Webmaster Marketing Agreement
This Marketing Agreement contains the complete terms and conditions that apply to an individual's or entity's participation in the Affiliate Edge marketing program. As used in this Agreement, "we" means Affiliate Edge and its operators and "you" means the individual or entity which applied as the "BENEFICIARY" for payment purposes on our online signup form or in our records as provided by you.
1.1 By linking to the Affiliate Edge Group of Casinos, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY ALL THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AS SET FORTH IN THIS AGREEMENT. Its operators will automatically become counter-party to this Agreement.
1.2 IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO AND ACCEPT ALL THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT, THEN YOU MUST NOT LINK TO any brand associated with Affiliate Edge.
2.1 "Site" – Club World Casino, Club USA Casino, Club UK Casino, Club Euro Casino, Club Asia Casino, Club SA Casino, Aladdin’s Gold, Lucky Red, Manhattan Slots, All Star Slots, High Noon, Affiliate Edge, and any sites related to http://www.AffiliateEdge.com.
2.2 "Tracker(s)" - The unique URL provided exclusively to an Affiliate to identify their site as the referring party of any Player. During the terms of this Agreement, this Tracker is used to calculate customer progress and Affiliate earnings
2.3 "Player(s)" means a person that enters the Site and opens a NEW REAL MONEY account via your Tracker(s).
2.4 "Banners and Text Links" means the graphical artwork or text that will direct players to our Site's homepages at http://www.ClubWorldCasinos.com, http://www.ClubUSACasino.net, http://www.ClubUKCasino.com, http://www.ClubEUROCasino.com, http://www.ClubAsiaCasino.com, http://www.aladdinsgoldcasino.com, http://www.luckyredcasino.com, http://www.manhattanslots.com, http://www.allstarslots.com, http://www.highnooncasino.com and http://www.clubsacasino.com through your Tracker(s)
2.5 "Purchase(s)" – Real money deposits made by Players through any of the available funding methods provided by Club World Casinos.
2.6 "Redeem(s)" – Any and all funds withdrawn or cashed-out by Players from their account. Additionally, any reversed purchases (including charge-backs), credits, coupons or bonuses given to a player means any and all funds withdrawn or cashed-out by Players from their Site account plus any Purchases reversed (or credits given) by us, in our sole discretion, to negate fraud, error, Player non satisfaction or through charge backs.
2.7 "Net Revenue" – The Net Casino Profits that each Affiliate’s commission percentage is based on. Net Revenue is calculated as: Total purchases minus withdrawals minus player cash balances minus any charge-backs or credits. See basic diagram here. This information is based solely on the calculations generated by the unique Tracker provided to each Affiliate.
2.8 "Marketing Fees" – The amount payable to the Affiliate at the end of each calendar month. To receive marketing fees for any calendar month, the Affiliate must meet the minimum payout amount required of $150. The payable amount is based solely on the information in our system, which is collected using the unique Tracking URL for each Affiliate. Any earnings below this threshold will be rolled over to the following month.
2.9 "Spam" – We do not condone any Affiliate using spam to gain traffic. This includes emails and messages that are sent by you, directly or indirectly, which:
a) Is sent without the recipient’s prior consent
b) Contains false or misleading statements
c) Does not truthfully identify the source or the originating IP Address; or
d) Does not contain an online and real time Remove option.
2.10 "Fraud Traffic" means Purchases or traffic generated at the Site through illegal means or in bad faith to defraud the system, regardless of whether or not it actually causes us harm. Fraud Traffic includes but is not limited to Spam, false advertising and unauthorized use of any third party copyrights or trademarks.
III. TERMS & CONDITIONS
3.1 Identity and Disclosure. You must provide true, complete, and current information to us at all times; including but not limited to, your identity, contact information, payment instructions, nationality, residency, location of Banners and Text Links and any other information that we may request from time to time.
3.2 Marketing Activities. You will, at your own cost and expense, establish Banners and Text Links to any of the Club World Casinos Groups’ Casinos. We will provide you the guidelines, graphical artwork and permitted text to use in linking to our home page. To permit accurate tracking, reporting and Marketing Fee accrual, we will provide you with a unique Tracker for your use only. It is your responsibility to test that you have linked up correctly as we are not liable for your failure to link up properly.
3.3 Commercial Use Only. This Marketing opportunity is for commercial use only, and you may not make purchases, directly or indirectly, through your Tracker for your own personal use or to fraudulently increase the Marketing Fees payables to you. If you wish to make test transactions to evaluate the system, including Purchases, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org so we can refund the charges once you have completed your testing. Transactions made in violation of this provision will be deemed Fraud Traffic and we will deduct such Purchases or traffic from your Marketing Fees.
3.4 Responsible Marketing. You will be solely responsible for your own websites and for the material appearing on them. You represent and warrant that you will not place Banners or Text Links to us on any website that contains any material which is libellous, unlawful or otherwise unsuitable. Unsuitable sites include but are not limited to websites which target persons under 18 years of age, display child pornography or other illegal acts, promote violence, promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age, promote illegal activities and/or violate the intellectual property rights of others.
3.5 Good Faith Marketing. You will not knowingly or unknowingly benefit from known or suspected Fraud Traffic. Even if you did not knowingly generate the Fraud Traffic, we reserve the right to withhold the amount generated by the Fraud Traffic from your Marketing Fees.
3.6 Approved Banners and Text Links. We will make available to you graphic images and text for purposes of linking Players from your website to our home page through your Tracker. These pre approved Banners and Text Links are available at our banner page or by contacting your affiliate manager on email@example.com. You may not issue any press release with respect to this agreement or your participation in this marketing program without our prior written consent.
3.7 Intellectual Property Rights and License. During the term of this Agreement only, we grant you a terminable, non exclusive, non transferable right to use the Banners and Text Links described in Section 3.6 above SOLELY for connecting Players to us through your Tracker. You may not take any action that may alter our rights in our marks, render the same generic or otherwise weaken the validity and good will of our marks.
3.8 Indemnification. You will defend, indemnify and hold us and our officers, directors, employees and representative harmless from and against any and all liabilities, losses, damages and costs, resulting from or arising from, your breach of this Agreement.
3.9 Player Information. By opening an account at our Site, Players will become our Players, and accordingly, all of our rules, policies and operating procedures will apply to them. We may in our sole discretion refuse to serve (or to close the account(s) of) any Player(s). Further, all data relating to the Players will remain our sole and exclusive property and you acquire no right to such information.
IV. Reports & Payments
4.1 Reports. We will track and report Player activities as necessary to summarize Player activity for purposes of calculating your Marketing Fees. The form, content and frequency of the reports may vary from time to time in our sole discretion. Generally, you will be provided with remote, unique password protected, online access to you player’s statistics including the Dollar, Euro and GBP amount of all Deposits, Withdrawals, Chargebacks and Credits, per each of your Tracker(s).
4.2 Tracking. When a new Player comes to the Site through your Tracker, our system records the Player as yours based on a multi tier tracking system to ensure as close to 100% tracking as possible. The multi tier tracking is based on cookies, IP time stamping and Java side servlets. In pursuit of state of the art systems, we may at any time change how the tracking is done as we in our sole discretion decide from time to time. Once an account is actually opened, then the account is permanently tagged with your Tracker(s) so that all subsequent activity relating to that account will be credited to you via our database until the account is closed or this Agreement is terminated, whichever occurs first.
4.3 Marketing Fees. You will be paid for your marketing efforts based upon the agreed percentage of Net Revenues generated on your Tracker(s) per calendar month.
4.4 Payment Schedule. We pay all Marketing Fees within ten (10) days of the close of each calendar month, by payment method you have indicated. The payments methods available are subject to change and can be located on our website. If you prefer wire, there is a $50.00 wire fee, per wire, which will be deducted from your payments. We may in our sole discretion require that payments in excess of $1,000.00 be wired to your account. We also reserve the right to deduct the processing costs from marketing fees paid by any other means.
4.5 Payment Minimums. Your payment will be sent to you via your selected payment from the available payment methods available if the amount due is more than $150.00. However, if the Marketing Fees payable to you are less than $150.00 in any calendar month, then we may hold those fees until the total amount due is more than $150.00 (or if earlier) until this Agreement is terminated.
If the amount due for a particular pay period is negative (Withdrawals (including Chargebacks or Credits) exceed Deposits) then the negative amount will be carried over into the following pay period for the following month. Any chargebacks or credits received from the affiliate’s players will be deducted from the affiliate’s next commission payment. If you have more than one Tracker, then the above payments will be determined on the sum total of your Trackers combined.
4.6 Monthly Statement: -
Since most Affiliates track their progress, monthly statements are not generally provided. However, in the event that there may be a dispute, some confusion, or a need for clarification; we will at our sole discretion provide a monthly statement. Request for such a statement must be initiated by the Affiliate. The Affiliate can send request to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
V. TERM AND TERMINATION
5.1 Term and Termination. This Agreement will take effect when you activate a link to our Site and will be continuous unless and until either party notifies the other party, in writing, that it wishes to terminate the Agreement, in which case, the Agreement will terminate immediately. TERMINATION IS AT WILL BY EITHER PARTY.
5.2 Effect of Termination The following will apply upon the effective date of termination:
(a) You will remove all banners and text links to our Site and/or we may disable any or all of your Trackers;
(b) All rights and licenses given to you under this Agreement will terminate immediately;
(c) You will return all confidential information and cease use of any of our trade names, trademarks, service marks, logos, banners and other designations of Club World Casinos;
(d) We may withhold Marketing Fees for up to one hundred and eighty (180) days to ensure that the correct amount is paid and that any fraud has been reversed;
(e) If link remains open or if Players obtained through the Tracker are still allowed to play and repurchase at our Site this will not constitute a continuation or renewal of this Agreement; and
(f) You will be entitled to only to those unpaid Marketing Fees, if any, earned by you on or prior to the date of termination. You will not be entitled to Marketing Fees with respect to Player activities made after the termination date.
5.3 Suspension of Trackers. In the event you breach any provision of this Agreement and/or we receive a complaint against a particular Tracker, we may in our sole discretion, disable that particular Tracker, with or without notice, temporarily or permanently. In such cases, it is our sole option to suspend or disable your links on a Tracker by Tracker basis rather than completely terminating this Agreement. The fact that we chose to leave some Trackers open does not entitle you to have all Tracker(s) operational or reactivated, nor does it entitle you to compensation for the disabled Trackers.
6.1 No Warranties. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT OUR SYSTEM, NETWORK, SOFTWARE OR HARDWARE (OR THAT PROVIDED TO US BY THIRD PARTIES) WILL BE ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED. WE MAKE NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO THE QUALITY, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR SUITABILITY OF OUR SYSTEM, NETWORK, SOFTWARE OR HARDWARE (OR THAT PROVIDED TO US BY THIRD PARTIES). WE (OR OUR PROVIDERS OR UNDERLYING VENDORS) ARE NOT REQUIRED TO MAINTAIN REDUNDANT SYSTEM(S), NETWORK, AND SOFTWARE OR HARDWARE.
6.2 Billing and Collection Limitations. We may in our sole discretion, with or without notice, use any available means to block or restrict certain Players or Purchases so as to reduce the number of fraudulent, unprofitable purchases or for any reason whatsoever, including but not limited to daily or monthly purchase limits, address verification or negative and positive credit card databases. We do not guarantee or warrant the success of such fraud prevention efforts.
6.3 Liability Limitations. Our obligations under this Agreement do not constitute personal obligations of the directors, officers, employees or shareholders of Club World Casinos. Any liability arising under this Agreement will be satisfied solely from the revenues generated hereunder. Our liability is limited to direct damages, and in no event will we be liable for any indirect, special, incidental, consequential or punitive loss, injury or damage of any kind (regardless of whether we have been advised of the possibility of such loss).
VII. INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION
7.1 Independent Investigation. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ THIS AGREEMENT AND AGREE TO ALL ITS TERMS AND CONDITIONS. YOU HAVE INDEPENDENTLY EVALUATED THE DESIRABILITY OF MARKETING OUR SITE AND ARE NOT RELYING ON ANY REPRESENTATION, GUARANTEE OR STATEMENT OTHER THAN AS SET FORTH IN THIS AGREEMENT.
7.2 Independent Research. You understand that Internet gambling laws may vary from state to state and country to country. YOU HAVE INDENDENTLY EVALUATED THE LAWS IN YOUR LOCALE WHICH APPLY TO YOUR ACTIVITIES AND BELIEVE THAT YOU MAY PARTICIPATE IN OUR MARKETING PROGRAM WITHOUT VIOLATING ANY APPLICABLE LAWS.
7.3 Non Exclusive. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT WE MAY AT ANY TIME (DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY), ENTER INTO MARKETING TERMS WITH OTHER WEBSITES OR MARKETERS ON THE SAME OR DIFFERENT TERMS AS THOSE PROVIDED TO YOU HEREIN AND THAT SUCH OTHER WEBSITES OR MARKETERS MAY BE SIMILAR AND EVEN COMPETE WITH YOU. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT WE MAY RE DIRECT TRAFFIC AND USERS FROM OUR SITE TO ANY OTHER WEBSITE THAT WE DEEM APPROPRIATE IN OUR SOLE DISCRETION, WITHOUT ANY ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION TO YOU.
8.1 Notices. All notices pertaining to this Agreement will be given by email as follows: to us at email@example.com; and, to you at address provided on our online signup form (or as subsequently updated by you to us in the event of change).
8.2 Relationship of Parties. There is no relationship of exclusivity, partnership, joint venture, employment or franchise between you or us under this Agreement. Neither party has the authority to bind the other nor to incur any obligation on the other's behalf, except as expressly provided herein. Nothing in this Agreement will be construed to provide any rights, remedies or benefits to any person or entity not a party to this Agreement.
8.3 Assignment. This Agreement and the rights and obligations hereunder may not be assigned by you without our express written consent.
8.4 Entire Agreement. This Agreement embodies the complete agreement and understanding of the parties hereto with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes and preempts any prior understandings or agreements between the parties, written or oral, which may be related to the subject matter hereof. The headings in this Agreement are for convenience only and will have no effect on the construction of this Agreement.
8.5 Modification. We may modify any of the terms of this Agreement at any time, in our sole discretion, by emailing you a change notice or by posting the new Agreement on our Site. Modifications may include, for example, changes in the scope of available Marketing Fees, Marketing Fee percentages, time for payment and marketing rules. IF ANY MODIFICATION IS UNACCEPTABLE TO YOU, YOUR ONLY RECOURSE IS TO TERMINATE THIS AGREEMENT. YOUR CONTINUED PARTICIPATION IN THE PROGRAM FOLLOWING POSTING OR NOTICE OF CHANGE WILL BE DEEMED BINDING ACCEPTANCE OF THE MODIFICATION.
8.6 Sever ability/Waiver. 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 provision hereof. No waiver will be implied from conduct or failure to enforce any rights and must be in writing to be effective.
8.7 Governing Law. The validity of this Agreement, its construction, interpretation, and enforcement, and the rights of the parties hereto will be determined under, governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of Panama.
8.8 Arbitration. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this Agreement, or breach of this Agreement, will be settled by binding arbitration, and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. There will be one arbitrator, mutually agreeable to the Parties, or if the Parties cannot agree on an arbitrator, then a court of competent jurisdiction will appoint one. The losing Party will pay all the expenses of the arbitration, including attorney's fees.
8.9 Force Majeure. The parties' obligations under this Agreement are subject to and neither party will be liable for, failure to perform, damage, or malfunction of any equipment, or any consequences thereof occasioned by or due to fire, flood, water, the elements, labor disputes, power failures, explosions, governmental actions, unavailability of transportation, acts or omission of third-parties, or any other causes beyond the party's reasonable control. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, you expressly agree to the terms and conditions of this Agreement by activating your Tracker to our Site.
ANY QUESTIONS OR ADDITIONAL CLARIFICATION REGARDING THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO: firstname.lastname@example.org.