Terms & Conditions Between GiveAshare.com and Buyer
Please read the Terms & Conditions below and if you have any questions or need any clarifications, contact us (opens in a new tab) before placing your order. GiveAshare.com is owned by Leading Edge Gifts LLC. Continuing to browse the GiveAshare.com website constitutes your agreement to all such terms & conditions.
At GiveAshare.com, your privacy and security is very important to us and we take it very seriously.
CREDIT CARD INFORMATION
We use secure servers to protect your personal and credit card information. Beginning with the page that you provide certificate registration information on, you are moved into a secure environment as evidenced by either a solid key, closed lock, or "https" depending on the browser you are using. These servers are protected and encrypt information using 128 bit SSL technology. To show that we are committed to security, we utilize PayPal Payflow Link as our payment gateway so your credit card information is entered directly into PayPal's secure servers. Our website identity and secure certificate is provided by Starfield Secure Certificate Authority which can be confirmed by clicking on your browser's lock.
We have strict internal policies regarding the use of customer information. We collect personal information that is necessary to process and fulfill orders. We collect your contact information to ensure that we can communicate as necessary throughout the delivery process. We also collect personal information that is required by the transfer agent to legally register the stock. In some cases, this includes SSNO which is used solely for the purpose of registering the stock and then is deleted/destroyed. We do not collect or store SSNO on our web servers. All information is handled by a limited number of trained employees solely to process the order.
Timing Info & OptionsThese options impact what is received, and when it is received (note that IPO's, custom stocks, and special situations may take a little longer):
If you want to keep your gift a surprise, select "2 Part Delivery" as your Shipping Option AND enter your Surprise Date. Here is what happens:
- Normal Delivery - Usually ships in 3-7 weeks because of the stock registration process.
- 2 Part Delivery - Select one of our 2 Part Delivery or 2 Part Delivery - Electronic if you want a tangible gift sooner. Your entire order is shipped out within 2 business days except with a realistic color copy of the company's certificate as a placeholder.
KEEPING YOUR GIFT A SURPRISE
It is possible for the company whose stock you are buying to send mail (dividends, annual reports, W9 etc.) to the recipient before you have given the gift. This can happen as early as 1 1/2 weeks from your order date. In order to keep your gift a surprise, you must select "2 Part Delivery" as your shipping option AND enter your surprise gift date during checkout and we will take care of the rest. For more information click here.
GiveAshare provides an innovative gift by allowing customers to easily and affordably buy a real share of stock as a gift. Although this is real stock, we do not market our product as an investment nor do we in any way provide investment advice. GiveAshare is not a broker-dealer but complies with the criteria established by the Securities and Exchange Commission including selling in only one-share increments, selling only framed stock, marketing as a gift an not as an investment, and selling at no less than two times the trading price of the stock.
Cancellation, Change & Return Policy
We reserve the right to not process orders from countries with high incidents of credit card fraud or shipping loss.Some countries may charge additional taxes and custom duties/fees upon delivery which are not included in the price.
In the unlikely event that the company you buy makes a decision to stop issuing physical certificates after your order is placed, GiveAshare will provide a realistic copy of the company's last paper certificate design personalized with the shareholder's name. This will look like the real thing and will reference ownership is held electronically. In addition, the shareholder will receive a Direct Registration System (DRS) statement from the company's transfer agent proving ownership. Electronic ownership is no different than having a physical certificate and the shareholder is entitled to all the same benefits.
In the unlikely event that the company you buy adds or changes a certificate disincentive fee after the order is placed, we will give the buyer the option to 1) pay the difference without markup or 2) get a replica and ownership statement as described above.
Social Security Numbers
The transfer agents for 99% of the stocks we offer do NOT require a social security number to register the stock. Once registered, the transfer agent normally sends a W-9 to the shareholder. In the unlikely event that a transfer agent changes its policy and requires a ssno for registration we will contact the buyer for that information. If the buyer does not know the number, we will convert the order to 2 Part Delivery and can include a request card in the first shipment.
Risk of Damage or Loss During Shipment
See Shipping Information.
All contents of the GiveAshare website (s) are: Copyright (c) GiveAshare/Leading Edge Gifts LLC with all rights reserved.
This agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Arizona, U.S.A. You hereby irrevocably consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Maricopa County, Arizona, U.S.A. in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of Leading Edge Gifts LLC and GiveAshare Sites/Services/Products.