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THERE ARE MAJOR RISKS IN TRADING, INVESTING, AND DAY TRADING ONLINE, WHICH MAKES IT UNSUITABLE FOR EVERYONE.
I. Logging onto and using information provided on pipsocietyllc.com or submitting an application for any of our services including but not limited to Free Trials, Subscription-Based Services, etc. (hereafter referred to as "MEMBER", "SUBSCRIBER", OR "MEMBERSHIP"), you hereby agree unconditionally to the legal terms and condition stated here.
II. The website, pipsocietyllc.com, which is wholly-owned by of Pip Society LLC., is an independent website providing information for online traders, day traders, day trading "SUBSCRIBERS", momentum traders, etc., to distribute and exchange information in various forms on subjects including but not limited to FOREX, Futures, and Equities Trading.
III.Information provided in any of the services provided by pipsocietyllc.com is solely for educational purposes only. As such, no legal responsibility is assumed by us, and the accuracy or reliability of information, quotes, opinions, or advice that results from any of our services is absolutely not guaranteed. Every "SUBSCRIBER" assumes sole legal responsibility for his or her decisions to follow suggestions made in any of our services to BUY or SELL Stocks, FOREX Lots, Futures, or Equities.
IV. Pip Society LLC., pipsocietyllc.com, and any of our subsidiaries, do not guarantee or represent that any "SUBSCRIBER" who follow any suggestions or advice given in any of our services, will be making profits.
V.Pip Society LLC., its staff, consultants, and/or outsourcers, may hold positions in multiple Stocks, FOREX Lots, Futures, or Equities, mentioned in any of the services we provide. We are not obliged in any way to reveal information about this including but not limited to the time of acquisition of Stocks, FOREX, Futures, or Equities, as well as the amount of the position held or the closing time of a position.
VI. We recommend that every "SUBSCRIBER" seeks information from his or her preferred financial or investment advisor before getting into trading Stocks, FOREX, Futures, or Equities. Therefore, pipsocietyllc.com is not providing, whatsoever, any professional services, whether financial or investment, and every potential "SUBSCRIBER" is recommended to seek fundamental trading education.
VII.I ("SUBSCRIBER") understand and agree that pipsocietyllc.com reserves the right to cancel my subscription at its absolute discretion, and no form of refund will be due to me for whatever reason. I also agree and understand that I reserve the right to cancel my membership by the terms stipulated in the TERMS & CONDITIONS page. I agree that deciding to terminate my 'MEMBERSHIP' before the expiration date of my current subscription entitles me to no form of credits or refunds for my unused 'SUBSCRIPTION' or 'MEMBERSHIP'. I understand that in the event that I cancel my 'MEMBERSHIP' prior to my current subscription period being completed, I am not entitled to any credits or refunds for my unused 'MEMBERSHIP' or 'SUBCRIPTION' term.
VIII. In addition, pipsocietyllc.com, reserves the right to approve or deny the reactivation of a canceled membership. Moreover, pipsocietyllc.com is under no legal obligation to disclose reasoning for such denials.
IX. ('SUBSCRIBER' may hereinafter be referred to as 'I', 'MY', 'ME', 'YOU') I accept sole responsibility for any and all day trading, online trading, or online trading decisions, and accept that such decisions are made by ME alone. All transactions that occur in MY trading account with MY preferred broker are MY responsibility and I accept all legal responsibility for them. Heavy losses can be incurred when buying or selling FOREX, Stocks, Futures, or Equities, and YOU should carefully analyze YOUR financial condition to determine if trading FOREX, Stocks, Futures, or Equities Contracts, is financially prudent for you. I understand that buying or selling Stocks, FOREX, Futures, or Equities, can expose me to severe risks including the fact that I can suffer a loss of a percentage (if not 100%) of MY capital, cash, and/or assets pledged to trade Stocks, FOREX Lots, Futures Contracts, or Equities, through MY legal preferred broker.
X. I understand that pipsocietyllc.com is not responsible in any way, whatsoever, for any trading transactions that occur in MY trading account between ME and MY preferred broker. I agree that there may be periods when the Market turns against ME, or unfavorable Market conditions arise which make it hard, if not impossible, for Me to liquidate a position, and I assume full legal responsibility should this occur. I agree that purchasing or selling Stocks, FOREX Lots, Futures, and Equities, stated in any of the services provided by pipsocietyllc.com may result in a profit or loss.
XI. I understand as a trader that I am fully responsible for MY orders placed; MY orders filled; MY Stocks, FOREX Lots, Futures Contracts, or Equities, sold; MY Stocks, FOREX Lots, Futures Contracts, or Equities, bought; MY earned profits or MY incurred losses.
XII. I agree and understand that while the profits of day trading Stocks, Futures, FOREX, or Equities, can be substantial, I am also exposed to the risk of heavy losses of MY cash, capital, or assets, and therefore agree not to hold Pip Society LLC., and any of its subsidiaries, responsible for any losses, no matter how large they may be. I understand that there may be other risks involved in the Buying/Selling of Stocks, FOREX, Futures, and Equities, online, not stated in this DISCLAIMER and it is my absolute legal responsibility to know, investigate, research, and assume, all additional risks inherent in trading. I also agree that past performance of any of the services offered by pipsocietyllc.com should NOT be the basis for expected results of MY trading.
XIII. Pip Society LLC., pipsocietyllc.com, or any of its subsidiaries, will not be held responsible to 'SUBSCRIBERS', or any other parties, for incurred losses, costs or expenses, loss of use, and damages (consequential/incidental or both) resulting from mistakes in, omissions from, or changes to, information, links, downloaded material or other materials, a 'SUBSCRIBER' may receive or come into contact with, while accessing the website. We do not provide any guarantees for the accuracy or validity of information provided in any of our services generated from generally reliable sources due to the refusal of such companies to provide legal guarantees for their information.
XIV.The website, pipsocietyllc.com, does not accept any liability or legal responsibility for, arising out of use, any investment, online trades, interpretation, or acceptance, of any information available on this website. YOU agree to access this website at your own risk and we do not provide any legal warranty that information available or obtained on this website is absolutely accurate and reliable, or that accessing our servers cannot expose YOU to viruses or other forms of harm. YOU understand that you are solely responsible for damage or costs arising from damage to YOUR computer and any of its components.
XV. YOU agree to refrain from copying, duplicating, and/or soliciting information, material, and other properties owned by pipsocietyllc.com, or any of the services we provide unless we grant YOU prior written approval and consent.
XVI. YOU agree that the absolute risk of YOUR trading technique in the trading of Stocks, FOREX, Futures, or Equities, lies solely with you and you accept full legal responsibility for it. You reserve the right to act upon or discard recommendations made in the services we offer and should YOU decide to act upon any of them then YOUR actions are solely YOUR legal decision and Pip Society LLC., or any of its subsidiaries, will NOT be held responsible.
XVII. The website, pipsocietyllc.com, advises all 'SUBSCRIBERS' to practice Demo Trading (trading accounts that do not use real cash) UNTIL you come about with a strategy that ensures consistent profit. Don't forget that real trading is substantially different from Demo trading. Demo Trading mitigates actual market conditions including, but not limited to, quick moving markets, failure to have an order filled, bad market conditions, and so forth. An estimated 30% of your profits during demo trading should be deducted from your profits as this gives YOU a realistic view of possible earnings in actual trading. Keep in mind that there are no guarantees as to how much profits YOU will earn when trading with YOUR own money, even with the deduction of this figure. YOU are fully responsible for any risks inherent in your trades, and any online trading techniques YOU develop by using any of our services can expose you to risks.
XVIII. Pip Society LLC. reserves the legal right to review and make changes to its 'MEMBERSHIP' fees at any time it deems necessary without prior notification to subscribers of such adjustments.
XIV. We have a Zero Tolerance Policy for promotion of stocks, abusive language, or acts that we deem disruptive in our Live Trading Rooms, or other areas of our website. And, pipsocietyllc.com reserves the right to terminate 'SUBSCRIBERS' found guilty of this policy.
XV.Pip Society LLC. does not represent itself as an Investment Advisor, or investing in Stocks, Futures, or Equities. We therefore do not provide any kind, whatsoever, of investing advice.
TRADE SIGNALS SERVICE AND FOREX
You should carefully think over your investment objectives, risks and experience before participating in the Futures & Forex market. It is important to not invest money you cannot afford to lose.
Considerable risks in Futures & Forex transactions exist. Those risks include without limitation, leverage, creditworthiness, limited regulatory protection and market volatility that may substantially affect the price, liquidity of a currency or currency pair or Futures Contract.
As a result of the volatile nature of Futures & Forex trading, any market movement will have an equal effect on your deposited funds. There is a possibility that you could sustain a total loss of initial margin funds and be required to deposit extra funds to maintain your position. If you fail to satisfy any margin requirement, your position may be liquidated and you become responsible for any losses. To manage exposure, employ different risk-reducing strategies.
You also can face with different risks associated with using an Internet-based trading systems including, without limitation, the hardware, software, and Internet connection failures. Pip Society LLC is not responsible for any communication failures or delays when trading via the Internet.
Pip Society LLC is not liable for any loss or damage, including without limitation, any loss of profit, which may arise directly or indirectly from use of or reliance on systems and signals provided by services of Pip Society LLC. Pip Society LLC is not responsible for correctness of any signals and systems available through Pip Society LLC.
Any opinions, news, research, analyses, prices, or other information offered by Pip Society LLC does not constitute investment advice. Pip Society LLC will not accept liability for any loss or damage, including without limitation to, any loss of profit, which may arise directly or indirectly from use of or reliance on such information.
SECTION ONE: INDEPENDENT AFFILIATE STATUS
1.01 BECOMING AN INDEPENDENT AFFILIATE
An applicant becomes an Independent Affiliate ("Independent Sales Representative") of Pip Society LLC. when the applicant's completed Application and Agreement has been received and accepted by the Company, by Internet or by mail, at its Home Office. Company reserves the right to decline any Agreement for any reason, at its sole discretion.
Independent Affiliate uses his/her best effort to promote and sell products and services of Company to consumers pursuant to the Agreement contained within these Policies and Procedures and Terms and Conditions. In doing so, Independent Affiliate will maintain the high standards of honesty, and integrity and business ethics when dealing with Consumers, Company or other Company Independent Affiliates.
1.02 MEMBERSHIP FEES, CHARGES AND/OR PURCHASES
An initial fee, charge and/or purchase may required to become an Independent Affiliate. As an Independent Affiliate, you agree to pay and authorize automatic, recurring, billing of the membership fee by any available payment methods, until cancelled. Any automatic, recurring, billing of the membership fee is not refundable and will not be prorated. You authorize Company to initiate debit entries from the account provided and for the membership fee, as well as any other purchases made on the Site.
1.03 INDEPENDENT AFFILIATES OBLIGATIONS & RIGHTS
Independent Affiliates are authorized to sell Company products and services and to participate in the Independent Affiliate Compensation Plan. Independent Affiliates may sponsor new Independent Affiliates.
1.04 LEGAL AGE
Independent Affiliates must be of legal age in the state / province / country of their residence.
When a couple sharing Independent Affiliate entity divorces or separates, Company will continue to pay commission checks in the same manner as before the divorce or separation until it receives written notice signed by both parties or a court decree which specifies how future commission checks should be paid, provided and if applicable, the couple has complied with the requirements of Section 5.03.
1.06 CORPORATIONS, PARTNERSHIPS & TRUSTS
Corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies or other forms of business organizations or trusts may become Independent Affiliates of Company when the Agreement is accompanied by a federal ID number.
Shareholders, directors, officers, partners, members, beneficiaries and trustees, as applicable of Independent Affiliate entity must agree to hold such title, and Company will hold each personally liable and bound by the Agreement and these Policies and Procedures and Terms and Conditions.
1.06 FICTITIOUS OR ASSUMED NAMES
A person or entity may not apply as Independent Affiliate using a fictitious or assumed name.
1.08 INDEPENDENT AFFILIATE STATUS
Independent Affiliates are Independent Contractors responsible for determining their own activities without direction or control by Company. They are not franchisees, joint venture, partners, employees or agents of Company and are prohibited from stating or implying, whether orally or in writing, otherwise. Independent Affiliates have no authority to bind Company to any obligation. Company is not responsible for payment or co-payment of any employee benefits. Independent Affiliates are responsible for liability, health disability and worker's compensation insurance. Independent Affiliates set their own hours and determine how to conduct business, subject to Company Agreement, the Policies and Procedures and Terms and Conditions.
As Independent Contractors, Independent Affiliates will not be treated as franchisees, owners, employees or agents of Company for federal or state tax purposes including, with respect to the Internal Revenue Code, Social Security Act, federal unemployment act, state unemployment acts or any other federal, state, or local statute, ordinance, rule or regulation. At the end of each calendar year, Company will issue to each Independent Affiliate an IRS Form 1099, as required by law, or other applicable documentation for non-employee compensation as an Independent Affiliate.
1.10 INDEPENDENT SALES REPRESENTATIVE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
Independent Affiliates are required by federal law to obtain a Social Security number or Federal ID number. Independent Affiliates will be identified by this number, or a company assigned number, for purposes of Company's business. The Independent Affiliate Identification Number must be placed on all orders and correspondence with the Company.
1.11 LEGAL COMPLIANCE
Independent Affiliates must comply with all federal, state and local statutes, regulations and ordinances concerning the operation of their business. Independent Affiliates are responsible for their own managerial decisions and expenditures including all estimated income and self-employment taxes.
1.12 NO EXCLUSIVE TERRITORIES
No franchise is granted and there are no exclusive territories for sales or sponsoring purposes. No geographical limitations exist on sponsoring or selling within the United States; provided, however, that Company reserves the right not to sell product or services or contract with Independent Affiliates in specified states / provinces within United States.
SECTION TWO: TERM & RENEWAL
Subject to the terms of Section 4.01, the Agreement shall have a term which shall begin on the date of acceptance by Company and end one year from the date thereof (the "Anniversary Date").
Independent Affiliates must renew annually, on the Anniversary Date and Independent Affiliate has the right to decline to accept any renewal at its sole discretion. Company may require that Independent Affiliates execute a new Agreement upon renewal. Independent Affiliates not renewing by the renewal date shall be deemed to have voluntarily terminated their Independent Affiliate relationship with Company, and thereby lose their Independent Affiliate entity, all sponsorship rights, their position in the Compensation Plan and all rights to commissions and bonuses. Independent Affiliates who fail to renew their Independent Affiliate status may not reapply under a new sponsor for three (3) months after non-renewal.
SECTION THREE: SPONSORSHIP
Independent Affiliates may sponsor other Independent Affiliates into Company's business. Independent Affiliates must ensure that each potential new Independent Affiliate has reviewed and has had access to the current Policies and Procedures, Terms and Conditions and Compensation Plan prior to or when giving the individual an Agreement.
3.02 MULTIPLE AGREEMENTS
If an applicant submits multiple Independent Affiliates which list different sponsors, only the first completed Agreement received by Company will be accepted.
3.03 TRAINING REQUIREMENT
A Sponsor must maintain an ongoing professional leadership association with Independent Affiliates in his or her organization and must fulfill the obligation of performing a bona fide supervisory or sales function in the sale or delivery of products and services.
3.04 INCOME CLAIMS
Independent Affiliates must truthfully and fairly describe the Compensation Plan. No past, potential or actual income claims may be made to prospective Independent Affiliates, nor may Independent Affiliates use their own incomes as indications of the success assured to others. Commission checks may not be used as marketing materials. Independent Affiliates may not guarantee commissions or estimate expenses to prospects.
3.05 TRANSFER OF SPONSORSHIP
The company does not permit the transfer of sponsors. Network Marketing is a business of creating relationships. Once an Independent Affiliate is sponsored, the company believes in maximum protection of that relationship. The only exception is upon prior written approval of Company to correct ethical violations as determined at the sole discretion of Company.
3.06 CROSS SPONSORING
Independent Affiliate may not sponsor, or attempt to sponsor, any non personally sponsored Independent Affiliates in any other Network Marketing Company. In addition, no Independent Affiliate may participate in any action that causes another Independent Affiliate to be sponsored through someone else into another network marketing company.
3.07 CROSS RECRUITING WITHIN Pip Society LLC INC.
An Independent Affiliate may not recruit, or attempt to sponsor, any non-personally sponsored Independent Affiliate/Customer, that are active or inactive, in Pip Society LLC Inc. (Pip Society LLC), for less than six (6) months. Cross Recruiting another Independent Affiliate/Customer, will have a mandatory suspension of thirty (30) days, and commissions and/or bonuses will be forfeited. The suspension will precede an investigation, which may result in termination of the Independent Affiliate. Pip Society LLC has a Zero Tolerance Policy, both for Cross Recruiting and Cross Sponsoring.
SECTION FOUR: RESIGNATION/TERMINATION
4.01 VOLUNTARY RESIGNATION
a) Independent Affiliate may voluntarily terminate his or her Independent Affiliate status by failing to renew or by sending thirty (30) days written notice of such resignation or termination to Company. Voluntary resignation is effective upon receipt of such notice by Company.
b) Independent Affiliate who resigns or terminates their Independent Affiliate status may reapply as Independent Affiliate, three (3) months after resignation.
Independent Sales Representative may be suspended for violating the terms of his or her Agreement, which includes these Policies and Procedures, the Terms and Conditions and the Compensation Plan and other documents produced by Company. When a decision is made to suspend Independent Sales Representative, Company will inform the Independent Sales Representative in writing that the suspension has occurred effective as of the date of the written notification, the reason for the suspension and the steps necessary to remove such suspension (if any). The suspension notice will be sent to the Independent Sales Representatives "address on file" pursuant to the notice provisions contained in the Policies and Procedures and Terms and Conditions. Such suspension may or may not lead to termination of the Independent Sales Representative as so determined by Company at its sole discretion. If the Independent Sales Representative wishes to appeal, Company must receive such appeal in writing within fifteen (15) days from the date of the suspension notice. Company will review and consider the suspension and notify the Independent Sales Representative in writing of its decision within thirty (30) days from the date of the suspension notice. The decision of Company will be final and subject to no further review. Company may take certain action during the suspension period, including, but not limited to, the following:
a) Prohibiting the Independent Sales Representative from holding himself or herself as Independent Sales Representative or using any of Company's proprietary marks and/or materials;
b) Withholding commissions and bonuses that are due the Independent Sales Representative during the suspension period;
c) Prohibiting the Independent Sales Representative from purchasing services and products from Company; and/or;
d) Prohibiting the Independent Sales Representative from sponsoring new Independent Sales Representatives, contacting current Independent Sales Representatives or attending meetings of Independent Sales Representatives.
If Company, at its sole discretion, determines that the violation which caused the suspension is continuing, and has not satisfactorily been resolved or a new violation involving the suspended Independent Sales Representative has occurred, the suspended Independent Sales Representative may be terminated.
Independent Sales Representative may be immediately terminated for violating the terms of his or her Agreement, which includes these Policies and Procedures, Terms and Conditions and the Compensation Plan and other documents produced by Company upon written notice. Company may terminate a violating Independent Sales Representative without placing the Independent Sales Representative on suspension, at Company's sole discretion. When the decision is made to terminate Independent Sales Representative, Company will inform the Independent Sales Representative in writing at the address in the Independent Sales Representative's file that the termination has occurred.
If Independent Sales Representative wishes to appeal the termination, Company must receive the appeal in writing within fifteen (15) days from the date of notice of termination. If no appeal is received within the fifteen (15) day period, the termination will automatically be deemed final. If Independent Sales Representative files a timely notice of appeal, Company will review the appeal and notify the Independent Sales Representative of its decision within ten (10) days after receipt of the appeal. The decision of Company will be final and subject to no further review. In the event the termination is not rescinded, the termination will remain effective as of the date stated in the original termination notice.
4.05 EFFECT OF TERMINATION
Immediately upon termination, the terminated Independent Sales Representative:
a) Must remove and permanently discontinue the use of the trademarks, service marks, trade names and any signs, labels, stationary or advertising referring to or relating to any product, plan or program of Company.
b) Must cease representing themselves as Independent Sales Representative of Company;
c) Loses all rights to his or her Independent Sales Representative position in the Compensation Plan and to all future commissions and earnings resulting therefrom;
d) Must take all action reasonably required by Company relating to protection of Company's confidential information. Company has the right to offset any amounts owed by Independent Sales Representative to Company including, without limitation, any indemnity obligation incurred pursuant to Section 11.01 herein, from commissions or other compensation due to the Independent Sales Representative.
The acceptance of any reapplication of a terminated Independent Sales Representative or the application of any family member of a terminated Independent Sales Representative shall be at the sole discretion of Company and can be denied.
4.07 STATE LAWS
Where state laws on termination are inconsistent with this policy, the applicable state law shall apply.
SECTION FIVE: TRANSFERABILITY
5.01 ACQUISITION OF BUSINESS
Any Independent Sales Representative desiring to acquire an interest in another Independent Sales Representative's business must first terminate his or her Independent Sales Representative status and wait three (3) months before becoming eligible for such a purchase. All such transactions must be fully disclosed and must be approved by Company in advance.
5.02 TRANSFERS OF INDEPENDENT SALES REPRESENTATIVES
Except as expressly set forth herein, Independent Sales Representative may not sell, assign or otherwise transfer his or her Independent Sales Representative entity (or rights thereof) to another Independent Sales Representative or to an individual which has an interest in Independent Sales Representative entity. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Independent Sales Representative may transfer his or her Independent Sales Representative entity to his or her sponsor, subject to the conditions of Section 5.03 and 5.07. In such an event, the sponsor's entity and the transferring Independent Sales Representatives entity shall be merged into one entity.
5.03 CONDITIONS TO TRANSFERABILITY
Independent Sales Representatives may not sell, assign, merge or transfer his or her Independent Sales Representative entity (or rights thereto) without the prior written approval of Company and compliance with the following conditions:
a) Company possesses the right of first refusal with respect to any sale, assignment, transfer or merger of any Independent Sales Representative entity. Independent Sales Representative wishing to sell, assign, transfer or merge his or her Independent Sales Representative entity must first provide Company with the right and option to make such a purchase or receive such transfer in writing on the same terms and conditions as any outstanding or intended offer. Company will advise the Independent Sales Representative within ten (10) business days after receipt of such notice of its decision to accept or reject the offer. If Company fails to respond within the ten (10) day period or declines such offer, the Independent Sales Representative may make the same offer or accept any outstanding offer which is on the same terms and conditions as the offer to Company to any person or entity who is not Independent Sales Representative, married to, or a dependent of Independent Sales Representative or who has any interest in Independent Sales Representative;
b) The selling Independent Sales Representative must provide Company with a copy of all documents which detail the transfer, including, without limitation, the name of the purchaser, the purchase price and terms of purchase and payment;
c) An office administration transfer fee of 100 must accompany the transfer documents;
d) The documents must contain a covenant made by the selling Independent Sales Representative for the benefit of the proposed purchaser not to compete with the purchaser or attempt to divert or sponsor any existing Independent Sales Representative for a period of one (1) year from the date of the sale or transfer;
e) Upon a sale, transfer or assignment being approved in writing by Company, the buying Independent Sales Representative must assume the position and terms of agreement of the selling Independent Sales Representative and must execute a current Agreement and all such other documents as required by Company; and
f) Company reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to stipulate additional terms and conditions prior to approval of any proposed sale or transfer. Company reserves the right to disapprove any sale or transfer, where allowed by law.
5.04 CIRCUMVENTION OF POLICIES
If it is determined, at Company's sole discretion, that Independent Sales Representative entity was transferred in an effort to circumvent compliance with the Agreement, the Policies and Procedures, Terms and Conditions or the Compensation Plan, the transfer will be declared null and void. The Independent Sales Representative entity will revert back to the transferring Independent Sales Representative, who will be treated as if the transfer had never occurred from the reversion day forward. If necessary and at Company's sole discreton, appropriate action, including, without limitation, termination, may be taken against the transferring Independent Sales Representative to ensure compliance with the Policies and Procedures and Terms and Conditions.
Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section, upon the death of Independent Affiliate, the Independent Affiliate-ship will pass to his or her successors in interest as provided by law. However, Company will not recognize such a transfer until the successor in interest has executed a current Agreement and submitted certified copies of the death certificate, will, trust or other instrument required by Company. The successor will thereafter be entitled to all the rights and be subject to all the obligations of a Company Independent Affiliate.
Any Independent Affiliate who transfers his or her Independent Affiliate Center must wait for three (3) months after the effective date of such transfer before becoming eligible to reapply to become an Independent Affiliate.
5.07 TRANSFERABILITY OF SPONSORSHIP WHEN A CANCELLED/INACTIVE IBO HAS A PERSONAL IBO/CUSTOMER WHO IS LEFT WITHOUT A SPONSOR.
When an Independent Business Owner (IBO) cancels his/her membership with Pip Society LLC, and/or becomes an Inactive IBO*, as per Pip Society LLC Policies and Procedures, the IBO has three (3) months to renew his/her membership with Pip Society LLC, in order to maintain his/her current position with Pip Society LLC. The three (3) months period will provide the Sponsor, of the Cancelled/Inactive IBO, time to work with him/her, to renew his/her membership with Pip Society LLC, and reactivate his/her Pip Society LLC account. If after the three (3) month period, the Cancelled/Inactive IBO does not renew his/her membership with Pip Society LLC, his/her current position with Pip Society LLC is forfeited, and any personal IBO and/or Customer, will move up to the next Active IBO, who in turn will become the New Sponsor. There will be NO changing of placement in the Unilevel Tree, and there will be NO exceptions to this rule.
*Inactive IBO is an IBO who has not paid his/her IBO Kit within the last 30 days.
5.08 Seven (7) Day Placement Rule
When a new IBO or Customer signs up in Pip Society LLC, the Direct Sponsor of the new IBO or Customer has the ability to place the new IBO or Customer, in the Direct Sponsor Unilevel Tree, from the Back Office under the Placement Menu. Only the Direct Sponsor of the new IBO or Customer is able to place a new IBO or Customer on their Unilevel Tree, by entering the ID number under whom they would like to place the new IBO or Customer.
The Direct Sponsor may only place the new IBO or Customer below another IBO or Customer, on the Direct Sponsor Unilevel Tree. The Direct Sponsor may not place the new IBO or Customer, above or in between any existing IBO or Customer.
After seven (7) days, the Direct Sponsor or the IBO will not be able to make any placement changes. If the Direct Sponsor fails to place the new IBO or Customer within seven (7) days of the new IBO or Customer signing up with Pip Society LLC, the new IBO or Customer will automatically be placed on the Direct Sponsor First Level.
SECTION SIX: PROPRIETARY INFORMATION
6.01 CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT
During the term of the Agreement, Company may supply to Independent Affiliates confidential information, including, but not limited to genealogical and Downline reports, customer lists, customer information developed by Company or developed for and on behalf of Company by Independent Affiliates (including, but not limited to, credit data, customer and Independent Affiliate profiles and product purchase information), Independent Affiliate lists, manufacturer and supplier information, business reports, commission or sales reports and such other financial and business information which Company may designate as confidential. All such information (whether in written or electronic format) is proprietary and confidential to Company and is transmitted to Independent Affiliates in strictest confidence on a "need to know" basis for use solely in Independent Affiliates business with Company. Independent Affiliates must use their best efforts to keep such information confidential and must not disclose any such information to any third party, or use this information for any non-company activity directly or indirectly while an Independent Affiliate and thereafter.
Independent Affiliates must not use the information to compete with Company or for any purpose other than promoting Company's program and its products and services. Upon expiration, non-renewal or termination of the Agreement, Independent Affiliates must discontinue the use of such confidential information and promptly return any confidential information in their possession to Company.
6.02 COPYRIGHT RESTRICTIONS
With respect to product purchases from Company, Independent Affiliates must abide by all manufacturers' use restrictions and copyright protections.
6.03 VENDOR CONFIDENTIALITY
Company's business relationships with its vendors, manufacturers and suppliers are confidential. Independent Affiliates must not contact, directly or indirectly, or speak to, or communicate with any supplier or manufacturer of Company except at Company sponsored events at which the supplier or manufacturer is present at the request of Company.
SECTION SEVEN: TRADEMARKS, LITERATURE & ADVERTISING
Companies name trademarks, service marks and copyrighted materials are owned by the Company. The use of such marks and materials must be in strict compliance with these Policies and Procedures.
7.02 ADVERTISING & PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS
Only the promotional and advertising materials produced by Company or approved in advance in writing by Company may be used to advertise or promote an Independent Affiliate's business or to sell products and services of Company. Company's literature and materials may not be duplicated or reprinted without the prior written permission.
7.03 USE OF COMPANY NAME
Independent Affiliates may use the name of Company only in the following format: "Independent Affiliate for Pip Society LLC.".
7.04 STATIONERY AND BUSINESS CARDS
Independent Affiliates are not permitted to "create" their own stationery, business cards or letterhead graphics, if Company's trade name or trademarks are used. Only the approved Company's graphics version and wording are permitted; letterhead, envelopes and business cards must be ordered using the online/stationery order form.
7.05 ELECTRONIC ADVERTISING
Independent Affiliates may not advertise or promote their Independent Affiliate business or Company's business, products or marketing plan or use Company's name in any electronic media or transmission, including on the Internet via web sites or otherwise, without the prior written approval of Company's legal department.
7.06 TELEPHONE LISTING
Independent Affiliates are not permitted to use Company's trade name in advertising their telephone and telecopy numbers in the white or yellow page sections of the telephone book. Independent Affiliates are not permitted to list their telephone numbers under Company's trade name without first obtaining Company's prior written approval. If approval is granted for an "800" listing, it must be stated in the following manner: "Independent Affiliate for Company".
7.07 TELEPHONE ANSWERING
Independent Affiliates may not answer the telephone by saying "Pip Society LLC.," or in any other manner that would lead the caller to believe that he or she has reached the offices of the Company.
7.08 IMPRINTED CHECKS
Independent Affiliates are not permitted to use Company trade name or any of its trademarks or service marks on their business or personal checking accounts.
7.09 MEDIA INTERVIEWS
Independent Affiliates are prohibited from granting radio, television, newspaper tabloid or magazine interviews or using public appearances, public speaking engagements, or making any type of statement to the public media to publicize the Company, its products or Company businesses, without the express prior written approval of Company. All media inquiries should be in writing and referred to Company's corporate office, legal department.
No endorsements by a Company officer or administrator or third party may be asserted, except as expressly communicated in Company literature and communications. Federal and state regulatory agencies do not approve or endorse direct selling programs. Therefore, Independent Affiliates may not represent or imply, directly or indirectly, that Company's programs, products or services have been approved or endorsed by any governmental agency.
Independent Affiliates may not produce or reproduce for sale or personal use products sold by Company or any Company-produced literature, audio or video material, presentations, events or speeches, including conference calls. Video and/or audio taping of Company meetings and conferences is strictly prohibited.
7.12 REPACKAGING PROHIBITED
Independent Affiliates may not repackage products or materials of Company.
7.13 INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS
Independent Affiliates, as Independent Contractors, are encouraged to distribute information and direction to their respective Downlines. However Independent Affiliates must identify and distinguish between personal communications and the official communications of Company.
SECTION EIGHT: PAYMENT OF COMMISSIONS
8.01 BASIS FOR COMMISSIONS
Commissions and other compensation cannot be paid until a completed Agreement has been received and accepted by Company. Commissions are paid ONLY on the sale of Company services and products. No commissions are paid on the purchase of Sales materials or for Sponsoring Independent Affiliates. In order to receive commissions on products and services sold, Company must have received and accepted an Agreement prior to the end of the commission period in which the sale is made.
8.02 COMMISSION PERIOD
A business period refers to the time period opening on the first (1st) day of the commission period and extending up until order entry closes on the last business day of the period (5:00 p.m.). Company offices are open Monday through Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., with the exception of certain holidays as posted by Company.
8.03 COMMISSION PAYMENTS
Commissions are paid to "qualified" Independent Affiliates as defined within the Compensation Plan. Independent Affiliates must consult the Compensation Plan for a detailed explanation of the benefits, commission structure and requirements of the Compensation Plan.
8.04 OFFSET OF COMMISSIONS
Any commissions or bonuses earned and paid on products returned is the obligation of and must be repaid to Company by Independent Affiliates earning such commissions. Company has the right to offset such amounts against future commissions and other compensation paid or owed to such Independent Affiliates who received commissions.
8.05 PAYMENT OF BONUSES AND COMMISSIONS
In order for any member or independent affiliate to receive any bonuses or commissions from the Company, the member or independent affiliate must be "Active" and in "Good Standing". "Active" refers to a member or independent affiliate that is paying their monthly subscription and using the products and services of the Company on a regular basis. "Good Standing" refers to a member or independent affiliate that does not owe any monies to the Company.
8.06 INACTIVE EWALLET
Pip Society LLC has a strict 90 Day Policy, and will reverse all commissions deposited in your eWallet after 90 days of inactivity.
Pip Society LLC strongly recommends that you transfer as soon as possible all commissions from your eWallet. Therefore, it is your responsibility to transfer all commissions from your eWallet within 90 days of being deposited on your eWallet.
Please note that if your commissions are reversed due to your eWallet becoming inactive after 90 days, Pip Society LLC is not obligated to deposit back any reversed commissions.
8.07 INACTIVE IBO
If you missed your weekly commissions, because your IBO Kit subscription was not paid on your billing date* causing you to become an Inactive IBO before Pip Society LLC paid the weekly commissions period, Pip Society LLC is not obligated to make any commissions adjustments because you missed your payment on your billing date*.
It is very important that you understand that if you are an Active IBO on the week that commissions are being paid on, but you become an Inactive IBO on the week that commissions are paid, your will not be paid that week.
Please note that only you, not Pip Society LLC, are fully responsible to make sure your IBO Kit subscription payment is processed on your billing date*.
*Billing Date = Date you signed-up with Pip Society LLC.
SECTION NINE: PURCHASE & SALE OF SERVICES
9.01 PAYMENT OPTIONS
Payments made by credit card may be subject to up to a 24 hour hold during this period we cannot guarantee your placement in the referral network until payment is authorized. If an underpayment is made, the order will not be processed until the full amount is received by Company. If an overpayment is made, Company will process the order and issue a credit to Independent Affiliate's account, which will automatically refund on the next commission check paid to Independent Affiliate. Orders will not be processed if cancellation of a credit card is made. Orders for services are not effective until accepted by Company.
9.02 PROMOTIONAL ITEMS
All promotional items which bear Company name or logo must be purchased solely from Company unless prior written permission is obtained from Company.
9.03 SERVICES CLAIMS
Independent Affiliates may make no claim, representation or warranty concerning any service of Company, except those expressly approved in writing by Company or contained in official Company materials.
9.04 FAX BLASTS, SPAMMING
Fax blasting and unsolicited e-mailing (SPAMMING) is prohibited.
SECTION TEN: GUARANTEE & REFUND POLICY
10.01 MONEY BACK GUARANTEE
The Company offers a seven (7) day, 100% Money Back, and Satisfaction Guarantee to all subscribers. The seven (7) days, 100% Money Back Guarantee, starts from the date of purchase, includes weekends, and only applies to the initial purchase of a Gold or Platinum Package. If a subscriber is dissatisfied with the service for any reason, the subscriber may receive a refund within seven (7) days of the subscriber's initial purchase, for a full refund of the purchased price. All other warranties and guarantees are disclaimed. After seven (7) days, your purchase will no longer be refundable.
The Company offers a seven (7) days Money Back Guarantee for all subscription payments made to Pip Society LLC. This includes the date the subscription is due, includes weekends, and only applies to monthly subscription ("Autoship") payments. If a subscriber is dissatisfied with the service for any reason, the subscriber may receive a refund within seven (7) days of the subscriber's monthly subscription, for a full refund of the subscription price. All other warranties and guarantees are disclaimed. After seven (7) days, your purchase will no longer be refundable.
Except as expressly stated herein, Company makes no warranty or representation as to the merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, workmanship or any other warranty concerning any product or service purchased from or through Company.
10.03 BUYER'S RIGHT TO CANCEL
Federal law grants a buyer the right to cancel certain sales without penalty prior to midnight of the third business day after the transaction. This rule covers retail consumer sales of 25 or more that occur away from the seller's main office. Independent Affiliates must orally inform the buyer of the three-day right to cancel at the time the buyer purchases the goods and deliver 2 three-day cancellation notices to every customer.
SECTION ELEVEN: GENERAL PROVISIONS
11.01 INDEMNITY AGREEMENT
Each and every Independent Affiliate agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Company, its shareholders, officers, directors, employees, agents and successors in interest from and against any claim, demand, liability, loss, cost or expense including, but not limited to, court costs and attorneys' fees, asserted against or suffered or incurred by any of them, directly or indirectly arising out of or in any way related to or connected with allegedly or otherwise, the Independent Affiliates (a) activities as Independent Affiliate; (b) breach of the terms of the Agreement; and/or (c) violation of or failure to comply with any applicable federal, state or local law or regulation.
11.02 PROCESSING CHARGES
Company reserves the right to institute a processing charge for commission checks and/or genealogy requests.
11.03 OTHER SERVICES
Independent Affiliates may not promote or sell another company's services at functions organized to feature Company and it's products/services. Independent Affiliates are not restricted from selling the services and products of other companies, however promotion of any other companies' services, products and/or business programs to Company Independent Affiliates or Customers is strictly prohibited.
To the extent permitted by law, Company shall not be liable for, and each Independent Affiliate releases Company from, and waives all claims for any loss of profits, indirect, direct, special or consequential damages or any other loss incurred or suffered by Independent Affiliate as a result of (a) the breach by Independent Affiliate of the Agreement and/or the Terms and Conditions and/or the Policies and Procedures; (b) the operation of Independent Affiliate's business; (c) any incorrect or wrong data or information provided by Independent Affiliate; or (d) the failure to provide any information or data necessary for Company to operate its business, including, without limitation, the enrollment and acceptance of Independent Affiliate into the Compensation Plan or the payment of commissions and bonuses.
Company encourages all Independent Affiliate to keep complete and accurate records of all their business dealings.
11.06 FORCE MAJEURE
Company shall not be responsible for delays or failure in performance caused by circumstances beyond a party's control, such as but not limited to: fire, flood, earthquake, storm, power outages, labor difficulties, strikes, war, government decrees or orders and/or curtailment of a party's usual source of supply.
It is the obligation of every Independent Affiliate to abide by and maintain the integrity of the Policies and Procedures and Terms and Conditions. If Independent Affiliate observes another Independent Affiliate committing a violation, he or she should discuss the violation directly with the violating Independent Affiliate. If the Independent Affiliate wishes to report such violation to Company, he or she must detail violations in writing only and mark the correspondence "Attention: Legal Department".
Company reserves the right to amend the Agreement, Policies and Procedures, Terms and Conditions, its retail prices, product and service availability and the Compensation Plan type at any time without prior notice as it deems appropriate. By entering into the Independent Affiliate Agreement, an Affiliate agrees to abide by all amendments or modifications that Company elects to make. Amendments will be communicated to Independent Affiliate through official Company notifications such as, but not limited to, posting on Company website, posting in Independent Affiliate back office, e-mail, special mailings or publications. Amendments are effective and binding upon submission to the Company website. In the event any conflict exists between the original documents or policies and any such amendment, the amendment will control. The continuation of an Independent Affiliate business, the acceptance of any benefits under the Agreement, or acceptance of commissions from the sale of products or services constitutes acceptance of all amendments.
11.09 NON-WAIVER PROVISION
No obligation or provision herein, and no custom or practice of the parties at variance with these Policies and Procedures, shall constitute a waiver of Company's right to demand exact compliance with these Policies and Procedures. Company's waiver of any particular default by Independent Affiliate shall not affect or impair Company's rights with respect to any subsequent default, nor shall it affect in any way the rights or obligations of any other Independent Affiliate. No delay or omissions by Company to exercise any right arising from a default effect or impair Company's rights as to that or any subsequent or future default. Waiver by Company can be affected only in writing by an authorized officer of Company.
11.10 GOVERNING LAW
The Agreement and these Policies and Procedures shall be governed by the laws of New York NY United States.
In the event a dispute arises between the Company and a Independent Affiliate regarding their respective rights, duties under this agreement, or in the event of a claim of breach of the Independent Affiliate Agreement, it is agreed that such dispute shall be exclusively resolved pursuant to binding arbitration under the Commercial Rules of the American Arbitration Association with arbitration to occur at New York NY United States. The Arbitrator may award, in addition to declaratory relief, contractual damages and shall award reasonable attorney's fees and costs to the prevailing party. An award of attorney's fees and costs shall continue through any review, appeal or enforcement of an arbitration decision. The arbitration decision may be enforced in any court of competent jurisdiction. This provision shall not be construed so as to prohibit either party from obtaining preliminary or permanent injunctive relief in any court of competent jurisdiction. The parties each expressly waive their right to collect consequential, punitive and exemplary damages from the other party.
11.12 ENTIRE AGREEMENT
The Policies and Procedures are incorporated into the Agreement and, along with the Terms and Conditions and Compensation Plan, constitute the entire agreement of the parties regarding their business relationship.
If under any applicable and binding law or rule of any applicable jurisdiction, any provision of the Agreement, including these Policies and Procedures and Terms and Conditions, or any specification, standard or operating procedure which Company has prescribed is held to be invalid or unenforceable, Company shall have the right to modify the invalid or unenforceable provision, specification, standard or operating procedure or any portion thereof to the extent required to be valid and enforceable, and the Independent Affiliate shall be bound by any such modification. The modification will be effective only in the jurisdiction in which it is required.
11.14 LIMITATION OF DAMAGES
TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, COMPANY AND ITS INDEPENDENT AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES AND OTHER REPRESENTATIVES, SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR, AND INDEPENDENT AFFILIATE HEREBY RELEASE THE FOREGOING FROM, AND WAIVE ANY CLAIM FOR LOSS OF PROFIT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES WHICH MAY ARISE OUT OF ANY CLAIM WHATSOEVER RELATING TO COMPANY PERFORMANCE, NONPERFORMANCE, ACT OR OMISSION WITH RESPECT TO THE BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP OR OTHER MATTERS BETWEEN ANY COMPANY AND COMPANY, WHETHER SOUNDING IN CONTRACT TORT OR STRICT LIABILITY. COMPANY SHALL NOT EXCEED AND IS HEREBY EXPRESSLY LIMITED TO, THE AMOUNT OF UNSOLD COMPANY SERVICES AND/OR PRODUCTS OF COMPANY OWNED BY THE INDEPENDENT AFFILIATE AND ANY COMMISSIONS OWED TO THE INDEPENDENT AFFILIATE.
Any communication, notice or demand of any kind whatsoever which either the Independent Affiliate or Company may be required or may desire to give or to serve upon the other shall be in writing and delivered by electronic communication whether by telex, telegram, Email or telecopy (if confirmed in writing sent by registered or certified mail, postage prepaid, return receipt requested). Any such communication, notice or demand shall be deemed to have been given or served on the date of confirmed dispatch, if by electronic communication, or on the date shown on the return receipt or by other evidence if delivery is by mail.
11.16 USE OF MATERIAL
All materials included on the Pip Society educationâ„¢ websites and any other content are protected by copyright, trademark and other laws as property of the Pip Society LLC Corporation & any of its subsidiary entities, unless otherwise noted. Unauthorized use of the logo, branding, or any such company materials violates copyright, trademark and other laws. As an Independent Business Owner, you may download and or print the company approved materials for use only. Copies that you make of the material must bear any copyright, trademark or other proprietary notices located on the Pip Society educationâ„¢ websites, presentations, and or social media which pertain to the material being copied. Any other sale, modification, reproduction, re-distribution, publication or re-transmission of any information from the Pip Society educationâ„¢ in whole or in part without the prior written permission of the Parent Corporation, is strictly prohibited.