The applicant for Membership (Applicant) in the Independent Distributor Alliance (IDA) acknowledges and agrees to abide by all of the terms and conditions for Membership as contained in this Application and Agreement to the Terms and Conditions for Membership in the IDA. These terms and conditions for Membership in the IDA may be amended or modified by the IDA from time to time at the sole discretion of the IDA. Applicant agrees that participation in the IDA and receipt of benefits of Membership in the IDA may be immediately terminated by the IDA, as a result of any violation of the IDA Terms and Conditions.
The following is a list of the IDA Member Terms and Conditions:
1. Member Qualifications
The member shall be an individual business owner, professional, or employee, based in the United States, representing any industry or function in which ethics, compliance, and best practices are important considerations in doing business.
2. Member Benefits
Subject to payment of member dues, the Member shall be entitled to all benefits as defined by this Agreement and as outlined on the IDA web site. These benefits include the ability to participate in the IDA online community, ability to utilize our route Listings and to list your route should you wish to sell, rights to use the IDA Member logo, access to purchasing discounts, and other benefits of membership as specified on the IDA web site.
3. Prohibition Against Commercial Solicitation
Members may not engage in commercial solicitation or distribute mass communication of any kind to other Members. IDA reserves the right to suspend or cancel Membership related to violations of this policy.
4. IDA Use of Member or Business Name
Applicant agrees to grant IDA the right to include the Member’s name, or the name of the Member’s business in any lists published by the Association or in other public communication vehicles, including web sites, advertising, and collateral materials.
5. Member Dues
Applicant agrees to pay Membership dues as established and revised from time to time by IDA Management. Management reserves the right to establish reasonable fees or charges for additional services provided to its Members.
6. Termination of Membership
The Member, at the conclusion of their Membership period, may terminate their Membership by contacting IDA directly, or by electing not to pay IDA’s renewal invoice whether mailed to the Member or submitted electronically.
7. Membership General Conditions
7.1 Applicant acknowledges and agrees that the IDA reserves the right to refuse Membership to anyone. This means that Membership in the IDA may be denied or revoked for any reason that the IDA determines in its sole discretion to be good cause. In the event that Applicant’s IDA Membership is revoked, Applicant understands and agrees that they will discontinue all use of the IDA name, logo, and copyrighted or trademarked material. Applicant understands and agrees that if their Membership in the IDA is terminated by Applicant or revoked by the IDA within thirty (30) days of application for membership, Applicant will receive a full refund of any Membership dues.
7.2 Applicant acknowledges and agrees that the IDA shall not be liable for any financial losses caused to Applicant, which could include any unused IDA products or services, as a result of Applicant being disqualified for IDA Membership due to a violation by Applicant of the IDA Terms and Conditions, or for any reason that the IDA determines in its sole discretion to be good cause.
7.3 Applicant acknowledges and agrees to receive communications from IDA, including, but not limited to, its electronic newsletter, that provide compliance and best-practice information. This information is designed to enhance member decision-making about marketing, sales, and servicing of routes, ultimately helping to enhance business reputation. IDA communications also include guidance on making optimal use of its products and services.
7.4 Applicant acknowledges and agrees to allow IDA to receive and process consumer complaints about him or her. Furthermore, applicant acknowledges and agrees that IDA reserves the right to revoke membership in the event it receives serious and repeated complaints about a member.
8. Conditions for Use for Nationalida.com Membership Community
8.1 This End User Agreement constitutes the agreement between Independent Distributor Alliance (IDA) and Applicant as a user who accesses or establishes a connection to the IDA web site (IDA Services). By using or accessing IDA Services, Applicant agrees to the following conditions: (i) Applicant will not send or otherwise post unauthorized commercial communications (such as spam). (ii) Applicant will not collect users’ content or information, or otherwise access IDA Services using automated means (such as harvesting bots, robots, spiders, or scrapers) without IDA’s express written permission. (iii) Applicant will not bully, intimidate, harass, threaten, or terrorize any user, or otherwise post content that is hateful, threatening, pornographic, sensitive, or confidential. (iv) Applicant will not use IDA Services to do anything unlawful, misleading, malicious, or discriminatory. (v) Applicant will not post content or take any action on IDA Services that infringes on or violates on the rights of anyone, or otherwise violates the law. (vi) Applicant will not provide any false personal information on IDA Services, or create a Member Profile for anyone else other than Applicant without permission. (vii) Applicant will keep their contact information accurate and current.
8.3 IDA reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change any or all of the provisions of this Agreement at any time. IDA will notify users of any changes by posting them on IDA Services and through email. Any changes to this Agreement will be effective immediately upon notice to Member. Applicant’s use of IDA Services after notice of changes to this Agreement have been made will be deemed their acceptance of the changes.
8.4 IDA reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change, limit, or discontinue any aspect, content, or feature of IDA Services, as well as any aspect pertaining to the use of IDA Services. IDA reserves the right to remove any content or information posted by its Members if IDA believes that it violates this Agreement, or for any reason that IDA determines to be good cause. IDA further reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to restrict the use of IDA Services as well as suspend or revoke Applicant’s rights to use IDA Services based
on IDA’s belief that Applicant’s use of IDA Services violates that permitted by this Agreement or applicable law.
8.5 If Applicant does not agree to the provisions of this agreement or are not satisfied with IDA Services, Applicant’s sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue use of IDA Services.
9. Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability
9.1 Applicant expressly agrees that use of IDA Services is at their sole risk. Neither IDA, nor any of its affiliates, employees, agents, distributors, or third party content providers warrant that IDA Services will be uninterrupted or error free or that they will be free of viruses or other harmful components. Nor do they make any warranty as to the results that may be obtained from the use of IDA Services, or as to the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or contents of any information or material found on IDA Services, or provided through IDA Services, or any links to other sites made available on IDA Services.
9.2 IDA SERVICES, ALL CONTENT, MATERIAL AND INFORMATION FOUND ON THE IDA SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND IDA DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.
9.3 Applicant expressly agrees that under no circumstances, including, but not limited to negligence, shall IDA (or any of affiliates, employees, agents, distributors or third party content providers) be liable for any indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, any content, information and material on the IDA Services, or the IDA Services itself. IDA’s liability, and the liability of its affiliates, or any of its or their officers, directors, employees, agents, contractors or suppliers, to Applicant or any third parties in any circumstance is limited to the fees paid by Applicant to IDA, if any, during the twelve (12) month period preceding a claim.
These limitations apply regardless of whether the party liable or allegedly liable was advised, had other reason to know, or in fact knew of the possibility of such damages. Applicant specifically acknowledges and agrees that IDA (and any of its affiliates, employees, agents, distributors and third party content providers) is not liable for any defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of any user, including Applicant.
Certain state laws do not allow limitations on implied warranties or the exclusion or limitation of certain damages or liabilities. If these laws apply to you, some or all of the above disclaimers, exclusions, or limitations may not apply to you, and you might have additional rights.
9.4 Applicant understands and agrees that the opinions expressed in member content are those of the author and do not necessarily state or reflect the views of the IDA. IDA makes no representations as to the accuracy, completeness or validity of member content.
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Applicant will defend, indemnify and hold harmless IDA (and any of its affiliates, employees, agents, distributors or third party content providers) from and against all claims, liability, and expenses, including attorneys’ fees and legal fees and costs, arising out of Applicant’s use of IDA Services or Applicant’s breach of any provision of this Agreement. IDA reserves the right, in its sole discretion and at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by Applicant. Applicant will cooperate as fully as reasonably required in the defense of any claim.
11. Notices Between Us
Applicant agrees to contact IDA by sending electronic mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or any other address that IDA may provide for the purpose of correspondence. IDA will contact Applicant by sending electronic mail to the address Applicant provides to us, or by posting a notice on IDA Services.
IDA may terminate this Agreement and Applicant’s use of IDA Services, or discontinue IDA Services, at any time. IDA shall have the right immediately upon notice to Applicant to terminate Applicant’s use of the IDA Services in the event of any conduct by Applicant which IDA, in its sole discretion, considers to be unacceptable, or in the event of any breach by Applicant of this Agreement or violation of applicable law.
13. Law Governing Performance and Disputes
This Agreement, Applicant’s performance under it, and any disputes arising under it shall be governed exclusively by the laws of the United States of America and the State of New Jersey, without giving effect to their conflict of laws principles. Applicant expressly consents to the exclusive forum, jurisdiction, and venue of the Courts of the State of New Jersey in any and all actions, disputes, or controversies relating to this Agreement.
This Agreement and any rules posted on IDA Services by IDA constitute the complete and exclusive and final expression of the agreement of the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof. No waiver by either IDA or Applicant of any breach or default under this Agreement shall be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default. This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of IDA and its successors, trustees, and permitted assigns. IDA may assign this Agreement or any of its rights or obligations under this Agreement, with or without notice to Applicant. Any such assignment by IDA does not relieve Applicant of their obligations under this Agreement.
15. Application and Payment Authorization
By proceeding with the enrollment process, applicant agrees to the following:
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