Partner – Terms and Conditions

The Following document describes the terms and conditions for participation in the Empire Competitions Partner program. In this agreement, the term “Partner” refers to you (the applicant) and “Empire Competitions” refers to Empire Competitions Limited, by applying to the Empire Competitions Partner program, you are confirming that you have read and agree to the terms and conditions.

This Agreement shall be governed, construed, and enforced in accordance with English Law, without regard to its conflict of laws rules.

Application

Empire Competitions reserves the right to approve or reject any Partner Program application at its sole discretion. There will be no legal recourse or appeal to any rejection of any application submitted.

Commissions

Any entry that is purchased through an Partner link (without tamper of the Partner code) or that is purchased on the main web page using the details issued to you by Empire Competitions will class as a commissionable purchase, the Partner whose code was entered at time of purchase shall be entitled to a commission as agreed by Empire Competitions at the time the Commission is awarded which shall be decided at the discretion of Empire Competitions however shall be normally paid in accordance with the commissions structure located on the Partner page of Empire Competitions Website. No Commission will be paid to multiple Partners other than that agreed based on our tiering structure below.

Payments

A Partner can request a payment when their balance reaches a minimum balance of £20 GBP. Partners may only request 1 withdrawal every 14 days. Once a payment request has been made Empire Competitions will normally make payment within 10 working days however this may take longer dependant on volume of requests and over holiday or busy periods. Payments will be paid via faster payment to a UK bank account. If non-UK / non-GBP payments are required this can be processed at the Partners cost, any costs incurred by Empire Competitions in processing said payment will be deducted prior to any payment being sent. Please be aware that non-UK / non-GBP payments may take longer to be processed.

Empire Competitions will not be liable for any expenses or costs incurred due to commission losses or banking delays under any circumstance.

Due to anti-money laundering requirements prior to the first payment being withdrawn each Partner must provide suitable Identification and Address Verification along with suitable confirmation the payment account is held in the name of said Partner. Upon first withdrawal request Empire Competitions will contact said Partner to notify them of what documentation is required. No payment will be processed until Empire Competitions is satisfied with the requirements above. Should a Partner want to vary their payment account Empire Competitions reserves the right to request new documentation from the Partner.

In the event a customer requests a refund for a transaction for which the Partner has earned commissions, any commissions earned on the refunded amount will be suspended until the appeal reaches a conclusion and action/suspension maybe taken on any Partner deemed to be inappropriately or illegally referring Competition entries.

Usage and Obligations

Partners are permitted to use the Empire Competitions brand and marketing resources. Logos and other assets cannot be modified in their use and Partners must at all times ensure Empire Competitions name/brand is not used in anyway which could cause detriment to the company. The Partner does not gain any trademark, copyright or any other rights to these materials and may not submit any privately made branded “Empire Competitions” marketing material unless given express written permission from Empire Competitions.

The Partner will not distribute any unsolicited spam emails mentioning Empire Competitions. The Partner will never represent themselves, Empire Competitions or their relationship with Empire Competitions in a misleading way. The Partner will never imply that they are an employee of Empire Competitions.

Terms of Agreement

If Empire Competitions chooses to terminate the agreement, any balance will only be paid at Empire Competitions discretion. If the Partner terminates the agreement or breaches any of the above terms, Empire Competitions reserves the right to remove any further commissions for any past or future referral. Either party has the right to terminate the agreement immediately without notice.

Your Partner participation may be terminated at any time at the sole discretion of Empire Competitions without warning. Examples of reasons for termination may include but are not limited to:

Inappropriate advertising

Spamming, harassing or illegally cold calling

Advertising on sites or in venues promoting or containing illegal activity

Violation of intellectual property rights of us or any other company/person

Offering rebates, coupons, discounts or other incentives not pre-authorised or endorsed by Empire Competitions

Fraudulent transactions, affiliate fraud and/or money laundering

Liability

Empire Competitions will not be liable for any damages or losses incurred by Partners for technical errors.

We do not make any expressed warranties in respect of our Program or Competitions ran by ourselves.

We make no claim that the program will be error free and will not be liable for any errors or interruptions.

Empire Competitions may take up to 10 working days to link Partners together whom were referred by another Partner, Empire Competitions will not be liable for payments of commission earned within the period prior to the link being processed.

Intellectual property rights

Empire Competitions takes no responsibility for any usage of marketing material or usage of any software or other products and services that are the intellectual property of ourselves or any other company/person.

Empire Competitions may from time to time offer endorsed marketing materials including links and banners which may be used for promotion purposes. Empire Competitions does not give any rights to this material other than promotion nor does it give permission for any of this information or property including use of our logo to be altered, shared or used for any other purpose other than promoting our company.

Coupons, discounts and enticements

Empire Competitions may from time to time offer coupons, discounts or other forms of enticement to Partners, consumers or website subscribers in a number of ways. Only Coupons, discounts and enticements pre-authorised and agreed by Empire Competitions may be marketed. Any unauthorised use of coupons, discounts or enticements in any way may result in us terminating your program with immediate effect.

Employment Status and Tax

Partners are not employed in any way by Empire Competitions, there are no contracted hours nor contractual requirements of any Partner other than those agreed in these terms and conditions and those of English Law, any payments are only made as described in the Commissions section of these terms and conditions and should not be regarded as payment for any services other than a referral of a Competition Entry. Empire Competitions is not liable for any taxes or national insurance payable by a Partner and Empire Competitions recommends you seek guidance or speak to an accountant as commissions paid from referrals of entries will likely be classed as self-employed earnings. Empire Competitions takes no responsibility in the tax affairs of any Partners.

Data Protection

All Data is held, secured and used in accordance with the relevant Data Protection Regulation. Please see also our Privacy Policy which goes into detail regarding how we use and store your Data along with your rights. By becoming a Partner you are also agreeing to having read and agreed to the use and storage of your data by Empire Competitions in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

Amendments to the Terms and Conditions

Empire Competitions reserves the right to amend, change, alter or vary any of the terms and conditions detailed above at its sole discretion. Should we change or alter any terms your continued participation in this program will be deemed your acceptance to those terms.

 

Empire Partners Commission Structure

Uncapped earnings at all levels.

All Sales volumes are assumed at an entry price of £20

Empire Partner Status

– 20% Commission on own sales

– Plus, 10% of the Commission earned by any Partner who is signed up from your referral (your Direct Partners)

Hit £1,000+ (50+ Sales) to unlock Gold Partner Status

Gold Partner Status

– One off Gold Partner Bonus of £100

– 30% Commission on all own sales

– Plus, 33.34% of the Commission earned by any Partner who is signed up from your referral (your Direct Partners)

Hit £10,000+ (500+ Sales) in a single 5 week period between yourself and your Direct Partners, plus have a minimum of 2 Gold Status Direct Partners to unlock Platinum Partner Status

Platinum Partner Status

– 30% Commission on all own sales

– Plus, 33.34% of the Commission earned by any Partner who is signed up from your referral (your Direct Partners)

– Plus, 13.34% of the Commission earned by any Partner who is signed up from your Direct Partners (Your Second Line Partners)

Hit £100,000+ (5,000+ Sales) in a single 5 week period between yourself, your Direct Partners and your Second Line Partners plus have a minimum of 2 Platinum Status Direct Partners and 10 Gold Status Partners within Direct and Second Line Partners to unlock Ultimate Partner Status.

Ultimate Partner Status

Benefits are negotiated on achievement! Ask for more Information!

 

Direct Partner Linking

When a Partner refers someone to our Partner Program they will receive commission at the above rates from successful referrals made by said referred partner. To enable Empire Competitions to link the Partner to your chain the Partner you refer must enter your Full Name, Username or Surname followed by your year of birth in the requested field when they sign up. If this field is missed on sign up by mistake Empire Competitions will manually link this as long as we are notified within 48 hours of the Partner signing up.

Cookie Time Length

Partner links will be tracked back from all sales for 60 days. If a customer purchases an entry and within those 60 days the partners link was used the referral would be linked back to the referring partner. Should another partner link be used in between the original link click and the sale the most recent partner link would be the qualifying link used for commission purposes as only 1 direct commission will be paid on any successful purchase. (60 days subject to customers not clearing their cache and/or blocking our tracking cookies)

 

Terms of Retention of Commission and Status

Empire Competitions retains the right to remove anyone whom does not make a minimum of 25 sales in each 5 week period (rolling 5 week period). This will then remove any continual Commission paid by their referred Partners. Upon removal said Partner would need to reapply to our Partner Program as a new Partner with no referred Partners as either Direct or Second Line Partners.

Empire Competitions retains the right to demote any Platinum Partner to Gold Partner Status should they not maintain a minimum of £5,000+ (250+ Sales) in each 5 week period (rolling 5 week period).

 

All terms are subject to change at the discretion of Empire Conditions without notice.

 

For Questions, Further Information and post sign up queries and advice please contact us on:

Partners@empirecompetitions.com