Brand Ambassador Agreement

The Granville Island Pet Treatery actively supports the advertising and promotion of its products by selected respected members of the pet community. This agreement outlines the terms and conditions of your relationship with The Granville Island Pet Treatery Corporation (“TGIPT”) as a Canadian or United States based Brand Ambassador:

By applying to become a Brand Ambassador for TGIPT, you agree to the following terms:

1. Endorsed Products:

Endorsed products are products sold under The Granville Island Pet Treatery brand name.

2. Ambassador Requirements:

Your requirements as a Brand Ambassador (“Ambasador”) are outlined in the Ambassador Requirements section that was presented to you in your online application as set out in the schedule to this letter agreement and is hereby incorporated into this agreement by reference.

Requirements include:
- that you have an active, public Instagram account for your dog or cat with at least 250 followers and 2-3 posts per week
- that you follow us on Instagram @thegranvilleislandpettreatery
- that you are at least 18 years of age
- that you are based in Canada or the US

Ambassadors are expressly prohibited from sharing discount codes on coupon sites. Any ambassador whose code is found on a coupon site will immediately be terminated from the program and all store credit will be rescinded.

As an ambassador you are expected to drive at least one sale per 90 day period that results in a commission. Ambassadors who do not meet that requirement are considered inactive and their ambassador account and unique discount code will be deactivated.

Ambassadors who do not follow the requirements can be subject to termination, suspension and/or the rescinding of all Store Credit (as defined in paragraph 12 below).

3. Contract Territory:

You will be a Canadian or United States based Brand Ambassador, the territory for Brand Ambassadors shall be within Canada and the United States exclusively and all U.S. territories.

4. Promotion of Endorsed Products:

You agree to use your best efforts to promote the Endorsed Products in a manner consistent with the product’s authorized use as outlined on product labels. Approved channels for promotion include 1) your own website or blog; 2) emails to friends and family (no spam); and 3) Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

5. Prohibited Content:

Ambassador agrees that they will not post content on any platform, or in any manner, as determined by The Granville Island Pet Treatery in its sole discretion, that:
- is pornographic, sexually explicit or suggestive, or contains profanity or nudity;
- is unnecessarily violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group;
- promotes illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing);
- promotes any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous;
- is obscene or offensive, or endorses any form of hate or hate group;
- defames, misrepresents or contains disparaging remarks about other people or entities;
- communicates messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or good will with which TGIPT  wishes to associate;
- violates any law.

6. Indemnification:

You agree to hold TGIPT, its officers, agents, assignees and employees harmless for any liability from any injury or damage arising from the use or promotion of any Endorsed Product.

7. Relationship:

This agreement shall not be construed as creating an employer/employee relationship or an employer/contractor relationship.

8. Confidentiality/Use:

Occasionally we may share information with you that is confidential in nature, such information will be identified as confidential and you are expected to maintain this information in the strictest confidence. Any disclosure of confidential information will terminate this agreement and result in legal action.

9. Intellectual Property:

Ambassador acknowledges and hereby agrees to grant TGIPT the unlimited and unencumbered use of any and all work product developed by Ambassador in conjunction with the performance of services for TGIPT pursuant to this agreement.  Work product includes but is not limited to all social media posts, pictures, images, videos, recordings, taglines, hashtags, posts, commentary, and designs.  

a. Except where prohibited by law or regulation, Ambassador grants TGIPT and its successors, assigns, licensees and designees permission to use Ambassador's name, Social Media Platform account name, photograph (including, but not limited to, Social Media Platform account profile photo), voice and/or other likeness,  in all media now known or hereafter discovered (including, without limitation, on TGIPT websites and via TGIPT Social Media Platform accounts), worldwide in perpetuity, for any purpose without additional compensation, consideration, notification or consent.

b. Ambassador is not authorized to use any copyrighted content from any other companies to promote TGIPT’s  brand.

TGIPT will not be responsible for any dispute involving the unauthorized use of any other company's intellectual property including, without limitation, for any costs, fees, fines or legal fees related to such dispute.

10. Term and Termination:

The effective date of this agreement is [Month, Date, Year] (“Effective Date”).  The term of this agreement is one (1) year from the Effective Date.  This agreement will automatically renew at the end of each term for successive one (1) year terms unless either party gives the other written notice of termination at least 30 days prior to the end of the relevant term.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, either party may terminate this agreement at any time, with or without cause.

11. Governing Law:

This Agreement shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of British Columbia. In the event that arbitration is unsuccessful, you agree to submit to venue and personal jurisdiction in any provincial or federal court sitting in Vancouver, British Columbia in any action or proceeding arising out of or related, directly or indirectly, to this agreement.

12. Commission Credit:

As an Ambassador, you will earn a standard commission rate of 10% on all Net Sales that you directly drive through your marketing efforts for which the customer uses your unique discount code at checkout on the TGIPT website. Net Sales are defined as sales excluding any discounts, shipping, store credit, refunds, or taxes. Commissions are paid in the form of store credit valid for use You cannot receive commission on your own orders. Any Ambassador found to commit commission fraud will be immediately removed from the Ambassador Program.

We reserve the right to reverse commissions due to returns, order cancellations and erroneous order duplications. We also reserve the right to defer or refuse commissions for disputed orders or orders we reject and cannot fulfill at our sole discretion.

Store credit will be issued at the end of each month.The minimum payout amount each month is $10.

Commission rate may be increased as you reach sales targets that will be communicated to you.

13. Removal:

We reserve the right to remove any Ambassador from our Brand Ambassador Program at our discretion.

14. Modification:

We may change the terms and conditions of this Agreement in the future. Unless this Agreement or applicable law specifies otherwise, we will give you thirty (30) days prior notice of any significant change to this Agreement. If you find the change unacceptable, you have the right to terminate the Agreement. However, if you continue to receive the benefits of the Agreement after the end of the notice period of the change, you will be considered to have accepted the changes. You may not modify this Agreement by making any typed, handwritten, or any other changes to it for any purpose.

15. Entire Agreement:

This agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous agreements, understandings, negotiations and discussions, whether written or oral, between the parties