The following terms and conditions regulate membership in the Alaska Gun Collectors Association (hereafter “AGCA”) and the use of the AGCA website and other online resources. These terms and conditions constitute an agreement between the AGCA and its members.
A. AGCA Membership Criteria
Per the AGCA bylaws, “Membership is open to any person or organization who supports the purpose of the AGCA and who is legally entitled to possess firearms [in the United States].”
This requirement inherently includes an age restriction on applicants. To meet the above criteria, per federal law, applicants must be 18 years of age or older.
Additionally, applicants must be capable of entering into contracts and payment agreements on their own accord. AGCA members and prospective members commit to comply with the terms outlined in this agreement.
By registering for membership and acknowledging these terms and conditions, you are attesting that you explicitly and without qualification meet this criteria for membership and that you will notify the AGCA Board of Directors in writing of any changes in status that would put you in violation of these criteria or cause your membership to be in jeopardy or forfeited.
B. Accuracy of Information
Those applying for membership promise that the information they are providing about their identity is true, accurate, and complete; that they are not impersonating others; and that they are not misrepresenting their identity or qualifications.
C. Member Responsibilities
Membership is not transferrable.
Members are responsible for keeping the AGCA updated with changes to their contact information, including their name, mailing address, email address, and phone number.
Members are wholly responsible for maintaining their exclusive access to their membership identity card and any online activity that occurs in conjunction with their member credentials, including their username and password. Therefore, users must keep their passwords secure and not share their credentials, including their physical identity card, with others.
Members are responsible for notifying the AGCA Board of Directors in writing immediately if they suspect their credentials have been compromised or have reason to believe that their identity card is being used, has been used, or may be used fraudulently or otherwise without their permission.
D. Termination of Membership
The AGCA bylaws state that membership is subject to the overview and approval of the Membership Committee.
Membership will be terminated for non-payment of dues.
Membership may be terminated for:
- Conduct not supportive of the AGCA purposes;
- Failure to abide by the Rules and/or Regulations governing membership meetings, events, shows, or other AGCA functions;
- Conduct in violation of, or contrary to, the bylaws of the AGCA;
- Conduct which constitutes illegal or unlawful activities under the laws of any Federal, State, or Local Governmental Unit;
- Just cause.
The process of membership termination is governed by the AGCA bylaws.
E. Cancellation/Resignation of Membership
Members wishing to cancel their membership, either by their own election or because of a status that disqualifies them from membership, must notify the AGCA Board of Directors in writing promptly.
F. Payment of Dues
Dues are payable upon application for membership and at the expiration of membership in the case of renewal. Installment payment plans may be periodically approved by the Board of Directors for promotional purposes, in which case dues will be payable according to the payment schedule outlined in the approved payment plan.
G. Refunding of Dues
If membership is denied for any reason during the application process, dues will be refunded in full.
Dues paid to the organization shall not be refunded upon voluntary or involuntary termination, suspension, or resignation of membership, except where a refund request is submitted in writing to the AGCA consistent with the following requirements:
- If an individual requests to terminate their membership prior to their initial payment being processed by AGCA for that application, then AGCA will not process the payment for that application. The applicant will not forfeit any money.
- If the individual requests a refund after their membership application has been processed but prior to receiving membership approval and the distribution of membership materials, that person will receive a refund of the membership fees, minus a $25.00 processing fee.
- No refunds will be given after membership materials have been distributed to an individual.
- No refunds will be given if a request is made more than 30 days after the membership application has been submitted, regardless of receipt of membership material.
- If a company pays membership dues on behalf of an individual, the company will, under no circumstances, receive a refund unless the individual member requests that their own membership be terminated, and a refund issued. Such a request must meet all the requirements listed above.
- Resignation, suspension, expiration, or termination of membership shall not relieve an individual from full payment of any and all fees, dues, and each and every installment thereof remaining unpaid on the date of tender of resignation, suspension, expiration, or termination.
- Refund requests shall be submitted in writing to the AGCA Board of Directors.
H. Appropriate Use of AGCA Online Resources
Member access to AGCA online resources, including the website, forums, and other capabilities, is not a right of membership but a benefit for those members who follow our reasonable rules governing online behavior and treat other members of our community well. The AGCA, using reasonable discretion, may decide whether or not a member’s use complies with these terms.
Use of AGCA online resources is limited to those explicitly authorized to do so.
By using AGCA online resources, a member agrees to comply with all applicable laws and refrain from infringing any third-party rights or interests (for example, privacy and intellectual property rights). A member also agrees that they will not knowingly or willfully submit inaccurate, defamatory, or offensive content to the website. In addition, the following policies are part of this Agreement and must be followed anytime a member accesses AGCA online resources:
- Rules of Conduct
- Community Guidelines
I. Mutual Non-Disclosure
AGCA and its members agree to keep any and all confidential information that is obtained about the other strictly confidential. “Confidential Information” means any information or matter concerning the business, finances, technology or affairs of the other party which is not in the public domain (other than by breach of this clause) but shall not include any information that either party is required to disclose by law or which has come into the public domain other than by breach of this clause. This clause shall survive termination of membership.
Further, all members have a duty to protect the privacy and security of AGCA’s online content that is not publicly accessible, including content posted on this site and information about the AGCA membership, and other confidential or proprietary information.
J. Changes to Rules, Guidelines, and Codes of Conduct
AGCA reserves the right to change these policies from time to time and the changes take place when we post them on the website.