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Rule Summary: The Fair Credit Reporting Act: Affiliate Marketing
The Leather Guides address misrepresentations about the composition and characteristics of certain leather and imitation leather products, and state that disclosure of non-leather content should be made for material that appears to be, but is not, leather.
Case: Vons Companies, Inc.
Federal Trade Commission Decisions, Volume 113, Page 779
Rule Summary: Rules and Regulations Under the Hobby Protection Act
The Hobby Protection Act, passed by Congress in 1973, covers imitation political items (e.g., buttons, posters, stickers, etc.), as well as imitation numismatic items (e.g., various coins, tokens, paper money, commemorative medals) that are required to be marked with certain identifying information...
Case: G.C. Thorsen, Inc.
Federal Trade Commission Decisions, Volume 116 , Page 1179
Rule Summary: Picture Tube Rule
Rule Summary: Textile Fiber Rule
The Textile Fiber Rule requires that certain textiles sold in the United States carry labels disclosing the generic names and percentages by weight of the constituent fibers in the product, the manufacturer or marketer name, and the country where the product was processed or manufactured.
Rule Summary: Fur Rules
The Safeguards Rule requires financial institutions under FTC jurisdiction to have measures in place to keep customer information secure. In addition to developing their own safeguards, companies covered by the Rule are responsible for taking steps to ensure that their affiliates and service...
Rule Summary: Guides For the Advertising of Warranties and Guarantees
Rule Summary: Free Credit Report Rule
Rule Summary: The Fair Credit Reporting Act: Disposal Rule
Rule Summary: Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule ("COPPA")
COPPA imposes certain requirements on operators of websites or online services directed to children under 13 years of age, and on operators of other websites or online services that have actual knowledge that they are collecting personal information online from a child under 13 years of age.
Rule Summary: The Fair Credit Reporting Act: Address Discrepancy Rule
Case: Nationwide Industries
Federal Trade Commission Decisions, Volume 116 , Page 853
Public Comment Initiative: #307: FTC File No. P064202; 16 C.F.R. Part 425: Trade Regulation Rule Concerning the Use of Prenotification Negative Option Plans: Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Reopening the Record for the Submission of Public Comments Until October 13, 2009
[Please See Index # 288 for Related Proceeding]
Rule Summary: Automotive Fuel Ratings, Certification and Posting
Rule Summary: Wool Products Labeling Rules
The Wool Products Labeling Rules require labels on wool products disclosing the manufacturer's or marketer's name, the country where the product was processed or manufactured, and information about the fiber content.
Rule Summary: Franchise Rule
The Franchise Rule gives prospective purchasers of franchises the material information they need in order to weigh the risks and benefits of such an investment. The Rule requires franchisors to provide all potential franchisees with a disclosure document containing 23 specific items of information...
Rule Summary: Fair Packaging and Labeling Act
The Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (FPLA or Act), enacted in 1967, directs the Federal Trade Commission and the Food and Drug Administration to issue regulations requiring that all "consumer commodities" be labeled to disclose net contents, identity of commodity, and name and place of business of...
Rule Summary: Fair Credit Billing Act
Rule Summary: Furnisher Rule
Rule Summary: Guides for the Nursery Industry (“Nursery Guides”)
The Nursery Guides address numerous sales practices for outdoor plants, including deceptive claims as to quantity, size, grade, kind, species, age, maturity, condition, vigor, hardiness, growth ability, price, and origin or place where grown.
Case: Texwipe Company
Federal Trade Commission Decisions, Volume 116, Page 1169
Rule Summary: Credit Practices
Rule Summary: Rule Concerning Cooling-Off Period for Sales Made at Homes or at Certain Other Locations
The Cooling Off Rule provides that it is unfair and deceptive for sellers engaged in “door-to-door” sales valued at more than $25 to fail to provide consumers with disclosures regarding their right to cancel the sales contract within three business days of the transaction.
Case: DeMert & Dougherty, Inc.
Federal Trade Commission Decisions, Volume 116 , Page 841
Advisory Opinion: Section 603(d)(2): Definition of "consumer report" (exclusions)
Rule Summary: Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims ("Environmental Guides" or "Green Guides")
The Green Guides were issued to help marketers ensure that the claims they are making are true and substantiated. The guidance they provide includes: general principles that apply to all environmental marketing claims; how consumers are likely to interpret particular claims and how marketers can...
Advisory Opinion: Section 607(e): Procurement of reports for resale
Rule Summary: Health Breach Notification Rule
The Rule requires vendors of personal health records and related entities to notify consumers following a breach involving unsecured information. In addition, if a service provider to one of these entities has a breach, it must notify the entity, which in turn must notify consumers. The Final Rule...