I've just noticed that Leo Vegas has new terms - actually forcing new terms (you can't log in without accepting them - which is BS in my opinion).
10.4 Contractual penalty
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, in case of Your material breach or threatened material breach of any of the provisions of this Agreement or Affiliate Programme as well as any direct violation thereof, You shall be liable to pay a penalty of fifty thousand Euro (€50,000) to Us for each such individual material breach or threatened material breach of this Agreement as provided herein (hereinafter referred to as ‘Penalty’).
10.4 Contractual penalty
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, in case of Your material breach or threatened material breach of any of the provisions of this Agreement or Affiliate Programme as well as any direct violation thereof, You shall be liable to pay a penalty of fifty thousand Euro (€50,000) to Us for each such individual material breach or threatened material breach of this Agreement as provided herein (hereinafter referred to as ‘Penalty’). The payment of the Penalty to Us shall be without prejudice to Our right to claim compensation for any damage (including without limitation any indirect or consequential damage, loss of profits or any expenses incurred in relation to the material breach or threatened material breach) that exceeds the Penalty, which right shall not be affected nor limited by the payment of the Penalty. Furthermore, without prejudice to the Penalty, We shall be entitled to any seek equitable relief as a remedy for such breach, including injunctive relief concerning any threatened or actual material breach of any of the provisions of this Agreement or the Affiliate Programme as well as any direct violation thereof. For the purpose of this Clause and for avoidance of doubt, a material breach of this Agreement shall mean, without limitation, breach of, non-compliance with or Your non-fulfilment of Your obligations pursuant to the following clauses of these Terms and Conditions: 2.2 (license to use intellectual property), 3.1 (warranties), 4.2 (direct marketing and spam), 4.3 (approved marketing material), 4.4 (approved layouts), 4.5 (marketing compliance), 4.6 (good faith/ethical conduct), 4.8 (Your restrictions), 4.9 (traffic generated through unsuitable medium), 4.10 (manipulation/advising of referred players to the detriment of LeoVegas), 4.11 (confidential information), 4.12 (data protection and privacy), 4.13 (anti money laundering), 4.14 (limitations of advertising), 4.16 (limitations of URLs), 4.15 (trademark infringements), 4.17 (restricted territories), 4.18 (restricted terms). Similarly, material breach of this Agreement pursuant to the foregoing sentence shall, without limitation, also mean any breach of any other parts of this Agreement that cover or otherwise relate to the same subject matter as the previously stated clauses.
The Penalty becomes due as of the moment of the occurrence of the material breach of threatened material breach, and this is not paid on the first demand the late payment interest in the maximum amount provided by laws of Malta shall accrue.
Our rights and remedies in these Terms and Conditions shall not be mutually exclusive, i.e., the exercise of one or more of the provisions of this Agreement shall not preclude the exercise of any other provision.
You acknowledge that We may, without prejudice to any other right available,
a.immediately suspend Your membership of the Affiliate Program; and/ or
b. in Our absolute discretion, not pay You any funds due to You as Fees.
Following the update to our Affiliate Partner Terms and Conditions (‘Terms and Conditions’) and our email to you on 1st November where we provided guidance on our UK compliance expectations, please note that we will be pausing your account for new rewards effective immediately until we are 100% certain that you are compliant with applicable legislation in the UK.
Should you provide us with proof of your compliance with our UK guidelines and Terms and Conditions which we deem satisfactory, we will review your account and consider re-opening it.
However, in the event that we discover any assets which breach our Terms and Conditions or UK guidelines, we will also suspend pay-outs for existing customers, in accordance with our one-strike policy in the UK.
Kindly note that notwithstanding the above, you are still required to take down any assets which are not compliant with our Terms and Conditions and applicable legislation in the UK immediately.
Please feel free to get in touch with your affiliate manager with any questions you may have on the above.
LeoVegas Affiliate Team
For any affiliate that they threaten and go forward with closing his or her account, they should be obliged to shut down the referred to players' accounts.
If the UKGC would step in and demand this, I bet these affiliate programs would think twice before alienating their "partners" with these condescending and excessively overblown threats.
It's a money grab. They are looking for excuses to close down any affiliate account big or small. Am I right?
Weirdly my account is open and no message. Nor did I get any email saying I had to reply (that I remember) so not sure whats going on.
Regardless, screw that shit, they aren't checking my books, so they aint getting promoted. Simple.