Network Terms and Conditions
#11A, 11th Floor,Melange Towers, Madhapur, Hyderabad - 500081, AP, India., provides you access to our CapsLock Affiliate Program subject to your compliance with the terms and conditions below (“Agreement”). Please read this Agreement carefully. By enrolling or participating as an CapsLock Affiliate (“Affiliate”) with CapsLock whereby you receive compensation from a Merchant based on tracked actions for products or services, by placing Merchant Links on your website, you, the Affiliate, agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.
The following terms shall have the meanings set forth below “Affiliate” means a person or company that agrees to promote a Merchant's products or website on the Merchant's Terms in exchange for payment.
“Affiliate Program” means a pay-for-performance program where an Affiliate receives a commission for sending a visitor to a Merchant Site or generating a Lead or Sale.
“Affiliate Site” means the Internet World Wide Web presence operated by or for Affiliate, (as modified to comply with the provisions of this Agreement, and future versions, upgrades, successors and replacements thereof).
“Campaign” means a logical grouping of Events through which Merchants manage their program. For example, a campaign might be called ‘Book Sales’ and include Events which record only sales for books.
“End User” means a user who clicks to the Merchant Site from the Merchant Links.
“End User Data” means all information and data of an End User, including, but not limited to, all tax return data, name, address, telephone number and e-mail address.
“Event” means individual actions such as clicks (the clicking of a link by an internet user) or sales within each Campaign that are tracked and recorded in an CapsLock Transaction Table.
“Intellectual Property” means all industrial and intellectual property rights existing from time to time including any patents, design rights, registered designs, trademarks, service marks, copyrights, moral rights, trade secrets, know-how, and all applications and registrations therefore, and all goodwill associated therewith.
“Lead” means when a user performs a specified action such as filling out a form, registering, or downloading from a Merchant's Site.
“CapsLock Codes” are the HTML (HyperText Markup Language, the authoring language used to create documents on the World Wide Web) code and tags provided to the Affiliate via the CapsLock Affiliate Manager. These codes are intended to be placed as provided into the HTML of approved Affiliate websites.
“CapsLock Transaction Table” means a table in CapsLock’s online database that contains information about visitor actions related to Merchant Links and Affiliates.
“CapsLock Transaction” means any Event caused by the action of an End User which is recorded by CapsLock and written to the CapsLock Transaction Table.
“CapsLock Services” means the various related content, links, products and services provided by CapsLock on or through the CapsLock Site.
“CapsLock Site” means the Internet World Wide Web presence operated by or forCapsLock, located on the Internet through the http://web.capslocknetwork.com URL (as modified to comply with the provisions of this Agreement, and future versions, upgrades, successors and replacements thereof).
“Marks” means logos, trademarks, trade names, service marks or other identifying emblems, words or designs of CapsLock or Merchant , as the case may be, to designate and identify itself or the particular products or services its offers.
“Merchant” means a person or company that places links into the CapsLock Site and agrees to pay Affiliates for promoting their products or website via these links.
“Merchant Link(s)” means an advertisement in the form of a banner, text link, or storefront displayed on an Affiliate Site or in an email or newsletter. When clicked, the link directs the user to a Merchant Site.
“Merchant Service(s)” means the product(s) or service(s) offered by the Merchant through the Merchant Site.
“Merchant Site” means the Internet World Wide Web presence operated by or for Merchant, (as modified to comply with the provisions of this Agreement, and future versions, upgrades, successors and replacements thereof).
“Sale” means when an End User purchases a Merchant Service.
“Service Level Minimums” means industry standard service levels for like services, including, without limitation, standards for supporting online transactions, providing accurate and secure transmission of personal, credit card and other information.
All other initially capitalized terms shall have the meanings assigned to them in this Agreement.
2. LICENSES/OWNERSHIP OF CapsLock SITE
2.1 Rights Granted by Affiliate
(a) License; License Restrictions. Affiliate grants to CapsLock a nonexclusive, nontransferable, royalty-free (without right to sublicense) license to use and display, during the term of this Agreement, the Affiliate Marks, solely for the purpose of linking to the Affiliate Site. CapsLock agrees that the Affiliate Marks are and will remain the sole property of Affiliate and agrees not to contest the ownership of such Affiliate Marks, nor misappropriate the Affiliate Marks for CapsLock’s own use. Affiliate reserves all rights to control the use of the Affiliate Marks, and CapsLock shall not change or modify the Affiliate Marks in any manner without prior written authorization from Affiliate.
(b) Reservation of Rights. Except as expressly granted in this Agreement, CapsLock shall have no other rights of any kind in the Affiliate Marks or the Affiliate Site. Under no circumstances will anything in this Agreement be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, a license to any of Affiliate’s Intellectual Property or proprietary technology other than the use of the Affiliate Marks in accordance with the terms of this Agreement. CapsLock acknowledges that the Affiliate Services are the sole property of Affiliate, and this Agreement only grants a limited right to link to the Affiliate Site under the terms and conditions of this Agreement. The Affiliate Marks may not be used as a feature or design element of any other logo unless agreed upon by Affiliate.
3. CPM Offers
CPM offers (banners, skyscrapers and leaderboards) must be placed above the fold of your site's Web pages. You may not run the ad code at the bottom of the pages. We treat as one impression per page even though you place more than one.
All CPM statistics shown are subject to auditing.
CPM payments are made on a Net 45 Days basis after receiving the invoice and the Total Impressions will be set to zero after payment. Impressions may trail up to 24 hours.
CapsLock reserves the right to suspend the account and forfeit all its earnings, if we find any adult content or suspicious traffic or account inactive for more than six months.
The Affiliate is not barred by this agreement from participating in any other Affiliate Program offered by an CapsLock competitor. In addition, with CapsLock, an Affiliate can join any Merchant Affiliate Program subject to the approval of that Merchant and any additional terms and conditions they may specify.
5.1 Commission Fees
Affiliate will receive commission for Events based on the reports from the commission structure offered by Merchant (as such are offered from time to time) for all approved Merchant Campaigns.
5.2 Payment Terms
(a) All payments are based on CapsLock Transactions as defined, accounted, and audited by CapsLock.
(b) All accounts will be settled in Indian Rupees. No checks will be issued for any amounts less than Rs.500. The minimum payment for Money Bookers is also Rs.500 if you opt for Money Bookers. Any amounts less than Rs.500 will carry over to the next month. Every Affiliate account (where applicable) must have a unique PAN Number.
(c) Affiliate’s right to access Affiliate account with CapsLock is subject to any limits established by CapsLock, or its contractors.
(d) Affiliate is responsible for maintaining the correct contact and payment information associated with Affiliate account. This must be done online using the CapsLock Affiliate Manager. Returned or cancelled payment bank/service fees due to any error in Affiliate contact or payment information are Affiliate’s responsibility, and will be deducted from Affiliate account balance.
(e) All Indian based Publishers are required to raise Invoice on “CapsLock Digital Solutions Pvt. Ltd” giving their Service tax No and PAN. Providing PAN is Mandatory and we will be deducting TDS on amount payable to you. If the Publisher does not raise Invoice continously for 6 months, then his entire past earnings would be cancelled.
6. REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES AND COVENANTS
6.1 By CapsLock
CapsLock represents, warrants and covenants that: (i) it has sufficient rights to grant Affiliate the rights and licenses set forth herein; (ii) to the best of its knowledge, the Capslock Services and the CapsLock Site do not and will not violate any applicable law or regulation; (iii) the execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement by it does not conflict with any agreement to which it is a party or by which it may be bound; (iv) it has full legal authority to enter into this Agreement and to carry out the provisions hereof.
6.2 By Affiliate
Affiliate represents, warrants and covenants that: (i) it has sufficient rights to grant CapsLock the rights and licenses set forth herein; (ii) to the best of its knowledge, the Affiliate Services and the Affiliate Site does not and will not violate any applicable law or regulation; (iii) the execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement by it does not conflict with any agreement to which it is a party or by which it may be bound; and (iv) it has full legal authority to enter into this Agreement and to carry out the provisions hereof.
7. DISCLAIMERS; LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
7.1 Disclaimer of Warranties
Except As Set Forth In Sections 3 and 6, Affiliate’s Obligation To Meet Service Level Minimums, And CapsLock’s Obligation To Meet A Service Level Guarantee, Neither Party Makes Any Warranties Of Any Kind, Either Express Or Implied, As To The Affiliate Service Or The CapsLock Service Including, But Not Limited To, A Warranty Of Fitness For A Particular Purpose Or Warranty Of Merchantability.
7.2 Limitation of Liability
Except As Provided In Sections 8 And 9, In No Event Shall Either Party, Or Its Respective Affiliates, Subsidiaries, Parent Companies Or Their Respective Officers, Directors, Agents Or Employees, Be Liable To The Other Party For Any Indirect, Incidental, Special, Exemplary, Potential Or Consequential Damages (Including, Without Limitation, Loss Of Opportunity, Loss Of Goodwill, Lost Profits Or Lost Revenues) Even If A Party Has Been Previously Advised Of The Possibility Of Such Damages.
8. FORCE MAJEURE
A party shall not be considered to be in default in the performance of any obligations under this Agreement when a failure of performance shall be due to an uncontrollable force. The term “uncontrollable force,” as used in this Agreement, shall mean an unanticipated event which is not reasonably within the control of the affected party and which by exercise of reasonable due diligence, such affected party could not reasonably have been expected to avoid, overcome or obtain or cause to be obtained a commercially reasonable substitute there for. Such causes may include, without limitation, the following: flood, earthquake, tornado, storm, fire, terrorist attack,explosion, public emergency, civil disobedience, labor dispute, labor or material shortage, sabotage, restraint by court order or public authority (whether valid or invalid), and action or non-action by or inability to obtain or keep the necessary authorizations or approvals from any governmental agency or authority; however,no party shall be relieved of its obligations hereunder, if its failure of performance is due to removable or remediable causes which such party fails to remove or remedy using commercially reasonable efforts within a reasonable time period. Either party rendered unable to fulfill any of its obligations under this Agreement by reason of an uncontrollable force shall give prompt notice of such fact to the other, followed by written confirmation of that notice, and shall exercise due diligence to remove such inability with all reasonable dispatch.
9.1 By Affiliate
Affiliate agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless CapsLock and its officers, directors, employees, agents, successors and assigns from and against any and all losses, liabilities, damages, penalties and claims and all related costs and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) related to claims made by third parties against CapsLock: (i) alleging that Affiliate’s Marks or other Intellectual Property infringe the patents, copyrights, trademarks or service marks or other Intellectual Property rights of such third parties; (ii) arising out of or relating to the Affiliate Service or the Affiliate Marks; or (iii) due to a breach by Affiliate of its warranties, representations, obligations or covenants or otherwise breaches this Agreement.
The Indemnified Party shall (i) promptly notify the Indemnifying Party in writing of such suit, claim, or proceeding; (ii) give the Indemnifying Party reasonable information, assistance and cooperation required to defend such suit, claim, or proceeding; and (iii) allow the Indemnifying Party to control the defense of any such action and all negotiations for its settlement or compromise. The Indemnified Party may be represented in the defense of any such claim, at the Indemnified Party's expense, by counsel of the Indemnified Party's selection. The Indemnifying Party shall have no liability for settlements or costs incurred without its consent. The Indemnifying Party shall not enter into any settlement that imposes liability or restrictions on the Indemnified Party without the Indemnified Party's prior written consent, such consent not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed.
10. OWNERSHIP OF USER DATA; CONFIDENTIALITY
CapsLock and Affiliate agree that any and all information identified by the other as “Confidential” and/or “Proprietary”, or which, under all of the circumstances, ought reasonably to be treated as Confidential and/or Proprietary, will not be directly or indirectly disclosed to any third person without the express consent of the other party for a period of three (3) years following termination of this Agreement and that neither party will make use of Confidential Information except under the terms of this Agreement. These confidentiality obligations shall not apply to any information which: (i) is or subsequently becomes available to the general public other than through a breach by the receiving party; (ii) is already known to the receiving party before disclosure by the disclosing party; (iii) is developed through the independent efforts of the receiving party; (iv) the receiving party rightfully receives from a third party without restriction as to confidentiality or use; or (v) is requested pursuant to a subpoena; provided, that the party responding to such subpoena gives the other party reasonable notice and opportunity to intervene to quash such subpoena.
10.2 Privacy of Consumer Financial Information
Notwithstanding anything in this Agreement to the contrary, if it is necessary for Affiliate to disclose any End User Data to CapsLock for any reason, CapsLock agrees that at no time shall CapsLock use or disclose any such End User Data that CapsLock may obtain in connection with this Agreement, except as required by law; provided that nothing herein shall require Affiliate to disclose End User Data to CapsLock.
11. TERM OF AGREEMENT AND TERMINATION
If Affiliate is dissatisfied with Affiliate account in the CapsLock Affiliate Program or with any of the terms and conditions contained herein, Affiliate’s sole and exclusive remedy is to terminate Affiliate account. Affiliate may cancel participation in the CapsLock Affiliate Program at any time by sending notice in accordance with section 12.7.
The term of this Agreement shall begin on the date the Affiliate applies for an account and shall continue until terminated by any of the actions enumerated in section 11.2.
This Agreement will terminate in the event of any of the following:
(a) On the tenth (10th) day after a material breach, provided one party gives the other written notice of a material breach by the other of this Agreement and a request for a cure, unless the breach is cured before that day;
(b) Immediately once notice of termination by either party is received by the other party in accordance with section 12.7.
11.3 Effect of Termination
Upon termination of this Agreement, all licenses granted by Affiliate hereunder shall automatically terminate.
Sections 5 (to the extent the payment obligations accrue prior to termination), 7, 9, 10, 11.3 and 12 shall survive any expiration or termination of this Agreement.
CapsLock reserves the right, at its sole discretion to suspend the Affiliate if it suspects a material breach of section 3.2. If CapsLock takes action to suspend, CapsLock may do so immediately, but CapsLock is not relieved of its obligation to notify the Affiliate per section 11.2(a).
12.1 Choice of Law
The Parties agree that this Agreement shall be governed by Indian Law.
Affiliate may not assign all or any portion of this Agreement without the prior written consent of CapsLock, which consent may be withheld at CapsLock’s sole discretion.
12.3 Relationship of the Parties
No partnership, joint venture, employment, agency, franchise, or other form of agreement or relationship is intended by this Agreement. The parties shall be independent contractors for all purposes in connection with this Agreement.
12.4 Entire Agreement
The parties agree that this Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties as of the date hereof with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous communications, whether oral or written. The parties agree that this Agreement may be modified or amended from time to time hereafter by CapsLock as it deems necessary and Affiliate agrees (in consideration for CapsLock agreeing to continue doing business with Affiliate) to be bound by such amendments, however, no such modification or amendment shall act to increase any financial obligation which Affiliate may otherwise have to CapsLock pursuant to this Agreement.
12.5 Press Releases
Neither party shall issue any press release or announcement relating to the relationship contemplated by this Agreement without the prior written consent of the other party.
This Agreement may be executed in one or more counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original, but all of which taken together shall constitute one and the same instrument.
All notices, requests, consents, and other communications under this Agreement from Affiliate shall be in writing and shall be deemed delivered (i) two business days after being sent by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, postage prepaid or (ii) one business day after being sent via a reputable nationwide overnight courier service guaranteeing next business day delivery. If from CapsLock to Affiliate, immediately upon electronic mail to the primary contact email address is deemed an acceptable means of notification. In each case to the intended recipient as set forth below:
If to Affiliate by electronic mail to the primary contact e-mail address,
If to #11A, 11th Floor,Melange Towers, Madhapur, Hyderabad - 500081, AP, India, Attention: Via electronic mail using the form available at http://web.capslocknetwork.com/contactus.aspx or at such other address or addresses as may have been furnished in writing by CapsLock to the other Party in the manner set forth in this section as deemed appropriate.
12.8 Section Headings
Section headings are for descriptive purposes only and shall not be used to interpret the meaning of this Agreement.
12.9 Attorneys’ Fees
If either party fails to pay any amounts due under this Agreement or otherwise breaches this Agreement and the non-breaching party retains an attorney to collect such amounts or remedy such breach, then the breaching party shall be obligated to pay any amounts due herein including said non-breaching reasonable attorneys’ fees incurred in collecting such amounts and court costs.
No delay or omission of either party in exercising any right accruing upon any default of the other party shall impair any such right or be construed to be a waiver thereof, and every such right may be exercised at any time during the continuance of such default. A waiver by either of the parties of a breach or a default under any of the terms and conditions of this Agreement by the other party shall not be construed to be a waiver thereof. A waiver by either of the parties of a breach or a default under any of the terms and conditions of this Agreement by the other party shall not be construed to be a waiver of any subsequent breach or default of any other term or condition of this Agreement. No remedy provided in this Agreement.