Score Predictor Terms & Conditions

SPFL Score Predictor Game Terms and Conditions


1. The SPFL Score Predictor Game

1.1 The Scottish Professional Football League Limited, a company registered in Scotland with company number SC175364 and having its registered office at Hampden Park, Glasgow, G42 9DE (the "SPFL"), is the operator of the SPFL Score Predictor Game (the "Game").

1.2 The Game is accessible online at www.spfl.co.uk (the "website"). The Game is governed by the game rules which are published on the website (the "Game Rules") and are available to read at www.spfl.co.uk/score-predictor/pages/rules-of-play. Please familiarise yourself with the Game Rules.

1.3 The SPFL may amend or supplement the Game Rules from time to time and the SPFL will be the sole decision-maker of any matter of interpretation of the Game Rules. The Game Rules form part of these terms and conditions.

1.4 By registering for an SPFL Score Predictor account online at www.spfl.co.uk/register and by submitting score predictions, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions which may be updated from time to time. Please read these terms and conditions, including the Game Rules, carefully before registering for an account. Please check regularly for updates to the these terms and conditions and for updates to the Game Rules.

1.5 You will comply with the website Terms of Use when you use your SPFL Score Predictor account and when you participate in the Game.

1.6 The Game is a competition which allows participants to compete for prizes. Prizes will be awarded to the participant with the most points in the Game at various points throughout the 2018/19 SPFL season and at the end of the 2018/19 SPFL season. Further details of how to play the Game, the eligibility criteria and the prizes are set out in conditions 3, 4 and 5 below. Please see www.spfl.co.uk/score-predictor/pages/rules-of-play for a list of the prizes that are available to win.

2. How to participate

2.1 The Game will run from 12.00pm on 13/09/2018 to 11.59pm on 30 May 2019 (the "Closing Date") inclusive.
- To participate in the Game you must create an SPFL Score Predictor account on the website at www.spfl.co.uk/register

2.2 You may register for an account at any time before the Closing Date and you may participate in the Game at any time before the relevant deadline for submitting score predictions for the final "Round" of the Game (see below at condition 3.1 for information on Rounds and deadlines for Rounds).

2.3 Anyone can register for an account to participate in the Game. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria to be eligible to win a prize (see below at condition 4.1).

2.4 When you create an SPFL Score Predictor account, you will be asked to provide a username which will be displayed on the leaderboard on the website. The SPFL reserves the right to reject a username that, in the SPFL's sole opinion, is inappropriate, offensive or confusing. In the event that a username is rejected, the participant will be notified and given seven days within which to change his or her username. If the participant does not respond within seven days the SPFL may, at its sole discretion, suspend the participant's SPFL Score Predictor account until the issue has been resolved to the satisfaction of the SPFL. In the event that the participant responds within seven days with an alternative proposed username and that username is again rejected by the SPFL at its sole discretion, the participant will be treated as being in breach of these terms and conditions and the SPFL will suspend indefinitely or delete the participant's SPFL Score Predictor account.

2.5 No purchase of any item or services is necessary in order to play the Game and there is no charge to register for an SPFL Score Predictor account or to play the Game.

3. How to play the Game and earn points

3.1 The Game is divided into "Rounds" and each "Round" will be a grouping of six SPFL league match fixtures as specified by the SPFL ("Round"). The match fixtures which will make up a Round may be selected from any of the four SPFL Divisions (Premiership, Championship, League 1 or League 2). Participants must accurately predict the correct result or score of a match fixture within a Round to earn points. Points will be awarded to a participant based on how close his or her score prediction is to the final score of the relevant match fixture.

3.2 In order to qualify for points, you must submit all of your score predictions for a Round by the deadline for that Round. One hour before the official kick-off time of the first game within the Round is the deadline for submitting all of your score predictions for that Round. This means that if the first match in the Round kicks off on Saturday at 3pm and there is another match in the Round that kicks off on Sunday at 3pm, the Round will close for entries on Saturday at 2pm.

3.3 Points are awarded to participants as follows:

3.3.1 Where a participant predicts a correct result but not the correct score (i.e. win/lose/draw): 2 points;

3.3.2 Where a participant predicts a correct score (i.e. correct prediction of the number of goals scored): 5 points; and

3.3.3 Where a participant fails to predict a correct result or score: 0 points.

3.4 The scoring is calculated on the match result after regular play (i.e. 90 minutes). Goals scored in extra time or penalty shoot-outs are not taken into account in determining how many points are allocated to each participant.

3.5 In addition to submitting score prediction for a Round, you will be asked to provide a Golden Goal prediction for that Round, that is, you should predict the minute of the first goal to be scored in the Round. Participants' Golden Goal predictions will be used to determine the winner in the event of a tie break if required.

3.6 The SPFL will not accept:

3.6.1 responsibility for score predictions that are incomplete or where there is delayed transmission across the internet, regardless of cause, including, for example, as a result of any equipment failure, technical malfunction, systems, satellite, network, server, computer hardware or software failure of any kind; or

3.6.2 proof of transmission as proof of receipt of score predictions.

3.7 For help with using your account and for guidance on submitting score predictions, please see the Game Rules or contact [email protected]

4. Eligibility

4.1 Anyone may enter to play the Game. However, there are certain eligibility criteria that you must meet in order to be eligible to win a prize. To be eligible to win a prize, participants must be resident in the UK and aged 18 years or over and must not be:

4.1.1 employees of the SPFL or BIG Partnership or any of their holding or subsidiary companies;

4.1.2 employees of agents or suppliers of the SPFL or BIG Partnership or any of their holding or subsidiary companies, who are professionally connected with the Game or its administration;

4.1.3 employees of any SPFL club or any of its holding or subsidiary companies;

4.1.4 members of the immediate families or households of (a),(b) and (c) above; or

4.1.5 subject to a Football Banning Order or banned from attending matches by an SPFL club, where the prize is for tickets to a football match or a season ticket for an SPFL club.

4.2 By registering for an SPFL Score Predictor account online, you acknowledge that you will not be eligible to win a prize if you do not meet the eligibility criteria at condition 4.1 above. In the event that the SPFL announces you as the winner of a prize, the SPFL may require you to provide proof that you meet the eligibility criteria at condition 4.1 above.

4.3 The SPFL will not accept score predictions that are:

4.3.1 automatically generated by a computer;

4.3.2 completed by third parties or in bulk; or

4.3.3 incomplete.

4.4 There is a limit of one SPFL Score Predictor account per person.

4.5 There is no limit on the number of SPFL Score Predictor accounts per household or organisation provided that condition 4.4 is met.

4.6 There is a limit of one score predication in respect of any given SPFL match per SPFL Score Predictor accountholder.

4.7 The SPFL reserves all rights to disqualify you if your conduct is contrary to the spirit or intention of the Game.

5. The prizes

5.1 One prize will be awarded every month starting from September 2018 and ending in May 2019 (inclusive). A list of the prizes is displayed on the website at www.spfl.co.uk/score-predictor/pages/rules-of-play Prizes include items of football merchandise. One prize will be allocated to each participant who has accumulated the most points in that calendar month by 11.59pm on the last day of each month starting from September 2018 until May 2019 (inclusive) (the "Award Dates").

5.2 The grand prize is a 2019/20 season ticket from the SPFL football team of the winner's choice (the "Grand Prize"). The Grand Prize will be awarded to the participant at the top of the leaderboard, as displayed on the website, following the conclusion of the last football match of the 2018/19 SPFL season (the "Grand Prize Award Date").

5.3 When determining the winner of any of the prizes, if more than one participant is at the top of the leaderboard, the decision will go to a tiebreaker between the leading participants. The leading participants' Golden Goal predications, as described in the Game Rules, will be taken in to account to determine the winner. The leading participant with the most accurate Golden Goal prediction will be the winner.

5.4 The decisions of the SPFL will be final and no correspondence will be entered in to.

5.5 All prizes awarded in respect of the Game are:

5.5.1 provided by the SPFL;

5.5.2 subject to availability;

5.5.3 not negotiable or transferable and no cash alternative is available.

5.6 The SPFL reserves the right to amend the prizes where circumstances beyond its reasonable control require it to do so.

6. Winner announcement

6.1 The SPFL will contact the winner personally as soon as practicable after the relevant Award Date or Grand Prize Award Date, using the email address associated with the participant's SPFL Score Predictor account.

6.2 The name and town of the winner of each prize will be displayed on the website and may be published on SPFL's social media pages and in its promotional materials.

7. Claiming the prize

7.1 If you are the winner of a monthly prize or the Grand Prize, you will have 30 days from the date that the SPFL informed you by email that you are the winner to claim the relevant prize by responding to the SPFL stating that you wish to claim the prize and by providing your address for delivery of the prize. If you do not respond to the SPFL to claim the prize and to provide your address within those 30 days, your claim will become invalid.

7.2 Please allow 14 days for delivery of the prize to the address specified in your response to the SPFL.

7.3 The prize may not be claimed by a third party on your behalf.

7.4 The SPFL will make all reasonable efforts to contact the winner of all prizes awarded in respect of the Game. If the winner cannot be contacted or is not available, or has not claimed his or her prize or has not confirmed his or her address for delivery of the prize within 30 of days of being notified by the SPFL that he or she has won a prize, the SPFL reserves the right to offer the relevant prize to the next best placed participant on the leaderboard as at the relevant Award Date.

7.5 The SPFL does not accept any responsibility if you are not able to take up the prize.

8. Limitation of liability
Insofar as is permitted by law, the SPFL, its agents or distributors will not in any circumstances be responsible or liable to compensate the winners or accept any liability for any loss, damage, personal injury or death occurring as a result of taking up any of the prizes awarded in respect of the Game except where it is caused by a breach of duty of the SPFL, its agents or distributors or that of their employees. Your statutory rights are not affected.

9. Data protection and publicity
The SPFL will only process your personal information as set out in the www.spfl.co.uk/privacy-policy.

10. General

10.1 If there is any reason to believe that there has been a breach of these terms and conditions, the SPFL may, at its sole discretion, reserve the right to exclude you from participating in the Game.

10.2 The SPFL reserves the right to hold void, suspend, cancel, or amend the Game where it becomes necessary to do so.

10.3 These terms and conditions shall be governed by the laws of Scotland, and the parties submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Scotland.