STANDARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR THE PURCHASE OF ADVERTISING
The MonteCarlo Affiliates Program is created for the promotion of “MonteCarloCasino”, “EverestPoker,”, “EverestCasino” and “ImperialCasino” brands and is managed by the Betclic Everest Group. The programme may be accessed by application made through www.montecarloaffiliates.com. If you wish to promote “Expekt” or “Betclic” brands please refer to our www.beaffiliates.com programme.
These Terms and Conditions for the Purchase of Advertising Services shall, should your application to join it be successful and so confirmed to you in writing, constitute the entire agreement and applicable terms between the parties mentioned below, unless and to the extent otherwise expressly stated herein (“Agreement”).
(I) MATER LIMITED, a private limited company registered under the laws of Gibraltar with company number 107158 with its registered address is at 57/63 Line Wall Road, Gibraltar and whose principal place of business is at 62/64 Irish Town, Gibraltar in respect of all “MonteCarloCasino”, “EverestPoker,”, “EverestCasino” and “ImperialCasino” branded marketing activity conducted in all permitted countries excluding France.
referred to hereinafter as ( “we”, “us”, “our”); and
(II) the person or company specified on the www.montecarloaffiliates.com application page, and subsequently confirmed to you by e-mail or in writing (“you”, “your”) .
Each may be referred to herein as a “party” and together as the “parties”.
1. Definitions and interpretation
1.1 Agreement means as set out above, unless different terms (including any commission fees) have been subsequently notified to you in writing expressly deviating from these standard terms and conditions, and only in such case, the additional terms shall take precedence over these Standard Terms and Conditions, and to the extent of any inconsistency and taken with the rest of the non-conflicting terms herein, shall constitute the Agreement;
1.2 Active Player means a customer, being a genuine bona fide person, which has satisfied the requirements required of a New Customer, and which then makes a minimum of one action per calendar month including a minimum accumulated deposit or accumulated real money wager/rake of (€10) (or relevant currency equivalent) on any product. We reserve the right to refuse Active Players (or to close their accounts) if necessary to comply with any requirements we may periodically establish in order to comply with internal policies or procedures, or applicable laws including without limitation, the US Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006.
1.2.1 Active Players will not be removed from an affiliate account nor will affiliate accounts be terminated for player dormancy.
1.3 Advertising Materials means all the artwork, banners, html mailers, editorial columns, images, logos, graphic designs and links supplied to you by us from time to time;
1.4 Commission Fees means the sum payable to you calculated on the Net Revenue (as set out at https://www.montecarloaffiliates.com/) or as may have otherwise been subsequently confirmed to you in writing. If we notify you of a different commission structure in writing, that commission shall, once agreed, take precedence over that published at https://www.montecarloaffiliates.com/ from time to time;
1.5 New Customer means a person who does not have an account with any of our Sites, and which customer opens an account and becomes affiliated with your account and allocated a bonus code after fulfilling the following conditions: (i), depositing funds (ii) placing one or more real money wager or real money bets, on one or more of our products/Sites including Casino, Poker, or Games; and (iii) arrives at any one of our Sites via one of your click-through URLs as approved by us or provided to you by us (or through any offline method which has been agreed by us prior to said customer(s) being so directed);
1.6 Records means such accounts and records as are reasonably necessary to evidence the placement and appearance of any Advertising Material and the amount of business or traffic generated by such Advertising Material and the calculation of any fees due to you;
1.7 Services means the provision of advertising space by you for us and other services as may be agreed from time to time;
1.8 Sites means any one or all of the following: www.montecarlocasino.com, www.everestcasino.com, www.everestpoker.com, www.imperialcasino.com and any other website which we may notify you in writing from time to time in respect of the territory or the product which we have mutually agreed you shall promote;
2. Your Application and Appointment
2.1 To become a member of the “Monte Carlo Affiliates Program” you will need to accept this Agreement by ticking the box indicating your acceptance and completing and submitting an online application form. The application form will form an integral part of this Agreement. We will in our sole discretion determine whether or not to accept your application and our decision is final and not subject to any right of appeal. We will notify you by email as to whether or not your application has been successful. You will provide to us any documentation we request to help us verify your Affiliate Application and / or to verify the Affiliate Account information provided to us at any time during the term of the Affiliate Agreement. The requested documentation may include but is not limited to utility bills, bank statements, individual or corporate identity papers. Failure to provide documents upon request within the requested time, and to our full satisfaction may result in the suspension of the Affiliate Agreement and may also result in a suspension of the processing of any payments due to you and or termination of the Affiliate Agreement.
2.2. This Agreement shall only apply if and as from the date your application to Monte Carlo Affiliates Program is confirmed to you as being successful. In the event that your application is successful, you agree to be bound by this Agreement and that you shall provide the Services in respect of our Sites as set out below.
2.3 Once confirmed in accordance with the above, you are appointed as a non-exclusive affiliate with the right to direct New Customers to any of our Sites and to earn Commission Fees from Active Customers in accordance with the conditions set out in this Agreement. This right is non-assignable. You understand that we have the right to procure services from others performing services of the same or similar nature to those provided by you. You shall have no claim to Commission Fees or other compensation on business secured by or through persons or entities other than you.
2.4 You shall not open more than one affiliate account on montecarloaffiliates.com without our prior written consent nor will you earn commission on your own or related person’s casino, poker, or games account. The program is intended for professional website publishers only.
2.5 This Agreement is a binding contract, and shall apply to the provision of all advertising services, purchase orders, forms or other oral or written agreements unless to the extent expressly excluded in such purchase order, form, or agreement for the provision of services. You understand that by providing any advertising services to us you agree to be bound by this Agreement to the exclusion of any other terms, and that should you not agree to the terms, or no longer wish to be bound by them, you should provide us with notice of termination in the time period specified herein.
3. Advertising campaign monitoring
3.1 Linking to our Site(s): By agreeing to participate in the Monte Carlo Affiliates Program, you are agreeing to create and maintain unique links from your site to those Sites set out in your application form (or otherwise which have been agreed by us in advance and in writing). You may link to us with any of the Advertising Materials which we have supplied to you. Kindly note that this is the only method by which you may advertise on our behalf. All other advertising, including use of any website which has not been previously agreed to and approved by us or promotion in any jurisdiction in which we do not wish to operate for legal or business reasons, and any form of spamming, is strictly prohibited and will be considered as a breach of this Agreement allowing us the option exercisable at our discretion to immediately disable banners terminate such advertising or this Agreement immediately and without further notice to you and further to exclude any traffic generated in this manner from Commission Fees payable to you.
3.2 Tracking of Active Players: We shall register suitable New Customers, and track your Active Player’s bets and plays making available to you a report summarizing their activities, which you can access from this website. Please note Active Players accounts may be terminated by us on a per country and immediate basis in the event that we no longer wish to promote our Sites as we may determine in accordance with our business strategy, legal policies, applicable law, and the terms of our gaming licenses, from time to time. The corresponding Active Players shall be removed from the tracking associated with your account.
3.3 Supply and Use of Advertising Material: We shall supply to you Advertising Material to be published on your website/s. You will only use our approved Advertising Material and will not alter their appearance nor refer to us in any promotional materials other than those that are available from www.montecarloaffiliates.com. The appearance and syntax of the hypertext transfer links are designed and designated by us and constitute the only authorised and permitted representation of our Sites. In particular you are not permitted to create a direct link to the promotional materials on our Sites.
3.4 Schedule for Publications: Where we provide you with a schedule of the dates and times on which promotional materials are to be published on each of your website(s). It is beneficial for both parties to have the updated materials and information published on your website.
3.5 Prominent Display of Advertising Materials: You shall incorporate and prominently and continually display the most up-to-date links and Advertising Materials provided by us on all pages of your website(s) in a manner and location agreed by us and you shall not alter the form, location or operation of the links without our prior written consent.. You are also not eligible for any commission on any product which you promote in any jurisdiction in which it is illegal to do so.
• 3.6 Permitted Jurisdictions:
3.6.1 Right to Exclude All Marketing or Player Activity in a Jurisdiction
We may close a market and all or some player accounts in that jurisdiction for legal, business or any other reason whatsoever. In this event, we will pay commissions on all Active Player activity, up to the point the player account is closed. Once the player account is closed, there will be no further activity and you will therefore not earn any further Commission Fees on these specific players.
We may also require you to remove all marketing materials including banners from your websites and the websites of your sub affiliates, (if applicable), and we may disable such banners ourselves to the fullest extent possible. Furthermore you may be required to cease all email marketing initiatives and any other marketing activity. In this event, you agree to comply with immediate effect. Failure to do so may result in the closure of your account without prejudice to other rights and remedies hereunder for all and any damages which may ensure as a direct result of your failure to so comply.
3.6.2 Obligation to ensure marketing is legal prior to promotion
It shall be your responsibility to ensure that, prior to engaging in any marketing activity in any particular country or territory, to check the “Permitted Jurisdictions” tab on the Monte Carlo Affiliates homepage at the following link: https://www.montecarloaffiliates.com/permitted-jurisdictions// It shall remain your full and sole responsibility to assess whether your marketing activity in any jurisdiction is legal, and in full compliance with any advertising laws, ethics or morals or other acceptable codes of conduct. Note that there may be differences between jurisdictions permitted for one brand, and those permitted for a different brand and that it is your obligation and responsibility to ensure that the country which you are promoting corresponds to the relevant brand in the Permitted Jurisdictions tab. You shall not be eligible to earn Commission Fees in respect of any brand/country which is not listed as being “permitted” on this link.
3.6.3 Consequences of Failure to Comply
Please be aware that breach of this section 3.6 may result in very serious consequences for you, for us, or for both Parties, including without limitation, fines, penalties, breaches of license conditions and ability to do business, as well potential criminal sanctions. Without prejudice to any of our rights herein or at law, we may terminate this agreement in part or in its entirety, or any of your account should you act in breach of the above and you shall be held responsible and liable for any resulting fine, penalty, claim, action, or loss which is caused to us as a result of your action or default as the case may be.
3.7 Fraud and Restrictions on Transfer or Opening of Accounts: The Monte Carlo Affiliates Program is intended for your direct participation. You shall not open affiliate accounts on behalf of any other person, company or participant. Opening an affiliate account for any third party whatsoever, brokering an affiliate account or the transfer of an affiliate account is strictly prohibited. Registering as a player or making deposits directly or indirectly to any player account through his tracker(s) for the player’s own personal use and/or that of relatives, friends, employees or other third parties, or in any other way attempting to artificially increase the commission payable to you or to otherwise defraud us may result in any or all of the following actions to be taken at our sole discretion and upon our reasonable suspicion of such activity: the respective commission earned being set-off and deducted from future payments, the respective commission earned being withheld indefinitely by us, the immediate termination of your affiliate account without further notice, the balance of the player account being withheld indefinitely by us and/or the immediate termination of the player account without further notice. We reserve the right to delay payment of Commission Fees suspected to be related to fraudulent activity on the Sites pending the completion of our investigations. If you require your account to be transferred to another beneficial account owner you must request permission to do so by Contacting Us. Approval is solely at our discretion and shall be confirmed to you in writing if the transfer is permitted.
3.8 Disclaimer: You agree that you are solely responsible for the development, operation, and maintenance of your site and for all materials that appear on your site. Specifically, you are responsible for ensuring that materials posted on your site are not libellous, illegal or otherwise unsuitable, aimed at children, display pornography or other illegal sexual acts, promote violence, promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age, promote illegal activities or violate intellectual property rights. We disclaim all liability for any failure to strictly observe good ethics, moral codes. Further, you will indemnify and hold us harmless from all claims, damages, and expenses (including, without limitation, legal fees) arising directly or indirectly out of the contents of your website which are in breach of this section. No affiliation or impression of sponsorship can be made between our Site(s) and your site, or any endorsement of one by the other.
3.9 No Authority: You have no authority and shall not make any claims or representations, or give any warranty, in connection with or on behalf of Betclic Everest Group, any of the Sites, or on our behalf. You understand that any breach of this obligation shall be void and without effect on us, and may have serious consequences. We further reserve the right to immediately terminate this Agreement without further notice if you act in contravention of this section.
3.10 Prohibition on Registration of Domain Names. You shall be prohibited from registering (or applying to register) nor permit, procure or encourage any other person to register or to use any domain name similar to any domain name used by or registered by us or any of the Betclic Everest Group of companies, which includes for the purposes of this section“Monte Carlo” or “MonteCarloCasino”, “Everest”, “EverestPoker”, “EverestCasino”, “Imperial Casino” “Betclic”, “Betclick”, “Expekt”, or any other name that could be understood to designate the Betclic Everest Group. In the event that you deem it necessary or desirable to utilize a domain name which is not currently owned by us, you will notify us in order that we may take all reasonable steps to register it and, if such registration is successful, to grant you a royalty-free license to use the name for the duration of this Agreement. You hereby acknowledge that registering domain names in breach of our competitor’s trademarks is also illegal. You hereby acknowledge that damages would not be an adequate remedy for any breach of this clause and you hereby agree to assign and carry out all acts required in order to assign all right, title and interest to domain names registered in contravention of this clause to us (or to any member within our group of companies as we may appoint), and to promptly perform all actions required by the applicable domain name registrar to complete the conveyance of the domain names and hereby appoint us as your agent to carry out such acts on your behalf should you fail to carry out said actions promptly. You shall not be eligible for any Commission Fees on traffic or Active Players generated through any domain name registered in contravention of this clause
3.11 No Bidding on Brand Terms. You 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 and which are identical or similar to any of, MonteCarlo Casino, “Everest Poker”, “Everest Casino”, “Imperial Casino”, “Monte Carlo Affiliates”, “Expekt” or “Betclic” trademarks or otherwise include the words “montecarlocasino” “montecarlo” “everest” or any misspelling or variations thereof or which attach “games”, “bet”, “casino” “sports” or “poker” to the foregoing, or include metatag keywords on your website which are identical or similar to any trade-marks owned or licensed by us or by the Betclic Everest Group
3.12 Good Faith. You will not knowingly benefit from known or suspected traffic not generated in good faith whether or not it actually causes us damage. We reserve the right to retain all amounts otherwise due to you under this Agreement if we have reasonable cause to believe such traffic is being generated and/or suspend or close accounts where you, or your Active Players are found to be abusing any of our offers or promotions and whether with or without your knowledge. Such situations shall include (without limitation) different customers betting both sides of an event or market so as to limit risk and claim bonuses.
3.13 “Rake-Back” is a discount offered to poker players by operators or their affiliates, skins or other business associates or partners. The discount is awarded through the player’s account or in any other way, in accordance with a specified percentage of the rake and tournament entry fees that were generated by the player. You are not permitted to offer any Rake-Back or so-called Rake-Back schemes whatsoever, or any similar schemes that offer or allow a portion of the players’ rake or tournament entry fees to be returned to the player in any form. You shall not be permitted to advertise its site in, accept traffic from or otherwise be engaged with, any affiliate site or skin that offers Rake-Backs. Kindly not that breach of this section without our express and prior permission shall result in an automatic fine to us, which shall be passed on to you directly and which is capped at €30,000.
4. Payment of Commission Fees
4.1 Subject to your compliance with the terms of this Agreement, you will earn Commission Fees calculated on a per account basis (in the event you have more than one authorised account with us) based on the Net Revenue of your referred and approved Active Users. You are entitled to one payout per calendar month per account, provided you have fulfilled the minimum threshold requirement set out at Clause 4.4
4.2 One-Time Bonus Offer For New Affiliates: If you are a brand new affiliate you shall be entitled to a one-off bonus payment of fifty percent (50%) of the Net Revenue earned until the end of the third month following the date of your acceptance into the MonteCarlo Affiliates Programme (“Bonus Payment”), which Bonus Payment shall be paid over and above the Commission Fees due for the same period. This offer is only available to those affiliates who have not worked on either the Beaffiliates or MonteCarlo Affiliates Programme previously, and will not be applied should you terminate and subsequently re-join the MonteCarlo Affiliates Programme.
For example, should you join between January 1- 31st, your Bonus Payment will cover all Net Revenue earned until March 31st.
4.3 High Roller Policy: if in any given month:
(i) an individual Active Player generates a negative net win of at least ten thousand euros (€10,000) or currency equivalent, and
(ii) the aggregate Commission Fees payable to you in that month is negative to an amount of at least two thousand euros( €2,000) or more
Both (i) and (ii) above referred to as the “High Roller Criteria for Negative CarryOver” then the negative balance generated by the relevant High Roller shall be tagged to that High Roller and carried forward indefinitely and offset against future net revenue generated from that High Roller’s account in subsequent months. The negative balance may not be offset against any other High Roller or player activity. A negative balance will not be increased by future negative net win of the relevant High Roller unless both aspects of the High Roller Criteria for Negative CarryOver are achieved in subsequent months.
4.4 Should your payment be less than EUR 100 or currency equivalent (or with respect to Japan EUR 500 or currency equivalent), we reserve the right to roll such payment forward to future months until this threshold is achieved.
4.5 “Net Revenue” is defined below, apportioned to all Active Customers attributed to your account:
(a) Casino (including Live Casino): the gross stakes, less (i) winnings; (ii) voids or returns, (iii) jackpot contributions, (iv) bonuses (v) duties, taxes or other statutory deductions or payments to licensing authorities (or reasonable provisions in respect thereof) third party royalties due to system or game providers (vi) credits made to users, (vii) charge-backs, (viii) bad debts (ix) fraud (x) charges levied by electronic payment or credit card organisations; and (xi) administration fees.
(b) Poker: the gross rake, tournament fees and stakes placed on any poker side games less (i) duties or taxes or other statutory deductions or payments to licensing authorities (or reasonable provisions in respect thereof); (ii) third party royalties due to system or game providers (iii) poker chips or other bonuses (iv); tournament overlays, including free rolls (v) reasonable cost of loyalty points (vi) monies paid out as winnings on side games (vii) bonuses paid on side games; (viii) charges levied by electronic payment or credit card organisations; (ix) charge-backs, (x) bad debts (xi) fraud and (xii) administration fees.
(c) Games: the gross stakes, less (i) winnings; (ii) voids or returns, (iii) jackpot contributions, (iv) bonuses (v) duties, taxes or other statutory deductions or payments to licensing authorities (or reasonable provisions in respect thereof); (vi) third party royalties due to system or game providers (vii) credits made to users, (viii) charge-backs, (ix) bad debts (x) fraud (xi) charges levied by electronic payment or credit card organisations; and (xii) administration fees.
N.B. In the event that any items included within the Net Revenue are not capable of being directly attributed to individual players, we reserve the right to use our benchmark figure as a reasonable and proportionate allocation of each of the aforementioned costs to the Active Player(s) within your account.
4.6 Commission Fees will be calculated on a cumulative basis derived from available Net Revenue between all products and over all our Sites derived on one account resulting in the total Net Revenue derived from the sum of both positive and negative revenue from each product for any calendar month (or part thereof) on the relevant account.
4.7. You are eligible for payment on the balance of your casino, poker, or games earnings across each of the following brands: “ImperialCasino”, “MonteCarloCasino”, “EverestPoker”, “EverestCasino” as may be applicable, operated on each of the Sites applicable to that account. Negative commission balances in either casino, poker, or games will be deducted from available commissions on any of the other products, or on any of the other brands whether EverestCasino, EverestPoker, Imperial Casino or MonteCarloCasino tracked on that account.
4.8 Subject to the provisions of Clause 4.3, if the Net Revenue generated in respect of any calendar month shall be zero or a negative figure when assessed across all of the brands and products for which you provide Services, such figure shall be set to zero and shall not be carried forward. Notwithstanding the foregoing a negative balance due to any costs associated with fraudulent costs will be carried over to the following month or month(s).
4.9 Payment shall be effected through one of the methods detailed below (Method of Payment), no later than thirty (30) days from the end of each month.
4.10 Our records and the data as contained in our information systems will, for the purposes of payment, be final and binding unless there is any obvious system error.
5. Method of Payment
5.1 Commission Fees will be paid via any of the following methods which are currently available and selected by you, and selected by you, and any others which we may notify to you from time to time. It is your responsibility to keep your payment details updated at all times by submitting valid supporting documentation. Any payments which cannot be processed shall be forfeit after 180 calendar days and you shall not be able to reclaim them at a later date.
(i) transfer to a nominated bank account (bank charges may apply)
(ii) credit to an e-wallet eg Neteller, Envoy, and Skrill (MoneyBookers) (fees may apply).
5.2 All Commission Fees will be due and paid in Euro.
5.3 Commission Fees that are generated in currencies other than the Euro will be converted at the exchange rate from reputable resources published on websites such as Oanda.com.
5.4. Payment made by BC Global Services Limited, a Betclic Everest Group Company, through other means, shall be made as our payment agent and are in full and final settlement of any sums owed to you hereunder.
6. License and Intellectual Property Rights
6.1 You acknowledge and agree that any and all intellectual property rights subsisting in the Advertising Materials is and shall remain our sole property or that of such other party as may be identified therein. You shall not during or at any time after the expiry or termination of the Agreement in any way question or dispute the ownership by us or the Owner thereof and nothing in this Agreement shall give you any right in respect of any Intellectual Property Rights belonging to us, used by us under licence or by any other person.
6.2 We grant you a non-exclusive, non-transferable licence to use the Advertising Materials, and to use our trade name, trademarks, service marks, logos and any other designations, which we may from time to time approve solely for the duration of this Agreement and for the sole purpose of allowing you to fulfil your obligations in accordance with this Agreement. This licence cannot be sub-licensed, assigned or otherwise transferred by you. Your right to use the marks, Advertising Materials and any other intellectual property is limited to and arises only out of this licence. You shall not assert the invalidity, unenforceability, or contest the ownership of said rights in any action or proceeding of whatever kind or nature, and shall not take any action that may prejudice our rights, render the same generic, or otherwise weaken their validity or diminish their associated goodwill. You must notify us immediately if you become aware of the misuse of the Advertising Materials, or our logos or trademarks by any third party.
7. Confidential Information
7.1. The parties acknowledge a duty during and after the duration of the Agreement, not to disclose without the other’s prior written permission any confidential information either concerning the other’s business, its business plans, customers or associated companies.
7.2. In particular during and after the duration of the Agreement you acknowledge your responsibility to treat in complete confidence all marketing and sales information and statistics relating to our business with which we may supply you in the course of the provision by you of the Services.
8. Warranties and Indemnities
8.1 You represent and warrant to us that:
You are fully aware of and understand the nature of the Sites and Services;
You have the capacity to and will undertake and perform your obligations under the Agreement and by doing so shall not be in breach of any rule, law or regulation of any relevant jurisdiction or the rules, bye-laws, recommendations, guidelines or regulations of any governing body or organization that may be relevant or applicable to yourself and US;
– any e-mail sent by you advertising us shall only be sent to individuals who are of legal age in the jurisdiction where they reside to lawfully use our Sites and who have opted-in to receiving from you information regarding third parties and whose details are not included on any ‘blacklist’ with which we provide you;
by performing your obligations under the Agreement, you shall not be in breach of any advertising laws, regulations, standards or codes of practice that may be relevant or applicable to yourself or the Services;
you unconditionally and irrevocably agree as a continuing obligation to indemnify us against losses which we may incur at any time or from time to time and all costs and expenses (including, but not limited to, reasonable legal fees) in respect of or as a result of any breach of warranty, or any breach of this Agreement.
9. Term and Termination
• 9.1. The term of this Agreement will begin when you are approved as an affiliate and will continue unless and until either party notifies the other in writing that it wishes to terminate the Agreement, in which case this Agreement will be terminated on the date specified in said notice (e-mail is sufficient):
9.2 All Commission Fees which have accrued prior and up to the date of termination shall become due and payable and shall be paid within thirty (30) days from the end of the month in which termination was effected.
9.3 Where termination is effected by us for reasons other than breach of this Agreement by you, the Affiliate, you shall continue to be entitled for a period of one (1) year to receive Commission Fees with respect to your existing Active Players in accordance with this Agreement.
9.4 Where termination is effected by you, the Affiliate, you shall no longer be entitled to receive Commission Fees for revenue beyond the date of termination.
9.5. We comply with the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) Standards (http://www.egba.eu/en/consumers/standards) and your failure to agree or abide by the rules and principles of the Standards entitles us to terminate this Agreement with immediate effect. Further, your failure to abide by gambling and any other related legislation, codes of practice and guidelines issued by the Government of Gibraltar and/or the Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner or the country in which you are advertising or promoting entitles us to terminate this Agreement with immediate effect.
9.6. Upon termination you must remove all of our banners/icons from your site and disable all links from your site to ours. All rights and licenses given to you in this Agreement shall immediately terminate. You will return to us any confidential information, and all copies of it in your possession, custody and control and will cease all uses of our trademarks, logos, and Advertising Materials.
9.7 Provisions governing (i) Records and Audit (ii) Intellectual Property Rights (iii) Confidential Information (iv) Warranties and Indemnities (v) and (Governing Law and Jurisdiction) shall survive termination of the Agreement
10. Relationship of the Parties
We and you are independent contractors and nothing in this Agreement will create any partnership, joint venture, agency, franchise, sales representative, or employment relationship between us. You will have no authority to make or accept any offers or representations on our behalf. You will not make any statement, whether on your site or otherwise, that would contradict anything in this Agreement.
We may modify any of the terms and conditions contained in this Agreement or replace it at any time for legal and business purposes and in our sole discretion, by posting a change notice. If any modification is unacceptable to you, your only recourse is to terminate this Agreement. Your continued participation in the referral program following our posting of a change notice or new agreement on our site will constitute binding acceptance of the modification or of the new agreement.
12. Ecommerce ad Data Protection
12.1 You acknowledge and agree that regulations 9(1) and 9(2) (information to be provided by electronic means), 11(1) (placing of the order) of the Electronic Commerce (EC Directive) Regulations 2002 shall not apply to or have any effect on this Agreement.
12.2 Data Protection: You shall at all times comply with the Data Protection Act 2004 and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003, and any other related, similar or successor or replacement legislation.
13. Limitation of Liability
We will not be liable for indirect, special, or consequential damages (or any loss of revenue, profits, or data) arising in connection with this Agreement or the Monte Carlo Affiliates Program, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages. Further, our aggregate liability arising with respect to this Agreement and the Monte Carlo Affiliates Program will not exceed the total Referral Fees paid or payable to you under this Agreement in the prior three (3) months prior to giving rise to any claim. Any liability arising under this Agreement shall be satisfied solely from the Commission Fees generated and is limited to direct damages.
14. Independent Investigation
You acknowledge that you have read this Agreement and agree to all its Terms and Conditions. You understand that we may at any time (directly or indirectly) solicit customer referrals on terms that may differ from those contained in this Agreement or operate or contract with websites that are similar to or compete with your website. You have independently evaluated the desirability of participating in this Monte Carlo Affiliates Program and are not relying on any representation, guarantee, or statement other than as set out in this Agreement.
15. Other Provisions
15.1 Any failure by us to enforce or to exercise at any time any right under the Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of any such term or right and shall in no way affect our right later to enforce or exercise it.
15.2 Neither Party will be responsible for failure of performance due to causes beyond its control, including, without limitation, acts of God or nature, war, terrorist attack, or mandatory compliance with any law.
15.3 If any provision of this Agreement is found by any court or administrative body of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable then such invalidity or unenforceability shall not affect the other provisions of this Agreement which shall remain in full force and effect.
15.4 You shall not assign, transfer, charge or deal in any other manner with your obligations under the Agreement. We shall have the right to assign the Agreement and any of its rights or obligations under it to any of its group companies.
15.5 Any notice, invoice or other communication which either party is required by this Agreement to serve on the other party shall be sufficiently served if sent by post or email to the other party.
15.6 A person who is not a party to the Agreement has no rights under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any clause of this Agreement.
15.7 This Agreement and any other written correspondence under which we agree a variation to this Agreement constitute the entire Agreement and understanding of the parties and supersede any previous agreement between the parties relating to the same matter.
16 Governing Law and Jurisdiction
This Agreement shall be governed by Gibraltar law and each party submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of Gibraltar. This is without prejudice to us filing any claim or applying for an injunction in any other jurisdiction.