2015 CBSSports.com Football Commissioner
Terms of Use

Effective Date April 23, 2015

CBS Interactive Inc. ("CBSI") provides the 2015 CBSSports.com Football Commissioner Service (the "2015 FBC Service") to you ("you" or "your"), subject to the following 2015 CBSSports.com Football Commissioner Terms of Use ("FBCTOU") which may be updated by CBSI from time to time without notice to you. It is important for you to refer to this FBCTOU from time to time to make sure that you are aware of any additions, revisions, or modifications that we may have made to this FBCTOU. You can review the most current version of this FBCTOU at any time at: http://www.cbssports.com/info/about/tos/fbc. Your use of the 2015 FBC Service constitutes your acceptance of this FBCTOU.

If you are a wireless service subscriber and have a smart phone, tablet or wireless device that allows you to access this 2015 FBC Service, you may use this 2015 FBC Service via any of those devices, however, if you chose to participate via wireless device, you may be charged data rates according to the Terms and Conditions of your wireless Service Agreement with your wireless carrier. Each wireless carrier's rate plan may vary, and users should contact their wireless carrier for information on rate plans and charges relating to your use of this 2015 FBC Service. Mobile and wireless service is offered on an 'as is' basis, may not be available in all areas at all times, and may not continue to work in the event of product, software, coverage or other service changes made by your wireless carrier. Your wireless service carrier may change or discontinue your service, may charge you additional amounts at any time by giving you prior notice and/or it may discontinue service if you disagree to additional charges.

1. Definitions.
  • "CBSSports.com Web Site" means the web site located at the domain "cbssports.com" or other domains as determined in the sole and exclusive discretion of CBSI.
  • "CBS Sports Content" shall mean any and all proprietary images, technology, applications, artwork, copy, information, trademarks, service marks, data, or knowledge or other materials made available to you as part of the 2015 FBC Service.
  • "Registered User" means a person who has successfully completed the registration form and has obtained a User Identification ("ID") and associated password ("Password") on one of the CBSI network of websites which currently include the following: CBSSports.com and/or NCAA.com. There is no charge or payment to become a Registered User.


2. Term, Termination and Survival. This FBCTOU is effective as of the Effective Date and shall remain in full force and effect for the period the 2015 FBC Service is available on the CBSSports.com Web Site (approximately April 30, 2016), unless earlier terminated as provided herein (the "Term"). Sections 7 through 12 of this FBCTOU and other provisions which are set to survive the Term herein shall survive the termination of this FBCTOU.



3. Eligibility. In order to participate in the 2015 FBC Service, you must be a Registered User, thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of registration for the 2015 FBC Service.



4. 2015 FBC Service.
  • Sign Up for the 2015 FBC Service. Your registration fee for the 2015 FBC Service gives you access to the features of the 2015 FBC Service from the time you register through the remainder of the Term. The credit card that you provide as part of your registration data to the 2015 FBC Service will be billed for your purchase of the 2015 FBC Service. You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for providing accurate and up to date credit card information in connection with your registration for the 2015 FBC Service and your failure to provide accurate and up to date information which permits us to bill your credit card will result in denial of your use of the 2015 FBC Service. All currency references herein are in U.S. dollars. Please note that your payment for the 2015 FBC Service, except as otherwise provided for herein, is non-refundable, and you may not cancel your 2015 FBC Service before the end of the Term.
  • Gridiron (Money Back) Guarantee. In the event that you are dissatisfied with the 2015 FBC Service for any reason you may qualify for a full refund of your registration fee in accordance with the FBC Gridiron (Money Back) Guarantee, incorporated herein by reference.
  • No Internet Connection Equipment Provided. CBSI shall not be obligated to, and you acknowledge that CBSI will not, provide any bandwidth, modem, computer, or any other equipment, system or connectivity for you to connect to the Internet. You shall be solely responsible for all modems, computers, operating systems connection devices and bandwidth necessary for connecting to the Internet through which you can access the 2015 FBC Service and the CBS Sports Content.
  • Revision of the 2015 FBC Service. CBSI may modify, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the 2015 FBC Service at any time, including, without limitation, the availability of any CBS Sports Content. CBSI may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to parts or all of the 2015 FBC Service and/or the CBS Sports Content without notice or liability of any kind.
  • No Resale of the 2015 FBC Service. You agree that this FBCTOU is personal to you and that you may not resell, lease, license, assign, redistribute or otherwise transfer any portion of the 2015 FBC Service, including, without limitation, the CBS Sports Content.
  • No Accuracy of CBS Sports Content. The CBS Sports Content contains information, advice, text and materials that are provided for your convenience and enjoyment. Third parties provide some of the CBS Sports Content. You should be aware that the CBS Sports Content might contain errors, omissions, inaccuracies, outdated information, and inadequacies and that the CBS Sports Content may be subject to terms and conditions which may be found in the documents and policies of third parties. We make no representations or warranties as to the completeness, accuracy, adequacy, currency or reliability of any CBS Sports Content and will not be liable for any lack of the foregoing.
  • No Warranty of Lawfulness of the 2015 FBC Service. CBSI does not represent or warrant that every action you take with regard to your account and related activities in connection with the 2015 FBC Service, including, without limitation, the CBS Sports Content, will be lawful in any particular jurisdiction. It is incumbent upon you to know the laws that pertain to you in your jurisdiction and act lawfully at all times when using the 2015 FBC Service, including, without limitation, the CBS Sports Content.
  • Entertainment Purposes Only. The 2015 FBC Service is for entertainment purposes only and may not be used in connection with any form of gambling or wagering.
  • Collection of Personal Information. All personally identifiable information disclosed by Registered Users in connection with the 2015 FBC Service is subject to the CBS Interactive Inc. Privacy Policy, incorporated herein by reference.
  • Statistics Corrections. Following the completion of each week's games, all statistics and point totals are verified, and corrections are made where necessary. However, all statistics and point totals for the week are considered FINAL as of 6:00 AM Eastern Time (“ET") on Fridays. If a stat correction is announced for the previous weekend's games after 6:00 AM ET on Fridays, it will not be included in our statistics and your official fantasy league scoring will be based on the original statistic. For week's including NFL Thursday games, all statistics will be final as of Thursdays’ morning at 6:00 AM ET. In the final week of your fantasy league regular season and all fantasy league playoff weeks, statistics will not be changed as of 6:00 AM ET following the final game of the week.
  • Suspension and/or Termination of Your 2015 FBC Service Account. CBSI expressly reserves the right to immediately modify, suspend or terminate your 2015 FBC Service account without refund and refuse current or future use of the 2015 FBC Service, if CBSI, in its sole and exclusive discretion believes that you have acted inconsistently with the spirit or letter of this FBCTOU or the CBS Interactive Inc. Terms of Use, incorporated herein by reference.
  • Suspension and/or Termination of the 2015 FBC Service. The 2015 FBC Service and its related benefits are offered at the discretion of CBSI and CBSI has the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the 2015 FBC Service, in whole or in part for any reason, with or without notice to you. You agree that CBSI will not be liable to you or to any third party for any modifications or discontinuance of the 2015 FBC Service.


5. License and Proprietary Rights.
  • 2015 FBC Service License. During the Term, CBSI hereby grants to you, and you hereby accept, a personal, non-transferable, non-commercial, non-exclusive, limited, revocable license, to view and use the 2015 FBC Service, including the CBS Sports Content (where applicable, in executable, object code form only). Nothing herein shall be interpreted to mean, and CBSI does not grant you any right or license in any CBSI materials or other proprietary images, trademarks, artwork, copy, information, data, knowledge, computer software or any other material or information of any kind.
  • No Sublicense. Nothing herein shall be interpreted to mean, and CBSI does not grant you, any right or license to enter into sublicenses or redistribution agreements with respect to any portion of the 2015 FBC Service, including, without limitation, the CBS Sports Content.
  • Copyright Notices. The 2015 FBC Service, including without limitation, the CBS Sports Content, are protected by copyright pursuant to U.S. copyright laws, international conventions and other copyright laws, and are owned or controlled by CBSI. You will abide by any and all additional copyright notices, information, or restrictions contained in the 2015 FBC Service, including, without limitation, the CBS Sports Content or as CBSI otherwise may impose from time to time.
  • No Derivative Works. You represent, warrant and covenant that you shall not reverse engineer, decompile, translate, modify, or develop derivative works based on, the 2015 FBC Service, including, without limitation, the CBS Sports Content.
  • No Contest of Rights. You acknowledge and agree that both during and after the Term, you shall not directly or indirectly contest or aid in contesting the validity or ownership of the 2015 FBC Service, including without limitation, the CBS Sports Content or take any action whatsoever in derogation of CBSI's rights therein or in breach of any terms and conditions contained in this FBCTOU.
  • Reservation of Rights. Any and all rights to use the 2015 FBC Service, including, without limitation, any CBS Sports Content not expressly granted to you under this FBCTOU are hereby reserved for CBSI. Nothing contained in this FBCTOU shall affect, impair, or limit in any way CBSI‘s rights to exploit fully the 2015 FBC Service, including, without limitation, any CBS Sports Content.
  • Proprietary Rights. You acknowledge and agree that CBSI owns and shall retain all rights, title and interest in and to the 2015 FBC Service, including, without limitation, the CBS Sports Content, including, without limitation, all copies thereof and all rights to patents, copyrights, trademarks, service marks, trade secrets and other intellectual property rights inherent therein and appurtenant thereto.
  • No License to CBSI Trademarks. Nothing herein shall be interpreted to mean, and CBSI does not grant you any right or license in any CBSI trademark, tradename, trade secrets, service mark, insignia, slogan, name, emblem, logo, symbol, design and/or other identifying characteristics owned by or associated with CBSI, its parent, subsidiaries or affiliates, in any manner whatsoever.


6. Representations and Warranties.
  • You represent, warrant and covenant that You will not upload, post, transmit, distribute or otherwise publish through the 2015 FBC Service any materials which: (a) Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the 2015 FBC Service; (b) Are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, profane, or indecent; (c) Constitute or encourage conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate the law; (d) Violate, plagiarize or infringe the rights of any third party including, without limitation, copyright, trademark, patent, rights of privacy or publicity, or any other right of any third party; (e) Contain a virus or other harmful or potentially harmful component; (f) Contain any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, spam, or any other kind of solicitation; and/or (g) Constitute or contain false or misleading indications of origin or statements of fact.
  • You represent, warrant and covenant that you will comply with the CBS Interactive Inc. Terms of Use in connection with your use of the 2015 FBC Service.


7. Disclaimer of Warranties.

THE 2015 FBC SERVICE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL CBSI CONTENT, SOFTWARE, DOCUMENTS, FUNCTIONS, MATERIALS, GRAPHICS, AND INFORMATION MADE AVAILABLE ON OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE CBSSPORTS.COM WEB SITE, ARE PROVIDED "AS IS." TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, CBSI AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATES MAKE NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTIES OR ENDORSEMENTS OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER ABOUT: (A) THE 2015 FBC SERVICE; (B) THE CBS SPORTS CONTENT MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THE 2015 FBC SERVICE; (C) THE MATERIALS, INFORMATION AND FUNCTIONS MADE ACCESSIBLE BY THE SOFTWARE USED ON OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE 2015 FBC SERVICE; (D) THE ABILITY OF THE 2015 FBC SERVICE TO WORK WITH ANY PARTICULAR CLIENT APPLICATION; AND/OR (E) ANY BREACH OF SECURITY ASSOCIATED WITH THE TRANSMISSION OF SENSITIVE INFORMATION THROUGH THE 2015 FBC SERVICE AND/OR THE CBSSPORTS.COM WEB SITE. CBSI DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE 2015 FBC SERVICE OR ANY MATERIALS OR CONTENT CONTAINED THEREIN WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE; THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED; OR THAT THE 2015 FBC SERVICE, THE CBSSPORTS.COM WEB SITE OR THE SERVERS THAT MAKE THE 2015 FBC SERVICE AND/OR THE CBSSPORTS.COM WEB SITE AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

CBSI DOES NOT WARRANT THAT YOUR ACTIVITIES OR USE OF THE 2015 FBC SERVICE IS LAWFUL IN ANY PARTICULAR JURISDICTION AND, IN ANY EVENT, SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS SUCH WARRANTIES. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT BY USING ANY OF THE FEATURES OF THE 2015 FBC SERVICE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE CBS SPORTS CONTENT, YOU ACT AT YOUR OWN RISK, AND YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOUR ACTIVITIES ARE LAWFUL IN EVERY JURISDICTION WHERE YOU ACCESS OR USE THE 2015 FBC SERVICE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE CBS SPORTS CONTENT. FURTHER, CBSI AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATES DISCLAIM ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, NONINFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY AND/OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

CBSI AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR YOUR USE OF THE 2015 FBC SERVICE INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE CBS SPORTS CONTENT AND ANY ERRORS CONTAINED THEREIN. SOME JURISDICTIONS LIMIT OR DO NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED OR OTHER WARRANTIES SO THE ABOVE DISCLAIMER MAY NOT APPLY TO THE EXTENT SUCH JURISDICTION'S LAW IS APPLICABLE TO THIS FBCTOU.



8. Limitation of Liability.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL CBSI AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATES BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT ARE DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY RELATED TO YOUR USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, OR THE PERFORMANCE OF, THE 2015 FBC SERVICE, EVEN IF FORESEEABLE OR CBSI HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN NO EVENT SHALL CBSI'S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, OR CAUSES OF ACTION EXCEED THE AMOUNT YOU PAID FOR THE 2015 FBC SERVICE.



9. Indemnity.

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless CBSI and its subsidiaries and affiliates with respect to any and all costs, claims, demands, investigations, liabilities, losses, damages, judgments, settlements, costs and expenses, including attorneys' fees arising out of or in connection with this FBCTOU, including, without limitation, your use of the 2015 FBC Service, including, without limitation, the CBS Sports Content. Notwithstanding the foregoing, CBSI retains the exclusive right to settle, compromise and pay any and all claims, demands, proceedings, suits, actions or causes of actions which are brought against CBSI herein under the terms and provisions of this Section 9 and in no event shall you settle any such claim without CBSI’s prior written approval.



10. Arbitration.

You waive all rights to trial in any action or proceeding instituted in connection with these FBCTOU, the CBSSports.com Web Site, and/or the 2015 FBC Service. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these FBCTOU, the CBSSports.com Web Site, and/or the 2015 FBC Service shall be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any such controversy or claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis, and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. The arbitration shall be conducted in the State of California, in the City of San Francisco, County of San Francisco



11. Governing Law and Jurisdiction.

THIS FBCTOU AND THE INTERPRETATION OF ITS TERMS SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, WITHOUT REGARD TO ITS CONFLICTS OF LAWS RULES. For any matters which are not subject to arbitration as set forth in these FBCTOU and/or in connection with the entering of any judgment on an arbitration award in connection with these FBCTOU and/or the 2015 FBC Service, you irrevocably submit and consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the state of California and federal courts located in the City of San Francisco, County of San Francisco, and State of California. The parties agree not to raise the defense of forum non conveniens.



12. Miscellaneous

This FBCTOU contains the sole and entire agreement between the parties with respect to the use of the Commissioner and supersedes any and all other prior written or oral agreements between them. Captions contained in this FBCTOU are inserted only as a matter of convenience or for reference and in no way define, limit, extend, or describe the scope of this FBCTOU or the intent of any provision of this FBCTOU. It is the intent of the Parties that neither this FBCTOU, nor any covenant in this FBCTOU, shall be construed against either party pursuant to the common law rule of construction against the drafter. It is the intent of the parties that said rule not be applicable to this FBCTOU. If any provision of this FBCTOU shall be held invalid or unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction or as a result of future legislative action, such holding or action shall be strictly construed and shall not affect the validity or effect of any other provision of this FBCTOU.



13. Report Violations

If you witness any user activity in the 2015 FBC Service that violates this FBCTOU, please notify us of the activity via the feedback form located at http://cbsi.force.com/CBSi/cbssports. CBSI cannot guarantee that any action will be taken as a result of your e-mail, but we appreciate your help in making the 2015 FBC Service an enjoyable experience for everyone.