Affiliate Agreement

Updated: June 19, 2021.

Affiliate Registration

Our Affiliate program is only open to Excel Pilot Logbook customers to ensure people are genuinely promoting a product they believe in. You must have an active license, that you own, and have used for 31+ days before registering as an affiliate.

To apply, login to My Account and click onto the Affiliate page.

We review and moderate all affiliate registrations (we also regularly audit all of our inbound affiliate links), and we appreciate your accurate and honest information. Please note that the review process may take a few days – we know you are eager to join our team of affiliates, and we appreciate your patience!

If you’re approved, awesome! You’ll be given a unique referral ID that you can use to promote Excel Pilot Logbook via referral links. Check out your private Affiliate Area for visits and referrals information, creatives, graphs and more!

Commissions and payouts

You can earn up to 10% commission when a customer purchases a new license using your referral link.

We pay out affiliate commissions in USD via PayPal at the end of every month. As we have a 30-day money back guarantee, we only pay commissions that are older than 30 days. The minimum payout balance is $25.00, and there’s no maximum payout balance!

We do not allow referrals to be generated on your own purchases.

Here are the details of our program in summary:

  • You’ll receive up to 10% commission for every new sale you refer. We reserve the right to change this percentage without notice.
  • Minimum payout balance of $25.00, and no maximum payout (we pay in USD)
  • Commissions older than 30 days will be paid within the first week of each month
  • Referrals are paid out via PayPal
  • Referrals cannot be generated on your own purchases (this includes using a different email address or alias).

Referral cookie lifetime

When a potential customer clicks on your referral link, a cookie is stored in their browser to track your referral. The cookie is then stored for a generous 30 days to give your referred customers time to decide if they wish to purchase Excel Pilot Logbook, or ask us any pre-sale questions they may have.

A referral won’t be awarded if:

  1. The customer uses a different browser to purchase than the one they originally used to visit our site (because the cookie does not exist in that browser)
  2. The customer purchases after 30 days (because the cookie will expire).

Refunded purchases

Referrals older than 30 days and in good standing (i.e. the purchase has not been refunded) will be included with each commission payout (if the commission balance totals $25.00 or over). If a purchase is refunded, a commission won’t be paid out for that referral.

We reserve the right to reject affiliate commissions for any reason. Commission rejections may occur for the following reasons:

  1. The sale that the referral was based on was refunded
  2. The method by which the referral was generated was in violation of our promotional policies (see below) or violated the spirit of the Affiliate Agreement.

Affiliate news and updates

By becoming an affiliate you agree to receive emails from Excel Pilot Logbook. These emails will be sent to affiliates only, on an ad-hoc basis, and may include important information regarding the Excel Pilot Logbook affiliate program. These emails will also provide you with relevant news and updates to help you effectively promote Excel Pilot Logbook. As an affiliate you may be privy to embargoed or time-sensitive information in these emails (this information may only be promoted after an embargo is lifted). And we won’t spam you, ever – promise!

Affiliate application rejection

We reserve the right to reject affiliate applications for any reason. We also reserve the right to choose whether we provide an explanation or reasoning for affiliate application rejection. Affiliate applications for websites that sell, advertise or engage in pornography, phishing scams, spamming, illegal business practices, or that include any material infringing on National or International Copyright will be rejected.

Questions regarding your application

When you apply to become an affiliate we may email you at the email address you have supplied with some questions regarding your application. This may be because:

  • We didn’t understand something in your application, or,
  • We’d like to learn a bit more about how you will promote Excel Pilot Logbook and need a little more detail.

If we reach out to you and we haven’t heard back within 7 days, your application may be rejected. If your initial application is rejected, you are welcome to reapply to become an affiliate and provide us with more detail for reconsideration.

Dormant affiliate accounts

Please don’t leave us! We encourage all of our affiliates to actively promote Excel Pilot Logbook to keep earning referrals. If we can help you come up with ideas on how to promote Excel Pilot Logbook, please let us know – we’re here for you! An affiliate account is considered dormant if no visits have been generated after a 6-month period. A dormant affiliate account will be temporarily deactivated if no visits have been generated after 6 months. But we don’t even want to go there right now, right?! Let’s work together to help you start earning some cash!

Excel Pilot Logbook Affiliate Program Policies

Allowed promotional methods

How you promote Excel Pilot Logbook is reflected in the commission you earn! We encourage the use of promotional methods that add value to Excel Pilot Logbook and bring us legitimate, loyal customers. We love it when our team of affiliates blog about logbooks and mention Excel Pilot Logbook.

Here are a few examples of awesome promotional methods to earn more commission:

Tell clients, customers, colleagues or friends about Excel Pilot Logbook, and give them your affiliate referral link

Write a review or a blog post about logbook apps or Excel Pilot Logbook and link to our site with your referral link

Reach out to a broad audience with your social network accounts. Tweet about us on Twitter with your affiliate referral link, post about us on Facebook with your affiliate link, or communicate to your Linkedin followers about our electronic logbook with your affiliate link. Spam-free promotion is a great way to get more referrals!

Provide value to others by answering related questions on other websites with helpful responses, and using your referral link in your replies.

Prohibited promotional methods

We love and back our product 100%, and we are very careful with how it’s promoted, so we want affiliates who are 100% behind us too! The prohibited promotional methods listed below aren’t meant to scare you off – they’re here to protect you, and us, and our customers from any freaky or fraudulent activity, which is something we take pretty seriously. We know you’ll understand. But here they are in writing just in case you’re not totally sure what is and what isn’t allowed.

Excel Pilot Logbook may not be promoted on coupon sites
Customers who are searching for a coupon are already in the market for Excel Pilot Logbook, so this method adds no value to Excel Pilot Logbook.

Any type of spam is prohibited
Links, ads, emails, comments… any type of spam. Please respect the posting rules of any 3rd-party websites you use to promote Excel Pilot Logbook. P.S. This is not an exhaustive list of spam methods; if we decide that your activity is spam, it’s spam.

Any illegal activity or activity deemed offensive by us is prohibited
This may result in referrals being rejected and/or your affiliate account being deactivated. See above for allowed and super cool promotional methods!

We’re flattered, but please don’t pretend to be professionally associated with Excel Pilot Logbook
Affiliates aren’t employees of Excel Pilot Logbook or Excel Aviation LTD and have no employee rights.

Pretending to actually be Excel Pilot Logbook is 100% prohibited
Cloning our site, copying our site, using our copyrighted site assets, and pretending that a site created by you is an official Excel Pilot Logbook site is unethical and prohibited (this includes using services that automatically clone websites, or place them into ‘iframes’). In addition to not being allowed under these Affiliate Terms, this of course violates international copyright laws and is fraud.

Again, false promotion to customers or misleading that you are endorsed or operated by Excel Pilot Logbook is prohibited.

We do not allow affiliates to use Google Adsense/Adwords with their affiliate link.

We regularly audit all of our inbound affiliate links, so please respect these rules.

If you’re unsure or concerned that some activity you’re about to proceed with may be considered prohibited, please ask us.

Link auditing

We regularly audit every inbound affiliate link to ensure affiliates are genuinely promoting our products for the right reasons. This includes meeting the terms stipulated in this agreement. We reserve the right to remove any affiliates from our program if we deem the affiliate link to not comply with our promotional requirements.

How do we monitor links?

We use Google Analytics and other reporting software to monitor all inbound links from external websites. It’s easy to use and effective at keeping track of all other websites linking to our own website. This is standard practice for every conscious website owner in 2021.

Consequences of prohibited promotional methods

If your promotional methods step outside of these terms, your referrals may be rejected and we may disable your affiliate account. We reserve the right to do this and may or may not notify you in the instance that this occurs. Please use allowed promotional methods, and help us to help you succeed as an affiliate!

Inappropriate websites

The following types of sites are not permitted to become an affiliate: adult sites, sites that display adult material or banners, sites that promote violence, hatred or bigotry, sites that promote or engage in illegal activity, including (but not limited to), hacking, cracking, nulled, and warez sites. Affiliate applications for inappropriate websites will be rejected, and we reserve the right to choose whether or not to provide a rejection reason.

The important stuff

By accepting these terms and conditions you are providing your nonlegal agreement to abide by them. By registering and being approved as an affiliate in our affiliate program you agree that your commissions are subject to approval before they are accepted and subsequently paid.

The affiliate relationship does not represent a professional or formal agreement, and as an affiliate you are not an employee of Excel Aviation LTD. You agree that this is not a legally binding relationship and as a result may not take legal action against Excel Aviation LTD. These affiliate terms and conditions are subject to change without notice.

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