Sections
§ 2501. Definitions
§ 2502. Requirements for disclosures in advertisements
§ 2503. Requirements for preambles
§ 2504. Bypass mechanisms
§ 2505. Loan and credit card services
§ 2506. Employment services
§ 2507. Prize award services
§ 2508. Children's program services
§ 2509. Charitable solicitations
§ 2510. Pay-per-call fulfillment services
§ 2511. Automatic dialing devices
§ 2512. Chain referral services
§ 2513. Automatic billing arrangements
§ 2514. Billing for pay-per-services; Public Utility Commission authority
§ 2515. Service agent
§ 2516. Violations

Terms Used In Vermont Statutes > Title 9 > Chapter 67 - Pay-Per-Call Services

  • Advertisements and promotions: include all forms of solicitation directed at prospective callers of pay-per-call services, including mailings and advertisements in newspapers and magazines and on radio and television. See
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Caller: means a person who accesses a pay-per-call service. See
  • Charity: An agency, institution, or organization in existence and operating for the benefit of an indefinite number of persons and conducted for educational, religious, scientific, medical, or other beneficent purposes.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act: A federal law, established in 1971 and revised in 1997, that gives consumers the right to see their credit records and correct any mistakes. Source: OCC
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Fees: shall mean earnings due for official services, aside from salaries or per diem compensation. See
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • insurance: means an agreement to indemnify or otherwise assume an obligation, provide services or any other thing of value on the happening of a particular event or contingency, or to provide indemnity for loss with respect to a specified subject by specified circumstances in return for a consideration. See
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • National Credit Union Administration: The federal regulatory agency that charters and supervises federal credit unions. (NCUA also administers the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund, which insures the deposits of federal credit unions.) Source: OCC
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Pay-per-call service: means any passive, interactive, polling, conference, or other similar audiotext service that is accessed through a telephone number and that generates an audiotext service related fee billed to a subscriber. See
  • real estate: shall include lands, tenements, and hereditaments and all rights thereto and interests therein, and pews or slips in places of public worship shall be treated as real estate. See
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • said: when used by way of reference to a person or thing shall apply to the same person or thing last mentioned. See
  • seal: shall include an impression of the official seal made upon paper alone or by means of a wafer or wax affixed thereto. See
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Sponsor: means an individual, corporation, association, partnership, or other entity that sells or offers to sell a pay-per-call service to a person in this State and on whose behalf charges are billed, but shall not include a public utility regulated by the State or the Federal Communications Commission or an interexchange carrier which provides transport or billing and collection services for a pay-per-call service unless the public utility or interexchange carrier actually produces or advertises the pay-per-call service. See
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.