Origin: a Latin derivative
meaning "Gift of the Earth."
The Wellness Advocate’s relationship is the most valuable relationship at dōTERRA. The Company takes great pleasure in teaming up with Wellness Advocates to present and offer our life-changing products and opportunity.
A. Signing Up as a Wellness Advocate. To become a dōTERRA Wellness Advocate each applicant must:
B. Acceptance or Rejection of Wellness Advocate. dōTERRA reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to approve or decline submitted Wellness Advocates.
C. Inaccurate Applications. An incomplete, incorrect, or fraudulent Wellness Advocate Agreement Form will be deemed invalid from its inception.
D. Binding Effect of One Member of a Distributorship. Where there are one or more Persons who will be a part of a Distributorship as co-applicants, the action, consent or acceptance by one binds the entire Distributorship.
E. Duty to Maintain Accurate Wellness Advocate Information. To help ensure that the Company has the most current information, Wellness Advocates must advise the Company of changes to the submitted Wellness Advocate and attachments. Proposed changes to personal information should be submitted on a new Wellness Advocate or Business Application Addendum with the word “Amended” written across the top. All parties to the Distributorship should sign the amended agreement before submitting it to the Company.
F. Business Application Addendum. A Corporation, may become a dōTERRA Wellness Advocate by submitting, with the Business Application Addendum, true and correct copies of the formation documents, together with any other related documents the Company will request. The authorised office, agent or trustee will sign the Wellness Advocate Agreement. The signup of a business entity cannot be done online.
G. Simultaneous Interests in Distributorships Prohibited. A Wellness Advocate may not have a simultaneous beneficial interest or be a co-applicant in more than one Distributorship. A beneficial interest includes, but is not limited to, any ownership interest; a directorship or shareholding, any rights to present or future benefits, financial or otherwise; rights to purchase at wholesale prices; recognition; or other tangible or intangible benefits associated with a Distributorship. Married spouses or defacto partners must be part of the same Distributorship, and cannot have more than one Distributorship between them. A business owner cannot have a Distributorship in the name of the business and a separate Distributorship in the owner’s own name, or another business.
H. Independent Contractor Relationship Between Wellness Advocate and the Company. A Wellness Advocate is an independent contractor and not an employee, agent, partner, legal representative or franchisee of dōTERRA. A Wellness Advocate is not authorised to and will not incur any debt, expense or obligation, or open any bank account on behalf of, for, or in the name of dōTERRA or otherwise bind doTERRA in any way. Wellness Advocates control the manner and means by which they operate their dōTERRA businesses, subject to compliance with the Contract. Wellness Advocates are solely responsible for paying all expenses they incur, including but not limited to travel, food, lodging, secretarial, office, long distance telephone and other expenses. Wellness Advocates are not treated as employees of the Company for all tax purposes (including but not limited to legal or tax purposes), and acknowledge and agree that the Company is not responsible for any withholding or deduction and shall not withhold or deduct Taxes of any kind from any compensation the Wellness Advocate receives from dōTERRA, including Bonuses, unless such withholding or deduction becomes legally required. Wellness Advocates are bound by all value added or GST tax collection and remittance agreements between the Company, all appropriate taxing jurisdictions, and all related rules and procedures.
I. Company Recognition. The Company may choose to recognise Wellness Advocates at selected events and in various publications including conventions and magazines. Recognition will be based upon criteria and standards adopted and changed, from time to time, by the Company. The Company will typically recognise Wellness Advocates at the highest Rank they achieved for at least three of the most recent twelve months, except for first time Rank achievement.