AdWorld Media Terms & Conditions
Pursuant to this Agreement, AdWorld Media Copr. (“Adworld”) of 2641 E. Atlantic Blvd, Ste 302, Pompano Beach, FL 33062, and you (“You” or “Publisher”) agree to the following terms and conditions for the receipt of advertising materials (“Creatives”) from advertising Customers (“Customers” or “Advertisers”) or Advertisers receiving ad traffic from Publishers. This includes the serving, tracking and reporting of each Campaign made on the websites of the Adworld Media Corp network of publishers (the “Network”).
AdWorld Media is a service provider and has no effective knowledge about the content in the Publisher´s Website(s) and/or the Advertising Material created by the Advertiser(s), which is published in the Publisher´s Website(s). Publisher and Advertiser are the only responsible parties for such content and will always hold AdWjorld harmless for any responsibility, infringement, damage or loss in relation to such content. If any content is illegal or violates any law in general, and in particular, any intellectual property laws, please request the removal to AdWorld at email@example.com, so we can remove and prevent access to it.
NO EMAIL PROMOTION ALLOWED:
Because of our inability to monitor compliance with the requirements of the “Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act of 2003″ or the “CAN-SPAM Act of 2003” (the “Act”), we will not accept, under any circumstances, any referrals which are sent to us from email promotions or marketing, irrespective of whether the email promotion complies with the requirements of the Act or not. Therefore, any affiliates that attempt to promote our program through email marketing directly or through webpages promoted by email marketing, without written permission from AdWorld, will be automatically terminated without pay.
You may not send traffic from a non-approved website.
You may not send traffic from web pages that contain, promote or refer to child pornography, rape, bestiality, hatred, racism, violence, warez, password trading or from webpages that link to other sites that contain or promote aforesaid.
Publishers are responsible for maintaining their site according to the laws of their county/state/country and no site may contain any material that infringes upon any copyright laws or that promotes illegal substances or activities.
Any attempt to generate impressions or clicks artificially or falsify click uniqueness will be detected by our systems. If you employ such tactics your account will be terminated, you will not be paid, and you will be blacklisted for life. In some cases we will take legal action against persons intentionally attempting to defraud AdWorld.
If you intend to send impressions from within a password protected area, you must provide us with means of access (e.g. usernames and/or passwords). The means of access must be valid at any time we choose during the period in which you send traffic from these areas.
Publishers who are operating a network with Sub-Publishers themselves hereby guarantee to communicate this Agreement to their Sub-Publishers and to monitor and enforce their compliance. Publishers will be held liable for the conduct of their Sub-Publishers.
3. ADVERTISER POLICY
(a) Advertising Material: Advertiser(s) represents and warrants to AdWorld that none of the advertising provided contains:
a. Any material that contain children or minors in adult or sexual situations;
b. Any material that offers illegal products or services; Promotion of incentives for online activity to surf websites, click on ads, or any activity that artificially enhances website or advertiser metrics;
c. Promotion of violence, racial intolerance, or advocacy against any individual, group, or organization;
d. Promotion of fake documents, copied material, or paper mills;
e. Any unauthorized use of third party trademarks that either creates a likelihood of confusion that consumers will believe the products or services originated from the trademark owner, or is likely to dilute the value of a known trademark;
f. Promotion of drugs or any related paraphernalia;
g. Sales or offers of certain weapons, alcohol, tobacco or any related paraphernalia. Advertisements for electronic cigarettes are permitted but cannot contain tobacco;
h. Promotion or any attempt to profit from human tragedy or suffering;
i. Promotion of illegal activities that infringes on the rights of others, including intellectual property rights;
j. Promotion of gambling or online betting that allows U.S. registrations. Any gaming advertisement must be pre-approved, meet a minimum monthly budget requirement, and block U.S. registrations using geo-location and other advanced risk controls. Removing U.S. from the registration field is not considered sufficient. If you would like to advertise a gaming service, please contact us at advertising[at]AdWorld.com and detail your services process for blocking U.S. registrations, and provide the expected monthly budget and planned geo-targeting;
k. Promotion of gambling websites where applicable regulations forbid such promotions. Any Advertiser wishing to promote gambling website hereby warrants that he is legally entitled to promote such gambling sites and that he is fully entitled, pursuant to any applicable regulations, to do so through AdWorld Network and in the particular countries he wishes to advertise. Advertiser also warrants that AdWorld will incur in no liabilities in allowing Advertiser to promote the gambling websites. Advertiser declares that he is in compliance and aware that certain jurisdictions forbid the promotion of gambling websites and require that gambling operators hold a license valid in such jurisdiction prior to allowing users connected from IP addresses belonging to such jurisdictions. Pre-approval received from AdWorld shall not be construed as AdWorld having checked Advertiser’s compliance with the present clause and will not affect Advertiser’s liability pursuant to its failure to comply with the representations and warranties set forth herein. Furthermore, Advertiser undertakes to ensure compliance with the present clause at all times.;
l. Any content that targets to children of age 18 and younger;
m. Adult banners & landing pages must be 18 U.S.C. 2257 compliant;
o. No fake/misleading anti-virus campaigns;
p. No auto-downloading on banner or pop campaigns without the user clicking on the banner;
q. Any material that does not respect particular advertising rules added in the Administration Panel for specific Publisher´s Website(s). Advertiser will indemnify and hold AdWorld harmless of any liabilities, losses or damages of any nature which are directly or indirectly derived from Advertiser’s infringements of this Agreement.
Any violation of Advertising Material policies will result in a termination of the Advertiser account and forfeiture of the remaining Advertiser budget/balance.
(b) Advertising Budget: Advertiser must prepay its advertising budget through Paypal, credit card or wire transfer. Advertiser shall pay all charges in U.S. Dollars or in Euro, according to the currency set up in the AdWorld Administration Panel. Charges are exclusive of taxes. Customer is responsible for paying all taxes, government charges, and reasonable expenses and attorney fees AdWorld incurs collecting unpaid amounts. Charges are solely based on AdWorld Ad Serving Platform measurements, unless otherwise agreed to in writing. Nothing in these Terms or an Insertion Order may obligate AdWorld to do credit to any party. Advertiser acknowledges and agrees that any credit card and related billing and payment information that Advertiser provides to AdWorld may be shared with companies who work on AdWorld’s behalf, such as payment processors and/or credit agencies, solely for the purposes of checking credit, effecting payment to AdWorld and servicing Advertiser’s account. AdWorld reserves the right to withhold deposit or charge Advertiser’s account due to any breach of this Agreement by Advertise
(c) Advertiser Refund Policy: AdWorld strives to offer the best service possible to its clients. Once an Advertiser makes an initial deposit in the AdWorld Ad Serving Platform, Advertiser has six (6) months from the last payment date to ask for a refund of the balance remaining on the account if he isn’t satisfied with the AdWorld Network and have remained in compliance with this Agreement. As soon as an Advertiser makes a second deposit in the AdWorld Ad Serving Platform, it is hereby understood that a refund will only be issued for a balance greater than $200 and a processing fee of 10% will be deducted from the refund. Advertisers canceled / terminated by AdWorld for violating these Terms are not entitled to a refund.
(d) Advertiser Non- Solicitation: During the term of this Agreement, and any renewal thereof, and for one (1) year after its termination for any reason, Advertiser agrees that it will not do business directly or indirectly with any Publisher listed on the AdWorld Network, or directly or indirectly solicit or induce such Publisher to do business directly with the Advertiser. Advertiser understands and agrees that this prohibition is a key consideration and inducement for AdWorld to enter into this Agreement with Advertiser, and to provide the services hereunder.
4. PUPBLISHER USE POLICY
(a) Membership: Membership in the Network is subject to prior approval of Adworld. Adworld reserves the right to refuse service to any new or existing Publisher for any reason, in its sole discretion. Approval of membership in the Network is limited only to the specific root URLs (the “Websites”) for which Publisher has applied for approval by Adworld. Adworld reserves the right, in its sole discretion and without liability to Adworld, to reject, omit or exclude any Publisher or Website for any reason at any time (including, without limitation, if a Website’s text is in a foreign language), with or without notice to the Publisher and regardless of whether such Publisher or Website was previously accepted. In addition, in all Websites in the Network must maintain a privacy statement acceptable to Adworld Media Corp. If Publisher is an individual, Publisher must be at least 18 years of age.
(b) Representation: Publisher represents and warrants that the Websites: (1) are owned by or licensed to Publisher and Publisher has the right to use the entire contents and subject matter contained in the Websites; (2) do not violate any law, statute, ordinance, treaty or regulation; (3) do not infringe in any manner any copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other intellectual property right of any third party; (4) do not breach any duty toward or rights of any person or entity including, without limitation, rights of publicity or privacy, and have not otherwise resulted in or are not likely to result in any consumer fraud, product liability, tort, breach of contract, injury, damage or harm of any kind to any person or entity; (5) are not false, deceptive or misleading; (6) are not defamatory, libelous, slanderous or threatening; and (7) are free of viruses, Trojan horses, trap doors, back doors, Easter eggs, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, “spyware” and other computer programming routines that may potentially damage, interfere with, intercept, or expropriate any system, data or personal information. Publisher also represents, warrants and covenants that: (i) Publisher has the power and authority to enter into and perform its obligations under this Agreement; (ii) Publisher shall not be in violation of any obligation, contract or agreement by entering into this Agreement, by performing its obligations hereunder or by authorizing and permitting Adworld Media Corp to perform the services hereunder; (iii) Publisher shall comply with all of the terms and conditions of this Agreement, as amended from time to time; (iv) all information provided by Publisher to Adworld Media Corp or posted on the Websites by Publisher is truthful, accurate and complete, and is not misleading in any way; (v) Adworld Media Corp is hereby authorized by Publisher to perform all the services described hereunder with respect to Publisher and the Websites; (vi) upon request by Adworld Media Corp, Publisher shall promptly provide a written statement in form acceptable to Adworld Media Corp confirming Adworld Media Corp’s authority hereunder; and (vii) Publisher shall not upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any content, material, data, work, designation, trade or service mark, tradename, link, advertising or services that actually or potentially (a) violates any applicable law or regulation, including, without limitation, false advertising or unfair competition under the law of any jurisdiction, (b) infringes or misappropriates any proprietary, intellectual property, contract or tort right of any person, or (c) to a reasonable person, may be abusive, defamatory, invasive of privacy, harassing, threatening, malicious, otherwise objectionable or in way derogatory about Adworld Media Corp or any other party. Publisher grants Adworld Media Corp and the customer the right and license to transmit the Creatives to the Websites.
(c) Termination: Adworld Media Corp reserves the right to terminate any Publisher’s relationship with the Network at any time, with or without cause, including, without limitation, for reasons set forth in Section 2(e) below. Termination notice may be provided in person or via email, facsimile or mail (either regular mail or overnight courier) and will be effective immediately upon receipt. Upon receipt of such termination notice, Publisher agrees to immediately remove from the Websites any and all of Adworld Media Corp’s software code supplied to Publisher for serving Creatives from Adworld Media Corp or otherwise (collectively, the “Adworld Media Corp Code”). Publisher will be paid, in the next scheduled payment cycle following termination, all legitimate, non-fraudulently accrued, earnings due up to the time of termination. Upon termination all ties to referrals will be permanently severed and Publisher will not receive nor be entitled to receive future referral commissions hereunder.
(d) Content: Adworld Media Corp reserves the absolute right to refuse to affiliate with any Publisher. Adworld Media Corp does not accept Websites that engage in, promote or facilitate illegal or legally questionable activities such as pirating and hacking. This Agreement is voidable by Adworld Media Corp immediately if Publisher fails to disclose, conceals or misrepresents itself in any way. In addition, Adworld Media Corp may in its sole discretion refuse to serve any Website that it deems inappropriate. To insure compliance with this Agreement, any Publishers that change their content after approval for membership MUST notify Adworld Media Corp of the changes in writing IMMEDIATELY. Notices should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
(e) Traffic: Adworld Media Corp reserves the right to terminate Publisher’s relationship with Adworld Media Corp immediately should either (a) the number of Impressions delivered by Publisher total less than 2,500 per month, or (b) the unique Click Through Rate equals .25% or less for any fourteen (14) consecutive calendar day period, or (c) Publisher’s traffic falls below the threshold established by Adworld Media Corp from time to time. Adworld Media Corp reserves the right to change the minimum CTR at any time in response to market pressures.
(f) Defaults: Publisher acknowledges and agrees that Adworld Media Corp may not be able to fill 100% of advertising requests sent to its servers with paying ads. Adworld Media Corp provides free Publisher-defined default redirects expressly for this reason. Publisher-defined defaults ads must adhere to the content guidelines outlined for all Adworld Media Corp Advertisers. Publishers found using default ads that violate the content restrictions of the Customer Agreement will be removed from the network. If Publisher chooses not to specify a default redirect, Adworld Media Corp will display so-called ‘house’ and/or ‘AdCouncil’ ads on Publisher’s website when paid advertising is unavailable. Adworld Media Corp may also display so-called ‘house’ and/or ‘AdCouncil’ ads on Publisher’s Websites when technical difficulties require it. So-called ‘house’ and ‘AdCouncil’ ads are not paid advertising. Under no circumstances does Adworld Media Corp guarantee to provide any percent fill of paid advertising to a Website.
(g) Placement: Publisher shall be solely responsible for placing Creatives on the Websites, which placement shall be subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement. No Creative may be placed on any root URL not specifically approved by Adworld Media Corp for membership within the Network. Banner, Leaderboard, Skyscraper, and Wide Skyscraper Creatives must be placed within 600 pixels of the top of the Webpage (above the page scroll/fold). Adworld Media Corp pop-under or pop-up windows cannot be launched from websites that launch more than a total of two pop windows, including the Adworld Media Corp pop-under. Placement on multiple exit pop and console windows are expressly forbidden and payment will be withheld. Skyscrapers or wide skyscrapers and half page formats cannot be placed on the same page. Text Ads are limited to a total of seven text links per page in any combination of stand alone and/or multiple links. No Publisher will place ads on blank pages, on pages with no content, on top of one another, on non-approved Websites, or in such a fashion that may be deceptive to the visitor, or are designed simply to falsely create page view impressions. Creatives cannot be placed in email messages. In-page Creatives (Banners, Leaderboards, Skyscrapers, Wide Skyscrapers, Rectangles, Medium Rectangles, Half Pages, Text Ads) may not be placed on, chat rooms, and other entities that the Publisher does not have complete control of without prior approval by Adworld Media Corp. Interstitial, and Pop-under Creatives may be placed on forums and chat rooms.
(h) Fraud and Deception: Adworld Media Corp audits every Publisher’s traffic on a daily basis. Publishers that commit fraudulent activities, including false clicks, false impressions, and incentivize clicks, will have their account permanently removed from the Network and will not be compensated for fraudulent traffic, and you agree to this clause. Additionally, Adworld Media Corp reserves the right to register fraudulent Publishers in a global ad network fraud database, for usage by other ad networks. We have several fraud mechanisms at our disposal that will detect most forms within a few days of the initial activity. All Creatives must be served from a Adworld Media Corp server or serving location, or through a Adworld Media Corp approved 3rd-party-hosted server. Stored images that are loaded from a different location will not count towards any statistic or payment. Publishers agree to not artificially inflate traffic counts using a program (including scripts), device, or other means. Excessive page reloading or any other abuse of our system could result in legal action. No Publisher shall induce visitors to click on Creatives based on incentives, provided, however, that, with the prior written approval of Adworld Media Corp, certain language may appear above or below an advertisement served by Adworld Media Corp. Without limiting the foregoing, the following methods of generating visitor interest are unacceptable to Adworld Media Corp and may be grounds for dismissal from the Network: use of unsolicited email or inappropriate newsgroup postings to promote your Website; auto-spawning of browsers or consoles; automatic redirecting of users; clicking on your own banners; blind text links; misleading links; traffic with no referring URL; robot traffic or any other method that may lead to artificially high numbers of impressions or clicks.
It is the OBLIGATION of the (Affiliate, Publisher, Partner) to prove to AdWorld. that they are NOT committing fraud. AdWorld will hold your payment in ‘Pending Status’ until you have satisfactorily provided evidence that you are not defrauding the system. We flag accounts that:
- Have click-through rates that are much higher than industry averages and where solid justification is not evident
- Have click-through rates that are much lower than industry averages
- Have ONLY click programs generating clicks with no indication by site traffic that it can sustain the clicks reported
- Have shown fraudulent leads/clicks/impressions as determined by our clients
- Use fake redirects, automated software, and/or fraud to generate clicks or leads from our programs
- Send large amounts of traffic with no referring URL
- Maintain other statistics that are grossly different from industry averages
(i) Code: Adworld Media Corp Code shall not be modified without prior written consent from Adworld Media Corp. Publisher agrees to use the Adworld Media Corp Code provided by Adworld Media Corp for displaying a Creative not more than ONCE per page view for image-based ads. Ad codes cannot be placed in email messages. Publisher cannot alter, copy, modify, take, sell, reuse, or divulge any Adworld Media Corp Code, except as is necessary to partake in the Network, provided, however, with the prior written approval of Adworld Media Corp, a Publisher may, in certain instances, modify the Adworld Media Corp Code for purposes of inserting certain language pre-approved by Adworld Media Corp either above or below an advertisement served by Adworld Media Corp. Requests for language approval should be sent to email@example.com. Any modifications to Adworld Media Corp Code shall be owned solely by Adworld Media Corp. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Adworld Media Corp grants you a world-wide, revocable, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, limited use license to use, execute, and display the Adworld Media Corp Code solely for purposes of receiving and displaying the Creatives and performing your other obligations hereunder. Except for the limited license expressly granted in this Section, nothing in this Agreement shall be construed as Adworld Media Corp granting you any right, title or interest in or to the Adworld Media Corp Code or any right under any patent, trade secret or other intellectual property rights of Adworld Media Corp. You acknowledge and agree that Adworld Media Corp owns all right, title and interest in and to the Adworld Media Corp Code (including, without limitation, all software and technology underlying any such product, service, and/or information) and all related intellectual and proprietary rights of any kind anywhere in the world. You agree that you will not use the Adworld Media Corp Code, or the results created thereby, or disseminate or distribute any of this information, except as expressly permitted by this Agreement.
(j) Data Reporting (Stats): AdWorld’s ad server will be the official counter for determining the number of Advertising Material delivered under and amounts charged or payable under this Agreement. Any method to artificially and/or fraudulently inflates the volume of impressions or clicks is strictly forbidden. Counts of impressions or clicks will be decided solely on the basis of reports generated by AdWorld Media Corp. Any method to artificially and/or fraudulently inflate the volume of impressions or clicks is strictly forbidden.
(k) Website Access: For purposes of this Agreement, all websites that are owned, operated or hosted by or on behalf of Adworld Media Corp, including, without limitation, Adworld Media Corp’s branded website at http://www.AdWorldMedia.com, are referred to herein collectively as the “Adworld Media Corp Websites.” You agree that you will not use the Adworld Media Corp Websites or any content therein or data obtained therefrom for any other purpose and that you will not disseminate any of this information. You agree that you will not use any automated means, including, without limitation, agents, robots, scripts, or spiders, to access or manage your account with Adworld Media Corp or to monitor or copy the Adworld Media Corp Websites or the content contained therein except those automated means expressly made available by Adworld Media Corp, if any, or authorized in advance and in writing by Adworld Media Corp (for example, Adworld Media Corp-approved third party tools and services). The Adworld Media Corp Websites contain robot exclusion headers and you agree that you will not bypass Adworld Media Corp’s robot exclusion headers (including using any device, software or routine to accomplish that goal), or to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Adworld Media Corp Websites or any program thereon, or Adworld Media Corp system. Without limitation to the foregoing, you further agree that you will not take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the Adworld Media Corp Websites, any programs thereon, or Adworld Media Corp’s infrastructure, as determined by Adworld Media Corp.
(l) Trademarks: Adworld Media Corp’s logos and trademarks and any future trademarks, service marks or logos on all Adworld Media Corp Websites are trademarks of Adworld Media Corp or Adworld Media Corp’s licensors (the “Adworld Media Corp Marks”). Without the prior written consent of Adworld Media Corp or its licensors, Publisher shall not display or use in any manner any Adworld Media Corp Marks.
(m) Your Website: You hereby acknowledge that Adworld Media Corp is not responsible for the content or maintenance of your Websites, or websites owned or operated by any third party (including, without limitation, other advertisers), nor is Adworld Media Corp responsible for order entry, fulfillment, payment processing, shipping, cancellations, returns or customer service concerning orders placed on your Websites or websites owned or operated by any third party (including, without limitation, other advertisers). You represent, warrant and covenant that all information you provide in connection with this Agreement or on your Websites are, and will be, updated to remain, current and accurate. You agree that your Websites do not contain any Adworld Media Corp-owned or licensed content, including, without limitation, any Adworld Media Corp listings, except pursuant to a separate signed agreement with Adworld Media Corp.
(n) Contact Information: To insure timely payment, Publishers are responsible for maintaining the correct contact and payment information associated with their account. Payment Profile information must be updated by the last day of the month to be reflected in the next payment. This must be done by Publisher online using Publisher’s account. Any and all bank/service fees associated with returned or cancelled payments due to any error in the Publisher contact or payment information are Publisher’s responsibility, and will be deducted by Adworld Media Corp upon repayment of such returned or cancelled payments.
(p) Access: All hardware and software necessary for access to Adworld Media Corp services and Creatives is Publisher’s responsibility. Publisher, at its sole cost and expense, shall be solely responsible for providing, maintaining and ensuring that all hardware, software, electrical and other physical requirements for Publisher’s use of the services hereunder, including, without limitation, telecommunications and internet access connections and links, web browsers, bandwidth or other equipment, programs and services required to access and use the services hereunder, are compatible with the Adworld Media Corp Code.
(q) Traffic Limitations: Customer understands and agrees that from time to time the Adworld Media Corp services hereunder may be inaccessible, unavailable or inoperable for any reason, including, without limitation: (i) equipment malfunctions; (ii) periodic maintenance procedures or repairs which Adworld Media Corp may undertake from time to time; or (iii) causes beyond the control of Adworld Media Corp or which are not reasonably foreseeable by Adworld Media Corp, including, without limitation, interruption or failure of telecommunication or digital transmission links, hostile network attacks, the unavailability, operation, or inaccessibility of websites or interfaces, network congestion or other failures. While Adworld Media Corp will attempt to provide the services on a continuous basis, Publisher acknowledges and agrees that Adworld Media Corp has no control of the availability of the services on a continuous or uninterrupted basis. Publisher also understands and agrees that Adworld Media Corp is not responsible for the functionality of any third party website or interface. Terms of this agreement are subject to Adworld Media Corp hardware, software, and bandwidth traffic limitations. Failure to deliver because of technical difficulties does not represent a failure to meet the obligations of this contract.
4) PAYMENT POLICY
“Publisher Earnings” means the total revenue generated by the Publisher using the Advertising Materials less AdWorld margin. Publisher earnings are based on the eCPM generated by the ad zone. AdWorld margin remains at the sole and absolute discretion of AdWorld.. Market rates are less any payment transaction fees, campaign referral fees, cost-of-money / bad-debt fees, and applicable ad serving fees which usually average 10% of gross sales. Adworld Media Corp reserves the right to set and negotiate specific payment terms on an individual basis. Publishers will typically be paid within thirty (30) business days after the end-of-month. Do not invoice Adworld Media Corp; all Publisher invoices are discarded. Publishers will be paid at the account level. All accounts will be settled in US dollars ($US). No check will be issued for any amount less than $50US. All unpaid earnings will rollover to the next pay period. Any Publisher account that goes unpaid for six (6) months becomes subject to immediate payoff and dismissal from the Network. As a condition to Adworld Media Corp’s obligation to make payments hereunder to Publisher, Publisher must have a completed and accurate W-9 (for US-based Publisher’s) on file with Adworld Media Corp or a completed and accurate W-8 (for non-US-based Publisher’s) on file with Adworld Media Corp. Publisher payments will be withheld until the appropriate taxation documents are on file with Adworld Media Corp. Publishers cannot refer themselves as a Publisher or as an Advertiser. Groups of Publishers cannot refer each other. All payments are based on actuals as defined, accounted and audited by Adworld Media Corp. In no event will payments be made on accounts that have not provided proper tax identification information. Adworld Media Corp, reserves the absolute right not to pay any accounts or Publishers that violate any of the terms and conditions set forth herein. Adworld Media Corp will be responsible for determining, in its sole and absolute discretion, what acts and omissions violate this policy, and which acts include activity that is deceptive or fraudulent in nature. Examples of such acts may include, without limitation, clicks without referring URLs, extraordinary high numbers of repeat clicks, and clicks from non-approved root URLs, robots, auto spawning exit pops & consoles, or proxy traffic.”
Publisher understands and agrees that AdWorld acts solely as a third party for the Advertisers; and that AdWorld shall only be liable to Publisher for Publishers Revenue based on payments from Advertisers that it has received without restrictions that constitute immediately-available funds to AdWorld. Publisher agrees that (i) AdWorld shall have no liability or obligation to Publisher for payments due but unpaid from Advertisers; (ii) Publisher will only assert any claims therefore directly against the Advertisers; and (iii) Publisher shall hold AdWorld harmless and indemnify it from any claims or liability related to such unpaid amounts. AdWorld agrees to make every reasonable effort to bill, collect and clear payment from the Advertisers on a timely basis. AdWorld reserves the absolute right not to make any payments if the Publisher violates any of the terms and conditions set forth herein.
5) LIABILITY POLICY
(a) Indemnification: Publisher is solely responsible for any legal liability arising out of or relating to (i) the content and other material set forth on the Publisher Websites and/or (ii) any content or material to which users can link through the Publisher Websites (other than through an advertisement supplied by Adworld Media Corp). Publisher hereby agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Adworld Media Corp and its information providers, officers, directors, affiliates, licensors, partners, licensees, consultants, contractors, agents, attorneys, employees, and third party service providers (each, an “Adworld Media Corp Entity” and collectively, the “Adworld Media Corp Entities”) and employees from and against all claims, actions, liabilities, losses, expenses, damages, and costs (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees) that may at any time be incurred by any of them by reason of any claims, suits or proceedings (a) for libel, defamation, violation of right of privacy or publicity, copyright infringement, trademark infringement or other infringement of any third party right, fraud, false advertising, misrepresentation, product liability or violation of any law, statute, ordinance, rule or regulation throughout the world in connection with the Publisher Websites; (b) arising out of any breach by Publisher of this Agreement (including any representation or warranty herein); or (c) relating to a contaminated file, virus, worm, or Trojan horse originating from the Publisher Websites, except for any of the foregoing directly caused by Adworld Media Corp’s gross negligence or willful misconduct. You agree to be solely responsible for defending any claim against any Adworld Media Corp Entity, subject to Adworld Media Corp’s and such Adworld Media Corp Entity’s right to participate with counsel of its own choosing; provided that you will not agree to any settlement that imposes any obligation or liability on Adworld Media Corp’s or any Adworld Media Corp Entity without Adworld Media Corp’s prior express written consent.
(b) Warranty Disclaimer: THE SERVICES HEREUNDER, THE DATA AND ALL OTHER Adworld Media Corp WEBSITES, SYSTEMS AND CODE (COLLECTIVELY, THE “Adworld Media Corp MATERIAL”) AND ALL CREATIVES, THIRD PARTY WEBSITES, APPLICATIONS AND/OR EMAILS (COLLECTIVELY, THE “THIRD PARTY PRODUCTS”) ARE PROVIDED OR MADE AVAILABLE BY Adworld Media Corp ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, AND Adworld Media Corp EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. PUBLISHER EXPRESSLY AGREES THAT PUBLISHER’S USE OF THE Adworld Media Corp MATERIALS AND THIRD PARTY PRODUCTS, OR ANY PARTY THEREOF, IS AT PUBLISHER’S SOLE RISK.
SPECIFICALLY, BUT WITHOUT LIMITATION, Adworld Media Corp MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY WITH RESPECT TO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING (AND Adworld Media Corp DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY LOSS, INJURY, CLAIM, LIABILITY, PENALTY OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO THE FOLLOWING): (i) THAT THE Adworld Media Corp MATERIALS OR THIRD PARTY PRODUCTS, OR ANY PART THEREOF, SHALL BE FREE OF ERRORS OR OMISSIONS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, TECHNICAL INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS; (ii) THE AVAILABILITY, ACCURACY OR UNINTERRUPTED USE OF THE Adworld Media Corp MATERIALS OR THE THIRD PARTY PRODUCTS OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, ANY CONTENT THEREON OR ANY INTERFACE THERETO; (iii) THAT THE Adworld Media Corp MATERIALS OR THIRD PARTY PRODUCTS, OR ANY PART THEREOF, ARE FREE OF DEFECTS, VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS; (iv) ANY THIRD PARTY WEBSITES OR CONTENT THEREIN DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY ACCESSED THROUGH HYPERLINKS CONTAINED IN ANY Adworld Media Corp WEBSITE; (v) PUBLISHER’S USE OF THE ANY Adworld Media Corp MATERIALS OR THIRD PARTY PRODUCTS; (vi) ANY INFORMATION, SERVICES OR PRODUCTS PROVIDED OR AVAILABLE THROUGH OR IN CONNECTION WITH Adworld Media Corp, THIRD PARTY PRODUCTS, Adworld Media Corp SYSTEMS OR Adworld Media Corp WEBSITES OR ANY RESULTS OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE THEREOF, ANY INFORMATION, SERVICES OR PRODUCTS PROVIDED OR AVAILABLE THEREFROM, OR WEBSITES LINKED THERETO OR THEREFROM; OR (vii) THE SUCCESS OR RESULTS, ECONOMIC OR OTHERWISE, THAT MAY BE OBTAINED BY USE OF, OR OTHERWISE AVAILABLE FROM, THE Adworld Media Corp MATERIALS OR THE THIRD PARTY PRODUCTS, OR ANY PART THEREOF. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO ONE OR MORE OF THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS LIMITED WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS, WHICH MAY VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
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(a) Other: We reserve the right to refuse participation in the Adworld program to certain individuals or companies at our discretion.
We reserves the right to terminate any account that has been idle for more than 30 days.
We reserves the right to amend pay out rates and bonuses at any time. We will notify you in advance of any such amendments.
Our log files will prevail in determining the amount of click throughs.
We will not accept responsibility for delay or failure in performance of this program resulting directly or indirectly from acts of nature or causes beyond our reasonable control.
(c) Public Release: Publisher shall not release any information regarding Campaigns, Creatives, or Publishers relationship with Adworld Media Corp or its customers, including, without limitation, in press releases or promotional or merchandising materials, without the prior written consent of Adworld Media Corp. Adworld Media Corp shall have the right to reference and refer to its work for, and relationship with, Publisher for marketing and promotional purposes. No press releases or general public announcements shall be made without the mutual consent of Adworld Media Corp and Publisher.
(d) Remedy: If any Publisher violates or refuses to partake in their responsibilities, or commits fraudulent activity against us, Adworld Media Corp reserves the right to withhold payment and take appropriate legal action to cover its damages.
(e) Audit: Adworld Media Corp shall have the sole responsibility for calculation of Publisher earnings, including Impressions and click through numbers. In the event Publisher disagrees with any such calculation, Publisher shall send a written request immediately to Adworld Media Corp. detailing, with reasonable specificity, Publisher’s objections to calculations. Thereafter, Adworld Media Corp will provide Publisher with an explanation or, if such calculations are determined by Adworld Media Corp to be incorrect, an adjustment, of the numbers which explanation or adjustment, as the case may be shall be final and binding. In the event no adjustment is necessary, Publisher shall reimburse Adworld Media Corp for its expenses in responding to Publisher’s requests under this Section.
(f) Privacy: Adworld Media Corp’s Privacy Statement is hereby incorporated into this Agreement. Publisher shall be subject to and bound by all of its terms and conditions as applicable.
(g) Assignment: No rights or obligations under this Agreement may be assigned by Publisher without the prior written consent of Adworld Media Corp. Any assignment, transfer or attempted assignment or transfer in violation of this Section shall be void and of no force and effect. Adworld Media Corp and any of its subsequent assignees may assign this Agreement, in whole or in part, or any of its rights or delegate any of its duties, under this Agreement to any party. This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective permitted successors and assigns. The parties agree and acknowledge that no third party has or shall have any rights as a third party beneficiary or otherwise arising from or relating to this Agreement.
(h) Governing Law: This Agreement will be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of Florida, without regard or reference to the conflict of laws provisions thereof. Each party hereto agrees that all disputes and litigation regarding this Agreement and matters connected with its performance shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State of Florida located in Miami, FL or of the Federal courts sitting nearest thereto.
(i) Ability to Enter into Agreement: By executing this Agreement, Publisher warrants that Publisher (or Authorized Representative of Publisher) is at least 18 years of age, and that there is no legal reason that Publisher cannot enter into a binding contract
(j) Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure: “Confidential Information” means any information disclosed to you by Adworld Media Corp, either directly or indirectly, in writing, orally or by inspection of tangible objects, other than information that you can establish: (i) was publicly known and made generally available in the public domain prior to the time of disclosure to you by Adworld Media Corp; (ii) enters the public domain by being made generally available after disclosure to you by Adworld Media Corp, other than through your action or inaction; or (iii) is in your possession, without confidentiality restrictions, prior to the time of disclosure by Adworld Media Corp as shown by your files and records. You shall not at any time (a) disclose, sell, license, transfer or otherwise make available to any person or entity any Confidential Information (except to your employees and agents who have a legitimate need to know such information and are bound in writing by confidentiality and non-use restrictions not less protective than those contained herein), or (b) use, reproduce or copy any Confidential Information, except as necessary in connection with the purpose for which such Confidential Information is disclosed to you and in accordance with the Agreement. You agree to take all measures to protect the secrecy, and avoid disclosure and unauthorized use, of the Confidential Information. You may disclose Confidential Information if required by law, provided that you give Adworld Media Corp prompt written notice prior to such disclosure and you provide assistance in obtaining an order protecting the information from public disclosure, and provided further that any such disclosure is limited to the minimum extent necessary to comply with the legally required disclosure. All Confidential Information shall remain Adworld Media Corp’s personal property and all documents, electronic media and other tangible items containing or relating to any Confidential Information shall be delivered to Adworld Media Corp immediately upon Adworld Media Corp’s request, and also, upon termination of this Agreement. You may not issue any press release or other public statement regarding this Agreement, Adworld Media Corp, and/or Adworld Media Corp’s affiliates, or partners without the prior written consent of an authorized person at Adworld Media Corp.
(k) Independent Contractor: The relationship of the parties is and at all times shall remain one of independent contractors. Neither party is in any way a partner, joint venturer, affiliate, agent or representative of the other for any purpose whatsoever, nor has the legal right or authority to make any representation, warranty, promise, guaranty or agreement in the name of or for the account of the other under this Agreement, except as otherwise expressly authorized by a party under this Agreement.
(l) Notices: Except as expressly set forth herein, any notices to be given by pursuant to this Agreement shall be in writing, signed by Publisher, and sent by: (i) facsimile transmission; (ii) first class certified mail, postage prepaid; (iii) overnight courier service, charges prepaid; or (iv) email, to the party to be notified, addressed to Adworld Media Corp at the following address, or sent by facsimile or by email to the following facsimile number or email address, or such other address, facsimile number or email address as Adworld Media Corp may have substituted by notice given to Publisher as provide below in accordance with this provision. The receipt of such notice shall constitute the giving thereof:
AdWorld Media Corp
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Any notice to be given to Publisher pursuant to this Agreement may be sent by email to Publisher’s email address as identified in Publisher’s account information or by posting on a Adworld Media Corp Website. The sending of such notice shall constitute the giving of notice thereof.
(m) Waiver: No waiver of any term, provision or condition of this Agreement, whether by conduct or otherwise, in any one or more instances, shall be deemed to be, or shall constitute, a waiver of any other term, provision or condition hereof, whether or not similar, nor shall such waiver constitute a continuing waiver of any such term, provision or condition hereof. No waiver shall be binding unless executed in writing by the party making the waiver.
(n) Severability: If any provision of this Agreement is held or made invalid or unenforceable for any reason, such invalidity shall not affect the remainder of this Agreement, and the invalid or unenforceable provisions shall be replaced by a mutually acceptable provision, which being valid, legal and enforceable comes closest to the original intentions of the parties to this Agreement and has like economic effect.
(o) Attorneys’ Fees: If any action in law or in equity is necessary to enforce this Agreement, the prevailing party will be entitled to reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs and expenses in addition to any other relief to which such party may be entitled.