Terms and Conditions
You agree to the terms and conditions
(the 'Site'). This Agreement constitutes the entire and only agreement between us
and you, and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous agreements, representations,
warranties and understandings with respect to the Site, the content and computer
programs provided by or through the Site, and the subject matter of this Agreement.
This Agreement may be amended at any time by us from time to time without specific
notice to you. The latest Agreement will be posted on the Site, and you should review
this Agreement prior to each use of the Site.
The following terms and conditions (this 'Agreement') is a legal agreement between
us ('Company') and you ('You' or 'Your'), the user of the website (the 'Site').
You and Company may also be individually referred to herein as a 'Party' and collectively
as 'Parties'. You agree to use the Site and any additional services offered by Company
in the future only in accordance with this Agreement. Company reserves the right
to make changes to the Site and the terms and conditions of this Agreement at any
time. Your continued use of the Site after any such modification and notification
thereof shall constitute Your consent to such modification.
1. Background and Use of the Site.
The Site allows Company
to post offers of advertising programs sponsored by Company or its affiliates on
the system ('Program(s)'). The Programs will specify the amount and terms under
which You will receive payment ('Bounty') when the Program's requirements are fulfilled.
Bounties are generated from a specified event ('Event') identified in a Program,
such as clicks, click-throughs, sales, registrations, impressions and leads. The
definition of the Event associated with a Program is set forth in the Program's
specifications, and such definition shall govern this Agreement. If You accept a
Program, You agree to place that Program's advertising creative on Your media properties,
such as Your website, affiliated websites or email distribution lists ('Media'),
in accordance with the terms of the accepted Program. Company may change a Program
at any time unless otherwise specified upon reasonable notice to You. Similarly,
You may drop previously accepted Programs at any time unless otherwise specified.
Company is responsible for displaying and administrating all active Programs and
tracking the payments owed. Company shall compile, calculate and electronically
deliver data required to determine Your billing and compensation. Company's figures
and calculations shall be final and binding. Any questions regarding the data provided
by Company need to be submitted in writing within 30 days of receipt, otherwise
the information will be deemed accurate and accepted as such by You.
All websites, newsletters, companies, or individuals
need official approval from Company before they can become an Affiliate Partner
('Affiliate'). Only websites, affiliated websites and email distribution lists that
have been reviewed and approved are permitted to use the Site. Company reserves
the right to withhold or refuse approval for any reason, whatsoever.
A. In order t be eligible to become a Company Affiliate, all websites, affiliated
websites and email distribution lists must meet the following criteria:
B. The content of the websites, affiliated websites and email distribution
lists cannot infringe on any personal, intellectual property or copyrights including
but not limited to:
- Be content-based, not simply a list of links or advertisements, nor can the site
be centered around making money off of our Advertisers.
- Be written in English and contain only English language content.
- Have a top-level domain name.
- Cannot offer incentives to users to click on ads; incentives include but are not
limited to awarding them cash, points, prizes, contest entries, etc.
- Be fully functional at all levels; no 'under construction' sites or sections.
- Spawning process pop-ups and exit pop-ups are prohibited.
- Racial, ethnic, political, hate-mongering or otherwise objectionable content
- Investment, money-making opportunities or advice not permitted under law
- Gratuitous violence or profanity
- Material that defames, abuses, or threatens physical harm to others
- Promotion of illegal substances or activities such as illegal online gambling, how
to build a bomb, counterfeiting money, etc.
- Software Pirating (e.g., Warez, Hotline)
- Hacking or Phreaking.
- Any illegal activity whatsoever
- Any spoofing, redirecting, or trafficking from adult-related websites in an effort
to gain traffic
Company grants You a non-transferable, non-exclusive limited license, if approved,
to use the Site and any data, reports, information or analyses arising out of such
use, subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein. You acknowledge and agree
that You do not have, nor will claim any right, title or interest in the Site software,
applications, data, methods of doing business or any elements thereof. You may only
access the Site via web browser, email or in a manner approved by Company. Site
integration tags must NOT be altered. Altering tags may jeopardize Your ability
to be paid for Events.
Company actively monitors traffic for Fraud.
If we detect fraud, your account will be made inactive pending further investigation.
If you fraudulently add leads or clicks or inflate leads or clicks by fraudulent
traffic generation (as determined solely by Company, such as pre- population of
forms or mechanisms not approved by Company), you will forfeit your entire commission
for all programs and your account will be terminated. Company reserves sole judgment
in determining fraud, and you agree to this clause.
It is the OBLIGATION of the Affiliate to prove to Company that they are NOT committing
fraud. Company will hold your payment in 'Pending Status' until you have satisfactorily
provided evidence that you are not defrauding the system. We flag accounts that:
Have click-through rates that are much higher than industry averages and where solid
justification is not evident. Have ONLY click programs generating clicks with no
indication by site traffic that it can sustain the clicks reported. Have shown fraudulent
leads as determined by our clients. Use fake redirects, automated software, and/or
fraud to generate clicks or leads from our programs.
You will be paid per the occurrence of an
Event. Parties understand and agree that payment will be owed to Affiliate from
Merchant on terms of NET 30 EOM. All accounts will be paid in US dollars ($US).
No checks will be issued for any amounts less than $20 US Dollars. Every Affiliate
account must have a unique, valid taxpayer identification number (TIN) or valid
Social Security number. All payments are based on actual figures as defined, accounted
and audited by Merchant. Company will facilitate payment by disbursing the earned
portion of lump sum aggregate payments to individual Affiliates upon receipt of
payment from Merchant.'
In the event Company fails to receive payment due from Merchant it shall have no
payment obligation to Affiliate. If Merchant does not pay on time, Company will
notify Affiliate and offer its best efforts in matters related to collections. Company
will not pay for any Events that occur before a Program is initiated, or after a
Program terminates. Invoices submitted to Company and payments made to You shall
be based on the Events and corresponding Bounties as reported by Company. Company
will not be responsible to compensate You for Events that are not recorded due to
This Agreement shall commence upon Your
acceptance and remain in effect until terminated. This Agreement may be terminated
by either Party upon three (3) days' notice. This Agreement shall terminate immediately
upon the dissolution or insolvency of either Party. Company reserves the right,
in its sole and absolute discretion, to terminate a Program and remove any advertisements
at any time for any reason. Company also reserves the right to terminate Your access
to the Site at any time without notice. Reasons for termination or suspension can
include but are not limited to fraudulent, inaccurate or expired contact information
and fraudulent lead data or transactions.
Termination notice may be provided via e-mail and will be effective immediately.
All legitimate moneys due to Affiliate will be paid during the next billing cycle.
If Affiliate defrauds the system, then payment is revoked as determined solely by
The representations, warranties and obligations contained in paragraphs 5, 6, 7,
8, 9 and 10 shall remain in full force and effect after termination of this Agreement.
All payment obligations accruing prior to the termination date shall survive until
6. Representations and Warranties.
7. Customer Information; Non-Disclosure.
- You represent and warrant that: Your Media is in compliance with all applicable
laws and does not contain or promote, nor links to another website that contains,
libelous, defamatory, abusive, violent, prejudicial, obscene, sexually explicit
or illegal content;
- You agree not to send Unsolicited Commercial Email (i.e., SPAM). You cannot post
any specific messages to newsgroups, chat rooms, bulletin boards or any other places
unless expressly approved in writing from Company. You can post messages which are
generic in nature and do not mention any specific client or offer, which are expressly
approved in writing from Company;
- You agree not to promote via website or link to websites containing any pornographic,
racial, ethnic, political, software pirating (e.g. Warez) or hacking, hate-mongering,
or otherwise objectionable content;
- You agree not to engage in any illegal activity, in accordance with Federal Law,
whatsoever, is not allowed;
- You own or have the legal right to use and distribute all content, copyrighted material,
products, and services displayed on Your Media; You agree to not use deceit when
marketing Advertiser's offers or presenting these offers to consumers; You have
the right, power, and authority to enter into this Agreement and grant the rights
- You will not attempt in any way to alter, modify, eliminate, conceal, or otherwise
render inoperable or ineffective the Site tags, source codes, links, pixels, modules
or other data provided by or obtained from Company that allows Company to measure
ad performance and provide its service ('Site Data');
- If instructed to do so by Company and/or if this Agreement terminates, You will
immediately remove and discontinue the use of any Site Data;
- You acknowledge that Company does not represent, warrant, or make any specific or
implied promises as to the successful outcome of any Programs;
- You agree to display the creative exactly as it appears on the Program and will
not alter any creative that has been submitted to the Site;
- If You are notified that fraudulent activities may be occurring on your Media, and
You do not take any actions to stop the fraudulent activities, then You are responsible
for all associated costs and legal fees resulting in these fraudulent activities;
- If any errors or undesirable results occur due to no fault of Company, Company shall
not be responsible for losses and You may not be compensated.
submitted by end-user customers pursuant to a Program is proprietary to and owned
by Company or its affiliates. Such customer information is confidential and may
not be disclosed by Company. In addition, You acknowledge that all non-public information,
data and reports received from Company hereunder or as part of the services hereunder
is proprietary to and owned by Company. All proprietary information is protected
by copyright, trademark and other intellectual property law. You agree not to reproduce,
disseminate, sell, distribute or commercially exploit any proprietary information
in any manner. These non-disclosure obligations shall survive the termination of
8. Limitation of Liability; Disclaimer of Warranty.
NO EVENT SHALL COMPANY BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM YOUR USE
OF THE SITE, OPERATION OF A PROGRAM, OR YOUR DISPLAY OF ANY PROGRAM CREATIVE ON
YOUR MEDIA, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO BROKEN IMAGES, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL,
PUNITIVE AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, EVEN IF COMPANY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY
OF SUCH DAMAGES.
THE INFORMATION, CONTENT AND SERVICES ON THE SITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN 'AS IS' BASIS
WITH NO WARRANTY. YOU USE THE SITE AND RUN PROGRAMS AT YOUR OWN RISK. TO THE MAXIMUM
EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, COMPANY DISCLAIMS ALL REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF
ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO THE OPERATION OF THE SITE, THE INFORMATION,
SERVICES, AND CONTENT INCLUDED ON THE SITE AND PROVIDED BY COMPANY, INCLUDING BUT
NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE. COMPANY DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE INFORMATION ON THIS SITE
OR PROVIDED BY COMPANY IS ACCURATE, COMPLETE OR CURRENT.
You shall indemnify, defend and hold Company
harmless from and against any and all claims, allegations, liabilities, costs and
expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees) by third parties arising out of
Your: (a) improper use of the Site; (b) improper operation of a Program; or (c)
breach or violation of this Agreement. Company shall indemnify, defend and hold
You harmless from and against any and all claims allegations, liabilities, costs
and expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees) by third parties arising out
of any actual infringement of intellectual property rights resulting from Your display
of Company's advertising creative provided in connection with operating a Program.
10. Assignment and Jurisdiction.
Company may assign this
Agreement to a subsidiary or business successor. You may not assign this Agreement
without the prior written consent of Company, which shall not be unreasonably withheld.
This Agreement shall be construed and governed by the law of the state of New York.
You expressly consent to the exclusive venue and personal jurisdiction of the state
and federal courts located in New York County, New York for any actions arising
from or relating to this Agreement.
If any provision of this Agreement is
held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason, such invalidity, illegality
or unenforceability shall not effect any other provisions of this Agreement, and
this Agreement shall be construed as if such invalid, illegal or unenforceable provision
had not been contained herein.
12. Force Majeure.
Neither Party shall be liable to the
other by reason of failure or delay in the performance of its obligations hereunder
on account of Acts of God, fires, storms, war, governmental action, labor conditions,
earthquakes, natural disasters, interruption in internet service or any other cause
which is beyond the reasonable control of such Party.
13. Attorneys' Fees.
Company shall be entitled to an award
of its reasonable costs and expenses, including attorneys' fees, in any action or
proceeding arising out of this Agreement.
This Agreement contains the sole and
entire agreement and understanding between the Parties relating to the subject matter
herein, and merges all prior discussions, whether through officers, directors, salespersons,
employees or consultants. Each Party is an independent contractor and not a partner,
joint venturer or employee of the other. All notices shall be sent to the addresses
submitted by You when signing up for the service by certified mail, fax, email or
Company reserves the right to change any conditions of this contract at any time,
with or without notice.
15. IMPORTANT NOTICE:
The Can Spam Law Affiliates must
comply with The CAN SPAM Act which regulates the form (what information must be
included and the required format) commercial email must take. Specifically, The
CAN SPAM Act requires that all commercial email contain the following:
- Clear and conspicuous identification that the message is an advertisement or solicitation,
if the email is unsolicited
- Clear and conspicuous notice of the opportunity to opt-out
- A truthful subject line.
- A functioning mechanism to opt-out.
- A valid postal address for the sender.
- Labeling of unsolicited sexually explicit material.
Copyright: The content, organization, graphics, design, compilation, magnetic translation,
digital conversion and other matters related to the Site are protected under applicable
copyrights, trademarks and other proprietary (including but not limited to intellectual
property) rights. The copying, redistribution, use or publication by you of any
such matters or any part of the Site, except as allowed under 'Limited Right to
Use' below, is strictly prohibited. You do not acquire ownership rights to any content,
document or other materials viewed through the Site. The posting by Burstabit Media
of information or materials on the Site does not constitute a waiver of any right
in such information and materials.
Copyright and Service Mark Information: All trademarks are the property
of their respective owners.