Terms of Sale — Print Products
Last updated December 19, 2018
IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF SALE – PRINT PRODUCTS CAREFULLY, AS THESE TERMS AFFECT YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS. THESE TERMS GOVERN YOUR PURCHASE OF CHICAGO SUN-TIMES PRINT PRODUCTS.
1. Print Products
“Print Products” refers to home delivery of the print edition of the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper by Sun-Times Media, LLC and Sun-Times Media Productions, LLC and their parents and affiliates (collectively, “Sun-Times”). Sun-Times reserves the right to modify the type, content, and availability of its Print Products at any time.
Print Product offers are valid and available only in locations within the Sun-Times home-delivery area.
2. Access to Digital Products
3. Grace Period and Subscription Auto-Renewal
Deliveries of the Print Product will continue for a 21-day period (“Grace Period”) past the expiration date of your Print Product subscription (“Subscription”) unless you cancel your Subscription by calling (888) 848-4637. You will be billed for all deliveries of the Print Product during the Grace Period.
If you select the “AutoRenew” option, your Subscription will automatically renew at the end of the period indicated in your initial Subscription order or any subsequent Subscription renewal (“Billing Period”), unless you cancel your Subscription or it is terminated by Sun-Times. You will not receive a notification from Sun-Times of any such Subscription automatic renewal.
If you began your Subscription with a promotional rate, your Subscription will automatically renew at the regular Subscription rate indicated in your initial Subscription order.
4. Billing Period
Sun-Times will charge a Subscription fee at the commencement of your Subscription. If you select the “AutoRenew” option, your Subscription will renew automatically on the first day of each Billing Period thereafter unless and until you cancel your Subscription or it is terminated by Sun-Times.
Your Subscription may also include delivery of up to 4-10 premium editions each year. Your Subscription account will be charged an additional fee, up to $2 for each such edition, in a Billing Period when one or more premium edition is published, which will shorten the length of your Billing Period. If you select the “AutoRenew” option, your subscription will renew at the end of the shortened subscription period for the amount of time you selected in your initial Subscription order or any subsequent Subscription renewal.
5. Payment Method
You may pay for your Subscription with a major credit card or through direct debit from your bank account (“Payment Method”). You may edit your Payment Method information by accessing the “Manage Print Account” section of the www.suntimes.com website or by calling 888-848-4637. If your payment is unsuccessful by reason of insufficient funds, expiration, or for any other reason, you will be responsible for any uncollected amount.
6. Billing and Recurring Billing
By placing an order for a Subscription, you authorize Sun-Times to charge you the Subscription rate then in effect. If you select the “AutoRenew” option, you authorize Sun-Times to automatically bill your Payment Method up to seven days prior to each Billing Period. The amount charged in any given Billing Period may vary for reasons that may include price changes or changing your Subscription, and you authorize Sun-Times to charge your Payment Method for any such varying amount in each Billing Period. You further acknowledge Sun-Times’ right to change the timing for such billing for any reason.
7. Price Changes
You acknowledge Sun-Times’ right to change Subscription fees at any time. Sun-Times will notify you if your then-current regular Subscription fee changes from the amount then in effect. You will have an opportunity to cancel your Subscription at that time. If you do not cancel your Subscription and have selected the “AutoRenew” option, you will be charged the new Subscription fee for the next Billing Period.
You may cancel your Subscription at any time by accessing the “Manage Print Account” section of the www.suntimes.com website or by calling 888-848-4637. If you select the “AutoRenew” option, in order to avoid being billed for the next Billing Period’s Subscription fee you must cancel your Subscription before it renews each Billing Period. Your cancellation will become effective at the end of your then-current Billing Period, and you will retain access to your Subscription during that time. Cancellation will only affect future Billing Periods. If you purchased a Subscription through a third party, you may also be subject to that third party’s cancellation policies and procedures.
Payments are non-refundable, and there are no refunds or credits for partially used Billing Periods. However, Sun-Times reserves the right to issue refunds or credits at its sole discretion. The issuance of a refund or credit in any instance does not create a future obligation for Sun-Times to issue the same or similar refund or credit.
10. Changes to Print Products
Sun-Times reserves the right to modify or terminate the content, type and availability of its Print Products at any time. If Sun-Times temporarily reduces or eliminates the charge for content or access that you are currently paying for under different terms, you will not receive a refund.
11. Cancellations by Sun-Times
Sun-Times reserves the right to suspend or terminate your Subscription for any reason, with or without notice and without further obligation. You will not be entitled to a refund in these circumstances. However, Sun-Times reserves the right to issue refunds or credits at its sole discretion. The issuance of a refund or credit in any instance does not create a future obligation for Sun-Times to issue the same or similar refund or credit.
12. Electronic Communications Disclosure and Consent
By providing the Sun-Times with an email address associated with your Subscription, you consent to receive disclosures, statements, receipts or any other information relevant to your account and Subscription (“Electronic Communications”) from Sun-Times in electronic form, including by posting them on the Chicago Sun-Times website at www.suntimes.com, emailing them to the email address provided, or making them available to you through the “Manage Print Account” section of the Sun-Times website.
In order to receive Electronic Communications, you must have a device and operating system software that will support and permit a connection to the internet, a software program that can read and display PDFs, and an internet browser supported by Sun-Times. Your access to this page verifies that your system and device meet these requirements. You also confirm that you have access to the necessary equipment and are able to receive, open, store, and print Electronic Communications. Sun-Times will notify you if there are any material changes to the necessary hardware or software to receive, open, store, or print Electronic Communications.
You must keep your primary email address current. You may change your primary email address by accessing the “Manage Print Account” section of the www.suntimes.com website or by calling 888-848-4637. You agree that Electronic Communications sent to the primary email address provided by you that is incorrect, out of date, blocked by your service provider, or cannot be received due to your failure to maintain the above system requirements or for any other reason, will still be deemed to have been provided to you.
You have the right to receive a paper copy of Electronic Communications and may request one by emailing email@example.com or by calling 888-848-4637.
You may withdraw your consent to receive Electronic Communications by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 888-848-4637.
13. Changes to the Terms of Sale – Print Products
Sun-Times reserves the right to modify or rescind any aspect of its Terms of Sale – Print Products. When such changes are made, the Sun-Times will make a copy of the new Terms of Sale available to you at www.suntimes.com. You may also request a written copy of the Terms of Sale – Print Products by e-mailing email@example.com or calling 888-848-4637.