Affiliate Program Agreement
This Agreement contains the terms and conditions that apply to an individual or entity's participation in the Z555.com Online Affiliate Program. As used in this Agreement, "we" means Trail Resources, and "you" means the participant.
This Affiliate Program Agreement, including applicable offers (Collectively, the "Agreement"), contains the terms and conditions that apply to an individual or entity's participation in the On-Line Affiliate Program ("Program") by Internet Software and Services Ltd., and its participating subsidiaries and affiliates (Collectively, "ISS"). As used in this Agreement, "we", "our" or "us" means ISS and "you", "affiliate", "participant" means the participating web affiliate. By signing up or participating in the Program you agree to be bound by terms of this Agreement.
IIS reserves the right to accept or reject any company requesting to be part of our Affiliate Program
1. Participation in the Program.
If You are not a member of ISS Affiliate program, you must complete a registration form to join ISS Affiliate Program, READ and AGREE to the terms of this Agreement. We will evaluate your registration application and notify you of your site's acceptance status via e-mail. ISS may reject your application if we determine (in our sole discretion) that your site is unsuitable for the Program.
Unsuitable Sites include, but not limited to, those that:
- Contain content that advocates discrimination based on disability, nationality, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation;
- Are otherwise considered offensive at ISS's sole discretion;
- Are defamatory or libellous;
- Promote violence or Contain hate speech;
- Are aesthetically displeasing (at ISS sole discretion);
- Contain content considered by ISS (at its sole discretion) to be obscene, harmful or harassing;
1.1 If You are accepted into the Program, you will be able to participate in the Program subject to the terms and conditions of the Agreement. Thereafter, if your Site is determined (in ISS's sole discretion) to be unsuitable for the Program, we may terminate this Agreement and you will have no right to receive any and all outstanding compensation for qualified referrals. Termination may be based on many factors including, but not limited to, profitability of the Program.
1.2 In order to participate in the Program, your site must contain a privacy statement satisfactory to ISS.
2.1 "Approved Referral" means a Qualifying Product approved by ISS where by
- a visitor to ISS web site (a "Customer") purchases a Qualifying Product;
- that a Customer has accessed ISS web site and purchased the Qualifying Product online via a Qualifying Link from your site;
- that a Customer has accessed ISS web site and submitted an online inquiry regarding ISS's product or service, which resulted into offline purchase of such product or service by such a Customer, provided that it is the last link to ISS site that the Customer uses during a Session where a sale of a product or service to Customer occurs.
2.2 "Offer" means a specific offer posted by ISS through ISS Affiliate Program. The terms and conditions of such offer shall be incorporated into this Agreement.
2.3 "Qualifying Link" means a hyperlink, whether in text or graphic form, from Your site to ISS's site using one of the Required URLs.
2.4 "Qualifying Product" means ISS product or service that is offered at ISS's Site and is the subject of an offer.
2.5 "Required URL" means a URL specified in an Offer to be used to link from your Site to ISS Site.
2.6 "Session" means the period between the time a Customer first clicks on a Qualifying Link on your Site and the time the Customer is approved by ISS for a Qualifying Product.
2.7 "Site" means a World Wide Web site and, depending on the context, refers either to ISS site located at a URL to be provided to ISS as identified in your ISS Affiliate Program registration form.
3.1 From time to time, ISS may post through ISS Affiliate Program Offers to pay participating affiliates of ISS Affiliate Program, a USD 50 on each Approved Referrals through a Qualifying Link. Offers, published on the z555.com site, define all the payment rates which will be applied to You.
3.2 The terms of an Offer, as posted on ISS Affiliate Program or otherwise communicated to You, shall be governed by the term and conditions of this Agreement. However, in the event of any inconsistency between terms of the specific Offer and the terms of this Agreement, the terms of this Offer shall govern.
3.3 At any time prior to providing You a Qualifying Link through ISS Affiliate Program, ISS may, with or without notice, (a) change, suspend, or discontinue any aspect of an Offer or (b) remove, alter, or modify any graphic or banner ad. You agree promptly implement any request from us to remove, alter, or modify any graphic or banner ad submitted to You that is being used in connection with an Offer.
4. Your Responsibilities
4.1 You agree to link your Site to areas within ISS Site using Qualifying Links to URLs. You may post as many Qualifying Links as you like. The position, prominence, and nature of the links on ISS Site shall comply with any requirements specified in the Offer and any further request of ISS. You must post at least one Qualifying Link no later than 30 days after receipt of acceptance in ISS Affiliate Program. Only valid Qualifying Links created by ISS in connection with ISS Affiliate Program will be tracked for purposes of determining bounty fees that You may be eligible to receive on Approved Referrals through your Site.
4.2 We will not make, and are not obligated to make any representations, warranties, or other statements concerning You, your Site, any of your products or services, or your Site policies, except as expressly authorized by the Offer.
5.1 Fees, Reports. ISS will furnish You with access to online report (the "Report") including the count of click-though leads and the number of Approved Referrals due. ISS will pay You the fee specified in the Offer that is in effect on the date of the Approved Referral (the "Fee") provided however, that only one (1) Fee payment will be made for each Customer regardless of the number of Qualifying Products the Customer obtained. Payment shall be made to You within thirty (30) days of each month's end for each Approved Referral attributed to You in such month (month is calculated on a calendar basis for the purpose of this Agreement). However, if the Fees payable to You for any calendar month are less than $100.00, ISS will hold those Fees until the total amount due is at least $100.00, or until this Agreement is terminated, whichever occurs earlier.
5.2 You will not process any referrals. You acknowledge that all agreements relating to sale of ISS products and/or services to Customers shall be between ISS and the Customer. Customers who obtain ISS products or services will be deemed to be Customers of ISS. Accordingly, all ISS rules, policies, and operating procedures concerning customer orders, customer service, customer data, and product and/or service transactions will apply to those Customers. ISS may change its policies and operating procedures at any time without prior notice.
5.3 All determinations of whether You were entitled to Fee will be made by ISS and will be binding.
5.4 If You become a ISS Affiliate less then 10 days prior to the end of a month, then any and all Fees generated during the initial period shall be included in the next month for the purpose of payment of those Fees by ISS.
6. Ownership and Licenses
6.1 Each party owns and shall retain all rights, titles, and interests in its names, logos, trademarks, service marks, trade dress, copyrights, and proprietary technology currently used or which may be developed and/or used by it in the future.
6.2 ISS grants to You a limited, revocable, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use the graphic images and/or text included in the Qualifying Link, which may include ISS's name, logos, trademarks, service marks (collectively, "Marks"), solely for purpose of this Agreement. Except as expressly set forth in this Agreement or permitted by applicable law, You will not copy, distributed, modify, reverse engineer, or create derivative works from, the Marks. You may not sublicense, assign or transfer any such licenses, and any attempt at such sublicense, assignment, or transfer is void. You must follow ISS's trademarks, corporate identity guidelines, as those guidelines may change from time to time. Any use of ISS's Marks on your Site must be approved by ISS prior to publishing. ISS may revoke your license at any time by giving you written notice. If your license is revoked, You will not receive any outstanding compensation for Approved Referrals.
6.3 You will not at any time undertake or engage in the following practices, and any violation of this Section shall be deemed a material breach of this Agreement: (a) modify or alter ISS's (i) Site in any way, or (ii) any Qualifying Link except and express to set forth herein or as directed by ISS; (b) make any representations, either express or implied, or create an appearance that a visitor to your Site is visiting ISS's Site; or (c) during the term of or after the expiration or termination of this Agreement, use any mark, name or domain name of any type which is the same or confusingly similar to ISS's names or Marks.
7.1 Either party may terminate your participation in an Offer at any time by deleting its acceptance of the Offer through ISS Affiliate Program. Termination of a specific Offer shall not be deemed to terminate any other Offers.
7.2 Either party may terminate this Agreement at any time for any reason immediately by providing written notice of such termination to the other party. Termination of this Agreement shall also terminate any outstanding Offer. However, all rights to payment, causes of action, and any provisions, which by their terms are intended to survive termination, shall survive termination of this Agreement.
7.3 Upon termination of this Agreement for any reason, You will immediately cease use of, and remove from your Site, all links to ISS Site, all Marks and all other materials provided by or on behalf of ISS to You pursuant hereto or in connection with ISS Affiliate Program. You are only eligible to earn Fees for Approved Referrals occurring during the term of this Agreement, and Fees earned through the date of termination will remain payable.
8.1 You represent and warrant that (a) you have the authority to enter into this Agreement and sufficient rights to grant any licenses expresses herein, and (b) any material which is provided to You or displayed on your Site will not (i) infringe on any third party's copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, or other proprietary rights or right of publicity or privacy; (ii) violate any applicable law, stature, ordinance, or regulation; (iii) be defamatory or libelous; (iv) promote discrimination; (v) be false advertising; (vi) promote violence or contain hate speech; (vii) promote discrimination, based upon race, sex, religion, nationality, sexual orientation or disability; or (viii) contain spamming, jump pages, "pop-ups", viruses, trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, or other similarly harmful or deleterious programming routines.
8.2 NEITHER PARTY MAKES ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR, WARRANTIES TO THE OTHER PARTY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. ISS MAKES NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS WITH RESPECT TO THE PROGRAM OR ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES MARKETED THROUGH THE PROGRAM OR THAT ISS SITE WILL BE UNINTERRRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE AND WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR CONSEQUENCES OR ANY INTERRUPTIONS OR ERRORS.
Each party hereby agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the other party and its affiliates, directors, officers, employees and agents, from and against any and all liabilities, claims, losses, damages, injuries, or expenses, including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys' fees brought by a third party, arising out of a breach, or alleged breach, of any of its representations or obligations herein.
10. Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL EITHER PARTY BE LIABLE TO THE OTHER PARTY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, EVEN IF INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. FURTHER, ISS'S AGGREGATE LIABILITY ARISING FROM THIS AGREEMENT AND THE PROGRAM SHALL NOT EXCEED THE TOTAL FEES PAID OR PAYABLE TO YOU UNDER THIS AGREEMENT.
11.1 Each party shall act as an independent contractor and shall have no authority to obligate or bind the other in any respect, and nothing in this Agreement (including any Offer) shall create any partnership, joint venture, agency, franchise, sales representative, or employment relationship between the parties. Neither party shall make any statement, whether on their Sites or otherwise, that reasonably would contradict anything in this paragraph.
11.2 You acknowledge that You have read this Agreement and agree to all its terms and conditions.
You understand that ISS may at any time (directly or indirectly) solicit Customer referrals on terms that may differ from those contained in this Agreement or operate Sites that are similar to or compete with your Site. You have independently evaluated the desirability of participating in the Program and are not relying on any representation, guarantee, or statement other than as set forth in this Agreement.
11.3 This Agreement may be agreed to in more than one counterpart, each of which together shall form one and the same instrument. The parties agree that execution may be achieved in any format convenient to the parties including by "clicking" to agree to the Offer.
11.4 The provisions of this Agreement are independent of and separable from each other, and no provision shall be affected or rendered invalid or unenforceable by virtue of the fact that for any reason any other or others of them may be invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part. You may not assign this Agreement, by operation of law or otherwise, without ISS's prior written consent. Subject to that restriction, this Agreement will be binding on, inure to the benefit of, and be enforceable against the parties and their respective successors and assigns. ISS's failure to enforce your strict performance of any provision of this Agreement will not constitute a waiver of ISS right to subsequently enforce such provision or any other provision of this Agreement.
11.5 The parties agree that any breach of either of the parties' obligations regarding trademarks, service marks or trade names, confidentiality, and/or user data may result in irreparable injury for which there may be no adequate remedy at law. Therefore, in the event of any breach or threatened breach of a party's obligations regarding trademarks, service marks or trade names, or confidentiality, the aggrieved party will be entitled to seek equitable relief in addition to its other available legal remedies in a court of competent jurisdiction.
11.6 You acknowledge that ISS's servers, equipment, and services (e.g. tracking and reporting) may be subject to temporary modifications or shutdowns due to causes beyond ISS's reasonable control. Such temporary service interruptions will not constitute a material breach of this Agreement. ISS will use commercially reasonable efforts to provide the services contemplated under this Agreement and to remedy any temporary interruptions or other problems that adversely affects the Program.
BY CLICKING ON THE "I AGREE" OR "SUBMIT" BUTTON ON THE WEB PAGE THAT CONTAINS A DESCRIPTION OF THE OFFER, YOU CERTIFY, ATTEST, AND AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING:
- YOU ARE AUTHORIZED TO ENTER INTO THIS AGREEMENT;
- YOU HAVE READ AND AGREED TO THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT AND HAVE HAD AMPLE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE THIS AGREEMENT REVIEWED BY AN ATTORNEY;
- YOU AUTHORIZE ISS TO COMMUNICATE WITH YOU VIA EMAIL.