WEBSITE TERMS AND CONDITIONS
(Last updated on June 1, 2013)
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.
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.
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;
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
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.
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
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
9) GOVERNING LAWS AND JURISDICTION
b) No Waiver