1716.09 Charitable sales promotions.

(A) Prior to the commencement of any charitable sales promotion in this state conducted by a commercial co-venturer on behalf of a charitable organization, the commercial co-venturer shall obtain the written consent of the charitable organization whose name will be used during the charitable sales promotion.

(B) In conducting a charitable sales promotion, if the actual dollar amount or percentage per unit of goods or services purchased or used that will benefit the charitable organization or charitable purpose has been determined, the commercial co-venturer shall disclose that amount or percentage in each advertisement for the charitable sales promotion. If the actual dollar amount or percentage per unit of goods or services purchased or used that will benefit the charitable organization or charitable purpose cannot reasonably be determined prior to the beginning of the charitable sales promotion, the commercial co-venturer shall disclose an estimated amount or percentage in each advertisement for the charitable sales promotion. The estimate shall be reasonable and shall be based on all the relevant facts known to the commercial co-venturer and the charitable organization.

(C) A commercial co-venturer shall keep a final accounting for each charitable sales promotion that it conducts for a period of three years following the completion of the charitable sales promotion. A commercial co-venturer shall provide a final accounting for each charitable sales promotion that it conducts to the charitable organization on whose behalf the charitable sales promotion was conducted not later than ten days after the charitable organization requests it. A commercial co-venturer shall provide to the attorney general a copy of the final accounting for each charitable sales promotion that it conducts not later than ten days after the attorney general requests it.

Cite as R.C. § 1716.09

History. Effective Date: 11-07-1990