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Affiliate Agreement

InvitationBox.com Affiliate Agreement

Please read this Affiliate Program Agreement (the "Agreement") carefully before submitting your application ("Application") for participation in the InvitationBox.com Affiliate Program (the "Affiliate Program"). This agreement is a binding contract between the individual submitting the Application or the entity on whose behalf the Application is being submitted ("you" and "your") and ("InvitationBox.com "). By submitting the Application, you hereby accept and agree to all of the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement. The Agreement shall be effective only upon InvitationBox.comís acceptance of your Application, and your participation as, an affiliate in the InvitationBox.com Affiliate Program. By submitting an enrollment Application to InvitationBox.com, you certify that you have read and agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

RECITALS

WHEREAS, InvitationBox.com has established an Affiliate Program for the purpose of (i) allowing affiliates to advertise and promote InvitationBox.com products on their web sites, (ii) establishing links from affiliates' sites to InvitationBox.comís website for the purpose of allowing users of affiliate sites to purchase products from InvitationBox.com and

WHEREAS, you desire to be accepted by InvitationBox.com as an affiliate in the Affiliate Program, and to advertise and promote InvitationBox.com products on your web site and to allow users of your site to link to InvitationBox.com site for the purpose of purchasing InvitationBox.com products, among other things;

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the covenants and premises contained herein, the parties agree as follows:

Incorporation of Preamble and Recitals.
The above preamble and recitals are incorporated by reference in, and made part of, this Agreement.

Enrollment in the Affiliate Program
To enroll in the Affiliate Program, you must submit a complete Affiliate Program Application, which is found on InvitationBox.com website at www.invitationbox.com. InvitationBox.com will evaluate your application and will notify you via the e-mail address listed in your Application of its acceptance or rejection of you as an affiliate. InvitationBox.com may reject your application for any reason or for no reason in its sole discretion. InvitationBox.com will reject your application if it determines, in its sole discretion, that your site includes anything that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, defamatory, obscene, harassing, discriminatory, or otherwise objectionable. If InvitationBox.com rejects your application, you may reapply for participation in the Affiliate Program at any time.

Spyware
We will refuse all applications or signups from affiliates which we believe participate in spyware, adware or parasiteware techniques for driving traffic. We reserve the right to research and investigate affiliates and their activities and, at our own discretion, determine whether or not these practices are in place. Affiliates found in violation of this policy will be immediately terminated from the program and will forfeit all commissions.

Links
As an affiliate, InvitationBox.com will make available to you, via the Shareasale.com site, a variety of graphic and textual images (the "Images") that serve to identify your site as a member of the Affiliate Program and will establish links from your site to www.invitationbox.com (the "Links"). You may, subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, display Links as often and in as many areas on your site as you desire. You shall cooperate fully with InvitationBox.com in establishing and maintaining Links. You may display in your site only those Images provided to you by InvitationBox.com. InvitationBox.com may discontinue use of or replace Images at any time and from time to time in its sole discretion. Upon request, you shall remove any Image from your site and replace it with a new Image provided by InvitationBox.com. All Links must be displayed prominently in relevant sections of your site. Links may be modified or expanded from time to time upon agreement between you and InvitationBox.com, however, the banner link code cannot at any time be modified by the affiliate, doing so will not allow proper reporting of traffic sent through such banner link code. Each Link connecting users of your site to an area of www.invitationbox.com will in no way alter the look, feel, or functionality of www.invitationbox.com. InvitationBox.com may monitor your site at any time and from time to time to determine if you are in compliance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

InvitationBox.com Obligations
InvitationBox.com shall be responsible for providing all information necessary to allow you to make appropriate Links from your site to www.invitationbox.com . InvitationBox.com shall (i) process all orders (which includes order entry, payment processing, shipping, handling cancellations and returns, and related customer service) from users who link from your site, (ii) track the volume and amount of sales generated by Links from your site, and (iii) provide information to affiliates regarding sales statistics.

Affiliate's Obligations
  1. You will be solely responsible for the development, operation and maintenance of your site and for all materials that appear on your site, including, without limitation: the technical operation of your site and all related equipment; the accuracy and appropriateness of materials posted on your site; ensuring that materials posted on your site do not violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party (including, but not limited to, copyrights, trademarks, privacy, or other personal or proprietary rights); ensuring that materials posted on your site are not libelous, defamatory, misleading, false or deceptive or otherwise illegal; ensuring that your site and your business practices do not include any of the activities of unsuitable sites listed in Section 2 above.
  2. You agree to keep your Application updated with current and accurate information.
  3. You agree to pay and be responsible for all costs and expenses you may incur in connection with the Affiliate Program or your performance under this Agreement.
  4. InvitationBox.com is not obligated to make any representations, warranties or other statements concerning you, your site, any of your products or services, or your site policies.
Contests and Promotions
As an affiliate, provided you perform in accordance with this Agreement, you shall be entitled to participate in and promote on your site special promotions InvitationBox.com may offer, and, in connection therewith, such promotions shall be available to users of your site.

Commissions
InvitationBox.com shall pay you up to 8% commission for the purchase of invitations, stationery, gifts or other products available at InvitationBox.com made by users of your site who link to www.invitationbox.com (a "Qualifying Purchase"). No commissions shall be paid for product that is returned for any reason or for which InvitationBox.com is unable to collect the purchase price of the product. Commissions will be paid only on orders received during the term of this Agreement. Affiliates will be paid the respective commission amount depending on their order performance through the calendar year.

Commission Payment
Shareasale.com handles all commission payments. Please visit Shareasale.com for more information regarding minimum payouts and timing of payments.

Reports of Sales
You will be given a password and shall have the ability to enter a password-protected site to receive your sales statistics.

Policies and Pricing
  1. Users who buy InvitationBox.com products through the Affiliate Program are customers of InvitationBox.com. Accordingly, all of InvitationBox.com policies (including prices and pricing policies), and operating procedures concerning customer orders, customer service, and product sales shall apply. InvitationBox.com may change its policies and operating procedures at any time. InvitationBox.com reserves the right to change prices of products at any time and from time to time. Except as may be permitted by InvitationBox.com you may not include price information in your product descriptions.
  2. You understand and agree that InvitationBox.com shall be the sole owner of any and all data and information InvitationBox.com (or its representatives) obtains or gathers from, or in connection with, end users visiting or transacting business on the InvitationBox.com site or otherwise transacting business with InvitationBox.com, including without limitation, all transaction, usage and preference data.
Publicity
You shall not create, publish, distribute, or permit any written material that makes reference to InvitationBox.com or the Affiliate Program without first submitting such material to InvitationBox.com and receiving its written consent.

Licenses and Use of the www.invitationbox.com Logos and Trademarks
  1. InvitationBox.com grants you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable right to (i) access www.invitationbox.com through the Links solely in accordance with the terms of this Agreement, and (ii) solely in connection with such Links, to use the www.invitationbox.com trademark and logo and similar identifying material relating to InvitationBox.com (but only in the form(s) that they appear on InvitationBox.com Shareasale.com pages) (collectively, the "Licensed Materials"), for the sole purpose of promoting InvitationBox.com products on your site. You may not copy, except as expressly set forth in this Agreement, distribute, alter, modify, reverse engineer, or create derivative works from the Licensed Materials. InvitationBox.com may revoke your license at any time by giving you written notice. Any goodwill arising out of your use of the Licensed Materials shall inure to the benefit of InvitationBox.com only.
  2. You shall not make any specific use of any Licensed Materials for purposes other than promoting InvitationBox.com products on your site. You agree not to use the Licensed Materials in a manner that is misleading or deceptive or disparages InvitationBox.com, its site, the Affiliate Program or InvitationBox.com products or services or that otherwise portrays InvitationBox.com, in its discretion, in a negative light. InvitationBox.com reserves all rights in the Licensed Materials. At no time during the Term or thereafter will you challenge, or assist others in challenging, the validity of the InvitationBox.com Licensed Materials or the registration thereof or attempt to register any confusingly similar trademarks, service marks, logos, trade names or domain names. Except for the limited license set forth above in Subsection (a) of this Section 12, no license or other rights to the InvitationBox.com Licensed Materials will be deemed granted to you hereunder or in connection with the Affiliate Program, by implication, estoppel or otherwise.
  3. You grant to InvitationBox.com a non-exclusive license to use your names, titles, logos, and trademarks (the "Affiliate Trademarks"), to advertise, market, promote, and publicize in any manner your participation in the Affiliate Program, and/or InvitationBox.com rights hereunder. Notwithstanding the foregoing, InvitationBox.com is not obligated to advertise, market, promote, or publicize your participation in the Affiliate Program, the existence of the Affiliate Program, or any other aspect of the Affiliate Program.
  4. The licenses granted hereunder shall run concurrently with the term of this Agreement.

Obligations Regarding Your Site
You, at your sole cost and expense, shall develop, operate, and maintain your site and all materials that appear on your site, which development, operation and maintenance shall include, without limitation, technical operation of your site and all related equipment; creating and posting product reviews, descriptions, and references on your site and linking those descriptions to www.invitationbox.com; assuring the accuracy and propriety of all materials and information posted on your site; ensuring that materials posted on your site do not violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party and are not libelous or otherwise illegal, and all other actions necessary to operate and maintain your site.

Term and Termination
The term of this Agreement will begin as of the date InvitationBox.com notifies you that InvitationBox.com has accepted you as an affiliate and will end when terminated by either party. Either you or InvitationBox.com may terminate this Agreement at any time, with or without cause, by giving the other party written notice of termination.

Modification
InvitationBox.com may modify any of the terms and conditions contained in this Agreement at any time in its discretion. You will be notified of any changes via email by a change notice. If you do not agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of any modification to this Agreement, you may terminate this Agreement by giving written notice to InvitationBox.com. Your continued participation in the Affiliate Program following any notice of a modification of this Agreement shall constitute your binding acceptance of the Agreement as modified.

Relationship of Parties
You and InvitationBox.com are independent contractors, and nothing in this Agreement shall be construed to create any partnership, joint venture, agency, franchise, sales representative, or employment relationship between the parties. You have no authority to make or accept any offers or representations on behalf of InvitationBox.com. You may not make any statement, whether on your site or otherwise, that contradicts anything contained in this Section.

Disclaimers
InvitationBox.com makes no express or implied warranties or representations with respect to the Affiliate Program, www.invitationbox.com, or any InvitationBox.com products sold through the Affiliate Program, including, without limitation, warranties of fitness, merchantability, non-infringement, or any implied warranties arising out of course of performance, dealing, or trade usage. InvitationBox.com makes no representation that the operation of www.invitationbox.com will be uninterrupted or error free, and InvitationBox.com shall not be liable for the consequences of any interruptions or errors.

Representations and Warranties
You hereby represent and warrant that:
  1. This Agreement has been duly and validly executed and delivered by you and constitutes your legal, valid, and binding obligation, enforceable against you in accordance with its terms.
  2. The execution, delivery, and performance by you of this Agreement and the consummation by you of the transactions contemplated hereby will not, with or without the giving of notice, the lapse of time, or both, conflict with or violate (i) any provision of law, rule, or regulation to which you are subject, (ii) any order, judgment, or decree applicable to you or binding upon your assets or properties, (iii) any provision of your by-laws or certificate of incorporation, or (iv) any agreement or other instrument applicable to you or binding upon your assets or properties.
  3. You are the sole and exclusive owner of the Affiliate Trademarks and have the right and power to grant licenses to use your trademarks in the manner contemplated herein, and such grant does not and will not (i) breach, conflict with, or constitute a default under any agreement or other instrument applicable to you or binding upon your assets or properties, or (ii) infringe upon any trademark, trade name, service mark, copyright, or other proprietary right of any other person or entity.
  4. No consent, approval, or authorization of, or exemption by, or filing with, any governmental authority or any third party is required to be obtained or made by you in connection with the execution, delivery, and performance of this Agreement or the taking by you of any other action contemplated hereby.
  5. There is no pending or, to the best of your knowledge, threatened claim, action, or proceeding against you, or any affiliate of yours, with respect to the execution, delivery, or consummation of this Agreement, or with respect to the Affiliate Trademarks, and, to the best of your knowledge, there is no basis for any such claim, action, or proceeding.

Confidentiality

Limitation of Liability
INVITATIONBOX.COM SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR ANY LOSS OF REVENUE, PROFITS, OR DATA, ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT OR THE AFFILIATE PROGRAM, EVEN IF ITS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. YOUR SOLE REMEDY AVAILABLE WITH RESPECT TO THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY BREACH BY INVITATIONBOX.COM HEREOF SHALL BE TO TERMINATE THIS AGREEMENT.

Indemnification
You shall indemnify and hold harmless InvitationBox.com and its subsidiaries and affiliates, and their directors, officers, employees, agents, shareholders, partners, members, and other owners, against any and all claims, actions, demands, liabilities, losses, damages, judgments, settlements, costs, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees) (any or all of the foregoing hereinafter referred to as "Losses") insofar as such Losses (or actions in respect thereof) arise out of or are based on (i) any claim that InvitationBox.com use of the Affiliate Trademarks infringes any trademark, trade name, service mark, copyright, license, intellectual property, or other proprietary right of any third party, (ii) any misrepresentation of a representation or warranty or breach of a covenant and agreement made by you herein, or (iii) any claim related to your site, including, without limitation, content therein not attributable to InvitationBox.com .

InvitationBox.com shall indemnify you against Losses that arise out of any claim that your use of the Images provided to you by InvitationBox.com infringe any rights of a third party; provided that the Images have not been modified by anyone other than InvitationBox.com.

Independent Investigation
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ THIS AGREEMENT AND AGREE TO ALL ITS TERMS AND CONDITIONS. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT INVITATIONBOX.COM MAY AT ANY TIME (DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY) SOLICIT POTENTIAL AFFILIATES ON TERMS THAT MAY DIFFER FROM THOSE CONTAINED IN THIS AGREEMENT OR OPERATE WEB SITES THAT ARE SIMILAR TO OR COMPETE WITH YOUR WEB SITE. YOU HAVE INDEPENDENTLY EVALUATED THE DESIRABILITY OF PARTICIPATING IN THE AFFILIATE PROGRAM AND ARE NOT RELYING ON ANY REPRESENTATION, GUARANTY, OR STATEMENT OTHER THAN AS SET FORTH IN THIS AGREEMENT.

Governing Law
This Agreement will be governed by the laws of the United States and the State of North Carolina, 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 The State of North Carolina, and you irrevocably consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts.

Miscellaneous
You may not assign this Agreement, by operation of law or otherwise, without the prior written consent of InvitationBox.com. Subject to that restriction, this Agreement will be binding on, inure to the benefit of, and be enforceable against the parties and their respective successors and assigns. This Agreement contains the complete understanding between the parties pertaining to the subject matter hereof. InvitationBox.com failure to enforce strict performance of any provision of this Agreement will not constitute a waiver of its right to subsequently enforce such a provision or any other provision of this Agreement. Should any one or more provisions of this Agreement be determined illegal or unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction, all other provisions shall remain effective.

Notices
All notices required under this Agreement shall be sent via United States mail, postage prepaid, addressed to the parties at the following addresses:
If to InvitationBox.com:
c/o L & S Retail Ventures, Inc.
225 James Jackson Avenue
Cary, NC 27513
If to Affiliate: The address as set forth in the Affiliate Program Application.