Afrimash Affiliates Guidelines
Last Updated: June 12, 2018
Welcome to Afrimash Affiliate Programme. Your affiliate account helps you manage your relationship with Afrimash as an affiliate.
Any person or entity that participates or attempts to participate in our affiliate programme must abide by these Affiliate Guidelines. By registering for or using the Afrimash Affiliate Account, you agree to abide by these guidelines.
- Description of the Affiliate Program
The Affiliates Program permits you to monetize your website, social media user-generated content, or online software application (referred to here as your “Site”), by placing on your Site links to the Afrimash.com website. The links must properly use the special “tagged” link formats we provide and comply with this Agreement.
When our customers click through the Special Links to purchase an item sold or services offered on the Afrimash Site (a “Product”) or take other actions, you can receive affiliate commission for qualifying purchases. [see our affiliate products and commissions here]. To facilitate your advertisement of Products, we may make available to you data, images, text, link formats, widgets, links, marketing content, and other linking tools, application program interfaces, and other information in connection with the Affiliates Program (“Content”). Content specifically excludes any data, images, text, or other information or content relating to product offerings on any site other than the Afrimash Site.
- Affiliates Program Compliance Requirements
You must comply with these guidelines and promptly provide us with any information that we request to verify your compliance with these guidelines
If you violate our conditions, or if you violate terms and conditions applicable to any other Afrimash marketing program, in addition to any other rights or remedies available to us, we reserve the right to withhold (and you agree you will not be eligible to receive) any and all commissions otherwise payable to you under this Agreement, whether or not directly related to such violation.
- Afrimash Customers
Our customers are not, by virtue of your participation in the Affiliates Program, your customers. As between you and us, all pricing, terms of sale, rules, policies, and operating procedures concerning customer orders, customer service, and product sales set forth on the Afrimash Site will apply to those customers, and we may change them at any time. You will not handle or address any contacts with any of our customers, and, if contacted by any of our customers for a matter relating to interaction with an Afrimash Site, you will state that those customers must follow contact directions on that Afrimash Site to address customer service issues.
You represent, warrant, and covenant that (a) you will participate in the Affiliates Program and create, maintain, and operate your Site in accordance with this Agreement, (b) neither your participation in the Affiliates Program nor your creation, maintenance, or operation of your Site will violate any applicable laws, ordinances, rules, regulations, orders, licenses, permits, guidelines, codes of practice, industry standards, self-regulatory rules, judgments, decisions, or other requirements of any applicable governmental authority (including all such rules governing communications, data protection, advertising, and marketing) or any contract or other binding obligation to any third party, (c) you are lawfully able to enter into contracts (e.g. you are not a minor or otherwise legally prevented from contracting), (d) you have independently evaluated the desirability of participating in the Affiliates Program and are not relying on any representation, guarantee, or statement other than as expressly set forth in this Agreement, (e) you will not participate in the Affiliates Program or use any other Service Offerings (f) you will comply with all Nigeria or other export and re-export restrictions that may apply to goods, software, technology and services, and (g) the information you provide in connection with the Affiliates Program is accurate and complete at all times. You can update your information by logging into your account on the Afrimash Affiliates Site and selecting “Affiliate Account”.
We do not make any representation, warranty, or covenant regarding the amount of traffic or commissions you can expect at any time in connection with the Affiliates Program, and we will not be liable for any actions you undertake based on your expectations.
- Identifying Yourself as an Affiliate
You must clearly state the following on your Site or any other location where Afrimash may authorize your display or other use of Content: “We are a participant in the Afrimash Affiliates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn commissions by linking to Afrimash.com and affiliated sites.” Except for this disclosure, you will not make any public communication with respect to this Agreement or your participation in the Affiliates Program. You will not misrepresent or embellish our relationship with you (including by expressing or implying that we support, sponsor, or endorse you), or express or imply any affiliation between us and you or any other person or entity except as expressly permitted by this Agreement.
- Term and Termination
The term of this Agreement will begin upon your registration on or use of the Affiliates Site and will end when terminated by either you or us. Either you or we may terminate this Agreement at any time, with or without cause, by giving the other party written notice of termination. You can provide a written termination notice to close your account with us”.
We may hold accrued unpaid advertising commissions for a reasonable period of time following termination to ensure that the correct amount is paid (for example, to account for any cancelations or returns).
Upon any termination of this Agreement, all rights and obligations of the parties will be extinguished, including any and all licenses granted in connection with this Agreement. No termination of this Agreement will relieve either party for any liability for any breach of, or liability accruing under, this Agreement prior to termination.
THE AFFILIATES PROGRAM, THE AFRIMASH SITE, ANY PRODUCTS AND SERVICES OFFERED ON THE AFRIMASH SITE, ANY SPECIAL LINKS, LINK FORMATS, CONTENT, THE PRODUCT ADVERTISING API, DATA FEED, PRODUCT ADVERTISING CONTENT, OUR AND OUR AFFILIATES’ DOMAIN NAMES, TRADEMARKS AND LOGOS (INCLUDING THE AFRIMASH MARKS), AND ALL TECHNOLOGY, SOFTWARE, FUNCTIONS, MATERIALS, DATA, IMAGES, TEXT, AND OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTIES RIGHTS, INFORMATION AND CONTENT PROVIDED OR USED BY OR ON BEHALF OF US OR OUR AFFILIATES OR LICENSORS IN CONNECTION WITH THE AFFILIATES PROGRAM (COLLECTIVELY THE “SERVICE OFFERINGS”) ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE”. NEITHER WE NOR ANY OF OUR AFFILIATES OR LICENSORS MAKE ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY, OR OTHERWISE, WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICE OFFERINGS. WE AND OUR AFFILIATES AND LICENSORS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICE OFFERINGS, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND ANY WARRANTIES ARISING OUT OF ANY LAW, CUSTOM, COURSE OF DEALING, PERFORMANCE, OR TRADE USAGE. WE MAY DISCONTINUE ANY SERVICE OFFERING, OR MAY CHANGE THE NATURE, FEATURES, FUNCTIONS, SCOPE, OR OPERATION OF ANY SERVICE OFFERING, AT ANY TIME AND FROM TIME TO TIME. NEITHER WE NOR ANY OF OUR AFFILIATES OR LICENSORS WARRANT THAT THE SERVICE OFFERINGS WILL CONTINUE TO BE PROVIDED, WILL FUNCTION AS DESCRIBED, CONSISTENTLY OR IN ANY PARTICULAR MANNER, OR WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ACCURATE, ERROR FREE, OR FREE OF HARMFUL COMPONENTS. NEITHER WE NOR ANY OF OUR AFFILIATES OR LICENSORS WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR (A) ANY ERRORS, INACCURACIES, VIRUSES, MALICIOUS SOFTWARE, OR SERVICE INTERRUPTIONS, INCLUDING POWER OUTAGES OR SYSTEM FAILURES OR (B) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF, OR DELETION, DESTRUCTION, DAMAGE, OR LOSS OF, YOUR SITE OR ANY DATA, IMAGES, TEXT, OR OTHER INFORMATION OR CONTENT. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION OBTAINED BY YOU FROM US OR FROM ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY OR THROUGH THE AFFILIATES PROGRAM, CONTENT, THE PRODUCT ADVERTISING API, DATA FEED, PRODUCT ADVERTISING CONTENT, PROGRAM POLICIES, THE AFFILIATES SITE, OR ANY AFRIMASH SITE WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THIS AGREEMENT. FURTHER, NEITHER WE NOR ANY OF OUR AFFILIATES OR LICENSORS WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY COMPENSATION, REIMBURSEMENT, OR DAMAGES ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH (X) ANY LOSS OF PROSPECTIVE PROFITS OR REVENUE, ANTICIPATED SALES, GOODWILL, OR OTHER BENEFITS, (Y) ANY INVESTMENTS, EXPENDITURES, OR COMMITMENTS BY YOU IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE AFFILIATES PROGRAM, OR (Z) ANY TERMINATION OR SUSPENSION OF YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE AFFILIATES PROGRAM. NOTHING IN THIS PARAGRAPH WILL OPERATE TO EXCLUDE OR LIMIT WARRANTIES, LIABILITIES, OR REPRESENTATIONS THAT CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.
- Limitations on Liability
NEITHER WE NOR ANY OF OUR AFFILIATES OR LICENSORS WILL BE LIABLE FOR INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES (INCLUDING ANY LOSS OF REVENUE, PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, OR DATA) ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICE OFFERINGS, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF THOSE DAMAGES. FURTHER, OUR AGGREGATE LIABILITY ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICE OFFERINGS WILL NOT EXCEED THE TOTAL FEES PAID OR PAYABLE TO YOU UNDER THIS AGREEMENT IN THE TWELVE MONTHS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE DATE ON WHICH THE EVENT GIVING RISE TO THE MOST RECENT CLAIM OF LIABILITY OCCURRED. YOU HEREBY WAIVE ANY RIGHT OR REMEDY IN EQUITY, INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT. NOTHING IN THIS PARAGRAPH WILL OPERATE TO LIMIT LIABILITIES THAT CANNOT BE LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, WE WILL HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR ANY MATTER DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY RELATING TO THE CREATION, MAINTENANCE, OR OPERATION OF YOUR SITE OR YOUR VIOLATION OF THIS AGREEMENT (INCLUDING ANY PROGRAM POLICY), AND YOU AGREE TO DEFEND, INDEMNIFY, AND HOLD US, OUR AFFILIATES AND LICENSORS, AND OUR AND THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AND REPRESENTATIVES, HARMLESS FROM AND AGAINST ALL CLAIMS, DAMAGES, LOSSES, LIABILITIES, COSTS, AND EXPENSES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) RELATING TO (A) YOUR SITE OR ANY MATERIALS THAT APPEAR ON YOUR SITE, INCLUDING THE COMBINATION OF YOUR SITE OR THOSE MATERIALS WITH OTHER APPLICATIONS, CONTENT, OR PROCESSES, (B) THE USE, DEVELOPMENT, DESIGN, MANUFACTURE, PRODUCTION, ADVERTISING, PROMOTION, OR MARKETING OF YOUR SITE OR ANY MATERIALS THAT APPEAR ON OR WITHIN YOUR SITE, (C) YOUR USE OF ANY CONTENT, WHETHER OR NOT SUCH USE IS AUTHORIZED BY OR VIOLATES THIS AGREEMENT OR APPLICABLE LAW, (D) YOUR VIOLATION OF ANY TERM OR CONDITION OF THIS AGREEMENT (INCLUDING ANY PROGRAM POLICY), OR (E) YOUR OR YOUR EMPLOYEES’ OR CONTRACTORS’ NEGLIGENCE OR WILLFUL MISCONDUCT.
Any dispute relating in any way to the Affiliates Program or this Agreement will be resolved by binding arbitration, rather than in court. The Federal Arbitration Act and federal arbitration law and the laws of the Nigeria, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern this Agreement and any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and us.
We each agree that any dispute resolution proceedings will be conducted only on an individual basis and not in a class, consolidated, or representative action. If for any reason a claim proceeds in court rather than in arbitration, we each waive any right to a jury trial. We also both agree that you or we may bring suit in court to enjoin infringement or other misuse of intellectual property rights.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, we may seek injunctive or other relief in any state, federal, or national court of competent jurisdiction for any actual or alleged infringement of our or any other person or entity’s intellectual property or proprietary rights. You further acknowledge and agree that our rights in the Content are of a special, unique, extraordinary character, giving them peculiar value, the loss of which cannot be readily estimated or adequately compensated for in monetary damages.
- Additional Provisions
By accepting this Agreement, you hereby consent to us: (a) sending you emails relating to the Affiliates Program from time to time, (b) monitoring, recording, using, and disclosing information about your Site and users of your Site that we obtain in connection with your display of Special Links and Content (for example, that a particular Afrimash customer clicked through a Special Link from your Site before buying a Product on the Afrimash Site) (c) reviewing, monitoring, crawling, and otherwise investigating your Site to verify compliance with this Agreement, and (d) using, reproducing, distributing, and displaying your implementation of Content displayed on your Site as examples of best practices in our educational materials.
You acknowledge and agree that (a) we and our affiliates may at any time (directly or indirectly) solicit traffic on terms that may differ from those contained in this Agreement, (b) we and our affiliates may at any time (directly or indirectly) operate sites or applications that are similar to or compete with your Site, (c) our failure to enforce your strict performance of any provision of this Agreement will not constitute a waiver of our right to subsequently enforce such provision or any other provision of this Agreement, and (d) any determinations or updates that may be made by us, any actions that may be taken by us, and any approvals that may be given by us under this Agreement can be made, taken, or given in our sole discretion and are only effective if provided in writing by our authorized representative.
You may not assign this Agreement, by operation of law or otherwise, without our express prior written approval. 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 incorporates, and you agree to comply with, the most up-to-date version of all policies, appendices, specifications, guidelines, schedules, and other rules referenced in this Agreement or accessible on the Affiliates Site (“Program Policies”), including any updates of the Program Policies from time to time. In the event of any conflict between this Agreement and any Program Policy, this Agreement will control. In the event of a conflict between this agreement and your agreement with an Afrimash affiliate under a separate affiliate marketing program that agreement will control with respect to such separate program. This Agreement (including the Program Policies) is the entire agreement between you and us regarding the Affiliates Program and supersedes all prior agreements and discussions.
Whenever used in this Agreement, the terms “include(s)”, “including”, and “for example” are used and intended without limitation.
All non-public information provided by us in connection with this Agreement or the Affiliates Program is considered confidential information, and you will maintain the same in strict confidence and not disclose the same to any third party (other than your affiliates) or use the same for any purpose other than your performance under this Agreement, which restriction will be in addition to the terms of any confidentiality or non-disclosure agreement between the parties.
You and we are independent contractors, and nothing in this Agreement will create any partnership, joint venture, agency, franchise, sales representative, or employment relationship between you and us or our respective affiliates. You will have no authority to make or accept any offers or representations on our or our affiliates’ behalf. You will not make any statement, whether on your Site or otherwise, that contradicts or may contradict anything in this paragraph. If you authorize, assist, encourage, or facilitate another person or entity to take any action related to the subject matter of this Agreement, you will be deemed to have taken the action yourself.
We reserve the right to modify any of the terms and conditions contained in this Agreement (including those in any Program Policy) at any time and in our sole discretion by posting a change notice, revised Agreement, or revised Program Policy on the Affiliates Site or by sending notice of such modification to you by email to the primary email address then-currently Affiliated with your Affiliates account (any such change by email will be effective on the date specified in such email but will in no event be less than two business days after the date the email is sent). YOUR CONTINUED PARTICIPATION IN THE AFFILIATES PROGRAM FOLLOWING THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF SUCH NOTICE WILL CONSTITUTE YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THE MODIFICATIONS. IF ANY MODIFICATION IS UNACCEPTABLE TO YOU, YOUR ONLY RECOURSE IS TO TERMINATE THIS AGREEMENT IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 6.
- Buying Items Using Your own affiliate link
As a general rule, affiliates are not eligible for commissions on purchases made through your own affiliate link. However, we recognize there may be situations where your business makes sales in such a way that this process is preferable. Since we monitor transactions for self-sales, we ask that you get in touch with us before you begin using your own links for sales so we can set up an arrangement that meets your processing needs.
- Violation of Affiliate Program Guidelines
If you have a concern that you may be violating any of our guidelines, please contact us. Chances are, we can find a way to work through this without any issue. That said, affiliates found to be in violation of the affiliate program guidelines will forfeit commissions relating to either the specific transaction in violation or all commissions assigned. Excessive violations will result in termination of the violating party’s affiliate account. We’d really prefer not to go there, so please get in touch with us if you have any questions whatsoever. We’re happy to help however we can.
15. Qualifying and Disqualified Purchases
1.Qualifying Purchases and Qualifying Revenue
We will pay Standard Program Fees described below for “Qualifying Purchases”. Qualifying purchases occur when:
(a) our customer clicks through a Special Link on your Site to Afrimash Site; and
(b) within 24 hours, our customer places an order for a Product,
(c) our customer actually receives and pays for such Product.
For each Qualifying Purchase, the corresponding “Qualifying Revenue” is equal to the amount we actually receive from that Qualifying Purchase, less any shipping charges, gift-wrapping fees, taxes, service charges, rebates, credit card processing fees, and bad debt.
2. Disqualified Purchases
Notwithstanding the foregoing, Qualifying Purchases are disqualified whenever they occur in connection with a violation of this Affiliate Program Guideline or any other terms, conditions, specifications, statements, and policies that we may issue from time to time that applies to the Affiliate Programme. For example, no Affiliate Fees are payable for a purchase that is not correctly tracked or reported because the links from your Site to the Afrimash Site are not properly formatted, or for a purchase through a Special Link that violates our terms.
Additionally, the following purchases that would otherwise be Qualified Purchases are disqualified and excluded from the Affiliate Program:
(a) any Product purchased after termination of your Affiliate relationship,
(b) any Product order where a cancellation, return or refund has been initiated,
(c) any Product purchased by a customer, where such customer does not comply with the terms and conditions applicable to the Afrimash Site.