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Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions

Aston Villa Football Club Limited Terms and Conditions

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE

TERMS OF WEBSITE USE

Welcome to the official webSite of Aston Villa Football Club Limited (the “Club”)(“us”, “we” or “our”). This terms of use (together with the documents referred to in it) tells you the terms of use on which you may make use of our webSite www.avfc.co.uk (our Site), whether as a guest or a registered user. Use of our Site includes accessing, browsing, or registering to use our Site.
Please read these terms of use carefully before you start to use our Site, as these will apply to your use of our Site. We recommend that you print a copy of this for future reference. 
By using our Site, you confirm that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to comply with them. 
If you do not agree to these terms of use, you must not use our Site.

OTHER APPLICABLE TERMS

These terms of use refer to the following additional terms, which also apply to your use of our Site:
· Our Privacy Policy, which sets out the terms on which we process any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us and information about cookies on our Site. By using our Site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate. 
· Our Acceptable Use Policy, which sets out the permitted uses and prohibited uses of our Site. When using our Site, you must comply with this Acceptable Use Policy.
· Our Cookie Policy, which sets out information about Cookies on our Site. If you purchase goods or services from our Site then additional terms will apply.

INFORMATION ABOUT US

This Site is a site operated by the Club. We are registered in England and Wales under company number 3375789 and have our registered office and main trading address at Villa Park, Birmingham, B6 6HE. Our VAT number is 687889830. We are a limited company.

CHANGES TO THESE TERMS

We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page. 
Please check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you. 

CHANGES TO OUR SITE

We may update our Site from time to time, and may change the content at any time. However, please note that any of the content on our Site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update it.
We do not guarantee that our Site, or any content on it, will be free from errors or omissions.

ACCESSING OUR SITE

Our Site is made available free of charge.
We do not guarantee that our Site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. Access to our Site is permitted on a temporary basis. We may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of our Site without notice. We will not be liable to you if for any reason our Site is unavailable at any time or for any period.
You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our Site.
You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our Site through your internet connection are aware of these terms of use and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.

YOUR ACCOUNT AND PASSWORD

If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party.
We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms of use.
If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user identification code or password, you must promptly notify us at web.support@avfc.co.uk.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our Site, and in the material published on it.  Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.
You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our Site for your personal use and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to content posted on our Site.
You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.
Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our Site must always be acknowledged.
You must not use any part of the content on our Site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.
If you print off, copy or download any part of our Site in breach of these terms of use, your right to use our Site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

NO RELIANCE ON INFORMATION

The content on our Site is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our Site.
Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our Site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our Site is accurate, complete or up-to-date.

HOW WE MAY USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION 

We will only use your personal information in accordance with our Privacy policy.

LIMITATION OF OUR LIABILITY

Nothing in these terms of use excludes or limits our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, or our fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited by English law.
To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to our Site or any content on it, whether express or implied. 
We will not be liable to any user for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:
· use of, or inability to use, our Site; or
· use of or reliance on any content displayed on our Site. 
If you are a business user, please note that in particular, we will not be liable for:
· loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;
· business interruption;
· loss of anticipated savings;
· loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or
· any indirect or consequential loss or damage.
If you are a consumer user, please note that we only provide our Site for domestic and private use. You agree not to use our Site for any commercial or business purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.
We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our Site or to your downloading of any content on it, or on any website linked to it.
We assume no responsibility for the content of websites linked on our Site. Such links should not be interpreted as endorsement by us of those linked websites. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

UPLOADING CONTENT TO OUR SITE

Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload content to our Site, or to make contact with other users of our Site, you must comply with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.
You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those standards, and you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of that warranty. If you are a consumer user, this means you will be responsible for any loss or damage we suffer as a result of your breach of warranty.
Any content you upload to our Site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. You retain all of your ownership rights in your content, but you are required to grant us and other users of the Site a limited licence to use, store and copy that content and to distribute and make it available to third parties. The rights you are giving us to use material you upload are described in the next paragraph (Rights you you are giving us to use material you upload 
).
We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content posted or uploaded by you to our Site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.
We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any content posted by you or any other user of our Site.
We have the right to remove any posting you make on our Site if, in our opinion, your post does not comply with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.
The views expressed by other users on our Site do not represent our views or values.
You are solely responsible for securing and backing up your content.

RIGHTS YOU ARE GIVING US TO USE MATERIAL YOU UPLOAD

When you upload or post content to our Site, you grant the following licenses:
· to the Club, a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, transferable, royalty free license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform your user generated content in connection with the service provided by the Site or our own purposes and across all different media.
· In addition to third parties, a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, transferable, royalty free license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform your user generated content in connection with the Site or their own purposes.

WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR VIRUSES AND YOU MUST NOT INTRODUCE THEM

We do not guarantee that our Site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.
You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access our Site. You should use your own virus protection software.
You must not misuse our Site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our Site, the server on which our Site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our Site. You must not attack our Site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our Site will cease immediately.
We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of the Site or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.

LINKING TO OUR SITE

You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.
You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.
You must not establish a link to our Site in any website that is not owned by you.
Our Site must not be framed on any other Site, nor may you create a link to any part of our Site other than the home page.
We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.
The website in which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.

THIRD PARTY LINKS AND RESOURCES IN OUR SITE

Where our Site contains links to other Sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only.
We have no control over the contents of those Sites or resources.
Such links should not be interpreted as approval by us of those linked websites or information you may obtain from them. We have no control over the content of those sites or resources.

COPYING, DOWNLOADING ETC FROM OUR SITE

You may not copy, download, republish, reproduce, broadcast, transmit in any manner whatsoever any material from the Site except as is strictly necessary for your own personal non-commercial use except as follows:
a) permission is granted to down load the materials contained on this Site to a single personal computer and to print a hard copy for personal, non-commercial use.
b) permission is granted for you to copy extracts of texts from news articles that appear on this Site (excluding without limitation photographs, illustrations, logos, match reports, match statistics and audio and video materials) for non-commercial supply, in text format only, to individual third parties for their personal non-commercial use, but only if:
1) you acknowledge our Site as the source of the extract and include a prominent reference to the Site’s URL. If the supply is via the internet such acknowledgement must include a hypertext link to this Site: and
2) you inform the third party that the conditions set out in this clause apply to him/her and that he/she must comply with them: and
3) you reproduce the extracted material in complete and unmodified form and, if the supply by you is via the internet, that you do not frame the extract within your own website.
For the purposes of these terms, non-commercial supply or use shall mean that neither you nor any third party may charge for viewing any materials that have been down loaded or copied from this Site and neither you nor any third party can use materials from this Site to attract others to buy goods or services.

CHILDREN

We recognise that children under the age of 18 will be accessing this Site and particularly the Juniors section. However, we would encourage all persons under the age of 13 to consult with their parents or legal guardians before accessing this Site and downloading or uploading any data. Whilst we will use our reasonable efforts not to allow submissions from users who are under the age of 13 we are not responsible if users do not comply with these terms of use.

APPLICABLE LAW

If you are a consumer, please note that these terms of use, its subject matter and its formation, are governed by English law. You and we both agree to that the courts of England and Wales will have non-exclusive jurisdiction. However, if you are a resident of Northern Ireland you may also bring proceedings in Northern Ireland, and if you are resident of Scotland, you may also bring proceedings in Scotland.
If you are a business, these terms of use, its subject matter and its formation (and any non-contractual disputes or claims) are governed by English law. We both agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

CONTACT US

To contact us, please email web.support@avfc.co.uk.
Thank you for visiting our Site.

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FROZEN 2019/20 SEASON CARD COMPETITION

Friday 22nd February 2019

Terms and Conditions

Promoter: Aston Villa Football Club Limited, Villa Park, Birmingham, B6 6HE (Registered company number 3375789) (“Aston Villa”)

1. ELIGIBILITY 

This Competition is open to any person resident in the United Kingdom at the time of entry.

You must be aged 13 or over to enter this Competition. Note that, due to Aston Villa’s ticket terms and conditions, any person aged under 14 (on the day of entry) must be accompanied by an adult when  attending a match at Villa Park.

Employees of Aston Villa or its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising or promotion agencies are not eligible, nor are members of these employees’ families (defined as parents, children, siblings, spouse and life partners).

2. HOW TO ENTER 

There will be one way to enter the Competition

Entry via YouTube

On Friday 22nd February 2019, Aston Villa will publish a post on the Official Aston Villa YouTube Channel containing a live stream of a frozen ice block containing an Aston Villa 2019/20 Season Card.

To enter the Competition, you must comment on that post stating the date and time (day, month and time) of when you think the ice block will have melted before 3pm (GMT) on Saturday 23rd February 2019. For example, “22/2 5:30pm” 

You MUST NOT edit your comment before the Competition has been completed and the Winner selected. ANY ENTRIES CONTAINED WITHIN EDITED COMMENTS WILL NOT BE COUNTED. If you have made a mistake with your guess that you wish to change, you should delete your comment and post a new comment BEFORE the closing time stated above.

Note that:

• the ice block will be deemed to have melted when there is no ice remaining
• Aston Villa will be the sole judge, in its discretion, of the time that the ice block was deemed to have melted and the Season Card is flat on the surface;
• any units of time shorter than a minute (for example, seconds) will be disregarded for the purposes of the Competition, you are therefore encouraged not to include seconds or other smaller units of time in your comment;
• only one entry per person is permitted. If you submit multiple guesses, only your first guess will be counted;
• your comment must be visible to Aston Villa; • if your comment containing your entry is deleted before the Competition has completed and a Winner has been selected, it will not be counted.
• Aston Villa may share or post the live stream of the ice block onto other media channels – only comments on the relevant steam on the Aston Villa Official YouTube channel will be counted towards the competition.

Entry constitutes full and unconditional acceptance of these Terms and Conditions. Aston Villa is not responsible for lost, corrupted or delayed entries. Aston Villa reserves the right to disqualify anyone who it believes violated these Terms and Conditions.

4. COMPETITION PERIOD 

There is one Competition Period as follows:From the time of the relevant post on the Official Aston Villa YouTube channel on Friday 22nd February 2019 to 3pm (GMT) on Saturday 23rd February 2019.

5. USE OF YOUR ENTRY

Personal data which you provide when you enter may be used for future Aston Villa marketing activity if you indicate your consent to such activity (if applicable). Otherwise your personal data will be used by Aston Villa and agents acting on Aston Villa’s behalf only for the operation of this Competition. If you are a winner of the Competition you agree that Aston Villa may use your name, image and town or county of residence to announce the winner of this Competition and for any other reasonable and related promotional purposes.

6. PRIZE

There will be one Prize as follows:

• 1 x 2019/20 Aston Villa Season Card in the general stadium bowl (location subject to availability)

Prizes are as stated and are not transferable. No cash alternatives available. Aston Villa reserves the right to substitute the prizes with prizes of equal or greater value.

Prizes may be considered as a taxable benefit to the winner. The Winner will be directly responsible for accounting for and paying to HMRC, or other relevant tax authority, any tax liability arising on their Prize. Please contact marketing@avfc.co.uk for any query related to the taxable amount for reporting to HMRC, or other relevant tax authority.

7. SELECTION OF THE WINNER

All valid entries will be submitted as per the rules in the “How To Enter” section.

The Prize Winner will be the person who guesses the correct time (to the minute) that the frozen block of ice containing a season card as displayed in the live stream accessed via the relevant YouTube live stream.

In the event more than one person guess the correct time, the Winner shall be selected randomly by Aston Villa from the pool of people who correctly guessed the correct time.

In the event that no one guesses the correct time, the person closest to the correct time (to the nearest minute) will be the Winner. In the event that more than one person are closest to the correct time, the Winner shall be selected randomly by Aston Villa from the pool of people who were closest (to the minute) to the correct time.

For the purposes of determining the correct time, any unit of time smaller than a minute (e.g. seconds) will be disregarded.

The Winner will be notified via YouTube within 24 hours of the end of the Competition (i.e. the point at which the ice block has melted) and asked to contact the Club with further contact details. If the potential winner has not confirmed receipt of the notification and provided the relevant details to claim the Prize within one week of notification hours of each draw, an alternative winner will be selected on the same basis as described above. The Winner may be asked to provide identification and proof of address proving their eligibility before they are entitled to receive the Prize. The Winner may be required to participate in further publicity or advertising.

Accepting a Prize constitutes acceptance of these terms and conditions. Notwithstanding this, if a Winner does not confirm agreement and acceptance of the above, Aston Villa reserves the right to withdraw the Prize and select an alternative winner on the same basis as described above.

The Prize is for use by the Winner only and is not transferable. Use of the Prize and entry to Villa Park is subject to Aston Villa’s season ticket terms and conditions and Ground Regulations. The Prize will not be awarded to anyone who is subject to a current Football Banning Order or is banned from attending Villa Park. Aston Villa reserves the right to withdraw the Prize at any time if any terms and conditions relevant to the use of the Prize (including these Terms and Conditions) have been breached.

8. WINNER LIST

The Winner must provide, and consents to his/her surname and county of residence being made publicly available upon request. The Winner’s name will be available for a period of 28 days after the selection of the Winner by written request to marketing@avfc.co.uk.

9. OTHER

No correspondence will be entered into regarding either this Competition or these Terms and Conditions. In the unlikely event of a dispute, Aston Villa’s decision shall be final. Aston Villa reserves the right to amend, modify, cancel or withdraw this Competition at any time but only before the delivery of the Prize, without notice.

Participants in this Competition agree that Aston Villa will have no liability whatsoever for any injuries, costs, damage, disappointment or losses of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly from acceptance, misuse or use of a prize, or from participation in this Competition. Nothing in this clause shall limit Aston Villa’s liability in respect of death or personal injury arising out of its own negligence or liability arising out of Aston Villa’s fraud.

Aston Villa cannot guarantee the performance of any third party and shall not be liable for any act or default by a third party.

Insofar as is permitted by law, Aston Villa, its agents or distributors will not in any circumstances be responsible or liable to compensate the Winner or accept any liability for any loss, damage, personal injury or death occurring as a result of taking up the Prize except where it is caused by the negligence of Aston Villa, its agents or distributors or that of their employees. Your statutory rights are not affected.

These terms and conditions shall be governed by English law, and the parties submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

10. SPIRIT OF THE COMPETITION

If an entrant attempts to compromise the integrity or the legitimate operation of this Competition by hacking or by cheating or committing fraud in any way, Aston Villa may seek damages from that entrant to the fullest extent permitted by law. Further, we may, in our absolute discretion, disqualify that entrant’s entry to this Competition and may ban the entrant from participating in any of our future promotions, so please play fairly.

AVFC Official
By @AVFCOfficial 31st March 2016