This Qpid Network Affiliate Agreement (the "Agreement") is made by and between Qpid Network (hereinafter "Qpid Network", "we", "its", "us" "our" or "the Company") and you (hereinafter an "affiliate" or "You").
“Program” means the contractual arrangements set out herein and as contemplated to be carried out by you, us and other affiliates.
By using this Site, enrolling or serving as an Affiliate under the Program, you agree to comply with all these terms and conditions as may be amended from time to time.
To start the enrollment process, you will be required to submit a completed Program Application. Your affiliate program account is activated immediately but we will evaluate your application and will notify you whether your website (the "Site") or application ("App") is eventually accepted for participation in the Program.
Potential considerations for rejection may include, but not limited to, your Site's :
- Promoting gambling, gaming or casino-related content;
- Promoting sexually explicit materials, adult or pornographic content;
- Promoting hacking, cracking content;
- Promoting violence or profanity;
- Promoting racial intolerance, or advocate against any individual, group, organization, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
Your application will be reviewed by us upon submission and your participation in the Program may be approved or denied in our absolute discretion.
All information submitted by an applicant for Affiliation to us must be true and accurate. Failure to provide the same may result in subsequent termination of the Affiliate's participation in the Program.
We may reject your application after initial approval if we determine (in our sole and absolute discretion) that your Site or App is unsuitable for the Program. You should also note that if you are accepted to participate in the Program under these terms and conditions but your Site or App is thereafter determined (in Company's sole discretion) to be unsuitable based on the considerations herein, the Company may terminate this Agreement and your participation in the Program.
Furthermore, we reserve the right to suspend or close an Affiliate’s account and terminate this Agreement at any time, without payment of any Commission to an Affiliate, if the Affiliate is found having violated any one of our policies. We also reserve the right to suspend or close an Affiliate’s account if it remains idle for twelve months or more, with or without payment of any Commission to an Affiliate.
We will provide you with all links and any related banners, graphics, or text ads necessary to promote Qpid Network's Sites and Services to your Site's visitors and/or its members. The Affiliate Link (“Link”) may consist of ads containing text or graphical images provided by us (and which are subject to change from time to time in our sole discretion) and may contain our logo or other references to Qpid Network or its Sites. This Link will connect your Site or App with the webpage on our Sites where the visitor may apply for Qpid Network Services directly with us. The Link will serve to identify you as a member of our Affiliate Program.
You understand that the Link and any related banners, graphics, artwork or text are the intellectual property owned by Qpid Network or its associated companies. You are granted a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable licence to access and link designated promotional materials for publication on your Site(s) for the sole and exclusive purpose of promoting the Sites and Services owned, operated or controlled by Qpid Network.
You cannot engage deceptive language or misleading URLs in the Links, and you may not use unsolicited commercial e-mail, spam, or other illegal or unethical means to generate commissions.
We may, from time to time, provide you with written copy, such as our members’ success stories or dating tips (“Articles”), which you may use on your Site(s) to promote Qpid Network's Sites and Services to visitors and members of your Site.
All such copies provided to you remain the intellectual property of Qpid Network or its associated companies. You are granted a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use such copies on your Site(s) solely for promotional purposes for Qpid Network Sites and Services. We may, at any time, request that you discontinue the use of all or part of the Articles we provided.
You may not edit, modify or change in any way the Articles provided to you, without our express written consent.
You understand that the permitted promotional methods are limited to: web display, on-site advertising, search advertising (with keywords restrictions, see below in paragraph 7.2), SMM (paid advertising only).
We pay commissions based on the options of Pay Per Lead Program, Pay Per Sale Program or Pay Per Action Program. You will be paid based on the one you choose for your affiliate account. You can also earn money by referring webmasters through the Two-Tier Program.
Pay Per Sale Program: A sale is defined as the first order placed by the member you acquire. You will receive a certain percentage of that sale as commission regardless of the monetary amount of the order. The applicable percentage is determined by the number of first sales you have achieved to refer in a certain calendar month:
60% of the 1st to 9th first orders;
No payment shall be made for any Chargeback. "Chargeback" is defined as a refund of payment to Affiliate Customers after their card has been processed.
Pay Per Action Program: An action is defined as a valid sale placed by a member. It can also be referred to as “a paid member”. Commission for an action is determined by the number of paid members you have achieved to refer in a certain calendar month:
$150 per paid member for the 1st to 9th paid members;
No payment shall be made for any Chargebacks. "Chargeback" is defined as a refund of payment to Affiliate Customers after their transaction has been processed.
Pay Per Lead Program: A lead to be paid is defined as a valid member you acquire from valid sources. Every calendar month the Leads to Sales Conversion Rate (hereafter referred to as "L2S Conv. Rate") is calculated and served as a fact to evaluate the Affiliate’s traffic, of which value may also be determined based on such fact. If the L2S Conv. Rate is less than 2%, we may evaluate the traffic quality and request clear demonstration of how these results were achieved. Qpid Network Affiliate Program reserves the right to reject leads if it is found they are improper ones. The L2S Conv. Rate is the proportion of your referred members to our Sites who purchase credits before the 15th day of the subsequent month.
The commission rate is specified and effective in each offer. Special or exclusive commission rate will prevail in offers that created for special purposes with such a description.
Pay Per Lead Program requires the generation of quality traffic with clear clarification of how those results were achieved.Qpid Network reserves the right to refuse leads if they are found having been generated by bots, script or other improper methods. We consider the leads to be improper, if, among other things, they were generated:
Two-Tier Program: You will be paid Commission for an amount in equivalent to a certain percentage of your referred affiliates' earnings. The total number of your referred affiliates determines the percentage. If you have referred:
1-49 affiliates in total, it will be 5%;
At this moment we do not accept Affiliates from the following countries:-
Referral Affiliates whose sites or actions are against the enrollment policy or referral from any of the above countries will not be counted. The Referral Affiliate will be confirmed as your referral only when his/her account is approved. Commission for the Two-Tier Program will be calculated only once, meaning that your referred affiliates' earning only refers to the PPS/PPL commission in his/her account. To take part in the Two-Tier Program, please choose Pay Per Sale or Pay Per Action when joining us.
The Commission Payment Rate is subject to change from time to time. You will be notified of any changes in the Commission Payment Rate, or Commission Payment Floor via the Program’s internal email, email, posting on the Site, and/or by any method in our sole discretion.
In this affiliate program, the terms "Valid Lead" and "Valid Sale" both carries their respective definitions. Only members and/or orders conforming to these definitions can be counted as the basis for the calculation of Commission.
3.7.1 Valid Lead
9 A valid lead is one which referred a member who satisfies the following conditions:
Special or exempted conditions will prevail in offers that created for special purposes with such a description.
3.7.2 Valid Sale
A valid sale refers to the first purchase of credits placed on a Qpid Network site by one of your acquired members. "Valid" means that no chargeback or creditback occurs. Any credits obtained by giveaways, bonus points, any extra free credits obtained by coupons, or any special promo like Start-up pack are not a purchase or part of it. Creditback is defined as credit refunded to customers after canceling their membership; whereas Chargeback is refund of payment for customers after their card has been processed.
Payments will be effected via PayPal, Paxum, bank transfer or any other methods we may opt for from time to time.
Payments are calculated monthly (from the first day of each month). Your Commission earned will be calculated and confirmed before the 3rd day of the subsequent month.
Commissions based on the "Pay Per Sale" program are paid according to "valid" orders, which are defined as orders, which have not been charged back after a one-month period.
Payment for each month is calculated on or before the 3rd day of the subsequent month. You may not make a payment request until your unpaid balance is greater than US$50 (greater than US$160 for the Pay Per Action Program), which may or may not be changed if necessary. We reserve the right to conduct a traffic review before processing the first payment of new affiliates if necessary. We will send out payments between the 8th and 15th day of each month. Payment requests sent in after the 7th day will not be entertained until the subsequent month.
If goods or services in which Commissions were paid to an affiliate are refunded by an affiliate's customer, Commissions for such goods or services will be deducted from the affiliate's balance of payments on the next month. If in the next month there is no Commission payable, we will present a claim for compensation resulting from the refunded goods or services.
We will not pay an Affiliate who has chargebacks or creditbacks of 5% or more.
We reserve the right to audit accounts of all our Affiliates. In case of a violation found by our Anti-Fraud Department or suspicion of violation, we reserve the right to suspend the payout of Commissions until the queries and/or issues are completely clarified. If the Program regulation violations are proven, premeditated and/or systematic, we have the right to close an Affiliate account without any Commission payments.
Once your affiliate accounts are connected, you will be able to receive consolidated Commissions for all of your accounts payable until the affiliation is canceled by either party or any condition of affiliation has been breached by you.
In the case of a chargeback, Commission for the related transaction will not be paid. Any penalties caused by the chargeback transaction will be deducted from the affiliate's account or if the unpaid balance is not sufficient to cover that amount, a bill will be sent to the affiliate. In the event that our Anti-Fraud Department identifies any malicious conduct resulting from the chargeback and in connection with an affiliate, we have the full right to suspend the affiliate's account immediately and defray the unpaid balance.
We reserve the right to request your personal identification (e.g. identify document, passport, driving licence, address proof, telephone number, etc.) when appropriate situation occurs or when handling massive transactions including but not limited to payment. Should any exceptional circumstances occur, we reserve the right to withhold the payment until the investigation is concluded with satisfactory result.
If Affiliate has an outstanding balance due to us under this Agreement or any other agreement between the Affiliate and us, whether or not related to the Affiliate Program, Affiliate agrees that we may offset any such amounts due to us from amounts payable to Affiliate under this Agreement.
A person who registers through this Program will be deemed to be customers of Qpid Network.
Accordingly, all Qpid Network terms and conditions, rules, policies, and operating procedures concerning member conduct, 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 services rendered under this Program in accordance with our own pricing policies.
If you qualify and agree to participate as a Qpid Affiliate, you may display the provided Link prominently throughout your Site or App as you see fit and without our prior consent subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
You are solely responsible for ensuring that your Site or App and your products and services that you offer from your Site or App comply with all applicable copyright and other laws including anti-spam and personal privacy laws. You must have obtained express permission to use third party's copyrighted or proprietary material, contravention of which we will not responsible.
You are solely responsible for the development, operation and maintenance of your Site or App and for all materials that appear on your Site. Such responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the technical operation of your Site or App and all related equipment; the accuracy and propriety of materials posted on your Site; and ensuring that materials posted on your Site or App do not violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party and are not libelous or otherwise illegal. We disclaim all liability for all such matters.
The Affiliate hereby undertakes to comply with all national laws and regulations applicable to the Affiliate, Referral Sites and us.
You are responsible for the payment of all tax, processing fee and insurance premium chargeable and/or due on payments made to you by QpidAffiliate.com. We may deduct Withholding Tax or the like from amounts payable to you if applicable.
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 and/or App.
You further represent and warrant:
Affiliates are not permitted to display banners on sites with like activities as set out in Setion 1 “Enrollment” or obtain referrals through improper methods as generally described in Setion 3.4.
Keyword / Domain Restrictions
- You may not seek to purchase, bid, or otherwise obtain keywords or domains upon Qpid Network or its member Sites' domain names (qpidnetwork.com, chnlove.com, chnlovedate.com, chnlove.asia, idateasia.com, thaimatches.com, charmdate.com, LatamDate.com) and variations in terms of punctuation, spelling, the addition of words and/or the addition to the addition of top-level domains (e.g. chnlove.com.### ) in any search engine, portal, sponsored advertising service or other search or referral service, or purchase or use any "Non-Compete SEM Bidding Keywords" including variations thereof for use in any search engine.
- You may not use the following words as metatags, keywords, hidden text, or other terms: “qpidnetwork.com, chnlove.com, chnlovedate.com, chnlove.asia, idateasia.com, thaimatches.com, charmdate.com, LatamDate.com” and variations in terms of punctuation, spelling, the addition of words and/or the addition to the addition of top-level domains (e.g. chnlove.com.###)
"Non-Compete SEM Bidding Keywords" includes pornographic / adult content / keywords, keywords such as "Mail Order Brides" "Mail Order Bride," as well as any keywords related to "brides”, or the phrase and exact match search terms like "Chinese Dating, China Love, Chinese Women, Chinese Single, Asian Dating, Asian Single, Asian Women, Thai Dating, Russian Dating, international Chinese dating" or any keywords incorporating Qpid Network member Sites' marks."
"Search Engine" means Google, Yahoo!, Bing, Baidu or any other portal, sponsored advertising service, or other search or referral service, or any site that participates in any of their respective networks.
Your Site content restrictions and promotional materials
You hereby represent and warrant to Company that your services, advertising (including, but not limited to e-mail dispatch or through the web) and your Site(s) and/or App(s) and all materials, content, e-mail, and services offered through and in association with you or your Site or App do not and shall not at any time:
Company Intellectual Property Right “IPR” Restrictions
You shall not use the Company IPR in connection with any activity that disparages the Company, or its products or services, or that damages the reputation for quality inherent in the same. The use of Company IPR that is posted on other sites, found in other emails or other sources, manipulated in any way or derived from any means besides the Program interface is not permitted. If you do not fully comply with this provision, the Company may withhold payment, immediately terminate this Agreement, permanently remove you from the Program, or utilize any remedy otherwise available to it in law or in equity.
"Redirecting Link" means a link that sends users indirectly to the Qpid Network's member Sites or co-brand sites via an intermediate site or webpage and without requiring the user to click on a link or take some other affirmative action on that intermediate site or webpage.
You may not read, intercept, record, redirect, interpret, or fill in the contents of any electronic form or other materials submitted to us by any person or entity;
You may not use spamdexing or have any kind of "black hat" methods involved. Any use of bots, scripts and other illegal methods to bypass our Anti-Fraud System or cause interruption or destruction directly or indirectly will lead to immediate suspension of the Account and seek legal remedies inclusive of injunctive measures and damages.
If we determine, in our sole discretion, that you have engaged in any of the activities outlined in this Section 7, we may (without limiting any other rights or remedies available to us) withhold any Commissions payment otherwise payable to you under this Agreement and/or terminate this Agreement.
In addition, any such violations will result in the immediate suspension of your account with or without prior notice. When necessary, all evidence regarding how you have generated leads and members, including but not limited to links, screen shots and copies of original materials, should be provided by you to facilitate our investigation. We reserve the right to keep all information related to members' profiles and activities confidential for privacy and security.
Qpid Network fully reserve all of our rights to suspend your account or terminate this Agreement with or without cause. Should you cease your publication of the Link this Agreement shall be deemed terminated by you. Violation of this Agreement shall constitute grounds for immediate termination of this Agreement. Should your account remains idle for twelve months or more, it will be deemed terminated by you. For any account which is suspended or closed, we reserve the right to pay or withhold the related commission. You are only eligible to be paid Commissions earned during the term of this Agreement, and those 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 45 days from the last transaction of your Affiliate Customer to ensure that the correct amount is paid.
We reserve the right to modify any of these terms and conditions at any time and in our sole discretion. Modifications may include, but are not limited to, changes in the scope of available Commissions, Commission schedules, payment procedures, Program rules and the Qpid Affiliate Program options. If any modification is found unacceptable to you, your only recourse is to terminate this Agreement as provided in this Section 9.
Your continuous participation in the Program following our posting of a change notice or new Agreement on our Site will constitute binding acceptance of the change. No amendment, modification or supplement to this Agreement shall be effective unless it is posted by an authorized representative of QpidAffiliate.com at the QpidAffiliate.com website.
Nothing in this Agreement will create any partnership, joint venture, agency franchise, sales representative, or employment relationship between the parties, but only as an independent contractor to each other. You have no authority to make or accept any offers or representations on our behalf. You will not make any statement, whether in your marketing or otherwise, that reasonably would contradict anything in this Section. You are not an agent of Qpid Network. and Qpid Network expressly disclaims responsibility for any conduct by you in violation of our terms of Agreement.
We may disclose to you certain information as a result of your participation in the Qpid Network Affiliate Program, which information we consider to be confidential (herein referred to as "Confidential Information"). For purposes of this Agreement, the term "Confidential Information" shall include, but not be limited to, any modifications to the terms and provisions of this Agreement made specifically for your Site and not generally applicable to other members of the Program, website, business and financial information relating Qpid Network customer and vendor lists, relating to Qpid Network, and pricing and sales information for Qpid Network and any members of the Qpid Network Affiliate Program, other than You. Confidential Information shall also include any information that we designate as confidential during the term of this Agreement.
You agree not to disclose any Confidential Information and that such Confidential Information shall remain strictly confidential and shall not be utilized, directly or indirectly, by you for your own business purposes or for any other purpose except and solely to the extent that any such information is generally known or available to the public or if same is required by law or legal process. We make no warranty, expressed or implied, with respect to any information delivered hereunder, including implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or free from patent, trademark, copyright or any form of intellectual property right infringements, whether arising by law, customer conduct, or as to the accuracy or completeness of the information and we shall not have any liability to you or to any other person resulting from your or such third person's use of the information.
You hereby agree to defend (or pay our fees and costs of defence at our sole discretion), indemnify and hold us and our subsidiaries and affiliates, and their directors, officers, employees, agents, shareholders, partners, members, and other owners, harmless 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.
1) any claim that our use of the Affiliate Marks infringes on any trademark, trade, service mark, copyright, patent or other proprietary right of any third party,
2) any failure or breach of any representation, warranty, covenant, or agreement made by you,
3) any misuse of our name or trademarks,
4) any claim related to your Site and/or App or services, including, without limitation, any content therein,
5) any claim that your content infringes copyrights or any other intellectual property rights or that your Site and/or App or services are engaged in unfair competition,
6), any claim arising out of your violation of the terms and conditions of this Agreement,
7) any claim that you or your Site and/or App violated privacy rights or failed to maintain proper security, or
8) any claim that your advertising, communications (including, but not limited to e-mail communications), or marketing is misleading or unlawful in any manner.
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) PROVIDE TERMS TO OTHERS THAT MAY DIFFER FROM THOSE CONTAINED IN THIS AGREEMENT OR OPERATE WEBSITES THAT ARE SIMILAR TO OR COMPETITIVE WITH YOUR WEBSITE. YOU HAVE INDEPENDENTLY EVALUATED THE DESIRABILITY OF PARTICIPATING IN THIS AFFILIATE PROGRAM AND ARE NOT RELYING ON ANY REPRESENTATION, GUARANTEE, OR STATEMENT OTHER THAN AS SET FORTH IN THIS AGREEMENT. We strongly advise that you review this Agreement with your professional advisors before you enter into it. You acknowledge and agree that nothing herein and no statement by us or any employee, representative, agent or other person associated with us or the Participating sites has in any way prevented or inhibited you in any way from seeking such advice prior to entering into this Agreement. You hereby acknowledge and agree that the terms of this Agreement are reasonable and fair; all terms have been fully disclosed in writing, and that you have been given a reasonable chance to seek advice of independent attorney with respect to this Agreement and all transactions contemplated herewith.
If any provision of this Agreement is held to be unenforceable under applicable law, such provision shall be excluded from this Agreement and the balance of this Agreement shall be interpreted as if such provision was so excluded and shall be enforceable in accordance with its modified terms.
You agree that you will not engage in any conduct that is injurious to the reputation of Qpid Network and/or its affiliates, officers and directors or making or causing to be made any statement that is critical of or otherwise maligns the business reputation of Qpid Network and/or its affiliates, officers and directors. You acknowledge that your breach of this notice will cause Qpid Network to incur substantial economic damages and losses of types and in amounts which are impossible to compute and ascertain with certainty as a basis for recovery by Qpid Network of actual loss & damages, and that liquidated damages represent a fair, reasonable and appropriate estimate thereof. Accordingly, in lieu of proving the amount of such actual loss & damages for such breach, you agree that liquidated damages may be assessed and recovered by Qpid Network as against you.
In the event of each breach and without Qpid Network being required to present any evidence of the amount or character of actual damages, you shall be liable to Qpid Network for payment of liquidated damages in an amount equal to twenty times all the Commissions you earned from Qpid Network during the two years (or on pro rata basis if less than two years) past immediately before date of such breach but subject to a minimum of US$500-. Such amount of liquidated damages are intended to represent the parties’ genuine joint estimate of the actual loss & damages and are not intended as a penalty, and you shall pay such amount to Qpid Network without limiting Qpid Network's right to seek other remedies as provided elsewhere herein.
Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, QpidAffiliate.com or Qpid Network shall in no event be liable to you or any other person, including, without limitation, subscribers, for indirect, incidental, or special damages, lost profits, lost savings, or any other form of consequential damages, regardless of the form of action, even if QpidAffiliate.com or Qpid Network has been advised of the possibility of such damages, whether resulting from breach of its obligations under this Agreement or otherwise. Further, our aggregate liability arising with respect to this Agreement and the program will not exceed the total Commissions paid or payable to you under this Agreement.
QpidAffiliate.com or Qpid Network makes no warranties, either express or implied, concerning the performance or functionality of the services of Qpid Network's member Sites, or our affiliate program, including but not limited to the link or other affiliate advertisements and hereby expressly disclaims all implied warranties, including warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular use or purpose.
Under no circumstances shall QpidAffiliate.com or Qpid Network be liable to you or any other person or entity, including, without limitation, customers, for any loss, injury, or damage, of whatever kind or nature, resulting from or arising out of any mistakes, errors, omissions, delays, or interruptions in the receipt, transmission, or storage of any messages or information arising out of or in connection with the affiliate program or QpidAffiliate.com.
Neither party shall be liable to the other for delays or failures in performance for causes beyond the reasonable control of that party, including but not limited to, labor disputes, strikes or disturbances, material shortages or rationing, civil commotion, riots, war, acts of god, governmental regulations, communication or utility failures.
Qpid Network shall have no liability for any failure to provide reference or access to all or any part of the Website due to system failures or other technological failures of Internet Service Providers or any other third party service providers.
We make no express or implied warranties or representations with respect to the Affiliate Program or any services of Qpid Network's member Sites or other items transacted through the Program (including, without limitation, warranties of fitness, merchantability, non-infringement, or any implied warranties arising out of the 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.
You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or related to the Agreement shall be filed only in the Courts of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, and that you hereby consent and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts, absolutely waive the procedural defence ground of "forum non-convenience". No action arising under or related to the Agreement may be brought by either party more than one year after the cause of action has occurred. This Agreement is governed and to be interpreted exclusively by the laws of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
If you are domiciled in a jurisdiction which prescribes default choice of law and venue other than Hong Kong, stop using this Site or if you continues such use, you will be deemed to have contracted out and adopt these provisions.