Affiliates: Agreement A - Shape Software - Automate your business!

Shape Affiliate Agreement

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

THIS IS A LEGAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND SHAPE SOFTWARE INC. (“SHAPE” or “MERCHANT”)

 

Please read the terms and conditions of this affiliate program agreement carefully before you join our program or begin marketing our program. These terms and conditions are written in plain language intentionally avoiding legalese to ensure that they may be clearly understood and followed by affiliates. Each Affiliate is responsible for assuring that its employees, agents and contractors comply with this agreement.  Shape may change or update the terms of this agreement from time to time.

 

BY SUBMITTING THE ONLINE APPLICATION TO JOIN OUR AFFILIATE PROGRAM, 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.

Definitions

As used in these terms and conditions: (i) “We”, “us”, or “our” refers to Shape Software Inc. and our website; (ii) “you” or “your” refers to the Affiliate; (iii) “our website” refers to the Shape website located at www.setshape.com; (iv) “your website” refers to any websites that you will link to our website; (v) “Program” refers to the Shape Affiliate Program.

Affiliate Obligations

Enrollment

To begin the enrollment process, you will complete and submit the online application. After receiving your application, we will review your website and notify you of your acceptance or rejection into our Program. Please allow up to 48 hours for your application to be reviewed. The fact that we auto-approve applications does not imply that we may not re-evaluate your application at a later time.

 

We reserve the right to reject any application for any reason, however, we encourage you to contact us if you feel we have made an incorrect decision. Including all of the websites that you use in your profile will help us make a better decision.

Website Restrictions

Your participating website(s) may not

Additional custom Development and Administration Services are available and may be charged at an hourly or recurring monthly rate. Please contact your Account Executive or Shape representative for pricing and plans regarding custom Development and Administration Services.

Linking to Our Website

Upon acceptance into the Program, links will be made available to you through the interface.  You will be able to review the Program’s details and previously-published affiliate newsletters, download HTML code that provides for links to web pages within the our website and banner creatives, browse and get tracking codes for our coupons and deals.

 

Your acceptance in our program means you agree to and abide by the following.

PPC Guidelines

Trademarked Terms

The following list of trademarked terms should not be treated as an exhaustive list (but as a list of some of the prohibited terms):

 

Shape, setshape.com, www.setshape.com, shape coupon, shape coupon code, shape discount, shape discount code, shape promo, shape promo code, shape sale, shape sales, shape deal, shape deals

Coupon Guidelines

If you are enrolled in our Program and your Website promotes coupon codes, you must adhere to our Coupon Guidelines as follows:

Coupon Attribution and Authentication

Affiliates whose primary business is posting coupons, who are viewed by the program as being a coupon site, and/or who are tagged as a coupon affiliate in our system, may not be paid commissions for sales generated without a corresponding valid coupon code. Valid codes are defined as codes that are made available to the affiliate channel in general, through newsletters or the respective section in your affiliate interface, and directly or privately to affiliates. Coupon codes that are not real, expired, not specific (i.e. ‘up to 40% off sale items’), or are long-term, sitewide offers that do not require a code may not be considered valid codes and the affiliate will not be given commission on these orders.

Sub-Affiliate Networks

Promoting us through a sub-affiliate network is permitted, however, you must be completely transparent with regards to where traffic from your sub-affiliates originated. Sub-affiliate networks must ensure that all sub-affiliates promoting the Program adhere to our terms and conditions. This includes restrictions on advertising through toolbars, browser extensions, and through any paid placements such as a pay-per-click campaign. Sub-affiliate networks must also receive approval prior to allowing any type of coupon sub-affiliate to promote the Program.

 

Failure to comply with our sub-affiliate network terms may result in a loss and/or reduction of commission from sales made through any sub-affiliate that does not comply with our terms.

Domain Names

Use of any of our trademarked terms as part of the domain or sub-domain for your website is strictly prohibited.

OK

NOT OK

Advertising & Publicity

You shall not create, publish, distribute, or print any written material that makes reference to our Program without first submitting that material to us and receiving our prior written consent. If you intend to promote our Program via e-mail campaigns, you must adhere to the following:

Social Media

Promotion on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and other social media platforms is permitted following these general guidelines

Operations Outside the United States

If you are conducting business in or taking orders from persons in other countries, you will follow the laws of those countries. For example, you will comply with the European Union’s Privacy and Electronic Communications Directive, as well as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), if you are conducting business in or taking orders from persons in one or more of the European Union countries.

FTC Disclosure Requirements

You shall include a disclosure statement within any and all pages, blog/posts, or social media posts where affiliate links for our affiliate program are posted as an endorsement or review, and where it is not clear that the link is a paid advertisement. This disclosure statement should be clear and concise, stating that we are compensating you for your review or endorsement. If you received the product for free from us or from the affiliate management team for review, this also must be clearly stated in your disclosure.

For more information about FTC disclosure requirements, please review the FTC’s “Dot Com Disclosures” Guidelines at http://www.ftc.gov/os/2013/03/130312dotcomdisclosures.pdf ; and the FTC’s Endorsement Guidelines at http://business.ftc.gov/advertising-and-marketing/endorsements

Shape Rights and Obligations

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 website are appropriate and 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 Program.

 

We reserve the right to terminate this Agreement and your participation in the Program immediately and without notice to you should you commit fraud in your use of the Program or should you abuse this program in any way. If such fraud or abuse is detected, we shall not be liable to you for any commissions for such fraudulent sales.

 

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

Termination

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 the Program rules. If any modification is unacceptable to you, your only option is to end this Agreement. Your continued participation in the Program following the posting of the change notice or new Agreement on our site will indicate your agreement to the changes.

Our Customers

Customers who buy products through this Program are our customers. All of our standard policies and operating procedures will apply to these customers. We may change our policies and operating procedures at any time. Product prices and availability may vary from time to time.

Order Processing

Payment

You will earn a Commission equal to 10% of the Net Monthly Revenue generated in the first 12 months from each New Paying Customer that you refer to Shape.  

 

Net Monthly Revenue is defined as all user license fees collected from referred New Paying Customers, less any chargebacks, credits and refunds, sales commissions, discounts and taxes in Shape’s sole and absolute discretion as of the Lock Date.  User license fees are the “per seat” or “per user” fees currently advertised at $99.00/month.  A New Paying Customer is defined as:

All Commissions are considered ‘pending’ until the Lock Date, which is the last day of the month following a transaction from a New Paying Customer. 

 

For example, let’s assume that a New Paying Customer that you referred to Shape generates $50.00 of Net Monthly Revenue on March 10th.  The Commission due for that transaction would become locked at 11:59 pm PST on April 30th, provided that the transaction is not canceled, charged back, or otherwise impacted prior to the Lock Date. 

 

If the transaction is modified in any way prior to the Lock Date, the amount of Commission that you receive will be calculated based on the total Net Monthly Revenue as of the Lock Date.

 

Payments for locked Commissions will be made on the 13th day of the month after they lock.  In the scenario above, you would receive a $5.00 Commission on May 13th.  

 

In addition to the Commissions, you may also be eligible for a discretionary Bonus based on achieving certain activity thresholds, as Shape may choose to do from time-to-time.  Shape will communicate the terms of any Bonus to you via the Platform.  

 

Payments for all locked Commissions and/or Bonuses will be made via the Partnerstack platform.  You can withdraw the funds at any time via Stripe or PayPal, provided that the total amount of Commissions in your account exceeds $25.00.  If the amount accrued does not exceed $25.00, the funds will accrue and become available for withdrawal once the amount accrued has exceeded $25.00.

Access to Affiliate Account Interface

You will create a password so that you may enter your 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.

Reversal and Communication Policy

We take pride in our low reversal rate, which we attribute to open communication with our affiliates. However, we reserve the right to reverse orders due to order cancellations, duplicate tracking, returns, disputed charges, and program violations as outlined in these terms and conditions.

 

Additionally, if we ask you for clarification or more information on any orders or clicks that we suspect may be in violation of our terms and conditions, we expect that you will respond in a timely and honest manner. Below are violations of our communications policy.

Grant of Licenses

Representations and Warranties

You represent and warrant that:

Disclaimer

SHAPE MAKES NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES REGARDING OUR PROGRAM, SERVICE AND WEBSITE OR THE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES PROVIDED THEREIN, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF OUR 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.

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 SHAPE’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.

Indemnification

You hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless Shape, 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 rights 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.

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 the express written permission of the disclosing party.

Miscellaneous

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 ADMIT OTHERS INTO THE PROGRAM ON TERMS THAT MAY DIFFER FROM THOSE CONTAINED IN THIS AGREEMENT. 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.