Referral Terms and FAQMPOWER FINANCING, PUBLIC BENEFIT CORPORATION
Last Modified: June 18, 2018
Do I need to be a borrower in order to make a referral?
Who is the “Referrer” and who is the “Referee?”
Am I eligible to make a referral?
Do referral programs and rewards change from time to time?
When does the current referral offer end?
When will I receive my reward?
If I already have a loan application with MPOWER, can I create a new one to be eligible for the referral program?
My Referee completed the application but forgot to enter my details. Can I still claim my reward?
How will I receive my reward?
Is there a limit to the number of friends I can refer?
If I refer someone and they do not complete their application, will I find out?
How will you know that my friend applied as a result of my referral?
What are the tax implications of this referral program?
HOW THE REFERRAL PROGRAM WORKS
Active MPOWER clients, applicants and borrowers will be given a unique referral code to share with their friends, family members or colleagues via email as an invitation to participate in the referral program. Users who refer are called “Referrers.” Individuals who receive a referral link are called “Referred Customers.” An “eligible” Referrer who is fully compliant with these Terms and Conditions may receive “Reward(s)” for every “Qualified Referral.”
To be “eligible,” a Referrer must:
- be at least 18 years old.
- have an account with MPOWER and is registered as an applicant
- not be an employees of MPOWER or any of its or their subsidiaries, affiliates or promotional agencies, including immediate family and household members.
MAKING A REFERRAL
An individual must set up an online account to make a referral or already have an online account with MPOWER. The individual may then have access to a unique referral code which they can share with their friend, family member or colleagues. Once an individual refers a friend, family member or colleague, he/she becomes a Referrer and may be eligible for the program benefits.
Referrers must respect the spirit of the Program by only referring real individuals who meet the requirements of these Terms and Conditions. Referrers cannot refer themselves. For example, a Referrer may not create multiple or fake accounts with MPOWER or participate in the Program using multiple or fake email addresses or identities.
Referrers agree not to solicit applications for MPOWER’s student loan product. Referrers also agree not to compensate, or accept any compensation from, Referred Customers in connection with such referrals. Referrers further agree that their activities will be limited to informing Referred Customers about MPOWER’s student loan product so that they may independently decide whether or not to apply for such product. Referrers may not collect information from Referred Customers for the sole purpose of completing a loan application for or assisting with filling out a loan application for the student loan refinancing product.
A Qualified Referral means that all the following conditions are met:
- The Referred Customer completed the application process with MPOWER by selecting ‘referred by a friend’ under the ‘How did you hear about us’ drop down and using the referrer’s details. If a Referred Customer purchases or registers with the Service using any other link or method, the registration will not count as a Qualified Referral and the Referrer will not earn Credit.
- The Referred Customer was not previously registered with the Service under any email address or alias;
- The Referred Customer is at least 18 years old.
REWARD FOR QUALIFIED REFERRALS
Rewards can only be awarded for Qualified Referrals.
Referrer and Referred Customers that have signed up using a valid referral link might receive a reward, which might or might not be cash or credit. Details of the referral rewards and additional terms will be shown in the referral invitation or accompanying promotional materials. Reward fulfillment details will be shown in the referral email invitation as well. Any national, federal, state and local taxes and duties are the sole responsibility of the Referrer and referee respectively.
VERIFIED QUALIFIED REFERRALS
Rewards are subject to verification. The Company may delay a Reward for the purposes of investigation. They may also refuse to verify and process any transaction Company deems, in its sole discretion, to be fraudulent, suspicious, in violation of these Terms and Conditions, or believes will impose potential liability on Company, its subsidiaries, affiliates or any of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives, and agents.
All of the Company’s decisions are final and binding, including decisions as to whether a Qualified Referral, Credit or Reward is verified.
MPOWER Loans are available to undergraduate and graduate, domestic and international students enrolled at eligible universities. We require our borrowers be at least 18 years old or age of majority, and within two years of graduation. For more detailed information on loan eligibility, please see our FAQ page.
Referral messages should be sent only through the Referral Program as described in these Terms & Conditions. Please send your referrals only to eligible friends, and refrain from mass emailing colleagues and former classmates. Use only truthful, non-misleading statements that accurately reflect MPOWER’s Program Loans and the Referral Program when sending a referral message. Friends don’t spam friends!
NO SPAM OR SOLICITATION
You must comply with all applicable laws, regulations, and guidelines, including any applicable “SPAM” laws. Any email you send must be created and distributed personally by you; bulk email distribution and the use of automated devices or third party services is prohibited. By participating in the Referral Program, you agree not to solicit loan applications for the sole purpose of accumulating referral bonus payments and will restrict your activities to informing personal contacts you believe would benefit from MPOWER’s loan products. Any distribution of a Referral Program link that could constitute unsolicited commercial email or “spam” under any applicable law or regulation, or that otherwise violates any restriction imposed by MPOWER, or is otherwise inappropriate as determined by MPOWER in its sole discretion, is expressly prohibited and will be grounds for immediate and permanent exclusion from the Referral Program.
RIGHT TO CANCEL PROGRAM OR CHANGE TERMS
MPOWER reserves the right to cancel or amend the Referral Program, including these Terms & Conditions in its sole discretion, at any time, without prior notice. MPOWER reserves the right to disqualify you from the Referral Program if any you violate any of the Referral Program’s Terms and Conditions or otherwise abuse this Program, as determined by MPOWER in its sole and absolute discretion.