Paws N Claws Couture
INDEPENDENT INFLUENCER AGREEMENT
The Paws N Claws Couture Ambassador program is open to anyone 18 years or older. This Independent Influencer Agreement (including any schedules, exhibits or addenda attached hereto, the “Agreement”), is made and entered into as of the date identified below (the “Effective Date”), by and between Paws N Claws Couture (“Paws N Claws Couture”) and the influencer identified below (“Independent Influencer” or “you”). In consideration of the mutual promises contained herein, the parties agree as follows:
*** Services ***
The Independent Influencer Program. Independent Influencer agrees to provide to Paws N Claws Couture under the terms and conditions of this Agreement, services (the “Services”) in connection with Paws N Claws Couture's Ambassador Program (the “Program”). As part of the Services, Independent Influencer will generate and post content (including, without limitation, text, videos and images) regarding Paws N Claws Couture brand and Paws N Claws Couture products on Independent Influencer’s dedicated Paws N Claws Couture Web page (the “Influencer Page”) and on Influencer's Instagram, Instagram Story, Twitter, Facebook, blog and potentially YouTube and Pinterest (the “Social Channels”) (collectively the “Content”) in an effort to generate sales.
Independent Influencer agrees to:
* Devote such of his/her time, resources and best efforts to the Services as is reasonably necessary to perform them in a professional and diligent manner
* Comply with all applicable laws and regulations.
* Determine, in his /her discretion, the time, place, manner, means, methods and independent/personal resources by which the Services are performed and achieved.
* Provide and utilize his/her own equipment, tools and other resources in performing the Services but Paws N Claws Couture will provide to Independent Influencer certain informational materials to facilitate the creation of Independent Influencer's created content to his/her Influencer Page and/or Social Channels (such templates and other materials are collectively referred to as the “Paws N Claws Couture Materials”).
* Will be responsible for (1) creating and editing the Content (2) publishing such content in Influencer's Page or posting such Content on the Social Channels. All such Content that is uploaded to the Influencer Page will be posted to the Influencer Page subject.
* If requested, provide to Paws N Claws Couture any social media materials to be reposted by Paws N Claws Couture as needed.
It is understood and agreed that Independent Influencer will be an independent contractor, is not and will not be considered an agent or employee of Paws N Claws Couture (or any of its affiliates or related entities), and shall have no authority to bind Paws N Claws Couture (or its affiliates or related entities) by contract or otherwise.
*** Commission ***
For Qualifying Orders in a calendar month, Paws N Claws Couture will pay to Independent Influencer commission payments in accordance with the following table, with the exception that Paws N Claws Couture could have promos that could go to higher percentages as incentive, all details of such promos to be at Paws N Claws Couture's sole discretion and communicated to Independent Influencer in due time:
10% of NET sales; excluding Shipping and Taxes
For purposes of this Commission Appendix, each Qualifying Order shall count as one Qualifying Order, regardless of the number of Paws N Claws Couture Products that are purchased pursuant to such Qualifying Order.
*** Restrictions ***
Independent Influencer agrees that they will not:
(1) Make any derogatory statements about Paws N Claws Couture and/or Paws N Claws Couture products
(2) Link to any third-party websites, other than the Social Channels, on the Influencer Page or otherwise redirect visitors of the Influencer Page to third-party websites not affiliated with Paws N Claws Couture
(3) Resell or distribute any Paws N Claws Couture products, including those received for free or as gifts, for commercial purposes, other than via the Influencer Page
(4) Promote Paws N Claws Couture products, the Paws N Claws Couture brand, or the Program and/or the Influencer Page via any paid media channels
(5) Promote Paws N Claws Couture products, the Paws N Claws Couture brand, the Program and/or the Influencer Page via any website, media, social media, or electronic presence or resource that may be considered pornographic, lewd, offensive, or discriminate
(6) Engage in any fraudulent transactions, as reasonably determined by Paws N Claws Couture, including without limitation making transactions from Influencer's IP addresses or computers under Influencer's control
*** Compensation ***
In consideration for the Services, Paws N Claws Couture will pay to Independent Influencer a percentage of the Net Revenue (as defined below) collected by Paws N Claws Couture in accordance with the Commission Appendix below (the “Commission(s)”). For purposes of this Agreement, “Net Revenue” means gross fees received by Paws N Claws Couture from Qualifying Orders (as defined below), less amounts paid for using store credit or gift certificates, taxes, duties and transaction-based costs and expenses, including but not limited to payment process fees and shipping fees. For purposes of this Agreement, “Qualifying Orders” means purchases of Paws N Claws Couture product(s) via the Influencer Page that are made by a method of payment accepted by Paws N Claws Couture. The Commission is also only paid to Independent Influencer if the Qualifying Order is final -any returns will cause that specific Commission to be deducted out of the month payouts. The Commission will be calculated solely based on records maintained by Paws N Claws Couture using its standard methodologies. Paws N Claws Couture will pay Independent Influencer its Commission on a monthly basis generally on the 30th of every month.
Commissions due hereunder will be made by Paws N Claws Couture to Independent Influencer through its payment processor (“Payment Processor”), which, as of the Effective Date, is PayPal Holdings, Inc. Independent Influencer is solely responsible for creating and maintaining a Payment Processor account, and communicating such account information to Paws N Claws Couture for purposes of receiving the payments set forth herein. Paws N Claws Couture is not responsible for making any payments based on any amounts which result from any fraudulent transactions, as reasonably determined by Paws N Claws Couture, including without limitation any transactions originating from Influencer 's IP addresses or computers under Influencer's control.
*** Confidentiality ***
Definition. “Confidential Information” means all trade secrets and confidential or proprietary information, whether or not in writing, concerning Paws N Claws Couture's business technology, business relationships or financial affairs which Paws N Claws Couture has not released to the general public. By way of illustration, Confidential Information includes, but is not limited to, information or material which has not been made generally available to the public, such as:
(i) corporate information , including plans, strategies, method, policies, resolutions, negotiations or litigation;(ii) marketing information, including strategies methods, customer identities or other information about customers, prospect identities or other information about prospects, or market analyses or projections; (iii) financial information, including cost and performance data
(iv) operational and technological information, including plans, specifications, manuals, forms, templates, software, designs, methods, procedures, formulas, discoveries, inventions improvements, concepts and ideas; and (v) personnel information, including personnel lists, reporting or organizational structure, resumes, personnel data. Confidential Information also includes information received in confidence by Paws N Claws Couture from its customers or suppliers or other third parties.
*** Non-Disclosure and Non-Use Obligations ***
Independent Influencer will not, at any time, without Paws N Claws Couture's prior written permission, either during or after the term of this Agreement, disclose any Confidential Information to anyone outside of Paws N Claws Couture, or use or permit to be used any Confidential Information for any purpose other than the performance of the Services for or on behalf of Paws N Claws Couture. Independent Influencer will cooperate with Paws N Claws Couture and use best efforts to prevent the unauthorized disclosure or use of any and all Confidential Information. Independent Influencer will deliver to Paws N Claws Couture all copies of Confidential Information in Independent Influencer's possession or control upon the earlier of a request by Paws N Claws Couture or termination of this Agreement for any reason.
Information of Third Parties. Independent Influencer understands that Paws N Claws Couture is now and may hereafter be subject to non-disclosure or confidentiality agreements with third persons which require Paws N Claws Couture to protect or refrain from use of Confidential Information. Independent Influencer agrees to be bound by the terms of such agreements in the event Independent Influencer has access to such Confidential Information.
*** Intellectual Property Rights & Content License***
Independent Influencer hereby grants to Paws N Claws Couture and its subsidiaries, affiliates, licensees, agents, representatives, successors and assigns:Unrestricted, fully-paid, royalty free, exclusive, transferable and irrevocable rights, power and authority to use, reproduce, publish, print, distribute, transmit, copy or otherwise use any of the Content, worldwide and perpetually, in whole or in part, in any medium known now or later discovered, for the purpose of its advertisements, promotions, marketing activities, public relations, educational and other commercial or non-commercial purposes, subject only to the payment made to Independent Influencer in section 2 hereof.
Independent Influencer shall have the revocable, unlimited, perpetual and worldwide right to use the Content, for Independent Influencer’s promotional purposes, in any and all media now known or hereafter developed.
With respect to Content which portrays Independent Influencer’s face, body and voice (the “Restricted Materials”), Paws N Claws Couture shall have the right to use the Restricted Materials upon prior approval from Independent Influencer.
*** Other Developments ***
Independent Influencer hereby grants to Paws N Claws Couture and its affiliated companies, successors and assigns, the royalty-free, perpetual, unrestricted, transferable, irrevocable sublicensable, non-exclusive, worldwide right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display any content or other materials, other than the Content, (1) submitted to Paws N Claws Couture in connection with the Program or (2) otherwise created by Independent Influencer in
connection with the Services, (collectively, the “Other Developments”)
*** Paws N Claws Couture Materials and Trademark ***
Except for Independent Influencer's limited right to use the Paws N Claws Couture Materials solely in connection with performing the Services, Paws N Claws Couture retains all right title and interest in the Paws N Claws Couture Materials, including all related intellectual property rights. Paws N Claws Couture hereby grants to Independent Influencer, a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use and display Paws N Claws Couture's name, website address, logo and trade names (the “Marks”), solely in connection with performing the Services.
Independent Influencer agrees that any use of the Marks:
Will comply with Paws N Claws Couture's quality standards and trademark guidelines, which may be provided by Paws N Claws Couture to Independent Influencer from time to time. The Marks are proprietary and nothing in this Agreement constitutes the grant of a general license for their use. Independent Influencer does not acquire any right, title or interest in the Marks or the goodwill associated therewith. Independent Influencer agrees not to (A) attack the Marks or assist anyone in attack in the Marks, and (B) make any application to register the Marks or use any confusingly similar trademark, service mark, trade name, iconography, or derivation thereof including, but not limited to, the registration of any domain name including any of the Marks, during the term of this Agreement and thereafter.
*** Federal Trade Commission Requirements ***
Independent Influencer acknowledges and agrees that the provisions of the Federal Trade Commission's Guides Concerning Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising (the “Guides”) apply to Independent Influencer's provision of the Services hereunder. Independent Influencer represents and warrants that he or she has read and understands the Guides and their requirements, and that the Content and Other Developments (including, without limitation, social media communications regarding Paws N Claws Couture products, the Paws N Claws Couture brand and/or the Program) will contain clear and prominent disclosures compliant with the Guides.
*** Independent Influencer Social Channels ***
In connection with performing the Services, Independent Influencer may link certain of his or her Social Channels to the Influencer Page. If Independent Influence so elects, Paws N Claws Couture may link to, and stream content from such Social Channels on its websites, social media channels and in other Paws N Claws Couture advertising and promotional materials.
*** Representations and Warranties ***
Independent Influencer represents and warrants that:
* He or she is at least 18 year of age and legally allowed to live and work in his/her country of residence
* The Services will be performed in a professional, lawful and workmanlike manner, in accordance with any terms and conditions set forth herein and in the Paws N Claws Couture Materials;
* The Content and Other Developments are Independent Influencer' s original work not subject to intellectual property or other claims
* Use of the Content and Other Developments by Paws N Claws Couture will not infringe or involve the misappropriation of any third-party rights
* All clearances and licenses relating to the use of the Content or Other Developments have been obtained by Independent Influencer
* Except as expressly set forth herein, no fee, compensation or any other payment whatsoever will be payable by Paws N Claws Couture for any Content or Other Developments or any content or material incorporated therein to any third party;
* He or she will comply with all applicable local, state, regulatory, and federal laws, rules and pertinent regulations.
*** Indemnification ***
Independent Influencer shall indemnify and hold Paws N Claws Couture, its affiliates and their respective directors, officers, agents and employees harmless from and against all claims, demands, losses, damages and judgments, including court costs and attorneys' fees, arising out of or based upon the Services and/or Independent Influencer's performance thereof including, but not limited
to, (a) any claim that the Services provided hereunder or, any related intellectual property rights or the exercise of any rights in or to any Content, Other Development, Influencer IP or related intellectual property rights infringe on, constitute a misappropriation of the subject matter of, or otherwise violate any patent, copyright, trade secret, or trademark of any person or breaches any person' s contractual rights; and (b) any breach or alleged breach by Independent Influencer of any representation, warranty, certification,
covenant, obligation or other agreement set forth in this Agreement.
*** Term; Termination ***
This Agreement will commence on the Effective Date and continue until terminated as set forth herein. Either party may terminate this Agreement for convenience upon at least seven (7) days' prior written notice thereof to the other party. Paws N Claws Couture may, in addition to any other rights it may have at law or in equity, terminate this Agreement immediately and without prior notice if Independent Influencer refuses to or is unable to perform the Services or is in breach of any material provision of this Agreement. Upon any termination of this Agreement, all rights and duties of the parties toward each other shall cease, except that the following Sections shall survive: 2 (with respect to any Net Revenue accrued during the term of this Agreement but not yet paid); 3, 4(a), 4(b), 4(c) and 5 through 13 (inclusive).
*** Independent Contractor; No Agency ***
Independent Influencer is not and shall not be deemed an employee, agent, joint venture or partner of Paws N Claws Couture, and neither party shall have any right or authority to assume or create any obligation on behalf of or bind the other party in any manner whatsoever.
*** Limitation of Liability ***
IN NO EVENT SHALL PAWS N CLAWS COUTURE, ITS AFFILIATES, THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUPPLIERS, OR LICENSORS (EACH, A “PAWS N CLAWS COUTURE PARTY”) BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT, THE PAWS N CLAWS COUTURE PRODUCTS AND/OR THE PROGRAM, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, EVEN IF SUCH PAWS N CLAWS COUTURE PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY
NOT APPLY. IN SUCH STATES, THE LIABILITY OF THE PAWS N CLAWS COUTURE PARTIES SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
*** Governing Law, Jurisdiction and Venue ***
The provisions of this Agreement will be construed and enforced in accordance with, and any dispute arising out of or in connection with this Agreement, including any action in tort, will be governed by, the laws of the COMMONWEALTH OF NORTH CAROLINA. Each party hereby irrevocably submits to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts within COMMONWEALTH OF NORTH CAROLINA.
*** Notices ***
All notices or other communications, required or permitted to be given hereunder, shall be in writing and shall be delivered electronically, personally or mailed, certified mail, return receipt requested, postage prepaid, to the parties at their addresses as set forth above. Any notice given electronically shall be deemed received on the business day following transmission. Any notice mailed in accordance with the terms hereof shall be deemed received on the third day following the day of mailing. Either party may change the address to which such notices to such party may be given hereunder by serving proper notice of such change of address to the other party.
*** Equitable Relief ***
Independent Influencer and Paws N Claws Couture agree that it would be impossible or inadequate to measure and calculate Paws N Claws Couture's damages from any breach by Independent Influencer of this Agreement. Accordingly, Independent Influencer and Paws N Claws Couture agree that if Independent Influencer breaches this Agreement; Paws N Claws Couture will have available, in addition to any other right or
remedy available and notwithstanding anything to the contrary in Section 10 above, the right to obtain from any court of competent jurisdiction an injunction restraining such breach or threatened breach and specific performance of Sections 3, 4 and Section 8. Independent Influencer and Paws N Claws Couture further agrees that no bond or other security shall be required in obtaining such equitable relief and Independent Influencer and Paws N Claws Couture, hereby consent to the issuances of such injunction and to the ordering of such
*** Miscellaneous ***
If any provision of this Agreement is found to be invalid by any court or arbitrator having competent jurisdiction, then the meaning of said provision shall be construed, to the extent feasible, so as to render the provision enforceable, and if no feasible interpretation would save such provision, it shall be severed from the remainder of this Agreement which shall remain in full force and effect. Failure of Paws N Claws Couture to act on or enforce any provision of this Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of that provision or any other provision of this Agreement. No waiver shall be effective against Paws N Claws Couture unless made in writing, and no such waiver shall be construed as a waiver in any other or subsequent instance. Except as expressly agreed by Paws N Claws Couture and Independent Influencer, this Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between Independent Influencer and Paws N Claws Couture with respect to the subject matter, and supersedes all previous or contemporaneous agreements, whether written or oral, between the parties with
respect to the subject matter. The section headings are provided merely for convenience, and shall not be given any legal import. Neither this Agreement nor any right hereunder or interest herein may be assigned or transferred by Independent Influencer without the express written consent of Paws N Claws Couture. Paws N Claws Couture may assign any or all of its rights and obligations under this Agreement
without Independent Influencer's written consent to any affiliate or to another third-party affiliate by way of merger, acquisition, consolidation, or sale or transfer of all or substantially all of Paws N Claws Couture's assets or capital stock. Any attempted assignment, delegation or transfer to a third party in violation hereof shall be null and void. Subject to the foregoing, this Agreement shall
be binding on the parties and their successors and assigns.
*** End Program & Term Length ***
We have the right to withdraw you from the program anytime, without question if we find that you are not abiding by the terms and conditions, are participating in illegal activity, or express hateful or discriminating views.
Term of Brand Affiliates: 3 Months from receiving acceptance email.
If accepted Ambassador is responsible for purchasing their own items
Ambassadors that use their own referral code to make purchases will be deleted from program, referral code is not for self use. You will be given your own code to purchase items at a discount.
Ambassador is responsible for referrals using their code to get sales, if linked is not clicked or codes not used we do not go back and make adjustments, it is solely the Ambassadors responsibility to make sure their code/link is used to get commission.
Ambassador codes will not work while a sale is going on, it can not be combined.