Affiliate Terms and Conditions

To Register

Anyone can register as an affiliate for www.ShapiroInternational.com (owned by BFN Productions Ltd) You do not need to be listed as a speaker on our site nor do you need to be a speaker yourself

By registering, you agree to abide by the following affiliate program terms and conditions.

We review and moderate all affiliate registrations, and we appreciate your accurate and honest information. If you’re approved, welcome aboard! You’ll be given a unique referral ID that you can use to promote ShapiroInternational.com  via referral links. Check out your private Affiliate Area for referrals information, creatives, graphs and more!

Commissions and pay outs

You’ll earn 20% commission when a customer makes their profile live on ShapiroInternational.com (whether it’s a one off product, or recurring subscription) using your referral link. Here’s the breakdown of earnings by each product we currently sell:

  • Monthly package £9 – you earn £1.80
  • Yearly Package £90 – you earn £18.00
  • Prices may change and you will always receive 20% of the relevant price

We pay affiliate commissions in GBP via PayPal in the first week of every month. We only pay commissions that are older than 30 days. The minimum pay-out balance is £50.00. There’s no maximum pay-out balance, so the more you succesfully refer, the more you can earn.

We do not allow referrals to be generated on your own purchases.

The details in summary:

  • You’ll receive 20% commission for every new sale you refer
  • Minimum pay-out balance of £50.00, and no maximum pay-out (we pay in GBP)
  • Commissions older than 30 days will be paid within the first week of each month
  • Referrals are paid out via PayPal
  • Referrals cannot be generated on your own purchases (this includes using a different email address).

Referral lifetime

When a potential customer clicks on your referral link, a cookie is stored in their browser to track your referral. The cookie is then stored for a generous 30 days to give your referred customers time to decide if they wish to purchase on ShapiroInternational.com, or ask us any pre-sale questions they may have.

A referral won’t be awarded if:

  • The customer uses a different browser to purchase than the one they originally used to visit our site (because the cookie does not exist in that browser)
  • The customer purchases after 30 days (because the cookie will expire).

Direct Link Tracking

We allow you to use “direct link tracking” if you wish, so you can skip the referral link (e.g. https://www.ShapiroInternational.com/?ref=123 or https://www.ShapiroInternational.com/ref/123) when you link to our site from your https:// website. You can submit a direct link to your own website in the Settings tab of your Affiliate Area. We’ll review your direct link submission, and when it’s approved you’ll no longer need to use a referral link when linking to ShapiroInternational.com directly from your site!

Note: Direct Link Tracking is only available if your site has an SSL certificate, and therefore the https:// protocol. We will only approve websites that are 100% owned by you.

Refunded purchases

Referrals older than 30 days and in good standing (i.e. the purchase has not been refunded) will be included with each commission pay-out (if the commission balance totals £50.00 or over). If a purchase is refunded, a commission won’t be paid out for that referral.

We reserve the right to reject affiliate commissions for any reason. Commission rejections may occur for the following reasons:

  • The sale that the referral was based on was refunded
  • The method by which the referral was generated was in violation of our promotional policies (see below) or violated the spirit of the Affiliate Agreement.

Affiliate news and updates

By becoming an affiliate, you agree to receive emails from ShapiroInternational.com. These emails will be sent on an ad-hoc basis, and may include important information regarding the ShapiroInternational.com affiliate program. These emails will also provide you with relevant news and updates to help you effectively promote ShapiroInternational. As an affiliate you may be privy to embargoed or time-sensitive information in these emails (this information may only be promoted after an embargo is lifted). And we won’t spam you.

Shapiro International Affiliate Program Policies

Allowed promotional methods – stick to these and you’ll do great

How you promote ShapiroInternational is reflected in the commission you earn! We encourage the use of promotional methods that add value to ShapiroInternational and bring us legitimate, loyal customers. We love it when our team of affiliates blog about the speaking and events industry and mention ShapiroInternational.

Here are a few examples of great promotional methods to earn more commission:

  • Tell clients, customers or friends about ShapiroInternational, and give them your affiliate referral link
  • Write a review or a blog post about speaking, events or ShapiroInternational and link to our site with your referral link
  • Reach out to a broad audience with your social network accounts.
    • tweet about us on Twitter with your affiliate referral link
    • post about us on Facebook with your affiliate link
    • or communicate to your LinkedIn followers with your affiliate link.
  • Spam-free promotion is a great way to get more referrals!
  • Provide value to others by answering related questions on other sites with helpful responses, and using your referral link in your replies.

Prohibited promotional methods

We love and back our site 100%, and we are very careful with how it’s promoted, so we want affiliates who are 100% behind us too! The prohibited promotional methods listed below are here to protect you, us, and our customers from any unwanted or fraudulent activity.

  • ShapiroInternational may not be promoted on coupon sites.  Customers who are searching for a coupon are already in the market for ShapiroInternational, so this method adds no value to ShapiroInternational.
  • Any type of spam is prohibited
  • Links, ads, emails, comments… any type of spam. Please respect the posting rules of any 3rd-party websites you use to promote ShapiroInternational. P.S. This is not an exhaustive list of spam methods; if we decide that your activity is spam, it’s spam.
  • Any illegal activity or activity deemed offensive by us is prohibited.  This may result in referrals being rejected and/or your affiliate account being deactivated. See above for allowed promotional methods!
  • We’re flattered, but please don’t pretend to be professionally associated with ShapiroInternational.  Affiliates aren’t employees of ShapiroInternational or BFN Productions Ltd and have no employee rights.
  • Pretending to be ShapiroInternational is 100% prohibited
  • Cloning our site, copying our site, using our copyrighted site assets, and pretending that a site created by you is an official ShapiroInternational site is unethical and prohibited (this includes using services that automatically clone websites, or place them into iframes).
  • Again, false promotion to customers that you are endorsed or operated by ShapiroInternational is prohibited.

If you’re unsure or concerned that some activity you’re about to proceed with may be considered prohibited, please ask us.

Consequences of prohibited promotional methods

If your promotional methods step outside of these terms, your referrals may be rejected and we may disable your affiliate account. We reserve the right to do this and may or may not notify you in the instance that this occurs. Please use allowed promotional methods, and help us to help you succeed as an affiliate!

Important Information

By accepting these terms and conditions you are providing your nonlegal agreement to abide by them. By registering and being approved as an affiliate in our affiliate program you agree that your commissions are subject to approval before they are accepted and subsequently paid.

The affiliate relationship does not represent a professional or formal agreement, and as an affiliate you are not an employee of ShapiroInternational, or BFN Productions Ltd. You agree that this is not a legally binding relationship and as a result may not take legal action against ShapiroInternational or BFN Productions Ltd. These affiliate terms and conditions are subject to change without notice.

Thanks for taking the time to read through these T’s and C’s and for agreeing to them. We look forward to having you on board!

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