This is the company policies, rules and regulations of JC Premiere Business International Inc. (“the Company”) that would govern the transactions and any business dealings involving the products of the Company, by and among the members, JC Distributors, clients of the Company and such other related matters.
This Company Policy, Rules and Regulations (the “Company Policy”) form an integral part of the contract of each JC Distributor with the Company. As such, each JC Distributor is expected to have read and understood the contents of this Company Policy. Further, each JC Distributor is required to familiarize himself with the Company Policy as part of his obligations as JC Distributor of the Company products.
JC Distributors are strictly required to observe the terms and conditions embodied in this Company Policy. Any violation of these rules would be meted with appropriate penalties, including automatic cancellation/termination/deactivation of accounts and/or membership depending on the gravity of the violation committed. Upon deactivation of the account, the JC Distributor shall be given a period of three (3) days to clarify in writing the issues pertaining to the ground/s for the cancellation/termination/deactivation. JC Distributor’s failure to submit the required clarificatory letter shall be construed as waiver of his/her right to be heard that would merit the permanent cancellation/termination/ deactivation of his/her account/s or membership.
This Company Policy may be amended, revised or modified in whole or in part without need of consent of the JC Distributors.
PART I. COMPANY POLICY
I. DEFINITION OF TERMS
This definition of terms applies to all contractual arrangements between the Company and the JC Distributor as well as in the literature and other product promotional materials, unless the context otherwise requires, the following words or phrases shall have the meaning ascribed to them:
- “PPV” – Product Purchase Voucher
“5th Pair” – every 5th sales match of the JC Distributor will entitle said JC Distributor to Php1500 worth of Products Points in PPV Form.
“Applicant” – a person who has expressed his intention to be a JC Distributor of the products and has filled-out and submitted the duly accomplished Application Form to the Company’s authorized agent.
“Application Form” – a form provided by the Company to be filled out by interested Applicant.
“Business Center” – a venue where the Business Center Owner deals business transactions involving the products, including the holding of seminars, trainings and direct selling of the products.
“Company” – means JC Premiere Business International Inc.
“Confidential Information” – means all information, written or oral, furnished by the Company to the JC Distributor, whether such information is prepared by or obtained from the Parties, their clients, partners, advisors or otherwise, together with business plans, financial statements, analyses, compilations, Product literature, studies or other documents prepared by and/or received from the Company, its partners, agents, employees or representatives (including without limitation attorneys, accountants, analysts and product advisors) which contain or otherwise reflect such information.
“Crossline” – any Registered JC Distributor of the company that does not belong to your line of Business, not being the Premiere Distributor’s upline or downline and belongs to another team or organization other than the JC Distributor’s original line of business.
“Direct Sponsored Downline” – a person directly invited by a sponsor to avail at least one product package offered by the company to become a JC Distributor.
“Distributor’s Online Portal” – this is the website where the Distributors may view, manage and monitor his account and its history and other account information.
“Dormancy” – the process by which a JC Distributor voluntarily ceased to be active (i.e. no purchase of products; not allowed to conduct or attend company presentations, training and events; not allowed to visit the head office or any of its branches, business/training centers and the like) for a period of 180 days.
“Downline” – a sponsored distributor who eventually formed part of the network of the sponsor or upline, either directly sponsored by the latter or not.
“Inactive Account(s)” – an account or accounts of a JC Distributor which has not been engaged in any sales activity (i.e. sponsoring new downlines or purchasing products) for an aggregate period of 180 days.
“Joint Account(s)” – an account owned by two or more JC Distributors which shall only be eligible for cash incentives.
“MMPP” – Monthly Maintenance Product Points
“Owner, Business Center” – a person contractually authorized by the Company to establish a Business Center for purposes of promoting and selling the products and conducting seminars and trainings thereat.
“JC Distributor(s)” – a person who submitted an Application Form, which has been duly evaluated, determined by the Company to be qualified as a JC Distributor and whose application has been approved by the Company, which includes Business Center Owner. While having the right to non-exclusively distribute the products of the Company. It is understood that he is not an agent, employee or legal representative of his/her Sponsor or the company. “Premiere Sales Opportunity” – this is a seminar conducted by the Company, which is focused on how to get started. This is the marketing plan presentation where the Global Package, Benefits, products and Compensation Plan is discussed.
- “Distributor’s Price” – the price of products fixed exclusively for the JC Distributors.
- “Suggested Retail Price” – the selling price set for customers. “Product Package” – this is a set of JC Premiere products that should be availed to become a JC Distributor of the company. Products included in the package may vary quarterly or semi-annually as part of promotional activities.
“Products” – means the items, articles, merchandise and products produced and manufactured under the product label of “JC Premiere” which includes 4Green, Calvit – C, Kape Supremo, Premiere Green Tea, Glutafit, HiLife Juice, Organic Barley Capsule, Organic Barley Juice, Good Leaf K-Pod Morning Blend, Good Leaf K-Pod Smooth Blend,Good Leaf Ashitaba Coffee Classic, Good Leaf Ashitaba Coffee Mocha, Good Leaf Ashitaba Capsule, Omni White Soap, Omni White Kojic Soap, Omni White Cream, Omni White Pinkish Cream, Omni White Toner, Omni White BB Cream, Omni White Lotion, Omni White Scrub, Omni White Bubble Cleanser, Omnifit, Omni White CC Cushion, K-Pads Day, K-Pads Night, K-Pads Panty Liner, Nature’s Own Shampoo, Nature’s Own Conditioner, Nature’s Own Toothgel and Mini Me Diaper and such other products as may be introduced or produced by the Company from time to time.
“Re-Entry Program” – the process by which a JC Distributor of the company is given the clearance to transfer to any sponsor, group, or organization within the company other than his original sponsor or line of business bounded by the company policy. Re-entry program requires a JC Distributor to “purchase” a new package to signify entry and the latter may choose either to join in his previous line of business, sponsor, or upline or to a new sponsor, group or line of business provided that the line he will belong to does not have any waiting accounts or unpaired accounts under his new line of business, and the pending financial obligation from the previous line of business or direct sponsor have been met or satisfied.
“Safety Net” – the safety measure in the Sales Match System, wherein a JC Distributor will only be paid for a maximum of ten (10) sales match per day. This mechanism is followed to balance the methods of earning through membership of new JC Distributors and direct sales of products.
“Safety Net” – the safety measure in the Sales Match System, wherein a JC Distributor will only be paid for a maximum of ten (10) sales match per day. This mechanism is followed to balance the methods of earning through membership of new JC Distributors and direct sales of products.
“Sales Organization” – this consists of the JC Distributors’ organization or Sales Group which includes the entirety of the JC Distributors’ Downline.
“Sales Group” – a JC Distributor may have two (2) sales groups when he starts his network under one account; the left sales group and the right sales group. For each Sales Group, the JC Distributor may have as many Downlines as he can manage.
“Sponsor” – a JC Distributor who introduces and registers a person to the Company, who eventually becomes a JC Distributor by virtue of the Company’s acceptance of the Premiere Distributor’s application. Sponsors are commonly known as “Direct Uplines”. A sponsor is responsible for training and supporting his Downlines in the conduct of business.
“Unauthorized Re-sponsoring” – an act by a JC Distributor of transferring a person from one JC Distributor’s Organization to another, which is strictly prohibited under this Policy.
“Unauthorized Forms” – It is an act by which a JC Distributor misleads a potential JC Distributor in letting him affix his signature in the application form without clearly explaining the business model of the company, as well as without clearly indicating the purpose of signing the application form thereof. Every JC Distributor has the obligation to explain to the potential JC Distributor that affixing his signature to the aforementioned application form would constitute that he would become the legal sponsored downline of the latter. Failure to do so will merit strict sanctions and penalties.
II. APPLICATION AS DISTRIBUTOR
2.1 WHO MAY APPLY. Any natural person at least eighteen (18) years of age who has not been convicted of any crime involving moral turpitude may become a JC Distributor. Applicants below the age of fifteen (15) years old may be accepted provided their application are with the consent of their parents. Any corporation, partnership or association, duly registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or its equivalent and legally authorized to do business in the Philippines may become a JC Distributor. In all instances, the Applicant must have capacity to enter into a contract in the Philippines and must comply with all the legal requirements under the Philippine laws.
2.2 APPLICATION PROCESS. To become a JC Distributor, the Applicant must follow the following procedure:
2.2.1 The Applicant must fill out the Application Form. With respect to application forms of applicants below the age of 15 years old, the same shall be accompanied by a consent form from their parents;
2.2.2 Once an Application form has been duly accomplished and signed, the applicant shall not be allowed to change his sponsor or choose another upline for a period of thirty (30) days notwithstanding the fact that no purchase has yet been made. After the lapse of said period, applicant may be allowed to change sponsorship provided no purchase has been made yet. The thirty-day-period prohibition shall be reckoned from the date appearing on the application form or any supporting documents signifying the applicant’s intention to be the under the sponsorship of the upline concerned, whichever comes first.
2.2.3 The Application Form will be evaluated by the Company;
2.2.4 The Applicant shall read in full and familiarize himself with the terms and conditions embodied in the Application Form and in this Policy.
2.2.5 Once the Application Form has been accomplished and duly approved, the Applicant signifies his unconditional acceptance of and assent to the terms and conditions contained in the Application Form and this Policy. Direct sponsors are obliged to explain to their new downlines or members the company policy substantially putting more emphasis on the prohibited acts, selling below the suggested retail price and other salient provisions of the policy.
2.2.6 To insure compliance with the foregoing provision, the Application Form shall be accompanied by an acknowledgement form signed by the new JC Distributor signifying that he has understood and shall abide by the company policy which must be submitted to the Company or its duly authorized representatives. Application Forms not received by the Company shall not be binding on the Company.
2.2.7 The Applicant becomes a full-fledged JC Distributor upon approval of his Application and completion of the foregoing procedure.
2.3 NUMBER OF ACCOUNTS ALLOWED. JC Distributors shall only be allowed a maximum of thirty one (31) paid accounts per name without regard to whether the same is a promo or regular account.
III. QUALIFICATIONS OF DISTRIBUTORS
3.1 Husband and wife may become individual JC Distributors. However, they will automatically be considered as one entity and should register under the same group such that the husband or the wife can only be an upline or downline of his or her spouse. Legally married spouses may not engage in different Groups (Crosslining) in conducting the business.
3.2 In instances where the spouses have already been previously registered under different groups, each spouse is required to transfer to the Sales Group where the spouse who either first signed the application form or joined the Company belongs. The spouses shall be given a period of thirty (30) days to transfer. All commissions, benefits or privileges earned by the transferring account should be withdrawn within the said period prior to the approval of the transfer. Once transfer is approved, any commission, benefits or privileges owing to said account will be voided and forfeited in favor of the company.
3.3 Pending transfer of the transferring spouse, he/she will not be permitted to have any pending downlines. Failure to transfer of one of the spouses within the period allowed shall give the Company the right to exercise its discretion to protect the interest of the Company.
3.4 The transfer contemplated under Section 3.2 above shall be completed upon the transferring spouse’s purchase of another product package from a Sponsor in a group where he/she will transfer.
3.5 The spouses shall not be allowed to register under Sponsors from different groups. Any downlines created in violation of this rule shall be forfeited.
3.6 Partnerships, corporations or associations duly organized and recognized under Philippine laws may become a JC Distributor. The said entities must submit a letter of intent to become a Premiere Distributor together with the appropriate Secretary’s Certificate (for corporations) authorizing the filing of Application, designation of the authorized representative for purposes of such application and authorizing the submission of pertinent documents as may be required by the Company.
3.7 JC Distributor who has been found guilty for violating Company Rules or Code of Ethical Standards and was sanctioned by a penalty of “Termination of Account” will likewise be applied to his or her spouse, child and parents who were also a JC Distributor.
IV. PRIVILEGES OF JC DISTRIBUTORS
4.1 As a JC Distributor of the Company products, the JC Distributor shall be authorized to engage into direct selling of the products.
4.2 As direct seller of the products, the JC Distributor shall be entitled to receive corresponding compensation, rebates, commissions and such other privileges as may be determined by the Company from time to time.
4.3 Privileges granted under this Section IV shall automatically cease to exist at the precise moment of the JC Distributor’s termination or revocation of affiliation with the Company.
5.1 Sponsors shall be responsible for their direct downlines. They shall ensure that their downlines are properly trained and familiar with the Company and its products, the terms and conditions of this Company Policy, the Company’s Compensation Plan and his obligations, duties and responsibilities as JC Distributor, which includes, but not limited to the following:
- Ensuring that the downline attends the required trainings and seminars;
- Entertaining products enquiries and clarifications from the downline;
- Advising and guiding the downline in respect of marketing and sales strategy;
- Updating and inform their downlines of new Company issuances and policies.
5.2 The Sponsor may extend his sponsoring activities to any country where the Company has presence subject to the approval of the Company. However, JC Distributors are allowed to purchase products from any Business Center.
6.1 JC Distributors are prohibited from joining any other Direct Selling or multi- level marketing or engage in selling products that are similar to or in competition with the Company’s products.
6.2 In the event that a JC Distributor is actively involved in a similar competing company, direct selling, or multi-level in nature, prior to the registration, he must show proof that he has nullified his involvement with these competing companies and is prohibited to entice or sponsor people from the latter. Failure to do so will merit applicable sanctions to protect the company and its JC Distributors.
VII. RELATIONSHIP AND REPRESENTATION
7.1 The JC Distributors are considered independent contractor for all intents and purposes. It is understood that he is not an agent, employee or legal representative of his/her Sponsor or the Company. The JC Distributors shall not, in any manner, represent himself as such.
7.2 Has no power to bind the Company to any obligation and he shall be solely responsible for all applicable income, sales, social security or other applicable taxes, licenses and fees arising out of his activities as such JC Distributor.
VIII. MANAGEMENT OF ACCOUNT
8.1 The JC Distributor shall be responsible for keeping the information in his accounts accurate. The Company has the right to terminate any account that is determined to contain inaccurate information.
8.2 The JC Distributor shall not employ any machination or manipulation, including but not limited to the use of dummies, in order to defeat the limitation set forth in Section 8.1 above. Any violation of this provision shall give the Company the right to automatically cancel and terminate the JC Distributor’s account.
8.3 JC Distributors whose accounts have been inactive for an aggregate period of six months (180 days) shall be notified through email, text or social media that their accounts will be temporarily put on “hold”. To activate said account, they will need to purchase package that will earn at least 120 MMPP.
8.4 Reselling of existing accounts to any person is strictly prohibited regardless of whether the transferee belongs to the same group, crossline, upline, downline, relative or a complete stranger.
8.5 Transferring and renaming of account may be accomplished under the following conditions. If the account holder requests to have his account transferred and renamed, either only to his upline, direct sponsored downline or direct sponsored upline, a written letter of consent must be presented.
8.5.1 If the account holder is found to have committed violations in the company policy, which prompted cancellation/termination of the account, the Company reserves the right either to transfer the account to the direct sponsored upline or account ownership of the company.
8.6. Any account renamed and transferred to another JC Distributor will void all incentives (i.e. sales match points, dreams, lifestyle, cash incentives, commissions, Buy1Take1 privileges, and the likes).
8.7 The Company may allow the transfer of registration by reason of the JC Distributor’s death. The transfer shall take effect upon the request of the legal heirs of the Distributor subject to the application of Philippine law on succession. The following transfer procedure shall be observed in case of death of the JC Distributor:
8.7.1 The legal surviving spouse, any legitimate child, or illegitimate child in the absence of legitimate children, parent or sibling in that order, shall have one year from the date of the JC Distributor’s Death to notify the company of such death;
8.7.2 The legal surviving spouse, any legitimate child, or illegitimate child in the absence of legitimate children, parent or sibling in that order, shall write a letter request for the transfer of registration of account of the deceased JC Distributor;
8.7.3 The letter-request shall be accompanied by certified true copy of death certificate, judicial or extra-judicial settlement of estate of the deceased Premiere Distributor, last will and testament (if the account is adjudicated in the will) and proof of relationship between the deceased Premiere Distributor and the legal heir;
8.7.4 The letter-request shall state in whose favor the account should be transferred;
8.7.5 The Company shall evaluate the request and may request for additional supporting documents to aid in processing the request;
8.7.6 The transferee shall step-in the rights of the deceased JC Distributor and assumes all his obligations as such JC Distributor. Any account transferred by reason of the JC Distributor’s death shall not void the account’s current income and incentives.
VII – A. JOINT ACCOUNTS
JC Distributors are given the privilege and may opt to register a joint account with fellow distributors to maximize their earning capacity which shall be subject to the following terms and conditions;:
- Account holders shall be required to submit a Memorandum of Agreement outlining the following;
- Division of commission points earned
- Provision for equal distribution of cash incentive
- Other provisions they may deem appropriate
- Joint accounts will only qualify for cash incentive.
IX. PROHIBITED ACTS
9.1 CHANGE OF SPONSOR. Any JC Distributor is not allowed to change Sponsor under any circumstances. In such instances, the Company has no obligation to honor subsequent registrations and will consider only the first registration as a valid registration.
In the event that the potential JC Distributor is invited and has already signed an application, even though that potential JC Distributor has not purchase a package that will satisfy completion of registration process, the signed application form will be honored for a period of three months, provided it does not fall under fraudulent acts whose aim is to let the potential JC Distributor sign the said application form known as “Unauthorized Forms”.
9.2 INVITATION TO TRANSFER. It is strictly prohibited to engage in any activity that involves the solicitation or invitation of, or otherwise motivating or encouraging any existing JC Distributors to transfer from one sales group to another in consideration of any kind of offer such as, but not limited to free slots, marketing support, financial support and others.
9.3 CROSSLINING. It is an act by which a registered JC Distributor of the company engages in any business transaction with other sponsors or upline not from his original line of business or organization, i.e. registration of account under another upline or different line of business. In case of violation, the errant JC Distributor is required to terminate the subsequent account under the different line of business. He shall not be entitled to carry over any privileges or incentives earned from the account to be terminated.
SPONSORING ACTIVE MEMBERS. Sponsoring active JC Distributors from his own sales group or from other groups or crosslines constitutes “Unauthorized Re-sponsoring” and is strictly prohibited.
9.5 BONUS BUYING. Bonus buying is strictly prohibited. The following acts constitute bonus buying:
- Registration of certain individuals without his/or knowledge and/or accomplishment of Application Form without his/or consent.
- Fraudulent registration of any individual as a JC Distributor without purchasing any package and without the knowledge and consent of such individual.
- Registration or attempted registration of fictitious or non-existing individual/s as JC Distributor for purposes of qualifying for bonus, commissions or to avail of any privileges or promotions.
- Any other ways or machinations by which strategic purchases are made to maximize commissions or bonuses when a JC Distributor does not have a bona-fide use for the products purchased.
9.6 Commission of any of the prohibited acts enumerated above shall merit proper sanctions, which may include, among others, outright termination of account.
X. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT
10.1 The JC Distributor recognizes that the Company is the exclusive owner of all the Company’s Intellectual Property in the products. The JC Distributor shall not challenge Company’s ownership of such Intellectual Property and shall not do any act that may have detrimental effect to the Company’s Intellectual Property.
10.2 The JC Distributor undertakes not to use or disclose to any other person or entities any of the Company’s Confidential Information and will use only such Confidential Information (as defined in Section 1 hereof) in good faith and subject to any restrictions imposed by the Company as herein contained.
10.3 The JC Distributor’s confidentiality undertaking under this Section shall survive the termination of the JC Distributor’s account with the Company and shall remain in full force and effect perpetually.
XI. TERMINATION OF ACCOUNT
11.1 The JC Distributor’s authorization to distribute the Company’s products and packages is granted perpetually unless terminated voluntarily or involuntarily.
11.2 The JC Distributor may voluntarily terminate the distributorship upon his submission of written request withdrawing or pulling out his account from the Company. Termination under this clause is effective upon receipt of the written request or on the date stated in such written request.
11.3 The Company shall have the right to terminate the JC Distributor’s account with the Company on the ground of violation of any provisions in this Company Policy, the terms and conditions embodied in the Application Form and the Company’s Compensation Plan. Termination under this clause is effective upon actual receipt by the JC Distributor of the written notice of termination from the Company and retroacts to the day of the commission of the offense;
11.4 JC Distributors, whose account has been terminated, whether voluntarily or involuntarily, are prohibited to engage into multi-level marketing or direct selling activities that offer products that are similar to or in competition with the Company’s products within a period of one (1) year from the date of termination.
11.5 The JC Distributor may voluntarily terminate his account(s). In the event that the JC Distributor desires to become active again either from the same line of business, group, or upline or transfer to another sponsor, group, or line of business, the latter may do so provided that the conditions mentioned on the Re-Entry process are met.
It is the process by which a JC Distributor of the company is given the clearance to transfer to any sponsor, group, or organization within the company other than his original sponsor or line of business bounded by the company policy. Re-entry program requires a JC Distributor to “purchase” a new package to signify entry and the latter may choose either to join in his previous line of business, sponsor, or upline or to a new sponsor, group or line of business provided that the line he will belong to does not have any waiting accounts or unpaired accounts under his new line of business, and the pending financial obligation from the previous line of business or direct sponsor have been met or satisfied.
The following is the process necessary to effect Re-Entry:
- The JC Distributor must submit a “voluntary termination of account for the purpose of Re-Entry” letter with intent stating the reasons for the said decision.
The company lawyer will explain the Re-Entry process to the JC distributor, thereafter his direct sponsor will counsel the JC distributor about the pros and cons of his decision.
The JC Distributor concerned must secure the consent of his direct sponsor.
50% of the outstanding debts which are supported by documents, must be paid and a post-dated check must be issued for the remaining half.
When reasons for voluntary termination of account is deemed valid, the Company will issue a clearance for termination of account indicating that the account(s) is immediately terminated and access to the said account is no longer possible.
Once the period of dormancy is properly observed, the said Premiere The JC Distributor shall observe a period of dormancy (180 days) reckoned from the time the company officially acknowledges termination of his/her account. The acknowledgement form shall indicate the start date and termination date of the dormancy period.
Distributor can now apply for the “Re-entry” process.
XIII. FAITHFUL COMPLIANCE AND INDEMNITY UNDERTAKING
13.1 The JC Distributor shall faithfully comply with the Company Policy, Compensation Plan, terms and conditions embodied in the Application Form and the Company’s Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards. Any violation of any of such rules and regulations and terms and conditions shall be meted with appropriate sanctions at the sole discretion of the Company depending on the gravity of the violation.
13.2 The JC Distributor holds the Company free and harmless against any and all claims, demand, liability, loss, cost or expense including but not limited to legal fees, cost of suit that may arise from, relating to or in connection with the JC Distributor’s conduct of business or transactions.
13.3 Any transaction entered into by the JC Distributor in violation of the Company Policy, Compensation Plan, terms and conditions embodied in the Application Form, Company’s Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards, the Revised Penal Code of the Philippines, or any other existing Philippine laws, or as may be enacted hereafter, or laws of other territories where the JC Distributor transacted shall not bind the Company and shall be the sole obligation of the JC Distributor.
PART II. CODE OF CONDUCT AND ETHICAL STANDARDS
CANON 1. A JC Distributor shall remain Loyal to the Company.
Being a JC Distributor with the Company goes with it the unbridled loyalty of its members not only to the Company but to its products and shall faithfully abide by this Company Policy and Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards, as may be revised or updated from time to time.
The JC Distributors/members shall not join, represent, associate, sponsor, recruit or conspire in any manner to the benefit of any company, group or association who are in competition with the Company, or commit any act that would be disadvantageous to the Company or any of the products.
The JC Premiere Company greatly values the loyalty and good faith of the JC Distributors to the Company and its products. To protect and prevent the Company from any issues that will arise in the future that would be disadvantageous on our part, the commission of any act mentioned above shall constitute unfaithfulness and disloyalty against the Company and its products. This shall therefore be considered as GRAVE OFFENSES and is strictly prohibited by this Policy. In addition to the remedies provided by law, the Company shall have the right to automatically deactivate, cancel or terminate the account/s or membership of any JC Distributor who violates this provision without need of notice.
CANON 2. A JC Distributor shall protect the Company, its Products and Goodwill.
It shall be the duty of the JC Distributor to protect the Company, its products and its Goodwill. As such, the JC Distributor shall not make any written statement or oral remarks that may discredit or disrepute the Company, its officers, directors and employees as well as its products. In addition to the remedies provided by law, the Company shall have the right to automatically deactivate, cancel or terminate the account/s or membership of any JC Distributor who violates this provision without need of notice.
Company reputation and goodwill are essential part of its business. To protect the Company’s reputation and goodwill, issuing any statement, written or oral, especially those made in multi-media (including but not limited to television, radio, print, social) that tends to defame, malign, discredit or disparage the products, the Company and its directors, stockholders, officers, employees, agents and other Premiere Distributors is strictly prohibited. This shall be considered as LIGHT OFFENSES to its extent but shall always be observed in good faith for the protection of the Company’s reputation and goodwill.
In addition to the remedies provided by law, the Company shall have the right to automatically deactivate, cancel or terminate the account/s or membership of any JC Distributor who violates this provision without need of notice.
CANON 3. A JC Distributor shall be Honest in All its Dealings
JC Distributors shall, at all times, observe decency and uphold high moral standards in its business dealings within the Company premises and in all its dealings relative to the products. JC Distributors/members are expected to conduct its business dealings with utmost professionalism. They shall not make any false statements, misrepresentation, exaggeration, disinformation, unrealistic and vain promises, or introduce products or services that are not among the products of the Company. Thus, this shall be considered as LIGHT OFFENSES but shall always be observed with utmost sincerity.
CANON 4. A JC Distributor shall Treat Fellow JC Distributors with Respect, Fairness, Candor and Sincerity
The JC Distributors/members shall, at all times, treat their fellow JC Distributors with highest degree of respect. The following acts, which are not mutually exclusive, shall be considered as LIGHT OFFENSES but shall always be observed with great integrity and are considered disrespectful act which are strictly prohibited:
- Forging signature of another JC Distributor or making it appear that other Premiere Distributor has signed or drawn any document;
- Claiming, reporting or representing that his fellow JC Distributor has participated or committed an act when he knew that the same is not true;
- Attributing acts to his fellow JC Distributor when he knows the same to be untrue.
- Making false statements in any written documents such as affidavits, contracts, letters, advertisement materials, etc.
- Altering, modifying, changing or revising any document relative to the Product or the Company without the written consent of the author thereof.
- Issuing any certification or document that contains false or inaccurate information.
- Commission of any dishonest act in its dealings concerning the Product or the Company.
A JC Distributor shall not interfere with any business dealings of his fellow JC Distributors regardless of the relationship between him and the potential distributor. JC Distributors shall not convince or encourage any person to change sponsorship when they have been previously recruited or invited or in the process of invitation, whether or not the potential JC Distributor has not signed the application form yet, nor purchase a package by other JC Distributors.
In the event that a potential distributor has signed an application form, said application form shall only be valid for (30) thirty days, after which, he must sign another application form and may be invited by a different JC Distributor.
In the event that the potential JC Distributor has an immediate family member (parents or sibling) other than a spouse that is a current JC Distributor of the Company, the person who invited the latter may opt to suggest where the potential JC Distributor may choose to register either from him or from his immediate family member (parents or siblings) giving the potential JC Distributor absolute initial right to choose a sponsor. In this way, future conflicts and fraudulent form or acts maybe minimize or eliminated.
The Company, in the exercise of its discretion, reserves its right to terminate/deactivate/cancel the membership and/or accounts of the JC Distributor for a violation of any provisions of this Company Policy.
The following penalties shall be imposed for every act committed by the Distributor that constitutes disrespect or dishonesty:
CANON 5. No Fraudulent Activities
The Company strictly prohibits any commission of fraudulent acts or false pretenses towards the Company itself, its products, fellow JC Distributors and the public in general. In addition to those provided by the Revised Penal Code, the following acts constitute fraudulent activities and shall be considered GRAVE OFFENSES unless otherwise stated:
- Using fictitious name or dummy, or employing other means for purposes of advancing personal gains or benefit;
The fraudulent registration of accounts through the use of dummies is condemned to the highest extent possible and the Company greatly abhors resort to such, thus in order to prevent JC Distributors from committing the same the following penalties shall be meted out to erring distributors:
- Payment of damages in the standard amount of One Hundred Fifty Thousand Pesos (Php150,000.00)
- Damages in the amount representing the number of accounts the erring distributor was able to register under his sponsorship in breach of the company policy against dummy accounts multiplied by 1,500 representing the commission earned per successful registration of new accounts (no. of accounts x 1,500).
- All accounts registered in violation of this prohibition under the sponsorship of the erring distributor shall be transferred to the original line where said accounts should have been registered.
The damages mentioned above shall be payable in the following manner:
- The abovementioned amounts shall be deducted from the commissions he will be earning.
- Fifty (50%) from each commission earned will be deducted every encashment and credited as payment for the damages.
- These amounts shall be payable to the direct upline from the original line where said accounts should have been registered.
Notwithstanding the aforementioned penalties provided, the management shall have the sole and exclusive discretion to impose sanctions and other penalties it may deem appropriate with due regard to the peculiar circumstances of each case.
- Issuing a worthless check;
- Incurring obligations, monetary or otherwise, and refusing to honor the same;
- Failure to perform any of his obligations as JC Distributor to the prejudice of another person, the Company or his fellow JC Distributor;
- Soliciting fund from persons who purport to be investors;
- Failure to remit any legitimate sales to the Company;
- Failure to deliver any Product to any person;
- Unauthorized re-sponsoring or transferring to other group except as may be authorized by the Company;
- Giving gifts to any officer or employees of the Company with an aim of receiving a favor or benefit therefrom;
- Altering, changing, modifying or changing the contents, size or composition of the products or product package;
- Selling any of the products in any medium (including but not limited to social media, kiosk, stores, market stand, bazaars, and the likes) at a price different from the one fixed by the Company, which is the SRP or below SRP (Suggested Retail Price); For those selling especially in social media, all JC Distributors of the Company who create and promote/sell products from this medium are required to post their JC Distributor I.D. number, and their complete name in their social media page, and for every post thereafter.
This shall be considered as GRAVE OFFENSES as this threatens not only the earning capacity of every JC Distributor but more importantly, poses a serious threat to the sustainability of the business endeavors of the company. This shall always be observed in good faith for the protection and control of every JC Distributor and the Company. To dissuade the commission of this offense, the following penalties shall be meted out to JC Distributors who shall be found guilty of selling below the suggested retail price:
- First Offense – Holding of account of erring distributor for three months
- Second Offense – Suspension for six months, resetting of account and zeroing out of points already earned.
- Third Offense – Termination.
Selling below distributor’s price will be meted out with the following penalties:
- First Offense – Holding of account for six months and zeroing of account
- Second Offense – Termination
A JC Distributor may give discounts to its customers, provided it is done discreetly through personal calls and private messages and not posting them publicly on social media or in any other means that may trigger unfair pricing.
- Unauthorized Forms. It is an act by which a JC Distributor misleads a email@example.com shall be voided;
- Using of any funds duly issued by the Company for any other purpose other than for the purpose allotted, intended, and dictated by the Company. A JC Distributor must present proof that the amount was properly utilized. This shall be considered grave to its extent and is strictly prohibited by this Policy and will serve as the protection of the Company against dishonest utilization of its financial resources; and
- Any act analogous to the foregoing.
CANON 6. Penalties
Light offenses are those in violation of the Company Policy and Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards which shall be merited the following penalties:
- First Offense –
- Deactivation for a period of thirty (30) days (1 Month) of ALL accounts of the errant JC Distributor counted from the date the JC Distributor’s accounts were on hold;
- Forfeiture of income amounting to the average monthly income of the JC Distributor for the last six (6) months; and
- Forfeiture of all benefits and privileges in favor of the Company earned within thirty (30) days starting from the date of commission of an act or violation.
- Second Offense –
- Deactivation for a period of 180 days of ALL accounts of the errant JC Distributor counted from the date the JC Distributor’s accounts were frozen;
- Forfeiture of all income earned of the JC Distributor in the last six (6) months prior to receipt of Notice of Resolution; and
- Forfeiture of all benefits and privileges in favor of the Company earned in six (6) months from the date of commission of an act or violation
- Third Offense – perpetual deactivation of ALL accounts of the errant JC Distributor with forfeiture of all benefits and privileges in favor of the Company accruing from the date of commission of an act or violation.
The Company, in the exercise of its discretion, reserves its right to impose additional penalty against a Premiere Distributor for violation of any provisions of the Company Policy.
Grave offenses are those in violation of the Company Policy and Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards and shall therefore be merited the perpetual deactivation of ALL accounts of the errant JC Distributor with forfeiture of all benefits and privileges in favor of the Company accruing from the date of commission of an act or violation.
PART III. MARKETING PLAN
Section 1. The Company Business
Section 2. How to Earn
2.1. Retailing – JC Distributors have the privilege of earning 30% – 70% retail selling profit of the products to the customers through various channels such as person to person, agents, websites or social media sites, or by any other means as may be permitted in this Company Policy.
2.2. Direct Sales Commission – For every JC Product Package sold to a sponsored JC Distributor, the Sponsor is entitled to receive Direct Sales Commission points.
2.3. Sales Match Commission – For every sale of JC Product Package on JC Distributor’s Left Sales Group and Right Sales Group, he/she will be entitled for a Php1,500 Sales Match Commission points.
2.4. Leadership Commission – a JC Distributor shall be entitled to earn a Leadership Commission Points of Php300 in every Sales Match of his/her sponsored JC Distributor.
2.5. Passive Sales Match Commission – a JC Distributor is entitled to earn monthly from product purchases from both of his Sales Group provided that a minimum of 100 passive sales match points is met from his Left and Right Sales Group, as well as satisfying the minimum maintenance requirement.
Section 3. Schedule of Payment
Any earnings accruing to JC Distributors may be claimed in accordance with the following schedule:
Cut-Off Time: Every Monday and will be released Friday of the following week
Passive Sales Match Commission will be credited two weeks after the successful purchase.
Section 4. Promotions
All marketing promotions initiated by the Company are strictly non-transferrable and non-convertible into cash.
Section 5. Cyber Policy
- Identify & Control:
Distributors who create their own social media page for the purpose of Marketing JC Health Products, JCW Food Products, or JC Compensation plan are required to indicate their “Primary Binary account/ ID Number” on their page profile under the “About” category.
The “About” Category should always start with this statement:Official Distributor ID no. 00101010
By Mandatory implementation and Posting of the distributor’s official ID no., it will be convenient for the management to track down distributors activities and immediate actions can be taken once a valid complaint has been filed.
Distributors who failed to indicate their official distributors ID Numbers in their respective social media page will be sanctioned accordingly and in accordance with the following procedural process imposed by the management:
- The management will forthwith inform the errant distributor, thru messenger or any other means of communications that their social media page needs to comply with the above mentioned requirement within twenty four (24) hours from notice.
2. In the event that the subject social media page would still not comply with the management’s directives and remains to be active in social media, the company (JC), will send a final warning to the admin/ owner of that page informing them that JC will “Publicly” comment on their page the following statement:
THIS IS YOUR FINAL WARNING, YOU ARE REQUESTED TO SHOW/ DISPLAY YOUR OFFICIAL DISTRIBUTOR ID NUMBER UNDER YOUR PAGE PROFILE ON THE ABOUT SEGMENT” WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS FROM POSTING, FAILURE TO DO SO WILL COMPEL THE COMPANY TO WARN YOUR CLIENTS FOR NOT IMPLEMENTING BASIC JC SOCIAL MEDIA GUIDELINES, AND MAY WARRANT FURTHER SANCTIONS RELATING TO ARTICLES VIOLATING COMPANY POLICIES.”
3. After two consecutive warnings and with failure to comply, the company will respond replying to comments with the following statement:
“WARNING! PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THIS PAGE (name of page) HAS FAILED TO DISPLAY AN OFFICIAL DISTRIBUTOR ID NUMBER. A DISTRIBUTOR ID NUMBER INSURES THE PUBLIC THEIR SAFETY IN ONLINE DEALINGS WITH REGARDS TO JC WORLD WIDE FRANCHISES AND JC PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. FOR YOUR SAFETY, WE ADVISE EVERYONE TO BE CAREFUL IN DEALING WITH CERTAIN FB PAGE THAT BEARS OUR PRODUCT OR SERVICES. JC WILL NOT BE LIABLE IN ANY FRAUDULENT ACTIVITIES ENTERED BY INDIVIDUALS WHOSE PAGE DOES NOT INDICATE AN OFFICIAL DISTRIBUTOR ID NUMBER.”
Once the admin/ owner of the page complies, JC will remove the said comments from its queries.
- First Reply Policy
In order to prevent conflict among distributors on whose prospect that inquired to whom belongs to, the one rule that must be observed at all times in Social Media platforms dealings is always the “First Reply Policy”.
This means that the “First person” who the prospect inquired to and has “entertained or replied to the query” of that prospect, has the right to gain ownership in the dispute arising from the matter.
For safety, It’s recommended for initial client contacts to provide immediately their Official ID number, their name and mobile number and contact them directly to their provided Mobile Number or Private message chat box.
The conflicting parties must present digital (txt/ live chat/ message format) or call logs to the ethics committee to validate the timeline for the First contact policy. Screen shots may be manipulated and will not be favored as evidence.
- Applicable Company Policy Sanctions attributed to the dispute will be strictly enforced.
- Fraudulent activities
If it is proven that the disputed party has manipulated the prospect in any way resulting in the “Sudden change of mind” affecting the original transaction or engagement. Fraudulent activities include…
This refers to any distributor who entertains or comments freely to somebody’s Social media page without consent or approval from the owner/ admin of the said page with the purpose of robbing the owner of the page of a possible prospect of future business client.
- Contact stealing/ Phishing
This refers to an act committed by the disputed distributor where he contacts the client thru private message with the purpose of stealing that client to transfer to the other party without the knowledge of the page owner/admin.
- Failure to Respect fellow distributor
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If it is proven that the disputed distributor has exhibited acts damaging the credibility of the other party resulting in the change of mind of the prospect to shift to the disputed party.
If it is proven that the disputed distributor has undermine the original dealings resulting in the willingness to transfer of the disputed prospect to the other party, either thru financial or network beneficial gain offers.
If it is proven that there is threat, blackmail or fear of any nature from the disputed party resulting in the sudden change of mind from the prospect.
JC Social Media/ Cyber Policy may be edited at all times without the consent of its existing distributors for the benefit of the Company, the Management and the welfare of its distributors.
- Fraudulent activities
Section 6. Taxation
It is understood that JC Distributors are not employees, franchisees, parties to a joint-venture or business partners of the Company with regard to the application of existing taxation laws, rules, ordinances or regulations. JC Distributors shall strictly comply with existing national and local statutes, rules, ordinances or regulations relating to their business transactions and operations. JC Distributors shall be solely responsible for their own managerial decisions and expenditures as the timely payment of applicable taxes on their earnings.
Furthermore, all income presented in Part III (Marketing Plan) hereof constitutes gross income and exclusive of tax. On each and every payment period, appropriate withholding taxes shall be deducted from any amount the JC Distributors is due to receive from the Company.
PART IV. THE PRODUCTS
Section 1. No Misrepresentation of Business
The JC Distributors fully understand that the Company is NOT ENGAGED in an investment scheme. They shall not misrepresent to people that they will earn as INVESTORS just by investing their fund with the Company and earn an interest without need of doing anything other than placing their money as investment with the Company.
Any person who shall commit an act described in the immediately preceding paragraph, directly or indirectly, will be dealt with severely, which includes, but not limited to outright cancellation of ALL accounts of the errant Premiere Distributors with forfeiture of any monetary entitlements already earned and damages.
The Company shall not be liable for any transaction entered into by any person in in violation of this Section.
Section 2. Product Sales
2.1 Monthly Maintenance Purchase – JC Distributors shall at least maintain monthly ten (10) MMPP (Monthly Maintenance Product Points).
2.2 Direct Sales
Section 3. Product Refund and Return Policy
Product policy request for return and exchange of products purchases may be honored if the following conditions are met:
- The request shall be made within five (5) days from the date of purchase.
- Receipt of payment shall be presented together with the request without any alternations in the writings.
- The product is not damaged or destroyed in any way. Packaging is un-opened, with no markings, and not tattered or destroyed.
- All returns products can only be exchanged with other products and not cash.
- No returns will be honored if the reason for return is a mere change of mind.
- This applies only to products purchased in the Company’s Headquarters. This does not apply to Business Centers.
Section 4. Advertising and Use of Intellectual Property Rights
4.1 JC name, logos, trademarks and copyrights are exclusively owned by JC Premiere Business International Inc. (the “Company”). JC Distributors shall not use in advertising, promoting or describing the products or Marketing Plan of the Company any written, printed, recorded or any other material bearing the intellectual properties of the Company, without the prior written consent of the Company.
4.2 The JC Distributors shall not make any claim or representation, verbal or otherwise, as to the products’ therapeutic or curative properties, unless otherwise provided in the official literature of the products.
4.3 JC Distributors shall not use any media (radio, television, print, billboard, and social media) advertising without the prior written approval of the Company.
4.4 Creating a website with the intention of making it appear that the same is the official website of the Company is strictly prohibited.
Section 5. Fairs and Trade Shows
JC Distributors may join fairs and trade shows showcasing the products, provided that the products are not be mixed, sold and displayed together with any other products, specifically those products that are also sold through multi-level marketing.
Section 6. General Provisions
6.1 For every product package purchase paid thru any card, Sponsor of the subscriber will shoulder 4% financial institution charges.
6.2 The Company reserves the right to make waivers and exceptions to the application of this Policy as it may deem proper. Failure or delay by the Company in enforcing any of the provisions in this Policy shall not constitute a waiver of his rights as to those provisions or any other provisions hereof.
6.3 Laws of the Republic of the Philippines shall govern this Policy.
Should any part of this Policy be considered in contradiction with any existing laws, it shall not render the rest of this Policy null and void.