Upon termination of membership, all membership rights will immediately and automatically cease, without prejudice to the obligation of the terminated member to pay any unpaid membership fees.
Membership fees that have not been paid remain due in full for the membership year in which the termination of membership (e.g. as a result of resignation or exclusion) occurred.
Membership fees already paid cannot be claimed back and will not be reimbursed, irrespective of the date of termination.
Members can resign by sending a written notice via registered letter or e-mail to the Executive Staff of AREA.
Members can be excluded from membership by the General Meeting of members. Members shall be automatically excluded from membership in case of failure to pay their membership fee after expiry of a fifteen days notice period.