Terms of Service

The Joy Within Terms of Service and User Agreement

1. Terms

By accessing the website at https://thejoywithin.org, you are agreeing to be bound by these terms of service, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site. The materials contained in this website are protected by applicable copyright and trademark law.

2. Use License

Permission is granted to temporarily download one copy of the materials (information or software) on The Joy Within’s website for personal, non-commercial transitory viewing only. This is the grant of a license, not a transfer of title, and under this license you may not:

modify or copy the materials;

use the materials for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial);

attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on The Joy Within’s website;

remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials; or

transfer the materials to another person or “mirror” the materials on any other server.

This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by The Joy Within at any time. Upon terminating your viewing of these materials or upon the termination of this license, you must destroy any downloaded materials in your possession whether in electronic or printed format.

3. Disclaimer

The materials on The Joy Within’s website are provided on an ‘as is’ basis. The Joy Within makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties including, without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights.

Further, The Joy Within does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its website or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site.

4. Limitations

In no event shall The Joy Within or its suppliers be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on The Joy Within’s website, even if The Joy Within or a The Joy Within authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.

5. Accuracy of materials

The materials appearing on The Joy Within’s website could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. The Joy Within does not warrant that any of the materials on its website are accurate, complete or current. The Joy Within may make changes to the materials contained on its website at any time without notice. However The Joy Within does not make any commitment to update the materials.

6. Links

The Joy Within has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its website and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by The Joy Within of the site. Use of any such linked website is at the user’s own risk.

7. Modifications

The Joy Within may revise these terms of service for its website at any time without notice. By using this website you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these terms of service.

8. Governing Law

These terms and conditions are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Virginia, United States and you irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in that State or location.

Additional Terms and Conditions for our membership site, courses, and program offerings may be viewed at https://members.thejoywithin.org/pages/terms.

Affiliate Partnerships – Terms and Conditions

Thank you for signing up for TheJoyWithin.org’s affiliate program. By using our affiliate partner program, you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. 

The Joy Within retains the right to update these terms at any time, and may deny, restrict, or otherwise remove an affiliate partner from our platform at any time.

Your commission rate is 50% of net revenue earned from your referrals, for the lifetime duration of their membership with The Joy Within.

This rate applies to all courses and meditation programs unless otherwise stated, and excludes private coaching packages. You can find a complete list of eligible courses via your dashboard at members.thejoywithin.org.

How To Create Your Affiliate Links

To access your unique affiliate links, login to members.thejoywithin.org. You should be automatically directed to a partner dashboard that displays your available links.

You can also access your links at any time when logged in to members.thejoywithin.org, via the main navigation. You will find an option labeled “Afffiliate” via the dropdown menu underneath your name.

How Our Affiliate Tracking Works

When a user first visits members.thejoywithin.org, we drop a cookie onto their browser. If they reached the site via an affiliate link, the cookie that’s dropped will remember this information.

When the student creates an account at members.thejoywithin.org they will have the referrer code attached to their user profile if the cookie is present. Any future purchases for all time by this student will be credited to the affiliate.

If by chance the user visits the site but doesn’t sign up right away, the cookie will last for 30 days. If the user clears their cookies or uses a different browser the cookie will be lost. 

The cookie from the first visit must be present when the student signs up or purchases a product in order for the affiliate to receive credit. Once the student signs up and the association is established on the user’s profile, the cookie is redundant and the affiliate will receive credit for any future purchases. If a student that comes through an affiliate link does not sign up or purchase within 30 days, but comes back after 30 days to sign up or purchase the affiliate is not credited any commission. 

If a student coming to the site via an affiliate link had previously created an account or made a purchase, before clicking on the affiliate link, any new purchases made will not be associated with the affiliate. This is true regardless of whether or not the student was previously associated to any affiliate or not. If they had previously made an account they cannot be counted toward a new affiliate.  

Summary of key requirements for a new user to be associated with an affiliate:

  • The first time a visitor accesses members.thejoywithin.org must be through an affiliate link.
  • If it is the first time a visitor has accessed the site and it is through an affiliate link, a cookie will be dropped that will last for 30 days.
  • The visitor must sign up for an account within 30 days in the same browser that the cookie originally dropped to be associated with the affiliate.
  • The visitor does not need to make a purchase right away. If they simply sign up for an account or for a free course, they will still be associated with that affiliate for future purchases.
  • The affiliate cookie lasts for 30 days and is not overwritten or renewed if the visitor accesses your site through another affiliate link within that 30 days. The cookie expiration date will remain the same.
  • If the cookie has expired and the visitor returns to the site using an affiliate link, a new cookie will be dropped. For example, if a student visits a site through an affiliate link and never signs up, then 31 days later, visits through the same affiliate link, a new cookie is dropped.

Earnings and Payment Details

Net revenue is calculated as the total revenue generated from a purchase, less the transaction costs associated with that purchase.

Affiliate earnings are paid on a monthly basis. Payments are made on a Net-30 basis, following the close of the month in which earnings are accrued.

For example, earnings accrued for puchases made in the month of March, will be paid the first week of May.

You must have a valid Paypal account to receive your affiliate earnings. If your paypal email differs from your registration email, you MUST let us know by the 25th of the month prior to the processing of any payments.

The Joy Within maintains the right to deny or exclude payments resulting from transactions it deems suspicious, including but not limited to transactions resulting from fraudulent, malicious, or misleading sources, or sources that do not comply with laws and regulations concerning the use of affiliate partnerships. 

It is the sole responsibility of the affiliate to follow government guidelines concerning user data and privacy, affiliate earnings disclaimers, and other relevant requirements.

Refund Policy

While we offer a competitive refund policy to our students, we have a very high satisfaction rate and most marketing channels provide a refund rate of less than 1%.

Of the students that do request a refund, most do so within the first 30 days of purchasing the product.

This means that it is unlikely our affiliate partners will see any adjustments to their earnings after this timeframe, and our Net-30 payment policy is designed to minimize the impact of refunds on our affiliate partners.

If a refund is processed after an affiliate has received earnings for that purchase, the affiliate will see a debit assessed to the account prior to the next payment.

Example

On May 20, John Doe is referred to The Joy Within via an affiliate link, and signs up for a free trial of one of our meditation programs. 

On May 28, John Doe purchases the complete meditation program, at a price of $19.99, using his Paypal account. The Paypal transaction fee is $0.88 (3% + $0.30) for this transaction, resulting in a net revenue of $19.11.

The affiliate earns  $9.55 for this sale, which will be paid the first week of July.

Several weeks later, on July 18, John Doe upgrades to an additional course at a price of $197. This time, he pays via credit card, resulting in a transaction cost of $7.95. The net revenue earned from this purchase is $189.50.

The affiliate earns $94.75 for this sale, which will be paid the first week of September.

The next month, on August 24, John Doe purchases an additional course, at a price of $197. Again, he pays via credit card, resulting in a transaction cost of $7.95. The net revenue earned from this purchase is $189.50.

The affiliate earns $94.75 for this sale, which is paid the first week of October.

In this example, the affiliate referred John Doe to The Joy Within for a free trial, but over 4 months earned a total of $199.05.