AUTHORIZATION AND AGREEMENT (REGISTRANT(S) MUST READ AND SIGN)
AGREEMENT TO MEDIATE AND ARBITRATE DISPUTES – Doctors Vitamins LLC and its IBOs mutually agree to resolve all claims and disputes arising out of or relating to an Independent Business, the IBO Contract as defined in Rule 1.1 of the Doctors Vitamins Rules of Conduct ("Rule" or "Rules"), as well as disputes involving Business Support Materials (“BSM”), as defined in Rule 7, under the Dispute Resolution Procedures described in the Rules, specifically Rule 11. The Rules shall be part of this IBO Registration Agreement (“Agreement”) and are incorporated by reference. A copy of the Rules is available to review at www.DoctorsVitamins.Org
I agree to submit any dispute I may have with another IBO, a former IBO, Doctor Vitamins LLC, as defined in Rule 7, to conciliation under Rule 11.4. I further agree that if any claim or dispute cannot be resolved by good faith efforts in conciliation under Rule 11.4, I will submit any remaining claim or dispute arising out of or relating to my Independent Business, the IBO Contract (including any claim against another IBO, a former IBO, or any such IBO’s officers, directors, agents, or employees; or against Doctor Vitamins LLC and any parent, subsidiary, affiliate, predecessor or successor thereof, or any of their officers, directors, agents, or employees) to binding arbitration in accordance with Rule 11.5. The arbitration award shall be final and binding and judgment may be entered upon it by any court of competent jurisdiction. Demand for arbitration shall be made within 2 years after the claim arose, but in no event after the date when the initiation of legal proceedings would have been barred by the applicable statute of limitations, subject to the tolling provision in Rule 11.5.5. it may be amended from time to time, shall govern the interpretation and enforcement of the arbitration rules and arbitration proceedings in Florida. The agreement to conciliate and arbitrate under Rule 11 is reciprocal and binds Doctors Vitamins, IBOs and Approved Providers.
The Arbitrator, and not any federal, state or local court or agency shall have exclusive authority to resolve any dispute relating to the interpretation, applicability, enforceability or formation of this
Agreement, including, but not limited to, any claim that all or any part of this Agreement is void or voidable.
BUSINESS SUPPORT MATERIALS – Some IBOs and Doctor Vitamins LLC accredited third-party providers (“Approved Providers”) offer optional BSM to IBOs (See Rule 7 for more information). I UNDERSTAND THAT I DO NOT HAVE TO BUY BSM TO BECOME AN IBO AND THAT BSM MAY BE HELPFUL BUT ARE NOT NECESSARY TO BE A SUCCESSFUL IBO. BSM ARE OFFERED SEPARATELY FROM THE Doctors Vitamins BUSINESS BY IBOS AND APPROVED PROVIDERS THAT ARE NOT OWNED OR OPERATED BY Doctors Vitamins. I further understand that Doctors Vitamins does not earn any revenue from my purchase of BSM from IBOs or Approved Providers; some IBOs and Approved Providers earn income (which is not paid by Doctors Vitamins) from the sale of BSM to IBOs; IBOs and Approved Providers are required to meet Doctors Vitamins’ Quality Assurance Standards for BSM (See Rule 7); I may have rights to a refund from the seller under certain circumstances; in deciding whether or not to purchase BSM, I will use my own good judgment and ensure that expenditures are consistent with my goals and with the profitability of my business; and, if I choose to purchase BSM, I will do so only after I have registered as an IBO, and after I have assessed my own needs for BSM. In addition, Doctors Vitamins offers optional free training for IBOs in marketing and merchandising.
REGISTRANT(S) - I certify that all of the information above is complete and correct, including my sponsoring IBO. I have read and agree to adhere to the terms of this Agreement, including the Doctors Vitamins Terms and Conditions printed on the reverse side (Page 2 of 2). I need only select the Business Services & Support portion of the Doctors Vitamins Registration Package to become an IBO. I certify that in deciding to become an IBO I have relied solely on the earnings representations and information contained in the Plan.