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Last Updated on January 6, 2018
As a ICO Affiliates, Affiliate, You have the opportunity to earn money from (i) commissions for ICO Affiliate partner Products that You sell to other users, and (ii) bonuses when the people you sell to sell to others. This Agreement sets forth Your rights and obligations as a ICO Affiliates, Affiliate.
By clicking “I Agree” You indicate that You have read and understood this Agreement and You will be bound by its terms.
1. PARTIES. All references to “ICO Affiliates” herein mean and refer to Bitcoin Inc LLC, doing business as ICO Affiliates, and Bitcoin Inc LLC’s owner(s), parent company(ies), affiliate entities, and employees, and assigns. All references to “You” and “Your” mean and refer to that ICO Affiliates, Affiliate who has executed this Agreement by clicking “I Agree.” ICO Affiliates and You are each referred to herein as a “Party,” and collectively as the “Parties.”
2. INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR. You are an independent contractor of ICO Affiliates. It is the express understanding and intention of the Parties that no relationship of master and servant or principal and agent shall exist between ICO Affiliates and You by virtue of this Affiliate Agreement.
3. TERM AND TERMINATION. Your contract with ICO Affiliates begins when You click “I Agree,” and will continue month-to-month until either:
A. ICO Affiliates cancels Your account due to Your breach of any of the terms of this Agreement. In the event this Agreement is cancelled due to Your breach, You forfeit all Commissions and Bonuses owed to You or that may in the future be owed to You.
B. ICO Affiliates or its successors or assigns, in its sole and absolute discretion, cancels Your Affiliate Agreement. In the event that ICO Affiliates or its successors or assigns cancels Your Affiliate Agreements, You will first receive thirty (30) days’ written notice, sent to the e-mail address you provided ICO Affiliates and that is associated with your Affiliate profile.
A. COMMISSIONS. After You click “I Agree” to the terms of this Agreement, You will receive a unique Affiliate URL, which You will use to advertise ICO Affiliates partners products. When another person (a “Prospect”) clicks through that URL, a cookie (or similar tracking technology (hereinafter “Cookie”)) will be set in the Prospect’s browser. When the Prospect buys a ICO Affiliates partners product by using Your Affiliate Link, the Cookie on the Prospect’s browser, corresponding to Your unique URL, registers a “Sale,” and each such product is a “Sold Product.” In the event that a Prospect has multiple Affiliate Cookies, the most recently-acquired Cookie will determine which Affiliate is credited with a Sale. You will be paid a commission for each Sold Product that generates a minimum payment of $500.00 to ICO Affiliates in a month. The Commission amount is 15% of all fees received by ICO Affiliates for a Sold Product. Commission payments will be made to You on or before forty-five (45) days following ICO Affiliates’ receipt of payment for a Sold Product, subject to the other terms set forth herein.
A. COMMISSION STRUCTURE. When You create a ICO Affiliates, affiliate account & begin to earn commissions. You will receive Commission for each sale made per product level. You will receive commissions, subject to the other terms set forth herein .
B. LEGACY SALE BONUSES. Each person that creates a ICO Affiliates, affiliate account through one of Your Sold Accounts is Your “Legacy Sale,” and each such account is a “Legacy Account.” You will be paid a bonus for each Legacy Account that generates a minimum payment of $500.00 to ICO Affiliates in a month. The Bonus amount is 5% of all fees received by ICO Affiliates for a Legacy Accounts sale in the month the sale is received by ICO Affiliates. Bonus payments will be made to You on or before forty-five (45) days following ICO Affiliates’ receipt of payment for a Legacy Account, subject to the other terms set forth herein
C. SPONSOR LEGACY BONUS. When You create a ICO Affiliates, affiliate account through Your Referring Affiliate/Sponsors unique affiliate link you will be linked as a “Legacy Sale,”. Commission for each sale made per product level will become your sponsors "Legacy Sale" Any associated commissions on these sales will be issued to Your Referring Affiliate, subject to the other terms set forth herein
D. TAXES. Before You are responsible for any and all tax liabilities, including without limitation income tax liabilities that arise from or in any way relate to any commissions or bonuses You receive from ICO Affiliates.
E. MINIMUM COMMISSION AND BONUS PAYMENT. Your combined commission and bonus amount must equal or exceed Fifty and 00/100 Dollars ($50.00) before You receive a payment from ICO Affiliates. If Your combined commissions and bonuses for a given month are less than $50.00, Your commissions and bonuses will be held until Your combined commissions and bonuses equals or exceeds $50.00.
F. COMMISSION AND BONUSES PAID FOLLOWING LEGITIMATE SALE. Commissions and Bonuses are paid only for transactions that actually occur between ICO Affiliates and a Sale or a Legacy Sale. If the transaction does not actually occur, or if payment from a Sale or Legacy Sale is not actually received by ICO Affiliates, You will not paid a Commission or Bonus on the transaction. If payment for a Sold Account or a Legacy Account later results in a refund or charge-back, and if a commission or bonus was paid to You for that Sold Account or Legacy Account payment, then the commission or bonus will be deducted from Your future commissions. If ICO Affiliates determines, in its reasonable discretion, that any Sale or Legacy Sale was procured fraudulently or as a result of any violation of this Agreement, no Commission or Bonus will be paid for such Sale or Legacy Sale. If any Commissions or Bonuses are paid for a Sale or Legacy Sale that was produced fraudulently or as a result of any violation of this Agreement, and the fraud or violation is discovered by ICO Affiliates after payment, such payment amounts shall be deducted from Your future commissions and bonuses.
G. U.S. DOLLARS. All commissions are paid in US Dollar equivalent. You will receive a portion of your commissions via Your designated Paypal account address. The remaining will be issued in the subject "ICO Partner" Token on ICO date stated via their outlets. Each "ICO partners" percentage commission split between Cash via Paypal & Tokens on ICO release will be subject to the individual ICO you choose to promote. This amount will be stated on corresponding websites relating to that specific ICO Partnership.
5. MARKETING AND RECRUITING.
A. TRUTHFUL. Anything You communicate in marketing or advertising any ICO Affiliates service or opportunity must be true and accurate. Claims that relate to any ICO Affiliates service or opportunity that are untrue or fraudulent are strictly prohibited. You may not claim that any government, person, or entity endorses or supports ICO Affiliates. You may not use the intellectual property of any other person or entity in advertising any ICO Affiliates service or opportunity.
B. DISCLAIMER. On any website that You advertise any ICO Affiliates service or opportunity, You must plainly display (i.e., not in a link, or in small font) the following disclaimer language:
Disclosure: I am an independent ICO Affiliates, Affiliate, not an employee. I receive referral payments from ICO Affiliates. The opinions expressed here are my own and are not official statements of ICO Affiliates or its parent company, Bitcoin Inc LLC.
C. NON-DISPARAGEMENT. You are not permitted to disparage the products of services of any other person or entity, including without limitation the products or services of a competitor of ICO Affiliates.
D. INVENTORY LOADING/REBATES. You will not be paid any Commission or Bonus for payments made on your own User Account(s). You are not permitted to buy a ICO Affiliates product under the name of another person or entity, or under a fictitious name. You are not permitted to buy a ICO Affiliates product under any name merely for the purpose of obtaining Commissions, Bonuses, or any other compensation, including without limitation incentives or prizes which may be offered from time to time. You may not pay for another person’s account. You are not permitted to offer cash rebates or other monetary incentives to actual or potential Sales or Legacy Sales. Violation of this paragraph shall constitute a material breach of this Agreement, and You agree to repay to ICO Affiliates all Commissions and Bonuses earned as a result of any such violation.
E. INCOME CLAIMS. If Your recruiting efforts include claims related to the potential income a ICO Affiliates, Affiliate can make, or if You make reference to income You have made, or if You make reference to any lifestyle opportunities You have because of ICO Affiliates, the following guidelines must be adhered to:
1. Your statements must be completely true and accurate and supported by evidence;
2. If You use a hypothetical scenario, You must clearly label it as a hypothetical scenario; and
3. Your statements must be accompanied by the ICO Affiliates income disclosure statement.
6. ICO AFFILIATES’ INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY. No logo, tagline, trademark, trade name, copyrighted material, patent, trade dress, trade secret, or confidential information (collectively, the “ICO Affiliates Intellectual Property”) owned by ICO Affiliates may be used, copied, or reproduced by You except as set forth below. No ICO Affiliates Intellectual Property (or any mark confusingly similar to any ICO Affiliates Intellectual Property) is to be advertised for sale or registered as a domain name by You in any fashion.
You may use the ICO AffiliatesTM mark to advertise ICO Affiliates. Any time You use the ICO AffiliatesTM mark, You must do so in a way that is not likely to confuse readers or cause them to think that You are speaking for ICO Affiliates. Whether Your use of ICO AffiliatesTM is confusing will be determined by ICO Affiliates in ICO Affiliates’ sole and absolute discretion. The following guidelines, which may be changed or added to at any time, are designed to help avoid reader confusion:
- You must not use the “voice” of, or purport to speak on behalf of, ICO Affiliates.
- Any time You use the word “ICO Affiliates” it must be immediately followed by the letters “TM” in superscript caps.
- When used in prose, ICO AffiliatesTM must be used in the same font as the rest of the prose.
- When used other than in prose, ICO AffiliatesTM must be used in the font employed by ICO Affiliates’ corporate marketing in ICO Affiliates’ corporate logo.
- On any website or social media platform on which You use the word ICO AffiliatesTM, you must include the disclosure identified in paragraph 5(D) above.
- You may use only such other images, photographs, and trademarks as ICO Affiliates expressly authorizes in writing.
- If you have any questions regarding your use of any ICO Affiliates mark, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
7. RELEASE/AUTHORIZATION TO USE PHOTOGRAPHS. You grant ICO Affiliates permission to use any and all photographs taken by ICO Affiliates or its agents or employees, or submitted by You to ICO Affiliates (hereinafter “Photographs”) in any Media (including print, internet, film, television and no matter how distributed or published) for any purpose, which may include, but shall not be limited to, advertising, promotion, marketing and packaging of ICO Affiliates or any product or service sold and marketed by ICO Affiliates. You agree that this authorization to use Photographs may be assigned by ICO Affiliates to any other party. You agree that that the Photographs may be combined with other Photographs, sounds, text and graphics, and that the Photographs may be manipulated, cropped, altered or modified in ICO Affiliates’ sole discretion. You agree not to charge a royalty or fee, and not to make any other monetary assessment against ICO Affiliates in exchange for this Release and Assignment. You hereby release and forever discharge ICO Affiliates from any and all liability and from any damages You may suffer as a result of the use of the Photographs. You further acknowledge and agree that this Release is binding upon Your heirs and assigns. You agree that this Release is irrevocable.
8. PROHIBITED ACTIVITY. ICO Affiliates has the right to terminate this Agreement at any time if You engage or have ever engaged in any of the following:
A. HARMFUL ACTS. Any dishonest or unethical business practice; any violation of the law; infliction of harm to ICO Affiliates' reputation; and the violation of the rights of ICO Affiliates or any third party.
B. “SPAMMING” AND UNSOLICITED COMMUNICATIONS. Any communications sent or authorized by You reasonably deemed “spamming,” or any other unsolicited solicitations (including without limitation postings on social media or third party blogs) will be deemed a material threat to ICO Affiliates' reputation and to the rights of third parties. It is Your obligation, exclusively, to ensure that all business communications comply with state and local anti-spamming or analogous laws.
C. OFFENSIVE COMMUNICATIONS. Any communication sent, posted, or authorized by You, including without limitation postings on any website operated by You, or social media or blog, which are: sexually explicit, obscene, or pornographic; offensive, profane, hateful, threatening, harmful, defamatory, libelous, harassing, or discriminatory; graphically violent; solicitous of unlawful behavior; or that violates the intellectual property rights of another.
9. INDEMNITY. You agree to protect, defend, indemnify and hold harmless ICO Affiliates, its officers, directors, employees, owner(s), and parent company(ies) and assigns from and against all claims, demands, and causes of action of every kind and character without limit arising out of the Your conduct. Your indemnity obligation includes, but is not limited to, any third party claim against ICO Affiliates for liability for payments for, damages caused by, or other liability relating to, You.
10. NO WARRANTY; NO LEADS. ICO Affiliates does not promise, guarantee or warrant Your business success, income, or sales. You understand and acknowledge that ICO Affiliates will not at any time provide sales leads or referrals to You. Additionally, ICO AFFILIATES' WEBSITES AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. ICO AFFILIATES MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY AS TO THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY MATERIAL ON OR ACCESSIBLE THROUGH ANY ICO AFFILIATES WEBSITE OR SERVICE. ANY RELIANCE ON OR USE OF SUCH MATERIALS SHALL BE AT YOUR SOLE RISK. ICO AFFILIATES MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY (A) THAT ANY ICO AFFILIATES WEBSITE OR SERVICE WILL BE AVAILABLE ON A TIMELY BASIS, OR THAT ACCESS TO ANY ICO AFFILIATES WEBSITE OR SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR-FREE OR SECURE; (B) THAT DEFECTS OR ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED; OR (C) THAT ANY ICO AFFILIATES’ WEBSITE OR THE SERVERS OR NETWORKS THROUGH WHICH ANY ICO AFFILIATES' WEBSITE IS MADE AVAILABLE ARE SECURE OR FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
11. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. YOU AGREE THAT IN NO EVENT SHALL ICO AFFILIATES' LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY CLAIM OF ANY KIND OR DESCRIPTION EXCEED THE AMOUNT OF THREE (3) TIMES THE COMMISSIONS AND BONUS PAYMENTS PAID TO YOU FOR THE MONTH PRECEDING THE DATE IN WHICH THE FACTS GIVING RISE TO A CLAIM AGAINST ICO AFFILIATES OCCURRED. YOU WAIVE ANY RIGHT TO SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND OR DESCRIPTION.
12. FORCE MAJEURE. ICO Affiliates will not be responsible to You for any delay, damage, or failure caused by or occasioned by a Force Majeure Event. As used in this Agreement, “Force Majeure Event” shall mean: any act of God, act of nature or the elements, terrorism, insurrection, revolution or civil strife, piracy, civil war or hostile action, labor strikes, acts of public enemies, federal or state laws, rules and regulations of any governmental authorities having jurisdiction over the premises, inability to procure material, equipment, or necessary labor in the open market, acute and unusual labor, material, or equipment shortages, or any other causes beyond the control of ICO Affiliates. Delays due to any of the above causes shall not be deemed to be a breach of or failure to perform under this Agreement. ICO Affiliates shall not be required against its will to adjust any labor or other similar dispute except in accordance with applicable law.
13. ASSIGNMENT. ICO Affiliates may assign its rights under this Agreement at any time, without notice to You. Your rights arising under this Agreement cannot be assigned by without ICO Affiliates’ or its assigns express written consent.
14. ARBITRATION, GOVERNING LAW, AND ATTORNEYS’ FEES.
A. ARBITRATION. Any claim or grievance of any kind, nature or description that You have against ICO Affiliates including, but not limited to, economic losses, personal injury, or property damage, shall be resolved exclusively in binding arbitration in Port Vila, Vanuatu. You agree not to file suit against ICO Affiliates or any of its affiliates, subsidiaries, officers, directors, employees, successors, or assigns. The arbitration will take place before a neutral arbitrator (hereafter, “Arbitrator”) agreed upon by You and ICO Affiliates. In the event that You and ICO Affiliates are unable to reach agreement on an Arbitrator, You and ICO Affiliates will each select an arbitrator, and the two of them will select the Arbitrator, who must be a resident of Port Vila, Vanuatu. The arbitrators selected by You and ICO Affiliates will have no further involvement in the arbitration. The Arbitrator will determine the rules governing arbitration. The decision of the Arbitrator will be final and binding on You and ICO Affiliates and may be reduced to a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. This agreement to arbitrate survives any termination or expiration of the Agreement.
B. GOVERNING LAW. This Agreement shall be governed, construed, and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Idaho without regard to any choice of law provisions.
C. WAIVER OF CLASS ACTION CLAIMS. You understand and agree that You will not have the right to participate in a representative capacity or as a member of any class of claimants pertaining to any claims that may arise under, or be in any way related to, this Agreement. There is no right or authority for any claim You have against ICO Affiliates to be brought on a class action basis or on any basis involving claims brought in a purported representative capacity on behalf of the general public, or on behalf of other persons or entities similarly situated. Claims brought against ICO Affiliates may not be joined or consolidated with claims brought by anyone else.
D. LIMITATIONS PERIOD. Any claim brought in arbitration must be brought within the time period set forth in any statute of limitations that, but for this agreement to arbitrate, would apply to the claims asserted in any arbitration proceeding.
E. INJUNCTIVE RELIEF. Nothing in this Agreement prevents ICO Affiliates from applying to and obtaining from any court having jurisdiction a temporary injunction, preliminary injunction, permanent injunction, or other relief available to protect ICO Affiliates’ rights prior to, during, or following any arbitration proceeding.
F. ATTORNEYS’ FEES. You agree that in the event of any arbitration or litigation, each Party will each bear its own costs and attorneys’ fees, regardless of who is deemed the prevailing party. The foregoing notwithstanding, if either Your or ICO Affiliates commences an action in a court of law or equity and the responding Party successfully moves such court to compel arbitration, the Party who moved for the order compelling arbitration shall be entitled to recover its reasonable costs and attorneys’ fees incurred on the motion to compel from the other Party.
15. ENTIRE AGREEMENT. This Agreement, along with ICO Affiliates’ standard Terms and Conditions represents the entire agreement between the Parties and supersede any other written or oral agreement between the Parties as pertaining to Your rights and responsibilities as a ICO Affiliates, Affiliate.
16. MODIFICATION/AMENDMENTS. This Agreement and ICO Affiliates’ standard Terms and Conditions may be modified by ICO Affiliates at any time, with or without prior notice to You. Amendments or Modifications to this Agreement or the Terms and Conditions will be binding on You when they are sent to You via e-mail, or are posted in the affiliate center. No amendment to this Agreement or the Terms and Conditions shall be valid unless authored or signed by ICO Affiliates. Your continued acceptance of Commission or Bonus payments constitutes Your acceptance to any modifications or amendments to this Agreement.
17. NO WAIVER. No waiver by ICO Affiliates of any right reserved or granted to ICO Affiliates under this Agreement shall be effective unless the waiver is in writing and signed by an authorized representative of ICO Affiliates.
18. NOTICE. Any notice required to be given to ICO Affiliates under or related to this Agreement shall be in writing, addressed as follows:
ICO Affiliates will send notices to You at the e-mail address You provided to ICO Affiliates. Any notices shall be deemed delivered to You when sent by ICO Affiliates. You are solely responsible for addressing any technical failures related to Your e-mail address or server, and for reading any e-mail sent to You.
19. SEVERANCE. In the event any provision of this Agreement is inconsistent with or contrary to any applicable law, rule, or regulation, the provision shall be deemed to be modified to the extent required to comply with the law, rule, or regulation, and this Agreement and the Terms and Conditions, as so modified, shall continue in full force and effect.