DownhomeFolks Terms Of Service
By signing up and actively using the DownhomeFolks program you agree to all terms and conditions set forth in this agreement. DownhomeFolks may, at any time, choose to edit, add and/or delete portions of this agreement and impose changes without prior notification of its affiliates. Affiliates will be informed of any and all changes to this policy via Administrative Messages or an e-mail to their primary contact e-mail address provided upon signing up with DownhomeFolks. If any modification is unacceptable to you, your only recourse is to terminate this agreement. Your continued participation in the DownhomeFolks program following our posting of a change in policy notice or new agreement on our site will constitute binding acceptance to the change.
DownhomeFolks is not a MLM, Pyramid Scheme or a Get-Rich-Quick Scheme.
DownhomeFolks is a Pay Per Action program which is completely free to join.
No recruitment or purchase or sale is required to be paid.
DownhomeFolks will not knowingly promote or advertise so called Scam/Scheme sites or any site suspected of being a scam.
DownhomeFolks reserves the right to refuse and/or delete ANY account that the administrators feel is necessary.
DownhomeFolks reserves the right to refuse and/or delete ANY advertising, site features or other facilities the administrators feel is necessary.
WARNING: AUTOSUSPENDER IS USED ON THIS PROGRAM
Responsibility of Affiliates:
You must be 16 years of age or older to participate in this program. Our program is open to International members, but they MUST BE ABLE TO READ AND UNDERSTAND ENGLISH and is void where prohibited by local governing laws. Any Member clearly unable to read and understand English by failing English Tests of various descriptions (i.e. clicking on 3 or more Cheat Links or Admin Message Tests), or using and/or found to be promoting the use or sale of* 'Bot Software will have their accounts deleted and any earnings will be forfeited. Bot Traps and Turing Numbers may be used by the Administrators at any time - More than 10 Bad Turing Number Clicks in any one calendar month will lead to account termination. Turing Numbers are reset on the first day of each month. Cheat Link Clicks are NEVER reset - accounts are deleted if the Member clicks three (3) or more Cheat Links. Cheat links are clearly marked, with the exception of hidden, 'bot links and it is the Member's responsibility to avoid these links. It is impossible to accidentally click a 'hidden' cheat link, only 'bots can see them.
(* There are certain forums/newsgroups/blogs that promote the use of 'tools'. ANY Member discovered with their referral link promoted in these places or being 'referred by' the same, will have their account deleted).
Signing up with User Names that consist of random numbers, letters or a combination of both is prohibited - examples of unacceptable include: 801354789, s3333789, ssssssssss, 3a5f8h. This also applies to user names containing 88 or 888. Any new signups with these types of user name will be deleted.
All Members MUST select their correct country. We accept Members from ALL COUNTRIES, so there is no need to try and hide. We use Autosuspender and it immediately 'flags' mismatched selected countries and IPs. If any Member intends to travel from their selected country to another and still access their account, please make us aware so that it can be noted. Anyone caught masking their true location will have their accounts suspended.
Members must NOT use an Anonymous Proxy, VPN (Virtual Private Network), VPS (Virtual Private Server) / VDS (Virtual Dedicated Server) or Webhosts (including Proxy/TORs/anonymising services that hide true geographic location) to access their account. Anyone found to be using ANY of these services at ANY time, will have their account terminated immediately.
DownhomeFolks reserves the right to implement country restriction if necessary.
Members that share duplicate information of ANY description will have their accounts investigated and possibly Suspended and/or Cancelled. If any Member suspects that they have information that may be shared or cause their account to be 'flagged', please contact us without delay.
Payment Information MUST be complete,correct and account must exist. If 'PayPal' or 'Payza' is selected, a valid, Registered email address must be used. 'Ads Only' may be selected, in which case, no further info need be added. NO OTHER FORMS OF PAYMENT INFORMATION WILL BE ACCEPTED. Any Member that has incorrect payment information in their account, will be deleted. We no longer make Random Payouts due to processor fees being charged and Members losing entire payout in fees. Terms specific to payouts are set out below in the section "Payments".
Personal Interests: A minimum of 8 Interests must be selected. 1 of which MUST be 'I Agree to Terms' (Payouts will NOT be made if you do not have this selected). If you are from a non-search country, you must NOT select 'Search'. Accounts that have 'Search' selected illegally will be deleted. Some interests require only one to be selected (i.e. I am Male, I am Female) - if you select both, your account will be deleted. Any Member selecting an 'English Test' interest, will be deleted.
Members must only access pages that are linked on the site. This includes Page Menus, Account Menus and any links sent in Admin Messages and Emails. If a page is not linked anywhere on the Program, then it is not there to be accessed. It either does not exist or has been removed for a purpose. Any Member found to be accessing pages that are 'hidden' or unlinked will have their accounts deleted.
Paid To Sign Up (PTSU) Abuse
PTSU Abuse consists of, but is not limited to, Members who sign up to this site from a PTSU Advertisement at another site, get paid for the signup then either cancel their account here or allow it to become inactive after 45 days, therefore having it deleted/cancelled by the administrators. The same Member then signs up again by way of another PTSU.
THIS IS CONSIDERED CHEATING!! Persistent offenders will be classified as 'cheats', will be permanently suspended and banned from rejoining and/or holding another account at this or ANY of our sites. This also applies to Members suspected of PTSU Abuse by showing patterns of consistently signing up and either self-cancelling their account or allowing it to become inactive, then signing up again.
CHEATING WILL NOT BE TOLERATED AND ANYONE CAUGHT WILL HAVE THEIR ACCOUNT DELETED WITHOUT WARNING!
If you are caught cheating at one of our sites, you will be deleted from all of them.
There will be NO exceptions and emails asking why you have been deleted will NOT be answered
You agree to and must use your own name and e-mail address in the sign-up process and may not assume a false identity. You may not sign-up multiple times with different e-mail addresses. Your computer must not be shared with another individual that has an existing DownhomeFolks account. Computer IDs and IP Addresses are logged by the script and duplicates will be investigated. Multiple sign-ups shall be grounds for immediate termination of all involved accounts. Signing up multiple times from the same computer also constitutes fraud. We allow one account per person, household and computer.
You will use your e-mail address / password combination to access your account, it is your responsibility to keep this information confidential, you may change this information by logging into your account and following the "User Account Info" link.
You are solely responsible for any and all use of your DownhomeFolks account including authorization by you to any third party individual who may use your account.
Should any instances of fraud, system abuse, or any type of activity deemed to be inappropriate or illegal by DownhomeFolks be detected it may result in member termination and possible legal action. This includes, but not limited to, the redirection of Member advertised links to anything other than the original page/link as setup at submission of advertising. Any Member found to be changing and/or redirecting links, post setup may have their accounts terminated, forfeiting any earnings accrued.
Any Member posting in Forums or any other media, false and defamatory statements against DownhomeFolks, it's owners or their other Programs will have their account terminated without warning and any earnings forfeited. Legal Action against individuals and/or mediums that permit such libel, cannot be ruled out. We believe in Freedom of Speech, but will not tolerate false and libelous comments about our businesses. Any queries, comments or problems will be dealt with by using the 'Contact' page or through Our Forum. The email address used when using the Contact page MUST be able to receive replies, if the reply bounces (as many do) we have no other means to contact you to deal with your problem.
Administrative Messages or Emails are strictly for current Members of this Program Only!! The reproduction, posting in public forums and other distibution to Non-Members of this Program is strictly prohibited without this Program Owners consent. Offenders will have their accounts terminated immediately.
You must maintain your email account that you used when signing up to DownhomeFolks. You agree to receive email advertising from DownhomeFolks. In the event your email account on file becomes closed or blocked for 7 (seven) or more days to messages from DownhomeFolks, your account will be terminated and you will forfeit all prior earnings. Yahoo email addresses or those that use the Yahoo engine (Ymail, BTInternet, Rogers, etc.) are NOT permitted. Other email providers that consistently reject (bounce) or defer emails from this site/server will also be excluded and added to our email blocklist. Existing Members using these addresses, must use an alternative email (there are plenty of free email providers). If you cannot use an alternative, you MUST set you account to Site Inbox Only. Members should add DownhomeFolks to their email 'Whitelist' to ensure delivery. Accounts that have our emails continually 'bounce' will be set to Site Inbox by the Administrators.
If your account is inactive for more than 45 consecutive days your account will be terminated and you will forfeit all prior earnings (Regardless of Account Type). All Members must click at least 1 Link per month or will be classed as inactive - just signing into your account will not suffice. Members who request Payout, but are Inactive in accordance with these Terms, WILL NOT BE PAID and the account terminated.
Extended 'Vacation' (i.e. more than 21 days) is NOT permitted without prior consent from the Administrators of this Program. We understand that is not always possible to inform us of prolonged absense, i.e. an emergency or hospitalization etc. but, every attempt should be made by the Member to let us know, otherwise the account may be terminated if inactive for more than 45 Days. If we do not know there is a genuine problem, then we have to assume that the account has been abandoned. Inactive accounts and data cannot be held unnecessarily and indefinitely.
Members using Auto-responses will also be deleted immediately.
Relationship of the Parties:
You and DownhomeFolks are independent contractors, and nothing in this Agreement creates any partnership, joint venture, agency, franchise, sales representative or employment relationship between you and DownhomeFolks. You understand that you do not have authority to make or accept any offers or make any representations on behalf of DownhomeFolks. You may not make any statement, whether on your site or otherwise, that would contradict anything in this section. You are solely responsible for the reporting and payment of any taxes for money earned while using the program.
Limitation of Liability:
DownhomeFolks will not be liable for lost profits, lost business opportunities, or any other indirect, special, punitive, incidental or consequential damages arising out of or related to this Agreement or DownhomeFolks program, even if DownhomeFolks has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Furthermore, DownhomeFolks aggregate liability arising under this Agreement will not exceed the amount of the total fees paid or payable to you under this Agreement. The provisions of this Section survive termination or expiration of the Agreement.
Affiliates may earn by receiving paid-emails and visiting the advertiser websites after they have entered their member ID in the area on the website provided by DownhomeFolks. Affiliates may earn by referring new affiliates to the DownhomeFolks program. Affiliates will earn a percentage of advertising revenues collected by DownhomeFolks.
DownhomeFolks will pay affiliates when their balance reaches the minimum payout rate - Currently $1.00 in any available payout processor. Once the member has reached the payout level, they may request payment. However, NEW Members MUST have been a member and be active for 20 days before their first payment can be paid. ALL requests are limited to one request in a 7 day period (i.e. If you request on the 1st of the month and are paid on the 2nd of the month, you cannot request again until the 8th of the month). Payments will be made within 30 days or a reasonable time after. However, payout by some less popular payment processors (i.e. Payza) may be delayed or take longer to fulfil if funds are limited, in which case payouts will be made on a first come, first served basis. We may also make partial payments when large requests may drain available funds. Payouts are not made if your account is 'On Vacation' as you are effectively inactive. These requests will be cancelled.
Payments are made using PayPal, Serve. Most Payment Processors charge fees for receiving money to certain accounts and DownhomeFolks will NOT be responsible for any fees charged. Reminder, if you do cashout, DownhomeFolks is NOT responsible for any fees charged by Payment Processors. We no longer make Random Payouts due to processor fees being charged and Members losing entire payout in fees.
Payouts are NOT made to Members whose accounts are not compliant with our Terms - 'I Agree to Terms' MUST be selected in the Personal Interests section of your account.
DownhomeFolks is not responsible for content, views and activities etc. of Programs/Websites advertised in the Program. This Program does not necessarily condone, specifically recommend or endorse any Program/Website advertised.
DownhomeFolks will not accept advertising for and not limited to, Illegal Activity, Gambling, High Yield Investment Programs (HYIP), or similar, Lotteries, Betting, Auto Surfs, Adult Material, Nudity, Profanity, Defamation (including defamatory content) or any Program/Website deemed to be inappropriate by DownhomeFolks and/or PayPal AUP. Advertising or Redemptions containing zero-iFrames, viruses, Cheat Link references (i.e. 'Not A Cheat' or similar) or obvious false advertising will be rejected. We do not permit Paid Emails to contain any URLs, referral links, revisit links or email addresses in the body text of the mail - this is due to some email providers rejecting mail containing certain links. Redemptions and Upgraded Email Ads must NOT contain any HTML or Banner Coding in the body text. Continual submissions of this nature will result in loss of refund, upgrade or possibly termination of account.
DownhomeFolks will not accept advertising that contains links for banner rotators or shortened URLs. We have no way of knowing where the URL leads and what ads are being displayed at any given time. Examples include BannerKeyRing, trker.com, etc. We will NOT accept any ads with links that redirect away from the advertised website.
DownhomeFolks will not accept advertising with banners in excess of 468px in width x 60px in height.
DownhomeFolks will not accept advertising with banners hosted with TinyPic, UltraXS.com or XS.TO - Ads submitted with these banners will be rejected.
DownhomeFolks will not accept advertising with banners other than proper image file extensions (i.e. .gif, .jpg, .png etc.) - Ads submitted with other types or dynamic/scripted images (e.g. .php) will be rejected.
DownhomeFolks will not accept advertising for Hosting Companies or any Websites deemed to be in conflict with the business interests of TGB Enterprise.
DownhomeFolks will not accept advertising for the Programs listed HERE - Members must check the Keyword Interest 'I Have Read The Banned List' in their User Info.
AFFILIATE AND PERSONAL PTC PAGES ARE ONLY AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE BY SITE MEMBERS!! If a Member subsequently cancels their account, the page is cancelled too.
ADMINISTRATOR DECISION IS FINAL WITH REGARD TO THE ACCEPTANCE OR REJECTION OF ADVERTISING!!
Members are paid to read emails and view pages/websites. Members are in no way obliged to carry out any other activity i.e. Search, click on other links within advertised Programs/Websites etc. Advertisers will not be permitted to request or force Members of DownhomeFolks to carry out these actions. Members may search or carry out these activities if they wish - the reward/earnings for the relevant link is purely for reading the advertisement and/or clicking the link/banner.
Accounts may only be sold by or with explicit permission of the admin.
The site gets 50% fee from the selling price.
EXAMPLE: if your downline sells for $100 then the money is split 50/50 with each getting $50.
You may NOT sell any redemptions earned or given with upgrades! - Anyone found to be submitting Redemptions or Upgraded Ads for others (whether sold or otherwise) will have their account terminated immediately (unless explicity permitted by the Administrators)!
NO Searches will be accepted for advertising.
You may not promote your referral links through unsolicited emailing (i.e. SPAMMING), newsgroup postings, or any other method of mass communication. Failure to comply will result in immediate termination of your affiliateship with DownhomeFolks and may result in legal prosecution. DownhomeFolks strictly enforces anti-Spamming laws. Spamming is a federal crime. Any member caught Spamming will not only have their account terminated immediately and lose any past, present and future earnings, but shall also be held liable for Spamming as we shall cooperate with any authorities and investigations that may arise from the Spamming incident. DownhomeFolks may charge up to $5 per spam e-mail sent. Multiple sign-ups shall be grounds for immediate termination of all involved accounts. Signing up multiple times from the same computer also constitutes fraud. DownhomeFolks will file charges for recovery of any earnings received from multiple sign-ups.
YOU MUST READ, UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO THESE TERMS PRIOR TO SIGNUP AND WHILST REMAINING A MEMBER OF THIS PROGRAM - Members are required to select the 'I Agree to Terms' Keyword Interest in their User Info.