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Code of Conduct

By registering and playing Soccer Manager you hereby agree to the following Code of Conduct.

It is your responsibility to know, understand and abide by this Code of Conduct.

The following rules are not meant to be exhaustive, and Soccer Manager reserves the right to determine which conduct it considers to be outside the spirit of the game and to take such disciplinary measures as it sees fit up to and including termination and deletion of the account.

1. Usernames

Each user is required to choose a name on registering and this can then be seen by others using the site. In particular, you may not use any username:

  1. Belonging to another person with the intent to impersonate that person;
  2. Referring to and/or trying to impersonate Soccer Manager or any of its products, including the SMFA;
  3. That incorporates vulgar language or which are otherwise offensive, defamatory, obscene, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
  4. Related to drugs, sex, alcohol, or criminal activity.

If Soccer Manager finds such a name to be offensive or improper, it may, in its sole and absolute discretion, change the name, and take the appropriate action against and/or suspend your account.

2. Multiple Accounts

You are only allowed one club in any Game World. If Soccer Manager believe that you have more than one account in any Game World (linked to point 3), it may, in its sole and absolute discretion, take the appropriate action against and/or suspend your account.

3. Transfer Market

There are numerous ways in which you could be deemed to have broken the rules in relation to the transfer market:

  1. Using multiple accounts (linked to point 2) to manipulate the transfer market (also linked to points 3b, 3c, 3d & 3e);
  2. Agreeing to sell a player to another manager in one Game World in return to them selling you a player in another Game Worlds;
  3. Joining a Game World you are currently a manager in or a friend is a manager in to prevent another manager from purchasing a player (linked to point 2);
  4. Joining a Game World you are currently a manager in or a friend is a manager in to release a player as a free agent so that they can be purchased by another club (linked to point 2);
  5. Joining a Game World you are currently a manager in or a friend is a manager in to transfer a player in/out to benefit one club (linked to point 2);
  6. Planning to leave a Game World you are currently a manager in and transfer a player in/out to benefit one club, and then resign from the club in question once the transfer is completed (linked to point 2);

If Soccer Manager believe that you have broken the rules in relation to the transfer market, it may, in its sole and absolute discretion, take the appropriate action against and/or suspend your account.

4. Match Results

There are numerous ways in which you could be classed as breaking the rules in relation to match results:

  1. Joining a Game World you are currently a manager in or a friend is a manager in to fix results by playing a weakened team (linked to point 2);
  2. Joining a Game World you are currently a manager in or a friend is a manager in to fix results by playing players out of position (linked to point 2).

If Soccer Manager believe that you have broken the rules in relation to the match results, it may, in its sole and absolute discretion, take the appropriate action against and/or suspend your account.

5. Loans

If Soccer Manager believe that you have joined a Game World you are currently a manager in or a friend is a manager in to loan in/out players to save the club money in relation to wages (linked to point 2), it may, in its sole and absolute discretion, take the appropriate action against and/or suspend your account.

6. Club Hopping

If Soccer Manager believe that you are club hopping (relation to points 2 to 5), it may, in its sole and absolute discretion, take the appropriate action against and/or suspend your account.

7. Custom Game World

If you are the owner of a Custom Game World you cannot abuse the privileges which go with it by:

  1. Making threats towards another manager to conduct transfers with you;
  2. Threatening to sack any manager or are abusive towards them in the hope that they resign;
  3. Requesting a manager to buy a player from your club or sell a player to your club if you allow them to enter your Custom Game World.

If Soccer Manager believe that you have abused the privileges which go with a Custom Game World, it may, in its sole and absolute discretion, take the appropriate action against and/or suspend your account.

8. Private Messages

The following forms of Private Message are deemed as unacceptable:

  1. Threatening in nature;
  2. Harass, threaten, or cause distress or discomfort;
  3. Incorporates vulgar language or which are otherwise offensive, defamatory, obscene, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
  4. Related to drugs, sex, alcohol, or criminal activity;
  5. Impersonate the SMFA or any other Soccer Manager employee.

If Soccer Manager believe that you have sent unacceptable Private Messages, it may, in its sole and absolute discretion, take the appropriate action against and/or suspend your account.

9. Game World Newspaper

The following newspaper articles are deemed as unacceptable:

  1. Threatening in nature;
  2. Harass, threaten, or cause distress or discomfort;
  3. Incorporates vulgar language or which are otherwise offensive, defamatory, obscene, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
  4. Related to drugs, sex, alcohol, or criminal activity;
  5. Impersonate the SMFA or any other Soccer Manager employee.

If Soccer Manager believe that you have written unacceptable newspaper articles, it may, in its sole and absolute discretion, take the appropriate action against and/or suspend your account.

10. Errors/Loopholes

If Soccer Manager believe that you have exploited any errors or loopholes within the site to gain an unfair advantage over other members, it may, in its sole and absolute discretion, take the appropriate action against and/or suspend your account.

21 February, 2011

We may at any time revise these terms and conditions without notice.

Please check regularly.

Continued use of Soccer Manager after a change has been made is your acceptance of the change.