a) This document (the "Agreement" or the "Terms and Conditions") sets out the terms and conditions agreed between Vital Media Limited (hereinafter "Vitalbet"), a company duly registered under the laws of Costa Rica by means of registration No. 24568674345, having its registered office at "Offident Building 3", Montes De Oca, San Jose, 1010, Costa Rica 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 Vitalbet Affiliates program and to promote the Vitalbet Brand by publishing text links (including sub-affiliate links), banners and advertising material (hereinafter the "Vitalbet Content" as defined in clause "Definition and Interpretation" below).
b) Vitalbet 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 Vitalbet 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 Vitalbet Affiliates program after Vitalbet 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 Vitalbet 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 Vitalbet proprietary New Customer data with relevance to the Agreement, including without limitation personal data and contact information, and excluding all other Vitalbet 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 Vitalbet and represent a substantial investment made by Vitalbet.
"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 Vitalbet, (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 Vitalbet Brand customer who registers directly after clicking on the Vitalbet Content provided to the Affiliate by Vitalbet. A customer will be tagged to the last Affiliate who referred him to Vitalbet.
The New Customer shall not be in Vitalbet’s customer Database, even if the customer has previously closed his Vitalbet account and opened a new one through the Affiliate.
"New Depositing Customer" means a New Customer who has made a first minimum deposit with Vitalbet where this latter is used for bona fide transactions with an ultimate aim to establish and enter into a normal commercial relationship with Vitalbet 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 Vitalbet 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 Vitalbet 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 Vitalbet 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 Vitalbet.
"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.
"Vitalbet" means Vitalbet Services Ltd and any of the subsidiaries of Vitalbet Group Plc, the publicly listed group holding company, including without limitation Vitalbet (International) Ltd. The contractual party in this Agreement, notably for payment, invoicing and other financial purposes, is and remains solely Vitalbet Services Ltd.
"Vitalbet Brand" means any relevant brand operated by Vital Media Limited under which products including but not limited to online sportsbook, casino are offered.
"Vitalbet 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 Vitalbet 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 Vitalbet 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, Vitalbet Services Ltd is and remains exclusively responsible for the proper execution of the Agreement.
1.2. Vitalbet 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 Vitalbet 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 Vitalbet harmless and full indemnify it for any such liability incurred by Vitalbet.
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 VITALBET 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 Vitalbet 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 Vitalbet Group, or;
- a new domain due to licensed market regulations, provided that Vitalbet 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 Vitalbet shall require Vitalbet'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. VITALBET CONTENT
3.1 Throughout the Term, the Affiliate shall prominently incorporate and continuously display the most up to date Vitalbet Content provided by Vitalbet , on all pages of the Affiliate Site in a manner and location agreed between the Affiliate and Vitalbet . The Affiliate shall not alter the form, location or operation of the Vitalbet Content without Vitalbet 's prior written consent.
3.2 The Affiliate agrees to give Vitalbet its reasonable assistance in respect of the display, access to, transmission and maintenance of the Vitalbet Content.
3.3 The Affiliate shall ensure that the Affiliate does not place any Vitalbet 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 Vitalbet Content on websites other than the Affiliate Site, the Affiliate must first obtain Vitalbet 's written consent.
3.5 Vitalbet 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 Vitalbet with all data and information (including passwords) to enable Vitalbet 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 Vitalbet 's trademarks or otherwise include the word "Vitalbet ", "Maria" 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 Vitalbet '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 Vitalbet ) 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 Vitalbet Content on the Affiliate Site to access the Vitalbet Site (e.g. by implementing any "rewards" program for persons or entities who use the Vitalbet Content on the Affiliate Site to access the Vitalbet Site);
- read, intercept, record, redirect, interpret, or fill in the contents of any electronic form or other materials submitted to Vitalbet 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 Vitalbet Site;
- engage in transactions of any kind on the Vitalbet 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 Vitalbet's relationship with the Affiliate, or as to the site on which any functions or transactions are occurring;
- promote Vitalbet Brands in any way other than by using Vitalbet Content on the Affiliate Site in accordance with this Agreement without Vitalbet's prior written consent;
- post or serve any advertisements or promotional content promoting the Vitalbet Site or otherwise around or in conjunction with the display of the Vitalbet 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 Vitalbet's prior written consent;
- attempt to artificially increase monies payable to the Affiliate by Vitalbet ;
- cause the Vitalbet 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 Vitalbet Affiliates Program;
- register more than one Affiliate account with the Vitalbet 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 Vitalbet Site;
- be under eighteen (18) years of age and must be able to provide Vitalbet 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 Vitalbet'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 Vitalbet 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 Vitalbet Affiliates Terms and Conditions;
- incentivise or indicate how sports betting arbitrage, "sure betting", "safe betting", casino systems or similar could be used at Vitalbet 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 Vitalbet and/or create pages using Vitalbet Brands in any social media (such as, but not limited to, Facebook, Google +, Twitter etc.).
3.9 If Vitalbet determines, at its sole discretion, that the Affiliate has engaged in any of the foregoing activities, or Vitalbet detects a breach of any obligation of the Affiliate under this Agreement, Vitalbet shall:
- have the right to suspend any payment due to the Affiliate while Vitalbet 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 Vitalbet leads to the conclusion that no breach of the Agreement has occurred, Vitalbet 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 Vitalbet .
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 Vitalbet's prior written consent, to promote Vitalbet 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 Vitalbet .
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. VITALBET 'S OBLIGATIONS AND RIGHTS
4.1 Vitalbet shall supply the Affiliate with the Vitalbet Content for inclusion on the Affiliate Site and may update such Content from time to time.
4.2 The Affiliate shall comply with Vitalbet 's instructions to track New Customer accessing the websites of Vitalbet Brands via the Vitalbet Content on the Affiliate Site. Vitalbet shall use its reasonable endeavours to ensure that whenever a New Customer is directed to the websites of Vitalbet Brands through the Vitalbet Content on the Affiliate Site and registers an account the relevant New Customer is identified as originating from the Affiliate Site. However, Vitalbet shall not be held liable if it is unable to identify a New Customer as originating from the Affiliate Site.
4.3 Vitalbet 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 Vitalbet Group Plc subsidiary company.
4.4 Vitalbet shall be entitled to accept or decline any Affiliate’s application without giving any specific reason.
4.5 Vitalbet shall develop and make available to the Affiliate Vitalbet 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 Vitalbet Affiliate Program through the Vitalbet Content. The Affiliate cannot claim a Commission on a new Affiliate account created by an Affiliate who simultaneously has another Vitalbet 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 Vitalbet , the Head of Performance Marketing may, without prejudice to any other rights or remedies available to Vitalbet , 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 Vitalbet shall provide the Affiliate with statements accessible through its Vitalbet Affiliates account at https://affiliate.vitalbet.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, Vitalbet shall record the Affiliate’s total Commission, if any, during the previous Calendar Month. If the Affiliate’s Commission does not exceed 10 Euros, Vitalbet shall be entitled to withhold and carry forward the Commission until the total accrued Commission exceeds 10 Euros.
5.6 Vitalbet reserves the right to terminate the Agreement if the Affiliate does not generate any clicks on the Vitalbet Content for three consecutive months.
5.7 Vitalbet reserves the right to reduce the Affiliate’s Commission/change the Affiliate’s Reward Plan if the Affiliate substantially reduces its efforts to promote Vitalbet.
5.8 The Affiliate shall, at any time, have secure access to the Technical Platform, unless Vitalbet 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, Vitalbet 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 Vitalbet 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 Vitalbet . Both Parties agree and acknowledge that Vitalbet may change, from time to time, and at its sole discretion, the payment method and/or Payment Agent. Vitalbet 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 Vitalbet 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 Vitalbet . Any cost incurred by Vitalbet 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, Vitalbet 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, Vitalbet 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 Vitalbet the payment will be cancelled.
7. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
7.1. 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.
7.2. 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 Vitalbet , and the Affiliate shall have absolutely no rights therein.
7.3. Vitalbet grants the Affiliate a non-exclusive and worldwide right to display the Vitalbet Content during the Term on the Affiliate Site as set out in these Terms and Conditions and in accordance with Vitalbet 's guidelines as may be provided to the Affiliate from time to time. All Intellectual Property Rights and any Goodwill arising in the Vitalbet Content and in all betting products, associated systems and software relating to the services provided by Vitalbet to its customers from time to time shall remain the property of Vitalbet . The Affiliate is not permitted to use the Vitalbet Content in any way that is detrimental to Vitalbet or the reputation or Goodwill of Vitalbet . The Affiliate is not permitted to alter or modify, in any way, the Vitalbet Content without Vitalbet's prior written consent.
7.4. In particular, unless given Vitalbet's written approval, the Affiliate may not purchase or register domain names which are identical or similar to any of Vitalbet 's trademarks. In particular, the Affiliate shall not include in its domain name the words "Vitalbet ", "Maria" or their variations. A full list of Vitalbet's trademarks can be provided upon request.
7.5. The Affiliate agrees that the Affiliate Site shall not resemble in any way the appearance and/or the general impression of the Vitalbet Site, nor will the Affiliate create the impression that the Affiliate Site is the Vitalbet Site (or any part thereof).
7.6. 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 Vitalbet Content, the Databases, Personal Data or Confidential Information, and may not exploit, directly or indirectly, Vitalbet proprietary information, materials or works.
8.1 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.
8.2 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.
8.3 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.
8.4 The Affiliate shall indemnify on demand and hold harmless Vitalbet 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 Vitalbet in consequence of any breach of these Terms and Conditions by the Affiliate.
8.5 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.
Vitalbet makes no representation that the operation of the Vitalbet Site will be uninterrupted or error-free and Vitalbet will not be liable for the consequences of any interruptions or errors.
The Affiliate shall indemnify on demand and hold harmless Vitalbet 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 Vitalbet 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.
11. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
11.1 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.
11.2 Vitalbet'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 Vitalbet to the Affiliate over the 12 month period preceding the date on which such liability accrued.
12. CLOSURE OF A MARKET
These Terms and Conditions shall be considered no longer applicable if Vitalbet has to re-enter a market with a different platform / URL extension, and cannot migrate its existing database of customers.
13.1. These Terms and Conditions apply from the date that Vitalbet 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.
13.2. Notwithstanding Clause 13.1, Vitalbet 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.
13.3. Notwithstanding Clause 13.1, if Vitalbet suspects – and has reasonable proof - that the Affiliate is engaging in illegal activities or has been in repeated breach of this Agreement, Vitalbet may unilaterally terminate this Agreement on delivery of two weeks' prior written notice to the other Party.
13.4. Vitalbet 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 Vitalbet to bring the Term to an end.
14.1 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.
14.2 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.
14.3 The Affiliate shall not, without Vitalbet'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.
14.4 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.
14.5 Any notice given or made to Vitalbet 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 Vitalbet hereunder). Vitalbet 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 Vitalbet . 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.
14.6 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.
14.7 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).
14.8 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.
14.9 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.