At Billiard Lifestyle, our goal is growth. Growth of the sport, our community and our brand.
Within the sport, we hope to one day support select players and contribute to tournaments all over the world. Within our brand, we look to expand our products, providing quality apparel options that players can look good in and feel great wearing.
Beginning with our affiliate and brand ambassador program, we aim for the goals above while also giving back to those who help us grow.
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 affiliates@BilliardLifestyle.com. Best regards,
How it works
Our Brand Ambassador Affiliate program is very simple and is a great way for you to earn commissions from doing next to nothing. We provide an affiliate link that you can share on your website, social media accounts, etc. and when people that you send to the website make purchases, you receive a commission.
As an affiliate, you’ll have access to your own affiliate dashboard that shows how many unique visitors have visited the website by way of your affiliate link, how many of those visitors have purchased (conversions), owed commissions, paid commissions and refunded orders.
PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE AGREEMENT..
THIS IS A LEGAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND BILLIARD LIFESTYLE.
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.
This Agreement contains the complete terms and conditions that apply to you becoming an affiliate in BilliardLifestyle.com’s Affiliate Program. The purpose of this Agreement is to allow HTML linking between your web site and/or social accounts and the BilliardLifestyle.com web site. Please note that throughout this Agreement, “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to BilliardLifestyle.com, and “you,” “your,” and “yours” refer to the affiliate.
- Affiliate Obligations
2.1. To begin the enrollment process, you will complete and submit the online application at BilliardLifestyle.com. We may reject your application at our sole discretion. We may cancel your application if we determine that your site and/or social accounts are unsuitable for our Program, due to, but not limited to the following:
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 “BilliardLifestyle.com” 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, nor design your website in a manner which leads customers to believe you are BilliardLifestyle.com or any other affiliated business.
2.2. As a member of BilliardLifestyle.com’s Affiliate Program, you will have access to our Affiliate Group and your own Affiliate Dashboard. Here you will be able to review our Program’s details and previously-published affiliate tools. In order for us to accurately keep track of all guest visits from your site and/or social accounts to ours, you must use the affiliate link we provide you with.
2.3. BilliardLifestyle.com 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 website and social platforms will be your responsibility. We may monitor your site and/or social accounts 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 and/or social accounts. 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.
2.6. You are not limited to only wearing the Billiard Lifestyle brand. We would rather walk into a tournament arena and see players wearing one of our shirts and a cap from one of our competitors and a jacket from another. There are plenty of customers to go around, let’s spread the wealth and grow our sport as a whole. We do ask that you represent our brand when participating in events and posting on social accounts.
- BilliardLifestyle.com Rights and Obligations
3.1. We have the right to monitor your site and/or social accounts 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 and/or social accounts that we feel should be made, or to make sure that your links to our web site are appropriate and to notify further you of any changes that we feel should be made. If you do not make the changes to your site and/or social accounts that we feel are necessary, we reserve the right to terminate your participation in the BilliardLifestyle.com Affiliate Program.
3.2. BilliardLifestyle.com reserves the right to terminate this Agreement and your participation in the BilliardLifestyle.com Affiliate Program immediately and without notice to you should you commit fraud in your use of the BilliardLifestyle.com Affiliate Program or should you abuse this program in any way. If such fraud or abuse is detected, BilliardLifestyle.com 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 hereunder.
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 traditional mail or electronic mail. In addition, this Agreement will terminate immediately upon any breach of this Agreement by you.
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 BilliardLifestyle.com’s Affiliate Program rules. If any modification is unacceptable to you, your only option is to end this Agreement. Your continued participation in BilliardLifestyle.com’s Affiliate Program following the posting of the change notice or new Agreement on our site will indicate your agreement to the changes.
- Commissions & Payment
Commissions are paid once your account has met the payment threshold of twenty dollars ($20.00) and on the 3rd day of every month. If your account has not met the threshold by the 3rd day of the month, no commission will be paid for that month and your balance will carry over to the following month.
There is a thirty (30) day hold on commissions from each transaction. This is to allow the customer return window to close and avoid any potential “clawbacks” on affiliate commissions.
You must provide a PayPal account for your commissions to be transmitted to.
Affiliates may not earn commissions from their own purchases or other affiliates.
6.1 Items Ineligible For Commissions.
In some cases, there will be items that are not eligible for affiliate commission. Such examples may be, but not limited to: closeouts, open box, signature items, mystery box or consignment items. If you aren’t sure about whether an item is eligible for commission, please contact us and we’ll let you know.
6.2 Competing Affiliates and Expirations
Affiliate link clicks are tracked by the website and can be seen in your dashboard. If a buyer has used more than one affiliate link, the link last used is where the commission will be credited.
Once a purchase has been made, the customer affiliation resets and future purchases are not linked to the affiliate, unless the customer uses the affiliate link again for future website visits.
Affiliate links create “cookie” files on the user’s device. The cookie file associated with the affiliate link expires seven (7) days after it was last clicked. If the customer returns to the website without the use of an affiliate link (whether by search engine, typing the website address manually or clicking a non-affiliate link) after the cookie file has expired, no commission will be awarded. This is why it’s important to post new content frequently and include your affiliate link each time.
- Access to Affiliate Account Interface
As an affiliate, you’ll have access to your own affiliate dashboard that shows how many unique visitors have visited the website by way of your affiliate link, how many of those visitors have placed orders (conversions), owed commissions, paid commissions and refunded orders.
- Promotion Restrictions
8.1. You are free to promote your own web sites and/or social accounts, but naturally any promotion that mentions BilliardLifestyle.com 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 BilliardLifestyle.com. 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), postings to non-commercial newsgroups/Facebook Groups and cross-posting to multiple newsgroups/Facebook Groups at once. 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 BilliardLifestyle.com 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/Facebook Groups to promote BilliardLifestyle.com 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 BilliardLifestyle.com. 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 BilliardLifestyle.com Affiliate Program. Any pending balances owed to you will not be paid if your account is terminated due to such unacceptable advertising or solicitation.
8.2. Affiliate shall not transmit any so-called “interstitials,” “Parasiteware™,” “Parasitic Marketing,” “Shopping Assistance Application,” “Toolbar Installations and/or Add-ons,” “Shopping Wallets” or “deceptive pop-ups and/or pop-unders” to consumers from the time the consumer clicks on a qualifying link until such time as the consumer has fully exited BilliardLifestyle.com’s site (i.e., no page from our site or any BilliardLifestyle.com’s content or branding is visible on the end-user’s screen). As used herein a. “Parasiteware™” and “Parasitic Marketing” shall mean an application that (a) through accidental or direct intent causes the overwriting of affiliate and non affiliate commission tracking cookies through any other means than a customer initiated click on a qualifying link on a web page or email; (b) intercepts searches to redirect traffic through an installed software, thereby causing, pop ups, commission tracking cookies to be put in place or other commission tracking cookies to be overwritten where a user would under normal circumstances have arrived at the same destination through the results given by the search (search engines being, but not limited to, Google, MSN, Yahoo, Overture, AltaVista, Hotbot and similar search or directory engines); (c) set commission tracking cookies through loading of BilliardLifestyle.com site in IFrames, hidden links and automatic pop ups that open BilliardLifestyle.com’s site; (d) targets text on web sites, other than those web sites 100% owned by the application owner, for the purpose of contextual marketing; (e) removes, replaces or blocks the visibility of Affiliate banners with any other banners, other than those that are on web sites 100% owned by the owner of the application.
- Grant of Licenses
9.1. We grant to you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable right to (i) access our site through affiliate links solely in accordance with the terms of this Agreement and (ii) solely in connection with such links, to use our logos, trade names, trademarks, and similar identifying material (collectively, the “Licensed Materials”) that we provide to you or authorize for such purpose. You are only entitled to use the Licensed Materials to the extent that you are a member in good standing of BilliardLifestyle.com’s Affiliate Program. You agree that all uses of the Licensed Materials will be on behalf of BilliardLifestyle.com and the good will associated therewith will inure to the sole benefit of BilliardLifestyle.com. Logos, trade names, trademarks and similar identifying material may not be modified in any way without the express permission of BilliardLifestyle.com.
9.2. Each party agrees not to use the other’s proprietary materials in any manner that is disparaging, misleading, obscene or that otherwise portrays the party in a negative light. Each party reserves all of its respective rights in the proprietary materials covered by this license. Other than the license granted in this Agreement, each party retains all right, title, and interest to its respective rights and no right, title, or interest is transferred to the other.
BILLIARDLIFESTYLE.COM MAKES NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES REGARDING BILLIARDLIFESTYLE.COM SERVICE AND WEB SITE OR THE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES PROVIDED THEREIN, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF BILLIARDLIFESTYLE.COM 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.
- Representations and Warranties
You represent and warrant that:
11.1. 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;
11.2. 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;
11.3. You have sufficient right, title, and interest in and to the rights granted to us in this Agreement.
- 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 BilliardLifestyle.com’S 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.
You hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless BilliardLifestyle.com, and its subsidiaries and affiliates, and their directors, officers, employees, agents, shareholders, partners, members, and other owners, against any and all claims, actions, demands, liabilities, losses, damages, judgments, settlements, costs, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) (any or all of the foregoing hereinafter referred to as “Losses”) insofar as such Losses (or actions in respect thereof) arise out of or are based on (i) any claim that our use of the affiliate trademarks infringes on any trademark, trade name, service mark, copyright, license, intellectual property, or other proprietary right of any third party, (ii) any misrepresentation of a representation or warranty or breach of a covenant and agreement made by you herein, or (iii) any claim related to your site and/or social accounts, including, without limitation, content therein not attributable to us.
All confidential information, including, but not limited to, any business, technical, financial, and customer information, pricing information, commissions, 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.
15.1. 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 BilliardLifestyle.com. 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 and/or social accounts or any other of Your Sites or otherwise, that reasonably would contradict anything in this Section.
15.2. 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.
15.3. This Agreement shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of New York without regard to the conflicts of laws and principles thereof.
15.4. You may not amend or waive any provision of this Agreement unless in writing and signed by both parties.
15.5. This Agreement represents the entire agreement between us and you, and shall supersede all prior agreements and communications of the parties, oral or written.
15.6. 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.
15.7. 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.
- W-9 & 1099
Any individual receiving payments in excess of $600 will be required to submit a completed w-9 form and will receive a 1099 to include with your annual tax filing. Any monies paid for any other services or sponsorship outside of the affiliate program will count toward the $600 threshold as well.