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News Rover Distributor Agreement

If you are enthusiastic about News Rover and have a web site, you may want to consider becoming a News Rover distributor. News Rover distributors receive a commission for every registration they sell. If you are interested, read on.

News Rover Distributor Terms And Conditions


In order to be a News Rover distributor, you must satisfy the following conditions:

  1. You must be a registered customer of News Rover.
  2. You must have one or more web pages on which you actively advertise News Rover.
  3. You must have an FTP site from which your customers can download a customized version of the News Rover installation file (nrsetup.exe) which is about 3.7 MB.
  4. You must agree to begin distributing new versions of News Rover within 10 days after you are notified of their release.
  5. You must be at least 18 years old.

Commission Rates and Payment Schedule

The version of News Rover that will be downloaded from your site will be tagged to identify you as the distributor.  When a customer downloads News Rover from your site and clicks the "Register" button within News Rover, this identification will be transmitted along with the customer's registration information.  You will receive a commission of 15% of the purchase price for each News Rover successfully registered by your customers. If a credit or return is given to one of your customers, the commission for that sale will be deducted.  For example, if 50 customers downloaded News Rover from your site and registered it, your commission would be 50 * 0.15 * $29.95 = $224.62

Note: The Distributor is only given credit for registrations placed by customers who go to the News Rover registration web page by clicking the appropriate button from within News Rover.  No credit is given for customers who register by going directly to the News Rover registration web page even if the customers downloaded a demonstration version of News Rover from your site.  The reason for this is that the information that identifies you as the distributor is only sent to the registration server when customers connect by using the Registration button in News Rover.

Promotion and Advertising of News Rover

As part of this agreement, you must promote News Rover on at least one Web page, and you may promote it on as many as you wish.  You are welcome to devise other methods of advertising that draw customers to your News Rover download page.  You are granted permission to use the News Rover dog icon on your News Rover web page, and you may use material from the News Rover home page ( and sub-pages as long as it is quoted accurately and fairly.

You may not say or imply that you are the developer or owner of News Rover, and you may not enter into any sub-distributor agreements.  You must agree to promptly revise or remove from your News Rover advertisement any material that S&H Computer Systems finds objectionable (this applies only to the section of your web page(s) directly associated with News Rover; S&H Computer Systems shall have no control over the content of your other web pages or your business that is not related to News Rover marketing and sales).


Support for News Rover customers who purchase versions downloaded from your site will be provided by S&H Computer Systems through the same means provided for customers purchasing directly from S&H. The distributor will not receive a commission for any support charges or for upgrade versions of News Rover sold directly by S&H to the distributor's customers.

Order Processing

Credit card processing will be performed by the S&H News Rover server, so it is not necessary for you to have a credit card merchant account. The S&H order processing system will keep track of how many registrations have been received from your downloads, and you will be sent a commission check once per quarter. Information about customers such as name, postal address, e-mail address, etc. will be kept confidential by S&H Computer Systems and will not be provided to the distributor.

Termination Of Agreement

Either S&H Computer Systems or the distributor may terminate this agreement at any time and for any reason. If the agreement is terminated, the distributor will receive a final check for any registrations received up to the point of the termination. Because we incur overhead maintaining registration information and writing commission checks, we reserve the right to discontinue your status as a distributor if your commission check falls below $50 in a given quarter.

S&H Computer Systems reserves the right to ammend the Distributor Agreement at any time.  If the changes are not acceptable to the distributor, the distributor may terminate the agreement and receive payment for commissions accrued up to that point, otherwise the distributor will be bound by the revised terms of the agreement.

Limitations of Agreement

This agreement between S&H Computer Systems and the Distributor is restricted to matters related to the marketing and sales of News Rover.   Neither party shall have any control over other activities, services and products sold by the other party.  This is a non-exclusive agreement; S&H Computer Systems maintains the right to sell News Rover through other means and to enter into other agreements with different terms with other distributors.  Likewise, the distributor may sell other products or services that are not bound by this agreement.

Signup Procedure

If you agree to the terms and conditions of this agreement and wish to sign up as a News Rover distributor, click the button at the bottom of this page.  You will be presented with a form that you must fill out and submit. Once your application has been processed and approved, you will be sent an e-mail message with a customized version of the News Rover installation file (nrsetup.exe) attached to it.  This is the version of the installation program that contains your distributor identification information.  You must store it in your FTP download area and set up the appropriate links to it from your web page.

If you have any questions about this agreement, please send e-mail to

Distribution of New Versions

When S&H Computer Systems releases a new version of News Rover, a customized version of the installation file (nrsetup.exe) will be generated containing your distributor identification.  This file will be sent to you as an attachment to an e-mail message.  You must then store the file in your FTP download directory and set up the appropriate links on your web pages.  You must install new versions with 10 days of receiving them.

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