These Affiliates Program policies (“Program Policies“) are below:
1. Verified Purchases and Revenue
We will pay Standard Commission shown in Commissions Table, at this link when:
(a) a customer clicks through a Special Link on your Site to an IFF Site; and
(b) during a single session, which is measured as beginning when a customer clicks through that Special Link and ending upon the first to occur of the following: (y) the customer places an order for a Product. Or the customer purchases a Product by adding a Product to his or her shopping cart and completing the order for that Product no later than 89 days after their initial click-through of the Special Link; and
(c) the Product is shipped to, streamed or downloaded by, and paid for by the customer.For each Qualifying Purchase, the corresponding “Qualifying Revenue” is equal to the amount we actually receive from that Qualifying Purchase, less any shipping charges, gift-wrapping fees, handling fees, taxes (e.g. sales tax and VAT), service charges, credits, rebates, credit card processing fees, and bad debt; or
(d) the customer purchases a Product by adding a Product to his or her shopping cart and completing the order for that Product through using one of your coupons during the check-out process on IFF Site; and
(e) the Product is shipped to, streamed or downloaded by, and paid for by the customer.For each Qualifying Purchase, the corresponding “Qualifying Revenue” is equal to the amount we actually receive from that Qualifying Purchase, less any shipping charges, gift-wrapping fees, handling fees, taxes (e.g. sales tax and VAT), service charges, credits, rebates, credit card processing fees, and bad debt.
2. Incompetent Purchases
Notwithstanding the foregoing, Qualifying Purchases are disqualified whenever they occur in connection with a violation of this Affiliates Program Commission Income Statement or any other terms, conditions, specifications, statements, and policies that we may issue from time to time that apply to the Affiliates Program, including the most up-to-date version of the Agreement.
Further, the following purchases that would otherwise be Qualified Purchases are disqualified and excluded from the Associates Program:(a) any Product order where a cancellation, return, or refund has been initiated, (b) any Product purchased after termination of your Agreement, (c) any Product purchased by a customer who is referred to an IFF Site by a link that sends users indirectly to an IFF Site via an intermediate site, without requiring the customer to click on a link or take some other affirmative action on that intermediate site (a “Redirecting Link“), (d) any Product purchased by a customer who is referred to IFF Site by a link that is generated or displayed on a search engine (including Google, Yahoo, Bing, or any other search portal, sponsored advertising service, or other search or referral service, or any site that participates in such search engine’s network) (a “Search Engine“), (e) any Product purchased by a customer who is referred to IFF Site through any advertisement that you purchased through participation in bidding or auctions on keywords, search terms, or other identifiers that include the word “IFF”, or any other IFF Mark (see a non-exhaustive list of our trademarks via the links below, or variations or misspellings of any of those words (e.g., “iffy”, “aff”, and “التجهيزات المبتكرة”) (all, a “Prohibited Paid Search Placement“), (f) any Product purchased through a Special Link in a Mobile Application that was not an Approved Mobile Application or where the Special Link in an Approved Mobile Application was not served by PA API (as defined below under the IP License) or other linking tools that we make available to you, (g) any pre-release or pre-order Product that is not available on a Product listing page. (h) any Product purchased by a customer, where such customer does not comply with the terms and conditions applicable to an IFF Site, (i) any Product purchased as a subscription unless otherwise provided in the Agreement, and (j) any Product subject to a Bounty Event (as defined in Section 4(a) of this Commission Income Statement, with the corresponding related Special Commission Income), and (k) any Product purchase that is not correctly tracked or reported because the links from your site to the relevant IFF Site are not properly formatted.
3. Commission Income Percentages
Subject to the limitations described in this Commission Income Statement and compliance with the Agreement, we will pay you standard commission income described in the Commissions Scheme Schedule. Commissions are calculated as a percentage of Qualifying Revenue.
4. Special Promotions
From time to time, we may run general special programs or promotions that may provide all or some Affiliates the opportunity to earn additional or alternative commissions (“Special Commission Program“). For the avoidance of doubt, IFF reserves the right to discontinue or modify all or part of any special program or promotion at any time.
You will earn Special Commission Income which occur when (1) a customer, who must be eligible for the Special Event as described in “Commission Scheme for Affiliates” , clicks through a Special Link on your Site to a specific homepage on an IFF Site, and (2) during the resulting Session the customer completes the bounty action.IFF will not pay Special Commission Income where a Bounty Event has been disqualified due to a violation or other abuse (for example, registrations made using invalid email addresses, use of bots or automated software, multiple Events by a single person, repetitive Events, and Events that do not result from Special Links on your Site). IFF will determine in its sole discretion, in each case, whether a Event has occurred or if there has been a violation or abuse.
5. Commission Income Restrictions
From time to time, we may impose limits on Affiliates’ opportunity to earn Standard Commission Income or Special Commission Income. For the avoidance of doubt (and notwithstanding any time period), IFF reserves the right to discontinue or modify all or part of any limitation at any time.
6. Earnings Reporting
We will use commercially reasonable efforts to accurately and comprehensively track Qualifying Purchases for the purposes of our internal tracking, and creating and distributing to you our reports summarizing Standard Commission Income and Special Commission Income earned by you during that month.We will pay Standard Commission Income and Special Commission Income in the default currency for IFF Site approximately 30 days following the end of each calendar month in which they were earned by the method described below that you have selected. You may be permitted to elect to receive payment in a currency other than the default currency for IFF Site. If you choose to do so, you agree that the conversion rate will be determined in accordance with IFF’s operating standards.Payment by Direct Deposit. We will directly deposit the commission income you earn into the bank account you designate once you have provided us with the name of your bank, the account number, the name of the primary account holder as it appears on the account, and other requested identifying information (such as IBAN or or SWIFT code, if applicable). We reserve the right to hold commission income until the total amount due to you reaches the minimum payment threshold of 50 Saudi Riyals (“Minimum Payment“).If at any time there has been no substantial activity on your account for at least 3 years, then we will have the right, with 7 days’ written notice to withhold the accrued commission income for your inactive account, up to a maximum closure withholding of an amount equal to the Minimum Payment for payment by gift card.
Affiliates Program Participation Requirements
1. Registration and Qualification
To begin the enrollment process, you must submit a complete and accurate Affiliates Program application. Your Site(s) must contain original content and be publicly available via the website address provided in the application. You must identify your Site(s) in your application. We will evaluate your application and notify you of its acceptance or rejection. Your Site will not be eligible for inclusion in the Affiliates Program, and you cannot include any Special Links or Product Advertising Content on it, if your Site is unsuitable. Unsuitable Sites include those that: (a) promote or contain materials or activity that is hateful, harassing, harmful, invasive of another’s privacy, abusive, or discriminatory (including on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, nationality, disability or age), (b) promote or contain false, deceptive, libelous or defamatory materials, (c) promote or undertake illegal activities, (d) promote or contain sexually explicit or obscene materials, (e) promote violence or contain violent materials or promote, endorse or incite potentially dangerous or harmful acts, (f) include any trademark of IFF or its affiliates, or a variant or misspelling of a trademark of IFF or its affiliates in any domain name, subdomain name, in any “tag” or Associates ID, or in any username, group name, or other identifier on any social networking site, (g) are directed toward children or knowingly collect, use, or disclose personal information from children under 13 years of age or other applicable age threshold (as defined by applicable laws and regulations); or violate any applicable laws, ordinances, rules, regulations, orders, licenses, permits, guidelines, codes of practice, industry standards, self-regulatory rules, judgments, decisions, or other requirements of any applicable governmental authority related to child protection, or (h) otherwise violate any intellectual property rights.
We will determine suitability at our sole discretion. If we reject your application due to unsuitable content, you may reapply at any time once you have complied with our suitability requirements. However, if at any time we 1) reject your application for any other reason or 2) terminate your account in connection with any violation or abuse (as determined in our sole discretion), you cannot attempt to re-join the Affiliates Program without our advance authorization. Advance authorization may be initiated by completing the Contact Affiliates Customer Service through the chat service.
You will ensure that the information in your Affiliates Program application and information otherwise associated with your account on the Affiliates Site, including your email address, other contact information, and identification of your Site, is at all times complete, accurate, and up-to-date. We may send notifications (if any), approvals (if any), and other communications relating to the Affiliates Program and the Agreement to the email address then-currently associated with your Program account. You will be deemed to have received all notifications, approvals, and other communications sent to that email address, even if the email address associated with your account is no longer current.
The Affiliates Program is free to join, and we provide resources on the Affiliates Site to help affiliates succeed with the program. We have never authorized any business to provide paid set-up or consulting services to our associates, so please be wary if any business like that (even one attempting to appropriate the IFF name) reaches out to offer you costly services.
2. Your Links and Coupons
(a) Special Links
After you have applied to the Affiliates Program, you are permitted to display Special Links on your Site. Special Links enable accurate tracking, reporting, and accrual of commission income.Special Links must use the Affiliate ID we have assigned to you.
(b) General Requirements Applicable to All Special Links & Coupons
Special Links & Coupons may be created by you or made available to you by us. If we inform you that your Site does not qualify to use certain types of links or coupons, you must cease displaying those types of links or coupons on your Site. You are solely responsible for the content, style, and placement of each link or coupons that you place on your Site and for ensuring that Special Links (whether created by you or made available to you by us) include the appropriate formatting necessary for us to properly track referrals of our customers from your Site. You must not encourage customers to bookmark your Special Links or Coupons. All Special Links and coupons must be accessed directly from your Site. For example, you must include your Affiliates ID or “tag” (appearing as XXXXX-20, or such other format as we may designate) as a parameter in the URL of each link you place on your Site to an IFF Site.Upon your request but subject to our approval, we may issue you additional “sub-tag” Associate IDs that permit you to monitor and optimize the performance of your Special Links by including different sub-tags in the URLs of different Special Links. Under no circumstances may you associate any sub-tag with a specific end user of your Site (e.g., you may not dynamically assign sub-tags to users as they arrive on your Site for purposes of monitoring such users’ behavior).You may add or delete Products (and related Special Links) from your Site at any time without our approval. Special Links must link to Products (as defined in the Products Statement). When linking to pages with Product lists you must have additional original content on your Site that is relevant to the Special Link. Product lists include search results, events (e.g. Black Friday), or a department homepage (e.g. STEAM).You must remove from your Site any links and related references to limited time promotions as soon as that promotion on the relevant IFF Site ends. For example, if you include links or coupons to Products in the materials category of an IFF Site and mention that there is 15% off select products in IFF’s materials category, you must remove the mention of the 15% discount from your Site as soon as the promotion ends.You must not make inaccurate, over-broad, deceptive or otherwise misleading claims about any Product, an IFF Site, or any of our policies, promotions, or prices. For example, if you include on your Site a link to Laser HP Printer sold on an IFF Site, you may not state that you are linking to an Inkjet HP Printer.Product prices and availability may vary from time to time. Because prices for and availability of Products that you have listed on your Site may change, your Site may only show prices and availability if: (a) we serve the link in which that price and availability data are displayed, or (b) you obtain Product pricing and availability data via PA API and you comply with the requirements regarding use of PA API in the License.In addition, if you choose to display prices for any Product on your Site in any “comparison” format (including through the use of any price-comparison tool or engine) together with prices for the same or similar products offered through any web site or other means other than an IFF Site, you must display both the lowest “new” price and, if we provide it to you, the lowest “used” price at which the Product is available on the IFF Site.You must not post any Special Links on IFF or link to any page on your Site from IFF specifically to promote your Special Links.
3. Your Responsibilities
4. Promotional Restrictions
You will not engage in any promotional, marketing, or other advertising activities on behalf of us or our affiliates, or in connection with an IFF Site or the Affiliates Program, that are not expressly permitted under the Agreement. You will not engage in any promotional, marketing, or other advertising activities in any offline manner, including by using any of our or our affiliates’ trademarks or logos (including any IFF Mark), any Program Content, or any Special Link in connection with email, offline promotion or in any offline manner (e.g., in any printed material, ebook, mailing, private message on social media networks, or attachment to email, or other document, or any oral solicitation).
5. Distribution of Special Links
You will not use any Program Content or Special Link or Coupons, or otherwise link to an IFF Site, on or in connection with: (a) any client-side software application (e.g., a browser plug-in, helper object, toolbar, extension, component, or any other application executable or installable by an end user) on any device, including computers, mobile phones, tablets, or other handheld devices (other than Approved Mobile Applications); or (b) any television set-top box (e.g., digital video recorders, cable or satellite boxes, streaming video players, blu-ray players, or dvd players) or Internet-enabled television (e.g., GoogleTV, Sony Bravia, Panasonic Viera Cast, or Vizio Internet Apps).
6. Your Site Content
Products Statement For The Program
Under the Affiliates Program, subject to the additions and exclusions described in this Products Statement, a “Product” is any physical or digital item sold on an IFF Site.
All training & after-sales services are currently included in Products at this time.
3. Excluded Products
Notwithstanding the above, the following items and services are currently excluded from the Products included in the Affiliates Program (“Excluded Products“):(a) any product or service sold on a site linked to from other sites (for example, a product or service listed through our “Product Ads” program or sold on a site linked to from a banner ad, sponsored link, or other link displayed on other Sites),(b) any product or service which has been excluded by a third party seller or vendor. You will receive an alert if a product or service is excluded when attempting to link using the tools we make available in Associates Central.(c) any product or service which has been excluded by a third party seller or vendor. You will receive an alert if a product or service is excluded when attempting to link using the tools we make available in Affiliates Central.
Mobile Application Policy
If your Site includes a software application designed and intended for use on mobile phones, tablets, or other handheld devices (a “Mobile Application“), your Mobile Application:(a) must have original content, (b) must not emulate IFF’s own shopping app functionality, and (c) must be free to download and all IFF links must be accessible without paying for access, (d) must be available in either the Google Play, Apple, or IFF app stores, (e) must not host or render IFF web pages in WebViews. We will evaluate your application and notify you of its acceptance or rejection. A Mobile Application that is accepted will be an “Approved Mobile Application” for purposes of the Agreement.
These Guidelines apply to the use of the marks we may make available to you as part of Program Content (“IFF Marks“). Strict compliance with these Guidelines is required at all times, and any use of the IFF Marks in violation of these Guidelines will automatically terminate any license related to your use of the IFF Marks.1. YOU ARE ALLOWED TO USE THE IFF MARKS ONLY BY DISPLAY ON YOUR SITE WITH THE PURPOSE OF ADVERTISING AVAILABILITY OF PRODUCTS ON AN IFF SITE, WITH A CORRESPONDING SPECIAL LINK TO THAT SITE. 2. You may not use or display the Marks (i) in any manner that implies sponsorship or endorsement by us; (ii) to disparage us, our products or services; (iii) in a way that may, at our discretion, diminish or otherwise damage our goodwill in the IFF Marks; or (iv) in offline material or email (e.g., in any printed material, mailing, SMS, MMS, attachment to email, or other document, or any oral solicitation). 3. Your use of the IFF Marks must comply with the most up-to-date version of these Guidelines. 4. All rights to the IFF Marks are our exclusive property. You will not take any action that conflicts with our rights in, or ownership of, any IFF Mark. 5. You cannot display or otherwise use any logo of any third party seller or vendor on an IFF Site in connection with any Special Link unless you have obtained from that seller or vendor specific written authorization to do so. 6. We will supply an image or images of the IFF Marks for you to use. You may not alter any IFF Mark in any manner. For example, you cannot change the proportion, color, or font of any IFF Mark, or add or remove any elements from any IFF Mark. 7. You cannot use or apply to register any trademark that is confusingly similar to any IFF mark in any jurisdiction. You cannot use or apply to register any trademark, domain name, subdomain, username or app name that is confusingly similar to any IFF mark in any jurisdiction. 8. Each IFF Mark must appear by itself, in its entirety, with reasonable spacing between each side of the IFF Mark and other visual, graphic, or textual elements. Under no circumstance can any IFF Mark be placed on any background that interferes with the readability or display of that IFF Mark. We reserve the right to modify these Trademark Guidelines and the approved IFF Marks, at any time and in our sole discretion, by posting a change notice or revised Trademark Guidelines or approved IFF Marks on the Affiliates Site.We reserve the right to take appropriate action against any use without permission or any use that does not conform to these Guidelines, at any time and in our sole discretion.