HiiT ONLINE MARKETING AFFILIATE PROGRAM (HOMAP) AGREEMENT

Overview

This affiliate program Agreement (the “Agreement”) is made and effective on your click of the Button, “I accept”.

BETWEEN:    HiiT PLC, a company organized and existing under the laws Federal Republic of Nigeria with its head office located in Abuja.

AND: The “Affiliate”, a person or an entity with details as provided in our HOMAP Application Form completed and submitted online by the Affiliate.

In consideration of the terms and covenants of this agreement, and other valuable consideration, the parties agree as follows:

RECITALS

  1. The name of this affiliate program is the HiiT Online Marketing Affiliate Program, HOMAP, (the “Affiliate Program”).
  2. The Affiliate represents and warrants to the Owner that the Affiliate has read and understand the privacy policies and agree to the terms set forth therein.
  3. For purposes of this Agreement, the term “the Affiliate” refers to the individual or legal entity who applies for and is accepted into the Affiliate Program. The term “the Owner” refers to the sponsor of The Affiliate Program. The term “the Owner Website” refers to the website that the Owner maintains at [ADDRESS]. The term “the Affiliate’s Website” refers to the website on which the Affiliate agrees to place a link to the Owner’s website as specified in the Exhibit B hereof. “Merchandise” means all products, merchandise and stock that is offered by the Owner for sale through its website.


    1. AFFILIATE PROGRAM REGISTRATION

To register for the Affiliate Program, the Affiliate must complete and submit to the Owner an Affiliate Program Application Form. The Affiliate Program Application Form is included on the Owner’s website and can be completed and submitted through its website.

 

2. APPROVAL OR REJECTION OF AFFILIATE APPLICATION

Application in its sole and absolute discretion. The Affiliate will have no legal recourse against the Owner for the rejection of the Affiliate Program Application.


3. REASONS FOR REJECTION

Without limiting the right to reject any Application for any reason whatsoever in the Owner’s absolute discretion, the Affiliate application will be rejected if it is not complete, if the Affiliate’s website contains images or content that is not acceptable to Owner or is inconsistent with the image that the Owner wishes to create in association with its website, or if Affiliate’s website contains any illegal immoral, repulsive, defamatory, harassing, harmful, threatening, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, racial or ethnic objectionable materials, depicts sexual situations, promotes discrimination on the bases of race, sex, sexual preference, national origin, ethnicity, nationality, disability, religious preference, or if the Affiliate’s site contains any material that appears to Owner to violate any patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, confidential information, or other property rights of any other party.


4. TERMINATION AFTER ACCEPTANCE

Even after the Owner has accepted the Affiliate as an Affiliate Program member, the Owner reserves the absolute right to rescind or terminate the Affiliate status for any reason in its sole and absolute discretion, including but not limited to the reasons set forth above.


5. FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

The Affiliate will be fully responsible for all costs and expenses of maintaining and marketing the Affiliate Program including but not limited to all cost associated with creations, hosting, modification and improvements to the Affiliate’s website, cost of search engine placement and other internet marketing, cost of inserting the Owner’s link into its website, offline marketing cost, postage cost, and all other cost and expenses , and the Affiliate hereby holds the Owner harmless from or against the

6. NO REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING INCOME POTENTIAL

The Owner makes no representations and warranties regarding potential income that may result from participation in this Affiliate Program and specifically disclaims all warranties relative to earning potential from the Affiliate status.


7. RESPONSIBILITY TO LINK TO THE OWNER’S SITE

(a) As a Program Affiliate, the Affiliate will have the obligations to place link on its site directing users to the Owner’s site. The Owner will make available to the Affiliate button links, text links, and banner advertisements to be placed on the Affiliate’s website which will direct users to Owner’s website via hypertext link. As a program Affiliate, the Affiliate is given a limited term licence, during the term of Affiliate active participation as a Program Affiliate, to utilize the Owner’s logo images provided to the Affiliate on the website that the Affiliate designates in the Affiliate Program Application.

(b) The Owner makes available to its Affiliates, links, banners, and other information advertising its site to be used subject to the terms of this Agreement. These materials will contain its trademarks and other proprietary property. The Affiliate may display this material on the Affiliate’s website for the purpose of promoting the Owner’s site and participating in this Affiliate Program. If the Affiliate discontinues the Affiliate Program or if the Affiliate participation is terminated for any reason, the Affiliate will immediately cease using these materials and will delete all such materials from the website and from its computer. The Affiliate must obtain the Owner’s approval of all links to the Owner’s site that the Affiliate place on its website. The Affiliate will cooperate with the Owner in the establishment and placement of links on the Affiliate’s website.

(c) The Affiliate will only be permitted to use the links that the Owner provided to the Affiliate on the website that the Affiliate designate in the Affiliate Program Application. Any website or entities will require additional submissions of Affiliate Program Applications and approval by the Owner.

(d) The Affiliate will not modify the links or other materials that the Owner provided to the Affiliate or the placement of links on the Affiliate’s page. The Affiliate consent to the Owner monitoring the Affiliate’s website to determine continued compliance with this Agreement.

(e) The Affiliate consent to the Owner including information relative to traffic from the Affiliate’s site to the Owner’s reports. This information may be provided to the outside parties.

(f) You may not place links to the Owner’s website content in newsgroups, message boards, unsolicited emails and other types of spam, banner networks, counters, chat rooms, guest books, IRC channels or through similar internet resources.

8. ANTI-SPAM POLICY

 

The Owner strictly forbid the use of Unsolicited Commercial Email (UCE) or SPAM campaigns. The Owner maintains a Zero-Tolerance policy against SPAM, be it direct, third party or any Affiliate or similar agent acting on the Affiliate’s behalf. As such, the Owner reserves the right to terminate any violating any Affiliate’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 Affiliates that do not want the information or any other abuse contravening UCE legislation will be met as follows:

(a) The Affiliate’s account will be closed immediately, without burden of notice or compensation.

(b) A Nigerian N250,000.00 Administration penalty fee will be incurred against the offending Affiliate.

(c) Our Privacy Policy becomes forfeit, and all pertinent information will be provided to any investigation authorities or Anti-spam organization.

(d) The Affiliate will be held accountable for any damage suffered by the Owner, sustained through contravention of this Affiliate Program Agreement. This will include, but not limit to punitive damages related to lost clients and brand deterioration.

9. CUSTOMER SERVICE

(a) The Owner will be responsible for handling all customer inquiries, product orders, customer billing and collection, product shipment relative to customers that enter the Owner’s site through the links from the Affiliates site. Pricing of the Owner products and services is totally within its discretion and the Owner reserves the right to change the pricing structure, terminate any special offers, discontinue products or services, or change terms under the products or services are offered anytime, without any advance notice to the Affiliate or users accessing the Owner’s site. The Owner’s only responsibility to the Affiliate in this regard is to track customer orders that occur through links from the
Affiliate’s website and makes report to the Affiliate of the commissions due to the Affiliate as a result thereof. All such reports shall be un-audited. The Owner will have no obligation to provide the Affiliate with any specific information relative to any customer, regardless of whether they access the Owner’s site through the link from the Affiliate’s site.

(b) The Owner is not responsible for the failure to assign any sale or commissions to the Affiliate if the same result from the improper formatting of the link from the Affiliate’s website. The Affiliate should assure at all time that the link is appropriately formatted and report any problem that the Affiliate may have with the same to the Owner immediately.

10. COMPENSATION

(a) Commissions will be paid to the Affiliate based upon a percentage of sales made to users who access the Owner’s site through the Affiliate’s site. Commissions will be calculated based upon the Net Sales Price, and any other payment made to the Owner that is not purchase price for the product that is purchased. Commissions will not be calculated based upon amounts that are attributed to credit card fraud, credits given to the customer, bad debt right-off and returned goods. The owner reserved the right to deduct in subsequent months for any commissions that the Owner paid that is for a product that is subsequently returned or refunded, or for any other reason if the previous period commission was overpaid or later subject to reduction.

(b) The percentages to be paid as commissions hereunder are currently as set forth in Schedule ‘A’ at the end of this Agreement. The Owner reserves the right to change and amend the commission rate structure at any time, at the Owner’s sole discretion.

(c) Commissions will only be paid on sales that are tracked through the Owner’s online tracking system and indicate the Affiliate’s website’s link as the source. There is no right to commissions if a user later returns to the Owner’s site and makes purchase through another link or source other than through the Affiliate’s website. The Affiliate has no right to commissions based upon subsequent sales, even if the customer first arrived at the Owner’s site through the link from the Affiliate’s site. Commissions will only be tracked and paid when the user makes a purchase on the same visit that the user visits the Owner’s site from the link to its site on the Affiliate’s site.

(d) The Owner will pay commission only upon collection by the Owner. The Affiliate has no right to commissions until the applicable customer has paid the Owner in full. Only purchase that are made through the Owner’s online ordering process will count towards commission calculations, for example, if a customer visit’s the Owner’s website through the link from the Affiliate’s website and instead of placing an online order calls and places and order through telephone the Affiliate will have no right to any commission from the sale.

(e) The Owner does not make payment if the total commission due to the Affiliate is not at least Ten Thousand Naira (N10,000.00). Amounts below this specified minimum amount will accrue to the Affiliate account and payment will be made at the next payment period when the Affiliate’s total commissions achieves the minimum amount. The Owner reserves the right to amend the minimum commission payment amount at any time.

11.CUSTOMER’S PROVENANCE

All parties who make purchases through the Owner’s website, regardless of whether they may have reached its website through the link from the Affiliate’s website, are deemed to be the Owner’s customers and not the Affiliate’s customers relative to the Owner’s products and services. The Owner will have the right to contact these customers and send future marketing offers to them.

Additionally, all such customers and purchases will be subject to the Owner policies, procedures, rules and regulations and the Affiliate has no right or authority to amend or offer any different offers relative to the purchase of products from the Owner’s website. The Owner however, reserves the right to amend any of its terms, conditions, policies, procedures, pricing, payment policies, collection policies, and all other items relative to the Owner’s business and sale of products at any time in its sole discretion.

12. TRADEMARKS AND COPYRIGHTS

  1. (a) The Affiliate will have a non-exclusive, limited term licence to use trademarks, logos, and copyrighted material that the owner provided to the Affiliate for use solely on the home page that the Affiliate designated in the Affiliate Application. The Affiliate may only use images that the Owner specifically makes available to the Owner Affiliate members at the area if its website that is specifically designated as approved images for Affiliate Program Members. The Affiliate may not distribute, reproduce, modify, amend, these images in any way. The Affiliate may use these images only for the purpose of promoting the Owner’s website and products on the Affiliate’s website in compliance with the Affiliate Program policies and procedures and the terms of this agreement and any policies the Owner may create and amend from time to time regarding the Affiliate Program.

 

13. PRODUCT AVAILABILITY

The Owner cannot guarantee product availability or the term of any special price promotion or offer.

14. RESPONSIBILITIES

The Affiliate is responsible for all matters pertaining to the Affiliate own website including its development, maintenance, operation and placing links on the Affiliate’s site in compliance with the terms of Affiliate Program. The Affiliate is completely responsible for all items that appear on its site and for assuring that such items do not infringe upon or violate the rights of any other party. The Owner is not responsible for matter pertaining to any Affiliate’s site or the content thereof and the Affiliate holds the Owner harmless and indemnifies the Owner from any and all claims, suits, threats, demands, liability, actions, causes of action related in any way to the Affiliate’s website and business. Such indemnity includes the Owner costs and attorney fees in defending any such matter. The Affiliate represents and warrants to the Owner that its site does not and will not contain any materials that are illegal, and that the Affiliate’s site is not operated for an illegal purpose or in an illegal manner.

15. REPRESENTATION AND WARRANTIES

The Affiliate hereby represents and warrants to the Owner to have the complete power and authority to enter into this Agreement and that this Agreement constitute a valid and legally enforceable agreement. The entry of this agreement has been duly and validly authorized by all necessary corporate or other organizational actions and approvals. The Affiliate’s entry of these Agreement is not prohibited by the terms of any document, it is contrary to any law, rule or regulations, and is not in violation of any court or administrative order.


16. TERMS

The effectiveness of this Agreement shall not commence until the Affiliate Program Application is accepted by the Owner. The effectiveness hereof and binding effect shall occur upon the owner acceptance of the Affiliate Program Application. This Agreement shall remain in full force and effect until terminated by the Affiliate or by the Owner. Either the Owner or Affiliate may terminate this Agreement at any time, with or without any cause, by giving the other party written notice of termination in compliance with the Agreement. Notices sent hereunder shall be via Email to the Affiliate at the Email address indicated in the Affiliate Program Application. And all notices to the Affiliate via Email at such address shall be deemed to be effective notice to the Affiliate for all purposes.

17. TERMINATION

The Affiliate will forfeit all rights to receive past commissions that may have accrued to the Affiliate if this Agreement is terminated as a result of Affiliate failure to comply with the Terms of this Agreements or any policies and procedures of Affiliate Program that may be established and amended by the Owner in its discretion from time to time. If this Agreement is terminated for any other reason, the Affiliate will have a right to receive its accrued commissions through the effective date of termination; provided that if the Affiliate total commissions due hereunder do not exceed [AMOUNT], such accrued commission shall be forfeited. The Owner has the right to withhold financial commission payment for sufficient time on other to assure that the amount paid to the Affiliate is accurate and not subject to later adjustment for returns or any other reason. If following final payment, the Owner determines that the amount of commissions that the Affiliate were paid was too high, as a result of subsequent returns or any other adjustment or reason, the differential shall be a debt from the Affiliate to the Owner and the Owner shall have legal right to receive a refund of such overpaid commission from the Affiliate.

 

18. MODIFICATIONS

The Owner reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion, to modify any terms and conditions of the Affiliate Program and terms and conditions of this Agreement upon notice to the Affiliate. Notice of any changes may be given via Email to the Affiliate or by posting such changes in the Affiliate Program sections of the Owner’s website. Such changes and modifications will take effect upon transmission of Email or posting on the Owners website. The Affiliate may terminate participation in Affiliate program if any of these modifications are unacceptable to the Affiliate and such termination shall be the Affiliate sole and exclusive remedy. If the Affiliate continues to participate in the Affiliate program following such modifications, the Affiliate will be deemed by the Affiliate continues participation to accept all such changes.

 

19. LIABILITIES
(a)
The Owner hereby disclaims all warranties and liability relating to any downtime or failure for users to be able to access its website. To access website using the link from the Affiliate’s website. Furthermore, the owner shall not be responsible for and hereby disclaims any and all warranties related to its website, the Affiliate Program, the Affiliate participation in the Affiliate Program, the Affiliate ability to make any commission or otherwise profit through participation in the Affiliate Program, including but not limited to any warranties of fitness for any particular purpose or Merchantability, non-infringement, or any claim made based upon the Owner’s course of dealing or usage of trade. The Owner does not represent or warrant that its website or any Application, including but not limited to its link tracking features, will be error free or that they will function without interruption.

(b) The Owner shall not be responsible for any direct or indirect damage or liabilities of any nature, including but not limited or incidental, consequential, indirect, or special damages, loss profits, lost business opportunity or any other damages; regardless of whether the Owner was or have been advised of responsibility of the same and took no action to prevent the same.

(c) Without limiting the forgoing, the Owner total liability for any damages arising hereunder shall never exceed the total commissions paid and payable by the Owner pursuant to the terms here.

20. CONFIDENTIALITY

In the event that any information is disclosed to the Affiliate through the Affiliate participation in the Affiliate Program related in any way to the Owner company and business which the Owner deem to be confidential and proprietary, the Affiliate agrees to hold such information in the strictest of confidence and not to disclose such information to any other party or to use such information for the Affiliate’s own purposes. Confidential information regarding the Owner changes or modifications to this agreement or this Affiliate Program (which the Owner shall have no obligation to the make) or any special treatment that the Affiliate may receive (which the Owner reserves the right to provide in its sole discretion to any affiliate). Confidential information shall also include any and all information related to the Owner’s business, business plans, marketing plans, user statistics, financial information, pricing, profits, membership form, affiliations, sales information, and all other information which the Owner considers to be all confidential and proprietary.

21. INDEMINIFICATION

The Affiliate hereby indemnifies and hold the Owner, and all of the Owner stockholders, officers, directors, employees, contractors, affiliates, agents, successors and assigns harmless from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages actions, causes of action, suits threats, demands, settlements, including all cost and attorney fees related thereto, that Owner may incur and which are based in whole or in part upon the Affiliate participation in the Affiliate Program, any claim that any of the Affiliate trademarks and other proprietary material infringe upon the rights of any other party, the Affiliate breach of any term, covenants, condition, representation or warranty contained in this Agreement or any policies of participation in the Affiliate Program, or any claim related directly or indirectly to the Affiliate use, operation or the content of the Affiliate’s website.

22. GOVERNING LAW

This Agreement shall be interpreted under the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

23. RELATIONSHIP OF THE PARTIES

The parties hereto are independent contractors, and nothing contained herein shall be interpreted as creating any relationship other than that of independent contracting parties. The parties shall not be construed as being Partners, Joint Ventures, Shareholders, Employer/Employee, or Agent/Servant. The Affiliate has no power or authority to bind the Owner to any obligation, agreement, debt or liability. The Affiliate shall not hold itself out as an agent or representative of the Owner.

24. NOTICES

Notices to the Owner shall be certified mail, return receipt requested address contained in the Agreement, or such other address that the Owner provide notice of to the Affiliate via Email or by posting the same on the Owner website. Notices to the Affiliate shall be by Email addressed to the Email address that the Affiliate provided to the Owner in the Affiliate Program Application or by posting such notices to the Affiliate section of the Owner website. It shall be Affiliate responsibility to check the affiliate section of the Owner website periodically to monitor all notices set forth thereon.

25. ASSIGNMENT

This agreement is only for the benefit of the party that the Affiliate list is Affiliate Program Application. The Affiliate shall have no right to assign this Agreement or any benefits or Obligation hereunder to any other party or legal entity. Any attempted assignment shall be void.

26. ENTIRE AGREEMENT

This Agreement sets forth the entire agreement and understanding between parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior discussions, understandings, agreements, representations, warranties or covenants between the parties related to the subject matter thereof. This Agreement may only be amended by the writing signed by the authorized representative of each of the parties, except as the otherwise set forth herein. Any waiver of breach or default under this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of any subsequent or other breach or default shall not serve to modify agreements set forth herein.

If any provision of term of this Agreement is held to be invalid for any reason, it shall not affect the enforceability of this Agreement or any other condition of this Agreement.

Schedule ‘A’

Commissions20%

Payment Due Date28th Day of every Month.

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