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I, the customer, agree and acknowledge that I fully understand that I am placing an order on to be placed in the advertising programs I have selected. I understand that when placing text into the advertisements are restricted to the text amounts I have purchased. This is a classified ad, unless otherwise stated, and formatting requests can be considered, but not guaranteed. Ad copy may be modified in placement to meet the needs of the newspapers' format or correct obvious typos on the part of the advertiser. Minor modifications may be made to an ad to keep it at the purchase price in the event that an advertiser submits copy that is larger than what they are paying for. Special care is taken to avoid making any major change that will modify the content of the ad. Advertisers are contacted via email to ask for permission make major modifications to an ad.

I also understand that web addresses and email addresses count as 3 words and that any order that is submitted that goes over in length will be held until we verify any up charge with you. Credit cards are charged in real time. If there is a rate discrepancy you will be contacted. Bookeeping will be emailing a copy of your order's invoice along with a request for a signature. Please sign and return via email to [email protected] or via fax at 618-351-7573. Advertisers that do not have a relationship with our company may be asked to submit a copy of their drivers license for proof of identity.

The correct billing address for the credit card that is being used for payment is required. If the address is not a match, the order will be held until we can obtain from you an address that does verify. This is for our protection as well as for the protection of the cardholder. All credit card orders are screened for fraudulent charges. ALL fraudulent charges are reported to the authorities.

I authorize American Classified Services, Inc. to send faxed correspondence on my account with them to the fax number I provide. This coule potentially be an invoice in the event that an email of the invoice is returned. Other faxes would be correspondece requested by the advertiser, such as affidavits, etc. American Classified Services, Inc. does not and will never share any of our clients' information with a third party.

American Classified Services, Inc. may ask for a sample of the product being advertised. This is generally only for the case of information for sale type of ads. Some newspapers require this information up front before and ad runs. If this information is needed, ACS, Inc. will contact you.

All orders should be submitted with a classification selected by the customer. If one is not selected, the advertising staff at American Classified Services will select the most appropriate classification. We will not be held responsible for a misclassification if this occurs.

Money order purchases will be held for two weeks for the payment to arrive. If no payment arrives within that time, the original order will be deleted. Ads being paid via money order will be held until payment arrives as all orders are pre-paid.

ACH/E-check purchases may be held until ACS, Inc. is able to verify that the payment has cleared the customer's bank account.  This may delay the order at least a week.  ACS, Inc. will notify the customer with the actual run week of the ads if this is an issue.  Though e-check/ACH payments often clear a customer's account the same day, it is often as many as 10 days later that the merchant is actually funded.  This is the source of the delay.

Orders being paid with a check may be held for two weeks until the check clears. We will notify you if this is the case. There is a $25 fee on all returned checks or ACH bank drafts that do not clear. Any past due accounts turned over for collections will be responsible to pay collection fees on top of the balance due to the account. All known contact information for past due customers will be forwarded to the collection agency contracted for the service.

I understand that American Classified Services, Inc. does not guarantee responses on any ad. They DO NOT provide tearsheets, but an advertiser that receives no response whatsoever can request proof of publication in writing by emailing to [email protected] or by faxing to 618-351-7573. A tearsheet or proof of publication will then be provided. All proof of publication requests must be received within a period of six weeks from the run week of the scheduled ads in question.

American Classified Services, Inc. is an ad placement agency.  It is the responsibility of individual advertisers to have understanding of and abide by any local/federal laws that may pertain to your industry.  If an ad does not abide by local laws or guidelines the publications in that area have the authority to withold publication of the ad.  Refunds are not given in this instance. If in doubt of what may pertain to your business, please contact the Federal Trade Commission at

I understand that any reader complaints that are received on your advertisement are required to have immediate attention by the part of the advertiser. American Classified Services, Inc. reserves the right to reject any ad at any time. If an ad begins to receive an abundance of complaints, the ad will be rejected.

I understand that multiple week advertising orders are not permitted to have copy changes or cancellations past deadline of Thursday, 9am central time. All cancellations have a 6% cancellation fee and must be made before the Thursday deadline for the first week of the scheduled run week. Past Thursday's deadline no cancellation is permitted or refund given.

I agree to hold American Classified Services, Inc. harmless from any claims, damages or expenses, including any attorney fees, arising out of my actions or conduct in violation of this Agreement.

I authorize American Classified Services, Inc. to use any email correspondence as a testimonial on and I understand that they will not disclose customers full names for privacy purposes.

I understand that in the event a network would mistakenly not publish an ad on the ordered date a rerun will be offered for the ad in the same network or a refund will be issued. If an ad runs and there is a significant error in the accuracy of the ad, a make-good will be offered. ACS, Inc. reserves the right to make the final decision as to what is fair and equitable for both parties. I also understand that with some of the larger national or regional networks there may be a two week window in which all the ads will publish and this is normal procedure for these buys. American Classified Services, Inc. does not credit anything back to the customer above or beyond the original purchase price of the ad. Membership and participation of the members into the larger network buys can vary over time so actual published circulation may vary differ from the participation list provided.  American Classified Services does their best to keep up with current memberships and participation lists.  Most large networks do not guarantee 100% circulation  in their programs and have priced them to reflect that fact.  American Classified Services guarantees distribution of your ad to any network buy purchased.  All ads submitted are subject to the local guidelines and restrictions of the individual networks.

Rates are subject to change without notice. I understand that I will not be billed for increased rates without giving my authority to do so. I will not hold responsible for pricing errors.

I understand that as a first time customer or a customers who changes their information (such as name, billing address or credit card information) agree to allow Advertising Results to review clients information by a chosen third party data provider to authenticate clients information for the protection of Advertising Results and it's customers and their readers to avoid fraudulent transactions and fraudulent advertising placement whenever possible.

I authorize American Classified Services, Inc. to post my classified listing on their online website, if applicable, as a free bonus. This is not a guaranteed posting. I also understand that I can post additional ads online at no charge on as well.

In the event a dispute shall arise between the buyer and American Classified Services, Inc. as to our respective rights, duties and obligations under this Agreement, and the policy and procedures of American Classified Services, Inc., it is agreed that such disputes shall be exclusively resolved pursuant to binding arbitration under the commercial rules of the American Arbitration Association with arbitration to be held in Jackson County, Illinois. Illinois law will apply to the resolution of the dispute, unless otherwise agreed in writing. The arbitration panel shall consist of one arbitrator. In addition to declaratory relief, the arbitration panel may award preliminary and permanent injunctive relief and compensatory damages and shall award reasonable attorneys' fees and costs to the prevailing party. The arbitration award may be enforced in any court of competent jurisdiction. This provision shall not restrict American Classified Services, Inc. from seeking preliminary or permanent injunctive relief in any court of competent jurisdiction.

Terms & Agreements may change over a period of time. American Classified Services, Inc. does not notify customers of these changes however, they are posted on the website for all customers to view at any time. We thank you for your patronage.

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