Order Out of Chaos Affiliate Program Terms and Conditions
THIS IS A LEGAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND OOOC, LLC d/b/a ORDER OUT OF CHAOS
BY SUBMITTING THE AFFILIATE APPLICATION ON BEHALF OF AFFILIATE, YOU
(AS THE INDIVIDUAL ENTERING INTO AND AGREEING TO THIS LICENSE AGREEMENT)
HEREBY REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT (A) YOU HAVE THE FULL RIGHT, POWER
AND AUTHORITY TO ENTER INTO THIS AGREEMENT ON BEHALF OF AFFILIATE AND TO
CREATE A LEGAL, VALID AND BINDING OBLIGATION ON AFFILIATE ENFORCEABLE
AGAINST AFFILIATE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS HEREOF;
(B) ALL CORPORATE, ORGANIZATIONAL AND OTHER PROCEEDINGS REQUIRED TO BE
TAKEN BY AFFILIATE TO AUTHORIZE YOUR AGREEMENT TO, AND PERFORMANCE
UNDER, THIS AGREEMENT HAVE BEEN TAKEN AND ALL NECESSARY AUTHORIZATIONS,
PERMITS, CONSENTS AND APPROVALS REQUIRED HAVE BEEN OBTAINED; AND (C)
YOUR ENTERING INTO THIS AGREEMENT ON BEHALF OF AFFILIATE DOES NOT AND
SHALL NOT VIOLATE ANY APPLICABLE LAW, RULE OR REGULATION OR REQUIRE ANY
ADDITIONAL CONSENT OR OTHER ACTION BY ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY. YOU
FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE, JOINTLY AND
SEVERALLY, BINDING UPON AND ENFORCEABLE AGAINST YOU AND AFFILIATE FOR
ALL PURPOSES HEREUNDER.
This Agreement contains the complete terms and conditions that apply
to you becoming an affiliate in the Order Out of Chaos Affiliate
Program. As used in these terms and conditions: (i) “We”, “us”, or “our”
refers to OOOC LLC d/b/a Order Out of Chaos and our website; (ii) “you”
or “your” refers to the Affiliate; (iii) “our website” refers to the
Order Out of Chaos properties located at http://www.orderoochaos.com/
(iv) “your website” refers to any websites that you will link to our
website; (v) “Program” refers to the Order Out of Chaos Affiliate
Program.2. Affiliate Website Conditions and Restrictions
2.1. To begin the enrollment process, you will complete and submit
the online application at our website. The fact that we auto-approve
applications does not imply that we may not re-evaluate your application
at a later time. We may reject your application at our sole discretion.
We may cancel your application and terminate your participation in the
Program for any reason including, but not limited to, if it:
2.1.1. Infringes on our or any anyone else’s intellectual property, publicity, privacy or other rights.
2.1.2. Violates any law, rule or regulation.
2.1.3. Contains any content that is threatening, harassing,
defamatory, obscene, harmful to minors, or contains nudity, pornography
or sexually explicit materials.
2.1.4. Contains any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs,
cancelbots, or other computer programming routines that are intended to
damage, interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any
system, data, or personal information.
2.1.5. Contains software or uses technology that attempts to
intercept, divert or redirect Internet traffic to or from any other
website, or that potentially enables the diversion of affiliate
commissions from another website.
2.1.6. Promotes violence, discrimination based on race, sex,
religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age, illegal
2.1.7. Is otherwise in any way unlawful, harmful, threatening,
defamatory, obscene, harassing, or racially, ethnically or otherwise
objectionable to us in our sole discretion.
2.2 You will only use linking code by us without manipulation. All
domains that use your affiliate links must be provided to us, whether in
your affiliate or otherwise.
2.3. Your website will not in any way copy, resemble, or mirror the
look and feel of our website. You will also not use any means to create
the impression that your website is our website or any part of our
Website including, without limitation, framing of our Website in any
2.4. You may not engage in cookie stuffing or include pop-ups, false
or misleading links on your website. In addition, wherever possible, you
will not attempt to mask the referring URL information (i.e. the page
from where the click is originating).
2.5. Using redirects to bounce a click off of a domain from which the
click did not originate in order to give the appearance that it came
from that domain is prohibited. If you are found redirecting links to
hide or manipulate their original source, your current and past
commissions will be voided or your commission level will be set to 0%.
This does not include using “out” redirects from the same domain where
the affiliate link is placed.
2.6. We reserve the right, at any time, to review your placement and
approve the use of your links and require that you change the placement
or use to comply with the guidelines provided to you.
2.7. The maintenance and the updating of your site will be your
responsibility. We may monitor your site as we feel necessary to make
sure that it is up-to-date and to notify you of any changes that we feel
should enhance your performance.
2.8. It is entirely your responsibility to follow all applicable
intellectual property and other laws that pertain to your site. You must
have express permission to use any person’s copyrighted material,
whether it is writing, an image, or any other copyrightable work. We
will not be responsible (and you will be solely responsible) if you use
another person’s copyrighted material or other intellectual property in
violation of the law or any third party rights.
2.9 You shall include a disclosure statement within any and all
pages/posts where affiliate links for our affiliate program are posted
as an endorsement or review, and where it is not clear that the link is a
paid advertisement. This disclosure statement should be clear and
concise, stating that we are compensating you for your review or
endorsement. If you received the product for free from us or from the
affiliate management team for review, this also must be clearly stated
in your disclosure.3. Our Rights and Obligations
3.1. We have the right to monitor your site at any time to determine
if you are following the terms and conditions of this Agreement. We may
notify you of any changes to your site that we feel should be made, or
to make sure that your links to our web site are appropriate and to
notify further you of any changes that we feel should be made. If you do
not make the changes to your site that we feel are necessary, we
reserve the right to terminate your participation in the Order Out of
Chaos Affiliate Program.
3.2. We reserve the right to reverse orders due to order
cancellations, duplicate tracking, returns, disputed charges, and
program violations as outlined in these terms and conditions. You shall
not be entitled to any commission on orders that are reversed.
We reserve the right to terminate this Agreement and your
participation in the Order Out of Chaos Affiliate Program immediately
and without notice to you should you commit fraud in your use of the
Order Out of Chaos Affiliate Program or should you abuse this program in
any way. If such fraud or abuse is detected, Order Out of Chaos shall
not be liable to you for any commissions for such fraudulent sales.
3.3. This Agreement will begin upon our acceptance of your Affiliate application, and will continue unless terminated hereunder.
Either you or we may end this Agreement AT ANY TIME, with or without
cause, by giving the other party written notice. Written notice can be
in the form of mail, email or fax. In addition, this Agreement will
terminate immediately upon any breach of this Agreement by you.
We may modify any of the terms and conditions in this Agreement at
any time at our sole discretion. In such event, you will be notified by
email. Modifications may include, but are not limited to, changes in the
payment procedures and Order Out of Chaos’ Affiliate Program rules. If
any modification is unacceptable to you, your only option is to
terminate this Agreement. Your continued participation in Order Out of
Chaos’ Affiliate Program following the posting of the change notice or
new Agreement on our site will indicate your agreement to the changes.
6. Promotion Restrictions
6.1 You shall not create, publish, distribute, or print any written
material that makes reference to our Program without first submitting
that material to us and receiving our prior written consent. If you
intend to promote our Program via e-mail campaigns, you must adhere to
6.1.1. Abide by the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 (Public Law No. 108-187) with respect to our Program.
6.1.2. E-mail must be sent on your behalf and must not imply that the e-mail is being sent on behalf of Order Out of Chaos.
6.1.3. E-mails must first be submitted to us for approval prior to being sent or we must be sent a copy of the e-mail.
6.2 You may promote offers and include your affiliate links on social
media accounts owned and/or controlled by you (e.g. Facebook, Twitter,
etc.) You ARE PROHIBITED from posting your affiliate links on social
media accounts owned and/or controlled by Order Out of Chaos or its
representatives in an attempt to turn those links into affiliate sales.
7. Grant of Licenses
7.1. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, and our
approval as set forth herein, We hereby grants to Affiliate a limited,
revocable, non-exclusive and non-transferable right and license, to (i)
access our site through HTML links solely in accordance with the terms
of this Agreement and (ii) solely in connection with such links, to use
our logos, trade names, trademarks, and similar identifying material
(collectively, the “Licensed Materials”) that we provide to you or
authorize for such purpose. The actual use, quality and style of the
Licensed Materials, and the manner in which any Licensed Materials may
appear or be used shall be subject to our prior approval, in each
instance in our sole discretion. Further, you shall not create a
combination or composite mark consisting of one or more Licensed
Material, commingle any Licensed Materials with the trademarks, service
marks or logos of any third party, nor shall you engage, participate or
otherwise become involved in any activity or course of action that
diminishes, tarnishes or otherwise adversely affects the goodwill
associated with any Licensed Materials. All uses of the Licensed
Materials shall inure to our benefit.
ORDER OUT OF CHAOS MAKES NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED REPRESENTATIONS OR
WARRANTIES REGARDING ORDER OUT OF CHAOS’ SERVICE AND WEBSITE OR THE
PRODUCTS OR SERVICES PROVIDED THEREIN, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF ORDER
OUT OF CHAOS’ ABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND
NON-INFRINGEMENT ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED AND EXCLUDED. IN ADDITION, WE
MAKE NO REPRESENTATION THAT THE OPERATION OF OUR SITE WILL BE
UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE, AND WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR THE
CONSEQUENCES OF ANY INTERRUPTIONS OR ERRORS.
9. Limitation of Liability
WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU WITH RESPECT TO ANY SUBJECT MATTER OF
THIS AGREEMENT UNDER ANY CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR
OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL,
CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT
LIMITATION, LOSS OF REVENUE OR GOODWILL OR ANTICIPATED PROFITS OR LOST
BUSINESS), EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH
DAMAGES. FURTHER, NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED IN
THIS AGREEMENT, IN NO EVENT SHALL MERCHANT.COM’S CUMULATIVE LIABILITY TO
YOU ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT, WHETHER BASED IN
CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, TORT OR OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE
THEORY, EXCEED THE TOTAL COMMISSION FEES PAID TO YOU UNDER THIS
You hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless OOOC, LLC, and its
officers, employees, agents, 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 our use of the
affiliate trademarks infringes on 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 us.
11.1. You agree that you are an independent contractor, and nothing
in this Agreement will create any partnership, joint venture, agency,
franchise, sales representative, or employment relationship between you
and Order Out of Chaos. You will have no authority to make or accept any
offers or representations on our behalf.
11.2. This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit
of the parties and their permitted successors and assigns, except that
Affiliate shall not be permitted to assign, convey, transfer or
subcontract this Agreement or any of its rights or obligations
hereunder, in whole or in part, without or prior written consent (which
may be withheld in oursole and absolute discretion) and any purported
assignment without such consent shall be void ab initio and of no force
11.3. This Agreement and all disputes, claims, actions, suits or
other proceedings arising hereunder shall be governed by, and construed
in accordance with, the substantive law of the State of New York
applicable to contracts wholly made and to be performed within the State
of New York. Each party irrevocably submits to the sole and exclusive
jurisdiction of the courts of New York State and the Federal courts of
the Southern District of New York, situated in the County of Westchester
and State of New York. Each party irrevocably consents to the exercise
of personal jurisdiction over each of the parties by such courts and
waives any right to plead, claim or allege that New York is an
11.4. Except as otherwise expressly provided for herein, this
Agreement may not be amended, modified or terminated except by a written
instrument signed by both of the parties. No failure or delay by either
party to exercise any right or enforce any obligation shall impair or
be construed as a waiver or on-going waiver of that or any or other
right or power, unless made in writing and signed by both parties. All
remedies, rights, undertakings, and obligations contained in this
Agreement shall be cumulative and none of them shall be in limitation of
any other remedy, right, undertaking, or obligation of either party. If
any term, covenant or condition of this Agreement is held invalid,
illegal or unenforceable in any respect, such provision shall be
replaced by an enforceable provision that most closely meets the
commercial intent of the parties, and such holding shall not affect any
other provision of this Agreement, which shall be and remain effective
as though such invalid, illegal or unenforceable provision had not been
11.5. This Agreement represents the entire agreement between us and
you, and shall supersede all prior agreements and communications of the
parties, oral or written.
11.6. The headings and titles contained in this Agreement are
included for convenience only, and shall not limit or otherwise affect
the terms of this Agreement.
11.7. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or
unenforceable, that provision shall be eliminated or limited to the
minimum extent necessary such that the intent of the parties is
effectuated, and the remainder of this agreement shall have full force