Welcome Referral Affiliates
You can earn passive income (“mailbox money”) by referring customers to our site. When a customer clicks your affiliate link and purchases items on our site, you (or your designee) will be rewarded up to 4% in cash value for their purchases. Rewards can be redeemed in: cash, store credit, discounts or donated to the organization of your choice. Why do we do this? Because marketing and advertising is expensive and we’d rather pay you than some giant advertiser or search firm.
By participating in our Affiliate Program, you are stating that the named referrals provided by you are eligible for this program and that you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of the program.
How it works
- Upon registration, you will be assigned a unique Affiliate ID which is used to identify and relate incoming visits to your affiliate account. Your Affiliate ID is available on the Affiliate Area page where you will find your Affiliate Link, performance stats, payments and additional resources.
- Simply embed or paste a link or banner code in your email, text, social media, blog or website using your Affiliate ID. If a visitor clicks your affiliate link and makes a corresponding purchase on our website, our system records a referral that reflects your commission based on the purchaser’s net amount.
- You can also use the social sharing facilities provided on each page of our site to promote our products and earn commissions. Please make sure to be logged in when you share a link to the site through Twitter, Facebook or other social media. This is important as the link you share contains your Affiliate ID so that we can track referred purchases back to you.
- We normally process affiliate payments within the first 15 days of the following month. Payouts for your earnings require a valid PayPal account.
Not all referrals will be successful
If a customer does not allow cookies or clears the cookies in their browser, we can’t track the purchases they make back to you, so you won’t see any earnings for these cases. Unfortunately this is not something we control, it can happen but it’s not common.
The cookies used to track referrals expire within 30 days. Referred purchases will generate affiliate earnings, after that time no affiliate earnings apply unless the customer has revisited your affiliate link and renewed the referral period.
Your use of our affiliate program is subject to a fair and correct use policy which gives us the right to review every referral. Referrals that have been recorded for refunded or canceled orders are rejected and earnings from those purchases are excluded from payouts.
Referrals are not valid where the prospect and the referring party are one and the same person. While you cannot refer yourself, you can certainly apply your referral fees for discounts or redeem them for cash.
In the event that a referral is submitted twice from different affiliates, then the first referral will be eligible for the reward. Our referral system is supposed to block duplicate referrals automatically. On the rare occasion that it does not catch the duplicate, you will be notified as soon as it is discovered and your fees may be adjusted.
How to improve results (Things you can do)
You may use your affiliate links and banners to promote our products on your site. The appropriate resources are provided in the Affiliate Area.
You may write blog posts or guest blog about products, services and areas of interest that are related to the products that you are marketing. Note that you can link to any page on our site, so you can also promote specific products by linking to the appropriate product page with your affiliate link appended. The social sharing icons on each page and the affiliate link generator available in the Affiliate Area will help you to obtain the correct affiliate link.
You may use text links and banner ads on your site and social services to promote pages and products on our site using your affiliate link. This can include a post on your Facebook timeline or a tweet on Twitter etc.
Things to Avoid (IMPORTANT)
You may not refer customers to us by implying our endorsement or confusing them about the ownership of your site or the products advertised.
You may not do anything or act in any way that might be confusing or misleading or intentionally deceptive to promote our site or products.
You may not act in any way that may not meet our standards (at our discretion). These are pretty common sense. Do not try to fraud, mislead or confuse visitors and customers. Do not deploy or design any artifacts that could be used to fraud, confuse or mislead visitors or customers.
You may not distribute our products through your site.
You may not use our brands, trademarks, intellectual property, design elements or copyrighted material from our site unless you have our written confirmation. You must contact us before using any elements and unless we respond with a confirmation, assume that permission to do so has been denied.
ABSOLUTELY NO SPAM You may not send unsolicited emails or distribute messages in any way which may constitute spam. Any referral must be authorized by the person or business that is referred to 3fficient. By accepting our terms and conditions you represent that you have the authority to disclose the names people or organizations you referred to us.
You may not breach any laws to promote our site and products. This includes any act of breach of privacy, trademarks, intellectual property, copyrights and spam.
If we find that your participation in our affiliate program does not meet these terms, we will withhold your earnings and disable or terminate your account. We make the final decision on whether or not your use of our affiliate program is in breach with our terms or any applicable laws. Failure to abide by these terms and conditions voids your affiliate membership and any outstanding payments.
Miscellaneous Legal Stuff
Independent Contractor. The relationship between Affiliate and Company is that of an independent contractor. No employer/employee relationship is created, and neither party is authorized to bind the other in any way. Affiliate further acknowledges that Affiliate and Affiliate’s personnel are not employees of Company and that they are not entitled to any Company employment rights or benefits, such as vacation pay, sick pay, personal days, stock, health insurance, retirement benefits, disability benefits, workers compensation insurance, or unemployment insurance.
Confidentiality. Representative agrees not to disclose any confidential information received from Company or otherwise acquired while performing the services. Any and all information disclosed by Company which by its nature is considered proprietary or confidential, and which is disclosed to Recipient in any manner, shall be considered confidential information regardless of whether such information is specifically labeled as such (“Confidential Information”). Representative agrees not to use Company’s name or logos for any advertising or other commercial purpose, or disclose the terms of this agreement, without Company’s prior written consent.
Breach of confidential information could cause irreparable harm to Company. If Recipient breaches the term(s) of this Agreement, Company shall have the right to (a) terminate this Agreement and/or demand the immediate return of all Confidential Information; (b) seek to recover its actual damages incurred because of such breach, including, without limitation, its attorneys fees and costs of suit; (c) seek to obtain injunctive relief to prevent such breach or to otherwise enforce the terms of this Agreement; and (d) pursue any other remedy available at law or in equity. Failure to properly demand compliance or performance of any term of this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of Company rights hereunder.
Notwithstanding any other provision in this Agreement, if Affiliate provides any feedback, ideas, suggestions or recommendations to Company regarding Company’s Confidential Information (“Feedback”), Company is free to use and incorporate such Feedback in Company’s products, without payment of royalties or other consideration, so long as Company does not infringe Affiliate’s patents, copyrights or trademark rights in the Feedback.
At any time requested by Company, Recipient shall return or destroy all documents, samples or other materials embodying Confidential Information, shall retain no copies thereof, and shall certify in writing that such destruction or return has been accomplished.
Recipient agrees to hold any Confidential Information disclosed to it in confidence, agrees not to use or disclose such Confidential Information except in connection with the Project, and agrees to limit the disclosure of Confidential Information to only those employees, agents or other third parties necessary for the Project, who need to know and have agreed to be bound by the obligations herein. If Recipient is required to disclose Confidential Information pursuant to a judicial order or other compulsion of law, Recipient shall (a) limit the disclosure to only that information which is required to be disclosed by such order or legal requirement, (b) provide to Company prompt notice of such order, and (c) reasonably assist Company in obtaining a protective order if requested by Company. For purposes hereof, holding Confidential Information in confidence shall include the maintenance of physical and data security measures in accordance with applicable law or regulation and of a nature and scope to prevent unauthorized access to such Confidential Information.
Confidential Information shall not include any information which (a) was publicly available at the time of disclosure; (b) became available without breach of this Agreement by the Recipient, its agents, employees, service providers, or representatives; (c) was in Recipient’s possession prior to disclosure, as evidenced by Recipient’s written records, and was not the subject of an earlier confidential relationship with Company; (d) was rightfully acquired by Recipient from a third party who was lawfully in possession of the information and was under no obligation to Company to maintain its confidentiality; or (e) is independently developed by Recipient without access to Confidential Information.
Non Solicitation. Affiliate agrees that, while this agreement is in place and for a period of six (6) months after termination of this Agreement, Affiliate, on behalf of himself or any other person or entity, will not, directly or indirectly, solicit, hire, or attempt to hire any person who is employed by Company or its affiliates or otherwise induce or encourage employees of Company or its Contractors to terminate their employment with Company and/or solicit or encourage any customer or client of Company or its Contractors to engage the services of the Affiliate or the services of any person or entity in which the Contractor is a partner, shareholder, director, officer, employee, principal, member, manager, agent, trustee, contractor or engaged in any other relationship or capacity. The Affiliate’s obligations under this Section shall survive the termination of the Agreement.
Ethical Standards. Affiliate further agrees that, no political solicitations, promises or favors will be used or tolerated in representing Company. Any unethical representations will be grounds for immediate termination of this agreement and return of any fees or commissions for related sales.
Waiver. Lack of enforcement of any right under any provision of this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver by Company. No waiver by Company of any right under this Agreement shall be construed as a waiver of any other right. Company shall not be required to give notice in order to enforce strict adherence to all terms of this Agreement.
Venue. This agreement will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California. No modification of this agreement may be made without the written consent of both parties.
Changes. The terms and conditions of this program are subject to change at any time without notice. This program may be terminated or altered at Company’s sole discretion. For further information, please contact us any time.