A Great Life
Policies and Procedures
The Policies and Procedures of A Great Life contained herein were established to explain and define the rights and responsibilities of A Great Life and its Independent Representatives.
Each Independent Representative agrees, without reservation, to all the terms and conditions contained herein and hold A Great Life free from any and all liability that may result from this agreement between the Independent Representative and A Great Life.
CODE OF CONDUCT
A Great Life (subsequently referred to as the “Company”)
has established the following code of conduct to guide the appropriate,
efficient and ethical operation of the Company.
We require our Independent Representatives and Customers to abide by the letter and spirit of this code that forms our contract with all registered parties of A Great Life.
1. Member Obligation. A Great Life Members will:
a. Conduct themselves in an
ethical and professional manner;
b. Sell the company’s products in accordance with the compensation plan;
c. Make it clear that success in the Company’s compensation plan is based on product purchases through A Great Life's Convenience Order Platform rather than sponsoring;
d. Represent the compensation plan only as prescribed by the Company;
e. Be truthful in my representation of the Products and will make no Product claim that is not approved by and/or supported by official Company publications;
f. Comply with applicable consumer protection laws and regulations;
g. Maintain current and accurate information concerning the address, phone number, email, social security number, method of payment, and any other data on their file.
A Great Life Members will NOT:
a) Engage in deceptive, unlawful, or unethical business or recruiting practices;
b) Engage in high-pressure selling or recruiting practices;
c) Make misleading sales claims or guarantees concerning the company’s products;
d) Make misleading claims or guarantees concerning potential earnings;
e) Sponsor or enroll minors or persons who are not capable of making an informed decision;
f) Conduct business activities in countries other than those approved by A Great Life;
g) Purchase Business Volume on another Member or Customer’s account to qualify for any bonus or commission; or
h) Seek in any way to violate or circumvent A Great Life policies.
Hold a position as an Independent Distributor, Director, Employee, Consultant,
Spokesperson for a direct selling; networking-marketing company, that provides
similar-like products as A Great Life.
Becoming an Independent Representative
A. Age of Majority. In order to become an Independent Representative, all Applicants must have reached the age of majority, usually eighteen (18) years of age, in the jurisdiction in which they reside.
B. A new Independent
Representative is authorized by the Company to exercise Independent
Representative Rights and operate an Independent Representative Ownership when
he or she joins as an Independent Representative by submitting the required
fields of information on any of the join pages of the website or upgrades
membership from Preferred Customer to Independent Representative on the website,
and agrees to these Policies and Procedures.
C. The right to accept or renew
any Independent Representative Agreement remains solely with the Company.
D. An Independent Representative
may be required to provide the Company with proof of residency, work
authorizations, and ability to legally conduct business in the country in which
they are conducting business.
E. Required Purchase. In
order to maintain an active Membership, Independent Representatives are required
to pay a one-time website activation fee of $20.00 (USD). Independent
Representatives are not required to purchase product themselves, however in
order to remain active and qualify to earn commissions, must maintain a
Convenience order production of a minimum of 50BV or 100BV in personal volume
each calendar month, depending on what commissions have been earned upon
qualification. This can be achieved either by electing to purchase A Great Life
products using the optional auto-delivery program or by retailing the product
through the promotion of the IR’s retail website to prospective customers.
F. Business Entities. If the Independent Representative is a Business Entity, the Applicant may also be required to provide an Identification Number for the Business Entity, and a Statement of Beneficial Interest, which must include the signature and Identification Number or other personal identification number of every Person having a Beneficial Interest in the Business Entity. To verify the form of the Business Entity, Beneficial Interest holders, and authorized signatories, the Company may require, at any time, the Applicant to submit a copy of its articles of organization, articles of incorporation or other charter documentation.
G. Identification Number.
For tax reporting (where required) and identification purposes (where permitted
by law), the Company requires Applicants to provide the Identification Number or
other personal identification number. Failure to provide this number may result
in rejection of the Application or cancellation of the Membership or commissions
H. Inaccurate Information. If the Company determines that the Independent Representative Agreement or the Statement of Beneficial Interest contains inaccurate or false information, it may immediately terminate an Independent Representative or declare the Independent Representative Agreement null and void from its beginning. Further, it is the obligation of the Independent Representative to report to the Company on an ongoing basis any changes that affect the accuracy of the Contract.
I. Term. The Contract is
valid for the period of one (1) year from the Date of Sign-up. Each year after
that, the Contract will be automatically renewed by maintaining an active
Convenience Order of no less than one order (minimum 40 bv) once every six (6)
months of the calendar year.
J. Non-Exclusive Territory.
The authorization of an Independent Representative to exercise Independent
Representative Rights and operate an Independent Representative Membership here
under does not include a grant of an exclusive franchise or territory to an
Independent Representative, nor is an Independent Representative allowed to make
Obligations of an Independent Representative and Managing an Independent Representative membership
A. Compliance. An Independent Representative shall comply at all times with each of the terms and conditions of the Contract.
B. Independent Contractor. An Independent Representative is an independent contractor and is responsible for his or her own business expenses, decisions, and actions.
1. An Independent Representative shall not represent themselves as an agent, employee, partner, or joint venture with the Company. An Independent Representative shall not make purchases or enter into any transactions in the Company’s name.
2. An Independent Representative’s work hours, business expenditures, and business plans are not dictated by the Company. An Independent Representative shall make no printed or verbal representations, which state or imply otherwise.
3. An Independent Representative
is fully responsible for all of his or her verbal and/or written statements made
regarding A Great Life’ products, services, and the compensation plan which are
not expressly contained in official Company materials. The Independent
Representative agrees to indemnify the Company against any claims, damages, or
other expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising from any representations or
actions made by the Independent Representative that are outside the scope of the
Contract. The provisions of this Section survive the termination of the
C. Compliance with Laws. In
conducting its Independent Representative Business, an Independent
Representative must comply with all applicable national and local laws,
regulations, and ordinances. An Independent Representative shall not violate any
laws which apply to unfair competition or business practice, including any law
that prohibits the advertising, offer to sell, or sale of Products at less
than the Wholesale price of the Products.
D. Offerings. An
Independent Representative may not offer or promote any non-approved non-Company
plans, incentives, opportunities, or non-approved Sales Tools in conjunction
with the promotion of A Great Life Products.
E. Retail Sales. Achieving
success as an Independent Representative requires time, effort and commitment.
There are no guarantees of Commissions, only rewards based upon productivity. A
successful Independent Representative Business requires regular and repeated
Retail Sales of Products by an Independent Representative. Retail Sales by an
Independent Representative’s Downline Organization also contributes to the
success of an Independent Representative Business. The Company encourages Retail
Sales to at least two Customers on a monthly basis. An Independent
Representative is required to keep all records of Retail Sales for at least four
(4) years and the Company randomly monitors compliance with Retail Sales
requirements of its Independent Representatives. Each Product purchased by
non-Independent Representatives or Retail Customers (not Preferred Customers) is
automatically counted on a monthly basis towards Retail Sales requirements.
F. Negative Statements. An Independent Representative will make no disparaging, misleading, inaccurate, or unfair statements,representations, claims, or comparisons with regard to:
1. The Company, its Products, its
commercial activities, or its Independent Representatives; or
2. Other companies, including competitors, their services, products or commercial activities.
I. Unethical Activity. An Independent Representative must be ethical and professional at all times when conducting Independent Representative Business. An Independent Representative will not, nor will the Independent Representative permit Independent Representatives in his or her Downline Organization to engage in unethical activity. Examples of unethical activities include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. Use of another Independent Representative’s credit card without express written permission;
2. Unauthorized use of any Company Confidential Information;
3. Cross-Company Recruiting (including aiding and abetting another to Cross-Company Recruit);
4. Making unapproved claims about the Product;
5. Making income claims about the Independent Representative Business, which are not compliant with the provisions of the Policies and Procedures;
6. Making false statements or misrepresentation of any kind, including but not limited to: untruthful or misleading representations or sales offers relating to the quality, availability, grade, price, terms of payment, refund rights, guarantees, or performance of Products;
7. Personal conduct that discredits the Company and/or its Independent Representatives;
8. Violating the laws and regulations pertaining to the Independent Representative Business;
9. Failing to meet Independent Representative responsibilities;
10. Violating the Code of Ethics; or
11. Violating the Policies and Procedures.
G. Cross-line Recruiting. The Independent Representative is prohibited from engaging in Cross-line Recruiting either into A Great Life or any other network marketing or direct sales company.
H. Cross-Company Recruiting. If an Independent Representative did not personally sponsor another A Great Life Independent Representative, he or she is prohibited, during the term of their Contract and for one (1) year following the date of termination of the Contract of the person being recruited, from Recruiting that Independent Representative to sell or purchase products or services other than those offered by A Great Life. The Independent Representative stipulates and agrees that recruiting constitutes an unreasonable and unwarranted interference with the contractual relationship between the Company and its Independent Representatives, conversion of the Company’s property, and misappropriation of the Company’s trade secrets. The Independent Representative further stipulates and agrees that any violation of this rule will inflict immediate and irreparable harm on the Company, and that the Company shall be entitled, in addition to any other remedies that may be available, to immediate, temporary, preliminary, and permanent injunctive relief without bond; and that such injunctive relief may extend the post termination period of this restriction for up to one (1) year from the date of the last violation of this provision. The provisions of this Section survive the termination of the Contract. Nothing herein waives any other rights and remedies the Company may have in relation to the use of its Confidential Information or any other violations of the Contract.
I. Resolving Disputes. An Independent Representative must conduct all activity in the best interests of the Company. Up-line leaders shall use their best efforts to resolve disputes in their Down-line Organizations. Any personal disputes between Independent Representatives must be resolved quickly, privately, and in the best interests of the Company.
J. No Claims of Unique Relationship. An Independent Representative may not allege or imply that he or she has a unique relationship with, advantage with, or access to the Company executives or employees that other Independent Representatives do not have.
K. Detrimental Conduct. If any conduct by an Independent Representative or any participant in the Membership is determined by the Company to be injurious, disruptive, or harmful to the Company or to other Independent Representatives, the Company may take appropriate action against an Independent Representative, as the company deems necessary.
L. No Reliance. An Independent Representative may not rely on the Company to provide legal, tax, financial, or other professional advice, nor may it rely on any such advice if given.
M. Insurance. The Company carries a commercially reasonable amount of product liability insurance. Since laws differ according to jurisdiction, the Company encourages its Independent Representatives to consult with an attorney regarding the extent of their personal legal liability with respect to their independent businesses.
N. Privacy of Independent Representative Information. An Independent Representative authorizes the Company to disclose its contact information to the Independent Representative’s Upline, and to the Independent Representative’s Downline Organization three (3) enroller generations below or to those Independent Representatives for whom the Independent Representative is the closest Upline. The contact information may be used only for the Independent Representative Business.
O. Notification of Adverse Action . An Independent Representative shall immediately notify the Company in writing of any potential or actual legal claims from third parties against the Independent Representative arising from, or associated with, the Independent Representative Business or the Downline Organization that may adversely affect the Company. After notifying the Independent Representative, the Company may take any action necessary to protect itself, including controlling any litigation or settlement of the legal claims. If the Company takes action in the matter, the Independent Representative shall not interfere or participate in the matter.
P. Release for use of Photo, Audio, or Video Image,
and/or testimonial Endorsement. The Company may take photos, audio or video
recordings, or written or verbal statements of an Independent Representative at
Company events or may request the same directly from an Independent
Representative. The Independent Representative agrees to and hereby grants the
Company the absolute and irrevocable right and permission, to use, re-use,
broadcast, rebroadcast, publish, or republish any such photo, audio, video, or
endorsement, in all or in part, individually or in conjunction with any other
photograph or video, or any other endorsement, in any current or future medium
and for any purpose whatsoever, including (but not by way of limitation)
marketing, advertising, promotion, and/or publicity; and to copyright such
photograph and/or video, in the original or as republished, in the name of the
Company, or in any other name. Regardless of any other agreements or contracts
the Independent Representative may have with any other entity, the Independent
Representative agrees that any use by the Company as set forth in this Section
shall be royalty free, is a work made for hire, and is not subject to any other
claim. The Independent Representative agrees to defend and indemnify the Company
against any claims by any other party arising out of the Company's use of the
rights granted herein. The Independent Representative confirms that the
information he or she may give as a testimonial endorsement, or as represented
in a photograph, video or audio is true and accurate to the best of his or her
knowledge. The Independent Representative waives any right he or she may have to
inspect or approve the finished or unfinished product(s), the advertising copy,
printed, recorded, photographic or video matter, which may be used in connection
with it or any use that may be made of it.
Q. Conducting the Independent Representative Business Internationally. An Independent Representative has the right to operate in any Authorized Country where the Independent Representative may lawfully conduct the Independent Representative Business. It is an Independent Representative’s responsibility to comply with all national and local laws, ordinances, and regulations when conducting Independent Representative Business in any Authorized Country.
1. Only with the Company’s approval, an Independent Representative may attempt to secure approval, licensing, distribution and/or registration for products or business practices, trademarks, trade names, or Internet domain names; or establish any kind of business in international countries and markets on behalf of the Company.
2. An Independent Representative may not sell, distribute, license, or register products or business practices, use trademarks, trade names or Internet domain names in any country without approval of the company.
A Great Life distributors may participate in our compensation program as outlined on the Pay Plan page of the website. Commissions are paid as outlined on the Pay Plan page of the website. All Independent Representatives understand BEFORE become joining or purchasing any product that there are NO GUARANTEED EARNINGS. Independent Representatives understand that any and all content on the website is not to reflect earnings, but to be used only for demonstration purposes and as a representation of company growth and does not imply anything in terms of a guarantee of commissions. Independent Representatives should not participate in A Great Life under the expectation of earning income without referring new Independent Representatives and Customers. Neither A Great Life, nor its Independent Representatives can guarantee "spill over" or earnings simply by becoming an Independent Representative. A Great Life Independent Representatives should not participate in the A Great Life opportunity if they are not planning on sharing the products with others. Most Independent Representatives earn less money each month in the compensation program than they are paying for their products. Although it is possible, A Great Life Independent Representatives should NOT expect to make a profit simply by becoming an Independent Representative, as it is very possible that will not occur. A Great Life cannot guarantee that Independent Representatives earn a profit by implementing the training materials provided. The products are for educational purposes only. No Independent Representative should spend money that they cannot afford to lose to purchase products, advertising materials, or anything else related to A Great Life. It is possible that you will NOT earn any income as an Independent Representative of A Great Life.
A. Earnings. Commissions are paid to Independent Representatives who qualify pursuant to the Compensation Plan and who are in compliance with the Contract. An Independent Representative’s success is only achieved through the regular and repeated qualification of a set minimum of sales of products using the Convenience Order program. The regular and repeated qualification of Convenience Order amounts by its Down-line Organization will constitute qualification and subsequent profitability within the compensation plan. As the success of any Independent Representative depends largely on the personal efforts of that Independent Representative, the Company does not guarantee any level of profit or success, nor does it guarantee an Independent Representative a specific income. An Independent Representative does not receive compensation for sponsoring or recruiting other Independent Representatives. The only way to earn Commissions is through the sale of our Products.
B. Payment. The Company will pay Commissions to qualified Independent Representatives on Product orders which:
(i) Are received by the Company
before the end of the Commission period, and
(ii) have been fully paid with appropriate payment.
1. Commissions are paid in the name of the Person or Business Entity listed in Payment Option link on the My Earnings section of the website. When no payment option is selected, commissions will be held until selected.
2. Global Revenue Pools, are paid on either the first Friday of each month or the first Monday of each month, whichever comes later, for the previous month’s volume. These monthly commissions will be accumulated from midnight central time on the first day of the month, through midnight central time on the first day of the in order to qualify for the previous month’s commission volume.
3. Retail Bonus, Fast Start (First Order) Bonus, and Dual Team Binary Commissions are paid each Friday for the previous week’s new commissionable volume ending the previous Wednesday at midnight central time. For an order to be included in a weekly qualifying period, it must be placed between midnight (12:00 a.m.) central time on Thursday and midnight (12:00 a.m.) central time on Wednesday.
C. Commission Checks. In the event that a Commission check does not arrive to an Independent Representative by mail within twenty one (21) days of being issued, the company will resend the check at no additional charge. Commission checks are valid for 90 days from the date paid. If an Independent Representative does not deposit the check within the 90-day period, the check will become invalid and will not be replaced. If a commission check expires, that commission will be permanently forfeited by the Independent Representative.
D. Minimum Payment Amount. Independent Representatives will select how they choose to get paid on the Payment Options page of the website. The minimum amount for payment of commission checks is eight dollars ($20.00 USD). Commissions less than the minimums for a pay period will accumulate until they equal or exceed the minimum payment amount for the payment option selected.
E. Returned or Unpaid Payments. The Company makes every effort to ensure that an Independent Representative receives its commission payments. However, if a commission payment is unpaid due to insufficient information or other reasons beyond the control of the Company, the payment will be held for the benefit of the Independent Representative for 90 days. After such 90 days, a monthly maintenance charge of ten dollars ($10.00 USD or equivalent local currency) will be deducted from the Independent Representative’s payment.
F. No Manipulation. Manipulation of the Compensation Plan is not permitted and may result in disciplinary action. Manipulation of the Compensation Plan includes, but is not limited to, an Independent Representative purchasing, to qualify for various Ranks or Commissions, large quantities of Product that are not sold through the direct marketing channel, placing orders in his/her Down-line Organization, and any other actions that may violate state, federal or foreign anti-pyramid scheme laws. Such manipulations may, in the discretion of the Company, result in the suspension of Commissions and termination of the Membership.
G. Deductions and Offsets. The Independent Representative authorizes the Company to deduct fees from its Commissions as outlined on the Payment Option page and/or as deemed appropriate at the sole discretion of the Company.
Ordering Company Products
A. Inventory. As the Company imposes no specific minimum inventory requirement on its Independent Representatives, an Independent Representative must use its own judgment to determine the amount of inventory it will need to sustain its projected Retail Sales and personal use.
B. Ordering. Products can be ordered by telephone, or Internet.
1. Faxed, mailed, or personally delivered orders must be submitted using a current Independent Representative price list and a fully completed order form. The prices of the Company’s Products are subject to change at the discretion of the Company.
2. Payment must be the exact amount of the order and may be made by those methods presently available (cashier’s check, money order, credit card, cash, direct debit, and/or credit wallet). Bank wire may be available for high Volume orders only.
3. Unless otherwise arranged, all orders must be paid in full prior to pick-up or shipping. All shipping and handling costs are based on delivery location and the amount of Products ordered.
4. Unauthorized use of another Person’s credit card is prohibited.
C. Will Call. Where will call service is available, an Independent Representative may pick up the order at the will call location. The Company may ship, at the Independent Representative’s expense, Product that has been marked for will call pick-up if the Product has not been picked up by the Independent Representative within ninety (90) business days of the scheduled AUTOSHIP PROGRAM date, or the end of the calendar month, whichever is latest. If the Product is shipped to the Independent Representative from the will call location, the Company may use any payment method noted on file to collect the shipping fees. Alternatively, the Company may, in its sole discretion cause the Independent Representative to forfeit the order.
D. Back Orders. If the Company is temporarily out of stock on ordered Product, an Independent Representative will receive a “back order” notice with his or her shipment. Back orders are filled first as new inventory arrives. Volume on back orders is credited to the month in which payment for the original order was received by the Company.
G. Convenience Order Program.
1. An Independent Representative may choose to participate in the Convenience Order Program. A Great Life offers an optional auto-delivery program that may be established at any time through the submission of the Order Product page of the website, by calling the company, or with a written request to the Company indicating the amount of Product to be shipped each month and the method of payment to be used. When instituting the Convenience Order program at the time of enrollment, the Independent Representative Agreement serves as confirmation for the setup. An auto-delivery account will be charged at a set time during the month, and the Product will be shipped at a set time thereafter.
The Independent Representative may obtain tracking numbers from the Company after the Product is shipped for countries where tracking numbers are available. The scheduled dates for Convenience Order processing, account charges, shipping or account changes may be selected in the Convenience Order section of the Order Product page on the website.
2. There is no limit as to how many Convenience Orders an Independent Representative may have set up or how many boxes of product are included in each auto-delivery order. All orders will be shipped to the Shipping Address in the Personal Info section of the website. If an order fails for billing reasons, the company will attempt to bill the payment method on file for each of the next 7 days until the order goes through.
3. To change or terminate one’s auto-delivery order, the Independent Representative may either select it on their Convenience Order page of the Product Order section of the website, or contact customer support. Auto-delivery orders may be cancelled at any time prior to the order being billed.
H. Sales Tax, GST, VAT.
1. Sales tax is collected on the
Product’s suggested retail price and is calculated using the applicable rates
for the location to where the product is shipped. The Company will collect and
remit sales tax to the proper taxing authority. In those jurisdictions where an
Independent Representative may and has registered as a withholding agent through
a local sales tax agency and submitted a “Sales and Use Tax Exemption
Certificate” or equivalent document to the Company, the collection of sales tax
will be the responsibility of the Independent Representative. It is the
responsibility of the Independent Representative to provide an updated copy of
its certification for exemption from sales tax each year.
2. In all other jurisdictions, GST, VAT, or other applicable transaction tax is based on which may include electronic invoicing, where permitted by law. The Company does not include GST or VAT in commission payments. Independent Representatives who are GST or VAT registered and are required to collect and remit GST or VAT on their services may send a valid GST or VAT invoice to the Company to charge them for GST or VAT on commission income.
I. Returns, Refunds, and Exchanges. The Company will refund the purchase price of Product or exchange it pursuant to the following.
1. If the Independent
Representative (and/or his or her Preferred Customer who ordered directly from
the Company) is not completely satisfied with their First Product Purchase, he
or she may send back to the Company, at their own expense, the unused portion
(unopened sealed boxes or bottles only, that are in a re-sellable condition) of
their First Product Purchase within thirty (30) days of the original purchase
date. The Company will refund 100% of the purchase price (less original shipping
and handling charges listed on the First Product Purchase receipt). Product that
is opened, or packaging that is not in tact (damaged or otherwise) will not
qualify for refund. If the First Product Purchase is returned after the thirty
(30) day period, no refund will be given. Any subsequent order(s) placed
(following the first order) made by the IR or PC will carry a rolling thirty
(30) day 100% refund of the purchase price of any returned box(es) in an
unopened, sealed and re-saleable condition which qualify for a pro-rata refund
from the rolling thirty (30) day order date of any refund request(s) received.
2. Retail Sales. Any product sales
that are transacted person-to-person (without the use of any electronic or
e-commerce portal) by any registered Independent Representative or Preferred
Customer member, where permitted by governing Laws, will be subject to A Great
Life’ “retail sales customer buy back policy”. This policy makes provision for
the return of any retail product sales made by the registered A Great Life
member, person to person, should a refund not be provided directly by the A
Great Life member who transacted the retail sale. Provision for a product return
back to A Great Life, Inc. (USA) for up to thirty (30) days from the original
date of sale, with proof of a retail receipt provided by the registered A Great
Life member, will be permitted. Product returned must be in an unopened, sealed
and re-saleable condition, and will be subject to a 10% restocking fee. Product
that is opened, or packaging that is not intact (damaged or otherwise) will not
qualify for refund.
3. Any Commissions paid to the Independent Representative and his or her Up-line for the Product returned by the Independent Representative or Customer will be deducted from the respective Up-line Independent Representatives’ accounts or withheld from present or future Commission payments. An Independent Representative agrees that he or she will not rely on existing Down-line Organization Volume at the close of a Commissions period, as returns may cause changes to his or her Title, Rank and/or Commissions payout.
(i) Write Independent Representative or Preferred Customer ID in the return address on the box
(ii) Provide Full Name and Independent Representative or Preferred Customer ID inside the box and the reason for return
(iii) Obtain a tracking number to ensure package is received in a timely manner.
4. The Company will exchange Product if the Product is damaged in shipment, incorrectly sent due to a Company error, or of substandard quality. However, when an exchange is not feasible, the Company will refund the amount of the returned Product. If Product is damaged or defective, an Independent Representative should contact the Company within ten (10) days of receipt of the order.
Marketing the Product and Opportunity
A. Use of Sales Tools. An Independent Representative may use only Sales Tools approved by the Company for an Authorized Country. The Independent Representative agrees that if it uses a fulfillment house or other third party to sell or distribute Sales Tools, the Independent Representative will enter into a non-disclosure agreement (to be provided by the Company) with the fulfillment house or third party to ensure that all Independent Representative and Customer information is protected from disclosure and remains the sole property of the Company.
B. Approval of Sales Tools. An Independent Representative must submit all Sales Tools to the Company for approval prior to use. The Company has complete discretion whether to approve or reject a proposed Sales Tool. The approval process generally requires a minimum of three (3) weeks to complete. To comply with changing laws and regulations, the Company may rescind its prior approval of a Sales Tool, and may require the Independent Representative to remove from the market at its own cost and obligation a previously approved Sales Tool. If approved, the Company will issue an email to the Independent Representative confirming approval of said Sales Tools.
C. Product Claims. The only claims and representations Independent Representatives may make regarding Products are those found in the literature distributed by the Company. Any third-party material used for Independent Representative Business must comply with all federal and local laws. Medical claims of any kind relating to any Product except for those claims, if any, that are published in Company literature approved for the country in which the claims are presented. Under no circumstances may an Independent Representative prescribe any Product as suitable for a particular ailment. No claims may be made as to therapeutic or curative properties of any Product offered by the Company.
D. No Altering. Independent Representatives shall not re-label, alter or repackage any Products.
E. No Endorsement Claims. No Independent Representative may imply that the promotion, operation, or organization of the Company has been approved, sanctioned, or endorsed by any governmental regulatory authority unless noted on company website.
F. Income Claims Prohibition. An Independent Representative is prohibited from making false, misleading, or unrepresentative claims regarding earning potential. If an Independent Representative does make an income claim, it must be based on actual earnings and the Company's current Annual Average Income Disclosure, posted on the Company’s website, must be presented concurrent with the income claim.
G. Use of Trademarks and Copyrights.
1. The Company may license the use of its trademarks to Independent Representatives, subject to the limitations herein and subject to the limitations in any licensing agreement. A licensing agreement may be obtained by emailing customer support.
2. Independent Representatives may not use any of the Company’s current or after acquired trademarks or any confusingly similar variations of its marks, in a manner that is likely to cause confusion, mistake, or deception as to the source of the Products or services advertised.
3. Except as indicated herein, an Independent Representative may not use the Company’s trademarks or any confusingly similar variation of its trademarks (e.g., A Great Life, A Great Life Inc., A Great Lifees, etc.), in a business name, e-mail address, Internet domain name or sub- domain name, URL, telephone number, or in any other address or title. An Independent Representative may use the Company’s trademarks in a URL, Internet domain or sub- domain name provided that the Independent Representative has entered into a licensing agreement for a Company Licensed Website. The Independent Representative agrees to comply with the terms of such licensing agreement and hereby acknowledges that the Company owns, and shall continue to own, all rights in and to the Company’s trademarks in such URL, Internet domain or sub-domain name and that the Company has the right to revoke such use of the Company’s trademarks for any reason and at any time. The Independent Representative further agrees that the Company has the right to acquire such URL at any time by paying the nominal registration fee to the Independent Representative and Independent Representative agrees to transfer such URL to the Company and take any other necessary steps requested by the Company to effectuate such transfer.
4. The Independent Representative agrees to immediately re-assign to the Company any registration of the Company names, trade names, trademarks, or Internet domain names registered or reserved in violation of this policy. The provisions of this Section survive the termination of the Contract.
5. Independent Representatives may not use the Company’s trademarks on non-approved Sales Tools.
6. The Company, in its sole discretion, will determine whether a variation of its trademark is confusingly similar. Use of such marks is prohibited.
7. An Independent Representative must not use the name, logos, trademarks or other references to the Company’s business or manufacturing partners in any Sales Tool, correspondence, or any form of advertising.
8. The Company’s literature and media are copyrighted by the Company and may not be duplicated.
H. Use of “Independent Representative” in Advertising. If an Independent Representative selects a business title, the title must clearly state that the Independent Representative is a “A Great Life Independent Representative.” An Independent Representative’s title may not imply that the Independent Representative is an employee or agent of the Company. Each time the Company’s logo or name is used in writing and in relation to the Independent Representative, the Independent Representative must identify itself as a “A Great Life Independent Representative.”
I. Methods of Advertising. Independent Representatives may advertise using the following means:
1. Newspaper: An Independent Representative may place a generic business opportunity advertisement in the classified section of a local newspaper, provided the advertisement conforms to all applicable laws and regulations.
2. Phone Directory: Any Independent Representative may place a text listing of its name in the white or yellow pages of a telephone directory followed by “A Great Life Independent Representative.” Graphical and display ads in telephone directories are prohibited.
3. Electronic Mail Advertisements: All advertisements sent via e-mail, telephone, or facsimile must comply with all anti-spamming laws for the state or country where the intended recipient resides. The Independent Representative is under obligation to research and comply with all laws concerning unsolicited commercial e-mail.
4. Television and Radio: Television and radio advertising requires prior written approval from the Company. Requests should be submitted through customer support email.
5. Celebrity Endorsement: An Independent Representative may use a celebrity endorsement with written approval from the Company and the specific, prior, written approval of the endorsing celebrity for each use of the celebrity's name.
6. Fairs, Swap Meets, Etc.: An Independent Representative may sell or promote Products at bazaars, flea markets, fairs, swap meets, tradeshows or other similar gatherings only at a price of no less than the Independent Representative price of the products listed on the website.
7. Internet Auction Sites: An Independent Representative may sell or facilitate the sale of Product on Internet websites where an auction is the mode of selling or buying (e.g., eBay), so long as the product has a minimum reserve selling price of no less than the Independent Representative price of the product on the website. An Independent Representative may not use a third party to place Product on auction websites or sell Product to a third party if the Independent Representative knows, or has reason to know, that such Product will be sold on auction websites for less than the Independent Representative price of the product. The provisions of this Section survive the termination of the Contract.
J. Advertising at Company Sponsored Events. At Company-sponsored events, Independent Representatives may not, unless specifically authorized in writing by the Company, advertise, sell, or promote on-Company products or services, including, but not limited to the promotion of distribution of flyers, DVDs or other materials, or the use of any other form of promotion deemed inappropriate by the Company.
K. Internet Advertising. Subject to the provisions of Section K. herein, Independent Representatives may use only a Company Licensed Website to promote Products or the business opportunity over the Internet. Promoting Products or the business opportunity through an unlicensed Internet website is strictly prohibited. Independent Representatives that wish to operate a Company Licensed Website must meet the following criteria:
1. An Independent Representative may not enter into a website licensing agreement until it has completed a website training course given by the Company.
2. All licensed websites must first be reviewed and approved by the Company as Sales Tools. Licensed websites must be Company-specific and may not advertise, promote, or link to any other product or opportunity
3. Independent Representatives may not use any key words or meta tags to advertise any licensed website on the Internet if the search words or meta tags explicitly or implicitly present illegal or unsubstantiated health or income claims.
4. The Company may revoke the license for any previously approved website at any time and for any reason, including changes to federal and local laws and regulations.
5. Independent Representatives may promote the business opportunity and Products on social networking sites such as “Facebook” and “Twitter;” video sites such as “YouTube” and “Google Video;” and blogging sites such as “Wordpress” and “Blogger” (collectively “Social Media Sites”), provided the following conditions are met:
a. All text, audio and video
postings do not contain Product or income claims. For Product information,
Independent Representatives may refer viewers to their A Great Life replicated
website, the Company website, or a Company Licensed Website;
b. Videos posted to Social Media Sites must show the text “A Great Life Independent Representative” for the entirety of the video;
c. The Company may monitor the Social Media Sites for compliance with the Contract and Independent Representative agrees to immediately remove or modify the Social Media Sites upon the Company’s request to comply with the Contract.
L. Advertising and Selling Price of Products on the
Internet. Independent Representative acknowledges and agrees that the
advertising and selling of all Products on the Internet may only be done on a
Company Licensed Website and the advertising and selling price of all Products
on such website if sold to an Applicant, must not be lower than the Independent
Representative price of the Products plus reasonable shipping and the amount the
Company charges for taxes, handling. In connection with this Section, the
Independent Representative also agrees that all advertising regarding the price
of Products will be truthful and will not contain misleading statements (e.g.
"lowest price available" which infers that an Independent Representative is able
to sell the Products at a price lower than other Independent Representatives,
etc.). Independent Representative acknowledges and agrees that he or she shall
not advertise or sell any Products on the Internet, which were purchased from
another Independent Representative. Any violation of this Section by an
Independent Representative shall constitute a breach of the Contract and will be
subject to termination of Membership.
M. Mass Communications. For purposes of this Section, “Mass Communications” are defined as communications intended to reach twenty (20) or more Independent Representatives in the sender’s Down-line Organization or at least three Independent Representatives who are cross-line by an Independent Representative:
1. Independent Representatives
targeted to receive the Mass Communications must have knowingly “opted in” to
hear or receive the Mass Communication through registration (if the Mass
Communication will be received at an event or webinar); and/or through an
affirmative request if the Mass Communication is delivered through an email or
on a website.
2. If by e-mail, there must be an “opt out” feature prominently displayed in the Mass Communication.
3. The Mass Communication must comply with the terms of this Section.
4. The following disclaimer shall be prominently positioned in all Mass Communications that promote any particular building method: There are many methods and techniques used successfully for building your A Great Life business. The building method promoted [in/at] this [website/webinar/email/ meeting/] may be different from that which is taught by your upline. Please consult with your upline if they have taught you a different building method or if you have any questions.
5. Independent Representative acknowledges that all owing the Independent Representative to create databases of Independent Representative information for Mass Communications, the sale of tools, and for any other purposes constitutes the use of Company Confidential Information, which information is the Company’s trade secrets, and such use can be a substantial financial benefit to the Independent Representative. Independent Representative acknowledges that he or she is subject to the Cross Company Recruiting obligations set forth in this agreement and shall survive the termination of the Contract.
N. Lead Distribution. Persons who are outside the Company network often make inquiries to the Company about its Products. If the Company is able to determine that the inquiring Person received the information from a specific Independent Representative or that there is a particular Independent Representative that the Person is acquainted with, every attempt will be made to refer the Person to that Independent Representative. If an association with a particular Independent Representative cannot be determined, final judgment with respect to the positioning of leads remains the right of the Company.
O. Public Relations Matters. The Company encourages Independent Representatives to use personal media coverage to expand and build their business; however, certain situations require the Independent Representative to contact the Company. These would include:
1. Instances where the story or
medium has national potential.
2. Cases where the story calls for a wider Company/Product perspective; and/or
3. When the Independent Representative is questioned about Company sales figures and/or business strategies.
P. Retail or Service Establishments: An Independent Representative may sell Products or promote the business opportunity through Retail or Service Establishments in Countries where A Great Life is licensed to conduct such business as long as
i) the display of Independent Representative information within the premises of a Retail or Service Establishment is clearly indicated, and
ii) the product is not sold for an amount less than the Independent Representative price of the product as shown on the website.
Breach of Contract Procedures
A. Conditional Obligations. The Company’s obligations to an
Independent Representative are conditioned upon the Independent Representative’s
faithful performance of the terms and conditions of the Contract. The Company,
in its sole discretion, will determine if an Independent Representative is in
breach of the Contract and may elect any or all-available remedies.
B. Remedies. In the event of breach, the Company may elect
to take no action or to exercise some or all contractual remedies and remedies
at law or in equity, including, but not limited to:
1. Notify the Independent
Representative either in writing or verbally of the breach and providing a
notice to cure the breach;
2. Require from the Independent Representative additional assurances of future compliance;
3. Withhold or deny recognition and attendant perks;
4. Assess damages and withhold them from commission payments;
5. Suspend Independent Representative Rights temporarily or permanently;
6. Seek injunctive relief;
7. Terminate the Contract; and
8. Seek damages and associated costs.
C. Reporting Contract Breaches. If an Independent Representative observes or is aware of another Independent Representative’s violation of any term or condition of the Contract, the observing Independent Representative shall submit a written complaint to the Company’s support department through email. Because of the difficulties of investigating and asserting appropriate remedies for stale claims, any complaint for breach of the terms and conditions of the Contract other than Cross-Company Recruiting must be brought to the Company’s attention for review within eighteen (18) months of the start of the alleged violation; Cross-Company Recruiting violations must be brought to the Company’s attention within six (6) months of the alleged violation. Failure to report a violation within that time period may result in the Company not pursuing the allegations in order to prevent the Independent Representative Business from being disrupted due to stale claims. However, this policy does not waive the Company’s right to investigate and discipline Independent Representatives found guilty of the stale claims.
D. Circumvention of the Contract. The Contract is designed to protect Independent Representatives and the Company from the adverse consequences of their violation. Independent Representatives who intentionally circumvent the Contract to accomplish indirectly what is prohibited directly will be disciplined as if the applicable policy or rule had been broken directly. In such circumstances, all of the available remedies as stated above will be available to the Company. The Contract is not intended to give an Independent Representative the right to enforce the Contract against another Independent Representative directly, or to take any legal action against another Independent Representative.
1. An Independent Representative may terminate the Contract by writing a request to support to terminate their contract.
2. The Company may terminate the Contract if the Independent Representative violates the terms of the Contract and any amendments thereto.
3. An Independent Representative
who voluntarily terminates Membership and is not in breach of the Contract may
re-join under the same enroller at anytime. However, to re-sign under a New
Enroller, a person must have six consecutive months of order inactivity, which
follows their voluntary termination.
B. Return of Confidential Information.
An Independent Representative must return all Confidential Information, including any information derived there from, over which he or she has direct or indirect control to the Company upon termination or upon demand of the Company. If any such Confidential Information cannot be returned because it is in electronic format, the Independent Representative shall permanently delete and erase the Confidential Information upon termination or upon demand.
C. Buyback. If an Independent Representative is in breach, the Company reserves the right to stop or delay the buy-back process set forth in this Contract.
D. Effects of Termination for Breach of Contract.
1. An Independent Representative whose Contract is terminated by the Company must wait six (6) months before applying for a new Membership. During that time, the Independent Representative can have no Beneficial Interest in any other Membership.
2. Upon termination of the Contract, all of the Independent Representative’s rights in and to the Membership and the Independent Representative Business are revoked and terminated. In acknowledgement of the damages the Company has likely suffered and/or will suffer as a result of Independent Representative's breach, including but not limited to, all or any of the following:
(i) loss of good will and loss in the value of the Company’s confidential and proprietary information and trade secrets;
(ii) loss of a portion of the value of the Company’s business; and
(iii) loss of future profits; Independent Representative consents that any unpaid Commissions may be forfeited to the Company to offset a portion of the damages.
3. The Company may elect to reorganize the Downline Organization of an Independent Representative Membership terminated for breach in a manner that serves the best interests of the Company, Downline Organization and Upline.
4. Where the Company elects to terminate an Independent Representative membership in which there is more than one Beneficial Interest holder, the following may apply:
a) the departing Beneficial
Interest holder(s) must relinquish all rights to, and interests in, the
b) The Company may not divide or reassign any of the Downline Organization; and
c) The Company may not split Commissions between the prior or current Beneficial Interest holders of the Membership.
E. Effects of Voluntary Termination by the Independent Representative.
1. The Contract can be voluntarily terminated by an Independent Representative who is not in breach of the Contract for any reason, at any time, by providing written notice to the Company signed by all Person(s) listed on the Independent Representative Agreement. The termination is effective on the date the Company receives the written notice. If an Independent Representative is in breach of the Contract, he or she cannot voluntarily or unilaterally terminate the Contract.
2. Upon termination of the Contract, all of the Independent Representative’s rights in and to the Membership and the Independent Representative Business are revoked and terminated.
3. An Independent Representative who voluntarily terminates Membership and is not in breach of the Contract may re-join under a new Membership under the same or a new enroller after a period of 90 days.
4. An Independent Representative may not terminate voluntarily if the Membership is not in good standing with the Company, as may be evidenced by, but not limited to, any of the following conditions:
(i) a temporary Membership;
(ii) an Independent Representativeship is on hold, suspension or probation;
(iii) the Membership is under investigation, but no formal discipline has taken place; or
(iv) notice of intent to terminate has been sent.
A. Entire Agreement. The Contract contains the entire
understanding concerning the subject matter hereof between the Company and the
Independent Representative, and is intended as a final, complete, and exclusive
expression of the terms of the parties. This Contract supersedes and replaces
all prior negotiations and proposed, but unexecuted agreements, either written
or oral. Any prior agreements, promises, negotiations, or representations,
either written or oral, relating to the subject matter of this Contract, are of
no force or effect. If there is any discrepancy between verbal representations
made to the Independent Representative by any employee or agent of the Company
and the terms of the Contract, the express written terms and requirements of the
Contract will prevail.
B. Headings. The section and subsection headings in the Contract are inserted solely as a matter of convenience and for reference, and will not be considered in the construction or interpretation of any provision hereof. Unless the context otherwise specifically requires, all references to sections of the Contract will refer to all subsections thereof.
C. Modifications by the Company. The Company reserves the right to make any modifications to the Contract, provided that the modifications are communicated by the Company to the Independent Representative at least thirty (30) days prior to taking effect. The Company may communicate these modifications by posting any portion of the modified Contract on the Company’s website, or by any other method of communication. The Independent Representative is deemed to have accepted the modification to the Contract if the Independent Representative engages in any Independent Representative Business, renews its Membership, or accepts Commissions after the thirty (30) day period is ended.
D. Warranties. The Company extends no product warranties, either expressed or implied, beyond those specifically articulated in the Contract. The Company disclaims and excludes all warranties regarding possible infringement of any United States or foreign patent, trademark, trade name, copyright, or trade secret arising from the Independent Representative’s operations. THE COMPANY HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANT ABILITY, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ACCURACY AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. THIS DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY CONSTITUTES AN ESSENTIAL PART OF THIS AGREEMENT.
E. Waiver. Any waiver by the Company of an Independent Representative’s breach of a Contract provision must be in writing and will not be construed as a waiver of any subsequent or additional breach by the Independent Representative. The failure by the Company to exercise any right or privilege under the Contract will not constitute a waiver of that right or privilege. F. Severability. If any term or condition of this Contract is judicially invalidated, prohibited, or otherwise rendered unenforceable in any jurisdiction, it is unenforceable only to the extent of the invalid, prohibited or unenforceable provision in that jurisdiction only, and it will not render unenforceable or invalidate any other provision of the Contract, nor will the Contract be rendered unenforceable or invalidated in another jurisdiction.
Furthermore, any provision found un-enforceable
G. Force Majeure. Independent Representative acknowledges that the Company is not liable for any damages or losses caused by the delay or inability to manufacture, sell, or deliver its products due to labour strikes, accidents, fire, flood, acts of civil authority, acts of God, acts of terrorists, or from any other causes that are beyond the control of the Company.
H. Governing Law, Arbitration Injunctive Relief. The State of Texas is the place of the origin of this Contract and is where the Company accepted the offer of the Applicant to become an Independent Representative and where the Independent Representative entered into the Contract with the Company. The Contract is therefore to be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas (without giving effect to any conflict of law provision or rule) as to contracts made and to be wholly performed within the State. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to the Contract or the breach thereof, or any controversy or claim relating to the business relationships arising between Independent Representatives shall be resolved by mandatory, final, binding, non- appealable arbitration in Dallas, Texas, United States of America.
I. Attorneys Fees. If any suit, action, or proceeding is brought to enforce any term or provision of this Contract, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover reasonable attorneys’ fees, costs, and expenses incurred, in addition to any other relief to which such party may be legally entitled. J. Successors and Assigns. The Contract will be legal and binding upon and inure to the benefit of the heirs, devisees, executors, administrators, personal representatives, successors, and assigns (as applicable) of the respective parties here to.
K. Limitation of Liability. To the extent permitted by law, the Company, its directors, officers, members, managers, shareholders, employees, assigns and agents (collectively referred to as “Responsible Parties”) shall not be liable for, and the Independent Representative releases Company and its Responsible Parties from and waive all claims, for any loss of profits, indirect, direct, special or consequential damages, and for any other losses incurred or suffered by Independent Representatives as a result of:(i) Independent Representative’s breach of the Contract,