Terms & Disclosures

By becoming a member you agree to abide by the Terms and Conditions of membership as determined in the Bylaws of the Association. These Bylaws are subject to change by the Board of Directors in accordance with due process. The Board of Directors reserves all rights and discretion to accept or remove members in its sole discretion with or without reason.

The appearance of advertising or sponsorship gin accordance with these policies is neither a guarantee nor an endorsement of claims made for a product or service, nor an endorsement of a manufacturer, distributor or promoter of a product or service.

BCMA shall not be liable for any damages, claims, liabilities, costs or obligations arising from the use or misuse of the advertising material or sponsorship information that appear, whether such obligations arise in contract, negligence, equity or statute law. No guarantee or warranty is made as to the quality, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, appropriateness or suitability of the advertising material or sponsorship information provided.

Advertisements must comply with the core principles. Advertising space will not be sold on condition that specific editorial content will be subsequently produced. Advertising must be factually accurate, must not be misleading and must be in good taste as determined by sole discretion of the board.

A member may be disciplined based on the good faith determination by the Board of Directors, or a committee or person authorized by the Board of Directors to make such a determination, that the member has violated in a material and serious degree these Bylaws, has misrepresented himself/herself during the registration process, or has engaged in conduct materially and seriously prejudicial to the purposes and interests of the Association. Such discipline may include private or public reprimand, suspension or expulsion.

In the event that grounds appear to exist for discipline of a member the following procedure shall be followed: a) the member shall be given fifteen (15) days notice of the proposed discipline and the reasons therefor; the notice may be given by first class or registered mail addressed to the member’s last address as shown on the Association’s records; b) the member shall be given the opportunity to be heard, either orally or in writing, at least five (5) days before the effective date of the proposed action. The hearing shall be held, or the written statement considered, by the Board or by a committee or person authorized by the Board to determine whether the discipline should take place; c) the Board, committee, or authorized person shall decide whether or not the member should be disciplined and the manner of discipline, which may include private or public reprimand, suspension or expulsion. The decision of the Board, committee or authorized person shall be final.