Terms of Service


thephillygodfather.com’s privacy pledge is simple yet powerful: We will NOT send you even a single email we are not supposed to, or give your email to anyone else. If you purchase any of our premium products, our secure server software encrypts all information, ensuring that transactions stay private and protected. The Philly Godfather Privacy Pledge should make a user feel safe, removing the need to worry about spam or your privacy when using any of The Philly Godfather’s products.


The Philly Godfather reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms of Use at any time. If we do this, we will post the amended Terms of Use on this page and indicate at the top of the page the date these Terms of Use were last revised. You are responsible for reviewing and becoming familiar with any such modifications. Use of the Service by you following such notification constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions of these Terms of Use as modified.


The Philly Godfather provides services and content relating to the world of sports, as described more fully on the Site (the “Service”). The Service includes any service and content The Philly Godfather performs for you, as well as the offering of any materials displayed or performed on or through the Service, such as text, user comments, messages, information, data, graphics, news articles, editorials, photographs, images, illustrations, software, audio clips and video clips (collectively “Content”). The Philly Godfather may alter, suspend or discontinue the Service, including any Content, for any reason, at any time, including the availability of any feature or content. The Philly Godfather may restrict functionality or your access to parts or all of the Service without notice or liability.


You can browse The Philly Godfather and enjoy the Content without registering. In order to post any new Content or access certain features of the Service, you must register with The Philly Godfather and select a password and screen name (“The Philly Godfather User ID”). You may not select or use as a The Philly Godfather User ID a name that is offensive, vulgar or obscene. The Philly Godfather reserves the right to refuse registration of, or cancel a The Philly Godfather User ID in its sole discretion. When creating your account, you must provide accurate and complete information. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your The Philly Godfather password. You are solely responsible for the activity that occurs on your account, whether or not undertaken by you. You must notify The Philly Godfather immediately of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account. Although The Philly Godfather will not be liable for your losses caused by any unauthorized use of your account, you shall be liable for the losses of The Philly Godfather or others due to such unauthorized use. By providing The Philly Godfather your email address you consent to our using the email address to send you Service-related notices, including any notices required by law, in lieu of communication by postal mail. You may opt out or change the frequency of certain Service-related communications by sending an email message to webmaster@thephillygodfather.com, with the word “No email” in the subject field. We may also use your email address to send you other messages, including changes to features of the Service and special offers. If you do not want to receive such email messages, you may opt out by sending an email message to webmaster@thephillygodfather.com with the word “No email” in the subject field. Opting out may prevent you from receiving email messages regarding updates, improvements, or offers.


You may only use the Service if you are at least 18 years old, whether acting on your own behalf or as an authorized employee or representative of a corporation or other business entity. Any registration, use or access to the Service by anyone under 18 is a violation of these Terms of Use and is strictly prohibited. If you do not so qualify, do not attempt to register for or use the Service. The Service is provided for your personal, noncommercial use only. You may not use the Service for commercial purposes.


As a condition of use, you promise not to use the Service for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms of Use, or any other purpose not reasonably intended by The Philly Godfather.
By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree not to use the Service:

  1. to abuse, harass, threaten, impersonate, or intimidate other The Philly Godfather users;
  2. to contribute any Content that is infringing, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, offensive, or otherwise violates any law or right of any third party;
  3. for any illegal or unauthorized purpose.
  4. to post or transmit, or cause to be posted or transmitted, any communication or solicitation designed or intended to obtain password, account, or private information from any The Philly Godfather user;
  5. to create or submit unwanted email or other messages (“Spam”) to any other The Philly Godfather users or any The Philly Godfather URL;
  6. to violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright laws);
  7. to submit stories or comments linking to affiliate programs, multi-level marketing schemes, sites/blogs repurposing existing stories (source hops), or off-topic content;
  8. with the exception of accessing RSS feeds, you will not use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access the Site for any purpose without our express written permission or in any manner which may cause a denial of service (“DOS”) event. Additionally, you agree that you will not: (i) take any action that imposes, or may impose in our sole discretion an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure; (ii) interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site or any activities conducted on the Site; or (iii) bypass any measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to this Site;
  9. with the intention of any other organized effort that in any way artificially alters the results of the Services.
    The Philly Godfather may remove any Content or deactivate any The Philly Godfather account at any time for any reason (including, but not limited to, upon receipt of claims or allegations from third parties or authorities relating to such Content), or for no reason at all.
    To report Terms of Use abuse, please email: webmaster@thephillygodfather.com


By uploading, submitting or otherwise disclosing or distributing Content of any kind at or on the Site or otherwise through the Service (your “User Content”), you represent and warrant that you own all rights in your User Content and that any User Content you post does not and will not violate third-party rights of any kind, including any Intellectual Property Rights (as defined below) or rights of publicity or privacy. The Philly Godfather reserves the right, but is not obligated, to reject and/or remove any User Content that we believe, in our sole discretion, violates these provisions.

For the purposes of these Terms of Use, “Intellectual Property Rights” means all patent rights, copyright rights, moral rights, rights of publicity, trademark, trade dress and service mark rights, goodwill, trade secret rights and other intellectual property rights as may now exist or hereafter come into existence, and all applications therefore and registrations, renewals and extensions thereof, under the laws of any state, country, territory or other jurisdiction.

The Philly Godfather takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any User Content that you or any other users or third parties post or send over the Service. You understand and agree that any loss or damage of any kind that occurs as a result of the use of any User Content that you send, upload, download, stream, post, transmit, display, or otherwise make available or access through your use of the Service, is solely your responsibility. The Philly Godfather is not responsible for any public display or misuse of your User Content. You understand and acknowledge that you may be exposed to User Content that is inaccurate, offensive, indecent, or objectionable, and you agree that The Philly Godfather shall not be liable for any damages you allege to incur as a result of such User Content.
Your User Content includes any blog and/or forums post you provide via The Philly Godfather.

You are solely responsible for your interactions with other The Philly Godfather Users. We reserve the right, but have no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other users occurring on or in connection with the Service.

LICENSE GRANT By posting any User Content, you expressly grant, and you represent and warrant that you have a right to grant, to The Philly Godfather a royalty-free, sub-licensable, transferable, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, worldwide license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, list information regarding, edit, translate, distribute, transmit, publicly perform, publicly display, and make derivative works of all such User Content and your name, voice, and/or likeness as contained in your User Content, in whole or in part, and in any form, media or technology, whether now known or hereafter developed.

Subject to the terms and conditions of these Terms of Use, you are hereby granted a non-exclusive, limited, personal license to use the Service. The Philly Godfather reserves all rights not expressly granted herein in the Service and the Content. The Philly Godfather may terminate this license at any time for any reason or no reason.

OUR PROPRIETARY RIGHTS The Service and Content, and all Intellectual Property Rights related thereto, are the exclusive property of The Philly Godfather and its licensors. Except as explicitly provided herein, nothing in these Terms of Use shall be deemed to create a license in or under any such Intellectual Property Rights, and you agree not to sell, license, rent, modify, distribute, copy, reproduce, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, publish, adapt, edit or create derivative works from any materials or content accessible on the Service, except that the foregoing does not apply to your own User Content that you legally post on the Service. “The Philly Godfather” and other The Philly Godfather graphics, logos, designs, page headers, button icons, scripts, and service names are registered trademarks, trademarks or trade dress of The Philly Godfather in the United States and/or other countries. The Philly Godfather’s trademarks and trade dress may not be used, including as part of trademarks and/or as part of domain names, in connection with any product or service in any manner that is likely to cause confusion.

Use of the Content or materials on the Service for any purpose not expressly permitted by these Terms of Use is strictly prohibited.
PRIVACY We care about the privacy of our users. By using the Service, you are consenting to have your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States.

8. INDEMNITY You will indemnify, defend and hold harmless The Philly Godfather, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, customers, vendors, officers and employees from any liability, damage or cost (including reasonable attorneys fees and cost) from any claim or demand made by any third party due to or arising out of your access to the Site, use of the Service, violation of these Terms of Use by you, or the infringement by you, or any third party using your account or The Philly Godfather User ID, of any intellectual property or other right of any person o