Terms and Conditions

This is a legal operating agreement (hereinafter “Agreement”) between you (hereinafter “you” or “Publisher”) and Affmine LLC (hereinafter "we" or "Affmine"), referred to individually as “Party” or collectively as “Parties”. This document contains important information about your rights and obligations.

Affmine operates and manages an affiliate network (hereinafter “Network”) where an advertising company (hereinafter “Advertiser”) and a Publisher may participate in.

You should read carefully the following terms and conditions contained in Agreement as they govern your access to and use of this website, and other services provided by affmine.com (collectively, the "Website"). Affmine is willing to license the use of the website to you only on the condition that you accept and agree to all of the terms and conditions contained in this Agreement. The terms and conditions contained in this Agreement apply to your participation in the Network. If you do not wish to be bound by this Agreement, you should not participate in the Network. If an individual is accessing this Agreement on behalf of a business entity, by doing so, such individual represents that they have the legal capacity and authority to bind such business entity to this Agreement.

By using our Network and promoting Advertiser’s campaigns (hereinafter “Campaign”)  and/or other creative materials (hereinafter “Campaign Media”), you agree to their restrictions and terms of promotion. Each Campaign, links to a specific website for that particular Campaign (hereinafter “Campaign Website”) as established by Advertiser.

1. Participation

The Publisher has to submit a Publisher application from our Website. Publisher must accurately complete the application to become a Publisher and provide us with future updates. It is forbidden to use any aliases or other means to mask Publisher’s true identity or contact information. After we review Publisher’s application, we will notify the Publisher of its acceptance or rejection to the Publisher platform, generally within two (2) business days. We may accept or reject Publisher’s application at our sole discretion for any reason.

2. Obligations of Affmine

Subject to our acceptance of you as a partner and your continued compliance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Affmine Network agrees as follows:

  • We will make available to you via the Network, graphic and textual links to the Campaigns which you may display on websites owned or controlled by you, in emails sent by you and clearly identified as coming from you and in online advertisements (hereinafter “Media”). We will provide you unique links (hereinafter “Links”) for each Campaign. The Links will serve to identify you as a member of our Network and will establish a link from your Media to the Campaign Website.
  • We will pay Publisher for each Qualified Action (hereinafter "Commission"). Commission means an individual person who (i) accesses the Campaign Website via the Link, where the Link is the link to the Campaign Website, (ii) is not a computer generated user, such as a robot, spider, computer script or other automated, artificial or fraudulent method to appear like an individual, real live person, (iii) is not using pre-populated fields (iv) completes all of the information required for such action within the time period allowed by the Network and (v) is not later determined by Affmine to be fraudulent, incomplete, unqualified or a duplicate.
  • We will pay you any Commissions earned monthly, provided that your account is currently greater than $50. Accounts with a balance of less than $50 will roll over to the next month, and will continue to roll over monthly until $50 is reached. We reserve the right to charge back to your account any previously paid Commissions that are later determined to have not met the requirements to be a Qualified Action.
  • Payment for Commissions is dependent upon Advertisers providing such funds to Affmine, and therefore, you agree that Affmine shall only be liable to you for Commissions to the extent that Affmine has received such funds from the Advertisers. You hereby release Affmine from any claim for Commissions if Affmine has not received such funds from the Advertisers.
  • Affmine shall automatically generate an invoice though the Network platform on behalf of Publisher for all Commissions payable under this Agreement and shall remit payment to Publisher based upon that invoice. All tracking of Links and determinations of Qualified Actions and Commissions shall be made by Affmine in its sole discretion. In the event that Publisher disputes in good faith any portion of an invoice, Publisher must submit that dispute to Affmine in writing and in sufficient detail within thirty (30) days of the date on the invoice. If Publisher does not dispute the invoice as set forth herein, then Publisher agrees that it irrevocably waives any claims based upon that invoice. In the event that Publisher is also tracking Qualified Actions and Publisher claims a discrepancy, Publisher must provide Affmine with its reports within three (3) days after 30th day of the calendar month, and if Affmine's and Publisher's reported statistics vary by more than 10% and Affmine reasonably determines that Publisher has used generally accepted industry methods to track Qualified Actions, then Affmine and Publisher agree to make a good faith effort to arrive at a reconciliation. If the Parties are unable to arrive at a reconciliation, then Affmine's numbers shall govern.
  • If Publisher has an outstanding balance due to Affmine under this Agreement or any other agreement between the Publisher and Affmine, whether or not related to the Network, Publisher agrees that Affmine may offset any such amounts due to Affmine from amounts payable to Publisher under this Agreement.

3. Obligations of the Publisher

Publisher agrees to:

  • Have sole responsibility for the development, operation, and maintenance of, and all content on or linked to, your Media.
  • Ensure that all materials posted on your Media or otherwise used in connection with the Network (i) are not illegal, (ii) do not infringe upon the intellectual property or personal rights of any third party and (iii) do not contain or link to any material which is harmful, threatening, defamatory, obscene, sexually explicit, harassing, promotes violence, promotes discrimination (whether based on sex, religion, race, ethnicity, nationality, disability or age), promotes illegal activities (such as gambling), contains profanity or otherwise contains materials that Affmine informs you that it considers unallowed (hereinafter, "Offensive Content").
  • Not make any representations, warranties or other statements concerning Affmine or Advertiser or any of their respective products or services, except as expressly authorized herein.
  • Make sure that your Media does not copy or resemble the look and feel of the Campaign Website or create the impression that your Media is endorsed by Affmine or Advertisers or a part of the Campaign, without prior written permission from us.
  • Comply with all (i) obligations, requirements and restrictions under this Agreement and (ii) laws, rules and regulations as they relate to your business, your Media or your use of the Links.
  • Comply with the terms, conditions, guidelines and policies of any third party services used by Publisher in connection with the Network, including but not limited to, email providers, social networking services and ad networks.
  • Always prominently post and make available to end-users, including prior to the collection of any personally identifiable information, a privacy policy in compliance with all applicable laws that clearly and thoroughly discloses all information collection, use and sharing practices, including providing for the collection of such personally identifiable information in connection with the Network and the provision of such personally identifiable information to Affmine and Advertisers for use as intended by Affmine and Advertisers.
  • Always prominently post and make available to end-users any terms and conditions in connection with the Campaign set forth by Affmine or Advertisers, or as required by applicable laws regarding such Campaigns.
  • Make sure to not place Affmine ads on any online auction platform (i.e. eBay, Amazon, etc).

4. Confidentiality

Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement or with the consent of Affmine, you agree that all information, including, without limitation, the terms of this Agreement, business and financial information, customer and vendor lists, and pricing and sales information, concerning us or any of our partners provided by or on behalf of any of them shall remain strictly confidential and secret and shall not be utilized, directly or indirectly, by you for any purpose other than your participation in the Network, except and solely to the extent that any such information is generally known or available to the public through a source other than you. Publisher shall not use any information obtained from the Network to develop, enhance or operate a service that competes with the Network, or assist another party to do the same.

5. Limited License & Intellectual Property

We grant you a nonexclusive, nontransferable, revocable right to use and to access our Website solely in accordance with the terms of this Agreement, for the sole purpose of identifying your Media as a participant in the Network and assisting in increasing sales through the Campaign Website.

Publisher may not alter, modify, manipulate or create derivative works of the Campaign Media or any Network graphics, creative, copy or other materials owned by, or licensed to, Affmine in any way.

The licenses may be revoked at any time by giving the Publisher a notice. Except as expressly stated herein, nothing in this Agreement is intended to grant Publisher any rights to any of Affmine’s trademarks, service marks, copyrights, patents or trade secrets. All rights not expressly granted in this Agreement are reserved by Affmine.

6. Termination

This Agreement shall commence on the date of Publisher’s application and shall continue thereafter until terminated as provided herein. Publisher may terminate its participation in the Network at any time by removing all Links from its Media and stop sending traffic to Links. We may terminate the Publisher participation in one or more Campaigns and/or this Agreement at any time and for any reason which Affmine deems to be appropriate with or without prior notice to Publisher by disabling the Links or providing you with a notice, Publisher will immediately cease all use of and delete all Links, plus all Affmine and/or Advertiser intellectual property, and will cease representing itself as a Network Publisher or Advertiser partner for such one or more Campaigns.

7. Remedies

In addition to any other rights and remedies available to Affmine under this Agreement, Affmine reserves the right to delete any actions submitted through the Publisher’s Links and withhold and freeze any unpaid Commissions or charge back paid Commissions if (i) Affmine determines that Publisher has violated this Agreement, (ii) Affmine or an Advertiser receives any complaints about Publisher participation in the Network which Affmine reasonably believes to violate this Agreement or (iii) any Commission is later determined to have not met the requirements set forth in this Agreement. Such withholding or freezing of Commissions, or charge backs for paid Commissions, shall be without regard as to whether or not such Commissions were earned as a result of such breach. In the event of a material breach of this Agreement, Affmine reserves the right to disclose Publisher identity and contact information to appropriate law enforcement or regulatory authorities or any third party that has been directly damaged by Publisher’s actions.

8. Anti-Spam Policy

Publisher must strictly comply with the country-specific applicable CAN-SPAM Act (hereinafter "Act"). It is solely Publisher’s obligation to ensure that the email complies with the applicable Act.

9. Fraud

Publisher is expressly prohibited from using any persons, means, devices or arrangements to commit fraud, violate any applicable law, interfere with other partners or falsify information in connection with referrals through the Links or the generation of Commissions or exceed your permitted access to the Network. Such acts include, but are in no way limited to, using automated means to increase the number of clicks through the Links or completion of any required information, using spyware, using stealware, cookie-stuffing and other deceptive acts or click-fraud. Affmine Network shall make all determinations about fraudulent activity in its sole discretion.

10. Representations and Warranties

Publisher hereby represents and warrants that this Agreement constitutes its legal, valid, and binding obligation, enforceable against Publisher in accordance with its terms and that Publisher has the authority to enter into this Agreement. Subject to the other terms and conditions of this Agreement, Affmine represents and warrants that it shall not knowingly violate any law, rule or regulation which is applicable to Affmine's own business operations or Affmine Network's proprietary products or services.

11. Modifications

Affmine may modify any of the terms and conditions of this Agreement at any time by providing Publisher with an email notice. If the Publisher does not confirm the modifications, they will become effective ten (10) business days after such notice. If the modifications are unacceptable to Publisher, Publisher may terminate this Agreement without penalty solely on the account of such termination within such ten (10) business day period. Publisher continued participation in this Partner Program ten (10) business days after a change notice has been posted will constitute Publisher’s acceptance of such change. In addition, Affmine may change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of a Campaign or Link or remove, alter, or modify any tags, text, graphic or banner ad in connection with a Link. Publisher agrees to promptly implement any request from Affmine to remove, alter or modify any Link, graphic or banner ad that is being used by Publisher as part of the Network.

12. Independent Investigation

Publisher acknowledges that Publisher has read this Agreement and agree to all its terms and conditions. Publisher has independently evaluated the desirability of participating in Affmine Network and are not relying on any representation, guarantee or statement other than as set forth in this Agreement.

13. Indemnification

Publisher hereby agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Affmine and Advertisers and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, partners and licensors, directors, officers, employees, owners and agents against any and all claims, actions, demands, liabilities, losses, damages, judgments, settlements, costs, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees and costs) based on (i) any failure or breach of this Agreement, including any representation, warranty, covenant, restriction or obligation made by Publisher herein, (ii) any misuse by Publisher, or by a party under the reasonable control of Publisher or by a party obtaining access of the Links, Campaigns, Affmine or Advertiser intellectual property, or (iii) any claim related to Publisher Media, including but not limited to, the content contained on such Publisher Media.

Besides any penalty stated in this Agreement, Publisher hereby accepts to pay to Affmine a penalty of USD 1.000,00 for each offence against this Agreement.

If a third party seeks to enforce a claim against Affmine and/or the Advertiser due to any Publisher Media and/or any offence against the provision III, the Publisher shall indemnify Affmine and/or the Advertiser against any and all claims that might arise and also assume responsibility for paying appropriate costs for legal defense. If an Advertiser seeks to enforce a claim against Affmine due to any Publisher Media and/or any offence against the provision III by the Publisher, the Publisher shall indemnify Affmine against any and all claims that might arise and also assume responsibility for paying appropriate costs for legal defense.

14. Disclaimers

The Network and Links, and the products and services provided in connection therewith, are provided to Publisher "as is". Except as expressly set forth herein, Affmine expressly disclaims all warranties, express, implied or statutory, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and noninfringement, and any warranties arising out of course of dealing, usage, or trade.

Affmine does not warrant that the Network or Links will meet Publisher's specific requirements or that the operation of the Network or Links will be completely error-free or uninterrupted. Affmine expressly disclaims any liability for any act or omission of an Advertiser or their products or services. Affmine does not guarantee that Publisher will earn any specific amount of commissions.

15. Limitation of Liability

In no event shall Affmine be liable for any unavailability or inoperability of Website, Network, Links, Campaigns, Campaigns Media, technical malfunction, computer error, corruption or loss of information, or other injury, damage or disruption of any kind beyond the reasonable control of Affmine.

In no event will Affmine be liable for any indirect, incidental, consequential, personal injury / wrongful death, special or exemplary damages, including but not limited to, loss of profits or loss of business opportunity, even if such damages are foreseeable and whether or not Affmine has been advised of the possibility thereof. Affmine's cumulative liability to Publisher, from all causes of action and all theories of liability, will be limited to and will not exceed the amounts paid to Publisher by Affmine in Commissions during the three (3) months immediately prior to such claim.

16. Governing Law & Miscellaneous

This Agreement has been made in and will be construed and enforced solely in accordance with the laws of the State of Delaware, U.S.A. The state or local courts in the State of Delaware will have exclusive jurisdiction and venue over all controversies in connection with this Agreement, and Publisher hereby consent to such exclusive and personal jurisdiction and venue.

Publisher may not assign all or any part of this Agreement without Affmine's prior written consent. Affmine may assign this Agreement at any time with notice to Publisher. This Agreement will be binding on and enforceable to the benefit of the legal representatives, successors and valid assigns of the Parties hereto.  Publisher shall be responsible for the payment of all attorney’s fees and expenses incurred by Affmine to enforce the terms of this Agreement. This Agreement contains the entire agreement between Affmine and Publisher with respect to the subject matter hereof, and supersedes all prior and/or contemporaneous agreements or understandings, written or oral.

Publisher agrees that Affmine shall not be subject to or bound by any Publisher insertion order or online terms and conditions that amend, conflict with or supplement this Agreement, regardless of whether Affmine "clicks through" or otherwise indicates its acceptance thereof. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be void, invalid or inoperative, the remaining provisions of this Agreement shall continue in effect and the invalid portion of any provision shall be deemed modified to the least degree necessary to remedy such invalidity while retaining the original intent of the Parties.

Each Party to this Agreement is an independent contractor in relation to the other Party with respect to all matters arising under this Agreement. Nothing herein shall be deemed to establish a partnership, joint venture, association or employment relationship between the parties.