Terms of Service
a) SelectLeague is a social-networking-style platform that enables users to create "Profiles" to express and display their ideas, views, photos, also topics/activities/objects they like. These Profiles are represented in the form of "Teams" competing in "Leagues". The Teams only compete with other teams in the same League, but the Teams are grouped in the different Leagues not according to related themes, topics, or categories reflected in the Profiles, but according to the "ranking" of the Teams based on their record of performance.
b) All the teams in SelectLeague are created by users. The Leagues have no relation to any actual existing Leagues. The Teams in SelectLeague are not intended to have any relation to actual Teams. If the user chooses to use actual Team's (or other entity) features, such as but not limited to Name, Colors, Logo, IT'S THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE USER TO OBTAIN ANY NECESSARY LICENSES, COPYRIGHTS, OR OTHER PROPRIETARY RIGHTS PRIOR TO START USING THESE FEATURES!
c) The FREE VERSION allows the user to follow the games, see any team's profile page and create one team. The FREE VERSION also gives each user 1 FREE VOTE per DAY (that expires at the end of that day). If you want to vote more times for the same team or another team on the same day, you need to SHOP for votes (which don't expire). (Note: it is perfectly in accordance with the Rules to vote for your own team).
To remove the ads provided by SelectLeague the FULL VERSION of SelectLeague needs to be obtained. (Please note that the full version will remove only ads by SelectLeague. Any sponsored advertisements, promotions, coupons and other ads provided by the teams are considered part of their profile and will not be removed in the full version).
Unlimited number of teams is allowed per user account. After the first team is created free of charge, in-app purchase is required for each new team after that.
Each new team is assigned to the highest possible League on the first come first serve basis. After creating a Team and choosing Team Name, Team Colors, etc., it's up to the user to promote the Team to accumulate vote-points.
d) The Teams compete against one another based on the number of VOTES (+1 VOTE-POINT for each vote/like received) the teams get during the "Game"/"Match" (or the whole Season in the case with the Conference League).
e) There are 4 Leagues: L1 (highest ranking), L2, L3, L4 with 28 teams in each League + there is the CONFERENCE-League (the lowest ranking) with unlimited number of teams.
f) Each Game in the 4 Leagues continues 24 hours, during which the teams are getting VOTES/LIKES (1 VOTE = 1 VOTE-POINT) from the users (fans). On the first day of the month there are 14 games (14 pairs of teams) and they play 27 days until every team has played against all the teams in the League. For each win the teams receive 3 points, 1 point for a draw, and 0 points for a loss. (In the Conference League there are no Games/Matches (pairs of teams), the Standings during and at the end of the Season (Month) are based on the amount of votes/likes accumulated by each team throughout the current Season). After the 27th day based on the ranking, the teams are paired in Playoff Games/Matches. The number of points determines the ranking of a team (more points = higher ranking in the standings). If two or more teams have the same number of points the following criteria will be used: (i) greater number of points obtained in the matches between the teams in question, (ii) greater total number of votes during the season, (iii) the team that was created first, (iv) drawing of lots by the SelectLeague software system. (Please note the Standings in the Conference are updated in "real time", as the Standings in the L1, L2, L3 and L4 are updated only at the end of the Game-day when the game is finished and the distribution of the points for all teams is definite).
g) Playoffs - Playoffs are played in L1, L2, L3 and L4, but not in the Conference League. Playoffs determine the Champion of the particular League and the Teams that will shift to the superior League, but Playoffs don't have any effect on the point calculation for the regular season Standings. The teams bound for the Playoffs are highlighted in golden color and the Playoffs are played as follows: (i) for the months with 31 days (as there are 4 extra days after the 27 days of the "regular" Season) - Day 28 - Round of 16, Day 29 - Quarter-finals, Day 30 - Semi-finals and Day 31 - Final. In the "Round of 16" Team1 will play with Team16, T2-T15, T3-T14, T4-T13, etc. The same for the next rounds the team with the best ranking plays the team with the lowest and so forth. The best 8 teams (those that qualify for the Quarter-finals) will advance for the next superior League for the next Season; (ii) for the months with 30 days (as there are only 3 extra days) there will be no "Round of 16", but only Quarter-finals, Semi-finals and Final; (iii) for the months with 29 days - Semi-finals and Final; (iv) for the months with 28 days there will be only final, still 8 teams advance to the next superior League (the 2 finalists + the 3rd-8th place teams during the regular Season). If two teams tie in a Playoff game, the team that ranked better in the regular Season wins.
h) The next Season starts on the 1st day of the next month. The top 8 teams from League2 shifted to League1 and the 8 lowest ranking teams in League1 are now shifted to League2, still 28 teams in each of the Leagues. The same applies to the rest of the Leagues and the Conference. No teams will be relegated from the Conference League since there is no lower ranking League.
Please note that in the Standings, although the golden line indicates the 8 teams that will shift to the next superior League and the white line indicates the 8 teams that will shift to the next lower League for the next Season, they should be used only as guidance, because they may be certain periods and scenarios when this lines are not perfectly accurate. One such case is if there is a team marked by its owner for deletion, as this may affect the calculation of the promotion/relegation, since the deleted teams will be favored for relegation (and ultimately deleted after the end of the Season). For example if there is a deleted team ranked 18th at the end of the regular Season, this team will be relegated instead of the team ranked 21st (best ranked team in the relegation zone), so until the Standings for the next day are calculated, the white line will not represent accurately the exact 8 teams that will be actually relegated.
i) Comments, photos and links to videos can be posted on the Team Profile pages, User Profile pages and Game pages. The users can choose to use their username or the name of one of the teams they own before submitting each post. Users can delete only their own posts.
j) Users can post/sell advertising, sponsorships, or promotions ONLY within the areas specifically designated for this purpose.
k) The aspect ratio for the Sponsored Advertisement is 14:5 and the actual width/height is 140:50.
ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
You agree that all of SelectLeagues's trademarks, trade names, service marks and other SelectLeague logos and brand features, and product and service names are trademarks and the property of SelectLeague and its licensors. Without SelectLeague's prior permission, you agree not to display or use in any manner the SelectLeague brand features.
SelectLeague Service includes all aspects of SelectLeague, including but not limited to virtual reality Leagues, social networking service, forums, various communications tools, personalized profile pages, developing your own team franchise brand, shopping services, products, search services, personalized and branded content. You understand and agree that the SelectLeague Service may include SelectLeague advertisements in the free version of the Service and Team advertisements in all versions. You also understand and agree that the SelectLeague Service may include certain administrative announcements or messages which are considered part of SelectLeague membership and you will not be able to opt out of receiving them.
SelectLeague reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the SelectLeague Service (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that SelectLeague shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the SelectLeague Service (or any part thereof).
In order to access the SelectLeague Service, you will have to create a SelectLeague account and you are solely responsible for the activity that occurs on your account. When creating your SelectLeague account, you must:
* Be 13 or older.
* Provide accurate and complete information.
* Keep your password secure. Notify SelectLeague immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or breach of security.
* Not create an account for anyone other than yourself without permission.
* Not create another account without our permission, if we disable your account
* USING SelectLeague. PERMISSIONS, RESTRICTIONS AND SAFETY
SelectLeague herby grants you a personal, limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable and revocable license to access and use SelectLeague Service as set forth in these Terms of Service. While using SelectLeague Service you agree:
* Not to violate any laws, our policies or third party rights.
* Not to use SelectLeague to do anything unlawful, misleading, malicious, or discriminatory.
* Not to incite hatred or violence, or harass any user.
* Not to post/sale advertising, sponsorships, or promotions anywhere throughout the SelectLeague, except for the specifically designated areas.
* Not to post adult/nudity content. In case you post alcohol or tobacco-related content (including advertisements), you MUST appropriately indicate age-based restrictions.
* Not to modify, build upon, or block any part of the Service.
* Not to distribute viruses, other malicious code, or technologies that may harm SelectLeague, or the interest of SelectLeague users.
* Not to distribute or post spam, unsolicited or bulk electronic communications, chain letters, or pyramid schemes.
* Not to disrupt the normal flow of dialogue, cause a screen to "scroll" faster than other users of the SelectLeague Services are able to type, or otherwise act in a manner that negatively affects other users' ability to engage in real time exchanges.
* Not to distribute in any medium any part of the Service or the content without SelectLeague's prior written permission.
* Not to reproduce, duplicate, reverse engineer, copy, transmit, lease, sell, trade, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion or use of, or access to, the SelectLeague Service (including Content, advertisements and Software).
* Not to harvest or otherwise collect information about users, including but not limited to email addresses, usernames, legal names, telephone numbers, or other personal information, without their consent.
* Not to violate any intellectual property rights, such as but not limited to copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets.
* Not to impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a SelectLeague official, guide or host, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity.
Please report any violations to our Customer Service group.
SelectLeague gives the users the opportunity to create and develop their own franchise brands and to profit from them through SelectLeague Service, including but not limited to finding sponsors and advertisers and display their ads/promotions in the specially designated fields on their team Profile page and Game page (during a game). (See age/nudity/tobacco/alcohol restrictions).
You understand that all information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages, tags, or other materials ("Content"), whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, are the sole responsibility of the person from whom such Content originated. This means that you, and not SelectLeague, are entirely responsible for all Content that you upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available via the SelectLeague Service. SelectLeague does not control the Content posted via the SelectLeague Service and, as such, does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content.
* The Content on the Service, and the trademarks, service marks and logos on the Service, are owned by or licensed to SelectLeague, subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights under the law.
* Content is provided to you AS IS. You may access Content for your information and personal use solely as intended through the provided functionality of the Service and as permitted under these Terms of Service. You shall not download any Content unless you see a "download" or similar link displayed by SelectLeague on the Service for that Content. 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 SelectLeague or the respective licensors of the Content. SelectLeague and its licensors reserve all rights not expressly granted in and to the Service and the Content.
* You agree not to circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the Service or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any Content or enforce limitations on use of the Service or the Content therein.
* You understand that when using the Service, you will be exposed to Content from a variety of sources, and that SelectLeague is not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, safety, or intellectual property rights of or relating to such Content. You further understand and acknowledge that you may be exposed to Content that is inaccurate, offensive, indecent, or objectionable, and you agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against SelectLeague with respect thereto, and, to the extent permitted by applicable law, agree to indemnify and hold harmless SelectLeague, its owners, operators, affiliates, licensors, and licensees to the fullest extent allowed by law regarding all matters related to your use of the Service.
* As a SelectLeague account holder you may submit Content to the Service, including photos, links to videos and user comments. You understand that SelectLeague does not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to any Content you submit.
* You shall be solely responsible for your own Content and the consequences of submitting and publishing your Content on the Service. You affirm, represent, and warrant that you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to publish Content you submit; and you license to SelectLeague all patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights in and to such Content for publication on the Service pursuant to these Terms of Service.
* For clarity, you retain all of your ownership rights in your Content. However, by submitting Content to SelectLeague, you hereby grant SelectLeague a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicenseable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform the Content in connection with the Service and SelectLeague's (and its successors' and affiliates') business, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the Service (and derivative works thereof) in any media known now or in the future. In addition you grant SelectLeague a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to produce, distribute and sell certain commemorative team items and memorabilia, including but not limited to medals, winner diplomas, winner jerseys containing team name and logo. You also hereby grant each user of the Service a non-exclusive license to access your Content through the Service, and to use, reproduce, distribute, display and perform such Content as permitted through the functionality of the Service and under these Terms of Service. The above licenses granted by you in video Content you submit to the Service terminate within a commercially reasonable time after you remove or delete your photos and videos from the Service. You understand and agree, however, that SelectLeague may retain, but not display, distribute, or perform, server copies of your photos and videos that have been removed or deleted. The above licenses granted by you in user comments you submit are perpetual and irrevocable.
* You further agree that Content you submit to the Service will not contain third party copyrighted material, or material that is subject to other third party proprietary rights, unless you have permission from the rightful owner of the material or you are otherwise legally entitled to post the material and to grant SelectLeague all of the license rights granted herein.
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* DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
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* LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
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* NO THIRD-PARTY BENEFICIARIES
You agree that, except as otherwise expressly provided in this Terms of Service, there shall be no third-party beneficiaries to this agreement and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by SelectLeague without restriction.
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ENTIRE AGREEMENT. The Terms of Service constitutes the entire agreement between you and SelectLeague and governs your use of the SelectLeague Service, superseding any prior version of this Terms of Service between you and SelectLeague with respect to the SelectLeague Service. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use or purchase certain other SelectLeague services, affiliate services, third-party content or third-party software. No agency, joint venture, partnership, franchiser-franchisee, or employee-employer relationship is intended or created by this Terms of Service.
CHOICE OF LAW AND FORUM. You and SelectLeague each agree that the Terms of Service and the relationship between the parties shall be governed by the laws of the State of Colorado without regard to its conflict of law provisions and that any and all claims, causes of action or disputes (regardless of theory) arising out of or relating to the Terms of Service, or the relationship between you and SelectLeague, shall be brought exclusively in the courts located in Eagle County, Colorado. You and SelectLeague agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts located within Eagle County, Colorado, and agree to waive any and all objections to the exercise of jurisdiction over the parties by such courts and to venue in such courts.
WAIVER AND SEVERABILITY OF TERMS. The failure of SelectLeague to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the Terms of Service is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms of Service remain in full force and effect.
STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS. 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 SelectLeague Service or the Terms of Service must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or such cause of action is forever and permanently barred. The section titles in the Terms of Service are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.