BY SUBMITTING AN AFFILIATE REQUEST YOU ARE AGREEING THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT AND THAT YOU AGREE TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS AGREEMENT.
This Agreement contains the complete terms and conditions that apply to you becoming an affiliate with the ARPBookstore. The purpose of this Agreement is to allow HTML linking between your web site and the ARPBookstore.com web site in order to track referrals. Please note that throughout this Agreement, "we," "us," and "our" refer to the ARPBookstore, and "you," "your," and "yours" refer to the affiliate. Additionally, any reference to the ARPBookstore also includes and refers to Christian Education Ministries.
2. Affiliate Obligations
2.1. To begin the enrollment process, you will submit a request to the ARPBookstore to become an affiliate. We will approve your affiliate account at our earliest convenience, and we reserve the right to re-evaluate your request at any time. We may reject your request at our sole discretion.
2.2. In order for us to accurately keep track of all guest visits from your site to ours, you must use the HTML tracking code that we provide.
2.3. It is entirely your responsibility to follow all applicable intellectual property and other laws that pertain to your site. You must have express permission to use any person's copyrighted material, whether it be a writing, an image, or any other copyrightable work. We will not be responsible (and you will be solely responsible) if you use another person's copyrighted material or other intellectual property in violation of the law or any third party rights.
3. ARPBookstore.com Rights and Obligations
3.1. We reserve the right to terminate this Agreement and your participation in our Affiliate Program immediately and without notice. If fraud or abuse is detected, we shall not be liable to you for any commissions for those sales.
3.2. This Agreement will begin upon our acceptance of your Affiliate request, and will continue unless terminated hereunder.
Either you or we may end this Agreement AT ANY TIME, with or without cause, by giving the other party written notice. Written notice can be in the form of mail, email or fax. In addition, this Agreement will terminate immediately upon any breach of this Agreement by you. If your Affiliate Account is terminated, you will not receive any remaining balance owed to you, and it shall not be re-accredited to your account should you rejoin the Affiliate Program.
We may modify any of the terms and conditions in this Agreement at any time at our sole discretion. If any modification is unacceptable to you, your only option is to end this Agreement. Your continued participation in our Affiliate Program following the posting of the new Agreement on our site will indicate your agreement to the changes.
6.1. All tracking and payment is done through our website.
6.2. All payment will be in the form of gift vouchers or gift cards which you can use to purchase ARPBookstore products.
6.3. Gift cards will be awarded through the e-mail attached to your Affiliate Account and will be given in $10 increments.
7. Promotion Restrictions
7.1. You are free to promote your own web sites, but naturally any promotion that mentions the ARPBookstore could be perceived by the public or the press as a joint effort. You should know that certain forms of advertising are always prohibited by ARPBookstore.com. For example, advertising commonly referred to as "spamming" is unacceptable to us and could cause damage to our name. Other generally prohibited forms of advertising include the use of unsolicited commercial email (UCE), postings to non-commercial newsgroups and cross-posting to multiple newsgroups at once. In addition, you may not advertise in any way that effectively conceals or misrepresents your identity, your domain name, or your return email address. You may use mailings to customers to promote the ARPBookstore so long as the recipient is already a customer or subscriber of your services or web site, and recipients have the option to remove themselves from future mailings. Also, you may post to newsgroups to promote ARPBookstore.com so long as the news group specifically welcomes commercial messages. At all times, you must clearly represent yourself and your web sites as independent from us. If it comes to our attention that you are spamming, we will consider that cause for immediate termination of this Agreement. Any pending balances owed to you will not be paid if your account is terminated.
7.2. Affiliate shall not transmit any so-called “interstitials,” “Parasiteware™,” “Parasitic Marketing,” “Shopping Assistance Application,” “Toolbar Installations and/or Add-ons,” “Shopping Wallets” or “deceptive pop-ups and/or pop-unders” to consumers from the time the consumer clicks on a qualifying link until such time as the consumer has fully exited our site. As used herein a. “Parasiteware™” and “Parasitic Marketing” shall mean an application that (a) through accidental or direct intent causes the overwriting of affiliate and non affiliate commission tracking cookies through any other means than a customer initiated click on a qualifying link on a web page or email; (b) intercepts searches to redirect traffic through an installed software, thereby causing, pop ups, commission tracking cookies to be put in place or other commission tracking cookies to be overwritten where a user would under normal circumstances have arrived at the same destination through the results given by the search (search engines being, but not limited to, Google, MSN, Yahoo, Overture, AltaVista, Hotbot and similar search or directory engines); (c) set commission tracking cookies through loading of ARPBookstore site in IFrames, hidden links and automatic pop ups that open ARPBookstore.com’s site; (d) targets text on web sites, other than those web sites 100% owned by the application owner, for the purpose of contextual marketing; (e) removes, replaces or blocks the visibility of Affiliate banners with any other banners, other than those that are on web sites 100% owned by the owner of the application.
8. Grant of Licenses
8.1. We grant to you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable right to (i) access our site through HTML links solely in accordance with the terms of this Agreement and (ii) solely in connection with such links, to use our logos, trade names, trademarks, and similar identifying material (collectively, the "Licensed Materials") that we provide to you or authorize for such purpose. You are only entitled to use the Licensed Materials to the extent that you are a member in good standing of our Affiliate Program, and you agree that all uses of the Licensed Materials will be on behalf of the ARPBookstore.
8.2. Each party agrees not to use the other's proprietary materials in any manner that is disparaging, misleading, obscene or that otherwise portrays the party in a negative light. Each party reserves all of its respective rights in the proprietary materials covered by this license. Other than the license granted in this Agreement, each party retains all right, title, and interest to its respective rights and no right, title, or interest is transferred to the other.
ARPBOOKSTORE.COM MAKES NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES REGARDING OUR SERVICE AND WEB SITE OR THE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES PROVIDED THEREIN, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF ARPBOOKSTORE.COM ABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED AND EXCLUDED. IN ADDITION, WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATION THAT THE OPERATION OF OUR SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE, AND WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR THE CONSEQUENCES OF ANY INTERRUPTIONS OR ERRORS.
10. Representations and Warranties
You represent and warrant that:
10.1. This Agreement has been duly and validly executed and delivered by you and constitutes your valid and binding obligation, enforceable against you in accordance with its terms;
10.2. You have the full right, power, and authority to enter into and be bound by the terms and conditions of this Agreement and to perform your obligations under this Agreement, without the approval or consent of any other party;
10.3. You have sufficient right, title, and interest in and to the rights granted to us in this Agreement.
11. Limitations of Liability
WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU WITH RESPECT TO ANY SUBJECT MATTER OF THIS AGREEMENT UNDER ANY CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF REVENUE OR GOODWILL OR ANTICIPATED PROFITS OR LOST BUSINESS), EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. FURTHER, NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED IN THIS AGREEMENT, IN NO EVENT SHALL ARPBOOKSTORE.COM'S CUMULATIVE LIABILITY TO YOU ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, TORT OR OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY, EXCEED THE TOTAL COMMISSION FEES PAID TO YOU UNDER THIS AGREEMENT.
You hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless ARPBookstore and Christian Education Ministries, 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").
All confidential information, including, but not limited to, any business, technical, financial, and customer information, disclosed by one party to the other during negotiation or the effective term of this Agreement which is marked "Confidential," will remain the sole property of the disclosing party, and each party will keep in confidence and not use or disclose such proprietary information of the other party without express written permission of the disclosing party.
14.1. You agree that you are an independent contractor, and nothing in this Agreement will create any partnership, joint venture, agency, franchise, sales representative, or employment relationship between you and the ARPBookstore. You will have no authority to make or accept any offers or representations on our behalf. You will not make any statement, whether on Your Site or otherwise, that reasonably would contradict anything in this Section.
14.2. Neither party may assign its rights or obligations under this Agreement to any party, except to a party who obtains all or substantially all of the business or assets of a third party.
14.3. You may not amend or waive any provision of this Agreement unless in writing and signed by both parties.
14.4. This Agreement represents the entire agreement between us and you, and shall supersede all prior agreements and communications of the parties, oral or written.
14.5. The headings and titles contained in this Agreement are included for convenience only, and shall not limit or otherwise affect the terms of this Agreement.