about the terms & conditions
By signing up to be an affiliate in the VALUESPOT Limited Affiliate Program (the “Program”) you agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions (the “Terms”). Please ensure that you read them carefully before signing up. These Terms are a legal agreement between VALUESPOT Limited (the “VALUESPOT”), a company registered in the Republic of Kenya and You (the “Affiliate”, “you”).
We reserve the right to update and change the Terms from time to time without notice. Any amendments, modifications, enhancements or changes to the Program including the release of new features and resources made available by us from time to time shall be subject to these Terms. Continued use of the Program after any such changes shall constitute your consent to such changes. You can review the most current version of the Terms at any time here.
Any violation of these Terms may result in, among other things, termination or suspension of your rights to be an Affiliate and forfeiture of any outstanding affiliate referral fee payments earned during the violation.
1. Account Registration and Terms
1.1. You must provide your legal full name, a valid email address, and any other information requested in order to complete the sign-up process for an Affiliate account (“account”)
1.2. You must be 18 years of age or older to join this Program.
1.3. Each account is for use by either a single legal entity (e.g., a company or a partnership) or an individual user. We do not permit you to share your user name and password with any other person nor with multiple users on a network. Responsibility for the security of any user names and passwords issued (including those of any Invitees) rests with you.
1.4. You may not use the Program for any illegal or unauthorized purpose. You must not, in the use of the Program, violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright laws).
2. Referral Links and Promotion
2.1. Once you have signed up for the Program, you will be provided with a URL link and/or a coupon that must be used to identify you when using a link and/or coupon from your site, email or other communications to the VALUSPOT website. It is your responsibility to ensure each such link and/or coupon is correctly formatted.
2.2. We may also provide graphical images that can be used within the links to promote VALUESPOT. You may not modify these images in any way. We reserve the right to change the images at any time without notice.
2.3. You will be solely responsible for the development, operation, and maintenance of your site, social media pages, etc., and for all materials that appear on your site.
2.4. You may not use our name or graphics in any bulk email whatsoever unless we have given our advanced written consent. We may terminate the Agreement if any meaningful spam complaints naming us or our services result from your marketing activities.
2.5. You may not issue any press release with respect to this Agreement or your participation in the Program; such action may result in your termination from the Program. In addition, you may not in any manner misrepresent or embellish the relationship between us and you, say you develop our Services, say you are part of VALUESPOT or express or imply any relationship between us and you or any other person or entity, except as expressly permitted by this Agreement.
3. Referral Fees
3.1. For the sale of a product to be eligible to earn a referral fee, the customer must click-through a link from your site, email, or other communications to the VALUESPOT website and sign up within 30 days of the initial click-through. If they fail to sign up within those 30 days and later return without following your link, you will not earn a referral fee. In case a customer uses a coupon assigned to you, they can apply the coupon at checkout at any time during the period that coupon is applicable.
3.2. We will only pay referral fees on links or coupons that are automatically tracked and reported by our systems. For our systems to track the referral, the visitor must have cookies enabled or use the coupon assigned to you. We will not pay referral fees if someone says they signed up through you but it was not tracked by our system.
3.3. The standard referral fee is 5% of our revenue from customers that you refer (excluding shipping charges and taxes). The referral fee structure is subject to change from time to time at our discretion. The referral fee will be credited to your Affiliate account on the basis of orders actually fully paid. The notification e-mail is not understood as a confirmed commission – this is only a notification, and every payment will be verified based on real transactions. We reserve the right to disqualify referral fees earned through fraudulent, illegal, or overly aggressive, questionable sales or marketing methods. All fees are exclusive of all taxes, charges, levies, assessments and other fees of any kind imposed on your involvement in this Agreement and shall be the responsibility of, and payable by you.
4.1. A summary of sign-ups and statement of referral fees is available to the Affiliate by logging into their Affiliate account. Accrued referral fees are paid via bank transfer or via mobile money roughly once per month, only when you have accrued referral fees total Ksh 2,000 or more. The Affiliate will then raise a payment request to VALUESPOT for the indicated amount from the online Affiliate account area. You must have a valid bank or mobile money account to receive referral fees, as we do not offer payment via cheque/check, credit card, cash or other method.
4.2. Customer payments refunded or payments charged-back due to credit card fraud do not qualify for referral fees. Consequently, accrued referral fees are only paid after the 15-day return and refund period as per our Returns and Refunds policy to ensure the revenue VALUESPOT earned is secured. We may also delay crediting of referral fees subject to risk analysis considerations and Anti-Money Laundering procedures.
5. Customer Definition
Every customer who buys a product through this program is deemed to be a customer of VALUESPOT. Accordingly, all of our rules, policies, and operating procedures concerning pricing, customer orders, customer service, and product sales will apply to those customers. We may change our policies and operating procedures at any time. VALUESPOT is not responsible for any representations made by the Affiliate that contradict our rules, policies or operating procedures.
6. Pricing and Availability
We will determine the prices to be charged for products sold under this Program in accordance with our own pricing policies. Products prices and availability may vary from time to time. Because price changes may affect products that you have listed on your site or social media page, you should not display product prices on your site. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to present accurate information, but we cannot guarantee the availability or price of any particular product.
7. Copyrighted and Trademarked Materials
You are solely responsible for ensuring that your reviews, product descriptions and articles (if applicable at your site or social media page) obey all applicable copyright, trademark, and other laws. VALUESPOT will not be responsible if you use another party’s copyrighted or trademarked material in violation of the law.
8. Terms of the Agreement and Programme
The term of this Agreement will begin upon our acceptance of your Program application and will end when terminated by either party. Either you or we may terminate this Agreement at any time, with or without cause, by giving the other party notice of termination. Notice by e-mail and/or to your address on our records is considered sufficient notice to terminate this Agreement. VALUESPOT reserves the right to end the Program at any time. Upon Program termination, VALUESPOT will pay any legitimate outstanding earnings.
VALUESPOT, in its sole discretion, has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Program, or any other VALUESPOT product/service, for any reason at any time. Such termination will result in the deactivation or deletion of your Affiliate Account, and the forfeiture and relinquishment of all potential or accrued referral fees in your Account if they were earned through fraudulent, illegal, or overly aggressive, questionable sales or marketing methods. VALUESPOT reserves the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time. Upon the termination of this Agreement for any reason, you will immediately cease use of, and remove from your site, all links to the VALUESPOT website and all our images and other materials provided under the Program.
10. Relationship of Parties
You and we are independent contractors, and nothing in this Agreement will create any partnership, joint venture, agency, franchise, sales representative, or employment relationship between the parties. You will have no authority to make or accept any offers or representations on our behalf. You will not make any statement, whether on your site, social media page, or otherwise, that reasonably would contradict anything in this Agreement.
11. Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitations of Liability
11.1. Except as expressly set forth above and to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, VALUESPOT makes no warranty of any kind, express, implied or statutory, regarding the VALUESPOT website or products, and all such warranties, including, without limitation, the implied warranties of merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose are hereby expressly disclaimed by VALUESPOT. The Affiliate acknowledges that VALUESPOT has not represented or warranted that the VALUESPOT website will be uninterrupted, error free, without delay or without compromise of the security systems and features therein and appurtenant thereto. No representations or warranties of any kind are made by VALUESPOT with regards to any services provided by any service provider, supplier, or authorized distributor.
11.2. VALUESPOT and any of the VALUESPOT’s officers, directors, employees, shareholders or agents of any of them, exclude all liability and responsibility for any amount or kind of loss or damage that may result to you or a third party (including without limitation, any direct, indirect, punitive or consequential loss or damages, or any loss of income, profits, goodwill, data, contracts, use of money, or loss or damages arising from or connected in any way to business interruption, and whether in tort (including without limitation negligence), contract or otherwise) in connection with this Program.
11.3. To the extent that in a particular circumstance any disclaimer or limitation on damages, losses or liability set forth herein (whether direct, indirect, consequential, incidental or special) is prohibited by applicable law, then, instead of the provisions hereof in such particular circumstance, VALUESPOT (and its shareholders, directors, officers, employees, Affiliates and representatives) shall be entitled to the maximum disclaimers and/or limitations on damages and liability available at law or in equity by such applicable law in such particular circumstance.
11.4. If your use of material provided under this Program results in the need for servicing, repair or correction of equipment, software or data, you assume all costs thereof. The VALUESPOT’s maximum aggregate liability under or in connection with these Terms, or any collateral contract, whether in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise (a “Claim”), shall be limited to a sum equal to the aggregate amount which we are obliged to pay you in the six (6) month period immediately prior to the period giving rise to such Claim.
11.4. No action, whether based in contract, strict liability or tort, including any action based on negligence, arising out of the performance of this Agreement, may be brought by the Affiliate against VALUESPOT more than twelve (12) months after such cause of action accrued.
Any dispute relating in any way to this Agreement (including any actual or alleged breach hereof), any transactions or activities under this Agreement or your relationship with us or any of our affiliates shall be submitted to confidential arbitration in the Republic of Kenya Arbitration Act, No. 4 of 1995 and its subsequent amendments and shall be conducted under the rules then prevailing of the Kenya Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. The arbitrator’s award shall be binding and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, no arbitration under this Agreement shall be joined to an arbitration involving any other party subject to this Agreement, whether through class arbitration proceedings or otherwise.
All notices given by you to us must be given to the following address below:
P.O. Box 21065-00505
Phone: +254 792 193 134
We may give notice to you at the e-mail address you provided to us when registering. Notice will be deemed received and properly served 24 hours after an e-mail is sent. In proving the service of any notice, it will be sufficient to prove in the case of an e-mail, that such e-mail was sent to the specified e-mail address of the addressee.
14. Events Outside Our Control
14.1. We will not be liable or responsible for any failure to perform, or delay in performance of, any of our obligations hereunder that is caused by events outside our reasonable control (a “Force Majeure Event”).
14.2. A Force Majeure Event includes any act, event, non-happening, omission or accident beyond our reasonable control and includes in particular (without limitation) the following: (a) strikes, lock-outs or other industrial action; (b) civil commotion, riot, invasion, terrorist attack or threat of terrorist attack, war (whether declared or not) or threat or preparation for war; (c) fire, explosion, storm, flood, earthquake, subsidence, epidemic or other natural disaster; (d) impossibility of the use of public or private telecommunications networks; (e) the acts, decrees, legislation, regulations or restrictions of any government.
14.3. Our performance is deemed to be suspended for the period that the Force Majeure Event continues, and we will have an extension of time for performance for the duration of that period. We will use our reasonable endeavors to bring the Force Majeure Event to a close or to find a solution by which our obligations under these Terms may be performed despite the Force Majeure Event.
15.1. If we fail, at any time to insist upon strict performance of any of your obligations under these Terms, or if we fail to exercise any of the rights or remedies to which we are entitled hereunder, this shall not constitute a waiver of such rights or remedies and shall not relieve you from compliance with such obligations.
15.2. A waiver by us of any default shall not constitute a waiver of any subsequent default.
15.3. No waiver by us of any of these Terms shall be effective unless it is expressly stated to be a waiver and is communicated to you in writing.
If any of these Terms are determined by any competent authority to be invalid, unlawful or unenforceable to any extent, such term, condition or provision will to that extent be severed from the remaining terms, conditions and provisions which will continue to be valid to the fullest extent permitted by law.
17. Entire Agreement
17.1. These Terms and any document expressly referred to in it represents the entire agreement between us in relation to the use of the Program and supersedes any prior agreement, understanding or arrangement between us, whether oral or in writing.
17.2. We each acknowledge that, in entering into these Terms, neither of us has relied on any representation, undertaking or promise given by the other or be implied from anything said or written in negotiations between us prior to entering into these Terms except as expressly stated herein.
17.3. Neither of us shall have any remedy in respect of any untrue statement made by the other, whether orally or in writing, prior to the date we entered into these Terms (unless such untrue statement was made fraudulently) and the other party’s only remedy shall be for breach of contract as provided in these Terms.
18. Governing law and jurisdiction
This legal notice shall be governed by and construed in accordance with law of the Republic of Kenya. Disputes arising in connection with this legal notice shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Kenyan Courts.