The Corporation Company®
Affiliate Program Description and Agreement
Updated January 22, 2014
Affiliate Program Description
The Company Corporation ("TCC") seeks individuals and entities interested in assisting to promote TCC formation, registered agent, and other related services. Those individuals and entities are referred to as "Affiliates." For each referral the affiliate produces which results in a completed transaction, the Affiliate will receive a commission determined by criteria set forth in the Affiliate Agreement.
How does the TCC Affiliate Program work?
Individuals or entities interested in promoting and marketing TCC services for the purpose of TCC providing formation, registered agent, and related services can join our Affiliate Program by reading and accepting the terms of our Affiliate Agreement and completing the Affiliate Registration Enrollment Form. TCC will evaluate your completed registration form and notify you via email of its acceptance or rejection. TCC, in its sole discretion, with or without reason, may accept or decline an Affiliate relationship.
TCC does not pay its Affiliates for advertising TCC's services. Rather, the Affiliate may use selected TCC advertising materials free of charge to promote TCC's services. Any lead referred by Affiliate to TCC which results in a completed company formation will be eligible to earn up to $100 in commissions for each completed sale. The minimum payout per sale is $40, and the payouts per sale increase to a maximum of $100 as the Affiliate achieves a higher level of performance. Commission payments to our Affiliates are paid monthly. Unlike other affiliate programs, the TCC Affiliate Program neither requires Affiliates to maintain minimum levels of sales referrals nor limits payouts. Our Affiliates may choose to advertise online through their website or offline. Either method is acceptable. However, if our Affiliates choose to promote TCC's services online, the Affiliates' links must be approved by TCC prior to use in marketing TCC services.
Why Join the TCC Affiliate Program?
- Earn up to $100 commission per completed sale.
- Monthly, unlimited commissions with no minimum.
- Real-time tracking and reporting statistics, available 24/7.
- Additional commissions if you start your own affiliate network.
- Online and offline affiliate programs.
- It's FREE to join!
The Corporation Company®
Affiliate Program Agreement
This Affiliate Agreement (the "Agreement") is made by and between The Company Corporation, a Delaware corporation, having its principal office at 2711 Centerville Road, Wilmington, Delaware 19808 (hereinafter referred to as "TCC") and the Affiliate whose name and address appears on the accompanying Affiliate Registration Enrollment Form (the "Enrollment Form") (hereinafter referred to as "Affiliate"). This Agreement is effective the day it is accepted by the Affiliate. By clicking "Accept" at the end of this Agreement, Affiliate agrees to the terms and conditions contained herein.
Each Affiliate accepted into the TCC Affiliate Program (hereinafter, the "Program"), is subject to the terms of this Agreement, except sections three (3) and four (4), which are applicable only to those Affiliates choosing to promote TCC services online.
1. Duties and Responsibilities
Upon acceptance into the Program, TCC grants Affiliate a non-exclusive right to become an Affiliate in its Program. An Affiliate is defined as an individual or entity interested in promoting and marketing TCC services for the purpose of increasing TCC's market visibility and sales, in exchange for earning a commission for each referral that results in a completed transaction. A completed transaction is one in which TCC has been provided all customer and payment information for the purpose of incorporating or for the purpose of forming a limited liability company and the filing has been accepted by the appropriate state agency.
Affiliates choosing to promote TCC services offline may use approved TCC images in Affiliate's marketing materials. These images may not be altered in any way. Affiliates may not create their own TCC marketing images or phrases. Offline Affiliates may obtain such approved TCC materials by contacting the TCC Affiliate Manager at email@example.com. Affiliates are responsible for all materials that appear in their marketing materials or on their web sites. If Affiliate manages a sub-affiliate network, each sub-affiliate seeking to promote TCC services must be approved by TCC.
Only approved Affiliates and their sub-affiliates may have a non-exclusive limited license to use TCC's approved marketing materials, including TCC's trademarks, only to the extent they are incorporated into Affiliate's advertising or web link materials and only in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement. Any HTML files or materials supplied by TCC for Affiliate's use shall remain the property of TCC. TCC shall retain ownership of its' names, logos, trademarks, service marks, trade dress, copyrights, and proprietary technology, including without limitation, those currently used or which may be developed and/or used by TCC in the future. Affiliates are not permitted to use any content or images from TCC's web site without prior authorization from TCC. The TCC Affiliate Manager may be contacted in writing via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Affiliate hereby represents and warrants to TCC that any and all marketing materials with TCC's name and/or logo will at all times be in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations and be suitable in all respects to the terms of this Agreement.
2. Restricted Content and Prohibited Activities
Upon determining Affiliate's web site or marketing materials are unsuitable or incompatible with the Program, TCC reserves, in its sole discretion and at any time, the right to reject or terminate Affiliate's participation in the Program. The following content, although not an exclusive list, is strictly prohibited from Affiliate's web site and marketing materials (collectively, "Restricted Content"):
- incorporates or is in any way unlawful, offensive, profane, harmful, threatening, defamatory, obscene, harassing or racially, ethically or otherwise objectionable;
- promotes illegal activities, including gambling;
- promotes or depicts sexually explicit, obscene or pornographic images;
- promotes or depicts violence or hate speech;
- promotes discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age;
- incorporates any materials which infringe or assists others to infringe on any copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights of any third party and/or TCC; or
- contains or promotes politically sensitive issues.
TCC also reserves the right to terminate this Agreement at any time upon finding that Affiliate is employing any of the following prohibited activities:
- manipulating key word searches on portals;
- misrepresenting itself as the TCC web site by altering the visual "look and feel" of the text from TCC's web site and/or engaging in "framing" the TCC web site;
- engaging in domain squatting;
- spamming or engaging in unsolicited commercial email;
- engaging in unauthorized telemarketing or remarketing of TCC offers via telephone without the prior written consent of the TCC Affiliate Manager;
- using a proxy server or redirector server to proxy TCC’s web pages or web sites through your web site, URL or URI;
- any activities that use fraudulent, unfair or deceptive internet advertising, such as using deceptive co-registration paths and online lead generation, among others;
- activities that otherwise violate intellectual property rights, including, without limitation, "scraping" text or images from TCC's web site;
- activities that, at TCC's sole discretion, are deemed offensive or inappropriate; or
- misusing TCC's logo, copy and/or related marketing language and art.
3. Additional Duties and Responsibilities for Affiliates using the Internet
TCC grants Affiliate a non-exclusive right to establish a link to TCC's web site to allow Affiliate the opportunity to promote, market and sell TCC services over the Internet and provide visitors to Affiliate's web site the ability to directly access TCC's web site. The Affiliate must link its web site to the appropriate area within TCC's web site using designated URLs set forth by TCC. The link on Affiliate's web site will be designed, operated, and maintained by Affiliate, subject to final approval by TCC.
Affiliate agrees to use best efforts to ensure their web site is working properly. Affiliate is responsible for notifying TCC of any malfunctioning of TCC's URLs or other problems between Affiliate's web site and the link to TCC's web site. TCC will use commercially reasonable efforts to respond promptly upon notification by Affiliate to TCC of all web-based concerns.
Affiliate hereby represents and warrants to TCC that each Internet site identified by Affiliate as a URL that will use TCC's link will at all times be in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations and is suitable in all respects to receive the link from TCC. This includes all URL links controlled and operated by Affiliate and/or sub-affiliates. TCC may test and/or monitor the Affiliate's URL(s) and it is within TCC's sole discretion to remove any URL at any time if it fails to comply with TCC's requirements.
4. Additional rules and restrictions for Affiliates when employing the use of pay-per-click advertising
Affiliate is prohibited from bidding on TCC's trademarks or domain names in any pay-per-click search engines, including, but not limited to: The Company Corporation, Company Corporation, CorpAmerica, CorpAmerica.com, Corporation Service Company, CSC, TCC, Corporate Veil Guarantee, Compliance Watch, "Incorporating what's right for you", "Securing your right to save", www.corporate.com, www.thecompanycorporation.com, www.companycorporation.com, www.incorporate.com, www.llc.com, www.corpamerica.com, www.incspot.com, and www.cscglobal.com. TCC may grant exceptions to Affiliates with dedicated product web sites on a case-by-case basis by contacting the TCC Affiliate Manager.
Affiliates may not use the following in the title, description or Display URL of any paid ad: The Company Corporation, Company Corporation, CorpAmerica, CorpAmerica.com, Corporation Service Company, CSC, TCC, Corporate Veil Guarantee, Compliance Watch, "Incorporating what's right for you", "Securing your right to save", www.corporate.com, www.thecompanycorporation.com, www.companycorporation.com, www.incorporate.com, www.llc.com, www.corpamerica.com, www.incspot.com, and www.cscglobal.com.
Affiliates may not use direct-to-merchant pay-per-click advertising. When bidding on search terms, each Affiliate must send all traffic to its web site and have the visitor/customer click through to TCC's web site.
Affiliate is prohibited from (i) installing spyware or adware on another person's computer, (ii) causing spyware or adware to be installed on another person's computer, or (iii) using a context-based triggering mechanism to display an advertisement that partially or wholly covers or obscures paid advertising or other content on an Internet web site in any way that interferes with a user's ability to view the Internet web site.
5. Restrictions on Use
All TCC customers referred by Affiliate shall be customers of TCC for business entity formation, registered agent services, and any other services that TCC shall provide. Affiliate agrees that any customer information which Affiliate obtains in connection with a visitor's use of TCC's link shall (i) only be used for purposes of the requested transaction; and (ii) not be disclosed to third parties that do not have a direct need to know, and then only disclosed to the extent required to complete a transaction or otherwise comply with this Agreement. In no event shall Affiliate or their sub-affiliates contact TCC customers for matters related to TCC services unless the TCC Affiliate Manager is advised of Affiliate's intention prior to making such contact.
6. Relationship of Parties
Affiliate and TCC are independent contractors. Nothing in this Agreement will create any partnership, joint venture, agency, franchise, sales representative, or employment relationship between the parties. Affiliate has no authority to make or accept any offers or representations on behalf of TCC. Affiliate will make no statement, whether on Affiliate's site or otherwise, that contradicts the parties' intentions set forth in this section.
7. Payments to Affiliate
Upon the completion of a sale, as defined in Section 1 above, TCC shall pay Affiliate set amounts based on the number of completed transactions:
Number of Completed Transactions
Amount Paid (in U.S. Dollars) for Each Completed Transaction
1 to 24
25 to 49
50 to 99
100 or more
Alternatively, Affiliate may waive his or her commission, and instead, request that the Affiliate's referral customer receive a $40.00 reduction in their TCC Service fees for an entity formation. For more information about this option, contact the TCC Affiliate Manager at email@example.com.
Either party may terminate the Agreement, with or without cause at any time, for any reason or no reason at all, with or without notice. TCC’s payment obligations for any commission amounts cease at the time of termination of this Agreement, regardless of which party initiates termination.
TCC may modify any of the terms or conditions contained in this Agreement at any time by posting a change notice or new Affiliate Agreement on its web site. Modifications may include, but are not limited to, changes in the scope of available referral fees, fee schedules, payment procedures and program rules. IF ANY MODIFICATION IS UNACCEPTABLE TO AFFILIATE, AFFILIATE'S ONLY RECOURSE IS TO TERMINATE THIS AGREEMENT IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 8 HEREOF. AFFILIATE'S CONTINUED PARTICIPATION IN THE PROGRAM FOLLOWING THE POSTING OF A CHANGE NOTICE OR NEW AFFILIATE AGREEMENT ON TCC'S SITE WILL CONSTITUTE AFFILIATE'S ACCEPTANCE OF THE CHANGE.
10. Limitation of Liability
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL TCC BE LIABLE TO AFFILIATE FOR SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL TCC'S LIABILITY TO AFFILIATE FOR ANY REASON WHATSOEVER EXCEED THE AGGREGATE SUM OF THE TOTAL REFERRAL FEES PAID BY TCC TO AFFILIATE UNDER THIS AGREEMENT FOR THE SIX (6) MONTHS PRECEEDING THE CAUSE OF ACTION GIVING RISE TO SUCH LIABILITY.
11. Sole Agreement
This Agreement shall be binding upon each of the parties, their successors and assigns. This Agreement represents the sole agreement between the parties and supersedes any prior agreement, oral or written, between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof. Affiliate understands that TCC may at any time solicit affiliate relationships on terms that may differ from those contained in this Agreement or operate web sites that are similar to or offer products or services which compete with Affiliate's business.
Affiliate may not assign this Agreement, by operation of law or otherwise, without prior written consent from TCC. TCC's failure to strictly enforce Affiliate's performance of any provision of this Agreement will not constitute a waiver of TCC's right to subsequently enforce such provision or any other provision of this Agreement.
13. Choice of Law
This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Delaware without regard to conflict of laws procedures. Any action relating to this Agreement must be brought in the federal or state courts located in Delaware.
By clicking on "Accept" you agree to the terms and conditions of the Affiliate Agreement. Next, you will be required to complete the Affiliate Registration Enrollment Form. Once this Agreement and Enrollment Form have been submitted, TCC will notify you via email whether or not you have been accepted into the TCC Affiliate Program.