Terms and Conditions
Terms and Conditions for the OurChurch.Com Partnership Program
This document will be available for viewing on-line. It is highly recommend that you print a copy for your records.
For the purposes of this document, you, the participant in the OurChurch.Com Partnership Program will be referred to as Participant.
General Purpose. The general purpose of the OurChurch.Com partnership program is to reward Participant for referring people to OurChurch.Com’s website services. The Participant will promote OurChurch.Com’s services in accordance with the methods described in this document and OurChurch.Com will pay the Participant a percentage of revenue generated from Participant’s referrals.
OurChurch.Com-Participant Relationship. Participant may refer to himself or herself as an “OurChurch.Com partner,” “independent partner,” or “OurChurch.Com Affiliate.” Participating in this program does not make Participant an employee of OurChurch.Com. Participant is not permitted to claim, imply, or otherwise give the impression to anyone that Participant is an employee of OurChurch.Com.
Permitted Promotional Strategies. Participant may promote OurChurch.Com’s services through any of the following means:
- Website – Participant can promote OurChurch.Com through their website. Text descriptions, OurChurch.Com graphics, and links to OurChurch.Com’s website are encouraged
- Email – Participant may email people he or she knows. If Participant operates an email list or e-newsletter where the people on the list have specifically requested to receive email from Participant, Participant may promote OurChurch.Com to the people on that list.
- Printed Materials – Participant may use any printed materials provided by OurChurch.Com. Participant may also create their own printed materials, however, every printed document developed by Participant must be specifically approved by OurChurch.Com
- Verbally – Participant is encouraged to promote OurChurch.Com’s services in conversations with family, friends, and other acquaintances.
- Advertising – Participant may promote OurChurch.Com through banner advertising, link exchanges, banner swaps or other forms of advertising. The cost of any such advertisements is born by Participant.
Disallowed Promotional Strategies. Participant may not promote OurChurch.Com’s services by any of the following means. If any of these policies are violated, Participant’s participation in this program may be terminated immediately and all advertising and/or monetary rewards forfeited.
- Unsolicited Email (SPAM) – Mass emails to people that Participant does not know and have not specifically requested to receive email from Participant are not allowed.
- Unapproved Printed Materials – Participant is not permitted to create his or her own promotional materials and use them without OurChurch.Com’s specific approval of every document.
- Incentives – Participant is not permitted to refund, rebate, or otherwise compensate anyone as an incentive to register as their referral.
Information and Tracking. OurChurch.Com will provide all of the tracking and storing of data related to Participant’s referrals. OurChurch.Com will credit Participant with a referral anytime a new client indicates they first learned of OurChurch.Com through Participant’s promotional efforts. OurChurch.Com will provide real-time on-line information and statistics on the free website, premium option payments, and advertising payments made by Participant’s referrals.
Tracking Deficiencies. OurChurch.Com will make a good faith effort to provide accurate tracking of referrals through software well as by requesting referral information in registration forms. However, tracking technology is not perfect. It is possible that some people may disable the part of their browser that is required for software tracking of referrals. It is also possible that people browsing may not indicate Participant referred them when registering for services. OurChurch.Com will not beheld responsible for referrals not credited as a result of the limitations of the technology available or inaccurate entries made by the people referred.
Qualifying Referrals. Participant will not receive credit for any referrals made prior to registering for the partnership program.
Participant will receive credit for referring himself or herself but will not receive a percentage of the revenue for the first of each premium option paid for. To clarify, the first time Participant adds any premium option to a website they will not receive the referral fee, but for the second website and each additional website after the second to which they add that same premium option they will be credited with the referral fee.
Discontinued Services. OurChurch.Com reserves the right to disable or discontinue any websites or advertisers that violate their agreements. If this occurs, Participant will cease to receive monetary or advertising compensation for that referral.
Promotional Materials. OurChurch.Com will provide Participant with a variety of promotional materials. Sample text, graphics, and HTML that Participant may use on their website will be provided. Participant may only use promotional materials created by OurChurch.Com or specifically approved by OurChurch.Com.
OurChurch.Com will provide rewards for Participants referrals as follows:
Web Hosting Services & Domain Registration. Participant will receive a 50% commission on all orders for the Gold, Silver or Bronze web hosting packages, NE1 Premium and Domain Registration paid during the first year after a client was referred to OurChurch.Com by Participant. No commissions are earned after the client’s first year.
Other Services. Participant will be rewarded at a 20% rate for all other services purchased during the first year after the client was referred to OurChurch.Com by Participant. These services include search marketing services, custom design services, advertising, consulting and tranfer services. No commissions are earned after the client’s first year.
Payment Details. Participant’s current balance will be available to be viewed on-line. Participant’s balance will be paid quarterly when the balance exceeds $50. If a partner’s earned balance does not exceed $50, the balance will be rolled into the next quarter.
Cancellation. Participant is free to cancel participation in this program at any time through an on-line cancellation form. Cancellation is effective immediately. Cancellation will result in the forfeiture of any current balance owed to Participant by OurChurch.Com as well as any future advertising or monetary referral compensation that might have been earned as the result of referrals made by Participant.
Amendments. OurChurch.Com reserves the right to amend this agreement at any time. Participant will be given 30 days notice to any changes in this agreement and will have the option to cancel participation in the program should Participant not agree to the amended terms.
The Internet. The Internet is neither owned nor controlled by any one entity; therefore, OurChurch.Com can make no guarantee that any given user shall be able to access the servers on which its software operates at any given time. OurChurch.Com represents that it shall make every good faith effort to ensure that its servers are available as widely as possible and with as little service interruption as possible.
Limited Liability. Under no circumstances, including negligence, shall OurChurch.Com, its officers, agents or any one else involved in creating, producing or distributing OurChurch.Com’s service be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or inability to use, the OurChurch.Com service; or that results from mistakes, omissions, interruptions, deletion of files, errors, defects, delays in operation, or transmission or any failure of performance, whether or not limited to “acts of God”, communication failure, theft, destruction or unauthorized access to OurChurch.Com’s records, programs or services.