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General Business (GBS) CHAPTER 20, ARTICLE 29-BB
§ 527. Definitions. For the purposes of this article, the following
definitions shall apply:

1. "Automatic renewal" means a plan or arrangement in which a paid
subscription or purchasing agreement is automatically renewed at the end
of a definite term for a subsequent term.

2. "Automatic renewal offer terms" means the following clear and
conspicuous disclosures:

a. that the subscription or purchasing agreement will continue until
the consumer cancels;

b. the description of the cancellation policy that applies to the

c. the recurring charges that will be charged to the consumer's credit
or debit card or payment account with a third party as part of the
automatic renewal plan or arrangement, and that the amount of the charge
may change, if that is the case, and the amount to which the charge will
change, if known;

d. the length of the automatic renewal term or that the service is
continuous, unless the length of the term is chosen by the consumer; and

e. the minimum purchase obligation, if any.

3. "Clear and conspicuous" means in larger type than the surrounding
text, or in contrasting type, font, or color to the surrounding text of
the same size, or set off from the surrounding text of the same size by
symbols or other marks, in a manner that clearly calls attention to the
language. In the case of an audio disclosure, "clear and conspicuous"
means in a volume and cadence sufficient to be readily audible and

4. "Consumer" means any individual who seeks or acquires, by purchase
or lease, any goods, services, money, or credit for personal, family, or
household purposes.

5. "Continuous service" means a plan or arrangement in which a
subscription or purchasing agreement continues until the consumer
cancels the service.