The Terms apply to all content, functions, and other services (hereinafter collectively “services”) that thefootballstage.com makes available to you on the website. The Terms apply to all users of the Services, including users who are also contributors of Content, on the Service. “Content” includes the text, software, scripts, graphics, photos, sounds, music, videos, audio visual combinations, interactive features and other materials you may view on, access through or contribute to the Service.
Your legal agreement with thefootballstage.com is made up of (A) the terms and conditions set out in this document and thefootballstage.com The Terms form a legally binding agreement between you and thefootballstage.com in relation to your use of the Service.
thefootballstage.com reserves the right to amend these Terms for the future and/or to supplement them. thefootballstage.com will give you due notice of such amendments. Such amendments will be considered approved by you if you do not object to the amendments or cancel the contract within one month of receiving notification of the amendment. In the event of an objection, you may no longer make use of thefootballstage.com services.
Accepting the Terms
In order to use the Service, you must firstly agree to the Terms. You may not use the Service if you do not accept the Terms.
You can accept the Terms by simply using the Service. You understand and agree that thefootballstage.com will treat your use of the Service as acceptance of the Terms from that point onwards.
You may not use the Service and may not accept the Terms if you are not of legal age to form a binding contract with thefootballstage.com, or you are a person who is either barred or otherwise legally prohibited from receiving or using the Service under the laws of the country in which you are resident or from which you access or use the Service.
You may use the website without registering and view all services that are enabled for non-registered use. If you wish to place any content on the website yourself, however, you must register with thefootballstage.com in advance by opening either a player or club account. Registration is free. With your registration, you enter into a contract with thefootballstage.com for use of the website and accept the Terms and Conditions.
You agree that you will be solely responsible (to The Football Stage, and to others) for all activity that occurs under your The Football Stage account.
When registering as a either a player or a club, you must provide accurate and complete information. All fields marked with an asterix (*) are mandatory. You must have a valid e-mail address to complete the registration. When registering, you must choose a display name and a password. It is important that you must keep your The Football Stage account password secure and confidential.
When choosing a display name, this must not consist of an e-mail or Internet address; infringe the rights of third parties, particularly the rights of third parties to names or marks; infringe common decency or be vulgar, racist, or offensive in any other way.
You are responsible and liable for all activities that are engaged in with the use of your display name. You must therefore keep your password secret and carefully safeguard access to your user account. You must notify The Football Stage immediately of any breach of security or unauthorised use of your account that you become aware of.
The Football Stage will take appropriate action and provide you with an option of creating a new account if you want to continue using The Football Stage’s services.
General restrictions on use.
The Football Stage hereby grants you permission to access and use the Service, subject to the following express conditions, and you agree that your failure to adhere to any of these conditions shall constitute a breach of these Terms on your part:
You agree not to alter or modify any part of the Website or any of the Service
you agree not to access Content through any technology or means other than the video playback pages of the Website itself
you agree not to (or attempt to) circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with any security related features of the Service or features that (i) prevent or restrict use or copying of Content or (ii) enforce limitations on use of the Service or the content accessible via the Service
you agree not to use or launch any automated system (including, without limitation, any robot, spider or offline reader) that accesses the Services in a manner that sends more request messages to The Football Stage servers in a given period of time than a human can reasonably produce in the same period by using a publicly available, standard (i.e. not modified) web browser;
you agree not to collect or harvest any personal data of any user of the Website or any Services (and agree that this shall be deemed to include The Football Stage account names)
you agree not to use the Website or the Services (including the comments and messaging features in the Website) for the solicitation of business in the course of trade, to sign contracted players or in connection with a commercial enterprise
You are not entitled to transfer your member account to a third party.
Every user may only register on The Football Stage once. Duplicate accounts are not allowed. Registering more than one account on The Football Stage at the same time goes against the terms and conditions.
If there is an obvious reason to believe that two or more accounts are connected and considered duplicates, The Football Stage may, without further notice, temporarily and permanently block all of the connected user accounts. In deciding whether this is the right approach, The Football Stage.com will consider your legitimate interests.
The Football Stage reserves the right, to verify the identity of it’s registered users at any given time, for any reasons (e.g. to prevent third-party access to the account) by requesting a valid copy of a photo ID or proof of address via email.
You shall not copy, reproduce, distribute, transmit, broadcast, display, sell, license, or otherwise exploit any content for any other purposes without the prior written consent of The Football Stage or the respective licensors of the Content
You agree that you will comply with all of the other provisions of the Terms of The Football Stage at all times during your use of the Service.
You agree that you are solely responsible for (and that The Football Stage has no responsibility to you or to any third party for) any breach of your obligations under the Terms and for the consequences (including any loss or damage which The Football Stage may suffer) of any such breach.
The Football Stage reserves the right to discontinue individual services or parts of individual services at any time without advance notice. The Football Stage reserves the right to make changes to the Terms from time to time, for example to address changes to the law or regulatory changes or changes to functionality offered through the Service. Therefore you must look at the Terms regularly to check for such changes. If you do not agree to the Modified Terms you must stop using the Service. Your continued use of the Service after the date the Modified Terms are posted will constitute your acceptance of the Modified Terms.
The Football Stage may at any time without informing remove, modify or correct any errors or omissions anywhere on the Site, implement other changes to the Site, materials and the products, programs, services or prices described on the Site, and to withdraw or discontinue access to all or various features of the Site.
You are responsible for all content such as, for example, texts, data, photos, or videos (hereinafter “content”) that you transmit to thefootballstage.com. You understand and agree that you are solely responsible for your own Content and the consequences of posting or publishing it. This content is not inspected by thefootballstage.com before it is placed on the website and does not represent the opinion of thefootballstage.com. Thefootballstage.com expressly dissociates itself from this content. Content in this sense refers not to thefootballstage.com’s own content, but to third-party content of users of thefootballstage.com
You agree that you will not post or upload any Content which contains material which it is unlawful for you to possess in the country in which you are resident, or which it would be unlawful for The Football Stage to use or possess in connection with the provision of the Service
You retain all of your ownership rights in your Content, but you are required to grant limited licence rights to The Football Stage and other users of the Service
You agree that Content you submit to the Service will not contain any third party copyright material, or material that is subject to other third party proprietary rights (including rights of privacy or rights of publicity), unless you have a formal licence or permission from the rightful owner, or are otherwise legally entitled, to post the material in question and to grant The Football Stage the licence referred to in paragraph 8.1 below.
It is your responsibility to ensure that the transmitted content is lawful and true; that, above all, it does not violate the laws in force; and that it does not infringe the rights of third parties. In particular, you assume an obligation to thefootballstage.com.com to ensure that the transmitted content does not violate provisions of criminal law, copyright, competition law, youth protection law, trademark law or other industrial property rights, or the personality rights of third parties. In particular the content that you transmit must not contain any falsehoods about your personal details, data or third parties and must not otherwise infringe the rights, particularly personality rights, of third parties.
By transmitting content, you give your assurance that you hold the required rights of use for publication of this content on the Internet. Furthermore, you guarantee and warrant that the content you transmit is not subject to the rights of third parties.
In particular, you shall, before transmitting an image or video file, ensure that you have the rights to the use of the photo or file, including the right to make it publicly accessible over the Internet.
You are obligated to indemnify thefootballstage.com.com against all claims of third parties arising from infringement of their rights, particularly their copyrights, industrial property rights, and other proprietary rights, owing to the transmitted content. You are, furthermore, obligated to promptly notify thefootballstage.com if it subsequently becomes known to you that you do not have the required rights of use for publication of this content, or if it subsequently becomes known to you that this content is not lawful. Thefootballstage.com.com is entitled to disclose your personal data to third parties if, in the view of thefootballstage.com.com, there is reason to suspect that the content transmitted by you has infringed the rights of third parties and third parties charge thefootballstage.com with the infringement of these rights.
You further understand and acknowledge that in using the Service, you may be exposed to Content that is factually inaccurate, offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable to you. You agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against The Football Stage with respect to any such Content.
When you upload or post Content to The Football Stage, you grant to The Football Stage a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable licence (with right to sub-licence)#
By uploading or posting content, you grant thefootballstage.com the irrevocable and transferable right, for an indefinite period and without limitation as to place, to reproduce, distribute, publish, display, make publicly accessible, alter, translate, and store the content. This includes the right to edit or shape the content, to adapt it to the file formats required for use, or to alter and/or improve its display quality. This permission for use shall continue past the term of this Agreement; i.e., in the event that the Agreement is terminated, we will not be obliged to delete content that you have transmitted to thefootballstage.com. Your obligation to notify and to indemnify remains unaffected by this. Your obligation of notification and indemnification to thefootballstage.com shall cease, however, if you have notified thefootballstage.com that you do not (or no longer) have the rights of use required for publication of the content, or that the content is, in your view, not (or no longer) lawful, and thefootballstage.com does not thereupon remove the content from its website within a reasonable period. You are obligated to precisely describe (posting time and place, which forum, rumour mill, discussion group, etc.) to thefootballstage.com the content that, in your view, is so affected, for only in this way is thefootballstage.com assured of being able to remove the content from its webpage within a reasonable period.
With the exception of Content submitted to the Service by you, all other Content on the Service is either owned by or licensed to The Football Stage, and is subject to copyright, trade mark rights, and other intellectual property rights of The Football Stage. Any third party trade or service marks present on Content not uploaded or posted by you are trade or service marks of their respective owners. Such Content may not be downloaded, copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed, or otherwise exploited for any other purpose whatsoever without the prior written consent of The Football Stage. The Football Stage reserves all rights not expressly granted in and to their Content.
You acknowledge and agree that The Football Stage is not liable for any loss or damage which may be incurred by you as a result of the availability of those external sites or resources, or as a result of any reliance placed by you on the completeness, accuracy or existence of any advertising, products or other materials on, or available from, such web sites or resources
Deletion, Warning and Blocking
If there are concrete reasons to believe that, when transmitting content and/or using the services, you are in violation of statutory provisions, the rights of third parties, or these Terms, or if there is other good cause, thefootballstage.com may, without further notice or extension, delete all or some of the content that you have sent, limit your rights of use in forums or in other categories of use, give you a warning, or temporarily and permanently block your user account. In deciding whether to adopt such measures, thefootballstage.com shall consider your legitimate interests.
Liability of thefootballstage.com
Thefootballstage.com expressly dissociates itself from the contents of all pages linked to thefootballstage.com and assumes no responsibility and liability for such contents. The providers of the pages in question are themselves responsible for such contents.
The Football Stage is not liable for any indirect or consequential losses which may be incurred by you. This shall include; (i) any loss of profit (whether incurred directly or indirectly); (ii) any loss of goodwill or business reputation; (iii) any loss of opportunity; or (iv) any loss of data suffered by you; Thefootballstage.com cannot guarantee the constant availability and functional capability of the website and services, although it strives to make the websites as consistently available as possible. Thefootballstage.com assumes no liability for service failures, data losses, and transmission errors. Thefootballstage.com is also not liable for disruptions in the quality of access to its services. Thefootballstage.com is entitled to discontinue operation of the websites or individual services at any time and without advance notice. Thefootballstage.com is exempt from liability for loss or consequential loss in these cases as well.
The Football Stage is not liable for;the deletion of, corruption of, or failure to store, any Content and other communications data maintained or transmitted by or through your use of the Service;
your failure to provide The Football Stage with accurate account information; your failure to keep your password or The Football Stage account details secure and confidential
Thefootballstage.com is otherwise liable only for losses from wilful or grossly negligent conduct and for losses resulting from slightly negligent breaches of essential contractual duties. In the latter case, liability is limited to the typically predictable damage. These limitations of liability apply also to breaches of duties by thefootballstage.com’s legal representatives. The aforementioned limitations of liability shall not apply to the extent that life, body or health are affected by the breach of duty.
Any other liability is excluded.
Term of Contract / Termination
You are entitled to terminate at any time, with immediate effect, the Use Agreement without observing a period of notice and without stating a reason.
Both parties are entitled to terminate the Use Agreement based on good cause. Good cause for termination by thefootballstage.com will exist in particular if you, despite a warning, continue to violate essential provisions of these Terms.
Termination by you is effected by filling out and submitting an electronic form that thefootballstage.com provides for this purpose on its website. Thefootballstage.com will then promptly deactivate your user account. Termination by thefootballstage.com is effected by permanently blocking your user account.
Exclusion of Warranties
Nothing in the Terms shall affect any statutory rights that you are always entitled to as a consumer and that you cannot contractually agree to alter or waive.
The Service is provided “as is” and The Football Stage makes no warranty or representation to you with respect to them.
The Football Stage does not represent or warrant to you that:
A. your use of the Service will meet your requirements,
B. your use of the Service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or free from error,
C. any information obtained by you as a result of your use of the Service will be accurate or reliable, and
D. that defects in the operation or functionality of any software provided to you as part of the Service will be corrected.
No conditions, warranties or other terms (including any implied terms as to satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose or conformance with description) apply to the Service except to the extent that they are expressly set out in the Terms.
We respect others’ intellectual property rights and we ask that you do too. We will respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement if they comply with the law and are properly provided to us through our Copyright Policy.
Data protection, privacy and personal information
The security and protection of data is of special concern to thefootballstage.com. Thefootballstage.com agrees to comply with the statutory provisions for data protection.
Thefootballstage.com uses special encryption techniques to protect your personal data.
Thefootballstage.com collects, processes, and uses, in strict compliance with the data protection provisions in force, the personal data you enter solely to enable you to use the services of thefootballstage.com for which registration is required.