The following terms and conditions (the “Agreement”) set out the legally binding terms of your participation in the Dirt Cheap Copies LLC affiliate program (the “Program”). The Program is owned and operated by Dirt Cheap Copies LLC (“DCCLLC”). The Program is offered subject to your (the “User” or “you”) acceptance without modification of any of the terms and conditions contained herein and all other operating rules, policies and procedures that may be published occasionally on this website (the “Site”) by DCCLLC. If you do not agree with this Agreement, do not use the Program.
You indicate your acceptance of this Agreement and all of the terms and conditions contained or referenced in this Agreement by completing the application process.
Terms in this agreement are effective 3/1/2022. Terms may be changed without notice and without notification at any time.
1. Affiliate Agreement
The User certifies to DCCLLC that (a) if the User is an individual (i.e., not a company) the User is at least 18 years of age, or (b) if the User is a legal entity, you certify that you are an officer of the company or you are otherwise authorized to act on behalf of the company. The User also certifies that it is legally permitted to use the Program, and takes full responsibility for the selection and use of the Program. This Agreement is void where prohibited by law, and the right to access the Program is revoked in such jurisdictions.
2. Registration and Account
In order to enjoy all the benefits of the Program, the User must register with DCCLLC become a member. Membership requires that the User:
The User may never use another’s DCCLLC account without permission from that user. The User is solely responsible for the activity that occurs on the User’s account, and the User must keep its account password secure. The User must notify DCCLLC immediately of any breach of security or unauthorized use of its account. Although DCCLLC will not be liable for the User’s losses caused by any unauthorized use of its account, the User may be liable for the losses of DCCLLC or others due to such unauthorized use.
DCCLLC reserves the right, at its discretion, to change, modify, suspend or discontinue this Agreement, Program, fees, charges, commissions, and terms at any time, including the availability of any feature, or content. DCCLLC may also impose limits on certain features or restrict the User’s access to parts or all of the Program without notice or liability. The User shall be responsible for reviewing and becoming familiar with any such modifications. Use of the Program by the User following such notification constitutes the User’s acceptance of the terms and conditions of changes as modified.
For each referred customer who visits the Site through your unique URL and signs up as a customer, you will only receive commission if DCCLLC products are sold through DCCLLC-approved ecommerce platforms and integrations. You will not receive commission for sample orders, backup products, and other selected products. Additionally, taxes and shipping are excluded from the calculations, but discounts are included.
The affiliate period of each customer lasts as long as you and the customer are DCCLLC customers. You can track affiliate commissions by logging into your Affiliate Dashboard on the Site. Affiliate commission is credited once the customer’s order is completed, meaning fully paid and implemented.
Orders cancelled or refunded will result in a corresponding cancellation of any resulting unearned commissions.
The current commission is one level deep, 6% for most products and services, and pay for the first year and any subsequent renewal so long as there is no lapse in membership.
Not all peripheral products pay commission, and some may pay a lesser percentage.
If your agreement with us is terminated by you or by us, or you allow your membership to lapse, all future commissions are forfeit. If you are due a refund or prorated refund, any paid commissions will be prorated as well and subtracted from your refund.
You will receive commission after a paid order has been completed and paid. Commission is calculated after any refunds if any refund is given to orders. In the event that the customer’s order is cancelled, returned or refunded for any reason, we will deduct the relevant amount from your accrued earnings. If a refund is made after we have paid commission to you, we will deduct the respective amount from your account (any future payments).
The minimum withdrawal amount is $50 USD. If for any reason this Agreement is terminated prior to your first commission being due and the account balance does not exceed $50 USD, then no referral commission will be due. If commission is not withdrawn from the balance within 1 (one) year, then this past due commission is voided and removed from the commission balance. All payments will be made via PayPal or by Company Check. You must have a PayPal account for this purpose. Payments are made via PayPal in USD within 1-3 business days after your request is received.
The User may use the affiliate URL for the sole purpose of promoting DCCLLC products and referring prospective customers to the Site. Except to the extent permitted by applicable law, the User shall not (i) send unauthorized (unsolicited commercial) emails or use any illegal method of advertising to promote the DCCLLC products that include the URL, and the User shall be solely liable for any such unauthorized communications (all marketing practices must comply with all applicable laws and regulations); (ii) display the URL in any way that in DCCLLC’s discretion disparages or creates a derogatory or negative image of DCCLLC; (iii) make any false or misleading representations relating to DCCLLC, or engage in any other practices that could harm the reputation of DCCLLC; or (iv) display the URL or any content in a manner that contains or promotes (a) illegal activities or (b) content that is misleading, deceptive, or violates any third-party intellectual property, privacy or other rights of any kind.
You must not use any misleading or deceptive claims in advertising copy. You are solely responsible for following all federal, state and local laws, regulations and rules regarding advertising claims, including but not limited to the Federal Trade Commission’s Disclosure Guidelines. You must adhere to all the editorial guidelines and search advertising terms and conditions set forth by each search engine (Google, Yahoo, Bing and other), including any updates to those terms in the future. Where search engine guidelines and this Agreement conflict, you must follow this Agreement.
When creating ads, videos, or other online content that publishes your affiliate URL on websites, DCCLLC’s brand image needs to be kept in mind. Sites where you advertise cannot be associated with content that’s vulgar, racist, sexual, or otherwise deemed offensive by DCCLLC. You must remove all ads and videos from websites deemed offensive within 24 hours of being notified by DCCLLC. The DCCLLC logo cannot be altered or changed. You are prohibited from creating groups or specific web pages in social communities to publicize DCCLLC offers.
Affiliates can engage in search engine optimization and pay per click activities. If you are sending paid traffic (PPC, PPV, Media Buys) to DCCLLC, it is required that you send the traffic through a landing page or web property first. We do not allow direct linking. We restrict affiliates from using keywords that include our brand name: Dirt Cheap Copies, DCC, dirtcheapcopies.com, coolcardsandgifts.com, or any variation or combination therein. You must also not knowingly serve ads that appear in a higher position than DCCLLC managed ads. You shall not promote DCCLLC on coupon sites.
You must not purchase or use domain names containing any DCCLLC trademark, including domain names that combine a DCCLLC trademark with one or more additional words, letters, numbers, or other characters, or domain names containing any misspelling or other confusingly similar variation of any DCCLLC trademark.
We don’t approve self-referrals – you cannot refer yourself, and you will not receive commission on your own accounts.
Clickjacking, linkjacking, typosquatting or any sort of domain spoofing methods are prohibited.
Pixel, cookie stuffing or any other type of cookie stuffing without source website visitor’s knowledge is prohibited.
Using traffic generated by pay to read, PPC (pay to click), banner exchanges, click exchanges, PPV advertising, pop-up/under, or similar methods is prohibited.
9. Customer Information
Each customer who visits the Site through your URL must fill out their customer information. All customer information is the sole and exclusive property of DCCLLC and the respective customer. You do not have any right to either (i) participate in any aspect of the information process, or (ii) receive any of the customer’s personal information. This policy prohibits you from receiving customer information directly from customers and subsequently forwarding the customer information to DCCLLC. You may request personal information from customers directly related to your own activities, registrations, promotions, etc., but DCCLLC will never reveal any personally identifying information about customers or a customer applicant.
10. Term and Termination
This Agreement is effective at the time your application is, at the sole discretion of DCCLLC, accepted by DCCLLC and you are notified of such acceptance either in writing or electronically. Either party may terminate this Agreement at any time with or without cause. Upon the termination of this Agreement for any reason, all licenses granted hereunder shall immediately terminate and you will immediately cease use of, and remove all links to the Site, and all DCCLLC trademarks and logos, other marks and all other materials provided in connection with the Program.
DCCLLC reserves the right to delete unconfirmed accounts or accounts that have been inactive for extended periods of time (e.g. 180 days). By violating any applicable law or this Agreement, the Agreement will be terminated immediately and the User understands and agrees that any and all accrued commissions will be immediately forfeit and that the User’s account will be immediately terminated.
You release DCCLLC (and its officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures and employees) from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes. You agree that DCCLLC shall be released from any and all damages resulting from the failure to receive any benefits of an anticipated collaboration.
If you use any of our trademarks, logos, or copyrights (referred to collectively as “trademarks”) in reference to our services and/or products, you must include a statement attributing that trademark to us. You must not use any of our trademarks (i) in or as the whole or part of your own trademarks; (ii) in connection with activities, products or services that are not ours; (iii) in a manner that may be confusing, misleading or deceptive; (iv) or in a manner that disparages DCCLLC or its information, products or services (including the Site).
You will indemnify and hold DCCLLC (and its officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures and employees) harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party arising out of your breach of this Agreement, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third party.
14. Limitation of Liability
DCCLLC will not be liable for indirect, special or consequential damages (or loss of revenue, profits, or data) arising in connection with this Agreement, even if DCCLLC has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Further, DCCLLC’s aggregate liability arising with respect to this Agreement will not exceed the total referral commissions paid or payable to you under this Agreement.
15. Law and Jurisdiction
If a dispute arises between you and DCCLLC, we strongly encourage you to first contact us directly to seek a resolution. We will consider reasonable requests to resolve the dispute through alternative dispute resolution procedures, such as mediation or arbitration, as alternatives to litigation. This Agreement will be governed by and construed and interpreted in accordance with the internal laws of the State of Oregon, County of Lane. Any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with this Agreement or its formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) must be resolved by a court located in the State of Oregon.
This Agreement shall be governed and interpreted in accordance with the English language, regardless of any translations made for any purpose whatsoever.
No agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer, franchisor-franchisee relationship, etc. is intended or created by this Agreement. You acknowledge that you have all necessary permits to grant us with personal data to fulfill this Agreement. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck and the remaining provisions shall be enforced. In our sole discretion, we may assign this Agreement upon notice to you. Headings are for reference purposes only and do not limit the scope or extent of such section. Our failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not waive our right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. We do not guarantee that we will take action against all breaches of this Agreement. The User waives any applicable rights to require an original (non-electronic) signature or delivery or retention of non-electronic records, to the extent not prohibited under applicable law.
We make no express or implied warranties or representations with respect to the Program or this Agreement or any products or services sold by DCCLLC. In addition, we make no representation that the operation of the Site will be uninterrupted or error-free and we will not be liable for the consequences of any interruptions or errors.
Upon termination notice from DCCLLC you must immediately remove all references to DCCLLC, including its name, logo, trademark, service mark or any other identifying material immediately.
You understand that the Site and policies are created and operated to abide by all such rules and regulations and you agree to defend, indemnify and hold DCCLLC harmless from any of your violations of laws and regulation, including but not limited to, intellectual property rights, customers’ privacy rights, etc.
You certify that you: (i) are not controlled, supervised, instructed by DCCLLC and are free from work rules and discipline; (ii) are free to set your own work schedule; (iii) pay your own business expenses, can hire assistants and provide your own office and all associated services, including computer, printing, telephone; (iv) will be reimbursed only for work done in accordance with this Agreement; (v) are allowed to have other clients.
These terms are in addition to those specified in our Terms and Conditions document.