SFW Affiliate Program Terms of Service
By signing up to be an Affiliate in the SFW Affiliate Program (“Program”) you are agreeing to be bound by the following terms and conditions (“Terms of Service”).
Shine From Within reserves the right to update and change the Terms of Service from time to time without notice. Any new features that augment or enhance the current Program, including the release of new tools and resources, shall be subject to the Terms of Service. Continued use of the Program after any such changes shall constitute your consent to such changes.
Violation of any of the terms below will result in the termination of your Account and the forfeiture of any outstanding affiliate commission payments earned during the violation. You agree to use the Affiliate Program at your own risk.
- You must be 18 years or older to be part of this Program.
- You must be a human. Accounts registered by “bots” or other automated methods are not permitted.
- You must provide your legal full name, a valid email address, and any other information requested in order to complete the signup process.
- You are responsible for maintaining the security of your account and password. Shine From Within cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage from your failure to comply with this security obligation.
- You are responsible for all Content posted and activity that occurs under your account.
- One person or legal entity may not maintain more than one account.
- You may not use the Affiliate Program for any illegal or unauthorized purpose. You must not, in the use of the Service, violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright laws).
Links/graphics on your site, in your emails, or other communications
Once you have signed up for the Affiliate Program, you will be assigned a unique Affiliate Code. You are permitted to place links, banners, or other graphics we provide with your Affiliate Code on your site, in your emails, or in other communications. We will provide you with guidelines, link styles, and graphical artwork to use in linking to Shine From Within but you are welcome to share this in the best way you see fit with your own personal stories of working with us, your own images and anything else that you feel will support you.
To permit accurate tracking, reporting, and referral fee accrual, we will provide you with special link formats to be used in all links between your site and the SFW Youth Mentor Training/ Online Academy. You must ensure that each of the links between your site and the SFW Youth Mentor Training/ Online Academy properly utilises such special link formats. Links to the SFW Youth Mentor Training/Online Academy placed on your site pursuant to this Agreement and which properly utilise such special link formats are referred to as “Special Links.” You will earn referral fees only with respect to sales on a SFW Youth Mentor Training/Online Academy product occurring directly through Special Links; we will not be liable to you with respect to any failure by you or someone you refer to use Special Links including to the extent that such failure may result in any reduction of amounts that would otherwise be paid to you pursuant to this Agreement.
Affiliate links should point to the page of the product being promoted.
Referral fees/commissions and payment
For a sale to be eligible to earn a referral fee, the customer must click-through a Special Link from your site, email, or other communications to SFW websites. If they place an order within 180 days after they have clicked through one of your links to an opt-in or any of our websites, your commission will still be tracked and processed. It is your responsibility to ensure people use your link correctly. No commissions will be paid on referrals that are not tracked correctly.
This referral system is set to a ‘last referrer’ basis, which means the most recent affiliate link used will be attributed the commission. Asking your community to clear their cache can ensure a sale isn’t accidentally attributed to another person.
Shine From Within reserve the right to disqualify commissions earned through fraudulent, illegal, or overly aggressive, questionable sales or marketing methods.
Payments are made only after Shine From Within has been paid in full and once the refund period (30 days) has passed. So if someone selects a 16 week payment plan, you will not be paid your commission until AFTER this time has passed.
Current affiliate fees are as follows:
For the Youth Mentor Training, our current commission is 20% of the total payment made (not including GST on Australian sales), which is approximately AUD$400 (depending on whether they get the upfront early bird price of $1799 or if they have an extended payment plan which amounts to about $2200).
For the Online Academy classes, our current commission is 17% of the ticket sale, which at AUD$2.90 per ticket at the standard price of $17. You can earn a commission on any class, not just the ones that you facilitate. Remember that completely separate to this affiliate program facilitators get 41% of every ticket sale for their class in addition to this as covered in the Facilitators Agreement. This has nothing to do with whether you’re an affiliate or not.
Shine From Within reserves the right to change the affiliate commission fees without notice, though we will endeavour to always keep communication channels open.
Identifying yourself as a SFW Affiliate and how you advertise
You may not issue any press release to media about the Shine From Within Youth Mentor Training/ Online Academy but you are welcome to share the program on social media, emails, personal communication or on your own website or blog. You are welcome to promote posts or advertise through these means as well, provided you do not target specifically to the Shine From Within audience (for example through targeted audiences in a Facebook advertising campaign). We ask that you please identify yourself as an affiliate in any promotions that you share and recommend that you use your personal connection to the program to share your experiences in a positive way. For example, if you’re a guest teacher, please share that. If you’re a past student, please share your personal review and experiences.
For the Youth Mentor Training, payments are made only after Shine From Within has been paid in full and once the refund period (30 days) has passed. So if someone selects a 16-week payment plan, you will not be paid your commission until AFTER this time has passed. For the Online Academy classes, affiliate commissions will be paid out at the end of each month. All payments will be made via PayPal.
You will be solely responsible for the development, operation, and maintenance of your site and for all materials that appear on your site. For example, you will be solely responsible for:
– The technical operation of your site and all related equipment
– Ensuring the display of Special Links on your site does not violate any agreement between you and any third party (including without limitation any restrictions or requirements placed on you by a third party that hosts your site)
– The accuracy, truth, and appropriateness of materials posted on your site (including, among other things, all Product-related materials and any information you include within or associate with Special Links)
– Ensuring that materials posted on your site do not violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party (including, for example, copyrights, trademarks, privacy, or other personal or proprietary rights)
– Ensuring that materials posted on your site are not libelous or otherwise illegal
Compliance with Laws
As a condition to your participation in the Program, you agree that while you are a Program participant you will comply with all laws, ordinances, rules, regulations, orders, licenses, permits, judgments, decisions or other requirements of any governmental authority that has jurisdiction over you, whether those laws, etc. are now in effect or later come into effect during the time you are a Program participant. Without limiting the foregoing obligation, you agree that as a condition of your participation in the Program you will comply with all applicable laws (federal, state or otherwise) that govern marketing email, including without limitation, the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 and all other anti-spam laws.
Term of the Agreement and Program
The term of this Agreement will begin upon our acceptance of your Program application and will end when terminated by either party. Either you or we may terminate this Agreement at any time, with or without cause, by giving the other party written notice of termination. Upon the termination of this Agreement for any reason, you will immediately cease use of, and remove from your site, all links to SFW websites and all of our trademarks, trade dress, and logos, and all other materials provided by or on behalf of us to you pursuant hereto or in connection with the Program. Shine From Within reserves the right to end the Program at any time. Upon program termination, Shine From Within will pay any outstanding earnings accrued.
Shine From Within, in its sole discretion, has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Program, or any other Shine From Within service, for any reason at any time. Such termination of the Service will result in the deactivation or deletion of your Account or your access to your Account, and the forfeiture and relinquishment of all potential or to-be-paid commissions in your Account if they were earned through fraudulent, illegal, or overly aggressive, questionable sales or marketing methods. Shine From Within reserves the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time.
Relationship of Parties
Shine From Within and 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 will have no authority to make or accept any offers or representations on our behalf. You will not make any statement, whether on your site or otherwise, that reasonably would contradict anything in this Section.
Limitations of Liability
We will not be liable for indirect, special, or consequential damages (or any loss of revenue, profits, or data) arising in connection with this Agreement or the Program, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages. Further, our aggregate liability arising with respect to this Agreement and the Program will not exceed the total referral fees paid or payable to you under this Agreement.
We make no express or implied warranties or representations with respect to the Program or any products sold through the Program (including, without limitation, warranties of fitness, merchantability, noninfringement, or any implied warranties arising out of a course of performance, dealing, or trade usage). In addition, we make no representation that the operation of the Shine From Within Programs will be uninterrupted or error-free, and we will not be liable for the consequences of any interruptions or errors.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ THIS AGREEMENT AND AGREE TO ALL ITS TERMS AND CONDITIONS. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT WE MAY AT ANY TIME (DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY) SOLICIT CUSTOMER REFERRALS ON TERMS THAT MAY DIFFER FROM THOSE CONTAINED IN THIS AGREEMENT OR OPERATE WEB SITES THAT ARE SIMILAR TO OR COMPETE WITH YOUR WEB SITE. YOU HAVE INDEPENDENTLY EVALUATED THE DESIRABILITY OF PARTICIPATING IN THE PROGRAM AND ARE NOT RELYING ON ANY REPRESENTATION, GUARANTEE, OR STATEMENT OTHER THAN AS SET FORTH IN THIS AGREEMENT.
Arbitration and Mediation
1. Mediation (a) The parties shall endeavour to settle any dispute arising out of or relating to this agreement, including with regard to its existence, validity or termination, by mediation administered by the Australian Disputes Centre (ADC) before having recourse to arbitration or litigation. (b) The mediation shall be conducted in accordance with the ADC Guidelines for Commercial Mediation operating at the time the matter is referred to ADC (the Guidelines). (c) The terms of the Guidelines are hereby deemed incorporated into this agreement. (d) This clause shall survive termination of this agreement.
The failure of Shine From Within to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. The Terms of Service constitutes the entire agreement between you and Shine From Within and govern your use of the Service, superceding any prior agreements between you and Shine From Within (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of the Terms of Service).