Affiliate Terms and conditions
IT IS AGREED as follows:
- Definitions and Interpretation
1.1 In this Agreement the following terms shall have the following meanings:
|“The Affiliate”||means you as described by the details entered during signup;|
|“Affiliate Website”||means your website as entered during signup;|
|“Business Day”||means any day other than Saturday or Sunday that is not a bank or public holiday;|
|“Commencement Date”||means the date of the Affiliate’s acceptance of these Terms & Conditions;|
|“Commission Rate”||means the percentage of commission paid on net sales revenue set out in Sub-clause 10.2.1;|
|“The Company”||means The CBD Bureau Limited a company registered in England under number 05104525 whose registered office is at 21-22 Wenlock Road, London, N1 7GU;|
|“The Company Website”||means www.cbdbureau.com;|
|“Confidential Information”||means all business, technical, financial or other information created or exchanged between the Parties in the course of fulfilling their obligations under this Agreement;|
|“Current Term”||means the Term that the Parties may be in at any given time;|
|“Direct Referral”||means a sale of a Service Package to a customer who has been lead to the Company Website through the Affiliate Website where that customer can be tracked directly from the latter to the former without any further intermediaries;|
|“Intellectual Property Rights”||means any rights subsisting in a copyright work, trade mark, patent or design and shall be construed in accordance with the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988, Trade Marks Act 1994 and Patents Act 1977;|
|“The Programme”||means the Company offering commission on the sale and provision of services to customers referred by affiliates in its Companies Made Simple Affiliate Programme;|
|“Registered Email Address”||means the email address of the Company as provided in the the email address of the Affiliate as provided in the Affiliate’s Registration Data;|
|“Registration Data”||means the information provided by the Affiliate when registering for enrolment in the Programme;|
|“Service Package”||means a particular set of services available from us through our website as defined in Clause 7; and|
|“Term”||means the term of this Agreement, as defined in Clause 17 of this Agreement, during which the Affiliate shall participate in the Programme under the terms and conditions set out in this Agreement.|
1.2 The headings used in this Agreement are for convenience only and shall have no effect upon the interpretation of this Agreement.
1.3 Words imparting the singular number shall include the plural and vice versa.
1.4 References to any gender shall include the other gender.
- Company / Affiliate Relationship
2.1 Nothing in this Agreement shall constitute, or be deemed to create, a partnership between the Parties; nor, except as expressly provided, shall it designate, or be deemed to designate, any Party the agent of any other Party for any purpose.
2.2 Subject to any express provisions to the contrary in this Agreement, the Affiliate shall have no right or authority to and shall not do any act, enter into any contract, make any representation, give any warranty, incur any liability, assume any obligation, whether express or implied, of any kind on behalf the Company or bind the Company in any way.
- Website Links
3.1 The relevant code will be made available to you either by email or by access to a secure download area.
3.2 The code must be copied exactly and not altered in any way. Failure to comply with this condition may result in the Affiliate receiving no credit for sales of Service Packages that are generated through the Affiliate Website.
3.3 Under no circumstances may any of the files provided by the Company be modified in any way without our prior written authorisation.
- Site Maintenance and Content
4.1 Each Party shall be exclusively responsible for maintaining and updating its own website. Subject to the provisions of this Clause 5 and Clause 14 below, neither Party shall have any obligations to the other Party in relation to the maintenance or content of their website.
4.2 Subject to Sub-clause 5.3 of this Agreement, neither Party may host any content that:
4.2.1 is in any way unlawful, harmful, threatening, obscene, harassing, discriminatory, defamatory or otherwise objectionable;
4.2.2 facilitates or promotes violence, terrorism, or any other criminal activity;
4.2.3 is sexually explicit; or
4.2.4 infringes or assists or encourages the infringement of any intellectual property rights belonging to any party.
4.2.5 provide misleading or make any medical claims in terms of the benefits of any of the companies products.
4.3 Neither Party shall be under any obligation to pre-screen any content added to their website by third parties; however in the event that either Party receives from the other a written notification of any content that falls within that described in Sub-clause 5.2 of this Agreement, such content must be removed within three Business Days of receipt of such notice.
- Display of Company Information
5.1 The Affiliate is free to display pricing and other information relating to the Service Packages marketed and provided by the Company. It is the responsibility of the Affiliate to keep such information up-to-date through their own efforts; the Company will not provide pricing information updates to the Affiliate.
5.2 The Company reserves the right to alter pricing at any time in accordance with their own policies.
- Customer Referral Requirements
7.1 Terms & conditions relating to the referral of customers to the Company via links on the Affiliate Website can be found on the Company Website at http://www.cbdbureau.com/cbd-bureau-ts-cs/
7.2 The Company reserves the right to alter such terms & conditions at any time and will provide two Business Days’ written notice to the Affiliate of any such alteration.
8.1 The Company undertakes to use their best and reasonable endeavours to process and fulfil all orders for Service Packages placed by referred customers generated by the Affiliate.
8.2 The Company reserves the right to reject any orders that do not comply with the customer referral requirements detailed in Clause 8 of this Agreement.
8.3 It shall be the Company’s full responsibility to ensure that all orders are completed and that the provision of services is undertaken in accordance with the relevant Service Level Agreements. The Company shall be responsible for order entry, payment processing, cancellations and all subsequent customer service. The Affiliate shall have no further involvement with the customer or the completion of the transaction and all customers will be made aware of the same.
- Affiliate Sales Reporting
9.1 The Company will track the following elements of all sales:
9.1.2 Product selected; and
9.1.3 revenue generated.
9.2 Full reports of all sales generated through the links on the Affiliate Website will be sent by email on a regular basis. The Company reserves the right to alter the form and content of such reports without notice.
- Commission and Referral Fees
10.1 The Affiliate will be paid commission at the rates set out in Sub-clause 10.2.1 on the net profits of sales generated through the Affiliate Website.
10.2 Commission shall be calculated on the following basis:
10.2.1 Notwithstanding Sub-clause 10.2.3 all sales that result from Direct Referrals will attract a commission of 10% of the net revenue after VAT and all Companies House filing charges.
10.2.2 In the event that a customer resulting from a Direct Referral, the initial sale for which the Affiliate earned Commission, such a renewal will attract the same rate of commission as in sub-clause 10.2.1.
10.2.3 Cookies will identify customers that have previously been referred through the Affiliate Website. In the event that such customers are identified, sales that do not fall within Sub-clause 10.2.2 will attract a commission of 10% of the net revenue after VAT and all Companies House filing charges.
10.3 Commission will continue to be paid for a period of 1 months after this agreement is terminated on all revenue derived from the affiliate’s clients during the time of the agreement that registered through the website and were accordingly attributed to the affiliate.
10.4 In the event that a customer cannot be tracked, no commission will be paid.
10.5 Commission shall be calculated only once we have received payment in full from the customer. Only once payment has been received in full will sales be logged in the Affiliate’s account.
10.6 Commission shall be paid to the Affiliate ten days after the month end by BACS payment. (Commission payments which fall due but are under the sum of £100 will be carried forward until such time that commissions accrue and a payment can be made which is minimum of £100).
10.7 In the event of any refunds issued for any reasons including, but not limited to fraud and where such refunds are not incurred through any fault of the Company, the Affiliate may be contacted to arrange for the repayment of any related commission.
10.8 Any and all commission paid to the Affiliate shall be based on sales revenue less any tax due; however the Affiliate may still be liable to pay tax on their commission. By accepting the terms of this Agreement the Affiliate hereby acknowledges that they are solely responsible for the payment of tax on any income they may generate through their involvement in the Programme.
- Intellectual Property
11.1 Unless otherwise expressly indicated and subject to Sub-clause 13.3 below, the Company is the sole and exclusive owner of all Intellectual Property Rights (“IPRs”) in the Company Website including, but not limited to: all code, text, sound, video, graphics, photographs and other images that form a part of the same. The Company shall also be the sole and exclusive owner of all IPRs which may subsist in any supporting documentation which shall include, but not be limited to, site plans, maps, design sketches and other preparatory material.
11.2 The Company shall be the sole and exclusive owner of all IPRs which may subsist in all future updates, additions and alterations to the Company Website, such material including any supporting documentation.
11.3 Unless otherwise expressly indicated, all IPRs in product images and descriptions belong to the manufacturers or distributors of such products as may be applicable.
- Affiliate Warranties and Indemnity
12.1 In accepting the terms of this Agreement the Affiliate hereby warrants and acknowledges that:
12.1.1 The Affiliate Website does not and will not contain any content that:
- a) is in any way unlawful, harmful, threatening, obscene, harassing, discriminatory, defamatory or otherwise objectionable;
- b) facilitates or promotes violence, terrorism, or any other criminal activity;
- c) is sexually explicit; or
- d) infringes or assists or encourages the infringement of any intellectual property rights belonging to any party.
12.1.2 The Affiliate Website is and shall remain functional and, subject to the provisions of Clause 19 of this Agreement, reasonable downtime for maintenance or third-party access restrictions, accessible to all users of the internet;
12.1.3 All necessary authorities, consents and approvals have been obtained in respect of the Affiliate’s obligations under this Agreement and will remain valid and effective throughout the Term;
12.1.4 The Affiliate’s obligations under this Agreement shall constitute legal, valid and binding obligations. Such obligations shall be direct, unconditional and general obligations; and
12.1.5 The Affiliate will not refer to the Company in any way in any unsolicited bulk email campaigns or other spamming practices that may be conducted.
12.2 By accepting the terms of this Agreement the Affiliate agrees that it shall indemnify the Company in full against all liability, loss, damages, costs and expenses (including legal expenses) awarded against or incurred or paid by the Company as a result of, or in connection with:
12.2.1 breach of any warranty given by the Affiliate in relation to the Affiliate Website;
12.2.2 any claim that the Affiliate Website infringes the patent, copyright, trade mark or other intellectual property rights of any other person, except to the extent that the claim arises from compliance with any terms stipulated by the Company; and
12.2.3 any act or omission by the Affiliate or its employees, agents or sub-contractors in performing the Affiliate’s obligations under this Agreement.
13.1 The Company makes no warranty or representation that the Company Website, the Programme, or Service Packages sold through the Programme will meet the Affiliate’s requirements or those of the Affiliate’s visitors, that they will be of satisfactory quality, that they will be fit for a particular purpose, that they will not infringe the rights of third parties, that they will be compatible with all systems, that they will be secure and that all information provided will be accurate.
13.2 The Company makes no guarantee of any specific results from the use of the Company Website or from enrolment in the Programme.
13.3 The Company makes no guarantee that the Company Website shall remain functional and accessible to all users of the internet.
14.1 The Company shall not be liable to the Affiliate for any indirect or consequential loss that the Affiliate may suffer even if such loss is reasonably foreseeable or if the Company has been advised of the possibility of such loss being incurred.
14.2 The Company’s entire liability to the Affiliate in respect of any breach of the Company’s contractual obligations, any breach of warranty, any representation, statement or tortious act or omission including negligence arising under or in connection with this Agreement shall be limited to £2,500.
14.3 Notwithstanding any other provision in this Agreement, the Company’s liability to the Affiliate for death or injury resulting from the Company’s own negligence or that of its employees, agents or sub-contractors shall not be limited.
- Term and Termination
15.1 This Agreement shall come into force and become binding on the Commencement Date and shall continue in force for a period of three years from that date (the “Initial Term”). Following the Initial Term, the Affiliate’s enrolment in the Programme shall be renewed automatically for successive periods of one year (each a “Renewal Term”) unless and until terminated in accordance with this Clause 17.
15.2 Either Party may terminate this Agreement by giving seven Business Days’ prior written notice to the other:
15.2.1 at any time where the other Party has committed a material breach of this Agreement and such breach has remained unremedied seven Business Days after receiving written notice of that breach; or
15.2.2 if the other Party enters into liquidation whether compulsory or voluntary (except for the purposes of bona fide reconstruction or amalgamation with the prior written approval of the other Party), or compounds with or makes any arrangement with its creditors or makes a general assignment for the benefit of its creditors, or if it has a receiver, manager, administrative receiver or administrator appointed over the whole or substantially the whole of its undertaking or assets, or if it ceases or threatens to cease to carry on its business, or makes any material change in its business, or if it suffers any analogous process under any foreign law.
15.3 Either Party may request the termination of the Agreement at the end of the Current Term for any reason provided that written notice is given at least thirty Business Days before the end of the Current Term.
15.4 Upon the termination of this Agreement for any reason, the Affiliate shall remove the links established under this Agreement.
15.5 Upon the termination of this Agreement for any reason, all licenses granted shall also terminate.
15.6 In the event that the Company terminates this Agreement in accordance with Sub-clause 17.2.1, any Commission owed to the Affiliate at that time shall be forfeited.
16.1 Each Party (a “Receiving Party”) shall keep the Confidential Information belonging to the other Party (a “Supplying Party”) confidential and secret and shall not use or disclose or make the Confidential Information available, directly or indirectly, to any person other than its officers and employees who need the Confidential Information to enable the Receiving Party to perform its obligations under this Agreement and provided that such officers and employees are also obliged to keep such Confidential Information confidential and secret. The foregoing obligations shall not apply to any information acquired by the Receiving Party which:
16.1.1 at the time of its acquisition was in the public domain; or
16.1.2 at a later date comes into the public domain through no fault of the Receiving Party.
16.2 Each Party hereby agrees and undertakes:
16.2.1 that all Confidential Information shall be and shall remain at all times the sole and exclusive property of the Supplying Party;
16.2.2 that its right to use Confidential Information shall wholly cease upon the termination of this Agreement; and
16.2.3 to return to the Supplying Party on termination of this Agreement all material embodying Confidential Information (including information stored on digital media) or any part thereof and all copies thereof.
- Force Majeure
Neither Party to this Agreement shall be liable for any failure or delay in performing their obligations where such failure or delay results from any cause that is beyond the reasonable control of that Party. Such causes include, but are not limited to, power failure, Internet Service Provider failure, industrial action, civil unrest, fire, flood, storms, earthquakes, acts of terrorism, acts of war, governmental action or any other event that is beyond the control of the Party in question.
The Parties agree that, in the event that one or more of the provisions of this Agreement is found to be unlawful, invalid, or otherwise unenforceable, that / those provisions shall be deemed severed from the remainder of this Agreement. The remainder of this Agreement shall be valid and enforceable.
Unless otherwise stated in this Agreement, the Parties agree that all notices to be served under this Agreement shall be in writing and may be sent by email to the other Party’s Registered Email Address with a hard copy of the same to be sent by first class post to the addresses detailed at the head of this Agreement or as provided by the Affiliate during its registration for the Programme within 30 Business Days of the email.
- Entire Agreement
20.1 This Agreement shall embody and set forth the entire agreement and understanding between the Parties and shall supersede all prior oral or written agreements, understandings or arrangements relating to the Programme or the relationship between the Parties. Neither Party shall be entitled to rely on any agreement, understanding or arrangement not expressly set forth in this Agreement, save for any representation made fraudulently.
20.2 Unless otherwise expressly provided elsewhere in this Agreement, the Agreement may be varied only by a document signed by both of the Parties.
21.1 No Waiver
The Parties shall agree that no failure by either Party to enforce the performance of any provision in this Agreement shall constitute a waiver of the right to subsequently enforce that provision or any other provision of this Agreement. Such failure shall not be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach and shall not constitute a continuing waiver.
The relationship between the Parties shall be and shall remain non-exclusive. Both parties are free to enter into similar relationships with other parties.
The Affiliate may not assign any or all of its rights or obligations under this Agreement without the prior written consent of the Company, such consent not to be unreasonably withheld.
- Law and Jurisdiction
22.1 This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales.
22.2 Any dispute between the Parties relating to this Agreement shall be fall within the jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.