ApexDrop Membership Agreement

If you are accepted as a member of ApexDrop’s Influencer Networks, you must agree to these terms in order to make your membership official.

The good news is that these terms are very straightforward and totally not scary—we promise!  We also do NOT have any problem with you signing with other agencies, there isn’t a non-compete agreement whatsoever, and there is never a fee to be involved in our network!

By applying to ApexDrop Influencer Networks, you have indicated that you are willing to engage with quality brands and services in a thoughtful and authentic way; as such, we want to partner with you in a thoughtful and authentic way.

What you can expect from us:

                  • We will present you with high-quality campaigns featuring rewards in exchange for your involvement.  Rewards can include brand gifts such as cash, gift cards, and quality products.
                  • We will support you as an influencer and leader in your network.
                  • We know you are busy and we will respect your time. We will only contact you if we have something meaningful to share with you.

What we expect from you if you are accepted as a member of ApexDrop’s Influencer Network:

                  • You will be asked for your fair and honest opinion and feedback on things you buy. You will not compromise your integrity for a review.
                  • You will engage with our brands in a thoughtful and professional way.
                  • You will be fully transparent and disclose that you received products or services as a gift or paid promotion (where applicable), and you will put all required disclosures (where applicable) in your online posts as directed by ApexDrop, who may provide these disclosures to you.
                  • You will let us know right away if there is a problem. Any problem.

Now, the actual legal stuff:

ApexDrop is your agent for all work pertaining to The Influencer Network. This means that you give ApexDrop the right to represent your participation in programs, activities, or opportunities as part of the The Influencer Network. As your agent for the purposes of the The Influencer Network, ApexDrop plans to do all the cool things described above, and will represent your interests in pursuing trade collaboraions and paid endorsement opportunities as a member of our network.

We Are a Team.  We want to build something great together; we’re committed to sticking with you and every member of our network. You agree that this contract with ApexDrop is for a period of two years, and, to keep life simple, this agreement will automatically renew for additional one-year periods until further notice.  We do understand that things change, however, and for that reason, you or ApexDrop can terminate this relationship with 30 days’ notice to the other party.

Your agreement with ApexDrop may sometimes be amended by the additional project or customer-related agreements that you elect to sign relating to a specific opportunity (we can call these specific agreements “Amendments”).  If you sign such an Amendment, the different provisions that may be included regarding the term of our agreement, ownership and other matters, will supersede this agreement.  As you may expect, at any time there is a breach or violation of this agreement or any Amendment, the party who is not in breach can terminate this agreement and all Amendments immediately. The rights and obligations under this agreement or an Amendment cannot be assigned by you or ApexDrop, except that ApexDrop may assign its rights and obligations under this agreement or an Amendment to a purchaser of ApexDrop’s business or selected assets, so long as all agreements relating to the The Influencer Network are transferred at the same time.  We believe this keeps the benefit of the group for all members of the The Influencer Network.

Ownership.  Let’s be clear about ownership. You own your work – your content.  ApexDrop is coordinating your participation in our network and we have works of our own, such as our blog and programs. This agreement does not change your ownership rights.  There may be times where a customer seeks to involve you in a project where that customer will own your work product. In those cases, you will be asked to agree to those terms in connection with an Amendment as discussed above. Your participation in those projects will require that you sign to consent to the transfer of the ownership of your work in that project to the customer – by signing the Amendment.

Eligibility.  Membership in The Influencer Network is open to individuals only (not corporations or other legal entities).  You must be 13 years of age or older to join the Program.  If you are an eligible minor (i.e., you are at least 13 years of age but under the age of majority in your state of residence (e.g., the age of majority in most states is 18, except in Alabama and Nebraska, where it 19 years of age and in Mississippi, where it is 21 years of age), you must have permission from your parent or legal guardian to join.  ApexDrop has the right, in its sole discretion, to request parental/legal guardian consent forms at any time from any eligible minor who wishes to join the Program.  ApexDrop may prohibit eligible minors from participating in certain activities or events and require parental/legal guardian consent in order for eligible minors to participate in certain activities or events.

By joining the Program and accepting the terms of this Agreement, you represent and warrant that: (i) you are at least 13 years of age or older, or (ii) if you are an eligible minor in your state of residence, that you have permission from your parent or legal guardian to participate in the Program and your parent/legal guardian accepts the terms of this Agreement.  You further represent and warrant that you agree to abide by the terms of this Agreement, and that you will use the Program and the Services solely for your personal, noncommercial use, in a manner consistent with these terms and any and all applicable laws and regulations.

Miscellany.  If for some reason a disagreement arises regarding this agreement, you and ApexDrop agree that common sense should prevail and that the parties shall voluntarily participate in informal mediation as a precursor to any legal action. If the parties cannot agree after mediation, the parties may pursue remedies in law or equity. You agree that the governing law for this agreement is Pennsylvania and that the venue for any action relating to this agreement shall be Erie, Pennsylvania. This agreement cannot be modified or amended except by a writing signed by you and ApexDrop; provided that you agree that your electronic click-through agreement constitutes such a writing “signed by you.” All notices under this agreement shall be effective upon delivery in person, by certified mail (return receipt requested), facsimile, or email communication at the address provided by each party.