Section 1 – General (applicable to anyone that interacts with Affiliate.com)
Section 2 – Publishers
Section 3 – Merchants
Section 4 – Users
“Advertiser” an entity purchasing advertising or marketing services from Affiliate.com directly or through an agent.
“Agreement” an agreement between (i) a Publisher or a Merchant and (ii) Affiliate.com.
“Computer” a device used for accessing digital information including but not limited to desktops, laptops, tablets, mobile phones and other connected devices.
“Merchant” a supplier of goods and/or services to Users, or individuals representing such a supplier, which may also be authorized by Affiliate.com to access and use the Service under the terms of an Agreement.
“Personal Information”information relating to an identified or identifiable individual.
“Publisher” a person or other entity who is entitled to access and use the Service under the terms of an Agreement, or individuals representing such a person or entity.
“Tools”means Affiliate.com links which Publishers can use to affiliate Merchant links with the purpose of earning Publisher Commissions and obtaining insights via the Publisher Hub.
“Publisher Hub” Affiliate.com’s proprietary, login-protected web portal that may be accessed by Publishers at www.affiliate.com to access and configure Tools, view performance and billing reports, and search for participating Affiliate Networks and Merchants.
“Service” access to and use of (i) the Publisher Hub and (ii) the Tools.
“Affiliate.com Code” is computer code which, when added to a web page or a global footer, enables the Service on an Affiliate.com Enabled Site.
“Affiliate.com Enabled Site” a Publisher’s or a Merchant’s website running one or more Tools.
“Usage Data”data collected or created by the use of the Service, including but not limited to device type, browser-type, operating system, internet provider, your ip address, domain name, the web pages that you visit or have visited, the actions that you take on those websites, the date and time of your visits, broad geographic location (e.g. country or city-level location) and other technical information.
“User” an end-user experiencing one or more of the Tools on an Affiliate.com Enabled Site.
“You” anyone who interacts with our website, including Publishers and Users.
Section 1: General
This section applies to everyone who visits, or otherwise interacts, with our website or Affiliate.com Enabled Sites.
How we keep your Personal Information secure
We use appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect the Personal Information that we collect and process about you. The measures we use are designed to provide a level of security appropriate to the risk of processing your Personal Information. Specific measures we use include storing your Personal Information on secure, firewall-protected servers that are located in secure facilities. These technology and security features, as well as strict internal guidelines, are designed to safeguard the privacy of your Personal Information from unauthorized access or improper use. We will continue to enhance security as new technology becomes available. Access to your Personal Information is only granted to Affiliate.com staff who require such access. Backups are run to reduce the risk of loss of information, and our Internet servers are housed in secure facilities. We have security measures in place to protect our customer database and access to this database is restricted internally. While we take the steps described above to ensure that your information is secure on our system, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.
International data transfers
A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s Computer for tracking and record-keeping purposes. We use session cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our website. A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. You can remove persistent cookies via your browser’s ‘clear cookie’ function. Please see allaboutcookies.org for more information about blocking cookies on your particular web browser.
Persistent cookies enable us to track and target your interests to enhance your experience on our website and, if applicable, the Publisher Hub. For example, we use this data to understand how you interact with our website so we can make improvements to the information and design of our website.
What Personal Information does Affiliate.com collect and why?
The Personal Information that we may collect about Publishers broadly falls into the following categories:
a. Information that you provide voluntarily. Certain parts of the Service may ask you to provide Personal Information voluntarily: for example, we may ask you to provide your contact details in order to register an account with us, to subscribe to marketing communications from us, and/or to submit enquiries to us. The Personal Information that you are asked to provide, and the reasons why you are asked to provide it, will be made clear to you at the point we ask you to provide your Personal Information.
b. Information that we collect automatically. When you use the Service and/ or our website, we may collect certain information automatically from your computer. In some countries, including countries in the European Economic Area, this information may be considered Personal Information under applicable data protection laws.
Specifically, the information we collect automatically may include information like your IP address, unique device identification numbers and Usage Data. We may also collect information about how your device has interacted with the Service and/ or our website. Collecting this information enables us to better understand how the Services are used. We use this information for our internal analytics purposes and to improve the quality and relevance of the Service and/ or our website to Publishers, Merchants and Users.
What we share with third parties
We use third parties’ analytics technologies which involve cookies being dropped via our website and the collection of Usage Data, so we can understand how you use our website. We do not have access to or control over these cookies.
Who do we share your Personal Information with?
We may disclose your Personal Information to the following categories of recipients:
• Law enforcement or regulatory body. We may disclose your Personal Information to any competent law enforcement body, regulatory, government agency, court or other third party where we believe disclosure is necessary (i) as a matter of applicable law or regulation, (ii) to exercise, establish or defend our legal rights, or (iii) to protect your interests or those of any other person;
• Actual or Potential Buyer. We may disclose your Personal Information to an actual or potential buyer (and its agents and advisers) in connection with any actual or proposed purchase, merger or acquisition of any part of our business, provided that we inform the buyer it must use your Personal Information only for the purposes disclosed in this Privacy Notice;
• We may disclose your Personal Information to enforce or apply Affiliate.com’s Terms of Service, or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Affiliate.com, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for the purpose of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
• We may disclose your Personal Information to any other person with your consent to the disclosure.
Legal basis for processing Personal Information
However, we will normally collect Personal Information from you only where (i) we have your consent to do so, (ii) where we need the Personal Information to perform a contract with you, or (iii) where the processing is in our legitimate interests and not overridden by your data protection interests or fundamental rights and freedoms. In some cases, we may also have a legal obligation to collect Personal Information from you. If we ask you to provide Personal Information to comply with a legal requirement or to perform a contact with you, we will make this clear at the relevant time and advise you whether the provision of your Personal Information is mandatory or not (as well as of the possible consequences if you do not provide your Personal Information).
Similarly, if we collect and use your Personal Information in reliance on our legitimate interests (or those of any third party), this interest will normally be to provide our Services and for our commercial interests, for instance, when responding to your queries, improving our platform, undertaking marketing, or for the purposes of detecting or preventing illegal activities. We may have other legitimate interests and if appropriate we will make clear to you at the relevant time what those legitimate interests are.
If you have questions about or need further information concerning the legal basis on which we collect and use your Personal Information, please let us know.
This PRIVACY NOTICE FOR CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS and applies solely to visitors, users, and others who reside in the State of California (“consumers” or “you”). We adopt this notice to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”) and other California privacy laws. Any terms defined in the CCPA have the same meaning when used in this notice.
Information We Collect
We collect information that identifies, relates to, describes, references, is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or device (“personal information”). We have collected the following categories of personal information from consumers within the last twelve (12) months: