affiliate terms of service

By signing up to be an Affiliate in the ZUBBit Affiliate Program (“Program”) you are agreeing to be bound by the following terms and conditions (“Terms of Service”).

The Covert Formula Ltd (“Company”) reserves the right to update and change the Terms of Service from time to time without notice. During this Beta period of the Affiliate Program, commission amount may change at any time. Any new features that augment or enhance the current Program, including the release of new tools and resources, shall be subject to the Terms of Service. Continued use of the Program after any such changes shall constitute your consent to such changes.

Violation of any of the terms below will result in the termination of your Account and for forfeiture of any outstanding affiliate commission payments earned during the violation. You agree to use the Affiliate Program at your own risk.

1. Account Terms

You must be 18 years or older to be part of this Program.
You must be identified as an individual person or a valid incorporated company, recognized as such by the UK authorities or authorities in your country to be an Affiliate.
You must be a human. Accounts registered by “bots” or other automated methods are not permitted.
You must provide your legal full name, a valid email address, and any other information requested in order to complete the signup or redemption process. Anyone submitting false or incomplete names will be removed from the affiliate program.
Your Account login may only be used by one person or company – a single login shared by multiple people or companies is not permitted.
You are responsible for maintaining the security of your account and password. The Company cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage from your failure to comply with this security obligation.
You are responsible for all Content posted and activity that occurs under your account (even when Content is posted by others who have accounts under your account).
One person or legal entity may not maintain more than one account.
You may not use the Affiliate Program for any illegal or unauthorized purpose. You must not, in the use of the Service, violate any laws in your local or country jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright laws).
You may not use the Affiliate Program to earn money on your own purchase of a ZUBBit Membership.

2. Links/graphics on your site, in your emails, or other communications

Once you have signed up for the Affiliate Program, you will be assigned a unique Affiliate Code. You are permitted to place links, banners, or other graphics we provide with your Affiliate Code on your site, in your emails, or in other communications. We will provide you with guidelines, link styles, and graphical artwork to use in linking to ZUBBit ("Product Site"). We may change the design of the artwork at any time without notice, but we won't change the dimensions of the images without proper notice.

To permit accurate tracking, reporting, and referral fee accrual, we will provide you with special link formats to be used in all links between your site and the Product Site. You must ensure that each of the links between your site and the Product Site properly utilizes such special link formats. Links to the Product Site placed on your site pursuant to this Agreement and which properly utilize such special link formats are referred to as "Special Links." You will earn referral fees only with respect to purchases of ZUBBit Memberships occurring directly through Special Links; we will not be liable to you with respect to any failure by you or someone you refer to use Special Links or incorrectly type your Affiliate Code, including to the extent that such failure may result in any reduction of amounts that would otherwise be paid to you pursuant to this Agreement.

Affiliate links must point to the home page of ZUBBit. Deep links, or links to other pages inside the product site will not earn affiliate commissions.

In addition to the foregoing, we will immediately terminate your participation in the Program if we believe you have engaged in any of the following:

Unsolicited mass e-mail solicitations, IRC postings or any other form of spamming, including but not limited to, newsgroups or Customers or otherwise violate the anti-spamming policies of the Company; Provide inaccurate or incomplete information to the Company concerning your identity, address or other required information; Attempt to cheat, defraud or mislead us in any way;
Misrepresent to the public the terms and conditions of our sites or your sites; Engage in popup advertisement network activities; IFrames may not be used unless given express permission by the Company; sales made through hidden IFrames or Cookie Stuffing methods will be considered invalid.

You are free to bid on PPC (Pay-Per-Click) networks for keywords related to lead generation with the intent to direct traffic to ZUBBit. We do NOT allow any brand name / Trademark bidding (ZUBBit) or Trademark + bidding (i.e ZUBBit Coupons).

3. Referral fees/commissions and payment

For a Membership to be eligible to earn a referral fee, the Customer (hereinafter named the Customer) must click-through a Special Link from your site, email, or other communications to the ZUBBit Site. He must purchase a Membership within a period of maximum of one year after his first session. The session will activate a cookie linking the Customer’s visit and the Affiliate partner for a 60 days period. If the Customer leaves the site, comes back later on its own within the period during which the cookie is active, and then purchases, you will earn a commission. If the Customer clicks on 2 or more different Affiliate Program links, the last Affiliate program link will be stored in the cookie.

The current commissions are as follows:

1 to 9 sales 30% commission paid on all ZUBBit Membership Subscriptions for that month.

10 to 49 sales 40% commission paid on all ZUBBit Memberships Subscriptions for that month.

50+ sales 50% commission paid on all ZUBBit Membership Subscription for that month.

Commissions are paid for 12 months only for each ZUBBit Membership signup. The commissions are calculated on excluding sales tax generated revenues. Eventual promotions or discounts are not subject to commissions. The commission structure is subject to change at our discretion. We will notify all Affiliates 45 days prior to a commission structure change. Commissions earned under the previous structure will be paid under the previous structure. Commissions under the new structure will be paid under the new structure. In the event of the Company discontinuation of the Affiliate Program, current commissions will be paid for a period of 180 days and then will no longer be paid.

We will only pay commissions on links that are automatically tracked and reported by our systems. We will not pay commissions if someone says they signed up or someone says they entered a referral code if it was not tracked by our system. We can only pay commissions on business generated through properly formatted special links that were automatically tracked by our systems.

We reserve the right to disqualify commissions earned through fraudulent, illegal, or overly aggressive, questionable sales or marketing methods.

Payments only begin once you've earned more than $50 in affiliate income. If your affiliate account never crosses the $50 threshold, your commissions will not be realized or paid. We are only responsible for paying accounts that have crossed the $50 threshold. Earnings are considered inclusive of all eventual taxes, Sales tax and transaction costs that would come in deduction of the final payment. In some particular cases, specific to UK’s Sales VAT tax regime, additional Sales VAT tax can be applicable and paid for.

4. Payments by PayPal

Commissions are paid by PayPal and only by PayPal. We cannot send checks, credit cards, or send cash. You are required to have a PayPal account to receive commissions. If you don't have a PayPal account you can sign up for one at any time, but you will not be paid until you have one.

5. Identifying yourself as a ZUBBit Affiliate

You may not issue any press release with respect to this Agreement or your participation in the Program without our written consent; such action may result in your termination from the Program. In addition, you may not in any manner misrepresent or embellish the relationship between us (ZUBBit, The Covert Formula Ltd, Ron Perkins or Phil Spilsbury) and you, say you develop our products, say you are part of the Company or express or imply any relationship or affiliation between us and you or any other person or entity except as expressly permitted by this Agreement (including by expressing or implying that we support, sponsor, endorse, or contribute money to any charity or other cause).

You may not purchase products through your affiliate links for your own use. Such purchases may result (in our sole discretion) in the withholding of referral fees and/or the termination of this Agreement.

6. Payment schedule

As long as your current affiliate earnings are over $50, you'll be paid within a maximum of 45 days of a Claim. Normally affiliate commissions will be paid out once per calendar month sometime after the 1st of each month.

7. Customer definition

Customers who buy products through this Program will be deemed to be our Customers. Accordingly, all of our rules, policies, and operating procedures concerning Customer orders, Customer service, and product sales will apply to those Customers. We may change our policies and operating procedures at any time. For example, we will determine the prices to be charged for products sold under this Program in accordance with our own pricing policies. Product prices and availability may vary from time to time. Because price changes may affect Products that you have listed on your site, you should not display product prices on your site. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to present accurate information, but we cannot guarantee the availability or price of any particular product.

8. Your responsibilities

You will be solely responsible for the development, operation, and maintenance of your site and for all materials that appear on your site. For example, you will be solely responsible for:

The technical operation of your site and all related equipment. Ensuring the display of Special Links on your site does not violate any agreement between you and any third party (including without limitation any restrictions or requirements placed on you by a third party that hosts your site). The accuracy, truth, and appropriateness of materials posted on your site (including, among other things, all Product-related materials and any information you include within or associate with Special Links). Ensuring that materials posted on your site do not violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party (including, for example, copyrights, trademarks, privacy, or other personal or proprietary rights). Ensuring that materials posted on your site are not libelous or otherwise illegal. Ensuring that your site accurately and adequately discloses, either through a privacy policy or otherwise, how you collect, use, store, and disclose data collected from visitors, including, where applicable, that third parties (including advertisers) may serve content and/or advertisements and collect information directly from visitors and may place or recognize cookies on visitors' browsers.

Any use of media, design, logos or photos from ZUBBit, The Covert Formula Ltd, Ron Perkins or Phil Spilsbury is prohibited unless part of our official marketing material made available to affiliates.

Any statements, comments or use of any likeness needs to be accurate and true, and any person(s) who creates video or public statements that are misleading or untrue could also result in the termination of your affiliate account.

9. Compliance with Laws

As a condition to your participation in the Program, you agree that while you are a Program participant you will comply with all laws, ordinances, rules, regulations, orders, licenses, permits, judgments, decisions or other requirements of any governmental authority that has jurisdiction over you, whether those laws, etc. are now in effect or later come into effect during the time you are a Program participant. Without limiting the foregoing obligation, you agree that as a condition of your participation in the Program you will comply with all applicable laws (federal, country or otherwise) that govern marketing email, including without limitation, the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 and all other anti-spam laws.

10. Term of the Agreement and Program

The term of this Agreement will begin upon our acceptance of your Program application and will end when terminated by either party. Either you or we may terminate this Agreement at any time, with or without cause, by giving the other party written notice of termination. Upon the termination of this Agreement for any reason, you will immediately cease use of, and remove from your site, all links to any Product Site, and all of our 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. The Company reserves the right to end the Program at any time. Upon program termination, the Company will pay any outstanding earnings accrued above $50.

11. Termination

The Company, in its sole discretion, has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Program, or any other Company service, for any reason at any time. Such termination of the Service will result in the deactivation or deletion of your Account or your access to your Account, and the forfeiture and relinquishment of all potential or to-be-paid commissions in your Account if they were earned through fraudulent, illegal, or overly aggressive, questionable sales or marketing methods. The Company reserves the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time.

12. Relationship of Parties

You and we 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. You will not make any statement, whether on your site or otherwise, that reasonably would contradict anything in this Section.

13. Limitations 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 Program, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages. Further, our aggregate liability arising with respect to this Agreement and the Program will not exceed the total referral fees paid or payable to you under this Agreement.

14. Disclaimers

We make no express or implied warranties or representations with respect to the Program or any products sold through the Program (including, without limitation, warranties of fitness, merchantability, non-infringement, or any implied warranties arising out of a course of performance, dealing, or trade usage). In addition, we make no representation that the operation of the Product Site will be uninterrupted or error-free, and we will not be liable for the consequences of any interruptions or errors.

15. 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 web sites that are similar to or compete with your web 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.

16. Arbitration

Any dispute relating in any way to this Agreement (including any actual or alleged breach hereof), any transactions or activities under this Agreement or your relationship with us or any of our affiliates shall be submitted to confidential arbitration in Nantes, France. Arbitration under this agreement shall be conducted under the rules then prevailing under the Commercial jurisdiction of Nantes, France. The arbitrator's award shall be binding and may be entered as a judgement in any court of competent jurisdiction. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, no arbitration under this Agreement shall be joined to an arbitration involving any other party subject to this Agreement, whether through class arbitration proceedings or otherwise.

17. Miscellaneous

This Agreement will be governed by the laws of England and Wales, without reference to rules governing choice of laws. 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 be 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 provision or any other provision of this Agreement.

The failure of the Company to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. The Terms of Service constitutes the entire agreement between you and the Company and govern your use of the Service, superseding any prior agreements between you and the Company (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of the Terms of Service)


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