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Welcome to our digital information network. These are our terms and conditions for use of the network, which you may access in several ways, including but not limited to the World Wide Web via guardian.co.uk or guardiannews.com, digital television, PDA, mobile phone and RSS feeds. In these terms and conditions, when we say the "Guardian Site" we mean the digital information network operated by or on behalf of Guardian News & Media Limited or its parent companies, subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively "Guardian"), regardless of how you access the network. By accessing the Guardian Site, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions whenever you access the Guardian Site on any device. If you have accessed the Guardian Site from the United States, you also agree to be bound by additional terms and conditions of use contained at the end of these terms and conditions of use.
You may access registration areas of the Guardian Site by becoming a registered member and creating an account with us. You agree to be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your passwords or other account identifiers which you choose and all activities that occur under your account.
By registering on the Guardian Site, you agree that:
(i) your account and password are personal to you and may not be used by anyone else to access the Guardian Site;
(ii) you will not do anything which would assist anyone who is not a registered user to gain access to any registration area of the Guardian Site; and
(iii) you will not create additional registration accounts for the purpose of abusing the functionality of the site, or other users; nor will you seek to pass yourself off as another user.
You agree to notify us immediately if you become aware any unauthorised use of your password or account identifiers by others.
2. Termination of registration
If you no longer wish to have a registered account, you many terminate your account by sending an email to email@example.com. If you no longer accept these terms and conditions, or any future modification to these terms and conditions, you must cease using the Guardian Site. Continued use of the Guardian Site indicates your continued acceptance of these terms and conditions.
If, for any reason, we believe that you have not complied with these terms and conditions,
we may, at our sole discretion, cancel your access to the registration areas of
Guardian Site immediately and without prior notice.
We may terminate your registered account, at our sole discretion, by emailing you at the address you have registered stating that the agreement has terminated.
3. Use of material appearing on the Guardian Site
Your use of the Guardian Site is for your own personal and non-commercial use only. You acknowledge that, as between Guardian and you, except for user content and advertisements (as discussed below), Guardian is the sole owner of all content on the Guardian Site, including, without limitation, all applicable copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets, trade names, logos, and other intellectual property rights thereto, as well as text, images, graphics, logos, audio, video and other material appearing on the Guardian Site ("Guardian Content"). The Guardian Site and the Guardian Content are protected by the copyright laws and other intellectual property laws of the United Kingdom and the United States and are protected globally by applicable international copyright treaties.
You may download and print extracts from the Guardian Content for your own personal and non-commercial use only, provided you maintain and abide by any author attribution, copyright or trademark notice or restriction in any material that you download or print. You may not use any Guardian Content for any other purpose without our prior written approval. Except as expressly authorised by the Guardian, you are not allowed to create a database in electronic or paper form comprising all or part of the material appearing on the Guardian Site.
If you wish to use our content other than as permitted by these terms and conditions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you operate a news aggregation service that charges a subscription fee to its users, then you need to approach the NLA directly to discuss your licensing requirements. Please see nla.co.uk.
For all other inquiries about distribution or reproduction of the materials, please contact email@example.com.
4. Disclaimer of liability
To the extent permitted at law, we do not accept any responsibility for any statement in the Guardian Content. Nothing in the Guardian Content is provided for any specific purpose or at the request of any particular person. For the avoidance of confusion, we will not be liable for any loss caused as a result of your doing, or not doing, anything as a result of viewing, reading or listening to the Guardian Content or any part of it. You can access other sites via links from the Guardian Site. These sites are not under our control and we are not responsible in any way for any of their contents.
We give no warranties of any kind concerning the Guardian Site or the Guardian Content. In particular, we do not warrant that the Guardian Site or any of its contents is virus free. You must take your own precautions in this respect as we accept no responsibility for any infection by virus or other contamination or by anything which has destructive properties.
Although we will do our best to provide constant, uninterrupted access to the Guardian Site, we do not guarantee this. We accept no responsibility or liability for any interruption or delay.
If you are accessing the Guardian Site from the United States, the additional disclaimers and limitations of liability in Sections and apply.
5. Third party advertising on the Guardian Site
You will see advertising material submitted by third parties on the Guardian Site. Each individual advertiser is solely responsible for the content of its advertising material. We accept no responsibility for the content of advertising material, including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein.
If you want to advertise on the Guardian Site, please email the user help team at firstname.lastname@example.org, and they will pass your details on to our advertising sales team.
6. User content
Users of our site may be permitted to submit content for publication in various areas of the Guardian Site. Interactions with our site are governed by our Community Standards and Participation Guidelines accessible at guardian.co.uk/community-standards which are incorporated in these terms and conditions. You will be deemed to consent to these guidelines, and these terms and conditions, if you choose to post any content or comments to the Guardian Site.
When you submit content to us, you agree and represent that you have created this content, or you have received permission from, or are authorised by, the owner of any part of the content to submit it to the Guardian Site.
You or the owner of the content still own the copyright in the content sent to us, but by submitting content to us, you are granting us an unconditional, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free, fully transferable, perpetual worldwide licence to use, publish or transmit, or to authorise third-parties to use, publish or transmit your content in any format and on any platform, either now known or hereinafter invented.
You acknowledge and agree that when you post content on the Guardian Site or view content provided by others, you are doing so at your own discretion and risk, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, of this content. You further acknowledge and agree that the views expressed by you and other users in this content do not necessarily reflect the views of Guardian, and we do not support or endorse any user content. You acknowledge that we have no obligation to pre-screen, monitor, review, or edit any content posted by you and other users on the Guardian Site.
We, or authorised third parties, reserve the right to refuse to publish, cut, crop or edit your content at our or their sole discretion. We may remove your content from use at any time.
We accept no liability in respect of any content submitted by users and published by us or by authorised third-parties.
You warrant that the content you submit to us is not obscene, threatening, harassing, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another's privacy, offensive, defamatory of any person or otherwise illegal. You warrant that the content you submit to us does not infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other intellectual or proprietary or privacy right of any party or individual. You agree not to (i) post content which is deliberately intended to upset or harm other users; (ii) use the Guardian Site to post or otherwise transmit content that victimises, harasses, degrades, or intimidates an individual or group of individuals on the basis of any impermissible classification, including, without limitation, religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, age, marital status, military status or disability; (iii) post or otherwise transmit any content that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files, or programs designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of the Guardian Site or any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; (iv) upload or otherwise transmit any content, or take any other actions with respect to your use of the Guardian Site, that would constitute, or would otherwise encourage, criminal conduct or give rise to civil liability; or (v) use the Guardian Site for commercial purposes, including, without limitation, submitting any material to solicit funds or to promote, advertise or solicit the sale of any goods or services.
You understand that the technical processing and transmission of the Guardian Site may involve (i) transmissions over various networks; and (ii) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices. Guardian assumes no responsibility for the deletion or failure to store postings of content or other information submitted by you or other users to the Guardian Site.
Any queries regarding copyright and your content should be directed in the first instance to email@example.com.
Readers of our print products submitting content to Guardian News & Media should read our terms here.
You may download Apps either from Guardian Sites or which are Guardian Content. All of the terms set out in the first and second paragraphs of Section 3, above, apply to your use of the Apps.
In addition to the limitations on our liability set out in Section 4, above, we shall not be liable for any damage caused to or interference with any equipment or other Apps or content of any description.
8. Data protection
9. Changes to these terms and conditions of use
Please note that we may change these terms and conditions from time to time at our sole discretion and we reserve the right to do without your consent. Any revised terms and conditions will be applicable at the time of posting on the Guardian Site. Please ensure that you review these terms and conditions regularly as you will be deemed to have accepted a variation if you continue to use the Guardian Site after it has been posted.
10. Governing law & jurisdiction (except for US users)
This agreement is governed by English law and the parties agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts, provided that use of the Guardian Site in the United States is governed by Section below entitled "Governing law & jurisdiction (for US users)".
12. No waiver
Our failure to insist upon or enforce any provision of these terms of service shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right of Guardian.
13. Additional restrictions on user content
In addition to the terms in Section above, you agree not to use the Guardian Site to upload, post, e-mail, or otherwise transmit any content that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or regulation or under any contractual or fiduciary relationship (such as insider information, intellectual, proprietary or confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements and to intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national, or international law, including, but not limited to, regulations promulgated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, any rules of any national or other securities exchange, including, without limitation, the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange, or the NASDAQ, and any rules, regulations, orders, directives and the like having the force of law).
14. DMCA notice
If you are a US copyright owner or an agent of a US copyright owner and believe that any user content or other content on the Guardian Site infringes upon your copyrights, you may submit a notification pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(3), the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") by providing our designated copyright agent with the following information in writing:
(i) identification of the copyrighted work or works claimed to have been infringed;
(ii) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;
(iii) your contact information including name a address, telephone number, and, if available, an email address;
(iv) a statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorised by the owner of the work, its agent, or the law;
(v) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorised to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; and
(vi) your physical or electronic signature;
Guardian's designated copyright agent to receive notifications of claimed infringement is: firstname.lastname@example.org. Only DMCA notices should go to the designated copyright agent. You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the requirements of this section, your DMCA notice may not be valid.
15. Governing law & jurisdiction (for US users)
If you have accessed the Guardian Site from the US, this agreement is governed by the governed by the laws of the United States of America and the laws of the State of New York. You agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any claim or dispute with Guardian or relating in any way to your use of the Guardian Site resides in the courts of the County of New York, State of New York, and you further agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in the courts of the County of New York, State of New York, in connection with any such dispute and including any claim involving Guardian News & Media LLC or its affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, contractors, officers, directors, telecommunication providers and content providers. You agree that any cause of action or claim that you may have with respect to your use of the Guardian Site must be commenced within one year after the act or omission giving rise to the claim or cause of action arose.
16. Additional disclaimers
Visitors to the Guardian Site agree that their use of the Guardian Site is at their
own sole risk. The Guardian Site is provided "as is" and "as available," without
warranty of any kind, either express or implied including but not limited to: (i)
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timeliness, or usefulness of the content of the Guardian Site; and (ii) any warranties
of title, warranty of non-infringement, or warranties of merchantability or fitness
for a particular purpose. Guardian also makes no representations and warranties
as to any linked sites and Guardian has no liability or responsibility with respect
to your use of such sites. In some instances, content made available on the Guardian
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or liable for the accuracy or reliability of any statement made on the Guardian
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Applicable law may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusion may not apply to you.
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Details of variations
September 8 2005: Section 1 adapted to include reference to mobile phones. Section
7 adapted to include references to blogs and Been There service.
November 1 2005: Addition to section 8 regarding email alerts for Guardian Jobs users.
When you register for Guardian Jobs services you will be asked to provide some further information.
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1 February 2010: A reference to the Guardian headline service was removed from Section 3 and replaced with information about the NLA's ability to issues licences to certain news aggregators.
In Section 6 the licence granted in respect of graphical and photographic works submitted to us was updated to include print use.
18 April 2011: Revised and merged terms for the submission of content by site users. Subsequent paragraphs renumbered.
19 September 2011: Modified to cover guardiannews.com and to introduce specific terms for users accessing the site in the US.
27 February 2012: New section included at 7 to address Apps and consequential section renumbering.
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What information does the site collect?
We collect your name, email address and information on your songs choices as mandatory requirements to create your Six Songs of Me profile. You can choose to also provide your location, occupation, gender and age so you can see how your music choices compare to other people across the world.
How we your use information
We will use the data on the Six Songs of Me site and also on Guardian.co.uk to create your profile, and we may produce anonymised editorial content based on aggregates of song choices, location, age, gender and location.
Your name and your choices will be shown on the Six Songs of Me site, and with anyone you choose to share your profile with, including on social networking sites.
Your email address may be used to send you editorial updates from Guardian Music. You will be able to unsubscribe from these emails using a link at the bottom of each email.
Your email address will only used to provide you with promotional content from the Guardian or selected third parties with your permission.
Collection of children’s information
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