How do I return merchandise?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a return authorization (RA) number. Items purchased from ElevateMarketplace.com and its subsidiaries cannot be returned more than 30 days after delivery, and refunds for these items are not allowed after that time. In addition, all returned items must be in unopened condition and arrive unused to be accepted. All items returned to AFFLINK or the ElevateMarketplace.com subsidiaries must be clearly marked with the return authorization number provided to you by customer service. Items returned without a return authorization number will be denied for refund. No Exceptions. Please do not write on the items being returned as this will result in denial of refund as the item will become unsellable. Refund will be credited back to customer in the original payment form. There is a 30% restocking fee along with all applicable freight charges. Some items may be non-returnable, such as, but not limited to, non-stock, closeout, discontinued, food/beverage, MTO (Made to Order), items under $25.00, or certain PPE (personal protective equipment) such as sanitizer, thermometers, gloves, and PPE kits.
THESE GENERAL TERMS (THE "AGREEMENT") CONTAIN THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS THAT GOVERN YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF ELEVATEMARKETPLACE.COM AND THE SERVICES AVAILABLE THEREIN (THE “SERVICES”), AND IS AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU OR THE BUSINESS YOU REPRESENT AND AFFLINK, LLC, THE OWNER OF ELEVATEMARKETPLACE.COM. BY REGISTERING FOR OR USING THE SERVICES, YOU (ON BEHALF OF YOURSELF OR THE BUSINESS YOU REPRESENT) AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT THAT APPLY FOR EACH COUNTRY FOR WHICH YOU REGISTER OR ELECT TO USE A SERVICE (IN EACH CASE, THE "ELECTED COUNTRY").
As used in this Agreement, "we," "us," and "AFFLINK" means AFFLINK, LLC, and "you" means the applicant (if registering for or using a Service as an individual), or the business employing the applicant (if registering for or using a Service as a business) and any other entity that directly or indirectly controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with that such business (an “Affiliate”).
To begin the enrollment process, you must complete the registration process for one or more of the Services. Use of the Services is limited to parties that can lawfully enter into and form contracts under applicable law (for example, the Elected Country may not allow minors to use the Services). As part of the application, you must provide us with your (or your business') legal name, address, phone number and e-mail address. We may at any time cease providing any or all of the Services at our sole discretion and without notice.
You are responsible for all of your expenses in connection with this Agreement. To use a Service, you must provide us with valid credit card information from a credit card or credit cards acceptable by AFFLINK ("Your Credit Card") as well as valid bank account information ("Your Bank Account") for a bank account or bank accounts acceptable by AFFLINK (conditions for acceptance may be modified or discontinued by us at any time without notice). You will use only a name you are authorized to use in connection with a Service and will update all of the information you provide to us in connection with the Services as necessary to ensure that it at all times remains accurate, complete, and valid. You authorize us (and will provide us documentation evidencing your authorization upon our request) to verify your information (including any updated information), to obtain credit reports about you from time to time, to obtain credit authorizations from the issuer of Your Credit Card, and to charge Your Credit Card or debit Your Bank Account for any sums payable by you to us (in reimbursement or otherwise). All payments to you will be remitted to Your Bank Account through a banking network or by other means specified by us.
If we determine that your actions or performance may result in returns, chargebacks, claims, disputes, violations of our terms or policies, or other risks to AFFLINK or third parties, then we may in our sole discretion withhold any payments to you for as long as we determine any related risks to AFFLINK or third parties persist. For any amounts that we determine you owe us, we may (a) charge Your Credit Card or any other payment instrument you provide to us; (b) offset any amounts that are payable by you to us (in reimbursement or otherwise) against any payments we may make to you or amounts we may owe you; (c) invoice you for amounts due to us, in which case you will pay the invoiced amounts upon receipt; (d) reverse any credits to Your Bank Account; or (e) collect payment or reimbursement from you by any other lawful means. If we determine that your account has been used to engage in deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, then we may in our sole discretion permanently withhold any payments to you. Except as provided otherwise, all amounts contemplated in this Agreement will be expressed and displayed in the local currency, and all payments contemplated by this Agreement will be made in the local currency.
In addition, we may require that you pay other amounts to secure the performance of your obligations under this Agreement or to mitigate the risk of returns, chargebacks, claims, disputes, violations of our terms or policies, or other risks to AFFLINK or third parties. These amounts may be refundable or nonrefundable in the manner we determine, and failure to comply with terms of this Agreement may result in their forfeiture.
As a security measure, we may, but are not required to, impose transaction limits on some or all customers and sellers relating to the value of any transaction or disbursement, the cumulative value of all transactions or disbursements during a period of time, or the number of transactions per day or other period of time. We will not be liable to you: (i) if we do not proceed with a transaction or disbursement that would exceed any limit established by us for a security reason, or (ii) if we permit a customer to withdraw from a transaction because an AFFLINK site or Service is unavailable following the commencement of a transaction.
The term of this Agreement will start on the date of your completed registration for or use of a Service, whichever occurs first, and continue until terminated by us or you as provided in this Agreement (the "Term"). We may terminate or suspend this Agreement or any Service for any reason at any time by notice to you. You may terminate this Agreement or any Service for any reason at any time by written notice to AFFLINK. Termination or suspension of a particular Service will not terminate or suspend any other Service unless explicitly provided. Upon termination, all rights and obligations of the parties under this Agreement will terminate except that Sections 6 7, 8, 10, 13, and 14, and 18 will survive termination.
You grant us a royalty-free, non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use, reproduce, perform, display, distribute, adapt, modify, re-format, create derivative works of, and otherwise commercially or non-commercially exploit in any manner, any and all of your logos, product descriptions, product images, and product likenesses (“Your Materials”); provided, however, that we will not alter any of your trademarks from the form provided by you (except to re-size trademarks to the extent necessary for presentation, so long as the relative proportions of such trademarks remain the same) and will comply with your removal requests as to specific uses of Your trademarks (provided you are unable to do so using standard functionality made available to you via the applicable AFFLINK site or Service); provided further, however, that nothing in this Agreement will prevent or impair our right to use Your Materials without your consent to the extent that such use is allowable without a license from you or your Affiliates under applicable law (e.g., fair use under United States copyright law, referential use under trademark law, or valid license from a third party).
You represent and warrant to us that: (a) if you are a business, you are duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the country in which your business is registered and that you are registering for the Service(s) within such country; (b) you have all requisite right, power, and authority to enter into this Agreement, perform your obligations, and grant the rights, licenses, and authorizations in this Agreement; (c) any information provided or made available by you or your Affiliates to AFFLINK or its Affiliates is at all times accurate and complete; and (d) you and all of your subcontractors, agents, and suppliers will comply with all applicable laws in your performance of your obligations and exercise of your rights under this Agreement.
You release us and agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless us, our Affiliates, and our and their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives, and agents against any claim, loss, damage, settlement, cost, expense, or other liability (including, without limitation, attorneys' fees) (each, a "Claim") arising from or related to: (a) your actual or alleged breach of any obligations in this Agreement; (b) any of your sales channels other than AFFLINK sites, your products (including their offer, sale, performance, and fulfillment), Your Materials, any actual or alleged infringement of any intellectual property rights by any of the foregoing, and any personal injury, death, or property damage related thereto; (c) your personnel (including any act or omission of your personnel or any Claim brought or directed by your personnel); or (d) your taxes. You will use counsel reasonably satisfactory to us to defend each indemnified Claim. If at any time we reasonably determine that any indemnified Claim might adversely affect us, we may take control of the defense at our expense. You may not consent to the entry of any judgment or enter into any settlement of a Claim without our prior written consent, which may not be unreasonably withheld.
7. Disclaimer & General Release.
a. THE ELEVATEMARKETPLACE SITES AND THE SERVICES, INCLUDING ALL CONTENT, SOFTWARE, FUNCTIONS, MATERIALS, AND INFORMATION MADE AVAILABLE ON OR PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICES, ARE PROVIDED "AS-IS." AS A USER OF THE SERVICES, YOU USE THE ELEVATEMARKETPLACE SITES AND THE SERVICES AT YOUR OWN RISK. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, WE AND OUR AFFILIATES DISCLAIM: (i) ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES REGARDING THIS AGREEMENT, THE SERVICES OR THE TRANSACTIONS CONTEMPLATED BY THIS AGREEMENT, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT; (ii) IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARISING OUT OF COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE, OR USAGE OF TRADE; AND (iii) ANY OBLIGATION, LIABILITY, RIGHT, CLAIM, OR REMEDY IN TORT, WHETHER OR NOT ARISING FROM OUR NEGLIGENCE. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE ELEVATEMARKETPLACE SITE AND THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR BE AVAILABLE, TIMELY, SECURE, UNINTERRUPTED, OR ERROR FREE, AND WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY SERVICE INTERRUPTIONS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO SYSTEM FAILURES OR OTHER INTERRUPTIONS THAT MAY AFFECT THE RECEIPT, PROCESSING, ACCEPTANCE, COMPLETION, OR SETTLEMENT OF ANY TRANSACTIONS.
b. BECAUSE AFFLINK IS NOT INVOLVED IN TRANSACTIONS BETWEEN CUSTOMERS AND SELLERS OR OTHER PARTICIPANT DEALINGS, IF A DISPUTE ARISES BETWEEN ONE OR MORE PARTICIPANTS, EACH PARTICIPANT RELEASES AFFLINK (AND ITS AGENTS AND EMPLOYEES) FROM CLAIMS, DEMANDS, AND DAMAGES (ACTUAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL) OF EVERY KIND AND NATURE, KNOWN AND UNKNOWN, SUSPECTED AND UNSUSPECTED, DISCLOSED AND UNDISCLOSED, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH SUCH DISPUTES.
8. Limitation of Liability.
WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, PRODUCT LIABILITY, OR OTHER THEORY), OR OTHERWISE) TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON FOR COST OF COVER, RECOVERY, OR RECOUPMENT OF ANY INVESTMENT MADE BY YOU OR YOUR AFFILIATES IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT, OR FOR ANY LOSS OF PROFIT, REVENUE, BUSINESS, OR DATA OR PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT, EVEN IF AFFLINK HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF THOSE COSTS OR DAMAGES. FURTHER, OUR AGGREGATE LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT OR THE TRANSACTIONS CONTEMPLATED WILL NOT EXCEED AT ANY TIME THE TOTAL AMOUNTS DURING THE PRIOR SIX MONTH PERIOD PAID BY YOU TO AFFLINK IN CONNECTION WITH THE PARTICULAR SERVICE GIVING RISE TO THE CLAIM.
9. Tax Matters.
As between the parties, you will be responsible for the collection, reporting, and payment of any and all of your taxes, except to the extent AFFLINK expressly agrees to receive taxes or other transaction-based charges in connection with tax calculation services made available by AFFLINK and used by you. All fees payable by you to AFFLINK under this Agreement are exclusive of any applicable taxes, and you will be responsible for paying AFFLINK any of your taxes imposed on such fees.
During the course of your use of the Services, you may receive information relating to us or to the Services that is not known to the general public ("Confidential Information"). You agree that: (a) all Confidential Information will remain AFFLINK's exclusive property; (b) you will use Confidential Information only as is reasonably necessary for your participation in the Services; (c) you will not otherwise disclose Confidential Information to any other person; and (d) you will take all reasonable measures to protect the Confidential Information against any use or disclosure that is not expressly permitted in this Agreement. You may not issue any press release or make any public statement related to the Services, or use our name, trademarks, or logo, in any way (including in promotional material) without our advance written permission, or misrepresent or embellish the relationship between us in any way.
11. Force Majeure.
We will not be liable for any delay or failure to perform any of our obligations under this Agreement by reasons, events or other matters beyond our reasonable control.
12. Relationship of Parties.
13. Use of AFFLINK Transaction Information.
You will not, and will cause your Affiliates not to, directly or indirectly: (a) disclose any part of the information made available through ElevateMarketplace.com (the “Transaction Information”), except that you may disclose that information solely as necessary for you to perform your obligations under this Agreement if you ensure that every recipient uses the information only for that purpose and complies with the restrictions applicable to you related to that information; (b) use any Transaction Information for any marketing or promotional purposes whatsoever, or otherwise in any way inconsistent with our or your privacy policies or applicable law; (c) contact a person that has ordered your product with the intent to collect any amounts in connection therewith or to influence that person to make an alternative transaction; (d) disparage us, our Affiliates, or any of their or our respective products or services or any customer; or (e) target communications of any kind on the basis of the intended recipient being an AFFLINK site user. In addition, you may only use tools and methods that we designate to communicate with AFFLINK site users regarding your transactions, including for the purpose of scheduling, communicating, or cancelling the fulfillment of Your Products. The terms of this Section 13 do not prevent you from using other information that you acquire without reference to Transaction Information for any purpose, even if that information is identical to the Transaction Information, provided that you do not target communications on the basis of the intended recipient being an AFFLINK site user.
14. Suggestions and Other Information.
If you or any of your Affiliates elects to provide or make available suggestions, comments, ideas, improvements, or other feedback or materials to us in connection with or related to any AFFLINK site or Service (including any related technology), we will be free to use, disclose, reproduce, modify, license, transfer and otherwise distribute, and exploit any of the foregoing information or materials in any manner. In order to cooperate with governmental requests, to protect our systems and customers, or to ensure the integrity and operation of our business and systems, we may access and disclose any information we consider necessary or appropriate, including but not limited to user contact details, IP addresses and traffic information, usage history, and posted content.
We may amend any of the terms and conditions contained in this Agreement at any time and at our sole discretion. Any changes will be effective upon the posting of such changes on ElevateMarketplace.com, and you are responsible for reviewing this location and informing yourself of all applicable changes or notices. All notice of changes to the General Terms will be posted for at least 30 days. You should refer regularly to ElevateMarketplace.com to review the current Agreement and to be sure that the items you offer can be offered via the applicable Service. YOUR CONTINUED USE OF A SERVICE AFTER AFFLINK'S POSTING OF ANY CHANGES WILL CONSTITUTE YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF SUCH CHANGES OR MODIFICATIONS.
16. Password Security.
Any password we provide to you may be used only during the Term to access ElevateMarketplace.com to use the Services, electronically accept your transactions, and review your completed transactions. You are solely responsible for maintaining the security of your password. You may not disclose your password to any third party (other than third parties authorized by you to use your account in accordance with this Agreement) and are solely responsible for any use of or action taken under your password. If your password is compromised, you must immediately change your password.
The laws of the State of Delaware govern this Agreement, without reference to rules governing choice of laws or the Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. AFFLINK and you each waive any right to a jury trial.
You may not assign this Agreement, by operation of law or otherwise, without our prior written consent. Subject to that restriction, this Agreement will be binding on, inure to, and be enforceable against the parties and their respective successors and assigns. We may perform any of our obligations or exercise any of our rights under this Agreement through one or more of our Affiliates. Our failure to enforce your strict performance of any provision of this Agreement will not constitute a waiver of our right to enforce such provision or any other provision of this Agreement subsequently.
We have the right in our sole discretion to determine the content, appearance, design, functionality, and all other aspects of the Services, including by redesigning, modifying, removing, or restricting access to any of them.
Because AFFLINK is not your agent or the customer’s agent for any purpose, AFFLINK will not act as either party's agent in connection with resolving any disputes between participants related to or arising out of any transaction.
We will send all notices and other communications regarding this Agreement to you at the e-mail addresses you designated for notifications and updates in your program application, or by any other means then specified by AFFLINK. We may also communicate with you electronically and in other media, and you consent to such communications regardless of any "E-mail Preferences" (or similar preferences or requests) you may have indicated on the applicable AFFLINK site or by any other means. You may change your e-mail addresses and certain other information in ElevateMarketplace.com. You will ensure that all of your information is up to date and accurate at all times. You must send all notices and other communications relating to AFFLINK to [insert where notices should go].
If any provision of this Agreement is deemed unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision will be deemed severable from these terms and conditions and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. If the Elected Country is Canada, then it is the express wish of the parties that this Agreement and the applicable Service Terms and Program Policies have been drafted in English. (The following is a French translation of the preceding sentence: Si le pays de service est le Canada, les parties conviennent que la présente autorisation et tous les termes et conditions applicables s'y rattachant soient rédigés en anglais.) If the Elected Country is any country other than Japan, we may make available translations to this Agreement, but the English version will control. This Agreement represents the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the Services and related subject matter and supersedes any previous or contemporaneous oral or written agreements and understandings.