Terms of service

The INTERNATIONAL
FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION BOARD (IFAB)

Münstergasse 9
8001 Zürich, Switzerland

 

The International Football Association Board (“The IFAB”, “we”, “our”) is pleased to provide you its website www.theifab.com ("IFAB Website"), including any services, content and software (“Services”), subject to the following Terms of Service and any documents referred to in them ("Terms").

 

1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS 

1.1    By accessing, downloading, installing, or using the IFAB Website and/or its Services (such as the IFAB Web Shop), 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 Website and/or its Services and the purchase of Items on the IFAB Website.

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 at https://www.theifab.com/terms-of-service/ on a regular basis and each time you access the IFAB Website and/or Services, in order to keep yourself informed of any changes, as they are binding on you.

1.3    By using the IFAB Website and/or its Services, you agree that the posting of new or revised Terms on or within the IFAB Website shall constitute adequate and constructive notice to you of any and all revisions and changes of the Terms. Continued use of the IFAB Website and/or its Services after any such changes or explicitly accepting the new Terms upon logging into the IFAB Website and/or its Services shall constitute your acceptance of such changes.

1.4    The use of particular Services may be subject to specific terms of service related to the concerned Service. In using such Services, you agree to be bound by the terms then in force. To the extent that there is any inconsistency between the Terms and any other terms of service, those other terms of service shall prevail in respect of the concerned service.

 

2. YOUR REGISTRATION OBLIGATIONS

2.1    Certain areas of the IFAB Website and/or its 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 not misleading. Accounts may be obtained and used only by: (i) individuals who are eighteen (18) years old or of legal age in their country of residence if such age exceeds eighteen (18); (ii) those 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 Website and/or its 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 as prompted by the registration form ("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 Website and/or its Services, at any time and without notice, for any reason, including without limitation, any violation of these Terms.

 

3. MEMBER ACCOUNT, PASSWORD AND SECURITY

3.1    You will receive a password and account designation upon completing any registration process (as described in clauses 2.1 and 2.2). You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and account, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password and account.

3.2    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 from 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 3.

 

4. 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 access to the IFAB Website and/or its Services should review these Terms and assist the child with the setting up of any relevant accounts and supervise its access to the IFAB Website and/or its Services. By allowing your child access to the IFAB Website and/or its Services, he or she will be able to access all of the IFAB Website and/or its 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 Website and/or its Services are designed to appeal to a broad audience. Accordingly, as the legal guardian, it is your responsibility to determine whether any of the IFAB Website and/or its Services, or any information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages, feeds offered through the IFAB Website and/or its Services (“IFAB feeds”), application programming interface (“IFAB API”), and any other material on the IFAB Website and/or its Services ("Content") are appropriate for your child.

 

5. CONTENT

5.1    The IFAB Website and/or its Services are operated by The IFAB, with the support of third party providers appointed by The IFAB, and include Content: (i) provided by The IFAB (“IFAB Content”); (ii) Content that is uploaded, posted, submitted or otherwise transmitted by users of the IFAB Website and/or its Services,  such as comments, feedback, proposals or any other submissions you submit to the IFAB Website and/or its Services (“User Submissions”); and (iii) Content that is uploaded, posted, submitted or otherwise transmitted by third parties (“Third Party Content”).

(i) IFAB Content:

5.2    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 Website), sold, licensed or otherwise exploited for any other purposes than their access and usage on the IFAB Website and/or its Services. For that sole and exclusive purpose, The IFAB grants to you a limited, revocable, non-exclusive license to access and use the IFAB Website and/or its Services privately 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 Website and/or its Services (except to the extent expressly permitted by applicable law).

(ii) User Submissions:

5.3    You retain all rights in any User Submission that you provide to the IFAB Website and/or its Services and you are and shall remain solely responsible for your own User Submissions and the consequences of uploading or submitting them.

5.4    The IFAB Website and/or its Services provide in some cases 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 Website and/or its Services, whether arising under intellectual property laws, libel, privacy, obscenity, or otherwise. The IFAB cannot, nor does it undertake any obligation to control User Submissions. By their very nature, User Submissions on the IFAB Website and/or its Services are changed frequently, may be inaccurate and in some cases may be mislabeled or deceptively mislabeled. The IFAB does not make any representation or warranty, express or implied, as to User Submissions.

5.5    You represent and warrant that your User Submissions or any part of it: (i) shall not infringe any copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, other proprietary right or intellectual property, right of publicity or privacy, or other rights of any other person; (ii) shall not violate any applicable law or regulation or be in conflict with these Terms or our Privacy Policy; (iii) shall not be defamatory, trade libelous, indecent, abusive, offensive, harassing, violent, hateful, inflammatory or otherwise objectionable; (iv) shall not promote any illegal activity, or advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act; (v) shall not be obscene, contain pornography or promote sexually explicit or pornographic material, violence, or discrimination of any kind against a country, group of people or a private person on account of race, skin colour, ethnic, national or social origin, gender, disability, language, religion, political opinion or any other opinion, wealth, birth or any other status, sexual orientation or any other reason; (vi) shall not cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety or be likely to upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person; (vii) shall not include incomplete, false or inaccurate information about yourself or any information about any other individual, impersonate any person, or misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person or organization, or contain any information that is likely to deceive any person; (viii) give the impression that they emanate from or are endorsed by us or any other person or entity; (ix) shall not involve commercial activities or sales, such as contests, sweepstakes and other sales promotions, barter or advertising;  and (x) shall not contain any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots or other computer programmes that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information. Furthermore, you represent and warrant that you have the written consent, release, and/or permission of each and every identifiable individual person in any User Submission to use their name or likeness.

5.6    You grant to The IFAB an irrevocable, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, sub-licensable, transferable license 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 Website and/or its 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 Website and/or its Services a non-exclusive license to access and use your User Submissions through the IFAB Website and/or its 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 license granted above to The IFAB.

5.7    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.

5.8    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 Website and/or its 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 Website and/or its Services, which may involve the review, formatting and editing of User Submissions.

(iii) Third Party Content:

5.9    Your business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, any advertisers and merchants found on or through the IFAB Website and/or its 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 Website and/or its Services; and (ii) any orders placed by you on, and any product specifications and product availability appearing on, the IFAB Website and/or its 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.

5.10  Third parties may provide, and the IFAB Website and/or its Services may contain, APIs, 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 Website, share electronically certain content or link to certain content on the IFAB Website or cause limited portions of content on the IFAB Website 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.

5.11  Subject to the foregoing, you shall not (i) establish a link from any website that is not owned by you; (ii) cause the IFAB Website and/or its Services, or portions of these, to be displayed, or appear to be displayed by, for example, framing, deep linking or in-line linking, on any other site; (iii) link to any part of the IFAB Website and/or its Services other than the homepage; and (iv) otherwise take any action with respect to the materials on the IFAB Website and/or its 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 in causing any unauthorized framing or linking immediately to cease. 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 in our discretion.

5.12  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 APIs, links or feeds from or to other websites or resources.

5.13  In the event that you wish to establish a link to the IFAB Website and/or its Services, you expressly agree: (i) not to include the IFAB Website and/or its Services into the frame of another website; (ii) not to create any third party association with the IFAB Website and/or its Services; (iii) to properly attribute the IFAB Website and/or its Services referred to in your link to The IFAB; and (iv) to ensure that the link does not state nor 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 Website and/or its Services.

5.14  Irrespective of the promise made by you to The IFAB in clause 5.13 regarding the misappropriation and/or any potential confusion in respect of Third Party Content, the link to the IFAB Website and/or its 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]

5.15  If you wish to use or display any of the IFAB feeds / IFAB APIs on your website:

(a) The IFAB grants to you a non-transferable, royalty free, non-exclusive license to display such feeds on your website 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 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;

(c) where possible, you must create a functional link back to The IFAB story or other material summarized by the relevant IFAB feed.

 

6. TRADEMARK AND COPYRIGHT INFORMATION

6.1    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 (the "IFAB Marks"). Aside from the right granted to you under clause 5.15 to use the IFAB feeds / IFAB APIs (which may include certain of the IFAB Marks), you agree not to display or use the IFAB Marks in any other manner without The IFAB's prior written permission.

6.2    Certain content on the IFAB Website and/or its Services is provided by third parties. Any re-publication or re-distribution of such content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of the relevant right 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 right holder for additional information.

 

7. COPYRIGHTS AND COPYRIGHT AGENTS

The IFAB respects the intellectual property of others. If you believe that any of your intellectual property rights have been infringed on the IFAB Website and/or its Services, please provide The IFAB with the following information: name, last name, address, email address, type and extent of infringement (date, time, etc.) via the contact form at https://theifab.com/contact.

 

8. THE IFAB WEB SHOP  

8.1    The IFAB Web Shop is available via the IFAB Website and is operated by The IFAB, with the support of third party providers appointed by The IFAB.

8.2    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 on the IFAB Website shall be governed by these Terms.

8.3    The items offered for purchase in the IFAB Web Shop on the IFAB Website (the "Items") are provided to you for its designated, agreed and non-commercial use only. Any other use is strictly prohibited. In particular, it is not allowed to resell any of the Items. We offer to sell Items on the IFAB Website 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 on the IFAB Website. By purchasing Items on the IFAB Website, 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 on the IFAB Website. If you do not meet this requirement, you’re not allowed to purchase Items on the IFAB Website.

8.4    The prices of all Items and the delivery charges are clearly marked in their description on the IFAB Website and are in Swiss Francs. The price shown on the IFAB Website at the moment of the order through the costumer shall be the price applicable for the invoice.  Orders invoiced and shipped within Switzerland are additionally subject to the applicable Swiss taxes. Some customers may be asked to pay local duties or any applicable fees or taxes on Items being shipped outside Switzerland. Please note that the final delivery charges will be confirmed by email after the completion of 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 own discretion, contact you for re-confirmation before final shipment.

8.5    After submitting the online order, you will receive an email containing a link for the final confirmation of the order, including the final additional charges as listed in clause 8.4 above. By clicking this link, you accept a binding contract and agree to these Terms. Only your submitting of the online order does not constitute our acceptance of your order. We accept your order when we send you the respective invoice.

8.6    Payment of orders:

Payments can be made by bank transfer or credit card (or other immediate/direct payment solutions). Payment options and the according process may vary according to the instructions as indicated in the e-mail including the final invoice. All relevant payment information will be encrypted for security.

8.7    Delivery of any Items will be, depending on your selection, by courier or post after payment of your order.

8.8    Until receipt of the entire payment, the respective Item shall remain the property of The IFAB. In case of delay of payment, The IFAB has the right to withdraw from the contract and reclaim any Item already delivered.

8.9    In case of wrong delivery or a manufacturing defect of an Item, the costumer has a right of return within the respective statutory period. Any defects shall be notified to The IFAB within 10 days of receipt of the Item, together with a copy of the invoice, and within the same time period the respective Item shall be returned to The IFAB.

8.10  Orders of Items which cannot be delivered for any reason, can be revoked by The IFAB at any time at its own discretion. Furthermore, The IFAB reserves the right not to produce or offer Items anymore at any time at its own discretion.

 

9. 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 Website, 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 Website, Services, IFAB Content, User Submissions, and Third Party Content. Although The IFAB will take reasonable care in ensuring the IFAB Website, the Services, and the IFAB Content are up to date, any of the IFAB Website, the Services, and the IFAB Content may be out of date at any given time, and The IFAB is under no obligation to update it.

 

10. PRIVACY POLICY

By using the IFAB Website, Services, and IFAB Content, you, or any person you allow to access and use your account, may provide The IFAB with or The IFAB collects certain personal data, including the Registration Data and certain other information about you. By accessing or using the IFAB Website and/or its Services, or submitting your personal information to the IFAB Website and/or its Services, you agree to The IFAB's use of such data in accordance with the IFAB Privacy Policy set out at https://theifab.com/privacy-policy/ ("Privacy Policy").

 

11. TERMINATION

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 Website and/or its 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.

The IFAB reserves the right to bar anyone at any time from using the IFAB Website and/or its Services.

 

12. DISCLAIMERS

12.1  IF YOU ACCESS AND USE THE IFAB WEBSITE AND/OR ITS SERVICES, YOU DO SO AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE IFAB WEBSITE, 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.

12.2  THE IFAB MAKES NO WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION THAT: (i) THE IFAB WEBSITE, THE SERVICES, OR THE IFAB CONTENT WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS; (ii) THE IFAB WEBSITE, 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 WEBSITE, 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 WEBSITE, THE SERVICES, OR THE IFAB CONTENT WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS; AND (V) ANY ERRORS IN THE CONTENT WILL BE CORRECTED.

12.3  ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE IFAB WEBSITE, 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.

12.4  COMMENTARY AND OTHER MATERIALS POSTED ON OR WITHIN THE IFAB WEBSITE, 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 WEBSITE, 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 WEBSITE OR BY ANYONE WHO MAY BE INFORMED OF ANY OF ITS SERVICES OR IFAB CONTENT.

 

13. INDEMNIFICATION

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.

 

14. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

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 Website, 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 Website and/or its Services; (iii) unauthorized access to, or alteration of, your transmissions of data; (iv) statements or conduct of any third party on the IFAB Website, Services, or IFAB Content; (v) results of the IFAB Website, Services, or IFAB Content, any of the IFAB Website, Services, or IFAB Content linked to it and any materials posted on it; or (vi) any other matter relating to the IFAB Website, Services, or IFAB Content.

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 Website, Services, or IFAB Content, must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action first arose.

 

15. EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS

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 13 and 14 may not apply to you. Nothing in these Terms shall affect the statutory rights of any user or exclude or restrict any liability arising from willful misconduct or gross negligence of The IFAB or any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

 

16. NOTICES

Notices to you will be made via either email or post to the relevant email address or postal address provided by you to The IFAB from time to time.

If we amend these Terms in any way we shall place an updated version on this page of the IFAB Website. The IFAB Website and/or its 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 Website.

 

17. GENERAL INFORMATION

17.1  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, 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.

17.2  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.

17.3  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.

17.4  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.17.5 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.

 

18. JURISDICTION AND APPLICABLE LAW

18.1  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, in particular the Vienna Convention on the International Sale of Goods dated 11 April 1980. This rule also applies in case of delivery of Items to countries outside of Switzerland.

18.2  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.

 

19. CONTACT / VIOLATIONS

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 via the online contact form located at: https://theifab.com/contact.