Affiliate commissions

In exchange for providing genuine promotion of Barn2 Media's products and services, Barn2 Media will pay the Affiliate a percentage Commission of the price (excluding tax) of any WordPress plugins sold to a third party who accesses barn2.com through a referral link on the Affiliate's website.

The current percentage Commission is 30% and is subject to change by Barn2 Media at any time. Barn2 Media will notify the Affiliate via email or any change to the Commission percentage.

Commission will be paid for the initial 1-year payment to purchase an annual or lifetime license for one of Barn2 Media's plugins. It does not apply to any future renewals of the license.

Referral links should point to the main Barn2 website, for example to the homepage, Plugins page, individual plugin sales pages, or to blog posts/tutorials. No commission will be paid for affiliate links to a plugin demo site or to documentation pages in the knowledge base.

Barn2 Media will keep accurate and up-to-date records of the data used to calculate the Commission owed to the Affiliate. The relevant totals will be made available to the Affiliate via the Affiliate Area of barn2.com.

Payouts

Due to Barn2 Media's 14-day free trials plus the 30-day refund policy, any Commissions for January will be paid in the first week of April; February Commissions will be paid during the first week of May; and so on throughout the year.

Payment will be made in USD to the PayPal account associated with the payment email address which the Affiliate provided during registration (which can be updated via the Affiliate Area).

Each payout will have a minimum amount of $50. Any payouts under the threshold will be rolled over and added to your next payout.

Rejected payments

Commission will only be paid for valid referrals. Barn2 Media reserve the right to reject any referrals for any reason which we believe to be in violation of these Terms. For example, referrals will typically be rejected if any of the following applies:

  • The sale that generated the commission has been refunded.
  • The referral method violated our policies or the spirit of our policies.
  • The purchase was made by the affiliate - for example, if they bought the plugin for their own use.
  • The referral came from a link on a coupon sharing or discount site.

No commission will be paid for transactions that are later subject to refunds or chargebacks. If Barn2 Media has already paid Commission for a transaction which is later refunded or charged back then the Commission already paid will be deducted from a future payment.

Tax

Barn2 Media is not responsible for any taxes that the Affiliate owes as a result of their relationship with Barn2 Media. The Affiliate is responsible for their own tax affairs.

Cookie expiry

The cookies used to track usage of the referral links are stored for 14 days. If a customer purchases a plugin after the cookie has expired, or from a different browser or device, then no commission will be paid.

Policies

Approved promotional methods

Affiliates are encouraged to promote our plugins in a way that adds genuine value for your readers and for our potential customers. The idea is that you promote a product that you like and genuinely believe in, and earn commission as a reward - so everyone wins. For example:

  • Write a blog post or plugin review – The best way to generate significant Commission is to write high quality, unique content about our plugins and publish it on your website. We are happy to suggest ideas of topics for you to write about.
  • Social sharing – Regularly send tweets with your affiliate link, and share on Facebook and other social networks. These should offer genuinely useful information and recommendations of our plugins, and not spam your followers.
  • Help others online – Lots of people would benefit from a Barn2 plugin, but they haven't discovered us yet! For example, customers often post on online forums and Facebook groups asking how to achieve a particular task in WordPress or WooCommerce. If you know that our plugins will solve their problem, help them out and include your affiliate link. Facebook groups such as 'WordPress Experts' and 'WooCommerce Help & Share' are excellent for this.
  • Refer clients – If you are a developer or agency and have regular clients who will benefit from our plugins, then share an affiliate link with them.
  • Cross-promotion - If you sell complementary products such as other WordPress themes and plugins, then you can share the word about Barn2's plugins with your existing customer base. We're always happy to chat about interesting use cases that will benefit all of our customers.

Prohibited promotional methods

  • Coupon sites are not permitted because they are most likely to be used by customers already planning to purchase a Barn2 plugin. As a result, links on coupon code sites do not add genuine value.
  • Confusing customers or pretending to be formally associated with Barn2. Affiliates are not employees and have no formal connection with Barn2 Media, so you must not imply this.
  • Any type of spam. Email, link spamming, comment spamming, etc. is not allowed. If you’re posting to a forum or comment thread, follow the rules of the website you’re on and ensure it adds real value.
  • Anything illegal or morally offensive. All affiliate links should add genuine value and be intended to help and educate the reader.

Paid search

It is permitted to promote our plugins by bidding on keywords in search engines or social media sites if you meet the following conditions:

  • Do not bid keywords with variations of the Barn2 name, such as “Barn2”, “Barn2 Plugins”, “Barn2 Media” or “barn2.com” either on its own or with additional terms (e.g. “Barn2 discounts”) because this can be misleading.
  • Don’t use any Barn2 website URL (e.g. barn2.com) as the ad’s display URL.
  • Don’t directly link to Barn2 Media from any paid search ads. Instead, link to a landing page containing your affiliate link.

Potential consequences

If we discover that your promotional methods do not meet these terms at any time, then we will reject any unpaid commissions and disable your affiliate account. We will normally notify you if this happens, but we may not contact you if it is clear that you joined the affiliate program with the intention of breaking these terms.

License & intellectual property

Barn2 Media agrees for the Affiliate to use the referral links and banners provided via the Affiliate Area to promote Barn2 Media's products and services.

Barn2 Media retains all rights, ownership, and interest in these materials, and in any copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property. Nothing in these Terms grant the Affiliate any rights, ownership or interest in these materials, or in the underlying intellectual property, other than the rights to use them as granted under these Terms.

Relationship of Parties

Registering as an Affiliate does not create any employment relationship, agency relationship or partnership between Barn2 Media and the Affiliate. The Affiliate will promote Barn2 Media's products as an independent party. The Affiliate will have no authority to bind Barn2 Media into any agreement, nor will the Affiliate be considered to be an agent of Barn2 Media in any respect.

Affiliate's representations and warranties

The Affiliate represents and warrants that:

  • They have the legal authority to enter into an agreement under these Terms.
  • They will not distribute any unsolicited bulk emails or spam in relation to their promotion of Barn2 Media's products or services.
  • They will not use Barn2 Media's name or any of its products or services for any misleading purpose. This includes implying that Barn2 Media's products or services are the Affiliate's own; and using a domain name or other branding that is confusing similar to Barn2 Media's name or its plugins.
  • Their website does not contain any materials that are sexually explicit, obscene or pornographic; offensive, hateful, threatening, libelous or discriminatory in any way; graphically violent; or solicitous of any unlawful or misleading behaviour.

Indemnification

The Affiliate indemnifies and holds harmless Barn2 Media for any claim, damage, lawsuit or other consequences arising out of any breach of the Affiliate's warranties under these Terms; or any other cost arising out of the Affiliate's promotion of Barn2 Media's products or services.

Term

These terms will take effect as soon as the Affiliate submits the registration form for the Affiliate Program. Either party may terminate the agreement at any time and for any reason. No notice is required of termination. The Affiliate will receive commission for any transactions made through the referral link up until the date and time of the termination.

After termination, the Affiliate may continue promoting Barn2 Media's products and services (unless Barn2 Media specifically requests that this stops), however they will no longer receive commission for any transactions made through the referral link.

Removal of online information

The Affiliate is expected to promote Barn2 Media's products and services in an accurate, ethical and responsible way.

Barn2 Media reserves the right to request that any online material the Affiliate has published relating to the products and services is removed from the Internet. The Affiliate must comply with any removal requests within 2 working days.

Limitation of liability

Barn2 Media shall not be liable for any loss of profits or costs, or for any other direct or indirect damages arising out of any loss, suspension or interruption of service, termination, or any other performance of services under these Terms.

Severability

If any part of these Terms is held unenforceable or invalid for any reason, the remainder of these Terms will continue in full force and effect.