If you are using feedfootball.com, you should know a few things, such as:
- Terms of usage
- Content disclaimer
- How we can communicate with you
- Advertising on the site
- How your personal information is collected and used
Do not use any material from the site (especially text and rss feeds) without clear attribution.
Feedfootball reserves the right to terminate your ‘registration’ (as author, and as site member) if you do not comply with the terms listed in this document or if you don’t follow the comments policy.
Just because you don’t know what’s in the (specifically the comments policy) does not mean that you can get away with abusing other readers on this site.
Your personal information is secure with us – we have no intention of undermining your confidence by selling it or spamming you. However we may use it to contact you time and again regarding matters related to Feedfootball.
2. Content Disclaimer
The views expressed in the articles and comments on Feedfootball are held by their writers and are not owned or expressed by Feedfootball itself and embedded twitter feeds are used heavily in the articles, which is adhering to Twitter’s terms and conditions.
Feedfootball may, from time to time, present articles / content that would be considered offensive to some. It is difficult in a sports site to draw a line between opinion and outright libel – as such, Feedfootball reserves the sole right to determine what is and what is not acceptable as content on the site.
If you provide your email address on Feedfootball (in a comment or through registering on Feedfootball), note that we may (and probably will) send you email.
This includes (but is not limited to) on updates related to Feedfootball, requests for information, discussions on articles you’ve written / comments you’ve made and opportunities for improved partnerships with Feedfootball.
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5. Personal Information
There are two ways your personal information may be collected on Feedfootball – through traffic logs and information you provide yourself.
Traffic tracking usually involves recording a user’s IP address (which can be used to determine geographical location), browser type, OS type and screen resolution, as well as which pages you visit / which links you click.
This information is usually collected to analyse content usage patterns on Feedfootball – how much traffic the site gets, which pages get the most traffic, where are visitors coming from, which is the most popular browser / screen resolution, whether advertising is attracting attention or not and other similar outcomes.
This information cannot be directly used to identify you unless you provide personal information (as shown in the next section).
Your Personal Information
You provide personal information when you comment on the site (name, email and site URL (which is optional)). You also provide personal information (name and email) when you register on Feedfootball. In addition, you may choose to provide additional information when you post a comment or write on the site.
One, we do not intend to share your personal information with anyone, under any pretext or rationale. Two, information you provide may be used to contact you (see next section on Communication). Third, we may choose to censor any additional information that you provide if we feel it will be a problem.
Ultimately, you are responsible for any extra information that you provide on the site. From our end, we will do everything we can do to protect your privacy.
The above points are binding on all site users, one-time or regular.
If you have any questions, suggestions or complaints, please contact us.
FeedFootball Comments Policy
If you do not see your comment immediately, give us some time – it’s either stuck in the moderation queue or in the spam filter – we process both regularly, so there is no need to resubmit your comment.
If your comment does not appear on the site for more than 24 hours, it has probably been deleted. The only reason this will happen is if your comment:
is deemed overly offensive to other members (calling someone wrong is fine, calling them a cunt is not fine)
contains extensive abusive language (saying fuck is OK, making sentences using only cunt / fuck / dick-head is not ok)
puts down the article without offering any substantial criticism (telling me why I’m stupid is ok (or even where I’ve gone wrong), saying I’m stupid WITHOUT telling me why is not OK (tell me why, and I might even agree with you)
If your comment is excessively abusive and personal, it will be removed even if your opinion is valid – some civility is required, and you can make your point without insulting others (or the people you are talking about).
In general, I’d ask you to be civil towards other members and refrain from obscene remarks. If your only thought is “this sucks”, try thinking for another minute and see if you can tell me WHY it sucks.
I’m not going to censor comments because you swear in them, as long as you’ve got something worthwhile to say.
And that’s the key – have something valuable to say (and it will help you can be respectful).
If you have questions on this matter, talk to me about it.
Thanks for taking your time to read this.
Mohamed Shamsheer, Feedfootball Editor