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Terms and Conditions for Participation in the Bundesliga Advent Calendar 2023


Terms and Conditions for Participation in the Bundesliga Advent Calendar 2023.

No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win. A purchase will not improve the chances of winning. Void where prohibited.

1. Competition

1.1 DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga GmbH, Guiollettstrasse 44-46, 60325 Frankfurt/Main, Germany, ("DFL" or "We"), is conducting its Bundesliga Advent Calendar in several rounds from 1 December 2023 until 24 December 2023 ("Competition") among everyone who has a Bundesliga account upon the beginning of the respective participation round or registers such a Bundesliga account via the registration option offered on our official website www.bundesliga.com ("Website") or in the official Bundesliga app before the end of the closing date for the respective participation round and actively confirm participation after logging into their Bundesliga account.

Participation in the Competition and how it is conducted are governed by these Terms and Conditions ("Ts&Cs"), which the participant ("Participant") recognizes as binding by participating in the Competition and the respective participation round.

1.2 The Competition will be conducted from 1 December 2023 until 23:59 (CET) on 24 December 2023. Participation in the draw of the respective daily prize(s) will be possible from 00:00 (CET) to 23:59 (CET) each day. Any entries for the Competition received after the respective close for participation will not be considered.

1.3 The daily prize(s) will be listed in detail on the Competition page.

Unless otherwise stated on this Competition page, winning tickets does not entitle the respective winner to attend a specific match and/or a match of a specific Bundesliga or Bundesliga 2 club. For prizes in the form of jerseys, there is also no entitlement to the jersey of a specific club or a jersey in a specific size, unless and insofar as this is stated otherwise on the Competition page. In both cases, We will of course do our best to fulfil the wishes of the respective winner. The final selection will be made by Us depending on the ticket or jersey availability.

1.4 The winner(s) will be determined by means of a random draw from among the Participants who (i) already have a Bundesliga account upon the beginning of the respective participation round or have registered such a Bundesliga account and, if and to the extent required by Us, have confirmed this registration by means of a so-called double opt-in before the end of the closing date for the respective participation round, (ii) have also actively confirmed participation after logging into their Bundesliga account and (iii) are eligible to participate and win in accordance with Clause 2.

The Participant is solely responsible for the timeliness of such registration and the correctness of the Participant’s information. Registrations after the closing date will not be considered.

2. Authorization to participate and win

2.1 Subject to the drawing of tickets, only individuals who have reached the age of 14 years are entitled to participate in the Competition. If tickets are raffled, only natural persons who are at least 18 years of age are eligible to participate.

2.2 Participation in the Competition is free of charge.

2.3 Any false or fake personal information provided by the Participant authorizes Us to exclude him or her from the Competition.

Participants who secure an illegal advantage over other Participants, or whose entries contain immoral, slanderous, discriminatory, disgusting or other illegal material, or which show or call for illegal activities will also be excluded from the Competition. Automatic computer-generated entries as well as multiple entries and multiple entries under different email addresses on one day to participate in the draw for the respective daily prize(s) are not permissible and will not be considered in the draw. This does not affect the Participant's right to take part in the draw for daily prizes on several or all days.

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

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

2.4 An alternate winner will be determined by conducting a new draw excluding the respective original winner in the following cases: (i) the respective winner has not reached the minimum participation age (see Clause 2.1 for further details) (ii) We reclaim a prize already distributed in accordance with Clause 2.3, (iii) the respective winner fails to contact Us within the period specified in Clause 3.2 and/or (iv) the respective winner provides false or fake personal information.

3. Prize notification

3.1 Prizes in each participation round are limited to one prize per winner. Multiple prizes can of course be won in different participation rounds.

3.2 The winners will be drawn within 4 weeks after the closing date of the respective participation round and notified by email. The respective winner is obliged to contact us within one week after sending this notification. If a winner fails to do so, the respective prize will be forfeited. In this case, an alternate winner will be selected at Our sole discretion by conducting another draw excluding the respective original winner.

3.3 The claim for ticket prizes will be forfeited if such a prize cannot be redeemed until the end of the Bundesliga season 2023/2024 due to reasons which lie solely in the person of the respective winner or in his/her area of responsibility (e.g. no match attendance possible due to illness). Winners of tickets are solely responsible for ensuring that they are in possession of any necessary travel documents (e.g. passport, visa etc.).

3.4 Winning such tickets entitles the winner and his/her accompanying person exclusively to their private, non-commercial use. Any commercial or business resale and any other unauthorized transfer or offering of tickets by the winner concerned is prohibited. In particular, he/she is prohibited from offering, selling and/or passing on the tickets publicly, in particular at auctions or on the Internet (e.g. on Ebay, Ebay classifieds, Facebook) and/or on sales platforms not authorized by DFL and/or the participating Bundesliga clubs (e.g. viagogo, seat-wave, StubHub), or passing them on to persons who are banned from attending stadiums or who have been banned from attending sporting events in the last five years for security reasons.

In addition, the general ticket terms and conditions of the home club of the match attended by the respective winner apply.

3.5 The claim for the respective prize is not transferrable. A cash payout or payout with physical items is excluded.

3.6 All other expenses and costs which are not expressly stated in these Ts&Cs and/or on the Competition page have to be borne by the respective winner (in case of winning of tickets: in particular, but not limited to travel to and from the match, meals, parking fees, accommodation costs, insurances, visa and gratuities).

3.7 We will not bear any further costs, in particular due to the non-delivery of a prize to the address named by the respective winner.

3.8 Possible taxes and fees in connection with a prize must be borne the respective winner.

4. Data privacy

4.1 If there is any suspicion that the tickets have been resold by the respective winner contrary to Clause 3.4, We may share the name and contact details of the respective winner with the participating clubs, so that they can take sanction measures against the respective winner. The legal basis for the transmission is the legitimate interest of DFL and the participating clubs pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 f) of the European General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR"). Our interest consists in the prevention of the unauthorized ticket resale.

4.2 In the event that it is necessary to redeem a prize, We will ask the respective winner for additional contact information (e.g. postal address). If a prize is redeemed through retailers or other providers, We are 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 for processing is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 b) GDPR.

4.3 We will observe all legal provisions on data protection and data safety. All personal data of the Participant in connection with the Competition will be solely collected, processed and stored for its conduction and deleted afterwards, unless We are legally required or entitled to further store the respective personal data.

4.4 The collection, storage and processing of personal data of the Participant (including their deletion and retention periods) in connection with the registration of a Bundesliga account and/or the subscription for and sending of newsletters (e.g. the Bundesliga Newsletter) shall in turn be conclusively determined by the Terms of Use for Services Subject to Registration and the applicable Privacy Statement.

4.5 The controller of personal data processed according to these Ts&Cs is the DFL. The further data protection provisions including the rights of the Participant under the GDPR and the contact data of Our data privacy officer can be found in the Privacy Statement under the following link.

5. Warranty and liability

The following provisions apply for Our warranty and liability for the Competition provided free of charge, regardless of the legal basis:

5.1 Our liability is limited in amount to the harm typically foreseeable when concluding the contract in the case of minor negligent violation of primary duties (i.e. material duties which must be fulfilled by Us and which are of major importance for achieving the purpose of the Competition or which must be complied with by Us and which, if violated, can result in endangering achievement of the purpose of the contract). We are not liable for minor negligent violation of other duties.

5.2 We assume no warranty for defects in substance and/or defects in title with regard a prize. The respective winner can only assert warranty claims against the respective supplier. If a prize is provided by a partner, We are also not liable for any insolvency of this partner and the consequences of insolvency. Exclusion of the above liability for defects in substance and/or defects in title on the part of DFL does not apply if the defect in title or in the item was fraudulently not disclosed by Us.

5.3 The above limits and exclusions on liability and warranties do not apply in cases in which liability is mandated by law, especially in the case of culpable injury to life, physical integrity and health or claims under the German Product Liability ActTo the extent that Our liability is excluded or limited, this also applies for the personal liability of corporate bodies, employees, representatives and agents.

6. Other provisions

6.1 We reserve the right to interrupt or shut down the Competition and/or individual participation rounds at any time without stating reasons. Especially reasons involving technology and/or legal matters, as a result of which the Competition and/or the respective participation rounds can no longer be properly conducted, can be the basis for the end of the Competition.

6.2 The Competition is not connected to any social media platform and is not sponsored, supported or organized in any way by them. Such social media platforms are not the contact person for the Competition. Questions regarding the Competition have only be addressed to Us at info@bundesliga.com.

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

6.4 Place of performance for the Competition is Frankfurt am Main.