Terms Conditions


PLEASE CAREFULLY REVIEW THE FOLLOWING.

Access to soccertalk.us (the “Website”) and the other Services (defined below) is provided by Soccer Talk and its affiliated entities (collectively, “Soccer Talk”) subject to the terms and conditions of these Terms of Use (these “Terms”).

By using the Website or the other Services, you agree to these Terms. Soccer Talk may change these Terms from time to time and at any time, and without actual notice to you. All such changes to these Terms will appear on the Website, and by using the Website after the posting of any changes, you agree to accept those changes, whether or not you have reviewed them.

If at any time you choose not to accept these Terms, do not access the Website or otherwise use any Services. If Soccer Talk determines in its sole discretion that you have in any way breached these Terms, Soccer Talk reserves the right to block your access, terminate your account, if any, and otherwise refuse any and all current or future use of the Website or the other Services by you.

User Conduct
The Website and any message board, newsgroup, newsfeed, mailing list or other interactive service that may be available to you on or through the Website or otherwise from Soccer Talk (collectively, the “Services”) are provided to you solely for entertainment purposes.

By using the Services you agree to provide true and complete information about yourself as prompted by any registration form or questionnaire.

In your use of the Services, you may not:

(i)

sell or offer to sell any service or product unless otherwise permitted to do so in writing by Soccer Talk;

(ii)

infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity or other right of any party;

(iii)

disrupt or interfere with the security or use thereof;

(iv)

interfere with or damage the Services, including, without limitation, through the use of viruses, cancel bots, Trojan horses, harmful code, flood pings, denial of service attacks, packet or IP spoofing, forged routing or electronic mail address information or similar methods or technology;

(v)

attempt to use another user’s account, impersonate another person or entity, misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity, including Soccer Talk, or create or use a false identity;

(vi)

attempt to obtain unauthorized access to the Services;

(vii)

engage, directly or indirectly, in transmission of “spam,” chain letters, junk mail or any other type of unsolicited solicitation;

(viii)

collect, manually or through an automatic process, information about or belonging to other users without their express consent or other information;

(ix)

use any meta tags or any other “hidden text” utilizing Soccer Talk’s name, trademarks, or product names;

(x)

engage in any activity that interferes with any third party’s ability to use or enjoy the Services;

(xi)

use the Services for any purposes that may be illegal, harmful, dangerous, deceptive, degrading, insulting, abusive or otherwise inappropriate, as determined by Soccer Talk in its sole discretion; or

(xii)

assist any third party in engaging in any activity prohibited by these Terms.

(xiii)

 

 

You acknowledge that Soccer Talk is not responsible for material submitted to or posted on the Services. Soccer Talk has the right at its sole discretion to refuse or remove any content, in whole or part, that does not comply with these Terms or is otherwise undesirable, inappropriate or inaccurate. Soccer Talk is not responsible for any failure or delay in removing such content. You acknowledge and agree that Soccer Talk may preserve any and all content and user information and may also disclose such if required to do so by law or in the belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary. Soccer Talk assumes no responsibility for the deletion or failure to store postings, content or other information submitted by you or other users.

You acknowledge that you may not rely on any information, data, text, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages or other materials created by or submitted to Soccer Talk or otherwise via the Services. You further acknowledge and agree that the views expressed on the Services do not necessarily reflect the views of Soccer Talk, and Soccer Talk does not support or endorse content posted or submitted by you or any user.

Soccer Talk’s privacy policy is available here.

Minors
While Soccer Talk believes everyone, no matter what their age, all users must understand that this is a "soccer" forum, and if you are offended by strong language regarding players, teams or the sport; you might not want to continue your membership. We take no liability for anyones feelings being hurt.

User Provided Content and Communications
Any information or material submitted or sent to Soccer Talk, will be deemed not to be confidential or secret. By submitting or sending information or other material to Soccer Talk you represent and warrant that the information is original to you and that no other party has any rights to the information or material. All submitted content may be edited for any purpose.

By communicating with Soccer Talk, including by means of submitting or sending content or other information (including the Website), you grant Soccer Talk a royalty-free, unrestricted, world-wide, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive and fully sub-licensable right and license to use and exploit such content, information or material, in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed. For clarity, and without derogating from the generality of the previous sentence, by posting content, including but not limited to written text, images, audio files, and moving pictures, to soccertalk.us (including the Website) you agree to the publication of that content or excerpts thereof on the Website and in any other media, including but not limited to websites, books, brochures, dvds, and films that are produced by Soccer Talk or any of its affiliates and subsidiaries. No compensation for such reproduction of content is owed unless specifically agreed to by Soccer Talk upon in writing. All submitted content may be edited for any purpose.

By submitting any content to Soccer Talk you warrant that you have permission from all persons appearing in your media for you to make this contribution and grant rights described herein. Never post a picture or video of or with someone else unless you have their explicit permission.

It is strictly prohibited to submit media of any kind that contain expressions of hate, abuse, offensive images or conduct, obscenity, pornography, sexually explicit or any material that could give rise to any civil or criminal liability under applicable law or regulations or that otherwise may be in conflict with these Terms or any of Soccer Talk’s other policies posted on the Website.

If you submit any business information, idea, concept or invention to Soccer Talk by email, you automatically grant-or warrant that the owner of such content or intellectual property has expressly granted Soccer Talk a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, world-wide, sublicensable, nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, create derivative works from, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, and display the communication or content in any media or medium, or any form, format, or forum now known or hereafter developed. If you wish to keep any business information, ideas, concepts or inventions private or proprietary, do not submit them.

Links
You may be able to link to third parties’ websites (“Links”) from the Services. Soccer Talk is not responsible for the content, availability, advertising, products or other materials of any Links, or any additional links contained therein. These Links do not imply any endorsement or association. In no event shall Soccer Talk be liable, directly or indirectly, to anyone for any loss or damage arising from or occasioned by the creation or use of the Links or the information or material accessed through such Links. Soccer Talk reserves the exclusive right, at its sole discretion, to add, change, decline or remove, without notice, any Links. All title and intellectual property rights in and to the content of the Links is the property of the respective content owner and may be protected by applicable intellectual property laws.

THE LINKS MAY CONTAIN SEXUALLY EXPLICIT OR OTHERWISE OFFENSIVE MATERIAL. IF YOU ENTER THESE LINKS, YOU ASSERT THAT YOU ARE OF LEGAL ADULT AGE IN YOUR JURISDICTION TO VIEW SUCH MATERIALS AND THAT THE VIEWING, READING, AND/OR DOWNLOADING OF CONTENT FROM THESE LINKS DOES NOT VIOLATE THE STANDARDS OF THE COMMUNITY TO WHICH YOU BELONG AND/OR FROM WHICH YOU ACCESS THESE LINKS.

Any type of link to the Website or the other Services is subject to Soccer Talk’s prior consent.

Promotions
From time to time, Soccer Talk may offer contests, promotions or games (collectively, “Games”) as part of the Services, which Games may require the completion of registration forms. Upon submission, all registrations become the exclusive property of Soccer Talk. Participation in any such Game shall be subject to the rules published by Soccer Talk with regard thereto, and you agree to release Soccer Talk and its affiliates, agents, advertisers, sponsors or promotional partners, from all liability arising from participation in any Game located on soccertalk.us. Some Games may offer prizes to participants; all such prizes are subject to the rules of such Game. Soccer Talk reserves the right to cancel, terminate or alter any Game or the rules thereof at any time without prior notification.

Commercial Transactions
Certain products may be offered for sale on or via the Website. In the event you wish to purchase any of these products, you will be asked by the Website or an authorized third party to supply certain information, including without limitation, your full name, address, telephone number and credit card information. You agree to provide the Website or such third party with the foregoing information as well as any other mandatory information that is accurate, complete and current, and to comply with the terms and conditions of any agreement that you may enter into governing your purchase of the product. You shall be responsible for all charges incurred through your account as well as for paying any applicable taxes.

All purchases of products on or via the Services must be made by adults 18 years of age or older.

Intellectual Property Rights
“Soccer Talk,” “soccertalk.us”, and all logos, page headers, custom graphics and icons on the Services are trademarks and/or service marks owned by Soccer Talk. All other trademarks, product names, and company names and logos appearing on the Services are the property of their respective owners.

The Services contain information, data, software, photographs, graphics, videos, text, images, typefaces, sounds, and other material (collectively “Content”) that are protected by copyrights, trademarks, or other proprietary rights, and these rights are valid and protected in all forms, media and technologies existing now or developed in the future. All Content is copyrighted as a collective work under the United States copyright laws, and Soccer Talk owns a copyright in the selection, coordination, arrangement, and enhancement of such Content.

You may not modify, remove, delete, augment, add to, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, create derivative works from, or in any way exploit any of the Content, in whole or in part. All rights to such Content are reserved to their respective copyright owners. Permission is granted to electronically copy and to print in hard copy portions of the Website and/or the other Services solely for non-commercial, personal purposes. Except as provided in the preceding sentence or as permitted by the fair use privilege under the United States copyright laws, you may not upload, post, reproduce, or distribute in any way Content protected by copyright, or other proprietary right, without obtaining permission of the owner of the copyright or other proprietary right. Any other use of the Content, including reproduction for purposes other than as noted above, modification, distribution, replication, commercial or other use, without our prior written permission, is strictly prohibited. If you violate any of these terms, your permission to use the Content will automatically terminate and you must immediately destroy any copies you have of any portion of the Content.

Copyright Notice and Takedown Procedures
If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe that any content on the Services infringes upon your copyrights, you may submit a notification to our Copyright Agent with the following information in writing:

  • A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
  • Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
  • 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 Soccer Talk to locate the material (e.g., by providing a URL);
  • Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail;
  • A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  • 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 owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Soccer Talk’s agent for copyright issues relating to the Services is as follows:

Soccer Talk USA, LLC
Attn: Copyright Agent
copyright@SoccerTalk.com

General Disclaimer
THE WEBSITE AND THE OTHER SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS,” “WHERE IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE,” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. Soccer Talk EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO: (i) WARRANTIES CONCERNING AVAILABILITY, ACCURACY, APPROPRIATENESS, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, USEFULNESS, OR OTHERWISE OF THE CONTENT ON THE WEBSITE OR OTHER SERVICES; AND (ii) WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THIS DISCLAIMER APPLIES TO  (1) ANY ERROR, OMMISSION OR DEFECT IN THE CONTENT, OR (2) ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS, COMMUNICATION LINE FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, ALTERATION OF, OR USE OF RECORD, WHETHER FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, DEFAMATION OR UNDER ANY OTHER CAUSE OF ACTION.

Soccer Talk DOES NOT WARRANT OR GUARANTEE (1) THAT ANY PORTION OF THE SERVICES WILL BE FREE OF INFECTION BY VIRUSES, WORMS, TROJAN HORSES OR ANYTHING ELSE MANIFESTING CONTAMINATING OR DESTRUCTIVE PROPERTIES; OR (2) THAT ACCESS TO THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE.

APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT WILL Soccer Talk, ITS AFFILIATED ENTITIES OR THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, MANAGERS, MEMBERS, SHAREHOLDERS, EMPLOYEES, CONTRACTORS, AGENTS, SPONSORS, SUCCESSORS OR ASSIGNS (COLLECTIVELY, THE “Soccer Talk PARTIES”), BE LIABLE TO ANY PARTY FOR: (i) ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE AVAILABILITY, USE, RELIANCE ON, OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES, EVEN IF Soccer Talk OR ITS AGENTS SHALL HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE; (ii) ANY CLAIM ATTRIBUTABLE TO ERRORS, OMISSIONS, OR OTHER INACCURACIES IN, OR DESTRUCTIVE PROPERTIES OF THE SERVICES; (iii) PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH CAUSED BY YOUR USE OR MISUSE OF THE SERVICES, (iv) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTIES ON OR VIA THE SERVICES, OR (v) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS, PERSONAL INFORMATION OR DATA.

AS SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, EACH Soccer Talk PARTY’S LIABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Notwithstanding the above, the Soccer Talk Parties’ aggregate sole liability for any reason to you, and your sole and exclusive remedy for any cause or claim whatsoever, shall be limited to the extent of actual damages incurred by you.

Indemnification
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold Soccer Talk, its affiliates, officers, directors and employees harmless from any and all claims, liabilities, costs and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising from or in connection with (i) your use or misuse of the Website or other Services, (ii) the distribution or transmission of any content or other materials by you or users authorized by you or (iii) any violation of these Terms by you. Soccer Talk reserves the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to such indemnification and you will cooperate with Soccer Talk in asserting any available defenses.

Termination and Survival of Certain Provisions
These Terms are effective until terminated by you or Soccer Talk. If you no longer agree to be bound by these Terms, you must cease your use of the Services (including, for clarity, the Website). Subject to applicable law, Soccer Talk reserves the right to suspend or deny, in its sole discretion, your access to all or any portion of the Services with or without notice. You agree that any termination of your access to the Services may be effected without prior notice, and acknowledge and agree that we may immediately deactivate or delete your account and all related information and files in your account and bar any further access to such files. Further, you agree that Soccer Talk and its affiliated entities shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination of your access.

This sentence and the following Sections of these Terms will survive the expiration or termination of these Terms for any reason whatsoever: No User Provided Content and Communications, Links, Intellectual Property Rights, General Disclaimer, Limitations of Liability, Indemnification, Assignment and General.

Assignment
These Terms, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by Soccer Talk without restriction.

General
You agree that: (i) the Services shall be deemed solely based in California; and (ii) the Website shall be deemed a passive website that does not give rise to personal jurisdiction over Soccer Talk, either specific or general, in jurisdictions other than California. Those who choose to access the Services from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws.

You expressly agree that the laws of the State of California, excluding its conflicts-of-law rules, shall govern these Terms and that exclusive jurisdiction for any claim or dispute with Soccer Talk or any other Soccer Talk Party or relating in any way to your use of the Services resides in the courts of the City ofCalifornia in the State ofCalifornia, and you further agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in the courts of the City ofCalifornia in the State ofCalifornia in connection with any such dispute. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the website or these Terms must be filed within one year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.

The Section titles in these Terms are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.

If any part of these Terms is held invalid or unenforceable, that portion shall be construed in a manner consistent with applicable law to reflect, as nearly as possible, the original intentions of the parties, and the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect.