APEX Foundation

Rules

1. AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT

  • Make sure your audience understands that you are sharing your knowledge of the programs and experience, not making a promise!
  • Money: If you made e.g. $8,000 during two months, make sure your audience understands that you either have been so good to achieve this, or so fortunate. They must not think that the program in question promises it. Tell them how you achieved it; that’s what sharing experience is about. But point to “Financial Guide”, if the program description contains it, to create realistic expectations.
  • Accommodation: If you had a luxurious accommodation with air-conditioning, cable TV, internet connection, etc. and it was cheap or even free, again, make sure your audience understands that you were lucky, not that the program promises it. Realistic images of accommodation, where available, are included with the program descriptions.
  • Selection versus preference: If a program allows to indicate preference for a certain option, make sure that your audience understands that preference isn’t selection. Preference may not be met!
  • Hourly jobs: Most work-involving international programs place students in hourly jobs. That means that the students are paid by an hour and there’s no legal guarantee that there will be any specific number of work hours available for them. This must not be a surprise for the applicants.
  • No change of arrival date: Most programs do not allow change of arrival date, or where possible, the change isn’t for free. Make sure your audience understands this.

2. YOU ARE NOT AN EMPLOYEE

  • You are not an employee or an agent of APEX Foundation! You are a member of our community of  former participants. Make sure your audience understands this clearly.
  • You can not make promises or enter into agreements on behalf of either APEX Foundation or the program sponsors!

3. TAKE NO FEES

  • You are not allowed to take any fees from the applicants. Neither for yourself, nor on behalf of the APEX Foundation, or the sponsors. If we find out that you take fees from applicants, you will lose any credit that you may have accummulated with us, and we will recommend people whom you took the fees from to sue you for fraud if you are unwilling to return them.
  • You may however ask for being reimbursed for example for the cost of photocopying info materials and then like, as long as you are asking single-digit dollar amounts.

4. YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • It is your responsibility to make sure that you act in accordance with the laws of the country where you engage in this activity.
  • It is your responsibility to make sure that you comply with all applicable laws and regulations regarding potential taxation of your benefits earned through the Go4Free program.
  • It is your responsibility not to tell future participants incorrect or untrue information.
  • It is your responsibility to act in such a way that your activity is not considered spamming, that you do not place flyers in places where this is forbidden, and to generally engage only in promotional activities that are lawful and acceptable in the location where you engage in them.
  • It is your responsibility to act in such a way that you bring neither APEX Foundation, not the program sponsors into disrepute.

5. NO BRAND CONFUSION

  • You are strictly forbidden to offer for sale or rent product or services of any other companies as a part of your activity as Student Cooperator. Your audience must not be under the impression that any other product, apart from programs listed on this website, is offered or endorsed by either APEX Foundation, or the program sponsors.

6. COMPENSATION

  • Compensation is given for participants who applied through you, paid in full all fees associated with participating in their chosen program and can no longer cancel for a refund.
  • This normally means that they arrived in the destination country where the program is taking place.
  • Compensation is given in the form of credit towards your own free future participation in programs available on this website.
  • Annual statement of your available credit is calculated as of September 1st and sent by email shortly after that.
  • The amounts of compensation can change at any time! The effective amount is the amount published on the day when the applicant who applied through you paid the final part of the fees associated with participating in their chosen program.

7. PAYOUTS

  • Payouts are an alternative method of compensation.
  • They can be chosen instead of the credit towards your free participation.
  • You must ask us in writing (email is sufficient) for the payout.
  • The payout is issued in the form of a check mailed to an address you give us.
  • All fees associated with your cashing/depositing the check are your responsibility.
  • Unless otherwise agreed, payouts are sent in the second half of September for the previous 12 months.
  • All other rules governing the way cooperators’ compensation apply.

8. MISCELLANEOUS

  • You are required to ask us for the permission to start acting as an APEX Foundation cooperator before you start acting as one.
  • By starting to promote any of the programs shown on this website, you agree to be bound by these rules and the APEX Foundation Terms & Conditions and its Privacy Policy.
  • In the case of a conflict the Terms & Conditions take precedence.
  • This agreement cease to exist and you agree not to have any outstanding claims towards APEX Foundation upon your accepting the compensation described above.
  • This agreement can be renewed by starting to promote the programs again.
  • The governing language of this agreement is English.
  • Any dispute related to the performance or non-performance of any of the parties bound by this agreement is to be resolved before court in Custer County, Oklahoma, USA.

Comments

One Response to “Rules”
  1. George says:

    Comment removed. Out of topic. Please ask under the program that you are interested in. If you are unsure which program to select, email us at [email protected] to ask for recommendation.

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