Affiliate Terms

Last Updated: November 18, 2015

The Invoicebus affiliate program (the "Affiliate Program") is designed to help you generate income in exchange for referring new clients to Invoicebus. These Affiliate Program Terms (the "Agreement") are a contract between IZEOS DOOEL ("IZEOS", "we", "us", "our" and terms of similar meaning) and you (the "Affiliate" or "you"), and it governs the terms and conditions of your participation in the Affiliate Program.

By registering as an affiliate you agree to the terms and conditions. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, you are not permitted to participate in the affiliate program.

1. Enrollment in the Affiliate Program

  • To become an affiliate you must submit an affiliate program application through our website.
  • You must accurately complete the application (and provide us with future updates) and not use any aliases or other means to mask your true identity or contact information.
  • After we review your application, we will notify you of your acceptance or rejection to the Affiliate Program, generally within two (2) business days.
  • We may accept or reject your application at our sole discretion for any reason.

2. Obligations of the Parties

Subject to our acceptance of you as an affiliate and your continued compliance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement, IZEOS agrees as follows:

  • I. We will make available to you via the Affiliate Program graphic and textual links to the Program Web Site and/or other creative materials (collectively, the "Links") which you may display on web sites owned or controlled by you, in emails sent by you and clearly identified as coming from you and in online advertisements (collectively, "Media"). The Links will serve to identify you as a member of our Affiliate Program and will establish a link from your Media to the Program Web Site.
  • II. We will pay Affiliate (the "Commission") for:
    A) Each new "Qualified Lead". A "Qualified Lead" means an individual person who:
    • (i) clicks on an affiliate tracking link from the United States;
    • (ii) completes the signup process within one hundred and eighty (180) days of clicking on the affiliate tracking link;
    • (iii) is not a computer generated user, such as a robot, spider, computer script or other automated, artificial or fraudulent method to appear like an individual, real live person;
    • (iv) is not simulating its location (for example using a proxy server);
    • (v) is not later determined by IZEOS to be fraudulent, incomplete, unqualified or a duplicate.
    B) Each purchase of a paying plan that you refer to Invoicebus that meets the definition of a "Qualified Purchase" and the requirements set forth herein.
    "Qualified Purchase" is the purchase of Invoicebus services by a new and unique customer who:
    • (i) clicks on an affiliate tracking link;
    • (ii) completes the signup process within one hundred and eighty (180) days of clicking on the affiliate tracking link;
    • (iii) purchase one of the following plans: "Minibus", "Single-decker", or "Double-decker";
    • (iv) maintains an active account with Invoicebus for a minimum of six (6) months;
    • (v) do not cancel their account or downgrade their plan to "Van" for a minimum of six (6) months.
  • III. We will pay you monthly any Commissions earned. We reserve the right to charge back to your account any previously paid Qualified Leads or Qualified Purchases that are later determined to have not met the requirements to be a Qualified Lead or a Qualified Purchase.
  • IV. Promotional offers cannot be combined with other performance incentives. Affiliates will receive the largest bonus for which they qualify.
  • V. Payment for Commissions is dependent upon customers providing such funds to IZEOS, and therefore, you agree that IZEOS shall only be liable to you for Commissions to the extent that IZEOS has received such funds from the customers. You hereby release IZEOS from any claim for Commissions if IZEOS has not received such funds from the customers.

Affiliate restrictions and responsibilities:

  • I. Affiliate may not offer cash back, rewards or other incentives to drive traffic/sales via their affiliate tracking links.
  • II. Affiliate may not use traffic that is generated by pay to click, pay to read, banner exchanges, click exchanges, CPV advertising, pop-up/under, SPAM, purchased traffic or similar methods.
  • III. Affiliate may not use cookie stuffing techniques that set the tracking cookie without the user actually clicking on the referral link (for example a 1x1 pixel iframe).
  • IV. Affiliate may not bid on or use Invoicebus' trademark, trademark +, or misspelled keywords for the purpose of PPC on Internet search engines (Google, Yahoo, MSN, Ask etc.).
  • V. Affiliate are responsible for ensuring their tracking code is working properly before sending traffic to Invoicebus' servers. Any modification to the links is the sole responsibility of the Affiliate. Referral fees may not be paid for tracking errors caused by editing, masking, redirecting or tampering with affiliate links, as determined in Invoicebus' sole discretion.
  • VI. Domain forwarding is prohibited -- you may not purchase a domain and set it to forward directly to our site using your affiliate link.
  • VII. Affiliate may not copy Invoicebus's website or any portions thereof, including, without limitation, any of Invoicebus' trademarks or other intellectual property, and display them on their own site or subdomain or use them in any way without Invoicebus' prior express written permission.
  • VIII. Affiliate may not engage in the advertisement of business-opportunity sites or use marketing practices that attract fraudulent or short-term customers (customers with low retention and renewal rates) which shall be determined at our sole discretion.
  • IX. Affiliate accounts must be active at the time of the referral. No Commissions will accrue for sales that occurred before Affiliate's participation in the Affiliate Program.
  • X. In order for affiliate referrals to accrue and be eligible for monthly Commission payment, Affiliate must reach a minimum threshold of USD $100.
  • XI. Payments are sent using PayPal. Affiliate is required to supply a valid PayPal address to receive payments. In order to receive payments by other method, the Affiliate must notify Invoicebus and payments will be sent accordingly.
  • XII. Affiliates are responsible for any and all fees, taxes, exchange rates, surcharges and other expenses incurred in order to receive their referral fees. Please check with your local banking institution or PayPal to find out if any of these apply for your account.

3. Disallowed affiliate website types

  • Sites whose content consists entirely or significantly of advertising, without offering any other significant value to site visitors.
  • Sites that are flagged for suspicious behavior by one or more major spyware or malware detectors.
  • Sites that are under construction, have long load times, or present other functionality problems.
  • Sites that contain misleading free offers or that try to trick visitors into sharing personally identifiable information.

4. Reversals

  • I. If a referred customer cancels or downgrades their account to 'Van' to a term of less than six (6) months of their initial purchase, the applicable Commissions paid to the Affiliate will be reversed and deducted from future earnings.
  • II. Referred customers that issue a chargeback or are found to be fraudulent (e.g. false information, fake/stolen credit cards, selling counterfeit goods etc.), as determined in Invoicebus' sole discretion, will be reversed regardless of the amount of time that has passed since the signup occurred.
  • III. Customers using non-standard rates (rates not available through the Affiliate Program) are not eligible for Commission, as determined at Invoicebus' sole discretion. Non-standard rates include but are not limited to: sales, promotions, email offers, prepaid accounts and discounted pricing offered for educational, government, non-profit or charity organizations.

5. FTC Clause

We strongly advise affiliates to stay compliant with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) guidelines on testimonials and endorsements. All endorsements, reviews, testimonials on Invoicebus.com products and services, as well as relationships between other types of content websites (forums, blogs, microblogs and other Social Media channels) and Invoicebus.com must be clearly disclosed in a separate policy on the affiliate sites. FTC points out that “when there exists a connection between the endorser and the seller of the advertised product” it is imperative that such connection is “fully disclosed”. FTC deems the relationship in an endorser-sponsor light, and believes that the end user has the right to understand that one exists. We share the undergirding idea of this approach, and strongly encourage our affiliates to adhere to the FTC’s rules. We also reserve the right to terminate relationship with any non-compliant affiliates.

6. Coupon Policy

Publishers may only use coupons and promotional codes that are provided exclusively through the Invoicebus.com affiliate program. Promoting coupons intended for distribution through other marketing channels used by Invoicebus.com (e.g.: retargeting, email, social, etc.) is strictly prohibited. Harvesting of coupons is prohibited, and may result in termination from Invoicebus.com affiliate program. Similarly, affiliates who "harvest" and promote coupons intended for other affiliates (e.g.: exclusive promotions) may have related transactions voided.

7. Other

Affiliates may not issue public materials, including press releases, about the relationship without prior written consent.

8. Adware/BHO Policy

Affiliate shall not transmit any so-called “interstitials,” “Parasiteware™,” “Parasitic Marketing,” “Shopping Assistance Application,” “Toolbar Installations and/or Add-ons,” “Shopping Wallets” or “deceptive pop-ups and/or pop-unders” to consumers from the time the consumer clicks on a qualifying link until such time as the consumer has fully exited Invoicebus.com site (i.e., no page from our site or any Invoicebus.com's content or branding is visible on the end-user’s screen). As used herein a. “Parasiteware™” and “Parasitic Marketing” shall mean an application that (a) through accidental or direct intent causes the overwriting of affiliate and non-affiliate commission tracking cookies through any other means than a customer initiated click on a qualifying link on a web page or email; (b) intercepts searches to redirect traffic through an installed software, thereby causing, pop ups, commission tracking cookies to be put in place or other commission tracking cookies to be overwritten where a user would under normal circumstances have arrived at the same destination through the results given by the search (search engines being, but not limited to, Google, MSN, Yahoo, Bing, and similar search or directory engines); (c) set commission tracking cookies through loading of Invoicebus.com site in IFrames, hidden links and automatic pop ups that open Invoicebus.com site; (d) targets text on web sites, other than those web sites 100% owned by the application owner, for the purpose of contextual marketing; (e) removes, replaces or blocks the visibility of affiliate banners with any other banners, other than those that are on web sites 100% owned by the owner of the application.

9. Anti-Spam Policy

You must strictly comply with the federal CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 (the "Act"). All emails sent in connection with the Affiliate Program must include the appropriate party's opt-out link. From time to time, we may request - prior to your sending emails containing linking or referencing the Affiliate Program that you submit the final version of your email to Invoicebus.com for approval by sending it to your Invoicebus.com representative and upon receiving written approval from Invoicebus.com of your email the email may be transmitted to third parties.

It is solely your obligation to ensure that the email complies with the Act. You agree not to rely upon Invoicebus.com's approval of your email for compliance with the Act, or assert any claim that you are in compliance with the Act based upon Invoicebus.com's approval.

10. Deactivation

  • I. Affiliate accounts may be deactivated at any time without warning or notice at our sole discretion. Any affiliate who violates Invoicebus' Terms of Service, including without limitation, these Affiliate Terms, or any applicable law is subject to having their affiliate account deactivated immediately, and any and all accrued, but not yet received, referral fees will be forfeited.
  • II. In our sole discretion, any false or misleading advertising or suspected fraudulent activity associated with your affiliate account will result in immediate deactivation.
  • III. Affiliate accounts generating a large number of fraudulent accounts, as determined in our sole discretion, will be deactivated.
  • IV. If you would like to discontinue your participation in the Affiliate Program at any time, simply remove your affiliate links from your website and no longer promote them. For accounting purposes, our systems will retain your account and personal information.

11. Modifications

Invoicebus may change any of the terms and conditions in this Affiliate Agreement, in whole or in part, at any time at Invoicebus' sole discretion. Unless otherwise provided, such modifications will take effect when posted on Invoicebus' website and apply to all referral fees that have not yet accrued. If we make any significant changes to this Affiliate Agreement, we will post a notice on this page for at least thirty (30) days after the changes are posted and will indicate at the top of this Affiliate Agreement the date of the last revision. In addition, Invoicebus will use reasonable efforts to provide you with seven (7) days advance notice of any changes that materially impact your participation in the Affiliate Program. Unless otherwise provided, your continued participation in the Affiliate Program following our posting of any modification on our website will constitute your acceptance of all changes. If you do not agree to any such changes, your sole and exclusive remedy is to deactivate your account as described above.

End of Affiliate Terms