This Agreement is legally binding between the Affiliate and the Nature Photographers Network. By creating an account and participating in our Affiliate Program, the Affiliate hereby agrees to be bound by all the terms and conditions set forth in this AFFILIATE PROGRAM AGREEMENT. The Affiliate, whose name appears in the sign-up process, also agrees to have read and understood the entire agreement and shall agree to abide by the terms herein.
This AFFILIATE PROGRAM AGREEMENT (“Affiliate Agreement”) governs the AFFILIATE PROGRAM offered by the Nature Photographers Network (referred to as “our”, “we”, or “us”). This Affiliate Agreement constitutes the entire understanding and agreement between the Nature Photographers Network and any person or entity who wishes to join in our Affiliate Program (referred to herein as “Affiliate”, “your”, or “you”).
Once you sign up and your application is approved, the Nature Photographers Network will provide you with referral links that will be generated through your account. Copy and paste the link on your blog, website, social media platforms, or email and share it with other people.
We will be using cookies for thirty (45) days and other similar technologies to track down users who have visited your referral link. If users don’t allow cookies, we may not be able to track them, hence, we will not be liable to compensate referral earnings.
CRITERIA FOR ELIGIBLE REFERRAL
An Affiliate will be eligible for a payout if the following criteria are met:
The referral will lead to a sale of our products or a new subscription;
The referral’s account is in good standing and does not have any violations of any of the terms in this Affiliate Agreement;
If one or more of these criteria are not met by the Affiliate, the referral will not be eligible for a payout.
For each qualified referral, you will receive a minimum 10% commission from the sale, which will accrue during the period for which such commission is to be calculated. You may contact us for more details.
Payment will be processed quarterly unless otherwise provided by Nature Photographers Network. We will only compensate you for Eligible Referrals made pursuant to this Affiliate Agreement.
The payment of your commission will be made via Paypal. We will not be responsible for paying any third-party fees that Paypal may ask to process your commission fee.
The Affiliate and the Nature Photographers Network will be responsible for payment of their respective taxes, if any, in relation to the Affiliate Program and commission payment.
If you experience payment errors, you can contact us immediately.
INTELLECTUAL AND PROPRIETARY RIGHTS
the Nature Photographers Network shall remain the owner of all intellectual and proprietary rights, as well as the title and interest thereto, including but not limited to its trademark, content, design, website, and all other intellectual properties. By agreeing, you acknowledge and understand that the Nature Photographers Network grants no licenses to the Affiliate of any kind, except what is provided in this Affiliate Agreement.
You may terminate your participation with our Affiliate Program by requesting us to remove the account. Similarly, the Nature Photographers Network reserves the right to terminate the participation of the Affiliate at any time, with or without prior notice.
Breach of any provisions under this Affiliate Agreement and any conduct of the Affiliate which is recognized as harmful to the Nature Photographers Network’s business or any third party will terminate the participation of the Affiliate to our Affiliate Program.
the Nature Photographers Network will remove your access to the site and dashboard and will forfeit all of your prospective and unpaid commission fees once your participation is terminated.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
the Nature Photographers Network will not be liable for any damages or losses of revenue, profits, or data, that you may incur, whether such damages or losses are direct, indirect, incidental, or consequential from your participation in our Affiliate Program. Our liability arising from this Agreement shall not exceed the total commissions payable to you during the ninety (90) days period immediately following the act that causes the liability.
RELATIONSHIP OF the Nature Photographers Network AND AFFILIATE
Affiliate will be treated as an independent contractor of the Nature Photographers Network. This Affiliate Agreement is not intended to form a partnership, joint venture, or employer-employee relationship between the Nature Photographers Network and Affiliate.
We reserve the right to modify any part of this Affiliate Agreement at any time. We will make the necessary efforts to let you know of any changes that may affect you as our Affiliate. If you’re not in agreement with the modifications, you may terminate your participation with us at any time. Your continued participation despite the modifications will mean that you agree with such modifications.
Protecting your information is one of our priorities. We will take responsibility for taking the necessary steps to protect your information. In turn, you agree to maintain the confidentiality of any information that you may collect or be well aware of as an Affiliate.
Warrant. The Affiliate warrants that it has the legal capacity to enter into a legally binding agreement, and that its actions are in compliance with any and all applicable laws.
Assignment. This Affiliate Agreement may not be assigned without the prior written consent of the Nature Photographers Network.
Governing Law. This Affiliate Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the United States of America.
PROMOTIONAL CAMPAIGN MECHANICS
Following guidelines that you need to observe in order to verify the genuineness, validity, and authenticity in the use of the website and promotional methods:
USE OF WEBSITE
Website Alterations. Any variations, misspelling, or alterations in the brand name and/or domain URL of the Nature Photographers Network is strictly prohibited.
Website Misrepresentations. False claims and misrepresentations of our website, including our services and brand is not allowed, as well as content that misrepresent the Nature Photographers Network as a company that provides and offers promotional services.
Website Content. Any websites or website content that contains pornographics, derogatory remarks, and other inappropriate language is unacceptable and not allowed.
Use of Branded Ad Copy, Content, and Media. No branded ad copy, content, and/or media not approved or provided by the Nature Photographers Network shall be used.
PAY-PER-CLICK (PPC) ADVERTISING
Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Keyword Bidding. Keyword bidding is not allowed on the Nature Photographers Network’s branded keyword phrases, company name, or any variations relating to our brand (i.e. the Nature Photographers Network).
Use of Negative Keywords. Use of Negative Keywords is encouraged to prevent your website or ad from showing on irrelevant or unrelated searches.
Use of Direct Links. No affiliates are allowed to use our website addresses as their display URL in search ads for the purpose of direct linking.
Email: Allowed – Affiliates must be CAN-SPAM compliant
Software - Not Allowed
Sub-Affiliates. Use of sub - affiliate networks and similar mechanisms are not allowed.
Social Media - As an Affiliate, your social media content and profiles must adhere to the guidelines and policies of the Nature Photographers Network. No misrepresentation of our brand and similar acts are allowed.
Direct linking (Use of Display URL): Not allowed