Policies & Procedures
The obligations and rights of all Greenwood Health Systems Inc. Partners are explained in this document.
By participating in the Greenwood Health Systems Inc. Program, placing orders, referring others and/or accepting royalty/bonus checks, Partners agree to be bound by these obligations, and agree to hold the Company harmless for anything they do which does not conform to these Policies and Procedures.
When a new Partner is accepted into Greenwood Health Systems Inc., they will choose a Partner Username, which will be used for all transactions with Greenwood Health Systems Inc.
Partners also indemnify Greenwood Health Systems Inc. for any possible damages that may result from any activities engaged in by them that do not conform to these policies and procedures.
Greenwood Health Systems Inc. is open to all Citizens and Legal Residents of the United States of America (and certain other countries) from all walks of life, regardless of sex, race, nationality, religious beliefs, political affiliations or age, as long as the applicant is at least 18 years of age, or of legal age in the state where they live, or is otherwise legally capable of entering into a contractual agreement.
Individuals may become Partners by registering, and providing the Company with their name, e-mail address and telephone number. Such registration with Greenwood Health Systems Inc. may be by telephone, telefax, USPS or through the Internet.
Partners may refer other individuals to Greenwood Health Systems Inc. if they desire. However, in order to maintain an active partnership and participate in the Company's Compensation Plan and earn royalties, bonuses, or any type of compensation, one must first comply with our published Personal Order requirements as determined by the then current and published Greenwood Health Systems Inc. Compensation Plan.
All Partners who choose to earn income by participating in the Company's Compensation Plan agree to abide by and be bound by these Policies and Procedures.
Partners must be of legal age in the state where they live.
Partners must accept the Partner Application and Agreement provided by the Company. They can then earn bonuses based on the volume of PRODUCT purchases made by other Partners and/or Consumers they Sponsor directly and indirectly according to the Company's published Compensation Plan.
Partners are solely responsible for making certain that they order on or before the close of business, which is 2400hrs (GMT) or 1800hrs (CST) on the last business day of each month to qualify for bonuses.
Partners are responsible for making certain that Greenwood Health Systems Inc. receives good funds for that purchase.
If payment is made by debit or credit card and for any reason that payment is declined or rejected, the order cannot be processed and will not count toward qualification nor will compensation be paid on it.
Sponsor is the term used to define a Partner who refers one or more individuals to Greenwood Health Systems Inc. who then become Partners.
The Sponsor is primarily responsible for ensuring their personally sponsored downline Partners are properly trained with respect to the Greenwood Health Systems Inc., Policies and Procedures, Compensation Plan, sound business practices and sales strategies on an on-going basis.
Sponsors must fulfill the obligation of performing a bona fide supervisory role in helping their sponsored Partners develop their Greenwood Health Systems Inc. business.
1. TERM OF REPRESENTATIVESHIP.
The initial term of Partnership shall be INDEFINITE so long as they stay in good standing and active.
ABOUT THE PERSONAL INFORMATION THIS WEBSITE COLLECTS AND HOW IT IS USED
This website routinely collects information about its visitors, subscribers, members, and customers. This information is obtained in various ways, such as:
2. RELATIONSHIPS AND POSITIONS.
Each individual may hold ONE position and ONE position only. The position may be held as an individual, or in the form of a business entity such as a partnership, corporation, limited liability company, DBA or business trust, so long as they are in compliance with the laws of the jurisdiction in which that Partner lives. While the company does not permit the practice of personal multiple positions, we understand that there are many who desire to have their families involved in this business with them and we have only one restriction on partners of the same family each holding a single position each. That restriction is that we do not permit what is commonly known as "Stacking". Stacking occurs when multiple family partners each only sponsor each other vertically and then position the bulk of their team under the lowest partner in the stack. This practice is grounds for removal of the entire stack as we do not tolerate the attempted manipulation of our compensation plan.
3. CHANGES IN STATUS.
A. Death: Upon death or incapacity of the Partner, his/her rights to bonuses and position, together with Partnership responsibilities, shall pass to his/her legal successors in interest upon written request and approval by Greenwood Health Systems Inc. Such permission shall not be unreasonably withheld.
The successors must complete a new Partner Application and Agreement Form and fulfill all responsibilities of the Position in so far as performing the duties of sponsorship in order to receive compensation as provided by the Company's Compensation Plan. The successor shall, thereafter, be entitled to all the rights and subject to all the obligations of any other Greenwood Health Systems Inc. Partner, as long as they continue to meet the requirements of the Company's Compensation Plan and continue complying with the Policies and Procedures of the Company. If the person inheriting a position of a deceased Partner already has an Greenwood Health Systems Inc. position, that person must agree to do their best to maintain the business activities in both positions.
B. Divorce: If a married couple becomes divorced the Company will simply continue bonus payments to the position, however it was previously registered with the Company, until proper legal notification stating otherwise is provided to the Company.
4. SPONSORING POLICY.
A. Compensation: Partners are at all times compensated based solely on the sales of products.
B. First Application: Partners have the right to sponsor others. In addition, every person has the ultimate right to choose his or her own Sponsor. If two Partners should claim to be Sponsors of the same new Partner, Greenwood Health Systems Inc. shall regard the first application received by the company as controlling. In the case of a dispute between Sponsors, the Company reserves the right to make the final decision as to who the Sponsor shall be, based on all the information available to the Company at the time. If additional information becomes available at a later date, the Company reserves the right to modify its decision..
C. Compliance: By the act of sponsoring new Partners into Greenwood Health Systems Inc., Partners must make the commitment to be Sponsors. If the sponsoring Partner fails to follow through and complete the duties of a Sponsor as outlined herein, the Company, at its discretion, reserves the right to revoke or suspend privileges of a Partner to sponsor other Partners.
D. Age: There is no limit as to the number of new Partners that can be sponsored by any one individual. However, all individuals sponsored into Greenwood Health Systems Inc. must be 18 years of age or of legal age in the state where they live, and be legally capable of entering into a contractual agreement.
E. Partnership in other Companies: Unlike many other companies in this industry, we place no restrictions whatsoever on our Partners rights to join, promote or purchase products from competing companies. We do not, however, tolerate "Cross Line Sponsoring"
F. Cross line Sponsoring: Cross line sponsoring is defined as the act of offering products or the income opportunity of another company to a Partner of Greenwood Health Systems Inc. who is not personally sponsored by you. In addition, suggesting any Greenwood Health Systems Inc. Partner, or group of Partners, change their sponsorship is also defined as cross line sponsoring. Cross line sponsoring, or attempting to do so, is absolutely forbidden and is grounds for suspension or termination as an Greenwood Health Systems Inc. Partner.
G. International Sponsoring: International sponsoring in the countries listed on our website as "open for business" is permitted.
5. SALE OR TRANSFER OF POSITION.
Partners have the right to sell, assign, or transfer their position at any time.
6. CHANGING SPONSORS.
Changing Sponsors is NOT permitted except in the following circumstance.
1. Resigning from Greenwood Health Systems Inc. entirely and waiting six months to re-apply under a new Sponsor. If you resign from the Company you will lose any downline you have built.
7. RIGHTS GRANTED.
Greenwood Health Systems Inc. grants the Partner a non-exclusive right upon the terms and conditions contained in this Agreement, to purchase products and promote and sell its products in the United States ONLY.
8. INDEPENDENT BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP.
A. Independent Partners: While our members are commonly referred to as "Partners", the usage of this term does not grant or even imply any legal status other than member or distributor. Partners are TOTALLY independent. They are not franchisees, joint ventures', partners, agents or employees of Greenwood Health Systems Inc. Partners are prohibited from stating or implying, orally or in writing, that they are franchisees, joint ventures', agents or employees of Greenwood Health Systems Inc. Partners have no authority to bind Greenwood Health Systems Inc. to any obligation.
B. Indemnification: Each and every Partner agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Greenwood Health Systems Inc., its officers, agents, and directors against any claim, demand, liability, loss, cost, or expense, including but not limited to attorney's fees, arising or alleged to arise in connection with the Partner or any other Representative's Greenwood Health Systems Inc. business.
C. Hours: Each Partner is encouraged to establish their own hours and determine their own methods of sale, so long as the Partner complies with these Greenwood Health Systems Inc. Policies and Procedures.
D. Volume: Partners are encouraged to keep track of their actual personal volume during any given month and not rely solely on the monthly volume figures provided by Greenwood Health Systems Inc. as a courtesy to all Partners.
E. Receivables: Greenwood Health Systems Inc. reserves the right to deduct any accounts receivable balances owed by Partners to Greenwood Health Systems Inc. from the partners bonus and/or commission checks.
F. Pricing: Greenwood Health Systems Inc. product prices and shipping and handling charges are subject to change at any time at the sole discretion of the company.
9. REPRESENTATIONS MADE BY Partners.
A. Income Claims: No false or misleading income projections, including those based solely on mathematical projections without regard to probable sale success, may be made to prospective Partners.
B. Product Claims: Partners can only make claims regarding the benefits of Greenwood Health Systems Inc. products that are acceptable to local and federal regulatory agencies including, but not limited to, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission.
C. Direct Purchasing: All Greenwood Health Systems Inc. Partners can buy product directly from the Company.
Purchases made between Partners in the field and not processed by Greenwood Health Systems Inc. are considered private transactions between the Partners and as such are not eligible for return to the Company and are not eligible for royalty overrides.
10. INCOME AND OTHER TAXES.
Partners will not be treated as employees, franchisees, joint ventures', agents or partners, with respect to the Internal Revenue Code, Social Security Act, Federal Unemployment Acts, Affordable Care Act (ACA), or any other federal, state, or local statute, ordinance, rule, or regulation.
Partners are responsible for paying local, state, and federal taxes due on earnings from commissions generated from the sale of Greenwood Health Systems Inc. products.
Partners who are citizens of The United States of America shall provide a valid SSN or EIN in order to become eligible for the payment of bonuses. Partners from any other country are exempt from this provision.
Any Partner residing in the United States of America who fails to provide a valid SSN or EIN is automatically disqualified from receiving any and all bonuses.
All Partners shall comply with all federal, state, and local statutes and regulations relating to the operation of their businesses. All are responsible for their own managerial decisions and expenditures, including all estimated income and self-employment taxes.
BULLETIN BOARDS AND PUBLIC FORUMS
Visitors, subscribers, members, or customers who use any site provided bulletin boards or other public forums, such as chat rooms, do so at their own risk. You may not assume that the site monitors these services or protects you in any manner from information you post publicly or share with anyone else via these services.
11. SALES TAXES.
Some Greenwood Health Systems Inc. products may be subject to sales tax in certain states. The amount of sales tax, if any, varies from state to state and at different localities within states. In order to ensure that governmental satisfaction of state sales tax requirements are met, it is the policy of Greenwood Health Systems Inc. to collect and remit all applicable sales tax. The amount of sales tax is based upon the product's price calculated at the local tax rate of the person to whom the products are being shipped. Partners can recoup their prepaid sales tax at the time of sale, if and when they resell Greenwood Health Systems Inc. products. Partners who prefer to collect and remit sales tax themselves, must furnish Greenwood Health Systems Inc. with a true and correct copy of their current state approved resale tax certificate showing their resale tax number along with any additional information required by the Company from time to time. In the absence of a bona fide resale tax certificate, Greenwood Health Systems Inc. will continue to collect sales taxes until such time as a bona fide resale tax certificate is received.
12. SEVENTY PERCENT RULE.
The Company strongly encourages retailing of products to other consumers. We do not allow front loading or excessive purchasing of inventory. In order to guard against such practices, Greenwood Health Systems Inc. requires that by placing their orders, every Partner certifies that they have sold or consumed at least 70% of the products contained in their prior orders.
13. PAYMENT OF COMMISSIONS / BONUSES.
A. Definitions: Partners are compensated with commissions, for the sale of Greenwood Health Systems Inc. products in their organization. These commissions can be earned based on the specifications of the Greenwood Health Systems Inc. Compensation Plan.
B. Special Programs: Greenwood Health Systems Inc. may offer special programs from time to time, that may become a part of the basic Compensation Plan or remain as extras, either optional or obligatory. To participate in these special programs and the compensation that may result, Partners must comply with the requirements of each individual program.
C. Special Privileged Compensation: Services and Programs: Partners are qualified to receive compensation based on the basic Compensation Plan by complying with the Policies and Procedures of Greenwood Health Systems Inc. However, additional bonuses and other forms of compensation may be made available based on certain specific requirements. These bonuses and services relate to the serious business builder and are considered privileged. For Partners to receive these privileged bonuses requires special agreement between Greenwood Health Systems Inc. and the Partner, and may include special caveats such as non-compete clauses.
D. Monthly: All Commissions and achievement levels are calculated on a calendar or monthly basis. It is the responsibility of the Partner to have placed all their orders that they wish to have credited to any given month's business by the end of the last business day of that month. It is also their responsibility to make certain that bona fide payment is made at the same time. Credit card payments and electronic check transfers that cannot be processed due to lack of funds cannot be accepted and will result in the order not being credited.
E. Check Dates: Commission checks that amount to twenty five dollars or more are mailed by the Company, or direct deposited into the designated account of the Partners no later than the tenth business day of the month following the month in which those commissions were earned. For example, commissions earned during the month of August are paid on the tenth business day of September. The exact business day depends on the year, including allowances for legal holidays. Other special bonuses are mailed according to the specifications of the Company's Compensation Plan.
F. Bonus Check Cashing: Bonus Checks received by Partners are good and payable for ninety days from the date they are written and are automatically voided after ninety days.
14. DISPLAY AND USE OF NAME.
A. Advertising: The name Greenwood Health Systems Inc. and the names of Greenwood Health Systems Inc. products are trademarks of Greenwood Health Systems Inc. Only the Company is authorized to produce and market products and literature under these trademarks. Use of the Greenwood Health Systems Inc. name on items not produced by Greenwood Health Systems Inc. must be accompanied with the Representative's Name and "Partner" and must comply with Company Policies.
B. Literature and Sales Literature: Partners are required to submit proposed literature to the Company for approval.
C. Print Advertising: Greenwood Health Systems Inc. Partners shall only advertise Greenwood Health Systems Inc. products or the Company's Compensation Plan consistent with the policies of the Company. Partners agree to make no false or fraudulent representation about Greenwood Health Systems Inc., the products, the compensation plan, or income earning potentials.
D. Blind Ads: As a Partner of Greenwood Health Systems Inc. you are not restricted from promoting your business in any legal manner, and may advertise without approval from Greenwood Health Systems Inc. by using "blind ads." Blind ads are any written, video, or audio advertisements that do not use the Greenwood Health Systems Inc. names or trademarks. Still these ads must be honest, ethical and comply with local, state and federal guidelines.
15. TELEPHONE USAGE.
A. Telephone Solicitation: The use of the Greenwood Health Systems Inc. name or copyright may not be made with automatic calling devices or "boiler room" operations either to solicit new Partners or retail customers.
B. Telephone Answering: A Partner shall not answer the telephone with simply Greenwood Health Systems Inc. or in any manner that gives the impression that the caller has reached an official Greenwood Health Systems Inc. Office.
16. LABELING AND PACKAGING.
Partners may not repackage Greenwood Health Systems Inc. products in any way.
17. TRADE SHOWS.
Partners may promote Greenwood Health Systems Inc. products at fairs and trade shows.
18. THE INTERNET.
No Partner may set up any type of web site that mentions (or links to) Greenwood Health Systems Inc. unless all material used on that site has been previously approved by Greenwood Health Systems Inc.. No Representative's web site may give the impression to one using the Internet that they have reached the Greenwood Health Systems Inc. corporate web site.
The use of "SPAM" as a marketing practice is not tolerated. Greenwood Health Systems Inc. is committed to permission-based email marketing practices, and as a result has established a ZERO-tolerance Anti-Spam Policy. Any Partner proven to be using ANY form of SPAM to promote our company, products or opportunity will have their partnership immediately cancelled.
19. CHANGES IN POLICY.
Greenwood Health Systems Inc. expressly reserves the right to alter or amend product prices, Policies and Procedures, and the Compensation Plan. Upon notification to the general Partnership, any amendments are automatically incorporated as part of the agreement between Greenwood Health Systems Inc. and its Partners.
20. CANCELLATION, RESIGNATION AND TERMINATION.
A. Voluntary Cancellation:
Partners may voluntarily terminate their Partnership status at any time by sending a signed resignation notice to Greenwood Health Systems Inc.. Partners who have resigned may not reapply for Partnership for a period of six calendar months.
B. Involuntary Cancellation:
Greenwood Health Systems Inc. reserves the right to terminate any Partner who violates any of the terms of the Partners Application and Agreement, Policies and Procedures, or for any other just cause deemed not in the best interest of the Company or it's Partnership. Involuntary termination is effective when the formal written notice is mailed by certified mail with return receipt requested to the Partners current address as shown on Greenwood Health Systems Inc. records, or when the Partner receives actual notice, whichever occurs first. If a terminated Partner reapplies, the Company has sole discretion whether the application is approved.
A terminated Partner may appeal their termination by submitting a letter of appeal that states the grounds for their appeal. This letter must be received by Greenwood Health Systems Inc. within fifteen days of the date of the mailing of the original termination notice from Greenwood Health Systems Inc.. If Greenwood Health Systems Inc. has not received a letter of appeal within fifteen days, the termination shall automatically become final. If the Partner desires, he or she may file an appeal for reconsideration, and must file their appeal before submitting to binding arbitration regarding the termination. If the Partner files a timely appeal, it will be reviewed and the termination reconsidered by an impartial appeals panel established by the Company, and the Partner will be notified of the decision. The decision of the panel shall be final and subject to no further review. If the appeal is denied, the termination shall remain in effect as of the date of the Greenwood Health Systems Inc. original termination notice.
D. Effect of Termination:
Voluntary or Involuntary termination will result in the Partners loss of the rights to their sponsored downline organization and their status in Greenwood Health Systems Inc.. The downline organization then moves upline to the next active Sponsor in the terminated Partners upline and remains there whether or not the terminated or terminating Partner subsequently reenters the Company's Compensation Plan. This holds true unless the Partner has successfully appealed an involuntary termination.
The terminated Partner agrees to immediately cease representing themselves as a Partner. Should a terminated Partner continue to represent themselves as a Greenwood Health Systems Inc. Partner, they will be subject to legal action.
21. RETURN POLICY.
Product Guarantee / Refund Policy:
Partners: Partners are provided with a thirty-day (30 day) money-back guarantee on the FIRST bottle of any product (or products) purchased. If a Partner is dissatisfied with their FIRST ORDER of any Greenwood Health Systems Inc. product under the Company's guarantee policy, he or she may return it to Greenwood Health Systems Inc. within 30 days from the date of purchase for either credit or refund of the purchase price, excluding commissions paid, shipping charges and handling fees.
If a Partner receives a defective product, they may return it for an exchange.
Any Partner returning any FIRST ORDER and requesting a refund (as opposed to an exchange product) for whatever reason shall be given a full refund excluding commissions paid, shipping charges and handling fees, if such order is returned within the 30 days of purchase. Once the applicable refund has been paid to the partner, the partner shall be permanently removed from our database, and shall not be eligible to rejoin or make any further product purchases at any time.
IMPORTANT NOTE: AUTOSHIP ORDERS, ONCE SHIPPED, ARE NOT RETURNABLE FOR A REFUND UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. Naturally if a partner receives a damaged product as part of their AUTOSHIP ORDER, they may return it for a replacement product.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Product sales made by Partners to Non-Partners are NOT covered by ANY Greenwood Health Systems Inc. money-back guarantee as these transactions are not Greenwood Health Systems Inc. transactions. In simple English, this means that if a partner sell products to a non-partner, Greenwood Health Systems Inc. is not responsible for any refund requested as Greenwood Health Systems Inc. was not involved in the sale.
22. LEAD ASSIGNMENT POLICY.
Greenwood Health Systems Inc. reserves the right to make final determinations with respect to distribution or retention of company generated leads.
23. METHOD OF PAYMENT.
Greenwood Health Systems Inc. will accept payment in United States funds by Check, VISA, MasterCard or Discover Card. Each order must have its own individual payment.
24. CHANGE OF ADDRESS, NAME, STATUS.
Report all changes of address, personal name, marital status, or other pertinent information to Greenwood Health Systems Inc. as soon as possible after the change. Changes must be provided to the Company in writing to avoid mistakes and so that proper verification can be established.
Greenwood Health Systems Inc. normally ships products by The USPS Priority Mail Service. At the discretion of the Company, different shippers may be selected from time to time.
26. GENERAL PROVISIONS.
A. Record Keeping: Greenwood Health Systems Inc. encourages Partners to keep accurate records of all their business activities.
B. Government Endorsement: Greenwood Health Systems Inc. abides by all rules and regulations of each state and federal government with regard to the operation of network marketing companies. However, federal and state regulatory agencies do not specifically approve or endorse any direct selling programs. Therefore, Partners may not represent or imply, directly or indirectly, that the Greenwood Health Systems Inc. program has any specific endorsement by any governmental agency.
C. Non-Waiver Provision: Failure of Greenwood Health Systems Inc. to exercise any rights stated in the Policies and Procedures, Compensation Plan, Representative's Application and Agreement, Terms of Sale, or to insist upon strict compliance by a Partner with any obligation or provision herein, shall not constitute a waiver of the Company's right to demand exact compliance herewith. Waiver by Greenwood Health Systems Inc. can be effected only in writing by an authorized officer of Greenwood Health Systems Inc.. Any Greenwood Health Systems Inc. waiver of any particular default by a Partner shall not affect or impair the Company's rights with respect to any subsequent default, nor shall it affect in any way the rights or obligations of any other Partner. Nor shall any delay or omission by Greenwood Health Systems Inc. to exercise any right arising from default affect or impair the Company's rights as to that or any subsequent default.
D. Jurisdiction and Venue: This agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Kansas and the parties agree that any claim, dispute or other difference shall be resolved by binding arbitration pursuant to the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association with arbitration to occur at a location selected by Greenwood Health Systems Inc. Louisiana residents may choose venue in state or federal court in Louisiana, or arbitration in New Orleans. This Agreement is binding upon the successors and assigns of both parties.
E. Entire Agreement: This statement of Policies and Procedures is incorporated into the Partner Application and Agreement and constitutes the entire agreement of the parties regarding their business relationship.
Any passwords given to Partners to enable such Partners to access areas of either the Greenwood Health Systems Inc. web site, the Partners Backroom web site or any other site so designated by the company are for the exclusive use of that Partner. These passwords are not to be given to any other person at any time. Failure to abide by this, or attempting to do so, is absolutely forbidden and is grounds for suspension or termination as a Greenwood Health Systems Inc. Partner.
28. CREDIT CARD CHARGES AND CREDIT CARD FRAUD PENALTIES.
Buyer warrants that he or she is over 18 years of age, not subject to the Child Online Privacy Act, of legal age to enter into contractual agreements in the state in which he is present when he makes this purchase, and is the true and authorized owner of the credit card used to make this purchase. Any Buyer who violates any of these requirements may be liable for civil or criminal prosecution and agrees that all information collected by this website may be used for prosecution and may be turned over to law enforcement agencies or to credit card companies and merchant service providers.
29. ETHICAL BUSINESS PRACTICES.
Greenwood Health Systems Inc. believes in the highest ethics in business practices. Greenwood Health Systems Inc. reserves the right to terminate any Partnership Agreement with individuals who do not conduct their business in a totally ethical manner. False or misleading advertising, misrepresentation of Greenwood Health Systems Inc. products, infringement of Company trademarks, dishonest business conduct and other acts not in the best interest of the Company and other Greenwood Health Systems Inc. Partners shall be looked upon by Greenwood Health Systems Inc. as serious deviations from Company Policies and Procedures and may lead to termination at the discretion of Greenwood Health Systems Inc.
By proper implementation of these Policies and Procedures, Greenwood Health Systems Inc. can protect the businesses and reputations of individuals who have put forth the effort to establish businesses and reputations as Independent Greenwood Health Systems Inc. Partners.