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    OPT Telescopes (also known as Oceanside Photo & Telescope) is a world leader in providing astronomy and telescope equipment. From amateurs just getting started to professional institutions, we have the expertise and passion for astronomy. We welcome those who want to help grow this amazing hobby. After all, each of us is part of the OPTeam, no matter where in the world we reside. We are the Telescope Authority and we want you to be, too.

    Getting Started

    You can apply to be an OPT affiliate by filling out our Affiliate Registration form. After you complete the online application on the registration page, OPT will provide an email notification within 5-7 business days, on average. If approved, you can access your account and start sharing your product links and earning commission. 

    Commission Fees & Payment
    OPT affiliates earn a commission rate as a result of product purchases made by visitors to our Website that come directly through your affiliate links (after reduction for discounts, coupons and/or gift cards). For a product sale to be eligible for commission, the customer must follow your affiliate link to our Website, make a purchase, accept delivery of the purchase at the shipping destination, and remit full payment to us. We reserve the right to reverse commissions due to refunded or canceled orders, erroneous crediting, or any situation OPT deems valid. Commissions are paid out via PayPal. It is your responsibility to ensure your PayPal account details are accurate and up-to-date in order to receive payment. No commission will be paid out until you have accrued commission credits of at least $25.00 USD. 

    We may reject your application for any reason at our sole discretion. We generally reject applications related to applicants/websites that:

    • Promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age;
    • Promote illegal activities or are intended to harass or defame anyone;
    • Include "OPTCorp" or variations or misspellings thereof in their domain names; or
    • Otherwise violate our intellectual property rights or the intellectual property rights of others.

    If we reject your application, you are welcome to reapply to the Program at any time. If we accept your application, we reserve the right to terminate your participation in the Program for any reason in our sole discretion immediately without prior notice.

    Restrictions on promotion
    The OPT affiliate program is designed for affiliates to promote via their legitimate channels of influence only. Promotion via paid traffic (including any AdWord campaign), re-targeting, discount and/or coupon sites, or any other method, that in the sole discretion of OPT is not in accordance with the letter and spirit of these terms and conditions, will result in any commissions being denied and puts your continued participation in the OPT program in jeopardy.

    Legal Compliance
    All affiliates must comply with all federal, state and local regulations within your jurisdiction. This includes applicable governing marketing emails (i.e., CAN-SPAM Act), and all other anti-spam laws. OPT reserves the right to suspend or remove affiliates from our affiliate program at any time, without warning. Upon termination, you agree to discontinue the use of all links, logos, banners and promotional materials provided to you by OPT. Affiliates terminated due to malicious publishing tactics will also have commissions revoked and face possible omission from the OPT network. If you do not accrue the minimum commission amount when your account is terminated, any commission credits in your account will be canceled and permanently deleted from your account.

    Image Policy
    Promoting astronomy is a two-way street at OPT. We want to use your images to promote our products, as well as to give more exposure to you as an astronomer/astrophotographer. We reserve the right to use your images in our marketing efforts, and full image credit will always be given. If you wish for your images to not be included in our promotions, please email [email protected] and let us know.

    Cookie Policy
    The Program also employs a last-cookie principal. This means that we will credit a sale to a different affiliate, OPT sales channel or OPT website if after a visitor clicks through your affiliate link the visitor clicks on an affiliate link from another affiliate, or an OPT-sponsored advertisement.

    Details regarding the terms and conditions are subject change.

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