Terms of use and privacy statement

Access to and use of the website www.newsxchange.org, including all associated pages, including all related social media, chats and blogs) (the “Website”) is provided by the European Broadcasting Union, an association duly established under Swiss law, located at L’Ancienne-Route 17A, 1218 Grand-Saconnex (Geneva) Switzerland (the “EBU”) subject to the following terms:

1. General

By using this Website you agree to be legally bound by these Terms of Use, which take effect immediately following your first use of the Website. These Terms of Use shall apply to all users of the Website, including users who are also contributors of video content, information, text, pictures, graphics, photographs, audio or video or other materials on the Website (the “Contributions”). If you do not agree to be legally bound by all the following terms, please do not access and/or use the Website.

2. Use of the Website

You agree that the Website main purposes is to allow the registration of persons wishing to participate in News Xchange (the “Event”) and to provide information thereon. As such, you authorize us to collect your personal data for the purposes of your participation in the Event, subject to the provisions detailed hereafter.

You agree to use the Website only for lawful purposes, and in a way that does not infringe other persons’ rights or limit or hinder anyone else’s use and enjoyment of the Website. Prohibited behaviour includes causing inconvenience to any person by transmitting obscene or offensive content or disrupting the normal flow of dialogue within the Website.

You agree not to collect any personal identifiable information, including account names, from the Website, or to use any communication system possibly provided by the Website for any commercial solicitation purposes. You agree not to solicit, for commercial purposes, any users of the Website with respect to their Contributions.

You affirm that you are either more than 18 years of age, or an emancipated minor, or possess legal parental or guardian consent, and are fully able and competent to accept the terms set forth in the present Terms of Use (including the terms set out in clause 4 above when a user submit a Contribution to the Website). Upon prior written request to and written permission from the EBU, the use of certain EBU Content may be allowed for journalistic purposes.

2. Intellectual property and Use of Site Content

The names, images, icons and logos identifying the EBU, its Members or third parties and their products and services are subject to copyright, design rights and trade marks of the EBU, its Members and/or third parties. Nothing contained in these Terms of Use shall be construed as conferring by implication or otherwise any right to use any trademark, design right or copyright of the EBU, its Members or any other third party.

Nothing contained on the Website should be construed as granting you any licence or right to use any of the information it contains, or may in the future contain, including, but not limited to, articles, memoranda, bulletins, reports, press releases, opinions, text, directories, guides, photographs, illustrations, trademarks, trade names, service marks and logos (collectively, the “Content”). Subject to your full compliance with these terms, the EBU authorizes you to view the Content, make a single copy of it, and print that copy, but only for your own lawful, personal, non-commercial use, provided that you maintain all copyright, trademark and other intellectual property notices contained in such Content, and provided that the Content, or any part thereof, is not modified.

3. Disclaimers

The EBU shall not be liable for any damages, including indirect or consequential damages, or any damages arising from use or loss of use, data or profits, whether in contract, negligence or other action, arising from or in connection with your use of the Website.
EBU content, including the information, names, images, pictures, logos and icons regarding or relating to the EBU, its products and services (or to third party products and services), is provided to you “as is” for your information and personal use only without any representations or any kind of warranty (whether express or implied by law), including the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility and security. The EBU tries to ensure that the Website is as up to date as possible, but the EBU cannot give a guarantee of the accuracy and currency of information provided on it.

The EBU does not warrant that functions contained in EBU content will be uninterrupted or free of error, that defects will be corrected, or that the EBU or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs.

No implied endorsement. The views of individual users or contributors to the Website expressed are those of members of the public only and do not necessarily represent the opinion of the EBU or any EBU Members. The EBU or its Members shall have no responsibility in that respect.

Links to other websites have been included to make this Website as useful as possible. However, the EBU is not involved in their production and is not responsible for the content or accuracy of information on these linked websites.

4. Privacy Policy

Personal data collected by the EBU shall be treated in accordance with the Swiss Federal Law on data protection of 19 June 1992.

The EBU reserves the right to collect, process and analyse the personal data for research and statistical purposes (number and frequency of visits to the Website, number of visitors, users’/contributors profiles, pages visited, etc.) and to publish or disseminate such data vis-à-vis third parties in a form which does not allow the persons concerned to be identified.

Personal data (such as your e-mail address) communicated by you shall be kept confidential. However, the EBU reserves the right to publish your name in relation to your participation in the Event (if the EBU so decides) and may contact you for a number of purposes related to the section of the Website which you use. Your personal data shall not be forwarded to third parties unless you give your express authorization or unless disclosure of such information is necessary to identify, investigate or engage in legal proceedings against any person who infringes the rights of the EBU or other persons, and particularly if required to do so by law, or if you use the Website to disseminate illegal matter.

Through appropriate technical and organizational procedures the EBU shall ensure that your personal data are protected against any non-authorized processing. In particular, the EBU shall make its best efforts to protect such data against the risk of accidental or unauthorized destruction, accidental loss, technical errors, falsification, theft or illegal use, modification, copying, and unauthorized access or other processing.

The EBU shall, moreover, make its best efforts to take all necessary measures to ensure the confidentiality of data communicated via the Internet. You hereby recognize, however, that it is not possible to guarantee absolute security in the transfer of data via the Internet. Consequently, personal data are communicated to the EBU under your full and sole responsibility. The EBU cannot be held responsible for any incident which may occur during the transmission of the data by you, such as loss of data or piracy of the communication by a third party.

For services proposed by a third party, via a link available on the Website, the third party is solely responsible for collecting and processing personal data communicated by you. The EBU shall neither collect nor preserve the data thereby provided by you.
You have the right to ask for the details of your personal data to be corrected or deleted, by submitting to the EBU a signed and dated request by post, together with a copy of official proof of identity.

5. Final clauses

The EBU may change these Terms of Use at any time by posting changes on-line. Please review these Terms of Use regularly to ensure that you are aware of any such changes made by the EBU. Your continued use of the Website after changes have been posted on the Website implies that you agree to be legally bound by these terms as updated or amended.

If any of these terms are determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by reason of the laws of any state or country in which these terms are intended to be effective, then to the extent and within the jurisdiction in which that term is illegal, invalid or unenforceable it shall be severed and deleted from these Terms; the remaining Terms shall remain in full force and effect.

These Terms of Use (including our Privacy Policy and other notices posted on this Website) have been drawn up in English. Although translations into other languages of any of such texts may be available, you agree that in the event of any conflict between the English version and any other translations, the English version shall prevail.

All terms shall be governed by, and interpreted in accordance with, Swiss law. The courts of the Canton of Geneva, Switzerland shall have exclusive jurisdiction.

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