Terms and Conditions – 4StarsGames Affiliate Program

 

Affiliate Terms

 

Please read these Affiliate Terms carefully before applying to become an Affiliate, as they set out our and your legal rights and obligations in relation to our Affiliate Program. You will be asked to agree to these Affiliate Terms before becoming an Affiliate. Applying for the affiliate program and agreeing to these Terms and Conditions, you accept all terms outlined in this Agreement.

If you have any questions or comments about the 4StarsGames Affiliate Program, please contact us by writing to our Affiliate Team at affiliates@4starsgames.com.

 

 1. Definitions and interpretation

1.1 In the Agreement:

Acceptance Email” means an email sent by the Company to an Affiliate in accordance with Clause 2.3 confirming that the applicant has been accepted into the Affiliate Program;

Affiliate” means the person (natural or legal) specified as the applicant for our Affiliate Program on the Registration Form;

Affiliate Program” means the Company's website affiliate program for 4StarsGames Gaming Website;

Affiliate Website” means the website or websites owned and operated by the Affiliate and specified on the Registration Form;

Agreement” means the agreement between the Company and the Affiliate incorporating these Affiliate Terms, the Registration Form and the Acceptance Email, and any amendments to it from time to time;

Company” means Bomba Games Limited, Floor 5, 115A, Valley Road, Birkirkara, Malta, which operates 4StarsGames Gaming Website in partnership and as part of the Income Access Network.

 

Confidential Information” means all information relating to the other Party which is obtained, whether in writing, pictorially, in machine readable form or orally or by observation in connection with this Agreement, including but without limitation, financial information, know-how, processes, ideas, intellectual property  , trade secrets, technology, customer list (potential or actual) and other customer-related information, sales statistics, market, market intelligence, marketing and other business strategies and other commercial information of a confidential nature but does not include information which is known to the Receiving Party without any limitation or restriction on use or disclosure before receipt of such information from or on behalf of the disclosing party or becomes publicly available, other than as a breach of the Agreement, or becomes lawfully available to the Receiving Party from a third party free from any confidentiality restriction or any information required to be disclosed under any relevant law or any binding judgment or order of court or arbitration tribunal or any stock exchange regulations or under direction from any relevant regulatory authority;

 

Effective Date” means the date the Agreement comes into force as specified in Clause 2;

Force Majeure Event” means an event, or a series of related events, that is outside the reasonable control of the Party affected (including but not limited to failures of or problems with the internet or a part of the internet, hacker attacks, virus or other malicious software infections or attacks, power failures,
utility or communication failure, industrial disputes or disturbances affecting any third Party, labor disputes , strikes , changes to the law, Acts of God , disasters, explosions, fires, floods, earthquakes, lightning, riots, Act of terrorism , attacks and wars);

Intellectual Property Rights” means all intellectual property rights wherever in the world, whether registered or unregistered, including any application or right of application for such rights (and the “intellectual property rights” referred to above include copyright and related rights, moral rights, database rights, confidential information, trade secrets, know-how, business names, trade names, domain names, trademarks, service marks, passing off rights, unfair competition rights, patents, petty patents, utility models, semi-conductor topography rights and rights in designs);

 

“Leads” the tracked persons using the 4StarsGames Gaming Website as a result of promotion by the Affiliate;

Link” means a hyperlink (either embedded in text or an image or otherwise) from the Affiliate Website to the 4StarsGames Gaming Website in the form, design, and in a position on the Affiliate Website specified on the 4StarsGames Gaming Website

Parties” means the Affiliate and the Company. The Affiliate and the Company may be referred to individually as a “Party” or collectively as the “Parties”.

Payments” means payments of a bounty payment for every new registration that deposits and places at least one wager or on your prior written election a % of Net Gaming Revenue (the % will be determined based on Payment Structure set out in our Website. There is also the option where the % will be determined individually in negotiations with each subsidiary separately). This method of payment will be confirmed in the acceptance email which will be sent by the Company to the Affiliate in respect of each Payment Trigger during the Term (subject to the provisions of the Agreement);

 

“Net Gaming Revenue” shall be defined as the total amount wagered by the Leads less total amount won in the period after the deduction of all taxes and duties (or its equivalent or replacement, at the then prevailing rate), and other disbursements, including:
a) bonuses
b) contribution to Jackpot amounts

c) software hosting , provisioning and Platform costs (including administration fees)

d) bank or financial intermediary handling charges (including for use of “electronic wallets” and chargebacks and refunds).
e) losses due to fraud and bad debts of end users

f) all direct costs of providing the service to users (including charges of age, ID and geographic location verification costs).

(g) brand licensing (in relation to game content).

 

Payment Trigger” means wagering on the 4StarsGames Gaming Website made by a user who [first] visited the 4StarsGames Gaming Website by means of a Link and who made such wager within 30 days of the date of that first visit;

 

Prohibited Materials” means content, works or other materials that the Company determines (acting reasonably) constitute:

(a)    indecent, obscene, libelous , discriminatory, violent, pornographic or lewd material;(b) material that breaches any applicable laws, regulations or legally binding codes;
(c) material that infringes any third party intellectual property rights or other rights;
(d) material that is offensive or abusive, or is likely to cause annoyance, inconvenience or anxiety to another internet user;
(e) computer viruses, spyware, trojan horses or other malicious or harmful routines, programs or software; and/or
(f) spam or bulk unsolicited email.

g) incorrect meta tags

 

Registration Form” means the HTML form on the 4StarsGames Gaming Website enabling users to apply in order to become Affiliates;

 

Term” means the term of the Agreement; and

 

4StarsGames Gaming Website” means the website accessible via the URL www.4starsgames.com

1.2 In the Agreement, a reference to a statute or statutory provision includes a reference to:
(a) the statute or statutory provision as amended, consolidated and/or re-enacted from time to time; and
(b) any subordinate legislation adopted  under that statute or statutory provision.1.3 The Clause headings do not affect the interpretation of the Agreement.

 

2. The Agreement

2.1 In order to apply to become an Affiliate, the applicant must complete and submit the Registration Form and read and accept these terms and conditions during the registration process.

2.2 If the applicant makes any input errors during the order process, these may be identified and corrected by the applicant before the Registration Form is submitted.

2.3 The Company shall evaluate the information included in the Registration form submitted by the applicant and have the right to refuse any registration in its sole discretion. 2.4 The Agreement will come into force if and when the Company sends to the Affiliate the Acceptance Email, following the submission of a completed Registration Form by the Affiliate.

2.5 The Agreement will continue in force indefinitely, unless and until terminated in accordance with Clause 11.

2.6 Subject to and upon the terms of this Agreement, the Affiliate agrees to promote Company’s Website in exchanged for commission as defined in this Agreement and depending on the traffic sent to the Company’s Website.

2.7 Each Affiliate can only be registered once. If an Affiliate be registered more than once, this will be considered as a fraudulent act and will entail the termination of the Agreement.

 

 

3. Affiliate Program

3.1 The Affiliate will within 7 days following the Effective Date include one or more Links on the Affiliate Website, and will maintain those Links on the Affiliate Website during the Term.

3.2 The Company may from time to time during the Term request amendments to the Links and/or the Affiliate Website for the purpose of ensuring consistency and quality in the use of the Company’s trademarks and branding, and to the extent that such requests are reasonable the Affiliate will make such amendments within 7 days of the request.

 

 4. Affiliate obligations

4.1 The Affiliate will provide the Company with:
(a) such co-operation as is required by the Company (acting reasonably) in connection with the Affiliate Program; and
(b) all information and documents required by the Company (acting reasonably) in connection with the Affiliate Program.

 

4.2 The Affiliate must:
(a) keep the Affiliate Website up-to-date and in good working order;
(b) ensure that the quality of design, content and functionality on the Affiliate Website does not materially deteriorate during the Term;
(c) ensure all marketing of or relating to the Affiliate Website (both online and offline) is in accordance with applicable law, any applicable codes of practice, and good industry practice generally.

(d) all the activities relating to marketing, advertising and promotion must  be proper , professional and in accordance with the content of this Agreement and within the scope of the Affiliate Program.

(e) use its best efforts and all the possibilities for advertising, marketing and promotion the Company, at its own cost, and be responsible for the operation and maintenance of its website.

 

4.3 The Affiliate must not:
(a) include any Prohibited Materials on the Affiliate Website, or include any hyperlink to any Prohibited Materials on the Affiliate Website;

(b) attract any person who is under the legal age for gambling and any jurisdiction where gambling is illegal.

(c) change or modify in any way any Link or marketing material without prior authorization from the Company.

(d) use any promotional brochure without the consent of the Company or offer refunds and promotions.
(e) market the Affiliate Website using spam or unsolicited emails or other unsolicited communications, or using any form of spyware, parasiteware, adware or similar software, or using any other antisocial or deceptive methods;
(f) increase or seek to increase the number of Payment Trigger events by  using any fraudulent or deceptive method or by using tracking  links for personal use and/or for  use by its relatives, friends, employees or other third parties , or in any other way try to defraud the Company ;
(g) make any public disclosure relating to the Agreement (including press releases, public announcements and marketing materials) without the prior written consent of the Company;
(h) include any hyperlink to the 4StarsGames Gaming Website from the Affiliate Website that is not a Link; or
(i) include any reference to the Company or the 4StarsGames Gaming Website on the Affiliate Website which may be deemed as negative;

 

4.4 The Affiliate will not take any action in connection with the Affiliate Program which might reasonably be expected to lead to the possibility of damage to the reputation and goodwill of the Company and/or the 4StarsGames Gaming Website.

 

4.5 Affiliate may not modify, impair, disable or otherwise interfere with any tracking codes and/or other technology required by Income Access in order to ensure proper tracking.

 

4.6          Affiliates must not “spam” and/or use unsolicited email.  If the Company reasonably believes that an Affiliate is knowingly sending spam and/or unsolicited email, the Company, may, in its sole discretion, immediately terminate such Affiliate’s participation in the Affiliate Program.

 

4.7          Each Affiliate is responsible for the quality, the origin and the legitimacy of the traffic that it provides to the Company’s Website and the Affiliate will always remain responsible for the quality and origin of that traffic.  If an Affiliate knowingly sends traffic of a questionable quality and/or origin to the Company, the Company may, in its sole discretion, immediately terminate such Affiliate’s Participation in the Affiliate Program.

 

4.8          If an Affiliate accidentally or unknowingly directs traffic of a questionable quality and/or origin to the Company’s Website, the Company may issue a written warning to Affiliate, notifying the Affiliate of the questionable traffic.  If, after three (3) written warnings, the Affiliate still directs traffic of a questionable quality and/or origin to the Company’s Website, the Company may, in its sole discretion, immediately terminate such Affiliate’s participation in the Affiliate Program.

 

4.9          Affiliates are not permitted to copy any other affiliate’s website.  The Company reserves the right to suspend and/or terminate an Affiliate’s participation in the Affiliate Program if they are found to have copied another affiliate’s website.

 

4.10        Affiliates will comply with the applicable Laws and Regulations relating to the use of cookies and personal data protection and will use all necessary notification procedures regarding the use of cookies and personal data to all Visitors.

 

 5. Intellectual Property Rights

 

5.1 The Company grants to the Affiliate during Term a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to reproduce electronically and publish on the Affiliate Website only the Links.

 

5.2 The Company does not warrant that the use of the Links by the Affiliate will not infringe any third party Intellectual Property Rights or give rise to any other liability on the Affiliate.

 

5.3 No provision of this agreement grants the Affiliate any right, title or interest in the trademarks, trade names, or other Intellectual Property Rights of the Company.

 

 6. Payments

6.1 In respect of each Payment Trigger which can be verified by the Company (acting reasonably) the Company will make a Payment to the Affiliate.

 

6.2 The Affiliate, in order to receive a payment for a specific period, is obliged to place/post the Links in visible places on the Affiliate Website (as well as in the front page of the Affiliate Website) and bring a minimum number of 5 active accounts (Payment Triggers) for the last 6 calendar months. The Affiliate is also obliged to retain the relevant Links in an update form and in place, as agreed, and not to modify, replace or remove the relevant Links without the prior consent of the Company.

 

6.3 The Company shall have the right to reduce the Payment rates if the Affiliate reduces the level of effort to attract Leads, to the extent determined in the Agreement.

 

6.4 The Company will account to the Affiliate for all Payments due in respect of a calendar month within 30 days of the end of the following calendar month, unless the amount due is less than € 100.00, in which case the Payments may be held over to the next payment date. In case of a negative balance at the end of any given month, there will be a Negative Carryover where such negative balance will be carried over to the next month and will be offset against next month's due Payment.

 

6.5 All Payments stated in or in relation to the Agreement are stated inclusive of VAT where relevant, and the Affiliate is solely responsible for paying VAT.

 

6.6 If the Company is required by law to deduct withholding tax or any other taxes or duties from any Payments, then the Company will deduct such amounts from the Payments before paying them to the Affiliate.

 

6.7 Payments to the Affiliate will be made in Euro currency by bank transfer or any other payment option, as agreed (using such payment details as are provided by the Affiliate on the Registration Form).

 

6.8 If the Company does not pay any amount properly due to the Affiliate under or in connection with the Agreement, the Affiliate may charge the Company simple interest on the overdue amount at the rate of 4% per year above the base rate of HSBC Bank Plc from time to time.

 

6.9 No Payments will be due in respect of:
(a) any wagers on the 4StarsGames Gaming Website made by or on behalf of:
(i) the Affiliate;
(ii) any parent undertaking or subsidiary of the Affiliate;
(iii) any employee, agent or officer of the Affiliate or any parent undertaking or subsidiary of the Affiliate;
(iv) by any natural person related any of the above;
(b) any amount received by the Company by means of the fraudulent or unlawful use of a credit, debit or other payment card, or by any other fraudulent or unlawful means or violation of any provision of this Agreement.( in such case, the Affiliate must return all Payments received by the Company based on such fraudulent or illegal actions);
(c) any purchases on the 4StarsGames Gaming Website which are subsequently cancelled, refunded, reversed, or charged-back (and the Company will be entitled to require repayment of Payments made as a result of such purchases).

 

6.10 Both before and after termination, the Company will be entitled to set off any amount owed to the Affiliate against any amount the Affiliate owes to the Company whether under the Agreement or otherwise, and against any loss or damage suffered by the Company whether in relation to the Agreement or otherwise arising out of the Affiliate's acts or omissions.

 

6.11 The Payment amount shall be calculated at the end of each month and shall be made until 15th day of every calendar month. If the 15th day of the month is not a working day, the payment can be made until the next working day.

 

6.12 If the Affiliate finds errors in the calculation, it has the right to request for recalculation. In case of such wrong calculation, the Company reserves the right to correct such calculation at any time and pay out underpayment  or reclaim overpayment made to the Affiliate, as soon as practicable.

 

6.13 If the Affiliate disagrees with the balance due as reported, it has a period of 30 days to contact the Company and state the reasons for its disagreement. Failure to inform the Company of such disagreement within the aforementioned time period shall be considered as an irrevocable recognition of the outstanding balance for that period.

 

6.14 The Company has the right to delay payment of any balance to the Affiliate for up to 180 days in case that is needed to investigate whether transactions made in accordance with the Terms of this Agreement.

 

6.15 The Company has the right to propose to the Affiliate the restructure of the Payment Structure, at its sole discretion. Once an Affiliate opts to accept such proposal, the Affiliate understands and agrees that the new proposed Payment Structure will replace the existing Payment Structure in its entirety. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Terms and Conditions assumed under the present Agreement remains in full power and will still continue to apply to the Affiliate until the Termination of this Agreement.

 

 

7. Warranties

7.1 Each Party warrants to the other Party:
(a) that possess and will maintain all required documents and licenses and it has the legal right and authority to enter into and perform its obligations under the Agreement; and
(b) that it will perform its obligations under the Agreement with reasonable care and skill.

 

7.2 All of the Parties' liabilities and obligations in respect of the subject matter of the Agreement are expressly set out in the terms of the Agreement. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, no other terms concerning the subject matter of the Agreement will be implied into the Agreement or any related contract.

 

7.3 The Company does not guarantee the absence of errors or inaccuracies or the continuous operation and availability at any time or in any place of the Affiliate Program. Therefore, shall under no circumstances be liable for any error or inaccuracy, loss, injury or damage resulting in whole or in part from failures, delays or interruptions of the Affiliate Program.

 

7.4 The Affiliate hereby warrants that it will comply with all applicable rules, laws and regulations regarding the marketing and the promotion of the Affiliate Program and that fully understands and accepts the Terms of the Agreement.

 

 8. Indemnity

The Affiliate will indemnify and keep indemnified the Company, and the Company's officers, employees, representatives, agents and subcontractors, against all damages, losses and expenses (including legal expenses) arising as a result of any breach by the Affiliate of any term of the Agreement.

 

9. Liability

9.1 Nothing in the Agreement will exclude or limit the liability of either Party for:
(a) death or personal injury caused by that Party's negligence;
(b) fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation on the part of that Party; or
(c) any other liability which may not be excluded or limited under applicable law.

 

9.2 Subject to Clause 9.1, the Company's liability to the Affiliate under or in connection with the Agreement or any collateral contract, whether in contract or tort (including negligence), will be limited as follows:
(a) the Company will not be liable for any:
(i) loss of profits, income or anticipated savings,
(ii) loss or corruption of any data, database or software,
(iii) reputational damage or damage to goodwill;
(iv) loss of any commercial opportunity, or 
(v) indirect, special or consequential loss or damage;
(b) the Company will not be liable for any losses arising out of a Force Majeure Event;
(c) the Company's liability in any calendar year will in no circumstances exceed the total amount paid (or, if greater, payable) by the Affiliate to the Company under the Agreement during that calendar year; and
(d) the Company's aggregate liability will in no circumstances exceed the total amount paid (or, if greater, payable) by the Affiliate to the Company under the Agreement.

 

10. Force Majeure Events

10.1 Where a Force Majeure event gives rise to a failure or delay in either Party performing its obligations under this Agreement, those obligations will be suspended for the duration of the Force Majeure event.

 

10.2 A Party who becomes aware of a Force Majeure event which gives rise to, or which is likely to give rise to, any failure or delay in performing its obligations under this Agreement, will promptly notify the other.

 

10.3 The Party so affected shall be excused from its performance of its obligations for the duration of such Force Majeure Event provided that it shall at all times use all reasonable endeavors to mitigate the effects of such Force Majeure Event.

 

10.4 If a Force Majeure Event continues to interrupt a Party's material performance of its obligations for a period exceeding 30 Business Days either Party shall be entitled to terminate this Agreement without any notice and without further liability.

 

11. Termination

11.1 Either Party may terminate the Agreement forthwith at any time by giving a thirty (30) days written notice to the other Party.

 

11.2 The Company may terminate the Agreement immediately (with or without giving written notice to the Affiliate) if the Affiliate:
(a) commits any breach of any term of the Agreement;
(b) becomes insolvent or enters into any insolvency process or procedure; or
(c) (where the Affiliate is an individual) the Affiliate dies, or as a result of illness or incapacity becomes incapable of managing his or her own affairs, or is the subject of a bankruptcy petition or order.

 

11.3        If an Affiliate does not generate any registrations for the Company for greater than a twelve (12) month period, the Company may terminate this Agreement with or without notice to Affiliate;

 

 

12. Effects of termination

12.1 Upon termination of this Agreement:

(a) all the provisions of the Agreement will cease to have effect automatically, save that the following provisions of the Agreement will survive and continue to have effect (in accordance with their terms or otherwise indefinitely): Clauses 1, 8, 9, 12 and 13.

(b) the Affiliate must remove from the Affiliate Website all references , contacts and links related to the Company and the Affiliate Program

(c) the Affiliate must cease the use of trademarks, logos and marketing material related to the Company and the Affiliate Program  

(d) all rights and licenses granted to the Affiliate under this Agreement shall immediately terminated and all rights shall revert to the respective licensors.

(e) the Affiliate must return to the Company all copies and confidential information that remain in its possession or control.

 

12.2 If the Agreement is terminated by the Company under Clause 11.2, the Company will not have any obligation to make any further Payments to the Affiliate and shall be entitled to withhold the due but unpaid amounts on the termination date as collateral for any claim arising due the reasons described under Clause 11.2

 

12.3 Subject to Clause 12.2:
(a) the Company will pay to the Affiliate all Payments arising from Payment Triggers activated on or before the date of effective termination of the Agreement in accordance with the terms of the Agreement. However , the Company shall have the right to withhold the Affiliate’s final Payment for a reasonable time in order to ensure that the correct amount is paid; and
(b) termination of the Agreement will not affect either Party’s accrued rights as at the date of termination.

 

12.4 Provided that we have paid or do pay to you such sums as are properly due and owing at the date of termination which shall be subject to any rights we have to make deductions whether under this Agreement or otherwise, we shall have no further liability to pay you any further sums.

 

12.5 Upon the termination of this Agreement the Affiliate must:

(a) must remove from the Affiliate Website all references , contacts and links related to the Company and the Affiliate Program

(b) cease the use of trademarks, logos and marketing material related to the Company and the Affiliate Program  

(c) all rights and licenses granted to the Affiliate under this Agreement shall immediately terminated and all rights shall revert to the respective licensors.

 

 

13. General

 

13.1 Any notice given under the Agreement must be in writing (whether or not described as “written notice” in the Agreement) and must be delivered personally, sent by pre-paid first class post, or sent by fax [or email], for the attention of the relevant person, and to the relevant address, fax number or [email address] specified on the Registration Form (in the case of the Affiliate) or the 4StarsGames Gaming Website (in the case of the Company) (or as notified by one Party to the other in accordance with this Clause).

 

13.2 A notice will be deemed to have been received at the relevant time set out below:
(a) where the notice is delivered personally, at the time of delivery;
(b) where the notice sent by first class post, 48 hours after posting; and
(c) where the notice sent by fax or email, at the time of the transmission (providing the sending Party retains written evidence of the transmission).

 

13.3 No breach of any provision of the Agreement will be waived except with the express written consent of the Party not in breach.

 

13.4 If a Clause of the Agreement is determined by any court or other competent authority to be unlawful and/or unenforceable, the other Clauses of the Agreement will continue in effect. If any unlawful and/or unenforceable Clause would be lawful or enforceable if part of it were deleted, that part will be deemed to be deleted, and the rest of the Clause will continue in effect (unless that would contradict the clear intention of the Parties, in which case the entirety of the relevant Clause will be deemed to be deleted).

 

13.5 Nothing in the Agreement will constitute a partnership, agency relationship or contract of employment between the Parties. The Affiliate will not make any statement on the Affiliate Website or otherwise which expressly or impliedly suggest that there is any such relationship between the Parties.

 

13.6 The Agreement may be varied ( the Company has the right to amend, alter, delete or add any of the provisions of the Agreement) by the Company , at any time and at its sole discretion, by posting a new version of the Agreement on the 4StarsGames Gaming Website and notifying the Affiliate in writing that the Agreement has been varied. The Affiliate's continued participation in the Affiliate Program after receipt of such a notice will constitute the Affiliate's acceptance of the varied Agreement.

 

13.7 The Company may freely assign its rights and obligations under the Agreement without the Affiliate’s consent.

 

13.8 The Agreement is made for the benefit of the Parties, and is not intended to benefit any third Party or be enforceable by any third Party. The rights of the Parties to terminate, rescind, or agree any amendment, waiver, variation or settlement under or relating to the Agreement are not subject to the consent of any third Party.

 

13.9 The Agreement constitutes the entire agreement and understanding of the Parties in relation to the subject matter of the Agreement, and supersedes all previous agreements, arrangements and understandings between the Parties relating to the subject matter of the Agreement. Subject to Clause 9.1, each Party acknowledges that no representations or promises not expressly contained in the Agreement have been made by or on behalf of the other Party.

 

13.10 The Agreement will be governed by and construed in accordance with laws of Malta.

 

13.11 In case of any discrepancy between the meanings of any translated version, the English Language Version shall prevail.

 

13.12 The Affiliate shall not use any Confidential Information of the Company for its own commercial or for other purposes beyond the fulfillment of the obligations arising from this Agreement unless the prior explicit and written consent of the Company.