When you become a member of the Small Business Saturday Coalition, we will be able to provide you with materials to help with your outreach efforts and to promote your organization among the supporters who will make Small Business Saturday 2017 the biggest one ever.


ORGANIZATION DETAILS


CONTACT DETAILS


ORGANIZATIONAL OUTREACH INFORMATION

Please provide the following information, to help us understand more about your organization's reach.

ORGANIZATIONAL ENGAGEMENT

Please check the boxes below for each of the communication channels that you plan to use to promote Small Business Saturday. We will provide sample communication closer to the date.

TRACKING YOUR ENGAGEMENT

Email: please send a copy of all email communications promoting Small Business Saturday to sbs@wipp.org

Facebook: please use #ShopSmall in all messages and link to the ShopSmall Facebook page in Facebook messages as appropriate (https://www.facebook.com/SmallBusinessSaturday)

Twitter: please use #ShopSmall in all twitter messages.

Instagram: please use #ShopSmall in all instragram posts.

When Small Business Saturday 2017 is concluded, please report back to us about the success of your efforts (such as, samples of news articles, the number impressions, etc.).


TERMS OF PARTICIPATION

Women Impacting Public Policy’s
Small Business Saturday® Coalition Member Program
Terms of Participation
Last Modified: June 28, 2017

Small Business Saturday was founded by American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc. ("American Express") to support small businesses. Women Impacting Public Policy ("WIPP", "we" or " us"), acting as an independent supporter of Small Business Saturday 2017, is inviting non-profit organizations and associations, including trade, advocacy, or other organizations, to become " Coalition Members" of Small Business Saturday 2017 to help get the word out about the day.

By enrolling in the Small Business Saturday Coalition Member Program (the " Program") to be a Coalition Member, you are agreeing to be bound by the terms contained in these Small Business Saturday Coalition Member Terms of Participation (the "Coalition Member Terms"). You are also agreeing that the decisions of WIPP with respect to the interpretation and application of these Coalition Member Terms - including your eligibility to enroll to become a Coalition Member - are in WIPP's discretion. WIPP reserves the right to modify these Coalition Member Terms at any time. We will indicate that changes have been made by updating the "Last Modified" date above and posting updated Coalition Member Terms at http://wipp.force.com/SmallBusinessSaturday . Your continued participation in the Program after the Coalition Member Terms have been modified constitutes your agreement to the modified Coalition Member Terms.

APPLICATION PROCESS

To become a Coalition Member, you must fill out and submit the application form located at http://wipp.force.com/SmallBusinessSaturday . Once we receive your completed application, we will review it and notify you by email whether you are eligible to participate as a Coalition Member.

Organizations that are non-profit organizations and associations including trade, advocacy, or other organizations, are eligible to become Coalition Members. Applications that describe promotional plans or include statements or other content that is deemed by WIPP to be unlawful, discriminatory, defamatory, disparaging, profane, offensive, infringing on the rights of any person or entity, or otherwise inappropriate or inconsistent with the values of WIPP, American Express or American Express' Small Business Saturday or Shop Small® Movement will not be approved. The Shop Small Movement is a movement dedicated to supporting and celebrating small businesses and the neighborhoods in which they are located.

You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for your actions in connection with the Program. You further agree that you are solely liable and responsible for the cost of any promotional efforts and other activities that you may undertake and for obtaining any necessary permits or permissions in connection with such activities.

COALITION MEMBER MARKETING MATERIALS

As part of the Program, you may receive from WIPP marketing assets, such as logos, digital banners, printable signage, sample emails and social posts, press release templates and other resources and materials (" Coalition Member Marketing Materials") to use in your efforts to promote Small Business Saturday to your community.

THE COALITION MEMBER MARKETING MATERIALS CONTAIN IDEAS, DESIGNS, GRAPHICS, TRADEMARKS, TRADE NAMES, LOGOS AND OTHER PROPRIETARY MATERIALS THAT ARE THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OF AMERICAN EXPRESS. BY AGREEING TO THESE COALITION MEMBER TERMS, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT WIPP IS GRANTING YOU A LIMITED RIGHT TO USE THE COALITION MEMBER MARKETING MATERIALS AS SET FORTH HEREIN AND IN THE COALITION MEMBER MARKETING MATERIALS.

Except with respect to the materials where certain alterations are specifically intended by American Express as clearly indicated in Coalition Member Marketing Materials, Coalition Member Marketing Materials may not be modified in any way, except as expressly directed or authorized by WIPP in writing. To the extent that any alterations or modifications are made to any of the Coalition Member Marketing Materials those modifications may not include any statement, opinion, information or other content, or be incorporated into any web page, sign, banner or other marketing material that contains content, that:

  • is fictitious, false, inaccurate or misleading;
  • contains pricing information;
  • promotes sweepstakes or contests;
  • is defamatory or disparaging of any person or entity;
  • contains any profanity or is otherwise obscene, pornographic or offensive;
  • contains product claims (including, superlatives like “best,” “first,” “fastest” and “cheapest”);
  • promotes any illegal or unlawful product or service or suggests, encourages or promotes the violation of any laws, rules or regulations;
  • infringes the rights of any person or entity, including, without limitation, rights of privacy, publicity or intellectual property;
  • promotes or advocates for any sensitive or controversial topic; or
  • is otherwise inconsistent with the values of American Express, Small Business Saturday or the Shop Small Movement
  • WE MAY TERMINATE YOUR RIGHT TO USE THE COALITION MEMBER MARKETING MATERIALS IF YOU (I) ALTER OR MODIFY THEM IN ANY WAY IN VIOLATION OF THESE COALITION MEMBER TERMS, (II) USE THEM INAPPROPRIATELY, IN A MANNER INCONSISTENT WITH THE VALUES OF WIPP, AMERICAN EXPRESS, SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY OR THE SHOP SMALL MOVEMENT, OR CONTRARY TO OUR EXPRESS DIRECTION, OR (III) YOU OTHERWISE BREACH THESE COALITION MEMBER TERMS.

    YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT ANY IDEAS, TIPS, SUGGESTIONS, OPINIONS, INFORMATION OR ADVICE CONTAINED IN THE COALITION MEMBER MARKETING MATERIALS OR OTHERWISE PROVIDED TO YOU IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE PROGRAM ARE FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON TO REPLACE THE ADVICE OF YOUR OWN PROFESSIONAL LEGAL, TAX AND FINANCIAL ADVISORS.

    REJECTION, TERMINATION & OTHER REMEDIES OF AMERICAN EXPRESS
    Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in these Coalition Member Terms or elsewhere WIPP may determine you are not eligible to participate as a Coalition Member or terminate your participation in the Program and your use of the Coalition Member Marketing Materials at any time including, if we determine, in our discretion, that:

  • you are not eligible for the Program;
  • any information provided by you in the submission form is fictitious, false, misleading, incomplete, inaccurate or outdated;
  • you attempt to tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Program;
  • you have altered, used, displayed or distributed or sold any of the Coalition Member Marketing Materials in violation of these Coalition Member Terms;
  • you have used the Coalition Member Marketing Materials inappropriately or in a manner inconsistent with the values of American Express, Small Business Saturday or the Shop Small Movement;
  • you have used the Coalition Member Marketing Materials in connection with something other than Small Business Saturday or the Shop Small Movement; or
  • you have otherwise breached these Coalition Member Terms, infringed the rights of any person or entity or acted in an unlawful, disruptive, discriminatory, defamatory, disparaging, profane or offensive manner or any other manner that we deem inappropriate or inconsistent with the values of American Express, Small Business Saturday or the Shop Small Movement.
  • IN ADDITION, ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROGRAM MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, WIPP AND/OR AMERICAN EXPRESS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS' FEES) AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.

    MODIFICATION & CANCELLATION OF THE PROGRAM

    American Express reserves the right to modify or cancel the Program at any time at its discretion and upon any such modification or cancellation by American Express, WIPP reserves the right to modify or cancel the Program without prior notice or liability to you.

    NAME & TRADEMARK LICENSE

    By submitting to become a Coalition Member, you are granting WIPP and American Express the right and license to include (i) your name and/or logo (your "Name"), (ii) a link to your social media handle(s) and/or the URL of your official website and/or branded web page(s), (iii) your statements, social media posts and other descriptions about your plan, your organization, Small Business Saturday and/or the Shop Small Movement (your "Statements"), and (iv) statements, quotes, descriptions, photos, drawings, screenshots, clippings and other images and depictions of your organization and/or the events and activities that you plan or organize for Small Business Saturday or the Shop Small Movement (the "Depictions ") on ShopSmall.com, Facebook.com/ShopSmall and other web pages or social media accounts dedicated to, or otherwise promoting or addressing, Small Business Saturday or the Shop Small Movement, and in other advertising, marketing and promotional materials relating to or otherwise addressing Small Business Saturday and/or the Shop Small Movement (including the right to re-tweet, share or re-post any social media posts that you publish), in perpetuity, in any and all media, including as such materials may be displayed, performed or distributed by WIPP American Express, agents of American Express or supporters of Small Business Saturday and/or the Shop Small Movement, without any compensation or other obligation to you. You further grant WIPP and American Express the right and license to use, publish and incorporate any and all feedback, ideas, comments, suggestions and concepts shared or contributed by you relating to Small Business Saturday and/or the Shop Small Movement (your "Feedback") in perpetuity for any purpose without any compensation or other obligation to you. WIPP and American Express have the right to correct any errors they believe exist in your Name, social media handle(s) and/or URL as entered in the application and to modify, edit, shorten, alter, and combine with other material your Statements, the Depictions and/or your Feedback as long as the essence of the Statement, Depiction or Feedback is maintained. You acknowledge that neither WIPP nor American Express has any obligation to exercise any of the foregoing rights.

    You further acknowledge that WIPP and/or American Express may have developed or may develop ideas and concepts similar or identical to the ideas and concepts that you develop for Small Business Saturday or the Shop Small Movement. Nothing shall restrict the right of WIPP and/or American Express to create, protect (whether by patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret or other means), procure or market any programs, products or services whether relating to Small Business Saturday, the Shop Small Movement or otherwise, and you agree not to challenge or make claims against or to such WIPP and/or American Express programs, products or services.

    You agree that the rights granted by you in these Coalition Member Terms do not conflict with any commitment on your part. You agree that your Statements and Feedback will (i) reflect your honest opinions, beliefs, and experiences; and (ii) not include representations that are untrue, misleading, unsubstantiated or deceptive. You agree to immediately inform WIPP of any material changes in beliefs, findings or opinions that you have expressed publicly and/or to American Express or WIPP.

    REPRESENTATIONS & WARRANTIES

    You represent and warrant that the information contained in your submission is complete, accurate and up-to-date, and that, as a Coalition Member, you will not undertake any activity or conduct yourself in a manner that (i) will violate any applicable laws, rules or regulations, including, without limitation, the CAN-SPAM Act and the Federal Trade Commission's rules and guides with respect to endorsements and testimonials, (ii) is discriminatory, defamatory, disparaging, or will otherwise infringe the rights of any person or entity, including rights of privacy, publicity or intellectual property, (iii) breaches the policies or terms of use of any website (including, for example, any website on which you post content and/or participate in discussions in connection with your participation in the Program), or (iv) is profane or offensive, inappropriate or otherwise inconsistent with the values of WIPP, American Express, Small Business Saturday or the Shop Small Movement.

    GENERAL RELEASE

    You hereby agree to release, discharge and hold harmless WIPP, American Express and its parent, affiliates, direct and indirect subsidiaries, licensees and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, "Released Parties") from any and all injuries, liability, losses and damages of any kind to persons, including death, or to real, tangible or intangible property resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from your participation in the Program.

    You agree and acknowledge that the Released Parties are not responsible for undelivered, late, incomplete or inaccurate applications, or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Program, including errors or difficulties that may occur in connection with the administration of the Program, the processing or reviewing of applications or with any Program related materials. You further acknowledge and agree that the Released Parties are not responsible for loss, injury or damage to property related to or resulting from participating in this Program or downloading materials from or use of any Program-related website. IF YOU ARE A CALIFORNIA RESIDENT, YOU WAIVE CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE §1542, WHICH SAYS: "A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR."

    DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY

    WIPP, AS AN INDEPENDENT SUPPORTER OF SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY, AND AMERICAN EXPRESS ARE PROVIDING THE PROGRAM AND THE COALITION MEMBER MARKETING MATERIALS ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, AND DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, SECURITY, ACCURACY AND TIMELINESS, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

    LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

    NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION HEREOF, IN NO EVENT SHALL THE RELEASED PARTIES BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY LOSS OF USE, DATA, GOODWILL, REVENUES, OR PROFITS (WHETHER OR NOT DEEMED TO CONSTITUTE A DIRECT CLAIM), OR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR EXEMPLARY LOSS, DAMAGE, OR EXPENSE ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROGRAM, EVEN IF THEY HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE RELEASED PARTIES' AGGREGATE LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF THE PROGRAM WILL NOT EXCEED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100). IN A CASE WHERE APPLICABLE LAW DOES NOT ALLOW THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY, THE RELEASED PARTIES' LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.

    GOVERNING LAW

    Any and all disputes, claims or actions arising out of or relating to the Program or your participation therein, including the enforcement and interpretation of these Coalition Member Terms, shall be governed by the substantive laws of the state of New York without regard to conflict of law principles and shall be brought solely within the state of New York and county of New York.

    DISPUTES

    WIPP AND YOU EACH HEREBY IRREVOCABLY WAIVE, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ALL RIGHTS TO TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY ACTION, PROCEEDING OR COUNTERCLAIM (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STATUTE, TORT (SUCH AS NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE RELATING TO THESE Coalition Member Terms. FURTHER, YOU SHALL NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN A REPRESENTATIVE CAPACITY OR AS A MEMBER OF ANY CLASS OF CLAIMANTS PERTAINING TO ANY CLAIM ARISING OR RELATING TO THESE Coalition Member Terms.

    THIRD PARTY BENEFICIARIES

    Except as otherwise expressly set forth herein, these Coalition Member Terms are for the sole benefit of you, us and American Express and your, our and their respective successors and permitted assigns and nothing herein express or implied shall give or be construed to give any person other than the parties hereto any legal or equitable rights hereunder.

    CONSTRUCTION

    In these Coalition Member Terms, where the word "including," "include" or "includes" is used to refer to an example or begin a list of items, such example or list shall not be deemed to be exclusive or exhaustive.

    ASSIGNMENT

    You may not assign any of your rights or delegate any of your obligations under these Coalition Member Terms without the prior written consent of WIPP. Any purported assignment or delegation in breach of this provision will be null and void.

    ENTIRE AGREEMENT

    These Coalition Member Terms constitute the entire agreement between the parties and supersede all previous discussions, agreements, promises, proposals, representations and understandings pertaining to the subject matter hereof.

    ONLINE PRIVACY STATEMENT

    Any information that you provide to WIPP in connection with the Program will be governed by the Privacy Policy/Disclaimer available at http://www.wipp.org/?page=Privacy_Policy_Discl.