Published: 08/01/2010 10:35 - Updated: 18/11/2013 10:44

Terms & Conditions

 Ashbourne News Telegraph Site Terms and Conditions

Thank you for visiting this website (the "Site"). By using this Site, you accept these Terms and agree to abide by them. If you do not accept these Terms, do not use this Site. We may change these Terms from time to time, so you should review them each time that you visit the Site. You should print a copy of these Terms for future reference.

1.About us

1.1 This Site is operated by Ashbourne News Telegraph, a division of Local World Ltd, registered in England, number 08290481, with a registered office at PO BOX 10177, 50 St George Street, Leicester, LE1 8ED ("we", "us", "our"). Our VAT number is 243-5711-74. 

2. Using our Site

2.1 You may view (and, where applicable, listen to) the content available on the Site for personal non-commercial use. You may occasionally print individual webpages on the Site for your private non-commercial use, provided that such printing is not substantial or systematic and our trade marks and copyright and trade mark notices are not removed.

2.2 Unless otherwise stated in these Terms, you must not (whether directly or indirectly) copy, download, store, make available, distribute, sell or offer to sell all or any part of the content or Site, or download or otherwise copy (whether directly or indirectly) any content, files or data from the Site to make or populate a database or publication of any kind whatsoever.

2.3 You must not use all or any part of our Site or the contents on it for commercial purposes without our permission

3. Registration/Communication Forms

3.1 You must choose an email address which gives you frequent access to emails sent to that address, as we need to be able to contact you in reply to queries, requests and other communication entered into by yourself.

3.2 You must not:

(i) impersonate or try to impersonate another person;

(ii) allow anyone else to communicate with us on your behalf unless disclosed to us at the initial point of contact;

3.3 You are responsible for everything done in your name on this Site. If you think that someone else may have access to, or be using, your name, email address, or any other personal information, you must tell us as soon as possible by using the Report an Issue tool found on the home page of the Site.

4. Your Content – what we are allowed to do

4.1 We may publish, check, edit or remove all or part of the comments or other material, including your name, town and country, which you submit to us ('Your Content'), at our sole discretion. We are not obliged to do any of these things and we may not.

4.2 You retain any copyright you may have in Your Content. By submitting material to us, you grant us a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive worldwide licence to use, copy, edit, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, make available, communicate and distribute Your Content (in whole or part) and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed. By submitting Your Content, you warrant that you have the right to grant this licence. We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any material posted or uploaded by you constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.

4.3 To the extent permitted by law, you waive your moral rights (e.g. the right to be identified as author or to object to derogatory treatment) in Your Content. This clause means, for example (without limitation), that we can:

• Continue to publish all or part of Your Content, including your name, town and country, even if you change your mind and want us to remove it and/or you are no longer registered with the Site;

• Remove Your Content, even if you have not breached these Terms or our House Rules;

• Use all or part of Your Content in promoting our products and services (e.g. we may use a screenshot including your comments in our advertising);

• Edit your Content, which may result in a part of it being modified and displayed, including without your name. Please note that we do not check, monitor, moderate or even see all the comments and other material submitted to us.

 

5. Your Content - what you are not allowed to do

5.1 You must not submit any material to our Site that:

(a) is:

(i) defamatory, malicious, threatening, false, misleading, offensive, abusive, discriminatory, harassing, blasphemous or racist,

(ii) indecent, obscene or of a sexual nature,

(iii) a breach of confidentiality or someone's privacy;

(b) could prejudice any active legal proceedings of which you are aware;

(c) is likely to:

(i) cause someone alarm, anxiety or distress;

(ii) encourage violence or racial or religious hatred;

(d) infringes any intellectual property rights, such as copyright and trade marks. This means generally that you must own the rights in everything you submit or must obtain permission from the rights owner to submit the material;

(e) is technically harmful (including, without limitation, computer viruses, logic bombs, Trojan horses, worms, harmful components, corrupted data or other malicious software, harmful data or conduct);

(f) advertises any product or services without our prior permission;

(a) impersonates anyone else or otherwise misrepresents your identity, affiliation or status;

(b) is in breach of these Terms, our Privacy Policy and/or House Rules;

(c) is, encourages or teaches conduct that is a criminal offence, gives rise to civil liability, or is otherwise unlawful;

5.2 You must not try to get round any protections we put in place for the security and operation of the Site.

5.3 You must not re-submit content which you are aware has been removed.

6. Third party content and links available on this Site

6.1 We are not liable or responsible for the third party content on this Site. Third party content includes, for example, comments posted by users and the content of advertisements.

6.2 Where this Site contains links to other sites and resources, which are provided by third parties, these links and resources are provided for your information only and you access them at your own risk. We are not liable or responsible for the content of third party sites or resources.

If you see something which you reasonably believe breaches these Terms or our House Rules, please use the Report an Issue facility found on the home page of this Site.

7. Our liability

7.1 The information contained on this Site is for information purposes only and does not constitute advice. You should check any information on the Site and use your own judgment before doing or not doing anything on the basis of what you see. We give no warranties of any kind in relation to the Site or its contents.

7.2 Except for liability for fraudulent misrepresentation, we are not liable for:

(a) any action you may take as a result of relying on any information provided on this Site or for any loss or damage suffered by you as a result of you taking this action;

(b) any dealings you have with third parties (e.g. other users, advertisers or promoters) that take place using or facilitated by the Site;

(c) any liability for losses which are not a foreseeable or likely consequence of (i) your use of the Site, or (ii) a breach of these Terms.

7.3 We are not responsible if you cannot access the Site properly or at all because of any event outside our control, for example (without limitation) the performance of your or our ISP, your browser or the Internet.

7.4 The Site relies in part on software to work. Software has bugs. Whilst we will monitor the Site and try to fix bugs, we cannot guarantee that the Site or any individual feature of the Site will be error free, available all the time and/or free from viruses.

7.5 However, nothing in these Terms will affect any liability we may have for death or personal injury arising from our negligence or any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited by law.

8. Maintenance of the Site

8.1 Making your use of the Site enjoyable means we need to fix bugs, install updates and do general diagnosis and maintenance of the Site. We will try to do scheduled maintenance during times when we anticipate that online use is lower than normal.

8.2 We also need to be able to do emergency maintenance and/or suspend access to the servers where, in our reasonable discretion, we see the need to do that. We will try to have the Site available again as soon as we think it is safe to do so.

9. Your personal information

9.1 We will use your personal information in accordance with our privacy policy, which forms part of these Terms. Please read our Privacy Policy now.

10. Validity of these terms

10.1 If any part or provision of these Terms is found to be unlawful or unenforceable, this shall not affect the validity of any other part or provision.

11. Jurisdiction and applicable law

11.1 These Terms are governed by English law. The English courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute relating to these Terms.

 

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