The International Federation of Online Clubs and Aquatic Societies     

   I Focas

THE organization dedicated  to the promotion of the fishkeeping hobby worldwide

MEMBERS: DISPLAY THE IFOCAS LOGO PROMINENTLY ON YOUR SITE - SHOW YOU CARE ABOUT OUR HOBBY

.....Welcome to IFOCAS. It is now 2015, our 15th birthday. We have a membership group for every fishkeeper, group, business and aquarist, whether individual or commercial.........If fishkeeping is your speciality then we are  sure you will find something of interest to you on our site. All  world directories of clubs and aquatic bodies are just one click  away, but while you are here why not join us - it's really  easy.... There has been a slight delay in uplisting new members details recently due to the sheer volume of new members - but do not worry - if you have received your entry codes you are a member even if the public listing is a little delayed

MEMBERSHIP UPDATE!  October 2015. IFOCAS now has over 7,000 aquarist members in over 1,500 organizations spanning over 29 countries and is globally the largest and most influential hobbyist fish group. .

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Constitution Membership Application Form

The International Federation of Online Clubs and Aquatic Societies

 IFOCAS is a democratically constituted federation operating worldwide under the following constitutional guidelines

The Constitution. English Translation.  

ALSO PUBLISHED IN GERMAN, FRENCH AND SPANISH

 

The basic constitution of the Federation is as delineated below. We intend that this remain as simple as possible and any and all matters requiring arbitration will be voted upon by the membership.

1. In all matters the electoral system of one member one vote will prevail. The persons named in the original membership application will be accepted as being delegated to cast this vote. Changes can be made by confirmed email.. All Members of all Membership Categories are eligible to vote.

2. Changes to any conditions or rules will be made by a two-thirds majority of the votes cast. The webmaster will control any actual voting procedures and his/her decision on such procedures is final and binding.

3  Proposals for changes will be submitted to members bi-monthly within six weeks of receipt. Voting forms will be emailed where required. Forms should be returned within 30 days. Late receipts will be invalidated. Abstention votes will be allotted to the majority proposal. Results will be posted on the Federation website.

4. Federation information and material will be forwarded to the name and address supplied on the original application form

5. All Grades of Membership are subject to the following conditions

 CONDITIONS OF MEMBERSHIP

There are Four types of membership

1.  Full Participating Membership. For Societies, Clubs, Aquatic Groups and Public Aquaria that maintain a web presence

2.  Affiliate Membership.  For Societies, Clubs, Aquatic Groups and Public Aquaria that do not yet maintain a web presence and for our sponsors.

3.  Commercial/Trade Membership. For companies and manufacturers, traders and commercial aquatic organizations

4.  Experienced Aquarist Membership. Open only to individuals in areas where no current organization is present and communication via groups is impracticable. Membership of this grade is not automatic and individuals will firstly be referred to their nearest IFOCAS   member prior to an application being considered .  

Participating and Trade/Commercial Membership is currently free but dependant upon the following conditions

bulletAll Participating Members are expected to maintain a regularly updated website and give clear contact and communication details on their site. Participating Members who do not update their websites at least quarterly will be notified and if the site continues to remain outdated, transferred to an Affiliate Member status. This will incur a small subscription charge to cover postage and communications.
bulletAll participating members are expected to respond to enquiries without undue delay
bulletMembers requiring publicity for events are expected to supply accurate details as soon as the event status is ascertained
bulletMembers requiring publicity for new products to be forwarded to the full membership list should provide the publicity material plus one sample of the product at least one month prior to such a circulation request
bulletRecorded membership details will be available for the use of all other Members upon written request unless a specific request not to do so has been received
bulletMembership Lists are and will remain in the public domain and are posted and updated regularly in the members' section of our website.
bulletMembers are expected to promote each other wherever possible. The I FOCAS logo  may be used on any members website or publicity material. Artwork is also available if required.
bulletMembers are expected to display the membership badge or logos available on their main websites. It is not a condition of this clause that this logo will be linked to our site, but it would be promotionally helpful to all.if a link could be included
bulletMembers may withdraw from membership at any time by sending an email request to I FOCAS. Such a request will be rechecked prior to membership being closed.
bulletThis Federation is pro-active and members are actively encouraged to sponsor each other and their products.
bulletAny complaints against the organization or its members will be published for review. The complaints page is in the public domain.
bulletNew Emergency Rule 1.  Members breaching CITES or even alleged to be breaching CITES regulations will be suspended immediately without appeal until such times as the full membership can discuss and vote on the suspension..
bulletNew Emergency Rule #2   Non members, and companies claiming membership who are not members, will be banned indefinitely. This also applies to any web presence breaching our copyright and intellectual propery ownership and will also apply to subsequent companies owned by the same body or individual
These conditions will be added to or subtracted from as development of the Federation progresses,

PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW FOR AN APPLICATION FORM

I / WE HAVE READ THE CONDITIONS OF MEMBERSHIP AND WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FEDERATION'S ACTIVITIES AND EDUCATIONAL PROMOTIONS

I FOCAS is a Federation devoted to the promotion of fishkeeping worldwide

 Notice of intellectual property rights
Except where expressly stated to the contrary, all intellectual property rights in the text, graphics, information, motifs, logos, designs and databases contained in this site including the domain names, organisation and layout of the site and the software used in relation to the site are owned by IFOCAS or its licensors.
IFOCAS owns a portfolio of registered and unregistered trade marks including but not limited to IFOCAS. You may not use any trade marks, service marks and/or other trade names belonging to us from time to time, without our prior written consent (including without limitation IFOCAS's trade marks IFOCAS and SUPPORTING BODIES, all  are Copyright

You are welcome to copy excerpts of our information for purposes of review, discussion, academic study and other legitimate pursuits. You do not need to seek permission for such fair use, although you should acknowledge the source.

However, all information on this site, all motifs, designs and logos are copyright IFOCAS, unless specifically stated otherwise. We will vigorously pursue any violation of our copyright that seeks to exploit our material for commercial gain or to misrepresent our regulatory stance..

 

 

 

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