OpenUK Membership Terms and Conditions

  • To become an Ordinary or Associate Member of OpenUK you agree to be bound by these terms, the Constitution and related documents
  • Unless qualified as ‘Company Member’, the word ‘Membership’ means ‘Ordinary Membership’ and the term ‘Member’ means ‘Ordinary Member’
  • Ordinary or Associate membership:
    • does not represent or imply Company Membership interest as defined by company law
    • will not include the member in the formal Register of Members at Companies House
  • Ordinary Membership is:
    • for a period of twelve months at a time
    • subject to receipt of cleared payment
    • requires approval by the directors or their appointed Membership Secretary as stated on the OpenUK Governance page
    • relates to a Type of membership commensurate with the size or type of organisation
    • equal participation, regardless of Type
    • offered an advisory vote at general meetings to inform the Directors of the will of the ordinary Membership
  • Associate Membership is:
    • perpetual
    • active until the Directors, Membership Secretary or majority of Ordinary Members believe it is not appropriate
    • free of charge
    • unable to participate in Ordinary Member votes
  • Should a membership be declined or withdrawn by OpenUK:
    • a refund will be issued for the remaining duration of the term
    • The Ordinary Member will remove any statement of membership or association from their published information
  • Ordinary or Associate Membership may be declined or withdrawn if:
    • the applicant does not fit the profile of the Type applied for
    • at the opinion of the Directors, Membership Secretary or majority of Ordinary Members:
      • does not present themselves as aligned with the vision and values of OpenUK
      • is not sufficiently transparent about their business or activities
      • may put the reputation of OpenUK at risk
      • behaves in an unprofessional manner
    • the Directors do not believe the membership is appropriate
  • Company Members are:
    • bound by the rules of company law and the Articles of Association of OpenUK
    • included in the Register of Members at Companies House
    • listed on the OpenUK Governance page