Forg3d Nutrition Brand Ambassador Program Rules
Every Forg3d Nutrition Brand Ambassador must adhere to the highest possible standards of ethical and legal conduct during this promotion.
Tracking is Cookie and discount code based. Meaning that any customer that makes a purchase through your Brand Ambassador site or code will be associated to you as a customer, so long as that customer is not associated to The Company or another Brand Ambassador from a prior purchase.
The Federal Trade Commission has recently more clearly defined best practices for affiliate marketers, and it is our position that all Brand Ambassadors of Forg3d Nutrition must use these guidelines and regulations as Standard Operating Procedure during their endorsement or promotion.
Download and Review the FTC Document for Endorsement Guidelines: http://ftc.gov/os/2009/10/091005revisedendorsementguides.pdf
In addition to the FTC Guidelines, please observe the following Best Practices: When you promote, make sure you:
** Disclose your affiliation with Forg3d Nutrition when promoting the products and/or company on your website, social media, or in video format.
** Include your relevant Privacy Policies on sites that you are promoting Forg3d Nutrition with.
** Include your Terms of Service on sites that you are promoting Forg3d Nutrition with.
** Include your Forward Looking Earnings Statements on sites that you are promoting Forg3d Nutrition with.
** DO NOT SPAM (Do NOT send JUNK or UNQUALIFIED TRAFFIC to this offer)
** Don't TWITTER SPAM or Social Media Spam
** Don't misrepresent yourself as a "typical result" or as a "typical customer" when you promote products
** Be transparent and authentic – We'll treat your customers with MASSIVE RESPECT!
Terms & Conditions:
Forg3d Nutrition (hereinafter referred to as “The Company”) Brand Ambassador Agreement
This Agreement contains the complete terms and conditions that apply to your participation as an Ambassador in the Brand Ambassador Program of The Company, and the establishment of links from your Brand Ambassador website to our website https//www.forg3dnutrition.com
Customer: The user sent to The Company site via Brand Ambassador link
Brand Ambassador / You: The publisher advertising links/promotions of The Company
- Enrollment in the Brand Ambassador Program
First, you need to submit a complete Sponsored Athlete Search / Brand Ambassador Program Application. We will evaluate your application and will notify you of your acceptance or rejection within 30 business days. We may reject your application if we determine (at our sole discretion) that your site is unsuitable for the Brand Ambassador Program for any reason. If we reject your application, you are welcome to reapply to the Brand Ambassador Program at any time.
- Prohibited Sites/Verbiage
Sites that promote sexually explicit material or violence.
Sites that promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, national origin, or physical disability.
Sites that promote illegal activities.
Sites or verbiage making medical claims in regards to our products/services (ie. the curing or recession of an ailment)
Brand Ambassador agrees to not utilize SPAM in promoting The Company. This action will result in the immediate termination of Brand Ambassador account with a cancellation of any pending commissions. Brand Ambassador will also be in violation of The Company’s Brand Ambassador Agreement and subject to legal action and be held liable for any financial loss incurred by The Company. Any service interruptions to The Company’s website as a result of Ambassador spamming will be billed to Brand Ambassador at 500 U.S. dollars per hour until service is restored. For the purpose of this agreement SPAM is defined as emailing ANYONE, in bulk or by single mailing, about The Company, who has not specifically requested the information directly from Brand Ambassador.
- Promotion of Our Brand Ambassador Relationship
As a Brand Ambassador, we will make available to you Links (each of these links sometimes being referred to herein as "Links" or, individually, as a "Link") and banners, which, subject to the terms and conditions hereof, you may display as often and in as many areas on your site as you desire. The Links will serve to identify your site as a member of our Brand Ambassador Network and will establish a link from your site to ours.
Subject to the terms of clause © below, we will provide you with Links, which will consist of a graphic images or text provided by us (and subject to change from time to time in our sole discretion). These Links will connect your site directly to ours. By utilizing these Links, users of your site will be able to order, directly from us, any product(s) that were described or referenced on your site.
Agreements Regarding Links:
In utilizing Links, you also agree that you will display on your site only those graphic images (indicating a Link) that are provided by us, or that are created in good taste by the Brand Ambassador. All Links may be modified and/or expanded from time to time throughout the term of this Agreement pursuant to the mutual agreement of the parties hereto. Each Link connecting users of your site to the pertinent area of our site will in no way alter the look, feel or functionality of our site.
- PPC Bidding Rules
TM and TM + Keyword are restricted: (Forg3d Nutrition and Forg3d Nutrition products).
PPC is only allowed on generic terms.
- Our Responsibilities
We will be responsible for providing all information necessary to allow you to make appropriate Links from your site to our site. We will be solely responsible for processing every order placed by a customer following a special Link from your site, for tracking the volume and amount of sales generated by your site, and for providing information to Brand Ambassadors regarding sales statistics. We will be responsible for order entry, payment processing, shipping, cancellations, returns, and related customer service.
- Other Responsibilities and Opportunities of Brand Ambassador Sites
If you qualify and agree to participate as an Brand Ambassador Site, you shall display Links prominently throughout your site as you see fit and with our consent.
Contests and Promotions:
As a Brand Ambassador, you will be entitled to participate and promote on your site any sweepstakes, contests, and special promotions we may offer. In addition, you will be entitled to earn commissions as set forth.
Only offers and promotional tools provided explicitly by The Company for use on an Brand Ambassador site are valid.
The unauthorized use of promotional offers taken from another website is strictly forbidden and may result in the termination of this agreement.
Compliance with the Agreement:
We have the right in our sole discretion to monitor your site at any time and from time to time to determine if you are in compliance with the terms of this Agreement.
We will monitor for FTC compliance to ensure disclosures are adequately added. Please ensure compliance by following the guidelines set by the FTC.
- Reports of Sales
You will be given a user name and password and have the ability to enter a password-protected site to receive your sales statistics on a daily basis.
- Your Responsibilities
You are solely responsible for ensuring that reviews, descriptions, and articles on your site comply with applicable copyright, FTC disclosure and other laws. You must have express permission to use another party’s copyrighted or other proprietary material. We are not responsible for violations. For additional information on expectations around FTC disclosure please visit the FTC website.
- Policies and Pricing
Customers who buy The Company’s products through the Brand Ambassador Program will be deemed to be customers of The Company. Accordingly, all of our rules, policies, and operating procedures concerning customer orders, customer service, and sales will apply to those customers. We may change our policies and operating procedures at any time. For example, we will determine the prices to be charged for our products sold under the Brand Ambassador Program in accordance with our own pricing policies. Our prices and product availability may vary from time to time. Because price changes may affect products that you already have listed on your site, you should update pricing often or not include price information in your product descriptions.
You shall not create, publish, distribute, or permit any written material that makes reference to us without first submitting such material to us and receiving our written consent, which we agree shall not be unreasonably withheld.
- Licenses and Use of the The Company’s logos and Trademarks
WE GRANT YOU A NON-EXCLUSIVE, NON-TRANSFERABLE, REVOCABLE RIGHT TO (i) ACCESS OUR SITE THROUGH THE LINKS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT AND (ii) SOLELY IN CONNECTION WITH SUCH LINKS AND UNDER THE CONDITIONS PROVIDED FOR HEREIN, TO USE OUR LOGOS, TRADE NAMES, TRADEMARKS, AND SIMILAR IDENTIFYING MATERIAL RELATING TO US (COLLECTIVELY, THE "LICENSED MATERIALS"), FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF SELLING PRODUCTS ON YOUR SITE FOR THE COMPANY. YOU MAY NOT ALTER, MODIFY, OR CHANGE THE LICENSED MATERIALS IN ANY WAY WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION. YOU ARE ONLY ENTITLED TO USE THE LICENSED MATERIALS WHILE YOU ARE A MEMBER IN GOOD STANDING OF THE BRAND AMBASSADOR PROGRAM.
You shall not make any specific use of any Licensed Materials for purposes other than selling products on your site for The Company, without first submitting a sample of such to us and obtaining the prior written consent of The Company’s Brand Ambassador Program Manager, which shall not be unreasonably withheld. We reserve all of our rights in the Licensed Materials and of our other proprietary rights. We may revoke your license at any time, by giving you written notice.
- Promotion or sale of Forg3d Nutrition products through Google Shopping, Amazon, Ebay, or other Product Listing Ads or Sites (owned or not owned by you), are not allowed unless express written permission is provided by Forg3d Nutrition.
CONFIDENTIALITY & NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENT
The Company proposes to disclose certain of its confidential and proprietary information (the "Confidential Information") to Brand Ambassador. Confidential Information shall include all data, materials, products, production methods, proprietary vendors, technology, computer programs, specifications, manuals, business plans, software, marketing plans, financial information, training materials and other information disclosed or submitted, orally, in writing, or by any other media, to Brand Ambassador by The Company. All Information disclosed orally shall be considered Confidential Information, unless identified as non-confidential by The Company at the time of disclosure. Nothing herein shall require The Company to disclose any of its information.
Brand Ambassador agrees that any Confidential Information disclosed by The Company will not be shared with others in person, by email, or through social media. Brand Ambassador agrees that Information sent to Brand Ambassador from The Company will not be photographed, recorded or reproduced in any way on social media. This includes but is not limited to Brand Ambassador training material, e-mail correspondence, written correspondence.
Brand Ambassador agrees that the Confidential Information is to be considered confidential and proprietary to The Company and Brand Ambassador shall hold the same in confidence, shall not use the Confidential Information other than for the purposes of its business with Company, and shall disclose it only to its officers, directors, or Brand Ambassador with a specific need to know and only disclosed as instructed by The Company. Brand Ambassador will not disclose, publish or otherwise reveal any of the Confidential Information received from The Company to any other party whatsoever except with the specific prior written authorization of The Company. Brand Ambassador shall not duplicate confidential Information furnished in tangible and nontangible form except for purposes of this Agreement. Upon the request of The Company, Brand Ambassador shall return all Confidential Information received in written or tangible form, including any information, copies, or reproductions, taken from Forg3dNutrition.com, within fifteen (15) days of such request. If the Brand Ambassador discloses, publish, or otherwise reveal any information, media, or idea, from Forg3dNutrition.com, the Brand Ambassador agrees to pay $5,000 US dollars to Company as and for liquidated, estimated and stipulated damages, to be paid within thirty (30) calendar days. At Brand Ambassador's option, Brand Ambassador may destroy any documents or other media developed by the Brand Ambassador containing Confidential Information. Brand Ambassador shall provide a written certificate to The Company regarding destruction within ten (10) days thereafter.
The obligations of Brand Ambassador herein shall be effective indefinitely from the date that the Brand Ambassador Agreement between The Company and Brand Ambassador terminates. Further, the obligation not to disclose shall not be affected by bankruptcy, receivership, assignment, attachment or seizure procedures, whether initiated by or against Brand Ambassador, nor by the rejection of any agreement between The Company and Brand Ambassador, by a trustee of Brand Ambassador in bankruptcy, or by the Brand Ambassador as a debtor in possession or the equivalent of any of the foregoing under local or federal law.
This Agreement shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the United States and the state of Louisiana; in the event of any conflict, the law of Louisiana will govern. Brand Ambassador consents to the jurisdiction of the Circuit Court for Lafayette Parish Louisiana and the U.S. District Court for Louisiana for any dispute arising out of this Agreement. Brand Ambassador agrees that in the event of any breach or threatened breach by Brand Ambassador, The Company may obtain, in addition to any other legal remedies which may be available, such equitable relief as may be necessary to protect The Company against any such breach or threatened breach and reimbursement of The Company's attorneys' fees and costs.
Brand Ambassador may not at any point disclose any sales, financial figures, cost or profit with anyone within The Company or outside of it without written consent of The Company. This is included but not limited to sales figures, sales tracking methods, customer counts, company growth, incentive programs, sales contests or events. Disclosing such information to another Brand Ambassador or an external party will be considered a material breach of this Agreement and subject the Brand Ambassador to damages, injunctive relief and reimbursement of The Company's attorneys' fees and costs.
SALES REPRESENTATIVE AGREEMENT
The Company is in the business of formulating, manufacturing, marketing, and selling of nutritional products, supplements and branded apparel and accessories. Brand Ambassador is in the business of marketing and promoting products of The Company. The Company and Brand Ambassador desire to enter into a business relationship subject to the terms and conditions set forth below.
The Company engages Brand Ambassador, and Brand Ambassador agrees to be engaged, to The Company. The term of this Agreement shall commence on the date hereinabove and shall continue through its termination. Either party may terminate this Agreement without cause. Brand Ambassador agrees to provide thirty (30) days’ advance written notice of termination. The Company may terminate this Agreement without advance notice. Brand Ambassador acknowledges that he/she is an independent contractor and that no employer-employee relationship, join venture, partnership or agency relationship is created by this Agreement.
Brand Ambassador agrees not to directly or indirectly compete with the businesses of The Company and its subsidiaries and affiliates, to include, but not limited to Forg3d Nutrition L.L.C., or any other business owned or partially owned by Jason Neatherlin, and/or John Lupo and/or Charles Biggio, during the term of this agreement for a period of two (2) years following termination of this Agreement within the Territory and not withstanding the cause or reason for the termination of this agreement.
The term “non-compete” as used herein shall mean that the Brand Ambassador shall not own, manage, operate, consult with, officially represent, or be employed by or in a business substantially similar to or competitive in any way with the business of The Company, its subsidiaries, affiliates, or such business activity in which the Company may substantially engage during the term of this agreement and for a period two (2) years following this agreement.
Non-Solicitation of Customers:
Brand Ambassador agrees not to solicit or attempt to solicit, directly or indirectly, for any purpose that is not in the interest of The Company, any customers of The Company with which Brand Ambassador had any contact during the term of this Agreement, whether or not the customer is located within the Territory, during the term of this Agreement and for a period of two (2) years following termination of this Agreement, and notwithstanding the cause or reason for the termination of this Agreement. Brand Ambassador agrees that The Company has good will among its customers. Brand Ambassador agrees that the temporal restrictions of this provision are reasonable.
This Agreement is binding upon, and in-turn, to the benefit of the parties, their successors, subsidiaries, affiliates, and personal representatives.
I acknowledge that I have read and fully agree to the terms of this Brand Ambassador Agreement.