Below is a list of guidelines regarding the ZooTemplate Affiliate Program:

1. Websites approved for use in the ZooTemplate Affiliate Program

Most blogs and websites qualify to participate in the Affiliate Program. However,  we reserve the right to refuse or revoke membership at any time if we determine that your website contains objectionable material. Your site must also be fully functional with original content. Spam or scraper sites will not be approved. If your site is still in its development stage, please apply after it’s completed.

2. Promoting ZooTemplate without a website

Although promotion through websites is the most popular way our Affiliates promote ZooTemplate, we recognize that different markets have different needs. If you do not include a website to review, please make sure to include details regarding how you plan to market ZooTemplate in the Description section on the Affiliate Program application.

3. Using the ZooTemplate or ZO2 Framework names in a domain name

Any affiliate who intends to market a CleverSoft name, including but not limited to ZooTemplate and the ZO2 Framework, in a top-level domain (eg. must obtain written consent from CleverSoft Solutions prior to execution. Each marketing plan is reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

4. Sample Affiliate Disclaimer

Affiliates who have obtained written approval from CleverSoft Solutions to use ZooTemplate in a top-level domain must include an affiliate disclaimer in the site footer.  For example:  “This website is independently owned by an affiliate marketer of ZooTemplate. It is not sponsored by ZooTemplate, CleverSoft Solutions, or Joomla.  Joomla, ZooTemplate, and the ZO2 Framework are registered trademarks of their respective owners.”

5. Using the ZooTemplate name in URLs, ads or promotions

While we encourage you to use our brand in your promotions on your site, prior consent is required by CleverSoft Solutions for use of the term ZooTemplate in Facebook, Twitter, Intagram, Google Plus or other social networking site URLs.

6. Promoting affiliate links on Twitter with the hashtag #ZOOTemplate

While we encourage our Affiliates to engage and participate in ZooTemplate-related discussions using the Twitter hashtag #ZOOTemplate, spam links that include an obscured affiliate link are prohibited.

7. Using Affiliate Links on Pinterest

While we encourage you to pin our content to your boards, undisclosed affiliate links on ZooTemplate-related Pinterest pins are strictly prohibited.

8. Buying themes using your own Affiliate link

As a general rule, Affiliates are not eligible for commissions on purchases made through your own affiliate link. However, we recognize there may be situations where your business makes sales in such a way that this process is preferable. Since we monitor transactions for self-sales, we ask that you get in touch with us before you begin using your own links for sales so we can set up an arrangement that meets your processing needs.

9. Violation of Affiliate Program

If you have a concern that you may be violating any of our guidelines, please contact us.  Chances are, we can find a way to work through this without any issue. That said, Affiliates found to be in violation of the Affiliate Program Guidelines will forfeit commissions relating to either the specific transaction in violation or all commissions assigned. Excessive violations will result in termination of the violating party’s Affiliate account. We’d really prefer not to go there, so please get in touch with us if you have any questions whatsoever. We’re happy to help however we can.