This Agreement contains the terms and conditions that apply to your participation as an affiliate member of the GoBIO! affiliate program (the “Program”) at www.gobiofood.com (the "Merchant Web Site"), which is a web site operated by anke.ca ("Merchant"). This Agreement is effective on the date you accept the terms and conditions set forth herein (the "Effective Date"). As used in this Agreement, "we", "our", and "us" refers to Merchant and "you" and "yours" refers to the "Affiliate".
GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
BY APPLYING TO THE GOBIO! AFFILIATE PROGRAM AND RECEIVING AND USING LINKS TO THE GOBIO! WEB SITE, AFFILIATE IS CONFIRMING THAT IT HAS READ THIS AGREEMENT AND THAT AFFILIATE AGREES TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CONTAINED IN THIS AGREEMENT. IF AFFILIATE DOES NOT AGREE WITH ANY OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH HEREIN, DO NOT JOIN THIS PROGRAM.
1. True and Complete Information.
Affiliate represents and warrants that all information provided by Affiliate in connection with becoming an affiliate of Merchant is true and complete. If Merchant determines that any information provided by Affiliate is not true and complete, Merchant may immediately terminate Affiliate's participation under this Agreement.
2. Suitability of Affiliate Web Site(s).
Affiliate represents and warrants that neither its web site(s) (“Affiliate Web Site”) nor any content or technology thereon (a) infringes on any third party's intellectual property, publicity, or privacy rights; (b) violates any law or regulation; (c) is threatening, defamatory, obscene, harmful to minors, or contains nudity or pornography; (d) contains any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancel bots, or other computer programming routines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept, or expropriate any system, data, or personal information; (e) is materially false, inaccurate, or misleading; (f) promotes violence; (g) promotes discrimination based upon race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; (h) promotes the use of bulk email or spam; (i) promotes the use of pyramid schemes; or (j) promotes illegal gambling, sports betting or touting.
3. Right to Use Merchant Content.
For purposes of this Agreement "Merchant Content" means any and all trademarks, service marks, trade names, logos and other content which Merchant makes available to Affiliate in connection with this Program. Such Merchant Content may be, directly or indirectly, owned by Merchant or licensed to Merchant. Subject to the terms and conditions herein, Merchant hereby grants to Affiliate, during the term hereof, a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable, non-sub licensable right to use and display the Merchant Content that Merchant may make available to Affiliate from time to time in connection with this Program.
Except and only to the extent specifically set forth in this Agreement, Affiliate shall not acquire any right under this Agreement to use the URL Mark or the names GoBIO! or anke.ca: (a) in any advertising, publicity, or promotion including pay per click bidding or sponsored links for the “Merchant” trademark; (b) to express or to imply any endorsement of Affiliate’s products or services; or (c) in any other way.
4. Content Usage Restrictions.
Affiliate represents and warrants that it shall not, except as specifically provided for in this Agreement (i) copy or display any Merchant Content; (ii) modify, adapt, translate or create derivative works based on the Merchant Content; (iii) remove, erase, or tamper with any copyright or other proprietary notices in any copy of any of the Merchant Content; (iv) sell, market, license, sublicense, distribute, disclose or otherwise grant to any person any right or interest in the Merchant Content; or (v) take any action which may cause deception, confusion or otherwise dilutes the quality of the Merchant Content or the goodwill associated therewith. Upon termination of this Agreement, for any reason, Affiliate shall immediately cease using, displaying or otherwise maintaining any interest in the Merchant Content.
5. Property Ownership Rights.
Affiliate agrees and acknowledges that Merchant retain all rights, title and interest in and to all property rights embodied in or associated with the Merchant Content. Affiliate represents and warrants that Affiliate will not take any action challenging or otherwise inconsistent with Merchant's ownership of the Merchant Content and any benefits accruing from the use of such Merchant Content will automatically vest in the Merchant.
6. Operation and Maintenance of the Merchant Web Site.
Affiliate acknowledges and agrees that Merchant will accept or reject, in its sole discretion, all new user accounts to the Merchants Web Site and all sales and payments made by new customers through the Merchant Web Site. Affiliate further acknowledges and agrees that (i) Affiliate does not have any authority to make or accept any offer or commitment on behalf of Merchant, (ii) Merchant cannot, and does not, guarantee the availability of any merchandise offered on the Merchant Web Site, and (iii) Merchant is solely responsible for all pricing, merchandising, order processing, order fulfillment, shipping, returns, transactions and all other aspects of the Merchant Web Site and the sale of merchandise there under. All personal information obtained through users' use of the Merchant Web Site shall be the exclusive property of Merchant.
7. CPA (Cost Per Acquisition) Payments.
Merchant agrees to pay a CPA Commission for Sales to Affiliate for every new user, after that user completed and paid his first purchase of merchandise from the web store of the Merchant’s website, pursuant to the schedule below. For purposes of this Agreement ‘User Purchase’ means the first completed, paid and valid purchases net amount that resulted directly from a link from the Affiliate Web Site to the Merchant Web Site and where the user completed all steps necessary for a valid sale during the cookie duration period outlined in Paragraph 11 of this document. Merchant agrees to pay a 5% CPA commission for the purchases net amount of every new customer who completes their first paid online purchase.
Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Merchant will pay Affiliate the above described Lead Commission on a monthly basis. If there are any delays in payment for any reason Affiliate will be notified by Merchant. Upon termination of this Agreement, Merchant will send to Affiliate, a payment for the total amount of Commission then owed to Affiliate as of the termination date. The final Commission payment may be withheld by Merchant for a reasonable period of time to ensure that the correct amount is to be paid after making any adjustments that may be required, including, but not limited to, adjustments for invalid User Purchases.
8. Email Advertising.
Affiliate agrees and warrants that it will not send, transmit and/or distribute any Merchant Offer (as defined in the Agreement) via e-mail unless such e-mail is not deemed “SPAM e-mail” (as defined below). An e-mail shall be deemed to be “SPAM e-mail” if such e-mail satisfies any one or more of the following criteria: (i) The e-mail fails to identify the Publisher as the sender of the e-mail; (ii) The e-mail contains a falsified sender domain name or non-responsive IP address; (iii) The e-mail contains or includes a false or misleading subject line that attempts to disguise or conceal the content of the e-mail; (iv) The e-mail fails to notify the recipient that he or she may unsubscribe or “opt out” from further e-mail solicitations from the Distribution Partner/Publisher; and (v) The e-mail fails to contain or include a valid return e-mail address or other internet based mechanism whereby recipients can unsubscribe or “opt out” from receiving further e-mail solicitations from the Publisher. Such return e-mail address or other internet based mechanism shall remain valid for no less than thirty (30) days from the date of transmission of the e-mail and the affiliate shall implement all requests to unsubscribe or “opt out” within ten (10) days of receipt of such request; (vi) The e-mail fails to contain or include a valid physical postal address for the affiliate (which shall not include a P.O. Box address); (vii) The e-mail is sent to an individual who was not provided with an accurate, clear and conspicuous description of the marketing purposes for which his or her e-mail address may be used at the time such e-mail address was provided by the individual; (viii) The e-mail fails to provide clear and conspicuous notice that the message is an advertisement or solicitation; (ix) The e-mail is sent for the purpose (but not necessarily the sole purpose) of harvesting the e-mail addresses in order to send future unsolicited e-mails; or (x) The e-mail contains nudity, profanity, sexually oriented materials, hate speech, or other obscene content. 9.1 CAN-SPAM ACT affiliate further agrees and warrants that it will comply with all local, state and federal laws (including, but not limited to, the “CAN-SPAM” Act, effective January 1, 2004) regarding the sending of e-mails. 9.2 Opt-in Information Merchant will notify the affiliate of any complaint regarding their e-mail practices or any alleged violation of the above warranties. Within forty-eight (48) hours of notification, the affiliate must respond to Merchant and provide source information as to any questionable e-mails including, but not limited to, the time, date, IP address and content of the questionable e-mails along with the applicable “opt-in” information (e.g. time, date and IP address of opt-in source) of the recipient. If the affiliate fails to provide source information satisfactory to Merchant to demonstrate that the affiliate did not send SPAM e-mail or otherwise breach the above warranties, then Merchant has the right to immediately suspend payment to and further performance of any services by the affiliate.
9. Interference with links.
Consumers who click through to Merchant’s site through a Qualifying Link shall experience Merchant’s site exactly as presented by Merchant. Without limiting the foregoing, Affiliate shall not "frame" users’ access of Merchant’s site in any manner, including without limitation, with advertisements, branding or other material. Additionally, Affiliate shall not transmit any so-called "interstitials," "ParasiteWare," "Parasitic Marketing," "Shopping Assistance Application," "Toolbar Installations/Add ons," "Shopping Wallets" or "deceptive pop ups/unders" to Consumers from the time the Consumer clicks on a Qualifying Link until such time as the Consumer has fully exited Merchant’s site (i.e., no page from Merchant’s site or any Merchant content or branding is visible on the Consumer’s screen).
As used herein a. "ParasiteWare" and "Parasitic Marketing" shall mean an application that (a) through accidental or direct intent causes the overwriting of affiliate and non affiliate commission tracking cookies through any other means than a customer initiated click on a Qualifying Link on a web page or email; (b) intercepts searches to redirect traffic through an installed software, thereby causing, pop ups, commission tracking cookies to be put in place or other commission tracking cookies to be overwritten where a user would under normal circumstances have arrived at the same destination through the results given by the search (search engines being, but not limited to, Google, MSN, Yahoo, Overture, AltaVista, Hotbot and similar search or directory engines); (c) set commission tracking cookies through loading of Merchant site in IFrames, hidden links and automatic pop ups that open the Merchant site; (d) targets text on web sites, other than those web sites 100% owned by the application owner, for the purpose of contextual marketing; (e) removes, replaces or blocks the visibility of Affiliate banners with any other banners, other than those that are on web sites 100% owned by the owner of the application.
10. User Purchase Tracking.
We will track completed User Purchases made by consumers who came to our Merchant Web Site from the Merchant Content displayed on the Affiliate Web Site. We will continue to track these User Purchases, and to pay you a commission for such sales as long as our cookies remain in the visitor’s computer. Tracking cookies are set for duration of 10 days. You and we each agree to rely on, and not to challenge or dispute, the User Purchase tracking and other information that we compile in connection with the Program, which will bind both you and us for all purposes under this Agreement. You hereby agree that when and if the cookies used to track User Purchases to users who came to our Merchant Web Site through the Merchant Content displayed on your Affiliate Web Site are deleted, erased, corrupted or become unworkable for whatever reason, we will no longer be able to track purchases of that user and shall not be liable for payment of any additional commissions to you for any User Purchases made by such users.
11. Independent Contractors and Relationships.
All Affiliates are independent contractors, they are not employees of Merchant. Affiliates are responsible for their own federal, provincial, state, local or other taxes. Nothing in this Agreement will create any partnership, joint venture, agency, franchise, sales representative, or employment relationship between the parties.
12. Merchant guarantees no specific income from this Program.
We may change our policies, operating procedures or commission levels at any time. No unsolicited bulk email or other spamming techniques shall be used to market our products. We reserve the right to reject new user accounts, orders and sales that do not comply with any requirements that we periodically may establish. For a User Purchase to generate a commission, the consumer must follow a special link from a web page located on your Affiliate Web Site to our website, create a customer account, complete a purchase through our online store front, including providing valid payment. If a User Purchase is invalid for whatever reason, we will deduct the corresponding commission from your next monthly payment.
13. Responsibility for Affiliate URLs and Affiliate Participation.
The Affiliate will be solely responsible for the development, operation, and maintenance of all URLs that are linked to the Merchant Web Site and for all materials that appear on such URLs. The Affiliate acknowledges and agrees that it shall be responsible for complying with the terms hereof.
14. Affiliate Indemnification.
The Affiliate, at its own expense, will indemnify, defend and hold harmless, Merchant, its respective parents, subsidiaries and affiliates, and each of their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, affiliates, successors and assigns against any claim, suit, action, judgment, liability, loss, cost, expenses and other damages, including reasonable attorney's fees, based upon or in connection with (i) any breach or alleged breach of Affiliate's representations and warranties hereunder, (ii) the failure to comply with or perform any obligation or agreement of Affiliate hereunder, (iii) the Affiliate's Web Site(s) and/or any content, technology or other materials displayed or contained thereon, including but not limited to with respect to claims of infringement, (iv) Affiliate's failure or alleged failure to comply with any applicable law, and/or (v) any actual or alleged wrongful act of Affiliate.
15. Term of the Agreement.
This Agreement shall begin on the Effective Date and shall terminate on the date on which Merchant no longer maintains the Program contemplated hereunder. Either party may terminate this Agreement at any time and for any reason by providing notice to the other party. Merchant may terminate this Agreement immediately, without notice, if Merchant determines, in its sole discretion, that the Affiliate has breached this Agreement or that Affiliate's web site(s) are unsuitable to participate as an Affiliate of Merchant.
16. Modification of Agreement.
Merchant reserves the right to modify this Agreement, at any time in its sole discretion, by posting a change of notice or a new agreement on the Merchant Web Site and sending an email notification to Affiliate.
IF ANY MODIFICATION IS UNACCEPTABLE TO
AFFILIATE, AFFILIATE'S SOLE RECOURSE IS TO TERMINATE THIS AGREEMENT.
AFFILIATE'S CONTINUED PARTICIPATION AS AN AFFILIATE OF MERCHANT FOLLOWING THE MODIFICATION OF THIS AGREEMENT SHALL CONSTITUTE ACCEPTANCE OF SUCH MODIFICATION BY AFFILIATE.
17. WARRANTY DISCLAIMER.
MERCHANT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS, GUARANTEES, OR CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THE PRODUCTS, STORE FRONT AND USER CHECK OUT PROCEDURES OFFERED ON THE MERCHANT WEB SITE OR THE OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF THE MERCHANT WEB SITE, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ARISING BY LAW OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY ARISING FROM COURSE OF PERFORMANCE, COURSE OF DEALING, OR USAGE OF TRADE. IN PARTICULAR, MERCHANT MAKES NO REPRESENTATION THAT THE OPERATION OF THE MERCHANT WEB SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE.
18. LIMITATION OF DAMAGES.
MERCHANT WILL HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY LOSS OF REVENUE OR PROFITS ARISING UNDER OR WITH RESPECT TO THIS AGREEMENT OR THE AFFILIATE PROGRAM, EVEN IF MERCHANT WAS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. FURTHER, MERCHANT'S AGGREGATE LIABILITY ARISING UNDER OR WITH RESPECT TO THIS AGREEMENT OR THE AFFILIATE PROGRAM WILL IN NO EVENT EXCEED THE TOTAL REVENUE SHARE PAID OR PAYABLE BY MERCHANT TO AFFILIATE UNDER THIS AGREEMENT DURING THE PROCEEDING 12 MONTH PERIOD PRIOR TO THE DATE SUCH LIABILITY AROSE.
The titles and headings of the various sections and paragraphs in this Agreement are intended solely for convenience of reference and are not intended for any other purpose whatsoever, or to explain, modify, or place any construction upon or on any of the provisions of this Agreement.
The Affiliate may not assign any of its rights or delegate any of its obligations under this Agreement, by operation of law or otherwise, without Merchant's prior written consent. Subject to that restriction, this Agreement will be binding on, inure to the benefit of, and enforceable against the parties and their respective successors and assigns.
Merchant's failure to enforce strict performance of any provision of this Agreement will not constitute a waiver of its right to subsequently enforce such provision or any other provision of this Agreement.
22. Governing Law and Language.
This Agreement shall be governed by and interpreted and enforced in accordance with the laws of Ontario, Canada.