I want free bonus space! How do I refer friends?
There are several easy ways to refer friends. On the referral program invitation page, you can email your contacts. Either input your friends’ email addresses manually, or reference your address books from Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, AOL, or SD Sync.
If you don’t feel like sending via email, you can also share your referral URL directly. Your unique referral URL should look something like this:
You can paste that URL anywhere – in a personal email message, through IM, your personal blog site, etc. You can also share your URL on Twitter and Facebook – visit the referral program invitation page and click on the icons to get started.
|When your friends opens a:||You and your friends will earn:||Maximum bonus space you can earn:|
|60 GB or larger account||10 GB||40 GB|
Note: Your friends must use your unique URL when they sign up for you to get credit. It’s the only way we can track your referrals and give you the free space you’ve earned! Referral bonuses are only available to subscribers on Individual Plans. Business Plan users are not eligible.
How do I know how many friends have signed up, and how much bonus space I’ve earned?
Log on to My SD Sync and click on “Account” in the upper right hand corner of the page. There you’ll find a section called “Bonus Storage” – click on “details”. You can see how many email invitations you’ve sent, who has signed up, which invites are still pending and which are ineligible (see below for more information on referral status designations).
If my friends sign up through a shared folder will I earn a referral bonus?
Absolutely! If you share a folder with a friend or colleague who then signs up for SD Sync, you’ll earn an additional 500 MB of bonus space for that referral.
On my referral status page I see several status designations such as Pending, In Trial, Completed and Ineligible. What do these terms mean?
- Pending registration: Your invitation has been successfully sent, but your friend has not yet completed the sign up and installation process.
- Pending installation: To get your referral bonus, your friend must register and install the SD Sync Manager application (this is necessary for them to use the service).
- In Trial: Your friend has signed up for a 60 GB or larger subscription plan, but has not yet completed their 30-day free trial and paid for a subscription.
- Completed: You have successfully earned the bonus for this referral.
- Ineligible: We’re sure your friend is a lovely person, but unfortunately they are not eligible to sign up and earn a bonus. This might be because they are already a SD Sync customer, another friend has already initiated the referral process with them, or their account falls short of meeting our abuse guidelines. This will also show if you have maxed out the number of referral bonus space you can earn.
My friend received their bonus — where’s mine?
Bonuses are credited in the referrer’s account on a nightly basis after we’ve verified the activity in your friend’s new account. If your friend is eligible to participate in the program, you will see the bonus in your status page within 24 hours.
Note: In order for you to receive your bonus, your friend must register for SD Sync and install the SD Sync client. If your friend has not completed all steps of the installation, you will not receive the referral bonus.
If my friend signs up with a different email address than the one I used for the referral, will I still get credit for the bonus space?
Sure thing! As long as your friend clicks on your unique referral link when signing up for SD Sync, they can use any email address to register for their new account.
Note: Your friend’s initial email address will remain marked as “pending” on your referral status page because they used a different address to sign up. But rest assured, you’ll get your bonus space, and so will your friend!
What happens if my friend cancels their trial within the 30-day period?
If your friend decides to cancel their trial before their 30 days is up, you will keep the initial 500 MB bonus you earned for sending us a new registered user, but you will no longer be eligible to earn the full 10 GB. In order to earn the full 10 GB, your friend must complete the trial and pay for a 60 GB or larger plan (either monthly or annual).
If I decide to upgrade from a 5 GB free account to a paid plan, do I still keep my bonus space?
Of course! Your bonus space will transfer over and combine with your paid plan amount. For example, if you earned 20 GB through referrals and you purchased a 60 GB plan, the total storage available in your account will be 80 GB.
Will my bonus space expire?
No! Your referral bonus will last as long as you have your SD Sync account. For more information, please see the referral program terms and conditions.
The complete terms and conditions of this program can be found here.