Membership T&C

TERMS & CONDITIONS

All Members must read and accept these Terms and Conditions when completing the Application Form.

General Membership Benefits

Free Access to Bi-monthly meetings CSCA meetings include guest speakers involved with space policy, scientific activities and business issues involving CSCA members and the Canadian space systems industry. Non-members are required to pay to attend.
Discounts to Annual Conferences & Events Members receive discounts for national conferences and industry days produced by the CSCA.
Domestic and Foreign Conference Representation The CSCA will participate in several conferences each year where it will publicize our Corporate member’s list, service and product specialties and facilitate introductions, as necessary.
Domestic and International Conference Opportunities at group rates Through its international network, CSCA is able to negotiate group pricing at international and domestic conference participation.
Strategic Initiatives Government consultations, technical committees, invitation only space meetings and more.
Public policy leadership The CSCA provides public policy leadership on key space focused R&D, policy, trade and commercialization discussions.
News updates and informed commentary CSCA members are kept up to date on current space focused business news, research, policy and events.

* CSCA reserves the right to adjust the benefits from time to time.

 

Individual Membership Fees & Benefits

MEMBERSHIP TYPE Student1 Young Entrepreneur2 Professional3
Cost Per Year (CAD$) Annually

65

99

150

Benefits
Member Newsletter

Bi-Monthly Meetings Free

Government Consultation Input

Event Discounts
Event Discount

5%

10%

15%

 

[1] Students: 35 years of age or less and full-time students. Student Identification for an accredited educational institution will be required.

[2] Young Entrepreneur: 30 years of age or less and not full-time students.

[3] Professionals:  31 years of age or greater.

**Any application which does not include the appropriate supporting information or payment will be deemed incomplete and Membership will be suspended until the information and payment is received.

Company and Organizational Membership

Based on space and defence-related revenue in Canadian Dollars of the legal organization applying for membership.

See Tier definitions below.

Tier 1: Pre-Revenue company or start up <$250,000 revenue

Tier 2: >$250,000 < $1 million revenue within the last fiscal year of the organization

Tier 3: > $1 million < $5 million within the last fiscal year of the organization

Tier 4: > $5 million < $10 million within the last fiscal year of the organization

Tier 5: > $10 million < $20 million within the last fiscal year of the organization

Tier 6: > $20 million within the last fiscal year of the organization

Affiliate: Organizations that are not earning in the space industry.

Academic & Association: Academic Institutions or not-for-profit associations in Canada or in the country of their origin

See Company and Organizational Membership Fees & Benefits Chart Below

 

Company & Organizational Membership Fees & Benefits

 

Corporate Memberships Other Organizations
MEMBERSHIP TYPE

Tier 1

Tier 2 Tier 3 Tier 4 Tier 5 Tier 6 Affiliate

Academic or Association

Cost Per Year (CAD$) Annually

500

750 1,000 2,500 3,750 5,000 2,000

1,000

 Benefits                
Member Newsletter

Participate in unlimited CSCA Committees

Bi-Monthly Meetings Free

# of Employees attending Bi-Monthly Meetings Free

2

4 6

8

10 15 2

2

Government Consultation Input

Event Discounts
Event Discount (Per Employee unlimited – does not include student rates)

5%

5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 15%

10%

Event Exhibitor Discount

5% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 15%

10%

Sponsorship Discount

NA

5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 10%

5%

Visibility
Logo in Footer of News Release

NA

NA NA NA NA

NA

Logo on the footer of the Monthly News Letter

NA

NA NA

NA

Digital Logo at Bi-Monthly Meetings

NA

NA
Company or Organizational banner at Bi-Monthly Meetings

NA

NA NA NA NA NA

NA

Website
Logo Appears on Member Page

NA

NA

NA

Logo Appears above the fold on Home Page

NA

NA NA NA NA NA

NA

Logo Appears in footer of Home Page

NA

NA NA NA

NA

Industry Directory
Full Page Ad & Write Up

NA

NA NA NA NA NA

NA

1/2 Page Ad & write up

NA

NA NA NA NA

NA

1/4 Page Ad & write up

NA

NA NA NA

NA

1/4 Page Ad

NA

NA NA

NA

Name in contact listing1

Discount to upgrade presence in Industry Guide

5%

5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 5%

5%

1 Option to opt out

Renew Before Expiry Discount

Those who renew their Membership before it lapses, will receive a 10% discount on that year’s membership renewal. The CSCA will email in advance of expiration dates as a reminder that renewal is approaching. By renewing before expiry, all Members may save.

CSCA Corporate Member Referral Program

Corporate members are eligible to earn discounts on the following year’s annual Membership Dues through the “Member Referral Program”. Existing Corporate Members can reduce the following year’s membership fees when they refer Corporates or Organizations to join the CSCA.

 

When existing Corporate Members, in good standing, refer other companies or organization to become members of the CSCA, and the referred organization completes the application process and pays to become a member of the CSCA, the referring member earns a discount on the following year of membership dues.

 

The accumulation of Referred Members must take place between the first day of the Referring Member’s subscription as a member of the CSCA and the last day of the Referring Member’s year of membership. Accrual of membership referrals does not accumulate year on year.

 

Referred Members must acknowledge the Referring Member in the application for membership. CSCA will prompt the answer in order to ensure that Referring Members are given the credit for the transaction.

 

The chart below outlines the number of referrals required to earn through the “Member Referral Program”.

Number of Companies referred 2-5 6-10 11-15 16-20
Discount earned for following year membership fees 15% 20% 30% 40%

 

Definitions for Membership Referral Program

Referring Member: A Corporate member of the CSCA, in good standing, that has all Membership Dues and without outstanding accounts with the CSCA.

Member Referral: The referral of another company or organization that has applied and paid for annual Membership Dues to the CSCA.

Referred Member: A corporate or organization that applies for membership to the CSCA and pays its annual Membership Dues.

Membership Year: The period from the first day a corporate member applies for joins and pays its annual Membership Dues and 365 days thereafter.

Membership Dues: Annual Fees as described in the By Laws of the CSCA.

Responsibilities of Membership

As a Member of the CSCA it is your responsibility to adhere to the terms and conditions of Membership included in this document. This document should be retained physically or digitally for future reference.

CSCA Members are expected to adhere to the following responsibilities:

  • Read and observe the By Laws of the Association for the duration of your Membership;
  • Membership is non-transferrable;
  • Memberships must be paid in full, on time and on an annual basis to avoid suspension of services and benefits;
  • Valid government issued identification may be requested at any time to ensure the recipient of benefits is, in fact, the Member;
  • It is the responsibility of each Member to provide updated contact information as it appears on the Membership Application Form;

Membership Dues:

  • Membership Dues are due on an annual (365 day) billing cycle. Dues are subject to change without notice. If your Membership dues are not paid in full on or before your Membership anniversary:
    • Your Membership will lapse;
    • You will not be entitled to the member benefits or services;
    • You will forfeit any benefits linked to your Membership tenure.
  • Based on information we have on file we will send you a renewal notice to pay your Membership dues in advance of the expiration of your Membership to ensure there is no interruption of service or benefits.
  • Your CSCA Membership expires one year after the date you pay your Membership dues, and will be billed annually on notice to you (subject to payment of Membership fees and any activation procedures). If after receiving notice of any change to the renewal of your Membership, you do not accept the new terms or do not wish to renew your Membership, you may terminate your Membership as of when the change takes effect or on the renewal date.

Voting Rights 

  • As a Student, Young Entrepreneur, Professional, any Tier of Corporate Membership, Affiliation or Associations you are entitled to vote at our Annual General Meetings. Our Members elect our Board of Directors, receive a copy of our consolidated financial statements and approve significant changes to the CSCA By Laws, if any. You may attend the Annual General Meeting in person or submit a proxy form appointing someone else to vote on your behalf. You will be advised of Member Affairs through Membership correspondence.

Privacy Policy: 

The Canadian Space Commerce Association (“CSCA”) respects the privacy of your personal information.

This Privacy Policy applies to the personal information that CSCA collects uses or discloses in the course of commercial activities, both online and offline.

What is personal information?

Personal information means information about an identifiable individual.

 

What personal information does CSCA collect and use?

If you choose to become a member of CSCA, we may ask you to provide certain personal information, including, but not limited to:

  • Full name and address (both of which must be provided)
  • Home, cell and business phone numbers
  • E-mail address
  • Payment information
  • Birthdate and proof of birthdate (Young Entrepreneur or Professional Members)
  • Birthdate and proof of birthdate (Young Entrepreneur or Professional Members)
  • Academic Institution (Student Members only)
  • Proof of full time student status (Student Members only)
  • Annual Revenue (Corporate Members only)
  • Proof of not-for-profit status (Association Members only)

If you provide CSCA with the personal information use the CSCA member application form included herein.

CSCA may collect and use your personal information to:

  • Authenticate, process, administer and manage your Membership (if applicable);
  • Provide requested benefits or services;
  • Better understand the needs of our Members and the ways in which we can improve our benefits and services;
  • Establish and maintain communication with you, including responding to your inquiries, via direct mail, email and/or telecommunications;
  • Confirm eligibility for Membership or receipt of a product or service;
  • Process payments;
  • Meet any legal, regulatory, processing or security requirement that requires use or disclosure of your personal information;
  • Inform you about benefits and services that we offer which we believe may be of interest to you;
  • Administer your participation in contests; and
  • Conduct surveys or research CSCA’s internal use.

 

How does CSCA disclose personal information? 

We will not disclose, trade, rent, sell or otherwise transfer your personal information, without your consent, except as otherwise set out herein.

Partnerships: 

Although we sometimes offer benefits and services jointly with our partners, these partners never have access to our list of members and customers. A strict data protection and non-disclosure agreement has been signed between CSCA and any such service provider beforehand.

 

Publishing Information:

CSCA may publish the Corporate, Association, Academic and Affiliate companies on its website or within its other publications with a link to the homepage to the respective Company, Association or Affiliate. Companies, Affiliates and Associations may opt out of publishing their names on the website or other publications by indicating on the Application Form. Pursuant to the Canada Privacy Act, CSCA will not publish the names or contact information of its Individual Members without their explicit permission.

 

Logo and CSCA Name Policy:

As a general rule, third parties may not publish the Canadian Space Commerce Association (the “Name”) or use the CSCA logo (the “Logo”) without explicit written permission from the Association. Members may use the CSCA logo and Name to denote only in advertising, marketing collateral or website that references that you are a “Member of the Canadian Space Commerce Association (CSCA)” or in an area of advertising, marketing collateral or website that denotes organizations of which you or your organization are members. No other relationship, association or patronage may be depicted or inferred.

CSCA reserves the right in its sole discretion to terminate or modify permission to display the logo, and may request that third parties or Members modify or delete any use of the logo that, in CSCA’s sole judgment, does not comply with these guidelines, might otherwise impede CSCA’s rights in the logo or may be detrimental to the CSCA as determined by the Association in its sole discretion. CSCA further reserves the right to object to unfair uses or misuses of its Logo or Name.

 

Legal: 

CSCA may provide your personal information in response to a search warrant or other legally valid inquiry or order, or to an investigative body in the case of a breach of an agreement or contravention of law, or as otherwise required by applicable Canadian, United States of America or other law. We may also disclose personal information where necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, to investigate or prevent actual or suspected loss or harm to persons or property, or as otherwise required or permitted by law.

 

Opting Out:

If you wish to opt out of receiving marketing communications or change your preferences, please click the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of each of our emails. Please note that if you unsubscribe from receiving marketing communications, you may still continue to receive transactional or informational messages from us.

 

How will CSCA protect my personal information?

Only authorized CSCA employees, contractors, consultant and agents who need your personal information will have access to it, unless access by others is authorized or permitted by this policy or by applicable law. CSCA takes precautions in an effort to help protect your personal information against loss, theft and unauthorized access, use, alteration, duplication, destruction or disclosure. Such controls include reasonable technological, physical and organizational safeguards, depending on the sensitivity and the format of the information.

CSCA will destroy, erase or render anonymous personal information no longer required for the stated purposes or for a legal or legitimate business requirement.

 

How do I access or correct my personal information, or make inquiries or submit comments to CSCA

You have the right to access, update, and correct inaccuracies in your personal information in our custody and control, subject to certain exceptions prescribed by law. If you wish to update or request access to, or correction of, your personal information in CSCA’s records, or to make inquiries or complaints, please contact csca.contact@spacecommerce.ca.

We may request certain personal information for the purposes of verifying the identity of the individual seeking access to their personal information records. Some information may not be accessed in certain circumstances.

If you have any inquiries or comments regarding this Privacy Policy or CSCA’s privacy practices, please write to csca.contact@spacecommerce.ca

 

Changes to this Privacy Policy:

CSCA reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. If this Privacy Policy changes materially, we will take reasonable measures to notify you.

 

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