Net Travel Ease INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR AGREEMENT
FIRST: TERM OF AGREEMENT
NTE hereby makes available the business opportunity to the Independent Contractor to act as an independent travel agent for NTE
and the Independent Contractor agrees to act in this capacity for a period stated here of twelve (12) months from the date above.
Upon that date, or at the end of that time period, this contract shall be extended automatically for twelve (12) months. However, if
either party to this agreement serves the other with notice in writing thirty (30) days prior to the above mentioned expiration, of their
request to terminate the agreement and not to renew, then the agreement may be terminated.
SECOND: INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR DUTIES
The Independent Contractor is hereby retained by NTE as a self-employed individual or entity to sell travel and travel services on
behalf of Net Travel Ease.
THIRD: INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR COMPENSATION
Compensation for the services rendered by the above named Independent Contractor shall receive payment of commissions on
sales as is stated following:
Computation of Compensation
A. The Independent Contractor shall be entitled to payment of commissions at 75% percent of the gross commissions including
overrides realized by NTE for sales of travel and travel services by the Independent Contractor named in this agreement with
standard Program . Unless IC is using 50% commission plan, or other as specified. It is understood that any and all expenses and
costs of these sales shall be borne by the Independent Contractor unless agreed to in writing and signed by both parties to this
agreement. Commissions are paid when received by the supplier.
IATAN or CLIA Number Usage and Commissions
As is stated, an Independent Contractor is free to do business with any other travel supplier of services. If the Independent Contractor
uses NTE's authorized International Association of Travel Agents Network number (IATAN) or Cruise Lines International Association
number (CLIA) to sell travel, then the Travel Agent is due its share of the commission paid by the travel supplier or vendor as is set
forth in Subparagraph A above.
Payment of Commissions Method Commissions are paid when we receive them or with the next pay schedule pay
The above named Independent Contractor shall be paid when commissions are received. NTE shall provide said Independent
Contractor with a thorough accounting of all commissions earned and any and all expenses incurred and attributable to those
specific sales. NTE will enclose with that accounting a check payable to the Independent Contractor in the appropriate amount
earned by the Independent Contractor less any above-mentioned expenses attributed to those sales.
The above named Independent Contractor has the right to work any number of hours she/he wishes to do so .NTE shall have no
fixed hours required of the Independent Contractor. The Independent Contractor shall not be required to attend any office meetings or
staff-training sessions. The Independent Contractor has the right to work at their own schedule of hours.
FIFTH BUSINESS SUPPLIES AND MATERIALS
The above named Independent Contractor must provide her/his own business supplies and materials for the purpose of doing
business. The Independent Contractor shall be responsible for purchase of any and all promotional materials, such as business
cards, letterhead, insurance, which includes E & O insurance and any other materials needed to promote their business.
SIXTH: PLACE OF BUSINESS AND WORK
The above named Independent Contractor may make any and all decisions in regards to where they perform their work and or sales
SEVENTH: PROFIT POTENTIAL
The Independent Contractor enjoys the opportunity and right to earn profit (profits) yielded by commissions that are earned pursuant
to this agreement.
EIGHTH: THE RISK OF LOSS
The Independent Contractor takes full responsibility of assumption of risk of loss in the event that her/his sales commissions do not
cover their incurred expenses.
NINTH: HIRING OF ASSISTANTS BY THE INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR
The Independent Contractor has the right to hire or employ or constitute an agreement with other individuals for the purpose of
accomplishing the goals she/he feels necessary for their business. The Independent Contractor incurs all expenses for said
persons as will be outlined in their separate agreements.
TENTH: NO VACATION OR OTHER BENEFITS
The above named Independent Contractor is a self-employed individual and shall not receive or earn sick pay, vacation, or other
such employee related benefits from NTE.
ELEVENTH: CUSTOMER OWNERSHIP
It is understood and agreed upon that all customers and or clients of the Independent Contractor are and shall be the sole property
of the Independent Contractor. In the event that the Independent Contractor ceases to have an association with NTE then any or all
customers / clients of the Independent Contractor shall have the freedom to do business with the Independent Contractor or any
such travel agency they should desire.
TWELVE TH RESPONSIBILITY OF TAXES & FILINGS
The above-mentioned Independent Contractor shall take the responsibility for complying with any and all local, state and federal laws
as they pertain to the performance of this agreement. This shall require the Independent Contractor to obtain any or all necessary
business licenses, state registrations and to pay any and all tax payments (federal, state, and local income taxes) as well as
payments of any applicable fees, E & O insurance or charges for social security, worker's compensation and FICA. NTE will assist
those agents residing in States requiring Sellers of Travel licenses in obtaining exemptions whenever possible. IC shall submit
proof of E&O coverage, or be added to our rider.
The NTE is not and shall not accept responsibility for payment or withholding of such items as they pertain to renderence by the
Independent contractor. It is agreed upon that the Independent Contractor holds NTE harmless for any assessments against NTE
because of any lack of payment or failure to pay the above-mentioned taxes and fees by the Independent Contractor.
THIRTEENTH TERMINATION OF AGREEMENT
TERMINATION EVENTS This agreement is not to be terminable prior to its expiration at the will of either party to the agreement, but is
terminable for the following reasons:
The death of the above named Independent Contractor or cessation of his travel business entity.
The continued inability or incapacity on the part of the Independent Contractor to the performance of her/his duties as outlined in this
The occurrence of certain circumstances that make it impracticable or impossible for the business of NTE to continue.
A failure of payment from the Independent Contractor to NTE which is owed to NTE by the Independent Contractor including payment
of annual renewal fees within a thirty day period of billing such amount, if applicable.
The Independent Contractor does not resolve any complaints from its clients within 30 days of notification from the NTE that a
If the Independent Contractor is terminated for any wrongful act related to the travel industry, the IC authorizes the information be
disseminated to the travel industry verbally or in writing and consents to either communication.
If The Independent Contractor sends any monies to the supplier other than the client's credit card payment or if the Independent
Contractor receives a commission directly from the supplier.
COMPENSATION-EFFECT OF TERMINATION ON COMPENSATION
In the event that this agreement shall terminate before the completion of the terms that are specified in this agreement, the
Independent Contractor will be entitled to any and all compensation earned by her/him prior to the termination date as is provided for
in this Agreement. This shall be computed at pro rata up to and inclusive of that date. The above named Independent Contractor
shall not be entitled to any further compensation as of the date of the termination. Commissions are earned upon the completion of
the customer's travel. All outstanding travel reservations at the time of termination shall be fully commissionable based on a written
agreement prior to termination and all pending travel reservations will remain under NTE until completed.
COMPENSATION COMMISSION - TIME LIMIT OF CLAIMS
Any and all claims by the Independent Contractor for compensation commission on any sales made by the Independent Contractor
or others are waived by the Independent Contractor if they fail to request payment and make a claim for these within Thirty (30) days
of this agreement's termination.
FOURTEENTH SOLUTIONS Any claims made or controversies that arises out of or in relation to this Agreement will be settled by
binding arbitration in the County of Maricopa in the State of Arizona.
LEGAL ATTORNEYS FEES & RELATED COSTS
If it becomes necessary to interpret the terms of this Agreement or if any action at law is needed to enforce or again interpret the
terms of this Agreement, the party prevailing shall be entitled to reasonable attorney's fees, costs, and any other needed
disbursements in addition to any other assistance to which she/he may be entitled. All actions shall be submitted for binding
arbitration in the State of Arizona.
FIFTEENTH PROVISIONS (GENERAL)
GOVERNING LAWS OF AGREEMENT This Agreement is and shall be governed by and construed according to the laws of the State
of Arizona. The State Courts in Maricopa County, Arizona shall have exclusive jurisdiction and venue over all controversies arising out
of, or relating to this agreement.
ASSIGNABILITY This Agreement is not assignable by the Independent Contractor.
VALIDITY-PARTIAL In the event that this Agreement is found by a court of competence and jurisdiction to be invalid, unenforceable, or
void, then the remaining provisions shall continue in full force without being impaired or invalidated in any way.
INDEMNIFICATION The Independent Contractor agrees that it will defend, indemnify and hold NTE harmless from all fines, suits,
claims, demands, obligations or actions of any kind, including costs and reasonable attorneys' fees by anyone allegedly arising from
or connected with the Independent Contractor's operation of its business.
CREDIT CARD CHARGES
The Independent Contractor shall be liable for any and all charges placed on the credit cards of their own business customers in the
event that such charges are declined or for which charges are paid and subsequently charged back for whatever reason, including,
but not limited to, the unauthorized or fraudulent use of a credit card. Notwithstanding any other provision of the Agreement,
reimbursement will be made seven (7) days from Independent Contractor's notification to NTE of such declined charges or
charge-backs. Independent Contractor shall be responsible for (1) keeping a client profile for each customer that uses "signature on
file," and (2) keeping a signed document (which identifies by name each person who has permission to use the card and the billing
address of the cardholder) on file that authorizes Independent Contractor or a third party to charge their card without a signed UCC,
or other valid credit card authorization format, for each transaction or unique travel occurrence.
NAME AND LOGO USAGE Both the NET TRAVEL EASE and its logo are federally registered trademarks. They may not be used
without the express written permission of the company. Use of our name or logo without written permission, outside of mention in
factual reviews or editorial context, is a violation of our trademark.
The Independent Contractor has no authority, under any circumstances, to commit NTE in writing. The Independent Contractor will
make no representations to any clients or suppliers that imply the authority to bind NTE. NTE shall not be liable to the Independent
Contractor, or any third party, for any of the Independent Contractor's actions. In the event of any dispute, litigation, or legal expenses
stemming from any transaction entered into wrongly, the Independent Contractor shall be liable for all expenses connected with the
CONFIDENTIALITY The Independent Contractor understands that any programs, ways of doing business,
lists, passwords, agency codes, agent booking sites and all information in the online agent manual belong to NTE and any
release or unauthorized use of that information is prohibited.
The confidential IATAN/CLIA code that will be disclosed to the Independent Contractor is to be used only by the Independent
Contractor and cannot be used after termination of contract. This number cannot be disclosed to any other person except
NTE reserves the right to change, modify, or amend any of these terms, conditions, and notices without prior notice