***** ICC Referral Program ***** Referring people to ICC is rewarding! For every person you refer to ICC that purchases a membership, you'll earn points, up to 810 ($27) and will have the opportunity to convert the points to cash! The referral system is sophisticated and puts you in charge! You'll know at a glance what stage each referral is at, from signing up, to making a membership purchase. In addition to referring a friend, you can place a logo or banner on your site or blog and you will see when someone signs up and makes a membership purchase. Payment of Commission You'll receive the following points for each referral that makes their first purchase of any ICC membership: Membership purchased Points earned Dollars equivalent 1-month $9.95 45 $1.50 3-months $24.95 113 $3.77 6-months $39.95 180 $6.00 1-year $69.95 315 $10.50 2-years $124.95 563 $18.77 3-years $179.95 810 $27.00 ICC will allow users to convert in their points for cash for point balances equal or over 1500 points ($50). Payments will be made via the referrers' Paypal accounts upon request. Payment will be in US dollars. How to join the ICC Referral Program If you don't have an ICC store account, simpy register one in our Store. it's easy and free! https://store.chessclub.com/customer/account/create/ Once you've registered, LOGIN to our store and simply click on the "My Referrals" from the left hand menu. Once there, you will see three important things highlighted in orange: 1) The first important item is your personal Referral URL. It's your own personal link you can share and use in banners and links, blog and websites, etc. Anyone arriving on our website from that link, will be tagged as yours and if they purchase an ICC membership we'll reward you points based on the membership purchased. DOWNLOAD ICC LOGOS AND BANNERS: https://www.chessclub.com/banners 2) The second key item is a "Send Invitations" section, where we'll help you by mailing all your friends and contacts you wish. All you have to do is enter the emails from friends and contacts inviting them to try out ICC. You can even import your address book of emails by clicking on the Import Contacts (plaxo) button. This is our recommended best option, as it will show you at all times the status of your invitations. Here's an example: 3) Third and last, there's an optional message you can enter to personalize your invitation, greeting and inviting your contacts and friends to try out ICC. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- FAQ (FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS) ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q: Do I have to pay to join the referral program? A: No, there are no set up charges: it's completely free. Q: What are the terms and conditions of becoming an ICC affiliate? A: These are given in detail on the Terms and Conditions. In outline, we reserve the right to close a ICC Online account and refuse further payments if you promote ICC products on an unsuitable website, send out spam mail promoting ICC products or otherwise bring ICC into disrepute. You need to accept these Terms and Conditions in order to join the affiliate program. Q: How will I be paid and how often? A: Via your Paypal account exclusively. When is up to you. But you do have to wait until your balance is equal or above 1500 ICC store points, at that point you can request the funds be transferred to your paypal account. The conversion is points/30 = dollars. For example, 1500/30 = $50. To request payout of your balance, please email us at briansp(at)chessclub.com. Q: Can I use my points towards items in the ICC store, like memberships or merchandise? A: Yes, at an time! Q: How much will I earn per referral? A: See the table above, the points/dollars earned are for each person you refer us that joins ICC and buys an ICC membership (any membership) Q: What about the old referral system of receiveing two free months? A: The old referral system of receiveing two months is no longer in effect, we will only honor referrals via this new referral program described here. Terms and Conditions This program is intended only for new members, and not existing or prior members. The only method for tracking referrals is via the ICC website referral program. Referrals coming from other sources will not be counted (word of mouth, phone calls, etc.) ICC will only award reward points for membership purchases made from the ICC web store https://store.chessclub.com; membership purchases made via different payment methods (iTunes, check, etc.) will not be honored. Prohibited Usage Displaying the link on any site that, at our discretion, is judged offensive or likely to bring ICC into disrepute. Without limitation this includes sites which: contain sexually explicit or any indecent, obscene or clearly offensive material promote any illegal activity promote violence promote discrimination Any other method of promotion that, in our judgement, is likely to bring ICC into disrepute. Without limitation this includes spamming the link url, and any anonymous or unsolicited emailing of the link url. Making any untrue, misleading or denigrating representations about the ICC services or ICC itself. Use of ICC's logo and trademarks in domain names or in any context other than what is reasonable to describe the products on the affiliate site or email. All rights reserved ICC reserves the right to terminate an affiliate account at any time with immediate effect and not pay the commission if it's found that the affiliate is doing any of the Prohibited Usage. ICC reserves the right to change the rates or commissions and/or the products included in the scheme, although we will not do so without giving prior notice to existing referrers.