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ASSH Logo and Name Usage Guidelines

Approved by ASSH Council September 2, 2009

The American Society for Surgery of the Hand ("ASSH") provides the following guidelines to assure the proper and consistent use of its name and logo.

Referencing ASSH Membership

ASSH members may reference their ASSH membership on websites, business cards, letterhead, advertisements, and other methods of communication as follows, provided the written reference is set in a font equal to or smaller than that used for the member’s name.  When a logo is used to reference membership, the font in the logo must be smaller than the font used for the member’s  name.

  • Active Members, including Retired/Senior Members, may reference “Member, American Society for Surgery of the Hand”
  • Lifetime Members may reference “Lifetime Member, American Society for Surgery of the Hand”  or “Member, American Society for Surgery of the Hand”
  • International Members may reference “International Member, American Society for Surgery of the Hand”  or “Member, American Society for Surgery of the Hand”
  • Candidate Members may not advertise or represent themselves as a “Member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand”  but may state “Candidate Member, the American Society for Surgery of the Hand”
  • Affiliate Members may not advertise or represent themselves as a “Member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand”  but may state “Affiliate Member, the American Society for Surgery of the Hand”
  • Supporting Members may not advertise or represent themselves as a “Member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand”  but may state “Supporting Member, the American Society for Surgery of the Hand”
  • Honorary Members may not advertise or represent themselves as a “Member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand”  but may state “Honorary Member, the American Society for Surgery of the Hand”
  • All members may reference their membership, as well as any ASSH offices held, in biographical material (i.e. curriculum vitae, resume, publication jackets, etc.)
  • In a group practice setting, where fewer than all of the members of the group are Active, Lifetime or International members, the ASSH name may only be used in clear reference to the Active, Lifetime and International members, not to the other members of the group.
Use of ASSH Logo

  • Active (including Senior/Retired), Lifetime, and International Members in good standing of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand may use the ASSH logo to indicate their ASSH membership on their business cards, stationery, emails, websites, social networking sites, patient educational materials they have developed, and advertisements of their practice.
  • All other members of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand may not use the ASSH logo on their business cards, stationery, emails, websites, social networking sites and other methods of advertising.
  • ASSH will provide members with electronic artwork and guidelines for graphic use of the Logo.
  • The Logo is provided only as a graphical representation to promote the ASSH and/or to indicate that an individual is a member, and is not in any way an indication of ASSH sponsorship or endorsement of the content of the site it appears on.
  • The Logo is owned by ASSH and all uses of the Logo inure to the benefit of ASSH.
ASSH reserves the right to change or modify the Logo and/or these Guidelines at any time at its discretion.  Permission to use the logo is limited to those who meet the then applicable criteria, and those who no longer meet the criteria must discontinue the use of the logo.  Any use of the Logo that is not consistent with these guidelines is strictly prohibited.

To request an ASSH logo, please contact Grace Johnson (gjohnson@assh.org or 312-880-1900) at the ASSH Central Office.

Related Information

For more information about using ASSH Materials for your practice, see these related items:

Building Your Practice Website

Electronic Public Education Materials Usage Policy

HandCare - a patient education app for iPad

 

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