Terms & Conditions

Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully. These Terms and Conditions of use (hereinafter referred to as the “Legal Terms”) describe the terms and conditions applicable to your access and use of championshockeyleague.com (hereinafter referred to as the “Website”), the Services or the Content contained therein. By accessing this Website and/or any pages thereof, you signify your agreement with and understanding of the Legal Terms pertaining to both this Website and any material contain on this Website. Your use of or access to championshockeyleague.com, the Services or the Content is also governed by the championshockeyleague.com's Privacy Policy, which is accessible at www.championshockeyleague.net/privacy, and is hereby incorporated into these Legal Terms by reference. If you do not agree to these Legal Terms, do no access this Website. In addition, when using particular services, including but not limited to Champions Hockey League Statistical Information and/or the Pay Services, you shall be subject to any guidelines or rules that may be posted on this Website from time to time. All such guidelines and rules are hereby incorporated by reference into these Legal Terms. Please note that when accessing a CHL Participating Club’s website via this Website, each Participating Club’s website has its own Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy and your use of or access to a Participating Club’s websites is governed by the respective Participating Club’s Term and Conditions and Privacy Policy, which is available through a link on the Participating Club’s home page.

Champions Hockey League reserves the right to change these Legal Terms at any time without notice to you. You are, therefore, responsible for regularly reviewing these Legal Terms. Continued use of this Website following any such changes shall constitute your acceptance of such changes.

Scope of Use

The Champions Hockey League (hereinafter referred to as “CHL”) currently provides users with various Services, including but not limited to social media, video offers, and other interactive and non-interactive features, all of which may be updated, deleted or otherwise modified from time to time at the discretion of the CHL. In addition, the CHL also provides access to certain footage (video and audio), photographs, texts, images, statistics, logos and other media and intellectual property related to or otherwise associated with the CHL, its Member Leagues and Participating Clubs. Some of the Services and Content require access fees (“Pay Services”) and others are free to use without the payment of an access fee (“Free Services”). The Pay Services and Free Services, including all features, Services and Content on this Website are collectively referred to as “Services” herein.

The CHL invites you to access, view, and use small portions of the Content (including text, graphics, software, video files, photos, etc.) on this Website for only personal informational purposes provided that (a) all copyright notices and/or other proprietary notices are left intact; (b) a link to the Legal Terms are included; and (c) all Content is displayed in accordance with all CHL requirements as notified on this Website. However, you may not store, modify, reproduce, transmit, sell or distribute (for commercial or non-commercial purposes) any portion of the Content of this Website, or the design or layout of the Website or individual sections thereof, in any form or media without CHL’s prior written consent. No portion of the Content of this Website may be viewed in “open to the public areas” or in commercial establishments where multiple people can view it at the same time. The commercial or non-commercial use, reproduction, transmission or distribution of any information Software or other material available through this Website without the prior written consent of the CHL is strictly prohibited. Should you be interested in reproducing, duplicating or copying any of the Content of the Website, please contact the CHL at office@championshockeyleague.com.

Access to Services

In order to use this Website or the Services to access the Content, you must obtain access to the World Wide Web. In addition, you must provide all equipment necessary to make such connection to the World Wide Web, including a computer and modem or other access device. The Services are subject to transmission limitations of the Internet, including, but not limited to, video and/or audio dropouts, rebuffering or loss of connection.

Geo-blocking restrictions apply to Services that allow the user to watch live-streaming games, or highlights (Pay Services). Geo-blocking restrictions are designed to protect the television rights holder of certain games. If you circumvent or attempt to circumvent any geo-blocked restrictions, your subscription to such Service will be subject to immediate termination and you may be subject to legal action.

Privacy and Security

In order to use some of the Services, you may be required to register with the CHL by providing certain information about yourself, including your name and email address. As the CHL is subject to Swiss Data Protection Laws when collecting and processing personal data, all information collected about you during your registration for and/or or use of this Website or Services will be used in accordance with all applicable laws, including, but not limited to, Swiss Data Protection Laws, and with the Championshockeyleague.com Privacy Policy (the terms of which are hereby incorporated into these Legal Terms by reference). You agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as requested in connection with your registration for Services. If you provide untrue and/or inaccurate information or the CHL has reasonable grounds to suspect the information is untrue and/or inaccurate, the CHL has the right to suspend or terminate your registration. For the Pay Services, please note the special conditions under the respective title “Pay Services” appearing below.

You will create a password upon completing the registration process for use of specific Services that require registration. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password.

If you communicate with the CHL by e-mail, you should note that the security of Internet email is uncertain. By sending sensitive or confidential email messages which are not encrypted you accept the risk of such uncertainty and possible lack of confidentiality over the internet.

User Conduct

You agree that in connection with your use of the Website, the Services and/or the Content you will not: a) upload, post, email or otherwise transmit or link to any content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of anyone’s privacy, hateful, fraudulent, pornographic, profane, racially and/or ethnically offensive or that the CHL judges to be otherwise objectionable, or that discloses personal or private matters concerning any person that restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Website, or may expose the CHL or their users to any harm or liability of any type, in each case solely determined by the CHL; b) Impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a CHL Official, a CHL Participating Club Official, a current or former CHL Participating Club player or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity; c) upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any content that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information or proprietary or confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreement); d) upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes” or any other form of solicitation; e) misuse this Website by knowingly introducing viruses, Trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful; f) attempt to gain unauthorized access to this Website, the server on which this Website is stored or any server, computer, database connected to this Website or attach the CHL Website via a denial-of-service attach or distributed denial-of-service attack; and g) intentionally or unintentionally violate, or encourage the violation of, any applicable local, state, national or international law.

The CHL will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of this Website or due to you downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.

User Messages

a) With respect to messages, information, data, graphics photographs, images, creative ideas, concepts, know-how, techniques, suggestions or improvements or other content that you transmit, submit or post to the Websites and/or in connection with any of the Services (“Message”), you are, by transmitting such Message, granting the CHL a perpetual, world-wide, royalty-free, non-exclusive, and irrevocable license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, translate, prepare derivative works based upon your Message, and distribute such Message for any purpose and in any form. This license is granted automatically and no payment of any kind will be due to you. b) The CHL has the right, but not the obligation, in its sole discretion, to review, edit or delete any Message for any reason. Although the CHL and its Partners may monitor and/or review Messages from time to time, they are under no obligation to do so and the CHL does not assume any liability or responsibility with respect to any Messages, including those that contain errors, defamatory content, pornography, profanity or inaccuracies. c) You acknowledge and agree that Messages are not confidential, and may be read, intercepted by others, and accessible on the World Wide Web.

Modification and Termination to the Website

You understand that the CHL may, at any time and from time to time, for any reason and without notice, and without liability to you or any third party, immediately modify, discontinue, change or restrict this Website and/or use thereof, and make changes to the Content, Software and/or Services of the Website. You agree that the CHL shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of this website generally or your use specifically.

Third Party Materials, Services and External Links

This Website and/or Services may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other World Wide Web sites or resources; and other World Wide Web sites or resources may provide links to this Website. Because the CHL has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that the CHL is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources and do not endorse and are not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such sites or resources.

You further understand and acknowledge that in some cases, it may be necessary or desirable to use third party services, software, technology, data and/or other content (collectively, “Third Party Materials”) either independently or in connection with various programs, features or functions available through this Website and/or Services. Such Third Party Materials may be downloaded to and/or stored on your computer or otherwise employed in connection with the functions and features of the Websites and the Services and you may or may not be notified of the same. Your use of Third Party Services may be subject to terms and conditions other than these Legal Terms. Further, Third Party Materials may appear to be sourced either through a Website or through a third party website. In any event, you agree and acknowledge that the CHL assumes no liability with respect to your use of such Third Party Materials whether you are aware of their use or not and whether or not the use of such Third Party Materials are endorsed or recommended for use by the CHL.

Intellectual property

You acknowledge and agree that: (i) all CHL logos and marks and CHL Participating Clubs logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted on this Website, the Services and the Content are the property of the CHL and the respective CHL Participating Clubs or are licensed to the CHL and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of the CHL; and (ii) the content, including without limitation, news articles, press releases, statistics, player biographies, photographs, images, illustrations, audio and video clips, is the property of, or is licensed by the CHL. You further acknowledge and agree that (i) any necessary software used in connection with this Website, the Services and the Content (the “Software”) contains proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws and is either owned by or licensed to the CHL; and (ii) content contained in sponsor advertisements or information presented to you through this Website, the Services and the Content is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws.

The CHL shall bear no responsibility whatsoever for unauthorized copying and/or use of any material property of third parties on this Website.

Except as authorized by the CHL, you agree not to reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, distribute, copy, publicly display or otherwise use this Website, the Content, the Software or any derivative works based on the Websites, the Services, the Content or the Software, in whole or in part accept as authorized herein. Other than the limited right of personal use in connection with your personal, non-commercial use of the Websites, the Services and the Content, you will have no rights to the Software.

No offer of Service

Unless otherwise expressly stated so, the material on this Website is intended to only be for informational purposes. The CHL makes no representation that material on this Website is appropriate or available for use in jurisdictions other than Switzerland. Those users who choose to access this Website from other locations do so at their own risk and are responsible for compliance with local laws and regulations.

Disclaimer

You expressly acknowledge and agree that: A. Your use of this Website, and any data, feeds, etc. from it, is at your own risk. The Website and any data, feeds, etc. from it, are provided on an “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” basis. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, CHL expressly disclaims all warranties, conditions and other terms of any kind, whether express or implied, including but not limited to, any implied term of accuracy, merchantability, satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose and any term as to the provision of services to a standard of reasonable care and skill or as to non-infringement of any intellectual property right. B. CHL makes no warranty or representation that (i) this website, or any feeds from it, will meet your requirements, (ii) this website, or any feed from it, will be uninterrupted, timely secure or error-free, (iii) the results that may be obtained from the use of this website, or any feeds from it, will be accurate or reliable, (iv) the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you through the website will meet your expectations, and (v) any errors in the software will be corrected. C. Any Content downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of this Website, or any feeds from it, is done at your own discretion and risk and that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of any such material. D. Commentary and other materials posted on this website, or contained in any feeds from it, are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. No information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from the CHL or through or from this Website shall create any warranty or other obligation not expressly stated in the CHL Legal Terms and the CHL disclaims all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to this Website or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.

Limitation of Liability

You expressly acknowledge and agree that CHL shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses (even if the CHL has been advised of the possibility of such damages) resulting from: (i) the use or the inability to use this Website; (ii) the cost of procurement of substitute services resulting from any data, information or Services purchased or obtained or Messages received or transactions entered into through or from this Website; (iii) unauthorized access to or alteration of your transmission or data; (iv) statements or conduct of any third party on this Website; (v) results of this Website, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it; or (vi) any other matter relating to this Website. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of this Website of these Legal Terms must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose. If you do not do so, you expressly waive any right to have to do so.

Indemnity

Notwithstanding any other term of this Agreement or any act or failure to act by the CHL or its vendors or Partners, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the CHL, its Member Leagues and Participating Clubs, and each of their respective officers, directors, governors, owners, other officials, partners, partnerships, principals, employees, affiliates and other related entities, servants, agents, representatives, successors and assigns from and against any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising out of (i) a Message you submit through the Website or Services; (ii) your use of this Website or the Services; (iii) your participation in any activities arising from the Website, (iv) your connection to the Website or the Services, (v) your violation of, or failure to perform your obligations under the Legal Terms, or (vi) your violation of any rights of another.

Linking to the Website and Embedding Content

a) No link to any of the Websites may be “framed” to the extent such frame contains any sponsor-ship, advertising or other commercial text or graphics. All links to the Websites must be to the applicable Website’s home page. “Deep Linking” to internal pages of the Websites is expressly prohibited. b) Certain Services may provide you with the ability to embed Content into other web pages. All use of embedded Content must be for non-commercial purposes.

Pay Services

You must complete the registration process on championshockeyleague.com to subscribe online to the applicable Pay Services. By registering online you warrant that: (i) you are of adult age in the jurisdiction in which you reside; (ii) all information you submit is true and correct (including without limitation all credit card information); and (iii) you are the card holder of the credit card. You will promptly notify the CHL of any known or suspected un-authorized use of your Pay Service account or any known or suspected breach of the security of your Pay Service account using the contact form. Please note that all Live Streaming Services are provided by our exclusive media and marketing partner Infront Sports & Media AG, and that all Pay Services are provided by our billing partner, Digital Media Content Sales AG (DMCS). By registering online and subscribing to the Pay Services, you will be contracting directly with DMCS and not the CHL. You must provide DMCS with valid credit card information. You are responsible for paying any amounts billed to your credit card by you or a third party, whether or not you authorized such billing.

Pricing

Prices and terms of sale for CHL registration, subscription and Content transactions will be those in effect on the date on which you submit sufficient information to complete your order (e.g., valid credit card information or submission of a completed online order form). CHL reserves the right to change prices at any time, and CHL is not responsible for any sudden price changes, including without limitation requiring payment for Content that was previously free or eliminating charges for Content that previously required payment. DMCS will charge your credit card as soon as is practicable for DMCS. DMCS shall not be liable in any way with respect to the timing of any charges to your credit card.

All Transactions Final

Unless otherwise noted, all paid transactions are final. Once you have accessed any particular Content, whether by downloading, streaming or otherwise, you will be deemed to have enjoyed the full benefit of the transaction, regardless of the specific terms attached to that Content by its owner (e.g., time remaining under license). DMCS shall have no responsibility to reimburse you, whether by refund or credit, in the event you are dissatisfied with any particular Content (e.g., potentially offensive material or an error by you as to which title you intended to license), the quality of the Content (e.g., the quality of video or audio), the terms attached to the Content by its owner (e.g., the duration of your license), the delivery of the Content to you (e.g., the speed of your connection to the server) or any other matters outside the control of the CHL and/or DMCS once you have already paid, and DMCS reserves the right to provide you with a refund or credit, in its sole discretion. You will not be entitled to any refund or credit if you cancel your order prior to the scheduled event, simply fail to view a scheduled event or are unable to receive a scheduled event because of a problem with your computer, your network connection, any intervening network connections or some other reason not attributable to CHL and/or DMCS.

General Provisions

The Legal Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and the CHL and/or DMCS in relation to their subject matter, superseding and extinguishing any prior agreements, arrangements, undertakings of any nature, between you and the CHL, whether oral or written in relation to such subject matter.

The Legal Terms and the relationship between you and the CHL and/or DMCS shall be governed by the Laws of Switzerland. In the case of a dispute, you agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Zürich, Switzerland.

Any failure by the CHL to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Legal Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of these Legal Terms is found to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provisions herein contained shall be given effect to the fullest extent possible, and the other provisions of these Legal Terms remain in full force and effect. The section titles in these Legal Terms are only for convenience and have no legal or contractual effect.