TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully. By signing up to participate in The Accumulator Club you are stating that you have read these Terms and Conditions, you have fully understood them and agree to abide by them. These Terms and Conditions govern your membership of the site and you agree to their content.

For the purposes hereof, “website”, “we" or "us" means The Accumulator Club. "Game" means a game played on the The Accumulator Club system, “Match Day” means a calendar day (Eg. Saturday or Sunday) where fixtures associated with the game are played out in reality. "Player" or “User” mean you, the player of the Game and “Players” or “Users” mean you and other persons participating in The Accumulator Club games, also bound by these Terms and Conditions. “Football player/s” means the real football players featured in the games.

Conditions of Participation
The Accumulator Club is open to both UK and non-UK residents but the games are restricted to persons aged 18 and over. You will be required to declare that you are 18 or over upon sign up. If we have reason to believe a player is under the age of 18, we will suspend their account immediately and request proof of age. Failure to provide such information within a reasonable period of time will result in account termination.

All players must adhere to these Terms and Conditions and follow the onscreen instructions on the Website. Players will be requested to enter their name, email address, a password and a screen name. A welcome email, including a link to verify your email address will be received after completing the sign up successfully.

The Game is free to play, but in the future The Accumulator Club may offer real money games. At which point, all players who wish to participate will be ID checked and required to accept an updated version of these terms and conditions before depositing funds for use on the site.

As a result of signing up, you will receive communications from The Accumulator Club by email. You agree and understand that these communications are part of your membership. We WILL NOT share or distribute your email to any 3rd party.

Any one person is only permitted to sign up for one membership at The Accumulator Club. All accounts must be registered with a valid personal email address to which you have sole access. Any use of multiple accounts is deemed as a breach of these Terms and Conditions. If we have reason to suspect a breach has been made, an email will be sent to issue a warning. Any further abuse of this condition may result in the termination of all connected accounts.

The Accumulator Club reserves the right to close accounts if any user is seen to be using proxy IPs (Internet Protocol addresses) in order to attempt to hide the use of multiple memberships.

Gameplay
The How to Play page provides a detailed explanation of how to navigate the site, access the games and make predictions/selections to participate. A link the How to Play page is available in the footer on every page of the website. Players should read this page carefully before playing any game on The Accumulator Club. The How to Play page is to be used as the first point of reference if a player finds an issue with any aspect of the website or a game on the website.

The Accumulator Club has purchased a data provision package from Goalserve, Inc. The data received will dictate the points distributed, according to the Scoring Systems detailed on the How to Play page. The How to Play page is to be used as the first point of reference if a player finds an issue with the distribution of points. The points distributed at the end of any given match day are subject to revisions by Goalserve, the stats provider. In the event this occurs, the points on The Accumulator Club will be updated accordingly.

In order to participate in the pre-tournament predictions game, players must have submitted a valid set of predictions/selections 1 hour before the kick-off of the opening match of the EURO 2016 tournament. In order to score points for the entire duration of the EURO 2016 tournament in the round-by-round accumulator game, players must submit a valid set of predictions/selections 1 hour before the kick-off of the first fixture affecting each round of the game.

Players are able to create and join leagues attached to the round-by-round accumulator game at any stage of the tournament. The player will become eligible to receive and accumulate points after submitting a valid set of predictions/selections on the next available round of the game.
The Accumulator Club reserves the right to limit access to the site during periods of necessary updates to player profiles, points, rankings, games available etc.

Code of Conduct
The Accumulator Club, in its sole discretion reserves the right to suspend and delete teams or entire leagues that contain team names or league names which are deemed to be inappropriate or offensive. Depending on the seriousness of the situation, a user's account may be permanently removed.

In due course, The Accumulator Club will provide the facility to leave comments on the blog, or contribute to a forum/message board. To participate and contribute in these areas of the website you will be required to sign up for membership. These Terms and Conditions govern that membership and in accepting these Terms and Conditions you also agree to use any blog, forum or message board in accordance with the following rules;

  • No Defamation, stalking, bullying, abuse, harassment, impersonation or use of threatening or intimidating behaviour towards other Accumulator Club members, or any other third party.
  • Do not publish or upload any material that is unlawful, harassing, threatening, defamatory, obscene, offensive, abusive, hateful, inflammatory, profane, racially, sexually or religiously offensive or otherwise objectionable or unlawful.
  • No spamming, soliciting services or advertising to other Accumulator Club members, or any other 3rd party.
  • Do not transmit material that contains viruses or any other malicious code designed to interrupt, delete, or deny the functionality of any software or hardware.
  • Do not use automated software including robots, spiders and scrapers to extract Game content without written consent from The Accumulator Club. 
  • Do not submit or share material that may violate, plagiarise, or infringe – the copyright, trademark/s, trade secrets, privacy, publicity, personal or proprietary rights of The Accumulator Club, or any 3rd party.

If you fail to abide by these Rules when contributing to and using The Accumulator Club website, your contribution may well be edited or removed without warning. If further indiscretions are made, an email will be sent issuing a warning that continuing to break the rules may result in the termination of your membership.

The Accumulator Club reserves the right to delete any contribution, or take action against any member, at any time, for any reason.

In-game football player status and information
The football players in the game are those provided by Goalserve, inc. The official squad selections and player numbers are accurate to the best of our knowledge. The Accumulator Club has determined each football player’s position for the purpose of the game, which may not necessarily reflect the position in reality. At the discretion of The Accumulator Club, football players may be added, modified or removed from the game.

During the course of the tournament, football player information will be available to check in order to help make informed decisions on playing the game. This information is drawn from the data provided and is not added or updated by The Accumulator Club – We cannot edit this information and we cannot accept any responsibility for the affect it has on the game. The information is shown as a guideline and there is no guarantee of its accuracy.

Registration, Account Password and Security
Many areas of the Website require registration for access. If you choose to provide information to The Accumulator Club, you hereby agree to provide accurate and complete information. By creating a user account, you accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account including maintaining the confidentiality of your password and restricting access to your computer and mobile devices so that others may not access any protected areas. You agree to indemnify The Accumulator Club for any improper or illegal use of your account.

Copyrighted material
Your use of any information or materials on The Accumulator Club is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable.

This website and application contain material which is owned by or licensed to The Accumulator Club. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, appearance, code and the concept of the games, how they are played and the scoring system associated. Reproduction of any part of the site is strictly prohibited and any unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.

All imagery and trademarks that have been reproduced on this website which are not the property of, or licensed to, The Accumulator Club are acknowledged on the website.

Limitation on Liability
The information on this website and its associated news and blogs is subject to change at any time.

Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, or suitability of the information, tools or games found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information, tools and games may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors.

The Accumulator Club assumes no liability for loss or damage resulting from any use of or reliance upon the games or the content found on this website. In no event will The Accumulator Club, or any of its affiliates be liable for any lost profits, lost savings, lost data, business interruption, or other consequential damages or claims arising from the use of The Accumulator Club website or applications.

The Accumulator Club may occasionally provide links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience and to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website/s. We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website/s.

The Accumulator Club does not offer gambling facilities, although we may link to 3rd party sites that do. Use of any 3rd party sites is at your own risk and The Accumulator Club will not be liable for any lost profits, lost savings, lost data, business interruption, or other consequential damages or claims arising from the use of linked sites.

Prize Money
The Accumulator Club is free to play, but cash prizes will be awarded to players who rank from 1st to 3rd overall in the pre-tournament predictions game, each round of the round-by-round game and the overall rankings for accumulated points in the round-by-round game.

Please refer to the How to Play page for an overview of the prize money that will be distributed.

Payments can be made in pounds sterling (£), euros (€) or dollars ($). Winners will be notified via email and requested to provide proof of identity and age (Eg. valid passport or driving license). Payment will be made by Paypal or Skrill only, we will not ask for any personal account information.

These Terms and Conditions will be interpreted in accordance with English law and the users agree that all claims arising from their participation in the Game will be under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of England and Wales..