These terms were last updated on Thursday 1st March 2012 to reflect changes to promotions and free credits. There may have been other versions published since your previous visit, so we strongly urge you to familiarise yourself with the full terms and in particular the conditions for account management.
Timeform information is supplied for the exclusive use of the individual subscriber and must not be reproduced or distributed in any way without permission. Users must be over 18 years of age. Please read our full copyright notice below. Commercial users in any doubt about whether their current or intended usage infringes these terms should contact Timeform for clarification.
Account Balances and Account Management
To fund an account online you must use a credit or debit card. The minimum transaction is currently £5. (Please note that all transactions are posted in GB sterling, so the amount paid may vary for international customers.) The charge for any download is then deducted from your current timeform.com account balance, but only once you have confirmed the download request. If an account balance neither increases nor decreases for a consecutive period of four years the account will be considered obsolete and will be closed without further notice.
Only one user may be logged in to a single account at any time and this user may only have one active internet session.
Promotions and Free Credits
From time to time promotional credits (i.e. those obtained by use of a promotional code) may be awarded with deposits or registrations made at timeform.com. No refunds will be given for credits awarded in this way. Promotional credits must be used within six months of issue. Any unused promotional credits at the end of this period will be removed without notice. Any promotional code may only be used once per household unless expressly stated in the terms of the offer.
Unless expressly stated, all promotional offers, whether online or offline, are made on the basis of one claim per household. Repeat use of promotion codes is prohibited and the setting up of multiple accounts or other such action in an attempt to avoid restrictions may lead to access being prevented and credit balances being removed without notice.
Online Timeform Race Cards
Timeform Race Cards for meetings in Britain and Ireland will usually be available from mid afternoon on the day final declarations are made. The exception is for meetings for which declarations are made on Saturday. These will normally be published on Sunday morning. Selected important meetings may also be covered by cards published at the five-day stage.
Members may download the Timeform Race Card for the same meeting up to five times at no extra cost.
The format of the pdf version of the Race Card is identical to that of the version that is sold on the racecourse and by mail order. You will require the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Printed Timeform Race Cards
Printed Timeform Race Cards are sold at most major racecourses and are available by post for selected meetings. Please contact us for full details of availability.
If a Race Card is not delivered before racing commences, or if a meeting is subsequently abandoned, we provide a credit which may be used against a future meeting. We do not provide refunds nor will we email a copy of the card involved (see below).
Important note on printed publications
The printed Timeform Race Card and the online Timeform Race Card are separate publications and have entirely separate pricing structures and promotions. Unless paying for both versions separately, it is not permitted to order a Race Card by post and then download the same card from timeform.com. Nor is it permitted to download a card and then to exchange it for a printed version on the racecourse. Special offers available at timeform.com may not be available on the racecourse (or by post) (and vice versa). The same guidelines apply for other products which are published in both electronic and printed formats, such as Horses To Follow Extra and the Timeform Bloodstock Sales Guide.
Race Passes (formerly known as Race Insights) are available individually or by subscription (currently for 1, 7 or 28 days). Subscriptions begin at the time of purchase unless a subscription is already in progress, in which case the new purchase takes effect from the end of the existing subscription. The account bar shows the expiration date and time of the current subscription.
The same charge for a subscription applies regardless of how many Race Passes are accessed in that period or of how much racing is scheduled and no refunds will be issued once a subscription has been activated.
When purchased individually, a Race Pass may be visited 5 times without incurring additional charges. There is no limit to how many runners in the race may be clicked on, nor how many times they may be clicked on.
Timeform provides commentaries and ratings for all horses that have raced in Britain. Comprehensive coverage of Irish jumps racing began in October 2007, and of Irish Flat racing in February 2008. European pattern races and Grade 1 races in North America are also covered retrospectively. A larger number of overseas horses are covered by ratings only (see below).
In January 2012 we began to change the presentation of post-race performance analysis. This style is due to be used for all racing by May 2012.
Updating information after the race
Timeform Ratings and commentaries are constantly reviewed in the light of new form evidence. For racing in Britain and Ireland a provisional performance rating appears soon after the race. Note that this is always subject to confirmation and that it may occasionally alter substantially once the full review of the day's racing has been completed. During this period, a very recent performance rating may also be significantly higher than the master rating shown.
The review is normally completed by 18:00 GMT the following day. The most notable exception to this schedule is Saturday racing, which is completed by close of business on Monday. Very occasionally the volume of racing on Bank Holidays means that work on the minor meetings may not be completed to this schedule.
Please note that the same enquiry can usually be repeated several times within a given period without additional cost. This means, for example, that if the particular horse enquiry you have requested does not yet incorporate the latest start then you can look again later in the day (or the next day) at no extra cost. We regret it is not possible to provide a specific time by which particular work will be completed.
Ratings for the top horses in the other major racing nations covered by Timeform will normally be revised within two or three days of a start. At busy times, however, there may be a longer delay. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Timeform Ratings are maintained for all racing in Britain and Ireland, and for pattern races in Europe and Grade 1 races in North America. Other ratings, such as those for racing in Dubai, are compiled for the interest of subscribers but may not be available to the same schedule.
Ratings in horse and progeny searches
Please note that the Timeform Rating which appears alongside each horse's name in these searches is the rating the horse would have if it was entered to run today. Horses that have not raced for two seasons or more may be rated a 'dash'. Ratings from each horse's entries in the appropriate Racehorses or Chasers & Hurdlers annual series appear below the commentary.
The information which appears on the Timeform database is relevant to the last occasion on which the horse ran in a race featured in a Timeform publication. It follows, particularly in the case of a horse that has been exported from Britain or one that has never raced in this country, that the horse may have run since its Timeform details were last reviewed.
Similarly, where a trainer or owner is shown, these details apply to the last occasion the horse came under the Timeform microscope and they should not be taken to imply that they are still connected with the horse.
Note for bloodstock advertisers
As this web site is constantly being updated it should be used for information purposes only. References to Timeform in bloodstock advertisements should only quote from either the Timeform annuals, Racehorses and Chasers & Hurdlers, Timeform Perspective (or Computer Timeform), or the weekly Timeform Black Book. Specific permission to quote from Timeform publications in bloodstock advertisements is not required providing any quotations or ratings are accurately credited.
Charges for the Jury relate to a specific period of time, agreed and identified within the offer to join. Timeform regrets that misunderstandings concerning the duration of a subscription cannot be rectified once a PIN number has been issued. The same charges will apply, regardless of the number of days on which bets are recommended or of the number of days the member calls. Unless stated in the terms of a specific offer, membership of the service will be considered to have begun at the time of placing your order. No refunds will be available on the unused part of any subscription.
Charges for Jury Daily relate to a specific number of days, which may be taken at any time on days of the memberís choosing (no charge is made for Ďno betí days). Unused days will, however, expire one year after the date of purchase of a subscription.
Making a call to the Timeform Jury or Jury Daily will be use of that service and deemed acceptance of these terms.
Persons ordering from timeform/shop must be 18 years of age. All purchases must be paid for at the time of ordering and items may not be purchased using timeform.com credit balances. Orders will normally be processed during the next working day. (See the contact page for current opening hours.) Please note that, to avoid delays in the despatch of items (many of which contain dated matter), your credit/debit card will be charged at the time of placing the order rather than at the time of despatch.
After successfully placing an order you will receive an email confirming the details and posting date(s). If you do not receive this email please contact email@example.com separately to confirm receipt. Please do not repeat the order, as this may result in multiple charges to your credit/debit card.
If you wish to cancel all or part of an order you must contact firstname.lastname@example.org at least 48 hours before the advised posting date of the item(s) involved.
Items containing dated matter are sent by 1st class post within the UK, but next day delivery is not guaranteed.
A contract is not formed until the first item in your order has been despatched. We verify the amount you have been charged as part of our despatch procedures, and if a product's correct price at the time you placed your order is either lower or higher than that shown at timeform/shop we will contact you and invite you to resubmit your order at the correct price.
COPYRIGHT AND LIABILITY
Copyright in all Timeform Publications is strictly reserved by the Publishers and no material therein may be reproduced stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means electronic mechanical photo-copying
recording or otherwise without written permission of Timeform Limited.
Timeform is supplied to the purchaser for his personal use and on the understanding that its contents are not disclosed. Except where the purchaser is dealing as a consumer (as defined in the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977 Section 12) all conditions warranties or terms relating to fitness for purpose merchantability or condition of the goods and whether implied by Statute Common Law or otherwise are excluded and no responsibility is accepted by the Publishers for any loss whatsoever caused by any acts errors or omissions whether negligent or otherwise of the Publishers their Servants Agents or otherwise.
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How your Personal Information will be used?
Timeform will process your Personal Information to administer your account, maintain our accounts and records, monitor website usage levels and the quality of the service we provide and to inform you, from time to time, about products and services that we consider may interest you.
To whom and where personal information may be disclosed?
Timeform is a company within The Sporting Exchange Limited group of companies (the "Group"). Your Personal Information may be transferred or disclosed to any company within the Group or, subject to appropriate agreement to third parties, for the processing of that Personal Information on our behalf. The Group may, from time to time, retain third parties to process your Personal Information for the purposes listed above and such processing will be governed by a contract in the form required by law.
Where required by law, your Personal Information may also be disclosed to an applicable governmental, regulatory, or enforcement authority.
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Our contact details are located in the Contact us pages of our website.
You may at any time request a copy of your Personal Information held by the Group in accordance with subject access rules in the Data Protection Act 1998.