Read below for affiliate rules relating to all of our promotions.
If you do not agree to or understand any of the language in this Agreement or the Terms, then you should not signup or participate in any of Our promotions.
We LOVE and appreciate our affiliates and want you to succeed in our promotions. We also strive to serve our clients with 100% compliance and integrity with all laws, including FTC guidelines. As an affiliate, we anticipate that you will conduct yourself with professionalism and care for your community/list, which is why we've detailed these Terms and Conditions for you. We also wanted you to be aware of all the prizes and payments associated with our promotions, so watch for additional information related to any of our specific promotions. Each promotion is unique and time-bound, so watch your email for full details related to each launch.
Please read this entire agreement before participating in our launches. It will help you!
Thanks for all your support!
-- Mary Morrissey and Brave Thinking Institute Team
Affiliate Agreement Terms & Conditions
By participating in the marketing launch (the "Promotion") of any of our products or programs (the "Product") conducted by Brave Thinking Institute (the “Company”, "Promoter", “We”), you (the "Affiliate") agree to the following Terms and Conditions (the "Agreement'').
Affiliate must be 18 years or older to participate in Promotion. Promoter reserves the unconditional right to accept or deny any Affiliate who enters the Promotion on the Promoter's Affiliate Enrollment websites (the "Enrollment Sites") or who drives traffic to any of the Promoter's other websites (the "Sites"). Affiliate must be in good standing with the Federal Trade Commission (the "FTC") and the Promoter, and in compliance with all FTC guidelines and the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
Affiliate agrees and understands that if its marketing, websites, emails or any other communications associated with or for this Promotion are deemed inappropriate that Affiliate will be deemed, at the sole discretion of the Promoter, ineligible to participate in the Promotions and disqualified from receiving any recognition, commissions, prizes or any other compensation or further communication from the Promoter.
Affiliate will be immediately removed from all Promotions and from Promoter's Affiliate Program -- resulting in a forfeiture in all contests and commissions -- and will be in violation of this Agreement IF its marketing for this Promotion or for its own sites:
- contains, promotes or links to sexually explicit or violent material;
- promotes, depicts or links to material that promotes or depicts discrimination based on race, gender, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, or age;
- contains unlawful material, including but not limited to materials that may violate another's intellectual property rights, or links to a site that contains such material;
- contains information regarding illegal activity, promotes or links to a site that provides information or promotes illegal activity; or
- uses Promoter's videos, images, banners, likeness, or brand name in or on their websites, thus creating market and consumer confusion (which is illegal and generally referred to as copyright or trademark infringement). To be clear, you may not use our banners, images or videos, unless specifically supplied to you or are in our referral center banner list, as if they are your own on your own sites or any other sites, as it may cause a customer to opt-in thinking they are opting in to our communications rather than yours. Clearly, the best practice to generate sales is to establish your own brand, identity, and sites, then to authentically recommend our program, not pretend to be us.
- uses any "bots" or automated link generating, spamming, or social media spamming techniques to perpetuate their links automatically or anonymously. You should only participate in this program by sending your link directly to your well maintained “opt-in” email list, your social media contacts, or through ads you have placed that comply with all the rules on this page.
- defames, slanders, or posts rude or inappropriate comments about Promoter or any public figure or member of the expert community. Any rude communication with Promoter's staff also warrants termination of the affiliate agreement and a forfeiture of all standings, prizes, and commissions.
- uses Brave Thinking Institute, any of our brands, or any misspelling or alternative use/spelling of our brands in the root of a URL. This means you may not use, for example, "bravethinkinginsitute" or "marymorrissey" in your website domain before the domain extension, which begins with (dot). Other examples:
NOT OK: www.bravethinkinginsitutecontent.com
NOT OK. www.gobti.com
NOT OK. www.marymorrisseyreview.com
- for any other reason that is deemed by us to be unsuitable by the Promoter.
Promoter reserves the right to disqualify Affiliates from our Affiliate program, cancel pending commissions based on inappropriate behavior or marketing by the Affiliate, and to amend this Promotion or Agreement at any time without notification to Affiliate.
SPAM AND UNSOLICITED EMAIL
Affiliate agrees NOT to send any unsolicited email to any party during the Promotion. Promoter has ZERO tolerance toward any Affiliate who spams any party or individual, period. If Affiliate is caught spamming with or without "bots", or automated or anonymous social media posting, they will be removed from the Promoter's Affiliate Program, and their commissions or pending commissions will be canceled and/or forfeited. Spam is defined as emailing or posting to anyone who has not requested information via email or any website, and also includes "spamming search engines" or social media with links. Affiliate agrees to abide by all Federal Trade Commission Guidelines and the U.S. Federal Can-SPAM Act.
We've taken every effort to ensure we accurately represent our Promotion and it's potential to help you earn commissions, as described below. However, there is no guarantee that you will get any results or earn any money whatsoever during this Promotion, and we do not purport this as a "get rich scheme." Nothing on our Sites or in this Promotion is a promise or guarantee of earnings. Your level of success in attaining results is dependent upon a number of factors including your skill, knowledge, ability, dedication, business savvy, network, list, and financial situation. Because these factors differ according to individuals, we cannot guarantee your success, income level, or ability to earn revenue. You alone are responsible for your actions and results in life and business. Any forward-looking statements outlined on our sites or in our Promotions are simply our expectations or forecasts for future potential, and thus are not guarantees or promises for actual performance. These statements are simply our opinion. As stipulated by FTC law, we make no guarantees that you will achieve any results from our ideas or Promotion and we offer no professional legal or financial advice.
COMPLIANCE WITH 2009 FTC ADVERTISING GUIDELINES
Affiliate agrees to comply with the revised FTC guidelines on testimonials and affiliate endorsements that took effect on December 1, 2009. Those guidelines require, among other things, that your promotions disclose that you have a financial or other biased interest in whether someone purchases a product or service you are recommending (i.e. requires that you disclose you are an affiliate). Those guidelines also require that any time above average testimonials are used, that proper disclaimers are included. Promoter does not authorize you to use any testimonials with its products or services, except any that are offered to Affiliates by Promoter. Affiliate hereby agrees not to use fake testimonials or to otherwise engage in practices that would violate any federal or state advertising laws. Failure to comply with this provision can result in immediate termination of this Agreement and of your participation in the Promotion, with no further commissions being owed to you.
Affiliate will receive the posted dollar amount of commission for every sale they refer during the Promotion Period only that is directly referred by the Affiliate to the Promoter's Site through the Affiliate's unique link or cookie. This ONLY includes sales that are driven from the Affiliate to the Promoter's sales sites and as tracked through the Affiliate's unique link provided by the Promoter or the cookie resulting from that link.
Commissions are not paid on, and will not include, a single sale to the Affiliate themselves; meaning Affiliate cannot purchase the Product for their own use through their link and receive a commission on that sale. Affiliate commissions are counted and final numbers are deemed final at the sole discretion and decision of the Promoter.
Commission payments will be sent to Affiliate by the Promoter via PayPal once every 45 days following the Promotion Period until the Affiliate has been paid in full. This allows time for accounting after Promoter's 30-day satisfaction guarantee policies. Because multiple monthly payments are allowed by customers who purchase the Product, Affiliate should expect to receive approximately 50% of each collected monthly payment every 45 days until the customer has paid the Promoter in full for the Product. If a sale is canceled or refunded for any reason, any paid commission will be deducted from the amount owed to the Affiliate and any subsequent payment. Affiliate commissions will not be paid based on any sales or amounts that are attributed to spam, credit card fraud, or returned Product. Promoter reserves the right to change the dates of the commission payout.
Affiliates must complete the W-9 (or other required form if international) and any tax information sent by the Promoter before receiving any commission payments.
Promoter is NOT responsible for Affiliate using or maintaining their affiliate links and only sales tracked through the Promoter's system will count towards the Affiliates commissions. All sales and commission numbers are tallied by the Promoter and credit due to the Affiliate and all the final sales and commission numbers are at the sole discretion of the Promoter. Promoter makes every reasonable effort to accurately track and pay commissions for all sales that come from Affiliates, but is not responsible nor under any circumstances will be held liable for any technical difficulties, outside events, actions by other affiliates, or other uncontrollable events that may disrupt or interfere with Promoter's ability to track sales or pay commissions. Under no circumstances will Promoter be held liable for any indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages or any loss of revenue or profits that result from Affiliate's participation in this Promotion.
Affiliate agrees to receive email from Promoter, including but not limited to, promotional materials, newsletters, and other correspondence. Affiliate agrees to only present Promoter, Promoter products and services as set forth by Promoter, as stated on Promoter’s web site or Promoter materials. Affiliate will make no claims regarding potential income, earnings, products, or services beyond what is stated by the Promoter or Promoter’s web site. Affiliate agrees not to reproduce commission checks or distribute commission checks in any form or by any means.
Affiliate may not use ANY copyright, trademark, service mark, or general branding of the Promoter without full disclosure and permission of the Promoter.
Affiliate may not: a) read, intercept, record, redirect, interpret, or fill in the contents of any electronic form or other materials submitted to Promoter by any person or entity; b) take any action that could reasonably cause any customer confusion as to Affiliate's relationship with Promoter, or as to the site on which any functions or transactions (e.g., search, order, browse, and so on) are occurring; c) frame the Affiliate's website to look like the Promoter's website or to utilize the Promoter's branding in anyway that would confuse customers or the general public as to who is hosting or promoting such a website; d) seek to purchase or register any keywords, search terms or other identifiers related to the trademarks of the Promoter or the trade or service marks or names of Promoter's primary competitors, including misspellings or variations thereof for use in any search engine, portal, sponsored advertising service or other search or referral service unless otherwise agreed to by the Promoter; e) seek to purchase or register any domains or other identifiers that include variations on the trade or service marks or names of the Promoter intended to approximate misspellings or typographical mistakes of same or which otherwise would constitute typo or domain squatting, including variations thereof for use in any search engine, portal, sponsored advertising service or other search or referral service unless otherwise agreed to by the Promoter; or f) spam automated or anonymous links to social media pages or search engines. Promoter may cancel the Affiliate's participation in this Promotion, withhold or cancel commissions, or take any other action at its sole discretion should Affiliate conduct any of the behavior above or fail to operate with integrity or within the guidelines of the FTC.
Affiliate further agrees not to disparage Promoter, Promoter’s products or services, or other Promoter Affiliates in any manner. Affiliate understands that disparagement may result in the immediate termination of Affiliate’s account with a cancellation of any pending commissions.
All prizes associated with any Promotion will be distributed within 90 days of the Promotional Period at the sole discretion of the Promoter. Promoter will distribute final and full prize rules and releases to the winners of the prizes at the end of the Promotion. Promoter reserves the right to change prizes without notice.
All Affiliates who have won a prize (if prizes are part of the current Promotion and Affiliate has qualified for that prize according to the Promotion rules) within 10 days of the end of the Promotional Period, and may be responsible for any taxes associated with receiving a prize based on IRS guidelines and their local and state tax laws. Promoter will send a prize release to each applicable Affiliate winning a prize with further details and releases needed to accept the prize.
RELATIONSHIP OF PARTIES
Nothing in this Agreement shall be deemed to create a partnership, joint venture, agency relationship, or employment relationship between the Parties. Affiliate is participating in the Promotion as a fully independent entity and is responsible for any and all federal, state, local, and/or foreign income taxes and self-employment taxes, and any and all other federal, state, and local licensees, fees or taxes, or sales tax, including withholding taxes, social security taxes, and public liability and workman’s compensation insurance. Under no circumstances will Promoter be held liable for any actions or results of the Affiliate.
Affiliate hereby agrees not to share, use, copy, adapt, alter, distribute, duplicate, or part with possession of any of the Promoter’s confidential information which is not directly provided or approved by the Promoter, or any confidential information that is disclosed or otherwise comes into its possession under or in relation to this Agreement. Confidential information includes, but is not limited to, the following types of private information and other proprietary information of a similar nature regarding the Promoter’s business: sales figures, software passwords, Promoter list size, list contents, ideas, stories, activities, curriculum, seminar format, presentation materials, presentation content, inventions, financial information, business plans, business processes, marketing plans, marketing strategies, marketing copy, financial projections, customer lists, customer financial information, personal information of executives, sponsorship strategies, relationships with other vendors, media delivery concepts and systems, including, but not limited to, web-based delivery systems, technical data, software designs, drawings, specifications, models, source code, object code, documentation, diagrams, flow charts, and other similar information that is proprietary to and confidential information of the Promoter.
Affiliate shall not disclose his/her terms of this Agreement to any third party other than to the Affiliate’s employees and agents who (a) have a need to have access to such information (b) agree in writing to comply with the confidentiality provisions of this Agreement.
This Agreement imposes no obligation of confidentiality on Affiliate with regard to any portion of Promoter’s confidential information (a) that is part of the public domain at the time of disclosure; or (b) that becomes part of the public domain after the Promotion without any unauthorized act by or omission of Affiliate; or (c) if Affiliate can demonstrate by written records that he/she had independently developed knowledge of such confidential information prior to the date of disclosure; or (d) if permission to use or disclose said confidential information is first obtained by Affiliate in writing from Promoter; or (e) if Affiliate is required by law, regulation, rule, act, or order of any court or other government authority or agency to disclose such confidential information. In general, Affiliate may not disclose any financial, personal, or business information about the Promoter or its executives (including Founder Mary Morrissey) without permission from the Promoter. Such disclosure is grounds for legal action, equitable relief, and termination of this Agreement.
During the term of this Agreement and for two (2) years after the termination of this Agreement, Affiliate agrees not to, directly or indirectly, solicit, knowingly encourage, knowingly induce, or attempt to solicit any employee or contractor of Promoter to work directly or indirectly for Affiliate. Affiliate also agrees not to intentionally interfere with any agreements of Promoter and further agrees not to intentionally destroy any existing customer relationships of Promoter.
Promoter makes no express or implied warranties or representations with respect to the Affiliate Program or your potential to earn income from the Affiliate Program. In addition, Promoter makes no representation that the operation of our site or the Affiliate links will be uninterrupted or error-free, and we will not be liable for the consequences of any interruptions or errors.
INDEMNIFICATION AND LIABILITY
Affiliate agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Promoter and the Promoter’s Founder, Mary Morrissey, an individual, from and against any and all losses, claims, damages, liabilities, costs, and expenses (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorney fees) which Affiliate may be subject to or incur in connection with the Promotion to be rendered, except those claims that are judicially determined to have resulted from Promoter’s gross negligence or willful misconduct. Under no circumstances will Promoter or Mary Morrissey or their assigns be held liable for Affiliate’s injury or death or any loss or damage of personal belongings or earnings resulting from its providing of the Promotion or from Affiliate’s participation in any of its promotions, seminars or live events (“Events”) should the Affiliate attend them. Affiliate hereby accepts all risk to its health including injury or death that may result from participating in any Promoter Events and hereby releases Promoter, Mary Morrissey, and their officers, employees, interns, Affiliates, sponsors and representatives from any and all liability to his or herself and their personal representatives, estate, heirs, next of kin, and assigns for any and all claims and causes of action for loss of or damage to Affiliate’s property and for any and all illness or injury to Affiliate’s person, including death, that may result from or occur during Affiliate’s participation at the Events, whether caused by negligence of the Promoter or its representatives. Affiliate acknowledges and agrees to be financially responsible for any medical or legal bills that may be incurred as a result of participation in the Promotion or Events including any financial loss or emergency medical treatment. Affiliate understands that Promoter does not give legal or financial advice and under no circumstances will be held liable for results related to the Promotion or Events. Where authorized by law, Promoter’s aggregate liability arising with respect to this Agreement and the Affiliate Program will not exceed the total commissions paid or payable to you under to this Agreement.
The relationship between the Parties may be terminated immediately by either party. Upon termination, it is understood that the Confidentiality and Indemnification clauses above will remain in effect for perpetuity.
ENTIRE UNDERSTANDING AND DISPUTE
This Agreement constitutes the entire understanding of the Parties and may be modified only by the Promoter. This Agreement shall be construed and interpreted according to the laws of the State of California in the United States of America and shall be binding upon the parties hereto, their heirs, successors, assigns, and personal representatives; and references to the Promoter and to the Affiliate shall include their heirs, successors, assigns, and personal representatives. In the event of a dispute between the Parties regarding this Agreement, any such disputes, controversies and claims arising out of or relating to this Agreement, it shall be settled and determined by arbitration. The rules governing this arbitration shall be according to the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and any arbitration needed will be conducted in California. The parties further agree that the arbitration shall be conducted before a three panel arbitration board wherein each party to this agreement selects one arbitrator and those selected arbitrators select a third arbitrator. The decision of the arbitration shall be final and each party agrees to be bound by the arbitration board.
Affiliates may not assign this Agreement, by operation of law or otherwise, without Promoter’s prior written consent. Subject to that restriction, this Agreement will be binding on, inure to the benefit of, and enforceable against the Parties and their respective successors and assigns.
The Promoter reserves the right to amend this Agreement as needed from time to time, and Affiliate agrees that any and all such amendments will apply to the Affiliate. The continuation of Affiliate status, promoting, or marketing the Promoter, Promoter products or services, or Affiliate’s acceptance of income, shall constitute Affiliate’s acceptance of any and all amendments. Affiliate agrees to review this Agreement for any changes and additions, monthly or at the beginning of each affiliate payout cycle, whichever is sooner.
Promoter’s failure to enforce your strict performance of any provision of this Agreement will not constitute a waiver of Promoter’s right to subsequently enforce such provision or any other provision of this Agreement.
If any provision or covenant, or part thereof, of this Agreement should be held by any court or other legitimate tribunal with appropriate jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, either in whole or in part, such invalidity, illegality or un enforceability shall not affect the validity, legality or enforceability of the remaining provisions or covenants, or any part thereof, of this Agreement, all of which shall remain in full force and effect.
Promoter may be contacted at ClientCare@BraveThinkingInsitute.com or via its address:
Brave Thinking Institute
31441 Santa Margarita Pkwy, #A-364,
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688