Eligibility Criteria for Participation

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Reward Plan

Objective

  • To offer the best possible content for our users through varied artists.
  • To increase number of cards per event offering to the visitors.
  • To get rich/variety and Regional Content thereby publishing rich, varied and regional content.

Broad features of Reward Plan

To motivate talented artists to upload their creations on 123Greetings, we have launched a Reward Plan.

Eligibility Criteria for Participation

  • Artist must be at least 18 years of age
  • The Reward Plan is open for all artists who have not yet been declared a ‘Winner’ of any previous Reward plans and/or invited to the Payment Plan by 123Greetings Studio
  • Artists must opt-in for the Reward Plan
  • Artist MUST be the owner of the card and all relevant rights therein which includes all content, music and images.
  • The card must be suitable for the general mainstream audience i.e. no adult, erotic, violent and spiteful content will be allowed.
  • Any detection of fraudulent activity to increase card send count will cause all payments to become null & void with a result of automatic termination from this program. However, all promotions including social media shares are encouraged.

Reward Plan: (Effective from April 01, 2014)

Eligibility Criteria for Reward Payment

  • To qualify for the rewards, cards uploaded must achieve minimum 5,000 unique card sends from US + Canada in a reward month during the existence of Reward Plan.
  • Cards uploaded prior to opting for the Reward Plan will not be considered under this plan

Rewards

  • Rewards to be given to artists meeting the minimum criteria of achieving 5000 Unique Card sends from US + Canada in a reward month as mentioned below:
Criteria Reward in US$
Rank 1 - Winner (who achieves the max US & Canada sends in the month i.e. >=5,000 sends) $1,000
All other artists* (achieving min 5,000 US & Canada sends in the month) $100
**Artists winning $100 in any month are still eligible to compete for the Reward Plan in the following month.
  • For Artists who have not yet been declared the ‘Winner’ of a Reward Plan and are competing in the Reward Plan, uploaded cards will be considered for a period of 180 days from the date of making the card live for monthly card send calculations.
  • Card Sends are calculated for the reward month only and will not be carry forwarded from the previous months.
  • If any card is modified during the period of 180 days, the date of first upload shall be applicable
  • Any artist who has ranked 1 and declared a ‘Winner’ and won a reward of $1,000 in any month will not be eligible to compete in any future Reward Plans.
  • Artists who received $100 in a reward month and unrewarded Artists willing to continue in the Reward Plan, have to make minimum 1 approved upload (1 approved upload in 1 different category not used in the previous month) in subsequent months till they win the Reward.
  • Signing in with multi login/ID will be treated as violation of the Reward Plan and will result in deactivation of the accounts as well as removal from the Program
  • Studio can discontinue/ amend the Reward Plan any time at its discretion without notice after fulfilling existing commitments

Definitions

The following are some but not all of the definitions of terms used herein:

  • "Unique Card Sent(s)" and "Unique Card Send(s)": means One card sent per unique sender (cards sends to multiple recipients by one particular sender will be termed as one unique card sent only)
  • "US": means United States of America
  • "Uploads" means any Unique Card that the Artist has willingly submitted to 123Greetings Studio.
  • "Live" would mean any Unique Card uploaded by Artist and approved by 123Greetings Studio and can be seen online at 123greetings.com site.
  • "Reward Month” means the total days between the first day to last day of an English calendar month. Example – 1st to 3oth April is one calendar month

Payment Release Process

  • Statistics for the month will be audited by 15th of next month.
  • Payment for any month will be processed and released by 20th of the next month.
  • The artist will be paid on monthly basis, provided their cumulative earnings is >=$100 in any particular month. Cumulative earning less than $100 will not be processed for payment and remain on hold till it reaches $100.
  • For U.S. residents: those who earn $600 or more will have to fill out a W-9 form. 123Greetings will provide the 1099 form for the IRS at the end of the year. 123Greetings does not withhold taxes. You are solely responsible for making quarterly tax payments as necessary.
  • For non-U.S. residents: If you are international, non-US-based you are solely responsible for reporting your earnings to the appropriate tax agencies. Artists will be required to furnish all relevant information on their “Profile” section prior to payment. Else, payment will not be processed and amount forfeited.
  • Monthly Reward will be processed only when the Artist has fully completed all formalities including sending a signed written agreement along with a valid identity proof.
  • For the purpose of calculation of card sends for Rewards or Payment, the calendar month shall start from the 1st day every month and end on the last day of the month.
  • Payments are exclusive and non-transferable.

PAYMENT PLAN

Key Benefit of Payment Plan

The Payment Plan is designed to enable Studio Artists to build a career as an ecard designer and create an additional source of regular earnings by creating and sharing their ecards through 123Greetings.com.

Eligibility Criteria for Participation

  • Artist must be at least 18 years of age
  • The payment plan is open to 123Greeting Studio Reward Plan winners on invitation only. The artists are invited to the plan by 123Greetings Studio Team
  • Artists who have not been invited yet may mail us at studio@123greetings.com, and we will respond as soon as possible
  • Post acceptance of Payment Plan agreement, the Artist cannot participate in Reward Plan again
  • Artist MUST be the owner of the card and have all relevant rights therein which includes all content, music and images
  • The card must be suitable for the general mainstream audience i.e. no adult, erotic, violent and spiteful content will be allowed
  • Any detection of fraudulent activity to increase card send count will cause all payments to become null & void with a result of automatic termination from this program. However, all promotions including social media shares are encouraged

Eligibility Criteria for Payment Plan

  • For continued participation in the Payment Plan, artist has to publish (live card) at least 1 card per month. The card submitted in upcoming months should be in different category than card submitted in previous month. Artist will not receive payment for the month where he/she has not uploaded the requisite card in a different category
  • All cards submitted will be valid for 2 years from the date of making the card live after the Signup or opting-in of the Reward Plan, for the purpose of calculating card sends from US and Canada, and making payments
  • Unique card sends from cards published prior to the opting-in of the Reward plan or being invited to Payment Plan, will not be eligible under the Payment Plan
  • 123Greetings reserve the right to delete a card at anytime at its discretion. An email notification will be sent to the artist upon such deletion with or without an explanation on the reason behind the deletion
  • In case any fraudulent activity or copyright violation is detected or brought to the notice 123Greetings management, the 123Greetings Studio will act based on the Payment Plan agreement

Payment

  • Payment is calculated for every 1,000 card sends by Unique Senders from the US and Canada
  • If any card is modified during the period of 180 days, the date of first upload shall be applicable
  • Signing in with multi login/ID will be treated as violation of the Payment Plan and will result in deactivation of the accounts as well as removal from the Program.
  • 123Greetings Studio can discontinue/ amend the Payment Plan any time at its discretion without notice after fulfilling existing commitments.

Definitions

The following are some but not all of the definitions of terms used herein:

  • "Unique Card Sent(s)" and "Unique Card Send(s)": means One card sent per unique sender (cards sends to multiple recipients by one particular sender will be termed as one unique card sent only)
  • "US": means United States of America
  • "Uploads" means any Unique Card that the Artist has willingly submitted to 123Greetings Studio.
  • "Live" or “Published” would mean any Unique Card uploaded by Artist and approved by 123Greetings Studio and can be seen online at 123Greetings.com site.
  • Eligible cards: For Rewardees - all cards checked under the Reward Plan and all cards uploaded post invitation to the Payment Plan. For new artists – all cards uploaded post invitation to Payment Plan
  • Account Deactivate: If an artist chooses to deactivate his/her account. He/she can do so by post logging into their account, under “My Profile”, “Deactivate your Account”

Payment Release Process

  • Payment will be released post auditing of the statistics by 30th of the next month subject to Updating the profile and submitting all relevant identity / tax documents
  • The artist will be paid on monthly basis, provided their cumulative earnings is >=$100 in any particular month. Cumulative earning less than $100 will not be processed for payment and remain on hold till it reaches $100
  • Monthly Payment will be processed only when the Artist has fully completed all formalities including sending a signed written agreement along with a valid documents
  • Monthly Payment will be processed only when the card sends under the Payment Plan are free from any violations of the terms of use, copyright policy and content policy of 123Greetings.com, and the terms and conditions contained within this agreement
  • For the purpose of calculation of card sends for Payment Plan, the calendar month shall start from the 1st day every month and end on the last day of the month, unless the artist is invited from middle of the month
  • Payments are exclusive and non-transferable.
  • For U.S. residents: those who earn $600 or more will have to fill out a W-9 form. 123Greetings will provide the 1099 form for the IRS at the end of the year. 123Greetings does not withhold taxes. You are solely responsible for making quarterly tax payments as necessary.
  • For non-U.S. residents: If you are international, non-US-based you are solely responsible for reporting your earnings to the appropriate tax agencies. Artists will be required to furnish all relevant information on their “Profile” section prior to payment. Else, payment will not be processed and amount forfeited.

What are the documents required to be submitted?

Artist need to share the copy of following documents:

  • Photo ID Proof: Any of the followings –Social Security Card, Driver’s License, Passport / Unique ID Card /Voter ID Card etc
  • Tax ID Proof: Any of the followings –Social Security Card, PAN Card / Unique ID Card or any other Tax ID Card and W-9 Form in case of US resident
  • Address Proof: Any of the followings –Social Security Card, Driver’s License, Passport / Unique ID Card /Voter ID Card etc
  • Bank Account Details: Voided check / bank account statement of the Artist

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