Affiliate Program Terms and Conditions
This Agreement contains
the complete terms and conditions that apply to your participation in our Affiliate Program. As used in this
Agreement, "we" or "us" refers to Visions Publishing, Inc. and "you" refers to the applicant. You must be 18
years of age or older to enter into this Agreement with us.
- How Do I Enroll in Your Affiliate Program? To begin the
enrollment process you must submit a completed Affiliate Program application.
Although we hope your application will be successful, we reserve the right to reject applications for any
or no reason. For example, we may reject your application if we determine that your site is unsuitable for
the Program, including if it:
- Promotes sexually explicit materials
- Promotes violence
- Promotes discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability,
sexual orientation, or age
- Promotes illegal activities
- Incorporates any materials which infringe or assist others to infringe on any
copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights or to violate the law
- Includes "aspergerssociety.org, visionspublishing.com, visionsresearch.com, cureosteoporosistoday.com”
or variations or misspellings thereof in its domain name
- Is otherwise in any way unlawful, harmful, threatening, defamatory, obscene,
harassing, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable to us in our sole discretion.
- Purchase or bid for placement of any of VisionsResearch.com 's or VisionsPublishing.com 's trademarked
company names. These names include: (aspergerssociety.org, cureosteoporosistoday.com) and any
variation of our trademarked name.
If we reject your application, you are welcome to reapply to the Program at any time. You should also
note that if we accept your application and your site is later determined (in our sole discretion) to be
unsuitable for the Program, we may terminate this Agreement at any time. We will not be liable to you for
any costs, damages or lost profits as a result of our termination of this Agreement.
- How Do I Link My Site to VisionsPublishing.com’s Web Sites? Once
you complete the application, we will make available to you banner advertisements, buttons and/or text
links to our site. The links we may make available could be in the form of:
- A logo that links your home page to ours
- A picture of one or more of our products that links your site to the page on
ours where such products are offered
- A search box that permits your visitors to link directly to a page on our site
that contains the results of their search queries.
These links will allow your visitors to enter our site and enable us to keep track of the sales you may
earn if they purchase products from us. We will provide you with instructions describing how to include and
maintain links to our site.
To permit accurate tracking, and reporting the links we provide you are in a special "tagged" link
format, or "Tagged Links". You are responsible for ensuring that each of the links between your site and our
site is a Tagged Link. You agree not to modify the Tagged Links in any way.
- How are Customer Orders Processed?
We will process orders placed by customers who enter our site via Tagged Links. We reserve the right to
reject any orders that do not comply with our policies or conditions at the time of the order. We will
be responsible for all aspects of order processing and fulfillment. Among other things, we will prepare
order forms, process payments, cancellations and returns and handle customer service. We will track
sales made to customers who purchase using Tagged Links and will make available to you reports
summarizing this sales activity. The form, content, frequency and method of delivery of the reports may
vary from time to time in our sole discretion.
- How Do I Get Paid? We will pay you when visitors from your site
use the Tagged Link to purchase products from us. Referral fees are calculated based on a percent of the
"Net Sales" from "Qualifying Purchases" made during a "Session". The percent is specified in referral
fee schedules to be established by us.
"Net Sales" shall mean gross shipped sales from Qualifying Purchases less: Returns Postage, shipping and
handling charges Sales, use or other like taxes
"Qualifying Purchases" shall mean a purchase of a product offered on our site that meets the following
The purchase must be completed on our site. The purchase must be made via a valid credit card. No phone
orders. No check/money orders. The purchase must be completed during a "Session" (defined below).
"Session" shall mean the period beginning upon a visitor's entry to our site via a Tagged Link
(regardless of whether the visitor leaves and then returns to the site) and ending while the "cookies" from
our site is still valid (see explanation below).
Any Session in progress will automatically terminate upon the expiration or termination of this Agreement
or upon the visitor deleting our cookie.
Note regarding Net Sales - Net Sales include only "shipped" sales. Orders entered for which the product
does not ship are not reported as sales. Any returned products are deducted to arrive at Net Sales.
Note regarding "Cookies": To keep track of the Session, we use a small text file called a "cookie" that
is placed on the hard drive of the visitor's computer. Some web browsers permit users to elect not to
receive cookies. Only visitors who accept cookies can be tracked for referral fees. You understand that no
referral fee can be paid for any purchase made by a visitor who does not accept "cookies" or who has deleted
our "cookies" during a session.
- How Much Do I Get Paid?
We will pay you a commission (COMMISSION PERCENTAGE) on the list price of the product. We do not pay any
commissions on tax or shipping fees. The commission percentage may vary depending on the particular product
and my change from time to time.
- When Do I Get Paid?
Commissions are paid on the 15th of the month following the month when they are earned. For example,
all commissions earned in the month of January are paid by February 15th.
- Who Sets the Policies and Pricing for
Customers? Customers who buy products through this Program will be deemed to be our customers.
Accordingly, all rules, policies, and operating procedures concerning customer orders, customer service
and product sales from and by VisionsPublishing.com will apply to those customers. Also, the terms,
conditions and policies of our site will apply to the visitors' conduct and their rights and obligations
while visiting our site. We have the right to 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. Because product prices and availability may vary from time to
time, we cannot permit you to include pricing or product descriptions on your site independent of the
materials we provide in the Links. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to present accurate
information, but we cannot guarantee the availability or price of any particular product. You are
responsible for periodically visiting, reviewing and becoming familiar with the terms and conditions
sections of the VisionsPublishing.com site, which are incorporated into this Agreement by reference
- Ownership and License. We hereby
grant you a limited, non-exclusive, nontransferable, non-sub licensable, revocable right to use the
graphic images and text we are providing to you solely for the purpose of creating links from your site
to ours. You may not modify the graphic image or text, or any other of our images, in any way, or engage
in "site framing" or similar processes. We reserve all of our rights in the graphic image and text, any
of our trade names, trademarks, domain names, copyrights trade dress and any other intellectual property
rights. You agree to follow our guidelines for use of our trademarks, as those guidelines may change
from time to time, in addition, you agree not to use our trademark in any search engine keyword
optimization. We may revoke your license at any time by giving you written notice. You also agree that
you shall use the Tagged Links only in order to link to our site and to promote your ability to do so
pursuant to this Agreement. You agree that you shall not present the Tagged Links or any images
comprising them in combination with any other name or mark, in connection with your own goods or
services, or in any manner that may suggest or imply that you or your goods or services are supplied by,
sponsored by, endorsed by or affiliated with us.
- You are Responsible for Your Site. 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 · posting and
maintaining links to our site
- The accuracy and appropriateness of materials posted on your site
- 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 We disclaim all liability for these matters.
Further, you will indemnify and hold us harmless from all claims, damages, and expenses (including,
without limitation, reasonable attorneys' fees) relating to the development, operation, maintenance, and
contents of your site.
- How Long is the Term of this Agreement?
The term of this Agreement will begin upon our acceptance of your 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 notice of termination in accordance with the notice provision of this
Agreement. Upon the 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 VisionsResearch.com or VisionsResearch.com
trademarks, or VisionsPublishing.com or VisionsPublishing.com trademarks and logos, and all other materials provided by or on behalf of us to you
pursuant hereto or in connection with the Program. You are only eligible to earn referral fees on
Qualifying Purchases occurring during the term, and referral fees earned through the date of termination
will remain payable only if the related orders are not canceled or returned. We may withhold your final
payment for a reasonable time to ensure that the correct amount is paid.
- Can this Agreement be Modified? We
may modify any of the terms and conditions contained in this Agreement, at any time and in our sole
discretion, by posting a change notice or a new agreement on our site. Modifications may include, for
example, changes in the scope of available referral fees, referral fee schedules, payment procedures,
and Program rules. IF ANY MODIFICATION IS UNACCEPTABLE TO YOU, YOUR ONLY RECOURSE IS TO TERMINATE THIS
AGREEMENT. YOUR CONTINUED PARTICIPATION IN THE PROGRAM FOLLOWING THREE DAYS AFTER OUR POSTING OF A
CHANGE NOTICE OR NEW AGREEMENT ON OUR SITE WILL CONSTITUTE BINDING ACCEPTANCE OF THE CHANGE.
- What is the Legal Nature of our
Relationship? 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. This is a binding contract between you and us. By completing the
application and by clicking on the "Agree" button below, you indicate your willingness to be bound by
- Our Liability to You is Limited. 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.
- More "Fine Print" 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 our site or the links or Tagged Links will be uninterrupted or error-free, or will not
be re-routed or "black holed." As a result, we might temporarily be unable to capture information
regarding Tagged Links. We will not be liable for the consequences of any such interruptions or errors.
The Program is intended for commercial use only. 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 OR MAINTAIN AFFILIATES 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.
Notices to you are effective if provided
in writing to the postal addresses, electronically to the e-mail address set forth in the application or
if posted on our website. Notice to us may be given in writing to Visions Publishing, Inc., PO Box 1257,
Solana Beach, CA 92075, Attention Affiliate Marketing Program; or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Agreement will be governed by the laws of the state of California without reference to rules
governing choice of laws. Any action relating to this Agreement must be brought in the federal or state
courts located in San Diego, California 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 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.