10. DATE policies

The DEC shall adopt policies as required. Policies may be suspended, modified, or rescinded at any time by a majority vote of the DEC. No policies can be adopted which are in conflict with the DATE Joint Sponsor and Representation Agreement and/or the DATE Organisation and Operating Procedures and/or with the generally agreed principles for holding meetings. Policy documents are to be distributed to the DSC. The General Chair shall maintain an up-to-date copy of the policies and ensure that each committee member and the DSC receive a current copy after each update.