1.1 Communications. As a member of Retail Alliance, you and all contacts listed in Section II and, if applicable, on LOVEVA additional locations form, agree to be contacted by Retail Alliance and its affiliate companies through email, fax, mail and/or phone regarding membership and events.

1.2 Fees. Member will pay all fees specified in the Application Form. (i) Fees are based on Membership subscriptions purchased and not actual usage, (ii) payment obligations are non-cancelable and fees paid are non-refundable, and (iii) quantities purchased cannot be decreased during the relevant subscription term. RA reserves the right to increase membership subscriptions upon renewal. Recurring payments will incur an additional credit card processing fee.

1.3 Invoicing and Payment. Member will provide RA with valid and updated credit card information. If Member provides credit card information to RA, Member authorizes RA to charge such credit card for all Purchased Services listed in the Application Form for the initial subscription term and automatically renew subscription once initial term is over, unless Member opts out of automatic renewal by checking box in Section IV or contacting our Accounting department. Charges shall be made either annually or in accordance with any different billing frequency stated in the Application Form. If the Application Form specifies that payment will be by a method other than a credit card, RA will charge Member in accordance with what is stated on the Application Form. Unless otherwise stated in the Application Form, invoiced charges are due by the Invoice Due Date. Member is responsible for providing complete and accurate billing and contact information to RA and notifying RA of any changes to such information.

1.4 Suspension of Service and Acceleration. If any amount owed by Member under this or any other agreement for RA services is 30 or more days overdue (or 10 or more days overdue in the case of amounts Member has authorized RA to charge to Member credit card), RA may, without limiting RA’s other rights and remedies, accelerate Member unpaid fee obligations under such agreements so that all such obligations become immediately due and payable, and suspend RA services to Member until such amounts are paid in full. Other than for customers paying by credit card whose payment has been declined, RA will give Member at least 30 days’ prior notice that Member account is overdue, for billing notices, before suspending services to Member.

1.5 Payment Disputes. RA will not exercise RA rights under Section 1.3 (Overdue Charges) or 1.4 (Suspension of Service and Acceleration) above if Member is disputing the applicable charges reasonably and in good faith and is cooperating diligently to resolve the dispute.

1.6 Taxes. In compliance with the Revenue Reconciliation Act of 1993, 100% of member Retail Alliance membership dues are not tax deductible as allocable expenses for lobbying and political expenditures.