PopSockets LLC Canada-Only Minimum Advertised Price (“MAP”) Policy
Effective April 1, 2019
The following policy applies only in Canada.
PopSockets LLC (“PopSockets”) believes strongly in its brand, including thoughtfully designed and manufactured products that are expressive, fun, and useful. PopSockets is excited that you are a valued business partner and hopes that you are equally inspired to represent the products we dream up. Advertisements are often amongst the first experiences customers have with our brand and products, so PopSockets implemented this Policy. We envision that you will view this Policy as clear support for PopSockets’ brand, products, consumers, and you.
What does this Policy cover and where do I find the “Minimum Advertised Price?”
The Policy applies to advertisements of the PopSockets Products listed on the PopSockets MAP Schedule, which can be found at the bottom of the page. Any advertisement is covered by this Policy, including pricing listed on an internet website. Pricing information displayed at the online checkout stage of a transaction is not considered “advertising” under this Policy. That is, once pricing is associated with an actual purchase, the price becomes the selling price and this Policy is not applicable.
Reason For the Policy
Like other successful brands, PopSockets is and must remain vigilant in protecting the integrity of its reputation and products and works hard to stop all commercial traffic in counterfeit versions of its products. This policy is designed to assist in that regard, because counterfeit versions of our unique manufactured products often sell for less than our genuine PopSockets merchandise. For this reason, we request our business partners adherence to this Policy.
Compliance with the Policy
Your compliance with this Policy is strictly voluntary and you will not suffer any adverse consequence as a result of your failure to comply with the Policy.
Other important information
The Policy is non-negotiable and cannot be modified by anyone other than PopSockets. PopSockets may, however, designate promotional periods during which the terms of this Policy change; or may designate periods of time during which this Policy is not applicable. PopSockets is solely responsible for establishing the MAP for each Product and communicating the MAP to all resellers. All questions or comments regarding this MAP Policy should be directed to the policy administrator at MAP@popsockets.com. Only the policy administrator shall be responsible for determining whether a violation of this Policy has occurred, communicating decisions to resellers regarding this Policy, and receiving any other communication regarding compliance with this Policy.
This Policy is effective as of the Effective Date set forth above and supersedes all prior PopSockets policies regarding minimum advertised prices or resale prices for PopSockets’ products applicable to resellers.