Membership Terms & Conditions
Any Member of the IPM is expected to comply with the IPM
Memorandum and Articles of Association.
Terms & Conditions of Application
1. All applications for
Membership must be submitted by completing the relevant application form.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request.
2. Membership of the IPM is
available to Agencies, Brand Owners, or Service Agencies.
3. The IPM Board has sole
discretion to determine whether an application for membership is accepted.
4. Subject to the above
requirements having been met, Membership is effective upon acceptance of the
application by the IPM Board and on payment of the Membership Fee.
5. The IPM Board reserves the
right to reject a Membership application for any reason it deems appropriate.
6. The applicant will be
notified of such a decision in writing and any Membership fee will be refunded
within 28 days of the Board's decision.
7. Membership of the IPM is
not open to individuals (other than sole trader Entrepreneurs).
8. Applicants must ensure
that all information provided is, to the best of their knowledge, complete and
accurate at the date of application. Where false or misleading information is
provided, the IPM reserves the right to terminate Membership without refund.
9. All organisations applying
for IPM membership should ideally provide two business references from
organisations that are either existing members of the IPM or are currently
trading with the organisation applying for Membership.
10. Details of any principals of the company applying
for membership who have held a similar position in a company that has gone into
insolvent liquidation in the last five years or who has been the subject of a
Disqualification Order under the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1985
should be clearly stated in your application and may, depending on the
circumstances, affect acceptance of your membership application.
Terms & Conditions that apply to Members
1. Members are required, as a
condition of Membership, to undertake to:
a. Conduct their promotional marketing and brand activation activities at all
times in accordance with the UK Non-Broadcast Code of Advertising, Sales
Promotion and Direct Marketing and with the UK Broadcast Code of Advertising
Practice (“the CAP Code”), and with any other codes of practice or conduct as
laid down by the IPM Board from time to time;
b. Conduct their promotional marketing activities in such a way as not to affect
prejudicially the well-being or reputation of the IPM or the promotional
c. Comply with any adjudication or conclusion reached by the IPM or Advertising
Standards Authority (“the ASA”) and/or the related Appeals Commissioners;
d. Pay the requisite IPM Annual Membership fee by the stated deadline date.
2. The IPM Board may suspend
or expel any Member who is found to have ceased to meet the IPM’s Membership
criteria, or who after a fair hearing, is found to have prejudiced the
well-being or reputation of the IPM or promotional marketing industry.
3. Members will be registered
as either Agency, Brand Owner or Service Agency, depending on which sector is
appropriate to their business.
4. Members’ rights regarding
the election of representatives to the IPM Board are exercised through these
5. All Memberships are
calendar based and renewal invoices are sent out 2 months in advance of either
the commencement of the new Membership or renewal date of existing Membership.
Rights and benefits of Membership commence or are renewed once payment has been
6. Companies who require or
who operate a purchase order system must let our Accounts Department know at
least two months in advance of renewal or new Membership date. Details of
these requirements should be sent to email@example.com
7. Following an annual
Membership term, Membership will automatically renew for the coming year unless
notice is given as per clause 8 below.
8. The IPM requires THREE MONTHS
written notice of the cessation of Membership. Following receipt of the
appropriate notice of cessation, Membership will cease at the expiration of the
current Membership period. Failure to provide the necessary notice will result
in the coming year’s Membership being automatically renewed and an invoice for
that coming year’s Membership issued for payment.
9. Where a
company/organisation ceases to be a Member, it must remove all references to
the IPM from its stationery, promotional material and website within a suitable
period (e.g. logos, Membership badges, seals of excellence etc).
10. After this date, unauthorised use of the IPM
logo will be deemed an infringement of the IPM's Intellectual Property Rights.
11. The IPM reserves the right to withdraw, amend or
replace any of the Member benefits provided.
12. Any changes or amendments will be posted on the
IPM’s website and details will be sent to each registered Member on the IPM’s
email database. Details of these requirements should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org