Ambassador Agreement

Effective: January 1, 2020

Introduction

This agreement is designed with you in mind, as well as to protect Overnight Bikes, and our customers.

Ambassador Registration

We moderate all registrations and we appreciate your accurate and honest information. Please note that the review process may take a few days – we know you are eager to join our team of ambassadors, and we appreciate your patience.

If you’re approved, you’ll be given a unique referral ID that you can use to promote Overnight Bikes via referral links. Check out your private Ambassador Area for visits and referrals information, data and more.

Commissions and Payouts

You’ll earn a 40% commission (i.e., $100) when a customer joins Overnight Bikes using your referral link.

We pay out ambassador commissions in USD via PayPal the first week of every month. As we have a 30 day money back guarantee, we only pay commissions that are older than 30 days.

In order to receive a payout for your referrals, you must provide a valid email associated with your PayPal account.

We do not allow referrals to be generated on your own purchases. We do not offer recurring referrals.

Referral Cookie Lifetime

When a potential customer clicks on your referral link, a cookie is stored in their browser to track your referral. The cookie is then stored for a generous 30 days to give your referred customers time to decide if they wish to join Overnight Bikes, or ask us any pre-sale questions they may have.

A referral won’t be awarded if:

  1. The customer uses a different browser to purchase than the one they originally used to visit our site (because the cookie does not exist in that browser)
  2. The customer purchases after 30 days (because the cookie will expire).

Refunded Purchases

Referrals older than 30 days and in good standing (i.e. the purchase has not been refunded) will be included with each commission payout. If a purchase is refunded, a commission won’t be paid out for that referral.

We reserve the right to reject ambassador commissions for any reason. Commission rejections may occur for the following reasons:

  1. The sale that the referral was based on was refunded
  2. The method by which the referral was generated was in violation of our promotional policies (see below) or violated the spirit of the Ambassador Agreement.

Affiliate News and Updates

By becoming an ambassador you agree to receive emails from Overnight Bikes. These emails will be sent to ambassadors only, on an ad-hoc basis, and may include important information regarding the Overnight Bikes ambassador program. These emails will also provide you with relevant news and updates to help you effectively promote Overnight Bikes. As an ambassador you may be privy to embargoed or time-sensitive information in these emails (this information may only be promoted after an embargo is lifted).

And we won’t spam you, ever – promise.

Ambassador Application Rejection

We reserve the right to reject ambassador applications for any reason. We also reserve the right to choose whether we provide an explanation or reasoning for ambassador application rejection. Below are just a few reasons why an application may be rejected (this is not an exhaustive list):

  • Ambassador applications for websites that sell, advertise or engage in pornography, phishing scams, spamming, illegal business practices, or that include any material infringing on National or International Copyright will be rejected.
  • Ambassador applications for websites that we do not believe are aligned with our industry or business may be rejected.
  • Websites or social media accounts considered inappropriate by Overnight Bikes will be rejected.

Inappropriate websites and social media accounts:

The following types of sites are not permitted to become an ambassador: adult sites, sites that display adult material or banners, sites that promote violence, hatred or bigotry, sites that promote or engage in illegal activity, including (but not limited to), hacking, cracking, nulled, and warez sites. Ambassador applications for inappropriate websites will be rejected, and we reserve the right to choose whether or not to provide a rejection reason.

Application Questions

When you apply to become an ambassador we may email you at the email address you have supplied with some questions regarding your application. This may be because:

  • We didn’t understand something in your application, or,
  • We’d like to learn a bit more about how you will promote Overnight Bikes and need a little more detail.

If we reach out to you and we haven’t heard back within 7 days, your application may be rejected. If your initial application is rejected, you are welcome to reapply to become an ambassador and provide us with more detail for reconsideration.

Dormant Ambassador Accounts

We encourage all of our affiliates to actively promote Overnight Bikes to keep earning commissions. If we can help you come up with ideas on how to promote Overnight Bikes, please let us know – we’re here for you! An ambassador account is considered dormant if no visits have been generated after a 6-month period. A dormant ambassador account will be temporarily deactivated if no visits have been generated after 6 months.

Allowed Promotional Methods

How you promote Overnight Bikes is reflected in the commission you earn. We encourage the use of promotional methods that add value to Overnight Bikes and bring us legitimate, loyal customers. We love it when our team of ambassadors blog about training for a triathlon, cycling race, group ride or tour and mention Overnight Bikes.

Here are a few examples of awesome promotional methods to earn more commission:

  • Tell the athletes you train, fans you influence, and customers you serve about Overnight Bikes, and give them your ambassador referral link
  • Write a review or a blog post about training for an upcoming event or participating in a race, group ride or tour and link to our site with your referral link
  • Reach out to a broad audience with your social network accounts. Tweet about us on Twitter with your ambassador referral link, post about us on Facebook with your ambassador link, or communicate to your Linkedin followers with your ambassador link. Spam-free promotion is a great way to get more referrals!
  • Provide value to others by answering related questions on other sites with helpful responses, and using your referral link in your replies.

Prohibited Promotional Methods

The prohibited promotional methods listed below aren’t meant to scare you off – they’re here to protect you, and us, and our customers from any fraudulent activity, which is something we take pretty seriously. Here’s a list of what is and what isn’t allowed.

  • Overnight Bikes may not be promoted on coupon sites. Customers who are searching for a coupon are already in the market for Overnight Bikes, so this method adds no value to Overnight Bikes.
  • Paid advertising using your ambassador link is prohibited. Buying ads through services like Google Ads, social ads, or retargeting ads and using our brand keywords and your ambassador link will result in ambassador account deactivation.
  • Any type of spam is prohibited. Links, ads, emails, comments… any type of spam. Please respect the posting rules of any 3rd-party websites you use to promote Overnight Bikes. Please note, this is not an exhaustive list of spam methods; if we decide that your activity is spam, it’s spam.
  • Any illegal activity or activity deemed offensive by us is prohibited. This may result in referrals being rejected and/or your ambassador account being deactivated. See above for allowed promotional methods.
  • Don’t pretend to be professionally associated with Overnight Bikes. Ambassadors aren’t employees of Overnight Bikes, and have no employee rights.
  • Pretending to actually be Overnight Bikes is prohibited. Cloning our site, copying our site, using our copyrighted site assets, and pretending that a site created by you is an official Overnight Bikes site is unethical and prohibited (this includes using services that automatically clone websites, or places them into iframes).
  • Any type of false promotion to customers that you are endorsed or operated by Overnight Bikes is prohibited.

If you’re unsure or concerned that some activity you’re about to proceed with may be considered prohibited, please ask us.

Consequences

If your promotional methods step outside of these terms, your referrals may be rejected and we may disable your ambassador account. We reserve the right to do this and may or may not notify you in the instance that this occurs. Please use allowed promotional methods, and help us to help you succeed as an ambassado.

Acceptance

By accepting the terms and conditions of our Ambassador Agreement you are providing your nonlegal agreement to abide by them. By registering and being approved as an ambassador in our ambassador program you agree that your commissions are subject to approval before they are accepted and subsequently paid.

The ambassador relationship does not represent a professional or formal agreement, and as an ambassador you are not an employee of Overnight Bikes. You agree that this is not a legally binding relationship and as a result may not take legal action against Overnight Bikes. These ambassador terms and conditions are subject to change without notice.