Archival Terms and Conditions - Affiliate Programme

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This terms of use were valid until 07.06.2020. The new terms are available here.


This agreement contains all of the terms and conditions between Bitbay („Bitbay”) and the individual or organization (the “Affiliate”) participating in the Bitbay Affiliate Program (the “Program”). “Customer” is defined as a person or entity that follows a link to from an Affiliate’s marketing collateral, such as a website, and opens a new Bitbay account.

§ 1 Enrollment in the Program

To begin the enrollment process, Affiliate will submit a complete Program application via website. Bitbay will evaluate your application in good faith and will notify you if for any reason your application is not acceptable within three business days of submission. Bitbay may reject your application if we determine at our sole discretion that your site is unsuitable for the Program. Unsuitable sites include those that are aimed at children; promote sexually explicit materials; promote violence; promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, sexual orientation or age; promote illegal activities; or violate intellectual property rights. If Bitbay rejects your application, you are welcome to reapply to the Program at any time. You should also note that if Bitbay accepts your application and your site is thereafter determined at our sole discretion to be unsuitable for the Program, we may terminate this Agreement.

§ 2 Bitbay's Rights and Obligations

1. Promotion of the Affiliate relationship – Bitbay will make a variety of graphic and textual links available to Affiliate for placement on your website(s). Subject to the terms and conditions hereof, you may display the links as often and in as many areas of your website(s) as you desire.

2. Register your Customers – Bitbay will register your customers and will track their trades. By opening an account with Bitbay, the Customer agrees that all Bitbay client rules, policies and operating procedures will apply to them. Bitbay reserves the right to refuse Customers or close their accounts if necessary to comply with any requirements we may periodically establish.

3. Track Customers’ Trades – Bitbay will track Customers’ trades and will display all relevant information in the Affiliate's panel, in section „Affiliate Program”.

4. Modification – Bitbay may modify any of the terms and conditions contained in this Agreement, at any time and at our sole discretion, by notifying the Affiliate via email, or by posting a notice or a new agreement on our website. Modifications may include, for example, changes in the scope of available commission fees, fee schedules, payment procedures, and referral program rules. If any modification is unacceptable to the Affiliate, your only recourse is to terminate this agreement. Your continued participation in the program following our posting of a change notice or new agreement on our website will constitute binding acceptance of the change.

§ 3 Affiliate’s Rights and Obligations

Affiliate shall use best commercially reasonable efforts to actively and effectively advertise, market and promote Bitbay as widely and aggressively as possible in order to maximize the financial benefit to both Affiliate and Bitbay. Affiliate shall only engage in advertising, marketing and promotional efforts which do not violate any law and which reflect positively upon the business reputation of Bitbay. It is the responsibility of the Affiliate to ensure that the correct tracking is utilized on their website. Bitbay will not change the Affiliate tracking ID for referrals resulting from incorrect or incomplete tracking. Bitbay is not responsible for commission fees generated from referrals with incorrect or incomplete referral information. Affiliate is restricted from setting up any site redirects from any page on their website or network of websites so that the page goes directly to Banners and links may not be placed within unsolicited email, unauthorized newsgroup postings, chat rooms or through the use of “bots”. Traffic generated illegally will not be commissionable. Affiliate shall bear all costs and expenses incurred in connection with the advertising, marketing and promotion of Bitbay to their customers. Affiliate shall not create, publish, distribute, or permit any written material that makes reference to Bitbay without first submitting such material to Bitbay and receiving our prior written consent, which shall not be unreasonably withheld. Affiliate agrees to cooperate fully with Bitbay in utilizing and maintaining links and other promotional tools as supplied by Furthermore, the Affiliate agrees to: Utilize the entire code for the banners, links and other promotional tools (including the tracking codes therein) and shall not in any way alter or remove any part of the code; Update such images with new images provided by Bitbay from time to time throughout the term of this Agreement; and Display such graphic and/or textual images prominently in relevant sections of your website(s).

§ 4 Commission Fees

Participant of an Affiliate Program receives 20% of commission charged to the Users as trading fees. 20% solids base commission rate, can be augmented anytime, depending on Participant's activity.

§ 5 Commission Fee Payouts

Payments will be made to Affiliate’s Bitbay account. Payments will be made in the currency in which the commissions were earned (i.e. USD and BTC). Duplicate Accounts and Self-Referral – Affiliate shall not open more than one Affiliate account without prior written consent from Bitbay, nor will Affiliate earn commissions on their own or related persons Bitbay account. Affiliate will earn commissions for the life of the Customer, on all transactions the Customer undertakes at, for as long as the Affiliate remains an active member of the Program. An active member is defined as an Affiliate who remains in good standing and promotes Bitbay to the best of their ability. If a Customer registered through an Affiliate is banned from trading for any reason, and Bitbay has to return any deposited money to the Customer, Bitbay will not pay Affiliate for the revenues generated by a banned Customer. If a Customer registered through Affiliate is being investigated for bank information or address verification, Bitbay will withhold payments of profits generated from that Customer until the investigation is completed.

§ 6 Terms & Termination

The term of this Agreement will begin upon Bitbay’s written confirmation of your acceptance into the Affiliate program. Either Bitbay or Affiliate may terminate this Agreement at any time, with or without cause, by giving the other party at least 30 days written notice of termination by email. This agreement can be terminated at any time without prior notice if the Affiliate is not an active member of the Program. Bitbay has the right to terminate the agreement without prior notice if Affiliate breaches any terms or conditions of this agreement. Upon termination: All rights and licenses granted to Affiliate shall terminate immediately. Affiliate must remove all Bitbay banners from their site and disable any links to from their site. Affiliate will be entitled to unpaid commission fees, if any, earned by on or prior to the date of termination. Affiliate will not be entitled to referral fees occurring after the date of termination. If Affiliate has failed to fulfill their obligations and responsibilities, Bitbay will not pay any referral fees otherwise owed on termination. Bitbay may withhold final payment for a reasonable time to ensure that the correct amount is paid to Affiliate. If Bitbay continues to permit activity (generation of revenue) from Affiliate’s customers after termination, this does not constitute a continuation or renewal of this Agreement or a waiver of termination. Affiliate will return to Bitbay any confidential information, and all copies of information in your possession, custody and control. Affiliate will cease all uses of any trade names, trademarks, service marks, logos and other designations of Bitbay. Affiliate and Bitbay will be released from all obligations and liabilities to each other occurring or arising after the date of such termination, except with respect to those obligations that by their nature are designed to survive termination, as set out in this Agreement. Termination will not relieve Affiliate from any liability arising from any breach of this Agreement, which occurred prior to termination. Bitbay may terminate this Agreement at our sole discretion if we determine that your site is unsuitable. Unsuitable sites include those that are aimed at children; promote sexually explicit materials; promote violence; promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, sexual orientation or age; promote illegal activities; or violate intellectual property rights. Bitbay reserves the right to shut down an account and confiscate historical earnings when account has been found to be engaged in fraudulent activities (including purposely referring traders who intend on engaging in fraudulent deposit methods or trading, earning affiliate commissions from their own trading or that of someone using the same IP or trading from within the same household). Bitbay reserves the right to shut down an account and confiscate historical earnings when account has no activity for a period of three consecutive months.

§ 7 Policies & Confidentiality

During the term of this Agreement, Affiliate may be entrusted with Confidential Information relating to the business, operations, or underlying technology of our Customers and/or the Affiliate Program (including, for example, commission fees earned under the Program). Affiliate agrees to avoid disclosure or unauthorized use of the Confidential Information to third persons or outside parties unless you have prior written consent by Bitbay and that you will use the Confidential Information only for purposes necessary to further the purposes of the Agreement. Affiliate’s obligations with respect to Confidential Information shall survive the termination of this Agreement. Spam – Bitbay does not condone Spam.

§ 8 Relationship of Parties

Bitbay and Affiliate are independent contractors, and no terms in this Agreement will create any partnership, joint venture, agency, franchise, sales representative, or employment relationship between the parties. Affiliate will have no authority to make or accept any offers or representations on behalf of Bitbay. You will not make any statement, whether on your site or otherwise, that construes you have the right to represent Bitbay.

§ 9 Disclaimers

Bitbay makes no express or implied warranties or representations with respect to the Affiliate Program, or referral fees and commission payment arrangements (including, without limitation, their functionality, warranties of fitness, merchantability, legality, non-infringement, or any implied warranties arising out of a course of performance, dealing, or trade usage). In addition, we make no representation that the operation of our site or our Clients’ sites will be uninterrupted or error-free and will not be liable for the consequences of any interruptions or errors.

§ 10 Independent Investigation

Affiliate acknowledges that you have read this agreement and agree to all its terms and conditions. You understand that Bitbay may at any time directly or indirectly solicit customer referrals on terms that may differ from this contained in this agreement or operate websites that are similar to or compete with your website. You have independently evaluated the desirability of participating in this referral program and are not relying on any representation, guarantee or statement other than set forth in this agreement.

§ 11 Governing Law

This Agreement will be governed by the laws of Poland without reference to rules governing choice of laws. Any action relating to this Agreement must be brought in Katowice, Poland and you irrevocably consent to the jurisdiction of its courts. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, Affiliate expressly agrees to the terms and conditions of this Agreement by clicking the “Submit” button on the Affiliate Registration Form page. If you have any questions, contact us at [email protected]