Beliefnet Partner Network

What is Beliefnet?
Beliefnet is the premier multifaith e-community where people connect with all things related to religion and spirituality. At Beliefnet, our goal is to help individuals meet their needs for matters of the soul. We provide unparalleled information, products, and services in a community setting that will inform, enrich, and inspire.

How will this change the layout of my site?
The change is minimal; we will sell, serve, and host a 468x60 advertising banner and a Beliefnet-branded bar within the top 200-400 pixels of each page of your site. There is no change to the remaining portion of your site.

Can I sell other advertising on my site?
Absolutely. We will only sell, serve, and host the top 468x60 ad banner, so you are free to sell any other forms of advertising on your site. For example, you can join any affiliate program that you wish and maintain any current affiliate program memberships. However, we will only serve the top 468x60 ad banner, so you must serve and host any other forms of advertising.

Can I maintain creative control of my site?
Yes. We place no creative or editorial limitations on your site. All we ask is that you maintain your site's current level of excellence.

How does this program differ from an ad sales network?
The Beliefnet Partner Network includes only the highest quality religious and spirituality web sites. By design, this program providers advertisers with a highly targeted network of sites that is not available through traditional advertising sales networks and other resellers. This allows Beliefnet to sell the ad banners on your site for a premium so you can maximize your revenues. More importantly, all Beliefnet Partner Network partners received fixed promotion on Beliefnet.

What types of banner ads will be served on my site?
We will sell banners to targeted advertisers that are directly relevant to your site's subject matter. As the partnership agreement states, Beliefnet will not sell or serve any ads that promote alcohol, tobacco, controlled substances, pornography and adult materials.

Will I be able to approve the ads running on my site?
No, but you can be assured that any advertisers appearing on your site will also appear on Beliefnet.

What type of reports will I receive?
Each month, Beliefnet will e-mail you a standard report that documents the total number of impressions that your site delivered for the previous month along with your monthly earnings.

How will my impressions be tracked?
Your impressions will be tracked automatically by DoubleClick's DARTT ad serving system. Each time that we serve an ad banner to your site, DARTT will track it.

How and when will I be paid?
You will be paid by check within thirty (30) days after the end of each calendar quarter when you have generated over fifty dollars ($50). If your earnings are less than fifty dollars ($50) during the respective calendar quarter, the amount generated will be carried over to the following calendar quarter.

Will taxes be taken out?
No, but if you are not incorporated we will issue you a 1099 Form at the end of the year.

How often will the ads change?
The ads refresh every time that a user visits a new page on your site.

How long is the Agreement?
The contract term is one (1) year, after which it will automatically renew for subsequent one (1) year periods, unless either party notifies the other party in writing of its desire to not renew the Agreement at least thirty (30) days prior to any such renewal.

Can I participate if I live outside the United States?

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