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AAGP User Agreement - Terms of Service

AAGP, Inc. offers it's customers the following conditions for it's User Agreement and Terms Of Service.

The information presented on this site is presented with the intention of offering recreational gold prospecting club memberships and related activities and products. It is offered as information only for use in recreational gold prospecting activities and services.

No responsibility is assumed by the author, publisher or distributors of this information should the information be used in unrelated avenues outside this website. No guarantees of any kind are made for the performance or effectiveness of the products mentioned on this website. Furthermore, this information is based solely on the traditional and historic use of recreational gold prospecting activities and are not recognized by any US government or state agency other than legal ownership of mineral claims on which to conduct recreational prospecting activities.

By placing an order with AAGP Inc., either through this website, over the phone, or through the mail you accept all of the Legal Disclaimers mentioned above as well as our Return Policy, Order Cancellation Policy, Shipping Policy, Product Availability Policy and Privacy Policy below. By purchasing GOLD prospecting lessons or participation in a Commercial Common GOLD Dig, you acknowledge that you will be required to read and agree to sign a Hold Harmless Agreement prior to your participation in either event. This is a legal requirement for participation and refusal to sign will result in your not being able to participate and immediate termination of services. No refund will be given as services were made available to you and you, by not signing the Hold Harmless Agreement, have decided not to participate as per this notice and you agree to forfeit all monies paid for either event.

Return Policy:

Due to the proprietary nature of products and services offered on this website, once a membership or gold order has been shipped you may not cancel or return any product(s) for a refund.

Order Cancellations:

If you decide to cancel a membership or gold order prior to the order being shipped out, a 25% processing fee will be deducted from the total refund amount or a minimum of $100.00 whichever is greater. Prospecting lesson orders cannot be cancelled once they have been placed; however, they may be rescheduled within a six-month period from the originally scheduled lesson date at a cost of $50 per person and must be paid in advance.

Shipping Policy:

Unless the customer requests otherwise, such as delivery of membership materials in person, we attempt to ship all orders within two business days excluding Saturday and Sunday. If the customer has requested the materials be delivered in person, then their membership materials cannot be refunded for any reason as per the above Refund Policy which will automatically apply in this case. Should such a request be received, their membership materials will be shipped out to their billing address as would have been done originally.

Product Availability:

We try to keep as many products as possible in stock. Due to a heavy demand for a particular product or seasonal availability, we might not have it in stock. This will result in a slightly longer total shipping time. Shipping, handling and CC convenience charge rates are posted on the website and vary between $6.00 & $140.00 depending on product, quantity and destination. U.S. Orders typically arrive in 2 to 10 business days. International Orders usually take 10 to 21 business days to arrive and is for items we have in stock when ordered and provided no problems occur with your local customs office or postal and shipping delivery services. We are not responsible or liable for any problems that result at your local customs office, any customs duties, taxes or any additional fee the local carrier in your country may charge. No refunds are given for items seized at your local customs office. Our international shipping prices reflect the base shipping charge not including customs duties, taxes and country specific fees. Our fees ONLY reflect the cost of CC convenience fees and for us to package and ship your order to your country. Once shipped and tracking is provided, we are not responsible for orders lost in shipping. All orders are shipped via U.S.P.S. Mail.

Privacy Policy:

AAGP, Inc. is committed to protecting the privacy of our members and customers.

This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices for this website. AAGP, Inc. is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. Our company collects information from our users at several different points on our website.


When you place an order the information is requested from the user during the order process. Here a user must provide contact information (like name and shipping address) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill customers orders. If we have trouble processing an order, this contact information is used to get in touch with the user.

Log Files:

We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track users movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.


This web site takes every precaution to protect our users' information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and off-line. When you place your order and are asked to enter sensitive information(such as credit card number), that information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry - SSL.

While on a secure page, such as when you are placing and paying for an order, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to un-locked, or open, when you are just "surfing". While our order process uses SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user-information off-line. All of our users' information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices.

Notification of Changes:

If and when we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users by way of an email. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.

Arizona Association of Gold Prospectors, Inc.
P.O. Box 35281
Phoenix, AZ 85069-5281
(623) 934-6882


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