International Ice Hockey Federation

IIHF Terms and Conditions

IIHF Terms and Conditions


Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully. These Terms and Conditions of use (hereinafter referred to as the “Legal Terms”) describe the terms and conditions applicable to your access and use of this website (and/or any linked Website controlled by these Legal Terms (hereinafter referred to as the “Website”), the Services or the Content contained herein. By accessing this Website and/or any pages thereof, you signify your agreement with and understanding of the Legal Terms pertaining to both this Website and any material contain on the Website. Your use of or access to, the Services or the Content is also governed by the’s Privacy Policy, which is accessible at, and are hereby incorporated into these Legal Terms by refer-ence. If you do not agree to these Legal Terms, do not access this Website or Websites controlled by these Legal Terms. In addition, when using particular services, including, but not limited to, IIHF Statistical Information and IIHF Guidelines for Using IIHF Trademarks and Copyrights, you shall be subject to any posted guidelines or rules that may be posted on the Website from time to time. All such guidelines and rules are hereby incorporated by reference into these Legal Terms. Please note that when accessing an International Ice Hockey Federation Partner, Sponsor and/or Supplier’s website or an IIHF Championship Partner, Sponsor and/or Supplier’s website (hereinafter collective-ly referred to as IIHF Partners”) via this Website, each respective IIHF Partners’ website has its own terms and conditions and privacy policy and your use of or access to an IIHF Partner’s website is governed by the respective IIHF Partner’s terms and conditions and privacy policy, which is availa-ble through a link on the IIHF Partner’s website.


IIHF reserves the right to change these Legal Terms at any time without notice to you. You are therefore responsible for regularly reviewing these Legal Terms. Continued use of this Website fol-lowing any such changes shall constitute your acceptance of such changes.

Scope of Use

The IIHF currently provides users with various Services, including but not limited to social media, video offers and other interactive and non-interactive features, all of which may be updated, deleted or otherwise modified from time to time at the discretion of the IIHF. In addition, the IIHF also pro-vides access to certain footage (video and audio), photographs, texts, images, statistics, logos and other media and intellectual property related to or otherwise associated with the IIHF and/or the IIHF Events. All of the Services and Content on this Website are collectively referred to as “Services” herein.

The IIHF invites you to access, view and use small portions of the Content (including text, graphics, software, video files, photos, etc.) of this Website only for personal informational purposes provided that (a) all copyright notices and/or other proprietary notices are left intact; (b) a link to the Legal Terms are included; (c) all content is displayed in accordance with all IIHF requirements as notified on this Website. However, you may not store, modify, reproduce, transmit, sell or distribute (for commercial or non-commercial purposes) any portion of the Content of this Website, or the design or layout of the Website or individual sections thereof, in any form or media without prior IIHF written consent. The commercial or non-commercial use, reproduction, transmission or distribution of any information software or other material available through this Website without the prior written con-sent of the IIHF is strictly prohibited. Should you be interested in reproducing, duplicating or copying any of the content of the Website, please contact the IIHF at [email protected].

Access to Services

In order to use this Website or the Services to access the Content, you must obtain access to the World Wide Web. In addition, you must provide all equipment necessary to make such connection to the World Wide Web, including a computer and modem or other access device. The Services are subject to transmission limitations of the Internet, including, but not limited to, video and/or audio dropouts, rebuffering or loss of connection.

At times, Geo-blocking restrictions apply to Services that allow the user to watch live-streaming of games, or highlights. Geo-blocking restrictions are designed to protect the television rights holder of certain games. If you circumvent or attempt to circumvent any geo-blocked restrictions, your sub-scription to such Services (and/or right to utilize such service) will be subject to immediate termina-tion and you may be subject to legal action.

User Conduct

You agree that in connection with your use of this Website, the Services and/or the Content you will not: (a) upload, post, email or otherwise transmit or link to any content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of anyone’s privacy, hateful, fraudulent, pornographic, profane, racially and/or ethically offensive or that the IIHF judges to be otherwise objectionable, or that discloses personal or private matters concerning any person that restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Website, or may expose the IIHF or their users to any harm or liability of any type, in each case solely determined by the IIHF; (b) imper-sonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, an IIHF Official, an IIHF Member National Association Official, a current or former IIHF Member National Association player or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity; (c) upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any content that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information or proprietary or confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreement); (d) upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes” or any other form of solicitation; (e) misuse this Website by knowingly introducing viruses, Trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologi-cally harmful; (f) attempt to gain unauthorized access to this Website, the server on which this Website is stored or any server, computer, database connected to this Website or attach the IIHF Website via a denial-of-service attach or distributed denial-of-service attack; and (g) intentionally or unintentionally violate, or encourage the violation of, any applicable local, state, national or interna-tional law.

By breaching some of these provisions, you may commit a criminal offence in a number of different jurisdictions. The IIHF may report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and may cooperate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use the Website will cease immediately.

The IIHF will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, comput-er programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of this Website or due to you down-loading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.

User Messages

A) With respect to messages, information, data, graphics, photographs, images, creative ideas, concepts, know-how, techniques, suggestions or improvements or other content that you transmit, submit or post to the Websites and/or in connection with any of the Services (“Message”), you are, by transmitting such Message, granting the IIHF a perpetual, world-wide, royalty-free, non-exclusive, and irrevocable license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, translate, prepare derivative works based upon your Message, and distribute such Message for any purpose and in any form. This license is granted automatically and no payment of any find will be due to you.

B) The IIHF has the right, but not the obligation, in its sole discretion, to review, edit or delete any Message for any reason. Although the IIHF and its Partners may monitor and/or review Messages from time to time, they are under no obligation to do so and the IIHF does not assume any liability or responsibility with respect to any Messages, including those that contain errors, defamatory content, pornography, profanity or inaccuracies.

C) You acknowledge and agree that Messages are not confidential, and may be read, intercepted by others, and accessible on the World Wide Web and that you are entirely responsible for any losses that the IIHF, or any other users, may suffer as a result of any message you post.

D) The IIHF advises that you exercise caution when revealing any personal information about your-self on any message board.

Modification and Termination to the Website

You understand that the IIHF may, at any time and from time to time, for any reason and without notice, and without liability to you or any third party, immediately modify, discontinue, change or re-strict this Website and/or use thereof, and make changes to the Content, Software and/or Services of the Website. You agree that the IIHF shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modifi-cation, suspension or discontinuance of this Website generally or your use specifically.

Third Party Materials, Services and External Links

This Website and/or Services may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other world wide websites or resources; and other world wide websites or resources may provide links to this Web-site. Because the IIHF has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that the IIHF is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources and does not endorse and is not responsible for any content, advertising, products or other materials on or availa-ble from such sites or resources, (unless specifically indicated in the website, that the IIHF Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy control the use of the Website; for example, IIHF Official Champi-onship Websites.

You further understand and acknowledge that in some cases, it may be necessary or desirable to use third party services, software, technology, data and/or other content (collectively, “Third Party Materials”) either independently or in connection with various programs, features or functions avail-able through this Website and/or Services. Such Third Party Materials may be downloaded to and/or stored on your computer or otherwise employed in connection with the functions and features of the Websites and the Services and you may or may not be notified of the same. Your use of Third Party Services may be subject to terms and conditions other than these Legal Terms. Further, Third Party Materials may appear to be sourced either through a Website or through a third party website. In any event, you agree and acknowledge that the IIHF assumes no liability with respect to your use of such Third Party Materials whether you are aware of their use or not and whether or not the use of such Third Party Materials are endorsed or recommended for use by the IIHF.

IIHF Prediction Game and other Games offer on the IIHF World Junior Page

By registering to participate in the IIHF Prediction Game or other Games offered on the IIHF World Junior Page (l collectively referred to as the (“Game(s)”) governed by these Legal Terms and the Game(s)’ Rule you agree to be bound by not only these Legal Terms but also all applicable Games’ Rules.

No purchase of any item or service is necessary in order to enter the Game(s) and no payment is required from you to enter the Game(s). The sole consideration from you is that you agree to be bound by these Legal Terms and the Game(s)’ Rules. Certain prizes may be offered. You have no obligation to accept any prizes offer when winning IIHF Game(s).

A prize winner of any Game may be required to participate in future publicity related specifically to winning the respective Game. By participating in the IIHF Game(s), and agreeing to accept a prize, the prize winner and their guests agree that the IIHF can record, film and/or photograph their partici-pation in all aspects of the relevant prize and exploit, and authorize third parties to exploit, such films, photographs or recordings in any media now known or hereafter invented in any part of the world and for any purpose whatsoever in perpetuity, with no payment being due to the competitor or their guests.

Proof of making an entry does not constitute proof of receipt by the IIHF. The IIHF does not accept any responsibility for entries which are lost, damaged, or delayed (including due to internet service disruption).

The IIHF reserves the right to suspend and delete any participant in the Game(s) by way of names which are deemed to be inappropriate or offensive. Depending on the seriousness of the situation, the competitor’s account may be deleted in its entirety without notice. Any such decisions by the IIHF are final. In the event that a name is deemed unsuitable, the IIHF may reject such team name and provide the competitor seven days to change the name.

Any personal information that you submit will be controlled by the IIHF Privacy Policy (available at (IIHF Homepage). The IIHF will not disclose the personnel information that you provide when registering to participate in a Game to any other competitors or third parties unless required to do so by applicable law. The IIHF will only use your personnel information that you provide when registered to participate in a Game in accordance with your consent obtain when registering for the respective Game.

The IIHF does not condone competitor setting up/joining Games charging for entry and cannot be held responsible for their management or any loss suffered through users’ involvement.

If the IIHF deems it necessary, it will establish Game Rules for any of the IIHF Game(s). For the avoidance of doubt, not all of the IIHF Game(s) will have Game rules, and therefore, in playing the Game you must merely follow all applicable Legal Terms indicated herein. The IIHF reserves the right to alter, amend, or supplement the Game(s) Rules from time to time in its absolute discretion. You agree that no liability shall attach to the IIHF as a result of any such change and so are advised to check the Game(s) Rules regularly from time to time. The Game(s) Rules form part of these Legal Terms. The IIHF will be the sole decision-maker of any matter of interpretation of the Game(s) Rules and any aspect of the content of, or playing of, the Game(s). All IIHF decisions as to any matter aris-ing out of or in connection with the Game(s) Rules including, but not limited to, the allocation of points to any player and/or the award of any Prize and/or ranking shall be final and conclusive.

Any breach of the Game(s) Rules and Legal Terms from time to time will also be a breach of these Legal Terms. In the event of any breach of these Legal Terms or the Game(s) Rules, the IIHF re-serves the right to refuse entry to the Game(s), disqualify you from the Game(s). If you are barred or disqualified from entry, you shall not be eligible to participate in the Game(s) under any other identity or team name (any such decision by the IIHF is final).

Intellectual property

You acknowledge and agree that: (a) all IIHF logos and marks as well as all other proprietary mate-rials depicted on this Website (collectively referred to as “IIHF Marks”), the Services and the Content are the property of the IIHF and may not be reproduced for any reason without the prior written con-sent of the IIHF; and (b) the Content, including without limitation, news articles, press releases, sta-tistics, player biographies, photographs, images, illustrations, audio and video clips, is the property of, or is licensed to the IIHF. You further acknowledge and agree; (a) any necessary software used in connection with this Website, the Services and the Content (the “Software”) contains proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws and is either owned by or licensed to the IIHF; and (b) content contained in Partner advertisements or in-formation presented to you through this Website, the Services and the Content is protected by copy-rights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws.

The IIHF shall bear no responsibility whatsoever for unauthorized copying and/or use of any material property of third parties on this Website.

Except as authorized by the IIHF, you agree not to reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, dis-tribute, copy, publicly display or otherwise use this Website, IIHF Marks, the Content, the Software or any derivative works based on the Website, IIHF Marks, the Services, the Content or the Soft-ware, in whole or in part accept as authorized herein. Other than the limited right of personal use in connection with your personal, non-commercial use of the Websites, the Services and the Content, you will have no rights to the Software.

No offer of Service

Unless otherwise expressly stated so, the material on the Website is intended to be for informational purposes only. IIHF makes no representation that material on the Website is appropriate or available for use in jurisdictions other than Switzerland. Those users who choose to access the Website from other locations do so at their own risk and are responsible for compliance with local laws and regula-tions.



B) IIHF makes no warranty or representation that (i) the Website, or any feeds from it, will meet your requirements, (ii) the Website, or any feed from it, will be uninterrupted, timely secure or error-free, (iii) the results that may be obtained from the use of the Website, or any feeds from it, will be accu-rate or reliable, (iv) the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you through the website will meet your expectations, and (v) any errors in the software will be corrected.

C) Any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the Website, or any feeds from it, is done at your own discretion and risk and you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of any such material.

D) Commentary and other materials posted on the Website, or contained in any feeds from it, are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. No information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from IIHF or through or from the Website shall create any warranty or other obligation not expressly stated in the IIHF Legal Terms and the IIHF disclaims all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to the Website or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.

Limitation of Liability

You expressly acknowledge and agree that IIHF shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, including but not limited to, damages for loss of prof-its, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses (even if IIHF has been advised of the possibility of such damages) resulting from: (a) the use or the inability to use the Website; (b) the cost of pro-curement of substitute services resulting from any data, information or services purchased or ob-tained or messages received or transactions entered into through or from the Website; (c) unauthor-ized access to or alternation of your transmission or data; (d) statements or conduct of any third party on the Website; (e) results of the Website, any Websites linked to it and any materials posted on it; (f) with respect to the IIHF Fantasy Game, any loss which you may suffer as a result of or in connection with or arising out of any Prize, or (g) any other matter relating to the Website.

You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Website of these Legal Terms must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose. IF YOU DO NOT DO SO, YOU EXPRESSLY WAIVE ANY RIGHT TO HAVE TO DO SO.


Notwithstanding any other term of this Agreement or any act or failure to act by the IIHF or its ven-dors or Partners, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the IIHF and its respective of-ficers, directors, governors, owners, other officials, partners, partnerships, principals, employees, affiliates and other related entities, servants, agents, representatives, successors and assigns from and against any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising out of (a) a Message you submit through the Website or Services; (b) your use of this Website or the Services; (b) your participation in any activities arising from the Websites; (c) your connection with the Website or the Services; (d) your violation of, or failure to perform your obligations under the Legal Terms; or (e) your violation of any rights of another.

Linking to the Website and Embedding Content

A) No link to any part of the Websites may be “framed” to the extent such frame contains any spon-sorship, advertising or other commercial text or graphics. All links to the Websites must be to the applicable Website’s home page. “Deep Linking” to internal pages of the Websites is expressly pro-hibited.

B) Certain Services may provide you with the ability to embed Content into other websites. All use of embedded content must be for non-commercial purposes.

Pay Services

Please note that all Pay Services are provided through an independent billing partner and by sub-scribing to the Pay Services you will be contracting directly with the independent billing partner and not the IIHF.

You must provide the independent billing partner with valid credit card information. You are respon-sible for paying any amounts billed to your credit card by you or a third party, whether or not you authorized such billing.

Privacy and Security

In order to use some of the Services, you may be required to register with the IIHF by providing cer-tain information about yourself, including your name and email address. As the IIHF is subject to Swiss Data Protection Laws when collecting and processing personal data, all information collected about you during your registration for and/or use of this Website or Services will be used in accord-ance with all applicable laws, including, but not limited to, Swiss Data Protection Laws, and with the Privacy Policy (the terms of which are hereby incorporated into these Legal Terms by ref-erence). You agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as requested in connection with your registration for Services. If you provide untrue and/or inaccurate information or the IIHF has reasonable grounds to suspect the information is untrue and/or inaccu-rate, the IIHF has the right to suspend or terminate your registration.

Certain Services may require that you create a password upon completing the registration process for the respective Service. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password.

If you communicate with IIHF by e-mail, you should note that the security of Internet e-mail is uncer-tain. By sending sensitive or confidential e-mail messages which are not encrypted you accept the risk of such uncertainty and possible lack of confidentiality over the internet.

General Information

The Legal Terms constitute the entire Agreement between you and the IIHF in relation to their sub-ject matter, superseding and extinguishing any prior agreements, arrangements, undertakings of any nature, between you and the IIHF, whether oral or written in relation to such subject matter.

The Legal Terms and the relationship between you and the IIHF shall be governed by the Laws of Switzerland. In the case of a dispute, you agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Zürich, Switzerland.

Any failure by the IIHF to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Legal Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

If any provision of these Legal Terms is found to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision shall be given effect to the fullest extent practicable, and the other provisions of these Legal Terms remain in full force and effect. The section titles in these Legal Terms are only for convenience and have no legal or contractual effect.