Exotic Publishing's Terms and Conditions
Note: Before you read about our screening process, any order using Western Union will not require any screening other than calling you to discuss payment.
Note #2: Since fraud has increased in the last few years, for all products or services you order, we now require you to sign a copy of our invoice.
We will send it to you filled out so you just need to digitally sign it (we have software you can use) and send it back to us.
We also require a scanned copy of your photo ID before we can process your order.
Before you refuse this policy of ours outright, be aware that several escort directories and escort review sites now require ID before an escort or an escort agency can even advertise with them. Exotic Publishing is just one more company requesting this type of information.
We don’t require your SSN, just your government-issued ID which is already public knowledge. All of your information is kept strictly confidential with us.
As of now Michelle is the only one who sees the ID, and the ID is ONLY used to verify that you are the card holder. The only reason we would ever need to pull up your ID, is if in the future it is necessary because there are problems with your bank. Banks are notorious for blips, so we may also need to use it to prove that you indeed authorized us to charge your credit card.
Unfortunately there is a lot of discrimination out there about the escort industry that we can't do anything about. Our goal is to try to build you products and services you can use for your business so you WON'T be judged and treated with such disrespect.
Having Exotic Publishing in your corner is like having someone watching your back, plus we hope to make you feel confident in your decision to get into the escort industry. Remember, you are doing nothing wrong by getting into the escort industry, not unless you are using the industry for negative reasons.
If providing the ID is an absolute problem for you, I recommend that you talk with us first via the phone or e-mail; you can use Western Union to pay and avoid giving us your ID. Understand that we charge a 20% service charge on all Western Union transactions.
Sending Money Orders also requires ID because people can create fake ones. Again, even for that payment method we include a 20% service charge on top of our regular prices to make up for the extra work involved in dealing with a money order, the mailing to 2 different locations & having to get to the bank to deposit which we normally don't have to do.
We also have a survey with common questions companies need for marketing and demographic purposes. We have found this also works as another way to screen, so it is mandatory. We don't mean to pry, this information also helps improve our business by understanding what types of people are interested in the escort industry, what products and services they need/want, etc.
For your valuable time filling out the survey, you will receive a 10% coupon to use towards most of our products & services made available to you. Details will arrive in your inbox after you have filled it out.
We are sorry for any inconvenience requiring ID may cause you; we don't wish to make your life more difficult, but we do have to protect our company as well as our existing clients who depend on us.
We thank you for your understanding. That means a lot to us.
- To our trusted clients & list subscribers: Your personal information remains 100% private.
We will NEVER sell, barter, trade or give away anything you send us including your e-mail address. The only exceptions are the ones below & then that person goes on our badlist:
1. A person harasses, bullies or attacks us via e-mail, the phone or on a public site. We don't tolerate mean spirited people. We try to always be mature & we expect maturity in return, even during disagreements or complaints. We want to hear from you if you feel something is wrong & customer service is our MIDDLE name, but we won't be attacked or threatened.
2. A person orders & it's found out they have committed fraud. This means they are no longer our clients. We protect ALL of our dear clients, but once you make that switch to harming Exotic Publishing, we no longer feel loyalty towards that person.
3. A person orders & then threatens us with calling their credit card company. We don't offer refunds & we don't tolerate stealing. Once you order, we do everything we can to help you, but all sales are final. Threats are NOT tolerated.
4. A person orders our 3 month payment plan & fails to make due on the 2nd & 3rd payments. We feel you should know if you will have the 2nd & 3rd payment. If you aren't sure, please wait until you are sure.
The only other time your name is used is sometimes we grab glowing reviews/testimonials and put them on our testimonial page, but we never give out your last name, just your first name and last initial. If you ever want to omit your first name, we totally understand and would just replace it with your 2 initials.
If you want to start making money, consider selling our business kits to others until you have enough money to buy your own business kit. Click here for our affiliate program.
Just like you can't buy a book from a bookstore, read it and then return it, the same rule applies at Exotic Publishing. You can't read and learn from our material and then decide you didn't like it. That's no different than taking a course at a College or University, deciding you don't like the course after you've learned everything you needed to learn and then asking for your money back. It just doesn't happen.
Michelle began selling her business kits in 2002. Clients love these kits as you can see here and here.
At one time (for a brief week) we offered a refund guarantee. A girl who wanted to become an escort used us to get the information she needed, all the while knowing she was going to ask for a refund.
After she received her refund, we asked her why she wanted a refund. She stated she didn’t learn anything new therefore she felt she deserved a refund. Upon probing further, she finally admitted she didn’t know everything in the business kit. It became clear to us she had gotten her money's worth by reading the educational material, and was simply trying to get something for free.
We consider that fraudulent behavior. Because some people who wish to get into the escort industry are of this nature or they are just looking for handouts because they are broke, we no longer offer refunds.
For those extraordinary situations when we feel there is a legitimate reason for a refund, we charge a 15% processing fee to cover all the time we have spent with you, plus this covers any charges we were charged to complete and then refund your order.
If you live outside of North America and we have to issue a refund, because it costs more for us to call you & process your order, the service charge will be 20%
Trust us, that small fee does NOT cover our time, especially when Michelle herself is e-mailing you. Usually she spends a minimum of at least 30-60 minutes discussing things back and forth and ordinarily Michelle bills out at $90/hour for her time.
We all work really really hard to build Exotic Publishing and give you the best we can in products and services. Our copyrighted information is very valuable and of course can't be found anywhere online, no matter what people try to tell you.
Like we said, if you don't have any of the traits mentioned above - and 95% of you don't - you have nothing to worry about. It is NOT our goal to hurt others by outing them; it’s only when we feel the person on the other end has the traits mentioned above or threatened to commit fraud against us that they end up on the badlist.
Bottom line is, Michelle just loves helping others. She's always been this way.
Out of the over 1,000 happy clients to date, only 5% have ever made it onto that badlist and they aren't actual clients, meaning they never actually spent money with Exotic Publishing. And just to be clear, Michelle doesn't believe you should ONLY treat clients with respect; even potential clients deserve kindness and respect. Not like other companies that only treat you nicely when you've spent money with them.
Please make sure that you are serious about purchasing the kit and how you’re going to purchase it before you move forward. People who play games online by changing their minds after they have already purchased are low in our books. Businesses lose money in fees, time, stress, paying support staff, etc. When you cause companies to lose money, it's not fair to them and it directly affects their paying clients as well.
If you are uncertain about the company you are purchasing from, then e-mail or phone them to talk to them first. Get a feel for who they are before you take out your credit card. Michelle would love to talk to you first, she often has people who are interested in purchasing e-mail or call her.
No one at Exotic Publishing will fault you for screening. That is what Michelle does when she doesn't know the company.
Michelle NEVER changes her mind after purchasing something, not unless the product doesn't work, the company rep has disappeared, or they mislead their service, and because of her screening practices, that is very rare.
We won't disappear. We are always here for you unless we are attending to business outside of the office and even then we keep on top of e-mails to ensure you are taken care of.
If we do not receive the 2nd and 3rd month from you either because you have disappeared or you just keep lying about paying your bill, as already mentioned, you will be put on my badlist for fraud.
We have also provided a troubleshooting page which lists all the mistakes clients make that cause them not to be able to open their kits. 99.9% of the time once they figure out what they did wrong, they apologize, as it's never on our end. Other times it's their computer causing the problem.
Since we would never leave you hanging as we want you to get your kit open, tech support is always provided at a small fee of $25.
There will also be an extra $50 fee to cover our bank fees, plus a 40% service charge on top of that amount to cover the collection agency fees, or any additional fees the collection agency charges.
We hope we NEVER have to deal with anything you have read above and 99% of the time we don't, but we wanted to be upfront about our policies so there are no surprises down the road.
So that's it for our business policies.
Just a last word about our products:
Please make sure your computer is in top notch order and you know how to follow simple computer instructions. If you don't, please purchase the printed version of our business kits.
If you need tech support, there is a small $25 fee to get your business kit open so you can read it.
Because we need to keep our business kits safe and secure, we wrap it in a protection program which won't work on a MAC. You can still purchase our kits if you have a MAC, it just means you either need to purchase the printed version, or print it off on a friend's PC or a printing company, internet cafe, etc.
We apologize for any inconvenience. We know you love your MAC, but you also know that there are many programs that don't work on MACs. That's why we always recommend you have a PC and a MAC.
Note: Sometimes Kinkos won't let you unwrap the business kit on their computers, sometimes they will as some clients have succeeded in doing this. Kinkos has a very strong firewall that doesn't usually allow that, but just call them before you open the files on their computer. Ask them if you can print out files wrapped in a .exe file.
Here is an option for MAC OS X users
We thank you very much for visiting our site. Feel free to ask us any questions, and we look forward to you becoming one of our many special clients of Exotic Publishing!
P.S. Our Guarantee to You: We will offer you a reward if you ever find solid proof that our products are being sold online by another site and they aren't an affiliate of ours, meaning the payment link doesn’t go to our shopping cart.
If you can provide us with enough evidence that what they are selling is part of or the full business kits that belong to Exotic Publishing, we’ll gladly pay you a $50 finder’s fee.
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