Gather Redemption & Compensation Policy
Gather Redemption & Compensation Policy
1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
Gather.com ("Gather") thanks you for your contributions to the Gather community and welcomes you to the Gather Earnings Page located at http://www.earnings.gather.com. You can redeem the points ("Gather Points™") you earn on Gather subject to the following Redemption & Compensation Policy ("RCP") which may be updated by us from time to time without notice to you. You understand that, when you use the Gather Earnings Page, you will be subject to this RCP and any posted policies, guidelines or rules applicable to other Gather -owned or -operated services.
2. REDEMPTION AND COMPENSATION
Gather Points may be redeemed by registered users ("Members") (a) for products and services offered by Gather or other participating third-party vendors (b) to make donations to pre-approved non-profit organizations ("Non-Profits") and (c) for cash payments. Gather reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to determine the value and/or the expiration of Gather Points. In addition, Gather, in its sole discretion, may adjust or delete Gather Points or cash balances from a Member's earnings account if Gather determines that any Gather Points have been awarded mistakenly or inappropriately or if a Member violates this RCP or any other Gather policy or agreement. In the event that you don't log in to the Services for a period of six (6) months, your Gather Points shall automatically expire. In all circumstances, Gather will retain sole and absolute discretion with respect to the award of Gather Points and the redemption of Gather Points by any Members.
4. U.S. MEMBERS ONLY
Currently, Members located within the continental United States, Alaska, and Hawaii may redeem Gather Points via the Gather Earnings Page. No shipments can be made to APO or FPO addresses, United States territories, or addresses outside the United States. If you are a Member located outside of the continental United States, Alaska, or Hawaii, please Contact Gather Member Support for further information.
5. REDEEMING GATHER POINTS FOR MERCHANDISE, GIFT CARDS, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES
6. REDEEMING GATHER POINTS FOR DONATIONS TO NON-PROFITS
7. REDEEMING GATHER POINTS FOR CASH
8. PROCESSING OF REDEMPTION AND COMPENSATION REQUESTS
9. PROCESSING FEES
Gather reserves the right to charge a processing fee for the completion of any redemption or compensation requests. The specific fee, if any, to be charged by Gather will be detailed on the Gather Points Order Page.
10. CONFIRMATION OF REDEMPTION AND COMPENSATION REQUESTS
Gather will send you confirmation of your redemption or payment request via email to the email address on record with Gather. If you have not included a current email address, shipment and receipt of your order, receipt of your cash payment, or notice from the applicable Non-Profit, will serve as confirmation.
11. TAX CONSIDERATIONS
Members should be aware that Gather may issue Form 1099s to Members who receive merchandise, gifts cards, cash, or other products and services that equate to greater than six hundred dollars ($600) in value in any given year. You should consult a tax expert for any tax-related questions regarding your Gather membership, Gather Points or cash payments. Gather hereby, specifically, declines to offer any tax advice to Members.
12. CANCELLATIONS, RETURNS AND REFUNDS
Members will not be allowed to cancel redemption or compensation requests and once a request is submitted it will be processed. Gather will not accept returned Offers unless the Offer delivered to the Member is materially defective upon receipt. In such cases, Gather will send a new Offer to the Member but, under no circumstances, will Gather issue credits to any Member's earnings account. This shall be the Member's sole remedy for the receipt of defective items. In addition, Gather will not accept any requests for revocations of donations to Non-Profits made pursuant to Section 6 above.
All Offers and opportunities to make donations to Non-Profits featured on the Gather Points Offers Page are subject to availability and may be reviewed, modified, or revoked by Gather at any time. Gather may also suspend cash payments at any time at its sole discretion. Gather reserves the right to suspend any of the programs covered by this RCP at any time.
14. INTERRUPTION OF SERVICE
Gather will not be responsible for any interruptions in service resulting in lost Gather Points and/or redemption or compensation transactions in accordance with the Gather User Terms of Service accessible at: http://www.gather.com/userTerms.jsp.
15. GENERAL INFORMATION
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