Affiliate Terms & Conditions

Affiliate Agreement

This agreement describes the terms and conditions for participation in the American Duchess Affiliate Program. The terms "Affiliate," "you," and "your" are referring to you, the applicant. "We" and "our" refer to American Duchess Company. We are independent parties and this agreement will not form any partnership.

Agreement Duration

This agreement will begin upon our acceptance of your affiliate application and will end when terminated by either party.

Termination may happen at any time, with or without cause, by giving the other party written notice of termination.


By posting a Change Notice or a new agreement on this site, we may modify any of the terms and conditions within this Agreement at any time and at our sole discretion. These modifications may include, but not limited to changes in the scope of available referral fees, fee schedules, payment procedures and Program rules. If any of the modifications are UNACCEPTABLE TO YOU, your only recourse is to terminate this Agreement. If you CONTINUE PARTICIPATION IN THE PROGRAM following the posting of a Change Notice or new agreement, it will be considered as your acceptance of the change.

Commission Fees and Payment Schedule

You will receive 5% of the revenue as a commission from orders placed through your Affiliate Site.

For a sale to generate a commission to an Affiliate, the customer must complete the order form, remit full payment for the product ordered and have their order shipped. You will receive 5% on all goods sold (after any applicable discounts and including gift certificates, but not including shipping costs or sales tax) for orders placed via an Affiliate link. Affiliate commissions will only be paid on sales which are made through qualified Affiliates.

Commission fees can only be earned between the acceptance of the Affiliate application and notice of termination. Fees are held for one month (so that we can compensate for returns, exchanges, or cancelled orders) and then paid on the 1st of the following month by American Duchess - i.e. commissions earned in July are paid on September 1st. Any returned checks, chargebacks, or fees from a returned order will be adjusted in the following fee payment.

You must either:

  • Have a PayPal account in order to receive commissions
  • Have an American Duchess account registered in the same name as your affiliate account to receive store credit

Order Processing

American Duchess Company will be solely responsible for processing every order placed by a customer on the Affiliate and sub-affiliate sites. Customers who purchase products and services through American Duchess will be deemed to be customers of American Duchess. Prices and availability of our products and services may vary from time to time. American Duchess Affiliate program policies will always determine the price paid by the customer. We reserve the right to reject any order, or decline a commission that does not comply with our rules, operating procedures and policies.

Website Restrictions

American Duchess Company reserves the right not to accept any site into the American Duchess Affiliate Program based on site content. Sites that Do Not Qualify for the American Duchess Affiliate Program include sites such as sites that are:

  • X- rated and promote sexually explicit materials
  • Promoting violence and discord.
  • Promoting discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age
  • Promoting illegal or questionable activities
  • Violating intellectual property rights
  • SPAM (UCE)

Unsolicited Commercial E-mail - American Duchess Company in no way participates in mass unsolicited e-mailing (i.e. spamming), and all Affiliates are expected to adhere to this policy as well. Violation of this policy will result in the termination of this contract and immediate dismissal from the American Duchess Affiliate Program, with no refund.


As a condition to your acceptance and participation in the Program, you agree not undertake or engage in the following practices, and any violation of this Section shall be deemed a material breach of this Agreement:

  • Use or otherwise incorporate the word "" or variations or misspellings in the domain name(s) of your Site(s);
  • Make any representations, either express or implied, or create an appearance that a visitor to your Site is visiting, e.g. "framing" the American Duchess Site, without American Duchess's prior written approval; or
  • "Scrape" or "spider" the Site or any other American Duchess website for content (such as images, logos and text).

Furthermore, upon American Duchess's request, you shall immediately remove from your Site any Link to our Site which is displayed on a page which we, in our sole discretion, deem objectionable.

Pay Per Click Search Engine Policy

Affiliates ARE permitted to bid on any terms related to, excluding branded terms, variations, or misspellings thereof, at any price point you choose. Affiliates ARE also permitted to utilize our URL ( as your display URL in Pay-Per-Click advertising. Affiliates ARE also permitted to link directly from their PPC ad to any page on our site.

Customers that link from your Web site to American Duchess's Web site under this program become American Duchess's customers and American Duchess's responsibility for purposes of their business relationship with


We make no express or implied warranties or representations with respect to the Affiliate Program or your potential to earn income from the American Duchess Affiliate Program. In addition, we make no representation that the operation of our site or the Affiliate Sites will be uninterrupted or error-free, and we will not be liable for the consequences of any interruptions or down time.

This Agreement will be governed by the laws of the United States and the State of Nevada, without reference to rules governing choice of laws. Any action relating to this Agreement must be brought in the Federal or State courts located in Reno, Nevada, and you irrevocably consent to the jurisdiction of such courts. You may not assign this Agreement, by operation of law or otherwise, without our prior written consent. Subject to that restriction, this Agreement will be binding on, inure to the benefit of, and enforceable against the parties and their respective successors and assigns. Our failure to enforce your strict performance of any provision of this Agreement will not constitute a waiver of our right to subsequently enforce such provision or any other provision of this Agreement.

*Please note that NO COMMISSION is paid on your original purchase of American Duchess products. In other words you cannot buy from yourself or be your first purchase for the sole purpose of discounting your own product purchase.

About Us

American Duchess is a small, historical, reproduction footwear company based in Reno, Nevada, USA. It was born from one costumer's inability to find elegant, affordable, comfortable and historically accurate footwear. Partnering with a community of hundreds of frustrated costumers around the world, we now manufacture a growing line of beautifully hand crafted Renaissance, 18th Century, Regency, Edwardian and Victorian shoes as well as reproduction shoe buckles and silk stockings.

Contact Us

+1 775-238-3674
11am - 6pm PDT
920 Matley Ln, Suite 2,
Reno, NV 89502-2160, USA