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negative option

a clause in a sales contract, as for a series of books or records, that provides that merchandise will be sent periodically to the subscriber unless he or she notifies the company in writing that it is not wanted.
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negative-option, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • State law exempts negative option plans governed by federal law from trial offer notice requirements.
  • It requires that the defendants disclose all the terms and conditions of any negative option offer.
  • The defendants also must disclose all material terms of the continuity plans they offer, including any negative option plan.
  • Sometimes a free month of membership comes with what's known as a negative option.

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