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Terms and conditions of use

  2. Welcome to www.papafootball.com (“Website”).

    1. These Terms of Service (“Terms”) form a legally binding agreement between Papafootball ltd, Pelican House, 86 High Street, Hythe, Kent, CT21 5AJ, (“Papafootball/ us / we”), the legal owner of the Website; and any person or persons  attempting to access, browse or use, and/or accessing, browsing or using the Website (“User / you”). 
    2. The Terms govern your access to the Website and the use of any of its services (the “Services”), and any information, text, graphics, media or other materials uploaded, downloaded or appearing on the Services (collectively referred to as “Content”).
    3. Your access to and use of the Services is conditional at all times on your acceptance of and ongoing compliance with these Terms and all applicable laws, rules and regulations which, by attempting to access, browse or use the Website and/or accessing, browsing or using the Website and the Services you accept, without limitation or qualification. Any other agreements between you and Papafootball are superseded with respect to the subject matter hereof. In addition, if there is any conflict between these Terms and any other material or statements on the Website, save where otherwise stated, these Terms and Conditions will prevail.
    4. Our Website Privacy Policy at www.papafootball.com/privacy is also incorporated into the Terms.
    5. We may revise these Terms from time to time, the most current version being available at www.papafootball.com/terms-and-conditions/. If we consider that any revision of the Terms is material to your use or access of the Website, we may at our sole discretion (and without any obligation), notify you via an @papafootball update or e-mail to the email address provided by you and associated with your account. By continuing to access or use the Services after those revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Terms.
    6. If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us at robert@papafootball.com .


    1. Papafootball maintains the Website for information, communication and personal entertainment purposes only.
    2. All rights, title, and interest in the Website and the Services (excluding the Content provided by Users) are and will remain the exclusive property of Papafootball and its licensors.
    3. Papafootball is the proprietor of all rights in the look, feel and design and operation of the Website including, without limitation the operation of the interlinked and interactive profiles on the Website (including, without limitation logos and marks associated with Papafootball save for any sponsor, advertiser or other logos or trademarks which appear on the Website from time to time for which Papafootball has been granted a licence).
    4. Nothing in the Terms gives you a right to use or copy the Papafootball name or any of the Papafootball trademarks, logos, domain names, and other distinctive brand features including, without limitation the interlinked and interactive profile system through which the Website operates.
    5. Any feedback, comments, or suggestions you may provide regarding the Website or the Services, is entirely voluntary and we will be free to use such feedback, comments or suggestions as we see fit and without any obligation to you.
    6. Papafootball assumes no responsibility and shall not be liable for, any damage or harm to, or viruses that may infect, your computer equipment or any other property whatsoever on account of your access to, use of, or browsing of the Website or Services or your downloading of any Content from the Website.
    7. Papafootball accepts no responsibility or liability for the deletion of, or the failure to store or to transmit, any Content and other communications maintained by the Services. We make no warranty that the Website and/or the Services will meet your requirements or be available on an uninterrupted, secure, or error-free basis.
    8. The Services that Papafootball provides on the Website are always evolving and the form and nature of the Services on the Website that Papafootball provides may change from time to time without prior notice to you. In addition, Papafootball may stop (permanently or temporarily) providing the Services (or any features within the Services) to you or to users generally without prior notice to you. Papafootball also retains the right to create limits on use and storage at our sole discretion at any time without prior notice to you.
    9. Your access to and use of the Website, Services and Content is at your own risk. You understand and agree that the Services are provided to you on an “as is” and “as available” basis. Without limiting the foregoing, Papafootball makes no warranty and disclaim all responsibility and liability for the completeness, accuracy, availability, timeliness, security or reliability of the Services or the Content.
    10. Papafootball assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the Content of the Website.


    1. Papafootball gives you a personal, worldwide, royalty-free, non-transferable and non-exclusive licence to use the software that is provided by Papafootball as part of the Services for the sole purpose of enabling you to access, browse and use the website and its Services as provided by Papafootball, in accordance with these Terms.


    1. All Content, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, is the sole responsibility of the person who originated such Content. We may not monitor or control the Content posted via the Services and, we cannot take responsibility for such Content. Any use or reliance on any Content or materials posted via the Services or obtained by you through the Services is at your own risk.
    2. The Content contained in the Website and the views and opinions expressed therein are not necessarily those of Papafootball and in any event are not to be relied upon.
    3. To the extent permitted by law, no representations, warranties or terms of any kind are made (or shall be implied by statute or otherwise) in respect of the Website or the Content, including without limitation, warranties of accuracy and adequacy for any particular purpose.
    4. Papafootball does not endorse, support, represent or guarantee the completeness, truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any Content or communications posted via the Services or endorse any opinions expressed via the Services.
    5. You understand that by using the Services, you may be exposed to Content that might be offensive, harmful, inaccurate or otherwise inappropriate, or in some cases, postings that have been mislabeled or are otherwise deceptive.


    1. Papafootball respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects users of the Services to do the same. Users may download Content for non-commercial, personal use, provided they also retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the Content or on the Website. Users may not, however, distribute, modify, transmit, reuse, report or use the Content for public or commercial purposes without Papafootball’s prior written permission.


    1. The Services may include advertisements, which may be targeted to the Content or information on the Services, queries made through the Services, or other information. The nature, types and extent of advertisements by Papafootball on the Services are subject to change.
    2. In consideration for Papafootball granting you access to and use of the Services, you agree that Papafootball and its third party providers and partners may place such advertising on the Services or in connection with the display of Content or information from the Services whether submitted by you or others.


    1. The Services may contain links to third-party websites or third-party software or resources that are not under the control of Papafootball. Links to such websites, software or resources do not imply any endorsement by Papafootball of such websites or resources or the content, products, or services available from such websites or resources and Papafootball has not reviewed any or all of the third-party websites.
    2. You acknowledge sole responsibility for and assume all risk arising from your use of any such websites or resources and agree that we are not responsible or liable for: (i) the availability or accuracy of such websites, software or resources; or (ii) the content, products, or services on or available from such websites, software or resources; or (iii) the privacy policies of such websites, software or resources.


    1. In order to set up a profile or team profile on the Website, and to post Content on the Website, you must set up an account on the Website.
    2. You are responsible for your use of the Services, for any Content you post to the Services or on your profile or team profile, and for any consequences thereof.
    3. Subject to your profile settings, the Content you submit, post, or display will be able to be viewed and accessed by other users of the Services and through third party services and websites and will be associated with your Papafootball account. You should only provide Content that you are comfortable sharing with others under these Terms.
    4. Subject to your profile settings, you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any Content that you post on the Website or in connection with the Services.
    5. This Content license ends when you delete your Content or your profile (at which point all Content associated with your profile will be deleted) unless your Content has been shared with other users and they have not deleted it.
    6. You are able to delete Content associated with your profile at any time. When you delete Content, it will no longer be available to others to view on the Website, however, you understand that removed Content may persist in Papafootball’s backup copies and database.
    7. Any personal data (including without limitation your name, address, telephone number or email address) transmitted to the Website by electronic means or otherwise, will be used by Papafootball in accordance with the Privacy Policy and your profile settings. Any other content, communication or material transmitted to the Website will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary and otherwise in accordance with these Terms.
    8. You understand that through your use of the Services you consent to the collection and use (as set forth in the Privacy Policy) of your personal data, including the transfer of this information to the United Kingdom, Denmark, Belgium and elsewhere in the European Union and/or other countries in the world for storage, processing and use by Papafootball.
    9. As part of providing you the Services, we may need to provide you with certain communications, such as service announcements and administrative messages. These communications are considered part of the Services and your Papafootball account, which you may not be able to opt-out from receiving.


    1. You are responsible for safeguarding the password that you use to access the Services and for any activities or actions under your password.
    2. We encourage you to use “strong” passwords (passwords that use a combination of upper and lower case letters, numbers and symbols) with your account.
    3. Papafootball cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with the above requirements.


    1. By submitting, posting or displaying Content on your profile or team profile or through the Services, you grant us a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free licence (with the right to sublicence) to use, copy, reproduce, process, adapt, modify, publish, transmit, display and distribute such Content in any and all media or distribution methods (now known or later developed).
    2. You agree that this licence includes the right for Papafootball to make such Content available to other companies, organisations or individuals who partner with Papafootball for the syndication, broadcast, distribution or publication of such Content on other media and services, subject to our terms and conditions for such Content use. Such additional use by Papafootball may be made with no compensation paid to you with respect to the Content that you submit, post, transmit or otherwise make available through the Services.
    3. We may modify or adapt your Content in order to transmit, display or distribute it over computer networks and in various media and/or make changes to your Content as are necessary to conform and adapt that Content to any requirements or limitations of any networks, devices, services or media.
    4. You are responsible for your use of the Services, and you represent and warrant that you have all the rights, power and authority necessary to grant the rights granted herein to any Content that you submit, and any material you submit to the Website is your own original work. You agree to waive all moral rights in any Content you submit to the Website.
    5. You warrant to us that any Content you submit to the Website will not breach any third party intellectual property rights (including, without limitation, trademarks or copyright). In addition, you warrant to us that any Content you submit to the Website is not obscene, threatening, menacing, offensive, defamatory, abusive, likely to cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety, in breach of confidence, in breach of any intellectual property right (including, without limitation, copyright or trade mark right) or otherwise in breach of or violation of any applicable law, regulation or code.
    6. The publication of any Content you submit to the Website will be at Papafootball’s sole discretion and Papafootball reserves the right to edit or otherwise amend such material prior to publication and remove any such material from the Website in its sole discretion.
    7. You agree that Papafootball may (at its discretion) disclose your identity to any third party who claims that any material submitted by you to the Website is defamatory, in breach of confidence, in breach of any intellectual property right or otherwise is in breach of or violates any applicable law or regulation or code.
    8. You agree that any breach of the warranties set out in these Terms may cause Papafootball damage or loss and you agree to indemnify and keep indemnified Papafootball on demand against any third party liabilities, claims, costs, loss or damage Papafootball incurs as a result of publishing material and Content you submit to Papafootball (whether for breach of third party intellectual property rights or otherwise).


    1. We reserve the right at all times (but will not have an obligation) to remove or refuse to distribute any Content on the Services and to terminate users and/or reclaim usernames.
    2. You may not in any way use the Services or the Website or post Content for your own commercial gain, for advertising, marketing or promotional purposes without Papafootball’s express prior written agreement. If we consent, you take full responsibility for such commercial messaging, advertising, marketing or promotion and you will abide by these Terms, our [Advertising Terms and Conditions] and all applicable laws.
    3. We also reserve the right to access, read, preserve, and disclose any information as we reasonably believe is necessary to (i) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, (ii) enforce the Terms, including investigation of potential breaches hereof, (iii) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, (iv) respond to user support requests, or (v) protect the rights, property or safety of Papafootball, its users and the public.
    4. You may not do any of the following while accessing or using the Services: (i) access, tamper with, modify or use non-public areas of the Services, Papafootball’s computer systems, or the technical delivery systems of Papafootball’s or of its third party service providers; (ii) probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of any system or network or breach or circumvent any security or authentication measures; (iii) access or search or attempt to access or search the Services by any means (automated or otherwise) other than through our currently available, published interfaces that are provided by Papafootball (and only pursuant to those terms and conditions), unless you have been expressly permitted to do so in writing by Papafootball (NOTE: scraping the Services without the prior consent of Papafootball is expressly prohibited); (iv) forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email or posting, or in any way use the Services to send altered, deceptive or false source-identifying information; or (v) interfere with, or disrupt, (or attempt to do so), the access of any user, host or network, including, without limitation, sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming, mail-bombing the Services, or by scripting the creation of Content in such a manner as to interfere with or create an undue burden on the Services.
    5. You agree at all times to use the Website and the Services, and access the Content thereon, in good faith.


    1. We will endeavour to respond to notices of alleged intellectual property infringement that comply with applicable law and are properly provided to us. If you believe that your Content has been copied in a way that constitutes intellectual property infringement, please provide us with the following information: (i) a physical or electronic signature of the intellectual property owner or a person authorized to act on their behalf; (ii) identification of the intellectual property work claimed to have been infringed; (iii) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material; (iv) your contact information, including your address, telephone number, and an email address; (v) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the intellectual property owner, its agent, or the law; and (vi) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and, under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the intellectual property owner.
    2. We reserve the right to remove Content alleged to be infringing without prior notice and at our sole discretion. In appropriate circumstances, Papafootball will also terminate a User’s account if the User is deemed by us to be a repeat infringer. Our designated intellectual property agent for notice of alleged intellectual property infringement appearing on the Services is: robert@papafootball.com.


    1. Papafootball strives to create a global football community with consistent standards for everyone, but also strives to respect local laws and regulations. Some of the provisions contained in these Terms may not apply to users outside of the European Union. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, so the limitations contained in these terms may not apply to you depending on the jurisdiction in which you attempt to access, use or browse the Website and/or Services.
    2. You may not make any amendment to these Terms without our prior express written agreement.
    3. You may not assign, transfer or otherwise dispose of or purport to do any of the foregoing without our prior written consent. Papafootball may assign or novate these Terms to anyone without any notice to you, to the fullest extent permitted by law.
    4. The failure of Papafootball to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be deemed a waiver of such right or provision. In the event that any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in full force and effect.
    5. These Terms and any action related thereto will be governed by the law of England and Wales. All claims, legal proceedings or litigation arising in connection with the Services will be brought solely in England and Wales, and you consent to the jurisdiction of and venue in such courts and waive any objection as to inconvenient forum.


    1. Papafootball respects the privacy of every user who visits the Website. This Privacy Policy describes Papafootball's policies and procedures on the collection, use and disclosure of your information. This privacy policy applies to all personal data as defined in the Data Protection Act 1998 and the EU Data Protection Directive 95/46 EC (as amended) and all data relating to companies and other businesses which is data not constituting personal data under the Data Protection Act 1998 and the EU Data Protection Directive 95/46 EC.
    2. Papafootball may receive user data through the Website or its other websites, SMS, APIs, services and third-parties ("Services"). When using any of our Services you consent to the collection, transfer, manipulation, storage, disclosure and other uses of your data as described in this Privacy Policy. Your data may be used by Papafootball in the United Kingdom or any other country where Papafootball operates and/or processes data (being at present United Kingdom, Denmark and Belgium) irrespective of which country that you reside in or create information from. The Website is accessible via the Internet and so may potentially be accessed by anyone around the world. Other uses may access the Website from outside the European Economic Area. This means that Content you submit could be accessed from anywhere around the world and therefore a transfer of your data outside of the European Economic Area may be deemed to have occurred. You consent to such transfer of your data for and by way of this purpose.
    3. Papafootball takes privacy very seriously, and Papafootball is committed to processing user data in accordance with this Privacy Policy, and, where it is personal data, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the EU Data Protection Directive 95/46 EC (as amended).
    4. If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at robert@papafootball.com.


    1. Information Collected Upon Registration: Papafootball will not collect any personally identifiable information about you through its Services unless you provide it voluntarily. When you create or reconfigure a Papafootball account, you provide some personal information, such as your name, username, password, email address, telephone number and football playing characteristics and interests. Some of this information, for example, your name and username, may be listed publicly on our Services (subject to your profile settings), including on your profile page, football team profile page and in search results.
    2. Additional Information: You may provide us with additional information to make public, such as a short biography, your location, or a picture. Some of this information may also be listed publicly on our Services (subject to your profile settings), including on your profile page, football team profile page and in search results. We may also ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.
    3. Marketing messages: We may use your contact information to send you information about our Services or to send you targeted advertisements. You may unsubscribe from these messages by following the instructions contained within the messages or the instructions on our web site. If you email us, we may keep your message, email address and contact information to respond to your request.
    4. Publishing, Following, Lists and other Public Information: Our Services are primarily designed for social networking and sporting purposes. Most of the information you provide to us is information you are asking us to make public. This includes not only the content you publish and the metadata provided, but also the information on your profile or football team profile, the content you comment on and other bits of information. Any such communication or material you submit to the Website is, and will be treated, as non-confidential and non-proprietary.
    5. Personal Information: If you are a registered user of our Services, we provide you with tools to access or modify the personal information and/or some non-personal information you have provided to us and associated with your account through the profile settings page.
    6. Log Data: In some cases, our servers may automatically collect and record information created by your use of the Services that is not personally identifiable ("Log Data"). Log Data may include information such as your IP address, browser type, the referring domain, pages visited, and search terms. Other actions, such as interactions with advertisements, may also be included in Log Data.
    7. Cookies: Like many websites, we use "cookie" technology to collect additional website usage data and to improve our Services, but we do not require cookies for many parts of our Services such as searching and looking at public user profiles or football team profiles. A cookie is a small data file that is transferred to your computer's hard disk. Papafootball may use both session cookies and persistent cookies to better understand how you interact with our Services, to monitor aggregate usage by our users and web traffic routing on our Services, and to improve our Services. Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies. You can instruct your browser, by editing its options, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit.
    8. Third Party Services: Papafootball uses Google Maps, YouTube and other third party service providers as part of its Services. These third party services may collect the information sent by your browser, including cookies and your IP address. The use of such information by these third parties is governed by their privacy policies.


    1. Your Consent: We may share or disclose your information where we have your consent to share the information.
    2. Service Providers: We engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to us. We may share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these functions and provide such services, and only pursuant to obligations mirroring the protections of this privacy policy.
    3. Other third parties and advertisers: We may also use your data, or permit selected third parties to use your data, to provide you with information about goods and services which may be of interest to you and we or they may contact you about these. We may provide advertisers with aggregate information about our users (for example, we may inform them that a certain number of men aged between 25 and 30 have clicked on their advertisement on any given day). We may also use such aggregate information to help advertisers reach the kind of audience they want to target. We may make use of the personal data we have collected from you to enable us to comply with our advertisers' wishes by displaying their advertisement to that target audience.
    4. Mandatory Law: We may disclose your information if we believe that it is reasonably necessary to comply with any law, regulation or legal request; to protect the safety of any person; to address fraud, security or technical issues; or to protect Papafootball's rights or property.
    5. Business Transfers: In the event that Papafootball is involved in a bankruptcy, merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets, your information may be sold or transferred as part of that transaction. The promises in this privacy policy will apply to your information as transferred to the new entity.
    6. Storing of data: The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will use reasonable endeavours to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.


    1. You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing at any time by contacting us at robert@papafootball.com.
    2. Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates or otherwise. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.


    1. Our Services are not directed to people:
      1. Under 18 years of age, unless the child has obtained the prior consent of their parent/guardian beforehand. Where applicable, Papafootball will take reasonable steps to ensure verifiable parental consent to such submission;
      2. Under 13 years of age, unless the child has obtained the prior express verifiable consent of their parent/guardian beforehand by either (i) Papafootball receiving a signed form from the parent via post or fax; (ii) Papafootball obtaining an email from the parent or (iii) Papafootball taking a telephone call from the parent. Where applicable, Papafootball will take reasonable steps to ensure verifiable parental consent to such submission.
    2. If you become aware that your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, please contact us at robert@papafootball.com
    3. If we become aware that a child under 18 has provided us with personal information without parental consent, we take steps to remove such information and terminate the child's account.
    4. Parents should be aware that Papafootball’s Privacy Policy will govern its use of personal data, but information which is voluntarily given by children by submitting content to the Website may be used by other parties to generate unsolicited mail. Papafootball encourages all parents to monitor their children’s use of the internet and instruct their children in the safe and responsible use of their personal data when using the internet.


  7. You shall indemnify and defend, and keep indemnified, Papafootball, its agents, affiliates, directors, officers and employees from and against any claims, losses, liabilities, expenses, damages and settlement amounts (including legal fees and costs) incurred arising out of (i) your breach of this Agreement; or (ii) a claim from any third party in respect or in connection with any of your Content.


    1. We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time. The most current version of the policy will govern our use of your information and is be at www.papafootball.com/privacy.
    2. If we make a change to this policy that, in our sole discretion, is material, we will notify you via an @papafootball update or e-mail to the email associated with your account.
    3. By continuing to access or use the Services after those changes become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Privacy Policy.