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Affiliate Agreement

Last updated: March 30, 2019

This agreement is designed with you in mind, as well as to protect TagsForHope and our customers.️

If you have any questions, please ask us by visiting our contact page. We can't wait to have you on board!

The important stuff

By accepting these terms and conditions you agree that this is a legal agreement between you and TagsForHope Inc. ("TagsForHope", "we", "our"). By registering and being approved as an affiliate in our affiliate program you agree that your commissions are subject to approval before they are accepted and subsequently paid. By submitting the online application, and by referring visitors, 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.

The affiliate relationship does not represent a professional or formal agreement, and as an affiliate you are not an employee of TagsForHope Inc. You agree that this is not a legally binding relationship and as a result may not take legal action against TagsForHope Inc. These affiliate terms and conditions are subject to change without notice.

Affiliate Registration

To register as an affiliate you must be a customer of TagsForHope and have purchased and received any of our products.

We review and moderate all affiliate registrations, and we appreciate your accurate and honest information. Please note that it might take our team a couple of days to review your application. We appreciate your patience!

If you’re approved to our affiliate program, congratulations! You’ll be given a unique referral ID that you can use to promote TagsForHope via referral links. You will have full access to your personalized affiliate area where you can check your visits and referral statics, set up referral campaigns, obtain our official creatives to promote your campaigns and much more!

Commissions and payouts

You’ll earn a 20% commission when a customer purchases a product on our site using your referral link.

We pay out affiliate commissions in USD via PayPal in the first week of every month. The minimum payout balance is $50.00, There’s no maximum payout balance.

You will be eligible to earn higher commission rates the more you earn/or the more successful referrals you generate.

Please note that we do not allow referrals to be generated on your own purchases.

Here is a summary of our program:

  • To register as an affiliate you must be our customer and have purchased from us before

  • You’ll receive 20% commission for every new sale you refer

  • You will be eligible to earn higher commission rates the more you successful you are

  • Minimum payout balance of $50.00, and no maximum payout (we pay in USD)

  • Commissions will be paid within the first week of each month

  • Referrals are paid out via PayPal

  • Referrals cannot be generated on your own purchases (this includes using a different email address)

Referral cookie lifetime

When a potential customer clicks on your referral link, a cookie is stored in their browser to track your referral. The cookie is then stored for a generous 30 days to give your referred customers time to decide if they wish to purchase a product from TagsForHope, or ask us any pre-sale questions they may have.

A referral won’t be awarded if:

  1. The customer uses a different browser to purchase than the one they originally used to visit our site (because the cookie does not exist in that browser)

  2. The customer purchases after 30 days (because the cookie will expire).

Direct Link Tracking

TagsForHope's Affiliates Program offers a unique feature where you can skip the referral link (e.g. ?ref=123 or /ref/123) when you link to our site from your https:// website. You can submit a direct link to your own website in the Settings tab of your Affiliate Area. We’ll review your direct link submission, and if approved you’ll no longer need to use a referral link when linking to www.tagsforhope.com directly from your site!

Note: Direct Link Tracking is only available if your site has an SSL certificate, and therefore the https:// protocol.

Please also note that we will only approve websites that are 100% owned by you.

Refunded purchases

Referrals older than 30 days and have not been refunded will be included with each commission payout (if the commission balance totals $50.00 or over). If a purchase is refunded, a commission won’t be paid out for that referral.

We reserve the right to reject affiliate commissions for any reason. Commission rejections may occur for the following reasons:

  1. The sale that the referral was based on was refunded.

  2. The method by which the referral was generated was in violation of our promotional policies (see below) or violated the spirit of the Affiliate Agreement.

Affiliate news and updates

By becoming an affiliate you agree to receive occasional emails from TagsForHope. These emails will be sent to affiliates only, on an ad-hoc basis, and may include important information regarding the TagsForHope affiliate program. These emails will also provide you with relevant news and updates to help you effectively promote TagsForHope. As an affiliate you may receive embargoed or time-sensitive information in these emails (this information may only be promoted after an embargo is lifted). We will never spam you - we promise.

Affiliate application rejection

We reserve the right to reject affiliate applications for any reason. We also reserve the right to choose whether we provide an explanation or reasoning for affiliate application rejection. Below are just a few reasons why an application may be rejected (this is not an exhaustive list):

  • Affiliate applications for websites that sell, advertise or engage in pornography, phishing scams, spamming, illegal business practices, or that include any material infringing on National or International Copyright will be rejected.

  • Affiliate applications for websites that we do not believe are aligned with our industry or business may be rejected.

  • If you apply to become an affiliate and you have not purchased a TagsForHope product, your application may be rejected.

  • If you apply to become an affiliate and the product you ordered was yet delivered, your application may be rejected.

  • Affiliate applicants with websites that re-sell any of our products will be rejected.

  • Websites considered inappropriate by TagsForHope will be rejected.

Questions regarding your application

When you apply to become an affiliate we may email you at the email address you have supplied with some questions regarding your application. This may be because:

  • We didn’t understand something in your application, or,

  • We’d like to learn a bit more about how you will promote TagsForHope and need a little more detail.

If we reach out to you and we haven’t heard back within 7 days, your application may be rejected. If your initial application is rejected, you are welcome to reapply to become an affiliate and provide us with more detail for reconsideration.

Dormant affiliate accounts

We encourage all of our affiliates to actively promote TagsForHope to keep earning referrals. If we can help you come up with ideas on how to promote TagsForHope, please let us know – we will be delighted to help you! An affiliate account is considered dormant if no visits have been generated after a 6-month period. A dormant affiliate account will be temporarily deactivated if no visits have been generated after 6 months.

TagsForHope Affiliate Program Policies

Allowed promotional methods

How you promote TagsForHope is reflected in the commission you earn! We encourage the use of promotional methods that add value to TagsForHope and bring us legitimate, loyal customers and supporters. We love it when our team of affiliates blog about affiliate marketing and mention TagsForHope.

Here are a few examples of awesome promotional methods to earn more commission:

  • Tell clients, customers or friends about TagsForHope, and give them your affiliate referral link

  • Write a review or a blog post about pet products or TagsForHope and link to our site with your referral link

  • Reach out to a broad audience with your social network accounts. Tweet about us on Twitter with your affiliate referral link, post about us on Facebook with your affiliate link, or communicate to your Linkedin followers about affiliate marketing with your affiliate link. Spam-free promotion is a great way to get more referrals!

  • Provide value to others by answering related questions on other sites with helpful responses, and using your referral link in your replies.

  • Create YouTube videos where you talk about our products

Prohibited promotional methods

We are 100% dedicated to our mission and stand behind our products, and therefore we are very careful with how we are promoted, so we want affiliates who 100% believe in what we are doing. The prohibited promotional methods listed below aren’t meant to scare you off – they’re here to protect you, and us, and our customers from any unethical or fraudulent activity, which is something we take extremely seriously. We know you’ll understand. But here they are in writing just in case you’re not totally sure what is and what isn’t allowed.

TagsForHope may not be promoted on coupon sites

Customers who are searching for a coupon are already in the market for TagsForHope, so this method adds no value to TagsForHope.

Paid advertising using your affiliate link is prohibited

Buying ads through services like Google AdWords, social ads, or retargeting ads and using our brand keywords and your affiliate link will result in affiliate account deactivation.

Any type of spam is prohibited

Links, ads, emails, comments… any type of spam. Please respect the posting rules of any 3rd-party websites you use to promote TagsForHope. P.S. This is not an exhaustive list of spam methods; if we decide that your activity is spam, it’s spam.

Any illegal activity or activity deemed offensive by us is prohibited

This may result in referrals being rejected and/or your affiliate account being deactivated. See above for allowed promotional methods.

Please don’t pretend to be professionally associated with TagsForHope

Affiliates aren’t employees of TagsForHope Inc. and have no employee rights.

Pretending to actually be TagsForHope is prohibited

Cloning our site, copying our site, using our copyrighted site assets, and pretending that a site created by you is an official TagsForHope site is unethical and prohibited (this includes using services that automatically clone websites, or place them into iframes).

Again, false promotion to customers that you are endorsed or operated by TagsForHope is prohibited (and super uncool).

If you’re unsure or concerned that some activity you’re about to proceed with may be considered prohibited, please ask us! We will be more than happy to talk to you about it.

Consequences of prohibited promotional methods

If your promotional methods step outside of these terms, your referrals may be rejected and we may disable your affiliate account. We reserve the right to do this and may or may not notify you in the instance that this occurs. Please use allowed promotional methods, and help us achieve our mission.

Inappropriate websites

The following types of sites are not permitted to become an affiliate: adult sites, sites that display adult material or banners, sites that promote violence, hatred or bigotry, sites that promote or engage in illegal activity, including (but not limited to), hacking, cracking, nulled, and warez sites. Affiliate applications for inappropriate websites will be rejected, and we reserve the right to choose whether or not to provide a rejection reason.

Thanks for taking the time to read through our Affiliate agreement and for agreeing to the terms. We can’t wait to have you on board!