The-House.com Affiliate Marketing Terms and Conditions

10:04 pm   -   September 5th, 2006

Here are some key rules you will need to follow as an affiliate:
Protected Keywords:
We prohibit the use of our company name and any misspelling or variations thereof, including but not limited to: The-house.com, The-house, the-house.com, the-house, house.com, the house store, the house boardshop, and house.

Recommended Keywords:
Snowboards, Snowboarding, Snowboarding Gear, Snowboard Equipment, Snowboarding, Skateboards, Skateboarding, Wakeboard, Wakeboarding, Windsurf, Windsurfing, Skate Shoes, Skateboard Shoes, Sneakers… and the list goes on and on. Contact [email protected] for more keywords to help you sell more and earn more commissions!

Pay Per Click Bidding:
The-House.com is the premier online dealer for the top snowboard, wakeboard, skateboard, and windsurfing gear manufacturers. We are able to carry the best brands in these sports because our website exceeds these companies’ standards for brand representation and accurate marketing. While we allow PPC bidding, when bidding on Pay Per Click Search Engines, Publishers may not bid on The-house.com, misspellings or variations of our trademarked company name in pay per click search engines. All publisher links must go to a publisher owned URL and may not go directly to The-house. If you have any questions about our keyword bidding policies, appropriate ad text or any aspect of our program, please contact Mike Schaeffer at [email protected]

Brand Representation
Publishers may not represent themselves as The-House.com, or as a dealer for any of the brands we carry. They must have a unique URL that does not contain The-House.com, trademarked brand names or any misspellings or variations of our name or trademarked names. Publishers may not serve any House products through their shopping cart.

Pop-Up, Pop-Under, Re-Directs and Software
Publishers may not use site re-directs, pop-ups or pop-unders that link to our site. We do not allow publishers to use customer downloaded programs of any type to promote The-House.com. Using software of any kind to promote The-House.com products is strictly prohibited.

Content
Publishers may use The-House.com content (including but not limited to reviews, copy, and images) exclusively to promote The-House.com sites. Because our content is produced entirely in-house, Publishers may not utilize The-House.com content on any page that promotes any other company.

Communication
Because we are extremely cautious with our brand and the brands we represent we ask that publishers adhere closely to these requirements. We have a long-standing reputation of supporting our publishers, and are here to help our publishers achieve success. Please call upon us for any assistance. Our Affiliate Team Representative is Mike Schaeffer. Mike may be contacted via telephone at 800-992-7245-255 or via email at [email protected]

General Information
Affiliate Marketing is a type of internet marketing that allows websites to share traffic and revenue using banner, text, product or content advertisements. Merchants who sell goods and services online pay commissions to site owners (Affiliates) for referring sales or leads. The-house.com Affiliate program is non-exclusive.

The-house.com Affiliates may be an individual or a formal business. Upon registration, individuals will be required to enter their Social Security Number. Businesses will be required to enter a Tax ID number.

Anyone with a functional, clean and content-rich website is eligible to be an affiliate. Your website does not need to be all about board sports, although it is preferred. E-mail marketing must be targeted to an established voluntary list collected through your user base and not purchased.

All sales tracking is handled through the Commission Junction Marketplace. Visit the CJ FAQ for more information. The-house.com Affiliate program is free. There are no fees of any kind. Join now and start earning money today! Commissions for sales will be paid out the following month… In order to receive a check from Commission Junction, your balance must be at least $25. Checks may be mailed or directly deposited to your bank account.

PPC Campaigns are permitted, however; do to recent policy changes with Google, publishers must first land users on their site before pushing through to The-house.com. The display URL may not be www.the-house.com or any variation or misspelling thereof, such as www.the-house.com/snbd-ride.html . These kinds of activities are strictly prohibited.

All The-house.com Affiliates must have a functional website that meets our acceptance criteria.

Follow these four steps to become a The-house.com affiliate and start earning money:

Go to CJ.com. Read the Affiliate Agreement and then click the JOIN NOW button which will take you to our co-branded Affiliate Application with Commission Junction.
Commission Junction will notify you by email once you’ve been approved, and will provide you with your login and password.
Go to the The-house.com section of Commission Junction, start downloading banner and text links and add them to your site.
Earn some of the top commissions in the industry as a The-house.com affiliate!

Affiliates have access to a wide variety of site content and images to use for marketing on our behalf. Affiliates may use any product image by right-clicking on a graphic on our site, and then selecting ‘Properties’. Once in you are viewing the image properties, you will see the image URL. Simply copy that URL and paste into your site. Content is also available in the form of detailed descriptions and customer reviews. This content may be accessed through by manually grabbing from our site. In the meantime, don’t hesitate to email us if you have questions on how to create more specific linking options. Please email us if you would like information and a template for building specific product links.

There are several banner links available through CJ that highlight our sales and promotions. It’s very important to review links on regular basis to be sure they reflect accurately the time of year, etc. The more up-to-date your links are the higher your conversion will be.

We update new banners regularly to reflect seasonal activities and special or ongoing promotions. There are also several cross-seasonal/activity banners that may be found at any time of the year.