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Terms of Participation

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​Please READ carefully. By purchasing this product, the following Terms of Participation (the “Agreement”) are entered into by 2019 Media, LLC. (“Company”, “we”, or “us”) and you (“Client” or “You”), and you agree to the following terms stated herein.  The Company and you may be referred to collectively as “Parties” in this Agreement.

PROGRAM/SERVICE

The Company agrees to provide 3 months of “Diverse Business Spotlight” (the “Program”) advertising and content marketing services as outlined on the web page where you register, which may include digital or downloadable resources, online questionnaires, remote video recording and production, copywriting, graphic design, digital advertisements, print magazine production, social media marketing, and online private forums operated by the Company (for any purpose), whether on a website hosted by Company or a third-party website such as an online membership platform or facebook.com. As a condition of participating in the Program, you agree to be bound by and to abide by all policies and procedures set out in this Agreement, including those incorporated by reference.

In the Program, you will work with a client manager provided by the Company to guide you in creating the content for your advertising and marketing. To achieve the Program’s expected results, you must participate in meetings with the client manager, respond within 3 days to all instructions, meet agreed upon deadlines, and complete all required work. 

In extenuating circumstances, up to 2 weeks of content creation sessions may be rescheduled within the 3-month program time frame. Beyond this, incomplete or unattended sessions will be forfeited.

Spotlight Article(s): The Company will assign a copywriter and provide questionnaires in order to create your 500-word article outlining your business’s unique journey, its benefits, and what the future holds.

Remote-directed video features: One of the Company video producers will be responsible for directing your brand, demo, or promo video(s) using the online video recording platform Riverside.fm.

Inclusion in Diverse Business Spotlight Section of MBE’s Print Magazine: Your business will be listed in the Company’s print magazine Diverse Business Spotlight section.

Newsletter Highlight, if applicable: Access to promote your business to over 10,000 of our engaged subscribers.

Social Media Recognition, if applicable: Your business will be promoted on all of the Company social media platforms (LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram) one time during your 3-month period.

Monthly Reporting: The Company will provide you with monthly reporting on engagement with your content during the length of your 3-month campaign.

Final Reporting: The Company will provide you with a final report outlining your campaign performance and recommendations for continued marketing, which may include copywriting, tech support, paid ads, content creation, mindset, customer experience, social media, community, branding & design, and more.

Customer Support: Your client manager will respond with expert guidance within 48 business hours.

From time to time, the Company may offer bonuses to businesses who sign up for the Program. You shall be entitled to any bonuses offered to you at the time of your enrollment. Bonuses are not guaranteed to be available for the entire lifespan of the Program and they vary depending on specific live and automated promotions throughout the year.

The Company reserves the right to offer additional Program elements from time to time, for any subgroup of participants. These additional Program elements are a bonus, not a part of the services included in the base version of the Program. The selection of the participants who may participate in any additional Program elements is at the sole discretion of the Company.

The Company reserves the right to change Program elements from time to time, for any subgroup of participants. But the offering of Program elements is at the sole discretion of the Company.

CONTENT OWNERSHIP

All of the materials and content created for the Program by the Company, including videos, audio, graphics, photos, text, copy, iterative features will reside on and be hosted by the MBE magazine website platform — mbemag.com — until the end of the Client’s campaign.

At the campaign’s completion, the content will be provided to the Client, and you retain ownership rights to your content. However, we do require you to grant certain rights to the Company to use your content in marketing collateral promoting the Program.

PARTICIPANTS

This Program is intended and only suitable for business owners and entrepreneurs aged 18 and above.

This Program is intended to be utilized by business owners and entrepreneurs who will implement the content provided throughout the Program for their businesses. 

COMPANY TERMS

The Company’s Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Disclaimer are hereby incorporated by reference into this Agreement. Except as modified by this Agreement, each of those agreements and policies shall apply fully to your participation in the Program.

FEES

In consideration of your access to the Program, you agree to pay the following fees.

You may choose between a single payment (due immediately) or 3 monthly payments. If you select the payment plan, you must pay the initial payment at the time of purchase and then your selected payment method will be automatically charged the following 2 payments on a monthly basis. In the event that any payment is not made, the Company shall immediately terminate your access to the Program and remove all content. 

METHODS OF PAYMENT

If paying by debit card or credit card, you give us permission to automatically charge your credit or debit card for all fees and charges due and payable to the Company, without any additional authorization, for which you will receive an electronic receipt.  You also agree that the Company is authorized to share any payment information and instructions required to complete the payment transactions with its third-party payment service providers (e.g., credit card transaction processing, merchant settlement, and related services).

If you elect for the payment plan, you hereby authorize the Company to charge your credit card or debit card automatically according to the terms set forth in the Fees section above.

Regarding recurring payments and outstanding invoices: you are required by law to complete all installments of your payment plan and you authorize us (without notice to you, unless required by applicable law) to collect any and all outstanding payments, using any eligible payment method we have on record for your account. If all payment methods we have on file for you are declined for payment of your monthly fee, you must provide a new payment method promptly or your Program access will be terminated.

REFUND POLICY

Your satisfaction is important to the Company. However, because of the extensive time, effort, preparation, and care that goes into creating and providing the Program, and the limited number of participants accepted into the Program, the Company has a no refund policy. Unless otherwise provided by law, you acknowledge that we do not offer refunds for any portion of your payment for the Program and no refunds will be provided to you. By using and/or purchasing our Program, you understand and agree that all sales are final and no refunds will be provided.

ARBITRATION

In the event of any dispute or claim relating to or arising out of these Terms of Participation, the Client and the Company agree that such dispute shall be resolved by final and binding arbitration in Greensboro, North Carolina conducted before a single neutral arbitrator. The decision of the arbitrator shall be final and binding on the parties, and judgment thereon may be entered in a court of competent jurisdiction. The parties acknowledge and agree that they are each waiving their rights to a jury trial in favor of having their disputes resolved by final and binding arbitration. Notwithstanding anything to contrary herein, either party may seek a temporary restraining order, preliminary injunction or other provisional injunctive or declaratory relief in any court of competent jurisdiction at any time to ensure that the relief sought in arbitration is not rendered ineffectual by any interim harm.