Affiliate Terms & Conditions

ASTR Institute affiliate program is free and enables members to earn revenue by placing a link or links on their web site which advertises ASTR Institute or specific products on it. Any sales made to customers who have clicked on those links will earn the affiliate commission. The standard commission rate is currently 25%.

This agreement describes the terms and conditions for participation in the ASTR Institute affiliate program. In this agreement, the term “Affiliate” refers to you (the applicant). In this agreement, “ASTR Institute” refers to ASTR Institute, a California Corporation, with whom you are entering this agreement. By applying to the ASTR Institute affiliate program you are confirming that you have read the agreement 

Commissions

For a sale to generate a commission to an Affiliate, the customer must complete the order form and remit full payment for the product. Commissions will only be paid on sales that are made when the customer clicks through qualified, correctly structured Affiliate links. Properly coded links are the sole responsibility of the affiliate. Commissions can be viewed on the Affiliate Dashboard.If the Affiliate is on a recurring payment schedule, they will continue to accumulate commissions for each paid transaction by the customer for as long as the customer remains a paying customer. For Affiliates participating in the recurring program, commissions will also accumulate for plan upgrades and adding users.

Payment

An Affiliate can request a payment when their balance reaches a minimum balance of $25 USD. Payments can be requested every 30 days. Payment processing can take up to 30 days from the request date. Payments will generally be paid out via PayPal.

Refunds

In the event a customer requests a refund for a transaction for which the Affiliate has earned commissions, any commissions earned on the refund amount will be deducted from the Affiliate’s balance.

Usage and Obligations

Affiliates are permitted to use the ASTR Institute brand and marketing resources available in the Affiliates section of the ASTR Institute application or ASTR website. Logos and other assets cannot be modified. The Affiliate does not gain any trademark, copyright or any other rights to these materials.The Affiliate will never imply that they are acting on behalf of ASTR institute and will never advertise ASTR institute directly. The Affiliate will never bid for advertisements that compete with ASTR institute.The Affiliate will never represent themselves, ASTR institute or their relationship with ASTR institute in a false or misleading way.The Affiliate will not engage in the distribution of an unsolicited bulk email (spam) mentioning or referencing ASTR institute.

Term and Termination

Either party has the right to terminate the agreement immediately without prior notice.If the Affiliate terminates the agreement, no further commissions from ASTR institute will be paid for any past or future customer transactions.If  ASTR institute chooses to terminate the agreement, any balance greater than $25 USD will be paid to the affiliate within 60 days of termination. Balances that are smaller than $25 will be forfeited.

If the Affiliate is on a recurring program, ASTR institute will not be obligated for any future payments after termination.Your affiliate application and status in the Program may be suspended or terminated for any of the following reasons:Inappropriate advertisements (false claims, misleading hyperlinks, etc.).Spamming (mass email, mass newsgroup posting, etc.).Advertising on sites containing or promoting illegal activities.Failure to disclose the affiliate relationship for any promotion that qualifies as an endorsement under existing Federal Trade Commission guidelines and regulations, or any applicable state laws.Violation of intellectual property rights.

ASTR institute reserves the right to require license agreements from those who employ trademarks of ASTR institute in order to protect our intellectual property rights.Offering rebates, coupons, or other form of promised kick-backs from your affiliate commission as an incentive. Adding bonuses or bundling other products with ASTR institute, however, is acceptable.Self referrals, fraudulent transactions, suspected Affiliate fraud.In addition to the foregoing, ASTR institute reserves the right to terminate any Affiliate account at any time, for any violations of this Agreement or no reason.

Governing Law

This Agreement shall be governed, construed, and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without regard to its conflict of laws rules.

Arbitration

All claims and disputes arising under or relating to this Agreement are to be settled by binding arbitration in the State of California. An award of arbitration may be confirmed in a court of competent jurisdiction.

Modification

We may modify any of the terms and conditions within this Agreement at any time and at our sole discretion. These modifications may include, but not limited to changes in the scope of available commissions, commission schedules, payment procedures and Affiliate Program rules.