COLLABORATION (AKA AFFILIATE) AGREEMENT
THANK YOU FOR BEING INTERESTED IN OUR AFFILIATE PROGROM. PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE AGREEMENT.
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THIS IS A LEGAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND GOA SKINCARE, INC. (DBA GOA SKINCARE)
BY SUBMITTING THE ONLINE APPLICATION YOU ARE AGREEING THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT AND THAT YOU AGREE TO BE LEGALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR EACH AND EVERY TERM AND CONDITION.
This Agreement contains the complete terms and conditions that apply to you becoming an affiliate in GOA SKINCARE's Affiliate Program. The purpose of this Agreement is to allow HTML linking between your web site and the GOA SKINCARE web site. Please note that throughout this Agreement, "we," "us," and "our" refer to GOA SKINCARE, and "you," "your," and "yours" refer to the affiliate.
- Affiliate Obligations
2.1. To begin the enrollment process, you will complete and submit the online application at the GOASKINCARE.COM server. The fact that we auto-approve applications does not imply that we may not re-evaluate your application at a later time. We may reject your application at our sole discretion. We may cancel your application if we determine that your site is unsuitable for our Program, including if it:
2.1.1. Promotes sexually explicit materials
2.1.2. Promotes violence
2.1.3. Promotes discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age
2.1.4. Promotes illegal activities
2.1.5. Incorporates any materials which infringe or assist others to infringe on any copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights or to violate the law
2.1.6. Includes "GOA SKINCARE" or variations or misspellings thereof in its domain name
2.1.7. Is otherwise in any way unlawful, harmful, threatening, defamatory, obscene, harassing, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable to us in our sole discretion.
2.1.8. Contains software downloads that potentially enable diversions of commission from other affiliates in our program.
2.1.9. You may not create or design your website or any other website that you operate, explicitly or implied in a manner which resembles our website nor design your website in a manner which leads customers to believe you are GOA SKINCARE or any other affiliated business.
2.2. As a member of GOA SKINCARE's Affiliate Program, you will have access to Affiliate Account Manager. Here you will be able to review our Program’s details and previously-published affiliate newsletters, download HTML code (that provides for links to web pages within the GOA SKINCARE web site) and banner creatives, browse and get tracking codes for our coupons and deals. In order for us to accurately keep track of all guest visits from your site to ours, you must use the HTML code that we provide for each banner, text link, or other affiliate link we provide you with.
2.3. GOA SKINCARE reserves the right, at any time, to review your placement and approve the use of Your Links and require that you change the placement or use to comply with the guidelines provided to you.
2.4. The maintenance and the updating of your site will be your responsibility. We may monitor your site as we feel necessary to make sure that it is up-to-date and to notify you of any changes that we feel should enhance your performance.
2.5. It is entirely your responsibility to follow all applicable intellectual property and other laws that pertain to your site. You must have express permission to use any person's copyrighted material, whether it be a writing, an image, or any other copyrightable work. We will not be responsible (and you will be solely responsible) if you use another person's copyrighted material or other intellectual property in violation of the law or any third party rights.
- GOA SKINCARE Rights and Obligations
3.1. We have the right to monitor your site at any time to determine if you are following the terms and conditions of this Agreement. We may notify you of any changes to your site that we feel should be made, or to make sure that your links to our web site are appropriate and to notify further you of any changes that we feel should be made. If you do not make the changes to your site that we feel are necessary, we reserve the right to terminate your participation in the GOA SKINCARE Affiliate Program.
3.2. GOA SKINCARE reserves the right to terminate this Agreement and your participation in the GOA SKINCARE Affiliate Program immediately and without notice to you should you commit fraud in your use of the GOA SKINCARE Affiliate Program or should you abuse this program in any way. If such fraud or abuse is detected, GOA SKINCARE shall not be liable to you for any commissions for such fraudulent sales.
3.3. This Agreement will begin upon our acceptance of your Affiliate application, and will continue unless terminated hereunder.
Either you or we may end this Agreement AT ANY TIME, with or without cause, by giving the other party written notice. Written notice can be in the form of mail, email or fax. In addition, this Agreement will terminate immediately upon any breach of this Agreement by you.
We may modify any of the terms and conditions in this Agreement at any time at our sole discretion. In such event, you will be notified by email. Modifications may include, but are not limited to, changes in the payment procedures and GOA SKINCARE's Affiliate Program rules. If any modification is unacceptable to you, your only option is to end this Agreement. Your continued participation in GOA SKINCARE's Affiliate Program following the posting of the change notice or new Agreement on our site will indicate your agreement to the changes.
GOA SKINCARE uses a third party to handle all of the tracking and payment. The third party is the Refersion.com affiliate network. Kindly review the network’s payment terms and conditions.
- Access to Affiliate Account Interface
You will create a password so that you may enter GOAskincare’s secure affiliate account interface. From their site you will be able to receive your reports that will describe our calculation of the commissions due to you.
- Promotion Restrictions
8.1. You are free to promote your own web sites, but naturally any promotion that mentions GOA SKINCARE could be perceived by the public or the press as a joint effort. You should know that certain forms of advertising are always prohibited by GOA SKINCARE. For example, advertising commonly referred to as "spamming" is unacceptable to us and could cause damage to our name. Other generally prohibited forms of advertising include the use of unsolicited commercial email (UCE), postings to non-commercial newsgroups and cross-posting to multiple newsgroups at once. In addition, you may not advertise in any way that effectively conceals or misrepresents your identity, your domain name, or your return email address. You may use mailings to customers to promote GOA SKINCARE so long as the recipient is already a customer or subscriber of your services or web site, and recipients have the option to remove themselves from future mailings. Also, you may post to newsgroups to promote GOA SKINCARE so long as the news group specifically welcomes commercial messages. At all times, you must clearly represent yourself and your web sites as independent from GOA SKINCARE. If it comes to our attention that you are spamming, we will consider that cause for immediate termination of this Agreement and your participation in the GOA SKINCARE Affiliate Program. Any pending balances owed to you will not be paid if your account is terminated due to such unacceptable advertising or solicitation.
8.2. Affiliates that among other keywords or exclusively bid in their Pay-Per-Click campaigns on keywords such as GOA SKINCARE, GOA SKINCARE, www.GOA SKINCARE, www.GOA SKINCARE, and/or any misspellings or similar alterations of these – be it separately or in combination with other keywords – and do not direct the traffic from such campaigns to their own website prior to re-directing it to ours, will be considered trademark violators, and will be banned from GOA SKINCARE’s Affiliate Program. We will do everything possible to contact the affiliate prior to the ban. However, we reserve the right to expel any trademark violator from our affiliate program without prior notice, and on the first occurrence of such PPC bidding behavior.
8.3. Affiliates are not prohibited from keying in prospect’s information into the lead form as long as the prospects’ information is real and true, and these are valid leads (i.e. sincerely interested in GOA SKINCARE’s service).
8.4. Affiliate shall not transmit any so-called “interstitials,” “Parasiteware™,” “Parasitic Marketing,” “Shopping Assistance Application,” “Toolbar Installations and/or Add-ons,” “Shopping Wallets” or “deceptive pop-ups and/or pop-unders” to consumers from the time the consumer clicks on a qualifying link until such time as the consumer has fully exited GOA SKINCARE’s site (i.e., no page from our site or any GOA SKINCARE’s content or branding is visible on the end-user’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 GOA SKINCARE site in IFrames, hidden links and automatic pop ups that open GOA SKINCARE’s 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.
- Grant of Licenses
9.1. We grant to you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable right to (i) access our site through HTML links solely in accordance with the terms of this Agreement and (ii) solely in connection with such links, to use our logos, trade names, trademarks, and similar identifying material (collectively, the "Licensed Materials") that we provide to you or authorize for such purpose. You are only entitled to use the Licensed Materials to the extent that you are a member in good standing of GOA SKINCARE's Affiliate Program. You agree that all uses of the Licensed Materials will be on behalf of GOA SKINCARE and the good will associated therewith will inure to the sole benefit of GOA SKINCARE.
9.2. Each party agrees not to use the other's proprietary materials in any manner that is disparaging, misleading, obscene or that otherwise portrays the party in a negative light. Each party reserves all of its respective rights in the proprietary materials covered by this license. Other than the license granted in this Agreement, each party retains all right, title, and interest to its respective rights and no right, title, or interest is transferred to the other.
GOA SKINCARE MAKES NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES REGARDING GOA SKINCARE SERVICE AND WEB SITE OR THE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES PROVIDED THEREIN, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF GOA SKINCARE ABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED AND EXCLUDED. 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.
- Representations and Warranties
You represent and warrant that:
11.1. 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;
11.2. You have the full right, power, and authority to enter into and be bound by the terms and conditions of this Agreement and to perform your obligations under this Agreement, without the approval or consent of any other party;
11.3. You have sufficient right, title, and interest in and to the rights granted to us in this Agreement.
- Limitations of Liability
WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU WITH RESPECT TO ANY SUBJECT MATTER OF THIS AGREEMENT UNDER ANY CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF REVENUE OR GOODWILL OR ANTICIPATED PROFITS OR LOST BUSINESS), EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. FURTHER, NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED IN THIS AGREEMENT, IN NO EVENT SHALL GOA SKINCARE'S CUMULATIVE LIABILITY TO YOU ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, TORT OR OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY, EXCEED THE TOTAL COMMISSION FEES PAID TO YOU UNDER THIS AGREEMENT.
You hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless GOA SKINCARE, and its subsidiaries and affiliates, and their directors, officers, employees, agents, shareholders, partners, members, and other owners, against any and all claims, actions, demands, liabilities, losses, damages, judgments, settlements, costs, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees) (any or all of the foregoing hereinafter referred to as "Losses") insofar as such Losses (or actions in respect thereof) arise out of or are based on (i) any claim that our use of the affiliate trademarks infringes on any trademark, trade name, service mark, copyright, license, intellectual property, or other proprietary right of any third party, (ii) any misrepresentation of a representation or warranty or breach of a covenant and agreement made by you herein, or (iii) any claim related to your site, including, without limitation, content therein not attributable to us.
All confidential information, including, but not limited to, any business, technical, financial, and customer information, disclosed by one party to the other during negotiation or the effective term of this Agreement which is marked "Confidential," will remain the sole property of the disclosing party, and each party will keep in confidence and not use or disclose such proprietary information of the other party without express written permission of the disclosing party.
15.1. You agree that you are an independent contractor, and nothing in this Agreement will create any partnership, joint venture, agency, franchise, sales representative, or employment relationship between you and GOA SKINCARE. 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 any other of Your Site or otherwise, that reasonably would contradict anything in this Section.
15.2. Neither party may assign its rights or obligations under this Agreement to any party, except to a party who obtains all or substantially all of the business or assets of a third party.
15.3. This Agreement shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of New York without regard to the conflicts of laws and principles thereof.
15.4. You may not amend or waive any provision of this Agreement unless in writing and signed by both parties.
15.5. This Agreement represents the entire agreement between us and you, and shall supersede all prior agreements and communications of the parties, oral or written.
15.6. The headings and titles contained in this Agreement are included for convenience only, and shall not limit or otherwise affect the terms of this Agreement.
15.7. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, that provision shall be eliminated or limited to the minimum extent necessary such that the intent of the parties is effectuated, and the remainder of this agreement shall have full force and effect.
16.1 Commissions are Only Paid for Customers that Subscribe to the Service Through your Affiliate Form
16.2 Program Administrator Determines Commission Eligibility, Without Regard to Your Affiliate Dashboard
YOU MAY ONLY EARN COMMISSIONS WITH RESPECT TO PROSPECTIVE CUSTOMERS THAT PURCHASE A SUBSCRIPTION PLAN OR A ONE-TIME ORDER THROUGH YOUR AFFILIATE FORM.
GOA SKINCARE relies entirely on Program Administrator’s determination of which, if any, unique identifier is associated with a subscription form, and is not obligated to independently investigate or confirm Program Administrator’s determination. Your Affiliate Dashboard may display information relating to Subscription Plans purchased by Referred Customers and may make certain Commission information available to you, such as how many of Prospective Customers visited the GOA SKINCARE Site, how many of those created an account, how many of those purchased a Subscription Plan, and anticipated Commissions. This information, if provided, is solely for your convenience.
GOA SKINCARE makes no representation or warranty that information provided in the Affiliate Profile is 100% accurate or that the number of Referred Customers associated with your Affiliate Account—as may be reflected in GOA SKINCARE’s internal records or on your Affiliate Dashboard—accurately reflects the number of Prospective Customers who have actually subscribed to the Service using your Affiliate Form.
16.3 Calculating Commissions
Subject to your compliance with these Terms, during the Commission Term, you are entitled to a Commission on the first recurring subscription fee (“Subscription Fee”) or any order that is charged by, and actually paid, in full, to, GOA SKINCARE under each Referred Customer’s Subscription Plan or Product Purchase; provided, each Commission is to be calculated net of any (a) sales, use, value-added, excise and other taxes, (b) bad debts, (c) credits due, (d) credit card fraud, and (e) third party payment processing fees. Subscription Fees comprise the recurring fee set forth on the pricing webpage that is charged for a Subscription Plan, and for the purposes of these Terms do not include any other fees, penalties, charges, expenses or other amounts, including without limitation those arising from a Referred Customer’s purchase of insurance or postage through or in connection with its subscription to the Service.
The Commission percentage specified on GOA SKINCARE’s Affiliate Commission Page at the time the applicable Referred Customer purchases a Subscription Plan shall apply for that Referred Customer, and Affiliate acknowledges that GOA SKINCARE may change the Commission percentage at any time, though GOA SKINCARE will endeavor to provide you with notice of any change. For the avoidance of doubt, you are not entitled to any Commission under a Referred Customer’s Subscription Plan while the Service is provided on a free-trial basis.
16.4 Commission Payment Terms
Commissions will be processed on a calendar month basis (“Accrual Period”). Subject to these Terms, within twenty (20) business days after the end of each Accrual Period during the Commission Term (defined in Section 14), GOA SKINCARE will pay you the Commissions accrued during such Accrual Period; provided, however, if the total amounts payable to you for any Accrual Period is less than one hundred dollars ($100) (“Payment Threshold”), payment of such amounts will be deferred until the next Accrual Period in which the total amounts payable to you is equal to or greater than the Payment Threshold. Additionally, if a successful chargeback occurs on any Subscription Fees after a Commission has been paid to you on such Subscription Fee, GOA SKINCARE may withhold an amount equal to the amount charged-back from a\ subsequent Commission.
All payments will be made in U.S. dollars in the manner determined by GOA SKINCARE. You are solely responsible for calculating taxes on your income (if any) arising out of the payment of any Commissions and for remitting such taxes to any applicable authority.
16.5 You Forfeit Your Right to Commissions if You Fail to Provide Necessary Information
Without limiting the obligations to update Affiliate Account Information, you must provide complete, true, current and accurate tax, payment and other information reasonably necessary for GOA SKINCARE to remit Commission payments to you (“Payment Information”). You are solely responsible for maintaining the accuracy and completeness of such Payment Information by promptly updating your Affiliate Account Information or otherwise informing GOA SKINCARE of any change therein. If you fail to provide Payment Information requested by GOA SKINCARE within a commercially reasonable time (which will in no event be deemed to exceed thirty (30) days), GOA SKINCARE may, in addition to any other available rights or remedies, withhold payment of any or all Commissions until you provide such Payment Information.
If (i) upon the expiration of the Commission Term, GOA SKINCARE is rightfully withholding any Commissions pursuant to this Section, (ii) any Commission payments are returned due to incorrect Payment Information, or (iii) you failure to provide Payment Information necessary for GOA SKINCARE to remit payment of any Commissions in compliance with applicable Laws, such Commissions are deemed forfeited and you hereby irrevocably waive any and all right, title, interest or claim you may have in or to such Commissions.
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