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4. Your use of TheJournal.ie
TheJournal.ie is made available for your personal, non-commercial use only, except where otherwise authorised by us.
It is your responsibility, bearing in mind the global nature of the internet, to comply with all relevant laws which may apply to your use of TheJournal.ie and to the material you post, including but not limited to laws relating to acceptable content, online conduct and the export of data.
(i) Your Account
If you choose to register an account then as part of the registration process you will be asked to select a user name and password. You are responsible for all activities occurring under your username and for keeping your password secure. We strongly recommend you do not reuse a password which you also use elsewhere.
You may not select or use a username that:
- Contains “TheJournal” or otherwise misrepresents your relationship with TheJournal.ie or any other party;
- Contains any profanity, is vulgar or offensive, or promotes an illegal activity;
- Violates any trade mark or other proprietary right; or
- Impersonates someone else.
We reserve the rights to change usernames at our discretion.
We reserve the right to log off or deactivate accounts that are inactive for an extended period of time.
You agree not to use the account or password of another user and not to disclose your password to any third party. You agree to notify us immediately if you suspect any unauthorised use of your account or access to your password.
We will not be liable for any loss that you may incur as a result of someone else using or accessing your password or account, either with or without your knowledge.
You may be held liable for losses incurred by us or any other party as a result of someone else using or accessing your password or account if you have not taken reasonable steps to keep your password or account secure.
We may at our absolute discretion refuse you access to the site, delete posts by you or suspend/terminate your account without prior notice for any reason and you shall not be entitled to any compensation in respect of this.
(ii) Your Posts
Please note that users aged 13 or over but under the age of 18 must obtain the consent of a parent or legal guardian each time such user wishes to post a comment on TheJournal.ie.
We expect you to act responsibly in posting comments. You agree, through use of this service, not to post any material which:
- Violates the criminal law;
- Promotes or encourages illegal activity;
- Is defamatory, invasive of privacy, abusive, harassing, threatening, profane, violent, sexually explicit, or which otherwise violates the rights of others;
- May prejudice ongoing civil or criminal proceedings, violate the sub judice rule or may otherwise amount to a contempt of court;
- Infringes the copyright, patent, trade mark, trade secret, database right, right of privacy or publicity or other proprietary or intellectual property right of any party;
- Includes any spam, unauthorised advertising or any other form of commercial publicity;
- Is irrelevant, repetitive or imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the site servers, bandwidth or infrastructure;
- Falsely claims to be sponsored or endorsed by TheJournal.ie; or
- Contains any virus, Trojan horse, worm or similar harmful and/or disruptive material.
Due to the real-time nature of the website, TheJournal.ie cannot and is not required to review the contents of posted comments, nor does it confirm the validity of information submitted. TheJournal.ie hereby notifies you that it does not actively monitor users’ comments and, as such, is not responsible for and gives no warranty or representation in relation to users’ comments. Users are encouraged to bring any comment they deem offensive or objectionable to the attention of the team by sending an email to email@example.com identifying the specific material that they consider is objectionable or alternatively by clicking ‘report this comment as offensive’. You will be asked to give your reasons for wanting the comment removed. If you simply disagree – or agree – with the sentiments being expressed in a comment, you can use the thumbs up/thumbs down function.
TheJournal.ie reserves the right to reveal your identity (or whatever information it knows about you) in the event of a complaint or legal action arising from any message posted by you.
By posting any material on TheJournal.ie, you grant us a licence to use, modify, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce, and distribute such material. The licence you grant to us is non-exclusive, royalty free and fully paid, sub-licensable, and worldwide. You also waive to the fullest extent permissible by law any moral rights in such material. You are responsible for making sure that you have all rights to what you post, including the rights necessary for you to grant the licence above.
By posting any material on TheJournal.ie you represent and warrant that: (i) you own the material posted by you or otherwise have the right to grant the licence above, and (ii) the posting of the material does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, intellectual property rights, contract rights or any other rights of any person. You agree to pay for all royalties, fees, or any other monies owing any person by reason of any material posted by you.
TheJournal.ie is not directed at children younger than 13 and therefore children under the age of 13 are not permitted to view this site. We cannot guarantee that all content on the site will be suitable for minors.
You are only permitted to register as a user of this site and post comments if you are aged 18 or over. If you are aged 13 years or over but under the age of 18 you must obtain the consent of a parent or legal guardian before registering as a user of TheJournal.ie. Any person who registers as a user of TheJournal.ie represents that they are 18 years of age or older or that they are 13 years or over and have obtained the consent of a parent or legal guardian. Journal Media Limited cannot and is not required to verify the age of users of the site. TheJournal.ie hereby notifies you that by posting a comment on the website you hereby undertake that you are over the age of 18 or that you are 13 years or over and have obtained the consent of a parent or legal guardian each time you post a comment.
If you are aged 13 or over but under the age of 18 you must obtain the consent of a parent or legal guardian each time you post a comment on TheJournal.ie.
5. Intellectual Property
All intellectual property rights in the website design, text, graphics, the selection and arrangement thereof and all software vest in Journal Media Limited unless otherwise indicated. Journal Media Limited reserves all of its rights.
You acknowledge that all trade marks, trade names, service marks, rights (registered or unregistered) in any designs, applications for any of the foregoing; trade or business names; innovations, inventions whether or not capable of protection by patent or registration, registered design and topography rights; know-how, including data specifications, drawings and instructions; secret formulae and processes; rights protecting goodwill and reputation; database rights and rights under licences and consents in relation to such things, rights in the nature of unfair competition rights, and rights to sue for passing of and all rights or forms of protection of a similar nature to any of the foregoing or having equivalent effect anywhere in the world and all copyright, trade marks and other intellectual property rights in and relating to TheJournal.ie are solely owned by Journal Media Limited.
You may not reproduce, publish, transmit, distribute, display, modify, create derivative works from, sell or participate in any sale of, or exploit in any way, in whole or in part, the material at TheJournal.ie without our written permission.
- We respect the copyright of others
- We strive to credit sources where relevant
- We do not provide links to websites which object
Our policy is to respect the copyright of others and we strive to credit sources where relevant. While copyright does not subsist in ideas and in principle there is no copyright in the “news”, copyright may subsist in the form in which it is expressed in particular articles. If you believe that any material published in this website infringes copyright, please report it to firstname.lastname@example.org identifying the specific material that is claimed to be infringing and providing sufficient information to permit us to contact the complaining party.
We do not provide links to sources and publications who object to such linking. If you have an objection to a link to your website, please notify us to email@example.com identifying the specific material, the link and providing sufficient information to permit us to contact the complaining party.
7. Site Searching, Indexing and Screenscraping
You agree not to modify, adapt, translate, or reverse engineer any portion of TheJournal.ie, nor to use any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application, or other device to retrieve, index or screenscrape any portion of the site, except as expressly authorised in writing by us. You agree not to reformat or frame any portion of the site. You agree to respect and follow the restrictions imposed by TheJournal.ie robots.txt file.
8. Your Feedback and Suggestions to Us
From time to time users contact us with feedback, suggestions and submissions about TheJournal.ie and how to improve the site and services we offer. We welcome your input, and the following terms ensure that we can use your contributions to improve the site.
You do not have to submit anything to us about TheJournal.ie, but if you do you acknowledge and agree that any questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, feedback, or any other submissions to us which may improve our products, services, or offerings shall become our property unless otherwise agreed by us.
By making a submission to us about TheJournal.ie, you grant a nonexclusive, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual, unlimited, assignable, sublicenseable, fully paid up and royalty free right to us to copy, prepare derivative works from, improve, distribute, publish, remove, retain, add, and use and commercialise, in any way now known or in the future discovered, anything that you submit to us, without any further consent, notice and/or compensation to you or to any third parties.
If you do not want to grant us the rights set out above, please do not make submissions to us about TheJournal.ie.
9. Defamatory Content
We abide by the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland.
Journal Media Limited operates on a “notice and takedown” basis. If you believe that any content on TheJournal.ie contains a defamatory statement, please notify us immediately by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once this notification has been received, Journal Media Limited will make all reasonable endeavours to remove the defamatory content complained about within a reasonable time.
10. Disclaimer and Waiver
We do not give any warranty or make any representation as to the accuracy or completeness of the information contained on this site. Material posted on the site is not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such material by any user, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.
Although rigorous protocols are applied to the website we do not warrant that the website is free from infection by viruses or anything else that has contaminating or disruptive properties.
Under no circumstances shall we be held liable for any delay or failure in performance resulting directly or indirectly from acts of nature, forces, or causes beyond our reasonable control, including, without limitation, Internet failures, computer equipment failures, telecommunication equipment failures, other equipment failures, electrical power failures, strikes, labour disputes, riots, insurrections, civil disturbances, shortages of labour or materials, fires, floods, storms, explosions, acts of God, war, governmental actions, orders of domestic or foreign courts or tribunals, non-performance of third parties, or loss of or fluctuations in electricity or other utility supply.
You acknowledge that your use of TheJournal.ie including any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through the site is at your own discretion and risk and you agree to waive to the fullest extent permissible by law any right to bring any claim or action against Journal Media Limited, our investors, successors, subsidiaries, affiliates, co-branders, contractors, employees, servants, contributors, third-party advertisers, technology providers, service providers or other partners, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees and representatives, for any loss, damage, costs or injury arising from such use.
11. Links to Other Websites
TheJournal.ie contains links to websites operated by third parties over which we have no control. These links are provided for your convenience only and do not amount to an endorsement or recommendation of those sites. TheJournal.ie does not exercise any control or supervision over the content of these linked sites. TheJournal.ie is not responsible for the content or accuracy of or for the opinions expressed in these third party websites and these websites are not investigated, monitored or checked for accuracy or completeness by TheJournal.ie.
12. Links to TheJournal.ie and Associated Websites
Journal Media Limited and its parent company and associated company permit third parties to link to the following websites namely, TheJournal.ie, The42, Daily Edge, Business ETC, Daft.ie, Boards.ie, Adverts.ie, Boardsdeals.ie, Distilledmedia.ie, Let.ie, Rent.ie, Property.ie, Daft.com, Daft.pl and Rent.co.uk so long as the link: (a) is not in any way misleading; (b) does not falsely imply sponsorship, endorsement or approval of the linking party and its products or services; and (c) fits within the context of the linking party’s site.
By linking to any of the above mentioned websites you hereby authorise Journal Media Limited and the proprietors of the above mentioned websites to link to any website owned or controlled by you.
You agree to indemnify, defend (at the request of Journal Media Limited) and hold harmless Journal Media Limited, our investors, successors, subsidiaries, affiliates, co-branders, contractors, employees, servants, contributors, third-party advertisers, technology providers, service providers or other partners, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees and representatives, from and against any claim, demand, loss, damage, cost, or liability including reasonable legal expenses, made or brought by any third party due to or arising out of:
- Your use of TheJournal.ie or any part thereof;
- The infringement or misappropriation by you, or a third party using your computer, of any account or password to access and/or use TheJournal.ie; or
- The infringement by you of any intellectual property rights.
14. Information Society Service Provider / Intermediary Service Provider
You agree and acknowledge that Journal Media Limited is an information society service provider and intermediary service provider, within the meaning of Directive 2000/31/EC as transposed into Irish law by the European Communities (Directive 2000/31/EC) Regulations 2003 (SI 68 of 2003), and that where it stores information provided by a recipient of the service – such as user comments – it is not liable for such information nor is it under an obligation to monitor such information.
15. Entire Agreement / No Waiver
17. Governing Law
This agreement shall be governed by Irish law and you agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Irish courts in all matters regarding this agreement and your use of TheJournal.ie.
18. Availability of Service
We may at our sole discretion and at any time discontinue temporarily or permanently TheJournal.ie or any part thereof with or without notice.
TheJournal.ie may be temporarily unavailable from time to time for maintenance or other reasons. We accept no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in transmission, communication line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of user communications.
Where possible, we will use reasonable efforts to give users fair notice of technical difficulties or termination or suspension of their access to TheJournal.ie. However you agree that we shall not be liable to you or any third party for any inability to access the site, termination or suspension of access to the site or modification of the service provided.
19. About Journal Media Limited
Journal Media Limited is an Irish company No. 483623 and has its registered offices at 3rd Floor, Latin Hall, Golden Lane, Dublin 8. Our VAT number is IE9744952M.
20. Copyright Statement Associated Press
Associated Press text, photo, graphic, audio and/or video material shall not be published, broadcast, rewritten for broadcast or publication or redistributed directly or indirectly in any medium. Neither these Associated Press materials nor any portion thereof may be stored in a computer except for personal and non-commercial use. Users may not download or reproduce a substantial portion of the Associated Press material found on this web site. Associated Press does not accept any liability for any delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions therefrom or in the transmission or delivery of all or any part thereof or for any damages arising from any of the foregoing.