Terms & Conditions

USER TERMS & CONDITIONS (“the Agreement”)

PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY. IT SETS OUT THE TERMS UNDER WHICH SPOTLIGHT SPORTS GROUP OFFERS YOU USE OF ITS INTERACTIVE SERVICES AS DEFINED IN CLAUSE 1.1 OF THIS AGREEMENT AND ITS WEB SITE SPOTLIGHT SPORTS GROUP ONLINE LOCATED AT WWW.SPOTLIGHTSPORTSGROUP.COM, FOR EXAMPLE, ITS ANDROID, IPHONE AND IPAD APPS   (“THE SITE”). BY USING ANY OF THE INTERACTIVE SERVICES AND/OR THE SITE YOU AGREE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND ACCEPT THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND  THAT THEY SHALL APPLY TO YOUR USE. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO BE BOUND BY THEM, PLEASE LEAVE THIS WEB SITE.

This Agreement is made between you and Spotlight Sports Group (registered number 3387163)   whose registered office is 5 Fleet Place, London, EC4M 7RD, London, England (“we” or “us”).

1. Interactive Services

1.1 We may make available to you on or via the Site chat areas, forums and/or other means by which communications may be made available and/or disseminated publicly; shopping and other commercial and/or transactional services including, without limitation, the supply of goods and/or services; advisory services; and/or competitions and/or prize draws (all together the “Interactive Services”).

1.2 The Interactive Services may be operated by third parties and where they are this will be made clear to you. Where such Interactive Services are operated by a third party you may be asked to supply information and/or data (including, without limitation, financial, credit card and/or bank data), where that third party may have specific additional terms and conditions which apply. Further, when using such Interactive Services operated by such third parties, you will be dealing with them directly and as such any contracts and/or arrangements will be formed between you and them, without us as a party and we cannot be held liable for your use of or any liability arising out of the same (save to the extent required by law).

2. Use of the Site and the Interactive Services

2.1 The Site and the Interactive Services are for personal and non-commercial use only. You may copy electronically and print portions of the Site and/or the Interactive Services for your personal, non-commercial use only. In particular, you may not use any information from any directory or other listing or information retrieval service (if any) made available on or by the Site and/or the Interactive Services, in connection with any business or commercial undertaking (whether or not for profit). You must not display the Site or the Interactive Services or any part thereof in public. Any other use of materials on the Site and/or the Interactive Services, including User Generated Content (including without limitation reproduction for a purpose other than that noted above and any modification, distribution or republication) without our prior written permission is strictly prohibited. You also agree not to deep-link and/or frame to any of the Site for any purpose, unless specifically authorised by us to do so.

You agree that:

(a) you shall not use the Site or the Interactive Services to transmit or knowingly or recklessly receive (or knowingly or recklessly authorise or permit any other person to receive or transmit) material which is obscene, threatening, menacing, offensive, defamatory, abusive, in breach of confidence, in breach of any intellectual property right (including copyright) or otherwise violates any applicable law or regulation or code, or which makes excessive demands for bandwidth or contains any virus or which may otherwise impair or harm our computer systems or any third party computer system; and

(b) you will keep your password(s) if any relevant to the Site and/or the Interactive Services secure and not let them become public knowledge or be used by any third party.

2.2 You agree that you will not submit any material to us (“User Generated Content”) :

(a) that is in any way, threatening, abusive, offensive, defamatory, invasive of another ‘s privacy, in breach of confidence or privacy, embarrassing to any person, hateful, blasphemous, pornographic, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;

(b) in respect of which you do not have the necessary licences or approvals;

(c) which constitutes or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offenceor otherwise contrary to any law,  regulation or code of practice, give rise to civil liability  or infringe the rights of any third party;

(d) which is technically harmful;

(e) which is or may be deemed to be advertising or promotional materials;

(f)  collect or store other users’ personal data.

You will not impersonate any person or entity when submitting User Generated Content or misrepresent any affiliation with any person or entity.

We reserve the right to require you to change your user name for any reason.

You acknowledge that we have no obligation to monitor any User Generated Content but we have the sole discretion to display, modify, distribute or delete any such User Generated Content in our sole discretion and may remove any such material at any time. Notwithstanding this, you are solely responsible for and bear the risk associated with such User Generated Content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of the same.

In the event that you are in breach of these Terms and Conditions and/or our Standards for User Generated Content at any time, we may suspend or  terminate any account that you have with us. You may not open another account with us and if you do, we reserve the right to terminate any such account. In the event that you continue to contravene these Terms and Conditions and/or the Standards for User Generated Content we reserve the right to contact your employer or your internet service provider.

We will co-operate with law enforcement or regulatory authorities or any court order requesting or requiring us to disclose the identity or location of anyone who has submitted User Generated Content to us in breach or allegedly in breach of these Terms and Conditions and/or the Standards for User Generated Content

In relation to any User Generated Content, you automatically and  hereby grant to us a perpetual, royalty free, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and licence to use, edit, reproduce, modify, publish, translate, create derivative works from and distribute such User Generated Content, in whole or on part,  in any form, medium or technology now known or hereafter developed. In addition, as between you and us, you waive any and all moral rights in such User Generated Content.

Please also see our Standards for User Generated Content which also apply to User Generated Content and which are incorporated into these Terms and Conditions. In the event that you submit any material to us for publication, you will be deemed to have accepted these Terms and Conditions and Standards.

If you see in the Site and/or the Interactive Services any material submitted by a third party user of the Site which you believe to be in breach of these Terms and Conditions and/or the Standards for User Generated Content you may report it by sending an email to infor@spotlightsportsgroup.com. We cannot guarantee that any action will be taken as a result of your email.

2.3 The intellectual property in all design, text, graphics and other material and the selection or arrangement of such material in the Site and/or the Interactive Services is owned by us and/or our respective licensors.

2.4 Save to the extent required by law, we make no representations, warranties or terms of any kind including (without limitation) implied warranties as to completeness, accuracy, satisfactory quality and fitness for a particular purpose are made in respect of the Site and/or the Interactive Services or their contents (including, without limitation, any views or comment made) which are provided on an “as is” basis). We do not warrant that the Site and/or the Interactive Services or their contents (including, without limitation, any views or comment made) will meet your particular expectations or requirements or that they will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free; nor do we make any warranty as to results or the accuracy of any information obtained by you through the Site and/or the Interactive Services or their contents (including, without limitation, any views or comment made), all of which arehereby excluded to the greatest extent permitted by law. All information and/or data included in and/or on the Site, the Interactive Services and/or in any directory or other listings or information retrieval service made available on or by the Site and/or the Interactive Services has been so made available for guidance only. Your use of such information and/or data is therefore entirely at your own risk. Nothing in these terms of use excludes or limits our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, or our fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited by English law. We will not be liable to any user for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:

•     use of, or inability to use, our site; or
•     use of, or reliance on, any content displayed on our site.

Please note that we only provide our site for domestic and private use. You agree not to use our site for any commercial or business purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.
We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our site or to your downloading of any content on it, or on any website linked to it. We assume no responsibility for the content of websites linked on our site. Such links should not be interpreted as endorsement by us of those linked websites. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

2.5 The Site and/or the Interactive Services may include links to web sites and/or services owned and/or operated by third parties. These are provided for your convenience only and we are not responsible for and do not give any warranties or make any representations regarding any such web sites and/or services and is not responsible for or liable in relation to the content or your use of such web sites (save to the extent required by law).

2.6 We are the owner of:

(a) those trade mark(s) indicated as such throughout the Site from time to time; and

(b) all other trade marks used in the Site and/or the Interactive Service which are not licensed to it by any third party. All other trade marks, product names and company names or logos cited therein are the property of their respective owners

2.7 The provisions in clause 5 and our Privacy Policy on Data Protection and Use of Personal Information apply in respect of your use of the Site and/or the Interactive Services.

2.8 Viruses

(a) We do not guarantee that our site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses. You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access our site. You should use your own virus protection software. You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorized 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 site will cease immediately.

3. Availability and Security of the Site and the Interactive Service
3.1 Due to the nature of the Internet, we do not promise full and error free operation of the Site and/or the Interactive Services at all times. All of our liability and that of our directors or employees howsoever arising for any loss whatsoever arising from your use of or inability to use the Site and/or the Interactive Services is excluded, insofar as it is possible to do so in law.

3.2 Any and all information or material of whatever nature added to or stored by you on the Site (“your material”) is so added or stored entirely at your own risk. All of our and the liability of our directors or employees in respect of the loss or deletion of your material or your inability for whatever reason to access your material is excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.

3.3 We shall use reasonable endeavours to ensure that the Site, the Interactive Services and any information it holds on you are kept secure. However, due to the nature of the Internet, we cannot accept any liability for those who intentionally attempt to and/or gain unauthorised access to the same by means such as, without limitation, computer hacking (save to the extent that we are unable to exclude such liability by law).

3.4 From time to time, your access to the Site and/or the Interactive Services may be suspended in order for work to be carried out relating to upgrading or maintenance or otherwise as necessary for the provision of the Site and/or the Interactive Services. We shall endeavour to ensure that such works are carried out as expeditiously as is possible in the circumstances.

4. Registration

Where you are asked to complete a registration form for us the personal details that you provide must be true, accurate and complete.

5. Data Protection and Use of Personal Information

Full details of the way we hold and process information  which you provide to us and/or from which we can identify you are set out in our Privacy Policy

SLAVERY & HUMAN TRAFFICKING STATEMENT
This statement can be found on the company’s main website SpotlightSportsGroup.com and is made pursuant to s.54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that Spotlight Sports Group has taken, and is continuing to take, to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within its business or supply chain.

Modern slavery is an international crime, affecting an estimated 29.8 million slaves around the world.  It is a growing global issue that transcends age, gender and ethnicities.  It includes victims who have been brought from overseas and vulnerable people in the UK who are forced to work illegally against their will across many different sectors such as agriculture, hospitality, construction, retail and manufacturing.

A number of procedures are in place that contribute to ensuring modern slavery does not occur in our business or supply chains:

Employment:

Robust recruitment processes in line with UK employment laws, including: ‘right to work’ document checks; contracts of employment and checks to ensure everyone employed is 16 and above.  

Audits of casual workers and freelance contributors to establish that remuneration and benefits comply with UK legislation.

An enhanced benefits package, providing additional health and welfare options.

In order to help our staff understand this issue and how to report any suspicions they may have, whether in a business or personal context, we have highlighted the website to employees, which holds useful information on how to recognise types of slavery, how to spot the signs and provides details of a telephone helpline.

Supply Chain:

The procurement of raw materials, manufacturing and distribution processes for newspapers are subcontracted to a small number of suppliers.
Newspaper raw materials procurement, manufacture and bulk distribution to Reach Plc.

Reach Plc’s Modern Slavery Statement was published during 2017.

We have reviewed the Reach Plc Anti Modern Slavery policies and supplier engagement procedures.

https://reachplc.com/modern-slavery-statement

Manufacturing within the Republic of Ireland and Belgium is carried out under contracts that require the providers of those services to act within the employment laws of those countries.

>Distribution to retail outlets conducted under contract to Reach Plc are:

Menzies Distribution Limited, a division of John Menzies Plc.
johnmenziesplc.com/anti-slavery-and-human-trafficking-statement
Smith News, a division of Connect Group Plc.
connectgroupplc.com/modern-slavery-statement

Citibet and Citipost Limited distribute on behalf of SpotlightSportsGroup to licensed bookmaker premises.

We have reviewed the Ethics Policies of the Citipost Group in respect of employee and worker rights.

Other significant value suppliers, such as the provision of software development services based outside the UK and EU, are contracted under terms that have transparency of employment terms and are visited on a regular basis by our own staff.

Of 92 suppliers who provide services costing more than £40,000 during 2016 all were considered to be in low-risk territories.

Risk:
Based on the sectors and territories within which Spotlight Sports Group operates in terms of both employment and supply chain the risk of engagement with individuals or organisations who may be engaged in modern slavery is considered very low.