Program Registration






Conversion action Online purchase with processed valid payment
Cookie days 30 day(s)
Commission type Percent of Sale
Base commission 25.00%

FOREWORD

Our affiliates are very important to us. We do our best to treat you with the fairness and respect you deserve. We simply ask the same consideration of you. We have written the following affiliate agreement with you in mind, as well as to protect our company's good name. So please bear with us as we take you through this legal formality.

If you have any
questions, please don't hesitate to let us know. We are strong believers in straight-forward and honest communication. For quickest results please email us at info@prnewschannel.com. You can also reach us via phone, toll-free: 1-888-399-5534.

Best regards,

Suzy Mickel

PR NewsChannel Affiliate Manager

AFFILIATE
AGREEMENT

PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE AGREEMENT. YOU MAY PRINT THIS PAGE FOR YOUR RECORDS.

THIS IS A LEGAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND SELIG MULTIMEDIA, INC. (DBA PRNEWSCHANNEL.COM) BY SUBMITTING THE ONLINE APPLICATION YOU ARE AGREEING THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT AND THAT YOU AGREE TO BE LEGALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR EACH AND EVERY TERM AND CONDITION.

1. Overview


This Agreement
contains the complete terms and conditions that apply to you becoming an
affiliate in PR NewsChannel's Affiliate Program. The purpose of this Agreement
is to allow HTML linking between your web site and the shop.prnewschannel.com
web site. Please note that throughout this Agreement, "we,"
"us," and "our" refer to the PR NewsChannel Online Shop
located at shop.prnewschannel.com, and "you,"
"your," and "yours" refer to the affiliate.



2. Affiliate
Obligations



2.1.
To begin the enrollment process, you will complete and submit the online
application at the Refersion server. The fact that we auto-approve applications does
not imply that we may not re-evaluate your application at a later time. We may
reject your application at our sole discretion. We may cancel your application
if we determine that your site is unsuitable for our Program, including if it:



2.1.1. Promotes
sexually explicit materials

2.1.2. Promotes violence

2.1.3. Promotes discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality,
disability, sexual orientation, or age

2.1.4. Promotes illegal activities

2.1.5. Incorporates any materials which infringe or assist others to infringe
on any copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights or to violate
the law

2.1.6. Includes "Merchant" or variations or misspellings thereof in
its domain name

2.1.7. Is otherwise in any way unlawful, harmful, threatening, defamatory,
obscene, harassing, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable to us in
our sole discretion.

2.1.8. Contains software downloads that potentially enable diversions of
commission from other affiliates in our program.

2.1.9. You may not create or design your website or any other website that you
operate, explicitly or implied in a manner which resembles our website nor
design your website in a manner which leads customers to believe you are
Merchant.com or any other affiliated business.



2.2. As a member of
PR NewsChannel’s Affiliate Program, you will have access to Affiliate Account
Manager. Here you will be able to review, browse and get tracking codes for our
coupons and deals. In order for us to accurately keep track of all guest visits
from your site to ours, you must use the HTML code that we provide for each
banner, text link, or other affiliate link we provide you with, some of which
may not be provided at all times.



2.3. PR NewsChannel
reserves the right, at any time, to review your placement and approve the use
of Your Links and require that you change the placement or use to comply with
the guidelines provided to you.



2.4. The maintenance
and the updating of your site will be your responsibility. We may monitor your
site as we feel necessary to make sure that it is up-to-date and to notify you
of any changes that we feel should enhance your performance.



2.5. It is entirely
your responsibility to follow all applicable intellectual property and other
laws that pertain to your site. You must have express permission to use any
person's copyrighted material, whether it be a writing, an image, or any other
copyrightable work. We will not be responsible (and you will be solely
responsible) if you use another person's copyrighted material or other
intellectual property in violation of the law or any third party rights.



3. PR NewsChannel
Rights and Obligations



3.1. We have the
right to monitor your site at any time to determine if you are following the
terms and conditions of this Agreement. We may notify you of any changes to
your site that we feel should be made, or to make sure that your links to our
web site are appropriate and to notify further you of any changes that we feel
should be made. If you do not make the changes to your site that we feel are
necessary, we reserve the right to terminate your participation in the PR
NewsChannel Affiliate Program.



3.2. PR NewsChannel
reserves the right to terminate this Agreement and your participation in the PR
NewsChannel Affiliate Program immediately and without notice to you should you
commit fraud in your use of the PR NewsChannel Affiliate Program or should you
abuse this program in any way. If such fraud or abuse is detected, Merchant.com
shall not be liable to you for any commissions for such fraudulent sales.



3.3. This Agreement
will begin upon our acceptance of your Affiliate application, and will continue
unless terminated hereunder.



4. Termination



Either you or we may
end this Agreement AT ANY TIME, with or without cause, by giving the other
party written notice. Written notice can be in the form of mail, email or fax.
In addition, this Agreement will terminate immediately upon any breach of this Agreement
by you.



5. Modification



We may modify any of
the terms and conditions in this Agreement at any time at our sole discretion.
In such event, you will be notified by email. Modifications may include, but
are not limited to, changes in the payment procedures and PR NewsChannel's
Affiliate Program rules. If any modification is unacceptable to you, your only
option is to end this Agreement. Your continued participation in PR
NewsChannel's Affiliate Program following the posting of the change notice or new
Agreement on our site will indicate your agreement to the changes.



6. Payment



PR NewsChannel uses a
third party to handle all of the tracking and payment. The third party is the
Refersion affiliate network. Kindly review the network’s payment terms and conditions.



7. Access to
Affiliate Account Interface



You will create a
password so that you may enter Refersion’s secure affiliate account interface.
From their site you will be able to receive your reports that will describe our
calculation of the commissions due to you.



8. Promotion
Restrictions



8.1. You are free to
promote your own web sites, but naturally any promotion that mentions shop.prnewschannel.com could be perceived by the public or the press as a joint effort.
You should know that certain forms of advertising are always prohibited by PR NewsChannel. For example, advertising commonly referred to as
"spamming" is unacceptable to us and could cause damage to our name.
Other generally prohibited forms of advertising include the use of unsolicited
commercial email (UCE), postings to non-commercial newsgroups and cross-posting
to multiple newsgroups at once. In addition, you may not advertise in any way
that effectively conceals or misrepresents your identity, your domain name, or
your return email address. You may use mailings to customers to promote shop.prnewschannel.com so long as the recipient is already a customer or subscriber of
your services or web site, and recipients have the option to remove themselves
from future mailings. Also, you may post to newsgroups to promote shop.prnewschannel.com
so long as the news group specifically welcomes commercial messages. At all
times, you must clearly represent yourself and your web sites as independent
from shop.prnewschannel.com. If it comes to our attention that you are spamming, we will
consider that cause for immediate termination of this Agreement and your
participation in the PR NewsChannel Affiliate Program. Any pending balances owed
to you will not be paid if your account is terminated due to such unacceptable
advertising or solicitation.



8.2. Affiliates that
among other keywords or exclusively bid in their Pay-Per-Click campaigns on
keywords such as shop.prnewschannel.com, PR NewsChannel, and/or any misspellings
or similar alterations of these – be it separately or in combination with other
keywords – and do not direct the traffic from such campaigns to their own
website prior to re-directing it to ours, will be considered trademark
violators, and will be banned from PR NewsChannel’s Affiliate Program. We will do
everything possible to contact the affiliate prior to the ban. However, we
reserve the right to expel any trademark violator from our affiliate program
without prior notice, and on the first occurrence of such PPC bidding behavior.



8.3. Affiliates are
not prohibited from keying in prospect’s information into the lead form as long
as the prospects’ information is real and true, and these are valid leads (i.e.
sincerely interested in Merchant’s service).



8.4. Affiliate shall
not transmit any so-called “interstitials,” “Parasiteware™,” “Parasitic
Marketing,” “Shopping Assistance Application,” “Toolbar Installations and/or
Add-ons,” “Shopping Wallets” or “deceptive pop-ups and/or pop-unders” to
consumers from the time the consumer clicks on a qualifying link until such
time as the consumer has fully exited Merchant’s site (i.e., no page from our
site or any PR NewsChannel’s content or branding is visible on the end-user’s
screen). As used herein a. “Parasiteware™” and “Parasitic Marketing” shall mean
an application that (a) through accidental or direct intent causes the
overwriting of affiliate and non affiliate commission tracking cookies through
any other means than a customer initiated click on a qualifying link on a web
page or email; (b) intercepts searches to redirect traffic through an installed
software, thereby causing, pop ups, commission tracking cookies to be put in
place or other commission tracking cookies to be overwritten where a user would
under normal circumstances have arrived at the same destination through the results
given by the search (search engines being, but not limited to, Google, MSN,
Yahoo, Overture, AltaVista, Hotbot and similar search or directory engines);
(c) set commission tracking cookies through loading of Merchant site in
IFrames, hidden links and automatic pop ups that open PR NewsChannel’s site;
(d) targets text on web sites, other than those web sites 100% owned by the
application owner, for the purpose of contextual marketing; (e) removes,
replaces or blocks the visibility of Affiliate banners with any other banners,
other than those that are on web sites 100% owned by the owner of the
application.



9. Grant of Licenses



9.1. We grant to you
a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable right to (i) access our site
through HTML links solely in accordance with the terms of this Agreement and
(ii) solely in connection with such links, to use our logos, trade names,
trademarks, and similar identifying material (collectively, the "Licensed
Materials") that we provide to you or authorize for such purpose. You are
only entitled to use the Licensed Materials to the extent that you are a member
in good standing of Merchant.com's Affiliate Program. You agree that all uses
of the Licensed Materials will be on behalf of Merchant.com and the good will
associated therewith will inure to the sole benefit of Merchant.com.



9.2. Each party
agrees not to use the other's proprietary materials in any manner that is
disparaging, misleading, obscene or that otherwise portrays the party in a
negative light. Each party reserves all of its respective rights in the
proprietary materials covered by this license. Other than the license granted
in this Agreement, each party retains all right, title, and interest to its
respective rights and no right, title, or interest is transferred to the other.



10. Disclaimer



PR NEWSCHANNEL MAKES NO
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES REGARDING SHOP.PRNEWSCHANNEL.COM SERVICE
AND WEB SITE OR THE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES PROVIDED THEREIN, ANY IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OF PR NEWSCHANNEL ABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND
NON-INFRINGEMENT ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED AND EXCLUDED. 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.



11. Representations
and Warranties



You represent and
warrant that:



11.1. This Agreement
has been duly and validly executed and delivered by you and constitutes your
legal, valid, and binding obligation, enforceable against you in accordance
with its terms;



11.2. You have the
full right, power, and authority to enter into and be bound by the terms and
conditions of this Agreement and to perform your obligations under this
Agreement, without the approval or consent of any other party;



11.3. You have
sufficient right, title, and interest in and to the rights granted to us in this
Agreement.



12. Limitations of
Liability



WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE
TO YOU WITH RESPECT TO ANY SUBJECT MATTER OF THIS AGREEMENT UNDER ANY CONTRACT,
NEGLIGENCE, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY FOR ANY
INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES (INCLUDING,
WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF REVENUE OR GOODWILL OR ANTICIPATED PROFITS OR LOST
BUSINESS), EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
FURTHER, NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED IN THIS AGREEMENT,
IN NO EVENT SHALL PR NEWSCHANNEL'S CUMULATIVE LIABILITY TO YOU ARISING OUT OF OR
RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT
LIABILITY, TORT OR OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY, EXCEED THE TOTAL COMMISSION
FEES PAID TO YOU UNDER THIS AGREEMENT.



13. Indemnification



You hereby agree to
indemnify and hold harmless Merchant.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 (i) any claim that our use of the
affiliate trademarks infringes on any trademark, trade name, service mark,
copyright, license, intellectual property, or other proprietary right of any
third party, (ii) any misrepresentation of a representation or warranty or
breach of a covenant and agreement made by you herein, or (iii) any claim
related to your site, including, without limitation, content therein not
attributable to us.



14. Confidentiality



All confidential
information, including, but not limited to, any business, technical, financial,
and customer information, disclosed by one party to the other during
negotiation or the effective term of this Agreement which is marked
"Confidential," will remain the sole property of the disclosing
party, and each party will keep in confidence and not use or disclose such
proprietary information of the other party without express written permission
of the disclosing party.



15. Miscellaneous



15.1. You agree that you
are an independent contractor, and nothing in this Agreement will create any
partnership, joint venture, agency, franchise, sales representative, or
employment relationship between you and PR NewsChannel. 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 any other of Your Site or
otherwise, that reasonably would contradict anything in this Section.



15.2. Neither party
may assign its rights or obligations under this Agreement to any party, except
to a party who obtains all or substantially all of the business or assets of a
third party.



15.3. This Agreement
shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State
of New York without regard to the conflicts of laws and principles thereof.



15.4. You may not
amend or waive any provision of this Agreement unless in writing and signed by
both parties.



15.5. This Agreement
represents the entire agreement between us and you, and shall supersede all prior
agreements and communications of the parties, oral or written.



15.6. The headings
and titles contained in this Agreement are included for convenience only, and
shall not limit or otherwise affect the terms of this Agreement.



15.7.
If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, that
provision shall be eliminated or limited to the minimum extent necessary such
that the intent of the parties is effectuated, and the remainder of this
agreement shall have full force and effect.