International Vegetarian Union (IVU)



This form is for use in all developed countries - see the list of countries if you are not sure whether your is 'developed'
PAGE 1 - about you

Groups, businesses and individuals can use this form to become a Member or Supporter of IVU, or renew your subscription and update the information in our database. When you have completed this page you will be taken to a link to Paypal for payment.

Are you a new member/supporter? or is this a renewal?
If it is a renewal please quote your member/supporter number, if known:

If you are already a member or supporter you can review the way you are currently shown on the IVU website in order to update the details below. The link will open a new window, select your category and region, then 'searcht' and you should see your entry .

If you are happy with what is already there you can just leave most fields blank below - except those marked 'required' (and the first one, if appropriate, so we know who you are!).

Group Name:
Societies and Businesses:
your name will appear on the IVU website exactly as you type it here - maximum 65 characters (you may add some description if there is room).
Individual Supporters: leave blank.

Individual Name (required):
Societies and Businesses: enter the name of the contact person who will receive administration emails from IVU, the name will not be made public.
Individual Supporters/Patrons: enter your own name.

The name of Individual Supporters/Patrons will normally appear on the IVU website exactly as you type it above. If you do not wish your name to be made public tick this box:

Website Address:
If you provide a website address we will automatically link your group name or personal name to your website.

Individuals: if you do not have your own website we will be happy to link your name to any website of your choice, simply enter the address.

Email Addresses:
Many people, and especially the larger groups, prefer to use separate email addresses for different purposes. The first one below is required, the others are optional.

1 - Admin Email Address (required):
This is for official communications, such as reminders when your subscription is due. All IVU contact is normally by email - so it is important to let us know if this changes during the year!

2 - Public email address:
IF you do not have a website, this will be displayed on the IVU website - in an encrypted format to prevent it being collected by spammers.

If you do not want your email to be shown in this way tick here to confirm:

3 - News email address:
We will use this to send you general news and information from around the world, usually just one email per month.

If you do not want to receive any news at all from IVU tick here to confirm:

In future we will try to contact you by email in your own language.
This is not yet available, but hopefully soon
. .

Logo/Photograph, Description and Banner
This section is to enable us to personalise your listing on the IVU website.

Your listing will be shown on the IVU website with a logo or photograph. If you have a suitable graphic on a website that we can use, give the direct address of the file. The standard size is 80x80 pixels but we can go to a maximum width of 100 if the height is less, or vice versa.

Banner Advert (Businesses only):
If you have a banner on a website that we can use, give the direct address of the file. All banners must be in the standard size, 468x60 pixels, and preferably no more than about 10k as we have many visitors with slower systems.

If you have a logo/photo/banner which is not on a website you can email it as an attachment to John Davis, - but you must give clear subject line, and state in the first line of your email what is in the attachment, otherwise it will be deleted as a possible virus!
If you do not provide your own logo/photo we will use the IVU logo.

We can display a descriptive paragraph, maximum 150 characters. You can enter anything you like about your group, your business or yourself. This can be in any language of your choice. (If you want the public to contact you by phone/fax include that here as it will not otherwise appear.)

Postal Address (required):
This will be used to send an Annual Report from IVU, otherwise it will only be used if your email bounces.
Societies and Businesses: enter the address where official communications should be sent.

Post/zip code:

Country (required):

Just in case we can't contact you any other way. (If you want the public to contact you by phone or fax include it in your descriptive paragraph above)

SUBSCRIPTION OPTIONS (select one, required)

All rates are annual, and are quoted in British Pounds - £ - for transaction purposes.
If you would like to see how much they are in your own currency, use this
Currency Converter (opens in a new window)

Full Membership is open to any non-profit organisation whose primary purpose is to promote vegetarianism and is governed exclusively by vegetarians.

For the purpose of membership of IVU, vegetarianism includes veganism and is defined as the practice of not eating meat, poultry or fish or their by-products, with or without the use of dairy products or eggs.

The subscription is now the same for all regardless of the size of your group.
Full Member Society £12 approx: US$22 / 18 euros

Associate Membership is open to any non-profit organisation which advocates vegetarianism.

Associate Member Society £12
approx: US$22 / 18 euros

A Supporter of IVU may be any individual, family or organisation that supports the aims and objectives of IVU, regardless of whether they are vegetarian or not.

Individual Supporter £12 approx: US$22 / 18 euros
Business Supporter £25 approx: US$45 / 37 euros
Patron (life supporter) £125 approx: US$225 / 187 euros

Multiple years: you can aviod the hassle of completing this form every year, and reduce IVU's administration time - by paying for more than one year. Simply multiply the amount above by the number of years you want to pay.
How many years do you wish to subscribe?

Donations: IVU is a non-profit organisation with no full time staff. If you would like to help promote vegetarianism around the world, especially in developing countries, please consider rounding up your total payment. If you wish to make a donation enter the amount here (in British Pounds please): £

: UK£

If you would like to see how much this is in your own currency, use this Currency Converter (opens in a new window ). The amount in the box must remain in British Pounds, your credit card company will convert the amount and charge you in your local currency.

Comments - anything else you think we should know.

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