Terms & Conditions


Premier Tipster Ltd Terms & Conditions and Game Rules.

1. The Games

The Goalstradamus & Premier Goalstradamus 2013/14 competitions will run from 17th August 2013 to 11th May 2014. Mini Goalstradamus is free version of Goalstradamus and will consist of the same rounds as the Goalstradamus and Premier Goalstradamus. Accumul8 is a weekly game, again, start dates will be displayed on the homepage. All games will be played online via the website www.PremierTipster.com.

2. Entry Qualification

The game is only open to those aged 18 years or over at the time of registration if there is an entry fee (there is no age limit for free to play game) and is open to any eligible person residing in a country where the Game is not prohibited or otherwise unlawful. Subject to this condition there are no import, export restrictions related to this service.Failure to observe these requirements will mean that any winning entry is invalid and all winnings will be forfeited and stakes will be refunded. Employees of Premier Tipster Ltd (“The Promoter”) and the game administrators are excluded from entry.

3. Entry Mechanic

Entry to Goalstradamus, mini Goalstradamus and Accumul8 will be made via the website www.PremierTipster.com. Entry to the 2013/14 competition will cost: Goalstradamus - £20, Premier Goalstradamus - £100. Entries will be limited to 5 per player. mini Goalstradamus - FREE. Entries will be limited to 5 per player. Accumul8 - £1. Entries will be limited to 10 per player. Entrants must supply all the information requested. Entrants entering via the website will incur their own cost (if any) of time spent accessing the website. By completing an entry registration you accept; periodical reminders, alerts and updates being sent to your registered email address and that you cannot remove your email address from the database while maintaining an entry in the game.

4. Entry Selection 

Entrants must choose a unique name for each entry. The promoter reserves the right to reject any entry name that in its sole judgement is inappropriate or offensive. In such a case, the promoter reserves the right to apply another name as the promoter deems appropriate. Entrants must select one outcome from any one fixture only from the published fixture list each weekend (“round”).Entrants can only make a selection from the fixture list published on the Premier Tipster website. The point’s value indicated for their chosen outcome in any round will be the points awarded to them if they have predicted correctly in that round.

5. Mini Leagues 

Subject to these Game Terms and Conditions, once registered, Website entrants will have the option at no charge to create or join a Goalstradamus mini league. A mini league must consist of 5 or more players to compete in the league of mini leagues table. The top mini league winner will be the mini league with the highest average from the top 5 players at the end of the competition. The creation of a mini league is dependant upon successful entry into the Game. A creator of a mini league may invite other Game entrants to join that particular mini league, subject to all mini league entrants satisfying the mini league registration and entry requirements. A website entrant who has been invited to join a mini league may only join if they are in possession of a valid mini league pin number. All mini league entrants will be bound by these terms and conditions. Only members of a particular Goalstradamus mini league may view the full details of the particular Goalstradamus mini league. Overall performance statistics for each mini league will be accessible by any Goalstradamus entrant.A member of a mini league may only be removed from that mini league by the mutual consent of both the creator and that member.The decision of the directors of Premier Tipster Ltd will be final and no correspondence will be entered in to.

6. Acceptance 

Entries correctly submitted through the website will result in an acceptance message on the website containing the entry name(s) and passwords, and these details will be confirmed by e-mail to the entrant’s e-mail address supplied during registration (entrant’s will be advised to keep this e-mail).

7. SMS Update

(Play by SMS will not be available for the 13/14 season.) To register your phone to play by SMS it will cost 75p, the cost of 3 messages.To play by SMS - make a result selection -  requires two seperate messages, both charged at 25p each.The user send's their selection and receives a confirmation message. Entrants who are connected to and registered with an applicable UK cellular phone network (Vodafone, O2, T-Mobile, Orange, Virgin or 3 networks in the UK) may elect at any time to subscribe to SMS (text messaging) updates on their mobile phones summarising the performance of their weekly entry, reminder, top tips (after the cut off) or to submit weekly entry by SMS. The cost of all SMS functions will be displayed and made available to any entrant expressing a wish to use them, before they confirm their details. A game entrant may unsubscribe at anytime from the SMS alerts by updating their personal preference on the relevant page of the Game Website or by sending STOP to the relavant number. The promoter reserves the right to suspend or cancel the provision of the SMS updates without notice and for any reason. The provision of the SMS update service is subject at all times to Goalstradamus’ full Terms and Conditions.*All standard network charges apply.

8. Scoring Updates Throughout the duration of the game, the Website will host and update all leader boards. Points will be awarded to each outcome in accordance to the “How to play” rules detailed in paragraph 9 below.

9. “How to play” rules

Before commencement of the game all round dates and monthly competition dates and inclusive rounds will be published.Rounds will not be exclusively at weekends and may include matches played on Friday and/or Monday. Also in certain cases such as Bank Holidays, these may form a Round in themselves. This could result in a calendar week actually containing more than one round. In all cases relevant dates and cut off times will be notified in advance.Rounds - Each published fixture list is a “round” and thus players choose one outcome per round for Goalstradamus & mini Goalstradamus and eight for Accumul8. The number of matches included in each round will vary and is solely at the discretion of the promoter.
Points - Points are scored by correctly predicting the outcome of any of the published football matches from each round -  (Home win, away win or draw) scoring the points indicated, on the fixture list, for that particular outcome if correct.Home team- For the purpose of the game, teams displayed in the first column of the fixture list will be deemed to be the home team.90 Minutes- For the purpose of the game the result that will apply will be the result at 90 minutes plus injury time only. Extra time and penalties will not apply.Postponed games – When the re-scheduled fixture is played the outcome of the match will be applied to the round in which the fixture originally featured only.Abandoned matches - If not to be replayed the outcome as decided by the relevant association will be applied to the round in which the fixture featured.If to be replayed the outcome will apply to the round in which the fixture originally featured only.Selection- Selection must be submitted by the cut off time published with each fixture list (“round”). Once the cut off time has elapsed a selection will not be accepted.Confirming and submitting - Once a selection has been confirmed and submitted it cannot be changed. In the case of a subsequent abandonment or postponement the above rules will apply.Rankings - Accepted entries will be ranked in order of the highest points total. The accepted entry with the highest points total at the end of the game will be deemed to be the winner and so on.NOTE: Monthly games – Accepted entries will be ranked in order of the highest points total. The accepted entry with the highest points total accrued during the stated month, as specified, will be deemed to be the winner and so on. “Months” for the purpose of the game will be made up of any group of “rounds” as specified by the promoter on the website.

10. Prizes

The winning entries will be the accepted entries which have, according to the calculations of the Game judges accumulated the most points using the Game Rules.The prize pool will be 65% of all stakes for Goalstradamus, 80% of all stakes for mini Goalstradamus and 80% of all stakes for Accumul8. Once the game has started and entry is closed the prize pool will be transferred to a holding account to guarantee the funds are secure and are in place to pay winners.
If two or more accepted entries tie for a finishing position the tie breaker sequence will be applied.Tie break- In the event of a tie for any of the prize winning positions this tie break will be applied and all relevant accepted entries will be awarded a point as indicated below for each of the tie breakers numbered 1 to 6.

1.       Biggest winning sequence – points scored. 1 Point awarded
2.       Highest single score. 1 Point awarded
3.       Longest winning sequence. 1 Point awarded
4.       Most correct predictions. 1 Point awarded
5.       Most rounds at number 1 on the leader board. 1 Point awarded
6.       Most consecutive rounds at number 1 on the leader board. 1 Point awarded
7.       The first to submit and confirm prediction in the final round. 1 Point awarded

After applying tie breaks 1-6 each relevant accepted entry’s points tally will be ranked in order of the highest points total. In the case of a tie still existing the 7th tie break will be applied.In the event of a tie for the Accumul8 prize the winners will share the prize evenly.

The prize pool will be split as follows;

Goalstradamus & Premier Goalstradamus
1st Prize - TBC

2nd Prize - TBC

3rd Prize - TBC

Monthly Prizes x 9 -  £50

Accumu8
1st Prize – 80%1st Prize and 8 out of 8 – 100%If two or more entries are tied for any prize winning positions in the monthly game the 7th tiebreaker only will be applied. 

11. Contacting Winners 

All winners will be notified and sent their winnings via the contact details provided on their sign up form within 31 days of the judges’ decision and once proof of identification has been received. Winners will be announced on the website within 31 days of the end of the prize period for which their prize has been awarded. The winners agree to their photograph being taken and allow the free use of their names, photographs, general location and entry name and selections for publicity and news purposes both offline and online. The winners’ identity will be available upon request by sending a stamped addressed envelope to the Competitions Department of Premier Tipster Ltd at the address below marked “Goalstradamus Winners”.

12. Awarding Prizes 

The awarding of the prizes will take place once the competition has ended. The judges’ calculation of scores will be final and no correspondence will be entered into. The prizes are non-transferable and there are no alternative prizes. To receive any awarded prize an entrant will first have to supply proof of age, confirming that they were over 18 years of age at the date on which they registered their entry to the competition.

13. Liability 

In respect of the operation of the Game and interpretation of these Terms and Conditions, the Promoter’s decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into. The Promoter and any subsidiary, associated and affiliated companies do not accept liability or 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. The promoter and any 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. The Promoter reserves the right to amend and/or waive these Terms and Conditions or any part thereof at any time and entrants agree that no liability shall attach to Premier Tipster Ltd as a result thereof, and that the exercise of such discretion shall not result in any compensation or payment being payable or paid to any entrant. It is a condition of entry of the Game that these Terms and Conditions, How to play and rules detailed at paragraphs 9 and 10 above and the latest promotional and explanatory copy which form part of these Terms and Conditions are accepted as binding and that the entrant agrees to abide by these Terms and Conditions. If there is any inconsistency between these Terms and Conditions and any other promotional and explanatory copy, the Promoter shall be entitled in its sole discretion to determine which provisions shall prevail in order to resolve such discrepancy. The promoter reserves the right to cancel the competition, before it has commenced and offer all accepted entrants a full refund by way of cheque or transfer of their stake to a future competition.

14. Copyright 

All rights in the name “Goalstradamus” & “Accumul8” (in relation to football prediction games) and copyright in these Terms and Conditions, the game mechanics and the scoring system is the sole property of the Promoter or a subsidiary, associated or affiliated company of the Promoter. Single copies of these Terms and Conditions including “How to play” and “Rules” may be copied or printed off by each entrant solely for their use in connection with the Game, but otherwise no information or material relating to the Game may be reproduced or transmitted in any form without the prior written consent of the promoter.

15. Promoter Details 

The Promoter will make all reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy of the Game information on the Website and to update such information on a regular basis, but does not guarantee that such information will be accurate or up-to-date at all times. The Promoter of the Game is Premier Tipster Ltd. If you have any problems in accessing details about your chosen entry for a particular week or any other details regarding your entry / entries, or any general enquiries or if you have lost or forgotten your password you can contact us via the website by clicking on the “support@goalstradamus.com” link on the homepage. Please note you cannot make an entry to the game in this way.

16. Complaints 

The promoter reserves the right to investigate any complaints or disputes that it receives. Complaints can be made via the customer service phone number or by email (see contact us). The promoter's decision shall be final and binding on all complaints and will be explained by email or phone. The promoter reserves the right to suspend or refuse to accept any entry if at its sole discretion the entrant has not complied with the Game Terms and Conditions or if the entrant has in the sole view of the of the Promoter contravened the spirit of the Game. These Terms and Conditions will be interpreted in accordance with English law and the entrants agree that all claims they may have arising from their participation in the Game which may be brought against the Promoter will be under the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts. In the event of any inconsistency between these Terms and Conditions and the general terms and conditions governing the use of the Goalstradamus Website, these Terms and Conditions shall prevail.

17. Cancellation and refunds

Once you have completed registration, accepting all terms and conditions herewith you will be deemed to have entered the competition. Your entry will be confirmed by email.


18. Privacy Policy 

The following describes the information gathering and dissemination practices for the web sites operated by Premier Tipster, www.PremierTipster.com. Your registration data will be processed by Premier Tipster Ltd. Please note that this site contains links to other sites and that Premier Tipster is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such sites.In connection with the provision of its services, Premier Tipster may need to transfer data (including personal information) to other Premier Tipster companies. By using the Premier Tipster Ltd web sites you acknowledge that you have read the terms of this Privacy Policy and that you consent to the use of your personal information for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. If you do not wish to provide the personal information on the basis set out in this Privacy Policy you should not complete the personal details in the spaces provided. However, in that case, we regret that you will not be able to make any further use of the Premier Tipster web sites.

19. Policy

On completion of your registration you will receive an email from our service which will confirm your username and password within a few minutes. Please print and keep a hard copy of this. If you do not receive this within a few minutes please contact us at support@premiertipster.com. We will respond to any enquiries regarding your registration within 2 business days.

20. Security

Whenever you complete a payment you will be asked to enter your cards 3 digit cvv number (card verification value). This is for the prevention of fraudulent use of your card.Please print & retain a hard copy of the transaction receipt that will be sent to you via email.All sensitive consumer data collected on this is protected by 128 bit SSL encryption.All predictions made will have a time and date stamp within our database and is available for auditing. All predictions must have been made before the event took place.

 
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