An Affiliate is defined in the Membership Bylaws. An “affiliate” means any entity that is, directly or indirectly, controlled by, under common control of, or controls the subject party. Control means direct or indirect ownership of or the right to exercise (a) greater than fifty (50%) percent of the outstanding shares or securities entitled to vote for the election of directors or similar managing authority of the subject entity, or (b) greater than fifty (50%) percent of the ownership interest representing the right to make decisions for the subject entity.
We recommend all companies carefully read the membership agreements regarding affiliates and consult your own legal counsel to determine which membership account option is best for your company. If you have questions about applying for an account, please submit a support request.
Associate and Promoter benefits, such as discounts, eligibility to join working groups, early access to specifications, can flow between affiliated companies’ accounts that are linked in our database. Membership benefits are outlined in the benefits table. To establish an affiliate link between membership accounts in our database, the member must provide official documentation of affiliate relationship to the Membership Team for verification. An official document can be a government business registration document, a notice in an Annual Report, or similar. Please send your request to link the accounts along with the required documentation when submitting the ticket.