Terms of Use

Associate User Terms

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ASSOCIATE TERMS OF USE 

for Managing Directors & Managing Enterprises, i.e. “Associates”

ASSOCIATE AGREEMENT

This Agreement contains the complete terms and conditions that apply to an individual’s or entity’s participation in the Commonwealth Capital Associate Program.

PRELIMINARY STATEMENTS

WHEREAS, COMMONWEALTH CAPITAL desires to contract with ASSOCIATE on the terms and conditions, and for the consideration hereinafter set forth and ASSOCIATE desires to provide services to COMMONWEALTH CAPITAL on such terms and conditions and for such consideration; and

FOR AND IN CONSIDERATION OF their mutual assertions and covenants set forth herein, whereas the Parties herein mentioned above and below are mutually desirous of working together for their common benefit, said Parties agree to abide by the terms and conditions contained herein.

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing and the covenants and agreements contained herein, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the Parties hereto, intending to be legally bound, agree as follows:

 

STATEMENT OF AGREEMENT

COMMONWEALTH CAPITAL agrees to engage the services of ASSOCIATE and ASSOCIATE agrees to provide services to COMMONWEALTH CAPITAL, commencing when this Agreement is submitted electronically on the COMMONWEALTH CAPITAL website,  subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

1. Terminology. Commonwealth Capital’s Associate Program the “Associate Program.” This Affiliation Agreement, “Agreement”, is made between Associate Applicant, the “Applicant,” “Associate,” “Associate Program Applicant,” “Associate Agent” “Associate,” “Director Associate,” “Enterprise Associate,” “Agent,” “You,” “Your,” “Yourself,” “Managing Director” or “Managing Enterprise” and Commonwealth Capital, LLC or any of its subsidiary companies, “Commonwealth,” “Commonwealth Capital,” “Company,” “We,” “Us,” or “Our” collectively known as the “Parties.” “End User” means any purchaser, client, or customer of an Associate or Commonwealth Capital who purchases access to any of Commonwealth Capital’s subscription based electronic platform applications. A “Product” is defined, for purpose of this agreement, as any product or service, including SaaS, listed on our site that is fulfilled by us or any product sold by a third-party seller from our website. A “Third Party” is any company that provides a product or service to Commonwealth Capital, regarding Commonwealth Capital acting as a reseller, wholesaler or as a distributor of that third party. A “Site” can mean singular and/or plural and our website(s) or your website(s), referenced in context.

2. Term of Agreement. The term of this Agreement will begin upon your acceptance of this Associate Agreement the submission of your Associate Application to join the Associate Program and acceptance of the application by Commonwealth Capital, LLC. This Agreement will end when terminated by either the Associate or Commonwealth Capital LLC as per the provisions within this agreement. Either party may terminate this Agreement at any time, with or without reason, by giving the other party a notice of termination, which shall be effective 30-calendar days after receipt of notice of termination, However, any breach of any provision of this Agreement by either party will constitute immediate termination on the date of the activity that constituted the breach.

3. Alliance Advertising and Promotion. Associate may not advertise and/or promote Commonwealth Capital or any of its products or services by any illegal or unethical means. Commonwealth Capital, LLC is the sole arbitrator as to what constitutes an unauthorized method of advertisement or promotion. Associates who use these methods to promote Commonwealth Capital LLC's Products may be subject to termination. Upon discovery of an unauthorized method of advertisement and/or promotion, Commonwealth Capital, LLC will send a written “notice to correct” statement to Associate. Associate will have 30-days to correct the unauthorized method of advertisement and/or promotion. Without correction of the unauthorized method of advertisement or promotion, Associate will be terminated immediately, as a breach of this Agreement and will forfeit all unpaid commissions earned and any stock awards:

  • Spam or by unsolicited e-mail;

  • Promotion as, or from, an Adult, Hate, Misleading, or Obscene web site or by other means;

  • Advertising or Promotion, which misrepresents Commonwealth Capital LLC's products or services;

  • Advertising or Promotion, which promotes violence;

  • Advertising or Promotion, which promotes discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age;

  • Advertising or Promotion, which promotes illegal activities;

  • Advertising or Promotion, which otherwise violate intellectual property rights.

4. Commonwealth Capital Controls All Promotional Codes. Although we allow an Associate to establish their own Promotional Codes (within the guidelines set forth in written instructions), as well as the URL directory for hyperlinks to our site for inviting End-Users with direct access, tracking commissions and payments; and any related discounting to services within our website(s) “Promo-Codes,” all Promo-Codes  are ultimately controlled by Commonwealth Capital, LLC. Commonwealth Capital, LLC holds the exclusive right to control the size, make-up, and messaging of any and all Promo-Codes, and can make any changes to any promo-code with a 24-hour advance “Pre-notification of the change(s) to Promo-Code” to be made. 

5.  ALLIANCE LICENSES. COMPENSATION, PROTOCOLS & LIMITATIONS.

  • GENERAL ASSOCIATES (Managing Director / Enterprise) Distributor Licenses. NO COST LICENSE FEE. 

    • Direct Compensation. All Managing Director / Enterprise Distributors receive Cash Commissions of THIRTY (30%) PERCENT of the gross revenue derived from the direct sales of the one-time subscription fee to the FAS Courses, as well as ongoing subscriptions to the CEC from End Users referred by the Managing Director / Enterprise Distributor to Commonwealth Capital.

    • Direct Equity Compensation. All Managing Director / Enterprise Distributors receive Equity Commissions of THIRTY (30%) PERCENT of the common & preferred equity initially received from each portfolio company, referred by the Managing Director / Enterprise Distributor, that opt into the Commonwealth Capital Income Fund-I [CCIF-I] if accepted by Commonwealth Capital. Managing Director / Enterprise Distributors’ equity ownership, regarding referred portfolio companies may be represented by a physical certificate; and book entry on the issuer’s accounting and stock record; or in a blockchain application, token or other means of legal identifiers.

    • Managing Enterprise Agents. Managing Enterprises may sign and direct their internal employees know as Associate Agents to sell our products and services.  Managing Enterprises are paid monthly in one lump sum for distribution to their Associate Agents, if any. Managing Enterprises shall have access to their Associate Agents’ sales activities and related data, as determined by Commonwealth Capital, for the purpose of determining their internal payment obligations and distributions regarding their Associate Agents. Any and all commission distributions to the employees, designed as Associate Agents, of the Managing Enterprise, are the full and sole responsibility of the Managing Enterprise.

    • Due Diligence Protocols. Each candidate under consideration for the position of Managing Director / Enterprise Distributor must pass a thorough due diligence protocol. Such due diligence protocols currently include:

      • DUE DILIGENCE SURVEY: Achieving a passing score on our Due Diligence Survey. This is 1st level validation. 

      • FAS COURSE COMPLETION: Achieving a passing score to the FAS Course for those who pass the 1st level validation. 

      • CRIMINAL BACKGROUND: Passing a thorough criminal & credit background check provided by a 3rd party, independent vendor of such services.

  • MASTER ASSOCIATES (Managing Director / Enterprise) Distributor Licenses.. LICENSE FEE AND AVAILABILITY are to be posted on the Affiliate dashboard and related areas.

    • Master Managing Director / Enterprise upgrade from General:

      • 90-Day Period. The 90-day time period requirement to apply for an upgrade from a General to a Master Managing Director or Enterprise starts the first day Associate produces revenue for the Company.

      • Pre-qualification. Once a General Managing Director or Enterprise distributor is approved by Commonwealth Capital, they may upgrade to a Master Managing Director or Enterprise distributor, immediately.

      • No Revenue Production Requirements. There are no revenue production requirements to upgrade from a General to a Master Managing Director or Enterprise.

    • Direct Cash Compensation. All Master Managing Director / Enterprise Distributors receive Cash Commissions of FIFTY (50%) PERCENT of the gross revenue derived from the direct sales of the one-time subscription fee to the FAS Courses, as well as ongoing subscriptions to the CEC from End Users referred by the Master Managing Director / Enterprise Distributor to Commonwealth Capital.  

    • Direct Equity Compensation. All Master Managing Director / Enterprise Distributors receive Equity Commissions of FIFTY (50%) PERCENT of the common & preferred equity initially received from each portfolio company, referred by the Managing Director / Enterprise Distributor, that opt into the Commonwealth Capital Income Fund-I [CCIF-I] if accepted by Commonwealth Capital. Master Managing Director / Enterprise Distributors’ equity ownership, regarding referred portfolio companies may be represented by a physical certificate; and book entry on the issuer’s accounting and stock record; or in a blockchain application, token or other means of legal identifiers.

    • Additional Benefit of Master Managing Director / Enterprise Distributors:

      • Indirect Cash Compensation. Although it is not required, all Master Managing Director / Enterprise Distributors can become “supervising” Managing Director / Enterprise Distributors. This is done by recruiting other General or Master Managing Director / Enterprise Distributors for indirect, supervisory Cash Commissions of FIVE (5%) PERCENT of the gross revenue derived from the indirect sales of the one-time subscription fee to the FAS Courses, as well as ongoing subscriptions to the CEC from End Users referred by the supervised Managing Directors / Enterprise Distributors.

      • Indirect Equity Compensation. All supervising Master Managing Director / Enterprise Distributors receive Equity Commissions of FIVE (5%) PERCENT of the common & preferred equity initially received from each portfolio company, referred by the supervised Managing Director / Enterprise Distributor, that opt into the Commonwealth Capital Income Fund-I [CCIF-I] if accepted by Commonwealth Capital. Master Managing Director / Enterprise Distributors’ equity ownership, regarding referred portfolio companies may be represented by a physical certificate; and book entry on the issuer’s accounting and stock record; or in a blockchain application, token or other means of legal identifiers.

      • Guaranteed License & Re-Sale Value. Commonwealth Capital, LLC guarantees to pay the original Master Managing Director / Enterprise License amount to the Master Managing Director / Enterprise Distributor on or after 12/31/2025. On or any time after 12/31/25, the Master Managing Director / Enterprise Distributor Licensee may either: 1.) Sell the Master Managing Director / Enterprise Distributor  License directly to Commonwealth at the original purchase price or 2.) Assign the Master Managing Director / Enterprise Distributor License for re-sale on an auction application portal or site, owned by Commonwealth, subject to Commonwealth’s approval of purchaser, as per its standard due diligence protocols. The Master Managing Director / Enterprise Distributor Licensees, if they choose to enter the auction market, may receive more or less than their original purchase price. All auctioned Master Managing Director / Enterprise Distributor Licenses are final and subject to a 7% sales commission payable by the seller to Commonwealth, upon sale of license. NOTE: Upon the disposition of the Master Managing Director / Enterprise License, the Master Associate reverts to a General Associate and will be subject to the contractual provisions of a General Associate, thereof. Master Managing Director / Enterprise Distributor Licenses do not constitute securities, as there are no expectations of profits from the efforts of others, including from Commonwealth Capital.

      • Lead Generation from In-house Efforts. Master Managing Director / Enterprise Distributors may receive sales leads from Commonwealth Capital, on a lottery type manner, if and when available.

  • Limitations.

    • Limited Licenses. The Master Managing Director / Enterprise Distributor License offer is limited to 35 Licenses and available only on a first come first served basis.

    • Equity Commission. Only fifty (50%) percent of the initially received common & preferred equity from each portfolio company, referred by Associate, when opting into the Commonwealth Capital Income Fund-I [CCIF-I] and accepted by Commonwealth Capital is the sole component of the equity share. No warrants or options for future equity purchases by Commonwealth Capital are included in the equity share calculations or offer.

    • Inactivity Sunset Clause. Any Managing Director / Enterprise Distributor, General or Master, that has no activity on their production account after TWELVE (12) consecutive months, the General or Master Managing Director / Enterprise Distributor License will automatically expire in totality, through this inactivity sunset clause.

    • Cost. Master Managing Director / Enterprise Distributor Licenses are limited and the price of each shall be listed on the fee schedule on the Associate Dashboard and or other Areas on the site as determined by Commonwealth Capital.

 

6. Payments to Associates. For commission earned through the Company’s FAS & CEC platforms, Associates are paid only by electronic transfer to Associate’s bank account. Commission payments are to be paid within 10 business days following the end of each month when commission are earned.

7.  Links Used Through Distribution or on your Site(s) to our Site.  Links to our site either distributed or placed on your site pursuant to this Agreement and which properly utilize such link formats are referred to as COMMONWEALTH CAPITAL links. Once you have been notified that you or your company has been accepted into the Associate Program, you or your company may distribute or provide one or more of the following types of links to our site, as “Directed Links.” You may select one or more directed links to distribute or list on your site. We provide you with instructional guidelines and graphical artwork to use in linking to our site. To permit accurate tracking, reporting, and commission accrual, we may provide you with special “tagged” link format(s) to be used in all links between what you distribute or host on your site. You must ensure that each of the link(s) between your site(s) and our site properly utilizes such formats. You will earn commissions only with respect to activity on our site occurring directly through COMMONWEALTH CAPITAL Links; we will not be liable to you with respect to any failure by you to use COMMONWEALTH CAPITAL Links, including to the extent that such failure may result in any reduction of amount of commissions that would otherwise be paid to you pursuant to this Agreement.

 

You acknowledge that, by participating in the Associate Program and distributing or placing any of the above links within your site, Commonwealth Capital may receive information from or about visitors through distributed links to your site from those visitors. Your participation in the Commonwealth Capital Associate Program constitutes your specific and unconditional consent to and authorization for Commonwealth ’s access to, receipt, storage, use, and disclosure of any and all such information, consistent with the policies and procedures set forth in Commonwealth’s Privacy Notice.

 

Further, you acknowledge and agree that you will: (a) not, in connection with this Agreement, display or reference through any distributed links as hosted on your site, any trademark or logo of any third party seller on the Commonwealth Capital sites; (b) use any data, images, text, or other information obtained by you from us or our site in connection with this Agreement (“Content”) only in a lawful manner and only in accordance with the terms of this Agreement; (c) not modify or alter any Content that consists of a graphic image, other than to resize it; (d) not edit any Content that consists of text, other than to shorten its length; (e) not sell, redistribute, sublicense or transfer for third party use any Content; (f) not use any Content in a manner intended to send sales to any site other than the Commonwealth Capital site; and (g) promptly delete any Content that is no longer displayed on the Commonwealth Capital site or that we notify you is no longer available for an Associate’s use.

 

8. Order Processing. We will process orders placed by End Users who follow links from your site to our site. We reserve the right to reject orders that do not comply with any requirements that we may establish periodically. We will be responsible for all aspects of order processing and fulfillment. Among other things, we will prepare order forms, process payments, cancellations, and returns, and handle customer service. We will track sales made to End Users who purchase by using links from your site to our site and will make available to you online reports summarizing this sales activity. The form, content, and frequency of the online reports may vary from time to time at our discretion.

 

9.  Pricing Policy. Customers who buy products or services through this Agreement will be deemed “End Users” of Commonwealth Capital. Accordingly, all Commonwealth Capital rules, policies, and operating procedures concerning customer orders, customer service, and sales will apply to those End Users. We may change our policies and operating procedures at any time. For example, we will determine the prices to be charged under this Associate Program in accordance with our own pricing policies. Prices and availability may vary from time to time.

 

10.  Identifying Yourself as an Associate: You may not issue any press release with respect to this Agreement or your participation in the Associate Program without prior written permission from Commonwealth Capital; such action may result in your termination from the Associate Program. We may make available to you a small graphic image that identifies your site as an Associate Program participant. You may display these logos, banner advertisement or info. graphics and or any links we may provide for your site specifically to link potential End Users to our website(s). We may modify the text or graphic image of this notice from time to time. In addition, you may not in any manner misrepresent or embellish the relationship between us and you, or express or imply any relationship or affiliation between us and you or any other person or entity except as expressly permitted by this Agreement, (including by expressing or implying that Commonwealth Capital supports, sponsors, endorses, or contributes money to any charity or other cause).

 

11.  Limited Image Asset License. We grant you a non-exclusive, revocable right to use the graphic image and text or images for which we grant expressed permission, solely for the purpose of identifying your site as an Associate and to assist in generating sales. You may not modify the graphic image or text, or any other of our images, in any way, other than to resize for application use. We reserve all of our rights in the graphic image and text, any other images, our trade names and trademarks, and all other intellectual property rights. You agree to follow these Limited Image Asset License Guidelines, as these guidelines may change from time to time. Termination of this agreement by either Party shall revoke your Limited Image Asset License, as well.

 

12. Responsibility for your Site and Materials. You will be solely responsible for the development, operation, and maintenance of your site and for all materials that appear on or external to your site in the use of our Content. For example, regarding your site, you will be solely responsible for, but not necessarily limited to:

  • The technical operation of your site and all related equipment;

  • Ensuring that materials posted on your site or materials external to your site using the Content do not violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party (including, for example, copyrights, trademarks, privacy, or other personal or proprietary rights);

  • Ensuring that materials posted on your site or external to your site using the Content are not libelous or otherwise illegal; and

  • Ensuring that your site or materials external to your site using the Content accurately and adequately discloses, either through a privacy policy or otherwise, how you collect, use, store, and disclose data collected from visitors, including, where applicable, that third parties (including advertisers) may serve content and/or advertisements and collect information directly from visitors and may place or recognize cookies on visitors’ browsers.

 

We disclaim all liability for these matters. Further, you will indemnify and hold us harmless from all claims, damages, and expenses (including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees) relating to the development, operation, maintenance, and contents of your site or materials external to your site using our Content.

 

13. Non-Circumvent and Non-Disclosure. WHEREAS, Associate recognizes that, in the transaction of such business, Associate may learn from Commonwealth Capital (including associates, affiliates & alliances, as defined throughout Commonwealth Capital’s website(s)) the identity, address, telephone numbers and other information of End Users, clients, agents, brokers, buyers, sellers, financiers, investors, consultants, experts, and/or bank accounts, transaction codes, software codes, capital sources, participating investment and commercial banks and/or entities, instructional manuals, E-books, policies and procedural manuals, training manuals, terms of use and privacy statements, any other statements or agreements, document production templates, links to informational sources and other intellectual property, (hereafter referred to as “confidential information”), which Commonwealth Capital has acquired through years of investment in time, expense, and effort. Such confidential information shall remain the sole property of the Commonwealth Capital, LLC.

 

Notwithstanding the other provisions of this agreement, all confidential sources and information disclosed by Commonwealth Capital to Associate, or about as a result of this Agreement, is valuable property and shall remain the exclusive property of Commonwealth Capital. The Associate will maintain complete confidentiality regarding Commonwealth Capital business sources, trade secrets and/or its Associates’ confidential information, as well as, the nature, manner, and forms of Commonwealth Capital’s business dealings. Associate agrees not to disclose any confidential information to any entity, in perpetuity.

 

Associate will not, in any way whatsoever, circumvent or attempt to circumvent Commonwealth Capital, or any of the sources/contacts involved in any of the transactions of Commonwealth Capital. Any violation of this covenant shall be deemed as an attempt to circumvent Commonwealth Capital, and Associate violating this covenant shall be liable for damages in favor of Commonwealth Capital.

 

Associate agrees with Commonwealth Capital that upon any breach of this agreement, Associate in default will pay Commonwealth Capital: (A) the non-circumvention damages, if applicable, plus (B) all loss and/or damage sustained by Commonwealth Capital by reason of such breach, plus (C) all expenses incurred in enforcing any legal remedy and/or right(s), based upon or arising out of this agreement, plus (D) a reasonable sum for attorneys’ expenses and attorneys’ fees..

 

14. Reasonable Restraint. Associate hereby acknowledges that the restrictions contained in The Non-Circumvent and Non-Disclosure paragraph hereof are reasonable restraints upon Associate, and further acknowledge that any breach of those provisions could have a substantial detrimental effect upon Commonwealth Capital, the amount of which will be impossible to ascertain, and for that reason, Associate agrees that, in addition to any other remedy available to Commonwealth Capital under law for violation of this Agreement, that Commonwealth Capital shall be entitled to an injunction from any Court of competent jurisdiction restraining any violation of any said covenant.

 

15. Independent Contractor. Associate is an independent contractor with respect to Commonwealth Capital, LLC. If the Associate is an individual, partnership, Limited Liability Company or any other “Pass-through Entity” for income tax purposes, the Associate must provide Commonwealth Capital with Associate’s social security or federal tax identification number (by properly executing IRS Form W-9 included within our system) so that an IRS Form-1099 can be generated and sent to the individual or entity after the end of each calendar/fiscal year. In addition, 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 or otherwise bind the Company on our behalf. You will not make any statement, whether on your site or otherwise, that reasonably would contradict anything in this Paragraph. NO PAYMENTS WILL BE MADE TO ASSOCIATE UNTIL COMMONWEALTH CAPITAL HAS A PROPERLY EXECUTED W-9 FOR ASSOCIATE ON FILE IN ACCORDANCE WITH ALL INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE (IRS) GUIDELINES AND REQUIREMENTS.

 

16. Indemnification. Associate agrees to indemnify and hold Commonwealth Capital harmless from all claims, losses, expenses, fees, including attorney fees, costs, and judgments that may be asserted against Commonwealth Capital that result from the acts, omissions, or material misrepresentations made by or of Associate’s Officers, Directors, Employees, or Agents. We will not be liable for indirect, special, or consequential damages (or any loss of revenue, profits, or data) arising in connection with this Agreement or the Associate Program, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages. Further, our aggregate liability arising with respect to this Agreement and the Associate Program will not exceed the total commissions paid or payable to you under this Agreement.

 

17. Disclaimers. We make no expressed or implied warranties or representations with respect to the Associate Program, or any products or services sold through the Associate Program including, without limitation, warranties of fitness, merchantability, non-infringement, or any implied warranties arising out of a course of performance, dealing, or trade usage). In addition, we make no representation that the operation of our website(s) will be uninterrupted or error-free, and we will not be liable for the consequences of any interruptions or errors.  

 

18. Assignment. You may not assign this Agreement, by operation of law or otherwise, without the prior written consent of Commonwealth Capital. 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. Commonwealth may assign this entire agreement and the obligations to and from its Associates to one of its subsidiaries or a buyer of the company or its assets; at any time.

 

19. Notices. All notices required or permitted under this Agreement shall be in writing and shall be deemed delivered when delivered by electronic transfer (via e-mail address). Such email addresses may be changed from time to time by either Party by providing written notice to the other in the manner set forth above.

 

20. Severability. If any provision of this Agreement shall be held to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, the remaining provisions shall continue to be valid and enforceable. If a Court of competent jurisdiction or arbitration panel finds that any provision of this Agreement is invalid or unenforceable, but that by limiting such provision it would become valid and enforceable, then such provision shall be deemed to be written, construed, and enforced as so limited. 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(s) or any other provision of this Agreement.

 

21. 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 notification” on our website. We shall notify all Associates, via email, of any posted modifications, which are material to this Terms of Use Agreement and that are not ministerial in nature. Your continued participation in the Associate Program is very important to us; however, if any modification is unacceptable to you, your only recourse is to terminate this Agreement. Your continued participation in the Associate Program following our posting a Change Notification or new Agreement on our site will constitute binding acceptance of the change.  

 

22. Legal Age. Associate, if an individual acknowledges that he or she is of legal age to contractually bind Associate to this Agreement. 

 

23. Applicable Law.  This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Michigan and adjudicated in the county of Emmet or where Commonwealth Capital, LLC may reside at the time of the Agreement issue in question is raised. 

 

24. Binding Contractual Authority. Applicant, if for an entity other than an individual, hereby affirms that Applicant has the binding authority of their respective organizations, granted by their organization by election or appointment or in any other manner consistent with law effecting contractual applications. By agreeing to this Agreement through electronic submission, you are fully bound by this Agreement.  

25. Entire Agreement. This Agreement contains the entire agreement of the Parties and there are no other promises or conditions in any other agreement whether oral or written. This Agreement supersedes any prior written or oral agreements between the Parties