Effective Date: January 1st, 2021
Primary Website: www.raisethestandard.com
THE AGREEMENT: This Affiliate Agreement (hereinafter called the "Agreement") is
provided by the following organization, hereinafter referred to as "Company": Raise The
Standard. Our primary website is located at the address listed above. The Agreement is
a legal document between you and the Company that describes the affiliate relationship
we are entering into. This Agreement covers your responsibilities as an affiliate and our
responsibilities to you. Please ensure you read and understand the entirety of this
document, as well as have a lawyer's assistance if you desire, because each of the
terms of this Agreement are important to our working relationship.
The parties referred to in this Agreement shall be defined as follows:
a) Company, Us, We: As we describe above, we'll be referred to as the Company.
Us, we, our, ours and other first-person pronouns will also refer to the Company, as
well as all employees or legal agents of the Company.
b) You, the Affiliate: You will be referred to as the "Affiliate." You'll also be referred
to throughout this Agreement with second-person pronouns such as You, Your, or
c) Parties: Collectively, the parties to this Agreement (the Company and You) will be
referred to as "Parties" or individually as "Party."
d) Affiliate Program: The program we've set up for our affiliates as described in this
e) Affiliate Application: The fully completed form which must be provided to us for
consideration of your inclusion in the Affiliate Program.
f) Website: The primary website we've noted above will be referred to as Website.
2) ASSENT & ACCEPTANCE
By submitting an application to our Affiliate Program, you warrant that you have read
and reviewed this Agreement and that you agree to be bound by it. If you do not agree
to be bound by this Agreement, please leave the website immediately and do not submit
an application to our Affiliate Program. This Agreement specifically incorporates by
reference any Terms of Conditions, Privacy Policies, End-User License Agreements, or
other legal documents which we may have on our website.
3) AGE RESTRICTION
You must be at least 18 (eighteen) years of age to join our Affiliate Program or use this
Website. By submitting an application to our Affiliate Program, you represent and
warrant that you are at least 18 years of age and may legally agree to this Agreement.
The Company assumes no responsibility or liability for any misrepresentation of your
4) PROGRAM SIGN-UP
In order to sign up for our Affiliate Program, you will first be asked to submit an Affiliate
Application to join. The Affiliate Application may be found at the following website:
Submitting an Affiliate Application does not guarantee inclusion in the Affiliate Program.
We evaluate each and every application and are the sole and exclusive decision-makers
on Affiliate acceptance. If we choose not to allow your inclusion in the Affiliate Program,
we will attempt to notify you in a reasonable manner. If you do not hear from us within a
reasonable time frame, please consider your application rejected. We are not obligated
to provide you any explanation for your rejection, but please be advised we may reject
applicants for any reason or manner, including but not limited to a website or social
media page which violates our Acceptable Use Policy.
If your Affiliate Application is rejected, you may not reapply. If your Affiliate Application is
accepted, each of the terms and conditions in this Agreement applies to your
participation. We may also ask for additional information to complete your Affiliate
Application or for you to undertake additional steps to ensure eligibility in the Affiliate
This Agreement does not create an exclusive relationship between you and us. You are
free to work with similar affiliate program providers in any category. This agreement
imposes no restrictions on us to work with any individual or company we may choose.
6) AFFILIATE PROGRAM
After your acceptance in the Affiliate Program, you must ensure your account is set up
thoroughly, including specific payout information and location (such as a bank or online
account which we may use to post payment).
Please be advised the below is a general description of the Affiliate Program.
Everything contained in this subsection is subject to the specific terms and
conditions throughout the rest of this Agreement.
We will provide you with a specific link or links which correspond to certain products we
are offering for sale (collectively, the "Link"). The Link will be keyed to your identity and
will send online users to the Company's website or websites. You hereby agree to fully
cooperate with us regarding the Link and that you will explicitly comply with all of the
terms of this Agreement for the promotion of the Link at all times. We may modify the
specific link or links and will notify you if we do so. You agree to only use links which are
prior approved by us and to display the Link prominently on your website or social media
page, as described in your Affiliate Application (collectively, the "Affiliate Site").
Each time a user clicks through the Link posted on the Affiliate Site and completes the
sale of the product or service and we determine it is a Qualified Purchase, as described
below, you will be eligible to receive the following percentage of the sale: 10% (ten
7) SPECIFIC TERMS APPLICABLE
We will determine whether payout is permissible in our sole and exclusive discretion. We
reserve the right to reject clicks and/or sales that do not comply with the terms of this
Processing and fulfillment of orders will be our responsibility. We will also provide realtime
data regarding your account with us through the portal on which you log into the
As described above, in order to be eligible for payout, user purchases must be "Qualified
Purchases." Qualified Purchases:
a) Must not be referred by any other partner or affiliate links of the Company (in
other words, Qualified Purchases are only available through your specific Affiliate
b) May not be purchased by an already-existing partner or affiliate of the Company;
c) May not be purchased prior to the Affiliate joining the Affiliate Program;
d) May only be purchased through a properly-tracking Affiliate Link;
e) May not be purchased by a customer in violation of any of our legal terms or
Acceptable Use Policy;
f) May not be fraudulent in any way, in the Company's sole and exclusive discretion;
g) May not have been induced by the Affiliate offering the customer any coupons or
8) PAYOUT INFORMATION
Payouts will only be available when the Company has your current address information
as well as accounting and tax documentation. You will be asked to submit a W8/W9 tax
form. Accounting information may include the routing and account number of a bank
where you wish to post a direct deposit or may include an email address for an online
method of payment.
Currently, the Company employs the following methods of payout:
For any changes in your address or accounting information, you must notify us
immediately and we will endeavor to make the changes to your payout information as
soon as possible.
Payouts will be available the month or period after they accrue. For example, if payouts
are made every 15 days, an entire 15 day period must finish for the payout of that period
to be available in the following period.
We explicitly reserve the right to change payout information in our sole and exclusive
discretion. If we do so, you will be notified.
Payouts are also subject to the following restriction:
a) Payouts are only available when a threshold of the following amount is met: $100
(one hundred US dollars).
For any disputes as to payout, the Company must be notified within thirty days of your
receipt of the payout. We will review each dispute notification as well as the underlying
payout transaction to which it is related. Disputes filed after thirty days of payout will not
You may log into your account with us to review reports related to your affiliation, such
as payout reports and Qualified Click and/or Purchase information. Please be advised
however, that not all listed qualifying clicks and/or purchases have been fully reviewed
for accuracy in the reports viewable by you in real-time and therefore may be subject to
change prior to payout.
10) TERM, TERMINATION & SUSPENSION
The term of this Agreement will begin when we accept you into the Affiliate Program. It
can be terminated by either Party at any time with or without cause.
You may only earn payouts as long as you are an Affiliate in good standing during the
term. If you terminate this Agreement with us, you will qualify to receive payouts earned
prior to the date of termination.
If you fail to follow the terms of this Agreement or any other legal terms we have posted
anywhere on our website or websites, you forfeit all rights, including the right to any
We specifically reserve the right to terminate this Agreement if you violate any of the
terms outlined herein, including, but not limited to, violating the intellectual property
rights of the Company or a third party, failing to comply with applicable laws or other
legal obligations, and/or publishing or distributing illegal material.
At the termination of this Agreement, any provisions that would be expected to survive
termination by their nature shall remain in full force and effect.
11) INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
You agree that the intellectual property owned by the Company includes all copyrights,
trademarks, trade secrets, patents, and other intellectual property belonging to the
Company ("Company IP").
Subject to the limitations listed below, we hereby grant you a non-exclusive, nontransferable,
revocable license to access our websites in conjunction with the Affiliate
Program and use the Company IP solely and exclusively in conjunction with identifying
our company and brand on the Affiliate Site to send customers to the Affiliate links we
provide. You may not modify the Company IP in any way and you are only permitted to
use the Company IP if you are an Affiliate in good standing with us.
We may revoke this license at any time and if we find that you are using the Company IP
in any manner not contemplated by this Agreement, we reserve the right to terminate
Other than as provided herein, you are not permitted to use any of the Company IP or
any confusingly similar variation of the Company IP without our express prior written
permission. This includes a restriction on using the Company IP in any domain or
website name, in any keywords or advertising, in any metatags or code, or in any way
that is likely to cause consumer confusion.
Please be advised that your unauthorized use of any Company IP shall constitute
unlawful infringement and we reserve all of our rights, including the right to pursue an
infringement suit against you in federal court. You may be obligated to pay monetary
damages or legal fees and costs.
You hereby provide us a non-exclusive license to use your name, trademarks and
servicemarks if applicable and other business intellectual property to advertise our
12) MODIFICATION & VARIATION
The Company may, from time to time and at any time, modify this Agreement. You
agree that the Company has the right to modify this Agreement or revise anything
contained herein. You further agree that all modifications to this Agreement are in full
force and effect immediately upon posting on the Website and that modifications or
variations will replace any prior version of this Agreement, unless prior versions are
specifically referred to or incorporated into the latest modification or variation of this
Agreement. If we update or replace the terms of this Agreement, we will let you know via
electronic means, which may include an email. If you don't agree to the update or
replacement, you can choose to terminate this Agreement as described below.
a) To the extent any part or subpart of this Agreement is held ineffective or invalid
by any court of law, you agree that the prior, effective version of this Agreement
shall be considered enforceable and valid to the fullest extent.
b) You agree to routinely monitor this Agreement and refer to the Effective Date
posted at the top of this Agreement to note modifications or variations. You further
agree to clear your cache when doing so to avoid accessing a prior version of this
13) RELATIONSHIP OF THE PARTIES
Nothing contained within this Agreement shall be construed to form any partnership,
joint venture, agency, franchise, or employment relationship. You are an independent
contractor of the Company and will remain so at all times.
14) ACCEPTABLE USE
You agree not to use the Affiliate Program or our Company for any unlawful purpose or
any purpose prohibited under this clause. You agree not to use the Affiliate Program in
any way that could damage our websites, products, services, or the general business of
a) You further agree not to use the Affiliate Program:
I) To harass, abuse, or threaten others or otherwise violate any person's legal rights;
II) To violate any intellectual property rights of the Company or any third party;
III) To upload or otherwise disseminate any computer viruses or other software that
may damage the property of another;
IV) To perpetrate any fraud;
V) To engage in or create any unlawful gambling, sweepstakes, or pyramid scheme;
VI) To publish or distribute any obscene or defamatory material;
VII) To publish or distribute any material that incites violence, hate, or discrimination
towards any group;
VIII) To unlawfully gather information about others.
15) AFFILIATE OBLIGATIONS & FTC COMPLIANCE
You are responsible for ensuring operation and maintenance of the Affiliate Site,
including technical operations, written claims, links, and accuracy of materials. You must
ensure, as noted above, that the Affiliate Site does not infringe upon the intellectual
property rights of any third party or otherwise violate any legal rights.
We may monitor your account, as well as clicks and/or purchases coming through your
account. If we determine you are not in compliance with any of the terms of this
Agreement, we have the right to immediately terminate your participation in the Affiliate
We require all of our Affiliates to comply with all applicable statutes, regulations, and
guidelines set by the federal government, through the Federal Trade Commission, as
well as state and local governments as mandated. The Federal Trade Commission
requires that affiliate relationships, such as the relationship between you and the
Company, be disclosed to consumers.
We recommend that you seek independent legal counsel to advise you of our
obligations to disclose in this manner.
You are required to post a conspicuous notice on your website regarding the Affiliate
Program. The notice does not have to contain the precise words as the example given
below, but should be similar:
We engage in affiliate marketing whereby we receive funds through clicks to our affiliate
program through this website or we receive funds through the sale of goods or services
on or through this website. We may also accept advertising and sponsorships from
commercial businesses or receive other forms of advertising compensation. This
disclosure is intended to comply with the US Federal Trade Commission Rules on
marketing and advertising, as well as any other legal requirements which may apply.
We also require you to comply with any and all applicable data privacy and security laws
and regulations, including all of those which may impact your country of residence or
your visitors. Such regulations include, but are not limited to, any applicable laws in the
United States or the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union. We
also require that you implement adequate organizational and technical measures to
ensure an appropriate level of security for the data that you process. Further, you hereby
agree to comply with any requests which we may make to you regarding compliance
with the General Data Protection Regulation or requests which you may receive from
If we find you are not in compliance with any of the requirements of this subpart, we may
terminate our relationship with you at our sole and exclusive discretion.
16) REVERSE ENGINEERING & SECURITY
You agree not to undertake any of the following actions:
a) Reverse engineer, or attempt to reverse engineer or disassemble any code or
software from or on any of our websites or services;
b) Violate the security of any of our websites or services through any unauthorized
access, circumvention of encryption or other security tools, data mining or
interference to any host, user or network.
17) DATA LOSS
The Company does not accept responsibility for the security of your account or content.
You agree that your participation in the Affiliate Program is at your own risk.
You agree to defend and indemnify the Company and any of its agents (if applicable)
and hold us harmless against any and all legal claims and demands, including
reasonable attorney's fees, which may arise from or relate to your use or misuse of the
Affiliate Program, your breach of this Agreement, or your conduct or actions. You agree
that the Company shall be able to select its own legal counsel and may participate in its
own defense, if the Company wishes.
19) SPAM POLICY
You are strictly prohibited from using the Affiliate Program for illegal spam activities,
including gathering email addresses and personal information from others or sending
any mass commercial emails.
20) ENTIRE AGREEMENT
This Agreement constitutes the entire understanding between the Parties with respect to
the Affiliate Program. This Agreement supersedes and replaces all prior or
contemporaneous agreements or understandings, written or oral.
21) SERVICE INTERRUPTIONS
The Company may need to interrupt your access to the Affiliate Program to perform
maintenance or emergency services on a scheduled or unscheduled basis. You agree
that your access may be affected by unanticipated or unscheduled downtime, for any
reason, but that the Company shall have no liability for any damage or loss caused as a
result of such downtime.
22) NO WARRANTIES
You agree that your use of the Affiliate Program is at your sole and exclusive risk and
that any services provided by us are on an "As Is" basis. The Company hereby
expressly disclaims any and all express or implied warranties of any kind, including, but
not limited to the implied warranty of fitness for a particular purpose and the implied
warranty of merchantability. The Company makes no warranties that the Affiliate
Program will meet your needs or that it will be uninterrupted, error-free, or secure. The
Company also makes no warranties as to the reliability or accuracy of any information.
You agree that any damage that may occur to you, through your computer system, or as
a result of loss of your data from your use of the Affiliate Program is your sole
responsibility and that the Company is not liable for any such damage or loss.
23) LIMITATION ON LIABILITY
The Company is not liable for any damages that may occur to you as a result of your
participation in the Affiliate Program, to the fullest extent permitted by law. The maximum
liability of the Company arising from or relating to this Agreement is limited to one
hundred ($100) US Dollars. This section applies to any and all claims by you, including,
but not limited to, lost profits or revenues, consequential or punitive damages,
negligence, strict liability, fraud, or torts of any kind.
24) GENERAL PROVISIONS:
A) LANGUAGE: All communications made or notices given pursuant to this
Agreement shall be in the English language.
B) JURISDICTION, VENUE & CHOICE OF LAW: Through your participation in the
Affiliate Program, you agree that Connecticut shall govern any matter or dispute
relating to or arising out of this Agreement, as well as any dispute of any kind that
may arise between you and the Company, with the exception of its conflict of law
provisions. In case any litigation specifically permitted under this Agreement is
initiated, the Parties agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the state and
federal courts of the following county: Raise The Standard Apparel, Connecticut.
The Parties agree that this choice of law, venue, and jurisdiction provision is not
permissive, but rather mandatory in nature. You hereby waive the right to any
objection of venue, including assertion of the doctrine of forum non conveniens or
C) ARBITRATION: In case of a dispute between the Parties relating to or arising out
of this Agreement, the Parties shall first attempt to resolve the dispute personally
and in good faith. If these personal resolution attempts fail, the Parties shall then
submit the dispute to binding arbitration. The arbitration shall be conducted in the
following county: Raise The Standard Apparel. The arbitration shall be conducted by
a single arbitrator, and such arbitrator shall have no authority to add Parties, vary
the provisions of this Agreement, award punitive damages, or certify a class. The
arbitrator shall be bound by applicable and governing Federal law as well as the law
of Connecticut. Each Party shall pay their own costs and fees. Claims necessitating
arbitration under this section include, but are not limited to: contract claims, tort
claims, claims based on Federal and state law, and claims based on local laws,
ordinances, statutes or regulations. Intellectual property claims by the Company will
not be subject to arbitration and may, as an exception to this subpart, be litigated.
The Parties, in agreement with this subpart of this Agreement, waive any rights they
may have to a jury trial in regard to arbitral claims.
D) ASSIGNMENT: This Agreement, or the rights granted hereunder, may not be
assigned, sold, leased or otherwise transferred in whole or part by you. Should this
Agreement, or the rights granted hereunder, by assigned, sold, leased or otherwise
transferred by the Company, the rights and liabilities of the Company will bind and
inure to any assignees, administrators, successors, and executors.
E) SEVERABILITY: If any part or subpart of this Agreement is held invalid or
unenforceable by a court of law or competent arbitrator, the remaining parts and
subparts will be enforced to the maximum extent possible. In such condition, the
remainder of this Agreement shall continue in full force.
F) NO WAIVER: In the event that we fail to enforce any provision of this Agreement,
this shall not constitute a waiver of any future enforcement of that provision or of any
other provision. Waiver of any part or subpart of this Agreement will not constitute a
waiver of any other part or subpart.
G) HEADINGS FOR CONVENIENCE ONLY: Headings of parts and subparts under
this Agreement are for convenience and organization, only. Headings shall not
affect the meaning of any provisions of this Agreement.
H) FORCE MAJEURE: The Company is not liable for any failure to perform due to
causes beyond its reasonable control including, but not limited to, acts of God, acts
of civil authorities, acts of military authorities, riots, embargoes, acts of nature and
natural disasters, and other acts which may be due to unforeseen circumstances.
I) ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS PERMITTED: Electronic communications are
permitted to both Parties under this Agreement, including email or fax. For any
questions or concerns, please email us at the following address: