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The SSK Affiliate Program (“Affiliate Program”) is owned and operated by CTG Distributors on behalf of SSK Corporation and its subsidiaries (“SSK”), and is provided subject to the terms and conditions of this member agreement (“Member Agreement”). The Affiliate Program is void where prohibited by law.
Please read this Member Agreement carefully before accessing, registering or using the Affiliate Program or the Affiliate Program’s Website, www.sskbaseballusa.com (the “Website”). This Member Agreement governs your rights and responsibilities in connection with the Affiliate Program, and applies to the Website, Web pages, interactive features, applications, widgets, blogs, social networks and any other online or wireless offerings that post a link to this Member Agreement, whether accessed via computer, mobile device or other technology, manner or means.
By clicking the “REGISTER” button on the SSK Baseball USA registration page you are initiating the registration process. Your information submitted will be reviewed and, if accepted into the Affiliate Program, you would become an authorized user (“Affiliate”) of the Affiliate Program.
GENERAL PROGRAM PARTICIPATION
a. Eligibility and Restrictions. Membership in, and use of, the Affiliate Program is limited to persons who are (i) at least 18 years of age, and (ii) legal residents of the United States of America. Automated services, scripts or machines are not eligible to use the Affiliate Program or become Affiliates. An individual may only have one Affiliate Program account (each an “Account”), even if that individual has multiple e-mail addresses and website domains. Additionally, only one Account per e-mail address is allowed.
i. When registering for the Affiliate Program, you must provide CTG Distributors/SSK Baseball USA true, accurate, current and complete information (the “Registration Data”). You must also update your Registration Data as necessary to keep it accurate, current and complete. You must select a password when you register.
ii. Once the information has been submitted, the applicant will automatically receive a confirmation email (delivered to the email account provided). The applicant has 7 days to validate his/her email in order to proceed with the registration, or he/she would have to resubmit his/her information again. The information submitted by the applicant won’t be reviewed until the applicant’s email has been validated by him/her.
iii. Each submission is manually reviewed by CTG Distributors/SSK Baseball USA. If approved, the applicant will receive an email confirming his/her Affiliate account. CTG Distributors/SSK Baseball USA may or may not contact the applicant if his/her submission hasn’t been approved.
iv. By registering, you acknowledge and agree that CTG Distributors/SSK Baseball USA may use your Account name and password for all valid business purposes it deems appropriate, including, without limitation, to (a) access your Account and records, (b) update your Account profile information, and/or (c) assist you with managing your Affiliate Program account (“Account”).
c. Transferability. Membership in the Affiliate Program, any commission earned and any other related membership benefits are not transferable and may not be combined or merged with any other Member’s Account.
d. Unauthorized Activity and Access. Each Member is solely responsible for keeping his/her Account username/email and password confidential, and for all activities that occur on his/her Account, including all unauthorized activities. CTG Distributors/SSK Baseball USA is entitled to act on instructions received by it if a correct Account username/email and password is provided, and in such case CTG Distributors/SSK Baseball USA will not be liable for (i) any credits or debits made to the applicable Account, or (ii) any loss or damage arising from a Member’s failure to adequately safeguard his/her Account username/email and/or password. You agree to immediately notify CTG Distributors/SSK Baseball USA of any unauthorized use of your Account or any other breach of security related to the Affiliate Program or the Website.
SSK AFFILIATE PROGRAM
a. General. Affiliates can earn a 7% commission per each sale generated on this website when a buyer visited the Website through clicking on any of the Affiliate’s own unique affiliate links. Each commission applies to each sale generated and completed on this website. The commission awarded per product sale is decided by CTG Distributors/SSK Baseball USA in its sole discretion. CTG Distributors/SSK Baseball USA may grant commissions to certain Members, other than as set forth herein, in its sole discretion.
b. Affiliate’s Unique URL Each Affiliate will have their own unique URL with their own tracking information. When a person visits the Website through this unique URL (referral link), that visit is tracked, including if that person generates a sale on our Website. Full payment from the customer using the unique URL is the only way the commission can be obtained and recorded. This unique URL is provided by CTG Distributors/SSK Baseball USA, and is available in the Affiliate’s own AFFILIATE PROGRAM DASHBOARD. Accurately spelled URL for customers to be made aware of, are the sole responsibility of the Affiliate.
c. SSK Affiliate Program Summary. Members may view (and should review on a periodic basis) the summary of their SSK Affiliate Program activity in the AFFILIATE PROGRAM DASHBOARD shown in the “My Account” section on this Website. Each Member is solely responsible for ensuring that all commissions earned are included in such Member’s SSK Affiliate Program balance and that his/her commission balance is correct. In the event that earned commissions are not included in a Member’s balance, or commissions are incorrectly deleted from a Member’s balance, the applicable Member has one (1) month from the day on which either the commissions were earned or were incorrectly deleted from the Member’s Account to notify CTG Distributors/SSK Baseball USA. After such period, CTG Distributors/SSK Baseball USA will not add such commissions into the Member’s Account.
d. Receiving commissions. Commission fees are paid by CTG Distributors/SSK Baseball USA on a monthly basis through PayPal. Members must provide their valid PayPal Email Id where the payments will be made. The commissions awarded per each sale is decided by CTG Distributors/SSK Baseball USA in its sole discretion. An individual may only have one Affiliate Program account (each an “Account”), even if that individual has multiple e-mail addresses and website domains. Additionally, only one Account per e-mail address is allowed. The commissions earned will be automatically included in the Member’s Affiliate Program Dashboard.
GRANT OF LICENSES
a. CTG Distributors/SSK Baseball USA grants to each Affiliate a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable right to (i) access our site through HTML links solely in accordance with the terms of this Agreement and (ii) solely in connection with such links, to use our logos, trade names, trademarks, and similar identifying material (collectively, the “Licensed Materials”) that we provide or authorize for such purpose.
b. Affiliates are only entitled to use the Licensed Materials to the extent that they are in good standing of the Affiliate Program. Each Affiliate agree that all uses of the Licensed Materials will be on behalf of CTG Distributors/SSK Baseball USA and the good will associated therewith will inure to the sole benefit of CTG Distributors/SSK Baseball USA.
c. Each party agrees not to use the other’s proprietary materials in any manner that is disparaging, misleading, obscene or that otherwise portrays the party in a negative light. Each party reserves all of its respective rights in the proprietary materials covered by this license. Other than the license granted in this Agreement, each party retains all right, title, and interest to its respective rights and no right, title, or interest is transferred to the other.
PRODUCT RETURNS AND EXCHANGES
a. Returns. If a customer has returned an item or if credit card charges are reversed due to a dispute or credit card fraud, the commission for that particular transaction will be nullified (if it hasn’t been received it yet) or debited to the Affiliate’s account (if it was already received it). CTG Distributors/SSK Baseball USA will provide evidence of the customer’s refund to the affected Affiliate.
b. Exchange. If a customer has exchanged an item, the commission for that particular transaction will be modified (if it hasn’t been received it yet) or debited to the Affiliate’s account (if it was already received it). CTG Distributors/SSK Baseball USA will provide evidence of the customer’s exchange to the affected Affiliate.
c. Returns and Exchange Policy. Please read more about our returns and exchange policy in the Returns & Exchange section on this Website.
a. You agree not to use the Affiliate Program or the Website to: (i) stalk, harass or harm another individual; (ii) impersonate any person, or otherwise misrepresent your identity; (iii) interfere with or disrupt the systems, servers or networks associated with or connected to the Program and the Website or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of such networks; (iv) violate the terms and conditions and operating rules of the Program; (v) interfere with another Member’s use of the Program; (vi) attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Program, or to other Accounts; (vii) transmit any file that contains viruses, worms, Trojan horses, or any other contaminating or destructive features; (viii) use the Program to conduct any activity or solicit the performance of any illegal activity or other activity that infringes the rights of others; or (ix) resell or otherwise generate income by providing access to the Affiliate Program or the Website to others.
b. You agree not to use any language in connection with the Affiliate Program, on the Website or during calls to customer service that is offensive or obscene, as CTG Distributors/SSK Baseball USA deems in its sole judgment.
c. Even though Members are free to promote their own websites and business ventures, certain forms of advertising -commonly referred to, but not limited to, as “spamming”- are prohibited. A Member’s account will be terminated or suspended by CTG Distributors/SSK Baseball USA if its promotion is unacceptable to us and could cause damage to our name.
FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION (FTC) COMPLIANCE
a. As instructed in The FTC’s Endorsement Guides, Affiliates must disclose to their readers/viewers that they (as Affiliates) will receive a commission per each sale generated on this website when a buyer visits the Website through clicking on any of the Affiliate’s own unique affiliate links. Please visit the FTC website for more information, and in particular their “About Affiliate or Network Marketing” section here.
b. Any Affiliate account that fails to comply these FTC’s regulations will be terminated.
a. Termination. This Member Agreement, and your Account may be (i) terminated by you with or without cause at any time, or (ii) terminated or suspended by CTG Distributors/SSK Baseball USA at any time, in its sole discretion, without prior notice, for any reason, including, without limitation, violation of this Member Agreement, or actions which are inconsistently with the letter or spirit of this Member Agreement.
b. Effect of Termination. Upon termination of a Member’s Account, (i) the Member’s right to use the Affiliate Program ceases immediately, and CTG Distributors/SSK Baseball USA may immediately deactivate or delete your Account and all related information and files, and/or bar any further access to such files or the Program, and (ii) the Member shall forfeit any not received commission. Each Member agrees that CTG Distributors/SSK Baseball USA shall not be liable to the Member for any termination of a Member’s Account or Member’s access to the Program.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WHATSOEVER AND UNDER NO LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY, WHETHER IN TORT, CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, SHALL CTG Distributors OR ANY OF ITS EMPLOYEES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, AGENTS, VENDORS OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR TO ANY OTHER PERSON FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSSES OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OF ANY NATURE ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THIS SITE AND THE CONTENTS, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF DATA, WORK STOPPAGE, ACCURACY OF RESULTS, OR COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, EVEN IF CTG Distributors HAS BEEN ADVISED OF OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT WILL CTG Distributors BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES. YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THIS SITE. ANY CAUSE OF ACTION YOU MAY HAVE WITH RESPECT TO YOUR USE OF THIS SITE AND THE CONTENT(S) OF EACH MUST BE COMMENCED WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION ARISES. This provision is void, inapplicable, and unenforceable within the State of New Jersey.
CHOICE OF LAW
MODIFICATIONS TO TERMS & CONDITIONS AND RECOURSE
b. If a Member objects to this Member Agreement or any changes hereto or at any time becomes dissatisfied with the Program, Member’s sole recourse shall be to cease using the Program. Member’s continuing use of the Affiliate Program after notification of any change(s) constitutes conclusive evidence of Member’s acknowledgement of the modification to this Member Agreement and Member’s agreement to be bound by such change(s).