Terms & Conditions
This Partner Program Operating Agreement (the "Agreement") is made and entered into by and between Goldco Direct LLC ("Goldco" or "we"), and the party submitting an application to become a Goldco partner (“Partner”). The terms and conditions contained in this Agreement apply to Partner's participation with goldcoaffiliate.hasoffers.com ("Partner Program"). In connection with the Partner Program, Partner may see offers (each, an “Offer”) by Goldco or a third party (each such third party a "customer") that may link to a specific web site for that particular Offer ("Program Web Site"). Furthermore, each Offer may have additional terms that are incorporated as part of this Agreement. By submitting an application or participating in an Offer, Partner expressly consents to all the terms and conditions of this Agreement and the individual accepting this Agreement represents that he or she has the authority to bind the Partner to the terms of this Agreement.
Enrollment in the Partner Program
Partner must submit a Partner Program application from Goldco's website. Partner must provide accurate and complete information in Partner's application. For example, all Partners are required to sign up for the program using their actual name. If the Partner signs up through a corporate entity, the principal or some other authorized officer, director, or manager of the entity must be identified as the Partner using his or her actual name. After Goldco reviews Partner's application, Goldco will notify Partner of Partner's acceptance or rejection to the Partner Program. Goldco may accept or reject Partner's application at Goldco's sole discretion for any reason.
Obligations of the Parties
Subject to Goldco's acceptance of Partner as a partner and Partner's continued compliance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Goldco agrees as follows:
Goldco will make available to Partner via the Partner Program graphic and textual links to the Program Web Site and/or other creative materials (collectively, the "Links") which Partner may display on web sites owned or controlled by Partner, in emails sent by Partner and in online advertisements (collectively, "Media"). The Links will serve to identify Partner as a member of Goldco's Partner Program and will establish a link from Partner's Media to the Program Web Site.
Goldco will pay Partner for each Qualified Action (the "Commission"). A "Qualified Action" means an individual person who (i) accesses the Program Web Site via the Link, where the Link is the last link to the Program Web Site, (ii) is not a computer generated user, such as a robot, spider, computer script or other automated, artificial or fraudulent method to appear like an individual, real live person (as determined by Goldco), (iii) is not using pre-populated fields, (iv) completes all of the information required for such action within the time period allowed by Goldco, and (v) is not later determined by Goldco to be fraudulent, incomplete, unqualified or a duplicate user.
Goldco will pay Partner any commissions earned on a monthly basis, provided that the total Commissions Goldco owes Partner is greater than $500. Accounts with a balance of less than $500 will roll over to the next month and will continue to roll over monthly until the $500 minimum is reached. Goldco reserves the right to charge back to Partner's account: (i) any previously paid Qualified Actions that are later determined to have not met the requirements to be a Qualified Action; (ii) amounts that are subsequently returned or refunded to a customer; or (iii) any amount that was overpaid or later subject to reduction.
Goldco shall automatically generate an invoice on behalf of Partner for all Commissions payable under this Agreement and shall remit payment to Partner based upon that invoice. All tracking of Links and determinations of Qualified Actions and Commissions shall be made by Goldco in its sole discretion. In the event that Partner disputes in good faith any portion of an invoice, Partner must submit that dispute to Goldco in writing and in sufficient detail within thirty (30) days of the date on the invoice. If Partner does not dispute the invoice as set forth herein, then Partner agrees that it irrevocably waives any claims or challenges based upon that invoice. In the event that Partner is also tracking Qualified Actions and Partner claims a discrepancy, Partner must provide Goldco with Partner's reports within three (3) days after the 30th day of the calendar month, and if Goldco's and Partner's reported statistics vary by more than 10% and Goldco reasonably determines that Partner has used generally accepted industry methods to track Qualified Actions, then Goldco and Partner agree to make a good faith effort to arrive at a reconciliation. If the parties are unable to arrive at a reconciliation, then Goldco's numbers shall govern.
If Partner has an outstanding balance due to Goldco under this Agreement or any other agreement between the Partner and Goldco, whether or not related to the Partner Program, Partner agrees that Goldco may offset any such amounts due to Goldco from amounts payable to Partner under this Agreement.
Partner also agrees that:
It has sole responsibility for the development, operation, and maintenance of, and all content on or linked to, the Media.
All materials posted on the Media or otherwise used in connection with the Partner Program (i) are not illegal, (ii) do not infringe upon the intellectual property or personal rights of any third party, and (iii) do not contain or link to any material which is harmful, threatening, defamatory, obscene, sexually explicit, harassing, promotes violence, promotes discrimination (whether based on sex, religion, race, ethnicity, nationality, disability or age), promotes illegal activities (such as gambling), contains profanity or otherwise contains materials that Goldco informs Partner that it considers objectionable (collectively, "Objectionable Content").
It will not make any representations, warranties or other statements concerning Goldco or customer or any of their respective products or services, except as expressly authorized herein.
The Media does not copy or resemble the look and feel of the Program Web Site or create the impression that the Media is endorsed by Goldco or customers or a part of the Program Web Site, without prior written permission from Goldco.
It will comply with all (i) obligations, requirements and restrictions under this Agreement and (ii) laws, rules and regulations as they relate to its business, its Media or its use of the Links.
It will comply with the terms, conditions, guidelines and policies of any third-party services used by Partner in connection with the Partner Program, including but not limited to, email providers, social networking services and ad networks.
It will always prominently post and make available to end-users any terms and conditions in connection with the Offer set forth by Goldco or customer, or as required by applicable laws regarding such Offers.
It will not place Goldco ads on any online auction platform (i.e. eBay, Amazon, etc).
This Agreement may be executed online by clicking the button, stating “I Agree.” Clicking said button has the same force and effect as signing the Agreement by hand. Do not click the “I Agree” button unless Partner has read, understood and agreed to every provision in this Agreement and its attachments, schedules and exhibits.
The following additional program-specific terms shall apply to any promotional programs set forth below:
Email Campaigns. For all email campaigns, Partner must download the "Suppression List" from the Offers section of Goldco. Partner shall filter its email list by removing any entries appearing on the Suppression List and will only send emails to the remaining addresses on its email list. Goldco will provide an opt-out method in all Links, however, if any opt-out requests come directly to Partner, Partner shall immediately forward them to Goldco at firstname.lastname@example.org. Partner's emails containing the Links may not include any content other than the Links, except as required by applicable law.
Partner agrees that failure to download the Suppression List and remove all emails from the database before mailing may result in Commission withholdings, removal or suspension from all or part of the Partner Program, possible legal action and any other rights or remedies available to Goldco pursuant to this Agreement or otherwise. Partner further agrees that it will not mail or market to any suppression files generated through Goldco network, and that doing so may result in Commission withholdings, removal or suspension from the Partner Program, possible legal action and any other rights or remedies available to Goldco pursuant to this Agreement or otherwise.
Advertising Campaigns. No Links can appear to be associated with or be positioned on chat rooms or message or bulletin boards unless otherwise agreed by Goldco in writing. Any pop-ups/unders used for the Partner Program shall be clearly identified as being served by Partner in the title bar of the window and any customer-side ad serving software used by Partner shall only have been installed on an end-user's computer if the function of the software is clearly disclosed to end-users prior to installation, the installation is pursuant to an affirmatively accepted and plain-English end user license agreement and the software be easily removed according to generally accepted methods.
Partner Network Campaigns. For all Partners that maintain their own partner networks, Partner agrees to place the Links in its partner network (the "Partner Network") for access and use by those partners in the Partner Network (each a "Third Party Partner"). Partner agrees that it will expressly forbid any Third Party Partner to modify the Links in any way. Partner agrees to maintain its Partner Network according to the highest industry standards. Partner shall not permit any party to be a Third Party Partner whose web site or business model involves content containing Objectionable Content. All Third Party Partners must be in good standing with Partner. Partner must require and confirm that all Third Party Partners affirmatively accept, through verifiable means, the terms of this Agreement prior to obtaining access to the Links. Partner shall promptly terminate any Third Party Partner who takes, or could reasonably be expected to take, any action that violates the terms and conditions of this Agreement. In the event that either party suspects any wrongdoing by a Third Party Partner with respect to the Links, Partner shall promptly disclose to Goldco the identity and contact information for such Third Party Partner. Partner shall promptly remove any Third Party Partner from the Partner Program and terminate their access to future Offers of Goldco in the Partner Network upon written notice from Goldco. Partner shall remain liable for all acts or omissions of any Third Party Partner.
All websites used to promote Goldco must be registered in Partner’s actual name (personal or corporate). Anonymous domain registrations are prohibited.
All URLs used in connection with promoting Goldco must be registered with Goldco. The initial list must be provided to Goldco within ten business days. Partner must then update the list within seven days of posting any new internet content.
All websites/blogs used in connection with Goldco must contain the following disclaimer:
Disclosure: The owners of this website may be paid to recommend Goldco Direct. The content on this website, including any positive reviews of Goldco Direct and other reviews, may not be neutral or independent.
The disclaimer must appear as follows:
The disclosure must appear “above the fold” – i.e., near the top of the website and be immediately visible upon landing on the site without scrolling or clicking a hyperlink.
The disclosure must appear in this way on the following pages: the home page, every landing page, every page contain a hyperlink to a Goldco landing page, every page containing a review or promoting Goldco, and every page reviewing any other precious metals company.
The disclosure must appear in bold and underline. If colors other than black lettering against a white background are used to display the disclosure, the color selection must make the disclosure clear and conspicuous.
The disclosure cannot be italicized.
No text may be placed immediately before the disclosure.
No text may be included anywhere for the purpose of minimizing or diminishing the disclosure.
If Partner chooses to include an additional disclosure section, regardless of location on the site (for example, a different page), the disclosure section must begin with the same statement in bold, underline, and in equal size. Any further disclosures may follow, provided they are in equal or less size and otherwise consistent with these restrictions.
If Partner promotes other products or sellers on the same site, Partner may use the following wording instead, but all other rules still apply.
Disclosure: The owners of this website may be paid to recommend Goldco Direct or other companies. The content on this website, including any positive reviews of Goldco Direct and other reviews, may not be neutral or independent.
If Partner is blogging, and the blog site is primarily devoted to financial issues (i.e., more than 50%), the disclosure must appear on the home/landing page as well as any individual blog entry recommending/referencing Goldco, linking to Goldco or a Partner site, or promoting Goldco. (The disclosure’s placement and appearance must still comply with all of the above rules.)
If Partner is blogging, but the blog site is not primarily devoted to financial issues (i.e., less than 50%), the disclosure must appear on any individual blog entry recommending/referencing Goldco, linking to a Goldco or Partner site, or promoting Goldco. (The disclosure’s placement and appearance must still comply with all of the above rules.)
If videos are used to promote Goldco, Partner must comply with the following:
If the video is uploaded to or accessible/viewable through youTube, the disclosure set forth above shall appear over the video itself (i.e., a graphic overlay), at the beginning of the video and shall remain constantly visible for at least ten seconds.
If the video is uploaded to or accessible/viewable through any other platform, the disclosure “Advertising” shall appear in bold/underlining (if bolding/underlining is permitted by the site) in the description of the video.
Partner cannot slander, smear, defame or disparage any product, individual or entity competing with Goldco to market Goldco; there is a zero tolerance policy on this type of behavior and if Partner is caught and does not correct their behavior they may be immediately and permanently removed from Goldco and past commission payments will be reclaimed. Partners are prohibited from using slanderous words or words that are meant to mislead the customer into thinking the affiliate site or company is the same as Goldco in ad copy when referring to Goldco, its products, its services and its competitors.
Partner may not reference, rate, complain about, or review – in any content whatsoever, in any way whatsoever – American Bullion, Inc., Lear Capital, Inc., Swiss America Trading Corp., Goldline, LLC, U.S. Gold Bureau, or any of the persons listed in the following section or anyone Partner even thinks works for one of those companies. This is a blanket prohibition that applies to any site Partner creates as well as any third party site Partner can post to, like TrustLink or BCA.
Partner may not purchase or bid on the following Google AdWords (or similar paid search terms from other search engine providers), or use or embed in Partner’s content any of the following names, marks or logos (or any part of them):
Goldco Precious Metals
American Bullion, Inc.;
Gold Polar Bear & Cub
Gold Polar Bear
Gold Arctic Fox
Lear Capital, Inc.;
Silver Polar Bear & Cub
Silver Polar Bear
Silver Arctic Fox
Swiss America Trading Corporation (or Corp.)
Swiss America Trading
Swiss American Trading
The Metal Exchange
United States Gold Bureau
U.S. Gold Bureau
Orkan or Brian Ozkan
Partner may not post any reviews of Goldco that appear to, but do not actually come from a customer to Trustlink, Ripoff Report, Complaint.com, BBB, Yelp! or any similar site.
In promoting Goldco, in addition to the above restrictions, Partner may not do any of the following:
Claim that Partner (or its representative), Partner’s site, or any content (including reviews and recommendations) are neutral or independent;
Include any misleading or false information;
Include any photos or images that mislead the viewer as to the identity or appearance of the website’s author or anyone else affiliated with the site;
Include any false or misleading information regarding Partner’s (or its representative) age, qualifications, background/biographical information, job or other experience, investment experience, and/or experience investing with Goldco; and
Include any false or misleading information regarding the amount of time or effort, or what Partner (or its representative) did, to investigate Goldco or any other company being recommended or commented upon.
Partner may not directly or indirectly link or backlink to AmericanBullion.com, BuyCoin.com, GoldCentral.com, LearCapital.com, SwissAmerica.com, or TheMetalExchange.com.
With the exception of international or non-human traffic, Partner may not block access to its sites based on the internet protocol (IP) address of the inbound computer.
Partner must not make any statements that are false or misleading, or otherwise violate any law or regulation applicable to them in connection with their services under this Agreement.
For purposes of this Agreement, "Confidential Information" shall mean all data and information of a confidential nature or otherwise, disclosed during the term of the Agreement by one party ("Disclosing Party") to the other party ("Receiving Party"), as well as information that the Receiving Party knows or should know that the Disclosing Party regards as confidential including, but not limited to:
a party's business plans, strategies, know how, marketing plans, suppliers, sources of materials, finances, business relationships, personally identifiable end-user information, pricing, technology, employees, trade secrets and other non-public or proprietary information whether written, oral, recorded on tapes or in any other media or format;
the material terms of the Agreement; and
any information marked or designated by the Disclosing Party as confidential.
The Receiving Party agrees to hold all Confidential Information in trust and confidence and, except as may be authorized by the Disclosing Party in writing, shall not use such Confidential Information for any purpose other than as expressly set forth in the Agreement or disclose any Confidential Information to any person, company or entity, except to those of its employees and professional advisers:
who need to know such information in order for the Receiving Party to perform its obligations hereunder; and
who have entered into a confidentiality agreement with the Receiving Party with terms at least as restrictive as those set forth herein.
Confidential information shall not include any information that the Receiving Party can verify with substantial proof that:
is generally available to or known to the public through no wrongful act of the receiving party;
was independently developed by the Receiving Party without the use of Confidential Information; or
was disclosed to the Receiving Party by a third party legally in possession of such Confidential Information and under no obligation of confidentiality to the Disclosing Party.
The Receiving Party agrees that monetary damages for breach of confidentiality may not be adequate and that the disclosing party shall be further entitled to injunctive relief, without the requirement to post bond.
Limited License & Intellectual Property
Partner may not alter, modify, manipulate or create derivative works of the Links or any Goldco graphics, creative, copy or other materials owned by, or licensed to, Goldco in any way. Partner is only entitled to use the Links to the extent that Partner is a member in good standing of the Partner Program. Goldco may revoke Partner's license any time by giving Partner written notice. Except as expressly stated herein, nothing in this Agreement is intended to grant Partner any rights to any of Goldco's trademarks, service marks, copyrights, patents or trade secrets. Partner agrees that Goldco may use any suggestion, comment or recommendation Partner chooses to provide to Goldco without compensation for any purpose. All rights not expressly granted in this Agreement are reserved by Goldco.
This Agreement shall commence on the date of Goldco's approval of Partner's Partner Program application and shall continue thereafter until terminated as provided herein. Partner may terminate Partner's participation in the Partner Program at any time by removing all Links from Partner's Media and deleting all copies of the Links. Goldco may terminate Partner's participation in one or more Offers or this Agreement at any time and for any reason which Goldco deem appropriate with or without prior notice to Partner by disabling the Links or providing Partner with a written notice. Upon termination of Partner's participation in one or more Offers or this Agreement for any reason, Partner will immediately cease all use of and delete all Links, plus all Goldco or customer intellectual property, and will cease representing yourself as a Goldco or customer partner for such one or more Offers. All rights to validly accrued payments, causes of action and any provisions, which by their terms are intended to survive termination, shall survive any termination.
In addition to any other rights and remedies available to Goldco under this Agreement Goldco reserves the right to delete any actions submitted through Partner's Links and withhold and freeze any unpaid Commissions or charge back paid Commissions to Partner's account if (i) Goldco determines that Partner has violated this Agreement, (ii) Goldco receives any complaints about Partner's participation in the Partner Program which Goldco reasonably believes is in violation this Agreement or (iii) any Qualified Action is later determined to have not met the requirements set forth in this Agreement or on the Partner Program. Such withholding or freezing of Commissions, or charge backs for paid Commissions, shall be without regard as to whether or not such Commissions were earned as a result of such breach. In the event of a material breach of this Agreement, Goldco reserves the right to disclose Partner's identity and contact information to appropriate law enforcement or regulatory authorities or any third party that has been directly damaged by Partner's actions. Such suspension will be in addition to Goldco's available rights and remedies.
Goldco strictly forbids the use of unsolicited commercial email (UCE) or SPAM campaigns. Goldco maintains a Zero-Tolerance policy against SPAM, be it direct, third party or any Partner or recipient or similar agent acting on the Partner’s behalf. As such, Goldco reserves the right to terminate any violating Partner’s account or any part thereof, without notice or compensation. Any Affiliate found to be involved in a SPAM/UCE campaign, including flooding newsgroups, distributing messages to recipients that do not want the information or any other abuse contravening UCE legislation will be met as follows:
a. The Partner’s account will be closed immediately, without burden of notice or compensation.
c. The Partner will be held accountable for any monetary damages suffered by Goldco sustained through contravention of this Agreement. This will include but not be limited to punitive damages related to lost clients and brand deterioration.
To that end, Partner must strictly comply with the federal CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 (the "Act"). All emails sent in connection with the Partner Program must include the appropriate party's opt-out link. From time to time, Goldco may request - prior to Partner's sending emails containing linking or referencing the Partner Program that Partner submit the final version of Partner's email to Goldco for approval by sending it to Partner's Goldco representative and upon receiving written approval from Goldco of Partner's email the email may be transmitted to third parties.
It is solely Partner's obligation to ensure that the email complies with all rules and regulations, including the Act. Partner agrees not to rely upon Goldco's approval of Partner's email for compliance with the Act or assert any claim that Partner are in compliance with the Act based upon Goldco's approval.
Partner is expressly prohibited from using any persons, means, devices or arrangements to commit fraud, violate any applicable law, interfere with other partners or falsify information in connection with referrals through the Links or the generation of Commissions or exceed Partner's permitted access to the Partner Program. Such acts include, but are in no way limited to, using automated means to increase the number of clicks through the Links or completion of any required information, using spyware, using stealware, cookie-stuffing and other deceptive acts or click-fraud. Goldco shall make all determinations about fraudulent activity in its sole discretion.
Representations and Warranties
The parties agree to the terms in the General Data Protection Regulation Data Processing Addendum, which is incorporated into this Agreement.
Partner represents and warrants that:
it has the power and authority to enter into and perform its obligations under the Agreement;
at all times, the Media and Partner itself will comply with all applicable foreign, federal, state or local laws, rules, regulations and ordinances including, without limitation, the Gramm-Leach Bliley Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Federal Trade Commission Act, CAN-SPAM, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Federal Communications Act, and all rules and regulations promulgated under any of the foregoing, as well as all applicable state laws including, without limitation, the California Financial Privacy Act and the Vermont Consumer Protection Act, and all rules and regulations promulgated under such state laws (collectively, "Laws");
it owns and/or has any and all rights in the Media as contemplated by the Agreement;
at all times, the Media and Partner itself will not violate any applicable rights of any third party including, but not limited to, infringement or misappropriation of any copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary, property or other intellectual property right;
Partner has a reasonable basis for any and all claims made within the Media and possesses appropriate documentation to substantiate such claims;
Partner shall fulfill all commitments made in the Media;
no Media is targeted to end-users under the age of eighteen (18);
prior to loading any computer program onto an individual's computer including, without limitation, programs commonly referred to as adware and/or spyware, and cookies, Partner shall provide clear and conspicuous notice to, and shall obtain the express consent of such individual to install such computer program and/or cookies;
the Media does not and will not:
contain any misrepresentations or content that is defamatory;
contain content that is violent, obscene, offensive, including content that contains nudity or implied nudity or content that is morally or ethically offensive or sexually suggestive;
promote or support gambling or sweepstakes or contests; or
contain any "worm," "virus" or other device that could impair or injure any person or entity;
Partner is not, nor is Partner acting on behalf of any person or entity that is, prohibited from engaging in transactions with U.S. citizens, nationals or entities under applicable U.S. law and regulation including, but not limited to, regulations issued by the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC"); and
Partner is not, nor is Partner acting on behalf of any person or entity that is, a Specially Designated National ("SDN"), as OFAC may so designate from time to time.
In addition to any notice permitted to be given under this Agreement, Goldco may modify any of the terms and conditions of this Agreement at any time by providing Partner with a notification by email. The changes will become effective ten (10) business days after such notice. If the modifications are unacceptable to Partner, Partner may terminate this Agreement without penalty solely on the account of such termination within such ten (10) business day period. Partner's continued participation in this Partner Program ten (10) business days after a change notice has been posted will constitute Partner's acceptance of such change.
In addition, Goldco may change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of an Offer or Link or remove, alter, or modify any tags, text, graphic or banner ad in connection with a Link. Partner agrees to promptly implement any request from Goldco to remove, alter or modify any Link, graphic or banner ad that is being used by Partner as part of the Partner Program.
Partner acknowledges that it has read this Agreement and agrees to all its terms and conditions. Partner has independently evaluated the desirability of participating in the Partner Program and each Offer and is not relying on any representation, guarantee or statement other than as set forth in this Agreement or on the Partner Program.
Partner shall irrevocably defend, indemnify and hold Goldco and customers and each of their respective employees, officers, directors, members, managers, shareholders, contractors and agents harmless from and against any and all liability, loss, damage or expense (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys' fees, costs and expenses) arising out of or related to any allegation, claim or cause of action, involving:
Partner's breach of the Agreement;
Partner’s breach of any applicable laws, rules or regulations, and standards prevailing in the industry;
the Media; and/or
any claim that Goldco is obligated to pay any taxes in connection with Partner's participation hereunder.
THE AFFILIATE PROGRAM AND LINKS, AND THE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES PROVIDED IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, ARE PROVIDED TO AFFILIATE "AS IS". EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY SET FORTH HEREIN, Goldco EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NONINFRINGEMENT, AND ANY WARRANTIES ARISING OUT OF COURSE OF DEALING, USAGE, OR TRADE. Goldco DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE AFFILIATE PROGRAM OR LINKS WILL MEET AFFILIATE'S SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS OR THAT THE OPERATION OF THE AFFILIATE PROGRAM OR LINKS WILL BE COMPLETELY ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED. Goldco EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY ACT OR OMISSION OF A customer OR THEIR PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. Goldco DOES NOT GUARANTEE THAT AFFILIATE WILL EARN ANY SPECIFIC AMOUNT OF COMMISSIONS.
Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL Goldco BE LIABLE FOR ANY UNAVAILABILITY OR INOPERABILITY OF THE LINKS, PROGRAM WEB SITES, TECHNICAL MALFUNCTION, COMPUTER ERROR, CORRUPTION OR LOSS OF INFORMATION, OR OTHER INJURY, DAMAGE OR DISRUPTION OF ANY KIND BEYOND THE REASONABLE CONTROL OF Goldco. IN NO EVENT WILL Goldco BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PERSONAL INJURY / WRONGFUL DEATH, SPECIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF PROFITS OR LOSS OF BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY, EVEN IF SUCH DAMAGES ARE FORESEEABLE AND WHETHER OR NOT Goldco HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY THEREOF. Goldco'S CUMULATIVE LIABILITY TO AFFILIATE, FROM ALL CAUSES OF ACTION AND ALL THEORIES OF LIABILITY, WILL BE LIMITED TO AND WILL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNTS PAID TO AFFILIATE BY Goldco IN COMMISSIONS DURING THE SIX (6) MONTHS IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO SUCH CLAIM.
Other than with respect to payment obligations arising hereunder, neither party will be liable, or be considered to be in breach of this Agreement, on account of such party's delay or failure to perform as required under the terms of this Agreement as a result of any causes or conditions that are beyond such party's reasonable control and that such party is unable to overcome through the exercise of commercially reasonable diligence (a "Force Majeure Event"). If any such Force Majeure Event occurs including, without limitation, acts of God, fires, explosions, telecommunications, Internet or Partner Network failure, results of vandalism or computer hacking, storm or other natural occurrences, national emergencies, acts of terrorism, insurrections, riots, wars, strikes or other labor difficulties, or any act or omission of any other person or entity, the affected party will give the other party notice and will use commercially reasonable efforts to minimize the impact of any such event.
Governing Law & Miscellaneous
Assignment. Partner may not assign, transfer or delegate any of its rights or obligations under the Agreement without the prior written consent of Goldco, and any attempts to do so shall be null and void; provided, however, that either party may assign the Agreement or any portion hereof/thereof, to:
an acquirer of all or substantially all of such party's equity, business or assets;
a successor in interest whether by merger, reorganization or otherwise; or
any entity controlling or under common control with such party.
Choice of Law/Venue. The Agreement shall be construed in accordance with and governed by the laws of the State of California. In the event that any suit, action or other legal proceeding shall be instituted against either party in connection with the Agreement, each hereby submits to a court of competent jurisdiction located in Los Angeles County, California, and further agrees to comply with all the requirements necessary to give such court jurisdiction.
Non-Waiver/Severability. No waiver of any breach of any provision of the Agreement shall constitute a waiver of any prior, concurrent or subsequent breach of the same or any other provisions hereof, and no waiver shall be effective unless made in writing and signed by an authorized representative of the waiving party. If any provision contained in the Agreement is determined to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any respect under any applicable law, then such provision will be severed and replaced with a new provision that most closely reflects the real intention of the parties, and the remaining provisions of the Agreement will remain in full force and effect.
Relationship of the Parties. The parties hereto are independent contractors. There is no relationship of partnership, agency, employment, franchise or joint venture between the parties. Neither party has the authority to bind the other, or incur any obligation on its behalf.
By submitting and application to Partner Program, Partner affirms and acknowledges that Partner has read this Agreement in its entirety and agrees to be bound by all of its terms and conditions. If Partner does not wish to be bound by this Agreement, Partner should not submit an application to Partner Program. If an individual is accessing this Agreement on behalf of a business entity, by doing so, such individual represents that they have the legal capacity and authority to bind such business entity to this Agreement.
GDPR Data Processing Addendum
This General Data Protection Regulation Data Processing Addendum ("GDPR Addendum") is incorporated by reference into the Partner Program Operating Agreement by and between you (“Partner”), and Us (“Network” or Processor”), (collectively, the "Agreement"). This GDPR Addendum is entered into as of the date of the Partner Program Operating Agreement.
This GDPR Addendum sets out the terms that apply when Personal Data, as defined in the Data Protection Legislation, is processed by Network under the Agreement. The purpose of the GDPR Addendum is to ensure such processing is conducted in accordance with applicable laws, including EU Data Protection Legislation, and with due respect for the rights and freedoms of individuals whose Personal Data are processed.
Capitalized terms used but not defined in this GDPR Addendum have the same meanings as set out in the Agreement.
Data Protection Legislation: (i) unless and until the GDPR is no longer directly applicable in the UK, the General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679) and any national implementing laws, regulations and secondary legislation, as amended or updated from time to time, in the UK and then (ii) any successor legislation to the GDPR or the Data Protection Act 1998.
Applicability. This GDPR Addendum shall only apply to the extent Partner is established within the European Union (“EU”) or Switzerland or the United Kingdom and/or to the extent Network processes Personal Data of Data Subjects located in the EU or Switzerland or the United Kingdom on behalf of Partner.
Both parties will comply with all applicable requirements of the Data Protection Legislation. This Section 1 is in addition to, and does not relieve, remove or replace, a party's obligations under the Data Protection Legislation.
The parties acknowledge that for the purposes of the Data Protection Legislation, the Partner is the data controller and Network is the data processor (where Data Controller and Data Processor have the meanings as defined in the Data Protection Legislation).
Without prejudice to the generality of clause 1.1, the Partner, as Controller, shall be responsible for ensuring that, in connection with Partner Personal Data and the Services, (i) it has complied, and will continue to comply, with all applicable laws relating to privacy and data protection, including EU Data Protection Legislation; and (ii) it has, and will continue to have, the right to transfer, or provide access to, the Personal Data to Network for processing in accordance with the terms of the Agreement and this GDPR Addendum.
Without prejudice to the generality of clause 1.1, Network shall, in relation to any Personal Data processed in connection with the performance by Network of its obligations under this agreement:
process that Personal Data only for the purposes set forth in the Agreement and Schedule 1 and only in accordance with the lawful, documented instructions of Partner, except where otherwise required by applicable law. Any processing required outside of the scope of these instructions (inclusive of the rights and obligations set forth under the Agreement) will require prior written agreement of the parties. Where Network is relying on laws of a member of the EU or EU law as the basis for processing Personal Data, Network shall promptly notify the Partner of this before performing the processing required by the Applicable Laws unless those Applicable Laws prohibit Network from so notifying the Partner;
ensure that it has in place appropriate technical and organizational measures, available for review and approval by the Partner, to protect against unauthorized or unlawful processing of Personal Data and against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, Personal Data, appropriate to the harm that might result from the unauthorized or unlawful processing or accidental loss, destruction or damage and the nature of the data to be protected, having regard to the state of technological development and the cost of implementing any measures (those measures may include, where appropriate, pseudonymising and encrypting Personal Data, ensuring confidentiality, integrity, availability and resilience of its systems and services, ensuring that availability of and access to Personal Data can be restored in a timely manner after an incident, and regularly assessing and evaluating the effectiveness of the technical and organizational measures adopted by it);
ensure that all personnel who have access to and/or process Personal Data are obliged to keep the Personal Data confidential; and Network complies with its obligations under the Data Protection Legislation by providing an adequate level of protection to any Personal Data that is transferred;
assist the Partner, at the Partner's cost, in responding to any request from a Data Subject and in ensuring compliance with its obligations under the Data Protection Legislation with respect to security, breach notifications, impact assessments and consultations with supervisory authorities or regulators. For the avoidance of doubt, Partner is responsible for responding to Data Subject request for access, correction, restriction, objection, erasure or data portability of that Data Subject's Personal Data;
notify the Partner without undue delay on becoming aware of a Personal Data breach;
upon termination or expiration of the Agreement, in accordance with the terms of the Agreement and within a reasonable amount of time, delete or make available to Partner for retrieval all relevant Personal Data in Network's possession; except to the extent that Network is required by any applicable law to retain some or all of such data. Network shall extend the protections of the Agreement and this GDPR Addendum to any such Personal Data and limit any further processing of such Personal Data to only those limited purposes that require the retention; and
maintain complete and accurate records and information to demonstrate its compliance with this Section 2.4.
The Partner consents to Network appointing third-party processors of Personal Data under this agreement, including TUNE (“Sub-processors”). Network confirms that it has entered or (as the case may be) will enter with the third-party processor into a written agreement substantially similar to those set out in this Agreement. As between the Partner and Network, Network shall remain fully liable for all acts or omissions of any Sub-processor appointed by it pursuant to this Section 2.5.
Network may, at any time on not less than 30 days' notice with email sufficing, add or make changes to the Sub-processors. Partner may object in writing to Network's appointment of a new Sub-processor within five (5) business days of such notice, provided that such objection is based on reasonable grounds relating to data protection. In such event, the parties will discuss such concerns in good faith with a view to achieving resolution. If Network cannot provide an alternative Sub-processor, or the parties are not otherwise able to achieve resolution as provided in the preceding sentence, Partner, as its sole and exclusive remedy, may terminate the Agreement.
Except as stated in this GDPR Addendum, the Agreement will remain in full force and effect. If there is a conflict between the Agreement and this GDPR Addendum, the terms of this GDPR Addendum will control.
Any claims brought under this GDPR Addendum shall be subject to the terms and conditions, including by not limited to, the exclusion and limitations set forth in the Agreement.
Schedule 1 Processing, Personal Data and Data Subjects
Details of Data Processing
Subject Matter: The subject matter of the data processing under this GDPR Addendum is the Partner Personal Data.
Duration: As between Network and Partner, the duration of the data processing under this GDPR Addendum is until the termination of the Agreement in accordance with its terms.
Purpose: The purpose of the data processing under this GDPR Addendum is the provision of the Services to the Partner and the performance of Network's obligations under the Agreement (including this GDPR Addendum) or as otherwise agreed by the parties in mutually executed written form.
Nature of the processing: Network provides performance marketing solutions and such other Services as described in the Agreement, which process Partner Personal Data upon the instruction of the Partner in accordance with the terms of the Agreement.
Categories of data subjects: Partner may submit Partner Personal Data to the Services, the extent of which is determined and controlled by Partner in its sole discretion, and which may include, but is not limited to, Personal Data relating to the following categories of data subjects:
Employees, agents, advisors, freelancers of Partner (who are natural persons); and/or
Partner's end-users authorized by Partner to use the Services.
Types of Personal Data: Partner may submit Partner Personal Data to the Services, the extent of which is determined and controlled by Partner in its sole discretion, and which may include, but is not limited to identification and contact data; financial information; and/or certain information about Partner's end users (such as IP address and device identifier).