Welcome to the Weekly World online website. Please read these terms of service carefully. They contain important information regarding your legal rights, remedies and obligations, including how the content you provide can be used and how any disputes will be resolved.
1. REVISION DATE
These Terms of Service were last revised on October 2, 2013.
2. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
By registering with or by using the Weekly World online site (the “Site”) you agree to be bound by these Terms Of Service (TOS).
The TOS may be revised from time to time. We will indicate at the beginning of the TOS when they were last revised. Your continued use of the Site constitutes your agreement to all terms of the most recent TOS.
You must be at least thirteen (13) years of age to use the Site. Any registration by, use of, or access to the Site by anyone under 13 is unauthorized, unlicensed, and in violation of these TOS. By using the Site, you represent and warrant that you are at least 13 years old.
The Weekly World reserves the right to refuse access to the Site or to any other service or product provided by the Weekly World, without notice, at any time, and for any reason.
3. PROVISION AND MODIFICATION OF SERVICE
The Site includes software, services, content, and advertising provided by the Weekly World. However, some of the content of the Site is provided by users who submit or post content on the Site. In addition, the Site includes advertising placed by advertisers and ad networks. The Weekly World takes no responsibility for such content.
You understand and agree that the Site is provided to you on an ‘as-is’ and ‘as available’ basis. The Weekly World disclaims all responsibility for the availability, timeliness, security, or reliability of the Site or any feature or software included in the Site. The Weekly World also disclaims all responsibility for the acts or omissions of third parties whose services, software, content, or advertising may accompany the Site.
You agree that the Weekly World shall not be liable for any such faults.
The Weekly World reserves the right at any time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Site (or any part thereof) with or without notice. The Site also may be subject to interruptions, caused by the Weekly World or others. You agree that the Weekly World will not be liable for any modification, suspension, interruption, or discontinuance of the Site.
4. REGISTRATION AND ACCOUNT CREATION
Certain features of the Site require you to register and create a user profile (“Profile Page”). As part of the registration process, you will select a member ID (username) and a password, and you will provide the Weekly World with certain registration information. In consideration of your use of the Site, you agree to provide accurate, current, and complete information, and to promptly update the information you provide with creating or maintaining your account, to keep it accurate, current, and complete. (If any of your registration or account information changes, you can update it by using the “Edit” tab on your Profile Page.)
You also agree that you will maintain the security of your password, that you will be responsible for all use of your account, and that you will notify the Weekly World immediately of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account. You agree that you will not register for more than one account, register for an account on behalf of anyone other than yourself, or use another’s account without permission.
5. CONDITIONS ON USE OF THE SITE
The Weekly World grants you permission to access and use the Site as set forth in these TOS, and in exchange you agree the following:
You will access and use the Site solely for your own personal use;
You will not use the Site in any illegal manner or purpose, in any other manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Site, or in any manner inconsistent with these TOS;
You will not defeat or interfere with any security feature of the Site, or attempt to do so;
You will not alter or modify any content or component of the Site, other than content you have submitted to or posted on the Site;
You will not reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, trade, resell, or exploit, for any commercial purpose, any content, component, or feature of the Site without the prior written permission of the Weekly World, except for content you have submitted to or posted on the Site, or content which you have the prior written permission of the owner to use;
You will not use any automated system, software, or device to generate and send unsolicited communications to or through the Site;
You will not collect or harvest any personally identifiable information, including without limitation account names or email addresses, from the Site, nor use the communication systems provided by the Site for purposes of sending any commercial solicitation;
You will not upload, post, transmit, share, or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code designed to interfere with the functionality of or obtain any nonpublic information from any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
You will not harass or intimidate any other user of the Site.
6. YOUR CONDUCT AND USE OF THE SITE
You acknowledge that you are solely responsible for the Profile Page (including your name, image or likeness, and biographical information), text, comments, and other content that you post, publish, upload, or display on the Site, or transmit to or share with others using the Site (collectively “User Content”), and for the consequences of posting, publishing, uploading, displaying, or sharing any User Content.
You understand and agree that any User Content you submit or post on the Site is intended to and generally will be made public, and that once made public User Content cannot be made private again. You consent to the public dissemination of all User Content you submit or post using the Site. However, the Weekly World will generally not make your email address public, even if you choose to allow other users to contact you through your Profile Page. Your email address will not be considered User Content unless you make it publicly available on the site.
You agree that you will not use the Site to post, transmit, or share User Content that you did not create or that you do not have permission to post, transmit, or share. You affirm that you own or have all intellectual property rights (including without limitation copyright and trademark rights), licenses, and permissions to User Content you provide that are needed to use and to authorize the Weekly World to use that User Content in the manner described in these TOS. By submitting or posting User Content, you warrant that it does not infringe any intellectual property rights of another person.
You agree that you will not use the Site to post, transmit, or share child pornography. The use of the Site to publish or transmit child pornography will not be tolerated. If identified, it will be reported to law enforcement authorities, and will result in termination of your account.
You agree that you will not use the Site to post, transmit, or share User Content that is obscene, defamatory, or invasive of the privacy of another person, graphically violent, physically threatening, intended for any illegal purpose, or otherwise inappropriate on a site intended for a general audience. By submitting or posting User Content, you warrant that it is not obscene, defamatory, or invasive of the privacy of any other person, or otherwise illegal.
You understand that the Weekly World does not promise that User Content you submit to or post on the Site will be maintained by the Weekly World. You are solely responsible for creating backup copies of and replacing any User Content you submit to or post on the Site. You agree that the Weekly World has no responsibility or liability for the deletion of, or the failure to store or to transmit, any User Content or other communications provided on or through the Site. The Weekly World retains the right to create limits on use and storage at its sole discretion, at any time, with or without notice.
You agree that you will not use the Site to promote any product or service on behalf of any person or entity that sells, provides, or offers the product or service.
7. RIGHTS TO AND USE OF THE CONTENT ON THE SITE
Except for User Content, all content and components of the Site (“Weekly World online Content”), including without limitation, the software, text, photos, video and audio content, graphics, and features, and all trademarks, service marks, and logos contained therein, are owned by or licensed to the Weekly World, subject to any copyrights or other intellectual property rights held by others pursuant to law. The Weekly World reserves all rights to the Weekly World online Content and any other component or content of the Site not expressly granted to you by these TOS.
By submitting or posting User Content to the Site, you grant the Weekly World an irrevocable, perpetual, nonexclusive, transferable, fully paid, worldwide license to: (1) use, copy, publicly perform, publicly display, reformat, translate, excerpt (in whole or in part), and distribute the User Content in or through any medium now known or hereafter invented, for any purpose; (2) to prepare derivative works using the User Content, or to incorporate it into other works, for any purpose; and (3) to grant and authorize sublicenses of any or all of the foregoing rights.
You may remove your User Content from the Site at any time. If you choose to remove your User Content, the User Content will no longer appear on the Site. However, you acknowledge that the Weekly World may retain archived copies of your User Content, and that the Weekly World will retain the rights to the content granted by these TOS.
The Weekly World does not assert any ownership over your User Content; rather, as between the Weekly World and you, and subject to the rights granted to us in these TOS, you retain full ownership of all of your User Content and any intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights associated with your User Content.
The Weekly World may obtain and exercise intellectual property rights over compilations, collective works, derivative works, or revisions that incorporate User Content you have provided. In that case, the rights we obtain will apply only to the compilation, collective work, derivative work, or revision; as between the Weekly World and you, subject to the rights granted to us in these TOS, you will retain full ownership of and rights to your User Content.
When you post User Content to the Site, you also authorize and direct us to make such copies thereof as we deem necessary in order to facilitate the posting, maintenance, and storage of the User Content on the Site.
8. INAPPROPRIATE CONTENT
By its very nature, the Site may include offensive, harmful, inaccurate or otherwise offensive or objectionable material. In some cases, the Site may include content that has been mislabeled or is otherwise deceptive. Please use caution and common sense and exercise proper judgment when using Weekly World online. The Weekly World does not endorse, support, represent, or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any content appearing on the Site at the direction of others. The Weekly World does not endorse any opinions expressed by others on the Site. You acknowledge that any reliance on material appearing on the Site will be at your own risk.
The Weekly World will not routinely review or revise content submitted to or posted on the Site by others. However, the Weekly World may read any such content, and reserves the right to refuse to distribute any such content, to remove any content from the Site, or to edit any content, in its sole discretion.
If you find content appearing on the Site that you believe violates these TOS, or that is offensive or otherwise objectionable, you may inform the Weekly World by sending a message to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to type “Feedback” in the subject line. The Weekly World will review your message and the content to which you object (assuming it is still on the Site). We may remove the content if, in our judgment, it is inappropriate. However, please understand that deciding whether content is inappropriate is a judgment call, and that the Weekly World is not legally responsible for content that it does not originate. Neither is the Weekly World legally responsible for keeping content that it deems inappropriate off of the Site.
If content you have submitted is not published or is removed, please review these TOS and understand that the value of the Weekly World online website is, to a large extent, based on providing an experience that is both enlightening and pleasant for the people who use the Site.
The Weekly World reserves the right to access, read, preserve, and disclose any information it reasonably believes is necessary to do any of the following: (1) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request; (2) enforce these TOS, including investigation of potential violations hereof; (3) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security, or technical issues; (4) respond to user support requests; or (5) protect the rights, property, or safety of the Weekly World, its users, or the public. You agree that the Weekly World will not be liable for exercising or failing to exercise any of these rights.
9. USE, PROMOTION, AND DISTRIBUTION OF CONTENT
You understand and agree that you will receive no compensation from the Weekly World for any User Content you submit to or post on the Site.
By submitting User Content to the Weekly World or posting it on the Site, you agree as follows:
User Content you submit to or post on the Site may be organized, arranged, formatted, categorized, designated, displayed, and edited as the Weekly World determines, in its sole discretion.
The Weekly World, in its discretion, may place your User Content in a location or locations of its choosing on the Site, and may apply designations currently existing or created in the future to your User Content. You will have no claim for compensation or any other remedy based on the location or designation of User Content you submit.
The Weekly World, in its discretion, may modify your User Content as described in these TOS. The Weekly World will not be responsible for any claims arising from modifications that do not substantially change the meaning of the content, add new and different meanings, or result in the addition of new material that give rise to a claim.
10. OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
The Weekly World for National Progress, Weekly World online, Weekly World online Magazine, and Weekly World onlineWeekly World onlineWeekly World online logos and product or service names are trademarks of the Weekly World for National Progress. All other trademarks appearing on the Site are trademarks of their respective owners and our reference to them does not imply or indicate any approval or endorsement by their owners unless such approval or endorsement is expressly made. References to other names and trademarks are necessary in the course of providing information and commentary about the subjects addressed on the Site.
11. SPONSORS, ADVERTISERS, AND THIRD PARTIES
The Site may contain links to sponsor, advertiser, or other third-party websites that are not owned or controlled by the Weekly World. Inclusion of, linking to, or permitting the use or installation of any third-party site, applications, software, content, or advertising does not imply approval or endorsement thereof by the Weekly World. The Weekly World has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third parties.
Your correspondence or dealings with, or participation in promotions of, sponsors, advertisers, or other third parties found on or through the Site, are solely between you and such third parties. You agree that the Weekly World shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such sponsors, third parties, or advertisers on the Site.
The Weekly World respects the intellectual property rights of others. We prohibit users from uploading, posting, or otherwise transmitting materials that violate the intellectual property rights of others. When we receive notification of alleged copyright infringement that complies with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, we promptly remove or disable access to the allegedly infringing material. We also terminate the accounts of repeat infringers.
You may terminate your use of or participation in the Site at any time. Promptly after your termination, we will remove your Profile Page. However, comments or other content you have submitted to or posted on the Site may remain there. In addition, the rights granted to the Weekly World with respect to User Content or other information you have submitted to the Weekly World or posted on the Site will survive the termination of your use or participation.
The Weekly World may, in its sole discretion, terminate your account, delete your profile and any content or information that you have posted on the Site, and/or prohibit you from using or accessing the Site, at any time, with or without notice, for any reason, including but not limited to violation of these TOS.
15. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
You understand and agree that:
Your use of the site is at your own risk. The Weekly World disclaims all warranties including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantablility, fitnes for a particular purpose, and non infringement.
In particular, and without limitation, the Weekly World makes no warranty that (1) the Site will meet your requirements; (2) the Site will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error free; (3) the results that may be obtained from the use of the Site will be accurate or reliable; (4) the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you through the Site will meet your expectations; (5) any errors in the contents or components of the Site will be corrected; or (6) that the Site is free of viruses or other harmful components.
No advice or information, oral or written, obtained by you from the Weekly World shall create any warranty not expressly stated in these TOS.
18. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
You expressly understand and agree that the Weekly World shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or exemplary damages, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data, or other intangible losses (even if it has been advised of the possibility of such damages), resulting from the use of or the inability to use the site.
In particular, and without limitation, the Weekly World will have no liability for damages arising from (1) accessing, downloading, or otherwise obtaining any content or component of the Site, even if it results in the inadvertent transfer of harmful computer code, such as viruses, malware, or spyware; (2) unauthorized access to or disclosure or alteration of your transmissions or data; (3) statements or conduct of any third party on the Site; or (4) as otherwise provided in these TOS.
You agree to hold harmless and indemnify the Weekly World, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, and employees from and against any third-party claim arising from or in any way related to your use of the Site, including any liability or expense arising from all claims, losses, damages (actual and consequential), suits, judgments, litigation costs, and attorneys’ fees, of every kind and nature. The Weekly World will make reasonable efforts to provide you with written notice of any such claim, suit or action, but the failure of the Weekly World to provide such notice will not relieve you of these obligations.
20. GENERAL SEVERABILITY
If any provision of the TOS is found to be invalid or unenforceable, the parties agree that the provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible, the arbitrator or court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the TOS remain in full force and effect.
LIMITATION OF LEGAL ACTIONS
You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the TOS, or the provision or use of the Site, must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.
These TOS constitute the entire agreement between you and the Weekly World and govern your use of the Site, superseding any prior agreements between you and the Weekly World. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use or buy certain products or services, including those from a third-party.