Affiliate Terms of Service
I. Parties to this Agreement
RivalHost.com, a Oklahoma corporation with its principal place of business at 2524 N. Broadway PMB # 403, Edmond OK 73034. This agreement is entered into by RivalHost and each of its Affiliate(s). “You”, “Your” refers to each and every affiliate or sub-affiliate of the RivalHost affiliate program. Participation in the program constitutes full and complete acceptance of the TOS set forth herein.
II. RivalHost Responsibilities
A. Affiliate URL
Upon your acceptance, RivalHost will provide you with an affiliate URL to specifically identify you, which will allow you to create a link to the RivalHost web site. You may post this link in any location, as many times as you like subject to the remaining terms of this agreement regarding acceptable links.
RivalHost agrees to track the customers referred to RivalHost via the link provided to you for that purpose. RivalHost utilizes cookies to maintain tracking information for up to one year. RivalHost will pay you a commission for each such referral made in compliance with this agreement pursuant to the commission schedule and the terms set forth in this affiliate agreement.
III. Affiliate Responsibilities
A. Minimum Age
You agree that you are 18 years of age or older on the date that you first approve the terms hereof. You agree that you are in a jurisdiction where participation in the RivalHost affiliate program does not violate any law, ordinance, regulation or standard.
B. Operation of Affiliate Link
You agree to take full responsibility for ensuring the proper and continuing operation of your affiliate URL. You agree that you will notify RivalHost if your affiliate URL ceases to function or ceases to function properly.
You agree that you will not make any representations, promises, warranties or other statements about RivalHost or the RivalHost web site, products or policies other than as may be expressly approved in writing by RivalHost or as other wise provided to you by RivalHost for that purpose.
Affiliates are not allowed to advertise on RivalHost’s brand keywords. Affiliates are not allowed to target RivalHost coupon keywords. Violations may result in the invalidation of referral commissions and/or immediate termination of affiliate account. RivalHost will be the sole arbitrator as to what constitutes a violation.
You may use the affiliate URL provided by RivalHost via the available RivalHost Link Library or in any other form you wish provided that your use of the URL is not in any way disparaging of RivalHost or otherwise not appropriate or acceptable in RivalHost’s sole opinion and judgment. You may not violate any copyright, trademark or other intellectual property right of RivalHost or any other party. You may not violate the RivalHost Master Service Agreement.
You agree that RivalHost may amend this agreement at any time without notice to you. You agree to keep advised of any changes to this agreement by checking the RivalHost web site on a periodic basis.
G. Customers of RivalHost
RivalHost will have the sole right and responsibility to service all customers secured through your affiliate URL. All dealings with customers for web hosting and related services shall be directly and solely between customer and RivalHost RivalHost shall have the right and obligation to determine all pricing and product offerings and shall have the right to make any changes thereto without notice to affiliate. All customers of RivalHost, regardless of origin or referral, are the sole property and responsibility of RivalHost.
H. Federal Trade Commission Regulations
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requires that connections between advertiser and endorsers be conspicuously disclosed. Blogs, websites, ratings and review sites, and similar must declare the compensation arrangement with the advertiser. As such, you must declare the financial relationship between you and RivalHost in a prominent location on your websites in order to be in compliance with the FTC. RivalHost retains the right to withhold payout moneys and/or cancel the your affiliate account should it be determined that you are not in compliance with applicable FTC regulations. RivalHost will be the sole arbitrator as to what constitutes non-compliance.
A. Commission Rate
Commissions are paid on a one-time basis for each new account purchased via your affiliate URL subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein. There will be no obligation to pay any other commission. Commissions vary in amount. Exact commission rates based on the product or service purchased and term of service. Please see schedule below:
- $50 per ANNUAL PRE-PAID Shared Hosting Sale / 97-Day Hold / Exceptions – Commissions are NOT paid on starter package
- $50 per VPS/Cloud Server Sale / 97-Day Hold / Exceptions – All plans are eligible
- 50% first month cart value per Dedicated Server Sale / 10-Day Hold / All plans are eligible
NO COMMISSIONS WILL BE CREDITED FOR DOMAIN REGISTRATIONS. Commissions are paid on new accounts only (current or previous customers of the company are not eligible) and not on any subsequent renewal or subsequent signups of a referred customer. A commission is not finalized until it becomes a Qualified Commission, even after the payment of a commission has been made.
B. Qualified Commission
A “qualified commission” is one for which the new account which is the subject of the commission has remained in good standing continuously for at least 90 days from its inception. RivalHost shall make all decisions as to whether any commission is a “qualified commission.” If at any time after a commission has been awarded and/or paid and the related customer’s account is terminated or canceled, for any reason, this commission will be revoked and subtracted from any standing or future commissions account balance you may have.
C. Payment Date
Payments will only be paid once your commissions account balance reaches the minimum payment threshold of $50. RivalHost shall make no payment to you until this minimum balance is achieved. Commissions are not paid until a payout request is submitted by you via the RivalHost affiliate control panel.
D. Payment Form
Commissions can be paid three available methods: Bitcoin, through a PayPal payout or with credit applied to your RivalHost web hosting account. Your payment preference can be modified at anytime via your affiliate control panel.
For payments to be made with Bitcoin, you must provide your affiliate username and Bitcoin wallet address. For payments to be made through PayPal, you must provide us with your affiliate username and your PayPal ID.
E. Tax Regulation
Due to the tax laws though the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the United States Department of Treasury requires that every individual or corporation who is receiving affiliate commissions equal to or above Six Hundred Dollars ($600) within a calendar year complete the necessary forms within our affiliate section (https://aff.RivalHost.com/) to provide your Social Security Number (SSN). At year end a formal 1099 IRS form will be completed and mailed to your address on file so that you may accurately declare your affiliate revenue on your personal or corporate income tax. International affiliates are not required to complete this step.
V. Ownership and Licenses
A. Property Ownership
Each party to this agreement 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.
RivalHost grants you as an affiliate a revocable, non-exclusive, worldwide License to use, reproduce and transmit the RivalHost logos, trademarks and service marks on your site and only your site for the sole purpose of facilitating a link between your site and RivalHost to accomplish the purpose and intent of this affiliate agreement. You may also use the links and images located in the link library prepared specifically for that purpose subject to the same terms and conditions. You may not otherwise use, copy, distribute, change, modify, or otherwise alter any such property. This License is neither assignable nor transferable.
C. Cease use upon Demand
You agree to immediately cease the use of any mark upon request made by RivalHost to the email address provided by you and maintained on file for you by RivalHost. You agree to immediately cease the use of any link created by you to RivalHost upon request by RivalHost to the email address provided by you and maintained on file for you by RivalHost.
A. Effect upon Commission
Either party may terminate this agreement at any time upon notice in writing to the other party. Other than any termination under paragraph 6.B. herein, any commission which has become a qualified commission as of the date of such termination will be paid post termination. Any commission, which is not a qualified commission as of the date of notice of termination, shall not thereafter become a qualified commission.
B. Breach of this Agreement
The breach of this agreement, or any provision thereof, knowingly or otherwise, willful or otherwise, is grounds for immediate suspension or at the sole option of RivalHost termination of this agreement in its entirety.
Suspension under this paragraph shall mean the withholding of all commission payments qualified or otherwise until such breach is cured. Suspension if not cured within a reasonable time as determined by RivalHost will become a termination under 6.B. as of the date of the initial suspension.
Upon termination of this agreement all rights and licenses granted by this agreement are immediately revoked. Sections VII shall survive such termination and remain in full force and effect.
Each party represents to the other that it has full binding authority to enter into this agreement and in the case of any entity other than an individual that the parson assenting to the terms of this agreement has the full binding authority of the entity purportedly bound.
You agree that in the course of any performance under this agreement or otherwise with respect to any dealings between you and RivalHost that you will not infringe on any third party’s copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights or right of publicity or privacy.
C. Violation of Law
You vow to uphold the laws of your respective jurisdiction and that you will not violate any applicable law, ordinance, regulation or standard. You understand and accept responsibility to file any necessary paperwork or tax forms with the appropriate parties for any and all payments made as a result of this service and the terms and conditions set forth herein.
D. Terms of Service
You agree that in the course of any performance under this agreement or otherwise with respect to any dealings between you and RivalHost that you agree to be bound by all terms and conditions of this document and any applicable terms and conditions set forth in the RivalHost Terms of Service which are incorporated herein as though set forth at length herein.
E. Unsolicited Email
You agree that in the course of any performance under this agreement or otherwise with respect to any dealings between you and RivalHost that you will not use or otherwise permit the use of unsolicited commercial email (aka SPAM/UBE/UCE) in relation to the RivalHost Affiliate Program.
You agree that in the course of any performance under this agreement or otherwise with respect to any dealings between you and RivalHost that you will not transmit any information which is or might be considered to be defamatory or libelous.
You agree that in the course of any performance under this agreement or otherwise with respect to any dealings between you and RivalHost that you will not transmit any information which is or might be considered to be lewd, pornographic or obscene.
H. Unfair Competition
You agree that in the course of any performance under this agreement or otherwise with respect to any dealings between you and RivalHost that you will not violate any laws regarding unfair competition, anti-discrimination or false advertising or the RivalHost Terms of Service.
I. Damage to RivalHost
You agree that in the course of any performance under this agreement or otherwise with respect to any dealings between you and RivalHost that you will not take any action that would in any way damage RivalHost or otherwise compromise its servers or equipment including utilize or otherwise transmit at any time contain viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs or other similar harmful or deleterious programming routines.
J. No Automatic Links
You agree not to utilize any link that is or can be initiated automatically without the user clicking on the link.
K. Coupon Websites
RivalHost must approve all coupon websites prior to any RivalHost affiliate information being advertised.
L. Warranty Disclaimer
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT ANY SERVICES OR MATERIALS PROVIDED BY RIVALHOST PURSUANT TO THIS AGREEMENT ARE PROVIDED AS IS, WITH ALL FAULTS AND AS AVAILABLE, AND THAT RIVALHOST MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS, ON ITS OWN BEHALF ON AND BEHALF OF ITS SUPPLIERS, DISTRIBUTORS AND LICENSORS, ANY WARRANTIES AS TO THE USEFULNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY OR EFFECTIVENESS OF ANY SERVICES OR MATERIALS PROVIDED HEREUNDER OR THAT THE SERVICES PROVIDED HEREUNDER WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR FREE OR AVAILABLE THROUGH ANY PARTICULAR METHOD OF DISTRIBUTION, OR THAT ANY SERVICES OR MATERIALS PROVIDED PURSUANT TO THIS AGREEMENT WILL WORK WITH EVERY INTERNET BROWSER, OR THAT DEFECTS HAVE BEEN OR WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT SUCH SERVICES OR MATERIALS WILL MEET THE NEEDS OF ANY PARTY. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, AND EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED HEREIN, RIVALHOST DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT WILL RIVALHOST BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY SERVICE FAILURE, DISRUPTION, DOWNTIME OR INCORRECT LINKAGE UNDER THIS AGREEMENT.
M. Limitation of Liability
IN NO INSTANCE SHALL RIVALHOST BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR LOST PROFITS OR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR INDIRECT DAMAGES, HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, NEGLIGENCE), ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT WHETHER OR NOT RIVALHOST HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT COMMISSIONS AGREED UPON IN THIS AFFILIATE AGREEMENT ARE BASED IN PART UPON THESE LIMITATIONS, AND THAT THESE LIMITATIONS WILL APPLY NOTWITHSTANDING ANY FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY REMEDY. Notwithstanding the foregoing, this section shall not limit either party liability to the other for (i) willful or malicious misconduct; (ii) gross negligence; (iii) indemnification under Section 7.M. or (iv) either party’s liability for death or personal injury or their own acts of fraud.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless RivalHost and its affiliates, directors, officers, employees and agents, harmless of and from any and all liability, losses, damages, injuries or expenses (including attorney.s fees and expert witness charges) arising out of any claimed or alleged action or inaction toward any third party whether such claimed or alleged action or inaction arises out of a claim of misuse of copy written materials, License violation, domain misuse, trademark misuse or any active or passive negligence.
O. Independent Contractors
Each party shall act as an independent contractor and shall have no authority to obligate or bind the other in any respect.
P. Choice of Venue
The internal laws of the State of Oklahoma (irrespective of its choice of law principles) will govern the validity of this agreement, the construction of its terms, and the interpretation of the rights and duties of the participating parties, provided that the internal laws of the State of Oklahoma shall govern the validity of this agreement with respect to the Oklahoma Regulations. Any party may seek to enforce its rights under this agreement in any court of competent jurisdiction located within the judicial district, Oklahoma County, OK, in which the company has its principal place of business.
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.
This agreement constitutes the entire understanding of the parties and revokes and super cedes any and all prior agreements and is intended to be a full and complete expression of the agreement between the parties. This agreement shall not be modified except in writing by the posting of a new agreement by RivalHost on the RivalHost web site.
S. Use Constitutes Full Acceptance and Signature
Your agreement to the terms set forth herein is manifested by any participation in the RivalHost affiliate program including the submission of the affiliate application form and the collection of any commission under this agreement. This agreement may be modified, amended, altered or otherwise changed by RivalHost without notice to any other party other than changing the agreement itself made available by RivalHost to the affiliates on the RivalHost web site.
Questions regarding this document should be presented to the RivalHost Affiliate department via the email@example.com email address or via the Affiliate Program option in the RivalHost helpdesk prior to accepting its terms.