You have agreed to the referral terms when you have agreed to the site terms and conditions:Terms
The referral terms are included here.
If you add a referral link, a badge or a banner on your website, blog, online page/profile etc, you are automatically registered in the program and you will receive 10% of the transactions made by all members you refer to our site for the next 3 years/member.
If you add a badge/banner, you can also apply for the $5 bonus. The link where you added the badge/banner needs to be inserted in the appropriate field on the referral page:Referral program
Awarding this bonus is always subject to review. We take into consideration visibility of badge, number of badges, placement, etc. While all sites that have referral badges are registered in the referral program, not all of them receive the $5 bonus. Only those that meet our criteria receive this bonus.
If you used the correct field to apply for the bonus but received no reply, it is possible your blog was not accepted for the bonus. But yes, you will still earn referral earnings if you refer members on our site and they have transactions.