(Last Updated 7/15/2015)
These Terms act as a contract between you (“Member”) and SafeLeagues, LLC. Each Member’s use of SafeLeagues services is conditional, allowed only by acceptance of the conditions outlined in this document. In order to use the services of this website, you must read these Terms, agree and accept to be bound by all of the conditions contained in the Terms. SafeLeagues holds the right to amend the Terms at any time by posting a revised version on the SafeLeagues website. The revised version will be effective at the time we post it and applies to all Members.
“SafeLeagues” and all related logos, products and services described in the SafeLeagues.com website are either trademarks or registered trademarks of SafeLeagues. The appearance, design and composition of SafeLeagues’s website is original content, wholly owned by SafeLeagues.com, and cannot be used, reused, copied, distributed, redistributed, or imitated without prior written approval from SafeLeagues.
SafeLeagues, a Minnesota-based Limited Liability Company, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of LeagueSafe, LLC, and operates from 3021 Harbor Lane N, Suite 205, Plymouth, MN 55447.
Members must be at least 18 years of age to open an account, participate in contests, or win prizes offered by the Website. In jurisdictions, territories, and locations where the minimum age for permissible use of the Website is greater than 18 years old, Members must meet the age requirement in his/her local jurisdiction or territory. Members must be at least 19 years of age at time of contest registration if he/she is a legal resident of Alabama or Nebraska. Legal residents physically located in any of the 50 states and Washington DC, excluding Arizona, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, Washington, Virginia, Tennessee, Missouri, and Indiana are eligible to open an account and participate in contests offered by the Website. Legal residents of Arizona, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, Washington, Virginia, Tennessee, Missouri, and Indiana (the “Excluded States”) are ineligible to participate in contests offered by the Website. Legal residents of Canada are eligible to open an account and participate in contests offered by the Website.
Employees of LeagueSafe and SafeLeagues may use the Website, and will from time to time do so for the purpose of testing the site user experience, socializing and competing with customers to build community, and other reasonable and fair uses at the discretion of SafeLeagues.
SafeLeagues is owned and operated by LeagueSafe, LLC (“LeagueSafe”). All entry fee payments and prize distributions will be made through the LeagueSafe website.
Games available for entry (the “Contests” or “Leagues”) can be viewed on the Website. Each individual Contest has an entry fee listed in US dollars. After selecting to participate in a Contest, you will be asked to make a payment on the LeagueSafe website. All Members must register an account and make their payments via the LeagueSafe website – no other forms of payment will be accepted. Payments can be made via credit card, debit card, or e-check (ACH bank transfer). The e-check option will be disabled for Contests that have a draft date less than seven (7) days from the current date. E-check transactions can take up to four (4) business days to clear.
Members must pay their entry fee in full prior to participating in the Contest.
The Contest is subject to all United States laws, and to the League’s Official Rules, and cannot be used in connection with any form of gambling. By entering the Contest, you agree to abide by the terms of the Official Rules and by the decisions of SafeLeagues, which are final on all matters pertaining to the Contest. SafeLeagues reserves the right to change the official rules at any time, in their sole discretion. Official rules are the rules posted on the Contest web site.
LEAGUE HOME PAGE
Each League is hosted by a fantasy league management service of SafeLeagues’ choosing. After final payment has been received, SafeLeagues will provide Member, via e-mail, with a link (the “Invitation Link”) to the League home page. Members are solely responsible for ensuring that they have received the Invitation Link and joined the League.
Contest results and prize calculations are based on the final statistics and scoring results at the completion of the last professional sports game of each individual Contest. Once Contest results are reviewed and finalized, prizes are awarded. The scoring results of a Contest will not be changed regardless of any official statistics or scoring adjustments made by the leagues at later times or dates, except in SafeLeagues’ sole discretion.
Prize Winners may be required to provide SafeLeagues with certain information and/or be subject to certain procedures so that SafeLeagues can verify Member’s identity, prove that the eligibility requirements have been met, and comply with United States Federal tax law. All Members eligible for a prize distribution of $600 USD or more during any calendar year must provide a valid tax payer identification number. Member’s refusal to provide such information may result in forfeiture of prize winnings.
Prizes will be distributed in accordance with the Official Rules of the Contest within 48 hours of the end of the Contest. All prizes are distributed through LeagueSafe.com, and may be subject to a waiting period of 24-48 hours while Contest results and prize payouts are verified.
Once Prizes have been approved and verified by SafeLeagues, funds will be sent to Member’s LeagueSafe account. All Members who receive Prizes are solely responsible for requesting a withdrawal through the LeagueSafe website. There are various options for withdrawing funds via LeagueSafe, some of which may have a convenience fee. Member is responsible for paying any such fees.
Members who have won prizes totaling $600 USD or more in a calendar year will be subject to additional procedures, as described above. Once Member completes the identity and eligibility verification steps and provides SafeLeagues with their tax payer identification number, prize funds will be transferred to Member’s LeagueSafe account.
Refund requests will be honored, no questions asked, until the Contest fills. SafeLeagues reserves the right to deny any refund requests made after the Contest has filled. A Contest is considered full when the 12th entry fee has been paid in full.
CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION
By entering a Contest, Members agree to be bound be these Rules and the decisions of SafeLeagues, which shall be final and binding in all respects. SafeLeagues, at its sole discretion, may disqualify any Member from a Contest, refuse to award prizes and require the return of any prizes, if the Member engages in conduct SafeLeagues deems to be improper, unfair, or otherwise adverse to the operation of the Contest or is in any way detrimental to other Members. Improper conduct includes, but is not limited to:
- Falsifying personal information required to enter a Contest or claim a prize;
- Engaging in any type of financial fraud including unauthorized use of credit instruments to enter a Contest or claim a prize;
- Colluding with any other individual(s) or engaging in any type of syndicate play;
- Any violation of Contest rules or the Terms;
- Tampering with the administration of a Contest or trying to in way tamper with the computer programs or any security measure associated with a Contest;
- Abusing the Website in any way;
Users further acknowledge that the forfeiture and/or return of any prize shall in no way prevent SafeLeagues from pursuing criminal or civil proceedings in connection with such conduct.
By entering into a Contest or accepting any prize, entrants, including but not limited to the winner(s), agree to indemnify, release and to hold harmless SafeLeagues, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates and agents, as well as the officers, directors, employees, shareholders and representatives of any of the foregoing entities (collectively, the “Released Parties”), from any and all liability, claims or actions of any kind whatsoever, including but not limited to injuries, damages, or losses to persons and property which may be sustained in connection with participation in the Contest, the receipt, ownership, use or misuse of any prize, as well as any claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy.
SafeLeagues is not responsible for: any incorrect, invalid or inaccurate entry information; human errors; postal delays/postage due mail; technical malfunctions; failures, including public utility or telephone outages; omissions, interruptions, deletions or defects of any telephone system or network, computer online systems, data, computer equipment, servers, providers, or software (including, but not limited to software and operating systems that do not permit an entrant to participate in a Contest), including without limitation any injury or damage to any entrant’s or any other person’s computer or video equipment relating to or resulting from participation in a Contest; inability to access the Website, or any web pages that are part of or related to the Website; theft, tampering, destruction, or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries and/or images of any kind; data that is processed late or incorrectly or is incomplete or lost due to telephone, postal issues, computer or electronic malfunction or traffic congestion on telephone lines or transmission systems, or the Internet, or any service provider’s facilities, or any phone site or website or for any other reason whatsoever; typographical, printing or other errors, or any combination thereof.
ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF ANY CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND/OR CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SAFELEAGUES RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
By registering, Member agrees to abide by the general sportsmanship rules set forth in these rules and fantasy games in general. Member further agrees to accept and abide by the rulings and the decisions of SafeLeagues regarding all questions of sportsmanship. Sportsmanship broadly includes actions such as abusive postings and communication, colluding with other teams in the league, deliberately choosing to start incomplete or weak lineups, free agent moves for reasons other than improvement of the owner’s fantasy team, and any other actions not conducive to decent, fair, and honest play. If Member refuses to comply with the sportsmanship rules, or if Member has acted in an unsportsmanlike manner, SafeLeagues reserves the right to disqualify the Member and/or remove Member from the Contest without a refund. All decisions by SafeLeagues will be final.
INAPPROPRIATE, OFFENSIVE, or COMMERCIAL COMMUNICATION
The league message boards, league news and league email are provided to facilitate communication with other league owners and enhance the enjoyment of your league. SafeLeagues does not permit posting or sending messages or images, to include logos, avatars and team names that could be construed as offensive to other owners. Inappropriate communication can also include spamming team owners with commercial offers and/or posting commercial messages on the league message board. Members who violate these guidelines are subject to being restricted from posting in the league. Additionally, SafeLeagues reserves the right to disqualify the Member and/or remove Member from the league without a refund. All decisions by SafeLeagues will be final.
DISPUTES WITH SAFELEAGUES, FORUM FOR ALL DISPUTES
In the event that a Member has a concern with SafeLeagues and/or its services, Members should first contact SafeLeagues. It is SafeLeagues’s desire to listen to Member concerns, and to address them in an effort to obtain a mutually-agreeable and cost-effective solution.
In the event that a Member and SafeLeagues are unable to reach an agreement, SafeLeagues in its sole discretion may, but is not obligated to, consider the merits of using a Minnesota-based third-party mediator. Members and Commissioners agree, as a condition to using the services of SafeLeagues, that any dispute brought against SafeLeagues may be made only by legal action commenced in Hennepin County District Court, Hennepin County, Minnesota and that Minnesota law will apply to all such disputes. In any such action where SafeLeagues is successful in the outcome of the litigation, SafeLeagues shall be entitled to recover all of SafeLeagues’s costs and expenses associated with the dispute, including but not limited to attorneys fees and court costs.
Any dispute brought against SafeLeagues that is raised contrary to these Terms is considered a breach of these Terms, and SafeLeagues is entitled to recover all costs associated with the dispute, including but not limited to attorney’s fees and costs. A Member who raises a dispute contrary to these Terms will receive notification of the improper dispute.
Any action or inaction taken by SafeLeagues relative to any dispute or claim does not waive SafeLeagues’s rights to act to any fashion in subsequent situations regardless of similarity.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES, LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
SAFELEAGUES PROVIDES SERVICES ON AN AS IS AND AS AVAILABLE BASIS. SAFELEAGUES MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE SERVICES OR THE OPERATION OF THE WEBSITE OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, SERVICES, OR PRODUCTS INCLUDED IN WEBSITE, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR AS TO THE CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, TIMELINESS OR RELIABILITY OF THE INFORMATION, CONTENT OR MATERIALS PROVIDED THROUGH THE SERVICES OR THE WEBSITE. ANY CONTENT, WHETHER PUBLICLY POSTED OR PRIVATELY TRANSMITTED, IS THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE MEMBER WHO ORIGINATED SUCH CONTENT. SAFELEAGUES SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR THE TRUTH, ACCURACY, TIMELINESS OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY INFORMATION MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WEBSITE OR FOR ERRORS, MISTAKES OR OMISSIONS IN THAT INFORMATION OR FOR ANY DELAYS OR INTERRUPTIONS OF THE DATA OR INFORMATION STREAM FROM WHATEVER CAUSE. MEMBER EXPRESSLY AGREES THAT MEMBER IS USING THE SERVICES AND THE WEBSITE, AND RELYING ON ANY CONTENT OR MATERIALS POSTED OR OBTAINED VIA THE WEBSITE OR SERVICES, AT MEMBER’S SOLE RISK.
By accessing the SafeLeagues website or using the services, Member agrees to fully indemnify, defend and hold harmless SafeLeagues, its managers, officers, governors, employees, owners, agents, vendors, partners, service providers, licensors and successors (the “SafeLeagues Parties” and each a “SafeLeagues Party”), from and against any and all claims, losses, liabilities, damages, penalties, fines, expenses, costs and attorneys’ fees (collectively, “Losses”) arising out of or relating in any way from Member’s use of the SafeLeagues website or the services, including Member’s breach or the breach of another Member of any representation, warranty or covenant under these Terms.
As a condition to your access to and use of the SafeLeagues website, you hereby waive and release any and all claims, causes of action or other rights that you might have against the SafeLeagues Parties arising out of relating in any way from your use of the website or the services.
SAFELEAGUES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSSES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND TO MEMBER, ANOTHER MEMBER OR ANY THIRD PARTY (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) THAT MAY ARISE OR RESULT FROM MEMBER’S, ANOTHER MEMBER’S OR A THIRD PARTY’S USE OR ACCESS TO, OR INABILITY TO USE OR ACCESS, THE WEBSITE OR THE SERVICES, WHETHER BASED IN WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY EVEN IF THE SAFELEAGUES PARTIES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. HOWEVER, IF NOT WITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING DISCLAIMER, A COURT DETERMINES THAT A SAFELEAGUES PARTY IS LIABLE FOR LOSSES OR DAMAGES, SUCH SAFELEAGUES PARTY’S TOTAL LIABILITY SHALL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT OF THE FEES PAID TO SAFELEAGUES BY THE MEMBER(S) CLAIMING LOSS OR DAMAGE.
You agree to indemnify and defend SafeLeagues, its third-party partners, service providers, employees, officers, directors, agents, and licensors from any dispute, claim, or demand made or incurred by a third party as a result of your breach of these Terms.
SafeLeagues is not endorsed or sponsored by any sporting association, player, or players” association. As any of those entities may appear on the SafeLeagues site, it is not in the format of an endorsement or sponsorship.