UNDERSTANDING ALL REFERRAL ISSUES AT A.O.S ACADEMY® (The No. 1 Language and Linguistics Institute)

 REVISED ON: WEDNESDAY, 18th AUGUST 2021

INTRODUCTION

In accordance with the A.O.S Academy’s Staff Information and Regulation Handbook, this policy manual points out the necessary issues relating to the referral bonuses and percentages which employees, brand ambassadors and even clients/customers are entitled to when referrals are brought into the Academy.

REFERRAL RIGHTS

As a way of encouraging more publicity and marketing efforts, each candidate or project that comes into the academy, the referring ambassador, existing client/customer or employee will be entitled to within 5-10% commission depending on the service or product purchased by such candidate/customer.

For the purpose of illustration, the Academy has three (3) major departments (Tutorial Sessions, French Language Studies and Project Assistance) from which various products and services emerge from. In the Tutorial sessions’ department for instance, a candidate who is referred to the Academy by a referee and who takes tutorials on three (3) courses for a month will pay about ₦5,000 and from that; the referee will be entitled to 5% which amounts to ₦250.

In the French studies’ department, the Academy extends within 5-10% of the candidate’s tuition fees depending on the program signed for by the candidate. There are three (3) main programs in the department namely; French beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. For the beginner program, 5% referral bonus is extended, intermediate, 7.5% and Advanced, 10%.

 In the project assistance department, the Academy boosts of a wide range of services from literature sales (past projects, relevant PDFs, articles, journals, e.t.c.), data collection, data analysis, chapter or whole project compilation. For literature sales, data collection and analysis, 5% referral bonus is extended but for chapter or whole project compilation, 10% referral bonus is extended. Thus, when a project client pays in ₦50,000 for a project compilation, the referee is entitled to ₦5,000 referral bonus.

STATUS OF REFERRALS AND REFEREES

The referral bonus and percentage are only for SIMPLE DIRECT referrals. The referral benefits just a one-time bonus/percentage at the event of referral. No form of multilevel or repeat marketing or even compound referral is allowed. The only form approved is direct. And the more people referred to the Academy by a referee, the more a referee earns once first payment has been done by the referred customer/client.

            In the event when a candidate is referred to the Academy but doesn’t purchase a product or pay for a service, no referral bonus/percentage is extended to the referee. A payment must be made to the Academy via its official payment platforms before a referee is remitted.

            All individuals, associations or other bodies who wish to serve as a referee for A.O.S Academy would be accorded as a member of the A.O.S PUBLICITY AND MARKETING TEAM. Hence, such individual, association/ body are required to abide with A.O.S PUBLICTY AND MARKETING CODE OF CONDUCT.

SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM

As a result of the fact that most referrals are spread across the geopolitical zones of the country, our official social media platform “A.O.S Academy Whatsapp Group” will be the main medium by which communication is made and relevant information is passed.

However, personal chats, calls or even texts may be used from time to time to ease or fasten communication between the referee and the Academy or in the advent such referee has no access to internet. Once the Referral Policy has been signed and sent back to the Academy, the referee will be added up to the official group.

MEETINGS

In order to bring about the best possible publicity and marketing atmosphere that would always promote adherence to the code of conduct, referees are expected to be mostly available for the weekly meetings every Saturday by 5pm online on our official Whatsapp group.

Important issues relating to all referees, bonuses/percentages, challenges and marketing tips will be discussed and if need be, payments will be made during such meetings.

SUGGESTION PROGRAM

To serve better, A.O.S Academy craves for feedback and input relating to our products, services and operations from referees. Anytime you have any to render, kindly submit suggestions personally to the Director’s office for review through our official Whatsapp account; +2348107714449.

You will be notified of the adoption or rejection of your suggestion. And if it is truly profitable to the Academy and its operations, you might be gracefully remunerated through recognition and/or stipends; this is totally dependent on the discretion of the management of the Academy.

NON-DISCLOSURE

Referees agree that, except as directed by the Academy, the referee will not at any time, whether during or after his contract with the Academy, disclose to any person or use any Confidential Information, or permit any person to examine and/or to make copies of any documents which contain or are derived from Confidential Information, whether prepared by them or otherwise coming from the Referee’s possession or control without prior written permission of the Academy.

AGREEMENT

This code of conduct serves as a binding agreement in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Academy with marketers.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned have hereunto set their hands as of the date first above written.

            ACADEMY                                                               REFEREE

_______________________________            _____________________________

Authorized Signature                                            Authorized Signature

_______________________________            ______________________________

_______________________________            ______________________________

Print Name and Title                                                 Print Name and Title

BANK DETAILS

Fill in the form with the bank account details in which you want your referral bonuses should be sent to.

Bank Name: ___________________________________________________________________


Account Name: ________________________________________________________________

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Account Number: _______________________________________________________________

A.O.S PUBLICITY AND MARKETING CODE OF CONDUCT

            To ensure orderly publicity operations and to provide the best possible marketing environment, A.O.S Academy expects referees to follow rules of conduct that will protect the interests and safety of all customers/clients and the Institute.

            It is not possible to list all the forms of behavior that are considered unacceptable in the institute during the course of publicity and marketing. However, the following are examples of infractions of rules of conduct that may result in disciplinary action, up to and including withdrawal of referral rights:

  • Dissemination of inappropriate or misleading information about our offerings, products or services in the Academy
  • Making false promises to clients and customers in order to convince them into getting into the Academy
  • Transfer or distribution of illicit, adult-rated contents through our official platforms in the process of publicity
  • Fighting or threatening customers or clients or even other referees
  • Insubordination or other disrespectful conduct
  • Negligence of improper conduct leading to the leakage of confidential information
  • Unauthorized disclosure of business secrets or confidential information
  • Sexual or other unlawful or unwelcome harassment
  • Excessive absenteeism or any absence without notice during meetings
  • Unsatisfactory performance or conduct during publicity