Last Modified: October 29, 2018

“Profiting while helping others to profit and succeed..... and never miss making money again for referring someone or something”

As a user of Ponta’s Referral Program you agree to the following:

1. Definitions.

Capitalized terms in this Understanding will have the meanings set forth below or attributed to them in various sections of this Understanding.

“Buyer” means the user who buys a service or product from a seller and pays money for the transaction.

“Seller” means the user who sells a service or product and earns money from the transaction.

“Referrer” means the user who refers one user to another for the purpose of earning a Referral Fee.

"Referral" means the act of referring a person or business to another person or business

“Referral Fee” means the fee or award the referring user negotiates with a Seller.

“Partner Fee” means the fee partners pay to a Referrer such as the forming of a partnership

“Agency Fee” means the fee agents pay to a Referrer such as two real estate agents (buyers and sellers agents)

"Fixed Fee" means a specific amount as a Referral Fee

"Percentage Fee" means the percentage of the negotiated Service/Product purchase price

"Ponta Processing Fee" means the 10% fee taken from the Referral Fee earned by the Referrer.

“User” means any party using the Ponta services.

“User Site” means any WWW site, owned, operated, and controlled by User, which is branded solely or principally with the User Brand Features.

“Ponta Site” means Ponta’s primary WWW site (with the primary URL being ) and any other WWW site offered by Ponta solely or principally under Ponta brand and any replacement or successor thereto owned and operated by Ponta.

“Content” means the categories of products and services available on the Ponta Site or User Site.

“E-mail” means a system for sending and receiving messages electronically over a computer network, as between personal computers.

“Ponta Brand Features” means Ponta’s trademarks, trade names, trade dress, service marks, service names and distinct brand elements that appear from time to time in Ponta’s, properties, ventures and services worldwide and are protected under U.S. copyright law or as to which Ponta has established trademarks or trade dress rights and any modifications to the foregoing that may be created during the Term.

“Ponta Look and Feel” means the artistic renderings, drawings, animations, sketches, characters, layouts and designs, and digital implementations thereof embodied within the Ponta Site(s) for which Ponta has established protect able rights.

“Intellectual Property Rights” means all rights in and to trade secrets, patents, copyrights, trademarks, know-how, as well as moral rights and similar rights of any type under the laws of any governmental authority, domestic or foreign, including rights in and to all applications and registrations relating to any of the foregoing.

“Traffic” means page views, number of transactions, and type of transaction.

“URL” means Universal Resource Locator, which provides a unique Internet protocol address for accessing an Internet page.

“WWW” means the World Wide Web, a system for accessing and viewing text, graphics, sound and other media via the Internet.

2. Establishment and Maintenance. Each party shall do the following:

2.1 Responsibilities of Ponta. Unless otherwise agreed to, Ponta shall be responsible for creating, hosting and maintaining the Ponta Site including providing all hardware, software, telecommunications lines and other infrastructure necessary to meet Traffic demands on the Contact Link.

2.2 Right to Modify Look and Feel and Content. Nothing in this Understanding shall be construed as limiting in any way Ponta’s rights to modify, alter, amend or otherwise change the Look and Feel, the Content and/or Brand Features of Ponta’s Site.

3. Referral Fees and Ponta Processing Fee

3.1 Referrer sets/negotiates own referral fee directly with Seller;

3.2 When Seller has been paid by Buyer Seller pays the referral fee.

3.3 Ponta disburses said Referral Fee less Ponta's Processing Fee to Referrer;

3.4 Ponta's Processing Fee is ten percent (10%) of the Referral Fee received by Referrer;

3.5 Any Referral Fees collected by Ponta shall be non-interest bearing;

3.6 Ponta will not disperse Referral Fees in amounts less than $100.00 unless specifically requested in writing by the Referrer; and

3.7 Ponta is not responsible for collecting Referral Fees from Seller.  Ponta's Processing Fee only covers the use of the Referral Program.  This Referral Program is based on the Honor code whereby the Referral Fee is only paid by the Seller when the Buyer and Seller are completely satisfied with the transaction and the Seller has been paid by the Buyer for the Service/Product referred.

Buyer and Seller shall be responsible for making their own purchase terms and payment arrangements for the Referred Service/Product being exchanged.  Ponta and Referrer shall not be held liable for any actions of Buyer or Seller.

Then and only then is the Seller expected to pay the Referral Fee in 3.2 and 3.4 above; and

4. Audit Rights. None

5. Usage of Customer Data. The parties hereto agree that Ponta shall be the sole and exclusive owner of demographic and customer data derived from the Ponta Site. Ponta, as the owner, may use such customer data for marketing or any other legal purpose, may use the customer data without notice to, or the approval of, User, and without any obligation to share with User any revenues thereby generated.

6. License Grants.

6.1 License to User. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Understanding, Ponta hereby grants User a worldwide, nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, distribute and display the Contact Link or any promotion thereof. However, User shall not use customer data for any purpose other than communicating it to Ponta.

6.2 Limitations. (a) User shall not use or display the Contact Link in a manner that is defamatory, misleading, libelous, obscene or otherwise potentially damaging to the reputation of Ponta. (b) Ponta reserves all rights other than those expressly granted in Sections 6.1 of this Understanding, and no licenses are granted except as expressly set forth herein.

7. Effective Date and Termination.

7.1 Term of Understanding. This Understanding shall become effective on the date the User begins using the Referral Program on and shall thereafter remain in effect unless terminated by either party for any reason upon 10 thirty (10) calendar days written notice via US Mail or E-mail.


Two Examples of How the Referral Program and Fees Work

Fixed Referral Fee

1. Referrer offers to refer a Buyer to a Seller for a Fixed referral fee;

2. Referrer and Seller negotiate and agree on a Fixed Fee referral fee in the amount of $500.00;

3. Referrer sends Buyer's contact information to Seller;

4. Seller receives $10,000.00 directly from the Buyer for the referred services;

5. Seller pays the $500.00 Fixed Referral Fee to Ponta using the Process Fee link on the My Referrals Received page in My Referrals; and

6. Ponta disburses the $500.00 Referral Fee less the 10% Ponta Processing Fee ($50.00) to Referrer.  Referrer receives $450.00.

Percentage Referral Fee

1. Referrer offers to refer a Buyer to a Seller for a Percent of the referral fee;

2. Referrer and Seller negotiate and agree on a 10% Referral Fee for any revenues received from the referral;

3. Referrer sends Buyer's contact information to Seller;

4. Seller receives $10,000.00 directly from the Buyer for the referred services;

5. Seller pays the 10% referral fee ($1,000.00) to Ponta using the Process Fee link on the My Referrals Received page in My Referrals; and

6. Ponta disburses $1,000.00 Referrer Fee less the 10% Ponta Processing Fee ($100.00) to the Referrer.  Referrer receives $900.00.

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