TERMS & CONDITIONS: 2023 ITF Tag World Cup
These Terms & Conditions govern participation in the 2023 ITF Tag World Cup (“TWC”). Participation in this event is subject to acceptance of these Terms & Conditions in full.
The Irish Tag Rugby Association (“ITRA”) is the body appointed by the International Tag Federation (“ITF”) to operate the 2023 ITF Tag World Cup.
INDIVIDUAL PLAYER DECLARATION
By accepting these Terms & Conditions, I agree that the organiser, ITRA, is not liable for any personal injury or any other accident that may cause injury to me.
In case of injury or illness, I give my consent to emergency transportation and the administration of first aid and medical treatment.
By accepting these T&Cs, I agree to only play in the TWC 2023 in good health, without the influence of alcohol or recreational drugs.
Player eligibility, as defined by the International Tag Federation (ITF), will apply without exception.
FAILURE TO ADHERE TO ITF PLAYERS ELIGIBILITY RULES WILL BE PUNISHED, WITH PENALTIES RANGING FROM:
Forfeit of matches
Removal from tournament
These potential penalties will apply irrespective of whether the player, team manager, association or any other party was aware of the breach of rules.
VALID CONTACT DETAILS (EMAIL & MOBILE)
ITRA will be communicating on a regular basis by email with the registered players, team managers and associations. These updates will concern operational matters, social events, and any important updates.
Please make sure therefore that, at registration, you enter a valid email address.
ITRA accepts no responsibility for information not received by an individual, due to, for example, an incorrect email address entered at registration, mailbox being full etc. It is the responsibility of each player to ensure they have regular access to the email account specified at registration.
Fáilte Ireland is Ireland's National Tourism Development Authority, who are providing state funding towards the Tag Rugby World Cup. As a legal obligation under the funding arrangement, the event organisers must share every participants’ first name, surname, country of origin and email address with Fáilte Ireland as verification that the event has taken place as scheduled.
Failte Ireland will retain the participants personal data for a maximum of 12 months or until the completion of the external audit relating to that year whichever is the later. Thereafter, the details will be destroyed in a secure manner.
Fáilte Ireland and Irish Tag Rugby Association (ITRA) are Independent Data Controllers. At the point in time when Fáilte Ireland receives the agreed personal data, Fáilte Ireland becomes the Independent Data Controller. Fáilte Ireland will take responsibility for the personal data that are stored on our ICT systems.
Registration fees paid towards the 2023 ITF Tag World Cup are 100% non-refundable.
APPROVED MATCH SHORTS
To improve consistency and fairness across all levels of the game, member nations only use ITF-approved tag shorts in all competitions.
It is obligatory for all players to wear ITF approved tag shorts at TWC 2023. Tag shorts from OES, STAG, TTR, SAS Sport only, are allowed.
ITRA recommends that all players and referees who have health-related concerns about taking part in TWC 2023 visit their local doctor for a health checkup before participating in the Event.
Personal Accident Cover
Tag Rugby is a non-contact sport and, as with all sport, there is a risk of injury. All players take part at their own risk and it is entirely at the discretion of each team and player whether or not to take part as a whole or in any particular game.
It is the decision and responsibility of each individual player to ensure he/she is fully covered, in accordance with his/her specific needs when participating in TWC 2023. ITRA strongly recommends that every player has their own Personal Accident Cover insurance while playing at TWC 2023. Please speak with your financial advisor regarding Personal Accident Cover while playing at TWC 2023.
There are certain exercises and sports that should be avoided during pregnancy, particularly during the second and third trimesters. These include any high-impact sport where there is a heightened risk of collision or falling. Although Tag is a non contact sport - contact does happen and there is a high risk of collision or falling and ITRA do NOT recommend playing when pregnant.
ITRA takes no responsibility for players who choose not to have insurance cover. Every player must fill out a player registration form online before TWC 2023 which acknowledges this.
ITRA takes no responsibility, and hereby, excludes liability to the fullest extent permitted by law, for any personal injury or loss or damage to any personal property sustained while playing tag rugby or while present at TWC 2023.
Third Party Organisations
All players use the services of third-party organisations at TWC 2023 at their own risk.
In all cases, full payment for the team must be made on or before 30th April 2023. Your team is only confirmed as a participant in TWC 2023 when ITRA confirms that all payments have been made.
ITRA reserves the right to remove any team from TWC 2023 without refund if they have not paid in full within the above time frame.
All players who take part in an ITRA Event agree to play in a sporting manner. ITRA operates a Strict Zero Tolerance Policy where referees are encouraged to discipline players or supporters whenever they show disrespect to ITRA laws.
The Team Manager is responsible for the behaviour of all players on their team.
ITRA also reserves the right to discipline individual players who show unacceptable behaviour to:
Event staff or;
anyone else associated with the Event.
The incident will be reviewed by the Disciplinary Committee and punishment may be handed out to the relevant player. This may include a ban preventing that player from taking part in TWC 2023 over a specified time period.
In advance of the event the Tournament Director will outline the relevant disciplinary procedures for TWC 2023. All participants must adhere to these procedures without exception and all appeals must be made in accordance with these procedures.
The Disciplinary Committee reserves the right to discipline a team as outlined in the procedures.
Teams should not wear t-shirts or jerseys which clash with those of the TWC 2023 referees. ITRA reserves the right to ask teams to change their team jerseys if the colours clash with the referee.
Where a referee deems it necessary, a team may be asked to change or reverse their team kit in order to avoid a colour clash with an opponent. Accordingly ITRA strongly recommends that each team has access to a compliant “alternate” kit.
Players should wear suitable footwear for the weather conditions and venue. No metal studs are permitted in any circumstances.
Players are advised that the tournament is scheduled to take place on grass fields, however in the event of poor weather some matches may take place on an artificial “4G” surface. ITRA recommends that players have access to footwear suitable for all potential surfaces.
PHOTO GALLERY & IMAGE RIGHTS
ITRA will have an official photographer taking action photos of those playing tag, as well as group team shots, which we then post onto our social media channels and website gallery. ITRA may also use some of these images for promotional material (brochures, posters, web ads etc) in the future.
ITRA will have an official videographer engaged in “live-streaming”, which will be hosted on our Youtube channel throughout the duration of TWC 2023.
By playing in TWC 2023 you grant ITRA the absolute right and permission to copyright and use, re-use, and publish, photographic portraits or pictures of you or in which you may be included, in whole or in part, or composite or distorted in character or form, without restriction as to changes or alterations from time to time, in conjunction with your own or a fictitious name, or reproductions thereof in colour or otherwise, made through any medium, and in any and all media now or hereafter known, for art, advertising, trade or any other legal purpose. You also consent to the use of any printed matter in conjunction therewith.
If you would like your photo to be removed from our website or social media pages please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will action
You can ask us to stop using your image at any time, after which it will no longer be used in future publications but may continue to appear in publications already in circulation.
If you have any questions in relation to how we use participants’ images please contact ITRA Data Protection Officer Aidan Walsh at email@example.com.
You have the right to lodge a complaint against ITRA regarding data protection issues with the Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) at dataprotection.ie.
ITRA reserves the right to change these Terms & Conditions at their discretion. The user is therefore responsible for regularly reviewing the Terms & Conditions, which are available to view on the TWC 2023 website. This means that we will not notify you of any changes to the Terms & Conditions but will post them on the website.
These Terms & Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Ireland, and the parties hereby submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Irish courts to settle any disputes in connection with, or arising out of, the use of this site or its affiliate sites.
If any of the provisions of these Terms & Conditions is found by a court or other competent authority to be void or unenforceable, such provision shall be deemed to be deleted from the Terms & Conditions and the remaining provisions of the Terms & Conditions shall continue in full force and effect.
In addition to these Terms & Conditions, ITRA reserves the right to publish documents outlining the operation of aspects of the tournament. These documents are not subject to alteration, debate or variation by participating nations, teams or players.
DATA PROTECTION ACT
ITRA holds information on users and members in accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in force as of the 25th May 2018, and will adhere to any other relevant future legislation in this area