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Automated Member Services, Inc., doing business as Go Buy Local provides a buy local-give local marketing services to consumers in which we operate on behalf of our small business and manufacturer partners. These marketing services include but are not limited to online ads, online deals, birthday club, fundraising service, e-campaigns, social media, and community-based and cause marketing. These marketing services provide consumers with discounts, deals, incentives, or other promotions. These marketing services provide our school and cause partners with fundraising tools to build new funds for their mission and education. Go Buy Local operates under appropriate ethical and confidentiality standards, which are detailed below. To view our Privacy Policy, please go here.


When you use Go Buy Local marketing services, you agree to do so under the following terms and conditions. If you do not agree with these terms and conditions, you should not use the services. We may modify these terms and conditions from time to time without notice, so you should review them periodically.


This document was last updated on March 23, 2012.


USE

Our web site is provided solely for the personal, noncommercial use of the service participants. You may download, print, and/or store selected portions of the site for your own personal and noncommercial use; however, no right, title, or interest in any downloaded materials is transferred to you as a result of such downloading. Deals and coupon offers are provided to enrolled participants or directly to visitors to our site, and may not be otherwise duplicated or distributed, physically or electronically.


PRIVACY

At Go buy Local we understand you are concerned about collection and use of your personal information. We will only use the data you provide as described in our privacy policy. Please review our Privacy Policy to learn about our commitment to respecting and protecting your privacy and personal data.


KIDS

Go Buy Local does not directly contact, target or collect personal data from children. All information for a child must be provided by a parent or adult sponsor, and we will only collect the information a parent or adult sponsor chooses to provide. Such information will, of course, be subject to the data sharing provisions described in our Privacy Policy. When signing up a child under the age of 13, you certify that you are the sponsoring adult of such child.


DEAL AND COUPON OFFER CONDITIONS

The terms and conditions under which various deal and coupon offers on our site are directed by each manufacturer or small business partner and are generally printed on the offer. The following terms are in force unless otherwise indicated in the terms provided by the manufacturer or small business.


Offers are redeemable in-store or online where available. They are valid only at participating locations. You must present website offer, mobile offer or email print out of offer at time of purchase in-store or enter online promotional code to redeem the offer. Some small business partners may not accept offers on mobile devices. No change will be given when offer is redeemed. They are not redeemable for cash. Consumer is responsible for applicable taxes on purchase with offer. Limit one offer per consumer. Limit one print offer per cardholder. Offers cannot be combined with any other offer or discount. Some offers may be limited or only available while supplies last. Not valid if copied, sold, auctioned, exchanged for payment, or where prohibited by law. Offers do not apply to prior purchases or gift card purchases. Unless otherwise specified in terms of the offer. Validated offer expires upon online presentation or printed valid until date.


FUNDRAISING SERVICE

Go Buy Local fundraising service allows approved schools and causes to raise funds by keeping 100% of card sales. Each card sold unlocks access to deals of 25% OFF or more. Cardholders create their account with email and password and activate their card number at gobuylocal.com. We do not use this information for any other purpose unless cardholder opts into marketing promotions from Go Buy Local. Go Buy Local reserves the right to discontinue or alter the terms of this service at any time.


Cardholders have access to offers for 22 weeks upon commencement of the fundraising service Go Buy Local fundraising cards are pre-assigned to a single fundraiser. Only one community may be assigned per card. Cardholders may have multiple cards per account and thereby can unlock access to offers in more than one community. Cards are valid for 22 weeks or throughout the duration of our fundraising service. To redeem fundraising offers of 25% OFF or more, simply present the offer at time of purchase in-store and refer to the DEAL AND COUPON OFFER CONDITIONS.


COPYRIGHT AND PATENT NOTICES

The entire content of our services are copyrighted as a collective work under US copyright laws, and Go Buy Local owns a copyright on the selection, coordination, and arrangement of the material on the site.


All of the content you see within the service including, but not limited to, text, images, illustrations, graphics, and audio or video clips, are subject to trademark, service mark, trade dress, copyright, patent, and/or other intellectual property rights held by Go Buy Local or by associated manufacturers or small business partners.


Nothing contained on the web site should be construed as granting by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any trademark or other content, data or materials without the written permission of the property owner. You may not modify, remove, delete, augment, add to, publish, transmit, or participate in the transfer or sale of derivative works from or based on any of the site's services content in whole or in part.


All rights reserved, patents pending and awarded.


DISCLAIMERS

THIS SERVICE IS PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.


GO BUY LOCAL DOES NOT WARRANT THAT ANY ASPECT OF THE SERVICE WILL BE ERROR-FREE, NOR THAT THE DATA WILL BE ACCURATE OR COMPLETE.


WHEN YOU USE THE SERVICE, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU ARE USING IT AT YOUR OWN RISK. GO BUY LOCAL DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE WEB SITE, OR THE SERVERS AND NETWORK COMPONENTS THAT MAKE IT AVAILABLE, ARE FREE FROM VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. WE WILL TAKE REASONABLE AND CUSTOMARY STEPS AND PRECAUTIONS TO REDUCE THE IMPACT OF THESE PROBLEMS, BUT WE CANNOT GUARANTEE THESE STEPS WILL BE SUCCESSFUL.


GO BUY LOCAL DOES NOT MAKE ANY REPRESENTATION ABOUT THE QUALITY OR FITNESS OF ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE USE OF THIS SERVICE.


LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

GO BUY LOCAL WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR LOSSES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO YOUR USE OF THE SITE. THIS IS A COMPREHENSIVE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY THAT APPLIES TO ALL LOSSES AND DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (WHETHER GENERAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF DATA, INCOME OR PROFITS), WHETHER IN CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, EVEN IF AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF ANY GO BUY LOCAL MANUFACTURER, SMALL BUSINESS, SCHOOL OR CAUSE PARTNER HAS BEEN ADVISED OF OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.


Social Gifting Program 501(c)(3) Applicants


EFFECTIVE DATES OF GO BUY LOCAL'S SOCIAL GIFTING PROGRAM

Go Buy Local’s Social Gifting Program herein referred to as the Program will commence and become effective the date the application is processed and accepted by Go Buy Local, and will automatically renew on an annual basis on your activation date (the “Term”) unless otherwise terminated by you or Go Buy Local in its discretion.


PROGRAM TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Subject to the terms and conditions hereof, Program will pass through and pay out Donations Earned (as defined below) from their Participating Clients (as defined below) to Eligible Organizations (as defined below) earned through purchases made by Eligible Participants (as defined below):


DONATIONS EARNED: A donation will be earned by your organization when an Eligible Participant singularly selects a coupon, designates your Organization as the one to whom the donation will be earned, prints the coupon or presents it on a mobile device and then redeems the coupon according to the terms of the offer at the Participating Client business and Go Buy Local has received the amount so designated for the donation.


PARTICIPATING CLIENTS: Participating Clients are defined as any business which is (or was at the time of the Donations Earned) utilizing the Program and has agreed to advertise and pay out a donation with their ‘offer’.


ELIGIBLE ORGANIZATIONS: Eligible Organizations are affiliated with and approved by the local schools, religious institutions, or Youth Sports program, are qualified 501(C)(3) non-profit organizations located within the United States, have submitted a completed enrollment application form, have agreed to all Terms and Conditions, and received the acceptance and activation confirmation from Go Buy Local.


ELIGIBLE PARTICIPANTS: Eligible Participants shall be any person, who has identified themselves as 18 years of age or older, has identified themselves or been identified as a members, family and friend of the Eligible Organization through a registration process of creating an account on the Go Buy Local website. These are only members, family and friends of Eligible Organizations.


OTHER PROGRAM CONDITIONS:

  1. Eligible Organizations and Eligible Participants shall be solely responsible for the accuracy of identifying themselves and their intended Eligible Organization. Eligible Organizations shall agree to indemnify and hold Go Buy Local harmless in connection with the identification and qualifying information provided by them and any person or organization who is participating to earn donations for such Eligible Organization.
  2. Solicitation to the general public is prohibited and is grounds for exclusion from the Program. Only members, family and friends are eligible to participate in the Program.
  3. Eligible Organizations are prohibited from soliciting in front of or inside any Participating Clients establishment, unless they have been provided written approval by such Client.
  4. This is a stand-alone program and any attempt by an Eligible Organization or Eligible Participant to combine this with any other offer or program of the Participating Clients could result in exclusion from the Program.
  5. All proceeds derived from the Program must be used for charitable purposes within the community served by the Eligible Organization and cannot be used for political purposes. Go Buy Local has the discretion and right to terminate any Organization from the Program at any time if it’s determined that any of the proceeds are used for political purposes. No person is required to make payment of any kind in order to be allowed to register and participate in the Program.
  6. It is the sole responsibility of the Eligible Participant to confirm the designation of the correct Eligible Organization.
  7. Go Buy Local reserves the right to remove any Eligible Organization at any time for any reason.


PAYMENT CONDITIONS:

  1. Donations Earned are shown on each registered Eligible Participants profile. Other donations may be earned anonymously by singularly selecting a coupon and Eligible Organization and then either printing or presenting on a mobile device when fulfilling offer purchase requirements.
  2. If an Eligible Participant chooses an organization that has not registered with Go Buy Local, the organization will be contacted and asked to complete the enrollment process. If the organization does not submit an enrollment Application within 3 months, the donation will be forwarded to the local United Way or other organization selected by Go Buy Local in its sole discretion. Likewise, if the designated organization does not fit the nonprofit criteria as described in the Enrollment Application, then any accumulated donations will be added to the local United Way account or other organization selected by Go Buy Local in its sole discretion and the organization’s name will be removed from the list of Eligible Organizations.
  3. A cumulative total of Donations Earned by an Eligible Organization is shown on each Eligible Organization’s profile.
  4. Donations are posted with coupon identification data on individual Participating Client website promptly as they occur.
  5. Participating Clients can deny payment for any coupon that they believe was not used in a legitimate transaction through the purchase related to their offer.
  6. To keep the process transparent, Participating Clients are aware that customers will see the debit from their profile.
  7. Funds are due from Participating Clients five days after the end of the month, thereby providing Participating Clients with sufficient time for their review and validation of all purchases that earned a donation. When accumulated funds for an individual Eligible Organization reaches $50 or more, the Earned Donation will be distributed to the Eligible Organization within 45 days of receipt of the Donation from the Participating Client, unless such Participating Organization is unavailable due to summer recess, etc.. When this occurs, it is distributed at the sole discretion of Go Buy Local.
  8. Donations will be paid and mailed/presented only to the Eligible Organization consistent with the account information identified on the Program Enrollment Application.
  9. At the time of the Earned Donation’s distribution, Go Buy Local and the Eligible Organization and its affiliates to publicize the event.
  10. Semi-annually, all undistributed funds will be sent out to the individual Eligible Organization.
  11. Total donations are tracked and reported on the individual Eligible Organization’s profile.
  12. All notices to the Eligible Organization shall be provided in writing to the authorized submitter as indicated in the organization’s Application and to Go Buy Local at 15 South Fifth Street, Suite 1060 Minneapolis, MN 55402 Attention : President


Go Buy Local reserves the right to evaluate the Program during the Term and to unilaterally modify the Program at any time and without advanced notice to the Eligible Organization. When possible, the Eligible Organization will be given ten (10) days advance notice of any changes to the Program. The Eligible Organization may elect to terminate its participation in the Program at any time at any time and Go Buy Local will attempt to remove reference to Eligible Organization from the donation list within the following 30 days. The Program is void where prohibited or restricted by law.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact us.

Contact Us

Email
+1 877 404 6536
Go Buy Local
15 South 5th Street
Suite 1060
Minneapolis, MN 55402