Shameless Referral Program


We don't require much information from yourself in order for you to participate, since the agreement does not involve transfer of any rights/copyrights and we can keep this very straightforward.

Shameless Referral Program Terms and Conditions

Date of Effect
These terms and conditions updated as of April 2024.  They come into effect when you request to be part of the Shameless Referral Program and are subsequently accepted.

The Referral Process
Once you've familiarised yourself with these terms and conditions, you can signup using the simple form at the bottom of this page. We will review the information you provide and if all is well set you up as a referrer, then email you with further information. This information will include a unique link for you to send people to in order for them to sign up with us. You can use this link on your website(s), in your newsletters, as text links or as linked images. We provide some images and suggested copy linked here and again in your welcome email. When a reader subscribes to us using your unique link (via a double opt-in process) they will be attributed to you. Once a month we will run a report on any new subscribers since the previous report and any subscribers that remain active at that point will count towards your compensation according to the current rates.

Reward/Compensation Rates
The current standard rates are $0.50USD per active referred subscriber, paid in the form of credit that will be added to your own unique coupon code and can be applied to promotions with Shameless Book Deals . ‘Active' means they have completed the double-opt-in signup process and haven't cancelled their subscription when the monthly report is run. We may change the rates as the program matures at our discretion or offer additional incentives at our discretion, such as with the grand opening giveaway, or the current welcome bonus of $5 credit.

How It All Ends
You can withdraw from the referral program at any time by notifying us through the contact form on the contact us page. We can remove you at any time at our discretion via email notification to the email address you provided when you signed up, such as when an attempt to defraud the referral program has been detected. If you are removed for such a reason, any coupon credit you have accrued will be null and void. If your unique coupon code has been unused for a year, any remaining balance will be wiped. The referral program may end at some point, in which case any new subscribers referred from that point on would not accrue any Shameless Book Deals credit, but your unique coupon code would continue to be valid for any credit already accrued, unless it goes unused for a year.

Compliance
You agree to comply with all applicable commercial and public anti-bribery laws.
You understand and agree that the purpose of the Shameless Referral Program is to direct active readers with an interest in erotica to a daily deals style newsletter tailored to the erotica sub-genres they would select upon signing up. Advertising or pushing your unique signup link to an inappropriate audience is not encouraged. Using automated or manual processes to signup random/inactive/stolen/unsuspecting/your own/bulk email addresses will be considered an attempt to defraud the program and will be dealt with accordingly.
You will not misrepresent what Shameless Book Deals is or does in an effort to ‘trick' people into subscribing.
You understand and agree that you are responsible for any personal or business tax applicable in your jurisdiction that may arise from receiving compensation in the way of a credit balance with Shameless Book Deals, or other common incentive rewards such as gift cards for online retailers.
You understand and agree that participation in the Shameless Referral program does not create an agency or employment relationship, you remain an independent third party.

Limitation of Liability

In no event shall either party be liable for any indirect, punitive or consequential damages relating to participation in the Shameless Referral Program, including lost profits or business opportunities.

Both parties agree that any aggregate liability to yourself or any third party will be limited to the total rewards/compensation amount earned in the twelve month period preceding the event giving rise to a claim.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction – Any and all actions or proceedings arising out of, or relating to these terms and conditions will be governed by, and interpreted in accordance with, the law of New Zealand and any and all disputes arising out of or in connection with this agreement shall be solely submitted to the appropriate court within New Zealand. If any provision of these Terms is found to be unenforceable or invalid for any reason, that provision shall be severable and all other provisions shall remain in full force and effect.

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