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Scotweb Affiliates - Full Terms

Here are a few simple rules and guidelines to help you be clear about how our Affiliates system works, as well as some stuff our lawyer says we have to include!

NO SPAM!
Under no circumstances should you promote any Scotweb site by unsolicited email, or any technique we might view as ‘Spamming’ such as inappropriate postings to newsgroups, or by inaccurate claims or ‘trick’ pages which deceive people into visiting us. Please don’t be tempted! We would quickly hear about it, trace your account, and terminate it instantly with loss of any accrued Rewards. Our position on this issue is absolute and our decisions final. If in doubt, ask us first.

Commissions
Affiliate fees are payable at the rates advertised in this Members’ Affiliates area at the time of any qualifying transaction. Commissions are payable on the total value of product purchases, excluding any VAT (tax) or delivery charges. No commissions are payable on products discounted under any other Scotweb Members’ scheme or other special discount code.

Payments
Payments are in pounds sterling, payable by cheque or by direct transfer into a Paypal account. Rewards can also be spent on purchases from any site in the network of Scotweb Stores, at an enhanced conversion ratio that will be published on the site and may be altered at our discretion at any time. Mechanisms to redeem these rewards will be available to you when any reward is payable.

Order progress
We cannot deal with queries about customer orders affecting the state of your account, except via our automated reporting mechanisms. We need to verify sales have actually been completed before paying out, and issues such as customer confidentiality and our accounting agreements with suppliers make it impossible to go into further detail.

Security
It is your responsibility to ensure that your password is unguessable and kept secret. We take great care to ensure our systems are safe from prying eyes (e.g. your password is securely encrypted on the server). Scotweb cannot accept responsibility for payments going astray because your room-mate has hacked your account!

Privacy
Like all Scotweb registration schemes, the personal information you register with us will be used for no purpose other than that described on these pages, and will be released to no one else to use. We may wish to let you know about other Scotweb Affiliates opportunities from time to time, and for important communications we reserve the right to contact you even if you have asked not to subscribe to our mailings.

Dead accounts
You must notify us if you change your email address, since this will be our main means of communication. If two successive Affiliates communications, more than three months apart, to your registered email address are returned to us as ‘undeliverable’ we reserve the right to cancel your account together with any Rewards accrued.

Account details
You must also remember to notify us if, for example, you change your physical mailing address. It is your responsibility to check on your account status. We may provide periodic account statements by email, which will include the current registered name and address for any payment due, but we do not guarantee to do this. If a payment is sent out with apparently valid authorisation, no replacement payment will be issued to any other address.

Publicity
From time to time we may wish to use the names of particularly successful Scotweb Affiliates members in publicity. We will ask for permission before using your identity in this way.

Qualifying purchases
The qualifying purchase tracking system is fully automated and (in common with all similar schemes) we can only promise to pay commissions on transactions that are made on one visit within the qualifying shopping area coming directly from your links. Whilst we do our best to retain visitor information to credit affiliates where due, we cannot guarantee to pay commissions on purchases where a customer has left the participating site and later re-entered.

Sales value
Commissions will be calculated on the actual sales value of items purchased, excluding VAT (tax) or delivery charges and after any other discounts etc. Purchases which are later cancelled or returned will not count, and account credits may later be withdrawn if necessary. We reserve the right to withhold Reward payments in whole or in part for a reasonable period beyond the immediate accounting period to allow for the final confirmation of sales.

Payout threshold
We will only pay out Rewards in cash only when your account has reached at least fifty pounds sterling in accumulated commissions, with at least two separate purchases to different credit cards and delivery addresses. Accumulated credits to your account DO carry over until claimed, so there is no time limit on reaching these thresholds.

‘Self’ referals
This scheme is provided for bona fide referals only and not for purchases for your own use. Any purchases using the same email address, credit card details, delivery address, or other unique identifier at our discretion may be discounted. In such event we reserve the right to withhold Rewards and/or to revoke your account with any Rewards accrued.

Verification
How do you know we are declaring all valid sales? Well, you don’t, any more than with any site offering similar schemes. But our systems are fully automated, so you can always place a small order to test it. And if we didn’t, we would soon be found out, and our company’s success so far has been built on a reputation for integrity and reliability. And we mean it when we say we want you to do well, as you are our best advertisement!

More terms & conditions (the legal stuff)

Terms of agreement
The terms of this Agreement will begin upon our acceptance of your 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. You are only eligible to earn Reward fees on sales of Qualifying Products occurring during the term, and fees earned through the date of termination will remain payable only if the related orders are not canceled or returned. We may withhold your final payment for a reasonable time to ensure that the correct amount is paid.

Changes of terms
We may modify any of the terms and conditions contained in this Agreement, at any time and in our sole discretion, by posting revised details on our site. Modifications may include, for example, changes in the scope of available Reward fees, fee schedules, payment procedures, and Programme rules. Changes in terms need not be notified to you (although they may be) and continued participation in the Scotweb Affiliates scheme will constitute binding acceptance of any change. If any change is unacceptable you should terminate your account.

Relationship of parties
You and we are independent contractors, and nothing in this Agreement will create any partnership, joint venture, agency, franchise, sales representative, or employment relationship between the parties. You 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 or elsewhere on Scotweb sites.

Limitation 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 Programme, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages. Further, our aggregate liability arising with respect to this Agreement and the Programme will not exceed the total referral fees paid or payable to you under this Agreement.

Independent investigation
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 programme and are not relying on any representation, guarantee, or statement other than as set forth in this agreement.

Disclaimers
You will be solely responsible for the development, operation, and maintenance of your site and for all materials that appear on your site, including the technical operation of your site and all related equipment; creating and posting product descriptions on your site and linking those descriptions to our catalogues; the accuracy and appropriateness of materials posted on your site (including, among other things, all product-related materials); 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. We disclaim all liability for these matters. Further, you will indemnify and hold us harmless from all claims, damages, and expenses (including, without limitation, legal fees) relating to the development, operation, maintenance, and contents of your site. We make no express or implied warranties or representations with respect to the Programme or any products sold through the Programme (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 our site will be uninterrupted or error-free, and we will not be liable for the consequences of any interruptions or errors.

Legal
This Agreement will be governed by the laws of Scotland, without reference to rules governing choice of laws. Any action relating to this Agreement must be brought in courts located in Edinburgh, Scotland, and you irrevocably consent to the jurisdiction of such courts. You may not assign this Agreement, by operation of law or otherwise, without our prior written consent. Subject to that restriction, this Agreement will be binding on, inure to the benefit of, and enforceable against the parties and their respective successors and assigns. Our failure to enforce your strict performance of any provision of this Agreement will not constitute a waiver of our right to subsequently enforce such provision or any other provision of this Agreement. If any provision of this Agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable, all other provisions shall remain in full force and effect and said provision shall be reformed only to the extent necessary to make it enforceable.