Affiliate Program Terms and Conditions
Updated Oct 19, 2020
Our referral sources 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 from you. The following agreement protects our good name while giving you the opportunity to profit from your internet traffic. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to let us know. We are strong believers in straightforward and honest communication. For the quickest results, please email us at [email protected].
Best regards, Nature TTL Team.
Terms and Conditions
RESTRICTIONS AND PROHIBITIONS The following conduct will either result in our denial of your application to be in our Affiliate Program or will result in termination if you are already in the Affiliate Program.
- Do not apply if your website currently promotes or may in the future contain sexually explicit materials, wildlife exploitation, violence, discrimination, and/or is otherwise used for illegal activities.
- We do not approve Affiliate agreements with distributors of toolbars, browser helper objects, shopping assistance applications, etc.
- You must comply with FTC’s Endorsement Guidelines, which means that you must have a reasonable basis for any endorsements and product reviews that you publish. We do not tolerate unfounded critical comparative reviews and any form of disparagement of our competitors products.
- Paid search campaigns in Google Adwords.
- Paid search campaigns containing our trademarks in other systems.
- Cybersquatting and typosquatting.
- Coupon usage is limited. Coupon issuing to an individual affiliate is subject to approval by the Affiliate Manager. However, we do not issue coupon codes to Coupon Affiliates. Please see paragraph 9 of the Agreement for details.
REFERRAL AGREEMENT PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE AGREEMENT. YOU MAY PRINT THIS PAGE FOR YOUR RECORDS. THIS IS A LEGAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND Nature TTL. 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 BOUND AND RESPONSIBLE FOR EACH AND EVERY TERM AND CONDITION.
This Agreement contains the complete terms and conditions that apply to you becoming an affiliate (“Affiliate”) in Nature TTL’s Affiliate Program. The purpose of this Agreement is to allow HTML linking between your website and the Nature TTL website. Please note that throughout this Agreement, “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to Nature TTL, and “you,” “your,” and “yours” refer to you as the Affiliate.
2. Affiliate Obligations
2.1. To begin the enrollment process, you will complete and submit the online application with the Easy Digital Downloads program on the Nature TTL server. All applications are checked and approved manually. We try to do it the day the application is sent. We may reject your application at our sole discretion and will do so if you or your site:
2.1.1. promotes or displays sexually explicit materials;
2.1.2. promotes or displays violence;
2.1.3. promotes discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age;
2.1.4. promotes or engages in 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 “Nature TTL” or variations or misspellings thereof in any domain name that you use or control;
2.1.7. otherwise in any way engages in unlawful, harmful, threatening, defamatory, libelous, obscene, harassing, or fraudulent conduct, or other conduct which may be racial, ethnically, or otherwise objectionable to us in our sole discretion;
2.1.8. uses software downloads that potentially enable diversions of commission from other members of our Affiliate Program;
2.1.9. create or design your website or any other website that you operate or control explicitly or implicitly in a manner that resembles our website or design your website in a manner that leads customers to believe you are Nature TTL or any of our other affiliated businesses
2.2. Nature TTL reserves the right, at any time, and for any reason, to terminate your participation in the Nature TTL Affiliate Program and block our HTML link from your site.
2.3. The maintenance and the updating of your website is your responsibility.
2.4. 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. You agree to indemnify and hold us harmless from any liability or costs for any claims arising out of your acts or alleged acts which allege copyright infringement by you.
3.1. We may monitor your site to determine if you are following the terms and conditions of this Agreement. We have the right to terminate your participation in the Nature TTL Affiliate Program if you engage in any of the conduct set forth in Section 2 of this Agreement, otherwise violate the terms and conditions of this Agreement, or for no reason at all in our sole discretion. If we terminate this agreement for breach, Nature TTL shall not be liable to you for any commissions commencing on the date of your breach, regardless of when this agreement is terminated.
3.2. This Agreement will begin upon our acceptance of your application and will continue unless terminated hereunder.
3.3. 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 email. In addition, this Agreement will terminate immediately upon any breach of this Agreement by you. If we terminate for breach we may also pursue any and all legal and/or equitable remedies..
We may modify any of the terms and conditions in this Agreement at any time at our sole discretion. In such an event, you will be notified by email. Modifications may include, but are not limited to Nature TTL Affiliate Program rules that we may publish or send to you. If any modification is unacceptable to you, your only option is to terminate this Agreement. Your continued participation in the Nature TTL Affiliate Program following the notice or the posting of our new Agreement on our site will indicate your agreement or rules to the changes.
Nature TTL uses a third party to handle all of the tracking and payment for the Affiliate Program. The third party is currently Easy Digital Downloads.
6. Promotion Restrictions
6.1. You are free to promote your own websites, but naturally any promotion that mentions Nature TTL 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 Nature TTL. 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 noncommercial newsgroups, and crossposting 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 Nature TTL products so long as the recipient is already a customer or subscriber of your services or website, and recipients have the option to remove themselves from future mailings. You may also post to newsgroups to promote Nature TTL products so long as the news group specifically welcomes commercial messages. At all times, you must clearly represent yourself and your websites as independent from Nature TTL. 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 Nature TTL Affiliate Program. Any pending balances owed to you will not be paid if your account is terminated due to such unacceptable advertising or solicitation.
6.2. Pay-Per-Click advertising in Google Adwords is strictly prohibited. Other systems for Pay-per-Click advertisements may be used subject to the terms stated in Section 6.3 below.
6.3 You are not permitted to bid in Pay-Per-Click campaigns on keywords such as naturettl.com, naturettl, nature ttl, www.naturettl, www.naturettl.com, and/or any misspellings or similar alterations of these — be it separately or in combination with other keywords or if you are a Coupon Affiliate (as defined in Section 7 below) in combination with + coupon, + discount and similar key phrases. Bidding on those keywords will be considered trademark violation and you will be terminated and banned from Nature TTL Affiliate Program.
6.4. You shall not transmit any so-called “interstitials,” “ParasitewareTM,” “Parasitic Market- ing,” “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 a qualifying link until such time as the consumer has fully exited Nature TTL’s site (i.e., no page from our site or any Nature TTL’s content or branding is visible on the end user’s screen). As used herein “ParasitewareTM” 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, Bing, Yahoo, Overture, AltaVista, Hotbot and similar search or directory engines); (c) set commission tracking cookies through loading of Nature TTL site in IFrames, hidden links, and automatic pop ups that open Nature TTL’s site; (d) targets text on websites, other than those websites 100 percent 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 websites 100 percent owned by the owner of the application.
6.5. If you are found to be cybersquatting or typosquatting on trademark-related domains you will be terminated and any commissions accrued to you, but unpaid, will be forfeited.
7. Promotion Restrictions for Coupon Affiliates
7.1. A “Coupon Affiliate” is an Affiliate whose business model substantially consists of making coupons available. Whether you are classified as a Coupon Affiliate shall be determined by Nature TTL in its sole discretion. Factors that may lead to classification as “Coupon Affiliate” include, but are not limited to (i) the presence of coupon offerings, especially from many different merchants, on the Affiliate’s website, especially if such coupons represent many different merchants and/or are indexed or are organized in a directory; (ii) the presence of certain words (or variations or misspellings thereof) in the website’s URL or prominently featured in the website’s content, such as “coupons,” “deals” or “savings”; (iii) a website that is focused on other merchants and the discounts or promotions offered by them, rather than on products, and that features little original, human- generated content.
7.2. You are not allowed to use keywords such as naturettl.com, naturettl, www.naturettl, www.naturettl.com and/or any misspellings or similar alterations of such keywords be it separately or in combination with + coupon, + discount and similar key phrases in the domain names. Such actions will be considered trademark violations and you will be terminated
8.4. Posting coupon offers on your website with “reveal the coupon code ” or similar phrase that stimulates visitor to click to reveal a coupon code and go to the Nature TTL’s site is prohibited.
8. Grant of Licenses
We grant to you a nonexclusive, nontransferable, 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 authorise for such purpose. You are only entitled to use the Licensed Materials to the extent that you are a member in good standing of the Nature TTL Affiliate Program. You agree that all uses of the Licensed Materials will be on behalf of Nature TTL and the goodwill associated therewith will inure to the sole benefit of Nature TTL.
Nature TTL makes no express or implied representations or warranties regarding our service and website or the products or services provided therein, any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and noninfringement, 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.
10. Representations and Warranties
10.1. You represent and warrant that:
10.1.1 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.
10.2. 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. 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 Nature TTL’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.
You hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless Nature TTL 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 or your business.
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.
This agreement and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England.
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 Nature TTL. 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 website or any other of your websites or otherwise, that reasonably would contradict anything in this Section.
15.2. You may not assign your rights or obligations under this Agreement to any party, except with prior notice to us and our consent.
15.3. This Agreement represents the entire agreement between us and you and shall supersede all prior agreements and communications of the parties, oral or written.
15.4 The headings and titles contained in this Agreement are included for convenience only and shall not limit or otherwise affect the terms of this