Terms & Conditions

1. The online service MOTD Fantasy Footy (the 'Game') is offered by MOTD Magazine ('the Promoter') whose trading address is Match of the Day Magazine, Vineyard House, 44 Brook Green, Hammersmith, W6 7BT and run by Chroma ('the Company') whose trading office address is at Unit 7, Hove Business Centre, Fonthill Road, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 6HA, UK.

2. If you enter (your 'Team') into the game through the site located at ('the Site') you agree to these Terms of Use. If you do not agree with any of these Terms of Use, please do not use the Site, because by using the Site you will be deemed to have irrevocably agreed to these Terms of Use.

3. Please note that these Terms of Use may be revised and reissued without notice at any time by updating this posting and you agree that no liability shall attach to the Company and that you have no right to claim any compensation as a result thereof. You should visit this page regularly to review the current Terms of Use, since your continued use of the Site will be deemed as irrevocable acceptance of any revisions. Any such revisions may include extending the Terms of Use to include other terms and conditions applicable to other products or services offered by the Company and/or the Promoter from time to time. These Terms of Use were last updated on 18th May 2015.

4. We will assume (and by using the Site you warrant) that you have legal capacity to enter into the agreement set out in these Terms of Use (i.e., that you are of sufficient age and mental capacity and are otherwise entitled to be legally bound in contract).

5. Playing a fantasy football game through the web site located at ('the Game').

5.1 To create a Team you will need to buy: 11 players and a stadium from a starting budget of £120 million

Please note - only the 11 players and stadium which you select for your final team will score relevant fantasy points. You may only select 3 football players from any one football club. However, to be eligible to win prizes you will need to reconcile the number of players to be a maximum of 3 football players in your team. In short: Your responsibility as the team manager is to ensure you only have a maximum of 3 football players per football club. Football players that are transferred/ loaned to a club outside the league will go to 'club unknown' and you will have to use a transfer to put a new player into your team.

5.2 All users can play the Game for FREE. You may only register 5 teams per entrant. Anybody believed to have entered more than 1 team will be disqualified and will not be eligible to win prizes (if offered). The Promoter may use their discretion to identify registrants who have entered more than 5 teams under different names, email addresses and/or identities. The Promoter's decision is final and neither the Company nor Promoter will enter into any discussion about teams that are disqualified.

5.3 By entering your team you agree to adhere to and be bound by these Terms of Use.

5.4 The Company and Promoter reserve the right to refuse to accept any entry which, in their opinion, does not comply with the rules and regulations of the competition or which contravenes the spirit of the Game. The Company and Promoter have an absolute discretion to disqualify any entry, or vary, amend or waive the rules of the competition or terminate the Game at any time and participants agree that no liability shall attach to the Promoter or the Company as a result thereof and that the exercise of such discretion shall not result in any compensation being payable or paid to any participant. It is a condition of entry that all rules are accepted as final and that the competitor agrees to abide by these rules.

5.5 The Company respects the intellectual property rights of others and asks users of the Site to do the same. The Site and all materials, characters, logos or other images, and in particular the rules and point structure incorporated by the Company, on the Site are protected by copyrights or other intellectual property rights. No information may be reproduced in any format without prior written consent from the Company.

5.6 For the purposes of the Game and your use of the Site our computer record of your entry will be considered to be your entry. We have the right to reject what, in our sole discretion, we consider to be incomplete, inaccurate or corrupted entries. The decision of the Company as to whether an entry is incomplete, inaccurate or corrupted is final.

5.7 The Company is committed to ensuring, as far as reasonably practicable to do so, that its Site and the Game do not cause offence to anyone using the Site. We therefore request that you do not enter a name for your team that may be considered by others to be inappropriate or offensive. A non-exhaustive list of names that may be considered to be inappropriate or offensive are names that are obscene, pornographic, racist, abusive or harassing. We reserve the right to refuse to accept, and may change, any team names which we feel, in our sole discretion, are inappropriate or offensive.

5.8 The players included on the player list and their positional classifications have been determined by the Promoter and Company. The Promoter or Company will not enter into any correspondence relating to details of the player list, nor will they accept the inclusion into a team of any player not on the published list. New players will be added to the player list if they are called up into their club's squad at the discretion of the Promoter and Company.

5.9 Points are scored as follows:

Goalkeepers Points Defenders Points
Goals Scored 7 Goals Scored 6
Goals Conceded -1 Goals Conceded -1
Clean Sheet 3 Clean Sheet 2
Assists 6 Assists 5
Penalty Save 3 Penalty Miss -3
Penalty Miss -3 Hat Trick 9

Midfielders Points Strikers Points
Goals Scored 5 Goals Scored 4
Clean Sheets 1 Assists 3
Assists 3 Penalty Miss -3
Penalty Miss -3 Hat Trick 5
Hat Trick 7

Additional: All Players Points Captain Points
Played over 70 mins 2 The captain named in your team at 12.00pm each Saturday will score DOUBLE points for any matches played within the next 7 days.
Played 69 mins and under 1
Yellow Card -2
Red Card -5

Players will only score and lose points for when they are on the pitch. For example, if a goalkeeper is on the pitch for 50 mins and concedes no goals, but is substituted and his team concedes 2 goals in the final 40 minutes, he will not lose points. Points will be given to players based on 90 minutes in the game plus injury time.

5.10 Assists - An assist will be allocated to any player who makes the last clean pass/header before a goal is scored by a team-mate. Assists will not be awarded if there is any measure of interference from an opposing player. Assists will not be awarded in the event of a parry or rebound.

Please note: Following consideration by the Assists Panel, points for assists may be added/removed up to 48 hours after the initial match points have been processed. The decision of the Assists Panel is final and no discussion will be entered into regarding the allocation of points for assists.

5.11 Results Checking - All results are checked and verified up to 48 hours after the match ending. This means that although points will be allocated to your team within a few hours of a match finishing we may change/correct points up to 72 hours afterwards.

5.12 The Company will use the latest scores reported by the key news agencies to use as the basis of the fantasy scoring criteria. Reversed decisions will not be counted, (therefore if a red/yellow card decision is reversed/altered after the initial reporting on the game, the original score will remain). Points will only be corrected if the initial reporting was incorrect.

5.13 Your team will be allocated transfers to use during the season. Exact number of transfers and dates for transfer allocations may be found in the game rules. Unused transfers may not be carried over to the following period.

5.14 All teams will score points from the matches played after the teams are selected and received by the transfer deadline stated in the game rules. Time of transfers will be recorded as per the server clock (displayed in footer section of the Site). Player points scored from matches played earlier will not be added. Teams will not score points until they have been submitted.

5.15 The Game is not open to employees of the Promoter or associated companies, their relatives, agents or agents' relatives.

5.16 The overall winner of the Game will be the manager whose team has accumulated the most points throughout the entire competition. Manager of the Period prizes will be allocated as detailed on the Prizes page. You can only win one Manger of the Period prize throughout the competition. In the case that a Manager wins more than one Period, the prize will defer to the next eligible entrant.

5.17 Winner(s) will be notified by e-mail within 28 days of winning. If you are a winner, you may have to complete additional legal documents and return them to the Promoter within 28 working days of receipt of your notification. Non-compliance or notification returned as "undeliverable as addressed" will result in your disqualification as a winner. Prizes (if offered) will not be re-offered or deferred.

5.18 In case of a tie, the manager who registered first will be deemed the winner.

5.19 Prizes are only available to residents of the countries that the game is promoted in. The Promoter may remove or disqualify any teams that are managed by residents outside of the promotion territory. Proof of identification and/or residence may be required. Allocation and fulfilment of all prizes is at the discretion of the Promoter, and no discussion will be entered into regarding prizes.

5.20 The receipt, by you if you are a winner, of any prize is conditional upon compliance by you with any and all laws, rules and regulations including, without limitation, these Terms of Use. It is the responsibility of each individual participating in the Game to ensure that their participation in the Game does not contravene the laws and regulations of the country in which the participant resides. The Promoter and Company are not responsible if any participant contravenes local laws and regulations by participating in the Game. Prizes must not be sold on and are intended for the sole use of the winning entrant (unless otherwise stated within the prize details).

5.21 All prizes are fulfilled by the Promoter and are not the responsibility of the Company. Non-fulfilment of prizes (if offered) must be taken up with the Promoters, and while the Company will endeavour to ensure that all prizes are fulfilled within 3 months of the Game completion, the Company cannot be held responsible for non-fulfilment of prizes. Winners agree that neither the Company, the Promoter, its sponsors nor their employees shall have any liability in connection with the acceptance or use of any of the prizes.

5.22 Cash alternatives are not available instead of the specific prizes for winners. The Promoters and Company reserve the right to substitute any prizes with replacements of similar value, in the event the described prizes, or any portions thereof, are unavailable for any reason whatsoever.

5.23 By registering to play the Game you are accepting to receive email updates. The Company reserves the right to validate email addresses at any time and the right to remove or suspend from the Game any Teams found to have an invalid email address. If at any time you wish to unsubscribe from these update emails, please click the unsubscribe button at the bottom of the email or request to be unsubscribed via the "contact us" page. Please allow 72 hours for unsubscribe to take effect.

5.24 The rules and point structure are the copyright of the Company. No information may be reproduced in any format without prior written consent from the Company.

5.25 The email address held by the Company should be kept valid at all times. The Company provides a facility to allow users to update their email address at any time. Update emails about the Game will be sent to this email address.

5.26 The reporting and payment of any tax liabilities incurred by the participant as a result of this Game are the sole responsibility of the participant.

6. Only the registered user may make transfers (or changes) to his or her team. Anyone found to be managing a team that does not belong to them, on behalf of another game player or without their knowledge, will be removed and not eligible to win prizes.

6.1 A user may only 'Chair' (create) 3 mini-leagues and can participate in up to 10 mini-leagues in total. Therefore one user can only belong to 10 mini-leagues. Any attempt to become a part of more than 10 mini-leagues will result in removal from the game.

6.2 Any users that the company feels are not conducting themselves within the game with 'Good Sporting Conduct' will be removed from the game. The Promoters decision is final and neither the Company nor Promoter will enter into any discussion about teams that are disqualified.

6.3 Duplicate mini-leagues entered into the League of Leagues will be removed without question. Duplicate mini-leagues constitute a mini-league with the exact same teams entered and as such will NOT be eligible to win prizes (if offered), as this is considered unsporting conduct. The Promoters decision is final and neither the Company nor Promoter will enter into any discussion about teams that are disqualified.

6.4 The content of any mini-league message walls is the sole responsibility of the league members/chairman of the league. Please do not offend with any posts made on these walls. Any posts reported by a fellow league member as being deemed as offensive will result in the offending league member being removed from the game. The decision of the company/promoter will be final in these instances and neither the company nor the promoter will enter into any discussions regarding the removal of users for this reason.

7. Please act responsibly when using the Site and comply with these Terms of Use and the Rules of the Game. It is a condition of entry that all rules and Terms of Use are accepted as final. The Promoter reserves the right to refuse to accept or disqualify any entry which, in its sole opinion, does not comply with the rules and regulations of the Game or which contravenes the essence of the Game.

7.1 Informative and explanatory information supplied by the Company relating to the Game forms part of the Terms of Use of the Game.

8. Our obligations and the limits on our liability

8.1 The Company agrees to use its reasonable endeavours to maintain the Site in a fully operating condition and error free. As the Company cannot guarantee that the Site will always be fully operational or error free it does not accept responsibility for any defects that may exist or for any costs or losses arising from your use of or inability to access the Site.

8.2 Whilst the Company takes reasonable precautions to ensure that any downloads it makes available will be virus free the Company does not warrant that any downloads will be virus free and will not cause interruptions with your computer systems.

8.3 The Company excludes, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable laws, and save in respect of death or personal injury arising from our negligence, all liability for any claims, losses, demands and damages arising directly or indirectly out of or in any way connected with the use of the Site or their unavailability. This exclusion shall apply in respect of, without limitation, any interruption of services, lost profits, loss of contracts or business opportunity, loss of data, or any other consequential, incidental, special, or punitive damages arising out of the Site, even if the Company has been advised of the possibility of such damages, whether arising in contract, tort, under statute or otherwise.

9. System Abuse If we find, or suspect, that you have: engaged in or attempted to engage in 'spamming' (the unsolicited emailing for business or other purposes), sent or attempted to send, created or attempted to create, or replied or attempted to reply to so-called 'mailbombs' (the sending of multiple or large electronic files or messages with malicious intent or the e-mailing of copies of a single message to many users), or hacked or attempted to hack into any systems or servers run by the Company or undertaken any other activity which may adversely affect either the operation of the Site or another person's enjoyment of the Site, we will immediately remove you from the system and your subscription will be cancelled. You will have no right to any refund in these circumstances and the Company reserves the right to report the matter to the relevant authorities.

10. Indemnity You agree to indemnity and keep indemnified the Company and its officers, directors, employees, agents, distributors and affiliates from and against any and all claims loss damage or liability (whether criminal or civil) suffered and fees and costs incurred, including reasonable legal fees, resulting from any act neglect or default or breach by you or any person who may be authorised by you or for whom you are responsible (for example as employer) of any of these Terms of Use and/or from your placement or transmission of any content onto the Company's servers, and/or from any and all use of your account.

11. Jurisdiction

11.1 The purpose of the Site is to provide entertainment and to promote the Promoter's other available services in the United Kingdom. The Site are controlled and operated by the Company from its offices within the United Kingdom.

11.2 These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law.

11.3 If any dispute or difference arises out of or in connection with these Terms of Use the parties shall with the assistance of the Centre for Dispute Resolution (CEDR) seek to resolve the dispute or difference amicably by using an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) procedure acceptable to both parties before pursuing any other remedies available to them.

11.4 If any dispute or difference is not settled by means of ADR you irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

11.5 If any provision of these Terms of Use shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable for this agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. This is the entire agreement between the parties relating to the matters contained herein.

12. The Company cannot accept any liability if matches on which the Game is based are abandoned, cancelled or postponed due to reasons outside our control. Where matches are rearranged, points will be allocated to teams as per the date when the match is actually played. Only players that are in your team at the time/date that fixture actually takes place will score fantasy points.

13. The Promoter reserves the right to close registration to the Game, or close access to the Game at any point without notification.

14. The use of the term MOTD Fantasy Football or any reference to MOTD Fantasy Football players or teams on the Site and within the Game is purely to describe the nature of the content and Game being provided in this Site. No official or commercial association with the MOTD Fantasy Football, or the corresponding organising committees, is implied or intended.

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