California Civil Code

Sec. § 1799.201


As used in this title:

(a)

“Consumer” means a natural person who has entered into a consumer contract with a seller.

(b)

“Consumer contract” means a writing prepared by a seller and, except as provided in subdivision (c) of Section 1799.202, signed, or to be signed, by a consumer, which provides (1) for the sale or lease of goods or services that are purchased or leased primarily for personal, family, or household purposes, or (2) for extension of credit, the proceeds of which are used primarily for personal, family, or household purposes. Without affecting the enforceability of any incidental provision contained therein, an application for credit shall not be considered to be a consumer contract for purposes of this section even if it contains incidental provisions, such as the consumer’s consent to a credit review, a certification of the accuracy of the information furnished, or the consumer’s agreement to the terms that will be furnished to the consumer pursuant to this title.

(c)

“Consumer contract guaranty” means a writing prepared by a seller and signed, or to be signed, by a guarantor which guarantees the obligation of a consumer under a consumer contract.

(d)

“Copy” means a reproduction, facsimile, or duplicate.

(e)

“Days” means calendar days.

(f)

“Goods” means tangible and intangible personal property.

(g)

“Guarantor” means a person who guarantees the obligation of a consumer under a consumer contract by signing a consumer contract guaranty.

(h)

“Seller” means a person who has entered into a consumer contract with a consumer.

(i)

“Services” means work, labor, and services, including depository services and other banking services.

(j)

“Financial institution” means any commercial bank, trust company, savings and loan association, credit union, industrial loan company, insurance company, or person engaged in the business of lending money.
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