Updated February 2019
By participating in the Printers Row Publishing Group (“PRPG” or the “Company”) Influencer program, you (the “Influencer”) are agreeing to all of the following Terms and Conditions (the “Agreement”). If you do not agree to or understand any of the language in or provisions of this Agreement, then we ask that you please refrain from signing up, or participating in any of our promotions. The responsibility rests on you to completely understand any & all terms before becoming an Influencer.
As an Influencer, you are expected to act with honesty, comply with U.S. Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) guidelines (FTC guidelines), including disclosure of the fact that PRPG has given you the book(s), and adhere to all laws. By participating in the Brand Ambassador Program (“BA Program”) offered by PRPG you agree to the following Terms and Conditions.
I understand that Printers Row Publishing Group (PRPG) would like the Influencer’s assistance in promoting / offering / selling PRPG’s products via Influencer’s own social media accounts. Influencer will endorse and promote PRPG products to the target audience. Influencer is independent and not an employee of PRPG or its affiliates.
PRPG will not provide monetary compensation to Influencer. See Tier Guidelines for book and other materials provided to Influencer in consideration for Influencer’s Services.
- HOW DO I KNOW IF I’M ELIGIBLE?
There are 3 basic requirements for participating an Influencer for PRPG.
1) Influencer must be 18 years or older to participate.
2) Influencer must be in good standing with the FTC
3) Influencers must be in compliance with all FTC guidelines, and the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
PRPG reserves the unconditional right to accept or deny any Influencer who enters the program on our website.
The Influencer agrees and understands that if any of their communications associated with or for this program (marketing, websites, blog posts, videos, audios, emails, Instagram, Tweets, Facebook posts, etc.) are deemed offensive or inappropriate, that Influencer will be deemed, at the sole discretion of the Company, ineligible to participate in any and/or all Influencer promotions. The Influencer in question will then be disqualified from receiving any further commission, recognition, communication or compensation from PRPG.
The Influencer may also be immediately removed from any and all promotions and Influencer subscription (and will be in violation of this Agreement) if, at the sole discretion of the Company, the Influencer’s marketing:
- Contains unlawful material, including but not limited to materials that may violate another’s intellectual property rights, or links to a site that contains such material;
- Contains information regarding, promotes or links to a site that provides information about or promotes illegal activity;
- Promotes, depicts or links to material that promotes or depicts discrimination based on race, gender, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, or age;
- Contains, promotes or links to sexually explicit or violent material;
- Uses the Influencer’s banners, brand name, likeness, images, and videos, on their own websites, thus creating market and consumer confusion (which is usually referred to as copyright or trademark infringement, and is illegal). In short, you may not present our banners, images, or videos as if they are your own on your own sites or any other sites, as it may cause a customer to opt-in thinking they are signing up to receive our communications, rather than yours;
- For any other reason, is deemed to be unsuitable by the Company;
PRPG reserves the right to disqualify and revoke an Influencer’s standing from any Influencer program based on inappropriate behavior or marketing by the Influencer, and to amend this Program or Agreement at any time without notification to Influencer.
In short, only ethical, honest means of promoting our Company are acceptable.
- CREATIVE CONTROL
Influencer will retain creative control over the content, subject to the other requirements and agreements in these Terms and Conditions.
- IMAGE SPECIFICATIONS
Influencer must include original lifestyle photos (no stock photography) in sponsored posts and must not mention other brands than PRPG brands and imprints in those posts.
- COPY POINTS
Influencer will come up with his or her own copy. PRPG will provide copy points for the Influencer to put in his or her own words and incorporate into the campaign; however there is no requirement to use the provided copy. PRPG encourages Influencers to write their own words.
- TRACKING LINKS/CODES
PRPG will provide tracking links for the influencer to incorporate into sponsored content, upon request.
This Influencer campaign is exclusive. No brand or imprint names, other than PRPG’s, may appear or be mentioned in the sponsored post, and any use of PRPG brands or imprints must be in compliance with PRPG style guidance.
Influencer is required to post images on Instagram. Posting on other platforms is not required, but encouraged.
- LENGTH OF PARTNERSHIP
Minimum partnership of three months is required. Influencer or PRPG may terminate partnership at any point after the initial three-month period by giving official notice in writing via email. PRPG reserves the right to terminate the partnership at any time if Influencer is found in violation of the Agreement.
All photos must be posted within 3 months of receiving books.
The Influencer will deliver the agreed number of posts on the agreed platforms on behalf of PRPG according to the delivery schedule specified by PRPG in the Tier Guidelines. The Services shall conform to the specifications and instructions of PRPG as outlined in detail in the Tier Guidelines, abide by the rules of the relevant social media platforms, and are subject to PRPG’s acceptance and approval upon request.
- PREVIEW OF POSTS
Preview of posts are not necessary, unless requested specifically by PRPG.
Influencer owns all images. PRPG has the right to use Influencer’s images on marketing materials and social media platforms, and by participation in this partnership, Influencer licenses PRPG the right to use Influencer’s images created for this program, on a perpetual, non-exclusive, world-wide basis, without payment, with or without attribution, in PRPG’s sole discretion.
- TIER GUIDELINES
Specific campaign requirements are explained in the Tier Guidelines.
- RELATIONSHIP OF PARTIES
Although we love our Influencer, nothing in this Agreement shall be deemed to create a partnership, joint venture, agency relationship, or employment relationship between PRPG and the Influencer. Under no circumstances will PRPG be held liable for any actions or results of the Influencer.
Influencer is participating in the Influencer program as a fully independent entity and is responsible for any and all federal, state, local, and/or foreign income taxes, gift taxes, and self-employment taxes, and any and all other federal, state, and local licenses, fees or taxes, or sales tax, including withholding taxes, social security taxes, and public liability and worker’s compensation insurance.
- CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT
The Influencer hereby agrees not to copy, alter, share, use, duplicate, distribute, or adapt any of PRPG’s confidential information which is not directly provided or approved by PRPG, or any confidential information – disclosed or otherwise – that comes into its possession under or in relation to this Agreement.
Confidential information includes, but is not limited to, the following types of private information and other proprietary information of a similar nature regarding PRPG’s business: sales figures, software passwords, PRPG list size, list contents, ideas, stories, activities, curriculum, event format, presentation materials, presentation content, inventions, financial information, business plans, business processes, marketing plans, marketing strategies, marketing copy, financial projections, customer lists, customer financial information, personal information of executives, sponsorship strategies, relationships with other vendors, media delivery concepts and systems, including, but not limited to, web-based delivery systems, technical data, software designs, drawings, specifications, models, source code, object code, documentation, diagrams, flow charts, and other similar information that is proprietary to and confidential information of PRPG.
The Influencer shall not disclose the terms of this Agreement to any third party other than to the Influencer’s employees and agents who (a) have a need to have access to such information (b) agree in writing to comply with the confidentiality provisions of this Agreement.
This Agreement imposes no obligation of confidentiality on the Influencer with regard to any portion of PRPG’s confidential information (a) that is part of the public domain at the time of disclosure; or (b) that becomes part of the public domain without any unauthorized act by or omission of the Influencer; or (c) if Influencer can demonstrate by written records that he/she had independently developed knowledge of such confidential information prior to the date of disclosure; or (d) if permission to use or disclose said confidential information is first obtained by Influencer in writing from PRPG; or (e) if Influencer is required by law, regulation, rule, act, or order of any court or other government authority or agency to disclose such confidential information and then only to the extent required; provided, however, that Influencer, to the extent lawful, first notifies PRPG and assists PRPG in any effort to maintain the confidentiality of such disclosure, including without limitation, seeking a protective order.
- INDEMNIFICATION AND LIABILITY
The Influencer agrees to indemnify and hold PRPG harmless from and against any and all losses, claims, damages, liabilities, costs, and expenses (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or resulting from Influencer’s participation in the Program or other acts or omissions, except to the extent judicially determined to have resulted from Company’s gross negligence or willful misconduct.
If any provision or covenant, or part thereof, of this Agreement should be held by any court or other tribunal with appropriate jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, either in whole or in part, then such invalidity, illegality, or unenforceability shall not affect the validity, legality, or enforceability of the remaining provisions or covenants, or any part thereof, of this Agreement, all of which shall remain in full force and effect.
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