Article 6 of HIC Constitution defines HIC Friends.
7. Contributions of HIC Friends are voluntary. The evaluation of their status as an HIC Friend will be based on these contributions.
8. For dues, the sliding scale is calculated on the basis of the Friend’s personal annual income. The sliding scale is the same for Members and Friends.
9. The Secretariat, in coordination with the Board Members and the Reference Centres must annually assess the Friends’ contributions. HIC Friends’ contributions must be adapted to each of the regions in which they live. It is the Secretariat’s responsibility, in coordination with the Board Members and the Reference Centres, to review and update the contributions’ list, keeping this in mind.
10. In the event that a Friend fails to make a contribution in the course of two (2) year, s/he will lose his/her active friend status. The status of active Friend is renewed with a new contribution. The General Secretariat must inform the friend about this status update.