dōTERRA is of Latin origin and means
"Gift of the Earth."
The Wellness Advocate relationship is the most valuable relationship at dōTERRA. The Company takes great pleasure in teaming up with Wellness Advocates to present and offer our life-enhancing products and our opportunity.
A. Signing Up as a Wellness Advocate. To become a dōTERRA Wellness Advocate each applicant must:
1. Pay the non-refundable application fee set forth in the Wellness Advocate Agreement;
2. Submit a properly completed Wellness Advocate Agreement; and
3. Be over 18 years old and be competent to enter into the Agreement.
B. Inaccurate Applications. An incomplete, incorrect, or fraudulent Wellness Advocate application will be deemed invalid from its inception.
C. 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.
D. 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 Agreement 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.
E. Business Application Addendum. A Corporation 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 the Company will request. The authorized officer, agent or representative will sign the Wellness Advocate Agreement. The enrollment of a Corporation cannot be done online.
F. The term of the Contract Renewal. The term of the Contract is one year from the date of acceptance of the application. Unless the Wellness Advocate notifies the Company of its intent not to renew, or unless the Contract is terminated by the Company or the Wellness Advocate, the Contract is automatically renewed each year on its annual anniversary date. The Wellness Advocate agrees to pay the 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 set forth in the Wellness Advocate Agreement the anniversary date to renew the Contract with the Company. The Company may elect to add the Annual Renewal Fee to the next product order. The Annual Renewal Fee helps the Company to 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 direct mailings from the Company.
G. 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. Married spouses must be part of the same Distributorship, and cannot have more than one Distributorship between them. A business owner cannot have a Distributorship in the name of the business and a separate Distributorship in the owner’s own name, or another business. An exception to this rule is the Presidential Diamond Multiplier Account. See Section 10.B.3.
H. 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 dōTERRA. A Wellness Advocate is not authorized to and will not incur any debt, expense or obligation, or open any bank account on behalf of, for, or in the name of dōTERRA. Wellness Advocates have the right to determine their own hours of business and also control the manner and means by which they operate their dōTERRA businesses, subject to compliance with the Contract. Wellness Advocates will have the right to determine where they render the services, which will not be mainly at doTERRA’s premises. Wellness Advocates are solely responsible for paying all expenses they incur, including but not limited to travel, food, accommodation, secretarial, office, long distance telephone and other expenses. Wellness Advocates are personally liable for any taxes and duties required by law, including income tax, national insurance contributions and the proper collection and payment of VAT on sales and Bonuses and shall keep all such proper records as are necessary to ensure the proper assessment and payment of any such taxes or duties. Wellness Advocates are not treated as employees of the Company for tax purposes or employment laws, and acknowledge and agree that the Company is not responsible for withholding and shall not withhold or deduct from Bonuses a 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.
I. 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.