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PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE OUR SITE. BY USING OUR SITE, YOU CONFIRM THAT YOU ACCEPT THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE AND THAT YOU AGREE TO COMPLY WITH THEM. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS SITE.

TERMS Welcome to IBTIMES. Just so you know, when we refer to “our site” throughout these terms, we are referring to the IBTIMES digital network, operated by or on behalf of IBTIMES or its parent companies, subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively known as “IBTIMES”). The IBTIMES digital network includes this website and any other IBTIMES branded sites, microsites, mobile and tablet apps and digital editions, as well as any of those for our affiliated companies, such as the International Business Times and any other IBTMedia Limited related companies. It does not matter which device you use to access our site: as long as you use, access or browse our site, register your details with us, subscribe to any IBTIMES products or services, download any of our apps or digital publications, or send us an email, you are agreeing to be bound by these terms. Any reference to “these terms” means this Terms and Conditions of Use document. If you use our site, you consent to both these terms and our Privacy and Cookie Policy, which sets out the terms on which we collect, store and process any personal data that we may collect from you, or which you provide to us. It also explains the types of cookies that we use and gives you information on how to manage your data preferences. By using our site, you consent to such data processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate. You also recognise that we may share your information with third parties, including carefully selected advertisers, affiliates and service providers, and – if required to cooperate with legal investigations – law enforcement agencies.

1. ABOUT US
Our site is operated by or on behalf of IBTIMES Limited (“We”). We are a company registered in England and Wales under company number 08234337. Our registered office is at 25 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5LQ, United Kingdom. You can contact us by email at info@IBTIMES.co.uk.

2. CHANGES TO THESE TERMS
We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page. Please check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you.

3. REGISTRATION
We offer exclusive access to certain products and services that require registration. You can create an account with IBTIMES by registering your details, including your name, email address and payment details, with us. You agree to use only your real name and email and not to provide any false information or to impersonate any other person, whether alive, dead, real or fictional. You agree not to share your password with anyone else, nor to use anyone else’s account. You are entirely responsible for everything done using your account. We reserve the right to suspend, remove or refuse your registration at any time.

4. USING OUR SITE AND ITS CONTENT
(a) Our Content Aside from user generated content and advertisements, you acknowledge that IBTIMES is the sole owner of all the content published on our site. When we use the word “content” in these terms, this is intended to include – but is not limited to – the following: text, images, videos, graphics, logos, audio files and other material that appear on our site, as well as any material carrying intellectual property rights such as copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade names, logos, trade secrets, designs, databases and others. Any such content belongs to IBTIMES and is protected globally under international intellectual property laws. Any access to or use by you of content appearing on our site or other intellectual property belonging to IBTIMES shall be, unless otherwise prior agreed in writing, on the basis of a limited, temporary, revocable, non-exclusive licence. No content on our site is intended to amount to advice on which should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking or refraining from any action on the basis of any content on our site. Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our site is accurate, complete or up-to-date. We reserve the right to edit or remove any content appearing on our site, at any time, without notice, and in our sole discretion. We do not accept any liability or responsibility whatsoever for any loss or damage caused or arising from any such editing or removal of content. (b) What You May Do With Our Content: Use of our site is strictly on a personal, non-commercial use only basis. So you may share, read, listen to, watch, download or print extracts from the content available on our site for personal, non-commercial use only. As regards printing, you may make one print copy of occasional articles for personal interest only. If you are interested in syndicating or licencing any content from our site, please email us at info@IBTIMES.co.uk. (c) What You May Not Do With Our Content: Unless expressly permitted, you must not, neither manually nor automatically (through any non-human mechanism or device), do any of the following with any content appearing on our site: • Copy, translate, reproduce, extract, adapt, distribute, publish, enter into a database, display, perform, modify, create derivative works from, transmit, archive, store or in any exploit (commercially or otherwise) any content; • Use any content whatsoever in such a methodical or ordered way that could be construed as creating a database in any format, whether electronic or otherwise; • Deal with any links to or from our content for a commercial purpose, howsoever remote; We reserve the right to temporarily or permanently suspend, block, or deny you access to our site or any part of it, at any time, without notice, and in our sole discretion. We do not accept any liability or responsibility whatsoever for any loss or damage caused or arising from any such temporarily or permanent suspension or denial of access to our site or any part of it.

5. YOUR CONTENT
(a) What We Do With User Submitted Content When you submit content to our site, you grant to IBTIMES a royalty-free, everlasting, worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive licence to publish, reproduce, reuse, repackage, revise, edit, display, transmit, broadcast, archive, translate, syndicate, licence, copy, adapt, enter into a database, use for publicity purposes, exploit commercially, extract and use in different areas of our site or in derivative works, your content in IBTIMES or other related publications, in any media, format or other tangible medium of expression now known or hereafter developed (including but not limited to print, e-book, internet, mobile, tablet, IBTIMES-branded or affiliated social media channels, PDF, RSS feeds, podcast, radio, TV, webcasts and other digital formats whether streamed or downloadable), and in any language throughout the world, as the we see fit. We also have the right to sublicense your content to other entities within IBTIMES’s group of companies and to third parties. To any permitted extent, you agree to waive your right to agree to be identified as author of any content that you submit, or to object to derogatory treatment. These are what are known as moral rights, which you automatically agree to give up in relation to any content you submit on our site. (b) Our Rules on User Submitted Content You are solely responsible for your own submissions and the consequences of posting or publishing them. In connection with each of your submissions, you warrant and represent that: 1. You own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to use and authorise us to use all patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights in any and all submissions; 2. You have the written consent, release or permission of each and every identifiable individual person in your submissions to use their name or likeness; and 3. If you are under the age of 16, you have your parent or guardian’s permission to submit any content. You agree that you will not: 1. Submit material that is copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third party proprietary rights, including trademarks, privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from their rightful owner to post the material and to grant us all of the rights granted herein; 2. Publish inaccuracies, falsehoods or misrepresentations that could damage us or any third party; 3. Submit material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, libellous, threatening, pornographic or of a sexual nature, harassing, hateful, homophobic, transphobic, racially or ethnically offensive, or encourages hatred of any kind (including but not limited to age, disability, gender, gender orientation, sexual orientation, religion or race), or encourages any other conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, violate any law, or is otherwise inappropriate; or 4. Post advertisements or promote any business (unless agreed with us in writing prior to publication). We reserve the right to remove or not publish submissions without prior notice. We accept no liability or responsibility for the removal or deletion or failure to store any postings, content or other information you submit to us. You acknowledge that when you submit content in any form to IBTIMES or other related publications (such as The International Business Times) we may authorize such content to be distributed or syndicated to or published in other IBTIMES affiliated or branded environments. 6. OUR LIABILITY To the extent permitted by law, we do not accept any responsibility or liability for any content appearing on our site. We are excluded from liability for all conditions, warranties, representations or other statements or terms that may apply to our site or any content on it, whether express or implied. Our site is available on an “as is” basis, and we do not give any warranty or representation at all as to any content that appears on our site. To the extent permitted by law, we will not be liable for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence, defamation, libel, slander, breach of privacy), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with: • use of, or inability to use for any length of time, our site; or • use of or reliance on any content displayed on our site. If you are a business user, please note that in particular, we will not be liable for: • loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue; • business interruption; • loss of anticipated savings; • loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or • any indirect or consequential loss or damage. If you are a consumer user, please note that we only provide our site for domestic and private use. You agree not to use our site for any commercial or business purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity. We do not guarantee that our site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses. You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access our site. You should use your own virus protection software. You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately. We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our site or to your downloading of any content on it, or on any website linked to it. We assume no responsibility for the content of websites linked on our site. Such links should not be interpreted as endorsement by us of those linked websites. Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. If any portion of these terms is found to be unenforceable or unlawful, this shall not affect the enforceability or validity of any other part of these terms. As regards any third party advertising on our site, which also includes any affiliate links we may include within our content to help us earn additional revenue at no additional cost to you, you should be aware that advertisers are fully responsible for making sure that any material on our site is compliant with the relevant law and regulations to any particularly territory they are viewed and posted in. We do not accept any liability or responsibility whatsoever for content of such material, nor for any loss or damage arising out of any contravention of any applicable law in respect of such material. If you are interested in partnering with IBTIMES or placing advertisements within our site, please contact us at info@IBTIMES.co.uk

7. INDEMNITIES
You will be responsible for any harm, loss or damage that we suffer as a result of your violation of these terms, or any breach by you of your agreements, acknowledgments, representations or warranties. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless IBTIMES and its affiliates, and their respective members, directors, officers, managers, employees, shareholders, agents, licensors, from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including all legal costs, resulting from any violation by you of these terms or any breach by you of your agreements, acknowledgments, representations or warranties herein. We reserve the right to take over the exclusive defence of any claim for which we are entitled to indemnification under this Section 7. In such event, you shall provide us with such cooperation as is reasonably requested by us.

8. APPLICABLE LAW
Whether you are a business or a consumer, these terms, their subject matter and their formation (and any non contractual disputes or claims) are governed by English Law. We both agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

9. ENTIRE AGREEMENT
These terms constitute the entire agreement between you and IBTIMES in relation to your use of our site and supersedes and extinguishes all previous agreements, promises, assurances, warranties, representations and understandings between them, whether written or oral, relating to its subject matter.

10. iPad COMPETITION TERMS

  1. The promoter is: IBTimes.co.uk whose registered office is at 25, Canada Square, London, E14 5LQ.
  2. Employees of IBTimes.co.uk or their family members or anyone else connected in any way with the competition or helping to set up the competition shall not be permitted to enter the competition.
  3. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
  4. Route to entry for the competition is available via the IBTimes.co.uk website
  5. Closing date for entry will be April 1st 2015. After this date the no further entries to the competition will be permitted.
  6. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
  7. The competition prize is an Apple iPad Air 2
  8. The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter.
  9. The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.
  10. No cash alternative to the prizes will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.
  11. Winners will be chosen at random from all entries received and verified by Promoter and or its agents.
  12. The winner will be notified by email and/or letter within 28 days of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or do not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner.
  13. The promoter will notify the winner when and where the prize can be collected.
  14. The promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  15. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  16. The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by English law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.
  17. The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current UK data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.
  18. The winner’s name will be available 28 days after closing date by sending a stamped addressed envelope to the following address: 25, Canada Square, London, E14 5LQ
  19. Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.
  20. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter (or any other Social Network). You are providing your information to IBTimes.co.uk. The information provided will be used in conjunction with the following Privacy Policy found at http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/corporate/privacy-policy
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