the Internet Society Chapter of Hungary
This document was valid only the period of time between the foundation
and the first official meeting of the Chapter.
1. Territory, Name and Headquarters
The territorial limits of this Chapter are
defined by the territory of the Republic of Hungary (hereinafter:
The official name of the Chapter is: Internet
Society Chapter of Hungary (hereinafter: ISOC Chapter of Hungary;
or simply: Chapter).
The headquarters of the Chapter are at 18-22
Victor Hugo street, Budapest, H1136 Hungary.
2. Purpose of the Chapter
The Chapter serves the Internet Society's
purposes by serving the interests of a segment of the global
Internet community through a local presence in Hungary, focus
on local issues and developments in the country, and use of the
The Chapter promotes activities of ISOC
and provides a means for face-to-face local meetings and communications
in Hungarian language.
The objectives of the Chapter are, among
3. Scope of the Chapter
The Chapter is established on a non-exclusive
basis to cater to the needs of the specific, cohesive community
of Hungarian networking experts being interested in ISOC activities
and related local issues.
The Chapter has been established by the
founding members in 1997.
Any individual (natural person) may join
the Chapter who is a member of ISOC, is a Hungarian citizen, has
a permanent address within the territorial limits of the Chapter,
provides a written Application to the Executive Director of the
Chapter, and an approval of the application is made by the Executive
Director in consultation with the Chairman of the Chapter.
Any organization (legal person) may join
the Chapter which is an organizational member of ISOC, is registered
in Hungary, has a permanent address of its headquarters within
the territorial limits of the Chapter, provides, by its CEO, a
written Application to the Executive Director of the Chapter,
and an approval of the application is made by the Executive Director
in consultation with the Chairman of the Chapter.
No discrimination is applied when approving
any application for membership. ISOC members in Hungary shall
never be required in any way to join the Chapter.
A list of members is maintained by the Executive
Director, and is made available, upon request, to the International
Secretariat of the ISOC.
5. Funding of the Chapter
The Chapter is a not-for-profit organization.
All of the Chapter activities are supposed to be performed by
voluntary participation of all members and officers. Coverage
of any specific costs arising in conjunction of any activity of
the Chapter is provided by the involved members of the Chapter.
Administrative and organizational background
to the operations of the Chapter is provided by HUNGARNET.
Finances of the Chapter (if any) are independent
Eventual fund raising above the equivalent
of USD 1000 is started by the Chapter only in case of agreement
by the ISOC headquarters.
The activities of the Chapter are organized
by a Chairman, at least two Vice-Chairmen, and a Board of Directors
(an Executive Director and at least two further Directors).
Officers are elected for three years. A
single consecutive period of service in any office shall be allowed.
Elections are held in every three years.
A quorum of the meetings does exist if there are at least ten
individual members present. A simple majority of the votes is
required for electing an officer.
8. Chapter Meetings
Chapter meetings are called and presided
by the Chairman. An ordinary meeting is to be organized annually.
Extraordinary metings are organized irregularly, depending on
circumstances related to Chapter activities.
9. Chapter Activities
The Chapter may undertake any activity reasonably
related to and in furtherance of the purposes of the Internet
Society in its scope of jurisdiction.
The Chapter conducts all local activities
in the same non-profit manner as ISOC does. It doesn't engage
in product endorsements or other forms of commercial activity.
On the whole, it protects the reputation of ISOC and its headquarters.
The Chapter activities are devoted to academic,
educational and scientific purposes, especially:
The Chapter consults with ISOC trustees
and staff for any special arrangements including making public
statements and taking positions in the name of ISOC.
Reports on local activities and notable
events is submitted to the ISOC headquarters by the Chapter upon
10. Public Positions and Statements
The officers of the Chapter may make public
statements and take public positions as long as such statements
Where there is any question regarding the
appropriateness of a public position or statement, the chapter
consults with the Society's headquarters. If the statement is
one before a governmental body, such consultation is mandatory.
The Society's headquarters is informed of
all public positions and statements taken or issued by the Chapter
- preferably in advance, but in any case within 24 hours after
issuing the statement.
All public positions and statements made
by the Chapter shall clearly indicate the source as the "Internet
Society Chapter of Hungary".
The Chapter understands that the Internet
Society shall not be liable for any act or omission or incurred liability
of any kind of the Chapter.
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