This Affiliate Service Agreement (the "Agreement") is made by and between Holiday Lettings Ltd, Inc., and Guia de Apartamentos Niumba S. L. U. (“we”, “us”, “our”, “TripAdvisor Rentals”), and you, as an Affiliate utilizing the AWIN Service as an Affiliate of TripAdvisor Rentals ("you", "your", "Affiliate").
You must agree to abide by the terms and conditions contained in this Agreement in order to participate in TripAdvisor Rentals ‘Affiliate program (the “TripAdvisor Rentals’ Affiliate Program”). Please read this Agreement carefully before registering and using the AWIN Service to participate in the TripAdvisor Rentals Affiliate Program. By signing up, you indicate your acceptance of this Agreement and its terms and conditions. If you do not accept this Agreement, do not use the AWIN Service to participate in the TripAdvisor Rentals Affiliate Program. Failure to abide by the terms of this Agreement could mean the suspension of your participation in TripAdvisor Rentals Affiliate Program, the termination of this Agreement, and/or the forfeiture of commissions.
1. You may place our banners, links and/or codes (“Content”) anywhere on your website, and/or (subject to our prior approval) within newsletters and emails, provided that they do not feature in any mass mailings or unsolicited communications (“spam”).
2. Notwithstanding the above, you may not feature any of our Content on any site or on in any communication that includes any content that is defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, fraudulent, offensive (including promoting of racism or discrimination), or promoting of any illegal activity.
3. Any page containing Content must be written in English.
4. You may not display any Content via any other channel or through any other medium, including but not limited to newsgroups, forums, chat rooms, message boards, banner networks, hit farms or guestbooks.
5. You may not link to the TripAdvisor Rentals site from outside the AWIN Platform.
6. If you are creating a link, to display on your site, you must take the links from our inventory feed where AWIN tracking is implemented. Links taken from other sources shall result in commissions being declined as they will be identified as coming from a different channel. You are not permitted to take any Content directly from TripAdvisor Rentals which is not present within the inventory feed where AWIN tracking is implemented.
7. Affiliate may not alter any of the Content, nor hardcode any banner into its site. If Affiliate’s site requires that banners are hardcoded, please contact the account management team to obtain permission before putting this in place. This will allow us to contact you whenever updates are necessary.
8. TripAdvisor Rentals reserves the right, at any time, to review your placement, approve the use of the Content by you, and require that you change the placement or use to comply with our guidelines and policies.
9. Under no circumstances is any Affiliate permitted to use i-frames to set cookies onto any user’s computer or other device.
10. If we detect any fraud or attempted fraud in connection with your use of the AWIN Service or as an Affiliate of TripAdvisor Rentals, then we shall terminate this Agreement and shall withhold all commissions that would have been payable were it not for the fraudulent activity. Fraud is defined as any action that intentionally attempts to create sales, leads, and/or click-throughs using robots, frames, iframes, scripts, and/or manually "refreshing" of pages.
11. We may send you e-mails for the purposes of informing you of applicable changes or additions to the Service, or about related products and services.
CHANGES TO THE SERVICE
12. We reserve the right to update this Agreement at any time and may add to, change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the Service at any time. In the event of any material change, we will notify you prior to any such changes taking effect, at which time you may either agree to such changes or withdraw from the TripAdvisor Rentals Affiliate Program.
Pay Per Click search activity
14. You are not permitted to carry out any PPC search activity sending traffic to www.tripadvisor.com/rentals directly. If we reasonably believe that an Affiliate is doing this, we reserve the right to terminate this Agreement and void any related commissions.
15. You may not send traffic through automatic redirects on a website page.
16. You may not do any of the following, either directly or indirectly, at any time:
a. Use the TripAdvisor Rentals brand term in the sub folder of the display URL (e.g. www.affiliate.com/TripAdvisorRentals);
b. Use the TripAdvisor Rentals brand term in the sub domain of the display URL (e.g. www.tripadvisorrentals.affiliate.com);
c. Use the TripAdvisor Rentals brand or a misspelling of the TripAdvisor Rentals brand in the display URL (e.g. www.tripadvisor.com/rentals) or (www.treepadvisor.com/rentals);
d. Use the TripAdvisor Rentals brand in any ad title;
e. Use the TripAdvisor Rentals brand in any ad text;
f. Bid on the brand term “TripAdvisor Rentals”;
g. Bid on misspellings or extensions of the brand (e.g. “TripAdvisor Rentals, TripAdvisorRentals, Treep AdvisorRentals, TripAdvisor Rentals uk, TripAdvisorRentalscom.uk);
h. Bid on TripAdvisor Rentals brand together with generic terms (e.g. “TripAdvisor vacation rentals”, " TripAdvisor holiday homes");
i. Advertise as though you are TripAdvisor Rentals;
j. Bid on the URLs www.tripadvisor.com/rentals, es.TripAdvisorRentals.com, TripAdvisorRentalscom.de, TripAdvisorRentalscom.fr, br. TripAdvisorRentals.com, TripAdvisorRentalscom.nl, TripAdvisorRentalscom.se, TripAdvisorRentalscom.no, TripAdvisorRentalscom.ja or any other formulations of the URL.
17. Affiliate is not permitted to bid on any variations of the brand name TripAdvisor Rentals. Bidding on the brands of any suppliers of TripAdvisor Rentals is also not permitted.
18. TripAdvisor Rentals and common misspelling must be added by Affiliate as broad match negative terms to all affiliate paid search campaigns.
19. Keyword bidding and use policy: “Search arbitrage” is prohibited. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you will not purchase or bid for placement of the term “TripAdvisor Rentals” or TripAdvisor Rentals other branded terms (including but not limited to FlipKey, Holiday Lettings, Niumba, HouseTrip, VacationHomeRentals), or any variation thereof (including but not limited to abbreviations, misspellings and stringing), and any other trademark of ours (TripAdvisor Experiences / Viator) or our affiliates within any third party search engine or shopping portal including but not limited to AOL, Yahoo, MSN, Google and Ask. Additionally, you will not pay third parties for placement in search engines or shopping portals on the basis of your use of our name. You agree not to engage in any paid advertising that utilizes any keyword or search term that contains a trademark, service mark or brand name of any of our suppliers or of our competitors for the purpose of directing visitors to our site(s) without our prior written consent.
Advertising as TripAdvisor Rentals
20. Affiliate is not permitted to do any form of advertising as the TripAdvisor Rentals brand, including but not limited to on any of the following channels:
a. Search engines (Google, Bing, Yahoo etc);
Discount code / voucher code websites
21. TripAdvisor Rentals does not permit discount codes to be promoted by Affiliate. If Affiliate is found featuring a TripAdvisor Rentals discount code on its website or other of its channels (e.g. social media or e-mails), TripAdvisor Rentals will terminate this Agreement and withhold all related commissions.
22. Affiliate must not display fake or invented discount codes on their website or other channels, or display discount codes that were intended for use in other channels or for other online publishers. If you are found doing this, your participation in the TripAdvisor Rentals Affiliate Program will be terminated immediately and commissions voided.
23. Discount code and deals Affiliates may be accepted in the TripAdvisor Rentals Affiliate Program as long as they do not promote discount codes.
24. All press release content must be signed off by both TripAdvisor Rentals and AWIN management team before going live on any site. Any press information released prior to approval will be removed immediately by Affiliate upon request.
Program Commission Payout
25. Payout Rate: There will be a fixed commission per offer set by TripAdvisor Rentals contained within the AWIN platform. This will be reviewed each month, and is subject to change by TripAdvisor Rentals. TripAdvisor Rentals will notify You of any changes through the communication tool within the AWIN platform.
26. Crediting Policy: Last Click.
27. Click Referral Period: Commissions are payable on final click to conversion paths only.
28. Cookie Period: 7 days.
29. Affiliate’s commission will be pre-approved after each applicable booking has been placed by a user and confirmed by TripAdvisor Rentals and its supplier. We are able to track all transactions generated from your site and other channels, and operate a 365 day payment window. Some products are subject to a confirmation delay as they will require supplier approval. Commissions shall be payable only after the applicable stay has been completed. If the stay is cancelled, no commissions will be paid to the Affiliate and the sale will be cancelled in the AWIN platform.
30. Declined or modified commission may also occur in the case of payment not received, breach of program terms, suspicious activity, or the original booking value being modified.
31. TripAdvisor Rentals undertakes all de-duplications itself to ensure that we pay only one commission sum in respect of any one booking. Bookings are de-duped across all digital channels including, but not limited to, paid search, email advertising, display advertising, direct partnerships, price comparison, direct traffic, other affiliate networks, etc.
If you’re promoting cashback, please ask for approval.
If you’re then approved, please add the following terms & conditions to the TripAdvisor rentals Store Page: “Cashback is ONLY paid out on rentals that are booked on Tripadvisor rentals. Bookings made outside of Tripadvisor will not be eligible for cashback. Cashback will not be paid out on attractions, hotels, restaurants and flights. Cashback will not be paid out on cancelled bookings. Cashback will be paid out after the travel date has passed”
Please note: If any of the above policies are violated, Tripadvisor.com reserves the right to ask networks to close down the publisher and mark the publisher ‘fraudulent’ and reject all bookings from them (means no commission will be paid for bookings from the publisher)