Affiliate Program: Terms & Conditions
BECOME A ORTEGACIGARS.COM AFFILIATE PARTNER
YOU MUST FIRST REGISTER
In order to become an affiliate, you must first register on ortegacigars.com. Once registered, please contact our Affiliate Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or simply Click Here to open the Affiliate Dashboard and opt to become an affiliate. Affiliate participants must first be approved by the affiliate manager, once approval has been confirmed, you will be notified.
This agreement describes the terms and conditions for the Ortegacigars.com Affiliate Program. The terms “you”, “your”, “affiliate(s)” refers to you and “we”, “our” refers to Ortegacigars.com. By submitting an application to join our affiliate program, you agree to the terms and conditions that are stated in this agreement.
TERM OF DURATION
The terms and conditions stated in this agreement will begin once we accept your affiliate application and will end when either party terminates the affiliate relationship.
AFFILIATE ACCOUNT INTERFACE
Each Ortegacigars.com affiliate will have access to an affiliate account interface. Access to this account interface will be granted with the username and password that the affiliate creates when submitting the affiliate application once Ortegacigars.com approves the affiliate’s application. Within the account interface, affiliates will be able to set up links and generate codes for banner advertisements. Affiliates will also have the option to run reports and update their personal profile.
AFFILIATE LINKS & TRACKING
Each affiliate will be assigned a unique affiliate ID that will be embedded into all links that are generated from the Ortegacigars.com Affiliate Interface. This unique affiliate ID will be used for order tracking purposes. All affiliate links will have a 30-Day cookie.
You will receive an affiliate commission for every “shipped” order that is received from your Ortegacigars.com affiliate links. A “shipped” order is defined as an order that has be sent via your Ortegacigars.com affiliate link which has been processed and shipped to the customer. There may be times when “shipped” orders are changed to a “canceled” status. This occurs when a customer cancels that order. You will not receive commissions on orders that have changed from a “shipped” status to a “canceled” status. In other words, you will not receive commissions on orders that have been canceled. Upon signup and account approval, each affiliate will receive 10% of sale revenue as a commission for each “shipped” order that is received from the Ortegacigars.com affiliate links. Your account will be reviewed after 90 days from signup, at this time, we may increase your commission rate. Any increase in commission will depend on your account performance and is based on the number of sales, canceled orders, traffic, etc. If your commission is increased, we will contact you via email. We reserve the right to decrease the commission back to 5%, however, the affiliate commission will not fall below the minimum 5%. We will continue to monitor all affiliate accounts on a monthly basis and make commission adjustments as needed. Affiliates will not receive commissions for personal orders placed using the affiliate links that we assign to you. In other words, you cannot buy from yourself personal orders using your Ortegacigars.com affiliate links.
We also offer a fixed dollar amount on certain products.
AFFILIATE PAYOUTS AND MINIMUM BALANCE
Affiliates will receive commissions for the previous month’s “shipped” orders on the last business day of each month for payments that have a minimum balance of $5.00. For the month of February, commissions for January’s “shipped” orders will be received on February 28th. For those affiliate accounts who have not reached the minimum balance of $5.00, their balance will carry forward to the following month and commissions will not be paid until that balance is reached. All payments are made in USD (United States Dollar).
METHOD OF PAYMENT
Affiliate commissions will be electronically delivered to each affiliate via PayPal only. No other payment method will be offered or accepted.
AFFILIATE ADVERTISING METHODS
This section will explain the guidelines for accepted affiliate advertising methods.
Campaigns are an acceptable affiliate advertising method for advertising Ortegacigars.com. However, we do NOT allow affiliates to bid on branded terms of Ortegacigars.com unless approved by the Ortega Cigars affiliate manager. These terms include but are not limited to the following (spelling of these terms is not case sensitive): Ortegacigars.com, Ortegacigars, https://www. Ortegacigars.com, www.Ortegacigars.com.
Currently, affiliates are allowed to advertise Ortegacigars.com via coupon sites. SOCIAL NETWORKS, including but not limited to blogs, Facebook and Twitter are acceptable methods for affiliates to use when advertising Ortegacigars.com. WEBSITE Affiliates may use their own websites to advertise Ortegacigars.com.
Affiliates may use emails and email blasts to advertise Ortegacigars.com. Affiliates MUST be CAN-SPAM compliant when advertising Ortegacigars.com. This means that all affiliates who advertise Ortegacigars.com via email MUST follow the rules and guidelines stated in the CAN-SPAM act.
Ortegacigars.com reserves the right to not accept or terminate an affiliate account based on the affiliate’s website content. The following includes but is not limited to the content that will NOT be accepted in the Ortega Cigars Affiliate Program: • X- rated and/or the promotion of sexually explicit materials • Promoting violence and conflict • Promoting discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age • Promoting illegal or questionable activities • Violating intellectual property rights.
MODIFICATION TO AGREEMENT
Ortegacigars.com reserves the right to modify any and all sections of this agreement at any time at our sole discretion. We will post a notice in your affiliate account interface within two (2) business days of any changes we have made to this agreement.
Violations of any section in this agreement will result in immediate termination of the offender’s affiliate account with Ortegacigars.com. Either party may terminate this affiliate relationship at any time with or without cause or notice. If termination does occur, the affiliate will be paid for “shipped” orders accumulated prior to the termination time.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
Under no circumstances shall Ortegacigars.com or its associates be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages, that result from your use of or inability to use the Ortegacigars.com site, or from products or services offered on the site, including but not limited to your reliance on any information obtained from the site or the use of products or services offered on the site, that results in mistakes, interruptions, deletion or corruption of files, viruses, delays in operation or transmission, or any failure of performance, damage to equipment, and/or personal injury or death. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
This website and the information provided herein are provided on an “as is” basis. Neither Ortegacigars.com nor its parent company, affiliates, nor each of their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents, warrant that the use of the Ortegacigars.com site will not be interrupted or error-free, nor do we warranty the accuracy, validity, completeness or reliability of the content provided on the site. By submitting an application to join the Ortegacigars.com Affiliate Program, you acknowledge that you have read and understood all sections of this agreement and that you agree to all of the terms and conditions stated within this agreement. I have read and accepted the terms and conditions within this agreement.