As a ManagerZone user you are obliged to abide by the following rules. Their main purpose is to maximize the enjoyment of every manager in our community by providing them with an equal opportunity to win through developing their team. We actively monitor the game to ensure all our managers stick to these rules. Should you notice anyone failing to do so, we urge you to report your observations to our support team. Please let us deal with all such incidents – do not attempt to resolve them yourself or expose them to the community. The punishment for anyone caught cheating will be far greater than any advantage gained from the action and managers found guilty of serious foul play could lose control of their teams.
The management of ManagerZone, and its representatives, have the right to suspend a team or ban a user if it considers any of the above rules to have been broken. ManagerZone also has the right to take action for other reasons not mentioned here if it is considered necessary. In any case, ManagerZone always has the final say so you are advised not to test the limits of the rules.
- Sign up for the correct country
Your team must be registered in the country where you are permanently resident (where you live). You must not register a team in any other country. Should you move to a different country, you must inform our support team, who will let you know how to proceed.
- Do not open or use more than one account
A specific account is assigned to each individual user when they register on ManagerZone. In order to prevent conflicts of interest and avoid breaching game rules, users are only permitted to hold one account and can only control a team belonging to that account.
- Do not login to or take ownership of another account
To avoid being suspected of managing more than one team, you must not log into any account other than your own. It is also forbidden to view any non-public team details without the owner’s or crew's permission, to hand over your account to someone else, to take permanent ownership of someone else’s account or register an account on behalf of someone else.
- Do not try to gain an unfair advantage from the transfer market
All transfers are monitored and we look into all irregularities, even after deals are completed. However we also welcome your feedback so, if you see a suspicious transfer, please report it to the support team. Should we consider a transfer to be unfair, we reserve the right to stop it and/or fine either the seller or buyer or both even when not breaking these rules.
- No ‘price pushing’
‘Price pushing’ is the practice of bidding for a player without having any intention of buying him, simply to raise his price.
- No excessive bids
Any bids for players that are well over their market value will be investigated. If any suspicious circumstances are discovered, such transfers can be stopped, and/or one or both parties (seller and bidder) can be fined and/or suspended. We encourage you to inform the support team if you consider a bid for your player is excessively high.
- What you see is what you get
There is no guarantee that the skills of any player on the transfer market are improving. You should therefore always assume your target has reached his training limit. ManagerZone cannot be held responsible for any transfer deal based on incorrect information from the seller or another third party and you cannot make any claims against ManagerZone Crew, the support team or the seller as a result.
- Transfer deals are only complete when a player arrives at his new club
Player transfers are only considered complete when a player arrives at his new club. This is due to the fact that, under certain circumstances, transfer deals can be reversed even after the deadline has passed.
- No claims can be made against ManagerZone for losses incurred in the transfer market
ManagerZone cannot be held responsible for any loss within the transfer market (e.g. a seller not receiving bids for a player or a buyer missing out on purchasing a target) resulting from technical issues, such as downtime or site instability or any non-technical reason. Depending upon the situation, we may choose to allow more time for affected transfer deals but this is in no way guaranteed.
- Show sportsmanlike behaviour
Fixing matches is expressly forbidden. You are not allowed to try to aid another team by deliberately losing a match by e.g. fielding weakened teams or use obviously inferior tactics, or trying to achieve a specific score. Using any such methods in order to gain an unfair advantage for yourself or someone else can be considered cheating.
- Keep your account active
Not logging in to your account can have several effects on your team:
- If you do not log in for 14 consecutive days your players will stop training. They will continue their training the first day after you log in again.
- If your account shows no login for 70 consecutive days it will be considered inactive. This inactivity may lead to demotion after a seasons end.
You can lose your current team and we may assign a new team when you next become active.
- Players from teams that are considered inactive may be transfer listed or deleted, including National Team players.
There is no appeal against actions taken in respect of inactive teams.
- Do not exploit bugs to gain an unfair advantage
If you discover any errors in the code or in the system in general (bugs), you must not attempt to benefit from them. Instead, please report these to the support team. Please note that formations and tactical adjustments are not considered bugs. Exploiting bugs in our payment system to illegally obtain Power Tokens, digital items or other services can lead to immediate suspension and legal claims against you.
- Be honest when dealing with our support team
If you have broken one or more of the above rules, the best and most honourable thing to do is to admit it to our support team. Should your team be suspended, you must also answer any questions they have fully and honestly. The more honest you are, the more sympathetic we are likely to be when considering your case and the greater your chances of receiving a "second chance". By the same token, the longer any cheating continues, the worse the punishment will be.
In cases where suspension is considered too harsh, we have the right to take other appropriate action. If you consider yourself innocent of any charge, you are welcome to appeal against the decision by contacting the support team from the e-mail address you used when you registered your team. Please note that, in order to uphold the rules and manage the game, ManagerZone Crew has access to non-public team data and can grant such access to our representatives (e.g. partners, admins or national coaches).
- Temporary transfer ban
- Team fine
- Removal of transferred player
- Club closure
- Account suspension
Play tough but play fair!
The forum rules apply to all in-game communications. As the contents of these rules can be presented in several languages, English is always the deciding language in cases of translation differences.
Last updated: October 2012