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Associate.com Founders

Digital Statutes

Name

The digital Association is called Associate.com Founders and is a virtual non-profit association, part of Associate.com LTD.

Objectives

The objectives of this group are to: * Support financially Associate.com LTD, c/o MJP Partners AG, Bahnhofstrasse 20, 6300 Zug, Switzerland * Request new features to be implemented * Organize the community The funds will be used to cover Associate.com expenses, including development cost, infrastructure, or salaries. The official discord for the Associate.com community is https://discord.gg/2dQ8Hh3

Administrators

The Administrators of the digital association are:

Administrators may only act on behalf of the digital Association inside of the Associate.com platform

Any act outside of the platform doesn't engage the digital Association and doesn't engage Associate.com LTD.

Membership fee

The monthly membership fee is 5.00 USD

The membership fee minus payment processing fees will be credited to the association Balance . This fee can never be returned to the member.

A member that is didn’t pay his membership fee will have a grace period of three months to make the payment, but in the mean time he will not be able to participate in votes, create proposals, publish posts, requests payments, change the association settings, or do any other administrator action. He will receive reminders every two weeks by email.

It after three month this member still didn't pay his fee, he will lose his membership status and any administrator privileges that he might have. He is automatically removed from the Association. The three month period will not be due.

Association Balance

The association balance is the amount that can be spent by the digital association. The balance is increased by memberships fees and donations, after taking into account credit card processing fees

This Association keeps its balance in USD .

The association balance must be used to realize the objectives or be donated to another association with similar objectives. It can never be withdrawn.

The administrators with finance permission ( Christian BODT ) can make a Payment Request and Associate.COM LTD will validate and execute it.

How members are accepted.

New members are accepted automatically upon request after paying the monthly fee of 5.00 USD prorata the number of remaining days in the month.

The association accepts one membership per person only. You agree to never join multiple times, for example, using multiple different accounts. Violations will cause you to be removed or banned from the association and/or website.

How a vote is initiated

A vote is initiated in two cases:

  • If one of the administrators with voting permission ( Christian BODT ) requests it.
  • If at least 20% of members approve a proposal created in the proposal section.

When a vote is started, a message will be sent by email to all the Members. The vote will last for 14 days. Any member that is up to date of paying his membership can vote during this time.

Every resolution of the proposal is voted on individually. Members may change their vote until the vote ends or the resolution is decided.

How a vote is decided

The vote might be counted in two different ways:

  • Expressed: Members that didn't vote are not counted.
  • Total: Members that didn't vote are counted as "Against".

A resolution vote is closed as soon as the result can no longer change.

Below are the resolution pass thresholds for every resolution type. These values are specific to this digital association.

Resolution Type Resolution pass Counting method
Resolution Type: Free form text Resolution pass: 50% Counting method: Expressed
Resolution Type: Add an admin Resolution pass: 50% Counting method: Expressed
Resolution Type: Remove an admin Resolution pass: 50% Counting method: Expressed
Resolution Type: Change the fee Resolution pass: 50% Counting method: Expressed
Resolution Type: Change the voting threshold Resolution pass: 50% Counting method: Expressed
Resolution Type: Change the object Resolution pass: 66% Counting method: Total
Resolution Type: Dissolve the association Resolution pass: 66% Counting method: Total
Resolution Type: Exclude a member Resolution pass: 50% Counting method: Expressed
Resolution Type: Change the vote duration Resolution pass: 50% Counting method: Expressed
Resolution Type: Change the resolution pass threshold Resolution pass: 66% Counting method: Total

These thresholds are modified by a "Change resolution pass threshold" resolution.

Member exclusion

Members can be excluded by vote, only in case of damage caused to the Association or the objectives, nonrespect of these statutes, or non-respect of the Associate.com Terms and Conditions.

Dissolution

The digital Association will be dissolved by :

  • A vote in which 66% of total members voted "Yes".
  • A decision by Associate.com LTD, due to repeated rule infringement or illegal activity as described in Associate.com Terms and Conditions

In the case of Dissolution, the remaining funds in the balance will be donated to another association with similar objectives chosen by the members, or in case there is no decision by Associate.com LTD.

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Definitions
Administrator
A member that was elected to have extra permissions. The permissions can be: Settings, Memberships, Communication, Voting, Finances and IT
Associate.com LTD
The company Associate.com LTD incorporated in Switzerland under registration number CHE-336.404.342
Balance
The amount that can be spent by the digital association.
Member
A user that joined the digital association, that was accepted and didn't leave. You leave the digital association by chosing so yourselve, beeing excluded , or not paying the membership fee for more than 3 month.
Payment Request
Request by the finance Administrator to pay for expenses. The request is validated processed by Associate.com LTD if the description and destination account matches with the objectives.
Proposal
A list of Resolution that is not yet a Vote. Any Member can submit a Proposal
Resolution
A decision of type: Free form text, Add Admin, Remove Admin, Change the fee, Change the voting threshold , Change the object , Dissolve the association , Exclude member , Vote duration , Change resolution pass threshold
Vote
A list of Resolution that is up for vote
Voting Threshold
The percentage of member support for a Proposal to become a Vote (20% in this association)