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Membership who is eligible?
Section 1 – Active Membership – Any representative of government or of a governmental agency and any representative of a business or industrial concern who is actively engaged in some phase of the suppression of arson or administration of justice at the time he/she makes application shall be eligible to active membership on application, provided such person possesses the other qualifications for membership in the discretion of the Membership Committee and provided such person is not less than eighteen years of age at the time he/she makes application. All applications for active or associate membership, if accepted, will be on temporary status until the next meeting of the Committee. During this temporary status period, a person’s membership may be revoked at the discretion of the Committee.
Section 2 – Associate Membership – Persons not qualified for active membership may become associate members, after determination of their qualifications by the Membership Committee. Associate members shall have the privileges of an active member, except voting and holding office. The Association may, by majority vote of active members present, exclude associate members from any particular business meeting.
Section 3 – Personal Qualifications – Prior to voting upon each application, the Membership Committee shall give due consideration to the following, among other qualifications it deems applicable, to wit: (1) the personal character and reputation of the applicant; (2) the nature, character and reputation of the applicant’s business; (3) the character and reputation of the applicant’s employer and associates; and (4) the general nature, character and reputation of the principal business of the applicant’s employer and associates. No person shall be eligible for any class of membership if he/she has been a member, or is presently a member, or becomes a member of a subversive organisation or of any organisation whose objectives and operations are inconsistent with the purposes of the Association.
The International Association of Arson Investigators, Inc. (I.A.A.I.) treats confidential information received from its membership with respect and concern. We maintain physical, electronic, or procedural safeguards to protect the information.
During the course of business, it is necessary to disclose routine information relating, for example, to membership status, committee participation, and address verification. However, the I.A.A.I. maintains the confidentiality of information such as social security numbers, government issued identification numbers, banking data and credit card numbers the exception to which would be in response to a subpoena or court order.
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