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Affiliate terms & conditions

Terms and Conditions
 
This Affiliate Service Agreement (the "Agreement") is made by and between dfrobot, ("dfrobot.com"; “dfrobot.com.cn”), and you, as an Affiliate utilizing the dfrobot service ("You", "Your", "Affiliate"). 
 
You must agree to abide by the terms and conditions contained in this Agreement in order to participate. Please read this Agreement carefully before registering and using the Service as an Affiliate. By signing up for dfrobot.com/affiliate, you indicate your acceptance of this Agreement and its terms and conditions. If you do not accept this Agreement, do not use the drobot.com Affiliate Service.
 
The following agreement is summarized as follows:
  • You place our commercial banners anywhere on your site as you see fit, or within non-spam emails.
  • We may email you concerning new commercial programs
  • We might change the service here and then
  • Adult, Hate, or other related sites are not allowed
  • You will be paid your commissions, as determined by account balance
  • All statistics are collected and calculated by dfrobot.com, and will be the only valid stats used for determining commissions.
  • Any page that contains dfrobot.com links, banners, or code must be written in English.
  • As an affiliate, you can only have 1 account. You can list multiple domains in one account, but only one account is allowed. Self-referrals for affiliate accounts are prohibited.
  • International affiliates (those with addresses outside of China) are paid via Direct Deposit where possible.
  • Your physical address listed for receiving checks MUST be your actual address. Mail forwarding services, for the purpose of avoiding network demographics, is NOT allowed. For example, if you choose USA as your country, you must be in the USA. If you choose Russia as a country, you must be in Russia.
  • You won't hold us liable for anything, a link to a non-dfrobot.com Web site does not mean that dfrobot.com endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content or the use of such Web site.
  • You cannot SPAM. We will terminate your account on the first offense of SPAMMING. Do not send email to lists or groups that you do not have permission to send to. We cannot stress this enough, we WILL terminate your account on the offense.
  • You may place banners or links within your newsletters, in content of your website, or within other web related content.
  • Affiliate accounts that are left inactive will be removed from our system if their credit is equal to or less than $100. At no time will an affiliate ever owe monies to dfrobot. based on fees - the account will simply be closed. An abandoned affiliate account is defined as any account that has not been logged in to for a period of 6 months, nor have any transactions been posted to that account. If one or the other of those conditions are true - the account will remain in an active state.
  1. NOT ALLOWED: All other uses of banners or links, such as newsgroups, chat rooms, ICQ, message boards, banner networks etc. are NOT allowed.
  2. NOT ALLOWED: Any placement of creative in a "Desktop" advertising scheme. This includes any and all 3rd party advertising platforms that use a desktop application to display ads in any form.
  3. NOT ALLOWED: Any display of a window that isn't the result of a direct click by the end-user.
  4. Failure to abide by these rules could mean termination from a given affiliate program.
  5. Fraud is a serious offense, and will be treated as such. Fraud is defined as any action that intentionally attempts to create sales, leads, or click-throughs using robots, frames, iframes, scripts, or manually "refreshing" of pages, for the sole purpose of creating commissions. ANY ATTEMPTED FRAUD OR FRAUD WILL RESULT IN MEMBERSHIP TERMINATION AND VOIDED COMMISSIONS.
  6. dfrobot.com holds rights to the levels of membership, and your status will be upgraded accordingly. 
 
PRIVACY POLICY
 
Dfrobot.com respects the privacy of its users and will not disclose personal information to third parties without the express permission of You and Your company. If You have any questions please contact marketing@dfrobot.com. 
 
DEFINITIONS
 
"Affiliate" means an individual or business generating their own traffic and thus rewarded for legitimate sales, leads, clicks, or other measurable action. Affiliates use dfrobot.com to facilitate relationships as well as gain tracking, reporting, and receipt of commission payment. 
 
"Visitor" means any person, or user that clicks on a Link to an open commercial Website placed on an Affiliate's Web site. 
 
"sale commission" means the Payout dfrobot sets and agrees to pay for Visitors referred to dfrobot’s Website(s) that results in a sale of a product or service. The sale could occur at the time of the visit or at a later time not to exceed 30 days. If a sale occurs after 30 days and the Visitor has not returned through an authorized Affiliate's site, then no Payout shall occur.
 
"lead commission" means the Payout dfrobot sets and agrees to pay for Visitors referred to the dfrobot’s Website(s) that results in the Visitor performing an action defined by dfrobot. Such an action could include filling out a form, joining a mailing list, or other mechanism to identify potential customers. The action could occur at the time of the visit or at a later time not to exceed 30 days. If an action occurs after 30 days and the Visitor has not returned through an authorized Affiliate's site, then no Payout shall occur.
 
"click commission" means the Payout dfrobot sets and agrees to pay for a valid click from an Affiliate Partner's site to dfrobot's site(s) that results in being viewable to the Visitor. A click is deemed valid when it meets certain criteria as defined on the Web site or in this agreement, which criteria may change from time to time. 
 
"Payout" means the amount of sale commission, lead commission, or click commission dfrobot agrees to pay for an individual measurable action. The Payout is defined as either a percetage of a total sale amount, or as a set bounty (flat rate) per action. 
 
"Commission" means the amount sale commission, lead commission, or click commission dfrobot agrees to pay for an individual measurable action. The Payout is defined as either a percetage of a total sale amount, or as a set bounty (flat rate) per action. 
 
"Link" means a hyperlink placed on an Affiliate's site that, when clicked on, sends a Visitor through to a dfrobot-owned website via redirection. Links take many forms including text, a product image, buttons, banners, videos or any other format acceptable.
 
"Your Account" means a specific account within the Service, where Commissions Credits are deposited. 
 
THE SERVICE
 
dfrobot.com has developed and operates a service which allows Affiliates to participate in Affiliate Marketing programs. As an Affiliate of dfrobot.com you will be establishing arrangements with third party organizations. All Affiliate relationships established will be conducted and managed through the Service.
 
LINK PLACEMENT 
 
As an Affiliate of the Service, you may place and remove commercial Links on Your site and in acceptable locations. 
You place our commercial banners anywhere on your site as you see fit, or within non-spam emails.
Adult, Hate, or other related sites are not allowed
Any page that contains dfrobot.com links, banners, or code must be written in English.
SPAM is not allowed. We will terminate your account on the first offense of SPAMMING. Do not send email to lists or groups that you do not have permission to send to, we WILL terminate your account on the first offense.
NOT ALLOWED: All other uses of banners or links, such as newsgroups, chat rooms, ICQ, message boards, banner networks etc. are NOT allowed.
NOT ALLOWED: Any placement of creative in a "Desktop" advertising scheme. This includes any and all 3rd party advertising platforms that use a desktop application to display ads in any form.
NOT ALLOWED: Any display of a window that isn't the result of a direct click by the end-user.
 
 
AFFILIATE PAYMENT 
 
You will receive a Commission for sending a dfrobot authorized sales, leads, and/or clicks via Your Links. In order to place Links, You must first be approved by dfrobot to become an Affiliate of that Affiliate program. You understand that the Payout amount may be changed at any time. This information is also available to You. You are responsible for determining if the Payout for a Link You have placed on Your site has changed or been discontinued. You receive the Commission from dfrobot.com. Payments are made automatically each month. Money credited to Your Account does not accrue interest. 
 
SERVICE AND SUPPORT 
 
dfrobot.com will provide support for the Affiliate Service as indicated on owned Websites. 
 
EMAIL CONTACT 
 
dfrobot.com reserves the right to send e-mail to You for the purposes of informing you of applicable changes or additions to the Affiliate Service or any related products and services. 
 
CHANGES TO THE SERVICE 
 
dfrobot.com reserves the right to change, modify, add or remove portions of this Agreement at any time and may add to, change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the Service at any time. In the event of any material change, dfrobot.com will notify You via e-mail, newsletter or the owned Website at least 7 days prior to any such changes taking effect, at which time You may either agree to such changes or withdraw from the Service. 
 
REGISTRATION 
 
To sign up as an Affiliate of dfrobot.com and to use the Service as an Affiliate Partner you must be at least 18 (eighteen) years of age. 
 
THE FOLLOWING TYPES OF SITES ARE NOT ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE: ADULT SITES, SITES THAT DISPLAY ADULT BANNERS, SITES THAT PROMOTE VIOLENCE, BIGOTRY, OR HATRED. SITES THAT PROMOTE ILLEGAL ACTIVITY, including but not limited to WAREZ, CRACKING, and HACKING SITES. As part of the registration process, You will select a username and password combination that You use to access Your Affiliate area within the Service. You shall provide accurate, complete and updated registration information. You may not select the name of another person with the intent to impersonate that person or deceive members or other users as to Your true identity. You agree that dfrobot.com may rely on any data, notice, instruction or request furnished by You which is reasonably believed to be genuine and to have been sent or presented to be authorized to act on Your behalf. You shall notify dfrobot.com by e-mail at marketing@dfrobot.com of any known or suspected unauthorized uses of Your Account, or any known or suspected breach of security, including loss, theft or unauthorized disclosure of Your username and password. You shall be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of Your username and password and You are responsible for all usage and activity on Your Account, including use of the account by a third party authorized by You to use Your Account. Any fraudulent, abusive or otherwise illegal activity may be grounds for termination and referral to the appropriate law enforcement agencies. 
 
ACCEPTED USE
 
You represent to dfrobot.com that all content You provide to the Service is solely owned by You or provided by You with the express authority of the company You represent, does not infringe upon any other individual's or organization's rights (including, without limitation, intellectual property rights) and is not defamatory, libelous, unlawful or otherwise objectionable. You shall not provide, promote, distribute, place or otherwise publish as an Affiliate of the Service any content, or Web site that includes content, which is libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, fraudulent or violates any law. You shall remain solely responsible for Your content and Web site. As an Affiliate, You may not artificially inflate traffic counts to site(s) using any device, program, robot or other means, including but not limited to JavaScript pop-up windows and redirects. You may not click on Your own banners and/or links or submit multiple leads to Your affiliate partners.
 
Any Link placed must be done in such a way that it is not misleading to any Visitor and done with the intention of delivering valid sales, leads, or clicks to the related Link.
 
dfrobot.com RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DEEM ANY SITE INAPPROPRIATE AND TERMINATE THE AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIP OF dfrobot.com. If You are terminated from the Service, dfrobot.com has the right to withhold money You earned within the Service or money that You owe within the Service and You will not be allowed to re-join.
 
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
 
dfrobot.com OR ITS SUPPLIERS OR RESELLERS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON FOR (I) ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY CHARACTER ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE DFROBOT Affiliate SERVICE OR ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED OR ANY OTHER HYPERLINKED WEB SITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF GOODWILL, ANY LOST PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF PROGRAMS OR OTHER DATA, EVEN IF dfrobot.com OR AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR (II) ANY CLAIM ATTRIBUTABLE TO ERRORS, OMISSIONS OR OTHER INACCURACIES IN THE WEB SITE OR ANY HYPERLINKED WEB SITE. BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS, DFROBOT'S LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO THE SMALLEST AMOUNT PERMITTED BY LAW. THIS PARAGRAPH WILL SURVIVE THE FAILURE OF ANY EXCLUSIVE OR LIMITED REMEDY. 
 
You agree that dfrobot.com, although the provider of the Service, has no responsibility or liability as a result of Your placement of authorized Links from Your Web site, and You jointly and severally agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless dfrobot.com and its affiliates, officers, directors, employees and agents from and against any and all liability, claims, losses, damages, injuries or expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees) directly or indirectly arising from or relating to any offer or any other matter related to this Agreement or the subject matter hereof and any dispute relating thereto.
 
dfrobot.com agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Affiliate and its affiliates, officers, directors, employees and agents from and against any and all liability, claims, losses, damages, injuries or expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees) directly or indirectly arising from or relating to dfrobot.com's negligence or willful misconduct in performance of the Services or its breach of this Agreement. 
 
NON-DISCLOSURE
 
dfrobot.com acknowledges that in the course of this Agreement it shall have access to confidential and proprietary information ("Confidential Information") of Your company. dfrobot.com agrees not to disclose or disseminate the Confidential Information without Your prior express written consent. dfrobot.com does not collect information about affiliate transactions, other than what is passed to us through the installed tracking code and displayed on Your own transaction reports. Any information we receive is used solely for tracking and Commission payment purposes. dfrobot.com reserves the right to be able to utilize this data in aggregate to analyze Service trends, monitor Service efficiencies, and perform such other analysis as dfrobot.com deems appropriate.