By enrolling in automatic membership renewal program with The Authors Guild, you (“the member”) are confirming that you have carefully read, understand, and agree to the following terms and conditions:
I. Authorization: You authorize The Authors Guild to charge your authorized credit, debit, or bank card (“card on file”) for your membership dues in the amount consistent with your membership type and payment plan, subject to applicable taxes, charges, and processing fees, under one of the following plans that you select (note that the monthly option is slightly higher on an annual basis to cover additional convenience processing fees):
Membership Tier & Dues
If you selected the annual payment plan, we will charge the full amount of your dues, subject to applicable taxes, charges, and processing fees, to your card on file once every year on the annual expiration date of your membership each.
If you selected the monthly payment plan, we will charge 12 monthly payments in the amount corresponding to your membership type, subject to applicable taxes, charges, and processing fees, to your card on file on the last day of every month for each year of membership.
Your membership will renew automatically unless you withdraw from the program (Please refer to V, “Cancellation”). Notwithstanding this automatic renewal, if you notify The Authors Guild of your desire to cancel your membership within 30 days after the auto-renewal date has passed, your membership will be cancelled and your annual fee refunded.
II. Payment Terms: The Authors Guild accepts credit and debit payments by VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. If paying using a credit card that belongs to your institution, you agree that you are an authorized user of said credit card. In the event that you become no longer authorized to use the card, you are responsible for updating and replacing the credit card information on file through your online renewal process or by contacting The Authors Guild Member Services at email@example.com.
We will notify you by e-mail or phone if your card on file is declined or we are unable to charge it for other reasons. You will be responsible for updating your payment information within 15 business days of notification to continue your participation in the automatic membership renewal program. If unpaid dues are not rectified within 60 days of the due date, we may terminate your membership from The Authors Guild.
III. Notifications: We will send e-mail notifications about upcoming charges to your e-mail address on file with us two weeks before your due date and a receipt of payment after receipt of payment.
IV. Reserved Rights: The Authors Guild reserves the right to end the automatic membership renewal program at any time with at least 30 days notice. The Authors Guild also reserves the right to deny automatic or monthly payments to any member for any reason and the right to change annual membership dues rates, any changes to which will not go into effect until the next calendar year.
V. Cancellation: You can withdraw from the automatic membership renewal program at any time by contacting us in writing:
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(a) Affect of Early Cancellation On Monthly Payment Plan: If you withdraw from the automatic membership renewal program before making all 12 dues payments for the year, you authorize us to charge the remaining amount to your card on file at the time of your withdrawal.