Ikibu Affiliate Program
Terms and Conditions("Terms")
Welcome to the Ikibu Affiliate Program (the "Program"). "Ikibu," also referred to in these Terms as "we" or "us.
These Terms are a binding contract between you and Ikibu which govern your participation in the Program. By participating in the Program, you agree to be bound by the most current version of these Terms, which we may amend from time to time. The most current version of these Terms will be posted on the Program web site here: https://www.affiliates.ikibu.com/termsandconditions. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are familiar with the most current version of these Terms, and your continued participation in the Program after we post an updated version of these Terms shall constitute your express agreement to be bound by the updated Terms. In the event you do not agree with the updated Terms, your only recourse shall be to terminate your participation in the Program.
Sharing confidential information (Check glossary) by any means will be considered a breach of these terms and conditions. We have the right to take any legal actions and terminate this agreement at our sole discretion.
If you have any questions or concerns about these Terms or the Program, please send an email to: email@example.com
In these Terms, the following words and expressions shall have the following meanings:
Affiliate: A natural or juristic person who has registered and is accepted by us as a member of the Program. Where the context requires, these Terms occasionally refer to the Affiliate as you.
Affiliate ID: A tracking mechanism provided to the Affiliate by Ikibu for the purposes of tracking customer referral activities.
Affiliate Site(s): A website (including any WAP, mobile or table version of the website) which is owned or operated by an Affiliate and used for the purposes of generating online traffic and referrals to Ikibu in accordance with these Terms.
Applicable Taxes: Any taxation, levy or similar mandatory payment (including gaming taxes and value added taxes) levied or charged on revenue, turnover, deposit or similarly driven by customer activity or activity volume.
Approved Marketing Activities: Any lawful marketing activity conducted incompliance with these Terms which has been approved in writing by an authorized Ikibu representative.
Ikibu Marks: Any trademark owned by Ikibu or its affiliated companies and licensors, including but not limited to: Ikibu Casino
Ikibu Site(s): Any Ikibu operated website, in connection with which Ikibu makes Marketing Materials available to Affiliates through the Program for the purpose of the Affiliate performing affiliate marketing services in accordance with these Terms.
Chargeback: Where a customer, a credit card issuing bank, or any other third party payment solution provider effects a reversal of charges in relation to a credit card or purchase transaction.
Confidential Information: Any information of whatever nature, which has been, or may be, provided by Ikibu in connection with the Program, whether oral, in writing, or in electronic form, including, without limitation, business or financial data, know-how, processes, reports, customer lists, pricelists, commission payments, reports, and any other materials containing, reflecting, or generated from any such information.
Commission: The commission earned in connection with the affiliate marketing activities performed in accordance with these Terms.
Deductible Costs: Any third party costs incurred by Ikibu in connection with the operation of the Ikibu Sites which are attributable to the activity of any New Customer(s), including but not limited to any payment processing charges, license fees, royalties, and other applicable third party payments.
Fraudulent Activity: A deceptive act or omission which is, in the sole discretion of Ikibu, performed in order to secure a real or potential, unfair or unlawful advantage; or any conduct that Ikibu, in its sole discretion, determines to be fraudulent, deceptive or dishonest, which shall include, but shall not be limited to, fraudulent credit card transactions, Chargebacks, Match Betting, false or automated account creation and any collusion or cheating by an Affiliate or a customer.
Fraud Costs: Any costs, damages or loss arising as a direct or indirect result of Fraudulent Activity.
Gross Win (Casino): Total revenue generated by Ikibu as a result of all wagers placed by a referred New Customer, less pay-outs.
Incentivized Traffic: Traffic or customer activity generated as aby-product of promising some form of compensation or incentive for taking an action on, or in relation to, any Ikibu Site, including but not limited to registering a new account, depositing or wagering.
Intellectual Property: Trademarks, service marks, trade names, logos, designations, copyrights, trade secrets, patents and any other proprietary rights owned by or licensed to Ikibu.
Marketing Material: Banners, URLs, text, graphics and/or other promotional materials made available for marketing purposes through the Program Portal.
Net Revenue: Gross Win, less Progressive Contributions (progressive games only), less bonuses awarded, less Non-Cash items, less Fraudulent Activity, less Applicable Fees and Taxes.
New Customer: A natural person who is at least 18 years old that the Affiliate directs to a Ikibu Site and who can be linked to the Affiliates Affiliate ID, who is eligible to open an account on a Ikibu Site and: (a) who successfully opens a new account on a Ikibu Site in accordance with the Sites applicable terms and conditions; and (b) who has not had a previous account on any Ikibu Site.
Non-Cash Items: Value of free credits or cash handed out to customers, or any other direct costs incurred to maintain the loyalty of a customer (e.g. the cost of a gift to a customer).
Program Portal: The website used by Ikibu to manage the Program, currently located at www.affiliates.ikibu.com
Progressive Contributions: The percentage of revenue generated on any progressive game that is paid by Ikibu into a progressive pool.
Prohibited Site: Any website, forum, social media platform or other communications medium, regardless of type, upon which the advertisement of gambling-related activity is unlawful or otherwise prohibited.
Second-tier Affiliate: A natural or juristic person who is recruited by an Affiliate to serve as a sub-affiliate and who is linked to your Affiliate account by way of your Affiliate ID.
Spam: Unsolicited e-mail, SMS or other communication sent indiscriminately to one or more mailing lists, individuals, forum or news groups.
Unsuitable Site: Any website, forum, social media platform or other communications medium, regardless of type, which is: aimed at children; intended to appeal to minors; promotes or glorifies violence; promotes discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; promotes illegal activity; violates or enables the violation of intellectual property rights; violates the rights of privacy of others; is obscene or contains explicit sexual content; contains or promotes any unlawful behaviour or content; contains or provides links to malicious or harmful software, keyloggers, trojans, viruses or malware; or which Ikibu believes, in its sole discretion, may bring Ikibu or its affiliated companies and brands into disrepute, or which may prejudice the interests of Ikibu or its affiliated companies and brands.
1. Joining the Program
1.1 If you are not already registered as a Ikibu Affiliate and wish to participate in the Program, you must first submit a completed application on the Ikibu Affiliates Program Portal located at: www.affiliate.ikibu.com. By submitting an application you represent and warrant that:
a) the information provided in your Affiliate application is correct and up-to-date and you will update it as required on an ongoing basis in order to ensure that it remains correct;
b) you have not already registered as an Affiliate (only one Affiliate account is permitted per person);
c) you are at least 18 years of age, legally capable of entering into a binding contract, and you are not aware of any legal, commercial, contractual or other restriction against your participation in the Program in accordance with these Terms; and
d) in the event that you are registering on behalf of a company, that you have the full right, power and authority to enter into these Terms on behalf of the company.
1.2 Within a reasonable time after we receive your completed application, but not later than fourteen (14) days after receipt, we shall evaluate your application and notify you inwriting of our decision to accept or reject it. In the event we have not approved your application within fourteen (14) days after receipt, it shall be deemed rejected. All decisions are final and are in Ikibu's sole discretion.
1.3 You undertake, that if there should, at any time during your participation in the Program, occur any event which may cause any of the above warranties to become false, or which may prevent you from wholly fulfilling your obligations in accordance with these Terms, you shall promptly notify your Ikibu Affiliates account representative, and Ikibu shall be entitled to terminate your participation in the Program immediately, without the requirement to make any further payments to you.
2.Your Use of Ikibu's Marketing Materials
2.1 In the event that you are accepted as an Affiliate into the Program, Ikibu shall, during the course of your participation in the Program and subject to your compliance with these Terms, grant you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable, limited right and license to distribute the Marketing Materials on your Affiliate Website for the sole purpose of referring New Customers to Ikibu Sites in return for Commissions. You may not use or distribute the Marketing Materials for any other purpose unless you have received our express written approval to conduct Approved Marketing Activities, which we may approve or reject in our sole discretion.
2.2 All Marketing Material shall be made available to you through the Ikibu Affiliates Program Portal and may be updated by us from time to time. You undertake and agree that you shall only use the current versions of the Marketing Material and shall promptly discontinue the use of any Marketing Material which is out of date or no longer available on the Program Portal. It is your responsibility to check the Program Portal for updated Marketing Material on a regular basis.
2.3 You undertake and agree that you will not modify any of the Marketing Material which is made available to you and that you will not, without our specific written approval, market or promote Ikibu using any promotional materials not provided or approved inwriting by Ikibu.
2.4 In the event Ikibu designates any Marketing Materials as subject to particular restrictions (for example, campaign start/end dates, demographic limitations, etc.), you undertake and agree that you shall only use the Marketing Materials in accordance with such designated restrictions.
2.5 Your marketing activities shall strictly comply with the Marketing Policy Document, which sets out additional standards, restrictions and guidelines applicable to marketing activities in connection with the Program.
3. Customer Tracking and Reports
3.1 You are responsible for ensuring that all referred customers are properly tagged with your Affiliate ID. You will not receive credit for New Customers who are not properly tagged or who we are unable to otherwise properly associate with your Affiliate ID.
3.2 We shall track all New Customer activity relevant to the calculation of your Affiliate Commissions. You agree that our statistics and calculations in relation to the tracking of New Customer activity and the calculation of your Affiliate Commission shall be final.
3.3 We will provide you with online access to reports of New Customer Activity through the Program Portal. The form, content and frequency of our reporting may vary from time to time, a tour sole discretion.
4. Your Obligations
4.1 As a condition of your participation in the Affiliate Program, you undertake, warrant and agree that all use of the Marketing Materials and all activities undertaken in connection with the Affiliate Program shall be lawful and in strict accordance with these Terms and any Special Terms (as defined below) set out in the Program Portal.
4.2 As a condition of your participation in the Affiliate Program, you further undertake, warrant and agree that you shall not conduct any activities in connection with any Unsuitable Site or any Prohibited Site.
4.3 You agree to use your best efforts to market and promote the Ikibu Sites in a manner consistent with good business ethics and in good faith towards Ikibu.
4.4 You acknowledge that your promotion of the Ikibu Sites has the potential to inflict substantial damage to Ikibu and Ikibu's reputation and goodwill, and that you shall at all times act in a manner that will not harm the reputation and goodwill of Ikibu.
4.5 You shall not: (a)undertake any action which may have a detrimental impact on the ability of Ikibu to be qualified for or to hold or maintain any license, permit or approval granted, or to be granted, by any competent authority, or (b)undertake any action which could reasonably be construed as bringing Ikibu into Material Disrepute, where Material Disrepute means any condition which could reasonably and objectively be seen to create a material negative perception of the integrity of Ikibu or the Program.
4.6 We prohibit any Affiliate activity in connection with any content or material which contains: (a) the intellectual property of others for which the Affiliate is not properly licensed to use; (b) information that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, obscene, discriminatory, scandalous, fraudulent or offensive; (c) any information that may subject Ikibu to any cause of action, in law, equity or otherwise; or (d) any information which Ikibu, in its sole discretion, determines to be objectionable, harmful, in bad taste, or potentially damaging to the interests and goodwill of Ikibu or the Program.
4.7 Your activities must not involve any marketing or promotional activity which may have the potential to deceive, confuse or mislead users, or which may infringe on any third party rights, including the rights of privacy, publicity, or Intellectual Property rights. You shall ensure that the Marketing Materials are displayed only in connection with web sites and materials which are lawful, proper, professional and tasteful.
4.8 Your Affiliate Site(s)must not copy the look and feel of the Ikibu Sites or have the potential to cause the impression that any sites or landing pages used by you are owned, operated or affiliated with Ikibu or any of its associated brands. You are not entitled to present any Ikibu Marks, logos, graphics or other Ikibu material son your Affiliate Site or marketing materials other than the Marketing Materials provided to you by Ikibu through the Program.
4.9 Ikibu reserves the right to demand the immediate takedown or modification of any materials that you distribute, or to demand the cessation of any or all marketing activity in connection with the Program or Ikibu, at any time and in Ikibu's sole discretion. You agree that we are entitled to review your affiliate marketing activities from time to time and that we may approve/reject marketing methods and Affiliate Sites used by you in our sole discretion. You undertake and agree to provide prompt assistance and full cooperation in connection with any requests made by Ikibu in this regard.
4.10 If requested by Ikibu, you undertake and agree to provide Ikibu with all such information and documentation as we may reasonably require to verify your compliance with these Terms, or which we may require for our regulatory or legal purposes.
4.11 You agree that you shall neither offer nor provide incentives (financial or otherwise) to any potential New Customer without the prior written approval of Ikibu, excluding the standard promotional programs which Ikibu may make available to you from timeto time through the Program.
4.12 You will not knowingly benefit from known or suspected activity not performed in good faith (or alternatively, performed in bad faith), whether or not such activity actually causes damage to Ikibu.
4.13 You may not be a party (whether directly or indirectly) to any illegal activity or Fraudulent Activity in connection with your participation in the Program.
4.14 You undertake and agree to maintain complete records, during and for a period of two years after the termination or expiration of your participation in the Program, regarding your activity in the Program and any marketing or promotional activity undertaken in furtherance thereof.
4.15 You acknowledge and agree that in performing your obligations under these Terms, you are strictly prohibited from marketing and promoting the Ikibu Sites to residents of the Prohibited Territories and you shall exercise all possible technical and operational measures to prevent marketing to residents of the Prohibited Territories.
4.16 You acknowledge and agree that any breach of the aforementioned obligations shall be deemed a material breach of these Terms resulting in your immediate termination from the Program.
5. No Spam; No Marketing to Self-Excluded Customers
5.1 You will not send any marketing SMS, email or other communications relating to Ikibu or the Program without our prior written consent. In order for Ikibu to properly consider whether its consent shall be granted, you shall provide us with:
a) A complete list of the intended recipients of any proposed marketing campaign, which list we shall review to verify that marketing materials are not to be sent to any person who has a self-exclusion agreement in place with us;
b) Written confirmation that all proposed email, SMS or other communications comprising the proposed campaign shall include an option to opt-out of receiving further such communications; and
c) Written confirmation that the proposed recipients of the campaign have respectively provided the necessary consents to receive communications of the type proposed (opt in) and have not since opted out.
5.2 If we incur any cost in connection with Spam sent by you or anyone on your behalf, these costs will be deducted from any Commissions due to you under these Terms. Should our cost snot be covered by the funds in your account we have the right to offset future Commission payments or pursue other alternative means for obtaining payment from you. Should your Affiliate account not be active, or otherwise not generating Commission payments, then we shall have the right to demand payment directly from you.
5.3 Should you require more information regarding our Spam policy, or should you wish to report any incidences of Spam please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
6. Legal Compliance
6.1 Your activities shall comply with all applicable laws and industry practices applicable to online marketing; online advertising; and the marketing of online gambling sites, including but not limited to:
a) the UK Gambling Act 2005;
b) Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice;
c) the UK CAP Code; and
d) the IGRG Industry Code for Socially Responsible Advertising.
6.2 Without reservation, you agree that all activities undertaken by you in connection with the Program will uphold the highest ethical standards including but not limited to the licensing objectives established by the UK Gambling Act 2005:
a) preventing gambling from being a source of crime or disorder, being associated with crime or disorder or being used to support crime;
b) ensuring that gambling is conducted in a fair and open way; and
c) protecting children and other vulnerable persons from being harmed or exploited by gambling.
6.4 Any electronic messages or other communications sent by you, or caused to be sent by you, shall be free of Spam and in full compliance with all regulations related to the sending of commercial electronic messages, including the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 and the EU Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC.
6.5 It is your obligation to familiarize yourself with the laws, regulations and codes of practice applicable to the activities you conduct in relation to your participation in the Program. To the extent you are marketing to potential customers residing outside of the United Kingdom, you are required to abide by any applicable laws, regulations and codes of practice applicable to those jurisdictions. In the absence of any specific governing laws, regulations or codes of practice, the standards set out above shall apply.
7. Ikibu's Intellectual Property Rights
7.1 Ikibu and its licensors retain full and exclusive ownership of the Ikibu Sites, Ikibu Marks, Marketing Materials, any reports, documentation or materials provided in connection with the Program, and any Intellectual Property rights, associated thereto. No right, title or interest in the foregoing is conveyed hereunder, except for anon-exclusive, revocable, limited license to distribute the Marketing Materials in accordance with these Terms. Any rights that are not expressly granted herein are reserved by Ikibu and its licensors.
7.2 You acknowledge and agree that Ikibu's Intellectual Property will at all times remain the property of Ikibu and its licensors. You further acknowledge that you have no claim or right of whatever nature in and to the aforesaid Intellectual Property, other than the limited rights conveyed herein.
7.3 You undertake and agree that you shall not assert the invalidity, unenforceability or contest the ownership of any of the Intellectual Property rights of Ikibu or its licensors in any action or proceeding whatsoever and shall not take any action that may prejudice Ikibu's or its licensors' right sin such Intellectual Property.
7.4 You undertake and agree that you will not register any domain name that includes, incorporates or consists of any Ikibu Mark or any domain name that is confusingly similar to the Ikibu Marks. You undertake and agree that you shall, upon request by Ikibu, promptly transfer ownership of any domain names registered in violation of this Agreement to Ikibu or any third party designated by Ikibu. This obligation shall survive the termination of these Terms.
7.5 You undertake and agree that you shall not make any bid on any internet search engine using keywords including the Ikibu Marks or words that are confusingly similar to the Ikibu Marks.
8. Your Warranties
8.1 By participating in the Program, you represent, warrant and under take that:
a) your activities shall fully comply with these Terms;
b) you shall not solicit any potential customers by way of any offers except for the current offers made available through the Program;
c) you have the ability, experience, expertise and resources to perform all of your obligations hereunder in accordance with these Terms;
d) you understand and agree that the marketing activity undertaken by you in connection with the Program, and your conduct as an Affiliate has the potential to inflict substantial damage to Ikibu's reputation and goodwill, and as a result you shall at all times consider and act in the best interests of Ikibu and shall preserve the goodwill and reputation of Ikibu and Ikibu's name;
e) you shall not undertake any activities in violation of our intellectual property rights, including but not limited to: brand bidding, registering or using any domains with confusingly similar names to the Ikibu Marks, copying the look and feel of our sites or software, using any Ikibu Marks, branding or logos except as expressly permitted by these Terms, or modifying any Marketing Materials we make available on the Program Portal;
f) you have evaluated the applicable laws relating to your activities and obligations hereunder and you have independently concluded that you can participate in this Program and fulfil your obligations hereunder without violating any applicable rule of law; and
g) you will not knowingly benefit from known or suspected traffic not generated in good faith, or via Spam, whether or not it actually causes damage. This includes but is not limited to you registering customer accounts or playing under your own Affiliate tracking links and or any other Fraudulent Activity.
9. Restricted Territories
9.1 By entering into these Terms you undertake that you will not:
a) actively target potential customers located in United States of America (and its dependencies, military bases and territories including but not limited to American Samoa, Cyprus, Guam, Marshall Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands), Afghanistan, Algeria, Belgium, Bouvet Island, British Indian Ocean Territory, Bulgaria, Comoros, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, Ethiopia, France, Greece, Greenland, Guam, Holy See (Vatican City State), Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland (sports betting prohibited), Israel, Italy, Jordan, Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Libya, Malaysia, Montenegro, Myanmar, New Caledonia, Nigeria, Pakistan, State of Palestine, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovenia, Somalia, South Africa, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, South Sudan, Spain, Sudan, Syria, The Faroe Islands, Turkey, Western Sahara, Yemen (the Prohibited Territories),including, but not limited to, sending correspondence, the use of bannering, off-line advertising and direct marketing any traffic or customers emanating from domains or URLs based in any of these countries.
9.2 You understand and agree that you are not entitled to any Commissions or fees applicable to any activity related to the Prohibited Territories. You further agree that the list of Prohibited Territories may be updated from time to time, and in the event a territory is added to the list of Prohibited Territories, we shall be entitled to cease paying you any Commissions or fees applicable to customers from such territories.
10. Commission Calculations
10.1 You are eligible to earn Commission payments in connection with gambling activity by New Customers referred by you, as further set out herein. You understand and agree that we may vary these Commission rates from time to time, in our sole discretion.
10.2 You are only eligible to receive ongoing Commission payments during your participation in the Program, and only during the time you continue to refer New Customers in accordance with these Terms. You will no longer receive Commission payments in the event your participation in the Program is terminated for any reason.
10.3 You shall receive Commissions based on the number of New Customers referred by you during the month, and based on the types of games played by those customers:
You are eligible to receive a Commission based on the percentage of casino Net Revenue generated by the New Customers referred by you. The calculation is based on the number of New Customers referred by you during the calendar month:
0-10 New Customers: 25% of casino Net Revenue
11- 20 New Customers: 30% of casino Net Revenue
21-30 New Customers: 35% of casino Net Revenue
31 -50 New Customers: 40% of casino Net Revenue
51+ New Customers: 45% of casino Net Revenue
11. Cost Per Acquisition (CPA) Payments
11.1 If you are entitled to receive a CPA payment under the terms of a written agreement between you and Ikibu, you will receive a one-time CPA payment to be established by Ikibu in its sole discretion (the CPA Payment) for every New Customer you refer who meets the following qualifications:
a) The customer meets the territory and age requirements to lawfully register an account on the Site and participate in online gambling activity;
b) The customer successfully completes a first-time registration on the Site and opens an account subject to the Site's terms and conditions; and
c) The customer deposits the minimum required amount of twenty (20) EUR, or its equivalent in other currencies, and meets the minimum wagering activity requirements, as established by Ikibu and agreed inwriting.
11.2 Where a Chargeback is received against a New Customer, or issuance of a credit to a New Customer occurs, that customer will not be eligible for a CPA Payment, and any CPA Payment previously made to you in respect of such New Customer will be deducted from future payments to you.
11.3 In case of self-exclusion or account closure, by the player or by any means, the affiliate will not be entitled to any CPA commission. An email will be sent to you in order to confirm the amount deducted.
12. Periods of Inactivity
12.1 In the event that you fail to refer any New Customers during any consecutive 3-month period, we reserve the right to reduce your Commission deal, of any kind, to a flat rate of 25% of Net Revenue Share until you refer a total of three (3) New Depositing Customers within a 3-month period, at which point (effective upon your referral of the third New Depositing Customer) your Commission deal may revert to a new agreement between you and IKIBU agreed by both parties.
13. General Commission Terms
13.1 We may conduct special promotions related to certain products, services, games, customer activity, special events, and other matters through the Program Portal from time to time (Special Promotions) and in connection with same, establish certain additional terms, Commission rates, CPA pay-out rates, incentives, deposit and wagering requirements, or other additional terms and conditions (Special Terms). In the event you wish to participate in one of the Special Promotions, you understand and agree that such participation will be subject to the Special Terms, as applicable.
13.2 All payments due to you are based on our own statistics, records and calculations. All decisions made by us regarding the tracking, calculation or payment of your Commissions or other payments shall be made by us in our sole discretion.
13.3 We reserve the right to review all activity in connection with your participation in the Program for possible Fraudulent Activity or activity which we believe in our sole discretion to be in bad faith or violation of these Terms.
13.3.1 Ikibu reserves the right to take actions against any affiliates or its referred players that show patterns of manipulating the Program or the system in anyway whatsoever. If we determine at our sole discretion that such conduct is being practiced, we may withhold and keep any commission payment accrued to the benefit of the relevant affiliate at such time and thereafter and terminate this agreement with immediate effect.
13.4 We do not pay for customers who have already registered an account a tone of our Sites. If the customer already exists in our system, or the system of any Site, you are not eligible to receive any payments for the customer.
13.5 We do not pay fees or commissions in connection with roulette playing schemes or casino systems where players are advised on how to play to beat the casino.
13.6 Unless you have entered into a separate written agreement with us permitting such payments, we do not pay for incentivized traffic in any form.
13.7 You will not be entitled to any payment related to any customer activity and/or traffic that we deem, in our sole discretion, to be unlawful, abusive, not generated in good faith, or based on Fraudulent Activity.
13.8 We do not pay for any customer activity related to brand bidding or any activity which we consider to be a breach of our intellectual property rights.
13.9 We reserve the right to pass on any Fraud Costs to your account. These Fraud Costs shall be deducted from any payment owed to you. In the event the Fraud Costs exceed the amount of payments owed to you, we reserve the right to collect such sums from you directly.
13.10 We reserve the right to refuse any potential New Customer, to close a customer's account, or to take other action which we may deem necessary in order to preserve the integrity or safety of the Ikibu Sites. In the event that we refuse, suspend or close any customer's account for any reason, you will not be entitled to earn Commissions in respect of those customer accounts.
14. Payment Terms
14.1 We will process the fees earned by you in the previous calendar month between the 10th and 20th of the following month.
14.2 We shall not be liable to you in any amount whatsoever for late payments due to technical, third party or any other unforeseen events.
14.3 Payment shall be made to you by way of the method selected by you on registration, but only in US dollars, UK pounds or Euros at the market exchange rate.
14.4 You will only be paid once you have a balance of EUR100 owing to you (or the local currency equivalent).
14.5 Payments will be done through bank transfer only unless another method agreed otherwise (please, note we don't use Neteller nor Paypal). Affiliates must provide their bank details in 'Payment Preferences' in order to receive their commission.
14.6 You will not be able to change your payment details in your account during the 10 (ten) working day period prior to the date we make payment to you, and any attempts by you to make such changes during this period will be rejected. To ensure your payments are properly processed, it is your sole responsibility to ensure that the correct payment details are entered at least5 (five) working days prior to the payment date.
14.6.1 If any change has been made on these terms by the affiliate, they must be notified to the Affiliate or Finance team as soon as possible.
14.6.2 If changes haven't been notified to Ikibu on time, we don't take any responsability for the amounts not received by the affiliate. If any fees are charged from the bank to Ikibu, we reserve the right to discount this amount from the Affiliate's commission.
14.7 You are responsible for the reporting and payment of any taxes, tariffs or other governmental fees, charges or levies applicable to any Commission payable to you in connection with your participation in the Program. All amounts payable to you are exclusive of all sales, use, value-added, withholding, and other taxes and duties. You undertake and agree to promptly reimburse Ikibu for any and all taxes or duties that Ikibu may be required to pay in connection with your participation in the Program, except for taxes payable on Ikibu's net income.
14.8 We reserve the right to change the fee payment schedules and methods of calculation at any time, in our sole discretion.
15. Negative Carry-Over
15.1 In the event that the total Net Revenue from your referred customers is negative for a given month, the negative balance will not be carried over from month to month.
16. High-Roller Policy
16.1 In any given month, if a referred customer generates a negative Net Revenue of EUR10,000 or more at any time (in which case, the customer shall be referred to as a High-Roller), and your aggregated Net Revenue in that month (across all referred customers and game types) is negative EUR2,000 or more, then the negative Net Revenue generated by the High-Roller will be carried forward and offset against future Net Revenue generated by that High-Roller until the negative balance (the High-roller Balance) reaches zero.
16.2 The High-roller Balance carried forward is not set off against other customers' Net Revenue, only the Net Revenue generated by the High-Roller.
16.3 The High-roller Balance carried forward will not be greater than the total aggregate negative Net Revenue generated by your referred customers during that month.
16.4 If more than one High-Roller is designated during the same calendar month, the aggregate negative balance carried forward will be split proportionally between them.
16.5 The High-roller Balance of a High-Roller will be reduced by future positive Net Revenue that the High-Roller generates in subsequent months. The High rolled Balance will not be increased by future negative Net Revenue unless the High-Roller meets the qualifying criteria to be classified as a High-Roller during the applicable month.
16.6 Affiliates who have qualifying High-Rollers on their account will be notified at the beginning of the following month.
17. Affiliate Networks
17.1 If you are joining the Program in the capacity of an affiliate marketing network, you represent, warrant and undertake that the terms and conditions of your marketing network are at least as restrictive as those set out herein, and that you shall be responsible for all activity undertaken by your affiliates. Ikibu reserves the right in its sole discretion to request written documentation of your compliance with this clause, and your failure to promptly provide such documentation upon request shall be deemed a material breach of these terms.
18. Ownership of Customer Data
18.1 You acknowledge and agree that all information relating to any referred customer is the exclusive and sole property of Ikibu and that you shall have no rights therein whatsoever excluding any information that you gather independently, outside of your participation in the Program.
18.2 You acknowledge and agree that any data we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area("EEA"). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers.
19.1 All rights and licenses granted to you hereunder are non-transferable and non-sublicensable, save that you may assign or delegate any of your duties or obligations to a sub-affiliate approved in writing by Ikibu (the Sub-Affiliates). Ikibu reserves the right in its sole discretion to require your Sub-Affiliates to join the Program as a condition of their undertaking any activities as a Sub-Affiliate.
19.2 You are responsible for ensuring that all activity of any Sub-Affiliates is in full compliance with these Terms, and any duties and obligations applicable to you hereunder shall equally apply to the Sub-Affiliates. Between you and Ikibu, you shall be solely responsible for ensuring the full compliance with these Terms by Sub-Affiliates, and you shall remain solely responsible for any acts or omissions of your Sub-Affiliates in violation of these Terms.
19.3 You are entitled to receive 7% of the Net Revenue generated by a single tier of Sub-Affiliates referred by you when the Sub-Affiliate activity is undertaken in strict compliance with these Terms. You shall not receive any other payment or compensation from such Sub-Affiliates under these Terms, and you are not entitled to receive any payment from any sub-Sub-Affiliates or any other tier of affiliates other than a single tier of Sub-Affiliates.
20. Restriction on Activities by Related Persons / Entities
20.1 In order to prevent the potential for abuse and Fraudulent Activity, Ikibu does not pay Commissions for customer referrals in certain circumstances, such as when you have an existing relationship with the referred customer. While decisions shall be taken on a case-by-case basis, we provide for illustration purposes the following non-exhaustive list of scenarios where Commissions shall not be paid:
a) you shall not earn a Commission on the activity of any Sub-Affiliate if:(a) in the event that you are a juristic entity, such Sub-Affiliate is your employee, director, shareholder or agent or (b) in the event that you are a natural person, such Sub-Affiliate is your employee, agent or direct family member;
b) you shall not earn any fees or Commissions on any additional Program account set up by you, or on your behalf;
c) you shall not earn Commission on any Program account/s set up by your employees or immediate family members, or on their behalf; or
d) if you, or, if applicable, your employees, agents, or family members, sign up as a customer on one of the Ikibu Sites after being referred to the site by you, we will not pay any Commissions or amounts related to such activity and we have the right to terminate your enrolment in the Program and cancel these Terms.
21. Account Security
21.1 You are responsible to guard the security of your Program username and password, and may not share your login details with any third party. You shall be solely responsible for all activity occurring under your Affiliate account.
21.2 We may require you from time to time to positively verify your account details in order to receive continuing Commissions or to prevent Fraudulent Activity in connection with your account. This is to protect both you and us from potential illegal or Fraudulent Activity. This verification process may require the submission of additional personal documentation proving identity, payment and physical address details.
22.1 During your participation in the Program, we may share with you certain Confidential Information owned by Ikibu or its licensors. You undertake and agree that you will not use the Confidential Information for any purpose other than to discharge your obligations to Ikibu in accordance with these Terms, and that you will not publish or disclose the Confidential Information to any third party without our express written permission.
22.2 You undertake and agree to take all reasonable measures to maintain the confidentiality of our Confidential Information, which will in no event be less than reasonable care.
23. Money Laundering; Anti-Bribery
23.1 You undertake and agree that your participation in the Program shall not, directly or indirectly, encourage, benefit from, or be party/privy to, any money laundering or related illegal activities. Ikibu strictly prohibits, and undertakes efforts to prevent, money-laundering activities and other activities that may facilitate money-laundering or the funding of terrorist or criminal activities in connection with the Program. You hereby agree to provide Ikibu or its designated agents with all requested assistance and documentation in connection with such efforts, including but not limited to: (a) for individuals, copies of your current: passport, driving licence, utility bill, bank statement, or other documents; or (b) in the case of a corporation, copies of: the company's certificate of incorporation, constitutional documentation, identity of the directors, officers and beneficial owners of the company. You agree that Ikibu may undertake independent identity verification procedures in its sole discretion which may include the procurement of information from public or private sources for identity verification and crime prevention purposes.
23.2 You understand and agree that some jurisdictions in which we operate have strict laws on money laundering that may impose an obligation upon us to report you to the federal or local authorities within such jurisdictions if we know, suspect or have reason to suspect, that any transactions in which you are directly, or indirectly, involved, involve funds, derived from illegal activities, or are intended to conceal funds derived from illegal activities or involve the use of the Program to facilitate criminal activity.
23.3 You understand and agree that, if we have any knowledge, belief or suspicion that any money laundering or illegal activity may have occurred, we may at our absolute discretion: (a) immediately suspend, deregister or terminate your membership of the Program; (b) decline to pay you any further Commission and/or (c) report you to the aforementioned federal or local authorities should we, in our absolute discretion, determine that we are obliged, by law, to do so.
23.4 Ikibu is committed, in accordance with its zero-tolerance policy for bribery and corruption (the Anti Bribery and Corruption Policy), to ensure that all of its activities and the activities of all of its Affiliates and business Affiliates comply with all applicable laws and regulations and accord to the highest principles of corporate ethics. Accordingly, in performing your activities under these terms, you undertake to comply with all applicable laws related to the fight against bribery and corruption and shall not offer, promise, give, authorize, solicit or accept any undue pecuniary or other advantage related to any prospective New Customers, impressions, clicks, acquisitions, installations, views, leads, registrations, payments made under this Agreement or otherwise. Ikibu shall immediately terminate this Agreement if it determines, in its sole discretion, that any of your activities do not fully comply with this Anti Bribery and Corruption Policy.
24.1 You shall defend, indemnify, and hold us and our directors, officers, employees, and representatives harmless from and against any and all liabilities, losses, damages, and costs, including reasonable attorney's fees, resulting from, arising out of, or in any way connected with your performance of your duties and obligations under these Terms, the performance of your Sub-Affiliates duties and obligations under these Terms, or any breach by you or a Sub-Affiliate of these Terms or any warranty, representation, or agreement contained in these Terms.
24.2 In the event we are subject to any third party claim or investigation as a result of the activities of you or any Sub-Affiliate in connection with these Terms, we reserve the right to withhold any Commission, fee or other amount due, as an offset against any cost or liability which may attach as are sult of such claim or investigation, in addition to any other remedy available to us.
25. Disclaimer of Warranty
25.1 We make no express or implied warranties or representations with respect to the Program, the Marketing Material, the Program Portal, or any Ikibu Site, including, without limitation, any warranties of fitness, merchantability, legality, non-infringement, or any implied warranties arising out of the course of performance, dealing, or trade usage. In addition, we make no representation that the operation of our site (including any tracking mechanisms) will be uninterrupted or error-free, and we make no guarantees regarding the amount of Commissions which may be generated as a result of your participation in the Program. We will not be liable for the consequences of any such interruptions or errors.
26. Limitation of Liability
26.1 Except in the event of: (a) bodily injury or death caused by Ikibu's negligence, or (b) any liability which cannot be excluded as a matter of law, Ikibu's total and aggregate liability towards Affiliate or any third party, whether in an action based on contract, tort, warranty or any other legal theory, shall not exceed the amount of fees or Commissions generated by you during the twelve month period prior to the incident giving rise to liability, and (ii) in no event will Ikibu be liable toward Affiliate or any third party for any special, indirect, incidental, punitive or consequential damages ,including but not limited to damages for loss of profits, business, revenue, or economic advantage.
27. Term and Termination
27.1 These Terms will come into effect upon your submission of your registration to the Program and shall continue until your participation in the Program is terminated for any reason.
27.2 Either party may terminate this Agreement for convenience at any time, effective upon written notice to the other.
27.3 Any notice of termination shall be given in writing by either Party to the other. For purposes of notification of termination, delivery via e-mail is considered a written and immediate form of notification and the Terms shall accordingly terminate with immediate effect.
27.4 In the event of termination of these Terms for any reason:
a) all rights and licenses granted to you in these Terms shall immediately terminate;
b) you must immediately cease all marketing activity, cease the distribution of any Marketing Materials, and disable any links from your Site to any Ikibu Site;
c) you must promptly return to us any Confidential information and/or customer information, and all copies of same in your possession, custody and control; and
d) for clarification purposes, termination will not exculpate you from any liability arising from any breach of these Terms, that occurred prior to termination.
27.5 Upon termination for reasons other than breach of these Terms by you, you shall continue to be entitled for a period of six months to receive Commissions on the terms and conditions as specified herein.
27.6 In the event we terminate your participation in the Program as a result of a breach of these terms by you, you shall not be entitled to receive any additional Commissions effective the date of termination. In the event we terminate your participation in the Program as a result of Fraudulent Activity or activities which we believe to be unlawful or in bad faith, we reserve the right to recover any payments previously made to you and seek the recovery of all costs incurred in the investigation of such activities and the closure of your account, in addition to any other rights and remedies available at law.
28.1 Any notice or communication hereunder shall be in writing, sent via e-mail to the party's designated address. All notices shall be in English, effective upon sending.
a) The designated e-mail address for Ikibu Affiliates is: email@example.com
b) Your designated e-mail address is the e-mail address provided by you at the time of registration.
29. Sale of Your Business
29.1 If you wish to sell, or otherwise dispose of the shares or assets of your Affiliate business to a third party (or conclude any transaction of a similar nature with a third party that will result in an effective change in control of your business) you shall be required, prior to completing the sale, disposal or transfer, to:
a) Give us no less than 30 (thirty) days prior written notice of such intention, provide such details as we may request (which shall include, but not be limited to, your Affiliate ID and full details of the intended purchaser, including their banking details and, if they are already an affiliate of the Program, their Affiliate ID) and furnish us with an irrevocable consent and authority to pay the selling affiliate's Commission, after the sale is completed, to the purchaser, in a form acceptable to us in our sole discretion; and
b) Make the deed of sale subject to the suspensive condition that we approve such purchaser as an Affiliate of the Affiliate Program and that such intended purchaser shall, subject to our approval (at our sole discretion) join the Affiliate Program.
29.2 You agree that we shall have sole discretion to approve or reject any proposed assignment, novation or transfer of your rights under these Terms to any prospective purchaser or third party.
29.3 Any approval of your request to novate or transfer your rights to any third party will terminate your enrolment in the Program on the date of transfer.
29.4 If we reject the intended purchaser as an Affiliate of the Program and you nevertheless decide to proceed with the sale/change of control or transaction contemplated above, then we reserve the right to terminate your enrolment in the Program immediately.
30. Relationship of Parties
30.1 You and Ikibu are independent contractors, and nothing in these Terms will create any partnership, joint venture, agency, franchise, sales representative, or employment relationship between the parties.
30.2 You shall not make any claims, representations, or warranties in connection with us and you shall have no authority to, and shall not, bind us to any obligations, unless we agree in writing to be so bound.
30.3 You agree that you are not, and shall not be treated as, an employee with respect to, as applicable, any Internal Revenue Code, Social Security Act, Federal Unemployment Acts, or other federal, state, or local statute, ordinance, rule, or regulation of any country whatsoever similar in purpose to the aforementioned codes and acts.
31.1 During your participation in the Program, and for a period of 6 months after any termination of such participation, you undertake not, either directly or indirectly, to solicit, or attempt to solicit, divert or hire away any person engaged by Ikibu as an employee, contractor or consultant at the time of solicitation or during the 12-month period preceding the solicitation.
31.2 Should you have any doubt as to whether an individual is engaged by Ikibu, then you must, prior to attempting any solicitation of such individual, to make a written inquiry of Ikibu in this regard. Your failure to confirm the status of any individual prior to a solicitation shall not relieve you from your duties and obligations under this non-solicitation clause.
31.3 You agree that in the event of a breach of this non-solicitation clause, Ikibu shall suffer substantial and irreparable harm which may not bead equately compensated for by the payment of damages. As a result, Ikibu shall be entitled to seek injunctive relief in any court of competent jurisdiction to enjoin or prevent such solicitation, and that this will not limit any other causes of action or legal redress that may be available to Ikibu.
32.1 These Terms will be governed by the laws of Malta without reference to rules governing choice of laws. Any action relating to these Terms must be brought in Malta and you irrevocably consent to the jurisdiction of these courts.
32.2 Any disputes arising from or in connection with these Terms shall, at the request of any Party, be finally resolved in accordance with the rules of the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution ("CEDR") by an arbitrator or arbitrators appointed by CEDR Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Paragraph, any Party shall be entitled to apply for, and if successful, be granted, an interdict from any competent court having jurisdiction.
32.3 Nothing in this Agreement confers or purports to confer on any third party any benefit or right to enforce any term of this Contract and the application of the Contracts (Right of Third Parties) Act 1999 is here by excluded.
32.4 Except as provided in clauses 19.1 (Authorization of Sub-Affiliates) and 29 (Sale of Business), you may not assign or delegate any right, duty or obligation under these Terms, by operation of law or otherwise, without our prior written consent. Any attempted assign, transfer or novation by you in violation of these Terms is void and shall have no effect. Subject to that restriction, these Terms will be binding on, ensure to the benefit of, and enforceable against you and us and your and our respective successors and assigns.
32.5 Our failure to enforce your strict performance of any provision of these Terms will not constitute norbe construed as a waiver of our right to subsequently enforce such provision or any other provision of these Terms. No waiver will be implied from conduct or failure to enforce any rights and must be in writing to be effective.
32.6 Neither party shall be liable hereunder by reason of any failure or delay in the performance of its obligations hereunder on account of strikes, shortages, riots, insurrection, fires, flood, storm, explosions, acts of God, war, governmental action, labor conditions, earthquakes or any other cause which is beyond the reasonable control of such party.
32.7 The exercise of one or more of the provisions of these Terms shall not preclude the exercise of any other provision.
32.8 You acknowledge, confirm, and agree that damages may be inadequate for a breach or a threatened breach of these Terms and, in the event of a breach or threatened breach of any provision of these Terms, the respective rights and obligations of the parties shall been forceable by specific performance, injunction, or other equitable remedy. Nothing contained in these Terms shall limit or affect any of our rights at law, or otherwise, for a breach or threatened breach of any provision of these Terms.
32.9 Whenever possible, each provision of these Terms shall be interpreted in such a manner as to be effective and valid under applicable law but, if any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any respect, such provision will be ineffective only to the extent of such invalidity, or unenforceability, without invalidating the remainder of these Terms or any provision hereof.
32.10 Any headings in these Terms are inserted for convenience only and shall not affect its construction.
32.11 These Terms constitute the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter here of and nullifies all previous understandings, both oral and written, between the parties in respect of the subject matter hereof and shall supersede all previous agreements between the parties, whether made orally or in writing.
33. Ikibu Address and Contact
Ikibu.com is operated by Games & Apes LTD incorporated in Guernsey (company no. 65810) and with its registered office at Kingsway House, Havilland Street, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 2QE.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding Ikibu.com affiliate program, please send an email to: affiliates@Ikibu.com.
Annex A: General Conditions
The Affiliate shall not publish, through any medium whatsoever, advertising, or publish content related to the Company on sites/pages/media which displays content, that:
In addition to the above, the Affiliate shall not:
The Affiliate must ensure that any promotional material indicates or provides a link to the rules, procedures and conditions of the particular promotion. The full conditions must not be further than 1 click away.
The Affiliate accepts and understands that the above-mentioned rules are not exhaustive and it shall further abide with all other relevant advertising and/or marketing rules issued by the competent authority/ies of the country in which the Affiliate intends to advertise, market and promote the Company Websites, if any and those issued by the competent authorities in which the Company is licensed to operate (refer to Annex B and the restrictions on targeting Dutch residents by way of example).
In the event that any competent authority requires operators to ensure that no marketing material is sent to persons that are subscribed to a national self-exclusion register, the Affiliate undertakes to take the steps necessary to integrate or cross check its marketing distribution list against the national self-exclusion database and ensure that no person found on the national self-exclusion list ever receives any marketing material.
Annex B: UK Specific Conditions
The restrictions included within this Annex B are over and above those contained in Annex A. For the purposes of clarification, any marketing or promotion carried out which may be targeted at users/visitors residing within Great Britain should comply with the requirements of both Annex A and this Annex B.
The Affiliate expressly undertakes not to utilize direct marketing to any potential or existing customers whatsoever within Great Britain. For the sake of clarity, it is expressly stated that the term direct marketing refers specifically to marketing via email and/or sms.
Further, it is understood that permission marketing shall not allowed in Great Britan and the Affiliate shall therefore refrain from using this medium to promote the Company Websites.
The Affiliate shall not publish, through any medium whatsoever, advertising, or publish content which displays content, that:
The Affiliates shall only promote those games which are listed by the Company as not being appealing to children. By way of example, the Affiliate cannot promote or display the Company's logos or trademarks generally in combination with or on same pages which include, games which may be appealing to under 18s (such as Jurassic Park, Jack and the Bean Stalk etc.) This list shall be made available to the Affiliate on demand. (The Company reserve the right to add or remove any games from the list immediately and without notice and entirely at the discretion of the Company. The Company shall not be held liable in the event that it exercises its right to remove any games from the list.)
In the event that, at any time the Affiliate is given discretion to provide the content of a promotion or to describe a promotion, the promotion must be fair and transparent and must necessarily include all the relevant Significant Conditions applicable thereto. For the purposes of this Annex B, the term 'Significant Conditions' shall include, but not be limited to, conditions such as:
- Existence of any minimum or maximum deposits to receive the bonus
- Any maximum bonus amount that can be received (such as 100% deposit bonus up to 100)
- Existence of Wagering Requirement
- Time Restrictions
- Expiry Dates
- Any other method of play required or other restrictions that would potentially lead to the forfeiting of the bonus
- Details of Restricted Odds
- Details of Games which must be played
- Existence of a Max Bet
- Age restrictions
The above requirements apply in all cases and it shall not be an excuse that the promotion was limited by time and space (except as otherwise approved by the Company)
It is hereby agreed that the Affiliate shall be expressly prohibited from offering any free-to-play (F2P) versions of real money games without first conducting an appropriate age verification process (which, at the minimum, must include an electronic verification against a third party database, such as the Electoral Roll).
The Affiliate accepts and understands that the above-mentioned rules are not exhaustive and it shall further abide with all other relevant advertising and/or marketing rules issued by the Gambling Commission, the Competition and Markets Authority, the Advertising Standards Authority and the Information Commissioner's Office in the UK and any other competent authority that may have jurisdiction over the Company or the Affiliate from time to time.
Annex C: Netherlands Specific Conditions
The restrictions included within this Annex C are over and above those contained in Annex A.
Our policy is not to pay any commission for any new traffic (from the 15th March 2019 onwards) deriving from the Netherlands which is generated as a result of promotion on channels which breach the below conditions.
We do not permit any advertising of our brands on:
- .nl, or .be sites;
- Sites or other channels which are in Dutch irrespective of the top level domain;
- Sites or other channels which are in English however make specific reference to the Netherlands (such as Best Dutch Online Casinos or Casinos that Accept Dutch Customers or any similar sites or channels, including social media channels);
- Promotions of our brands on any site or other channel alongside any article which makes reference to the Netherlands, including also the legal situation in the Netherlands;
- Sites or other channels on which the iDeal payment method is referenced;
- Sites or other channels where there are specific Dutch themes;
- Sites or other channels that have a name which is typically associated with the Netherlands;
- Sites or other channels where the audience is typically Dutch;
- Any channel of an affiliate, if the affiliate itself promotes its brand in the Netherlands (such as in bars, on bus-stops, on Dutch TV, Dutch Radio etc.)
If you are unsure whether you are breaching the above conditions, please contact our affiliate team.
Annex D: Switzerland Specific Conditions
The restrictions included within this Annex D are over and above those contained in Annex A.
Our policy is not to pay any commission for any new traffic (from the 15th March 2019 onwards) deriving from Switzerland which is generated as a result of promotion on channels which breach the below conditions.
We do not permit any advertising of our brands on:
- .ch sites;
- Sites or other channels which are in English however make specific reference to Switzerland (such as Best Swiss Online Casinos or Casinos that Accept Swiss Customers or any similar sites or channels, including social media channels);
- Promotions of our brands on any site or other channel alongside any article which makes reference to Switzerland, including also the legal situation in Switzerland;
- Sites or other channels where there are specific Swiss themes;
- Sites or other channels that have a name which is typically associated with Switzerland;
- Sites or other channels where the audience is typically Swiss;
- Any channel of an affiliate, if the affiliate itself promotes its brand in Switzerland (such as in bars, on bus-stops, on Swiss TV, Swiss Radio etc.)
These Terms were last amended on July 2019