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4. Your use of AnSionnachFionn.com
AnSionnachFionn.com is made available for your personal, non-commercial use only, except where otherwise authorised by An Sionnach Fionn.
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 An Sionnach Fionn and to the material you post, including but not limited to laws relating to acceptable content, online conduct and the export of data.
(a) Your Posts
An Sionnach Fionn is committed to providing an open forum for discussion on stories in the news. An Sionnach Fionn has a comments section provided by its content management system, WordPress.com. This is available to its users on its website to facilitate discussion and debate. Please note that you are liable for the contents of any comments you post on the website. An Sionnach Fionn is not liable whatsoever for any comments posted on its website or related platforms by users. Any views or comments expressed in the user posts are not necessarily the views of An Sionnach Fionn.
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 An Sionnach Fionn.
An Sionnach Fionn expects you to act responsibly in posting comments. You agree, through use of this service from WordPress.com, 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 An Sionnach Fionn; or
- Contains any virus, Trojan horse, worm or similar harmful and/or disruptive material.
Due to the real-time nature of the website, AnSionnachFionn.com cannot and is not required to review the contents of posted comments, nor does it confirm the validity of information submitted.
An Sionnach Fionn 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 An Sionnach Fionn by using the online contact form identifying the specific material that they consider is objectionable. 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.
An Sionnach Fionn reserves the right to reveal your identity (or whatever information it knows about you) in the event of legal action arising from any message posted by you.
By posting any material on An Sionnach Fionn, you grant An Sionnach Fionn a licence to use, modify, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce, and distribute such material. The licence you grant to An Sionnach Fionn is non-exclusive, royalty free and fully paid, sub-licensee, 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 An Sionnach Fionn you represent and warrant that: (a) you own the material posted by you or otherwise have the right to grant the licence above, and (b) 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.
An Sionnach Fionn is not directed at children younger than 13 and therefore children under the age of 13 are not permitted to view this site. An Sionnach Fionn cannot guarantee that all content on the site will be suitable for minors.
An Sionnach Fionn cannot and is not required to verify the age of users of the site.
An Sionnach Fionn 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 An Sionnach Fionn.
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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 An Sionnach Fionn without written permission. This does not preclude “fair use” of materials for non-commercial purposes. An Sionnach Fionn welcomes fair and moderate use of extracted materials if properly attributed to An Sionnach Fionn.
6. Copyright Policy
The policy of An Sionnach Fionn is to respect the copyright of others and it strives 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 using An Sionnach Fionn’s contact form identifying the specific material that is claimed to be infringing and providing sufficient information to permit An Sionnach Fionn to contact the complaining party.
An Sionnach Fionn does 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 An Sionnach Fionn using the contact form identifying the specific material, the link and providing sufficient information to permit An Sionnach Fionn to contact the complaining party.
7. Site Searching, Indexing and Screenscraping
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8. Your Feedback and Suggestions to An Sionnach Fionn
From time to time users contact An Sionnach Fionn with feedback, suggestions and submissions about An Sionnach Fionn and how to improve the site and services An Sionnach Fionn offers. An Sionnach Fionn welcomes your input, and the following terms ensure that An Sionnach Fionn can use your contributions to improve the site.
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9. Defamatory Content
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10. Disclaimer and Waiver
An Sionnach Fionn does 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. An Sionnach Fionn therefore disclaims 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.
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You acknowledge that your use of AnSionnachFionn.com 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 An Sionnach Fionn for any loss, damage, costs or injury arising from such use.
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- Your use of AnSionnachFionn.com 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 AnSionnachFionn.com; or
- The infringement by you of any intellectual property rights.
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15. Availability of Service
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Where possible, An Sionnach Fionn will use reasonable efforts to give users fair notice of technical difficulties or termination or suspension of their access to AnSionnachFionn.com. However you agree that An Sionnach Fionn 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.
In partnership with WordAds, an Automattic Inc. company, AnSionnachFionn.com features a limited number of discrete advertisements. The types of ads, placement, target audiences, data collection and so on are the sole responsibility of WordsAds. The website accrues a limited income from its WordAds’ partnership, which is offset against administrative costs (registration fees with WordPress.com – an internet hosting and content management service provider from Automattic, Inc. – and so on).
An Sionnach Fionn, a non-profit independent media platform, does not accept commercial sponsorship, product placement or content advertising.
17. About An Sionnach Fionn
An Sionnach Fionn is an independent, non-corporate, non-profit media platform or “blog”. It is not a commercial company or enterprise. The website, AnSionnachFionn.com, is registered in Scottsdale, Arizona, and hosted in San Francisco, California. It is hosted by WordPress.com, an Automattic Inc. company. The site and its contents are subject to the state and federal laws of the United States of America.
Current Revision, 15: 31.05.2018