IQ4News Terms & Conditions
By reading, responding, contributing, relating on and using ALL services provided by IQ4News.com (the “Website” or the “Site”) you will be agreeing to abide by all of the terms and conditions of these Terms and Conditions between you and IQ4News on the Web (“IQ4News.com”).
IQ4News.com may change, add or remove any part of these Terms and Conditions at any time without notice, and will become effective immediately upon posting. It is the visitor/user/contributor’s (“you” or “your”) responsibility to review these Terms and Conditions prior to each use of the Site and by continuing to use this Site, you agree to any changes.
IQ4News.com may change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the Service at any time, including the availability of any Service feature, database, or content. IQ4News.com may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to parts or all of the Service without notice or liability.
IQ4News encourages you to comment on its content where the facility is available, but does not condone personal attacks on contributors. You may not use the Website to send or post messages or material that are unlawful, harassing, libellous, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene, profane, sexually-oriented, threatening, racially offensive, inaccurate, or otherwise objectionable or that encourages conduct that could constitute a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national or international law or regulation.
The contents of the IQ4News.com sites are intended for your personal, non-commercial use only. All materials published on IQ4News.com (including, but not limited to news articles, photographs, images, illustrations, audio clips and video clips, the "Content") are protected by copyright, and owned or controlled by IQ4News, or the party credited as the provider of the Content. You shall abide by all additional copyright notices, information, or restrictions contained in any Content accessed through the Service.
In the event that IQ4News determines that you have breached any portion of these Terms and Conditions, or have otherwise demonstrated conduct inappropriate for the IQ4News community, IQ4News reserves the right to: (i) delete any or all content provided by you or your agent to IQ4News; (ii) take any other action which IQ4News deems necessary and appropriate.
The Content of the Service is owned or licensed to IQ4News.com. Certain Content is furnished by RSS feeds of other news and information sources, which will not be liable for any delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions in any such Content, or in the transmission or delivery of all or any part thereof, or for any damages arising thereof.
Nothing contained on this Website should be construed as granting by implication, rule of evidence, or otherwise, any license or right to use any of the Trademarks displayed on this Website without the written permission of IQ4News or such party that may own such Trademarks.
The material in this site is provided for personal, non-commercial, educational and informational purposes only and does not constitute a recommendation or endorsement with respect to any company or product. IQ4News does not provide any endorsement or recommendation of any third party's facility, business or event and makes no representations and specifically disclaims all warranties, express, implied or statutory, regarding the accuracy, timeliness, completeness, durability, title, non infringement of intellectual property rights, interoperability of products and services, availability of the site, storage of content, merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose of any material contained in this Website.
Neither IQ4News nor any of its partners, suppliers or affiliates or any other party involved in creating, producing, or delivering the Website is liable for any errors or omissions on the Website nor for any direct, special, incidental, consequential, indirect, or punitive damages arising out of your use of the Website or the information contained herein including, but not limited to, business interruption and loss of use, data, information or profits.
User generated content (including but not limited to comments, ratings, editorial content and more)
You shall not upload to, or distribute or otherwise publish on to the Service any libellous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, or otherwise illegal material.
Be courteous. You agree that you will not threaten or verbally abuse other Members, use defamatory language, or deliberately disrupt discussions with repetitive messages, meaningless messages or "spam."
Use respectful language. Like any community, the online conversation flourishes only when our Members feel welcome and safe. You agree not to use language that abuses or discriminates on the basis of race, religion, nationality, gender, sexual preference, age, region, disability, etc. Hate speech of any kind is grounds for immediate and permanent suspension of access to all or part of the Service.
Debate, but don't attack. In a community full of opinions and preferences, people always disagree. IQ4News.com encourages active discussions and welcomes heated debate on the Service. But personal attacks are a direct violation of these Terms and Conditions and are grounds for immediate and permanent suspension of access to all or part of the Service.
The Service shall be used only in a non-commercial manner. You shall not, without the express approval of IQ4News, distribute or otherwise publish any material containing any solicitation of funds, advertising or solicitation for goods or services.
To be a contributor, i.e. to report or submit content to IQ4News.com including but not limited to a news event, opinion, people, textual content, photographs, audio, videos and images or report a news event ("Contribution," "Submission") You must go through an application process in which IQ4News.com will through its our criterion accept or reject your application. An application does not automatically guarantee you an acceptance. You are not a contributor until IQ4News.com has confirmed this to you via email and you have accepted all the terms and conditions attached with this responsibility.
All contributors must have a contributors’ account on IQ4News.com or must create one during the first time You contribute.
You acknowledge that any submissions you make to the Service (i.e., user-generated content including but not limited to: articles, video, audio, photographs, comments, forum messages, reviews, text, as well as computer code and applications) (each, a "Submission") may be edited, removed, modified, published, transmitted, and displayed by IQ4News in any way it chooses, and you waive any rights you may have in having the material altered or changed in a manner not agreeable to you. Submissions made to the Service, may also be included in our RSS feeds and made available for republishing through other formats.
You grant IQ4News a perpetual, nonexclusive, world-wide, royalty free, sub-licensable license to the Submissions, which includes without limitation the right for IQ4News or any third party IQ4News designates, to use, copy, transmit, excerpt, publish, distribute, publicly display, publicly perform, create derivative works of, host, index, cache, tag, encode, modify and adapt (including without limitation the right to adapt to streaming, downloading, broadcast, mobile, digital, thumbnail, scanning or other technologies) in any form or media now known or hereinafter developed, any Submission posted by you on or to IQ4News.com or any other Web site owned by IQ4News, including any Submission posted on IQ4News.com through a third party.
You are solely responsible for the content of your Submissions. However, while IQ4News.com does not and cannot review every Submission and is not responsible for the content of these messages, IQ4News.com reserves the right to delete, move, or edit Submissions that it, in its sole discretion, deems abusive, defamatory, obscene, in violation of copyright or trademark laws, or otherwise unacceptable.
By making a Submission, you are consenting to its display on the site and for related online and offline promotional uses. (Effective as of January 1, 2011).
Any person involved in or affiliated with the production of a work reviewed on IQ4News.com may not submit a Readers' Review for that work or competing works.
Links to Other Sites
This Website facilitates access by hyperlinks to other websites not maintained by or related to IQ4News. These hyperlinked sites are entirely independent of this Website and shall not in any manner be construed as implying any affiliation with or endorsement, representation or warranty by IQ4News of such site or entity or its respective products, services, information, materials, opinions or links to other sites.
IQ4News does not review or monitor such websites and is not responsible or liable for the content or accuracy thereof. The reproduction and use of any content linked from IQ4News is subject to the conditions that the respective website owners may impose, and is at your own risk. You are encouraged and advised to review the posted terms and conditions of all websites that you visit from this Website.
You are legally and ethically responsible for words, files, pictures, or any other work you post or transmit using IQ4News’ services/platform (the “Contribution”) and are responsible for up holding the rights of others, including intellectual-property rights (copyright, patent, and trademark), the right to privacy, and the right not to be defamed. If you wish to post any Contribution on the Website in which a third party owns the copyright, you are responsible for obtaining the copyright holder's permission first.
In posting a Contribution via any service/platform offered by IQ4News, you authorize others to respond to and link to your Contribution. However, you agree not to reproduce or disseminate the Contribution of others, unless permission has been granted by the original author.
By posting your Contribution on IQ4News you grant IQ4News the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and non-exclusive right (including any moral rights) and license to publish, excerpt, and display the Contribution (in whole or in part) worldwide.
All questions, comments, suggestions and other communications you may submit regarding the content of this Website or any IQ4News document shall be deemed to be non-confidential and IQ4News shall have no obligation of any kind with respect to any such communication, and shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose and distribute such communication or otherwise without limitation.
IQ4News is not responsible for any material and/or data obtained through downloading or other means, which may be responsible for any damage to your computer system, data, or any personal objects or for viruses that may infect your computer equipment or other property as a result of your use of the Website or your downloading of any data, text, images, files or other materials from this Website.
You represent, warrant and covenant (a) that no materials of any kind submitted through your account will (i) violate, plagiarize, or infringe upon the rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy or other personal or proprietary rights; or (ii) contain libelous or otherwise unlawful material; and (b) that you are at least thirteen years old. You hereby indemnify, defend and hold harmless IQ4News, and all officers, directors, owners, agents, information providers, affiliates, contributors, licensors and licensees (collectively, the "Indemnified Parties") from and against any and all liability and costs, including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys' fees, incurred by the Indemnified Parties in connection with any claim arising out of any breach by you or any user of your account of these Terms and Conditions or the foregoing representations, warranties and covenants. You shall cooperate as fully as reasonably required in the defense of any such claim. IQ4News reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you.
IQ4News does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement, or other information displayed, uploaded, or distributed through the Service by any user, information provider or any other person or entity. You acknowledge that any reliance upon any such opinion, advice, statement, memorandum, or information shall be at your sole risk. THE SERVICE AND ALL DOWNLOADABLE SOFTWARE ARE DISTRIBUTED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. YOU HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.
Registration and Security
As part of the registration process, you will select a password and a username. You also have to give us certain registration information, all of which must be accurate and updated. (a) You may not (i) select or use a username of another person with the intent to impersonate that person; (ii) use a username in which another person has rights without such person's authorization; or (iii) use a username that IQ4News.com, in its sole discretion, deems offensive. Failure to comply with the foregoing shall constitute a breach of these Terms and Conditions, which may result in immediate termination of your account. (b) You shall be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password, which you will not have to reveal to any representative or agent of IQ4News.com.
You shall notify firstname.lastname@example.org of any known or suspected unauthorized use(s) of your account, or any known or suspected breach of security, including loss, theft, or unauthorized disclosure of your password or credit card information.
You must be 13 years or older to subscribe to all parts of the Service.
You are responsible for all usage or activity on your IQ4News.com account, including use of the account by any third party authorized by you to use your username and password. Any fraudulent, abusive, or otherwise illegal activity may be grounds for termination of your account, at IQ4News.com's sole discretion, and IQ4News.com may refer you to appropriate law enforcement agencies.
Fees and Payments
IQ4News.com reserves the right at any time to charge fees for access to portions of the Service or the Service as a whole. However, in no event will you be charged for access to the Service unless we obtain your prior agreement to pay such charges. Thus, if at any time IQ4News.com requires a fee for portions of the Service that are now free, IQ4News.com will give you advance notice of such fees and the opportunity to cancel the account before such charges are imposed. You shall pay all fees and charges incurred through your account at the rates in effect for the billing period in which such fees and charges are incurred, including, but not limited to charges for any products or services offered for sale through the Service by IQ4News.com or by any other vendor or service provider. All fees and charges shall be billed to and paid for by you. You shall pay all applicable taxes relating to use of the Service through your account.
Communications between IQ4News.com and Members
If you indicate on your registration form that you want to receive such information, IQ4News.com, its owners and assigns, will allow certain third party vendors to provide you with information about products and services.
IQ4News.com reserves the right to send electronic mail to you for the purpose of informing you of changes or additions to the Service.
IQ4News.com may contact you via e-mail regarding your participation in user surveys, asking for feedback on the Web site and existing or prospective products and services. This information will be used to improve our Website and better understand our users, and any information we obtain in such surveys will not be shared with third parties, except in aggregate form. (Effective as of 1 January 2011).
You shall have no rights to the proprietary software and related documentation, or any enhancements or modifications thereto, provided to you in order to access the Service ("Access Software"). You may not sublicense, assign or transfer any licenses granted by IQ4News.com, and any attempt at such sublicense, assignment or transfer shall be null and void. You may make one copy of such software for archival purposes only. You may not otherwise copy, distribute, modify, reverse engineer, or create derivative works from Access Software.
IN NO EVENT SHALL WE BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF PROFITS, OR LOSS OF DATA) WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE), EQUITY OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THIS SITE OR THE MATERIALS THEREIN OR RESULTING FROM UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF DATA.
YOU AGREE THAT IQ4NEWS’ AGGREGATE LIABILITY FOR ANY ACTUAL AND DIRECT DAMAGES HEREUNDER SHALL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNTS PAID BY IQ4NEWS TO YOU UNDER THIS AGREEMENT. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THIS IS A REASONABLE ALLOCATION OF RISK FOR YOUR USE OF THE SITE.
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES, CONDITIONS OR DAMAGES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
You may terminate your account at any time by sending e-mail to: email@example.com. Upon termination, you will receive an automated confirmation via e-mail that the request was received, and your access will be suspended within 72 hours. You are responsible for any and all charges incurred (for products or services purchased) up to the time the account is deactivated.
IQ4News.com may, in its sole discretion, terminate or suspend your access to all or part of the Service for any reason, including, without limitation, breach or assignment of these Terms and Conditions.
Change of Terms
IQ4News reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time. These changes will appear on this screen. By using our services and this site you agree in advance to accept these changes.
This agreement shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the England and Wales.
These Terms and Conditions have been made in and shall be construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of England and Wales, and other countries. Any action to enforce these Terms and Conditions shall be brought in the courts located in Birmingham, UK.
Correspondence should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You agree to report any copyright violations of the Terms and Conditions to IQ4News as soon as you become aware of them. In the event you have a claim of copyright infringement with respect to material that is contained in the IQ4News.com service, please notify email@example.com. (Please direct all general questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Any opinion that is expressed in the content submitted by contributors or aggregated from other sources is the authors own view and not necessarily the view of IQ4NEWS.
We encourage feedback from all our users and contributors.