Terms and Conditions

Affiliate Agreement

This is a legally binding Agreement by which you (the "Affiliate") agree to refer potential customers (each a "Customer") to us ("Lulu Software") through the Internet. Please read this Agreement carefully as it describes all of your rights and obligations in your relationship with Lulu Software. Lulu Software is in the business of producing, marketing and promoting various online affiliate management and reseller services (the "Service") on the Internet.

1. Appointment of Affiliate

1.1. Appointment of Affiliate. Lulu Software grants the Affiliate the non-exclusive, non-transferable right and license to advertise, market and promote the Service in accordance with the terms and conditions hereof. All other rights and licenses not expressly granted to the Affiliate herein are reserved by Lulu Software.

2. Obligations of Lulu Software

2.1. Services. Lulu Software shall provide the Services, subject to the terms hereof. Lulu Software can change or terminate any part of the Service, at any time and in any manner at its sole discretion and without prior notice to the Affiliate.

2.2 Commissions. Lulu Software shall pay to Affiliate commissions (the "Commissions") at the rates set out by Lulu Software visible in the Affiliate's account through affiliates.lulusoftware.com (the "Site"), such as they may be from time to time. Commissions shall be paid only when the Affiliate refers a valid sale of such product through the Site.

3. Obligations of the Affiliate

3.1. Promotion. The Affiliate shall use its best efforts to actively and effectively advertise, market and promote the Service.

3.2. Marketing. The Affiliate shall engage only in advertising, marketing and promotional efforts which do not violate any law, and which reflect positively upon the business reputation of Lulu Software and products who resell products through Lulu Software. Lulu Software shall have the right to review and approve the manner and methods of advertising, marketing and promotion used by the Affiliate in connection with the Service. Affiliate shall send to Lulu Software a copy of any and all promotional material used in performing hereunder. Whether or not Lulu Software reviews or comments on such material shall not affect the obligations of Affiliate hereunder. Affiliate shall cease any promotional campaign that Lulu Software deems inappropriate.

3.3 Costs. The Affiliate shall bear all costs and expenses incurred in connection with the advertising, marketing and promotion of the Service; including without limitation, all costs directly related to marketing. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL Lulu Software BE LIABLE HEREUNDER FOR ANY AMOUNTS OTHER THAN THE FEES.

3.4 Valid information. The Affiliate shall provide a valid and public e-mail address as well as an accurate postal address (no mailboxes) for Lulu Software or potential products to contact the Affiliate.

4. Compensation

4.1. Commissions. Lulu Software shall pay the Commissions as per the terms hereof. No Commissions shall be paid unless Affiliate is owed at least $100 during the then current Commission payment cycle.

4.2. Offset Right. Lulu Software shall have the right to withhold any and all Commissions if Affiliate or any of its affiliates are in breach of this Agreement any other agreement with Lulu Software or any of its affiliates. To the extent that any chargebacks of transactions occur in respect of customers referred to Lulu Software by Affiliate, Affiliate shall be obliged to refund both the Commissions earned in respect of such transactions together with a share of the fees incurred by Lulu Software in respect of the chargeback which corresponds to the share of the Commissions on the transaction earned by the Affiliate. By way of example only, if Affiliate was to earn 35% on the transaction in Commissions and the fee to Lulu Software for the chargeback is $50, then the Affiliate shall be liable to reimburse Lulu Software for any Commissions received in respect of the transaction, plus $17.50, being 35% of $50.00. In the event of any inconsistency between these terms and the posted Commissions, the latter shall prevail.

4.3 Reserve Account. Lulu Software shall withhold ten percent (10%) of Commissions on a rolling period of three (3) months from when they would otherwise be payable in a non-interest bearing reserve account (the "Reserve Account") which account shall be used to offset liabilities (including, but not limited to, charge backs and refunds) of the Affiliate to Lulu Software hereunder. In case of termination amounts that accumulate in the Reserve Account shall be paid to Affiliate within one (1) year of the termination hereof, unless this Agreement is terminated for breach in which case the Affiliate forfeits its rights in the amounts held in the Reserve Account. The Reserve Account is not insured in the event of a bankruptcy of Lulu Software.

5. Term and Termination

5.1 Term. The term of this Agreement shall begin as of the date on which the Affiliate has agreed to the terms hereof either through the Site or on paper and shall end one (1) year thereafter after which it shall automatically renew for additional and successive one (1) year terms until terminated pursuant to the terms hereof.

5.2 At Will. Either party may terminate this Agreement on notice to the other party either via the Site or as provided below.

5.3. Default. Lulu Software may terminate this Agreement with immediate effect if the Affiliate is in breach of the terms of this Agreement. Such breach includes, but is not limited to, situations when the Affiliate engages in advertising, marketing, distribution and promotional efforts that would impair the goodwill and business reputation of Lulu Software or would expose Lulu Software to legal liability.
Lulu Software may terminate this Agreement with immediate effect if the Affiliate shall become insolvent or make a bulk sale of its assets or if the Affiliate makes a general assignment for the benefit of creditors, or any proceeding or filing is instituted or made by the Affiliate seeking relief, or to adjudicate it a bankrupt or insolvent, or seeking the liquidation, winding up, reorganization, arrangement, adjustment or composition of it or its debts under any law relating to bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization or relief of debtors, or seeking the appointment of a receiver, trustee, custodian or other similar official for it or for any substantial part of its assets or takes any action to authorize or in furtherance of any of the foregoing;

5.4. Effect of Termination. Upon any termination hereof, the Affiliate shall immediately return to Lulu Software any and all materials, over which Lulu Software has a proprietary right, that are in the Affiliate's possession and/or in the possession of the Affiliate's agents and employees. The Affiliate shall also immediately remove any hyperlinks and materials, over which Lulu Software has a proprietary right, from the Affiliate's web site and/or the web sites of the Affiliate's agents.

5.5. Lulu Software Information. Any and all information concerning Lulu Software resellers, products, customers and other affiliates shall remain the sole and exclusive property of Lulu Software and may not be used or disclosed by Affiliate without the prior express written consent of Lulu Software.

5.6 Commissions Following Termination. In the event that this Agreement is terminated without default by Affiliate, Lulu Software shall continue to pay Commissions to Affiliate for one month after such termination after which Lulu Software shall not be liable for any Commissions to the Affiliate. In the event that this Agreement is terminated on account of a default by Affiliate, Lulu Software shall not be liable for any Commissions not already paid to the Affiliate from the time that said default occurred.

6. Fee Statements

6.1. Fee Statements. Payment of Commissions shall be accompanied by a statement that specifies the calculation of the sum to be paid to the Affiliate. Affiliate shall not be entitled to any Commissions on referrals of customers who subsequently chargeback, return or obtain a refund in respect of their purchases through Lulu Software. Fee statements will therefore be adjusted by Lulu Software from time to time to reflect overpayments, customer chargebacks and/or credits or underpayments to customers by Lulu Software. To the extent that Affiliate is liable to refund Commissions pursuant to this provision, Lulu Software shall deduct the amount of such Commissions from future Commissions payable hereunder. Lulu Software may also offset any liability of Affiliate to Lulu Software by withholding Commissions that would be otherwise payable.

6.2 Online Monitoring. Affiliate shall be granted, during the term hereof, the right to monitor the Commissions to which it is entitled, from time to time, via its online login at the Site.

6.3 Lulu Software Reporting Definitive. In the event of any dispute as to the amount of Commissions payable, the Lulu Software reports concerning such Commissions shall be authoritative and shall supersede any other tracking that may have been carried out by Affiliate or any third party.

7. Exclusivity and Non-Competition

7.1. Non-Exclusive. The Affiliate agrees, understands and acknowledges that Lulu Software may enter into agreements of this type with third parties to promote the Service or a similar version thereof.

7.2. Names. The Affiliate has not paid for the use of the trademarks, logos, copyrights, trade names or designations belonging to Lulu Software, and nothing contained in this Agreement shall give the Affiliate any right to, title to or interest in any of them.

7.3. Software. The Affiliate acknowledges that Lulu Software owns and retains all copyrights and other proprietary rights, as well as any software supplied by Lulu Software, whether through the Site or otherwise. The Affiliate shall not assert any claim or interest in any trademark, trade name, copyright, service mark or logo belonging or licensed to Lulu Software, or do anything to adversely affect their validity or enforceability. This includes any act or assistance in any act that may infringe upon, or lead to the infringement of, any software copyright.

7.4. Registration of Names. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing terms, the Affiliate shall not itself attempt, or assist any third party in attempting, to register any trademark, trade name or other proprietary right with any governmental agency (federal, provincial, local or otherwise) or with any other entity or authority without the express, unequivocal and unambiguous prior written consent of Lulu Software. The Affiliate shall not affix a trademark, logo or trade name of Lulu Software to any non-Lulu Software product. The Affiliate shall not alter, erase, deface or overprint any notice of proprietary rights on anything provided by Lulu Software.

8. Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure

8.1 Confidential Information. The Affiliate and Lulu Software each agree that each may have access to, and become acquainted with, confidential information of the other. The Affiliate and Lulu Software each specifically agree not to misuse, misappropriate or disclose any such confidential information, directly or indirectly, to any third party.

9. Representations and Warranties

9.1.The Affiliate warrants, represents and covenants to Lulu Software: (a) that it has all necessary rights, licenses, permissions and business permits; and will comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations in connection with promoting the Service; (b) that its practices hereunder shall not consist of use of SPAM, bulk e-mails, fax blasting for any illegal or distasteful business practices; and (c) that Affiliate shall not make any misrepresentations concerning Lulu Software or any products or services sold through Lulu Software.

10. Indemnification and Limitation of Liability

10.1 Indemnification. Affiliate shall defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Lulu Software, its directors, officers, employees, agents, assigns, and successors-in-interest from and against any and all third-party liability, damages, losses, claims, demands, actions, causes of action and costs (including attorneys' fees and expenses) arising out of or resulting from (i) Affiliate's performance under this Agreement including, without limitation, performance, nonperformance, or defect in performance, any statement, misstatement, representation or misrepresentation made by Affiliate; (ii) the negligent or willful acts or omissions of Affiliate or Affiliate's agents and/or employees; and (iii) any statements, claims, representations or warranties made by Affiliate or Affiliate's agents and/or employees, relating to the Products.

10.2 No Warranties. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, Lulu Software EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, AS WELL AS ANY WARRANTIES THAT THE SERVICES PROVIDED BY Lulu Software OR THAT THE OPERATION OF THE SERVICES WILL BE INTERRUPTION OR ERROR FREE.

10.3 Limitations of Liability. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED HEREIN, Lulu Software, ITS AFFILIATES, AGENTS AND LICENSORS, SHALL NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, BE LIABLE TO THE PUBLISHER FOR CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, EVEN IF Lulu Software HAS BEEN APPRISED OF THE LIKELIHOOD OF SUCH DAMAGES OCCURING. EXCEPT AS REQUIRED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL Lulu Software'S LIABILITY (WHETHER BASED ON AN ACTION OR CLAIM IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE) TO THE AFFILIATE IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH OR ARISING OUT OF THIS AGREEMENT EXCEED THE FEES ACTUALLY PAID TO THE AFFILIATE DURING THE SIX (6) MONTHS PRIOR TO THE EVENT GIVING RISE TO LIABILITY.

10.4 Force Majeure. Lulu Software shall use its commercially reasonable efforts to perform its obligations hereunder, however, Lulu Software, its affiliates, agents or licensors shall not be liable for any loss resulting from the activities of the Affiliate, nor from any erroneous statements or errors in transmission, nor for any loss resulting from any delay, interruption or failure to perform hereunder due to any circumstances beyond Lulu Software's reasonable control including, without limitation, acts of god, fire, explosion, earthquake, riot, terrorism, war, sabotage, accident, embargo, storms, strikes, lockouts, any interruption, failure or defects in Internet, telephone, or other interconnect services or in electronic or mechanical equipment. Lulu Software's obligations hereunder shall be suspended during any of the foregoing circumstances, which suspension shall not be a cause for termination of this agreement by the Affiliate.

11. General

11.1 Notices. Any notice, demand, request or other communication required or permitted to be given under this Agreement shall be in writing and delivered personally, or sent by prepaid registered mail, return receipt requested (i) to the Lulu Software at the postal address provided therefor on the Site; to the Affiliate at the address provided therefor upon registration with the Site; or to such other address as either party may have previously indicated to the other in writing in accordance with the foregoing. Any such notice, request, demand or communication shall be deemed to have been received on the day it was delivered personally, on the fifth (5th) day following mailing, unless there is a disruption of any kind of postal service.

11.2 On-Line or Written Formation of Contract. By acceptance of the terms hereof on-line by the Affiliate or by execution of a written acceptance of the terms hereof by the Affiliate, this Agreement together with any supplemental agreements and appendixes constitute the entire validly legally binding agreement between the parties pertaining to the subject matter contained in it and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous agreements, representations and understandings of the parties. No waiver of any of the provisions in this Agreement shall be deemed or shall constitute, a waiver of any other provision, whether or not similar, nor shall any waiver constitute a continuing waiver. No waiver shall be binding unless executed in writing by the party making the waiver.

11.3 Amendments. None of the terms of this Agreement shall be amended by either party unless such an amendment specifically references this Agreement and is agreed to by both parties.

11.4 Assignment. None of the Affiliate or any of its successors may assign this Agreement, or any rights hereunder, directly or by operation of law, without the prior written consent of the Lulu Software which consent may be withheld for any reason, at the Lulu Software's sole discretion.

11.5 Successors. This Agreement and the provisions hereof shall ensure to the benefit of and be binding upon the Parties and their respective successors and permitted assigns.

11.6 Enforcement. The Affiliate shall be liable for and shall indemnify and reimburse the Lulu Software for any and all reasonable attorneys' fees and other costs and expenses paid or incurred by the Lulu Software in the enforcement of this Agreement, or in collecting any amounts due from the Affiliate hereunder, or resulting from any breach of any of the terms or conditions of this Agreement.

11.7 Remedies. All remedies of either party hereunder are cumulative and may be exercised concurrently or separately. The exercise of any one remedy shall not be deemed to be an election of such remedy and shall not preclude the exercise of any other remedy. No failure on the part of either party to exercise and no delay in exercising any right or remedy hereunder shall operate as a waiver of such right or remedy.

11.8 Severability. If any provision of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable by any court of final jurisdiction, it is the intent of the parties that all other provisions of this Agreement be construed to remain fully valid, enforceable and binding on the parties.

11.9 Governing Law and Choice of Forum. This Agreement shall be deemed to be governed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the Province of Quebec whose courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction over disputes arising hereunder. The parties hereto agree that this agreement is drafted and executed in the English language. Les parties aux présentes s'entendent pour que la présente convention soit rédigée en langue anglaise.

11.10 Whole Agreement. References to "this Agreement" include any schedules, supplementary agreements, addendum, appendixes and amendments and any other agreements, schedules appendixes and amendments promulgated by the Lulu Software and furnished to the Affiliate from time to time.