Affiliate Agreement

This agreement is designed with you in mind, as well as to protect CountFast and our customers.

Affiliate Registration

We review and moderate all affiliate registrations, and we appreciate your accurate and honest information. Please note that the review process may take a few days – we know you are eager to join our team of affiliates, and we appreciate your patience!

If you’re approved, awesome! You’ll be given a unique referral ID that you can use to promote CountFast via referral links. Check out your private Affiliate Area for visits and referrals information, creatives, graphs and more!

Commissions

You’ll earn a sweet 15% commission when a customer purchases a product from CountFast using one of your referral links.  If your referrals total more than $5,000 in net sales for the month, you’ll earn 20% on all commissions for the month.  Commission months run the first day of the month through the last day of the month.

We pay out affiliate commissions in USD directly to your payment mehtod in the first week of every month. As we have a 30-day money back guarantee, we only pay commissions that are older than 30 days. The minimum payout balance is $50.00, so you receive a decent chunk of cash when payouts come around. And there’s no maximum payout balance, so go nuts!

In order to receive a payout for your referrals, you must register your payment method with our payouts service.

We do allow referrals to be generated on your own purchases. Occassionally we may offer a promotion that does not allow referrals on your own purchases.  We will make sure this is clearly posted in the affiliate areas.

Detail Summary
  • You must register as an affiliate and be approved
  • You receive 15% on net sales dollars (sales minus returns) during a month up to $5,000 in net sales.  If you refer over $5,000 in net sales, you’ll earn 20% on all sales for that month
  • Sales months run on a calendar month
  • You must register a payment method in your affiliate area to be paid
  • Minimum payout balance of $50.00 with no maximum, paid in USD.
  • Referrals can be earned on your purchases, with some announced exceptions
Referral Cookie Lifetime

When a potential customer clicks on your referral link, a cookie is stored in their browser to track your referral. The cookie is then stored for a generous 30 days to give your referred customers time to decide if they wish to purchase CountFast products or ask us any pre-sale questions they may have.

A referral won’t be awarded if:

  1. The customer uses a different browser to purchase than the one they originally used to visit our site (because the cookie does not exist in that browser)
  2. The customer purchases after 30 days (because the cookie will expire).
Direct Link Tracking

We use Direct Link Tracking , so you can skip the referral link (e.g. ?ref=123 or /ref/123) when you link to our site from your https:// website. You can submit a direct link to your own website in the Settings tab of your Affiliate Area. We’ll review your direct link submission, and when it’s approved you’ll no longer need to use a referral link when linking to CountFast.om directly from your site! Awesome!

Note: Direct Link Tracking is only available if your site has an SSL certificate, and therefore the https:// protocol. We will only approve websites that are 100% owned by you.

Refunded purchases

Referrals older than 30 days and in good standing (i.e. the purchase has not been refunded) will be included with each commission payout (if the commission balance totals $50.00 or over). If a purchase is refunded, a commission won’t be paid out for that referral.

We reserve the right to reject affiliate commissions for any reason. Commission rejections may occur for the following reasons:

  1. The sale that the referral was based on was refunded
  2. The method by which the referral was generated was in violation of our promotional policies (see below) or violated the spirit of the Affiliate Agreement.
Affiliate news and updates

By becoming an affiliate you agree to receive emails from CountFast. These emails will be sent to affiliates only, on an ad-hoc basis, and may include important information regarding the CountFast affiliate program. These emails will also provide you with relevant news and updates to help you effectively promote CountFast. As an affiliate you may be privy to embargoed or time-sensitive information in these emails (this information may only be promoted after an embargo is lifted). And we won’t spam you, ever – promise!

Affiliate application rejection

We reserve the right to reject affiliate applications for any reason. We also reserve the right to choose whether we provide an explanation or reasoning for affiliate application rejection. Below are just a few reasons why an application may be rejected (this is not an exhaustive list):

  • Affiliate applications for websites that sell, advertise or engage in pornography, phishing scams, spamming, illegal business practices, or that include any material infringing on National or International Copyright will be rejected.
  • Affiliate applications for websites that we do not believe are aligned with our industry or business may be rejected.
  • Websites considered inappropriate by CountFast will be rejected.
Inappropriate websites:

The following types of sites are not permitted to become an affiliate: adult sites, sites that display adult material or banners, sites that promote violence, hatred or bigotry, sites that promote or engage in illegal activity, including (but not limited to), hacking, cracking, nulled, and warez sites. Affiliate applications for inappropriate websites will be rejected, and we reserve the right to choose whether or not to provide a rejection reason.

Questions regarding your application

When you apply to become an affiliate we may email you at the email address you have supplied with some questions regarding your application. This may be because:

  • We didn’t understand something in your application, or,
  • We’d like to learn a bit more about how you will promote CountFast and need a little more detail.

If we reach out to you and we haven’t heard back within 7 days, your application may be rejected. If your initial application is rejected, you are welcome to reapply to become an affiliate and provide us with more detail for reconsideration.

Dormant affiliate accounts

Please don’t leave us! We encourage all of our affiliates to actively promote CountFast to keep earning referrals. If we can help you come up with ideas on how to promote CountFast, please let us know – we’re here for you! An affiliate account is considered dormant if no visits have been generated after a 6-month period. A dormant affiliate account will be temporarily deactivated if no visits have been generated after 6 months. But we don’t even want to go there right now, right?! Let’s work together to help you start earning some cash!

Allowed and super cool promotional methods

How you promote CountFast is reflected in the commission you earn! We encourage the use of promotional methods that add value to CountFast and bring us legitimate, loyal customers. We love it when our team of affiliates blog about math, education, family engagement, teacher resources and more.  That’s one of the best ways to promote CountFast.

Here are a few examples of awesome promotional methods to earn more commission:

  • Tell clients, customers or friends about CountFast, and give them your affiliate referral link
  • Write a review or a blog post about a topic related to CountFast, promote CountFast and link to our site with your referral link
  • Reach out to a broad audience with your social network accounts. Tweet about us on Twitter with your affiliate referral link, post about us on Facebook with your affiliate link, or communicate to your Linkedin followers about affiliate marketing with your affiliate link. Spam-free promotion is a great way to get more referrals!
  • Provide value to others by answering related questions on other sites with helpful responses, and using your referral link in your replies.
Prohibited and super uncool promotional methods

We love and back our product 100%, and we are very careful with how it’s promoted, so we want affiliates who are 100% behind us too! The prohibited promotional methods listed below aren’t meant to scare you off – they’re here to protect you, and us, and our customers from any freaky or fraudulent activity, which is something we take pretty seriously. We know you’ll understand. 🙂 But here they are in writing just in case you’re not totally sure what is and what isn’t allowed.

  • CountFast may not be promoted on coupon sites by affiliates
    Customers who are searching for a coupon are already in the market for CountFast, so this method adds no value to CountFast.
  • Paid advertising using your affiliate link is prohibited

Buying ads through services like Google AdWords, social ads, or retargeting ads and using our brand keywords and your affiliate link will result in affiliate account deactivation.

  • Any type of spam is prohibited
    Links, ads, emails, comments… any type of spam. Please respect the posting rules of any 3rd-party websites you use to promote CountFast. P.S. This is not an exhaustive list of spam methods; if we decide that your activity is spam, it’s spam.
  • Any illegal activity or activity deemed offensive by us is prohibited
    This may result in referrals being rejected and/or your affiliate account being deactivated. See above for allowed and super cool promotional methods!
  • We’re flattered, but please don’t pretend to be professionally associated with CountFast
    Affiliates aren’t employees of CountFast or MindWorks, LLC and have no employee rights.
  • Pretending to actually be CountFast is prohibited
    Cloning our site, copying our site, using our copyrighted site assets, and pretending that a site created by you is an official CountFast site is unethical and prohibited (this includes using services that automatically clone websites, or place them into iframes).
  • Again, false promotion to customers that you are endorsed or operated by CountFast is prohibited (and super uncool).

If you’re unsure or concerned that some activity you’re about to proceed with may be considered prohibited, please ask us. 🙂

Consequences of not-cool promotional methods

If your promotional methods step outside of these terms, your referrals may be rejected and we may disable your affiliate account. We reserve the right to do this and may or may not notify you in the instance that this occurs. Please use allowed promotional methods, and help us to help you succeed as an affiliate!

 

The important stuff

By accepting these terms and conditions you are providing your nonlegal agreement to abide by them. By registering and being approved as an affiliate in our affiliate program you agree that your commissions are subject to approval before they are accepted and subsequently paid.

The affiliate relationship does not represent a professional or formal agreement, and as an affiliate you are not an employee of MindWorks, LLC.  You agree that this is not a legally binding relationship and as a result may not take legal action against MindWorks, LLC. These affiliate terms and conditions are subject to change without notice.

Phew! Sound good? Great! Thanks for taking the time to read through these T’s and C’s and for agreeing to them. We can’t wait to have you on board!

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