Terms and Conditions
Revised: 24 March 2010
Welcome to the LiveFreeBingo.com terms and conditions which apply to your use of the livefreebingo.com Website. By accessing this Website, you agree to be bound by them. This Website is provided for the benefit of persons over the age of 18. You may not use or access this Website if you are under the age of 18, if you are a resident in any of our restricted countries, or if you do not agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. If there is anything you do not understand please feel free to email any enquiry to us here: firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Conditions" means these terms and conditions: "Personal Information" means any personal details provided by you via the Website; "User(s)" means (a) user(s) of the Website either collectively or individually, as the context requires; "We/us/our" means Focus Online Management Ltd, "Website" means the website located at www.livefreebingo.com or any subsequent URL which may replace it; and "You/your" means you as a user of the Website.
We will provide you with access to the Website in accordance with these Conditions.
2 YOUR OBLIGATIONS
2.1.1 agree not to use the Website (or any part of) for any illegal purpose and agree to use it in accordance with all relevant laws;
2.1.2 agree not to upload or transmit through the Website any computer viruses, macro viruses, trojan horses, worms or anything else designed to interfere with, interrupt or disrupt the normal operating procedures of a computer;
2.1.3 will not upload or transmit through the Website any material which is defamatory, offensive, or of an obscene or menacing character, or that may cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety;
2.1.4 will not use the Website in a way that may cause the Website to be interrupted, damaged, rendered less efficient or such that the effectiveness or functionality of the Website is in any way impaired;
2.1.5 will not use the Website in any manner which violates or infringes the rights of any person, firm or company (including, but not limited to, rights of intellectual property, rights of confidentiality or rights of privacy);
2.1.6 will not create and publish a hypertext link to any part of the Website or attempt any unauthorized access to any part or component of the Website;
2.1.7 agree that in the event that you have any right, claim or action against any Users arising out of that User's use of the Website, then you will pursue such right, claim or action independently of and without recourse to us; and
2.1.8 agree not to open multiple accounts without the approval of LiveFreeBingo.com.
3.1 You agree to be fully responsible for (and fully indemnify us against) all claims, liability, damages, losses, costs and expenses, including legal fees, suffered by us and arising out of any breach of the Conditions by you or any other liabilities arising out of your use of the Website, or the use by any other person accessing the Website using your PC or internet access account.
4 OUR RIGHTS
4.1 We reserve the right to:
4.1.1 modify or withdraw, temporarily or permanently, the Website (or any part of) with or without notice to you and you confirm that we shall not be liable to you or any third party for any modification to or withdrawal of the Website; and/or
4.1.2 change these Conditions from time to time, and your continued use of the Website (or any part of) following such change shall be deemed to be your acceptance of such change. It is your responsibility to check regularly to determine whether the Conditions have been changed. If you do not agree to any change to the Conditions then you must immediately stop using the Website.
4.2 We will use our reasonable endeavors to maintain the Website. The Website is subject to change from time to time. You will not be eligible for any compensation because you cannot use any part of the Website or because of a failure, suspension or withdrawal of all or part of the Website due to circumstances beyond our control.
5 THIRD PARTY LINKS
In an attempt to provide increased value to our Users, we may provide links to other websites or resources. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and do not endorse and are not responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for the privacy practices or the content (including misrepresentative or defamatory content) of such websites, including (without limitation) any advertising, products or other materials or services on or available from such websites or resources, nor for any damage, loss or offence caused or alleged to be caused by, or in connection with, the use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on such external sites or resources.
We have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor any activity and content associated with the Website. We may investigate any reported violation of these Conditions or complaints and take any action that we deem appropriate (which may include, but is not limited to, issuing warnings, suspending, terminating or attaching conditions to your access and/or removing any materials from the Website).
7 YOUR DATA
7.1 We respect your personal information and undertake to comply with applicable UK Data Protection legislation from time to time in place.
7.2 You should be aware that:
7.2.1 if we are requested by the police or any regulatory or government authority investigating suspected illegal activities, or upon receipt of a court order, to provide your Personal Information and/or information concerning your activities whilst using the Website we shall do so; and
7.2.2 if you agree by ticking the appropriate boxes on your registration form, we may pass your Personal Information or details of your use of the Website to other companies in our corporate group for analysis and/or to enable them to contact you about products or services which may be of interest to you.
7.3 We reserve the right in our reasonable discretion to disclose details of your use of the Website in relation to any, or any threatened, Court Proceedings in connection with your use, or the use of anyone under your control, of the Website whether in connection with the matters set out in these Conditions or otherwise.
7.4 LiveFreeBingo.com will always endeavor to operate in full accordance with The Data Protection Act (1998) and is registered with the Data Protection Registrar.
8 The Games
8.1 Participation in LiveFreeBingo.com is 100% Free. There are no fees associated with playing or winning our game. Our games are 100% fair. Numbers are randomly generated by our sophisticated Random Number Generator software.
8.2 Free Bingo Dollar (or FB$) is the chosen official “currency” of LiveFreeBingo.com. Free Bingo Dollars hold no monetary value.
8.3 You (the player) are solely responsible for keeping your account number and password secure and secret. You shall not allow any other person or third party to use or reuse your account, access and/or use any materials or information from the Web site, accept any Prize, or participate in the Games.
8.4 LiveFreeBingo.com reserves the right, in its sole discretion and without notice, to add new activities or games to Bingo or to discontinue any activity or game of Bingo at any time. LiveFreeBingo.com promotions and winners are subject to management approval and can be discontinued without prior notice.
8.5 If you have any dispute with regard to any outcome in the Game, you must submit your complaint to the Company in writing within fourteen (14) days. In the event of a discrepancy between the result showing on your Bingo software and the Bingo's server software, the result showing on the Bingo's server software shall be the official and governing result of the Game.
8.6 LiveFreeBingo.com reserves the right to cancel your account for any reason whatsoever at any time without notice to you. This may occur under, but not exclusively in, the following circumstances. The following can result in termination of your account / loss of chat privileges and/or forfeiture of any winnings:
8.6.1 Offensive Behavior / Language in Chat
8.6.2 Having/Using more than one account per participating website.
8.6.3 Using multiple windows or other methods to be in more than one Bingo room at a time.
8.6.4 Abuse/Harassment of Website, Game, Staff or other Players.
8.6.5 Spamming/Solicitation in Chat. This includes repetition of the same message or broadcasting of advertisements.
8.6.6 If you provide incorrect or misleading registration information.
8.6.7 If you are not of legal age.
8.6.8 If you reside in a jurisdiction where participation in the Game is prohibited by law.
8.6.9 If you have allowed or permitted (intentionally or unintentionally) someone else to play on your Bingo account.
8.6.10 If you have played Bingo at LiveFreeBingo.com for reasons other than individual personal entertainment (in other words if you have played in a professional sense or in conjunction with other player(s) as part of a club, or group etc.).
8.6.11 If you are believed to be cheating.
By registering at the Website you are entered into all competitions offered via this Website. The competition rules set out in this Clause, together with any other specific entry instructions or rules posted on this Website by Focus Online Management and these User Terms (together the "Competition Rules"), shall apply.
9.2 All competitions, promotions, prizes or other giveaways (excluding FB$s) offered by Focus Online Management Ltd from this Website ("Competitions") are only open to registered, eligible players. Players from the UK are not eligible to win. Players from the UK should use www.freebingo.co.uk
9.3 All Entrants must register for the relevant Competitions by giving their correct name and address together with their email address. By registering for the relevant Competitions, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to the provisions contained within these Terms and Conditions.
9.5 By registering for any Competitions, agree to the use of your name and photographs for publicity material in any Focus Online Management Ltd publications in any media, including allowing your name to be published on the Website if you are a prize winner.
9.6 Unless specifically stated, no purchase is necessary to enter any competitions on the Website.
9.7 Prizes are as stated in the Competitions' details on the Website.
9.8 Focus Online Management Ltd will not offer cash alternatives in whole or in part for any prizes offered.
An Entrant may only win one prize per Competition. Entries to any competitions are limited to one per person.
9.10 All entries become the absolute property of Focus Online Management Ltd and will not be returned to Entrants unless otherwise stated by Focus Online Management Ltd on the Website.
9.11 Fraudulent, illegible, multiple or incorrectly completed entries will be disqualified and no responsibility can be accepted by Focus Online Management Ltd for any delayed, lost or misplaced entries. Proof of winners' eligibility to enter the prize draw may be required.
9.12 Prizes are allocated randomly from correct entries received unless otherwise stated on the Website. The Judge's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
9.13 Focus Online Management Ltd reserves the right without notice to you, to remove any Competitions from the Website or to suspend or alter any Competitions on the Website, at its sole discretion for legal or technical reasons. Focus Online Management Ltd will give Entrants as much notice as possible prior to taking any of the actions described in this clause by posting such notice to the Website, but prior notice may not always be feasible.
9.14 Competitions are run subject to English law. Focus Online Management Ltd makes no representation that the Competitions comply with the law of any other country other than the United Kingdom or that any prizes offered in Competitions are appropriate for use, or are legally able to be offered, in any other country. Those who choose to enter any Competitions on the Website are solely responsible for compliance with local laws and regulations if and to the extent they are applicable.
9.15 Any time of delivery is an estimate only in respect of the delivery to an Entrant of any prize in any Competitions and Focus Online Management Ltd shall not be liable for any late delivery of the prizes or any loss or damage caused as a result.
9.16 Attempts will be made to notify competition winners by eMail within five working days of the individual competition closing date given on the Website (not including holiday periods observed by us). The winners will be expected to reply with confirmation of their full address. It is therefore imperative that you accurately submit and maintain your personal details on the Website. On confirming their full address, Focus Online Management Ltd will then inform the winners on how and when to claim their prize.
9.17 Although every effort will be made to supply the prizes stated, Focus Online Management Ltd cannot guarantee that the particular prizes will be available and an equivalent prize may therefore be offered by Focus Online Management Ltd in such cases.
9.18 No responsibility can be accepted by Focus Online Management Ltd for the quality and/or suitability of any prizes provided by third parties.
9.19 'Funded accounts' supplied by prize sponsors will, unless otherwise stated, be funded with complimentary funds and not real cash. The redemption rules of the relevant prize sponsor will be used on any funded account.
9.20 Any other specific entry instructions, rules and regulations of the prize sponsor shall apply and form part of these Conditions.
10. MONTHLY PRIZE DRAW
10.1. This promotion is only open to registered, eligible players aged 18 years or over except employees and their families of Focus Online Management Ltd and its agencies or anyone professional connected with this promotion, who are precluded from entry. Players from the UK are not eligible to win. Players from the UK should use www.freebingo.co.uk
10.2. No purchase necessary. To enter, simply register at the Website and play the free bingo games at the Website.
10.3. Entries must not be sent through agents or third parties, any such entries will be invalid.
10.4. Final date for receipt of entries is 12 midnight on the 15th of the closing month.
10.5. No cash or other alternative in part or full will be offered in lieu of the specified prizes. Prizes are not transferable.
10.6. Entry instructions are deemed to form part of the terms and conditions and entry into the promotion is deemed to signify acceptance of these terms and conditions.
10.7. The promoter can accept no responsibility for, and reserves the right to refuse, entries which are corrupt, incomplete, lost or damaged or fail to arrive by the closing date.
10.8. If any circumstances out of the promoter's control mean that the prize advertised is not available, the promoter will provide a prize of equivalent value.
10.9. The promoter reserves the right to amend, alter or terminate this promotion at any time due to circumstances beyond its control.
10.10. Players must have played at least one game of free bingo during the month and be registered to receive our newsletter and Steve's Offers to be eligible to enter the draw.
10.11. Each player will receive one entry into the prize draw for every full FB$ they have in their account at 12 midnight on the 15th of the closing month.
10.12. The promoter's decision is binding in all matters.
10.13. The prize winner will be contacted by email as soon as possible after the 15th day of the closing month. All prizes must be claimed within 30 days of the closure date or the winner being notified, otherwise the right to claim the prize may be lost. If the winners do not respond after 30 days of being notified, the promoter may dispose of the prize as it thinks fit without any liability to the winner(s) for having done so.
10.14. To obtain a full list of winners, please send a SAE to Free Bingo Competitions, Focus Online Management Ltd, Central House, St. Paul's Street, Leeds, England LS1 2TE within 10 days of the closing date.
10.15. The winners may be requested to take part in publicity which may include the use of your name and photographs for publicity material in any Focus Online Management publications in any media. To be eligible as a winner you agree to allowing your name to be published on the Website if you are a prize winner.
10.16. These rules are governed by English law and subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.
Promoter: Focus Online Management Ltd, Central House, St. Paul's Street, Leeds, England LS1 2TE
11. COMPLIMENTARY FB$
(FREE BINGO DOLLARS)
11.1. Free Bingo Dollars (FB$s) have no monetary value.
11.2. LiveFreeBingo.com will award complimentary FB$s to players that contribute content, including but not limited to photographs, recipes, game ideas.
11.3. The value of the complimentary FB$s is variable and is totally at the discretion of the management. No cash or other alternative in part or full will be offered in lieu of the complimentary FB$s. Complimentary FB$s are not transferable.
11.4. Submission of content does not imply usage. Only content that is used will be subject to complimentary FB$s.
11.5. Where you are invited to submit any contribution to LiveFreeBingo.com (including any text, photographs, graphics, video or audio) you agree, by submitting your contribution, to grant LiveFreeBingo.com a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive, sub-licensable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, play, make available to the public, and exercise all copyright and publicity rights with respect to your contribution worldwide and/or to incorporate your contribution in other works in any media now known or later developed for the full term of any rights that may exist in your contribution. If you do not want to grant to LiveFreeBingo.com the rights set out above, please do not submit your contribution to LiveFreeBingo.com.
12. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND RIGHT TO USE
12.1 You acknowledge and agree that all copyright, trademarks and all other intellectual property rights in all material or content supplied as part of the Website shall remain at all times vested in us or our licensors. You are permitted to use this material only as expressly authorized by us.
12.2 You acknowledge and agree that the material and content contained within the Website is made available for your personal non-commercial use only and that you may download such material and content onto only one computer hard drive for such purpose. Any other use of the material and content of the Website is strictly prohibited. You agree not to (and agree not to assist or facilitate any third party to) copy, reproduce, transmit, publish, display, distribute, commercially exploit or create derivative works of such material and content.
12.3 The Website is Copyright, Focus Online Management Ltd. All rights reserved.
13. CHAT TERMS OF SERVICE
13.1 LiveFreeBingo.com reserves the right to terminate your registration if we become aware and determine, in our sole discretion that you are violating any terms of service. LiveFreeBingo.com may at any time change its terms of service without notification.
13.2 LiveFreeBingo.com chat room act only as a technical interface between users. The chat room does not itself verify the integrity of the users. LiveFreeBingo.com has no obligation to monitor the chat room. LiveFreeBingo.com, generally, does not monitor or control any of the exchanges between the users posted to the chat room. LiveFreeBingo.com reserves the right, however, to review such content and to take disciplinary action against players, in its sole discretion. LiveFreeBingo.com does not endorse any of the exchanges or content posted by players and, therefore, specifically disclaims any liability with regard to such information and with regard to any actions resulting from your participation in the chat room.
13.3 You should use your own judgment in evaluating the integrity of, and statements made by, other users the chat room. Any opinions expressed by a player of LiveFreeBingo.com are those of that member alone, and are not those of LiveFreeBingo.com. LiveFreeBingo.com cannot and does not assume responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, safety, timeliness, legality or applicability of anything said or written by any player of LiveFreeBingo.com.
13.4 You alone are responsible for the content of your messages, and the consequences of any such messages.
13.5 Any use by you of any other user's information, personal or otherwise, for any commercial purpose or to obtain direct financial gain (e.g. mass marketing) is prohibited. Any such use shall be deemed to be a violation of these Terms of Service. LiveFreeBingo.com's chat rooms are to be used by you for your personal use only. Commercial uses of LiveFreeBingo.com are strictly prohibited unless prior written consent from the LiveFreeBingo.com management team. You agree that you will not use chat room for 'spamming' or solicitations (commercial or non-commercial).
13.6 You further agree not to post to chat room any message or material that is unlawful, harassing, libelous, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, racially offensive, inaccurate, or otherwise objectionable material of any kind or nature or that encourages conduct that could constitute a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable law or regulation, or encourage the use of controlled substances.
13.7 You agree not to impersonate any other person or entity, whether actual or fictitious, including impersonating an employee or consultant of LiveFreeBingo.com. You further agree not to use an inappropriate player name/alias of any kind.
13.8 You agree not to attempt to damage the reputation of LiveFreeBingo.com, Focus Online Management Ltd or that of site sponsors.
13.9 You agree not to transmit or display content containing (but not limited to) any of the following:
- Player bashing (including name-calling and "labeling").
- Statements that defame, abuse or threaten others.
- Tasteless, bigoted or indecorous remarks.
- Any material that endeavors to sell, solicit or aggravate others.
- Any material that contains obscene, vulgar or indecent language.
- Obscenities or suggestive remarks to players and/or staff.
- Deliberate misspellings of words in an attempt to avoid our swear filter.
13.10 Chat should not be worded in any way as to exclude anyone else from the conversation. Examples of such chat include, but are not limited to, speaking in 'code' and speaking in any language other than English.
13.11 Players should not type solely in CAPITALS as this is reserved for CMs and VCMs only.
13.12 You understand and agree that LiveFreeBingo.com does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information in given in the LiveFreeBingo.com chat room. LiveFreeBingo.com is not responsible for any errors or omissions or for the results obtained from the use of such information.
LiveFreeBingo.com shall not be responsible for any loss or damage caused, or alleged to have been caused, directly or indirectly, by the information or ideas contained, suggested or referenced in LiveFreeBingo.com.
13.13 Your participation in a LiveFreeBingo.com chat room is solely at your own risk. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from LiveFreeBingo.com or through LiveFreeBingo.com, its employees, consultants shall create any warranty not expressly made herein.
14.1 You may send us notices under or in connection with these Conditions:
14.1.1 by post to Focus Online Management Ltd, Central House, St. Paul's Street, Leeds, England LS1 2TE;
14.1.2 by fax to +44(0)113 393 0500;
14.1.3 by telephone to +44(0)113 393 0500; or
14.1.4 by email to email@example.com
14.2 As proof of sending does not guarantee our receipt of your notice, you must ensure that you have received an acknowledgement from us, which will be sent within 3 working days of our receipt and should be retained by you.
15. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
15.1 WHILE WE WILL USE REASONABLE ENDEAVOURS TO VERIFY THE ACCURACY OF ANY INFORMATION WE PLACE ON THE WEBSITE, WE MAKE NO WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED IN RELATION TO ITS ACCURACY.
15.2 The Website is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis without any representation or endorsement. Unless specified in separate terms and conditions related to a particular product or service, we make no warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, in relation to the Website, or products or services offered on the Website whether by us or on our behalf (including free software downloads) including but not limited to, implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security, accuracy, condition or completeness, or any implied warranty arising from course of dealing or usage or trade.
15.3 Unless specified in separate terms and conditions related to a particular product or service, we make no warranty that the Website or products or services offered on the Website whether by us or on our behalf (including free software downloads) will meet your requirements or will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that the Website or the server that makes it available or products or services offered on the Website whether by us or on our behalf (including free software downloads) are free of viruses or bugs or are fully functional, accurate, or reliable. We will not be responsible or liable to you for any loss of content or material as a result of uploading to or downloading from the Website.
15.4 Notwithstanding any other provision in the Conditions, nothing shall limit your rights as a consumer under English law.
15.5 You acknowledge that we cannot guarantee and therefore shall not be in any way responsible for the security or privacy of the Website and any information provided to or taken from the Website by you.
15.6 We will not be liable in contract, tort or otherwise if you incur loss or damage connecting to the Website through a third party's hyper-text link.
15.7 We will not be liable, in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), pre-contract or other representations (other than fraudulent misrepresentations) or otherwise out of or in connection with the Website or products or services offered on the Website whether by us or on our behalf (including free software downloads) for:
15.7.1 any economic losses (including without limitation loss of revenues, profits, contracts, business or anticipated savings); or
15.7.2 any loss of goodwill or reputation; or
15.7.3 any special or indirect or consequential losses; in any case whether or not such losses were within the contemplation of either of us at the date on which the event giving rise to the loss occurred.
15.8 Nothing in the Conditions shall exclude or limit our liability for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence or that of our servants, agents or employees.
If any part of the Conditions shall be deemed unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed to be severable from these Conditions and shall not effect the validity and enforceability of any of the remaining provisions of the Conditions.
Nothing shall be construed as a waiver by us of any preceding or succeeding breach of any provision.
Each provision of these Conditions shall be construed as separately applying and surviving even if for any reason one or other of those provisions is held to be inapplicable or unenforceable in any circumstances.
19 ENTIRE AGREEMENT
These Conditions (as amended from time to time) contain the entire agreement between you and us relating to the subject matter covered and supersede any previous agreements, arrangements, undertakings or proposals, written or oral, between you and us in relation to such matters. No oral explanation or oral information given by either of us shall alter the interpretation of these Conditions. You confirm that, in agreeing to accept these Conditions, you have not relied on any representation save insofar as the same has expressly been made a representation in these Conditions and you agree that you shall have no remedy in respect of any misrepresentation which has not become a term of these Conditions save that your agreement contained in this Clause shall not apply in respect of any fraudulent misrepresentation whether or not such has become a term of these Conditions.
We will collect information about your personal details when you tell us what these are and by analysis of traffic on the Website, including by using cookies.
21.1.2 A cookie is a piece of information that is stored on your computer's hard drive by your web browser. On revisiting the Website our computer server may recognize the cookie, giving us information about your last visit. Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but usually you can alter the settings of your browser to prevent automatic acceptance. If you choose not to receive cookies, you may still use most of the features of the Website.
21.2 We use information collected about you to help us (a) develop the design and layout of the Website to ensure that it is as useful and enjoyable as possible and (b) provide the products and services which interest you. Sometimes this information may also be used by us and our associated companies to inform you about changes to the Website, new services and products or offers that you might find interesting. If you do not wish to receive this information, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We may at our discretion choose to sell, trade, rent or otherwise disclose your personal information to trustworthy third parties situated within the EEA or in countries approved by the Data Protection Commissioner. You may instruct us not to do by sending an email to email@example.com.
21.3 In addition, we may provide aggregate statistics about our services, competitions, clients, traffic patterns and other site information to third parties, but these statistics will not include any information that could personally identify you.
In the event that your personal details become untrue, inaccurate or incomplete, or in any event, you have the right to access your personal details and may rectify the same.
You agree that you do not object to us, our associated companies or such third parties contacting you for any of the above purposes whether by telephone, email, fax or in writing, and you confirm that you do not and will not consider any of the above as being a breach of any of your rights under the Telecommunications (Data Protection and Privacy) Regulations 1999.
21.4 We reserve the right to access and disclose individually identifiable information to comply with applicable laws and lawful government requests or requests by the police investigating suspected illegal activities, to operate our systems properly or to protect ourselves or other Users. We also reserve the right to disclose individually identifiable information to third parties if a complaint arises concerning your use of the Website, and that use is deemed by us inconsistent with the Conditions.
21.5 When you input information or request services from us, we offer appropriate physical, electronic and managerial security measures in order that you may input information safely whilst effectively preventing that information from being accessed by unauthorized persons. In addition, we have strict security procedures covering the storage and disclosure of your information in order to prevent unauthorized access to comply with the UK Data Protection Act 1998. This means that sometimes we may ask for proof of identity before we disclose personal information to you.
We welcome your questions and comments about privacy issues and the design of the Website. Should you have such comments or have a complaint about how we are using your personal data, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.