Become a member

How to become a member?

Why to join

Membership in the Association is voluntary. Economic operators with registered office in the Republic of Slovenia with direct selling in their registered activity portfolio can become members of the Association. The Association shall have:

  • regular members; and
  • associate members.

 

The candidates for membership must submit the following:

  1. Written application for membership in the Association;
  2. Copy from the court register (firm, activity, company reg. no., director);
  3. Statement on activity sub-group (goods group);
  4. Total number of full-time employees as at the day of filing the membership application;
  5. Number of direct sellers and agents in direct selling;
  6. Name of representative in the association;
  7. Date of introduction of direct selling;
  8. Copy of purchase agreement used in direct selling (door-to-door selling);
  9. Evidence of paid membership fee.

The application shall be deemed complete if all attachments specified in Paragraph 2 hereunder and the statements stipulated by Article 8 of the Rules have been enclosed.

The President of the Association shall check the completeness of the application. The President of the Association shall submit the application of a candidate that meets the prescribed criteria to the Board of Members which shall decide on the admission of the candidate by a 2/3 majority of votes of those present at the Board meeting.

Regular members of the Association

To be admitted as regular member, a candidate for membership must meet the following conditions:

  • Mandatory membership in the Slovenian Chamber of Commerce;
  • Direct selling must be part of its operations for at least two years on the territory of Slovenia;
  • Direct selling (selling door-to-door) must be in accordance with the applicable legislation and in line with the European direct selling Code of Conduct.

Associated members of the Association

Legal or natural persons (private individuals) can become associated members of the Association provided that they ate members of the Slovenian Chamber of Commerce, wish to engage in direct selling and are beginning to construct a direct selling system and do not meet all the conditions for regular membership.

The members of the Association must:

  • Comply with the Rules on the organisation and work of the Direct Selling Association;
  • Comply with the Direct Selling Code of Conduct;
  • Actively support the goals of the Association and participate in the achievement of the set goals;
  • Appropriately represent the Association.

Upon admission to the Association, a candidate must sign a statement on acceptance of the Rules on the organisation and work of the Direct Selling Association and the European Direct Selling Code of Conduct. The admission fee is the membership fee for the first year of membership in the Association.

Regular members of the Association

Regular members of the Association shall have the right to:

  • Use the name and logo of the Association;
  • Vote and be elected to bodies of the Association;
  • Vote at the meeting of the Association Board;
  • Adopt programme and financial decisions of the Association;
  • Decide on the amendments to these Rules;
  • Decide on the reorganisation and dissolution of the Association.

Regular members of the Association shall have the obligation to:

  • Meet the duties stipulated by these Rules and the resolutions adopted by the bodies of the Association;
  • Participate in the work of the Association;
  • Regularly pay the membership fee;
  • Provide data to the Association to facilitate its work.

Associated members of the Association

Associated members of the Association shall have the right to:

  • Use the name of the Association (but not its logo);
  • Participate in all meetings and activities of the Association.

Associated members of the Association shall have the obligation to:

  • Participate in the work of the Association;
  • Regularly pay the membership fee;
  • Provide data to the Association needed to implementation of the programme work.

The membership in the Association shall be terminated in the following cases:

  • Upon the request of the member – voluntary exit;
  • Upon exclusion;
  • Failure to meet the conditions of Articles 7 and 8 of these Rules;
  • Failure to pay membership fee to the Association or the Chamber even after having been reminded;
  • Dissolution of the Association.

 

A member that no longer wishes to participate in the work of the Association shall inform the Association of its voluntary exit in writing. Membership shall be terminated at the end of the calendar year in which the Association received a written notice of the member’s exit.

A member that has severely violated the Rules or the resolutions adopted by the bodies of the Association, the European Direct Selling Code of Conduct or whose actions have damaged the work or reputation of the Association in relation to state authorities or the public can be excluded from the Association.

A resolution on the exclusion of a member shall be adopted if 2/3 of the members present at the meeting of the Association Board vote in favour of it. The date of the termination of membership shall be determined in the resolution.

Membership in the Association shall be automatically terminated on the day a member failed to comply with the provisions from Articles 7 and 8 hereof. In such case, the Board of Members shall adopt a declaratory resolution at its next meeting.

Following the termination of membership in the Association, the member shall have no right to file any claims in relation to the Association’s assets or refund of the membership fee for the current calendar year.

 

The Management Board of the Slovenian Chamber of Commerce approved these Rules on December 4th, 2008.

 

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