Affiliate Program Terms & Policies
By participating in the Life Cykel Affiliate Program (“Program”), you agree with the terms and policies in the agreement (“Agreement”) below. Please read the entire Agreement. It is a legal agreement between you and Lifecykel Labs Pty Ltd (Life Cykel). By submitting the online application, you agree that you have read and understood this Agreement, and that, if Life Cykel accepts your application, you agree to be legally responsible for each term and policy.
Your participation as an affiliate partner is for the purpose of advertising for the Life Cykel brand, in exchange for receiving a commission on any and all products purchased by your referrals excluding those that have used a Life Cykel Discount Code, Wholesalers and National Mushroom Network Members.
This Agreement begins when Life Cykel accepts you into the Program and will end when your participation is terminated by either party.
Life Cykel may change the Program or this Agreement at any time. If any change is unacceptable to you, you are entitled to terminate your participation. Your continuing participation in the Program will constitute your acceptance of any change.
You or Life Cykel may suspend or terminate your participation in the Program at any time for any reason. You are only eligible to earn commissions while you are participating in the Program.
Life Cykel will attribute referrals to you based on a tracking code embedded in your affiliate links.
Life Cykel uses the Refersion affiliate tracking system owned by Refersion, Inc. When a referral clicks through your affiliate link, Refersion sets a cookie in the browser that contains your tracking code. Refersion also tracks other information, such as the IP address of the referral, in its database along with your tracking code. When the referral decides to buy a product at Life Cykel, a script will look for the cookie, or try to match the IP address, to identify you and award the commission. Referrals from your affiliate link may make a purchase later in time and Life Cykel will still award the commission if the cookie is still present in the browser, or the IP address still matches one logged in the database.
Life Cykel reserves the right to refuse service to any referral.
Life Cykel will pay you a commission on products purchased by your referrals according to the designated payment schedule.
Life Cykel uses the Refersion affiliate tracking system owned by Refersion, Inc. to tabulate and track sales and commission payments due to our affiliates after the tracking process and purchases are completed. Through the Refersion website, you will have access to information we use to determine commissions we owe you. Your commission may be subject to tax and further deductions structured by Refersion.
Commissions will be calculated on the GST exclusive value of the products purchased by your referrals. Shipping will not be included in commission calculations.
Life Cykel reserves the right to increase or decrease commission rates from time to time as it sees fit.
There is no maximum commission limit.
Please note that we don’t approve conversions that were placed by the affiliates themselves to avoid the affiliate system being misused and as our margins are already very tight due to being one of the very few major growers of mushrooms outside of China. Thank you for your understanding.
Life Cykel reserves the right to reverse orders due to order cancellations, duplicate tracking, returns, disputed charges, and program violations as outlined in these terms and policies.
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 policies, we expect that you will respond in a timely and honest manner.
Below are violations of our communications policy.
1) You are not forthcoming, you are intentionally vague, or you are found to be lying.
2) You are not responsive within a reasonable time period and after multiple attempts to make contact using the information listed in your network profile.
3) You cannot substantiate or validate the source of your traffic to our program with clear and demonstrable proof.
If any of the above apply, then we reserve the absolute right to modify payouts and/or immediately terminate your participation in the Program. We know that many violations are a result of automated processes; however, it is incumbent upon each affiliate to ensure that it has the appropriate checks and balances in place to address such issues proactively and to adhere to the terms and policies of this Agreement.
The tools, products, and creative assets (“Assets”) that Life Cykel provides to you include information vital to the success of the Program, including a tracking code that Life Cykel uses to attribute referrals to you.
Life Cykel grants to you a non-exclusive, non-transferable license (“License”) to use Assets as specified under the terms and policies of this Agreement. The term of the License shall expire upon your departure from the Program or termination of this Agreement.
You will use the Assets as Life Cykel instructs:
1) You agree that you will not corrupt, modify, or disable the tracking functionality in the Assets.
2) You will not alter, add to, subtract from, or otherwise modify the Assets as Life Cykel provides them unless you obtain prior written consent from Life Cykel.
3) You may only use the Assets for the purpose of promoting Life Cykel and its products.
4) Life Cykel retains all rights, ownership, and interest in the Assets, and in any copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property in the Assets. Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed to grant you any rights, ownership, or interest in the Assets, or in the underlying intellectual property, other than the License to use Assets as granted in this Agreement.
5) You will not make any claim to ownership of the Assets, or of the copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property therein.
6) You will not publish or otherwise distribute any other advertising materials that reference Life Cykel unless Life Cykel gives prior written consent to the distribution of such materials.
Under no circumstances shall you send commercial electronic mail messages as defined in the Federal spam law, CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 (“Act”), with respect to the Life Cykel affiliate program.
Life Cykel reserves the right to collect, withhold, or cancel any and all compensation related to commercial electronic mail messages you send.
You may send transactional or relationship messages as defined in the Act.
Life Cykel permits you to promote offers on Facebook, Twitter, blogs, discussion forums, and other social media following these general guidelines:
1) You are allowed to post your affiliate links on your own social media.
2) You are prohibited from posting your affiliate links on the social media of Life Cykel.
You shall not purchase keywords, domain names, advertising, search terms, AdWords, or any other identifiers that include the word “Life Cykel,” the names of Life Cykel products or services, or any variations or misspellings thereof.
Specifically, this policy prohibits you from:
1) Bidding on “Life Cykel” and any keyword string that includes this term, and
2) Purchasing domain names based on “Life Cykel” or variations.
Google & Facebook Advertisements
No affiliate may run Google or Facebook advertisements using their affiliate link. Doing so may incur suspension from the affiliate program.
Other Search Engine Marketing Platforms
Affiliates may not use other SEMs such as DuckDuckgo, Bing or Yahoo to run advertisements using their affiliate link. Doing so may incur suspension from the affiliate program.
This Agreement shall not be construed to create any employment relationship, agency relationship, or partnership between you and Life Cykel. You will provide services for Life Cykel as an independent contractor. You will have no authority to bind Life Cykel into any agreement, nor will you be considered an agent of Life Cykel.
Life Cykel will not be responsible for any taxes you owe arising out of your relationship with Life Cykel as set forth in this Agreement. Life Cykel will not withhold any taxes from the commissions paid to you.
You shall include a disclosure statement within any and all pages or posts where you use affiliate links in an endorsement or review, and where it is not clear that the link is a paid advertisement. This disclosure statement should be clear and concise, stating that Life Cykel is compensating you for your review or endorsement.
You shall not make claims that Life Cykel products or services are intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Life Cykel makes no express or implied warranties or representations with respect to the Program.
Life Cykel makes no representation that the operation of the Program will be uninterrupted or error-free, and Life Cykel will not be liable for the consequences of any interruptions or errors.
You represent and warrant the following:
1) You have the legal authority to enter into this Agreement and to be bound to the terms and policies set forth in this Agreement.
2) Your website does not contain any materials that are:
(a) Unlawful or solicitous of behavior that is unlawful in the United States;
(b) Unlawful or solicitous of behavior that is unlawful in the geographic area from which you operate.
3) You have obtained any necessary clearances, licenses, or other permission for any intellectual property used on your website. Nothing on your website infringes upon the intellectual property rights of any person or entity. No person or entity has brought or threatened an action claiming such infringement, nor do you have any reason to believe that any person or entity will bring or threaten such a claim in the future.
4) You do not compete with Life Cykel. You are not an employee, agent, or partner with any person or company that competes with Life Cykel. You may be an affiliate with or an independent contractor to persons or companies that compete with Life Cykel.
You will indemnify and hold harmless Life Cykel from any claim, damage, lawsuit, action, complaint, or other costs arising out of any breach of your warranties set forth above. You will also indemnify and hold harmless Life Cykel for any damage, loss, or other cost arising out of your use or misuse of the Assets.
Any information that you are exposed to by virtue of your relationship with Life Cykel under these terms and policies, which information is not available to the general public, shall be considered to be confidential company information. You may not disclose any confidential company information to any person or entity, except where compelled by law, unless you obtain prior written consent for such disclosure from Life Cykel.
Life Cykel will not be liable for any loss of profits or costs, or for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages, including costs associated with the procurement of substitute goods or services (whether Life Cykel was or should have been aware or advised of the possibility of such damage), arising out of or associated with any loss, suspension, or interruption of service, termination of this Agreement, use or misuse of the Assets, or other performance of services under this Agreement.