Welcome to Bridge Base Online!

We are thrilled to have you as part of our community. Before you embark on your exciting bridge journey on BBO, we require that you carefully read, understand, and fully agree to the Terms of Service outlined below. These Terms play a crucial role in creating a positive community atmosphere and ensuring an enjoyable experience for all BBO Members.

Thank you for joining us on BBO, we appreciate your continued support in making this platform a fun and entertaining destination for bridge enthusiasts worldwide.

If you have any questions or need further assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.

Terms of Service

(last updated: August 2023)

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Bridge Base On Line, LLC (“Bridge Base Online”, “BBO”, “We”) and its family of websites and mobile applications (the “Site”) promote the game of bridge throughout the world, providing free and premium/fee-based bridge games, contests and sanctioned tournaments, and other related services and products obtained or useable from a variety of platforms, portals and social media accounts, any one or more of which may be referred to individually or collectively as “BBO Property” or “BBO Properties”. 

These Terms of Service, our Privacy Policy, and all other terms, rules and policies found on the Site or any genuine BBO Property are referred to collectively as the “Terms.” Users of any BBO Property are referred to as “Users”, “Members” or “You”. 

The official source for the Terms is the Site. BBO Properties may be referenced or available through third parties. However, no statement by any third party or on any third-party resource (such as in connection with tournaments or games) should be considered official or authorized unless you have received express confirmation from BBO’s management. 

Use of any BBO Property requires agreement to the Terms. If you do not agree to these Terms, it is important that you do not use the BBO Properties. Your use of any BBO Property constitutes your confirmation of agreement to the Terms in effect at the time of your use. 

Notice of Changes 

We may provide notices regarding changes to the Terms or other matters by displaying such notices on the Site's home page or another BBO Property. You agree that you are responsible for reviewing all such notices to be aware of updates and changes. 

The Terms will govern any upgrades or updates provided by BBO that replace and/or supplement the BBO Property unless such upgrade is accompanied by separate (and/or updated) Terms, in which case those Terms will govern. 

General Access to the Site 

BBO’s member community is large and active, with thousands of players online at any one time. An important element to BBO’s ability to provide quality entertainment to so many people through the BBO Properties is the user’s agreement and adherence to the Terms, to protect BBO’s rights and control over the BBO Properties, so we can provide a great user experience. 

Accordingly, your agreement to the Terms includes your acknowledgment that all rights to BBO Properties are held by BBO and your use is in BBO’s sole and exclusive discretion. To use certain BBO Properties, you may need a user account (the “Account”). When you register for a new Account, BBO grants you limited permission to use the applicable BBO Properties for your personal use consistent with the purposes for which the applicable BBO Property is provided, for so long as BBO permits, and solely in conformance with the Terms. You must be eighteen (18) years of age or older to register for an Account. 

BBO may suspend or terminate an Account and/or the related user's ability to access BBO Properties from time to time. Such suspension or termination may be for any number of reasons that BBO determines necessary, including but not limited to a breach by a user of these Terms, Account inactivity or for another reason, in BBO’s sole discretion. BBO also reserves the right at any time or from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, all or any of the BBO Properties. 

Prohibited Uses of the Site 

BBO cares about keeping the BBO Properties free from misconduct and takes adherence to the Terms most seriously. 

BBO will take all steps it deems appropriate, in its sole and exclusive discretion, to enforce the Terms, including all investigation, technical actions and law enforcement avenues available. 

The Terms identify some of the uses and practices that BBO may determine, at its discretion, are prohibited, but this should not be considered exhaustive. 

The following activities are prohibited:

  1. Engaging in cheating of any kind, directly or indirectly; 
  1. Transmitting or attempting to transmit spam, chain letters, harassing, libelous or defamatory statements, or any unlawful content or material; 
  1. Transmitting or attempting to transmit software viruses, spyware, or any other computer code, files or programs which are harmful or otherwise unwanted by us or other users; 
  1. Use of BBO Properties to upload to, distribute through or otherwise publish content which is obscene, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, or contains expressions of hatred, bigotry, racism or pornography, or is otherwise objectionable; 
  1. Uses that would constitute or encourage a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party or violate any law; 
  1. Providing content to or using information on the BBO Properties that you do not have the right to provide or use; 
  1. Engaging in conduct that negatively affects other users’ ability to interact with the BBO Properties, including but not limited to engaging in arguments, making derogatory or insulting comments to others; 
  1. Submitting any false or misleading information; 
  1. Violating conditions of contest, or rules governing any game, tournament, contest or match, including conditions or rules set by BBO as well as conditions or rules set by the sponsor or governing authority for any such game, e.g., the World Bridge Federation, the ACBL or any other bridge organization. 

Unless you have received explicit permission from BBO, the following activities are also prohibited: 

  1. Copying, distributing or modifying any part of the BBO Properties; 
  1. Use of the BBO Properties to generate revenue or receive compensation from a third party, or attempt to do any of the foregoing; 
  1. Use of the BBO Properties to bet, gamble or run contests of any kind, including creating, offering, organizing or attempting to do any of the foregoing; 
  1. Use that is not in compliance with the Terms; 
  1. Sharing your Account credentials with a third party; and 
  1. Using the BBO Properties after expulsion. 

These are just some of the examples of ways in which users have engaged in inappropriate conduct unfortunately and we know people can be very creative. Accordingly, BBO reserves the right to take action against any conduct BBO deems inappropriate taking place on or through the use of the BBO Properties in its sole and exclusive discretion, such as by barring the user on a short or long-term basis, or permanently. If a user is barred from a BBO Property, it is a violation of the Terms for such user to try to return. 

Although BBO may elect to provide a user who violates these Terms with a second chance, a probationary period, or a warning, prior to barring the user from the BBO Properties, it is entirely within BBO’s sole discretion whether to do so. 

The best way to avoid being expelled from or barred from using BBO Properties is not to engage in prohibited conduct. 

Our Proprietary Rights

The BBO Properties comprise proprietary information and assets of BBO, including but not limited to software, graphic and literary content and other materials, which are protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws (including, without limitation, copyrights, trademarks, patents and trade secret laws) (all of the foregoing included within the term “BBO Property”). 

BBO grants users a personal, limited, non-exclusive license to use the BBO Property you have accessed through registration, Account creation, or such other procedure as specified by BBO for your non-commercial use, for so long as BBO continues to provide access, and subject to the Terms. This license granted to use the BBO Property is non-transferable and may be terminated at any time in BBO’s sole discretion. You may not rent, lease, lend, sell, redistribute or sublicense your Account. 

Any attempt to use the BBO Property in violation of the provisions of the Terms is a violation of BBO’s rights and a material breach of the Terms and subjects you to immediate revocation of your license and/or Account termination. 

Unless explicit written consent has been obtained from BBO, you agree that you will not: 

  1. use, develop, host or distribute cheats, automation software (bots), hacks, or any other unauthorized third-party software in connection with the BBO Property; 
  1. host, intercept, emulate or redirect the communication protocols used by BBO in any way, for any purpose, including without limitation unauthorized play or as part of content aggregation networks; 
  1. facilitate, create or maintain any unauthorized connection to BBO Property; 
  1. violate any applicable law or regulation in connection with your use of BBO Property; 
  1. disrupt or assist in the disruption of any computer, device or server used to support BBO Property or any other player's use of BBO Property; 
  1. interfere or attempt to interfere with the operation of BBO Property in any way through any means or device including, but not limited to, launching a denial-of-service attack, spamming, hacking, or uploading computer viruses; 
  1. copy, reproduce, distribute, redistribute, display, transfer or use any part of BBO Property except as expressly authorized by BBO; 
  1. decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, attempt to derive the source code of, modify, or create derivative works of the BBO Property, any updates, or any part thereof; 
  1. scrape, copy, aggregate, redistribute, alter, reproduce or re-use any information accessible through BBO Property, or any other user’s information; and/or 
  1. use any unauthorized third-party software that intercepts, "mines", or otherwise collects information from or through the BBO Property. 

Notwithstanding the grant of any license, BBO retains the right to terminate an Account or revoke access to a BBO Property at any time and for any reason. For the avoidance of doubt, You are prohibited from using or attempting to use the BBO Property without BBO’s consent. You agree that you have no right to recover for and promise that you will not claim or take legal action against BBO for any perceived damages relating to or resulting from the use of BBO Property. 

Users may not remove or alter BBO’s trademarks, logos, or legal notices included in the BBO Property or related assets. 

Your Account, Your Responsibility 

You are responsible for all activity on your Account. You should not allow any other person to use your Account or reveal your Account password to others. 

Where registration is required to use a BBO Property, all such requirements to provide information are subject to the Terms including BBO’s Privacy Policy and, if applicable, rules of third parties connected with the particular BBO Property (for example, tournaments). 

Only natural persons (and not, for example, web bots) may use BBO Properties. Any person or entity prohibited from using the Site or BBO Properties may not create or use an Account. 

You are solely responsible for any choice you make to register for the Site or BBO Property and if you choose not to provide the information, your access may be limited or non-available. If you do decide to provide us with the requested information, you represent and warrant that you will provide only true, current and accurate information. 

You affirm that you are at least the age specified for the use of any product or service and are fully able and competent to enter into the Terms and to abide and comply with this Agreement. 

You agree not to impersonate any person or entity or misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person or entity. From time to time, you may be asked to confirm your registration information (such as your email address) to continue using the applicable BBO Property. If you choose not to do so, your Account may be restricted or terminated. You agree to update your registration data to keep it current and accurate within a reasonable time after any change to that data. 

When you choose an Account username or a group name, or otherwise create a label that can be seen by other users, you must abide by the following guidelines as well as the rules of common decency. If BBO finds such a name to be offensive or improper, it may, in its sole and absolute discretion, change or remove the name, and/or suspend or terminate your use of the service. You may not use any name: 

  1. With the intent to impersonate another person; 
  1. That incorporates vulgar language or which is otherwise offensive, defamatory, obscene, hateful, or racially, sexually, ethnically or otherwise objectionable; 
  1. That is subject to the rights of any other person or entity without written authorization from that person or entity; 
  1. That belongs or refers to a popular culture figure, celebrity, or media personality; 
  1. That is or is substantially similar to a trademark or service mark, whether registered or not; and/or 
  1. Related to drugs, sex, alcohol, or criminal activity. 

Regardless of any other statement in these Terms, you acknowledge that your Account is not your property. BBO owns any Account created on the Site and gives you a limited license and the right to use your Account. 

To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, you are responsible for all use of your Account. You must notify BBO immediately of any unauthorized use of your username, password, Account information, or any other breach of security that you become aware of relating to your Account. 

For purposes of explanation and not limitation, many Account suspensions, terminations and/or deletions may be the result of violations of the Terms. However, BBO may suspend, terminate, modify and/or delete any account at any time, for any reason, with or without notice. 

To avoid retaining personal data indefinitely and/or to improve our BBO properties, we may delete or terminate accounts that are inactive (i.e., not logged into) for three years.

Monitoring of User Activity

BBO takes pride in its work and its reputation for providing excellent bridge play opportunities and bridge-related entertainment options. Fair game play and safe user interaction are crucial to these objectives and transparency is one of the most effective tools BBO has to achieve these goals. 

Accordingly, activity in connection with any BBO Property should not be considered private. BBO may monitor and/or record your communications, access records and gameplay, and all other user activity. You hereby acknowledge and agree that such monitoring is necessary and reasonable for BBO to provide the BBO Properties and you hereby provide your irrevocable, express consent to such monitoring and recording. 

Your communications may also be viewed and/or heard by other users through some BBO Properties. Users should avoid revealing any personally identifiable information. BBO has no control over what you disclose nor any responsibility or obligation with respect to any disclosures you make to third parties, including other users of a BBO Property. 

BBO may, without further notice to you, disclose your Internet Protocol (IP) address(es), personal information, and other information about you and your activities to third parties, including but not limited to legal authorities and third parties involved in games or tournaments, in accordance with our Privacy Policy

Game Rules and Guides

The Terms include BBO’s Bridge Play Guidelines–listed below–and all other rules and requirements identified on BBO Properties. 

Conditions of Contest and/or rules specific to any game you play on BBO Properties are also part of the Terms as to that specific game solely with respect to your obligations. You have no right to seek to enforce any provision or agreement with any tournament organizer or sponsor. 

BBO’s general right to terminate an Account at any time includes the right to terminate due to inappropriate conduct with respect to gameplay including but not limited to violations of the bridge play guidelines.

BBO may terminate an Account immediately and without notice for violations of bridge play guidelines or rules, or cheating. You have no right or entitlement to receive notice or any warning. 

Bridge Play Guidelines

BBO Etiquette

BBO is committed to maintaining a pleasant, ethical environment on all BBO Properties with users who appreciate that use of BBO Properties is a privilege, not a right. 

We maintain higher standards of conduct than most other online resources and we expect users to adhere to such standards. We will detail some common abusive practices on this page. Users should be aware this is not an exhaustive list of objectionable offenses and we reserve the right to take action against any other behavior taking place on BBO Properties. 

The following are considered abusive practices that are prohibited on BBO Properties: 

  • The use of profanities, racist or sexually explicit remarks 
  • Insulting other users 
  • Kibitzers chatting with players about the contents of unseen hands 
  • Spamming other members with repeated messages, invitations or requests 
  • Unsolicited criticism and/or critiques regarding game play or bidding
  • Inappropriate communication such as the use of public chat for private conversations or chatting excessively at a bridge table where people are trying to play seriously, or excessive chatter about non-bridge-related topics 
  • Unsportsmanlike conduct (e.g., gloating or complaining) 
  • Use public chat during live Vugraph broadcasts, mentoring sessions, and lectures 
  • Posting of images that are offensive, disruptive or hurtful, including profile images 

We appreciate users notifying us of violations of our rules by messaging abuse@bridgebase.com. Please note however that it is in BBO’s discretion what action to take, if any, and users do not have a right to seek enforcement of any action to be taken by BBO. 

First-time offenders may be given a warning that their behavior is not acceptable and put on probation. However, users should not expect to receive a warning and BBO may determine to terminate an Account immediately upon a first violation. In addition, multiple violations by users may result in permanent expulsion from BBO Properties. In the past we have seen users that have been expelled from BBO Properties attempt to regain access by, for instance, attempting to disguise their identities while registering for a new Account. This behavior is viewed as particularly egregious and we may seek the assistance of law enforcement to address such conduct or any other violations where we deem appropriate. 

Profile Guidelines

Users that include profanities, racist, or sexually explicit remarks in their profile may be permanently expelled from BBO Properties without warning. 

There is an area in user profiles where users can enter information about skill levels. Most bridge players are unable to assess their own skills with any accuracy so a better way to describe your skill is based on level of experience and the degree of success that you have had in live competitive clubs and tournaments. Here are some examples of terms that you can use and how they would typically be interpreted: 

  • Novice – Someone who recently started learning how to play bridge 
  • Beginner – Someone who has played bridge for less than one year 
  • Intermediate – Someone who is comparable in skill to most other members of BBO 
  • Advanced – Someone who has been consistently successful in clubs and minor tournaments 
  • Expert – Someone who has enjoyed success in major national tournaments 
  • World Class – Someone who has represented their country in World Championships 

All members should strive to give an honest approximation of their skill level, for the best interest of everyone who plays on BBO Properties. However, if a user disagrees with another user’s assessment of his or her skills, it is considered inappropriate to mention this to them (via chat for example). 

If you would like to join a table to which players of a certain level have been invited, you should follow the above guidelines in order to judge whether or not you would be welcome. 

The “other” section of user profiles can be used to display information about yourself, to write something nice or your preferred bidding methods, among other bridge-related topics. We recommend using convention cards to indicate your favorite system and marking it as your “favorite”. This card will be visible to others when clicking the “Favorite CC” button in a user’s profile. New partners should look at each other's profiles, but you should not assume that your partner can play your favorite system or conventions unless you discuss this with him or her. 

Language Communication Guidelines 

We are proud that BBO Properties attract interesting and considerate users from all over the world. While English is the “official language” of BBO Properties, many users do not speak English at all or have only limited English skills. Misunderstandings can sometimes result from language barriers and we encourage users to keep this in mind when engaging in communication with other users. 

For instance, bridge players frequently disagree about what constitutes proper bidding and play (especially those that come from different parts of the world) and this can be even more challenging when adding language interpretation challenges as well. In view of this, please try to keep an open mind as a comment or action that offends you may be no more than a misunderstanding or language problem. 

Online Bridge Play Guidelines 

Bridge is the greatest game ever invented, but it is still a game, provided for entertainment only. 

If you do not like how your partner bids or plays, the generally recommended approach is to finish the current hand (or tournament) and move on. There are a few situations where it is viewed as appropriate to leave a bridge table in the middle of a hand: 

  • Other players at the table are breaking the guidelines set down in this document 
  • You get disconnected or have good reason to believe that there is a software problem 
  • You have some kind of personal emergency

Even under these circumstances, it is appropriate to inform the other players at the table before you leave in the middle of a hand (unless you are disconnected of course). 

The following are considered serious offenses. Offenders may have their Account suspended or terminated: 

  • Exchanging information with your partner during the game using phone, text, chat or other means 
  • Intentionally getting ridiculous results – this is not fair to our other members 

Guidelines for Undos, Redeals and Claims 

The only acceptable time to ask for an undo is when you have inadvertently clicked. If you make a poor bid or play or for any other reason, it is inappropriate to ask for an undo. 

There are only a few circumstances under which it is appropriate to ask for a redeal: 

  • If a player at a duplicate table has seen the current deal before (impossible in theory) 
  • If a player has left the table in the middle of a hand 
  • If there appears to be a software problem involving the current deal 

Advanced players should understand that while a claim may look “obvious” to them, it may not be obvious to other less advanced players at the table. Do not be offended if your claim is rejected. Just continue to play the hand out and reclaim if your opponents ask you to do so. 

All members have the right to reject an undo, redeal, or claim request for any reason. Players are not required to explain why they have rejected such a request. Taking offense if your request is rejected is considered poor sportsmanship. If your undo, redeal or claim is rejected and you do not want to play at the current table anymore, finish the current deal and move on. 

Guidelines for Alerts 

All players should understand that, due to the fact that players come from all over the world and possess a wide range of ability and experience, not all players will agree on which bids should be alerted and which bids should be considered “standard”. Users are encouraged to work out differences among themselves and if not possible, politely move on. 

BBO Properties are designed so that players alert their own bids. This is called "self-alerting" and it is opposite to the approach that is used in live bridge clubs and tournaments. If you have any doubt as to whether one of your bids should be alerted or not, it is appropriate to alert. 

If an opponent asks you for the meaning of one of your bids, you are expected to answer them politely, even if you think the answer is obvious. An appropriate answer can be “I have never discussed this with my partner”. You do not have to tell the opponents how you intend your bid – only what you have agreed with your partner. It is inappropriate to use chat to explain your bids to your partner unless you get permission from the opponents first. 

Other Bridge Play Guidelines 

  • If you are taking a long time to make a bid or play, send a "thinking" chat to let the other players know that you are not having connection problems. Playing slowly is not an offense. If the pace of your table is too slow for you, finish the current hand, send a polite chat message, and leave. 
  • If you have to stop playing temporarily (to answer the door for example), send a "be right back" chat to let the other players know that you are not having connection problems. 
  • If you think your partner or opponents deserve a compliment for their bidding or play, please give them one! If you think that such a comment from another player was not deserved, please keep this information to yourself. 
  • Remember that players should never leave a table without informing the other players first (through chat). If you know in advance that you will be able to play only one or two more hands, it is a courtesy to let the other players know this. 
  • It is considered a courtesy to ask the other players at a table if it is ok for you to sit down before you take a seat. If, after sitting down without asking, you are asked to leave the table you should do so immediately without making any rude comments. 

Cheating and Concealing 

We consider cheating in any form a serious offense and may take a variety of stern actions against cheaters which may include, without limitation, barring the member from certain games on BBO, forfeiting masterpoints won, reporting the offender to relevant National Bridge Organizations (NBOs), terminating their Account and more. 

It is considered inappropriate and may violate tournament and game rules to conceal information about your relationships among players. 

Please play ethically. 

BBO Hosts 

Some of our users want to take a more active role in this and, with our permission, they volunteer to help keep the peace, so to speak. They are referred to as BBO Hosts. If you would like to become a host, please contact us for more information. 

Being Nice 

Most of BBO’s Terms are designed to enable users of BBO Properties to have a positive experience and we need your help to achieve that goal. Fortunately, most of our users do adhere to the Terms and follow our most valued guideline: Be nice to others. 

Bridge Base Dollars 

We may charge fees associated with certain BBO Properties, including, without limitation, certain tournaments, robot rentals, and subscriptions. Using such BBO Properties requires purchasing a license to access and acquire a virtual in-game currency named Bridge Base Dollars (“BB$”). You can license BB$ by visiting the Site’s purchase page bridgebase.com/store or through third-party mobile platforms. You may also be awarded BB$ at no cost, for playing well in certain BBO tournaments, winning certain contests, or at BBO’s sole discretion. 

With your purchase or award, you are granted a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, and revocable license to use BB$ solely within the Site, subject to these Terms. 

Purchases or awards of BB$ are final and are not refundable, transferable, tradeable, or exchangeable, except as required by applicable law. 

You acknowledge that all BB$ licensed to you will expire if your Account becomes inactive (i.e., not logged into) for longer than three years. BBO may also choose to close your Account if it becomes inactive for such a period. 

You acknowledge that you will not receive money or other compensation for expired BB$ or for unused BB$ when an Account is closed, whether such closure was voluntary or involuntary. All BB$ are forfeited by you if your Account is terminated or suspended for any reason, in BBO’s sole and absolute discretion, or if the BBO Properties are no longer available. If your Account is terminated or suspended, no refund will be granted, no BB$ will be credited to you or converted to cash or other forms of reimbursement. 


Payment methods may vary, depending on the platform chosen to purchase BB$ (Our Site or a third-party mobile platform). 

Where you have elected to purchase BB$: 

  1. You agree to the terms and conditions applicable to each payment method you choose; 
  2. You represent that you are authorized to use the payment method you have selected and that any payment information you provide is true and accurate; 
  3. If you purchase at our Site, you authorize BBO or its designee to take payment from you using the payment method you have selected; and 
  4. You are responsible for and agree to reimburse us for all reversals, chargebacks, claims, fees, fines, penalties and other liability incurred by us (including costs and related expenses) that were caused by or arising out of payments that you authorized or accepted. 

In the event of a technical error resulting in a delay of delivery of BB$ for longer than 24 hours, BBO will refund the purchase upon request so long as the BB$ remain unused. If your Account is charged and you did not receive the BB$ you purchased, or you were charged an incorrect amount, you may request a refund or correction in BB$. You agree to notify us about any billing problems or discrepancies within 10 days from the date of your purchase. If you do not bring them to our attention within 10 days, you agree that you waive your right to dispute such problems or discrepancies. We will process the refund request as expeditiously as we are reasonably able. Requests for refunds for purchases made on our Site should be sent to support@bridgebase.com

When you purchase BB$ through a mobile platform, such as Apple or Google, BBO is not a party to the transaction and your purchase will be governed by the third-party platform’s payment terms and conditions. Please review the platform’s terms of service for additional information. 

In the event your Account credentials have been compromised, please notify us immediately and we will use commercially reasonable efforts to reverse any unauthorized charges made at the Site. If the compromise results from our negligence or breach of the Terms, then we will reimburse you for any resulting loss, if you have timely notified us (as required by these Terms) of the charge. 

BBO may, from time to time, modify, amend, or supplement its fees and billing methods, and post those changes in the Terms or elsewhere on the Site. Such modifications, amendments or supplements shall be effective immediately upon posting on the Site. If any change is unacceptable to you, you may cancel your Account at any time. 

User Content – In Site 

The BBO Properties may enable users to generate and share content (“User Content”), such as through chat and profile features (“User Features”). All BBO Property incorporated into User Content, and the User Features themselves, remain the property of BBO and are owned and controlled by BBO. 

As to the portion of User Content provided by you (e.g., your profile photo, message text): 

  • you automatically grant us a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, sub-license, create derivative works from such User Content, and to distribute such User Content or incorporate such User Content into any form, medium, or technology now known or later developed throughout the universe, for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation, notice or attribution, and you waive and agree not to assert any moral or similar rights you might otherwise have had in such User Content. 
  • to the extent the User Feature enables other users to access and use your User Content within the Site or another BBO Property, you grant such users the right to use, copy, modify, display, perform, create derivative works from, and otherwise communicate and distribute your User Content in the manner permitted within the Site without further notice, attribution or compensation to you. 
  • You represent and warrant that such User Content was original to you (not copied from anyone else), does not violate any third-party rights, and there is no right or restriction on your use of it as User Content and it complies with all of the Terms. 

Users are responsible and liable for User Content. BBO has no obligation to monitor, approve, verify, or prescreen any User Content that you or other users generate. BBO reserves the right (but has no obligation) to remove, block, edit, move or disable User Content for any reason in BBO’s sole discretion. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, BBO does not assume any responsibility or liability for User Content or for any failure to monitor or remove User Content. You agree that you shall indemnify BBO for any loss or damage arising from the contents of your User Content, including without limitation in respect of any claims by third parties that your User Content caused damage. 

Listed below are some, though not all, violations that may result in BBO terminating or suspending your Account and/or restricting your ability to access and/or post User Content. You agree not to do any of the following actions while using BBO Properties: 

  1. Harass, threaten, embarrass or cause distress or discomfort upon another participant, user, or other individual or entity; 
  1. Transmit any User Content that is or might be disruptive, unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, hateful, or racially, sexually, ethnically or otherwise objectionable; 
  1. Impersonate any person or entity, including but not limited to BBO; 
  1. Disrupt the operation of any BBO Property, or otherwise act in a manner that negatively affects other participants; 
  1. Post or transmit any unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, or any other forms of solicitation; 
  1. Intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable law, regulation or treaty while using or accessing any BBO Property; 
  1. Post multiple posts of the same content (e.g., "spam"); or 
  1. Invade the privacy or violate or infringe any right of any person or entity, including, without limitation, any intellectual property right. 

User Content – Outside of Site 

We are honored by the interest shown by bridge fans towards BBO and the BBO Properties, and we love that you want to create content based on BBO Properties. At the same time, we invest a lot of resources into creating BBO property, spending our time, thought, and money to create the Properties you love, and we need to protect it. 

In most cases, using BBO intellectual property without our permission is illegal and a violation of our rights. BBO currently allows for a limited exception for BBO fans who wish to create positive content that will enhance members’ experiences with BBO Properties, such as articles, videos, artwork and other materials (“Fan Content”). 

The Site and BBO Properties may also include content owned by or licensed from Third Parties, also referred to as “Third-Party Resources”. You acknowledge that such Third-Party Resources may not be readily distinguishable from BBO Property and you understand and agree that you cannot and should not make any assumptions about ownership and any use by you is solely at your own risk. For example, although BBO appreciates Fan Content that adheres to our Terms, Third Parties may not. Accordingly, you understand that any and all use of content from the Site or our Properties is at your own risk. 

It is very important that any member considering creating such content be aware that this exception is subject to the following provisions: 

  1. All BBO Property incorporated into Fan Content remains the property of BBO, and is owned and controlled by BBO. All goodwill created by Fan Content inures to BBO’s benefit. 
  1. You are prohibited from assigning or licensing such Fan Content to any third party and any attempt by you to make such an assignment or license shall be void. 
  1. You acknowledge that you understand BBO’s permission to create Fan Content constitutes a benefit to you and in exchange for such benefit, You agree that BBO has a perpetual, non-revocable right to use Fan Content in any way, including commercial exploitation (i.e., selling or licensing the right to use Fan Content to a third party for a fee, without further consideration to You. In other words, in exchange for allowing you to create Fan Content, BBO has the exclusive right to financially benefit from such Fan Content and you have no right to any other consideration or payment. 
  1. Fan Content must be appropriate for the BBO audience and consistent with the spirit and tone of the BBO Properties, as determined by BBO in its sole discretion. 
  1. Fan Content must comply with all Terms and applicable law, may not violate the rights of others, and must not be obscene, sexually explicit, defamatory, offensive, objectionable, or harmful to others, in all cases as determined by BBO in its sole discretion. 
  1. No recording or writing about other BBO members may be done without consent of such members. You must notify such members and obtain their consent before recording or otherwise featuring any BBO members in your Fan Content. 
  1. Fan Content may not include any content owned by or licensed from any third party. 
  1. You are prohibited from using Fan Content for a commercial purpose (i.e., you may not seek or accept compensation for access or use of Fan Content, except that you are allowed to include Fan Content on your YouTube channel and receive payment for advertisements on your channel, for so long as BBO permits such use. 
  1. BBO can revoke permission to create Fan Content at any time and for any reason. BBO may require you to cease use of Fan Content and/or delete Fan Content at any time and for any reason, in BBO’s sole and exclusive discretion. 
  1. Fan Content may not include links to websites that we deem offensive or not in the best interests of BBO as determined by BBO in its sole and exclusive discretion. 
  1. Fan Content may not contain any content that is derogatory to BBO or that may damage the value, reputation, or goodwill of BBO as determined by BBO in its sole and exclusive discretion. 
  1. Fan Content must not suggest or imply or indicate, directly or indirectly, any association with BBO or give the impression that it is an official BBO production. For example, Fan Content must not be designed to look like the BBO Site, and it must be clear that the Fan Content is not endorsed by, or affiliated with, BBO. 
  1. You must display the following disclaimer on or adjacent to all Fan Content:
    • Portions of the materials contained in or used to create this __________ [Fan Content description] are owned by Bridge Base On Line, LLC (BBO) or a BBO affiliate, used with BBO’s permission but BBO does not endorse same. Any requests to use such content should be directed to BBO.

Without limiting our other rights, we reserve the right to change this Policy at any time by posting the revised Policy to our Site and/or through direct notification to You. Any Fan Content that is no longer authorized or compliant with any updated Policy must be deleted or modified as determined by BBO in its sole and exclusive discretion. 

All Fan Content must adhere to all of the Terms, including but not limited to the User Content Terms. 

Third-Party Resources 

BBO Properties may provide links to third-party websites and resources and may provide access or expose you to content at such websites or part of such resources including but not limited to interactive platform content, social media, member conduct and member-generated information (“Third-Party Resources”). Because we have no control over Third-Party Resources, you acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the availability of such Third-Party Resources, and do not endorse and are not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, goods, services or other materials on, available through or provided by such Third-Party Resources. While BBO maintains these Terms, a Privacy Policy and member information policy requirements, You understand and You agree that we cannot control third parties and shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any interaction you may have with Third-Party Resources. 

We may enable social media connectivity on BBO Properties from time to time. This connectivity may link to our own social media accounts or affiliate platforms and third-party platforms. The specific content relating to BBO on our own social media accounts and affiliate platforms is subject to these Terms and Privacy Policy. However, those third-party platforms, social media website or applications are also Third-Party Resources. If you choose to use social media connect functions on BBO Properties, you acknowledge and agree to abide by the relevant terms and conditions of each respective platform. 

Connectivity with Third-Party Resources and BBO Properties is intended to enhance user experience for those users who enjoy social media activity and wish to share their BBO related activities through such Third-Party Resources. Users who participate and/or use Third-Party Resources in connection with BBO Properties understand that Third-Party Resources may exercise control over and/or use information about action you take on BBO Properties. Users also understand that where users choose to publish or share information through Third-Party Resources, BBO has no control over that activity and such information will not be protected by us. Users should assume that their activity may be accessed by any person or entity using the Internet in any part of the world and can be found using independent search engines. Users who choose to engage in social media connectivity from BBO Properties, do so at their own risk. 

Errors and/or Omissions on the Site 

BBO sometimes includes information such as tips, or clues or guides for game play on BBO Properties. BBO provides this game-related information to enhance users’ experience, for user convenience and enjoyment. However, BBO does not routinely check such information for accuracy or error or consistency with the current operation of the Site, and some of the information may be very old. Users acknowledge that game-related information such as rules and guides may not be current, may contain errors, and should be used only with user consideration and knowledge that it is at the users’ own risk. 

In addition to the foregoing, occasionally there may be information on BBO Properties that contains typographical errors, inaccuracies or omissions. We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions, and to change or update information if any information in the BBO Properties at any time without prior notice. However, BBO has no obligation to make any changes. 

You agree that we shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of BBO Properties, or for any errors or lack of correction, or any termination of Your use in particular or termination, modification and/or discontinuance in general. 

BBO takes pride in the BBO Properties and strives to provide experiences users will enjoy and feel positive about and trust. The Terms are an important component of BBO’s effort to foster the integrity of games and tournaments available through the BBO Properties. It is BBO’s desire that users will adhere to the Terms and that all users will benefit as a result, but you acknowledge that BBO cannot control users of BBO Properties nor guarantee that users BBO Properties will adhere to the Terms, or any game rules and requirements. 




Limitation Of Liability 


Exclusions And Limitations 

Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages. Accordingly, some of the above limitations may not apply to you. 

We are under no obligation to, and do not, scan content used in connection with the Site and BBO Properties, nor do we monitor the conduct of members, for the use or inclusion of illegal or impermissible content. However, we respect the copyright and intellectual property interests of others. It is our policy not to permit materials known by us to infringe another party’s copyright to remain on the Site and BBO Properties. 

If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, you should provide us with written notice that contains the following information required by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), 17 U.S.C. 512: 

  1. a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; 
  1. identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works; 
  1. identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material; 
  1. information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number and, if available, an e-mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted; 
  1. a statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law; and 
  1. a statement that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. 

All DMCA notices should be sent to: 

Bridge Base On Line, LLC 
Attn: Site Administration 
9030 W. Sahara Avenue #710 
Las Vegas, NV 89117 


You agree to hold us and our subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, and employees, and each of their respective successors and assigns (collectively, the “Indemnified Persons”), harmless from, and indemnify them for, all damages, costs, expenses and other liabilities, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses, relating to any third-party claim arising out of or related to your use of the Site and BBO Properties and any information or content on the Site, including any user information, and BBO Properties. 

Choice of Law 

These Terms and the relationship between you and us shall be governed by the laws of the State of Nevada without regard to its conflict of law provisions. 

In the event of any dispute, the forum, and exclusive jurisdiction and venue of and for resolution of disputes shall be, at BBO’s option whether BBO is bringing or responding to a claim, the state or federal courts located within the county of Las Vegas, Nevada or New York County in the State of New York. 

For any dispute or matter involving or subject to the rules or governance of the World Bridge Federation (WBF) or any governing body within the WBF Zonal Conferences and Affiliated Federations, BBO may elect that the dispute or any portion thereof be governed by Swiss law and disputes submitted to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland, at BBO’s option. 

You hereby agree and irrevocably consent to the foregoing and to the exercise of personal jurisdiction over you by any of the foregoing courts or arbitral bodies. 

If any provision of these Terms is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, You agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of these Terms remain in full force and effect. 

User Responsibility and Compliance with Terms 

If you are not comfortable with any of the Terms, then simply do not use the BBO Properties. 

However, if you accept the responsibility of using the BBO Properties, then we will expect you to follow these Terms, and to let us know when you see an activity that is not in accordance with the Terms. 

We thank you for your continued support and help making BBO a fun entertainment source for everyone! 

Contact Us 

For any questions or concerns about our Terms, Privacy Policy or any of our BBO Properties, please contact us at support@bridgebase.com

Bridge Base On Line, LLC 
9030 W. Sahara Avenue #710 
Las Vegas, NV 89117

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