The Wellness Advocate and Customer relationships are the most valuable relationship at doTERRA. The Company takes great pleasure in teaming up with Wellness Advocates to present and offer our life-changing products and opportunity.
A. Signing Up as a Wellness Advocate. To become a doTERRA Wellness Advocate, each applicant must:
1. Pay a non-refundable $35.00 application fee.
2. Sign-up with doTERRA online or submit a properly completed Wellness Advocate Agreement Form to the Company within 30 days from the date of the Agreement;
3. Be of legal age in his or her state of residence and be competent to enter into the Agreement;
4. For Wellness Advocates only, have and provide a valid tax identification number.
B. Signing Up as a Wholesale Customer. An individual may apply to be a Wholesale Customer by signing-up online with doTERRA, or by completing the requirements as set forth in the Wholesale Customer Agreement Form.
C. Wholesale Customers Who Wish to Become Wellness Advocates. A Wholesale Customer may become a Wellness Advocate by signing a Wellness Advocate Agreement and by completing the signup requirements.
D. Acceptance or Rejection of Wellness Advocate Applications. doTERRA reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to approve or decline submitted Wellness Advocates Application or online sign-up.
E. Inaccurate Applications. An incomplete, incorrect, or fraudulent form will be deemed invalid from its inception.
F. 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.
G. Duty to Maintain Accurate Information. To help ensure that the Company has the most current information, Wellness Advocates must advise the Company of changes to the submitted forms and attachments. Proposed changes to personal information should be submitted on a new Wellness Advocate, or Business Application Addendum with the word “Amended” written across the top. All parties to the Distributorship should sign the amended agreement before submitting it to the Company.
H. Business Application Addendum. A Corporation, LLC, partnership, or trust may become a doTERRA Wellness Advocate by submitting, with the Business Application Addendum, true and correct copies of the formation documents, together with any other related documents the Company will request. The authorized officer, agent or trustee will sign the Wellness Advocate. The signup of a business entity cannot be done online.
I. Term of Contract and Contract Renewal. The term of the Contract is one year from the date it is submitted to doTERRA. Unless the Wellness Advocate notifies the Company of his intent not to renew, or unless the Contract is terminated by the Company, the Contract is automatically renewed each year on its annual anniversary date. The Wellness Advocate agrees to pay an Annual Renewal Fee on or before the anniversary date of acceptance of the application. The Wellness Advocate agrees and authorizes the Company to automatically charge the credit card on file with the Company in the amount of $25.00 plus tax each year on the anniversary date to renew the Contract with the Company. A Wellness Advocate who does not have a Downline on the renewal date will be renewed as a Wholesale Customer, and agrees to be subject to the Wholesale Customer Agreement Form. The Company may elect to add the Annual Renewal Fee to the next product order. The Annual Renewal Fee helps the Company provide the Wellness Advocate with the necessary support materials and information on products and services, Company programs, policies and procedures, and related matters. The Annual Renewal Fee also covers the costs of all communications from the Company.
J. 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, or simultaneously own a beneficial interest in a Wholesale Customer account. 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 Wholesale Customer. Married spouses must be part of the same Distributorship, and cannot have more than one Distributorship between them, or own a beneficial interest in a Wholesale Customer account. A business owner cannot have a Distributorship in the name of the business and a separate Distributorship in the owner’s own name, or have a beneficial interest in a Wholesale Customer account, or another business. An exception to this rule is the Presidential Diamond Multiplier Account. See, Section 10.B.5.
K. Independent Contractor Relationship Between Wellness Advocate and the Company. A Wellness Advocate is an independent contractor and not an employee, agent, partner, legal representative or franchisee of doTERRA. A Wellness Advocate is not authorized to and will not incur any debt, expense or obligation, or open any checking account on behalf of, for, or in the name of doTERRA. Wellness Advocates control the manner and means by which they operate their doTERRA businesses, subject to compliance with the Contract. 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 the Company for federal or state tax purposes, and acknowledge and agree that the Company is not responsible for withholding and shall not withhold or deduct from bonuses and commissions FICA, or taxes of any kind, unless such withholding becomes legally required. Wellness Advocates are bound by all sales tax collection and remittance agreements between the Company, all appropriate taxing jurisdictions, and all related rules and procedures.
L. Company Recognition. The Company may choose to recognize Wellness Advocates at selected events and in various publications including conventions and magazines. Recognition will be based upon criteria and standards adopted and changed, from time to time, by the Company. The Company will typically recognize Wellness Advocates at the highest Rank they achieved for at least three of the most recent twelve months, except for first time Rank achievement.
M. Georgia Residents. Georgia State law requires that a multilevel distribution company shall make available certain disclosures regarding the company prior to obtaining participants. Attached as Exhibit A to the Policy Manual is your official notice that you have the right to request to see these disclosures prior to entering any agreement with a multilevel distribution company.