Terms & Conditions of Membership

As Amended September 2021

These Terms and Conditions are based on the bylaws of the York Technology Association (further to be indicated as YTA and/or TechConnex), as established by the membership by general vote. In case of any contradiction between the Terms and Conditions as displayed on this webpage and the bylaws, the bylaws will prevail.


Membership and Events are open to all persons within the organizations.


Membership starts on the day payment of the membership has been received in the account of the TechConnex. Memberships are for a one year period from the time that payment has been completed or otherwise stated.

Membership will last for the period as indicated in the subscription by the association. Duration can only be altered in case the member wants to become a member in a higher income category or for a longer period.

In case payment for renewal of the membership has not been received, member’s access to the website will end 90 days after the due payment date.

Membership can be ended prior to the end date in cases mentioned under {E}.


Membership fees will be paid by credit card, cheque and/or bank transfer via the ways indicated on the TechConnex website.

Membership fees shall be set by the Committee. The Committee may create different categories of membership and variable levels of membership fees. Alterations to the categories of membership or the schedule of dues shall require a two-thirds majority of the Committee.


Both individual and organizational members shall have the right to participate in programs and activities of the TechConnex, subject to the rules established by the Executive Committee and the Association’s bylaws. In addition, individual members shall have the right to

hold office in the Association;

vote for elected officers;

vote on matters referred by the Committee;

vote on changes, additions, and deletions to the bylaws;

seek to petition the Committee;

submit announcements via TechConnex social media.

Organizational and supporting members also are entitled to:

have dedicated display room at TechConnex Events;

have their logo and a short description about their organization on TechConnex website;


The membership ends if the membership period has ended and the member has not renewed membership. In case membership fees due are not paid, TechConnex has the right to terminate the membership of the member involved.

In case a member deploys activities that may harm the interests of the association significantly, or in case a member acts in a way that in severe contradiction with TechConnex aims and nature, TechConnex withholds the right to end the membership of the member involved.

Any member has the right to terminate his or her membership before the formal end of the membership period. Termination has to be sent in writing to the TechConnex Secretariat and does not constitute any right of reimbursement of membership fees.

End of membership, either at the end of the membership period or by intermediate termination does not constitute any right of reimbursement of membership fees.