Real Life Accounting Affiliate Program Operating Agreement
This Agreement contains the complete terms and conditions that apply to an individual's or entity's participation in the Real Life Accounting Affiliates Program (the "Program").
As used in this Agreement, "we" means Real Life Online Seminars, and "you" means the applicant. "Site" means a World Wide Web site and, depending on the context, refers either to Real Life Online Seminars 's site located at the URL www.reallifeaccounting.com, or to the site that you will link to our site (and which you will identify in your Program application). Electronic forwarding of your application for our consideration constitutes full acknowledgment and acceptance of these terms and conditions.
1. Enrollment in the Program
To begin the enrollment process, you will submit a completed Program application via our site. We will evaluate your application in good faith and will notify you of your acceptance or denial by e-mail. We may deny your application if we determine (at our sole discretion) that your site is unsuitable for the Program. Unsuitable sites include those that:
- Promote sexually explicit materials
- Promote violence
- Promote discrimination based on race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, disability, or age
- Promote illegal activities
- Include "Real Life" or variations or misspellings thereof in their domain names
- Otherwise violate intellectual property rights
If we deny your application, you are welcome to reapply to the Program at any time. You should also note that if we accept your application and your site is thereafter determined (at our sole discretion) to be unsuitable for the Program, we may terminate this Agreement.
2. Links on Your Site
Once you have been notified that your site has been accepted into the Program, you agree to provide on your site a general link on your site to our home page at:
We will provide you with guidelines and graphical artwork to use in linking to our home page. To permit accurate tracking, reporting, and referral fee accrual, we will provide you with special "tagged" link formats to be used in all links between your site and our site. You must ensure that each of the links between your site and our site properly utilizes such special link formats. Links to our site placed on your site pursuant to this Agreement and which properly utilize such special link formats are referred to as "Special Links." You will only earn referral fees with respect to activity on our site occurring directly through Special Links: we will not be liable to you with respect to any failure by you to use Special Links, including to the extent that such failure may result in any reduction of amounts which would otherwise be paid to you pursuant to this Agreement.
3. Order Processing
We will process orders for course subscriptions and other products placed by customers who follow special links from your site to our site. We reserve the right to reject orders that do not comply with any requirements that we periodically may establish. We will be responsible for all aspects of order processing and fulfillment. Among other things, we will prepare order forms; process payments, cancellations, and returns; and handle customer service. We will track sales made to customers who subscribe to the course using special links from your site to our site and will make available to you reports summarizing this sales activity. The form, content, and frequency of the reports may vary from time to time at our discretion.
4. Referral Fees
We will pay you (in accordance with Sections 5 and 6 below) referral fees on certain sales to third parties. For a sale to be eligible to earn a referral fee, the customer must follow a special link from your site to our site, purchase products using our automated ordering system, accept delivery of the products, and remit full payment to us.
5. Referral Fee Schedule
You will earn referral fees based on qualifying revenues according to referral fee schedules to be established by us. "Qualifying revenues" are revenues derived by us from our sales of qualifying products, excluding bad debt.
The current referral fee schedule is: 30% of Qualifying Revenues from the sale of each individual purchase of qualifying products. Qualifying Products are defined as those for which Special Codes are available.
6. Referral Fee Payment
We will pay you referral fees on a monthly basis. Approximately 15 days following the end of each calendar month, we will send you payment by check or PayPal for the referral fees earned on our sales of Qualifying Products that were shipped during that month, less any taxes that we are required by law to withhold. However, if the referral fees payable to you for any calendar month are less than $100.00, we will hold those referral fees until the total amount due is at least $100.00 or (if earlier) until this Agreement is terminated. If a refund for a purchase that generated a referral fee is requested by a customer qualified to receive a refund, we will deduct the corresponding referral fee from your next monthly payment. If there is no subsequent payment, we will send you a bill for the referral fee.
7. Policies and Pricing
Customers who purchase products through this Program will be deemed to be customers of Reallifeaccounting.com. Accordingly, all Real Life Online Seminars rules, policies, and operating procedures concerning customer service and sales will apply to those customers. We may change our policies and operating procedures at any time. For example, we will determine the prices to be charged for products sold under this Program in accordance with our own pricing policies. Course prices and availability may vary from time to time. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to present accurate information, but we cannot guarantee the availability or price of any particular course.
8. Identifying Yourself as an Affiliate
We will make available to you a selection of graphic images that identifies your site as an Affiliate. You must display this logo or the phrase "Affiliated with RealLifeAccounting.com" somewhere on your site. We also require you to include the Special Link on your site to the course home page at http://www.reallifeaccounting.com. We may modify the text or graphic image of this notice from time to time You may not make any press release with respect to this Agreement or your participation in the Program without our prior written consent, which may be given or withheld in our sole discretion. Please review our Media Rules.
9. Limited License
We grant you a nonexclusive, revocable right to use the graphic images and text described in Section 8 and such other images for which we grant express permission, solely for the purpose of identifying your site as a Program participant and to assist in generating subscription sales. You may not modify the graphic image or text, or any other of our images, in any way. We reserve all of our rights in the graphic image and text, any other images, our trade names and trademarks, and all other intellectual property rights. You agree to follow our Trademark Guidelines, as those guidelines may change from time to time. We may revoke your license at any time by giving you written notice, via electronic mail, to the e-mail address captioned on your application form.
10. Responsibility for Your Site
You will be solely responsible for the development, operation, and maintenance of your site and for all materials that appear on your site. For example, you will be solely responsible for:
- The technical operation of your site and all related equipment
- The accuracy and appropriateness of materials posted on your site (including, among other things, all course-related materials)
- Ensuring that materials posted on your site do not violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party (including, for example, copyrights, trademarks, privacy, or other personal or proprietary rights)
- Ensuring that materials posted on your site are not libelous or otherwise illegal
We disclaim all liability for these matters. Further, you will indemnify and hold us harmless from all claims, damages, and expenses (including, without limitation, attorneys' fees) relating to the development, operation, maintenance, and contents of your site.
11. Term of the Agreement
The term of this Agreement will begin upon our acceptance of your Program application and will end when terminated by either party. Either you or we may terminate this Agreement at any time, with or without cause, by giving the other party written notice of termination. Notice from you to us can be sent by e-mail to email@example.com. Notice from us to you can be sent via e-mail to the e-mail address captioned in your application record. Upon the termination of this Agreement for any reason, you will immediately cease use of, and remove from your site, all links to our site, and all Reallifeaccounting.com trademarks, trade dress and logos, and all other materials provided by or on behalf of us to you pursuant hereto or in connection with the Program. You are only eligible to earn referral fees on our sales of subscriptions occurring during the term, and referral fees earned through the date of termination will remain payable only if the related orders are not canceled or returned. We may withhold your final payment for a reasonable time to ensure that the correct amount is paid.
We may modify any of the terms and conditions contained in this Agreement, at any time and in our sole discretion, by posting a change notice or a new agreement on our site. Modifications may include, for example, changes in the scope of available referral fees, referral fee schedules, payment procedures, and Program rules. IF ANY MODIFICATION IS UNACCEPTABLE TO YOU, YOUR ONLY RECOURSE IS TO TERMINATE THIS AGREEMENT. YOUR CONTINUED PARTICIPATION IN THE PROGRAM FOLLOWING OUR POSTING OF A CHANGE NOTICE OR NEW AGREEMENT ON OUR SITE WILL CONSTITUTE BINDING ACCEPTANCE OF THE CHANGE.
13. Relationship of 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 the parties. 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. Limitation of Liability
We will not be liable for indirect, special, or consequential damages (or any loss of revenue, profits, or data) arising in connection with this Agreement or the Program, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages. Further, our aggregate liability arising with respect to this Agreement and the Program will not exceed the total referral fees paid or payable to you under this Agreement.
We make no express or implied warranties or representations with respect to the Program or any products sold through the Program (including, without limitation, warranties of fitness, merchantability, noninfringement, or any implied warranties arising out of a course of performance, dealing, or trade usage). 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.
16. Independent Investigation
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ THIS AGREEMENT AND AGREE TO ALL ITS TERMS AND CONDITIONS. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT WE MAY AT ANY TIME (DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY) SOLICIT CUSTOMER REFERRALS ON TERMS THAT MAY DIFFER FROM THOSE CONTAINED IN THIS AGREEMENT OR OPERATE WEB SITES THAT ARE SIMILAR TO OR COMPETE WITH YOUR WEB SITE. YOU HAVE INDEPENDENTLY EVALUATED THE DESIRABILITY OF PARTICIPATING IN THE PROGRAM AND ARE NOT RELYING ON ANY REPRESENTATION, GUARANTEE, OR STATEMENT OTHER THAN AS SET FORTH IN THIS AGREEMENT.
This agreement is made under California law, which is considered the venue of the agreement. Any considered breach of the agreement by either party will be submitted to the American Arbitration Association for resolution. Any meetings resulting from such arbitration shall take place in Tuolumne County, California. Prevailing party in such arbitration shall be entitled to reasonable costs and attorney's fees. You may not assign this Agreement, by operation of law or otherwise, without our prior written consent. Subject to that restriction, this Agreement will be binding on, inure to the benefit of, and enforceable against the parties and their respective successors and assigns. 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. This agreement contains the entire agreement between the parties.
Electronic forwarding of your completed application for consideration constitutes full acknowledgment and acceptance of these terms and conditions on your part. E-mail acknowledgment of acceptance constitutes our confirmation of this agreement