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Terms of use – One Thimble’s affiliate program

That As a One Thimble affiliate you are very important to me. I do my best to treat you with the fairness and respect you deserve. I simply ask the same consideration from you. The following affiliate agreement has been written with you in mind, as well as to protect One Thimble’s good name.

Please read through it before signing up for our affiliate program. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. You can email me at hello@onethimble.com.au or phone me on 0419 244 284

Best wishes,

Jen Kennedy

 

AFFILIATE AGREEMENT

PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE AGREEMENT.

THIS IS A LEGAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND ONE THIMBLE.

BY SUBMITTING THE ONLINE APPLICATION YOU ARE AGREEING THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT AND THAT YOU AGREE TO BE LEGALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR EACH AND EVERY TERM AND CONDITION.

1. Overview

This Agreement contains the complete terms and conditions that apply to you becoming an affiliate in One Thimble’s Affiliate Program. The purpose of this Agreement is to allow HTML linking between your web site and the onethimble.com.au web site.

2. Affiliate Obligations

2.1. I may reject your application at my sole discretion. I may cancel your application if I determine that your site is unsuitable for our Program, including if it violates good taste (e.g. contains adult material) or contains illegal material (including breaching copyright) or is otherwise objectionable to me in my sole discretion.

2.2. You may not create or design your website so that it leads customers to believe that you are onethimble.com.au

2.3. As a member of One Thimble’s Affiliate Program, you will have access to the Affiliate Members Area. Here you will be able to download HTML code (that provides for links to web pages within the onethimble.com.au web site) and banner creatives. In order for me to accurately keep track of all guest visits from your site to ours, you must use the HTML code that we provide for each banner, text link, or other affiliate link we provide you with.

2.4. One Thimble reserves the right, at any time, to review your placement and approve the use of, your links to our website from your site and to require that you change the placement or use to comply with the guidelines provided to you.

2.5. The maintenance and the updating of your site will be your responsibility.

2.6. You must have express permission to use any person’s copyrighted material, whether it be a writing, an image, or any other copyrightable work. It is entirely your responsibility to follow all applicable intellectual property and other laws that pertain to your site. 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. One Thimble’s Rights and Obligations

3.1. We have the right to monitor your site at any time to determine if you are following the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

3.2. One Thimble reserves the right to terminate this Agreement and your participation in the One Thimble Affiliate Program immediately and without notice to you should you commit fraud in your use of the One Thimble Affiliate Program or should you abuse this program in any way. If such fraud or abuse is detected, One Thimble shall not be liable to you for any commissions for such fraudulent sales.

3.3. This Agreement will begin upon our acceptance of your Affiliate application, and will continue unless terminated hereunder.

4. Termination

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 or email. In addition, this Agreement will terminate immediately upon any breach of this Agreement by you.

5. Modification

We may modify any of the terms and conditions in this Agreement at any time at our sole discretion. In such event, you will be notified by email. Modifications may include, but are not limited to, changes in the payment procedures and One Thimble’s Affiliate Program rules. If any modification is unacceptable to you, your only option is to end this Agreement. Your continued participation in One Thimble’s Affiliate Program following the posting of the change notice or new Agreement on our site will indicate your agreement to the changes.

6. Payment

You will receive commission on sales of e-zines that come via your unique link. Single PDF patterns, gift vouchers, subscriptions and other products are exempt from this affiliate program. You will be paid on the 10th of the month following the sales ie sales made in January will be paid for on the 10th of February. Payments will be paid via PayPal to your nominated account in Australian dollars.

7. Access to Affiliate Account Interface

You will create a password so that you may enter One Thimble’s secure affiliate account interface. From there you will be able to receive your reports that will describe our calculation of the commissions due to you.

8. Promotion Restrictions

8.1. You are free to promote your own web sites, but naturally any promotion that mentions One Thimble could be perceived by the public or the press as a joint effort. Certain forms of advertising (eg. “spamming”, unsolicited mail, posting to facebook groups which prohibit such posts) are always prohibited by One Thimble. You may not advertise in a way that conceals or misrepresents your identity. You may contact customers on your mailing list so long as they are already a subscriber and have been added to that list in an appropriate manner and given an opt out option. You may post about One Thimble in facebook groups which allow commercial posts so long as it is clear that you are independent to One Thimble. If it comes to my attention that you are spamming, I will consider that cause for immediate termination of this Agreement and your participation in the One Thimble Affiliate Program. Any pending balances owed to you will not be paid if your account is terminated due to such unacceptable advertising or solicitation.

8.2. Affiliates that among other keywords or exclusively bid in their Pay-Per-Click campaigns on keywords such as onethimble.com.au, one thimble, www.onethimble, www.onethimblet.com, and/or any misspellings or similar alterations of these – be it separately or in combination with other keywords – and do not direct the traffic from such campaigns to their own website prior to re-directing it to ours, will be considered trademark violators, and will be banned from One Thimble’s Affiliate Program.

8.3. 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 One Thimble’s site (i.e., no page from our site or any onethimble.com.au’s content or branding is visible on the end-user’s screen). 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 Merchant site in IFrames, hidden links and automatic pop ups that open Merchant.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.

9. Grant of Licenses

9.1. 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 One Thimble’s Affiliate Program. You agree that all uses of the Licensed Materials will be on behalf of One Thimble and the good will associated therewith will inure to the sole benefit of One Thimble.

9.2. 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.

10. Disclaimer

ONE THIMBLE MAKES NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES REGARDING ONE THIMBLE’S SERVICE AND WEB SITE OR THE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES PROVIDED THEREIN, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF ONE THIMBLE’S 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.

11. Representations and Warranties

You represent and warrant that:

11.1. This Agreement has been duly and validly executed and delivered by you and constitutes your legal, valid, and binding obligation, enforceable against you in accordance with its terms;

11.2. 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;

11.3. You have sufficient right, title, and interest in and to the rights granted to us in this Agreement.

12. 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 ONE THIMBLE’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.

13. Indemnification

You hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless One Thimble, 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”) insofar as such Losses (or actions in respect thereof) arise out of or are based on (i) any claim that our use of the affiliate trademarks infringes on any trademark, trade name, service mark, copyright, license, intellectual property, or other proprietary right of any third party, (ii) any misrepresentation of a representation or warranty or breach of a covenant and agreement made by you herein, or (iii) any claim related to your site, including, without limitation, content therein not attributable to us.

14. Confidentiality

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.

15. Miscellaneous

15.1. 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 One Thimble. 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 any other of Your Site or otherwise, that reasonably would contradict anything in this Section.

15.2. 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.

15.3. This Agreement shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Queensland without regard to the conflicts of laws and principles thereof.

15.4. You may not amend or waive any provision of this Agreement unless in writing and signed by both parties.

15.5. This Agreement represents the entire agreement between us and you, and shall supersede all prior agreements and communications of the parties, oral or written.

15.6. 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.

15.7. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, that provision shall be eliminated or limited to the minimum extent necessary such that the intent of the parties is effectuated, and the remainder of this agreement shall have full force and effect.