Membership Terms & Conditions

Membership in IMC is subject to the following terms and conditions.

Violation of these terms and conditions may result in termination of membership.

  1. Eligibility
    1. All members must be at least 18 years of age.
  2. Membership
    1. Membership is by invitation only.
    2. Individuals wanting to be considered for membership may submit a nomination.
    3. Only individuals who have a record of exceptional achievement in fields relating to interactive and/or online media are considered for membership.
    4. The term "exceptional achievement" means recognition by reputable industry publications or award programs, and/or an unusually impressive body of work.
    5. Membership nominations are subject to review by IMC.
    6. Not all nominations result in membership.
    7. IMC reserves the right to reject any nomination for any reason.
    8. A membership is valid for one year.
    9. A member can cancel their membership at any time.
    10. IMC reserves the right to cancel any membership at any time for any reason.
  3. Renewal of Membership
    1. IMC reviews each membership once a year for the purpose of renewal.
    2. Membership renewals are subject to approval by IMC.
    3. Not all members are approved for membership renewal.
    4. IMC reserves the right to deny any membership renewal for any reason.
  4. “Good Standing”
    1. Members are required to maintain a status of good standing at all times.
    2. Good standing means:
      1. the membership is active;
      2. the member is not violating these terms and conditions; and,
      3. the member consistently adheres to high standards of professional and personal conduct.
    3. Members who are deemed by IMC to not meet the good standing standard may be subject to termination of membership.
  5. Dues/Fees
    1. There are no dues or other payments required for membership. Membership is free of charge.
    2. Members may be required to pay a fee for optional IMC-offered services such as event tickets.
    3. IMC reserves the right to charge membership dues at any time.
    4. Should IMC begin charging dues, existing members will be waived any and all membership fees for two annual renewal periods (i.e., the remaining time on his/her current membership year plus one year).
  6. IMA Voting Privileges
    1. All IMC members are annual judges for the Interactive Media Awards.
    2. IMC selects active judges for the awards program.
      1. Not all IMC members serve as active judges.
      2. Active judges must undergo a screening and training process.
    3. Judges must adhere to IMC judging systems and guidelines.
    4. In terms of avoiding conflicts of interest:
      1. Active judges must recuse themselves from assignments that may present a conflict of interest, or that may otherwise call into question the integrity or impartiality of the judging process.
      2. Active judges wanting to submit entries to the awards program may do so only after requesting and receiving clearance from IMC management.
      3. Annual judges are permitted to submit entries to the awards program freely and without clearance from IMC management.
  7. Member Information Displayed on IMC Site
    1. Personal information of members, such as first and last names, employer name, job title, and country of residence, may be listed on IMC web pages.
    2. Member information must be approved by IMC before appearing on the IMC site.
    3. IMC will remove or edit personal information on IMC web pages upon the member's request.
    4. IMC reserves the right to remove or edit members' personal information on IMC web pages at any time for any reason.
  8. Events, Meetings and Other Activities
    1. IMC will endeavor to sponsor and/or organize at least one event/meeting for members each calendar year, but the occurrence of any such events/meetings is not guaranteed.
    2. IMC events will take place in New York City, unless otherwise noted.
  9. Personalized E-mail Address
    1. Under an agreement with IMA, IMC members are offered a personal IMA e-mail address (i.e., your.name@ima.com).
    2. Members who use the @ima.com e-mail address must (1) use the address for good and honorable purposes; and, (2) remain in good standing.
    3. Prohibited uses of @ima.com e-mail addresses include, but are not limited to, spamming, distribution of viruses, impersonation, harrassment, and illegal activity.
    4. Any uses of the @ima.com e-mail address for prohibited actions will result in immediate cancelation of the account and possible termination of membership.
    5. Each e-mail account is valid for one year or the duration of the membership, whichever is shorter.
    6. Upon expiration, the member may renew the account for another year, subject to IMC approval.
    7. IMC and/or IMA reserve the right to charge a fee for this service.
    8. IMC and/or IMA reserve the right to terminate a member's e-mail service at any time for any reason.
    9. IMC and/or IMA reserve the right to deny renewal of an e-mail address upon expiration.
    10. Use of the IMA e-mail service may be subject to additional terms and conditions.
  10. Member Use of IMC Brand Assets and Other Resources
    1. Members are permitted to use the IMC member logo to publicize and/or promote their membership while they are members in good standing.
    2. Alterations to the logo are not permitted, except for sizing adjustments.
    3. The IMC member logo, as with all IMC brand assets, may not be transferred or distributed to third parties without prior authorization from IMC.
    4. IMC brand assets must be used only for good and honorable purposes, such as publicizing a membership on a personal website, business card or in an e-mail signature.
    5. The terms and conditions of organizing an event using IMA branding and other resources are determined on a case-by-case basis. A member interested in organizing an IMC event should contact us.
  11. Additional Reserved Rights
    1. IMC reserves the right to determine whether or not a violation of these terms and conditions has occurred.
    2. IMC reserves the right to alter these terms and conditions at any time.