Referral Program Terms & Conditions

Newsletter Referral Program from The Daily Dot

Terms & Conditions

The Newsletter Referral Program from The Daily Dot terms and conditions (“Referral Terms”) govern your participation in the Newsletter Referral Program from The Daily Dot (the “Program”). The Daily Dot’s website Terms of Use and Privacy Policy are incorporated into these Referral Terms by this reference. In the event of a conflict between these Referral Terms and The Daily Dot’s website Terms of Use, the provisions of these Referral Terms will govern on all matters related to the Program.

By referring a new subscriber to the The Daily Dot newsletter or otherwise participating in the Program, the participant agrees to these Referral Terms. The Daily Dot reserves the right to disqualify any user from participating in the Program at any time in its sole discretion. A violation of these Referral Terms may result in your disqualification and/or a forfeiture of all Qualifying Referrals (defined below) and/or Rewards (defined below) previously earned through the Program. The Daily Dot reserves the right to revoke any Qualifying Referral and/or Reward, or otherwise disqualify any Ambassador (defined below) or Referred Subscriber (defined below), in the event of any suspected fraud or violation of these Referral Terms.

Program Overview

Those who qualify as Ambassadors (defined below) can refer eligible friends and family to subscribe to the Daily Dot Newsletter (“Newsletter”) by using the Site (defined below) to share a unique Referral Code (defined below). Ambassadors earn Rewards (defined below) based on the number of Qualifying Referrals (defined below) made, as further described below.

1. Eligibility:

The Program is open only to current Newsletter subscribers who: (i) reside in the 50 United States or DC; (ii) have a Daily Dot account in good standing; (iii) are at least 18 years of age or older; and (iv) share referral links from the Daily Dot (“Ambassador”). Daily Dot employees are not eligible to participate.

2. Program Website:

To participate, eligible individuals must visit the Program website (the “Site) and agree to these Referral Terms. Information submitted or obtained in connection with the Program will be subject to The Daily Dot’s Privacy Policy available at From the Ambassador’s email, the Ambassador can visit the Site to learn more about the Program, read these Referral Terms, access their unique referral code that must be used to make referrals (“Referral Code”), and track the status of referrals.

3. Using the Site to Refer New Subscribers:

The Program offers Ambassador the opportunity to earn rewards based on the number of Qualifying Referrals (defined below) made (“Rewards”). Referrals of potential new subscribers must be initiated via the Site using the Ambassador’s Referral Code. The Site provides Ambassador with options for sharing their Referral Code via several channels, including email and social media. Sharing of a Referral Code via any other method or through any means other than through the Site will not count as Qualifying Referrals (defined below). Referral emails will not be sent to recipients who have opted out of receiving emails from The Daily Dot. Ambassador must not promote the Program through paid media, such as billboards, banner advertisements, or sponsored search results. Ambassador must not enter into an arrangement with any third party that compensates that third party for promoting the Program or referrals.

4. Qualifying Referrals:

In order to earn Rewards, Ambassador must make “Qualifying Referrals.” A Ambassador has made a Qualifying Referral when: (1) the Ambassador, using the Site, initiates a referral to a person 18 years or older who uses the Ambassador ’s Referral Code to sign up for a new subscription to the Newsletter (the “Referred Subscriber”); (2) the Referred Subscriber clicks the Ambassador’s Referral Code; (3) the Referred Subscriber subscribes to the Newsletter and accepts all applicable subscription terms and conditions; and (4) the Referred Subscriber maintains the Newsletter subscription for at least 60 days. If a Referred Subscriber’s subscription is terminated within 60 days, The Daily Dot has the right in its sole discretion to void the referral (such that it does not constitute a Qualifying Referral) and to rescind any Reward earned or provided in connection with such referral. Referrals by, or subscriptions obtained by, any non-human or fraudulent method, including any “bot” or automated program, are not valid and will not constitute Qualifying Referrals or count toward Rewards. Referrals to existing Newsletter subscribers do not count as Qualifying Referrals or count toward Rewards.

5. Rewards:

Rewards will be provided only to Ambassadors who, as of the date the Reward is to be provided, are a Newsletter subscriber and have a Daily Dot account in good standing. The type of Rewards will be determined by The Daily Dot and are subject to change in The Daily Dot’s sole discretion. Rewards are also subject to availability.

Here is the list of the current rewards:

  • 3 Qualifying Referrals: Daily Dot stickers
  • 5 Qualifying Referrals: Daily Dot water bottle
  • 10 Qualifying Referrals: Daily Dot biodegradable phone case
  • 15 Qualifying Referrals: Daily Dot mug
  • 25 Qualifying Referrals: Daily Dot t-shirt
  • 50 Qualifying Referrals: Daily Dot hoodie

Unless otherwise determined by The Daily Dot, Rewards will be offered to each Ambassador in the order specified above as the specified quantities of Qualifying Referrals are achieved by the Ambassador. Rewards are based on the total quantity of Qualifying Referrals per Ambassador and are made in the order of the quantity achieved.

6. Restrictions:

Ambassadors should only distribute their Referral Codes in a manner consistent with these Referral Terms. Referrals must be created and distributed in a personal manner, and bulk Referral distribution is prohibited. Social media platform terms of use and/or community guidelines may apply to referrals made via social media. Any distribution of your Referral Code that could constitute unsolicited commercial or “spam” messages under any applicable law or regulation is expressly prohibited and will be grounds for disqualification from the Program.

7. General Provisions:

The Program is void where prohibited or restricted. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Referral Terms or the respective rights and obligations of the participants and The Daily Dot in connection with the Program shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Texas. Any legal proceedings arising out of this Program or relating to these Referral Terms shall be instituted only in the federal or state courts located in Travis County within the State of Texas, waiving any right to trial by jury, and each participant consents to jurisdiction therein with respect to any legal proceedings or disputes of whatever nature arising under or relating to any of the foregoing. In the event of any conflict between these Referral Terms and any Program information provided elsewhere (including but not limited in advertising or marketing materials), these Referral Terms shall prevail. The Daily Dot reserves the right to modify, substitute, or otherwise change Rewards, Qualifying Referral criteria, and/or eligibility criteria under the Program, and to alter, modify, suspend, limit, or terminate the Program or any component thereof or these Referral Terms at any time in its sole discretion and without notice to you. The Daily Dot has the right to modify these Referral Terms at any time in its sole discretion, including without limitation if a virus, technical problem, participant fraud, or misconduct or other cause beyond the control of The Daily Dot corrupts the administration, integrity, security or proper operation of the Program or if for any other reason The Daily Dot is not able to conduct the Program as planned. The Daily Dot has the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify or prohibit from participating in the Program any individual who, in The Daily Dot’s sole discretion, The Daily Dot determines or believes (i) has tampered with the registration, enrollment and/or subscription process or has undermined the legitimate operation of the Site or the Program by cheating, hacking, deception or other unfair practices, (ii) has engaged in conduct that annoys, abuses, threatens or harasses any other participant or any representative of The Daily Dot, or (iii) has attempted or intends to attempt any of the foregoing. You agree The Daily Dot will not have any liability for any modification, suspension, or termination of the Program, even if any modification, suspension, or termination affects your ability to obtain any Rewards already earned. Upon termination of the Program, your unused Qualifying Referrals will automatically be cancelled, and you will not be permitted to redeem those Qualifying Referrals for Rewards. The Daily Dot is not responsible for Qualifying Referrals or Rewards lost due to fraudulent or unauthorized use. You agree not to engage in fraud or abuse in your use of the Program. Any fraud or abuse relating to your accumulation of Qualifying Referrals or Rewards, or submission of referred Newsletter subscribers, may result in the annulment of all Qualifying Referrals and/or Rewards earned under the Program. The Daily Dot reserves the right to monitor all Program activity and disqualify you from participating in the Program if it believes, in its sole discretion, that you have violated any terms applicable to the Program, provided false or inaccurate information, or abused the Program. The Daily Dot will have final decision in any disputes over Qualifying Referrals, Rewards, and your participation in the Program. By participating in this Program, each participant agrees to be bound by these Referral Terms. These Referral Terms may not be reprinted or republished in any way without the prior written consent of The Daily Dot.

By participating in the Program, each participant agrees, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, that (a) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Program or any Reward will be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action (Note: Some jurisdictions do not allow restricting access to class actions. This provision will not apply to participants who live in such a jurisdiction); (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with participating in the Program, but in no event attorneys’ fees; (c) under no circumstances will any participant be permitted to obtain any award for, and each participant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, special, incidental or consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and (d) each participant’s sole and exclusive remedy with respect to any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Program or any Reward will be an action at law for the recovery of monetary damages only.