Effective as of June 18, 2021. Last updated November 20, 2023
For the purpose of these Terms and Conditions set out below, "MLS Auctions" shall mean Major League Soccer, L.L.C.
MLS Auctions will host an auction that will feature a variety of MLS items (each an “Auction” and collectively, the “Auctions.”) A bid on an item in an Auction is an irrevocable offer to buy the item at the price in the bid, provided the bidder's offer is the highest dollar amount bid at each Auction’s close (“Winning Bid.”) Any individual that makes a bid is a “Bidder.” The individual that made the Winning Bid shall be the “Winning Bidder.” Each item is its own separate Auction. The auto bid extend feature ensures that Bidders will always have a chance to challenge Bids placed in the final seconds of an auction. When indicated on a listing page, if a bid is placed during the last five (5) minutes of an Auction, the Auction will automatically extend for an additional five (5) minutes from the time of the latest Bid. The Auction will close once all bidding activity has stopped for a period of five (5) minutes. The credit card of the Winning Bidder will be billed at Auction close. All items will be shipped within ten (10) business days of payment verification from the Winning Bidder, unless otherwise indicated on the product page. There will be a set fee for items shipped to Canada or the United States, which will be listed in the item listing page. If the credit card is declined for any reason, MLS Auctions’ designee Fanatics will attempt to contact the Winning Bidder via phone and/or e-mail. If MLS Auctions’ designee Fanatics does not acknowledge credit card or cashier’s check payment within 48 hours of Auction close, the next highest bidder will become the Winning Bidder and the process will begin again until completed. Auction closing times are approximate, and MLS Auctions’ designee Fanatics reserves the right to close an Auction earlier or later than the scheduled time. MLS Auctions has the right to refuse service to anyone. MLS Auctions will exercise this right in situations including, but not limited to, bidders making a habit of winning auctions and not buying. Bid manipulation of any kind and shill bidding is expressly forbidden. Bidders are prohibited from communicating with each other for the purpose of manipulating the final purchase price of an item. Bidders agree that all transactions in which they partake do not violate any applicable state, federal and/or international laws. Bidders agree to provide true and accurate information about themselves in the MLS Auctions registration form. All bids are final and not subject to cancellation once submitted. MLS Auctions and its designee Fanatics do not assume responsibility for the content or the context of any listings. Neither MLS Auctions nor its designee Fanatics is responsible for bids not being processed or not being accepted due to technical difficulties. Bidders agree to refrain from 'spamming' (sending unsolicited commercial email to other bidders). Any and all payments to MLS Auctions are non-refundable. All bids are made in increments and are subject to a minimum bid, as posted for each item. MLS Auctions keeps track of all unsuccessful bids. If a problem occurs with a Winning Bid in an open Auction, MLS Auctions’ designee Fanatics may reinstate another bidder’s unsuccessful bid to Winning Bid status at the last bid price. It is a violation of law to make bids in a false name or with an invalid credit card, even if such a bid is initially accepted by the MLS Auctions software. Please be aware that even if you do not give MLS Auctions your real name, your web browser transmits a unique Internet address which can be used by law enforcement officials to identify you. Fraudulent bidders may be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. MLS Auctions or its designee Fanatics may, at their sole discretion, terminate service should a Bidder’s conduct fail to conform to these Terms and Conditions. To report a violation of the MLS Auctions Rules, please contact MLS Auctions using the Contact Form.
All Auction proceeds received by MLS will be donated by MLS Auctions to Children’s Oncology Group.
ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS - These Auction Terms and Conditions comprise the entire agreement between you (having registered as a “Member”) and MLS Auctions and supersede all prior agreements among these parties regarding the subject matter contained herein. By participating in the registration process, Member indicates his/her agreement to be bound by all of the Official Auction Terms and Conditions.
DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE - MLS Auctions is providing Member with an auction service to buy property (the “Service”). In consideration for this Service, Member agrees to: (1) provide certain current, complete, and accurate information about his/herself as requested by the Service; and (2) maintain and update this information as required to keep it current, complete and accurate. All information requested on original sign up shall be referred to as registration data (“Registration Data”). Member grants MLS Auctions and its designee Fanatics the right to disclose to third parties Member’s membership status and certain Registration Data in the aggregate; however, such disclosures will exclude Member's name, mailing address, email address, account and phone number, unless: (a) Member expressly permits MLS Auctions or its designee Fanatics to disclose such excluded information through the Service; or (b) MLS Auctions or its designee Fanatics is required to disclose such information by any applicable law or legal process served on MLS Auctions. If any information provided by Member is incomplete or inaccurate, MLS Auctions reserves the right to terminate Member's membership and rights to use the Service.
MODIFICATIONS TO SERVICE - MLS Auctions reserves the right to modify or discontinue the Service with or without notice to Member. MLS Auctions shall not be liable to Member or any third party, in tort or in contract, should MLS Auctions exercise its right to modify or discontinue the Service.
OBLIGATIONS OF MLS AUCTIONS - Member acknowledges and agrees that MLS Auctions does not endorse any of the goods that are sold through the Service. Member acknowledges and agrees that MLS Auctions is not responsible for any damage to goods during transit or during the inspection period, nor for misrepresentations and/or breaches of contract by either buyer and/or seller. Upon Member's request, MLS Auctions will submit to mediation by the Better Business Bureau, disputes arising out of this Service. Claims that may be arbitrated shall not exceed the cost of the merchandise involved with the transaction(s), plus the amount of any property damage and incidental cost associated with the sale of the product.
MEMBER ACCOUNT, PASSWORD, AND SECURITY - Once you become a Member, you will receive a username and a password. Members are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of their username and password. Furthermore, Members are entirely responsible for any and all activities occurring under their username and password. Member agrees to immediately notify MLS Auctions of any unauthorized use of Member's username or any other breach of security known to Member.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES - MEMBER EXPRESSLY AGREES THAT USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT MEMBER'S SOLE RISK. THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. MLS AUCTIONS, AND ITS DESIGNEE FANATICS, EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. MLS AUCTIONS MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE SERVICE WILL MEET MEMBER’S REQUIREMENTS, OR THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR FREE; MLS AUCTIONS, AND ITS DESIGNEE FANATICS, MAKE NO WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICE OR AS TO THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH THE SERVICE, OR THAT DEFECTS IN THE SERVICE WILL BE CORRECTED.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY –- NEITHER MLS AUCTIONS NOR FANATICS SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, RESULTING FROM THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE, OR FOR COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES, OR RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED, OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH THE SERVICE OR RESULTING FROM UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, OR ALTERATION OF MEMBER'S TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE, EVEN IF MLS AUCTIONS OR FANATICS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
NO RESALE OR COMMERCIAL USE OF THE SERVICE - Member's right to use the Service is personal to Member. Member agrees not to resell or make any commercial use of the Service, without the express written consent of MLS Auctions.
OTHER LIMITATIONS - MLS Auctions retains the right, at MLS Auctions' sole discretion, to determine whether or not Member's conduct is consistent with the letter and spirit of these Terms and Conditions. MLS Auctions and Fanatics reserve the right to terminate Service if a Member's conduct is found to be inconsistent with these Terms and Conditions.
MEMBER CONDUCT - Member is solely responsible for the content of his or her transmissions through the Service. Member's use of the Service is subject to all applicable local, state, national and international laws and regulations. Member agrees: (1) to comply with United States law regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States through the Service; (2) not to use the Service for illegal purposes; (3) not to interfere or disrupt networks connected to the Service; and (4) to comply with all regulations, policies and procedures of networks connected to the Service. Member agrees not to transmit through the Service any unlawful, harassing, libelous, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene or otherwise objectionable material of any kind or nature. Member further agrees not to transmit any material that encourages conduct that could constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national or international law or regulation. Attempts to gain unauthorized access to other computer systems are prohibited. MLS Auctions and Fanatics may, at their sole discretion, immediately terminate Service should Member's conduct fail to conform to these Terms and Conditions.
INDEMNIFICATION - Member agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Major League Soccer, L.L.C. and each of its member clubs, Soccer United Marketing, LLC, Fanatics, Inc., and any of their respective parents, partners, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, partnerships, principals, governors, representatives, agents, charitable partners, sponsors, officers and employees, successors and assigns, from any claim or demand, and resulting losses, liabilities and damages (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys' fees), due to or arising out of Member's use of the Service, the violation of these Terms and Conditions by Member, or the infringement by Member, or other user of the Service using Member's computer, username or password of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity.
TERMINATION - Should Member object to any of these Terms and Conditions or any subsequent modifications hereto or become dissatisfied with the Service in any way, Member's only recourse is to immediately: (1) discontinue use of the Service; and (2) terminate Service membership.
LAWS - These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, without regard to its conflicts of law principles. Member and MLS Auctions agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State of New York. If any provision(s) of these Terms and Conditions is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be contrary to law, then such provision(s) shall be construed, as nearly as possible, to reflect the intentions of the parties with the other provisions remaining in full force and effect. MLS Auctions’ or Fanatics’ failure to exercise or enforce any rights or provisions of these Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision unless acknowledged and agreed to by MLS Auctions or Fanatics in writing. Member and MLS Auctions agree that any cause of action arising out of or related to this Service must commence within one year after the cause of action arose; otherwise, such cause of action is permanently barred.
Terms of Service
As of September 30, 2023
THESE TERMS OF SERVICE INCLUDE A DISPUTE RESOLUTION SECTION (INCLUDING AN ARBITRATION AGREEMENT, CLASS ACTION WAIVER, AND JURY TRIAL WAIVER) THAT AFFECTS YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS. IN ARBITRATION, THERE IS LESS DISCOVERY AND APPELLATE REVIEW THAN IN COURT. PLEASE REVIEW THESE PROVISIONS IN SECTION 18 CAREFULLY.
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a. The Site and the Services may offer opportunities for you to send messages or postings in connection with various features which may include, without limitation, vanity email, auctions, contests, games, message boards, chat rooms, blogs and video submissions (each a "Message Feature" and, collectively, the "Message Features").
b. You must use the Message Features in a responsible manner. By entering the Site or using the Services, you expressly agree to not transmit any message (each, a "Message" and, collectively, the "Messages") in connection with any Message Feature that violates the Code of Conduct for the Site and Services as set forth below.
d. Although we or our Vendors may from time to time monitor or review Messages or User Names submitted on the Site/Services, neither MLS nor our Vendors are under any obligation to do so and assume no responsibility or liability that may result from the content of any Message nor for any error, defamation, libel, slander, omission, falsehood, obscenity, pornography, profanity, danger, or inaccuracy contained therein. Display of any Message in any Message Feature or any User Name does not constitute approval or endorsement by us or our Vendors. You acknowledge that neither MLS nor our Vendors are responsible for, and cannot and do not guarantee, the accuracy or reliability of information in any Message posted or submitted by any user of the Site or Services.
e. Messages submitted to the Site or the Services by Message Feature or otherwise, including without limitation any data, questions, comments, suggestions or the like, and User Names are, and will be treated as, non-confidential and nonproprietary. By submitting a Message or User Name to the Site or in connection with any Services, you acknowledge that any information disclosed by you therein (i) may be used by any third party; (ii) is not confidential, may be read or intercepted by others and you have no expectation of privacy with regard thereto; (iii) creates no confidential, fiduciary, contractually implied or other relationship between you and us or our Vendors other than as expressly set forth in these Terms of Service; and (iv) is subject to the grant of Rights to us and our Vendors described in "Submissions" below.
By transmitting any Message or User Name or submitting ideas, articles, scripts, story lines, fan fiction, characters, drawings, creative ideas, concepts, know-how, processes, techniques, proposals, suggestions, plans, product names, technologies or materials, whether solicited or unsolicited, (each, a "Submission" and, collectively, "Submissions"), you are granting us a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive, unrestricted, worldwide and irrevocable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, translate, prepare derivative works based upon, distribute, perform or display such Submissions, in whole or in part, in any form, media or technology known or hereafter developed for any purpose, including, without limitation, advertising and promotional purposes (collectively, "Rights"). MLS, SUM, MLS NEXT, MLS GO, the operators of the MLS member clubs, and each of the foregoing entities’ respective affiliates shall also have the absolute right, but not the obligation, to use your name in connection with the broadcast, print, online or other use or publication of your Submission and to license your Submission to third parties without seeking or receiving your further consent.
a. Solicited Submissions: At times, we may solicit Submissions from visitors to the Site, including, without limitation, information, ideas, artwork or other materials. It is our practice to post notices on the Site regarding our planned use of such materials where we solicit the Submission. Your provision of information in response to such a solicitation constitutes a grant by you to us of the Rights described above. In the event we seek to claim full ownership, rather than an irrevocable perpetual license of your Submission, you hereby assign all right title and interest to such Submission without any payment or further obligation to you and to take any and all action necessary to effect such assignment.
b. Unsolicited Submissions: Although we welcome your comments regarding, and your ideas and proposals for, the Site or Services, it is our policy not to accept or consider any Submissions that are unsolicited. The intent of this policy is to avoid the possibility of future misunderstandings, legal or otherwise, when creative ideas, concepts or materials developed by MLS and/or our partners or affiliates might appear to be similar to your Submission(s). If you do send any Submission(s) to MLS via the Site, Services, or otherwise, that are unsolicited, however, you agree that (i) your unsolicited Submission(s) are not being made in confidence or trust and that by making such Submission(s) no contractual or fiduciary relationship is created between you and MLS; (ii) any such unsolicited Submission(s) and copyright become the property of and will be owned by MLS and may be used, copied, sublicensed, adapted, transmitted, distributed, publicly performed, published, displayed or deleted as MLS sees fit; (iii) you are not entitled to any compensation, credit or notice whatsoever in connection with such Submission(s); and (iv) by sending an unsolicited Submission you waive the right to make any claim against MLS or our partners and/or affiliates relating to any unsolicited Submissions by you, including, without limitation, unfair competition, breach of implied contract or breach of confidentiality.
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You agree not to use the Site and Services, including, but not limited to transmitting Messages, links or Submissions in a manner that:
i) imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the Site's infrastructure, interferes or disrupts the Site, the Services or the networks connected thereto or otherwise restricts or inhibits any other user from using and enjoying the Site or the Services;
ii) is, or encourages conduct that is, unlawful, violent, threatening, abusive, bigoted, hateful, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, offensive, pornographic, profane, sexually explicit, indecent, or otherwise deemed objectionable by MLS;
iii) constitutes, advocates or encourages conduct that would constitute or give rise to a criminal offense, civil liability or other violation of any local, state, national or international law;
iv) violates, plagiarizes or infringes the rights of third parties including, without limitation, copyright, trademark, patent, rights of privacy or publicity or any other proprietary right or reveals confidential information or trade secrets in an unauthorized manner;
v) contains any virus, Trojan horse, worm, time bomb, cancelbot, ransomware, malware or other similar harmful or deleterious programming routine;
vi) harms or attempts to harm minors;
vii) contains any information, software or other material of a commercial nature;
viii) contains advertising, promotions, spam or commercial solicitations of any kind;
ix) constitutes or contains false or misleading indications of origin or statements of fact; or
x) contains material irrelevant to the subject matter of the Message Feature, including that which incites disputes, demeans, or wishes injury on a player or us or other users.
Clauses i) - x) shall collectively be referred to as the "Code of Conduct".
You agree that in connection with your use of the Site and the Services, you will not:
i) harvest or collect email addresses or other contact information of other users by electronic or other means or engaging in spidering, screen scraping, database scraping or other such activity;
ii) use any incomplete, false or inaccurate biographical or other information for purposes of registering as a user of the Services, or for purposes of registering for any promotions offered through the Services;
iii) delete or revise any material or other information of any other user of the Services;
iv) take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the infrastructure of one or more of the Services;
v) use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of one or more of the Services or any activity being conducted on this Site;
vi) use or attempt to use any engine, software, tool, agent or other device or mechanism (including, without limitation, browsers, spiders, robots, avatars or intelligent agents) to navigate or search the Services to harvest or otherwise collect information from the Services to be used for any commercial purpose;
vii) allow any other person or entity to use your User Name or password for posting or viewing comments or sending or receiving materials;
viii) attempt to decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the software comprising or in any way making up a part of the Services;
ix) access data not intended for you, gain unauthorized access to the Services or log into a server or account that you are not authorized to access;
x) attempt to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization;
xi) attempt to interfere with service to any user, host or network, including, without limitation, by way of submitting a virus to, or overloading, "flooding", "spamming", "mailbombing" or "crashing" the Services; or
xii) forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email or posting;
xiii) use the Site in any manner that violates any applicable laws or is prohibited by these Terms of Service.
Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability.
MLS reserves all rights to investigate occurrences that may involve violations of the security of the use of the Site and/or Services or of the law, and MLS may involve, and cooperate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who are involved in such violations. If any unauthorized person obtains access to the Services as a result of any act or omission by you, you shall use your best efforts to ascertain the source and manner of acquisition and shall fully and promptly notify privacy@MLSSoccer.com. You shall otherwise cooperate and assist in any investigation relating to any such unauthorized access. If you commit or cause such violations, we may suspend or terminate your access to the Services for any or no reason at any time without notice.
If you become aware of any content on the Services that you believe to be objectionable or to violate these Terms of Service, or that you believe may cause injury to yourself, us, or any third party, you should notify us of such content immediately by contacting privacy@MLSSoccer.com. Even if you notify us of such content that you believe to be objectionable, you agree that we will not be obligated to take any particular steps, or any steps at all, in response to your notification. You agree that your notification under this paragraph will create no duty on our part to you or to any third party, and that we may not be held liable for any action that we take, or for our inaction, after you provide us with notification.
6.1. The Site may offer you opportunities to vote in connection with certain events. By casting a vote or entering contests or sweepstakes, you signify your agreement to all special terms and voting guidelines set forth on the Site applicable to that event as well as in these Terms of Service.
While we provide links to websites that sell products and Services on the Site, we do not sell products or Services directly on the Site. If you click on links to products or Services on the Site, you will be redirected to other websites, some of which we or our affiliates operate and some of which are operated by third parties. See Section 9 below for discussion of links and embedding.
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9.1 The Site or Services may contain links to other websites and services ("Linked Services"). The Linked Services may or may not be under MLS's control and MLS is not responsible for the contents of the Linked Services of third parties that it does not control.
The following restrictions ("Linkage Restrictions") apply to all links, including any to embedded Content, to or from the Site or Services from or to any on-line, cable, wireless or other website, service, browser or other resource:
A. Websites, services, browsers and other resources other than commercial sites (e.g., fan sites, chamber of commerce sites, search engine sites, widely available Internet browsers) (each, a "Permissible Site" and, collectively, "Permissible Sites") may link to www.mlssoccer.com without the express written permission of MLS if such link is: (i) a "word" (as opposed to a "logo") link (e.g., "mlssoccer.com," "The Official Site of Major League Soccer"); and (ii) spatially separated from, and not otherwise associated with, any sponsorship advertising, or other commercial text or graphics that may be on the page/area containing such word link.
B. The www.MLSSoccer.com logo, or a link containing any other logo of MLS or its member clubs (a "logo" link) may not be used to link to www.mlssoccer.com without the express written permission of MLS.
C. No link to the Site may be "framed" by the Permissible Site where the link originated if such "frame" contains any sponsorship, advertising or other commercial text or graphics.
D. Links to and from the Site or Services from or to other sites maintained by third parties do not constitute an endorsement by MLS of any third-party website or content. We are not responsible for the availability of these third-party resources. Your linking to the Site, off-site pages or other sites is at your own risk and without the permission of MLS. By clicking on any such link, you acknowledge that the Site has no control over, and makes no representations of any kind with respect to, such other sites or any content contained within such other sites, and you hereby revoke any claim against us with respect to such other sites. You should direct any concerns regarding any external link to that link’s website administrator or Webmaster.
E. The posting or creation of any link to the Site signifies that you have read these Linkage Restrictions and agree to abide by their terms.
Subject to your strict compliance with these Terms of Service (including, but not limited to, the Code of Conduct), you may embed certain Content (including, but not limited to, video clips and photographs) from the Site into your website, blog or profile page, provided that you do not (i) obscure MLS or MLS Club branding using the embedded Content, assert or imply ownership or authorship of the Content, or facilitate another party's assertion or implication of ownership or authorship of the Content; (ii) sell access to embedded Content on another website, (iii) use the embedded Content for the primary purpose of procuring advertising or subscription revenue, (iv) use the embedded Content on a website that solely aggregates the embedded Content for the purpose of generating advertising revenue therefrom, (v) use embedded Content that MLS, in its sole discretion, determines to be competing with or displacing the market for the Content, or (vi) embed the Content in a setting or manner in which it may be associated with content or other material that (a) is or may be considered unlawful, threatening, abusive, bigoted, hateful, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, offensive, pornographic, profane, sexually explicit or indecent, (b) may constitute, advocate or encourage conduct that would constitute or give rise to a criminal offense, civil liability or other violation of any local, state, national or international law; (c) violates, plagiarizes or infringes the rights of third parties including, without limitation, copyright, trademark, patent, rights of privacy or publicity, or any other proprietary right; (d) contains or may be associated with a computer virus or other harmful component; (e) constitutes or contains false or misleading indications of origin or statements of fact. MLS reserves the right to disable your use of embedded Content at any time, in MLS's sole discretion.
The availability of the Content, the Site and the Services may be affected or impaired by a variety of factors, including game delays or cancellations, application of blackout restrictions, technical problems or network delays, program rescheduling or other reasons. You agree that MLS is not obligated to provide you with any specific Content or access to the Site or the Services under these Terms of Service.
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To the maximum extent permitted by law, you permanently and irrevocably waive the right to bring any claim unless you provide MLS with written notice of the event or facts giving rise to the claim within one (1) year of their occurrence. You understand and agree that any such claim noticed or brought after this time period is time barred.
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We reserve the right to remove any posted submission that infringes the copyright of any person under the laws of the United States upon receipt of a notice that complies with the requirements of 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3). United States law provides significant penalties for submitting such a statement falsely.
We maintain a policy that provides for the termination in appropriate circumstances of the Site use privileges of users who are repeat infringers of intellectual property rights.
MLS respects the intellectual property rights of others and takes intellectual property concerns seriously. MLS reserves the right to remove any content from its Services for any reason, including if it infringes the trademark rights of any person under the laws of the United States. Under the appropriate circumstances, MLS will, and expressly reserves the right to, disable or terminate the accounts of users who are repeat trademark infringers.
If you believe in good faith that any content on the Services violates or infringes your trademark rights, please submit a Notice of Trademark Infringement to MLS's Designated Agent (with the subject line "Trademark Notice") containing the information set forth below:
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If you receive a notice of infringement from us, you may file a counter notification to our Designated Agent pursuant to the DMCA. To file a counter notification, please contact our Designated Agent and include the following information:
Upon receipt of valid counter notification, we will promptly provide the person who sent the original infringement notification with a copy of your counter notification and inform the person that we will replace the removed material or disable it within ten (10) business days unless we receive notice from such a person that they have filed an action seeking a court order to restrain you from engaging in infringing activity relating to the material.
Agent for Notices of Infringement Only: The foregoing information is provided exclusively for notifying MLS that your trademark may have been infringed. Only notices of trademark infringement will receive a response through this process. Notices of infringement that do not contain all the required information (as described above) may not receive a response.
Please be aware that submitting a report of intellectual property infringement is a serious matter with potential legal consequences. For example, intentionally submitting a misleading or fraudulent report with respect to copyright infringement may lead to liability for damages under 17 U.S.C. § 512(f), or similar laws in other countries.
Before submitting a notice of infringement, be sure to consider whether fair use or a similar exception to copyright or trademark law may apply to the use. If you are unsure whether the content you are considering reporting infringes your rights, you may wish to seek legal guidance before submitting a notice of infringement.
Do not submit a notice of infringement unless you are the owner of the copyrighted material or trademark that you believe is being infringed, or an agent authorized to act on the owner's behalf.
You hereby agree to indemnify and hold MLS, SUM, each MLS member club operator, MLS NEXT, and each of the foregoing entities’ respective operators, affiliates, subsidiaries, vendors, partners, members, managers, owners, directors, officers, employees, agents, shareholders, governors and representatives harmless from any and all claims, demands, liabilities, damages and expenses and other losses (including attorneys' fees and court costs) arising out of or relating to: (i) your use of the Site, including, without limitation, use of any Message Feature, Service, or the MLS Store; and/or (ii) any breach or alleged breach of these Terms of Service by you. You shall not settle any such claim without the prior written consent of MLS. We reserve the right to defend any such claims and, for clarity, you agree to reimburse us for all liabilities, fines, costs and expenses associated with defending against and resolving any such claims. These obligations will survive any termination of these Terms of Service.
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PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY. IT AFFECTS YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS. IT PROVIDES FOR RESOLUTION OF MOST DISPUTES THROUGH INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION. ARBITRATION IS MORE INFORMAL THAN A LAWSUIT IN COURT, USES A NEUTRAL ARBITRATOR INSTEAD OF A JUDGE OR JURY, AND DISCOVERY IS MORE LIMITED. ARBITRATION IS FINAL AND BINDING AND SUBJECT TO ONLY VERY LIMITED REVIEW BY A COURT. THIS SECTION ALSO CONTAINS A JURY TRIAL WAIVER AND A WAIVER OF ANY AND ALL RIGHTS TO PROCEED IN A CLASS, COLLECTIVE, CONSOLIDATED, PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION IN ARBITRATION OR LITIGATION TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
You acknowledge and agree that any violation of these Terms of Service relating to the disclosure, use, copying, distribution, display, or publishing of the information and/or content on the Services and/or its associated services and/or offerings may result in irreparable injury and damage to MLS that may not be adequately compensable in money damages, and for which MLS will have no adequate remedy at law. You, therefore, consent and agree that MLS may obtain injunctions, orders, or other equitable relief as may be reasonably necessary to ensure compliance with these Terms of Service. You waive any requirement of the posting of a bond that may apply for issuance of any injunctions, orders, or other equitable relief.
The Dispute Resolution (including Arbitration Agreement; Class Action Waiver; Jury Trial Waiver) section will survive any termination of these Terms of Service.
b. Mandatory Informal Dispute Resolution Process. You and we agree to work together in an effort to informally resolve any Dispute between us. The party initiating the Dispute must send the other a written notice of the Dispute that includes all of this information: (i) information sufficient to identify any transaction, activity, and account at issue; (ii) contact information (including name, address, telephone number, and email address); and (iii) a detailed description of the nature and basis of the Dispute (including the date of any transaction or activity at issue) and the relief sought, including a calculation for it. The notice must be personally signed by the party initiating the Dispute (and their counsel, if represented). If you have the Dispute with us, you must send this notice via email to legalnotices@MLSSoccer.com. If we have a Dispute with you, we will send this notice to the most recent contact information we have for you. For a period of 60 days from receipt of a completed notice (which can be extended by agreement of the parties), you and we agree to negotiate in good faith in an effort to informally resolve the Dispute. The party receiving the notice may request a telephone settlement conference to aid in the resolution of the Dispute. If such a conference is requested, you and a MLS representative will personally attend (with counsel, if represented). The conference will be scheduled for a mutually convenient time, which may be outside of the 60-day period. Completion of this Mandatory Informal Dispute Resolution Process (“Process”) is a condition precedent to initiating a claim in arbitration. If the sufficiency of a notice or compliance with this Process is at issue, such issue may be raised with and decided by a court of competent jurisdiction at either party’s election, and any arbitration shall be stayed. The court shall have the authority to enforce this condition precedent to arbitration, which includes the power to enjoin the filing or prosecution of arbitrations. Nothing in this paragraph limits the right of a party to seek damages for non-compliance with this Process in arbitration. All applicable limitations periods (including statutes of limitations) will be tolled from the date of receipt of a completed notice through the conclusion of this Process. You or we may commence arbitration if the Dispute is not resolved through this Process.
c. Arbitration Procedures. The arbitration shall be administered by National Arbitration and Mediation (“NAM”) and heard by a single, neutral arbitrator. Except as modified by these Terms of Service, NAM shall administer the arbitration in accordance with their rules applicable to the nature of the Dispute, including the Comprehensive Dispute Resolution Rules and Procedures and/or the Supplemental Rules for Mass Arbitration Filings, as applicable (“NAM Rules”). The NAM Rules and fee information are available at “www.namadr.com.” If NAM is unable or unwilling to administer the arbitration consistent with these Terms of Service, the parties shall agree on an alternate administrator that will do so. If the parties cannot agree, they shall petition a court of competent jurisdiction to appoint an alternate administrator that will do so.
The party seeking to initiate arbitration must provide the other party with the demand for arbitration as specified in the NAM Rules and this Section 18. You may obtain a form to initiate arbitration at “https://www.namadr.com/content/uploads/2020/09/Comprehensive-Demand-for-Arb-revised-9.18.19.pdf” or by contacting NAM. If you are initiating arbitration, you shall serve the demand on MLS via email at legalnotices@MLSSoccer.com. If MLS is initiating arbitration, MLS shall serve the arbitration demand via email at the contact information MLS has on file for you.
An arbitration demand must be accompanied by a certification of compliance with the Process and be personally signed by the party initiating arbitration (and counsel, if represented). By submitting an arbitration demand, the party and counsel represent that, as in court, that they are complying with the requirements of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 11(b). The arbitrator is authorized to impose any sanctions available under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 11 on represented parties and their counsel. You may choose to have the arbitration conducted by a phone, video, or in-person hearing, or through written submissions, except any Dispute seeking $25,000 or more, or injunctive relief, shall have an in-person or video hearing unless the parties agree otherwise. You and we reserve the right to request a hearing in any matter from the arbitrator. You and a MLS representative will personally appear at any hearing (with counsel, if represented). Any in-person hearing will be held in the county or parish in which you reside or at another mutually agreed location. An arbitrator may award on an individual basis any relief that would be available in a court, including injunctive or declaratory relief only in favor of the individual party seeking relief and only to the extent necessary to provide relief warranted by that party’s individual claim. To the fullest extent allowable by applicable law, you and we agree that each may bring claims against the other only in your or our individual capacity and not as a plaintiff or class member in any purported class, collective, consolidated, private attorney general, or representative proceeding. Further, unless both you and we agree otherwise, an arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person’s claims and may not otherwise preside over any form of class, collective, consolidated, private attorney general, or representative proceeding. An arbitrator will apply these Terms of Service as a court would. If, after exhaustion of all appeals, any of these prohibitions on non-individualized injunctive or declaratory relief and class, collective, consolidated, private attorney general, or representative proceedings are found to be unenforceable with respect to a particular claim or request for relief (such as a request for public injunctive relief), then such a claim or request for relief will be decided by a court of competent jurisdiction, after all other claims and requests for relief are arbitrated.
The arbitrator shall issue a reasoned written decision sufficient to explain essential findings and conclusions. The arbitrator shall apply the cost-shifting provisions of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 68 after entry of an award. Judgment on any arbitration award may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction, except an award that has been satisfied may not be entered. An award shall have no preclusive effect in any other arbitration or proceeding in which you are not a named party.
d. Costs of Arbitration. Payment of arbitration fees will be governed by the NAM Rules and fee schedule. You and we agree that the parties have a shared interest in reducing the costs and increasing the efficiencies associated with arbitration. You and we therefore agree that the parties (and counsel, if represented) will work together in good faith to ensure that arbitration remains cost-effective for all parties.
e. Additional Procedures for Mass Filings. You and we agree that these Additional Procedures for Mass Filings (in addition to the other provisions of this arbitration agreement) shall apply if you choose to participate in a Mass Filing. If 25 or more similar Disputes (including yours) are asserted against MLS by the same or coordinated counsel or are otherwise coordinated (“Mass Filing”), you understand and agree that the resolution of your Dispute might be delayed and ultimately proceed in court. The parties agree that as part of these procedures, their counsel shall meet and confer in good faith in an effort to resolve the Disputes, streamline procedures, address the exchange of information, modify the number of Disputes to be adjudicated, and conserve the parties’ and NAM’s resources.
If your claim is part of a Mass Filing, any applicable limitations periods (including statutes of limitations) shall be tolled for your Dispute from the time that your Dispute is first submitted to NAM until your Dispute is selected to proceed as part of a staged process or is settled, withdrawn, otherwise resolved, or opted out of arbitration pursuant to this provision.
STAGE ONE: If at least 50 Disputes are submitted as part of the Mass Filing, counsel for the claimants and counsel for MLS shall each select 25 Disputes to be filed and to proceed as cases in individual arbitrations as part of this initial staged process. The number of Disputes to be selected to proceed in Stage One can be increased by agreement of counsel for the parties (and if there are fewer than 50 Disputes, all shall proceed individually in Stage One). Each of the 50 (or fewer) cases shall be assigned to a different arbitrator and proceed individually. If a case is withdrawn before the issuance of an arbitration award, another claim shall be selected to proceed as part of Stage One. The remaining Disputes shall not be filed or deemed filed in arbitration in connection with those claims. After this initial set of proceedings, counsel for the parties shall participate in a global mediation session with a retired federal or state court judge jointly selected by counsel in an effort to resolve the remaining Disputes (as informed by the adjudications of cases in Stage One), and MLS shall pay the mediator’s fee.
STAGE TWO: If the remaining Disputes have not been resolved at the conclusion of Stage One, counsel for the claimants and counsel for MLS shall each select 50 Disputes per side to be filed and to proceed as cases in individual arbitrations as part of a second staged process. The number of Disputes to be selected to proceed as part of this second staged process can be increased by agreement of counsel for the parties (and if there are fewer than 100 Disputes, all shall proceed individually in Stage Two). No more than three cases may be assigned to a single arbitrator to proceed individually. If a case is withdrawn before the issuance of an arbitration award, another claim shall be selected to proceed as part of Stage Two. The remaining Disputes shall not be filed or deemed filed in arbitration. After this second set of staged proceedings, the parties shall engage in a global mediation session of all remaining Disputes with a retired federal or state court judge jointly selected by counsel in an effort to resolve the remaining Disputes (as informed by the adjudications of cases in Stages One and Two), and MLS shall pay the mediator’s fee.
Upon the completion of the mediation set forth in Stage Two, each remaining Dispute (if any) that is not settled or not withdrawn shall be immediately opted out of arbitration and may proceed in a court of competent jurisdiction consistent with the remainder of the Terms of Service. Notwithstanding the foregoing, counsel for the parties may mutually agree in writing to proceed with the adjudication of some or all of the remaining Disputes in individual arbitrations consistent with the process set forth in Stage Two (except Disputes shall be randomly selected and mediation shall be elective by agreement of counsel) or through another mutually-agreeable process. A court of competent jurisdiction shall have the authority to enforce the Additional Procedures for Mass Filings, including the power to enjoin the filing or prosecution of arbitrations.
You and MLS agree that we each value the integrity and efficiency of arbitration and wish to employ the process for the fair resolution of genuine and sincere disputes between us. You and MLS acknowledge and agree to act in good faith to ensure the processes set forth herein are followed. The parties further agree that application of these Additional Procedures for Mass Filings has been reasonably designed to result in an efficient and fair adjudication of Disputes.
The Additional Procedures for Mass Filings provision and each of its requirements are essential parts of this arbitration agreement. If, after exhaustion of all appeals, a court of competent jurisdiction decides that the Additional Procedures for Multiple Case Filings apply to your Dispute and are not enforceable, then your Dispute shall not proceed in arbitration and shall only proceed in a court of competent jurisdiction consistent with the remainder of the Terms of Service.
f. Future Changes to Arbitration Agreement. If we make any future changes to this arbitration agreement (other than a change to our contact information), you may reject any such change by sending your personally signed, written notice to: privacy@MLSSoccer.com within 30 days of the change. Such written notice does not constitute an opt out of arbitration altogether. By rejecting any future change, you are agreeing that you will arbitrate any Dispute between you and MLS in accordance with this version of the arbitration agreement.
a. YOU AND WE EACH AGREE THAT ANY PROCEEDING, WHETHER IN ARBITRATION OR IN COURT, WILL BE CONDUCTED ONLY ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND NOT IN A CLASS, COLLECTIVE, CONSOLIDATED, PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL, OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION. YOU AND WE AGREE TO WAIVE ANY RIGHT TO BRING OR TO PARTICIPATE IN SUCH AN ACTION IN ARBITRATION OR IN COURT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING, YOU AND WE RETAIN THE RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS-WIDE SETTLEMENT. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, YOU AND WE WAIVE THE RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL. THIS CLASS ACTION AND JURY TRIAL WAIVER WILL SURVIVE ANY TERMINATION OF THESE TERMS OF SERVICE.
These Terms of Service and your access and use of the Site and/or Services shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, excluding its conflict of law rules. By accessing and using the Site and/or Services, you waive any claims that may arise under the laws of other states, countries, territories, or jurisdictions. If any claim is determined not to be subject to arbitration, the exclusive jurisdiction and venue for proceedings concerning such claim, as well as for any action challenging the enforceability of these Terms of Service in whole or in part, shall be the federal or state courts of competent jurisdiction sitting within New York County, New York (the "Forum") and the parties hereby waive any argument that the Forum or any court within it does not have personal jurisdiction and any argument that the Forum is not appropriate or convenient. This Governing Law and Jurisdiction section will survive any termination of these Terms of Service.
Under California Civil Code Section 1789.3, California users of the Services are entitled to the following specific consumer rights notice: The Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs may be contacted in writing at 1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N 112, Sacramento, CA 95834, or by telephone at (800) 952-5210.
These Terms of Service constitute the entire agreement between the parties, and supersede all prior and contemporaneous written or oral agreements, proposals or communications with respect to the subject matter herein between you and us. We in our sole discretion may amend these Terms of Service, and your use of the Site or Services after such amendment is posted on the Site will constitute acceptance of it by you. The section headings in these Terms of Service are for convenience only and must not be given any legal import. Except as otherwise specifically provided herein (e.g., the Additional Procedures for Mass Filings in Section 18), if any provision of these Terms of Service is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be unlawful, void, invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect. MLS's failure to enforce any provisions of these Terms of Service or respond to a breach by you or another user shall not serve to waive MLS's right enforce subsequently any terms or conditions of these Terms of Service or to act with respect to similar breaches.
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In a Reserve Price Auction, the seller has set a Reserve Price, which is a price below which the listing will not sell. The Reserve Price is higher than the Opening Value. A reserve price allows the seller to start the auction with an opening value below the reserve price to initiate bidder interest and determine the fair market value of an item. If the seller as set a Reserve Price you will see either a "Reserve Price NOT Met" or "Reserve Price Met" message on the listing page depending on whether the current bid is below, or at or above, the reserve.
Reserve Price NOT Met- The current amount of the highest bid is below the reserve price and the item will not sell at auction close.
Reserve Price Met - The current amount of the highest bid is equal to, or greater than, the reserve price and the item will be sold.
If the highest bid at the auction close does not meet the seller's Reserve Price, the seller is not required to sell the item unless the seller chooses to do so. In this case, the seller will have a period of 48 hours after the auction close in which to contact the highest bidder whose offer was below the reserve price. Bidders who are contacted under these circumstances, however, are under no obligation to purchase the item.
In a Reserve Price auction, the seller starts the auction at a value below the lowest price at which s/he is willing to sell (the Reserve Price) to capture the bidder interest. This way, the bidders are not forced to bid at fair market value from the start of the auction. Also, many sellers prefer Reserve Price auctions when they are not sure of the market value of an item, and want to find an audience by enticing multiple bidders' interest.
In an Open Auction, buyers bid until the auction ends. The item is then sold to the highest bidder at the end of the auction period. There is no reserve price in an Open auction. The seller must sell the item to the highest bidder. Bidding can start as low as the Opening Value (minimum price or starting amount) of the auction.
Once the auction closes, email notification providing contact information is sent to the buyer and seller automatically so that arrangements for payment and shipment of the item can be determined.
A Dutch Auction occurs automatically on Fanatics Auctions when a seller has multiple, identical items offered for sale. The seller specifies the minimum price (the Opening Value) and the number of items for sale. Bidders can then bid at or above the minimum price for the quantity of items they wish to purchase. At the close of the auction, all winning bidders purchase the items at the same price, which is the lowest successful Bid.
In some auctions, a number of identical items are offered for sale at the same time. When the listing closes, the highest Bidders win the available inventory. Bids are sorted in order with priority given to price, the quantity bid for, and then finally to time a bid was placed. The time of a bid is determined by fanaticsauctions.com based on its records. If bids are tied for price, the Buyer who has bid in the greater quantity wins. If there are two bids at the same price for the same quantity, the early bid wins.
Fixed Price Sale listings or "Buy it Now" auctions have a fixed price set by the seller. Buyers simply choose to buy the item at that price. Fixed Price listings will remain active until all items have been sold or the close date and time set by the seller has been reached.
...the current bid has exceeded the buy now price for this item, so buy now is no longer available.