GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE OF THE EUROPEAN OPEN POKER CHAMPIONSHIP WEBSITE AND THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE AND RULES OF THE EUROPEAN OPEN POKER CHAMPIONSHIP
GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE OF THE EUROPEAN OPEN POKER CHAMPIONSHIP WEBSITE – PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE
- What’s in these terms?
These terms tell you the rules for using our website, www.european-opc.com (our site).
- Who we are and how to contact us
www.european-opc.com is a website operated by PKKM Ltd (“we“, “our” and “us”). We are registered in England and Wales under company number 11774431 and have our registered office at Alexandra House, 43 Alexandra Street, Nottingham NG5 1AY, United Kingdom. To contact us, please email email@example.com.
- By using our site you accept these terms
We recommend that you print a copy of these terms for future reference.
- There are other terms that may apply to you
Our Acceptable Use Policy, which sets out the permitted uses and prohibited uses of the interactive elements of our site. When using our site, you must comply with our Acceptable Use Policy.
If you purchase any products from our site at any time, our then applicable website terms and conditions of supply will apply to the sale of such goods.
- We may make changes to these terms
We amend these terms from time to time. Every time you wish to use our site, please check these terms to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time.
- We may make changes to our site
We may update and change our site from time to time to reflect changes to our products, our users’ needs and our business priorities. We will try to give you reasonable notice of any major changes.
- We may suspend or withdraw our site
Our site is made available free of charge.
We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of our site for business and operational reasons. We will try to give you reasonable notice of any suspension or withdrawal.
- We may transfer this agreement to someone else
We may transfer our rights and obligations under these terms to another organisation. We will always tell you in writing if this happens and we will ensure that the transfer will not affect your rights under the contract.
- You must keep your account details safe
If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party.
If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user identification code or password, you must promptly notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- How you may use material on our site
We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.
You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our site for your personal use and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to content posted on our site.
You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.
Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our site must always be acknowledged.
You must not use any part of the content on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.
- Do not rely on information on this site
The content on our site is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our site.
Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our site is accurate, complete or up to date.
- We are not responsible for websites we link to
Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. Such links should not be interpreted as approval by us of those linked websites or information you may obtain from them.
We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources.
- User-generated content is not approved by us
This website may from time to time include information and materials uploaded by other users of the site, including to bulletin boards and chat rooms. This information and these materials have not been verified or approved by us. The views expressed by other users on our site do not represent our views or values.
If you wish to complain about content uploaded by other users, please contact us on email@example.com.
- Our responsibility for loss or damage suffered by you Whether you are a consumer or a business user:
We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors and for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.
Different limitations and exclusions of liability will apply to liability arising as a result of the supply of any products to you, which will be set out in our then applicable website terms and conditions of supply.
Please note that we only provide our site for domestic and private use. You agree not to use our site for any commercial or business purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.
- How we may use your personal information
- Uploading content to our site
Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload content to our site, or to make contact with other users of our site, you must comply with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.
You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those standards, and you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of that warranty. This means you will be responsible for any loss or damage we suffer as a result of your breach of warranty.
Any content you upload to our site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. Any such content, whether it constitutes product or service-related testimonials, submissions, or other product or service-related comments, disclosed, submitted or offered to us shall constitute an assignment to us of all worldwide right, title and interest in, to and under all copyrights and other intellectual property rights in all such content. We will own exclusively all such right, title and interest and shall not be in any way limited in its use, commercial or otherwise, of any such content.
We will be entitled to use, reproduce, disclose, modify, adapt, create derivative works from, publish, display and distribute any content that you submit for any purpose whatsoever, without restriction and without compensating you in any way.
We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content posted or uploaded by you to our site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.
We have the right to remove any posting you make on our site if, in our opinion, your post does not comply with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy. We may also take any other action that we reasonably deem to be appropriate.
- We are not responsible for viruses and you must not introduce them
We do not guarantee that our site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.
You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform to access our site. You should use your own virus protection software.
You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.
- Rules about linking to our site
You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.
You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.
You must not establish a link to our site in any website that is not owned by you.
Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page.
We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.
The website in which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.
If you wish to link to or make any use of content on our site other than that set out above, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Which country’s laws apply to any disputes?
Please note that these terms and conditions of use, their subject matter and their formation, are governed by the law of England and Wales. You and we both agree that the courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction except that if you are a resident of Northern Ireland you may also bring proceedings in Northern Ireland, and if you are resident of Scotland, you may also bring proceedings in Scotland.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE AND RULES OF THE EUROPEAN OPEN POKER CHAMPIONSHIP – PLEASE READ THESE TERMS, CONDITIONS AND RULES CAREFULLY BEFORE ENTERING AND PARTICIPATING IN ANY EUROPEAN OPEN POKER CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT OR ENGAGING IN ANY OTHER USE OF THE EUROPEAN OPEN POKER CHAMPSIONSHIP
1.1. These terms tell you the rules for entering and participating in any European Open Poker Championship (European-OPC) tournament and/or engaging in any other use of the European-OPC. The European-OPC is owned and operated by PKKM Ltd (“we“, “our” and “us”). We are registered in England and Wales under company number 11774431 and have our registered office at Alexandra House, 43 Alexandra Street, Nottingham NG5 1AY, United Kingdom. To contact us, please email email@example.com. By making any use of the European-OPC, you confirm that you accept these terms, conditions and rules and that you agree to comply with them. If you do not agree to these terms, conditions and rules, you must not make any use of the European-OPC.
- INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
2.1. You acknowledge and agree that all copyright, trademarks, and all other intellectual property rights in all material or content supplied as part of the European-OPC (including our www.european-opc.com website) shall remain at all times vested in us or our licensors. You are permitted to use this material only as expressly authorised by us.
- COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS
3.1. The European-OPC may be used only for lawful purposes and in a lawful manner. You agree to comply with all applicable laws, statutes, and regulations regarding the European-OPC.
3.2. You acknowledge and agree that the material and content contained within or provided as part of the European-OPC is made available for your personal non-commercial use only and that you may download such material and content onto only one computer hard drive for such purpose. Any other use of such material and content is strictly prohibited. You agree not to (and agree not to assist or facilitate any third party to) copy, reproduce, transmit, publish, display, distribute, commercially exploit, tamper with, or create derivative works of such material and content.
3.3. Participants in the European-OPC tournament events must be aged 18 years or over and proof of identification (driver’s licence or passport) is required at tournament entry. Online registration is not available to individuals residing in the United States of America or in any territory where online gambling is not licensed.
3.4. It is the participant’s responsibility to know the law of their country regarding gambling prohibitions.
- NO WARRANTY
4.1. We will endeavour to provide the European-OPC using our reasonable skill and care.
4.2. We make no further warranty or representation, whether expressly or implied, in relation to the European-OPC. All implied warranties or conditions of satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose, completeness, or accuracy are hereby excluded.
4.3. We make no warranty that the European-OPC will meet your requirements or will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free, that defects will be corrected, that the www.european-opc.com website or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs or represent the full functionality, accuracy, reliability of the materials, or as to results or the accuracy of any information obtained by you through the European-OPC.
- LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
5.1. You agree that your use of the European-OPC in any state or form is at your sole risk.
5.2. We shall not be liable in contract, tort, negligence, or otherwise for any loss or damage whatsoever arising from or in any way connected to your use of the European-OPC in any connection, whether direct or indirect, including, without limitation, damage to or loss of business, loss of profits, business interruption, loss of business information, or any other pecuniary or consequential loss (even where we have been notified by you of the possibility of such loss or damage).
5.3. Nothing in these terms, conditions and/or rules shall exclude or limit our liability for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence or that of our servants, agents or employees, for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation or for any other liability that it is unlawful to exclude or limit.
6.1. You agree fully to indemnify, defend and hold us, and our officers, directors, employees, agents, and suppliers, harmless immediately on demand, from and against all claims, liabilities, damages, losses, costs, and expenses, including legal fees, arising out of any breach of these terms, conditions and/or rules by you or any other liabilities arising out of your use of the European-OPC in any way, shape or form.
7.1. We may terminate your participation in and/or any other use by you of the European-OPC if we believe that you have breached any of these terms, conditions and/or rules or acted in a manner inconsistent with the spirit of any of them or if, for any reason, we discontinue to provide the European-OPC.
7.2. You acknowledge that we do not have to give you prior notice of any such termination.
- REFUNDS & CANCELLATION
8.1. Our goal is to effectively and fairly serve those members registered with the European-OPC. We will not refund registration fees, if there are any.
9.1. We reserve the right to withdraw the European-OPC wholly or in parts at any time, and will not be liable to you as a result of any such action.
9.2. If any part of these terms, conditions and/or rules shall be deemed unlawful, void, or, for any reason, unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed to be severable from these terms, conditions and rules and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any of the remaining provisions of these terms, conditions and rules.
9.3. No waiver by us of any of these terms, conditions and/or rules shall be construed as a waiver of any preceding or succeeding breach of any of these terms, conditions and/or rules.
9.4. Unless otherwise expressly stated, nothing in these terms, conditions and/or rules shall create or confer any rights or any other benefits whether pursuant to the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 or otherwise in favour of any person other than you and us.
9.5. Nothing in these terms, conditions and/or rules shall be construed as creating any agency, partnership, or any other form of joint enterprise between you and us.
9.6. These terms, conditions and rules contain the entire agreement between you and us relating to the European-OPC. You, as the participant or user, confirm that, in agreeing to accept these terms, conditions and rules, you have not relied on any representation save insofar as the same has expressly been made a representation in these terms, conditions and/or rules. You agree that you shall have no remedy in respect of any misrepresentation that has not become a term of these terms, conditions and/or rules save that your agreement shall not apply in respect of any fraudulent or negligent misrepresentation whether or not such term has become a term of these terms, conditions and/or rules.
9.7. We recommend that you print a copy of these terms, conditions and rules for future reference.
9.8. The sponsor(s) of the European-OPC promotions reserve(s) the right (at any time) to cancel, modify, or suspend a promotion if, in the judgement of the sponsor(s), the promotion cannot be conducted as specified. Further, the sponsor(s) reserve(s) the right to award a monetary prize in equal or greater value than the main prize in place of the main prize, at its sole discretion. The value of the main prize shall be determined on the basis of its actual value and not on any potential value or prize receivable as a consequence of the main prize.
9.9 We may transfer our rights and obligations under these terms, conditions and rules to another organisation. We will always tell you in writing if this happens and we will ensure that the transfer will not affect your rights under the contract.
10.1. These terms, conditions and rules shall be governed by the law of England and Wales, where licensing dictates and you irrevocably submit to the jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales, except that if you are a resident of Northern Ireland you may also bring proceedings in Northern Ireland and if you are resident of Scotland you may also bring proceedings in Scotland.
- TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION
11.1. The European-OPC reserves the right to refuse anyone entry into the tournament without explanation.
11.2. Entry into the European-OPC tournament refers to all events in the then current season. Please see our www.european-opc.com website for details. Positive proof of age and identification, in the form of a driver’s licence or passport, will need to be provided on the date of a tournament event in line with legal requirements and EU or British Casino Association guidelines.
11.3. We will consult with the relevant national Country Manager throughout the relevant national European-OPC tournament, ensuring the smooth running of the event and complete adherence to EU or British Casino Association guidelines.
11.4. WE shall appoint a Tournament Director for each national European-OPC tournament, who will take responsibility for the running of the tournament and who will consult with us as appropriate throughout all tournament events.
11.5. Each national European-OPC tournament will feature one entry per person, per event. We do not accept teams, substitutes, transfers, or assisted play. There shall be no refunds for any reason.
11.6. We may limit the number of entries into each national European-OPC tournament and may award entries through satellite tournaments, third party marketing arrangements, and/or other promotional activities to make sure multiple options to qualify for the finals are offered in different places and times.
11.7. If winnings are in play, those who win are responsible for any and all taxes, licences, registrations, and other fees that may be applicable.
11.8. Winners must show a valid picture identification in order to collect a prize.
11.9. None of our employees, our contractors hired for the operation of the European-OPC, or the immediate family members of any such employees at director level (as determined by us in our sole but reasonable discretion) are eligible to play in any European-OPC tournament events, unless approved in advance by us. Immediate family is defined as: spouse, children and any relatives or other persons residing in the employee’s place of residence.
11.10. Individuals who are excluded from casino facilities, either through a casino or government initiative or by their own request, are not eligible to participate.
11.11. Each participant must certify their eligibility to participate.
11.12. By submitting an electronic registration form to the European-OPC for registration and/or participation in the European-OPC, such persons agree to these rules in their entirety.
11.13. Participants must register online prior to the start of each European-OPC tournament event, subject to availability. Members of the European-OPC must be aged 18 years or over and proof of identification – driver’s licence or passport – will be required upon arrival at a live European-OPC tournament event.
11.14. Registration will be available to anyone who is eligible to participate according to all applicable laws and the applicable terms, conditions and rules as required by us. Registration will be available at our www.european-opc.com website or at the tournament venue. By registering for a European-OPC tournament event, you agree to allow us to communicate with you.
11.15. Registrations on the European-OPC are subject to a player certifying their player status as participant. A participant is defined as someone who wants to participate in a European-OPC tournament event.
11.16. Entries will be recorded in accordance with EU or British Casino Association guidelines.
- TOURNAMENT SCHEDULING
12.1. The European-OPC tournament start times at venues are to be adhered to strictly.
12.2. We may cancel, modify, relocate, or reschedule the European-OPC tournament for any reason with prior notification to the appropriate gaming regulators, where and if required.
12.3. We are not responsible for electronic transmission errors or delays resulting in omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorised access to or alterations of entry materials, technical, hardware, software, or telephone failures of any kind, lost or unavailable connections, fraud, incomplete, garbled, or delayed computer transmissions, whether caused by any participants in or users of the European-OPC or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilised in the promotion or by any technical or human error that may occur in the processing of submissions that may limit, restrict, or prevent any player’s ability to participate in any European-OPC tournament event.
12.4. We are not responsible for any injuries or losses arising or resulting from any participation in or use of the European-OPC and we are not liable in the event of any equipment or software malfunction.
12.5. If any European-OPC tournament event cannot run as planned for any reason, including infection by computer viruses, bugs, tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes within or beyond our control that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the tournament, we reserve the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the tournament.
- TOURNAMENT INTEGRITY
13.1. We may impose penalties, but not a financial penalty, upon any person who gives, makes, issues, authorises or endorses any statement or action having, or designed to have, an effect prejudicial or detrimental to the best interests of any European-OPC tournament as determined by us in our sole but reasonable discretion.
This may include but shall not be limited to expulsion from any European-OPC tournament event and venue, forfeiture of a player’s entry fee(s) and/or loss of the right to participate in that or any other European-OPC tournament, subject to the authorisation of the relevant Tournament Director.
13.2. We may disqualify any person for any prize based upon fraud, dishonesty, violation of promotional rules or other misconduct while at any European-OPC tournament venue or otherwise occurring in relation to any European-OPC tournament event or as otherwise reasonable or necessary for the European-OPC to comply with applicable regulations.
13.3. Any attempt by any person to deliberately damage any programme or to undermine the legitimate operation of the European-OPC and/or any European-OPC tournament event(s) may be a violation of criminal and/or civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, we reserve the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent of the law.
13.4. All decisions regarding the interpretation of player eligibility and the scheduling and staging of European-OPC tournaments lie solely with us.
13.5. At the European-OPC tournament venues, all decisions regarding the interpretation of the European-OPC rules and penalties for misconduct lie with us in our sole but reasonable discretion, in consultation with the relevant Tournament Director. Decisions are final.
13.6. All our employees will use reasonable commercial efforts in the decision-making process with the Tournament Director, with the understanding that the ‘best interests of the game and fairness’ shall be a priority. Unusual circumstances can, on occasion, dictate that the technical interpretation of the International Poker Rules be balanced against the interest of fairness.
13.7. All applicable European-OPC tournament rules and all changes in the rules and event descriptions for European-OPC tournament events during any given season will be available at tournament venues and on our www.european-opc.com website.
13.8. When any situation arises that is not covered by the International Poker Rules, we and the relevant Tournament Director shall have the authority to render a judgement, including the imposition of a penalty, but not a financial penalty, keeping fairness, the best interests of the players, and the flow of the relevant European-OPC tournament a priority.
- PLAYER LIKENESS AND IMAGE
14.1. Prior to entering and playing in any European-OPC tournament event, each participant must submit a Player Participant Release Form. Failure to do so may, if we in our sole but reasonable discretion see fit to do so, subject the player to immediate disqualification at any point during the relevant European-OPC tournament. If the player is disqualified, he/she shall forfeit all entry fees and not be entitled to any, if
present, tournament prize monies or any other prize consideration that he/she may have qualified for at the point of disqualification.
14.2. European-OPC tournament participants may wear one item of apparel with a logo no larger than six square inches in size. We reserve the right at all times to change the logo size limit, ban the wearing/display of any or all logos, or to ban any apparel or other means of advertising that contains obscene images or words or is otherwise deemed objectionable by us in our sole but reasonable discretion. The relevant Tournament Director also reserves the right to exclude any individual(s) from any European-OPC tournament event who is/are acting in a disruptive or inappropriate manner.
14.3. The national European-OPC Final winners and the European-OPC Grand Final winner may qualify to participate in a Millions, World Poker Tour or World Series of Poker event (the Professional Events) through the European-OPC. They will be required to wear European-OPC approved branded apparel or the branded apparel of any other company at our sole but reasonable discretion, throughout their period of participation in those Professional Events. Failure to abide by this rule may lead to the removal of the Professional Events prize (zero-tolerance policy).
14.4. Those who have qualified for any national European-OPC Final will be required to participate in media-related activities wearing European-OPC approved branded apparel or the branded apparel of any other company at our sole but reasonable discretion, for a period of six months following their participation in the European-OPC tournament events. Those who win the National-OPC Final, the European-OPC Grand Final or any of the Professional Events will be similarly required to participate in media-related activities wearing European-OPC approved branded apparel or the branded apparel of any other company at our sole but reasonable discretion, for a period of six months following their last game.
- TOURNAMENT PRIZES AND SEATING
15.1. Prizes and entries are non-transferable. The European-OPC tournament events will not support or facilitate any form of deal making.
15.2. Prize structures (if available) depend upon the number of entrants and the type of event entered. We shall not retain a fee for running any of the European-OPC tournament events.
15.3. Entrants to the European-OPC tournament events will be assigned to a table and seat through random computer selection. We reserve the right to switch to manual seating and reseating if needed for any reason.
15.4. Players not in their allotted seat when the first hand is dealt shall have their chips put into play and will be eligible to join the relevant European-OPC tournament event at any point providing they still have chips remaining. They will not be able to claim a refund of their entry fee.
15.5. Players who have made us aware that they will not be able to participate in any European-OPC tournament event prior to the start of the event will be removed from the player list and be eligible for a credit of their entry fee, to be taken at one of the next offered European-OPC tournament events.
15.6. We will be able to assign seats to alternates during the first two levels of play. Alternates will join the event with the tournament starting chip stack and they will be required to take the first available seat allocated to them. Alternates will be required to post a dead big and small blind on joining their first table.
15.7. Non-value chips are used for European-OPC tournament play.
15.8. Non-value chips used for any European-OPC tournament event are the exclusive property of the tournament venue and may not be removed from the tournament area.
15.9. We reserves the right to cancel, change or modify any European-OPC tournament event or the structure of any European-OPC tournament event at any time, for any reason, subject to all applicable regulatory approval, provided that such modification shall not, as of the date of such modification, materially alter or change any participants’ prizes already awarded.
- INTERNATIONAL POKER RULES
16.1 The European-OPC plays by the International Poker Rules (www.internationalpokerrules.com), possibly in combination with the latest international adjustments. The European-OPC likes to educate players from the start that one can have fun while playing by the rules. For those who would like to go pro in the future, it is important to learn to play by international standards, which is why each European-OPC tournament event will be played according to the International Poker Rules.
A player must be in or at their seat to have a live hand.
(Showdown) all cards will be turned face up once a player is all in and all action is complete.
The one-player-to-a-hand rule will be enforced.
The English-only rule will be enforced during the play of hands. Cards and chips must be visibly displayed at all times.
However, to have fun while playing is the most important rule 😉