Basic dues are $30. Hardship cases may join for as little as $5. More details below.
Our mission promoting awareness and accommodation can only be achieved if we have a member base. That gives us legitimacy, and gets people to notice us and to take us seriously. Join so that we can help you, and help many others who suffer from these disorders.
Members also receive these additional benefits:
Our near term goals:
This is an exciting time for people with circadian sleep disorders, and for this organization. More and more doctors are becoming aware of these disorders, and are taking them more seriously. NIH (U.S. National Institutes of Health) recently released its Sleep Research Plan with considerable mention of circadian sleep disorders.
We're starting up and developing our plans and strategies, and populating the web site. We need members, to be able to speak for the community and to be listened to and taken seriously.
We are an all-volunteer organization. None of the board members or officers is being paid. We are using our funds for expenses, such as the cost of applying for tax exempt status, printing costs, web costs, etc. We are a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, entirely supported by member dues and contributions.
We see this as an international endeavor. While initially most of our activity will occur in the U.S., the information on our web site is available world-wide, and our brochures will be useful to English-speakers everywhere. The research we encourage will be useful world wide. In the future we hope to sponsor affiliated groups in other countries.below). For dues received on or after Oct 1, membership is effective immediately but will run through the following year.
If you feel you cannot afford our dues, you may pay less. But a minimum of $5 is required. Please give as much as you can afford.
We would like to encourage people to join as Sustaining Members for $75. Joining at this higher dues level helps us progress more quickly toward our goals.
And of course, any amount you wish to donate above the basic dues level is welcome as well.
You can pay by check or through PayPal. You don't need a PayPal account to pay through PayPal, but if you do use PayPal, you will need to enter credit card information, name, address, and email address. We never see the credit card information, only PayPal gets that. We can see some of the other information.
We are a 501(c)(3) tax exempt charitable organization (United States Internal Revenue Service).
Your membership dues and contributions are tax-deductible in the United States.
We take your privacy seriously. We understand that you may not want your membership in Circadian Sleep Disorders Network to be public information, and we take every precaution to keep your data private. We will never sell or give away our membership information. It's part of our bylaws!
Our membership list is private, and only accessible by the few people with a need to know. Currently, that is the president, vice president, treasurer, and secretary, since they need to process your membership dues, email the election ballots, etc. The election ballots are processed by a third party (BallotBin.com), so they do get your email address, but they promise not to use it other than for the conduct of the election. We use MailChimp to send the newsletters, so we don't trigger spam blockers, so they too receive the list of email addresses.
We are not requiring members to provide any more personal information than they are comfortable providing. However, if you do not give us a valid email address, we will not be able to contact you at all, so we do ask for that.
If you pay using PayPal, only PayPal gets your payment data (bank account or credit card). We never see this information. We can view the name and email address you provide to PayPal, and in some cases the street address as well, but we will not make use of this. You may also pay by check. We will not retain any bank data from the check.
We will retain your membership information for three years after your membership lapses, to allow us to send renewal reminders and perhaps some especially important news. After that, all information about you will be deleted.
Circadian Sleep Disorders Network is a nonprofit organization dedicated to
improving the lives of people with chronic circadian rhythm disorders.
We aim to increase awareness within the medical community and among the general public, to provide emotional support and practical ideas for people living with these disorders, to encourage research into circadian rhythms, and to advocate for accommodations in education and employment for people with circadian rhythm sleep disorders.
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