Website Terms and Conditions

WEBSITE TERMS AND CONDITIONS

(Last updated on June 1, 2013)

These Terms and Conditions (“Terms of Use”) shall apply to Iranbriefing.net, as well as any other affiliated sites, digital services, or applications on which a link to these Terms of Use appears. As used herein, “we,” “us” and “our” refers to IranBriefing (the “Iranbriefing.net “).

1) GENERAL

a) These Terms of Use shall apply to all visitors including but not limited to persons and representatives of legal entities, whether such representatives are persons or digital engines of a kind that crawls, indexes, scrapes, copies, stores or transmits digital content.

b) These Terms of Use and any other terms that appear on the webpage from which you were directed to these Terms of Use govern your use of this Iranbriefing.net Service. In case of any conflict between these Terms of Use and any such other terms, these Terms of Use will prevail, unless otherwise specifically mentioned.

c) We shall reserve the right to modify our Terms of Use at any time and from time to time and the date of the most recent revisions will appear on the top of this page; and so visitors are strongly encouraged to check this page periodically to keep abreast of the updates.

d) By visiting this page, you agree that your use of the Iranbriefing.net Services is subject to the Terms of Use then in effect. Continued access to the Iranbriefing.net Services by you following any modification in the Terms of Use will constitute your acceptance of the Terms of Use as modified. If you do not agree to be bound by all of the terms set forth below, you must leave this website immediately and not use or continue to use any Iranbriefing.net Services.

2) DISCLAIMERS AND WARRANTIES

a) Services Provided “As-is, as-available”. The contents and materials comprising the Iranbriefing.net Services are provided by the Iranbriefing.net as a service to you for your noncommercial, personal use on an “as-is, as-available” basis and any commercial use in any form, way or fashion is prohibited without prior permission from us. The materials may be used by you for informational purposes only. You acknowledge that you are using the Iranbriefing.net Services at your own risk. Iranbriefing.net may add features to or remove features from the Iranbriefing.net Services at any time and from time to time in its sole discretion.

b) No Representations and Warranties. The Iranbriefing.net makes no, and expressly disclaims any, representations or warranties, express or implied, regarding the Iranbriefing.net Services, including, without limitation, any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. The Iranbriefing.net makes no, and expressly disclaims any, warranties, express or implied, regarding the correctness, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, and reliability of the text, images, graphics, links to other sites and any other items on the Iranbriefing.net Services or accessed via the Iranbriefing.net Services, or that the Iranbriefing.net Services will be uninterrupted, error-free or free of viruses or other harmful components. Under no circumstances shall the Iranbriefing.net, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, or any of their respective partners, officers, directors, employees, agents or representatives be liable for any damages whatsoever, whether direct, indirect, special or consequential damages for lost revenues, lost profits, or otherwise, arising from or in connection with the Iranbriefing.net Services, the materials contained herein, or the Internet generally. These disclaimers of warranties and limitations of liability shall apply to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law.

c) No Responsibility towards Omissions and Errors and Third-party Content. The Iranbriefing.net assumes no responsibility for any errors or omissions in the materials comprising the Iranbriefing.net Services. The Iranbriefing.net makes no commitment to update the information on the Iranbriefing.net Services. No advice or information given by the Iranbriefing.net or any other party on the Iranbriefing.net Services shall create any warranty or liability. Further, the Iranbriefing.net is not responsible for any content transmitted or posted to the Iranbriefing.net Services by a third party. Any such third party content does not necessarily represent the opinions, beliefs, or positions of the Iranbriefing.net. (See below regarding “User Content” or “Content Uploaded by Users”)

d) Maintenance. The Iranbriefing.net may periodically schedule planned system downtime for maintenance and other purposes, which may or may not be notified to users in advance. Unplanned outages also may occur due to technical and non-technical reasons known or unknown. The Iranbriefing.net shall have no liability for the resulting unavailability of the Iranbriefing.net Services or for any loss of data or transactions caused by planned or unplanned system outages, or any outages of webhost providers.

e) Third-party Content and Advertisements. The Iranbriefing.net is not responsible for, and does not control, any third party content or advertisements which are posted on the Iranbriefing.net Services, nor does it take any responsibility for the goods or services provided by its advertisers. Some of these third party sites may be co-branded with an Iranbriefing.net logo, even though they are not operated or maintained by the Iranbriefing.net (for example, special sections appearing online are hosted and maintained by third parties). When visiting other web sites or sections of the Iranbriefing.net Services that are operated or maintained by a third party, you should refer to each such web site’s individual “Terms of Use”.

3) TRADEMARK AND COPYRIGHT

a) Trademark. The Iranbriefing, iranbriefing.net and all other trademarks, trade names, logos and other intellectual property owned by the Iranbriefing.net are the property of the Iranbriefing.net and cannot be used without the Iranbriefing.net’s express prior written permission.

b) Content Copyright. All materials contained in the Iranbriefing.net Services, including software, text, videos, photographs, images, sound files and other materials (collectively, “Content”), are protected by copyright laws, and may not be reproduced, republished, distributed, transmitted, sold, displayed, broadcast or otherwise exploited in any manner without the express prior written permission of either the Iranbriefing.net or, in the case of content licensed by the Iranbriefing.net from third parties, the entity that is credited as the copyright holder of such licensed content. Unauthorized use of Content may violate copyright, trademark and other laws. You have no rights in or to the Content and you may not use the Content except as permitted under these Terms of Use. You may download freely-accessible Content (one copy per page) from the Iranbriefing.net Services for your personal and non-commercial use only, without altering or removing any trademark, copyright or other notice from Content. Any third party materials transmitted or posted to the Iranbriefing.net Services become the copyrighted property of the Iranbriefing.net, and may be used, reproduced, published, distributed, transmitted, sold, displayed, broadcast or otherwise exploited by the Iranbriefing.net. If you violate these Terms of Use, your permission to access the Iranbriefing.net Services terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of the Content.

c) Copyright Infringement. We, at Iranbriefing.net, respect the intellectual property of others and fully comply with copyright laws. Iranbriefing.net does not permit infringement of intellectual property rights on the Iranbriefing.net Services. If you believe that any Content on the Iranbriefing.net Services infringes your copyright or other intellectual-property rights, you may notify the Iranbriefing.net by providing the information required by the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act section of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. 512 (c)(3) and by following the procedures mentioned in our Copyright Infringement Policy document.

4) UNACCEPTABLE USE OF IRANBRIEFING.NET SERVICES

a) User Restrictions
You agree not to:
i) systematically retrieve data or other Content from the Iranbriefing.net Services to create or compile, directly or indirectly, a collection, compilation, database, directory or the like, whether by manual methods, through the use of “bots” or otherwise;

ii) use any trademarks, trade names or other intellectual property of the Iranbriefing.net or any other party from the Iranbriefing.net Services as meta-tags on other websites, to disparage any party or in any manner that may damage any goodwill in the intellectual property;
iii) collect usernames and/or email addresses of other users by electronic or other means for the purpose of sending unsolicited email or other communications; or

iv) delete or revise any material posted by another user.

b) Prohibited Usage of Iranbriefing’s services. The following activities on the Iranbriefing.net Services are expressly prohibited:
i) any use of the Iranbriefing.net Services, which in Iranbriefing.net’s sole judgment, degrades the reliability, speed, or operation of the Iranbriefing.net Services or any portion of the Iranbriefing.net Services or any underlying hardware or software thereof,

ii) any attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Iranbriefing.net’s computer systems or networks;

iii) and any use of the Iranbriefing.net Services which is unlawful or in violation of these Terms of Use.

5) CONTENTS UPLOADED BY USERS
a) User Contents. The Iranbriefing.net may provide users an opportunity to transmit or post text, videos, photographs, images, sound files and/or other content to the Iranbriefing.net Services (collectively, “Content Uploaded by Users”) and may provide for the hosting, sharing and/or publishing of such Content Uploaded by Users. The Iranbriefing.net does not necessarily endorse, support, sanction, encourage, or agree with User Content and expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with any Content Uploaded by Users.

b) User obligations and Code of Conduct. You shall not transmit or post any Content Uploaded by Users that:
i) is unlawful, threatening, harassing, abusive, false, inaccurate, deceptive, misleading, offensive, distasteful, inappropriate, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent, invasive of another’s privacy or harmful to minors in any way;
ii) constitutes or encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any local, state, national, or international law;
iii) is copyrighted, protected by trade secret, patent, trademark or otherwise subject to third party proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from their rightful owner to submit or post the material and to grant Iranbriefing.net all of the license rights granted herein;
iv) refers derisively to the goods or services of others;
v) includes any disruptive elements that may damage or interfere with the Iranbriefing.net Services such as computer viruses, spyware, spiders, crawlers, data mining tools, bots, worms, bombs, or trojan horses;
vi) includes advertisements or solicitations of business;
vii) impersonates another person;
viii) includes any person’s full name or personal or identifying information without that person’s authorization; or
ix) violates the law or otherwise violates these Terms of Use.

c) User Content Representation. In connection with any User Content or Content Uploaded by Users, you submit, you affirm, represent, and/or warrant that: (i) you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to use and authorize the Iranbriefing.net to use all patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights in and to any and all User Content to enable inclusion and use of the User Content in the manner contemplated by the Iranbriefing.net Services and these Terms of Use; (ii) you have the written consent, release, and/or permission of each and every identifiable individual person in the User Content to use the name or likeness of each and every such identifiable individual person to enable inclusion and use of the User Content in the manner contemplated by the Iranbriefing.net Services and these Terms of Use; and (iii) it complies with these Terms of Use.

d) User Content Responsibility. You understand that all User Content is the sole responsibility of the person who transmits or posts that User Content. This means that you, and not the Iranbriefing.net, are entirely and solely responsible for all User Content that you transmit or post and for the consequences of the Iranbriefing.net publishing such User Content. The Iranbriefing.net does not and cannot review the User Content transmitted or posted by users and is not responsible for such content. However, the Iranbriefing.net shall have the right, but not the obligation, to refuse, delete, move, remove, or edit any User Content that violates these Terms of Use or is otherwise objectionable, as determined by the Iranbriefing.net in its sole discretion and without notice. Any specific complaints regarding User Content must be directed to [email protected] and any promise by the Iranbriefing.net to investigate, delete, remove, or otherwise edit any User Content shall be non-binding unless expressly provided in writing by a Senior Officer of Iranbriefing.net.

e) Indemnification. You agree to indemnify the Iranbriefing.net and its parents, subsidiaries, and affiliates, and each of their respective partners, officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives, against, and to hold each of them harmless from, any and all claims and liabilities (including attorney’s fees) that may arise from your use of the Iranbriefing.net Services, your transmission or posting of User Content, your unauthorized use of material obtained from the Iranbriefing.net Services, your breach of these Terms of Use, your violation of any law, regulation or any right of any other person or entity, and any unauthorized use of your account or password. The Iranbriefing.net reserves the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter which is subject to indemnification under this section. In such case, you agree to cooperate with any reasonable requests assisting our defense of such matter.

f) User Content License. By transmitting or posting User Content, you grant the Iranbriefing.net the perpetual, non-terminable, worldwide, nonexclusive, royalty-free, sublicenseable and transferable right and license to use, reproduce, edit, remove, modify, publish, transmit, display, distribute, have distributed, promote, perform, and prepare derivative works of, all or any potion of such User Content in any form, in any medium now existing or hereinafter invented for any purpose, including commercial uses, including without limitation, in connection with the Iranbriefing.net Services, in connection with the print or online edition of the Iranbriefing.net or Iranbriefing.net, in connection with the Iranbriefing.net’s (and our successors’) business, in connection with promoting and redistributing part or all of the Iranbriefing.net Services (and derivative works thereof) without additional notice, approval, consent, compensation or attribution. You waive any moral rights you may have in the User Content. You also grant each user of the Iranbriefing.net Services a non-exclusive license to access your User Content through the Iranbriefing.net Services, and to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display and perform such User Content as permitted through the functionality of the Iranbriefing.net Services and under these Terms of Use.

6) USER REGISTRATION AND SECURITY
a) Confidentiality of Usernames and Passwords. To use certain optional features and functions of the Iranbriefing.net Services, users may be given the opportunity to create user accounts with passwords. You agree to maintain the confidentiality of your user account information and password(s) and you agree not to use your user account(s) or password(s) for any unauthorized purpose.

b) Eligibility. By creating any user account, you represent, warrant and certify that you are at least thirteen (13) years of age.

c) Account Responsibility. You are responsible for actions undertaken by those using your user account(s) and password(s). The Iranbriefing.net, in its sole discretion, may suspend or terminate your user account(s) for any reason without notice, including but not limited to if you or anyone using your user account(s) or password(s) violates or attempts to violate these Terms of Use.

d) Account Suspension and Termination. The Iranbriefing.net may, in appropriate circumstances, terminate your user account(s), if you are determined to be a repeat infringer. You may be determined to be a repeat infringer if the Iranbriefing.net determines that you have posted or transmitted infringing User Content more than once.

7) DONATIONS, PAYMENTS, PURCHASES
a) Donations. You may send your donations to us through the payment option available to you on the website and while doing so, you may be redirected to a third party site, such as Paypal, which may collect and process your payment. We do not have any control over data collection or other policies of such third party sites and so you are advised to refer to the Terms and Use, Privacy Policy available on respective third party sites.

b) Authorization to Bill Users for their Purchases. You may be able to use the Iranbriefing.net Services to purchase optional goods or services by providing a valid credit card or other payment method (your “Payment Method”). By making such a purchase, you authorize the Iranbriefing.net to bill your Payment Method.

c) Currency. Unless expressly stated otherwise at the time of purchase, all purchases are final and nonrefundable. All currency references are in U.S. dollars.

d) Third-party Payment Gateway. In order to process your Payment Method, the Iranbriefing.net may provide information regarding your Payment Method and user account to a third-party processing system (the “Payment Gateway”). The Iranbriefing.net makes no representations about any Payment Processor’s privacy practices.

e) Shipping and Delivery. If a purchased good or service is subject to shipping, shipping methods and delivery times cannot be guaranteed. You agree that the Iranbriefing.net is not responsible for any production or shipment delays beyond its control, including fire, accident, acts of God, strike, carrier delays, power, or system failure

8) PRIVACY POLICY

The Iranbriefing.net has established its own privacy policy which can be accessed from here (link to privacy policy), as modified from time to time, which explains how information is collected on the Iranbriefing.net Services and used. The Privacy Policy is part of these Terms of Use and is incorporated herein by reference.

9) GOVERNING LAWS AND JURISDICTION

a) Jurisdiction. You agree that any claim, action or proceeding arising out of these Terms of Use, or your use of the Iranbriefing.net Services, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the substantive laws of the State of  Washington and must brought solely in a state or federal court in King County, and any appellate court from any thereof. You unconditionally submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction of such courts for any such action and waive, to the fullest extent you may legally and effectively do so, any objection or defense you may now or hereafter have (including without limitation the defense of an inconvenient forum) to the laying of venue in any such court of any such suit, action or proceeding.

b) No Waiver
The failure of the Iranbriefing.net to exercise or enforce any portion of these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver or modification of any such right or position.

c) General
i) The section titles used in the Terms of Use are for convenience of reference only, are not intended to be considered a part hereof, and shall not modify or restrict any of the terms or provisions hereof or be taken into consideration in interpreting or construing the Terms of Use.

ii) If any portion of these Terms of Use is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be unlawful, void, invalid or otherwise unenforceable, then the court shall endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intention as reflected in that portion and the portion shall be deemed severable from these Terms of Use and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining portion, which will remain in full force and effect. These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between you and the Iranbriefing.net with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes any other agreements, written or oral.

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