Terms and Conditions of Use
Effective: July 28, 2020
We, the operators (the “Operators”) of the Counterviews.org website (the “Website”), provide this Website as a public service to our users (“Users”). Please carefully review the following basic rules that govern your use of the Website. Please note that your use of the Website constitutes your unconditional agreement to follow and be bound by these Terms and Conditions of Use (the “Terms”). If you do not agree to them, do not use the Website or provide any materials to the Website. The Operators can change the Terms at any time without notice.
Content rights & responsibilities
You own the rights to the content you create for the Website.
User grants to Operators the non-exclusive rights to print, publish, display, copy, distribute, summarize, transmit, electronically archive, share, use, and reproduce any content of User for the Website in digital and physical form for perpetuity. This includes but is not limited to storing, displaying, reformatting, and distributing content and promoting the Website.
User agrees that the Operators may enable advertising on the Website, including in connection with the display of content or other information.
User vows that the submitted content is owned by User, that User has all rights in the submitted content, and that the submitted content will not infringe upon the personal rights of or give rise to any claim by any third party, including, without limitation, claims in defamation, privacy, copyright, or trademark. Operators will have no obligation to publish any part of the content that in its opinion would infringe upon such rights of any third party.
Operators can reject any submission by User for any reason without notice or consent.
Operators can remove any content from the Website without notice or consent of User.
Operators can edit any content from the Website without notice or consent of User.
The Operators do not want to receive confidential or proprietary information from User. Any content or other information or communication User submits to the Website or emails to the Operators will be considered non-confidential.
User is solely responsible for the content. This means User assumes all risks related to it, including someone else’s reliance on its accuracy, or claims relating to intellectual property or other legal rights.
Permitted and Prohibited Uses
You may use the Website for the sole purpose of sharing and exchanging ideas with other Users. You may not use the Website to violate any applicable local, state, national, or international law.
You may not upload or transmit any material that infringes or misappropriates any person’s copyright, patent, trademark, or trade secret.
You are expressly prohibited from compiling and using other Users’ personal information, including addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses, or other contact information that may appear on the Website, for the purpose of creating or compiling marketing and/or mailing lists and from sending other Users unsolicited marketing materials.
You also are expressly prohibited from distributing Users’ personal information to third-party parties for marketing purposes. The Operators shall deem the compiling of marketing and mailing lists using Users’ personal information, the sending of unsolicited marketing materials to Users, or the distribution of Users’ personal information to third parties for marketing purposes as a material breach of these Terms and Conditions of Use, and the Operators reserve the right to terminate or suspend your use of the Website and to suspend or revoke your content on the Website.
The Operators note that unauthorized use of Users’ personal information in connection with unsolicited marketing correspondence also may constitute violations of various state and federal anti-spam statutes. The Operators reserve the right to report the abuse of Users’ personal information to the appropriate law enforcement and government authorities, and the Operators will fully cooperate with any authorities investigating violations of these laws.
Incorporated rules and policies
Disclaimer of warranty. Counterviews.org provides the Website to you as is. You use them at your own risk and discretion. That means they don’t come with any warranty.
Limitation of Liability. Counterviews.org won’t be liable to you for any damages that arise from your using the Website. This includes if the Website is hacked or unavailable. This includes all types of damages (indirect, incidental, consequential, special or exemplary). And it includes all kinds of legal claims, such as breach of contract, breach of warranty, tort, or any other loss.
Indemnification. You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Counterviews.org, the Operators, agents, vendors or suppliers from and against any and all claims, damages, costs, and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising from or related to your use or misuse of the Website, including, without limitation, your violation of these Terms, the infringement by you, or any other subscriber or user of your account, of any intellectual property right or other rights of any person or entity.
Termination. These Terms are effective until terminated by either party. If you no longer agree to be bound by these Terms, you must cease use of the Website. If you are dissatisfied with the Website, its content, or any of these terms, conditions, and policies, your sole legal remedy is to discontinue using the Website. The Operators reserve the right to terminate or suspend your use of the Website, or parts of the Website, without notice, if we believe, in our sole discretion, that such use: (i) is in violation of any applicable law; (ii) is harmful to our interests or the interests, including intellectual property or other rights, of another person or entity; or (iii) where the Operators have reason to believe that you are in violation of these Terms and Conditions of Use.
If you submit content for consideration in our publication, including personally identifiable information such as name, email address, or other biographical information, then we store the information you give us in your submission. We use this information in connection with processing and managing your submission and including content on the Website.
We may also save cookies in your browser and use analytics platforms to help us understand how the website is being used and how we might improve our services. Additionally, we may collect and store the following data for activity tracking: IP address, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, and country code.