Last updated December 18, 2018
M·A·C Lover U.S. Loyalty Program: Terms and Conditions of Participation
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION IN THE M·A·C LOVER LOYALTY PROGRAM CAREFULLY. BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS PROGRAM, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS DESCRIBED HEREIN AND ALL TERMS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THESE TERMS, DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROGRAM..
SECTION 8 BELOW CONTIANS A BINDING ARBITRATION CLAUSE AND A CLASS ACTION WAIVER. THEY AFFECT YOUR RIGHTS. PLEASE READ THEM.
1. Membership Eligibility and Overview
1.1. The M·A·C Lover Loyalty Program (
“Program”) is offered at the sole discretion of M·A·C Cosmetics Inc. (
“us”). The Program is available to individuals for their personal use only and is limited to one account per individual. Corporations, associations or other groups may not participate in the Program. Individuals who are legal residents of the United States (including its territories and possessions) and at least 13 years or older and who provide and maintain a valid email address are eligible to become members. If you are between the age of 13 and the age of majority in your state of residence (
“eligible minor”), you may only participate in the Program with the consent and supervision of your parent or legal guardian. This Program is not targeted at children or intended for use by anyone under the age of 13. Employees of M·A·C Cosmetics and M·A·C PRO members are not eligible to participate in the Program. No purchase is necessary to join the Program. The Program may not be used for any business or commercial purpose and we may refuse to create an account for any reason.
1.2. By joining the Program and becoming a Program member, you or your parent or legal guardian, if you are an eligible minor (individually and collectively,
“Member”), agree that you have read, understood and agree to be bound by these Program Terms and Conditions of Participation (
1.3. The M·A·C Lover Program is only available in M·A·C Cosmetics owned and operated stores in the United States (excluding Massachusetts) and on maccosmetics.com within the United States.
2. Program Enrollment
2.1. Eligible individuals may enroll in the Program through one of the following options:
2.1.1. Visit www.maccosmetics.com/account/mac-lover.tmpl (collectively, the
“Site”) and follow the Program prompts to register for the Program;
2.1.2. Visit a M·A·C Cosmetics owned and operated retail store in the United States (excluding Massachusetts) and tell a store associate you would like to register for the Program.
2.3. You are required to provide your full name, email address, and zip code in order to enroll. If you enroll at the Site, you must also create a password in order to enroll. In order to access certain Program benefits and rewards, you will need to provide us with your birthday, but birthday is not mandatory for Program enrollment. You will also have the opportunity to provide us with your birth date, mobile phone number and mailing address, but this information is optional. You are solely responsible for maintaining the accuracy of your account information and for updating it as required. You may update your personal information on the Site.
2.4. Only one Program account may be associated with a single email address. In the event of a dispute over ownership of the Program membership account, the member will be deemed to be the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of enrollment. For purposes of these Terms, the
"authorized account holder" is the natural person who is assigned to the submitted email address by an internet provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.
3. Program Benefits
3.1. The Program is a way in which we reward and thank our loyal customers for purchasing our products and/or taking other Program related actions. You are able to unlock Program loyalty tiers by making eligible purchases or taking certain other Program actions. Eligible purchases and other opportunities to unlock Program loyalty tiers will be posted on the Site or may be published through other media (e.g., in-store, in marketing communications, social media, etc.). Once you unlock a certain loyalty tier, you may be eligible for certain benefits and rewards applicable to that tier, which benefits may change from time to time and may be offered on a limited basis. Visit our FAQs for a current list of available benefits and rewards.
3.2. The Program is a tier-based program determined by the amount a member has spent on qualifying purchases within a single calendar year. There are 3 tiers with associated benefits – Lover, Devoted and Obsessed. Program tiers are based on your qualifying purchases at M·A·C Cosmetics owned and operated retail stores in the United States (excluding Massachusetts) and the Site, during a calendar year. When you join, you’ll automatically be placed in Tier 1, Lover and be eligible for all the benefits Lover members receive. Purchases of $150 or more in a calendar year are required to advance to the Devoted tier and qualify for Devoted benefits. Purchases of $500 or more in a calendar year are required to advance to the Obsessed tier and qualify for Obsessed benefits. Each year on January 1, your M·A·C Lover spend resets to zero. While your spending resets each calendar year, your tier status is determined by the amount you spent on qualifying purchases in the prior calendar year of membership. Your status in a particular tier is good for the calendar year in which you qualify for that tier and the following full calendar year (Jan. 1 to Dec. 31). After that, you’ll need to spend enough on qualified purchases to qualify for that tier each year. For example, if you qualify for Tier 2, Devoted, during your first year, you’ll maintain Devoted status during your second year. But, if you spend less than $150 on qualifying purchases during your second year, you’ll drop back down to Tier 1, Lover status in January. For the year in which you enroll in the Program, tiers are based on your calendar year spend on qualifying purchases, commencing on the first date after your enrollment when you make a qualifying purchase using your Program membership identification number, and ending on December 31 of that calendar year. For example, if you enrolled in the program on February 1, 2016 and made your first qualifying purchase using your Program membership identification number on February 15, 2016, your Tier for 2017 will be based on your spend on qualifying products and services between February 15, 2016 and December 31, 2016. After the first year, tiers are based on a calendar year (Jan. 1 to Dec. 31) spend on qualifying products and services.
3.3. For your eligible purchase to qualify for the Program, you must be enrolled in the Program and you must provide your Program member identification at the time of purchase by logging into your account on the Site or by providing your membership identification in a M·A·C Cosmetics owned and operated store in the United States (excluding Massachusetts). To earn rewards and benefits, your purchase must be made on qualifying products and services. Qualifying purchases include regular priced merchandise and services, and exclude gift cards, sales tax, state fees, shipping charges, delivery charges and other excluded charges and/or purchases as specified by us from time-to-time, including, but not limited to, certain charitable products where funds are donated to M·A·C Aids Fund or any other charitable organization, value sets, select premium products and services, and other specified products.
3.4. Neither accounts nor rewards may be shared or combined. Only the member paying for the products may accumulate benefits and rewards. We reserve the right to monitor the number of accounts per household and refuse, merge or close additional or duplicate accounts at any time.
3.5. Benefits and rewards earned through the Program have no cash value, are non-transferable, and you have no property rights in or to rewards or other Program benefits. Purchase balances credited to your Program account will be decreased or reversed, as applicable, if all or part of the purchase is returned or cancelled, or if the credit is obtained through fraudulent or other activity that violates these Terms as determined by us in our sole discretion. We are not responsible for rewards lost or redeemed due to fraudulent activity by you or any third party. We are not responsible for rewards that are lost, stolen or otherwise destroyed. The sale, barter, transfer, or assignment of any rewards or benefits offered through the Program, other than by us, is expressly prohibited. Any applicable tax liabilities resulting from rewards earned under the Program are the responsibility of the member.
3.6. We reserve the right to change Program benefits, how you unlock each Program tier and how we evaluate and reward your eligible purchases and/or other Program activity. We reserve the right to place limits on the number of purchases or activities that are eligible for the Program and/or for any given tier, the number or types of rewards or benefits you may receive or earn in any given tier, in a given time period or for the duration of the Program, and/or any combination thereof.
3.7. If you have concerns that a purchase or other activity was not properly applied to your account, you should contact M·A·C Cosmetics Customer Service at MAConlineService@maccosmetics.com. Your email must specify your name, address, phone number, and email address associated with the Program, the date of the Program activity, and the issue(s) you encountered. This email must be sent no more than forty-five (45) days after the date the purchase or other Program activity took place. We are not responsible for late notifications about purchases or other Program activities not being credited to an account.
3.8. Rewards can only be redeemed in M·A·C Cosmetics owned and operated stores in the United States (excluding Massachusetts), and/or on the Site, depending on the reward. Purchases made in department stores, specialty stores, stores not solely owned and operated by M·A·C Cosmetics, in M·A·C Cosmetics retail stores in Massachusetts, and M·A·C Cosmetics retail stores outside of the United States are not eligible for the Program.
3.9. Rewards cannot be exchanged or returned for another product or service, or a monetary refund.
3.10. The products and services available through the Program and any samples that we may provide to you are for personal use only. You may not sell or resell any of the products, services, or samples you purchase or otherwise receive from us. We reserve the right, without notice, to cancel or reduce the quantity of any order to be filled and/or any products or services to be provided to you that we believe, in our sole discretion, may result in the violation of our Terms.
4. Marketing Communications
4.1. By enrolling in the Program, you will be automatically subscribed to receive and consent to receiving (1) Program related emails, including Program marketing emails and (2) M·A·C Cosmetics Online emails, including marketing emails.
4.2. You may opt-out of receiving Program or M·A·C Cosmetics Online marketing emails at any time, but operational emails will still be sent to you as they relate to your membership in the Program, and you consent to their receipt. Examples of these include, but are not limited to, a redemption confirmation email, a profile update email, or other communications that relate to your account. If you terminate your Program membership, you will no longer receive Program-related communications.
5. Termination and Modification
5.1. The Program and its benefits are offered at our sole discretion. We may, in our discretion, cancel, modify, restrict or terminate these Terms, our FAQs, and/or the Program or any aspect or feature of the Program at any time without prior notice, even though such changes may affect the value of rewards or benefits already accumulated or earned and/or the ability to redeem accumulated rewards or benefits.
5.2. We reserve the right, at any time, in our sole discretion to: (1) exclude you from participation in the Program; (2) discontinue your participation in the Program; and/or (3) suspend or audit your membership account for any amount of time without prior notice. Any suspected abuse of the Program, failure to follow any Terms, membership inactivity for more than 24 months, illegal activity, fraud, misrepresentation or other conduct inconsistent with these Terms and/or detrimental to us or our interests, including without limitation, any suspected illegal, fraudulent other unauthorized use of any Program rewards and/or benefits, may result in the revocation of your membership and make you ineligible for further participation in the Program. If your membership is revoked, any rewards or benefits in your account will automatically expire and your access to the Program and features will automatically terminate, in our sole discretion. If, in our sole discretion, we suspect fraud, misrepresentation, abuse or violation of these Terms, we also have the right to take appropriate legal action.
5.3. If you decide you no longer want to be a part of the Program, you may cancel your membership at any time by opting-out in your account on the Site or by informing an Artist at any M·A·C Cosmetics owned and operated retail store in the United States (excluding Massachusetts).
6. Disclaimer of Warranties; Limitation of Liability
6.1. NEITHER M·A·C COSMETICS NOR OUR PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, PARTNERS, OR LICENSORS MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS OR THE PROGRAM OR ANY OF THE REWARDS OR BENEFITS ASSOCIATED WITH THE PROGRAM INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT SUCH REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES ARE NOT LEGALLY EXCLUDABLE.
6.2. YOU AGREE THAT NEITHER M·A·C COSMETICS NOR OUR PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, PARTNERS, OR LICENSORS WILL BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE IN CONTRACT, WARRANTY, OR IN TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) FOR ANY (a) INTERRUPTION OF BUSINESS; (b) ACCESS DELAYS OR ACCESS INTERRUPTIONS TO THE PROGRAM; (c) DATA NON-DELIVERY, LOSS, THEFT, MISDELIVERY, CORRUPTION, DESTRUCTION OR OTHER MODIFICATION; (d) LOSS OR DAMAGES OF ANY SORT INCURRED AS A RESULT OF DEALINGS WITH OR THE PRESENCE OF THIRD PARTY LINKS ON THE SITE OR USE OF ANY REWARD OR BENEFIT OF THE PROGRAM; (e) COMPUTER VIRUSES, SYSTEM FAILURES OR MALFUNCTIONS WHICH MAY OCCUR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE SITE, INCLUDING DURING HYPERLINK TO OR FROM THIRD PARTY WEBSITES; (f) ANY INACCURACIES OR OMISSIONS IN PROGRAM CONTENT; OR (g) EVENTS BEYOND OUR REASONABLE CONTROL. WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT DEFECTS OR ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED.
6.3. FURTHER, NEITHER M·A·C COSMETICS NOR OUR PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, PARTNERS, OR LICENSORS WILL BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING LOST PROFITS) RELATED TO THE PROGRAM OR AND YOUR PARTICIPATION THEREIN, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, WARRANTY, OR IN TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND IN NO EVENT SHALL OUR MAXIMUM AGGREGATE LIABILITY EXCEED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00).
6.4. YOU AGREE THAT NO CLAIMS OR ACTION IN CONTRACT, WARRANTY, OR IN TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) ARISING OUT OF, OR RELATED TO, YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE PROGRAM, USE OF ANY REWARDS OR OTHER BENEFIT OR THESE TERMS MAY BE BROUGHT BY YOU MORE THAN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION RELATING TO SUCH CLAIM OR ACTION AROSE. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE PROGRAM, TERMINATION OF YOUR MEMBERSHIP IN THE PROGRAM IS YOUR SOLE REMEDY. WE HAVE NO OTHER OBLIGATION, LIABILITY, OR RESPONSIBILITY TO YOU.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold us, our parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, licensors, officers, directors, employees, and agents harmless for any loss, damages or costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees, resulting from any third party claim, action, or demand resulting from your participation in the Program in violation of any law, rule, regulation or these Terms.
8. Governing Law and Disputes
8.1. This Program and these Terms will be governed by and construed under the substantive laws of the State of New York, as if they were a contract wholly entered into and wholly performed within New York and without reference to conflict-of-laws considerations.
8.2. ANY DISPUTE RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THIS PROGRAM, THESE TERMS, YOUR PROGRAM MEMBERSHIP, OR THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE PARTIES SHALL BE SUBMITTED TO CONFIDENTIAL ARBITRATION IN NEW YORK AND YOU AGREE TO SUBMIT YOURSELF TO THE JURISDICTION AND PROCEEDINGS THEREOF. ARBITRATION MEANS THAT A SINGLE ARBITRATOR WILL DECIDE THE CLAIM, AND YOU WILL NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO SUE IN COURT OR TO HAVE A JUDGE OR JURY DECIDE YOUR CLAIM. YOUR RIGHTS TO PREHEARING EXCHANGE OF INFORMATION AND APPEALS MAY ALSO BE LIMITED IN ARBITRATION. It is further agreed that any dispute over the scope of this arbitration provision and any dispute as to whether a claim is arbitral shall be submitted to the arbitrator for decision. Notwithstanding the foregoing, to the extent you have in any manner violated or threatened to violate our intellectual property rights or the intellectual property rights of our affiliates, partners or licensors or otherwise have a cause of action in equity, we may seek injunctive or other appropriate relief in any court of competent jurisdiction and you consent to jurisdiction and venue in any such court for such purposes. Arbitration under these Terms shall be conducted under the Consumer-Related Disputes Supplementary Rules then prevailing with the American Arbitration Association. The arbitrator's award shall be binding and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction.
8.3. You agree that any arbitration or proceeding shall be limited to the dispute between us and you individually, and (i) no arbitration or proceeding shall be joined with any other; (ii) there is no right or authority for any dispute to be arbitrated or resolved on a class action-basis or to utilize class action procedures; and (iii) there is no right or authority for any dispute to be brought in a purported representative capacity on behalf of the general public or any other persons. YOU AGREE THAT YOU MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST US ONLY IN YOUR INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING.
10. Contact Us
For information about the Program and your membership, contact 1.800.588.0070 from within the U.S.A. or via email MAConlineService@maccosmetics.com. We are not responsible for requests or correspondence lost or delayed in the mail or over the Internet. You may also provide answers to helpful frequently answered questions in our FAQs.