Referral Agreement

This agreement is designed with you in mind, as well as to protect Studio Stratos and our clients. We developed our Referral Program to thank our loyal and valued brand advocates for connecting us with wonderful people and projects.

Referral Registration

To become a Referral Partner, you must first fill out our registration form and be approved to receive commissions.

We review and moderate all our Referral Partner registrations, and we appreciate your accurate and honest information. Please note that we are a small team so the review process may take a few days. We know you are eager to join our team of Partners, and we appreciate your patience!

If you’re approved, welcome to the team! You’ll receive an approval email to mark the date we will track all the awesome projects you bring our way. 

The following Terms and Conditions (T&C, Terms or Agreement) apply to your participation in the Referral Program offered by Studio Stratos (we, us, our) or any of our affiliated entities. The Referral Program (the Program) allows you (the Referral Partner, your) to promote Studio Stratos services and receive commissions as set out in this T&C. The Terms and Conditions incorporate by reference our Privacy Policy.

An Overview of the Program:

Let’s run through a quick snapshot of what to expect from our Referral Partner Program.

  • To register as a Referral Partner you must complete our Referral Partner registration form.
  • You must have worked with Studio Stratos or be a service provider in a complimentary industry.
  • Referrals must be a direct introduction via email and booked within 90 days of the introduction.
  • For projects referred with full payment received by Studio Stratos to the gross total of €500-€1,000, you will receive a flat rate of €50 per new client project.
  • For projects referred with full payment received by Studio Stratos to the gross total of €1,000+, you will receive a 10% commission up to €300 per new client project.
  • Minimum payout balance of €100.00, and no maximum payout (we pay in EURO)
  • Referrals are paid out to your Irish bank account or through Paypal.
  • Referrals cannot be generated on your own purchases (this includes using a different email address).

Referral Partner application rejection:

We reserve the right to reject Referral Partner applications for any reason. We also reserve the right to choose whether we provide an explanation or reasoning for Referral Partner application rejection. Below are just a few reasons why an application may be rejected (this is not an exhaustive list):

  • Referral Partner applications for websites that sell, advertise or engage in pornography, phishing scams, spamming, illegal business practices or that include any material infringing on National or International Copyright will be rejected.

  • Referral Partner applications for businesses that we do not believe are aligned with our industry, business or the Studio Stratos brand may be rejected.

  • If you apply to become a Referral Partner and you have not worked with Studio Stratos or you are not a service provider in a complimentary industry your application may be rejected. We want Referral Partner who genuinely know and like our work, not to generate false claims and reviews.

  • Referral Partner applicants with websites and businesses that re-sell any of our deliverables, services or products will be rejected.

  • Websites and businesses considered inappropriate by Studio Stratos will be rejected.

Inappropriate websites and businesses:

The following types of sites and business are not permitted to become an Referral Partner: adult sites and businesses, sites and businesses that display and communicate adult material or banners, sites and businesses that promote violence, hatred or bigotry, sites and businesses that promote or engage in illegal activity, including (but not limited to), hacking, cracking, nulled, and warez sites. Referral Partner applications for inappropriate websites and businesses will be rejected, and we reserve the right to choose whether or not to provide a rejection reason.

Relationship of the Parties:

Both Studio Stratos and the Referral Partner agree that they enter into this Agreement as independent contractors, and nothing in this Agreement will create any partnership, joint venture, agency franchise, sales representative, or employment relationship between them. The Referral Partner has no authority to make or accept any offers or representations on behalf of Studio Stratos. The Referral Partner cannot make any statement, whether on the Referral Partner’s website or otherwise, that reasonably would contradict anything in this section.

Your Responsibilities as a Referral Partner:

As a Studio Stratos Referral Partner, you agree that:

    • You are responsible for providing us with full and accurate account information and for keeping that information up to date. Such information includes, but is not limited to: contact details, all website URL(s) where Studio Stratos will be promoted, promotional practices and means, payment details and any other details we may require. We reserve the right to request additional data regarding all the websites where you promote Studio Stratos and the promotional practices you use. Failure to provide accurate information may result in rejection or exclusion from the Program, suspension or termination from our Referral Program and forfeiture of any commissions. Best keep us updated and in the loop if anything changes!

    • You should act in good faith to refer clients in good standing.

    • You should not take action or make recommendations to your referrals that result in a potential revenue loss for Studio Stratos.

    • You should not engage in incentivised programs and business-opportunity sites, using marketing practices that might be unethical or likely to attract customers, not in good standing.

    • You should not engage in any SEO/spam link building techniques in order to generate more referrals for Studio Stratos.

    • You agree not to violate any applicable law.

    • You should be loyal to Studio Stratos and should not misuse its confidence and shall not damage its reputation.

    • If we detect a pattern in your referral practices that in our reasonable opinion violates any aspect of the T&C, we reserve the right to suspend or terminate your referral account and cancel all outstanding commission payments due.

Referral Partnership Updates and News:

By becoming a Studio Stratos Referral Partner you agree to receive emails from Studio Stratos. These emails will be sent to Referral Partners only, on an ad-hoc basis, and may include important information regarding the Studio Stratos Referral Partner program. These emails will also provide you with relevant news and updates to help you effectively promote Studio Stratos. As an Referral Partner, you may be privy to embargoed or time-sensitive information in these emails (this information may only be promoted after an embargo is lifted). And we won’t spam you, ever – pinky promise!

Commissions and Payouts Structure:

Projects valued €500-€1,000:

For projects, paid in full to the gross value of €500 – €1,000 you will receive a flat rate of €50. Here’s a basic example of earnings could receive:

  • Logo Design valued at €700 – you earn €50.
Projects valued €1,000+:

For projects, paid in full to the gross value of €1,000+ you will receive a 10% commission. Here’s are basic examples of earnings could receive:

  • Brand Identity Package valued at €1,500 – you earn €150.
  • Basic Website Package valued at €1,800 – you earn €180.
  • eCommerce Website Package valued at €3,000 – you earn €300.
  • Custom Brand Identity and eCommerce Website Package valued at €5,000 – you earn €300.

We pay our Referral commissions in EURO directly to your Irish bank account or Paypal account in the first week of every month. The minimum payout balance is €100.00 – should you not meet this minimum within the month your balance will be carried into the next month. And there’s no maximum payout balance, so go share our services freely!!

Don’t forget – in order to receive a payout for your referrals, you must register your Irish bank account or PayPal details with our payouts service.

We do not allow referrals to be generated on your own purchases. We do not offer recurring referrals.

Tracking your Referral:

We completely understand that these things take time and serious consideration for your referral. For that reason we allow a generous 90 day period from your direct introduction for your referral to book their project with us.

Perhaps you may wonder why we don’t track for longer? That’s because we don’t want to hold on to data of non-clients for an extended period of time. 90 days gives plenty of time for back and forth with questions and considerations for people who intend to work with Studio Stratos. 

A referral won’t be awarded if:

  1. You have not directly introduced us to your referral. (If we can’t link the new client back to you, we will not be able to track it).
  2. The customer purchases after 90 days.
  3. You are referring yourself or an existing Studio Stratos client.

Refunded Referrals:

If a payment on a referred project is refunded, a commission won’t be paid out for that referral.

We reserve the right to reject affiliate commissions for any reason. Commission rejections may occur for the following reasons:

  1. The sale that the referral was based on was refunded
  2. The method by which the referral was generated was in violation of our promotional policies (see below) or violated the spirit of the Referral Agreement.

Statement of Commissions:

Should you wish to receive a statement of commissions received for your own records, please email accounts@studiostratos.co.

Limitation of Liability:

YOU AGREE THAT, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, YOU WILL NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE, HOLD US OR OUR LICENSORS, AGENTS, EMPLOYEES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS AND/OR THIRD PARTY VENDORS LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES WHATSOEVER INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, COST SAVINGS, REVENUE, BUSINESS, DATA OR USE, OR ANY OTHER PECUNIARY LOSS BY YOU OR ANY OTHER THIRD PARTY. YOU AGREE THAT THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS APPLY WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT OR TORT OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY AND APPLY EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT WILL WE BE LIABLE TO YOU WITH RESPECT TO ANY AND ALL BREACHES, DEFAULTS, OR CLAIMS OF LIABILITY UNDER THIS AGREEMENT OR UNDER ANY OTHER DOCUMENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. YOU AGREE THAT IN THOSE JURISDICTIONS, OUR LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

This provision shall survive termination of the Agreement.

  • With a seven-day prior notice without explanation.
  • Immediately with no prior notice, if you or your Referral Partner account violate the Referral Partner Program Terms and Conditions.

Once a Referral Partner account is terminated, we will no longer track the sales associated with the Referral Partner and you will not qualify for future Referral commissions. Any commissions due at the time of termination will be paid to the Referral Partner as per payout criteria. No outstanding commission payments will be due if we terminate your account because of the violation of this T&C.

Upon termination of the Referral Partner account, this Agreement shall be automatically terminated.

Governing Law:

Any dispute, controversy or claim arising under this Agreement shall be resolved in accordance with the legislation in the jurisdiction of Ireland.

Changes to the Referral Program Terms:

We may alter this Agreement and any policies or provisions incorporated by reference at any time. The amendments and/or supplements of the Agreement shall be effective immediately upon posting to the website of Studio Stratos. The current T&C is always available on the Studio Stratos website. Only a Studio Stratos official may alter this T&C.  No oral explanation or oral information given by any party shall alter the interpretation of this T&C.

Promoting Studio Stratos

Allowed Promotional Methods:

How you promote Studio Stratos is reflected in the commission you earn! We encourage the use of promotional methods that add value to Studio Stratos and bring us legitimate, loyal clients who you know will love to work with us.

Here are a few examples of great promotional methods:

  • Tell clients, customers or friends about Studio Stratos, and introduce them to us via email to accounts@studiostratos.co.

  • Write a review or blog post about Studio Stratos and offer to introduce us to your audience.
  • Refer your own clients to Studio Stratos should you feel they will benefit from our services. 
  • Provide value to others by answering related questions online and offline with helpful responses, and if appropriate, introduce Studio Stratos to support their needs.

Prohibited Promotional Methods:

We love and back our work 100%, and we are very careful with how it’s promoted, so we want Referral Partners who are 100% behind us too! The prohibited promotional methods listed below aren’t meant to scare you off – they’re here to protect you, and us, and our clients from any freaky or fraudulent activity, which is something we take pretty seriously. We know you’ll understand. 🙂 But here they are in writing just in case you’re not totally sure what is and what isn’t allowed.

  • Paid advertising using for commissions are prohibited. 
    We are looking for genuine conversations with people you know will love our work. Buying ads through services like Google AdWords, social ads, or retargeting ads and using our brand keywords and link to Studio Stratos will result in the termination of our Referral Partnership.
  • Any type of spam is prohibited
    Links, ads, emails, comments… any type of spam. Please respect the posting rules of any 3rd-party websites you use to promote Studio Stratos. P.S. This is not an exhaustive list of spam methods; if we decide that your activity is spam, it’s spam.
  • Any illegal activity or activity deemed offensive by us is prohibited
    This may result in referrals being rejected and/or your affiliate account being deactivated. See above for allowed promotional methods!
  • While we love all of our clients and are flattered to have you as a brand advocate, please don’t pretend to be professionally associated with Studio Stratos.
    Referral Partners are not employees of Studio Stratos and have no employee rights.

     

  • Pretending to actually be Studio Stratos is prohibited
    Cloning our site, copying our site, using our copyrighted site assets, and pretending that a site created by you is an official Studio Stratos site is unethical and prohibited (this includes using services that automatically clone websites, or place them into iframes).
  • Again, false promotion to clients that you are endorsed or operated by Studio Stratos is prohibited (and super uncool – don’t be that person).

If you’re unsure or concerned that some activity you’re about to proceed with may be considered prohibited, please ask us at accounts@studiostratos.co.

Consequences of prohibited promotional methods:

If your promotional methods step outside of these terms, your referrals may be rejected and we may disable your Studio Stratos Referral Partner account. We reserve the right to do this and may or may not notify you in the instance that this occurs. Please use allowed promotional methods, and help us to help you succeed as a valued Referral Partner!

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