Muttropolis Affiliate Program
Affiliate Program Terms of Service
Enrollment in the Program You may submit a completed Program application through AvantLink to begin the enrollment process. We will evaluate your application and promptly notify you of your acceptance or rejection. We may reject your application if, in our sole discretion, we determine for any reason that your Site is unsuitable for the Program, this includes but is not limited to, the inability to direct a reasonable amount of traffic by way of sales volume, clicks, and page views to our Site. Unsuitable Sites include, without limitation, those that contain illegal, offensive, infringing or objectionable content. If we reject your application, you may reapply to the Program at any time. However, we may, at our discretion, permanently bar you from participation in the Program if your Site or business is inconsistent with our objectives or the operation of our Program. If we do, we will inform you of our decision.
Publishers may not represent themselves as Muttropolis or as a dealer for any of the brands we carry. Publisher websites should not copy or resemble the look and feel of Muttropolis.com or create the impression that Publisher site is a Muttropolis site. Publishers may not serve any Muttropolis products through their shopping cart. Framing of Muttropolis.com is not permitted.
Domain Names and URLs
Publisher websites must have a unique URL (including subdomain and URL path) that does not contain Muttropolis, trademarked brand names or any misspellings or variations of our name or trademarked names. Use of our vendor trademarked names or variations in URLs is not allowed.
Bidding on Pay per Click Search Engines
Domestic Search Policy
General Rule: Acceptable Publishers can direct link on any keyword in all search engines with exceptions in Google.
Not acceptable Publishers may not bid on Muttropolis trademarks or any misspellings or variation of our brand names through Google AdWords or Yahoo Sponsored Search.
Publisher's ad copy cannot misrepresent the relationship between the publisher and Muttropolis. Copy cannot contain misspellings, incorrect grammar or false statements such as "Free Shipping on every order" or "No Tax". Ad copy should always represent Muttropolis in a professional manner - basically don't do anything that would degrade our brand. Publishers cannot post anything in ad copy that alludes to the fact that we compete on price. Claims such as 'authorized dealer' or 'official store' can never be used in ad copy.
Engine Specific Rules
- Publishers cannot direct link on any term using AdWords
- Publishers can direct link on any terms using Google Content Match and Google Placement Target.
Yahoo, MSN and Tier 2 engines:
- Publishers can direct link within Yahoo Sponsored Search, with the exception of Muttropolis branded terms
- Publishers can direct link within Yahoo Content Network
- Publishers cannot submit data feeds directly to any comparison shopping portal
International Search Policy
General rule: Publishers can bid on any keyword (including trademarks) and direct link through search in foreign languages (any language except English) on any search engine. At this time affiliates will not get credit on any orders shipped outside the US.
Promoting Sales Prices
Publishers may promote our sales, but must include the sale end date in all advertisements. Sale information must be removed as soon as that sale ends. Our sales must be advertised as "Available for a limited time." Publishers may not advertise our products as cheap or bargain. Coupon Restrictions: It will be considered a breach of this Agreement to utilize any promotion, promotion code, coupon or other promotional opportunity that is not specifically authored for the Affiliate Program and explicitly authorized for you use, and we reserve the right to withhold or disallow payment for violations under this section.
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 Muttropolis.com. Using software of any kind to promote Muttropolis.com is strictly prohibited.
Spam and Electronic Messages
Under no circumstances shall Publisher send commercial electronic mail messages as defined in the new Federal spam law, the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 [the "Act"], with respect to Muttropolis' Affiliate Program. For clarification, this does not prohibit Publisher from sending transactional or relationship messages as defined in the Act. In addition, except as expressly authorized by Muttropolis, any and all electronic messages initiated or sent by Publisher or on Publisher's behalf must identify Publisher as the sender and may not suggest or imply, or mislead or be likely to mislead a recipient into believing that the Muttropolis site is the sender or sponsor of, or has procured Publisher to send, such electronic messages. To be clear, Publisher may not use a return address, subject heading, header information or message contents that misleads or confuses or is likely to mislead or confuse a recipient as to Publisher being the sender.
Muttropolis must approve all Publisher electronic messages before sending
Adult Content and other Unacceptable Content
Publisher may not post adult-oriented content on any page where the Muttropolis site content appears. Muttropolis will consider content to be "adult" if it contains nudity or obscenity, sexually explicit, pornographic, or lewd material. Publisher may not post any offensive content or incorporate images or content that is in any way harmful, threatening, obscene, harassing or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable, or promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age, as determined Muttropolis.
Datafeeds are to be used only on approved Publisher websites. Publishers may not submit Muttropolis.com's datafeeds to any shopping portal such as Froogle or Google Base as stated in their terms of service.
Publishers may use Muttropolis content (including but not limited to reviews, copy, and images) exclusively to promote Muttropolis. Because our content is produced entirely in-house, Publishers may not utilize Muttropolis' content on any page that promotes any other company.
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. Our Affiliate Team may be contacted via telephone at 858-345-1008 or also via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.