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The following Terms and Conditions apply to all Affiliates
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This Affiliate Program Agreement (also "Agreement", "Affiliate Agreement", "Terms and Conditions", "Affiliate Terms and Conditions", ) is entered into by and between Hostking Pty Ltd, a South Africa private limited company (“Hostking”) and the Partner (also ”You”, “Affiliate Partner”, “Affiliate”), and is made effective as of the date of electronic acceptance. This Agreement sets forth the terms and conditions of your use of the Affiliate Program (the "Affiliate Program" or the "Services"). Your electronic acceptance of this Agreement signifies that you have read, understood, acknowledged and agreed to be bound by this Agreement, along with Hostking's Universal Terms of Service Agreement, which is incorporated herein by reference. The terms "we", "us" or "our" shall refer to Hostking. The terms "you", "your", "User", "customer" or "Affiliate" shall refer to any individual or entity who accepts this Agreement. Nothing in this Agreement shall be deemed to confer any third-party rights or benefits. Hostking, in its sole and absolute discretion, may change or modify this Agreement and any policies or agreements which are incorporated herein, at any time, and such changes or modifications shall be effective immediately upon posting to the Hostking website (this "Site"). You acknowledge and agree that (i) Hostking may notify you of such changes or modifications by posting them to this Site and (ii) your use of this Site or the Services found at this Site after such changes or modifications have been made (as indicated by the "Last Revised" date at the top of this page) shall constitute your acceptance of this Agreement as last revised. If you do not agree to be bound by this Agreement as last revised, do not use (or continue to use) this Site or the Services found at this Site. In addition, Hostking may occasionally notify you of changes or modifications to this Agreement by email. It is therefore very important that you keep your account ("Account") information, including your email address, current. Hostking assumes no liability or responsibility for your failure to receive an email notification if such failure results from an inaccurate or out-of-date email address.
PARTICIPATION IN THE AFFILIATE PROGRAM
In order to enroll in the Affiliate Program, you need to submit your application through the affiliate signup form on the Hostking website (https://www.hostking.co.za). All affiliate signups are reviewed by us before deciding if an application is accepted. If we determine that your application is not suitable for the Affiliate Program, it may be rejected for any reason.
As a Hostking Affiliate, you agree that:
- It is your full responsibility to provide us with accurate account information and it is your responsibility to keep that information up to date. Such information includes, but is not limited to: contact details, payment details, tax information, all website URL(s) where Hostking is promoted, promotional means and practices and any other details we may request. Hostking reserves the right to request any additional information about each website, where Hostking is promoted and any additional information about the practices used to promote Hostking on those websites. If by any means you fail to provide the requested data or the data is not accurate it may result in exclusion from the Affiliate Program, temporary suspension or termination of your Affiliate account and loss of any Commissions.
- The Affiliate must act in good faith and refer clients in good standing. Clients in good standing are your referred web hosting account owners that have provided valid contact information, have active accounts that do not exceed any limitations as per the Hostking Terms of Service and are not flagged for high fraud risk. Active accounts refer to your referred new users who have created an account and have not cancelled it in more than 45 (forty-five) days.
- You should not make any recommendations or take any actions that would result in a potential revenue loss for Hostking.
- You should not use any marketing practices that may attract clients that are not in good standing.
- You should not act in your own will as per modifying, copying or altering any banners, icons, graphics or any other content that is contained in Hostking’s Links including but not limited to altering and modifying any copyright or trademark notices, without prior written approval from Hostking.
- You shall not use self-referral methods, you can’t click on your affiliate links and/or banners and make orders via your unique affiliate link. Matching IP addresses that were used to log in to the Affiliate panel and to make the purchase are going to be considered as self-referral and no exceptions will be made. Additionally, the use of VPN services to make a purchase via the affiliate link will also be considered a violation. Violations can result in the loss of all accrued Rewards and dismissal from the program.
- The Affiliate should not engage in any blackhat SEO/spam link building techniques in order to generate more referrals for Hostking.
- You agree not to violate any applicable law.
- You should be loyal to Hostking and should not misuse its confidence and shall not damage Hostking reputation.
- Not to advocate, promote, or encourage violence or discrimination against any person, organization, or governmental entity.
Only promotional materials that are approved by Hostking may be used in the Affiliate’s Site in order to advertise Hostking. Approved promotional materials refer to the materials that are provided in your Affiliate Area. Approved promotional materials may contain Hostking trademarks, service marks, logos and slogans for you to display on your Affiliate Website. By signing this agreement we grant you a non-exclusive, limited and non-transferable license to access, download and place the approved promotional material on your website with the sole purpose to promote websites operated, controlled and owned by Hostking.
If by the decision of any party the Affiliate Agreement is terminated, upon termination your non-exclusive, limited and non-transferable license to access, download and place the approved promotional materials of Hostking will be immediately and automatically withdrawn.Inappropriate ways of advertising include, but are not limited to:
- The Usage of any illegal and/or spam method of advertising, such as: unsolicited email, unauthorized placing of the link in forums, newsgroups, message boards, etc.;
- Bidding on keywords and phrases containing the "Hostking" trademark, or variations or misspellings of the trademarked term on Pay per Click or Pay per Impression campaigns on the search engines (Google, Yahoo, MSN, Ask, Bing or others) without our prior approval. You are not allowed to use the Hostking Website(s) as display URL in Paid media ads and to direct-link or redirect to the Hostking Website(s);
- Using non-unique copyright infringing content to promote Hostking;
- Using traffic generated by pay to read, pay to click, banner exchanges, click exchanges, PPV advertising, pop-up/under, or similar methods;
- Providing cash backs, rewards or any other kind of incentives to obtain the sale without our prior approval;
- Offering price savings methods, including coupon(s), voucher(s), discount codes, or added value offers without our prior approval;
- Using our advertising and promotional materials, trademark or name in a way which negatively affects our image;
- Using iframes or any other techniques or technology that places your affiliate tracking cookie in any means other than an actual click-through;
- Using link cloaking or masking techniques or technology with the goal to promote Hostking on websites and/or networks not explicitly listed in your affiliate profile and hiding that traffic source;
- Your website(s) must NOT contain lewd, obscene, illegal or pornographic material, or any other material that is deemed to be objectionable. This includes, but is not limited to, bigotry, hatred, pornography, satanic materials, trademark and copyright materials, all content of an adult nature, etc. The declaration of any materials as such is subject to our reasonable opinion;
- Your domain name(s), company name, logo, trademark, product(s), project(s), service(s) must NOT contain keywords and phrases containing the "Hostking" trademark or any other variations or misspellings confusingly similar to Hostking trademark, name, logo or domain name, without our prior approval;
- Your domain name(s), company name, logo, trademark, your product(s), project(s), service(s) must NOT contain keywords and phrases that contain or are confusingly similar to third-party trademarks, names, logos or domain names unless you have been duly authorized by the trademark owner.
Hostking shall have the sole right to decide if a promotional method you use is appropriate. The use of any advertising method that we consider inappropriate may result in a warning, suspension or termination of your affiliate account and cancellation of all outstanding Commission payments due. Additionally, any rude, aggressive or offensive in any means communication with the dedicated affiliate manager will result in a permanent ban from the Affiliate Program with no exceptions made.
AFFILIATE TRACKING COOKIES
We track affiliate sales automatically by using cookies. The cookies are automatically placed in the browser of the user who clicks on the affiliate link in order to reach our website. Every cookie is stored for up to 30 days. If a previous affiliate’s cookie is already placed in the same user’s browser it will be overwritten with the new cookie. If cookies are deleted intentionally by the user, Hostking does not hold responsibility for this action.
If the sale is for Hostking Shared Hosting plans, WordPress Hosting, .NET Hosting, Sitebuilder plans, Reseller Hosting you will receive 60% (sixty percent) Commission. No Commission will be granted for the one-month hosting plans, bought by the clients. With Revenue Share offers the maximum Commission for one sale is R 4500. Any applicable taxes, fees, additional services (such as personal information protection) and domain prices are excluded. (Example: a client bought Hostking VPS for a year and paid R 7765.88 (taxes included). Here's how your Commission will be counted: (R7765.88 – R1164.88 (VAT 15% (depends on the country))*60% = R 3960.60 ). In total, you will receive R 3960.60 Commission. We retain the right to change the Commission structure and the method of calculation of the Commission at any time. Other Commission plans are not offered as standard but could be discussed with your Account Manager after review of the Partnership. If you disagree with the Commission due as reported, you shall send an email to [email protected] and indicate the reasons and/or observations in 30 (thirty) days since the balance due or the force majeure event’s date. Failure to send an email within the prescribed time limit shall be deemed to be considered as an irrevocable acknowledgment. If the purchase will be cancelled or refunded by the request of the client during the 45 days period - the Commission for such purchase will not be credited. We retain the right to review all the transactions for the possible fraud, whether such fraud is on the part of the Customer, or on your part. During the time which We review Commissions for possible fraud or any other concerns due to illegal activity, we may withhold payment of any balance to you for up to 180 (one hundred eighty) days, while We investigate and verify that the relevant transactions comply with the provisions of the Agreement, laws and regulations.
We will provide you with the Commission statement due in your Affiliate Area at the start of a new month. Pay-out requests for the previous payable period should be submitted via specified email until the end of the previous month. For example: the request for June 2021 should be sent by the end of July 2021. Pay-outs will be released by the 20th of the running month. If the request will be submitted after the end of the previous month - the pay-out will be transferred to the next payments round. You should make at least 3 conversions in order to request the pay-out. The minimum pay-out amount for PayPal withdrawal is R1000. The minimum pay-out for Electronic Funds Transfer is R1000. Please keep in mind that Electronic Funds Transfer payments usually take (7) workdays to be completed. Due to this reason, the commission payouts can be released later than the 20th of each month.
RELATIONSHIP OF THE PARTIES
Both the Affiliate and Hostking agree that they are entering into this Affiliate Agreement as independent contractors and this agreement creates no partnership, agency franchise, joint venture, sales representative or employment relationship between them. You have no authority to accept or make any representations or offers on the behalf of Hostking. You cannot make any statements on your website or otherwise that would contradict anything in this section.
You may can cancel and terminate your affiliate account at a moments notice by contacting us through your Client Area. Hostking will send you a confirmation that your account has been terminated, as requested.
Hostking can terminate an affiliate account:
- With a seven-day prior notice without providing any explanation.
- Immediately without any prior notice, if your affiliate account or you violate the Affiliate Program Terms and Conditions.
After an affiliate account is terminated, the sales associated with the affiliate will no longer be tracked by us and you will no longer qualify for any future Commission. Additionally, an Affiliate will be considered an inactive Affiliate if the account does not have any new Conversions for the last six months and such accounts will be parked as dormant. If any Commissions are due at the time of termination, they will be paid to the Affiliate after any applicable holding period with the regular pay-out cycle. No outstanding Commission payments will be due if your account is terminated due to the violation of these Terms and Conditions and an administrative fee of R950 (or the equivalent in the currency that is listed in your Affiliate Area) will be due by the Affiliate. Once the Affiliate account is terminated, the Affiliate is obliged to remove any and all promotional materials, links, logos, trademarks, and slogans of Hostking from his website within a period of 3 business days. This provision survives the termination of the Affiliate Agreement. Upon the termination of this Affiliate Agreement, the Affiliate no longer has the right to use any of Hostking trademark(s), logo(s), and slogan(s) and will refrain from any actions that may affect the reputation, the image and any business relations with current and potential clients of Hostking, directly or indirectly. Once the Affiliate account is terminated, this Affiliate Agreement is terminated automatically.
Each party acknowledges that, as a result of this Affiliate Agreement, it may gain access to certain Confidential Information of the other party. “Confidential Information” means all documentation and information, including techniques, algorithms and processes and technical, business and marketing information, designated or marked by the party disclosing such documentation and information orally, visually or in writing (the “Disclosing Party”) as “proprietary” or “confidential” or the like, or that the other party (the “Receiving Party”) knows to be confidential, or should reasonably consider to be confidential under the circumstances of its disclosure, supplied by the Disclosing Party to the Receiving Party in connection with this Affiliate Agreement. During the Term and for a period of five (5) years thereafter, each Receiving Party agrees (a) to hold the Disclosing Party’s Confidential Information in strict confidence, using the same degree of (but no less than reasonable) care and protection that it exercises with its own Confidential Information of a similar nature; (b) not to directly or indirectly disclose or otherwise make available any Confidential Information of the Disclosing Party to a third party; and (c) not to copy or use Disclosing Party’s Confidential Information for any purpose other than as necessary to fulfill Receiving Party’s obligations or exercise its rights under this Affiliate Agreement. Each party will disclose the other party’s Confidential Information only to its employees and affiliates with a need to know in order to fulfill such party’s obligations hereunder. In addition, the Receiving Party will be allowed to disclose Confidential Information of the Disclosing Party to the extent that such disclosure is approved in writing by the Disclosing Party or is required by law or by the order of a court or similar judicial or administrative body, provided that (to the extent permitted by law) the Receiving Party notifies the Disclosing Party of such required disclosure promptly and in writing and cooperates with the Disclosing Party, at the Disclosing Party’s reasonable request and expense, in any lawful action. The obligations of this Section will not apply to Confidential Information if such information: (a) is publicly available prior to or at the time of disclosure, or later becomes publicly available through no act of the Receiving Party; or (b) was, prior to disclosure hereunder, rightfully known to the Receiving Party (other than in connection with this Affiliate Agreement) without confidentiality restriction.
Any controversy, claim or dispute arising under this Affiliate Agreement will be resolved according to the jurisdiction and legislation where the Hostking entity servicing your Affiliate account is located.
CHANGES TO THE AFFILIATE PROGRAM TERMS
We reserve the right to change any policies or terms of this Affiliate Agreement at any time. The amendments and/or supplements of the Agreement are effective immediately upon being posted to the Hostking website. The current Terms and Conditions of the Affiliate Agreement are always available publicly on Hostking’s website. If by any means you do not agree with the amendments and/or supplements of the Affiliate Agreement, you can cancel your account within 10 business days, counting from the date of the amendments and/or supplements. Only an official Hostking officer has the right to make any amendments and/or supplements to this Affiliate Agreement. No agent of, or person employed by or under contract with, Hostking has any authority to alter or vary this Affiliate Terms and Conditions Agreement in any way. No oral explanation or oral information given by any party shall alter the interpretation of this Affiliate Agreement.