CIP4 Membership Application

Application of

(hereinafter referred to as the “Member”)

having a place of business at

for membership in the International Cooperation for the Integration of Processes in Prepress, Press and Postpress (CIP4).

CIP4 is an association of vendors and users of equipment, software, and peripherals formed to encourage computer-based integration of all processes that have to be considered in the graphic arts industry, in particular the specification of standards.

In making this Application and tendering the required membership fee, Member agrees to the following terms and conditions:

1.0 PARTICIPATION

Member agrees to participate in CIP4 at the membership level indicated below and to pay the non-refundable, annual membership fee associated with the indicated level. The rights and privileges of each membership level are set forth in the CIP4 Articles of Association, Title II.

Membership Level*

* Note: If you sell software, or if you sell any system or device that incorporates JDF functionality, your company does NOT qualify for the Associate Membership, with exceptions made for distributors, associations, one-time custom software developed by integrators and consultants. Please see CIP4 Articles of Association and the CIP4 Membership Regulations”. Both documents can be downloaded from the CIP4 website at: http://www.cip4.org/cip4-bylaws.html.

2.0 TERM OF MEMBERSHIP

The term of membership in CIP4 shall begin the day this Application is accepted by CIP4 and shall continue in force for one year. Repayment of the annual fee by Member extends the membership under the terms and conditions set forth herein. The CIP4 membership period starts on July 1st and ends on June 30th of the following calendar year. For renewing members, the annual membership fee must be paid within 30 days after the beginning of the membership period. For new members the
following rules apply:

  • If a member joins CIP4 within the first half of the membership period (1st of July to 31st of Dec.), it pays a membership fee for the number of months remaining until the end of June in the following calendar year (starting from the beginning of the month in which the member joins).
  • If a member joins CIP4 within the second half of the membership period (1st of Jan. to 30th of June), it pays a membership fee for the number of months remaining until the end of June in the following calendar year (starting from the beginning of the month in which you join). This will mean a payment of between 13 and 18 months’ fees.

3.0 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Member agrees to abide by the terms of the CIP4 Intellectual Property Policy, dated 3 June 2005.
(See http://www.cip4.org/cip4-bylaws.html)

4.0 LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

In no event will CIP4 be liable to Member for loss or damage of any kind, including cost of procurement of substitute goods or services, lost profits, loss of use, loss of data or any incidental, consequential, indirect, or special damages, whether under contract, tort, warranty or otherwise, arising in any way out of Member’s participation in any CIP4 standards-making activities or out of Member’s implementation or use of any CIP4 standard specifications, software, and/or toolkits, whether or not CIP4 had advance notice of the possibility of such loss or damage.

5.0 BYLAWS, RULES, AND PROCEDURES

Member agrees to abide by the terms of the CIP4 Articles of Association and to abide by all rules and procedures adopted by CIP4 or any of its committees in connection with standards-making activities.

6.0 REQUIRED AND OPTIONAL CONTACTS

Member identifies the following are company contacts:
PRIMARY REPRESENTATIVE ( *REQUIRED — THE PRIMARY CONTACT FOR ALL CIP4 ISSUES. )

MARKETING CONTACT ( REQUIRED )
THE PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR COORDINATING COMPANY INVOLVEMENT IN CIP4 MARKETING PROGRAMS. IF PRIMARY REPRESENTATIVE ABOVE, THEN CHECK “PRIMARY”.

IP CONTACT ( REQUIRED )
THE PERSON WHO SHOULD RECEIVE ALL NOTICES CONCERNING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY REVIEW AND POLICY. IF PRIMARY REPRESENTATIVE ABOVE, THEN CHECK “PRIMARY”.

BILLING CONTACT ( REQUIRED )
THE PERSON WHO RECEIVES AND PAYS INVOICES IF PRIMARY REPRESENTATIVE ABOVE, THEN CHECK “PRIMARY”.

LEAD TECHNICAL CONTACT ( OPTIONAL )
THE LEAD TECHNICAL STAFF MEMBER RESPONSIBLE FOR CIP4 TECHNICAL PROGRAMS AND IMPLEMENTATION.

 

APPLICATION PROCESSING — Completed applications are reviewed by the CIP4 Advisory Board for a two week period. If you apply for membership level that your company does not qualify for, or if there are other issues raised regarding you membership, you will be contacted by the CIP4 Secretariat and may be required to resubmit a corrected membership application. Otherwise, you will then be invoiced for the membership fee and your membership will be activated upon receipt of payment. Please do not send payment in advance, as you may be invoiced for a prorated fee proportionate to difference between the time of your membership application and the CIP4 membership year. If you have questions regarding this application, please contact the CIP4 Secretariat at secretariat@cip4.org. Thank you.

REMITTANCE — CIP4 must have an original signed copy of this membership application on file. Please do not send faxed forms or scanned forms via email.