Gnuf.biz Terms And Conditions - Under Review

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    bonustreak

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    Predatory Terms


    10.3.2
    At Gnuf’s absolute discretion, not pay the Affiliate any funds due to the Affiliate as Commission.

    Alarming Terms
    1.10.4 Gnuf reserves the right to report the Affiliate to the aforementioned federal or local authorities should Gnuf, at its absolute discretion, determine that it is obliged, by law, to do so.



    --------------Acceptable Terms------------------


    Affiliate Payment Date?: Gnuf will process the Commission earned by the Affiliate in the previous calendar month by the tenth working day of the following month. Gnuf shall not be liable to the Affiliate in any manner whatsoever for late payments due to technical, third party or any other unforeseen events arising.


    -------- Terms that need clarification due to lack of information ----------

    CPA Details?: No mention of CPA Details in T&C's nor on their website

    Tiered Revenue Sharing?: No mention of CPA Details in the T&C's nor on the website.

    Negative Carryover?: Not Mentioned

    Minimum Payment?: Not Mentioned

    Tiered Revenue Sharing?: Not mentioned

    -------------------- SUMMARY -----------------

    Over all the program seems to be decent, we prefer to have a few things mention in either the T&C's or in the FAQ section of the website such as..

    Changes Needing Attention: A complete description of the CPA, Rev and Tiered sharing terms need to be in writing and visible for every affiliate to view before they take the time to sign up with the program. Negative Rollover and Minimum Payout both need to be clarified in the T&C's as well.

    The section 10.4 is very alarming, this can be perceived in anyway and should be clarified and explained.
     
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    bonustreak

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    I am sending this review to the contact manager I have today and will hopefully get an answer fast about these few gray areas.
     
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    bonustreak

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    Gunf had the legal team adjust the terms and they are now good to go and no longer predatory.

    Predatory Terms

    This clause relates to money laundering or the illegal activities of affiliates and must

    remain in. Funds due to an affiliate as commission will only be withheld if Gnuf “knows,

    suspects or has reason to suspect that any transactions in which the Affiliate is directly or indirectly
    involved, amongst other things, involves funds derived from illegal activities or are intended to conceal
    funds derived from illegal activities or involve the use of the Partnership Program or Gnuf’s Products or

    Gnuf’s Websites to facilitate criminal activity.”

    If the
    affiliate in question does not intend to commit any illegal offences by its use of the
    Affiliate Program then this clause will not be an issue.




    Alarming Terms

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    if Gnuf did not report the Affiliate to the relevant authority where it had proof
    of such an offence being committed, Gnuf could potentially find itself complicit in the
    commission of such an offence. If the affiliate in question does not intend to commit any
    illegal offences by its use of the Affiliate Program then this clause will not be an issue.
    This clause would only be effective if Gnuf felt that it was necessary to take such drastic
    action in order to prevent it from becoming implicated in the commission of such an
    offence.



    --------------Acceptable Terms-----------------

    Affiliate Payment Date?: Gnuf will process the Commission earned by the Affiliate in
    the previous calendar month
    of the following month. Gnuf shall
    not be liable to the Affiliate in any manner whatsoever for late payments due to technical,
    third party or any other unforeseen events arising.





    --------Terms that need clarification due to lack of information ---------

    CPA Details?: No mention of CPA Details in T&C's nor on their website

    Tiered Revenue Sharing?: No mention of CPA Details in the T&C's nor on the website.

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    Negative Carryover?: Not Mentioned

    Minimum Payment?: Not Mentioned

    Tiered Revenue Sharing?: Not mentioned
     
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    bonustreak

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    Just a note that I have been in talks with the program and hope to have 1 final change we need in the terms to get this program in the clear very soon!
     
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    bonustreak

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    Gnuf has revised and sent me a copy of the new commission schedule today I will be reading it and changing the status of the program if all is in order.
     
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    bonustreak

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    After reviewing the changes(these are not updated on the site, we need this done to change the status of the program) AGD is still not agreeable to certain terms such as there is still no mention a Negative Carry over and the Revenueshare rules are geared towards poker affiliates not casino affiliates.

    We hope this can all be resolved in a timely manner and will keep you all updated.
     
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    Changes to the Terms and Conditions:

    Our TAS (Terms Alert System) has notified us of changes to Gnuf Partner Terms and Conditions.

    TERMS ADDED:

    Our Analysis: Fairly standard definitions.

    Our Analysis: Fairly standard definitions.

    Our Analysis: Fairly standard definitions.

    Our Analysis: Added Poker definition of gross rake - standard.

    Our Analysis: Added Poker definition of net rake - standard.

    Our Analysis: This is a change we requested for clarification of commission percentages, including CPA, revshare, and sub-affiliate commissions.


    UPDATED TERMS:

    Our Analysis: This appears to say that Gnuf properties are fenced in a manner that players cannot be re-marketed to their other or future brands as they are all either using the same player base or simply not allowed. Unsure of the exact meaning.

    Our Analysis: Insignificant, additions of www.

    Our Analysis: Insignificant, in keeping with their changeover to 'Products' instead of just websites.

    Our Analysis: Insignificant, removing redundant phrasing.


    Our Analysis: Insignificant, clarification only.

    Our Analysis: Insignificant, clarification only.


    Our Analysis: This is a change we requested such that the minimum payment would be added to the Terms and Conditions for purpose of clarification.


    FULL SUMMARY:

    Gnuf Partner have made significant changes to their terms and conditions which only benefit the affiliate. All changes are for clarification purposes and will not adversely affect earnings or marketing. Most of the changes (not noted here) were numbering changes as the additions forced them into a new numbering scheme for the terms.
     
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    bonustreak

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    "Predatory Terms

    10.3.2
    At Gnuf’s absolute discretion, not pay the Affiliate any funds due to the Affiliate as Commission.

    Alarming Terms
    1.10.4 Gnuf reserves the right to report the Affiliate to the aforementioned federal or local authorities should Gnuf, at its absolute discretion, determine that it is obliged, by law, to do so. "

    These are the changes that we are waiting on to make this program good to promote. I have just emailed them again asking to have these removed or changed.
     
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    It's been pretty long for Gnuf to change their terms.. If there is no gnew :) news on this, then we will be locking them as predatory within a weeks time.
     
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    Gnuf.biz Terms and Conditions ARE predatory - please do not affiliate with this program unless you agree to the following term:

     

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