VanEd Referral Affiliate Link Terms

Last Modified: September 17, 2021

The Terms and Conditions below govern Affiliate’s marketing of the Products. Capitalized terms used in these Terms and Conditions but not defined below are defined in the Affiliate Marketing Agreement or other agreement with VanEd governing Affiliate’s marketing of the Products and that references and incorporates these Terms and Conditions (together, referred to as the “Agreement").


Whereas VanEd owns and licenses numerous online education and training courses and markets such courses through its proprietary websites and other means;

Whereas Affiliate markets and offers for sale through its proprietary websites and other means various products and services including online education and training courses; and

Whereas Affiliate desires to market certain VanEd online training courses and related course materials and services, and VanEd desires Affiliate to market and offer to sell such courses through Affiliate’s websites and other means.

Now, therefore, in consideration of the mutual promises and conditions herein contained, the parties hereby agree as follows:


"Affwebs" means Affiliate website domains used in connection with this Agreement to attract Referrals as specified in the Agreement.

"Annual License Fee" means the non-refundable annual fee, if any, that is set forth in the Agreement for Affiliate’s access to VELMS.

"Annual License Fee Threshold" means the amount of Net Revenues as set forth in the Agreement that if achieved by Affiliate, would entitle Affiliate to a waiver of the Annual License Fee pursuant to Section 3.3.

"Damages" means any and all claims, actions, demands, liabilities, losses, expenses or damages, including reasonable attorneys’ fees.

"VELMS" collectively means VanEd’s web-based storefront and online training delivery, enrollment, and testing applications and systems.

"Manual Referral" means any Referral that does not desire to purchase Products through the VELMS but prefers to purchase directly from VanEd pursuant to a different process and for which Affiliate contacts VanEd by phone, email, or other method to refer such Referral to VanEd.

"Net Revenues" are (1) gross sales amounts of Products specified on Attachment A purchased by and collected from all Referrals which reflect the Referral Code at time of purchase less (2) the sum of the following items (i) through (viii) as applicable: (i) sales tax, (ii) third party royalties associated with Products, (iii) cost of materials issued to Referrals for such Products, (iv) cost of shipping such materials to Referrals, (v) credit card processing fees, (vi) regulatory filing fees associated with each Product enrollment or completion, (vii) credit card chargeback fees, and (viii) refunds and credit card chargebacks.

"Net Units" are (1) the number of Products specified on Attachment B purchased by and collected from all Referrals which reflect the Referral Code at time of purchase less (2) the number of such Products returned by Referrals through a refund or chargeback.

"Products" means those online training courses (“Course"), bundles of Courses, Course bundles and libraries, and related Course materials and services owned or licensed by VanEd as specified in the Agreement that are authorized by VanEd for Affiliate to market under this Agreement and which may be changed from time to time by VanEd pursuant to Section 2.2.4.

"Referral Code" means an alpha-numeric sequence created by VanEd that is unique to Affiliate and is used identify Affiliate’s Referrals.

"Referrals" means individuals, businesses, or other entities and enterprises that may be interested in purchasing Products pursuant to the activities and efforts of Affiliate under this Agreement.

"Retail Selling Price" means the selling price for Products established unilaterally by VanEd and which may be changed from time to time by VanEd pursuant to Section 2.2.3.

"Set-Up Fee" means the non-refundable fee, if any, that is set forth in the Agreement for the customization of VELMS specific to Affiliate as described in Section 2.2.1 below (“Storefront Set-Up Services") to allow Referrals to purchase, access, and utilize Products.

"Terms of Use" means VanEd’s standard terms and conditions pertaining to the use of VELMS and Products as specified at, which may be modified by VanEd from time to time.


2.1 Appointment. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, VanEd appoints Affiliate as a non-exclusive, authorized marketing representative of Products, and Affiliate accepts such appointment.

2.2 VanEd Obligations. VanEd will work with Affiliate to establish a customized landing page on VanEd’s website to which Referrals may be directed to purchase Products (“Landing Page"). Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, VanEd will provide the following to or on behalf of Affiliate:

2.2.1 Landing Page Set-Up. Promptly after the Effective Date or the receipt by VanEd, if applicable, of any Set-Up Fee, whichever is later, VanEd will provide the following Set-Up Services: (i) create a Landing Page and internet link to allow Referrals to purchase Products from VanEd at the Retail Selling Price, (ii) create Referral Code(s) for Affiliate and provide instructions for implementation; and (iii) provide Affiliate with certain log-in credentials to VELMS.

2.2.2 Ongoing Operation. Once such Landing Page is operational, VanEd will perform the following tasks: (i) provide call center support for Referrals consistent with VanEd’s normal call center support hours provided to its own customers; (ii) issue certificates or accreditations upon successful completion of Courses by Referrals; (iii) as necessary or required pursuant to Product requirements and attributes, ship any Product materials and accreditations/certifications to Referrals; (iv) pay all applicable regulatory fees associated with the use or completion of Courses; (v) provide Referrals access to VELMS pursuant to the Terms of Use; (vi) process the sale of Products to Referrals through VELMS at the Retail Selling Price of Products; (vii) collect any applicable sales tax related to the sale of Products to Referrals; and (viii) collect from Referrals all monies due from such sales of Products.

2.2.3 Pricing Changes. VanEd shall set Retail Selling Prices for Products at its sole discretion and such Retail Selling Prices for Products shall be reflected on Affiliate’s Landing Page. At any time, with or without notice, VanEd may offer discounts and promotions on Products which may result in changes to the Retail Selling Price reflected on the Landing Page.

2.2.4 Product Changes. For regulatory, licensing, and other reasons, VanEd reserves the right to discontinue providing one or more Products specified in the Agreement upon written notice to Affiliate. In such an event, VanEd shall use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly replace any discontinued Product with a similar, comparable, or substitute Product if and when available.

2.2.5 No Other Rights. No other rights or licenses are granted to Affiliate under this Agreement and this Agreement does not grant Affiliate any right to resell or otherwise distribute any VanEd Products, nor any right to use any VanEd Trademarks (defined below), nor any right to provide any services related to any VanEd Product. It is understood that Affiliate is acting as a finder only and will have no authority to enter into any agreements, obligations, or commitments on VanEd’s behalf, or to negotiate the terms of a Referral’s agreement with VanEd. Affiliate will indemnify, defend, and hold harmless VanEd from and against all claims, actions, lawsuits, damages, awards, or judgments arising out of any such agreements, obligations or commitments undertaken by Affiliate or the breach thereof.

2.3 Affiliate Obligations

2.3.1 Promotion and Marketing of Products. Affiliate will use commercially reasonable efforts, subject to the terms, conditions, and limitations contained herein in this Agreement, to attract Referrals and promote, market, advertise, and offer for sale such Products to Referrals through its Affwebs or by directing to VanEd any Manual Referrals.

2.3.2 Landing Page Set-Up. Affiliate will place the link to the Landing Page supplied by VanEd pursuant to Section 2.2.1 into Affwebs and implement the Referral Code per VanEd’s instructions. Affiliate will obtain prior written approval from VanEd before using any additional or new website domains other than Affwebs to market or offer to sell Products, or to redirect or link to any website that markets or sells Products or other VanEd online training Products. In addition, Affiliate will obtain prior written approval from VanEd before using, duplicating, or copying any aspect of VanEd’s websites in Affwebs or otherwise. Affiliate will promptly pay to VanEd any applicable Set-Up Fee or Annual License Fee.

2.3.3 Operation of Affwebs. Affiliate is prohibited from (i) using any claims, advertising, or verbiage prohibited by any governing body, regulatory agency, or law pertaining to Products on Affwebs or any other Affiliate sales or marketing materials; (ii) bidding on branded keywords set to phrase match “VanEd", “Van Education", “Van Education Center", “360 training", or any other VanEd trademarks, service marks (whether registered or not), domain names and social networking identifiers (“VanEd Trademarks) that may be added from time to time (y) upon written notice to Affiliate or (z) upon VanEd providing Affiliate with a VanEd website that reflects the most current VanEd Trademarks; and/or (iii) using any internet spamming tools or methods, including but not limited to: (a) using hidden text or hidden links; (b) using cloaking or sneaky redirects; (c) sending automated queries to Google or other search providers; (d) loading web pages with irrelevant keywords; (e) creating multiple web pages, subdomains, or domains with substantially duplicate content; (f) creating pages with malicious behavior, such as phishing or installing viruses, trojans, or other malware; and/or (g) using "doorway" pages created just for search engines, or other "cookie cutter" approaches such as programs with little or no original content. VanEd will notify Affiliate of the VanEd website that specifies the current marketing and regulatory requirements associated with Products. Affiliate and Affwebs must comply with all such requirements.

2.3.4 Pricing. Affiliate will not, at any time, market, promote, advertise, or offer to sell Products at a price less than the Retail Selling Price on Affwebs or through other means.

2.3.5 Affiliate will (i) conduct Affiliate’s business in a manner that does not reflect unfavorably on VanEd and its good name, goodwill, and reputation; (ii) not engage in any deceptive, misleading or unethical practice; (iii) not make false or misleading representations regarding VanEd, VELMS, or Products; (iv) not publish or employ or cooperate in the publication or employment of any false, misleading, or deceptive, obscene, or libelous material in the promotion, marketing, or advertisement of Products ; and (v) not make any representations, warranties or guarantees to Referral, Manual Referrals or the trade generally with respect to VanEd which are inconsistent with those contained in any marketing literature provided by VanEd. Affiliate will comply at all times with all applicable laws and regulations in the performance of its rights and responsibilities hereunder. Affiliate will act and perform with commercially reasonable efforts in the best interest of VanEd with respect to the Products and at no time do, cause, or permit to be done, published, or said, any information, act or thing which is or may be detrimental to the best interests or business reputation of VanEd. This provision will survive the termination of this Agreement consistent with the survival period of Section 5.1.


3.1 License Grant. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, VanEd grants to Affiliate during the term of this Agreement a non-exclusive, non-transferable, and non-sublicenseable license to connect to the VELMS pursuant to the terms herein. As between the parties and except for the limited express license granted to Affiliate under this Agreement, VanEd will retain ownership of all right, title and interest, including all related intellectual property rights, in and to the Products, VELMS, VanEd Trademarks, any data and content contained therein, and any underlying source code. Affiliate will not directly or indirectly through a third party do any of the following: (i) copy the VELMS or any part thereof; (ii) reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble or otherwise attempt to derive the source code from the VELMS; (iii) write or develop any derivative or other software program(s) based in whole or in part, upon the VELMS; (iv) provide access to the VELMS, in whole or in part to any third party; or (v) represent that Products or VELMS are owned or controlled by Affiliate.

3.2 Terms of Use. Affiliate and Referrals will be bound by and subject to the Terms of Use. To the extent that any term in the Terms of Use conflicts with this Agreement, this Agreement will prevail.

3.3 Annual License Fee. VanEd will invoice Affiliate on or around the commencement of each annual period during the term of this Agreement for the Annual License Fee, and Affiliate will pay such invoice within 30 days of the invoice date. The first annual period hereunder will commence on the Effective Date. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if Net Revenues generated pursuant to this Agreement meet or exceed the Annual License Fee Threshold during any such annual period, VanEd will waive the Annual License Fee for the subsequent annual period.


4.1 Commissions. Affiliate will earn a commission on Net Revenues and/or Net Units generated by Referrals. When the Commission Rate is stated as a percentage figure, such commission will be calculated monthly as (1) the product of (i) the applicable Commission Rate and (ii) the applicable Net Revenues during the month. When the Commission Rate is stated as a fixed amount per Product, such commission will be calculated monthly as (1) the product of (i) the applicable Commission Rate and (ii) the applicable Net Units during the month. All references to “months” in this Agreement are calendar months unless otherwise stated. Affiliate acknowledges that the commission is the only compensation Affiliate will receive in connection with its efforts and that all goodwill and benefit derived from such efforts will inure to the sole benefit of VanEd. Affiliate will be responsible for all of its own expenses in connection with any activities under this Agreement unless VanEd agrees in writing to be responsible for such expenses before they are incurred.

4.2 Commission Rate. The Commission Rates for sales to Referrals are specified in the Agreement.

4.3 Payment of Commission. VanEd will pay to Affiliate commissions earned pursuant to Section 4.1 by the end of the month that follows the month in which such commissions were earned. Notwithstanding the foregoing, VanEd will not make any commission payments to Affiliate if the commissions due to Affiliate are less than $100.00. Payment of such commissions will be deferred until the total commission due to Affiliate meets or exceeds $100.00. VanEd may offset any outstanding amounts that Affiliate owes VanEd, whether arising from this Agreement or otherwise, from any commissions payable to Affiliate hereunder.


5.1 Exclusivity. During the term of this Agreement and for a period of one year after termination of this Agreement, Affiliate will not market, promote, sell, or represent any online training products that are competitive with Products. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, this exclusivity will not survive termination of this Agreement (i) if this Agreement is not renewed by VanEd pursuant to Section 6.1 or terminated by VanEd pursuant to Section 6.2.2; or (ii) if this Agreement is terminated by Affiliate pursuant to Section 6.2.1.


6.1 Term. The Agreement will commence on the Effective Date and continue in full force and effect, unless earlier terminated in accordance with the express provisions of the Agreement, for period of time specified in the Agreement (“Initial Term") and thereafter automatically renew for successive one-year terms (each a “Renewal Term") without notice unless terminated by written notice by either party at least 90 days before the end of such Initial Term or Renewal Term. The “Initial Term" and each “Renewal Term" together are referred to herein as the term of the Agreement.

6.2 Termination.

6.2.1 Either party may terminate this Agreement immediately upon written notice to the other party if the other party (i) is declared insolvent or bankrupt; (ii) ceases operations; or (iii) commits a material breach that is not cured by such party within 30 days after being provided written notice of such breach.

6.2.2 Either party may terminate this Agreement for convenience upon 90 days written notice to the other party.

6.2.3 360 may terminate this Agreement immediately upon written notice to Affiliate if Net Revenues are $0 or less during any 90-day period during the term of this Agreement.

6.3 Effect of Termination.

6.3.1 Termination of this Agreement will not extinguish any financial obligations owed by the parties before the date of termination and will not affect either party’s rights or obligations that expressly or by their nature continue and survive. VanEd will continue to provide access to the Products through the VELMS to Referrals that purchased Products on or before any termination date through the earlier of (i) the date the Referral completes the Course; or (ii) the date the Course expires.

6.3.2 Upon termination of this Agreement, each party will either return or destroy any and all Confidential Information of the other party, and all copies thereof, at the direction of the owning party and provide written proof of same upon the owning party’s reasonable request. Except as otherwise set forth in this Agreement, termination of this Agreement by either party will be a nonexclusive remedy for breach and will be without prejudice to any other right or remedy of such party at law or in equity.

6.4 Remedies. The parties agree that money damages are not a sufficient remedy for any breach or anticipated breach of Sections 2.3.3, 3.1, 5, and 8 or any other provisions of this Agreement which may cause either party irreparable injury or may be inadequately compensable in monetary damages. Accordingly, each party is entitled to specific performance, injunctive or other equitable relief as a remedy for any such breach or anticipated breach without the necessity of proving irreparable harm or posting bond and without waiving any other remedies at law or in equity which may be available in the event of any action to enforce such provisions.



7.2 Limitations of Liability. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL EITHER PARTY BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOSS OF PROFITS, EVEN IF ADVISED IN ADVANCE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. To the extent allowed by law, and except for the parties’ obligations under Section 7.3 and breaches of Sections 2.3.3, 3, 5, and 8, in no event will a party’s aggregate liability to the other party or to any third party, from all causes of action and theories of liability, exceed the commissions earned by Affiliate hereunder during the six-month period before the date the actual or alleged cause of action arose. Multiple claims will not expand this limitation.

7.3 Indemnification.

7.3.1 VanEd Indemnity. VanEd will indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Affiliate, its employees, directors, successors, and assigns from and against any third-party Damages finally awarded against Affiliate, or agreed upon by VanEd in settlement, to the extent based upon a claim that (i) Products or VELMS, as provided by VanEd and marketed by Affiliate in accordance with this Agreement, infringes such third party’s patents, copyright, or trademark; or (ii) Products do not comply with regulatory requirements.

7.3.2 Affiliate Indemnity. Affiliate will indemnify, defend, and hold harmless VanEd, its employees, directors, successors, and assigns from and against any third-party Damages finally awarded against VanEd, or agreed upon by Affiliate in settlement, to the extent such is claim based upon Affiliate’s breach of its obligations and covenants specified in this Agreement.

7.3.3 Indemnity Process. The party seeking to be indemnified will give prompt written notice to the other party of the claim against which it seeks to be indemnified and will provide the indemnifying party, at the indemnifying party’s expense, with the assistance reasonably necessary for the defense and settlement of the claim. The failure by the indemnified party to timely furnish to the indemnifying party any notice required to be furnished under this Section 7 will not relieve the indemnifying party of its obligations under this Section 7, except to the extent such failure materially and adversely prejudices the ability of the indemnifying party to defend such matter. The indemnifying party will have sole control of the defense and settlement of any such claim. The indemnifying party will not be liable for any settlement of a claim effected without its prior express written consent (which consent will not be unreasonably withheld or delayed). The indemnifying party will not enter into any settlement of any claim that would constitute an admission of guilt or liability on the part of the indemnified party, without the indemnified party’s prior express written consent (which consent will not be unreasonably withheld or delayed. The indemnified party may engage counsel of its choice at its own expense.


8.1 Confidential Information. Each party acknowledges on its own behalf, that during the term of this Agreement it (“Receiving Party") may receive from or on behalf of the other party (“Disclosing Party") nonpublic information, including, without limitation, business, financial, and technical information reasonably considered by the Disclosing Party to be valuable and proprietary (“Confidential Information"). Confidential Information also includes the terms and conditions of this Agreement and may include proprietary or confidential information of third parties that have disclosed such information to the Disclosing Party in the course of its business. Confidential Information will not include information that the Receiving Party can prove: (i) was previously rightfully in the Receiving Party’s possession (in written or other recorded form) with no obligation to maintain confidentiality; (ii) was developed by or for Receiving Party independently of, and without use of or reference to, Disclosing Party’s Confidential Information; (iii) was received from a third party who is not prohibited from disclosing the information to the Receiving Party by a contractual, legal or fiduciary obligation; or (iv) is or became available to and widely known by the public as to be reasonably regarded as public information without breach of this Agreement by the Receiving Party.

8.2 Use and Nondisclosure Obligations. During the term of this Agreement and for three years after its termination, the Receiving Party will: (i) hold the Disclosing Party’s Confidential Information in confidence and use the same degree of care to protect the Disclosing Party’s Confidential Information as it uses for its own Confidential Information of like importance but in no event using less than a reasonable standard of care; (ii) not divulge any such Confidential Information of the Disclosing Party or any information derived therefrom to any third person except as authorized hereunder; (iii) not make any use of the Disclosing Party’s Confidential Information except to carry out its rights and obligations under this Agreement; and (iv) not copy the Disclosing Party’s Confidential Information (except as necessary to carry out its rights and obligations under this Agreement). Any personnel of Receiving Party given access to the Disclosing Party’s Confidential Information must have a legitimate “need to know" and must have agreed, either as a condition of employment, representation or in a written agreement in order to obtain the Disclosing Party’s Confidential Information, to be bound by terms and conditions no less protective of the Disclosing Party than this Section 8. The Receiving Party will be liable for any of its personnel’s failure to comply with such obligation. If the Receiving Party suffers any unauthorized disclosure, loss of, or inability to account for Disclosing Party’s Confidential Information, the Receiving Party will promptly notify and cooperate with the Disclosing Party, and take such actions as may be necessary or reasonably requested by the Disclosing Party to minimize the damage.

8.3 Authorized Disclosures. The Receiving Party may disclose the Disclosing Party’s Confidential Information pursuant to the order or requirement of a court, administrative agency, or other governmental body. To the extent not prohibited by law, the Receiving Party will give reasonable notice to the Disclosing Party to allow the Disclosing Party to contest such order or requirement or seek confidentiality treatment. Each party may disclose the terms and conditions of this Agreement: (i) on a confidential basis to legal or financial advisors; (ii) pursuant to reports, applications or similar filings submitted to regulatory agencies and governing authorities as required by applicable law; or (iii) on a confidential basis in connection with any financing transaction or due diligence inquiry.


9.1 Governing Law. This Agreement will be governed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the state of Texas, exclusive of its choice of law rules, and where applicable, the laws of the United States of America.

9.2 Jurisdiction and Venue. Any action brought in connection with this Agreement will be brought exclusively in the county, district, state and federal courts in Austin, Travis County, Texas, and each party hereby consents to personal jurisdiction over it by such courts.

9.3 Non-Solicitation. Neither party will directly or indirectly solicit or encourage any employee to leave the other party’s employment during the term of this Agreement and one year thereafter. The provisions of this Section will not prohibit employment of a person who has responded to an advertisement in media circulated to the general public, including a posting on a party’s website.

9.4 Notices. All notices required or permitted to be given by one party to the other under this Agreement will be in writing and will be deemed to be delivered to the other party: (i) upon the date of receipt, if hand delivered, (ii) two business days (five business days for international addresses) after deposit in the U.S. mail if mailed to the other party by registered or certified mail, properly addressed, postage prepaid, return receipt requested, (iii) one business day (two business days for international addresses) after deposit with a national express courier for next business day delivery, or (iv) upon the date of electronic confirmation of receipt of a facsimile or email transmission, to the party’s address set forth in this Agreement or to such other address as designated by the receiving party in writing.

9.5 Assignment. Affiliate will not have any right or ability to assign or transfer (whether by merger, operation of law or otherwise) this Agreement, in whole or in part, including without limitation any rights, obligations or benefits under this Agreement without the prior written consent of VanEd (and any such attempt will be void), such consent not to be unreasonably withheld. A change of control of Affiliate will be deemed an assignment for purposes of this Section. VanEd may assign or transfer its rights and delegate its obligations under this Agreement, without Affiliate’s consent, in connection with (a) any merger, consolidation, sale of all or substantially all of VanEd’s assets, business, or capital stock, reorganization, or any similar transaction (whether by merger, operation of law or otherwise); (b) the sale, transfer or exchange of a majority interest by its shareholders; or (c) its merger with or into the third party. Subject to the foregoing, this Agreement will be bind and inure to the benefit of the parties, their respective successors and permitted assigns.

9.6 Waiver. The failure of either party to enforce its rights under this Agreement at any time for any period will not be construed as a waiver of such rights. Any waiver of any right or provision herein will not be effective unless in writing and signed by authorized representatives of both parties. The waiver or failure of either party to exercise any right provided herein will not be deemed a waiver of any further right under this Agreement.

9.7 Severability. In the event that any provision of this Agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable by a body of competent jurisdiction, that provision will be limited or severed only as necessary to eliminate such invalidity or unenforceability, and the other provisions of this Agreement will remain in full force and effect.

9.8 Relationship. The parties are independent contractors, and this Agreement is not intended to be nor will it be construed as a joint venture, association, partnership, or other form of a business organization or agency relationship. Neither party may represent that it has the authority to assume or create on an obligation on behalf of the other.

9.9 Modification of Terms and Conditions. VanEd reserves the right, in its discretion, to change, modify, add to, or remove portions of these Terms and Conditions (collectively, “Changes"), at any time. The date that Changes were last made are indicated at the top of the page and such revisions are effective as of the “Last Updated" date. VanEd will notify Affiliate of Changes by posting a revised version of these Terms and Conditions incorporating the Changes to VanEd’s website. Affiliate’s continued purchase, use of or access to the Products following the posting of these Terms and Conditions incorporating the Changes on the VanEd website will mean that Affiliate accepts and agrees to the Changes. Such Changes will apply prospectively beginning on the date the Changes are posted to the VanEd website.

9.10 Survival. The rights and obligations of the parties contained in Sections 5.1, 6.3, 7, 8, and 9, the Terms of Use, and the definitions in Section 1 will survive the termination of this Agreement.

9.11 Entire Agreement; Amendments. This Agreement constitutes the entire Agreement and understanding between the parties and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous agreements, written or oral, between VanEd and Affiliate with respect to the subject matter hereof. Any such prior agreements are hereby terminated with immediate effect. This Agreement and each of its provisions will be binding upon the parties and except as otherwise provided in these Terms and Conditions, no addition to or change in the Agreement will be effective or binding on either of the parties unless agreed to in writing by an authorized representative of Affiliate and the CEO, CFO or COO of VanEd. In the event of a conflict between these Terms and Conditions and the terms in the Agreement that reference and incorporate these Terms and Conditions, the terms in the Agreement that reference and incorporate these Terms and Conditions will prevail.

9.12 Headings and Captions; Construction; Counterparts. Section headings are used for convenience only and will in no way affect the construction or interpretation of this Agreement. This Agreement has been negotiated by the respective parties hereto and their attorneys and the language hereof will not be construed for or against either party.