Affiliate Terms Of Service
Plain English - Rights and Rules (Do's & Don'ts)
BH Cosmetics wants this relationship to be mutually beneficial, so let's make sure we understand each other.
1 Brand Bidding. NO BRAND BIDDING! No Bidding on Our Trademark, No Bidding on Our Trademark + Keyword. No Bidding on Misspellings of BH Cosmetics.You will lose all commissions for the month and face automatic suspension or removal from the program. BH Cosmetics may make exceptions, however this must be approved by the Affiliate Manager.
2.Cookie Stuffing. DO NOT COOKIE STUFF! Do not overwrite another affiliate's cookie unless the customer comes through your site to BHCosmetics.com. You will lose all commissions for the month and face suspension.
3.Typo-Squatting. Do Not Typo-Squat! Do not purchase domain names with misspellings of BH Cosmetics in order to receive commissions.
4. Spam. Do not spam customers.
5. Trademark Infringement. Do not use BH Cosmetics trademark without permission. Banners, Ad Copy, & Logos that we provide are okay.
6. Adware and Spyware. Do not use Adware or Spyware to attract customers to BH Cosmetics.
7. Inappropriate Site Content. Do not promote: pornographic material, violence, discrimination, illegal activities, weight loss strategies or supplements, investment strategies, credit cards, or insurance.
8. Use text, images or logos from BHCosmetics.com. Do not take product description text from the BH Cosmetics website this will hurt both of our search engine rankings! Use the unique text from the Data Feeds that we
9. Trademark Misuse in Social Media. Do not title your social media site as an "Official" BH Cosmetics Site. This misleads the customer about the nature of our affiliation. Do not post your links on BH Cosmetics' Offical websites or Social Properties.
10. Misuse of Exclusive Coupon Codes. Do not promote a coupon code on your site unless the code is provided to you directly from BH Cosmetics. You may not pull coupon codes off of other affiliate sites and promote them as your own. Affiliates who misuse coupon codes may have commissions on resulting sales revoked.
1. Update Ads & Banners. We will constantly update our ads and banners and expire old ads and banners. If you maintain the most current ads and banners, customers will thank you and you will get paid!
2. Coupons: Use our coupons, customers love a great deal!
3. Data Feeds: Utilize the description and product text from our Data Feeds to promote products. Our Data Feed is frequently updated.
4. Deep Link: Use Deep Links to direct customers to the product of their interest.
5. Social Media: Utilize Social Media platforms. You're our Ambassador!
6. Toolbar Downloads: Toolbar Downloads are okay, IF, the customer is aware of their rights in downloading your Software. MAKE SURE YOU ARE NOT OVERWRITING COOKIES EXCEPT THROUGH A CUSTOMER-INITIATED CLICK.
This Publisher Agreement ("Agreement") is made between you, the Publisher, ("You") and BH Cosmetics("We" or "Us"). Neither LinkShare Corporation nor any of its corporate affiliates are parties to this Agreement.
Both parties desire to establish the general terms and conditions which shall govern advertising and commission arrangements between You and Us resulting from our participation in the LinkShare Network (B2C).
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
In consideration of the promises set forth below, each party agrees as follows:
1. Enrollment in the Program.
1.1. You may submit an application to begin enrollment in the program ("Application"). Submission of your Application to the BH Cosmetics Affiliate Program ("Program") implies acceptance to the terms set forth in this Agreement. We will evaluate your Application and notify you of your acceptance or rejection. We may reject your Application if, in our sole discretion, we determine for any reason that your website is unsuitable for the program. Unsuitable websites include, but are not limited to, those that promote: pornographic material; violence; discrimination; illegal activities; weight loss strategies or supplements; pyramind, "ponzi", or similar investment schemes; credit cards; or insurance.
1.2. All decisions for acceptance into the Program will be made within our sole discretion. Our acceptance criteria are subject to change at any time without prior notice.
2. Offers and Engagements.
2.1. From time to time, We may post on the LinkShare Network(B2C) offers (each, an "Offer") to pay to other participants a specified commission in return for certain advertising services leading to a Qualifying Link (defined below).
2.2. If You accept one of our Offers, we will have entered into an "Engagement." Each Engagement shall have the same identification number as the original Offer that lead to the Engagement and shall be governed by the terms and conditions of this Agreement. However, in the event of any inconsistency between the terms of the specific Engagement and the terms of this Agreement, the terms of the Engagement shall govern.
2.3. At any time prior to You displaying a Qualifying Link on one of Your websites, Advertiser may, with or without notice (a) change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of an Offer or an Engagement or (b) remove, alter, or modify any graphic or banner ad that we have submitted for an Offer or an Engagement. You agree to promptly implement any request from Us to remove, alter or modify any such graphic or banner ad.
2. Your Responsibilities.
2.1. You hereby agree to comply with all applicable laws.
2.2 You hereby agree that the position, prominence and nature of links on the Your site shall comply with any requirements specified in the Engagement, but otherwise will be in Your discretion.
2.2. You agree not to make any representations, warranties or other statements concerning Us, Our site, any of Our products or services, or Our site policies, except as expressly authorized by the Engagement.
2.3. You are responsible for notifying Us and LinkShare Corporation of any malfunctioning of the URLs specified in the Engagement (the "Required URLs") or other problems with Your participation in the Engagement. We will respond promptly to all concerns upon receipt of Your notification.
3.1. We agree to pay to You the commission specified in the Engagement if We sell to a visitor to Our site (a "Customer") a product or service that is the subject of the Engagement and if that Customer has accessed Our site and
purchased the product or service via a Qualifying Link.
3.2. A "Qualifying Link" is a link from Your site to Our site using one of the Required URLs or any other URL provided by Us for use in the LinkShare Network(B2C) if it is the last link to Our site that the Customer uses during a Session where a sale of a product or a service to Customer occurs. A "Session" is the period of time beginning from a Customer's initial contact with Our site via a link from Your site and terminating when the Customer either returns to Our site via a link from a site other than Your site or the Engagement expires or is terminated.
3.3. We shall have the sole right and responsibility for processing all orders made by Customers. You acknowledges that all agreements relating to sales to Customers shall be between Us and the Customer.
3.4. All determinations of Qualifying Links and whether a commission is payable will be made by LinkShare Corporation and will be final and binding on both You and Us. Prices for the products will be set solely Us in Our discretion.
As a condition to Your acceptance and participation in the Program, You agree to the following prohibitions:
4.1. You may not engineer any website containing a Qualifying Link in such a manner that pulls Internet traffic away from BHCosmetics.com.
4.2. You may not bid on Our Trademarks at any website that provides search engine services that results in driving traffic to any website, other than Our site, including your website. Publishers are not permitted to bid on the BHCosmetics brand keywords or variations on the BHCosmetics brand, including misspellings and URLs in any phrase type. Examples of impermissible keywords are: "bhcosmetics", "bh cosmetics","b h cosmetics," "bhcosmetics coupon", "bh cosmetics coupon", "bhcosmetics coupon code". [Brand + Keyword] bidding is not allowed.
4.3. You may not employ, use, or receive any direct or indirect benefit from "cookie stuffing" methods (e.g., use of "cookie stuffing" to cause LinkShare's tracking systems to conclude that a user has clicked through a Qualifying Link -
and to pay commissions accordingly - even if the user has not actually clicked through any such link).
4.4. You may not engage in any direct or indirect relationships with ISPs and/or mobile carriers that results in address bar keyword and URL error trafficking (e.g., a user mistypes a web address in the ISP's address bar or search bar, and, as a result, is redirected to a web page that contains a Qualifying Link).
4.5. You may not generate or use Electronic Communication, including email messages, text messages, and/or instant messages, containing Our Trademarks without obtaining advance express written agreement from BHCosmetics.com.
4.6. You may not install spyware on another person's computer; cause spyware to be installed on another person's computer, or use a context based triggering mechanism to display an advertisement that partially or wholly covers or obscures paid advertising other content on a website in a way that interferes with a person's ability to view that website.
4.7. You may not "scrape" or "spider" Our site for content (such as images, logos, or text).
4.8. You may not publish, link to, sell, or place a Qualifying Link on the same page or in close proximity to any Objectionable Content. For purposes of this Agreement, "Objectionable Content" means any material, including textual, audio, or video material, depicting or related to hate speech; explicit violence; pornographic material; or illegal activities.
4.9. You may not make any representations, either express or implied, or create an appearance that a visitor to your website is visiting our Site (e.g., titling your social media site as an "Official" BH Cosmetics site).
4.10. You may not employ the use of any type of software download, toolbar, or technology which attempts to intercept or redirect traffic or Referral Fees to or from any website.
4.11. You may not promote exclusive offer codes for bhcosmetics.com on your website unless they are provided to you by BH Cosmetics and such offer codes are explicitly intended for use on your website. Affiliates who violate this section may have commission revoked, within our discretion, from any sales to which such offer code is applied.
5. Ownership and Licenses.
5.1. Each party owns and shall retain all right, title and interest in its names, logos, trademarks, service marks, trade dress, copyrights and proprietary technology, including, without limitation, those names, logos,
trademarks, service marks, trade dress, copyrights and proprietary technology currently used or which may be developed and/or used by it in the future.
5.2. We grant to You a revocable, non-exclusive, worldwide license to use, reproduce and transmit the name, logos, trademarks, service marks, trade dress and proprietary technology, as designated in the Engagement or during the
registration process in the LinkShare Network(B2C), on Your site solely for the purpose of creating links from Your site(s) to Our site(s) during Engagements. Except as expressly set forth in this Agreement or permitted by
applicable law, You may not copy, distribute, modify, reverse engineer, or create derivative works from the same. You may not sublicense, assign or transfer any such licenses for the use of the same, and any attempt at such
sublicense, assignment or transfer is void.
5.3. You grant to Us a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free license to use, reproduce and transmit any graphic or banner ad submitted by You solely for co-branding purposes or as a return link from Our site(s) to Your site(s). We
will remove such graphic or banner ad upon Your request.
6.1. Either party may terminate any Engagement at any time by deleting their acceptance of the Engagement through the LinkShare Network(B2C). Termination of an Engagement shall not terminate this Agreement or any other Engagement.
6.2. You may terminate this Agreement at any time, for any reason, by giving Us five (5) day's prior written notice of such termination. We may terminate this Agreement immediately at any time, with or without cause, by giving you
written notice of termination.
6.3. Termination of this Agreement shall also terminate any outstanding Engagements. However, all rights to payment, causes of action and any provisions which by their terms are intended to survive termination, shall survive termination of this Agreement.
7.1. Each party represents to the other that (a) it has the authority to enter into this Agreement and sufficient rights to grant any licenses granted hereby, and (b) any material which is provided to the other party and displayed on the other party's site will not (i) infringe on any third party's copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights or right of publicity or privacy; (ii) violate any applicable law, statute, ordinance or regulation; (iii) be defamatory or libelous; (iv) be lewd, pornographic or obscene; (v) violate any laws regarding unfair competition, antidiscrimination or false advertising; (vi) promote violence or contain hate speech; or (vii) contain viruses, trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots or other similar harmful or deleterious programming routines.
7.2. EXCEPT FOR THE ABOVE REPRESENTATIONS NEITHER PARTY MAKES ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES TO THE OTHER PARTY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
8.1. Each party hereby agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the other party and its publishers, directors, officers, employees and agents, from and against any and all liability, claims, losses, damages, injuries or expenses
(including reasonable attorneys' fees) brought by a third party, arising out of a breach, or alleged breach, of any of its representations or obligations herein.
9. LinkShare Required Provisions.
9.1. Each party jointly and severally agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless LinkShare Corporation and its publishers, officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, "LinkShare") from and against any and all liability, claims, losses, damages, injuries or expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees) directly or indirectly arising from or relating to any Offer, Engagement, any other matter related to this Agreement or the subject matter hereof any dispute relating thereto.
9.2. The parties agree that LinkShare may rely on any data, notice, instruction or request furnished to LinkShare by either party which is reasonably believed by LinkShare to be genuine and to have been sent or presented by a person reasonably believed by LinkShare to be authorized to act on behalf of one of the parties. In the event of any dispute between the parties, the parties agree that to the extent the parties contact and involve LinkShare, LinkShare may consult with and use counsel of its own choice in connection with such dispute and the reasonable fees and disbursements of LinkShare's counsel shall be within the costs and disbursements covered by the indemnity specified in Section 8.1 above.
9.3. The parties acknowledge and agree that this Agreement and the Engagements are only made possible due to LinkShare and that the parties shall not, for the duration of this Agreement and for twenty-four (24) months thereafter, enter into any advertising, collaborations or other commercial arrangements with each other in connection with their sites on the World Wide Web exceptvia the LinkShare Network (B2C).
9.4. The parties acknowledge and agree that the nature of the Product is such that in its normal operation it may access and download elements of software data from resources which are external to the computer or device running the Product, such as Product enabled servers. The parties acknowledge that LinkShare has not undertaken to provide such external resources or servers and specifically disclaims any representation or warranty as the availability, quality or performance of such resources or whether they may contain any defects which may affect the performance of the Product or either party's computer. LinkShare shall not be responsible for provision of any communications facilities or the costs associated with such communications.
9.5. The parties agree that LinkShare is an intended third party beneficiary of this Agreement.
10. Limitation of Liability.
10.1. In no event shall either party be liable to the other party for any direct, indirect, special, exemplary, consequential or incidental damages, even if informed of the possibility of such damages.
10.2. The parties agree that the LinkShare Network(B2C) and LinkShare Corporation and its publishers, officers, directors, employees and agents shall not be liable to either party for any direct, indirect, special, exemplary, consequential or incidental damages, even if informed of the possibility of such damages.
11.1. Each party shall act as an independent contractor and shall have no authority to obligate or bind the other in any respect.
11.2. This Agreement has been made in and shall be construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the state of New York. Any action to enforce this Agreement shall be brought in the federal or state courts located in that
state. If you need to send official correspondence, send it via registered mail to Our headquarters to the attention of Our legal department.
11.3. By accepting any Offer through the LinkShare Network(B2C), You agree that you will be deemed to have executed, and will be bound by, this Agreement.
11.5. The provisions of this Agreement are independent of and separable from each other, and no provision shall be affected or rendered invalid or unenforceable by virtue of the fact that for any reason any other or others of them may be invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part.