Updated Aug. 13, 2019
Out of the Sandbox's affiliate program is designed as a way for Shopify developers, agencies, bloggers and influencers to earn a commission from the sale of Shopify themes.
Below are the full terms and conditions of the Out of the Sandbox affiliate program.
- Eligible Sites: The Out of the Sandbox affiliate program is not valid for coupon, deal, sale or discount sites. Affiliate links cannot be posted to any of these types of sites. In general, referral links may be posted on bona fide agency sites, blog posts, email newsletters or shared via social media. You may also share your affiliate link with clients, colleagues or your professional network. You may not, however, set up an affiliate account and then purchase a theme for your own use.
- Payment Schedule: All conversions are subject to a one month hold period. After the one month period, payment is issued on or around the middle of the month following the end of the waiting period. Exact payout dates and timing may vary and Out of the Sandbox reserves the right to determine payout dates and eligibility at its sole and final discretion. Some conversions may be subject to a longer hold period. All sales and commissions are in USD and are based on net sale, after discounts, but before taxes or other fees.
- Representation and Disclosure: Affiliates may not represent themselves as "authorized resellers" or "resellers" of Out of the Sandbox themes or use any other language the conveys a partnership, reseller or wholesale relationship between the affiliate and Out of the Sandbox. Affiliates must link visitors directly to the https://outofthesandbox.com website to purchase. Affiliates must comply with all local or international disclosure laws in content containing affiliate links.
- Brand Standards: Affiliates must abide by all Out of the Sandbox brand standards. Affiliates may, at Out of the Sandbox's sole and final discretion, be asked to remove any logos or other brand assets.
- Discount Codes: Affiliates may not publish discount codes on public websites or create pages claiming to contain them unless approved by Out of the Sandbox. Affiliates may, however, distribute discount codes to eligible customers privately or via single social media posts. Customers are still eligible to use any discount code they are eligible for, even if not provided by the affiliate, though this will reduce commission slightly or may result in commission not being paid.
- Taxes: Affiliates are solely responsible for any taxes or other government mandated fees and Out of the Sandbox cannot provide tax advice. Out of the Sandbox will not be responsible for issuing tax records or statements to affiliates.
- Tracking: Please be aware that if you refer a visitor to our site, we may use remarketing technology to display ads to that customer in the future. Orders placed via remarketing are not eligible for commission. Also, please be aware that if a customer searches for or attempts to use certain discount codes, your sale may not be eligible for commission.
- Commission Conditions: In order to receive affiliate commission, the theme must be purchased via your unique tracking link or other approved method at the Out of the Sandbox store (https://outofthesandbox.com). Themes purchased from the Shopify Theme Store (https://themes.shopify.com) are NOT eligible for commission. Not valid for prior purchases. Out of the Sandbox reserves the right, at its sole and final discretion, to determine the eligibility of commissions and the payout schedule of commissions, including partial commissions. Affiliate commission is based on the final purchase price and collected revenue, less any discounts applied. Please note that if a customer you referred receives a refund, you will no longer be eligible for commission on that sale. Out of the Sandbox also reserves the right, at its sole and final discretion, to suspend or remove affiliates eligibility at any time and without notice and to withhold payments.
- Payment Accounts: Out of the Sandbox does not verify that PayPal accounts are correct and is not responsible for notifying customers of errors. Affiliates should log in to the affiliate dashboard to verify the correct PayPal email address is on file. If payment is issued to an incorrect email address as the result of affiliate error, the commission is forfeited and the affiliate must update the email address on file immediately to receive future payments. Payments returned to Out of the Sandbox due to invalid account information generally will be returned to the affiliate balance due until a valid PayPal email address is provided, however, Out of the Sandbox cannot be responsible for errors in email addresses and reserves the right to retain funds that are repeatedly returned due to invalid email address data.
- Confidentiality: Conversion rates, payouts and program operations are considered confidential, proprietary information between the affiliate and Out of the Sandbox. Out of the Sandbox affiliates are strictly prohibited from discussing publicly conversion rates, payouts, program policies or other program details in any public forum.
- Paid Search: Affiliates may use paid search, display networks, sponsored posts or other advertising to refer customers to Out of the Sandbox, but are specifically prohibited from bidding on or targeting any lookalike, variation or broad match of "Out of the Sandbox," "OOTSB," "OOTS," "Sandbox," any of our theme, style or demo store names or our existing audience. You are also specifically prohibited from targeting based on searches for coupon codes, discounts and other related terms. Affiliate ad copy or imagery must including the word “Affiliate” at least once per ad, image or sponsored post. Although some advertising networks permit bidding on trademarked terms, your participation in this program affirms your agreement to this policy, which overrides any advertising network policies. Affiliates found to be engaging in any of these practices will have funds withheld without warning.
- Out of the Sandbox reserves the right to edit or modify the terms of this program or suspend or cancel this program at any time without notice. This program is provided as a courtesy only and Out of the Sandbox cannot guarantee that all commissions will be properly tracked and cannot provide credit for improperly tracked orders. Out of the Sandbox also reserves the right to deny any application or remove an affiliate from the program for any reason without notice.