Stephanie Gunning Enterprises LLC
OFFICIAL POLICY NOTIFICATION
As of today, July 17, 2020, our company, Stephanie Gunning Enterprises LLC, is no longer offering “referral fees” / “commissions” / “overrides” / “mandatory gifts” to any individuals who refer clients to us.
To clarify our position: At SGE LLC we have never had a formal affiliate program. However, there has been some confusion among some of our allies and colleagues that our occasional voluntary “thank you” gifts were formal commissions. To avoid future confusion and ill feelings with these friends of ours, we simply won’t be offering them anymore—from this date forward.
If you have been a referrer, we hope you will continue to tell your friends and colleagues about our services, and we encourage you to do so because you respect the quality of our work product. We value the trust that you place in us when you send someone you know to us.
Past agreed-upon gifts to referrers for introductions to new clients up through July 17, 2020, will be honored. In general, these will be paid as the income is paid to our company, and not prior to that date. That said, the date on which any gift is offered to a referrer is ultimately subject to our discretion and not the date on which any specific introduction has been made.
All legal contracts with SGE LLC clients are private matters between our company and our clients. We are committed to our clients’ well-being, confidentiality, and publishing success, and we are very proud of our recent achievements on behalf of our many award-winning clients.
A main reason for our issuance of this official statement of policy is that we believe offering commissions to referrers sometimes may blur the lines of relationships with our treasured clients and create the appearance of professional conflicts of interest.
If you have been a past referrer to us for editing, proposal writing, publishing consulting in the past, or any other service, we thank you heartily for your kindness in sending your friends and loved ones to do business with us. We appreciate your support and promise always to do our level best to take good care of those whom you send to us for the types of services we offer.
All the above said, Stephanie Gunning and SGE LLC reserve the right to decline to do business with anyone of our choosing. We reserve the right to alter this policy at our discretion in the future. This is an internal matter.
We wish all of our past clients and referral partners well.
If you have any questions about this policy, please email us here: firstname.lastname@example.org