Terms and Conditions
sportBlogs.co.uk – Terms and Conditions
1. Use of our website
1.1 This website (“the site”) includes other materials originated or provided by us which are on the site or are on our other websites but reached via links on the site. The site is controlled and operated by us from our offices in England.
1.2 These terms and conditions replace all other terms and conditions previously applicable to the use of the site.
1.3 By accessing the site (whether you register to use any of our Services or not), you agree to be legally bound by these terms and conditions as they may be modified and posted on the site from time to time.
1.4 If you do not wish to be bound by these terms and conditions then you may not use the site. Please note that the site is available only to individuals who can form legally binding contracts under applicable law.
1.5 You agree to use the site only for lawful purposes, and in a manner that does not infringe the intellectual property or other rights of anyone else, nor restrict or inhibit their use and enjoyment of the site.
1.6 If you breach these terms and conditions then your permission to use the site terminates immediately. We retain the right to deny access to the site to any person when we reasonably believe they have failed to comply with these terms and conditions.
1.7 We reserve the right to make changes or corrections to, or alter, suspend or discontinue any aspect of, the site or the content or services available through it, including your access to it. Unless explicitly stated to the contrary, any new features including new content, shall be subject to these terms and conditions.
2. Nature of our website
2.1 The site provides:
2.1.1 information and content provided by us and third parties; and
2.1.2 opportunities to add your own Content
2.1.3 facilities for users to contact each other via the site (“Communications”)
(each of which are ‘Services’). The site describes the Services in more detail.
2.2. Although the general content on the site is suitable for users of any age, you must be over 18 years to use the Services displayed on our website.
3. Using our Services on our website
3.1 To use our Services you will need to follow the procedures set out on the site. Where you use any Service consisting of Communications, the additional terms set out under “Communications” below also apply.
3.2 You undertake that all details you provide to us for the purpose of and in the course of using the Services will be correct. We reserve the right to obtain verification of the authenticity and ownership of these details before taking any other steps to provide the Services.
4. Content you provide to us
4.1 The following also applies to all messages, emails, bulletin boards, postings, ideas, photographs or other graphics, suggestions, concepts or other material submitted by you to us (‘Content’):
4.1.1 you must own or have the right to submit Content for publication by you on the site and all Content submitted by you must be legal, honest, decent and truthful and comply with all applicable laws, regulations, standards and/or codes of practice;
4.1.2 you must ensure that all Content submitted to us does not infringe the copyright, design, privacy, confidentiality, publicity, data protection, trade mark or any other rights of any third party, nor be obscene, abusive, threatening, libelous or defamatory of any person or organization, or be otherwise unlawful;
4.1.3a If you are an individual acting in a private capacity you must ensure that the Content does not advertise or otherwise solicit funds and is not an advertisement for or solicitation of services or products now or at any point in the future;
4.1.3b If you are a club or organization, you may promote your services or products that, in our exclusive opinion, promote the aims and objectives of sportBlogs Network. You may not make first or unsolicited contact with any individual member.
4.1.4 we are not the publisher of the Content which you submit to us, and we have no responsibility for it. We do not make a practice of doing so, but we reserve the right to routinely monitor Content and may edit, reject or remove Content if we believe it does not comply with the above and, in particular, block incoming or uploading emails, comments and other Content if we believe that their content is or may be inappropriate or is contrary to our interests or otherwise does not comply with the above.
4.2 You grant us a non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty free, worldwide license to include on the site all Content that you submit for inclusion on the site, and to use such Content in any other way. You have sole responsibility for the Content which you submit to us.
5.1 You are solely responsible in all respects for all use of and for safekeeping the confidentiality of any username, email verification and password that may be given to you or selected by you for use on our website. You may not share these with or transfer them to any third parties. You must notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of them or any other breach of security regarding the site that comes to your attention, at email@example.com
5.2 This site is as secure as we can reasonably make it adopting security and anti-virus practices routinely used and adopted as a matter of good practice. However, you should understand that every internet site, and any computer that connects to the internet, as well as all internet communication, is susceptible to attack by computer hackers and viruses. We will do all we reasonably can to protect this site and all internet communications passing between us and you, but we cannot be held responsible for any losses fairly attributable to your failure to take reasonable precautions to prevent interception of or interference with any such communications (including, without limitations) failure to use and keep up to date firewalls and anti-virus software on your own computer..
6. Use of Services and online content
6.1 Unless otherwise specified all content and materials included by us on the site are presented solely for your private, personal and non-commercial use.
6.2 Where Content or any other third party supplied content is included on the site, you understand that we do not in any way control or endorse such Content or other content or any services or products referred to in any content supplied by any third party referred to in any content. All Content or other content supplied by third parties, is included on the site in good faith but we do not (to the extent permitted by applicable law) accept responsibility for the accuracy or otherwise of such Content or other content (whether included on or offline) or the use of such Content or content, or for use of any services or products referred to in any such Content or content supplied by any third party referred to in any such Content or content, except for content provided by us which relates directly to the Services.
6.3 We have used our best endeavours to ensure that the site complies with UK laws. Those who visit the site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with all applicable laws. If use of the site and/or viewing of it, or use of any material or content on the site or services, or products offered through the site are contrary to or infringe any applicable law in your jurisdiction(s), you are not authorized to view or use the site and you must exit immediately.
6.4 We make no representations and give no warranties, express or implied that the Services are available in any particular jurisdiction outside the UK or that making the Services available in any jurisdiction outside the UK is permitted under any applicable non-UK laws or Regulations. Accordingly, if making the Services or any part available in your jurisdiction or to you (by reason of nationality, residence or otherwise) is prohibited, those Services are not offered to you. You accept that if you are resident outside the UK, you must satisfy yourself that you are lawfully able to use the Services.
All materials (including text and images) on the site are our copyright or that of third parties. Anyone may view the contents of the site on screen and use it for information purposes. Anyone may reproduce reasonable extracts from the site for their personal use or private study and save a copy of them on their local hard disk for their personal use or private study only. Otherwise no part of the site or of any material on it may be reproduced or used by anyone in any form or for any purpose whatsoever without their obtaining our prior written consent or that of any other copyright holder. No part of the site may be included in any other website, or transmitted in any form, or by any means, nor may any link to the site be created on a website.
8. Trade Marks
The ‘sportBlogs‘ name and logo are our registered trademarks and the ‘SportBlogs Network’ name and logo is our trademark (for which we have applied or have obtained registration), and they may not be used or reproduced without our consent. Other names, images, slogans and logos used on the site identifying us or third parties or their products and services may also be our registered or other trade names, service marks or trade marks and/or those of third parties and may not be used or reproduced without the consent of the relevant owners.
9. No License
Nothing contained in these terms and conditions or on the site may be construed as conferring any licence or right under any trademark or copyright of ours or of any third party.
10. Linked sites
We make no representations whatsoever about any other websites which you may access through the site or which may link to the site. When you access any other website you understand that it is independent from us and that we have no control over the content or availability of that website. In addition, a link to any other website does not mean that we endorse or accept any responsibility for the content, or the use of, such a website and we shall not be liable for any loss or damage caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any content, services or products available on or through any other website or resource. Any concerns regarding any external link should be directed to its website administrator or web master.
11. Interference with our website
You must not attempt to interfere with the proper working of the site and, in particular, you must not attempt to circumvent security, tamper with, hack into, or otherwise disrupt any computer system, server, website, router or any other Internet connected device.
12.1 The content on or via the site is provided without any charge to you as a visitor to this site and it is intended for the provision of the Services and your general information, in an effort to provide the public with helpful information and to provide the Services. It is not intended to be and it should not be treated as advice (in particular not as legal advice), but is made available on an “as is” basis, and not as, or with, any express or implied warranty, representation or endorsement as to any matter product or service, or as whether any content is appropriate or available for use in locations outside the UK. Whilst we try to ensure that the content on the site is complete and accurate and up to date, sometimes there may be a delay in updating this information. In any event, we can accept no responsibility for any error, inaccuracy, incompleteness or inapplicability of any content, whether the content is originated or provided by us or third parties.
12.2 If you or any other person rely on or use Content or other content on the site you do so at your own risk and must satisfy yourself independently that it fully meets your needs.
12.3 We make the site available to you on the basis that, to the fullest extent permissible by law, we exclude all liability whatsoever for any loss or damage or inconvenience or other consequence, or for any direct or indirect damages, arising out of or in connection with the use of the site or reliance upon its contents, or inability to use the site or content on the site.
12.4 We do not warrant that the site or functions contained on the site will be continuously available, uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that the site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs or represent full functionality, accuracy or reliability of the materials. We cannot accept any liability either as to the foregoing or for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system which may occur as a result of you using the site.
12.5 Any times or dates stated in relation to our Services are estimates only. We will make all reasonable efforts to provide Services within the time specified, but we do not accept liability for any failure to do so within that time.
12.6 YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND SAVE FULLY HARMLESS TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW US AND OUR EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS AND AGENTS ON DEMAND FROM AND AGAINST ALL LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTIONS LOSS, ANY OTHER LOSSES, CLAIMS, PROCEEDINGS, LIABILITY, DAMAGES, COSTS AND EXPENSES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LEGAL FEES AND COSTS) DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY ARISING OR SUFFERED, SUSTAINED OR INCURRED BY US OR YOU OR ANY OTHER/S, AS A RESULT OF THE USE BY YOU FOR WHATEVER PURPOSE OF THE SERVICES OR THE SITE OR ANYTHING ON THE SITE (INCLUDING ANY CONTENT ON THE SITE SUBMITTED BY YOU).
12.7 This clause 12 does not apply to any liability we may have for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence or for our fraudulent misrepresentation.
12.8 We consider that, as a charity, it is reasonable for us to exclude liability and to require an indemnity to the above extent.
12.9 If any of these provisions, that is to say, any of these terms or part/s of these terms, is deemed unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable by reason of the laws of any territory in which these terms are effective then the provision/s concerned will be deemed severable from the remaining provisions and will not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions which shall remain in full force and effect.
13.1 We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data is kept securely and to respect the information privacy of all visitors to the site.
13.2 The site and its agents use up-to-date security technology features and procedures.
13.3 We are the data controller of all personal information collected from the site.
13.4 We track and analyze general usage of the site. Data generated solely from that activity does not, however, contain personal information, but simply records how many people access particular pages.
13.5 We may store information about you and your activity in cookies. ‘Cookies’ are small pieces of information sent by an organization to your computer and stored on your hard drive to allow that organization to identify you when you next visit. If you want to turn-off any cookies or delete any that are already on your computer, please refer to the instructions for your file management software to locate the file or directory that stores cookies. Further information on deleting or controlling cookies is available at www.sportsblogs.co.uk
13.6 We only process personal information collected openly from you as you travel through the site.
13.7 Any personal information collected by us will be processed for the purpose of providing information or a service or Services to you, for administration purposes, or for our charitable purposes. We will obtain personal information from you when, for example, you complete any online forms, make any enquiry, or register with us for any purpose.
13.8 Explanations will be given at the point of the collection (e.g. an application form) about how your data will be used. The site will then indicate the uses to which any personal data collected from you will be put.
13.9 If we ask you to contact someone for further information or services or products or Services, an explanation of the purposes for which any personal information collected from you will be used will be given by that contact person.
13.10 We also take appropriate measures to ensure that the information disclosed to us is kept secure, accurate and up to date and kept only for so long as is necessary for the purposes for which it is used.
13.11 We may pass your information to any third party, to any of our subsidiary companies, and to our agents to assist with carrying out our own purposes, but not, unless you explicitly consent, to other organisations who may share our objectives or to other third parties for any purpose. We do not sell on or rent lists or information to others. We may also need to disclose your information if required to do so by law.
13.12 If you use standard e-mail for communication with us, this will not be protected and you should be aware that we cannot guarantee that it remains confidential whilst in transit. All e-mail sent to us will be monitored and checked to ensure its systems operate effectively.
13.13 This privacy statement only covers the site – any links within this site to external websites run by others organizations are not covered by this policy.
14. Comments, complaints, and reporting faults or misuse
If you have any comments about this site, or if you have any complaints or wish to report any technical problems with the site or misuse by other users (e.g. they fail to adhere to these terms and conditions), please contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by writing to us at our address below.
15.1 All notices shall be given:
15.1.1 to us, by email at email@example.com
15.1.2 to you, to either the email, sportBlogs Network message system or postal address you provide during any use of the site.
15.2 Notice will be deemed received when an email is received in full (or else on the next business day if it is received on a weekend or a public holiday in the place of receipt) or three days after the date of posting.
16. Applicable Law
All of these terms and conditions are governed by and construed in accordance with English Law. All claims or disputes arising out of or in connection with the site shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.
Collection and Use of Personal Information
Disclosure of Personal Information
We will share your personal information with our agents, representatives, service providers and contractors in order to offer you services in connection with our website, communicate news and information, provide customer service, enhance and improve your experience when using the website.
These third parties are provided with your information only to the extent necessary to serve these purposes, or as otherwise authorized by this policy. Aside from the purposes described above, we will not disclose your personal information only in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, for insurance when we are legally obliged to do so, or we consider that an emergency situation requires disclosure before your permission can be obtained (e.g., situations involving potential threats to personal safety), or to protect our rights or property, or the rights or property of another person. We may share aggregated demographic and statistical information with our other partners. This will not be linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.
Viewing and Updating Your Information on www.sportblogs.co.uk
You can access your personal member information at any time as described on the website. You can make changes to your information and update your membership details at any time.
You also can unsubscribe from email from sportBlogs by updating your communication options, as described on the website
Links to Other Websites
Communications – Additional terms
Your account is for your personal use only. You may not authorize others to use your account, and you may not assign or otherwise transfer your account to any other person or entity. You are responsible for keeping your user name and password(s) confidential. You acknowledge that Sportblogs is not responsible for third party access to your account that results from the sharing by you or the theft or misappropriation of your user names and passwords.
Risk Assumption and Precautions
Sportblogs does not vet members or buddies of this service. You assume all risk when using the Services, including but not limited to all of the risks associated with any online or offline interactions with others, including meeting up to do sports and activities. You understand that Sports Blog Social Network is unable to guarantee the accuracy of information provided to you by or about other Registered Users, and that sportBlogs is unable to confirm that any Registered User is who he or she claims to be. SportBlogs does not warrant and is not responsible for ensuring that Registered Users or other users of the Services are in compliance with the Agreement. You agree to take all necessary precautions when communicating with or meeting individuals through the SportBlogs Network. In addition, you agree to review and follow the recommendations set forth on the website, which will be provided to you on registration to sportBlogs Network and is available from all pages of the sportBlogs Network website
Sports Blog Social Network makes no guarantees or warranties, either express or implied, regarding the availability of compatible individuals using sportBlogs Network website or as to the conduct of such individuals.
Reporting of Violations
You will promptly report to sportBlogs (i) any violation of the Agreement by others, including but not limited to, other Registered Users of which you become aware, and (ii) any known or suspected unauthorized access to your account.
Unique and Bona Fide Profile
As a Registered User of the sportBlogs Network, you will create only one unique profile. In addition, your use of the SportBlogs Network must be for bona fide sports companionship purposes in order to maintain the integrity of the sportBlogs Network (for example, you may not become a Registered User solely to compile a report of disabled people or volunteers in your area, or to write a school research paper). Not all Registered Users are available for linking. From time to time, sportBlogs may create test profiles in order to monitor the operation of the Services.
No Harassment of Sports Blog Social Network Employees or Agents.
You will not harass, annoy, intimidate or threaten any Sportblogs employees or agents engaged in providing any portion of the Services to you.
To resolve a complaint regarding the Site or Service, you should review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) or contact us via e-mail to, firstname.lastname@example.org