FAIR REPUTATIONS
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Verify an Invitation

This page allows you to verify that a party that claims to have used the Fair Reputations system with respect to a specific dispute or transaction has in fact done so.

Certificate Code Search Engine:

(Enter the twenty-two character Certificate Code into the space provided below and click to "Search")

General Information

Each party that uses the Fair Reputations system is provided with a certificate attesting to the manner in which that party used the system and the results of that use. Each certificate has a unique twenty-two character "Certificate Code" printed in the upper left-hand corner of the certificate, just beneath the Account Number. This code allows parties that use the system to demonstrate to others that they have used the system by simply providing them with access to that code. If you have been given such access and you enter the code into the search engine appearing above, you will be able to determine whether or not that code is valid and, if it is, to see a copy of the corresponding certificate.

Certificate Categories

If the code that you enter is a valid Certificate Code, you will be given access to a copy of the certificate that corresponds to that code. The certificate will contain a copy of a "Term Sheet" that was agreed to by the party that initiated the use of the system and will certify that (a) the Term Sheet is currently active (i.e., awaiting a response from the other party); or (b) the parties had agreed to a settlement as described within the Term Sheet; or (c) the parties had agreed to arbitration, as described within the Term Sheet; or (d) the party to whom the Term Sheet was issued had failed to either settle or agree to arbitration prior to the deadline set forth in the Term Sheet.

Privacy Issues

There are two types of data that appear in certificates given to parties that use the system, but that do not appear in copies of certificates that are accessed via the search engine appearing on this page:

  1. Depending upon the choices made by the parties in connection with the use of the system, the certificate provided to a party that uses the system may contain a reference to an amount of money. For privacy reasons, such monetary amounts will normally not appear on the copy of the certificate that can be accessed via the Certificate Code — on that copy, the words "Monetary Amount Redacted" will appear instead of the amount of money in question.

  2. The certificates that are issued to parties that use the system include, within the copy of the Term Sheet, a street address and an e-mail address for each party. This allows an e-commerce site administrator that has been presented with a copy of a certificate to verify that the address information used in connection with the system corresponds with the e-commerce site administrator's records. For privacy reasons, such address information will normally not appear on the copy of the certificate that can be accessed via the Certificate Code — on that copy, the words "Address Information Redacted" will appear instead of the address information in question. (If you have the Second Party's e-mail address and wish to confirm that that address was used in connection with the transaction in question, you can obtain that verification by simply sending us an e-mail at verifications@fairoutcomes.com.)

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