MAP Policy

Brasstech, Inc. Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) Policy

As part of its strategy to market the finest in decorative hardware and plumbing products, Brasstech, Inc. has adopted the following Minimum Advertised Price Policy ("Policy") for Ginger®, motiv®, Brasstech®, and Newport Brass® branded products (the "Products") sold by Brasstech, Inc. This Policy is effective March 1, 2014, and applies to all advertisements of the Products by Brasstech, Inc.'s Brasstech, Inc. Brand Showrooms, Wholesalers, Distributors and Kitchen and Bath Dealers ("Customers"). Advertised prices of the Products may not appear at a price below minimum advertised price as follows:

The Products may not be advertised at a price below a minimum advertised price of 30% off of Brasstech, Inc.'s then current published List Price (the "List Price"), net of all discounts, premiums, coupons or allowances offered for all products appearing in its Price Book File. Resellers that advertise "Click for better price", "Call for pricing" or any similar statement will be deemed in violation of the Policy. Product promotions with a price lower than the minimum advertised price shall not be considered a violation of this Policy if they are advertised in conjunction with a Brasstech, Inc. promotional initiative. Shipping charges and actual selling prices of products appearing in the Price Book File are determined at the sole discretion of the retailer.

Brasstech, Inc. Customers must convey the terms of this Policy to all of their customers who are resellers of the Products. Customers shall not sell any of the Products to any person or entity that it knows or reasonably expects will advertise the Products in any media at a price lower than the minimum advertised prices established by Brasstech, Inc.

Consequences for violations of this Policy are as follows:

  1. First Violation: Written warning from Brasstech, Inc.
  2. Second Violation (within 12 months of first violation): Brasstech will remove the Customer from all links and listings on Brasstech, Inc.'s web sites and from referrals generated by Consumer advertising.
  3. Third Violation (within 12 months of first violation): Brasstech will remove the Customer from all links and listings on Brasstech, Inc.'s web sites and from referrals generated by Consumer advertising, and will suspend the Customer's purchasing status for seven (7) days.
  4. Fourth Violation (within 12 months of first violation): Brasstech will remove the Customer from all links and listings on Brasstech, Inc.'s web sites and from referrals generated by Consumer advertising, and will suspend the Customer's purchasing status for thirty (30) days.
  5. Fifth Violation (within 12 months of first violation): Brasstech reserves the right to suspend the Customer's purchasing status indefinitely or terminate the Customer relationship.

Brasstech, Inc. has adopted this Policy unilaterally in furtherance of its independent business strategy. No Brasstech employee or representative is authorized to modify or change this Policy for any particular retailer. Brasstech, Inc. alone will implement, interpret and enforce this Policy in its sole discretion and independent judgment. Brasstech, Inc. does not expect, and will not accept, any assistance from or agreement with you about this Policy or its implementation, interpretation, or enforcement.

Please make sure that all appropriate people in your organization receive a copy of this Policy. Brasstech, Inc. may amend or discontinue this Policy at any time and we will notify you of such amendment or discontinuation. This Policy is in addition to and separate from all other Brasstech, Inc. policies.

Thank you for your continued support of Brasstech, Inc. products.

Brasstech, Inc. Brands Sales Policy

Brasstech, Inc. has adopted the following Sales Policy for its Newport Brass®, Ginger®, Brasstech® and Motiv® brand product offerings ("Brasstech, Inc. products"). This Policy applies to all Brasstech, Inc. Showrooms, Wholesalers, Distributors, and Kitchen and Bath Dealers, is effective March 1, 2014, and replaces and supersedes any prior Brasstech, Inc. brand sales policies.

Brasstech, Inc.'s premium Newport Brass®, Ginger®, Brasstech® and Motiv® brands offer consumers distinctive designs and inventive technologies that meet the discerning demands of the high-end consumer. Brasstech, Inc. is committed to maintaining this high-end, quality image of the Brasstech, Inc. brand. Among other things, Brasstech, Inc. has selectively appointed only Showrooms, Wholesalers, Distributors, and Kitchen and Bath Dealer customers ("Customers") to promote and sell Brasstech, Inc. products. Brasstech, Inc. also has established marketing, display and sales expectations for Brasstech, Inc. products that Customers must satisfy, which ensures that consumers select and purchase Brasstech, Inc. products in an atmosphere consistent with its premium brand image.

Brasstech, Inc. believes that certain practices are inconsistent with its strategy for its Newport Brass®, Ginger®, Brasstech® and Motiv® brands and the Brasstech, Inc. brands' image. These practices also may undermine the commitment of Brasstech, Inc. and the Showrooms, Wholesalers, Distributors, and Kitchen and Bath Dealers to provide an appropriate level of service, merchandising, advertising and promotion in the support of Brasstech, Inc.'s strategy and the Brasstech, Inc. brands' image.

In keeping with the strategy outlined above, Brasstech, Inc. has adopted the following policy:

  1. Unless it is a Brasstech, Inc. Authorized Online Seller (defined as a Customer who has submitted an Online Sales Application Form that has been approved by Brasstech, Inc.), Showrooms, Wholesalers, Distributors, and Kitchen and Bath Dealers shall not sell any Brasstech, Inc. products on the Internet, including on their own websites, auction sites, third party websites, and internet resale sites (including, but not limited to, eBay, amazon.com and any other similar site).
  2. Showrooms, Wholesalers, Distributors, and Kitchen and Bath Dealers shall not sell any Brasstech, Inc. products to any person or entity that it knows or reasonably expects will resell such products on the Internet (unless that person or entity is a Brasstech, Inc. Authorized Online Seller). A list of Authorized Online Sellers is available on the Brasstech, Inc. website, or from Brasstech, Inc. upon request.

If any Showroom, Wholesaler, Distributor, or Kitchen and Bath Dealer fails to comply with this Policy, the following consequences shall apply:

  1. First Violation: Written warning from Brasstech, Inc.
  2. Second Violation (within 12 months of first violation): Brasstech will remove the Customer from all links and listings on Brasstech, Inc.'s web sites and from referrals generated by Consumer advertising.
  3. Third Violation (within 12 months of first violation): Brasstech will remove the Customer from all links and listings on Brasstech, Inc.'s web sites and from referrals generated by Consumer advertising, and will suspend the Customer's purchasing status for seven (7) days.
  4. Fourth Violation (within 12 months of first violation): Brasstech will remove the Customer from all links and listings on Brasstech, Inc.'s web sites and from referrals generated by Consumer advertising, and will suspend the Customer's purchasing status for thirty (30) days.
  5. Fifth Violation (within 12 months of first violation): Brasstech reserves the right to suspend the Customer's purchasing status indefinitely or terminate the Customer relationship.

Brasstech, Inc. has adopted this Policy unilaterally in furtherance of its independent business strategy for its Brasstech, Inc. brand. Each Showroom, Wholesaler, Distributor, and Kitchen and Bath Dealer is free to decide independently whether to follow this Policy.

No Brasstech, Inc. employee or representative is authorized to modify or change this Policy for any particular Showroom, Wholesaler, Distributor, or Kitchen and Bath Dealer. Brasstech, Inc. alone will implement, interpret and enforce this Policy in its sole discretion and independent judgment. Brasstech, Inc. does not expect, and will not accept, any assistance from or agreement with you about this Policy or its implementation, interpretation or enforcement.

Please make sure that all appropriate people in your organization receive a copy of this Policy. Brasstech, Inc. reserves the right to amend or discontinue this Policy at any time, and we will notify you of any such amendment or discontinuation. This Policy is in addition to and separate from all other Brasstech, Inc. policies.

Thank you for your continued support of Brasstech, Inc. products.

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