ICSC is committed to full compliance with all applicable laws, including federal and state antitrust laws.
As a trade association, ICSC is subject to strict scrutiny under federal and state antitrust laws. Many of ICSC’s activities have procompetitive effects that benefit its members, the industry and the general public. However, because ICSC members and event participants may constitute competitors in the retail real estate industry, great care must be taken to ensure that ICSC activities are conducted consistently with antitrust laws. It is the responsibility of ICSC staff, members and event participants to be guided by this policy of strict compliance with the antitrust laws in all ICSC activities.
ICSC may not play any role in the competitive decisions of its members or their employers, or in any way restrict competition in the retail real estate industry. The purpose of this policy is to prevent ICSC from being misused as a vehicle for anti-competitive agreements regarding prices, boycotts, exclusion of players from the market, or other unlawful activities.
Accordingly, in connection with any ICSC event or activity, discussion of the following subjects is prohibited in order to avoid even an appearance of anti-competitive conduct:
The foregoing policy applies to all discussions, messages, and other communications in any way related to ICSC events or activities.