Affiliate Program Details
It's A Black Thang.com Affiliate Program
Our affiliate program will provide you with an opportunity to generate revenue by promoting our products and sending potential customers to our site. Below are the key components of our program:
- Fill out the application and we will review your site or marketing strategy for approval.
- After you're approved, you will receive a unique link to our site.
- Our system will automatically track all sales generated by the visitors you send to our site.
- We have several different marketing tools you can use including logo banners, page peels and text links.
- You don't have to have a website. You can place your link on your blog or on your Facebook page.
- You will earn a 10% commission on net sales and we pay commissions when they total at least $25.
- We have a two-tier system so you will earn a 3% commission on any affiliate that you recruit into the program.
- Commissions are paid via Pay Pal or with an It's A Black Thang.com gift card, whichever you prefer.
- Review the details of the program below & Click here to sign up or log-in.
Affiliate Program Details:
This Affiliate Program Operating Agreement contains the terms and conditions that govern your participation in the It’s A Black Thang.com Affiliate Program. By joining our affiliate program, you agree to the terms and conditions of this operating agreement, or by continuing to participate in the program following our posting of a change notice or revised operating agreement on the It’s A Black Thang.com site. You agree to be bound by this operating agreement; acknowledge and agree that you have independently evaluated the desirability of participating in the program and are not relying on any representation, guarantee, or statement other than as expressly set forth in this operating agreement; and hereby represent and warrant that you are lawfully able to enter into contracts (e.g., you are not a minor) and that you are and will remain in compliance with this operating agreement, including the affiliate program participation requirements. In addition, if this operating agreement is being agreed to by a company or other legal entity, then the person agreeing to this operating agreement on behalf of that company or entity hereby represents and warrants that he or she is authorized and lawfully able to bind that company or entity to this operating agreement.1. Description of our Affiliate Program
The purpose of our Affiliate Program is to permit you to advertise our products and banners on your web site and earn a commission for any qualifying purchases made by your visitors that follow your unique link and visit our site. In order to help you promote our products, we will make available to you images, text, and other linking tools.2. Application Process
To begin the application process you must identify your site, the place where you will place your link or the marketing strategy you plan to use to promote our products. We will evaluate your application and notify you of its acceptance or rejection. We may reject your application if we determine that your site or marketing strategy is unsuitable. Unsuitable sites or marketing strategies include those that:
(a) promote or contain sexually explicit materials;
(b) promote violence or contain violent materials;
(c) promote or contain libelous or defamatory materials;
(d) promote discrimination, or employ discriminatory practices, based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age;
(e) promote or undertake illegal activities;
(f) are directed toward children under 13 years of age, as defined by the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (15 U.S.C. §§ 6501-6506) and any regulations promulgated thereunder;
(g) anything that violate intellectual property rights.
If we reject your application, you are welcome to reapply at any time. However, if we accept your application and we later determine that your site is unsuitable, we may terminate this operating agreement.
You will ensure that the information in your affiliate program application, including your email address and other contact information and identification of your site or marketing strategy is at all times complete, accurate, and up-to-date. We may send notifications and other communications relating to the affiliate program and this operating agreement to the email address associated with your affiliate program account. You will be deemed to have received all notifications, approvals, and other communications sent to that email address, even if the email address associated with your account is no longer current.3. Links On Your Site
After you have been notified that your application to participate in our affiliate program has been approved you may display your unique link on your site. Your unique link are links to the It’s A Black Thang.com site that you place on your site in accordance with this agreement, that properly utilize the special “tagged” link formats we provide, and that comply with the affiliate program linking requirements. Your unique link will permit accurate tracking, reporting, and accrual of your commission fees. You may earn commission fees only with respect to activity on the It’s A Black Thang.com site occurring directly through your unique link. We will have no obligation to pay you commission fees if you fail to properly format the links on your site to the It’s A Black Thang.com site as a unique link, including to the extent that such failure may result in any reduction of commission fee amounts that would otherwise be paid to you under this agreement.4. Responsibility For Your Site
You will be solely responsible for your site, including its development, operation, and maintenance and all materials that appear on or within it. For example, you will be solely responsible for:
We will process orders placed by customers who follow your unique link from your site to the It’s A Black Thang.com site. We reserve the right to reject orders that do not comply with any requirements on the It’s A Black Thang.com site, as they may be updated from time to time. We will track purchases for reporting and commission fee accrual purposes and will make available to you reports summarizing those purchases.6. Earning Commission Fees
We will pay you a commission fee on a qualifying purchase. A qualifying purchase occurs when a customer clicks on your unique link on your site and is directed to the It’s A Black Thang.com site; during the session the customer must add a product to his or her shopping cart and place the order for that product.
The following are unqualified purchases and we will not pay commission fees on any of the following:
We will pay your commission fees on a monthly basis for qualifying purchases shipped in a given month. We will pay you approximately 30 days following the end of each calendar month via Pay Pal or via an It's A Black Thang.com Gift Card.
You will not misrepresent or embellish the relationship between us and you (including by expressing or implying that we support, sponsor, endorse, or contribute to any charity or other cause), or express or imply any relationship or affiliation between us and you or any other person or entity except as expressly permitted by this operating agreement.
In connection with your participation in the affiliate program you will comply with all applicable laws, ordinances, rules, regulations, orders, licenses, permits, judgments, decisions, and other requirements of any governmental authority that has jurisdiction over you, including laws (federal, state, or otherwise) that govern marketing email (e.g., the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003).
You and we are independent contractors, and nothing in this operating agreement will create any partnership, joint venture, agency, franchise, sales representative, or employment relationship between you and us or our respective affiliates. You will have no authority to make or accept any offers or representations on our or our affiliates’ behalf. You will not make any statement, whether on your site or otherwise, that contradicts or may contradict anything in this section. If you authorize, assist, encourage, or facilitate another person or entity to take any action related to the subject matter of this operating agreement, you will be deemed to have taken the action yourself.9. Modifications
We may modify any of the terms and conditions contained in this operating agreement at any time and in our sole discretion by posting a change notice or revised agreement on the It’s A Black Thang.com site or by sending notice of such modification to you by email to the email address associated with your affiliate account (any such change by email will be effective on the date specified in the email and will in no event be less than two business days after the date the email is sent). Modifications may include, for example, changes to the Commission Fee Schedule, Affiliate Program Participation Requirements, payment procedures, and other program requirements. If any modification is unacceptable to you, your only recourse is to terminate this operating agreement. Your continued participation in the program following the effective date of any modification (e.g., the date of our posting of a change notice or revised operating agreement on the It’s A Black Thang.com site or the date specified in any email to you regarding such modification) will constitute your binding acceptance of the change.10. Term and Termination
The term of this operating agreement will begin upon our acceptance of your affiliate program application and will end when terminated by either you or us. Either you or we may terminate this operating agreement at any time, with or without cause, by giving the other party written notice of termination. Upon any termination of this operating agreement, any and all licenses you have with respect to content will automatically terminate and you will immediately stop using the content and It’s A Black Thang.com marks and promptly remove from your site and delete or otherwise destroy all links to the It’s A Black Thang.com site, all other content, and any other materials provided or made available by or on behalf of us to you under this operating agreement or otherwise in connection with the affiliate program. We may withhold accrued unpaid advertising fees for a reasonable period of time following termination to ensure that the correct amount is paid (e.g., to account for any cancellations or returns).