FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION BOARD (IFAB)
8001 Zürich, Switzerland
The International Football Association Board (“The IFAB”, “we”, “us”, “our”) is pleased to provide its websites www.theifab.com, www.footballrules.com and www.lawsofthegame.com (“IFAB Websites”), as well as further services, content and software, such as the IFAB Web Shop and the Laws of the Game App (“Services”), subject to the following Terms of Service and any documents referred to in them (“Terms”).
Date of issue of these Terms of Service: December 2022
1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
1.1 By accessing, downloading, installing, or using the IFAB Websites and/or their Services, whether or not you become a registered user, (“user”, “you”, “yourself”, “your”), you agree to be bound by these Terms, which you acknowledge that you have read and understood. Furthermore, you agree to comply with all directions and instructions given by The IFAB in relation to the use of, and access to, the IFAB Websites and/or their Services and the purchase of Items via the IFAB Websites.
1.2 We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify or otherwise alter these Terms at any time. You must review these Terms on a regular basis and each time you access the IFAB Websites and/or Services, in order to keep yourself informed of any changes, as they are binding on you.
1.3 By using the IFAB Websites and/or their Services, you agree that the posting of new or revised Terms on the IFAB Websites and/or in their Services shall constitute adequate and constructive notice to you of any and all revisions and changes of the Terms. Continued use of the IFAB Websites and/or their Services after any new or revised version of the Terms have been posted, or by explicitly accepting the new Terms upon logging into the IFAB Websites and/or their Services, shall constitute your acceptance of the respective Terms, including any changes to previous versions.
1.4 The use of particular Services may be subject to specific terms of service related to that Service. In using such Services, you agree to be bound by the specific terms of service in force at the time. To the extent that there is any inconsistency between the Terms and any other terms of service, the other terms of service shall prevail in respect of the concerned Service.
2. REGISTRATION AND ACCOUNT
2.1 Certain areas of the IFAB Websites and/or their Services may require registration (“Restricted Areas”). By registering, you represent and warrant that: (i) you are eligible for an account as set forth in these Terms; and (ii) the information you include as part of the registration process is accurate and is not misleading. Accounts may be obtained and used only by: (i) individuals who are at least 18 years old or of legal age in their country of residence if such age exceeds 18; (ii) individuals whose registration has been authorised either by their parents or legal guardian if they are below the legal age in their respective country of residence; or (iii) individuals with the right and authority to act on behalf of an organisation or entity for the purposes of accessing and using the IFAB Websites and/or their Services.
2.2 In respect of your use of these Restricted Areas, you agree to: (i) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself (or the respective organisation or entity on whose behalf you are acting) as prompted by the respective registration form or the order form in the IFAB Web Shop (“Registration Data”); and (ii) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. The IFAB reserves the right to terminate or suspend your account and/or your access to, and use of, the IFAB Websites and/or their Services, at any time and without notice, for any reason, including without limitation, any violation of these Terms.
2.3 You will receive a password and account designation upon completing any registration process or after placing a first order in the IFAB Web Shop. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and account, and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password and account.
2.4 You agree to: (i) immediately notify The IFAB of any unauthorised use of your password or account and any other breach of security; and (ii) ensure that you exit your account at the end of each session. The IFAB cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this clause 2.
3. SUPERVISING CHILDREN
The IFAB is concerned about the safety and privacy of all its users, particularly those not yet of legal age in their respective country of residence. For this reason, parents/guardians who wish to allow their children to access the IFAB Websites and/or their Services should review these Terms and assist the child in setting up any relevant accounts and supervise the child’s access to the IFAB Websites and/or their Services. By allowing your child to access the IFAB Websites and/or their Services, they will be able to access all of the IFAB Websites and/or their Services, which may now or in the future include public and private communication tools, as well as other features that may not be appropriate for use by unsupervised children. Please remember that the IFAB Websites and/or their Services are designed to appeal to a broad audience. Accordingly, as the child’s parent or legal guardian, it is your responsibility to determine whether any of the IFAB Websites and/or their Services, or any information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages, feeds offered through the IFAB Websites and/or their Services (“IFAB feeds”), application programming interface (“IFAB API”), and any other material on the IFAB Websites and/or their Services (“Content”) are appropriate for your child.
4.1 The IFAB Websites and/or their Services are operated by The IFAB, with the support of third party providers appointed by The IFAB, and include Content: (i) created and uploaded by The IFAB or by third party providers appointed by The IFAB (“IFAB Content”); (ii) Content that is uploaded, posted, submitted or otherwise transmitted by users of the IFAB Websites and/or their Services, such as comments, feedback, proposals or any other submissions you submit to the IFAB Websites and/or their Services (“User Submissions”); and (iii) Content that is uploaded, posted, submitted or otherwise transmitted by third parties (“Third Party Content”).
(i) IFAB Content:
4.2 All IFAB Content, including IFAB feeds and the Laws of the Game, is owned by, or licensed to, The IFAB. IFAB Content is provided to you “as is” and shall not be used, reproduced, copied, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, republished, posted, modified, altered (including the creation of HTML links to or from the IFAB Websites), sold, licensed or otherwise exploited for any other purposes than their access and usage on the IFAB Websites and/or their Services. For that sole and exclusive purpose, The IFAB grants you a limited, revocable, non-exclusive licence to access and use the IFAB Websites and/or their Services for non-commercial purposes, in accordance with these Terms. Furthermore, you agree that you shall not reverse engineer or decompile (whether in whole or in part) any software available through the IFAB Websites and/or their Services (except to the extent expressly permitted by applicable law).
(ii) User Submissions:
4.3 You retain all rights in any User Submission that you provide to the IFAB Websites and/or their Services and you are and shall remain solely responsible for your own User Submissions and the consequences of uploading or submitting them.
4.4 The IFAB Websites and/or their Services may in some cases provide unfiltered access to User Submissions. You understand and agree that The IFAB only acts as a platform for such User Submissions and that we have no liability related to such content posted on the IFAB Websites and/or their Services, whether arising under intellectual property laws, libel, privacy, obscenity or other laws. The IFAB cannot, nor does it undertake any obligation to, control User Submissions. By their very nature, User Submissions on the IFAB Websites and/or their Services may be changed frequently, may be inaccurate and, in some cases, may be mislabelled or deceptively mislabelled. The IFAB does not make any representation or warranty, express or implied, as to User Submissions.
4.6 You grant The IFAB an irrevocable, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, sub-licensable, transferable licence to use, reproduce, distribute, modify, prepare derivative works of, display, perform and otherwise disclose to third parties any User Submissions in connection with the IFAB Websites and/or their Services or The IFAB’s (and its successor’s) business, including, without limitation, for the purpose of promoting and redistributing part or all of the User Submissions (and derivative works thereof) in any and all media formats and through any and all media channels. You also hereby grant each user of the IFAB Websites and/or their Services a non-exclusive licence to access and use your User Submissions through the IFAB Websites and/or their Services. You represent and warrant that you own or control all rights in and to the User Submissions and have the right to grant the licence above to The IFAB.
4.7 The IFAB is and shall be under no obligation (i) to maintain any User Submission in confidence; (ii) to pay you any compensation for any User Submission; or (iii) to respond to any User Submission.
4.8 You understand and agree that The IFAB has no obligation to post any User Submission from you or anyone else. In addition, The IFAB may, in its sole discretion, edit, remove or delete any User Submission that you post or submit, as well as terminate your access to the IFAB Websites and/or their Services without notice if, in its opinion, such User Submission infringes another’s intellectual property rights or otherwise does not comply with any provision of these Terms, or for any other reason. In particular, The IFAB reserves the right to determine the final design, layout and functionality of the IFAB Websites and/or their Services, which may involve the review, formatting and editing of User Submissions.
(iii) Third Party Content:
4.9 Your business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, any advertisers and merchants found on or through the IFAB Websites and/or their Services, including payment for and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such advertiser or merchant. You agree that: (i) The IFAB shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisers or merchants on the IFAB Websites and/or their Services; and (ii) any orders placed by you on, and any product specifications and product availability appearing on, the IFAB Websites and/or their Services (including, without limitation, any online store) are subject to confirmation by, and the terms and conditions of business of, the relevant advertiser or merchant.
4.10 Third parties may provide, and the IFAB Websites and/or their Services may contain, application programming interfaces, links or feeds from or to other websites or resources, or certain social media features that enable you to link from certain third-party websites to certain content on the IFAB Websites, share electronically certain content or link to certain content on the IFAB Websites or cause limited portions of content on the IFAB Websites to be displayed or appear to be displayed on certain third-party websites. You may use these features solely as they are provided by us, solely with respect to the content they are displayed with and otherwise in accordance with any additional terms and conditions we provide with respect to such features.
4.11 Subject to the foregoing, you shall not (i) establish a link from any website that is not owned by you; (ii) cause the IFAB Websites and/or their Services, or portions of these, to be displayed, or appear to be displayed by, for example, framing, deep linking or inline linking, on any other site; (iii) link to any part of the IFAB Websites and/or their Services other than the homepage; and (iv) otherwise take any action with respect to the materials on the IFAB Websites and/or their Services that is inconsistent with any other provision of these Terms. The website from which you are linking, or on which you make certain content accessible, must comply in all respects with the Content set out in these Terms. You agree to cooperate with us to end any unauthorised framing or linking immediately. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. We may disable all or any social media features and any links at any time without notice at our discretion.
4.12 Because The IFAB has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that The IFAB is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse, and is not responsible or liable for, any content available on such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that The IFAB shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to have been caused by or in connection with the use of, or reliance upon, any such content, goods, services or any other material available on or through any such application programming interfaces, links or feeds from or to other websites or resources.
4.13 In the event that you wish to establish a link to the IFAB Websites and/or their Services, you expressly agree: (i) not to include the IFAB Websites and/or their Services in the frame of another website; (ii) not to create any third party association with the IFAB Websites and/or their Services; (iii) to properly attribute the IFAB Websites and/or their Services referred to in your link to The IFAB; and (iv) to ensure that the link does not state or imply that The IFAB approves of, sponsors or endorses any other website activity, company, resource or entity, or presents The IFAB and/or its activities in a false, misleading, defamatory or derogatory manner or otherwise damages The IFAB’s reputation or takes advantage of it.
The IFAB reserves the right to require you at any time to remove any link to the IFAB Websites and/or their Services.
4.14 Irrespective of the promise made by you to The IFAB in clause 4.13 regarding the misappropriation and/or any potential confusion in respect of Third Party Content, the link to the IFAB Websites and/or their Services does not permit you to use any IFAB and/or Third Party Content, names, logos, pictures or trademarks, unless separately and previously agreed to in writing by the relevant rights-holder. If you wish to use the IFAB Marks (see Section 6 below), please send your request to: [email protected].
4.15 If you wish to use or display any of the IFAB feeds/IFAB APIs on your website:
(a) the IFAB grants you a non-transferable, royalty free, non-exclusive licence to display such feeds on your website solely for non-commercial purposes and subject to these Terms;
(b) you expressly agree: (i) to ensure that the IFAB feed/IFAB API does not state or imply that The IFAB approves of, sponsors, is associated with or endorses any other website activity, company or entity, resource, content, or presents The IFAB and/or its activities in a false, misleading, defamatory or derogatory manner or otherwise damages The IFAB’s reputation or takes advantage of it; and (ii) to properly attribute the IFAB feeds used to The IFAB to avoid any misappropriation or confusion; and
(c) where possible, you must create a functional link back to The IFAB story or other material summarised by the relevant IFAB feed.
5. TRADEMARK AND COPYRIGHT
5.1 The IFAB, any of The IFAB’s logos, The IFAB’s event marks and product and service names are trademarks and copyright material of The IFAB (“IFAB Marks”). Aside from the right granted to you under clause 4.15 to use the IFAB feeds/IFAB APIs (which may include IFAB Marks), you agree not to display or use the IFAB Marks in any other manner without The IFAB’s prior written permission.
5.2 Certain content on the IFAB Websites and/or their Services is provided by third parties. Any republication or redistribution of such content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written permission of the relevant rights-holders. The IFAB shall not be liable for any errors or delays in content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon. Please consult the respective websites of the concerned rights-holder for additional information.
5.3. The IFAB respects the intellectual property of others. If you believe that any of your intellectual property rights have been infringed on the IFAB Websites and/or their Services, please provide The IFAB with the following information by sending an email to [email protected]: your name, surname, address, email address, type and extent of infringement (date, time, etc.).
6. THE IFAB WEB SHOP
6.1 The Web Shop of The IFAB (“IFAB Web Shop”) is available via www.theifab.com and is operated by The IFAB, with the support of third party providers appointed by The IFAB.
6.2 Your access to and use of The IFAB Web Shop, including any content, functionality, products and services offered on or through The IFAB Web Shop shall be governed by these Terms.
6.3 The items offered for purchase in the IFAB Web Shop (“Items”) are provided to you for its designated, agreed and non-commercial use only. Any other use is strictly prohibited. In particular, the Items (such as the Laws of the Game books) may not be resold, except with the explicit prior written permission of The IFAB and in compliance with the respective conditions as stipulated by The IFAB at its sole discretion. The decision of The IFAB to grant permission to resell any of the Items remains at The IFAB’s sole discretion and may be changed or revoked by The IFAB at any time.
6.4 We offer to sell Items in the IFAB Web Shop to users who are 18 years of age or older and of legal age in their countries. If you are not at least 18 years of age or older and of legal age in your country, you will need the permission of a parent or legal guardian to purchase the Items offered in the IFAB Web Shop. By purchasing Items in the IFAB Web Shop, you are stating that you are at least age 18 or older and of legal age in your country or that you have obtained the permission of a parent or legal guardian to purchase Items in the IFAB Web Shop. If you do not meet this requirement, you may not purchase Items in the IFAB Web Shop.
6.5 The prices of all Items are clearly marked in their description in the IFAB Web Shop and are in Swiss francs. The price shown in the IFAB Web Shop at the moment of the order shall be the price applicable for the invoice. Shipping costs (excluding custom duties, if applicable) will be calculated in the order process in the IFAB Web Shop and shown once you have entered your shipping address. Orders invoiced and shipped within Switzerland are additionally subject to the applicable Swiss taxes, which are also calculated and shown in the order process in the IFAB Web Shop. Please note that Items being shipped outside Switzerland may be subject to local custom duties or other applicable fees or taxes which you must pay in addition to the shipping costs shown in the IFAB Web Shop. Therefore, we recommend that you verify the applicable fees or taxes with your local customs authority before finalising your order. Total price and shipping costs (excluding custom duties) will be sent to you by email after submitting the order. Despite our best efforts, delivery charges of Items may change, and if a delivery charge is significantly higher than the stated charge, we may, at our discretion, contact you for re-confirmation before final shipment.
6.7 When you place your first order via the IFAB Web Shop, a new account will be created for you and the details, including the password, will be automatically sent to the email address entered when creating the order.
6.8 Payment of orders can be made by credit card when placing the order in the IFAB Web Shop, by direct bank transfer after placing the order and in accordance with the invoice and bank details received via email or by other immediate/direct payment solutions if offered in the IFAB Web Shop. All relevant payment information will be encrypted for security.
6.9 Delivery of any Items will be, depending on our current delivery provider, by courier or post after payment of your order.
6.10 Until receipt of the entire payment, the respective Item shall remain the property of The IFAB. In case of delay of payment of more than 30 days, The IFAB has the right to withdraw from the contract and cancel the shipment of the Item(s) and/or reclaim any Item(s) already delivered.
6.11 In case of wrong delivery or a manufacturing defect of an Item, you have a right of return within the respective statutory period. Any defects must be notified to The IFAB within ten days of receipt of the Item, together with a copy of the invoice, and the respective Item shall be returned to The IFAB within the same time period (except if agreed differently between you and The IFAB).
6.12 Orders of Items which cannot be delivered for any reason can be revoked by The IFAB at any time at its discretion. Furthermore, The IFAB reserves the right not to produce or offer Items anymore at any time at its discretion.
7. MODIFICATIONS TO SERVICE
The IFAB reserves the right to, temporarily or permanently, modify or change the format and content of, discontinue or suspend the operation of the IFAB Websites, the Services, the IFAB Content, the User Submissions, and the Third Party Content (or any part thereof), at any time with or without notice and at its sole discretion. You agree that The IFAB shall not be held liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the IFAB Websites, Services, IFAB Content, User Submissions, and Third Party Content. Although The IFAB will take reasonable care in ensuring the IFAB Websites, the Services, and the IFAB Content are up to date, any of the IFAB Websites, the Services, and IFAB Content may be out of date at any given time, and The IFAB is under no obligation to update it.
9.1 The IFAB may, in its sole discretion and without liability to you, with or without cause, in particular if you do not comply with these Terms, with or without prior notice and at any time: (i) terminate your access (whether restricted or not) to the IFAB Websites and/or their Services in whole or in part; and (ii) deactivate or delete any of your accounts and all related information and files in such accounts as well as your User Submissions.
9.2 The IFAB reserves the right to bar anyone at any time from using the IFAB Websites and/or their Services.
10.1 IF YOU ACCESS AND USE THE IFAB WEBSITES AND/OR THEIR SERVICES, YOU DO SO AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE IFAB WEBSITES, THE SERVICES OR THE IFAB CONTENT IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. THE IFAB EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS, AND YOU WAIVE, ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
10.2 THE IFAB MAKES NO WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION THAT: (i) THE IFAB WEBSITES, THE SERVICES OR THE IFAB CONTENT WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS; (ii) THE IFAB WEBSITES, THE SERVICES OR THE IFAB CONTENT WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE; (iii) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE IFAB WEBSITES, THE SERVICES OR THE IFAB CONTENT WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE; (iv) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE IFAB WEBSITES, THE SERVICES OR THE IFAB CONTENT WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS; AND (V) ANY ERRORS IN THE CONTENT WILL BE CORRECTED.
10.3 ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE IFAB WEBSITES, THE SERVICES OR THE IFAB CONTENT IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK. YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR OBTAINING AND UPDATING YOUR OWN WEB BROWSER.
10.4 COMMENTARY AND OTHER MATERIALS POSTED ON OR WITHIN THE IFAB WEBSITES, THE SERVICES OR THE IFAB CONTENT ARE NOT INTENDED TO AMOUNT TO ADVICE ON WHICH RELIANCE SHOULD BE PLACED. NO INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM THE IFAB, OR THROUGH OR FROM THE IFAB WEBSITES, THE SERVICES, OR THE IFAB CONTENT, SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY OR OTHER OBLIGATION NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THE TERMS AND THE IFAB DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY AND RESPONSIBILITY ARISING FROM ANY RELIANCE PLACED UPON SUCH MATERIALS BY ANY VISITOR TO THE IFAB WEBSITES OR BY ANYONE WHO MAY BE INFORMED OF ANY OF THEIR SERVICES OR IFAB CONTENT.
You agree to indemnify and hold The IFAB and its subsidiaries, affiliates, licensors, licensees, officers, agents, co-branders and other partners, and employees, harmless from any and all liabilities, losses, damages, claims, penalties, fines, costs and expenses, including without limitation reasonable legal fees, that may arise in connection with: (i) your use of and access to the IFAB Website, the Services, or IFAB Content, including without limitation any content, User Submission or Third Party Content, as well as your connection to the IFAB Website, Services or IFAB Content; (ii) your failure to comply with any provision of these Terms; or (iii) any claim by a third party that any of your User Submissions or any other use of the IFAB Website, Services, or IFAB Content, by you infringes any intellectual property, other proprietary or privacy right of such third party or has otherwise caused damage to a third party.
12. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
12.1 You expressly acknowledge and agree that The IFAB shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, including, but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses (even if The IFAB has been advised of the possibility of such damages), resulting from: (i) the use or the inability to use the IFAB Websites, the Services or IFAB Content; (ii) the cost of procurement of substitute goods and services resulting from any goods, data, information or services purchased or obtained, or messages received or transactions entered into, through or from the IFAB Websites and/or their Services; (iii) unauthorised access to, or alteration of, your transmissions of data; (iv) statements or conduct of any third party on the IFAB Websites, Services or IFAB Content; (v) results of the IFAB Websites, the Services or IFAB Content, any of the IFAB Websites, the Services or IFAB Content linked to it and any materials posted on it; or (vi) any other matter relating to the IFAB Websites, the Services or IFAB Content.
12.2 You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of, or related to, the use of the IFAB Websites, Services or IFAB Content must be filed within one year after such claim or cause of action first arose.
13. EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS
13.1 Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages. Accordingly, some of the above limitations of clauses 11 and 12 may not apply to you, although they shall apply to the maximum extent permitted by law.
13.2 Nothing in these Terms shall affect the statutory rights of any consumer or exclude or restrict any liability for death or personal injury arising from negligence or fraud by The IFAB or any other liability (e.g. for intent or gross negligence), which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.
14.1 Notices to you will be made via email or post to the relevant email address or postal address provided by you to The IFAB from time to time.
14.2 If we amend these Terms in any way, we shall place an updated version on this page of the IFAB Websites. The IFAB Websites and/or their Services may also provide notices of changes to the Terms or other matters by displaying notices or links to notices to you generally on or within the IFAB Websites.
15. GENERAL INFORMATION
15.1 These Terms (including the specific terms applicable to certain Services) constitute the entire agreement between you and The IFAB in relation to their subject matter, superseding and extinguishing any prior agreements, arrangements or undertakings of any nature between you and The IFAB, whether oral or written, in relation to such subject matter. You may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use affiliate services, Third-Party Content or third-party software.
15.2 Any failure by The IFAB to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
15.3 If any provision of the Terms is found to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the parties’ intentions, as reflected in the provision, shall be given effect to the fullest extent practicable, and the other provisions of the Terms remain in full force and effect. The section titles in the Terms are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.
15.4 You may not assign or transfer any of your rights or obligations, or subcontract the performance of any of your obligations, under these Terms. The IFAB may assign or transfer any right or obligation, or subcontract the performance of any of its obligations, under these Terms to any third party at any time without your consent.
15.5 These Terms have been drafted in English and may be translated in other languages. In the event of any discrepancy between the English and the translated texts, the English text shall prevail and be used to solve doubts of interpretation.
16. JURISDICTION AND APPLICABLE LAW
16.1 These Terms and all matters arising out of or related to these Terms shall be governed by the substantive laws of Switzerland, excluding any conflicts of laws and principles thereof.
16.2 Any controversy, claim or dispute arising out of or relating to these Terms shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the ordinary courts of Zurich, Switzerland, and, if possible, of the Commercial Court of the Canton of Zurich, Switzerland (Handelsgericht des Kantons Zürich), and each party hereby irrevocably consents to the jurisdiction and venue of such court.
You may contact The IFAB about any problems, questions or comments regarding the IFAB Website and/or its Services by sending an email to [email protected].
Please report any violations of these Terms to The IFAB by sending an email to [email protected].