Welcome to the Portland Earthquake Kits Affiliate Program!
Do you have a website or service that might promote our products? Would you like to make money referring customers to our site? If so, we encourage you to register as a Portland Earthquake Kits Affiliate using the links below. Anyone can apply, there are no minimum limits, and we’d love to have your help in getting our fellow Americans prepared for earthquakes we know are coming someday – as well as other types of natural disasters. If you are approved, you will be given a unique referral ID that you can use to promote Portland Earthquake Kits products via referral links. Check out your private Affiliate Area for visits and referrals information, creatives, graphs and more!
All affiliate registrations are approved and moderated. Please enter in the following information accurately, and be sure to read the Terms and Conditions before registering. Please note that the review process may take a few days – we know you are eager to join our team of affiliates, and we appreciate your patience!
Commissions and payouts
We pay out a 6% commission on purchases of Portland Earthquake Kit products using your referral links. The commissions are paid directly to your bank account or debit card in the first week of every month. As we have a 30-day money back guarantee, we only pay commissions that are older than 30 days. The minimum payout balance is $50.00, meaning that commissions will accrue until reaching the minimum payout balance of $50. We do not allow referrals to be generated on your own purchases. We do not offer recurring referrals.
In order to receive a payout for your referrals, you must register your bank account or debit card with our payouts service.
Here are the details of our program in summary:
- Anyone can register as an affiliate
- You’ll receive 6% commission on every purchase you refer
- Minimum payout balance of $50.00, and no maximum payout (payment in USD)
- Commissions older than 30 days will be paid within the first week of each month
- Referrals are paid out to your bank account or debit card
- Referrals cannot be generated on your own purchases (this includes using a different email address).
Referral cookie lifetime
When a potential customer clicks on your referral link, a cookie is stored in their browser to track your referral. The cookie is then stored for a generous 30 days to give your referred customers time to decide if they wish to purchase one of our products. If a customer comes back to make a purchase, you will be awarded the commission.
A referral won’t be awarded if:
- The customer uses a different browser to purchase than the one they originally used to visit our site (because the cookie does not exist in that browser)
- The customer purchases after 30 days (because the cookie will expire).
Referrals older than 30 days and in good standing (i.e. the purchase has not been refunded) will be included with each commission payout (if the commission balance totals $50.00 or over). If a purchase is refunded, a commission won’t be paid out for that referral.
We reserve the right to reject affiliate commissions for any reason. Commission rejections may occur for the following reasons:
- The sale that the referral was based on was refunded
- The method by which the referral was generated was in violation of our promotional policies (see below) or violated the spirit of the Terms and Conditions.
Affiliate news and updates
By becoming an affiliate you agree to receive emails from Portland Earthquake Kits. These emails will be sent to affiliates only, on an ad-hoc basis, and may include important information regarding the Portland Earthquake affiliate program. These emails may also provide you with relevant news and updates to help you effectively promote our products. As an affiliate you may be privy to embargoed or time-sensitive information in these emails (this information may only be promoted after an embargo is lifted). We do not sell or share any emails or personal/private information with third parties and will not send you spam.
Affiliate application rejection
We reserve the right to reject affiliate applications for any reason. We also reserve the right to choose whether we provide an explanation or reasoning for affiliate application rejection. Below are just a few reasons why an application may be rejected (this is not an exhaustive list):
- Affiliate applications for websites that sell, advertise or engage in pornography, phishing scams, spamming, illegal business practices, or that include any material infringing on National or International Copyright will be rejected.
- Affiliate applications for websites that we do not believe are aligned with our industry or business may be rejected.
- Affiliate applicants with websites that re-sell any of our products will be rejected.
- Websites considered inappropriate by Portland Earthquake Kits will be rejected.
The following types of sites are not permitted to become an affiliate: adult sites, sites that display adult material or banners, sites that promote violence, hatred or bigotry, sites that promote or engage in illegal activity, including (but not limited to), hacking, cracking, nulled, and warez sites. Affiliate applications for inappropriate websites will be rejected, and we reserve the right to choose whether or not to provide a rejection reason.
Questions regarding your application
When you apply to become an affiliate we may email you at the email address you have supplied with some questions regarding your application. This may be because:
- We didn’t understand something in your application, or,
- We’d like to learn a bit more about how you will promote our products and need a little more detail.
If we reach out to you and we haven’t heard back within 7 days, your application may be rejected. If your initial application is rejected, you are welcome to reapply to become an affiliate and provide us with more detail for reconsideration.
Dormant affiliate accounts
Please don’t leave us! We encourage all of our affiliates to actively promote Portland Earthquake Kits to keep earning referrals. If we can help you come up with ideas on how to promote us, please let us know – we’re here for you! An affiliate account is considered dormant if no visits have been generated after a 6-month period. A dormant affiliate account will be temporarily deactivated if no visits have been generated after 6 months.
Portland Earthquake Kits Affiliate Program Policies
Allowed promotional methods
How you promote Portland Earthquake Kits is reflected in the commission you earn! We encourage the use of promotional methods that add value to Portland Earthquake Kits and bring us legitimate, loyal customers. We love it when our team of affiliates blog about affiliate marketing and mention Portland Earthquake Kits. Have a new idea about how you might be able to promote us? Reach out and let us know.
Here are a few examples of awesome promotional methods to earn more commission:
- Tell clients, customers or friends about Portland Earthquake Kits, and give them your affiliate referral link
- Write a blog post about disaster preparedness or Portland Earthquake Kits and link to our site with your referral link
- Write a review of one of our kits or products and link to our site with your referral link
- Reach out to a broad audience with your social network accounts. Tweet about us on Twitter with your affiliate referral link, post about us on Facebook with your affiliate link, or communicate to your Linkedin followers about disaster preparedness with your affiliate link. Spam-free promotion is a great way to get more referrals!
- Provide value to others by answering related questions on other sites with helpful responses, and using your referral link in your replies.
Prohibited promotional methods
A lot of thought went into selecting our products, and we would like to be very careful with how they are promoted, so we are looking for affiliates who share our goals and commitments to our community. The prohibited promotional methods listed below aren’t meant to scare you off – they’re here to protect you, and us, and our customers from any freaky or fraudulent activity, which is something we take pretty seriously. We know you’ll understand. 🙂 But here they are in writing just in case you’re not totally sure what is and what isn’t allowed.
- Portland Earthquake Kits may not be promoted on coupon sites
Customers who are searching for a coupon are already interested in our products, so this method adds no value to us.
- Paid advertising using your affiliate link is prohibited
Buying ads through services like Google AdWords, social ads, or retargeting ads using our brand keywords and your affiliate link will result in affiliate account deactivation.
- Promoting incorrect or misleading information
Any promotional activity that shares incorrect or misleading information will result in affiliate account deactivation. This includes false information intended to click-bait potential customers. If you are unsure of the correct information or details for promoting Portland Earthquake Kits, please contact us.
- Any type of spam is prohibited
Links, ads, emails, comments… any type of spam. Please respect the posting rules of any 3rd-party websites you use to promote Portland Earthquake Kits and/or our products. P.S. This is not an exhaustive list of spam methods; if we decide that your activity is spam, it’s spam.
- Any illegal activity or activity deemed offensive by us is prohibited
This may result in referrals being rejected and/or your affiliate account being deactivated. See above for allowed promotional methods.
- Pretending to be professionally associated with Portland Earthquake Kits, or to be or represent Portland Earthquake Kits, is prohibited
Affiliates aren’t employees of Portland Earthquake Kits and have no employee rights. Cloning our site, copying our site, using our copyrighted site assets, and pretending that a site created by you is an official Portland Earthquake Kits site is unethical and prohibited (this includes using services that automatically clone websites, or place them into iframes).
- Again, false promotion to customers that you are endorsed or operated by Portland Earthquake Kits is prohibited.
If you’re unsure or concerned that some activity you’re about to proceed with may be considered prohibited, please ask us.
Consequences of prohibited promotional methods
If your promotional methods step outside of these terms, your referrals may be rejected and we may disable your affiliate account. We reserve the right to do this and may or may not notify you in the instance that this occurs. Please use allowed promotional methods, and help us to help you succeed as an affiliate!
The important stuff
By accepting these terms and conditions you are providing your nonlegal agreement to abide by them. By registering and being approved as an affiliate in our affiliate program you agree that your commissions are subject to approval before they are accepted and subsequently paid.
The affiliate relationship does not represent a professional or formal agreement, and as an affiliate you are not an employee of Portland Earthquake Kits, LLC. You agree that this is not a legally binding relationship and as a result may not take legal action against Portland Earthquake Kits, LLC. These affiliate terms and conditions are subject to change without notice.
Sound good? Great! Thanks for taking the time to read through these T’s and C’s and for agreeing to them. We can’t wait to have you on board!