Affiliate Terms of Service
The following terms and conditions (the “Agreement”) set out the legally binding terms of your participation in the Threads of Faith affiliate program (the “Program”). The Program is owned and operated by Threads of Faith, LLC. (“Threads of Faith”). The Program is offered subject to your (the “User” or “you”) acceptance without modification of any of the terms and conditions contained herein and all other operating rules, policies and procedures that may be published occasionally on the threadsoffaith.com website (the “Site”) by Threads of Faith. If you do not agree this Agreement, do not use the Program.
You indicate your acceptance of this Agreement and all of the terms and conditions contained or referenced in this Agreement by completing the application process.
1. Affiliate Agreement
The User certifies to Threads of Faith that if the User is an individual (i.e., not a company) the User is at least 18 years of age. If the User is a legal entity, you certify that you are an officer of the company or you are otherwise authorized to act on behalf of the company. The User also certifies that it is legally permitted to use the Program, and takes full responsibility for the selection and use of the Program. This Agreement is void where prohibited by law, and the right to access the Program is revoked in such jurisdictions.
2. Registration & Account
In order to enjoy all the benefits of the Program, the User must register with Threads of Faith and become a member, and customer. Membership requires that the User registers on the Site (including by filling out all required personal information). The User may opt out of marketing and promotional emails. The User may cancel participation in the affiliate program by deleting Threads of Faith account. To complete registration, the User shall provide an email address and a password. The User may never use another’s Threads of Faith account without permission from that user. The User is solely responsible for the activity that occurs on the User’s account, and the User must keep its account password secure. The User must notify Threads of Faith immediately of any breach of security or unauthorized use of its account. Although Threads of Faith will not be liable for the User’s losses caused by any unauthorized use of its account, the User may be liable for the losses of Threads of Faith or others due to such unauthorized use.
Threads of Faith reserves the right, at its discretion, to change, modify, suspend or discontinue this Agreement, Program, fees, charges, and terms at any time, including the availability of any feature, or content. Threads of Faith may also impose limits on certain features or restrict the User’s access to parts or all of the Program without notice or liability. The User shall be responsible for reviewing and becoming familiar with any such modifications. Use of the Program by the User following such notification constitutes the User’s acceptance of the terms and conditions of changes as modified.
4. Affiliate URL
You will be issued a unique URL once you become an approved User of the Program which will be unique to you only, and will allow you to be paid for affiliate referrals. You can place that URL on your website, emails, blogs, social network advertising, or similar campaigns from an account or platform that is registered in your name or which you are authorized to use. You expressly agree that Threads of Faith’s name, trademark, logo or any other identifying material placed by you will appear only in the form and according to technical specification supplied by Threads of Faith. Threads of Faith, at its sole discretion, may change your URL.
When an affiliate URL is opened, the cookie file is saved in the browser’s cache for 30 days. Customers need to sign up or place an order during this time to be linked with your affiliate account.
For each referred customer who visits the Site through your unique URL and makes a purchase, you will earn a 10% commission from that sale.
For each referred customer who visits the Site through your unique URL and signs up as a customer you will only receive commission if the order is completed via the Threads of Faith website. You will not receive commission for sample orders. Additionally, taxes and shipping are excluded from the calculations, but discounts are included.
Cookie periods are limited to 30 days, and customers are not linked to affiliates. You can track sales in real-time by logging into your account on the Site.
To avoid confusion, all tax-related reporting to relevant tax authorities is entirely your responsibility. We will withhold taxes from payments that are due (including international payments) if you do not provide Threads of Faith with relevant documentation (such as the W8-BEN form or other).
You will receive commission after the order has been shipped, at the end of the month. Commission is calculated after any refunds if any refund is given to orders. In the event that the customer’s order is cancelled, returned or refunded for any reason, we will deduct the relevant amount from your accrued earnings. If a refund is made after we have paid commission to you, we will deduct the respective amount from your account (any future payments).
The minimum commission amount is $25 USD. If for any reason this Agreement is terminated prior to your first commission being due and the account balance does not exceed $25 USD, then no referral commission will be due. If commission is not withdrawn from the balance within 1 (one) year, then this past due commission is voided and removed from the commission balance. All payments will be made via PayPal. You must have a PayPal account for this purpose. Payments are made via PayPal in USD within 1-3 business days after the request is received.
The User may use the affiliate URL for the sole purpose of promoting Threads of Faith and referring prospective customers to the Site. Except to the extent permitted by applicable law, the User shall not (i) send unauthorized (unsolicited commercial) emails or use any illegal method of advertising to promote the Threads of Faith products that include the URL, and the User shall be solely liable for any such unauthorized communications (all marketing practices must comply with all applicable laws and regulations); (ii) display the URL in any way that in Threads of Faith’s discretion disparages or creates a derogatory or negative image of Threads of Faith; (iii) make any false or misleading representations relating to Threads of Faith, or engage in any other practices that could harm the reputation of Threads of Faith; or (iv) display the URL or any content in a manner that contains or promotes (a) illegal activities or (b) content that is misleading, deceptive, or violates any third-party intellectual property, privacy or other rights of any kind
You must not use any misleading or deceptive claims in advertising copy. You are solely responsible for following all federal, state and local laws, regulations and rules regarding advertising claims, including but not limited to the Federal Trade Commission’s Disclosure Guidelines. You must adhere to all the editorial guidelines and search advertising terms and conditions set forth by each search engine (Google, Yahoo, Bing and other), including any updates to those terms in the future. Where search engine guidelines and this Agreement conflict, you must follow this Agreement.
When creating ads, videos, or other online content that publishes your affiliate URL on websites, Threads of Faith’s brand image needs to be kept in mind. Sites where you advertise cannot be associated with content that’s vulgar, racist, sexual, or otherwise deemed offensive by Threads of Faith. You must remove all ads and videos from websites deemed offensive within 24 hours of being notified by Threads of Faith. The Threads of Faith logos and trademarks cannot be altered or changed. You are prohibited from creating groups or specific web pages in social communities to publicize Threads of Faith offers.
We encourage affiliates to engage in search engine optimization and pay per click activities via your own URL, webpage, or website. The only keywords that we restrict affiliates from using are those that include our brand name: Threads of Faith, The Threads of Faith, threadsoffaith.com, any of our collection names, or any variation or combination therein. You must also not knowingly serve ads that appear in a higher position than Threads of Faith managed ads. If you are sending paid traffic (PPC, PPV, Media Buys) to Threads of Faith, it is required to that you send the traffic through a landing page or web property first. We do not allow direct linking without written approval from the affiliate team. You shall not promote Threads of Faith on coupon or directory sites.
You must not purchase or use domain names containing any Threads of Faith trademark, including domain names that combine a Threads of Faith trademark with one or more additional words, letters, numbers, or other characters, or domain names containing any misspelling or other confusingly similar variation of any Threads of Faith trademark.
We don’t approve self-referrals – you cannot refer yourself, and you will not receive commission on your own accounts.
Clickjacking, linkjacking, typosquating or any sort of domain spoofing methods are prohibited.
Pixel, cookie stuffing or any other type of cookie stuffing without source website visitor’s knowledge is prohibited.
Using traffic generated by pay to read, PPC (pay to click), banner exchanges, click exchanges, PPV advertising, pop-up/under, or similar methods is prohibited.
9. Customer information
Each customer who visits the Site through your URL must fill out their customer information. All customer information is the sole and exclusive property of Threads of Faith and the respective customer. You do not have any right to either (i) participate in any aspect of the information process, or (ii) receive any of the customer’s personal information. This policy prohibits you from receiving customer information directly from customers and subsequently forwarding the customer information to Threads of Faith. You may request personal information from customers directly related to your own activities, registrations, promotions, etc., but Threads of Faith will never reveal any personally identifying information about customers or a customer applicant.
10. Term & Termination
This Agreement is effective at the time your application is, at the sole discretion of Threads of Faith, accepted by Threads of Faith and you are notified of such acceptance either in writing or electronically. Either party may terminate this Agreement at any time with or without cause. Upon the termination of this Agreement for any reason, all licenses granted hereunder shall immediately terminate and you will immediately cease use of, and remove all links to the Site, and all Threads of Faith trademarks and logos, other marks and all other materials provided in connection with the Program.
Threads of Faith reserves the right to delete unconfirmed accounts or accounts that have been deemed inappropriate, spam, or inactive for extended periods of time. By violating any applicable law or this Agreement, the Agreement will be terminated immediately and the User understands and agrees that any and all accrued commissions will be immediately forfeit and that the User’s account will be immediately terminated.
You release Threads of Faith (and its officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures and employees) from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes. You agree that Threads of Faith shall be released from any and all damages resulting from the failure to receive any benefits of an anticipated collaboration.
If you use any of our trademarks in reference to our services and/or products, you must include a statement attributing that trademark to us. You must not use any of our trademarks (i) in or as the whole or part of your own trademarks; (ii) in connection with activities, products or services that are not ours; (iii) in a manner that may be confusing, misleading or deceptive; (iv) or in a manner that disparages Threads of Faith or its information, products or services (including the Site).
You will indemnify and hold Threads of Faith (and its officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures and employees) harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your breach of this Agreement, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third party.
14. Limitation of Liability
Threads of Faith will not be liable for indirect, special or consequential damages (or loss of revenue, profits, or data) arising in connection with this Agreement, even if Threads of Faith has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Further, Threads of Faith’s aggregate liability arising with respect to this Agreement will not exceed the total referral commissions paid or payable to you under this Agreement.
15. Law & Jurisdiction
If a dispute arises between you and Threads of Faith, we strongly encourage you to first contact us directly to seek a resolution. We will consider reasonable requests to resolve the dispute through alternative dispute resolution procedures, such as mediation or arbitration, as alternatives to litigation. This Agreement will be governed by and construed and interpreted in accordance with the internal laws of the State of Ohio. Any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with this Agreement or its formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) must be resolved by a court located in the State of Ohio.
No agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer, franchisor-franchisee relationship, etc. is intended or created by this Agreement. You acknowledge that you have all necessary permits to grant us with personal data to fulfill this Agreement. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck and the remaining provisions shall be enforced. In our sole discretion, we may assign this Agreement upon notice to you. Headings are for reference purposes only and do not limit the scope or extent of such section. Our failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not waive our right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. We do not guarantee that we will take action against all breaches of this Agreement. The User waives any applicable rights to require an original (non-electronic) signature or delivery or retention of non-electronic records, to the extent not prohibited under applicable law.
We make no express or implied warranties or representations with respect to the Program or this Agreement or any products or services sold by Threads of Faith. In addition, we make no representation that the operation of the Site will be uninterrupted or error-free and we will not be liable for the consequences of any interruptions or errors.
Upon notice from Threads of Faith you must immediately remove all references to Threads of Faith, including its name, logo, trademark, service mark or any other identifying material immediately.
You understand that the Site and policies are created and operated to abide by all such rules and regulations and you agree to defend, indemnify and hold Threads of Faith harmless from any of your violations of laws and regulation, including but not limited to, intellectual property rights, customers’ privacy rights, etc.
You certify that you: (i) are not controlled, supervised, instructed by Threads of Faith and are free from work rules and discipline; (ii) are free to set your own work schedule; (iii) pay your own business expenses, can hire assistants and provide your own office and all associated services, including computer, printing, telephone; (iv) will be reimbursed only for work done in accordance with this Agreement; (v) are allowed to have other clients.