1. Promotional Materials
SureMembers shall make available to Affiliate certain banner advertisements, button links, text links, and/or other graphic or textual material for display and use on the Affiliate website (the “Promotional Materials”). Affiliate shall display the Promotional Materials on Affiliate’s website prominently and as Affiliate sees fit, provided that the manner of display shall be subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement. Affiliate shall also include a link from the Promotional Materials to my.suremembers.com, herein referred to as SureMembers’s website, as specified by SureMembers.
Use of Promotional Materials
The Affiliate’s use and display of the Promotional Materials on the Affiliate’s site shall conform to the following terms, conditions and specifications:
a. Affiliate may not use any graphic, textual, or other materials to promote SureMembers’s website, products or services other than the Promotional Materials unless SureMembers agrees to such other materials in writing prior to their display.
b. Affiliate may only use the Promotional Materials for the purpose of promoting SureMembers’s website (and the products and services available thereon) and for linking to my.suremembers.com.
c. Affiliate will not alter, add to, subtract from, or otherwise modify the Promotional Materials as they are prepared by SureMembers. If Affiliate wishes to alter or otherwise modify the Promotional Materials, Affiliate must obtain prior written consent from SureMembers for such alteration of modification.
d. The Promotional Materials will be used to link only to my.suremembers.com, to the specific page and address as specified by SureMembers.
SureMembers hereby grants to Affiliate a nonexclusive, non-transferable license (the “License”) to use the Promotional Materials as specified under the terms and conditions of this Agreement. The term of the License shall expire upon the expiration or termination of this Agreement.
SureMembers retains all right, ownership, and interest in the Promotional Materials, and in any copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property in the Promotional Materials. Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed to grant Affiliate any rights, ownership or interest in the Promotional Materials, or in the underlying intellectual property, other than the rights to use the Promotional Materials granted under the License, as set forth in Section 3.
5. Relationship of Parties
This Agreement shall not be construed to create any employment relationship, agency relationship, or partnership between SureMembers and Affiliate. Affiliate shall provide services for SureMembers as an independent contractor. Affiliate shall have no authority to bind SureMembers into any agreement, nor shall Affiliate be considered to be an agent of SureMembers in any respect.
Affiliate commissions terms, conditions and specifications:
a. In exchange for Affiliate’s display of the Promotional Materials, and for Affiliate’s compliance with and performance of the terms and conditions of this Agreement, SureMembers shall pay to Affiliate a commission (the “Commission”) in the amount of fixed price or a percentage of product sold to a user through a link on Affiliate’s website. The commission for each product is mentioned on their individual websites / pages. This percentage is subject to change by SureMembers at any time. Notification to Affiliate of any change in commission percentage will be given by SureMembers at the email address on hand for the Affiliate. Commission will be based on purchases made by the Affiliate referred customer for any new purchases. Commission payments do not apply to purchases made directly by Affiliate. Transactions that result in refunds or chargebacks will not be paid out.
b. SureMembers shall keep accurate and up-to-date records of the data used to determine the total amount of Commissions owed to Affiliate. Affiliate shall be given reasonable access to these records upon request, and is available through the affiliate area on the member page. Any discrepancy between the amount of Commissions owed according to these records, and the actual amount of Commissions paid to Affiliate in any period or periods shall be rectified by SureMembers within 14 days of discovering such discrepancy.
c. SureMembers shall pay all Commissions accrued and payable to Affiliate within 45 days of the referred sale. Payment is made via the Affiliate PayPal account and email address on file. The minimum amount required for the payout is $200 USD and the minimum number of referrals (sale) should be 2.
e. Affiliates are not allowed to buy stuff through their own affiliate link.
f. Affiliates are not allowed to present any kind of cashback scheme, bonus initiative, coupon discount or claim that customers can get any sort of discount by purchasing through their affiliate link.
g. Affiliate’s participation is personal, meaning that affiliates cannot have sub-affiliates or share their affiliate fees with anyone else.
h. In the event that Affiliate materially breaches this Agreement and SureMembers terminates this Agreement within 30 days of such breach, then any accrued and payable Commissions owing to Affiliate shall be forfeited, and SureMembers shall not be obligated to pay such Commissions to Affiliate.
i. In case we believe that the affiliate account is inactive, meaning it did not earn any commission or receive any visits using its referral link, then SureMembers may decide to deactivate the affiliate account, and any accrued and payable Commissions owing to Affiliate shall be forfeited, and SureMembers shall not be obligated to pay such Commissions to Affiliate. SureMembers will not use this right without providing the affiliate a notice of at least 14 days, allowing the affiliate the time to market and promote its referral links and restore its “active” status.
7. Affiliate’s Representations and Warranties
Affiliate represents and warrants the following:
a. Affiliates have the legal authority to enter into this Agreement and to be bound to the promises, covenants, and other duties set forth in this Agreement.
b. Affiliate’s website does not contain any materials that are:
- Sexually explicit, obscene, or pornographic;
- Offensive, profane, hateful, threatening, harmful, defamatory, libelous, harassing, or discriminatory (whether based on race, ethnicity, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, physical disability, or otherwise);
- Graphically violent, including any violent video game images
- Solicitous of any unlawful behavior; or
- Solicitous of any misleading behavior (i.e. invalid, expired coupons, promotions, or discounts)
- Solicitous offers, cash incentives on purchase through the affiliate link.
c. Affiliate has obtained any necessary clearances, licenses, or other permission for any intellectual property used on Affiliate’s website. Nothing on Affiliate’s website infringes upon the intellectual property rights of any person or entity. No person or entity has brought or threatened an action claiming such infringement, nor does the Affiliates have any reason to believe that any person or entity will bring or threaten such a claim in the future.
d. Affiliates will not use the Promotional Materials in any manner other than those set forth in Section 2 above.
e. Affiliate will not make any claim to ownership of the Promotional Materials or of the copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property therein.
f. Affiliate will not publish or otherwise distribute any advertising materials for Affiliate’s website that reference SureMembers or my.suremembers.com unless SureMembers gives prior written consent to the distribution of such materials. Affiliate will not use SureMembers’s name (or any name that is confusingly similar to SureMembers’s name / it’s products/services) for any purpose on its website, in its promotional materials, or in any other context except to promote my.suremembers.com as specified in this Agreement. Affiliate will not register any domain name that incorporates SureMembers’s name or that is confusingly similar to SureMembers’s name.
g. Affiliate will not engage in the distribution of any unsolicited bulk emails (spam) in any way mentioning or referencing SureMembers / its products/services or my.suremembers.com.
h. If the affiliate is using cloaked links that redirect users to our website, the redirection method MUST BE 301 redirects.
i. PPC bidding is NOT allowed without prior written permission.
j. You shall comply and ensure that all the referral activities or any third parties performing sales or referral activities done by you or on your behalf comply with all applicable foreign and domestic laws (including without limitation export laws and laws applicable to sending of unsolicited email), governmental regulations, ordinances, and judicial administrative orders. You shall not engage in any deceptive, misleading, illegal or unethical marketing activities, or activities that otherwise may be detrimental to us, our customers, or to the public.
k. Export laws and regulations of the United States and any other relevant local export laws and regulations are applicable to the SureMembers products. You declare, confirm and undertake that you are not from economic sanctions or a prohibited country by the Office of Foreign Assets (OFAC) of the USA. You will comply with the sanctions programs administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the US Department of the Treasury. You will not directly or indirectly export, re-export, or transfer the SureMembers products to prohibited countries or individuals or permit use of the SureMembers Products by prohibited countries or individuals.
8. Coupon and Deal Sites
SureMembers occasionally offers a coupon to select affiliates and to our newsletter subscribers. If you’re not pre-approved / assigned a branded coupon, then you’re not allowed to promote the coupon. Below are the terms that apply for any affiliate who is considering the promotion of our products in relation to a deal or coupon:
- Affiliates should NOT list coupon codes or discounts that are NOT exclusively provided to them.
- Affiliate should NOT promote any other coupon codes found elsewhere online.
- In case the affiliate needs an exclusive coupon, he/she should contact us.
- Affiliates may not use misleading text on affiliate links, buttons or images to imply that anything besides currently authorized deals to the specific affiliate.
- Affiliates should not mention misleading phrases implying coupons are available.
- Affiliates should not create content specifically to target the phrases “SureMembers coupon” or “SureMembers coupon”, “SureMembers discount” or SureMembers discount, or “SureMembers lifetime deal” or “SureMembers lifetime deal.”
- Affiliates should not promote an outdated/expired coupon. It is the responsibility of an affiliate to keep information updated.
- Affiliates may not generate pop-ups, pop-unders, iframes, frames, or any other seen or unseen actions that set affiliate cookies unless the user has expressed a clear and explicit interest in activating a specific saving by clicking on a clearly marked link, button or image for that particular coupon or deal. Your link must send the visitor to the merchant site.
- The user must be able to see coupon/deal/savings information and details before an affiliate cookie is set (i.e. “click here to see coupons and open a window to the merchant site” is NOT allowed).
- Affiliate sites may not have “Click for (or to see) Deal/Coupon” or any variation when there are no coupons or deals available, and the click opens the merchant site or sets a cookie. Affiliates with such text on the merchant landing page will be removed from the program immediately.
- Affiliate shall not use spammy promotion methods and advertise SureMembers on low-value websites such as sites with auto-generated content, auto-generated videos, or any content that they did not create themselves.
- If an affiliate is unsure about their website and if it falls under this category, it is the responsibility of the affiliate to fully disclose their true intention of how they will promote SureMembers when their affiliate application is submitted.
Affiliate shall indemnify SureMembers and hold harmless SureMembers from any claim, damage, lawsuit, action, complaint, or other costs arising out of any breach of Affiliate’s warranties set forth in Section 7 above. Affiliate shall also indemnify and hold harmless SureMembers for any damage, loss or other cost arising out of the use or misuse by Affiliate of the Promotional Materials.
Any information that Affiliate is exposed to by virtue of its relationship with SureMembers under this Agreement, which information is not available to the general public, shall be considered to be “Confidential SureMembers Information.” Affiliate may not disclose any confidential SureMembers Information to any person or entity, except where compelled by law, unless Affiliate obtains prior written consent for such disclosure from SureMembers.
SureMembers reserves the right to terminate any Affiliate account at any time, for any violations of this agreement or no reason.
SureMembers shall not be responsible for any taxes owed by Affiliate arising out of Affiliate’s relationship with SureMembers as set forth in this Agreement. SureMembers shall not withhold any taxes from the Commissions paid to Affiliate.
13. Limitation of Liability
SureMembers shall not be liable for any loss of profits or costs, or for any direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages, including costs associated with the procurement of substitute goods or services (whether SureMembers was or should have been aware or advised of the possibility of such damage), arising out of or associated with any loss, suspension or interruption of service, termination of this Agreement, use or misuse of the Promotional Materials, or other performance of services under this Agreement.
This Agreement may be executed in several counterparts, each of which shall constitute an original and all of which, when taken together, shall constitute one agreement.
If any part or parts of this Agreement shall be held unenforceable for any reason, the remainder of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect. If any provision of this Agreement is deemed invalid or unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction, and if limiting such provision would make the provision valid, then such provision shall be deemed to be construed as so limited.
The headings for section herein are for convenience only and shall not affect the meaning of the provisions of this Agreement.
17. Entire Agreement
This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between SureMembers and Affiliate, and supersedes any prior understanding or representation of any kind preceding the date of this Agreement. There are no other promises, conditions, understandings or other agreements, whether oral or written, relating to the subject matter of this Agreement.
18. Terms History
Last Modified: November 10, 2022