Compensation Plan Definitions for the RideShare Rental Ambassador Program
The following definitions and terms will be used to commonly define the rules and understanding of the Compensation Plan for RideShare Rental, also known as “the Company” for the purposes of this document.
Bonus or Commission Definitions and Terms
The following are specific definitions for the types of Bonuses or Commissions used in the plan:
New Rank Achievement Bonus
All Ambassadors who achieve the Rank of Executive Ambassador or higher are eligible to earn a bonus valued from $200 for a Master Ambassador and up to $3,000 for a Diamond Ambassador. Certain Rank persistency requirements must be met to earn this bonus for Ranks including Silver Leader or higher.
Personal Team Volume Bonus
Ambassadors who have met the qualifications and earned the Title of Master Ambassador (or higher Rank) who also meet their Paid-As Rank requirements from month-to-month are eligible to earn Personal Team Volume Bonus down through seven (7) levels of Ambassadors on their personal team, as qualified to do so by virtue of their earned Title and Paid-As Rank (see definition for “Rank” vs. “Title”). Currently, the percentages of this bonus range from 2% up to 8% depending upon the Level a given Ambassador may be at in the downline structure. Full Compression (see definition) is utilized for purposes of this bonus, which allows for levels with that have dropped of to be skipped over, so that an Ambassador will be paid the maximum number of levels he/she qualifies for. This bonus is paid based on each Ambassador’s base rental volume, which is calculated at 100% of the base rental of any rental for purposes of this compensation plan.
Bonus or Commission: Period
Personal Referral Commissions are PAID WEEKLY on all qualifying volume, based on the Paid-As Rank for which the Ambassador qualified during the most recent calendar month. If an Ambassador were to advance in Rank during the month, and would thus be eligible for a higher Personal Referral Commission, a differential commission will be paid at the month-end bonus for all qualifying Personal Volume.
The other applicable Bonuses are paid once each month unless otherwise specified by the Company from time to time.
Bonus or Commission: Qualified
In order to earn an available specific Commission or Bonus, an Ambassador must meet all of the qualifications and requirements to be “Paid-As Rank” (see definition below) in the month the Commission or Bonus is earned.
Bonus or Commission: Paid-As Rank
Each Ambassador is paid at the Rank for which they qualify during the calendar month (see “Rank vs. Title”). If in any given month an Ambassador fails to achieve their highest earned Title, they are paid at the lower Rank to which they qualify during the given month. However, they retain their highest earned Title for company recognition purposes but are “Paid-As” the lower Rank for which they actually qualify. Certain maintenance qualifications must be achieved in order to continue to be “Paid-As” an Ambassador’s highest earned Title as outlined in the detailed compensation plan document. “Paid-As” qualifications start over at the beginning of each calendar month unless otherwise stated.
Example: An Ambassador has achieved the Rank of Master Ambassador in the month of March, by meeting each of the necessary qualifications for that Rank, and is thus “Paid As” that Rank for both Personal Retail Volume Commissions as well as downline Personal Team Volume Bonus for that month.
In this process, the Ambassador does NOT lose his/her “Earned Title” of Master Ambassador, but is just not paid at that Title for that given month. (Also see definition for “Ambassador: Demotion and Re-qualification Policy”).
In the next month, if the Ambassador fully meets the qualifications for the Master Ambassador, he/she will once again be “Paid As” that Rank.
Commissionable Volume is the amount at which all Referral Commissions are calculated, based on the full rental value (if collected) of the commissionable rental offered by the Company.
The Compensation Plan defines the different ways in which an Ambassador may earn commissions and bonuses, qualifications to move from one Title to the next, and is based on the sole performance of that Ambassador, and/or that of their team. Separate from the Compensation Plan, the Company may offer incentives and recognition from time to time based on criteria the Company establishes (see definition for “Incentives” below). The Company reserves the right to change the compensation plan at any time without notice.
Ambassador-Related Definitions and Terms
Acting as an independent contractor, an Ambassador presents and refers the RideShare Rental opportunity and refers RideShare Rental to end consumers. For purposes of this compensation plan, the term “Ambassador” has the same meaning as “Independent Ambassador” and “Representative.”
RideShare Rental recognizes one name per Independent Ambassador Agreement. Independent Ambassador Agreements are valid only between the Company and an individual or a registered business entity recognized by governmental agencies for legal and tax purposes. Regardless of relationship, marital or family status, an Ambassador may reside at the same address as another Ambassador, so long as he/she is not directly or indirectly sponsored by another Ambassador with whom they reside. Non-dependent children over the age of 18 of an Ambassador are an exception to this rule and may, in fact, be sponsored by a parent, grandparent, or guardian with whom they reside.
Ambassador: Independent Contractor
A RideShare Rental Independent Ambassador is considered for all legal and practical purposes an “independent contractor,” meaning he/she is not an employee, a franchisee, agent, or partner with RideShare Rental. Each control how they conduct their business so long as they fully comply with the Terms and Conditions of the Ambassador Agreement and Policies and Procedures of the Company, as published and amended from time to time, and provided they comply with generally accepted laws as applicable on a state-by-state basis.
An Ambassador who enrolls another Ambassador into the Company is listed as the enroller or “Sponsor” on the Ambassador Application and Agreement. The act of enrolling others and training them to become Ambassadors is called “Sponsoring.”
Frontline refers to an Ambassador who has been personally enrolled or sponsored, or an Ambassador who advances in the line of sponsorship due to their Sponsor’s resignation, termination, or failure to renew.
Ambassador: Active Frontline
To be considered “Active,” an Ambassador must be an active renter in good standing with the Company, unless other with designated by the company as an Ambassador in special circumstances.
An Inactive Ambassador is an Ambassador who is in good standing with the Company and has renewed their Ambassador Agreement on an annual basis (if applicable) but does not currently rent a vehicle from the company. Inactive Ambassadors are not eligible to earn Referral Commissions or Team Bonuses.
The following Titles and abbreviations are used for the compensation plan. They are listed in order of how they can be achieved, starting at the entry Rank and leading to the highest Paid-As Rank:
Team Builder Ranks:
Achievement Rank: Ambassador. Abbreviation: AMD.
Achievement Rank: Executive Ambassador. Abbreviation: EAM.
Achievement Rank: Master Ambassador. Abbreviation: MAM.
Achievement Rank: Silver Leader. Abbreviation: SAM.
Achievement Rank: Gold Leader. Abbreviation: GAM.
Achievement Rank: Platinum Leader. Abbreviation: PAM.
Achievement Rank: Diamond Executive. Abbreviation: DAM.
Ambassador: Demotion and Re-Qualification Policy
Recognition Titles are retained for 12 months following the month in which an Ambassador qualifies (Paid-As) for that Title. Within each 12-month period, the Ambassador must fully re-qualify for their highest Rank ever achieved at least one month during the qualification period in order to retain that Title. Failure to do so means the Ambassador will be demoted to the Title for which they qualified for in the last month before they were demoted.
An Ambassador can never be demoted to lower than a Master Ambassador Rank.
Example: If you qualify for any specific Title in June, you will keep your recognition Title until June 30th of the next year. If you re-qualify prior to June (for example, in September) the Title will be retained until September 30th of the next year. Title demotions will occur the 13th of the month (or first business day after the 13th) without a re-qualification. The Ambassador will be demoted to the Paid-As Title they qualify for in the last month prior to demotion.
In order to remain an Ambassador with the Company, the Ambassador will automatically renew if they are still in a rental vehicle of the Company or its affiliates. By continuing to rent a vehicle, the Ambassador has renewed his/her Agreement with the Company and affirms that he/she will continue to abide by the Terms and Conditions as currently outlined, or as updated from time to time, in the Company’s Policies and Procedures. These Policies and Procedures are an integral part of the Independent Ambassador Agreement.
An Ambassador’s Agreement may be terminated or a variety of reasons including, but not limited to:
- Terminating his or her rental;
- A voluntary request in writing that his/her Ambassador Agreement be terminated;
- An unresolved violation of the Company’s published Policies and Procedures or any manner of conduct deemed offensive and demeaning to the Company and its reputation and standing in the marketplace.
Ambassador: Effect of Termination
When an Ambassador is terminated for any reason, his/her frontline Ambassadors and corresponding downline will immediately and irrevocably be reassigned to the terminated Ambassador’s sponsor (or upline if the original sponsor is no longer an Ambassador with the Company). The terminated Ambassador will have no claim or any benefit of their downline, and will forever lose such rights and privileges.
Miscellaneous Definitions and Terms
Individuals sponsored by an Ambassador, who in turn sponsor other Ambassadors, make up a downline. RideShare Rental compensates the upline with bonuses for sales made by the downline, dependent on the upline’s personal level of achievement within the compensation plan qualifications and requirements.
When an existing Silver Leader or above Rank breaks a new Silver Leader, they shall have a “Grace Period” of up to two (2) calendar weeks to re-rent a vehicle. During the “Grace Period” the Silver Leader will be paid all Personal Team Volume Bonuses as though they had fully met the vehicle rental requirement.
“Team” refers to an Ambassador and his/her entire downline.
From time to time, RideShare Rental may offer incentives to help Ambassadors increase their rental referral or build their teams. The incentives vary, are offered for a limited time, and include various criteria to qualify. An example of an incentive program is the potential to earn prizes or trips paid for by the Company. These kinds of incentives fall outside the guidelines and established qualifications of the compensation plan structure. In all cases, the timeframe, qualifications, and awarding of any incentive is at the sole discretion of the Company.
“Level” refers to where an Ambassador falls in relation to another Ambassador. A personally enrolled Ambassador is always regarded as on “Level 1” for purposes of the compensation plan. When a “Level 1 Ambassador” enrolls another Ambassador, the new Ambassador is now on the “Level 2” and so forth.
“Order Adjustment” is any reconciliation made to an Ambassador’s bonus or commission check. All commissions and bonuses are based on the actual net rental of commissionable rentals. When a rental is refunded, rentals during the period will be reduced accordingly, assuming the refund occurs within the same period the rental was purchased. If the refund occurs during a subsequent month or commission period, Ambassador commissions will be reduced to reflect the commissions that have already been paid.
Commission and Bonuses are not paid on Starter Kits, Kit add-on orders, business supply orders, insurance, transaction fees, or any other item that is not considered commissionable.
“Rank” is the qualification level at which an Ambassador’s Personal Volume Commission, Personal Team Volume Bonus, and bonus compensation will be determined from month to month.
“Title” is the highest Rank ever achieved, regardless of whether an Ambassador is being “Paid As” that Rank or not.
A selection of RideShare Rental training materials and business support literature that each new Ambassador is required to purchase as part of his/her enrollment process.
“Upline” refers to the Ambassador or Ambassadors above a particular Ambassador in a line of sponsorship, up to the Company. In other words, it is the line of sponsors that links any particular Ambassador to the Company.
Example: The Ambassador who sponsors a new RideShare Rental Ambassador is part of the new Ambassador’s upline.