Introduction. Hi, we’re TipstersPortal and welcome! We’re happy to have you here and we hope you enjoy your stay. The TipstersPortal website or the ‘Site’ is provided to you by TipstersPortal Limited (‘we’, ‘us’ or ‘TipstersPortal’), a company registered in Hong Kong under the number 2319184. Its head office is located at Room 1403,14/F,1 Lyndhurst Tower 1 Lyndhurst Terrace Central Hong Kong.
I. Acceptance of Terms
The following terms and conditions (‘Terms’) have been created to inform you (the ‘User’) about certain conditions and guidelines that you must follow in order to access the Site and any related content, including but not limited to opinions, information, data, files, text, images, photos, audio and video files (‘Content’). Using or interacting with this Site means that you agree to these Terms. If you do not completely consent to these Terms, you must stop using this Site immediately. ‘Using’ this Site includes, but is not limited to, registering an account, browsing web pages or viewing any Content, whether via personal computers, smartphones, mobile apps, mobile devices, or any other devices.
Who We Are and What We Do. TipstersPortal is a website that provides access to sports information, specializing in expert opinions from Tipsters registered on our Site (the ‘Tip’ or ‘Tips’) on the possible outcomes of sports events. For each sporting event, a Tipster will select what he believes to be (1) the appropriate types of bets available from independent gaming sites (simple bet home/draw/away, over/under, asian handicap etc.); and (2) the best odds available from such gaming sites.
Not a Gambling Site. The Tips on our Site are provided by independent Tipsters, not by us. We are only a platform for the Tipsters to publish their Tips. We do not control the Tipsters, and we have no influence over their Tips. Under certain conditions, any person may register on our Site as a Tipster at any time. You accept that this ease of becoming a Tipster is necessary for the quick dissemination of information.
In connection with the Tips, we do not accept any wages or stakes. You cannot bet on our Site. While you can buy Tips on this Site, the purchase price is only for the advice provided by the Tipsters. This price does not depend on the odds or actual outcome of the sporting event. We do not pay out any winnings and take no risk or position on the results of the event. It is your sole responsibility to act on the Tips, and any wins or losses that you may obtain from using such Tips to bet with independent gaming sites is for your sole account. We have no affiliation with any gaming site or any gambling operator.
Registration. Membership is free. When you create an account and accept these terms, you become a member of our community. Membership allows you to view and buy Tips. Membership also gives you the opportunity to become a Tipster and earn referral income, as explained below.
A Tip represents a specific selection from a sporting event given by a profesional Tipster. TipstersPortal facilitates transactions between those seeking Tips (‘Buyers’) and the Tipsters via a payment solution. Any transactions are logged on your member’s statement, which records the payments made by you to tipsters via TipstersPortal (as a Buyer) and by Buyers via TipstersPortal to you (if you choose to act as a Tipster).
Membership Requirements. You must be 18 years of age or older. If you do not meet this specific requirement you are not eligible to use any of our services. If we find out or suspect that you are below 18 years of age, we may terminate your account at any time without notice. Your membership is not transferrable.
For purposes of registering your membership account, you must provide truthful personal information as requested, including real name, address, email, phone number and other relevant information. We reserve the right, in our discretion, to approve or disapprove of any account. You must update your account immediately in case of any change of information, such as contact information or address.
You must keep your password and other account information confidential. You are responsible for all activities under your account. We may treat any person accessing your account with your password exactly as we would treat you, without any liability for doing so. You must immediately let us know of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security.
Compliance with Law. While we are not a gambling website, we recognize that Tips may be used by Buyers for purposes of gambling. Gambling-related information may be subject to various laws and limitations depending on each country. Users of the Site are individually responsible for knowing their own country’s applicable law, and acting accordingly.
Referrals. As a part of our Affiliate Program, if you refer a new member to our Site you will be eligible to receive affiliate income. You can find out more about the Affiliate Program and the terms applying to referrals here.
Becoming a Tipster. Imagine making passive income from the comfort of your own home. Start your day doing what you love, analyzing matches, choosing your Tips and adding them to your account. Imagine how your client list will grow thanks to your knowledge and success rate. Some of our Tipsters sell their tips in their free time as a hobby, some do it to get their name out there, and some are able to make it their full time profession. If you want to get involved in our community as a Tipster, find out how here. Remember that if you become a Tipster, these Terms will continue to apply, along with the following Tipster Terms that you’ll agree to in a moment.
III. Specific Disclaimer
Assumption of Risk. You use this Site and buy Tips at your sole risk and liability. We make no guarantees, promises, warranties or representations of any kind regarding Tipsters or their Tips. You accept that Tips are the subjective opinion of a Tipster, and are inherently speculative. If you use the Tips to gamble on other websites or with any gambling operators, you accept the possibility that you may lose all of the amounts wagered, and that you may otherwise suffer financial losses, distress, trauma and emotional harm.
It your duty to verify that the information presented by the Tipster is accurate. You assume responsibility to conduct your own verification of any Tip that you consider buying. You have the sole obligation to determine, among other things, whether an Tipster is appropriately qualified or experienced, whether a Tip appears valid or feasible, or whether the subject sporting event exists and offers the stated betting types and odds.
Tipsters may register or de-register from the Site at any time. We do not promise or guarantee that there will be any Tipsters who are capable or willing to provide successful Tips, or that any particular Tipster will be available at any particular time.
No Endorsement. We do not endorse the services of any particular Tipster. The decision to send engage an Tipster, or buy their Tips belongs entirely to you. We do not warrant the Tipster’s performance or the quality of their Tips, opinions or selections. While the Site may recommend certain Tipsters to you, the Site makes these recommendations automatically on the basis of statistical similarity, and not due to any substantive evaluation of the Tipster. Hence, any recommendation of a particular Tipster does not imply any liability for his Tips. You remain responsible to scrutinize any recommended Tipster and determine whether his advice is sound.
IV. Interactions with Tipsters
Purchase of Tips. When an Tipster publishes and sells his Tips on our Site, he acts on his sole behalf and is not a representative of the Site, its owners, or affiliates. If you buy the Tip, such sale and purchase, and any related legal responsibility, is between you and the Tipster, you shall look solely to Tipster in respect of any relevant liability or obligation arising from your purchase of the Tip. The Site shall be considered as merely a facilitator of a sales contract between Buyer and Tipster. The Site is not a party or third-party beneficiary to this sales contract. Any action on the basis of the purchased Tip is separately performed by Buyer to the exclusion of Site.
Tips are Opinions, Not Promises. While, as explained above, there is in effect a sales contract between you and the Tipster for the purchase of advice (i.e., the Tip), this contract does not cover, and does not apply to, any use of such advice. A Tipster’s advice is only an opinion, and not a promise, stipulation, contractual provision, representation, warranty or guaranty of any expected result. It is solely your decision and at your own risk if you choose to rely on such advice, and neither Tipster nor the Site may become liable for any outcome.
No Resale of Tips. Buyer may not resell, assign, transfer for commercial purposes any Tips found on the Site. You may use the Site for personal purposes only, and not for commercial purposes.
Relationship Between Tipsters and Buyers. The Site is only a passive conduit for information. The Site has no participation in or control over Users, Tipsters, Buyers or their Tips. In this regard, Users, Buyers and Tipsters are solely responsible for their interactions with each other, and interact solely with each other without making the Site a party.
We are not an agent, broker, or representative of any User, Tipster or Buyer. We are not authorized to act on behalf of any such parties. Before deciding to buy any Tip, you must rely solely on your own evaluation of the Tip and the Tipster, including experience, qualifications, credentials, reviews, representations made and other material facts that you, in your sole discretion, deem relevant.
No Dispute Resolution Services. We are not obligated to provide any mediation, arbitration or other dispute resolution services among Users, Buyers or Tipsters. Buyers dissatisfied with a Tip may, if they wish, communicate directly with the Tipster to raise any concerns. We are not responsible or liable to either Buyer or Tipster in case of any related conflict.
Liability Limitation. In exchange for the services provided by our Site, and other good and valuable consideration, you release the Site, its owner, directors, officers, affiliates, associates, and employees from any claims, demands, causes of action, losses and damages (direct and consequential) of every kind and nature, known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, disclosed or undisclosed, in any way connected with your use of this Site, any Tips and any other Content or information that you may find on the Site. You waive any limitations on general releases under applicable law.
Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you release and absolve the Site from any liability arising from: inaccurate, false or misleading Tips; Tips that lead to losing bets or inappropriate bets; dishonesty, fraud, swindling, deceit or misrepresentation by any Tipsters.
Review of Tipsters. We provide the ability for users to review and rate one another and the Tipsters. Any reviews that you make must be in good faith, fair, truthful and relate to actual transactions. You may not post any review that is false, malicious, offensive or invades privacy. You acknowledge that such reviews are solely your opinion and are not endorsed by Site in any way. You indemnify and hold free and harmless the Site from any liability arising from your review. We reserve the right to remove any review that violates these Terms.
Non-Circumvention. You recognize that the Site adds value to the interaction between Buyers and Tipsters, by providing a convenient platform that facilitates the fast and easy exchange of information. You acknowledge that the Site is only able to provide this value to you through a considerable investment of time, effort and money, for which the Site deserves compensation.
Therefore, you agree that, regardless of the nature of your use of this Site, you will not act in any way that would deprive the Site of its income, including but not limited to a Tipster selling Tips to Buyers, and Buyers purchasing tips from Tipsters, outside the Site; making contact with Tipsters or Buyers, or attempting to uncover Tipster or Buyer contact details outside of the Site; or in any other way circumventing or by-passing the Website.
V. Transacting as a Buyer
Buying tips. Each Tipster has by default in his account the option to create subscriptions. The initial default prices are set by us depending on the Tipster’s rank. Please visit the Rate Schedule for the current price list.
A Buyer has the option to subscribe to one or several Tipsters at any time. For each subscription the Buyer will receive tips from the Tipsters subscribed to. All the subscriptions are unlimited in terms of the number of tips. For each subscription, we will exert best efforts to request Tipster to provide you with a minimum of number of Tips. If the minimum is not reached by the time the subscription expires, we may extend the subscription until you receive the minimum. Provision of minimum Tips is the Tipster’s responsibility, and the Site shall not be held liable for any failure to receive the minimum Tips. Please consult the Rate Schedule for details.
Rebilling. Some subscriptions may be automatically renewed by TipstersPortal. If you want to cancel the automatically renewal of a subscription, you must cancel that particular subscription from your ‘payment methods’ section, listed under your ‘account’ page after login.
Placing an Order. To order any of the Tip subscriptions mentioned above , you should:
Currency Conversion. You are responsible for all costs of currency conversion relating to your account. We don’t control either the conversion rates or your financial institution’s fees. Your financial institution handles the currency conversion and may charge you additional fees in this regard. This means that you may incur additional costs when purchasing from us, which we have no control over.
Order Cancellation. We reserve the right to refuse, without being liable for any damages or costs, an order already accepted by us in the following situations, without limitation:
No Refunds. All purchases are final. We do not offer any kind of refund to payments already made, regardless of the reason, expect in our sole and absolute discretion.
Disputes Lodged with Payment Agents. If you lodge a dispute with a payment solution or payment agent for any reason, we reserve the right to freeze your account until the dispute raised with the payment agent has been closed.
VI. Intellectual Property
Exclusive Ownership. Our Site, the Tipstersportal name, the Site’s Content and any related software, networks, platforms, database, account information, interface, concepts, illustrations, articles, trade secrets, designs, research, technology, developments, know-how, technologies, look and feel, methodology, trademarks, copyrights, trade dress, logos, and any other information that we regard as proprietary, constitutes our exclusive intellectual property (‘Intellectual Property’).
No Right Granted. Nothing on this Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right to use any Intellectual Property displayed on the Site. Viewing this Site may download a copy of the Site’s materials in your device. You acknowledge that such downloaded materials remain the property of the Site, and you will delete or transfer such materials in accordance with our instructions, if any.
Limited Permission. We grant you a limited permission to use the Site’s materials solely for informational, non-commercial and personal use only and will not be copied or posted on any network computer or broadcast in any media, and no modifications of any documents are made. We expressly prohibit use for any other purpose. For avoidance of doubt, no logo, graphic, sound or image from any the Site may be copied or retransmitted unless expressly permitted by the Site.
VII. Confidentiality and Privacy
Confidentiality. You must treat all Tips as strictly confidential as soon as they are provided to you. If you fail to comply and breach this confidentiality, we are entitled to claim damages and seek legal action. While using the Site, you may also become aware of confidential information about us or another member. You promise to not disclose any confidential information made available to you through the Site to any other person.
VIII. General User Obligations
Prohibited Conduct. TipstersPortal is founded on the idea of community and like any functioning and healthy community, some things are not allowed and will not be tolerated. We aim to take a common sense approach to the general code of conduct on TipstersPortal, so we can take action on any wrongdoing even if it is not specifically listed here. In any case, you promise that you will not:
User Content. We can look at or remove any of your content for any reason at our discretion. Reasons might include quality assurance, if we think that the use of your content is unauthorised, misleading, incorrect, offensive, or in breach of anyone else’s rights, or if we think that your use of the Site and any content might result in liability to us or anyone else.
IX. General Disclaimer
No Warranty. We provide our services on an ‘as is’ and ‘as available’ basis. While we make our best efforts to provide high-quality service, we disclaim all warranties of any kind with respect to our Site or services, whether express or implied, including but not limited to merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement, or with respect to the completeness, security, reliability, quality, accuracy or availability of the website. In addition, we make no warranty that our Site’s services will be uninterrupted, timely or secure; that our Site will be accessible at any time; that any Content is error-free; that our services will meet your expectations; and that any bugs or glitches in our software will be corrected. The foregoing does not affect any warranties which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.-
Third Party Vendors. Our Site may also include access to products and services of third parties, either directly or via links to sites operated by such third parties. In some cases, we may get a commission if you subsequently make a purchase from such third parties.
While we endeavor to provide access only to third party products or services that we reasonably believe to be useful, we have no control over such third parties. Thus, any link or access on our site to any third party shall not be deemed as an endorsement of the same. Any transaction between you and such third party is solely between the two of you. We shall not be liable for any loss or damage that you suffer as a result of dealing with such third parties.
X. Suspension or Termination
Membership is not an automatic right, it is a benefit for community members who follow our reasonable rules and treat other community members well. We hope that you will be with us for a long time. But we do reserve the right, based on our reasonable discretion, to determine whether or not your use of Site complies with these Terms. We can suspend or terminate your account at any time for any reason (acting reasonably of course), including if you don’t comply with these Terms. If we do decide to permanently terminate your account you must not apply for a new account as unfortunately you will no longer be welcome in our community.
Support. Users may send an email to email@example.com if they have any questions or require any information about the charged service and the status of their registration. TipstersPortal undertakes to answer these questions or requests for information as soon as reasonably possible. When communicating with our support staff, whether directly or through social media, you may not be abusive, obscene, profane, offensive, sexist, threatening, harassing, racially offensive or otherwise behave inappropriately. If we feel that your behavior toward any of our customer care representatives or other employees is at any time threatening or offensive, we reserve the right to immediately terminate your account. You acknowledge and agree that the Site may record any communication between you and the Site.
Relationship between the Parties. Nothing in these terms is to be construed as constituting a partnership, joint venture, employment or agency relationship between you and us, or between you and any other member. Neither you nor us can bind each other in any way.
Interpretation. Words like ‘include’ and ‘including’ are not words of limitation and where anything is within our discretion we mean our sole discretion.
Dispute Resolution. In case of any dispute between a user and this Site, the parties shall first exert best efforts to resolve any dispute by amicable discussions. If such discussions fail to resolve the dispute within 14 days, either party may refer the dispute to arbitration in Hong Kong. For purposes of any legal action related to these Terms, the parties irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Hong Kong. You agree that any claim arising out of your use of the Site must be filed within one (1) year after such claim arose, or be forever barred.
Responsible Gambling. While we are not a gambling website, we are aware that you might use our Tips for gambling, and therefore encourage you to gamble responsibly. We support the following association: www.gambleaware.co.uk.