Terms & Conditions


These terms and conditions (the Terms and Conditions) apply to the entire contents of the website under the domain name [http://www.football-dataco.com] (the DataCo Website) and to any correspondence by e-mail between Football DataCo Limited and the user of the DataCo Website (You). Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully before using the DataCo Website. Using the DataCo Website indicates that You accept the Terms and Conditions regardless of whether or not You choose to enter into a Agreement (a Agreement) with Football DataCo Limited on behalf of itself, The Football Association Premier League Limited, The Football League Limited, The Scottish Premier League Limited and The Scottish Football League (the Leagues) for any of the services or products that it Agreements. If You do not accept these Terms and Conditions, please do not use the DataCo Website. This DataCo Website is aimed at businesses and organisations, not consumers.

These Terms and Conditions are issued by Football DataCo Limited, the owner and operator of the DataCo Website, whose company number is 4210887 and whose registered office is at 30 Gloucester Place, London, W1U 8PL (DataCo).


1. Introduction

1.1. By accessing any part of the DataCo Website, You shall be deemed to have accepted these Terms and Conditions in full. If You do not accept these Terms and Conditions in full, You must leave the DataCo Website immediately.

1.2. DataCo is entitled to change these Terms and Conditions at any time. You should check the DataCo Website from time to time to review the current Terms and Conditions, because they are binding on You. Please note that certain provisions in these Terms and Conditions may be superseded by expressly designated terms located on particular pages of the DataCo Website and/or the Agreements.


2. Your use of the DataCo Website

2.1. You agree:

2.1.1. to abide by all applicable laws, regulations and codes of conduct that may apply to the DataCo Website and to be solely responsible for all things arising from Your use of the DataCo Website;

2.1.2. not to damage, interfere with or disrupt access to the DataCo Website or do anything that may interrupt or impair its functionality;

2.1.3. not to obtain or attempt to obtain unauthorised access to the DataCo Website, by whatever means (including, without limitation, hacking) or other services or computer systems or areas of our networks which are identified as restricted; and

2.1.4. to be responsible for ensuring that Your computer systems and equipment are capable of accessing and inter-operating with this DataCo Website and its contents.


3. Your use of the DataCo Website content

3.1. You are permitted to print and/or download Agreement application forms from the DataCo Website solely for the purpose of completing and submitting an application for a Agreement.

3.2. You may not alter the Agreement application forms under any circumstances.

3.3. The copyright, database rights and other intellectual property rights in all material on the DataCo Website are owned by DataCo or, where indicated, its licensors. For the purposes of these Terms and Conditions, any use of extracts from the DataCo Website other than in accordance with these Terms and Conditions for any purpose is prohibited. If You breach any of these Terms and Conditions, Your permission to use the DataCo Website will automatically terminate and You must immediately destroy any downloaded or printed extracts from the DataCo Website.

3.4. Subject to clause 3.1, no part of the DataCo Website may be reproduced, stored or transmitted in any form (including in any public or private electronic retrieval system or service) without DataCo's prior written permission.

3.5. Any rights not expressly granted in these Terms and Conditions are reserved.


4. Payment of Agreement fee

4.1. Your completed application along with payment for the Agreement will constitute an offer by You to enter into a Agreement. This offer is only capable of being accepted by DataCo. DataCo reserves the right to reject completed Agreement applications for any reason whatsoever. In the event that Your Agreement application is rejected, full payment will be refunded to You within 30 days.

4.2. Payment of any fixed fee or advance in respect of each Agreement can be made either by sending a cheque made payable to "Football DataCo Limited" to 30 Gloucester Place, London, W1U 8PL or electronic bank transfer. If You wish to pay by electronic bank transfer please contact DataCo for the relevant payment details. Additional fees or royalties (if any) should be paid in accordance with the terms of the applicable Agreement.

4.3. Whilst DataCo endeavours to ensure that all Agreement fee amounts advertised on the DataCo Website are accurate, errors may occur. If DataCo discovers an error in the Agreement fee amount after You have submitted a completed application, it will inform You as soon as possible and give You the option of either reconfirming Your application for the correct fee or cancelling it. If DataCo is unable to contact You for any reason, it will treat the application as cancelled. If You cancel and You have already paid the Agreement fee, you will receive a full refund within 30 days.

4.4. Normally the Agreement will be signed and agreed within a calendar month of payment.


5. Privacy

5.1. In the course of applying for a Agreement from DataCo through the DataCo Website, You may submit personal data that will be processed by DataCo on behalf of the relevant League(s) for the following purposes:

5.1.1. deciding whether or not to grant You a Agreement;

5.1.2. to comply with and enforce its contractual rights and obligations arising under the Agreement (including to process payment of Your Agreement fee); and

5.1.3. sharing with football clubs for administrative purposes (such as gaining admission to football grounds).

5.2 Your personal data will also be subject to the privacy policies of the relevant League(s). Please click on the hyperlinks provided below in order to access these privacy policies:

FA Premier League Privacy Policy
EFL Privacy Policy
Scottish Premier League Privacy Policy
Scottish Football League Privacy Policy


6. Service Access

6.1. While DataCo endeavours to ensure that the DataCo Website is normally available 24 hours a day, DataCo shall not be liable if for any reason the DataCo Website is unavailable at any time or for any period.

6.2. Access to the DataCo Website may be suspended temporarily and without notice in the case of system failure, maintenance or repair or for reasons beyond DataCo's control.


7. Links and other websites

Any links to third party websites are provided solely for Your convenience. By clicking on these links, You will leave the DataCo Website. DataCo has not reviewed all of these third party websites and does not control and is not responsible for these websites or their content or availability. DataCo therefore does not endorse or make any representations about them, or any material found there, or any results that may be obtained from using them. If You decide to access any of the third party websites linked to the DataCo Website, You do so entirely at Your own risk. Furthermore, DataCo recommends that You inspect the privacy policies of these third party websites if You intend to submit personal data to them.


8. Disclaimer

8.1. While DataCo endeavours to ensure that the information on the DataCo Website is correct, DataCo does not warrant the accuracy and completeness of the material on the DataCo Website. DataCo may make changes to the material on the DataCo Website, or to the products and prices described in it, at any time without notice.

8.2. The material on the DataCo Website is provided "as is" and to the maximum extent permitted by law, DataCo provides You with the DataCo Website on the basis that DataCo excludes all representations, warranties, conditions and other terms including, without limitation, the conditions implied by law including, without limitation, any in relation to satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose, freedom from error and absence of contaminants (such as viruses, trojan horses, worms or similar) which, but for these Terms and Conditions, might have effect in relation to the DataCo Website.


9. Liability

9.1. DataCo, any other party (whether or not involved in creating, producing, maintaining or delivering the DataCo Website), and any of DataCo's group companies and the officers, directors, employees, shareholders or agents of any of them, exclude all liability and responsibility for any amount or kind of loss or damage that may result to You or a third party (including without limitation, any direct, indirect, punitive or consequential loss or damages, or any loss of income, profits, goodwill, data, contracts, use of money, or loss or damages arising from or connected in any way to business interruption, and whether in tort (including without limitation negligence), contract or otherwise) in connection with the DataCo Website in any way or in connection with the use, inability to use or the results of use of the DataCo Website, any websites linked to the DataCo Website or the material on such websites, including but not limited to loss or damage due to viruses that may infect Your computer equipment, software, data or other property on account of Your access to, use of, or browsing the DataCo Website or Your downloading of any material from the DataCo Website or any websites linked to the DataCo Website.

9.2. Nothing in the Terms and Conditions shall exclude or limit DataCo's liability for:

9.2.1. death or personal injury caused by negligence;

9.2.2. fraud;

9.2.3. fraudulent misrepresentation; or

9.2.4. any liability which cannot be excluded or limited by law.


10. Indemnity

You agree to indemnify DataCo (and its officers, employees, agents or associates) against any loss, liability, damage, cost, expense, claim or injury threatened against or incurred or suffered by them as a result of Your failure to comply with any of the Terms and Conditions or Your improper or unlawful use of the DataCo Website.


11. Transfer

Your rights under these Terms and Conditions are personal to You and are non-transferable. DataCo is entitled to assign its rights and benefits under these Terms and Conditions to a third party.


12. Third Party Rights

The application of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 is expressly excluded from these Terms and Conditions.


13. Governing Law and Jurisdiction

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. Disputes arising in connection with these Terms and Conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.


14. Further Questions

It is recommended that you print out a copy of these Terms and Conditions for your future reference. If You have any further questions about these Terms and Conditions, please contact David Folker, General Manager, at dfolker@football-dataco.com.