Sending Technology Solutions Terms
Pitney Bowes SendPro® Enterprise (On-Demand) Subscription
(Last modified September 4, 2019)
“Package(s)” means parcels, letters, and flats shipped under this Agreement.
“Carrier” means a third-party shipping vendor selected by you through the Service.
“Tender” means the transfer of physical custody of a Package that has a PBI compliant shipping label affixed to it, by you to a Carrier as demonstrated by the scanning of the label by the Carrier.
Use of the Service
You may permit your third party contractors to access the Service solely on your behalf and for your benefit so long as the contractor agrees to fully comply with all terms and conditions applicable to the Service. You remain responsible for each contractor’s compliance with those terms and conditions and any breach of those terms. All rights granted to any contractor under these terms terminate immediately upon (i) conclusion of the services provided by the contractor to you that gives rise to such right or (ii) termination of your account or your use of the Service.
Each individual Package Tendered for shipment must originate from a location in the U.S. or certain U.S. territories. You agree that you will only Tender Packages to a Carrier with shipping labels that correspond to the transportation method you selected.
The fees for the use of the Service don’t include the postage, shipping or other charges imposed by the Carrier for printing postage or labels and sending Packages through the United States Postal Service (the “USPS”) or another Carrier.
If you use the Service for shipping with the USPS, the USPS must approve your registration prior to use of their shipping services and you must comply with all applicable terms listed at https://www.usps.com. Failure to comply will constitute a material breach and the USPS will provide written notice of termination. However, if allowed by USPS, you will have ten (10) days from date notice is received from USPS or a copy of such written notification from us, whichever is earlier, to cure your violations of USPS policies and procedures and have USPS rescind its termination notice.
You will be entitled to receive discounted rates for Packages you Tender to the USPS for shipment. These rates will be programmed into the Service and will be made available to you for the duration of this Agreement. Rates are subject to change at any time.
When you print USPS postage or labels using the Service, the following information is collected in order to generate valid postage indicia: (1) the date and time of the transaction; (2) the destination ZIP CodeTM; (3) the rate category of each indicium created and the details of any associated special services, such as special handling or restricted delivery; and (4) the amount of postage printed.
If you use the Service to print electronic USPS Tracking (formerly Delivery Confirmation), Signature ConfirmationTM, or the electronic Priority Mail Express® label, complete return and destination address data, package descriptions, reference IDs, and delivery statuses for each label printed by you is maintained by us for accounting and reporting purposes.
You represent and warrant that you have maintained and will maintain any and all certifications, licenses or other authorizations necessary or proper in furtherance of your use of the Service, including without limitation, federal certification pursuant to United States Department of Transportation regulations regarding the identification, processing and transportation of hazardous materials, if applicable.
If you use the Service to print postage or send Packages with the USPS, you must comply with all USPS regulations applicable to the use of the Service. If you: (a) use your account in a fraudulent or unlawful manner; (b) do not use your account during a consecutive twelve month period; (c) fail to exercise sufficient control over your account to prevent fraudulent or unlawful use; (d) cause or allow the account to be utilized outside the United States without the prior written authorization of the Manager of Retail Systems and Equipment, U.S. Postal Service, Washington DC 20260; or (e) otherwise fail to abide by the provisions of postal regulations and these terms regarding care and use of your account, then your account may be cancelled. You acknowledge and agree that your account will be closed and your ability to use the Service terminated by us for any of the reasons described above or upon demand by the USPS. You agree that any use of the Service to fraudulently deprive 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 for up to five (5) years and a fine 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 (31 U.S.C. 3802). The mailing of matter bearing a fraudulent imprint is an example of a violation of these statutes. The USPS has granted to us the license as a PC postage vendor to create a shared postage evidencing system that users will use to dispense postage. As a user of the Service, you must understand and acknowledge that authorization to use the Service is granted by the USPS. You accept responsibility for control and use of the Service and agree to abide by all rules and regulations governing its use. The USPS may deny use of or revoke authorization to use a postage evidencing system in the event of (i) failure to comply with rules and regulations; (ii) submission of false or fictitious information; (iii) entering of a series of unpaid or short‐paid mail pieces and/or packages in the mail stream; (iv) use of the system for any illegal scheme or enterprise; (v) use of the system outside the customs territory of the United States; or (vi) possession of a decertified system. You must make the postage evidencing system and transaction records available and surrender the system to us, the USPS, or its agent when notified to do so.
Non-USPS Carrier Requirements
If you use the Service to send Packages with a Carrier other than the USPS, you must comply with the requirements of that Carrier.
Pitney Bowes Delivery Guarantee
If your Order for SendPro Enterprise (On-Demand) contains Pitney Bowes Delivery Guarantee, these additional terms apply https://www.pitneybowes.com/us/sendtech-terms/on-premise-product- terms-pbd.html.