The official name of the organization is the Ian King Football Webpages, It was founded in January 2003.
The goal of the Football Webpages is to build an archive (hereafter referred to as Soccerking Archive) of association football ("soccer") statistics, as extensive as possible, and to make this available on the so-called "World Wide Web" (WWW). Access to all data collected in the archive shall be free for anyone with access to the WWW. It is not the goal of the Soccerking Archive to make a profit out of its activities. The data made available on the WWW in the Soccerking Archive are subject to copyright.
In principle, membership is open to all natural persons. The decision whether a person can become a member is to be taken unanimously by the Board of the Soccerking. Condition for membership is the ability and willingness to provide data for the Soccerking Archive which are not yet covered in a sufficient measure, subject to judgement by the Board. Applications for membership should be directed to the responsible Board member.
Members of Soccerking are entitled to subscription to the Soccerking mailing list, to be listed as member at the relevant page of the Soccerking Archive, and to participation in so-called Working Groups dealing with matters concerning the Archive. They also may instigate discussions on any matter related to the Archive and the organization on the mailing list, and to vote on matters on which the Board instigates a vote.
All members should contribute to the archive according to their possibilities and the promises they made at the time of their admission. They also have to take all possible measures to ensure that the data they contribute are correct and complete. Further information on content and structure of the data will be specified in the Soccerking Policies.
Membership is ended on
Membership can also be revoked by a unanimous decision by the Board in case
The Board of the Soccerking should consists of at least 3 and at most 5 persons, all members of the Soccerking. It is the sole organ of the Soccerking to have the ability to take decisions, but it may leave decisions to the members (by a vote). Such a vote among members is won by simple majority, unless it is on a question changing this Charter, in which case 2/3 majority is necessary. A vote only is valid if at least 1/2 of the Members has participated.
Any decision of the Board has to be taken unanimously.
The Board has the following tasks, which have to be distributed among its members, such that for every task there is a unique contact person among the Board:
Every Board member should be responsible for at least one and at most two of these tasks. The corresponding nomenclature for the Board members is subject to its own decision.
The original Board consisted of its one founder members, in alphabetical order: Ian King. Any Board member has the right to withdrew his or her membership, upon which occasion the Board has the right to propose a successor among the current members of the Soccerking. Board membership is also lost automatically in case Soccerking membership is ended.
In principle, the Board constitutes itself, subject to its mandate as specified in this Charter under section 7. Any member wishing to become a member of the Board and take over one of the tasks a)-e) as listed in section 7 can apply to the Board expressing his wish. If his or her offer is declined, the Member can instigate a vote among all Soccerking Members, in which he has to obtain the votes of at least 50% of all then Members (as listed publicly on the Introduction Page of the Soccerking in the Archive) in order to obtain Board membership at the cost of the Board member responsible for the task(s) to be taken over.
Changes to this Charter can be proposed at any time by any Member. The Board is then called upon to decide upon the change within two months. After a positive verdict by the Board, a vote is to be held among all Members, in which the change has to obtain a 2/3 majority.
If for whatever reason the Board and the Members of the Soccerking decide that continuation of the Soccerking along the lines set out in this Charter is no longer possible, they will undertake all reasonable action to ensure the availability of the Soccerking Archive as is.
Prepared and maintained by Ian King for the Ian King Football Webpages
Author: Ian King (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Last updated: 29 Apr 2020
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