Backblaze Partner Terms of Service


THIS AGREEMENT (the “Agreement”) is made by and between Backblaze, Inc. (“we” or “Backblaze”) and between you (“Channel Partner” or “you”). By applying to be a Channel Partner in the Backblaze Channel Partner Program (“Program”) you are agreeing to be bound by the following terms and conditions (“Terms of Service”).

Term of the Agreement and Program
THIS AGREEMENT (the “Agreement”) is made by and between Backblaze, Inc. (“we” or “Backblaze”) and between you (“Channel Partner” or “you”). By applying to be a Channel Partner in the Backblaze Channel Partner Program (“Program”) you are agreeing to be bound by the following terms and conditions (“Terms of Service”).

Term of the Agreement and Program
The term of this Agreement will begin upon our acceptance of your Channel Partner application and will end when terminated by either party. Either party may terminate this Agreement at any time, with or without cause, by giving the other party written notice of termination. Upon the termination of this Agreement for any reason, you will immediately cease use of, and remove from your site, all links and other materials provided by or on behalf of us to you pursuant hereto or in connection with the Program. Backblaze reserves the right to end the Program at any time. Upon program termination, Backblaze will pay any outstanding earnings accrued above $100.

Affiliate Channel Partner Program Descriptions and Duties
The affiliate program is designed for individuals and entities that wish to promote the Backblaze service and receive recurring fees for customers that sign up. Using this program is simple. You promote the service through a unique URL and we handle the rest. We bill the customer, manage their online backup service, and handle support.

  • Links and graphics on your site, in your emails, or in other communications
    We provide a unique URL (Partner Link) specifically for you. You will earn a referral fee for customers that sign up for the service within 30 days of clicking-through on your Partner Link. The first Partner Link clicked-through that subsequently results in a purchase within 30 days earns the commissions.

  • Referral fees/commissions and payment
    Commissions are earned once the customer has paid their monthly or annual payment to Backblaze. Channel Partner will receive a percentage of bona fide customer sales that were tracked and reported by our systems through the Partner Link (“Fees”.) We reserve the right to disqualify commissions earned through fraudulent, illegal, or overly aggressive, questionable sales or marketing methods. Payments begin once you've earned more than $100 in Channel Partner income.

  • How payments are made
    We pay earned referral fees/commissions to a Channel Partner’s PayPal account.  As such you must provide Backblaze with a valid PayPal account to which we can remit payment.  If you do not provide such information to Backblaze you may not be paid.

  • Payment schedule
    As long as your then-current Channel Partner earnings are over $100, payments will be made on approximately the 15th day of the month after commissions were earned. If you have not earned $100 since your last payment, we will pay during the next payment cycle after you have crossed the threshold.

  • Customer definition
    Customers who buy products through this Program will be deemed to be our customers. Accordingly, all of our rules, policies, and operating procedures concerning customer orders, customer service, and product sales will apply to those customers.

Your responsibilities
You will be solely responsible for the development, operation, and maintenance of your site and for all materials that appear on your site. You are responsible for all Content posted and activity that occurs under your account. You may not use the Channel Partner Program for any illegal or unauthorized purpose.

Data Collection and Privacy Policy
Backblaze will require you to register and provide certain personal information to Backblaze, such as your name, email address and other Personal Information to be a Partner.  If you register as a Channel Partner, you agree to provide accurate and complete Personal Information and you agree to keep such information current.
The Backblaze Privacy Policy describes how Backblaze collects and uses Personal Information. You consent to Backblaze’s use of your Personal Information under the terms of the Backblaze Privacy Policy available at www.backblaze.com/privacy.

No Spam or Spyware
As a condition of your participation in the Program you will comply with all applicable laws (federal, state or otherwise) that govern marketing email, including without limitation, the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 and all other anti-spam laws. You agree that you will not use spyware or adware to drive traffic. We reserve the right to research and investigate Channel Partners and their activities and, at our own discretion, determine whether or not these practices are in place. Channel Partners found in violation of this policy will be immediately terminated from the program and will forfeit all commissions.

Modification
We may modify any of the terms and conditions contained in this Agreement, at any time and in our sole discretion, by posting a change notice or a new agreement on this site. Modifications may include, for example, changes in the scope of available fees, fee schedules, payment procedures and program rules. If any modification is unacceptable to you, your only recourse is to terminate this agreement. Your continued participation in the program following our posting of a change notice or new agreement on our site will constitute binding acceptance of the change.

Relationship of Parties
You and we are independent contractors, and nothing in this Agreement will create any partnership, joint venture, agency, franchise, sales representative, or employment relationship between the parties. You will have no authority to make or accept any offers or representations on our behalf.

Limitations of Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL BACKBLAZE BE LIABLE UNDER CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, NEGLIGENCE OR ANY OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY UNDER THIS AGREEMENT (I) FOR ANY LOST PROFITS, DATA LOSS, COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, OR SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER (HOWEVER ARISING) OR (II) FOR ANY DIRECT DAMAGES IN EXCESS OF (IN THE AGGREGATE) THE TOTAL FEES PAID OR OWED TO CHANNEL PARTNER IN THE TWELVE MONTHS PRECEDING THE EVENT THAT GAVE RISE TO THE CLAIM.

Disclaimers
BACKBLAZE MAKES NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND WITH RESPECT TO THE PROGRAM OR ANY PRODUCTS SOLD THROUGH THE PROGRAM, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARISING OUT OF A COURSE OF PERFORMANCE, DEALING OR TRADE USAGE, ALL OF WHICH ARE HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED. IN ADDITION, BACKBLAZE MAKES NO REPRESENTATION THAT THE OPERATION OF ITS SITES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, AND BACKBLAZE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR THE CONSEQUENCES OF ANY INTERRUPTIONS OR ERRORS.

Independent Investigation
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ THIS AGREEMENT AND AGREE TO ALL ITS TERMS AND CONDITIONS. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT WE MAY AT ANY TIME (DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY) SOLICIT CUSTOMER REFERRALS ON TERMS THAT MAY DIFFER FROM THOSE CONTAINED IN THIS AGREEMENT OR OPERATE WEB SITES THAT ARE SIMILAR TO OR COMPETE WITH YOUR WEB SITE. YOU HAVE INDEPENDENTLY EVALUATED THE DESIRABILITY OF PARTICIPATING IN THE PROGRAM AND ARE NOT RELYING ON ANY REPRESENTATION, GUARANTEE, OR STATEMENT OTHER THAN AS SET FORTH IN THIS AGREEMENT.

Arbitration
Any dispute relating in any way to this Agreement (including any actual or alleged breach hereof), any transactions or activities under this Agreement or your relationship with us or any of our Channel Partners shall be submitted to confidential arbitration in Palo Alto, CA, USA. Arbitration under this agreement shall be conducted under the rules then prevailing of the American Arbitration Association. The arbitrator's award shall be binding and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction.

Miscellaneous
This Agreement will be governed by the laws of the United States and the state of California USA, without reference to rules governing choice of laws. You may not assign this Agreement, by operation of law or otherwise, without our prior written consent. Subject to that restriction, this Agreement will be binding on, inure to the benefit of, and be enforceable against the parties and their respective successors and assigns. Our failure to enforce your strict performance of any provision of this Agreement will not constitute a waiver of our right to subsequently enforce such provision or any other provision of this Agreement. The Terms of Service constitutes the entire agreement between you and Backblaze and govern your use of the Service, superseding any prior agreements between you and Backblaze (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of the Terms of Service).


Updated: 5/12/2012

Contacting Backblaze
Users with questions about this Agreement or the Privacy Policy may contact Backblaze.