This Membership Agreement (“Agreement”) doing business as
the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM), is between the
Member, the applicant for membership (“Member”), and ASCM,
an Indiana nonprofit corporation, with principle place of business at
8430 W Bryn Mawr Ave #1000, Chicago, IL 60631 (“ASCM”) (and
In applying for membership in ASCM, Member agrees to be subject to these
Terms and Conditions and further warrants that ASCM may revoke
Member’s membership in ASCM at any time for Member’s failure
to abide by the Terms and Conditions. By checking the “I
Accept Box” and clicking the “Submit” button on the
application page or clicking the “I Agree Box” for the ASCM
bound by these Terms and Conditions (“Agreement”).
Membership understands that the rights of membership, including the
right to identify membership, begin only when member have been notified
that member application for membership has been accepted, and only for
as long as member are an active member of ASCM.
Term, Renewal, and Payment
Term. The term of this
Agreement (the “Initial Term”) commences on the date Member
or Corporate Member submits application page (the “Effective
Date”) and fully pays the required membership dues. The
Initial Term of this Agreement shall be one (1) year. For
membership types listed in Section 5(b)(i) and 5(b)(v) below, Members
may select an Initial Term of one (1) month.
Renewal. For membership
types listed in Section 5(b)(i)-(vii) below, upon expiration of the
Initial Term, this Agreement shall automatically renew for successive
terms (“Renewal Terms”) of equal length to the Initial Term,
unless either Party provides written notice of nonrenewal, to ASCM at
the below listed address, at least thirty (30) days prior to the end of
the then-current term (or unless sooner terminated as provided in
Section 3. If the Initial Term is renewed for a Renewal Term
pursuant to this Section, the terms and conditions of this Agreement
during such Renewal Term shall be the same as the terms and conditions
in effect immediately prior to such renewal, subject to any change in
the membership fees payable hereunder by Member to ASCM during the
applicable Renewal Term. If either Party provides timely notice of its
intent not to renew this Agreement, then, unless otherwise sooner
terminated in accordance with its terms, this Agreement shall terminate
on the expiration of the then-current Term.
UNLESS MEMBER NOTIFIES ASCM BEFORE A CHARGE THAT MEMBER WANTS TO CANCEL
OR DOES NOT WANT TO AUTO RENEW, MEMBER UNDERSTANDS MEMBER’S ASCM
Membership WILL AUTOMATICALLY CONTINUE AND MEMBER AUTHORIZES ASCM
(WITHOUT NOTICE TO MEMBER, UNLESS REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW) TO COLLECT
THE THEN-APPLICABLE MEMBERSHIP FEE, WHICH IS SUBJECT TO MODIFICATION
WITHOUT NOTICE, AND ANY TAXES, USING ANY ELIGIBLE PAYMENT METHOD ASCM
HAS ON RECORD FOR MEMBER.
Either Party, in its sole discretion, may terminate this Agreement at
any time without cause, by providing at least thirty (30) days' prior
written notice to the other Party.
This Agreement may be terminated before the expiration date of the Term
on written notice by ASCM, if Member fails to pay any amount when due
Member may terminate Member’s membership by notifying ASCM by
contacting ASCM by first class certified mail at 8430 W Bryn Mawr Ave
#1000, Chicago, IL 60631; or by email at
- No Refunds.
ASCM shall not be responsible for a refund of any fees, dues, course or
certification fees or costs, expenses, and charges paid by the Member or
Corporate Member prior to termination of this Member’s
Membership Types, Level, Qualifications, and Dues
ASCM provides frameworks, improvement methodology, training, ASCM
certification and benchmarking tools to facilitate improvements in the
supply chain performance industry. Membership in ASCM is open to
business entities and individual professionals from around the world who
are committed to building excellence in supply chain performance; who meet
eligibility criteria established from time to time by ASCM. This may
include, but is not limited to:
Corporate Members are corporations, limited liability companies,
partnerships, associations and other business or nonprofit organizations
that have submitted an application for membership in ASCM and have been
accepted and approved as Members by ASCM. Corporate Members
include the following levels and dues, payable as provided under Section
2 “Term, Renewal, and Payment” herein.
Enterprise Professional - PLUS (> 25) - 1 YEAR
Enterprise Professional - PLUS (< 25) - 1 YEAR
Corporate Member Package I – PLUS (up to 100 memberships)
– ($12,500 from the employer)
Corporate Member Package II – PLUS (up to 225 memberships)
– ($25,000 from the employer)
Corporate Member Package III – PLUS (up to 500 memberships)
– ($50,000 from the employer)
Individual Members are natural persons who have submitted an application
for membership in ASCM and have been accepted and approved by ASCM.
Individual Members include the following levels and dues, payable as
provided under Section 2, “Term, Renewal, and Payment”
Professional Member – PLUS - $220
Young Professional – CORE - $90
Young Professional – PLUS - $110
International Professional – CORE - $150
International Professional – PLUS - $185
International Joint – PLUS – Price varies by
International Channel Partner
Academic Professional – PLUS - $75
Retired Member – PLUS - $100
Federal Government/Military – PLUS - $125
Student Member – PLUS - $0
Member Benefits and Rights.
Members and Corporate Members receive benefits associated with their
membership as may be identified from time to time by ASCM.
PLUS-level members receive discounts on certification courseware,
training and exam purchases. Corporate Members may receive
additional benefits related to ASCM’ affiliation with ASCM’
501(c)(3) affiliate ASCM-SCC.
Statutory Member Rights. Members of ASCM shall be entitled to access and participation in
ASCM’ programs and other benefits as set forth herein, but shall
not have statutory voting rights under the Indiana Nonprofit Corporation
Act of 1991, but may, at the discretion of the ASCM Board of Directors,
vote to approve advisory opinions.
Member's Acts or Omissions.
If ASCM's performance of its obligations under this Agreement is prevented
or delayed by any act or omission of Member or its agents, subcontractors,
consultants or employees, ASCM shall not be liable for any costs, charges
or losses sustained or incurred by Member, in each case, to the extent
arising directly or indirectly from such prevention or delay.
ASCM is a professional trade association. Member’s membership in the
ASCM may include benefits that help facilitate introductions/interactions
to other ASCM members, and a license to the ASCM name and logo as
described herein. In the event the ASCM receives any complaints from other
ASCM Members/non-members regarding. Member’s conduct, actions,
communications and/or activities related to the ASCM in any way; such
complaint(s) may result in immediate termination of Member’s
membership, by ASCM in its sole discretion.
ASCM Corporate Directory
All Corporate Members registered under Section 5(a)(iv)-(vi) above shall
be included in the ASCM Corporate Directory. The ASCM Corporate
Directory shall include Corporate Members’ name, address, industry,
and number of employees. ASCM shall work with individual Corporate
Members to ensure accurate information in the ASCM Corporate
Directory. In applying for ASCM Corporate Membership you acknowledge
and waive any and all rights to opt out of our collection and distribution
of your company information, and you further agree that ASCM has no
liability for providing this information to third parties.
Member Use of ASCM Name and Logo
During the Term of this Agreement, ASCM grants Member a nonexclusive,
non-assignable and non-transferable limited license to use the
ASCM’ Name and Logo for the limited purpose of conveying notice of
Member’s membership in ASCM. Member agrees that ASCM Name and Logo
may not be otherwise used, copied, reproduced or altered in any manner.
Nothing in these Terms and Conditions, or in Member’s use of the
ASCM Name and Logo, shall give Member any rights whatsoever in the ASCM
Name and Logo, or in any similar marks, beyond the rights granted in
these Terms and Conditions.
Upon any termination, expiration, cancellation or suspension of
Member’s membership or the Term of this Agreement, Member shall
discontinue all use of the Name and/or Logo. Furthermore, ASCM has an
absolute right to terminate, cancel, suspend or withdraw Member’s
license at any time.
The Name and Logo may not be used in any way as to represent approval by
ASCM of the content of media with prior written permission of ASCM. 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 ASCM of any product or service offered
by Member. Nothing in this Agreement or in Member’s use of the
Name and/or Logo shall confer any endorsement or approval of
Member’s products or services or of Member.
The Name and/or Logo are the property of ASCM and may only be used by a
Member of ASCM during that member’s period of membership.
The Name and/or Logo must always be a component of or accompanied by the
words “ASCM Member”
Member may display the Name and/or Logo anywhere on Member’s
website at Member’s primary internet domain name. Member’s
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 ASCM website at http://www.ASCM.org (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 ASCM. All right, interest, title to, and ownership
and intellectual property rights in, the Name and/or Logo and all copies
remain with ASCM.
Member 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. Member are
permitted to make such copies for Member’s internal use only.
Member 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.
Member may not distribute copies of the Name and/or Logo to third
parties. Member must comply with all applicable laws regarding the use
of the Name and/or Logo. ASCM reserves all rights not expressly granted.
All non-public, confidential or proprietary information of ASCM,
including, but not limited to, trade secrets, technology, information
pertaining to business operations and strategies, certification course,
tests, examinations, programs and information pertaining to members,
pricing, and marketing (collectively, "Confidential Information"), disclosed by ASCM to Member, whether disclosed orally or disclosed
or accessed in written, electronic or other form or media, and whether
or not marked, designated or otherwise identified as "confidential," in
connection with these terms and conditions is confidential, and shall
not be disclosed or copied by Member without the prior written consent
of the ASCM. Confidential Information does not include information that
- in the public domain;
- known to Member at the time of disclosure; or
rightfully obtained by Member on a non-confidential basis from a third
ASCM shall be entitled to injunctive relief for any violation of this
Disclaimer of Warranties.
ASCM MAKES NO WARRANTY WHATSOEVER WITH RESPECT TO ANY SERVICES OR
OBLIGATIONS ARISING UNDER THIS AGREEMENT, INCLUDING ANY (A) WARRANTY OF
MERCHANTABILITY; OR (B) WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE; OR
(C) WARRANTY OF TITLE; OR (D) WARRANTY AGAINST INFRINGEMENT OF
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OF A THIRD PARTY; WHETHER EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED BY LAW, COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE, USAGE OF TRADE
Limitation of Liability.
IN NO EVENT SHALL ASCM BE LIABLE TO MEMBER OR TO ANY THIRD PARTY FOR
ANY LOSS OF USE, REVENUE OR PROFIT OR LOSS OF DATA OR DIMINUTION IN
VALUE, OR FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, EXEMPLARY,
SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES WHETHER ARISING OUT OF BREACH OF CONTRACT,
TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH
DAMAGES WERE FORESEEABLE AND WHETHER OR NOT ASCM HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE
POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, AND NOTWITHSTANDING THE FAILURE OF ANY
AGREED OR OTHER REMEDY OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
In addition to any remedies that may be provided under this Agreement,
ASCM may terminate this Agreement with immediate effect upon written
notice to Member, if Member:
fails to pay any amount when due under this Agreement [and such failure
continues for days after Member's receipt of written notice of
has not otherwise performed or complied with any of the terms of this
Agreement, in whole or in part; or
- as otherwise provided in these Terms and Conditions
No waiver by ASCM of any of the provisions of this Agreement is effective
unless explicitly set forth in writing and signed by ASCM. No failure to
exercise, or delay in exercising, any rights, remedy, power or privilege
arising from this Agreement operates or may be construed as a waiver
thereof. No single or partial exercise of any right, remedy, power or
privilege hereunder precludes any other or further exercise thereof or the
exercise of any other right, remedy, power or privilege.
- Force Majeure.
ASCM shall not be liable or responsible to Member, nor be deemed to have
defaulted or breached this Agreement, for any failure or delay in
fulfilling or performing any term of this Agreement when and to the extent
such failure or delay is caused by or results from acts or circumstances
beyond the reasonable control of ASCM including, without limitation, acts
of God, flood, fire, earthquake, explosion, governmental actions, war,
invasion or hostilities (whether war is declared or not), terrorist
threats or acts, riot, or other civil unrest, national emergency,
revolution, insurrection, epidemic, lock-outs, strikes or other labor
disputes (whether or not relating to either party's workforce), or
restraints or delays affecting carriers or inability or delay in obtaining
supplies of adequate or suitable materials, materials or telecommunication
breakdown or power outage.
Member shall not assign any of its rights or delegate any of its
obligations under this Agreement without the prior written consent of
ASCM. Any purported assignment or delegation in violation of this Section
is null and void. No assignment or delegation relieves Member of any of
its obligations under this Agreement.
Relationship of the Parties.
The relationship between the parties is that of independent contractors.
Nothing contained in this Agreement shall be construed as creating any
agency, partnership, joint venture or other form of joint enterprise,
employment or fiduciary relationship between the parties, and neither
party shall have authority to contract for or bind the other party in any
No Third-Party Beneficiaries.
This Agreement is for the sole benefit of the Parties hereto, in
furtherance of the supply chain management industry, and the
Parties’ respective successors and permitted assigns and nothing
herein, express or implied, is intended to or shall confer upon any other
person or entity any legal or equitable right, benefit or remedy of any
nature whatsoever under or by reason of these Terms.
- Governing Law.
All matters arising out of or relating to this Agreement are governed by
and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of
Illinois without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision
or rule (whether of the State of Illinois or any other jurisdiction) that
would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than
those of the State of Illinois
Submission to Jurisdiction.
Any legal suit, action or proceeding arising out of or relating to this
Agreement shall be instituted in the federal courts of the United States
of America or the courts of the State of Illinois in each case located in
the City of Chicago and County of Cook, and each party irrevocably submits
to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts in any such suit, action or
If any term or provision of this Agreement is invalid, illegal or
unenforceable in any jurisdiction, such invalidity, illegality or
unenforceability shall not affect any other term or provision of this
Agreement or invalidate or render unenforceable such term or provision in
any other jurisdiction.
Provisions of these Terms, which by their nature should apply beyond their
terms, will remain in force after any termination or expiration of this
Amendment and Modification.
ASCM reserves the right to change this Agreement and/or its terms at any
time and may eliminate the license granted herein with respect to the
Member, the Member 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 ASCM or actual notice to Member,
whichever is earlier.
Any questions regarding Member’s application, membership, or this
Agreement should be provided directly to ASCM via the following email: