Eligibility and Enrollment in Shapeways' Affiliates Program
Prospective affiliates must apply and be approved by Shapeways in order to gain access to the Affiliates Program.
Prospective affiliates are evaluated based on criteria such as type of site, site quality, site content, variety of site content and items promoted, brand identity, and alignment with Shapeways' values. During the application process, prospective affiliates may be asked to share additional information about any of the listed criteria.
Shapeways sellers are not eligible for the Affiliates Program. The following types of websites are also prohibited from participating in the Affiliates Program:
- Advertising networks (online networks that sell or place advertisements)
- Sites using “pop-ups” or “pop-unders” (websites that launch “pop-up” or hidden windows on users’ browsers)
- Sites with content related to sexual, religious, political or other sensitive matters
Participation in the Affiliates Program may be limited to Affiliates located in certain countries and is void where prohibited by law. Shapeways reserves the right to approve or reject any application to join the Affiliates Program for any reason.
Prospective affiliates must apply and approved affiliates must enroll through the Affiliates Program platform. Shapeways reserves the right to remove Affiliates from the Affiliates Program and refuse service to anyone, for any reason, at any time.
Commissions are calculated by multiplying the relevant commission rate and the price of the qualifying sales (excluding shipping costs and taxes). Commissions are not paid on sales that are canceled, returned, or refunded to the customer.
Prospective affiliates are evaluated based on criteria such as type of site, site quality, site content, variety of site content and items promoted, brand identity, and alignment with Shapeways' values. During the application process, prospective affiliates may be asked to share additional information about any of the listed criteria or any other criteria that Shapeways deems to be relevant.
Affiliates that violate any of the following program restrictions may be suspended or removed from the Affiliates Program and may not receive commissions, in Shapeways' sole discretion:
Use of Voucher Codes
Affiliates may only promote voucher codes that are provided through the Affiliates Program platform. Any expiration dates should be clearly displayed next to the voucher codes, and codes should be removed or explicitly marked as expired after the expiration dates. Affiliates displaying expired codes without marking them as being expired may be suspended from the Affiliates Program.
Shapeways maintains a strict policy on paid search activity. Affiliates must comply with the following conditions on any ad platform, including, but not limited to search engines, content networks and social networking sites:
- Affiliates are not permitted to bid or appear on searches that include the term “Shapeways”;
- Affiliates are not permitted to bid or appear on extended or hybrid searches that include the term “Shapeways”;
- Affiliates are not permitted to bid or appear on misspellings or variations of searches that include the term “Shapeways”;
- Affiliates are not permitted to use Shapeways’ trademarks in any paid search activity, including ad text, copy or display URLs;
- Affiliates are not permitted to direct link PPC activity to the Shapeways Site, this includes using the Shapeways website as a display URL;
- Affiliates are not permitted to send traffic through automatic redirects on a website page;
- Affiliates are not permitted to use the Shapeways name (including misspells and variations) as a sub-domain or sub-folder.
Responsibility for Your Site
You are solely responsible for your site, including its development, operation, and maintenance and all materials that appear on or within it. Shapeways disclaims all liability for your site and for any of your users’ claims relating to your site, and you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold Shapeways harmless from and against all claims relating to your site.
The Affiliates Program platform is operated by Zanox/Affiliate Window, a third party. In order to enroll in the Affiliates Program, you may be required to enter into a separate agreement with Zanox/Affiliate Window, which you should read carefully. Shapeways does not control Zanox/Affiliate Window and is not responsible for any activity by Zanox/Affiliate Window.
Commission Rates, Qualifying Sales and Payment
As an Affiliate, you can receive commissions for qualifying sales. Commission rates are determined on case by case basis and may vary based on a variety of factors such as type of site and content.
Qualifying sales are sales made on the Shapeways website (www.shapeways.com) by users that arrived on the Shapeways site by clicking an approved link on an Affiliate’s site (an “Affiliate Link”). Affiliate links, including URLs and banners or other creative assets, can be found on the Affiliates Program platform. Affiliates may not alter any of the text links or creative assets made available through the Affiliates Program platform in order to receive payment. Affiliates are also requested not to hardcode Affiliate Links into their sites, so that any updates to creative assets take immediate effect.
The Affiliates Program platform uses browser cookies to verify qualifying sales. The cookies are valid for thirty (30) days (the “Cookie Period”). Commissions are paid on qualifying sales made during the Cookie Period. This means that an Affiliate can receive a commission for a qualifying sale if the sale was made within thirty days of the user clicking the Affiliate Link, as long as the Affiliate was the last referrer. If a user clicks multiple Affiliate Links, the last Affiliate Link to be clicked prior to a qualifying sale will receive the commission. If the user’s last click prior to making the purchase was a paid channel, such as Google PPC, the purchase will not be a qualifying sale and an Affiliate will not receive a commission.
Commissions are calculated by multiplying the relevant commission rate and the price of the qualifying sales (excluding shipping costs and taxes). Commissions are not paid on sales that are canceled or returned.
Commissions are subject to review and other limitations for fraudulent activity. Shapeways reserves the right to withhold commissions if fraudulent activity is found.