Welcome! We thank you for taking an interest in our program.

Our affiliate program is unlike any other in the world.

Nowhere else will you find the size of commissions, the incredible value for your prospects or the scope of business and franchise options that Franchise.city provides. We do our best to treat you with the fairness and respect you deserve. We simply ask the same consideration of you.

Due to the nature of the business sector in which we operate it is critical you understand and adhere to certain rules. Please ensure you read and understand this documentation before you sign it. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to let us know.

Best regards, Heather James
[email protected]
Franchise.city Affiliate

Read The AFFILIATE AGREEMENT Below:

AFFILIATE AGREEMENT


PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE AGREEMENT.
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THIS IS A LEGAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND FRANCHISE.CITY
BY SUBMITTING THIS APPLICATION YOU ARE AGREEING THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT AND THAT YOU AGREE TO BE LEGALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR EACH AND EVERY TERM AND CONDITION.


  1. Overview
    This Agreement contains the complete terms and conditions that apply to you becoming an affiliate in the Franchise.city Affiliate Program. The purpose of this Agreement is to allow HTML linking between your web site and other web based advertising venues, and the Franchise.city web site. Please note that throughout this Agreement, "we," "us," and "our" refer to Franchise.city, and "you," "your," and "yours" refer to the affiliate.

  2. Affiliate Obligations
    2.1. To begin the enrollment process, you will complete and submit this online application. The fact that we auto-approve applications does not imply that we may not re-evaluate your application at a later time. We may reject your application at our sole discretion. We may cancel your application if we determine that your website is unsuitable for our Program, including if it: 2.1.1. Promotes sexually explicit materials 2.1.2. Promotes violence 2.1.3. Promotes discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age 2.1.4. Promotes illegal activities 2.1.5. Incorporates any materials which infringe or assist others to infringe on any copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights or to violate the law 2.1.6. Is otherwise in any way unlawful, harmful, threatening, defamatory, obscene, harassing, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable to us in our sole discretion. 2.1.7. You may not create or design your website or any other website that you operate, explicitly or implied in a manner which resembles our website nor design your website in a manner which leads customers to believe you are Franchise.city or any other affiliated business. 2.2. Franchise.city reserves the right, at any time, to review your placement and approve the use of your links and require that you change the placement or use to comply with the guidelines provided to you. 2.3 Links may not be placed in newsgroups, unsolicited e-mail, ICQ, banner networks, counters, chatrooms or guestbooks. Any Link placed must be done in such a way that it is not misleading to any Visitor and done with the intention of delivering valid sales, leads, or clicks.
    2.4 Points, incentives or reward programs for click or leads are NOT allowed. Franchise.city RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DEEM ANY SITE INAPPROPRIATE AND TERMINATE THE SITE AS A MEMBER. If You are terminated from the Service, Franchise.city has the right to withhold money You earned within the Service or money that You owe within the Service and You will not be allowed to re-join the Franchise.city affiliate program. 2.5. The maintenance and the updating of your website if applicable, will be your responsibility. We may monitor your site as we feel necessary to make sure that it is up-to-date and to notify you of any changes that we feel should enhance your performance. 2.6. It is entirely your responsibility to follow all applicable intellectual property and other laws that pertain to your website or your marketing initiatives. You must have express permission to use any person's copyrighted material, whether it be a writing, an image, or any other copyrightable work. We will not be responsible (and you will be solely responsible) if you use another person's copyrighted material or other intellectual property in violation of the law or any third party rights.


3. Franchise.city Rights and Obligations
3.1. We have the right to monitor your site and online/offline marketing initiatives at any time to determine if you are following the terms and conditions of this Agreement. We may notify you of any changes that we feel should be made, or to make sure that your links to our web site are appropriate and to notify further you of any changes that we feel should be made. If you do not make the changes that we feel are necessary, we reserve the right to terminate your participation in the Franchise.city Affiliate Program. 3.2. Franchise.city reserves the right to terminate this Agreement and your participation in the Affiliate Program immediately and without notice to you should you commit fraud in your use of the Affiliate Program or should you abuse this program in any way. If such fraud or abuse is detected, Franchise.city shall not be liable to you for any commissions for such fraudulent sales. 3.3. This Agreement will begin upon our acceptance of your Affiliate application, and will continue unless terminated hereunder.


4. Termination
Either party may end this Agreement AT ANY TIME, with or without cause, by giving the other party written notice. Written notice can be in the form of mail, email or fax. In addition, this Agreement will terminate immediately upon any breach of this Agreement by you.


5. Modification
We may modify any of the terms and conditions in this Agreement at any time at our sole discretion. In such event, you will be notified by email. Modifications may include, but are not limited to, changes in the payment procedures and Franchise.city's Affiliate Program rules. If any modification is unacceptable to you, your only option is to end this Agreement. Your continued participation in Franchise.city's Affiliate Program following the posting of the change notice or new Agreement on our site will indicate your agreement to the changes.


6. Payment
6.1. Franchise.city is a PPS (pay-per-sale) affiliate program. We pay affiliates a commission on referred customers. Affiliate commissions rates will range from 10% to 90% of the fees collected as a result of the broker commission sale of a specific business or franchise. The affiliate understands that each franchise and business for sale has agreed to pay a specified affiliate commission. 6.2. Affiliates are paid amounts owing approximately every 30 days by a company check, approximately 15 days after the prior period. All payments are made in U.S. dollars only. 6.3. Franchise.city will only pay Affiliates for commissions that are earned and tracked through their unique links or identifying referral data as an Affiliate. Any Affiliate that is removed from the program because of non-compliant behavior will not receive commissions from any referred customers. 6.4. As required by Law Canadian residents may be requested to submit certain tax forms (as required by the CRA) Residents of other countries will be responsible for submitting applicable taxes to the appropriate authorities.


7. Access to Affiliate Account Interface
You will create a password so that you may enter Franchise.city’s secure affiliate account interface. From the site you will be able to receive reports that will describe various commissions due to you.


8. Promotion Restrictions
8.1. You are free to promote your own web sites, but naturally any promotion that mentions Franchise.city could be perceived by the public or the press as a joint effort. You should know that certain forms of advertising are always prohibited by Franchise.city. For example, advertising commonly referred to as "spamming" is unacceptable to us and could cause damage to our name. Other generally prohibited forms of advertising include the use of unsolicited commercial email (UCE), postings to non-commercial newsgroups and cross-posting to multiple newsgroups at once. In addition, you may not advertise in any way that effectively conceals or misrepresents your identity, your domain name, or your return email address. You may use mailings to customers to promote Franchise.city so long as the recipient is already a customer or subscriber of your services or web site, and recipients have the option to remove themselves from future mailings. Also, you may post to newsgroups to promote Franchise.city so long as the news group specifically welcomes commercial messages. At all times, you must clearly represent yourself and your web sites as independent from Franchise.city. If it comes to our attention that you are spamming, we will consider that cause for immediate termination of this Agreement and your participation in the Franchise.city Affiliate Program. Any pending balances owed to you will not be paid if your account is terminated due to such unacceptable advertising or solicitation. There may be local or regional restrictions pertaining specifically to the advertising of franchise or business opportunities. It is the sole obligation of the affiliate to ensure compliance with all local laws a regulations, and Franchise.city will not be held liable in the event of non compliance. 8.3. Affiliates are not prohibited from keying in prospect’s information into the lead form as long as the prospects’ information is real and true, and these are valid leads (i.e. sincerely interested in Franchise.city’s service). 8.4. Affiliate shall not transmit any so-called “interstitials,” “Parasiteware™,” “Parasitic Marketing,” “Shopping Assistance Application,” “Toolbar Installations and/or Add-ons,” “Shopping Wallets” or “deceptive pop-ups and/or pop-unders” to consumers from the time the consumer clicks on a qualifying link until such time as the consumer has fully exited Merchant’s site (i.e., no page from our site or any Franchise.city’s content or branding is visible on the end-user’s screen). As used herein a. “Parasiteware™” and “Parasitic Marketing” shall mean an application that (a) through accidental or direct intent causes the overwriting of affiliate and non affiliate commission tracking cookies through any other means than a customer initiated click on a qualifying link on a web page or email; (b) intercepts searches to redirect traffic through an installed software, thereby causing, pop ups, commission tracking cookies to be put in place or other commission tracking cookies to be overwritten where a user would under normal circumstances have arrived at the same destination through the results given by the search (search engines being, but not limited to, Google, MSN, Yahoo, Overture, AltaVista, Hotbot and similar search or directory engines); (c) set commission tracking cookies through loading of Merchant site in IFrames, hidden links and automatic pop ups that open Franchise.city’s site; (d) targets text on web sites, other than those web sites 100% owned by the application owner, for the purpose of contextual marketing; (e) removes, replaces or blocks the visibility of Affiliate banners with any other banners, other than those that are on web sites 100% owned by the owner of the application.


9. Grant of Licenses
9.1. We grant to you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable right to (i) access our site through HTML links solely in accordance with the terms of this Agreement and (ii) solely in connection with such links, to use our logos, trade names, trademarks, and similar identifying material (collectively, the "Licensed Materials") that we provide to you or authorize for such purpose. You are only entitled to use the Licensed Materials to the extent that you are a member in good standing of Franchise.city's Affiliate Program. You agree that all uses of the Licensed Materials will be on behalf of Franchise.city and the good will associated therewith will inure to the sole benefit of Franchise.city. 9.2. Each party agrees not to use the other's proprietary materials in any manner that is disparaging, misleading, obscene or that otherwise portrays the party in a negative light. Each party reserves all of its respective rights in the proprietary materials covered by this license. Other than the license granted in this Agreement, each party retains all right, title, and interest to its respective rights and no right, title, or interest is transferred to the other.


10. Disclaimer
FRANCHISE.CITY MAKES NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES REGARDING FRANCHISE.CITY SERVICE AND WEB SITE OR THE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES PROVIDED THEREIN, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF FRANCHISE.CITY ABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED AND EXCLUDED. IN ADDITION, WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATION THAT THE OPERATION OF OUR SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE, AND WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR THE CONSEQUENCES OF ANY INTERRUPTIONS OR ERRORS.


11. Representations and Warranties
You represent and warrant that: 11.1. This Agreement has been duly and validly executed and delivered by you and constitutes your legal, valid, and binding obligation, enforceable against you in accordance with its terms; 11.2. You have the full right, power, and authority to enter into and be bound by the terms and conditions of this Agreement and to perform your obligations under this Agreement, without the approval or consent of any other party; 11.3. You have sufficient right, title, and interest in and to the rights granted to us in this Agreement.


12. Limitations of Liability
WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU WITH RESPECT TO ANY SUBJECT MATTER OF THIS AGREEMENT UNDER ANY CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF REVENUE OR GOODWILL OR ANTICIPATED PROFITS OR LOST BUSINESS), EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. FURTHER, NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED IN THIS AGREEMENT, IN NO EVENT SHALL FRANCHISE.CITY'S CUMULATIVE LIABILITY TO YOU ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, TORT OR OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY, EXCEED THE TOTAL COMMISSION FEES PAID TO YOU UNDER THIS AGREEMENT.


13. Indemnification
You hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless Franchise.city, and its subsidiaries and affiliates, and their directors, officers, employees, agents, shareholders, partners, members, and other owners, against any and all claims, actions, demands, liabilities, losses, damages, judgments, settlements, costs, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees) (any or all of the foregoing hereinafter referred to as "Losses") insofar as such Losses (or actions in respect thereof) arise out of or are based on (i) any claim that our use of the affiliate trademarks infringes on any trademark, trade name, service mark, copyright, license, intellectual property, or other proprietary right of any third party, (ii) any misrepresentation of a representation or warranty or breach of a covenant and agreement made by you herein, or (iii) any claim related to your site, including, without limitation, content therein not attributable to us.


14. Confidentiality
All confidential information, including, but not limited to, any business, technical, financial, and customer information, disclosed by one party to the other during negotiation or the effective term of this Agreement which is marked "Confidential," will remain the sole property of the disclosing party, and each party will keep in confidence and not use or disclose such proprietary information of the other party without express written permission of the disclosing party.


15. Miscellaneous
15.1. You agree that you are an independent contractor, and nothing in this Agreement will create any partnership, joint venture, agency, franchise, sales representative, or employment relationship between you and Franchise.city. You will have no authority to make or accept any offers or representations on our behalf. You will not make any statement, whether on Your Site or any other of Your Site or otherwise, that reasonably would contradict anything in this Section. 15.2. Neither party may assign its rights or obligations under this Agreement to any party, except to a party who obtains all or substantially all of the business or assets of a third party. 15.3. This Agreement shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario, Canada without regard to the conflicts of laws and principles thereof. 15.4. You may not amend or waive any provision of this Agreement unless in writing and signed by both parties. 15.5. This Agreement represents the entire agreement between us and you, and shall supersede all prior agreements and communications of the parties, oral or written. 15.6. The headings and titles contained in this Agreement are included for convenience only, and shall not limit or otherwise affect the terms of this Agreement. 15.7. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, that provision shall be eliminated or limited to the minimum extent necessary such that the intent of the parties is effectuated, and the remainder of this agreement shall have full force and effect.