Affiliate Terms & Conditions
1.1 LGV Limousines, LLC - Affiliate Operating Agreement
This Agreement supplements the Terms and Conditions entered into between you and LGV Limousines, LLC, in participation as an Affiliate in the Affiliate Program of LGV Limousines, LLC. (“LGV Limousines”) and LGVLIMO.COM (together with any other LGV Limousines-owned websites) (collectively, the "Program"). As used in this Agreement, "we" or "LGV Limousines” means LGV Limousines, and "you" means the applicant party.
The “Sites” means LGV Limousine Web sites as related to the respective Campaign including, but not limited to, the US LGV Limousines Site (WWW.LGVLIMO.COM) and any other LGV Limousines-owned Web sites, whether existing as of the date you began to participate in LGV Limousines Affiliate program or in the future, created by LGV LImousines to sell related services or merchandise as defined and outlined in Section 7.
All capitalized terms that are not specifically defined in this Agreement shall have the same meaning as defined in the LGV Limousines Terms and Conditions.
If there are any conflicts between this Agreement and the LGV Limousines Affiliate Terms and Conditions, the terms of this Agreement shall govern.
By submitting the Application, you hereby ACCEPT AND AGREE to all of the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement as they may be revised or amended by LGV Limousines from time to time.
This Agreement will become binding when your Application is accepted by LGV Limousines. 1. Program Terms and Conditions. Your participation in the Program shall be governed by LGV Limousines Affiliate Program Terms listed in the LGVLIMO.COM site console, and the terms and conditions of this Agreement (collectively, the “Program Terms”).
We may update Program Terms at any time without prior notice to you and you will make updates immediately according to any revisions to these guidelines.
You agree this license can be revoked at any time for any or no reason upon notice by LGV Limousines to you (regardless of termination of this Agreement) and you agree upon receipt of such notice immediately to cease using all LGV Limousines Links.
2. Application and Enrollment in the Program.
You must submit a completed Program application via the program’s signup tunnel to begin the enrollment process. We will evaluate your application and notify you of your acceptance or rejection within a reasonable time frame. We may reject your application if, in our sole discretion, we determine for any reason that your site or marketing practices do not comply with the Program Terms, or are otherwise unsuitable for the Program.
As part of the Application, you must submit the principal address of your Web site upon which you desire to place the LGV Limousines Links (as defined in Section 4). You represent and warrant that: (i) the information submitted in the Application is truthful and accurate; (ii) the person submitting the Application is at least 18 years old; (iii) in the event you are an entity, the person submitting the application has the full right, power and authority to enter into this Agreement on behalf of such entity; and (iv) the execution of this Agreement by such person, and the performance by you of your obligations and duties hereunder, do not and will not violate any agreement to which you are a party or by which you are otherwise bound.
3. Your Web site. You may promote LGV Limousines and all of “the LGV Limousines Campaigns” (as defined in Section 7) only by means of your approved Web site(s) (“Approved Web site”). LGV Limousines reserves the right to approve all content appearing on your Approved Web site which describes LGV Limousines or relates to LGV Limousines. If you want to promote LGV Limousines through another Web site other than the Approved Web site you shall provide written notice to LGV Limousines affiliate email address “email@example.com”.
Upon LGV Limousines written approval you shall amend or add the Web site under Settings Publisher within the LGV console.
3.1 Responsibility for Your Web site.
You will be solely responsible for the development, operation, and maintenance of, and all costs associated with, your Web site, and for the accuracy, timeliness, and appropriateness of all content posted on your site. We disclaim all liability for these matters. Further, you will indemnify and hold us harmless from all claims, damages, and expenses (including, without limitation, attorneys' fees) relating to the development, operation, maintenance, and content of your site.
You agree that your Web site shall not engage in any of the unsuitable web site activities listed in Section 3.2, and you understand and agree that LGV Limousines may, at its sole discretion, correct or reverse commissions and/or terminate you from the Affiliate Program entirely for any violations of these or any other terms of this Agreement.
3.2 Web site Requirements.
In order to qualify for the Affiliate Program and receive commissions, your Web site must:
Be relevant and professional:
Have a professional look-and-feel compatible with LGV Limousines Sites;
Employ logical navigation that is not confusing or misleading to the user;
Not contain broken images or links;
Not include areas that are under construction;
Not display or provide content that: is offensive to the communities served by your Web site, including but not limited to blatant expressions of bigotry, prejudice, racism, hatred or excessive profanity or post any obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, excessively violent, harassing or otherwise objectionable content; o contains pornographic material, graphics or content perceived as offensive, defamatory, libelous, obscene, abusive, inflammatory or controversial, including that of a sexual, violent or political nature (including nudity in content or ads); Not feature or promote: o discrimination of any type, i.e., by imposing any race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age-based criteria; o activities involving unusual or extreme risk to life or the environment; o illegal or criminal activities;
Not sell, promote, or advertise in any manner (including through the use of hyperlinks): any products or services that are unlawful in the location at which the content is posted or received; o gambling activities, alcohol, tobacco, or any illegal or controlled substance;
Not violate the intellectual property of LGV Limousines or any third party, including through: o the use of unauthorized links, domain names, HTML tags, or content containing "LGV Limousines" or any other trademarks owned by LGV Limousines, and any variations, or misspellings thereof; infringing in any way or violate any copyright, patent, trademark, service mark, trade name, trade secret or other intellectual property rights of LGV Limousines or any third party;
Not post any content that holds LGV Limousines to open to public scorn or ridicule;
Not provide site visitors reservation capability outside of the Sites or advertise discounted or specially negotiated LGV Limousines fleet rates;
Not introduce viruses, worms, harmful code and/or Trojan horses on the Internet;
Adhere to Data Privacy by:
Not using tracking technology that enables correlation of tracking data with personally identifiable information collected independently by Affiliates from LGV Limousines customers;
Not posting or disclosing any personally identifying information or private information about children or any third parties without obtaining their consent in a legally sufficient way (or their parents consent in case of a minor);
Not require a password or contain other means of restricted access to your site. If you have a member-based site that requires login you agree to provide LGV Limousines with a test login prior to being approved to the Affiliate Program.
4. Linking With and Use of LGV Limousines Links.
In the event your Application is accepted by LGV Limousines, you may use (to the extent provided in Section 6) the electronic graphic artwork, text and corresponding links (collectively the “LGV Limousines Links”) found within the Creative section of the LGV Limousines console as necessary to participate in the Affiliate Program.
The Creative section within the LGV Limousines console will provide the LGV Limousines Links that will allow you the opportunity to earn a commission. It is the LGV Limousines Links that will make it possible to track with a special unique assigned code and report all of the Qualified Transactions (as defined in Section 7) acquired through your Web site, provided that cookies have not been disabled on the web browser being used to link to the respective Site. It is your responsibility to integrate the LGV Limousines Links into your Web site properly in accordance with the instructions available, and LGV Limousines shall not be liable to you with respect to your failure properly to integrate the LGV Limousines Links into your Web site, including to the extent such failure may result in any reductions of amounts that would otherwise be paid to you under this Agreement. In order to qualify for the Program and receive commissions, your Links must comply with the following requirements:
Links placed on your Web site may take the form of text links, graphics, banners, buttons, data feeds, and advanced links that LGV Limousines will make available to you.
Links may also include promotions provided to Affiliates by LGV Limousines. The content of all Links shall be provided by LGV Limousines. HTML Banners and data feeds that may permit site visitors to navigate directly to individual areas on LGV Limousines Sites. For any search functionality on your Web site using LGV Limousines trademarks, (i) LGV Limousines Links must always appear at the top of the list; (ii) any Link that contains LGV Limousines in the title must connect the user directly back to LGV Limousines Sites; and (iii) such Link must be supplied to you by LGV Limousines. LGV Limousines will provide guidelines to use when linking to the Sites and using our trademarks and other intellectual property.
You agree not to modify any LGV Limousines Links in any way without the express written permission of LGV Limousines.
5.1 Notification of Changes.
If you are accepted as an Affiliate, you agree to notify us via of any material changes to the content or structure of your Web site(s), or the activities utilized by your marketing program within seven (7) calendar days of such change(s).
5.2 Marketing Practices.
In order to promote the LGV Limousines Campaigns, you may engage in the following marketing practices that involve:
You may promote the LGV Limousines Campaigns by means of Loyalty, Rebates, and Cash Back Programs. If you offer special incentives through a loyalty program you need to declare so in your application before applying to LGV Limousines Affiliate Program.
Restrictions: You are not allowed to promote any of the LGV Limousines brands via toolbars, browser add-ons, software and/or applications.
Password Protected Sites. If you have a member-based site that requires login you agree to provide LGV Limousines with a test login prior to promoting LGV Limousines and the LGV Limousines Campaigns through that site.
Email Marketing. You may use integrated email marketing, meaning emails that promote LGV Limousines along with other news or advertiser offers, to promote the LGV Limousines Campaigns or your participation in the Program. You may not use standalone emails to promote solely LGV Limousines Campaigns without prior written approval by LGV Limousines.
Social Media Marketing. You may use social media applications to promote LGV LImousines, including through blogs, forums, newsgroups, message boards, chat rooms, or through similar Internet resources. You may do so only to refer prospects directly to LGV Limousines, not as a means of representing LGV Limousines.
Social Media Guidelines: The Social Media Guidelines apply to an affiliate's use of social media advertising or other forms of online targeted advertising offered by companies like Facebook, LinkedIn, Foursquare, RenRen, etc. Affiliates may not create social media accounts (such as Facebook Fan pages, Twitter accounts, etc) that include LGV Limousines trademarks. o ’Like’ or ‘share’ button functionality should not be used by affiliates to promote LGV Limousines content within the affiliates website or mobile site without LGV Limousines permission. A hashtag is a tag used on the social network Twitter as a way to annotate a message (Ex: #yourhashtag), and are commonly used to show that a tweet, a Twitter message, is related to an event or conference. Retweeting, using LGV Limousines hashtags, or public messaging LGV Limousines social forums (twitter handles, blogs, walls) should not be done by affiliate websites, or their owned social media forums, without LGV Limousines permission.
LGV Limousines Deals/ Promotions/ Sweepstakes.
You may promote special deals, promotions, and sweepstakes for the LGV Limousines Campaigns, provided that these deals are publicly available, were provided by LGV Limousines Affiliate Program, and that you use the special LGV Limousines Links provided by LGV Limousines Affiliate Program.
You may not promote a higher percentage discount (%) than LGV Limousines current promotion without the prior written permission of LGV Limousines. If you have a rebate or cash-back site, you must clearly indicate so in your advertising. Example: If LGV Limousines runs an affiliate promotion of 10% off and you give 2% cash-back, your ad must say “10% Off + 2% cash-back on LGV Limousines Stays.” instead of “12% Off LGV Limousines Stays.”
Organic Search Marketing (SEO).
You may optimize your site for SEO. If you have a dedicated LGV Limousines Merchant page on your site, you may use LGV Limousines trademark terms in your title tag, however only in combination with your own site name, and with the prior written approval by LGV Limousines. If you optimize your Meta tags you have to make it clear that your site is not the official LGV Limousines Site or any of the Sites; Description Tags have to reflect that. You may NOT use "Official Site" in combination with LGV Limousines trademark terms; Examples: Title Tag Examplesite.com – LGV Limousines - or - Examplesite.com – Book an LGV Limousines ride now.
This title tag must never contain the words "official site", and must always include the Examplesite.com brand name.
Meta Description Tag Find travel deals for LGV Limousines at Examplesite.com.
This title tag must never contain the words "official site" and must always include the Examplesite.com brand name, and may never infer that the user is at a Examplesite.com site.
In order to qualify for the Affiliate Program and receive commissions on the LGV Limousines Campaigns, you may NOT engage, unless expressly set forth below, in:
Acting as a Re-seller. You may not act as a reseller of LGV Limousines Products. The LGV Limousines Affiliate Program is not a reseller program. As an affiliate, you are authorized to refer prospects directly to the Sites; you are not authorized to buy and resell our Products.
Interference with the Sites.
Tactics that obstruct or interfere with the presentation of the Sites in any way when a user is referred from your site (e.g., through the use of frames or pop-ups); o Interference with a referral of a potential customer or visitor to the Sites.
Paid Search (PPC).
The defined LGV Limousines Paid Search Policy and Trademark Terms will be maintained in the LGV Limousines console in the “Campaign Details” section and may be updated and modified by LGV Limousines at any time. LGV Limousines will not pay commissions to affiliates who violate these paid search rules and trademark terms and may correct or reverse commissions retroactively for such violations as well as remove affiliates entirely from the network. You may not use LGV Limousines trademarks or brands in any manner that, in our sole judgment, may diminish or in any way negatively impact them or their effectiveness. Specifically, when engaging in Paid Search (PPC) activities, you may NOT: Place LGV Limousines ads in search engines based on the purchase of LGV Limousines trademark terms, derivatives, or misspellings thereof; Place LGV Limousines ads in search engines identified as restricted by LGV Limousines; The list of restricted search engines will be maintained in the console in the “Campaign Details” section; Place LGV Limousines ads in search engines based on the purchase of competitive brand keyword terms (e.g.: Luxury Limos), used alone or in conjunction with any other word or phrase; You agree to implement LGV Limousines Negative Keyword list, including the Protected Keywords, and Non-compete Keywords. Protected Bidding Keywords: You are expressly prohibited from bidding on Protected Keywords, as well as any variations or misspellings thereof, or confusingly similar terms in any search engines. You must include these in your negative keyword list at the highest level possible (ex. campaign level) and on all search engines you utilize.
We ask you not to bid on Non-Compete Keywords, as well as any variations or misspellings thereof, or confusingly similar terms in any search engines.
6. Limited License to Use LGV Limousines Links.
For the term of this Agreement, we grant you a nonexclusive, revocable license to (i) access our Sites through the Links solely in accordance with the Program Terms; (ii) use LGV Limousines logos, trade names, trademarks, images, messages and similar identifying material (the "Licensed Materials"), for the sole purpose of promoting the LGV Limousines Campaigns (associated with the LGV Limousines Links that are accessible through the LGV Limousines console) to assist in generating online transactions, and for identifying you as a participant in the Affiliate Program. You may not modify the Licensed Materials or any associated code (e.g. HTML) in any way. Except as expressly granted in this Agreement, the Affiliate shall have no other rights of any kind in regards to the Sites, LGV Limousines services, the LGV Limousines Campaigns, LGV Limousines images, messages, codes, trade names and trademarks, and all other intellectual property of LGV Limousines. You acknowledge that all use of the LGV Limousines Links by you inures solely to the benefit of LGV Limousines, and agree not to use the LGV Limousines Links in a manner that is, or otherwise include materials on your Web site that are, disparaging of LGV Limousines. Under no circumstances will anything in this Agreement be construed as granting by implication, or otherwise, a license to any of LGV Limousines intellectual property or proprietary technology other than the use of the Licensed Materials, code and the linkage to LGV Limousines Web site, in accordance with the terms of this Agreement. You will remove any outdated LGV Limousines Links immediately upon our request. We may update these guidelines at any time without prior notice to you and you will make updates immediately according to any revisions to these guidelines. You agree this license can be revoked at any time for any or no reason upon notice by LGV Limousines to you (regardless of termination of this Agreement) and you agree upon receipt of such notice immediately to cease using all LGV Limousines Links.
7. LGV Limousines Campaigns;
Qualified Transactions; Policies and Pricing. We will pay you commissions on certain transactions generated on the Sites that constitute “Qualifying Transactions” as defined for each Campaign. For a transaction to constitute a “Qualifying Transaction”, the customer must follow an affiliate campaign link in the format specified by LGV Limousines to the Respective Site. We reserve the right to reject transactions that do not comply with the Program Terms. Credit for a transaction is attributed to the most recently clicked Affiliate link. LGV Limousines cannot accept responsibility for users who may delete or not otherwise accept cookies used to track return visits to the Sites within the allotted time frame and cannot be held to honor commissions for such untracked return visits. All of these transactions collectively constitute “The LGV Limousines Campaigns”.
7.1 Limousine Fleet– Qualified Transactions A “Qualified Transaction” is a completed stay resulting from a reservation: (i) of one or more “Commissionable Vehicles” that are made available for sale to the general public by LGV Limousines, excluding vehicles offered at specially negotiated rates, where the customer is required to be affiliated with or employed by a particular company or organization to receive the special rate (e.g., corporate rate, government rate or the LGV Limousines employee rate). Vehicle offered at specially negotiated rates for LGV Limousines Rewards members (e.g. Rewards offer discount, Rewards offer package). Vehicles that are booked or upgraded and paid for using redeemed LGV Limousines Points. Vehicles booked at non-commissionable brands (LGV Travel). Rooms booked at non-commissionable (Logic Global Vision).; (ii) made using our automated reservation system via the Site as a direct result of your promotion of LGV Limousines Vehicles by linking from one of the LGV Limousines Affiliate Program Links on your Web site, and (iii) for which LGV Limousines has received full payment. Once the ride is completed, LGV Limousines will calculate the appropriate commission as outlined in the Program Terms. LGV Limousines will not pay commissions on any canceled reservations or no shows. For any changes made LGV Limousines will adjust the commission associated with the original Reservation ID according to the final sales amount excluding taxes/VAT and any other non-room related charges.
7.2 Vacations By LGV Travel
Qualified Transactions A “Qualified Transaction” is a purchase: (i) of any “Travel By LGV Travel Package” that is made available for sale to the general public by Vacations By LGV Travel.; (ii) made via the Vacations By LGV Travel Site and any future Web sites, created by LGV Limousines to sell related services or merchandise as a direct result of your promotion of the Vacations By LGV Travel Products by linking from one of the LGV Limousines Affiliate Program Links on your Web site; and (iii)for which Vacations By LGV Limousines has received full payment. Once the purchase is completed, LGV Limousines will calculate the appropriate commission as outlined in the Program Terms. LGV Limousines will not pay commissions on canceled orders or returns. For Returns or Exchanges, LGV Limousines will adjust the commission associated with the original Order ID according to the final sales amount.
7.3 Policies and Pricing Customers who book vehicles or purchase Vacations By LGV Travel Packages through the Affiliate Program will be deemed to be customers of LGV Limousines and Vacations By LGV Limousines respectively.
Accordingly, all LGV Limousines rules, policies, and operating procedures concerning customer orders, customer service, room bookings, and purchases will apply to those customers with respect to their transactions on the Sites. We may change our policies and operating procedures, including pricing, at any time consistent with applicable laws. LGV Limousines, at its sole discretion, will determine the prices to be charged for vehicles booked and paid for under the Affiliate Program in accordance with our own pricing policies. You may not include price information on your site, unless pricing information is made available through the LGV Limousines Links provided through LGV Limousines, or without prior written approval by LGV Limousines.
Prices and availability of LGV Limousines vehicles and Vacations By LGV Travel Packages may vary from time to time. LGV Limousines will use commercially reasonable efforts to present accurate information, but we cannot guarantee the availability or price of any particular vehicle.
8. Commissions and Payment
You will earn Commissions based on the total number of Qualifying Transactions as set forth in the Program Terms. Commissions shall be paid on Base Rates for Qualifying Transactions. Base Rates means the amount actually paid to LGV Limousines for Qualifying Transactions, excluding any amounts paid for sales taxes, duties, shipping and handling, or similar fees. Commissions will be adjusted downwards if (i) reservations are canceled, or Products are returned for a refund at any time; or (ii) LGV Limousines determines that a service provided payment or a purchase for which you received a Commission was made fraudulently including, but not limited to, the use of stolen credit cards, general charge-backs, and any other instances that cause us to credit a customer’s account; or (iii) LGV Limousines determines that a purchase for which a Commission was made involved actions you took in violation of this Affiliate Program. LGV Limousines, at its sole discretion and upon notification to you, may prospectively change this method of compensation or add additional methods of compensation.
8.2 Cookie Duration.
End users referred by you will be marked with certain cookie duration as set forth in the Program Terms, provided cookies have not been disabled by the end-user. Affiliates will not be compensated for any Qualifying Transaction made by an end-user who can’t be identified after the cookie has expired or been removed.
8.3 Payment of Commissions.
We will pay you commissions on a month-in-arrears basis through LGV Limousines. If a technical error that resulted in erroneous payment or reporting is found, you agree to return the misallocated funds. You are only eligible to earn commissions on sales of Qualifying Transactions occurring during the term of this Agreement. In the event overpayment is made by us, you agree to promptly remit such excess payment upon notification by us. LGV Limousines may choose to adjust Commissions for a particular period of time or for particular types of LGV Limousines Campaigns. LGV Limousines will provide you notice of such Commission changes through the LGV Limousines console. Nothing in the foregoing shall limit LGV Limousines ability to change the minimum Commission contained herein in accordance with Section 11. Consistent with these terms and conditions, LGV Limousines may correct or reverse commissions, both retroactively and proactively, if it determines that you have violated the terms of this Affiliate Program.
8.4 Liability for Payment.
LGV Limousines shall not be liable for any commission to you if LGV Limousines deems that you have engaged in any fraudulent or criminal activity in connection with the Affiliate Program, or that you have otherwise violated the terms of this Affiliate Program.
9. Transaction Processing;
Reporting. We will be responsible for processing transactions placed by customers who are directed to the Sites through the Links provided by LGV Limousines. We reserve the right to reject transactions that do not comply with any reasonable requirements that we periodically may establish. We will be responsible for all aspects of transaction processing and fulfillment. Among other things, we will prepare reservation forms; process payments, cancellations, and handle customer service. Reporting capability summarizing sales activity will be available to you through LGV Limousines. The form, content, and frequency of the reporting capability are limited to that available through LGV Limousines. LGV Limousines is not responsible for any changes that LGV Limousines may make in their reporting format, timing, or types of reporting capability available to members of LGV Limousines and the LGV Limousines Affiliate Program. To permit accurate tracking, reporting, and fee accrual, you must ensure that the Links are properly formatted. LGV Limousines will not be responsible for improperly formatted links regardless of whether you have made amendments to the code or not.
10. Terms and Termination.
The term of this Agreement will begin upon our acceptance of your Program application and will end when terminated by a party in accordance with this Section 10. You may terminate this Agreement at any time, with or without cause, by terminating your participation in the LGV Limousines Affiliate Program and removing all LGV Limousines Affiliate Program Links obtained through LGV Limousines. LGV Limousines may terminate this Agreement for convenience upon immediate written notice to the email contact you provide within LGV Limousines. Upon termination, you shall immediately cease using, displaying, or otherwise maintaining any Links.
11. Modification of This Agreement.
We may modify any of the Program Terms at our sole discretion. IF ANY MODIFICATION IS UNACCEPTABLE TO YOU, YOUR ONLY RECOURSE IS TO TERMINATE THIS AGREEMENT. YOUR CONTINUED PARTICIPATION IN THE PROGRAM FOLLOWING OUR NOTIFICATION WILL CONSTITUTE BINDING ACCEPTANCE OF THE MODIFIED PROGRAM TERMS, AS APPLICABLE.
12. Limitation of Liability;
12.1 Liability. We will not be liable in any event for indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages (or any loss of revenue, profits, goodwill or data) arising in connection with this Agreement or the Program, whether or not foreseeable and even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages; Provided that you shall remain liable to LGV Limousines to the extent any disclaimed damages are claimed by a third party and be subject to indemnification.
LGV Limousines shall not be held liable in any part for the failure of LGV Limousines to maintain service. In no event shall the liability of LGV Limousines in connection with this Agreement for damages not excluded in the immediately preceding sentence exceed the amount paid or payable by LGV Limousines to you under this Agreement within the three (3) month period immediately preceding the accrual of such claim.
We make no express or implied warranties or representations with respect to the LGV Limousines Affiliate Program, vehicles booked or vacation packages purchased through the Affiliate Program (including, without limitation, warranties of fitness, merchantability, non-infringement, or any implied warranties arising out of a course of performance, dealing, or trade usage). In addition, we make no representation that the operation of the Sites will be uninterrupted or error-free, and we will not be liable for the consequences of any interruptions or errors.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless LGV Limousines, its subsidiaries, and referrals, and their respective officers, directors, agents, distributors, franchisees and employees against any loss, damage, expense, or cost, including reasonable attorneys fees (including allocated costs for in-house legal services) arising out of any claim, demand, action, suit, investigation, arbitration or other proceedings by a third party (“Liabilities”) based on (i) your material breach of any covenant, duty, representation, or warranty of this Agreement, (ii) materials contained on your Web site (including any allegation that such materials infringe a third party’s proprietary rights), (iii) any covenant, representation or warranty made by you regarding the Sites or LGV Limousines Services and Products, and (iv) any claims that are otherwise related to your Web site and the content thereon.
13.1. Confidentiality Obligations. Each party shall hold the Confidential Information of the other in confidence and protect the same with at least the same degree of care, but no less than reasonable care, with which it protects its own most sensitive confidential information. Each party shall use the Confidential Information of the other solely in connection with the exercise of its rights and the performance of its obligations under this Agreement, and shall restrict disclosure of and access to the Confidential Information of the other to such party's Personnel that require access to such Confidential Information in connection with this Agreement. Each party shall require its personnel to comply with the obligations of confidentiality set forth herein and shall be liable for any failure by its Personnel to so comply.
13.2. Exceptions to Confidentiality Obligations. Each party's obligations pursuant to Section 13.1 shall not apply to Confidential Information of the other party that (a) was in the public domain prior to the Effective Date or subsequently came into the public domain through no fault of the receiving party; (b) was lawfully received by the receiving party from a third party free of any obligation of confidence; (c) was already in the lawful possession of the receiving party prior to receipt from the disclosing party; (d) is required to be disclosed by law, provided that the party seeking disclosure provides prior written notice of such disclosure to the other party and takes all reasonable and lawful actions to avoid and/or minimize the extent of such disclosure; or (e) the receiving party can show by a preponderance of documentary evidence was subsequently and independently developed by its employees, consultants or agents without reference to the Confidential Information of the disclosing party.
14.1 Survival. Sections 12 and 13 shall survive the expiration or termination of this Agreement. Additionally, to the extent this Agreement is not terminated as a result of fraud relating to the Affiliate Program by you or otherwise as a result of your breach of this Agreement, LGV Limousines obligation to pay Fees shall survive for so long as is necessary to account for Fees generated from Qualified Products properly registered prior to the date of termination.
14.2 Applicable Law; Jurisdiction. This Agreement will be governed by the laws of the United States and the state of Arizona, without reference to rules governing choice of laws. Any action relating to this Agreement must be brought in the federal or state courts located in Arizona and you irrevocably consent to the jurisdiction of such courts. 1
14.3 Excuse. Neither party will be liable for, or be considered in breach of or default under this Agreement on account of, any delay or failure to perform as required by this Agreement as a result of any causes or conditions which are beyond such party’s reasonable control and which such party is unable to overcome by the exercise of reasonable diligence. Both parties will be released from their respective obligations in the event of national emergency, war, prohibitive governmental regulations or if any other cause beyond the reasonable control of the parties renders performance of the agreement impossible whereupon all money due to either of the parties shall be paid immediately and you shall cease to promote the Services and Products immediately. 1
14.4 Assignment. You may not assign this Agreement, or any right, interest or benefit under this Agreement, by operation of law or otherwise, without our prior written consent and any such assignment shall be null and void.
14.5 No Waiver. Subject to the restriction in Section 14.4, this Agreement will be binding on, inure to the benefit of, and enforceable against the parties and their respective successors and assigns. Our failure or agreement not to enforce your strict performance of any provision of this Agreement in a given instance will not constitute a waiver of our right to subsequently enforce such provision or any other provision of this Agreement.
14.6. Relationship of Parties. The parties are independent contractors, and nothing in this Agreement will create any partnership, joint venture, agency, franchise, sales representative, or employment relationship between the parties. You will (a) have no authority to make or accept any offers or representations on our behalf and (b) make no statement, whether on your Web site or otherwise, that reasonably would contradict anything in this Section.
14.7 Acknowledgment. You acknowledge that you have read this Agreement and agreed to all the terms and conditions. You understand that LGV Limousines may at any time (directly or indirectly) solicit customer referrals on terms that may differ from those contained in this Agreement, and LGV Limousines and its referrals and subsidiaries may operate Web sites that compete with your Web site. You further agree that this document and any invoices arising under it, constitute the complete and exclusive agreement between the parties regarding their subject matter.