Terms & Conditions
These Terms and Conditions are valid from May 01, 2014.
This Affiliate Agreement (“Agreement”) contains the complete Terms and Conditions between Affiliate (“the Affiliate”) and and Butler Affiliates (hereafter “BA”) for Buck & Butler (the brand).
1.1. In completing the Affiliate Sign-up Form, and, subsequently marketing and referring new Members to brands of BA, affiliate agrees to be bound by all the Terms and Conditions set out in this Agreement.
1.2. To be able to complete the registration affiliate must have a Player Account with the brand.
1.3. The Affiliate must provide true and complete information to us at all times; including but not limited to, Affiliate’s contact information, payment instructions, nationality, residency, location and nature of Affiliate’s marketing activities, and any other information that BA may request.
1.4. On Affiliate’s acceptance of this Agreement by completing the Sign-up Form, BA will automatically become your counter-party to this Agreement.
2. Marketing Code and Rules (“the Code”)
2.1. Any marketing activities done by Affiliate for BA must be in accordance with this document and you acknowledge BA’s right to terminate, change, modify and /or withdraw any type of marketing activity if in BA’s reasonable opinion the marketing activity does not comply with the Code, any applicable law and/or the Terms and Conditions. If the situation is not rectified to BA’s reasonable satisfaction within the given time period, BA shall be entitled to terminate this Agreement without further notice.
2.2. The Code shall not be seen or understood as an exhaustive set of rules; Affiliate is obliged to market the brand in the light of any other set of rules, applicable laws and instructions applicable to the specific marketing situation.
2.3. Affiliate shall not publish, advertise and/or promote in any manner whatsoever, through any channel, medium and/or activities that: - encourages anyone to contravene any law; or – targets individuals under the legal gambling age; or - shows individual under the legal gambling age participating at gambling activities; or - promote false or untruthful chances of winning or the expected return to a individual; or - suggest that skill can influence games that are purely games of chance; or - promotes smoking and/or the abuse of the consumption of alcohol while gambling; or - promotes gambling as a matter related to social acceptance, personal or financial success or the resolution of any economic, social or personal problems; or - contains endorsements by well-known personalities or celebrities that suggest gambling contributes to their success; or - exceeds the limits of decency; or - encourage individuals to chase their losses or re-invest their winnings.
2.4. Affiliate shall when publishing intellectual property such as trademarks, marks, texts, content and logos and/or pictures or photographs reproducing or visualizing intellectual property or individuals in any manner whatsoever, through any medium and in any place secure and assure that you have obtained the permission to use such material from the owner of the intellectual property or the individual.
2.5. If Affiliate organizes events and/or participates as sponsor and/or similar other events organized by third parties, Affiliate shall secure and assure that the event/s is/are in compliance with all relevant applicable laws and that all the necessary applicable permissions if any such is required for the event, are in the possession of the Affiliate and/or third party organizer.
2.6. Affiliate shall not provide or offer credits to a Member in any way.
2.7. Affiliate has no right or authority to assume or to create any contractual obligation or responsibility for and on behalf of BA.
2.8. Affiliate shall consult with BA before the launch of any marketing activity if in any doubt about how the marketing activity acts in accordance with to the Code.
2.9. Affiliate may market to and refer potential Members to the brand at Affiliate’s own expense. Affiliate will be solely responsible for the costs arising from the preparation of content and Affiliate’s marketing activities.
2.10. Affiliate is only allowed to advertise the brand through approved marketing activities. The use of spam e-mails or advertising on adult web sites as well as trying to recruit Members through any chat at the brand or other websites within the range of software providers used by the brand. If BA finds that Affiliate has participated in such activities, BA reserves the right to close Affiliate’s account immediately and withhold all earnings and remaining funds on account(s).
2.11. In the event that Affiliate desires to offer certain incentives to potential new Members, beside the bonuses linked to Affiliate’s sign-up codes, Affiliate is required to request a written approval from BA prior offering such incentives. In the event that Affiliate does not receive such approval and offer such incentives, BA reserves the right to cancel Affiliate’s participation in the program, and withhold all earnings and remaining funds on account(s).
2.12 When advertising to customers in Great Britain, you shall abide by the rules for gambling advertising as defined by the Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP and BCAP) and upheld by the Advertising Standards Authority. You will ensure that marketing communications, particularly in relation to free bet and bonus offers do not amount to or involve misleading actions or misleading omissions. Marketing communications that include a promotion must provide as such information about significant conditions as practicable within the advert itself, and with sufficient prominence. Where the advert is genuinely limited by space (banner advertisement) significant conditions must be displayed no further than one click away from the advert itself. Examples of free bet or bonus offers which may not comply with legislation include: the promotion does not provide supporting information on the terms and conditions of the offer or provides it with insufficient prominence for example only visible once scrolled down; when clicked, advertising banners take a customer direct to the join or login section of the website, without providing terms and conditions of the offer; significant information may only be available 'below the fold' on a web page or email and a customer may only be aware that terms and conditions apply if they actively scroll to the end of a webpage or similar. The above requirements are applicable to all forms of marketing communication, including social media and other forms of advertising such as newspapers. We reserve the right to terminate the Agreement if, in our reasonable opinion, you have breached the gambling advertising rules as defined by Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP and BCAP) and upheld by the Advertising Standards Authority.
3. Affiliate Commission
3.1. The Affiliate is paid a commission according to the Net Revenue Percentage Plan:
0-9 new depositing players - 25% commission
10-19 new depositing players - 30% commission
20-34 new depositing players - 35% commission
35+ new depositing players - 40% commission
3.2. Net Revenue will be calculated as Gross Revenue less winnings and following costs:
Charge backs (Credit Card fraud)
The Administration Fees include the following:
Gaming license fees,
Gaming taxes, Network Commissions,
extra brand-specific non-network promotions and other agreed marketing costs.
This commission plan affects all new affiliate registrations if nothing else has been agreed upon.
3.3. In order to earn Affiliate Commission you must have at least five players that have been active during the month and the players must have generated at least €50 in commission.
3.4. If the Monthly Gross Revenue is negative the balance will be cleared next month.
4.1. All New Members that use an Affiliate unique tracking code will automatically be tagged to the Affiliate.
4.2. A “New Member” is defined as a new user without a prior account with the brand(s) and no previous record of their email address, or other details that BA deem to show connection between accounts, that opens a new user account. If the beneficial owners of Affiliate or their relatives become New Members, Affiliate will not be eligible to receive the relevant commission. BA’s measurements and calculations in relation to the number of New Members and the relevant Revenue figures shall be the sole and authoritative tool, and shall not be open to review or appeal.
4.3. BA will track and report Member activity for purposes of calculating Affiliate’s Affiliate commission. Affiliate will be provided a web interface allowing Affiliate to follow Members activity. Normally all the data will be updated at least every day.
4.4. Members who are passive for more than 6 consecutive months can be removed from Affiliate’s trackers. All the members who are not generating at least €1 revenue from the products offered at BuckandButler.com during a calendar month are considered being passive in that month.
5.1. All commissions are paid on a monthly basis to the Affiliate’s Player Account, no later than 20 days after the end of each calendar month. BA reserves the right to freeze payouts if investigations regarding fraud or abuse needs to be conducted before the commission can be determined. From the Player Account withdrawals can be requested by different payment methods.
5.2. If paid Charge Backs exceed the Gross Revenue, the Net Losses will be carried forward to the next month.
5.3. If the Affiliate disagrees with the monthly settlement report or amount payable, no payment for such amount should be accepted and a written notice of the disputed amount should immediately be sent to BA. Dispute notices must be received within sixty (60) days of the end of each period for which payment is made, or the Affiliate’s right to dispute such report or payment will be deemed waived.
5.4. The Affiliate bears the sole responsibility to report revenues and pay taxes (if applicable) to local authorities. BA takes no responsibility whatsoever toward local authorities.
6. Term and Termination
6.1. This Agreement will take effect when Affiliate completes the Affiliate Sign-up Form, and will continue until terminated by either Party.
6.2. This Agreement is not limited in time and is extended for as long as both Parties fulfill their obligations and neither of the Parties has terminated the Agreement.
6.3. Either Party may terminate this Agreement at any time, with or without cause, by giving the other Party notice of termination. Such notice shall be may made in writing and can be sent via e-mail.
6.4. This Agreement can be terminated by BA without any notice if Affiliate ceases promoting BA’s services.
6.5. If this Agreement is terminated Affiliate should immediately remove all links, marks and logos etc, from Affiliate’s website.
6.6. If the Agreement is terminated by BA without any reasons regulated in 6.7-6.10 BA will continue to pay commission for 6 months after the termination for all earnings generated by existing Members who signed up before the effective date of termination.
6.7. If the Affiliate terminates this Agreement BA will pay all commissions due at time of termination, but BA shall have no obligation to make any further payments of commissions to Affiliate.
6.8. If the Affiliate’s Members fail to generate at least €50 in commissions for three (3) consecutive months B&B may terminate this Agreement and shall have no obligation to make any further payments of commissions to Affiliate. The same applies if the Agreement is already terminated but commissions still paid according to 6.6.
6.9. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, in the event BA determine, in its reasonable discretion, that the Affiliate has materially violated this Agreement, BA may in its sole discretion terminate this Agreement and confiscate all the Affiliate’s commissions and remaining funds on Affiliate’s account(s).
6.10 If the Affiliate does not login into affiliate account in the brand/affiliates and/or affiliate player account in the brand cashier for 6 (six) consecutive months, BA may in its sole discretion terminate this Agreement and shall have no obligation to make any further payments of commissions to Affiliate.
7. Rights and Obligations
7.1. Members tagged to the Affiliate will remain tagged to the Affiliate as long as this Agreement is valid unless otherwise agreed between the Parties. If the ownership of the brand changes, the obligations under this Agreement shall be honored by the new owners.
7.2. BA reserves the right to transfer its rights and obligations according to this Agreement to another party, after notice to the Affiliate. Such notice will be considered given after the Terms and Conditions for Affiliates have been updated on BA or written notice given to the Affiliate.
7.3.This Agreement and the rights and obligations hereunder may not be assigned by you without BA’s written consent.
7.4 All information, including but not limited to e-mail addresses, customer personal details, business and financial data and information, lists of customers shall be treated confidentially. These details must not be used for the Affiliate’s own commercial or other purposes, nor communicated to any third party for any reason.
8.1. We do not guarantee that our system, network, software or hardware will be error free or operated without disturbances.
8.2. BA’s obligations under this Agreement do not constitute personal obligations of the directors, officers, employees or shareholders of BA or any related company or partner. Any liability arising under this Agreement will be satisfied solely from the revenues generated hereunder. BA’s 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.
8.3. You acknowledge that you have read this Agreement and agree to all its terms and conditions.
9.1. BA reserves the right to modify any of the terms of this Agreement at any time, in our sole discretion, by either E-mailing you a change notice or by posting the new version of the Agreement on butleraffiliates.com. It is your responsibility to visit the website frequently to make sure you are up to date with the latest version of the Agreement and its provisions. If any modification is unacceptable to you, your only recourse is to terminate this Agreement. Your continued participation in the Affiliate Program following posting or notice of change will be deemed binding acceptance of the modification.
9.2. All notices pertaining to this Agreement shall be given to BA in written or by email. Notices to the Affiliate will be sent to you at the email address provided in your Player Account and/or Affiliate Account.
9.3. The validity of this Agreement, its construction, interpretation, and enforcement, and the rights of the Parties hereto will be determined in accordance with the laws of Malta.
BY SUBMITTING THE SIGN-UP FORM YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE TO ALL THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT.