Nautilus Affiliate Program Terms & Conditions
Welcome to Nautilus! Thanks for joining our Affiliate program.
These following terms and conditions apply to individuals who are accessing or using the Program both as a merchant (“we” or “merchant”) and an affiliate (“you” or “affiliate”) who refers customers to use products or services from the merchant.
By participating in the Program, Affiliate agrees to use the Program in the manner specified in, and is bound by these Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions in their entirety you are not authorized to register as an Affiliate or participate in the Program in any manner.
Affiliate Program Features:
- $50 commission on annual subscriptions
- $10 commission on monthly subscriptions
- 30-day cookie duration
- Dedicated affiliate manager
Please read our affiliate terms and conditions carefully before you join our program or begin marketing our program.
After receiving your application, we will review your website and notify you of your acceptance or rejection into our Program. Please allow up to 72 hours for your application to be reviewed. We reserve the right to reject any application. However, we encourage you to contact us if you feel we have made an incorrect decision. Include all of the websites that you use in your profile to help us make a better decision.
LINKING TO OUR WEBSITE
Upon acceptance into the Program, links will be made available to you through the affiliate interface. Your acceptance into the program means you agree to and abide by the following:
- Only use the linking code obtained through the affiliate interface without manipulation.
- All domains that use your affiliate link must be listed in your affiliate profile.
- 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 manner.
- You may not engage in cookie stuffing or include pop-ups, as well as 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).
- 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.
TRANSACTION LOCK DATES
All sales will remain in a “sales pending period” and will not lock until 30 days following the date of the transaction. The minimum threshold for payouts is $100. Once the threshold is met, all payments will be processed via PayPal at the end of the month following the lock date.
If you are enrolled in our Program and participate in PPC advertising, you must adhere to our PPC guidelines as follows:
- You may not bid on any of our trademarked terms (which are identified below), including any variations or misspellings thereof for search or content-based campaigns on Google, MSN, Yahoo, Facebook, or any other network.
- You may not use our trademarked terms in sequence with any other keyword (i.e., Nautilus Magazine Coupons).
- You may not use our trademarked terms in your ad title, ad copy, display name, or as the display URL.
- You may not direct link to our website from any Pay Per Click ad or use redirects that yield the same result. Affiliate links must be directed to an actual page on your website.
- You may not bid in any manner appearing higher than Nautilus for any search term in position 1-5 in any auction-style pay-per-click advertising program.
If you automate your PPC campaigns, it is your responsibility to exclude our trademarked terms from your program and we strongly suggest you add our trademarked terms as negative keywords. We have a strict no-tolerance policy on PPC trademark bidding. You will forfeit all commissions for a minimum of the past 30 days and your commission will be set to 0% without warning if you engage in PPC trademark bidding that uses our trademarked terms.
Trademarked Terms: Nautilus, Nautilus Magazine
If you are enrolled in our Program and your Website promotes coupon codes, you must adhere to our Coupon Guidelines as follows:
- You may ONLY advertise coupon codes that are provided to you through the affiliate program.
- Posting any information about how to work around the requirements of a coupon/promotion (i.e., first-time customers only) will result in removal from the program.
- Coupons must be displayed in their entirety with the full offer, valid expiration date, and code.
- You may NOT use any technology that covers up the coupon code and generates the affiliate click by revealing the code(s).
- You may NOT advertise coupon codes obtained from any non-affiliate marketing channel, including coupon codes from our email, paid search, or any other non-affiliate advertising campaigns.
- You may NOT give the appearance that any ongoing offer requires clicking from your website in order to redeem. For example, if all items on the site have free shipping over $100, you may not turn this into an offer that infers that the customer must click from your site to get this deal.
COUPON ATTRIBUTION & AUTHENTICATION
Affiliates whose primary business is posting coupons, who are viewed by the program as being a coupon site, and/or who are tagged as coupon in our system, may not be paid commissions for sales generated without a corresponding valid coupon code. Valid codes are defined as codes that are made available to the affiliate channel in general, through newsletters, and directly or privately to affiliates. Coupon codes that are not real, expired, not specific (i.e., up to 40% off sale items), or are long-term site-wide offers that do not require a code may not be considered valid codes and the affiliate will not be given commission on these orders.
Promoting Nautilus through a sub-affiliate network is permitted, however, you must be completely transparent with regard to where traffic from your sub-affiliates originated. Sub-affiliate networks must ensure that all sub-affiliates promoting the Nautilus affiliate program adhere to our program terms and conditions. This includes restrictions on advertising through toolbars, browser extensions, and through any paid placements such as pay-per-click campaigns. Sub-affiliate networks must also receive approval prior to allowing any type of coupon sub-affiliate to promote the Nautilus program.
Failure to comply with our sub-affiliate network terms may result in a loss and/or reduction of commission from sales made through any sub-affiliate that does not comply with our program terms.
Use of any of our trademarked terms as part of the domain or sub-domain for your website is strictly prohibited (i.e., Nautilus-coupons.com or NautilusMagazine.yourstore.com).
ADVERTISING & PUBLICITY
- As an affiliate, we expect you to abide by the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 (Public Law No. 108-187) with respect to our Program.
- Email must be sent on your behalf and must not imply that the email is being sent on behalf of Nautilus.
Promotion on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms is permitted following these general guidelines:
- You ARE allowed to promote offers to your own lists; more specifically, you’re welcome to use your affiliate links on your own Facebook, Twitter, email, and pages. For example, you may post, “Save 50% with the annual digital Nautilus membership”
- You ARE PROHIBITED from posting your affiliate links on Nautilus Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. company pages in an attempt to turn those links into affiliate sales. Everyone stay on their own social pages, please.
- You ARE PROHIBITED from running Facebook ads with Nautilus trademarked company name.
- You ARE PROHIBITED from creating a social media account that includes Nautilus’ trademark in the page name and/or username.
OPERATIONS OUTSIDE UNITED STATES
If you are conducting business in or taking orders from persons in other countries, you will follow the laws of those countries. For example, you will comply with the European Union’s Privacy and Electronic Communications Directive if you are conducting business in or taking orders from persons in one or more of the European Union countries.
FTC DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS
You must include a disclosure statement within any and all pages, blog/posts, or social media 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.
- Disclosures should be placed above the fold; scrolling should not be necessary to find the disclosure (e.g. disclosure should be visible before the jump).
- Pop-up, hover state, and button disclosures are prohibited.
- Disclosure policy applies to all social media, even when space is restricted (e.g., tweets)
- Disclosures should be made in the same medium as the claim (e.g., video, text)
For more information about FTC disclosure requirements, please review the FTC’s “Dot Com Disclosures” Guidelines at http://www.ftc.gov/os/2013/03/130312dotcomdisclosures.pdf (example 21) and the FTC’s Endorsement Guidelines at http://business.ftc.gov/advertising-and-marketing/endorsements. If you engage in so-called “native advertising,” you further agree to comply with the FTC’s Enforcement Policy Statement on Deceptively Formatted Advertisements at https://www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents/public_statements/896923/151222deceptiveenforcement.pdf and the related guidelines.