1.1 DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga GmbH, Guiollettstraße 44-46, 60325 Frankfurt/Main, Germany, ("DFL") conducts a regular online competition on DFL’s English-language official account at the social media platform Instagram("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 the publishment of DFL’s respective Competition post until 23:59 (CET/CEST) on the following Sunday. Any entries received after 23:59 (CET/CEST) on the Sunday following the respective Competition post will not be considered.
1.3 Users can participate in the Competition by commenting on DFL’s respective Competition post in which field of the posted photo or graphic the match ball can be found. All Users with the right answer will go into the draw to win one of the prizes of the respective Competition round (e.g. signed und unsigned jerseys of the players of the clubs of the Bundesliga, match balls). The quantity and details about the prizes of the respective Competition round will be mentioned and described in DFL’s respective Competition post.
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 Instagram’s 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.
Employees of DFL and companies affiliated with DFL within the meaning of §§ 15 et seq. German Stock Corporations Act (Aktiengesetz, "AktG") and the DFL Foundation, employees of licensees, partners and sponsors, contractual partners 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 The prizes are limited to one prize per winner per Competition round; multiple winning is possible in different Competition rounds.
3.2 The winners of every Competition round will be drawn within seven calender days after the end of the respective Competition round and will be notified within 10 calendar days by direct message on Instagram, as well was by being mentioned in the comments of DFL’s Instagram post about the Competition. The respective winner is required to contact the DFL within one week 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.
3.3 The claim for the prizes is not transferrable. A cash payout or payout with physical items is excluded.
3.4 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.
4.1 The respective winner consents to publication of his or her Instagram user name, first name and the first letter of his/her surname, as well as the country in the official tele-media and social media of DFL. The legal basis for processing is Art. 6 para. 1 a) of the European General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).
4.2 After having received the prize, DFL would like the respective winner to do an Instagram post which DFL would like to repost on DFL’s official Instagram account. If and to the extent that the respective winner uploads a photo, he/she confirms that he or she has taken the uploaded photo and that the photo does not violate intellectual property rights or moral or other general or other rights of third parties. Furthermore, the respective winner will make sure that all persons who might be pictured in the photo have consented to the use and have waived all rights to the pictures, videos or other media. If the respective persons have not reached the age of maturity, the respective winner must obtain the consent of a parent or guardian.
4.3 DFL will observe the provisions in the law on data protection and data safety. All data of the User will only be collected, processed and secured for the conduction of the Competition, and deleted afterwards, unless it has been publicly published by the DFL and/or the winner in accordance with these Ts&Cs. The legal basis for processing are Art. 6 para. 1 a) and Art. 6 para. 1 b) GDPR.
4.4 The further data protection provisions including the rights of the User can be found in the privacy statement under the following link
5. Other provisions
5.1 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.
5.2 The Competition is not connected to Instagram and is not sponsored, supported or organized in any way by Instagram. Instagram is not the contact person for the Competition. Questions regarding the Competition have only be addressed to DFL.
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.