By accessing the websites and services (e.g. websites and apps, hereinafter collectively referred to as the "online-offerings") of the Deutschen Fußball-Bundes e. V. (hereinafter referred to as the "provider"), the user declares that he has understood the following general terms of use and legal information regarding the online-offerings as well as the information contained therein and agrees with these. If the user does not agree with the general terms of use, he may not use the online-offerings.

The provider reserves the right to change these terms of use at any time without any special notification. The user is therefore responsible for regularly checking the general terms of use for changes. The continued use of these online-offerings after the introduction of any changes to the terms of use is equivalent to an agreement with these changes.

The usage of the provider's website is based on the following general terms of use:

§ 1 Scope of application

These general terms of use apply to the use of all contents of the online-offerings of the provider as far as no special conditions apply (such as conditions of participation in the Fan Club Nationalmannschaft).

(1) The provider as well as his representatives or vicarious agents only assume liability for damages, particularly due to delays, non-fulfilment, inadequate performance or unauthorized actions if essential contractual duties are violated, the fulfilment of which was expected to a special degree. The exclusion of liability does not apply to cases of intent and gross negligence. In general, any liability of the provider is excluded unless there are binding legal regulations that say otherwise.

(2) The provider is only liable for foreseeable damage. Liability for indirect damages, particularly damages following a contractual deficiency, unexpected damage or atypical damage as well as loss of profit is excluded. The same applies to consequences of labour disputes, random damage and force majeure.

(3) All information on these online-offerings was carefully researched. The provider and the respective author do, however, not assume an express or tacit responsibility or guarantee for the currentness, factual correctness, completeness or other quality of the provided information. Liability claims against the provider or the respective author regarding damages of material or non-material nature, which are caused by the use or non-use of the provided information and/or the usage of obsolete, faulty, incomplete or otherwise deficient information are generally excluded, provided that no grossly negligent or intentional behaviour can be demonstrated on the part of the provider or the respective author.

(4) All contents of these online-offerings are non-binding and non-committal. The provider expressly reserves the right to change, supplement or delete parts of the online-offerings or the entire online-offerings without requiring a prior notification or altogether cease publication temporarily or permanently.

(5) Recommendations or information that the provider supplies to the user on his online-offerings do not constitute a guarantee by the provider or the respective author, unless this was previously agreed upon in writing.

(6) The provider excludes any liability due to technical or other faults. He also does not assume a guarantee for the online-offerings or server provided by him being free of viruses or other harmful elements. The online-offerings are accessed at the user's own risk. He alone is responsible for any lost data or damage to his computer system.

(7) The aforementioned limitations of liability apply to all contractual and non-contractual claims.

§ 3 Copyright and trademark law

(1) All rights are reserved. The online-offerings and all texts, images, graphics, video sequences, audio documents and other contents contained therein are subject to copyright and the laws protecting intellectual property. All contents are only intended for personal information purposes. Any commercial use, publication, reprinting, digital copying or handover to third parties - neither in parts nor in a revised form - is prohibited without the express written approval by the provider. This also applies to the addition to external websites and online services, as well as the saving or copying as part of databases or data mediums. In the event of a violation, the provider reserves the right to take legal action, particularly to demand compensation for damages.

(2) All logos of the provider portrayed on the online-offerings are protected by copyright and may not be published or used in any other way without the prior approval of the provider. All other trademarks mentioned on the online-offerings and that might be protected by third parties are subject to the provisions of the respectively applicable trademark law and the property laws of the respectively registered owners without limitations. A mention alone does not mean that such trademarks are not protected by third party rights.

(3) No liability is assumed for any submitted manuscripts, texts, images, graphics, video sequences, audio documents and other contributions. Submission of these grants the provider unrestricted rights to use these contributions. The provider does, however, not assume an obligation to publish them and excludes any liability associated with their later use.

§ 4 References and links

(1) The online-offerings of the provider contain references and/or links to the websites of third parties. As the provider has no influence on the current or future contents of the linked websites, he expressly dissociates himself from all contents contained therein. This declaration expressly applies to all current and future links provided on the online-offerings by the provider himself as well as any references posted by third parties on the provider's online-offerings.

(2) The provider expressly does not guarantee the topicality, factual correctness, completeness or any other quality of the information and other contents. He can therefore not held accountable for illegal, faulty or incomplete contents of linked websites neither directly nor indirectly. In particular, he is not responsible for any violations of industrial property and personality rights as well as damages of material or non-material kind that arise from the usage or non-usage of contents of a linked website or due to goods or services that were obtained from linked websites.

(3) The goods and/or services offered on the websites of third parties can be subject to additional conditions and might be subject to a charge. The users are therefore asked to read the general terms and conditions, data privacy statements and other terms of use regarding the services offered by third parties prior to using their offers or services. Links to websites of third parties are therefore to be understood merely as aids and do not imply that the provider tolerates or promotes the goods and/or services offered on the respective website.

§ 5 Data protection

The data protection policy of the DFB can be read here.

§ 6 Applicable law and jurisdiction

If the user is a businessman within the meaning of the HGB (German Commercial Code) or a legal entity under private or public law or a special fund under public law, the court of jurisdiction for all disputes arising from the use of the services is Frankfurt am Main. The usage of this offer is subject to German law.

§ 7 Legal validity of these terms of use

If parts or individual phrases of these general terms of use do not, no longer or not completely correspond to applicable law, the remaining parts of the terms of use shall remain unaffected in their contents and validity. The invalid part or phrase shall be replaced by another one that is as close to the original one in meaning as possible.


§1 Objective

The social networks of the provider allow fans and those interested in football to communicate with each other regarding football and DFB issues and topics. Comments, images, links and other material that is published by fans on social media pages do not reflect the opinion, ideals or the interests of the provider, his partner or employees. The provider does not assume responsibility for the correctness of the submitted comments or opinions.

§ 2 Possible uses

(1) The provider will not check submitted materials and comments actively and without reason to do so.

(2) A requirement for using the networks is that the user neither negligently nor intentionally

a) publishes material on the pages, which violate applicable law (this also includes trademark rights, patent rights or licensing rights),

b) violates personal rights of an individual or a group through defamatory statements, insults, harassment or other misbehaviour,

c) publish and/or spreads statements, information or material of slanderous, obscene, indecent, misguiding, illegal or other similar nature

d) uploads or submits software or other legally protected material as well as programs and applications that he is demonstrably not the owner of,

e) illegally copies the uploaded software and submitted materials and/or falsifies the information regarding the source and/or origins of the files.

§ 3 Deletions

The provider reserves the right to delete submissions or materials, particularly if their contents violate the term of use for the platform in question or the terms of use set forth herein.

§ 4 Applicable law and jurisdiction

If the user is a businessman within the meaning of the HGB (German Commercial Code) or a legal entity under private or public law or a special fund under public law, the court of jurisdiction for all disputes arising from the use of the services is Frankfurt am Main. The usage of this offer is subject to German law.

(Revision: July 2016)