This Affiliate Program Agreement (the “Agreement”) is made and effective the June 3rd, 2016
BETWEEN: Custom Collagen (the “Owner”), a corporation organized and existing under the laws of Illinois.
AND: [RECIPIENT NAME] (the “Recipient”), any user who submits an affiliate program registration form.
In consideration of the terms and covenants of this agreement, and other valuable consideration, the parties agree as follows:
A. The name of this affiliate program is the Custom Collagen Affiliate Program (the “Affiliate Program”).
B. The Recipient represents and warrants to Custom Collagen that the Recipient has read and understand the Privacy Policies and agree to the terms set forth therein.
C. For purposes of this Agreement, the term “the Recipient” refers to the individual or legal entity who applies for and is accepted into the Affiliate Program. The term “Custom Collagen” refers to the sponsor of the Affiliate Program. The term “Custom Collagen’s web site” refers to the web site that Custom Collagen maintains at www.customcollagen.com. The term “the Recipient’s web site” refers to the web site on which the Recipient agrees to place a link to Custom Collagen’s web site as specified in the Exhibit B hereof. “Merchandise” means all products, merchandise and stock that is offered by Custom Collagen for sale through its web site.
1. AFFILIATE PROGRAM REGISTRATION
To register for the Affiliate Program, the Recipient must complete and submit to Custom Collagen an Affiliate Program Application Form. The Affiliate Program Application Form is included on Custom Collagen’s web site and can be completed and submitted through its web site.
2. APPROVAL OR REJECTION OF AFFILIATE PROGRAM APPLICATION
Custom Collagen reserves the right to approve or reject ANY Affiliate Program Application in its sole and absolute discretion. The Recipient will have no legal recourse against Custom Collagen for the rejection of the Recipient Affiliate Program Application.
3. REASONS FOR REJECTION
Without limiting the right to reject any application for any reason whatsoever in Custom Collagen’s absolute discretion, the Recipient application will be rejected if it is non complete, if the Recipient’s web site contains images or content that is not acceptable to Owner or is inconsistent with the image that Custom Collagen wishes to create in association with its web site, or if the Recipient’s web site contains any illegal, immoral, repulsive, defamatory, derogatory, harassing, harmful, threatening, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, racial or ethnic objectionable materials, depicts sexual situations, promotes discrimination on the basis of race, sex, sexual preference, national origin, ethnicity, nationality, disability, religious preference, or if the Recipient’s site contains any material that appears to Owner to violate any patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, confidential information, or other property rights of any other party.
4. TERMINATION AFTER ACCEPTANCE
Even after Custom Collagen has accepted the Recipient as an Affiliate Program member, Custom Collagen reserves the absolute right to rescind or terminate the Recipient affiliate status for any reason in its sole and absolute discretion, including but not limited to the reasons set forth above.
5. FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
The Recipient will be fully responsible for all costs and expenses of maintaining and marketing the Affiliate Program, including but not limited to all costs associated with the creations, hosting, modification, and improvements to the Recipient’s web site, costs of search engine placement and other Internet marketing, costs of inserting Custom Collagen’s links into its web site, offline marketing costs, postage costs, and all other costs and expenses, and the Recipient hereby holds Custom Collagen harmless from or against the same.
6. NO REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING INCOME POTENTIAL
Custom Collagen makes no representations and warranties regarding potential income that may result from participation in this Affiliate Program and specifically disclaims any and all warranties relative to earning potential from the Recipient affiliate status.
7. RESPONSIBILITY TO LINK TO CUSTOM COLLAGEN’S SITE
a. As a Program Affiliate, the Recipient will have the obligations to place links on its site directing users to Custom Collagen’s site. Custom Collagen will make available to the Recipient button links, text links, and banner advertisements to be placed on the Recipient’s web site which will direct users to Owner’s web site via hypertext link. As a Program Affiliate, the Recipient is given a limited term license, during the term of the Recipient active participation as a Program Affiliate, to utilize Custom Collagen’s logo images provided to the Recipient on the web site that the Recipient designates in the Recipient Affiliate Program Application.
b. Custom Collagen makes available to its Affiliates, links, banners, and other information advertising its site to be used subject to the terms of this Agreement. These materials will contain its trademarks and other proprietary property. The Recipient may display these materials on the Recipient’s web site for the purpose of promoting Custom Collagen’s site and participating in this Affiliate Program. If the Recipient discontinue the Affiliate Program or if the Recipient participation is terminated for any reason, the Recipient will immediately cease using these materials and will delete all such materials from its web site and from its computer. The Recipient must obtain Custom Collagen approval of all links to Custom Collagen’s site that the Recipient place on its web site. The Recipient will cooperate with Custom Collagen in the establishment and placement of links on the Recipient’s web site.
c. The Recipient will only be permitted to use the links that Custom Collagen provided to the Recipient on the web site that the Recipient designate in the Affiliate Program Application. Any additional web sites or entities will require additional submissions of Affiliate Program Applications and approval by Custom Collagen .
d. The Recipient will not modify the links or other materials that Custom Collagen provided to the Recipient or the placement of the links on the Recipient’s page. The Recipient consent to Custom Collagen monitoring the Recipient’s web site to determine continued compliance with this Agreement.
e. The Recipient consent to Custom Collagen including information relative to traffic from the Recipient’s site in Custom Collagen reports. This information may be provided to outside parties.
8. CUSTOMER SERVICE
a. Custom Collagen will be responsible for handling all customer inquiries, product orders, customer billing and collection, product shipment relative to customers that enter Custom Collagen’s site through the links from the Recipient’s site. Pricing of Custom Collagen products and services is totally within its discretion and Custom Collagen reserves the right to change the pricing structure, terminate any special offers, discontinue products or services, or change the terms under which products or services are offered at any time, without any advanced notice to the Recipient or users accessing Custom Collagen’s site. Custom Collagen’s only responsibility to the Recipient in this regard is to track customer orders that occur through links from the Recipient’s web site and make reports to the Recipient of the commissions due to the Recipient as a result thereof. All such reports shall be un-audited. Custom Collagen will have no obligation to provide the Recipient with any specific information relative to any customer, regardless of whether they access Custom Collagen’s site through the link from the Recipient’s site.
b. Custom Collagen is not responsible for the failure to assign any sale or commissions to the Recipient if the same results from the improper formatting of the link from the Recipient’s web site. The Recipient should assure at all times that the link is appropriately formatted and report any problems that the Recipient may have with the same to Custom Collagen immediately.
a. Commissions will be paid to the Recipient based upon a percentage of sales made to users who access Custom Collagen’s site through the Recipient’s site. Commissions will be calculated based upon the gross sales price, but not including any shipping and handling, sales tax, special service fees such as gift wrapping or packaging, late charges, collection costs, imports/export duties, and any other payment made to Custom Collagen that is not the purchase price for the product that is purchased. Commissions will not be calculated based upon amounts that are attributable to credit card fraud, credits given to customers, bad debt right-off and returned goods. Custom Collagen reserve the right to deduct in subsequent months for any commission that Custom Collagen paid that is for a product that is subsequently returned or refunded, or for any other reason if the previous monthly commission was overpaid or later subject to reduction.
b. The percentages to be paid as commissions hereunder are currently as set forth in Schedule A at the end of this Agreement. Custom Collagen reserves the right to change and amend the commission rate structure at any time, in Custom Collagen’s sole discretion.
c. Commissions will only be paid on sales that are tracked through Custom Collagen’s online tracking system and indicate the Recipient’s web site’s link as the source. There is no right to commissions if a user later returns to Custom Collagen’s site and makes a purchase through another link or source other than through the Recipient’s web site. The Recipient has no right to commissions based upon subsequent sales, even if the customer first arrived at Custom Collagen’s site through the link from the Recipient’s site. Commissions will only be tracked and paid when the user makes a purchase on the same visit that the user visits Custom Collagen’s site from the link to its site on the Recipient’s site.
d. Custom Collagen will pay commission only upon collection by Custom Collagen. The Recipient has no right to commissions until the applicable customer has paid Custom Collagen in full. Only purchases that are made through Custom Collagen’s online ordering process will count towards commission calculations. For example, if a customer visits Custom Collagen’s web site through the link from the Recipient’s web site and instead of placing an online order calls and places an order via telephone, the Recipient will have no right to any commission from that sale.
e. Commissions will be paid to the Recipient on a weekly basis, providing the Referral is not in the grace period. Custom Collagen does not guarantee an exact date of calculation of commissions or payments. All payments will be made via Paypal sent to the email address that the Recipient supplied in the Affiliate Program Application. Custom Collagen reserves the right to amend the minimum commission payment amount at any time.
10. CUSTOMERS’ PROVENANCE
All parties who make purchases through Custom Collagen’s web site, regardless of whether they may have reached its web site through the link from the Recipient’s web site, are deemed to be Custom Collagen’s customers and not the Recipient’s customers relative to Custom Collagen’s products and services. Custom Collagen will have the right to contact these customers and send future marketing offers to them. The Recipient will have no right to commissions on subsequent purchases that may be made by these customers, except for subsequent purchases that may be traced at the time of purchase through a link from the Recipient’s web site. Additionally, all such customers and purchases will be subject to Custom Collagen policies, procedures, rules and regulations and the Recipient has no right or authority to amend or offer any different offers relative to the purchase of products from Custom Collagen’s web site. Custom Collagen however, reserves the right to amend any of its terms, conditions, policies, procedures, pricing, payment policies, collection policies, and all other items relative to Custom Collagen’s business and sale of products at any time in its sole discretion.
11. TRADEMARKS AND COPYRIGHTS
a. The Recipient will have a non-exclusive, limited term license to use the trademarks, logos, and copyrighted material that Custom Collagen provided to the Recipient for use solely on the home page that the Recipient designate in the Recipient Affiliate Program Application. The Recipient may only use the images that Custom Collagen specifically makes available to Custom Collagen Affiliate Members at the area of its web site that is specifically designated as approved images for Affiliate Program Members. The Recipient may not distribute, reproduce, modify, amend, these images in any way. The Recipient may use these images only for the purposes of promoting Custom Collagen’s web site and products on the Recipient’s web site in compliance with the Affiliate Program policies and procedures and the terms of this Agreement. The license so granted is subject to complete compliance with all terms and conditions of this Agreement and any policies Custom Collagen may create and amend from time to time regarding the Affiliate Program.
b. The Recipient will only use such items in the form, size, content, and appearance that Custom Collagen provided them to the Recipient. The Recipient is not permitted to modify them. The Recipient agrees to display these items prominently on its web site. These items may only be used in if they contain a hypertext link to Custom Collagen’s web site. This license shall immediately terminate upon the termination from the Affiliate Program. Custom Collagen may also terminate this license upon notice to the Recipient in the event that the Recipient’s use of these items is contrary to or does not conform with its standards, such standards to be determined in its sole and absolute discretion. The Recipient agrees that Custom Collagen retains all right, title and interest in and to all such materials. Custom Collagen will retain all goodwill and other value associated with any of these materials. The Recipient will not gain any trademark, copyright or other proprietary rights to such materials. The Recipient agrees not to take any action that is contrary to or inconsistent with Custom Collagen rights to these materials. The Recipient will not use these materials in any way that is damaging, defamatory, disparaging, derogatory, or negative to Custom Collagen or that paints Custom Collagen in a false or negative light. Custom Collagen may revoke the limited license granted hereunder at any time in writing to the Recipient. Upon termination or revocation, the Recipient will immediately cease from any use this material.
c. The Recipient is not permitted to use any other proprietary materials, including but not limited to trademarks, copyrights, logos, text, and any other materials that belong to Custom Collagen or to any other party and which may appear on Custom Collagen’s web site.
d. The Recipient grants to Custom Collagen a non-exclusive right and license to use the Recipient’s trademarks, trade names, service marks, business names, web page titles, slogans, logos, and copyrighted materials for the purposes of promoting, advertising, announcing, or marketing the Recipient participation in Custom Collagen Affiliate Program. The Recipient represents and warrants to Custom Collagen that no other party has any rights in and to any of these materials and that these materials do not infringe upon or otherwise interfere with the rights of any other party. The Recipient represents and warrants to be the absolute, sole and exclusive owner of all such materials and Custom Collagen of all trademark rights, copyrights, and other proprietary rights in and to the same. The Recipient represents to have the right, power, and authority to license said materials to Custom Collagen as aforesaid and that the Recipient is not under any legal or contractually limitation on the right to so license these materials. Custom Collagen has no obligation to announce, advertise, market, or promote the Recipient participation in Custom Collagen Affiliate Program, but reserves the right to do the same at its sole discretion.
12. PRODUCT AVAILABILITY
Custom Collagen cannot guarantee product availability or the term of any price or special promotion or offer.
The Recipient is responsible for all matters pertaining to the Recipient own web site including its development, maintenance, operation and placing links on the Recipient’s site in compliance with the terms of the Affiliate Program. The Recipient is completely responsible for all items that appear on its site and for assuring that such items do not infringe upon or violate the rights of any other party. Custom Collagen is not responsible for any matter pertaining to the Recipient’s site or the content thereof and the Recipient holds Custom Collagen harmless and indemnifies Custom Collagen from any and all claims, suits, threats, demands, liabilities, actions, causes of action related in any way to the Recipient’s web site and business. Such indemnity includes Custom Collagen costs and attorney fees in defending any such matter. The Recipient represents and warrants to Custom Collagen that its site does not and will not contain any materials that are illegal and that the Recipient’s site is not operated for an illegal purpose or in an illegal manner.
14. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
The Recipient hereby represents and warrants to Custom Collagen to have the complete power and authority to enter into this Agreement and that this Agreement constitutes a valid and legally enforceable agreement. The entry of this Agreement has been duly and validly authorized by all necessary corporate or other organizational actions and approvals. The Recipient’s entry of this Agreement is not prohibited by the terms of any document, is not contrary to any law, rule or regulations, and is not in violation of any court or administrative order.
The effectiveness of this Agreement shall not commence until the Recipient Affiliate Program Application is accepted by Custom Collagen. The effectiveness hereof and binding effect shall occur upon Custom Collagen acceptance of the Recipient Affiliate Program Application. This Agreement shall remain in full force and effect until terminated by the Recipient or by Custom Collagen. Either Custom Collagen or the Recipient may terminate this Agreement at any time, with or without cause, by giving the other party written notice of termination in compliance with this Agreement. Notices sent hereunder shall be via Email to the Recipient at the Email address indicated in the Recipient Affiliate Program Application. Any and all notices to the Recipient via Email at such address shall be deemed to be effective notice to the Recipient for all purposes.
The Recipient will forfeit all right to receive past commissions that may have accrued to the Recipient if this Agreement is terminated as a result of the Recipient failure to comply with the terms of this Agreement or any policies and procedures of Affiliate Program that may be established and amended by Custom Collagen in its discretion from time to time. If this Agreement is terminated for any other reason, the Recipient will have a right to receive its accrued commissions through the effective date of termination; provided, that if the Recipient total commissions due hereunder do not exceed [amount], such accrued commission shall be forfeited. Custom Collagen has the right to withhold final commission payments for sufficient time in order to assure that the amount paid to the Recipient is accurate and not subject to later adjustment for returns or any other reason. If following final payment Custom Collagen determines that the amount of commissions that the Recipient were paid was too high, as a result of subsequent returns or any other adjustment or reason, the differential shall be a debt from the Recipient to Custom Collagen and Custom Collagen shall have all legal right to receive a refund of such overpaid commission from the Recipient.
Custom Collagen reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion, to modify any terms and conditions of the Affiliate Program and the terms and conditions of this Agreement upon notice to the Recipient. Notice of any changes may be given via Email to the Recipient or by posting such changes in the Affiliate Program sections of Custom Collagen’s web site. Such changes and modifications will take effect upon transmission of Email or posting on Custom Collagen’s web site. The Recipient may terminate participation in the Affiliate Program in the event that any of these modifications are unacceptable to the Recipient and such termination shall be the Recipient sole and exclusive remedy. In the event that the Recipient continues to participate in the Affiliate Program following such modifications, the Recipient will be deemed by the Recipient continued participation to accept any and all such changes.
a. CUSTOM COLLAGEN HEREBY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES AND LIABILITY RELATED TO ANY DOWNTIME OR FAILURE FOR USERS TO BE ABLE TO ACCESS ITS WEB SITE OR TO ACCESS ITS WEB SITE USING THE LINK FROM THE RECIPIENT’S WEB SITE. FURTHERMORE, CUSTOM COLLAGEN SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR AND HEREBY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES RELATED TO ITS WEB SITE, THE AFFILIATE PROGRAM, THE RECIPIENT PARTICIPATION IN THE AFFILIATE PROGRAM, THE RECIPIENT ABILITY TO MAKE ANY COMMISSIONS OR OTHERWISE PROFIT THROUGH PARTICIPATION IN THIS AFFILIATE PROGRAM, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR ANY CLAIM MADE BASED UPON CUSTOM COLLAGEN’S COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE. CUSTOM COLLAGEN DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT ITS WEB SITE OR ANY APPLICATION, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ITS LINK TRACKING FEATURES, WILL BE ERROR FREE OR THAT THEY WILL FUNCTION WITHOUT INTERRUPTION.
b. CUSTOM COLLAGEN SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DIRECT OR INDIRECT DAMAGES OR LIABILITIES OF ANY NATURE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, LOSS PROFITS, LOST BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES; REGARDLESS OF WHETHER CUSTOM COLLAGEN WAS OR HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF THE SAME AND TOOK NO ACTION TO PREVENT THE SAME.
c. Without limiting the forgoing, CUSTOM COLLAGEN total liability for any damages arising hereunder shall never exceed the total commissions paid and payable by CUSTOM COLLAGEN pursuant to the terms hereof.
In the event that any information is disclosed to the Recipient through the Recipient participation in the Affiliate Program related in any way to Custom Collagen company and business which Custom Collagen deem to be confidential and proprietary, the Recipient agrees to hold such information in the strictest of confidence and not to disclose such information to any other party or to use any such information for the Recipient own purposes. Confidential information will include any information regarding Custom Collagen changes or modifications to this Agreement or this Affiliate Program (which Custom Collagen shall have no obligation to make) or any special treatment that the Recipient may receive (which Custom Collagen reserves the right to provide in its sole discretion to any affiliate). Confidential information shall also include any and all information related to Custom Collagen’s business, business plans, marketing plans, user statistics, financial information, pricing, profits, membership information, affiliations, sales information, and all other information which Custom Collagen considers to be confidential and proprietary.
The Recipient hereby indemnifies and holds Custom Collagen, and all of Custom Collagen stockholders, officers, directors, employees, contractors, affiliates, agents, successors and assigns harmless from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages, actions, causes of action, suits, threats, demands, settlements, including all costs and attorney fees related thereto, that Custom Collagen may incur and which are based in whole or in part upon the Recipient participation in the Affiliate Program, any claims that any of the Recipient trademarks and other proprietary material infringe upon the rights of any other party, the Recipient breach of any term, covenants, condition, representation or warranty contained in this Agreement or any policies of participation in the Affiliate Program, or any claim related directly or indirectly to the Recipient use, operation or the content of the Recipient’s web site.
21. GOVERNING LAW
This Agreement shall be interpreted under the laws of the State of Illinois. Any and all legal actions relative hereto shall be in the courts of Illinois.
22. RELATIONSHIP OF THE PARTIES
The parties hereto are independent contractors and nothing contained herein shall be interpreted as creating any relationship other than that of independent contracting parties. The parties shall not be construed as being partners, joint venturers, shareholders, employer/employee, agent/servant. The Recipient has no power or authority to bind Custom Collagen to any obligation, agreement, debt or liability. The Recipient shall not hold itself out as an agent or representative of Custom Collagen.
Notices to Custom Collagen shall be by certified mail, return receipt requested addressed to the address contained in this Agreement, or such other address that Custom Collagen provide notice of to the Recipient via Email or by posting the same on the Affiliates section of Custom Collagen web site. Notices to the Recipient shall be by Email addressed to the Email address that the Recipient provided to Custom Collagen in the Recipient Affiliate Program Application or by posting such notices on the Affiliate section of Custom Collagen’s web site. It shall be the Recipient responsibility to check the Affiliate section of Custom Collagen web site periodically to monitor all notices set forth thereon.
This Agreement is only for the benefit of the party that the Recipient list in the Affiliate Program Application. The Recipient shall have not right to assign this Agreement or any benefits or obligation hereunder to any other party or legal entity. Any attempted assignment shall be void.
25. ENTIRE AGREEMENT
This Agreement sets forth the entire agreement and understanding between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes any and all prior discussions, understandings, agreements, representations, warranties or covenants between the parties related to the subject matter hereof. This Agreement may only be amended by a writing signed by the authorized representative of each of the parties, except as otherwise set forth herein. Any waiver of a breach or default under this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of any subsequent or other breach or default and shall not serve to modify the agreements set forth herein. By submitting, entering, sending or transmitting the affiliate program registration form, the recipient wholly agrees with the agreement.
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