Terms and Conditions of Use

Be aware that by using the site, the user (hereinafter referred to as “you” or “the user”) automatically agree to be bound by all the terms and conditions of use below. If you do not accept these Conditions of Use, you must refrain from using the website. 

1. Copyright

This website is the official website of the Royal Netherlands Football Association (Koninklijke Nederlandse Voetbalbond, or KNVB). This website and its design, text and all ‘content’, logos and illustrations, as well as the selection and its layout are the copyright © of the KNVB. Occasionally, proprietary material originating from a third party may be used on this website.

2. Restricted licence; conditions

You are granted a restricted licence to download any material from this website, on the following conditions: i) that the information is stored on only one PC (or laptop or any other electronic storage device); ii) that any printing of material taken from this website is exclusively meant for personal, non-commercial use and ii) that all copyrights, trademarks and other proprietary data will remain intact.

It is strictly forbidden to transfer material from this website to any other website or printed media. This restricted licence is granted on the condition that you agree to these Terms and Conditions of Use and will comply with all of them. Any other use of the material on this website, including publication for any other purposes than previously stated, adaptation, distribution or republication without the previous written consent of the KNVB is strictly prohibited, and marks an infringement of the property rights held of KNVB.

The same restricted licence conditions apply to any software or related materials such as images, files or other data (hereinafter referred to as “software”) downloaded from this website. The KNVB and/or its suppliers reserve all rights, titles, interests and intellectual property rights with respect to the software. Distribution, sales or sending of the software to a third party, as well as modification or adaptation of the software, including but not limited to translation, decompilation, reproduction, disassembly or derivations of the software are prohibited.

3. Disclaimer

This website and its content are provided without any guarantees of any kind, either express or implied. The KNVB accepts no liability whatsoever for the content or other materials provided on its website nor for its suitability for a certain purpose. The KNVB does not guarantee that the information and/or facilities accessible through this website are accurate, complete or up to date or that this website is free from mistakes or defects including viruses or other harmful components. The user of this website agrees that any costs resulting from its use are to be borne by the user.

4. Limitation of liability

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, in no event will the KNVB nor any of its managers or staff, its affiliated companies or other representatives be liable for any losses or damages whatsoever, whether direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential losses or damages arising out of the use, or inability to use the materials, facilities or services offered by this website, including without limitation, damages for loss of data, income, earnings or opportunities, property and claims of a third party, even if the KNVB was informed of the possibility of such losses or damage, and even if in all fairness these were to be expected.

If this clause is not fully or partially enforceable under some jurisdictions, the full liability of KNVB, i.e. the total amount of the damage, the loss and claims (resulting from a contract or from a wrongful act, including but not limited to negligence) will under no circumstances be higher than the amount that you (may) have paid for the use of this website.

5. Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and defend the KNVB and its employees from any form of legal liability, claims, damages or costs, including attorney’s fees, that may result from: your use of the site, whatever you send by email, upload, post or via any other form of communication through the site, or your infringement or potential infringement of these Terms and Conditions of Use.

6. Children below the age of 16

If you are under 16 years of age, you must first obtain a parent’s or guardian’s consent before you:

  • send email to the website or ask us to send you information;
  • send us any data, including image, video or text uploads;
  • enter a competition or game which requires your personal details or makes you eligible for a prize;
  • send data to, or participate in, a forum or chat room.

By visiting this website and using our services, you confirm that you have your parents’ or guardian’s verifiable consent.

7. Links on this website

The KNVB website contains hyperlinks to other internet sites. Such links are provided to you for your convenience only. We assume no liability for the content of any such linked websites, or for websites linking to us. We disclaim all responsibility for the (lack of) accuracy, legality, reliability, or validity of the content of any other websites but ours.

8. Changes to the Conditions of Use

The KNVB reserves the right to amend, modify or terminate any part of these Terms and Conditions of Use. All changes will be immediately effective and legally valid. Please note that your continued use of this website means that you accept the amendments to these Terms and Conditions of Use. You are

responsible for regularly reviewing these Terms and Conditions of Use so that you will be aware of any changes. At all times, the KNVB reserves the right to temporarily or permanently change, add or discontinue any content on this website, without prior notice or liability.

9. Governing law

People who visit our website do so of their own free will and are expected to be acquainted with local laws and regulations. These Terms and Conditions of Use are governed by Dutch law. By using this website, you agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Court located in Utrecht for all disputes and issues regarding your use of this website and your compliance with these Terms and Conditions of Use. You will refrain from any objection to this jurisdiction or this court of law.

10. Miscellaneous Information

In the event that an official court of law declares one of the provisions in these Terms and Conditions of Use null and void, such provision will no longer apply and the remainder of these Terms and Conditions of Use will remain valid and intact. These conditions represent the full relationship between the parties involved and prevail over all other verbal or written statements, concepts or agreements made previously.