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Virtual Studio Systems (VSS) Affiliate Partner Agreement

Our affiliates are very important to us. We do our best to treat you with the fairness and respect you deserve. We simply ask the same consideration of you. We have written the following affiliate agreement with you in mind as well as protecting our company's good name.

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Musical Regards,
VSS Management


AFFILIATE AGREEMENT

PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE AGREEMENT. YOU MAY PRINT THIS PAGE FOR YOUR RECORDS.

THIS IS A LEGAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND VIRTUAL STUDIO SYSTEMS. BY SUBMITTING THE ONLINE 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 Virtual Studio Systems's (VSS) Affiliate Program. The purpose of this Agreement is to allow HTML linking between your web site and the VSS web site. Please note that throughout this Agreement, "we," "us," and "our" will mean VSS, and "you," "your," and "yours" will mean the affiliate.

2. Affiliate Obligations
2.1. To begin the enrollment process, you will complete and submit the online application. We will evaluate your application to join the program and notify you of your acceptance or rejection. We may reject your application at our sole discretion.
2.2. As a member of VSS's Affiliate Program, you will have access to the VSS Affiliate Partners Zone. At this site you will be able to change your affiliate preferences and download HTML code (that provides for links to web pages within the VSS web site). You are only allowed to link to those specific web pages that we designate in the HTML code. Plus, in order for us to accurately keep track of guest visits from your site to ours, you must use the HTML code that we provide.
2.3. VSS 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.
2.4. You agree to fully cooperate with us in order to establish and maintain any links between the VSS site and your site.
2.5. The maintenance and the updating of your site will be your responsibility. We may monitor your site as we feel necessary to make sure that your site is up-to-date and to notify you of any changes to your site that we feel should be made.
2.6. It is entirely your responsibility to follow all applicable intellectual property and other laws that pertain to your site. 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. VSS Rights and Obligations
3.1. We have the right to monitor your site at any time to determine if you are following the terms and conditions of this Agreement and to notify you of any changes to your site that we feel should be made or to make sure that your links to our web site are appropriate and to notify you of any changes that we feel should be made. If you do not make the changes to your site that we feel are necessary, we reserve the right to terminate your participation in the VSS Affiliate Program.
3.2. VSS reserves the right to terminate this Agreement and your participation in the VSS Affiliate Program immediately and without notice to you should you commit fraud in your use of the VSS Affiliate Program or should you abuse this program in any way. If such fraud or abuse is detected, VSS 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 you or we 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 in our sole discretion. In such event you will be notified by email and a change notice will be posted at your Affiliate Partners Zone. Modifications may include, but are not limited to, changes in the payment procedures, and VSS's Affiliate Program rules. If any modification is unacceptable to you, your only option is to end this Agreement. Your continued participation in VSS'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
VSS will send you a commission check every month (providing you are owed at least $50.00). However, if the commissions payable to you for any month are less than $50.00, we may at our option hold these commissions until the total amount due is at least $50.00 or (if earlier) until this Agreement is terminated.

7. Access to Affiliate Center
You will create a password so that you may enter our secure Affiliate Partners Zone. From this site you will be able to receive your reports that will describe our calculation of the Commissions due to you.

8. Promotion Restrictions
You are free to promote your own web sites, but naturally any promotion that mentions VSS 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 VSS. 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 VSS 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 VSS so long as the news group specifically welcomes commercial messages. No matter what, you must always clearly represent yourself and your web sites as independent from VSS. 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 VSS Affiliate Program. Any pending balances owed to you will not be paid if your account is terminated due to unacceptable advertising or solicitation.

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 VSS's Affiliate Program. You agree that all uses of the Licensed Materials will be on behalf of VSS and the good will associated therewith will inure to the sole benefit of VSS.
9.2. You grant to us a non-exclusive right to utilize your names, titles, and logos in the advertising, marketing, promoting, and publicizing in any manner our rights under this Agreement. However, VSS is under no obligation to so advertise, market, promote, or publicize.
9.3. 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
VSS MAKES NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES REGARDING VSS SERVICE AND WEB SITE OR THE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES PROVIDED THEREIN, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF VSS 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 VSS'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 agree to indemnify and hold harmless VSS and its employees, representatives, agents and affiliates, against any and all claims, suits, actions, or other proceedings brought against VSS based on or arising from any claim (i) that our use of any material provided by you infringes on any copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or any other intellectual property right of any third party, or (ii) resulting from your breach of this Agreement or resulting from your breach of any third party intellectual property right or misappropriation of any material, or resulting from any of your defamatory, libelous act or resulting from your violation of any third party right of publicity or privacy. You will pay any and all costs, damages, and expenses, including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys' fees and costs awarded against or otherwise incurred by VSS in connection with or arising from any such claim, suit, action, or proceeding.

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 VSS. 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 State of Maine 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.

If you accept the terms outlined above and wish to apply for membership in the VSS Affiliate Partner Program, please click the "I ACCEPT..." button below: