Effective Date: May 1, 2020
By using the Site, you acknowledge and accept these Terms, and consent to the collection, use, and sharing of your information and other activities as described in our Privacy Notice . Please read these Terms carefully before using the Site. If you do not agree to these Terms, please do not use the Site.
These Terms may change over time, in which case we will post the modified Terms on this page and change the “Effective Date.” Your use of the Site following a change to these Terms signals your acceptance of the modification(s).
Use of the Site
Content. The Site may contain: (i) materials and other items relating to FSGA and its services including layout, information, databases, articles, posts, text, data, files, images, scripts, designs, graphics, instructions, illustrations, photographs, sounds, pictures, videos, advertising copy, URLs, technology, software, interactive features, the “look and feel” of the Site; (ii) trademarks, logos, trade names, trade dress, service marks, and trade identities of various parties, including those of FSGA; and (iii) other forms of intellectual property (all of the foregoing, collectively “Content”). All rights, title, and interest in and to the Site and the Content is the property of FSGA, our licensors, or certain other third parties, and is protected by U.S. and international copyright, trademark, trade dress, patent, and/or other intellectual property and unfair competition rights and laws to the fullest extent possible.
Limited License. Subject to your strict compliance with these Terms, FSGA grants you a limited, non-exclusive, revocable, non-assignable, personal, and non-transferable license to download, display, view, and use the Site, and to retain one copy of the Content as it is displayed to you, in each case for your personal, non-commercial use only. The foregoing limited license (i) does not give you any ownership of, or any other intellectual property interest in, the Site or any Content, and (ii) may be immediately suspended or terminated for any reason, in FSGA’s sole discretion, and without advance notice or liability. Your unauthorized use of the Site or Content may violate copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity, communications, and other laws, and any such use may result in your personal liability, including potential criminal liability.
Restrictions. Persons under the age of eighteen (18) are not permitted to use the Site. You agree to comply with all local, state, federal, national, foreign, supranational, and international laws, statutes, ordinances, regulations, directives, and agreements that apply to your use of the Site and Content. You further agree that you will not: (i) use the Site or Content for any political or commercial purpose; (ii) engage in any activity in connection with the Site or Content that is unlawful, harmful, offensive, obscene, violent, threatening, harassing, abusive, or otherwise objectionable to FSGA; (iii) harvest any information from the Site or Content; (iv) reverse engineer or modify the Site or Content; (v) interfere with the proper operation of the Site or its security features; (vi) infringe any intellectual property or other right of any third party; (vii) use the Site or Content in a manner that suggests an unauthorized association with FSGA or any other party, or is beyond the scope of the limited license granted to you; or (viii) otherwise violate these Terms.
Availability and Termination. FSGA may immediately suspend or terminate the availability of the Site, in whole or in part, to any individual user or all users, for any reason, in FSGA’s sole discretion, and without advance notice or liability. Upon suspension or termination of your access to the Site, or upon notice from FSGA, all rights granted to you under these Terms will cease immediately, and you agree that you will immediately discontinue use of the Site.
Reservation of All Rights. All rights not expressly granted to you are reserved by FSGA and its licensors and other third parties. No right or license may be construed, under any legal theory, by implication, estoppel, industry custom, or otherwise. Any unauthorized use of the Site or Content for any purpose is prohibited.
Requests and Notifications. You agree to cooperate with all reasonable requests of FSGA and to notify FSGA promptly upon learning of any actual or suspected unauthorized use or abuse of the Site or Content, or if you breach these Terms.
Except as provided in our Privacy Notice, any content that you submit through the Site or to FSGA, whether directly or through a third-party website or platform (“User Content”) will be deemed to be non-confidential and may be disclosed through the Site to other parties on a worldwide basis, including for browsing, downloading, printing, and other uses by such other persons or entities. You agree not to submit User Content through this Site or to FSGA except for User Content that is fully authorized for purposes of the Site and these Terms, and by providing User Content in connection with the Site, you warrant and represent that you own the rights to the User Content or are otherwise authorized to post, distribute, display, perform, transmit, or otherwise distribute User Content. It is your obligation to determine the extent to which User Content you submit is protected by applicable intellectual property laws. You agree that FSGA shall have, and hereby grant to FSGA, a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, sublicensable, non-exclusive right and license to translate, reproduce, sell, publish, distribute, modify, adapt, display, perform, promote, link to, or use, in any form or media, any User Content that you submit to FSGA. FSGA does not endorse any User Content, or third-party product or service that may appear in connection with use of the Site. Nothing in these Terms shall obligate FSGA to use any User Content you submit or permit the posting of such User Content on any website or platform.
You agree that you will not engage in any activity or conduct or submit as part of the Site any User Content or other material that is illegal, inaccurate, misleading, misappropriated, infringing, dilutive, defamatory, obscene, offensive, or otherwise objectionable and that you will not cause damage, embarrassment, or adverse publicity to FSGA.
You will submit only User Content that is functionally and technically compatible with this Site. You will not attempt to damage, corrupt, tamper with, or infect the Site, the Content, or any information or telecommunication system of FSGA with a virus or other malicious computer program. You will only use the Site for the permitted purposes stated in these Terms and will not engage in abusive activity with respect to the Site or undertake any other activity which may adversely affect the use or enjoyment of the Site by any person. You are prohibited from using any services or facilities provided in connection with this Site to compromise security or tamper with system resources and/or accounts. The use or distribution of tools designed for compromising security (e.g., network probing tools) is strictly prohibited. If you become involved in any violation of system security, FSGA reserves the right to release your details to system administrators of other sites and services and law enforcement authorities in order to assist them in resolving security incidents.
Copyright Infringement and DMCA Policy
FSGA expects users of the Site to respect the intellectual property rights of others. It is our policy to respond appropriately to clear notices of alleged copyright infringement, as set forth more fully below. In FSGA’s sole discretion, we may remove content that may be infringing on another person’s intellectual property rights with or without notice to the potential infringer. In accordance with the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and other applicable law, FSGA has adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances, users who are deemed to be repeat infringers.
If you own a copyright in a work (or represent such a copyright owner) and believe that your (or such owner’s) copyright in that work has been infringed by an improper posting or distribution of it through the Site, then you may send us a written notice that must include all of the following:
- “DMCA Copyright Infringement Notice” in the heading or subject line.
- A description of the copyrighted work you believe to have been infringed.
- Identification of the material you believe to be infringing in a sufficiently precise manner to allow us to locate that material (e.g., a screenshot of the location where the material is located).
- Accurate and adequate information that we can use to contact you (including your full name, postal address, telephone number, and email address).
- A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
- A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that all the information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner (or, if you are not the copyright owner, then your statement must indicate that you are authorized to act on the behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed).
- Your physical or electronic signature.
We will respond to notices of claimed copyright infringement in accordance with the DMCA.
FSGA will only respond to DMCA notices that it receives by mail or email at the addresses below:
Fantasy Sports & Gaming Association (FSGA)
1818 Parmenter St., Suite 300
Middleton, WI 53562
It is often difficult to determine if your copyright has been infringed. FSGA may elect to not respond to DMCA notices that do not substantially comply with all of the foregoing requirements, and we may elect to remove allegedly infringing material that comes to our attention via notices that do not substantially comply with the DMCA.
Please note that the DMCA provides that any person who knowingly materially misrepresents an infringement may be subject to liability.
We may send the information that you provide in your notice to the person who provided the allegedly infringing work. That person may elect to send us a DMCA counter-notification.
We may communicate with you electronically in regard to the Site, including by text or email, and we may collect information related to communications between you and FSGA. You agree that all notices, disclosures, agreements, and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing. You agree that any time you electronically transact, agree, or consent via the Site, your action is intended as an electronic signature which binds you as if you had signed on paper.
You may cancel or modify our email marketing communications you receive from us by following the instructions contained within our promotional emails. This will not affect subsequent subscriptions. Please note that we reserve the right to send you certain communications relating to your account or use of our Site, such as administrative and service announcements, and these transactional account messages may be unaffected if you choose to opt-out from receiving our marketing communications.
Access and Fees
Your use of the Site must be in accordance with any and all procedures, forms, formats, displays, and operating times which may be determined, specified, or modified by FSGA in its discretion. You are responsible for all software, hardware, interconnections, fees, expenses, costs, and taxes for you to access or use the Site or to receive any communications from FSGA.
Accessing some of the Content may require the creation of an account. If you register with us or create an account, you are solely responsible and liable for the security and confidentiality of your access and for all activity under your account. You are solely responsible for your registration information and for updating and maintaining it. You will immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your account, password, or username, or any other breach of security, but will remain responsible for any unauthorized use thereafter. You will not sell, transfer, or assign your account or any account rights.
Accessing some of the Content may also require the payment of a membership or other fee. If you make such a payment, you agree to pay FSGA all charges at the prices presented to you or your agent(s). You must provide, and you authorize FSGA to charge, your chosen payment provider (your “Payment Method”), and you agree to only provide us information about payment methods that you are authorized to use. Any deal terms presented to you at the time of such purchase you conduct on or initiate on the Site shall be considered Additional Terms.
Creating an account with us and/or paying a fee may grant access to Content hosted or enabled by third parties. In such a case, you agree to any terms required by those third parties.
The Site may be unavailable from time to time for any reason including, without limitation, routine maintenance. You understand and acknowledge that due to circumstances both within and outside of the control of FSGA, access to the Site may be interrupted, suspended, or terminated from time to time. FSGA shall have the right at any time to change or discontinue any aspect or feature of the Site, including, but not limited to, Content, hours of availability, and equipment needed for access or use.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction
All matters relating to the Site and these Terms, and any dispute or claim arising therefrom or related thereto shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of New York without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule (whether of the State of New York or any other jurisdiction).
If a dispute arises between you and FSGA, you and FSGA agree, as permitted by applicable law, to resolve any claim or controversy at law or equity that arises out of these Terms through binding arbitration or as we and you otherwise agree in writing. Before resorting to these alternatives, we strongly encourage you to first contact us directly to seek a resolution. We will consider reasonable requests to resolve the dispute through alternative dispute resolution procedures, such as mediation or arbitration, as alternatives to litigation.
Certain portions of this section are deemed to be a “written agreement to arbitrate” pursuant to the Federal Arbitration Act. You and FSGA agree that we intend that this section satisfies the “writing” requirement of the Federal Arbitration Act. This section can only be amended by mutual agreement.
Binding Arbitration. If any controversy, allegation, or claim relates in any way to your use of the Site (collectively, “Dispute”), then you agree the Dispute shall be submitted to confidential arbitration in the state of New York except that, to the extent you have in any manner violated or threatened to violate our intellectual property rights, we may seek injunctive or other appropriate relief in any state or federal court. You hereby consent to, and waive, all defenses of lack of personal jurisdiction and forum non conveniens with respect to venue and jurisdiction in the state and federal courts of New York. Arbitration under these Terms shall be conducted pursuant to the Commercial Arbitration Rules then prevailing at the American Arbitration Association. The arbitrator’s award shall be final and binding and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction.
Exclusions from Arbitration. YOU AND FSGA AGREE THAT ANY CLAIM FILED BY YOU OR BY FSGA IN SMALL CLAIMS COURT OR BY FSGA RELATED TO PROTECTION OF FSGA’S OR ANY FSGA’S LICENSOR’S INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ARE NOT SUBJECT TO THE ARBITRATION TERMS.
Limited Time to File Claims. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of, related to or connected with the use of the Site must be filed within one year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever banned.
Class Action Waiver. DISPUTES WILL BE ARBITRATED ONLY ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND WILL NOT BE JOINED OR CONSOLIDATED WITH ANY OTHER ARBITRATIONS OR OTHER PROCEEDINGS THAT INVOLVE ANY CLAIM OR CONTROVERSY OF ANY OTHER PARTY. YOU AND FSGA AGREE THAT EACH MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN YOUR OR ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING.
THE SITE, ITS CONTENT, AND ITS LINKS AND COMMUNICATIONS ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS AND ARE USED ONLY AT YOUR SOLE RISK, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW. FSGA DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS, AND CONDITIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OF ANY KIND, REGARDING THE SITE (INCLUDING ITS CONTENT, HARDWARE, SOFTWARE, AND LINKS), INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES AS TO FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, MERCHANTABILITY, TITLE, NONINFRINGEMENT, RESULTS, ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, ACCESSIBILITY, COMPATIBILITY, SECURITY, AND FREEDOM FROM COMPUTER VIRUS. IF APPLICABLE LAW DOES NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE IMPLIED WARRANTIES TO APPLY TO YOU, THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS WILL APPLY TO YOU TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
Limitations on Liability and Remedies
FSGA’S ENTIRE LIABILITY AND YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY WITH RESPECT TO ANY DISPUTE WITH FSGA (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR RECEIPT OF ANY COMMUNICATIONS) IS TO DISCONTINUE YOUR USE OF THE SITE. FSGA AND ITS VENDORS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGE ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THE SITE, RECEIPT OF ANY COMMUNICATION, OR FOR ANY OTHER CLAIM RELATED IN ANY WAY TO YOUR USE OF THE SITE. THESE EXCLUSIONS FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES INCLUDE, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA, LOSS OF GOODWILL, WORK STOPPAGE, COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, OR ANY OTHER COMMERCIAL DAMAGES OR LOSSES, EVEN IF FSGA HAD BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY THEREOF AND REGARDLESS OF THE LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY UPON WHICH THE CLAIM IS BASED. BECAUSE SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, IN SUCH STATES OR JURISDICTIONS, FSGA AND ITS VENDORS’ LIABILITY IN SUCH STATE OR JURISDICTION SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. FSGA DOES NOT ENDORSE, WARRANT, OR GUARANTEE ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE OFFERED THROUGH A WEBSITE OR AS PART OF THIS SITE AND WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. IN ANY EVENT, IF ANY OF THE ABOVE PROVISIONS IN THIS SECTION ARE NOT ENFORCEABLE IN AN APPLICABLE JURISDICTION, THE MAXIMUM LIABILITY OF FSGA WILL BE LIMITED TO, IN THE SOLE DISCRETION OF FSGA, EITHER THE (1) CORRECTION OR DELETION OF ANY INACCURATE CONTENT OR LINK; OR (2) REFUND OF ANY FEES IMPOSED IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE SITE THAT HAVE BEEN RECEIVED BY FSGA FROM YOU.
Waiver of Injunctive or Other Equitable Relief
YOU AGREE THAT YOU WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN AN INJUNCTION OR OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF OF ANY KIND, SUCH AS ANY COURT OR OTHER ACTION THAT MAY INTERFERE WITH OR PREVENT THE DEVELOPMENT OR EXPLOITATION OF ANY WEBSITE, APPLICATION, CONTENT, SUBMISSIONS, PRODUCT, SERVICE, OR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OWNED, LICENSED, USED, OR CONTROLLED BY FSGA.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless FSGA from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages, losses, costs, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs) arising out of or in connection with any of the following: (i) your breach or alleged breach of these Terms; (ii) your use of the Site; (iii) your User Content; (iv) your violation of any laws, rules, regulations, codes, statutes, ordinances, or orders of any governmental or quasi-governmental authorities; (v) your violation of the rights of any third party, including any intellectual property right, publicity, confidentiality, property, or privacy right; or (vi) any misrepresentation made by you. FSGA reserves the right to assume, at your expense, the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you. You agree to cooperate with FSGA’s defense of any claim. You will not in any event settle any claim without the prior written consent of FSGA.
Third-Party Sites and Other Information. The Site may contain, as a convenience to you, content, links, and other information submitted by third parties over whom FSGA has no control or responsibility, as well as translations thereof which FSGA may arrange. FSGA has no obligation to monitor, control, or restrict the use of the Site, or third-party websites or services accessible via links available as part of the Site. These other websites or services are not under FSGA’s control, and you acknowledge that (whether or not such websites or services are affiliated in any way with FSGA) FSGA is not responsible for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, decency, or any other aspect of the content of such websites or services. The inclusion of such a link does not imply endorsement of any website or service by FSGA or any association with its operators.
Business Transactions. We reserve the right to transfer any information we obtain through the Site in the event of a joint venture, partnership, merger, or other collaboration with another organization, or in the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets (e.g., further to a reorganization, liquidation, or any other business transaction, including negotiations of such transactions).
Severability; Interpretation; Assignment. If any provision of these Terms is for any reason deemed invalid, unlawful, void, or unenforceable, then that provision will be deemed severable from these Terms and the invalidity of the provision will not affect the validity or enforceability of the remainder of these Terms. The summaries of provisions and Section headings are provided for convenience only and shall not limit the full Terms. FSGA may assign its rights and obligations under these Terms, in whole or in part, to any party at any time without any notice. These Terms may not be assigned by you, and you may not delegate your duties under them, without the prior written consent of an officer of FSGA.
Complete Agreement; No Waiver. These Terms reflect our complete agreement regarding the Site and supersede any prior agreements, representations, warranties, assurances, or discussion related to the Site. Except as expressly set forth in these Terms, (i) no failure or delay by FSGA in exercising any of the rights, powers, or remedies hereunder will operate as a waiver of that or any other right, power, or remedy, and (ii) no waiver or modification of any term of these Terms will be effective unless in writing and signed by FSGA.
Separate Terms and Conditions. From time to time in connection with your use of the Site, access to Content, or receipt of communications from FSGA, it may be necessary for you to consent to policies or terms and conditions in addition to these Terms. You should read carefully any such additional terms and conditions. Any such terms will not vary or replace these Terms regarding any use of the Site or Content, unless otherwise expressly stated.
Investigations; Cooperation with Law Enforcement. FSGA reserves the right to investigate and prosecute any suspected or actual violations of these Terms. FSGA may disclose any information as necessary or appropriate to satisfy any law, regulation, legal process, or government request.
International Issues. FSGA controls and operates the Site from its U.S.-based offices in the United States, and FSGA makes no representation that the Site is appropriate or available for use beyond the United States. If you use the Site from other locations, you are doing so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws regarding your online conduct and acceptable content, if and to the extent local laws apply. We reserve the right to limit the availability of the Site and/or the provision of any content, program, product, service, or other feature described or available through the Site to any person, entity, geographic area, or jurisdiction, at any time and in our sole discretion, and to limit the quantities of any content, program, product, service, or other feature that we provide.
If you have any questions regarding these Terms or the Site, you may contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org