The following Terms and Conditions (“Terms” or “Agreement”) constitute an agreement between you (“you”) and Stamps.com Inc. (“Stamps.com,” “Company,” “us,” or “our”) and governs your use of this website or any software downloaded from this website, your Stamps.com account, your monthly service fee, and any and all purchases from or through Stamps.com (including all communications and interactions with the Company and any actions taken with respect to any of Company's advertising). These Terms constitute the entire agreement between the Company and you with respect to such matters. The terms Stamps.com, Company, us and our shall include Stamps.com Inc., its representatives, officers, shareholders, subsidiaries, parents, predecessors, successors, affiliates, employees, and agents. In the event you download our Windows-compatible software, you may also be presented a Stamps.com End User License Agreement (the "EULA"). In the event of any conflict between the terms of this Agreement and the EULA, these Terms shall govern.
IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, DO NOT USE THIS WEBSITE AND DO NOT SIGN UP FOR A STAMPS.COM ACCOUNT.
Both you and the Company agree, with the limited exceptions noted below and as further provided below, to resolve all disputes between you and the Company through BINDING ARBITRATION. ARBITRATION MEANS THAT YOU AND THE COMPANY ARE EACH WAIVING THE RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL AND TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION.
Stamps.com offers multiple types of service plans – including, without limitation, monthly service plans, term service plans, and pre-paid service plans. Your service fee, if any, will be calculated based on the service plan presented to you and agreed to by you during service registration. In addition, you are responsible for all variable and transactional costs of using the service (for example, postage, fees for private carriers, package insurance, items purchased in the online store, or other special services selected) in addition to your applicable service fee, if any. Your recurring service fee, if any, will be calculated and billed based on the date you register and the terms of your offer. If you have registered for a monthly billing plan (like most Stamps.com users), the monthly billing cycle ends one month after you register. For example, if you register on March 8 the first billing cycle will end April 7, and the second billing cycle will begin on April 8. Stamps.com bills in arrears (i.e., at the end of the applicable billing cycle) and a pro-rated charge for your service fee may apply if you cancel or change your plan in the middle of a billing cycle. In addition, Stamps.com may maintain the availability of the service for the full month when the account is canceled. If you register for a trial offer, but wish to avoid incurring the monthly service fee (including for the first month of service), make sure to cancel your account before the trial period ends. To cancel, call Stamps.com customer support at 1-888-434-0055, Monday - Friday, 6 am - 6pm (PST).
You must pay for any variable transactional fees relating to mailing and shipping (for example, postage) purchased in addition to Stamps.com's service fee. In order to use Stamps.com for any mailing and shipping services, you must pre-fund your Stamps.com account in an amount equal to or greater than the mailing or shipping service to be purchased. All purchases and debits will be reflected in your Stamps.com account balance. Please note that your Stamps.com account is owned by Stamps.com, and although our records will account for the amounts that you have posted, the funds are maintained in a pooled account. In the event of any losses, failure or other insolvency of the bank, Stamps.com may be afforded FDIC insurance on the account, (individual account holders are not entitled to such insurance) and Stamps.com may then allocate any insurance proceeds for all account holders; however, you may not be entitled to receive a refund of all amounts posted with Stamps.com. In the event of any failure or insolvency of Stamps.com, because the amounts held in your Stamps.com account are not insured, they may not be fully refunded.
Stamps.com user accounts are linked to virtual postage meters authorized by the U.S. Postal Service ("USPS"). Virtual postage meters permit the printing of PC postage; absent such meters, Stamps.com could not provide the services it offers. In certain instances, a virtual postage meter may be set up on your behalf and exclusively used to hold your account funds and purchase postage on your behalf (a “personal virtual postage meter”). In other instances, multiple Stamps.com account holders will be aggregated in a group of virtual postage meters, which may be opened and owned in the name of Stamps.com or one of its business partners (an “aggregate virtual postage meter”). When you pre-fund your account to conduct mailing and shipping transactions, the funds you provide will be processed by Stamps.com and either (i) deposited in its general account and reflected in your account balance or (ii) funded directly to the USPS and reflected in your account balance. Stamps.com or its business partner will separately deposit funds to the virtual postage meter as needed based on your mailing and shipping requests and the requests of other accounts assigned to that same aggregate virtual postage meter. As long as you have deposited sufficient funds into the account, Stamps.com or its business partner will ensure that sufficient funds are deposited, with the aggregate virtual postage meter in order for you to print all of the postage and other transactions that you may request based on your Stamps.com account balance. Please note that Stamps.com may also apply your payment for increases to your Stamps.com account balance directly to the applicable virtual postage meter (personal or aggregate) or into Stamps.com's general account. Such application of funds will not convert the aggregate virtual postage meter to which you are assigned into a personal virtual postage meter. Stamps.com shall have complete and absolute discretion in deciding whether to assign you to a personal or aggregated virtual postage meter, whether to open a new virtual postage meter or use an existing one, whether to open the virtual postage meter in your name or to assign you to an existing aggregate virtual postage meter, and under whose name the virtual postage meter will be activated or maintained. Stamps.com, moreover, may move your account from one virtual postage meter to another (whether personal or aggregate), with these variables, from time to time or at any time.
You acknowledge and agree that all mailing and shipping transaction pricing through an aggregated virtual postage meter is controlled by Stamps.com. Stamps.com business partners, including mailing and shipping carriers, consolidators, resellers, wholesalers, among others, provide certain rates that may be made available through the aggregated virtual postage meter by Stamps.com in its sole and absolute discretion.
While Stamps.com reserves the right to cancel your account for lack of use, lack of payment, or breach of this Agreement, as a general matter, all Stamps.com user accounts are maintained perpetually unless and until cancelled by the user. If you select a term service plan or a pre-paid service plan, at the conclusion of the term or pre-paid payment period, your account will be automatically converted into a monthly service fee account for all purposes. Following any account cancelation, Stamps.com may maintain certain account settings and information for a period of time in the event of account re-activation. The period of time Stamps.com maintains account information shall in the sole discretion of Stamps.com.
PROMOTIONAL TERMS: Some service plans include a promotional offer (for example, a free scale or free postage), and Stamps.com may offer other promotions (for example, by email) to existing account holders from time to time. Certain promotional offers may consist of multiple free items. You understand that any promotional item may be provided by either Stamps.com itself or, in Stamps.com's sole discretion, its vendor(s). You further understand that you may receive, in lieu of any actual promotional item, a voucher that you can redeem to receive such promotional item. You also understand that you may need to take further action (for example, by responding to an email from Stamps.com) to redeem your promotional item, all as disclosed in the offer details. The promotional offer that you have received may not be combined with any other offer or promotion, and is not transferable and cannot be exchanged or redeemed for cash. Limit one (1) promotional offer per user regardless of the number of accounts that user or its affiliates open.
FREE POSTAGE OFFERS: Free postage offers may be granted and shall expire pursuant to the terms of the applicable offer (and applicable state or federal law). Except where prohibited by applicable law, all unused free postage (issued pursuant to a free postage offer) shall expire and be deemed forfeited upon cancellation of your Stamps.com account. Other than as set forth in any free postage offer you may receive, you are responsible for the cost of the postage itself.
You may terminate or close your account at any time. However, depending on the service plan you selected, certain restrictions or fees may apply, as detailed below. To cancel, call Stamps.com customer support at 1-888-434-0055, Monday - Friday, 6 am - 6pm (PST). Online cancellation options may also be available. You will be asked to verify your account information and confirm your intent to cancel your account.
Except where prohibited by applicable law, unused free or other promotional postage reflected in your account is never refunded; such credits, if any, expire and are forfeited automatically upon termination of your account. Any monthly service fee credits (for trial periods) are likewise not redeemable or refundable. Non-promotional, non-pre-paid account balances in excess of $1.00 (one dollar) will be refunded upon request. You may request a refund of your non-promotional postage balance when you call to close your account. If you have unpaid service fees or other outstanding charges, or a user initiated postage refund request is pending (see Unused and Misprinted Postage below for additional details), your refund, if approved, may be delayed or used to pay, in whole or in part, the outstanding balance.
No Risk Trials; the 4 Week Trial: If the plan that you select includes a trial offer (for example, the “4 week Trial”), you may use our service without incurring a service fee charge during the time period specified in your trial, beginning from your registration date. If you cancel your account before the end of your trial period, you will be charged only for any actual shipping and mailing activity or other specific transactions; you will not be charged a service fee. However, if you do not cancel your account before the end of your trial period, at the end of the trial period, you will be charged a service fee from the commencement of your service, including for the period of the trial offer. The trial period is not a free period if service is not cancelled before the end of the trial period. So, for example, if you are a monthly service fee user who signs up for a four week trial offer and you do not cancel within the trial period, after the end of the trial period, you will be charged (a) a monthly service fee covering the first billing cycle including the trial period, and (b) then one month later you will be charged the next monthly service fee covering the preceding month, and you will continue to be charged a monthly service fee unless and until you cancel your account. Each fee will be charged at the end of the billing cycle – in other words, at the end of the month of service to which the fee applies.
Free Trials: If the plan you select does offer a "free trial", then you will not be charged a service fee for the period of the free trial offer; i.e., even if you fail to cancel following the trial period, you will not incur a service fee for the trial time period.
DEBIT NOTICE WAIVER: If you elect to pay Stamps.com via a debit card, you hereby waive your rights under 12 C.F.R. 205.10(d) to receive ten days' advance notice of the amount and date of all varying electronic fund transfers, so long as the transfer falls inside the range of $0.01 and the sum of any amounts you authorize for insurance, hidden postage labels, reset fees or other non-recurring charges.
In order to use your account for mailing and shipping transactions and other extra services, you must pre-fund your Stamps.com account in an amount equal to or greater than the funds needed for the mailing or shipping transaction to be purchased. All purchases and debits will be reflected in your Stamps.com account once the transaction clears. Clearance times vary by financial institution. You are allowed to print or create labels up to the amount of pre-funding in your account, as long as all service fees have been paid. If any service fee payment cannot be completed successfully, your account will be suspended until payment is made. You will be notified that your service has been temporarily suspended until all past balances have been paid. You may re-load your account as often as you like so long as you do not exceed the maximum balance on your account. Auto-funding of your account may also be permitted. The minimum purchase (to fund your account) and the maximum purchase, if any, varies by service program.
If your account balance becomes negative, you authorize Stamps.com to automatically charge your payment method or seek reimbursement so that the account balance is no longer a negative number (to cover previously selected mailing and shipping transactions or other requested purchases with Stamps.com). This charge may apply whether you are a current, active, Stamps.com customer, or whether you have already canceled your account.
RECURRING, SERVICE FEE BILLING: Stamps.com's service fee and any other applicable fees due will be automatically charged to the account holder's credit card, debited from the account holder's debit card or collected via Direct Account Withdrawal from the account holder's bank account at the end of each billing cycle (unless the account holder is entitled to a monthly service fee credit).
ACCOUNT FUNDING AND PRODUCT PURCHASE BILLING: Purchases for your postage account and product purchases, as well as any fees related to such purchases, will be charged to the account holder's credit card, debited from the account holder's debit card or collected via Direct Account Withdrawal from the account holder's bank account at the time of purchase.
If you use a shipping service that is paid only when the label is used or if it is determined by Stamps.com or a carrier partner of Stamps.com that a mailing or shipping transaction did not contain sufficient funds (for example, not enough postage to cover a USPS shipment due to an underreporting of weight at time of print), Stamps.com may automatically deduct the amount for the unpaid or short-paid transaction from your account balance. You will be able to review these adjustments in your account history and reports. If one or more of these payments cannot be collected from your account due to a lack of available funds, your account may be suspended until you fund your account to cover all outstanding payments.
Third Party Partners: Certain shipping transactions may be offered through our GlobalPost service. If you ship eligible items to a destination through GlobalPost, you may first be required to ship the item through a third party parcel processing facility which will then route the item to the destination address. You acknowledge and understand that one or more third-party global shipping provider(s) will oversee the processing, customs clearance, and international shipment of the item so long as it meets the terms and conditions of this program and any other applicable third party requirements. Eligible shipment items and quantities are generally governed by the origin and destination country import and export laws, rules and requirements. Ineligible items that are shipped may be returned, seized or destroyed pursuant to such laws, rules and requirements. Please contact us regarding further information about eligible items and quantities.
Fees and Adjustments: The fees for GlobalPost are included in the shipping rates provided to you and the rate charged will be based on the rates that are available for your account. The GlobalPost service shall not automatically return shipments where you provide incorrect shipping details about the package (such as weight, address, dimensions, service type or package type) and GlobalPost reserves the right to deliver shipments at an increased rate that will be automatically charged to you. In the event that the assessed rate cannot be calculated using the GlobalPost rates (for example, in the event that the actual weight of the shipment exceeds the maximum weight supported by the program), you will be charged for the replacement service, which may include a domestic label if applicable. For example, you might be automatically charged for a domestic Priority Mail Retail Package (rated based on transportation from your facility to the third-party shipping facility, and any balloon/oversized surcharges as required per USPS rates and requirements) plus the cost of a Priority Mail International Retail Package (rated based on transportation from the third-party shipping facility to your intended international recipient, plus any balloon/oversized surcharges as required per USPS rates and requirements). Note that in the event that Stamps.com does not supply a domestic label, domestic Priority Retail Package rates will not be included in any adjustments.
Refunds: No refunds shall be applicable for a GlobalPost shipment that has been provided to any carrier. In addition, no rate credits shall be applied in the event your shipment could have qualified for a less expensive rate but you did not select that rate.
Package Coverage: In the event your package is lost prior to delivery, the GlobalPost service offers a limited Package Coverage program pursuant to the following terms. Note, Package Coverage through GlobalPost is not package insurance. Actual package insurance must be added as a separate transaction.
Appointment of Agent: Pursuant to a routed export transaction under the U.S. Export Administration Regulations and Foreign Trade Regulations, your recipient, as the Foreign Principal Party in Interest, will agree to assume responsibility for the export shipment, with Stamps.com's third party shipping partner(s) acting as your recipient's forwarding agent. You remain liable for the accuracy of information you provide about shipments, and you agree to provide timely responses to requests for additional information.
Additional GlobalPost Info: Additional information about GlobalPost, including policies governing eligibility, service delivery times, weight and size restrictions, handling of lost, damaged, and undeliverable items, rates, shipment insurance, returns, and refunds can be found on the GlobalPost webpage.
You may request a refund for mailing and shipping unused transactions, subject to the following rules and limitations, for any unused or misprinted items:
AUTHORIZED USER REQUEST: You acknowledge and agree that Stamps.com and/or its authorized partners, to the extent necessary by any carrier service, is appointed to act on your behalf to request and obtain refunds. In addition to Stamps.com's refund requirements set forth in this agreement, refund requests are further subject to the rules and requirements of Stamps.com's third party carrier services, including the USPS. Stamps.com makes no guarantee that a refund will be made.
UNUSED OR MISPRINTED POSTAGE: Unused and/or misprinted mailing and shipping labels or "postage" shall be defined as an envelope, label, plain paper, label stock containing carrier-compliant labels, or electronic image files, with full, intact indicium which is scan-able and unused. Postage handled and/or returned to sender shall not be considered valid unused and/or misprinted postage.
TIME LIMIT: You must complete the refund request within thirty (30) days of generating the mailing or shipping label.
ACTIVE ACCOUNT REQUIRED: Your account must be active and in good standing to request a refund and at the time the refund is to be credited to your account, in order for the refund to be processed and your account to be credited.
REFUND PROCESS: Please visit our refund page to learn how to submit your refund request. You must follow all of the steps listed and provide all of the required information to initiate and complete your refund request, including the return or destruction, if required, of the printed or misprinted but unused mailing and shipping labels. Incomplete requests will not be processed.
REFUND REJECTIONS: You take the risk of the carrier partner improperly rejecting a refund request. Stamps.com will not refund the transaction unless the relevant carrier partner approves the refund.
REIMBURSEMENT OF STAMPS.COM ACCOUNT: If a refund request is initiated and completed within thirty (30) days of purchasing/printing the label pursuant to Stamps.com requirements, your account is active and in good standing, and the relevant carrier approves the refund, Stamps.com will credit your account for the full value of the transaction to be refunded, as approved by the carrier. Refund processing times may vary. If you have an outstanding balance in any amount (including but not limited to for unpaid service fees or unpaid termination fees) you may not receive any reimbursement credit until your account is brought current. In addition, Stamps.com may, in its sole and absolute discretion, deduct such unpaid fees from any refund otherwise due.
AUTOMATED REFUND REQUESTS: If your account is eligible and approved for automated refund request processing, Stamps.com will identify labels that may be potentially eligible for refunds, submit refund requests on your behalf, and update your account balance once processed refunds are received. Stamps.com shall charge a fee for all processed automated refunds that may be deducted directly from the total refunded amount.
Potentially eligible labels will be limited to labels that include any form of shipping label tracking codes or other identifying characteristics that are scanned and generated by Stamps.com, subject to modification at any time at Stamps.com's sole discretion.
You hereby authorize Stamps.com as your agent in fact to submit refund requests on your behalf to carriers for any and all labels identified as being potentially eligible for refunds without further instruction from you and agree to cooperate in submitting the refund request and to take all steps necessary to perfect the refund request that may be reasonably requested of you. You hereby release Stamps.com from any responsibility, any liability, or any causes of action arising out of or related to improper refund requests submitted by Stamps.com on your behalf, including but not limited to refund eligible labels that were not identified or refund requests that were denied upon submission. It remains your sole responsibility to identify any labels that have not been automatically identified and submitted on your behalf by Stamps.com.
DESTRUCTION OF UNUSED OR MISPRINTED POSTAGE: All transactions printed through Stamps.com with a designated mailing date expire after that date (USPS transactions expire pursuant to the Code of Federal Regulations). USPS misprinted or unused labels must be destroyed or returned to the USPS, as provided in the Domestic Mail Manual (see Section 11), regardless of whether a refund is requested.
By and as a result of accepting these Terms, you are also entering into an Agreement with the United States Postal Service (USPS) in accordance with the Domestic Mail Manual (DMM) 604.4, Postage Payment Methods, Postage Meters and PC Postage Products (Postage Evidencing Systems or “PES”). You accept responsibility for control and use of your account and the PES printed therefrom.
You acknowledge that you have read the Domestic Mail Manual 604.4, Postage Payment Methods, Postage Meters and PC Postage Products (Postage Evidencing Systems) and agree to abide by all rules and regulations governing its use.
Failure to comply with the rules and regulations contained in the DMM or use of the PES in any fraudulent or unlawful scheme or enterprise may result in the revocation of this agreement.
You further acknowledge that any use of this PES that fraudulently deprives the USPS of revenue can cause you to be subject to civil and criminal penalties applicable to fraud and/or false claims against the United States. The submission of a false, fictitious or fraudulent statement can result in imprisonment of up to five (5) years and fines of up to $10,000 (18 U.S.C. 1001). In addition, a civil penalty of up to $5,000 and an additional assessment of twice the amount falsely claimed may be imposed (3 U.S.C. 3802).
You further understand that the rules and regulations regarding the use of this PES as documented in the DMM may be updated from time to time by the USPS and it is your obligation to remain up to date on the rules and regulations and to comply with any current and future rules and regulations regarding its use.
SERVICES PROVIDED “AS IS;” NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES:
THE STAMPS.COM WEBSITE, STAMPS.COM SERVICES, STAMPS.COM SOFTWARE, INCLUDING ANY VARIATIONS THEREOF, ANY SITE LINKS AND ALL OTHER DOCUMENTATION ARE PROVIDED “AS IS”.
STAMPS.COM MAKES NO PROMISES, WARRANTIES, OR REPRESENTATIONS OF ANY KIND, AND STAMPS.COM SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, WITH RESPECT TO THE SUBJECT MATTER HEREOF, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.
STAMPS.COM MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY THAT THE OPERATION OF THE STAMPS.COM WEBSITE, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE OR THAT STAMPS.COM PRODUCTS AND SERVICES WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE FROM THE STAMPS.COM WEBSITE.
LIMITATION ON DAMAGES: WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, STAMPS.COM ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY OF THE FOLLOWING: (A) ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE CONTENT DELIVERED BY STAMPS.COM (THROUGH ANY MEDIUM); (B) RECOMMENDATIONS OR ADVICE PROVIDED BY CUSTOMER SERVICE; (C) ANY FAILURE OR INTERRUPTION IN THE AVAILABILITY OF THE STAMPS.COM SERVICE AND/OR WEBSITE OR USER INTERFACES, (D) DELIVERY AND OR DISPLAY OF ANY CONTENT OR SERVICES BY STAMPS.COM (THROUGH ANY MEDIUM); (E) ANY LOSSES OR DAMAGES ARISING FROM THE USE OR VIEWING OF THE CONTENT, SOFTWARE OR SERVICES PROVIDED BY STAMPS.COM, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY LOSSES OR DAMAGES ARISING FROM DOWNLOADING OF SOFTWARE, DOWNLOADING AND/OR USE OF ANY OTHER SOFTWARE, OR ANY CONDUCT BY USERS OF THE STAMPS.COM SERVICE, WEBSITE OR USER INTERFACES.
PRE-FILING MEDIATION. In the event of a dispute, prior to initiating arbitration, the party asserting the claim must first send to the other, by certified mail with return receipt requested (or any successor service), a written Notice of claim (“Notice”). If you are the claimant, the Notice to Stamps.com must be addressed to: Legal Department - Dispute Resolution, Stamps.com Inc., 1990 E Grand Ave., El Segundo, CA 90245. If Stamps.com is the claimant, the Notice must be addressed to the address used for your membership account. The Notice must (a) describe the nature and basis of the claim or dispute; and (b) set forth the specific relief sought. Following receipt of the Notice, each party agrees to negotiate with the other in good faith about the claim. If the claim is not resolved to the satisfaction of the claimant within sixty (60) days after Notice is provided, the claimant may pursue the claim in arbitration or file a claim in small claims court.
ADDITIONAL ARBITRATION PROVISIONS:
Settlement Offers: During the arbitration, the amount of any settlement offer made by Stamps.com or you shall not be disclosed to the arbitrator.
Initiating A Claim: The form required to initiate an arbitration can be printed or downloaded from www.adr.org. Alternatively, you can contact the arbitration administrator by calling 800-778-7879.
Fees for Initiating Arbitration: If you are required to pay a filing fee to initiate arbitration, after Stamps.com receives notice of the initiation of arbitration, it will promptly reimburse you for your payment of the filing fee at the address we have for you on file (or the address provided in the Notice), unless your claim is for greater than US $10,000.
Applicable Rules; Administrator: The arbitration will be governed by the Commercial Arbitration Rules and the Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes (collectively, “AAA Rules”) of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”), as modified by this Agreement, and will be administered by the AAA. The AAA Rules and Forms are available online at www.adr.org, by calling the AAA at 1-800-778-7879. The arbitrator is bound by the requirements of this section of the Agreement. All issues are for the arbitrator to decide, including issues relating to the scope and enforceability of this Agreement to Arbitrate.
Location of Hearing: Unless Stamps.com and you agree otherwise, any arbitration hearings will take place in the county (or parish) of your billing address. (If you reside outside of the United States, any arbitration hearings will take place in your country of residence at a location reasonably convenient to you, but will remain subject to the AAA Rules including the AAA rules regarding the selection of an arbitrator). If your claim is for US $10,000 or less, we agree that you may choose whether the arbitration will be conducted solely on the basis of documents submitted to the arbitrator, through a telephonic hearing, or by an in-person hearing as established by the AAA Rules. If your claim exceeds US $10,000, the right to a hearing will be determined by the AAA Rules. Regardless of the manner in which the arbitration is conducted, the arbitrator shall issue a written decision sufficient to explain the essential findings and conclusions on which the award is based.
Award Enhancement: If the arbitrator issues you an award that is greater than the value of Stamps.com's last written settlement offer made before an arbitrator was selected (or if Stamps.com did not make a settlement offer before an arbitrator was selected), then Stamps.com will pay you the amount of the award or US $1,000, whichever is greater. Except as expressly set forth herein, the payment of all filing, administration and arbitrator fees will be governed by the AAA Rules.
Class Waiver: YOU AND STAMPS.COM AGREE THAT EACH MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN AN INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. Further, unless both you and Stamps.com agree otherwise, the arbitrator may not consolidate the claims of more than one party, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding. If this specific provision is found to be unenforceable as applied to any claim asserted by you, then the entirety of the arbitration provision set forth in this Section 13 shall be null and void.
Injunctive Relief Limitation: The arbitrator may award declaratory or injunctive relief only in favor of the individual party seeking relief and only to the extent necessary to provide relief warranted by that party's individual claim.
Small Claims Procedure Alternative: Notwithstanding the foregoing binding arbitration procedure, either party may bring an individual action in small claims court (provided the claim otherwise qualifies for such program) as an alternative to proceeding with arbitration.
Stamps.com may modify these Terms at any time with 30 days advance notice (except in the event changes are required by applicable law to go immediately into effect) or upon direct acceptance by the user of the modified Terms. The 30 day advance notice period will commence when the revised Terms are uploaded to Stamps.com's website and made accessible to the Stamps.com users. You acknowledge that Stamps.com may change these Terms at any time and from time to time pursuant to this provision and that posting the updated Terms on the Stamps.com website shall constitute adequate and sufficient notice, and you further agree to the check for updates from time to time. The date the Terms were last updated will be noted at the top of the Terms. The new terms will apply and be fully effective 30 days after the date posted onto Stamps.com's website. Any change shall only apply prospectively. Past transactions and interactions shall continue to be governed by the Terms in effect when such transaction or interaction occurred.
Your continued use of the Stamps.com website and/or service (including your account) following the effective date of an update to the Terms constitutes your affirmation that you have read, understand and accept the revised Terms.
The following miscellaneous terms are fully applicable and important. Please read them with the same degree of care you read the preceding provisions.
ACCOUNT ACCESS: All transactions originating from your account are your responsibility.
ACCOUNT DELINQUENCY: If you fail to pay your monthly service fee for three months or longer or you maintain a negative account balance, Stamps.com may elect, in its sole and absolute discretion, to terminate your account. In this event, in addition to all other fees due and owing, Stamps.com shall charge a $25.00 processing fee.
AUTHORITY: By completing the registration process, you agree to pay all fees incurred on your account in accordance with the terms of the service plan selected by you. If you change service plans or your account is automatically converted pursuant to Section 17, you agree to be bound by the payment terms of the new plan. If a Stamps.com account is established for a business or other entity, the person establishing the account represents that he or she has all necessary authority to establish an account with Stamps.com on behalf of the business or other entity.
COLLECTION: Each party agrees that if timely payment by the other of any amounts due is not made, the aggrieved party may pursue the claim directly or assign such claim for collection, and the collection agency may pursue the collection of the past due amounts and any interest or cost of collection permitted by law.
CREDIT VERIFICATION: Stamps.com reserves the right to verify the credit of all persons or companies applying for services.
STAMPS.COM INSURANCE: All rules, terms and policies related to "Stamps.com Insurance" shall be governed by the Insurance Terms and Conditions found on the Stamps.com website.
LOCATION, USER AND SIZE LIMITATIONS: Stamps.com issues small business/personal accounts and corporate accounts, and reserves the right to create and issue additional categories of accounts. Users who wish to use their account at more than one location (as defined by the single 9-digit zip code issued by the U.S. Postal Service), or who have more than 100 employees, or who wish to have multiple persons utilize a single Stamps.com issued account identifiers, or who meet any of the other criteria for establishing a corporate account which may be promulgated and posted on the Stamps.com website from time to time, are not eligible for small business/personal accounts. Such users must sign up for a corporate account. If you qualify for a corporate account, please contact Corporate Sales at (877) 395-4917. If you nevertheless sign up for a small business/personal account, or your company outgrows the limitations set forth in this section, a Stamps.com representative may attempt to contact you to reach agreement on an appropriate Corporate Account. Please visit the Stamps.com Corporate Accounts site for more information on services available to you. Stamps.com may audit your use of the Stamps.com service governed by these Terms to ensure that you are in compliance with the Location, User and Size Limitations set forth herein. If Stamps.com determines, in its sole and absolute discretion, that you have violated the foregoing limitations, Stamps.com reserves the right to immediately suspend or terminate your service/account (without notice) and to collect from you the amount that you would have been required to pay under a Stamps.com Corporate Account. If multiple Stamps.com Corporate Account programs are potentially applicable to your situation and usage details, Stamps.com shall have sole and absolute discretion to select the program to use in calculating the amount due.
NO SUBLICENSE OR THIRD PARTY USE: You may use your Stamps.com account for transactions for your own direct use. Stamps.com does not grant the right to sublicense, resell, offer, or utilize any Stamps.com products or services such that Stamps.com products or services are stored, loaded, installed, combined, integrated or displayed as part of a product or software offering (including as part of an application programming interface) of yours to other third party products and services. Stamps.com does not allow you to sublicense, resell, offer, or utilize Stamps.com products or services to third parties (including customers of yours). If Stamps.com determines, in its sole and absolute discretion, that you have violated the foregoing limitations, Stamps.com reserves the right to immediately suspend or terminate your service/account (without notice).
ORDER ACCEPTANCE/REJECTION: Stamps.com reserves the right at any time after receipt of an order for products or services to accept or decline the order for any reason.
RELOCATION: You agree to provide updated address information to Stamps.com in the event of relocation.
RISK OF LOSS: The risk of loss and title for non-postage products purchased from Stamps.com passes to you upon our delivery of the purchase to our common carrier for delivery to you.
SALES TAX: No sales tax is charged on the purchase of postage. If required by applicable law, sales tax is charged/collected on non-postage purchases.
SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD: You are not required at this time to download and/or install software (or software plug-ins) in order to use Stamps.com's services. However, downloading software may make certain additional Stamps.com services or features available to you. If you download software from the Stamps.com website, you may be asked to accept an end user license agreement as a condition to downloading the software. Use of the software is subject to the EULA and the terms set forth therein. In the event of a conflict between the EULA and these Terms, these Terms shall apply.
WEBSITE MISTAKES: Although we make reasonable efforts to provide accurate pricing information and product descriptions, pricing mistakes, typographical errors or mistakes regarding product availability may occur. We reserve the right to correct such mistakes and errors.
VIOLATIONS OF LAW: Stamps.com services may not be used in violation of any law or in any way that interferes unreasonably with others' use of the services.