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Terms and Conditions for Participating in the Competition for the Voting for the “Team of the Season 2022/2023”


Terms and Conditions for Participating in the Competition for the Voting for the “Team of the Season 2022/2023”

1. Competition

1.1 DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga GmbH, Guiollettstrasse 44-46, 60325 Frankfurt/Main, Germany, ("DFL") conducts an online competition in connection with voting for the Team of the Season 2021/2022 on the Bundesliga’s German- and English-language official account at the social media platform ("Competition"). Participation in the Competition and how it is conducted are governed by these Terms and Conditions ("Ts&Cs") which the participant ("User") recognizes as binding upon the User by participating in the Competition.

1.2 The Competition will be conducted from 25 April 2023 until 23:59 (CEST) on 28 April 2023. Any entries for the Competition received after the close for participation will not be considered.

1.3 All Users which participate in the voting on ea.com, post their “Team of the Season” as a picture on their own Twitter or Instragm profile, tag the official Bundesliga account on Twitter or Instagram and use the hashtag #BLTOTS will go into the draw to win one of the following 50 prizes:

  • 36 x 1 signed jersey of the favorite Bundesliga club* of the respective winner

* DFL will give its best effort to realize the choice of the respective winner. However, there is no claim for the signed jersey of a certain Bundesliga club. The final choice is based on the availability of the jersey. 

  • 14 x 1 Bundesliga merchandising fan package

1.4 An alternate winner will be selected by conducting another draw which excludes the original winner in the following cases: (i) the respective winner has not reached the age of 16 years, (ii) DFL demanded return of a prize that has already been granted in the situations described in Clause 2.4, (iii) the respective winner does not contact DFL after being notified within the period of time mentioned in Clause 3.2, and/or (iv) the respective winner provides false or fake personal information.

2. Authorization to participate and win

2.1 Only individuals who have reached the age of 16 years are entitled to participate in the Competition.

2.2 Participation in the Competition is free of charge.

2.3 The User is responsible for the observation of Twitter’s and Instagram’s guidelines and rules which are applicable on the User. The User indemnifies Twitter and Instagram from claims arising from participation in the Competition.

2.4 Any false or fake personal information provided by the User authorizes DFL to exclude him or her from the Competition.

Users who secure an illegal advantage over other Users, or whose entries contain immoral, slanderous, discriminatory, disgusting or other illegal material, or which show or call for illegal activities, or appear to conflict with the respective social media service’s terms of use will also be excluded from the Competition. Automatic computer-generated entries and multiple entries with more than one social media profile are not permissible, and will not be considered. Multiple entries with the same social media profile are permitted.

Employees of DFL and companies affiliated with DFL within the meaning of §§ 15 et seq. German Stock Corporations Act (Aktiengesetz, "AktG") and DFL Foundation, employees of licensees, partners and sponsors, contractual partners of DFL and companies affiliated with DFL within the meaning of §§ 15 et seq. German Stock Corporations Act (Aktiengesetz, "AktG") and DFL Foundation as well as the respective relatives of these employees are excluded from participation.

DFL can demand return of a prize that has already been granted in all the above-mentioned situations.

3. Prize notification

3.1 Prizes are limited to one prize per winner.

3.2 The winners will be drawn until 10 May 2023 and notified by direct message via Twitter or Instagram. The respective winner is required to contact DFL within two weeks after the notification has been sent. If the respective winner does not do so, the respective prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected at DFL’s sole discretion by conducting another draw.

3.3 The claim for the prizes is not transferrable. A cash payout or payout with physical items is excluded.

4. Data privacy

4.1 In the event that this is necessary to redeem a prize, the DFL will ask the respective winner for additional contact information (e.g. address). In the event that a prize is redeemed through retailers or other providers, DFL is entitled to share the contact data of the respective winner with the respective retailer or provider so that they can contact the respective winner. The legal basis of processing is Art. 6 para. 1 b) of the the European General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).

4.2 DFL will observe all legal provisions on data protection and data safety. All data of the User will be solely collected, processed and stored for the conduction of the Competition and deleted afterwards, unless it DFL is legally required or entitled to further store the respective information.

4.3 The controller of personal data processed according to these Ts&Cs is DFL. The further data protection provisions including the rights of the User under the GDPR and the contact data of DFL’s data protection officer can be found in the privacy statement under the following link.

5. Other provisions

5.1 The DFL reserves the right to interrupt or shut down the Competition at any time without stating reasons. Especially reasons involving technology and/or legal matters, as a result of which the Competition can no longer be properly conducted, can be the basis for the end of the Competition.

5.2 The Competition is not connected to Twitter and Instagram and is not sponsored, supported or organized in any way by Twitter or Instagram. Twitter and Instagram are not the contact person for the Competition. Questions regarding the Competition have only be addressed to DFL at info@bundesliga.com.

5.3 Legal recourse is excluded. Only the law of the Federal Republic of Germany applies.

5.4 Place of performance for the Competition is the registered office of DFL.