Terms and Conditions for Participating in the Winter Engagement Campaign ‘Show your Colors’

No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win. A purchase will not improve your chances of winning. Only valid for United States of America (expect for the states of Florida and New York). Void where prohibited.

1. Competition

1.1 DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga GmbH, Guiollettstrasse 44-46, 60325 Frankfurt/Main, Germany, ("DFL") conducts a sweepstake to celebrate fan rituals from around the world giving them the opportunity to show their love and support for their Bundesliga team ("Competition") on DFL’s broadcaster FOX Sports’ official accounts at the social media platforms Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The 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 18 December 2017 until 12 January 2018, 18:00 hours (CET). Any transmissions for the Competition received after the close for participation will not be considered.

1.3 Participation is possible by posting of text, photo or video as reply to the central Competition video on DFL’s broadcaster FOX Sports’ official accounts at the social media platforms Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This text, photo or video has to outline their own story of matchday and non-matchday fan rituals relating on how they watch or support their favorite Bundesliga teams. The use of the official Competition hashtag #ShowYourColors is mandatory for participation.

1.4 All Users of the Competition which have shared their story will go into a draw to win one of the following eight prizes.

·       First Prize: Two tickets for a Bundesliga match of the winner’s choice in Germany for the second half of the season 2017/2018 (including travel from a major airport or train stration near the winner’s residence to Germany, hotel accommodation for three nights and reasonable catering, as well as local and ground transportation in Germany from/to the airport, the hotel, the stadium and during other activities organized by DFL around the Bundesliga match visit) and two unsiged jerseys of this winner’s and his/her companion’s favorite Bundesliga team (total value of prize: EUR 5,280.00 / USD 6,203.00)

·       Second and third prize: two official Adidas Bundesliga TorFabrik (value of each prize: EUR 120.00 / USD 141.00)

·       Fourth to eighth prize: five unsigned jerseys of players of the clubs of the Bundesliga (value of each prize: EUR 80.00 / USD 94.00).

2. Authorization to participate and win, countries

2.1 Only individuals who have reached the age of maturity resident in United States (except residents from the states of Florida and New York) 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 the respective social medias’ guidelines and rules which are applicable on the User.

2.4 Any false 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 legal activities or appear to conflict with the respective social media platform's terms of use will also be excluded from the Competition.

Automatic computer-generated entries, multiple entries or entries with more than one social media account are not permissible and will not be considered.

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 FOX Sports and companies affiliated with FOX Sports, employees of licensees, partners and sponsors, contractual partners of DFL, as well as the respective relatives of these employees are excluded from participation.

DFL can demand return of prizes that have 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 selected until 21 January 2018 and notified by message through the respective social media platform. The winners are required to contact DFL within two weeks for the top prize (tickets for and travel to a Bundesliga match) and within four weeks for the other prizes (match balls, jerseys) after the notification has been sent. If the respective winner does not to so within the respective period of time after the notification has been sent, the respective prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected at DFL’s sole discretion.

3.3 The claim for the top prize is also lost if the top prize cannot be redeemed until the end  of the season 2017/2018 due to reasons which lie solely in the person of the main winner or in the main winner's area of responsibility.

3.4 DFL will give its best effort to realize the visit of the main winner’s chosen match. However, there is no claim for the visit of a certain Bundesliga match. The final choice of the Bundesliga match is based on ticket availability on behalf of DFL.  

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

3.6 The travel included in the top prize must begin and end at the same major airport or train station. The main winner is responsible for ground transportation to/from the airport or the train station at point of origin. The airline will be selected at the sole discretion of DFL. Once the main winner’s tickets have been issued, any change fee must be paid by the main winner if he/she wishes to change flights or dates of travel.

3.7 All other expenses and any incidental costs are at the main winner’s responsibility, including local and ground transportation from/to the major airport or train station near the main winner’s residence, telephone/internet, additional food, room-services charges, parking fees, insurances, visa and gratuities.

3.8 The main winner is solely responsible for having any necessary travel documents (e.g. passport, visa etc.).

3.9 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.

4. Privacy, consent in visual and audiovisual recordings

4.1 The respective winner consents to the publication of his or her social media user name,  first name and the first alphabetic character of the surname, as well as  the country in the official tele media and social media of DFL and FOX Sports.

4.2 The main winner agrees that DFL or a third party named by DFL can produce visual and/or audiovisual recordings during the trip. The main winner grants to DFL the exclusive right to exploit these recordings commercially and for non-commercial purposes without any restriction in time and territory either by itself or through licensees and partners of DFL (i.e. cooperation, media and marketing partners), as well as the clubs of the Bundesliga and  Bundesliga 2. The exploitation can take place in every physical form (especially production and dissemination of all digital and analogue media formats) and every non-physical form (especially broadcast, public communication or accessibility, for example, as download or streaming) in all media and on all platforms. The use is expressly limited in content to showing the main winner in this capacity.

4.3 After having received the respective prize, DFL would like the respective winner to do a social media post which DFL and FOX Sports would like to share, to repost and/or to retweet on their official social media channels. Clause 5.6 applies.

4.5 DFL will observe the provisions in the law on data protection and data safety. All data provided by the User by participating in the Competition will be solely collected, processed and stored for the conduction of the Competition and deleted afterwards, unless it has been publicly published by DFL, FOX Sports and/or the respective winner in accordance with these Ts&Cs.

5. Rights to submitted content

5.1 The User irrevocably transfers to DFL and FOX Sports, without any limitation in terms of time and territory, all rights of use, exploitation, rights to protection of work product and other rights (including all future rights) to the content submitted for the Competition (e.g. submitted manuscripts, texts, images, illustrations, video sequences, audio documents and other contributions of any kind) to the extent necessary for using and exploiting the submissions especially for publication on the respective social media platform, as well as in other official tele media and social media of DFL and FOX Sports. DFL and FOX Sports are especially entitled to reproduce, disseminate, display the content, publicly as well as privately communicate the content, broadcast the content and include it and access it in a data base, including the right to sublicense and process as well as to deliver to any users. The grant of the right of use includes both known as well as unknown types of use and exploitation and is granted without regard to the technology used for transmission and storage, e.g. 

-         use in media of all kinds (in print media, television in all methods of distribution, in the internet using all formats, in intranet, in digital newsletters, on CD, DVD, blue-ray or other storage media),

-         for the purpose of reporting or entertainment, advertising for products, services or for ideas, political or other opinions and views, for educational purposes,

-         without regard to whether the purposes or products, services or intellectual content already existed or was known at the time of submitting the content.

DFL and FOX Sports are also authorized to use the content in video and photographic montages by removing or adding parts of the video or images as well as to manipulate original photographs.

5.2 There is no claim that the content will be used. DFL and FOX Sportsassume no obligation to publish. DFL and FOX Sports are entitled, but not required, to state the name of the author of content or the names of the persons shown in the content in free discretion of DFL and FOX Sports.

5.3 The User waives any royalty payments in any form and does not assert any claims whatsoever.

5.4 The User confirms that its submission consists of the User's own work and that all materials and information used by the User to prepare the submission do not violate intellectual property rights or moral or other general or other rights of third parties.

5.5 The User confirms that the User has not entered into any agreements with third parties which would adversely affect the right of DFL and FOX Sports to use the User's submission.

5.6 The User will make sure that all persons whose pictures are used in the User's submission have consented to the use and have waived all rights to the pictures, videos or other media.  If the relevant persons have not reached the age of maturity, the User must obtain the consent of a parent or guardian.

5.7 If the User cannot provide proof of the above mentioned consents, the User may be disqualified and/or loose the User's claim to the prize.

6. Warranty and liability

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

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

6.2 DFL assumes no warranty for defects in substance and/or defects in title with regard to the prizes. The respective winner can only assert warranty claims against the respective supplier. If a prize is provided by a partner, DFL is 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 DFL.

6.3 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 Act [Produkthaftungsgesetz].  To the extent that the liability of DFL is excluded or limited, this also applies for the personal liability of corporate bodies, employees, representatives and agents. 

7. Other provisions

7.1 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.

7.2 The Competition is not connected to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and is not sponsored, supported or organized in any way by the respective social media platform. The aforementioned social media platforms are not the contact person for the Contest. Questions regarding the Contest have only be addressed to DFL at info@bundesliga.com.

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

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