Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) Policy
The policy outlined here is the unilateral will of Assured Natural Distribution Inc. and can be amended at any time without prior notice. Such amendments will be communicated via mail and/or email to all involved stakeholders. This policy serves to protect the investment made by practitioner-retailer-customers by ensuring profitability in the marketplace.
The Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) governs the resale of products from Assured Natural Distribution Inc., a distributor of practitioner and natural health care supplements and natural health care products. The Minimum Advertised Price is the price set for each Assured Natural Distribution Inc. product currently available on our Order Form. The Minimum Advertised Price for each product is not subject to negotiation with individual Assured Natural Distribution Inc. practitioner-retailer-customers.
The MAP policy applies to the advertised price of every Assured Natural Distribution Inc. product in any and all media including but not limited to: flyers, coupons, emails, posters, inserts, newspapers, magazines, catalogs, direct mail, Internet, eCommerce, television, and radio.
All practitioner-retailer-customers purchasing Assured Natural Distribution Inc. products for the purposes of reselling must be officially qualified, authorized and licensed practitioner-retailer-customers. This policy applies to all practitioner-retailer-customers purchasing directly from Assured Natural Distribution Inc. or through an authorized distributor. Assured Natural Distribution Inc. practitioner-retailer-customers agree to assume all liability and responsibility for the resale of products through the internet.
If a practitioner-retailer-customer fails to comply with the MAP policy, an Assured Natural Distribution Inc. Representative will notify the practitioner-retailer-customer via telephone or email of the violation. A suspension may be placed on the practitioner-retailer-customer’s account until the “in violation” pricing has come into compliance.
If a practitioner-retailer-customer repeatedly violates the MAP policy, Assured Natural Distribution Inc. reserves the right to permanently revoke the practitioner-retailer-customer’s wholesale purchasing privileges. Assured Natural Distribution Inc. reserves the right to terminate the practitioner-retailer-customer’s account, in particular instances. A violation of Assured Natural Distribution Inc. MAP policy will almost always result in the suspension of the practitioner-retailer-customer’s account. Assured Natural Distribution Inc. reserves the right to discontinue selling any of its products to any customer who is affiliated with a website that is violating Assured Natural Distribution Inc.’s MAP policy. A one-time special promotion that is below the Assured Natural Distribution Inc. MAP policy is possible if: the practitioner-retailer-customer contacts Assured Natural Distribution Inc. 2 weeks prior to the promotion, the one-time promotional price, duration, method of publication, and event details are provided in writing, and are approved by an Assured Natural Distribution Inc. Representative.
Prices may not be concealed below MAP in internet shopping carts by using click-through practices, such as “too low to show” or “add to cart to view price.” Prices listed in the Assured Natural Distribution Inc. Order Form are for publicly advertised pricing only. Assured Natural Distribution Inc. ultimately safeguards the MAP price while the actual sales price can be established at the discretion of the retailer.
Products may never be advertised on internet auction sites such as eBay, Amazon, Beezid, Grabcart, Overstock, or classified ad sites such as Craigslist. If products appear on third party websites from untraceable sources, third party sites are obligated to adhere to the provisions of this policy. This prohibition includes, but is not limited to Amazon, eBay, and similar outlets.
International Restrictions: Products are for distribution in the Canada or United States only. Due to international supplement regulations and policies governing such products, and to protect the integrity and rights of our international distributors, products cannot be shipped internationally.
This policy prohibits the advertising of any volume discount or other promotion that would cause the per unit sales price to be advertised at less than the Assured Natural Distribution Inc. MAP policy. This does not apply to advertising within a practitioner or natural health retailer’s office or store setting. The “practitioner or natural health retailer’s office or store setting” is defined as the physical location where patients or customers are medically seen and treated by the licensed health care practitioner, or in store, as approved by Assured Natural Distribution Inc.