Affiliate Program Terms & Conditions

Please read this entire agreement so you know and understand the program rules!

1. The Author Website Central Affiliate Agreement

By signing up to be an Affiliate in the Author Website Central Affiliate Program (“Program”) you are agreeing to be bound by the following terms and conditions (“Terms of Service”).

In this agreement, the term "Affiliate" refers to you (the applicant). In this agreement, Author Website Central refers to the product owner and publisher, Michael Grace Publishing LLC, and related web site properties, including but not limited to: AuthorWebsiteAcademy.com.

The Program is administered in through our own internal affiliate system and is connected to our 3rd party, self-hosted shopping cart provider, Woo Commerce.

Michael Grace Publishing LLC reserves the right to update and change the Terms of Service from time to time without notice. Any new features that augment or enhance the current Program, including the release of new tools and resources, shall be subject to the Terms of Service. Continued use of the Program after any such changes shall constitute your consent to such changes. You can review the most current version of the Terms of Service at any time at: https://authorwebsitecentral.com/affiliates/affiliate-terms

Violation of any of the terms below will result in the termination of your Account and for forfeiture of any outstanding affiliate commission payments earned during the violation. You agree to participate in and use the Program at your own risk.

2. 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 referral fees, fee schedules, payment procedures and Affiliate 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, it will be considered as your acceptance of the change.

3. Enrollment

To enroll in the Program, you must submit an affiliate application and be approved. Applications are processed on a timely basis and applicants will be notified of their acceptance status as soon as possible after their information is reviewed.

4. Affiliate URL

You will be issued a special URL once you become an approved member of the Program which will be unique to you and you only, and will allow you to be paid for qualifying affiliate referrals.

5. Commissions

Affiliates will receive 50% of the revenue as a commission from orders placed through properly coded Affiliate links (unless noted otherwise for a particular product). Commissions may change at the discretion of the product publisher, Book Marketing Summit commissions may increase during limited time special promotions, but they will return thereafter to the regular 50% commission rate.

For a sale to generate a commission to an Affiliate, the customer must complete the order form and remit full payment for the product ordered through the secure order system. Word of mouth referrals will not result in an affiliate commission being generated. 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.

6. Payment

Payments only begin once you've earned more than $100 in affiliate income. If your affiliate account never crosses the $100 threshold, your commissions will not be realized or paid. We are only responsible for paying accounts that have crossed the $100 threshold.

For a sale to generate a commission to an Affiliate, the customer must complete the order form and remit full payment for the product ordered through the secure order system. Word of mouth referrals will not result in an affiliate commission being generated. 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 are paid via PayPal and only using PayPal. We can not send checks, credit credit cards, or send cash. You are required to have a PayPal account to receive commissions. If you don't have a PayPal account you can sign up for one at any time, but you will not be paid until you have one.

7. Order Fulfillment

For a sale to generate a commission to an Affiliate, the customer must complete the order form and remit full payment for the product ordered through the secure order system. Word of mouth referrals will not result in an affiliate commission being generated. 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.

8. Qualifying Sites

Author Website Central reserves the right to refuse any site entry into the Program based on site content. Sites that do not qualify for the Program include sites which:
  • Promote sexually explicit materials
  • Promote violence
  • Promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age
  • Promote illegal activities
  • List coupon codes or discounts that were NOT officially provided to them by Michael Grace Publishing LLC. Want to promote a coupon? Contact us and we can work with you. You may NOT promote coupon codes you may have found elsewhere online. Doing so can result in the termination of your affiliate account and withholding of affiliate payments for violating our affiliate agreement.
  • Infringe or otherwise violate any copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property rights of Michael Grace Publishing LLC, AuthorWebsiteCentral.com, Bookthority.com or any other website.

9. Permitted Usage

The following are permitted uses of Author Website Central's brand and marketing resources:

10. Prohibited Usage

The following cases prohibited and are grounds for immediate termination of the affiliate account:

  • Affiliates MAY NOT use Author Website Central's logo, logo marks or other Author Website Central website/branding imagery in a header graphic or in any was as to indicate they are officially affiliated or partnered with Author Website Central / Michael Grace Publishing LLC.
  • Affiliates MAY NOT use the term "Author Website Central" or "AWC" in ANY variation in their site URL ex. (authorwebsitecentral.net, authorwebsitecentralcouponcodes.com, author-website-central.com, awcscouponcodes.com,  etc).
  • Affiliates MAY NOT promote coupons that were not provided to them personally by Michael Grace Publishing, LLC. Want to promote a coupon? Contact us and we can work with you. You may NOT promote coupon codes you may have found elsewhere online. Doing so can result in the termination of your affiliate account and withholding of affiliate payments for violating our affiliate agreement.
  • Affiliates MAY NOT host or promote "coupon stacking" sites where customers may combine coupons to receive additional discounts.

11. Book Marketing Summit Anti-Spam Policy

Author Website Central strictly prohibits affiliates from using spam e-mail and other forms of Internet abuse (including spamming forums, blogs, twitter, facebook and other social media outlets) to seek sales. Spam is defined as including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Electronic mail messages addressed to a recipient with whom the sender does not have an existing business or personal relationship or is not sent at the request of, or with the express consent of, the recipient through an opt in subscription;
  • Messages posted to Usenet, forums, Twitter, Facebook and message boards that are off-topic (unrelated to the topic of discussion), cross-posted to unrelated newsgroups, posted in excessive volume, or posted against forum/message board rules. Be conscious of forum rules! If a forum owner or moderator complains that an affiliate has spammed, the affiliate account may be permanently terminated after investigation.
  • Content posted on free blog websites for the sole purpose of keyword spamming, or comments posted to legitimate blogs that violate the comment policy of the blog owner.
  • Solicitations posted to chat rooms, or to groups or individuals via Internet Relay Chat or "Instant Messaging" system;
  • Certain off-line activities that, while not considered Spam, are similar in nature, including distributing flyers or leaflets on private property or where prohibited by applicable rules, regulations, or laws.

Author Website Central, may undertake, at its sole discretion and with or without prior notice, the following enforcement actions:

  • Account Termination: Upon the receipt of a credible complaint, the Author Website Central Affiliate Program manager may investigate the complaint, and if necessary, will then terminate the affiliate account of the individual implicated in the abuse. Termination results in the immediate closure of the member and affiliate account, the loss of all referrals, and the forfeiture of any unpaid money on account. At the discretion of Author Website Central, termination may not only result in being banned from the affiliate program, but also being banned from ANY other internal affiliate programs.

If you wish to report a violation of our Anti-Spam Policy, please forward all relevant evidence to our customer service department at support@michaelgracepublishing.com

12. Relationship of Parties

Affiliates are independent contractors, and nothing in this Agreement will create any partnership, joint venture, agency, franchise, sales representative, or employment relationship between the parties. Affiliates have no authority to make or accept any offers or representations on our behalf. Affiliates will not make any statement, whether on their sites or otherwise, that reasonably would contradict this statement.

13. Identifying yourself as an Author Website Central Affiliate

You may not issue any press release with respect to this Agreement or your participation in the Program; such action may result in your termination from the Program. In addition, you may not in any manner misrepresent or embellish the relationship between us and you, say you develop our products, say you are part of Author Website Central (or Michael Grace Publishing LLC), or express or imply any relationship or affiliation between us and you or any other person or entity except as expressly permitted by this Agreement (including by expressing or implying that we support, sponsor, endorse, or contribute money to any charity or other cause).

You may not purchase products through your affiliate links for your own use. Such purchases may result (in our sole discretion) in the withholding of referral fees and/or the termination of this Agreement.

14. Term and Termination

The term of this Agreement will begin when you accept and will end when terminated by either party. Either Author Website Central or the affiliate may terminate this Agreement at any time, with or without cause. Upon the termination of this Agreement for any reason, all licenses granted hereunder shall immediately terminate and you will immediately cease use of, and remove from Affiliate's Web Site, all links to the Author Website Central websites, and all Author Website Central trademarks and logos, other Author Website Central marks and all other materials provided in connection with this program.

15. Limitation of Liability

Author Website Central will not be liable for indirect, special, or consequential damages (or any loss of revenue, profits, expenditures or data) arising in connection with this Agreement or the Program, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages. Further, our aggregate liability arising with respect to this Agreement and the Program will not exceed the total commissions paid or payable to the affiliate under to this Agreement.

16. Disclaimers

We make no express or implied warranties or representations with respect to the Affiliate Program or an affiliate's potential to earn income from the Affiliate Program. In addition, we make no representation that the operation of the websites or the Affiliate links will be uninterrupted or error-free, and Author Website Central will not be liable for the consequences of any interruptions or errors.

17. Miscellaneous

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.

If any of the provisions of this Agreement are determined by a court to be unenforceable, they shall be severed from this Agreement, and the remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect.

By joining the Author Website Central Affiliate Program, 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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