It is important to keep in mind, in your company`s channel partnership agreement, that they are not employees of your company. Instead, make sure your partners are registered in the agreement as independent contractors. This protects your business from having to pay the benefits or tax costs of a partner company. Some parts of partnership agreements can be a bit complicated. This type of agreement often requires legal language and marketing jargon that partners may not be familiar with. Depending on the industry and geographical orientation, these documents may have different names, for example. B distribution partnership agreements, partnership agreements, indirect channel partner agreements, channel partner agreements. Whatever the name of the document, they all have a similar purpose.