Terms and Conditions
1.1 Introduction.Welcome to the Chelsea FC viagogo Ticket Exchange (the "Site"). These Terms and Conditions ("Agreement") list the terms of the agreement between you ("You") and viagogo AG ("viagogo" or "We" or "Us") for the buying and selling of tickets ("Tickets"), and all other services that We provide (the "Services"). By using our Site, You agree to accept this Agreement.
1.2 Ticketing Exchange. viagogo provides a service that allows current season ticket holders of tickets for Chelsea Football Club ("CFC") home matches in any category ("CFC Season Ticket Holders"), including without limitation corporate and box season ticket holders, and members of the Chelsea "True Blue" membership club ("CFC Members") who want to buy tickets ("Buyers") to find CFC Season Ticket Holders who want to sell tickets ("Sellers"). viagogo does not take title to the underlying ticket and the actual transactions are between the Buyers and Sellers. viagogo only verifies the tickets that are sold and purchased and provides payment and fulfillment services.
1.3 Modification. If We change this Agreement, We shall post a revised version of this Agreement, which shall automatically replace the terms of this Agreement. The revised version of this Agreement is automatically effective seven (7) days after it is initially posted on the Site. Your continued use of the Site and the Services following viagogo's posting of a revised Agreement will constitute Your acceptance of the revised Agreement. If You do not agree with the terms of this Agreement or any revised version of this Agreement, do not continue to use the Services or this Site.
2. Member Activity
2.1 Requirements. To be a member of this Site, You must agree to accept the terms in this Agreement. You may only use the Services if You can legally enter into and form binding contracts. If You do not qualify, do not use the Services.
2.2 Registration. We will not allow You to buy or sell tickets before You have registered with Us through CFC. Only CFC Season Ticket Holders and CFC Members may be registered as Buyers. Only CFC Season Ticket Holders may be registered as Sellers. Both Buyers and Sellers must provide their real name, address, phone number, and email address.
2.3 Username and Password. You will need a username and password to access the Site and use the Services. You are responsible for maintaining the security of your username and password and You are responsible for any action taken under your username or password.
2.4 Listing. At present, Sellers may only list and sell tickets to CFC home FAPL matches. To sell tickets, a Seller lists the tickets in the viagogo database. The Seller's season ticket information will be pre-loaded, including the seat location and price. The Seller has to provide information such as the match, sale end date and any applicable ticket splitting, all in accordance with the process outlined in the help pages. You also grant to viagogo a non-exclusive, transferable, worldwide, paid-up, royalty-free right and license to reproduce, modify, adapt, publish and display on the Site your descriptions of tickets listed for sale. This is so we can promote the sale of tickets and items that You list for sale.
2.5 VAT on Seller Proceeds. The Seller is responsible for determining whether it/he/she is required to account for VAT on the sale of the ticket. viagogo takes no responsibility for such issues. Note that this is separate from any VAT viagogo is required to charge on its fees.
2.6 Pricing Formats. If a Seller posts a ticket for sale on viagogo, the option is provided to sell that ticket in a fixed price format only.
2.7 Making an Offer. A member who wants to buy a ticket first searches the viagogo database for tickets listed by Sellers that match the Buyer's desired tickets. Once the Buyer finds a matching ticket, the Buyer notifies viagogo with an "offer" that the Buyer is willing to purchase the ticket. As a Buyer, You grant viagogo permission to charge your credit card, debit card, PayPal account, or bank account for the purchase of the selected tickets.
2.8 Payment Authorisation When We receive an offer by credit or debit card, We obtain an authorisation from the Buyer's credit or debit card equal to the price, booking fees and delivery fee for the tickets. We will also add VAT on our fees as applicable. The authorisation will remain on the Buyer's credit or debit card until the sale is completed or the order is cancelled. When We receive an offer by PayPal, We will obtain an authorisation from the Buyer's PayPal account equal to the price, booking fees and delivery fee for the tickets. We will also add VAT on our fees as applicable. When We receive an offer by bank transfer, We will check to see if the bank account is valid.
2.9 Seller's Confirmation. Once we obtain an authorisation from the Buyer this means that a Seller has a successful transaction. viagogo will then confirm the order within one (1) business day. This confirms to the Seller that the Buyer is willing to pay the listed price, booking fees, delivery fees, and taxes on our fees. The Seller's card will be deactivated and will not be usable for the relevant match.
2.10 Collecting Payment. Upon confirmation, We collect payment from the Buyer for the listed price, booking fees, delivery fees, and taxes on our fees. At no time do We provide the Buyer's payment information to the Seller. The money is paid to us, and the Seller is compensated for the sale according to their selected payment method and the payment policy in the help pages.
2.11 Ticket Fulfilment. Once the Seller lists tickets for sale and a Buyer purchases the tickets, the Seller's tickets will be cancelled. The Buyer will receive their tickets by pickup at Stamford Bridge on match day, or by any other fulfillment mechanism determined by viagogo and CFC.
2.12 Seller Payment. The Seller will be paid twenty-one (21) days after the relevant game has taken place.
We reserve the right to withhold payment if We have a good faith basis to believe such sales were unlawful or otherwise made in material violation of this agreement.
2.13 Ticket Information. Event dates, times, venues and subject matter, which are listed on the ticket, may change. It is up to the Buyer to verify the most recent changes by contacting the box office or referring to official listings for any changes.
2.14 Dispute Resolution. After receiving the tickets, if a Buyer is dissatisfied with any part of the purchase the Buyer must follow the rules for dispute resolution outlined in our viagogo Guarantee as specified in our help pages.
3. Your warranties to Us
3.1 Accurate Descriptions. For all tickets You list as the Seller, You warrant that Your descriptions of the tickets accurately detail and describe the tickets offered for sale. You also warrant that you own the tickets and are authorised to transfer or resell the tickets.
3.2 Other Information. You represent and warrant that any information You provide to us, to other members, or to visitors of the Site (a) is not false, inaccurate, misleading, obscene or defamatory; (b) is not fraudulent; (c) does not involve the sale of counterfeit or stolen items; (d) does not infringe any third party's copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, rights of publicity or privacy, or other right; (e) does not violate any law, statute, ordinance or regulation, including without limitation those governing consumer protection, unfair competition, anti-discrimination or false advertising; and, (f) does not contain any viruses or any programming that is intended to damage, interfere with, intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information.
3.3 Laws and Regulations. You warrant that You will comply with all applicable local, regional, country and international laws, statutes and regulations regarding use of the Site and selling value of the tickets. You warrant that you will also comply with CFC's standard terms and conditions, save that, notwithstanding the restrictions on transfer and resale in such standard terms and conditions, the sale and purchase of Tickets by You in accordance with this Agreement shall not constitute a breach of the same. You warrant that you are over 18 years old and have the legal capacity to make the transaction.
3.4 Indemnity. You agree to indemnify and hold viagogo, CFC, and (if applicable) any parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, solicitors, agents and employees, harmless against all liabilities, costs and expenses (including reasonable solicitors' fees) incurred by viagogo, CFC, and (if applicable) any parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, agents, solicitors and employees that arise out of any claim asserted by a third party that involves, relates to or concerns any of your actions or omissions on this Site.
4. Prohibited and restricted actions
4.1 Double Posting and Removal of Tickets. To post a ticket for sale on viagogo You must first register with the Site. Once a ticket is posted, We strongly discourage posting that ticket for sale elsewhere. If you give your ticket to another individual or family member you are required to remove your ticket from the Site immediately. As long as the posting remains listed on viagogo, the ticket may be bought and if it is bought it will render the holder's card deactivated and unusable for that match.
4.2 Stolen Property. The sale of stolen property on viagogo is strictly forbidden, and violates local, country and international law. viagogo strongly supports law enforcement efforts to recover stolen property that is listed on the Site, and urges the prosecution of those responsible for knowingly attempting to sell such items on viagogo. Stolen property includes items taken from private individuals, as well as property taken without authorisation from companies or governments.
5. Failure to Comply with Terms
5.1 Investigations. We may investigate complaints and violations of our policies. You agree to cooperate fully with such investigations, including without limitation providing Us specific information regarding your right to a ticket, the source of a ticket, your acquisition of a ticket, and the price You paid for a ticket.
5.2 Violations, Termination and Suspension. We may take any action that We deem appropriate in our sole discretion including without limitation issuing a warning, suspending or terminating service, denying access, removing a listing or recommending You edit a listing. You agree that payments owing to You for sales made through this Site may be suspended or delayed and that viagogo is not obligated to pay You for any sales if We have a good faith basis to believe such sales were unlawful or otherwise made in material violation of this agreement. On termination, Your items may be de-listed if You are a Seller and Your purchases may be cancelled if you are a Buyer.
5.3 Disclosure of Information. You agree that viagogo may report any activity that it suspects violates any law or regulation to appropriate law enforcement officials, regulators, or other relevant third parties. viagogo will cooperate to ensure that violators are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
5.4 Making Adjustments. You authorise us to withhold payment or charge your payment guarantee method any amount You owe us if (a) an adjustment is made under our viagogo Guarantee as specified in our help pages; (b) We reasonably believe that You have committed fraud or other illegal act or omission during any buying or selling activity and are asked by any regulatory body to withhold payment or charge your payment guarantee method; (c) You are not able to produce the exact seats that you listed on the Site for a confirmed transaction; (d) You include promotional materials in the ticket shipment; or (e) You otherwise owe us a specific amount. If any of these things happen, We may also deduct from any amount We owe You the amount You owe Us.
6. Warranties and limitations of liability
6.1 No Warranty. Except for the express warranties stated in this agreement, viagogo provides the software, site and services on an "as is" basis and "as available" basis without any warranties of any kind. viagogo makes no warranty with respect to its software, any tickets, any event, the services viagogo provides, or that sellers or buyers will perform as promised, and viagogo expressly disclaims all such warranties, whether express, statutory or implied, including without limitation any warranties of quality, title, non-infringement of third party rights or fitness for a particular purpose. Some jurisdictions do not allow exclusions of implied warranties or limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above exclusion may not apply to you.
6.2 Waiver of Consequential Damages; Liability Limit. viagogo expressly disclaims any responsibility for any lost profits or special, consequential, incidental, or exemplary damages (including without limitation indirect and special damages) that may result from the services, the site, or the suspension, termination or malfunction of the services or the site. viagogo's liability to You or anyone else in any circumstance is limited to the lesser of (a) £200, and (b) the total value of all tickets and other items you bought and/or sold via viagogo during the action allegedly giving rise to liability. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above exclusions or limitations may not apply to you. Under no circumstances is viagogo liable for any additional costs You incur if you purchase tickets from a third party for tickets you were unable to purchase on viagogo.
6.3 Allocation of Risk. You acknowledge and agree that the foregoing disclaimers and limitations of liability represent reasonable allocations of risk, and that the pricing and other terms and conditions of this agreement reflect such allocations of risk.
6.4 Release. We are not involved in the actual transactions between Buyers and Sellers, beyond verifying the tickets that are sold and purchased and the provision of payment and fulfillment services. CFC will not be liable to any user for any refunds of tickets purchased save to the extent expressly set out in the relevant ticket terms and conditions. If You have a dispute with one or more members, You release viagogo, CFC, and all affiliated companies, officers, directors, agents, parents, subsidiaries, legal representatives and employees from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with such dispute.
6.5 Tax Indemnity. You agree that viagogo and CFC are not responsible in any way for the accuracy or suitability of any payment of taxes to any entity on your behalf. You shall indemnify and hold viagogo, CFC, and (if applicable) any parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, agents and employees harmless against all liabilities, costs, interest and expenses (including reasonable solicitors' fees) incurred by viagogo and CFC that arise out of any third party or governmental claim that involves, relates to or concerns (i) any local, regional, country, or international tax obligation or amounts due or owing under any tax regulation, law, order or decree or (ii) any dispute concerning the tax status of viagogo or CFC.
6.6 No Agency. You and viagogo are independent contractors, and no agency, partnership, joint venture, employer-employee or franchisor-franchisee relationship is intended or created by this Agreement.
6.7 Third Party Information. We do not control the information provided by other users which is made available through the Site. You may find other user's information to be offensive, harmful, inaccurate, or deceptive. Please use caution when using the Site and remember that there are risks of dealing with people acting under false pretences. By using this Site, You agree to accept such risks and agree that viagogo is not responsible for the acts or omissions of users on the Site.
6.8 All Sales are Final. All sales and bids are final. No refunds, cancellations or exchanges will be issued for date or time changes, partial performances, or loss.
6.9 Change or Suspension of Site. viagogo reserves the right at any time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Site or any part of the Site with or without notice. You agree that We shall not be liable to You or any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Site or any Services under this agreement, for any reason. We do not guarantee continuous, uninterrupted or secure access to our service, and operation of our Site may be interfered with by numerous factors outside of our control. In addition, the Site could be unavailable during certain periods of time while it is being updated and modified. During this time, the Site will be temporarily unavailable.
6.10 Notices. Except as expressly stated otherwise, all notices to viagogo shall be sent through the email form provided on the Site under the Contact Us link. Our street address is viagogo AG, Avenue industrielle 4-6, 1227 Carouge GE, Switzerland
. Except as expressly stated otherwise, all notices to You shall be sent to the email address You provided to us during the registration process. Such notice shall be deemed given one business day after the email is sent.
7. Remaining terms
7.1 Ownership of Intellectual Property. You acknowledge and agree that (i) our patents, trade marks, trade names, service marks, copyrights and other intellectual property (collectively, "Intellectual Property") is and shall remain our sole property, and (ii) nothing in this agreement shall confer in You any right of ownership or license rights in our Intellectual Property. In addition, You shall not now or in the future contest the validity of viagogo's Intellectual Property.
7.2 Copyright. Copyright (c) 2006-2011, viagogo AG. The software and the Site, including without limitation all text, graphics, logos, buttons, images, audio clips, and computer programs, are the property of viagogo or its suppliers, and are protected by country and international copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws. The compilation (meaning the collection, arrangement, and assembly) of all content on the Site is the exclusive property of viagogo and protected by country and international copyright law. Any unauthorised reproduction, modification, distribution, transmission, republication, display, or performance of the software or the content on the Site is strictly prohibited.
7.3 Additional Policies. This Agreement incorporates by reference the following policies and documents also found on this Site:
7.4 Governing Law; Arbitration.
This Agreement shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. You consent to the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of English courts.
7.5 Miscellaneous. This Agreement (and all documents incorporated by reference) constitutes the entire agreement between the parties pertaining to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior agreements and understandings between the parties hereto with respect to the subject matter hereof, whether written or oral. No amendment, modification or supplement of any provision of this Agreement will be valid or effective unless made in accordance with the express terms of this Agreement. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable under any circumstances, its application in any other circumstances and the remaining provisions of this Agreement shall not be affected. You may not assign or transfer this Agreement, or any of its rights or obligations, without the prior written consent of viagogo, which We can refuse in our sole discretion. Nothing in this Agreement is intended to confer benefits, rights or remedies unto any person or entity other than the parties hereto and their successors and permitted assigns. Our suppliers and co-brand partners are third-party beneficiaries of this Agreement. This does not prevent us from varying these terms without reference to them. The title at the beginning of each paragraph of this Agreement is for reference purposes only and in no way defines, limits, construes or describes the scope or extent of such paragraph.