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Affiliate commissions are calculated based on an average of the last month of sales.In the event that your sales increase, it is your responsibility to request an adjustment of your affiliate commissions, from your dedicated affiliate manager.
Our affiliates are very important to us. We do our best to treat you with the fairness and respect you deserve. We simply ask the same consideration of you. We have written the following affiliate agreement with you in mind, as well as to protect our company's good name. So please bear with us as we take you through this legal formality.
This Agreement contains the complete terms and conditions that apply to you becoming an affiliate in B21 Block's Affiliate Program. The purpose of this Agreement is to allow HTML linking between your web site and the B21 Block web site. Please note that throughout this Agreement, "we," "us," and "our" refer to B21 Block, and "you," "your," and "yours" refer to the affiliate.
2.1. To begin the enrollment process, you will create an account on the b21block.com server. Once this is done, you will complete our affiliate application form. 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:
2.2.1. As a member of B21 Block's Affiliate Program, you will have access to Affiliate Account Manager. Here you will be able to review our Program’s details and 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.
2.2.2. Our program operates on a "first-click" basis. Affiliate cookies are stored only in cases where the customer's first visit is completed through an affiliate link. These cookies are persistent for 30 days; all subsequent visits and resulting purchases (whether through another affiliate or through our own marketing materials) will be credited to the affiliate for a 30 day period. Conversely, if a user has previously visited our website prior to using an affiliate-coded link, no affiliate credit will be calculated.
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.
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 B21 Block Affiliate Program.
3.2. B21 Block reserves the right to terminate this Agreement and your participation in the B21 Block Affiliate Program immediately and without notice to you should you commit fraud in your use of the B21 Block Affiliate Program or should you abuse this program in any way. If such fraud or abuse is detected, B21 Block shall not be liable to you for any commissions for such fraudulent sales.
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 B21 Block's Affiliate Program rules. If any modification is unacceptable to you, your only option is to end this Agreement. Your continued participation in B21 Block's Affiliate Program following the posting of the change notice or new Agreement on our site will indicate your agreement to the changes.
8.1. You are free to promote your own web sites, but naturally any promotion that mentions B21 Block 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 B21 Block. 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 B21 Block 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 B21 Block 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 B21 Block. 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 B21 Block 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 B21 Block, www.b21block.com, 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 B21 Block’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 B21 Block’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 B21 Block’s site (i.e., no page from our site or any B21 Block’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 B21 Block’s site in iFrames, hidden links and automatic pop ups that open B21 Block’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.
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 B21 Block's Affiliate Program. You agree that all uses of the Licensed Materials will be on behalf of B21 Block and the good will associated therewith will inure to the sole benefit of B21 Block.
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.
B21 Block makes no express or implied representations or warranted regarding B21 Block's service and website or the products or service provided therein, any implied warranties of B21 Block's 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.
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 throaty 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, not with standing anything to the contrary contained in this agreement, in no event shall B21 Block'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 B21 Block, 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 B21 Block. 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.