This policy was designed to set out the rules and procedures to make sure we have a clear and fair affiliate program. All Affiliate Partners we work with agree to accept the content of this policy as the basis of how we work together.
0. Affiliate Partnership Status
Qualifying individuals and organizations are selected and approved by the International Tequila Academy. A distinctive landing page and a unique user is created with access to our Affiliate Portal. The affiliate status is live once both the landing page and the user is ready and functional and remains active until cancellation by either parties.
1. Qualifying Purchases and Qualifying Revenue
We will pay the Standard Commission as described at the Fee Statement in connection with “Qualifying Purchases” which occur when a customer buys our products via the following sales flow:
- The customer visits the landing site provided to our Partner
- Customer clicks on “Purchase Now” button adding the product into their cart and navigating directly to the checkout page
- Customer successfully enters all data and the purchase is approved by our payment processor
For each qualifying purchase, our system automatically generates an entry and our Partners can check the total number of referrals as well as the amount owed to them by logging into our Affiliate Portal. Please note that while the unpaid commission amount may give a good indication about the commission to be received, Disqualified Purchases may be deducted. This is explained in the next section.
For each Qualifying Purchase, the corresponding “Qualifying Revenue” is equal to the amount we actually receive from that Qualifying Purchase, less any shipping charges, gift-wrapping fees, handling fees, taxes (e.g. sales tax and VAT), service charges, credits, rebates, credit card processing fees, and bad debt.
2. Disqualified Purchases
There are two major ways in which a purchase counts as disqualified:
- any Product order where a cancellation, return, or refund has been initiated,
- any Product purchased after the cancellation of Partnership / Affiliate status.
In addition and as a general rule to avoid business disruption, if the cash for any sales – regardless of the reason – cannot be recovered by us, that sales counts as a disqualified purchase and no commission will be paid until the funds are recovered. We can only pay commission on what we actually collect.
3. Promotion of our Services
We only want to work with Affiliate Partners who have tested and feel good about promoting our service to earn affiliate revenue from it. We will ask our affiliates for testimonials that will reinforce our partnership and will be used as a reinforcing element for each affiliate’s landing page. We too will use these testimonials to offer further reference or testimonial proof to customers if needed.
We would only ask Affiliate Partners to display and use our brand in a professional manner primarily to promote our services in exchange for a shared revenue and not to use it for any political or otherwise dubious purposes. If in doubt, feel free to reach out so we can avoid any possible issues.
4. Commission ranks and rates
All or our Affiliate Partners are entitled for a commission / shared revenue for successfully converting their referrals as described under section 1 as “Qualifying Sales”. Moreover as part of our Affiliate Partnership, a special discount will be applied to the product to give an extra value to encourage customers to book through our Affiliate Partners.
Currently we have 2 sets of ranks for our Affiliate Partners:
Basic Rank: Every new Affiliate Partner starts here. The basic rate of commission is 45%. This applies to every Qualifying Sales.
Premium Rank: After 75 Qualifying Sales, Affiliate Partners earn the right to get “Lifetime Commissions” for every new customer. This means if a customer referred to us by a Premium Rank Affiliate Partner buys another course from us, there is a 25% commission on each consecutive Qualifying Sales. This is in addition to the 45% initial commission as per the basic rank.
Commission ranks and rates may change – however any changes applied may only affect new Qualifying Sales after the change of the rate of commission. We will communicate these changes and the effects will be traceable via our Affiliate Portal.
5. Commission Fee Reporting and Payment
We will use commercially reasonable efforts to accurately and comprehensively track Qualifying Purchases for the purposes of our internal tracking, and creating and distributing to you our reports summarizing the referrals and commission fees earned by you.
You can access our Affiliate Portal via the following link:
We will pay the commission amounts in the same currency they were earned in. We will make a payment in the first days of each month for all commissions earned the previous month, except for new affiliates, where we reserve the right to pay within 60 days following the end of each calendar month until reaching 5 Qualifying Sales.
Please kindly note that currently the only option available for settling payments is via PayPal. Any associated PayPal fees for the transfers are your costs to bear.
6. Term and Termination
Either you or we may terminate our Affiliate Partnership at any time, with or without cause automatically by giving the other party written notice of termination via email. Such termination is imminent. The Affiliate Partner retains the right for the commission earned up till the point of the termination notice, however loses the right to any commission if a Qualifying Sales is entered into our system after the service / receipt of notification.
7. The legal stuff
NEITHER WE NOR ANY OF OUR AFFILIATES WILL BE LIABLE FOR INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, OR ANY LOSS OF REVENUE, PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, OR DATA ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICE OFFERINGS, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF THOSE DAMAGES. YOU HEREBY WAIVE ANY RIGHT OR REMEDY IN EQUITY, INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO SEEK SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE, INJUNCTIVE OR OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AFFILIATE PARTNERSHIP. NOTHING IN THIS PARAGRAPH WILL OPERATE TO LIMIT LIABILITIES THAT CANNOT BE LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.