WHEREAS, EdibleGiftsPlus.com has established an Affiliate Program for the purpose of (i) allowing affiliates to advertise and promote EdibleGiftsPlus.com’s products on their web sites, (ii) establishing links from affiliates’ sites to EdibleGiftsPlus.com’s website for the purpose of allowing users of affiliate sites to purchase products from EdibleGiftsPlus.com; and
WHEREAS, you desire to be accepted by EdibleGiftsPlus.com as an affiliate in the Affiliate Program, and to advertise and promote EdibleGiftsPlus.com’s products on your web site and to allow users of your site to link to EdibleGiftsPlus.com’s site for the purpose of purchasing EdibleGiftsPlus.com’s products, among other things;
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the covenants and premises contained herein, the parties agree as follows:
Incorporation of Preamble and Recitals.
The above preamble and recitals are incorporated by reference in, and made part of, this Agreement.
Enrollment in the Affiliate Program
To enroll in the Affiliate Program, you must submit a complete Affiliate Program Application, which will be emailed to affiliate. EdibleGiftsPlus.com will evaluate your application and will notify you via the e-mail address listed in your Application of its acceptance or rejection of you as an affiliate. EdibleGiftsPlus.com may reject your application for any reason or for no reason in its sole discretion. EdibleGiftsPlus.com will reject your application if it determines, in its sole discretion, that your site includes anything that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, defamatory, obscene, harassing, discriminatory, or otherwise objectionable. If EdibleGiftsPlus.com rejects your application, you may reapply for participation in the Affiliate Program at any time.
FTC Disclosure Requirements
You shall include a disclosure statement within any and all pages/posts where affiliate links for the EdibleGiftsPlus.com affiliate program are posted as an endorsement or review, and where it is not clear that the link is a paid advertisement. This disclosure statement should be clear and concise, stating that you are being compensated by EdibleGiftsPlus.com for your review or endorsement. If you received the product for free from EdibleGiftsPlus.com, or the affiliate management team for review, this also must be stated in your disclosure.
You shall not purchase search engine keywords or domain names that use EdibleGiftsPlus.com’s” trademark “EdibleGiftsPlus.com” and/or certain variations and mispellings thereof. You shall not purchase or register keywords, AdWords, search terms, domain names, or other identifying terms that include the word “EdibleGiftsPlus.com” or certain variations and mispellings thereof for use in any search engine, portal, sponsored advertising service or other search or referral service. Specifically, this policy prohibits You from:
Bidding on EdibleGiftsPlus.com’s trademark, “EdibleGiftsPlus.com”, and any keyword string that includes this term. For example, “EdibleGiftsPlus.com Baked Goods”, “Edible Gifts Plus”, “EdibleGifts Plus”, “EdibleGiftsPlus.com Decorate Oreos”, etc.
Bidding on variations of EdibleGiftsPlus.com’s trademark: for example “Lanadil”, “EdibleGiftsPlus.com”, www.edgiftsplus.com”, “EdibleGiftsPlus.com”, “, www.ediblegiftsplus.com”, “ww.ediblegiftsplus.com”, “www,ediblegiftsplus.com”, “wwwediblegiftsplus.com”, etc.
Purchasing domain names based on EdibleGiftsPlus.com’s trademarks or variations of EdibleGiftsPlus.com trademark: for example “PlusGiftsEdible.com”, “EdibleGiftsPluses.com”, etc.
You are permitted to bid on the key phrases “EdibleGiftsPlus.com Coupons”, “EdibleGiftsPlus Discounts”
Affiliates found in violation of this policy will be immediately terminated from the program and will forfeit all commissions.
We will refuse all applications or signups from affiliates which we believe participate in spyware, adware or parasiteware techniques for driving traffic. We reserve the right to research and investigate affiliates and their activities and, at our own discretion, determine whether or not these practices are in place. Affiliates found in violation of this policy will be immediately terminated from the program and will forfeit all commissions.
As an affiliate, EdibleGiftsPlus.com will make available to you, via the Shareasale.com site, a variety of graphic and textual images (the “Images”) that serve to identify your site as a member of the Affiliate Program and will establish links from your site to EdibleGiftsPlus.com (the “Links”). You may, subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, display Links as often and in as many areas on your site as you desire. You shall cooperate fully with EdibleGiftsPlus.com in establishing and maintaining Links. You may display in your site only those Images provided to you by EdibleGiftsPlus.com. EdibleGiftsPlus.com may discontinue use of or replace Images at any time and from time to time in its sole discretion. Upon request, you shall remove any Image from your site and replace it with a new Image provided by EdibleGiftsPlus.com. All Links must be displayed prominently in relevant sections of your site. Links may be modified or expanded from time to time upon agreement between you and EdibleGiftsPlus.com, however, the banner link code cannot at any time be modified by the affiliate, doing so will not allow proper reporting of traffic sent through such banner link code. Each Link connecting users of your site to an area of EdibleGiftsPlus.com will in no way alter the look, feel, or functionality of EdibleGiftsPlus.com. EdibleGiftsPlus.com may monitor your site at any time and from time to time to determine if you are in compliance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
EdibleGiftsPlus.com shall be responsible for providing all information necessary to allow you to make appropriate Links from your site to EdibleGiftsPlus.com. EdibleGiftsPlus.com shall (i) process all orders (which includes order entry, payment processing, shipping, handling cancellations and returns, and related customer service) from users who link from your site, (ii) track the volume and amount of sales generated by Links from your site, and (iii) provide information to affiliates regarding sales statistics.
You will be solely responsible for the development, operation and maintenance of your site and for all materials that appear on your site, including, without limitation: the technical operation of your site and all related equipment; the accuracy and appropriateness of materials posted on your site; ensuring that materials posted on your site do not violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party (including, but not limited to, copyrights, trademarks, privacy, or other personal or proprietary rights); ensuring that materials posted on your site are not libelous, defamatory, misleading, false or deceptive or otherwise illegal; ensuring that your site and your business practices do not include any of the activities of unsuitable sites listed in Section 2 above.
You agree to keep your Application updated with current and accurate information.
You agree to pay and be responsible for all costs and expenses you may incur in connection with the Affiliate Program or your performance under this Agreement.
EdibleGiftsPlus.com is not obligated to make any representations, warranties or other statements concerning you, your site, any of your products or services, or your site policies.
Contests and Promotions
As an affiliate, provided you perform in accordance with this Agreement, you shall be entitled to participate in and promote on your site special promotions EdibleGiftsPlus.com may offer, and, in connection therewith, such promotions shall be available to users of your site.
EdibleGiftsPlus.com shall pay you 10% commission for the purchase made by users of your site who link to EdibleGiftsPlus.com. No commissions shall be paid for product that is returned for any reason or for which EdibleGiftsPlus.com is unable to collect the purchase price of the product. Commissions will be paid only on orders received during the term of this Agreement. Affiliates will be paid the respective commission amount depending on their order performance through the calendar year.
Shareasale.com handles all commission payments. Please visit Shareasale.com for more information regarding minimum payouts and timing of payments.
Reports of Sales
You will be given a password and shall have the ability to enter a password-protected site to receive your sales statistics.
Policies and Pricing
Users who buy EdibleGiftsPlus.com’s products through the Affiliate Program are customers of EdibleGiftsPlus.com. Accordingly, all of EdibleGiftsPlus.com’s policies (including prices and pricing policies), and operating procedures concerning customer orders, customer service, and product sales shall apply. EdibleGiftsPlus.com may change its policies and operating procedures at any time. EdibleGiftsPlus.com reserves the right to change prices of products at any time and from time to time. Except as may be permitted by EdibleGiftsPlus.com you may not include price information in your product descriptions.
You understand and agree that EdibleGiftsPlus.com shall be the sole owner of any and all data and information EdibleGiftsPlus.com (or its representatives) obtains or gathers from, or in connection with, end users visiting or transacting business on the EdibleGiftsPlus.com site or otherwise transacting business with EdibleGiftsPlus.com, including without limitation, all transaction, usage and preference data.
You shall not create, publish, distribute, or permit any written material that makes reference to EdibleGiftsPlus.com or the Affiliate Program without first submitting such material to EdibleGiftsPlus.com and receiving its written consent.
Licenses and Use of the EdibleGiftsPlus.com Logos and Trademarks
EdibleGiftsPlus.com grants you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable right to (i) access EdibleGiftsPlus.com through the Links solely in accordance with the terms of this Agreement, and (ii) solely in connection with such Links, to use the EdibleGiftsPlus.com trademark and logo and similar identifying material relating to EdibleGiftsPlus.com (but only in the form(s) that they appear on EdibleGiftsPlus.com’s Shareasale.com pages) (collectively, the “Licensed Materials”), for the sole purpose of promoting EdibleGiftsPlus.com products on your site. You may not copy, except as expressly set forth in this Agreement, distribute, alter, modify, reverse engineer, or create derivative works from the Licensed Materials. EdibleGiftsPlus.com may revoke your license at any time by giving you written notice. Any goodwill arising out of your use of the Licensed Materials shall inure to the benefit of EdibleGiftsPlus.com only.
You shall not make any specific use of any Licensed Materials for purposes other than promoting EdibleGiftsPlus.com’s products on your site. You agree not to use the Licensed Materials in a manner that is misleading or deceptive or disparages EdibleGiftsPlus.com, its site, the Affiliate Program or EdibleGiftsPlus.com’s products or services or that otherwise portrays EdibleGiftsPlus.com, in its discretion, in a negative light. EdibleGiftsPlus.com reserves all rights in the Licensed Materials. At no time during the Term or thereafter will you challenge, or assist others in challenging, the validity of the EdibleGiftsPlus.com Licensed Materials or the registration thereof or attempt to register any confusingly similar trademarks, service marks, logos, trade names or domain names. Except for the limited license set forth above in Subsection (a) of this Section 12, no license or other rights to the EdibleGiftsPlus.com’s Licensed Materials will be deemed granted to you hereunder or in connection with the Affiliate Program, by implication, estoppel or otherwise.
You grant to EdibleGiftsPlus.com a non-exclusive license to use your names, titles, logos, and trademarks (the “Affiliate Trademarks”), to advertise, market, promote, and publicize in any manner your participation in the Affiliate Program, and/or EdibleGiftsPlus.com’s rights hereunder. Notwithstanding the foregoing, EdibleGiftsPlus.com is not obligated to advertise, market, promote, or publicize your participation in the Affiliate Program, the existence of the Affiliate Program, or any other aspect of the Affiliate Program.
The licenses granted hereunder shall run concurrently with the term of this Agreement.
Obligations Regarding Your Site
You, at your sole cost and expense, shall develop, operate, and maintain your site and all materials that appear on your site, which development, operation and maintenance shall include, without limitation, 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 EdibleGiftsPlus.com; assuring the accuracy and propriety of all materials and information posted on your site; 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, and all other actions necessary to operate and maintain your site.
Term and Termination
The term of this Agreement will begin as of the date EdibleGiftsPlus.com notifies you that EdibleGiftsPlus.com has accepted you as an affiliate and will end when terminated by either party. Either you or EdibleGiftsPlus.com may terminate this Agreement at any time, with or without cause, by giving the other party written notice of termination.
EdibleGiftsPlus.com may modify any of the terms and conditions contained in this Agreement at any time in its discretion. You will be notified of any changes via email by a change notice. If you do not agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of any modification to this Agreement, you may terminate this Agreement by giving written notice to EdibleGiftsPlus.com. Your continued participation in the Affiliate Program following any notice of a modification of this Agreement shall constitute your binding acceptance of the Agreement as modified.
Relationship of Parties
You and EdibleGiftsPlus.com are independent contractors, and nothing in this Agreement shall be construed to create any partnership, joint venture, agency, franchise, sales representative, or employment relationship between the parties. You have no authority to make or accept any offers or representations on behalf of EdibleGiftsPlus.com. You may not make any statement, whether on your site or otherwise, that contradicts anything contained in this Section.
EdibleGiftsPlus.com makes no express or implied warranties or representations with respect to the Affiliate Program, EdibleGiftsPlus.com, or any EdibleGiftsPlus.com products 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. EdibleGiftsPlus.com makes no representation that the operation of EdibleGiftsPlus.com will be uninterrupted or error free, and EdibleGiftsPlus.com shall not be liable for the consequences of any interruptions or errors.
Representations and Warranties
You hereby represent and warrant that:
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.
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.
You are the sole and exclusive owner of the Affiliate Trademarks and have the right and power to grant licenses 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.
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.
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 the Affiliate Trademarks, and, to the best of your knowledge, there is no basis for any such claim, action, or proceeding.
Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement or with the consent of the other party hereto, each of the parties hereto agrees that all information including, without limitation, the terms of this Agreement, business and financial information, customer and vendor lists, and pricing and sales information, concerning EdibleGiftsPlus.com or you, respectively, or any other affiliate, provided by or on behalf of any of them shall remain strictly confidential and secret and shall not be utilized, directly or indirectly, by such party for its own business purposes or for any other purpose except and solely to the extent that any such information is generally known or available to the public through a source or sources other than such party hereto or its affiliates. Notwithstanding the foregoing, each party is hereby authorized to deliver a copy of any such information (a) to any person pursuant to a subpoena issued by any court or administrative agency, (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 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.
Limitation of Liability
EdibleGiftsPlus.com SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR ANY LOSS OF REVENUE, PROFITS, OR DATA, ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT OR THE AFFILIATE PROGRAM, EVEN IF ITS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. YOUR SOLE REMEDY AVAILABLE WITH RESPECT TO THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY BREACH BY EdibleGiftsPlus.com HEREOF SHALL BE TO TERMINATE THIS AGREEMENT.
You shall indemnify and hold harmless EdibleGiftsPlus.com 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 EdibleGiftsPlus.com’s use of the Affiliate Trademarks infringes 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 EdibleGiftsPlus.com.
EdibleGiftsPlus.com shall indemnify you against Losses that arise out of any claim that your use of the Images provided to you by EdibleGiftsPlus.com infringe any rights of a third party; provided that the Images have not been modified by anyone other than EdibleGiftsPlus.com.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ THIS AGREEMENT AND AGREE TO ALL ITS TERMS AND CONDITIONS. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT EdibleGiftsPlus.com MAY AT ANY TIME (DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY) SOLICIT POTENTIAL AFFILIATES ON TERMS THAT MAY DIFFER FROM THOSE CONTAINED IN THIS AGREEMENT OR OPERATE WEB SITES THAT ARE SIMILAR TO OR COMPETE WITH YOUR WEB SITE. YOU HAVE INDEPENDENTLY EVALUATED THE DESIRABILITY OF PARTICIPATING IN THE AFFILIATE PROGRAM AND ARE NOT RELYING ON ANY REPRESENTATION, GUARANTY, OR STATEMENT OTHER THAN AS SET FORTH IN THIS AGREEMENT.
This Agreement will be governed by the laws of the United States and the State of New Jersey, 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 The State of New Jersey, and you irrevocably consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts.
You may not assign this Agreement, by operation of law or otherwise, without the prior written consent of EdibleGiftsPlus.com. 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. This Agreement contains the complete understanding between the parties pertaining to the subject matter hereof. EdibleGiftsPlus.com’s failure to enforce strict performance of any provision of this Agreement will not constitute a waiver of its right to subsequently enforce such a provision or any other provision of this Agreement. Should any one or more provisions of this Agreement be determined illegal or unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction, all other provisions shall remain effective.