Affiliate Program - Operating Agreement
- Enrollment in the Program
- Promotion of the Affiliate Program
- Our Responsibilities
- Responsibilities of Affiliates
- Policies and Pricing
- Limited License
- Term of the Affiliate Operating Agreement
- Relationship of Parties
- Representations and Warranties
- Limitation of Liability
- Independent Investigation
- Anti-Spam Policy
- Governing Law
This Agreement, made and entered by and between QUICK-CLEAT ("QUICK CLEAT LLC" or "we") and you, the affiliate ("you" or "Affiliate"), contains the complete terms and conditions that apply to your participation in the QUICK-CLEAT Affiliate Program (the "Affiliate Program" or "Program").
1. Enrollment in the Program
You will submit a request to join our Affiliate Program. By submitting the application, you authorize that you have read and accept this Affiliate Operating Agreement. After we carefully review your application, we will notify you of your acceptance or rejection to the Program. We may reject your application (at our sole discretion) if we feel your site is unsuitable or inconsistent with the purpose of QUICK-CLEAT. If your site is accepted, QUICK CLEAT may terminate this Agreement anytime thereafter if your site is determined (at our sole discretion) to be unsuitable for the Program. Sites on any language or based in any country of the world are eligible for the program.
2. Promotion of the Affiliate Program
As an affiliate, we will make available to you a variety of graphic and textual links (each of these links referred to herein as "Links" or, individually, as a "Link") which, subject to the terms and conditions hereof, you may display on relevant areas of your site. These Links are available through our Affiliate Sign In Page. The links will serve to identify your site as a member of our Program and will establish a Link from your site to ours.
As an affiliate of QUICK CLEAT, you agree not to create web pages with affiliate links specifically designed to promote sales via search engines. Instead, your affiliate links should be part of the regular content of your website. This condition is not designed to prevent the creation of legitimate information or reviews about QUICK CLEAT. Instead, it is meant to help prevent search engine spam, especially the submission of low-quality, poor content "doorway pages." If you are concerned you might violate this condition, Contact Us or call 1-800-975-3809 and ask.
In addition, the program restricts you from running paid placement listings (such as via Overture or Google) where ads for the program are linked to the words directly associated with QUICK CLEAT or any of the sites in its network, specifically company names or URLs. Again, if you have questions about linking an ad to keywords, Contact Us and ask.
3. Our Responsibilities
We will be responsible for providing all information necessary to allow you to make appropriate Links from your site to our site, however, all Links must be approved in writing by us. We will be solely responsible for processing orders placed on our site by a customer following a Link from your site, tracking the volume and amount of sales generated by your site, and providing information to affiliate sites regarding sales statistics. We reserve the right to reject orders. We will be responsible for order entry, payment processing, shipping, cancellations, returns, and customer service related to our site.
4. Responsibilities of Affiliates
You are responsible for placing QUICK CLEAT Links on your site. You have sole responsibility for the development, operation, and maintenance of your site and for all the materials that appear on your site.
You must ensure that all materials posted on your site are not illegal and do not infringe on the rights of any person or entity of any kind. We disclaim all liability for all materials on your site. You indemnify, defend, and hold us harmless from all claims, damages, and expenses relating to the development, operation, and contents of your site. As an Affiliate, you will make sure that your site does not copy or resemble the look and feel of QUICK CLEAT web site and any of its properties or related sites or create the impression that your site is our site or a part of our site.
Sales of QUICK CLEAT products will qualify for a commission when the following conditions are met: products are sold by us, products are purchased by users linking to our web site (www.quick-cleat.com) from your site through a Link, products are shipped by us and QUICK CLEAT has received full payment. Commission rate will be equal to a % of net sales for qualifying purchases, with such % as defined by your account.
The commissions paid under this Agreement are for use by you only and may not be transferred or in any manner passed on to any third party unless expressly authorized in writing by us. When the total commissions due to you exceed $50, we will send a commission check for the applicable amount. Commission checks will be sent approximately 15 days after the end of every month. If the balance of your account is less than $50, we will roll over the balance to the next month.
6. Policies and Pricing
Customers purchasing QUICK CLEAT products through the Program will be deemed our customers. All rules, policies, terms, and conditions and operating procedures concerning customer orders, customer service, and QUICK CLEAT product sales will apply to those customers. We may change our policies and operating procedures, including pricing, at any time. We solely will determine the prices to be charged for QUICK CLEAT products sold under the Program in accordance with our own pricing policies. You may not include price information on your site unless pricing information is made available on links we provide. Prices and availability of QUICK CLEAT products may vary from time to time. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to present accurate information, but we cannot guarantee the availability or price of any particular product.
You cannot create, publish, distribute, or permit any material that makes reference to us or uses our name or any of our trademarks without first submitting such material to us and receiving our written consent.
8. Limited License
We grant you a nonexclusive, nontransferable, revocable right to access our web site through the Links solely in accordance with the terms of this Agreement, for the sole purpose of linking your site to our site, solely for the purpose of identifying your site as a participant in the Program and assisting in increasing membership in QUICK CLEAT. You may not alter, modify, or change the Links in any way. You are only entitled to use the Links to the extent that you are a member in good standing of the QUICK CLEAT Affiliate Program. We may revoke your license anytime.
9. Term of the Affiliate Operating Agreement
The terms of this Agreement will begin upon acceptance of your application. This Agreement shall commence on the date of approval of your Affiliate Program application and shall continue thereafter in full force and effect until terminated at any time by either party by giving the other party notice of termination. Upon termination of this Agreement for any reason, you will immediately cease use of, and remove from your site, all Links to our site, and all QUICK CLEAT trademarks, trade dress, and logos, and all other materials provided by or on behalf of us to you pursuant hereto or in connection with the Program.
We may modify any of the terms and conditions of this Agreement at any time. You will be notified by email, and a change notice will be posted on our site. If the modifications are unacceptable to you, your only recourse is to terminate this Agreement. Your continued participation in this Affiliate Program after a change notice has been posted will constitute binding acceptance of the change.
11. Relationship of Parties
You and QUICK CLEAT are independent contractors and nothing in this Agreement will create any partnership, joint venture, agency, franchise, sales representative, or employment relationship between the parties. You will have no authority to make or accept any offers or representations on our behalf.
We make no express or implied warranties or representations with respect to the QUICK CLEAT website or the QUICK CLEAT Affiliate Program (including, without limitation, warranties of fitness, merchantability, non-infringement, or any implied warranties arising out of course of performance, dealing, or trade usage). In addition, we make no representation that the operation of our site will be uninterrupted or error-free, and we will not be liable for the consequences of any interruptions or errors.
13. Representations and Warranties
You hereby represent and warrant to us as follows:
This Agreement has been duly and validly executed and delivered by you and constitutes your legal, valid, and binding obligation, enforceable against you in accordance with its terms. The development, operation, and contents of your site do not infringe upon the copyright, trademark, or any other right of any person or entity.
Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement or with the consent of the other party hereto, each of the parties hereto agrees that all information, including, without limitation, the terms of this Agreement, business and financial information, customer and vendor lists, and pricing and sales information, concerning us or you, respectively, or any of our Affiliates provided by or on behalf of any of them shall remain strictly confidential and secret and shall not be utilized, directly or indirectly, by such party for its own business purposes or for any other purpose except and solely to the extent that any such information is generally known or available to the public through a source or sources other than such party hereto or its affiliates.
15. Limitation of Liability
WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR ANY LOSS OF REVENUE, PROFITS, OR DATA, ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT OR THE AFFILIATE NETWORK, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. FURTHER, OUR AGGREGATE LIABILITY ARISING WITH RESPECT TO THIS AGREEMENT AND THE AFFILIATE PROGRAM WILL NOT EXCEED THE TOTAL COMMISSIONS PAID OR PAYABLE TO YOU UNDER THIS AGREEMENT.
16. Independent Investigation
You acknowledge that you have read this Agreement and agree to all its terms and conditions. You understand that we may at any time (directly or indirectly) solicit customer referrals on terms that may differ from those contained in this Agreement or operate websites that are similar to or compete with your website. You have independently evaluated the desirability of participating in the QUICK CLEAT Affiliate Program and are not relying on any representation, guarantee, or statement other than as set forth in this Agreement.
17. Anti-Spam Policy
Affiliates will be removed from the QUICK CLEAT Affiliate Program and forfeit any pending commissions if they are caught spamming. Spamming is not allowed and will not be tolerated.
If you commit fraud or falsify information in connection with the purchase of products at QUICK CLEAT through the Links on your site, this Agreement will be terminated immediately. In addition, you will be liable to QUICK CLEAT for any and all damages that QUICK CLEAT suffers as a result of such actions. You will also be responsible for returning to QUICK CLEAT all commissions received for such purchases.
19. Governing Law
This Agreement will be governed by the laws of the United States and the State of Minnesota, without reference to rules governing choice of laws. Any action relating to this Agreement must be brought in the federal or state courts, and you irrevocably consent to the jurisdiction of such courts. You may not assign this Agreement, by operation of law or otherwise, without our 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. Our failure to enforce your strict performance of any provision of this Agreement will not constitute a waiver of our right to subsequently enforce such a provision or any other provision of this Agreement.