Terms of Membership
TERMS, CONDITIONS AND THE RULES & CODE OF CONDUCT
1. NAME OF ASSOCIATIONS
- The Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers
- The Society of International Sport and Leisure Photographers
- The Society of International Travel and Tourism Photographers
- The Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers
- The Society of International Media and Press Photographers
- The Society of International Commercial and Industrial Photographers
- The Society of International School and Event Photographers
- The Society of International Fashion and Glamour Photographers
The objects of the SOCIETY' shall be to provide co-operation between and act generally in the common interest of the Members in all matters concerning their photography and to give assistance to individual members where appropriate.
3. RULES of MEMBERSHIP.
(a) Membership of the society shall be open to persons who are engaged in the full time photography, or are aspiring photographers, or as shall be accepted into membership by the secretary of 'SOCIETY'.
(b) A member may withdraw from the 'SOCIETY' by giving clear notice in writing prior to their next annual subscriptions falling due, to The Societies of Photographers, such notice shall not be deemed to have been received unless acknowledge by The Societies of Photographers in writing. On expiry of such notice such members shall forfeit all benefits and interest in the 'SOCIETY' as from that date, but shall be liable for any unsatisfied dues or commitments towards the 'SOCIETY' including full memberships fees for the year in which the resignation becomes effective. Membership is non-refundable. Once a member has joined The Societies of Photographers their membership will run for the period stated on the application form. A member may withdraw from membership at any time but their fee for the current year will not be refunded. Annual and Monthly memberships that are on an automatic renewal, such as Direct Debit or PayPal are due on the anniversary of joining. To cancel these membership options you will need to cancel your payment plan at source as well as giving clear notice in writing to The Societies of Photographers.
(c) All members agree to abide by the Rules and Code of conduct of the 'SOCIETY'.
Every member shall at all times present himself/herself, his/her photography services, in such a manner as will uphold and dignify his professional status and the reputation of the 'SOCIETY'.
Every member shall exercise all reasonable skill, care and diligence in the discharge of the duties agreed to be performed by him/her giving consideration to the requirements of the client. Additionally members must have the appropriate Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance where appropriate.
Any member being an employee shall not undertake photographic work outside his own organisation without notifying or obtaining permission from his employer.
In whatever capacity a member may be engaged he/she shall act in a just and faithful manner towards clients, employers, employees and towards others with whom his work is connected and towards other members.
No work shall be undertaken by a member acting by/as a consultant or practitioner on the invitation of a prospective client without a proper fee.
A member, on being approached or being instructed to proceed with any photographic service upon which he/she is aware another member is engaged, shall notify the fact to such other member.
A member will not lay claim to any qualification or distinction that has not been properly achieved.
Print competition: The competition is open to all members. Images submitted for competition may be used for promotional use by the ''SOCIETY', unless otherwise agreed in advance.
Full members may register for the Societies - SWPP Forum. The 'SOCIETY' reserves the right to withdraw Forum membership for breaches of the Forum rules, a copy of which can be found on the Forum.
Use of Logo's - members may only use the Logos of the 'SOCIETIES', which they subscribe to. If using the Logo/s on a web site then a hyperlink to the relevant 'SOCIETY' must be created.
Members agree to receive regular newsletters via email.
CODE of CONDUCT:
Members of The 'SOCIETIES' are governed by the code of conduct of the Society. The clauses given below indicate the general standard of conduct to which members must adhere in carrying out there professional duties. The 'SOCIETY' has power at its absolute discretion to expel or to suspend from membership any member guilty of dishonourable conduct prejudicially affecting his professional status or the reputation of the 'SOCIETY' or for his failure to adhere to the code of conduct published by the 'SOCIETY'.