SWC Affiliate Program

Become an SWC Affiliate – and Earn Revenue!

As a Sustainable World Coalition Affiliate, you can generate funding for your organization by introducing your network to the products and services of the Sustainable World Coalition, notably:

It’s free and easy to join.

Our Affiliate Program offers you a significant revenue stream in three ways:

1. Our online affiliate marketing program

As an affiliate partner, you keep 33% of the proceeds from sales on our website generated through your network–-a real win/win proposition. We send you a monthly check for sales you’ve generated.

2. Selling the Sustainable World Sourcebook at your events

If you want to sell our books at your events, we will front you the books, and you can keep 50% of the sale proceeds in return for your efforts.

3. Offering the Sourcebook as a membership or donor premium

We will front you as many books as you think you’ll need, and you can pay for them after you distribute them, returning the ones you don’t need.

Click for more information on the Sourcebook – including the Table of Contents and a free downloadable chapter.

If you’d like a complimentary copy of the Sourcebook – or for more information on the Affiliate Program – contact us today.


Sustainable World Coalition Affiliate Agreement

Sustainable World Coalition Affiliate Agreement

The following are the terms and conditions of participating in the Sustainable World Coalition (SWC) Affiliate Program. “Affiliate” or “you” refers to your self or your organization, and “SWC” refers to Sustainable World Coalition, a nonprofit project of Earth Island Institute, located at 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704.

1. Definitions

“Affiliate Link” means a unique URL designated by SWC which allows SWC to identify visitors from your web site as originating from you.

“Expenses” means taxes paid by customers, withholding taxes, discounts, bad debts and other write-offs, a reserve for returns, refunds, and currency exchange fees, if any.

“Product” refers to SWC products, which will include virtual courses and related products that will be more fully described at www.swcoalition.org.

“Buyer” means an individual or entity that purchases the Product.

2. Payments and Commissions

SWC will pay Affiliate a commission of 33% of the total amount actually collected by SWC for each purchase of the Product by a visitor using Affiliate’s unique Affiliate Link (“Commission”).  This amount will also apply to sales made to anyone brought into SWC’s database via Affiliate’s promotion of Product and who then makes a subsequent purchase of Product within three months of registration, provided that the purchaser is uniquely identified by an Affiliate Link in the registration process.

Each Affiliate may sign up sub-Affiliates and receive a commission for each of such sub-Affiliate’s sales of the Product. This commission will be 10% to Affiliate for each such sub-Affiliate’s sales.

Affiliate Commissions shall be paid from Earth Island Institute, the fiscal sponsor for Sustainable World Coalition, by check to a physical address or post office box specified by Affiliate for this purpose.  All Commissions earned during a monthly period will be paid out within 45 days of the end of the month in which the commissions were accrued. SWC reserves the right to delay issuance of Commission payments until the balance owed Affiliate reaches $50.00. Although the Affiliate Program is not limited to the United States, all payments will be made in U.S. dollars.

If a qualifying sale is canceled or refunded, the related Commission will be deducted from the next monthly payment. Affiliate will not be paid for its own orders of the Product.

All Affiliate applications are subject to approval by SWC in its sole discretion.

3. Affiliate Link

You will be issued an “Affiliate Link”, or unique URL, which allows SWC to identify visitors from your site as originating from you. These visitors are tracked with this unique URL and sales are recorded with your Affiliate ID. To receive Commissions, you must use the provided Affiliate Link. The URL may be in various forms such as a banner, image, or text link.

Affiliate is solely responsible for insuring that its Affiliate Link is set up properly to qualify for Commissions.

SWC reserves all rights in and to SWC name and all related trademarks, trade names, logos, taglines, slogans and similar identifying marks (collectively, the “Trademarks”). SWC grants to Affiliate a nonexclusive right to display the Trademarks only in connection with the Affiliate Link on Affiliate’s web site and in email.

Before using the Trademarks, Affiliate must have any materials on which the Trademarks appear approved by SWC. Affiliate may not change the proportion, color or font of the Trademarks or otherwise alter the Trademarks. Affiliate may not display the Trademarks in any manner that implies sponsorship or endorsement by SWC, except of Affiliate’s involvement in the Affiliate Program described in this Agreement. Each Trademark must appear by itself, with reasonable spacing between each side of the Trademark and other graphic or textual elements.

The Trademarks may not be used to register Internet domain names for any purpose. Affiliate may not use the Trademarks to disparage SWC, its products or services, or in a manner which, in SWC’s reasonable judgment, may diminish or otherwise damage SWC’s goodwill in the Trademarks. Affiliate acknowledges that all goodwill generated through Affiliate’s use of the Trademarks will inure to the benefit of SWC and hereby assigns and shall assign to SWC any and all goodwill generated through Affiliate’s use of the Trademarks, without any payment or other consideration of any kind to Affiliate, and Affiliate further agrees to take all actions necessary to effect such assignment. Upon termination of this Agreement, Affiliate shall cease to use the Trademarks.

Affiliate may bid on keywords using their affiliate link EXCEPT affiliate may not bid on the company name, product names, website names, synonyms, or trademarks (registered or not) owned or operated by SWC or our joint ventures or partners. Doing so gives SWC the right to unilaterally end payments to that Affiliate for previous, current or future purchases tracked to that Affiliate or its sub-Affiliates.

4. Sending Unsolicited Email or Spam

Affiliate agrees to not send unsolicited mail or SPAM mail to promote any of SWC’s products or services. Violation of this provision will result in immediate termination of your account, cancellation of any pending Commissions, and potential legal action.

5. Prohibited Sites

Web sites that promote sexually explicit material or violence are not eligible to be Affiliates. Sites that promote discrimination based on race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, or physical disability shall not be accepted. Web sites that promote illegal activities shall not be accepted. Websites whose products, services or mission directly or indirectly contradict SWC’s mission shall not be accepted. Do not apply if your website promotes these kinds of activities. By applying, you are stating that your website does not directly promote or endorse such activities.

6. Term of Agreement

This agreement remains in effect until terminated by either party.

Within twenty-four (24) hours after termination (whether by Affiliate or SWC), Affiliate must remove all references to the Affiliate Link from Affiliate’s web site and email lists.

Commissions by Affiliate earned through the date of termination of this agreement will remain payable only if the qualifying sales are not canceled or refunded by the Buyers referred by Affiliate. The final Commission payment to Affiliate will be submitted after the end of the current calendar quarter. The provisions of section 1, the last paragraph of section 3, and sections 4, 5, 7, 8, 11 and 12 shall survive termination of this Agreement.

7. Disclaimer

SWC will make every reasonable effort to track and pay Commissions for all sales that apply to Affiliate. However, SWC is not responsible for technical problems, acts by third parties, or other events outside our reasonable control which may temporarily disrupt or diminish this service.

SWC expressly disclaims any and all warranties, express, implied or statutory, and any and all warranties of merchantability, non-infringement or fitness for a particular purpose with respect to the Product. The warranties, if any, with respect to the Product will be considered to be offered directly by Affiliate to Buyers.

8. Privacy

To protect SWC customer privacy, we cannot provide identifying Buyer names and contact information to you. However, we will provide an online report detailing price, service, date of sale, and certain other data for your records.

9. Independent Businesses

The relationship between SWC and Affiliate established by this Agreement is that of independent businesses in a contract, and nothing in this Agreement creates any partnership, joint venture, agency, franchise, sales representative or employment relationship between Affiliate and SWC. SWC and Affiliate shall each conduct its respective business at its own initiative, responsibility and expense, and shall have no authority to incur any obligations on behalf of the other, except as otherwise provided herein.

The term “Affiliate” shall not be interpreted as a legal partner or affiliate, simply as an independent business doing marketing for SWC under this agreement. Affiliates are NOT employees of SWC, and are responsible for their own local, state, or country taxes. Affiliate understands that Affiliate does not have authority to make or accept any offers or make any representations on behalf of SWC. Affiliate shall not misrepresent SWC products or services.

10.  Appointment; Non-exclusivity

Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, SWC hereby appoints Affiliate, and Affiliate hereby accepts appointment and agrees to act as, a non-exclusive authorized independent contractor of SWC for the purpose of providing services outlined in this agreement.

11. Confidentiality

Both Parties will not, without written permission from the other Party, during the term of this Agreement nor subsequent to its expiration or termination for any reason whatsoever, disclose to any other person or organization or use in any way, any confidential information which it may now have or may hereafter obtain during the term of this Agreement.  The term “confidential information” shall include all ideas, concepts, theories, technology, know-how, methods, customer lists and other technical or business information (whether or not reduced to writing or to practice by each Party) which have not been generally made available by each Party to the public.  Each Party shall return to the other Party within five (5) business days after termination or expiration of this Agreement all confidential information in its possession or control, and each Party shall not retain any hard or electronic copy or any summaries, notes or information derived from the confidential information.

12. Intellectual Property Protection

a.       Any and all patent, copyright, and trademark rights associated with any intellectual property developed by SWC shall be and remain property of SWC, and Affiliate hereby agrees to execute any and all documents reasonably requested by SWC and to cooperate with SWC in all reasonable ways for the purpose of transferring to SWC, and preserving and protecting all rights in, such patents, copyrights, and trademarks, including but not limited to assistance in the preparation of applicati6ns for trademark registration in the name of SWC and in renewal and maintenance of such registration. Affiliate shall cooperate in any recording of SWC as a user of such trademarks as SWC may reasonably request.

b.       SWC grants to Affiliate a non-exclusive, irrevocable license to use any intellectual property developed by SWC, but only in connection with this Agreement.

13.  Indemnification

Each Party  shall defend, indemnify and hold harmless the other Party, its affiliates and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, and attorneys from any and all damages, losses, liabilities, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ and other professionals’ fees) (collectively “Losses”) incurred as a result of any and all third party claims, actions, judgments  or proceedings (collectively, “Claims”) relating to or arising out of: (i) the breach of this Agreement, or any gross negligent or unlawful acts or omissions in connection with this Agreement; or (ii) any misleading, deceptive or fraudulent representations in connection with the entry of the parties to this Agreement or the performance of its duties under this Agreement.

Each Party shall promptly notify the other Party of any third party Claim and cooperate with the other Party in the defense thereof.  Except without prior written consent, each Party shall not enter into any settlement of any Claim that does not provide the other Party with a full release of all liability arising from such Claim.

Affiliate understands that Affiliate tracking can never be 100% accurate and SWC is not responsible for inaccuracies that might occur. Tracking of Affiliate sales depends on several factors which are out of the control of SWC. It is the goal of SWC to make Affiliate tracking as accurate as possible; however, SWC cannot guarantee 100% tracking for situations beyond its control.

14. Miscellaneous

This agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of California and the United States, without regard to conflict of law principles. All disputes arising out of or related to this Agreement shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the state and federal courts located in San Francisco, California, and the parties consent to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of these courts.

This is the entire Agreement between Affiliate and SWC with respect to the subject matter hereof. Affiliate may not assign this Agreement, by operation or law or otherwise, without SWC’s prior written consent. Subject to that restriction, this Agreement will be binding on, inure to the benefit of and be enforceable against the parties and their respective successors and assigns. SWC’s failure to enforce Affiliate’s strict performance of any provision of this Agreement will not constitute a waiver of SWC’s right to subsequently enforce that provision, or any other provisions of this Agreement. No waiver of any provision hereof will be effective unless in writing and signed by the party against whom such waiver is sought to be enforced.