PIQUANT POST AFFILIATE PROGRAM TERMS AND CONDITIONS
PROTECTED SEM BIDDING KEYWORDS
Piquant Post, piquantpost.com, cratejoy.com
PROHIBITED SEM DISPLAY URL CONTENT
DIRECT LINKING (USE OF DISPLAY URL)
NO STACKING AFFILIATE PROGRAMS (LINKING THROUGH 2 PROGRAMS)
Affiliates must choose one and only one program to promote. We do not allow Awin Affiliates to link through or stack any other Affiliate programs (e.g., Cratejoy) to earn double commissions. Any Affiliates found to be using this strategy will be found in violation of this program agreement, may be removed from all of our Affiliate programs, and have all sales and commissions reversed.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR SEARCH MARKETING PUBLISHERS
Search Policy: We do not allow trademark bidding on Piquant Post, piquantpost.com, Cratejoy, cratejoy.com or any misspelling, combination of terms, or derivative (for example, “Piquant Post coupon” or “cratejoy piquant post”). Affiliates are prohibited from using our display URL piquantpost.com (with or without ‘www’) or our Cratejoy marketplace listing URL ‘cratejoy.com/subscription-box/piquant-post/’ in any ad on any network. This includes all URLs listed under our "Prohibited SEM Display URL Content" in this policy. NOTE: Any publisher found violating our search policy will have sales associated with this practice reversed.
Notify Piquant Post of the toolbars being used. - Stand down when it recognizes any publisher links - The software does not automatically drop cookies - Other publisher’s cookies are not being overwritten - The DSA does not repeatedly ask the user to "click here to earn points" - The sign to opt in is not larger than the sign to opt out. - It easily installs & uninstalls - The software doesn't significantly change the end user's browsing experience
If you are enrolled in our Program and your Website promotes coupon codes, you must adhere to our Coupon Guidelines as follows:
You may ONLY advertise coupon codes that are provided to you through this affiliate program.
Posting any information about how to work around the requirements of a coupon/promotion (ie first time customers only) will result in removal from the program.
Coupons must be displayed in their entirety with the full offer, valid expiration date and code.
You may NOT use any technology that covers up the coupon code and generates the affiliate click by revealing the code(s).
You may NOT advertise coupon codes obtained from any non-affiliate marketing channel, including coupon codes from our email, paid search, Cratejoy Affiliates, or any other non-affiliate advertising campaigns.
You may NOT give the appearance that any ongoing offer requires clicking from your website in order to redeem. For example, if all items on the site have free shipping over $100, you may not turn this into an offer that infers that the customer must click from your site to get this deal.
FTC DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS
You must include a disclosure statement within any and all pages, blog/posts, or social media posts where affiliate links for our affiliate program are posted as 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 we are compensating you for your review or endorsement. If you received the product for free from us or from the affiliate management team for review, this also must be clearly stated in your disclosure.
Disclosures should be placed above the fold; scrolling should not be necessary to find the disclosure. (e.g. disclosure should be visible before the jump).
Pop-up, hover state and button disclosures are prohibited.
Disclosure policy applies to all social media, even when space is restricted (e.g., tweets)
Disclosures should be made in the same medium as the claim (e.g. video, text)
For more information about FTC disclosure requirements, please review the FTC's "Dot Com Disclosures" Guidelines at http://www.ftc.gov/os/2013/03/130312dotcomdisclosures.pdf; and the FTC's Endorsement Guidelines at http://business.ftc.gov/advertising-and-marketing/endorsements
If you engage in so called “native advertising”, you further agree to comply with the FTC’s Enforcement Policy Statement on Deceptively Formatted Advertisements at https://www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents/public_statements/896923/151222deceptiveenforcement.pdf
REVERSAL & COMMUNICATION POLICY
Piquant Post reserves the right to reverse orders due to order cancellations, duplicate tracking, returns, disputed charges, and program violations as outlined in these terms and conditions.
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 conditions, we expect that you will respond in a timely and honest manner. Below are violations of our communications policy.
1. You are not forthcoming, intentionally vague or are found to misrepresenting the truth.
2. You are not responsive within a reasonable time period and after multiple attempts to contact with 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 conditions apply, then we reserve the absolute right to reverse orders, set your commission to 0% or suspend you from the program for the period or orders in question. 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 pro-actively address these issues and adhere to our program rules.