This is a comprehensive Affiliate Agreement template prepared for those websites that intend to operate their own affiliate programme. Such programmes, using custom designed software or off the shelf packages, can enable any trading website to pay commission to other websites that deliver customers or leads.
In order to ensure that the process and terms are clear to the affiliate websites that will promote your website, you should ensure that you have a legal Affiliate Agreement published on your site, to which new affiliates are required to agree.
This agreement includes a "self billing" option. The capability to allow self-billing (i.e. where the merchant prepares the invoices on behalf of affiliates) can ease the administration burden. Use of this option requires approval from HM Revenue & Customs, which is a straightforward process.
This Affiliate Agreement is suitable for use in England, Scotland and Wales and includes clauses covering:
- application and approval process
- links and licence for promotional material
- sales and commission tracking mechanism
- limitations on use
- payment process, VAT and self billing (optional)
- data protection
- conditions and availability
- limitations on liability.