Terms and Conditions
How the Site Works
When our members click through our site to buy a product, we are in effect acting as an advertising agent for the merchant, by sending them online customers and traffic. In return for this, the merchant are prepared to pay us a commission.
Instead of simply keeping all of the commission paid to us, we pass it on to our members in the form of Rewards. We do this because we hope to gain the loyalty of our members and gain their repeat business, thereby building up a popular brand and website.
In order to keep this most beneficial situation running smoothly for all parties, we do need to introduce some terms and conditions of site membership, as set out in the rest of this agreement.
The use of www.thecommissionsharer.com (referred to as ‘we’ or ‘us’ below) is subject to the following terms and conditions.
By entering our site or enrolling, you as a user (referred to as ‘you’ below) are accepting our terms and conditions.
1. Site Membership & Termination of Accounts
We reserve the right to refuse membership and further, in the event of fraudulent, abusive or other activity we determine to be un-fair, we reserve the right to terminate your account. In addition, please note that accounts may be disabled if they are deemed to be dormant accounts, as outlined in Section 4.
As a condition of membership, you will need to accept service emails from The Commission Sharer and authenticate your email address. Please note that you will also be signed up to receive emails from us detailing promotions and special offer, updates to our blogs and other emails in relation to our website and services. You can opt out of these emails from the links on the emails.
We reserve the right to terminate a member's account if a serviceable email address is not provided and also if that member marks our emails as abusive, junk or spam.
2. Credit Claims
As a Commission Sharer member you may earn 'credits' from buying through the links on our website. Note that the transactions you make are not with us, but with the individual retailer. We pass on some of the commission we earn from merchants and their tracking agencies for your applicable transactions, where the credit can be traced directly to your account by means of verification of your receipt.
When we have traced a paying, applicable transaction to your account, we will credit your account with ‘Confirmed Credit’. In due course the credits will become ‘Rewardable’, and at this stage can be exchanged for a reward. This can typically take 60 days from the date of the purchase, which is in line with the typical refund period. If the goods are returned or the sale reversed or amended by any means then the credits for that transaction will be removed and will not become ‘rewardable’.
Applicable transactions for credits can be defined as transactions that fulfil the following criteria:
(a) Transactions which are tracked directly back to your account by means of matching your receipt number from the Credit Claim form to that supplied by the merchant tracking network.
(b) You must click through to the product you wish to buy via the links on our site.
(c) You must complete your transaction after clicking directly through to the product page (not via any other third party sites) from the Commission Sharer website and purchases must then be completed immediately and wholly online. If the merchant decides your transaction wasn’t genuine for any reason, or if the merchant decides that your custom, (whether tracked or not), was deemed to have been provided by another website (such as but not limited to a comparison site or a search engine) then your transaction will not be applicable.
(d) If your account is terminated or disabled for any other reason, then your credits will be forfeited and any further transactions which might otherwise become credited to your account will not be deemed to be applicable.
Please note that you can maximise your chances of earning credits over several purchases if you click through to the merchant site from The Commission Sharer directly before each purchase.
We cannot be held responsible if the merchant fails to report your sale to us. Merchants have their own rules upon which they determine transactions to be genuine. These rules may or may not be advertised by ourselves or the merchant and may be discretionary. Whilst we will endeavour to recuperate non-payments from the retailer, the decision of ourselves, the retailer or retailer’s tracking agent is final.
The Commission Sharer reserves the right to reclaim or make balance adjustments accordingly where it has been established that any credit has been applied in error. This will include but is not limited to transactions where the credit is not genuinely due or payment for any credited transaction has not been received from a merchant or its agencies. This can include transactions which are already marked as Rewardable in your account.
3. Reward Claims
Rewards will be issued at your request, via the Reward Claim page. You will be able to request a reward once you have any REWARDABLE credits in your account.
The rewards are as specified on our website; there is a facility to request that other items become available as rewards although offer no guarantee that your request for a different reward will be successful. To ensure you get the correct reward, make sure that you complete the reward claim form correctly. If you require a certain variable, ie. Ipod nano colour, please confirm this in the ‘notes’ part of the form, and subject to availability we will endeavour to supply your option.
4. Dormant Accounts
In order to minimize our administration overhead, or for any other reason, we reserve the right to terminate dormant accounts. In order to keep an account active and ensure it doesn’t get marked as dormant, we do not require purchase transactions, but we do require you simply to log in to your account at least once every 12 months.
5. Modification of Agreement
We may modify any of the terms and conditions contained in this Agreement, at any time and at our sole discretion for any reason. We will post the revised agreement on this website. The new terms will come into effect no later than 30 days after the modification.
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.
www.thecommissionsharer.com is protected by copyright. The site, in whole or in part, is for your personal use only. You may not reproduce, or make available any part of the site, with or without amendments, other than for your own private use. Nor may you reproduce or make available any of the data contained within the site without our express written consent. We reserve all other rights.
You agree to indemnify The Commission Sharer against any loss, liability, claim, demand, damage or expense (including legal fees) that may occur in connection with the use of this site. We take reasonable care and skill to ensure that the data provided on this site is accurate and up to date. However, we give no warranty of the accuracy of any information on the site and do not accept liability for any errors or omissions, neither do we accept liability for any resulting damage or loss.
10. Linking from External Websites
www.thecommissionsharer.com is happy for other websites to link to it; however, it does not permit pages to be loaded into frames on other sites. It does not permit links from any websites that contain material which could be construed as offensive.
11. Links to External Websites
www.thecommissionsharer.com links to many other websites for information and as a service to our users. The external websites are not under our control and we are not responsible for the content of any linked site. By listing or linking to another site, we are not making any kind of endorsement and we accept no liability in respect of the content. We do not guarantee that links will work all of the time and cannot control the availability of the linked pages. If you deem any link inappropriate or offensive, or find any link to not work, then please let us know so that we may remove the link.
12. Un-Authorised Use Of Our Website
If it is found that the TheCommissionSharer website is being tampered with in any way including modification of URLs, posting unauthorised URLs on public media, pages being spidered, automatic scripts or anything deemed by ourselves to be abnormal use then we may terminate your account and any earnings may become forfeit. To protect our merchants, any abuse of an offer may lead to transactions being revoked. Any transactions deemed to be of a suspicious nature may require verification by ourselves and/or the merchants involved, and further information on your transactions may be requested from yourself. For this reason, we may pass on any details which you have provided in communications with the merchant and its agencies. Usernames should not be offensive nor used in any way which may represent any trademarks or brand names. Where this is the case then you will be required to update this to a suitable name.
13. Virus Disclaimer
We take all reasonable effort to test material before placing on our website. In the very unlikely event of any loss, disruption or damage, we cannot be held responsible for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or computer system which may occur whilst using material derived from this website.
The www.thecommissionsharer.com website is provided ‘as is’, without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy. We do not warrant that the functions contained in the material contained in this site will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or represent the full functionality, accuracy, reliability of the materials. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damages whatsoever arising from use or loss of use of, data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of www.thecommissionsharer.com. These terms and conditions shall be governed by the laws of England. Any dispute arising under these terms and conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England. You hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the England courts in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of this website. Use of this web site is unauthorised in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including without limitation this paragraph. If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect.