Billing Policies

General Billing

Usage of Always There Resources, Inc. products and services constitutes customer’s acceptance of Always There Resources, Inc.’s billing policy. Following is Always There Resources, Inc.’s billing policy with which all customers must comply:

All accounts are set up on a prepaid basis. Payment must be received by Always There Resources, Inc. before any billable product or service is provided/activated. Customers are required to keep a valid credit/debit card on file to charge for recurring monthly subscription fees, fax or voice broadcast service fees and all email overage fees.
All international customers must pay by credit/debit card. Always There Resources, Inc. does not accept international checks.
Subscription billing is based on availability of products and services, not based on usage. However, fax and voice broadcast service fees are usage based. Email overages are billed as an additional charge as well.
Customers are responsible for keeping all credit/debit card details and contact information current. This can be done online through the Customer Center. To access the Customer Center, customers should login to their Always There Resources, Inc. application, click on “my account” and then click “update your billing info.”
All recurring subscriptions are automatically invoiced and charged to the credit/debit card on file.
Invoice and payment receipts are available to customers upon request or through the Customer Center.

Billing Cycle

Credit/Debit Card Billing: All credit/debit cards are automatically charged on the customer’s specific billing cycle date. If the credit/debit card is declined, Always There Resources, Inc. will attempt to charge the card on file for 30 days.
Late Fee: All accounts more than 30 days past due may be assessed a late fee. No fewer than three attempts to contact the customer will be made before any late fee is assessed.
Delinquent Accounts: All accounts 30 days past due may be disabled until balances are paid in full. When disabled, all access will be suspended and data will be unavailable.
Deactivation: After an account is delinquent 60 days, it will be cancelled due to non-payment. Once cancelled, the customer will not be able to recover any files until the account is current. Application data will be stored for 90 days post cancellation. After that, application data will not be available. The account record and delinquent balance will be submitted to a third-party collection service.

Fees

Late Fee: Always There Resources, Inc. may assess a $15.00 late fee for accounts 30 days past due.
Chargebacks: If a customer initiates a chargeback, Always There Resources, Inc. may assess a $50.00 processing fee for each individual chargeback.
Returned Checks: Always There Resources, Inc. may assess a $50.00 processing fee on all returned checks.
Collections Fee: In the event an account is submitted to a third-party collections service, a $15.00 processing fee may be assessed to the existing account balance. This fee is in addition to any other fees previously assessed on the account.
Interest: Any charges not paid when due are subject to interest at a rate equal to the lesser of: (i) one and one-half percent (1.5%) per month; or (ii) the maximum interest rate allowed by applicable law.

Always There Resources, Inc. Services

To help you succeed and get the most from Always There Resources, Inc., The Quick-Start Service Bundle is mandatory for new Always There Resources, Inc. customers. Services must be used within 60 days from the date of purchase. Service fees are nonrefundable. In the event of cancellation, Always There Resources, Inc. will not prorate any portion of unused service fees, and all outstanding invoices must be paid in full.

Subscription Billing

Invoices are generated and payments are collected at the beginning of each billing period. Customer billing periods typically begin on the day of the month in which customers purchase their Always There Resources, Inc. subscription. Customers may cancel their subscriptions at any time. In the event of cancellation, customers will still have access to their applications through the end of their current billing period. Always There Resources, Inc. will not prorate any portion of unused subscription services. All subscription fees are nonrefundable.

Payment Methods

Always There Resources, Inc. accepts payments via credit/debit card. Payment by any other means, such as by check, is on a per-customer basis and must be agreed to by Always There Resources, Inc.. Checks must be paid in U.S. dollars and issued from a U.S. bank. Payment by check is acceptable only for prepayment of six or twelve months of subscription services. Always There Resources, Inc. currently accepts American Express, MasterCard, Discover and Visa credit/debit cards.

Cancellations

Cancellations must be done verbally through an Always There Resources, Inc. representative. Email requests to cancel do not constitute acceptance of any cancellation. Only verbal requests made with an Always There Resources, Inc. representative will create a cancellation request. Customers are encouraged to keep records of all cancellation communication. Cancellations will take effect on the last day of the billing period in which the cancellation request was received.

Closing an account with Always There Resources, Inc. cannot be done by simply canceling the credit/debit card. Always There Resources, Inc. will continue to treat this as an open account and the billing cycle will continue, resulting in a past due account that may be turned over to a third-party collection service. It is imperative that account cancellation is done by speaking with an Always There Resources, Inc. representative to ensure account closure.

Cancellation of an account does not dismiss outstanding invoices. At the time of cancellation, any outstanding balance must be settled. All cancelled accounts with an outstanding balance may be automatically turned over to a third-party collection service.
Billing Disputes

As a current or prior customer of Always There Resources, Inc., each customer agrees to provide Always There Resources, Inc. 30 days to attempt settlement of any billing dispute before disputing with any third-party credit/debit card company or bank. Always There Resources, Inc. must be the first option in billing disputes. Should Always There Resources, Inc. receive a chargeback from a third-party credit/debit card company or bank on the customer’s behalf before Always There Resources, Inc. has been given a chance to resolve the issue, Always There Resources, Inc. has the right to collect on the rendered services and any fees associated with those disputes. Regardless of the outcome of the chargeback, Always There Resources, Inc. retains the right to collect on any rendered services or fees that are due. Always There Resources, Inc. will submit any disputed amounts to a collection agency. Once a chargeback has been received, Always There Resources, Inc. will immediately suspend the account until the matter is resolved.

Refunds

Subscription and Service fees are nonrefundable.