Our annual plan comes with a three month money back guarantee. Just ask—we don't want your money if you aren't happy.
Our annual plan comes with a three month money back guarantee. Just ask—we don't want your money if you aren't happy.
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Literistic “Friends Program” or Affiliate Program Terms of Service By signing up to be a Friend in the Literistic Friend Program (“Program”) you are agreeing to be bound by the following terms and conditions (“Terms of Service”).
Literistic reserves the right to update and change the Terms of Service from time to time without notice. Any new features that augment or enhance the current Program, including the release of new tools and resources, shall be subject to the Terms of Service. Continued use of the Program after any such changes shall constitute your consent to such changes. You can review the most current version of the Terms of Service at any time at: http://www.literistic.com/friends
Violation of any of the terms below will result in the termination of your Account and for forfeiture of any outstanding commission payments earned during the violation. You agree to use the Friends Program at your own risk.
Links/graphics on your site, in your emails, or other communications
Once you have signed up for the Friends Program, you will be assigned a unique Friends URL. You are permitted to create links, banners, or other graphics using this URL and you are permitted to use them in your emails, or in other communications. We will provide you with guidelines, link styles, and graphical artwork to use in linking to Literistic on request. We may change the design of the artwork at any time without notice.
To permit accurate tracking, reporting, and referral fee accrual, we will provide you with special link formats to be used in all links between your site and Literistic. You must ensure that each of the links between your site and Literistic properly utilizes such special link formats. Links to Literistic placed on your site pursuant to this Agreement and which properly utilize such special link formats are referred to as "Special Links." You will earn only with respect to annual subscriptions to Literistic and only on subscriptions occurring directly through Special Links; we will not be liable to you with respect to any failure by you or someone you refer to use Special Links or incorrectly type your URL, including to the extent that such failure may result in any reduction of amounts that would otherwise be paid to you pursuant to this Agreement.
URLs must point to the home page of Literistic. Deep links, or links to other pages inside the site will not earn credit.
Referral fees/commissions and payment
For a Literistic sale to be eligible to earn a referral fee, the customer must click-through a Special Link from your site, email, or other communications to the Literistic site and sign up for an annual subscription during that session. The session ends once someone closes their web browser, navigates away from Literistic, or otherwise leaves the site without signing up for an annual subscription. If they leave the site, come back later on their own, and then purchase a subscription, you will not earn a commission.
Commissions are earned only when the following two conditions are met:
You will not receive compensation for subscription renewals. You will not receive compensation for monthly subscriptions. We will only pay commissions on links that are automatically tracked and reported by our systems.
We will not pay commissions if someone says they signed up or someone says they entered a referral code if it was not tracked by our system. We can only pay commissions on business generated through properly formatted special links that were automatically tracked by our systems.
We reserve the right to disqualify commissions earned through fraudulent, illegal, or overly aggressive, questionable sales or marketing methods. Payments only begin once you've earned more than $15 in affiliate income. If your affiliate account never crosses the $15 threshold, your commissions will not be realized or paid. We are only responsible for paying accounts that have crossed the $15 threshold.
Payments by PayPal
Commissions are paid by PayPal and only by PayPal. We can not send checks, credit credit cards, or send cash. You are required to have a PayPal account to receive commissions. If you don't have a PayPal account you can sign up for one at any time, but you will not be paid until you have one.
Identifying yourself as a Literistic Friend
You may not issue any press release with respect to this Agreement or your participation in the Program; such action may result in your termination from the Program. In addition, you may not in any manner misrepresent or embellish the relationship between us and you, say you develop our products, say you are part of Literistic, or express or imply any relationship or affiliation between us and you or any other person or entity except as expressly permitted by this Agreement (including by expressing or implying that we support, sponsor, endorse, or contribute money to any charity or other cause).
You may not purchase products through your Special Links for your own use. Such purchases may result (in our sole discretion) in the withholding of referral fees and/or the termination of this Agreement.
As long as your current affiliate earnings are over $15, you'll be paid roughly after 45 days. Payments are only made via PayPal.
Customers who buy products through this Program will be deemed to be our customers. Accordingly, all of our rules, policies, and operating procedures concerning customer orders, customer service, and product sales will apply to those customers. We may change our policies and operating procedures at any time. For example, we will determine the prices to be charged for products sold under this Program in accordance with our own pricing policies. Product prices and availability may vary from time to time. Because price changes may affect Products that you have listed on your site, you should not display product prices on your site. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to present accurate information, but we cannot guarantee the availability or price of any particular product.
You will be solely responsible for the development, operation, and maintenance of your site and for all materials that appear on your site. For example, you will be solely responsible for:
Term of the Agreement and Program
The term of this Agreement will begin upon our acceptance of your Program application and will end when terminated by either party. Either you or we may terminate this Agreement at any time, with or without cause, by giving the other party written notice of termination. Upon the termination of this Agreement for any reason, you will immediately cease use of, and remove from your site, all links to Literistic, and all of our trademarks, trade dress, and logos, and all other materials provided by or on behalf of us to you pursuant hereto or in connection with the Program. Literistic reserves the right to end the Program at any time. Upon program termination, Literistic will pay any outstanding earnings accrued above $15.
Literistic, in its sole discretion, has the right to suspend or terminate our relationship and refuses any and all current or future use of the Program, or any other Literistic service, for any reason at any time. Such termination of the Service will result in the deactivation or deletion of your Special Links, and the forfeiture and relinquishment of all potential or to-be-paid commissions if they were earned through fraudulent, illegal, or overly aggressive, questionable sales or marketing methods. Literistic reserves the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time.
Relationship of Parties
You and we are independent contractors, and nothing in this Agreement will create any partnership, joint venture, agency, franchise, sales representative, or employment relationship between the parties. 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 otherwise, that reasonably would contradict anything in this Section.
Limitations of Liability
We will not be liable for indirect, special, or consequential damages (or any loss of revenue, profits, or data) arising in connection with this Agreement or the Program, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages. Further, our aggregate liability arising with respect to this Agreement and the Program will not exceed the total referral fees paid or payable to you under this Agreement.
We make no express or implied warranties or representations with respect to the Program or any products sold through the Program (including, without limitation, warranties of fitness, merchantability, noninfringement, or any implied warranties arising out of a course of performance, dealing, or trade usage). In addition, we make no representation that the operation of Literistic will be uninterrupted or error-free, and we will not be liable for the consequences of any interruptions or errors.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ THIS AGREEMENT AND AGREE TO ALL ITS TERMS AND CONDITIONS. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT WE MAY AT ANY TIME (DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY) SOLICIT CUSTOMER REFERRALS ON TERMS THAT MAY DIFFER FROM THOSE CONTAINED IN THIS AGREEMENT OR OPERATE WEB SITES THAT ARE SIMILAR TO OR COMPETE WITH YOUR WEB SITE. YOU HAVE INDEPENDENTLY EVALUATED THE DESIRABILITY OF PARTICIPATING IN THE PROGRAM AND ARE NOT RELYING ON ANY REPRESENTATION, GUARANTEE, OR STATEMENT OTHER THAN AS SET FORTH IN THIS AGREEMENT.
Any dispute relating in any way to this Agreement (including any actual or alleged breach hereof), any transactions or activities under this Agreement or your relationship with us or any of our affiliates shall be submitted to confidential arbitration in Victoria, British Columbia Canada, except that, to the extent you have in any manner violated or threatened to violate our intellectual property rights, we may seek injunctive or other appropriate relief in any state or federal court in the state of Washington (and you consent to non-exclusive jurisdiction and venue in such courts) or any other court of competent jurisdiction. The arbitrator's award shall be binding and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, no arbitration under this Agreement shall be joined to an arbitration involving any other party subject to this Agreement, whether through class arbitration proceedings or otherwise.
This Agreement will be governed by the laws of Canada and the province of British Columbia, without reference to rules governing choice of laws. You may not assign this Agreement, by operation of law or otherwise, without our prior written consent. Subject to that restriction, this Agreement will be binding on, inure to the benefit of, and be enforceable against the parties and their respective successors and assigns. Our failure to enforce your strict performance of any provision of this Agreement will not constitute a waiver of our right to subsequently enforce such provision or any other provision of this Agreement.
The failure of Literistic to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. The Terms of Service constitutes the entire agreement between you and Literistic and govern your use of the Service, superceding any prior agreements between you and Literistic (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of the Terms of Service).
We screen each member of the friends program to dissuade hucksters / spammers.Proceed
We provide you with a special link. If someone coming from that link purchases an annual subscription, we’ll log it and, after the refund period (3 months), we’ll send you $15.
We’re well aware that these types of programs can be abused, so we screen those who sign up for the program. It doesn’t usually take us longer than a few days — we’re just making sure that you’re not a crazy spammer and that your operating with integrity. We encourage anyone who runs a lit blog to sign up for the program.
We’re happy to have you link to us, even if only one or two people end up purchasing a subscription. So long as you’re sending us real people who are really interested in the service, we’re happy with five or fifty. All of this, however is subject to terms of service, which you can view here.
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