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Terms of Use

TERMS OF USE

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE.

By accessing or using this website, mobile application or other RVCA product or service (collectively the "Website") on any computer, mobile phone, tablet, console or other device (collectively, "Device"), you signify that you have read, understand and agree to be bound by these Terms of Use and any other applicable law, whether or not you are a registered member of RVCA. RVCA may change these Terms of Use at any time without notice, effective upon its posting to the Website. Your continued use of the Website shall be considered your acceptance to the revised Terms of Use. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, please do not use this Website.

  • Trademarks

    This Website contains many trademarks, trade names, service marks, copyrights, and/or logos (“Intellectual Property”) of RVCA and may also contain Intellectual Property of RVCA's affiliates. Such Intellectual Property remains the property of their respective owners. You recognize and acknowledge the ownership of all such Intellectual Property and understand and agree that you do not acquire, through use of this Website or otherwise, any right, title, or interest in or to any Intellectual Property. You agree not to change or delete any ownership notices from materials downloaded or printed from the Website. You agree not to modify, copy, translate, broadcast, perform, display, distribute, frame, reproduce, republish, download, display, post, transmit, exploit or sell any Intellectual Property or content appearing on the Website, nor participate in any activity which modifies, copies, translates, broadcasts, performs, displays, distributes, frames, reproduces, republishes, downloads, displays, posts, transmits, exploits or sells such Intellectual Property. All rights to such Intellectual Property are reserved. Any use of the Intellectual Property without express written authorization is strictly prohibited. Nothing in these Terms of Use shall be interpreted as granting any license of Intellectual Property rights to you.

  • Prohibited Use

    Any use of this Website for an illegal or objectionable purpose is strictly prohibited. User agrees that it will not use this Website to engage in any activity that could be deemed illegal, harmful to others, or give rise to civil liability. Such activities include, but are not limited to: (i) activities involving the transmission of unlawful, threatening, harassing, obscene, sexually explicit, pornographic, hateful, profane, libelous, or defamatory information; (ii) activities involving the transmission of junk mail or spamming; (iii) activities involving the promotion or use of viruses; (iv) activities that violate any law, regulation or statute; and/or (v) activities that infringe upon any legally protected property right, etc. By using this Website, you agree that any and all information transmitted to, by or with the use of this Website cannot and shall not be deemed confidential or proprietary. You agree not to use any data mining, robots, scraping or similar data gathering methods. RVCA reserves the right to monitor transmissions and investigate any alleged prohibited use of this Website and to disclose any and all information relating to such prohibited use. RVCA, its officers, directors, affiliates, employees, agents, partners, subsidiaries, and/or contractors shall not assume, and expressly disclaim, any and all liability relating to an individual's illegal or prohibited use of this Website. Any violation of this or any other section contained herein may result in termination of service and or any other action RVCA determines appropriate under the circumstances.

  • Privacy

    Our Privacy Policy, which is incorporated into these Terms of Use by this reference, further describes the collection and use of information on this Website. By using the Website, you agree to receive certain electronic communications from RVCA. You agree that any notice, agreement, disclosure or other communication that RVCA sends you electronically will satisfy any legal communication requirements, including that such communications be in writing.

  • Product Orders

    All orders placed through the Website are subject to RVCA's acceptance. This means that RVCA may refuse to accept or may cancel any order, whether or not the order has been confirmed, for any or no reason, and without liability to you or anyone else. If your credit card has already been charged for an order that is later cancelled, RVCA will issue you a refund. This Website may contain typographical errors or technical inaccuracies.

  • RVCA Insider

    The RVCA Insider Loyalty Program (“Program”) applies only to products sold on www.RVCA.com and in participating RVCA retail and outlet stores in the United States and are listed on www.RVCA.com/pages/store-locator in the Program ("Qualifying Products"); or the performance of an activity designated by RVCA (“Qualifying Activity”).

    In order to receive the benefits of the Program, You must be an existing RVCA account holder at www.RVCA.com or You must visit www.RVCA.com and create and activate a RVCA account (“Membership”) prior to Your purchase of Qualifying Products or completing a Qualifying Activity. To receive the benefits of the Program when You are shopping at a Participating RVCA Retail or Outlet Store (“RVCA Store”), prior to the completion of Your sales transaction of Qualifying Products You must inform the sales associate of Your Membership by providing Your email address associated with your Membership or ask the sales associate for assistance in creating Your Membership.

    Membership is open to all individuals that reside in the United States, excluding all Territories, and are at least thirteen (13) years of age or older. RVCA will not collect personally identifiable information from any person that is known to us to be under the age of thirteen (13). The Program is available only to individuals for their personal use and is limited to one (1) account per individual. Employees of RVCA, pro-form customers and persons using unpublished corporate discounts are not eligible to participate in the Program.

    The use and benefits of the Program is subject to, and shall be governed by, these Terms of Use. RVCA may, at its sole and absolute discretion, change Program rules, regulations, benefits, conditions of participation, or Reward levels, in whole or in part, at any time without notice, even though changes may affect the value of the points already accumulated. It is your responsibility to be aware of any such changes. Continued use of your RVCA account shall be deemed acceptance of these Terms and Conditions and any modifications thereto.

    You will receive Program Points (“Points”) based on the purchase of a Qualifying Product or the performance of a Qualifying Activity. The amount of Points You can earn on the purchase of a Qualifying Product or performance of a Qualifying Activity will be determined by RVCA. The Points You can earn upon the purchase of a Qualifying Product(s) will be determined by the price of the product(s) after any discounts are applied to Your purchase on www.RVCA.com or sales transaction in a RVCA Store and exclude taxes, shipping and handling charges. Points You can earn from the performance of a Qualifying Activity will be displayed in the promotional announcement and/or materials accompanying the Qualifying Activity. RVCA has the right to make the final decision on whether a purchase or performance qualifies for Points.

    Program members earn one (1) Point for every $1.00 USD spent on Qualified Product(s) purchased on www.RVCA.com or in a RVCA Store.

    When purchasing Qualifying Product(s) on www.RVCA.com You must be logged into Your RVCA account on the www.RVCA.com website in order to earn Points from purchasing Qualifying Product(s) and/or from the performance of a Qualifying Activity. To earn Points on purchases of Qualifying Product(s) made in a RVCA Store, prior to completion of the sales transaction when a receipt is issued, You must inform the sales associate of Your Membership by providing your email address associated with your Membership or request assistance in creating a Membership.

    RVCA will post earned Points to Your account within thirty (30) days from the purchase of a Qualifying Product or the performance of a Qualifying Activity. Points may only be redeemed after being posted to Your account.

    Points will be deducted on purchases of a Qualifying Product if is returned, refunded, a credit adjustment is issued, is labeled as an unauthorized or fraudulent charge, or is made by or for a business.

    No Points will be issued on purchases of a Qualifying Product if is returned, refunded, a credit adjustment is issued, is labeled as an unauthorized or fraudulent charge, or is made by or for a business or for a business purpose.

    No Points will be issued on past purchases made prior to the Program launch or prior to your Membership in the Program.

    No Points will be earned on Qualifying Product(s) purchased with Points.

    No Points will be earned on Qualifying Product(s) purchased by RVCA employees, Pro-form customers and customers using unpublished discount promotions.

    No Points will be earned on the purchase of a RVCA Gift Card(s).

    No Points will be earned on Qualifying Product(s) purchased with a RVCA Gift Card(s) as Your only form of payment.

    Points earned from purchase of Qualifying Product(s) that You return for a refund will be deducted from your overall Points balance in your account.

    Points have no cash value and cannot be converted to or redeemed for cash, either directly or indirectly. Tax, shipping & handling and any other charges other than the purchase price of the Qualifying Product are not eligible for Points. Shipping and handling charges apply to all products, including items purchased with Your Points.

    Points are not transferable and may not be combined with Points from other Program Members or conveyed by any means to anyone, including through a Member’s estate, and may not pass to Members’ successors and assigns. Accrued Points do not constitute property of the Member. Accrued Points are not transferable by the Member (i) upon death, (ii) as part of a domestic relations matter, or (iii) otherwise.

    Points may be redeemed 1) for a one-time use discount code (“Reward”) on future purchases of RVCA products on www.RVCA.com or in a RVCA Store; or 2) may be used to purchase certain RVCA products or experiences offered from time to time by RVCA in exchange for Points. To redeem Points for a Reward, Your Membership must be active. When redeeming Points, Points will be deducted from Your account immediately upon successful order submission when purchasing on www.RVCA.com or when You redeem Points for a Reward to be used in a RVCA Store.

    For purchases made on www.RVCA.com, Points are available for a Reward during the order checkout process. You must be logged-in to your RVCA Customer account to apply your available Points to your current order. To use a Reward in a RVCA Store, You must first redeem your available Points for a Reward by visiting www.RVCA.com/pages/RVCA-stone-rewards-retail-store. A Reward issued for use in a RVCA Store is not eligible to used online at www.RVCA.com.

    Points must be redeemed in single increments of 100, 200, 300, 400, or 450 values. Only one (1) Reward can be applied per sales transaction and cannot be combined with other coupon or “promo” codes.

    Points expire twelve (12) months from the date of Your last purchase of Qualifying Product or performance of a Qualifying Activity or Points redemption. With each purchase of Qualifying Product or performance of a Qualifying Activity or redemption of Points, the expiration of all unused Points will be extended for another twelve (12) months.

    Returns of a product(s) purchased with Points will be managed as set for below.

    • Returns must be returned to their original point of purchase
    • A Return made in their entirety will be refunded to the original method of payment and the Points redeemed to issue the Reward will be credited back to the Membership account within thirty (30) days
    • A partial Return of a multi-item purchase will be refunded to the original method of payment, but the Reward will remain used and no Points will be credited back to the Membership account

     

    Your eligibility to achieve Basic, Plus, and VIP tiers (“Status”) in the Program is based on Your cumulative purchase(s) of Qualifying Product(s) made at www.RVCA.com and in RVCA Store(s) over a twelve (12) month period. Your eligibility to move up in tier status within the Program will be updated regularly based on Your Total Purchases of Qualifying Products Minus Returns During Prior Twelve (12) Months (“Net Purchases”) of Qualifying Products as set forth below.

    BASIC: Your total purchase(s) of Qualifying Product(s) is less than $100 over a twelve (12) month period beginning from the date You entered the BASIC tier status.

    BASIC tier membership receives the following benefits set forth below:

    • Free Economy Shipping on purchases made at www.RVCA.com with no minimum threshold.
    • Birthday gift of 100 points if You have successfully completed the Qualifying Activity of entering your birth month and date thirty (30) days in advance of your birth date. Your Birthday gift will be delayed if 1) You enter Your birth date one (1) or more days after your birth date, in which You will receive Your 100 Points in Your account the following year on your birthday, or 2) You enter your birth date less than 30 days before your birth day, in which case Your 100 Points will be added to your account up to 30 days after your birthday.

     

    PLUS: Your total purchase(s) of Qualifying Product(s) is between $100 and $199 over a twelve (12) month period beginning from the date You achieved the PLUS tier status.

    In addition to the BASIC tier benefits, PLUS tier members also receive:

    • Access to Double Point Advantages
    • Access to Triple Point Days
    • Invites to Exclusive Events

     

    VIP: Your total purchase(s) of Qualifying Product(s) is over $200 over a twelve (12) month period beginning from the date You achieved the VIP tier status.

    In addition to the BASIC & PLUS tier benefits, VIP tier members also receive:

    • Access to exclusive discounts and promotions offered from time to time by RVCA
    • Access to Exclusive products and New Arrivals
    • Free Express Shipping on purchases made at www.RVCA.com with no minimum threshold

     

    Once You reach the qualifying total in Net Purchases of Qualifying Product(s) for any member Status, Your benefits for that Status include all of the benefits associated with the preceding Status.

    Your current Status in a tier lasts for twelve (12) months beginning on the date You achieved the tier Status unless you make additional purchases of Qualifying Product that moves you to the next tier. To retain Your Status in a tier, Your total Net Purchases of Qualifying Products over the twelve (12) months beginning the date your achieved Your tier Status must equal Your current tier’s minimum required total in Net Purchase of Qualifying Product.

    As part of the Program, You may receive print/electronic Points Statements, Program updates and other related materials at the discretion of RVCA. RVCA reserves the right to cease providing Program updates and related materials to You.

    You can view Your account activity online at www.RVCA.com. For information about an individual account or any other Program-related questions or information contact RVCA Customer Service by visiting: www.RVCA.com/blogs/contact-us.

    To the extent provided by law, RVCA reserves the right to make Rewards and promotional offers available to select RVCA account holders based on purchase activity, geographic location, Program participation, or information supplied by You.

    You may cancel Your Membership at any time by notifying RVCA Customer Service by mail, email or telephone.

    We reserve the right to close your account at any time if there is no account activity for a period of two (2) years, which will result in the forfeiture of any and all accumulated Points. For the purposes of these Terms and Conditions, “account activity” shall mean any purchases, or redemption of Points. RVCA shall reasonably determine if an account is inactive at its sole and absolute discretion.

    The information provided by You will be handled according to the RVCA Privacy Policy. If You are interested in learning more about RVCA privacy practices, please visit www.RVCA.com and click on the Privacy Policy link in the bottom navigation menu.

    We may terminate the Program and/or your Membership at any time at Our discretion. If We do so without cause, We will provide you with at least ninety (90) days to redeem any Points you have earned prior to any termination of your Membership or the Program.

    Abuse of the Program by failing to follow these Terms and Conditions, conducting any fraudulent or illegal activities, purchasing products with the intent to resell, “hacking”, misrepresenting or falsifying any facts presented to RVCA, participating in any activity disparaging to or not in the best interest of RVCA or other RVCA account holders, or conducting any other improper conduct as determined by RVCA in its sole judgment, may result in immediate cancellation of your Membership and future disqualification from Program or participation in other RVCA promotional programs, forfeiture of all Points accrued, cancellation of previously issued but unused Points, and termination of the business relationship with RVCA. In connection with the enforcement of any of the Terms and Conditions governing the Program, RVCA reserves the right to take appropriate legal action, as it deems necessary, and to recover damages, attorneys’ fees and court costs.

    Our failure to insist upon or enforce Your strict compliance with these Terms and Conditions will not constitute a waiver of any of Our rights.

    Taxes may apply where required by law. You shall be responsible for any taxes that you may incur for receiving and/or redeeming Points.

    All determinations by RVCA shall be final and conclusive in each case.

  • Gift Cards

    RVCA eGift Cards are distributed by CashStar Inc., a Delaware corporation ("CashStar"). By visiting https://RVCA.cashstar.com, you agree that the laws of the State of California, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern these eGift Card terms and conditions ("Ts & Cs"). These Ts & Cs are subject to change without notice. RVCA eGift Cards are issued by RVCA, LLC.

    RVCA eGift Cards are redeemable at RVCA.com and RVCA Brand Retail Stores.

    RVCA eGift Cards are available for purchase here.

    With the exception of expedited shipping fees for plastic Gift Cards, no fees of any kind will be imposed on purchasers or recipients of eGift Cards in connection with the sale of Gift Cards.

    To view your eGift Card balance, go to https://balance.clutch.com/RVCA or call 855-330-0188.

    You may not return or cancel your RVCA eGift Card after it is received. Purchasers who wish to cancel a Gift Card purchase order prior to its delivery to a recipient should contact Cashstar Customer Support.

    If you suspect that someone has copied or stolen your eGift Card, contact Cashstar Customer Support immediately. eGift Cards will not be replaced if lost or stolen without proof of purchase. eGift Cards have cash value and should be safeguarded accordingly.

    You may not use en eGift Card to purchase other eGift Cards. eGift Cards cannot be reloaded, resold, transferred for value, or redeemed for cash, except to the extent required by law. Void if reloaded, resold, transferred for value, or redeemed for cash. Unused eGift Cards may not be transferred. Total purchases for any one individual may not exceed ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) in one calendar day.

    Information that you provide when purchasing eGift Cards is subject to the Cashstar Privacy Policy. CashStar and RVCA, LLC may provide eGift Card purchasers with information about the redemption status of eGift Cards.

    Ownership and risk of loss of eGift Cards passes to the purchaser as soon as we send our confirmation to the recipient. We are not responsible for lost or stolen eGift Cards. If you have any questions, please see the Cashstar FAQs.

    All orders of eGift Cards are subject to a process that compares purchaser information provided on the web site with information about the purchaser provided by the purchaser's financial institution. If there is a discrepancy, your eGift Card order may be delayed until it can be corrected. If you have concerns about your order, please contact Cashstar Customer Support. Please refer to your order number, or be ready to supply your email address. We are not responsible for eGift Cards that are undeliverable or not received due to your failure to enter an accurate email address for the recipient. Please check to make sure the email address of the recipient is correct and contact Cashstar Customer Support if you suspect the recipient did not receive his/her eGift Card. Should an email be returned to us due to inaccurate delivery information for the recipient, we will attempt to contact you for a valid email address.

    eGift Cards are delivered via email. If you have confirmed the recipient's email address but the eGift Card has not been viewed within a reasonable period after the requested delivery date, following is a list of the most common reasons why delivery may have failed:
    1. Spam filter blocked email or routed it to a bulk/spam folder
    2. Recipient's firewall blocked the email
    3. Email inbox is over size limit
    4. Invalid email address
    If a spam filter is blocking RVCA Gift Cards emails from getting to an inbox, the email options will need to be modified so that RVCA Gift Cards emails are not considered spam. If you need further assistance, contact Cashstar Customer Support. Please refer to your order number, or be ready to supply your email address.

    If you wish to add a personal message to en eGift Card, simply type your message in the Message field during the purchase process. Personal messages are limited in length to the space provided on the eGift Card. There is no additional charge to include a personalized message. If we find inappropriate, offensive or otherwise objectionable messages, we reserve the right to cancel them.

    CASHSTAR AND ITS AFFILIATES MAKE NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO EGIFT CARDS, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IF AN EGIFT CARD CODE IS NON-FUNCTIONAL, YOUR SOLE REMEDY, AND OUR SOLE LIABILITY, SHALL BE THE REPLACEMENT OF SUCH EGIFT CARD. CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.

    These Ts & Cs shall be construed in accordance with and governed by the laws of the United States and the State of California, without reference to their rules regarding conflicts of law. You hereby irrevocably consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state or federal courts in San Francisco County, California, USA in all disputes arising out of or related to the eGift Cards or the RVCA.cashstar.com site.

  • Third Parties

    For your convenience and to improve the usage of our website we insert links to third party websites. This may include links from partners that may use RVCA’s logo as part of a co-branding agreement or sell RVCA products. These third party websites may have their own separate policies and RVCA is not responsible or liable for the content and activities of these third parties. Any use of third party websites is entirely at your own risk. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of each website that you visit, as third party websites may use cookies, collect data or solicit personal information. RVCA, and its officers, directors, affiliates, employees, agents, partners, subsidiaries and/or contractors disclaim any and all responsibility or liability for content contained on all such third party websites and any damages, of any kind, incurred by individuals who visit such websites.

  • Mobile

    The Website contains services and features that are available to certain mobile Devices. Your carrier's normal rates and fees apply. Not all mobile services will work with all carriers or Devices. By using RVCA's mobile services, you agree that we may communicate with you by electronic means to your mobile Device and that certain information about your use of these services may be shared with us. If you change or deactivate your mobile phone number, you must promptly update your account information to ensure that we don't send your messages to a different person.

  • Warranties, Disclaimer

    RVCA is not responsible or liable for any content posted on the Website or for any offensive, unlawful or objectionable content you may encounter on or through the Website. The Website, its content, and the materials and products on this Website are provided "AS IS" and without warranties of any kind. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, RVCA DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. RVCA cannot guarantee and does not promise any specific results from use of the Website. RVCA does not represent or warrant that the Website will be uninterrupted or error-free, that any defects will be corrected, or that this Website or the server that makes the Website available are free of viruses or anything else harmful. To the fullest extent permitted by law, RVCA does not make any warranties or representations regarding the use of the materials or content on the Website in terms of their correctness, accuracy, adequacy, usefulness, reliability or otherwise. You understand and agree that use of the Website is at your own risk, and that you will be solely responsible for your use and any damage to your mobile Device, computer system or other Device in which you access the Website, loss of data or other harm of any kind that may result. RVCA reserves the right to change any and all content and other items used or contained in the Website at any time without notice. Some states do not permit limitations or exclusions on warranties, so the above limitations may not apply to you.

  • Idemnification

    You hereby agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless, RVCA, its officers, directors, affiliates, employees, contractors, subcontractors, agents, partners, and subsidiaries from and against all claims, actions, suits, demands, costs, and damages (including reasonable attorney's fees) asserted by any third party as a result of your use of this Website in violation of these Terms of Use. RVCA has the right to control any defense pertaining to this section.

  • Force Majeure

    Notwithstanding any other provision set forth in these Terms of Use, RVCA shall not be liable for any failure or delay in its performance due to any cause beyond RVCA's reasonable control, including, without limitation, any act of war or civil insurrection, national emergencies, acts of God, fire, explosion, vandalism, storm, earthquake, flood, embargo, riot, sabotage, industry-wide strikes, lockouts, work stoppages or other labor difficulties, industry-wide supplier failures, unavailability of materials, rights of way or governmental acts; provided, however, that RVCA shall use its commercially reasonable efforts to correct promptly such failure or delay in performance to the extent consistent with then applicable law and regulatory requirements and appropriate in light of then existing circumstances.

  • Relationship

    Nothing in these Terms of Use is intended to or shall be construed to constitute or establish an agency, joint venture, partnership, or fiduciary relationship between RVCA and you.

  • Governing Law and Jurisdiction

    You agree that this Website, Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and any dispute between you and RVCA shall be governed by, construed, and enforced in all respects by California law, without regard to choice of law provisions, and not by the 1980 U.N. Convention on contracts for the international sale of goods. Except where prohibited, you agree that all disputes, claims and legal proceedings directly or indirectly arising out of or relating to this Website (including but not limited to the purchase of RVCA products) shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively in the state or federal courts located in California, USA. You consent to waive all defenses of lack of personal jurisdiction and forum non conveniens with respect to venue and jurisdiction in the state and federal courts of California, USA. Any cause of action or claim you may have with respect to the website (including but not limited to the purchase of RVCA products) must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises.

  • Waiver, Severability and Entire Agreement

    RVCA's failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any of these Terms of Use shall not be considered a waiver of any provision or right. Neither the course of conduct between RVCA and you, nor trade practice, shall modify any of these Terms of Use. RVCA may assign its rights and duties under these Terms of Use to any party at any time without notice to you. If any provision in these Terms of Use is deemed invalid, unlawful, void or unenforceable, then that provision is deemed severable from these Terms of Use and the remaining provisions shall continue to be valid and enforceable. These Terms of Use constitute the full and entire understanding and agreement between RVCA and you pertaining to use of the Website. These Terms of Use remain in effect even after your account is terminated.

  • RVCA COMPLIANCE

    A cornerstone in our P.A.S.S. (Product And Social Safety) program that ensures our products are built responsibly and in compliance with the highest global social and chemical regulatory practices. In September 2010, the government of California approved a new law, which requires retailers and manufacturers operating in the state to make public the steps they have undertaken to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from their supply and distribution chain. RVCA considers the practice of slave labor and human trafficking to involve “the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery” as outlined in the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000. As a company, we strongly condemn these practices and do not allow them to have a place in our supply chains. The following describes how we oversee our supply chains for continued compliance:

  • Verification

    We assess the risks of slavery and human trafficking by understanding that such practices can happen anywhere. With that in mind, we regularly review our supply chain and audit all non-WRAP-certified factories that we do substantial business with to ensure that they show continued compliance with the RVCA Code of Conduct and all applicable laws, rules, and regulations. Our Code of Conduct covers issues such as maximum working hours, basic wages, respect, equality, and restriction of forced labor (amongst others).

  • Auditing

    Our verification practices include third-party audits of the entire factory, including its dormitories. We work with both Intertek and SGS for all of our audits. The auditing teams interview groups of workers, as well as individuals, without the presence of their management, to allow them to comment on their working conditions and any suspected abuse. We require every new factory in our supply chain to present a recent, passing report from a third party auditing firm or other approved auditing body to comply with the requirements for our new vendor/factory set-up.

    Our audits are scheduled in advance in order to give the factory time to prepare for the visit and compile all of the necessary documentation. If an audit report ever brings up evidence regarding any violations of the Code above, we work with the factory to create a Corrective Action Plan clearly listing solutions with estimated completion dates for each non- compliant point. If a re-audit is necessary, it is un-announced, and the factory is given a two-week window. If we ever discover suspected child labor, slave labor, or forced labor, we take immediate action to correct the issue and send auditors in seven (7) days later to confirm that the factory is in compliance.

    RVCA schedules audits depending on a factory'’'s past audit history. If a factory has had passing results two years in a row, they do not have to audit the third year. For WRAP- and SA8000-certified factories, we are willing to accept their certificates in lieu of a RVCA audit as long as we are able to review the full report and track the completion of their Corrective Action Plan. All of these actions help to verify that there is no human trafficking or slave labor in our supply chain.

  • Certification and Code of Conduct

    Every year RVCA updates its vendor manual with the current requirements, and we require our entire supplier base to sign agreements noting that they have read, understood, and implemented the requirements set forth. One of these agreements is our Work Place Code of Conduct.

    The RVCA Work Place Code of Conduct covers the following aspects (a copy of the Code can be found here):
    Compliance with the Law
    Employment Standards:
    Child Labor/Young Labor/Forced Labor
    Health and Safety
    Freedom of Association, Discrimination, and Disciplinary Practices
    Working Hours and Compensation
    Environment
    C-TPAT (Customs Trade Pact Against Terrorism)

    Additionally, our Vendor/Manufacturing Agreement specifically requires the vendor/manufacturer to warrant and represent that “it is not engaged in, and will not engage in any activities which are in violation of any applicable domestic, foreign or international laws, rules, or regulations, including without limitation, laws, rules or regulations governing labor.”

    Vendors agree to comply with the Code and to disclose the names and addresses of every factory, contractor, and sub-contractor that they use to produce raw materials and/or garments for RVCA. All of these factories, contractors, and sub-contractors must also comply with the Code, otherwise our vendors are not allowed to do business with them.

    Lastly, the vendors agree to allow RVCA staff and representatives to inspect the facilities to ensure compliance by visiting or conducting audits. RVCA reserves the right to discontinue business with vendors who do not comply with the Code or who work with factories, contractors, and sub-contractors that do not comply.

  • Training

    Our Compliance Department continuously engages in online tutorials and webinars to continue their training and deepen their knowledge regarding slavery and human trafficking laws.

    In addition to this online training, members of the design, merchandising, production, compliance, and legal teams came together on December 2, 2011 for a Corporate Social Responsibility seminar hosted by Intertek, which focused on indentifying and mitigating risks in the supply chain, particularly regarding factories’ employment practices. RVCA plans to continue this training by conducting one-on-one meetings for new hires or for employees with new responsibilities in the relevant area, as well as major group trainings whenever there are new developments within slavery and human trafficking enforcement.

    Our auditing partners provide compliance seminars in China that our vendors can attend. Vendors are always welcome to contact RVCA’s Compliance Department at any time with regards to any compliance questions or concerns, and the Department will work with them to resolve any issues they may have.

  • Consumer Education

    RVCA has always been supportive of its most avid fans. We hope that our customers are as dedicated to eradicating slavery and human trafficking as we are. We would appreciate the opportunity to answer any questions regarding our supply chain transparency and compliance procedures.

    RVCA is pleased to present this information for compliance with The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act, which we feel is a good tool to enable companies to explain their personal efforts to eradicate the practice of slave labor and human trafficking. Hopefully, with our fellow brands’ help, our combined statements will make a large impact on these dark areas of the industry and help move us towards a fairer manufacturing future.

  • Compliance Portal

    RVCA’s P.A.S.S. (Product and Social Safety) Program meets California Prop 65, CPSC and CPSIA rules and regulations. For further information please email customerservice@ecom.rvca.com.