Terms & Conditions

By downloading or using the app, these terms will automatically apply to you – you should make sure therefore that you read them carefully before using the app. We are offering you this app to use for your own personal use without cost, but you should be aware that you cannot send it on to anyone else, and you’re not allowed to copy, or modify the app, any part of the app, or our trademarks in any way. You’re not allowed to attempt to extract the source code of the app, and you also shouldn’t try to translate the app into other languages, or make derivative versions. The app itself, and all the trade marks, copyright, database rights and other intellectual property rights related to it, still belong to Name The Players.

At the bottom of these terms and conditions you will be able to find a link to our website to read these Terms and Conditions.Name The Players is committed to ensuring that the app is as useful and efficient as possible. For that reason, we reserve the right to make changes to the app or to charge for its services, at any time and for any reason. We will never charge you for the app or its services without making it very clear to you exactly what you’re paying for.

You should be aware that there are certain things that Name The Players will not take responsibility for. Certain functions of the app, such as the ability to vote for your Player of The Match (POTM), update Player or Team profiles, or access final match team lists will all require the app to have an active internet connection. The connection can be Wi-Fi, or provided by your mobile network provider, but Name The Players cannot take responsibility for the app not working at full functionality if you don’t have access to Wi-Fi, and you don’t have any of your data allowance left.If you’re using the app outside of an area with Wi-Fi, you should remember that your terms of agreement with your mobile network provider will still apply.

As a result, you may be charged by your mobile provider for the cost of data for the duration of the connection while accessing the app, or other third party charges. In using the app, you’re accepting responsibility for any such charges, including roaming data charges if you use the app outside of your home territory (i.e. region or country) without turning off data roaming. If you are not the bill payer for the device on which you’re using the app, please be aware that we assume that you have received permission from the bill payer for using the app.Lastly, with respect to Name The Player's responsibility for your use of the app, when you’re using the mobile host function of the app, it’s important to bear in mind that although we endeavour to ensure that all information is updated and correct at all times, we do rely on third parties to provide information to us so that we can make it available to you.

At some point we may wish to update the app. The app is currently available on Android and iOS – the requirements for both systems (and for any additional systems we decide to extend the availability of the app to) may change, and you’ll need to download the updates if you want to keep using the app. Name The Player's does not promise that it will always update the app so that it is relevant to you and/or works with the iOS/Android version that you have installed on your device. However, you promise to always accept updates to the application when offered to you. We may also wish to stop providing the app, and may terminate use of it at any time without giving notice of termination to you. Unless we tell you otherwise, upon any termination, (a) the rights and licenses granted to you in these terms will end; (b) you must stop using the app, and (if needed) delete it from your device.

Name The Players Rules

We believe that GAA players should have the power to create a GAA profile and share this information with spectators and fans, without barriers. In order to protect the experience and safety of people who use Name The Players, there are some limitations on the type of content and behaviour that we allow. All users must adhere to the policies set forth in the Name The Players Rules. Failure to do so may result in the temporary locking and/or permanent suspension of account(s).

Please note that we may need to change these rules from time to time and reserve the right to do so. The most current version will always be available on the Name The Players website.

Content Boundaries and Use of Name The Players 

In order to provide the Name The Players service and the ability to communicate profiles and team information, there are some limitations on the type of content that can be published on the Name The Players profiles.

Trademark: We reserve the right to reclaim usernames on behalf clubs or individuals that hold legal claim or trademark on those usernames. Accounts using club names and/or logos to mislead others may be permanently suspended.

Copyright: We will respond to clear and complete notices of alleged copyright infringement. Our copyright procedures are set forth in the Terms of Service.

Graphic content: You may not use pornographic or excessively violent media in your profile image. When content crosses the line into gratuitous images of death, Name The Players may ask that you remove the content out of respect for the deceased. Users who upload a GAA image of themselves agree that the photograph has previously belonged to them. By uploading the photograph onto Name The Players, users have granted Name The Players permission to use the photograph for informative purposes. 

Unlawful use: You may not use our service for any unlawful purposes or in furtherance of illegal activities. International users agree to comply with all local laws regarding online conduct and acceptable content.

Abusive Behaviour

Players can have links to their Facebook and Twitter accounts displayed on the Name The Players profiles. Users must never use these social platforms to conduct violent threats (direct or indirect). You may not make threats of violence or promote violence, including threatening or promoting terrorism. 

Harassment: You may not incite or engage in the targeted abuse or harassment of others. Some of the factors that we may consider when evaluating abusive behaviour include:

  • If a primary purpose of the reported account is to harass or send abusive messages to others;
  • If the reported behaviour is one-sided or includes threats;
  • If the reported account is inciting others to harass another account.

Hateful conduct: You may not promote violence against or directly attack or threaten individual players on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or disease. We also do not allow accounts whose primary purpose is inciting harm towards others on the basis of these categories. 

Multiple account abuse: Creating multiple accounts with overlapping uses or in order to evade the temporary or permanent suspension of a separate account is not allowed.

Private information: You may not publish other people's private and confidential information, such as credit card numbers, street address, or Social Security/National Identity numbers, without their express authorisation and permission. In addition, you may not post intimate photos that were taken or distributed without the subject's consent. 

Impersonation: You may not impersonate others through the Name The Players service in a manner that is intended to or does mislead, confuse, or deceive others. Read more about our impersonation policy.

Spam: We strive to protect people on Name The Players from technical abuse and spam. Any accounts engaging in the activities specified below may be temporarily locked or subject to permanent suspension. You may not use the Name The Players service for the purpose of spamming anyone. What constitutes “spamming” will evolve as we respond to new tricks and tactics by spammers. Some of the factors that we take into account when determining what conduct is considered to be spamming are: 

  • If you have followed and/or unfollowed large amounts of team accounts in a short time period, particularly by automated means,
  • If a large number of spam complaints have been filed against you,
  • If you repeatedly create false or misleading content,
  • If you repeatedly post other people’s account information as your own,
  • If you are creating misleading accounts or account interactions.

Accounts created to replace suspended accounts will be permanently suspended.

Accounts under investigation may be removed from search for quality. Name The Players reserves the right to immediately terminate your account without further notice in the event that, in its judgment, you violate these Rules or the Terms of Service. 

Username squatting: You may not engage in username squatting. Accounts that are inactive for more than six months may also be removed without further notice. Some of the factors we take into consideration when determining what conduct is considered to be username squatting are:

  • The number of accounts created;
  • Creating accounts for the purpose of preventing others from using those account names;
  • Creating accounts for the purpose of selling those accounts.

Invitation spam: You may not use nametheplayers.com's address book contact import to send repeat, mass invitations.

Selling usernames: You may not buy or sell Name The Players usernames. 

Malware/Phishing: You may not publish or link to malicious content intended to damage or disrupt another person’s browser or computer or to compromise a person’s privacy.

Private information posted on Name The Players 

Posting another person’s private and confidential information is a violation of the Name The Players Rules. 

Some examples of private and confidential information include:

  • credit card information
  • social security or other national identity numbers
  • addresses or locations that are considered and treated as private
  • non-public, personal phone numbers
  • non-public, personal email addresses
  • images that are considered and treated as private under applicable laws
  • intimate photos that were taken or distributed without the subject's consent

Keep in mind that although you may consider certain information to be private, not all postings of such information may be a violation of this policy. We may consider the context and nature of the information posted, local privacy laws, and other case-specific facts when determining if this policy has been violated. For example, if information was previously posted or displayed elsewhere on the Internet prior to being put on Name The Players, it may not be a violation of this policy.

To find out more go to frequently asked questions about reporting private information posted on Name The Players.

To find out more go to protecting your private information on Name The Players.

What are my privacy options?

We are committed to offering you meaningful privacy choices. You have a number of options to control or limit how Name The Players and other third parties use your information.

Only the starred information on the GAA profile is required. Players are not required to link their Facebook and Name The Players accounts to their profile if they do not wish to do so. 

Impersonation policy

Impersonation is a violation of the Name The Players Rules. Name The Player accounts portraying another person in a confusing or deceptive manner may be permanently suspended under the Name The Player impersonation policy.

An account will not be removed if the profile clearly states it is not affiliated with or connected to any similarly-named individuals.

Accounts with similar usernames or that are similar in appearance (e.g. the same avatar image) are not automatically in violation of the impersonation policy. In order to be impersonation, the account must also portray another person in a misleading or deceptive manner.

How to Report Private Information Posted on Name The Players 

Posting another person’s private and confidential information is a violation of the Name The Players Rules

Do I need to have a Name The Players account to make a report?

No, you do not need to have a Name The Players account to file a report that your private and confidential information has been shared on Name The Players. 

Can I report unauthorised posting of Copyrighted material?

If your copyrighted material has been shared without your permission, please review our Copyright policy.

What can I do if my information is posted on other websites?

We cannot take down any information that is posted on a website other than Name The Players. If your information is posted on another website, please contact the help centre or support staff for the website where your information is posted.

How do I report that my private information is posted on Name The Players?

You can report that your private information has been posted on Name The Players directly from the offending account. You can also file a report that someone has posted your private information by emailing us directly.

What happens when Name The Players receives a valid report?

When we receive a complete and valid report that private information has been posted on Name The Players, we’ll investigate the account and information reported. We will review where, if anywhere, the information has been made publicly available before taking action on the account.  If the information you reported was previously posted elsewhere on the Internet, it is not a violation of our policy and we will not take action.

Protecting your personal information - Report a violation

If someone has posted your personal information (e.g. private phone number, home address, credit card information) and you would like it removed, please review our policy about private information posted on Name The Players. If the account is violating our policy, file a complaint by emailing us and we will investigate. If the reported account is in violation, we will temporarily suspend the account until the information is removed.

Copyright policy

Topics Covered:

What Types of Copyright Complaints Does Name The Players Respond To?

Am I a Copyright Holder? How Do I Know?

What Information Do You Need To Process a Copyright Complaint?

How Do I File a Copyright Complaint?

How Are Claims Processed?

What Happens Next?

What Happens If I Receive a Copyright Notification?

When Should I File a Counter-notice?

What Information Do You Need to Process a Counter-notice?

What Happens After I Submit a Counter-notice?

Filing a Copyright Notice or Counter-notice Is Serious Business!

What Types of Copyright Complaints Does Name The Players Respond To?

Name The Players responds to copyright notifications submitted under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”). Section 512 of the DMCA outlines the statutory requirements necessary for formally reporting copyright infringement, as well as providing instructions on how an affected party can appeal a removal by submitting a compliant counter-notice.

Name The Players will respond to reports of alleged copyright infringement, such as allegations concerning the unauthorised use of a copyrighted image as a profile photo. Note that not all unauthorised uses of copyrighted materials are infringements (see our Fair Use page for more information).

Tip: If you are concerned about the use of your brand or entity’s name, please review Name The Players Trademark Policy. 

Am I a Copyright Holder? How Do I Know?

If you are unsure whether you hold rights to a particular work, please consult a lawyer or another adviser as Name The Players cannot provide legal advice. 

Tip: In general, the photographer and/or the user that has uploaded the photograph are the actual rights holder of the resulting photograph.

What Information Do You Need To Process a Copyright Complaint?

To submit a notice of claimed copyright infringement, you will need to provide us with the following information:

  • A physical or electronic signature (typing your full name will suffice) of the copyright owner or a person authorised to act on their behalf;
  • Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed (e.g., a link to your original work or clear description of the materials allegedly being infringed upon);
  • Identification of the infringing material and information reasonably sufficient to permit Name The Players to locate the material on our website or services;
  • Your contact information, including your address, telephone number, and an email address;
  • A statement that you have a good faith belief that the use of the material in the manner asserted is not authorised by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and, under penalty of perjury, that you are authorised to act on behalf of the copyright owner.

How Are Claims Processed?

We process reports in the order in which they are received. Once you've submitted your claim, we will email you a claim confirmation. Please note, submitting duplicate copyright notices may result in a delay in processing.

What Happens Next?

Name The Players response to notices of alleged copyright infringement may include the removal or restriction of access to allegedly infringing material. If we remove or restrict access to user content in response to a notice of alleged infringement, Name The Players will make a good faith effort to contact the affected account holder with information concerning the removal or restriction of access, including a copy of the takedown notice, along with instructions for filing a counter-notification.

Tip: If you’ve not yet received a copy of the copyright notification regarding the content removed from your account, please respond to the email we sent you.

Under appropriate circumstances, Name The Players may suspend and warn repeat violators, and in more serious cases, permanently terminate user accounts.

What Happens If I Receive a Copyright Notification?

If you receive a copyright notification, it means that the content described in the notification has been removed from Name The Players or access to the content on Name The Players has been restricted. Please take the time to read through our notice to you, which includes information on the notification we received as well as instructions on how to file a counter-notice.

Filing a Copyright Notice or Counter-notice is Serious Business!

Please think twice before submitting a claim or counter-notice, especially if you are unsure whether you are the actual rights holder or authorised to act on a rights holder’s behalf. There are legal and financial consequences for fraudulent and/or bad faith submissions. Please be sure that you are the actual rights holder, or that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed in error, and that you understand the repercussions of submitting a false claim.

Inactive account policy

What is Name The Players's inactive account policy?

We encourage users to actively log in and use Name The Players when they register an account. To keep your account active, be sure to log in and update your profile picture every 6 months. Accounts may be permanently removed due to prolonged inactivity. Please use your account once you sign up!

How does Name The Players determine inactivity?

Inactivity is based on a combination of profile picture uploading and logging in. Please note that you may not be able to tell whether an account is currently inactive, as not all signs of account activity are publicly visible.

What if a potentially inactive account is using my registered trademark as its username or account name?

If you believe your trademark rights are being infringed and the account seems inactive, please see Name The Players trademark policy for additional information. 

What if I have a request for a username from an account that looks inactive, but I don't have a registered trademark?

We do not generally accept requests for usernames that seem inactive. If a username you would like is being used by an account that seems inactive, you should consider selecting an available variation for your use on Name The Players. In general, adding numbers, underscores, or abbreviations can help you come up with a great available username.

Fair Use Policy

Certain uses of copyrighted material may not require the copyright owner’s permission. In the United Kingdom and Ireland, this concept is known as fair use or fair dealing.

Whether or not a certain use of copyrighted material constitutes a fair use is ultimately determined by a court of law. Courts analyse fair use arguments by looking at four factors:

1.The purpose and character of the use.

How is the original work being used, and is the new use commercial? Transformative uses add something to the original work: commentary, criticism, educational explanation or additional context are a few examples. Transformative, non-commercial uses are more likely to be considered fair use.

2.The nature of the copied work.

What is the copied work itself? Is it factual (example: a record of a historical event) or fictional (example: a novel or Hollywood blockbuster)? Uses of factual works are more likely to be protected.

3.The amount and substantiality of the copied work.

How much of the work was copied? Short excerpts are more likely to be protected than copies of entire copyrighted works, if the use meets other factors as well.

4.The effect on the copied work’s value.

Will the copying harm the potential market for the copyrighted work by effectively creating a substitute or replacement for that work?  If so, the use is probably not fair use.

Fair use determinations are made on a case by case basis, and there is no clear formula to determine whether a use may be found to be fair. If you are unsure whether a particular use of copyrighted work might be a fair use, you may want to seek legal advice. Name The Players is unable to advise whether your use may be protected or not.

Trademark policy

Updated 1st August 2016

What is a Trademark Policy Violation on Name The Players?

Using a company or business name, logo, or other trademark-protected materials in a manner that may mislead or confuse others with regard to its brand or business affiliation may be considered a trademark policy violation.

How Does Name The Players Respond To Reported Trademark Policy Violations?

When we receive reports of trademark policy violations from holders of federal or international trademark registrations, we review the account and may take the following actions:

  • When there is a clear intent to mislead others through the unauthorised use of a trademark, Name The Players will suspend the account and notify the account holder.
  • When we determine that an account appears to be confusing users, but is not purposefully passing itself off as the trademarked good or service, we give the account holder an opportunity to clear up any potential confusion. We may also release a username for the trademark holder's active use.

What is not a Trademark Policy Violation?

Using another's trademark in a way that has nothing to do with the product or service for which the trademark was granted is not a violation of Name The Players's trademark policy.

Name The Players usernames are provided on a first-come, first-served basis and may not be reserved. 

Name The Players provides a platform for its users to share and receive a wide range of ideas and content, and we greatly value and respect our users' information. Because of these principles, we do not actively monitor users' content and will not edit or remove user content, except in cases of violations of our Terms of Service.

If an account is reported to be confusing, we may request that the account holder make further changes to bring the account in compliance with these best practices.

What Information is Required When Reporting Trademark Policy Violations?

In order to investigate trademark policy violations, please provide all of the following information:

Username of the reported account:

Your company name: 

Your Name The Players account (if there is one):

Company website:

Your trademarked word, symbol, etc:

Trademark registration number:

Trademark registration office:

Note: A federal or international trademark registration number is required. If the name you are reporting is not a registered mark (e.g., a government agency or non-profit organization), please let us know:

Your first and last name: 






Description of confusion (e.g., passing off as your company, including specific descriptions of content or behaviour):

Requested Action (e.g., removal of violating account or transfer of trademarked username to an existing company account):

How Do I Report a Trademark Policy Violation?

You do not need a Name The Players account to submit a trademark report. Holders of registered trademarks can report possible violations to Name The Players's Policy Team through our contact us email address.

Please submit trademark-related requests from your company email address and follow the format above to help expedite our response. Also, be sure to clearly describe to us why the account may cause confusion with your mark.