Terms & Conditions

Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully. By registering to participate in Dugout FC ("Game") you are stating you have read the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy governing membership of the site and agree to their content.

Conditions of Participation

Entries into the Game is open to both UK and non-UK residents at the official game Website located at www.dugoutfc.com or via the iOS and Android Apps.

All entries must adhere to these Terms and Conditions and follow the onscreen instructions on the Website and Mobile Apps. Manager's will be asked to enter a Team name in accordance with the Game rules and complete their registration details. Successfully completed entries will receive a confirmation email.

The Game is free to play.

Fantasy Teams will score points in accordance with the Game’s scoring model (provided by Opta) is based on the real life performance of a Manager's selected players in all eligible matches.

Points awarded in-game are subject to Scoring Revisions by Opta, the stats provider. In the event this occurs, the scores on DugOut will be updated.

Eligible matches are all Premier League matches in the 2015/16 season commencing with the first Premier League kick off on Saturday, 8 August 2015.

Code of Conduct

Dugout FC, in its sole discretion reserves the right to suspend and delete teams or entire leagues that contain team names or league names which are deemed to be inappropriate or offensive. Depending on the seriousness of the situation, a user's account may be permanently removed.

Deadline for entry

In order to score points for the entire duration of the Premier League Season, registration and draft must have been performed no later than the first Premier League kick off on Saturday, 8 August 2015. There is no official closing date for league entry or creation, however you must be registered as a Manager in order to obtain fantasy points. Any team entered after Saturday, 8 August 2015 will score points from the kick off of the first eligible match. Player points will not be added retrospectively.

As a result of your registration, you will receive communications from Dugout FC. You understand and agree that these communications are part of your registration.

The player pool

The players in the Game are those provided by Opta. DugOut FC have determined the player position/s for the purpose of the game and these may not necessarily reflect the real world position. At the discretion of DugOut FC players may be added and removed from the Game.

Registration, Account Password and Security

Many areas of the Website require registration for access. If you choose to provide information to DugOut FC, you hereby agree to provide accurate and complete information. By creating a user account, you accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account including maintaining the confidentiality of your password and restricting access to your computer and mobile devices so that others may not access any protected areas. You agree to indemnify DugOut FC for any improper or illegal use of your account.

Copyrighted material

Your use of any information or materials on Dugout FC is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable.

This website and apps contain material which is owned by or licensed to DugOut FC. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance, code and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions.

All trademarks reproduced in this website which are not the property of, or licensed to, the operator are acknowledged on the website.

Unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.

Limitation on Liability

Dugout FC assumes no liability for loss or damage resulting from any use of or reliance upon the Game or its contents. In no event will DugOut FC Limted or any of its affiliates be liable for any lost profits, lost savings, lost data, business interruption, or other direct, indirect, exemplary, punitive, special, consequential or incidental damages or claims (whether in contract, in tort, or otherwise) arising out of or relating to your use of Dugout FC sites and/or applications.

Conduct

You agree not to use the Game for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms and Conditions. You also agree that you will not do any of the following while using the Site:

  • Defame, stalk, bully, abuse, harass, threaten, impersonate or intimidate other Dugout FC users or any other third party.
  • Material that is unlawful, harassing, threatening, defamatory, obscene, offensive, abusive, hateful, inflammatory, profane, racially, sexually or religiously offensive or otherwise objectionable or unlawful is not acceptable.
  • Spam to any other Dugout FC user
  • Transmit material that contains viruses or any other malicious code designed to interrupt, delete, or deny the functionality of any software or hardware
  • Use automated software including robots, spiders and scrapers to extract Game content without Dugout FC written consent.

These Terms and Conditions will be interpreted in accordance with English law and the users agree that all claims arising from their participation in the Game will be under the exclusive jurisdiction of the England and Wales Courts.

Rights attributions

AFC Bournemouth
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Arsenal
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Aston Villa
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Burnley
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Chelsea
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Crystal Palace
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Everton
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Hull City
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Liverpool
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Leicester
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Manchester City
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Manchester United
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Newcastle United
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Norwich City
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QPR
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Southampton
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Stoke
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Sunderland
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Swansea City
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Tottenham Hotspur
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Watford FC
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West Bromwich Albion
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West Ham United
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