CITY Boots Affiliate Program
Please read our affiliate terms and conditions carefully before you join our program or begin marketing our program. These terms and conditions are written in plain language intentionally avoiding legalese to ensure that they may be clearly understood and followed by affiliates. Each Affiliate is responsible for assuring that its employees, agents and contractors comply with these terms and conditions.
As used in these terms and conditions: (i) “We”, “us”, or “our” refers to CITY Boots and our website; (ii) “you” or “your” refers to the Affiliate; (iii) “our website” refers to the CITY Boots properties located at www.cityboots.com; (iv) “your website” refers to any websites that you will link to our website; (v) “Program” refers to the CITY Boots Affiliate Program.
After receiving your application, we will review your website and notify you of your acceptance or rejection into our Program. Please allow up 48 hours for your application to be reviewed. We reserve the right to reject any application, however we encourage you to contact us if you feel we have made an incorrect decision. Including all of the websites that you use in your profile will help us make a better decision.
LINKING TO OUR WEBSITE
Upon acceptance into the Program, links will be made available to you through the affiliate interface. Your acceptance in our program means you agree to and abide by the following.
You will only use linking code obtained from the affiliate interface without manipulation.
All domains that use your affiliate link must be listed in your affiliate profile.
Your Website will not in any way copy, resemble, or mirror the look and feel of our Website. You will also not use any means to create the impression that your Website is our Website or any part of our Website including, without limitation, framing of our Website in any manner.
You may not engage in cookie stuffing or include pop-ups, false or misleading links on your website. In addition, wherever possible, you will not attempt to mask the referring url information (i.e. the page from where the click is originating).
Using redirects to bounce a click off of a domain from which the click did not originate in order to give the appearance that it came from that domain is prohibited.
Use of any of our trademarked terms as part of the domain or sub-domain for your website is strictly prohibited i.e. CITYBoots.website.com or www.CITYBOOTS-coupons.com
Promotion on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms is permitted following these general guidelines:
You ARE allowed to promote offers to your own lists; more specifically, you’re welcome to use your affiliate links on your own Facebook, Twitter, etc. pages. For example: You may post, “25% off sale at CITY Boots through Wednesday with code CITYBOOTS25.”
You ARE PROHIBITED from posting your affiliate links on CITY Boot’s Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc. company pages in an attempt to turn those links into affiliate sales.
You ARE PROHIBITED from running Facebook ads with CITY Boot’s trademarked company name.
Web Site - Unacceptable Web Sites
Websites that include any of the following: inappropriate conduct, inappropriate business names or URLs, business-to-business platforms, banner farms, harmful, threatening, defamatory, obscene, sexually explicit harassing, or racially, ethnically, or otherwise objectionable, such as sites that: promote sexually explicit materials; promote violence; promote discrimination based on sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age; promote or support political or religious positions or affiliations; promote illegal activities; are considered offensive or controversial; or infringe or otherwise violate any copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property rights.
Web Site - Use of Logos and Trademarks in Web sites
Affiliates may NOT bid on the CITY Boots or any derivations thereof. Affiliates may NOT use Broad (the matching of a search listing or advertisement to selected keywords in any order) or Phrase (match type specifying that ad should be displayed when the phrase plus other words are entered as part of the search term). match keyword options at any time. Affiliates may NOT use CITY Boots as keywords or phrases in meta tags or other SEO efforts. Affiliates may NOT use symbols such as ©, ® and ™ in conjunction with the term CITY Boots. Affiliates may NOT use the following verbiage in text ads: Official Site, Official Website, Official Web Site. Affiliates may NOT state or imply that they are the “Official Site” or “Official Store”
Coupons and Promotional Codes
Publishers may only use coupons and promotional codes that are provided exclusively through the affiliate program
Allowed - Must be validated with cityboots.com first
ADVERTISING & PUBLICITY
You shall not create, publish, distribute, or print any written material that makes reference to our Program without first submitting that material to us and receiving our prior written consent. If you intend to promote our Program via e-mail campaigns, you must adhere to the following:
Abide by the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 (Public Law No. 108-187) with respect to our Program.
E-mail must be sent on your behalf and must not imply that the e-mail is being sent on behalf of CITY Boots.
E-mails must first be submitted to us for approval prior to being sent or we must be sent a copy of the e-mail.
REVERSAL & COMMUNICATION POLICY
CITY Boots takes pride in its very low reversal rate, which we attribute to open communication with our affiliates. However, we reserve the right to reverse orders due to order cancellations, duplicate tracking, returns, disputed charges, and program violations as outlined in these terms and conditions.
Additionally, if we ask you for clarification or more information on any orders or clicks that we suspect may be in violation of our terms and conditions, we expect that you will respond in a timely and honest manner. Below are violations of our communications policy.
You are not forthcoming, intentionally vague or are found to be lying.
You are not responsive within a reasonable time period and after multiple attempts to contact with information listed in your network profile.
You cannot substantiate or validate the source of your traffic to our program with clear and demonstrable proof.
If any of the above apply, then we reserve the absolute right to reverse orders, set your commission to 0% or suspend you from the program for the period or orders in question. We know that many violations are a result of automated processes; however it is incumbent upon each affiliate to ensure that it has the appropriate checks and balances in place to pro-actively address these issues and adhere to our program rules.
FTC DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS
You shall include a disclosure statement within any and all pages, blog/posts, or social media posts where affiliate links for our affiliate program are posted as an endorsement or review, and where it is not clear that the link is a paid advertisement. This disclosure statement should be clear and concise, stating that we are compensating you for your review or endorsement. If you received the product for free from us or from the affiliate management team for review, this also must be clearly stated in your disclosure.
Disclosures must be made as close as possible to the claims.
Disclosures should be placed above the fold; scrolling should not be necessary to find the disclosure. (e.g. Disclosure should be visible before the jump).
Pop-up disclosures are prohibited.
For more information about FTC disclosure requirements, please review the FTC's "Dot Com Disclosures" Guidelines at http://www.ftc.gov/os/2013/03/130312dotcomdisclosures.pdf ; and the FTC's Endorsement Guidelines at