Kninja Partner Agreement
By completing our Partner Application you agree to Terms and Rules discussed herein. This Agreement is between Kninja (“affiliate manager,” “us,” “we,” or “our”) and the Partner (“the referrer,” “you,” “your” or “partner”). We are independent parties and this agreement will not form any partnership. This agreement will begin upon our acceptance of your partner application (“Effective Date”) and will end when terminated by either party. Termination may happen at any time, with or without cause, by giving the other party written notice of termination.
Commissions are earned at a rate of between 10% and 20% depending upon the price of the product sold (taxes not included). Any item under $1000 will be paid at a rate of 10% and any item at or over $1000 will be paid at a rate of 20% commission to the “last referrer” noted on the customer’s affiliate link at the time of their first purchase.
Earned commissions will be approved and paid one week after referred accounts pass their refund period. We have the right to change our refund policy at anytime, and if we do, the commissions will be adjusted accordingly.
Approved commissions will be paid out using EFT or Plooto at Kninja’s discretion.
NO COMMISSIONS can be earned on your own account. No self-referring for the sole purpose of getting a discount.
The Referrer (Partner) and Referee may not be immediate family members, and must reside at different addresses.
We will monitor, track and audit referrals submitted for accuracy and to prevent fraud. We reserve the right to clawback paid commission, exclude you from earning commissions and forfeit any partner rewards should we find any errors or agreement violations.
We will manually add you as the referral partner, per your request, if the client doesn’t sign-up with your affiliate link and confirms that you did in fact refer them. Past commissions will only be approved up to days 30 days from your request.
All unclaimed approved commissions older than 6 months, will be canceled.
By posting a change notice, we may modify any of the terms and conditions within this Agreement at any time and at our sole discretion. If any of the modifications are unacceptable to you, your only recourse is to terminate this Agreement.
Continued participation in the program 30 days following the posting will be considered as your acceptance of the change.
Kninja Affiliate PPC Rules
- Search Engines
Bidding is allowed on Google and Bing/Yahoo with a few restrictions listed herein. Bidding on Ask, Facebook, Twitter, Find What and other search engines and social media sites is permitted with no restrictions on Kninja trademarked terms. Clause 3 below (Competitor Terms) in the PPC Policy must be followed on all pay-per-click search engines and advertisements.
- Kninja and Manufacturer Trademarks
Affiliates may not bid on Kninja trademark terms on Google and Bing/Yahoo, including international versions.
There are no trademark restrictions with Kninja trademarks on Ask, Find What, Facebook, and other pay-per-click search engines.
Affiliates MAY NOT use www.kninja.net in the display URL at any PPC search engine or various content network sections. Alternative spellings of our domain name are also not permitted. See direct linking policy below for additional information.
Affiliates are permitted to use Kninja trademarks in the URL to the right of the domain in the display URL. Example: www.yoursite.com/kninja.
Affiliates may not include “Official Site” or make representations that your advertisement is from Kninja.
Affiliates may not bid on Kninja + “term” on Google and Bing/Yahoo. Example: Kninja reviews, Kninja discounts, etc.
You may bid on manufacturer specific terms, although some manufacturers have blocked the use of their terms on various search engines without prior permission.
- Direct to Merchant / Landing Pages
Direct-to-merchant linking is not permitted on Google and Yahoo/Bing. Affiliates may not use our URL in the display URL on any PPC advertisement.
Domain misspellings are not allowed in the display URL on any advertisement including but not limited to www.Kninjas.com, www.Kninjas.net, etc.
Affiliates bidding on Kninja trademarks may not use a landing page that includes advertisements for competitors.
- Geo-Targeting and Dayparting
Geo-targeting is allowed on all search engines as long as policies regarding display URL, competitor terms and trademarks are followed.
Dayparting is allowed on all search engines as long as policies regarding display URL, competitor terms and trademarks are followed.
Using geo-targeting and dayparting to avoid enforcement of the Kninja PPC Policy is strictly prohibited and grounds for immediate removal and reversal of all commissions up to 30 days prior to the date of the PPC violation.
International geo-targeting is allowed as long as the advertisement is truthful in the Kninja international policies.
International affiliates may not use a Kninja display URL on any search engine, including but not limited to www.Kninja.com, and any related misspellings.
- Ad Copy Restrictions
Truth in advertising: Affiliates are required to be truthful about any advertisement representing Kninja.
Do not represent your advertisement as an official or endorsed Kninja advertisement or site.
- Exclusions, Penalties and Notifications
Kninja reserves the right to exclude any or all of our PPC policy for individual affiliates at our sole discretion.
Excluded affiliates are required to agree via signed contract to any exclusion permitted herein. Do not assume exclusion via verbal or written communication.
Affiliates receive one warning and are given 48 business hours to comply with any PPC violations. A second violation will result in termination of the affiliate relationship and may be cause for reversal of past commissions earned up to 30 days prior to the second violation. see below exceptions to this policy.
Affiliates found using geo-targeting or dayparting features on search engines to avoid enforcement of the Kninja PPC Policy will be immediately removed from the Kninja affiliate program, have all commissions reversed up to 30 days prior to the violation date and be immediately reported to the Affiliate Network for investigation.
Affiliates found in breach of the PPC Policy and Terms of Service regarding competitor terms will be immediately removed from the program, have all commissions reversed up to 30 days and be subject to a $5,000 penalty.
From time to time, Kninja may review the PPC policy for changes in the way search engines operate or changes in Kninja philosophy. Any changes made to the PPC Policy will be announced via the Kninja Partner Centre and posted on the Kninja legal website. Affiliates are given no less than 7 business days to comply with any new PPC terms before a first violation is cited on the affiliate’s account.
Violations of the Kninja PPC Policy may be reported to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please have all applicable proof in your email, including but not limited to screenshots of the ad, geographical location of the ad, URL/network tracking information and the search engine where the ad was found.
This Agreement will be governed by the laws of Canada and the province of Ontario. Any action relating to this Agreement must be brought in the Federal or Provincial courts located in Burlington, Ontario, and you irrevocably consent to the jurisdiction of such courts. You may not assign this Agreement, by operation of law or otherwise, without our prior written consent. Subject to that restriction, this Agreement will be binding on, inure to the benefit of, and enforceable against the parties and their respective successors and assigns. Our failure to enforce your strict performance of any provision of this Agreement will not constitute a waiver of our right to subsequently enforce such provision or any other provision of this Agreement. By submitting this Partner Agreement form, you acknowledge that you have read this agreement and agree to all its terms and conditions. You have independently evaluated this program and are not relying on any representation, guarantee, or statement other than as set forth in this agreement.