Sending Technology Solutions Terms
SendPro® Online with Equipment Lease Product Terms
(Last modified May 18, 2020)
Use of the Service
In order to use the Service, you must complete the registration process. You may use the Service on behalf of third parties. 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 Services.
As part of your subscription, we’ll lease to you equipment consisting of a scale and a label printer (the “Equipment”). THE EQUIPMENT IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR FREEDOM FROM INTERFERENCE OR INFRINGEMENT. YOU BEAR THE ENTIRE RISK OF LOSS TO THE EQUIPMENT FROM THE DATE OF SHIPMENT BY US TO YOU. WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS, DAMAGE (INCLUDING INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES) OR EXPENSE CAUSED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY BY THE EQUIPMENT. ALL WARRANTIES, IF ANY, WITH RESPECT TO THE EQUIPMENT ARE MADE BY THE MANUFACTURER OF THE EQUIPMENT.
Term and Termination
You are leasing the Equipment for the following term (the “Lease Term”): (i) two years if you’re only leasing the Equipment; and (ii) the number of months stated on your Order if you’re leasing equipment in addition to the Equipment. Except for any termination by you under this section or under Section 4 (Changes) of the Agreement: (i) you may not cancel the lease for any reason; and (ii) all payment obligations under these terms and the Agreement are unconditional. At the end of the Lease Term, your use of the Service will convert to a month to month service. If we make changes to the Agreement that are materially adverse to you, you may terminate your account and the lease of the Equipment by giving notice to us of your election to terminate within thirty days after we gave you notice of any material changes.
Servicing of Hardware
If the Equipment ceases to function properly during the Lease Term, we’ll replace the Equipment by promptly shipping to you, at no additional cost, new, reconditioned or remanufactured equipment of the same or a functionally equivalent model; however, we won’t replace the Equipment if we determine that the failure of the Equipment resulted from your negligence or misuse of the Equipment or from an accident.
The fees for the use of the Service will be as agreed to at the time you register for the Service and will remain in effect during the Term. These fees do not include: (i) any applicable sales, use or other taxes, which will be invoiced separately by us; and (ii) the postage, shipping or other charges imposed by the carrier for printing postage or labels and sending letters or parcels through the United States Postal Service (“USPS”) or another carrier. Your subscription for the use of the Service together with the payments for the lease of the Equipment will be billed quarterly in advance with the first payment due at the time of registration and with each subsequent payment due on the due date specified in the invoice for the payment.
If your subscription includes a free trial period and if you do not wish to continue your subscription past the trial period, you must cancel your subscription before the last day of the trial period to avoid being billed for the first month of the subscription once the trial period has expired.
Default and Remedies
In the event you fail to comply with the Agreement or these terms and such failure continues for 30 days after we give you notice of such failure, we may: (i) terminate the Agreement, the lease of the Equipment and your account; (ii) require immediate payment of all amounts payable under the Agreement and these terms during the term of your use of the Services, including the fees provided for in the Fees section above and all amounts payable for the lease of the Equipment during the Lease Term; (iii) assess a late charge for each month that your payment is late; and (iv) exercise any rights and pursue any remedies provided by law.
Credit Cards – Accounts with The Pitney Bowes Bank, Inc.
Unless (i) you have established and maintain a Purchase Power® account or a Reserve Account with The Pitney Bowes Bank, Inc. (the “Bank”) and (ii) you have available funds in a Reserve Account or have available credit under a Purchase Power account, then as long as you’re utilizing the Service or have an outstanding balance with us, you'll provide us with valid credit card information. You’ll replace the information for any credit card that expires with information for a different valid credit card. All charges by the USPS for postage or for the sending of parcels through the Service, including, without limitation, any charges imposed by the USPS for parcels for which the charges paid by you were insufficient (all such charges are called “Shipping Charges”) and all fees for the use of the Service will be charged to your Reserve Account, if any, with any remaining unpaid balance being charged to your Purchase Power account, if any. In the event that (i) you do not maintain a Reserve Account or a Purchase Power account with the Bank or (ii) you do not have available funds in a Reserve Account and do not have available credit under a Purchase Power account, all such fees and charges will be charged to your credit card together with a convenience fee of 3 ½% of the amount of all Shipping Charges and you authorize us to do so. All charges by any other carrier other than the USPS for the sending of parcels through the Service will be billed directly by the carrier.
If you use the Service to print postage or send parcels 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 3 $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 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.
If you use the Service to send parcels with a carrier other than the USPS, you must comply with the requirements of that carrier. The terms governing the use of FedEx to send parcels are located at https://www.fedex.com/ and the terms governing the use of United Parcel Service are located at https://www.ups.com/.
Pitney Bowes Same Day Delivery
If you use Pitney Bowes Same Day Delivery, these additional terms apply