16 CFR 642.2 - Definitions.

§ 642.2 Definitions.

As used in this part:

(a)Simple and easy to understand means:

(1) A layered format as described in § 642.3 of this part;

(2) Plain language designed to be understood by ordinary consumers; and

(3) Use of clear and concise sentences, paragraphs, and sections.

(i)Examples. For purposes of this part, examples of factors to be considered in determining whether a statement is in plain language and uses clear and concise sentences, paragraphs, and sections include:

(A) Use of short explanatory sentences;

(B) Use of definite, concrete, everyday words;

(C) Use of active voice;

(D) Avoidance of multiple negatives;

(E) Avoidance of legal and technical business terminology;

(F) Avoidance of explanations that are imprecise and reasonably subject to different interpretations; and

(G) Use of language that is not misleading.

(ii) [Reserved]

(b)Principal promotional document means the document designed to be seen first by the consumer, such as the cover letter.

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 15 - COMMERCE AND TRADE
Public Laws