The following is the Membership Agreement between GATEWAY BENEFIT SUITE (“We and Us”) and the person who has enrolled in the GATEWAY BENEFIT SUITE programs (“You”). UPON ENROLLMENT, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS OF MEMBERSHIP. YOU SHOULD READ THIS MEMBERSHIP AGREEMENT CAREFULLY. If you have any questions regarding your Membership, You may contact our customer service center 24 hours a day at the toll-free number listed on your Membership Card.
IMPORTANT: Your membership will be activated within 72 hours of registration. Once activated, you will be able to log into the membership program website (“Program Website”) or call in for service. You will not be able to enter the Program Website until your membership is activated.
As a Member, You are entitled to access membership Benefits on various products and services offered by participating vendors through the GATEWAY BENEFIT SUITE Website and the customer service center (“Benefits”), as described in your Membership Guide or on the Program Website. Some Benefits may not be available in your area. Additionally, the discounts available through the program may not be used in conjunction with any other discount program. PLEASE SEE YOUR MEMBERSHIP MATERIALS AND THE PROGRAM WEBSITE FOR IMPORTANT PROGRAM DETAILS AND LIMITATIONS. All listed or quoted prices are current prices only and are subject to change without notice. We reserve the right to suspend or end the program or certain aspects thereof, without prior notice, in our sole discretion. We also reserve the right to suspend or end certain aspects of the program in certain geographic areas, without prior notice, in our sole discretion.
MEMBERSHIP TERMS AND CANCELLATION POLICY
Monthly Membership Program - Your monthly Membership is effective upon your enrollment in the program and shall continue on a month-to-month basis until cancelled as described below. You may cancel your Membership at any time by simply logging into www.gatewaybenefitsuite.com with your email and password. Go to your “Profile Page” and click the “Cancel” button. Your memberships will expire within the month you cancel and your credit card will not be charged for the following month. Unless you cancel with the procedure provided herein, your Membership will continue automatically and You will be billed the then-current membership fee by your provider which will appear on your credit card statement.
PAYMENT OF MEMBERSHIP FEE
The payment of your membership fee is made automatically by a charge to the payment source authorized by You (the “Payment Source”) in accordance with the payment terms to which You agreed. In the event that the program offer to which you agreed includes a trial period, You may cancel your membership at any time during the trial period and the charge be refunded to your Payment Source. We reserve the right to terminate your monthly Membership at any time without notification, including in the event that We are unable to bill the membership fee to your specified Payment Source.
PROMOTIONAL MEMBERSHIP FEE
From time to time, in our sole discretion, We may provide a reduced membership fee, for a promotional period, to first-time or other selected customers. If You are provided with such a promotional reduction in your membership fee (“Promotional Membership Fee”), your Payment Source will be charged the Promotional Membership Fee for the promotional period. You agree that any such reduced price is only valid for the promotional period established by Us, and that the regular applicable periodic membership fee will be charged to your Payment Source following the end of the promotional period if you wish to continue enrollment the following year. Terms of the Promotional Membership Fee, including the duration and amount of the Promotional Membership Fee, may vary from time to time.
USE OF MEMBERSHIP
Your Membership is non-assignable and non-transferable. You agree that only You and your immediate family members, if covered by the Program, may use the Membership. The term “Immediate Family” shall be defined as You, your spouse, and your children, to the extent each is living in your home with a legal address that is the same as yours. Benefits are not to be resold. You are responsible for all use of your Membership and will promptly notify Us if You become aware of any unauthorized use of your Membership, your membership card or membership number, or if your membership card is lost or stolen.
DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
You agree that We and our subsidiaries, affiliates, partners and providers are not responsible or liable for any Benefits provided by participating vendors and, if You have any claims relating to such Benefits, You will make your claim against the vendors providing the Benefits. WE MAKE NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WITH RESPECT TO ANY OF THE BENEFITS OR RELATED INFORMATION PROVIDED TO YOU. We do not guarantee, nor are responsible for, the quality of products or services provided by any independent vendors.
We reserve the right to eliminate, add, change and substitute Benefits and participating vendors without notice to You in our sole discretion. We assume no responsibility for the payment of or contribution to any use or sales tax on the Benefits which may be imposed by taxing authorities, and such taxes, to the extent imposed, shall remain your sole responsibility or that of the provider of the Benefits, as the case may be.
IN NO EVENT SHALL WE OR ANY OF OUR AFFILIATES, PARTNERS AND PROVIDERS OR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR AGGRAVATED DAMAGES OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROGRAM, PROGRAM WEBSITE, MEMBERSHIP GUIDE, ANY MATERIALS, INFORMATION, QUALIFICATION AND RECOMMENDATIONS APPEARING ON ANY PROGRAM WEBSITE, ANY SOFTWARE, TOOLS, TIPS, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES OFFERED THROUGH, CONTAINED IN OR ADVERTISED ON ANY PROGRAM WEBSITE, AND/OR ANY LINK PROVIDED ON ANY PROGRAM WEBSITE, WHETHER OR NOT WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THIS EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. THIS PROVISION SHALL SURVIVE THE TERMINATION OF YOUR MEMBERSHIP.
CHANGES TO TERMS AND CONDITIONS
We may, at any time, and at our sole discretion, modify this Membership Agreement by posting the modified Membership Agreement on the Program Website. You agree to review this Membership Agreement periodically on the Program Website. If You do not agree to any modification of this Membership Agreement, You must immediately cancel your membership. Continuing your membership following any such modifications will constitute your acceptance of the modified Membership Agreement.
TERMINATION OF MEMBERSHIP
WE WILL TERMINATE YOUR MEMBERSHIP IF IT IS NOT USED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS MEMBERSHIP AGREEMENT OR YOU HAVE NOT PROPERLY ENROLLED IN THE PROGRAM. IN SUCH A CASE, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO: (1) NOT REFUND MEMBERSHIP FEES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY ENROLLMENT OR PROCESSING FEES, SHIPPING AND HANDLING CHARGES AND OTHER FEES, IN EACH CASE TO THE EXTENT APPLICABLE) PAID BY YOU AND/OR (2) NOT FULFILL ANY PENDING ORDERS FOR BENEFITS PURCHASED PRIOR TO CANCELLATION OF THE MEMBERSHIP. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO TERMINATE YOUR MEMBERSHIP AT ANY TIME FOR ANY OTHER REASON. A MEMBER IS PROHIBITED FROM RE-ENROLLING IN THE PROGRAM FOR TWELVE (12) MONTHS FOLLOWING CANCELLATION.
This Agreement contains all of the terms and conditions of Membership and no representations, inducements, promises or agreements concerning the Membership not included in this agreement shall be effective or enforceable. If any of the terms of this Agreement shall become invalid or unenforceable, the remaining terms shall remain in full force and effect.
THIS MEMBERSHIP AGREEMENT AND THE TERMS OF MEMBERSHIP SHALL BE GOVERNED AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, WITHOUT GIVING EFFECT TO THE CHOICE OF LAW PROVISIONS THEREOF.
PLEASE READ THIS PROVISION CAREFULLY. IT PROVIDES THAT ANY DISPUTE MAY BE RESOLVED BY BINDING ARBITRATION. ARBITRATION REPLACES THE RIGHT TO GO TO COURT, INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO BRING OR PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION OR SIMILAR PROCEEDING. IN ARBITRATION, A DISPUTE IS RESOLVED BY AN ARBITRATOR INSTEAD OF A JUDGE OR JURY. THE ARBITRATOR’S DECISION WILL GENERALLY BE FINAL AND BINDING. ARBITRATION PROCEDURES ARE SIMPLER AND MORE LIMITED THAN COURT PROCEDURES.
Any claim, dispute or controversy between You and Us (or made by or against anyone connected with You or Us, or claiming through You or Us) arising from or relating to your membership (“Claim”), including Claims regarding applicability or validity of this arbitration provision, shall be resolved by binding arbitration in accordance with the rules of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) (except for any AAA rules providing for class claims or class arbitration) then in effect, subject to this Membership Agreement.
Any Claim regarding the validity or enforceability of this arbitration provision shall be governed by the laws of the State of Florida, without giving effect to the choice of law provisions thereof. This arbitration provision is made pursuant to a transaction involving interstate commerce and, in all other respects, including the determination of any questions about whether Claims are within the scope of this arbitration provision and therefore subject to arbitration shall be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. §1-16 (“FAA”), and shall be resolved by interpreting the arbitration provision in the broadest way the law will allow it to be construed.
All Claims are subject to arbitration, no matter what theory they are based on or what remedy they seek. This includes Claims based on contract, tort (including intentional tort), fraud, agency, negligence, statutory or regulatory provisions, or any other source of law. Claims made and remedies sought as part of a class action, private attorney general or other representative action are subject to arbitration on an individual (non-class, non-representative) basis. As an exception to arbitration, You and We retain the right to pursue in a small claims court located in the federal judicial district that includes your billing address at the time of the Claim, any Claim that is within the court’s jurisdiction and proceeds on an individual basis.
The arbitration shall be conducted before a single arbitrator, applying to the Claims the substantive laws of the State of Florida without giving effect to the choice of law provisions thereof. The arbitrator’s authority is limited solely to the Claims between You and Us alone. The arbitration will not be consolidated with any other arbitration proceeding. You and We do not agree to any arbitration on a class action or representative basis, and the arbitrator shall not be authorized to treat any Claim on a class action or representative basis.
If You prevail in the arbitration of any Claim against Us, We will reimburse You for any fees that You paid to the AAA in connection with the arbitration. Any decision rendered will be final and binding on the parties, and judgment may be entered in a court of competent jurisdiction. Arbitration rules and forms may be obtained from the AAA at http://www.adr.org/. Claims shall be filed in any AAA office. However, any participatory hearing that You attend shall take place in Hillsborough County, Florida, unless You chose to have the hearing take place in the federal judicial district that includes your billing address at the time the arbitration Claim is filed.
This arbitration provision applies to all Claims now in existence or that may arise in the future. The arbitration provision shall survive termination of your membership as well as voluntary payment of the debt in full by You or any bankruptcy by You.
IF YOU DO NOT CHOOSE TO ACCEPT THIS BINDING ARBITRATION PROVISION, YOU MUST NOTIFY US IN WRITING BY REGISTERED MAIL AT ARBITRATION OPT-OUT, ELITE MARKETING, INC 6339 MEMORIAL HIGHWAY, TAMPA, FL 33615. WITHIN TWENTY (20) DAYS AFTER RECEIPT OF THIS MEMBERSHIP AGREEMENT. IF YOU SO NOTIFY US BY THAT TIME THAT YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THE BINDING ARBITRATION PROVISION, YOU MAY CONTINUE TO BE A MEMBER FOR THE CURRENT MEMBERSHIP TERM UNLESS THE MEMBERSHIP IS OTHERWISE TERMINATED HEREUNDER. HOWEVER, IN THE EVENT YOUR MEMBERSHIP IS CONTINUED, WE SHALL HAVE THE RIGHT NOT TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP AT THE END OF THE TWELFTH MONTH ANNIVERSARY DATE.
This program is only available to residents of the contiguous United States (excluding any such states as We may designate from time to time in your Membership Guide and/or the Program Website). Orders to U.S. military post offices cannot be fulfilled.
CONSENT TO ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS
You consent to receive communications from Us about your membership electronically, either by e-mail or by notices posted on the Program Website, as determined by Us in our sole discretion. You agree that any requirement that a notice, disclosure, agreement, or other communication be sent to You by Us in writing is satisfied by such electronic communication. You agree that We may send You e-mails which include notices about your membership as well as information pertaining to the program and services, such as featured products/services or new offerings. You agree that this information is part of your membership with Us.
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