The terms of our affiliate program has always had a clause which explains, that there may be modification to the affiliate agreement.
If the Affiliate is no longer in agreement with the affiliate program agreement, then the Affiliate is able to leave the program, which the affiliate program agreement also outlines.
Unfortunately this is (an excerpt from) the response we got:
That boils down to "talk to the hand" and a PAB with nowhere to go. As such I'm releasing Nate from the restrictions regarding forum posts on an active PAB issue.
Quite correct. Many programs retroactively change their terms to benefit themselves. They continuously refer to terms and make them up as they go along - to suit their own agendas.