Origin: a Latin derivative
meaning "Gift of the Earth."
Signing Up as a Wellness Advocate
To become a dōTERRA Wellness Advocate, each applicant must:
a. Pay a non-refundable $42.00 CAD application fee;
b. Submit a properly completed Wellness Advocate Application and Agreement to dōTERRA; and
c. Be at least 18 years old.
Acceptance or Rejection of Wellness Advocate Application and Agreement
dōTERRA reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to approve or deny submitted Wellness Advocate Application and Agreements.
Binding Effect of One Member of a Distributorship
Where there are one or more Persons who will be a part of a Distributorship as co-applicants, the action, consent, or acceptance by one binds the entire Distributorship.
Duty to Maintain Accurate Wellness Advocate Application and Agreement Information
To help ensure that dōTERRA has the most current information, Wellness Advocates must advise dōTERRA of changes to the submitted Wellness Advocate Application and Agreement with attachments. Proposed changes to personal information should be submitted on an Account Information Change Form or updated in the back office.
Business Application Addendum
A corporation, partnership, or trust may become a dōTERRA Wellness Advocate by submitting, with the Business Application Addendum, true and correct copies of the formation documents, together with any other related documents dōTERRA will request. The authorized officer, agent or trustee will sign the Wellness Advocate Application and Agreement. The signup of a business entity cannot be done online.
Agreement Term and Renewal
The term of the Agreement is one year from the date it is submitted to dōTERRA. The term will automatically renew each year unless the Wellness Advocate notifies dōTERRA or dōTERRA terminates the Agreement. The Agreement is automatically renewed each year on its annual anniversary date. The Wellness Advocate agrees and authorizes dōTERRA to automatically charge the credit card on file with dōTERRA in the amount of $30.00 CAD each year on the anniversary date to renew the Agreement with dōTERRA (“Annual Renewal Fee”). In the event that a Wellness Advocate has no Downline at the time of renewal, his account will be renewed as a Wholesale Customer’s account. dōTERRA may elect to add the Annual Renewal Fee to the next Wellness Advocate product order. The Annual Renewal Fee helps dōTERRA provide the Wellness Advocate with the necessary support materials and information on products and services, dōTERRA programs, policies and procedures, and related matters. The Annual Renewal Fee also covers the costs of all direct mailings from dōTERRA.
Simultaneous Interests in Distributorships Prohibited
A Wellness Advocate may not have a simultaneous beneficial interest or be a co-applicant in more than one Distributorship. A beneficial interest includes, but is not limited to, any ownership interest; any rights to present or future benefits, financial or otherwise; rights to purchase at wholesale prices; recognition; or other tangible or intangible benefits associated with a Distributorship or a Wholesale Customer account. Married spouses must be part of the same Distributorship and cannot have more than one Distributorship between them. A business entity owner cannot have a Distributorship in the name of the business and a separate Distributorship in the owner’s own name, or another business.
Relationship Between Wellness Advocates and dōTERRA
A Wellness Advocate is an independent contractor and not an employee, agent, partner, joint venture, legal representative, or franchisee of dōTERRA. A Wellness Advocate is not authorized to, and may not, incur any debt, expense, or obligation, or open any chequing account on behalf of, for, or in the name of dōTERRA. Wellness Advocates control the manner and means by which they operate their dōTERRA businesses, subject to compliance with the Agreement. Wellness Advocates are solely responsible for paying all expenses they incur, including but not limited to travel, food, lodging, secretarial, office, long distance telephone and other expenses. Wellness Advocates are not treated as employees of dōTERRA for any purpose, including for federal, provincial, or territorial tax purposes, and acknowledge and agree that dōTERRA is not responsible for withholding, and shall not withhold or deduct from bonuses and commissions, taxes of any kind, unless such withholding becomes legally required. Wellness Advocates agree to charge and collect the goods and services tax (“GST”), harmonized sales tax (“HST”), Quebec sales tax (“QST”), and provincial retail or sales taxes (“PST”) in accordance with applicable law.