Terms of Service
Definitions, Rights, and Privileges of Membership
Any new or returning individual who promotes or is actively engaged in the formation or management of alliances or related business development activities, and/or who has expressed an advocacy of the principles of the Association, is eligible for individual membership through payment of the applicable annual membership fee.
Corporate Company Members
Any new or returning corporation, partnership, association, or other entity organized for profit or not-for-profit, a significant part of whose business development and collaboration activities involves the formation and management of alliances, and who has expressed an advocacy of the principles of the Corporation by contributing specified membership fees, is eligible for membership.
Rights and Privileges of Membership
All members of the Association shall be entitled to the right to participate in specified events and activities offered through the Association and shall not have voting rights on matters affecting the Association, as defined in Association Articles of Organization or Bylaws, or for any purpose under Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 180, as amended, or any other law, rule or regulation. Membership fees are non-refundable.
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Code of Ethics
Guidelines for ethical conduct by ASAP members
Our members strive to uphold the highest ethical principles both within the association and in the conduct of their alliances.
All ASAP members are committed to observing and promoting the highest standards of ethical conduct with the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals. ASAP members pledge to accept this code as a minimum guideline for ethical conduct and shall:
- Faithfully abide by the articles of incorporation, bylaws, and policies of the organization.
- Exercise reasonable care, good faith, and due diligence in governing and managing affairs.
- Fully disclose, at the earliest opportunity, information that may result in a perceived or actual conflict of interest.
Professional Excellence – Integrity
- Maintain a professional level of courtesy, respect, and objectivity in all matters and activities.
- Strive to uphold and assist other members of ASAP in upholding the highest standards of conduct.
- Respect the confidentiality of sensitive information.
Collaboration and Cooperation
- Respect the diversity of opinions as expressed or acted upon by the organization board, committees, and membership, and formally register dissent as appropriate. Promote collaboration, cooperation, and partnership among association members.