Barter National Exchange on-line MEMBERSHIP AGREEMENT

  1. CONTRACT AND MODIFICATION OF CONTRACT
      The following terms & conditions constitute the contract by and among Member and Barter National Exchange. Any use of Barter National Exchange to facilitate a transaction by a Network Member (hereinafter Member) constitutes acceptance of all terms, conditions, policies and procedures as most recently adopted by Barter National Exchange. They apply to all Barter National Exchange Members' and to all transactions facilitated by Barter National Exchange. At its sole discretion, Barter National Exchange may amend this Agreement by giving Member thirty (30) days written notice via e-mail. Barter National Exchange may amend the Policies and Procedures with seven (7) days written notice via e-mail. Any purchase or sale by Member, which makes use of Barter National Exchange after these time frames constitutes acceptance by Member of such change(s) and the agreement of Member to abide by the same.
     
  2. PARTICIPATION IN THE EXCHANGE
    1. NATURE OF THE PARTIES
      • a. Barter National Exchange operates an association of businesses and professionals who have joined together to do business among themselves through the organized system which is regulated by the record-keeping and administrative services of Barter National Exchange or its designee and through the medium of Barter National Exchange Trade Dollars. Barter National Exchange functions as a clearinghouse for the transactions of the Network membership.
      • b. Barter National Exchange regulates the Network. Barter National Exchange acts as a third party record-keeper and administers the clearinghouse function of the Network for the Members'. Barter National Exchange may contract with others to provide all or part of such services.
      • c. Member is a bona fide and legal business that desires to do business with other members of the Network and hereby subscribes to Barter National Exchange's services. Member warrants that it is in compliance with all State, Federal, industry and professional laws and regulations.
      • d. Barter National Exchange reserves the right of final approval of this agreement and may refuse to accept anyone as a Member for any reason it deems necessary.
      • e. The signer of this agreement hereby acknowledges that they are over 18 years old.
    2. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY AND LIABILITY
      • Barter National Exchange makes no representation or warranty, either express or implied, and disclaims all liability, as to the fitness, quality, delivery date, merchantability, prices or any term of any trade transaction. Member agrees to indemnify and hold Barter National Exchange harmless with respect to any claim, debt, or liability whatsoever, arising out of any transaction wherein Member is a Buyer or Seller. Member acknowledges that any transaction facilitated by the Network, in Which Member participates is entered into by Member on a voluntary basis. Member agrees to waive any claim, debt, or liability whatsoever against Barter National Exchange arising out of any computer or software malfunction or processing errors.
    3. TAXES
      • Seller shall be solely responsible to collect and remit to the appropriate taxing Authorities the applicable taxes and shall collect and record these as required by law. Under no circumstances is Barter National Exchange responsible to pay any taxes on behalf of any Member. Transactions involving Barter National Exchange Trade Dollars are generally treated as taxable events for federal, state or provincial, and local tax purposes and Barter National Exchange reports Barter National Exchange Dollar sales to the appropriate government taxing authority. The declaration and reporting of applicable taxes resulting from trade transactions rests solely with the Member. Member agrees to indemnify and hold Barter National Exchange harmless for any actions Barter National Exchange takes to comply with federal, state or provincial, and local laws.
     
  3. ADMINISTRATION OF THE EXCHANGE AND Barter National Exchange TRADE DOLLARS
    1. NATURE OF Barter National Exchange TRADE DOLLARS
      • Members' conduct transactions (purchases or sales of goods or services) using the Barter National Exchange accounting system. Payments are made by posting debits and credits to the buying and selling Members' respective accounts, pursuant to these Rules and in the form of Barter National Exchange Trade Dollars.
      • A "Barter National Exchange trade dollar" is a private currency which operates as contractually accepted tender for specified private debts only, between exchange members, backed only by the goods and services available within the Network, and regulated by Barter National Exchange. Barter National Exchange Trade Trade Dollars denote value received for goods or services sold, and may be exchanged for other goods or services made available by Barter National Exchange Member's. Trade Dollars may be used only in the manner and for the purposes set forth in this agreement & the Policies & Procedures. Neither Barter National Exchange nor Member shall consider Barter National Exchange Trade Trade Dollars as legal tender, securities, or commodities. Barter National Exchange disclaims any and all responsibility for the acceptance or negotiability of Barter National Exchange Trade Dollars or for the availability of goods or services from any source.
    2. LIABILITY FOR Barter National Exchange TRADE DOLLARS
      • Member acknowledges that Barter National Exchange Trade Dollars in the Network (positive balances) are the liabilities of persons who have spent more than their earnings (negative balances); that there is a creditor/debtor relationship between such persons, and that Barter National Exchange transactions incur the normal business risks associated with any credit transaction. Any positive trade balances are solely the liability of Members' who owe Barter National Exchange Trade Dollars to the Exchange and are not the liability of Barter National Exchange.
        • a. Member acknowledges and grants to Barter National Exchange the right and power to regulate and control the number of Barter National Exchange Dollars within the Network.
        • b. Member grants to Barter National Exchange the right and power to borrow from the Network.
        • c. Member is NOT authorized to sell Barter National Exchange Trade Dollars for cash.
     
  4. SUSPENSION OR TERMINATION
    1. If Member violates this Agreement or the currently effective Policies and Procedures, Barter National Exchange may immediately terminate Members' account or may freeze all activity in the account without notice and/or make immediate adjustment to the transactions involved. At its sole discretion, Barter National Exchange may reinstate Member or unfreeze Members' account.
    2. Either party may terminate this Agreement upon seven (7) days written notice to the other party. Upon termination:
      • a. All cash and Barter National Exchange Trade Dollar service fees outstanding become due and payable immediately. No service fees will be refunded.
      • b. Any Member with a negative account balance (where purchases exceed sales) must balance their account with Barter National Exchange Trade Dollars within thirty days of termination date. After said thirty day period, Member must immediately pay Barter National Exchange any remaining negative balance in cash.
      • c. Any Member with a positive balance (where sales exceed purchases) must spend out their account within thirty days of termination. Any trade dollars remaining after ninety days will become the property of Barter National Exchange.
     
  5. FEES
    1. Sign Up Fee:  $399.00
      Monthly Fees:  Cash Fees:  Trade Fees: 
      Monthly Dues: $15.00 $15.00
      Negative Balance Interest 2.00% 2.00%
      Buy Trade Fees:  Cash Fees:  Trade Fees: 
      Percent Fee:  8.00% 0.00%
      Sell Trade Fees:  Cash Fees:  Trade Fees: 
      Percent Fee:  8.00% 0.00%
      Fee Option: Standard Fees NOTE: ALL Cash Fees are in USD  


    2. Funds for the cash fees must be available at the time of the transaction or it will not be processed. You may do this by having a debit or credit card on file. If You prefer to pay by check You can Pre-pay Your account and we will deduct the fees from Your available balance.
    3. Fees paid to Barter National Exchange are non-refundable. If buyers or sellers do not complete a transaction, or if performance of Members' obligations to each other is disputed, Barter National Exchange will not be obligated to refund any fees it has received. In certain circumstances an approved cash credit may be applied to Members' accounts.
    4. By acceptance of this agreement the Member agrees personally and corporately to guarantee payment of all cash fees and is responsible for all negative Trade dollars, if any.
     
  6. MISCELLANEOUS
    1. LEGAL REQUIREMENTS
      • Member shall abide by applicable international, federal, state or provincial, and local laws or regulations pertaining to Exchange transactions. Barter National Exchange shall not be responsible for any failures on the part of Member to comply with such laws and regulations. Member agrees not to hold Barter National Exchange liable for any action Barter National Exchange takes to comply with applicable laws or regulations.
    2. NO WAIVER OF RIGHTS
      • Barter National Exchange failure or delay in exercising any right, will not operate as a waiver of that right, nor shall the partial exercise of a right preclude any other or further exercise of any right. Barter National Exchange remedies are cumulative and are not exclusive of any remedies provided by law.
    3. SEVERABILITY; ATTORNEY'S FEES
      • Every item contained in this agreement is severable from every other term herein. If any term should be judged unenforceable, it shall not affect the enforceability of other terms outlined in this Agreement or the Policies and Procedures. If legal action must be taken by Barter National Exchange, Member shall pay Barter National Exchange reasonable attorney's fees, costs, plus interest from the date of default until payment in addition to any other judgment as granted by a court of law or an acceptable arbitration.
    4. DISSOLUTION
      • If Barter National Exchange terminates or otherwise ceases to do business, all Members' in a negative Barter National Exchange Trade Dollar position will pay amounts they owe in cash (one Barter National Exchange Dollar being equal to one United States dollar in cash) into a fund. The fund, less expenses, will be distributed pro rata to all Members' who are in a positive Barter National Exchange Trade Dollar position. Barter National Exchange is not liable to any Members' for cash or Barter National Exchange Trade Dollars beyond the distribution of such funds.
    5. SECURITY INTEREST
      • Member hereby grants Barter National Exchange a security interest in all Trade Dollars in Members' account for the amount of all unpaid cash fees. If Member becomes insolvent or bankrupt all cash fees shall be due and payable in full. Barter National Exchange shall have the option in lieu of filing as a creditor of treating the Trade Dollar balance as equal in value to the amount of cash fees owed, and terminating the account; provided however, that if Barter National Exchange does receive all of its cash fees in full, Barter National Exchange shall reinstate the Trade Dollars to the Members' account.
    6. WARRANTY OF INFORMATION
      • Member warrants that it provides all information to Barter National Exchange in good faith and that such information is accurate to the best of Members' knowledge.
    7. FAX & E-MAIL SIGNATURES
      • Barter National Exchange will, and Member agrees that Barter National Exchange may, accept a faxed or e-mailed signature as an original, legal signature.
    8. ENTIRE AGREEMENT
      • Member acknowledges that it is not relying on any oral representations concerning this Agreement and that the complete agreement between the parties is contained in the Member Application, this Agreement and the Policies & Procedures.
    9. NO WAIVER OF RIGHT
      • Barter National Exchange's failure or delay in exercising any right, will not operate as a waiver of that right, nor shall the partial exercise of a right preclude any other or further exercise of any right. Barter National Exchange's remedies are cumulative and are not exclusive of any remedies provided by law.
    10. INDEMNIFICATION
      • MEMBER AGREES TO HOLD HARMLESS AND INDEMNIFY Barter National Exchange, IT'S OFFICERS, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, ASSOCIATES AND ASSIGNS FROM ANY LOSSES, LIABILITY OR DAMAGES WHICH MAY RESULT FROM MEMBERS' PARTICIPATION IN ANY OF Barter National Exchange's TRANSACTIONS, ACTIVITIES, PROGRAMS, PROMOTIONS, OR ADVERTISING, INCLUDING THE COSTS OF LITIGATION AND ATTORNEYS FEES.
    11. JUDGMENT SETTLEMENT
      • In the event of a dispute between Barter National Exchange and Member resulting in a judgment entered on behalf of the Member against Barter National Exchange, Member agrees that Barter National Exchange  shall have the right to satisfy said judgment in Barter National Exchange trade dollars.
     
  7. APPLICABLE LAW
    1. This agreement shall in all respects be construed under the laws of the State of NY.
    2. Venue shall be Chautauqua, NY 14722 United States.