Business Affiliation Agreement
Business Affiliation Agreement
Are you ready to get more clients through business affiliations?
If you’re not ready – this document can still help. It will guide you on what you could propose.
If you are ready – let us get you protected. This affiliation agreement is going to help to set expectations and legal protection of the relationship.
As a photographer, it can be tempting to go it alone. But professional isolation can be dangerous. Being too independent can damage your business and burn you out.
Affiliating with another company can be an effective way to not only save yourself from burnout but take your business to the next level. By teaming up with other companies, you can acquire clients and grow your business.
From boutiques to florists, caterers to salons, business affiliations can be key to your success as a photographer.
That's why our team of lawyers and photographers at TheLawTog® developed, reviewed, and approved this Business Affiliation Contract. We think this is a pretty awesome combo—legal expertise and photographer know-how.
This business affiliation contract will help you set expectations and legally protect the affiliate relationship. The document is intended for referral fees for referred and booked clients, along with the inclusion of photographer marketing materials and photograph displays in the Business Vendor's workplace.
Not quite ready for affiliates? This document can serve as a helpful guide on what you could propose when the time comes.
The immediate download covers the following provisions:
Relationship: length of agreement, defining the relationship, defining the scope of the agreed to actions by both parties, and defining what constitutes a referred client
Referral Fees: compensation and payment, cancellation by client, notification to client in accordance with laws, and business vendor's usage
Photographic Displays: grant to vendor, use of images, modification and reproduction, display and safekeeping, request of images, procurement of images, copyright ownership, and compensation for use
Marketing Material Distribution: purchase of materials, modification and reproduction, request for additional materials, compensation for use
Additional Provisions: exclusivity, indemnification, third party infringement, force majeure, termination of contract (including deadlines, right of first refusal, and relocation of business vendor outside photographer's area), renewal of contract (including deadlines and right of first refusal), confidentiality, and legal miscellany.
Not only do our photography contracts provide legal protection, they position you as a credible business owner. Affiliates will respect your clear rules, detailed expectations, and you!
As an affordable way to protect your business, our lawyer-drafted, photographer-approved contracts are a must-have investment for your long-term success.
Average cost for lawyer drafting: $1,200
This agreement saves you an average of $901
Template in .doc for easy copy-paste
Highlighted guides and notes for easy fill-in-the-blank customization
Access to TLT KNOWLEDGE BASE - explanations of key contractual provisions so you understand and can explain to your clients
#1 Download instantly via email
#2 Back-up to your digital file system for use in future
#3 Fill-in-the-blank and edit based on guides in the contract
#4 Copy/paste into any online contract signing system or CRM for use!
Why choose TheLawTog?
Headed by Rachel Brenke, TheLawTog is the only dedicated resource for photographers. With practicing lawyers, business consultants, CPA, financial planners (and more!) you’ll get information with first-hand experience to help your photography business.
Can I edit the contracts?
Yes! They come as .doc files so you can fill-in-the-blank, remove or add what you need. We provide options and headings to easily allow for editing.
Can I use these contracts if not in the US?
TheLawTog®’s contract forms are drafted on general American law-based contract principles and are applicable to many states. Due to variations in law based on location and business policies, the contracts are editable and easily adaptable. If you are a photographer outside the US, the policies may be implemented for your business, but U.S. Federal Copyright laws and other legal theories may not apply. For example, in the United States, unless otherwise contracted, the photographer retains copyright ownership of images. However, in other countries, the law may give the copyright ownership to the client and necessitate a provision for transfer.
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