If pursuant to the procedures set forth herein, the Board determines that conduct proscribed by this Code and Ethics Standards has occurred, the Board may impose sanctions, including reprimand, censure, probation (with terms), suspension, or permanent revocation of IIUSA membership. Sanctions available to be imposed by the Board include, but are not limited to, one or a combination of the following:
- Reprimand—A formal expression of disapproval of conduct communicated privately by the Board to the pertinent Member;
- Censure—A formal expression of disapproval that is public;
- Probation of Membership Subject to Terms—Failure to meet terms will subject an IIUSA member to any of the disciplinary actions or sanctions;
- Restrictions on Use of Marks—Restrictions on utilization of IIUSA marks and/or publicizing the Member’s association with IIUSA;
- Restrictions on Advertising and Sponsorships—Restrictions on ability to advertise in IIUSA publications or sponsor IIUSA events;
- Suspension—Suspension of IIUSA membership for a specified period of time;
- Revocation—Revocation of IIUSA membership; and
- Additional Sanctions—Any additional sanction the Board determines is appropriate taking into consideration the facts and circumstances of each particular situation.
Except for revocation of membership, conditions may be attached to any of the foregoing sanctions. Failure to comply with such conditions shall be grounds for reconsideration of the matter and imposing additional sanctions against the Member.