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ACX Bounty Referral Program Terms and Conditions

Effective as of July 1, 2021

Version 5.0

Bounty Referral Program. ACX will offer a payment of $75 (a “Bounty”) for each Qualified Purchase of an audiobook produced through ACX (the “Bounty Program”). Purchases on or after August 1, 2018 may qualify for a Bounty, subject to these ACX Bounty Program Terms and Conditions as well as the terms of any agreements that the ACX user previously entered into with Audible.

Eligibility. The Bounty Program is open to both Rights Holders and Producers, who, in each case, are residents of the United Kingdom, Canada, the Republic of Ireland or the United States. To be eligible to participate in the Bounty Program, an ACX user must complete a tax survey specifically for the Bounty Program (the “Tax Survey”). Once the ACX user completes the Tax Survey, Audible will provide the ACX user with a unique URL for the ACX user’s audiobook (the “URL”).

Qualified Purchases. A “Qualified Purchase” is a purchase of the ACX user’s audiobook by a first-time customer of Audible who (i) accesses the Audible website and purchases the ACX user’s audiobook via the URL, (ii) becomes a member of Audible by accepting the Audible Service Terms and Conditions of Use and (iii) remains a member of Audible in good standing for at least 61 consecutive days. Only one audiobook purchase per Audible member may be eligible for a Bounty.

Payment. Bounties for Qualified Purchases will be included in the ACX user’s next royalty payment and statement following the 61 consecutive day purchase qualification period.

Returns. An audiobook purchase that is returned by a customer and refunded by Audible (a “Refund”) is not eligible for a Bounty. If at the time of a Refund a Bounty has already been paid, Audible may subtract the amount of the Bounty from the ACX user’s next royalty payment.

Taxes. ACX users will be responsible for all taxes or other fees (including interest and penalties) (“Taxes”) arising from the payment of bounties. Audible may deduct or withhold any Taxes that Audible determines it is obligated to deduct or withhold from any Bounty, and payment to a ACX users of a Bounty as reduced by such deductions or withholding will constitute full payment and settlement to the ACX users of the Bounty. All payments made by Audible will be inclusive of any applicable VAT or equivalent applicable sales tax or any other transaction taxes. ACX users must provide Audible with any forms, documents, or certifications as may be required for Audible to satisfy any information reporting or withholding tax obligations with respect to any bounty payments.

Disqualification. Audible may, in its sole discretion, disqualify any ACX user found to be: (i) acting in violation of these Bounty Program Terms and Conditions or any other term or condition of ACX or any agreement on ACX to which the ACX user is a party, or (ii) engaging in fraudulent activity with respect to this program or any other offer or service made available through ACX, Audible or Amazon. Purchases of an audiobook through the use of robotic, automated, programmed or similar methods will not qualify for a bounty payment and may result in the disqualification from this program and/or ACX account termination. If Audible determines that an ACX user did not possess adequate rights to an audiobook on which a Bounty has been paid, the ACX user will return to Audible all Bounties paid to the ACX user on the applicable audiobook in accordance with Audible’s instructions.

Promotion. ACX users may purchase paid search advertisements and submit links to search engines to appear in response to a general Internet search query or keyword (i.e., in natural, free, organic, or unpaid search results). When promoting a URL through a search engine, ACX users may not (i) bid on or purchase keywords, search terms, or other identifiers, including the word “ACX,” “Audible,” or any other trademark of Amazon or its affiliates or variations or misspellings of any of these words (e.g., “ACXX,” “Auudible”), (ii) purchase, register or otherwise use any trademark of Amazon or its affiliates or variations or misspellings of any Amazon trademark, or (iii) create the impression that the user is, or represents, Audible or any of its affiliates, e.g., through the use of phrases such as “Official Site”.

Termination of Program. Audible may terminate or revise the Bounty Program at any time for any reason or no reason. In the event Audible terminates the Bounty Program, Audible will pay a Bounty on only Qualified Purchases made prior to the date of termination of the Bounty Program.