Sweeten Terms & Conditions

This agreement is made and entered into by and between Sweeten, located at PO Box 3414, New York, NY 10008-3414, and our referrers, whereby a referrer will recommend Sweeten’s services in exchange for referral rewards.

Sweeten provides residential and commercial renovation-related services. Sweeten hereby grants to referrer a nonexclusive, nontransferable right to market and otherwise promote services to others.

What is Sweeten’s Referral Program?
It’s our way of thanking people (“Members”) for sending homeowners our way who are looking to renovate their home or business. As a token of our appreciation, we will provide a $30 payment to the Member for a listed project on Sweeten's platform that is matched with at least (1) Sweeten general contractor.

When did this Referral Program begin?
The referral program goes into effect on September 17, 2021.

How does the Referral Program work?
Interested parties may register for this program via the registration page: https://sweeten.referralrock.com/v2/13/register
Upon registration, users ("Members") will be issued a dedicated referral link. This link will allow others ("Referrals") to post projects for general contractor matching on Sweeten's platform. Your unique referral link will allow us to track any Referral projects that are posted on Sweeten and attribute the project to the correct referring Member. 

A Referral project is considered "Approved" and meets the criteria for reward payment by Sweeten under the following criteria:
  • The Referral's project is within one of Sweeten's service areas, and
  • The Referral has provided the Sweeten platform with the adequate data needed to successfully provide at least one (1) Sweeten general contractor matches for the project, and
  • The Referral is a legitimate representative of the property owner/renovating party, as determined by Sweeten Once the Referral project has met the criteria for Approval, it will be reviewed by Sweeten, and the Member will receive payment via ACH transfer within 30 days.  
  • Please Note: Sweeten cannot guarantee the payment of rewards if the Referral user has not posted a project through the Member's specific referral link, and cannot be amended retroactively.  

    How do I refer a friend?
    1) Complete the registration process here: https://sweeten.referralrock.com/v2/13/register

    2) You'll be emailed your unique referral link after completing registration.
    3) Share your referral link directly, or use the auto-share buttons for social media or email.
    Please note: Members can only participate in (1) Sweeten Referral Program. Users may not participate in multiple Sweeten Referral Program(s) and may be removed from multiple programs at the discretion of Sweeten.

    How many people can I refer?
  • There is no limit to the number of Referrals a Member may invite via referral link.
    Who is eligible to participate?
    • You must have successfully registered for Sweeten's Renovation Program. 
    • In order to earn rewards, your Referral must have posted a new project on or after September 17, 2021, on Sweeten's platform. Reward payment will not be issued for projects posted before September 17, 2021.
    • In order to earn rewards through this Referral program, you may not be an existing member of Sweeten's Customer, Broker, Design VIP, or GC Recruiting referral programs. Participation in Sweeten Referral programs is limited to (1) registration per user. Members may not combine rewards as a result of registering for multiple Referral programs.

    How do I track my referrals?
  • Members will receive notification emails via Referral Rock per Referral generated. 
Once I earn a referral, when will I receive my reward?
Payment will occur within 30 days of meeting the criteria for Approval as stated in the Terms and Conditions. This allows time for us to thoroughly review the Referral project before issuing rewards.

How many rewards can I earn?
There is no limit to how many rewards you can earn; however, you are limited to one reward per Referral generated.

If I register on Sweeten, how will you use my email? 
We do not sell email addresses or send spam. It will be used for communication purposes and company updates. 

Are there any special restrictions or rules for the program?
This program has a simple set of rules to ensure that users are referring their friends, and not spamming large lists or referring themselves. The rules are:

→ Users may earn one (1) reward for each valid referral.

→ Users may not use spam to obtain referrals. 

→ Users may not acquire referrals through unsolicited e-mail to persons unknown to them, or message board postings, where the postings are unrelated to the topic of discussion or otherwise violate the terms of the site.

Technical Matters
In addition, you may not: (a) read, intercept, record, redirect, interpret, or fill in the contents of any electronic form or other materials submitted to us by any person or entity; (b) in any way modify, redirect, suppress, or substitute the operation of any button, link, or other interactive feature of our site; (c) make any orders or subscription requests, or engage in other transactions of any kind on our site on behalf of any third party, or authorize, assist, or encourage any other person or entity to do so; (d) take any action that could reasonably cause any customer confusion as to our relationship with you, or as to the site on which any functions or transactions (e.g., search, order, browse, and so on) are occurring; or (e) post or serve any advertisements or promotional content around or in conjunction with the display of our site (e.g., through any "framing" technique or technology or pop-up windows), or assist, authorize, or encourage any third party to take any such action. If we determine, in our sole discretion, that you have engaged in any of the foregoing activities, we may (without limiting any other rights or remedies available to us) withhold any referral reward otherwise payable to you under this agreement and/or terminate this agreement.

Referral Reward
The Member will earn a reward once the Referral project reaches the Approved state, as determined by Sweeten. The current reward per Referral is $30 for the Member. This will be issued via ACH transfer. 

Sweeten may, at its sole discretion, refuse service to any customer.

License Grant Sweeten Marks
Subject to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, Sweeten hereby grants referrer a nonexclusive, non-transferable license to use the Sweeten trademarks, logos, and copyrighted material ("Sweeten Marks") solely in connection with promoting the Services. Partner hereby acknowledges and agrees that (i) the Sweeten Marks are owned solely and exclusively by Sweeten or its affiliates, (ii) except as set forth herein, referrer has no right, title or interest in or to the Sweeten Marks; and (iii) all use of the Sweeten Marks by referrer shall inure to the benefit of Sweeten and its subsidiaries. referrer agrees that it shall not engage, participate or otherwise become involved in any activity or course of action that diminishes and/or tarnishes the image and/or reputation of Sweeten or of any Sweeten Mark.

Use and Display of Sweeten Marks
Referrer acknowledges and agrees that the presentation and image of Sweeten Marks should be uniform and consistent with respect to all promotion associated with the Sweeten Marks. Accordingly, referrer agrees to use the Sweeten Marks solely in the manner in which Sweeten shall specify from time to time in Sweeten’s’ sole discretion.

Marketing Practices
Referrer further agrees: (i) to be solely responsible for any expenses incurred to promote this program on their part; (ii) use best efforts to successfully market, advertise and sell Sweeten Services during the term of this agreement; (iii) not engage in any deceptive, misleading, illegal, or unethical practices that may be detrimental to Sweeten or its services; (iv) not make any representations, warranties, or guarantees on behalf of Sweeten, or otherwise concerning Sweeten Services that are inconsistent with or in addition to any such representations, warranties, or guarantees made by Sweeten; and (v) use the then-current name as used by Sweeten (but will not represent or imply that a referrer is a partner or employee of Sweeten).

Term & Termination
The term of this agreement shall continue until it is terminated. Either party may terminate this agreement at any time upon providing written notice to the other party.

Upon expiration or termination of this agreement for any reason, all rights and obligations of the parties under this agreement shall be extinguished, except that: (a) all accrued payment obligations hereunder shall survive such expiration or termination, if applicable; and (b) any other provisions of this agreement that should reasonably survive expiration or termination shall survive such expiration or termination.

Referrer shall defend, indemnify, and hold Sweeten, its affiliates, and any of their officers, directors, agents and employees harmless from and against any action, claim or suit brought against Sweeten or its affiliates, including any and all losses, damages, costs, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ reward) arising from or out of: (a) any breach or alleged breach by referrer of any representation, warranty or other obligation of referrer under this agreement; (b) any alleged or actual violation by referrer of any laws, policies, guidelines, regulations, ordinances, rules and/or orders of any governmental authority or regulatory body having jurisdiction over Sweeten and the subject matter hereof; (c) the negligence or willful misconduct of referrer, its employees or agents; or (d) referrer’s advertising, marketing, promotion, sale, or distribution of any of the qualifying services.

No Disparagement
Referrer shall not, directly or indirectly, disparage Sweeten, any Sweeten Mark (including trademarks, service marks and other such marks, registered or not and/or the Sweeten Services, during the term of this agreement and for a period of twelve months thereafter. Furthermore, referrer shall not solicit or hire any employee or consultant of Sweeten to leave their employment or consulting relationship with Sweeten during the term of this agreement and for a period of twelve months thereafter.

Non-Competition & Non-Solicitation
In order to protect the legitimate business interests of Sweeten, referrer agrees that during the term of this agreement and for a period of 24 months thereafter, referrer or its stakeholders will not directly or indirectly, whether as owner, sole proprietor, partner, shareholder, director, member, consultant, agent, founder, co-venture partner or otherwise, (i) do anything to divert or attempt to divert from Sweeten any business of any kind, including, without limitation, solicit or interfere with any of Sweeten's customers, clients, members, business partners, (ii) engage, invest or participate in any business that is similar to those which Sweeten has created or has under development during the business relationship.

Limitation of Liability
Sweeten shall not be liable or obligated under any section of this agreement, or under contract, negligence, strict liable or obligated under any section of this agreement, or under contract, negligence, strict liability or other legal or equitable theory, for any indirect, special, incidental, lost profits or lost data in connection with this agreement.

Other Provisions
If any provision of this agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, the remaining provisions will continue in full force without being impaired or invalidated in any way. The parties agree to replace any invalid provision with a valid provision, which most closely approximates the intent and economic effect of the invalid provision. Headings are used for convenience of reference only and in no way define, limit, construe or describe the scope or extent of any section, or in any way affect this agreement.

This agreement does not confer on either Party any rights that are exclusive. Each Party is free to contract with others with respect to the subject matter of this agreement.

Relationship of the parties
The parties are independent contractors and nothing in this agreement shall make them joint venturers, Companies, employees, agents or other representatives of the other Party. Neither Party shall make any representation that suggests otherwise.

This agreement will be governed by the laws of the United States and the state of New York, without reference to rules governing choice of laws. This agreement may not be assigned by either party without the prior written consent of the non-assigning party. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Sweeten may assign this agreement to the surviving entity in the case of a merger, acquisition or sale of all or of substantially all of its assets without the consent of the referrer. Subject to that restriction, this agreement will be binding on, inure to the benefit of, and be enforceable against the parties and their respective successors and assigns. Our failure to enforce your strict performance of any provision of this agreement will not constitute a waiver of our right to subsequently enforce such provision or any other provision of this agreement.

Misc. Conditions

Participants in the Program must comply with all up-to-date “spam” laws. Any distribution of your referral link that could constitute unsolicited commercial email or “spam” under any applicable law or regulation is expressly prohibited and will be grounds for immediate termination of your account and exclusion from Sweeten’s Referral Program. Sweeten reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to prohibit any Member from participating in any aspect of the Program if Sweeten deems or suspects that such Member has engaged in or has attempted to engage in any of the following: a) acting in violation of these Program Terms and Conditions; b) damaging, tampering with or corrupting the operation of the Program or Site; c) acting with intent to annoy, harass, or abuse any other person; d) any inappropriate, uncooperative, disruptive, fraudulent, potentially fraudulent, or unusual behavior or activity; or e) activity deemed in the sole discretion of Sweeten to be generally inconsistent with the intended operation of the Program. Sweeten shall be the sole determiner in cases of suspected abuse, fraud, or breach of these Program Terms and Conditions or intent of these Program Terms and Conditions.