Digital Romance Affiliate Center
Before we get into the legal and technical minutia of the TOU, here’s a simple rule to live by – and, incidentally, the general theme of this entire document:
Don’t be a dick.
If you’re already a practicing non-dick, then we’re glad to have you aboard, and you’ll do just fine.
If, on the other hand, you’re prone to the occasional dick move in the interest of personal gains, please observe these general rules while promoting our products:
1. Don’t spam
If you’re going to promote via email, make sure that your list is your list, and that the people on your list have agreed to receive promotional emails from you.
2. DON’T SPAM
This isn’t limited to email. It also means unsolicited and/or irrelevant posts on blogs, forums, social networks, and other web properties. Don’t send out mass text messages. Don’t go door-to-door leaving flyers. Don’t robo-dial the phone book.
Spammers ruin things for everyone, they’re a strain on the infrastructure, and they’re damaging to our brand and our legitimate affiliates.
We don’t have any patience for spammers. What we do have are a very particular set of skills; skills we have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make us a nightmare for people that spam.
If you do not spam, that’ll be the end of it. We will not look for you, We will not pursue you.
But if you do, we will look for you, we will find you, and we will run to Clickbank and tell on you.
3. Don’t lie
Don’t make false or misleading claims. Don’t impersonate us, and don’t impersonate anyone else. Don’t trick people into following your hoplink. Don’t tell customers that they’ll get bonuses that they’ll never see. Don’t iframe our sales pages to imply that visitors are purchasing on your website.
4. Don’t steal
Don’t infringe on other people’s intellectual property rights.
Don’t hijack other affiliates’ leads. Don’t take our program materials and sell them on eBay (seriously, it’s happened). Don’t use our art or copy to create or promote some other product.
5. Don’t indiscriminately dump an avalanche of garbage traffic on our sites
This falls under rules 1,2, and 3. Our products are for people looking for help and relationship advice. It’s a wide niche – but there are limits.
For example, if you’ve got a list of 100k people interested in golf, and you send a mass email promoting “Text Your Ex Back” as a way to fix their short game, we’re gonna have a bad time. (Yes, it seems ridiculous, but this is the Internet. Ridiculousness is par for the course.)
Your list is going to be angry that you wasted their time.
You’re going to be angry because unsubscribes are going to skyrocket.
And we’re going to be angry because every visitor costs us a few cents in overhead.
It’s a lose-lose-lose, and if your hops-per-order rate is under 0.1%, it’s time to take a hard look at your traffic strategy.
Joining the Preferred Affiliate Program
By filling out the signup form, and upon acceptance, you will become a preferred affiliate and are bound by the terms of this agreement. Your access to this site is solely for this purpose: to legally advertise our websites to receive a commission on products purchased by your referred individuals, pursuant to the Clickbank client contract.
Preferred Affiliate Responsibilities
It is understood that you will introduce Digital Romance, Inc software and services to your current and prospective customers and will comply with all laws as well those that govern email marketing and anti-spam laws.
Your referrals will be tracked and your commission payments managed by Clickbank, according to the terms of their affiliate program. Digital Romance, Inc will not have any involvement in the tracking or financial management of your sales or referrals.
Either you or Digital Romance, Inc may terminate your involvement in the preferred affiliate program at any time. Digital Romance, Inc may change the program or service policies and operating procedures at any time.
Preferred Affiliate Relationship
Your status as a preferred affiliate does not imply any type of employment or independent contractor arrangement between Digital Romance, Inc and yourself.
Digital Romance, Inc. will not be liable for direct, indirect, special or consequential damages arising in connection with this program. Digital Romance, Inc makes no express or implied warranties or representations with respect to the program. In addition, Digital Romance, Inc makes no representation that the operation of the service will be uninterrupted or error-free, and Digital Romance, Inc will not be liable for the consequences of any interruptions or errors.
Digital Romance, Inc is located in the United States and the program is governed by the laws of the United States and the state of Washington.
Revocation of Preferred Affiliate Status
Your preferred affiliate status and access to the content provided by the program may be suspended or terminated at any time. Your preferred affiliate status will be immediately revoked if we discover that you are involved in any of the following practices while promoting our products:
Inappropriate or illegal advertising (misleading links, false claims, etc)
Spamming (unsolicited email, mass forum or comment posting, use of “bots” to generate unwanted content on third-party sites, etc.)
Violating intellectual property rights
Referring large amounts of low-quality traffic
You may use image and text links on your website, emails, in social network accounts that you control, and in any other medium that is not prohibited in this agreement.
You may use the images and text provided to you on this site, or you may create your own. In no case may the images or text used in your campaigns violate the policies of this agreement.
When a web surfer clicks through your affiliate link, a cookie is set in their browser that contains your affiliate username. Also, their IP address is tracked in the database along with your affiliate name. When this person decides to buy a product, the script will look for this cookie and/or try to match their IP address to identify the affiliate who will be awarded the commission. Visitors sent through your affiliate link may make a purchase later in time and the commission will still be awarded if the cookie is present in their browser and/or they are using the same IP address as the one logged in the database.
Terms of the agreement
These terms will begin upon your signup with the preferred affiliate program. The terms of this agreement may be modified by Digital Romance, Inc at any time. If any modification to the terms is unacceptable to you, your only choice is to terminate your preferred affiliate account. Your continuing participation in the program will constitute your acceptance of any change.
We will not be liable for direct or indirect damages (loss of revenue, commissions) due to your membership in the preferred affiliate program – including, but not limited to your use of the marketing materials provided on this website. We do not make any expressed or implied warranties with respect to the content provided or the websites which we operate. We make no claim that the operation of our sales sites will be error-free and we will not be liable for any interruptions or errors. While we constantly strive to prevent errors or interruptions on our websites, we can actually guarantee that there will be interruptions and errors at some point.
By submitting your application, you acknowledge that you have read these terms and conditions, understand, and agree to be bound by them.
The banners and images on this site are provided for your use on external servers.
Linking directly to any files on this site is prohibited.
We use Amazon S3 to host many of our image and video assets. To learn how you can host files on your own S3 account, check out Amazon’s handy Getting Started guide.
Prohibited Image Uses
You are welcome to modify and publish these images to promote any products offered by Digital Romance, Inc. However, use of these images for the following purposes is prohibited:
- To represent yourself, your organization, or any web property as an employee, agent, or official representation of Digital Romance, Inc.
- To misrepresent the content of the products offered by Digital Romance, Inc.
- To misrepresent the free content distributed by Digital Romance, Inc.
- To promote other products or services unrelated to Digital Romance, Inc.
- To offer any intellectual property of Digital Romance, Inc for sale or distribution on websites or media not operated by Digital Romance, Inc.
- To create or modify products for sale or distribution
Negative Campaigns (a.k.a. “Is Text Your Ex Back a Scam?”)
Don’t do the negative angle thing. It’s bad for the product, it’s bad for the brand, and it’s bad for other affiliates. Aggressively tackling negative sites isn’t our highest priority but we will eventually ask Clickbank to ban affiliates who are running negative campaigns.