These terms and conditions govern your participation in TemplateMonster’s Affiliate Program. Every partner is required to get familiar with the following information and fulfill each point.
1. Program Overview
The affiliate program is an instrument that allows specific web users groups to get their passive income. These include bloggers, YouTubers, freelancers, web-studios, and other related companies. In other words, all the people who are engaged in promoting different business projects will find the program useful. As a result, one starts earning money by promoting his or her affiliate ID.
The affiliate ID is a specific URL including the unique referral ID. Due to it, the program tracks the traffic and sales. The referral link is a specific URL including the individual affiliate ID. It has the following structure: https://www.templatemonster.com/?aff=affiliate, where affiliate will be your referral ID.
2. Enrollment in the Program
To join the affiliate program, one needs to go through the registration process. It is necessary to share personal information, some additional information, and payout methods.
After this, the partner gets access to the affiliate panel. It is powered by Post Affiliate Pro.
This service makes it possible to keep track of traffic, sales statistics, send payout requests, get available promotional tools, as well as find answers to the frequently asked questions.
Cookies are valid for 60 days. In other words, the customer needs to purchase our digital item or service within 60 days after the initial click-through. In addition to this, the program follows the “first cookie wins” model. It means that the customer links to the affiliate whose link he or she has clicked for the first time.
Please mind that when a customer visits templatemonster.com without using affiliate cookies, he is assigned cookies from the TemplateMonster marketplace. Even after a customer places an order using an affiliate link afterward, the purchase won’t count as an affiliate sale because the customer already visited TemplateMonster marketplace before.
TemplateMonster and MonsterONE use the same cookies. In the future, cookies policy may undergo some changes.
2.1 Promotional Instruments
Every affiliate can take advantage of various promotional instruments in their promotional campaign. These include not only links, but also banners, articles, showcases, ready-made videos, updates of existing posts, social media posts, pop-ups, and hello-bars.
2.2. Ready-Made Shop (RMS)
Besides signing up to the TemplateMonster affiliate program, you can also install an RMS theme on your website and sell products from the marketplace under the white label agreement. RMS is a different type of partnership. Whenever a customer buys a web design asset on your site, he/she is not redirected anywhere. The order is completed on your site, without a customer knowing that the chosen item was released in the marketplace. An affiliate partner earns a 30% commission from every order users place on your shop (it includes the first and all consecutive orders placed on your site).
If you need more details about RMS or have any questions, feel free to send your queries to email@example.com
3. Program Commission
The affiliate gets 30% commissions from all new visitors referred sales. Please mind that affiliates do not receive commissions for the sales made by our loyal and returning clients. When it comes to referred affiliates (or sub-affiliates), one gets a 5% commission.
You are not allowed to register yourself as a sub-affiliate. In case one attempts to do this, we have the right to end the affiliate membership, stop his other affiliate accounts, and withhold all his unpaid commissions.
4. Referral Fees Payouts
When affiliate partners send commission withdrawal requests, they should verify personal details within 10 business days. Otherwise, their accounts will be disabled.
The minimum payout amount that can be transferred is $100. The available commission payout methods are PayPal, Bank/Wire Transfer, and WebMoney. It takes up to 5-10 business days after the request to process the commission. In case we need to verify some important details or check the affiliate for the illegal activity, it might take a little bit longer. We can postpone the payment if the applicant does not respond through the communication means specified in the profile. If the applicant cannot explain his or her promotional activity and prove them to be legitimate, we have the right to block the money requests. If the sum exceeds the minimum transfer of $100, one can get the money via PayPal or WebMoney. One will get the commission within 5-10 business days after the request if the money sum exceeds the minimum amount of $500 for Wire Transfer payments .
When the partner requests a payout for the first time, he or she needs to go through the personal details verification process. It is possible to confirm the personal information using any identity document copy (the passport, driver’s license, or another document).
4.1. Commission Withdrawal Options
There are 2 commission withdrawal options available to TemplateMonster affiliates:
When new members sign up to the affiliate program, they have the freedom to choose between two commission withdrawal options. It’s set as default settings that TemplateMonster affiliates will receive regular payments once a month. If an affiliate wants to request payments manually, he needs to disable regular payments in the affiliate panel.
Regular payments are sent from the 15th to the 20th day of each month. On the 15th day of the month, the previous month’s commission will be changed. For example, on February 15, an affiliate will receive changes for all orders that were placed in January.
Manual payments submitted upon an affiliate’s request will be sent from the 20th to 25th day of the month every month. An affiliate can send a commission withdrawal request up to the 20th day of each month, inclusively.
5. Affiliate Obligations
TemplateMonster reserves the right to block accounts that stay inactive for 6 months or more. It relates to a customer, author, and affiliate accounts.
We can deactivate an account if an affiliate partner stays inactive for a year (meaning they neither logged in to the admin panel nor generated traffic or sales.)
If the affiliate partner violates the rules of the affiliate program (e.g., uses branded keywords in their promo campaigns), TemplateMonster can disable affiliate account and discharge their commissions.
All information provided in your affiliate account must be real. Furthermore, you can create only one affiliate account. One needs to be ready to verify hisy personal info at any time. The partner might need to show one or more official government or legal documents to confirm his or her identity. These include the passport, driver’s license, national ID card, or other legal document copies. If one fails to provide the required information, we have the right to terminate the account and withhold all the unpaid commissions.
The affiliates may NOT bid for ‘templatemonster’ and ‘motocms’ or variations or misspellings in PPC programs such as Google Adwords. You may NOT use forwarding or masking your domain name when directing your domain name’s visitors to our site.
This is the list of TemplateMonster.com branded keywords you MUST avoid in advertising:
After signing up for the affiliate program, it is necessary to identify the site or sites you want to use for your promotional campaign. There are several cases that allow us to reject the request. Your website is not eligible for our program if:
Moreover, there are some promotional methods that we consider to be unsuitable.
Finally, it is essential to agree with us if you need to transfer the affiliate account ownership to another person. We have the right to check the link placement and approve the use of any other promotional tools. You are the one who is responsible for your site, its design, development, operation, and all the published content. it should be kept in mind that any violation of the Agreement might lead to the affiliate account termination and unpaid commission withheld.
Those partners, who purchase ready-made templates for themselves (self-referrals), are not the affiliate program participants. Self-referrals receive a 10% discount off their purchase of any product in the TemplateMonster digital marketplace. To get a promo-code, one needs to get in touch with the manager.
6. Order Processing
We have the right to reject orders that do not meet certain requirements. In addition to this, we are responsible for all the order steps, including processing, fulfillment, cancellation, processing, refunds, and payments.
It is possible to use only those payment methods that are offered by the program. We can also add or remove a payment method without any prior notice. You are not allowed to integrate your scripts into order processing.
Keep in mind that your affiliate link needs to be properly formatted. In any other case, you will not be able to track your activity, get the reports, receive and be refunded the commission.
7. Term of Agreement
The Agreement comes into force after we’ve approved your application. It will last until one of the parties chooses to terminate the Agreement. Either we or you have the right to end the Agreement at any time. However, it is crucial to provide another party with a written notice about termination.
TemplateMonster reserves the right to change the terms of the affiliate program. In case any changes are made, all affiliate partners will receive a notification to their email addresses used in the affiliate program.
9. Limitation of Liability
We are not liable for your use of the information and content available through our website or the website itself. It also concerns all the compensatory, indirect, special, incidental, and consequential damages. Furthermore, we have no liability for any third-party claims of any nature.
We provide all the products, information, and other content “as-is” or “as available”. All warranties are disclaimed. All the information available is error-free and does not have any viruses or harmful components. All information you use in the course of this Agreement is provided with all faults. In other words, the user has the entire risk as to satisfactory quality, performance, accuracy, and effort. The negation of damages set forth above is fundamental elements of the basis of the bargain between you and us. No advice or information you get from us from or through our resource will create any warranty, representation, or guarantee not expressly stated in this Agreement.
If you have any questions about our affiliate program, please, get in touch with the affiliate manager by emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org.