Brand Ambassador Terms and Conditions

Crimson and Clover Studio Terms & Conditions

Please read our terms and conditions carefully before you join our program or begin marketing our program. Terms and conditions are subject to change. 

DEFINITIONS

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

ENROLLMENT

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. We reserve the right to reject any application, 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:
  1. Infringe on our or any anyone else’s intellectual property, publicity, privacy or other rights.
  2. Violate any law, rule or regulation.
  3. Contain any content that is threatening, harassing, defamatory, obscene, harmful to minors, or contains nudity, pornography or sexually explicit materials.
  4. Contain any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, or other computer programming routines that are intended to damage, interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data, or personal information.
  5. Contain software or use technology that attempts to intercept, divert or redirect Internet traffic to or from any other website, or that potentially enables the diversion of affiliate commissions from another website. This includes toolbars, browser plug-ins, extensions and add-ons.
LINKING TO OUR WEBSITE
Upon acceptance into the Program, links will be made available to you through the affiliate interface. Your acceptance in our program means you agree to and abide by the following.  
  1. You will only use linking code obtained from the affiliate interface without manipulation.
  2. All domains that use your affiliate link must be listed in your affiliate profile.
  3. Your Website will not in any way copy, resemble, or mirror the look and feel of our Website. You will also not use any means to create the impression that your Website is our Website or any part of our Website including, without limitation, framing of our Website in any manner.
  4. You may not engage in cookie stuffing or include pop-ups, false or misleading links on your website. In addition, wherever possible, you will not attempt to mask the referring url information (i.e. the page from where the click is originating).
  5. Using redirects to bounce a click off of a domain from which the click did not originate in order to give the appearance that it came from that domain is prohibited.
If you are found redirecting links to hide or manipulate their original source, your current and past commissions will be voided or your commission level will be set to 0%. This does not include using “out” redirects from the same domain where the affiliate link is placed.

TRANSACTION LOCK DATES
All sales will remain in a “sales pending period” and will not lock until 30 days following the date of the transaction.  All payments will be processed by ShareASale on the 20th of the month following the lock date.

PPC GUIDELINES

You may not use Google Ads to promote our products.
    You will forfeit all commissions for a minimum of the past 30 days and your commission will be set to 0% without warning if you engage in Google Advertising. 
    In regards to Facebook and Instagram advertising, you may not use the Crimson and Clover Studio name. 

    COUPON ATTRIBUTION & 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 coupon 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 Deals Database in ShareASale, 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 considered valid codes and the affiliate will not be given commission on these orders. 

    DOMAIN NAMES
    Use of any of our trademarked terms as part of the domain or sub-domain for your website is strictly prohibited i.e. Crimsonandcloverstudio.website.com or www.crimsonandcloverstudio-coupons.com

    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:
    1. Abide by the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 (Public Law No. 108-187) with respect to our Program.
    2. E-mail must be sent on your behalf and must not imply that the e-mail is being sent on behalf of Crimson and Clover Studio
    3. E-mails must first be submitted to us for approval prior to being sent or we must be sent a copy of the e-mail.
    SOCIAL MEDIA
    Promotion on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms is permitted following these general guidelines: 
    1. You ARE allowed to promote offers to your own lists; more specifically, you’re welcome to use your affiliate links on your own Facebook, Twitter, etc. pages. 
    2. You ARE PROHIBITED from posting your affiliate links on Crimson and Clover Studio's Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, etc. company pages in an attempt to turn those links into affiliate sales.
    3. You ARE PROHIBITED from running Facebook ads with Crimson and Clover Studio's trademarked company name.
    4. You ARE PROHIBITED from creating a social media account that includes Crimson and Clover Studio trademark in the page name and/or username.
    OPERATIONS OUTSIDE 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 if you are conducting business in or taking orders from persons in one or more of the European Union countries.

    REVERSAL & COMMUNICATION POLICY

    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. 

    1. You are not forthcoming, intentionally vague or are found to be lying.    
    2. You are not responsive within a reasonable time period and after multiple attempts to contact with information listed in your network profile.
    3. You cannot substantiate or validate the source of your traffic to our program with clear and demonstrable proof.
    If any of the above apply, then we reserve the absolute right to reverse orders, set your commission to 0% or suspend you from the program for the period or orders in question. We know that many violations are a result of automated processes; however it is incumbent upon each affiliate to ensure that it has the appropriate checks and balances in place to pro-actively address these issues and adhere to our program rules.

    FTC DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS
    You must 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.
    • Disclosures must be made at the beginning of the claims and may not appear solely in a “Terms of Use”, “Legal”, “About Us” or other linked page.
    • Disclosures should be placed above the fold; scrolling should not be necessary to find the disclosure. (e.g. disclosure should be visible before the jump).
    • Pop-up, hover state and button disclosures are prohibited.
    • Disclosure policy applies to all social media, even when space is restricted (e.g., tweets)
    • Disclosures should be made in the same medium as the claim (e.g. video, text)
    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 (example 21) and the FTC's Endorsement Guidelines at http://business.ftc.gov/advertising-and-marketing/endorsements  
    If you engage in so called “native advertising”, you further agree to comply with the FTC’s Enforcement Policy Statement on Deceptively Formatted Advertisements at https://www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents/public_statements/896923/151222deceptiveenforcement.pdf  and the related guidelines.


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