Terms & Conditions

ThinkAffiliates

AFFILIATE AGREEMENT

This Affiliate Agreement is entered into by and between TF Global Markets (Aust) Pty Ltd (ACN 158 361 561) whose registered office is at of 636 St Kilda Road, Level 11 Melbourne, VIC, 3004 ('ThinkForex'); and ('ThinkForex'), and you (the 'Affiliate').

In submitting your application to become an Affiliate of ThinkForex you agree to this Affiliate Agreement. This Affiliate Agreement is entered into as of the date when we agree to accept you an Affiliate. (the 'Effective Date').

ThinkForex and Affiliate shall collectively hereinafter be referred to as the 'parties' or individually as a 'party'.

BACKGROUND

A. ThinkForex carries on the business of providing financial trading services, including foreign exchange, contracts-for-difference and precious metals;

B. ThinkForex intends that the Affiliate will carry ThinkForex marketing materials on the Affiliate's websites;

C. ThinkForex and the Affiliate wish to enter into this agreement pursuant to which the Affiliate shall refer prospective customers to ThinkForex on the terms of this agreement, and

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the promises and the mutual representations, warranties, covenants and agreements hereinafter set forth, the Parties hereto, intending to be legally bound, do hereby agree as follows:

AGREED TERMS

1. Definitions and interpretation

1.1 In this agreement, unless the context otherwise requires:

Account: Means a client trading account with ThinkForex.
Business day: A day other than a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday in Australia when banks are open for business.
Client: Means a client of ThinkForex with an open Account.
Client agreement: Means ThinkForex's terms and policies as amended from time to time relating to the provision of products and services by ThinkForex to the Client.
ASIC: Means the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, or any subsequent regulatory authority superseding the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.
Fees: Means the fees specified in the Schedule due to the Affiliate in relation to Referred Clients.
Governmental Authority: Means any national, federal, state, provincial, county, municipal or local government, foreign or domestic, or the government of any political subdivision of any of the foregoing, or any entity, authority, agency, ministry or other similar body exercising executive, legislative, judicial, regulatory or administrative authority or functions of or pertaining to government, including any self-regulatory organization, authority, agency or body, or any quasi-governmental entity established to perform any of such functions, including, without limitation, ASIC.
Intellectual property rights: Copyright and related rights, trademarks and service marks, trade names and domain names, rights in get-up, goodwill and the right to sue for passing off or unfair competition, rights in designs, rights to preserve the confidentiality of information (including know-how and trade secrets) and any other intellectual property rights, whether registered or unregistered, including all applications for (and rights to apply for and be granted), renewals or extensions of, and rights to claim priority from, such rights and all similar or equivalent rights or forms of protection which subsist or will subsist, now or in the future, in any part of the world.
Marketing materials: Means any and all ThinkForex issued or approved marketing and promotional materials from time to time, created by or at the direction of ThinkForex for the purpose of marketing the ThinkForex business and/or services.
Referral: Has the meaning set out in clause 2.2.
Referred Client: Has the meaning set out in clause 2.4 and excludes any person:
  1. A. Who is or was at any time during the period of five (5) years immediately preceding the date of this agreement a Client of ThinkForex whether or not that person had an active Account; or
  2. B. Whose name or contact details have been provided to ThinkForex by any third party at any time during the period of five (5) years immediately preceding the date of this agreement.

Regulations:

Means the rules and guidance issued by ASIC and all other laws, rules and regulations in force in the Australia or in any other jurisdiction applicable from time to time.

Related party:

Means a family member, friend or associate of the Affiliate, and includes any person who has the same personal information, IP address, physical or mailing address, telephone number, email address or passport details as the Affiliate.

Website:

Means the Affiliate's owned and operated website(s), approved by ThinkForex.

1.2. Unless the context otherwise requires:


  1. A reference to a statute or statutory provision is a reference to it as amended, extended or re-enacted from time to time;
  2. Words in the singular shall include the plural and in the plural shall include the singular;
  3. A reference to one gender shall include a reference to the other genders; and
  4. Any words following the terms including, include, in particular, for example or any similar expression shall be construed as illustrative and shall not limit the sense of the words, description, definition, phrase or term preceding those terms.

1.3. Clause and Schedule headings shall not affect the interpretation of this agreement.

1.4. A person includes a natural person, corporate or unincorporated body (whether or not having separate legal personality) and that person's personal representatives, successors and permitted assigns.

1.5. In the case of conflict or ambiguity between any provision contained in the body of this agreement and any provision contained in the Schedule, the provision in the body of this agreement shall take precedence.

1.6. References to clauses and the Schedule are to the clauses and the Schedule of this agreement.

1.7. The Schedule forms part of this agreement and shall have effect as if set out in full in the body of this agreement. Any reference to this agreement includes the Schedule.

2. Services

2.1. ThinkForex will provide the Affiliate with the Marketing Materials and the Affiliate will display those Marketing Materials on the Website.

2.2. Marketing Materials displayed by the Affiliate will be linked to ThinkForex website pages which have electronic tracking mechanisms attached such that should a person independently decide to apply for an Account with ThinkForex, ThinkForex is able to determine whether or not that person viewed those particular Marketing Materials prior to opening an Account (each a “Referral”).

2.3. ThinkForex will supply the Affiliate with a URL which contains the tracking code to enable ThinkForex to monitor applications and activations from the Website.

2.4. Should a Referral apply for an Account, ThinkForex shall decide, following receipt of such an application, whether or not to accept that person as a Client in accordance with its then current terms and policies for new Account opening (each accepted client, a “Referred Client”). ThinkForex has the right, in its sole discretion, not to accept any Referral as a Referred Client for any reason, or without reason, as it shall determine.

2.5. The Affiliate shall promptly perform such other acts, duties and services as are reasonably requested by ThinkForex from time to time or as are reasonably necessary to fulfil the purposes contemplated by this agreement.

3. Fees and payment

3.1 In consideration an of the Affiliate performing services under this agreement, ThinkForex will pay to the Affiliate the Fees in the amounts and on the payment terms set forth in the Schedule hereto subject always to clause 3.3 below. For the avoidance of doubt, ThinkForex will not and shall be under no obligation to make payments to the Affiliate (under this agreement or otherwise) other than as listed in the Schedule.

3.2 Unless the Affiliate notifies ThinkForex within seven (7) Business Days of the relevant invoice that the amount of Fees is incorrect due to an underpayment, the Affiliate agrees that such Fees will be accepted as correct and not be subject to review absent manifest error.

  • 3.3.1 a Referred Client is a Related Party;
  • 3.3.2 a Referred Client is in breach of any provision of its Client Agreement;
  • 3.3.3 such payment would violate any Regulations to which ThinkForex and/or the Affiliate are subject;
  • 3.3.4 the Affiliate is in breach of any of its obligations under clause 4 of this agreement, or any of the warranties and representations provided by the Affiliate under clause 6 are no longer accurate; or
  • 3.3.5 it otherwise deems it appropriate to withhold such Fees for reasons arising from, but not limited to, Referred Client complaints, any investigation or complaint by any Governmental Au

3.4 If, in the sole discretion of ThinkForex, the Affiliate and/or a Referred Client(s) has engaged or is engaging in any activity listed under clause 3.3 above, then ThinkForex may immediately:

  • Set-off any Fees paid or payable by ThinkForex to the Affiliate against any Fees which are payable to the Affiliate; and
  • Set-off any Fees against any amounts held in the Affiliate’s Account(s) with ThinkForex.

3.5 ThinkForex shall be entitled to review and amend the Fees and payment terms set out in the Schedule at any time upon prior written notice to the Affiliate.

3.6 All payments made to the Affiliate under this agreement are and are deemed to be inclusive of any VAT and any other similar taxes, charges and duties payable (“Other Tax”) in respect thereof. The Affiliate shall account for any VAT or Other Tax due or payable in relation to any Fees and indemnify ThinkForex and hold it harmless in relation to such VAT or Other Tax due or payable and any other liability arising in relation thereto.

3.7 The Affiliate acknowledges and agrees that:

  • The Fees received by the Affiliate pursuant to this agreement fully compensates it for its obligations under this agreement; and ThinkForex may notify Referred Clients of payments made to the Affiliate under this agreement.
  • ThinkForex may notify Referred Clients of payments made to the Affiliate under this agreement.

4. Affiliate’s obligations

4.1 The Affiliate undertakes to ThinkForex that it will not at any time:

  • 4.1.1 Except as provided by clause 2.1 above, issue or cause to be issued any financial promotion or advertisement (in whatever format) that refers to ThinkForex or its business;
  • 4.1.2 Assist a Referral, in any way whatsoever, with the Account application process with ThinkForex;
  • 4.1.3 Issue, publish or distribute any advertisement, market research report or other sales or promotional literature or material (in whatever form), on the Website or otherwise, utilising or making reference to the name or services offered by ThinkForex, without ThinkForex’s prior written consent;
  • 4.1.4 Respond on behalf of ThinkForex to any enquiries or requests for information relating to ThinkForex;
  • 4.1.5 Amend, update, supplement or change all or any part of the Marketing Materials without the prior written consent of ThinkForex, or use the Marketing Materials for any purpose otherwise than in accordance with this agreement;
  • 4.1.6 Establish icons or web links to ThinkForex’s website pages from any website other than the Website without ThinkForex’s prior written consent; or
  • 4.1.7 Hold itself out as a representative, agent or (if the Affiliate is an individual) an employee, consultant or contractor of ThinkForex.

4.2 Upon request, the Affiliate will promptly provide ThinkForex with all information and access to the extent ThinkForex is required to satisfy itself of any Regulation or to comply with any request or direction from any Governmental Authority.

5. Marketing Materials licence and Intellectual Property Rights

5.1 ThinkForex hereby grants to the Affiliate, for the duration of this agreement, a limited, non-transferable, non-exclusive and royalty free license to use the Marketing Materials for the sole purpose of complying with the Affiliate’s obligations under this agreement.

5.2 The Affiliate acknowledges and agrees that:

  • 5.2.1 The Intellectual Property Rights in the Marketing Materials are, and shall remain, the property of ThinkForex; nothing in this agreement shall convey to the Affiliate any rights of ownership in the Marketing Materials; and it will not take any action, or inaction, that would impair the value of, or goodwill associated with, the Marketing Materials.
  • 5.2.2 Nothing in this agreement shall convey to the Affiliate any rights of ownership in the Marketing Materials; and
  • 5.2.3 It will not take any action, or inaction, that would impair the value of, or goodwill associated with, the Marketing Materials.

Representations and warranties

6.1 The Affiliate represents and warrants to ThinkForex that:

  • 6.1.1 It does not and will not conduct any activities which are or may be in breach of Regulations including, without limitation, restrictions on financial promotion and advertisement;
  • 6.1.2 It will not brand any service and/or product of ThinkForex in its name or joint name with ThinkForex;
  • 6.1.3 It does not and will not endorse the services of ThinkForex, or otherwise encourage readers or viewers to respond to the Marketing Materials;
  • 6.1.4 It does not and will not negotiate special rates for its readers or viewers if they open and use an Account;
  • 6.1.5 It does not and will not hold out the services of ThinkForex as something it has arranged for the benefit of its readers or viewers;
  • 6.1.6 It does not and will not persuade, encourage or entice any Referred Client to undertake any opening or closing trades or other activity in relation to an Account;
  • 6.1.7 It is not aware of anything which will, or might reasonably be expected to, prevent or impair it from performing all of its obligations under this agreement, in the manner and at the times contemplated by this agreement;
  • 6.1.8 Neither Affiliate, nor any of its Related Parties are or have been the subject of any disciplinary proceeding, claim, cause of action, demand, inquiry, litigation, investigation, audit or any similar proceeding by or before any Governmental Authority (each, an “Action”), nor is any such Action threatened against the Affiliate, nor any of its Related Parties. Neither Affiliate, nor any of its Related Parties are subject to any outstanding orders, writs, judgments, directives, injunctions, decrees or written determinations of any Governmental Authority; and
  • 6.1.9 Neither Affiliate nor any of its Related Parties is a person that is, or is owned or controlled by a person that is:
    • (a) The subject of any sanctions administered or enforced by the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, the United Nations Security Council, the European Union, the Government of Australia, or other relevant sanctions authority (collectively, “Sanctions”), or
    • (b) Located, organized or resident in a country or territory that is the subject of Sanctions.

6.2 The parties each warrant and represent for themselves that:

  • 6.2.1 (If the Affiliate is a company) it is duly organized and validly exists under the applicable laws of the jurisdiction of its organisation; and this agreement has been duly executed by it and constitutes binding obligations on its part, enforceable against it in accordance with its terms.
  • 6.2.2 This agreement has been duly executed by it and constitutes binding obligations on its part, enforceable against it in accordance with its terms.

7. Limitation of liability

7.1 Subject to clause 7.2 below, ThinkForex shall not in any circumstances have any liability for any losses, damages, charges or expenses which may be suffered by the Affiliate (or any person claiming under or through the Affiliate) for any matter arising out of or in relation to this agreement, whether the same are suffered directly or indirectly or are immediate or consequential, and whether the same arise in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise howsoever, including loss of profits, loss of business opportunity, special damage (even if ThinkForex was aware of the circumstances in which such special damage could arise) or loss or corruption of data.

7.2 Nothing in this agreement shall exclude or limit each party’s liability for: (i) fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; (ii) death or personal injury caused by that party’s negligence; or (iii) any liability which cannot be excluded by applicable law.

8. Indemnity

8.1 The Affiliate agrees to indemnify and keep indemnified and hold ThinkForex, its directors, shareholders, officers, employees, agents, subsidiaries, holding company or a subsidiary of its holding company (each, an “Indemnified Party”) harmless from and against any and all liabilities, costs, expenses, damages and losses (including but not limited to any direct, indirect or consequential losses, loss of profit, loss of reputation and all interest, penalties and legal costs (calculated on a full indemnity basis) and all other reasonable professional costs and expenses) that ThinkForex or an Indemnified Party may suffer or incur arising out of or in connection with (i) any act or omission of the Affiliate; (ii) any breach by the Affiliate of its obligations under this agreement; (iii) any inaccuracy or misrepresentation in, or breach of, any of the representations or warranties made by the Affiliate under the agreement; or (iv) any fraud, negligence, wilful misconduct or wilful default in connection with the performance of the Affiliate’s obligations under this agreement.

9. Term and termination

9.1 This agreement will come into effect on the Effective Date and will continue in full force and effect until terminated in accordance with this clause 9.

9.2 ThinkForex may terminate this agreement at any time by giving seven (7) Business Days’ written notice to the Affiliate, and this agreement shall be terminated at 5pm on the date of the expiry of that notice period.

9.3 The Affiliate may terminate this agreement at any time by giving thirty (30) Business Days’ written notice to ThinkForex and this agreement shall be terminated at 5pm on the date of the expiry of that notice period.

9.4 ThinkForex may terminate this agreement with immediate effect by notice in writing:

  • 9.4.1 In the event of any Governmental Authority investigation or proceedings which, in the reasonable opinion of ThinkForex, has a material adverse effect on the reputation of ThinkForex; or
  • 9.4.2 The continuance of this Agreement would mean that ThinkForex and/or the Affiliate would be in breach or contravention of any of the Regulations.

9.5 Either party may terminate this agreement with immediate effect by notice in writing if:

  • 9.5.1 The other party commits a material breach of any term of this agreement which breach is irremediable or (if such breach is remediable) fails to remedy that breach within a period of fourteen (14) days after being notified in writing to do so; or
  • 9.5.2 If liquidation, bankruptcy or similar proceedings relating to insolvency are filed or initiated by or against the other party.

9.6 Any provision of this agreement that expressly or by implication is intended to come into or continue in force on or after termination of this agreement shall remain in full force and effect.

9.7 Termination of this agreement shall not affect any rights, remedies, obligations or liabilities of the parties that have accrued up to the date of termination, including the right to claim damages in respect of any breach of the agreement which existed at or before the date of termination.

9.8 On termination:

  • 9.8.1 All rights granted to the Affiliate under this agreement will cease;
  • 9.8.2 The Affiliate shall immediately remove and cease using the Marketing Materials, including on the Website; and
  • 9.8.3 The Affiliate shall immediately return any and all Marketing Materials to ThinkForex.

10. Confidential information and publicity

10.1 Each party shall, during the term of this agreement and thereafter, keep confidential, and shall not use for its own purposes (other than implementation of this agreement) nor without the prior written consent of the other disclose to any third party (except its professional advisors or as may be required by any law or any legal or Governmental Authority) any and all information of a confidential nature (including trade secrets and information of commercial value) which may become known to such party from the other party and which relates to the other party, unless that information is public knowledge or already known to such party at the time of disclosure, or subsequently becomes public knowledge other than by breach of this agreement, or subsequently comes lawfully into the possession of such party from a third party. Each party shall use its reasonable endeavours to prevent the unauthorised disclosure of any such information.

10.2 No party shall make, or permit any person to make, any public announcement concerning this agreement without the prior written consent of the other party (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed), except as required by law, any Governmental Authority, any court or other authority of competent jurisdiction.

10.3 The obligations under this clause 10 will survive termination of this agreement.

10.4 If applicable, the Mutual Non-Disclosure Agreement entered into by both parties, prior to the date of this agreement, shall terminate at the Effective Date of this agreement.

11. Notices

11.1. Any notice given to a party under or in connection with this agreement shall be in writing and shall be:

  • 11.1.1 Delivered by hand or by pre-paid first-class post or other next working day delivery service at its registered office or its principal place of business; or
  • 11.1.2 Sent by email to the email address provided by the other party from time to time.

11.2. Any notice shall be deemed to have been received:

  • 11.2.1 If delivered by hand, on signature of a delivery receipt or at the time the notice is left at the proper address;
  • 11.2.2 If sent by pre-paid first-class post or other next working day delivery service, at 9am on the second Business Day after posting or at the time recorded by the delivery service; or
  • 11.2.3 If sent by email, at the time of transmission.

11.3. This clause does not apply to the service of any proceedings or other documents in any legal action or, where applicable, any arbitration or other method of dispute resolution.

12. General

12.1 This agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties and no earlier representation or agreement relating to any matter dealt with in this agreement whether written, oral or implied will have any force or effect from the Effective Date.

12.2 This agreement does not constitute an exclusive agreement between the parties and nothing in this agreement shall preclude either party from committing to similar relationships with other persons.

12.3 Nothing in this agreement is intended to, or shall be deemed to, establish any partnership, joint venture or employer/employee relationship between the parties, constitute any party the agent of another party, or authorise any party to make or enter into any commitments for or on behalf of any other party.

12.4 Neither party will be liable to the other for any breach or failure to perform any of its obligations under this agreement where such breach is caused by any cause beyond that party’s reasonable control (“Force Majeure Event”) provided that the affected party uses its best endeavours to mitigate the Force Majeure Event. If the Force Majeure Event continues for more than ten (10) days, the party not suffering the Force Majeure Event may terminate this agreement immediately.

12.5 No delay, grant of time, release, compromise, forbearance (whether partial or otherwise) or other indulgence by either party in respect of any breach of the other party’s obligations under this agreement is to operate as a waiver of or prevent the subsequent enforcement of that obligation or be deemed a delay, grant of time, release, compromise, forbearance (whether partial or otherwise) or other indulgence in respect of, or a waiver of, any subsequent or other breach.

12.6 ThinkForex may assign any or all of its rights under this agreement.

12.7 The Affiliate may not assign any or all of its rights under this agreement without the prior written consent of ThinkForex.

12.8 The Affiliate’s indemnification obligation will survive the termination of this agreement by either party for any reason.

12.9 Each party will sign all documents and do all things reasonably required by the other party to give effect to the terms and intentions of this agreement.

  • 12.9.1 If any provision of this agreement is invalid or unenforceable, the provision shall be severed from the remainder of this agreement and shall not render the remainder invalid or unenforceable.

12.10 A person who is not a party to this agreement shall not have any rights under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any term of this agreement, but this does not affect any right or remedy of a third party which exists, or is available, apart from that Act

12.11 ThinkForex may, in its sole discretion, make any amendment(s) to this agreement upon thirty (30) days written notice to the Affiliate. Any such amendment(s) will apply and be binding on the Affiliate on and from the effective date specified in that notice.

12.12 Amendments to this agreement will not be valid and binding unless they are expressly agreed to by ThinkForex in writing.

12.13 This agreement may be executed in two or more counterparts each of which will be deemed to be an original, but all of which when taken together will constitute one and the same instrument.

12.14 This agreement is subject to the laws of Australia and the parties irrevocably agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in the Australian state of Victoria over any claim, dispute or matter (whether contractual or non-contractual) arising under or in connection with this agreement including its formation.

Schedule

Fees and Payments

C. Fees

  Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
Monthly Qualified Clients* 0-15 16-30 31-75 75+
CPA Up to $700 $800 $900 $1000
Service Level Premier Support Team Personal Affiliate Manager Dedicated Marketing Analyst
Available Media Banners, Emails,
Landing Pages
Banners, Emails,
Landing Pages,
Mobile Marketing
Banners, Emails,
Landing Pages,
Mobile Marketing, Video
Custom Tailored Advertising
Upgrade bonus N/A $1,000 Bonus $3,000 Bonus $15,000 Bonus
Required Closed Trades 8 6 5 4

You can refer clients from any of these countries:

Countries Bronze Silver Gold Platinum Group
Australia $700 $800 $900 $1000 A
Austria $700 $800 $900 $1000 A
Denmark $700 $800 $900 $1000 A
Finland $700 $800 $900 $1000 A
France $700 $800 $900 $1000 A
Ireland $700 $800 $900 $1000 A
Italy $700 $800 $900 $1000 A
Germany $700 $800 $900 $1000 A
Liechtenstein $700 $800 $900 $1000 A
Luxemburg $700 $800 $900 $1000 A
Norway $700 $800 $900 $1000 A
Sweden $700 $800 $900 $1000 A
Switzerland $700 $800 $900 $1000 A
United Kingdom $700 $800 $900 $1000 A
Bahrain $600 $700 $800 $900 B
Belgium $600 $700 $800 $900 B
Canada $600 $700 $800 $900 B
Kuwait $600 $700 $800 $900 B
Netherlands $600 $700 $800 $900 B
Oman $600 $700 $800 $900 B
Portugal $600 $700 $800 $900 B
Qatar $600 $700 $800 $900 B
Saudi Arabia $600 $700 $800 $900 B
Singapore $600 $700 $800 $900 B
Spain $600 $700 $800 $900 B
United Arab Emirates $600 $700 $800 $900 B
Rest of the world $200 $300 $400 $500 C
*Please note the Affiliate Program is not eligible for clients from China or Vietnam.

A qualified client is a new trader who opens up a new live trading account, deposits the minimum required funding based on the country group and affiliate type e.g. a trader from Group A under Bronze will be required to deposit $700 into the account and trade the required amount of closed trades. Qualified Clients must trade the minimum Required Closed Trades equivalent one standard (full standard lot) contract round turn for FX, CFD and Spread Bet.

D. Payment terms

Reports

ThinkForex shall after the end of each calendar month send a report to the Affiliate specifying the amount of Fees (if any) payable by ThinkForex to the Affiliate in accordance with this agreement.

Payment

ThinkForex shall make payment to the Affiliate of the Fees due in the report above within twenty (20) Business Days following the last day of the calendar month.

Payment of Fees may be made either:

  • By bank transfer to a nominated bank account in the name of the Affiliate; or
  • By a nominated payment provider in the name of the Affiliate.

The Affiliate must notify the payment method to ThinkForex in writing.