These Referral Program Terms govern your participation in our Refer-A-Friend Program ("Referral Program"). Ebates Performance Marketing, Inc. ("Company" or "we" or "us") offers the Referral Program to our members who are interested in referring friends and/or family to sign up and shop through www.rakuten.com or www.ebates.com.
2. Qualified Referrals
A Qualified Referral must:
- Be a natural person (i.e., no businesses, legal entities or pets);
- Be a new member to www.rakuten.com or www.ebates.com;
- Sign up to become a member using your custom referral link or other methods supplied by us that allow for proper tracking of referrals;
- Consent to and comply with the General Terms and Conditions; and
- Make at least $25 in purchases that earn Cash Back through www.rakuten.com or www.ebates.com within one (1) year from sign-up.
You may be eligible to earn a reward ("Bonus") for each Qualified Referral that you refer. The Bonus applicable to Qualified Referrals changes from time to time, and will be set forth on our referral site ("Referral Site"). The Bonus applicable to your Qualified Referral will be the Bonus displayed on the Referral Site at the time your Qualified Referral earns Cash Back on their first $25 worth of purchases through www.ebates.com or www.rakuten.com.
By participating in the Referral Program, you represent and warrant that (i) you have a personal relationship with your referral or otherwise have the necessary consents to submit their information to the Referral Program; and (ii) you will comply with all applicable Company policies and terms, and any and all applicable laws, rules and regulations in your participation in the Referral Program.
The following is a non-exhaustive list of activities that are not permitted and that will disqualify you from earning Bonuses through the Referral Program: (i) self-referral; (ii) creating fake accounts, blogs, web pages, profiles, websites, links or messages; (iii) any bulk email distribution, submission or distribution to strangers, or any other promotion that would constitute or appear to constitute unsolicited commercial email or "spam"; (iv) posting your referral link on any page that is not owned and controlled by you, including, but not limited to, any merchant Facebook or forum page; (v) bidding on any keywords containing "Ebates" or "Rakuten" or common misspellings thereof, including, but not limited to, Ebates.com and Rakuten.com; (vi) placement of our logos or mention of our trademarks or tradenames in any ad text, extensions or banner ads; (vii) paid advertising for the purpose of generating traffic directly to your referral link; (viii) misleading or attempting to mislead anyone in connection with the Referral Program, including, but not limited to, misrepresenting your relationship with us or posing as our representative in an official capacity; and (ix) taking any action or making any content that is disparaging or defamatory to us. Multiple accounts created with the same name, address, email address or other identifying feature may be flagged as fraudulent referrals.
6. Reservation of Rights
We reserve the right to withhold, deny or cancel any bonuses and/or rewards and/or terminate your account if Company, in its sole discretion, deems any bonus and/or reward as fraudulent, abusive, unethical, suspicious or otherwise inconsistent with these Referral Program Terms, the General Terms and Conditions or any other applicable law or regulation. Our decisions are final.
We reserve the right to suspend or terminate the Referral Program or to change these Referral Program Terms at any time and for any reason in our sole discretion.