These Terms and Conditions (“Terms and Conditions”) constitute a legal agreement by and between Your Company (hereafter “You”, “Your” or “Your Company”) and the Bridal Association of America and its subsidiaries (hereafter “BAOA”, “We”, “Us” or “The Association”).
Becoming a Member.: Please read these Terms and Conditions. If you agree join us. If you don’t agree then Don’t Join Us.
I. MEMBERSHIP PROGRAMS. There are Three Membership Programs (individually referred to by their title, or collectively referred to as the “Membership Programs”)
Deluxe National Membership
II. REQUIREMENTS FOR MEMBERSHIP. Complete and Submit Application to BAOA:
Membership Application: By submitting the application, You certify to BAOA that the information contained in it is accurate and that You have the authority to bind Your Company to these Terms and Conditions. BAOA will respond to membership applicants ASAP. After notification of membership acceptance, You can use the benefits and services of the Membership Program of which You are a member.
Communication: You must have and maintain a valid e-mail address, phone & postal address to enable Your Company to communicate with BAOA. A condition of membership in any Membership Program is that You receive from BAOA program surveys, email, newsletters and other communications related to the Membership Programs.
BAOA will accept membership payments by credit card (Visa, Master Card, Discover, American Express) Check, Pay Pal or if by Cash in our office located at 1901 Chester Ave 2nd Floor Bakersfield, Ca 93301-4477. All membership payments must be made Net 15 after that time a late fee of $10.00 will apply to all outstanding balances.
Membership is perpetual unless revoked or terminated. All BAOA membership are monthly memberships and will renew automatically. If in the event you change your membership from pay monthly to pay yearly your anniversary date will change to the month of payment. A written cancellation must be submitted no less then 30 days in advance of your anniversary month per our cancellation policy
Update Information: At least once per year, you must verify and update Your business information (including, but not limited to, business name, primary and secondary contact, job title, email address, business address (physical and mailing), postal code, telephone and fax number) that Your Company has on file with BAOA
III. PROGRAM BENEFITS AND SERVICES. From time to time, BAOA may offer benefits or services to members of the Membership Programs. Benefits or services may be governed by separate guidelines, rules or other terms and conditions that will be provided with that offer. The guidelines, rules or terms and conditions for a particular benefit or service shall govern that particular benefit or service.
Domain Name: With paid membership in BAOA you will be entitled to use of a domain name of your choosing (if available). Once you choose a domain name let your membership coordinator know so that it may be secured for you. once we acquire the domain name submitted to BAOA it will become the sole property of BAOA and available for use with your membership
Website Hosting: With paid membership in BAOA you will be entitled to a Basic Hosting Plan as defined on the Bakersfield Internet site
E-Mail Leads: as a part of you membership in BAOA you are authorized to receive Bridal Hot Lead from BAOA leads are only provided via e-mail and are for your use only. Local or state members may only receive leads for the state they are registered in; and only for their own business. (For information on becoming a national member, please contact us.) If you are a wedding website or Wedding Coordinator that contracts with other professionals for services; please note that you CAN NOT share these leads directly with your service providers/advertisers as the leads generated from our site are “BAOA Confidential”. You can however send an e-mail inviting brides and grooms to visit your website, thereby generating your own leads. In most cases, this will work toward your advantage as you will then be able to customize the information contained in those leads to best suit your needs. Keep in mind that you are ONLY allowed to receive/capitalize on leads for the state you are registered in; although occasionally the system will send partial leads from other states. If you can not/are not receiving e-mail leads it maybe one of the following issues:
Have you set-up your account on the Bridal Association of America website. If you have did you setup you e-mail lead preferences. To check this login to your account on the Bridal Association of America and select Change Your Email Lead Preferences
1. make sure you have selected yes for Receive E-mail Leads.
2. We always suggest you select all services under your state as a bride may not checked your service do to mistake, not that far in the planning yet or some other reason unknown to us. You can always delete the ones you don’t want.
Your ISP: Known issues exist with but are not limited to SBCGLOBAL & AOL. To fix this issue try setting up a free e-mail account with hotmail then wait a day or two and see if you have received any leads.
If these fixes don’t help call member support at 661-633-1949
Phone Referrals: BAOA will refer your company to brides and grooms who contact the association looking for information on your type of service.
The Wedding Book: Advertising in The Wedding Book is available to members of BAOA at a discounted rate. please see The Wedding Book for information on Pricing & sizes.
Use of The Wedding Center as an office: The Wedding Center is available to it’s members to meet with clients during regular business hours only. You must arrive no less then 15 minutes before your schedule appointment
IV. CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION. BAOA’s “Confidential Information” includes: (I) tangible information of BAOA’s that is labeled “confidential” or “BAOA Confidential”, and (ii) orally communicated information that relates to or is embodied in a tangible document that is labeled as stated in (I). At all times, title or the right to possess Confidential Information remains with BAOA. Confidential Information may be disclosed to Your Company at events and through other means. Certain programs may require additional confidentiality terms as a condition of participation. The terms below control BAOA’s Confidential Information disclosed through the Membership Programs and survive termination or expiration of the agreement. You agree to do and/or comply with the following terms:
Maintain Confidential Information. Maintain Confidential Information with at least the same degree of care that You use to protect Your Company’s own confidential and proprietary information, but with at least a reasonable degree of care under the circumstances.
No Disclosure. Do not disclose any Confidential Information to any third parties except to Your Company employees who have a need to know the information to do their jobs. Before disclosing Confidential Information to Your Company’s employees, train them on these contractual obligations of confidentiality and obtain their agreement to comply with them. You are responsible for compliance of Your Company’s employees with these contractual obligations.
Copies. Do not make copies of Confidential Information except as necessary for Your Company employees that have a need to know; all copies must be marked “BAOA Confidential”.
Duration. Maintain the confidentiality of Confidential Information for at least two (2) years from the date it was disclosed to You unless it is: (I) rightfully in the public domain, (ii) rightfully received from a third party without any obligation of confidentiality, (iii) rightfully known to You without any limitation on use or disclosure prior to its receipt from BAOA, or (iv) generally made available to others by BAOA without restriction on disclosure. You agree to return or destroy all or part of Confidential Information, including any copies, at BAOA’s request, and confirm your compliance with such request.
VI. OTHER TERMS, CONDITIONS AND NOTICES
Member Web Site and Password. You must have a password to access certain of the Membership Program benefits and services. You shall keep your password secure and confidential and use it only for Your authorized access to the Membership Programs website. You are solely responsible for all activities that occur with your password. You shall notify BAOA immediately of any actual or suspected unauthorized use of your password. BAOA is not responsible for any consequences that result from any unauthorized use of your password.
No Agency. No agency, partnership, joint venture, franchise, or employment relationship is created between BAOA and You or Your Company as a result of these Terms and Conditions or Your Company’s participation in any of the Membership Programs. Neither of us is authorized to create any obligation, express or implied, on behalf of the other.
Assignment. Membership is not transferable or assignable. BAOA may assign or delegate its rights and/or obligations, in part or in whole, under this agreement to any of its subsidiaries that are wholly owned directly or indirectly by BAOA.
Order of Priority. The English language version of these Terms and Conditions shall prevail over any translations of them. The terms of any trademark license agreement(s) shall prevail over these Terms and Conditions with respect to the subject matter of the trademark license agreement.
Waiver. Failure to enforce any of these Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of such terms, nor affect their enforceability.
Governing Law and Forum. Any claim arising under or relating to the Membership Programs, the materials, or the websites shall be adjudicated in the following forums and governed by the following laws: For the United States of America the forum shall be Bakersfield, California, USA and the applicable law shall be that of the State of California, without reference to its conflict of law principles.
Limitation of Liability. NEITHER PARTY SHALL BE LIABLE TO THE OTHER FOR SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, EVEN IF SUCH PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. BAOA shall not be liable to any Member if an BAOA employee or any other party acting on behalf of BAOA or acting on behalf of a Program Member accesses or updates the personal and/or business profile information of the Program Member(s).