Membership Agreement

Last updated: January 25, 2017

The following terms and conditions govern membership in the Winnipeg Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience (WCSN), which is operated by the Manitoba Neuroscience Network (MNN), and is a sanctioned Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience in good standing. This membership terms & conditions (the “Membership Terms & Conditions,” or “Agreement”) is made between The MNN and the person registering for WCSN membership (“you” or the “Member”). 

Acknowledgement and Acceptance

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY. BY COMPLETING THE REGISTRATION PROCESS, YOU ACCEPT AND AGREE TO ALL OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH IN THIS AGREEMENT AND IN OUR PRIVACY POLICY. 

Description of WCSN Services

Each Member will receive benefits specified in the SFN Winnipeg Chapter section of the https://manitobaneuroscience.ca website. To access benefits or information related to benefits, a Member will be required to be a member in good standing.

Membership Term; Renewals

A Member shall be entitled to all membership benefits for the term of January 1 to December 31 of the year in which a membership application/renewal and corresponding membership fees are received by the MNN (the “Membership Term”). If a first-time member applies and pays for membership fees on or after November 1 of a given year, he or she shall be considered a member in good standing for the remainder of that calendar year in addition to the following calendar year. The MNN reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change the terms and conditions of this Agreement at any time, with or without notice to any Member, or to cancel this Agreement.

Electronic Disclosure and Consent

Your submission of an electronic membership application shall constitute your consent to receive any and all disclosures, notices and other communications regarding this Agreement, in electronic form. The MNN will provide all future disclosures and notices by sending an alert to the electronic mail address that you have provided. Consent may be withdrawn by contacting the MNN at [email protected], however in such circumstances, the MNN reserves the right to terminate your WCSN membership. It is your responsibility to maintain accurate contact information in your member profile and contact the MNN immediately if your electronic or postal mail address changes and you are unwilling or unable to update the information online. You can inform the MNN of such changes by using [email protected] or by using contact telephone numbers provided on the website.

WCSN Membership Types and Fees

Membership categories include: “Member,” “Associate Member,” and “Student Member.” Full “Members” are intended to be academic faculty and medical and industry professionals; “Associate Members” are intended to be include postdoctoral fellows, medical residents, laboratory technicians, research associates and emeritus faculty; “Student Members” are intended to be graduate and undergraduate students. Queries about which membership type is appropriate for an applicant in any other position can be directed to [email protected].

The current WCSN membership fee structure is provided on the website. Renewal fees will not be automatically billed to Members’ designated credit card account or other authorized billing source on an annual recurring basis. Members will be notified annually that the end of the membership term is approaching. Members will be responsible for completing the membership renewal and payment process prior to the December 31 expiry of membership benefits each year. The MNN offers an all-inclusive laboratory WCSN membership rate to academic faculty leading research laboratories. The all-inclusive rate is intended to reduce the total costs of membership for a large single laboratory group, substantially below the costs of individual membership fees that would otherwise be paid for each member. The all-inclusive membership rate is intended to be valid for one (1) laboratory leader (principal investigator), who must qualify as a “Member,” and an unlimited number of “Associate Members” and “Student Members” under the Member’s direct supervision in his or her lab. Under no circumstances can the membership fees of more than one (1) full “Member” be included in an all-inclusive rate. The MNN reserves the right to make a final judgement regarding who may be included in any particular request an all-inclusive rate. When an all-inclusive laboratory rate is chosen, the Member must declare the names and email addresses of all included Associate or Student Members. Each person will subsequently receive an email with an all-inclusive membership rate code and a web link directing the individual to provide information confirming WCSN membership. The code can be used to indicate that all-inclusive payment has already been received by the MNN.

Right to Cancel; Refund of WCSN Membership Fee

Members have the right to terminate this Agreement and membership in the WCSN at any time. A Member may cancel this Agreement and membership by sending such a request to [email protected]. If a Member cancels his or her membership before the end of a Membership Term for which Member has paid the annual fee, the Member cannot receive a refund of the fee or any portion thereof.

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless The MNN, WCSN, its parent entities, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, and employees, from any and all claims and demands, including attorneys’ fees, due to or arising from your use of https://manitobaneuroscience.ca or any services related to the MNN annual meeting or WCSN membership services.