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4. Your use of Politics.ie
Poiltics.ie is made available for your personal, non-commercial use only except where otherwise authorised by us.
It is your responsibility, bearing in mind the global nature of the internet, to comply with all relevant laws which may apply to your use of Politics.ie and material you post, including but not limited to laws relating to acceptable content, online conduct and the export of data.
(i) Your Account
If you choose to register an account then as part of the registration process you will be asked to select a user name and password. You are responsible for all activities occurring under your username and for keeping your password secure. We strongly recommend you do not reuse a password which you also use elsewhere.
You may not select or use a username or provide us with an email address that:
• Contains “Politics.ie” or otherwise misrepresents your relationship with us or any other party;
• Contains any profanity, is vulgar or offensive, or promotes an illegal activity;
• Violates any trademark or other proprietary right; or
• Impersonates someone else.
We reserve the rights to change usernames at our discretion.
We reserve the right to log off or deactivate accounts that are inactive for an extended period of time.
You agree not to use the account or password of another user and not to disclose your password to any third party. You agree to notify us immediately if you suspect any unauthorised use of your account or access to your password.
We will not be liable for any loss that you may incur as a result of someone else using or accessing your password or account, either with or without your knowledge.
You may be held liable for losses incurred by us or any other party as a result of someone else using or accessing your password or account if you have not taken reasonable steps to keep your password or account secure.
We may at our absolute discretion refuse you access to the site, delete posts by you or suspend/terminate your account without prior notice for any reason and you shall not be entitled to any compensation in respect of this.
(ii) Your Posts
Politics.ie is not responsible for and does not endorse the contents of user posts. You are entirely responsible for material which you post.
You agree not to post any material which:
• Violates the criminal law;
• Promotes or encourages illegal activity;
• Is defamatory, invasive of privacy, abusive, harassing, threatening, profane, violent, sexually explicit, or which otherwise violates the rights of others;
• May prejudice ongoing civil or criminal proceedings, violate the sub judice rule or may otherwise amount to a contempt of court;
• Infringes the copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, database right, right of privacy or publicity or other proprietary right of any party;
• Includes any spam, unauthorised advertising or any other form of commercial publicity;
• Is irrelevant, repetitive or imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load the site servers, bandwidth or infrastructure;
• Falsely claims to be sponsored or endorsed by Politics.ie; or
• Contains any virus, Trojan horse, worm or similar harmful material.
You own all the material you post on Politics.ie and we do not claim ownership of that material. However we need your permission to use that material for the purposes of the site itself as well as for related purposes such as promotion and publicity. Consequently, by posting any material on Politics.ie, you grant us a licence to use, modify, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce, and distribute such material. The license you grant to us is non-exclusive, royalty free and fully paid, sub-licensable, perpetual and worldwide. You also waive to the fullest extent permissible by law any moral rights in such material. You are responsible for making sure that you have all rights to what you post, including the rights necessary for you to grant the licence above.
By posting any material on Politics.ie you represent and warrant that: (i) you own the material posted by you or otherwise have the right to grant the licence above, and (ii) the posting of the material does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyright, contract rights or any other rights of any person. You agree to pay for all royalties, fees, or any other monies owing any person by reason of any material posted by you.
In order to protect the continuity of discussions on Politics.ie we do not generally remove or delete posts. Consequently you agree that the material you post will remain visible even if you decide to terminate your account.
Politics.ie is not directed at children younger than 13 and is offered only to users 13 years of age or older. If you are under 13 years old, you may not register with or use the site. Any person who registers with us represents that they are 13 years of age or older.
We recommend that young people aged 13 years of age or older ask their parents or legal guardians for permission before using Politics.ie or sending any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet. We cannot guarantee that all content on the site will be suitable for minors.
5. Intellectual Property
All intellectual property rights in the website design, text, graphics, the selection and arrangement thereof and all software are copyright Pie Media Ltd. unless otherwise indicated. All rights reserved.
You acknowledge that all trademarks, trade names, service marks, rights (registered or unregistered) in any designs, applications for any of the foregoing; trade or business names; innovations, inventions whether or not capable of protection by patent or registration, registered design and topography rights; know-how, including data specifications, drawings and instructions; secret formulae and processes; rights protecting goodwill and reputation; database rights and rights under licences and consents in relation to such things, rights in the nature of unfair competition rights, and rights to sue for passing of and all rights or forms of protection of a similar nature to any of the foregoing or having equivalent effect anywhere in the world; copyright, trademarks and other intellectual property rights in and relating to Politics.ie are solely owned by us.
You may not reproduce, publish, transmit, distribute, display, modify, create derivative works from, sell or participate in any sale of, or exploit in any way, in whole or in part, the material at Politics.ie without our written permission.
6. Site Searching, Indexing and Screenscraping
You agree not to modify, adapt, translate, or reverse engineer any portion of Politics.ie, nor to use any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application, or other device to retrieve, index or screenscrape any portion of the site, except as expressly authorised in writing by us. You agree not to reformat or frame any portion of the site. You agree to respect and follow the restrictions imposed by the Politics.ie robots.txt file.
7. Your Feedback and Suggestions to Us
From time to time users contact us with feedback, suggestions and submissions about Politics.ie and how to improve the site and services we offer. We welcome your input, and the following terms ensure that we can use your contributions to improve the site.
You do not have to submit anything to us about Politics.ie, but if you do you acknowledge and agree that any questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, feedback, or any other submissions to us which may improve our products, services, or offerings shall become our property unless otherwise agreed by us.
By making a submission to us about Politics.ie, you grant a nonexclusive, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual, unlimited, assignable, sublicenseable, fully paid up and royalty free right to us to copy, prepare derivative works from, improve, distribute, publish, remove, retain, add, and use and commercialise, in any way now known or in the future discovered, anything that you submit to us, without any further consent, notice and/or compensation to you or to any third parties.
If you do not want to grant us the rights set out above, please do not make submissions to us about Politics.ie.
8. Disclaimer and Waiver
We do not make any warranty or representation as to the accuracy or completeness of the information contained on this site. Material posted on the site is not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such material by any user, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.
Although we take careful steps to ensure the security of the website we do not make any warranty that the website is free from infection by viruses or anything else that has contaminating properties.
Under no circumstances shall we be held liable for any delay or failure in performance resulting directly or indirectly from acts of nature, forces, or causes beyond our reasonable control, including, without limitation, Internet failures, computer equipment failures, telecommunication equipment failures, other equipment failures, electrical power failures, strikes, labour disputes, riots, insurrections, civil disturbances, shortages of labour or materials, fires, floods, storms, explosions, acts of God, war, governmental actions, orders of domestic or foreign courts or tribunals, non-performance of third parties, or loss of or fluctuations in heat, light, or air conditioning.
You acknowledge that your use of Politics.ie including any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through the site is at your own discretion and risk and you agree to waive to the fullest extent permissible by law any right to bring any claim or action against Pie Media Ltd. or our successors, assigns, directors, officers, employees and agents for any loss, damage or injury arising from such use.
9. Links to Other Websites
Politics.ie contains links to websites operated by third parties over which we have no control. These links are provided for your convenience only and do not amount to an endorsement or recommendation of those sites. We accept no liability in relation to those sites and should you choose to access third party sites you do so at your own risk.
You agree to indemnify, defend (at the request of Pie Media Ltd.) and hold harmless Pie Media Ltd., our investors, successors, subsidiaries, affiliates, co-branders, contractors, employees, contributors, third-party advertisers, technology providers, service providers or other partners, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees and representatives, from and against any claim, demand, loss, damage, cost, or liability including reasonable legal expenses, made or brought by any third party due to or arising out of:
• Your use of Politics.ie or any part thereof;
• The infringement or misappropriation by you, or a third party using your computer, of any account or password to access and/or use Politics.ie; or
• The infringement by you of any intellectual property rights.
11. Information Society Service Provider / Intermediary Service Provider
You agree and acknowledge that Pie Media Ltd. is an information society service provider and intermediary service provider, within the meaning of Directive 2000/31/EC as transposed into Irish law by the European Communities (Directive 2000/31/EC) Regulations 2003 (SI 68 of 2003), and that where it stores information provided by a recipient of the service – such as user comments – it is not liable for such information nor is it under an obligation to monitor such information.
12. Entire Agreement / No Waiver
If any provision of this agreement is found to be unenforceable the remaining provisions will continue to be of full force and effect.
14. Governing Law
This agreement shall be governed by Irish law and you agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Irish courts in all matters regarding this agreement and your use of Politics.ie.
15. Availability of Service
We may at our sole discretion and at any time discontinue temporarily or permanently Politics.ie or any part thereof with or without notice.
Politics.ie may be temporarily unavailable from time to time for maintenance or other reasons. We accept no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in transmission, communication line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of user communications.
Where possible, we will use reasonable efforts to give users fair notice of technical difficulties or termination or suspension of their access to Politics.ie. However you agree that we shall not be liable to you or any third party for any inability to access the site, termination or suspension of access to the site or modification of the service provided.
16. About Pie Media Limited
Pie Media Limited is an Irish company No. 483403 and has its registered offices at 64 Lower Mount Street, Dublin 2.