INTRODUCTION The Ateen Policies and Procedures govern your rights as a Ateen Independent Distributor. You should familiarize yourself with the contents of these Policies and Procedures, and any questions you may have regarding the Policies and Procedures should be directed to the Ateen Customer Service staff. a. Policies and Compensation Plan Incorporated into Distributor Agreement: These Policies and Procedures, in their present form and as amended from time to time by Ateen, Inc., or any Ateen, Inc. Affiliate, (hereafter collectively "Ateen" or the "Company"), are referred to in the Ateen Distributor Agreement. Where these Policies and Procedures are incorporated into the Ateen Distributor Agreement by specific reference, these Policies and Procedure constitute an official part of that agreement. Where these Policies and Procedures are not specifically incorporated into that agreement, they nevertheless reflect the official position of Ateen with respect to the terms thereof, and any violation of these Policies and Procedures may constitute a breach of an Independent Ateen Distributor's obligations under that agreement, subjecting the Distributor to the termination provisions of the agreement. Hereafter, when the term "Agreement" is used, it collectively refers to the mutual obligations between Ateen and the Independent Ateen Distributors as evidenced in the Application and Agreement, these Policies and Procedures, the Ateen Global Compensation Plan, and (when applicable) the Ateen Business Entity Application. It is the responsibility of each Distributor to understand and adhere to the most current version of these Policies and Procedures. When sponsoring a new Distributor, the sponsoring Distributor should help the new Distributor applicant to understand this ongoing obligation.