Terms & conditions

The UEFA Foundation for Children - Terms & Conditions

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Last updated: December 12, 2022

The UEFA Foundation for Children (the "UEFA Foundation", "We", "Our") owns and operates the website https://uefafoundation.org/ including all digital content and functionality contained on it (together the "UEFA Foundation Platform"). Your access to and use of UEFA Foundation Platform is subject to the following terms and conditions and any documents referred to in them (the "Terms & Conditions").

1 - Acceptance of terms

1.1 By accessing, downloading, installing, or using the UEFA Foundation Platform you signify your agreement with and understanding of these Terms & Conditions, which you acknowledge you have read and understood. If you do not agree to these Terms & Conditions, you are not authorised to access the UEFA Foundation Platform.

1.2 When accessing and using the UEFA Foundation Platform and/or any specific content or material on it, additional guidelines or rules may apply which are relevant to (and communicated on or within) the UEFA Foundation Platform (in addition to any supplemental provisions that may be incorporated in these Terms & Conditions). To the extent that there is any inconsistency between these Terms & Conditions and any such guidelines or rules, the guidelines or rules shall prevail.

1.3 We reserve the right to change these Terms & Conditions at any time. You must review these Terms & Conditions on a regular basis to keep yourself informed of any changes. Continued use of the UEFA Foundation Platform following any such changes shall constitute your acceptance of such changes.


2 - Content

2.1 All information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages, feeds and any other material on the UEFA Foundation Platform (the “Content”) provided by the UEFA Foundation is owned by or licensed to the UEFA Foundation. Content provided by the UEFA Foundation is provided to you "AS IS" and may not be used, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed or otherwise exploited for any other purposes than your personal access and viewing of the Content on the UEFA Foundation Platform. For that sole and exclusive purpose, the UEFA Foundation grants to you a limited, revocable, non-exclusive license to access and use the UEFA Foundation Platform privately for non-commercial purposes, in accordance with these Terms & Conditions.

2.2 The UEFA Foundation Platform may contain links or feeds from or to other websites or resources. The UEFA Foundation has no control over such sites and resources and is not responsible or liable for, any content available on such sites or resources.

2.3 In the event that you wish to establish a link to the UEFA Foundation Platform, you expressly agree: (i) not to include the UEFA Foundation Platform into the frame of another website; (ii) not to create any third party association with the UEFA Foundation Platform or the UEFA Foundation itself; (iii) to properly attribute the UEFA Foundation Platform referred to in your link to the UEFA Foundation; and (iv) to ensure that the link does not state nor imply that the UEFA Foundation approves of, sponsors or endorses any other website activity, company, resource or entity carried out by you or a relevant third party, or presents the UEFA Foundation and/or its activities in a false, misleading, defamatory or derogatory manner or otherwise damages the UEFA’s Foundation reputation or takes advantage of it.

2.4 The UEFA Foundation reserves the right to require you at any time to remove any link to the UEFA Platform.


3 - Trademarks and copyright information

3.1 The UEFA Foundation logo, together with UEFA Foundation names are trademarks and copyright material of the UEFA Foundation ("UEFA Foundation Marks").

3.2 Nothing in the UEFA Foundation Platform is designed to grant any licence or right to use any UEFA Foundation Marks or Content to you other than expressly detailed in these Terms & Conditions.

3.3 The UEFA Foundation respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that any of your intellectual property rights have been infringed on the UEFA Foundation Platform, please provide the UEFA Foundation with the relevant information by emailing: contact@uefafoundation.org.


4 - Changes to the UEFA Foundation Platform

The UEFA Foundation reserves the right at any time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the UEFA Foundation Platform, including any Content with or without notice. The UEFA Foundation shall not be held liable to you or to any third party for any such modification, suspension or discontinuance. Although the UEFA Foundation will make reasonable efforts to keep the UEFA Foundation Platform up to date, the UEFA Foundation has no obligation to you to do so.


5 - Privacy

5.1 The UEFA Foundation may use information it collects in relation to your use of the UEFA Foundation Platform to support and improve it (through user insights, reporting and profile building, in order to optimise the relevance of Content on the UEFA Foundation Platform to you).

5.2 By accessing or using the UEFA Foundation Platform you acknowledge and agree that the terms of the UEFA Foundation’s Privacy Policy shall apply.


6 - Disclaimer

6.1 If you access and use our UEFA Foundation Platform, you do so at your sole risk. The UEFA Foundation Platform, and the UEFA Foundation’s Content is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis. The UEFA Foundation makes no representation that material on the UEFA Foundation Platform is appropriate or available for use in any specific jurisdiction. You are responsible for your compliance with all local laws and regulations in the jurisdiction in which you access the UEFA Foundation Platform. The UEFA Foundation expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, without limitation, implied warranties or merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.

6.2 The UEFA Foundation makes no warranty or representation that: (i) the UEFA Foundation Platform (including any UEFA Foundation’s Content) will meet your expectations; (ii) the UEFA Foundation Platform or the UEFA Foundation’s Content will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free; and (iii) any errors in the Content will be corrected.


7 - Your indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold the UEFA Foundation, its subsidiaries, affiliates, licensors, licensees, officers, agents, co-branders and other partners, and employees, harmless from any and all liabilities, losses, damages, claims, penalties, fines, costs and expenses, including without limitation reasonable legal fees, that may arise in connection with your failure to comply with any provision of the Terms & Conditions.


8 - Limitation of liability

The UEFA Foundation may, in its sole discretion and without liability to you, with or without cause, in particular if you do not comply with these Terms & Conditions, with or without prior notice and at any time terminate your access (whether restricted or not) to the UEFA Foundation Platform.


9 - Termination

The UEFA Foundation may, in its sole discretion and without liability to you, with or without cause, in particular if you do not comply with these Terms & Conditions, with or without prior notice and at any time terminate your access (whether restricted or not) to the UEFA Foundation Platform.


10 - Notices

If We amend these Terms & Conditions, we shall place an updated version on the UEFA Foundation Platform.


11 - General Provisions

11.1 These Terms & Conditions (including the specific terms applicable to certain services) constitute the entire agreement between you and the UEFA Foundation in relation to their subject matter, superseding and extinguishing any prior agreements, arrangements, undertakings of any nature, between you and the UEFA Foundation, whether oral or written in relation to such subject matter.

11.2 Any failure by the UEFA Foundation to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms & Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

11.3 If any provision of the Terms & Conditions is found to be invalid, you acknowledge and agree that the other provisions of the Terms & Conditions shall remain in full force and effect.

11.4 You may not assign or transfer any of your rights or obligations, or subcontract the performance of any of your obligations, under these Terms & Conditions. The UEFA Foundation may assign or transfer any right or obligation, or subcontract the performance of any of its obligations, under these Terms & Conditions to any third party at any time without notice to you

11.5 These Terms & Conditions are drafted in English and may be translated in other languages. In the event of any discrepancy between the English and any translated text, the most recent English edition (indicated by the date at the bottom of this page) shall prevail and be used as the basis to solve any doubts of interpretation.


12 Applicable Law and Jurisdiction

The Terms & Conditions and the relationship between you and the UEFA Foundation shall be governed by the laws of Switzerland. All disputes in connection with these Terms & Conditions shall be submitted to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Nyon, Switzerland.


When, how and by whom was the UEFA Foundation for Children established?

On 26 March 2014, at the 38th Ordinary UEFA Congress in Astana, the UEFA President, Michel Platini, stressed UEFA’s desire to enable more people to benefit from football’s role in society. With the support of the UEFA Executive Committee and the approval of UEFA’s member associations, he announced the creation of the UEFA Foundation for Children, declaring:

This foundation will help us […] to preserve the magic of football and give hope to those children who need it most. This is a great project […] and a cause that is particularly close to my heart.

The UEFA Foundation for Children was established in 2015.

What is the legal status of the UEFA Foundation for Children and how is it organised?

The UEFA Foundation for Children was set up in early 2015 on the initiative of UEFA. The foundation is registered in Nyon (Switzerland) as a non-profit organisation and is governed by Swiss law.

It is managed by its Board of Trustees and acts in the interests of its direct beneficiaries.
The UEFA Foundation for Children is supervised by the Swiss federal supervisory board for foundations, which is attached to the general secretariat of the Swiss federal department of home affairs.

I am a private individual and I need help financing a project. Can you help me?

Unfortunately, the UEFA Foundation for Children does not provide any financial assistance or assistance in kind to private individuals. It carries out projects in specific countries in partnership with specific non-profit organisations.

What do your activities on the ground consist of?

In the case of all projects, regardless of the context (including crisis situations and development projects), the UEFA Foundation for Children works in support of specific partner organisations, placing children right at the heart of its strategy. Partner organisations are required to ensure that the beneficiaries of those projects (i.e. children and their families) gradually take responsibility for their own development.

Wherever possible, the foundation makes use of existing networks within the countries in question (local aid organisations, regional or government bodies, etc.), giving financial support to those organisations in order to help them to act. Different types of partnership are established with those organisations in order to achieve the foundation’s objectives.

Moreover, projects that are supported/financed by the foundation are subject to quality standards, which means that they are assessed and have to comply with the foundation’s Ethics Code.

How do you ensure that funds given to you are used in an appropriate manner? Can I donate money to you with complete confidence?

The foundation is committed to achieving its objectives in a manner befitting a charitable organisation.

Our objective is to help disadvantaged children. We are establishing and developing assessment mechanisms to evaluate all initiatives that are financed/supported by the foundation and ensure that they are consistent with the values set out in the foundation’s Ethics Code.

The foundation’s accounts are audited by an independent body and published on its website every year.

The UEFA Foundation for Children is also supervised by the Swiss federal supervisory board for foundations. That public body, which is responsible for the supervision of foundations on behalf of the federal government, operates at both national and international level. Its supervisory activities are essentially based on the case law of Switzerland’s Federal Supreme Court regarding Article 84(2) of the Swiss Civil Code: “The supervisory authority ensures that the foundation’s assets are used for the intended purpose.”

Who are the beneficiaries of the UEFA Foundation for Children?

The UEFA Foundation for Children seeks to help disadvantaged children – children who need help as a result of physical, mental or psychological problems, because of their social environment, or on account of a crisis situation linked to armed conflict or a natural disaster.

How does the UEFA Foundation for Children define the term ‘child’?

The UEFA Foundation for Children applies the definition set out in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Etymologically, the word ‘infant’ comes from the Latin ‘infans’, which denotes someone who does not speak. In Roman times, this term was used to refer to anyone under the age of seven. The concept of childhood has evolved considerably over the centuries, as well as varying across cultures, and the word ‘child’ is now used to refer to anyone who has not yet reached adulthood. However, that remains a broad concept, and the age at which people are deemed to become adults varies from culture to culture.

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, which was adopted in 1989, defines the term ‘child’ more precisely as:

Every human being below the age of eighteen years unless under the law applicable to the child, majority is attained earlier.

What is the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child?

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is an international agreement that was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 20 November 1989.

It specifically stipulates that children’s rights and best interests must be respected, and it was the first legally binding international agreement to confer fundamental rights on children.

How can I request support from the UEFA Foundation for my project?

The UEFA Foundation aims to help children and safeguard their rights. Sport, and football in particular, can provide support in the areas of health and children’s education, as well as promoting access to sporting activity, facilitating children’s personal development and fostering the integration of minorities.

Therefore, UEFA Foundation launches each year a “Call for Project” through this website. The next Call will take place in June/July 2023. Find all the information on how to apply here.

How can my child apply to be a player mascot?

All of the UEFA Foundation’s mascots are local children, depending on the location, for each game, who are part of the foundation’s child support programmes.

Official competition sponsors coordinate the registration of the children. (Mastercard, Fedex, Engelberg Stauss and Just Eat Takeway.com)

Clarence Seedorf

Clarence Seedoorf

Born April 1, 1976 in Suriname, Clarence Seedorf is the most successful footballer in Dutch history and one of the most talented players in football history.

Clarence Seedorf also coached on four continents (South America, Europe, Asia, Africa). Seedorf is one of only six people in the world to have been chosen by Nelson Mandela to be a Legacy Champion.

He is UEFA Global Ambassador for Diversity & Change and a member of the FIFA Diversity Award Jury.

Clarence Seedorf holds an honorary degree in humanities along with the highest civil decorations in Suriname and the Netherlands for his contributions to different fields in both countries. He founded the Champions for Children Foundation in 2004 contributing financially to many projects globally and developing a specific IP to create social impact through sport.

Throughout his career, Clarence Seedorf has used sport and its influence to promote change and create a better world. Seedorf speaks six languages, completed his education in business, sports psychology and NLP with prestigious courses, becoming also assistant professor in sports science at Catholic University in Milan.

Clarence Seedorf has been a blogger for the New York Times and travels the world inspiring the next generations, from youth jails in Brazil to students at Oxford University.

Seedorf is currently the Chairman of Black Impact Foundation, a member of the support committee of Fondazione Umberto Veronesi, which promotes scientific research, and a member of the strategic committee of the UN Science Panel for the Amazon.

Kevin Lamour

Kevin Lamour was born in France on 15 September 1980.

A football fan for as long as he can remember but, by his own admission, not the most gifted of players, Kevin spent his childhood and teenage years in his native Brittany supporting his Stade Plabennecois and then FC Gouesnou team-mates from the bench as a model substitute and dedicated water carrier. Realising very early on that his future did not lie on the pitch, he took the wise decision to devote himself to his studies. With a law degree, a diploma from the Grenoble Institute of Political Studies, a master’s in political and social communication from the Sorbonne and a master’s in the study of comparative politics from Sciences Po Paris under his belt, he joined UEFA in 2007 within the president’s office.

Since then, he has represented UEFA on FIFA’s Israel-Palestine Monitoring Committee, taken part in the UEFA Captains of Change programme (designed to promote diversity at management level in European football) and volunteered for the UEFA Foundation for Children. Now Deputy General Secretary, he joined the UEFA Foundation for Children board of trustees on 22 November 2017

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Making a child’s dream come true sends a message of hope, strength and joy to everyone – particularly those facing hardship.

The UEFA Foundation for Children enables young people in difficulty to live their dreams – even their wildest ones. The indelible memories created give them confidence in themselves and in life, and the strength to imagine and fight for a better future.

The foundation mobilises its resources and its network of friends and partners in support of various organisations and associations that work to allow children to live their dreams. This enables those groups to help even more children, giving their families a message of hope for the future.

To promote this project, the foundation has adopted Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s famous maxim:

Make your life a dream, and your dream a reality.
Cahiers de Saint-Exupéry (1900–44)

Privacy Policy

UEFA Foundation for Children

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The UEFA Foundation for Children (hereinafter referred to as the “UEFA Foundation”) takes your privacy seriously. Please read the following Privacy Policy carefully to learn more about the UEFA Foundation’s use of your personal identifying information that the UEFA Foundation collects when you visit the UEFA Foundation’s official website at www.uefafoundation.org (hereinafter referred to as the “Website”). The UEFA Foundation reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time without notice to you. You are therefore responsible for regularly reviewing this Privacy Policy.

What this Privacy Policy covers

This Privacy Policy covers the UEFA Foundation’s treatment of personal identifying information that the UEFA Foundation collects when you are on the Website and when you use services on the Website, as described in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy also covers the UEFA Foundation’s treatment of any personal identifying information that the UEFA Foundation’s beneficiaries share with the UEFA Foundation unless otherwise stated.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of any companies or legal entities that the UEFA Foundation does not own or control or to any persons that the UEFA Foundation does not employ or manage, including without limitation third-party beneficiaries to whom you provide information. The UEFA Foundation is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of other websites to which you choose to link from the Website, and the UEFA Foundation encourages you to review the privacy policies of those other websites so you can understand how they collect, use and share information.

Information collection and use

The UEFA Foundation does not collect personal identifying information when you access the Website homepage and browse the Website without disclosing your personal data except as described in this Privacy Policy or the relevant part of the Website and except cookies (see below under “cookies”).

The UEFA Foundation collects personal identifying information when you register on the Website, when you use certain products or services on the Website and when you apply for support. The UEFA Foundation may also receive personal identifying information from its beneficiaries.

When you register, the UEFA Foundation asks for your name, email address, and some other personal information. Once you register with the UEFA Foundation and/or sign in to our products or services, you are not anonymous to the UEFA Foundation.

The UEFA Foundation also automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser including your Internet Protocol address (IP address), which identifies your computer, the UEFA Foundation’s cookies information and the page you requested.

The UEFA Foundation uses information collected for three general purposes: for technical administration of the Website, for research and development to achieve and maintain a high service level and for customer information (to customise the content you see, to fulfil your request for certain products and services and to contact you about specials and new products and services).

Data retention

The UEFA Foundation does not, as a matter of business practices, maintain personal identifying information longer than necessary for the purposes stated, unless otherwise agreed to by you.

Information sharing and disclosure

The UEFA Foundation will not sell or rent your personal identifying information without your consent to any third parties, such as but not limited to IT service suppliers and any other third party processing personal identifying information on behalf of the UEFA Foundation.

However, by approving this Privacy Policy, you expressly give your consent and agree to the disclosure of your personal data by the UEFA Foundation and your consent is deemed to be given. The UEFA Foundation may send personal identifying information about you to third parties when:

  • The UEFA Foundation has your consent to share the information;
  • The UEFA Foundation needs to share your information to provide the product or service you have requested;
  • The UEFA Foundation needs to send the information to third parties who work on behalf of the UEFA Foundation to provide a product or service to you (unless otherwise stated, these third parties do not have any rights to use the personal identifying information the UEFA Foundation provides to them beyond what is necessary to provide a product or service to you);
  • The UEFA Foundation responds to courts or authorities;
  • The UEFA Foundation finds that your actions on the Website violate the UEFA Foundation Website Terms and Conditions or any other UEFA Foundation guidelines or rules applicable to specific services; or
  • The UEFA Foundation finds that it is necessary, as determined at UEFA Foundation sole discretion, to investigate, prevent or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, emergency situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any persons, violations to the UEFA Foundation Website Terms and Conditions or as otherwise required by law.

Before disclosing your personal identifying information to third parties, the UEFA Foundation will ensure that sufficient security measures and adequate data protection are guaranteed by the third party and take reasonable steps to ensure compliance with those measures.

In particular, the UEFA Foundation ensures that adequate protection is guaranteed for personal identifying information to be transferred abroad. In some specific cases when this level of protection is not guaranteed, the UEFA Foundation will obtain your prior consent or establish with the recipient of personal identifying information a contractual framework or sufficient safeguards that ensure an adequate level of protection abroad.

As part of its internal data auditing process, the UEFA Foundation may conduct regular checks on processing by third parties, especially with respect to security measures.


The UEFA Foundation may set and access UEFA Foundation’s cookies on your computer. A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier that is sent to your browser from a website’s computer and stored on your computer’s hard drive.

The UEFA Foundation uses its own cookies for number of purposes, mainly to:

  • access your information when you “sign in”, so that we can provide you with customised content;
  • keep track of preferences you specify while you are using the UEFA Foundation services;
  • estimate and report our total audience size and traffic;
  • conduct research and development to improve the Website contents and services and achieve and maintain a high service level.

The UEFA Foundation may allow third parties that are presenting projects on some of our pages to set and access their own cookies on your computer. Third parties’ use of their cookies is subject to their own privacy policies and not this one.

Children’s privacy

If you are not yet legally an adult (under 18), please use this website only after obtaining permission from your parent or legal guardian. The protection of personal data of children and adolescents is of particular concern to the UEFA Foundation. The UEFA Foundation does not knowingly collect personal data from children unless their parents or legal guardians have authorised us to do so. The UEFA Foundation will delete personal data immediately if it discovers that minors are providing the UEFA Foundation with personal data without the corresponding permission or data relating to such minors being provided to the UEFA Foundation by third parties.

The UEFA Foundation will not knowingly record any personal data about visitors under the age of 18. The UEFA Foundation recommends that parents discuss the use of the Internet and the provision of information on websites with their children and do not allow minors under the age of 13 to register.

Access to your personal identifying information

The UEFA Foundation gives you the ability to access your personal identifying information by sending us an email to support@uefafoundation.org including in the title of the email the reference to personal identifying information .

The UEFA Foundation allows you to challenge the data that it holds about you and you may have such data rectified, amended or completed.


If you communicate with the the UEFA Foundation by email, you should note that the secrecy of email is uncertain. By sending sensitive or confidential email messages or information which are not encrypted you accept such uncertainty and possible lack of confidentiality over the Internet. In certain areas, the UEFA Foundation uses industry standard SSL encryption to protect data transmissions.

Generally, the UEFA Foundation takes precautions to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft, and misuse, as well as against unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction.

Changes in this Privacy Policy

This policy may be amended from time to time. If we amend the Privacy Policy in any way we will place an updated version on this page of the Website. Regularly reviewing this page ensures that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we will share it with other parties. If we make any substantial changes in the way we use your personal information we will notify you by posting an announcement on the Website.

Updating your information

You may review, correct, update or change your personal information at any time by accessing your account on uefafoundation.org.

Privacy compliance

The UEFA Foundation is subject to Swiss data protection laws when collecting and processing personal identifying information.

Questions or suggestions

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding this Privacy Policy, please send an email to support@uefafoundation.org.

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