By opting into the automatic membership renewal program with Shedd Aquarium, the enrolling member (“you” or “the member”) affirms that he/she has carefully read, understands, and agrees to the following terms and conditions:
I. Terms and fees. By opting into the automatic membership renewal program, you authorize Shedd to charge your credit card on file for your membership dues once each year. (See Section II for details about payments and billing.)
• Membership type. Your membership will be renewed at the same membership type most recently associated with the initiation of your current membership level. You may change membership levels at any point during the year and will be responsible for any additional fees associated with the new member level.
• Membership donation levels. Membership fees may change from year to year. Automatic renewals will be charged at the then-current rate.
• Membership terms of service. All Shedd memberships are valid for 365 days. Memberships are not transferable.
• Payment dates. The date on which Shedd initiates automatic renewal charges are 46 days out from your current expiration date. (See Section IV for information on notifications.)
II. No-refund policy and ermination. All payments made through the automatic renewals program are nonrefundable. You may opt out of automatic renewals at any time, but all payments made prior to opting out are nonrefundable. In the case of unauthorized payments made using credit cards belonging to the member’s institution/organization/company (hereafter “institution”), a representative of the institution may contact Shedd to dispute the charge within 45 days of the transaction for review. After 45 days, disputes regarding payments made on institution credit cards will not be considered.