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THE SUN’S DREAM TEAM FANTASY FOOTBALL 2016 / 2017 GAME RULES

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Version 7 – including amendment 6 _14 December 2016

There is an amendment to Part 9 PAID FOR LEAGUE PRIZES changing GW 18 from  no prize money to be won to making it another £21k Game Week. Also the detail under Part 2.2 on the Weekender has been removed and including it under Part 9.

Version 6 – including amendment 5 _6 December 2016

There is an amendment to Part 9 PAID FOR LEAGUE PRIZES

Due to technical difficulties the introduction of the £32k weekly leagues have had to be postponed into the New Year with the dates of those Game Weeks being published at that time. The revisions therefore list the Game Weeks with their dates up to the end of January 2017.

Version 5 – including Amendment 4_ 15 November 2016

There is an amendment to the Definitions, Part 2.1, Part 2.2, Part 3.5, Part 8.1, Part 8.2, Part 8.3, Part 9, Part 10 and Part 11 with regard to the major changes in the Monthly and Weekender Competitions

Version 4 – Including Amendment 3 – 11th October 2016

There is an amendment to these Terms and Conditions with regard to the ‘WEEKENDER Dream Team Game’, in particular to the Definitions, Part 2.2, Part 3.5, Part 8 and Part 9.

These amendments cover the change of name from the Weekly League to the Weekender League; The Game Weekend starting at 12:30 on a Saturday and not from 00:00:01 on the Friday;  the maximum number of entries an entrant can make per week is ten and not five; the total prize pool for the Weekender competition is now £280,000

Version 3 – Including Amendment 2 _ 15 September 2016

There is an amendment to the Definitions, Part 2.1, Part 3.5 and Part 9 with regard to the ‘15,000 MONTHLY LEAGUE’.

This amendment changes the entry fee from 2 per team to 5 per team, changes the prize money from 15,000 per month to 25 per month from the October competition and changes the distribution of the prize money from among the top scoring 50 teams to the top scoring ten teams.

The total prize pot for this series of competitions is increased from 157,500 to 206,500 with two Monthly Leagues (August and September) of 15,750 and a further seven monthly leagues starting with the October Monthly League of 25,000.

Version 2 – Including Amendment 1 _ 19 August 2016

There is an amendment to Part 8 with regard to the ‘WEEKLY Dream Team Game’.

This stated that if there were insufficient Eligible fixtures taking place then that week’s competition will be void and that entry fees will be reimbursed. Unfortunately we have had to change it to your entry fee will be allocated to the next Game Week a Weekly competition will be on.

Full details are in Part 8.

INTRODUCTION

Welcome to our Game Rules for The Sun’s Dream Team Fantasy Football 2016/2017 Game. These Game Rules set out the terms and conditions for playing the Game and provide you with information about how to enter, play and win prizes in the Game. If you play any of the Competitions in the Game, either via the Website or App, these Game Rules apply. These Game Rules are split into 15 parts:

  • Part 1: Definitions
  • Part 2: The outline description of the £1 million 2016/2017 Dream Team Fantasy Game
  • Part 3: Free and Pay­ to ­play entry
  • Part 4. The Classic Competition
  • Part 5. Player Values and Variable Player Pricing
  • Part 6. Transfers and Player ‘Locking’
  • Part 7. League Leaderboards and Mini Leagues
  • Part 8: The Weekender Competition
  • Part 9. Paid-­for League Prizes
  • Part 10. Existing Club Dream Team Subscribers
  • Part 11. Prize and Cash Mini League payment
  • Part 12. The Dream Team Fantasy Match Centre
  • Part 13. Fantasy Coach
  • Part 14. Social Responsibility
  • Part 15. Legal

PART 1 – DEFINITIONS

In these Game Rules the following words and expressions will have the following meanings: All times in these Game Rules are either GMT or BST as applicable.

£1,000,000 DREAM TEAM 2016/­17 GAME means a series of free and paid­ for competitions, leagues and Mini Leagues where the total prize money awarded over the 2016/­17 football season totals £1m or more. The Promoters may decide during this season to change, add to or remove these competitions and leagues as circumstances change but the total prize money will not fall below this total. If and when any changes occur ample notice will be given through either the Website, the App and/or via email(s). Change to these Game Rules will also be highlighted with the date of the modification.

£250k SEASON LEAGUE means a pay ­to ­enter, season­ long Promoter League where the Managers with the most points will pocket a share of the £250K cash prize, regardless of how many people have entered. Our biggest league, Eligible Players will score points based on their performance in the Premier League, FA Cup, Capital One Cup together with Eligible Matches in the Champions League and Europa League over the course of the 16/17 football season.

£30k LATECOMERS LEAGUE means a pay­ to ­enter, season ­long Promoter League which opens for entry just after the £250k Season League has closed for entry at 15:00:01 on Saturday 13 August. The Managers with the most points will pocket a share of the £30k cash prize, regardless of how many people have entered.

£15k and £25k MONTHLY LEAGUE means a series of monthly pay ­to ­enter Promoter Leagues running from August 2016 until 4 December 2016 as described in section 3.5, into which Managers can enter new or existing teams. Scoring is over complete Game Weeks that are named by calendar month but constitute Game Week periods as described in Part 3.5 and the top scoring 50 teams in the August and September Monthly Leagues win a cash prize and the October and November Monthly Leagues the top scoring ten teams win a cash prize as described in Part 9.

£10k, £21k and £32k WEEKENDER LEAGUES means a series of weekly pay­ to ­enter Promoter Leagues running from October 2016 to May 2017 where Managers enter seven man teams. Scoring covers a weekend of matches (Saturday and Sunday inclusive) and the top scoring 20 teams each week win a cash prize..

ACCOUNT means the email address, password, payment, fantasy team and other information linked to a Manager when they register for the Game and update throughout the season.

APP means The Sun’s official Dream Team Fantasy Football iOS or Android mobile application(s).

CASH MINI LEAGUE means a Mini League for a group of Managers where payment of an Entry Stake is required to join and made through the Dream Team site. The money will be held by Dream Team and then distributed to the Cash Mini League winners at the end of the competition. Dream Team do not take or make any money in doing this service.

CHAIRMAN means a Dream Team Manager who has successfully created a Mini League for other Managers to join and compete in.

CLASSIC COMPETITION means the existing Dream Team competition format, where Managers pick 11 Eligible Players and manage their team throughout the entirety of the 16/17 football season.

CLUB DREAM TEAM SUBSCRIBER means an entrant to the Game with an existing paid­up Club Dream Team subscription.

CLUB DREAM TEAM BENEFITS is a collection of game benefits and functions, as detailed in Part 10, that all paid­up Club Dream Team Subscribers will have access to at no additional cost.

ELIGIBLE MATCH means a football fixture that any English Premier League club plays in, in the English Premier League, FA Cup, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, the Capital One Cup, the play­off rounds in the Champions League and Europa League (excluding the qualifying rounds). International competition matches are not Eligible Matches.

ELIGIBLE PLAYER means a football player who is listed in the official 2016­17 Dream Team player list and available to a Manager for selection in the various Dream Team Competitions

ENTRY STAKE means the payment that a Manager makes to enter a Cash Mini League via our payment platform. This stake will go towards that Cash Mini League’s prize pot.

FANTASY COACH is a premium (paid for) tool that provides additional statistical team and player information to aid team selection and management. This will be introduced during the season.

FREE MINI LEAGUE means a Mini League where no Entry Stake is required to join.

GAME RULES means (i) these terms and conditions, and (ii) the Sun website terms and conditions found at here.

GAME WEEK is classified as the set of Eligible Matches that occur from 00:00:01 on the relevant Monday to 23:59:59 on the following Sunday. A club may play more than once in any Game Week.

GAME WEEKEND is classified as a set of Eligible Matches that occur from the kick-off of the first eligible match on the relevant Saturday to 23:59:59 on the following Sunday that are part of the Weekender Competition.

GAME means the following Competitions:

                     ­Dream Team Classic Competition covering all Eligible Matches for the 2016/17 season and the competition’s £250k Season League and £25k Monthly League.

                     ­Dream Team Weekender Competition covering all Eligible Matches played across a Game Weekend,

                     ­Dream Team Europe Competition Covering all eligible matches of the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League and Europa League in 2017 and including Phase and Overall tournament competitions.

                     ­Any additional competitions and Promoter Leagues that the Promoters introduce subsequently to the commencement of the 2016/­17 season.

HEAD TO HEAD is an alternative Mini League format. Each Game Week will see all Mini League Managers play another Manager in a Head to Head tie. The team in each tie that scores most points during that Game Week will be awarded three points and one point each if the score is level. These points will go towards a Manager’s points total and league position.

IBAS means the Independent Betting and Adjudication Service.

A MANAGER is anyone who has selected and confirmed a team and who has their entry confirmed.

NGN means News Group Newspapers Limited (publishers of The Sun), whose registered office is at 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF.

PLAYER means a football player participating in an Eligible Match.

PRIVATE MINI LEAGUE means a league created by a Chairman that Managers can only join it if they possess the league’s unique PIN attached to that league.

PROMOTER means News Promotions Limited, whose registered office is at 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF.

PROMOTER LEAGUE requires a small entry fee for a team and which is hosted by Dream Team over the course of the season, month and weekly periods

PUBLIC MINI LEAGUE means a league created by a Chairman that any Manager can join. Public leagues do not require a PIN to enter and can be found via search.

SERVICES means the Game, Website, App and related services and/or advertising.

STANDARD means our traditional Mini League format where a Manager’s points total and league position will be determined by the accumulation of fantasy points obtained in Eligible Matches across the entirety of the season.

STAR MAN means the Eligible Player in an Eligible Match with the highest individual player rating. The Star Man will be awarded 5 bonus points.

WE, OUR OR US means the Promoter.

Weekly Competition means the Dream Team Weekender competition format where Managers pick seven Eligible Players for their team specifically to gain points over a Game Weekend.

Website means dreamteamfc.com and the mobile website at m.dreamteamfc.com

PART 2 –THE OUTLINE DESCRIPTION OF THE £1 MILLION 2016/2017 DREAM TEAM FANTASY GAME

The Dream Team Season Game for 2016/­17 follows a similar format to previous years with a number of enhancements.

This season you can enter any number of teams into the main competition, but you cannot win any of our prizes unless you pay a small fee to enter your team(s) into any of our Promoter Leagues.

There will be a number of Promoter Leagues open for entry throughout the season, where there is a total prize pool of over £1,000,000 available. The Promoters may decide during this season to change, add to or remove these competitions and Leagues as circumstances change but the total prize money will not fall below this total. There is a maximum number of teams that can be entered by a Manager into each of these Promoter Leagues, the details are given under the description of each of the Promoter Leagues below.

There are two kinds of Mini League available this season. Free Mini Leagues and, new this season, Cash Mini Leagues, where Mini League Chairmen decide that all Managers of that Mini League must pay an Entry Stake upon entry. They do this by making a payment to Dream Team, which is placed into a central account held by the Promoter. At the end of the season will and pay out to the appropriate winners in each Cash Mini League directly. Dream Team do not charge for this administrative service. Full details are given in Part 8.

2.1 DREAM TEAM CLASSIC COMPETITION

The following Promoter leagues will be available to enter, and will follow the Classic Competition format, where players have to pick a team of eleven players as described in Part 4, together with other aspects of this competition:

£250k Season League:

                     A season-­long league hosted by Dream Team with a prize pot of over £250,000.

                     This league requires an entry fee of £2 per team to enter.

                     Eligible Players will score points based on performance in the Premier League, FA Cup and Capital One Cup, together with the Play Off Group and Knock­out stages of the Champions League and Europa League over the course of the 16/17 football season.

                     The maximum number of teams a Manager may enter into the £250k Season League is 10.

                     Entry will open on Monday 18 July 2016 and the deadline to enter the £250k Season League is 14:59:59 Saturday 13 August 2016.

£30k Latecomers League:

                     A season­-long league hosted by Dream Team with a prize pot of £30,000.

                     This league requires an entry fee of £2 per team to enter.

                     Eligible Players will score points based on performance in the Premier League, FA Cup and Capital One Cup, together with the Play Off Group and Knock­out stages of the Champions League and Europa League over the course of the 16/17 football season.

                     The maximum number of teams a Manager may enter into the £30k Season League is 10.

                     Entry will open at 15:00:01 on Saturday 13 August 2016 and the deadline to enter is when scoring starts on the first Eligible Match of Game Week 2, (starting 00:00:01 31 August 2016).

£15k and £25k Monthly League:

                     Four ‘monthly’ Promoter Leagues with a total prize pot of 81,500 running from August to 4 December 2016, where Managers can enter new or existing teams each game month. Any points obtained before each scoring period starts will not be reflected in the leaderboards.

                     This league requires an entry fee of 2 per team to enter for the August and September Monthly Leagues and 5 for the October and November Monthly Leagues. After that the Monthly Leagues will terminate with the allocated prize money diverted to the Weekender Competition along with additional prize money.

                     Eligible Players will score points based on performance in the Premier League, FA Cup and Capital One Cup, together with the Play Off, Group and Knock-out stages of the Champions League and Europa League over the course of the month.

                     The scoring periods for each monthly competition will be confirmed by the Promoter before entry opens; scoring will usually start from the first Game Week of a calendar month through to completion of the last Game Week of a calendar month as indicated in Part 3.5, and the top scoring 50 teams win a cash prize in August and September and the top scoring ten teams subsequently with the top prize of 20,000 as detailed in Part 9.

                     Usually scoring will not include all Eligible Matches played between the 1st and 31st of any month and may include Eligible Matches from the previous and/or following month depending on the start of the Game Weeks.

                     The maximum number of teams a Manager may enter into the Monthly Leagues in any one month is 10.

                     See Part 3.5 for a full details of the entry deadlines to each Monthly League.

2.2 DREAM TEAM WEEKENDER COMPETITION

As well as our Classic Competition format, there is also our Weekender Competition format that will commence in October. Manager’s pick a team of just seven players with no limit on their total value or clubs they belong to. Teams will score points over a single weekend’s fixtures as described in Part 9.

Managers will have the opportunity to change all seven players in their team before each Game Weekend starts or pick a brand new team and compete against other Managers in Head to Head Mini Leagues or our Promoter Leagues..

The £10k, £21k and £32k Weekender Leagues as described in Part 9

£10k Weekender League:

                     Five Weekly Promoter Leagues with a total prize pot of £50,000 running in GAME WEEKS 10, 11, 12, 13 & 15 where Managers can enter new teams each Game Weekend.

                     This league requires an entry fee of £2 per team to enter in order to win a share of the prize money.

                     Scoring is from the first Eligible Matches on a Saturday and end on the last Eligible Match on a Sunday (Friday night matches will not be included).

                     The maximum number of teams a Manager may enter is ten in any one Game Weekend.

£21k Weekender League:

A series of 14 Weekly Promoter Leagues with a total prize pot of £294,000 in GAME WEEKS 16, 17, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 35, 36 and 37 where Managers can enter new teams each Game Weekend.

Each eligible manager has one free entry to that Weekender Competition for a single prize of £1,000 to the winner.

This league also has an entry fee of £2 per team to enter for a prize pot of £20,000 each Game Weekend

Scoring is from the first Eligible Game on Saturday and end on the last Eligible Match on a Sunday.

The maximum number of paid-for teams a Manager may enter is ten in any one Game Weekend.

£32k Weekender Weekly League:

A series of five Weekly Promoter Leagues with a total prize pot of £160,000 in GAME WEEKS 18, 19, 22, 27, 34 where Managers can enter new teams each Game Weekend.

Each eligible manager has one free entry to this Competition for a single prize of £2,000 each relevant week to the winner

This league also has an entry fee of £2 per team to enter for a prize pot of £30,000 each Game Weekend

Scoring is from the first Eligible Game on a Saturday and end on the last Eligible Match on a Sunday.

The maximum number of paid-for teams a Manager may enter is ten in any one Game Weekend.

Note that the aforementioned Game Weeks for each of the three prize pots may change throughout the season.

PART 3 – FREE ENTRY AND PAY ­TO ­PLAY ENTRY

3.1 FREE ENTRY

All Free­ to ­play entrants will be entered into an overall leaderboard in the Classic Competition format, but won’t be eligible to win prizes.

To play Dream Team, you will need to register for a Dream Team Account if you haven’t already got one, do so via the Website or on the App.

In order to register for and play the Game, you must at all times: ­

                     Be aged 18 or over;

                     ­Manage your own account and entries;

                     Not be self ­excluded from gambling; and comply in full with these Game Rules and accept them where indicated.

                     You must not register for or play the Game if you are from a territory in which the use of the Game is illegal. If you do the Promoter reserves the right to void your account and forfeit all stakes and winnings and any prize monies paid out must be immediately returned to the Promoter.

                     You must supply all information requested at the time of registration for the Game, including what football club you support, your first and last name, email address, password, mobile number and date of birth.

                     Your entry and all information provided by you must be accurate, up to date and complete. You will need internet access to play the Game. Internet, data and related costs will be at your own expense.

                     When you play the Game, your information will be used by both News Group Newspapers Limited (publisher of The Sun) and News Promotions Limited (operator of the Game) for the purposes of administration, analytics, and marketing (with your consent), and in accordance with the privacy policy at www.newsprivacy.co.uk.

                     We may share the information we hold on you, including your personal information and betting history with regulators, sporting bodies, the police, other law enforcement bodies and any other bodies necessary in order to investigate fraud, money laundering or sports integrity issues and to comply with our regulatory duties.

                     Staff of the Promoter, Fan Hub Media UK Limited, and any associated, affiliated and subsidiary companies of News Corp UK; Ireland Limited, Fan Hub Media UK Ltd. and their families, agents and any person connected with the Game may enter the Game (and be visible in leaderboards) but are excluded from winning any prizes in the Game, save in respect of payment from staff ­only Cash Mini Leagues.

3.2 ENTRY DEADLINES FOR FREE ENTRY

Entry to the Game opens on 18 July 2016 and will remain open for the duration of the Game.

To score maximum possible points in the Classic Competition you must enter your team(s) by kick­off of the first Eligible Match on Saturday 13 August 2016. If you enter after the kick­off of the first Eligible Match of the Game your team will start to score from the next Eligible Match starting on that day or subsequent day(s).

3.3 PAID­ FOR ENTRY

After entering the free ­to­ play Dream Team competition, Managers can pay entry fees to enter any of their team(s) into paid Promoter Leagues. To be eligible for paid ­for entry you must also at all times meet all eligibility requirements set out in the free entry section at Part 3.1. In addition, in order to register for and pay to play the Game, you must at all times be a UK or Republic of Ireland resident.

3.4 PAYMENT FOR PAID ­FOR ENTRY

When you join a paid league you will need to pay immediately using a credit or debit card using our secure interface following the instructions given.

When using a credit or debit card, you must make sure that the name on the payment card is the same name used for your Dream Team Account. We are entitled to assume that you are depositing your own funds and we do not accept any liability where this is not the case. We also reserve the right to suspend or close any Account and cancel any league entries where we suspect the Account holder and the owner of the payment card are not the same.

All payments for league entries are final and non ­refundable. We will under no circumstances offer refunds to Managers, except where stipulated in Part 3.6. If Managers are found to have made fraudulent payments or withdrawn their entry fees from Leagues, they will have their team(s) voided from any Leagues, and they will not be eligible to win any prizes or participate in the competition or any future competitions.

3.5 ENTRY DEADLINES FOR PAID FOR ENTRY

£250k Season League

                     Entry to the £250k Season League opens on 18 July 2016 and closes at 14:59:59 on Saturday 13 August 2016.

£30k Latecomers League

                     Entry to the £30k Season League will opens at 15:00:01 on Saturday 13 August 2016 and closes at kick off of the first Eligible Match of Game Week 4, beginning at 00:00:01 Friday 9 September 2016.

£15k and £25k Monthly Leagues

Although this Competition states it has a Monthly League structure it does not run strictly from the first to the last day in each calendar month.

This is because the Game runs on a Game Week basis from a Monday through to the following Sunday. In general, entry to the Monthly Leagues opens as follows for each of the months of the competition:

Entry to each month’s competition opens as soon as the entry to the previous Monthly League competition has closed but finishes on Sunday 4 December 2016
. Closure for entry in any one Monthly League will occur upon kick off of the first Eligible Match of the defined scoring period. 
Scoring will start from the first Eligible Match of the nominated first Game Week of that month
Scoring will finish with the very last Eligible Match in the last Game Week of the month, even if this rolls into the following month

As there are fixture changes as a function of re­arranged Eligible Matches and Cup replays etc. we will indicate before each month’s 15k or 25k Monthly League the opening of entry, the start of scoring date and the finishing of scoring date so that entrants are clearly aware of the period of the month’s Eligible fixtures before they enter. This information will be indicated on the Websites and the App in advance of the entry date.

£15k August Monthly League

Entry opens on Monday 18 July 2016 and closes on kick off of the first Eligible Match on Saturday 13 August 2016.
Scoring starts from the first Eligible Match on Saturday 13 August 2016 and ends with the last Eligible Match on Sunday 28 August 2016.

£15k September Monthly League

Entry opens on Tuesday 16 August 2016 and closes on kick off of the first Eligible Match on Saturday 10 September 2016.
Scoring starts from the first Eligible Match on Saturday 10 September 2016 and ends with the last Eligible Match on Sunday 2 October 2016.

£25k October Monthly League

Entry opens on Tuesday 13 September 2016 and closes on kick off of the first Eligible Match on Saturday 15 October 2016.
Scoring starts from the first Eligible Match on Saturday 15 October 2016 and ends with the last Eligible Match on Sunday 6 November 2016.

£25k November Monthly League

Entry opens on Tuesday 18 October 2016 and closes on kick off of the first Eligible Match on Saturday 19 November 2016.
Scoring starts from the first Eligible Match on Saturday 19 November 2016 and ends with the last Eligible Match on Sunday 11 December 2016.

 

Weekender Leagues

Entry to the Weekender League for a Game Weekend opens on the Monday of that week and closes immediately before the first Eligible Match on a Saturday of that Game Weekend.

3.6 ACCOUNT VERIFICATION CHECKS

By accepting these Games Rules, you are agreeing that we may conduct any identification, credit or other verification checks that we may require (either for our own purposes or as required by law or a regulatory body), such as checking the details you provide when registering or changing your payment details. In particular, we may verify that you are 18 (eighteen) years of age or older and that you are resident in the country in which you say you are resident and that it is within the permit territories. You agree to provide us with any information we may need to conduct such checks.

We may disclose the information we hold on you to authorised credit reference agencies and fraud prevention agencies, who may check the details we provide against any databases (public or private) to which they have access. You agree that we may process, use, record and disclose the personal information which you provide in connection with your registration and that such personal data may be recorded by us or the credit reference/fraud prevention agencies.

We may also disclose details of how you conduct your Account to such credit reference/fraud prevention agencies. The information may be used by other credit grantors for making credit decisions about you and the people with whom you are financially associated, for fraud prevention, money laundering prevention and tracing debtors.

If the Promoter cannot verify your age at the point you paid ­to ­play the Game, they will contact you and ask you to send a scan or high resolution photograph of your Driving Licence or Passport to DTageverify@thesun.co.uk. Your Driving Licence or Passport number must be visible.

If you do not contact us to verify your age within 72 hours from the point of payment, you will not be able to login to use the Dream Team product or access your Account. You will not be eligible to win or collect any prizes until you are age verified.

If you have not verified your age 14 days from point of payment, you will have your league entry fees refunded and your team(s) will be ‘void’. Void teams will remain viewable to other Managers in any leagues or leaderboards, but will not actively participate in the competition and will not be eligible to win prizes. The Promoter reserves the right to reserve the matter to such an entrant’s parents/legal guardians, the police and/or the UK Gambling Commission.

We may ask you for further information at any time to manually verify your age. We take our age verification and social responsibility obligations very seriously.

PART 4. THE CLASSIC DREAM TEAM COMPETITION

4.1 TEAM SELECTION

After you have satisfactorily registered as described in Part 3 you are able to pick your first team. For eachteam you must select 11 players as follows:

                     Select only from Eligible Players that are listed in the relevant player lists for the Game

                     The total value of the 11 players at time of entry must not exceed £50 million. This season we have introduced variable player pricing where the value of player may go up or down periodically based upon their performance and other factors (See Part 5 for full details)

Each team must have one of two playing formations:

                     4­4­2 -­ a goalkeeper, four defenders, four midfielders and two strikers; or

                     4­3­3 -­ a goalkeeper, four defenders, three midfielders and three strikers

This season there is no limit to the number of teams that a Manager can enter into the Game.

4.2 TEAM NAMES

You can change the name of your team(s) at any point throughout the season.

The Promoter reserves the right to disqualify you or your team(s) from the Game, or reject any team name if the Promoter believes that your team name and/or Mini­League name is inappropriate or offensive. In addition, the Promoter reserves the right to rename the team in the name of the entrant or to apply such other name as the Promoter deems appropriate.

4.3 HOW TO SCORE

For each of the competitions the scoring remains the same as last season.

This season the player ratings and the Star Man award will be provided by an independent ratings provider WHOSCORED.COM using their independent system of rating players.

The scoring system will remain unchanged and Dream Team points will be awarded as follows:

All players

                     Player Rating of 7 or more: +3 points

                     Star Man: +5 points

                     Each Goal Scored (excluding own goals): +5 points

                     Hat trick (3 or more goals): +5 points

                     Assist: +2 points

                     Yellow Card: ­-1 point

                     Red Card: ­-3 points

Penalty Takers

                     Penalty Save or Miss (as defined below): -­3 points

Save or Miss is defined as a goal not being scored directly from the penalty spot. Penalty Save or Miss points will be awarded even if a goal is subsequently scored (e.g. from open play after the ball rebounds from the goalkeeper; or if the player deliberately passes from the ball direct from the penalty kick).

Two yellow cards leading to a red card will score as one red card in the Game i.e. ­3 points.

Substitutes who do not play at any time in an Eligible Match but are cautioned while ‘on the bench’ will not be deducted points in the Game. Deductions will apply if that player subsequently plays any part in that Eligible Match. Points deducted in the Game for Yellow and Red Cards that are subsequently overruled will not be reinstated in the Game.

The Promoter will use the ‘OPTA Defined Assists’ to confirm assist points allocations.

Player ratings of 7 and above and Star Man points will be decided based on match player statistics gathered by OPTA and confirmed by the Promoter. These statistics cover over 200 different playing criteria and approaching 2,000 measurements per game. These will be interpreted by WHOSCORED.COM throughout the match. The Star Man will be awarded to the player with the highest player rating. In the few cases where OPTA and or WHOSCORED.COM statistics are not available the rating will be provided manually as close as possible to those criteria used by these agencies and decided by the Promoter at its sole discretion.

Goalkeepers

                     Penalty Save or Miss (as defined above): +3 points

Goalkeepers and Defenders

                     Clean Sheet (no goals conceded): +5 points

                     2 Goals Conceded: ­1 point

                     Each Goal Conceded Over two goals: -­1 point

Substitutes who come on during an Eligible Match will be awarded and deducted points as if they had played for the full match. Players substituted off will be awarded and deducted points and will continue to be awarded and deducted points as if they had played the full match.

Players transferred or loaned from one Premier League club to another Premier League club will continue to score points for the purposes of the Game and will be considered to be an Eligible Player at the new Premier League club. Any Eligible Player transferred from one Premier League club to a non­ Premier League club will have his points total frozen in the Game and will only resume scoring in the Game should he rejoin a Premier League club.

The scoring of the Game will be made on the final event files of an Eligible Match received from OPTA, together with the ratings and Star Man awards received from WHOSCORED.COM (or where they do not supply it for any reason their appointed replacement agency). This generally occurs within 15 minutes of the final whistle of each Eligible Match but may be later.

Any changes to the Eligible Player data subsequent to the processing of these files will not be taken into account. For these reasons and of timing, the decisions of the official ‘Dubious Goals Panel’ will not be taken into account. These How to Score rules remain the same for matches involving extra time (e.g. for a midfielder, goalkeeper or a defender to score clean sheet points in a match involving extra time, their team must not have conceded any goals by the end of that extra time). Penalty shoot­outs do not count. Replays are counted as separate matches which have their own points scoring potential.

If any Eligible Match is abandoned for any reason then that Eligible Match will cease to be treated as an Eligible Match for the purposes of the Game. If the match is replayed then the replay will be treated as an Eligible Match. If an Eligible Match is completed and then a governing body subsequently determines that part of the Eligible Match is to be replayed only the initial match and the not the replayed portion will be deemed an Eligible Match.

The decision of the Promoter in all points scoring matters shall be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

4.4 SCORING UPDATES

Full scoring including player ratings and Star Men points for Eligible Matches will provisionally be published on the Website and the App as soon as possible after each Eligible Match. Points will be confirmed on the day of each Eligible Match. Points updates will always be carried out as promptly as possible, however it may not always be possible to finish points updates by the times stated.

The Promoter reserves the right to at any point, on or before 23:59:59 on the same day of the Eligible Match, to update points, player ratings and the Star Man award.

Points which are calculated based on information supplied from OPTA and WHOSCORED.COM will with best endeavors be finalised and locked in based on the live information received by the Promoter as at 15.00 minutes after the final whistle of the relevant Eligible Match.

Any subsequent corrections, changes and/or updates to that information from OPTA or WHOSCORED.COM after the Promoter has finalised the points will not be used in the points calculation and there will be no amendments to the scores of any entrants to the Game.

PART 5. PLAYER VALUES AND VARIABLE PLAYER PRICING

The Promoter’s panel of football experts has chosen the players offered for selection, but their inclusion of player valuations are not necessarily indicative of ability or points scoring potential. We may introduce new Eligible Players at any time throughout the season.

This season Dream Team are introducing Variable Player Pricing where each Game Week after the Sunday Eligible Matches have finished the Promoters will evaluate each Eligible Player’s performance and calculate a new value (increase, decrease, unchanged).

For example, if you transfer out a player who has increased in value since you purchased him you will be able to transfer in a new player of equal value or less. Similarly if you transfer out a player who has decreased in value since you purchased him then you can only transfer in a player of equal value or less unless you have any spare unspent money in your player budget.

On the Monday of each Game Week we will update the value of your team’s players and show this in your team.

The Promoter does not guarantee to enter into any correspondence relating to Variable Player Pricing.

Variable Player Pricing will not be applied following Game Week 1 and Game Week 2 of the season.

PART 6. GAME WEEKS, TRANSFERS AND PLAYER LOCKING

This season Managers will be able make up to a maximum of three transfers to their team during each calendar month. Any transfer made to a team will take immediate effect and start scoring from the transferred in player’s next match.

Any transfer that is made can be reversed providing that the Football club that both players involved in the transfer belong to, have not played in the current Game Week (Monday to Sunday).

A Manager will not be able to transfer a player in or out if the Football club that player plays for has already played in that Game Week. They will have to wait until the next Game Week starts to process that transfer. See below for more information:

The season is split up into Game Weeks

                     The season is split up into Game Weeks

                     A Game Week starts at 00:00:01 on a Monday and ends at 23:59:59 on the following Sunday.

                     Scoring will commence of the first game played of any Game Week, and end after the last game played on any Game Week.

                     If you wish to make a transfer of a player out of your team and either that player’s Club, or the Club of the player you’re trying to transfer in, have not played an Eligible Match in that Game Week, then you may do so.

                     If any player’s Club have played an Eligible Match in that Game Week then they are ‘locked’ and cannot be moved in or out until the final match of the Game Week has ended.

                     The price of a player is as updated at the beginning of that Game Week by the Variable Player Pricing policy.

                     Any teams that are completed without the full quota of 11 players will start to score points from the next Eligible Match. There will be no transfers available to transfer in or out of the team until it  is completed with a full 11 players. Once the team is complete, three transfers will be made available.

Regardless of the Game Week you can make a total of three transfers in any calendar month.

There will be no additional transfer allowance for the month of June, but Managers will be able to use their May allowance of three transfers up until kick off of the Champions League final on 3 June 2017.

All transfers are free of charge.

With the change to three transfers per calendar month there are no Emergency Transfers this season.

Any transfers that are left unused at the end of any calendar month will not be carried over to the following month (except for May above). Therefore a team will never have more than three transfers available.

PART 7. LEAGUE LEADERBOARDS AND MINI LEAGUES

7.1 LEAGUE LEADERBOARDS

This season there will be an overall leaderboard, which lists the position of all the free and pay­ to­ play Managers in the Game, and there will be individual leaderboards for each paid and free Promoter League and Mini League. Each league leaderboard will feature all the current teams in that League.

Your position in a published leaderboard at the end of any competition is not an indication you have won any cash prize. The Promoters will need to perform a series of checks before declaring any winners.

7.2 MINI LEAGUES

Managers will be able to create and join free or Cash Mini League at any point in the season. Once successfully registered for the Game, you have the option to become a Mini League Chairman or to join an existing Mini League. Creating or joining Mini Leagues is described in Part 8.4.

7.3 TYPES OF MINI LEAGUE

This season we have expanded the kinds of Mini League we offer:

Chairmen can create either a Public or Private Mini League, where:

                     A Public Mini League is one created by a Chairman that any Manager can join. Public leagues do not require a PIN to enter and can be found via a search facility in the League Hub.

                     A Private Mini League is one created by a Chairman that a Manager can join only if invited to do so by a Chairman who issues a unique PIN number for that Mini League.

Chairmen can create either a Free or Cash Mini Leagues where:

A Free Mini League, where no payment to the Promoter is required to join.

A Cash Mini League, where payment is required to join:

                     The Entry Stakes will be held by Dream Team and then distributed to league winners at the end of the season.

                     The Entry Stake is determined by the Chairman and must be a multiple of five pounds between £5 and £50.

                     Note that when you play in Cash Mini Leagues, you are contracting with the Promoter and not entering into contracts with the other Managers.

                     You will not be able to enter or create a Cash Mini League if you’re located in The Republic of Ireland.

Chairmen can also choose the format of their Mini League:

                     Standard is the normal way Mini Leagues are run, where Managers’ teams are ranked against each other based on points they accumulate across the duration of the league.

                     Head to Head is where two Managers of a Mini League play against each other (the ‘fixture’ selected randomly in rotation by the Promoters) based upon Classic standard scoring. The winner is awarded three points in the fixture, the loser no points, and each Manager is awarded one point in the event of a draw (when both Managers score the same number of standard points).

                     If there is an odd number of Managers belonging to a Head to Head Mini League then the remaining Manager that Game Week will receive a bye and be awarded one point. The fixtures are randomly generated and depending on the amount of teams in your league, each team may receive an uneven number of byes.

7.4 CREATING CLASSIC COMPETITION, SEASON LONG MINI LEAGUES

The following rules apply:

                     There is no limit to the number of Mini Leagues a Chairman can create.

                     There is no limit to the number of Mini Leagues a Manager can join.

                     A Chairman can create a Mini League up until the start of the last Game Week of the season.

                     A Manager can enter up to five teams in any Mini League

The Mini League finishing date is after the final Eligible Match of the season, usually the Champions League Final scheduled for 3 June 2017.

If you become a Mini League Chairman you will need to set the:

                     Mini League name: The rules regarding suitability of Mini League names are the same as those for individual teams in the Game.

                     Mini League start round:This has to be the start of a particular Game Week and can be any Game Week from Game Week 1 up until the penultimate Game Week of the season ­ Game Week 38.

                     Mini League format: Standard or Head to Head as described above

                     Mini League privacy setting:Public or Private as described above.

                     Maximum number of team entries into your Mini League: If it’s a Private Cash League, the maximum number for Mini Leagues is determined by the Entry Stake. The maximum payout is £5,000 so if your Entry Stake is £50 per team then the maximum team League size is 100, if the Entry Stake is £25 then the maximum is 200. Where the Mini League is a Head to Head league the maximum number of teams is 40 due to the number of weeks in the season.

If the Mini League is a Cash Mini League then the Chairman will also need to set:

-The Entry Stake for each Manager who joins the Mini League:Entry stakes can be £5, £10, £15, £20, £25, £30, £35, £40, £45 or £50.

– How the prizes of the league are to be distributed:There are three options:

                     Winner takes all: The winners takes 100%

                     Top two positions: The winner takes 80% and the second takes the remaining 20%

                     Top three positions: The winner takes 70%, the second takes 20% and the third takes the remaining 10%.

If the number of entrants in the league is less than the prize distribution (e.g. there are two entrants, but the prize distribution is set to ‘Top three positions’) then the prize distribution will default to the ‘Winner takes all’.

Note that in order to create a Cash Mini League, a Chairman must first pay to enter their own team into the League for the League to start.

7.5 JOINING OR LEAVING A CLASSIC COMPETITION, SEASON LONG MINI LEAGUE

Any Manager once successfully registered may join a Public Mini League without any invitation. They can do so via the search facility available on the site. No PIN is necessary.

To join a Private Mini League you will need to be invited by the Chairman and be issued with the unique PIN of that Mini League.

Due to gambling licence laws, you will not be able to enter or create a Cash Mini League if based in the Republic of Ireland.

The following rules apply to removal of Managers from Mini Leagues:

                     A Chairman is allowed to remove a Manager, and a Chairman and Manager may remove themselves from a Free Mini Leaguebefore scoring in the league has started.

                     A Chairman cannot remove another Manager, and a Manager may not remove themselves from a Free Mini Leagueafter scoring in that league has started. This is not allowed as it will affect the league set up and scoring structure.

                     A Manager or Chairman cannot remove themselves or other Managers from Cash Mini Leagues once entered, before and after scoring has started. All entries into Cash Mini Leagues are non reversible and no refunds of Entry Stakes will be made.

If for any reason the Promoters decide to terminate a Cash League or Leagues at any point in the season then all Entry Stakes for all Managers in that Cash League will be refunded into the bank account linked to the credit or debit card you used to make your payment to enter that Cash League. (See 11.1)

The Promoters reserve the right to close entry to a Mini League or Leagues at any point in the season.

7.6 WEEKLY COMPETITION MINI LEAGUES

The following rules apply for Weekly Leagues:

                     There is only one type of format available within a Weekly Mini League and that is Head to Head.

                     Managers can only create Free Mini Leagues ­ there are no Cash Mini Leagues in the Weekly Competition.

                     Scoring starts in the Game Week chosen by the Chairman.

                     The maximum number of entries a Manager can have in any one Weekly Mini League is one.

                     A Chairman can create a Mini League up until the start of the second to last Game Week of the season.

                     There is a Mini League finishing date; after the final Eligible Match of the season, usually the Champions League Final scheduled for 3 June 2017.

PART 8. THE WEEKLY COMPETITION

                     As well as our Classic Competition format, there is also our new Weekender Competition.

                     Here Managers have to pick a team of just seven players without any limit on their total value or the Premier clubs they belong to.

                     The Weekender Competition runs over eligible matches taking place on Saturday and Sunday only each Game Weekend from  15 October 2016 through to May 2017 excluding International weeks and others at the Promoter’s discretion. There are not Game Weekends every weekend. Please refer to the site for actual Game Weekends.

                     Entry opens every Monday at the start of a Game Week at 09:00.01 and closes at kick off of the first Eligible Match of the Weekend.

Your Weekly team must consist of SEVEN eligible players with;

                     A goalkeeper

                     Two defenders

                     Two midfielders

                     Two strikers

                     There is no budget to work to. You may select any value of player regardless of their stated value for that Game Weekend

                     There is no limit to the number of eligible players from one club if you wish in any Game Weekend you can choose all seven players from your favourite club.

                     Each week you enter you can choose a different set of eligible players for your team or create a brand new team. Each weekend your team score will be set back to zero.

                     As the Promoters may introduce new Eligible Players at any time in the season it is the responsibility of the entrant to ensure that their selections are from the complete list of Eligible players each week.

                     Rules for Team names are as for the Classic Competition.

                     Managers are able to edit their team line once scoring has been completed on Sunday night and up until kick off of the first Eligible Match of the next Game Weekend. All teams are locked for the weekend until scoring is complete.

                     Scoring of Eligible Players in all Weekender Competitions will be as that for the Classic Competition.

Normally there are nine or 10 Eligible matches that take place on a Saturday or Sunday. If there are less than six Eligible matches that occur on these days, either through postponement or abandonment of fixtures or lack of fixtures due to Cup activity then that Weekly League Competition will be void and all entry fees made will be transferred to an equivalent entry into the following Game Week Weekly Competition. It is up to the entrant to choose any new Eligible Players for their entries in that competition.

If an Eligible Player does not participate for any reason in the scheduled Eligible Matches in any Weekender League competition then he will score zero points.

8.1 £10K WEEKENDER LEAGUE

This is a paid ­for competition with entry at £2 per team per week for five weeks with a total Prize Pot of £50,000 across the Game Weeks indicated in Part 2.2 and a maximum of five entries per Manager a week.

8.2 £21K WEEKLY LEAGUE

This is a free and paid-for competition.

The free aspect gives each eligible manager one free entry each applicable Game Week in the Competition with a single prize of £1,000 to the winner.

The paid-for aspect has an entry at £2 per team per week for 14 weeks with a total Prize Pot of £280,000 across the Game Weeks indicated in Part 2.2 and a maximum of ten entries per Manager a week.

8.3 £32K WEEKLY LEAGUE

This is a free and paid-for competition.

The free aspect gives each eligible manager one free entry each applicable Game Week in the Competition with a single prize of £2,000 to the winner.

The paid-for aspect has an entry at £2 per team per week for five weeks with a total Prize Pot of £150,000 across the Game Weeks indicated in Part 2.2 and a maximum of five ten entries per Manager a week.

PART 9. PAID FOR LEAGUE PRIZES

For a Manager to win any prize their team(s) must be entered into one of the Promoter Leagues or Cash Mini Leagues. They have to pay the necessary entry fee in the appropriate time entry is open and have their entry confirmed. No Free teams can win a prize.

Prize distribution is as follows:

THE £250K SEASON LEAGUE

Prize position Prize money
1 £200,000
2 £25,000
3 £10,000
4 £7,000
5 £6,000
6 £5,000
7 £4,000
8 £3,000
9 £2,000
10 £1,000
11 to 100 inc £50 each = £4,500
PRIZE TOTAL POOL £267,500

Entrants’ point scoring each Game Week is accumulated as the competition runs. The £250K Season League winners are determined by the verified positions in this leaderboard created by these accumulated points. The maximum number of entries a Manager may make is 10. The maximum number of prizes a Manager may win is 10.

If two or more entrants share a place in the top 10 positions then the relevant Total Prize Pool of the tied entrants will be shared equally between the tied entrants.

For example, if there are two teams tied for third place, the prize allocated to each tied entrant will be made up of the prize for third and fourth added together, then divided by two. If the number of tied entrants for a prize extend beyond the final position for that prize then the prizes will be awarded according to the time and date of entry of the eligible entrant in order of the earliest entry down to the final position for that prize. Tied entrants past the final position for that prize according to this ranking process will not receive a prize.

THE £30K LATECOMERS LEAGUE

Prize position Prize money
1 £15,000
2 £5,000
3 £4,000
4 £2,000
5 £1,000
6 £800
7 £600
8 £300
9 £200
10 £100
11 to 100 inc £25 each = £2,250
PRIZE TOTAL POOL £31,250

Entrants’ point scoring each Game Week is accumulated as the competition runs. The £30K Season League winners are determined by the verified positions in this leaderboard created by these accumulated points. The maximum number of entries a Manager may make is 10. The maximum number of prizes a Manager may win is 10.

If two or more entrants share a place in the top 10 positions then the relevant Total Prize Pool of the tied entrants will be shared equally between the tied entrants, as outlined for the £250k Season League above.

THE £15K and £25k MONTHLY LEAGUES

For each of the two Monthly Leagues of August and September 2016 a monthly prize pot will be distributed as follows

Prize position Prize money
1 £10,000
2 £2,000
3 £1,000
4 £500
5 £400
6 £300
7 £200
8 £150
9 £100
10 £100
11 to 50 inc £25 each = £1,000
PRIZE TOTAL POOL £15,750

The £15k Monthly League winners are determined by the verified positions in this leaderboard created by these accumulated points. The maximum number of entries a Manager may make is 10 in any one month. The maximum number of prizes a Manager may win is 10 in any one month.

If two or more entrants share a place in the top 10 positions then the relevant Total Prize Pool of the tied entrants will be shared equally between the tied entrants, as outlined for the £250k Season League above.

For the October and November Monthly Leagues the prize pot will be distributed as follows

Prize position Prize money
1 £20,000
2 £2,000
3 £1,000
4 £500
5 £400
6 £300
7 £200
8 £200
9 £200
10 £200
PRIZE TOTAL POOL £25,000

The 25k Monthly League winners are determined by the verified positions in this leaderboard created by these accumulated points. The maximum number of entries a Manager may make is 10 in any one month. The maximum number of prizes a Manager may win is 10 in any one month.

If two or more entrants share a place in the top 10 positions then the relevant Total Prize Pool of the tied entrants will be shared equally between the tied entrants, as outlined for the 250k Season League above.

THE £10K WEEKLY LEAGUES

For GAME WEEKS:

  •  GW 8 with matches played 15/16 October 2016
  •  GW 9 with matches played 22/23 October 2016
  •  GW 10 with matches played 29/30 October 2016
  •  GW 11 with matches played 5/6 November 2016
  •  GW 12 with matches played 19/20 November 2016
A Weekly prize pot will be distributed as follows for paid for entries:
Prize position  Prize money
1 £5,000
2 £2,000
3 £1,000
4 £750
5 £400
6 £300
7 £200
8 £150
9 £100
10 £100
PRIZE TOTAL £10,000 each week

TOTAL PRIZE POOL £50,000

THE £21K WEEKLY LEAGUES

For GAME WEEKS:

  •  GW 13 with matches played 26/27 November 20166
  •  GW 14 with matches played 3/4 December 2016
  •  GW 15 with matches played 10/11 December 2016
  •  GW 16 with matches played 17/18 December 2016
  • GW 18 with matches played 31 December 2016/1 January 2017
  •  GW 19 with FA Cup matches played 7/8 January 2017
  •  GW 20 with matches played 14/15 January 2017
  •  GW 21 with matches played 21/22 January 2017

A Weekly prize pot will be distributed as follows for paid for entries:

Prize position  Prize money
1 £10,000
2 £5,000
3 £2,500
4 £1,000
5 £500
6 £300
7 £250
8 £150
9 £150
10 £150

Free entry

A prize of £1,000 will go to the manager submitting the highest score from the free entries made in each week of the Competition

PRIZE TOTAL £10,000 each week

TOTAL PRIZE POT £168,000 with further Game Weeks to be announced in 2017

NOTE: 

GW 17 commencing Monday 19 December there is no Weekender Game.

Any £2 entries made in Game Week 16 after the 12.30 kick off between Crystal Palace and Chelsea on 17 December and before the start of Game Week 19 on Monday 2 January will be held over for the Weekender Game for Game Week 19.

Free entry

A prize of £1,000 will go to the manager submitting the highest score from the free entries made in each week of the Competition

THE £32K WEEKLY LEAGUES

The Game Weeks for these will be announced at the end of January 2017 with the prize distribution stated at the same time.

Entrants’ point scoring from Eligible Matches played from on Saturday and Sunday of a Game Weekend. The Weekender League winners are determined by the verified positions in the appropriate leaderboard created by these accumulated points. With a maximum of ten teams per entrant per week you can win a maximum of ten prizes per week.

If two or more entrants share a place in the top 10 positions then the relevant Total Prize Pool of the tied entrants will be decided by the time of the earliest entry in that particular Game Week.

PART 10. EXISTING CLUB DREAM TEAM SUBSCRIBERS

10.1 GENERAL

If you are one of the many existing paying Club Dream Team subscribers then there is a collection of Game entitlements and functions that you will have access to at no additional cost.

When you first register for the Game you will be made aware of what these benefits are and what you have to do to take advantage of them:

                     One free team entry into the £250k Season League (worth £2)

                     One free team entry into each of the £10k and £25k Monthly: four entries from August to November (worth £8)

                     One free paid-for entry in the Weekender Competition from Game Week 16 (worth £38) together with a free entry each Game Week of the Competition from Game Week 15

Full free monthly access to Fantasy Coach (costs £9.99 for the season once available)

                     Free access to the Sun Classic App (costs £4.99 a month)

In order to be eligible to win prizes with your free team entries in both the £250k Season and £25k Monthly Leagues you need to be an active Club Dream Team Subscriber at point of League entry.

10.2 CANCELLING CLUB DREAM TEAM SUBSCRIPTION

You can cancel your Club Dream Team Subscription at any time by simply following the cancellation instructions in your My Account area.

If you cancel your Club Dream Team Subscription you will lose all Club Dream Team Subscriber benefits set out in Clause 10.1 above.

If you cancel your Club Dream Team Subscription, you will not be entitled to a refund. If you would like to cancel, you can do so by following the cancellation instructions in your My Account area, however you must cancel at least 7 days before your next billing date, otherwise you will be required to make your next bill payment and your Club Dream Team Subscription will continue until the end of the next billing period.

Alternatively, you may email dtgeneral@dreamteamfc.comfrom your registered email address, telling us you’d like to cancel or including the completed form below and we will contact you regarding your request

Optional Model Cancellation Form;

To: Customer Services, Dream Team Fantasy Football

Tel no: [insert your telephone number]

Subject: I give notice that I cancel my Club Dream Team Subscription contract Purchased on: [insert start date of Club Dream Team Subscription]

CPN number: [insert your customer reference number found on your welcome email] Your full name: [insert your full name]

Your address: [insert your full address]

Date: [insert the date of this notice]

10.3 CHANGES TO CLUB DREAM TEAM SUBSCRIPTION

We reserve the right to change the Club Dream Team Subscription price and/or benefits with 30 days’ notice and affected Club Dream Team Subscribers may terminate their Club Dream Team Subscription within this notice period. This process does not affect the process for general changes to the Game Rules as set out in Clause 15.2 of the Game Rules. The Promoter will let you know which process is being used (i.e. either the process set out in this Clause 10.3 or Clause 15.2) when a change is being made.

10.4 TERMINATION OF CLUB DREAM TEAM SUBSCRIPTION BY THE PROMOTER

We may also at any time and at our sole discretion terminate your Club Dream Team Subscription with us on reasonable notice, as determined by us, and upon no notice where we believe that we have serious grounds to terminate (for example, for non­payment or breach of these Game Rules) or where the Promoter wishes to discontinue Club Dream Team.

PART 11 PRIZE AND CASH MINI LEAGUE PAYMENT

11.1 PRIZE PAYMENTS TO WINNERS

For the winners of the Free entry in the Weekender Competitions winnings will be paid by BACS transfer to your account once ID and verification checks have been made and we have deatails of your account.

For each verified prize winner in any paid Dream Team League the winning payment will be automatically credited into the bank account linked to the credit or debit card you used to make your payment to enter that League.

Winnings will be paid out without you needing to make a claim and will be made within 14 days from the scoring completing in the particular competition you have won a prize in.

Once payments have been sent to your bank account, the Promoter is unable to withdraw or transfer funds to a different account.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you use a valid credit or debit card to pay to enter leagues that you would like prize funds to be paid back out too.

If you are a Club Dream Team Subscriber and you did not pay to enter the League you have won a prize in, or if the amount of your verified winnings is greater than £5,000 then we will contact you via email to explain that you have won a prize, and ask you to contact us and give us further details so we can arrange another method of payment.

If the attempted prize payment to you fails for any reason such as there is an issue with your card, it has expired, or the transaction is not accepted by the issuing bank then we will also attempt to contact you by the mobile number and/or email address you have given when registering for the Game or updated by you subsequently, and arrange appropriate payment to you.

We reserve the right to suspend the payment of winnings in the event of the occurrence of an event outside our control which might include: network failures, malfunctions to our systems, war, terrorist activity, riots, malicious damage, fire, flood, storm, nuclear accident or compliance with any new law or governmental order, rule, regulation or direction. We will pay you any winnings due to you as soon as the relevant event outside our control allows us to.

If there is a need and we cannot contact you for any reason the Promoter reserves the right to forfeit your prize and allocate it to another entrant. If any winner is later found to be ineligible to win any prize for any reason, then the winner must return prize money back to the Promoter within 14 days of its request. If the Promoter has not yet paid such a prize then it will be forfeited and no winnings will be payable to the ineligible entrant under any circumstances. All amounts will be paid in British Pounds Sterling. If your bank account is in a different currency (e.g. Euros) the prize amount may differ to the amount stated due to the then current conversion rate offered by your bank and may be subject to conversion fees (these are both outside of the control of the Promoter and the Promoter cannot be held responsible for any discrepancies or fees).

11.2 PAYMENT TO CASH MINI LEAGUE WINNERS

Please note that the Promoter takes no fee (or ‘rake) for administering Cash Mini Leagues, however the prize pool may fluctuate in the following exceptional circumstances;

                     A Manager fails Account Verification (see Part 3.6) and has their entry funds refunded and team(s) voided from any paid leagues

                     A Manager breaks competition rules and is therefore removed from the competition and has their team(s) voided from any Cash Mini Leagues

Winning payouts will be as outlined in 11.1, and will be automatically credited into the bank account linked to the credit or debit card you used to make your payment to enter that League.

11.3 CASH MINI LEAGUE TIE BREAK

If two or more entrants share a place in the pay­out positions then the relevant Total Prize Pool of the tied entrants will be shared equally between the tied entrants. For example, if there are two or more teams tied for first place, the prize allocated to each tied entrant will be made up as follows:

                     Winner takes all option: The total prize pool for that Cash Mini League will be divided between the tied Managers

                     Top two positions: The winner takes 80% and the second takes the remaining 20% The total prize pool for that Cash Mini League will be divided between the tied Managers

                     Top three positions: The winner takes 70%, the second takes 20% and the third takes the remaining 10%

If there are two tied Managers for first place then 90% of the Mini League prize pot will be split equally between them and the remaining 10% will go to the third placed Member (or split equally between them if there are more than one). If there are three or more tied Managers then the total prize pool for that Cash Mini League will be divided between the tied Managers.

11.3 WINNERS’ DETAILS

All winners’ names will be available upon request during the Season and for six months following the final Eligible Match. To obtain winners’ names please contact us by sending a stamped addressed envelope to the Sun Fantasy Games Dept. 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF marked ‘Dream Team 2015­2016 Winners’. Entrants consent to the use of their name and general location for these purposes.

11.4 PUBLICITY

By entering the Game, any subsequent prize winners agree to allow the free use of their names, photographs and general locations for publicity and news purposes during this and future promotions by the Promoter, NGN or any associated or subsidiary company of News Corp UK & Ireland Limited.

PART 12. THE DREAM TEAM FANTASY MATCH CENTRE

As part of our service to Managers we offer a live match centre showing the number of points obtained during a match by your Eligible Players. This service is as an indication only and does not constitute the verified points obtained by your team(s)

PART 13. FANTASY COACH

This season we’re offering Managers the chance to subscribe to a new content package, including statistical information, analysis, prediction applications and other services that we provide relating to the Game. Fantasy Coach can only be accessed and used by Managers who have subscribed to or purchased the Fantasy Coach product via our Website or App.

Fantasy Coach will be available in two packages:

Monthly subscription:

                     A two week free trial, which automatically rolls into a monthly billed subscription of £1.99 per month.

                     You will be asked to enter your payment details when you first subscribe and unless you cancel, you will be billed two weeks later. This date will be your billing date, and you will be billed on this date every month, unless you cancel.

                     You can cancel your subscription at any time online by visiting the Fantasy Coach subscription section in the Settings area of our Website or App (or you can use the model cancellation form found at Clause 10.2).

                     Your cancellation will be effective on and from your next billing date.

A Season pass:

                     This is billed in a one­ off, up­front payment of £9.99 for the 10 month season.

                     Your access will automatically expire at the end of the season in June 2017. You do not need to cancel anything.

                     If you choose to cancel your Fantasy Coach Season pass purchase after signing up, your access will immediately cease and your one­ off payment of £9.99 will not be refunded.

In subscribing to or purchasing Fantasy Coach, you choose to accept the following terms:

                     This is an instant access service; your digital access will start immediately on confirmation of your subscription order.

                     You recognise and accept that you will not be entitled to any pro­rata or other type of refund of the subscription charges if the period between the date of the last payment of a monthly subscription and the time you cancel your subscription is less than one month.

                     You will be restricted to a maximum of one free trial of the Fantasy Coach service unless otherwise specified by us.

                     Fantasy Coach content may vary from time to time ­ and we may change these terms to remain compliant with relevant laws and regulations. If we make any important changes to the Fantasy Coach terms we will notify you and make it clear what changes are made. You acknowledge and accept that you consent to us notifying you of any changes to our terms via electronic form (e.g. email).

                     Your use of the Fantasy Coach is solely for personal, household or domestic use and not for sub­licensing, resale or any other purpose. You cannot share access to Fantasy Coach or Fantasy Coach information with any third parties. You will not make duplicates or copies, electronic, printed or otherwise of the Fantasy Coach content for any other purposes or use.

                     You will keep your password and Account details secure.

                     We reserve the right to accept your application to use the Fantasy Coach at our sole discretion. If we suspect that you are or you are found to be abusing the terms of this offer, we have the right to suspend and/or terminate your subscription and/or offer agreement with us and/or access to Fantasy Coach.

                     If payments are not paid by the due date, we may at our sole discretion suspend your access and use of Fantasy Coach until your payments are paid in full.

                     The Promoter provides Fantasy Coach ‘as­ is’ and does not make any promises as to the the quality of the information provided. The Promoter does not promise that Fantasy Coach will enhance your chance of winning any prizes. You rely on the Fantasy Coach and the information provided at your own risk and option.

                     We reserve the right to change the Fantasy Coach price and/or benefits with 30 days’ notice and affected Fantasy Coach Subscribers may terminate their Fantasy Coach subscription within this notice period. This process does not affect the process for general changes to the Game Rules as set out in Clause 15.2 of the Game Rules. The Promoter will let you know which process is being used (i.e. either the process set out in this Clause 13 or Clause 15.2) when a change is being made

                     We may also at any time and at our sole discretion terminate your Fantasy Coach subscription with us on reasonable notice, as determined by us, and upon no notice where we believe that we have serious grounds to terminate (for example, for non­payment or breach of these Game Rules) or where the Promoter wishes to discontinue Fantasy Coach.

PART 14. SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

14.1 CUSTOMER SERVICES AND INDEPENDENT DISPUTE RESOLUTION

If you have a complaint about the Game please:Contact us using the Contact Us form on our Website or App; ­ Tweet us at @DTcustsupport

­Write to us at News Promotions Limited, Customer Liaison ­ Dream Team, 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF providing details of your complaint and your contact information

In each case providing the details of your complaint and your contact information. We will always do our very best to help resolve your complaint as quickly as possible.

If our customer services team cannot resolve your complaint within 14 days then your complaint will be escalated for review by the Head of Gaming. If the matter still cannot be resolved within a further 14 days then it will be referred to the General Manager of Dream Team. The General Manager of Dream Team will provide their decision within a further 14 days. If you are still unhappy with the final decision then you may refer the dispute to IBAS, an independent third party adjudicator in accordance with the instructions below. If you wish to do so you must ask the Promoter for an IBAS reference number in order to refer your complaint to IBAS.

If we are not able to resolve your complaint (in accordance with the procedure above) then you may escalate your complaint for review by IBAS provided that you have obtained an IBAS customer reference number from us. You can contact IBAS using the contact information provided on their website at: http://www.ibas­uk.com/. IBAS only rules on complaints about betting and gaming transactions and do not rule on any complaints relating to service related problems or an existing Club Dream Team or Fantasy Coach subscription. If you issue court proceedings regarding a dispute, then we reserve the right to stay those proceedings pending determination by IBAS.

14.2 REGULATORY INFORMATION

The Promoter is licensed and regulated by the Gambling Commission of Great Britain (licence number: 000­001742­R­104050­009). The up to date status of the Promoter’s licence can be viewed at the Gambling Commission’s website (www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk). The Promoter is a responsible operator and takes its regulatory requirements, including age verification and social responsibility very seriously.

Subject to Data Protection law, we may need to disclose information relating to you and/or the Game (which may include information provided by you to us) to the Gambling Commission of Great Britain or any other regulatory authorities in order to comply with the Promoter’s regulatory obligations.

14.3 PROTECTION OF CUSTOMER FUNDS STATEMENT

The Promoter is a wholly owned subsidiary of News Corp UK & Ireland Limited. News Corp UK & Ireland Limited is a major publishing company, and its subsidiary companies publish titles including The Sun newspaper. The prize pool for the Games and customer funds for Cash Mini League entries are each held in a separate bank account to the Promoter’s bank account to ensure that the Promoter complies with the UK Gambling Commission’s requirements on separation of ‘customer funds’. Even though these funds are separated there is still a risk that they are not payable in the event of insolvency of the Promoter. This protection meets the “basic” rating standard in accordance with the ratings system set out by the Gambling Commission of Great Britain.

14.4 RESPONSIBLE GAMBLING

If you believe that your gambling is becoming a problem or getting out of control you can either request a ‘time­out’ period (see paragraph 14.5 below) or ‘self­ exclusion’ period (see paragraph 14.6 below). Please also visit the following link for more information about where you can get help https://www.dreamteamfc.com/g/#account/resp-gaming-info.

14.5 TIME­OUT PERIODS

You may request a time­out period for a period of 24 hours, one week, one month or six weeks by visiting the Responsible Gambling section of the product, or emailing us at DTselfexclude@thesun.co.uk. You will not be able to access or reopen your Account until the end of the requested time­out period. At the end of the time­out period we will reopen your Account only if you contact us to confirm that you would like us to reopen your Account.

14.6 SELF­ EXCLUSION FROM GAMBLING


You may request to be self­ excluded for a period decided by you between six months and five years by visiting the Responsible Gambling section of the product, or emailing us at DTselfexclude@thesun.co.uk. If a specific period is not given, we will exclude you for the minimum period of six months.

If you self­ exclude we will suspend your Account (on all platforms including but not limited to the Website(s) and App(s)) and take reasonable steps to stop you from opening new Accounts with us during the selected period.

You will be eligible to win prizes in any leagues you’ve entered into (but you will not be able to access your Account during the self­ exclusion period).

If you self­ exclude we cannot reopen your Account, and you must not attempt to reopen your Account, until the end of the self­exclusion period under any circumstances. At the end of the self exclusion period we will reopen your Account only if you contact us to confirm that you would like us to do so, after a 24 hour period has expired.

If you choose to self­ exclude from the Games then we thoroughly recommend that you also contact the operators of all other gambling products that you use in order to self­ exclude from those products.

If you contact us to self­ exclude from the Games then we will provide you with the details of our partner websites so that you can self­ exclude from them. If you contact us to self­ exclude from the Games then we will provide you with the details of our partner websites so that you can self ­exclude from them. The operators of our partner products are as follows:

(i) Sun Play operated by Nektan (Gibraltar) Limited; and (ii) Sun Bingo and Fabulous Bingo both operated by Entertaining Play Limited.

As an additional safeguard, we recommend that if you self­exclude that you also consider using a filtering solution to prevent access to gambling. (For example only: www.netnanny.com;www.cybersitter.com.These are examples and we do not endorse any specific solution. Please note, there may be a charge made by the provider of the solution, and the solution will be subject to its own terms and conditions.)

14.7 PLAYER SPENDING LIMITS

You can set a spending limit on the amount that you can spend on Dream Team Games or Mini Leagues by visiting the Responsible Gambling section of the product.

PART 15. LEGAL

15.1 ­ GENERAL

You are responsible for all activities and payments that occur under your Account. Any winnings or losses under your Account will be yours (except for any winnings that are deemed void or forfeited by the Promoter).

You must manage your own Account and entries. If we suspect that a third party is using your Account we may disqualify you or your entry/entries from the Game and you will not be eligible to win or collect any prizes.

No automated process of any kind may be used in any way to facilitate any element of Game entry, transfers, or administration.

Where there is any evidence, in the sole opinion of the Promoter, that a group of individuals or organizations combine or make a joint effort significantly to win any prize could result in all, or some, entries being declared void in accordance with these Game Rules.

Any activity of any kind which is deemed by the Promoter, in our sole opinion, not to be in the spirit of the Game or which gives any unfair advantage could result in all, or some, entries being declared void by the Promoter.

The Promoter reserves the right, at any time, to close off Game entry, via some or all of the Website and/or App, either temporarily or permanently, without prior warning.

If an entrant is in breach of any of these Game Rules and those on the Websites the Promoter reserves the right to exclude such entrant from the Game and/or to declare any or all of such entrant’s entries void without notice. For the avoidance of doubt, void entries cannot win any prizes.If such invalidated prizes have already been paid out then you must immediately repay the full amount of that prize to us.

If you breach the Game Rules or suspected by us of committing any fraudulent or illegal activity you will be disqualified from the Game and not eligible to win or collect any prizes. Subject to your statutory rights, you will not be entitled to any refunds for League entries and Club Dream Team or Fantasy Coach subscription payments, or any amounts held in your Account.

You agree that no chargebacks will be made relating to your Account without our consent. In the event of any chargebacks occurring, you agree to indemnify us and hold us harmless against any costs, claims, damages and expenses arising in connection and to refund and compensate us for any losses we would otherwise incur including any expenses incurred by us in the process of recovering such amounts.

In respect of the operation of the Game and interpretation of these Game Rules, our decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into unless you instigate the complaints procedure set out above in paragraph 14.1.

The Game Rules and any document expressly referred to in them and any guidelines or rules posted on our Website/App represent the entire agreement between you and us in relation to the subject matter of the Game Rules and supersede any prior agreement, understanding or arrangement between us, whether spoken or in writing.

If there is any inconsistency between the advertising/promotional copy related to the Game and these Game Rules then the Game Rules will apply.

The Game Rules will be interpreted in accordance with English law and subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

If there is any error with the point scoring or any other information provided in connection with the Game then we may correct such error at any time and will not be liable for that error and may withhold, reclaim or invalidate prizes.

There are no alternatives to the prizes stated and the prizes are not transferable and no part or parts of any prize may be substituted for other benefits, items or additions.

15.2 CHANGES TO THE GAME RULES AND NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES

We reserve the right to amend and/or waive all or part of these Game Rules at any time and you agree that no liability shall attach to us as a result of those changes. This process does not affect the process for changes to existing Club Dream Team subscription as set out in Clause 10.3 or Fantasy Coach subscription as set out in Clause 13. The Promoter will let you know which process is being used.

The Promoter’s gambling operating licence requires it to notify you if it makes changes to these Game Rules. When the Promoter makes changes to these Game Rules it will post a notice on the Website and/or App. If you do not agree to those changes, please do not continue to use the Website and/or App. Your continued use of the Website and/or App constitutes on­going acceptance of these Game Rules and the documents referred to in these Game Rules as they are updated from time to time.

15.3 TRADEMARK AND COPYRIGHT STATEMENTS

The trademarks “The Sun”, “Sun”, “Dream Team” (in relation to fantasy games), “Club Dream Team”, “Dream Team Classic” and “Dream Team Weekly” and logos are owned by NGN.

Copyright in the Game, the game mechanics, scoring system, any graphics or text comprising of or used in the Game, these Game Rules, and any other Intellectual Property Rights associated with the Game are the sole property of NGN.

You may print off one copy of the Game Rules for your personal reference with regards to playing the Game. Except as may be necessary to play the Game in accordance with the Game Rules, no other Intellectual Property relating to the Game may be reproduced or transmitted in any form without our prior written consent.

15.4 DISCLAIMER

The Services are provided without any warranties or guarantees of any kind. We will always aim to provide you with the best service we can but all information provided in relation to the Services is provided ‘as­is’ and we do not guarantee the accuracy of such information. We will not be liable for any error(s) and may withhold or invalidate prizes if there has been any error or errors.

If there is any error with the point scoring or any other information provided in connection with the Game then we may correct such error at any time and will not be liable for that error and may withhold or invalidate prizes and if such invalidated prizes have already been paid out then you must immediately repay the full amount of that prize to us.

To the extent permissible by law, we are not responsible for any loss or damage resulting from use of the Services or from any content posted on or through the Services. Your sole and only remedy for any problems, issues or concerns with the Services is to stop using such Services.

Some of the information provided by us is supplied to us by our third party partners. We have no control over third party content and are unable to guarantee the accuracy of such third party content. You agree that you access any content at your own risk. Before relying on any information, whether it is from the partner or from its third party partners, we advise you to verify the accuracy of such information.

The paid for gambling aspects of the game are only available to residents of the UK and Republic of Ireland.

The availability of the Services does not constitute an offer, solicitation or invitation by us for the use of the Services in any jurisdictions in which such activities are prohibited by law. Under no circumstances will we be liable for any breach of state or country law that may occur as a result of your usage of the Services.

Whilst we will do our best to ensure that the Services are fully operational at all times, we are not responsible for and shall not be liable to you for any problems or temporary interruptions in using the Services arising from any factors outside of our control (e.g. including but not limited to technical problems from traffic congestion on the internet, or storms) or for any problems arising from participating in or from downloading third party content. In any such event the Promoter reserves the right to take any action at its sole discretion including but not limited to postponing, amending or abandoning matches, events, scoring or any other element of the Games without notice.

We and our subsidiary, associated and affiliated companies do not accept liability for lost, corrupted, damaged, unclear, inaudible, delayed or otherwise invalid entries. Proof of calling or sending or transmission of an entry shall not be proof of receipt or acceptance of an entry. We and our subsidiary, associated and affiliated companies do not accept liability for technical, hardware or software failures of any kind or lost or unavailable network conditions which may limit or prohibit the opportunity to participate in the Game.

15.5 LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

We do not exclude or limit any liability for death or personal injury arising from the negligence or wilful default of us, our servants, agents or sub­contractors or for fraud, or any other liability the exclusion or limitation of which is expressly prohibited by law.

Subject to the first part of this paragraph 15.5, we will not be liable to an entrant for an amount in excess of the value of the prize which is the subject of any claim or complaint under any circumstances. For all other claims and complaints made by an entrant our liability to that entrant shall not exceed £100 in aggregate under any circumstances.

Subject to the first part of this paragraph 15.5, we shall not be liable to an entrant or any third party for loss of profits, loss of contracts, loss of anticipated savings, data, goodwill and revenue or any other indirect or consequential loss, whether arising from breach of contract, negligence or howsoever arising. We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by us, our staff, employees or agents in circumstances where (i) they are not at fault for errors or inaccuracies, or (ii) the loss or damage is not foreseeable to the entrant and us, or (iii) the loss or damage is a business loss or the losses were caused in the course of business, including losses relating to lost data, lost profits or business interruption.

15.6 FRAUD

We will not tolerate fraudulent activity or cheating. If we consider that you have used the Services in an unfair manner or have deliberately taken unfair advantage of any fault, loophole or error, attempted to defraud us, including (but not limited to) payment fraud, or if we suspect you of fraudulent payment, including use of stolen debit/credit cards, collusion, cheating, providing false registration data or any other fraudulent activity (including but not limited to money laundering), we reserve the right to suspend and/or close your Account, withhold any or all winnings and share information (together with your identity) with the police and other fraud prevention agencies. If any such invalidated prizes have already been paid out then you must immediately repay the full amount of that prize to us.

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