Sorare Terms and Conditions

Last Update: May 31, 2022

Sorare is a sports entertainment platform where sports fans (“you,” or “User”) can engage with your favorite athletes and teams and build connections with the global sports community. Sorare creates digital trading cards backed by blockchain technology and featuring professional athletes (“Collectibles”). You can buy Collectibles via auction on Sorare, use your sports knowledge to compose your dream team and enter that team in a fantasy sports tournament based on the real-life performance of the athletes you have chosen. You can also post your Collectibles for sale or buy other users’ Collectibles on the Marketplace.

These Terms and Conditions (“T&Cs” or “Terms”) govern your use of the Sorare website located at sorare.com (including any successor URLs) (“Sorare Website,” “Website”), and/or mobile application(s) available for download (“Sorare App,” “App”), operated by Sorare SAS and its affiliates (“Sorare,” “we,” “us”). Additionally, the privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) governs how we process any of the data that we receive through your use of the Website, App, and Services.

Depending on how you use the Website, additional terms (“Additional Terms”) may apply, including:

  • The Marketplace Terms, if you post an offer for sale or purchase of a Collectible;
  • The Referral Terms, if you participate in our Referral Program;
  • The Affiliate Terms, if you participate in our Affiliate Program;
  • Game Rules, if you enter into a tournament;
  • API Terms, if you access Sorare’s API;
  • Brand Guidelines, if you use any of Sorare’s marks or trademarks.

These Terms and Conditions and any Additional Terms (where applicable) form a legally binding agreement between you and Sorare – please read them carefully. For the purposes of these Terms, any capitalized terms shall have the meaning assigned. Sorare also makes a help center available at https://help.sorare.com/, where you can find useful explainers, guides, and interesting articles (the “Help Center”). The materials provided in the Help Center are purely informative and not legally binding. We invite you to have a look or reach out to our Support Team via the Help Center if you ever have any questions.

1. The Sorare Website and App

1.1. The Website, App, and Services are owned and operated by Sorare, a French company (société par actions simplifiée) with a capital of 2,054.56 euros, registered in the Créteil Trade and Companies Register under number 844 355 727, with a registered address of 5 avenue du Général de Gaulle, 94160, à Saint-Mandé.

1.2. The services include all products, offerings, games, and features, including the Marketplace, offered by Sorare through the Website and App (“Services”). Through the Website and App, you can acquire, collect, exchange, and play collectible digital cards that leverage blockchain technology and feature professional athletes from your different, officially licensed teams. You can also compose teams of your Common Cards and/or Collectibles (each defined below), enter the team into a tournament and compete with other Users.

1.3. The Website and App may contain links or content from services not operated by Sorare that provide additional content or features such as payment services, the purchase and sale of digital assets in legal tender, digital asset wallets as well as player data and third-party collectible marketplaces (“Third-Party Services”). Whether or not integrated into the Website and/or App, these Third-Party Services are provided under the terms of use and privacy policy of the relevant third-party provider, under that provider’s sole responsibility. Sorare is not responsible or liable for the availability or accuracy of the Third-Party Services, or the services, products, or content available from the Third-Party Services. Links to or use of any Third-Party Services are not an endorsement by Sorare of such Third-Party Services. Please consult the relevant Third-Party Service’s terms and conditions and/or privacy policy for more information.

2. Account

2.1. Account Creation. Sorare is free to use. To sign up for a User account, you must provide:

  • a username;
  • an e-mail address.

Alternatively, you can create an account by signing on through your Google or Facebook account.

When creating a User account, you must agree to these Terms, and by doing so you represent and warrant that you (i) are eighteen (18) years old or older; (ii) agree to these Terms and Conditions; (iii) will use the Website, App, and/or Services in compliance with these Terms and any applicable law, rule or regulation; and (iv) you are not located in a country that the U.S. government, European Union and/or United Nations has placed embargo restriction on and you are not on the U.S. government, European Union or United Nations list of restricted parties or persons (including being a Specially Designated National by the U.S. government).

For the avoidance of doubt, you shall not use or access the Website or Services at any time from a country that the U.S. government, European Union and/or United Nations has placed embargo restriction on or if you are added to the U.S. government, European Union or United Nations list of restricted parties or persons (including being a Specially Designated National by the U.S. government).

2.2. Account Use. The Website, App, User accounts and Services are free for individual, non-commercial, personal use. You shall not sign up on behalf of or act in coordination with another individual, group of individuals and/or a company.

2.3. Username.

2.3.1. While creating a User account, you will be asked to pick a username that will be associated with any purchases and Game participation of your User account.

2.3.2. You shall not change your username more than once during a three-month period.

2.3.3. You shall not attempt to mislead, confuse and/or defraud other users via elements in your username. You may not include any abusive, harassing, offensive or otherwise malicious language or suggestions in your username.

2.4. Account Security.

2.4.1. Please choose a strong password, use a password manager, store your information securely, do not share your account information with third parties and observe other security best practices. We are not liable for the loss or theft of your password or other account information. It is your responsibility to take all measures to secure access to your login and account information, including your password. We strongly encourage you to set up two-factor authentication. You are responsible for the actions of any person using your User account, including without your prior consent.

2.4.2. You agree to report the theft of your information, login information, or password, unauthorized access to your account and/or any other fraudulent or unauthorized third-party use of your account, to us as quickly as possible, by contacting our Support Team via the Help Center at https://help.sorare.com/.

2.5. Prohibited Account Uses.

2.5.1. Multiple Accounts. You may not create more than one User account and/or manage the User account(s) of other Users (even if given explicit permission by such Users). Only a natural person can create an account, and partnerships, joint ventures, and/or corporate accounts are prohibited.

2.5.2. Associating Accounts. You may not collude with or otherwise act in association or conjunction with other User accounts, whether formally or informally, in order to attempt to circumvent or circumvent these Terms; attempt to create or create an unfair competitive advantage and/or other unfair or artificial advantage in the Game; or attempt to unfairly or otherwise artificially influence Collectible value, including but not limited to through directing other Users regarding actions on such Users’ respective User Account, lending, trading, buying, repeatedly selling and/or selling Collectibles below market value.

2.5.3. Account Re-creation. You may not create a User Account if your User account has been temporarily suspended or if we have permanently deleted a User Account associated with you in the past.

3. Your Wallet

3.1. Your Wallet. Each User account has a corresponding unique and personal wallet to use in connection with the Services (“Wallet”). In your Wallet, you may store your Collectibles and the other digital assets designed to work as a medium of exchange on blockchain and accepted as payment throughout the Services (“Cryptocurrencies”).

3.1.1. You will be asked to create a password to access your Wallet. Please choose a strong password, use a password manager, store your information securely, do not share your account information with third parties and observe other security best practices. We are not liable for the loss or theft of your password and/or any Cryptocurrency or Collectibles that you store in your Wallet. It is your responsibility to take all measures to secure access to your login and account information, including your password. If you lose your Wallet password or suspect that a third-party has gained unauthorized access to your Wallet, please contact us immediately via the Help Center at https://help.sorare.com/.

3.1.2. You may use your Wallet in connection with the purchase or sale of Collectibles through the Services. You may also add or remove your own Cryptocurrency and Collectibles to or from your Wallet by linking an external wallet. Information on how to deposit and withdraw Collectibles or Cryptocurrencies to and from the Wallet or an external wallet is provided on the Help Center at https://help.sorare.com/.

4. Services

4.1. License Grant. Subject to your compliance with these Terms and any applicable Additional Terms, we hereby grant you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, revocable personal license to use the Services.

5. Common Cards

5.1. License Grant. After signing up for an account, we give you free digital cards that are not NFTs (“Common Cards”). Subject to your compliance with these Terms, we hereby grant you a license to collect and play the Common Cards within Sorare. They are located in the “My Cards” section of your User account.

5.2. Card Elements and Third-Party Rights. The player image, team branding (including trademarks and jerseys) and other elements figuring in the Common Cards are officially licensed from the relevant third-party rights holder (“Third-Party Card Elements”). This may include third-party patent rights, image rights, copyrights, trade secrets, trademarks, know-how or any other intellectual property rights recognized in any country or jurisdiction in the world (“Third-Party Rights”). For the avoidance of doubt, you are only authorized to use and display Third-Party Card Elements as part of the use and display (as applicable) of the Common Card embedding such Third-Party Card Elements, within the Sorare Website only. Any other use or display of the Third-Party Card Elements is strictly prohibited.

5.2.1. License Restrictions. You may not, under any circumstances and without Sorare’s prior written consent, carry out or attempt to carry out any of the following to the Common Cards, whether or not held by you: (i) use the Common Cards and any of the Third-Party Card Elements for commercial purposes, advertising or promotion of a third party product or service; (ii) market merchandise, physical or digital, that represents the Common Card; (iii) alter the image associated with the Common Card, and/or alter, edit or modify the Third-Party Card Elements in any other way; (iv) attempt to claim any additional intellectual property rights relating to the Common Card or the Third-Party Card Elements; (v) violate any applicable Third-Party Right; and/or (vii) use the Third-Party Card Elements and/or the Common Card in connection with images, videos, or other forms of media that depict hatred, intolerance, violence, cruelty, or anything else that could reasonably be found to constitute hate speech, defamation or otherwise infringe upon the rights of others, including the image right(s) of the featured player.

6. Collectibles

6.1. Collectibles. Collectibles are unique digital trading cards featuring a professional athlete with a non-fungible token (“NFT”) using Blockchain Technology and issued by Sorare. The NFT ensures the scarcity and authenticity of the Collectible and the transparency of the Services. NFTs on the Sorare platform are minted using a secondary protocol built on top of the Ethereum Blockchain (“Layer 2”) by Starkware. This layer 2 solution allows for a higher processing capacity for transactions and reduces gas fees than minting directly on Ethereum.

6.2. Scarcity. Collectibles are classified based on a level of scarcity specified for each issuance. For instance, a Collectible may be Limited, Rare, Super Rare, or Unique, regarding the total number of items offered. The scarcity of a Collectible is guaranteed by the underlying NFT.

6.3. Value. Collectibles are the digital equivalent of paper sports trading cards. They are sold without an investment purpose and/or for the purpose of gaining additional value, even if the Collectibles are resold via the Marketplace or through a Third-Party Service or marketplace.

6.4. Ownership. When you purchase a Collectible, you become the definitive owner of the underlying NFT (welcome to Web3!), in accordance with these Terms. Except where otherwise explicitly stated to the contrary, you have the right to freely dispose of your Collectible (via sale, loan, donation, transfer, etc. including in the Marketplace or through a Third-Party Service or marketplace).

6.5. Collectible Elements and Third-Party Rights. The player image, team branding (including trademarks and jerseys) and other elements figuring in the Collectibles are officially licensed from the relevant third-party rights holder (“Third-Party Collectible Elements”). This may include third-party patent rights, image rights, copyrights, trade secrets, trademarks, know-how or any other intellectual property rights recognized in any country or jurisdiction in the world (“Third-Party Rights”).

6.5.1. License to Third-Party Rights in Collectible Elements. Subject to compliance with these Terms, you are hereby granted, on a non-exclusive basis, a worldwide license to use, display and transfer the Third-Party Collectible Elements associated with the Collectibles incorporated into the NFTs that you legitimately own for the period that you own the relevant NFT(s), for personal and non-commercial purposes only. For the avoidance of doubt, you are only authorized to use, display, and transfer Third-Party Collectible Elements as part of the use, display, and transfer (as applicable) of the Collectible embedding such Third-Party Collectible Elements. Any other use, display or transfer of the Third-Party Collectible Elements is strictly prohibited.

6.5.2. License Restrictions. You may not, under any circumstances and without Sorare’s prior written consent, carry out or attempt to carry out any of the following to the Collectibles, whether or not owned by you: (i) use the Collectible and any of the Third-Party Collectible Elements for commercial purposes, advertising or promotion of a third-party product or service; (ii) market merchandise, physical or digital, that represents the purchased Collectible; (iii) alter the image associated with the Collectible, and/or alter, edit or modify the Third-Party Collectible Elements in any other way; (iv) attempt to claim any additional intellectual property rights relating to the Collectible or the Third-Party Collectible Elements; (v) violate any applicable Third-Party Right; and/or (vii) use the Third-Party Collectible Elements and/or the Collectible in connection with images, videos, or other forms of media that depict hatred, intolerance, violence, cruelty, or anything else that could reasonably be found to constitute hate speech, defamation or otherwise infringe upon the rights of others, including the image right(s) of the featured player.

6.6 Collectible Issuance.

6.6.1. You can buy a Collectible through auctions on the Website offered by Sorare (at Auction), via posts from other Users (in the Marketplace), or through a third-party marketplace.

6.6.2. When Collectibles are first issued, we offer them for sale at auction (“Auction”). You and other Users may bid up from the floor price that is initially set. The last, highest bidder acquires the Collectible. There is no reservation price. The Auction for the relevant Collectible will be open for a specified period of time (the “Auction Period”). This may include single Collectibles and Collectible bundles. If you buy a bundle, the included individual Collectibles will be specified.

6.6.3. Any bid registered on the Website through a User account is deemed authentic and valid. Once you have placed a bid, it cannot be withdrawn or modified. If the Auction Period concludes and your bid is the highest, your payment method will be charged.

6.6.4. In the event of a service interruption or technical problem that is unforeseeable and/or outside of our reasonable control that causes an Auction to be inaccessible for any period of time within four (4) hours of its scheduled end, Sorare reserves the right to extend the auction period or to cancel the Auction and relaunch it at a later date.

6.6.5. Consumers generally have a right of withdrawal that can be exercised within fourteen (14) days after the conclusion of the contract pursuant to the provisions of Article L. 221-18 of the French Consumer Code. This means that the consumer can change their mind about a purchase of an item after buying it within 14 days of the purchase and return it to the company they bought it from. Given the digital nature of the Collectibles and the immediate access to the Collectibles by the User after purchase, you will be asked to waive your right to the withdrawal period when purchasing a Collectible, meaning that the Collectible is yours immediately upon purchase and you waive the ability to return it to Sorare for a refund.

BY PURCHASING A COLLECTIBLE ON THE WEBSITE, YOU SHALL EXPRESSLY CONSENT TO THE PERFORMANCE OF THE CONTRACT TO BEGIN BEFORE THE END OF THE WITHDRAWAL PERIOD AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU WILL LOSE YOUR RIGHT OF WITHDRAWAL. We will confirm your agreement to the provision of the digital content and your waiver of your right of withdrawal by email.

6.7 Transfer and Exchange.

6.7.1. Through the Marketplace. You may sell your Collectibles to other Users or buy other Users’ Collectibles via posting the relevant Collectible on the Sorare marketplace (“Marketplace”). Use of the Marketplace is governed by the Sorare Marketplace Terms.

6.7.2. Through a Third-Party Service. You may withdraw your Collectibles from your User account and transfer to and/or sell the Collectibles through a Third-Party Service or marketplace. In order to transfer your Collectibles to an external wallet or Third-Party Service or marketplace, you will need to pay the gas fees associated with transferring the Collectibles from our Layer 2 solution to the Ethereum Blockchain. Any sales or exchanges on Third-Party Services and/or marketplaces will be subject to the terms and conditions provided by such Third-Party Service or marketplace.

6.7.3. Disclaimer. To the extent allowed by applicable law, Sorare is under no circumstances responsible or liable for any loss or damage that may occur during the transfer, withdrawal, sale, or exchange of Collectibles through the Marketplace or outside the Website.

7. Payment

7.1. When you make a payment in connection with the Services, your payment will be processed by one of our trusted, Third-Party Service payment providers “Payment Provider.” For more information regarding your different payment options, please consult the Help Center.

7.2. In order to process your payment, the relevant Payment Provider may ask you for additional information in order to verify your identity or validate the transaction, in compliance with that Payment Provider’s terms of service and privacy policy.

7.3. You acknowledge and agree that due to the nature of Blockchain technology, once a transaction has been processed, the associated transaction data will be irreversibly associated with the relevant Collectible and documented on the Blockchain.

8. Fantasy Games

8.1. You may test your sports skills and knowledge by composing teams of your Common Cards or Collectibles and then entering your team in a virtual tournament. The virtual tournament tracks the real performance of the individual players in the Common Cards or Collectibles you’ve added to your dream team (the “Game”).

8.2. Participation in the Game is governed by the rules available here: https://sorare.com/game_rules.

9. Referral Program

You may refer other users to the Sorare website by participating in the referral program (the “Referral Program”), governed by the Referral Program Terms.

10. Affiliate program

You may participate in the affiliate program, where you can earn rewards for purchases by other Users you have referred to Sorare (the “Affiliate Program”). Participation in the Affiliate Program is governed by the Affiliate Program Terms.

11. Your Information, Content, and Feedback

11.1. Your Information. Please keep your User account information up to date. Note that pursuant to legal and/or regulatory requirements, we might request more information from time-to-time. We will contact you via your User account or the email associated with your User account if this is the case.

11.2. Your Content. You hereby grant and/or agree to grant to Sorare the transferable, sub-licensable, free of charge, global right to exclusively use, copy, distribute, adapt, creative derivative works, reproduce, distribute, modify, translate, and otherwise exploit, any content you produce when using the Services (including but not limited to username, comments, team composition, team name, etc.) (“Content”), by any present or future process and by any means of distribution on the Website, social networks, or media (such as TikTok, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Reddit, Youtube, etc.) or platforms (such as YouTube), e-banners and promotional emails or newsletter and on Sorare intranet or in its internal documentation, whether in whole or in part, and whether as provided or as modified, for commercial or promotional purposes.

11.3. Your Feedback. We invite you to send us any feedback, comments, suggestions or ideas you have regarding the Website and/or the Services (“Feedback”) via Discord, Twitter,Reddit or other social media platform, and/or by email to our team. When you send us Feedback, you agree to grant SORARE a transferable, sub-licensable, free of charge, worldwide and for the legal duration of the potential property rights in your Feedback, right to use, copy, distribute, adapt, create derivative works, reproduce, distribute, modify, translate, make publicly available or publicly display your Feedback, by any present or future process and by any means of distribution on the Website, social networks or media (such as TikTok, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Reddit, etc.) or platforms (such as YouTube), e-banners and promotional emails or newsletter and on Sorare intranet or in its internal documentation, whether in whole or in part, and whether as provided or as modified, for commercial or promotional purposes.

12. Sorare’s Content

12.1. Proprietary Content. The Website and the Services, including but not limited to its proprietary content, information, design (including the “look and feel” of the Website or Services) logos, text, graphics, images, icons, data, software, algorithms and scripts are and will remain the proprietary property of Sorare and our affiliates (and licensors, where applicable) (“Proprietary Content”). Any unauthorized extraction or reproduction of the Sorare database is prohibited.

12.2. Nothing in these Terms should be construed as granting you any property, patent, or other right in the Proprietary Content. You may not copy, imitate, or use, in whole or in part, any of the Proprietary Content without prior written permission from Sorare.

12.3. For the avoidance of doubt, purchase of a Collectible does not confer any ownership or other rights in the Proprietary Content, Third-Party Collectible Elements, content, code, data or other materials or over Sorare’s rights and/or Third-Party Rights that may be associated with the Services.

13. Modifications of the Service

13.1. We reserve the right to modify, suspend, or discontinue, in each case temporarily or permanently, part or all of the Services, products, offerings, promotions and/or features of the Website, App, or Services, or we may introduce new features and/or Services if we have another valid reason. Valid reasons include improvement of the Website or the Services (such as offering new, modified or updated services, offering different content or services), necessary modifications for technical reasons, an increased or decreased number of users, a change in the Website, App, or Services, and/or other operational reasons, intellectual property obligations or claims, changes in licenses we hold from third parties or other third-party compliance requirements, significant changes due to specific and verifiable open market costs, necessary enhancements of the safety of users or third-parties or other material legal, regulatory, technical, marketing, product, or security reasons. This list of valid reasons can be unilaterally modified by Sorare when such modification reflects a mere technical improvement of the Website or the Services, which does not result in a price increase or quality decrease. We will give you notice reasonably in advance, via your User account or other designated method, when we make a material change to the Services. Such modification will be made without additional cost to you.

13.2. If the modification adversely affects your access to or use of Website or the Services, you will have the right to terminate these Terms and User account and such termination will be effective within a maximum of thirty (30) days or if you refuse the modification and continue using the Website, App, and/or the Services as before.

13.3. Beta Tests. In the event a beta feature, product, service, or offering (each a “Beta Test”) is made available, we reserve the right to modify, suspend, or discontinue the Beta Test, in each case temporarily or permanently, in our sole discretion and without any liability to you.

14. Prohibited Website, App and Services Use

14.1. Sorare wants the Website, App, and Services to be inclusive places where fans of all sports and teams across the globe can engage with their favorite sports and each other. In connection with the Website, App, and Services, including your User account, the Game and/or the Marketplace, you shall not:

14.1.1. post or otherwise create material that is misleading, suspicious and/or that intends to defraud or confuse other Users;

14.1.2. post or otherwise create material that is abusive, obscene, pornographic, defamatory, harassing, offensive, vulgar, threatening, or malicious or infringing on privacy or publicity rights, inciting violence, racial or ethnic hatred or which may be described as gross indecency or incitement to commit certain crimes or offences.

14.1.3. interfere with, disrupt, or attempt to gain unauthorized access to any other Users’ accounts, other Users’ Wallets and/or computer networks;

14.1.4. use or attempt to use or access another User’s account;

14.1.5 use a Sorare username to represent that you work for the company and/or for the purpose of selling Collectibles;

14.1.6. impersonate any person or entity or misrepresent your affiliation with another person or entity;

14.1.7. use the Marketplace and/or your or other Users’ Account(s) and/or Wallet(s) to buy, sell or transfer fraudulently obtained or stolen Collectibles or Cryptocurrency;

14.1.8. conduct transactions that are suspicious, fraudulent, or otherwise disruptive of the normal functioning of the Services;

14.1.9. use the Services and/or effectuate transactions in the Marketplace in an effort to engage in price manipulation, fraud or other deceptive activity;

14.1.10 use any non-public information in connection with the Services and/or any transactions you effectuate via the Marketplace.

14.2. Additionally, and in order to maintain the integrity and proper functioning of the Website, App and the Services, there are certain restrictions regarding what you can do when visiting the Website, App, or while using your User account. In connection with the Website, App, the Services, your user account, the Game and/or the Marketplace, you shall not:

14.2.1. access (or attempt to access) any non-public areas of the Website or App;

14.2.2. interfere with any access or use restrictions, or prevent (or attempt to prevent) another User from accessing or using the Website, App, or Services, or disrupt, interfere and/or overburden the Website, App, or the Services;

14.2.3. use any robot, spider, or other automated means to access, scrape or scan the Website in violation of these T&Cs, App, and/or the Services or frame or mirror any part of the Website, App, and/or the Services;

14.2.4. use any data mining or data gathering or extraction methods, or otherwise collect information about Sorare, and/or the Services in violation of these T&Cs and/or its Users;

14.2.5 send viruses, worms, malware, ransomware, junk email, spam, chain letters, phishing emails, unsolicited messages, promotions or advertisements of any kind and for any purpose;

14.2.6. attempt to probe, scan, compromise or test the vulnerability of the Website, App, the Services, system or network or breach any security or authentication;

14.2.7. modify, adapt, translate, reverse engineer, disassemble or decompile any part of the Website, App, and/or the Services or create derivative works;

14.2.8. decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer, or determine any source code, algorithms, methods, or techniques of the Website, App, and/or the Services;

14.2.9 resell, sublicence, rent, lease, offer or otherwise commercialize any Sorare offering, product and/or feature or infringe Sorare’s intellectual property rights on the Website, App and its components;

14.2.10 use data collected from the Services for any commercial activity; violate any applicable laws, regulations or rules (including these Terms and Conditions and any applicable Additional Terms);

14.2.11 remove or alter any copyright, trademark, confidentiality or other proprietary notices, designations, or marks from the Website, App, and/or Services;

14.2.12 use the Services for money laundering or other illicit financial activities;

14.2.13 use the Website, App, and/or the Services for any illegal or unauthorized purpose.

14.3 Exceptions. Except where explicitly stated by these Terms and Conditions or Additional Terms, or as expressly permitted by a contractual agreement between you and Sorare, you may not derive or extract data, content and/or any other information from the Website, App, Services, Game and/or the Marketplace.

15. Suspicious Activity and Violations

15.1. Suspicious Activity.

15.1.1 Reporting Suspicious Activity. We welcome you to report any fraudulent or illegal activities of other Users. Sorare in its sole discretion reserves the right to enquire into account activity considered suspicious and limit their access to the Services or Game and/or temporarily suspend their User account during such investigation. If you would like to report suspicious activity, you may contact the Support Team via the Help Center at https://help.sorare.com/. Any reporting will be kept strictly confidential and not disclosed to a third party, unless (i) to the extent required by applicable law or regulation, or (ii) pursuant to a subpoena or order of a court or regulatory, self-regulatory or legislative body of competent jurisdiction, or (iii) in connection with any regulatory report, audit, or inquiry, or (iv) where requested by a regulator.

15.1.2. Investigations. Sorare reserves the right to enquire into account activity considered suspicious and limit your access to the Services or Game and/or temporarily suspend your User account during such investigation, including where such activity has been flagged by other Users. Where Sorare has contacted you concerning suspicious activity you will provide any requested information.

15.2. Violation of these Terms and/or Any Applicable Additional Terms. You shall not use the Website, App, Services, including the Game and/or the Marketplace, and/or your User account in any way that violates these Terms or any applicable Additional Terms. Sorare reserves the right to limit a User account from accessing parts of the Services, temporarily suspend a User account and/or permanently suspend a User account where such User is suspected of violating or has actually violated these Terms and/or any other applicable Additional Terms.

15.2.1. Service Limits.

15.2.1.1 Game Ineligibility. We reserve the right to temporarily exclude you from a Tournament and/or remove you from any Tournament(s) you are participating in if you are suspected of violating or have violated these Terms and Conditions, and/or any other applicable Additional Terms.

15.2.1.2 Reward Ineligibility. We reserve the right to withhold any prize(s) you have won in the event you are suspected of violating or have violated the Terms and Conditions and/or any other applicable Additional Terms.

15.2.2. Account Suspension. We reserve our right to suspend a User account temporarily or permanently. Your User account will be suspended including but not limited to where you violate or are suspected to have violated this section or any part of these Terms and/or other applicable Additional Term. Following such suspension or limit, we will promptly notify you.

15.2.3 Permanent Suspension. In case of permanent suspension, we will inform you by sending an email to the email address associated with your User account. You will then have a period of thirty (30) days to transfer any Collectibles and/or Cryptocurrency from your Wallet to an external wallet. You agree and acknowledge that if you do not make such transfer within the thirty (30) day period, any and all Collectibles and/or Cryptocurrency in the Wallet will be permanently irretrievable. Sorare shall not be responsible for any related loss.

15.3. Appeal Process. If we take any action pursuant to this Section, you may have a right of appeal. For further information you may contact the Support Team the Help Center at https://help.sorare.com/via by providing us with the following information: your name, username, email address, the full details of the issue, and where applicable Sorare’s previous response to your complaint if any and why you disagree with the outcome. We will ensure to investigate your complaint and get back to you as soon as reasonably possible.

16. Indemnification

16.1.1. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, you will indemnify and hold harmless Sorare, its affiliates, officers, agents, consultants, vendors, equity holders, employees, successors and assigns against any claims, liabilities, damages, awards, judgments, losses, liabilities, obligations, penalties, fees, expenses (including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees) and costs in connection with:

  • Your violation of these Terms and/or other applicable Additional Terms;
  • Your use or misuse of the Services;
  • Your violation of any third-party rights or your obligations to any third party, including the Third-Party Rights of any relevant Third-Party Collectible Elements and/or other Users;
  • Your violation of any applicable law, regulation, or rule; and/or Your negligence, gross negligence and/or willful misconduct.

17. Disclaimer

You expressly understand and agree that access to and use of the Services is at your own risk, and that the Website and Services are provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, to the extent permitted by applicable law.

To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, we make no representation or warranty that (i) access to, or use of the Services will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free; (ii) usage data provided by the Services or on the Website or App will always be accurate; and/or (iii) the Services are free of malware or other harmful components.

17.1 To the fullest extent allowed under applicable law, Sorare disclaims all other warranties, representations and/or conditions except to the extent that they are expressly set out in the Terms, express or implied, including, without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and/or non-infringement. Sorare will not be responsible for any loss or action taken or taken in reliance on the Website, the Services, information, or data presented therein or in connection with, or on any third-party website. Sorare disclaims all responsibility for any and all losses that may be incurred by Users as a result of using blockchain and/or digital asset wallets. Additionally, no advice, data, or information, whether presented in writing or orally and/or whether presented by Sorare, associated parties or through the Website or Services, will create any warranty or representation.

17.2 Where applicable law does not allow the exclusion of implied warranties in consumer contracts, parts or all of the above clauses do not apply to the relevant Users. IF THE LAW OF THE COUNTRY IN WHICH YOU RESIDE DOES NOT PERMIT THE EXCLUSIONS OF LIABILITY SET OUT IN THIS SECTION, THESE EXCLUSIONS DO NOT APPLY.

18. Liability

18.1 General. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law Sorare disclaims all liability arising out of or in connection with the Website and/or Services. We shall not be held liable for:

  • Your reliance on any statement, information and/or data made available on the Website, the Service, and/or any social media platform or blog operated by Sorare;
  • Loss of Users’ Content, data, Common Cards, Collectibles, or Cryptocurrencies;
  • any event at Auction, including but not limited to the price, the Collectible, scarcity level, etc.;
  • temporary or permanent account suspensions;
  • direct or indirect damage resulting from the use of the Services;
  • interruptions in the Website or Services, and/or any losses caused by errors, bugs, breaches and/or malfunctions;
  • technologies provided by third parties;
  • a malfunction or cyberattack;
  • the actions of any third party or by a User’s use of the Website and/or Services;
  • any case of force majeure, within the meaning of Article 1218 of the French civil code, including a failure of the blockchain protocol used to run the Services not caused by Sorare.

18.1.1. you understand accept the risks inherent in the provision of information, online internet exchanges and experimental technologies such as the blockchain and non-fungible tokens, and agree that Sorare shall not be liable for any failure of the foregoing technologies and/or breach of the security of the Website and/or Services, unless caused by gross negligence on the part of Sorare, except in relation to any liability that cannot be excluded or limited by law, Sorare’s maximum, aggregate liability to Licensor under and in connection with this these Terms is limited to direct damages in an amount not to exceed the sum(s) actual paid by the individual, relevant User to Sorare in the twelve (12) months prior to the claim giving rise to such liability.

18.2. User Content. Sorare is a hosting provider of the content released by the Users and or any content exchanged between Users. Such content is neither attributable to Sorare nor does it represent Sorare’s opinion. Sorare cannot be held liable for any third-party content such as the content released by Users and/or any content exchanged between Users. Sorare disclaims all responsibility for any and all content as well as the nature of such content exchanged between Users.

19. Account Deletion and Termination

19.1 Account Deletion.

19.1.1. You may terminate these T&Cs at any time by requesting the deletion of your User account and discontinuing your use of the Website, App, and Services.

19.1.2 The deletion of your account will result in the irreversible deletion of all User data associated with the account.You must save any Collectibles and Cryptocurrencies stored on the Wallet to an external wallet before any deletion request. Any Collectibles and/or Cryptocurrency stored on your Wallet that have not been transferred out of your account at the date of deletion will be permanently irretrievable. Sorare will not be responsible for the permanent loss of any Collectibles and/or Cryptocurrency that was not saved prior to a deletion request.

19.1.3. Sorare may, upon notice to you, terminate your User account at any time if you are in breach of these Terms or any applicable Additional Terms. Where your User account is terminated, we will provide the reasons for the termination. We may suspend your User account prior to sending the communication if we need to take immediate action. We will not be liable to you or to any other person as a result of any such suspension or termination.

19.1.4. Sorare may at any time, for any reason and in its sole discretion, terminate these Terms and suspend and/or discontinue all or part of the Services without notice. Users agree, to the fullest extent permitted by law, that any suspension or termination of access to the Services may be without notice, and that Sorare shall not be liable for the consequences of any such suspension or termination.

19.1.5. In case of termination of these Terms, Sorare will provide you with the opportunity to withdraw your Collectibles and Cryptocurrencies, unless the termination or suspension of the account was decided due to a violation of these Terms, the Terms of Use and/or any applicable Additional Terms, particularly in the case of a fraudulent, abusive or illegal activity. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law and notwithstanding anything to the contrary, the termination and/or suspension of a User account will be without prejudice to any other legal action that Sorare may take against the User.

20. Amendment

20.1. We reserve the right to modify or amend these Terms, and/or any Additional Terms at any time. If we make material changes to any of the foregoing terms, we will notify you about these amendments in advance, via a dedicated communication method (such as an email sent to the email address associated with your User account) and allow for a reasonable period for you to review the updated terms. If you do not want to agree to any updated terms, you may terminate the present Terms by requesting deletion of your Using account and automatically discontinuing your use of the Services. If you do not terminate the Terms before the expiry of the period of time specified following the update notification, your continued use of the Services shall constitute acceptance of the revised terms.

20.2. The applicable version of the Terms is the latest version published on the date of use of the Services.

21.Miscellaneous

21.1. Failure by Sorare at any time to exercise its rights under these Terms shall not constitute the waiver of such right.

21.2. If any term, provision, or section of these Terms is held invalid or unenforceable, then that term, provision or section will be deemed removed from these Terms and will not affect the validity or enforceability of any remaining part of such provision, section or any other term, provision or section of these Terms, provided that the essential provisions of these Terms remain in effect.

21.3. All obligations which by their nature should or are intended to survive the termination or expiration of these Terms shall continue in full force and effect, regardless of the termination of these Terms by you or Sorare.

21.4. The Website may periodically feature sweepstakes, contests, raffles, or similar promotions (“Promotions”) via the Website.  Such Promotions may be governed by rules separate from these Terms. In the event Promotion rules conflict with these Terms, the Promotion rules shall control, but solely in connection with the Promotion.

22. Issue Resolution, Jurisdiction and Applicable Law

22.1. Issue Resolution.

22.1.1. If you are having an issue or would like to raise a concern, you should contact us at [email protected]. Please include your contact details and provide any additional information and relevant context.

22.1.2 Additionally, users may contact an independent Ombudsman for free by sending a request to this effect, by email, to the address [email protected]. or by mail to the Company’ address. Upon receipt, Sorare undertakes to work towards a timely resolution.

22.1.3 Pursuant to the French Consumer Code we offer access to such alternative dispute resolution program where you have a complaint that we cannot resolve.

Before filing a claim with the alternative dispute resolution entity, you must first send us the claim. We shall then attempt to resolve the complaint internally. If we cannot resolve the complaint or if you are unhappy with the solution provided, and if your claim is less than one year old, you can address your claim to CNP Mediation by:

Post at the following address: CNPMEDIATION CONSOMMATION 27, avenue de la Libération 42400 Saint-Chamond Electronically directly at the following address https://www.cnpm-mediation-consommation.eu/.

22.1.4 Users in the European Union may also contact the online dispute resolution service of the European Commission at the following address: ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr.

22.2 Applicable law. These T&Cs, the Terms of Use and any applicable Additional Terms are governed by French law. However, if you are a consumer and resident of any European Union country you will benefit from mandatory provisions of, and legal rights available to you under, the laws of that country. Nothing in these Terms affects your rights as a consumer to rely on these local law mandatory provisions and legal rights.

22.3 Jurisdiction. Where allowed or required by applicable law, you agree that the courts of France will have exclusive jurisdiction. However, if you are a consumer and a resident of any other European Union member, you and Sorare may also bring proceedings in that country.

Marketplace Terms

1. Scope

The Marketplace is a bulletin board where you can advertise that a Collectible is for sale or purchase through a post. If you post a collectible for sale, you are a “Seller” and if you buy a Collectible, you are a “Buyer.” These Marketplace Terms, together with the Terms and Conditions, govern your offer(s) to sell or purchase a Collectible on Sorare.

2. Sale and Exchange

2.1 Buying, Selling, and Exchanging. You may post your Collectibles for sale on the Marketplace in accordance with the procedures set out in the Help Center. To offer a Collectible for sale you set the price and post the Collectible to the Marketplace (the “Offer”). The Offer will be open on the Marketplace for 48 hours. You may accept ETH, a Collectible, or the combination of the two for the relevant Offer; this is arranged exclusively between the Seller and Buyer. If you do not sell your Collectible within this period, the relevant Offer’s post expires, but you may post the Collectible for sale again at any time.

2.2 Transactions Between Buyers and Sellers. Sorare does not intervene, arrange or more generally participate in the conclusion of the sale between Buyers and Sellers on the Marketplace in any way, nor does it intervene in any way in the choice and/or price of the Collectibles subject to the Offers on the Marketplace. Sorare is not a party nor an agent to the sale or purchase of a Collectible on the Marketplace, and Sorare does not act as an execution intermediary for the bilateral or multilateral matching of the interests of Buyers and Sellers. This means that Sorare will not arrange and/or match potential buying interests of the potential Buyers to Collectibles posted for sale by the Buyers, or otherwise direct Offers to potential Buyers. You are solely responsible for your offers to sell or buy Collectibles; we make no claims regarding any Offer, Seller, price, Buyer, and/or Collectible value. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Sorare can intervene after the transactions have been made, if the post or purchase is not compliant with the T&Cs, Marketplace Terms and/or applicable law or regulation.

2.3 Marketplace Prices and Offers for Sale. Sorare does not control the value, relevance and/or fairness of the prices proposed by a Seller. The Seller is solely responsible for determining the selling price of the relevant Collectible and the Buyer is solely responsible for evaluating the price of any Collectible posted on the Marketplace. Any non-professional User can post an Offer on the Marketplace, in that User’s sole discretion.

2.4. Taxes. As a matter of principle, the Seller is responsible for all taxes, duties, and levies due in respect of the transaction it enters into with a Buyer.

2.4.1. Sorare reserves the right to remove any Offers from the Marketplace if the relevant Seller (i) has violated or is suspected to have violated the Terms and Conditions, these Marketplace Terms, and/or any applicable Additional Terms that the Seller has accepted, and/or (ii) is subject to a temporary or permanent service restriction or account suspension.

2.5 Ranking an Offer

2.5.1 The Collectibles listed on the Marketplace are ranked according to an algorithm. The algorithm takes into account the price offered by the Seller and the scarcity of the Collectible, with the aim of highlighting Offers with the best ratio of listed price and the performance of the athlete represented by the Collectible. This default ranking method corresponds to the sorting criterion of the search results called "Best Value" on the Marketplace.

2.5.2. Potential Buyers may alternatively refine a search of Offers by sorting the results on the basis of the following other criteria:

  • Offers from the most recent to the least recent list date ("Ending Soon");
  • Offers from the least recent to the most recent list date ("Newly Listed");
  • Offers from the most expensive to the least expensive list price ("Highest Price");
  • Offers from the least expensive to the most expensive list price ("Lowest Price").

The Collectibles are then ranked in the search results according to the selected criteria.

2.6 Disputes on the Marketplace.

2.6.1 Any and all claims arising from the use of the Marketplace functionalities (post an Offer, ranking an Offer, removing an Offer) must be addressed to the client support department of Sorare via the Help Center.

2.7 Disputes on the Buying and Selling.

2.7.1 Responsibility for Disputes between the Buyers and the Sellers. When buying or selling Collectibles on the Marketplace, you understand and agree that you are solely responsible for the relevant transaction. To the fullest extent allowed by applicable law, Sorare shall not be held liable for damages caused by the sale, purchase, price, or any other act carried out by either Buyers or Sellers on or in connection with the Marketplace.

2.7.2 Dispute Resolution between the Buyers and the Sellers. Any and all potential claims must be resolved between the relevant Buyer or Seller. The Seller is solely responsible for addressing any claim made against that Seller. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Sorare reserves the right to enforce these Terms, investigate and remediate suspected and/or actual fraud and/or take part in arbitration or other regulatory or judicial action, in its sole discretion.

2.8 Tax and Social Security Obligations.

2.8.1 General Obligations. Note that according to most tax legislation, the sale of a Collectible is likely to constitute taxable income, particularly where the sale price of the Collectible is higher than its purchase price.

(A.) You are solely responsible for declaring any income from a sale of your Collectible to the competent tax and/or social security administration.

(B.) Nothing in this section shall be construed as financial, tax or legal advice. We encourage you to contact the competent tax social security authorities to ensure you comply with all the laws and regulations applicable to you.

(C.) You may not use the Services and/or the Marketplace in an attempt to circumvent and/or avoid any tax, financial or other obligation applicable to you, including but not limited to income or social security obligations, anti-money laundering laws and/or regulations, court-mandated payment obligations and/or to finance or support any illicit or terrorist related activities.

2.8.2 Residents of France. Users residing in France for tax purposes can fulfil their tax obligations via the French tax authority’s website, www.impots.gouv.fr, and obtain information on the tax regimes that may apply and the tax declaration procedures on the page accessible via the following link: https://www.impots.gouv.fr/portail/node/10841.

Users residing in France for tax purposes may, where applicable, fulfil their social security obligations via the social security website, www.urssaf.fr, and obtain information on the social security schemes that may apply and the reporting procedures: https://www.urssaf.fr/portail/home/espaces-dedies/activites-relevant-de-leconomie.html

2.9. Transaction Reporting. Collectibles posted for Offers via the Marketplace and which have been subject to transactions will be subject to a Transaction Reporting. The Transaction Reporting covers the number of transactions and amount made during the previous year and will be made available to you at the beginning of the year.

Referral Program Terms

1. Referral program

1.1. You may refer other users to sign-up for a User account Sorare website by participating in the referral program governed by these Referral Program terms (the “Referral Program"). The Referral Program offers Users (the “Referrer”) the opportunity to earn rewards by inviting others (the “Referee”) to use the Services.

1.2. Participation in the Referral Program is governed by the Terms and Conditions and additionally the present Referral Program Terms (“Referral Terms”). To participate in the Referral Program, you must accept the T&Cs and these Referral Terms.

2. Referrer Eligibility

2.1. To be eligible to participate in the Referral Program, you must:

  • have a validated account on the Website that complies with the Terms and Conditions and Terms of Use;
  • comply with these Referral Terms ;
  • generate a referral link from the Website https://sorare.com/invite (the "Referral Link").

3. Qualified Referrals

3.1. To be considered valid (the "Qualified Referral"), the referral must meet the following conditions:

(i) the Referee must be a natural person, at least eighteen (18) years of age and separate from the Referrer, who has never created a Sorare User account and was not in the process of creating a User account.

ii) The Referee must:

a) create an account by accessing the Website through the Referrer's Referral Link;

b) verify the account;

c) accept the T&Cs;

d) For Sorare: Football, purchase five (5) Collectibles on the Primary Market or for Sorare: MLB, purchase seven (7) Collectibles on the Primary Market, within 150 days of creating a User account, in the relevant sport accepting Referrals.For the avoidance of doubt, purchases on the Secondary Market by Referee will not count towards the conditions required for a Qualified Referral.

3.2. If the Referral Link used by the Referee has been promoted, directly or indirectly, through or with the help of paid advertising, any referrals created via that promoted link will not be eligible for rewards under this Section.

3.3. Referral Rewards.

3.3.1. In case of a Qualified Referral, both the Referrer and the Referee will receive one randomly chosen Collectible as a reward (the “Referral Reward”). For the avoidance of doubt, referrals that do not qualify as Qualified Referral are not eligible for any reward.

3.3.2. Except for delays due to technical reasons, Referral Rewards are delivered to Referee’s Wallet within seven (7) days of the date on which the Referee purchased its fifth Collectible on the primary market.

4. Violations of the Referral Terms

4.1. In case of actual, suspected and/or attempted fraud (particularly where the Referee is suspected of or is operating multiple accounts or is suspected of or has carried out otherwise fraudulent activity), violation of the T&Cs and/or these Referral Terms, Sorare reserves the right to limit the relevant User from accessing the Services and/or participating in the Referral Program, and to undertake other action in connection with the relevant User account(s) pursuant to the Terms and Conditions, without prejudice to any legal action that may be taken by Sorare against the relevant User.

5. Miscellaneous

5.1. The conditions and benefits set out in these Referral Terms may, at any time and without prior notice, be unilaterally updated. Continued participation in the Referral Program following an update shall constitute acceptance of the updated term(s).

5.2. Sorare reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, limit, or discontinue the Referral Program at any time, each without penalty or further obligation to you.

Affiliate Program Terms

1. Scope

1.1. You may apply to and participate in the affiliate program (the “Affiliate Program") pursuant to the Terms and Conditions, these Affiliate Program Terms (“Affiliate Terms”) and the Master Campaign Agreement. The Affiliate Program offers you the opportunity to earn a commission on revenue generated by other Users you have introduced to Sorare, for the eligible sport(s) listed on the affiliate program page.

2. Application

2.1.  In order to participate in the Affiliate Program, you must send an application here. In order to be eligible to apply, you must:

  • have a validated account on the Website;
  • accept and comply with the Terms and Conditions and these Affiliate Terms;
  • apply for participation in the Affiliate Program through the Website https://sorare.com/affiliate_program. Your application must be accurate and complete to the best of your knowledge.

3. Acceptance and Participation

3.1. Acceptance. Sorare will notify you via email if your application has been accepted or declined. Acceptance depends on factors such as but not limited to the number of current Affiliate Program participants, community reach, relevance, etc. Sorare reserves the right to accept or decline an application in its sole discretion, without any reason or prior notice.

4. Participation

4.1 During the application process, you must enroll with our Affiliate Program Partner, Impact (“Affiliate Program Partner”). Please note that our Affiliate Program partner is a Third-Party Service. In order to participate in the Affiliate Program, you must additionally accept their Master Campaign Agreement.

4.2. After you have successfully enrolled (“Affiliate” or “Affiliates”),  you may generate an affiliate link under the conditions indicated on the Affiliate Program Partner website (the "Affiliate Link").

5. Qualified Leads

5.1. To be considered as an Affiliate-referred User (a “Lead”), the following conditions must be met:

(i) The Lead must be a natural person, at least eighteen (18) years of age and separate from the Affiliate, who has never created a Sorare User account and was not in the process of creating a User account.

(ii) The Lead must:

  • create an account by accessing the Website through the Affiliate’s Affiliate Link;
  • verify the User account;
  • accept the T&Cs.

(iii) If the Affiliate Link used by the Lead has been promoted, directly or indirectly, through or with the help of paid advertising, any referrals created via that promoted link will not be eligible for rewards under this Section.

6. Affiliate Fees

6.1. In consideration of the qualified Leads made, the Affiliate shall receive a commission of 10% (the “Affiliate Fees”), of the revenue generated by the Leads for a one-year period from the date of creation of the account by the Lead. Whether or not taxes are included will be updated automatically depending on the requirements of your region.

6.2. The Affiliate understands and expressly agrees that Sorare will only pay Affiliate Fees due for Leads referred through the Affiliate Link automatically tracked and reported by the systems of Sorare or its Affiliate Program Partner. The Affiliate understands and acknowledges that, unless proven otherwise, the tracking data of the qualified Leads kept in the information system of Sorare, Affiliate Program Partner or other Third-Party Service will constitute the final and valid record of the Affiliate Fees due. Sorare will not be liable for any Affiliate Fees not recorded.

6.3. Affiliate Fees are paid the month following the month in which the revenue was generated by the Lead.

7. Violations

7.1. In case of fraud or attempted or suspected fraud or violation of the Terms and Conditions or these Affiliate Terms, Sorare reserves the right to limit the relevant User from accessing the Services and/or participating in the Affiliate program, and to undertake other action in connection with the relevant User Account(s) pursuant to the Terms and Conditions, without prejudice to any legal action that may be taken by Sorare against the relevant User.

7.2. You acknowledge and agree that where you are reasonably found to have submitted fraudulent Leads for which you have been paid Affiliate Fee(s) for, and/or if the your participation in the Affiliate Program has been accepted by Sorare on the basis of false information, you will be liable to refund Sorare the full amount of the Affiliate Fees paid to you.

8. Miscellaneous

8.1 The conditions and benefits set out in these Affiliate Terms may, at any time and without prior notice, be unilaterally updated. Continued participation in the Affiliate Program following an update shall constitute acceptance of the updated term(s).