VisionAppster Store Seller Manual
In this Seller Manual Users can find essential information concerning the Selling Feature of VisionAppster Store and how to become a Seller.
Updated March 3, 2020.
VisionAppster Store constitutes of two different features, which are Selling and Purchase. With the Selling feature, the Seller may upload its Components into the VisionAppster Cloud (software code including any associated documentation) which it has developed by using VisionAppster Builder. Subject to acceptance of separate agreement between VisionAppster and the Seller and paying an annual Seller account fee of ninety-nine (99) euros, the Seller gets access to VisionAppster Store's Selling features and may provide its Component and make it publicly available to be licensed by other users on the Store by using the VisionAppster Cloud as a platform for transaction executed between the Seller and other users. The Seller may also purchase other Sellers' Components available in the Store and create new Components in which are integrated other Users' Components.
Components may be integrated meaning that the Seller's Component may include also other User's Component(s) and is made available as an Integrated Component to Users upon ordering process between Seller and User. In the event of uploading an Integrated Component, the Seller shall enter any relevant information, such as related components, related dependencies and related product images. The version and price of an Integrated Component will be frozen at the time of uploading it into the Store, in order to verify the division of payments between the Seller and other Users whose Components are included in the Integrated Component.
How to start?
To be able to use VisionAppster Store as a Seller, the User must register a Seller account to VisionAppster Cloud.
How to open a VisionAppster Store Seller account:
1) Go to VisionAppster Store Seller registering site;
2) Click "Sign as a Seller"
2) Enter the required information;
3) Read and agree to VisionAppster Store Seller Agreement;
4) Pay the VisionAppster Seller account fee;
5) Go to your email and click the verification link sent to you;
6) Check out your phone and fill the pin code we send to you to the indicated box;
7) Start to make money with VisionAppster Store!
Every time Seller logs in the VisionAppster Store, the Seller is required to use two-way authentication process. With this procedure VisionAppster is able to maintain a better security level for all Users of VisionAppster Platform.
What does a Seller account include?
When registering a VisionAppster Store Seller account, the User shall enter the required information and pay an annual ninety-nine (99) € Seller account fee.
Against the payment:
– Seller is allowed to distribute its Components via VisionAppster Store;
– VisionAppster handles worldwide payment processing;
– VisionAppster takes care of the paper work with EULA and other agreements;
– Seller gets online support on its Seller account.
Appointment of Agent
When the User enters into an agreement with VisionAppster to become a Seller, the User appoints VisionAppster as its agent for marketing and sales purposes in relation to the User's Components as set forth in Store Seller Agreement. By appointing VisionAppster as its agent, the Seller agrees and undertakes that VisionAppster is entitled to a service fee from the price of the Component that the Seller sets for the Component (excluding payment processing fee and all applicable taxes that VisionAppster is obliged to collect) when uploading and making it available for other Users to license.
How to add your Components to sale
After the User has registered as a Seller on VisionAppster Cloud, the User is allowed to upload its Component to VisionAppster Cloud and make it publicly available for other Users to license. When uploading its Component and Seller Material to the Store, the Seller shall decide upon:
a) uploading the Component to be available on the Store;
b) if applicable, selection of other Users' Components for purpose of creating Integrated Component;
c) providing information required on the upload site;
d) choosing the license under which the Seller wants to put its Component under;
e) price of each Component and/or Integrated Component;
f) selection and providing of Seller Material;
g) setting the applicable EULA that conforms Store Seller Agreement.
VisionAppster shall review the uploaded Component before it is made available to other Users. VisionAppster retains the right to require modifications to the Component. VisionAppster may perform the review as many times as needed in order to make sure that the Component is acceptable and in compliance with any Requirements. VisionAppster shall also be entitled to any other needed actions, including without limitation to rejecting or deleting a Component.
What information is Seller required to give to VisionAppster?
When the User is willing to become a Seller, the User is obliged to give information to VisionAppster as follows:
● Email address
● Mobile number
● Address, postal code, city and country of residence
● PayPal account information
● VAT number (EU/EEA residents) or other indirect tax number
● Business or Personal ID
● Copy of User's passport and utility bill (for example electricity or water bill)
What if Seller wants to change the information on its Seller account?
Seller is allowed to change its account information (e.g. contact information, password and other information except 1) company tax id -status and 2) the PayPal account information) on the Cloud dashboard. If Seller is willing to change the information concerning PayPal account, the Seller shall sent a Support request to VisionAppster via Cloud's Support request tool. VisionAppster will freeze the Seller's account for the time that VisionAppster authenticates the change of Seller's PayPal account information.
Term & Termination
The Seller Agreement comes into effect when the User signs as a Seller and ticks the "acceptance box". Both parties are entitled to terminate the Account and Agreement for convenience by giving electronic or written notice to the other party thirty (30) days in advance. In the event of User's breach of the VisionAppster Store Seller Agreement, VisionAppster may terminate User's Seller account with immediate effect.
If User encounters a problem with its use of VisionAppster Store's Selling Feature after registering as a Seller, User is allowed to submit a support request to VisionAppster through its Seller account to get online support.
Licensing & Pricing
Component licensing options at VisionAppster Store
Seller can choose between different licensing options as follows:
● Monthly subscription license: Licensee pays recurring license fee once a month unless the Licensee terminates subscription forty-eight (48) hours before the beginning of a new subscription period.
● Per seat license: Licensee pays license fee per device and/or client in which the Licensee uses the Component.
● Usage based license: Licensee pays a license fee per API requests made.
The Licensee shall be allowed to sublicense the original Seller's Component as a part of its Integrated Component with the license options the original Seller has provided its original Component.
Licensees shall have a valid license for all versions of the Component that have the same major version number. When the Seller updates the Component so that the major version number changes, the Component will not be compatible with the previous versions with a different major version number and the Licensees will have to purchase a new version for the price set by the Seller to get a license for the new version with different major version number.
Component pricing on VisionAppster Store
Seller may choose to upload its Component to be made available free of charge (applicable only for per seat and monthly subscription licenses) or for a license fee. Seller may set the Price for license (excluding applicable value added, sales, goods and services or other similar indirect taxes and payment processing fees) to Components in euros (EUR). To the Price set by the Seller will VisionAppster add VAT or other indirect taxes (if applicable) and payment processing fee. The Prices set under this Section will determine the amount of funds Seller will receive. As Seller's agent, VisionAppster collects all Prices payable by Licensees for Components acquired by those Licensees.
Per seat license pricing
The price of a Per seat license shall be at least one (1) euro due administrative expenses. From the Price payable by the Licensee (excluding indirect taxes collected by VisionAppster) shall be deducted first all applicable administrative fees (included but not limited to payment processing fee, possible refunds etc.). From the residual net Price will VisionAppster withhold thirty (30) per cent as a service fee and the remaining seventy (70) will be remitted to the Seller.
Monthly subscription pricing
The price of a Monthly subscription license shall be at least one (1) euro per month due administrative expenses. From the Price payable by the Licensee (excluding indirect taxes collected by VisionAppster) shall be deducted first all applicable administrative fees (included but not limited to payment processing, possible refunds etc.). From the residual net Price will VisionAppster withhold thirty (30) per cent as a service fee and the remaining seventy (70) will be remitted to the Seller.
Usage based license pricing
The price of a Usage based license shall be at least one tenth (0,1) of an euro per 1000 API requests due administrative expenses. From the Price payable by the Licensee (excluding indirect taxes collected by VisionAppster) shall be deducted first all applicable administrative fees (included but not limited to payment processing fee, possible refunds etc.). From the residual net Price will VisionAppster withhold seventy-five (75) per cent as a service fee and the remaining twenty-five (25) will be remitted to the Seller.
In this purpose API request means every call that the application or other software makes to VisionAppster's Cloud Engine server.
Can Seller change the price of a Component?
If Seller wants to change the price of its Component on VisionAppster Store, it can be made subject to the following:
Generally, the price of a license can be changed for the purchases following the price change.
Components that the Seller has uploaded and made available in the Store free of charge, the Seller may not in future collect any license fees for those Component copies that have been purchased free of charge earlier. If Seller chooses to change its Component from free of charge to subject of a license fee, the Seller is obliged to upload a new version of the Component to the Store.
Price for per seat license can be changed for the new Licensees who have not previously purchased licenses for the Component in question.
The price of monthly subscription license can be changed for the purchases following the change. For Licensees who have purchased the subscription license before the price change, the previous price set by the Seller shall remain in force for six (6) months after the end of the month when the Seller makes the change. After that the Licensee shall decide if it wants to continue to purchase the license with the new price or stop purchasing the subscription.
The price of Usage based license can be changed for the purchases following the change. For Licensees who have activated the Usage based license before the price change, the previous price set by the Seller shall remain in force for six (6) months after the end of the month when the Seller makes the change. After that, the price will be updated to the price of that moment.
What if the Seller wants to remove its Component from VisionAppster Store?
If the Seller wants to remove a Component from the Store, such Component will be removed from the Store's Component selection within a time period of sixty (60) days (VisionAppster will, however, keep a copy of such Component for administrative purposes). Despite the removal, license to Component granted before removal will remain at the use of the Licensees for the purpose of being integrated as part of Integrated Component for one hundred eighty (180) days after the Component has been removed from the Store's Component selection.
Payments & Taxes
How will Seller get paid?
Remittance payments (i) are made to Seller's PayPal account; (ii) require Seller to provide necessary information related to remittance on the Seller's VisionAppster Cloud account; and (iii) subject to the foregoing requirements, will be made no later than forty-five (45) days following the end of the monthly period in which the amount in question was received by VisionAppster from the Licensee. No later than forty-five (45) days following the end of each monthly period, VisionAppster makes available to the Seller on its VisionAppster Cloud account a sales report in sufficient detail to permit the Seller to identify the Components sold in that monthly period and the total amount to be remitted to the Seller by VisionAppster.
The reason VisionAppster holds Seller's share of the sales for forty-five (45) days is that in this period VisionAppster is able to handle all possible claims with respect to the Seller's Component sales in the month in question.
Payment Processing Fee
VisionAppster shall add a payment processing fee (4,5%) to the price the Seller sets for its Component. The payment processing fee will be calculated based on the total transaction price (including taxes, if applicable).
In the event that the sale of any of the Components to any Licensee is subject to any value added, sales, use, goods and services, or other similar tax or levy, under applicable law, VisionAppster shall collect and remit tax concerning of the sales of the Components in the countries described in this User Manual. If any price payable by any Licensee for any of the Component is subject to any other tax or other government levy of whatever nature, the full amount of that tax or levy shall be solely for Seller's account, and shall not reduce the service fee to which VisionAppster is entitled with respect to the Terms.
Seller shall be obliged to provide to VisionAppster all information, including but not limited to any needed certification or documentation needed for the tax authorities to account for performance of Seller's obligations. Without limitation of any other remedies under the Terms or at law, any Seller's failure to provide aforementioned information or documentation will be considered as basis for VisionAppster to suspend payment to Seller under the Terms indefinitely until provision of such information or documentation. Suspended payment shall not accrue or be entitled to any interest of any kind.
Seller agrees that it has sole responsibility and liability for any actions related to Seller's Taxes or other applicable duties. Seller shall indemnify and hold VisionAppster harmless against any and all claims by any tax authority for any underpayment of any value added, sales, goods and services, use or other tax or levy, and any penalties and/or interest thereon.
Tax remittance country list
In the event that the sale of any of the Components to any Licensee is subject to any value added, sales, use, goods and services, or other similar tax or levy, under applicable law, VisionAppster shall collect and remit the aforementioned taxes of sales that are made in the following countries:
United Arab Emirates
* VisionAppster shall collect and remit aforementioned taxes for the sales in the following provinces: Quebec, Saskatchewan.
** VisionAppster shall collect and remit aforementioned taxes for the sales in the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Washington D.C., West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.
All sales made on VisionAppster Store are final and non-refundable, unless otherwise required by applicable law.
Terms and conditions concerning refunds on Components, that are licensed from the Store, are the third-party payment processor's standard terms and conditions.
Where a refund is provided by VisionAppster on Seller's behalf under the Terms, may VisionAppster withhold Seller's share of the refund amount from future Transactions of the Seller or from Seller's current balance.
Privacy and Data Protection
Seller is the data controller who determines the purpose and means of the processing of Personal Data of the Licensees. VisionAppster is the data processor for the Personal Data processed in connection with the Seller's use of the Store and based on the Seller Agreement, processes Personal Data on behalf of the Seller.