Terms and Conditions
WEBSITE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE
Your use of this website (the Website) is governed by these terms and conditions (Terms). By using the Website, you confirm that you accept these Terms and that you agree to comply with them.
1 THE WEBSITE
1.1 The Website is owned and operated by the Independent Review Panel set up by the governing bodies of international tennis, the ATP, the WTA, the ITF and the Grand Slam Board (referred to as “we” or “us” or “our” in these Terms)].
1.2 You can find further details about us and how to contact us in the Home and Contact Us section of the Website.
2 LEGAL AGREEMENT
2.1 As noted above, by downloading or using the Website, you accept, without limitation or qualification, these Terms.
2.2 If you do not wish to be bound by the Terms you should not access or use the Website.
2.4 We may modify the Terms in our absolute discretion from time to time without individual notice to you. You will be deemed to have accepted any modifications if you continue to use the Website after the modified Terms have been posted.
Please note that the Website is not intended for children under the age of 16.
4 OWNERSHIP AND RIGHTS
4.1 We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our Website, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.
4.2 You may print off or download extracts of any page(s) from our Website for your personal use but you must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.
4.3 Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our Website must always be acknowledged.
4.4 You must not use any part of the content on our Website for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.
5 USING THE WEBSITE
5.1 In using the Website, you agree to comply with applicable law, and in any event agree not to:
5.1.1 use our Website for any illegal, obscene, immoral or unauthorised purpose or in any way violate any laws in your jurisdiction;
5.1.2 reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any portion of the Website without express written permission by us;
5.1.3 upload or transmit viruses or any other type of malicious code that will or may be used in any way that will affect the functionality or operation of the Website, other websites, or the Internet;
5.1.4 use the Website to infringe upon or violate our intellectual property rights or the intellectual property rights of others;
5.1.5 use the Website to harass, abuse, insult, harm, defame, slander, disparage, intimidate, or discriminate based on gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, race, age, national origin, or disability;
5.1.6 submit false or misleading information;
5.1.7 collect or track the personal information of others or use the Website to spam, phish, pharm, pretext, spider, crawl, or scrape;
5.1.8 interfere with or circumvent the security features of the Website; or
5.1.9 use the Website in any way to send unsolicited (commercial or otherwise) e-mail or any material for marketing or publicity purposes, or any similar abuse.
6 NO UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USE
6.1 You undertake to us that you will not use the Website for any purpose or in any way that is prohibited by these Terms or is otherwise unlawful in an applicable country.
6.2 You agree to indemnify us, its officers, employees, and licensors in respect of any loss that it or they may suffer as a result, directly or indirectly, of any breach by you of this undertaking.
7 LIABILITY DISCLAIMER
7.1 The content on our site is provided for general information only. You agree that you use the Website entirely at your own risk.
7.2 We make no representations or warranties of any kind about the suitability, reliability, timeliness, and accuracy of the information contained on the Website for any purpose.
7.3 If you are dissatisfied with any portion of the Website, or with any of these Terms, your sole remedy, except as specifically provided in these Terms, is to stop using the Website.
7.4 Notwithstanding anything in these terms we do not disclaim liability for death or injury caused by its own negligence, or for any other liability which cannot be excluded by law.
7.5 We reserve the right to remove any information or material on the Website without warning, and without prejudice to any other accrued rights, and/or make available such information or material when required to do so by law or when requested to do so by regulatory bodies or law enforcement organisations.
8.1 Our Website is made available free of charge. We reserve the right at any time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, your access to or use of the Website with or without notice.
8.2 We do not guarantee that our Website, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of our Website for business and operational reasons. We will try to give you reasonable notice of any suspension or withdrawal.
9 VIRUS PROTECTION AND COMPATIBILITY
9.1 We do not guarantee that the Website will be secure or free from viruses and bugs.
9.2 You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform to access our site. You should use your own virus protection software.
9.3 We shall not be liable for any loss or damage which occurs as a result of any virus or breach of security. We do not give any warranties as to the compatibility of the Website with your computer systems, software and/or hardware.
9.4 You must not misuse our Website by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our Website will cease immediately.
10 LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES
10.1 The Website contains links to web sites operated by parties other than us (Third Party Sites). These links are provided for your convenience. When you activate one of them, you will leave the Website. We have no control over, and will accept no responsibility for or liability in respect of, material on any Third Party Site that is not under its control, including in relation to its content, privacy policies, or practices.
10.2 The inclusion of links to Third Party Sites does not imply any endorsement of the material on them or any association with their operators.
11 LINKING TO OUR WEBSITE
11.1 You may link to our Website home page only, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.
11.2 You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.
11.3 We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.
12.1 Unless otherwise specified, the Website is directed solely at those who access it from the United Kingdom. Those who choose to access the Website from locations outside of the UK are responsible for compliance with local laws if and to the extent local laws are applicable.
12.2 A failure or delay by us in enforcing compliance with these Terms shall not be a waiver of that or any other provision of these Terms.
12.3 None of these Terms shall be enforceable under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 by any third party.
12.4 If any provisions of these Terms shall be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable then that provision shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions.
12.5 These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and us as to your use of the Website and shall supersede any prior agreement or representation in respect thereof.
12.6 The express provisions of these Terms are in place of all warranties, conditions, terms, undertakings and obligations implied by statute, common law, custom, trade usage, course of dealing or otherwise, all of which are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.
12.7 Any and all notices to be given by either one of us to the other pursuant to or in connection with these Terms shall be deemed sufficiently given when forwarded by e-mail in each case addressed to you at the e-mail address you have given us or to us at the e-mail address displayed on the Website.
12.8 English law governs these Terms. You submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.