Membership Terms & Conditions
This Terms and Conditions of membership is a legal Agreement between you/your organization (“You/Your”), and the Automotive Executives Assocation (AEA), a fully owned professional trade association of Condurre, Inc. which sets forth the terms and conditions of membership. You understand that the rights of membership, including the right to identify membership, begin only when you have been notified that your application for membership has been accepted, and only for as long as you are an active member of AEA.
Membership Levels, Qualifications, Dues & Fees:
AEA membership is open to individuals involved directly/indirectly with the automotive industry. Current membership specific levels, required qualifications, benefits, and annual dues/fees can be found in the Membership section of the AEA website (http://automotiveexecutives.com/membership) and may be updated at any time by the AEA.
The AEA is a professional trade association. Your membership in the AEA may include benefits that help facilitate introductions/interactions to other AEA members, and a license to the AEA name and logo as described herein. In the event the AEA receives any complaints from other AEA members/non-members regarding Your conduct, actions, communications and/or activities related to the AEA in any way; such complaint(s) may result in immediate termination of this Agreement, by the AEA in its sole discretion.
Membership Term & Termination:
This agreement is applicable for the term of Your membership. This shall be the term beginning after you have been notified that you application for membership has been accepted by AEA and ending on termination, expiration or cancellation of Your membership in AEA or any earlier termination of this Agreement by AEA (“Term”). Unless terminated as provided herein, this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect, renewing annually, at the beginning of each fiscal year of AEA’s acceptance of Your application for membership. You shall be obligated to pay dues, assessments, or fees which accrued prior to the effective date of termination, expiration or cancellation. This Agreement shall be suspended upon the suspension of Your AEA membership.
AEA shall have the right, in its complete and sole discretion, to terminate the Agreement if You fail to comply with the terms and conditions of the Agreement and as such, breach this Agreement. AEA shall not be responsible for a refund of any fees and charges paid by the member prior to termination of this Agreement.
AEA shall have the right, in its complete and sole discretion, to terminate the Agreement for convenience five days after provision of written notice, provided however, in the event of an exercise of this right, AEA shall refund any annual dues previously paid by the member at a prorated rate based upon the termination date of this Agreement.
You may terminate this Agreement at any time. AEA shall not be responsible for a refund of any fees and charges paid by the member prior to termination of this Agreement.
Payment of Dues/Fees:
You shall pay dues, fees and other assessments applicable to Your level of membership, as established from time to time by AEA. AEA may establish reasonable additional fees or charges for participation in meetings or for other benefits of membership. You shall bear Your own costs and expenses for participation in AEA, such as travel, employee compensation, and incidental expenses.
Your Use of the AEA Name and Logo:
By using the Name and/or Logo, You are taking an affirmative action to signify that You are entering into a legal Agreement and affirmatively agree to be bound by the terms of the Agreement as set forth below including those additional terms and conditions as may be stipulated in any referenced or accompanying documentation. If You do not agree to be bound by the terms of the Agreement as set forth below, do not obtain or use the Name and/or Logo. The name and/or logo may be obtained directly from AEA staff in the form of a graphic file contained on computer media or by downloading, copying or any other electronic retrieval method the Name and/or Logo from the AEA website.
License to Identify Membership:
During the Term of this Agreement, AEA grants You a nonexclusive, non-assignable and non-transferable limited license to use the AEA Name and Logo only as stated below in the following printed media whether as printed or “online” materials and electronic broadcast media: newspapers, periodicals, billboards, posters, direct mail, flyers, yellow pages or other directory advertising, telephone, television or radio spots, business cards, stationary, invoices, facsimile cover sheets and other standard business documents for the limited purpose of conveying notice of Your membership in AEA. You agree that the AEA Name and Logo may not be otherwise used, copied, reproduced or altered in any manner. Nothing in this Agreement, or in Your use of the AEA Name and Logo, will give You any right whatsoever in the AEA Name and Logo, or in any similar marks, beyond the right granted in this Agreement.
Upon any termination, expiration, cancellation or suspension of Your membership or the Term of this Agreement, You shall discontinue all use of the Name and/or Logo. Furthermore, AEA has an absolute right to terminate, cancel, suspend or withdraw Your license at any time.
The Name and Logo may not be used in any way as to represent approval by AEA of the content of media with prior written permission of AEA. A copy of any proposed media must accompany all requests for permission.
The Name and Logo may not be used in any way as to represent an endorsement or certification by AEA of any product or service offered by You. Nothing in this Agreement or in Your use of the Name and/or Logo shall confer any endorsement or approval of Your products or services or of You.
The Name and/or Logo are the property of AEA and may only be used by a member of AEA during that member’s period of membership.
The Name and/or Logo must always be a component of or accompanied by the words “Automotive Executives Association Member”
You may display the Name and/or Logo anywhere on Your website at Your primary internet domain name. Your online use of the Name and/or Logo will be linked, at a minimum from the most prominent reference to the Name and/or Logo on the respective page, to the AEA website at http://www.automotiveexecutives.com (or such other address as shall be established).
The Name and/or Logo are protected by trademark and copyright laws and international trademark and copyright treaties, as well as other intellectual property laws and treaties and contain intellectual property exclusive to AEA. All right, interest, title to, and ownership and intellectual property rights in, the Name and/or Logo and all copies remain with AEA.
You are expressly prohibited from utilizing the Name and/or Logo for any purpose not permitted in this agreement, including copying the Name and/ or Logo, other than to make a single copy of the name and/or Logo in machine-readable format for back-up or archival purposes. You are permitted to make such copies for Your internal use only. You may not modify the Name and/or Logo or create derivative works based upon the Name and/or Logo or any part of the Name and/or Logo.
You may not distribute copies of the Name and/or Logo to third parties. You must comply with all applicable laws regarding the use of the Name and/or Logo. AEA reserves all rights not expressly granted.
Limitation of Liability:
You agree that You will not sue AEA for injunctive relief or for any damages on any matter concerning the subject matter of this Agreement. In no event shall AEA be liable to You or any other for any damages of any type as a consequence of Your actions pursuant to this Agreement, whether such actions are authorized or unauthorized pursuant to the terms of this Agreement.
WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, IN NO EVENT SHALL AEA OR ITS AFFILIATES BE LIABLE TO MEMBER FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR ONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST PROFITS, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
If any provision of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, all other provisions shall remain valid, unless such validity would frustrate the purpose of this Agreement, and this Agreement shall be enforced to the full extent allowable under applicable law and a substitute, valid, and enforceable provision most nearly reflecting the original intent shall be developed in place of the invalid provision. No modification to this Agreement is binding, unless in writing.
This Agreement shall be governed by and construed under, and the legal relations among the parties hereto shall be determined in accordance with, the laws of the State of California, excluding conflict-of-law principles that would cause the application of the laws of any other jurisdiction.
This Agreement is the entire Agreement between You and AEA relating to the subject matter herein and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous oral or written communications, proposals, and representations with respect to its subject matter except for the Bylaws which are themselves integrated into this Agreement.
AEA reserves the right to change this Agreement and/or its terms at any time and may eliminate the license granted herein with respect to You individually or all members collectively at any time. Any change to this Agreement and/or its terms shall be effective as of the date of posting to the website of AEA or actual notice to You, whichever is earlier.
Any questions regarding your application, membership, or this Agreement should be provided directly to the AEA via the Contact page.