Terms and Conditions

Terms & Conditions

The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association Ltd ("World Snooker" "WS")

Terms and Conditions of Use

1. Purpose

This document and the attachments referred to below constitute a legally binding agreement between you and the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association Limited and its subsidiaries and affiliated companies ("World Snooker", "we" or "us").

These Terms and Conditions set out your rights and obligations and those of World Snooker in relation to your access to and use of the internet site operated by us with the domain name "www.worldsnooker.com" (the "Site" which expression shall include all emails (including Updates by Email as defined below) or other communications sent to you via the Site or from or on behalf of World Snooker) and all information, products, software, services, features and materials contained on or offered in conjunction with the Site.

By accessing the Site you accept without limitation or qualification all of these Terms and Conditions and any subsequent amendments or variations as we, in our sole discretion, may make from time to time.

2. Variation

We may, at our discretion, vary or amend to these Terms and Conditions and any document (including but not limited to the Privacy Policy) which is stated to form part of these Terms and Conditions. All such amendments or variations will be effective as soon as they are posted on the Site or notified to you. The amendment or variation shall apply to your use of the Site and to any services offered to you upon such posting or notification so you must check these Terms and Conditions every time you visit the Site.

3. The Site

3.1 Users

There is currently one category of user whose rights and obligations in respect of the Site are set out below. We reserve the right to introduce other classes of users of the Site, granting privileges to certain classes of users that are not necessarily available to all users.
Anyone who accesses the Site is a visitor (a "Visitor"). Visitors are free to access information about the Site. As a Visitor, you will be able to access material on most areas of the Site.

3.2 System Integrity

You undertake to us that you will not use and that you will not permit the use of any device, software or programming routine that interferes or attempts to interfere with the working and functionality of the Site. You undertake not to take or permit the taking of any action that (in our sole discretion) imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure.

The Site contains robot exclusion headers and you agree that you will not use any robot, spider, other automotive device or manual process to monitor or copy our web pages or the content contained on the Site without our prior written consent.

4. Use of the Site

4.1 Content

The Site and Updates by Email include facts, views, opinions and recommendations of individuals and organisations deemed of interest. We do not guarantee the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of, or otherwise endorse, these views, opinions or recommendations.

The content on the Site, including any research does not constitute any form of advice, recommendation or arrangement by us and is not intended to be relied upon by users.

Any arrangements made between you and any third party named on this Site are at your sole risk and responsibility.

We, in our sole discretion, may add, delete or change some or the entire Site at any time. The content contained in the Site is presented for informative purposes only. The content should not be considered complete nor should it be relied upon without first consulting with the appropriate professional. Nothing contained on the Site should be considered a substitute for professional advice.

4.2 Proprietary information

You acknowledge and agree that the materials used and displayed on the Site including but not limited to text, music, software, sound, photographs, graphics, video, page layout and design, illustration and artwork, names, logos, trademarks, service marks and all other materials are the property of World Snooker and/or its licensors, and are protected by copyright trademark and other laws.

You agree not to modify, copy, reproduce, re-publish, upload, post, transmit, rent, loan, sell, lease, license, sub-license or distribute any material on the Site or create in any way content and/or derivative works based on the content of the Site or the Site itself or services provided by, or on behalf of World Snooker in whole or in part without our prior written consent.

4.3 Forums and Bulletin Boards

The Site may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities and/or other message or communication facilities (including the facility to add information or articles on a specified subject) (together "Forums"). You are solely responsible for any and all information you distribute, disseminate, publish, post or upload ("Postings') using the Site and any consequences that may result from your Postings. You agree that you will be solely liable for any errors or omissions contained in that Posting. Access to and use of the Forums is subject to these Terms and Conditions.

By way of example and not limitation your Postings shall not:

(1) infringe any rights of third parties (including, but not limited to any intellectual property rights publicity rights or privacy rights) which such third parties may have in their domestic jurisdictions;

(2) violate any law, statute or other governmental or supra-governmental connection or regulation (including, without limitation, those regulations relating to export control, consumer protection, unfair competition, misleading advertisements, and to discrimination);

(3) be defamatory, libellous, threatening or harassing;

(4) be obscene, indecent, or contain pornography;

(5) contain any virus or other computer programming routines, which are intended to damage, interfere with insert or extract data or personal information used on or by the Site;

(6) advertise of offer to sell any goods or services for any commercial purpose without our express written consent;

(7) falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded to the Site.

You agree and acknowledge that we are not, and do not hold ourselves out as, a publisher with respect to Postings. Accordingly we make no representation or warranty that we will read or screen Postings for content or compliance with these Terms and Conditions or otherwise exercise any form of editorial control over the same. We reserve the right at all times to disclose any information necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse or remove a Posting or to remove any information or materials in whole or in part at our sole discretion.

4.4 Permission to use Postings

You agree to hereby grant us a perpetual royalty free, fully paid-up licence directly (or indirectly through our agents or distributors) to use, distribute, sub-license, display, perform, modify, lease and market, reproduce, copy, and re-publish the Postings (and any information contained therein) and prepare derivative works thereof in any form or format and via such media as we in our sole discretion may deem fit.

4.5 Disclosure of Personal or Confidential Information

You undertake not to either include in any Posting, or otherwise disclose on or in connection with your use of the Site any confidential information or Personal Information (as defined in our Privacy Policy) relating to third parties without their express written consent.

You acknowledge that in the course of utilising the Site and concluding transactions on it you may receive certain confidential information that has been provided by other users. You agree and undertake to keep such information confidential and not to disclose any part of such information to any third party, unless required to do so by law. Such information shall not be used for any purpose without the prior written consent of the user to whom such information is confidential.

If you provide Personal Information in your Postings you should be aware that this Personal Information would be public and available to any user unless you expressly tell us in writing not to publish your Personal Information. Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself. Please read our Privacy Policy before you submit any Personal Information.

5. Updates by Email

We may give you the option to subscribe to our email service ("Updates by Email) which will update you on events organised by us and other events, news or articles which we consider to be of interest to you. Your use of the content received through the email news service will be subject to these Terms and Conditions.

If you use the Online Contact Form, we may automatically sign you up to receive Updates by Emails (although you will be given the option to opt-out of receiving such emails on registration). Please refer to our Privacy Policy.

6. Links to third party sites

Third parties or we may provide links to other web sites or resources. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and are not an endorsement by us of the contents of such third party web sites. We have no control over such sites and resources and you acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources and do not endorse and are not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, product, services or other materials on or available from such sites or resources.

You further acknowledge and agree that we shall not be responsible or liable directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance of any such content, goods or services on or available through any such site or resource. If you decide to access linked third party web sites you do so at your own risk. Any concerns regarding any external links should be directed to its respective site administrator or web master.

If you would like to link to the Site please read and comply with the following guidelines and all applicable laws. A web site that links to the Site:

(a) may link to, but not replicate, the content of the Site;

(b) must not create a frame or any other browser or border environment around the Content;

(c) must not in any way imply that World Snooker is endorsing it or its products or services;

(d) must not misrepresent its relationship with World Snooker;

(e) must not present false information about World Snooker;

(f) must not be a web site or WAP site that infringes any intellectual property or other right of any person or that otherwise does not comply with all relevant laws and regulations;

(g) must not be a web site or WAP site that contains content that could be construed as distasteful, offensive or controversial.

We expressly reserve the right to request that any link in breach of these terms is removed and to take whatever other action we deem appropriate.

7. Privacy

You are asked to read our Privacy Policy, which forms a part of these Terms and Conditions and sets out the way in which we handle your personal data.

8. General

8.1 Termination of these Terms and Conditions

We reserve the right to suspend or terminate your account, which is or appears to us to be in breach of any of the provisions of these Terms and Conditions, including the provision of false registration details or other misuse of the services offered through this Site. If you hold such a suspended or terminated account you may not re-register for the Site without our prior consent. We may pursue any other remedy legally available to us if you fail to comply with any of your obligations contained in these Terms and Conditions.

If any proceeding is brought by or against you under the bankruptcy or insolvency laws of any jurisdiction, we shall be entitled to terminate these Terms and Conditions forthwith.

8.2 Indemnity

You agree to pay, indemnify, and hold World Snooker (and its directors, officers, employees and agents) harmless from any and all liabilities, obligations, losses, damages, penalties, actions, judgements, suits, costs, expenses or disbursements of any kind or nature whatsoever with respect to:

(1) Any third party claim, action or allegation of infringement, misappropriation, or violation of copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights of any third party based on any content (including but not limited to your Postings) submitted by you;

(2) any breach of these Terms and Conditions by you;

(3) any third party claim action or allegation brought against World Snooker arising out of in relation to a dispute between Members or in relation to your use or misuse of the Site; and/or

(4) any action taken by World Snooker under your instructions in relation to the use of the Site.

8.3 Disclaimer of Warranties

Your use of the Site and any services offered on or in connection with your use of the Site is at your sole risk. Services provided with the Site are provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis. We to the fullest extent permitted by law disclaim all warranties, including but not limited to warranties of title, fitness for a particular purpose, merchantability and non-infringement of proprietary or third party rights. We make no warranties about the accuracy reliability, completeness or accuracy of the material, services, software, text, graphics, and links.

We make no warranty that:

(1) the service will meet your requirements;

(2) the service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error free; or

(3) the quality of any services information or other material obtained by you through your use of the Site will meet your expectations.

If your use of the Site will require your replacing equipment or data you will be responsible for the costs of such replacement.

Your use of the Site and services offered in connection with the Site is at your own risk. If you are dissatisfied with any part of the services the Site or with these Terms and Conditions or any other rules or policies your sole remedy is to discontinue use of the Site.

8.4 Limitation of Liability

You expressly understand and agree that we shall not be liable for any direct (other than for death or personal injury arising directly from use of the Site), indirect incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages including but not limited to in relation to all types of damages, loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or intangible losses (even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages) resulting from:

(1) the use or the inability to use the Site or any service provided in connection the Site.

(2) the cost of procurement of substitute and services resulting from any, data, information, services purchased or obtained and messages received and transactions entered into through or from the Site;

(3) unauthorised access to or alteration of your transmissions or data;

(4) statements or conduct of any Member or third party in relation to the Site or;

(5) any other matter relating to the Site or service provided in connection with the Site.

In no event will our liability arising out of or in respect of these Terms and Conditions exceed £500 except in relation to death or personal injury.

Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties with a limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages. Accordingly some of the above limitations of this section 8.4 may not apply to you.

8.5 No Association

No agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchiser-franchisee relationship between World Snooker and you is intended or created by these Terms and Conditions.

8.6 No Assignment

You may not assign your rights or delegate (or sub-contract) your duties under these Terms and Conditions.

8.7 Suspension or Discontinuance of Service

Without prejudice to Clause 8.1 World Snooker may suspend or discontinue the Site or your access to the Site with or without cause and with or without notice.

8.8 Force Majeure

World Snooker shall not be liable for any failure to perform its obligations under these Terms and Conditions if such failure results from any act of God or other cause beyond its reasonable control (including without limitation, any mechanical, electronic or communications failure)

8.9 Entire Agreement

These Terms and Conditions (as amended from time to time) comprises the entire agreement between you and World Snooker in relation to your use of the Site and governs the use of the Site and any services provided to you in connection with the Site. Without prejudice and subject to Clause 3.1 it replaces and voids any prior agreement between you and World Snooker, whether written or verbal, in relation to the Site or any services provided to you in relation to the Site. You may also be subject to additional terms and conditions when you use affiliate or other World Snooker services, third-party content or third-party software.

We make no claims that the Site is appropriate for any particular purpose or audience, or that it may be downloaded outside of the United Kingdom. Access to the Site or use of the Site may not be legal by certain persons in certain countries.

8.10 Severability

Each provision of these Terms and Conditions excluding or limiting liability shall be construed separately, applying and surviving even if for any reason one or other of those provisions is held to be inapplicable or unenforceable in any circumstances.

8.11 No waiver

No waiver by us shall be construed as a waiver of any proceeding or succeeding breach of any provision.

8.12 English law

All legal issues arising from or related to the use of the Site or any services provided in relation to the Site shall be construed in accordance with and determined by the laws of England and you hereby agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.

The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association Limited is a private limited company by guarantee registered in England and Wales under number 01607454 whose registered office is at Ground Floor, Albert House, 111-117 Victoria Street, Bristol BS1 6AX.