I rented a boat slip at a marina for a month in Maryland. I was sent a QuickBooks invoice via email (with integrated payment button), and attached to the email were two documents - an invoice and a contract. I paid online with a credit card.
The email and the invoice both had the line "Payment of the invoice means acceptance of the terms of the attached contract." Question #1: is this legally binding upon payment?
The contract is written in a way that raises more questions. It is a PDF with all my info all ready filled in by their office staff. Two issues caught my eye. The following text is part of the contract: "This agreement is not cancellable or refundable unless written permission from XXX is given. Initial____" I never signed this document, electronically or on paper, and therefore, my initials are not filled in. Question #2: Is this clause binding since my initials are clearly desired but not present?
Further, there is a standard signature & date block at the end of the contract. My name was typed in by their office staff, and the date is blank. Question #3: Is the cancellation clause above, and the contract as a whole, legally binding, or am I free to cancel at any time?