Go Ape Affiliate Program Guidelines
1. Application and Enrollment in the Program
In order to become a Go Ape Affiliate, you must submit a complete Go Ape Affiliate Program application (the “Application”) through the Network. We will evaluate your Application and will notify you of your acceptance or rejection for participation in the Program.
We may reject your application if we determine, in our sole discretion, that your marketing practices and/or your Site (as further defined herein) are unsuitable for the Program for any reason or involved in prohibited activities. If you are rejected by the Program, you may reapply at any time. You grant Go Ape the right to monitor your Site throughout the Agreement term, and terminate this Agreement at any time if it is later determined in our sole discretion that your Site and or marketing practices are unsuitable. Our acceptance criteria are subject to change at any time without prior notice.
Suitability of a Site is subject to Go Ape’s sole discretion. While not an exhaustive list, a Site may be considered unsuitable if:
• Promote or contain sexually explicit or obscene materials;
• Promote violence or contain violent materials;
• Promote violence or hate towards any persons or groups;
• Promote or contain materials or activity that is hateful, harassing, harmful, invasive of another’s privacy, abusive or discriminatory (including on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age);
• Promote or undertake illegal activities;
• Violate intellectual property, publicity, privacy or other rights of Go Ape or any third party;
• Contain material that is defamatory, fraudulent or harassing to Go Ape or any third party;
• Sites that have no value-added content;
• Excessively use pop-ups;
• Fails to adhere to data privacy;
• Are otherwise considered offensive or inappropriate;
• Are unable to direct a reasonable amount of traffic by way of sales volume, clicks and page views to our site;
• Are non-US based sites or sites that primarily serve non-US based audience
You will ensure that the information in your Application is at all times complete, accurate, and up-to-date. We may send notifications (if any), approvals (if any), and other communications relating to the Affiliate Program and the Agreement to the email address then-currently associated with your Program account. You will be deemed to have received all notifications, approvals, and other communications sent to that email address, even if the email address associated with your account is no longer current.
2. Go Ape Links
If you are accepted into the Program, Go Ape will make available to you ASM links or booking widgets (“Go Ape Links”) that will allow for direct bookings into Go Ape’s booking system.
Go Ape Links enable accurate tracking, reporting, and accrual of fees.
Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, you may display Go Ape Links as often and in as many areas on your Site as you choose. All Go Ape Links will be provided to you by us. Only valid Go Ape Links obtained through us will be tracked for purposes of determining Program Fees (as defined below) that you may be eligible to receive on sales generated through your Site. Go Ape Links may not be manipulated in any way, including (a) redirecting links to hide or manipulate their original source; (b) Direct-linking, e.g. using your Go Ape Links as the destination URL in any paid advertisement.
3. Special Offers and Promotions
You are only allowed to use Go Ape promotion codes that are communicated specifically to you via email by Go Ape. If you use any Go Ape promotion codes from other sources, we may recover any Program Fees paid to you from the use of such codes. From time to time, we may provide you with other specific offers that pay Affiliates a specified Program Fee for sale.
4. Responsibility for Your Site
You will be solely responsible for your Site, including its development, operation, and maintenance and all materials that appear on or within it. Among other things, you shall be solely responsible for:
(a) the technical operation of your Site
(b) displaying Go Ape Links and Go Ape Content on your Site in compliance with the Affiliate Program Operating Agreement, and all applicable laws (including the US FTC Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsement and Testimonials in Advertising),
(c) the accuracy, completeness, and appropriateness of, materials posted on your Site,
(d) Ensuring your Site, and the materials on your Site do not infringe, violate, or misappropriate any of our rights or those of any other person or entity (including copyrights, trademarks, privacy, publicity, or other intellectual property or proprietary rights),
(f) Notifying Go Ape of any malfunctioning of the Go Ape Links or other problems with your participation in the Program.
5. Content for Your Site
You may promote Go Ape only through your approved Site(s). Go Ape reserves the right to approve any and all content appearing on your Site which describes Go Ape, or relates to Go Ape. You agree that your Site shall not engage in any of the conditions of unsuitability as set forth in Section 1 above.
You hereby agree that you will not make any references to Go Ape or any individual Go Ape employee, or issue any press release(s) or make any other public communication (written or verbal) regarding this Agreement, your use of Go Ape Content, or your participation in the Program without having first submitting such material to us and receiving our prior written consent which we may withhold in our sole discretion.
You will promptly remove from your Site and delete or otherwise destroy any Content that is no longer displayed on the Go Ape Site or that we notify you is no longer available for your use.
You will not offer any person or entity any consideration, reward, or incentive (including any money, rebate, discount, points, a donation to a charity or other organization, or other benefits) for using Go Ape Links.
You will not attempt to circumvent the Program Fee requirements or artificially increase your fees.
You will not include on your Site, display, or otherwise use Go Ape Links or Content in connection with, any spyware, malware, virus, worm, Trojan horse, or other malicious or harmful code, or any software application not expressly and knowingly authorized by users prior to being downloaded or installed on their computer or other electronic device.
You will also agree to display on your Site only Go Ape Content provided by us, and you will substitute such images with any new images provided by us from time to time throughout the term of this Agreement.
6. Identifying Yourself as an Affiliate and FTC Guidelines
You must comply with all laws, including but not limited to FTC Guidelines. You must clearly and conspicuously identify yourself as an Affiliate on all pages and social media forms where a Go Ape Link occurs, and or where a reader or consumer may not understand that the link is a paid advertisement. You understand and agree that any messaging in contravention of the FTC Guidelines may result in your immediate termination and removal from the Program.
7. Program Fees
Affiliates shall receive compensation per Qualified Purchase (as defined below) through Go Ape’s booking system at a single flat rate of 15% of the Go Ape ticket price, excluding any amounts paid for taxes and fees (the “Program Fee”), unless the sale involves a Special Offer or Promotion with its own commission rate. The maximum per ticket compensation shall be Eight Dollars and Fifty Cents ($8.70).
Subject to the limitations set forth herein a Qualified Purchase shall be defined as a purchase which occurs when:
(a) our customer clicks through a Go Ape Link on your Site to the Go Ape Website; and
(b) our customer actually receives and pays for the Go Ape ticket.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, Qualifying Purchases are disqualified whenever they occur in connection with a violation of the Affiliate Program Operation Agreement or these Affiliate Program Guidelines or any other terms, conditions, specifications, statements, and policies that we may issue from time to time. Further, a Qualified Purchase is disqualified if a customer receives a monetary refund for a Qualified Purchase that generated the Program Fee. In the event of a disqualification of a Qualified Purchase, Go Ape will deduct the corresponding Program Fee from your monthly payment.
We have the right to cancel or withhold Program Fees for any Qualified Purchase we suspect to be made with intent to resell and/or produce sales or actions that are made through fraudulent or illegal means. We reserve the right to reverse orders or Qualified Purchases due to cancellations, duplicate tracking, returns, disputed charges, and Program violations as outlined in this Agreement.
i. Order Processing, Tracking, and Reporting
Go Ape will process Qualified Purchases placed by customers who follow Go Ape Links from your site to Go Ape in accordance with applicable legal requirements. We will be responsible for all order processing and fulfillment. We reserve the right to reject customer’s orders that do not comply with any reasonable requirements that we periodically may establish, including but not limited to those in Go Ape’s terms and conditions and Rules of Participation.
We will use commercially reasonable efforts to accurately and comprehensively track Qualifying Purchases for the purposes of our internal tracking.
ii. Fee payment
Affiliate Program Fees will be paid on a month-in-arrears basis at the close of the calendar month. You may select for payment of Program Fees through one of the following methods:
Method 1: Electronic Payment. Electronic payments may be set up by the Affiliate through Bill.com. To do so, we will issue the first payment to the Affiliate by check mailed to your physical address. On the check stub for this initial payment, there will be instructions for setting up a bill.com account. Once completed by the Affiliate, all future payments will be sent electronically to the Affiliate free of charge.
Method 2: Payment by Check. We will send you a check in the amount of the fees you earn once you have provided us with a physical address.
- Section (iii): the max is $8.70
You are responsible for any taxes that may be due in connection with your participation in the Program or otherwise on the services provided by you. Go Ape does not pay additional compensation to you for taxes. We may deduct or withhold any taxes that we may be legally obligated to deduct or withhold from any amounts payable to you under the Affiliate Program.
Payments made to you, as reduced by all deductions or withholdings described in the Agreement, will constitute full payment and settlement to you of amounts payable under the Agreement.
If any excess payment has been made to you for any reason whatsoever, we reserve the right to adjust or offset the same against any subsequent fees payable to you under the Agreement.
iii. Program Fee Limitations
The following fee limitations are currently applicable to all Affiliates:
The maximum per ticket compensation will be $8.70.