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We appreciate your interest in our exclusive NCR verification program. Our readers put their faith in us to provide them with honest and impartial advice about their gutter guards.  After lots of requests to provide referrals to our readers, we have decided that having an honest and reliable installer to refer our readers to is a valuable service that we can offer.

We know gutter guards.  After years in the industry, we know what to look for and what to ask to ensure a dealer has exceptional professionalism, delivers quality work, and does the job with integrity.

Our verification service is open to all installers of all products in any location on a first come first serve basis & subject to agreement to our terms of service.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How does this work?
    The NCR Verified dealer program provides unbiased content, testing and reviewing a spectrum of industry products and refers readers to gutter protection product installers that we have qualified as NCR Verified. The reader has the option to fill the form out and send a contact request directly to the NCR Verified dealer or call them directly with the number provided during the verification process.
  • How many leads will I receive?
    We do not consider this as a lead service, we are simply referring the readers to dealers and installers for the products we review. We inform readers as to the best of our ability and send them to the installers that we have determined are qualified in order to empower the homeowner to make the first contact and maintain control of the buying process.

    We have been growing rapidly over the past decade and we think the reason is because we are not running this service to make a large profit, rather to better equip homeowners with information in the home product space.

    The number of readers that will contact you largely depends on your area or zone. We keep track of the emails sent from the contact page but do not currently keep track of the direct phone calls. If you close a business sale from one of our interested readers, then congratulations and be sure to treat them with the value that they deserve!

  • Who is NCR?
    The NCR Consumer Advocacy Group is the largest publisher of gutter guard industry news, product testing and reviews. The NCR Group engages its audience in print and web content that is distributed free from advertising and product placement.

     

    NCR Consumer Advocacy Group was founded in 2006 by a team of engineers and media/marketing professionals – with a mission to create dedicated transparent and science based reviews for products. Each review that the NCR group publishes is curated within an independent content portal (such as this one for gutter protection reviews) and operates mostly independently – thus enabling us to constantly adapt and evolve to maximize content quality, readers and subscribers.

  • How do we qualify a dealer NCR Verified?
    The qualification process begins with testing and reviewing the gutter protection products to ensure that they are designed and manufactured with quality in mind. The only bias that we knowingly allow in the verification process is towards gutter protection products manufactured and assembled in the United States. The test results naturally segment the products based on quality and performance and 98% of the interested readers are interested in the top three products.

     

    Any dealer interested in becoming NCR Verified must be vetted by a NCR staff member to discuss their products and business philosophy as well as review the installer qualifications and oversight that occurs to ensure good quality installations.

     

    It is inevitable that a certain number of installations will be handled inadequately in the eyes of the homeowner. The NCR Verified qualification process is not designed to find the perfect dealer with no complaints, but rather to guide homeowners to a gutter protection product dealer that exhibits integrity in their business operations and overall has built an organization that focuses on the providing high quality products that match homeowner’s needs without taking advantage of them.





Name: First, Last (required)

Email (required)

Phone Number

Webpage

Types/brands of Guards Sold

No. Years Installing Gutters/Gutter Guards

No. of fulltime employees

No. Part-Time employees

Coverage Area

Address of the Business

Trade Certifications

Warranty for parts, product and labor


NC REVIEW / GUTTERPROTECTIONREVIEW.ORG TERMS AND CONDITIONS
This Agreement governs your relationship with NC Review this Agreement, we will refer to you, the NCR Verified installer, and all of your d/b/a’s, affiliates, agents, employees, representatives and subcontractors as “you” or “VI” and to NC Review and its employees and agents as “we” or “us” or “NCR” or “GutterProtection Review” References herein to the GutterProtection Review web site include any and all web sites now, or hereafter, owned or operated by NC Review.
I. What We Agree to Regarding Leads.
a. NC Review receives requests from its customers and/or readers (“customers”) for certain services. In turn, NC Review may send you a communication about such customer’s expressed service request need (a “Lead”). We may also send your contact information to the customer. The information we provide about you will be based on the information you submit during the NCR Verification Application Process and Customer Ratings & Reviews, and may be amended by NC Review from time to time. Leads may also be sent to other member Installers based on the category of the customer request.
b. We have different tiers of Installers so that you can distinguish your business, including NC Review “Verified” which is a Verified dealer/installer that has received sufficient positive Customer Ratings & Reviews, has met certain other criteria specified by NC Review, and has passed our testing. The other tiers are being developed and will be announced as the categories are filled.
c. We limit the number of Installers that are displayed to a customers. We do not guarantee to provide you any specific number of Leads, nor do we make guarantees, representations, or warranties regarding a customer’s level of interest, their desire to have work completed, their ability to pay you, the accuracy of the information provided by the customers, or that any customers will hire you to perform services, nor do we guarantee that you will successfully contact each customer. We are not required to get involved in, nor do we have any responsibility for your contracts with customers, their creditworthiness, or any payments to you or any disputes they may have with you or you may have with them. NC Review is free to contract with other Installers as this is not an exclusive contract.
d. We provide customers with the ability to rate their experience working with you via Customer Ratings & Reviews.
II. What You Agree.
You agree to all terms and conditions of this Agreement and represent, on behalf of you, your company (including any predecessor entities of your company), employees, and any individuals performing work on your behalf, as follows:
a. You are qualified and capable of performing the services, trade, or tasks you Supplied on the Application for Verification Form and /or during your Company Profile Review, and any subsequent amendments that are made to your Customer Profile.
b. You are, and at all times will be, properly and fully licensed*, bonded and insured (at levels in accordance with applicable industry standards) under all applicable laws and trade regulations (and upon request will produce documentation to verify this), and further, that you have not been turned down for insurance coverage related to your provision of services. You will notify us promptly of any such changes to your licensing, bonding or insured status.
*If you, or your company, are operating under a license with special restrictions you agree and represent that you will at all times operate within the guidelines as specified by such restrictions.
c. You will comply with the NC Review membership requirements as specified from time to time, including any required insurance coverage. If these requirements are amended, you will be advised and provided the opportunity for a reasonable period of time as designated by NC Review to comply with any changes.
d. You hereby represent that you, any predecessor entities of your company, any other majority shareholders, partners or members, and your company, are free from any (i) bankruptcies, civil legal judgments within the last 3 years, and (ii) felony criminal convictions, OR you have provided NC Review with an accurate and truthful written statement detailing any exceptions. If at any time during your membership with NC Review you, any predecessor entities of your company, any other majority shareholders, partners or members or your company, should file for bankruptcy or be involved in bankruptcy proceedings, have a civil legal judgment entered against such party or a felony conviction entered against such party, you will promptly notify NC Review. You further represent that you have not been sanctioned or penalized by any governmental authorities in connection with your provision of services to any of your customers, and that you have not been denied membership to (or had your membership revoked from) any professional industry associations. You authorize NC Review to verify that all of the above representations are truthful and accurate at any time while this Agreement remains in effect.
e. You agree to abide by and to follow the terms of NC Review , Code of Ethics and the Resolution Process, each as amended from time to time and appearing on our Website. You will cooperate with us in the event we facilitate the resolution of any customer complaints between you and your customers; however we are not liable to you or any customer if such matters cannot be resolved, and we do not guarantee a successful resolution. We reserve the right to charge you for any amounts paid to a customer pursuant to our limited service guarantee, or based upon your performance of, or failure to perform services for a customer, and you agree to reimburse us for any such payments. You agree that we shall have the right to disclose any information we have regarding you and your company to any authorities requesting information from us regarding any work or services you have performed.
f. If you provide any quotes to consumers via the NC Review website, such quotes are provided for informational purposes only. A consumer cannot contract with you via the NC Review website. In the event a consumer selects you on our website in response to a quote you provide (or schedules and appointment), such selection (or appointment) is merely an indication of the consumer’s interest in contacting or being contacted by you. If you provide written comments or testimonials about our service or activities, you agree that we shall have sole ownership of any and all intellectual property rights in such comments or testimonials, and that we may post and publish your comments or portions thereof at our sole discretion on our Website or in marketing materials including your name and company or agency, and that you shall not be entitled to any payments associated with our use of the foregoing. You hereby authorize us to use your name, company name, and franchise name, as applicable, and any of the trademarks, service marks, trade names, and logos, content including photographs, in the form or format that you supply to us or that you upload to our Website, for use and posting on our Website and for use in marketing materials to be presented to customers in online postings, via emails or otherwise to help promote you or your services, and that you shall not be entitled to any payments associated with our use of the foregoing. NC Review reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to review, reject and remove any content that you upload to the NC Review Website or your company profile. You further represent that you have all necessary rights to display any of the logos, service marks, trademarks, and any other content that you upload to our Website, and you represent that your uploading for display of any such content, and the use by NC Review of such content as contemplated by this Agreement, shall not violate any third party’s intellectual property rights. If there are any limitations or restrictions pertaining to the use or presentation of such logos, trade or service marks, it shall be your responsibility to provide us in writing with any such restrictions or limitations of use. If expressly authorized by us in writing in advance, you may be authorized during the term of this Agreement to use certain marks of NC Review as necessary to promote your business. You are expressly prohibited from registering any trademarks or domain names of NC Review, gutter protection review, NCR or otherwise what has and is posted on all webpages, materials otherwise associated with NC Review.
g. You acknowledge and agree that all of the content and information posted on the NC Review Website, including but not limited to Service Professional profiles, screening information, and Customer Ratings & Reviews for all NC Review Service Professional members (excluding any logos or trademarked materials, or other intellectual property of Installers provided by Installers), is the sole and exclusive property of NC Review. You acknowledge and agree that you have no right to reproduce, post, publish, display or otherwise use any Customer Ratings & Reviews (including those relating to you and your business), or any other content posted on the NC Review Website, other than content provided directly by you. You acknowledge that a violation of the foregoing could result in significant damages, and you agree that you are liable to NC Review for any such damages, and will indemnify NC Review in the event of any third party claims against NC Review based on or arising from your violation of the foregoing. You acknowledge and agree that NC Review has the right, in its sole discretion, to contact customers about services you provide to gain their feedback and rating of you, and to display such Customer Ratings and Reviews on our Website. NC Review is not responsible or liable to you for any comments, ratings or communications of any kind from customers that we choose to post on our Website.
h. You will not engage in any illegal acts or acts of wrongdoing, dishonesty or unethical business practices with NC Review, any customer or other third party, including, but not limited to, (i) incorporating any fee in a customer’s bill for any fees paid to NC Review, (ii) charging NC Review customers any more than your other customers, or (iii) disclosing any user personal information to any third party. You will at all times be in full compliance with all applicable Federal, State, Provincial, local and other laws and regulations that apply to your activities. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT TO KNOWINGLY SHARE, DISTRIBUTE, TRANSFER, OR SELL A NC REVIEW SERVICE REQUEST, OR LEAD (OR THE INFORMATION CONTAINED THERIN) OTHER THAN AS EXPRESSLY SET FORTH IN THIS AGREEMENT, IS A VERY SERIOUS BREACH OF CONTRACT AND FRAUDULENT MATTER THAT COULD RESULT IN INVASION OF PRIVACY RIGHTS OF OTHERS, SIGNIFICANT COSTS AND DAMAGES TO OTHERS AND TO NC REVIEW AND OTHER SERVICE PROFESSIONAL PARTNERS. RESPONDING TO SUCH A VIOLATION WOULD ALSO RESULT IN THE LOSS OF TIME, EFFORT ON THE PART OF NC REVIEW. THERE ALSO MAY BE REGULATORY FINES AND PENALTIES IMPOSED FOR CONTACTING CONSUMERS AND BUSINESSES IN A MANNER NOT IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE LAWS AND REGULATIONS INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO FEDERAL STATE AND PROVINCIAL DO-NOT-CALL REGULATIONS AND FEDERAL STATE AND PROVINCIAL ANTI-SPAM REGULATIONS. ACCORDINGLY, IF YOU KNOWINGLY SHARE, DISTRIBUTE, TRANSFER, OR SELL A SERVICE REQUEST, OR LEAD (OR THE INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN) OTHER THAN AS EXPRESSLY SET FORTH IN THIS AGREEMENT, YOU AGREE TO FULLY INDEMNIFY AND BE LIABLE TO NC REVIEW, AS SET FORTH IN SECTION IV BELOW, FOR ALL THE DAMAGES, WHETHER DIRECT OR INDIRECT, PUNITIVE AND CONSEQUENTIAL, AND ANY REGULATORY OR JUDICIAL FINES OR PENALTIES THAT MAY ARISE FROM SUCH ACTIVITIES.
i. You agree to allow only employees of your company or independent contractors performing services directly on behalf of your business to contact or provide any service to customers you learn of via a Lead. To the extent you use any such subcontractors, you shall be responsible and liable for all acts and omissions of such subcontractors and for ensuring that such subcontractors comply with all the provisions of Section II of this Agreement. You agree not to sell, trade, gift, assign, or otherwise transfer any Service Requests, or Leads provided by NC Review to any other party, including any other NC Review Installers.
III. Fees.
a. You agree to be bound by the then applicable pricing plan provisions (all fees are stated and payable in US dollars) for any and all Verification and or Services presented to you. You will pay NC Review applicable non-refundable fees which may include: (i) an Enrollment/Screening Fee; (ii) Lead Fees, as set forth in the Lead Fee Schedule, for customer Leads accepted by you; (iii) NC Review Seal of Approval License Fees at the then current standard Seal of Approval license fee rates, (iv) Membership Fees; (v) Administrative Fees; (vi) Website development and hosting fees, if you have elected to have NC Review develop and host your company Website; and (vii) any other applicable fees such as Custom URL Fees or e-mail account fees as applicable . You shall pay such fees on a monthly or annual basis, as selected by you. You agree that payments will be made by NC Review initiating a PayPal transfer or processing your credit card, in advance, on a monthly or annual basis, as applicable. No previously paid NC Review Seal of Approval License Fees will be refunded.
b. You acknowledge that it is your responsibility to ensure that the communication methods that you have selected in your NCR Verification are accurate. NC Review is not responsible, or liable, for undelivered customer notifications.
c. NC Review reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to provide periodic discounts and incentive programs to you and/or other Installers.
d. You acknowledge that you will not receive a detailed account statement unless you provide NC Review with a valid email address or fax number. Your account balance is also available by calling (919) NCR-8484. NC Review will process your balance due at the end of your billing period via your selected payment method. Past due balances will be subject to a late charge equal to the lesser of 1.5% per month or the maximum amount allowed by applicable law. In addition, any returned payments will incur a $20 fee per transaction.
e. Past due accounts may be turned over to a third-party collection agency and reported to a credit rating agency and we may bill you for, and you agree to pay for any and all collection and related litigation fees.
f. All Lead Fees constitute advertising fees paid by you to NC Review and are in no way, referral commissions based upon your successful completion of services.
g. No fee is due or payable to the extent such fee is in violation of any applicable law.
h. NC Review is not obligated to refund to you any amounts of Fees or other prepaid fees for which services have not been rendered to you by NC Review.
IV. NC Review Seal of Approval.
a. License. While this Agreement remains in effect, and while you remain in full compliance with all terms set forth herein, NC Review hereby grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferrable, non-sublicenseable, license to use and display the NC Review Seal of Approval in connection with marketing your business. You agree that any use or display of the NC Review Seal of Approval must comply with all standards and guidelines of NC Review adopted from time to time with respect to the proper use and display of the NC Review Seal of Approval.
b. Restrictions. You may only use the NC Review Seal of Approval in the event you pass NC Review’s pre-screening criteria initially and annually thereafter, which shall be determined in NC Review’s sole discretion. NC Review may also re-screen your business at any time in its sole discretion, and may terminate this Agreement by NC Review’s sole discretion. Further, you agree that you will use and display the NC Review Seal of Approval solely in connection with the tasks for which NC Review pre-screens you. Further, you may only use the NC Review Seal of Approval in the state or states for which you have been pre-screened by NC Review. You may only use the NC Review Seal of Approval for its intended use, and you may not misrepresent NC Review, NC Review’s products or Services, your affiliation with NC Review, or the NC Review Seal of Approval. If at any time any of your screening status should change (i.e. state-level license terminated; fall out of good standing in your state of incorporation), you must immediately report such change to NC Review, and if such change causes your business to fail NC Review’s screening criteria, in NC Review’s sole discretion, then your license to use the NC Review Seal of Approval is immediately suspended, and if not remedied to NC Review’s satisfaction within thirty days of notification, this Agreement shall automatically terminate. You also hereby agree to be re-screened by NC Review annually, and at any other time as desired by NC Review, and failure to allow such rescreening, or failing the re-screening, in NC Review’s sole discretion, shall result in the immediate and automatic termination of this Agreement. The license granted hereunder is solely for the use of the NC Review Seal of Approval, and you do not have any right to use the NC Review name or logo separately or apart from the NC Review Seal of Approval.
c. Accessing the NC Review Seal of Approval. You agree that you shall access the NC Review Seal of Approval solely via the following methods: (a) via a code snippet provided to you by NC Review for use online on your website, (b) via the NC Review Online Store, to order offline products containing the NC Review Seal of Approval, or (c) any other method generally offered by NC Review. You may not make any changes or modifications to the NC Review Seal of Approval, and shall only use the NC Review Seal of Approval in the exact form and format in which it is provided to you by NC Review.
V. Indemnification; Limitation of Liability; Disclaimer of Warranties.
a. Indemnification. You shall fully protect, indemnify and defend NC Review and all of its agents, officers, directors, shareholders, suppliers, partners, employees and each of their successors and assigns (“Indemnified Parties”) and hold each of them harmless from and against any and all claims, demands, liens, damages, causes of action, liabilities of any and every nature whatsoever, including but not limited to personal injury, intellectual property infringement, fraud, deceptive advertising, violation of any state, provincial or federal laws or regulations, property damage, attorneys’ fees and court costs, arising in any manner, directly or indirectly, out of or in connection with or in the course of or incidental to any of your work for or dealings with any customers, or your services, representations, advertising, or obligations (including but not limited to your obligation to maintain the confidentiality of user personal information) as provided in this Agreement, including any extra work, and in connection with your use of the NC Review Seal of Approval, REGARDLESS OF CAUSE OR OF ANY FAULT OR NEGLIGENCE OF NC REVIEW OR THE INDEMNIFIED PARTIES AND WITHOUT REGARD TO CAUSE OR TO ANY CONCURRENT OR CONTRIBUTING FAULT, STRICT LIABILITY OR NEGLIGENCE, WHETHER SOLE, JOINT OR CONCURRENT, ACTIVE OR PASSIVE BY NC REVIEW OR THE INDEMNIFIED PARTIES.
b. Limitation of Liability. IN NO EVENT ARE WE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, LOST REVENUE, LOST PROFITS OR LOSS OF GOODWILL. IN NO EVENT WILL THE TOTAL AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF NC REVIEW TO YOU EXCEED THE AMOUNT OF FEES ACTUALLY PAID BY YOU TO NC REVIEW DURING THE PRECEEDING 12 MONTHS, REGARDLESS OF THE BASIS OR FORM OF CLAIM.
c. Disclaimer of Warranties. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THE NC REVIEW SERVICES AND NC REVIEW SEAL OF APPROVAL ARE PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN “AS IS” BASIS, AND NC REVIEW DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
VI. Other Terms.
a. This Agreement, and the NC Review Fee Schedule, may be changed from time to time and you agree to be bound by any changes that are posted on the NC Review Website or which are otherwise communicated to you; the current applicable Agreement and NC Review Fee Schedule is available upon request.
b. You may terminate this Agreement upon our receipt of your written notice during normal business hours (such termination to be effective upon the close of business on the day properly delivered and received), but you shall be obligated to pay for any services delivered to you prior to us receiving your termination during normal business hours.
c. NC Review, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to suspend your rights under this Agreement or terminate this Agreement and your membership in the NC Review network immediately at any time for any reason or no reason at all.
d. If this Agreement is terminated or expires, your agreements and obligations under this Agreement shall continue with respect to Sections I (d) ; II; III (d), (e), (g) and (h); V; VI (b), (d), (e), (f), (g), (h) and (i); and VII, and any Leads provided to you during the term of this Agreement and relationships you enter into or create from those Leads will continue to be governed by this Agreement including but not limited to with respect to any disputes that may arise or claims that may be made against us and any indemnification of us by you for such claims. Further, in the event this Agreement is terminated or expires, (i) the license granted in Section IV(a) above shall immediately terminate, and you shall have no further right to access, use or display the NC Review Seal of Approval in any manner, and (ii) you agree to destroy any materials containing the NC Review Seal of Approval.
e. If it is determined or suspected by NC Review in its sole discretion that you are misusing or attempting to misuse or circumvent the NC Review services or system or any customer data, or are using or attempting to use it for any inappropriate, illegal, harmful, or anti-competitive, purposes, including but not limited to activities such as hacking, infiltrating, fraud, advertising, jamming or spamming, or any activities inconsistent with the services proposed to be offered by NC Review, in addition to our right to immediately terminate this Agreement, NC Review reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to initiate, without notice, appropriate legal actions or proceedings to seek appropriate remedies and/or damages, including but not limited to lost revenue, repairs, legal fees, costs and expenses, and to seek injunctions or other equitable remedies.
f. In the event of termination of this Agreement, you shall not be entitled to any refund of any fees paid to us, including any prepayments.
g. You will be liable for any attorneys’ fees and costs if we have to take any legal action (including the retention of a lawyer) to enforce this Agreement. The laws of the State of North Carolina (excluding the laws and principles with respect to conflicts of law) govern this Agreement. You hereby consent and agree that the state or federal courts in Chatham County are the exclusive forum for litigation of any claim by you arising under this Agreement, and you submit to sole and exclusive jurisdiction in the state of North Carolina, and hereby irrevocably waive and relinquish any right to bring, or cause to be brought, any such action, or to have any such action brought, in any judicial or administrative forum outside of such forum.
h. The relationship between NC Review and you shall be that of independent contractors and neither party shall be or represent itself to be an agent, employee, partner or joint venture of the other, nor shall either party have or represent itself to have any power or authority to act for, bind or commit the other.
i. If any provision of this Agreement is held by any court or other authority of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal or in conflict with any applicable state or federal law or regulation, such law or regulation shall control, to the extent of such conflict, without affecting the remainder of this Agreement.
j. Wireless data usage is subject to the fees and terms of your wireless subscriber agreement or data service plan with your provider, and you may incur charges from your telephone service provider for text messages, phone calls, email communications and data transferred.

I hereby agree to the terms and conditions set forth above