ToppsFootball - Terms & Conditions

Area of Application

  1. TOPPS is operator of the virtual world ToppsWorld. Members and users of the services provided on these platforms will hereinafter be referred to as „users“.
  2. TOPPS delivers all services to the user exclusively based on these Terms and Conditions (hereinafter „Terms and Conditions“). These regulate the use of the services on ToppsWorld, provided by TOPPS, as well as the relationship between TOPPS and the users of the service.
  3. The Terms and Conditions apply to all content, functions, tools and other services (hereinafter summarised as services) that TOPPS provides through ToppsWorld. In addition to the Terms and Conditions, the Privacy Policy as well as the „Conditions of Participation in Competitions“ for the participation in competitions apply.
  4. Prerequisite for the conclusion of a contract is that you are of legal age or act with the consent of your legally authorised representatives (e.g. example parents).
  5. The contractual partner of TOPPS is authorised to create a user account for themselves or another person and to grant this person („user“) the authorisation to use the services provided. If the use of the services is granted to another person through the contractual partner, especially an underage person, it lies within the responsibility of the contractual partner to ensure that all obligations that arise from these Terms and Conditions are fulfilled by that person and the contractual partner is also to be held liable for the behaviour of this person towards TOPPS. Apart from that, the clauses 7.4, 9.5, 10.1 apply. A user account is non-transferable.
  6. With the use of the services offered and respectively with the registration to ToppsWorld, the user accepts these Terms and Conditions. Conflicting Terms and Conditions, explicitly also potential Terms and Conditions of users, are herewith explicitly rejected. They only apply if TOPPS has expressly and in written form agreed to them. In particular, the mere omission of a rejection on the part of TOPPS regarding other Terms and Conditions does not imply that these were agreed upon.
  7. The Terms and Conditions are available for the user on www.toppsfootball.co.uk via the link „Terms and Conditions“ at any point in time.
  8. TOPPS reserves the right to change these Terms and Conditions in the future. In this case, TOPPS will notify you of any changes to the Terms and Conditions via email in advance and point out that the changes are considered accepted, unless you object to them within four weeks, or if you use the service again after being notified of the change of Terms and Conditions. If the customer objects to the changes, TOPPS is entitled to terminate the contractual relationship with immediate effect.
  9. Our services may contain links to other websites. We make an effort only to display links on websites that, at the point of linking to them, have been deemed safe. However, TOPPS does not have any influence on the content of the linked pages and the contents of the linked websites can therefore be changed without our knowledge. We would like to point out that we do not continuously monitor the contents of the linked websites. We do not comply with the contents which will be available on or via such sites or sources and deny any liability or guarantee for these. For the content of external or embedded pages, the Terms and Conditions of the respective providers apply.

Technical Requirements

  1. To use ToppsWorld, you will need a computer with internet access, an internet connection as well as browser software. For the use and playback of the contents, your computer has to be equipped with the necessary output devices (sound card, speakers, etc.), as well as appropriate software.
  2. Creating the required technical conditions is the sole responsibility of the user. TOPPS would like to point out that through use of the internet, further costs and fees charged by third parties may be incurred (e.g. supply of internet access, connection charges). TOPPS recommends the use of a broadband connection that charges for connection in a lump sum („flat rate“).

Service Description

  1. Within the scope of technical and operational limitations, TOPPS grants access to the services it provides on the internet to the users. In this context, the user receives simple, non-transferable usage rights to the services provided within the scope of these Terms and Conditions.
  2. Services on ToppsWorld are constantly updated, modified and expanded on. The user therefore receives usage rights to the specific service only within the current version. The user has no claim to an update of the respective game. The user does not have a claim towards TOPPS to provide certain functions and to continuously keep them available.
  3. The use of the services rendered within the context of these Terms and Conditions through TOPPS for profit-making purposes or other commercial purposes is not permitted.

Usage and Contract Conclusion

  1. TOPPS offers its services exclusively to consumers. Contracting parties can only be persons who (i.) are no less than 18 years old, (ii.) whose legal representatives have agreed to the usage or (iii.) who are 17, but not yet 18 years old and who pay for the contractual services through means provided to them for this particular purpose or for use at their discretion by their legal representative or, with their consent, by a third party.
  2. In order to use the services provided on ToppsWorld, users have to register a user account on ToppsWorld.
  3. The user account will only be created on the condition that the user fills in all data fields that are marked as required within the registration form completely, truthfully and accurately, accepts the validity of the Terms and Conditions and agrees to the data storage and use as detailed in the Privacy Policy.
  4. On registration, the user enters a first (free) contractual relationship with TOPPS, regulated by these Terms and Conditions.
  5. By ordering cost-related content (referred to as „ Membership“), the registered customer enters another contractual relationship with TOPPS which is separate from the registration and is also regulated by these Terms and Conditions. The user is notified of the cost of the service and the current applicable prices and terms of payment prior to the conclusion of this contractual relationship. This additional contractual relationship regarding payable services is created when the customer accepts the payment obligation by clicking on the confirmation field on the corresponding web page.
  6. Every user needs to have a valid email address to register a user account. After you have completed the registration process, TOPPS will confirm the conclusion of contract by sending an email to the email address that you provided during the registration process.
  7. The contract is concluded only when the confirmation email has been sent to you. TOPPS will store your contractual data in accordance with the regulations governing the protection of data and send the articles of agreement along with the confirmation email in accordance with clause 4.6. You can access your contractual data at any point in time via the My Profile section. The provision of the email address only serves to confirm the user account and for TOPPS to establish contact with the customer, the email address will not be forwarded to other TOPPS users.
  8. Legally binding statements (e.g. changes in conditions of participation, cancellation or other notifications) may be sent to the member via email, using the email address provided during the registration process. These statements shall be considered delivered if they are accessible in the email inbox under normal conditions. Member access is password protected. At registration, the user is obligated to choose a safe password (at least 6 characters in length, consisting of letters, numbers and special characters). The user is obligated to keep their password secret and not to forward it to third parties. In this context, TOPPS points out that its employees will not ask a user for their password at any point in time, neither during conversations/telephone conversations, nor via email.
  9. The user is obligated to notify TOPPS immediately, if they become aware of unauthorised third parties having knowledge of their password. If, through the negligence of users, third parties should use the ToppsWorld services with their password, the users shall be personally liable for any damages incurred to TOPPS.

Availability and Functionality

  1. TOPPS strives to keep ToppsWorld accessible 24 hours per day and 7 days per week. Because of maintenance work or technical issues of e.g. communication networks, it is possible that access to ToppsWorld will be either temporarily limited or interrupted completely. TOPPS therefore does not assume any liability or guarantee for the uninterrupted availability or the uninterrupted usability of ToppsWorld.
  2. TOPPS strives for smooth operation, efficient functioning and functionality of ToppsWorld. However, the user accepts that software is never free of errors and that technical errors cannot be excluded generally. The user also acknowledges that for communication over the internet, various computers with various software in various configurations interact, which generally causes difficulties in terms of smooth functionality. That is why TOPPS does not accept liability or guarantee for the function or functionality of ToppsWorld, potentially offered downloads therein and for the error-free operation of the hardware and software used for and by ToppsWorld.

Payment

  1. In principle, the use of ToppsWorld is free. If additional services and features are used on the site, a paid membership (Membership) is required. The usage charges as well as the scope of the chargeable services provided by TOPPS result from the Prices and Benefits that are valid at the time of conclusion of the respective contract. Prices and Benefits can be accessed at the membership benefits page. Term-dependent payments are to be made in advance. Due fees are exclusively payable through the payment options listed on the website or the price list.
  2. The offer of using cost-related content through TOPPS constitutes a binding offer for the user for the purpose of concluding a contract.
  3. TOPPS stores the user order and the order data that was provided. The user will receive an order confirmation.

Contract Period, Contract Extension, Cancellation, Blocking

  1. The respective contract period of a Membership results from our Prices and Benefits. The list of prices and services is accessible at the membership benefits page.
  2. The contract for a Membership automatically expires at the end of the contract length and can be renewed at any time afterwards.
  3. When ordering a cost-related service (Membership), the user will be notified about the respective contractual period, the contract’s start and end date with the receipt of the order confirmation.
  4. If you or a user, who uses the service through a user account provided by you, violate the Code of Conduct as set out by TOPPS, or in another way violate these Terms and Conditions, TOPPS, without prejudice to the right of extraordinary cancellation is authorised to block the access to the service through the respective user account either temporarily in parts or completely. As far as is reasonable, the blocking requires a previous warning issued by TOPPS in order to give you the possibility to resolve the issue. A previous warning is not required if the blocking is necessary to avert any possible damage to TOPPS, a business connected to TOPPS, or other users of the service. Blocking of access for the aforementioned reasons does not invalidate the obligation of the customer to pay for the cost-related content (Membership). In case of the blocking of a user account, the affected user is not permitted to gain access to our services through new or different user accounts.
  5. Even after the termination of a contract, the regulations as detailed in clauses 10.1, 10.4, 11.4, 14 and 15 apply

Right of Withdrawal

  1. Every user can withdraw a declaration to conclude a contract within two weeks without stating any reasons.
  2. The respite of two weeks begins at the earliest with receipt of these policies in writing and at the latest at conclusion of the contract, if you confirm the receipt of these policies through clicking on the appropriate field.
  3. The withdrawal is to be declared in written form and to be directed to TOPPS via email. The timely dispatch of the withdrawal shall be deemed sufficient for compliance with the terms of withdrawal. The withdrawal is to be sent to:

General Responsibilities of the User and Obligatory Supervision

  1. Members are obligated to ensure that users keep to these Terms and Conditions and the resulting obligations. Members shall be held fully responsible for all actions made through their member account. The following obligations are thereby also applicable to users who are members of the household and who are not members themselves.
  2. Upon registration, you shall be obligated to provide truthful, current and complete information as requested for the registration form.
  3. You are not allowed to use our service or parts of it for commercial purposes of any kind, offer our services through you as services or provide access to our services without obtaining prior written consent from us; e.g. imitate, sell, rent out, use or offer them for your own or third party promotional purposes.
  4. You are obligated to ensure that your access to our services is used exclusively by yourself or by authorised users (see clause clause 1.5). You are furthermore required to keep your access data, especially passwords, secret and you are also required to ensure that the passwords of the users will be kept secret by them. You are also obligated to immediately notify TOPPS of any fraudulent use of passwords or user accounts.
  5. By taking appropriate measures, you have to ensure that the users who use the services through a user account provided by you, keep to these Terms and Conditions and specifically also to any and all obligations arising out of these Terms and Conditions. You shall be held responsible for all actions that a user takes through your access to our service. Parents are obligated to support and supervise the use of the service by minors. A breach of aforesaid duty can lead to a blocking of your access in parts or completely and/or a cancellation of your contract (see clauses 7.4).
  6. Each member must undertake to refrain from acts and to keep other users from committing acts that disrupt or may disrupt the functionality of the services of TOPPS (e.g. through software or other scripts). This applies specifically also to the use of ‚robot’, ‚spider’ or ‚offline reader’ software that automatically generates user requests via the internet.

Liability and Forbidden Practices

  1. The liability for any and all information, data, texts, audio files, photos, graphics, videos, messages or other material (‚content’), that is stored, published or transmitted by using ToppsWorld, lies exclusively and without limitations with the person who this content originates from; so e.g. content that the member or an authorised user created themselves, but also content that the member or an authorised user have obtained from other sources, and which they store, publish and/or transmit using www.toppsfootball.co.uk, lies exclusively and without limitations with the member.
  2. TOPPS does control certain content that members publish but does not store content users store, and/or transmit through ToppsWorld and therefore does not assume any liability for the accuracy, adequacy, quality and and conformity with the law of such content that is not controlled by Topps.
  3. Within the context of the use of the services, you or other users are prohibited from carrying out illegal activities, especially:
    1. storing, publishing and/or transmitting content that according to the appropriate legal regulations or to an assessment of TOPPS is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, inflammatory, extremist, racist, or otherwise objectionable or harmful to minors in any way or impairing their development, is especially pornographic, glorifying violence or otherwise harmful to minors;
    2. store, publish, and/or transmit content that violates the rights of third parties, especially patents, brands, copyrights or ancillary copyrights, confidential business information, personal rights or proprietary rights;
    3. store, publish and/or transmit content that contains software viruses or other information, files or programs that are designed to interrupt, damage, destroy or limit the functionality of computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
    4. store, publish and/or transmit content that the member is not permitted to disclose;
    5. impersonate another person, for example a representative of TOPPS, or someone in another way authorised for these services, or misrepresent an affiliation to such people, or give false personal details (e.g. CV, qualifications);
    6. forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifying marks in order to disguise the origins of any content transmitted through the service;
    7. store, publish or transmit unrequested advertising, commercial advertising, junk or mass emails (‚spam’), chain letters, snowball systems or other advertising;
    8. harass, insult, threaten, defame, cause distress or embarrass or cause any other type of harm to anyone, whether it is a natural person or a legal entity or a corporation, or claim or spread untruthful things about a natural person or a legal entity or a corporation;
    9. collect, store or transmit personal data about other users without their consent.
    10. Even though TOPPS does not check or control user content, TOPPS still reserves the right to reject, block, delete content, or to publish content in a different location within the service that is accessible via www.toppsfootball.co.uk, without stating any reasons and with immediate effect, in particular user content that, to the knowledge of TOPPS, is in violation of these Terms and Conditions.

Hosting; User-posted Content

  1. We permit you to use our services in accordance with the statutory regulations and the regulations of these Terms and Conditions, for the purpose of storing content, publishing, transmitting and sharing with other users. TOPPS does not supervise you and does not claim any ownership of your content.
  2. By using our services, you commission us with the storing and making available of your contents within our services in their current or future form, in accordance with the provisions of these Terms and Conditions.
  3. You acknowledge and agree that, within our services and through that, in the vicinity of your content, potentially also before and after your content (especially for pictures, audio entries and videos) advertising marketed by us may be performed and you hereby explicitly declare your agreement with this procedure. In order to improve usability of our services, especially through a search function, you also permit us to create smaller pictures (thumbnails) of pictures and videos and to use them within the services of TOPPS. You also acknowledge that the technical processing and transmission of our services, including the content submitted by you, may necessitate transmittals through different networks and/or making technical changes, in order to match the technical requirements of connected networks or other technical devices.
  4. You guarantee that you or users who use the services through a user account provided by you have all the necessary rights regarding the content for which you are using our services to store, publish and/or transmit and that therefore, no third-party rights of any kind, no legal provisions and no provisions of these Terms and Conditions, specifically not the provisions set out in clause 10.3, are violated. In the event that you yourself are not owner of the rights to content which you have submitted, you guarantee that all transfers of rights, licenses, agreements, consents and other have been obtained by you. In the event that you violate these guarantees or one of them, you release us from any liability towards third parties in accordance with clause 15 and indemnify us fully.
  5. TOPPS is authorised to store content and forward it to third parties, if required by law to do so, or if in good faith belief that such measures are necessary and legally authorised, to (a) fulfil legal regulations or to respond to an official order (court order, official injunction), (b) enforce these Terms and Conditions, (c) to react to a notification of an infringement by third parties or (d) to protect and defend the rights, property or personal safety of TOPPS, its users or the public.

Infringement Notifications

  1. TOPPS respects the intellectual property of others and asks its users to do the same.
  2. If you feel that you are suffering infringement of your copy rights through content of another member/user who uses the service www.toppsfootball.co.uk for the storage, publication or transmission of their content, please inform us of this providing the following information:
    1. a description of the copyrighted work that has been violated in your opinion;
    2. a description of where the material can be found that is violated in your opinion;
    3. an electronic or handwritten signature of the person who is authorised to act for the bailee;
    4. your postal address, telephone number and email address;
    5. a statement by you that you have good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorised by the copyright owner, its agent or the law;
    6. a statutory declaration from you that the the above information is truthful and that you are the owner of the copyrights or that you are authorised to act for the bailee.

Data Protection

  1. Please find detailed information about data protection within our Privacy Policy. The Privacy Policy is accessible from the footer of www.toppsfootball.co.uk.

Liability and Limitation of Liability

  1. Claims for compensation against TOPPS are excluded, irrespective of the legal basis, unless TOPPS, its legal representatives or auxiliary persons have acted wilfully or in gross negligence. For ordinary negligence, TOPPS shall only be liable if a contractual obligation essential to meeting contractual ends has been violated by TOPPS, its legal representatives or executive employees or auxiliary persons. In this case, the claim to damages shall be limited to contract-typical, foreseeable damage.
  2. The preceding liability limitations and exclusions are not applicable to damage claims resulting from damages to life, body, health, the assumption of a guarantee as to condition or a fraudulent concealment of defects through TOPPS.
  3. Damage claims against TOPPS are subject to a limitation period of twelve months after origination, unless they result from tort or wilful intent.
  4. If liability of TOPPS is excluded, this also applies to businesses associated with TOPPS as well as the personal liability of its officers, employees, representatives and assistants, partners and auxiliary persons of TOPPS and/or the ones of businesses associated with TOPPS.

Exemption from Liability

  1. With this, you declare that you indemnify and hold TOPPS, businesses connected with TOPPS as well as its officers, employees, representatives and assistants, partners and auxiliary persons of TOPPS and/or the ones of businesses connected to TOPPS, harmless from any claim or demand made by any third party due to or arising out of content you store, publish and/or transmit within the services of TOPPS, or that are made against you because of your use of our services or because of violations of these Terms and Conditions or the violation of rights of third parties through you. This also includes reasonable attorney fees and costs of court.

Trademarks and other Proprietary Rights of TOPPS

  1. You acknowledge that all rights to the services of TOPPS and its labels „TOPPS“, „ToppsWorld“ , including any trademark, patent, (intellectual) property or license rights or other rights or comparable legal positions in relation to them belong exclusively to TOPPS.
  2. All rights to programs, services, procedures, software, technologies, brand names, trademarks, inventions and materials belonging to TOPPS are the exclusive property of TOPPS. TOPPS is the owner of all usage rights to the above rights. The use of all programs and content contained therein, materials as well as brands and trademarks is exclusively permitted for the purposes detailed in these Terms and Conditions. Any duplication of the programs, services, procedures, software, technologies, brand names, trademarks, inventions and materials that are the property of TOPPS is forbidden, unless explicitly permitted through TOPPS.

Applicable Law, Place of Performance. Place of Jurisdiction, Other

  1. UK law applies, with the exclusion of the UN Sales Convention.
  2. Place of performance and sole place of jurisdiction is, as far as legally permissible, Milton Keynes, UK.
  3. No ancillary verbal agreements have been made. A business relationship or any other legal relationship besides the usage agreement regulated herein does not exist through the activity within our services. Modifications to the contractual terms must be made in written form. This shall also apply to the suspension or modification of this clause.
  4. If certain terms of the contract should be or become invalid completely or in parts, the validity of the remaining provisions shall not be affected. In the event of such an invalidity, the contractual partners will replace the ineffective provisions with legally effective ones that correspond, as far as possible, to the intended economic purpose of the provision to be replaced. This also applies to any regulatory gaps in which no regulation exists.
  5. TOPPS has the right to commission third party service providers and auxiliary persons with the provision of parts of or the entire TOPPS performance spectrum, as long as this does not place the customer at a disadvantage.
  6. If any individual provisions of these Terms and Conditions or of the contract should be or become invalid or incomplete, this shall not affect the validity of the remaining Terms and Conditions and of the contract. Insofar as the provisions have not become part of the contract or are ineffective, the content of the contract shall be governed by statutory provisions.