Welcome to Sac Valley Magazine! We are a subscription service that provides members with access to personal service providers from Internet-connected computers and other devices.
If you are a resident of the United States (including its possessions and territories), you agree to the Arbitration Agreement and class action waiver described in Section 15 to resolve any disputes with Sac Valley Magazine (except for matters that may be taken to small claims court).
- Membership, Free Trials, Billing and Cancellation
- Ongoing Membership. Your Sac Valley Magazine membership, which may start with a free trial, will continue month-to-month unless and until you cancel your membership or we terminate it. You must have Internet access and provide us with a current, valid, accepted method of payment (as such may be updated from time to time, “Payment Method”) to use the Sac Valley Magazine services. We will bill user fees (if any) to your Payment Account. If you cancel your membership you will receive any unspent monies (if any) after the deduction of fees Sac Valley Magazine incurred by your bank (rewards, promotion, transaction fees etc) plus a $4.80 Sac Valley Magazine transaction fee. You may request a check or direct deposit directly into your bank upon cancelation. Please be aware that Sac Valley Magazine will not approve your application if you try to rejoin within 12 months.
- Free Trials
- Your Sac Valley Magazine membership may start with a free trial. The free trial period of your membership lasts until you are notified otherwise via email, or as otherwise specified during sign-up. Free trials may not be combined with any other offers. Free trials are for new and certain former members only. Sac Valley Magazine reserves the right, in its absolute discretion, to determine your free trial eligibility.
- We will begin billing for membership fees, if any, at the end of the free trial period of your membership unless you cancel prior to the end of the free trial period. To view the specific details of your membership, including membership price and end date of your free trial period, visit our website and click on the “membership” page.
iii. You will receive a notice from us that your free trial period has ended or that the paying portion of your membership has begun. If you wish to cancel CLICK THE “Media Relations” LINK AT THE BOTTOM OF ANY Sac Valley Magazine WEB PAGE (www.goldenvalet.com) TO NOTIFY US OF YOUR DESIRE TO CANCEL
- Recurring Billing. By starting your Sac Valley Magazine membership, you authorize us to charge you a membership fee, if any, at the then current rate, and any other charges you may incur in connection with your use of the Sac Valley Magazine service to your Payment Method. You acknowledge that the amount billed each month may vary from month to month for reasons that may include differing amounts due to promotional offers and/or changing or adding a plan, and you authorize us to charge your Payment Method for such varying amounts, which may be billed in one or more charges.
- Refunds. Following any cancellation you will discontinue using the service. At any time, and for any reason, we may provide a refund, discount, or other consideration to some or all of our members (“credits”). The amount and form of such credits, and the decision to provide them, are at our sole and absolute discretion. (bank fees and processing charges may be subtracted) The provision of credits in one instance does not entitle you to credits in the future for similar instances, nor does it obligate us to provide credits in the future, under any circumstance.
- Payment Methods. You may edit your Payment Method information by visiting our website and clicking on the “members” link, available at the bottom of the pages of the Sac Valley Magazine website. If a payment is not successfully settled, due to expiration, insufficient funds, or otherwise, and you do not edit your Payment Method information or cancel your account (see, “Cancellation” below), you remain responsible for any uncollected amounts and authorize us to continue billing (if any) the Payment Method, as it may be updated. This may result in a change to your payment billing dates. If you signed up for Sac Valley Magazine using your account with a third party as a Payment Method, and wish to cancel your Sac Valley Magazine membership at any time, including during your free trial, you will need to do so through such third party, including by visiting your account with the applicable third party and turning off auto-renew, or unsubscribing from, the Sac Valley Magazine service. You may also find billing information about your Sac Valley Magazine membership by visiting your account with the applicable third party. For certain Payment Methods, the issuer of your Payment Method may charge you a foreign transaction fee or other charges. Check with your Payment Method service provider for details.
- Cancellation. You may cancel your Sac Valley Magazine membership at any time, and discontinue use to the Sac Valley Magazine service. To cancel, go to the “Media Relations” page on our website and follow the instructions for cancellation.
- Sac Valley Magazine Service
- The Sac Valley Magazine service, and any content accessed through our service, are for your personal and non-commercial use only. During your Sac Valley Magazine membership, we grant you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, license to access the Sac Valley Magazine service. Except for the foregoing limited license, no right, title or interest shall be transferred to you.
- You may request personal services through the Sac Valley Magazine service only in geographic locations where we offer our service. The services that may be available will vary by geographic location. Sac Valley Magazine will use technologies to verify your geographic location.
- We continually update the Sac Valley Magazine service, including the service provider directory. In addition, we continually test various aspects of our service, including our website, user interfaces, service levels, plans, promotional features, availability of service providers, delivery and pricing. We reserve the right to, and by using our service you agree that we may, include you in or exclude you from these tests without notice. We reserve the right in our sole and absolute discretion to make changes from time to time and without notice in how we offer and operate our service.
- The availability of service providers will change from time to time, and from region to region. The availability of the Sac Valley Magazine service may vary from computer to computer, and device to device, and may be affected by a variety of factors, such as your location, the bandwidth available through and/or speed of your Internet connection. You are responsible for all Internet access charges. Please check with your Internet provider for information on possible Internet data usage charges.
- BY USING OUR SERVICE, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE TO THE — USER LICENSE AGREEMENT TO RECEIVE, WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE OR PROMPTING, UPDATED VERSIONS OF THE Sac Valley Magazine AND RELATED THIRD-PARTY SOFTWARE. IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THE FOREGOING TERMS, DO NOT — USE OUR SERVICE. By using our service, you agree to look solely to the entity that manufactured and/or sold you the device for any issues related to the device and its compatibility with the Sac Valley Magazine service. If you fail to log out or deactivate your device, subsequent users may access the Sac Valley Magazine service through your account and may be able to access certain of your account information.
- Passwords & Account Access
- The member who created the Sac Valley Magazine account and whose Payment Method is charged is referred to here as the Account Owner. The Account Owner has access and control over the Sac Valley Magazine account. The Account Owner’s control is exercised through use of the Account Owner’s telephone and email and therefore must maintain exclusive control. If there is a password issued, the Account Owner should not reveal the password to anyone. In addition, if the Account Owner wishes to prohibit others from contacting Sac Valley Magazine Customer Service and potentially altering the Account Owner’s control, the Account Owner should not reveal the Payment Method details (e.g., last four digits of their credit or debit card) associated with their account. You are responsible for updating and maintaining the truth and accuracy of the information you provide to us relating to your account.
- In order to provide you with ease of access to your account and to help administer the Sac Valley Magazine service, Sac Valley Magazine implements technology that enables us to recognize you as the Account Owner and provide you with direct access to your account without requiring you to retype any password or other user identification when you revisit the Sac Valley Magazine service, which includes accessing via Sac Valley Magazine ready devices or website.
- BY SHARING THE Sac Valley Magazine SERVICE PASSWORD or MOBILE PHONE ACCESS OR ALLOWING OTHERS TO ACCESS YOUR ACCOUNT, THE ACCOUNT OWNER AGREES TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSURING THAT HO– USEHOLD MEMBERS COMPLY WITH THE TERMS OF — USE AND SUCH ACCOUNT OWNER SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACTIONS OF THE HO– USEHOLD MEMBERS.
- You should be mindful of any communication requesting that you submit credit card or other account information. Providing your information in response to these types of communications can result in identity theft. Always access your sensitive account information by going directly to the Sac Valley Magazine website and not through a hyperlink in an email or any other electronic communication, even if it looks official. Sac Valley Magazine reserves the right to place any account on hold anytime with or without notification to the member in order to protect itself and its partners from what it believes to be fraudulent activity. Sac Valley Magazine is not obligated to credit or discount a membership for holds placed on the account by either a representative of Sac Valley Magazine or by the automated processes of Sac Valley Magazine.
- Disclaimers of Warranties and Limitations on Liability
- THE Sac Valley Magazine SERVICE AND ALL CONTENT AND SOFTWARE ASSOCIATED THEREWITH, OR ANY OTHER FEATURES OR FUNCTIONALITIES ASSOCIATED WITH THE Sac Valley Magazine SERVICE, ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” WITH ALL FAULTS AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. Sac Valley Magazine DOES NOT GUARANTEE, REPRESENT, OR WARRANT THAT YOUR — USE OF THE Sac Valley Magazine SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. Sac Valley Magazine SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS LIABILITY FOR THE — USE OF APPLICATIONS, AND Sac Valley Magazine SOFTWARE (INCLUDING THEIR CONTINUING COMPATIBILITY WITH OUR SERVICE).
- TO THE EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAWS, IN NO EVENT SHALL Sac Valley Magazine, OR ITS SUBSIDIARIES OR ANY OF THEIR SHAREHOLDERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE (JOINTLY OR SEVERALLY) TO YOU FOR PERSONAL INJURY OR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER.
- SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR CERTAIN TYPES OF DAMAGES. THEREFORE, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS IN THIS SECTION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
- Sac Valley Magazine is an electronic service locator and does not perform or take responsibility for any of the services provided by its local database of independent contractors and companies.
- Gifts & Promotions. We may offer Gift Subscriptions for purchase on our websites. Your Payment Method will be charged for any purchased Gift Subscriptions. The purchase and redemption of Gift Subscriptions are subject to the Gift Subscription Terms. Promotional codes may be redeemed on our website. Promotional codes can only be used once and cannot be redeemed for cash, resold or combined with any other offers, including a free trial. If you received a promotion code through an offer by a third party, additional restrictions may apply.
- Intellectual Property
- Copyright. The Sac Valley Magazine service, including all content provided on the Sac Valley Magazine service, is protected by United States and international copyright, trade secret or other intellectual property laws and treaties.
- Claims of Copyright Infringement. If you believe your work has been reproduced or distributed in a way that constitutes copyright infringement or are aware of any infringing material available through the Sac Valley Magazine service, please notify us and send a completed copyright Infringement claim form via phone.
- Governing Law
- You may also be entitled to certain consumer protection rights under the laws of your local jurisdiction.
- Applications. You may encounter third-party applications (including, without limitation, websites, widgets, software, or other software utilities) (“Application(s)”) that interact with the Sac Valley Magazine service. These Applications may import data related to your Sac Valley Magazine account and activity and otherwise gather data from you. These Applications are provided solely as a convenience to you, and Sac Valley Magazine is not responsible for such Applications. SUCH APPLICATIONS ARE OWNED OR OPERATED BY THIRD PARTIES THAT ARE NOT RELATED TO WITH OR SPONSORED BY Sac Valley Magazine AND MAY NOT BE AUTHORIZED FOR — USE WITH OUR SERVICE IN ALL REGIONS. — USE OF AN APPLICATION IS AT YOUR OWN OPTION AND RISK.
- Use of Information Submitted. Sac Valley Magazine is free to use any comments, information, ideas, concepts, reviews, or techniques or any other material contained in any communication you may send to us (“Feedback”), including responses to questionnaires or through postings to the Sac Valley Magazine service, including the Sac Valley Magazine website and user interfaces, without further compensation, acknowledgement or payment to you for any purpose whatsoever including, but not limited to, developing, manufacturing and marketing products and creating, modifying or improving the Sac Valley Magazine service. In addition, you agree not to enforce any “moral rights” in and to the Feedback, to the extent permitted by applicable law. Please note Sac Valley Magazine does not accept unsolicited materials or ideas, and is not responsible for the similarity of any of its content or programming in any media to materials or ideas transmitted to Sac Valley Magazine. Should you send any unsolicited materials or ideas, you do so with the understanding that no additional consideration of any sort will be provided to you, and you are waiving any claim against Sac Valley Magazine and its affiliates regarding the use of such materials and ideas, even if material or an idea is used that is substantially similar to the material or idea you sent.
- Arbitration Agreement
- If you elect to seek arbitration or file a small claim court action, you must first send to Sac Valley Magazine, by certified mail, a written Notice of your claim (“Notice”). The Notice to Sac Valley Magazine must be addressed to: General Counsel, Sac Valley Magazine, 1724 10th Street, Sacramento, CA 95811 (“Notice Address”). If Sac Valley Magazine initiates arbitration, it will send a written Notice to the email address used for your membership account. A Notice, whether sent by you or by Sac Valley Magazine, must (a) describe the nature and basis of the claim or dispute; and (b) set forth the specific relief sought (“Demand”). If Sac Valley Magazine and you do not reach an agreement to resolve the claim within 30 days after the Notice is received, you or Sac Valley Magazine may commence an arbitration proceeding or file a claim in small claims court.
- You may download or copy a form Notice and a form to initiate arbitration at www.adr.org. If you are required to pay a filing fee, after Sac Valley Magazine receives notice at the Notice Address that you have commenced arbitration, Sac Valley Magazine will promptly reimburse you for your payment of the filing fee, unless your claim is for greater than US$10,000, in which event you will be responsible for filing fees.
- The arbitration will be governed by the Commercial Arbitration Rules and the Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes (collectively, “AAA Rules”) of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”), as modified by this Agreement, and will be administered by the AAA. The AAA Rules and Forms are available online at www.adr.org, by calling the AAA at 1-800-778-7879, or by writing to the Notice Address. The arbitrator is bound by the terms of this Agreement. All issues are for the arbitrator to decide, including issues relating to the scope and enforceability of this arbitration agreement. Unless Sac Valley Magazine and you agree otherwise, any arbitration hearings will take place in the county (or parish) of your residence.
- If your claim is for US$10,000 or less, we agree that you may choose whether the arbitration will be conducted solely on the basis of documents submitted to the arbitrator, through a telephonic hearing, or by an in-person hearing as established by the AAA Rules. If your claim exceeds US$10,000, the right to a hearing will be determined by the AAA Rules. Regardless of the manner in which the arbitration is conducted, the arbitrator shall issue a reasoned written decision sufficient to explain the essential findings and conclusions on which the award is based. If the arbitrator issues you an award that is greater than the value of Sac Valley Magazine’s last written settlement offer made before an arbitrator was selected (or if Sac Valley Magazine did not make a settlement offer before an arbitrator was selected), then Sac Valley Magazine will pay you the amount of the award or US$1,000, whichever is greater. Except as expressly set forth herein, the payment of all filing, administration and arbitrator fees will be governed by the AAA Rules.
- YOU AND Sac Valley Magazine AGREE THAT EACH MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN YOUR OR ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. Further, unless both you and Sac Valley Magazine agree otherwise, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person’s claims with your claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding. If this specific provision is found to be unenforceable, then the entirety of this arbitration provision shall be null and void. The arbitrator may award declaratory or injunctive relief only in favor of the individual party seeking relief and only to the extent necessary to provide relief warranted by that party’s individual claim.
Last updated: November 27, 2013