*IMPORTANT* - Partner / Affiliate Rules - READ ME FIRST! ****
Rules for the Insty.me partner and affiliate program. These rules must be adheared by or any commissions may be revoked.
1. Enrollment in the Partner Program.
As an Insty.me customer, you are enrolled in the Partner program when you have at least (1) ACTIVE hosting account. The partner program is not available on any other plan, and any referrals generated by a customer that is not enlisted in an Insty hosting plan will not be eligible to recieve commissions.
If at any time you cancel your Insty.me account, or if your hosting account becomes suspended or terminated for lack of payment, or failing to abide by Insty.me's Terms of Service, your Partner account will also be immediately cancelled and any and all unpaid commissions will be forfieted.
We may at any time reject or cancel any partner account if we determine at our sole discretion that your website or marketing material (including emails, banner ads, or anything used to promote Insty.me) is unsuitable for the Program for any reason, including, but not limited to, images or content that is unlawful, defamatory, obscene, harassing or otherwise objectionable, such as sites that facilitate illegal activity or promote violence or promote or assist others in promoting copyright infringement.
2. Acceptable forms of Advertising
You may use the following forms of Advertising with the Insty.me partner program:
- Website banners and links
- Email Marketing - with the EXEPTION of SPAM. (See SPAM below)
- PPV and PPC marketing with certain Exceptions - (see PPC and PPV Exceptions below.)
- Facebook and Twitter - with the exception of Spam.
3. Marketing Exceptions
Spam is using any means of communication with people that is unwarranted. Email spam is sending bulk email to reciepients that did not opt into your list. Email spam will not be tolerated, and any partner found using email spam will have their partner account terminated immediately and all unpaid commissions will be forfeit - no exceptions.
Social spam is just not cool. Don't use Facebook, Twitter and other social outlets just to spam your affiliate link around the web.
PPC / PPV Restrictions -
You can not bid on any PPC terms that relate to the Insty.me name and all variations. Including Insty.me, Insty, Instymailer, Insty Hosting, Insty.me Coupons, or any variations herein.
You may not bid on any PPV URL that is owned by Insty.me including any of the Insty.me programs/ applications.
SCAM - Negative Impact Stories/Articles -
You are not allowed to create or use 'SCAM' or any negitive connotations for the Insty me service to promote your partner link. This includes creating videos, articles, websites or any other media with the purpose of drawing traffic with the use of any negative terms. This will not be tolerated, and any partner found using email spam will have their partner account terminated immediately and all unpaid commissions will be forfeit - no exceptions.
No monetary incentives can be given to referrals.
Directly Copying Swipes to Blogs -
Email swipes are not to be copied or published on the web. They are for use in email marketing only.
The Insty.me payable commission amount is 30% of the referrals payment, minus payment transaction fees and taxes. As of 1/1/2016, all new account commissions will be set at the 30% level. Existing referrals at the introductory 50% commission level will continue to be paid at that level.
A commission is paid to the affiliate when any referral that visits Insty.me through the required affiliate link signs up for an applicable hosting account.
Commissions are not available on any of the Insty.me Advanced hosting plans, such as the Insty.me Reseller/Multi-Client Plans, and the Insty.me Cloud Servers plans.
Commissions will remain active on the referral as long as the referral remains a paying customer and their site is active.
4.1 Active Web Site Description
Active is defined by referral with at least one (1) website hosted, with at least one (1) domain name resolving to an Insty.me server, with content that is uploaded by the user. A blank site without any content or a blank wordpress install will not be considered a live account.
No commission will be paid for signups by you, your household, or anyone within your organization.
Commissions will be paid for new clients only. An existing customer, defined by any client who has had an existing account with us at anytime in the past, would not be eligible for a commission with the Insty.me partner program.
5. Commission Payout
Commissions are paid after a payment waiting period of 60 days. Each payment from the referral is subject to the waiting period for the lifetime of the account. After the waiting period, if the referral still meets the qualifications needed to generate commissions, the commission amount wilil be added to the affiliate's available commissions balance.
5.1 Annual, semi-annual and bi-annual referrals
Any annual, semi-annual, or bi-annual account commission will be split and paid monthly as long as the customer remains an active Insty.me customer. For instance, if a customer signs up for an annual hosting plan, the annual payment will be divided up into 12 equal payments and laid out in the commission payment schedule. When each subsequent monthly commission passes the waiting period, it will be added to the commission balance if the referral meets the qualifications needed to generate commissions.
5.2 Commission Balance and Payout
After the commission balance is greater than $50, the affiliate can request a commissions payout by sending a support ticket into the help desk.
The commission payout will then be made directly to the affiliate's paypal account by insty.me.
The Partner's Insty.me account must be in good standing, with all invoices paid in order to receive commissions.
6. Term of the Agreement
The term of this Agreement will begin upon our acceptance of your Insty.me partner account 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 notice of termination. Notice by e-mail, to your e-mail address on our records, is considered sufficient notice for to terminate this Agreement. If this Agreement is terminated because you have violated the terms of this Agreement you are not eligible to receive any commissions payments, even for commissions earned prior to the date of termination. If this Agreement is terminated for any other reason, you are only eligible to earn a commission on sales occurring during the term of the Agreement, and commissions earned through the date of termination will remain payable only if the related orders are not canceled or returned. We reserve the right to 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. Notice of any change by email, to your address in our records, or the posting on our site of a notice of a new agreement, is considered sufficient notice for notifying you of a modification to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
Modifications may include, but may not limited to, changes in the scope of commission fees, schedules, payment procedures, and Partner program rules. Any such modifications shall take effect 48 hours after we serve notice as provided above, unless we indicate otherwise. If any modification is unacceptable to you, your only recourse is to terminate this Agreement. Your continued participation in the Partner program, following our posting of a change notice or new agreement on our site, will constitute binding acceptance of the change.
8. 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 Partner program. Further, our aggregate liability arising with respect to this Agreement and the Partner rogram will not exceed the total commissions paid or payable to you under this Agreement.
There is absolutely no express or implied warranties or representations with respect to the Partner program or any Insty.me services or other items sold through the Program (including, without limitation, warranties of fitness, merchantability, non-infringement, 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.
10. Binding Arbitration
By participating in this affiliate program, you agree to binding arbitration for any disputes or claims that arise against Insty.me / JolinCo LLC or its subsidiaries in conjunction with any form of this program. An arbitration firm selected by insty.me / JolinCo LLS will be the sole and final arbitrator for any and all disputes or claims related or resulting from participation in this program. All decisions rendered are final. You also are responsible for any and all costs related to such arbitration.
By actively advertising your affiliate link and participating in the Insty.me partner program, you agree to adhere and are bound to the terms of this agreement.
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