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Rules for the road: I Need My Traffic Policies and Rules

We have established these rules to help make everyone's experience here the best experience possible.

Station rules: Site content

The following restrictions apply to any page being promoted through I Need My Traffic :

  • Any code, intentional or accidental, which interrupts the flow of a members browser:
    • Frame breakers are not permitted
    • Pop-ups, Pop-unders, slide-in windows are not permitted
    • Any script, image, or other element which causes a windows-dialog to appear, including but not limited to:
      • Automatic downloads
      • Automatic form submission
      • Blatant scripting errors
  • Sites may not display any of the following types of material:
    • Illegal, hacking, warez
    • Pornographic, abusive, obscene or vulgar
    • Racism, Hate-mongering
    • Gambling, including Bingo, Lotteries, Casino Games
    • Ponzis, pyramid schemes, Investment Surfs, HYIPs and other unsustainable programmes
    • Other material deemed by us to be objectionable
  • Sites must be in English.
  • Sites must be family friendly

Any site violating these rules will be suspended from rotation (taken off the tracks), and the member will receive a warning. Blatant and/or repeated violation of content rules is grounds for account termination.

Rider rules: Restrictions on membership

  • Members must join for themselves. Any member caught filling in forms "on behalf of" another member will face immediate account closure.
  • Membership is limited to one membership id per physical human being. (In other words, different accounts under different email addresses that end up at the same person is a violation of our policies.)
  • Members may only use one surf browser at a time. No extra credits will be generated by opening a second surf browser to the same account.
  • Members may not spoof or tamper with our surf system. Attempts to do so will lead to account termination, and potential membership banning (meaning you can't re-join).
  • Members may not send Unsolicited Commercial Email (UCE or spam) promoting I Need My Traffic in any way, shape or form. We take spam seriously: if you don't have direct permission to send someone email, you may not advertise on our behalf. If you do so will be suspended and may lead to account termination, and potential membership banning (meaning you can't re-join).
    NOTE: You may use safelists you are a member of to promote the site.
  • You may not use an auto-responder on your Email account. If we get automated or bounce messages from your email address, your account will be suspended.
  • The Administrations decision is final

General Member Rules

  • This is a traffic exchange, you are presumed to be using the system to gain traffic to your sites.
  • You are expected therefore to keep your account active. An account will be deemed inactive if:
    • You have no ads submitted for more than 3 months.
    • You have not surfed for 6 months.
  • an account we deem to be inactive may be subject to closure with forfeiture of all earnings, credits, and downlines.
  • If you have purchased credits within the last 6 months, or have a current upgrade, the inactivity counter will not apply to your account
We appreciate that there are times when circumstances may prevent a member maintaining activity on their account, but would wish to retain their account. In such circumstances please contact us to discuss your situation so that we may make a more informed decision on your account

Referrals page views for credits

You may show our referral page through other traffic exchanges. In your weekly statistics report, you will also get ratios for referrals (how many views, versus how many unique views). Credits are given in exchange for unique views in a 24-hour period. We will attempt to store a cookie on the viewer's browser so you can qualify for referral credits from them if they join.

Referral credits

If a member signs up through your referral page, or through our main join screen within 30 days of viewing your referral page (meaning they have your cookie on their browser), you will receive credits when they join, and a percentage of their earnings or spend credited directly to your account. For details, see the 'pricing / membership levels' page.

Once you have referral credit for a member, they become part of your "downline".

Emailing your downline (and vice-versa)

In your weekly statistics, you will be notified of new referred members, and if they elected to receive mail from their upline (they get a surf bonus for doing so).

If your downline members permit it (they have the choice, when joining), you may send electronic mail to them through our 'mail your downline' form. You may not send more than 1 mail per 4 days (depending on membership level), and you do not have access to their email address.

You can elect to show or hide your email address. If you send a message to your downline, even with your email obscured, they can respond through our 'upline response' form.

Content of these emails is subject to the same rules as site content, with the following additional restrictions:

  • Be aware that we will receive a copy of any email sent through this method for evaluation of content
  • Content sent this way can only contain plain text - no graphics or attachments are permitted

Delivery of hits

We will make every effort to deliver hits to your approved sites as quickly as possible. We make no guarantees of any kind that you will receive a given number of hits in a certain period of time.

Account closure

You can elect to close your account at any time. This is done through the members' area. If closed by mistake, you can un-close an account for up to 72 hours with no loss of credits or referrals.

I Need My Traffic personnel may also close any account if it is found to violate our policies, either with frame-breaking, popup technology, actions used to cheat the system and/or artificially boost credit counts, actions to damage either the operation or reputation of our site (including the use of UCE (spam)), or other actions deemed by us to be unsuitable for our membership.

When an account is closed, any remaining credits and referrals are forfeited. Referred members will rise to the closed member's upline referrer, or be listed as free agents.

These rules and policies may change, and will always be posted at

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