Membership Contract

When you click to submit your application online or email us with details of your application, you are making an offer to subscribe to the ECA which, if accepted by us, will result in a legally binding contract. At the point of renewal of your membership, your renewal payment is confirmation of the continued acceptance of this contract. You may not transfer any of your rights and obligations under these terms and conditions to another person.


Online Application

For online applications you will either have sight of a confirmation page or receive an email.  If you have supplied your email address, acknowledgement that your application has been received and is being processed does not yet mean that the contract between us is formed.  A legally binding contract is formed on the date we send you notification that the membership grade is confirmed (including sending you the username and log in code). This will be sent out when all of your documents have been received and assessed, and membership grade is confirmed.


Written Application

For applications made via email; the contract between us will be formed when we send you notification that the membership grade is confirmed (including sending you the username and log in code). This will be sent out when all of your documents have been received and assessed, and membership grade is confirmed.


Professional development and conduct

By proceeding with this application, you are confirming that, as a member of the Eurasian Compliance Association (the ECA), you will be committed to the development of others and that you intend to develop your governance, risk and compliance skills and professionalism continuously.

You are also agreeing to abide by the ECA’s Code of Practice for GRC Professionals.

All ECA members sign up to this Code on joining, and reaffirm their commitment on an annual basis. Failure to adhere to the code, resulting in a formal complaint made against you, may result in a disciplinary procedure being implemented.


ECA Brand

Use of ECA logo by you is not permitted unless you are an approved centre or partner of the ECA, and we have granted you express permission (this will be stated formally on our Website).


Right to refuse applications or downgrade applications

We reserve the right not to fulfil, or to cancel, your application if we are unable to obtain payment authorisation from the issuer of your card or from your bank in the case of direct debit payments.

If you have been convicted of a criminal offence which is not yet spent, or have a prosecution pending, this must be declared.  A declaration must also be made of insolvency or undischarged bankruptcy.  Please note: this information will be treated in the strictest confidence and will only be taken into account if relevant.  Spent convictions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act need not be disclosed.

If you are accepted into membership, but it subsequently turns out that any or all of the information provided by you was misleading or false, we reserve the right to revoke the membership with immediate effect, without the right of appeal. Grades and upgrades are granted by our assessment Committee. We reserve the right to downgrade an application if following initial application, it transpires the evidence we have received does not meet the assessment criteria or if you fail to participate in minimum annual training and/or on line training programmes. You have the right of appeal against the grade offer if you believe it to be unjust as not reflecting the level of your compliance experience.  A review will be undertaken, with the decision of the assessment Committee then being final.


Data protection and use of personal data

The ECA is the Data Controller and Data Processor of any personal data you supply.  The personal data you supply will be used to process your membership subscription. As a member of ECA your data will be used for marketing, statistical and analytical purposes and to administer your membership.

You will receive membership communications and from time to time we will let you know about promotions. If you provide us with your e-mail address, then we may send information which may be of interest.

We do not pass data to any third party.

If you wish to obtain a copy of your personal data held by us, then please write to the address below. Please note that you may be charged a fee of £20 for this service. You may also be asked to provide proof of your identity and for information that might help to locate the data you are seeking.

If you believe that any of the information we hold concerning you is incorrect or out of date, please provide us with the accurate information at