To participate in the Lotus Superfoods Affiliate Program, you must agree to the following:
This Affiliate Agreement (“Agreement”) contains the complete terms and conditions between us, Lotus Superfoods, and you, regarding your application to participate as an affiliate of Lotus Superfoods (“Affiliate”), and the establishment of links from your website to our website, LotusSuperfoods.com.
BY SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION TO JOIN OR BY PARTICIPATING IN THE Lotus Superfoods AFFILIATE PROGRAM, YOU ARE CONFIRMING THAT YOU HAVE READ THIS AGREEMENT AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY ITS TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
Lotus Superfoods’s Affiliate Agreement Definitions
“We”, “Our”, “Us”, – “Lotus Superfoods”, (collectively, “Lotus Superfoods”)
“You”, “Your” and “Affiliate(s)” – the business, individual or entity applying for participation in the Lotus Superfoods Affiliate Program, or that displays Our products, services and/or promotions on its website and/or through offline representation through the affiliate tracking code in exchange for receiving remuneration from Lotus Superfoods for sales resulting from such display.
“Affiliate Site” – the Affiliate’s Internet site which displays Lotus Superfoods Products and Services and/or promotions.
“Lotus Superfoods Products and Services” – web hosting and related products and services that are available for purchase through Lotus Superfoods.com.
“Commission Fees” or “Commissions” – Under the Affiliate Program, subject to the terms hereof, you will be paid a Commission Fee for each Qualified Purchase by a Referred Customer that you refer to Lotus Superfoods under and in accordance with this Agreement.
“Qualified Purchase” – a sale of Lotus Superfoods to a Referred Customer which meets the criteria set forth in Section 5 hereof.
“Referred Customer” – each new and unique customer referred from Affiliate through a Link (defined in Section 2 below) provided by or approved by Us, which meets the criteria set forth in Section 5 hereof.
“Registration Form” – any and all order forms, Registration Forms, or other signup or acceptance form (whether online, paper, fax, or otherwise) submitted by You or, as applicable, the Referred Customer to make a Qualified Purchase.
1. Enrollment in the Affiliate Network
To begin the enrollment process, you must submit a completed Affiliate Program Signup Form. The Signup Form can be found at http://www.lotussuperfoods.com/affiliate-signup
We will evaluate Your application in good faith and will notify You of Your acceptance or rejection in a timely manner. We may reject Your application if We determine (in Our sole discretion) that Your site is unsuitable for Our Affiliate Program for any reason, including, but not limited to, inclusion of content that is, in Our opinion, unlawful or otherwise does not meet Our standards.
If We reject Your application, for any reason, You may not reapply to the Lotus Superfoods Affiliate Program utilizing the same domain name/URL if that domain name/URL has already been rejected nor may you reapply using a different domain/URL name then add the previously rejected domain name/URL. Lotus Superfoods, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to notify or to not notify any prospective affiliate of their rejection or removal from the Lotus Superfoods Affiliate Program at any time.
2. Promotion of Our Affiliate Relationship
If You qualify and agree to participate as an Affiliate, We will make available to You a variety of graphic and textual links (each of these links sometimes being referred to herein as “Links” or, individually, as a “Link”), which are subject to the terms and conditions hereof. The Links will serve to identify Your site as a member of the Lotus Superfoods Affiliate Program and will establish a Link from Your site or e-mail to Ours. The Links may connect to any area of Our site (although commissions will only be issued on Qualified Purchases). In utilizing the Links, You agree that You will cooperate fully with Us in order to establish and maintain such Links.
You also agree that You will display on Your site only those graphic or textual images (indicating a Link) provided by Us or text messages expressly approved in advanced in writing by Lotus Superfoods. All Affiliate Sites shall display such graphic and/or textual images prominently in relevant sections of their site. Furthermore, you agree not to use cookie stuffing techniques that set the affiliate tracking cookie without the Referred Customer’s knowledge. (example: iframe). Any information with respect to Us that is going to be displayed on Your site must be honest and not exaggerate any claims made by Us and in certain situations we deem as necessary at our discretion, expressly approved by Us in writing in advance of display.
EXCEPT AS PERMITTED ABOVE OR IN SECTION 13 BELOW, YOU SHALL NOT AND ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO (i) USE THE LOTUS SUPERFOODS TRADEMARK, NAME OR ANY OF OUR OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (OR ANY VARIATIONS OR MISSPELLINGS THEREOF OR OTHER TERM OR TERMS CONFUSINGLY SIMILAR TO ANY OF THE FOREGOING) (ALL OF THE FOREGOING, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE “LINKS” AND THE “LICENSED MATERIALS” (DEFINED BELOW), ARE REFERRED TO HEREIN AS “OUR IP”), WITHOUT OUR EXPRESS PRIOR WRITTEN PERMISSION; (ii) USE OUR IP IN A DOMAIN OR WEBSITE NAME, IN ANY BIDS FOR KEYWORDS OR GOOGLE ADWORDS (OR SIMILAR PROGRAMS AT OTHER SEARCH ENGINES), IN ANY SEARCH ENGINE ADVERTISING (PAID OR OTHERWISE), IN ANY METATAGS, GOOGLE ADWORDS (OR SIMILAR PROGRAMS AT OTHER SEARCH ENGINES), KEY WORDS, ADVERTISING, SEARCH TERMS, CODE, OR OTHERWISE; (iii) CAUSE OR CREATE OR ACT IN ANY WAY THAT CAUSES OR CREATES OR COULD CAUSE OR CREATE ANY “INITIAL INTEREST CONFUSION” OVER THE USE OF OUR IP ON THE INTERNET OR IN ANY SEARCH ENGINE ADVERTISING. YOUR USE OF OUR IP IN ANY MANNER, OTHER THAN AS EXPRESSLY PERMITTED HEREUNDER (IN ADDITION TO BEING A BREACH OF THIS AGREEMENT) SHALL CONTITUTE UNLAWFUL INFRINGEMENT OF OUR TRADEMARKS, COPYRIGHTS OR OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS, AND MAY SUBJECT YOU TO CLAIMS FOR DAMAGES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, TREBLE DAMAGES FOR KNOWING OR WILFUL INFRINGEMENT), AND THE OBLIGATION TO PAY OUR LEGAL FEES AND COSTS IN CONNECTION WITH ANY ACTION OR PROCEEDING IN WHICH WE SEEK TO ENFORCE OUR RIGHTS UNDER THIS AGREEMENT OR WITH REGARD TO ANY OF OUR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS.
All Links may be modified and/or expanded from time to time throughout the term of this Agreement pursuant to the mutual agreement of the parties hereto. You are not allowed to post any refunds, credits or discounts, or other content concerning Lotus Superfoods, unless We have given You prior written permission in each instance. Affiliates may only use coupons and discounts that are provided exclusively through the Affiliate Program using banners and links. Each Link connecting users of Your site to the pertinent area of Our site will in no way alter the look, feel, or functionality of Our site. Any violations of the terms surrounding links, coupons, refunds, credits or discounts shall constitute a material breach of this Agreement, and may result in Your termination from the program or withholding of Commissions.
3. FTC Endorsement Compliance
It is the intent of Lotus Superfoods to treat our customers fairly and to comply fully with all Federal Trade Commissions regulations related to advertising. As such, we require our affiliates to comply with these regulations. This includes, but is not limited to, Federal Trade Commission 16 CFR Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising, which requires, among other criteria, that material connections between advertisers and endorsers be disclosed. This means that directories, review/rating sites, blogs and other websites, email or collateral that purport to provide an endorsement or assessment of an advertiser (in this case Lotus Superfoods) must prominently disclose the fact financial or in-kind compensation is provided from the advertiser.
You are advised to seek and obtain your own legal advice on how these rules apply to your website or other promotional activities for which you receive compensation.
Lotus Superfoods reserves the right to withhold commission fees and cancel the affiliate relationship with you should we determine, at our discretion, that you are not in compliance with the previously mentioned guide or other FTC regulations/guides we deem relevant.
4. Order Processing
We will process orders placed by Referred Customer who follow the Links from your website or e-mail to Lotus Superfoods.com. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to reject orders that do not comply with certain requirements that we may establish from time to time. All aspects of order processing and fulfillment, including Lotus Superfoods service, cancellation, processing, refunds and payment processing will be our responsibility. We will track the Qualified Purchases generated by your website or e-mail and will make this information available to you through our website. To permit accurate tracking, reporting, and Commission accrual, you must ensure that the Links between your website and our website are properly formatted.
5. Commission Determination
Under the Affiliate Program, you will be paid a Commission Fee for each Qualified Purchase by a Referred Customer that you refer to Lotus Superfoods under and in accordance with the terms of this Agreement. Each Referred Customer and each Qualified Purchase must meet the following criteria (the “Criteria”):
a. Each Referred Customer must be a new and unique visitor to Lotus Superfoods. Commission may not be paid for a Referred Customer that has been previously referred by another Lotus Superfoods Affiliate Program affiliate, in which case the sale would go to the affiliate who referred the customer initially.
b. Each Referred Customer must make a Qualified Purchase, and provide a valid payment for the purchased Lotus Superfoods Product. To generate a Commission Fee for you, each Referred Customer must be an active, qualified customer of Lotus Superfoods and must be up-to-date in all payments at the time the Commission Fees are processed and not have been subject to a refund, credit, cancellation, suspension or chargeback.
c. Each Referred Customer must remain in compliance with our Terms of Service, Acceptable Use Policy and other policies that are active at the time the Commission Fees are processed.
d. Commission Fees may not be paid for the Qualified Purchase if the Referred Customer has been offered or received coupons, refunds, credits or discounts from the Affiliate.
e. Lotus Superfoods reserves the right to withhold initial Commissions Fees for Affiliates who are new to the Affiliate program, or who have commissions that are potentially fraudulent as determined by Lotus Superfoods in its sole discretion, to determine the legitimacy of Referred Customers.
Lotus Superfoods reserves the right to suspend payment of Commission Fees at any time and indefinitely, if it suspects fraud or other improper activity or a potential breach of any of the terms in this Agreement by the Affiliate or a Referred Customer(s).
Lotus Superfoods reserves the right to deduct from Affiliate’s current and future Commission Fees any and all Commission Fees corresponding to any fraudulent, questionable, and cancelled Lotus Superfoods purchases. Where no subsequent Commission Fee is due and owing, Lotus Superfoods will send Affiliate a bill for the balance of such refunded purchase upon termination of the program or termination of the Referred Customer.
Lotus Superfoods, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to withhold indefinitely any Commission Fee, and/or to reverse, deny or reject any Commission Fee, for:
f. Any account/sale which has not been in an approved status in good standing as an account of Lotus Superfoods for a period of at least thirty (30) days.
g. All commissions generated for accounts that may be fraudulent, including but not limited to the use of software that generates real and fictitious information.
h. If we deem orders to be fraudulent or see a pattern of potentially fraudulent activity, including, without limitation, where there are multiple accounts from the same customer, or referral of accounts which do not comply with this Agreement. We review account information (including site content) to assess referrals.
i. Altering Our Links in any way.
j. Referred Customers that have been offered or received coupons, refunds, credits or discounts from the Affiliate, unless Lotus Superfoods has provided written permission.
k. Customers engaging in “Domain Speculation,” which is determined by the identification of two (2) web hosting accounts with the same Referred Customer’s name, email address, or other identifying characteristic as determined by Lotus Superfoods and/or the identification of two (2) or more web hosting accounts that have no content on their websites or have similar content, templates or formatting, as determined by Lotus Superfoods.
l. Affiliates whom we believe may be artificially submitting Referred Customers, using marketing practices that we deem to be unethical or likely to attract fraudulent sales.
Lotus Superfoods reserves the right to immediately cancel or withhold for later review any Commission Fee based on the foregoing or that otherwise fails to meet the Criteria. It is the responsibility of the Affiliate to monitor the payment, denial and withholding of Commission Fees; Lotus Superfoods is not obligated to actively notify Affiliates of the status of Commission Fees. If an Affiliate has a question about a Commission Fee that has been cancelled or withheld, that Affiliate has 30 days from the day the payment was due to contact Lotus Superfoods to discuss or reclaim the Commission Fee. Any changes to decisions about cancelled or withheld Commission Fees are strictly at Lotus Superfoods’s discretion.
Commissions for any Referred Customer who is associated with any Lotus Superfoods reseller, referral or other program may be removed from your payment. In other words, You may not receive double commissions or compensation.
In the event that the Referred Customers that are referred to Lotus Superfoods by a specific Affiliate are determined to have an excessive product return or order cancellation rate (as determined by Lotus Superfoods in its sole discretion), Lotus Superfoods reserves the right to withhold or decline pending and future Commission Fees for the Affiliate.
Any attempt by an Affiliate to manipulate, falsify or inflate Referred Customers, Qualifying Purchases or Commission Fees to intentionally defraud Lotus Superfoods or violation of any of the terms of this Agreement constitutes immediate grounds for Lotus Superfoods to terminate this Agreement and will result in forfeiture of any Commission Fees due to you.
6. Commission Fees and Payments
Subject to the terms of this Agreement, we will pay a Commission Fee equal to the specified percentage or dollar amount set forth in the Commission Report in Your Affiliate Dashboard on a Qualified Purchase by a Referred Customer which occurs during the month or other period for which such Commission Fee is being calculated.
Such Commission Fees will be processed approximately 7 to 20 days after the end of month or other period in which a Qualified Purchase was properly completed. Lotus Superfoods will not reimburse nor compensate You for any commission or other consideration other than for Qualifying Purchases by a Referred Customer made in accordance with the terms hereof.
There is a $25 minimum threshold for Commission Fees. All Commission Fees will be paid to affiliates via PayPal. PayPal payments will only be reissued within 120 days of original issue date in the case of incorrect paypal address or refusal from paypal to accept payment.
You are responsible for informing Lotus Superfoods about changes to postal and e-mail addresses, as well as any changes to your name, email address, contact information, tax identification number, or other personal information that will impact Lotus Superfoods’s ability to issue a valid Commission payment.
Failure to provide the correct addresses may result in the forfeiture of any Commissions due to you. Commission Fees that are returned for invalid or insufficient address information or for other reasons may be forfeited as well.
7. Payment Forms/Types
Commission Fees shall be paid based on the current information in Your Affiliate profile. Please notify us promptly of any change in your address by updating your profile information in the Affiliate console. Failure to do so may result in loss or forfeiture of your Commission Fee.
Lotus Superfoods will pay all affiliate commissions via PayPal. Please refer to PayPal’s policy to ensure you are eligible to receive payment if you reside outside of the United States. https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_display-approved-signup-countries-outside
Lotus Superfoods is not responsible for any third-party fees charged by PayPal, bank or other financial institute used to receive Affiliate Commission Fees.
You can update your PayPal e-mail address at any time by updating your Affiliate Profile located in the Affiliate Console. Changes to desired payment form may not be reflected in your account immediately.
Lotus Superfoods, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to modify the terms of this Commission payment method or schedule at any time. Such changes shall take effect when posted.
Disputes: Affiliate has access to Lotus Superfoods’s real-time Affiliate Program statistics and activity and specifically agrees to file any tracking or commission disputes as well as any other disputes and discrepancies within 45 days after the end of the month in which the sale or event that is disputed occurred. Disputes filed after 45 days of the date on which the Qualified Purchase occurred will not be accepted by Lotus Superfoods and Affiliate forfeits forever any rights to a potential claim.
8. Taxes/Address Changes
It is Your responsibility to provide Lotus Superfoods with the tax and payment information required to issue a Commission Fee to You. If Lotus Superfoods does not receive the necessary tax or payment information within 90 days of a Commission Fee being earned, Lotus Superfoods will consider that Commission Fee to be forfeited by the Affiliate, and no payment will be issued.
Each Affiliate is required to submit a W8/W9 tax form before Lotus Superfoods will issue any Commission Fees.
You are responsible for the payment of all taxes related to the commissions you earn under this Agreement. In compliance with tax laws, Lotus Superfoods will issue a Form 1099 to Affiliates whose earnings meet or exceed the applicable amount warranting the Form 1099.
You will be required to provide us with proper address, tax forms (including W8/W9 or other tax forms) or information within two (2) days of any request issued by Lotus Superfoods to issue a Form 1099.
Any address changes must be made in the Affiliate profile in the Affiliate Dashboard at least 15 business days prior to the end of the calendar quarter in order for Commissions for that quarter to be sent to the revised address.
9. Reports of Qualified Purchases
You may log into your Affiliate Dashboard to review Your click through and potential Qualified Purchases statistics on a daily basis. The potential Qualified Purchases shown in this report have not been reviewed to confirm they meet all criteria for Qualified Purchases. As such, Commission Fees may not be issued on all Referred Customers that appear in the Affiliate Console.
10. Obligations Regarding 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. Such responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the technical operation of Your site and all related equipment; creating and posting product reviews, descriptions, and references on Your site and linking those descriptions to Our website; the accuracy and propriety of materials posted on Your site (including, but not limited to, all materials related to Lotus Superfoods Products and Services); ensuring that materials posted on Your site do not violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party and are not libelous or otherwise illegal. We disclaim all liability and responsibility for such matters.
a. We have the right in Our sole discretion to monitor signups through Your site at any time and from time to time to determine if You are in compliance with the terms of this Agreement. If You are not in compliance We may terminate this Agreement immediately.
11. Lotus Superfoods Responsibilities
We will be responsible for providing all information necessary to allow You to make appropriate Links from Your site to Our site. Lotus Superfoods will solely be responsible for order processing for orders/Qualified Purchases placed by a Referred Customer following a Link from Your site, for tracking the volume and amount of Qualified Purchases generated by Your site, and for providing information to Affiliates regarding Qualified Purchases statistics. Lotus Superfoods will be solely responsible for all order processing, including but not limited to payment processing, cancellations, refunds and related Lotus Superfoods service. Any determination made by Lotus Superfoods regarding the foregoing shall be binding absent manifest error.
12. Policies and Pricing
Referred Customers who buy Lotus Superfoods Products through the Affiliate network will be deemed to be Our Customers. Accordingly, all of Our rules, policies, and operating procedures concerning Lotus Superfoods orders and Lotus Superfoods Products 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 Lotus Superfoods Products and Services sold under the Affiliate Network in accordance with Our own pricing policies. Prices and availability of Lotus Superfoods Products and Services may vary from time to time, from affiliate to affiliate, and from region to region. Because price changes may affect products that You have listed on Your site, You may or may not be able to include price information in Your product descriptions. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to present accurate information, but We cannot guarantee the availability or price of any particular product or service.
13. E-mails and Publicity
You shall not create, publish, transmit or distribute, under any circumstances, any bulk electronic mail messages (also known as “SPAM”) without prior written consent from Lotus Superfoods for each and every day when any bulk mailing will occur. Lotus Superfoods, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to reject each and every e-mail mailing. Additionally, You may only send e-mails containing an Lotus Superfoods affiliate link and or a message regarding Lotus Superfoods or Lotus Superfoods’s Affiliate Program to person(s) who have been previously contacted and whom consented to the fact that the You will be sending an e-mail containing Lotus Superfoods information or information about the Lotus Superfoods affiliate program. Failure by You to abide by this section, CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 or our Anti-Spam Policy, in any manner, will be deemed a material breach of this Agreement by You and foreclose any and all rights you may have to any commissions. If your account has excessive clicks in a very short period of time as determined by Lotus Superfoods in its sole discretion, the Affiliate relationship may be terminated.
14. Licenses and Use of the Lotus Superfoods Logos and Trademarks
. Subject to the limitations set forth in Section 2 above and otherwise in this Agreement, we grant you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to (i) access our site through the links solely in accordance with the terms of this agreement and (ii) solely in connection with such links, to use the Lotus Superfoods trademark and logo and similar identifying material relating to us (but only in the form(s) that they are provided by us) (collectively, the “Licensed Materials”), for the sole purpose of selling Lotus Superfoods Products and Services on your site and as approved in advance by us. You may not alter, modify, or change the Licensed Materials in any way. You are only entitled to use the Licensed Materials to the extent that You are a member in good standing of the Lotus Superfoods Affiliate Program.
a. You shall not make any specific use of any Licensed Materials for purposes other than selling Lotus Superfoods Products, without first submitting a sample to Us and obtaining the express prior written consent of Your Lotus Superfoods account executive, which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld. You agree not to use the Licensed Materials in any manner that is disparaging or that otherwise portrays Lotus Superfoods, any hosted member of Lotus Superfoods or any Lotus Superfoods employee or representative in a negative light. We reserve all of Our rights in the Licensed Materials and of Our other proprietary rights. We may revoke Your license at any time, by giving You written notice. If not revoked, this license shall terminate upon expiration or termination of this Agreement.
b. You grant to Us a non-exclusive license to utilize Your names, titles, and logos, as the same may be amended from time to time (the “Affiliate Trademarks”), to advertise, market, promote, and publicize in any manner Our rights hereunder; provided, however, that We shall not be required to so advertise, market, promote, or publicize the Affiliate Trademarks. This license shall terminate upon the expiration or termination of this Agreement.
15. Term of the Agreement
The term of this Agreement will begin upon Our acceptance of Your Affiliate 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. You are only eligible to earn Commission Fees on Qualified Purchases occurring during the term, and Commission Fees earned through the date of termination will remain payable only if the orders for the related Lotus Superfoods Products are not cancelled and comply with all Terms laid out in this Agreement. We may withhold Your final payment of Commission Fees for a reasonable time to ensure that all Qualified Purchases are valid and payment from Referred Customers are legitimate as determined by Lotus Superfoods in its sole discretion.
Any Affiliate who violates either this Agreement or Lotus Superfoods’s Terms and Conditions will immediately forfeit any right to any and all accrued Commissions Fees and will be removed from the Lotus Superfoods Affiliate Program.
Lotus Superfoods reserves the right to remove an Affiliate from the Affiliate Program, and to terminate or suspend this Agreement, at an time for any reason, in Lotus Superfoods’s sole discretion.
Without limitation, Affiliate’s participation in the Program, and this Agreement, shall be deemed automatically terminated immediately and all commissions forfeited upon Affiliate’s violation of any of the terms of this Agreement or of any applicable law or regulation having the force of law.
We may modify any of the terms and conditions contained in this Agreement at any time in Our sole discretion. Such modifications shall take effect when posted on Our site. Lotus Superfoods, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to notify You by e-mail and further reserves the right to withhold notification of any changes made to this Agreement. Modifications may include, but are not limited to, changes in the scope of available Commissions, Commission amounts/percentages, payment procedures, Commission Fee payment schedules, and Affiliate Program rules. If any modification is unacceptable to You, Your only recourse is to terminate this agreement. Your continued participation in the Affiliate Program following Our posting of a change notice or new agreement on Our site will constitute binding acceptance of the change.
We make no express or implied warranties or representations with respect to the Affiliate Program or any Lotus Superfoods Products and Services sold through the 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, including the tracking of information about Referred Customers during the period of interruption.
18. Relationship of Parties
You and Lotus Superfoods 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.
19. 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.
a. The execution, delivery, and performance by You of this Agreement and the consummation by You of the transactions contemplated hereby will not, with or without the giving of notice, the lapse of time, or both, conflict with or violate (i) any provision of law, rule, or regulation to which You are subject, (ii) any order, judgment, or decree applicable to You or binding upon Your assets or properties, (iii) any provision of Your by-laws or certificate of incorporation, or (iv) any agreement or other instrument applicable to You or binding upon Your assets or properties.
b. You are the sole and exclusive owner of the Affiliate Trademarks and have the right and power to grant to Us the license to use Your trademarks in the manner contemplated herein, and such grant does not and will not (i) breach, conflict with, or constitute a default under any agreement or other instrument applicable to You or binding upon Your assets or properties, or (ii) infringe upon any trademark, trade name, service mark, copyright, or other proprietary right of any other person or entity.
c. No consent, approval, or authorization of, or exemption by, or filing with, any governmental authority or any third party is required to be obtained or made by You in connection with the execution, delivery, and performance of this Agreement or the taking by You of any other action contemplated hereby.
d. There is no pending or, to the best of Your knowledge, threatened claim, action, or proceeding against You, or any Affiliate of Yours, with respect to the execution, delivery, or consummation of this Agreement, or with respect to Your trademarks, and, to the best of Your knowledge, there is no basis for any such claim, action, or proceeding.
e. During the term of the Agreement, You will not include in Your site content that is, in Our opinion, unlawful, harmful, threatening, defamatory, obscene, harassing, racially, ethically, or otherwise objectionable or are in violation of Our Terms of Service or Acceptable Use Policy.
f. You are at least sixteen (16) years of age.
g. Each Referred Customer and each Qualifying Purchase referred or submitted by You to Us, is valid, genuine, unique and not fraudulent and meets each of the Criteria for generating a Commission Fee as provided in this Agreement.
20. Limitation of Liability
WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR ANY LOSS OF REVENUE, PROFITS, OR DATA, ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT OR THE AFFILIATE 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 AFFILIATE PROGRAM WILL NOT EXCEED THE TOTAL COMMISSIONS PAID OR PAYABLE TO YOU UNDER THIS AGREEMENT DURING THE 3-MONTH PERIOD IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE EVENT GIVING RISE TO SUCH LIABILITY.
You hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless Us and Our 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, its development, operation, maintenance and content therein not attributable to Us.
Each of the parties here to agrees that all information including, without limitation, the terms of this Agreement, business and financial information, Lotus Superfoods and vendor lists, and pricing and sales information, shall remain strictly confidential and shall not be utilized for any purpose outside the terms of this Agreement except and solely to the extent that any such information is (a) already lawfully known to or independently developed by the receiving party, (b) disclosed in published materials, (c) generally known to the public, or (d) lawfully obtained from any third party any obligation of confidentiality to the discloser hereunder. Notwithstanding the foregoing, each party is hereby authorized to deliver the copy of any such information (a) to any person pursuant to a valid subpoena or order issued by any court or administrative agency of competent jurisdiction, (b) to its accountants, attorneys, or other agents on a confidential basis, and (c) otherwise as required by applicable law, rule, regulation, or legal process including, without limitation, the Securities Exchange Act of 1933, as amended, and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder, and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.
23. Independent Investigation
Your application submission acknowledges that you have read this agreement and agree to be bound by all its terms and conditions. You understand that we may at any time (directly or indirectly) solicit Lotus Superfoods relationships on terms that may differ from those contained in this agreement. We may also solicit Lotus Superfoods relationships with entities that operate websites that are similar to or compete with your website. You have independently evaluated the desirability of participating in the Lotus Superfoods Affiliate Program and are not relying on any representation, guarantee, or statement other than as set forth in this agreement.
24. Governing Law
The laws of the United States and the State of California will govern this Agreement, 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 Santa Barbara County, 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 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 a provision or any other provision of this Agreement.
I INDICATE MY APPROVAL OF THIS AGREEMENT AND DESIRE TO BECOME AN AFFILIATE UNDER THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS BY COMPLETING AND SUBMITTING THE AFFILIATE PROGRAM SIGNUP FORM, BY SUBMITTING PROPOSED REFERRED CUSTOMERS OR QUALIFYING PURCHASES TO US UNDER OUR AFFILIATE PROGRAM AND/OR BY COLLECTING AND COMMISSION FEES FROM US.
This file was last modified March 19th, 2013