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Please read our affiliate terms and conditions carefully before you join our program or begin marketing of our program. These terms and conditions are written in plain terms intentionally avoiding legalese to ensure that they may be clearly understood and followed by affiliates. Adherence to the terms and conditions provides that our Magic Beans affiliate program is sustainable and profitable for both Magic Beans and our affiliates. It is each Affiliate's responsibility to ensure compliance at all times and each affiliate is solely responsible for the actions of employees, agents or contractors acting on that affiliate's behalf. Thank you.
As used in the below Terms: (i) "We", "us", or "our" refers to Magic Beans and our website; (ii) "you" or "your" refers to the Affiliate; (iii) "our website" refers to the Magic Beans properties located at www.mbeans.com; (iv) "your website" refers to any websites that you will link to our website; (v) "Program" refers to the Magic Beans Affiliate Program.
After receiving your application, we will review your website and notify you of your acceptance or rejection into our Program. Please allow up 48 hours for your application to be reviewed. We reserve the right to reject any application, however we encourage you to contact us if you feel we have made an incorrect decision. Including all of the websites that you use in your profile will help us make a better decision.
Your participating website(s) may not:
LINKING TO OUR WEBSITE
Upon acceptance into the Program, links will be made available to you through the affiliate interface. Your acceptance in our program means you will agree to and abide by the following.
If you are found redirecting links to hide or manipulate their original source, your current and past commissions will be voided or your commission level will be set to 0%. This does not include using "out" redirects from the same domain where the affiliate link is placed.
If you are enrolled in our Program and participate in PPC advertising, you must adhere to our PPC guidelines as follows:
If you automate your PPC campaigns, the responsibility is yours to exclude our trademark terms from your program and we strongly suggest you add our trademarked terms as negative keywords. We have a strict no tolerance policy on PPC trademark bidding. We will not enter a discussion about when the violation started and when it stopped; you will forfeit all commissions for a minimum of the past 30 days and your commission will be set to 0% without warning. Trademarked & Prohibited Terms: magic beans, www.mbeans.com, mbeans.com, wwwmbeans.com, http://mbeans.com/, m beans, magic be, magic bea, magic bean, magic beans.com, magic beanz, magic bens, magic-beans.com, magicbean, magicbean.com, magicbeans, magicbeans.com, magicbeans.us, magin beans, majic bean, majic beans, mbeans, mbeans.com, spilling the beans, spillingthebeans, the magic bean, www.magic-beans.com, www.magicbeans.com,www.mbeans.com'
If you are enrolled in our Program and your Website promotes coupon codes, you must adhere to our Coupon Guidelines as follows:
Additionally, if your website ranks on the first page of Google for terms related to our website or company name(s) combined the words coupon, coupons, coupon code, promo code, etc and/or your conversion rate exceeds 25%, you may be offered a lower commission than our standard rate to offset the reduced profitably of orders. The current rate is 2%.
Use of any of our trademarked terms as part of the domain or sub-domain for your website is strictly prohibited i.e. mbeans.website.com or www.mbeans-coupons.com
ADVERTISING & PUBLICITY
You shall not create, publish, distribute, or print any written material that makes reference to our Program without first submitting such material to us and receiving our prior written consent. If you intend to promote our Program via e-mail campaigns, you must adhere to the following:
REVERSAL & COMMUNICATION POLICY
Magic Beans takes pride in our very low reversal rate, which we attribute to open communication with our affiliates. However, we reserve the right to reverse orders due to order cancellations, duplicate tracking, returns, disputed charges, and program violations as outlined in these terms and conditions.
Additionally, if we ask you for clarification or more information on any orders or clicks that we suspect may be in violation of our terms and conditions, we expect that you will respond in a timely and honest manner. Below are violations of our communications policy.
If any of the above apply, then we reserve the absolute right to reverse orders, set your commission to 0% or suspend you from the program for the period or orders in question. We know that many violations are a result of automated processes; however it is incumbent upon each affiliate to ensure that they have the appropriate checks and balances in place to pro-actively address these issues and adhere to our program rules.
PROHIBITION AGAINST SOLICITATION FOR NEW YORK STATE RESIDENT AFFILIATES
As a condition of its participation in the Magic Beans Affiliate Program, Affiliate agrees that its solicitation activities on behalf of Magic Beans within the State of New York shall be limited to only providing a link on Affiliate's website to Magic Beans' own website. Affiliate acknowledges that under current New York State law, further solicitation and promotional activities by Affiliate within New York State may render Magic Beans liable for collecting New York State sales tax on all sales to New York customers. Therefore, as a condition of participation in the Magic Beans Affiliate Program, Affiliate is prohibited from engaging in any solicitation activities in New York State intended to refer potential customers to Magic Beans, including, but not limited to: (i) distributing flyers, coupons, newsletters and other printed materials, or electronic equivalents of such materials; (ii) engaging in verbal solicitation, including in-person referrals or initiating telephone calls; and (iii) sending emails intended to refer customers to Magic Beans. Proof of compliance must be sent to Magic Beans on an annual basis (by May 31 of each year) or affiliate may be removed from the program.
The following paragraph only applies to affiliates that constitute organizations, clubs and nonprofit groups. Affiliate shall maintain prominently on its website information alerting its members to the prohibition against solicitation activities in New York State as described above.
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