OBSIDIAN ARMS AFFILIATE PROGRAM TERMS AND GUIDELINES

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Our affiliates are very important to us. We do our best to treat you with the fairness and respect you deserve. We simply ask the same consideration of you. We have written the following affiliate agreement with you in mind, as well as to protect our company’s good name. So please bear with us as we take you through this legal formality.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to let us know. We are strong believers in straight-forward and honest communication. For quickest results please email us at OASupport@obsidianarms.com. You can also reach us via phone (651) 484-2000.

AFFILIATE AGREEMENT

PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE AGREEMENT. YOU MAY PRINT THIS PAGE FOR YOUR RECORDS. THIS IS A LEGAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND OBSIDIAN ARMS. BY SUBMITTING THE ONLINE APPLICATION YOU ARE AGREEING THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT AND THAT YOU AGREE TO BE LEGALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR EACH AND EVERY TERM AND CONDITION.

1. Overview

This Agreement contains the complete terms and conditions that apply to you becoming an affiliate with OBSIDIAN Arms’ Affiliate Program. The purpose of this Agreement is to allow HTML linking between your web site and the obsidianarms.com web site. Please note that throughout this Agreement, “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to OBSIDIAN Arms and “you,” “your,” and “yours” refer to the affiliate.

2. Affiliate Obligations

2.1. To begin the enrollment process, you will complete and submit the online application at obsidianarms.com. We may accept or reject your application at our sole discretion. We may cancel your application if we determine that your site is unsuitable for our Program, including if it:

  • 2.1.1. Promotes sexually explicit materials
  • 2.1.2. Promotes violence
  • 2.1.3. Promotes discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age
  • 2.1.4. Promotes illegal activities
  • 2.1.5. Incorporates any materials which infringe or assist others to infringe on any copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights or to violate the law
  • 2.1.6. Includes “Obsidian” or variations or misspellings thereof in its domain name
  • 2.1.7. Is otherwise in any way unlawful, harmful, threatening, defamatory, obscene, harassing, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable to us in our sole discretion.
  • 2.1.8. Contains software downloads that potentially enable diversions of commission from other affiliates in our program.
  • 2.1.9. You may not create or design your website or any other website that you operate, explicitly or implied in a manner which resembles our website or design your website in a manner which leads customers to believe you are ObsidianArms.com or any other affiliated business.

2.2. As a member of Obisidian Arms’ Affiliate Program, you will have access to an Affiliate Account Manager. Here you will be able to review our Program’s details.

2.3. Obsidian Arms reserves the right, at any time, to review your placement and approve the use of Your Links and require that you change the placement or use to comply with the guidelines provided to you.

2.4. The maintenance and the updating of your site will be your responsibility. We may monitor your site as we feel necessary to make sure that it is up-to-date and to notify you of any changes that we feel should enhance your performance.

2.5. It is entirely your responsibility to follow all applicable intellectual property and other laws that pertain to your site. You must have express permission to use any person’s copyrighted material, whether it be a writing, an image, or any other copyrightable work. We will not be responsible (and you will be solely responsible) if you use another person’s copyrighted material or other intellectual property in violation of the law or any third party rights.

3. Obsidian Arms Rights and Obligations

3.1. We have the right to monitor your site at any time to determine if you are following the terms and conditions of this Agreement. We may notify you of any changes to your site that we feel should be made, or to make sure that your links to our web site are appropriate and to further notify you of any changes that we feel should be made. If you do not make the changes to your site that we feel are necessary, we reserve the right to terminate your participation in the Obsidian Arms Affiliate Program.

3.2. Obsidian Arms reserves the right to terminate this Agreement and your participation in the Obsidian Arms Affiliate Program immediately and without notice to you should you commit fraud in your use of the Obsidian Arms Affiliate Program or should you abuse this program in any way. If such fraud or abuse is detected, Obsidian Arms shall not be liable to you for any commissions for such fraudulent sales.

3.3. This Agreement will begin upon our acceptance of your Affiliate application, and will continue unless terminated.

4. Termination

Either you or we may end this Agreement at any time, with or without cause, by giving the other party written notice. Written notice can be in the form of mail, email or fax. In addition, this Agreement will terminate immediately upon any breach of this Agreement by the affiliate.

5. Modification

We may modify any of the terms and conditions in this Agreement at any time at our sole discretion. In such an event, you will be notified by email. Modifications may include, but are not limited to, changes in the payment procedures and the Obsidian Arms Affiliate Program rules. If any modification is unacceptable to you, your only option is to end this Agreement. Your continued participation in the Obsidian Arms Affiliate Program following the posting of the change notice or new Agreement on our site will indicate your agreement to the changes.

6. Payment

Obsidian Arms uses a payment portal to provide payment to each affiliate. This will be paid out on a monthly basis via the payment information you provide within your profile. The compensation percentage is to be determined by Obsidian Arms when your application is submitted. Our standard policy is a payment percentage of 15% based on the sale of a product via your affiliate link.

7. Access to Affiliate Account Interface

You will create a password so that you may enter our secure affiliate account interface. From there, you will be able to receive your reports that will describe our calculation of the commissions due to you.

8. Promotion Restrictions

8.1. You are free to promote your own web sites, but naturally any promotion that mentions Obsidian Arms could be perceived by the public or the press as a joint effort. You should know that certain forms of advertising are always prohibited by Obsidian Arms. For example, advertising commonly referred to as “spamming” is unacceptable to us and could cause damage to our name. Other generally prohibited forms of advertising include the use of unsolicited commercial email (UCE). In addition, you may not advertise in any way that effectively conceals or misrepresents your identity, your domain name, or your return email address. You may use mailings to customers to promote Obsidian Arms so long as the recipient is already a customer or subscriber of your services or web site, and recipients have the option to remove themselves from future mailings. Also, you may post to newsgroups to promote Obsidian Arms so long as the news group specifically welcomes commercial messages. At all times, you must clearly represent yourself and your web sites as independent from Obsidian Arms. If it comes to our attention that you are spamming, we will consider that cause for immediate termination of this Agreement and your participation in the Obsidian Arms Affiliate Program. Any pending balances owed to you will not be paid if your account is terminated due to such unacceptable advertising or solicitation.

9. Disclaimer

OBSIDIAN ARMS MAKES NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES REGARDING OBSIDIAN ARMS WEB SITE OR THE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES PROVIDED THEREIN, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF OBSIDIAN ARMS ABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED AND EXCLUDED. IN ADDITION, WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATION THAT THE OPERATION OF OUR SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE, AND WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR THE CONSEQUENCES OF ANY INTERRUPTIONS OR ERRORS.

10. Representations and Warranties

You represent and warrant that:

  • 10.1. This Agreement has been duly and validly executed and delivered by you and constitutes your legal, valid, and binding obligation, enforceable against you in accordance with its terms;
  • 10.2. You have the full right, power, and authority to enter into and be bound by the terms and conditions of this Agreement and to perform your obligations under this Agreement, without the approval or consent of any other party;
  • 10.3. You have sufficient rights, title, and interest in and to the rights granted to us in this Agreement.

11. Limitations of Liability

WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU WITH RESPECT TO ANY SUBJECT MATTER OF THIS AGREEMENT UNDER ANY CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF REVENUE OR GOODWILL OR ANTICIPATED PROFITS OR LOST BUSINESS), EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. FURTHER, NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED IN THIS AGREEMENT, IN NO EVENT SHALL OBSIDIAN ARMS CUMULATIVE LIABILITY TO YOU ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, TORT OR OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY, EXCEED THE TOTAL COMMISSION FEES PAID TO YOU UNDER THIS AGREEMENT.

12. Confidentiality

All confidential information, including, but not limited to, any business, technical, financial, and customer information, disclosed by one party to the other during negotiation or the effective term of this Agreement which is marked “Confidential,” will remain the sole property of the disclosing party, and each party will keep in confidence and not use or disclose such proprietary information of the other party without express written permission of the disclosing party.

13. Miscellaneous

13.1. You agree that you are an independent contractor, and nothing in this Agreement will create any partnership, joint venture, agency, franchise, sales representative, or employment relationship between you and Obsidian Arms. You will have no authority to make or accept any offers or representations on our behalf. You will not make any statement, whether on Your Site or any other of Your Sites or otherwise, that reasonably would contradict anything in this Section.

13.2. Neither party may assign its rights or obligations under this Agreement to any party, except to a party who obtains all or substantially all of the business or assets of a third party.

13.3. You may not amend or waive any provision of this Agreement unless in writing and signed by both parties.

13.4. This Agreement represents the entire agreement between us and you, and shall supersede all prior agreements and communications of the parties, oral or written.

13.5. The headings and titles contained in this Agreement are included for convenience only, and shall not limit or otherwise affect the terms of this Agreement.

13.6. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, that provision shall be eliminated or limited to the minimum extent necessary such that the intent of the parties is effectuated, and the remainder of this agreement shall have full force and effect.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to let us know. We are strong believers in straight-forward and honest communication. For quickest results please email us at OASupport@obsidianarms.com. You can also reach us via phone (651) 484-2000.