Affiliate Terms of Service
Every individual, company, or organization that enrolls in our Affiliate Program must agree to and abide by the following terms and conditions. Read the following in its entirety. If you have any questions, please contact Jimmie via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. WriteShop Affiliate Agreement
This Agreement (the “WriteShop Website Affiliate Agreement”) is entered at the time of sign-up and participation in the WriteShop Affiliate Program (the “Program”). This Agreement is a binding, legal contract between you (the “Affiliate”), and WriteShop, Inc. Throughout this Agreement, “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to WriteShop, and “you,” “your,” and “yours” refer to the Affiliate.
WriteShop may modify any of the terms and conditions within this Agreement at any time and at our sole discretion. These modifications may include, but are not limited to, changes in the scope of available referral fees, fee schedules, payment procedures, and Affiliate Program rules. If any of the modifications are UNACCEPTABLE TO YOU, your only recourse is to terminate this Agreement. If you CONTINUE PARTICIPATION IN THE PROGRAM, it will be considered as your acceptance of the change.
To begin the enrollment process, complete and submit the online application at the WriteShop website.
WriteShop will cancel an existing Affiliate account or deny an application if we determine that your web site is unsuitable for our Program because it:
- Promotes sexually explicit materials.
- Promotes violence.
- Promotes discrimination.
- Promotes illegal activities.
- Infringes or otherwise violates any copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property rights of WriteShop, Inc. or any other site.
- Includes “WriteShop” or variations or misspellings thereof in its domain name.
- Is otherwise in any way unlawful, defamatory, otherwise objectionable to us in our sole discretion.
4. Permitted Use of Promotional Materials and Images
WriteShop will make available to Affiliates certain banner advertisements, button links, text links, and/or other design resources (“Promotional Materials”) for display on your website and email lists. Affiliates will include a link from the Promotional Materials to WriteShop’s website. You may use the Promotional Materials ONLY for the purpose of promoting our website (and the products and services available there), and for linking to our website.
As an affiliate, you may copy images of WriteShop curriculum products directly from writeshop.com. You may place these images on your website ONLY for the purpose of promoting WriteShop products using your affiliate links. You must use the WriteShop logo or images from the WriteShop website in a way that maintains the integrity of our brand.
You MAY use paid-promotion methods such as Google ads and Facebook ads. However, Facebook ads MAY NOT target people who have “liked” WriteShop’s Facebook page.
5. Prohibited Use of Promotional Materials and Images
Affiliate websites or any of an Affiliate’s offline material that appears alongside the WriteShop name or link must be wholesome and in keeping with the integrity of the WriteShop brand.
Violation of one or more of the following cases is grounds for immediate termination of your Affiliate account:
- You MAY NOT use any graphics to promote WriteShop’s website, products, or services other than the Promotional Materials. If you wish to create your own graphics, you must first obtain permission in writing from WriteShop prior to their display.
- You MAY NOT alter or modify the Promotional Materials as they are prepared by WriteShop. If you wish to modify the Promotional Materials, you must obtain prior written consent from WriteShop.
- You MAY NOT use the WriteShop logo or other WriteShop website/branding imagery in a header graphic in any way as to suggest you are officially affiliated or partnered with WriteShop, Inc.
- Affiliate websites or materials MUST NOT mislead the consumer to believe they are on a website owned by WriteShop. You MAY NOT use the term “WriteShop” in ANY variation in your site URL (ex. (writeshopcoupons.com, write-shop.net, etc.).
- When bidding on keywords, you may not include or use any variation of “writeshop,” “write shop,” “writeshop.com,” “fold-n-go,” or other trademarks owned by WriteShop.
6. Intellectual Property
WriteShop retains all rights, ownership, and interest in the Affiliate Program promotional materials, and in any copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property in the promotional materials.
This is a pay-per-sale Affiliate Program. Each Affiliate will be issued a special URL which will be unique to you and you only. This will allow you to be paid for affiliate referrals.
Affiliates will receive 15% of the revenue as a commission from orders placed through properly coded affiliate links on all products except video courses. WriteShop Video Courses from PlayWith.Education have a 10% commission rate. For a sale to generate a commission to an Affiliate, the customer must visit WriteShop’s website as a result of clicking on the link within the promotional materials on your website, newsletter, or social media. Commissions will only be paid on sales that result from the customer clicking through qualified, correctly structured affiliate links. Properly coded links are the sole responsibility of the Affiliate.
The first Affiliate to refer a buyer will receive the commission for the sale. Your affiliate link cookies are good for 180 days. If a customer clicks your affiliate link using the same browser on the same device without clearing their cookies, you will get credit for any resulting sales for up to 180 days.
As an Affiliate, you MAY receive commissions on your own purchases.
Shipping and sales tax are not eligible for commissions.
You will not receive commissions on the sale of any products published by companies other than WriteShop (e.g., The Blue Book of Grammar from Wiley). If a bundled set includes a product published by another company, the affiliate commission will only be paid on the WriteShop products within that bundle. Commissions may change at the discretion of WriteShop. WriteShop reserves the right to change the price of products and commission percentages for products without notice. Commissions are based on the purchase price of the product in effect at the time of sale.
Affiliate shall not attempt to: (i) artificially generate click-throughs to the WriteShop website by use of deception or misrepresentation or (ii) create or employ any mechanism designed to artificially or automatically generate click-throughs to WriteShop’s website.
WriteShop pays Affiliates via your PayPal account, provided to WriteShop when you sign up for the Program. If the PayPal email changes, it is your responsibility to notify WriteShop to ensure proper commission payments. We will not resend Affiliate payments that failed due to incorrect payment email addresses.
Commissions are not paid on refunded items. If a product is returned to WriteShop, the commission originally earned on the sale of that product will be reversed in your Affiliate account.
Affiliate payouts will be made on the first Monday of every month. Payments will be sent the second month AFTER the referral is generated. Affiliates should expect to receive commissions 30- 60 days from the date the affiliate sale is processed to allow the full 30 days needed to process any returns and refunds.
If commission does not exceed $15 for U.S.-based affiliates during the prior period, WriteShop reserves the right to hold payment until commissions accumulate to the minimum amount.
As required by the Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Residents will be required to submit a W-9 form to WriteShop. Fill out the form and email it to us, or mail it to WriteShop, PO Box 9214, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91701. We reserve the right to withhold your first commission payment until your W-9 form has been received.
WriteShop shall not be responsible for any taxes owed by the Affiliate arising out of your relationship with WriteShop as set forth in this Agreement. We shall not withhold any taxes from Affiliate commissions.
10. Compliance and Disclosure
Affiliates must comply with all spam laws. You may not in any way mention WriteShop in bulk emails that you send either to purchased lists or to lists you do not own.
You MAY send your WriteShop affiliate link via email to relevant email lists that you personally own. Be aware that if you send advertisements via email, you must have consent of the recipient to do so.
As per FTC guidelines, you must disclose to your visitors that you are an Affiliate and receive financial compensation for your endorsement of writeshop.com. You are also responsible for following all FTC guidelines and other relevant federal, state or local laws.
11. Relationship of Parties
Affiliates are independent contractors, and nothing in this Agreement will create any partnership, joint venture, agency, franchise, sales representative, or employment relationship between the parties. Affiliates have no authority to make or accept any offers or representations on WriteShop’s behalf.
12. Term and Termination
The terms begin when you accept this Agreement and end when the Agreement is terminated by either party. Either WriteShop or the Affiliate may terminate this Agreement at any time, with or without cause. Upon termination, all licenses granted in this Agreement shall end, and you must immediately remove from your website all affiliate links to the WriteShop website, and all WriteShop trademarks and logos, other WriteShop marks, and all other materials provided in connection with the Affiliate Program.
13. Limitation of Liability
WriteShop will not be liable for indirect, special, or consequential damages (or any loss of revenue, profits, expenditures or data) arising in connection with this Agreement or the Program, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages. Further, WriteShop’s liability arising with respect to this Agreement and the Program will not exceed the total commissions paid or payable to the Affiliate under this Agreement.
WriteShop makes no express or implied warranties or representations with respect to an Affiliate’s potential to earn income from the Program. In addition, WriteShop makes no representation that the operation of the WriteShop website or the affiliate links will be uninterrupted or error-free, and we will not be liable for the consequences of any interruptions or errors.
Should WriteShop fail to enforce the Affiliate’s strict performance of any provision of this Agreement, it will not constitute a waiver of WriteShop’s right to subsequently enforce such provision or any other provision of this Agreement.
By signing up with the WriteShop Affiliate Program, you acknowledge that you have read this agreement and agree to all its terms and conditions.