4. Basic Business Member
The Terms and Conditions for Basic Business Membership with the American Business Association (the “ABA”) below include and are in addition to the following Terms and Conditions:
By registering as a Basic Business Member with the ABA, submitting material to the ABA business platform (the “Platform”) or using any of our website services, you are expressly agreeing to all these Terms and Conditions.
You must be at least 18 years of age to use the Platform; and by using the Platform or agreeing to these terms and conditions, you warrant and represent to us that you are at least 18 years of age.
Basic Business Member Registration Requirements: Use the Sign Up link located in the Platform header to register.
No Basic Business Membership Fee: There is no fee to become an ABA Basic Business Member.
ABA Basic Membership Benefits:
Business Member Profile Access: The ABA reserves the right to publish any member’s business profile online so that is publicly available for viewing, regardless of the profile’s state of completeness. It is the Business Member’s responsibility to complete and update their member profile with honest information for the public to see. All Business Member profile information will be open to legal search and browsing methods to access your profile information. ABA Business Member profile information will be able to be searched for and accessed by:
Consumer Member profiles are private: Business Members are not allowed to search for and find other Consumer Member profiles. Those are kept private and may be accessed only by the ABA for lawful ABA marketing activities, or made available to law enforcement officials under subpoena.
No Business Member Recommendations:The ABA makes no claims to recommend one Business Member compared with another to any ABA member or Platform User. The ABA makes no inference of superior value, quality or quantity between any of our Business Members. Members and Platform Users interact with ABA Business Members at their own risk. Members and Platform Users take full responsibility for the results of any interaction they have with ABA Business Members.
No Trademark License: Basic Business Members are not permitted to use the logo of the ABA or any other trademarks of the ABA in their website, marketing materials, or otherwise, although such usage is a benefit of becoming a Silver Business Member or Platinum Business Member.
Negative Review Perception: The Platform allows Consumer Members to review the performance of all Business Members. For any Business Member that receives five or more negative reviews per year, or negative reviews account for over 30% of all reviews posted to any one ABA Business profile during one year, the ABA reserves the right to close the business account without restitution or monetary compensation for doing so. The ABA may provide the ability of Business Members to respond or otherwise defend themselves, but is not obligated to do so.
Indemnification: In the event of any third party claim, lawsuit, demand or other action (collectively a “Claim”) against the ABA or its officers, directors, employees and contractors and their assigns and successors in interest (collectively the “Indemnified Parties”) that relates to services provided by a Business Member or the failure of such member to provide such services, the Business Member hereby agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Indemnified Parties against any and all liability, damages, losses, claims, demands, actions, causes of action, costs (including attorneys' fees and expenses) or any of them arising out of or relating to such Claim.
All disputes or claims arising out of your use of the Platform shall be submitted to binding arbitration with the American Arbitration Association. Binding arbitration shall be conducted in Atlanta, Georgia in accordance with the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association. The claim shall be decided by one arbitrator who shall be a retired federal or state court judge and who shall be selected by mutual agreement of the parties, or if the parties cannot agree, by the American Arbitration Association in Atlanta, Georgia. The only matter which may be the subject of a court action is the enforcement of this arbitration provision; provided, however, either party shall have the right to obtain provisional remedies such as injunctive relief or the appointment of a receiver.
Terms and Conditions Changes: The ABA reserves the right to change, modify or alter these Terms and Conditions at any time and without notice to ABA members or outside entities.