- OPERATING AGREEMENT
This Agreement contains the complete terms and conditions that apply to an individual's or entity's participation in The Register4less Affiliate Program (the "Program"). As used in this Agreement, "we" means Register4less, and "you" means the applicant, and "client" means a third party who purchases a domain name registration service from us and has followed a link as defined in LINKS ON YOUR SITE. "Site" means a World Wide Web site and, depending on the context, refers either to Register4less's site located at the URL www.Register4less.com, or to the site that you will link to our site (and which you will identify in your Program application).
- ENROLLMENT IN THE PROGRAM
To begin the enrollment process, you will apply on-line at Register4less.com. Once you have submitted your application, you will be given a provisional acceptance into Register4less's Affiliate program. We may at a later date reject your application if we determine (in our sole discretion) that your site is unsuitable for the Program. Unsuitable sites include those that: send unsolicited email (SPAM) in effort to promote your affiliate account promote sexually explicit materials promote violence promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age promote illegal activities otherwise violate intellectual property rights If (in our sole discretion) it is determined that you are violating the above rules governing your affiliate account, we will cancel your affiliate account, and you hereby agree that any unpaid commissions owing to you will be donated to the charity of our choosing. 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 site is thereafter determined (in our sole discretion) to be unsuitable for the Program, we may terminate this Agreement.
- LINKS ON YOUR SITE
Once you have been notified that your site has been accepted into the Program, you may provide the following type of links to our site: General Link to Register4less.com's Home Page: You may provide a general link on your site to our home page at http://www.Register4less.com. We will provide you via email with technical guidelines graphical artwork to use in linking to our home page. To permit accurate tracking, reporting, and referral fee accrual, we will provide you with special "tagged" link formats to be used in all links between your site and our site. You must ensure that each of the links between your site and our site properly utilizes such special link formats. Links to our site placed on your site pursuant to this Agreement and which properly utilize such special link formats are referred to as "Special Links." You will only earn referral fees with respect to activity on our site 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.
- ORDER PROCESSING
We will process Registration orders placed by customers who follow Special Links from your site to our site. We reserve the right to reject orders that do not comply with any requirements that we periodically may establish. We will be responsible for all aspects of order processing and fulfillment. We will track sales made to customers who purchase Products using Special Links from your site to our site and will make available to you online reports summarizing this sales activity. The form, content, and frequency of the reports may vary from time to time in our discretion.
- REFERRAL FEE EARNINGS
We will pay you (in accordance with the Commissions schedule published on the Affiliates page of the Register4less.com web site referral fees on domain name registration/renewal sales to third parties. For a sale to be eligible to earn a referral fee, the customer must have followed a Special Link from your site to our site, select and purchase the registration service using our automated ordering system, and payment for the service received in full.
- REFERRAL FEE PAYMENT
We will pay you referral fees on a monthly basis. Approximately 30 days following the end of each month, we will transfer to you the referral fees earned on our sales that were sold during that quarter, less any taxes that we are required by law to withhold. However, if the referral fees payable to you for any month are less than $25.00, we will hold those referral fees until the total amount due is at least $25.00 or (if earlier) until this Agreement is terminated. If a domain name registration that generated a referral fee is canceled returned by the customer or payment is deducted back from our Merchant Account for any reason, we will deduct the corresponding referral fee from your next quarterly payment and cancel the affiliate point(s) associated with this sale. If there is no subsequent payment, we will send you a bill for the referral fee.
- POLICIES AND PRICING
Customers who buy products through this Program will be deemed to be customers of Register4less. Accordingly, all Register4less rules, policies, and operating procedures concerning customer orders, customer service, and product 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 sold under this Program in accordance with our own pricing policies. Registration prices and availability may vary from time to time.
- RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR SITE
You will be solely responsible for the development, operation, and maintenance of your site and for all materials that appear on your site. For example, you will be solely responsible for: the technical operation of your site and all related equipment the accuracy and appropriateness of materials posted on your site ensuring that materials posted on your site do not violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party (including, for example, copyrights, trademarks, privacy, or other personal or proprietary rights) ensuring that materials posted on your site are not libelous or otherwise illegal We disclaim all liability for these matters. Further, 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.
- TERM OF THE AGREEMENT
The term of this Agreement will begin upon our acceptance of your Program application 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. Upon the termination of this Agreement for any reason, you will immediately cease use of, and remove from your site, all links to our site, and all Register4less trademarks, trade dress and logos, and all other materials provided by or on behalf of us to you pursuant hereto or in connection with the Program. You are only eligible to earn referral fees on our sales of Qualifying Products occurring during the term, and referral fees 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 a 6 month 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, by posting a change notice or a new agreement on our site. Modifications may include, for example, changes in the scope of available referral fees, referral fee schedules, payment procedures, and Program rules. IF ANY MODIFICATION IS UNACCEPTABLE TO YOU, YOUR ONLY RECOURSE IS TO TERMINATE THIS AGREEMENT. YOUR CONTINUED PARTICIPATION IN THE PROGRAM FOLLOWING OUR POSTING OF A CHANGE NOTICE OR NEW AGREEMENT ON OUR SITE WILL CONSTITUTE BINDING ACCEPTANCE OF THE CHANGE.
- RELATIONSHIP OF THE PARTIES
You and we are independent contractors, and nothing in this Agreement will create any partnership, joint venture, agency, franchise, sales representative, or employment relationship between the parties. You will have no authority to make or accept any offers or representations on our behalf. You will not make any statement, whether on your site or otherwise, that reasonably would contradict anything in this Section.
- 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 Program, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages. Further, our aggregate liability arising with respect to this Agreement and the Program will not exceed the total referral fees paid or payable to you under this Agreement.
We make no express or implied warranties or representations with respect to the Program or any products 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.
- INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION
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) SOLICIT CUSTOMER REFERRALS ON TERMS THAT MAY DIFFER FROM THOSE CONTAINED IN THIS AGREEMENT OR OPERATE WEB SITES THAT ARE SIMILAR TO OR COMPETE WITH YOUR WEB SITE. YOU HAVE INDEPENDENTLY EVALUATED THE DESIRABILITY OF PARTICIPATING IN THE PROGRAM AND ARE NOT RELYING ON ANY REPRESENTATION, GUARANTEE, OR STATEMENT OTHER THAN AS SET FORTH IN THIS AGREEMENT.
This Agreement will be governed by the laws of the Canada and the province of Quebec, without reference to rules governing choice of laws. Any action relating to this Agreement must be brought in the federal or provincial courts located in Montreal, Quebec, and you irrevocably consent to the jurisdiction of such courts. You may not assign this Agreement, by operation of law or otherwise, without our prior written consent. Subject to that restriction, this Agreement will be binding on, inure to the benefit of, and enforceable against the parties and their respective successors and assigns. Our failure to enforce your strict performance of any provision of this Agreement will not constitute a waiver of our right to subsequently enforce such provision or any other provision of this Agreement.