HLS TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE VERSION 3.6
Effective Date: May 25th 2018
Thank you for visiting one of our websites. Please read and agree to the following Terms And Conditions before you proceed.
Higher Level Strategies Inc. (“HLS”, “ we ”, “us”, “ours”) is a software development and Internet marketing company that operates various websites. The following are our Terms And Conditions of Use for for all HLS websites indicated in the table below and referred to herein as “Website, or “Websites”.
These Terms And Conditions also apply to the Websites’ related services including affiliate program, all accessible, viewable and downloadable tools, software, WordPress plugins and content including use of our support messaging system. All of these things are collectively referred to as “Services” or “Product”, or “Products”.
Due to the varying purpose and operating nature of some of our websites the Terms And Conditions listed below may point out certain exceptions for specific HLS’ Websites. If you want to use any HLS website, you must agree to conform to and be legally bound by these Terms And Conditions.
IF YOU DISAGREE WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS OR CONDITIONS, DO NOT USE ANY OF OUR WEBSITES.
We do not provide services or sell Products to children. If you are below the age of 18, you may not use our Websites or purchase any HLS Products. If you are a minor, please do not provide us or other website visitors with any personal information.
5. ANTI-SPAM POLICY IS PART OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Our Anti-Spam policy is part of, and subject to, these Terms And Conditions Of Use. You may view our anti-Spam policy on this webpage.
8. DMCA POLICY IS PART OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Our DMCA Policy is part of, and subject to, these Terms And Conditions Of Use. You may view our DMCA Policy on this webpage.
9. EARNINGS DISCLAIMER IS PART OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Earnings Disclaimer is part of, and subject to, these Terms And Conditions Of Use. You may view our Earnings Disclaimer on this webpage.
10. EXTERNAL LINKS POLICY IS PART OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS
External Links Policy is part of, and subject to, these Terms And Conditions Of Use. You may view our External Links Policy on this webpage.
11. GDPR NOTICE IS PART OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Our GDPR Notice is part of, and subject to, these Terms And Conditions Of Use. You may view our GDPR Notice on this webpage.
12. AFFILIATE AGREEMENT IS PART OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Our Affiliate Agreement part of, and subject to, these Terms And Conditions Of Use. You may view our Affiliate Agreement on this webpage.
13. MODIFICATIONS AND TERMINATIONS
HLS reserves the right to make changes to these Terms And Conditions at any time, and will post any revised Terms And Conditions on this page. You will know we have changed the Terms And Conditions when you see a new updated date at the top of this Terms And Conditions. HLS will not notify the Services’ users of any such changes by email or other personal contact. We encourage you to check the date of this Policy whenever you visit our Website’s or use the Services so that you will know when you need to review the Terms And Conditions for modifications.
We may terminate these Terms And Conditions Of Use for any reason and at any time without notice to you.
If you are concerned about these Terms And Conditions Of Use, you should read them each time before you use our website. Any questions or concerns should be brought to our attention by sending an e-mail to Support@HigherLevelStrategies.com, and providing us with information relating to your concern.
14. LICENSEE STATUS
“You” means the person or company who is being licensed to use HLS’ Websites, Services. You understand and agree that your use of our website is limited and non-exclusive as a revocable licensee. We may terminate your license to use our website, and access to our website, for any reason, and without giving you notice.
As it pertains to our Services, we hereby grant you a nonexclusive license to use the software on any web host, provided the software is in use only for your own business use, you are not granted permission to use our software on any sites belonging to clients or on any websites or domains not owned and operated by you unless you have purchased an additional license from us with specifically permits you to do so. The Software is “in use” on a web host when it is installed via the installation process or any of or all of its files are uploaded via FTP to a web host.
15. TERM AND TERMINATION
This license agreement takes effect upon your use of the Services and remains effective until terminated. You may terminate it at any time by destroying all copies of the Services and in your possession. It will also automatically terminate if you fail to comply with any term or condition of this license agreement. You agree on termination of this license to destroy all copies of the Services in your possession.
You understand that breach of any of the terms listed here are grounds for immediate termination of your account and forfeiture of any licenses without refund or recourse.
16. CONTENT OWNERSHIP
All content on our website is owned by us or our content suppliers. On behalf of ourselves and our content suppliers, we claim all property rights, including intellectual property rights, for this content and you are not allowed to infringe upon those rights. We will prosecute to the fullest extent of the law anyone who attempts to steal our property.
You agree not to copy content from our website without our permission. Any requests to use our content should be submitted to us by e-mail to Support@HigherLevelStrategies.com.
If you believe that your intellectual property rights have been infringed upon by our website content, please notify us by following the instructions outlined in our DMCA policy section of this webpage.
17. ARCHIVAL OR BACK UP COPIES
You are not permitted to make copies of our Websites or Services. Our material is copyrighted. The Software and its documentation are protected by international copyright laws and international treaties. You must treat the Software and Documentation like any other copyrighted material-for example, a book.
With regard to the Services and specifically, when it comes HLS’ Software and WordPress plugins you may not:
Copy the Software or its documentation,
Modify or adapt the Software or merge it into another program in any way,
Reverse engineer, disassemble, decompile or make any attempt to discover the source code of the Software,
Place the Software onto a server so that it is accessible via a public network such as the Internet,
Sublicense, rent, lease or lend any portion of the Software or Documentation.
Share login details for the software to others (you are granted to share your logins with Virtual assistants provided they are working on your behalf and you accept liability for their actions)
Allow client access to the software.
Use the software to host client material (videos or audio) If you wish use the software for client files then you will need to purchase a new copy for each individual client.
Allow multiple people to use your installation (this includes but is not limited to use on any WordPress Multiuser/MU installations)
Share or distribute any licence files or license keys listed within your account (these are strictly for your own personal use – unless you have purchased a special license from us which specifically states otherwise)
With regard to the Services and specifically, when it comes HLS’ membership websites and all password protected content you may not:
Download the Services for the purpose of distribution.
Republish, share or redistribute the Services. (this includes digital and all other forms of transfer)
Place the Services onto a server so that it is accessible via a public network such as the Internet
Sublicense, rent, lease or lend any portion of the Services,
Share login details for our Websites to others (you are granted to share your logins with Virtual assistants provided they are working on your behalf and you accept liability for their actions)
Allow client access to the Services.
You may transfer all your rights to use the Services, to another person or legal entity provided you transfer this Agreement, the Services, to such person or entity and that you retain no copies, including copies stored on computer or web hosting. (You may do this once. After this you will need to purchase another copy)
The Services contain trade secrets and proprietary know-how that belong to us and it is being made available to you in strict confidence. ANY USE OR DISCLOSURE OF THE SERVICES, OR OF ITS ALGORITHMS, PROTOCOLS OR INTERFACES, OTHER THAN IN STRICT ACCORDANCE WITH THIS LICENSE AGREEMENT, MAY BE ACTIONABLE AS A VIOLATION OF OUR TRADE SECRET RIGHTS.
20. DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
The information on our Website is provided on an ”as is,” ”as available” basis. You agree that your use of our Websites is at your sole risk. We disclaim all warranties of any kind, including but not limited to, any express warranties, statutory warranties, and any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. We do not warrant that our Websites will always be available, access will be uninterrupted, be error-free, meet your requirements, or that any defects in our website will be corrected.
Information on our website should not necessarily be relied upon and should not to be construed to be professional advice from us. We do not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any of the information provided, and are not responsible for any loss resulting from your reliance on such information.
If your jurisdiction does not allow limitations on warranties, this limitation may not apply to you. Your sole and exclusive remedy relating to your use of the site shall be to discontinue using our Websites and our Services.
Under no circumstances will we be liable or responsible for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential (including damages from loss of business, lost profits, litigation, or the like), special, exemplary, punitive, or other damages, under any legal theory, arising out of or in any way relating to our Websites or our Services, your use of our Websites or our Services, or the content, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.
IN NO EVENT WILL WE BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING ANY LOST PROFITS, LOST SAVINGS, OR OTHER INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING FROM THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE OUR WEBSITES AND SERVICES (EVEN IF WE OR AN AUTHORIZED DEALER OR DISTRIBUTOR HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF THESE DAMAGES), OR FOR ANY CLAIM BY ANY OTHER PARTY.
SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
21. OBSCENE AND OFFENSIVE CONTENT
We are not responsible for any obscene or offensive content that you receive or view from others while using our website. However, if you do receive or view such content, please contact us by e-mail at Support@HigherLevelStrategies.com so that we can investigate the matter. Although we are not obligated to do so, we reserve the right to monitor, investigate, and remove obscene or offensive material posted to our website. HLS reserves the right to determine what is offensive or obscene on our Websites. If the content we produce or publish offends you please do not use our Websites.
22. REFUND POLICY (3 PARTS)
PART 1 – Limited Time Period
Although we always endeavor to offer a high quality product, we understand that there are circumstances where you may require a refund. With exception of the three Products identified below we offer a 30 day period to request a refund starting from (including) day of purchase during which you can request a refund and this will be processed for you. Please note that if you refund, all rights to use the Websites, and Services will be revoked, and you must remove all HLS Services material from your websites and computers on which it was installed. We reserve the right to decline a refund if the client does not adhere to these conditions.
PART 2 – Submitting A Request
Refund requests must be submitted at our help desk in order to be processed correctly. NO OTHER COMMUNICATION METHOD WILL BE ACCEPTABLE FOR A REFUND REQUEST OTHER THAN A HELP DESK TICKET. You can submit your ticket at www.HLShelpDesk.com
Refund requests must include the following information to be processed:
(1) your full name, (2) your login username for the Product site, and (3) a copy of your complete JVZoo receipt, the one that shows, among other things, a transaction date, the name of the product purchased, and JVZoo transaction ID (which begins with the letters “AP”)
We must see your JVZoo receipt not the PayPal receipt. All refunds MUST be processed inside of JVZoo not PayPal.
PART 3 – Exclusions
Please note, our refund policy only applies to the first time you purchase our Product. Second time purchases will not be permitted the same rights to refund. We understand that sometimes the timing may not be right when you purchase our product and you may return to purchase later, but please be aware second purchase refund requests will not be permitted. This is to protect our product and ourselves from individuals who may take advantage of our refund policy.
Please note that we offer recurring monthly payments on some of our continuity Products like Buzzinar, Funnel Boss and My Unfair Advantage. Those recurring payments can be cancelled at anytime by submitting a ticket and requesting a cancellation. Recurring payments do not qualify for a refund after 30 days from the original purchase date. You will NOT be granted access to content from previous months if you cancel your subscription or default on payment – content is provided on an “as-is” basis and you must have an active subscription at any time to access the Services.
Please note we DO NOT offer refunds on the following Products:
ACE – AutomatedCommissionEnterprise.com
Inner Circle – HLSInnerCircle.com
Launch Pad – LaunchPadClassroom.com
23. CHARGEBACKS AND PAYMENTS
Client permanently and irrevocably waives any and all right to enact a ‘chargeback’ (that is, a disputed, reversed or contested charge with the applicable bank, credit card or charge card) against these payments for any reason whatsoever against HLS.
Any chargeback processed against charges for HLS will result in full and complete cancellation of all HLS Services, licenses and accounts due to the significant costs involved in administration for managing chargebacks.
We are happy to refund a purchase of our Products (excluding the three Product exceptions listed above) within the first 30 days of purchase.
To receive a commission for referring customers to any of HLS Website you must be approved as an affiliate. See the Affiliate Agreement section of this web page.
Members of our Automated Commission Enterprise (ACE) are automatically approved as affiliates to promote our core Products. We may chose to put your commissions on “Delayed” release status in JVZoo if you have little or no sales history and/or a high refund history. This decision is at our own discretion and can be changed by us at any time. This protects everyone because refunds and chargebacks would otherwise be taken out of your PayPal account and affect your standing so we want to protect you from this.
25. UPDATES AND SUPPORT
All HLS’ Products and Services include 1 year of support and updates, we call this a “Support And Updates License”. This entitles you to 1 year of support via our helpdesk, as well as 1 year of updates to the Website and Services (this includes new features, bug fixes and compatibility updates). Your Support And Updates License does not include any add-on Products we may release in the JVZoo marketplace or through other marketing channels. After your 1 year Support And Updates License expires, you can renew your Support And Updates License for a fee.
26. SUPPORT PROVISIONS
Support will only be provided to users who have an active Support And Updates License (see above)
Support is provided via our helpdesk only. We do not do support through email or through any social media sites because those methods do not allow us to properly assign your request to the appropriate team member and track their progress. Support requests must be submitted via our helpdesk at www.HLShelpDesk.com
For technical support queries, our team may request administrator login details for your WordPress site where our Products or Services are being used. Any details submitted to us are only accessible to our team and would never be shared outside of our business. We recommend creating a separate Administrator login account for our access which you are free to remove at any time. We regret that where details are not provided, we may not be able to provide solutions to technical support issues.
You understand and agree that you will indemnify, defend and hold HLS and our affiliates harmless from any liability, loss, claim and expense, including reasonable attorney’s fees, arising from your use of our Websites and Services or your violation of these terms and conditions.
28. COMPLIANCE WITH GOVERNING LAW AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION
You agree to obey all applicable laws while using our Websites and Services
You agree that the laws of the State of Florida govern these Terms And Conditions Of Use without regard to conflicts of laws provisions.
You also agree that any dispute between you and us, excluding any intellectual property right infringement claims we pursue against you, shall be settled solely by confidential binding arbitration per the American Arbitration Association commercial arbitration rules. All claims must arbitrated on an individual basis, and cannot be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of anyone else. All arbitration must occur in Orange County, Florida US. Each party shall bear one half of the arbitration fees and costs incurred, and each party is responsible for its own lawyer fees.
29. SEVERABILITY OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS
If any part of these Terms And Conditions Of Use are determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, that part shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that the remainder of these terms and conditions are fully enforceable and legally binding.
30. HOW TO CONTACT US
Any questions or concerns about these Terms And Conditions Of Use should be brought to our attention by e-mail to Support@HigherLevelStrategies.com and providing us with information relating to your concern.
31. ENTIRE AGREEMENT
These Terms And Conditions, including the policies incorporated herein by express reference, constitutes your entire agreement with us with respect to your use of all of our Websites and Services.
32. TRADEMARK POLICY
Permission from Higher Level Strategies Inc. is required to use the Products name or logo as part of any project, product, service, domain or company name.
We may grant permission to use the Products name and logo for projects on an individual basis – you must contact us to discuss your potential use of our name or logo.
Our affiliate partners / members of our partner program are granted non-exclusive rights to use our name as part of their marketing, but domains must not include Higher Level Strategies or our Product name in any format.
Our Products logo may be on websites promoting our product or related services, but should not be used in the header or logo sections of your website, or as any kind of branding for your website or page. It must be clear that your websites are not part-of or endorsed by our company in any way.
We do not allow the use of the trademark in advertising, including AdSense/AdWords.
The abbreviation “HLS” is not covered by the Higher Level Strategies Inc. trademarks and you are free to use it in any way you see fit
When in doubt about your use of our Product name or logo, please contact us for clarification.
33. AUTOMATED COMMISSION ENTERPRISE (ACE) MEMBER EXCEPTIONS (3 PARTS)
ACE is an HLS Product with a few special exceptions to this Terms And Conditions Of Use as outlined in several of the sections on this web page and in the three parts listed below.
PART 1 Marketing Material
As a member of ACE you agree not to copy content from our website without our permission. WE HAVE PROVIDED SPECIAL MARKETING MATERIAL IN THE ACE WEBSITE THAT YOU MAY CHOOSE TO MODIFY AND USE IN YOUR PROMOTION EFFORTS. However, our training material. videos, audios, text documents, softwares, plugins and ALL other materials are not to be copied or modified ever. You are never permitted to use the names Omar Martin, Melinda Martin or Higher Level Strategies Inc. in any of your promotion efforts without prior written consent and approval.
PART 2 Referrals
HLS keeps track of ACE member referrals by “tagging” the leads you have referred. In this relationship we are not a data processor as you have not handed us any data. You send traffic to ACE squeeze pages not data. The visitor you refer makes a choice to subscribe “opt in” to our list. That visitor optionaly enters their own data into a form on our website. They are your referral and they are our lead. When your referral becomes an ACE lead they are permanently “tagged” in our database with your affiliate ID. That is how we always know which of our leads were referred by you.
PART 3 Guarantee
The ACE product has a NO REFUND policy. ACE does come with a performance guarantee. Our guarantee is that ACE will work as promised and that you will see results within 90 days as long as you have followed all of our instructions. If you have not generated at least twice the purchase price after watching all of the traffic training and actively driving traffic daily for 90 days (proof required) our team will work with you personally to identify what you are doing wrong and help you achieve better results.
Effective Date: May 25th 2018
We at Higher Level Strategies, Inc. (“HLS,” “us,” or “we”) know that your privacy is important. This privacy notice explains how we collect and use the data you provide to us. This privacy notice applies to all HLS websites as indicated in the table below and referred to herein as “Website, or “Websites”.
This privacy notice also applies to the Websites’ related services including affiliate program, all accessible, viewable and downloadable tools and content including use of our support messaging system. All of these things are collectively referred to as “Services”. This privacy notice also applies to your communication with us by phone, fax, email, and postal mail.
In the context of this privacy notice, HLS acts as a data controller for the data we process. The following privacy notice (the “Policy”) tells you about the information that HLS collects through the Services and how HLS may use or disclose that collected information.
By accessing the Services, continuing to access the Services, purchasing the Services, downloading and/or using the Services, or submitting any information through the Services, you are consenting to the information collection and use practices described in this Policy, as modified from time to time by us, as described below. Your use of the Services is also governed by the Terms of Service, and may be governed by our Affiliate Agreement, all of which are expressly incorporated into this Policy.
HLS reserves the right to make changes to this Policy at any time, and will post any revised Policy on this page. You will know we have changed the Policy when you see a new updated date at the top of this Policy. HLS will not notify the Services’ users of any such changes by email or other personal contact. We encourage you to check the date of this Policy whenever you visit the Services so that you will know when you need to review the Policy for modifications.
3. INFORMATION COLLECTION (THREE PARTS)
PART A – Data You Provide To Us
In some situations, you may choose to provide us with your personal data. Depending on your relationship with us, we may ask you for:
Biographical information such as your name;
Contact information such as your email address, mailing address, phone number, and fax number;
Professional information such as your job title, position, and information about your company or business; and
Credit card/debit card data including payment card number.
You may provide us with your personal data when you:
Make a purchase from us;
Submit a complaint or dispute to us.
Complete a survey or questionnaire that we sent you or we invited you to take;
Submit a contact form on our website;
Subscribe to our blog updates;
Use the live chat feature on our website;
Subscribe to our email notifications or newsletters;
Register for one of our webinars;
Register a user profile on any of our websites; and
Contact us by any other means, such as by phone or email.
PART B – Data We Automatically Collect
Like most places on the Internet, simply by visiting our website you automatically tell us certain information. This includes basic information such as your IP address, when you visited, the website from where you came prior to visiting us, the website where you go when you leave our website, your computer’s operating system, and the type of web browser that you are using. Our website automatically records this basic information about you.
The data we collect using cookies may include without limitation:
Geographical location and IDs of your computer, mobile or other device;
System and connection performance;
Browser type and version;
Length of visit;
IP address or other unique identifier for your computer, mobile phone, or other device; and
your mobile carrier.
This data is not linked to your Personally Identifiable Information (PII) , unless you consider an IP address to be PII, as most or all of this data is typically associated with the IP address you were assigned at the time when we collected such data.
PART C – Collection from Third-Parties
HLS may collect information about you from third-parties, including from any account through which you log into, or otherwise interact with, HLS (e.g., Facebook or Google). If applicable, HLS may have access to certain information from your linked Google or Facebook account, including your public profile information, your email address, or other information possessed by those third-parties. HLS may aggregate any information about you collected from any source.
4. INFORMATION USE PRACTICES
We use your information to operate our website’s business activities. For example, we may use this data to contact you about changes to our website, new services, or special offers, resolve disputes, troubleshoot issues, and enforce our website’s terms and conditions. By submitting your contact information to HLS, you consent to receiving such communications.
HLS may use the collected information or data described above, individually or in the aggregate, for any lawful purpose, including, but not limited to,
Analyzing and tracking user activity or trends on the Services;
Personalizing the Services to better reflect your preferences;
Serving more relevant advertisements; or
Enhancing your and other users’ use of the Services.
We may, from time to time disclose data about your visit to our website and your actions on our website to our prospects and visitors. This may be done in the form of text announcements, push alerts, images, pop ups or any other method we may select to serve as as public social proof of your activity with us. We may also from time to time disclose said data to advertisers or other third parties for marketing and promotional purposes.
5. DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION (Four Parts)
Except for the limitations expressly discussed herein, if any, HLS may disclose, sell, or transfer any collected information to third-parties for any lawful purpose in our sole discretion.
PART A – Third-Party Services. From time to time, we may use third party suppliers to provide services on our website. If you log in to our Website through a third-party service like Facebook or Google, then those third-parties may have access to certain information about your use of HLS. We may use third-party companies, agents, or contractors to perform services on our behalf. For example, HLS may partner with other companies to personalize our web pages, analyze our website or usage information, process payments or credit card transactions, fulfill or ship orders, collect debts, analyze or enhance the data, or otherwise assist HLS in better serving the Services’ users. During the course of providing HLS with these services, these third-parties may have access to your personal and non-personal information in order to provide the services we requested from those third-parties.
PART B – Legal Compliance. HLS reserves the right to disclose personal information when we reasonably believe disclosure is required by law, if we reasonably believe disclosure is necessary to establish or exercise legal rights, or in situations involving potential threats to physical safety. We may, in our sole discretion, provide information about you to law enforcement or other government officials for purposes of fraud investigations, alleged intellectual property infringement, or any other suspected illegal activity or matters that may expose us to legal liability.
PART C – Merger or Acquisition. In the event that HLS is acquired by or merged with a third-party, we reserve the right to sell or otherwise transfer any and all information we have collected from you as part of that transaction and such third-party will assume the rights and obligations with respect to that information as described in this Policy.
We will take reasonable steps to ensure that any personal information about you that We pass to a third party will be held securely by that party and only be used for the purposes for which it was provided to them. Except as noted above, information We collect from Site visitors will not be shared with individuals or other companies unrelated to, or that do not perform a business, professional or technical function for HLS.
6. DIRECT MARKETING
We are a marketing company. Marketing is what we do. We will use your personal information to provide you with marketing communications, including, but not limited to email communications or information about our products and services, new launches, promotions and special offers. We also intend to market, endorse and promote third party products to you as an affiliate. When HLS promotes third party products to you we do so with the intention of earning a commission on sales.
We may send you such communications by: Email; telephone, SMS text message and/or any other form of electronic message; Push notifications; Social network messages; and any other medium which becomes relevant from time to time.
7. THIRD PARTY LINKS
Our Website and Services may contain links to websites not owned or controlled by us. HLS does not necessarily review or endorse the content of these linked websites. You should review the terms of service and privacy policies of all websites you visit.
8. SECURITY AND QUALITY
HLS is committed to taking reasonable steps to protect the personal information that you provide. We use a variety of advanced security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. For example, We store the personal information you provide on secured computer servers that are located in controlled facilities.
Additionally, when We transmit sensitive personal information over the Internet, We protect it through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol. Please help Us to keep your personal information secure by not using an obvious login name or password and ensuring you do not divulge your password to any other person.
We do our best to maintain the accuracy of any personal information you supply to Us. You can help HLS update and maintain the accuracy of any personal information you supply by notifying HLS of any changes to your address, title, phone number or e-mail address.
You can do this by updating your membership profile page when logged in to our Website. You may also do this by contacting us through any of the methods listed below.
Although We make every effort to create a secure environment for your personal information, We cannot guarantee the safety of any personal information you transmit to Us online. Unfortunately, no security system can be guaranteed to be 100% effective. Accordingly, we cannot and do not guarantee the security of your personal information and cannot assume liability for improper access to it. Do not submit confidential information through the Services.
You are responsible for restricting access to your computer or mobile device through which you access the Services. Users of public or shared computers or unprotected mobile devices should log out at the completion of each visit to our Services. By using the Services, or providing personal information to us through any means, you agree that we can communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of these Services.
9. DATA RETENTION
In order to best serve you and protect your privacy HLS may retain the personal and non-personal information or other collected data, individually or in the aggregate, as described above, after you delete your account or have ceased using the Services.
When you request deletion or removal, we may add your contact details to our internal DNC (Do Not Contact) list or to our email autoresponder suppression list so that we can insure not to message you again in the future through that particular set of contact details. However, HLS does not guarantee that any information will continue to be available to you after such deletion or cessation.
10. ACCESS TO YOUR INFORMATION
You may have the right to request a copy of the personal information We hold about you and to have any inaccuracies corrected. You are responsible for updating and maintaining the accuracy of your personal information that you provide to or through the Services. If you believe you have submitted inaccurate information through the Services, and would like HLS to change such information, please contact HLS at the address below.
11. QUESTIONS, CONCERNS CONTACT US
If you have a complaint, dispute, or question regarding this privacy notice or our processing of your data, please write to our Privacy Officer by email at Privacy@HigherLevelStrategies.com or by postal mail at:
ATTN: Privacy Officer ℅
Higher Level Strategies, Inc.
PO Box 782121
Orlando FL 32828
You may also contact us by phone at our customer support number 1-866-205-3389
We will respond to your inquiries within 30 days of receipt.
12. DESIGNATED GDPR ARTICLE 27 EU REPRESENTATIVE
PlanetSMS Ltd. has been appointed as HLS’ representative in the European Union for data protection matters, pursuant to Article 27 of the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union. Planet SMS Ltd. can be contacted in addition to HLS, only on matters related to the processing of personal data. To make such an inquiry, please contact Planet SMS using this contact form: http://planetsmslimited.com/representative/
Alternatively, Planet SMS, Ltd. can be contacted at:
℅ PlanetSMS, Ltd.
12 Pickersgill Court
Quay West Business Village
TEL: (44)191 516 0993
Effective Date: May 25th 2018
WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as provide reporting information.
Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, HLS) are called the “first party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third party cookies”. Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. like advertising, interactive content and analytics). The parties that set these third party cookies can recognize your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.
WHY DO WE NEED COOKIES?
We use first and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Websites to operate, and we refer to these as “essential” or “strictly necessary” cookies. Other cookies also enable us to track and target the interest of our users to enhance the experience on our Online Properties. Third parties serve cookies through our Websites for advertising, analytics and other purposes. This is described in more detail below:
The specific types of first and third party cookies served through our Websites and the purpose they perform are described below (please note that the specific cookies served may vary depending on the specific Online Property you visit)
TYPE A – SESSION COOKIES: these are only stored on your computer during your web session and are automatically deleted when you close your browser – they usually store an anonymous session ID allowing you to browse a website without having to log in to each page but they do not collect any personal data from your computer; or
TYPE B – PERSISTENT COOKIES: a persistent cookie is stored as a file on your computer and it remains there when you close your web browser. The cookie can be read by the website that created it when you visit that website again. We use persistent cookies for Google Analytics.
Cookies can also be categorised as follows:
– Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are essential to enable you to use the website effectively, such as when buying a product and / or service, and therefore cannot be turned off. Without these cookies, the services available to you on our Websites cannot be provided. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet.
– Performance cookies: These cookies enable us to monitor and improve the performance of our WebsiteS. For example, they allow us to count visits, identify traffic sources and see which parts of the site are most popular.
– Functionality cookies: These cookies allow our Websites to remember choices you make and provide enhanced features. For instance, we may be able to provide you with news or updates relevant to the services you use. They may also be used to provide services you have requested such as viewing a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect is usually anonymised.
OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES
Cookies are not the only way to recognize or track visitors to a website. We may use other, similar technologies from time to time, like web beacons ( sometimes called “tracking pixels” or “clear gifs”). These are tiny graphic files that contain a unique identifier that enables us to recognize when someone has visited our Websites or opened an email that we have sent them.
This allows us to, for example, to monitor the traffic pattern of users from one page within our Websites to another, to deliver and communicate with cookies, to understand whether you have come to our Websites from an online advertisement displayed on a third party website, to improve site performance, to measure the success of email marketing campaigns. In many instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly, and so declining cookies will impair their functioning. Facebook.com is a good example of a third party that serves pixels for the purpose of tracking visitors and assembling custom audiences.
WE MAY SERVE YOU TARGETED ADVERTISING
We may serve cookies or pixels on your computer or mobile device to later serve advertising to you through other Websites. These companies may use information about your visits to our Websites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services that you may be interested in. We may also employ technology that is used to measure the effectiveness of advertisements. This can be accomplished by us using cookies or web beacons to collect information about your visits to our sites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services of potential interest to you. The information collected through this process does not enable us or any third party to identify your name, contact details or other details that directly identify you unless you chose to provide these.
YOU CAN CONTROL COOKIES
HLS ANTI-SPAM POLICY
Effective Date: May 25th 2018
We hate unsolicited commercial e-mail as much as you do. Also known as Spam or junk e-mail, it is a disservice to the Internet community.
We fully endorse and comply with the requirements of the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 (Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act), and all other applicable unsolicited commercial e-mail laws.
If you subscribe to electronic newsletters or other communications from our website, you will always have an option to unsubscribe immediately. Every email we send contains an unsubscribe link at the bottom. Please remember that you may be subscribed to multiple lists so when you unsubscribe you may have to do it from each list.
If you have additional questions, comments or concerns, please contact us by sending an e-mail to Support@HigherLevelStrategies.com and providing us with information relating to your concern.
DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT (“DMCA”) NOTICE
Effective Date: May 25th 2018
This notice is for informational purposes only. It is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, legal advice. If you believe that your intellectual property rights have been infringed upon, or if a notice of infringement has been filed against you, you should immediately seek legal counsel.
This website (see our website’s Terms and Conditions of Use for definitions), including all text, HTML, scripts, and images are copyrighted and owned by www.Automated Commission Enterprise.com. All rights reserved.
No part of this website may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, mechanical, electronic, or otherwise, including photocopying and recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, or transmitted by e-mail, or used in any other fashion without the express prior written permission of the website owner.
This, of course, excludes the downloading and temporary caching of this website on a personal computer for the explicit purpose of viewing this website, as well as any information clearly marked as reproducible. This copyright notice applies to everyone, including all visitors to this website.
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, found at 17 U.S.C. § 512 (“DMCA”), provides recourse for owners of copyrighted materials who believe that their rights under United States copyright law have been infringed upon on the Internet.
Under the DMCA, the bona fide owner of copyrighted materials who has a good faith belief that their copyright has been infringed may contact not only the person or entity infringing on their copyright, but may also contact the designated agent of an Internet service provider to report alleged infringements of their protected works, when such alleged infringements appear on pages contained within the system of the Internet service provider (ISP).
The owner of this website and the ISP are committed to complying with international trade law, international trade practices, all United States laws, including United States copyright law. Upon receipt of a properly filed complaint under the DMCA, the owner and/or the ISP of this website will block access to the allegedly infringing material. The website owner and/or the ISP will forward a copy of the notification of claimed copyright infringement to the alleged infringer. Anyone who believes in good faith that a notice of copyright infringement has wrongfully been filed against them, may submit a counter notice to the website owner and/or the ISP.
NOTIFICATION OF CLAIMED COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
Please send DMCA notifications of claimed copyright infringement to:
Copyright Agent ℅
Higher Level Strategies, Inc.
To file a notice of infringement with either the website owner or the ISP, you must provide a written communication that sets forth the items specified below. You will be liable for damages (including damages, costs, and attorneys’ fees) if you materially misrepresent that the website or a web page is infringing your copyright. Accordingly, if you are not sure whether certain material of yours is protected by copyright laws, we suggest that you first contact an attorney.
To expedite our ability to process your request, please use the following format (including section numbers):
1. Identify in sufficient detail the copyrighted work that you believe has been infringed upon.
2. Identify the material that you claim is infringing the copyrighted work listed in item #1 above. (You must include the URL(s) (the location(s) of the page(s) that contains the allegedly infringing material and also include a description of the specific content which you claim is infringing on your copyright.)
3. Provide information reasonably sufficient to permit the website owner to contact you (e-mail address and a phone number are required at a minimum).
4. Include the following statement: “I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. I also affirm that as the copyright owner, I have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by me, my agent, or the law.”
5. The signature of the copyright owner or a person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner. You may send your notice via email provided such notice includes a proper electronic signature. The signature or electronic signature must be that of the copyright owner, or a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of an exclusive copyright that has allegedly been infringed.
For details on the information required for valid notification, see 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3).
COUNTER-NOTIFICATION TO CLAIMED COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
If a notice of copyright infringement has been filed with the website owner and/or the ISP against you, the owner and/or the ISP will attempt to notify you and provide you with a copy of the notice of copyright infringement. If you have a good faith belief that you have been wrongfully accused, you may file a counter notification with the website owner and/or the ISP. If website owner and/or the ISP receives a valid counter notification, the DMCA provides that the removed or blocked information will be restored or access re-enabled.
The website owner and/or the ISP will replace the removed material and cease disabling access to it in not less than 10, nor more than 14, business days following receipt of the counter notification, unless the website owner and/or ISP first receives notice from the complaining party that such complaining party has filed an action seeking a court order to restrain the alleged infringer from engaging in infringing activity relating to the material on this website.
Please be advised that United States copyright law provides substantial penalties for a false counter notice filed in response to a notice of copyright infringement. Accordingly, if you are not sure whether certain material of yours is protected by copyright laws, we suggest that you first contact an attorney.
HLS Earnings Disclaimer
Effective Date: May 25th 2018
This earnings disclaimer applies to all Higher Level strategies, Inc. (“HLS”, “ we ”, “us”, “ours”) websites as indicated in the table and referred to herein as “Website, or “Websites”.
This Earnings Disclaimer also apply to the Websites’ related services including affiliate program, all accessible, viewable and downloadable tools, software, WordPress plugins and content including use of our support messaging system. All of these things are collectively referred to as “Services” or “Product”, or “Products”.
You understand and agree that there are important risk factors that should be considered by you when deciding whether to purchase any of our Products or use any of our Websites.
NO EARNINGS PROJECTIONS, PROMISES OR REPRESENTATIONS
You recognize and agree that we have made no implications, warranties, promises, suggestions, projections, representations or guarantees whatsoever to you about future prospects or earnings, or that you will earn any money, with respect to your purchase any of our Products, and that we have not authorized any such projection, promise, or representation by others.
Any earnings or income statements, or any earnings or income examples, are only estimates of what we think you could earn. There is no assurance you will do as well as stated in any examples. If you rely upon any figures provided, you must accept the entire risk of not doing as well as the information provided. This applies whether the earnings or income examples are monetary in nature or pertain to leads, list building results or any other results we’ve had.
There is no assurance that any prior successes or past results as to earnings or income (whether monetary or leads, whether convertible to cash or not) will apply, nor can any prior successes be used, as an indication of your future success or results from any of the information, content, or strategies. Any and all claims or representations as to income or earnings (whether monetary or advertising credits, whether convertible to cash or not) are not to be considered as “average earnings”.
The economy, both where you do business, and on a national and even worldwide scale, creates additional uncertainty and economic risk. An economic recession or depression might negatively affect the results produced by our Products.
YOUR SUCCESS OR LACK OF IT
Your success in using the information or strategies provided by our Products or in/on our Websites, depends on a variety of factors. We have no way of knowing how well you will do, as we do not know you, your background, your work ethic, your dedication, your motivation, your desire, or your business skills or practices. Therefore, we do not guarantee or imply that you will get rich, that you will do as well, or that you will have any earnings (whether monetary or in the form of lead capture/acquisition or list building, whether convertible to cash or not), at all.
Internet businesses and earnings derived therefrom, involve unknown risks and are not suitable for everyone. You may not rely on any information presented in our Products or in/on our Websites or otherwise provided by us, unless you do so with the knowledge and understanding that you can experience significant losses (including, but not limited to, the loss of any monies paid to purchase our Products, and/or any monies spent setting up, operating, and/or marketing your own business, and further, that you may have no earnings at all (whether monetary or in the form of lead capture/acquisition or list building, whether convertible to cash or not).
MATERIALS CONTAINED IN OUR PRODUCTS AND ON/IN OUR WEBSITES OR IN MATERIALS PURCHASED AND/OR DOWNLOADED FROM OUR PRODUCTS AND ON/IN OUR WEBSITES MAY CONTAIN INFORMATION THAT INCLUDES OR IS BASED UPON FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT OF 1995. FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS GIVE OUR EXPECTATIONS OR FORECASTS OF FUTURE EVENTS. YOU CAN IDENTIFY THESE STATEMENTS BY THE FACT THAT THEY DO NOT RELATE STRICTLY TO HISTORICAL OR CURRENT FACTS. THEY USE WORDS SUCH AS “ANTICIPATE,” “ESTIMATE,” “EXPECT,” “PROJECT,” “INTEND,” “PLAN,” “BELIEVE,” AND OTHER WORDS AND TERMS OF SIMILAR MEANING IN CONNECTION WITH A DESCRIPTION OF POTENTIAL EARNINGS OR FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE.
ANY AND ALL FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS HERE OR IN OUR PRODUCTS AND ON/IN OUR WEBSITES ARE INTENDED TO EXPRESS OUR OPINION OF EARNINGS POTENTIAL. MANY FACTORS WILL BE IMPORTANT IN DETERMINING YOUR ACTUAL RESULTS AND NO GUARANTEES ARE MADE THAT YOU WILL ACHIEVE RESULTS SIMILAR TO OURS OR ANYBODY ELSE, IN FACT NO GUARANTEES ARE MADE THAT YOU WILL ACHIEVE ANY RESULTS FROM ANY OF OUR IDEAS AND TECHNIQUES FOUND IN OUR MATERIAL.
You are advised to do your own due diligence when it comes to making business decisions and should use caution and seek the advice of qualified professionals. You should check with Your accountant, lawyer, or professional adviser, before acting on this or any information. You may not consider any examples, documents, or other content in our Products or in/on our Websites or otherwise provided by us to be the equivalent of legal advice. Nothing contained on our Website or in materials available for sale or download on our Websites provides legal advice in any way. You should consult with your own attorney on any legal questions you may have.
We assume no responsibility for any losses or damages resulting from your use of any link, information, or opportunity contained within our Products or in/on our Websites or within any information disclosed by the owner of same in any form whatsoever.
Although we believe the price is fair for the value that you receive, you understand and agree that the purchase prices for our Products or in/on our Websites has been arbitrarily set by us. This price bears no relationship to objective standards.
TESTIMONIALS & EXAMPLES
Testimonials and examples about our Products or in/on our Websites are exceptional results, do not reflect the typical purchaser’s experience, don’t apply to the average person and are not intended to represent or guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results. Where specific income or earnings (whether monetary or in the form of lead capture/acquisition or list building, whether convertible to cash or not), figures are used and attributed to a specific individual or business, that individual or business has earned that amount. There is no assurance that you will do as well using the same information or strategies. If you rely on the specific income or earnings figures used, you must accept all the risk of not doing as well. The described experiences are atypical. Your financial results are likely to differ from those described in the testimonials.
Please note that the content of this page can change without prior notice.
External Links Policy
Effective Date: May 25th 2018
Our website contains hypertext links to websites and other information created and maintained by other individuals and organizations. These links are only provided for your convenience. We do not control or guarantee the accuracy, completeness, relevance, or timeliness of any information or privacy policies posted on these linked websites. You should know that these websites may track visitor viewing habits. In addition, hyperlinks to particular items do not reflect their importance, and are not an endorsement of the individuals or organizations sponsoring the websites, the views expressed on the websites, or the products or services offered on the websites. We permit links to our website if they do not imply an endorsement by, or affiliation with, our website. We review our website periodically for broken or out-of-date links. Any and all links may be posted, altered, or removed at any time. To report problems with links on our website, or for more information about this policy, please send an e-mail to Support@HigherLevelStrategies.com.
Effective Date: May 25th 2018
Our Commitment to GDPR
#1 WHAT IS IT?
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is a European privacy law approved by the European Commission in 2016 and will go into effect May 25th 2018. The GDPR will replace a prior European Union privacy directive known as Directive 95/46/EC which has been the basis of European data protection law since 1995.
The GDPR is an attempt to strengthen, and modernize EU data protection law and enhance individual rights and freedoms, consistent with the European understanding of privacy as a fundamental human right. The GDPR regulates, among other things, how individuals and organizations may obtain, use, store, and remove personal data. In a nutshell, it’s giving EU citizens and residents control over their personal data while simplifying the regulatory environment for international business that takes place in the EU.
The Data Protection Principles include requirements such as:
- Personal data collected must be processed in a fair, legal, and transparent way and should only be used in a way that a person would reasonably expect.
- Personal data should only be collected to fulfill a specific purpose and it should only be used for that purpose. Organizations must specify why they need the personal data when they collect it.
- Personal data should be held no longer than necessary to fulfill its purpose.
- People covered by the GDPR have the right to access their own personal data. They can also request a copy of their data, and that their data be updated, deleted, restricted, or moved to another organization.
#2 WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
GDPR adds some new requirements regarding how companies should protect individuals’ personal data that they collect and process. It also raises the stakes for compliance by increasing enforcement and imposing greater fines for breach. Beyond these facts it’s simply the right thing to do. At Higher Level Strategies, Inc. we strongly believe that your data privacy is very important and we already have solid security and privacy practices in place that go beyond the requirements of this new regulation.
#3 HLS’ COMMITMENT TO DATA PRIVACY AND GDPR COMPLIANCE
Below is an overview of what we have done or are in the process of doing to meet the new regulation requirements.
#4 COMPANY WIDE UPDATES
We have conducted a company wide review of all our current data capture, processing and storage procedures.
We have notified all of our existing users of these all policy changes so that they may review and re-accept them if they wish to continue being a customer.
#5 [DPA] DATA PROCESSING ADDENDUM (DATA PROCESSING AGREEMENT)
In efforts to fully comply with the GDPR we have take an in depth look at all the processes currently implemented across all our websites and tools. While HLS does in fact collect data from its visitors and its users across all of our websites we can definitively say that Higher Level Strategies Inc. does not “process data” on behalf of its customers. Since we do not process third party data a DPA is not needed.
If you have any questions or concerns please let us know before using any of our Websites or Services..
We’ve implemented a cookie consent form on all of our websites. This acceptance form is displayed to all visitors until accepted. The acceptance from is displayed for all websites, so you will be required to accept our policy for each of our sites individually. We log this action and maintain a record of your acceptance, should you ever request proof in the future.
#8 DATA INVENTORY
#9 UPDATES TO OUR THIRD PARTY VENDOR CONTRACTS
We are working with our customers to answer any questions and address any concerns regarding how we protect their personal data in accordance with the GDPR. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Effective Date: May 25th 2018
Please read this agreement carefully. Unless you expressly agree and consent to this agreement, you may NOT participate in the affiliate program.
Each participant in the affiliate program (“affiliate,” “you,” or similar terms) offered by Higher Level Strategies, Inc. (“HLS”, “we”, “us”) on any and all HLS’ websites (“Websites”) expressly agrees to this affiliate agreement.
This agreement incorporates the HLS Terms and Conditions (also located on this website) herein as if it were set forth in full. Throughout this agreement, “affiliate program” refers to the affiliate program operated by HLS in part for any of our Websites.
HLS uses the JVZoo.com platform to track sales and pay affiliates. All affiliates are required to have and maintain a valid and active JVZoo.com account as well as a valid and active PayPal.com account in good standing. Affiliates are required to maintain an available balance in their PayPal account to cover the costs of any refunds that may result as part of a promotion.
By requesting to promote one of our products on JVZoo or by purchasing our Automated Commission Enterprise product you are requesting to participate in our affiliate program, you are agreeing to comply with and be legally bound by the terms and conditions of this AFFILIATE AGREEMENT. If you do not agree to all of the terms of this agreement, please do not apply to promote any of our products on JVZoo.
IF IN OUR SOLE DISCRETION YOU VIOLATE ANY PART OF THIS AFFILIATE AGREEMENT DURING YOUR PROMOTION EFFORTS, OR IF WE FEEL THAT YOU ARE ABUSING, TAKING ADVANTAGE OF OR SOMEHOW GAMING THE SYSTEM FOR YOUR BENEFIT, WHETHER INTENTIONALLY OR UNINTENTIONALLY, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REVOKE YOUR AFFILIATE STATUS AND/OR WITHHOLD AN/OR FORFEIT PART OF OR ALL AFFILIATE EARNINGS.
HLS reserves the right to ban any affiliate from promoting any/all of our products, at any time, for any reason that we deem necessary. All HLS decisions are final and there will be no appeal process.
HLS requires that you submit specific information with your request to promote any/all of our products even if you have submitted them before. When requesting approval to promote any of our products on JVZoo you must tell us:
How did you hear about us?
How will you be promoting our products?
What is your contact information, please include: Full Name, POSTAL MAILING ADDRESS, Phone Number, Skype
If you do not provide this information you might be denied.
If you have less than 50 sales on JVZoo you may be put on delayed payment.
Each affiliate is an independent contractor of HLS and not an employee. Nothing herein is intended to create an employer/employee relationship.
INCOME TAX LIABILITIES
Each affiliate acts as an independent contractor and as such is responsible for any or all applicable income taxes, fees, and any other tax liabilities that affect or concern the sales of the products or services, in your country or location. It is the affiliate’s sole responsibility, and not the responsibility of HLS, to take any steps necessary to recover these sums under any applicable tax code and other applicable laws.
COMMISSION PAYMENTS (2 Parts)
HLS in its sole discretion reserves the right to set the Affiliate’s payment status to either delayed or instant when they apply to promote our products or at any time after they have applied.
All commissions are paid in US Dollars by PayPal, to the Paypal address that you provided inside of JVZoo, or the Paypal address you subsequently advise us of. It is your responsibility to ensure we hold an up-to-date, active Paypal email address for payments and to maintain an available balance to cover your refunds. You should always keep your JVZoo account information up to date and accurate so that instant and delayed payments processed through that system will arrive to your account promptly and securely.
PART A – DELAYED COMMISSIONS
At our discretion, you may be placed on a delayed commissions status. Delayed commissions are paid on the 15th of each month after the products 30 day refund period has elapsed. HOWEVER, if the 30th-day lands of the month AFTER the 15th, the Affiliate’s commissions will be paid out on the following month. HLS pays out delayed commissions ONCE per month. No exceptions.
We are not responsible for paying interest to affiliates for accrued but not yet delivered commission payments.
PART B – INSTANT COMMISSIONS
At our discretion, you may be placed on an instant commission status. Instant commission are paid at the point of sale through JVZoo.
Commissions will not be paid if an affiliate uses their own link to purchase the product.
Commissions are not paid for any sales for which payment has not been received, or for any transaction that has been rejected for any reason.
If a transaction incurs a charge-back, or if an online transaction is not completed in every way, or if we have reason to believe a transaction is fraudulent or violates any of the terms of this Agreement in our reasonable discretion, no commission payment is due to the affiliate. If a commission has already been paid, then it will be deducted from an active affiliate’s future commissions.
From time to time we hold sales competitions and /or may offer prizes as a reward for achieving sales goals that we set. We reserve the right to change or substitute those prizes with cash or however we see fit. Unless otherwise stated in the particular contest, to qualify for a prize the affiliate must generate commissions equal to or greater than the value of the prize.
Teams of no more than 2 persons are allowed to compete in our contests as long as we receive notification of the team, a name for the team and the affiliate ID’s of both team members PRIOR TO THE START OF THE CONTEST via email to Omar@HigherLevelStrategies.com
If you do not agree with or can not comply with these contest rules then please do not participate. If you have any questions about our policies we recommend that you contact us directly before promoting any of our products.
Our contests are not a game of chance or sweepstakes unless otherwise stated. Our contests are performance-based sales competitions and your participation is never required. Our contests are void where prohibited.
EARNING COMMISSIONS ON PRODUCTS
Affiliates will earn commissions on sales resulting from referrals brought to us through the unique affiliate links generated inside their JVZoo account, and or by their unique ACE links (Automated Commission Enterprise). Our affiliate links work on a “last cookie wins” system, meaning the most recent affiliate who got the click should be credited with the sale. Please note we do advise affiliates to ask their referrals to clear cookies BEFORE using their links to ensure credit of the sale to their account.
Any purchases referred through non-JVZoo links or non-ACE links will not track to a specific affiliate account and cannot be attributed to a specific affiliate. In special rare cases (at our own discretion) we will credit a sale to an affiliate that has not tracked if they can provide relevant information about the buyer, and we can confirm this with the buyer. Sales will not be attributed to an affiliate if another affiliate has already been credited with the sale (i.e. we will not change the attributed affiliate on a sale).
Please note that any Affiliate that encourages a customer to refund their purchase through another Affiliate and repurchase through them will be banned from promoting all of our products forever and will be reported to JVZoo for blacklisting.
JVZoo uses lifetime cookies to track affiliate referrals and sales. This means that a referring Affiliate “should” be credited with the sale even if it occurs long after the referral but this cannot be guaranteed because the customer may have cleared their device cookies, or purchase through another device or subsequently clicked on another Affiliates referral link. Remember, the last cookie wins the sale.
Commissions percentages vary by product and will be stated on the product’s respective JV Page (affiliate details page). All HLS product JV pages can be reached by visiting the products website URL and adding a trailing /jv, for example, www.ProductWebsite.com/jv You can also see a directory of all HLS products available for promotion at www.JVWith.us
Unless otherwise stated on the particular products jv page, most of our front end products payout 100% commissions, and our additional backend offers (upsells and downsells or OTO’s) payout 50% commissions.
ACE members will always receive 100% commissions across all HLS core products (visit your ACE portal to see what the core products are)
PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES – 10 THINGS YOU SHOULD NOT DO AS AN HLS AFFILIATE
You agree that you are NOT allowed to do the following things if approved for the affiliate program. By doing any of the following, you will be terminated from the program and agree that any commissions will be forfeited without recourse:
1. You are NOT permitted to conduct e-mail promotions in a 3rd party system – all email contacts MUST be your OWN opt-in email list. You cannot, use safe lists, use spam or anything similar.
2. You must NOT run “negative” PPC or Iframe domain campaigns such as “Product name/author name scam” or any other method to attract controversial click thru rates that an ordinary person would deem to portray a negative view of the product. This creates a very bad image for our company and the individuals featured in the products and you will be terminated from the program instantly.
3. You should avoid using the raw affiliate link. All affiliates are encouraged to utilize REdirect links in emails and website campaigns and not the direct affiliate link you will receive. This increases conversion for both of us.
4. You cannot earn commission on your own purchase. Any ‘self’ purchase commission will be nullified.
5. You are not permitted to use any domain names containing the name of the product, the name Omar Martin, or the name Melinda Martin. We also do not permit the use of domains containing the words Higher Level Strategies, or any variation on this which infringes on our brand. We reserve the right to enforce trademark infringement.
6. iFrames, and cloaked domains are not permitted. These can mislead buyers and we use frame busters to prevent them from being used. Presell pages are far more effective for you.
7. You must not scrape content from our sites, RSS feeds or use the same text. Be sure to create original content so that you get better search results.
8. PPC campaigners may bid on any keywords including the product names and author names as long as you agree that these trademarks and product names are the property of Higher Level Strategies, Inc. and you are only using them under the agreement. This agreement may be revoked at any time. Make sure all campaigns abide by point number 2.
9. You must abide by the laws of your country in all your affiliate promotions. You must never use FAKE testimonials or FAKE news sites or anything false when promoting our offers. See the FTC guidelines here.
10. We do not permit offering cashback, rebates, or other discounts as part of your affiliate offer or promotion of any HLS products. We advise promoting our product based on its own merits. Our most successful affiliates offer unique bonuses such as additional training, resources, or setup services.
11. You should NEVER encourage a customer to refund their purchase through another Affiliate, (or no affiliate) and repurchase through you. If you or your customer suspect that there has been an issue with the referral then it is your responsibility to contact HLS so that WE can investigate the situation.
AUTOMATED COMMISSION ENTERPRISE (ACE) MEMBER EXCEPTIONS
Only ACE members are permitted to promote ACE as an affiliate. You agree not to copy content from our website without our permission. WE HAVE PROVIDED SPECIAL MARKETING MATERIAL IN THE ACE WEBSITE THAT YOU MAY CHOOSE TO MODIFY AND USE IN YOUR PROMOTION EFFORTS. However, our training material. videos, audios, text documents, software, plugins, and ALL other materials are not to be copied or modified ever. You are never permitted to use the names Omar Martin, Melinda Martin, or Higher Level Strategies Inc. in any of your promotion efforts without prior written consent and approval.
USE OF HLS BRANDING
Use of HLS’ product branding is permitted solely for the purpose of promoting our products in content that directly refers to our brand.
You are not permitted to use our company logo, product logo or any of our branding in any headers, logos, or branding which may make your website appear to be an HLS web property. Our branding should also not be used in any online advertising media such as Facebook, Twitter, Google ads where it purports to be an official HLS product advert.
If you have any questions or need further clarification on your use of the HLS company and product branding, please do get in touch with our friendly team.
We run a legitimate business, which means that we always correctly illustrate and represent our product/s and their features and benefits to the customer. Please make sure you do the same in your promotion of our product. Anyone found using misleading claims, inaccurate information or false testimonials (or anything that does not comply with FTC guidelines) will have their affiliate account banned immediately.