- The BaseballSoftballUK Website (page 1)
- Privacy and Protection of Personal Information On The Website (page 2)
- Registration of a Username and Password (page 3)
- Links to Third Party Sites (page 3)
- No Unlawful or Prohibited Use (page 4)
- User of Services (page 4)
- Materials Provided to BaseballSoftballUK or Posted at any BaseballSoftballUK Website (page 5)
- Liability Disclaimer (page 6)
- Storage Space And Other Limitations (page 7)
- Termination/Access Restriction (page 7)
- No Spam, Damages (Page 7)
- General (page 7)
- Copyright And Trademark Notices (page 8)
1. The BaseballSoftballUK Website
1.1 The BaseballSoftballUK (BSUK) website:
www.baseballsoftballuk.com – the site of the BaseballSoftballUK, the national development agency for baseball and softball in this country.
BaseballSoftballUK will occasionally update these Terms. If there are material changes to the Terms or Statement of Privacy or in how BaseballSoftballUK will use your personal information, BaseballSoftballUK will prominently post such changes prior to implementing the change.
2. PRIVACY AND PROTECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION ON THE WEBSITES
BaseballSoftballUK is committed to protecting your privacy. BaseballSoftballUK is a general audience website, intended for users of all ages. Personal information of all users is collected, used and disclosed as described in the following Statement of Privacy.
2.1 Collection of your Personal Information
BaseballSoftballUK collects personal information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number when you register. BaseballSoftballUK may also collect demographic information, such as your postcode, age and gender, and sport-specific information, such as your softball/baseball experience.
2.2 Use of your Personal Information
BaseballSoftballUK collects and uses your personal information to operate BaseballSoftballUK and provide services to participants and website users. From time to time we will need to contact you in order to operate BaseballSoftballUK and ensure our services are provided. BaseballSoftballUK also uses your personal information to inform you of other products or services available from BaseballSoftballUK and its affiliates in accordance with your stated preferences. BaseballSoftballUK may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
If you consent to being included on the roster of any baseball or softball team, BaseballSoftballUK provides access to personal information (including email address, postal address and telephone contact details) to those people who require it specifically for the purposes of operating the sports, including BSUK staff, BSF and BBF executive members and the appropriate club, team and league managers.
If you are listed as a team or league contact you will be contacted by us when necessary in order to operate the sports. If you are listed as a team or league contact on public pages of the website you will also be contactable by other participants and website users. On these public pages your actual email address is hidden. Responsibility for updating contacts listings on team and league pages on the BaseballSoftballUK website falls to the team and leagues themselves.
BaseballSoftballUK will not not sell, rent or lease your contact details to third parties without your explicit consent. If BaseballSoftballUK contacts you in accordance with your stated preferences on behalf of external partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you, your personal information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party.
We occasionally hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, such as handling the processing and delivery of mailings, providing customer support, processing transactions, or performing statistical analysis of our services. We will only provide those companies the personal information they need to deliver the service. They are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information and are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.
BaseballSoftballUK does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
BaseballSoftballUK may access and/or disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on BaseballSoftballUK or the site, (b) protect and defend the rights or property of BaseballSoftballUK, or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of BaseballSoftballUK, its website, or the public.
At times website users may provide content for the BaseballSoftballUK website which contains personal information such as your contact details. By doing so you acknowledge that BSUK is not responsible for how these publicly-viewable details may be used by third parties. For more information on submitting content see Section 7 of these Terms.
2.3 Collection and Use of Children's Personal Information
BaseballSoftballUK maintains information on children's baseball and softball leagues, and related programmes. The personal details (including email addresses, phone numbers and other information) of participants under the age of 16 are never disclosed to third parties or displayed in public areas of the website. Players' names appear in the roster section of team pages only where the viewer is a registered participant in the same league as the team being viewed.
Participants under the age of 16 may elect to be listed in the BSUK Address Book for the purposes of receiving bsukMail (in which case their actual email address is not revealed), but may not elect to list their telephone contact details. Participants under the age of 16 may use the BSUK Bulletin Boards but may not participate in www.fantasybaseballuk.com.
BaseballSoftballUK uses "cookies" to identify you to the website during a session. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the BaseballSoftballUK services.
All advertisements you see on BaseballSoftballUK website are displayed by BaseballSoftballUK and are appropriate for a general audience with an interest in baseball and softball. BaseballSoftballUK does not allows other companies to display advertisements on BaseballSoftballUK website.
2.6 Enforcement of this Statement of Privacy
If you have questions regarding this statement, you should first contact the BSUK webmaster via the Support & FAQs page on our website.
3. Registration of a Username and Password
You are required to register to access certain functions of the site, particularly to register as a player or to manage a team or league. You then will choose a password and a user name. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account, for maintaining up-to-date account details and for any and all activities that occur under your account. You may not use anyone else's account at any time, without the permission of the account holder.
You are also able to choose a roster code. This is a special password which may be provided to another user wishing to add you to their team roster, or to include you in any other list. Knowledge of your roster code will not allow anyone else access to your personal details. You can change your roster code as often as you like.
4. Links to Third Party Sites
The BaseballSoftballUK site/services may contain images of and links to third party website ("linked sites"). The linked sites are not under the control of BaseballSoftballUK and BaseballSoftballUK is not responsible for the contents of any linked site, including without limitation any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to a linked site. BaseballSoftballUK is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any linked site nor is BaseballSoftballUK responsible if the linked site is not working appropriately. BaseballSoftballUK is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by BaseballSoftballUK of the site or any association with its operators.
5. No Unlawful or Prohibited Use
As a condition of your use of the BaseballSoftballUK site/services, you will not use the BaseballSoftballUK site/services for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the BaseballSoftballUK site/services in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair any BaseballSoftballUK site/services (or the network(s) connected to any BaseballSoftballUK site/services) or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of any BaseballSoftballUK site/services. You may not attempt to gain unauthorised access to any BaseballSoftballUK site/services, other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to any BaseballSoftballUK site/services, through hacking, password mining or any other means. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through the BaseballSoftballUK site/services.
6. User of Services
The BaseballSoftballUK site/services may contain e-mail services, bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, calendars, photo albums, file cabinets and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with others (collectively, "Communication Services"). You agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and, when applicable, related to the particular Communication Service. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using a Communication Service, you will not:
- Use the Communication Service in connection with surveys, contests, pyramid schemes, chain letters, junk email, spamming or any duplicative or unsolicited messages (commercial or otherwise). Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
- Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information. Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any topic, name, material or information that incites discrimination, hate or violence towards one person or a group because of their belonging to a race, a religion or a nation, or that insults the victims of crimes against humanity by contesting the existence of those crimes.
- Upload, or otherwise make available, files that contain images, photographs, software or other material protected by (i) intellectual property laws, including, by way of example, and not as limitation, copyright or trademark laws or (ii) by rights of privacy or publicity, if any unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents to do the same.
- Use any material or information, including images or photographs, which are made available through the BaseballSoftballUK Site/Services in any manner that infringes any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other proprietary right of any party. Upload files that contain viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer or property of another. Use of meta tag searches on the website. Advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Communication Service specifically allows such messages. Download any file posted by another user of a Communication Service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner. Falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded.
- Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Services. Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Communication Service. Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses. Violate any applicable laws or regulations. Create a false identity for the purpose of misleading others. Use, download or otherwise copy, or provide (whether or not for a fee) to a person or entity any directory of users of an BaseballSoftballUK Site/Service(s) or other user or usage information or any portion thereof.
BaseballSoftballUK has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services. However, BaseballSoftballUK reserves the right to review materials posted to a Communication Service and to remove any materials in its sole discretion. BaseballSoftballUK reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time, without notice, for any reason whatsoever.
BaseballSoftballUK reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as BaseballSoftballUK deems necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in BaseballSoftballUK's sole discretion.
Always use caution when giving out any personally identifiable information about yourself or your children in any Communication Service. BaseballSoftballUK does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Communication Service and, therefore, BaseballSoftballUK specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Service. Managers and hosts are not authorised BaseballSoftballUK spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of BaseballSoftballUK.
Materials uploaded to a Communication Service may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination; you are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you download the materials.
7. Materials Provided to BaseballSoftballUK or Posted at any BaseballSoftballUK Website
BaseballSoftballUK does not claim ownership of the materials you provide to BaseballSoftballUK (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to any BaseballSoftballUK Site/Service or its associated services for review by the general public, or by the members of any public or private group, (each a "Submission" and collectively "Submissions"). However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting ("Posting") your Submission you are granting BaseballSoftballUK, its affiliated companies and necessary sublicensees (i) permission to use your Submission in connection with the operation of their Internet businesses (including, without limitation, all BaseballSoftballUK Site/Services) (ii) the license rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Submission, to publish your name in connection with your Submission, (iii) and the right to sublicense such rights to any supplier of a BaseballSoftballUK Site/Service.
No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission, as provided herein. BaseballSoftballUK is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and BaseballSoftballUK may remove any Submission at any time in its sole discretion.
This section is inapplicable to any personally identifiable information that you provide in connection with your use of the BaseballSoftballUK Site/Services. For terms and conditions governing the use of such information please refer to the Statement of Privacy in Section 2.
8. LIABILITY DISCLAIMER
THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE BASEBALLSOFTBALLUK SITE/SERVICES MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY MADE TO THE BASEBALLSOFTBALLUK SITE/SERVICES AND TO THE INFORMATION THEREIN. THE BASEBALLSOFTBALLUK AND/OR ITS RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THE BASEBALLSOFTBALLUK SITE/SERVICES AT ANY TIME. ADVICE RECEIVED VIA THE BASEBALLSOFTBALLUK SITE/SERVICES SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON FOR PERSONAL, MEDICAL, LEGAL OR FINANCIAL DECISIONS AND YOU SHOULD CONSULT AN APPROPRIATE PROFESSIONAL FOR SPECIFIC ADVICE TAILORED TO YOUR SITUATION.
THE BASEBALLSOFTBALLUK AND/OR ITS RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, LACK OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS AND ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS CONTAINED WITHIN THE BASEBALLSOFTBALLUK SITE/SERVICES FOR ANY PURPOSE. ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. THE BASEBALLSOFTBALLUK AND/OR ITS RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, CONDITIONS AND OTHER TERMS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, CONDITIONS OR OTHER TERMS OF SATISFACTORY QUALITY, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WORKMANLIKE EFFORT, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
YOU SPECIFICALLY AGREE THAT THE BASEBALLSOFTBALLUK SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR UNAUTHORISED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA, ANY MATERIAL OR DATA SENT OR RECEIVED OR NOT SENT OR RECEIVED, OR ANY TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH THE BASEBALLSOFTBALLUK SITE/SERVICE. YOU SPECIFICALLY AGREE THAT THE BASEBALLSOFTBALLUK IS NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY THREATENING, DEFAMATORY, OBSCENE, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONTENT OR CONDUCT OF ANY OTHER PARTY OR ANY INFRINGEMENT OF ANOTHER'S RIGHTS, INCLUDING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS. YOU SPECIFICALLY AGREE THAT THE BASEBALLSOFTBALLUK IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CONTENT SENT USING AND/OR INCLUDED IN THE BASEBALLSOFTBALLUK SITE/SERVICE BY ANY THIRD PARTY. YOU SPECIFICALLY AGREE THAT THE BASEBALLSOFTBALLUK IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE USE BY THIRD PARTIES OF PERSONAL DETAILS YOU HAVE CONSENTED TO BEING PUBLISHED ON THE SITES.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN NO EVENT SHALL THE BASEBALLSOFTBALLUK AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF USE, DATA REVENUES OR PROFITS, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE BASEBALLSOFTBALLUK SITE/SERVICES, WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE BASEBALLSOFTBALLUK SITE/SERVICES OR RELATED SERVICES, THE PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SERVICES, OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS OBTAINED THROUGH THE BASEBALLSOFTBALLUK SITE/SERVICES, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE BASEBALLSOFTBALLUK SITE/SERVICES, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF THE BASEBALLSOFTBALLUK OR ANY OF ITS SUPPLIERS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME STATES/JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
9. Storage Space And Other Limitations
You agree that BaseballSoftballUK may establish limits concerning use of any BaseballSoftballUK Service offered on a BaseballSoftballUK website, including the maximum number of e-mail messages that may be sent from or received by an account on any BaseballSoftballUK Service, the maximum size of an e-mail message that may be sent from or received by an account on any BaseballSoftballUK Service, the maximum disk space that will be allotted on BaseballSoftballUK's servers on your behalf either cumulatively or for any particular service, such as for storing digital photographs, and the maximum number of times and duration you may access any BaseballSoftballUK Service in a given period of time.
You agree that BaseballSoftballUK has no responsibility or liability for the deletion, corruption or failure to store any messages or other content maintained or transmitted by any BaseballSoftballUK Service. You acknowledge that the features, parameters (for example, the amount of storage available to users) or existence of any BaseballSoftballUK service may change at any time. You acknowledge that BaseballSoftballUK reserves the right to sign out, terminate or delete your accounts for any particular website or service within BaseballSoftballUK that are "inactive" for an extended period of time. "Inactive" means that you have not signed in to a particular service for an extended period of time, as determined by BaseballSoftballUK, in its sole discretion. The amount of time that BaseballSoftballUK considers as an "extended" period of time is determined based on the particular BaseballSoftballUK website or BaseballSoftballUK Service within BaseballSoftballUK to which it pertains, and will be published on the website prior to any termination or deletion.
BaseballSoftballUK MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT ANY BaseballSoftballUK SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE.
10. Termination/Access Restriction
BaseballSoftballUK reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to any or all BaseballSoftballUK Site/Services and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice. BaseballSoftballUK may also terminate or suspend your access to BaseballSoftballUK Site/Service(s) for inactivity, as set forth, above, in "Storage Space and Other Limitations". BaseballSoftballUK shall have no obligation to maintain any content or to forward any unread or unsent messages to you or any third party.
11. No Spam, Damages
BaseballSoftballUK may immediately terminate any account which it determines, in its sole discretion, is transmitting or is otherwise connected with any 'spam' or other unsolicited bulk email. In addition, because damages are often difficult to quantify, if actual damages cannot be reasonably calculated then you agree to pay BaseballSoftballUK liquidated damages of five UK pounds (GBP 5.00) for each piece of 'spam' or unsolicited bulk email transmitted from or otherwise connected with your account. Otherwise you agree to pay BaseballSoftballUK's actual damages, to the extent such actual damages can be reasonably calculated. You agree that BaseballSoftballUK may charge such damages to your selected payment method.
Claims for enforcement, breach or violation of duties or rights under this agreement shall be adjudicated under the laws of England, without reference to conflict of laws principles. All other claims, including without limitation claims under or for violation of state consumer protection laws, unfair competition laws, and in tort, shall be adjudicated under the law of your state of residence. You hereby irrevocably consent to the non- exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the English courts in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the BaseballSoftballUK Site/Services. You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and BaseballSoftballUK as a result of this agreement or use of the BaseballSoftballUK Site/Services. You agree to indemnify and hold BaseballSoftballUK, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers and employees, harmless from any claim, demand, or damage, including reasonable legal fees on a solicitor-client basis, asserted by any third party due to or arising out of your use of or conduct on the BaseballSoftballUK Site/Services.
13. Copyright And Trademark Notices:
All contents of the BaseballSoftballUK website are: Copyright (c) 1996 - 2009 BaseballSoftballUK, Ariel House, 74a Charlotte Street, London, W1H 4QT United Kingdom All rights reserved.