Affiliate Policy

By applying to become a Katchy Affiliate or Katchy Merchant, you agree to be bound by the following terms of the program.

By registering for the Katchy Affiliate program, you agree to receive occasional emails from us and your Affiliate Team Lead related to the program. We will not share or resell your information, and our Privacy Policy applies.

 

AFFILIATE AGREEMENT

This agreement describes the terms and conditions for participation in the Katchy.com Affiliate Program. The terms "Affiliate," "you," and "your" are referring to you, the applicant. "We" and "our" refer to Katchy.com. We are independent parties and this agreement will not form any partnership.

 

AGREEMENT DURATION

This agreement will begin upon our acceptance of your affiliate application and will end when terminated by either party.

Termination may happen at any time, with or without cause, by giving the other party written notice of termination.

 

MODIFICATION

By posting a Change Notice or a new agreement on this site, 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 are not limited to changes in the scope of available referral fees, fee schedules, payment procedures and Program rules. If any of the modifications are UNACCEPTABLE TO YOU, your only recourse is to terminate this Agreement. If you CONTINUE PARTICIPATION IN THE PROGRAM following the posting of a Change Notice or new agreement, it will be considered as your acceptance of the change.

 

REGISTRATION

To become a Katchy Affiliate, you must submit a complete program application via our Become an Affiliate sign-up form. Upon approval of your application, you will be able to log in to the affiliate portal and receive your unique affiliate code, and start promoting our Merchant products and services that are in the Affiliate Network. Affiliate Network products are labeled with an ‘A’ icon on each individual product image. We may reject your application if we decide (at our sole discretion) that your site is unsuitable for the program. All information submitted must be truthful and accurate. Failure to provide accurate information may result in immediate termination of affiliate’s participation in the program.

 

COMMISSION FEES

As an Affiliate you will receive 10% of the revenue per sale of products from orders placed through your Affiliate Site. Affiliate Team Leads will receive an additional 1% for their sales as well as 1% of the Affiliates that are assigned to their team. For a sale to generate a commission to an Affiliate, the customer must complete the order on our partnering Merchant’s website, and remit full payment for the product ordered. Affiliate commissions will only be paid on sales which are made through qualified Affiliates. After a successful Affiliate sale is made, the commission will display as Pending for 30 days to account for customer returns.  If a return or refund is made by one of our Merchants, commissions will not be paid and the sale will be automatically removed. After 30 days, the commission will display as Approved.  All Approved commissions will be eligible to request payout.  After a commission is paid to the Affiliate PayPal account, the commission will be displayed as Paid. If a customer purchases a product through a Katchy Affiliate link and then is issued a refund by the Merchant within 30 days of purchase, the commission will be removed and the Affiliate will not receive a commission. 
 
            

Merchant referral commissions can only be earned by sharing your unique referral code with a potential Katchy Merchant.  Merchant referral commissions can be earned with the acceptance of the Merchant application by Katchy personnel, and after the Merchant has completed their signup by submitting their Partnership fees through PayPal. After the Merchant Partnership fee is collected, Merchant referral commissions will be displayed as Approved.  After a referral commission is paid to the Affiliate PayPal account, the commission will be displayed as Paid.  Affiliates will earn a one-time commission for each new approved Katchy Merchant based on the table below:

Affiliates                                              Affiliate Team Leads

Basic Plan                            $20 USD                                               $5 USD

Business Plan                     $40 USD                                               $10 USD

Professional Plan             $60 USD                                               $20 USD

Affiliate sales commissions and Merchant referral commissions will be paid by request only.  Affiliates must meet the $100 minimum of commissions in their wallet, have an active PayPal account, and submitted their signed W9 to Katchy before funds can be requested. The Katchy wallet has no monetary value. Any returned checks, chargebacks, or fees from a returned order will be adjusted in the following commission payment. Affiliates must have active Affiliate links on their website or social media. Withdrawal requests that are tied to the Katchy wallet may be submitted for US dollars into the Affiliate PayPal account. After a withdrawal request has been received, funds will normally transfer between 5-10 business days. 

From the moment a customer visits our site via your affiliate URL, a cookie is placed on their computer. This allows us to track the customer even if they don’t immediately make a purchase. They can close their browser and return later to complete the order, and you will still be recognized as the referring affiliate. Our cookies are set with a 30-day duration.

The customer may choose to clear their cookies at any time. This is out of our control. Clearing cookies will remove any tracking, and purchases will no longer be tracked to your affiliate account. The same applies if they use a different web browser or device than originally used to access your referral link.

Once a purchase is made, that customer is linked to your affiliate account. As long as you are the most recent referrer, the purchase of the individual product by that customer will be automatically tied to your affiliate account and will generate the relevant commissions. Once this connection is made, there is no further reliance on cookies.

We use "last click” tracking. This means that if a customer was referred by another affiliate weeks, months or even years ago, but then clicks on your link and makes a new purchase, you will receive commissions for this new order instead of the original referrer. "Last click" tracking is the most common type of tracking, and rewards the most recent marketing and promotional efforts.

Affiliates and Merchants are required to have an active PayPal account to participate in the Katchy Affiliate Network. We are unable to provide commission payouts via check or other forms of payment. We cannot be responsible for any banking fees you may incur by receiving a payment from us.

Affiliates and Merchants are solely responsible for reporting monetary funds or products sent to them to the IRS.

 

GENERATING REFERRALS

In order to be awarded commission for a purchase, you must utilize your unique referral URL, provided within your Katchy dashboard for Merchant referrals and within your browser URL bar for product referrals.

You are permitted to use link cloaking, link tracking or other forms of redirection. However, be aware that some ad networks or social networks do not allow such links to be used.

 

MERCHANT REQUIREMENTS

Merchants will be solely responsible for processing every order placed by a customer on the Affiliate and sub-affiliate sites. Customers who purchase products and services through our Merchants will be deemed to be customers of each individual Merchant. Each Merchant is responsible for all products they carry to be legally responsible to be on an Affiliate Network. Prices and availability of Katchy products and services may vary from time to time. We reserve the right to reject any commission that does not comply with our rules, operating procedures and policies.

Katchy will act as an Affiliate Team Lead under the surname of Chloe Williams on emails, blogs, social media, and select applications that are connected to the Katchy website. Each Merchant will be assigned as an Affiliate automatically under the Affiliate Team Lead of Chloe Williams.

Katchy Merchants should not alter or delete the Affiliate tracking code that is displayed on each order on their Shopify dashboard that was made from a Katchy Affiliate. Altering this code will lead to the removal from the Katchy Affiliate Network and your shop will be removed from Katchy. Merchant commission fees will be automatically collected on the 1st of month from Merchants through PayPal recurring billing.

 

WEBSITE RESTRICTIONS

Katchy reserves the right not to accept any Merchant or Affiliate into the Affiliate Program based on site content. Sites that Do Not Qualify for the Katchy Affiliate Program include sites that are:

X- rated and promotes sexually explicit materials

Promoting violence and discord.

Promoting discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age

Promoting illegal or questionable activities

Violating intellectual property rights

 

PROMOTION

You may use your unique URL within email marketing, online advertising, blogging, social media marketing, video marketing, and other forms of online marketing.

You must not use the Katchy name within your domain name. For example, you may not register a domain name such as http://katchyproducts.com.

Such use of our brand name may cause confusion with customers.

 

MISREPRESENTATION

You must not in any way, attempt to mislead the customer into believing you are the manufacturer or direct supplier of the products.

You must not make any factual claims about the product’s composition, the benefits of using the product, or other significant claims that would influence a purchasing decision, other than those substantiated on our Merchant’s websites.

If your marketing material suggests you are an impartial party, you should include a caveat that explains you are being financially compensated for promoting this product.

You must not represent the product in a negative way, nor make any connections between the product and another organization.

 

BREAKING THESE TERMS

You must act within the terms of any associated platform being used in your marketing activity. (e.g. Facebook, Google, etc).

Any email marketing activity must be conducted in accordance with the CAN-SPAM regulations and/or any local territory guidelines.

Sites that promote violence; promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age; promote illegal activities; attempt to copy and/or assume the creative or business identity of Katchy in any manner; and/or contain any other content that we deem offensive and/or not in alignment with the Katchy brand, are unsuitable for our referral partner program, and if used may be grounds for termination of the referral partner relationship.

If we detect that these terms have been breached for any reason, we reserve the right to cancel your affiliate account and void any unpaid commissions.

 

CANCELING ACCOUNTS

We reserve the right to suspend or delete an affiliate account at our discretion.

Any affiliate accounts that have not made any referrals within a 60-day period and have no outstanding commission to be paid, may be designated as dormant. We reserve the right to delete accounts that have been found to be dormant.

If you wish to close your affiliate account directly, please email us at affiliates@katchy.com.

 

CHANGES TO TERMS & CONDITIONS

We reserve the right to change the terms and conditions of our affiliate program at any time. In the event changes are made to the terms and conditions, affiliates will be notified. If they disagree with the new terms they can cease the affiliate relationship. Continuing to operate as an affiliate under new terms after being notified of the new terms is considered an acceptance of the new terms.

 

SPAM (UCE)

Unsolicited Commercial E-mail - Katchy in no way participates in mass unsolicited e-mailing (i.e. spamming), and all Affiliates are expected to adhere to this policy as well. Violation of this policy will result in the termination of this contract and immediate dismissal from the Katchy Affiliate Program, with no refund.

 

DISCLAIMER

We make no express or implied warranties or representations with respect to the Affiliate Program or your potential to earn income from the Katchy Affiliate Program. In addition, we make no representation that the operation of our site or the Affiliate Sites will be uninterrupted or error-free, and we will not be liable for the consequences of any interruptions or down time.

This Agreement will be governed by the laws of the United States and the District of Columbia, without reference to rules governing choice of laws. Any action relating to this Agreement must be brought in the Federal or State courts located in Atlanta, GA., and you irrevocably consent to the jurisdiction of such courts. You may not assign this Agreement, by operation of law or otherwise, without our prior written consent. Subject to that restriction, this Agreement will be binding on, inure to the benefit of, and enforceable against the parties and their respective successors and assigns. 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.

By applying to be a Katchy Affiliate or Katchy Merchant, you acknowledge that you have read this agreement and agree to all its terms and conditions. You have independently evaluated this program and are not relying on any representation, guarantee, or statement other than as set forth in this agreement.

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