TripShock Affiliates to receive a portion of TripShock’s Commission when they refer customers to Tripshock.com via Affiliate Links.
Anyone wishing to become a TripShock Affiliate, must complete the application process. TripShock in its sole discretion may deny any applicant, for any non discriminatory reason and is not required to provide an explanation for its decision. Likewise, applicant agrees that it has no recourse should its application be denied.
Commissions and Payment
Affiliate Commissions are equal to 25% of TripShock’s Commission, which ranges from 20% to 30% of the activity price. Commission excludes all taxes and fees.
To be eligible for an Affiliate Commission, the sale must originate from an Affiliate Link and the purchase must occur within 7 days of the user clicking the Affiliate Link. TripShock Affiliate Links include tracking codes. TripShock Affiliates are responsible for ensuring that each of the links between its website and TripShock.com are tagged links. TripShock will not be responsible for lost commissions due to non-tagged link usage.
Payments will be made for confirmed orders only. An order is confirmed when the supplier confirms that the trip is completed. Transactions that result in chargebacks or refunds will not result in Affiliate Commissions. At the end of the month, the total number of confirmed orders will be determined and payment will be issued approximately 14 days later, except that if the amount owed does not exceed $50.00, the payment will be deferred to the subsequent month until the threshold of $50.00 is met.
Payments are made via direct deposit with bill.com and all members must have a form on file, unless otherwise agreed upon in writing by TripShock and the TripShock Affiliate. If the affiliate does not accept TripShock's email invitation to create their bill.com account and input banking information prior to the billing period, the payment will be deferred to the subsequent month.
Tax information will also be requested by TripShock at the time of eligibility for first payment or may be filled out by the affiliate in the account profile in advance. If the affiliate's tax ID is not received prior to the billing period, the payment will be deferred to the subsequent month.
Intellectual Property Rights
All material contained on TripShock.com, unless otherwise indicated, is protected by law including, but not limited to, copyright and trademark law, as well as other state, national, and international laws and regulations. TripShock Affiliates acknowledges that all right, title and interest in and to TripShock’s website and any and all intellectual property rights associated therewith are exclusively owned by TripShock, and TripShock Affiliates will not contest the validity of any trademark or TripShock’s exclusive ownership of it. TripShock Affiliates may use, but not alter images and media from TripShock.com and partner websites. To do so may result in removal from the TripShock affiliate program.
Any re-use on a TripShock Affiliate website(s) of copyrighted images, logos and marketing text must include notices in the following form: For marketing text: copyright - year (e.g., 2015) TripShock. All rights reserved.
Your affiliate application and status may be suspended or terminated for any reason, including the following:
- Taking action to harm TripShock’s business reputation;
- Directly soliciting a TripShock suppliers for deals, offers, and/or information without consent from TripShock;
- Inappropriate advertisements (false claims, misleading hyperlinks, etc.);
- Spamming (mass email, mass newsgroup posting, etc.);
- Advertising on sites containing or promoting illegal activities;
- Failing to disclose the affiliate relationship for any promotion that qualifies as an endorsement under existing Federal Trade Commission guidelines and regulations, or any applicable state laws;
- Violating intellectual property rights;
- Offering rebates, coupons, or other form of promised kick-backs from your Affiliate Commission as an incentive, however, adding bonuses or bundling other products with TripShock is acceptable; and
- Fraudulent transactions, suspected Affiliate fraud.
Promotional Codes/ Coupons
TripShock Affiliates are only authorized to advertise promotion codes that are posted on TripShock’s website. TripShock Affiliates must remove any promotion code from its website upon TripShock’s request. Sales generated through unauthorized promotion codes are not commissionable.
Pay Per Click and Other Advertising Means
TripShock Affiliates are not authorized to utilize or bid on keywords incorporating the "TripShock" trade name (A.K.A. branded terms) or any variation thereof. This includes, but is not limited to possible misspellings, abbreviations, and the merging of the restricted trade name with other terms, words or phrases.
TripShock Affiliates are not allowed to use any outside technology to access, crawl, acquire, copy, "deep-link," "inline-link" or "page-scrape" Tripshock.com. This includes the use of "robots," "spiders" or other automated devices, programs, algorithms, and methodologies to monitor any portion of TripShock’s website. TripShock Affiliates may not pull internet traffic away from Tripshock.com and TripShock Affiliate’s domain name cannot contain any variation of the words TripShock at any time, nor can the site resemble TripShock.com. Affiliates caught using outside technologies to compromise TripShock.com’s infrastructure and resources will be terminated from the program.
Branded terms which are off limits to TripShock Affiliates include, but are not limited to:
- TripShock vacations
- TripShock vacation
- TripShock vacation packages
- TripShock vacations deals
- TripShock all inclusive
- TripShock Destin vacations
- TripShock Key West packages
- Travel with TripShock
Search Engine Links
TripShock Affiliates utilizing search engine marketing and/or pay per click campaigns are not authorized to link directly to TripShock’s website through search engines; this refers to PPC keyword or text ad destination URLs as well as display URLs. Links within search engines must direct visitors to the TripShock Affiliate’s website, without redirects, and not to TripShock. Affiliates are not authorized to use the URL of TripShock or any variation thereof within their offline or online pay per click advertising. TripShock Affiliates are only allowed to link and promote their own web site/brand through search engines, not TripShock.
TripShock will not be liable for indirect or accidental damages (loss of revenue, commissions) due to affiliate tracking failures, loss of database files, or any results of intents of harm to the TripShock Affiliate Program and/or to our website(s).
TripShock does not make any expressed or implied warranties with respect to the TripShock Affiliate Program and/or the products sold by TripShock. We make no claim that the operation of the TripShock Affiliate Program and/or our website(s) will be error-free and we will not be liable for any interruptions or errors.
Term of the Agreement
The term of this Agreement begins upon your acceptance in the TripShock Affiliate Program and will end when your TripShock Affiliate account is terminated.
The terms and conditions of this agreement may be modified by TripShock at any time. If any modification to the terms and conditions of this Agreement are unacceptable to you, your only choice is to terminate your TripShock Affiliate account. Your continuing participation in the Affiliate Program will constitute your acceptance of any change.
TripShock Affiliates shall indemnify TripShock and hold it harmless, as well as its affiliate and subsidiary companies, officers, directors, employees, licensees, successors and assigns, including those licensed or authorized by TripShock to transmit and distribute materials, from any and all liabilities, damages, fines, judgments, claims, costs, losses, and expenses (including reasonable legal fees and costs) arising out of or related to any and all claims sustained in connection with this Agreement due to the negligence, misrepresentation, failure to disclose, or intentional misconduct of Affiliate.
Governing Law, Jurisdiction, and Attorney Fees
This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United States and the State of Florida. You and we agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of a state court located in Destin, Florida or a United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida.
In the event of litigation to enforce any provision of this Agreement, the prevailing party will be entitled to recover from the other party its costs and fees, including reasonable legal fees.
Electronic Signatures Effective
The Agreement is an electronic contract that sets out the legally binding terms of your participation in the TripShock Affiliate Program. You indicate your acceptance of this Agreement and all of the terms and conditions contained or referenced in this Agreement by completing the TripShock Affiliate application process. This action creates an electronic signature that has the same legal force and effect as a handwritten signature.