Kstory Affiliate Program Agreement
Dated: Jan 1, 2022
Welcome to Kstory’s affiliate program page for associates (the "Associates Site" ), where you can manage your affiliate marketing relationship with the relevant Kstory entities as set forth in Schedule 1 (“Kstory” or “us” or similar terms).
Any person or entity that participates or attempts to participate in our associate marketing program (the “Associates Program” and such person or entity, “you”, or an “Associate” ) must accept this Kstory Affiliate Program Agreement (this “Agreement”) without change. By registering for or using the Associates Site, you agree to this Agreement, including the program policies (defined in Section 12), which are incorporated by reference (for example, our Associates Program Participation Requirements, Associates Program IP License, and Associates Program Trademark Guidelines, etc.). Please read them carefully.
This document is an electronic record in terms of Information Technology Act, 2000 and rules there under as applicable and the amended provisions pertaining to electronic records in various statutes as amended by the Information Technology Act, 2000. This electronic record is generated by a computer system and does not require any physical or digital signatures.
DESCRIPTION OF THE ASSOCIATES PROGRAM:
The Associates Program permits you to monetize your website, social media user-generated content, or online software application (referred to here as your "Site" ), by placing on your Site- links to a Kstory website in Schedule 1, if applicable for the location, any other site which is included in this Agreement (each "Kstory Site" ). The links must properly use the special "tagged" link formats we provide and comply with this Agreement (“Special Links" );
When our customers click through the Special Links to purchase an item sold or services offered on the Kstory Site or take other actions, you can receive program fees for qualifying purchases, as further described in (and subject to the limitations in) the Associates Program Fee Statement. In order to facilitate your advertisement of these items or services, we may make available to you data, images, text, link formats, widgets, links, marketing content, and other linking tools, application program interfaces, and other information in connection with the Associates Program (“Program Content" ). Program Content specifically excludes any data, images, text, or other information or content relating to product offerings on any site other than the Kstory Site.
ASSOCIATES PROGRAM COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS:
You must comply with this Agreement to participate in the Associates Program and receive fees in the form of commission as specified in Schedule 5.
You must promptly provide us with any information that we request to verify your compliance with this Agreement. If you violate this Agreement, or if you violate terms and conditions of any other applicable Kstory marketing program, then, in addition to any other rights or remedies available to us, we reserve the right to permanently withhold (and you agree you will not be eligible to receive) any and all commission otherwise payable to you under this Agreement, whether or not directly related to such violation without further notice and without prejudice of any right of Kstory to recover damages in excess of this amount.
Our customers are not, by virtue of your participation in the Associates Program, your customers. As between you apply to those customers and may be changed at any time. You will not handle or addrand us, all pricing, terms of sale, rules, policies, and operating procedures concerning customer orders, customer service, and product sales set forth on the Kstory Site willess any contacts with any of our customers, and, if contacted by any of our customers for a matter relating to interaction with an Kstory Site, you will state that those customers must follow contact directions on that Kstory Site to address customer service issues.
You represent, warrant, and covenant that (a) you will participate in the Associates Program and create, maintain, and operate your Site in accordance with this Agreement, (b) neither your participation in the Associates Program nor your creation, maintenance, or operation of your Site will violate any applicable laws, ordinances, rules, regulations, orders, licenses, permits, guidelines, codes of practice, industry standards, self-regulatory rules, judgments, decisions, or other requirements of any governmental authority that has jurisdiction over you (including all such rules governing communications, data protection, advertising, and marketing), (c) you are lawfully able to enter into contracts (e.g. you are not a minor or otherwise legally prevented from contracting), (d) you have independently evaluated the desirability of participating in the Associates Program and are not relying on any representation, guarantee, or statement other than as expressly set forth in this Agreement, (e) you will not participate in the Associates Program or use any other Service Offerings if you are the subject of U.S. sanctions or of sanctions consistent with U.S. law imposed by the governments of the country where you are using any Service Offering; (f) you will comply with all export and re-export restrictions that may apply to goods, software, technology and services, and (g) the information you provide in connection with the Associates Program is accurate and complete at all times.
We do not make any representation, warranty, or covenant regarding the amount of traffic you can expect at any time in connection with the Associates Program, and we will not be liable for any actions you undertake based on your expectations.
IDENTIFYING YOURSELF AS AN ASSOCIATE:
You must clearly state the following, or any substantially similar statement previously allowed under this Agreement, on your Site or any other location where Kstory may authorize your display or other use of Program Content: “As a Kstory Associate I earn from qualifying purchases”. Except for this disclosure, you will not make any public communication with respect to this Agreement or your participation in the Associates Program without our advance written permission. You will not misrepresent or embellish our relationship with you (including by expressing or implying that we support, sponsor, or endorse you), or express or imply any affiliation between us and you or any other person or entity except as expressly permitted by this Agreement.
TERM AND TERMINATION:
The term of this Agreement is of six months which will begin upon your registration for or use of the Associates Site. Upon completion of the term, your performance will be reviewed on six months basis, if your review reports are positive then your association with us will be continued for another period of six months else it stands terminated without issuing any notice to that effect.
We may terminate this Agreement at any time, with or without cause (automatically and without recourse to the courts, if permitted under applicable law), by giving the other party written notice of termination provided that the effective date of such termination will be 7 calendar days from the date notice is provided.
In addition, we may terminate this Agreement immediately at any time upon written notice to you for Cause. “Cause” means any of the following: (a) you are in material breach of this Agreement or you are in minor breach of this Agreement but you do not remedy it within 7 days; (b) we believe that we may face potential claims or liability in connection with your participation in the Associates Program; (c) we believe that our brand or reputation may be tarnished by you or in connection with your participation in the Associates Program; (d) we believe that we are or may become subject to tax collection requirements in connection with this Agreement or the activities performed by either party under this Agreement; (e) we have previously terminated this Agreement with respect to you or other persons that we determine are affiliated with you or acting in concert with you for any reason, or (f) we have terminated the Associates Program as we generally make it available to participants. For the avoidance of doubt and without limitation for purposes of the foregoing subsection (a) any violation of Section 5 and as specified in the Program Policies will be deemed a material breach of this Agreement.
We may hold accrued unpaid commission for a reasonable period of time following termination to ensure that the correct amount is paid (for example, to account for any cancelations or returns).
Upon any termination of this Agreement, all rights and obligations of the parties will be extinguished, including any and all licenses granted in connection with this Agreement, except that the rights and obligations of the parties under Sections 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, and 11 of this Agreement and as specified in the Program Policies, together with any payable but unpaid payment obligations under this Agreement, will survive the termination of this Agreement. No termination of this Agreement will relieve either party for any liability for any breach of, or liability accruing under, this Agreement prior to termination.
THE ASSOCIATES PROGRAM, THE KSTORY SITES, ANY PRODUCTS AND SERVICES OFFERED ON THE KSTORY SITES, ANY SPECIAL LINKS, LINK FORMATS, CONTENT, THE PRODUCT ADVERTISING API, DATA FEED, PRODUCT ADVERTISING CONTENT, OUR AND OUR AFFILIATES DOMAIN NAMES, TRADEMARKS AND LOGOS (INCLUDING THE KSTORY MARKS), AND ALL TECHNOLOGY, SOFTWARE, FUNCTIONS, MATERIALS, DATA, IMAGES, TEXT, AND OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS, INFORMATION AND CONTENT PROVIDED OR USED BY OR ON BEHALF OF US OR OUR AFFILIATES OR LICENSORS IN CONNECTION WITH THE ASSOCIATES PROGRAM (COLLECTIVELY THE “SERVICE OFFERINGS” ) ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE”. NEITHER WE NOR ANY OF OUR AFFILIATES OR LICENSORS MAKE ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICE OFFERINGS. WE AND OUR AFFILIATES AND LICENSORS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICE OFFERINGS, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT AND ANY WARRANTIES ARISING OUT OF ANY LAW, CUSTOM, COURSE OF DEALING, PERFORMANCE OR TRADE USAGE. WE MAY DISCONTINUE ANY SERVICE OFFERING, OR MAY CHANGE THE NATURE, FEATURES, FUNCTIONS, SCOPE, OR OPERATION OF ANY SERVICE OFFERING, AT ANY TIME AND FROM TIME TO TIME. NEITHER WE NOR ANY OF OUR AFFILIATES OR LICENSORS WARRANT THAT THE SERVICE OFFERINGS WILL CONTINUE TO BE PROVIDED, WILL FUNCTION AS DESCRIBED, CONSISTENTLY OR IN ANY PARTICULAR MANNER, OR WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ACCURATE, ERROR FREE, OR FREE OF HARMFUL COMPONENTS. NEITHER WE NOR ANY OF OUR AFFILIATES OR LICENSORS WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR (A) ANY ERRORS, INACCURACIES, VIRUSES, MALICIOUS SOFTWARE OR SERVICE INTERRUPTIONS, INCLUDING POWER OUTAGES OR SYSTEM FAILURES OR (B) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF, OR DELETION, DESTRUCTION, DAMAGE, OR LOSS OF, YOUR SITE OR ANY DATA, IMAGES, TEXT, OR OTHER INFORMATION OR CONTENT. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION OBTAINED BY YOU FROM US OR FROM ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY OR THROUGH THE SERVICE OFFERINGS WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THIS AGREEMENT. FURTHER, NEITHER WE NOR ANY OF OUR AFFILIATES OR LICENSORS WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY COMPENSATION, REIMBURSEMENT, OR DAMAGES ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH (C) ANY LOSS OF PROSPECTIVE PROFITS OR REVENUE, ANTICIPATED SALES, GOODWILL, OR OTHER BENEFITS, (D) ANY INVESTMENTS, EXPENDITURES, OR COMMITMENTS BY YOU IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE ASSOCIATES PROGRAM, OR (E) ANY TERMINATION OR SUSPENSION OF YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE ASSOCIATES PROGRAM. NOTHING IN THIS PARAGRAPH WILL OPERATE TO EXCLUDE OR LIMIT WARRANTIES, LIABILITIES, OR REPRESENTATIONS THAT CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.
LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY:
Neither we nor any of our Affiliates or Licensors will be liable for indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or exemplary damages (including any loss of revenue, profits, goodwill, use or data) arising in connection with the service offerings, even if we have been advised of the possibility of those damages. Further, our aggregate liability arising in connection with the service offerings will not exceed the total fees paid or payable to you under this agreement in the twelve months immediately preceding the date on which the event giving rise to the most recent claim of liability occurred. You hereby waive any right or remedy in equity, including the right to seek specific performance, injunctive or other equitable relief in connection with this agreement. Nothing in this paragraph will operate to limit liabilities that cannot be limited under applicable law.
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, we will have no liability for any matter directly or indirectly relating to the creation, maintenance, or operation of your site (including your use of any service offering) or your violation of this agreement, and you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold us, our affiliates and licensors, and our and their respective employees, officers, directors, and representatives, harmless from and against all claims, damages, losses, liabilities, costs, and expenses (including attorneys’ fees) relating to (a) your site or any materials that appear on your site, including the combination of your site or those materials with other applications, content, or processes, (b) the use, development, design, manufacture, production, advertising, promotion, or marketing of your site or any materials that appear on or within your site, (c) your use of any service offering, whether or not such use is authorized by or violates this agreement or applicable law, (d) your violation of any term or condition of this agreement (including any program policy), or your employees’ or contractors’ negligence or wilful misconduct.
GOVERNING LAW AND DISPUTES:
Any dispute relating in any way to the Associates Program or this Agreement (including any actual or alleged breach hereof), any transactions or activities under this Agreement, or your relationship with us or any of our affiliates will be subject to the governing law and disputes provision for the applicable Kstory Site set forth on Schedule 2.
Any taxes and related obligations relating in any way to the Associates Program or this Agreement (including any actual or alleged breach hereof), any transactions or activities under this Agreement, or your relationship with us or any of our affiliates will be subject to the tax provision for the applicable Kstory Site set forth on Schedule 3.
We may send you emails relating to the Associates Program from time to time. In addition we may (a) monitor, record, use, and disclose information about your Site and users of your Site that we obtain in connection with your display of Special Links and Program Content (for example, that a particular Kstory customer clicked through a Special Link from your Site before buying a product on the Kstory Site), (b) review, monitor, crawl, and otherwise investigate your Site to verify compliance with this Agreement, and (c) use, reproduce, distribute, and display your logo and implementation of Program Content displayed on your Site as examples of best practices in our educational materials. For information on how we process personal information, please see the relevant Kstory Privacy Notice as set forth in Schedule 4.
You acknowledge and agree that (a) we and our affiliates may at any time (directly or indirectly) solicit traffic on terms that may differ from those contained in this Agreement, (b) we and our affiliates may at any time (directly or indirectly) operate sites or applications that are similar to or compete with your Site, (c) 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, and (d) any determinations or updates that may be made by us, any actions that may be taken by us, and any approvals that may be given by us under this Agreement can be made, taken, or given in our sole discretion and are only effective if provided in writing by our authorized representative. You may not assign this Agreement, by operation of law or otherwise, without our express prior written approval. 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 incorporates, and you agree to comply with, the most up-to-date version of all policies, appendices, specifications, guidelines, schedules, and other rules referenced in this Agreement or accessible on the Associates Site (“Program Policies”), including any updates of the Program Policies from time to time. In the event of any conflict between this Agreement and any Program Policy, this Agreement will control. In the event of a conflict between this Agreement and your agreement with Kstory affiliate under a separate affiliate marketing program that agreement will control with respect to such separate program. This Agreement (including the Program Policies) is the entire agreement between you and us regarding the Associates Program and supersedes all prior agreements and discussions. Whenever used in this Agreement, the terms “include(s)", “including”, and “for example” are used and intended without limitation.
Any information relating to Kstory or any of its affiliates that we provide or make accessible to you in connection with the Associates Program that is not known to the general public or that reasonably should be considered to be confidential is Kstory’s “Confidential Information” and will remain Kstory’s exclusive property. You will use Confidential Information only to the extent reasonably necessary for your performance under this Agreement and ensure that all persons or entities who have access to Confidential Information in connection with your account will be made aware of and will comply with the obligations in this provision. You will not disclose Confidential Information to any third party (other than your affiliates bound by confidentiality obligations) and you will take all reasonable measures to protect the Confidential Information against any use or disclosure that is not expressly permitted in this Agreement. This restriction will be in addition to the terms of any confidentiality or non-disclosure agreement between the parties.
You and we are independent contractors, and nothing in this Agreement will create any partnership, joint venture, agency, franchise, sales representative, or employment relationship between you and us or our respective affiliates. You will have no authority to make or accept any offers or representations on our or our affiliates’ behalf. If you authorize, assist, encourage, or facilitate another person or entity to take any action related to the subject matter of this Agreement, you will be deemed to have taken the action yourself.
We reserve the right to modify any of the terms and conditions contained in this Agreement at any time and in our sole discretion by posting a change notice, revised Agreement, or revised Program Policy on the Associates Site or by sending notice of such modification to you by email to the primary email address then-currently associated with your Associates account. The effective date of such change will be the date specified. YOUR CONTINUED PARTICIPATION IN THE ASSOCIATES PROGRAM FOLLOWING THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF SUCH CHANGE WILL CONSTITUTE YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THE MODIFICATIONS. IF ANY MODIFICATION IS UNACCEPTABLE TO YOU, YOUR ONLY RECOURSE IS TO TERMINATE THIS AGREEMENT.
Schedule 1: Kstory and Kstory Site by Location
Schedule 2: Governing Law and Disputes by Kstory Site
Schedule 3: Tax Provision by Kstory Site
Schedule 4: Privacy Notice by Kstory Site
Schedule 5: Commission eligibility
SCHEDULE 1: KSTORY ENTITY AND KSTORY SITE BY LOCATION
Location : India
Entity : UNDER MY UMBRELLA PRIVATE LIMITED
Site : thekstory.in and any other future websites
SCHEDULE 2: GOVERNING LAW AND DISPUTES BY KSTORY SITE
Site : thekstory.in
Any dispute arising out of or relating in any way to the Associates Program or this Agreement will be resolved by binding arbitration, shall be settled by arbitration governed by the provisions of Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 (as amended in 2015). The arbitration shall be carried out by a sole arbitrator to be appointed by mutual consent of the parties. The venue/seat of Arbitration shall be Jaipur and the language of arbitration shall be English. A dispute shall be deemed to have arisen when either Party notifies the other Party in writing to that effect. In the event the parties hereunto are not able to appoint the arbitrator as mentioned above, Kstory will initiate on its own proceeding of appointment of a sole arbitrator by the Hon’ble High Court at Jaipur on the your expense whatsoever in nature.
We each agree that any dispute resolution proceedings will be conducted only on an individual basis and not in a class, consolidated, or representative action. If for any reason a claim proceeds in court rather than in arbitration, we each waive any right to a jury trial. We also both agree that you or we may bring suit in court to enjoin infringement or other misuse of intellectual property rights.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, we may seek injunctive or other relief in any court of competent jurisdiction for any actual or alleged infringement of our or any other person or entity’s intellectual property or proprietary rights. You further acknowledge and agree that our rights in the Program Content are of a special, unique, extraordinary character, giving them peculiar value, the loss of which cannot be readily estimated or adequately compensated for in monetary damages.
SCHEDULE 3: TAX PROVISION BY KSTORY SITE
Kstory - thekstory.in
We may deduct or withhold any taxes that we may be legally obligated to deduct or withhold from any amounts payable to you under the Associates Program. From time to time, we may request tax information from you. If we request tax information from you and you do not provide it to us, we reserve the right (in addition to any other rights or remedies available to us) to hold your commission until you provide this information or otherwise satisfy us that you are not a person from whom we are required to obtain tax information.
SCHEDULE 4: PRIVACY NOTICE BY KSTORY SITE
SCHEDULE 5: COMMISSION ELIGIBILITY
Sr. No. Sales Value Commission receivable
1 ₹ 10,000 5%
2 ₹ 15,000 7%
3 Above ₹ 20,000 10%