Effective date: 11.08.2018.
The Site and the Service is accessible worldwide to anyone with Internet access.
The Service was designed to allow Publishers to earn money by shortening their URL links which are subsequently clicked on.
Publishers may also get paid by displaying one of our ad formats on Publisher’s website and by referring a friend to our Site and Service.
The Provider reserves the right to change the Site and Service functionalities at any time, in particular by introducing new functions and facilities for Publishers.
Conditions for Using the Site and Service and Rules of Liability
Technical requirements concerning the use of the Site and the Service are as follows:
web browser enabling displaying of hypertext documents (HTML) on a computer screen which are linked with the Internet through a website with activated Java Script execution and writing cookies files; and valid and active e-mail account.
It is Publisher's responsibility to ensure that the equipment owned by him as well as the software used meets the above requirements and allow him to use the Site and the Service.
Publisher can hold only one account The account cannot be transferred to third party or used by such a third party.
attempts at disturbing or cutting off access to subscriptions of other Publishers or to their computers (DOS, DDOS attacks, DNS spoofing);
phishing, that is falsifying information which permits to identify Publisher or hiding such information without having first obtaining a written consent;
entering malicious software into the system or onto the computers of the Provider, especially inclusive of viruses, Trojan horses or internet bugs;
unauthorized scanning of the network of other Publishers in search of security gaps;
unauthorized monitoring of network traffic or other attempts of intercepting information reserved for the Provider or to other Publishers;
unauthorized attempts at breaking the security of a computer or network of another Publisher;
pharming, that is the use of malicious software, disturbing the operation of DNS servers or other means aimed at redirecting Publisher to a website or to another site impersonating the Site in order to gather personal data of the Publisher, the data necessary for logging or other information;
taking over IP addresses;
direct or indirect sending, collection, sale or distribution of e-mail addresses for the purposes of sending mass unsolicited correspondence (spam).
threaten, defame, stalk, abuse or harass other persons or engage in illegal activities;
link to the Site from another website or transmit any material that is inappropriate, profane, vulgar, offensive, false, disparaging, defamatory, obscene, illegal, sexually explicit, racist, that promotes violence, racial hatred, or terrorism, or the Provider deems, in its sole discretion, to be otherwise objectionable;
frame the Site, display the Site in connection with an unauthorized logo or mark, or do anything that could falsely suggest a relationship between the Provider and any third person or potentially deprive the Provider of revenue (including, without limitation, revenue from advertising, branding or promotional activities);
violate any person's or entity's legal rights (including, without limitation, intellectual property rights or privacy rights), transmit material that violates or circumvents such rights or remove or alter intellectual property or other legal notices;
transmit files that contain viruses, spyware, adware or other harmful code;
advertise or promote goods or services the Provider deems, in its sole discretion, to be objectionable (including, without limitation, by sending spam);
interfere with others using the Site or otherwise disrupt the Site;
transmit, collect or access Publishers’ personal data without the consent of those Publishers and the Provider;
engage in unauthorized spidering, “scraping” or harvesting, contact or other personal data or use any other unauthorized automated means to compile information;
defeat any access controls, access any portion of the Site that the Provider has not authorized Publisher to access.
Publisher may not use the Service for any illegal or unauthorised purpose. Publisher must not, in the use of the Service, violate any laws in his jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright laws). In particular, Publishers are prohibited from:
advertising their AdShort.icu URL links directly on any form of traffic exchange/PTC website;
placing their AdShort.icu URL links anywhere that may: (i) contain any types of content that is threatening, harassing, defamatory, obscene, harmful to minors, or contains nudity, pornography or sexually explicit materials; (ii) contain any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancel bots, or other computer programming routines that are intended to damage, interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data, or personal information; (iii) contain software or use technology that attempts to intercept, divert or redirect Internet traffic to or from any other website, or that potentially enables the diversion of Publisher commissions from another website;
shrinking URL links which link to the websites containing the above mentioned content;
offering any incentive for a visitor to click on their AdShort.icu URL links, including gifts/points/cash;
asking/begging people to click on their AdShort.icu URL links simply to generate a revenue;
creating 'redirect loops' to generate a revenue;
spamming with their AdShort.icu URL links anywhere, including forums/chat/comments/blogs;
participating in click 'rings' where Publisher clicks on others links in return for others to click on his AdShort.icu URL links;
opening their AdShort.icu URL links in a popup / popunder or iframe;
clicking on their AdShort.icu URL links on their own (Publisher may click on his own URL link one time to test it. Publisher may not create URL links solely to "test" them.).
To Adshort.icu URL links and ad formats displayed on the Publisher’s website cost per mile (cost per view) monetization model applies with exclusion of Pop Ads. Monetization of Pop Ads displayed on the Publisher’s website is made on a basis of revenue share scheme. Monetization model can be a subject to change at the Provider’s discretion. Monetization model can be individually agreed between the Publisher and the Provider.
Publisher will be paid 20% of revenue generated by new Publishers who have been referred to the Site by this Publisher. Revenue generated by a new Publisher by displaying Pop Ads on the Publisher’s website is not taken into account for the calculation of the referral fee.
The Provider may without prior notice, terminate an agreement, suspend or permanently remove the access to the Service of the Publisher, if any meaningful spam complaints naming the Provider or the Site result from Publisher's marketing activities. The Provider does not condone spamming and any complaints received due to misuse of the Service may result in the forfeit of any money accrued by Publisher.
Payments from the Provider are made through PayPal, Payoneer and WebMoney roughly once per month. Publisher must have a valid PayPal, Payoneer or WebMoney account to receive a fee, as the Provider does not offer payment via cheque/check, credit card, cash or other method. The minimum amount available for a withdrawal is USD$5 for PayPal and WebMoney and USD$20 for Payoneer. If the minimum is not met in time for the payment cycle, the payment will not be made until the next monthly billing cycle in which the minimum of USD$5 or USD$20 for Payoneer has been reached.
Cost per view rates and revenue share scheme are subject to change at the Provider's discretion. Basic revenue share scheme in 80% (for the Publisher) and 20% (for the Provider) of a net income earned by the Provider from Pop Ads displayed on the Publisher’s website. Revenue share scheme can also be agreed individually between the Publisher and the Provider.
The Provider will only pay for clicks that are automatically tracked and reported by our system. For our system to track the click, the visitor must have cookies enabled. We will not pay fees if the click was not tracked by our system.
The Provider reserves the right to disqualify any fees earned through fraudulent, illegal, or overly aggressive, questionable sales or marketing methods.
All fees are exclusive of all taxes, charges, levies, assessments and other fees of any kind imposed on your involvement in the Service and shall be the responsibility of, and payable by Publisher.
Each active Publisher may spend funds accumulated on the Account for the purchase of goods offered in the E-shop.
Each purchase is subject to manual verification by the customer service department and may be rejected by the Provider, about which the Publisher will be informed via e-mail.
At the time of placing the order by the Publisher, the amount corresponding to the value of the order will be blocked on the Publisher's Account.
After accepting the purchase of Publisher by the customer service department, the order will be processed, and the Publisher will receive relevant information via email. The amount corresponding to the value of the order will be deducted from the Publisher's Account.
If during the order process the goods are no longer available, the funds will be refunded to the Publisher's Account.
After completing the order, the Publisher will be informed via e-mail and the purchased goods will be available on his Account.
Goods purchased in the E-shop are not refundable and the User is not entitled to withdraw from the contract for the sale of goods via E-shop.
If Publisher do not use Account for a period of 6 consecutive months, such Account shall be deemed to be inactive ("Inactive Account").
Any Inactive Account will be charged an administration fee each month (the "Inactive Account Fee") of 17% of the balance of the account. Provider will notify Publisher when account becomes an Inactive Account. The Inactive Account Fee shall be deducted from an Inactive Account on the first day of the calendar month after Publisher Account became an Inactive Account and thereafter on the first day of every following calendar month.
The Inactive Account Fee will be deducted until the earlier of: (a) the Account balance being reduced to zero; or (b) the Account being reactivated by Publisher using the Account to carry out shortening activity. In each situation the Inactive Account Fee shall cease to be deducted.
Provider reserve the right to close any Inactive Account whose balance has been reduced to zero for a consecutive period of 6 months.
If Publisher uses a Contact Form, and/or Sign-up Form he is obliged to give real information, true to facts of the case.
The Provider undertakes to ensure possibly the highest quality and stability of the Site and the Service, however within the maximum extent allowed by applicable law, the Provider shall not be liable for any breaks or disturbance caused by force majeure or unauthorized activity of third parties.
Within the maximum extent allowed by applicable law, the Provider shall not be liable for temporary inability to use the Site or the Service, caused by the implementation of new solutions and facilities within the framework of the Site. As much as possible, the Provider will be notifying Publishers of any scheduled breaks in the Site operation and the Service accessibility or any inconveniences that may occur in its use. The Provider reserves the right to conduct maintenance works on the IT system equipment used to provide access to the Site and the Service, which may temporarily cause difficulties or make it impossible for Publishers to use the Service.
In special cases affecting the security or stability of the Site and the Service, the Provider reserves the right to temporarily reduce or suspend the access to the Site without previously notifying Publishers and to conduct maintenance works aimed to reinstate the security and stability of the Site and the Service.
Moment of Concluding of the Agreement
Subscription to the Service may be made by accessing the Site, filling a Sign-up Form and clicking on "SIGN UP NOW" button.
Publisher can terminate the agreement for providing access to the Site, effective forthwith, at any time and without stating any reasons. To that aim, the Publisher needs to submit a relevant declaration of intent through the following Contact Form.
Publisher may stop using the Site and the Service at any time
According to Article 10 sec. 3 par. 5 of the Polish Act of 2 March 2000 on the protection of certain consumer rights and on the liability for damage caused by a dangerous Service (Journal of Laws of 2000 No 22, item 271 as amended) the Publisher, who concluded an agreement for providing access to the Site and the Service, has no right to withdraw from this agreement but has the right to terminate the agreement for providing access to the Site and the Service at any time.
Publisher has the right to lodge a complaint if the Provider does not fulfil its obligations specified herein or if the Provider fulfils them in a manner contrary to the provisions hereof.
A complaint can be lodged through the following Contact Form or by way of a traditional letter send to the following address: Red Sky Sp. z o.o., Aleja Piastów 22, Szczecin 71-064, Poland. A complaint should include in particular the problem constituting the basis for a complaint and Publisher identification information (name, e-mail address, and in case of a traditional letter also a correspondence address).
The Provider reserves the right to contact Publishers if further information is required and Publisher is obliged to supply it promptly.
Within fourteen (14) calendar days of receiving Publisher’s complaint in proper form the Provider will:
complete its internal investigation and advise Publisher of its decision; or inform Publisher that it needs more time to complete the investigation.
If a complaint cannot be considered in the specified deadline, the Provider shall in that time notify by e-mail Publisher submitting a complaint of the reasons for such a delay and the expected date for complaint resolution and additionally provide Publisher with weekly updates of the progress of the investigation, except where the Provider is waiting for a response from Publisher and the Publisher has been advised that the Provider requires Publisher’s response.
A complaint should be submitted within thirty (30) calendar days as of the moment when the reasons for the complaint have become apparent.
If Publisher is not satisfied with Provider’s decision with respect to the lodged complaint, the Publisher may wish to take the matter to an external independent dispute resolution.
A reply to a complaint shall be sent to an e-mail address or a correspondence address indicated by Publisher submitting a complaint.
If the conditions of a complaint procedure are breached, a complaint may not be taken into consideration.
The Site and the Service and all rights related thereto are the exclusive property of the Provider or third parties. All creative elements placed on this Site are protected by intellectual property rights, and in particularly by copyright. All trademarks, logos, graphics, photographs, animations, videos, texts and other distinctive signs appearing on the Sites are the intellectual property of the Provider or third parties. Therefore, they may not be reproduced, used or represented without the prior written authorization of the Provider or third parties.
Publisher hereby undertakes to respect intellectual property rights (including author's economic rights and industrial property rights, as well as the rights resulting from registration of trademarks) to which the Provider or third parties are entitled.
to comply with any change or anticipated change in any relevant law or code of practice;
to reflect any decision of a court, ombudsman or regulator;
to reflect a change in our systems or procedures, including for security reasons;
as a result of changed circumstances (including by adding benefits or new features to the Site);
to respond proportionately to changes in the cost of providing the Service; or to make them clearer.
If any law regulates a change the Provider decides to make, the Provider can only make the change to the extent permitted by the law.
If a change is required in the Provider’s view to restore or maintain the security of the Service, the change may be made immediately and without prior notice to Publishers.