1. USE OF WEBSITE
2. REGISTRATION AND COMMUNITY FEATURES
Our site may, from time to time, provide you with certain interactive community features, provided by third party companies (such as Facebook, Disqus or Twitter, etc.), which enable you to upload and share comments. Before you will be able to use these community features and upload your comments, you may need to register with one (or more) of third party companies and each time you use those community features, you will need to be logged into your account with the said third party. We will do our best to make it clear on our site when community features are provided by these third party companies and not by us.
Please be aware that we do not control how the personal data you submit to these third party companies on registration is processed, stored or used.
3. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
4. YOUR CONTENT
“User Content” means material (including without limitation text, images, clips, videos, comments, posts and any underlying material) uploaded, shared or submitted to our site by any user.
Whenever you upload User Content to our site, or to make contact with other users of our site, you must comply with the Rules of Acceptable Use, set out below. You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those rules and standards, and you indemnify us for any breach of that warranty.
With respect to User Content that you upload, share or submit to our site, you grant us the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive and fully sub-licensable right and licence to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display your User Content worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form or media (whether now known or invented in the future, which may include other internet sites, mobile, television and/or radio) and you acknowledge that your User Content may be made available with advertising and/or sponsorship.
You agree to waive any moral or similar rights in any jurisdiction that you may have in and to any of the User Content you upload, share or submit, even if the User Content is modified, altered or changed in a way which is not agreeable to you.
When you upload, share or submit User Content using our site you may be making your User Content available to the general public. This means that both non-registered and registered users may be able to view and access your User Content. Please do not upload your User Content if you do not want it to be available to the general public.
You warrant to us that:
iii. any User Content you upload, share or submit using our site complies with the Rules of Acceptable Use set out below; and
iv. Your User Content (in whole or in part) does not defame third parties or infringe upon the copyright or other intellectual property rights, or rights of privacy of any third parties.
5. RULES OF ACCEPTABLE USE
Comments, message boards, personal profiles and any discussion forums or pages of our site where you are capable of posting material (including User Content) are provided for your private and non-commercial use and for the exchange of lawful, relevant, fair and appropriate information, opinions and comment. Use of our site that is inconsistent with those stated purposes is strictly prohibited.
Your use of these forums and our site generally is subject to the following rules which, by your use of the forums and the website, you are deemed to accept (and which amount to a non-exhaustive list of prohibited acts):
You must not:
i. use obscene or offensive language or post obscene or offensive User Content;
ii. upload, share or submit any User Content which is defamatory, abusive, discriminatory or hateful or which applauds, encourages or entices abuse, discrimination or hate;
iv. upload, share or submit any User Content on our site which has been disclosed to you in confidence or which, by its nature, is confidential;
v. upload, share or submit any User Content on the website (including contact details, last names, telephone numbers, street addresses or other identifying information of private individuals or public figures) which compromises the privacy or security of anyone other than yourself;
vi. upload, share or submit any User Content which may encourage criminal conduct or which may give rise to civil liability, or which is otherwise unlawful;
vii. upload, share or submit User Content belonging to any person (or any material where the rights belong to any person) other than yourself without the prior written consent of the owner of it;
viii. upload, share or submit User Content where the use by us, or any third party licensed or permitted by us, will give rise to any third party claims;
ix. directly or indirectly suggest any endorsement or approval by us of a product, service, content or any belief or opinion expressed within a product or service;
x. place any links on our site where those links take users to unlawful material or material that otherwise contravenes these Rules of Acceptable Use;
xi. place on our site advertisements nor make commercial solicitations nor use our site for any commercial purposes (which would include using our site to promote or encourage the sale of your goods/services);
xii. register or attempt to register as a member of our site unless you are at least 13 years old.
xiii. use our site to solicit information from anyone under the age of 18;
xiv. impersonate another person or create a false or misleading identity for the purpose of misleading others as to your identity, or to collect information about other users;
xv. upload, share or submit User Content containing any spy ware, adware, viruses, corrupt files, worm programmes or other malicious code designed to interrupt, damage or limit the functionality of or disrupt any software, hardware, telecommunications, networks, servers or other equipment, Trojan horse or any other material designed to damage, interfere with, wrongly intercept or expropriate any data or personal information;
xvi. alter, adapt, modify, copy or create a derivative work from the Content; or
xvii. upload, share or submit any User Content that authorises, enables or encourages the dissemination of junk mail or chain letters.
We accept no responsibility for any statements, material (including User Content) or other submissions placed on our online forums by you or any third party, or for any loss or damage resulting from your breach of these Rules of Acceptable Use.
We reserve the right to edit or remove any material and User Content uploaded, shared or submitted using our site, for any reason whatsoever.
6. LINKING TO OUR WEBSITE
We welcome ‘hot links’ and deep-links to our site, by which we mean that you may include a link to any page of our site on other websites, provided that you do not use such link in any way which would imply partnership, affiliation, endorsement or sponsorship of any service or product or which may bring us or the other affiliated groups into disrepute. You may not display the Content or allow it to be displayed surrounded or framed or otherwise surrounded by material not originating from us without our consent. If you would like to license our material, please emaila member of our editorial staff.
7. FEEDS TO OTHER WEBSITES/RSS
If you operate your own website, you can display the latest headlines from other websites on your own site using RSS.
We encourage the use feeds as part of your website, provided that the proper format and attribution is used when any of our content appears. We reserve the right to prevent the distribution of content using RSS. We do not accept any liability arising from your use of the feeds or from any inaccuracy or omission in the content or interruption in availability.
Prizes given during promotional contest and/or giveaways are assumed to have zero (0) monetary value. No refunds or exchanges should be expected. Movie media prizes which carry an MPAA Rating of R or NC-17 may only be won by contestants over the age of eighteen (18). Due to media format complications and logistic difficulties, prizes can not be shipped outside of the United States unless otherwise explicitly stated. If prizes are not delivered within a reasonable time period, winning contestants should contact the Editor-in-Chief to amend the the situation.
We will not view, edit or pre-screen any contribution (including User Content) that is uploaded to our site. Comments, reviews and/or feedback (“Comments”) relating to you, may be published on our site and may be critical or defamatory. We assume no responsibility or liability for any Comments or User Content uploaded or published by users.
We have the right (but not the obligation) at our sole discretion to refuse or remove any Comments, User Content or other material that is uploaded, shared, submitted or posted to the forums or our site without the need to give any reasons for doing so.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, you can report any abuse or complain about any Comments, User Content or other Content on our site by sending an email either our editor-in-chief or one of our managing co-editors outlining the abuse or complaint.
10. NOTICE AND TAKEDOWN
If you are a rights owner (or acting on behalf of a rights owner) and believe that any User Content infringes your copyright, you must provide us with a written notice by email to our editor-in-chief which states:
i. that you are the rights owner or are authorised to act on the rights owner’s behalf;
ii. that you have identified User Content on our site which infringes your copyright (or infringes the copyright of a third party on whose behalf you are entitled to act, if applicable) and you believe in good faith that use of the User Content in the manner complained of is not authorised by you, the rights owner’s agent or by law;
iii. a description of the copyright work that you claim has been infringed which should include, the type of work (such as a photograph or a video clip) and any relevant further details;
iv. a description of the way in which the copyright material has been infringed;
v. information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the User Content in question on our site (including a URL specifying the date our site was accessed and/or a screen shot);
vi. information that will enable us to contact you, such as your name, a postal address, telephone number and, if available, an email address (these contact details may also be provided to the alleged infringer so that they may contact you directly, in order to attempt to resolve the complaint amicably);
This ‘notice and takedown’ procedure is regulated by statute. There may be negative consequences if you falsely allege User Content is infringing copyright or send a copyright infringement notice to us in bad faith. We recommend that you take legal advice before sending a copyright infringement notice, if you are unsure about your rights in the User Content, or whether there has been an infringement of your rights.
11.TERMINATION AND SUSPENSION
You use our site and the services offered by us at you own risk. Our site, the Content, the User Content and other services offered by us are provided “as is” and on an “as available” basis. The content and information displayed on our site is provided without any warranties as to its completeness or accuracy.
We do not guarantee that our site, the Content, the User Content or any services offered by us will always be available or be uninterrupted, timely, secure or free from bugs, viruses, errors and omissions.
16.EXCLUSION OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS
18.LAW AND JURISDICTION