Tech Insider Network Program Terms & Conditions

The Best Buy Tech Insider Network ("TIN") Program offers invited customers ("Tech Insider Network Members") access to certain products listed on a dedicated website ("tin.bestbuy.com") at no cost in order to encourage independent customer reviews on www.bestbuy.com and Best Buy affiliated websites, to provide customer feedback to product suppliers, and to further publicize certain products ("Tech Insider Network Products"). Your participation in The Best Buy Tech Insider Network Program is subject to these terms and conditions ("TIN Terms and Conditions") and constitutes your acceptance to the TIN Terms and Conditions. The Tech Insider Network Program is operated by Best Buy. Employees of Best Buy or its affiliates are not eligible to participate in the Tech Insider Network Program.

These TIN Terms and Conditions incorporate the Conditions of Use governing your use of www.bestbuy.com ("Best Buy Conditions of Use"), which may be updated from time to time. The Best Buy Conditions of Use apply to all Tech Insider Network related communications and to your participation in the Tech Insider Network Program, unless otherwise stated. To the extent of any conflict between these TIN Terms and Conditions and the Best Buy Conditions of Use, these TIN Terms and Conditions shall take precedence with respect to your participation in the Tech Insider Network Program.

Tech Insider Network Products provided to participants in the Tech Insider Network Program may be provided by a third-party ("Supplier Products") or manufactured specifically by or on behalf of Best Buy or its affiliates ("Best Buy Products").

You acknowledge and agree that all Tech Insider Network Products are:

  • Promotional offers to you and are not sold to you, and
  • Provided to you on an "as is" basis. Best Buy makes no product warranties to you, and accepts no responsibility for return, repair, refund or replacement. Best Buy will only deliver Tech Insider Network Products selected by you to the delivery address associated with your Tech Insider Network Member Account provided by you when signing up for the Tech Insider Network Program. If you have a problem or an issue with one of the Tech Insider Network Products you receive, please contact a Tech Insider Network Program representative at Best Buy at TIN@BESTBUY.COM, not the product's manufacturer. Best Buy may, at Best Buy's sole discretion work with you to resolve the issue. In consideration of the opportunity to participate in the Tech Insider Network Program, you agree that you will:

  • Take all necessary steps to ensure that any non-public information made available to you in relation to any Tech Insider Network Products or the Tech Insider Network Program is kept confidential and use such information only for the purposes of your participation in the Tech Insider Network Program;
  • Personally write and submit independent and unbiased reviews on www.bestbuy.com of each of the Tech Insider Network Products you receive;
  • Not review any product where you have a conflict of interest due to any relationship you have with the product manufacturer or otherwise;
  • Not sell, exchange, return for money or give possession of any Tech Insider Network Product to any other person, or delegate to anyone else the opportunity to write or submit a Tech Insider Network product review.
  • Not submit any reviews of a Tech Insider Network Product to any other online or offline channel that advertises or offers the Tech Insider Network Product for sale except in the form of a link to a website operated by Best Buy or its affiliates.

After you are accepted into the Tech Insider Network, you will receive a secure e-mail asking you to complete IRS Form W-9, Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification. You must return a complete an accurate Form W-9 to Best Buy in order to be eligible to participate in the Tech Insider Network. Best Buy is required to collect the information requested on this form in order to comply with IRS reporting requirements. Under these requirements, if you receive more than $600 worth of product in a calendar year, Best Buy must issue you IRS Form 1099-MISC reporting the total value of product that you receive. Best Buy must also provide a copy of this form to the IRS.

Revisions and Continued Use

Best Buy reserves the right to amend any of these TIN Terms and Conditions, including the policies, guidelines, or other information on tin.bestbuy.com, at any time and at the sole discretion of Best Buy. Any changes are effective upon posting a change notice or new terms and conditions on tin.bestbuy.com or on your Tech Insider Network Member Account page. You are responsible for reviewing the new terms and conditions and any applicable changes or notices. YOUR CONTINUED PARTICIPATION IN THE BEST BUY TECH INSIDER NETWORK PROGRAM AFTER THE POSTING OF ANY CHANGES CONSTITUTES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF SUCH CHANGES. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ANY CHANGES TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, YOU MUST DISCONTINUE PARTICIPATING IN THE BEST BUY TECH INSIDER NETWORK PROGRAM AND IMMEDIATELY NOTIFY BEST BUY OF THIS BY EMAIL AT TIN@BESTBUY.COM.

Your ongoing right to participate in the Tech Insider Network Program and your eligibility to receive Tech Insider Network Products is at the sole discretion of Best Buy. Best Buy may discontinue your participation in the Tech Insider Network Program at any time and for any reason at its sole discretion.