And Use of RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization) Number
A. Returns on Products Within 30 Days. Ascend Sciences International™ (The Company) will refund one hundred percent (100%) of the purchase price (plus applicable tax if prepaid) of Currently Marketable products that are returned by an Ascend Distributors or Customer within thirty (30) days of purchase from the Company, less shipping costs and paid Bonuses. The Company will provide a Product Credit of one hundred percent (100%) of the purchase price (plus applicable tax if prepaid) OR, a refund of ninety percent (90%) of the purchase price (plus applicable tax if prepaid) on products not Currently Marketable that are returned by a Ascend Distributors or Customer within (30) days of purchase, less shipping costs and paid Bonuses.
B. Returns Thirty-one (31) days to Ninety (90) days After Purchase. From thirty-one (31) days and up to ninety (90) days from the date of purchase, The Company will provide a Product Credit of one hundred percent (100%) or a refund of ninety percent (90%) of the purchase price (plus applicable tax if prepaid) on Currently Marketable products that are returned by a Ascend Distributors or Customer, less shipping costs and paid Bonuses.
C. Returns From 91 days to One year After Purchase. After 91 days and up to twelve (12) months from the date of purchase, The Company will provide a Product Credit of ninety (90%) or a refund of (90%) of the purchase price (plus applicable tax if prepaid) on Currently Marketable products that are returned by a Ascend Distributors or Customer, less shipping costs and paid Bonuses (excludes limited time offers and expired items).
D. Currently Marketable. Products and Sales Aids shall be deemed currently marketable if each of the following elements is satisfied: 1) they are unopened and unused; 2) packaging and labeling have not been altered or damaged; 3) the product and packaging are in a condition such that it is a commercially reasonable practice within the trade to sell the merchandise at full price; 4) the product expiration date has not elapsed; and 5) the product contains current Ascend Sciences labeling. Products shall not be considered Currently Marketable if the Company discloses prior to purchase that the products are seasonal, discontinued, limited time offers, or special promotion products not subject to the Return Policy.
E. Return of Damaged or Incorrectly Sent Products. The Company will exchange products if the returned products were received by the purchaser in damaged condition or were incorrectly sent. Such products must be returned within fifteen (15) days of receipt. Whenever possible, returned products will be replaced with undamaged products. However, when an exchange is not feasible, the Company reserves the right to issue a credit for the amount of the exchanged products.
F. Duty to Retain Sales Order Number. In order for the Company to correctly recoup the applicable Bonuses on returned products, the original sales order number from the invoice must be retained. This number must be provided to the Company at the time the request for a refund is made.
G. Kit Returns. Products purchased as part of a kit or package must be returned as the entire kit.
H. Refund Alternatives. The Company in its discretion may determine the acceptable refund alternatives for product returns, including but not limited to the following: The Company Company Credit, Product Credit, bank check, bank transfer, or credit card chargeback, and as outlined herein. The actual form of refund will be based upon payment procedures in the Local Market and the original form of payment. Refunds will only be paid to the original payor.
I. Return Procedure. To obtain a refund for returned products or Sales Aids, Ascend Distributors must comply with these procedures: Approval for the return must be received prior to the return of the shipment to the Company. This approval must be obtained, either by telephone or in writing, and the actual return shipment must be accompanied with the Ascend Distributor’s number. The Company will provide the Ascend Distributor with the correct procedures and location for returning the products or Sales Aids. All return shipping costs must be paid for by the Distributor. Products or Sales Aids returned to the Company without prior authorization will not qualify for a product credit or refund and will be returned to the Distributor at the Distributor’s expense. This return/refund procedure may vary in jurisdictions where different repurchase requirements are imposed by law. Applicable laws may dictate the terms of the refund policy. The Company may charge a $10 fee for shipments that are refused at the point of delivery and returned to the Company.
J. The Company’s Right to Recoup Unearned Bonuses. Bonuses are paid to Ascend Distributors based on the purchase of Company products by retail customers or by members of their Downline Organization. When products are returned, the Company has the right to recoup the Bonuses that were paid based on the purchase of the products that were returned. The Company may recoup these Bonuses by requiring Ascend Distributors to pay the Company directly, or the Company may withhold the amount of the Bonus from future Bonus payments.
K. Return of Personalized Sales Aids. Personalized Sales Aids are not returnable or refundable, except for personalized Sales Aids with printing errors. Such sales aids must be returned within thirty days and in conformance with the Product Return Policy.
L. Credit Card Charge Backs. Ascend Distributors are required to return products under the Company’s product exchange and return policies rather than doing a credit card chargeback.
M. Three-Day Money Back Guarantee. United States law requires Ascend Distributors to offer a three (3) day money-back guarantee to his or her retail customers (Alaska residents have five business days; North Dakota residents age 65 or over have 15 business days). This means that Ascend Distributors must, for any reason and upon request, give a full refund of the purchase price to the customer. The customer is required to request the refund within three business days of purchase and return the unused portion of product (Alaska residents have five business days; North Dakota residents age 65 or over have 15 business days). Ascend Distributors must give a refund for returned products within ten days of the customer’s request. The Company encourages Ascend Distributors to honor a request for a refund or product exchange even if it is made more than three business days after purchase. The Company supports this policy by providing its generous Product Return Policy. Montana Residents: A Montana resident may cancel his or her Ascend Distributors Agreement within 15 days from the date of enrollment, and may return his or her starter kit and any products he/she purchased for a full refund with such time period.