The Stars Affiliate Club is the key referral system and affiliate program associated with The Stars Group – home to online gaming's premier brands.
PokerStars.IN Affiliate Club helps drive traffic to our brand and offers new players exciting opportunities by working in partnership with your business. You will be recruiting players to the most recognizable and respected brand in the business.
To increase attractiveness to potential users, we will provide you with a wide-range of resources, including first-class promotional graphics, custom-built feeds for tournaments and offers that integrate straight into your site. You will also get access to a dedicated Affiliate Management Team, who will be on-hand to provide you with support, as well as daily reports and in-depth statistics on all referrals. Best of all, you will enjoy monthly payments made in full and on time.
The Sachiko Gaming Partner Program Terms & Conditions that are set out below this notice represent the legally binding contract that will govern the affiliate relationship between you and the Sachiko group companies that operate the PokerStars.in website and/or brands, once we have approved your application to be a member of the Sachiko Gaming Partner Program. They have been written in clear plain English and respect the interests of both sides in a reasonable manner. You should read them carefully, taking particular care to ensure that you are capable of complying with all undertakings and obligations before applying to join the Sachiko Gaming Partner Program and make sure that you understand them and have the ability to fulfil them all without exception. If you do not understand any part of them you should visit our Help Center to find the best way to contact us for further clarification. If you do not agree with any part of them then you should not apply to join the Sachiko Gaming Partner Program.
Once we have accepted your application to join the Sachiko Gaming Partner Program you should print and save a copy of these Terms & Conditions for your future reference as well as our email confirming our acceptance of your application, your player referral tracker and marketing codes and your selected commission payment option of revenue share commission or payment-per-referred player.
The following Terms & Conditions represent the legally binding agreement which will govern your participation in our Sachiko Gaming Partner Program. We refer to these Terms & Conditions as the “Terms”. References to “we” or “us” or "our" or “Sachiko” are references to Sachiko Gaming Private Limited, a company incorporated and existing under the laws of India and whose details are set out in the Terms, but also includes references to any other of our group companies who from time-to-time may be involved in the operation of our "PokerStars.in" website or brands. References to “you” are references to you the person who applies to join the Sachiko Gaming Partner Program and who signs these Terms to indicate their agreement to these Terms and their wish to participate in the Sachiko Gaming Partner Program.
By clicking the "I Agree" button below you are agreeing to these Terms and – subject always to our acceptance of your Application Form - entering into a legally binding agreement with us on these Terms. You should note that these Terms apply to you not just in the current form as set out below but as we may change them from time to time in accordance with our rights to change the Terms as set out in the Terms. You will be bound by – and subject to – any such changes.
You should take care to read and understand all of the Terms because all of the Terms apply to your membership of the Sachiko Gaming Partner Program. The table below, however, sets out a short guide to where many of the main terms can be found:
|How do I join the program?||Clause 2.1|
|How do I know that my application to join has been successful?||Clause 2.2|
|What restrictions apply to what I can do?||Clause 3.2|
|What restrictions apply to how I can market & promote Your Site(s)?||Clause 3.4|
|What commission will you pay me and how?||Clause 4|
|Do special rules apply to 'Home Games’?||Clause 6|
|How can either side terminate the relationship?||Clause 10|
Yes - we reserve the right to change any provision of these Terms at any time at our sole discretion without incurring any liability to you. Your continued membership of the Sachiko Gaming Partner Program after any such change constitutes Your acceptance of the new terms. Except in the case of emergencies, such as cheating, fraud, piracy, mistakes in these Terms or other events of an urgent nature, or beyond our control, we will use our reasonable endeavours to provide you with an email notifying you of the changes at least fourteen (14) days prior to the date on which we intend them to take effect, but where we do not do so any such changes will take effect upon the posting of the amended Terms. You should monitor these Terms frequently to ensure that you are aware of and agree to the latest version. YOU WILL BE BOUND BY ALL SUCH CHANGES AND IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO BE BOUND YOU SHOULD TERMINATE YOUR MEMBERSHIP OF THE SACHIKO GAMING PARTNER PROGRAM IN ACCORDANCE WITH YOUR RIGHT TO DO SO AS SET OUT IN CLAUSE 8 OF THESE TERMS. THIS TERMINATION RIGHT IS YOUR ONLY REMEDY IN RELATION TO ANY CHANGES MADE BY US TO THESE TERMS.
1. Definitions used in these Terms
1.1 When used in these Terms each of the following words or phrases shall have the meanings set out below. Capitalised words and phrases that are not defined below (especially those relating to the calculation and payment of Commission) are defined in Clause 4 (Your Commission) below:
|Affiliate Manager||means your point of contact at Sachiko in relation to the Sachiko Group Affiliate Program, as notified by us to you from time-to-time.|
|Sachiko Gaming Partner Program||shall mean the rights and obligations conferred upon you by these Terms once we have accepted your Application Form and confirmed the same to you in writing.|
|Sachiko Gaming Partner Program Site||shall mean the site located at http://www.pokerstars.in or such other URL as may be designated by us from time to time.|
|Sachiko Personal Data||has the meaning set out in Clause 9.1.|
|Application Form||shall mean the Sachiko Gaming Partner Program application to join form available at http://www.pokerstars.in or other such URL as may be designated by us from time to time.|
|Club||shall mean a poker club established using Home Games.|
|Club Manager||shall mean an internet user who establishes a Club.|
|Club Member||shall mean an internet user who is a member of a Club but is not the Club Manager.|
|Data Protection Legislation||means all applicable data protection, privacy and marketing laws in force in any relevant territory from time to time, and any applicable national data protection and privacy legislation, including the Information Technology Act, 2000 and the (Indian) Contract Act, 1872.|
|FPPs||shall mean the reward points known as "frequent player points" according to such terms as shall be published by us on the Website(s)) from time-to-time.|
|Group||shall mean us (Sachiko Gaming Private Limited) and all of our group of companies, including our subsidiary companies and any holding company of ours, and any subsidiary of such holding company, and includes all of the companies providing services under the branding “PokerStars.in” or Trade Marks or other additional brands and trade marks as may be included from time to time.|
|Home Games||shall mean the online poker service operated by the Operator called "Home Games", which is available via the Website(s).|
|Images||shall mean the photographs of Team PokerStars, located on the Website or such other content as may be or provided to you by your Affiliate Manager.|
|Licensed Materials||shall mean the Trade Marks, Links, Marketing Codes and Images.|
|Link(s)||shall mean the creatives, banners, text links and other links linking Your Site(s) to Our Site(s) located on the Website or provided to you by your Affiliate Manager.|
|Our Site||shall mean the Website www.pokerstars.in;|
|Qualified Stars Player||shall mean an internet user without a prior User Account (or any other type of user account) on the Website and who: (i) accesses the Website(s) directly through a Link or enters a Marketing Code and downloads and installs the relevant client software; (ii) opens a new User Account; and (iii) earns, by way of cash deposit into their User Account, the minimum number of applicable s/ /VPPs required by us, such minimum number of VPPs to be as notified to you by us from time-to-time.|
|Website||means the following sites only: http://www.pokerstars.in|
|Tax||means all forms of taxation and charges, duties, contributions, levies, withholdings or liabilities wherever chargeable in the jurisdiction of India, and any penalty, fine, surcharge, interest, charges or costs relating thereto.|
|Tournament||shall mean real money tournaments played on the Website consisting of hands played at tables where the chips wagered have no real value but instead determine the amount paid out to players when the tournament ends based on predetermined criteria.|
|Tracker||shall mean the unique tracking hyperlink (URL) to the Website provided by us to you for the purposes of tracking the number of successful User Accounts that are opened and calculating the amount of applicable Commission due to you in accordance hereof.|
|Trade Marks||means any trade mark, service mark, brand name, trade name, logo or sign used, registered, or applied for by any member company or other group or partner entity, including, but without limitation, the following:
|Trade Secrets||shall mean any know-how, trade secrets, marketing information, business plan, customer lists, network clients list, suppliers' information, confidential information or other related information concerning or relating to our activities or those of any entity existing within our Group which is not in the public domain.|
|User Account||shall mean a personal player account on Our Site(s) that has been opened in accordance with the applicable Terms & Conditions governing access to and use of the Website.|
|VPPs||shall mean the reward points which are also known as “VIP Player Points” and which shall be awarded to Qualified Stars Players playing real money tournaments and ring games under such terms as shall be published on the Website(s) and as such shall exist from time to time.|
|Your Site(s)||means those website(s) that are owned and/or controlled by you and which are submitted by you in your Application Form as your websites that are to be included in the Sachiko Gaming Partner Program.|
1.2 The headings of the individual clauses of these Terms are solely for the sake of convenience and will not be taken into account in the interpretation of these Terms.
1.3 Where the context requires, words in the singular shall include the plural and vice versa.
2. How to join the Sachiko Gaming Partner Program
2.1 What you must do to join. In order to join the Sachiko Gaming Partner Program you must complete and send to us the Application Form which is available on the Website or shared over email. You should take care to include in the Application Form all the information requested by the form: your failure to do so may result in a delay in considering your application or our rejection of your application.
2.2 Our right to accept/reject your application. We will review the Application Form that you send to us. We will then – at our sole discretion – either: (i) accept your application; (ii) reject your application; or (iii) request further information from you, reserving the right to accept or reject your application at a future date. Please note that our acceptance or rejection of your application is entirely at our discretion and we have no obligation to accept any application nor shall we have any liability to you or anyone else in relation to any applications that we choose to reject. If you wish to receive CPA Commission, we will agree this with you prior to our acceptance of your Application Form and include it in the acceptance confirmation that we send to you.
2.3 Examples of unacceptable affiliate activities. You should note that the reasons why we may reject your application (or terminate your membership of the Sachiko Gaming Partner Program subsequently) could vary and may include but not be limited to circumstances where:
3. Successful applications: your engagement as an Sachiko affiliate
3.1 Confirmation of your membership of the Sachiko Gaming Partner Program. Where we accept your application to join the Sachiko Gaming Partner Program the following shall apply:
3.1.2 from the date of our written confirmation until such time as your membership of the Sachiko Gaming Partner Program shall terminate (as described in Clause 10 of these Terms) you will have the right to market and promote Our Site(s) on Your Site(s) solely - and only - by placing Our Links or Marketing Codes on Your Site(s) and subject at all times to all the rest of these Terms.
3.2 Your rights and obligations as a member of the Sachiko Gaming Affiliate Program. Your right to take part in the Sachiko Gaming Partner Program by marketing and promoting Our Site(s) as described in Clause 3.1 above is at all times subject to the following obligations, limitations and restrictions, which you agree to perform and observe. Your breach or failure to perform or observe any of them will entitle us to terminate your membership of the Sachiko Gaming Partner Program immediately on written notice to you and without any liability to you or, at our sole discretion, to require you to remedy your breach or failure pending which we may suspend your rights under these Terms and withhold indefinitely any Commission due to you:
3.2.1 Regulatory compliance: you agree to comply with all of the laws and regulations applicable to Your Site(s) and also with any laws and regulations applicable to Our Site(s) which we may notify you of from time-to-time as being necessary for our affiliates to comply with, in particular those which the terms of our gambling licenses require us to pass through to our affiliates.
3.2.2 Marketing compliance: you must fully comply with our most recent up-to-date guidelines in relation to the use of the Link(s) or Marketing Codes. These guidelines will be posted on the Sachiko Gaming Partner Program Site. They may be amended from time to time by us at our sole discretion and you should therefore visit the Sachiko Gaming Partner Program Site regularly so as to ensure that you are aware of, and in compliance with, the latest version of these guidelines.
3.2.3 Personal rights: the rights that we grant to you in these Terms are personal to you. You may not assign or sub-licence your rights and/or your obligations under these Terms, in whole or in part, to any third party. The Link(s) and the Marketing Code are provided to you for use solely and exclusively by you on Your Site(s) on and subject to these Terms and you agree that you will not provide them in any manner to any other person for any manner of use by such other person.
3.2.4 Non-exclusivity: the rights that we grant to you in these Terms are non-exclusive and we will grant identical or similar rights to numerous other Sachiko affiliates. You shall not claim or hold yourself out to any third party as having any type of exclusivity in your relationship with Sachiko or Our Site(s) at any time.
3.2.5 No obligation on Sachiko to operate Our Site(s). You acknowledge and agree that nothing, whether in these Terms or anywhere else, shall in any way be construed as imposing any obligation whatsoever on us (or any of our Group entities) to operate or continue to operate Our Site(s), either at all or in relation to any particular markets, languages, territories or products, and all of the business represented by Our Site(s) shall be operated and managed (or not) by us and our Group entities in our sole discretion and subject to our unilateral control at all times.
3.2.6 Information provision. You agree to provide us with all such information as we may reasonably request for regulatory purposes, including as may be requested by us in relation to any reports or information that we may wish or need to provide to any State or Central government authority.
3.2.7 Your Site(s): You agree that you are solely responsible for the development, operation and maintenance of Your Site(s) and for all materials that appear on Your Site(s) at any time. You will ensure that no material appears at any time on Your Site(s) which results or could result in Your Site(s) being confused with Our Site(s).
3.2.8 Conflicts of interest. You will not market or promote Your Site(s) in any way which might compete with our and/or our Group’s own marketing efforts, unless you have received prior written approval from us specifically permitting you to do so. By way of example only, the following activities will be considered to be activities, which if undertaken by you would compete with our Group’s own marketing efforts and which would therefore be prohibited by this Clause 3.2.8:
3.2.9 No representation. You may not hold yourself out to be, or to represent, any of us or any Group entity of ours or our or its agents, employees or professional poker players, in any forum including any social networking site.
3.3 Money laundering, counter terrorism financing and due diligence. You agree, upon our request, to submit to us copies of such personal documentation (for example a copy of your passport or other government issued identification) or (if you are a company) such corporate documents as we may specify in order to permit us to complete our customer and business due diligence obligations in accordance with applicable counter-terrorism, anti-money laundering laws, and regulations from time to time in force.
3.4 Marketing and promotion.
3.4.1 Use of Link(s)/Marketing Codes. You agree to place the Link(s) or Marketing Codes on Your Site(s) and to ensure that the Link(s) is/are properly formatted at all times. You will not create any link from Your Site(s) to our Site(s) other than the Link(s) without our prior written consent nor will you modify any of the Link(s) without our prior written approval.
3.4.2 Banners. You will only place banners forming part of the Link(s) on Your Site(s) by linking to the banner server made available by us from time-to-time for this purpose and you will employ no other means without our prior written approval.
3.4.3 Sachiko goodwill and reputation. You acknowledge that the placement of the Link(s) on Your Site(s) and your conduct as an affiliate has the potential to inflict substantial damage to the Trade Marks and to the reputation and goodwill of us, our Group and our licensor and that you will at all times act in a manner that will not harm such Trade Marks, goodwill and reputation.
3.4.4 Good practice. You will use your best efforts to promote Our Site(s) in a manner that is consistent with good business ethics and which does not reflect adversely upon our name, image or reputation and that of our Group, our licensor and brands 'PokerStars.in'.
3.4.5 Prohibited Jurisdictions. You will not, nor will any person on your behalf or with your permission or authority, explicit or implied, market or promote Our Site(s) to residents of the Prohibited Jurisdictions and no resident of any Prohibited Jurisdiction shall be permitted to become a Qualified Stars Player.
3.4.6 Territorial licensing restrictions: In conducting your marketing and promotional activities under these Terms you will comply with any jurisdictional limitation applying to Our Site(s) which are imposed under the various gambling licence(s) applicable Our Site(s), including only marketing any of Our Site(s) which are targeted at and licensed by a particular jurisdiction to the residents of that jurisdiction.
3.4.7 Compliance with our instructions. You agree to comply with all reasonable instructions received from us in relation to your activities in marketing and promoting Our Site(s) including, without limitation, any instruction received from us requesting you to post on Your Site(s) information regarding new features and promotions on Our Site(s) and any instructions such as style guidelines that we may issue in relation to the Licensed Materials generally.
3.4.8 No incentivisation of players. You agree that without our prior written approval you will neither offer nor provide incentives (financial or otherwise) to any Qualified Stars Players or any potential Qualified Star Players.
3.4.9 Advertising self-regulation. Generally, you must ensure that Your Site is fully compliant with and adheres to all applicable legislation in force with respect to any marketing and./or advertising activity carried out by you (or third parties on your behalf) for or in relation to Your Site. Where you publish on any of Your Site(s) any advertising for Our Site(s) which is either: (i) intended to come to the attention of persons in India; or (ii) likely to come to the attention of such persons, you will ensure that such advertising is socially responsible generally and in particular: (i) will not target or be likely to appeal to persons aged under 18 years of age; (ii) must not be placed on websites which provide unauthorised access to copyrighted content.
We shall have the right to terminate these Terms on written notice and without any liability to you if, in our reasonable opinion, you are breach of the obligations set out in this Clause.
4. Your Commission
4.1 In this Clause 4, the following defined words and phrases shall mean as set out below:
|CPA Commission||shall mean a one-off payment for each Qualified Stars Player registered by us on Our Sites in any calendar month, the amount to be agreed by you and us as a condition to our acceptance of your Application Form.|
|Poker Expenses||shall mean, with respect to poker games (whether ring games or tournaments) on the Website, the aggregate of:
|Pot||shall mean the central fund/pot containing all players’ wagers during each “real money” game of poker on the Website.|
|PS Gross Poker Revenue||shall mean the aggregate of a Qualified Stars Player’s Ring Game Gross Revenue and Tournament Gross Revenue generated from the Website(s).|
|Rake||shall mean the proportion retained by or on behalf of us or any of our Group entities from the Pot.|
|Revenue Share Commission||shall mean, as applicable, that percentage of:
(a) PS Gross Poker Revenue less Poker Expenses
(in any calendar month as is from time-to-time published on the relevant page(s) of the Sachiko Gaming Partner Program Site.
|Ring Game Hand||shall mean those hands played at tables where the chips wagered represent fixed amounts of player funds that are purchased with player funds when the player begins play and redeemed at the same rate at the end of play.|
|Ring Game Gross Revenue||shall mean the sum total of a Qualified Stars Player's contributions to Rakes in a Ring Game Hand while playing on software downloadable from Our Site(s). Any Qualified Stars Player's contribution to a Rake shall be determined by dividing the total amount that a Qualified Stars Player has contributed to the Pot in any Ring Game Hand by the size of the Pot (provided that, in circumstances where the Rake is capped once the size of the Pot equals a designated threshold, the size of the Pot for the purposes of calculating the contribution to the Rake shall be the size of the Pot when the designated threshold has been reached, regardless of the actual size of the Pot) in that Ring Game Hand and multiplying it by the total Rake taken from that Pot in that Ring Game Hand regardless of the number of players dealt in such Ring Game Hand.|
shall mean INR 10,000.
|Tournament Fees||shall mean the fees retained by or on behalf of us or our Group entities from the "buy-ins" paid by Qualified Stars Players registering for a Tournament.|
|Tournament Gross Revenue||shall mean the sum total of the Tournament Fees paid by a Qualified Stars Player while playing in Tournaments on software downloadable from Our Site(s).|
4.2 Right to Commission. Subject to your compliance with these Terms and in particular to Clause 4.3 below, we will pay you a Commission which shall consist of one of the following (or a combination of the same) of:
Please note the provisions of Clause 10 below which makes clear that your right to receive Commission ceases when these Terms are terminated or come to an end.
4.3 IMPORTANT: Duration of your right to be paid Commission. Your Commission:
4.3.1 will (in relation to both CPA Commission and Revenue Share Commission) only start to be paid to you in relation to Our Site(s) until such time as the Commission generated in respect of the Website equals or exceeds the Threshold Commission applicable to the Website; and
4.3.2 will (in the case of Revenue Share Commission) cease to be payable in respect of each Qualified Stars Player on that date which is twenty-four (24) months after the date on which that internet user first opened a User Account as part of the process of becoming a Qualified Stars Player. For example, if the player opened a User Account on July 1st 2018 and completed all necessary criteria to become a Qualified Stars Player thereinafter, Revenue Share Commission will be payable in respect of that player for the period up to and ending upon June 30th 2020 but will cease permanently upon that date and not be payable thereafter; and
4.3.3 will cease to be payable on the date when these Terms are terminated and come to an end even if that date is within the two (2)-year period referred to above.
4.4 Existing Users. You will not be entitled to receive any Commission for a new User Account opened through a personal computer or mobile device (including, without limitation, a desktop computer, portable computer, cellular phone, PDA, tablet, or any other type of cellular device now existing or devised in future) (each, a "Device"), if a User Account has previously been opened on that Device regardless of whether you are entitled to receive Commission for the User Account opened previously using that Device.
4.5 Professional Players. In the event that any one (1) or more Qualified Stars Players are selected to become a member of the "Team PokerStars Pro" or "Team PokerStars Online", you acknowledge and agree that with effect from the first day of the calendar month falling immediately after the date of such selection, the relevant Qualified Stars Player(s) shall cease to be tracked by us as having been referred by you and you will no longer be entitled to receive any Commission in respect of such Qualified Stars Player.
4.6 Non-qualifying players. You acknowledge and agree that:
4.6.1 the following individuals may not and will not qualify as Qualified Stars Players:
4.6.2 you may not and will not sign up for a User Account using the Link(s) or Marketing Codes and may not in your personal capacity qualify as a Qualified Stars Player.
4.8 Calculation and payment of Commission. The Commission will be calculated and paid as follows:
4.8.1 Use of Trackers & Marketing Codes. In order to calculate the Commission due to you, we will use the Trackers and/or Marketing Codes provided by us and as used by you. You must use these correctly and in accordance with any instructions that we give you and we will have no obligation to pay you any Commission if you fail to use the Trackers and/or Marketing Codes, or use them incorrectly or in a manner contrary to our instructions from time-to-time.
4.8.2 Our calculations are final. You agree that our measurements and calculations in relation to the calculation and payment of Commission shall be final and not subject to review or appeal, save in the case of manifest error.
4.8.3 Accounting periods. We will account to you for the Commission due to you on a per-calendar month basis and pay you the Commission due in respect of any calendar month no later than thirty-one (31) days after the end of the calendar month in which the Commission arose. For example, the Commission due to you in relation to the calendar month of June 2018 will be paid to you no later than 31st July 2018.
4.8.4 Method of payment. Subject to the terms set out in Clause 4.6 above and you raising a valid and undisputed invoice on us, you must provide your bank account details with us in order to receive your Commission from us. You hereby acknowledge and consent to us using the personal information you supply to us to carry out all necessary due diligence checks on you as may be required by applicable legislation. Commission due to you will be paid into your bank account whose details are provided to us.
4.9 Fraud. We retain the right to review all Commission for possible fraud on your part or on the part of any Qualified Stars Player. In the event that we reasonably consider that fraud has occurred in relation to the generation of any Commission, we shall be entitled to withhold such Commission or set-off an appropriate amount from future payments of Commission. For the purpose of these Terms the term "fraud" shall include, but shall not be limited to, actual or attempted:
5. Your Representations and Warranties
5.1 You represent, warrant and undertake to us and to the other entities comprising our Group as follows:
5.1.1 that you have the ability, experience, expertise and resources to perform all of your obligations as set out in these Terms;
5.1.2 that at no time will any of Your Site(s) contain, or link to, content that:
5.1.3 that there is no legal, commercial, contractual or other restriction, which precludes or might preclude you from fully performing your obligations as set out in these Terms and that if there should, at any time occur anything to prevent you from wholly fulfilling your obligations hereunder, you will notify us immediately and we shall be entitled to terminate these Terms by immediate notice, without advance warning and without the requirement to make any further payments to you following such termination;
5.1.4 that you have evaluated the laws relating to your activities and obligations as envisaged and set out in these Terms and have concluded that you can enter into these Terms and fulfil your obligation as set out in them without violating any applicable rule of law or industry code;
5.1.5 that at no time during the term of this Agreement have you or any of your associates been found to be: (i) a person who has at any time been identified by any gaming authority as unsuitable to be associated with gambling; (ii) a person who has been denied a gaming licence in any jurisdiction; or (iii) a person who has been subject to a suspension or revocation of a gaming licence in any jurisdiction; and/or (iv) any person who is an associate of any person to whom the foregoing provisions (i) – (iii) apply or have applied at any time; and
5.1.6 that you, and your associates or personnel, has/have never been convicted of or pleaded guilty or nolo contendere to an offence involving fraud, corruption, or moral turpitude.
5.2 In the event that you are found to have breached of any of the warranties contained in this Clause 5, we reserve the right to terminate this Agreement immediately without any liability to you.
6. Home Games
6.1 Home Games provide players with the opportunity to invite friends and close community members to play Home Games regardless of where they are in the world. The essence of Home Games means that a player can choose to compete in ring games and tournaments, across a huge variety of poker variants allowing that player to experience the convenience, competition and fun in playing online Home Games with people they know. Any use by you of Home Games should contribute to and be consistent with this philosophy of Home Games. Player data, rankings, club statistics and many other game results ("Data Tools") are provided via Home Games, all with the sole aim of furthering the user's social and competitive experience amongst their friends or close community members. None of the Data Tools nor any information deriving from such Data Tools may be used or provided to any Club Manager, Club Member or other third party for any financial benefit. We reserve the right, if we find or suspect any abuse of the philosophy of Home Games or that any Data Tool, or information derived from any Data Tool, is being used by you or has been used by you for any financial benefit, to suspend your use of Home Games and/or to close the related Club at any time, in our sole discretion.
6.2 You are hereby granted the limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable right to market and promote Home Games by placing the Marketing Codes and/or Links on Your Site(s) as part of the licence granted pursuant to Clause 3.1 above. Your right to use Home Games as granted by this Clause 6 is however revocable by us at any time at our sole discretion and subject to any further conditions and/or limitations that we may from time to time stipulate at our sole discretion, such as, but not limited to, a limitation on the number or percentage of Members linked to you via a Tracker in any Club.
6.3 You are permitted to invite the users of Your Site(s), including via email communication, to become a Club Manager and to include in such invitation your Marketing Code and/or Link HOWEVER it is strictly prohibited for any third party, including, without limitation, users of Your Site(s) and any Club Manager or any Club Member, to invite potential Members to a Club by use of the Link and/or the Marketing Code supplied to you under these Terms.
6.4 You are strictly prohibited from including any Marketing Code and/or Link supplied to you hereunder, or any inducement whatsoever, in any invitation sent by you to any third party, including, without limitation, users of Your Site(s), to become a Club Member of a Club established by you.
6.5 You are prohibited from requesting any third party including, without limitation, users of Your Site(s), to invite potential Members to a Club by use of the Link and/or the Marketing Code supplied to you under these Terms.
6.6 You are prohibited from offering or providing (or procuring that any third party offers or provides) any incentive in any form whatsoever (explicit or implicit, financial or otherwise) via email, website publication or via any other media (online or offline) to any third party through your use of Home Games including the sharing by you of any Commission earned by you through your use of Home Games.
6.7 You are prohibited from using Home Games in any way which is an abuse of the product (including using it in order to increase Commission otherwise payable to you).
6.8 In the event that you are found to have breached this Clause 6 or to be taking any action in order to circumvent the prohibitions contained herein, we reserve the right to take any action we deem fit including, the closing of any relevant Club and/or the termination of these Terms, at our sole discretion.
7. Intellectual Property Rights
7.1 For the sole purpose of your exercise of your rights and performance of your obligations set out in these Terms hereunder and for the term set out in Clause 10.1 below, we grant you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable and revocable license to use:
7.2 You undertake not to make use of the Licensed Materials or any Trade Secrets in any manner not explicitly set out in these Terms without our prior written consent. In particular, you may not:
7.2.1 register or apply to register a domain name which is same/confusingly similar to the Licensed Material; or
7.2.2 bid on any internet search engine for a search term which infringes our Trade Secrets or which is same/confusingly similar to the Licensed Material; or
7.2.3 use any sub-domain name which is same/confusingly similar to the Licensed Material; or
7.2.4 open or operate any social media account which uses any name, logo or trade mark which is same/confusingly similar to the Licensed Material; or
7.2.5 register or apply to register any trade mark in any jurisdiction; which includes, incorporates or consists of, or is confusingly similar to, the Trade Marks or any other Licensed Material.
7.2.6 not challenge the validity of any Licensed Materials or any intellectual property rights of our licensor.
7.3 In respect of any matter to which Clause 7.2 above applies, you will inform us:
7.3.1 at the commencement of these Terms of any such matters which have arisen prior to the commencement of these Terms; and
7.3.2 immediately of any such matters which arise after commencement of these Terms.
In all cases you will be required and you hereby agree to transfer the domain name, search term, sub-domain name or Trade Mark (as the case may be) or the benefit of any application for them, free of charge, to any company we nominate. Until the relevant domain name, search term, sub-domain name or Trade Mark or application for the same is transferred to our nominated company, you will hold that asset for and on behalf of us (or any nominated company in our sole discretion) wholly and exclusively and you will not allow the relevant registration (or application) to lapse but will instead maintain it in accordance with our directions. YOUR OBLIGATION TO TRANSFER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ASSETS REGISTERED OR APPLIED TO BE REGISTERED AS ENVISAGED IN CLAUSE 7.2 EXTENDS TO INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ASSETS REGISTERED OR APPLIED TO BE REGISTERED PRIOR TO THE DATE UPON WHICH THESE TERMS TAKE LEGAL EFFECT BETWEEN US. We may, at our sole discretion, withhold all Commission payments that may be due to you until the relevant intellectual property is vested in our nominated company to our satisfaction.
7.4 You hereby acknowledge that all information relating to all of the Qualified Stars Players (including all personal data, is our and our licensor’s exclusive and sole property and that you have and shall have no rights therein whatsoever.
7.5 We and each and every one of our Group entities as well as our licensor reserve all of our/their intellectual property rights in the Licensed Materials and Trade Secrets. You will not assert the invalidity, unenforceability or contest the ownership of the Licensed Materials or Trade Secrets in any action or proceeding whatsoever and shall not take any action that may prejudice any Group entity's/ our licensor rights in the Licensed Materials or in the Trade Secrets.
7.6 Nothing herein shall be considered or understood to be a transfer by us, our licensor or any Group entity of ours to you of any rights whatsoever in the Licensed Materials or Trade Secrets or any other of our or their intellectual property rights whatsoever. All goodwill in the Licensed Materials generated as a result of your use of the Licensed Materials (and in particular the Trade Marks) under these Terms shall belong to us (or our licensor) and you agree to execute any document necessary to transfer such goodwill to us/our licensor.
8. Status and TAX
8.1 The relationship between the Affiliate and Sachiko will be that of independent contractor and nothing in this Agreement shall render the Affiliate an employee, agent or partner of Sachiko or any Associate or be deemed to create any such relationship between the Affiliate and Sachiko. Furthermore, the Affiliate shall not hold himself/herself out as having any such relationship with Sachiko.
8.2 The Affiliate shall be solely responsible for the payment of any income or similar taxes or related payments imposed or levied by any applicable jurisdiction or any governmental authority therein or thereof on any amounts paid by Sachiko to the Affiliate under this Agreement, including the applicable Commission and the Affiliate indemnifies Sachiko and shall keep Sachiko fully and effectually indemnified from and against any liability or expense in connection with such taxes or other payments (save to the extent such recovery is prohibited by law).
8.3 Unless otherwise notified to the Affiliate by Sachiko, the Affiliate shall be responsible for submitting to the relevant tax authority any Tax payable in respect of any fees received by the Affiliate pursuant to this Agreement.
8.4 For the avoidance of doubt, this Agreement shall not, in any way, be construed so as to create a partnership or any kind of joint undertaking or venture between the parties hereto. As such, the Affiliate acknowledges that it will solely be responsible for all income taxes.
9. Data Protection and Privacy
9.1 To the extent that you collect, use or process any personal data relating to the Qualified Stars Players that you send to us ("Sachiko Personal Data") in the course of performing your obligations under this Agreement, you hereby agree as follows:
9.1.1 we shall at all times retain sole and absolute legal and beneficial ownership of all rights in and to all the Sachiko Personal Data including any so-called 'sui generis' database rights and are hereby agreed to be our Trade Secret and, to the extent that any such rights may vest in you, you hereby irrevocably and absolutely grant and assign all such rights to us;
9.1.2 subject to procurement of any necessary consents, we grant to you a non-exclusive, revocable licence to use the Sachiko Personal Data solely for the purposes of providing, and only to the extent required to provide, the requisite services under this Agreement services;
9.1.3 we shall be the data controller of the Sachiko Personal Data and you shall be the data processor of the Sachiko Personal Data;
9.1.4 you will only process the Sachiko Personal Data in accordance with our written instructions as data controller and you will not under any circumstances process any Sachiko Personal Data other than as instructed by Sachiko; and
9.1.5 that we will be sharing the Sachiko Personal Data with our licensor from time to time.
9.2 You hereby undertake that you will:
9.2.1 take appropriate technical and organisational measures (and shall ensure that such measures are taken by any person to whom it is authorised to disclose Sachiko Personal Data) against unauthorised or unlawful processing of the Sachiko Personal Data and against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, the Sachiko Personal Data. Having regard to the state of technological development and the cost of implementing any such measures, such measures must ensure a level of security appropriate to:
9.2.2 take reasonable steps to ensure the reliability of any personnel (including employees) who have access to the Sachiko Personal Data;
9.2.3 provide Sachiko with such guarantees in relation to the technical and organisational measures governing its processing of the Sachiko Personal Data as Sachiko considers to be 'sufficient' within the meaning of the Data Protection Legislation and will take reasonable steps, including at the reasonable direction of Sachiko, to ensure compliance with those measures;
9.2.4 comply with all Data Protection Legislation in relation to your processing of the Sachiko Personal Data and hereby confirm that you will not do, or permit anything to be done, which could cause us to incur liability under Data Protection Legislation;
9.2.5 not use any third party to process Sachiko Personal Data without our prior written consent (which may be withheld at our sole discretion). If we provide such consent:
9.2.6 immediately notify us if you become aware of a data security breach involving Sachiko Personal Data (which shall include any breach of this Clause 9);
9.2.7 promptly notify us if you receive any:
9.2.8 cooperate with and provide reasonable assistance to (at your own cost) data protection regulators and us in relation to the regulatory requirements of any relevant data protection authority, including promptly providing information that we reasonably request from time to time;
9.2.9 not modify, amend or alter Sachiko Personal Data or permit modification, amendment or alteration to Sachiko Personal Data, or disclose, or permit disclosure, to any third party without our prior written consent;
9.2.10 not transfer any Sachiko Personal Data to any third party or outside India without our prior written consent and, where such consent is given, you shall ensure that you employ adequate levels of protection in connection with such transfer; and
9.2.11 permit us together with our external advisers to inspect and audit (subject to reasonable confidentiality undertakings) your data processing activities and comply promptly with our reasonable requests to enable us to verify your compliance with this Agreement.
10. Term and Termination
10.1 These Terms shall commence and come into effect from the date of your submission of your Application Form and, subject always to our acceptance of your Application Form and confirmation of your membership of the Sachiko Gaming Partner Program, shall continue in full force until they are terminated in accordance with the provisions for termination set out in these Terms.
10.2 You may terminate these Terms at any time, with or without cause subject to providing us with prior written notice. We may terminate these Terms at any time subject to providing you with no fewer than seven (7) days' prior written notice.
10.3 In the event of the occurrence of any of the following:
10.3.1 any breach by you of these Terms; or
10.3.2 your player account opened with us for receipt of your Commission is closed by us or our Group entities for any reason whatsoever; or
10.3.3 you use any materials, including graphics, icons, logos, branding or artwork, which are not obtained from our approved web resources or direct from your affiliate manager. We may:
10.4 In the event that you make any assignment for the benefit of your creditors or make any composition with creditors; or have appointed, or shall be the subject of any notice of a receiver or holding company; or shall be the subject of a voluntary or compulsory liquidation (other than for the purpose of a solvent reconstruction or amalgamation); or are made the subject of any administration order or insolvency procedure or such analogous event; or cease to carry on business or (being a natural person) are deemed either unable to pay your debts or as having no reasonable prospect of so doing we may terminate these Terms immediately.
10.5 Without limiting any other of our rights and remedies, we may terminate these Terms immediately if we determine in our sole discretion that you have become a competitor of ours, our licensor and/or any other entity within our Group.
10.6 We shall further have the right to terminate these Terms with immediate effect on the provision of written notice to you:
10.6.1 if you carry out any action which we believe might prejudice our, our licensor or any Group entity's relationship with any State or Central government authority or industry body; or
10.6.2 if we, our licensor or any other entity within the Group is ordered or required by any State or Central government authority or industry body to terminate its relationship with you or cease to operate any of Our Site(s) or any services or games available on any of Our Site(s), or any part thereof, with immediate effect.
10.7 Termination of these Terms shall not extinguish either of the parties' obligations under these Terms which by their intention or context are intended to survive the termination of these Terms.
10.8 Notwithstanding Clause 10.7 above and for the avoidance of doubt, you agree that we shall not be liable to pay any Commission for Qualified Stars Players where such Qualified Stars Players are generated by the Link(s) and/or Marketing Codes following the termination of these Terms.
10.9 Following the termination of these Terms and the payment to you of monies due to you as at the time of termination, we shall have no obligation to make any further Commission payments to you. For the avoidance of doubt, this means that if the agreement between us represented by these Terms is terminated, you will receive no Commission for Qualified Stars Players in respect of the period after termination: you will only receive Commission due to you up to the date of termination and not afterwards.
10.10 Upon termination:
provided that the above shall not prevent you linking to the homepage of Our Site(s) to the extent that you do so for your own personal, non-commercial use in connection with Home Games.
11. Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability
11.1 You acknowledged that neither Our Site(s) nor the associated software will be error-free or uninterrupted and that neither we nor our licensor or any of our Group entities will be liable for the consequences of any errors or interruptions. Further, neither we nor our licensor or any of our Group Entities make any representation or warranty, express or implied to you as to any matter contemplated by these Terms including the quality, merchantability, fitness for particular use or suitability of Our Site(s) or the associated software.
11.2 Under no circumstances shall either party be liable to the other for indirect, incidental, consequential, special or exemplary damages (including any loss of revenue, profits or data) arising from any provision of these Terms or matters related to these Terms. Our aggregate maximum liability arising with respect to these Terms for any reason will not exceed the total Commissions paid or payable to you pursuant to these Terms. The term "indirect, incidental, consequential, special or exemplary damages" as used in this Clause 11.2 does not include any additional or increased direct costs incurred by Sachiko, our licensor and/or any of our Group entities caused by your breaches of these Terms.
11.3 You represent and warrant that you have independently evaluated the desirability of acting as an affiliate of Sachiko and, other than as set forth herein, are not relying on any representation, guarantee or statement made by us.
You will defend, indemnify and hold Sachiko, our licensor and our Group entities and our shareholders, directors, officers, employees, partners, representatives, agents, successors and assigns harmless from and against any and all liabilities, losses, damages and costs, including attorney's fees and costs, resulting from, arising out of, or in any way connected with:
All Trade Secrets and all information concerning the Sachiko, our licensor and our Group entities' operations, structure, personnel, principals, or any other data that can reasonably be considered internal-only information shall be kept in strict confidence by you. This includes (but is not limited to) any correspondence between us and you and any information regarding the number of players on Our Site(s), Rake amounts and any other financial, statistical or other information that is provided by us to you, whether or not such information includes a mark affirming its confidentiality. All this information shall remain confidential after the expiry of these Terms until such times as the information ceases to be confidential, other than by breach of these Terms or any additional confidentiality agreement that we have required you to sign. We may require you to sign a confidentiality agreement if, at our sole discretion, we determine that the information to be conveyed to you warrants such additional covenants of confidentiality.
Notwithstanding the above provision, you may disclose such confidential information only to the extent required by Applicable Law or order of a court or relevant government agency. However, in the event of such disclosure pursuant to an order of court or governmental agency, and subject to compliance with law or such order of court or governmental agency, you shall give us prompt notice to permit us an opportunity, if available, to obtain a protective order or otherwise protect the confidentiality of such information. Further, you shall make reasonable efforts to assist us in obtaining such a protective order averting or limiting such disclosure.
14. Independent investigation
You confirm that you have read these Terms, have consulted with your own legal advisors, and understand and agree to all the Terms & Conditions set out in these Terms. You confirm that you have independently evaluated the desirability of participating in the Sachiko Gaming Partner Program and you are not relying on any representations, guarantee or statement other than as set forth in these Terms.
15. Changes to these Terms
We reserve the right to change any provision of these Terms at any time at our sole discretion and acting unilaterally without reference to you or your consent and without incurring any liability to you. Except in the case of emergencies, such as cheating, fraud, piracy, mistakes in these Terms or other events of an urgent nature, or beyond our control, we will use our reasonable endeavours to provide you with an email notifying you of the changes at least fourteen (14) days prior to the date on which we intend them to take effect, but where we do not do so any such changes will take effect upon the posting of the amended Terms. You should monitor these Terms frequently to ensure that you are aware of and agree to the latest version. YOU WILL BE BOUND BY ALL SUCH CHANGES AND IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO BE BOUND YOU SHOULD TERMINATE YOUR MEMBERSHIP OF THE SACHIKO GAMING PARTNER PROGRAM IN ACCORDANCE WITH YOUR RIGHT TO DO SO SET OUT IN CLAUSE 8 OF THESE TERMS. THIS TERMINATION RIGHT IS YOUR ONLY REMEDY IN RELATION TO ANY CHANGES MADE BY US TO THESE TERMS.
16.1 All notices, requests, demands and all other communications (unless specified otherwise in these Terms) under these Terms shall be in writing and shall be deemed received 72 hours after being posted by registered mail, or if delivered in person or sent by email, at the time of delivery to the parties. To give us notices in connection with these Terms or the Sachiko Gaming Partner Program you should visit our Help Center to find the best way to contact us.
16.2 These Terms shall, upon execution, constitute the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and they cancel and supersede all previous understandings and agreements, both oral and written, between the parties in respect of the subject matter of these Terms.
16.3 It is hereby agreed that you are an independent contractor and neither these Terms nor any term or condition contained in them, shall be construed as creating a partnership, joint venture or agency relationship or as granting a franchise between the parties.
16.4 If any provision of these Terms shall be held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect.
16.5 No waiver of any breach of any provisions of these Terms shall constitute a waiver of any prior, concurrent or subsequent breach of the same or any other provision of these Terms and no waiver shall be effective unless made in writing and signed by an authorized representative of the waiving party.
16.6 These Terms and any matters relating hereto to them be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of India. You irrevocably agree that, subject as provided below, the courts of Kolkata shall have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to any claim, dispute or difference concerning these Terms and any matter arising in relation to them and irrevocably waive any right that you may have to object to an action being brought in those courts, or to claim that the action has been brought in an inconvenient forum, or that those courts do not have jurisdiction. Nothing in this Clause shall limit our right to take proceedings against you in any other court of competent jurisdiction, nor shall the taking of proceedings in any one or more jurisdictions preclude the taking of proceedings in any other jurisdictions, whether concurrently or not, to the extent permitted by the law of such other jurisdiction.
16.7 For the avoidance of doubt you agreed that under no circumstances will you have the authority to bind, obligate or commit in any way whatsoever or to assume debts or obligations on our behalf, nor will you represent us as having such authority at any time.
16.8 The English language version of these Terms shall be the prevailing version in the event of any discrepancy between any translated versions of these Terms.