Policies & Regulations

Rules and Regulations

The Executive Director is in charge of the staff who implement policy set by an elected Board of Directors. Policy must be in compliance with Pennsylvania and federal laws as well as the Society’s bylaws which as approved by the membership.

Bylaws - Bylaws of the American Philatelic Society (APS), a Pennsylvania Nonprofit Corporation. Adopted August 17-18, 1993, and as subsequently amended.

Standing Resolutions - Resolved, Resolutions whose application is not limited to one year, be printed as an appendix to the Bylaws until their regulations are no longer in force in the opinion of the Board of Directors.

Code of Ethics - Membership in the American Philatelic Society is a privilege extended to those persons and organizations deemed worthy thereof and is not a matter of right. Membership may be maintained unless the Board of Directors determines that the conduct of a member has been such that, in the best interest of the Society, membership should be suspended or terminated.

Internet Code of Ethics -  The American Philatelic Society expects its members participating in philatelic activities on the Internet and on online services (computer networks) to behave in accordance with its member Code of Ethics.

Terms of Use - Terms of sale, general website usage and governing laws.

Privacy Policy - The privacy practices of this statement apply to our services available under the domains and subdomains owned and adminsitered by the APS and/or the APRL.

Open Meetings -  The American Philatelic Society (APS) belongs to all its members. Meetings of the Board of Directors are open and members are cordially invited to attend them. Records and files of the APS are also available for inspection by members

Employee/Volunteer Protection -  The American Philatelic Society and American Philatelic Society maintain a variety of policies that require directors, officers, employees and its membership to observe high standards of business and personal ethics in the conduct of their duties and responsibilities.

eBay Code of Conduct -  eBay worked with the APS to develop a Code of Conduct for selling philatelic material on eBay. This Code of Conduct has been drawn from the Philatelic Code of Ethics, the Standing Resolutions of the American Philatelic Society, and specific terms of sale which are considered "general trade practice" within the organized philatelic community.

Bequest and Trust Distribution Policy -  In the absence of specific donor instructions, funds received from bequests and beneficial distributions will be designated according to this policy.

APS Member Suspension Policy -  Outline of the policy regarding suspension of membership.

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