Keto-Beam™ Affiliate Policies and Procedures
SECTION 1 – PURPOSE OF THIS DOCUMENT
The purpose of this document is to provide the Policies and Procedures that all Keto-Beam™ Affiliates should know and understand before agreeing to be an Affiliate. Registering as a Keto-Beam™ Affiliate means that you agree to abide by the following.
SECTION 2 - CODE OF ETHICS
Keto-Beam™ has made a commitment to provide the finest Affiliate experience with impeccable service and the highest quality products. In turn, the company expects Keto-Beam™ Affiliates to reflect that image in their relationships with Customers and fellow Affiliates.
As a Keto-Beam™ Affiliate you are expected to operate according to the highest standards of integrity and fair practice. Failure to comply with the Code of Ethics can result in your termination as a Keto-Beam™ Affiliate. The Code of Ethics, therefore, states:
As an Independent Affiliate:
- I will conduct myself in an honest, ethical manner.
- I will make no representations about the benefits affiliated with Keto-Beam™ products other than those contained in officially - approved corporate literature and videos.
- I will provide support and encouragement to my customers to ensure that their experience with Keto-Beam™ is a successful one.
- I will refrain from discussing personal income potential related to being an Affiliate.
- I will not make disparaging remarks about other products, services, affiliate programs, or companies; likewise, I will not willfully denigrate the activities or personalities of fellow Keto-Beam™ Affiliates.
- I will abide by all of the Policies and Procedures of Keto-Beam™ as included herein, or as may be amended from time to time.
- I will not make any payment(s) or promise to pay any prospective or existing Affiliate in return for such Affiliate's enrollment, continued enrollment, team building or recruiting activities.
SECTION 3 - INTRODUCTION
3.1 - POLICIES AND AFFILIATE AGREEMENT
These Policies and Procedures, in their present form and as amended at the sole discretion of Keto-Beam™, are incorporated into, and form an integral part of, the Keto-Beam™ Affiliate Agreement. Throughout these Policies, when the term “Agreement” is used, it collectively refers to the Keto-Beam™ Affiliate Agreement, these Policies and Procedures and the Keto-Beam™ Earnings Program. These documents are incorporated by reference into the Keto-Beam™ Affiliate Agreement (all in their current form and as amended by Keto-Beam™
3.2 - PURPOSE OF POLICIES
Keto-Beam™ markets products via standard retail channels and through Independent Affiliates. It is important to understand that your success and the success of your fellow Affiliates depends on your integrity. To clearly define the relationship that exists between Affiliates and Keto-Beam™, and to explicitly set a standard for acceptable business conduct, Keto-Beam™ has established this Agreement. Keto-Beam™ Affiliates are required to comply with all of the provisions set forth in this Agreement, which Keto-Beam™ may amend at its sole discretion from time to time, as well as with all federal, state and local laws governing Keto-Beam™ business and conduct. Because you may be unfamiliar with many of these standards of practice, it is very important that you read and abide by the Agreement. Please review the information in this document carefully. It explains and governs the relationship between you and the Company. If you have any questions regarding any policy or rule, do not hesitate to seek an answer from the Keto-Beam™ corporate office.
3.3 - CHANGES TO THE AGREEMENT
Because laws and the business environment periodically change, Keto-Beam™ reserves the right to amend the Agreement, Earnings Program and its product pricing at its sole and absolute discretion. By signing the Affiliate Agreement, an Affiliate agrees to abide by all amendments or modifications that Keto-Beam™ elects to make. Amendments shall be effective 30 days after publication of notice of amendments in official Keto-Beam™ materials. The Company shall provide or make available to all Affiliates a complete copy of the amended provisions by one or more of the following methods: (a) posting on the Company’s official website; (b) electronic mail (email);(c) inclusion in Company periodicals; (d) inclusion with commissions or bonus checks; or (e) special mailings. The continuation of an Affiliate’s Keto-Beam™ business or an Affiliate’s acceptance of bonuses or commissions constitutes acceptance of any and all amendments.
3.4 - WAIVER
The Company never gives up its right to insist on compliance with the Affiliate Agreement and with the applicable laws governing the conduct of a business. No failure of Keto-Beam™ to exercise any right or power under the Agreement or to insist upon strict compliance by an Affiliate with any obligation or provision of the Agreement, and no custom or practice of the parties at variance with the terms of the Agreement, shall constitute a waiver of Keto-Beam™ ’s right to require exact compliance with the Agreement
SECTION 4 - BECOMING AN AFFILIATE
4.1 - REQUIREMENTS TO BECOME AN AFFILIATE
There are no fees or purchasing requirements associated with becoming a Keto-Beam™ Affiliate. However, to become a Keto-Beam™ Affiliate, an applicant must:
4.1.1 - Be at least 18 years of age;
4.1.2 - Reside in the 50 United States or US Territories officially opened by the Company;
4.1.3 - Have a valid Social Security or Tax ID number;
4.1.4 - Submit an accepted Keto-Beam™ Affiliate Application and Agreement.
The Company reserves the right to reject any Affiliate registration or application for renewal.
4.2 - AFFILIATE BENEFITS
Once an Affiliate’s Registration has been accepted by Keto-Beam™ , the following benefits are available to the new Affiliate.
4.2.1 - Affiliates that enroll in Keto-Beam™ will:
* Receive a custom Affiliate link to provide to their friends and relatives
* Gain access to their own Affiliate Portal
* Be able to build a network of Independent Affiliates and customers
* Earn credits on Customers and Affiliates that order using the Affiliate’s custom link
* Receive periodic Keto-Beam™ literature and other Keto-Beam™ communications
* Receive periodic discounts and sales available only to Affiliates
SECTION 5 - OPERATING AS KETO-BEAM™ AFFILIATE
5.1 - ADHERENCE TO KETO-BEAM™ CODE OF ETHICS
Affiliates shall not require or encourage other current or prospective customers or Affiliates to execute any agreement or contract, other than official Keto-Beam™ agreements, in order to become a Keto-Beam™ Affiliate.
5.2 - BUSINESS ENTITIES
A Partnership, LLC or Corporation may hold an Affiliate role upon completion of the Affiliate Registration Form. The person signing the registration, on behalf of a business entity, must have the authority of said entity for entering into the transaction.
5.3 - CHANGES TO A KETO-BEAM™ BUSINESS
5.3.1 - GENERAL
Each Affiliate must notify Keto-Beam™ of all changes to the information contained in his or her Affiliate Registration. Affiliates may modify their existing Affiliate information via their Affiliate Back Office.
5.3.2 - CHANGE OF SPONSOR AFFILIATE
To safeguard the hard work of all Affiliates, Keto-Beam™ does not allow changes in sponsorship for active Affiliates. Accordingly, the transfer of a Keto-Beam™ sales from one Affiliate to another is not permitted.
Exception - A request for a change in sponsorship, due to recording errors, will be accepted in writing via email. Change requests will be reviewed and change will only be made upon acceptance by all parties involved.
5.3.3 - Cancellation and Re-application
An Affiliate may cancel their Affiliate relationship by requesting cancellation via email to the Corporate Office at any time.
5.4 - UNAUTHORIZED CLAIMS AND ACTIONS
5.4.1 - Indemnification
An Affiliate is fully responsible for all of his or her verbal and written statements made regarding Keto-Beam™ products that are not expressly contained in official Keto-Beam™ materials. Affiliates agree to indemnify Keto-Beam™ and Keto-Beam™ ’s directors, officers, employees and agents and hold them harmless from any and all liability, including judgments, civil penalties, refunds, attorney fees, court costs or lost business incurred by Keto-Beam™ as a result of the Affiliate’s unauthorized representations or actions. This provision shall survive the termination of the Affiliate Agreement.
5.4.2 - Income Claims
Because Affiliates do not have the data necessary to comply with the legal requirements for making income claims, an Affiliate may NOT make income projections, income claims or disclose his or her Keto-Beam™ Affiliate earnings.
5.5 - ERRORS OR QUESTIONS
If an Affiliate has questions about or believes any errors have been made regarding their Affiliate earnings, the Affiliate must notify the Corporate Office at Keto-Beam™ ’s headquarters in Portland, Oregon, in writing, within 15 days of the date of the purported error or incident in question. Keto-Beam™ will not be responsible for any errors, omissions or problems not reported to the Company within 15 days.
5.6 - INCOME TAXES
Each Affiliate is responsible for paying local, state and federal taxes on any income generated as an Affiliate. If a Keto-Beam™ business is tax exempt, the Federal Tax Identification Number must be provided to Keto-Beam™. Every year, Keto-Beam™ will provide IRS Form 1099 (non-employee compensation) earnings statement to each U.S. resident who (a) had earnings of over $600 in the previous calendar year.
5.7 - INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR STATUS
Affiliates are independent contractors and are not purchasers of a franchise or a business opportunity. The agreement between Keto-Beam™ and its Affiliates does not create an employer/employee relationship, agency, partnership or joint venture between the Company and the Affiliate. Affiliates shall not be treated as an employee for his or her services or for federal or state tax purposes. All Affiliates are responsible for paying local, state and federal taxes due from all earnings as an Affiliate of the Company. The Affiliate has no authority (expressed or implied) to bind the Company to any obligation.
The name of Keto-Beam™ and other names as may be adopted by Keto-Beam™ are proprietary trade names, trademarks and service marks of Keto-Beam™. As such, these marks are of great value to Keto-Beam™ and are any copyrighted materials that are provided to Affiliates, are for their use only in an expressly authorized manner. Use of the Keto-Beam™ name on any item not produced by the Company is prohibited.
All Affiliates may list themselves as an “Independent Keto-Beam™ Affiliate” in publications or online, however, Affiliates may not use the Keto-Beam™ ’s name or logo in any other capacity.
Affiliates may not answer the telephone by saying “Keto-Beam™ ,” “Keto-Beam™ Processing,” or in any other manner that would lead the caller to believe that they have reached the corporate offices of Keto-Beam™ .
Advertising is not limited to print media; it also includes internet advertising and other forms of advertising. It is prohibited for an Affiliate to use an internet or email address that utilizes the trade name Keto-Beam™, or includes Keto-Beam™ in a portion of the address. It is also prohibited for an Affiliate to use any Keto-Beam™, website materials on a website that references or relates to Keto-Beam™ that is not authorized in writing by Keto-Beam™. It is also prohibited for an Affiliate to place links to unauthorized websites or webpages onto a website or webpage that has been authorized by Keto-Beam™.
5.8 - INTERNATIONAL MARKETING
Affiliates are only authorized to do business in the countries in which Keto-Beam™ has announced are open for business in official Company literature.
5.9 - No TELEMARKETING
Keto-Beam Affiliates will not engage in Telemarketing or advertising practices of any kind other than contacting people with whom they are personally connected via their personal network of friends,
family and associates.
SECTION 6 - RESPONSIBILITIES OF AFFILIATES
6.1 - CHANGE OF ADDRESS OR TELEPHONE
To ensure timely delivery of products, support materials and earnings, it is critically important that Keto-Beam™ ’s files are current. Affiliates planning to move should change their contact information via their Affiliate Back Office as soon as possible. Keto-Beam™ take no responsibility for earnings sent to incorrect addresses.
6.2 - NON-DISPARAGEMENT
Keto-Beam™ wants to provide its Affiliates with the best products and service in the industry. Accordingly, we value your constructive criticisms and comments.
SECTION 7 - BONUSES AND COMMISSIONS
7.1 - EARNINGS PAYOUTS
An Affiliate must be active and in compliance with the Agreement and these policies to qualify for earnings. So long as an Affiliate complies with the terms of the Agreement and these policies, Keto-Beam™ shall pay Affiliate Earnings to such Affiliate in accordance with the current Affiliate Program.
7.2 - COMMISSION PAYMENTS AND PROMOTIONS
7.2.2 – Earnings Calculations & Viewing
Earnings will be calculated according to current Affiliate earnings Program. Earnings reports will be provided to Affiliates on-line, via web access.
7.2.1 – Payments
The minimum amount for which Keto-Beam™ will issue an earnings payment is $575. Earnings less than $50 will accrue and be available to the Affiliate as credit towards their own purchases. Once the accrued earnings reaches $75 or more, a check will be disbursed during the next monthly payment cycle.
7.3 - UNCLAIMED COMMISSIONS AND CREDITS
7.3.1 - Affiliates must deposit or cash earnings checks within six months from their date of issuance. A check that remains uncashed after six months will be void. There shall be a $25.00 charge for reissuing a check. These charges shall be deducted from the balance owed to the Affiliate.
SECTION 8 - DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS
8.1 - DISCIPLINARY SANCTIONS
Violation of the Agreement, these Policies and Procedures or any illegal, fraudulent, deceptive or unethical business conduct by an Affiliate may result, at Keto-Beam™ ’s discretion, in one or more of the following corrective measures:
* Issuance of a written warning or admonition;
* Requiring the Affiliate to take immediate corrective measures;
* Loss of rights to one or more earnings checks;
* The withholding from an Affiliate of all or part of the Affiliate’s earnings during the period that Keto-Beam™ is investigating any conduct allegedly in violation of the Agreement. If an Affiliate’s business is canceled for disciplinary reasons, the Affiliate will not be entitled to recover any earnings withheld during the investigation period;
* Suspension of the individual’s Affiliate Agreement for one or more earnings periods;
* Involuntary termination of the offender’s Affiliate Agreement;
* Any other measure expressly allowed within any provision of the Agreement or that Keto-Beam™ deems practicable to implement and appropriate to equitably resolve injuries caused partially or exclusively by the Affiliate’s policy violation or contractual breach; or
* In situations deemed appropriate by Keto-Beam™ , the Company may institute legal proceedings for monetary and/or equitable relief.
8.2 - GRIEVANCES AND COMPLAINTS
When an Affiliate has a grievance or complaint with another Affiliate regarding any practice or conduct in relationship to their respective Keto-Beam™ businesses, the complaining Affiliate should first report the problem to his or her sponsor, who should review the matter and try to resolve it with the other party’s sponsor. If the matter cannot be resolved, it must be reported in writing to the Company. The Company will review the facts and determine if a policy violation has occurred and take appropriate action.
8.3 - ARBITRATION
Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to the Agreement, or the breach thereof, shall be settled by arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association or other recognized arbitration service, under its Commercial Arbitration Rules, and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. Affiliates waive all rights to trial by jury or to any court. All arbitration proceedings shall be held in the County of Multnomah, Oregon, unless the laws of the state in which an Affiliate resides expressly require the application of its laws, in which case the arbitration shall be held in the capital of that state. All parties shall be entitled to all discovery rights pursuant to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. There shall be one arbitrator, an attorney at law, who shall have expertise in business law transactions, with a strong preference being an attorney knowledgeable in the direct selling industry, selected from the panel that the American Arbitration Panel provides. The prevailing party shall be entitled to receive from the losing party, OR each party to the arbitration shall be responsible for its own, costs and expenses of arbitration, including legal and filing fees. The decision of the arbitrator shall be final and binding on the parties and may, if necessary, be reduced to a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. This agreement to arbitration shall survive any termination or expiration of the Agreement.
Nothing in these Policies and Procedures shall prevent Keto-Beam™ from applying to and obtaining from any court having jurisdiction a writ of attachment, a temporary injunction, preliminary injunction, permanent injunction or other relief available to safeguard and protect Keto-Beam™ ’s interest prior to, during or following the filing of any arbitration or other proceeding or pending the rendition of a decision or award in connection with any arbitration or other proceeding.
8.4 - GOVERNING LAW, JURISDICTION AND VENUE
Jurisdiction and venue of any matter not subject to arbitration shall reside in Multnomah County, State of Oregon. The Federal Arbitration Act shall govern all matters relating to arbitration. The law of the State of Oregon shall govern all other matters relating to or arising from the Agreement.
SECTION 9 - INACTIVITY AND CANCELLATION
9.1 - EFFECT OF CANCELLATION
So long as an Affiliate remains active and complies with the terms of the Affiliate Agreement and these Policies and Procedures, Keto-Beam™ shall pay earnings to such Affiliate in accordance with the current Affiliate Program. An Affiliate’s earnings constitute the entire consideration for the Affiliate’s efforts in generating sales and all activities related to generating sales. Following an Affiliate’s termination, the former Affiliate shall lose all rights as an Affiliate. This includes the right to tell people about Keto-Beam™ products and services and the right to receive future earnings resulting from the sales and other activities of the Affiliate’s former affiliate structure. In the event of termination, Affiliates agree to waive all rights they may have, including but not limited to property rights, to their former affiliate structure and to any earnings derived from the sales activity of their former affiliate structure.
Following an Affiliate’s termination of his or her Affiliate Agreement, the former Affiliate shall not hold himself or herself out as a Keto-Beam™ Affiliate. An Affiliate whose Affiliate Agreement is terminated shall receive earnings only for the last full period he or she was active, prior to the cancellation (less any amounts withheld during an investigation preceding an involuntary termination).
9.2 - INVOLUNTARY TERMINATION
An Affiliate’s violation of any of the terms of the Agreement, including any amendments that may be made by Keto-Beam™ in its sole discretion, may result in any of the sanctions listed in Section 8.1, including the involuntary termination of his or her Affiliate Agreement. Cancellation shall be effective on the date on which written notice is mailed or delivered to the Affiliate’s last known physical or email address, or to his or her attorney, or when the Affiliate receives actual notice of termination, whichever occurs first.
9.3 - VOLUNTARY TERMINATION
An Affiliate has a right to cancel, at any time, regardless of reason. Termination must be submitted in writing, via email. The written notice must include the Affiliate’s signature, printed name and address. Affiliates who have resigned may re-apply to become an Affiliate with Keto-Beam™ after 6 months.
9.4 - COMPLETE AGREEMENT
These Policies and Procedures, any and all modifications made by the Company, along with the Terms and Conditions and the current Affiliate Program make up the entire agreement between the Affiliate and Company.