UEFA Information System – Terms and Conditions of Use

The object of these terms and conditions of use (hereinafter the “Agreement”) is to govern the relationship between Union des Associations Européennes de Football (UEFA) and all its subsidiaries, including without limitation, UEFA Events SA (hereinafter “UEFA”) and the users of the Information System (hereinafter the “User”) (both hereinafter referred to as the “Parties” or each as a “Party”) in relation to the access to and use of the Information System. 

1. Object

1.1 UEFA has developed an information system for the purpose of processing, publishing, and sharing information and documents related to football (“Information System”) with Users listed by UEFA including without limitation the User.

2. Grant of rights and access control

2.1 In consideration of the User agreeing to adhere to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, UEFA hereby grants to the User a non-exclusive, non-transferable and non-assignable right to access and use the UEFA Information System on the terms and conditions set out in this Agreement during the term of this Agreement which shall last from the first sign into the Information System unless and until this Agreement is terminated in accordance with Clause 11 ("Term").

2.2 The User hereby agrees and acknowledges that the rights of access to and use of the UEFA Information System are granted by UEFA personally and only to the User in accordance with the authentication process set out in this Agreement.

2.3 The login information ("Credentials") shall be communicated to the relevant User personally at the email address provided by the User. The login name and password (minimum 8 characters, including one capital letter, one lower case letter, one number, and special character) designated by the User or UEFA must be changed immediately upon receipt to a password freely selected by the User but complying with the same rules.

2.4 The UEFA Information System services shall become available to the User upon notification of his/her personal Credentials.

2.5 The User shall at all times during the Term keep confidential and not disclose to any third party the Credentials and shall immediately notify UEFA if he/she knows or has grounds for suspecting that any Credentials have become known to anyone other than the User. In these circumstances the User shall immediately change the password. If necessary, the User must request new Credentials from UEFA.

2.6 UEFA reserves the right to deny, cancel and/or refuse access to the User, if UEFA determines, in its sole discretion that such access is or may be damaging to UEFA's interests and/or the UEFA Information System.

3. Technical requirements

3.1 The User shall be fully responsible for ensuring that the User's computer and/or User’s computer system complies with all applicable laws and reasonable security precautions.

3.2 The User shall be fully responsible for the compatibility of the hardware and software used for connecting to the UEFA Information System and for all backup arrangements.

3.3 UEFA disclaims any responsibility for any defects which may exist or for any costs, loss of profit, loss of data or consequential losses arising from User's breach of these technical requirements.

4. Use of the UEFA Information System

4.1 The User shall use the UEFA Information System only in a manner consistent with this Agreement, and in accordance with the guidelines provided by UEFA and generally in such a way as to ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, in particular with regards to copyright, trademark, privacy, defamation, data protection and other standards or laws addressing the disclosure of confidential or private information.

4.2 The User shall adhere to all terms and conditions of use posted on the UEFA Information System from time to time.

4.3 In the event of any unauthorised use of the UEFA Information System, UEFA reserves the right to immediately suspend, restrict or terminate the access to the UEFA Information System for any User and to terminate this Agreement for breach of a material term pursuant to Clause 11.

5. UEFA Content

5.1 "UEFA Content" means all information and material of whatever nature (including without limitation all statistics, data, databases, documents, files, pictures, trademarks, logos and trade secrets whether created or assembled by UEFA and its employees or its independent contractors) included on the UEFA Information System.

5.2 The User hereby acknowledges and agrees that UEFA Content is for the User's personal and professional use only and shall be treated as confidential information and not disclosed to third parties without the prior written consent of UEFA. The User shall undertake all necessary measures in order to preserve and ensure the strict confidentiality of such UEFA Content.

5.3 Although UEFA has taken all reasonable care that the UEFA Content is accurate at the time of publication, no representation or guarantee (including liability towards third parties), expressed or implied, is made as to its accuracy, reliability or completeness.

6. Ownership and use of software

6.1 All software provided by UEFA for the use of the UEFA Information System is and remains at all times the sole and exclusive property of UEFA.

6.2 The User is prohibited from copying, reproducing in all or in parts, editing, mixing or integrating with or into other software, any software provided by UEFA.

7. Ownership of the UEFA Information System

7.1 All rights, titles and interests (including all copyrights and other intellectual property rights) in the UEFA Information System including without limitation its look and feel, structure, layout and all UEFA Content belong exclusively to UEFA in perpetuity.

7.2 UEFA hereby reserves all rights in all trademarks, service marks, logos and other distinctive brand features of UEFA and the UEFA Information System whether now existing or developed in future.

8. Costs

8.1 The use by the User of the UEFA Information System shall be free of charge (no subscription fee). The User shall bear all other costs in relation to the access to the UEFA Information System, including, without limitation, all own hardware and software installation and all Internet connection costs, access provider charges, communications costs, etc.

9. Privacy Policy

9.1 By using the Portal, the User may provide UEFA with or UEFA may collect certain personal data and certain other information about the Users. By accessing or using the Portal, or submitting personal information to the Portal, the User agrees to UEFA's use of such data in accordance with the Information System Privacy Policy set out at [to be completed].

10. Disclaimers

10.1 UEFA agrees to use reasonable endeavours to maintain the UEFA Information System in a fully operating, error-free condition during the Term. However, UEFA cannot guarantee that the UEFA Information System will always be fully operational or error-free, UEFA assumes no responsibility for any defects which may exist or for any costs, loss of profit, loss of data or consequential losses arising from User's use or interpretation of information or services contained on the UEFA Information System or from User's inability to access the UEFA Information System.

10.2 The User's use of the UEFA Information System is on an "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" basis and at the User's sole risk, without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties and terms and conditions or merchantability, suitability and fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of third party rights.

10.3 Any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the UEFA Information System is done at the User's own discretion and risk and the User will be solely responsible for any damage to its computer system or loss of data that results from the download of any such material.

11. Limitation of liability

11.1 The User expressly acknowledges and agrees that UEFA shall not be liable, under any circumstances to the User for any loss or damage of whatever nature suffered by the User in connection with the use of the UEFA Information System. The limitation of liability shall not extend to liability for death or personal injury resulting from negligence or any other liability, which is not permitted by law to exclude or limit.

11.2 In no event will UEFA be liable for any decision made or action taken in reliance on UEFA Content or for any consequential, special, similar damages, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.

12. Termination

12.1 Either Party may terminate this Agreement:

12.1.1 with immediate effect by written notice to the other Party if the other Party breaches any material term of this Agreement. 12.1.2 without any cause upon 30 days written notice to take effect at the end of a month.

12.2 In addition, UEFA may terminate this Agreement with immediate effect by written notice to the User if the User loses its quality of User listed by UEFA.

12.3 The termination of this Agreement shall be without prejudice to any existing rights and/or claims that the terminating Party may have against the other, and shall not relieve such other Party from fulfilling the obligations accrued prior to such termination.

13. Effects of termination

13.1 Upon termination of this Agreement, all rights granted to the User shall immediately and automatically revert to UEFA. Thereafter the User shall immediately cease to access the UEFA Information System and use the Credentials.

14. Confidentiality

14.1 Each Party shall keep the contents of this Agreement and all information disclosed to it or obtained by it pursuant to this Agreement confidential save where disclosure is required by law. The Parties agree to undertake whatever measures are necessary to preserve the confidentiality of the content of this Agreement and such information including ensuring compliance with this confidentiality undertaking by their employees, agents, advisers and/or auditors.

15. Governing Law and Place of Jurisdiction

15.1 This Agreement shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the substantive laws of Switzerland, without regards to conflicts of laws and principles thereof.

15.2 Any dispute or differences between the Parties hereunder or relating to the subject matter of this Agreement shall be settled exclusively by the Courts of Nyon, Switzerland. Nevertheless, UEFA reserves the right to pursue any legal proceedings in the competent courts at the defendant’s domicile.

UEFA Information System – Privacy Policy

1. Information collection and use.

1.1 In the context of using the UEFA Information System, UEFA collects certain personal data upon your first connection to the UEFA Information System. UEFA commits to protect personal data and to comply with data privacy and security laws in support of its business processes in order to ensure adequate protection of your personal rights. In particular, UEFA undertakes to process personal data in accordance with this Policy, the Swiss Federal Act on Data Protection of 19 June 1992 and its Ordinance and with any other applicable local legislation.

1.2 UEFA may ask for your name, email address, and some other non-sensitive personal information upon your first connection to the UEFA Information System in order to receive published and shared information and documents related to football.

1.3 Once you register with UEFA and access the UEFA Information System, you are not anonymous to UEFA. You therefore declare having been clearly and specifically informed about such processing and the possible disclosure of personal information to third parties and expressly consent to such a use of your personal data.

1.4 UEFA may also automatically receive and record non-sensitive information on its server logs from your browser, including your internet protocol (IP) address, which identifies your computer, and the page you requested for debugging purpose.

1.5 UEFA may set and access its own cookies on your computer. A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier that is sent to your browser from a website's computer and stored on your computer's hard drive. By using the UEFA Information System, you agree to the above use of cookies.

1.6 UEFA uses its own cookies and information collected for number of purposes, mainly to:

1.7 If you prefer not to receive cookies while browsing the UEFA Information System, you can set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies and refuse the cookie when your browser alerts you to its presence. You can also refuse all cookies by turning them off in your browser, although you may not be able to take full advantage of the UEFA Information System if you do so.

2. Information sharing and disclosure

2.1 UEFA will not sell, rent or transfer your personal data to third parties, such as but not limited to IT service supplier, consultants and any other third party processing personal data on behalf of UEFA, without your consent and for reasons other consistent with the purpose for which the data were originally collected or for other purposes authorized by law. However, by approving this Privacy Policy, you expressly give your consent and agree to the disclosure of your personal data by UEFA and your consent is deemed to be given to third parties when:

2.1.1 UEFA needs to send the information to the police/state authorities to carry out security controls in relation to venues or events you have requested access to. 2.1.2 UEFA needs to send the information to third parties who work on behalf of or for UEFA to provide a product or service you have requested. Unless otherwise stated so, these third parties are prohibited to use the personal data UEFA provides to them beyond what is necessary to provide the product or service to you. 2.1.3 UEFA needs to comply with court or authority orders. 2.1.4 UEFA finds that it is necessary, as determined in UEFA’s sole discretion, to investigate, prevent or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, emergency situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any persons, violations to of the terms and conditions of use or as otherwise required by law.

2.2 Before disclosing your personal data to third parties, UEFA will ensure that sufficient security measures and adequate data protection are guaranteed by the third party and take reasonable steps to ensure compliance with those measures.

2.3 In particular, UEFA ensures that an adequate protection is guaranteed for personal data to be transferred abroad. In some specific cases when this level of protection is not guaranteed, UEFA will obtain your prior consent or establish with the recipient of personal data a contractual framework or sufficient safeguards that ensure an adequate level of protection abroad.

2.4 As part of its internal data auditing process, UEFA may conduct regular checks on processing by third parties, especially with respect to security measures.

3. Access to your personal data

3.1 Upon request sent to the UEFA Legal Services unit, you have the right to request information on personal data related to you which are processed by UEFA. You may access your personal data and request that inaccurate or incomplete information be corrected, or eventually the deletion of the data where the purpose of data processing has lapsed or ceased to be applicable for other reasons.

3.2 UEFA may refuse, restrict or defer the provision of information where a formal enactment so provides, where this is required to protect the overriding interests of third parties and/or where its own overriding interests so require.

4. Data security

4.1 UEFA defines and implements the appropriate technical and organisational measures necessary to maintain the security of personal data, according to the nature of the personal data processed and the circumstances of the processing, with the objective of avoiding (in the realm of the possible and having regard to the state of the art) non-authorised or unlawful processing or access (Confidentiality), its alteration (Integrity) and/or, loss (Availability).

4.2 If you communicate with UEFA otherwise than by the UEFA Information System (e.g. by e-mail), you should however note that the secrecy of Internet is uncertain. By sending sensitive or confidential e-mail messages or information which are not encrypted you accept the risk of such uncertainty and possible lack of confidentiality over the Internet.

5. Data retention and archiving

5.1 UEFA does not, as a matter of business practices, maintain personal data longer than necessary for the purposes stated, unless otherwise agreed to by the User. In particular, as soon as possible after the termination of the Agreement, personal data will be deleted by UEFA.

6. Miscellaneous

6.1 The Privacy Policy is available at any time through the UEFA Information System and may be revised from time to time. Notice of significant revisions will be provided through the UEFA Information System and will apply automatically unless you decide to cancel your UEFA Information System account.

7. Applicable Law

7.1 This Privacy Policy and all matters arising out of or related to this Privacy Policy shall be governed by the substantive laws of Switzerland, without regards to conflicts of laws and principles thereof. Any controversy, claim or dispute between Users and UEFA arising out of or relating to this Privacy Policy shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of Nyon, Switzerland, and each party hereby irrevocably consents to the jurisdiction and venue of such Court

8. Corporate Users or Company Front Office users

8.1 By accepting the corporate user role and approving this Privacy Policy on behalf of or for others, you confirm having obtained prior to data capture the written acceptance of this Privacy Policy by the data subject. You accept the responsibility of informing each person or entity comprised in your target population of these rules and procedures. UEFA is entitled to require at any time the written acceptance of any data subjects. Any breach of this obligation will lead to termination of the Agreement according to Clause 11.

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