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Terms Of Service

We dont hide our terms of service. We give you all the information you need to make your decisions - right up front. Even the fine print! And we're so confident we have the best deal, we even disclose all the details in public! DeeperCalling Powered Free Hosted E-Commerce & Book Stores are a no nonsense, excellent value solution for your online ecommerce needs. Please note, Terms and Conditions may change with time. Please refer back to this page for the prevailing terms.

General Terms
  • Service is available only to eligible members. Eligibility is determined solely at the discretion of DeeperCalling Media. The following list will help applicants in determining their potential eligibility: Eligibility for our free hosted E-Commerce Webstores & Bookstores is strictly limited to the following groups...
    • Standard Free Hosted E-Commerce Stores
      • Churches & Ministries
      • Registered Charities
      • Membership Organizations & Associations
      • Print Newspapers & Magazines
      • Publishers & Recording Labels
      • Authors with their books in physical distribution with a Christian Distributor
      • Established online websites as accepted by DeeperCalling Media
    • Broadcaster Free Hosted E-Commerce Stores
      • Members of the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB)
      • Radio Stations
      • TV Stations
      • IP Radio & TV Stations
    • Bookseller Free Hosted E-Commerce Stores
      • Physical Book Sellers
      • CBA Physical Bookseller Member Stores
      • ABA Physical Bookseller Member Stores
  • By enrolling in and/or operating a store powered by DeeperCalling Media, you are agreeing to our terms and conditions.
  • The deeperCalling Free Hosted Web Store Service is a service of DeeperCalling Media LLC (here in referred to as Deepercalling).
  • Deepercalling retains the right to alter, amend or discontinue the service, and the terms under which the service is provided as it sees fit. The prevailing deepercalling terms and conditions for the deeperShopping service will be posted on the deepercalling website.

Service Fees & Dues
  • There is no upfront activation or enrollment fee.
  • There is no monthly or recurring service fee
  • Stores may elect to upgrade to our paid service at any time - this is an option and is not required.

Store Earnings & Payments
  • Each online store partner may choose the discount level at which they sell to their customers. This choice can be updated as needed. Final discounts may vary depending on the wholesale cost price of items and whether such a price can sustain the store operators desired customer discounts. Stores are not permitted to sell products from our catalog of 2.5 million books or 170,000 Christian Products at below cost.
  • Some vendors require their products not be discounted, or that they carry maximum discounts of a specific amount. In that case the vendors discounting policy will prevail over the stores policy.
  • Products being fullfilled by DeeperCalling and our distributors will be made available at the wholesale sales price applicable to your store type. Current wholesale rates are
    • 40% average wholesale discount for standard free stores
    • 40% average wholesale discount for broadcaster free stores
    • 40% average wholesale discount for bookseller free stores
  • A transaction fulfillment fee will be levied on all sales as follows Current wholesale rates are
    • 12.5% for standard free stores
    • 10% for broadcaster free stores
    • 8% for bookseller free stores
  • In addition, any charges levied by the credit card processing companies PaymentPlanet, Paypal, Barclays, TransFirst, our merchant partners American Express and Discover Card, will be passed onto bookstore partners. Rates are subject to change, and vary depending on the country of origin of the credit card being used. An aggregated or blended rate is charged for all transactions.

Discontinuing Services
  • Any store that wishes to discontinue services must contact DeeperCalling Media in writing. A written order is required to terminate services. Email is not a satisfactory option due to our spam and virus filters. Store operators must fax, or send a written request to our head offices. Once you have received confirmation that your store is closed you can assume that there will be no further charges to your account.

Dispute Resolution
  • In the event of any dispute between the client bookstore and deepercalling, said client agrees that deepercalling's decisions on all matters of dispute will be final.

Sales Taxes, GST & VAT
  • Where relevant sales taxes will be collected and paid by deepercalling to the bookstore partner, who will be repsonsible for filing all tax returns with the necessary authorities and jurisdictions.

General Order Processing
  • deepercalling is not liable for any lost profits due to the ecommerce store service being unavailable, down or offline for any reason. DeeperCalling Media is not liable for pricing errors or omissions, or for data items provided by our upstream data providers.
  • Deepercalling and its distribution partners shall have the right to refuse to honor a customer order for any reason, including but not limited to being out of stock, incorrect posted price, incorrectly applied coupons etc.
  • In the event of an error or mistake, deepercalling’s sole liability shall be the refund of the transaction fee it levied on the erroneous transaction.
  • Stores may not directly contact any organization or individual that is a part of the deeperShopping supply chain for any reason, unless you are an existing Brick and Mortar store with a legitimate trade reason to contact our vendors. All stores which are strictly "Online Only" stores may not for any reason contact any members of the deeperCalling Media product supply chain. It is also strictly forbidden for any member store to contact any member of our supply chain to open a direct account for the purpose of selling products on Ebay.
  • deeperCalling Media reserves the right to manage, update and control all product pricing on the deeperShopping powered webstores. deeperCalling Media may also at its discretion, provide selected products for sale only through selected classes or subsets of stores. Such product availability decisions will be made solely at the discretion of deeperCalling Media Inc.
  • All returns processing shall be provided by DeeperCalling Media with the exception of certain distributors. End user customers are to return their products according to the currently operating deepercalling returns policy.
    • Customers may return items provided the return is received by DeeperCalling Media or its authorized distributors within 30 days of the customer receiving the item.
    • Items received after 30 days will attract a 20% restocking fee.
    • Items received after 60 days will attract a 50% restocking fee.
    • Items received after 90 days will be assessed as donations back to DeeperCalling Media
    • Opened media items, perishables and electronics can not be accepted for return . However defective units will be replaced free of charge up to 90 days after purchase. Then after the manufacturers warranty applies.
  • Sales commissions paid on items returned by customers will be deducted from store earnings.
  • Store owner is responsible for chargebacks issued by cardholders for misused or stolen credit cards.

Site Indexing by Search Engines including Google, Bing and Yahoo
  • Standard & Broadcaster edition free stores do not support site indexing by search engines. Bookseller edition free stores do support site indexing on all content pages. Upgrading to the paid edition of our service will also add indexing of all product pages.

Requirement to post PreApproved DeeperCalling Content on your website
All stores must maintain a "© DeeperCalling Media" complete with the hyperlink back to DeeperCalling Media in the footer of their retail websites. In addition, the following requirements apply depending on the class of free store you are enrolled in:
  • Standard & Broadcaster Edition free stores must post one of the following information boxes on your website before enrolling. This content must remain on your website for you to continue to receive free services. All hyperlinks must be shown as is, and must not be modified or "no followed". This information should be located on a page that is visible to all members of the public and no more than one click from your main site homepage. Your site will be checked daily for compliance.
    • Required Content for Religious Stores
      Store Service Provided by <A HREF='http://www.deepercalling.com'>DeeperCalling Web Stores</A>, a specialist in the fulfillment of Christian Books for our <A HREF='http://www.deepershopping.com'>Christian Book Store</A>.
    • Required Content for Non Religious Stores
      Store Service Provided by <A HREF='http://www.deepercalling.com'>DeeperCalling Web Stores</A>, a specialist in <A HREF='http://www.promiseangels.com'>Book</A> fulfillment.
  • Bookseller Edition free web stores will automatically insert a hyperlink to Deepercalling media at the bottom of each page. The removal of this hyperlink is not permitted in free stores.
    • Required content on each free bookseller site
      Store Service Provided by <A HREF='http://www.deepercalling.com'>DeeperCalling Web Stores</A>

  • To assist in subsidizing the cost of your free store, DeeperCalling Media reserves the right to run limited advertising banners powered by the Salem Web Network. Removal of these banners is not permitted on free stores. Store operators may upgraded to paid store services to eliminate banners.

Use of Intellectual Property
  • By enrolling in the storefront service, you are agreeing that all deepercalling media, Bill Goodyear, and any other relevant party retains exclusive ownership rights and control of its source code, databases, data and systems. This does not in anyway negate the copyright ownership of any assets that are the property of third party copyright holders, including, but not limited to, Bill Goodyear, Sun Microsystems, The Zend Corporation, The Apache Free Software Foundation and others. Enrolling in the storefront service does not confer the rights to the store operator to access the source code, databases, data or underlying application solutions.
  • The deeperShopping domain name and all subdomains are the exclusive property of deeperCalling Media. Enrolling in the deeperShopping service does not confer any ownership or rights to use the deeperShopping domain name. Stores are encouraged to register their own domain names and maintain their own marketing and domain identities.
  • Stores may not use any deeperCalling media trademarks in their store names, marketing colleteral, online stores or other materials. This includes by is not limited the trademarks and registered trademarks of deeperWorship, deepWorship, deeperCalling, deeperShopping, deeperLiving. Any unauthorized use of such protected company trademarks is grounds for immediate service termination.
  • Stores may not take content written by deeperCalling Media on its own retail sites and use that content on their own sites. Any content developed by deeperCalling Media is copyright deeperCalling Media and can not be used without prior written consent.
  • Store operator agrees to hold all deeperCalling Media and deeperShopping service information in strict confidence and will not divulge or disclose any information related to deeperCalling and its deeperShopping service to any third party withour prior written consent.

Use of Catalog & Product Information
  • Fee stores do not have the rights to download or use our catalog of product information. To access this service you will need to upgrade to a paid service plan.

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