Associate.com AG (more simply known as Associate) is a Swiss Tech Start-up that provides a global platform for Decentralized Associations.
The concept of decentralised associations removes borders and barriers to stimulate and support global cooperation between people and their projects.
Associate supports initiation and full governance of projects with distributed member control. Outcomes are decided by vote or by an elected administrator and are enforced by our platform.
Associate is designed for a more democratic internet age — one without monopolisation by large tech companies or dependencies on country-specific regulations for such organised and incorporated activities.
Anyone who has some positive motivation and an internet connection! Especially because, we really want people who use Associate to make better use of their valuable screen-time.
You will be joining a hub of productivity through projects governed by people from all over the world who are coming together to do something worthwhile and sustainable.
Setup is achieved upon completion of a simple registration process that captures basic details and key information — the process can be concluded within minutes.
Administrators can easily manage essential tasks like making payments or bank transfers and they can leverage web-services by Dropbox, GitHub, Amazon and name.com, directly on the platform.
The primary source of our income is generated by monthly membership fees and member donations.
Our users must accept our Terms & Conditions. There are no specific legal requirements for using Associate, however, country, and local laws apply.
Yes. However, you cannot create multiple user accounts.
An unlimited number of members may join.
Currently we do not support video on Associate, however we regularly feature video content on our social channels.
Yes, we are a global company, and we support all international languages.
No, we currently only support USD.
Yes, if it is not a non-profit, it is not a Decentralised Association.
Member votes determine outcomes which are automatically applied by the Associate platform.
Administrators can initiate a vote at any time. Members can also initiate a vote if they are in-favour at the designated threshold of the association.
The decision is immediately applied based on the resolution type. The "digital statutes" are then updated to reflect the decision. The vote is then archived, a message is posted in the Association´s page and an email notification is sent to the members.
The voting threshold is set by the creator of the Association at the setup stage, e.g. 20%. This value can be changed by members who vote to revise the existing threshold.
In the event of member non-payments, voting privileges are suspended. Following three-months of non-payment, a member will be automatically removed from the Association.
Your Association will remain if you have one single active member. It may be dissolved subject to a member vote. We also reserve the right to dissolve an Association for housekeeping or infringement of our Terms & Conditions.
When you start a new Decentralised Association with Associate, you will need to manually manage the closure of your traditional Association.
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