a) This document (the "Agreement" or the "Terms and Conditions") sets out the terms and conditions agreed between Galaxy Group Ltd (hereinafter "Buff88"), a company duly registered under the laws of British Virgin Islands by means of registration No. 1920862, having its registered office at Intershore Chambers, Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Island and the person/company set out on the relevant application form (hereinafter the "Affiliate"), regarding the Affiliate’s application to join (and if the Affiliate’s application is successful, the Affiliate’s membership of) the Buff88 Affiliates program and to promote the Buff88 Brand by publishing text links (including sub-affiliate links), banners and advertising material (hereinafter the "Buff88 Content" as defined in clause "Definition and Interpretation" below).
b) Buff88 may change all or any part of this Agreement at any time. Notice will be given by message to the contracting party’s email address and will be deemed to be served immediately when sent by Buff88 or by pop-up message when the affiliate logs into the Technical Platform – whichever occurs sooner. If the Affiliate does not agree to the changes the Affiliate should terminate this Agreement in accordance with its terms. The Affiliate’s continued participation in the Buff88 Affiliates program after Buff88 have posted the changes will constitute binding acceptance of such changes.
DEFINITION AND INTERPRETATION
"Affiliate" means any natural and legal person who, after having entered into this Agreement, makes space on its website or other media platform ("Affiliate Site" or "Advertising Space") available for Buff88 Content and the acquisition of New Customers.
"Bonuses" means any so-called "free money", "free bets", "free spins", "money back", and/or similar; and/or vouchers, rebates, discounts and/or similar that the New Customer can utilise as payment for stakes (bets).
"Calendar Days" means any day of the week, month or year including bank holidays and weekends.
"Commission": means the compensation due to the Affiliate based on the agreed percentage of Net Revenue or other reward plans.
"Confidential Information" means any information of a commercial value, essential for any of the Parties, such as, but not limited to: technology, market and business information, financial reports, know-how, trade secrets, products, processes, business strategies, information concerning research, databases, New Customer lists, prospect and New Customer data, supplier lists, marketing plans, product development, manner of operation or financial condition or prospects.
"Database" means the database regarding Affiliates and New Customers, containing any Buff88 proprietary New Customer data with relevance to the Agreement, including without limitation personal data and contact information, and excluding all other Buff88 databases, as it stands as of the date of this Agreement, and as it stands until the date of this Agreement being terminated. The Databases are assets of a financial value belonging to Buff88 and represent a substantial investment made by Buff88.
"Goodwill" means the benefit of a business having a good reputation under its name and regular patronage.
"Gross Revenue" means the value of the revenues generated by all players referred by the Affiliate across all products; e.g. in sportsbook or casino, the Gross Revenue would be equal to all (settled) bets less wins and in poker the Gross Revenue would be the "rake" (i.e. the amount that is charged on each qualified pot in cash ring games and/or the fees charged to players to compete in poker tournaments). For the avoidance of doubt; any bet that is not accepted for a legitimate reason, in the sole discretion of Buff88, (e.g. player’s bad debts) shall not be considered a settled bet and shall not be included in the calculation of the Gross Revenue.
"Intellectual Property Rights" or "IPR" means any rights in computer software (including source codes), databases, know-how, design, topography, copyrights, trademarks, domain names, utility models, brands, business names, registrations of and applications to register any of the aforesaid items and/or rights in the nature of any of the aforesaid items.
"Net Revenue", calculated on a monthly basis, means the monthly Gross Revenue less costs, which includes but is not limited to: taxes, betting duties, third party commissions/fees for providing games and game software etc, financial transaction fees, bonuses, "loyalty rewards", rakeback, cashbacks and charge backs.
"New Customer" means any Buff88 Brand customer who registers directly after clicking on the Buff88 Content provided to the Affiliate by Buff88. A customer will be tagged to the last Affiliate who referred him to Buff88.
The New Customer shall not be in Buff88’s customer Database, even if the customer has previously closed his Buff88 account and opened a new one through the Affiliate.
"New Depositing Customer" means a New Customer who has made a first minimum deposit with Buff88 where this latter is used for bona fide transactions with an ultimate aim to establish and enter into a normal commercial relationship with Buff88 within the framework of the Business
The customer registration and the first deposit do not have to be simultaneous.
"Parties" means the Company and the Affiliate (each a "Party").
"Payment Agent" means the individual or company appointed by Buff88 to carry out on its behalf and name payments to the Affiliates;
"Personal Data" means any information relating to any person, whether individual or legal that is or may be identified from time to time (directly or indirectly). It includes without limitation any and all information in relation to New Depositors and/or Affiliates.
"Reward Plan" means any financial model agreed between the Parties to compensate the Affiliate for its marketing activities.
"Services" means the concept under which the Business is generally provided and, from time to time, made available in the public domain, in the format of language and localized customized homepages combined with call centre staff having the relevant language skills.
"Sub-Affiliate" means any natural and legal person who, after having entered into collaboration with the Affiliate, makes space on its website or other media platform available for Buff88 Content and the acquisition of New Customers
"Technical Platform" means a technical tool, back office modules, functionalities and data, as for instance Income Access, to record, register and monitor the relevant Affiliate activities, Business and other activities between Buff88 and New Depositors, which materialize via the advertising space of the Affiliate concerned, ultimately allowing the management of Affiliate‘s New Depositor accounts opened at Buff88.
"Term" means the period from the date that you acknowledge and accept these Terms and Conditions until the agreement is terminated for one of the reasons set forth in clause 13.
"Buff88" means Buff88 Services Ltd and any of the subsidiaries of Buff88 Group Plc, the publicly listed group holding company, including without limitation Buff88 (International) Ltd. The contractual party in this Agreement, notably for payment, invoicing and other financial purposes, is and remains solely Buff88 Services Ltd.
"Buff88 Brand" means any relevant brand operated by Galaxy Group Ltd under which products including but not limited to online sportsbook, casino are offered.
"Buff88 Content" means all Intellectual Property Rights created and/or deriving out of these Terms and Conditions, including, without limitation, text links (including sub-affiliate links), banners, advertising material, the Database and Personal Data.
"Working Day" means every day from Monday to Friday inclusive, excluding public holidays and weekends.
1. GENERAL SCOPE AND OBJECT
1.1 Buff88 requires third party advertising space to promote its Brand and increase its business, notably via increasing the number of New Depositors, and will, from time to time in cooperation with third parties, negotiate, sign and carry out its affiliate marketing strategy. In the event Buff88 uses a third party for the (partial) roll-out of its affiliate marketing strategy, including contract negotiation, day-to-day management of the Technical Platform, payment processing, marketing or other activities, this irrespective of the legal capacity of the intermediary, whether as agent, subcontractor or other, Buff88 Services Ltd is and remains exclusively responsible for the proper execution of the Agreement.
1.2. Buff88 expressly states that the promoting or soliciting of bets is subject to legal restrictions in some countries and may even be prohibited in some cases. These restrictions may vary from time to time. Thus, the Affiliate acknowledges that - should the promoting or soliciting of bets or the participation in prize games be prohibited under the rules and regulations of its country of domicile or be permissible only under certain preconditions not met - it may not enter into this agreement and shall, consequently, also not be entitled to post the link on its website. Should any harm or loss whatsoever arise for Buff88 or the Affiliate due to the Affiliate’s disregard of the relevant prohibitions in the country of domicile of the Affiliate, the Affiliate shall be exclusively liable for such disadvantages and shall hold Buff88 harmless and full indemnify it for any such liability incurred by Buff88.
1.3 The Affiliate further confirms that it operates the website, where the affiliate link will be placed, under its own name and that it is fully and without restrictions authorised to dispose thereof.
1.4 Unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Parties, each Party shall remain exclusively responsible for all and any expenses (including investment and/or running costs) incurred in respect of the obligations it undertakes in terms of this Agreement and will have no right of recourse against the other Party in respect thereof.
2. THE AFFILIATE’S INTEGRATION IN THE Buff88 AFFILIATES NETWORK
2.1. Upon conclusion of the Agreement, a unique tracking code (often in the form of a URL) is assigned to the Affiliate, and the Affiliate is integrated in the Technical Platform. By means of the tracking code, New Customers and New Depositors acquired via the Buff88 Content on the Affiliate's website and the bets placed during such sessions are registered and/or can be further tracked.
2.2. The tracking system shall track only the player account; therefore, if a New Depositor creates a new player account by signing up to:
- a different brand operated by the Buff88 Group, or;
- a new domain due to licensed market regulations, provided that Buff88 was not authorised to "migrate" the players accounts to the new domain, the new player account will not necessarily be linked to the Affiliate.
2.3. Any additional Advertising material (of any kind whatsoever) created by the Affiliate and related to Buff88 shall require Buff88's prior written approval.
2.4 A change to the URL of the Affiliate Site shall not constitute a change to the Agreement and shall not affect the rights and obligations of the Affiliate arising from this agreement.
2.5 It is the responsibility of the Affiliate to ensure that any tracking code pulled from the Affiliate Platform is used correctly.
3. Buff88 CONTENT
3.1 Throughout the Term, the Affiliate shall prominently incorporate and continuously display the most up to date Buff88 Content provided by Buff88 , on all pages of the Affiliate Site in a manner and location agreed between the Affiliate and Buff88 . The Affiliate shall not alter the form, location or operation of the Buff88 Content without Buff88 's prior written consent.
3.2 The Affiliate agrees to give Buff88 its reasonable assistance in respect of the display, access to, transmission and maintenance of the Buff88 Content.
3.3 The Affiliate shall ensure that the Affiliate does not place any Buff88 Content on pages of the Affiliate Site aimed at persons under the age of 18 years.
3.4 In the event that the Affiliate wishes to place the Buff88 Content on websites other than the Affiliate Site, the Affiliate must first obtain Buff88 's written consent.
3.5 Buff88 has the right to monitor the Affiliate Site to ensure that the Affiliate is complying with the terms of this Agreement. The Affiliate shall provide Buff88 with all data and information (including passwords) to enable Buff88 to perform such monitoring, at no charge.
3.6 The Affiliate may not purchase or register keywords, search terms or other identifiers for use in any search engine, portal, sponsored advertising service or other search or referral service which are identical or similar to any of Buff88 's trademarks or otherwise include the word "Buff88 " or variations thereof in the "domain name", (i.e. after any prefixes but before the top level domain suffix), or include metatags on the Affiliate Site which are identical or similar to any of Buff88 's trademarks.
3.7 Neither the Affiliate nor the Affiliate’s friends or relatives are eligible to become New Depositors (as defined below) and the Affiliate shall not be entitled to any share of Net Revenue or any Fees (or any other remuneration from Buff88 ) in relation to such relatives or friends. Relatives in this context shall include (without limitation) the Affiliate’s spouse, partner, parent, child or sibling.
3.8 The Affiliate shall not:
- directly or indirectly offer any person or entity any incentive (including but not limited to money) to use the Buff88 Content on the Affiliate Site to access the Buff88 Site (e.g. by implementing any "rewards" program for persons or entities who use the Buff88 Content on the Affiliate Site to access the Buff88 Site);
- read, intercept, record, redirect, interpret, or fill in the contents of any electronic form or other materials submitted to Buff88 by any person or entity;
- in any way modify, redirect, suppress, or substitute the operation of any button, link, or other interactive feature of the Buff88 Site;
- engage in transactions of any kind on the Buff88 Site on behalf of any third party, or authorise, assist, or encourage any other person or entity to do so;
- take any action that could reasonably cause any end user confusion as to Buff88's relationship with the Affiliate, or as to the site on which any functions or transactions are occurring;
- promote Buff88 Brands in any way other than by using Buff88 Content on the Affiliate Site in accordance with this Agreement without Buff88's prior written consent;
- post or serve any advertisements or promotional content promoting the Buff88 Site or otherwise around or in conjunction with the display of the Buff88 Site (e.g., through any "framing" technique or technology or pop-up windows or pop-under windows), or assist, authorise or encourage any third party to take any such action without Buff88's prior written consent;
- attempt to artificially increase monies payable to the Affiliate by Buff88 ;
- cause the Buff88 Site (or any page thereof) to open in a visitor's browser other than as a result of the visitor clicking on a Link on the Affiliate Site; or attempt to intercept or redirect (including, without limitation, via user-installed software) traffic from or on any website that participates in the Buff88 Affiliates Program;
- register more than one Affiliate account with the Buff88 Affiliate program. If any exception is to be made, it must be confirmed in writing by the Head of Performance Marketing;
- use any form of spam (including search engine spamming or spamdexing) or unsolicited mail in its attempts to refer New Depositors to the Buff88 Site;
- be under eighteen (18) years of age and must be able to provide Buff88 upon request - at any time, a copy of his/her ID, billing address and/or other documents. Refusal to do so may be considered, at Buff88's sole discretion, as fraudulent activity that will be subject to all of the consequences listed above;
- fail to keep the Affiliate Site content compliant with any content and phrasing obligations and/or restrictions imposed on Buff88 by third party suppliers. In the event that the Affiliate, for any reason, does not have knowledge of any such obligations, the Affiliate must update its website within 2 business days of notification to the email listed in its Affiliate account;
- apply for a new Affiliate account if it previously had an account closed due to breach of the Buff88 Affiliates Terms and Conditions;
- incentivise or indicate how sports betting arbitrage, "sure betting", "safe betting", casino systems or similar could be used at Buff88 and/or other betting options that statistically prevent the spirit of the Affiliate partnership from being profitable for both parties. If 50% or more of an Affiliate’s referred customers are betting on a single outcome in relation to Sportsbook or Live Casino, this shall be considered as a breach of this Agreement.
- promote Buff88 and/or create pages using Buff88 Brands in any social media (such as, but not limited to, Facebook, Google +, Twitter etc.).
3.9 If Buff88 determines, at its sole discretion, that the Affiliate has engaged in any of the foregoing activities, or Buff88 detects a breach of any obligation of the Affiliate under this Agreement, Buff88 shall:
- have the right to suspend any payment due to the Affiliate while Buff88 investigates any suspected breach, and/or;
- have the right to alter the Reward Plan structure (notably by imposing negative revenue carryover), and/or;
- have the right to withhold payment of any Commission due to the Affiliate that has been derived from the purported breach, and/or;
- have the right to retain the Commission until the debt is settled or invoice the cost incurred by a breach to clause 3.9.m by the Affiliate, and/or;
- have the right to terminate the contract immediately;
If the investigation made by Buff88 leads to the conclusion that no breach of the Agreement has occurred, Buff88 shall pay to the Affiliate all suspended or withheld payments.
The bringing into play of one or several of the above measures will be without prejudice to any other rights, remedies, legal actions or compensations available to Buff88 .
Upon communication of any changes to the Reward Plan as a result of any suspected breach, the Affiliate will have the possibility to terminate the Agreement within 7 days. If the Affiliate does not terminate the Agreement within this period, it will be deemed to have accepted the changes.
3.10 If the Affiliate attempts, with Buff88's prior written consent, to promote Buff88 Brands using methods such as but not limited to email, SMS etc., it shall make clear in the body of any such communication that they have been sent by the Affiliate, and any complaints made as a result of this communication should be directed to the Affiliate and not to Buff88 .
3.11 The Affiliate shall at all times comply with the provisions set forth in the Data Protection Act (Chapter 440 of the Laws of Malta) and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003, and any other related/relevant legislation.
4. Buff88 'S OBLIGATIONS AND RIGHTS
4.1 Buff88 shall supply the Affiliate with the Buff88 Content for inclusion on the Affiliate Site and may update such Content from time to time.
4.2 The Affiliate shall comply with Buff88 's instructions to track New Customer accessing the websites of Buff88 Brands via the Buff88 Content on the Affiliate Site. Buff88 shall use its reasonable endeavours to ensure that whenever a New Customer is directed to the websites of Buff88 Brands through the Buff88 Content on the Affiliate Site and registers an account the relevant New Customer is identified as originating from the Affiliate Site. However, Buff88 shall not be held liable if it is unable to identify a New Customer as originating from the Affiliate Site.
4.3 Buff88 shall be entitled to exercise any of its rights or fulfil any of its obligations hereunder (including, without limitation, its payment obligations pursuant to clause 6 through any Buff88 Group Plc subsidiary company.
4.4 Buff88 shall be entitled to accept or decline any Affiliate’s application without giving any specific reason.
4.5 Buff88 shall develop and make available to the Affiliate Buff88 Content to be used on the Affiliate Site.
5. COMMISSION, PAYMENT AND PAYMENT TERMS
5.1 The Affiliate network shall be entitled to receive, on a monthly basis, a Commission based on the activities of its referred customers.
5.2 The Affiliate shall be entitled to receive the Commission exclusively for New Customers. The Affiliate shall be entitled to receive the Commission, in the case of a Net Revenue share model, for each New Customer for a lifetime value from the date of its registration. In the case of other reward plans, including but not limited to Cost Per Acquisition, the Commission shall depend on a separate agreement between the Parties.
5.3 In order to receive an additional Commission based on a percentage of the Commission earned by its Sub-Affiliate(s), the Affiliate shall refer the Sub-affiliate to the Buff88 Affiliate Program through the Buff88 Content. The Affiliate cannot claim a Commission on a new Affiliate account created by an Affiliate who simultaneously has another Buff88 Affiliates account. The Affiliate shall ensure that the Sub-Affiliate complies with these terms and conditions by making it aware of them before it enters into any arrangement with the Sub-Affiliate in relation to this agreement. The Affiliate is not allowed to register itself as a Sub-Affiliate. Unless otherwise agreed between the Parties, the Affiliate is entitled to receive 5% of its Sub-Affiliates’ commission.
5.4 At the sole discretion of Buff88 , the Head of Performance Marketing may, without prejudice to any other rights or remedies available to Buff88 , choose to deal with an Affiliate and/or Sub-Affiliate account fraud, i.e. failure to comply with the foregoing rules, by:
i. merging duplicate accounts, and/or;
ii. applying the original reward plan to the players from the secondary Affiliate account, and/or;
iii. severing the link between the master Affiliate & Sub-Affiliate, and/or;
iv. terminating the Affiliate agreement for the Affiliate and/or the Sub-Affiliate.
5.5 Buff88 shall provide the Affiliate with statements accessible through its Buff88 Affiliates account at https://Affiliate.Buff88.com detailing the number of New Customers, New Depositors, Net Revenue and the Affiliate’s Commission, if any, which have accrued to the Affiliate over the course of the calendar month. Such statements shall in principle be updated daily. At the beginning of a Calendar Month, Buff88 shall record the Affiliate’s total Commission, if any, during the previous Calendar Month. If the Affiliate’s Commission does not exceed 10 Euros, Buff88 shall be entitled to withhold and carry forward the Commission until the total accrued Commission exceeds 10 Euros.
5.6 Buff88 reserves the right to terminate the Agreement if the Affiliate does not generate any clicks on the Buff88 Content for three consecutive months.
5.7 Buff88 reserves the right to reduce the Affiliate’s Commission/change the Affiliate’s Reward Plan if the Affiliate substantially reduces its efforts to promote Buff88.
5.8 The Affiliate shall, at any time, have secure access to the Technical Platform, unless Buff88 has a duly motivated reason – including but not limited to network and IT maintenance and/or security threats – to block such access.
5.9 The Affiliate understands and accepts that the real time data in the Technical Platform are merely approximate. At the beginning of the following calendar month, Buff88 shall provide the Affiliate with a consolidated statement for the previous calendar month containing the aggregated and accurate data related to the Affiliate’s Commission.
5.10 The Affiliate understands and accepts that its access to the Buff88 Technical Platform is subject to the highest confidentiality obligation. Any misuse of such access, whether intentionally or not, shall be considered as a substantial breach of essential obligations under the present Agreement (obligation of result).
5.11 All payments to the Affiliate shall be made by a Payment Agent appointed by Buff88 . Both Parties agree and acknowledge that Buff88 may change, from time to time, and at its sole discretion, the payment method and/or Payment Agent. Buff88 Media Ltd remains exclusively responsible for the payment of any amounts due.
5.12 Payments shall be made approximately 10 to 15 Calendar Days following the end of the month in which the Affiliate’s Commission was earned. Commissions of Affiliates who are not registered for VAT are processed automatically through the Buff88 Technical Platform, without the need for the Affiliate to raise an invoice.
5.13 The Affiliate is responsible to ensure the accuracy of the payment details in its Affiliate account. Any payment made to accounts listed in the Affiliate account will be considered as payment made by Buff88 . Any cost incurred by Buff88 owing to incorrect payment details provided by the Affiliate will be deducted from the Commission due to the Affiliate in the next monthly payment cycle in which there is a payment owing to the Affiliate.
5.14 If for any reason the Affiliate has been overpaid, then without prejudice to any other rights, Buff88 reserves the right to deduct the corresponding amount of overpayment to the Affiliate from the following month’s Commission, and each month thereafter, until the debt is repaid in full.
5.15 If for any reason the Affiliate has been underpaid, then without prejudice to any other rights, Buff88 reserves the right to add the corresponding amount of underpayment to the Affiliate’s Commission in a proceeding Calendar Month.
5.16 If there is a pending payment due to an Affiliate for a period of five years or more as a result of any or all of the following - incorrect payment details, missing payment details, invalid or no-longer valid payment details and the Affiliate has not responded to all reasonable contact attempts made by Buff88 the payment will be cancelled.
6. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
6.1. Nothing in this Agreement shall constitute any license, assignment, transfer or any other right to any Intellectual Property Rights, including, without limitation, patents, trademarks, service marks, registered designs, copyrights, database rights, rights in designs, inventions and Confidential Information, etc. which arise in result of entering into or the performance of this Agreement.
6.2. All Intellectual Property Rights created and/or deriving out of this Agreement, including, without limitation, banners, advertising material, contents, the Database, including contents and personal data, shall be or become the sole property of Buff88 , and the Affiliate shall have absolutely no rights therein.
6.3. Buff88 grants the Affiliate a non-exclusive and worldwide right to display the Buff88 Content during the Term on the Affiliate Site as set out in these Terms and Conditions and in accordance with Buff88 's guidelines as may be provided to the Affiliate from time to time. All Intellectual Property Rights and any Goodwill arising in the Buff88 Content and in all betting products, associated systems and software relating to the services provided by Buff88 to its customers from time to time shall remain the property of Buff88 . The Affiliate is not permitted to use the Buff88 Content in any way that is detrimental to Buff88 or the reputation or Goodwill of Buff88 . The Affiliate is not permitted to alter or modify, in any way, the Buff88 Content without Buff88's prior written consent.
6.4. In particular, unless given Buff88's written approval, the Affiliate may not purchase or register domain names which are identical or similar to any of Buff88 's trademarks. In particular, the Affiliate shall not include in its domain name the words "Buff88 " or its variations. A full list of Buff88's trademarks can be provided upon request.
6.5. The Affiliate agrees that the Affiliate Site shall not resemble in any way the appearance and/or the general impression of the Buff88 Site, nor will the Affiliate create the impression that the Affiliate Site is the Buff88 Site (or any part thereof).
6.6. Upon termination of the Agreement between the Parties, each Party shall hand over to the other Party all proprietary material or information and, as the case may be, destroy in a secure manner all remaining copies of the same. Notwithstanding any disposition to the contrary in these Terms and Conditions, the Affiliate acknowledges that - upon termination - it will not be allowed to keep a copy of the Buff88 Content, the Databases, Personal Data or Confidential Information, and may not exploit, directly or indirectly, Buff88 proprietary information, materials or works.
7.1 Each Party represents and warrants to the other that it has and will retain, throughout the Term, all rights, title and authority to accept these Terms and Conditions. Each Party grants to the other Party all relevant means to perform the obligations underlined in these Terms and Conditions.
7.2 Each Party to this Agreement represents, warrants and undertakes to the other that it has obtained and will maintain in force all necessary registrations, authorisations, consents and licences necessary to fulfil its obligations and that it fully complies with, and shall continue fully to comply with, the preconditions set out in Clause 3 and all applicable laws and regulations.
7.3 The Affiliate represents, warrants and undertakes that the Affiliate Site shall contain no material which is defamatory, pornographic, unlawful, harmful, threatening, obscene, harassing, or racially, ethnically, or otherwise objectionable or discriminatory, violent, politically sensitive or otherwise controversial or in breach of any third party rights and shall not link to any such material.
7.4 The Affiliate shall indemnify on demand and hold harmless Buff88 from and against any and all losses, demands, claims, damages, costs, expenses (including consequential losses and loss of profit, reasonable legal costs and expenses and VAT thereon if applicable) and liabilities suffered or incurred, directly or indirectly, by Buff88 in consequence of any breach of these Terms and Conditions by the Affiliate.
7.5 The Affiliate shall prevent the access to its Affiliate Site to minors. Affiliates must not deliberately provide facilities for gambling in such a way as to appeal particularly to minors, for example by reflecting or being associated with youth culture.
Buff88 makes no representation that the operation of the Buff88 Site will be uninterrupted or error-free and Buff88 will not be liable for the consequences of any interruptions or errors.
The Affiliate shall indemnify on demand and hold harmless Buff88 and each of its associates, officers, directors, employees, agents, shareholders and partners from and against any and all losses, demands, claims, damages, costs, expenses (including without limitation consequential losses and loss of profit, reasonable legal costs and expenses and VAT thereon if applicable) and liabilities suffered or incurred, directly or indirectly, by the Buff88 in consequence of any breach, non-performance or non-observance by the Affiliate of any of the obligations or warranties contained in these Terms and Conditions.
10. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
10.1 Neither Party should be liable to the other for any loss of actual or anticipated income or profits, for any special, indirect or consequential loss or damage or any kind howsoever arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, whether or not such loss or damage is foreseeable, foreseen or known.
10.2 Buff88's aggregate liability under or in connection with this Agreement, whether in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise, shall not, in any event, exceed the sum of the total monies paid by Buff88 to the Affiliate over the 12 month period preceding the date on which such liability accrued.
11. CLOSURE OF A MARKET
These Terms and Conditions shall be considered no longer applicable if Buff88 has to re-enter a market with a different platform / URL extension, and cannot migrate its existing database of customers.
12.1. These Terms and Conditions apply from the date that Buff88 notifies the Affiliate that its application has been successful in accordance with Clause 2 and shall continue thereafter unless and until terminated according to this clause 13.
12.2. Notwithstanding Clause 13.1, Buff88 may bring the Term to an end with immediate effect by written notice to the Affiliate if:
i. the Affiliate commits a breach of its material obligations under these Terms and Conditions and in the case of a remediable breach, fails to remedy it within 30 days of the date of receipt of notice from the other;
ii. the Affiliate becomes insolvent or unable to pay its debts, proposes a voluntary arrangement, has a receiver, liquidator, administrator or manager appointed over the whole or any part of its business or assets or if any application shall be presented, order shall be made or resolution passed for its winding up (except for the purposes of a bona fide amalgamation or reconstruction), bankruptcy or dissolution or if it shall otherwise propose or enter into any composition or arrangement with its creditors or any class of them, or it ceases to carry on business or if it claims the benefit of any statutory moratorium.
iii. the Affiliate sells its business, or any part herein, and/or registers any change of beneficial owner.
12.3. Notwithstanding Clause 13.1, if Buff88 suspects – and has reasonable proof - that the Affiliate is engaging in illegal activities or has been in repeated breach of this Agreement, Buff88 may unilaterally terminate this Agreement on delivery of two weeks' prior written notice to the other Party.
12.4. Buff88 shall forthwith give notice in writing to the other Party of any event within clause 13.2 which occurs during the Term and which would entitle Buff88 to bring the Term to an end.
13.1 Unless otherwise provided for, these Terms and Conditions shall constitute the entire agreement and understanding - superseding any previous agreement - between the Parties. Each Party acknowledges and agrees that by entering into this Agreement, it does not rely on, and shall have no remedy in respect of, any statement, representation, warranty, understanding, promise or assurance (whether negligently or innocently made) of any person (whether Party in this Agreement or not) other than as expressly set out in these Terms and Conditions. Nothing in this clause shall operate to limit or exclude any liability for fraud.
13.2 In no event will any delay, failure or omission (in whole or in part) in enforcing, exercising or pursuing any right, power, privilege, claim or remedy conferred by or arising under these Terms and Conditions or by the law, be deemed to be or construed as a waiver of that or any other right, power, privilege, claim or remedy in respect of the circumstances in question, or operate so as to bar the enforcement of that, or any other right, power, privilege, claim or remedy, in any other instance at any time or times subsequently.
13.3 The Affiliate shall not, without Buff88's prior written consent, assign at law or in equity (including without limitation by way of a charge or declaration of trust), sub-licenses or deals related to this Agreement or any other rights under it, or sub-contract any or all of its obligations under it or purport to do any of the same. Any purported assignment in breach of this clause shall confer no rights on the purported assignee.
13.4 If any provision of these Terms and Conditions shall be found by any court or administrative body of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, such invalidity or unenforceability shall not affect the other provisions of this Agreement which shall remain in full force and effect.
13.5 Any notice given or made to Buff88 under these Terms and Conditions shall be sent via email to [email protected] and marked for the attention of the Head of Marketing (or as otherwise notified by Buff88 hereunder). Buff88 shall send the Affiliate any notices given or made under these Terms and Conditions to the email address supplied in the Affiliate’s account within the Technical Platform or such other email address as notified by the Affiliate to Buff88 . Any notice shall be deemed to have been received within 24 hours of delivery.
If the receipt occurs before 9.00 a.m. CET on a Working Day, such notice shall be deemed to have been received on that specific day. If such receipt occurs after 5.00 p.m. CET on a Working Day, or on any day which is not a Working Day, the notice shall be deemed to have been received at 9.00 a.m. on the following Working Day.
13.6 Each party undertakes that it will not at any time hereafter use, divulge or communicate to any person, except to its professional representatives or advisers or as may be required by law or any legal or regulatory authority, any confidential information concerning the business or affairs of the other Party or of any member of the group of companies to which the other Party belongs which may have or may in future come to its knowledge. Each of the Parties shall use its reasonable endeavours to prevent the publication or disclosure of any confidential information concerning such matters.
13.7 Nothing in these Terms and Conditions is intended to or shall operate to create a partnership between the Parties, or to authorise either Party to act as agent for the other. Neither Party shall have the authority to act in the name or on behalf of the other Party or otherwise to bind the other Party in any way (including but not limited to the making of any representation or warranty, the assumption of any obligation or liability and the exercise of any right or power).
13.8 Neither Party shall make any announcement relating to these Terms and Conditions nor its subject matter without the other Party’s prior written approval, except as required by law or by any legal or regulatory authority.
13.9 The validity, construction and performance of these Terms and Conditions (and any claim, dispute or matter arising under or in connection with it or its enforceability) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Costa Rica.