Affiliate Terms of Service
Listed below are the terms and conditions associated with our Affiliate Program. Please note, our Affiliate Program is currently only available to participants who reside in the United States (as confirmed by the tax information you provide).
Affiliates are paid $50.00 for the first four referred sales in a calendar month. During the same calendar month if an affiliate refers a fifth sale, all five sales commissions will increase to $65. During the same calendar month if an affiliate refers an eight sale, all eight sales commissions will increase to $85. During the same calendar month if an affiliate refers a tenth sale, all ten sales commissions will increase to $100, as well as any additional sales brought in by that affiliate for the given calendar month. The calendar month is defined as starting on the first day of that calendar month (for instance January 1st) and ending on the last day of that calendar month (for instance January 31st). A reversal of a sale during that month may reduce the affiliate commission rate to the next lowest tier.
All affiliate commissions are processed and sent to affiliates 45 days after the end of the month in which the sale occurred. You can see the affiliate payment schedule at our FAQ section under affiliate payments.
Please allow for 5-10 business days (allowing for weekends and holidays) for your payment to reach you.
You must generate a commissionable sale worth $50 commissions to receive your first $50 Commission payout.
Commission payments are made via PayPal. To setup PayPal accounts, contact the affiliate manager using the info provided below.
Affiliates are responsible for checking with their bank to ensure they accept payments from the US.
Affiliates are responsible for any and all fees, taxes, exchange rates, surcharges and other expenses incurred in order to receive their commissions. Please check with your local banking institution to find out if any of these apply for your area/country.
Before you can be paid, you will need to ensure you submit any necessary tax documents and payout information. We will notify you as to what is required.
We do not in any way guarantee referral earnings through participation in the Affiliate Program and , to avoid doubt, your participation in our Affiliate Program may be terminated by us at any time.
Referrals that have been issued a refund within the first 30 days of service will be deducted from commissions owed.
Referrals must have an active hosting account for 30 consecutive days or commissions will be reversed.
Referrals that are found to be fraudulent (false information, fake/stolen credit cards etc.) will be reversed.
Referrals that issue a credit card charge back will be reversed.
Referrals must choose a billing cycle of at least 1 year (does not include domain registrations)
Affiliates may not receive commissions for web hosting accounts that they themselves purchase unless expressly approved by the WagWebHost affiliate department in writing.
Referrals who sign up using non-standard rates (such as those rates available through the Affiliate Program) are not eligible for commissions, as determined at WagWebHost’s sole discretion. Non-standard rates include but are not limited to sales, promotions, email offers, discounted pricing offered to educators, government, non-profits, etc.
Affiliates may not offer cash back, rate reducing coupons, rewards or incentives without written approval. Please contact us if you would like to have your site reviewed.
Affiliates must not:
- Do anything that might be confusing, misleading or deceptive to users.
- Use a domain name, search engine keyword or pay-per-click advertising that uses any WagWebHost trademarks or variations and misspellings.
- Send unsolicited email or other messaging that in any way may constitute span to increase traffic to WagWebHost.com
- Do anything that would breach any laws including spam, intellectual property or privacy laws.
- Do, participate in or give effect to any form of cookie stuffing
- Any form of domain forwarding.
- Make any representations on behalf of WagWebHost.com
- Do anything that is directly or indirectly in contravention of the Terms of Service listed in this document.
- Engage in any form of attempted, apparent or actual fraud.
- Provide information that is not true, accurate or complete.
- Disclose your password of username to anyone. If you suspect any unauthorized use of your credentials please advise us immediately.
Affiliates must use their tracking code, which is provided to them through our affiliate dashboard, for signing up accounts. The affiliate tracking code ensures that the affiliate will receive credit for the account rather than some other affiliate. It is the affiliate’s responsibility to make sure that any client they refer use the affiliate’s tracking code so that the affiliate receives a commission for each of those sales.
All coupons issued by WagWebHost for affiliates advertising or for WagWebHost internal advertising take precedence over the affiliate tracking code and commissions will not be issued to affiliates for any accounts purchased which uses a coupon unless otherwise specified by WagWebHost.
Unless otherwise authorized, affiliates may not bid on trademark keywords for the purpose of PPC on the search engines (Google, Yahoo, MSN, Ask). Any affiliates found bidding on trademarked or misspelled terms may be deactivated and their commissions forfeited at the discretion of the WagWebHost’s Affiliate program manager. For a list of banned keywords, please contact the affiliate manager using the information provided below.
Affiliates may use the approved banners and ad text code found in the affiliate management center. Affiliates are responsible for ensuring that their tracking code is working properly before sending traffic to our servers. Any modification to the links is the sole responsibility of the affiliate â commissions will not be paid for tracking errors caused by editing, masking or tampering with your links.
All affiliates must comply with the FTC rules regarding the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising or promoting WagWebHost’s service. Please read our FTC Affiliate Requirements FAQ.
Affiliate accounts may be deactivated at any time without warning or advanced notice. Your account WILL BE DEACTIVATED and commissions set to $0 for failure to comply with the Affiliate Terms contained herein.
Any false or misleading advertising or suspected fraudulent activity associated with your affiliate account will result in immediate deactivation.
Affiliate accounts generating a large number of fraudulent accounts may be deactivated upon review.
Affiliates may not resell the WagWebHost’s web hosting service, offenders will be deactivated.
If you would like to discontinue your affiliate status, simply remove your affiliate links and no longer promote them. For accounting purposes your account and personal information will not be completely removed from our system.
Termination by us: We may terminate or suspend your participation in our Affiliate Program at any time and for any reason, based on reasonable grounds and with or without prior notice to you if we reasonable believe there is a risk associated with your , your account, or that payment including if it breaches a law or regulation.
You are liable and solely responsible for:
- your use of the website and Affiliate Program
- the services, message, content, information, software or other materials you send and use under the Affiliate Program
- your breach of any intellectual property rights belonging to others
- your breach of the Affiliate Terms of Service
- your breach of any industry code, regulation or law that applies.
We have no responsibility to you or to any other person for all liabilities, costs, expenses (including legal fees) and loss arising from third party claims due to any matters pertaining to your liability and responsibilities listed above and you agree to indemnify us, our directors, officers, employees and agents from all claims.
Except as provided in a non-excludable applicable law, we are bound only by the express promises made in these Terms of Service and we are not bound by implied terms. Except as provided in a non-excludable law, our liability for a term that cannot be excluded is to re-supply the relevent service. Except as provided in a non-excludable law, our cumulative liability to you, from all causes of action and all theories of liability will be limited to the total amount of your Referral earnings paid to you under these Affiliate Terms of Service.
BY REGISTERING AS AN AFFILIATE, YOU ARE AGREEING TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, YOU MUST DISCONTINUE THE REGISTRATION PROCESS, DISCONTINUE YOUR USE OF THE AFFILIATE PROGRAM, OR DEACTIVATE YOUR ACCOUNT IF YOU ARE ALREADY A MEMBER.
Changes to the Terms and Conditions apply to you. You may review the most current version of the Terms and Conditions at the site. WagWebHost may change the Terms and Conditions, in whole or in part, at any time at WagWebHost’s sole discretion with or without written notification. Posting of such changed Terms and Conditions on the site shall constitute notice of such changes to you, although WagWebHost may choose additional types of notification. While WagWebHost may attempt notification to our affiliates of any changes to our Terms and Conditions however, at times, notification is not possible (as in a change in email address or phone number) and therefore it is the sole responsibility of the affiliate to check back on our Affiliate Terms and Conditions page to discover any changes. Affiliates may also contact our affiliate program manager at any time to discover any changes to the affiliate Terms and Conditions. Your continued use of the Affiliate Program constitutes your acceptance of all changes to the Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to any such changes, your sole and exclusive remedy is to deactivate your account as described above.
WagWebHost shall notify affiliates of any changes to the affiliate program and may periodically notify affiliates of any special incentives which affiliates may offer to potential customers. Most of these communications shall be sent to the email address on file for the affiliate. Should affiliates which to not receive these notices they shall have the opportunity and shall have the responsibility of deleting their email on file in their affiliate account.
We control and operate the Affiliate Program from our offices in Washington State and the laws of San Juan County, Washington govern these terms of agreement, and you submit t the jurisdiction of the courts there.
Federal Trade Commission
WagWebHost requires that each affiliate comply with the rules and guidelines expressed by the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) and that failure to do so may result in removal from our affiliate program and cancellation of commissions. In December 2009 the FTC released guidelines which require transparency by any affiliate who uses reviews, rankings or testimonials to promote products or services which would disclose the fact to website visitors that the affiliate is compensated for their reviews, rankings or testimonials.
Please read the FTC: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
As an affiliate, how can you comply with the FTC rules?
To comply with the FTC rules, you should meet four basic requirements regarding your disclosure to your website visitors that you may receive compensation for your reviews, recommendations, rankings, etc. Your disclosures should be frequent, clear, conspicuous and require no additional scrolling or other type of action (like hovering) to be able to see the disclosure.
- The FTC advises that your disclosure should be on any page that has a review, recommendation, comment or article that promotes any product or service for which you receive an affiliate commission.
- The FTC further advises that it should be clear to the reader that as an affiliate you may receive compensation for your reviews, recommendations, rankings, etc.
- The disclosure should be in text which is at least as large as the other text on your website page and should be in contrast with both the background of the website page and with the other text on that page. For example. if your website page background is white and your text is black, you should use a dark color (other than and distinctive compared to Black Text) like bright blue for your disclosures text.
- The disclosure should also start with the word ‘Disclosure’:
Disclosure: This website is independently owned and operated. We are a professional review website which receives compensation from the companies whose products and/or services we review. We tested and reviewed the web hosting sites ranked here and the opinions expressed here are our own.
If you have further questions regarding the FTC rules and your website you should consult with a legal advisor AND you may learn more from the FTC with their helpful guideline articles and information below:
- Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising
- The FTC’s Revised Endorsement Guides: What People are Asking
- Dot Com Disclosures: Information About Online Advertising
Please Note: The information provided on this website page is intended as guidance only and is not intended as legal advice. Should you need more legal advice regarding how these rules pertain to your website you should seek a legal advisor.