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TheAlanKong.com (“TAK”) is a personal blog that contains articles and videos that are the sole opinion of its creator, Alan Kong (“AK”). TAK’s topics and ideas discussed are for entertainment purposes only, and do not represent any and all companies that AK is associated with. AK is just a random guy on the internet and YouTube, so it is important that you perform your own research and due diligence around the topics discussed on TAK. On this website’s written, audio, and video content, AK is not providing you with any legal, financial, or tax advice.

On TAK, AK is providing an online platform called Elevate Rewards (“ER”) that services its members with the ability to earn cash-back on e-learning online purchases from various different industries. Members experience a 100% life-time free membership, and you simply need your email address to get started, as well as for continued use. ER will not sell or rent your personal information to third parties, and will not send you spam emails. ER does not require you to install any software on your computer in exchange for using our platform. ER members will never pay us a fee – our compensation comes from receiving a commission for referring buyers to affiliate programs from our carefully curated vendors list. In turn, ER members receive cash-back as a percentage of the commission that we receive.

Please read this complete member agreement (“Agreement”) for full details on the Elevate Rewards Cash-Back Program (“Program”). Once you start with ER, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it when purchasing e-learning courses!

Becoming a Member

When you choose to join the Program as a member (“Member”), you agree to be bound by this Agreement. Joining the Program is easy and only requires you to create an account with your email address. An email address is required so ER can properly communicate with you when you have a reward available or if we have any issues. Members must be at least eighteen years old and agree not to use the Program for any fraudulent or illegal activities. Please be aware that participation in the Program and the opportunity to earn cash back are offered at the sole discretion of TAK, AK, and ER. ER has the right to change this Agreement in whole or in part, at any time, with or without notice.

Earning Cash Back

Earning cash-back is a simple process using the ER platform. Before you go through your original e-learning checkout process, simply click to the external third-party website (“Vendor”) through the ER platform, and you’ll be redirected to the Vendor’s product page to complete your checkout and purchase as you normally would. Thereafter, please head back into any ER page to submit your purchase via the form and provide the full order details, such as course name, purchase date, order number, order total, and any additional details. When entering the order total, please ensure it is the net amount, which excludes taxes, fees, discounts, and other applicable additional fees. Your cash-back reward will automatically be calculated by our system based on what you inputted as the order total. ER reserves the right to adjust your amount total and any other order details if it is improperly entered, and will also write you a note via email for your reference. If you performed the above steps properly, you will receive your cash-back reward after the refund period of your e-learning purchase expires and the ER admin team has successfully approved your purchase order.

A cash-back percentage for each Vendor is decided solely at the discretion of the Elevate Rewards program and its management team, and can be changed at any time. It is important to note that some Vendors reserve the right to exclude certain digital products / e-learning courses from the ER cash-rebate program, therefore, you will not earn cash-back on these products. ER does its best to keep this up-to-date. Additionally, to successfully earn your cash-back, it is highly recommend that you complete your purchase within the same session. If you click around to different websites before purchasing your order (especially if the different websites have their own affiliate links to the product), there’s a strong chance that your order will not be associated with your ER account. Your e-learning purchase is associated with your ER account using ‘cookies’, so if ‘cookies’ are disabled or overridden, you will not be able to earn cash-back on your purchase.

Welcome Bonuses & Other Rewards

Elevate Rewards periodically offers monetary bonuses or other rewards for sign-up in the Program, for referring other new Members through special joint ventures, or for other specific actions. The terms and conditions accompanying such offers will govern how they are earned and paid if the terms and conditions differ from this Agreement. To qualify for a welcome bonus payment, a new Member must establish an Active Account (defined below) and make minimum qualifying purchases totaling at least one hundred US dollars ($100.00 USD) within ninety (90) days of becoming a Member. If you joined through a special joint venture in which the welcome bonus was increased as a special offer to you, please be patient and wait until the end of the quarter for the welcome bonus to be applied and paid out to you. Please note that welcome bonuses are given for the purpose of attracting brand new Members to Elevate Rewards. An individual person is only eligible for one welcome bonus and this will be strictly enforced and monitored.

Referral Program

If you were invited to join our Referral Program, congratulations and welcome! We’ve identified you as a mentor that is an excellent example for our users and we look forward to rewarding you for your mentorship. For the lifetime of any user you refer to the ER Program, you’ll receive a specified percentage of their total cash-back earnings every time they’re paid.

The users you refer will not be able to change who referred them, which allows you to continue to profit from your referrals. It is important that you have your Paypal email address and custom Referral ID on file with ER’s team, so that we can properly pay you every quarter. Additionally, it is equally important that you ensure your referrals input your Referral ID within this Account Details section so that we can properly credit you with the referral.

Receiving Your Cash-Back Reward

To receive payment of accumulated cash-back balances, you must maintain an active ER account with the following necessary information: your full name, your best email to be contacted, and your Paypal email address. Please see the below ‘Updating & Maintaining Your Account’ section for more information.

Elevate Rewards pays its members your accumulated cash-back balance every quarter (3 months) through Paypal only (more payment options may be added in the future). You will not be responsible for any Paypal fees. Additionally, you will be paid in US Dollars only, and you will be responsible for any exchange rates if you’re located in a foreign country and choose to convert USD to your local currency. ER currently does not have a minimum payment amount.

The payment schedule is as follows:

Purchase Period Payment Date
January 1st – March 31st May 15th
April 1st – June 30th August 15th
July 1st – September 30th November 15th
October 1st – December 31st February 15th

Elevate Rewards reserves the right to delay payment for any purchases based on changes to Vendor store policies, technical difficulties, lack of information requested from your end, or anything outside of our control.

Updating & Maintaining Your Account

It is your sole responsibility to update your information if it changes. For example, if you change your Paypal email address and do not update our team, and we send a payment to your old Paypal email address, we cannot retrieve the payment. Please be proactive when using the ER platform to maintain your most recent information.

Receiving Emails from TheAlanKong.com and Elevate Rewards

By signing up to TheAlanKong.com’s newsletter and using the Elevate Rewards platform, you agree to receive email communications related to your requested opt-in interest, as well as the occasional promotional emails that highlight featured Vendors and their e-learning program. You can opt-out of receiving emails that are not account-related by scrolling to the bottom of any promotion email and clicking the ‘Unsubscribe’ link. In regards to rewards related email correspondence, you cannot opt-out completely, as we may need to contact you about order details, support, etc. If you truly wish to never hear from the ER company again, please contact rewards@thealankong.com and we can terminate your relationship with our company for you.

Protecting Your Information

ER does not sell or rent your information to third parties. We do require your full name, email address, and Paypal email address (if different) in order to send you your cash-back reward. Your private information will never be disclosed to third parties except as necessary: (i) for ER’s agents and service providers to make payments to you; (ii) to comply with government agency or court orders or requests; (iii) in providing aggregated or non-personalized marketing services for advertising or Vendor partners; or (iv) for ER’s agents and service providers to send communications to you.

Inactive Member Accounts & Termination of Membership

If your purchase through Elevate Rewards’ referral program is longer than twelve (12) consecutive months, we reserve the right to forfeit your reward amount.

Program Limitations, Qualifications & Disclaimers

Membership in the Program is subject to this Program Agreement. All Affiliate / Vendor Store membership and/or operating agreements as they relate to their affiliate or partner programs with Elevate Rewards and which reside on the Vendor’s respective Web sites are hereby incorporated into this Agreement by reference.

Any and all logos, mascots, brands, product / course images, images of actual human representatives of the Vendors program, course owners’ names, slogans, course text descriptions, videos, copywriting, ads, and anything inclusive or related to the above is hereby recognized as owned and copyrighted by the respective Vendors represented on the ER website. If you are a Vendor and would like ER to take down or modify anything on the ER website, please email rewards@thealankong.com and we’d be glad to oblige, as we strongly respect your brand and will only represent it in the best manner possible.

Membership in the Program is limited to individuals who are eighteen (18) years of age or older. Members may not use scripts or disguised redirects to derive financial benefit from the ER platform, such as attempting to find a loophole through the Welcome Bonus. Members must have Internet access and maintain a valid email address to be eligible to receive the privileges and benefits of membership.

Any failure to comply with this Program Agreement, any fraud or abuse relating to the accrual or receipt of cash back rewards, or any misrepresentation of any information furnished to ER or its affiliates by you or anyone acting on your behalf may result in the termination of your membership in the Program and forfeiture of your accumulated cash-back rewards.

The determination of whether or not a purchase made through an affiliate ER Vendor store qualifies for Cash Back is at the sole discretion of the TheAlanKong.com’s team. If a Vendor fails to report a transaction to ER or withholds payment to ER for any reason, ER reserves the right to cancel the cash-back associated with that transaction. If ER has any reason to suspect fraudulent activity is associated with your account, ER reserves the right to delay or withhold payment of Cash Back. You give ER permission to review your account with Vendors and its respective purchases in cases where ER suspects fraudulent activity. ER is not responsible for lost or stolen payments. ER is not responsible for payments delivered to the wrong Paypal email address if your information is not properly updated, any transaction holds from Vendors, or for payment errors made by payment partners like PayPal.

It is your sole responsibility to check your account regularly to ensure that cash-back has been properly credited, paid, and that your account balance is accurately reflected each quarter and for the lifetime of your account. If you do not believe that your cash-back reward(s) have been correctly credited to your account, you must contact the Elevate Rewards support team within 90 days of the transaction or before the payout date for that respective quarter, whichever is sooner. If you should disagree with any adjustments made to your account or payments made to you, your sole remedy is to withdraw from the Program.

If you are participating in the Elevate Rewards program, you are responsible for reporting your earnings to the proper government tax entities. Additionally, as users of the cash-back program, you may be taxed on your receipt of cash and other consideration (merchandise, travel, etc.), depending on the tax laws of your country or local jurisdiction. In all instances, you will be solely responsible for any and all tax liability arising out of the consideration received for participating in the Referral Program and/or receipt of cash-back rewards. We strongly advise working with your local tax attorney / accountant to understand the laws of your specific location.

ER is not responsible for changes to, or discontinuance of, any Vendor’s e-learning program, or for any Vendor’s withdrawal from the Program, or for any effect on accrual of Cash Back caused by such changes, discontinuance, or withdrawal. ER is not responsible for changes to, or discontinuance of, any special offer or coupon code at a Vendor’s site.

The ER Program is being provided to member “as is” with no warranty. ER reserves the right to terminate the Program at any time with or without notice. To the maximum extent permitted by law, ER disclaims all representations and warranties, express or implied, with respect to the Program and Extension.

ER does not warrant, guarantee, or make any representations regarding the quality or accuracy of advertisements for any products or services offered or provided by Vendors in conjunction with the Program. In addition, ER does not warrant that access to this site or use of its Extension will be uninterrupted or error-free, and ER assumes no responsibility for any damage caused by your access or inability to access TheAlanKong.com.

Member agrees to indemnify and hold TheAlanKong.com, Elevate Rewards, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorney’s fees, made by any party due to or arising out of Member’s use of the Program.

ER may modify this Agreement from time to time, with or without notice, and your continued participation in the Program after such modification shall be deemed to be your acceptance of any such modification. It is your responsibility to check the Terms & Conditions page of the ER Web site regularly to determine whether this Agreement has been modified. If you do not agree to any modification of this Agreement, you must immediately cease participation in the Program.

This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New Jersey, without reference to conflicts of law rules. As a condition of the use of the ER website and service, you (the Member) agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the county of Bergen, New Jersey and therefore agree to file any grievance or suit of any kind exclusively in the courts located within the county of Bergen.

If any provision of this Agreement is found invalid or unenforceable, that provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent possible, and the other provisions contained herein will remain in full force and effect. ER’s failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of the Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you, TAK, AK, and ER with respect to the Program.

Effective Date: June 1, 2020

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