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The following Terms and Conditions govern your access to and use of the services of Globalnewsmen.com and GlobalNewsmen mobile applications (the "Services"). Your access to and use of the Services is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. By accessing or using the Services you agree to be bound by these Terms. BY SUBMITTING ANY CONTENT to the News via GlobalNewsmen services YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND the Submission License (WHICH is incorporated herewith), WITH THE SAME FORCE AND EFFECT AS IF YOU SIGNED SUCH DOCUMENTS BY HAND. These terms can be amended at any time without any prior notice, and your continued usage of this Site will mean you accept those changes.
Terms on Embargo Countries
If you are located in a country embargoed by the United States, or if you are on the U.S. Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals you will not submit news reports to the News which carry a monetary compensation, or otherwise construed as commercial activities.
Security of Information
We consider your personal information and any of your news content as an asset that must be protected and we use lots of tools (encryption, passwords, physical security, etc.) to protect the data against unauthorized access and disclosure. However, as you probably know, third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions, and other users may abuse or misuse your personal information that they collect from the site. Therefore, although we work very hard to protect your privacy, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information or private communications will always remain private.
Your Account Protection
Password of your account is the key to your personal information and you news content. Do not disclose your GlobalNewsmen password to anyone. If you do so, remember that you are responsible for all actions taken in the name of your account. If your password has been compromised for any reason, you should immediately notify us and change your password. Remember, passwords must be at least 6 characters long and include at least one digit.
Disclosure of Your Information
Your personal information will be disclosed to the News Companies as part of each news report that you submit. Your profile will also be shown in the freelance global newsmen search, where News Channels and Newspapers may search for and request for a freelancership from you. We may disclose personal information to respond to legal requirements, enforce our policies, respond to claims where content or submission violate the rights of others, or protect anyone's rights, property, or safety. Such information will be disclosed in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
GlobalNewsmen is happy to introduce the Freelancership program. It is intended to connect Global Newsmen with News Providers around the world to accomplish better free-flowing exchange of information and content. GlobalNewsmen encourages your participation but asks you to remember that you are responsible for all your freelancership requests and acceptances of requests by others. Remember, this program does not and cannot create employer/employee or any other king of legal relationship between the freelancing parties.
Our Software License
GlobalNewsmen agrees to give you a worldwide, non-assignable and non-exclusive license to use the software provided by GlobalNewsmen, Inc. in connection with the services and permitted by these Terms and Conditions. License for GlobalNewsmen reporter user account is provided free of charge, however a service fee will apply when your News Reports are sold to the News, as more particularly described in Service Fees section of these Terms and Conditions. For News Channels, Newspapers, News Providers GlobalNewsmen provides different levels of licensing, after sign up grace period of three months has passed, if there is an intention to continue the use of GlobalNewsmen services.
You are responsible for any content you post and/or submit to the News via GlobalNewsmen, and for any consequences thereof. Each time you create a news report, before you share it with the news you must Accept the Submission License, which will become part of your news report. You agree that you grant this license to the news outlet to which you submit your content each time. Below is a Standard Submission License which is also made part of the Terms and Conditions:
By submitting information or content, including photos, videos, stories, comments, locations, titles ("Submitted Reports") to News Channels, Newspapers, News Providers, Online News, their agents and/or assigns ("the News') through GlobalNewsmen, you agree:
That such submissions are non-confidential for all purposes and you grant the News an irrevocable, nontransferable, nonexclusive, perpetual, worldwide, right and license to use, display, publicly perform, modify, reproduce, publish, distribute, modify, adapt, make derivative works of and otherwise commercially and non-commercially exploit your Submitted Reports and all copyright, trade secret, trademark or other intellectual property rights therein, in any manner or medium now existing or hereafter, with or without monetary compensation selected by you, without any obligation to give you credit. You represent and warrant that you have all the rights, power and authority necessary to grant the rights granted herein.
That submission of any Submitted Report in no way creates any obligation or duty on the part of the News to post or use such Submitted Reports.
That your Submitted Report does not contain any material or content of any type that infringes or violates any rights of any party and is not manipulated, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, slanderous, threatening, harassing, hateful, abusive, embarrassing to any other person or entity, or that is otherwise inappropriate and violates or infringes copyright, trademark, or any other personal or proprietary rights of any third party.
That the News shall use Submitted Reports solely for the purpose providing or broadcasting of news and no other purpose. The News shall not permit any other party to exhibit, possess, or otherwise use the Submitted Repots.
That this limited license shall be deemed as part of Submitted Report.
That this limited license is granted "as is" with all faults. Globalnewsmen expressly disclaims any and all warranties, including, without limitation, warranties of non-infringement, title, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
That GlobalNewsmen is an online and mobile service that connects You (the news submitter) with the News and is not a party to this License. GlobalNewsmen does not and cannot review every Submitted Report (but reserves the right to do so) and makes no warranty whatsoever in connection with the Submitted Reports. GlobalNesMen will not be liable to You or the News or to any party under any legal theory for any damages in connection to Submitted Reports and this license.
Payments and Reporting
In order to receive payments for your reports purchased by News Outlets you need to have a PayPal account. If you do not have one, please go to www.paypal.com and create an account with the same email address you have used for your GlobalNewsmen account. Each time a News Outlet purchases a report submitted by you, emails will be sent to you by GlobalNewsmen and PayPal notifying you of the purchase. You can log into your PayPal account in order to access your payments. Please allow 24-48 hours for funds to be sent via PayPal. You Agree that a service charge of 15% to GlobalNewsmen will already be deducted and forwarded to GlobanNewsmen by PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal account at the time your report is purchased, you will still receive an email from PayPal with instruction and a link you can follow to retrieve payments for your reports. If you already have a PayPal account created with a different email, we suggest the following two options: 1. Add the email address you have used to register at GlobalNewsmen to your PayPal account. To do so please go to www.paypal.com, login to your account, click on Edit and select option Add or Edit Email. 2. Change your GlobalNewsmen account email to match your PayPal account. Email address associated with your GlobalNewsmen account will be forwarded to the News Outlets for payments together with News Reports you submit.
Restrictions on Content
GlobalNewsmen does not and cannot review every content (but reserves the right to do so) and makes no warranty whatsoever in connection with the content submitted by users via GlobalNewsmen services. We reserve the right (but do not have obligation) to remove or refuse to transmit any Content and to terminate users or reclaim usernames. We also reserve the right to access, review and disclose any information as we reasonably believe is necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, enforce the Terms, including investigation of potential violations of the Terms also to detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, or respond to user support requests. GlobalNewsmen reserves the right to remove any content alleged to be infringing without prior notice and at its sole discretion.
GlobalNewsmen, Inc. does not endorse, support, represent or guarantee the completeness, truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any Content posted via its services or endorses any opinions expressed via its services. GlobalNesMen will not be liable to any party under any legal theory for any damages in connection to with content transmitted via its services.
Waiver and Severability
GlobalNewsmen's failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be deemed as a waiver of such right or provision. In the event that any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in full force and effect.
GlobalNewsmen services contain contact information to third-party News Outlets for news content submission and frelancership. This contact information has been collected via different sources, including by accessing public websites, associations, etc…You acknowledge and agree that GlobalNewsmen is not responsible for accuracy of such information and is not liable for damage caused by the wrongfulness of such information.
Any action against GlobalNewsmen relating to its Service must be brought, if at all, and are subject to the state and federal laws of the state of New York. You consent to jurisdiction and venue in the courts of State of New York, County of Kings. You waive any right to a jury trial in any suit arising out of or relating to the Services.