Welcome to the MLB Online Store. Please read the following terms and conditions (“Terms and Conditions”) carefully before using this website. By using this website or any sub-site accessible on this website, the user ("user" or "you") accepts, without limitation or qualification, the terms set out below and any additional terms set out in any sub-site. If you do not agree to these terms you should exit the website.
Ownership and Operation
The Terms and Conditions contain the terms applicable to you and your access to and use of this website, mlbshopeurope.com, including the mobile version and any successor site(s), regardless of how accessed (collectively, the "MLB Online Store").
The MLB Online Store is operated by Fanatics (International) Limited ("Fanatics") and any contract you enter into via the MLB Online Store is with Fanatics. Fanatics is a company incorporated in England and Wales with company number 5933624 whose registered office is at Greengate, Middleton, Manchester, M24 1FD. Fanatics’s VAT number is 125688644.
We operate the MLB Online Store on behalf of MLB Advanced Media, L.P. and/or its affiliated entities ("Partner Entities"), including:
- The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball ("BOC"), its Bureaus, Committees, Subcommittees and Councils
- The Major League Baseball Clubs ("Clubs")
- Major League Baseball Properties, Inc.
The MLB Network, LLC, each of their subsidiaries or affiliated entities, any entity which, now or in the future, controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with the Clubs or the BOC and the owners, general and limited partners, shareholders, directors, officers, employees and agents of the above entities.
When referenced in these Terms and Conditions, the terms "we," "us" or "our" include Fanatics, Fanatics’ affiliates and the Partner Entities.
You will need to register at the MLB Online Store to place an order for products through this website.
In return for allowing you to use the MLB Online Store website and benefiting from our services, you agree that any information you provide us about yourself at any time will be true, accurate, current and complete and that you will ensure that this information is kept accurate and up to date. If incorrect information is supplied, any contractual obligation we have to you shall be immediately null and void.
Conditions of Registration
If you are under 18, you must ask your parents or a guardian before you:
1. E-mail the website, or ask us to e-mail anything to you;
2. Send in any information to the MLB Online Store;
3. Buy anything online
By continuing to use this website and any of the services offered, you are confirming that you have received the consent of your parents or a guardian. PLEASE NOTE that all minors are recommended to discuss these terms and conditions with their parents before they complete the registration process.
In situations where we give you the option to subscribe to our email service which will update you with news or information which it considers to be of interest to you, your use of the content received through the email service will be subject to these Terms and Conditions.
These Terms and Conditions and any contracts made under them are governed by and shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales whose courts shall be courts of non-exclusive competent jurisdiction.
Website Terms and Conditions
All content included on this website including but not limited to website design, text, graphics, audio clips, visual clips, logos, button icons and the selection and arrangement thereof is the property of Fanatics or its content suppliers and is protected by UK and international copyright laws.
All software used on this website is the property of Fanatics and is protected by UK and international copyright laws ALL RIGHTS ARE RESERVED. Permission is granted to electronically copy and to print in hard copy portions of this website for the purposes of placing an order with us and using this website as a shopping resource only. Any other use of materials on this website including but not limited to reproduction for purposes other than those noted above, modification, distribution, transmission, broadcasting, republication, downloading or uploading without our prior written permission is strictly prohibited.
Notification of Copyright Infringement
We will, in appropriate circumstances, terminate the accounts of users who infringe the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that your work has been used or copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our Legal Department with a notice (“Notice”) containing the following elements:
· A physical or electronic signature of the person authorised to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest that is alleged to have been infringed;
· A description of the copyrighted work or works that you claim have been infringed and which you request to be removed from the site;
· A description of the location of the material that you claim is being infringed;
· Information sufficient to permit us to contact you, such as your physical address, telephone number and e-mail address;
· A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the use of the material identified in your Notice in the manner complained of is not authorised by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
· A statement by you that the information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or are authorised to act on the copyright owner's behalf.
You can notify us of any claims of copyright infringement at the following address:
The MLB Online Store
Attn: Legal Department
You acknowledge and agree that trademarks included on this website shall remain, at all times vested in the MLB Online Store, Fanatics or any third-party proprietor (as applicable). You further undertake not to use any such trademarks without the prior written consent of the MLB Online Store, Fanatics or any third-party proprietor. The MLB Online Store logo is an official trade mark of the MLB Online Store and is the subject of extensive trade mark registration worldwide.
For further information on intellectual property matters contact our Legal Department:
The MLB Online Store
Attn: Legal Department
Content Supplied by Users
If you send communications or materials to this website by electronic mail or otherwise, concerning any comments, questions, suggestions or the like, all such communications are, and will be treated as, non-confidential and non-proprietary. Thus, you give up any claim that any use of such material infringes any of your rights including without limitation moral rights, proprietary rights or any other right, including the right to approve the way in which we use such material.
Any material submitted to this website, may be adapted, broadcast, changed, copied, disclosed, licensed, performed, posted, published, sold, transmitted or used on a royalty free basis by us anywhere in the world, in any medium, in perpetuity.
Amending the Terms and Conditions of Use
We may add to, change or remove any part of these Terms and Conditions at any time. When material changes are made to the Terms and Conditions, a notice will be published on the MLB Online Store notifying users that such changes have been made. By continuing to use this website after the publication of such a notice, you are indicating your acceptance of those changes. We may add, change, discontinue, remove or suspend any other content displayed on this website, including features and specifications of products and services described or depicted on the website, temporarily or permanently, at any time, without notice and without liability.
Use of the Site
You agree that you will only use our website in a way which is consistent with the Terms and Conditions and which complies with applicable laws and regulations. In particular you agree that you will not use this website to upload or send any material which contains software viruses or other codes, files or programmes designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software, hardware or telecommunications equipment or in any other manner which would interfere with or disrupt this website. You acknowledge that this website and any goods that you obtain from our website are provided for your personal use only and may not be used for any commercial purposes or distributed commercially without our permission.
We may provide links to websites owned by Fanatics and associated companies from time to time and/or websites that are owned by third parties that are not connected with Fanatics including other websites owned by Fanatics. All links are provided for your convenience only. Access to websites that are owned by third parties is at your own risk and neither the MLB Online Store or Fanatics shall have any responsibility or liability for such third-party websites.
We will use all reasonable endeavours to ensure that this website is fully operational at all times. However we cannot guarantee that the website will be fault free. In particular, access to this website may be interrupted or restricted to allow for emergency or routine repairs or maintenance to be carried out or the introduction of new facilities or services.
Furthermore, by using this website and any sub-site, you acknowledge and agree that the Internet uses elements and relies upon services, input and facilities which are not within our control if we are totally or partially prevented or delayed in the performance of any of its obligations in providing a particular service, such a situation will constitute a 'force majeure' and we shall be excused the performance for so long as such a situation endures.
For the purposes of these Terms and Conditions, the term 'force majeure' shall be deemed to include any cause affecting the performance of our obligations arising from or attributable to acts, events, omissions or accidents beyond our reasonable control, in particular, but not by way of limitation, shall include strikes, lock-outs, other industrial action, actual or threatened terrorist action, civil commotion, riot, crowd disorder, invasion, war, threat or preparation for war, fire, technical or power failure, software, hardware or telecommunication or other network failures, interruptions, disruptions or malfunctions, explosions, storm, flood, earthquake, subsidence, structural damage, epidemic or other natural or physical disaster, any legislation, regulation, rule or ruling of government, court or any competent authority.
We reserve the right to restrict, suspend or terminate your use of this website or any of our services at any time if we believe, in our absolute discretion, that you have breached these Terms and Conditions.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold Fanatics, the MLB Online Store, all of their associate companies, their directors, employees, information providers, licensors and licensees, officers and partners, (collectively, the "Indemnified Parties") harmless from and against any and all liability and costs (including, without limitation, legal fees and costs), incurred by the Indemnified Parties in connection with any claim arising out of any breach by you of these Terms and Conditions. You will co-operate as fully as reasonably required by us or the MLB Online Store, as the case may be, in defence of any claim. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defence and control of any matter and you shall not in any event settle any matter without our written consent.
We may amend this website and our services in any way and at any time with or without notice to you.
Complaints and Comments
If you have any complaints or comments about our website or any of the products supplied to you, please contact the MLB Online Store through the Contact Us section on the website. Alternatively, you can call us Monday-Friday between 8am and 8pm local UK time. UK customers should call +44 (0) 330 053 6749.
Limitation of Liability
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable laws, none of the MLB Online Store or Fanatics nor any of their respective directors, employees, affiliates or other representatives will be liable for loss or damages arising out of or in connection with the use of, or inability to use, the materials in and/or facilities or services offered through this website, including, but not limited to, indirect or consequential loss or damages, loss of data, income, profit or opportunity, loss of or damage to property and claims of third parties, even if the MLB Online Store and/or Fanatics have been advised of the possibility of such loss or damages or such loss or damages were reasonably foreseeable. If this clause is unenforceable in whole or in part in any jurisdiction due to relevant laws, then in no event shall our total liability to you for all damages, losses, and claims (whether in contract, tort (including, but not limited to, negligence), or otherwise) exceed the amount paid by you, if any, for accessing this website.
This website and its contents are provided without any representations or warranties of any kind, either express or implied. Fanatics and the MLB Online Store disclaim all representations and warranties, including by way of example but not limitation, as to fitness for a particular purpose, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable laws. In addition, Fanatics and the MLB Online Store do not represent or warrant that the information and/or facilities accessible via this website are accurate, complete or current, or that this website will be free of defects, including, but not limited to, viruses or other harmful elements. The user of this website assumes all costs arising as a result of the use of this website.
We make no representation that materials on this site are appropriate or available for use in other locations, and accessing them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. Customers who access this website from locations outside the United Kingdom do so at their own risk and on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, to the extent that any local laws are applicable. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall in any way be deemed to restrict or affect your statutory rights under English law.
Terms and Conditions of Purchase
Your order is accepted and a contract is formed when we despatch the goods you have ordered and not before. For instance, a contract is not formed at the point when we take payment for the goods you have ordered, nor when you receive our confirmation of your order. Until the goods are despatched we may reject, and you may cancel, the order.
Exceptions apply to orders for personalised items and goods made to your order which, in most cases, cannot be cancelled by you once you have received email confirmation of your order. Following formation of the contract we shall continue to own any goods ordered until we have received payment in full from you even though the goods may have already been delivered to you.
Any goods supplied will conform to the contract.
The Help Section tells you how to order and pay for products. It also addresses any questions you might have about delivery of your products, your right to cancel orders or return faulty products to us and our quality assurance.
Please note that any promotions/offers on the website cannot be used in conjunction with any other discounts.
Fanatics reserves the right to decline orders for bulk or high value purchases and to change price and availability information without notice.
Pre-Ordering items from the MLB Online Store
We will pre-authorise and charge for all pre-ordered items at the time the order is placed. The reason is to ensure that stock is allocated against your order. It is also sometimes necessary for the customer to confirm details contained within the order.
From time to time, MLB Shop Europe will run competitions to win prizes including game tickets, signed merchandise, gift vouchers and featured products available from the store. The below terms and conditions will apply to all such competitions.
- Competitions are open to participants over the age of 18. If you are younger than 18, you should obtain permission from your parents or guardian before entering the competition. Prize draws are not open to employees of the Promoters, their families, agencies and anyone to whom they are professionally connected.
- Only one entry may be recorded per person. The winner will be randomly drawn from the qualifying competition entrants.
- The winner(s) will be informed after midday (GMT) on the closing date of the competition. If the winner cannot be contacted, fails to confirm acceptance of the prize or cannot make use of the prize for any reason, the Promoters reserve the rights to select an alternative winner.
- The Promoters decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
- The prize is non-transferable and no cash alternative will be given.
- The winner(s) agrees not to sell, offer to sell or use the prize for any commercial or promotional purpose (including placing the prize on an internet auction site).
- By entering you agree that if you are chosen as a prize winner, you will allow the Promoter to use your name, photograph, video, voice recording and general location for their publicity and news purposes during this and any future promotions or advertising.
- The Promoters reserve the right to change, alter or withdraw the competition at any time.
- To the maximum extent permitted by the law, the Promoters shall not be liable for any claims or actions of any kind whatsoever for damages or losses to persons and property which may be sustained in connection with the receipt, ownership and/or use of the prize.
- The Promoter will use the information which you provide or which we obtain from our dealings with you, to administer the competition. We may also use it to tell you about our products and offers, and for market research including analysis and development of our products and customer relationships.
- Acceptance of the rules is a condition of entry and the entry instructions form part of the rules.
- If any of these terms and conditions are found by a competent court or other competent authority to be void or unenforceable, that term or condition shall be deemed to be deleted and the remaining terms and conditions shall continue in full force and effect.
- These terms and conditions shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of England. Any dispute arising is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction on the courts of England. Promoter: Fanatics, Greengate, Middleton, Manchester, M24 1FD.
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