BETAMERICA AFFILIATE PROGRAM TERMS & CONDITIONS
Effective: February 3, 2014
These Terms and Conditions outline and define the relationship between Lien Games Racing LLC, (d/b/a “BetAmerica”) and affiliates that participate in the BetAmerica Affiliate Program.
These Terms and Conditions are subject to change at the sole discretion of BetAmerica and any such change will be communicated to you in accordance with Section 1.1 below.
IMPORTANT: READ THIS ENTIRE DOCUMENT CAREFULLY BEFORE ACCEPTING THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND PARTICIPATING IN THE BETAMERICA AFFILIATE PROGRAM. WE ADVISE THAT YOU PRINT AND KEEP A COPY OF IT (AND ANY UPDATED AGREEMENTS) ALONG WITH OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION THAT WILL BE SENT TO YOU REGARDING YOUR AFFILIATE ACCOUNT.
IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH AND ACCEPT THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AS IS (OR ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO DO SO) YOU MAY NOT JOIN THE BETAMERICA AFFILIATE PROGRAM. IF YOU ARE ALREADY A MEMBER OF THE BETAMERICA AFFILIATE PROGRAM AND DO NOT ACCEPT THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, OR IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO TERMINATE YOUR PARTICIPATION IN OUR PROGRAM, PLEASE EMAIL US AT firstname.lastname@example.org. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS PLEASE CONTACT US AT email@example.com.
These Terms and Conditions along with your completed BetAmerica Affiliate Registration Form, the BetAmerica Marketing Rules, The BetAmerica.com Terms and Conditions and any other guidelines or additional terms we provide to you via email or our site, together with the associated Payment Plan (collectively, the "Agreement") contain the complete terms and conditions that apply to your participation in the BetAmerica Affiliate Program ("Affiliate Program").
In the event there is a conflict between these Terms and Conditions and any other document or communication, these Terms and Conditions shall control, unless such conflicting terms are expressly referenced as a variation to these Terms and Conditions.
Currently the Sites offered within the Affiliate Program are:
Where used in these Terms and Conditions, references to:
(i) "you", "your" and/or "Affiliate" mean the individual or entity that applied as the "BENEFICIARY" for payment purposes on our registration form as submitted on our website ("Affiliate Registration Form"); and
(ii) "we", "our", "us" means Lien Games Racing LLC, a licensed and regulated Service Provider by the North Dakota Racing Commission d/b/a BetAmerica or BetAmerica.com, with its principal place of business at 808 3rd Ave S. Suite 207, Fargo, North Dakota 58103.
1.1 This Agreement shall govern the relationship with you in relation to the BetAmerica Affiliate Program. Affiliates may not participate in our “Refer a Friend” Program.
1.2 When you indicate your acceptance of these terms and conditions on the BetAmerica Affiliate Registration Form, you agree to be bound by all of the terms and conditions herein and in the Agreement (as amended or modified from time to time in accordance with Section 1.3 below).
1.3 At our sole discretion, we may make changes or updates to any of the terms and/or conditions contained herein at any time, by either (i) emailing you a change notice and/or (ii) by posting the updates or changes on our Website. Except in the case of modifications relating to fraud prevention, or where there is a mistake in the Agreement which shall be effective on the date of posting or the sending of such notice, all modifications will take effect 14 days after the date of posting or sending of any such notice. It is your responsibility to visit the Website frequently to make sure you are up to date with the latest version of the Agreement and its provisions. IF ANY MODIFICATION IS UNACCEPTABLE TO YOU, YOUR ONLY RECOURSE IS TO TERMINATE THIS AGREEMENT. YOUR CONTINUED PARTICIPATION IN THE AFFILIATE PROGRAM FOLLOWING SUCH 14 DAY PERIOD WILL BE DEEMED BINDING ACCEPTANCE OF THE MODIFICATION. See Section 5 below for termination provisions.
1.4 Notwithstanding Section 1.3 above, we may contact you with promotional information and unless you notify us otherwise, you will be deemed to have agreed to take part in such promotion and the terms of such promotion shall be incorporated into the applicable Payment Plan and this Agreement for the duration of such promotion, or until terminate your participation in the BetAmerica Affiliate Program pursuant to the terms herein.
2. DEFINITIONS AND INTERPRETATION
In this Agreement, references to the following words shall have the meanings set out below:
2.1 "Affiliate Accrual" is the amount due and payable to you, as calculated based solely on our system’s data and in accordance with the terms of the Agreement and the applicable Payment Plan.
2.2 "Affiliate Cashier Account" means the account into which you receive payment from us.
2.3 "Affiliate Portal" means the portal of the Website that is accessible to you (you may need to access some parts of this portal by logging on with the security code we assign to you when you signed up as a participant in the Affiliate Program and associated password) and that provides certain members only functionality, including facilities to check relevant statistics, register sub-affiliates, update your profile, create additional tracking IDs and bonus codes, and select banners and/or text links.
2.4 "Banners" and "Text Links" means the graphical artwork or text that includes tracking IDs and bonus codes that are made available to you by us in the Affiliate Portal and that you may use to connect players to our Services from your website (or other electronic method).
2.5 "Brand" means the "BetAmerica" brand used in association with online wagering on horseracing, greyhound racing and fantasy sports.
2.6 “Chargeback” means an invalid, fraudulent or disputed credit or debit card payment, including but not limited to, where the credit card company or the paying bank has claimed payment back from us, or where the customer claims payment back because of fraudulent use.
2.7 "Fraud Traffic" means deposits, revenues or traffic generated on the Services through illegal, questionable or inappropriate means or any other action committed in bad faith to defraud us (as determined by us in our sole discretion), regardless of whether or not it actually causes us harm, including but not limited to deposits generated on stolen credit cards, collusion, manipulation of the service or system, bonuses or other promotional abuse, creation of false accounts, accounts directed or set up to bet minimum amounts, and unauthorized use of any third-party accounts, copyrights, trademarks and other third-party intellectual property rights (that, for the avoidance of doubt, include our Intellectual Property Rights) and any activity that we determine in our sole discretion constitutes fraud traffic.
2.8 "Intellectual Property Rights" means rights to all existing and future patents, trademarks, service marks, trade names, trade dress, trade or business names (including domain names), registered designs, copyright (including rights in computer software), moral rights, database rights, format rights, know-how, trade secrets and rights of confidence and all rights and forms of protection throughout the world of a similar nature and any such rights (whether or not any of these is or are registered and including applications for registration), and any extensions and/or renewals thereof.
2.9 "Marketing Materials" means only those Banners and Text Links and any other marketing materials (that may include Our Marks) that have been provided or otherwise made available to you by us and/or pre-approved by us.
2.10 "Minimum Required Deposit" means the minimum amount required to open a Player Account as indicated at the time of registration on the BetAmerica.com Site. Total deposits must then add up to a cumulative deposit for each player in order to satisfy the qualifying criteria established by your Payment Plan when the total amount of the first deposit that is required for your payment plan exceeds the minimum deposit that is required to be a BetAmerica.com player. Notwithstanding any other provisions contained elsewhere in this Agreement, we reserve the right to alter the amounts mentioned within this Section 2.10 at any time by virtue of placing notice on the Site. All amounts are calculated in United States dollars.
2.11 "Our Marks" means the words "BETAMERICA" and "BETAMERICA AFFILIATES" and/or any logo, mark, domain name or trade name that contains, is confusingly similar to or is comprised of Our Marks or any other name or mark generated or owned from time to time by us or our parent entity, Lien Games Racing LLC or any of its subsidiaries.
2.12 "Payment Plan" means the payment plan BetAmerica Affiliates has offered to you and you have accepted under which we pay you either:
1. a share of certain revenues generated by Real Money Players as outlined in the specific Payment Plan ("Percentage Payment Plan"), or
2. a plan where we pay you based on the number of Real Money Players that you introduce via your Tracking ID and/or Bonus Code ("Per Sign-up Plan"), or
3. any other plan notified or agreed by us in writing from time to time.
2.13 "Player Account" means a uniquely assigned account that is created for a Player when he/she successfully registers for the Services via a Tracking URL or Sign-up Bonus Code.
2.14 "Real Money Player(s)" means any person who is attached to your Tracking Link (or if applicable, your Sub-Affiliate’s Tracking Link) who successfully funds an account, and: (i) has not been a Player with us before; (ii) is not located in a Restricted Territory and not under the appropriate age; (iii) who has made the Minimum Required Deposit of Twenty US Dollars; (iv) who has met the minimum wagering requirements within Thirty days of Registration; (v) is accepted as a player under any applicable sign up or identity verification procedure which we may require; (vi) has adequately fulfilled any other qualification criteria that we may introduce from time to time; and (vii) has qualified for BetAmerica Affiliate commissions. Notwithstanding any other provisions contained elsewhere in this Agreement, we reserve the right to alter the above-mentioned qualifying criteria at any time by virtue of placing notice on the Site or emailing a change notice.
2.15 "Restricted Territories" means any country outside of the United States of America and those states or territories where BetAmerica does not accept customers from currently.
2.16 "Services" means any product or service offered to Players on our Sites.
2.17 A "Sign-up Bonus Code" is a unique alphanumeric code that we may make available to you upon request to provide to prospective Players. When entered, the system automatically logs the Sign-up Bonus Codes and records you as the Affiliate in relation to the relevant Player.
2.18 "Sites" means the websites designated in this Agreement (currently BetAmerica.com) and each of its related pages through which a Player opens a Player Account and/or accesses our Services.
2.19 "Sub-affiliate" means a person that you have referred to (and that has successfully joined) our Affiliate Program in accordance with the terms of this Agreement.
2.20 "Sub-affiliate Accruals" means the Affiliate Accruals due to any Sub-affiliate as set out in their chosen Payment Plan.
2.21 "Term" means the period from the date that you acknowledge and accept the terms of this Agreement by indicating such acceptance on the Affiliate Sign-up Form, until such time as this Agreement expires or is terminated in accordance with its terms.
2.22 "Tracking Link(s)" means the unique Tracking URL or Sign-up Bonus Codes that we provide exclusively to you, through which we track Players´ and Real Money Players´ activities and calculate Affiliate Accruals.
2.23 "Tracking URL" means a unique hyperlink or other linking tool for referencing our Site or Services through which you refer potential Real Money Players. When the relevant Player opens their Player Account, our system automatically logs the Tracking URL and records you as the Affiliate.
2.24 "Unauthorized Communications" means any email or other electronic communication you are not authorized by us to send that markets, promotes or that otherwise refers to us, the Site or our Services, or that contains Our Marks and is not within the Approved Marketing Materials.
2.25 "Website(s)" means the BetAmerica Affiliate website located at the URL http://www.BetAmericaaffiliates.com and at any URL with which we replace such URL from time to time (and such other web addresses including RSS feeds that are owned, operated or controlled by or on behalf of us from time to time and that make available such website) and each of its related pages.
3. TERMS & CONDITIONS
3.1 Identity and Disclosure. You shall provide true and complete information to us when completing the Affiliate Registration Agreement and promptly update such information if all or any part of it changes. You shall also provide us with such other information as we may reasonably request from time to time, including accurate and completed W-9 or W-8BEN forms.
3.2 Marketing Activities and Responsibilities. You shall market to and refer potential Real Money Players to the Sites unless they have opted out of receiving communications from you. You will only utilize the Marketing Materials or any other pre-approved materials for such communications or advertising.
BetAmerica is committed to providing a secure account wagering service. Part of our service to customers is to protect them. Spam, including unsolicited commercial email, unsolicited bulk email, mass email, and junk email, is a message that advertises goods or services that you send to someone without their prior consent or in the absence of a previous relationship, is prohibited. Any Affiliate who is found or is expected to have spammed while participating in the BetAmerica Affiliate Program will be terminated from the BetAmerica Affiliate Program and forfeit any payments earned or owed.
You are strictly prohibited from bidding any Lien Games Racing LLC Marks as part of a PPC or Pay Per Click Campaign with any search engine or other entity.
You will be solely liable for the content, ROI and manner of such marketing activities which must be pre-approved by us. All such marketing activities must be professional, proper and lawful under applicable rules, regulations or laws (including any laws in relation to the content and nature of any advertising or marketing) and otherwise comply with the terms of this Agreement. You shall not yourself, nor shall you authorize, assist or encourage any third party to:
3.2.1 Place Marketing Materials on any online site or other medium where the content and/or material on such website or medium is potentially libelous, deceitful, malicious, discriminatory, obscene, unlawful, sexually explicit, pornographic or violent or that is, in our sole discretion otherwise unsuitable.
3.2.2 Develop and/or implement marketing and/or public relations strategies that have as their direct or indirect objective the targeting of marketing of us, the Sites and/or the Website to any persons who are less than 18 years of age (or such higher age as may apply in the jurisdiction that you are targeting), regardless of the age of majority in the location where you are marketing.
3.2.3 Breach any Electronic Marketing Rules that we may provide, or any law of governing use of the Internet
3.2.4 Use Marketing Materials in a manner that may potentially confuse a Player, potential Player, potential sub affiliate or sub affiliate.
3.2.5 Place Marketing Materials on any online site or other medium where the content and/or material on such online site or medium:
1. Copies or resembles the Site in whole or in part;
2. disparages us or otherwise damages our goodwill or reputation in any way;
3. Frames any page of the Site in whole or in part; or
4. Otherwise not discussed in this Section 3.
3.2.6 Read, intercept, modify record, redirect, interpret, or fill in the contents of any electronic form or other materials submitted to us by any other person.
3.2.7 In any way alter, redirect or in any way interfere with the operation or accessibility of the Sites or any page thereof.
3.2.8 Register as a Player on behalf of any third party, or authorize or assist (except for promoting the Site and Services in accordance with this Agreement) any other person to register as a Player.
3.2.9 Offer any so-called rebate schemes or similar that offer or allow a proportion of the player’s wagers to be returned to the player in any form.
3.2.10 Take any action that could reasonably cause any end-user confusion as to our relationship with you or any third party, or as to the ownership or operation of the site or service on which any functions or transactions are occurring.
3.2.11 Post, serve or publish any advertisements, communications or promotional content promoting the Site, our Services or Our Marks around or in conjunction with the display of the Site and/or any part or page thereof (for example and without limitation through any "framing" technique or technology or pop-up windows or pop-under windows or interstitials) to anyone who has opted out of receiving marketing materials from you;
3.2.12 Cause any of the Sites (or any parts or pages thereof) to open in a visitor’s browser or anywhere else used for accessing the Services other than as a result of the visitor clicking on Banners or Text Links contained in or as part of any Marketing Materials;
3.2.13 Attempt to intercept or redirect (including via user-installed software) traffic from or on any online site or other place that participates in our Affiliate Program;
3.2.14 Use any means to promote any of the Sites that resemble in any way the look and/or feel of any of the Sites whether in whole or in part, nor utilize any such means or site to create the impression that such sites are the Sites (or any part of the Sites);
3.2.16 Attempt to communicate to Players whether directly or indirectly on our Sites to solicit them to move to any online site not owned by us or for other purposes without our prior approval including but not limited to via email, chat boards, or the like; or
3.2.17 Attempt to market or promote our Services (or any specified part thereof) or Sites (or specific Site) within territories which are Restricted Territories; to attempt to circumvent any restriction which we have put in place to prevent players from restricted territories from signing up as Real Money Players; or attempt to disguise the geographical location of a Player.
If we determine, in our sole discretion, that you have engaged in any of the foregoing activities, we may (without limiting any other rights or remedies available to us) withhold any Affiliate Accruals and terminate this Agreement immediately on notice.
3.3 Approved Marketing Materials. In providing the marketing activities referred to in Section 3.2, you shall only use the Marketing Materials provided by us. You shall not modify the Marketing Materials or Our Marks in any way without our prior written consent. You may only use the Marketing Materials in accordance with the terms of this Agreement, any guidelines we provide to you on our Sites or otherwise from time to time and any applicable laws. We may charge you for the cost of any CDs and other customized promotional materials purchased by you. During the term of this Agreement, we grant you a terminable, non-exclusive, non-transferable right to use the Marketing Materials for the sole purpose of fulfilling your obligations under this Agreement pursuant to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
3.4 Competitive Marketing. You shall not market the Site and/or us, our Services, or Our Marks in any way whatsoever, unless such activities are approved in writing by us (i) on any website on which we promote any of the Sites; (ii) on or through any Internet search engine on or through which we already promote any of the Sites; (iii) in any other manner that results in you competing with us in relation to the promotion of any of the Sites; or (iv) otherwise where we request that you cease the same.
3.5 Non Assignment. Without prejudice to Section 8.6 below, you acknowledge and agree that Tracking Links are for your sole use and you shall not assign or sub-license the Tracking Link IDs, Bonus Codes nor any Affiliate Accruals to any third party without our prior written consent.
3.6 Sub-affiliates. You may refer other persons to us so that they may also apply to join the Affiliate Program. If any such person successfully joins the Affiliate Program, these same Terms and Conditions apply and we will pay you a percentage commission with respect to such Sub-affiliate in accordance with the Payment Plan, provided that you register them through the "Register Sub-affiliate" function within the Affiliate Portal of the Website. You will only receive credit for Sub-affiliates that comply with all applicable terms of this Agreement. Any person registered as an Affiliate cannot subsequently be reclassified as a Sub-affiliate. You shall not:
1. Register yourself or any person or entity controlled by you as your own Sub-affiliate;
2. Use fictitious names for the registration of Sub-affiliates;
3. Offer any type of incentive, payment or otherwise to potential Sub-affiliates unless such enticements are approved in writing by us, including any so-called rebate schemes where a proportion of the player’s wagering is returned to the player or Sub-Affiliate in any form;
4. Attempt to introduce any addition or variation to our terms in relation to any potential Sub-affiliate; and
5. Receive payment on behalf of your Sub-affiliate(s).
For any avoidance of doubt, the payment and contractual relationships regarding Sub-affiliates shall remain at all times between the Sub-affiliate and us.
3.7 Commercial Use Only. The marketing opportunity presented in the Affiliate Program is for commercial use only. You shall not register as a Player or make deposits to any Player Account (directly or indirectly) through your Tracking Link(s) (or any Sub-affiliate’s Tracking Link(s)) for your own personal advantage, gain or use and/or the use of your relatives, friends, employees, agents or advisors, or otherwise attempt to artificially increase the payments to you or to defraud us. Violation of this provision shall be deemed to be Fraud Traffic and we will terminate your participation in the Affiliate Program.
3.8 Player Information. Pursuant to North Dakota law and the Sites Terms and Conditions, we reserve the right to refuse service to any potential Player and to close the Player Account of any Player, at any time, in our sole discretion. All data relating to the Players shall, as between you and us, remain our exclusive property or proprietary customer information and you acquire no right to such information.
3.9 Trademarks and Domain Names. You acknowledge that BetAmerica and/or its parent or affiliates and licensees own all Intellectual Property Rights comprised in any and all of the Marketing Materials, our Services, the Site and Our Marks. Any use of any trade mark (including, but not limited to BetAmerica), domain name or trade name that contains, is confusingly similar to or is comprised of Our Marks (other than in accordance with the terms of this Agreement) without our prior written permission shall be unauthorized and further may constitute breach of the is Agreement and/or Fraud Traffic. You shall not register or attempt to register any trademarks or names that contain, are confusingly similar to or are comprised of Our Marks. You hereby agree to transfer any domain names or trade mark application or registrations in respect of Our Marks or marks confusingly similar to Our Marks you may hold or control to us upon demand. You further agree not to disparage Our Marks, attack or challenge our ownership of and title to Our Marks in any way, and bid on Our Marks for pay per click purposes.
3.10 No Employees. No officer, director, employee, consultant or agent of BetAmerica, its parent, affiliates, supplier or vendor, is permitted to participate in the Affiliate Program. Similarly, relatives of each of the foregoing are not permitted to participate in the Affiliate Program. The term relative shall include (but not be limited to) a spouse, partner, parent, child or sibling.
4. REPORTS & PAYMENTS
4.1 Reports. We will track and report Player activity for purposes of calculating your Affiliate Accruals based on your chosen Payment Plan. The form, content and frequency of the reports may vary from time to time in our sole discretion. Generally, you will receive a monthly report with your payment indicating the number of new Real Money Players that signed up that month per Tracking Link and/or the total amount due to you after any deductions, chargebacks or set offs that we are entitled to make under this Agreement. In addition, daily reports may be available online for you to view new Real Money Players per Tracking Link. We hereby exclude any and all liability for the accuracy or completeness of any such reports.
4.2 Affiliate Accruals. Subject to Section 4.4 below, Affiliate Accruals will be paid to you on a calendar month basis in accordance with your chosen Payment Plan after you have completed the registration process. We may elect, at our sole discretion, to not to accept your selected Payment Plan choice and we may convert any Payment Plan and any associated Tracking Links provided hereunder from a Percentage Payment Plan to a Per Sign-up Payment Plan or vice versa or to any other Payment Plan that we may operate from time to time, at any time, on notice to you. Payment plans are available to view at http://www.BetAmericaaffiliates.com/
4.3 Sub-affiliate Accruals. Subject to Section 3.6 and any other restrictions contained herein or in the Payment Plan, you will receive, in accordance with the Sub-affiliate’s Payment Plan and Section 4.4 below, your commission on the Affiliate Accruals due and payable for the Real Money Players that your Sub-affiliate(s) refer to our Sites. Sub-Affiliate Accruals or commissions amounts must be negotiated with a BetAmericaAffiliates.com representative or account manager.
4.4 Minimum Payment Processed and Time of Payment. All Affiliate Accruals generated through your chosen Payment Plan will be paid into your Affiliate Cashier Account within forty-five (45) days of the close of each calendar month. We may impose reasonable restrictions on the frequency and amounts that can be cashed out of your Affiliate Cashier Account for administrative convenience and/or to protect the security of your account. Currently, an Affiliate must have a minimum balance of $100 to withdraw from your Affiliate Cashier Account at any time. Affiliates must provide and are responsible for providing the correct payment details and applicable tax forms in order for us to be able to process these payments.
4.5 Holdover for Fraud Traffic. In the event that, in our sole discretion, we suspect any Fraud Traffic, then we may delay payment of the Affiliate Accruals to you for up to one hundred and eighty (180) days while we investigate and verify the relevant transactions and suspend or terminate the Agreement. We are not obligated to pay Affiliate Accruals with regards to Real Money Players who, in our sole discretion, are not verifiably who they claim to be or are otherwise involved with Fraud Traffic. In the event that we determine any activity to constitute Fraud Traffic, or to otherwise be in contravention of this Agreement, then in our sole discretion we may in addition to terminating you from the Program: (i) pay the Affiliate Accruals balance in full, (ii) recalculate them in light of such suspected Fraud Traffic and/or (iii) deny you payment of your Affiliate Accruals.
4.6 Method of Payment. All payments to you will be due and payable in United States Dollars. Payment will be made by check, wire, ACH, PayPal or any other method as we in our sole discretion decide. Charges for wires, fees or courier charges for checks will be covered by you and deducted from your Affiliate Accruals.
4.7 Player Tracking. You understand and agree that potential Real Money Players must link through using your Tracking Link ID or use your sign-up bonus code in order for you to receive Affiliate Accruals and validate reporting. In no event are we liable for your failure to use Tracking Links or your failure to properly install the Tracking Links or for potential Real Money Player’s failure to properly enter valid Sign-up Bonus Codes. Notwithstanding any other provision herein, we may at any time and in our sole discretion alter our tracking system and reporting format.
4.8 Disputes. If you disagree with the monthly reports or amount payable, do NOT accept payment for such amount and immediately send us written notice of your dispute. Dispute notices must be received within thirty (30) days of our making available your monthly report or your right to dispute such report or payment will be deemed waived and you shall have no claims in such regard. Further, deposit of payment check, acceptance of payment transfer or acceptance of other payment from us by you will be deemed full and final settlement of Affiliate Accruals due for the month indicated. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if any overpayment is made in the calculation of your Affiliate Accruals or a chargeback has occurred, we reserve the right to correct such calculation at any time by offsetting your next payment or seeking a refund from you. BetAmerica.com and not BetAmericaAffiliates.com player reporting is used in cases of disputes.
4.9 Money Laundering. You shall comply with all applicable laws and any policy notified by us through our Sites or otherwise in relation to anti-money laundering.
4.10 Taxes. All taxes due in connection with any payments to you are your sole liability. You are responsible for complying with the rules, if any, for registering for and paying state and federal income tax and similar taxes in respect of your income from this agreement and for collecting and paying the income tax and social security contributions in respect of your staff, if you have any staff. If Value Added Tax (VAT) or any other sales tax or turnover tax is chargeable, you are responsible for complying with the rules, if any, for registering for the tax and collecting and paying tax in the country where the services are provided and you acknowledge that the payments that you receive shall be deemed to include all VAT or sales tax or turnover tax.
4.11 Minimum Wagering Requirements. We reserve the right to impose minimum requirements on Players that you refer, in order to determine the quality of traffic that you are sending. We may impose at any time stricter wagering requirements immediately, upon written notice to you that we may send by email to such email address you have provided to us.
5. TERM AND TERMINATION
5.1 Term and Termination. This Agreement will take effect when you indicate your acceptance of these terms and conditions on the Affiliate Registration Form and shall continue until terminated in accordance with the terms of this Agreement.
5.2 Termination by You. You may terminate this Agreement, with or without cause, immediately upon written notice to us that you may send by email marked "Termination” to firstname.lastname@example.org. For the avoidance of doubt, termination of the Agreement will end your participation in the Affiliate Program as a whole. You may not terminate any Site in isolation. In the event that you elect to terminate this Agreement, we shall be entitled to automatically render any Tracking Links inoperative. For the avoidance of doubt, on termination of this Agreement you will no longer accrue or receive any Affiliate Accruals. We may delay any final payments to you until we have reasonably determined that there are no holdbacks.
5.3 Termination by Us. We may terminate this Agreement immediately or without terminating this Agreement as a whole, any specific Tracking Links, with or without cause at any time, upon written notice to you that we may send by email to such email address you have provided to us. In the event we terminate the Agreement as a whole, we shall be entitled to automatically render any Tracking Links inoperative. For the avoidance of doubt, on termination of this Agreement you will no longer accrue or receive any Affiliate Accruals. If we terminate a specific Tracking Link, you will no longer accrue or receive any Affiliate Accruals through that Tracking Link; however, your remaining Tracking Links will not be affected. You must withdraw all monies in your Affiliate Cashier Account within thirty (30) days of receiving notice of termination. If such monies have not been withdrawn by such time then they shall be deemed forfeited and shall revert to back to us.
5.4 Suspension by Us. For any reason, including in lieu of termination, we may at our sole discretion and without prejudice to our further rights and remedies, suspend the Agreement or any specific Tracking Link. During the period of any suspension, we will notify you that we will withhold the payment of any Affiliate Accruals that relate to any affected Tracking Links. Payment of any withheld Affiliate Accruals, if any, will be made to you on the lifting of the suspension.
5.5 Automatic Termination. If your Affiliate Cashier Account is inactive, your Agreement and participation in the Affiliate Program will automatically terminate. In this Section, "Inactive" means where (i) you have not generated sufficient Affiliate Accruals to trigger a payment into your Affiliate Cashier Account or you have not withdrawn from your Affiliate Cashier Account for one hundred and twenty days or more; or (ii) you have failed to respond to any verification mails sent to you within a reasonable period of time. Where automatic termination occurs, any funds remaining within your Affiliate Cashier Account will revert back to us.
5.6 Effect of Termination. The following will apply where we terminate:
1. You shall cease, desist and stop promoting the Sites and all rights and licenses given to you under this Agreement will terminate immediately.
2. You shall return all confidential information and cease use of any of Our Marks and the Marketing Materials.
3. We may leave open, redirect or deactivate any Tracking Links in our sole discretion without any obligation to pay you for Players who subsequently become Real Money Players.
4. Provided that we have paid or do pay to you such sums as are due at the date of termination and that shall be subject to any rights we have to make deductions hereunder, we will have no further liability to pay you any further sums.
5. Sections 3.5, 3.8, 4.5, 5.4, 6, 7 and 8 and such other provisions as are necessary for the interpretation or enforcement of this Agreement shall survive any termination or expiry of this Agreement.
6. LIMITATION OF LIABILITIES AND INDEMNIFICATION
6.1 No Warranties. WE MAKE NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS (WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED BY LAW, STATUTE OR OTHERWISE) WITH RESPECT TO THE BETAMERICA AFFILIATE PROGRAM, OUR SITES, OUR WEBSITE OR ANY CONTENT, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES AVAILABLE THEREIN OR RELATED THERETO OR THAT OUR SITES, THE WEBSITE, SYSTEM, NETWORK, SOFTWARE OR HARDWARE (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THAT PROVIDED TO US BY THIRD PARTIES) WILL BE ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED OR WITH RESPECT TO THE QUALITY, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR SUITABILITY OF ALL OR ANY OF THE FOREGOING. EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY STATED OTHERWISE IN THIS AGREEMENT, ALL WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS AND IMPLIED TERMS AND CONDITIONS ARE HEREBY EXCLUDED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. FURTHERMORE, NEITHER WE (NOR OUR PROVIDERS OR UNDERLYING VENDORS) ARE REQUIRED TO MAINTAIN REDUNDANT SYSTEM(S), NETWORK, SOFTWARE OR HARDWARE.
6.2 Billing and Collection. We may take any means necessary to collect money (including, but not limited to hiring a collection agency and attorneys) that is owed to us by you and you shall be responsible for any costs associated with such collection. We may, in our sole discretion, use any available means to block, restrict, remove or discount from your Tracking Link certain players, deposits or play patterns or reject the applications of potential players and/or Affiliates so as to reduce the number of fraudulent, unprofitable transactions, or for any reason we deem appropriate.
6.3 Liability Limitations. In no event will we be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential or punitive loss, injury or damage of any kind (regardless of whether we and/or you have been advised of the possibility of such loss) including any loss of business, revenue, profits or data. Our liability arising under this Agreement, whether in contract, tort (including negligence) or for breach of statutory duty or in any other way shall only be for direct damages and shall not exceed the revenues generated and payable to you in relation to the Site(s) that the dispute relates to over the previous 12 months at the time that the event giving rise to the liability arises. Our obligations under this Agreement do not constitute personal obligations of the directors, officers, agents, employees, vendors or suppliers of BetAmerica, its parent and their affiliates.
6.4 Indemnification. You shall defend, indemnify us and our parent and affiliates and each of our respective officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives and hold the same harmless from and against any and all claims, demands, liabilities, losses, damages, costs and expenses (including reasonable legal fees) resulting or arising (directly or indirectly) from this Agreement.
6.5 Set off. Without prejudice to any other rights or remedies available to us under this Agreement or otherwise, we shall be entitled to set off any payments otherwise payable by us to you hereunder, against any liability you owe to us, including any claims we have against you resulting from or arising from, your breach of this Agreement.
7. INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION
7.1 Independent Investigation. YOU WARRANT THAT YOU HAVE INDEPENDENTLY EVALUATED THE DESIRABILITY OF MARKETING THE SITE OR SERVICES.
7.2 Independent Research. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT GAMBLING LAWS MAY VARY FROM STATE TO STATE AND YOU WARRANT THAT YOU HAVE INDEPENDENTLY EVALUATED THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES AND THOSE OF THE INDIVIDUAL STATES THAT APPLY TO YOUR ACTIVITIES AND BELIEVE THAT YOU MAY PARTICIPATE IN OUR AFFILIATE PROGRAM WITHOUT VIOLATING ANY APPLICABLE RULES OR LAWS. YOU INDEMNIFY US AND OUR PARENT AND AFFILIATES AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS AND HARD THE SAME HARMLESS FROM ANY ACTIONS, SUITS, FINES, PENALTIES, CLAIMS AND COSTS (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND LEGAL COSTS) ASSOCIATED WITH YOU PARTICIPATING IN AND ADVERTISING ON BEHALF OF THE BETAMERICA AFFILIATE PROGRAM.
8.1 Notices. All notices pertaining to this Agreement will be given by email as follows: to you at the email address provided by you on the Affiliate Registration Form (or as subsequently updated by you to us), and to us at email@example.com. Any notice sent by email shall be deemed received on the earlier of an acknowledgement being sent or twenty-four (24) hours from the time of transmission.
8.2 Relationship of Parties. There is no relationship of exclusivity, partnership, joint venture, employment, agency or franchise between you or us under this Agreement. You are not entitled to any benefits beyond those specifically detailed in this Agreement. Neither party has the authority to bind the other (including the making of any representation or warranty, the assumption of any obligation or liability and/or the exercise of any right or power), except as expressly provided in this Agreement and you shall not act as or hold yourself out as an agent of BetAmerica or Lien Games Racing LLC Incorporated.
8.3 Non-Exclusive. You understand that we may at any time (directly or indirectly), enter into agreements with other affiliates or third parties on the same or different terms as those provided to you in this Agreement and that such affiliates or third parties may be similar, and even competitive to you. You understand that we may re-direct traffic and users from any of the Sites to any other online site that we deem appropriate in our sole discretion without any additional compensation to you.
8.4 Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure. You may receive confidential information from us, including confidential information as to our marketing plans, marketing concepts, geographical presence, structure and payments. This information is confidential and constitutes our proprietary trade secrets. You shall not disclose this information to any third party or other person(s), or use such information other than for the purposes of this Agreement without our prior written consent, except as expressly required by law (provided that you provide immediate written notice of such requirement, cooperate with us to protect our confidential information from such disclosure). You understand that we retain title and all intellectual property and proprietary rights in the confidential information. No license under any data, source code, software, trademark, patent or copyright, or application for same which are now or thereafter may be obtained by us is either granted or implied by the conveying of confidential information. You understand that a violation or threatened violation of the confidentiality of such confidential information may cause irreparable injury to us, entitling us to seek injunctive relief in addition to all legal remedies available to us under this Agreement and applicable law. Player data and identities belong to us and will not be shared with the affiliates. See 3.8 above
8.5 Press. You may not issue any press release or other communication to the public with respect to this Agreement, Our Marks or your participation in the Affiliate Program without our prior written consent.
8.6 Assignment. Except where you have received our prior written consent, you may not assign (at law or in equity), sub-license, sub-contract, or deal in any other manner with your rights and obligations under this Agreement. Any purported assignment in breach of this clause shall confer no rights on the purported assignee.
8.7 Governing Law. These Terms and Conditions and the Agreement (including any variation or modification thereto) shall be deemed executed in the State of North Dakota and shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of North Dakota without giving effect to conflicts of law principles. You irrevocably agree to the exclusive jurisdiction to the courts located within the State of North Dakota for any claim, dispute or matter arising out of, or in connection with, or concerning this Agreement or its enforceability and you waive any objection to proceedings in such courts on the grounds of venue or on the grounds that proceedings have been brought in an inconvenient forum. Nothing in this clause shall limit the right of us to take proceedings against you in any other court of competent jurisdiction, nor shall the taking of proceedings in any one or more jurisdictions preclude the taking of proceedings in any other jurisdictions, whether concurrently or not, to the extent permitted by the law of such other jurisdiction.
8.8 Severability. Whenever possible, each provision of this Agreement will be interpreted in such a manner as to be effective and valid under applicable law but, if any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any respect, such provision will be ineffective only to the extent of such invalidity, or unenforceability, without invalidating the remainder of this Agreement or any other provision hereof.
8.9 Entire Agreement. This Agreement embodies the complete and entire agreement and understanding between the parties hereto with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes any prior or subsequent oral or written agreement or understanding between the parties in relation to such subject matter except for any modification to this Agreement provided by us to you in accordance with Section 1.3 above. Each of the parties acknowledges and agrees that in entering into this Agreement, it has not relied on any statement, representation, guarantee, warranty, understanding, undertaking, promise or assurance (whether negligently or innocently made) of any person (whether a party to this Agreement or not) other than as expressly set out in the Agreement. Nothing in this Section shall limit or exclude any liability for fraud.
8.10 Third-Party Rights. Except insofar as this Agreement expressly provides that a third party may in their own right enforce a term of this Agreement, a person who is not a party to this Agreement has no right to rely upon or enforce any term of this Agreement.
8.11 No Waiver By Us. If there is a breach of any provision of this Agreement, it shall not be considered a waiver of any subsequent breach of the same or any other provision.
8.12 English Language. This Agreement is drafted in the English language. If this Agreement is translated into another language, the English language text shall in any event prevail.
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Last modified February 3rd, 2014