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Reward Terms & Conditions
Last updated: 8th December 2020
The purpose of the Skills Shop rewards programme is to reward Clients for any new customers that they refer to Skills Shop by properly advertising the skillsshop.co.uk domain and its services through legitimate methods.
By clicking on the ‘Register for FREE’ button you agree to abide by the terms and conditions detailed in this Agreement.
This Agreement contains the complete terms and conditions that apply to your participation as a member of the Skills Shop Rewards programme. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between Skills Shop and the client and any pre-existing agreement or arrangement between Skills Shop and the client shall be terminated forthwith upon completion of this Agreement, save that any outstanding commissions owed to you prior to the revocation of your affiliate status will be credited to the client’s account and can be used to purchase Skills Shop products or services.
Your Acceptance of these terms and conditions will be indicated by clicking on the ‘Register for FREE’ button.
Skills Shop Rewards programme Terms and Conditions
“this Agreement” shall mean the contents of the contract between Skills Shop and the Client in respect of the Programme.
“Skills Shop” shall mean Skills Shop Limited of (Company No. 06385754), whose registered office is at 41 Whinney Ends, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria. LA13 9DW. ‘the Site’ shall mean skillsshop.co.uk website.
‘the Programme’ shall mean the rewards programme as set out on the Site and that is governed by this Agreement.
‘the Link’ shall mean the HTML link provided from time to time by Skills Shop to link the Client’s website to the Site.
‘the Client’ shall mean the party who agrees to take part in the Programme.
2. The Programme
2.1) The Programme shall be the rewards programme as set out on the Site from time to time.
2.2) Skills Shop is entitled to vary, amend or cancel the Programme without giving notice to the Client. Skills Shop may make any such change by publishing any revised terms on the Site.
2.3) The Programme is expressly a business-to-business relationship and both Skills Shop and the Client enter into it in a business capacity and not as a consumer.
2.4) The Programme does not entitle the Client to represent themselves as an agent, partner or any other form of associate of Skills Shop other than as an Affiliate as expressly provided for in this Agreement.
3. Suitability for the Skills Shop Rewards Programme
3.1) Skills Shop reserves the right to terminate this Agreement and the Client’s status at any time for any reason whatsoever at its sole discretion.
3.2) In particular if Skills Shop deems that the Client’s website is inappropriate for the Programme then this Agreement shall be terminated. The Client’s website may be deemed inappropriate if in the view of Skills Shop it contains, promotes or contains links to sites that are:
3.3) discriminatory, sexually explicit or violent material, or
3.3) promote, depict or contain links to material that promote or depict discrimination based on race, gender, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, or age, or
3.4) contains unlawful material, this shall include but not be limited to materials that may possibly violate another’s intellectual property rights, or
3.5) contains information regarding, promotes or links to a site that provides information or promotes illegal activity, or
3.6) for any other reason that is deemed by Skills Shop (at its sole discretion) to be unsuitable.
3.7) Upon Clicking on the ‘Register for FREE button’ your registration will be ‘pending’ authorisation from a member of the Skills Shop team. Skills Shop reserves the right to withdraw Affiliate status at anytime after you have been accepted onto the Programme for any reason that Skills Shop deems relevant.
4. Legitimate methods of advertising
4.1) In order to receive ‘store credit’ for referring customers to Skills Shop, the Client must engage in proper advertising. Clients found to be engaging in improper advertising shall have their agreement terminated and their affiliate status revoked. Skills Shop shall be the sole and absolute arbiter of what constitutes proper advertising.
4.2) A non-exhaustive list of examples of improper advertising shall include but not be limited to:
4.2.1) the forwarding of any urls direct to skillsshop.co.uk (this includes misspells of the above domain); and
4.2.2) forcing cookies through iframes;
4.2.3) advertising through third party networks; with the exception arising from Clause 4.3 below;
4.2.4) brand bidding (including misspells) for PPC advertising,
4.2.5) including your Skills Shop link within Unsolicited Commercial Email (UCE) or SPAM,
4.2.6) including any of Skills Shop url in search adverts.
4.3) Clients are permitted to promote Skills Shop through various social media communities, as a limited exception to Clause 4.2.3 above. However, Clients are not permitted to create groups or specific web pages in social communities whereby they purport or hold themselves out to be representatives of Skills Shop.
4.4) Skills Shop reserves the right to conclude that you have engaged in an improper method of advertising according to our standards, at our sole discretion. We may come to such a conclusion even if it is based upon our opinion or mere suspicion or belief and is without any duty on Skills Shop to prove that our opinion or suspicion is well-founded; and even if our opinion is proven not to be well-founded or if other hosting/domain name companies have not deemed it to be an improper method of advertising.
4.5) Any client found to be adopting improper methods of advertising for the purpose of the Programme shall be deemed to have been in breach of this Agreement and shall have their reward status revoked. Such a client will therefore immediately cease in being a client of Skills Shop.
4.6) Any sales that have been generated through improper advertising will not qualify for store credit from Skills Shop.
4.7) Any Affiliate found to be utilising these or any other improper methods of advertising may be required to pay back any such commission that has been paid by Skills Shop to them. If Skills Shop elects not to enforce this right it shall not be deemed to be a waiver of any other rights that it may have under this Agreement.
5. The Procedure
5.1) Subject to the terms of this Section, you can create your own personal links, banners, graphics, or text advertisements necessary to promote and offer the Skills Shop Services to your site’s visitors and/or its members. The Skills Shop link may contain any picture, text, logo, graphic, that maybe be attributed with Skills Shop.
5.2) Skills Shop reserves the right to change the content and or display of the any Link we provide to the client from time to time in our sole discretion. The link will connect your site with the area on our site (the landing page) where your referral may apply for Skills Shop products directly with us. The presence of the Skills Shop link on your site will serve to identify you as a member of our Rewards programme.
6. Store Credit
6.1) Once a customer has arrived at our website having followed the Link, their actions on our website will be tracked for 120 days using a cookie. You will earn store credit on their first order that is placed during the 120 day period. Skills Shop will not be responsible for store credit missed due to the cookie being deleted or blocked or in any other way failing to track the customer from the Link.
6.2) Clients will only earn store credit with respect to activity on our site occurring directly through the Link that will appear on their website.
6.3) Skills Shop is under no obligation whatsoever to pay any store credit to any client who does not strictly follow this Agreement as published from time to time.
6.4) Skills Shop reserves the right to take legal action against any client that commits fraud, or conspiracy to defraud and to recover any commissions paid to a client which was earned as a result of such fraud. For the purposes of this agreement fraud shall include but not be limited to wittingly violating the terms of this Agreement.
6.5) Any store credit can be used to purchase Skills Shop services.
6.6) As a client you have the right to transfer your store credit to one of your own clients or to your nominated charity.
6.7) Any store credit accrued must be used by the end of each calendar year.
7. Skills Shop’s Obligations
Skills Shop agrees to undertake the following obligations:
7.1) provide all information necessary to allow the Client to make necessary the Link from the skillsshop.co.uk to the Client’s site,
7.2) processing all orders for Skills Shop products or services placed by a referral following the Link.
7.3) tracking the number and amount of relevant sales generated through the Link.
7.4) credit card authorisations, payment processing, cancellations, returns, and all other related customer service for Skills Shop for the purpose of our business, and
8. The Client’s Obligations
The Client agrees to be solely responsible for the following and shall keep Skills Shop fully indemnified in respect of:
8.1) the content of the Client’s site or any site that they may be connected to,
8.2) any misrepresentation of Skills Shop or its products or services,
8.3) making of any false claims, representations or warranties in connection with Skills Shop,
8.3) ensuring that your site and your products and services that you offer from your site comply with all applicable copyright, trademark, any intellectual property right, Data Protection, anti-spam or any other applicable law,
8.4) obtaining permission to use another party’s copyrighted or any other proprietary material.
8.5) the development, operation and maintenance of the Client’s site and for all materials that appear on it. For the purposes of this Agreement this shall include but not be limited to, the technical operation of your site and all related equipment; the accuracy and propriety of materials posted on your site; and ensuring that materials posted on your Site do not violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party and are not libellous or otherwise unlawful or illegal. Skills Shop hereby disclaim all liability for all such matters,
8.6) Clients also agree to indemnify and hold harmless Skills Shop, its parent company, sister companies, subsidiaries and clients, and their directors, officers, employees, agents, shareholders, partners, members and other owners, against any and all claims, actions, demands, liabilities, losses, damages, judgments, settlements, expenses, and costs insofar as such arise out of or are based on, or in any way connected with this Agreement.
8.7) complying with all applicable EU- and national laws and regulations in force from time to time this shall include, but not be limited to GDPR.
9. Right to Name as a Reference Customer
9.1) Clients shall not create, publish, distribute, or permit any written or graphical material that makes reference to Skills Shop other than those mentioned in this Agreement or otherwise provided by Skills Shop, without the prior written consent of Skills Shop.Skills Shop reserves the right to refuse any request for consent under this Agreement.
10. The License
10.1) Skills Shop grants to the Client a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable right to access the skillsshop.co.uk site through the Link solely in accordance with the terms of this Agreement. This license shall be used solely in connection with the Link, and it will extend to the use of our logos, trade names, trademarks and similar identifying material relating to Skills Shop and which Skills Shop shall provide to the Client, for the sole purpose of establishing the Link to skillsshop.co.uk so customers can purchase Skills Shop products and services.
10.2) Clients cannot modify or change the Link or any other materials provided by Skills Shop in any way.
10.3) Other than establishing the Link, the Client shall not make any use of any of the licensed materials noted in the aforementioned paragraph provided by Skills Shop without first obtaining the prior written consent of Skills Shop. Clients shall not use the Licensed Materials in any manner that is inappropriate or that is in any way detrimental to the Skills Shop brand or any other brands.
10.4) Skills Shop reserves all of its rights in the materials provided and all of its other proprietary rights. Skills Shop shall be entitled to revoke this license to use the Link or the materials at any time and at its sole discretion.
10.5) The licenses described in this Section shall expire upon the termination of this Agreement.
10.6) Any inappropriate use of the Link, text, banners or other advertisements not expressly approved of in writing or provided by Skills Shop may be cause for immediate termination of this Agreement.
11. Terms of the agreement
11.1) The terms of this Agreement will begin upon your signup with the Programme and will end when your affiliate account is terminated.
11.2) Upon the termination of this Agreement the client reserves the right to use any store credit to purchase products or services from Skills Shop.
112.1) Skills Shop reserves the right to modify or otherwise change the terms of this Agreement at any time as it sees fit. Skills Shop shall make such modifications by way of publishing revised terms on the Site. Clients only remedy in the event of revised terms of this Agreement being published shall be to terminate this Agreement. An Affiliate shall be deemed to have accepted of any modification to this Agreement as published from time to time.
13. Limitation of Liability
13.1) Skills Shop shall not be liable to the Client or to any other person, for indirect, incidental, or special damages, lost profits, loss of goodwill, lost savings, or any other form of consequential damages, regardless of the form of action, even if Skills Shop has been advised of the possibility of such damages, whether resulting from breach of its obligations under this Agreement or otherwise.
13.2) Skills Shop’s entire liability in respect of any liability arising under this agreement will not exceed the total commission fees paid or payable to the Client under this Agreement.
13.3) Skills Shop makes no warranties, either express or implied, concerning the performance or functionality of the Skills Shop services, or the Programme as a whole. This includes but is not limited to the Link or any other affiliate advertisements and hereby expressly disclaims all implied warranties, including warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular use or purpose.
13.4) Skills Shop shall under no circumstances be liable to the Client or to any other person or entity for any loss, injury, or damage, of whatever kind, resulting from or arising out of any mistakes, errors, omissions, delays, or interruptions in the receipt, transmission, or storage of any messages or information arising out of or in connection with the Programme or Skills Shop.
14. Governing Law
14.1) This Agreement is governed by, and is construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.
14.2) The Courts of England and Wales shall have jurisdiction to hear any disputes arising from this Agreement.
14.3) Skills Shop shall not be liable for the legality of Skills Shop service in countries other than the United Kingdom.
14.4) Clients are solely responsible for the legality of the use of the service if the Client in question is registered to Skills Shop service from a country other than the United Kingdom or if the Client’s website is on a server in a country other than the United Kingdom.
15.1) By clicking on the ‘Register for FREE’ button the Client acknowledges that they have read the terms and conditions of this Agreement, understand them and agreed to be bound by them.