BeLocal Pro Inc. STATEMENT OF POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
Effective December 24, 2017
SECTION 1 – INTRODUCTION
1.1 Code of Ethics
1.2 Policies Incorporated into Agent Representative Agreement
1.3 Changes to The Agent Agreement, Policies and Procedures, or Compensation Plan
1.5 Policies and Provisions Severable
SECTION 2 –BECOMING AN AGENT REPRESENTATIVE
2.1 Requirements to Become an Agent Representative
2.2 New Agent Registration by Internet
2.3 Agent Benefits
2.4 Term and Renewal of a BeLocal Pro Agent
SECTION 3 – INCOME DISCLOSURE POLICY
SECTION 4 – ADVERTISING
4.1 Adherence to The BeLocal Pro, Inc Compensation Plan
4.2 Use of Sales Aid
4.3 Intellectual Property
4.4 Web Policy
4.5 Domain Names and Email Addresses
4.6 Advertised Price
4.7 Generic Business Advertisements
4.8 Media and Media Inquiries
4.9 Unsolicited Email and Fax Communication
SECTION 5 –OPERATING A BELOCAL PRO AGENT BUSINESS
5.1 - Business Entities
5.1.1 Changes to a Business Entity
5.1.2 Change of Sponsor
5.1.3 Change of Placement
5.2 Unauthorized Claims and Action
5.2.2 Endorsement of BeLocal Pro Services
5.3.2 Sale of Competing Goods or Services
5.3.3 Targeting Other Direct Sellers
5.3.4 Privacy and Confidentiality
5.3.5 The Data Management Rule
5.4 Cross Sponsoring
5.5 Governmental Approval or Endorsement
5.7 Income Taxes
5.8 Independent Contractor Status
5.9 Bonus Buying
5.11 One BeLocal Pro Position Per Agent Representative
5.13 Sale, Transfer, or Assignment of a BeLocal Pro Business
5.14 Separation of a BeLocal Pro Agent Business
6 RESPONSIBILITIES OF AGENT REPRESENTATIVES
6.1 Change of Address, Telephone No., Email-Address
6.2 Sponsoring Agent Representative Responsibilities
6.2.1 Initial Training
6.2.2 Ongoing Training Responsibilities
6.4 Reporting Policy Violations
7 AUTOMATIC BILLING
8 BONUSES AND COMMISSIONS
8.1 Bonus and Commission Qualifications
8.2 Errors or Questions
8.3 Bonus Buying Prohibited
9 DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS
9.1 Disciplinary Sanctions
9.4 Governing Law, Jurisdiction, and Venue
10 EFFECTS OF CANCELLATION
10.1 Effect of Cancellation and Termination
BeLocal Pro, Inc.
STATEMENT OF POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
Effective December 24, 2017
SECTION 1 – INTRODUCTION
1.1 - Code of Ethics
BeLocal Pro, Inc. (hereafter “BeLocal Pro” or “the Company”) is a values-based company that prides itself on the quality and character of its Agent Representatives (hereinafter “Agent Representative” or “Agent”). The following guidelines help ensure a uniform standard of excellence throughout our organization. Every BeLocal Pro Agent Representative is expected to practice the following ethical behavior when acting in the name of the Company:
A. I will be respectful of every person I meet while doing BeLocal Pro related business.
B. At all times I will conduct myself and my business in an ethical, moral, legal, and financially sound manner.
C. I will not engage in activities that would bring disrepute to BeLocal Pro, any BeLocal Pro corporate officer or employee, myself, or other Agent Representatives.
D. I will not make discouraging or disparaging claims toward other BeLocal Pro Agent Representatives. I will ensure that in all BeLocal Pro business dealings I will refrain from engaging in negative language. I will refrain from making any type of slanderous statements.
E. I will Provide support and encouragement to my Customers to ensure that their experience with BeLocal Pro is a successful one. I understand that it is important to Provide follow-up service and support to my downline.
F. I will correctly represent all the bonus/compensation plans available through BeLocal Pro and the income potential represented therein. I understand I may not use my own income as an indication of others’ potential success, or use compensation checks as marketing materials. I further understand that I may only disclose my BeLocal Pro income to recruit a potential Independent Representative(s) after I have given a copy of the Income Disclosure Statement to the potential Independent Representative(s).
G. I will abide by all BeLocal Pro’s Policies & Procedures now and as they may be amended in the future.
1.2 - Policies Incorporated into Agent Representative Agreement
These Policies and Procedures (“Policies”), in their present form and as amended at the sole discretion of BeLocal Pro, are incorporated into, and form an integral part of, the BeLocal Pro Agent Representative Agreement (hereafter “Agent Agreement”). Throughout these Policies, when the term “Agreement” is used, it collectively refers to the BeLocal Pro Agent Representative Agreement, these Policies, and the BeLocal Pro Compensation Plan. These documents are incorporated by reference into the Agent Agreement (all in their current form and as amended by BeLocal Pro). It is the responsibility of each Agent Representative to read, understand, adhere to, and ensure that he or she is aware of and operating under the most current version of these Policies. When sponsoring a new Agent Representative, it is the responsibility of the sponsoring Agent Representative to Provide the most current version of these Policies and Procedures prior to his or her execution of the Agent Agreement.
1.3 - Changes to the Agent Agreement, Policies and Procedures, or Compensation Plan
Because federal, state, and local laws, as well as the business environment, periodically change, BeLocal Pro reserves the right to amend the Agreement and the prices in its BeLocal Pro Product Price List in its sole and absolute discretion. Notification of amendments shall appear in Official BeLocal Pro Materials. Amendments shall be effective upon publication in Official BeLocal Pro Materials, including but not limited to, posting on BeLocal Pro’s website, e-mail distribution, publication in BeLocal Pro’s newsletter, Product inserts, or any other commercially reasonable method. The continuation of an Agent Representative’s BeLocal Pro Agent business or an Agent Representative’s acceptance of bonuses or commissions constitutes acceptance of all amendments. The ability to modify the agreement does not extend to the dispute resolution section in these Policies (Section 9), as those Provisions can only be modified by way of mutual consent.
1.4 - Delays
BeLocal Pro shall not be responsible for delays and failures in performance of its obligations when performance is made commercially impracticable due to circumstances beyond its reasonable control. This includes, without limitation, strikes, labor difficulties, riot, war, fire, flood, and death, curtailment of a party’s source of supply, or government decrees or orders.
1.5 –Policies and Provisions Severable
If any Provision of the Agreement, in its current form or as may be amended, is found to be invalid, or unenforceable for any reason, only the invalid portion(s) of the Provision shall be severed and the remaining terms and Provisions shall remain in full force and effect and shall be construed as if such invalid, or unenforceable Provision never comprised a part of the Agreement.
The Company never gives up its right to insist on compliance with the Agreement and with the applicable laws governing the conduct of a business. No failure of BeLocal Pro to exercise any right or power under the Agreement or to insist upon strict compliance by an Agent Representative with any obligation or Provision of the Agreement, and no custom or practice of the parties at variance with the terms of the Agreement, shall constitute a waiver of BeLocal Pro’s right to demand exact compliance with the Agreement. Waiver by BeLocal Pro can be effectuated only in writing by an authorized officer of the Company.
SECTION 2 – BECOMING AN AGENT REPRESENTATIVE
2.1 - Requirements to Become an Agent Representative
To become an BeLocal Pro Agent Representative, each applicant must:
A. Be of the age of majority in his or her state of residence;
B. Reside in the United States or other countries, which have been officially opened by BeLocal Pro;
C. Have a valid Social Security Number or Federal Tax Identification Number;
D. Submit a Properly completed and signed Agent Agreement to BeLocal Pro via electronically or fax.
2.2 - New Agent Representative Registration by the Internet and Facsimile
A Prospective BeLocal Pro Agent Representative may self-enroll on the sponsor’s web site. In such event, instead of a physically signed Agent Agreement, BeLocal Pro will accept the agreement by accepting the “electronic signature” stating the new Agent Representative has accepted the terms and conditions of the Agent Agreement. Please note that such electronic signature constitutes a legally binding agreement between the Agent Representative and BeLocal Pro. Faxed agreements must include both the front and back of the Agent Agreement.
2.3 - BeLocal Pro Agent Representative Benefits
Once an Agent Agreement has been accepted by BeLocal Pro, the benefits of the Compensation Plan and the Agent Agreement are available to the new Agent Representative. These benefits include the right to:
A. Sell BeLocal Pro services;
B. Participate in the BeLocal Pro Compensation Plan (receive bonuses and commissions, if eligible);
C. Once approved by BeLocal, may sponsor other individuals as customers or Agent Representatives into the BeLocal Pro business and thereby build an organization and progress through the BeLocal Pro Compensation Plan;
D. Receive periodic BeLocal Pro literature and other BeLocal Pro communications;
E. Participate in BeLocal Pro-sponsored support service training, motivational and recognition functions; and
F. Participate in promotional and incentive contests and programs sponsored by BeLocal Pro for its Agent Representatives.
2.4 –Terms and Renewal of an BeLocal Pro Agent Business
An Agent Representative must renew their Agent Representative status annually.
If the former BeLocal Pro Agent Representative re-activates within the thirty-day time limit, the Agent Representative will resume the rank and position held immediately prior to the expiration of the Agent Agreement. However, such Agent Representative’s paid as level will not be restored unless he or she qualifies at that payout level in the new month. The Agent Representative is not eligible to receive commissions for the time period that the Agent Representative’s business was expired.
Any Agent Representative whose agreement has expired and lapsed the thirty (30) day grace period is not eligible to reapply for a BeLocal Pro Agent business for twelve (12) months following the expiration of the Agent Agreement.
Any Agent Representative terminated by BeLocal Pro may not reapply to do business for twelve (12) months from their termination date.
The downline of the expired Agent Representative will roll up to the immediate, active upline sponsor.
SECTION 3 – INCOME DISCLOSURE POLICY
To conduct best business practices, BeLocal Pro has developed the Income Disclosure Statement (“IDS”). The BeLocal Pro IDS is designed to convey truthful, timely, and comprehensive information regarding the income that BeLocal Pro Agent Representatives earn. In order to accomplish this objective, a copy of the IDS must be presented to all Prospective Agent Representatives.
A copy of the IDS must be presented to a Prospective Agent Representative (someone who is not a party to a current BeLocal Pro Agent Agreement) anytime the Compensation Plan is presented or discussed, or any type of income claim or earnings representation is made.
The terms “income claim” and/or “earnings representation” (collectively “income claim”) include: (1) statements of average earnings, (2) statements of non-average earnings, (3) statements of earnings ranges, (4) income testimonials, (5) lifestyle claims, and (6) hypothetical claims. Examples of “statements of non-average earnings” include, “Our number one Agent Representative earned over a million dollars last year” or “Our average ranking Agent Representative makes five thousand per month.” An example of a “statement of earnings ranges” is “The monthly income for our higher-ranking Agent Representatives is ten thousand dollars on the low end to thirty thousand dollars a month on the high end.”
In any meeting that is open to the public in which the Compensation Plan is discussed, or any type of income claim is made, you must provide every Prospective Agent Representative with a copy of the IDS. Copies of the IDS may be printed or downloaded without charge from the company website at belocalpro.com /IDS.
SECTION 4 – ADVERTISING
4.1 - Adherence to the BeLocal Pro Compensation Plan
Agent Representatives must adhere to the terms of the BeLocal Pro Compensation Plan as set forth in Official BeLocal Pro Materials. BeLocal Pro Agent Representatives shall not offer the BeLocal Pro Agent opportunity through, or in combination with, any other system, program, or method of marketing other than that specifically stated in Official BeLocal Pro Materials. Agent Representatives shall not require or encourage other current or prospective customers or Agent Representatives to participate in BeLocal Pro in any manner that varies from the program as set forth in Official BeLocal Pro Materials. Agent Representatives shall not require or encourage other current or prospective customers or BeLocal Pro Agent Representatives to execute any agreement or contract other than official BeLocal Pro agreements and contracts to become an BeLocal Pro Agent Representative. Similarly, Agent Representatives shall not require or encourage other current or prospective customers or Agent Representatives to make any purchase from, or payment to, any individual or other entity to participate in the BeLocal Pro Compensation Plan other than those purchases or payments identified as recommended or required in Official BeLocal Pro Materials.
4.2 - Use of Sales Aids
To Promote both the services and the opportunity BeLocal Pro offers, Agent Representatives must use the sales aids and support materials produced by BeLocal Pro. If BeLocal Pro Agent Representatives develop their own sales aids and promotional materials (which includes Internet advertising), notwithstanding Agent Representatives’ good intentions, they may unintentionally violate any number of statutes or regulations affecting an BeLocal Pro Agent business. These violations, although they may be relatively few, could jeopardize the BeLocal Pro opportunity for all Agent Representatives. Accordingly, BeLocal Pro Agent Representatives must submit all written sales aids, promotional materials, advertisements, websites and other literature to the Company for Company’s approval prior to use. Unless the Agent Representative receives specific written approval to use the material, the request shall be deemed denied. All Independent Representatives shall safeguard and promote the good reputation of BeLocal Pro, Inc and its services. The marketing and promotion of BeLocal Pro, the BeLocal Pro opportunity, the Compensation Plan, and BeLocal Pro services shall be consistent with the public interest, and must avoid all discourteous, deceptive, misleading, unethical or immoral conduct or practices.
4.3 - Intellectual Property
BeLocal Pro will not allow the use of its trade names, trademarks, designs, or symbols outside of corporate Produced and approved sales aids by any person, including BeLocal Pro Agent Representatives, without prior written authorization from BeLocal Pro. Furthermore, no Agent Representative may use, publish, reproduce, advertise, sell, or display in any manner the name, picture or likeness, or voice of another BeLocal Pro Agent Representative without prior written consent from the named Agent Representative. This consent must be on file with BeLocal Pro’s Compliance department prior to any use.
4.4 – Web Policy
If a BeLocal Pro Agent Representative desires to utilize an Internet web page to promote his or her business, he or she may do so through Company authorized services only.
It is your obligation to ensure your online marketing activities are truthful, are not deceptive and do not mislead customers or potential Agent Representatives in any way. Websites and web promotion activities and tactics that mislead or are deceptive, regardless of intent, will not be allowed. This may include representation in any manner that you are an authorized representative for BeLocal Pro, spam linking (or blog spam), unethical search engine optimization (SEO) tactics, misleading click-through ads (i.e., having the display URL of a PPC campaign appear to resolve to an official BeLocal Pro Corporate Site when it goes elsewhere), unapproved banner ads, and unauthorized press releases. BeLocal Pro will be the sole determinant of truthfulness as to whether specific activities are misleading or deceptive.
- Domain Names, email Addresses and Online Aliases
You cannot use or register domain names, email addresses, and/or online aliases that could cause confusion, or be misleading or deceptive, in that they cause individuals to believe or assume the communication is from, or is the Property of BeLocal Pro by showing up as the sender of an email.
Examples of the improper use include but are not limited to:
belocalPro@msn.com; www.belocalProDirect.com; www.facebook.com/belocalPro or derivatives as described herein.
Examples of permitted URLs, email addresses, and online aliases might appear as follows: facebook.com/ilovebelocalPro; email@example.com.
Determinations as to what could cause confusion, mislead or be considered deceptive is at the sole discretion of BeLocal Pro. If you have a question whether your chosen name is acceptable, you may submit it to admin@belocalPro.com for review before use.
- Approved Agent Representative Websites
The term Independent Representative Website refers to the Agent Representative website offered by BeLocal Pro or an approved vendor to Agents. The term Social Media Website refers to any site that is not specifically prohibited within the terms and conditions of this Agreement, such as Facebook.com, MySpace.com, Twitter.com, YouTube.com, personal blogs or other personal websites.
- Online Classifieds
You may not use online classifieds (including Craigslist) to list, sell or promote specific BeLocal Pro services. You may use online classifieds (including Craigslist) for prospecting, recruiting, sponsoring, and informing the public about the BeLocal Pro opportunity provided you follow the other requirements of this agreement such as identifying yourself as an Agent representative of BeLocal Pro, only using approved images and versions of any trademarked logos and without using fraudulent or misleading product or income claims. If a link or URL is provided, it must link to your Agent Representative Website or your Social Media Website.
- Online Retailing
Approved Agent websites are intended to provide the Agents with the tools and means for generating leads, prospecting business, communicating with others, selling products and services, and otherwise advancing your BeLocal Pro business. You may not sell BeLocal Pro Services on any other online retail store or eCommerce site, nor may you enlist or knowingly allow a third party (customer) to sell BeLocal Pro Products on any online retail store or eCommerce site.
Social Media sites such as Facebook may also be used to promote your BeLocal Pro business. You must provide approved BeLocal Pro links to your Agent Representative replicated website for sales and order processing. All online sales of BeLocal Pro Products must take place and be produced through the Agent Representative Replicated Website (or corporate site).
- Banner Advertising
You may place banner advertisements on a website, provided you use BeLocal Pro-approved templates and images. All banner advertisements must link to your Agent Representative Website. You may not use blind ads or web pages that make non-compliant product or income claims that are ultimately associated with BeLocal Pro Products or the BeLocal Pro Agent business opportunity.
- Spam Linking
Spam linking is defined as multiple consecutive submissions of the same or similar content into blogs, wikis, guest books, websites or other publicly accessible online discussion boards or forums and is not allowed. This includes blog spamming, blog comment spamming and/or spamdexing. Any comments you make on blogs, forums, guest books etc. must be unique, informative and relevant.
- Social Networking Sites
You may use social networking websites (Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, blogs, forums and other social shared interest sites) to share information about the BeLocal Pro product, mission and agent business opportunity and for prospecting and sponsoring. However, these sites may not be used to sell or offer to sell specific BeLocal Pro services.
Profiles you generate in any social community where you mention or discuss BeLocal Pro must clearly identify you as a BeLocal Pro Agent Representative and must appear as described herein. When you participate in those communities you must avoid inappropriate conversations, comments, images, video, audio, applications or any other adult, profane, discriminatory or vulgar content. The determination of what is inappropriate is at BeLocal Pro ‘s sole discretion, and offending Agent Representatives will be subject to disciplinary action and/or termination.
You agree that you will immediately take down a non-compliant site at the request of BeLocal Pro. Appeals regarding compliance may be submitted after the site has been taken down. Appeals should be directed to the email address set forth in the policy addressing dispute resolutions.
- Sponsored Links / Pay-Per-Click (PPC) Ads
Sponsored links or pay-per-click ads (PPC) are acceptable. The destination URL must be to your BeLocal Pro Agent Representative Website. The display URL must also be to your Agent Representative Website and must not portray any URL that could lead the user to assume they are being led to an BeLocal Pro Corporate site, or be inappropriate or misleading in any way.
- External Websites
You are allowed external websites to promote your BeLocal Pro business and the BeLocal Pro opportunity. If you wish to use an external website you must do the following:
a.) Identify yourself as an Agent Representative for BeLocal Pro.
b.) Use only the approved images and wording authorized by BeLocal Pro.
c.) Adhere to the branding, trademark, and image usage policies described in this document.
d.) Agree to modify your website to comply with current or future BeLocal Pro policies.
You are solely responsible and liable for your own website content, messaging, claims, and information and must ensure your website appropriately represents and enhances the BeLocal Pro brand and adheres to all BeLocal Pro guidelines and policies. Additionally, your website must not contain disingenuous popup ads or promotions or malicious code. Decisions and corrective actions in this area are at BeLocal Pro’s sole discretion. You are encouraged to use the approved BeLocal Pro images that are available through the business suite.
- BeLocal Pro Agent Representative Image Mandate
When using a Social Media or external website it must contain:
a.) A BeLocal Pro Agent Representative logo from the approved templates.
b.) Your name and title (example: Joan Arc, Agent Representative, BeLocal Pro).
c.) A link to your BeLocal Pro Agent Representative replicated website.
Although BeLocal Pro brand themes and images are desirable for consistency, anyone landing on your page needs to clearly understand that they are at an BeLocal Pro Agent Representative site, and not a BeLocal Pro Corporate page.
4.6 - Advertised Price
You may not advertise any of BeLocal Pro’s services at a price LESS than the highest company published price of the equivalent service. No special enticement advertising is allowed. This includes, but is not limited to offers of free membership or other such offers that grant advantages beyond those available through the Company.
4.7 - Generic Business Advertisements
If you advertise via newspaper or other advertising venues, the following rules apply:
A. No advertisement may imply that a job, position, salary, or any type of employment is allowed.
B. No advertisement may promote, represent, or imply salaried positions, management positions, hourly wages, full or part-time employment, or guaranteed incomes. The BeLocal Pro opportunity is not a job, and may not be presented as such. Terms such as “manager trainee,” “management positions available,” “travel provided,” “call for interview,” “positions available,” “now hiring,” and other misleading statements are not allowed.
C. No specific income can be promised or implied, and any references to compensation must use the word “commissions” to indicate the independent contractor status of Agent Representatives.
D. Advertisements may not contain references to BeLocal Pro or its services and may not use any of BeLocal Pro’s trademarks or trade-names.
Any requests for variances from the above rules must be submitted to BeLocal Pro and approved in writing prior to publication. Please direct any inquiries to admin@belocalPro.com, or by mail to the attention of BeLocal Pro, Inc., Compliance Department, 5301 Technology Drive, Tampa, FL 33647.
4.8 - Media and Media Inquiries
BeLocal Pro Agent Representatives must not initiate any interaction with the media or attempt to respond to media inquiries regarding BeLocal Pro, its services, or their Independent Agent BeLocal Pro business. All inquiries by any type of media must be immediately referred to BeLocal Pro’s Compliance Department. This policy is designed to ensure that accurate and consistent information is provided to the public, as well as a proper public image.
4.9 - Unsolicited Email and Fax Communication
BeLocal Pro does not permit Agents Representatives to send unsolicited emails unless such emails strictly comply with applicable laws and regulations, including, without limitation, the federal CAN SPAM Act. Any email sent by an Agent Representative that promotes BeLocal Pro, the BeLocal Pro opportunity, or BeLocal Pro services, must comply with the following:
A. There must be a functioning return email address to the sender.
B. There must be a notice in the email that advises the recipient that they may reply to the email, via the functioning return email address, to request that future email solicitations or correspondence not be sent to him or her (a functioning “opt-out” notice).
C. The email must include the Agent Representative’s physical mailing address.
D. The email must clearly and conspicuously disclose that the message is an advertisement or solicitation.
E. The use of deceptive subject lines and/or false header information is prohibited.
F. All opt-out requests, whether received by email or regular mail, must be honored. If an Agent Representative receives an opt-out request from a recipient of an email, the Agent Representative must forward the opt-out request to the Company. BeLocal Pro may periodically send commercial emails on behalf of Agent Representatives. By entering into the Agent Agreement, Agent Representative agrees that the Company may send such emails and that the Agent Representative’s physical and email addresses will be included in such emails as outlined above. Agent Representatives shall honor opt-out requests generated because of such emails sent by the Company. Except as provided in this section, Agent Representatives may not use or transmit unsolicited faxes or use an automatic telephone dialing system relative to the operation of their BeLocal Pro businesses.
SECTION 5 – OPERATING A BeLocal Pro AGENT BUSINESS.
5.1 - Business Entities
A corporation, partnership or trust (collectively referred to in this section as a “Business Entity”) may apply to be a BeLocal Pro Agent Representative by submitting an BeLocal Pro Agent Representative Application and Agreement along with its Certificate of Incorporation, Articles of Organization, Partnership Agreement or trust documents (these documents are collectively referred to as the “Entity Documents”) to BeLocal Pro. A BeLocal Pro Agent business may change its status under the same sponsor from an individual to a partnership, corporation or trust, or from one type of entity to another. To do so, the Agent Representative(s) must provide the Entity Documents to BeLocal Pro. The Agent Representative Application must be signed by all the shareholders, partners or trustees. Members of the entity are jointly and severally liable for any indebtedness or other obligation to BeLocal Pro.
5.1.1 - Changes to a Business Entity
Each Agent Representative must immediately notify BeLocal Pro of any changes to the type of business entity they utilize in operating their BeLocal Pro business, and the addition or removal of business associates. A BeLocal Pro Agent business may change its status under the same sponsor from an individual to a partnership, corporation or trust, or from one type of entity to another. The Agent Agreement form must be signed by all the shareholders, partners, or trustees. Members of the entity are jointly and severally liable for any indebtedness or other obligation to BeLocal Pro.
5.1.2 - Change of Sponsor
To Protect the integrity of all marketing organizations and safeguard the hard work of all Independent Representatives, BeLocal Pro rarely allows changes in sponsorship, with the rare exception of direct line changes (meaning placement is not affected). A direct line change request must be made by submitting a completed Sponsor Change Request Form within a seven (7) day period from the date of enrollment, and must come from the current listed sponsor.
5.1.3 - Change of Placement
A request for change of placement must be submitted within seven (7) days of the date of enrollment and must be requested by the current listed sponsor. An Agent Representative can only be moved inside of the same sponsor’s organization. If approved, an Agent Representative is placed in the first available open bottom position on the date that the change is made. Agent Representatives who have earned commissions or achieved rank are not eligible for placement changes. Please note that decisions made for any change request (sponsor or placement) are at the sole discretion of BeLocal Pro.
5.2 - Unauthorized Claims and Action At BeLocal Pro, we pride ourselves on making the buying and selling process as easy as possible for our customers. So, when it comes to filing and resolving complaints, BeLocal Pro will treat buyers fairly while progressing through the resolution process.
5.2.1 - Indemnification
An Agent Representative is fully responsible for all his or her verbal and/or written statements made regarding BeLocal Pro services and the Compensation Plan, which are not expressly contained in Official BeLocal Pro Materials. Agent Representatives agree to indemnify BeLocal Pro and hold it harmless from all liability including judgments, civil penalties, refunds, attorney fees, court costs or lost business incurred by BeLocal Pro because of the Agent Representative’s unauthorized representations or actions. This Provision shall survive the cancellation of the Agent Agreement.
5.2.2 – Endorsements of BeLocal Pro Services
No claims as to any services offered by BeLocal Pro may be made except those contained in Official BeLocal Pro Materials.
5.3 - Conflicts At BeLocal Pro, we pride ourselves on making the buying and selling process as easy as possible for our customers. So, when it comes to filing and resolving conflicts, BeLocal Pro will treat buyers fairly while progressing through the conflict resolution process.
5.3.1 – Non- solicitations
BeLocal Pro Agent Representatives are free to participate in other multilevel or network marketing business ventures or marketing opportunities (collectively “Network Marketing”). However, during the term of this Agreement, Agent Representatives may not directly or indirectly recruit other BeLocal Pro Agent Representatives or Customers, other than those they have personally sponsored, for any other Network Marketing business. Following the cancellation of an Agent Agreement, and for a period of one (1) calendar year thereafter, with the exception of an Agent Representative who is personally sponsored by the former Agent Representative, a former Agent Representative may not recruit any BeLocal Pro Agent Representative or Customer for another Network Marketing business.
5.3.2 - Sale of Competing Goods or Services
During this agreement and for six (6) months thereafter, BeLocal Pro Representatives must not sell, or attempt to sell, any competing non-BeLocal Pro Programs or services to BeLocal Pro Customers or Agent Representatives. Any program, product, service, or direct selling opportunity in the same generic categories as the BeLocal Pro services, are deemed to be competing, regardless of differences in cost, quality or other distinguishing factors.
5.3.3 - Targeting Other Direct Sellers
Should BeLocal Pro Representatives engage in solicitation and/or enticement of members of another direct sales company to sell or distribute BeLocal Pro services, they bear the risk of being sued by the other direct sales company. If any lawsuit, arbitration, or mediation is brought against a BeLocal Pro Agent Representative alleging that they engaged in inappropriate recruiting activity of its sales force or customers, BeLocal Pro will not pay any of BeLocal Pro Agent Representative’s defense costs or legal fees, nor will BeLocal Pro indemnify the Independent Representative for any judgment, award, or settlement.
5.3.4 - Privacy and Confidentiality
5.3.5 - The Data Management Rule
The Data Management Rule is intended to protect the Line of Sponsorship (LOS) for the benefit of all Agent Representatives, as well as BeLocal Pro. LOS information is information compiled by BeLocal Pro that discloses or relates to all or part of the specific arrangement of sponsorship within the BeLocal Pro business, including, without limitation, Agent Representative lists, sponsorship trees, and all Agent Representative information generated therefrom, in its present and future forms. The BeLocal Pro LOS, constitutes a commercially advantageous, unique, and proprietary trade secret (Proprietary Information), which it keeps proprietary and confidential and treats as a trade secret. BeLocal Pro is the exclusive owner of all Proprietary Information, which is derived, compiled, configured, and maintained through the expenditure of considerable time, effort, and resources by BeLocal Pro and its Agent Representatives. Through this rule, Agent Representatives are granted a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable and revocable right by BeLocal Pro to use Proprietary Information only as necessary to facilitate their business as contemplated under these Policies and Procedures. The Company reserves the right to deny or revoke this right, upon reasonable notice to the Agent Representative stating the reason(s) for such denial or revocation, whenever, in the reasonable opinion of BeLocal Pro, such is necessary to protect the confidentiality or value of Proprietary Information. All Agent Representatives shall maintain Proprietary Information in strictest confidence, and shall take all reasonable steps and appropriate measures to safeguard Proprietary Information and maintain the confidentiality thereof.
5.4 - Cross Sponsoring
Actual or attempted cross-group sponsoring is strictly prohibited. “Cross-group sponsoring” is defined as the enrollment, indirect or otherwise, of an individual or entity that already has a current customer number or IR Agreement on file with BeLocal Pro, or who has had such an agreement within the preceding twelve (12) calendar months, within a different line of sponsorship. The use of a spouse’s or relative’s name, trade names, DBAs, assumed names, corporations, partnerships, trusts, Federal Tax Identification Numbers or fictitious identification numbers to circumvent this policy is prohibited. This policy shall not prohibit the transfer of a BeLocal Pro business in accordance with the “Sale, Transfer or Assignment of BeLocal Pro Business” section of these Policies and Procedures.
5.5 - Governmental Approval or Endorsement
Neither federal nor state regulatory agencies nor officials approve or endorse any direct selling or network marketing companies or programs. Therefore, Agent Representatives shall not represent or imply that BeLocal Pro or its Compensation Plan have been “approved,” “endorsed,” or otherwise sanctioned by any government agency.
5.6 - Identification
All Agent Representatives are required to provide their Social Security Number, Federal Employer Identification Number, or their Government Issued ID Number to BeLocal Pro either on the Agent Agreement or at the company’s request. Upon enrollment, the Company will provide a unique Agent Representative Identification Number to the Agent Representative by which they will be identified. This number will be used to place orders and track commissions and bonuses.
5.7 - Income Taxes
Every year, BeLocal Pro will provide an IRS Form 1099 MISC (Non-employee Compensation) earnings statement to each U.S. resident as required by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Each Agent Representative is responsible for paying local, state and federal taxes on any income generated as an Agent Representative. If a BeLocal Pro business is tax exempt, the Federal Tax Identification Number must be Provided to BeLocal Pro. Any Agent Representative that does not provide a valid social security number is subject to the federal backup withholding laws and 28% of their commissions and bonus will be withheld and submitted to the IRS.
5.8 - Independent Contractor Status
You are an independent contractor. You are not an agent, employee, partner, or joint venture with the Company. You may not represent yourself as anything other than an Independent Agent Representative. You have no authority to bind BeLocal Pro to any contract, agreement or any other obligation. You are responsible for paying your own self-employment taxes, federal income taxes and other taxes required by law. You must obey any federal, state, and local laws, as well as Company rules and regulations pertaining to your independent BeLocal Pro Agent Business or the acquisition, receipt, holding, selling, distributing or advertising of BeLocal Pro’s services or opportunity.
Independent Representatives may not answer the telephone by saying “BeLocal Pro” “BeLocal Pro Incorporated,” or by any other manner that would lead the caller to believe that they have reached BeLocal Pro’s corporate offices. A BeLocal Pro Agent Representative may only represent that he/she is an BeLocal Pro Agent Representative. Therefore, all correspondence and business cards relating to or in connection with an Agent Representative’s BeLocal Pro business shall contain the BeLocal Pro Agent Representative’s name followed by the term “Agent Representative” or other BeLocal Pro – approved terminology.
5.9 – Bonus Buying
Paying the membership fees solely for the purpose of collecting bonuses or achieving rank is strictly prohibited.
5.10 – Stacking
Stacking is the unauthorized manipulation of the BeLocal Pro compensation system and/or the marketing plan in order to trigger commissions or cause a promotion off a downline Agent Representative in an unearned manner. One example of stacking occurs when sponsor places participants under an inactive downline participant (who may not know or have any relationship with the clients) to trigger unearned qualification for commissioning. Another example of stacking is the manipulative placement of Agent Representatives within a downline organization to trigger a promotion. Stacking is unethical and unacceptable behavior, and as such, it is a punishable offense with measures up to, and including, the termination of the Agent Representative’s positions of all individuals found to be directly involved.
5.11 - One BeLocal Pro Business per Agent Representative
An Agent Representative may operate or have an ownership interest, legal or equitable, as a sole proprietorship, partner, shareholder, trustee, or beneficiary, in only one BeLocal Pro Agent business. No individual may have, operate or receive compensation from more than one BeLocal Pro business. Individuals of the same family unit may each enter or have an interest in their own separate BeLocal Pro businesses, only if each subsequent family position is placed frontline to the first family member enrolled. A “family unit” is defined as spouses and dependent children living at or doing business at the same address.
5.12 - Succession
Upon the death or incapacitation of an BeLocal Pro Agent Representative, their business may be passed to a designated heir(s). Appropriate legal documentation must be submitted to the Company to ensure the transfer is proper. Whenever an BeLocal Pro Agent business is transferred by a will or other testamentary process, the beneficiary acquires the right to collect all bonuses and commissions of the deceased Agent Representative’s marketing organization, provided the following qualifications are met. The successor(s) must:
• Execute an Agent Agreement;
• Comply with terms and provisions of the Agreement;
• Meet all the qualifications for the deceased Agent Representative’s rank/status;
• Provide BeLocal Pro with an “address of record” to which all bonus and commission checks will be sent. Bonus and commission checks of an BeLocal Pro business transferred pursuant to this section will be paid in a single check jointly to the successor(s).
• Form a business entity and acquire a federal Taxpayer Identification Number, if the business is bequeathed to joint successors. BeLocal Pro will issue all bonus and commission checks and one (1) 1099 to the business entity.
5.13 - Sale, Transfer, or Assignment of an BeLocal Pro Agent Business
Although a BeLocal Pro Agent business is a privately owned, independently operated business, the sale, transfer or assignment of an BeLocal Pro Agent business is subject to certain limitations. If an Agent Representative wishes to sell their BeLocal Pro Agent business, the following criteria must be met:
A. Protection of the existing line of sponsorship must always be maintained so that the BeLocal Pro business continues to be operated in that line of sponsorship;
B. The buyer or transferee must become a qualified BeLocal Pro Agent Representative. If the buyer is an active BeLocal Pro Agent Representative, they must first terminate their BeLocal Pro Agent business and wait six calendar months before acquiring any interest in the new BeLocal Pro Agent business;
C. Before the sale, transfer, or assignment can be finalized and approved by BeLocal Pro, any debt obligations the selling Agent Representative has with BeLocal Pro must be satisfied; and
D. The selling BeLocal Pro Agent Representative must be in good standing and not in violation of any of the terms of the Agreement to be eligible to sell, transfer, or assign a BeLocal Pro Agent business.
Prior to selling an BeLocal Pro Agent business, the selling Agent Representative must notify BeLocal Pro’s Compliance Department of their intent to sell the BeLocal Pro Agent business. No changes in line of sponsorship can result from the sale or transfer of a BeLocal Pro Agent business. An Agent Representative may not sell, transfer, or assign portions of their business—the position must be sold in its entirety.
5.14 - Separation of an BeLocal Pro Business
BeLocal Pro Agent Representatives sometimes operate their BeLocal Pro Agent businesses as husband-wife partnerships, regular partnerships, corporations, or trusts. When a marriage may end in divorce or a corporation, partnership, or trust (the latter three entities are collectively referred to herein as “entities”) may dissolve, arrangements must be made to assure that any separation or division of the business is accomplished so as not to adversely affect the interests and income of other businesses up or down the line of sponsorship. If the separating parties fail to provide for the best interests of other Agent Representatives and the Company in a timely fashion, BeLocal Pro will terminate the Agent Agreement. During the divorce or entity dissolution process, the parties must adopt one of the following methods of operation:
A. One of the parties may, with consent of the other(s), operate the BeLocal Pro Agent business pursuant to an assignment in writing whereby the relinquishing spouse, shareholders, partners, or trustees authorize BeLocal Pro to deal directly and solely with the other spouse or non-relinquishing shareholder, partner, or trustee.
B. The parties may continue to operate the BeLocal Pro business jointly on a “business-as-usual” basis, whereupon all compensation paid by BeLocal Pro will be paid according to the status quo as it existed prior to the divorce filing or dissolution proceedings. This is the default procedure if the parties do not agree on the format set forth above. The Company will never remove a party to a position from a BeLocal Pro Agent Representative account without that party’s written permission and signature. Under no circumstances will the downline organization of divorcing spouses or a dissolving business entity be divided. Under no circumstances will BeLocal Pro split commission and bonus checks between divorcing spouses or members of dissolving entities. BeLocal Pro will recognize only one downline organization and will issue only one commission check for BeLocal Pro business per commission cycle. Commission checks shall always be issued to the same individual or entity. If parties to a divorce or dissolution proceeding are unable to resolve a dispute over the disposition of commissions and ownership of the business in a timely fashion, as determined by the Company, the Agent Agreement shall be cancelled. If a former spouse has completely relinquished all rights in the original BeLocal Pro Agent business pursuant to a divorce, they are thereafter free to enroll under any sponsor of their choosing without waiting six (6) calendar months. In the case of business entity dissolutions, the former partner, shareholder, member, or other entity agent who retains no interest in the business must wait six calendar months from the date of the final dissolution before re-enrolling as an Agent Representative. In either case, however, the former spouse or business agent shall have no rights to any Agent Representatives in their former organization or to any former customer. They must develop the new business in the same manner as would any other new Agent Representative.
5.15 - Sponsoring
All active Agent Representatives in good standing have the right to sponsor and enroll others, provided they have been approved or certified by BeLocal Pro to do so. Each prospective customer or Agent Representative has the ultimate right to choose his or her own sponsor. If two Agent Representatives claim to be the sponsor of the same new Agent Representative or customer, the Company shall regard the first application received by the Company as controlling.
SECTION 6 – RESPONSIBILITIES OF AGENT REPRESENTATIVES
6.1 - Change of Address, Telephone, Email-Address
To ensure timely communications, delivery of support materials and commission checks, it is critically important that the BeLocal Pro’s files are current and up-to-date. Agent Representatives planning to move or change their email address must submit an amended Agent Agreement complete with the new information.
6.2 – Sponsoring Agent Representative Responsibilities It is the responsibility of the sponsoring agent representative to make sure the new agent representative is a qualified candidate to represent BeLocal Pro in a professional and appropriate manner. Also, the sponsoring agent representative is to make sure the new agent representative is aware and follows all regulations in Section 6.
6.2.1 – Initial Training
Any Agent Representative who sponsors another Agent Representative into BeLocal Pro must perform a bona fide assistance and training function to ensure that their downline is properly operating their BeLocal Pro Agent business. Agent Representatives must provide the most current version of the Policies and Procedures, the Income Disclosure Statement, and Compensation Plan to individuals whom they are sponsoring to become Agent Representatives before the applicant signs an Agent Agreement.
6.2.2 – Ongoing Training Responsibilities
Agent Representatives must monitor the Agent Representatives in their downline organizations to ensure that downline Agent Representatives do not make improper product or business claims, or engage in any illegal or inappropriate conduct. Upon request, every Agent Representative should be able to provide documented evidence to BeLocal Pro of their ongoing fulfilment of the responsibilities of a sponsor.
6.3 – Non disparagement
Agent Representatives must not disparage, demean, or make negative remarks about BeLocal Pro, other BeLocal Pro Agent Representatives, BeLocal Pro’s services, the Compensation Plan, or BeLocal Pro’s owners, board members, directors, officers, or employees.
6.4 - Reporting Policy Violations
Agent Representatives observing a policy violation by another Agent Representative should submit a written report of the violation directly to the attention of the BeLocal Pro Compliance Department, complete with all supporting evidence and relevant information. It is important to understand that any information that is submitted will be kept confidential.
SECTION 7 – AUTOMATIC BILLING
7.1 - Billing
The membership Program is automatically renewed each month with a credit or debit card maintained on file with BeLocal Pro.
SECTION 8 – COMMISSIONS AND REFUND POLICY
8.1 - Bonus and Commission Qualifications
To qualify to receive commissions and bonuses, a BeLocal Pro Agent Representative must be in good standing and comply with the terms of the Agreement and these Policies and Procedures. An Agent Representative will qualify to receive commissions and bonuses so long as he/she produces one personal membership sale each month or maintains a personal membership in good standing for himself/herself. An Agent Representative is not required to maintain a personal membership but may do so if desired for purposes of this section.
8.2 - Errors or Questions
If an Agent Representative has questions about or believes any errors have been made regarding commissions, bonuses, Downline Activity Reports, or charges, the Agent Representative must notify BeLocal Pro in writing within thirty (30) days of the date of the purported error or incident in question. BeLocal Pro will not be responsible for any errors, omissions, or problems not reported to the Company within thirty (30) days.
8.3 - Bonus Buying Prohibited
Bonus buying is strictly and absolutely prohibited. Bonus buying includes: (a) the enrollment of individuals or entities without the knowledge of and/or execution of an Agent Agreement by such individuals or entities; (b) the fraudulent enrollment of an individual or entity as an Agent Representative or Customer; (c) the enrollment or attempted enrollment of non-existent individuals or entities as Agent Representatives or Customers (“phantoms”); (d) purchasing BeLocal Pro services on behalf of another Agent Representative or Customer, or under another Agent Representative’s or Customer’s ID number, to qualify for commissions or bonuses; and/or (f) any other mechanism or artifice to qualify for rank advancement, incentives, prizes, commissions, or bonuses that is not driven by bona fide product or service purchases by end-user consumers.
8.4 - Reports
All information provided by BeLocal Pro, including but not limited to personal sales volume (or any part thereof), and downline sponsoring activity is believed to be accurate and reliable. Nevertheless, due to various factors including but not limited to the inherent possibility of human and mechanical error; the accuracy, completeness, and timeliness of orders; denial of credit card and electronic check payments, an Agent Representative whose Agent Agreement is cancelled shall receive commissions and bonuses only for the last full commission period he or she worked prior to cancellation (less any amounts withheld during an investigation preceding an involuntary cancellation).
A BeLocal Pro participant has a right to cancel at any time, regardless of reason. Cancellation must be submitted in writing to the Company at its principal business address, or via email to Admin@BeLocalPro.com.
8.5 – Refund Policy. All subsequent fees are nonrefundable. When a refund is requested by an Agent Representative, the bonuses and commissions attributable to the refunded service will be deducted from the Agent Representative who received bonuses or commissions on such sales. Deductions will occur in the month in which the refund is given and continue every pay period thereafter until the commission is recovered.
SECTION 9 – DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS
9.1 - Disciplinary Sanctions
Violation of the Agreement, these Policies and Procedures, violation of any common law duty, including but not limited to any applicable duty of loyalty, any illegal, fraudulent, deceptive, or unethical business conduct, or any act or omission by an Agent Representative that, in the sole discretion of the Company, may damage its reputation or goodwill (such damaging act or omission need not be related to the Agent Representative’s BeLocal Pro business), may result, at BeLocal Pro’s discretion, in one or more of the following corrective measures:
• Issuance of a written warning or admonition;
• Requiring the Agent Representative to take immediate corrective measures;
• Imposition of a fine, which may be withheld from bonus and commission checks;
• Loss of rights to one or more bonus and commission checks;
• Withholding from an Agent Representative all or part of the Agent Representative’s bonuses and commissions during the period that BeLocal Pro is investigating any conduct allegedly contrary to the Agreement. If an Agent Representative’s business is cancelled for disciplinary reasons, the Agent Representative will not be entitled to recover any commissions withheld during the investigation period;
• Suspension of the individual’s Agent Representative Agreement for one or more commission periods;
• Involuntary termination of the offender’s Agent Representative Agreement;
• Any other measure expressly allowed within any provision of the Agreement or which BeLocal Pro deems practicable to implement and appropriate to equitably resolve injuries caused partially or exclusively by the Agent Representative’s policy violation or contractual breach;
• Instituting legal proceedings for monetary and/or equitable relief. Each violation is reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and all disciplinary actions are at the sole discretion of BeLocal Pro.
9.2 - Mediation
Prior to instituting arbitration, the parties shall meet in good faith and attempt to resolve any dispute arising from or relating to the Agreement through non-binding mediation. One individual who is mutually acceptable to the parties shall be appointed as mediator. The mediator’s fees and costs, as well as the costs of holding and conducting the mediation, shall be divided equally between the parties. Each party shall pay its portion of the anticipated shared fees and costs at least ten (10) days in advance of the mediation. Each party shall pay its own attorney’s fees, costs, and individual expenses associated with conducting and attending the mediation. Mediation shall be held in Tampa, Florida, and shall last no more than two (2) business days.
9.3 - Arbitration
If mediation is unsuccessful, any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to the Agreement, or the breach thereof, shall be settled by confidential arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association under its Commercial Arbitration Rules, and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. Agent Representatives waive all rights to trial by jury or to any court. All arbitration proceedings shall be held in Tampa, Florida. All parties shall be entitled to all discovery rights pursuant to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. There shall be one arbitrator, an attorney at law, who shall have expertise in business law transactions with a strong preference being an attorney knowledgeable in the direct selling industry, selected from the panel which the American Arbitration Panel provides. Each party to the arbitration shall be responsible for its own costs and expenses of arbitration, including legal and filing fees. The decision of the arbitrator shall be final and binding on the parties and may, if necessary, be reduced to a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. This agreement to arbitration shall survive any termination or expiration of the Agreement.
NO CLASS ACTION, OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVE ACTION OR PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ACTION OR JOINDER OR CONSOLIDATION OF ANY CLAIM WITH A CLAIM OF ANOTHER PERSON OR CLASS OF CLAIMANTS SHALL BE ALLOWABLE.
Nothing in these Policies and Procedures shall prevent BeLocal Pro from applying to and obtaining from any court having jurisdiction a writ of attachment, a temporary injunction, preliminary injunction, permanent injunction, or other relief available to safeguard and Protect BeLocal Pro’s interest prior to, during, or following the filing of any arbitration or other proceeding or pending the rendition of a decision or award in connection with any arbitration or other proceeding.
9.4 - Governing Law, Jurisdiction, and Venue
Jurisdiction and venue of any matter not subject to arbitration shall reside exclusively in Florida. The Federal Arbitration Act shall govern all matters relating to arbitration. The laws of Florida shall govern all other matters relating to or arising from the Agreement.
SECTION 10 – EFFECT OF CANCELLATION
10.1 - Effect of Cancellation and Termination
So long as an Agent Representative remains active and complies with the terms of the Agent Representative Agreement and these policies, BeLocal Pro shall pay commissions to such Agent Representative in accordance with the Compensation Plan. An Agent Representative’s bonuses and commissions constitute the entire consideration for the Agent Representative’s efforts in generating sales and all activities related to generating sales (including, but not limited to, building a downline organization). Following an Agent Representative’s non-continuation of his or her Agent Agreement, cancellation for inactivity, or voluntary or involuntary cancellation (termination) of his or her Agent Agreement (these methods are collectively referred to as “Cancellation”), the former Agent Representative shall have no right, title, claim or interest to the downline organization which he or she operated, or any commission or bonus from the sales generated by the organization. Agent Representatives waive all rights, including, but not limited to, Property rights, in the downline which they may have had. Following an Independent Agent Representative’s cancellation of his or her Agent Agreement, the former Agent Representative shall not hold him or herself out as an BeLocal Pro Agent Representative and shall not have the right to sell BeLocal Pro products or services. An Agent Representative whose Agent Agreement is cancelled shall only receive commissions and bonuses for the last full commission period he or she worked prior to cancellation (less any amounts withheld during an investigation preceding an involuntary cancellation).
A BeLocal Pro participant has a right to cancel at any time, regardless of reason. Cancellation must be submitted in writing to the Company at its principal business address, or via email to: Admin@BeLocalPro.com. The written notice must include the Agent Representative’s signature, printed name, address, and Agent Representative ID Number.
10.2 - Non-Renewal
An Agent Representative may also voluntarily cancel their Agent Agreement by failing to pay the renewal fee. Agent Representatives have a thirty (30) day grace period to get back into compliance for failure to pay the administrative fee.
SECTION 11 – DEFINITIONS
AGREEMENT: The contract between the Company and each Agent Representative; includes the Agent Agreement, the BeLocal Pro Policies and Procedures, and the BeLocal Pro Compensation Plan, all in their current form and as amended by BeLocal Pro in its sole discretion. These documents are collectively referred to as the “Agreement.”
CANCEL: The termination of an Agent Representative’s business. Cancellation may be either voluntary, involuntary, or through non-renewal.
COMPENSATION PLAN: The guidelines and referenced literature for describing how Agent Representatives can generate commissions and bonuses.
CUSTOMER: A Customer who purchases BeLocal Pro services and does not engage in building a business or selling any of the BeLocal Pro services.
AGENT REPRESENTATIVE: An individual who purchases product, generates sales and organization-building commissions.
LINE OF SPONSORSHIP (LOS): A report generated by BeLocal Pro that provides critical data relating to the identities of Agent Representatives, sales information, and enrollment activity of each Agent Representative’s organization. This report contains confidential and trade secret information which is proprietary to BeLocal Pro.
ORGANIZATION: The Customers and Agent Representatives placed below a particular Agent Representative.
OFFICIAL BeLocal Pro MATERIAL: Literature, audio or video tapes, and other materials developed, printed, published, and distributed by BeLocal Pro to Agent Representatives.
PLACEMENT: A position inside a specific sponsor’s organization.
RECRUIT: For purposes of BeLocal Pro’s Conflict of Interest Policy, the term “Recruit” means the actual or attempted solicitation, enrollment, encouragement, or effort to influence in any other way, either directly, indirectly, or through a third party, another BeLocal Pro Agent Representative or Customer to enroll or participate in another multilevel marketing, network marketing, or direct sales opportunity.
SPONSOR: An Agent Representative who enrolls a Customer or another Agent Representative into the Company, and is listed as the Sponsor on the Agent Agreement. The act of enrolling others and training them to become Agent Representatives is called “sponsoring.”
UPLINE: This term refers to the Agent Representative or Agent Representatives above an Agent Representative in a sponsorship line up to the Company. It is the line of sponsors that links any Agent Representative to the Company.