GSG Affiliate Program

Terms of Use  (Updated 3/1/22)

Participation in the GreenSmoothieGirl.com Affiliate Program requires agreement to these terms of use. You may not participate in the program if you do not understand and agree to these terms of use.

Scope and Eligibility

Our Affiliate Program is designed to provide an incentive for health-, nutrition-, or self-improvement-focused platforms to regularly promote GSG products and services to new leads. The program will compensate participants who demonstrate a regular effort to promote GSG products and services. Affiliates are paid a referral commission for eligible sales. Affiliates are only eligible for commissions if they promote for at least one annual event such as our annual Detox event. Affiliates must signup for the eligible annual events to participate. Promotion must be done by sending an email using provided swipe copy.

Affiliates must have an eligible platform:
1) website
2) blog, social network presence, newsletter, or email campaign
3) health practice or program
4) relevant audience online or in person

Ineligible platforms include, but are not limited to, non-health-related websites, coupon listing websites, and affiliate link repositories.

Please contact affiliate support to determine if any alternative platforms qualify.

What a Referral Is

A referral is generated when an order is made by a new lead who is sent to our site by an affiliate.

Example A: 1.) Lead clicks affiliate link, 2.) Lead purchases eligible item, 3.) affiliate gets referral commission.
Example B: 1.) Lead clicks affiliate link, 2.) Lead does not purchase eligible item, 3.) affiliate does not get commission.

When an affiliate achieves a referral, the affiliate receives commissions from that customer's eligible future orders as long as the affiliate remains eligible and active.

Existing customers are not considered new leads so do not generate referrals. Past orders and orders not processed through an affiliate link do not generate referrals.

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Commission Rates

Referral commissions are derived from the net price of eligible items. Not all products or services may be eligible. Product eligibility and rates may change any time without notice.

  • Taxes, shipping, other costs, and eligible coupon values may be excluded in the calculation of commissions
  • Orders using coupons are ineligible for commissions, with some exceptions
  • Items sold via external vendors are not eligible for commissions
  • Ineligible Items include Group Buy, blenders, ionizers, saunas, upgrades
  • Tier 2 commissions are paid for some items

Product Rates are shown in Stats & Earnings > My Commission Structure:

Product Commissions

Standard Rates*  Tier 1  Tier 2
GSG Programs 40% 10%
Consumables 10% 0%

Commission Calculation:
Item Price x Commission Rate**

* Exceptions apply. Rates and eligible items may change depending on active promotion. Rates and terms may change without notice.

** If coupons or bonus items are eligible, the respective value may be subtracted from the item price before the commission is calculated.

Payment of Commissions

Commission payouts are made by Zelle when commission balance is at least $200. Unclaimed, denied, undeliverable, or returned payouts are considered forfeited and are not re-sent. Affiliates are responsible for keeping their Zelle information current. Payouts are made according to the payout schedule in the Affiliate Center. The payout schedule is not a guaranteed schedule and should not be relied upon for time-sensitive income or accounting purposes. Payouts will be made as needed to ensure accurate administration of the affiliate program, which may fluctuate continually.

Zelle

Affiliates are responsible for keeping their Zelle contact information current. Without current Zelle information, Affiliates can not receive commission payouts.

If your Zelle phone or email changes, you can notify us affiliates@greensmoothiegirl.com.

About Zelle

Commission Payment Clawbacks and Miscalculations

Clawbacks are retractions of commissions due to refunds issued on orders which had generated referral commissions. If a refund is issued for an order which generated a commission for an affiliate, the commission will be retracted in one of two methods described below. If a miscalculation has resulted in over-payment of commissions, the commission may be retracted in one of two methods described below.

  1. The commission amount will be deducted from a future commission payout.
  2. The retracted commission amount will be requested from the Affiliate.

Although we take measures to minimize clawbacks by postponing commission payouts until the typical refund period has passed, it is possible that clawbacks will occur.

Orders placed by leads failing to use an affiliate link are not eligible for referral consideration. Requests for retroactive referrals will not be accepted for existing orders without advance approval.

If you have referred a lead to our site and the lead fails to use your affiliate link for any reason, a referral will not be credited to your account retroactively. If a lead referred to our site finds the use of your affiliate link to be problematic, contact us immediately.

Leads whose devices block HTTP cookies, thereby preventing referrals from being completed, are not eligible for referral consideration without the prior approval described herein. The GSG Affiliate Program requires cookies to assign leads to affiliates.

Certain venues will receive permission in advance for leads to place orders by manually entering an affiliate link URL. For example, an alternative health practice who directly promotes GSG products on location, but does not have a website or online venue to promote GSG products, may request advance approval for retroactive referrals.

Since GSG Affiliates are required to actively promote GSG products and services, it is expected that referrals be generated by use of affiliate link.

Review the Scope and Eligibility section for approved platforms. Potential Affiliates who operate in a platform not included in the Scope and Eligibility section may contact affiliate support to request advance approval for an alternative platform.

Prohibited Practices

  • Copying and/or distributing content from greensmoothiegirl.com without express permission is not allowed.
  • Copying and/or distributing content from books, eBooks, newsletters, or emails is not allowed.
  • Publishing affiliate links repetitiously, in a misleading way, or without adequate promotional content is considered misuse.
  • Misrepresenting GreenSmoothieGirl.com or implying or posing as a subsidiary or representative of GreenSmoothieGirl is not allowed.
  • Online systems that compete with or divert website traffic from the GreenSmoothieGirl.com website are not allowed.
  • Membership content and materials, such as our Detox and 12 Steps programs, may not be shared outside their respective membership area. Affiliates wishing to promote memberships should use swipe content or create promotional material congruent with the respective public membership page, public product pages, or personal experience. Care should be taken to not reveal the unique aspects or methods of our programs that would normally be available to only members in the membership areas, or membership materials owners.
  • Copying and distribution of GSG content can be copyright infringement. All content on greensmoothiegirl.com is copyrighted. If in doubt, inquire to affiliate support.

Federal Tax Documents

Form W-9 and W-8BEN
Upon registration, US affiliates are required to send a completed Form W-9.

Non-US Affiliates are responsible for determining applicable tax procedures. Some non-US affiliates will find Form W-8BEN appropriate.

Line 1 of Form W-9 must match the name on the tax payer's tax return.

If the affiliate's name is not present on the W-9, please indicate the name when submitting the tax documentation.

Tax information and/or forms not provided within 30 days of referrals may result in delay or forfeiture of commissions.

If you did not submit your tax info upon registration, please email affiliates@greensmoothiegirl.com and ask for the W-9 submission link.

How to fill out and submit forms.

1099-MISC
US Affiliates who are paid at least $600.00 by GSG during the calendar year, whether through the Affiliate program or in combination with other means, will be sent IRS Form 1099-MISC as required by law.* By participating in our Affiliate Program, you agree to provide information necessary for the processing and delivery of this annual tax document.

*Please be aware that Zelle (and PayPal if you participated when we used PayPal for payouts) may also send a 1099 which will include the GSG Affiliate earnings paid through their services. Reporting earnings from both 1099s on your tax return may result in over-reporting of income.

Regardless of the amount of Affiliate earnings, Affiliates are responsible for reporting all Affiliate commissions as gross income. It is taxable income.

Terms of Affiliate Program Membership

Affiliates must demonstrate an ongoing effort to promote GSG products and services and have an approved platform. GreenSmoothieGirl reserves the right to reject any earned commissions and to remove any affiliate from the program at our sole discretion.

Affiliates can earn lifetime commissions from the referrals generated by their leads. To remain eligible for lifetime commissions, affiliates must promote to new leads during an annual promotion event at least once per year. Leads not promoted to within one year will no longer earn commissions for the referring affiliate. Accounts will be closed if affiliate link clicks have not been generated for more than one year, or if affiliate has not participated in an annual promotion.

Our affiliate program does not allow participation for the primary purpose of earning referral commission for personal purchases (self-referrals). Accounts using the program primarily for self-referrals may be closed without notice.

Affiliates generating only self-referrals are not eligible for commissions.

Affiliates earning only Tier 2 commissions are not eligible for commissions.

Eligibility requirements are the discretion of GSG. As a guideline, a minimum of 4 non-self-referrals per month, and historic sales of at least $1200 during the past 6 months is expected. Exceptions may be granted affiliates demonstrating a regular, ongoing effort to promote GSG products or programs.

Reciprocation of referrals between affiliates to earn commissions is not allowed and may result in closure of both affiliate accounts.

Affiliates may have relationships with other affiliate programs; however, platforms used primarily to distribute affiliate or marketing content may be ineligible for commissions.

Accounts will be considered inactive if affiliate link clicks have not been generated for more than 12 months. Accounts generating only self-referrals are considered inactive. Inactive accounts will be deleted after 12 months of inactivity.

Returns will not be accepted for orders placed by affiliates if the reason for the return is that the affiliate did not receive an expected referral commission for the order.

Affiliates are responsible for knowing laws and terms of use of social network and other utilized methods of promotion.

Affiliates are responsible for knowing tax laws applicable to their participation in our affiliate program.

Program Membership Summary

  • Annual promotion required: Affiliates must promote GSG products or programs during a promotional event
  • Non-personal use: the Affiliate program may not be used primarily for personal purchases
  • Payment of earned commissions is subject to eligibility restrictions and minimums
  • GreenSmoothieGirl.com reserves the right to reject commissions and disqualify affiliates

GSG Right to Manage the Affiliate Program

Affiliate accounts in violation of any terms may be deactivated without notice. Violators may be banned from the GSG website without notice.

We reserve the right to accept or deny referrals at our discretion; to raise, lower, adjust, postpone, or discontinue commission rates and payments at any time; and to decline or terminate affiliate accounts if we feel our products or programs are not being publicized in an appropriate manner, or if we have any other concern about the advertising or marketing techniques employed by the Affiliate, or for any other reason at our discretion.

Affiliates have no obligation to continue and may terminate their membership at any time.

Terms of use may change without notice.

When emailing affiliate support, please include a link to or copy of your promotional material associated with the order in question, along with the name, date or order number, and/or email address of the customer.

Please direct Affiliate Program questions to affiliate support.

GreenSmoothieGirl.com Affiliate Center

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