This is the Web site of LinkShare Corporation
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LinkShare Corporation ("LinkShare" or "we" or "us") uses this website to operate affiliate marketing networks over the World Wide Web (the "Web"). The word "our" is a possessive pronoun referring to LinkShare.
While certain areas of this website may be accessed and viewed by members of the public, not all visitors to this website may use our networks. Each LinkShare network is available for use only by persons or entities that join the network as either a "Merchant" or an "Affiliate."
Only persons or entities that operate websites through which they conduct a business are eligible to become Merchants. Affiliates must be corporations or other legal entities or adults (at least of the legal age to be able to enter into contracts in the jurisdiction in which they reside) that also operate websites which they use to conduct a business or generate revenues. In order to become a Merchant or Affiliate, a person or entity must apply for membership and have the application accepted by LinkShare.
We do not gather information about or from visitors to or users of this website solely as a result of such visits or usage, other than from (i) persons or entities whom we allow to join a network as a Merchant pursuant to a written contract that We and the Merchant sign and physically deliver (a "Merchant Agreement") and (ii) persons or entities whom we allow to join a network as an Affiliate pursuant to either a written contract that We and the Affiliate sign and physically deliver or an "online" contract that the Affiliate can review on the Affiliate registration page on this website and agree to by clicking on a button on that page (an "Affiliate Agreement").
Information About Merchants
We use a "template" form of contract to enroll Merchants. That template changes from time to time and, in some cases, may incorporate network policies that we publish on this website that are accessible only by Merchants or prospective Merchants to whom we grant access. We do not publish our template Merchant Agreement on this website or make the incorporated network policies that are posted on this website available to the public. We do provide the template and access to the incorporated network policies to prospective Merchants with whom we are interested in pursuing a network relationship. Each such prospective Merchant is encouraged, and has the opportunity, to review the template and any incorporated policies, including their terms that define the respective obligations of LinkShare and the Merchant regarding use and disclosure of confidential information and privacy.
LinkShare's rights and obligations with respect to the disclosure and use of the information we gather about any Merchant are governed by the Merchant Agreement that we and the Merchant sign.
Information About Affiliates
In order to join a network as an Affiliate, a person or entity has to apply for membership by completing an "online" application on this website. The online application requires personally identifiable information about the applicant. The application form may be viewed by clicking on the Affiliate registration page of this website. Besides the information that we gather by means of the online application, we may obtain a great deal of personally identifiable information about an Affiliate through a variety of online or offline means. That information includes the Affiliate's contact information, IRS taxpayer identification number (which may be an individual's social security number) and VAT registration numbers (for non-U.S. networks), as well as information about the business conducted by the Affiliate on its website related to the use of our networks, including information about the online marketing strategies and plans and the kinds and volumes of transactions conducted through our networks generally and with specific Merchants.
LinkShare's rights and obligations with respect to the disclosure and use of the information we gather about any Affiliate are governed by the Affiliate Agreement that we enter into with that Affiliate. Usually, that Affiliate Agreement is an "online" form that, as a condition to joining any of our networks, we require each Affiliate to accept by clicking on a button on the Affiliate registration page of our website used for the particular website. In a few special cases, the Affiliate Agreement may be a paper document that is manually signed and physically delivered.
We post on the Affiliate registration pages of this website our "template" form of contract by which we enroll Affiliates. That template changes from time to time and may incorporate policies that we also publish on this website. Each prospective Affiliate is encouraged, and has the opportunity, to review the template and any incorporated policies, including their terms that define the respective obligations of LinkShare and the Affiliate regarding use and disclosure of confidential information and privacy.
All applications for membership as an Affiliate are subject to LinkShare's acceptance. If we do not accept an application, then we may (but have no obligation to) retain the information that the applicant provided in the online application, but we will not disclose it to third parties except as follows:
- We may disclose it to government agencies or officials or other third parties if we believe such disclosure to be required or compelled under applicable law or regulations or legal process.
- We may disclose it to government agencies or officials upon their request, even if not compelled by a subpoena or other legal process, and without any duty on our part to independently confirm that such agencies or officials are legally entitled to such disclosure.
- In the event that LinkShare sells or transfers ownership, operation or control of any or all of its Networks or engages any subcontractor or agent to operate any Network or provide any service related to any Network, LinkShare reserves the right to transfer or disclose all of its data to the buyer, subcontractor or agent.
If we accept an application for membership in a network as an Affiliate, we do retain the information that the applicant provided in the online application. We may also obtain other information about our Affiliates during the course of their usage of our networks, including, but not limited to, information about the volumes of business they conduct through the Network with Merchants or others. We may, but are not obligated to, retain the information that we obtain about any Affiliate after that Affiliate leaves the Network.
We may use and disclose the information we have or acquire about any Affiliate as provided in the Affiliate Agreement, which such Affiliate enters into with LinkShare. The template form of Affiliate Agreement gives LinkShare broad discretion in using and sharing the information that Affiliates provide to us, including the right to furnish any or all of that information to Merchants or other third parties. LinkShare is not responsible or liable for any use or disclosure by any Merchant or other third party of information about any Affiliate that we furnish.
Data About Customers of Merchants and Affiliates