Affiliate Terms & Conditions
As of August 1st, 2013 the Affliate program will officially be live. For those who have applied and have been approved, you will be activated so you can use your tracking code for the program.
By filling out the signup form you acknowledge that you have read these terms and conditions, understand, and agree with them.
Joining the Program
Your participation in the program is solely for this purpose: to legally advertise our website to receive a commission on products purchased by your referred individuals. This program is open to residents of Canada and the United States only.
It is understood that you will introduce Sands Canada Inc. products and services to your current and prospective customers/aquantances and will comply with all laws, as well those that govern email marketing and anti-spam laws. Sands Canada Inc. reserves the right to accept or reject any prospective customers and will pay you a commission per customer sale referred using your affiliate code according to the designated payment schedule.
Either you or Sands Canada Inc. may terminate the Affiliate relationship at any time. You are only eligible to earn Affiliate payments during your time as an approved Affiliate. Sands Canada Inc. may change the program or service policies and operating procedures at any time.
This Affiliate relationship is one of independent contractors. The current rate for conversion is 3%. Sands Canada Inc. will not be liable for indirect, special or consequential damages arising in connection with this program and our aggregate liability arising with respect to this program will not exceed the total referral fees paid or payable to you. Sands Canada Inc. makes no express or implied warranties or representations with respect to the program. In addition, Sands Canada Inc. makes no representation that the operation of the service will be uninterrupted or error-free, and Sands Canada Inc. will not be liable for the consequences of any interruptions or errors.
Sands Canada Inc. is located in Canada and the program is governed by the laws of Canada and the province of Ontario.
Sands Canada Inc.
300 Central Ave W, Box 1752
Brockville, ON, K6V 6K8
Revocation of Affiliate Status
Your affiliate application and status in the program may be suspended or terminated for any of the following reasons:
- Inappropriate advertisements (false claims, misleading hyperlinks)
- Illegal spamming (mass email, mass newsgroup posting, etc.)
- Advertising on sites containing/promoting illegal activities
- Violation of intellectual property rights
- Inability to setup links or refer clients to Sands Canada Inc. (lack of performance - if no referral commissions are made within a 12 month period your affiliate account will be terminated)
- Sands Canada Inc. chooses to discontinue the Affliate Program.
If revocation of affiliate status occurs, then all funds contained in your affiliate account will be forfeited if they are under the minimum payout amount.
You may place text links both on your website and in emails. The site may also be advertised "offline" in classified ads, magazines, and newspapers. You may use the text provided to you by us, or you may create your own text and graphics as long as they are deemed appropriate according to the conditions above. A QR code (smartphone barcode) is also acceptable.
When a web surfer clicks through your affiliate link, a cookie is set in their browser that contains your affiliate tracking code. Also, their IP address is tracked in the database along with your affiliate tracking code. 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.
Conversion is counted as your current and prospective customers/aquantances clicking on a link provided on your web site or email and then making a purchase on Sands Canada's web site (http://www.sands.ca). If a sale is made resulting from a click Affliliate link from your web site or email, then your affilliate account is credited for 3% of the sale. The conversion is based on the sub total only and excludes shipping and tax totals. Conversions are calculated using the Canadian dollar only.
In order to receive a payout and to minimize costs, your affiliate account must have a balance of at least $20.00 in order to request a payout from your Affiliate account. Your Affiliate account will automatically be paid out to you if your Affiliate account balance reaches $80.00. The amount will be paid using the payment type you specified during registration. Please ensure your account information is always updated to avoid your payment from going to the wrong address or PayPal account. Payouts are made in Canadian dollars only. Balances are kept in CAD in dollars.
Terms of the Agreement
These terms will begin upon your signup with the affiliate program and will end when your affiliate account is terminated. The terms of this agreement may be modified by Sands Canada Inc. at any time. If any modification to the terms is unacceptable to you, your only choice is to terminate your affiliate account. Your continuing participation in the program will constitute your acceptance of any change.
We will not be liable for indirect or accidental damages (loss of revenue, commissions) due to affiliate tracking failures, loss of database files, and any results of "intents of harm" to the program or our website. We do not make any expressed or implied warranties with respect to the affiliate program and/or products sold at this site. We make no claim that the operation of the affiliate program and our website will be error-free and we will not be liable for any interruptions or errors.
By submitting your application, you acknowledge that you have read the terms and conditions, understand, and agree with them. Terms & Conditions may change, it is your responsibility to review these terms on a regular basis. Your continued enrollment in the program constitutes your understanding and approval of these terms and conditions. If you do not wish to continue in this Affiliate program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to remove your Affiliate account - Review Revocation of Affiliate Status.