This Affiliate Services Agreement (“Agreement”) is entered into between:
- Our lead generation network called Webonet on behalf of Webosaurus Limited, a company registered in England and Wales with company number 09516516 with registered office at The Broadgate Tower, 20 Primrose Street, London, EC2A 2EW (“Company”);and
- You Publisher or a Partner (‘Affiliate’). Affiliate herein does not mean a subsidiary or group company of Webosaurus Limited but an association between the Parties for business relationship under the provisions of this Agreement as independent legal entities.
The Company and Affiliate shall together be referred to as the ‘Parties’.
- The Company is an internet marketing company that specialises in online lead generation and customer acquisition connecting Affiliates and advertisers (‘Advertisers’) for the online publication of advertising campaigns via a proprietary technology platform.
- You, as the Affiliate or your sub-affiliates operate a business website whereby you offer Web and Email based promotional methods to generate leads (‘Leads’) for Advertisers by driving user traffic to that Advertiser’s website or Company’s operated landing page, microsite or website (‘Services’) in relation to an Advertiser’s marketing campaign(‘Campaign’).
- You source Campaigns through the Company and contract with the Company and advertise Campaigns on the terms of this Agreement and any Campaign briefs (‘CB’) provided by the Company (the Company has deemed one necessary)
Clause headings shall not affect the interpretation of this Agreement.
1. Commencement of Campaign Services
- The Affiliate shall apply to the Company and register their interest in being involved in an Advertiser’s Campaign subject to the terms of this Agreement. The Company may also put forward the name of the Affiliate to certain Advertiser’s which the Company believe would be suited to the advertising methods of the Affiliate.
- The Affiliate shall be responsible for their account with the Company and protecting their password. The Affiliate shall not share their account with any third Party. Breach of this obligation shall be treated as material breach of this Agreement. The Affiliate shall ensure that there are proper encryption and security measures at its end to prevent any hacking into the Company’s website system. The Affiliate shall be solely responsible for any misuse of Company’s website content at its end including but not limited to any hacking into its systems or breach of security measures to protect the Company’s system/website content from unauthorized use and unauthorized access detrimental to the interest of the Company. The Affiliate shall not do anything which may adversely affect the reputation, name and goodwill of the Company. The Company shall not have any responsibility for any loss suffered by the Affiliate because of the theft or unlawful use of their password. In the event that the Affiliate’s account is breached they shall immediately inform the Company.
- The Company will share the Campaign Brief (CB) with the Affiliate manually or via the Webolytics platform. The campaign brief will be a comprehensive document which will define the campaign goals and objectives (Definition of lead | Permissible channels | Payout | Budget Allocation | Payment Terms | Lead Disposition Map | Scrub Criteria’s | Lead Mapping | Conversion Benchmarks | Special Instructions). The Affiliates will be able to have access and view of the respective campaign results thereof in the platform and any capping / limit of specific campaigns in the Webolytics tracking system platform itself as agreed with the Company. The company will also have the functionality in the Webolytics tracking system platform to turn on email notification so that any amendment(s) in the Campaigns can be updated.
- Every month the company will send a new CB for a Campaign that the Affiliate is involved in and in this case the CB and this Agreement shall govern the relationship between the Parties.
- In the event that the Advertiser has requested any specific terms to form a part of this Agreement these will be included in any CB after prior approval/consent from the Company and shall be deemed to form a part of this Agreement.
- Affiliate will only promote Advertiser’s brands or conduct Advertiser related Campaigns in such form or manner as expressly approved by Advertiser. Without prejudice to Advertiser’s rights or remedies under the ASA, the Affiliate will cease advertising or lead generation activity in respect of the Advertiser brand immediately on Advertiser’s request (whether direct or indirect through Webosaurus), where such approval has not been granted or Advertiser deems such activity to be damaging or detrimental to the Advertiser’s business, goodwill or reputation (or may be likely to cause such damage or detriment).
- The Affiliate agrees that the Company and any affiliated businesses may send emails and other communications to the Affiliate. The Affiliate should contact their Company representative if they wish to discuss changing their email preferences.
2. Provision of Campaign Services
- The Affiliate shall provide the Services in accordance with best practice and ethical standards. As such the Affiliate shall not permit the Advertiser’s website to be included in blogs, message boards, unsolicited emails, chat rooms and any type of spam or similar medium that would be considered to be disreputable. In the event that the Affiliate intends to use mediums such as internet relay chat channels or similar, it must first obtain permission from the Company.
- The Affiliate shall use their best endeavours to ensure that all links to the Advertiser’s website are genuine and create legitimate transactions by a user to the Advertiser’s website. The Affiliate must use their best endeavours in accordance with industry standards to ensure that no devices, programs or similar interfere with the generation of genuine Leads. The Affiliate shall not be paid for any Leads which are found to not be genuine. In the event that numerous Leads are generated from the same source then these may, in the sole discretion of the Company, be considered to be non-genuine Leads and as a result the Affiliate shall not be paid for them.
- It is the Affiliate’s responsibility to ensure that any links to the Advertiser’s website are regularly updated and functioning correctly. The Company shall not be responsible, or have any liability to pay the Affiliate for any time when the relevant links were not functioning and as such the Affiliate failed to earn payment for Leads during that time.
- The Parties shall both use their reasonable efforts to ensure the availability of their websites during business hours. The Parties are aware that it is the nature of web based work that there can be occurrences of downtime and to this end neither party shall hold the other party liable for any downtime that occurs, provided that the duration and frequency of downtime is as would be expected in the industry and is not unreasonable.
3. Affiliate’s Duties
- The Affiliate will act with all due care, attention and in accordance with industry standards in the provision of the Services.
- The Affiliate will provide the Services in accordance with the CB, under the terms of this Agreement and in line with any additional instructions received from the Company.
- The Affiliate shall at all times ensure that the Company is provided with up to date and accurate information regarding the Services that the Affiliate shall provide including such detail regarding the Services as the Company may require.
- The Affiliate shall ensure that their account with the Company is up to date and clearly details the marketing services that the Affiliate can provide. The Affiliate is aware that there may be some services that the Affiliate can provide which will require special approval from the Company. Whether such special approval is required will be made clear to the Affiliate. In the event that special approval is required the Affiliate shall not be permitted to use such marketing methods until they have sought and obtained such prior approval from the Company. If the Affiliate is in any doubt as to whether special approval is required they should ask their Company representative for clarifying any doubts if any.
- The Affiliate acknowledges and understands that it must not be involved in or facilitate the involvement of any form of spam or other unsolicited or unethical advertising. The Affiliate warrants that it will not be involved in such matters and that it shall comply with all laws relating to Email and web base marketing and advertising.
- Any reference to pop-ups in this Agreement shall also be deemed to refer to pop-unders. The use of pop-ups must be in accordance with all relevant laws and regulations and must not have the effect of forcing clicks or re-directions over a pay per click listing or directory,. Any pop-ups that the Affiliate utilises (including for the avoidance of doubt any downloadable software that the pop-up requires) must not involve any third party software. All pop-ups must originate from the Affiliate
- The Company operates a tracking platform called “Webolytics” whose access will be provided to the Affiliate. In most cases a real-time dashboard access will be available to the Affiliate and the Affiliate should take whatever steps are necessary to enable the Company to ensure the functionality of that system in line with the provision of the Affiliate’s services.
4. Company’s Duties
- The Company will provide a reasonable level of support to the Affiliate through the Company’s website as the Company in their sole and reasonable discretion deem necessary. The Company may also offer other types of support from time to time for which an agreed fee will be payable should the Affiliate wish to utilise such additional support facilities.
- The Company shall provide a conversion tracking platform – “Webolytics” access to the Affiliate. The platform shall determine the number of leads or sales that the Affiliate has generated from the provision of the Services. There may be occasions when the Company is required to await for the final billable stats based on the lead qualification feedback from the “Advertiser”. The company operates commercials on two basis:
Platform Validated Leads – Where all leads are verified by the platform based on IP verification, Email Verification, Phone Verification and Deduplication. Final billable numbers are based on platform stats.
Platform Validated + Advertiser Qualified Leads – Where the leads are first verified by the platform based on IP verification, Email Verification, Phone Verification and Deduplication. Then the leads are qualified by Advertiser’s sales team for intent and only genuine leads are treated as final billable numbers are based on platform stats. All qualifications are based on the stringent pre-agreed lead disposition status map which is shared with the campaign brief to the Affiliate for complete transparency.
- The Company shall give the Affiliate such access to the tracking platform as is reasonably required by the Affiliate. On some occasions the Company may not be able to provide tracking data on a real time basis and the Affiliate should expect a level of delay in receiving data. The Company may from time to time seek to offer enhanced tracking platform access, but shall not be obliged to do so.
- In the event of transactions that are not genuine, returns, repeat or error entries, Leads or sales where the user does not make payment or is given a refund (where such is applicable to the Campaign) or the Affiliate otherwise fails to comply with the terms of this Agreement the Company may (and at the request of the Advertiser may) place a form of debit of Leads or sale actions on the Affiliate’s account.
5. Invoicing and Payment
- Invoicing: The Company operates an e-billing invoicing process through its Webolytics tracking System. The company will reconcile the invoice by 15th of the new month giving them first two weeks of the month to reconcile leads with the Advertiser. The Company will aim to get all invoices live by the 15th of the new month. On some occasions due to delay in the lead feedback there might be a short delay of few days for the invoices to become visible. In most cases Webolytics platform will generate a new invoice on 15th of the new month, and the company will aim to pay the affiliates within 45 days of this e-invoice provided the Company has Affiliates complete bank and business details and subject to the condition that the relevant advertiser have paid company the payment for the respective campaign invoices.
- The Company operates on the following billing types depending on the Campaign that the Affiliate is working on; Cost per Lead (CPL), or Cost per Acquisition (CPA) as follows:
- In a CPL Campaign the Affiliate will be paid for each Lead that they generate for the Advertiser and as recorded as genuine Leads by Webolytics and qualified by the Advertiser. The Affiliate shall not be paid for any Leads which the Company and/or the Advertiser does not in their reasonable opinion believe to be genuine. Note: CPL Advertisements are advertisements containing a link to a form (the ‘lead form’) which may be completed by users of a Site confirming their explicit interest in the Advertiser’s services and/or products and agreeing to be contacted by the Advertiser (each a ‘User Lead’) for the limited purpose. Consent stamp will also be recorded for audit purposes.
- In a CPA campaign the Affiliate is only paid when a user has placed an order with the Advertiser and such order has been completed by the Advertiser, paid for and can no longer be refunded or revoked. Note: Cost Per Acquisition, or “CPA”, advertisements measures the aggregate cost to acquire one paying customer on a campaign.
- The Company cannot guarantee any level of payment to the Affiliate that any Campaign may generate. Any amount of payment suggested in the CB is to be taken as an indication only and the Affiliate is aware that the Campaign may not generate that figure and that the figures are not guaranteed.
- The Company will report to the Affiliate the number of Leads or sales that have been generated in the previous month (as applicable) or in relation to the number of orders that have been secured (as applicable) latest by 15th working day of the new month. On the basis of this report (and taking into consideration any invalid Leads that should be deducted from the genuine Leads) the Company shall within 45 days of issuing of the report in form of a valid e-invoice pay the Publisher such sums as are due for the provision for the Services as detailed in the report in accordance with the terms of this agreement as long as the Company has received full banking and business details of the Affiliate.
- Payment Cycle
- All commissions that have been generated between the first and last day of each month are subject to a validation period where by both the Company, and the Advertiser will scrutinize and reconcile each transaction for fraud or duplicate orders. This will be known as the correction period and will occur between the 1st and the 15th of each month and will apply to all transaction generated in the immediately preceding month
- In the event that any report/invoice rendered by the Company under clause 5.c is disputed:
- The Affiliate must raise such dispute within 15 days of the date of the invoice. Should no dispute be raised then the report shall be treated as undisputed and payable.
- Any dispute raised by the Affiliate must be supported with any relevant documentation and a detailed analysis of the dispute.
- The Company’s tracking platform count with advertiser rejections (wherever applicable) shall be final and binding.
- The Company’s official invoice which will be available on the platform for he Affiliate shall be the sole document representing sums payable to the Affiliate. Information or data provided by any representative of the Company shall not form any report or indication of final billing numbers and should not be relied upon. It is responsibility of the Affiliate to view their invoices after 15th of the new month.
- Payment shall only be made to the Affiliate once the Company has received payment from the Advertiser. The Affiliate agrees and understands that the nature of the relationship between the Company and the Advertiser and the Company and the Affiliate is such that the Company cannot be reasonably expected to make payment to the Affiliate until they are in receipt of funds from the Advertiser. In the event that the Advertiser defaults on making payment to the Company such that the Affiliate is not paid on time under this Agreement then the Affiliate shall have a right of action against the Advertiser in relation to non-payment. Any right of action that Affiliate has against the Advertiser for non-payment under clause 5g of the Affiliate Services Agreement does not apply to the extent that a payment has been withheld or delayed because of a genuine query or dispute raised by Advertiser that remains outstanding regarding Leads generated, amounts due, Advertiser’s performance or any issue arising under the ASA.
- The Company shall have no liability whatsoever in relation to any non-payment which is a result of the Advertiser failing to put the Company in funds to enable it to make payment to the Affiliate.
- In the event that the Company overpays the Affiliate, the Affiliate shall immediately re-pay the overcharged amount to the Company or shall be adjusted in future bills payments or shall be adjusted in future bills payments payable by the Company to the Affiliate.
- The Affiliate has carefully reviewed the terms of this clause 5 and agrees that they are reasonable terms to be included in this Agreement.
6. Intellectual Property
- To enable the Affiliate to market the Campaign, the Advertiser grants the Affiliate a nonexclusive, royalty free irrevocable license to use the creative and Campaign materials in such manner as is necessary to carry out the Advertisers Campaign (in accordance with the terms of this Agreement) provided that the Affiliate does not alter any of the creative or Campaign materials in any way. This shall include, but not be limited to marketing, transmitting, distributing, performing and promoting the Campaign in accordance with the terms of this Agreement.
- The Affiliate shall have no ownership rights whatsoever in relation to the information gathered regarding users as a result of the provision of the Services.
- The Affiliate grants the Company the right to use the Affiliate’s name, trademark, Advertiser case studies, logos and any copyright materials to enable the Company to demonstrate the Affiliate’s involvement with the business of the Company as per the Agreement.
- The Company grants the Affiliate with the right to use the Company’s name, trademark and logos and any copyright materials to enable the Affiliate to demonstrate the Company’s involvement with the business of the Affiliate under the Agreement. The Affiliate shall not seek to use or create any trademarks or similar that are the same as, or would be considered similar to those of the Company.
- Each party (including the Advertiser) shall remain the owner of their respective intellectual property rights and of any goodwill generated for that party as a result of that intellectual property right
- The Affiliate acknowledges and agrees that they do not and shall not have any rights over any of the Company’s or Advertiser’s intellectual property and/or trademarks and shall not attempt to assert such a right. In addition the Affiliate acknowledges and is aware that any information generated as a result of the provision of the Services e.g. user information and any reports shall be the property of the Company and the Advertiser. The Company and the Advertiser shall be free to use any data created through the provision of the Services as they think appropriate. The Affiliate shall not assert any rights of ownership over such data/user information including but not limited to copying, selling, disseminating, transferring or otherwise dealing as owner.
7. Confidentiality and non solicitation
- During the terms of this Agreement and for a period of 3 years after termination, a party (‘Receiving Party’) shall keep in strict confidence all technical or commercial know-how, specifications, inventions, processes or initiatives which are of a confidential nature and have been disclosed (whether in writing or orally) to the Receiving Party by the other party (‘Disclosing Party’), its employees, agents or subcontractors, and any other confidential information concerning the Disclosing Party’s business or its products or its services which the Receiving Party may obtain. The Receiving Party shall restrict disclosure of such confidential information to such of its employees, agents or subcontractors as need to know it for the purpose of discharging the Receiving Party’s obligations under this Agreement, and shall ensure that such employees, agents or subcontractors are subject to obligations of confidentiality corresponding to those which bind the Receiving Party.
- Confidential information does not include information which:
- is or becomes generally available to the public (other than as a result of its disclosure by the receiving party or its representatives in breach of this clause); or
- was available to the receiving party on a non-confidential basis before disclosure by the disclosing party; or
- was, is or becomes available to the receiving party on a non-confidential basis from a person who, to the receiving party’s knowledge, is not bound by a confidentiality agreement with the disclosing party or otherwise prohibited from disclosing the information to the receiving party; or
- was known to the receiving party before the information was disclosed to it by the disclosing party; or
- the parties agree in writing is not confidential or may be disclosed.
- Each party may disclose the other party’s confidential information:
- to its employees, officers, representatives or advisers who need to know such information for the purposes of carrying out the party’s obligations under this Agreement. Each party shall ensure that its employees, officers, representatives or advisers to whom it discloses the other party’s confidential information comply with this clause and obtain confirmation of such compliance in writing; and
- as may be required by law, court order or any governmental or regulatory authority
- No party shall use any other party’s confidential information for any purpose other than to perform its obligations under this Agreement and then strictly on an essential basis only.
- Each party shall be responsible for a breach of this clause 7 by any of its representatives
- Each party will inform the other if it becomes aware of a breach of this clause 7 and will work with the other party to secure the return of the information and to prevent any further breaches
- The Company shall be permitted to provide such of the Affiliate’s information to potential Advertisers as is reasonably necessary. In addition the Company shall be permitted to share tracking count system data with the Advertiser and any third party where such dissemination is in the Company’s opinion reasonably necessary.
- During the terms of this Agreement (and any subsequent terms) and for a period of 1 year after termination , the Affiliate shall not:
- solicit or endeavour to entice away from the Company the business or custom of any Advertiser, or any other website or Email provider that the Affiliate become aware of through their dealings under this Agreement, with a view to providing goods or services to that Advertiser in competition with the Company.
- be involved with the provision of goods or services to (or otherwise have any business dealings with) the Advertiser in the course of any business concern which is in competition with the Company.
- Introduce the Advertiser to any third party organisation, or in house provider where it would compete with the business of the Company.
- For the avoidance of doubt, clause 7 h does not prevent the Affiliate from entering into other Affiliate partnerships with other businesses or agreements with other advertisers except as provided herein.
8. Affiliate Warranties and Conditions
- The Affiliate represents and warrants that:
- it has full power and authority to enter into and perform its obligations under this Agreement and that performance under this Agreement will comply with all relevant laws, rules and regulations including but not limited to applicable General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018, other privacy and data protection rules and regulations, as applicable.
- that none of the advertising methods it uses or any aspect of the provision of the Services infringes any third party’s intellectual property rights and that the use in any way of any materials whatsoever used or provided by the Advertiser, or to which users can link or services and/or products are made available:
- will not infringe any third party’s rights including intellectual property rights ;
- is not (and does not encourage) defamatory, libellous, obscene, or otherwise unlawful (the Company shall have sole responsibility for determining whether or not such action has taken place);
- does not violate any applicable law, statute or subordinate legislation including but not limited to applicable Privacy and Data Protection laws; GDPR, Data Protection Act 2018, or any other rules and regulations as applicable;
- does not, to the best of its knowledge and belief, contain any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, or other computer programming routines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept, or expropriate any system, data or personal information;
- does not collect information that could personally identify a user; and
- Complies with the terms of this Agreement and uses ethical business practices in the industry.
- Where an agent signs this Agreement on behalf of the Affiliate that agent has full power and authority to enter into the Agreement on behalf of the Affiliate and bind the Affiliate to the Agreement. The agent shall remain jointly and severally liable for the obligations under this Agreement.
- The Affiliate warrants that it shall inform the Company in accordance with clause 3.d in relation to any special advertising methods which shall be agreed to with the Company prior to initiation of any such campaigns.
- A breach of any of Clauses 8.a.i-iv shall be treated as a material breach of condition and entitle the Company to terminate this Agreement (in their sole discretion) with immediate effect and without any liability in this regard.
- The Affiliate shall not enter into direct negotiations with the Advertiser (and/or their respective affiliates, employees, officers, agents, directors and representatives) with regard to any matter relating to this Agreement.
- For the duration of this Agreement and for 12 months following its termination or expiry the Affiliate (and/or their respective affiliates, employees, officers, agents, directors and representatives) shall not directly or indirectly solicit, canvas, employ, engage or utilise the services of or provide services to the Advertiser (and/or their respective affiliates, employees, officers, agents, directors and representatives).
- The Affiliate shall not enter into any form of negotiations with the Advertiser with the intention of competing with the Company directly or indirectly in relation to matters relating to this Agreement.
- The Company’s reasonable opinion shall be final and binding as to whether any of the matters warranted above have been breached.
9. Company Warranties
- The Company represents and warrants that :
- it has full power and authority to enter into and perform its obligations under this Agreement and that performance under this Agreement will comply with all relevant laws, rules and regulations
- Where an agent signs this Agreement on behalf of the Company that agent has full power and authority to enter into the Agreement on behalf of the Company and bind the Company to the Agreement. The agent shall remain jointly and severally liable for the obligations under this Agreement.
- The Affiliate shall indemnify the Company, Advertiser and list providers and their respective affiliates, employees, officers, agents, directors and representatives against all claims, liabilities, costs and expenses (including reasonable legal fees and management time) arising out of:
- breach of the terms of this Agreement;
- breach of any warranty in this Agreement
- the Affiliate’s failure to comply with all applicable laws and regulations.
- The Company shall promptly notify the Affiliate in writing of any claim or suit relevant to the above indemnity and subject to clause 10.e the Affiliate shall have complete control over any negotiations or litigation and/or the defence or settlement of such suit or claim save that the Affiliate shall not settle any claim without the prior authority and written consent of the Company.
- The Company shall indemnify the Advertiser, and their respective, employees, officers, agents, directors and representatives against all claims, liabilities, costs and expenses (including reasonable legal fees and management time) arising out of:
- material breach of the terms of this Agreement;
- breach of any warranty in this Agreement.
- the Company’s failure to comply with all applicable laws and regulations.
- The Affiliate shall promptly notify the Company in writing of any claim or suit relevant to the above indemnity and subject to clause 10.e the Affiliate shall have complete control over any negotiations or litigation and/or the defence or settlement of such suit or claim save that the Affiliate shall not settle any claim without the prior authority of the Company.
- The Company may elect to be involved or have sole control (at its own expense) in the defence of any claim under this clause 10. Any involvement by the Company shall not be treated as a waiver of the Company’s rights to be indemnified under this clause 10.
11. Limitation of Liability
- The Affiliate understands that the nature of the service provided by the Company is such that the Company requires sufficient protection from potential liability in respect to the provision of online and email advertising. The Company would not be able to offer the agreed rates if these limitations were not in place. As such the Affiliate confirms that it acknowledges and agrees that the terms of this clause 11 are fair and reasonable to be included.
- The Parties agree that the terms of this Agreement fairly reflect the agreement between the parties and that both parties have independently considered the terms herein and associated risks in an informed manner.
- The following provisions set out the entire financial liability of the Company (including any liability for the acts or omissions of its employees, agents and sub-contractors or Advertisers) to the Affiliate (or any third party such as another Affiliate or network service) in respect of:
- any breach of the Agreement;
- any representation, statement or tortious act or omission (including negligence) arising under or in connection with the Agreement.
- any failure by the Company to place a campaign.
- any failure whatsoever by the Advertiser
- All warranties, conditions and other terms implied by statute or common law are, to the fullest extent permitted by law, excluded from the Agreement.
- Nothing in these conditions excludes the liability of the Company:
- for death or personal injury caused by the Company’s negligence; or
- for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.
- Subject to condition 11.e.i and condition 11.e.ii:
- i. the Company shall not be liable, whether in tort (including for negligence or breach of statutory duty), contract, misrepresentation or otherwise for loss of profits; or loss of business; or depletion of goodwill or similar losses; or loss of anticipated savings; or loss of goods; or loss of contract; or loss of use; or loss or corruption of data or information; or any special, indirect, consequential or pure economic loss, costs, damages, charges or expenses.
- ii. the Company’s total liability in contract, tort (including negligence or breach of statutory duty), misrepresentation, restitution or otherwise, arising in connection with the performance or contemplated performance of the Agreement shall be limited to the price paid by the Affiliates in advance for the services to be provided for the remaining unexpired period of the Agreement or by the proportionate price for the balance of the services to be provided under this Agreement.
- For the avoidance of doubt the Company makes no warranty or guarantee as to (and excludes all liability for any loss as a result of) the security of the Company’s website, the absence of bugs, viruses or similar, the accuracy or reliability or otherwise of the Campaign and the materials received from the Advertiser. It shall be the responsibility of the Affiliate to ensure the quality and performance of any materials received from either the Company or the Advertiser.
- Although the Company endeavours to meet agreed delivery dates, the ability of the Company to provide the services contemplated under this Agreement is not always a certainty and as such the Company can only provide the services when they are available, as such the Company shall not be responsible for any delays in the provisions of the services, technical issues affecting the web or Email transmission of the Campaign. The Company’s ability to provide the services under this Agreement relies on the ability to procure necessary online access and the Company shall have no responsibility or liability whatsoever if this is delayed.
- The Advertiser shall have the right to contractually pursue the Affiliate under the terms of this Agreement as if the Advertiser were a party.
12. Duration and Termination
- This Agreement commences once you have indicated your agreement to its terms by clicking the ‘acceptance’ button or signing the insertion order with these terms . Clicking on the acceptance button or e-signing the insertion order will confirm that you have read, understood, accepted and agree to abide by this Agreement.
- Subject to clause 12.c, either party may terminate this Agreement on 24 business hours (business hours meaning 9:30 to 17:30 Monday to Friday, not including bank holidays in England and Wales) notice.
- When working on a Campaign the Affiliate shall be bound by any specific campaign terms that are included in the Campaign brief. These terms may provide for a notice period different to that in clause 12.b. In this event the terms of any notice period stated in the Campaign brief shall take precedence over the notice period at 12.b.
- Without prejudice to any other rights or remedies to which the Company or the Advertiser may be entitled the Company or the Advertiser may terminate and/or suspend this Agreement (and the Affiliate’s ability to be involved in any new campaigns) without liability to the Affiliate if:
- the Affiliate commits a material breach of the Agreement and (if such a breach is remediable) fails to remedy that breach within 30 days of that party being notified in writing of the breach; or
- the Affiliate enters into an event of insolvency.
- the Affiliate ceases, or threatens to cease, to trade; or
- there is a change of control of the Affiliate; or
- any other matter occurs for which the Company feels reasonably justified. The Company shall not be required to give any reason for its decision.
- For the avoidance of doubt the Company may at its sole discretion suspend or deactivate the Affiliate’s account if the Affiliate has not used the account for over a 1 month period, has a negative Leads credit in their account (and the account has remained in negative credit for over a 1 month period), the Affiliate is carrying out any other activity which has or may have a negative effect on the intellectual property rights of the Company or any of the Affiliate’s intellectual property rights which relate to the Services to be provided are being disputed.
- Any payments due to the Affiliate’s under this Agreement may be withheld during any period of suspension under this section 12
- The Advertiser shall have the right under this Agreement to terminate involvement with the Affiliate or any of the Affiliate’s websites, or the Affiliate’s involvement with an aspect of the Campaign on 7 days written notice. The Company shall have no liability whatsoever in the event of such cancellation.
- From the termination of this Agreement, or during any period of suspension, the Affiliate shall not be credited for any Leads generated.
- On termination:
- Any payments due to be made to the Affiliate will be made within 90 days (subject to charge backs).
- In the event the Affiliate has a negative credit balance on termination the Affiliate shall pay the Company for that negative balance within 30 days (subject to applicable charge backs).
- Any rights in relation to using property belonging to the other party (or the Advertiser) shall cease immediately and the Affiliate shall remove any reference to the Company or the Advertiser from their website.
Any notice under this Agreement shall be in writing and shall be delivered by hand or sent by pre-paid first- class post or recorded delivery post to the other party at its registered address or such other address as may have been notified by that party for such purposes, or via Email to an Email address nominated by each party. A notice delivered by hand shall be deemed to have been received when delivered (or if delivery is not during business hours, at 9.00 am on the first business day following delivery). A correctly addressed notice sent by pre-paid first-class post or recorded delivery post shall be deemed to have been received at the time at which it would have been delivered in the normal course of post. A notice by Email will be deemed received at the time it is received provided a delivery report was requested.
14. Relationship Between the Parties
- Parties to this Agreement are independent legal entities
- Nothing in this Agreement is intended to create a Principal Agent, partnership, joint Venture or combined legal relationship of any kind that would impose liability on one party for the act or failure to act of the other party, or to authorise either party to act as agent for the other party. Neither party shall make representations, act in the name of, on behalf of or otherwise bind the other party.
- Each party is to be treated as an independent contractor and separate legal entity
15. Third Party Rights
- The Advertiser shall be permitted to enforce any of the obligations of the Affiliate under this Agreement. Further the Advertiser shall be permitted to take direct action against the Affiliate under the terms of the Agreement for any loss that they suffer as a result of the Affiliate breaching any term of this Agreement.
16. Force Majeure
- Neither party shall have liability to the other under the Agreement, provided it gives the other party reasonably prompt notice given the conditions, if it is prevented from, or delayed in, performing its obligations under the Agreement (save in relation to payment obligations) or from carrying on its business by acts, events, omissions or accidents beyond its reasonable control and efforts, including, without limitation, strikes, lock- outs or other industrial disputes (whether involving the workforce of the Company or any other party), failure of a utility service or transport network, act of God, war, riot, civil commotion, malicious damage, compliance with any law or governmental order, rule, regulation or direction, accident, breakdown of plant or machinery, fire, flood, storm or default of suppliers or sub-contractors (including the failure of the Company’s network resulting in the failure to place a Campaign),
- The Affiliate shall not, without the prior written consent of the Company, assign, transfer, charge, sub- contract or deal in any other manner with all or any of its rights or obligations under the Agreement.
- The Company may at any time assign, transfer, charge, sub-contract or deal in any other manner with all or any of its rights or obligations under the Agreement without stating any reason thereof.
18. Marketing & Communications
- The Affiliate permits the Company to use the Affiliate’s name in any marketing materials or Affiliate lists. Should the Company wish to use the Affiliate’s logo, or the Affiliate’s name for any other purpose then it must first obtain the Affiliate’s approval.
19. Entire Agreement
- This Agreement (and the Campaign brief) constitutes the entire agreement between the parties and supersedes and extinguishes all previous drafts, agreements, arrangements and understandings between them, whether written or oral, relating to its subject matter.
- Each party agrees that it shall have no remedies in respect of any representation or warranty (whether made innocently or negligently) that is not set out in this Agreement. No party shall have any claim for innocent or negligent misrepresentation based upon any statement in this agreement.
- The terms of this Agreement prevail over the Campaign brief and the terms of this Agreement will only be amended if a supplementary addendum has been prepared, signed by both Parties and attached to this Agreement.
- If any provision of this Agreement is found by any court or administrative body of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal, the other valid, enforceable and legal provisions shall remain in full force and effect.
- If any invalid, unenforceable or illegal provision would be valid, enforceable or legal if some part of it were deleted, the provision shall apply with whatever modification is necessary to give effect to the commercial intention of the parties.
- A waiver of any right under the Contract is only effective if it is in writing and it applies only to the party to whom the waiver is addressed and the circumstances for which it is given.
- Unless specifically provided otherwise, rights arising under the Contract are cumulative and do not exclude rights provided by law.
22. Governing Law and Jurisdiction
- The Agreement and any disputes or claims arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) are governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England.
- The parties irrevocably agree that the courts of England have sole and exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim that arises out of or in connection with the Agreement or its subject matter or formation (including non- contractual disputes or claims).
- This agreement may be executed in any number of counterparts, each of which shall constitute an original of this agreement, but all the counterparts shall together constitute the same agreement.
24. General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) & Data Protection Act 2018
- As per the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR), “the Affiliate” agrees to comply with the following:
Collection of Data – The Affiliate will ensure the data is collected & processed lawfully having gained adequate consent from the data subject. This may include getting explicit prior permission from data subjects to work with third party Advertisers and manner of use/processing of their data. The Affiliate will also collect only data that is necessary in relation to the purpose they are processed.
Processing – The Affiliate agrees that data is processed lawfully having gained adequate prior consent from every data subject. This may include working with Webosaurus to meet consent requirements in respect of campaign wording and freedom of choice. The Affiliate will collect only the data that is necessary in relation to the purposes for which they are processed (‘data minimisation’). The Affiliate will not process personal data in a manner that is incompatible with the purposes for which the data was originally collected. The Affiliate shall also provide the data owners an optout option and unsubscribe link at the advertisement display / advertisement link sent to the data owners.
Data Subject Rights – The Affiliate agrees to report any data breach to the Supervisory Authority without undue delay or at least within 72 hours, as set out in the GDPR/DPA text. The Affiliate agrees to notify Webosaurus of any data breach relating to data generated by them without undue delay or at least within 72 hours. The Affiliate must act upon receipt of an unsubscribe or erasure request without undue delay; ceasing processing and erasing the data subject(s) from the database with confirmation thereof to data owners.
Best Practice – The Affiliate agrees to keep all personal data up to date; every reasonable step must be taken to rectify or erase data that is inaccurate without undue delay. The Affiliate also agrees to provide an option to data owner to correct/modify their personal data. The Affiliate agrees to only keep personal data for as long as necessary for processing; data must be erased once no longer required. The Affiliate agrees to maintain integrity and confidentiality with regard to security of personal data, including protection against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage, using appropriate technical or organisational measures. The Affiliate agrees to provide necessary information, free to Webosaurus as and when required.