Minds Monetization Terms of Service

If you have been invited to or joined Minds+, Minds Pro, or monetized your free account with Stripe, (collectively the "Minds Monetization Services"), and your participation has not been terminated, then the following terms shall apply.

  1. By joining Minds Monetization Services, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions herein ("This Agreement"). If you do not agree to all of the terms and conditions herein you may not participate in Minds Monetization Services and are not eligible to receive Minds Monetization Services (including, but not limited to, payments). To the extent that This Agreement is considered an offer on behalf of Minds Inc., acceptance of such offer is expressly limited to these terms. Any defined terms that are not defined in this Agreement shall have the meaning set forth in the Minds Terms of Service. You will comply with all of the terms and conditions contained in This Agreement, the Minds Terms of Service (located at https://www.minds.com/p/terms), and all other operating rules, policies, and procedures that may be published by Minds.

  2. Subject to the terms of This Agreement, and provided that you are currently subscribed to Minds Pro, you may participate in Minds' Pro earnings program as follows:

    • a. Minds will pay you based on the number of pageviews registered by Minds on any of your Assets in the amounts described on the Minds Pro page, located at https://www.minds.com/pro, as they may be amended from time to time, with or without notice to you (the "Pro Payment Terms"). Your "Assets" are the channel page, native videos, native images, status posts, blogs and groups created by you under your User account on the Minds Network. For a pageview to register, a User must visit the page on the Minds network where your Assets are hosted. No pageview is registered if a User scrolls past any content you have posted on the Minds Network in a newsfeed, discovery feed, or other webpage other than the page on the Minds Network where the Assets are hosted.

    • b. For each User who you Referred to the Minds Network and who purchase Minds Tokens or subscriptions to Minds Pro, Minds will pay you a percentage of the payments actually received by Minds for those purchases, as set forth in the Pro Payment Terms, excluding chargebacks, returns, payment processing fees, and any applicable taxes. You are considered to have "Referred" a User only if that User created an account on the Minds Network: (i) through a hyperlink that contains a referral code associated with your Minds account, or (ii) through a hyperlink to one of your Assets, in each case as determined solely by Minds.

    • c. For every Active User you Referred to the Minds Network, Minds will pay you an amount set forth in the Pro Payment Terms. An "Active User" is a User who logs in to his/her Minds Network account at least 3 of the first 7 consecutive days after registering for a Minds Network account.

    • d. All participants in Minds Pro referral program are required to adhere to the Company Influencer Code of Conduct set forth in Exhibit A.

    • e. You will disclose to Minds any paid products or services you intend to use to refer any users or customers to Minds and obtain Minds' prior written consent before using any such paid products or services.

    • f. You are not authorized to act as an agent of Minds and shall not represent that you are so authorized. You are not and shall not hold yourself out to be an employee of Minds.

    • g. You may not factually misrepresent Minds, the Minds Network, or Minds Pro including, but not limited to, the Minds services, products, and related terms and conditions.

  3. Subject to the terms of This Agreement, and provided that you are currently subscribed to either Minds+ or Minds Pro, you will have the ability to access and contribute exclusive User Content as follows:

    • a. You may designate your original videos, blogs, photos and text statuses hosted on the Minds Network to be licensed exclusively to Minds (collectively, "Premium Content"). Hyperlinks to content hosted outside of the Minds Network do not qualify as Premium Content unless they are included solely to supplement content that does qualify as Premium Content, as determined by Minds in its sole discretion. By designating your qualifying User Content as Premium Content, you grant Minds an exclusive, fully sublicensable, transferable, royalty-free, worldwide right and license to use, reproduce, distribute, publish, publicly perform, modify, process and adapt your Premium Content for marketing purposes. You maintain ownership of your Premium Content.

    • b. By designating your qualifying User Content as Premium Content, you agree that you will not make that Premium Content available to any third party during the time that it is designated as Premium Content, including but not limited to by posting your Premium Content on another website or social network, at any time during the period in which it is designated as Premium Content. Your User Content will be designed as Premium Content until you remove the Premium Content designation.

    • c. In exchange for the exclusive license to your Premium Content, for so long as you are a Minds Pro or Minds+ subscriber, Minds will pay you an amount equal to: (i) 25% of the payments actually received by Minds from Users during a calendar month for subscriptions to Minds+, excluding chargebacks, returns, payment processing fees, and any applicable taxes; multiplied by (ii) the percentage of total engagement that your Premium Content has generated within Minds+ compared to the Premium Content of all other Users during the applicable calendar month, as determined by Minds in its sole discretion based on pageviews, unlocks, time on page, clicks, plays, comments, and other engagement metrics.

    • d. You may remove the Premium Content designation from your User Content at any time by deleting your post. The Premium Content designation will be automatically removed from your User Content if you delete or deactivate your Minds Network account.

    • e. Minds provides you with access to the Premium Content of other Users for so long as you are a Minds Pro or Minds+ subscriber.

  4. Subject to the terms of This Agreement, and provided that you are currently monetizing your account via Stripe, you will have the ability to earn referral commissions as follows:

    • a. For each User who you Referred to the Minds Network and who receives payments from Memberships or Tips via Minds Pay, Minds will pay you a 5% commission on each payment, excluding chargebacks, returns, payment processing fees, and any applicable taxes. You are considered to have "Referred" a User only if that User created an account on the Minds Network: (i) through a hyperlink that contains a referral code associated with your Minds account, or (ii) through a hyperlink to one of your Assets, in each case as determined solely by Minds.
  5. Payments and Fees

    • a. You may not send traffic to the Minds Network (including your Assets and/or Premium Content on the Minds Network) that has been generated by offering incentives in any form or traffic that has been generated via any illegal or automated method, including but not limited to: zero pixel frames, hitbots, clickbots, spiders, cgi-scripts, DNS hacking, spoofing or pharming.

    • b. The pageviews on your Assets, the engagement with your Premium Content, and the calculation of any amounts owed to you as a result generated by Minds will be determined solely by Minds based on its internal metrics. Pageviews and other engagement metrics that are deemed invalid by Minds' internal filtering system will be disregarded and no payment will be made to you for disregarded pageviews or other metrics. Invalid visits may include those: (i) generated by automated crawlers, robots or click generating scripts; (ii) multiple visits on the same redirect URL; or (iii) that Minds receives and rejects for a valid business purpose.

    • c. Minds reserves the right to change the rate, percentage, or overall amount that is paid out for all or any portion of Minds Monetization Services at any time, for any reason. Minds also reserves the right to discontinue payments for all or any portion of Minds Monetization Services at any time.

    • d. Minds will issue payments owed to you hereunder approximately 90 days following the end of each month in which the applicable payment(s) are received by Minds and only if the balance owed to you exceeds $100. All payments and amounts calculated hereunder shall be in United States dollars.

    • e. All payments due to you under This Agreement will be issued through a transaction medium determined by Minds in its sole discretion. You must conform with Minds' chosen payment method(s) and any associated terms and conditions in order to be entitled to payment hereunder. Minds shall have no obligation to make any payment under this paragraph until the outstanding amount owed to you exceeds $100 USD. Your rights to Minds Monetization Serivces payments that remain unclaimed or undeliverable for a period of one year or more may, in Minds sole discretion, be forfeit. If you wish to discontinue your participation in Minds Monetization Services, you may do so in the Minds.com settings page of your participating account. Minds will distribute any remaining earnings to discontinued Minds Monetization Services participants only if the amount exceeds $100 USD.

    • f. By agreeing to This Agreement, you acknowledge the possibility of chargebacks due to fraudulent payments and refunds. In the event of a chargeback or refund, Minds reserves the right to deduct from future payments or require repayment of any payout related to the disputed or refunded transaction.

    • g. All payments due to you via Minds Pay under This Agreement shall be subject to fees, including but not limited to Stripe's payment processing fees and a 5% Minds referral fee. Minds, in its sole discretion, may change or modify the fee structure under This Agreement at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately.

  6. General

    • a. Minds, in its sole discretion, may terminate your participation in Minds Monetization Services at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately. If Minds terminates your participation in Minds Monetization Services due to your breach of This Agreement or other misconduct, no further payments will be made to you, regardless of the amount you have earned.

    • b. You hereby consent to the use of your name, likeness, blog name, and any associated content or logos by Minds in connection with advertisements, articles, and other similar communications conducted by Minds relating to Minds Monetization Services.

    • c. If you reside in the United States, you must provide a tax ID if requested by Minds.

    • d. This Agreement is subject to change by Minds. Minds will take steps to notify you of changes via the Minds.com website or email. You are responsible for maintaining awareness and compliance with all future changes to This Agreement. If you do not agree to be bound by revised terms you must discontinue your participation in Minds Monetization Services immediately.

    • e. The Minds services are provided "as is". Minds and its suppliers and licensors hereby disclaim all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Neither Minds nor its suppliers and licensors, makes any warranty that its services will be error free.

    • f. You represent and warrant that your participation in Minds Monetization Services will be in strict accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.

    • g. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Minds, its contractors, and its licensors, and each of their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys' fees, arising out of your participation in Minds Monetization Services including but not limited to your violation of this Agreement.

    • h. If you choose to receive payments in connection with Minds Monetization Services in cash, your Assets and Premium Content must respect and abide by the terms of the Stripe Services Agreement and must not be marked on the Minds Network as "NSFW". Failure to comply with the Stripe Services Agreement may result in loss or ban of cash monetization privileges. If your Assets are marked as "NSFW" or if you do not agree to comply with the Stripe Services Agreement, you may elect to receive payments under Minds Pro in Bitcoin, Ether or Minds Tokens, based on its then-current fair market value. Members of Minds Monetization Services outside of Minds Pro may only receive payouts in cash via Stripe or in Minds Tokens. If you purchase Minds+ or Minds Pro with Minds Tokens, you are only eligible to receive payouts in Minds Tokens.

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between Minds and you concerning the subject matter hereof, and they may only be modified by a written amendment signed by an authorized executive of Minds, or by the posting by Minds of a revised version. Except to the extent applicable law, if any, provides otherwise, This Agreement and/or your participation in Minds Monetization Services shall be governed by the laws of the state of Connecticut, U.S.A., excluding its conflict of law provisions, and the proper venue for any disputes arising out of or relating to any of the same will be the state and federal courts. Except for claims for injunctive or equitable relief or claims regarding intellectual property rights (which may be brought in any competent court without the posting of a bond), any dispute arising under this Agreement shall be finally settled in accordance with the Comprehensive Arbitration Rules of the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Service, Inc. ("JAMS") by three arbitrators appointed in accordance with such Rules. The arbitration shall take place in Hartford, Connecticut, in the English language and the arbitral decision may be enforced in any court. The prevailing party in any action or proceeding to enforce this Agreement shall be entitled to costs and attorneys' fees. If any part of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, that part will be construed to reflect the parties' original intent, and the remaining portions will remain in full force and effect. A waiver by either party of any term or condition of this Agreement or any breach thereof, in any one instance, will not waive such term or condition or any subsequent breach thereof. You may not assign your rights under This Agreement without Minds' prior written consent; Minds may assign its rights under this Agreement without condition. This Agreement will be binding upon and will inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.

Exhibit A

Company Influencer Code of Conduct

This Code of Conduct applies to all individuals and businesses that engage in promotional activities on behalf of Minds, Inc. ("The Company") or otherwise have a material connection to Company or its parents, subsidiaries, or affiliates, including but not limited to employees, agents, influencers, bloggers, endorsers, and brand ambassadors, whether they are engaged by Company directly or indirectly through an agency ("Influencers" or "you"). As an Influencer, you must clearly and prominently disclose your relationship with the Company in close proximity to any statements or posts published by you that promote Minds. Your disclosure obligations apply regardless of where you post any content promoting The Company, including but not limited to personal blogs, websites, social network pages or posts, and other media.

  1. Requirements, Restrictions, and Other Obligations Regarding the Services.

    • a. In General Influencer will comply with the terms of The Agreement and all applicable laws, rules and regulations, including but not limited to the Federal Trade Commission's Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

    • b. Prohibition on Certain Communications Regarding Tokens. The Minds Tokens are non- financial utility tokens designed for obtaining advertising impressions, premium services, and subscriptions through the Minds Network. Consistent with the status of Minds Tokens as a non-financial utility token, you must not engage in any messaging or communications that, in Company's sole discretion, tend to (1) encourage the mistaken impression that Minds Token should be viewed as an investment or virtual currency; or (2) encourage speculation on the potential market value of Minds Token, including any statements that Minds Tokens may generate profits. Examples of communications in that are prohibited under this paragraph include content or statements regarding:

      • i. The price of the Minds Token

      • ii. The exchange rate between Minds Token and other crypto-assets or fiat currencies

      • iii. The relationship between Company's development efforts and the value of Minds Token

      • iv. The attractiveness of Minds Token as part of a portfolio

      • v. The returns that Minds Token holders may have realized through purchase and sale of the Minds Token

    c. Prohibition on Illegal and Abusive Communications. The Company expects Influencers to represent the Company in a positive or neutral manner. You therefore must not engage in any messaging or communications while engaging in promotional activities on behalf of Minds that, in Company's' sole discretion, constitutes illegal or abusive behavior, including but not limited to any content that: (i) is defamatory, libelous, abusive, tortious or unlawful content; (ii) harasses, threatens or that is likely to do any of the foregoing to any person or group of the people; (iii) promotes unlawful acts towards any person, group or protected class; (iv) includes non-public information or that you do not have the right to make available under any applicable law, rule, regulation or contract, or otherwise post any content that infringes or misappropriates any third-party rights, including but not limited to intellectual property rights; (v) includes intentionally false statements or misrepresentations, including misrepresenting affiliations with any person or entity; or (vi) contains any viruses, malware, spam, junk mail, or any other forms of solicitation or destructive code.

Notwithstanding any other provision in this Agreement, if we discover that you are engaging in any communications prohibited above, you agree and acknowledge that upon notice from us: (i) This Agreement will be terminated with immediate effect, (ii) you will permanently delete all such prohibited communications, to the extent possible, (iii) you will cease and desist from making any other prohibited communications, and (iv) no further compensation will be paid to you, regardless of whether such compensation was owed to you at the time of termination.