FAQ for Athletes | Sponsoo

FAQ for Athletes

You're only allowed to use images where you are the full owner of the usage rights. This is usually the case if:

  • you took the photo and didn't act on behalf of a third party
  • you bought the photo in an image database and the licence includes digital use
  • the photo was published under a CC licence (e.g. on Flickr or WikiCommons) and you met the requirements on attribution (i.e. named the photographer in your profile text and linked to the licence)
  • the photographer explicitly allowed you to use the photo.

All other photos are most likely protected and cannot be used. It's your obligation to ensure that all the photos that you upload meet all legal requirements. We're trying to support you with that as best as possible. Please call or email us if you have any questions, or if you think you've found photos that violated someone's rights.

Google saves copies of all public images in the internet (not just on Sponsoo) in its search cache. The cache is updated regularly. If you delete your Sponsoo profile, all images are removed from our servers as well. However, they are still available in the Google cache - and thus also in the Google search - until Google updates its cache. We cannot influence the interval of the cache updates.

To find out if your image really was deleted from our server, just click on the image in the Google search results. You should find an error message on our website then. If not, and the image is displayed on our website instead, please contact us and tell us the link to the image. We'll then remove the image manually and try to figure out what went wrong in the first place.

As far as we know, in terms of regulations, International college-athletes are NOT allowed to get NIL sponsorship deals in the US under an F1 visa, whether the sponsor is from the US or not. Doing it could jeopardize or even cancel their visa. If for example, an athlete signs a deal with an EU brand, and they do an Instagram story activation for them in their Universities in the US, it will be counted as "working in the US" and that is not allowed under an F1 visa.

However, there should be no problem for them to sign a sponsorship deal with European brands if they are outside the US (When they are back home to the EU for a visit for example), or if the deal and the activation happen in a European overseas territory such as Guadeloupe or Saint-Martin the Caribbean region.

Also, there is no problem in getting a NIL deal done in the US, with US-based brands if the college-athlete is considered as a professional athlete in the US and is under a P1 visa.

Sponsoo is for

  • individual athletes
  • sports teams
  • sports clubs
  • sports associations
  • sports event

for any league or sports looking for a Sponsor.

Sponsoo makes the sponsorship search easier. Sports people benefit from having a professional online presence and from increased visibility. This improves your chances to get a successful sponsorship deal. 

Financial sponsorships, service sponsorships or good sponsorships ("barter deals").

The registration is free. Only if we broker a sponsorship for you we charge a 20% success fee.

Yes, until a total sum of EUR 35,000, sponsorship revenues are tax-advantaged. In individual cases, even amounts that go beyond the allowance may not be subject to corporate or trade tax.

(Legal topics are researched with the greatest possible care. However, please note that we can't guarantee for the correctness of our answers).

Sponsorship on Sponsoo works in three easy steps.

  1. You create a free Sponsoo account.
  2. You create sponsorship packages that you offer to a sponsor (for example shirt sponsorship or banner advertising).
  3. A sponsor buys one of your sponsorship packages. Deal.

Together with you, we help with the execution of the sponsorship - quick and easy.

You can decide yourself who can see your sponsorship profile. You can choose between different privacy settings.

Yes. You can state in your Sponsoo profile which kind of organisations you don't want to have as sponsors (for example the tobacco or erotic industry).

No, in this case you don't incur any costs. We want to help sports people. Therefore we only charge a sales commission (20% of the net sponsorship sum) if we successfully broker a sponsorship deal for you. If you don't find a sponsor on Sponsoo, you will not have to pay anything.

We are only going to charge you a sales commission of 20% of the total sponsorship volume (plus VAT) if you successfully close a sponsorship deal on Sponsoo. For example, if you find a sponsor for 1,000 Euro (net), you will receive 800 Euro and Sponsoo will get 200 Euro. Sponsoo uses the 200 Euro to pay for the sales team that has acquired your sponsor.

You only need to pay anything if you found the sponsor on Sponsoo. Sponsoo is free of charge as long as you don't find a sponsor. You can also still search for sponsors off-platform because Sponsoo doesn't demand exclusivity.

Sponsoo improves your chances to successfully close a sponsorship deal. How much the probability improves in individual cases depends on the quality of the sponsorship packages that you offer a sponsor.

Yes. If you create high-quality sponsorship offers, your chances of finding a sponsor improve significantly. A good profile contains as much relevant information about you, your team, or your club as possible. Transparency creates trust.

After you found a sponsor, Sponsoo supports you with the execution of the sponsorship, for example by providing a free sponsorship framework contract.

We apologize for any inconvenience. If you send a description of the problem - with a screenshot - to support@sponsoo.de, we'll take care of you problem as fast as possible.

We want to make professional sport sponsorship accessible for everybody.

You can learn more about our team at www.sponsoo.de/about.

Just email us at support@sponsoo.de or call us at +49 178 714 5167.

You can delete your profile by scrolling to the bottom of the "Edit profile" section within your profile settings, selecting "Delete Profile" and confirming. Please be aware that your user account remains active after this; only your profile will be deleted.

You can delete your user account by opening your user settings (e.g. by accessing it from the navigation in your dashboard, or by clicking on your name / username in the top navigation), then selecting "Authentication", and clicking "Delete Account". If you are the only admin of one or several sponsorship profiles, these profiles will be deleted as well. If the profiles also have other admins, they remain active and only your user account will be deleted.

Please consider that we need to keep storing data for which there's a legal duty to preserve them, until the legal preservation period has ended (e.g. invoices or contracts).