Charles River Apparel Inc. // Business Agreement Policy
In order to maintain the upstanding brand name of Charles River Apparel and our trademarks, as well as maintain a positive working environment for our employees, all customers of Charles River Apparel are subject to the following outlined terms and conditions. If a customer fails to comply with the policies stated herein, Charles River Apparel may, in its sole discretion and judgment, terminate the relationship with the customer. In the event of such termination, all advertising, sale or display of Charles River Apparel trademarks, products and other materials by the customer shall cease immediately.
I. Charles River Apparel will sell our products only to authorized customers who, in the sole discretion and judgment of Charles River Apparel, do not advertise, promote, distribute, sell or market in any way that disparages, misrepresents or injures Charles River Apparel’s reputation, brand name, products and/or goodwill;
II. Charles River Apparel will sell our products only to authorized customers who, in the sole discretion and judgment of Charles River Apparel, do not distribute or sell products employing any illegal or deceptive selling practices including, but not limited to, ‘loss leader’ pricing.
III. Charles River Apparel sales policy is classified as ‘restricted for customers.’ A variety of factors are considered when opening customer accounts including, but not limited to, product lines the customer carries, markets the customer targets and sells, industry affiliations and geographic location including, but not limited to, the existence of other customers in the area. CRA's customers, unless determined by CRA in its sole and absolute discretion, are prohibited from selling CRA apparel on e-commerce websites such as Amazon.com, Etsey, and EBay.
IV. No customer of Charles River Apparel shall act, or represent to any party, by implication or otherwise, to be Charles River Apparel or to sell/distribute Charles River Apparel’s product on behalf of Charles River Apparel. No customer shall re-sell Charles River Apparel product to a third party or another entity for resale.
V. All customers shall cooperate and deal professionally with Charles River Apparel and its employees, officers, representatives and agents at all times.
VI. Charles River Apparel maintains a “Minimum Retail Account Policy”. To open a retail account with Charles River Apparel, customer must place an initial minimum stocking order of $500.00. Additionally, customer must order a minimum of $1000.00 within a 12 month period to remain active.
Termination: Charles River Apparel reserves the right to terminate any customer relationship in its discretion and judgment at any time whether for a violation of these sales policies or otherwise.
I. Customer acknowledges that Charles River Apparel is the owner of all trademarks, service marks, trade names, marketing materials and other intellectual property associated with Charles River Apparel products. This agreement does not give the customer any right or interest in any intellectual property or trademarks of Charles River Apparel. No Charles River Apparel trademarks, trade names, marketing materials or other intellectual property names shall be used or registered by the customer or used as part of customer’s internet domain names, email addresses, meta tag or key word, including shown through an affiliate or third party (including but not limited to third party websites), without Charles River Apparel’s express written consent, which consent may be revoked at any time.
MINIMUM ADVERTISED PRICE (MAP)
I. All Charles River Apparel prices are subject to change without notice. Charles River Apparel assumes no responsibility and shall incur no liability whatsoever if price change notices are not received. Merchandise is subject to change or withdrawal, or may be temporarily or permanently out of stock. Charles River Apparel assumes no liability for delays in product availability or for failure to deliver product for any reason, including due to any inability to obtain supplies. Charles River Apparel reserves the right to add service, handling or other fees to its pricing at its discretion at any time and without notice.
II. Customers may not sell, advertise or promote Charles River Apparel products, or cause the products to be advertised or promoted at prices discounted below our published MAP Pricing (reference “MAP Policy and Pricing”).
All questions regarding this Agreement shall be directed, in writing, to: Charles River Apparel, Attn: Legal Counsel, 1205 Providence Highway, Sharon, MA 02067, USA. Charles River Apparel will not, under any circumstances, discuss the business dealings of any authorized customer with any other authorized customer. Charles River Apparel reserves the right to elect not to enforce advertising price policies for high volume orders or under special contractual agreements and reserves the right to modify or amend these policies unilaterally, at any time or without notice.