Affiliate Terms and Conditions
Thank you for considering the Vital Scoop Affiliate programs. Our affiliates 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 of you. We have written the following affiliate agreement with you in mind, as well as to protect our company’s good name. Please read thoroughly. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We believe in straight-forward honest communication. For the fastest response please consider emailing us at Affiliates@Vitalscoop.com.
This document describes the terms and conditions for participation in the Vital Scoop affiliate program. In this document, the term “Partner” refers to you. In this document, “Vital Scoop” refers to Vital Scoop, a product of Open Circles, Inc., a California Corporation, with whom you are entering this agreement. By applying to the Vital Scoop Affiliate Program you are confirming that you have read the agreement and agree to the terms and conditions.
There are two different types of affiliate programs with Vital Scoop: A Practitioner and Ambassador Program.
Approval or Rejection of the Application
We reserve the right to approve or reject ANY Affiliate Program Application in our sole and absolute discretion.
For a sale, to generate a commission to a Partner, their customer must complete the order form and remit full payment for the product. Commissions will only be paid on sales that are made when the customer clicks through qualified, correctly structured affiliate links. Properly coded links are the sole responsibility of the Partner. Commissions can be viewed on the affiliate dashboard.
Commissions will be created into your account 21 days after your customer / client makes a completed purchase.
If the Partner is on a one-time payment option, they will receive a commission for each new signup.
Commissions for both affiliate programs are 15% of the total customer product purchase minus shipping and taxes.
If the Partner is on a recurring payment schedule, they will continue to accumulate commissions for each paid transaction by the customer for as long as the customer remains a paying customer.
A Partner can request a payment when their balance reaches a minimum balance of $100 USD. Payments can be requested every 30 days. Payments begin once you’ve earned $100 or more in affiliate income. Until your affiliate account reaches or crosses the $100 threshold, your commissions will not be realized or paid. Payments are made at the end of the month. Payment processing can take up to 5 days from the request date. Payments will generally be paid out via PayPal (Checks, credit cards and cash payments are not available). You may be required to have a PayPal account to receive payment. Vital Scoop Ambassador customer referral links last 90 days (90 day cookies). Vital Scoop Practitioner client links have no expiration at this time.
In the event a customer requests a refund for a transaction for which the Partner has earned commissions, any commissions earned on the refund amount will be deducted from the Partner’s commission balance.
Usage and Obligations
Partners are permitted to use the Vital Scoop brand and marketing resources available in the Partner section of the Vital Scoop account. Logos and other assets cannot be modified. The Partner does not gain any trademark, copyright or any other rights to these materials.
The Partner will never imply that they are acting on behalf of Vital Scoop. The Partner will never bid for advertisements that compete with Vital Scoop.
The Partner will never represent themselves, Vital Scoop or their relationship with Vital Scoop in a false or misleading way.
The Partner will not engage in the distribution of an unsolicited bulk email (spam) mentioning or referencing Vital Scoop.
Either party has the right to terminate the agreement immediately without prior notice. If the Partner terminates the agreement, no further commissions from Vital Scoop will be paid for any future customer transactions.
If Vital Scoop chooses to terminate the agreement, any balance greater than $25 USD will be paid to the Partner within 40 days of termination. Balances that are smaller than $25 will be forfeited.
If the Partner is on a recurring program, Vital Scoop will not be obligated for any future payments after termination.
*Your affiliate application and status in the Program may be suspended or terminated for any of the following reasons:
- Inappropriate advertisements (false claims, misleading hyperlinks, etc.).
- Spamming (mass email, mass newsgroup posting, etc.).
- Advertising on sites containing or promoting illegal activities, discrimination, hate.
- Failure to disclose the affiliate relationship for any promotion that qualifies as an endorsement under existing Federal Trade Commission guidelines and regulations, or any applicable state laws.
- Violation of intellectual property rights. Vital Scoop reserves the right to require license agreements from those who employ trademarks of Vital Scoop in order to protect our intellectual property rights.
- Offering rebates, coupons, or other form of promised kick-backs from your affiliate commission as an incentive.
- Self referrals, fraudulent transactions, suspected Partner fraud.
This list is non exhaustive of unacceptable behaviors or actions that are simply, illegal, unethical, or distasteful and grounds for termination.
This Agreement shall be governed, construed, and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without regard to its conflict of laws rules.
All claims and disputes arising under or relating to this agreement are to be settled by binding arbitration in the State of California. An award of arbitration may be confirmed in a court of competent jurisdiction.
We may modify any of the terms and conditions within this agreement at any time and at our sole discretion. These modifications may include, but not limited to changes in the scope of available commissions, commission schedules, payment procedures and affiliate program rules.
Partner shall indemnify and hold harmless Vital Scoop and its affiliate and subsidiary companies, officers, directors, employees, licensees, successors and assigns, including those licensed or authorized by Vital Scoop to transmit and distribute materials, from any and all liabilities, damages, fines, judgements, claims, costs, losses, and expenses (including reasonable legal fees and costs) arising out of or related to any and all claims sustained in connection with this agreement due to the negligence, misrepresentation, failure to disclose, or intentional misconduct of the Partner.
Electronic Signatures Effective
This agreement is an electronic contract that sets out the legally binding terms of your participation in the Vital Scoop affiliate program. You indicate your acceptance of this agreement and all of the terms and conditions contained or referenced in this agreement by completing the Vital Scoop application process. This action creates an electronic signature that has the same legal force and effect as a handwritten signature.