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1. Terms of Use

This page (together with the documents referred to on it) sets out the terms ("Terms") on which we agree to let you use our website www.laureususa.com ("our site").  Please read these Terms carefully.  By using our site, you agree that you accept these Terms.  If you do not agree to abide by the Terms, you must not use our site.

When using our site, you will be subject to any additional posted guidelines or rules including (but not limited to), any forum rules and guidance, announcements, stickies or any further guidance posted on our site from time to time by a moderator relating to a specific activity or feature (together the "Guidelines").  All such Guidelines are incorporated by reference into these Terms.

2. About Us

2.1 www.laureususa.com is operated by Laureus World Sports Awards Limited ("we" "us" "our"). We are registered in England and Wales under company number 3822952. Our registered office is at 15 Hill Street, London, W1J 5QT. Our VAT number is GB 751 8171 30.

About our Site

3.1 We agree that you can use our site subject to the Terms (which includes, for the avoidance of doubt, the privacy policy set out on this page and our Acceptable Use Policy.

3.2 We reserve the right at any time and without notice to withdraw, amend or suspend any part or the whole of our site and any content therein and to restrict access to some or all of our site to any user, whether registered with us or not, at our discretion.

3.3 We will try to ensure that our site is available 24 hours a day, however, we will not be liable if our site is unavailable for any reason. 

3.4 The views, comments and opinions expressed by authors on our site do not represent our views, and we accept no liability in respect of any such views comments or opinions.

3.5 You agree that we can disclose whatever information about you and your identity as is necessary to allow any third party who claims that your material infringes any of the third party's intellectual property rights to contact or trace you.

3.6 You agree that you will only upload materials or take part in any forums or discussions boards or chat rooms on our site according to the rules set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.

3.7 We have the right to remove any material, posting or comment that you upload to our site if, in our sole opinion, that material, posting or comment does not comply with these Terms or our Acceptable Use Policy.

Virus, hacking and other offences

4.1 You must not misuse our site by knowingly or carelessly introducing viruses, Trojans, worms, logic bombs or other malicious or harmful material.

4.2 You must not try to gain unauthorised access to our sites, servers, computers or databases and you must not attack our site via a denial-or-service attack or a distributed denial-of -service attack.

4.3 We will report any breach of paragraphs 4.1 and 4.2 above to relevant law enforcement authorities and will co-operate with those authorities including by disclosing identity information about anyone suspected of breaching paragraphs 4.1 and 4.2.

Security

We may require you to register with us in order to access some or all parts of our site.  As part of this registration, we may issue you with a user identification code, password or other information, as part of our security procedures.  You agree that you will treat this information as confidential and you will not disclose it to anyone else.  We reserve the right to withdraw any user identification code, password or other security information if we suspect that you have not complied with this paragraph 5.

Links To and From Our Site

6.1 You may link our home page as long as you do this fairly and legally and you do not jeopardise or damage our reputation.

6.2 Any link to our site that you create must not imply that you are in any way associated with, approved or endorsed by us, and must never present any false information about us. 

6.3 You must not create any link to our site that you do not have the necessary authority or permission to link from, and the site you are linking from must not contain any content that is distasteful, offensive or controversial, infringes any intellectual property rights or other rights of any party or which does not comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

6.4 You shall fully indemnify us and keep us indemnified for any loss or damage that we suffer as a result of any link to our site that you put in place. 

6.5 Some resources and links to other sites which appear on our site have been provided by third parties, and these resources and links are provided for information only.  We have no control over the contents of these resources or links and we accept no liability for loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

7 Our liablity

7.1 The material displayed on our site is provided on an "as is" basis, without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy despite our best efforts.  To the extent permitted by law, we, other members of our group of companies and third parties connected to us hereby expressly exclude:

7.1.1 All conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity.

7.1.2 Any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our site or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including, without limitation any liability for:

a) loss of income or revenue;

b) loss of business;

c) loss of profits or contracts;

d) loss of anticipated savings;

e) loss of data;

f) loss of goodwill;

g) wasted management or office time; and

h) any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable.

7.2 This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

8 Intellectual property rights

8.1 Except as specified in our Acceptable Use Policy, we are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it, including but not limited to photographs and graphical images).  Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world.  All such rights are reserved.

8.2 Subject to paragraph 8.3 and paragraph 8.4, certain parts of our site may be printed or downloaded for certain purposes, namely:

8.2.1 for private study or reference;

8.2.2 for non-published research;

8.2.3 to help third parties engaged by us in fulfilling our requirements.

8.3 You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our site.  You may keep only one temporary copy in a single computer's memory or any part of our site.  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.

8.4 You must attach a copy of these Terms to any material you take from our site.  Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on our site must always be acknowledged.

8.5 You must not use any part of the materials on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.

8.6 If you print off, copy or download any part of our site in breach of these Terms, your right to use our site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

8.7 You agree and warrant that any material that you upload to our site (including comments, documents, photographs, images permitted links), is not confidential, is not proprietary (or that you are the proprietor) and, such that any consent or licence is needed, you grant us an irrevocable, perpetual royalty free worldwide, non-exclusive licence to use, copy, distribute and disclose any such material for any purpose whatsoever.  You also agree to fully indemnify us and keep us indemnified for any loss or damage that we suffer as a result of any material that you upload to this site.

9 Information about you and your visits to our site

We process information about you in accordance with our privacy policy, which is located from paragraph 10 onwards of the Terms.  By using our site, you agree that we can process your data in the ways set out in our privacy policy. 

10 PRIVACY POLICY

10.1 We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

10.2 This policy sets out the basis on which any personal date we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us.  Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

10.3 For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act), the data controller is Laureus World Sport Awards Limited of 460 Fulham Road, London, SW6 1BZ, United Kingdom.

11 information we may collect from you

11.1 We may collect and process the following data about you:

11.1.1 information that you provide by filling in forms on our site.  This includes information provided at the time of registering to use our site, subscribing to our service, posting material or requesting further services.  We may also ask you for information when you report a problem with our site;

11.1.2 if you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence;

11.1.3 we may also ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them;

11.1.4 details of your visits to our site including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, whether this is required for our own billing purposes or otherwise and the resources that you access;

11.1.5 information submitted by you in connection with RNS feeds or other communication methods used to send information about us to you.

12 ip addresses and cookies

12.1 We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers.  This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.

12.2 For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer.  Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.  They help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service.  They enable us:

12.2.1 to estimate our audience size and usage pattern;

12.2.2 to store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our site according to your individual interests;

12.2.3 to speed up your searches;

12.2.4 to recognise you when you return to our site.

12.3 You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies.  However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our site.  Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you log onto our site.

13 Where we store your personal data

13.1 The data we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area ("EEA").  It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or one of our suppliers.  By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing.  We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

13.2 Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure.  Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk.  Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

14 Uses made of your information

14.1 We use information held about you in the following ways:

14.1.1 to ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;

14.1.2 to provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes;

14.1.3 to carry out our obligations arising from any contract entered into between you and us;

14.1.4 to allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so;

14.1.5 to notify you about changes to our service.

14.2 With your consent we may also use your data, or allow selected third parties to use your data, to provide you with information about goods and services which may be of interest to you and we or they may contact you about these by post or telephone.

14.3 We and, where permitted, selected third parties who we allow to use your data, will contact you by electronic means only if you have consented to this.

15 Disclosure of your information

15.1 We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, affiliated companies, ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries.

15.2 We may disclose your personal information to third parties:

15.2.1 in the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets;

15.2.2 if we or substantially all of our assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by us about you will be one of the transferred assets;

15.2.3 if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our Terms and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or our business, our site, our employees, contributors to our site, or others. 

16 Your rights

16.1 You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes.  We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes.  You can also exercise the right at any time by unsubscribing on our site.

16.2 Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates.  If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies.  Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

16.3 The Act gives you the right to access information held about you.  Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act.  Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.

16.4 Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page.

17 Variations

We may amend these Terms and our privacy policy or our Acceptable Use Policy at any time.  You must regularly check our site for changes, because these changes are binding on you.  Some of the provisions contained in these may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our site.

18 Jurisdiction and governing law

The English courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our site, our Terms or this Acceptable Use Policy although we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these conditions in your country of residence or any other relevant country, and English law will be the governing law. 

19 Contacting us

If you have any concerns about material which appears on our site, or if you would like to change how we process your personal data, please contact us by email on konstantin.vonhardenberg(at)laureus.com.

Date of Posting: January 2013