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Internet Affiliate Program Agreement

This Internet Affiliate Program Agreement ("Agreement") contains the complete terms and conditions that apply to your participation in the CTSUSA.com Affiliate Program and the establishment of links from your website to "www.CTSUSA.com". You may also be referred to herein as "PARTICIPANT", "you" or "Party".

1. The Affiliate Program:

(a) As a PARTICIPANT, we will make available to you (via www.CTSUSA.com) a variety of graphic and textual links (each of these links sometimes being referred to herein as "Links" or, individually, as a "Link"), which, subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, you may display as often and in as many areas of your website(s) as you desire. The Links will serve to identify your site as a PARTICIPANT of our Affiliate Program and will establish a link from your site to CTSUSA.com. You agree that you will display on your Website only those graphic or textual images (indicating a Link) that are provided to you by CTSUSA.com.

(b) To commence the process of enrolling as a PARTICIPANT in the Affiliate Program, you will submit an online Enrollment Application as authorized by CTSUSA.com. We will evaluate your application and notify you of your acceptance or rejection; which determination shall be in our sole discretion.

2. Term:

(a) This Agreement is conditioned upon and will become effective on our acceptance of your online Enrollment Application and your acceptance of the terms of this Agreement. Either party may terminate this Agreement at any time, with or without cause by giving the other party notice of termination (email should suffice). The first twelve months following the date this Agreement becomes effective and every twelve months thereafter that this Agreement remains in full force and effect are each a "Term Year".

(b) PARTICIPANT is only eligible to earn commissions on sales which are completed during the term of this Agreement, and commissions earned through the date of termination will be payable only if the related purchases are not canceled or returned. CTSUSA.com may withhold PARTICIPANT'S final payment for a reasonable time (no more than 90 days) to ensure that the correct amount is paid.

3. Commissions:

(a) For products that are purchased by consumers via links to CTSUSA.com’s website from a PARTICIPANTS website and for which CTSUSA.com has received full payment (for each "Qualifying Purchase"), PARTICIPANT will receive a 5% commission of Gross Sales. Gross sales includes shipping and tax! Any charge backs or discounts are subtracted from this Gross Sales total. Schools and Non-Profit Organizations will receive a 7% commission share on all referrals.

(b) A qualifying purchase is defined as a new customer coming in through a qualified link at a PARTICIPANTS website.  This is tracked via a 90 day cookie.  No more than one affiliate will be paid per sale, and the qualifying affiliate will be the first referral within the previous 90 days at receipt of payment.

(c) No affiliate string is needed for tracking; just a link to http://www.CTSUSA.com will suffice.  After signing up and adding a link to our website, the PARTICIPANT is responsible for testing this link for accuracy.

(d) CTSUSA.com will pay you or cause you to be paid, within thirty (30) days after the end of each calendar month in accordance with the above mentioned commission structure provided total commissions due you for such month exceed Twenty Five Dollars ($25.00). The check will be for the applicable commission (less any taxes required to be withheld pursuant to applicable law). For any calendar month in which your commissions do not exceed $25.00, then CTSUSA.com shall have the option to pay same or to withhold such payment and add such commissions to the next calendar month for which you are entitled to receive a commission check.

(e) Affiliate program cannot be combined with reseller or quantity discounts.

4. Legal Compliance:

PARTICIPANT shall operate its Website and render its services in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, and PARTICIPANT will be solely responsible for obtaining all required governmental authorizations necessary for its Website and the full performance of your services as provided for under this Agreement. PARTICIPANT hereby further represents and warrants that: (a) If a corporation, it is a corporation duly organized and validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the state of your incorporation; (b) it has  full power and authority to enter into this Agreement and to perform its obligations hereunder; (c) it has obtained all permits, licenses, and other governmental authorizations and approvals required for its performance under this Agreement; (d) the services to be rendered by PARTICIPANT under this Agreement neither infringes nor violates any patent, copyright, trade secret, trademark, or other proprietary right of any third party; (e) this Agreement has been duly and validly executed and delivered by PARTICIPANT and constitutes legal, valid and binding obligation, enforceable against PARTICIPANT in accordance with its terms; (f) the execution, delivery and performance by PARTICIPANT of this Agreement, and the consummation by it 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 it is subject, (ii) any order, judgment or decree applicable to PARTICIPANT or binding upon its assets or properties; (iii) any provision of PARTICIPANT'S by-laws or certificate of incorporation, or (iv) any agreement or other instrument applicable to PARTICIPANT or binding upon its assets or properties; (g) PARTICIPANT is the sole and exclusive owner of PARTICIPANT'S Marks, as defined herein, and has the right and power to grant CTSUSA.com the license to use PARTICIPANT'S Marks 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 it or binding upon its assets or properties, or (ii) infringe upon any trademark, trade name, service mark, copyright, or other proprietary right of any person or entity; (h) no consent, approval, authorization of, or exemption by, or filing with, any governmental authority or any third parties is required to be obtained or made by you in connection with the execution, delivery, and performance of this Agreement, or the taking by it of any other action contemplated hereby; and (i) there is not pending, or to the best of PARTICIPANT'S knowledge, any threatened claim, action, or proceeding against PARTICIPANT, or any of its affiliates, with respect to the execution, delivery or consummation of this Agreement, or with respect to its Marks, and, to the best of its knowledge, there is no basis for any such claim, action or proceeding.

5. Maintenance.

(a) PARTICIPANT shall monitor and periodically test the general availability and operation of your Website. PARTICIPANT represents and warrants that its Website will perform adequately so that customers will be able to shop for CTSUSA.com’s Products.

(b) PARTICIPANT is solely responsible for the development, operation and maintenance of its Website and for all materials and content that appear on PARTICIPANT'S Website. Such responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the technical operation of PARTICIPANT'S Website and all related equipment; the accuracy and propriety of all materials and content posted on PARTICIPANT'S site; and ensuring that materials and content posted on your Website will not (i) violate any laws, rules or regulations; (ii) violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party including, without limitation, copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights or right of publicity or privacy; (iii) be lewd, pornographic, sexually explicit, or obscene; (iv) violate any laws regarding unfair competition, anti-discrimination or false advertising; (v) promote violence or contain hate speech, (vi) contain viruses, trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots or other similar harmful or deleterious program routines; or (vii) be libelous, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, derogatory or otherwise illegal or objectionable to CTSUSA.com (viii) Site will not be a homepage or a personal website created through free webspace offered by 3rd parties; (ix) automatic redirects disallowed; (x) sites seeking rankings for our company name (“CTSUSA.com”) or variations will be cancelled immediately; (xi) rating sites where we earn our reputation disallowed; (xii) spamming via email or search engines disallowed (CTSUSA.com’s strict discretion); (xiii) cookie stuffing will forfeit all current and past commission and CTSUSA.com will pursue collection by any means we deem necessary; (xiv) cloaking will result in immediate termination of contract and all payments will be withheld at once.

(c) CTSUSA.com disclaims all liability for all matters set forth in Section 5(b). Further, PARTICIPANT will indemnify and hold CTSUSA.com, its parent company, subsidiaries, affiliates and their respective officers, directors, shareholders and employees free and harmless against and from all claims, damages, losses, liabilities and expenses (including, without limitation, attorneys' fees) relating to the development, operation, maintenance, and contents of PARTICIPANT'S Website.

(d) CTSUSA.com reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to monitor PARTICIPANT'S Website, at any time and from time to time, to ascertain whether PARTICIPANT is in compliance with the terms of this Agreement.

6. Fulfillment:

CTSUSA.com will fulfill all fully paid orders for Products in accordance with CTSUSA.com’s customary business practices. CTSUSA.com shall be solely responsible for fulfilling all orders placed by a customer as a direct result of the Links. CTSUSA.com’s Products offered through the Links will be supported by the same favorable warranty and return policy for such Products as offered through other CTSUSA.com’s channels. Customers who purchase through the Affiliate Program are deemed to be customers of CTSUSA.com.   Accordingly, all of CTSUSA.com rules, policies, and operating procedures concerning customer orders, customer service, and use of customer names and information, will apply to those customers.

7. Promotion:

Any promotional activities you may wish to engage in that requires the prior written consent of CTSUSA.com’s PARTICIPANT shall not create, publish, distribute, or permit any written material that makes reference to CTSUSA.com without first submitting such material to CTSUSA.com and receiving written consent thereto.

8. Licenses:

(a) CTSUSA.com grants to PARTICIPANT a non-exclusive, non-transferable, royalty-free, revocable license to (i) access the CTSUSA.com Website through the Links solely in accordance with the terms of this Agreement and (ii) solely in connection with such Links, to use CTSUSA.com’s logos, trade name, trademarks, service marks and similar identifying material relating to CTSUSA.com (collectively the "Marks"), for the sole purpose of selling Products on your Website for CTSUSA.com (but only in the form(s) as they appear on CTSUSA.com Website). You may not alter, modify, amend, or change the Marks in any way. You are only entitled to use the Marks to the extent that this Agreement remains in full force and effect. The use of any such Marks requires the prior written approval of CTSUSA.com in all instances.

(b) PARTICIPANT shall not make any specific use of any Marks of CTSUSA.com for purposes other than selling Products on PARTICIPANT'S Website for CTSUSA.com, without first submitting a sample of such proposed use to CTSUSA.com, and obtaining the prior written consent of CTSUSA.com’s PARTICIPANT agrees not to use the Marks in any manner that is disparaging or otherwise portrays CTSUSA.com in a negative light. CTSUSA.com reserves all of its rights in the Marks and all of their other proprietary rights. No right, property, license or interest in any Marks is intended to be given to or acquired by PARTICIPANT by the execution or the performance of this Agreement. CTSUSA.com may revoke this license at any time, by giving you written notice. PARTICIPANT may not alter, modify, or change the Marks in any way.

(c) All intellectual and proprietary property and information, supplied or developed by CTSUSA.com shall be and remain the sole and exclusive property of CTSUSA.com. Upon termination of this Agreement, PARTICIPANT shall return to CTSUSA.com any and all such property and information it received from CTSUSA.com and immediately cease use of CTSUSA.com’s Marks. Participant agrees not to contest or challenge CTSUSA.com’s Marks or to use any confusingly similar marks.

(d) PARTICIPANT grants to CTSUSA.com a non-exclusive, non-transferable, royalty-free license to access the PARTICIPANT Website through the Links; and (ii) use PARTICIPANT'S trade name, titles, logos, trademarks, service marks, products and similar identifying material relating to PARTICIPANT (the "PARTICIPANT'S Marks"), to advertise, market, promote and publicize in any manner this Agreement, the transactions contemplated hereunder or CTSUSA.com rights hereunder; provided, however, that CTSUSA.com shall not be required to advertise, market, promote or publicize, in any manner, this Agreement, the transactions contemplated hereunder, or PARTICIPANT'S Marks.

9. Confidentiality:

Pursuant to this Agreement, the Parties may disclose to one another certain information ("Information") which is considered by the disclosing party to be proprietary or confidential information, including, without limitation, the term of this Agreement, business, marketing and financial information, customer and vendor lists, and pricing and sales information. All such Information shall remain the sole property of the disclosing party, and its confidentiality shall be maintained and protected by the receiving party with the same degree of care as the receiving party uses for its own confidential and proprietary Information and the receiving party shall not disclose such Information to any third party without the consent of the disclosing party. The restrictions of the use or disclosure of any Information shall not apply to any information: (i) after it has become generally available to the public without breach of this agreement by the receiving party; (ii) is independently developed by receiving party; (iii) is rightfully in the receiving party's possession prior to disclosure to it by the disclosing party; (iv) is rightfully received by receiving party from a third party without duty of confidentiality; or (v) is disclosed under operation of law or pursuant to legal or regulatory process.

10. Liability:

CTSUSA.com shall not have any liability hereunder for any indirect, special, punitive or consequential damages including, without limitation, loss of profit or business opportunities, whether or not CTSUSA.com knew or should have known that such damage might be incurred furthermore, CTSUSA.com aggregate liability arising with respect to this agreement and the transactions contemplated hereunder whether in contract, tort or any other theory of recovery shall not exceed the total commissions paid or payable to participant under this agreement.

11. Indemnification:

PARTICIPANT agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless CTSUSA.com, its parent company, subsidiaries, affiliates, successors and assigns and their respective officers, directors, shareholders and employees, from and against any and all losses, liabilities, damages, actions, claims, expenses and costs including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys' fees, which result or arise from or are based on (i) the negligence of PARTICIPANT, its agents, servants and/or employees, (ii) PARTICIPANT'S breach of this Agreement or any of the terms hereunder, (iii) any misrepresentation of a representation or warranty, or breach of a covenant or agreement made by PARTICIPANT herein, or in the Enrollment Application, (iv) any claim that CTSUSA.com use of PARTICIPANT'S Marks infringe on any trademark, trade name, service mark, copyright, license, intellectual property, or other proprietary right of any third party, or (v) any claim related to PARTICIPANT'S Website, including, without limitation, content therein not contributed directly by CTSUSA.com.

12. Independent Parties:

Nothing contained herein shall imply any partnership, joint venture or agency relationship between the Parties and neither Party shall have the power to obligate or bind the other in any manner whatsoever, except to the extent herein specifically provided.

13. Binding Effect; Benefit:

This Agreement shall inure to the benefit of and be binding upon the Parties hereto and their respective successors and assigns. Nothing in this Agreement, expressed or implied, is intended to confer on any person or entity other than the Parties hereto or their respective successors and assigns, any rights, remedies, obligations or liabilities under or by reason of this Agreement.

14. Severability:

If any provision of this Agreement shall be declared by any court of competent jurisdiction to be illegal, void or unenforceable, all other provisions of this Agreement shall not be affected and shall remain in full force and effect.

15. Notices:

Any notices required or permitted under this Agreement shall be sent electronically to PARTICIPANTS e-mail and to sales@CTSUSA.com and shall be deemed duly made and received when sent.

16. Force Majeure:

Except as otherwise expressly provided in this Agreement, CTSUSA.com shall not be liable for any breach of this Agreement or for any delay or failure of performance resulting from any cause beyond such Party's reasonable control, including without limitation, the weather, strikes or labor disputes, war, terrorist acts, riots or civil disturbances, government regulations, acts of civil or military authorities, or acts of God.

17. Entire Agreement:

This Agreement constitutes (a) the binding agreement between the Parties; (b) represents the entire agreement between the Parties relating to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior agreements; and (c) may not be modified or amended except in writing signed the Parties. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, CTSUSA.com may modify and change any of the terms and conditions of this Agreement, at any time in its sole discretion. PARTICIPANT will be notified by E-mail. Modifications and changes may include, without limitation, changes in the scope of available commission fees and payment procedures. If any modification or change is unacceptable to PARTICIPANT, PARTICIPANT'S only recourse is to terminate this Agreement. Your continued participation in the Program following the sending of the above E-mail, or a new agreement, will constitute binding acceptance of the modification or change.

18. Governing Law:

This Agreement shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California without regard to conflicts of law principles thereof.

19. Arbitration; Venue;

Each Party hereby agrees to submit to binding arbitration in Los Angeles, CA, all disputes or controversies arising out of or in conjunction with this Agreement in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) then in effect and judgment upon the award shall be final and unappealable and may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. If the AAA does not have an office in Los Angeles, CA, then the arbitration shall be held in an office of the AAA Orange County, CA. Nothing contained herein shall, however, be construed to limit or preclude CTSUSA.com from bringing any action in any court of competent jurisdiction for injunctive or other provisional relief as CTSUSA.com may deem to be necessary or appropriate against conduct or threatened conduct by PARTICIPANT. Venue for purposes of any action brought in connection with or arising out of this Agreement shall be conclusively presumed to be in the State of California of Los Angeles County and the Parties hereby irrevocably consent to jurisdiction in the California State courts and the U.S. Federal courts in said state and county.

20. Independent Investigation:

Participant acknowledges that it has read this agreement and agrees to all of its terms and conditions.  You understand that CTSUSA.com may at any time, directly or indirectly, solicit customer referrals and enter into similar agreements on terms that may be the same, similar or differ from those contained in this agreement or enter into an agreement with competitors of participant, or may operate websites that are similar to or compete with participant’s website. Participant has independently evaluated the desirability of participating in the transactions contemplated hereunder and it is not relying on any representation, guarantee, or statement other than specifically set for in this agreement.

21. No Guarantee:

CTSUSA.com makes no express or implied warranties or representations with reference to the transactions and services contemplated hereunder including, without limitation warranties of fitness for a particular purpose, merchantability, non-infringement, or any implied warranties arising out of performance, dealing or trade usage.  In addition, CTSUSA.com makes no representation that the operation of CTSUSA.com website will be uninterrupted or error-free and CTSUSA.com will not be liable for any consequences whatsoever of any interruptions or errors.  Furthermore, CTSUSA.com makes no representation, warranty or guarantee as to the amount of commissions to be paid to participant hereunder, or as to any asset or profitability, if any or other benefit participant may derive hereunder, if any.

22. Survival:

Sections 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 18, 19, 20, 21, and 22 of this Agreement shall survive the termination or expiration of this Agreement.

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