This Agreement contains the complete terms and conditions that apply to an individual's or entity's participation in the CarpetVista.com Affiliates Program (the "Program").
As used in this Agreement, "we" means CarpetVista.com, and "you" means the applicant. "Website" means a World Wide Website and, depending on the context, refers either to CarpetVista.com's Website located at the URL www.CarpetVista.com, or to the Website that you will link to our Website (and which you will identify in your Program application). For purposes of this Agreement, “our Website” also includes any CarpetVista Website operated by us other than www.CarpetVista.com.
1. Enrollment in the Program
Promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age;
Promote illegal activities or are intended to harass or defame anyone;
Include "CarpetVista" or variations or misspellings thereof in their domain names; or otherwise violate our intellectual property rights or the intellectual property rights of others.
If we reject 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 Website is thereafter determined (at our sole discretion) to be unsuitable for the Program, we may terminate this Agreement immediately without prior notice.
2. Links on Your Website
- Graphical banner pointing to the CarpetVista website.
- Text link pointing to the CarpetVista website.
We will provide you with guidelines and graphical artwork to use in linking to our home page. To permit accurate tracking, reporting, and commission fee accrual, we will provide you with special "tagged" link formats to be used in all links between your Website and our Website. You must ensure that each of the links between your Website and our Website properly utilizes such special link formats. Links to our Website placed on your Website pursuant to this Agreement and which properly utilize such special link formats are referred to as "Special Links." You will only earn commission fees with respect to activity on our Website 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. Restrictions and Prohibited Activity
(a) Purchase or register search engine keywords, AdWords, search terms or other identifying terms or domain names that include the word "CarpetVista" or any variations thereof for use in any search engine, portal, sponsored advertising service or other search or referral service. Specifically, this policy prohibits you from bidding on:
Any form of our trademarks, "CarpetVista", “CarpetVista.com”.
Variations or misspellings of our trademarks or any form of our trademarks or variation or misspelling thereof in connection with foreign country or other domain extensions.
(b) Dilute, blur or tarnish the value of our trademarks, and/or products and services. (For example, you are not allowed to say that you offer better and/or more promotions, products and services than CarpetVista.com.);
(c) Misrepresent CarpetVista.com’s brands including our URL, logos, trademarks and trade names;
(d) Engage in indiscriminate or unsolicited commercial advertising emails;
(e) Cause or enable any sales to be made that are not in good faith, including, but not limited to, by means of any device, program, robot, Iframes, hidden frames or redirects;
(f) Establish or cause to be established any promotion that provides any rewards, points or compensation for sales, or that allows third parties to place Links to our Website or our Website content, without our prior written permission;
(g) Use any existing or future software products or services (including without limitation any computer programming code that is an add-on or bundled with any browser or other host application) that will replace, intercept, interfere, hinder, disrupt or otherwise alter in any manner the Web user's access, view or usage of, or other aspect of the Web user's experience at the Website of any affiliate of ours in a manner that causes or otherwise results in a different experience from what was otherwise intended by our affiliate; or
(h) Use any existing or future software products and services that will block, alter, direct, redirect, substitute, insert, append itself to, or otherwise intercept or interfere in any manner with any click through or other traffic-based transaction that originated from the Website of any affiliate of ours with the result of reducing any compensation or other payment earned by or owing to such affiliate.
In addition to the foregoing, you must also abide by the provisions of the rules set forth at the end of this agreement concerning Press Releases and Other Communications, Other Website Promotion, Using Our Trademarks and Paid Search Listings.
If we determine, in our sole discretion, that you have engaged in any of the foregoing activities or violated any of our rules, we may (without limiting any other rights or remedies available to us) withhold any referral fees otherwise payable to you under this Agreement and/or terminate this Agreement. If we are required to enforce any of the foregoing restrictions, you will be obligated to reimburse us for any attorneys’ fees reasonably incurred in connection therewith.
4. Order Processing
5. Commission Fees
6. Commission Fee Schedule
You will earn commission fees based on Qualifying Revenues.
"Qualifying Revenues" are revenues derived by us from our sales of products such as carpets and accessories as a result of purchases made by visitors to our Website that come directly through a Special Link on your Website. “Qualifying Revenues” do not include shipping & handling, wrapping, taxes or service charges.
Furthermore, since all customers of CarpetVista have a 30 day return policy, a purchase will not qualify for commission until after 30 days, when the purchase will be considered fulfilled.
Commission fees are paid on the following occasions:
1 – Banner klick. This is per unique referral. 0.1 SEK
2 – Referred customer registers at the CarpetVista site. (No purchase necessary) 10 SEK
3 – Purchase from a referred customer within 45 days of reference. 7% of sales
The sales commission can be given back to the referrer as a rebate. This will be taken from the total 7%. For example, if the affiliate want to offer 5% rebate on CarpetVista, 5% will be given to the customer as rebate, and the other 2% will be commission.
This can be set per code by the affiliate, ranging from a 1% to 6% rebate.
Discount codes are only to be used with temporary promotions like newsletter, blog posts, news, campaigns, competitions e.tc.
7. Commission Fee Payment
8. Policies and Pricing
9. Identifying Yourself As An Affiliate
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 Rules Regarding Press Releases and Other Communications. In addition, you may not in any manner misrepresent or embellish the relationship between us and you, or express or imply any relationship or affiliation between us and you or any other person or entity except as expressly permitted by this Agreement (including by expressing or implying that CarpetVista.com supports, sponsors, endorses or contributes money to any charity or other cause).
10. Limited License
In addition, we grant you a nonexclusive, non-sub licensable, worldwide right to reproduce and use all graphic images and other materials provided to you, solely for the purpose of creating Links connecting your Website to our Website and promoting our products for sale. These product images must be served by our Website and cannot be used in any form other than the form provided by us.
11. Responsibility For Your Website
The technical operation of your Website and all related equipment;
Creating and posting Product descriptions on your Website and linking those descriptions to our catalog;
The accuracy and appropriateness of materials posted on your Website (including, among other things, all Product-related materials);
Ensuring that materials posted on your Website do not violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party (including, for example, copyrights, trademarks, privacy, or other personal or proprietary rights); and
Ensuring that materials posted on your Website are not libelous or otherwise illegal
12. Resale and Special Incentive Restrictions
13. Representations and Warranties
a. This Agreement constitutes your legal, valid, and binding obligation, enforceable against you in accordance with its terms.
b. The execution, delivery, and performance by you of this Agreement and the consummation by you of the transactions contemplated hereby shall not, with or without the giving of notice, the lapse of time, or both, conflict with or violate (i) any provision of law, rule, or regulation to which you are subject, (ii) any order, judgment, or decree applicable to you or binding upon your assets or properties, (iii) any provision of your by-laws or certificate of incorporation, or (iv) any agreement or other instrument applicable to you or binding upon your assets or properties.
c. You are the sole and exclusive owner of your trademarks, names and logos and have the right and power to grant to us the license to use your trademarks in the manner contemplated herein, and such grant does not and shall not (i) breach, conflict with, or constitute a default under any agreement or other instrument applicable to you or binding upon your assets or properties, or (ii) infringe upon any trademark, trade name, service mark, copyright, or other proprietary right of any other person or entity.
d. No consent, approval, or authorization of, or exemption by, or filing with, any governmental authority or any third party is required to be obtained or made by you in connection with the execution, delivery, and performance of this Agreement or the taking by you of any other action contemplated hereby.
e. There is no pending or, to the best of your knowledge, threatened claim, action, or proceeding against you, or any affiliate of yours, with respect to the execution, delivery, or consummation of this Agreement, or with respect to your trademarks, and, to the best of your knowledge, there is no basis for any such claim, action, or proceeding.
14. Term Of The Agreement
16. Relationship Of Parties
17. Limitation Of Liability
You hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless CarpetVista.com 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 (a) any claim that your use of any trademarks infringes on any trademark, trade name, service mark, copyright, license, intellectual property, or other proprietary right of any third party, (b) any misrepresentation of a representation or warranty or breach of a covenant and agreement made by you herein, or (c) any claim related to your Website, including, without limitation, content therein not attributable to us.
19. Independent Investigation
Rules Regarding Press Releases And Other Communications (Including All Communications On Your Website Or Via Other Media)
The following rules apply to any press release or other communication that you may issue in connection with your participation in the Program, as well as to any other promotion of your Website.
Any communication must accurately identify that you are participating in the "CarpetVista.com Affiliates Program."
Any communication must clearly and accurately describe the nature of your participation in the CarpetVista.com Affiliates Program. Your communication must not create confusion or misrepresent the nature of your or any other participant's participation in the CarpetVista.com Affiliates Program. You may, without our prior consent, say the following in any communication: that you have become an CarpetVista.com Affiliate, and/or that you have joined or become a member of the CarpetVista.com Affiliates Program.
You must obtain our prior written consent to use any other description of your participation in the CarpetVista.com Affiliates Program or of the program itself, which we may give or withhold at our sole discretion. If you seek such consent, please submit the entirety of your proposed press release to us by email at affiliates@CarpetVista.com for review.
Rules Regarding Other Website Promotion
Notwithstanding the foregoing, you may promote your Website via mailings to recipients who are already customers or subscribers to your Website's services, provided that the recipients have the option to remove themselves from future mailings and that you otherwise comply with all applicable laws of your jurisdiction. Further, you may promote your Website via newsgroup postings to newsgroups that specifically welcome commercial messages (when in doubt, consult the newsgroup FAQ or moderators to be sure that such a message is acceptable in that newsgroup).
In all promotion, you must clearly represent yourself and your Website as entities independent from CarpetVista.com, CarpetVista.com's affiliated companies, the CarpetVista.com Website, and any of CarpetVista.com's affiliated companies' Websites.
Generally, in any forum or media, you must honor the advertising practices and restrictions that are commonly considered acceptable by its readers.
CarpetVista, reserves the right at its sole discretion to modify the foregoing rules at any time. CarpetVista, reserves the right to take action against any person or entity that does not conform to these rules.
Rules Regarding Use of Our Trademarks
You may use the Trademarks solely for the purpose authorized by CarpetVista.com.
You may not alter the Trademarks in any manner. For example, you may not change the proportion, color, or font of the Trademarks.
You may not display the Trademarks in any manner that implies sponsorship, endorsement by CarpetVista.com. outside of your involvement in the Affiliates Program.
You may not use the Trademarks to disparage CarpetVista.com, its products or services, or in a manner which, in CarpetVista.com's reasonable judgment, may diminish or otherwise damage CarpetVista.com's goodwill.
Each Trademark must appear by itself, with reasonable spacing (at least the height of the Trademark) between each side of the Trademark and other graphic or textual elements.
You acknowledge that all rights to the Trademarks are the exclusive property of CarpetVista, and all goodwill generated through your use of the Trademark will inure to the benefit of CarpetVista.com.
Rules Regarding Paid Search Listings
You may not represent you or your website as CarpetVista.com.
You may not use or display www.CarpetVista.com or variations thereof in either the copy/advertisement or the display URL. Variations include foreign country or other top-level domain extensions.
You must follow common search engine guidelines, such as: (a) your display URL must match the ultimate actual destination URL; (b) you may not frame our website as a landing page; or (c) you may not create “redirects” or “jump pages” that immediately direct to our website.
If you are going to use the number of products that CarpetVista.com offers in your copy, you must use 15000. Any updates in product count will be communicated to affiliates via email.
You shall not purchase or register search engine keywords, AdWords, search terms or other identifying terms that include the word "CarpetVista" or any variations thereof for use in any search engine, portal, sponsored advertising service or other search or referral service. Specifically, this policy prohibits you from bidding on:
Our trademarks, "CarpetVista" and “CarpetVista.com” and any keyword string that includes these terms, for example, "Carpet Vista", "CarpetVista coupons", "CarpetVista and coupons", "CarpetVista carpets", etc.;
Variations of our trademarks such as: "Carpet Vista", "carp vista", "www.CarpetVista.com", "carpet-vista", "www.CarpetVista", "ww.carpetvist.com", "carpet-vista.com", "www.carpvista.com", "carpet.vista", "wwwCarpetVista.com", "carpetvistacom", etc.; or
Any form of our trademarks or variation or misspelling thereof in connection with foreign country or other domain extensions.
All promotions or claims reflected in your copy/advertisement must be accurate at any time that the ad is running.