Terms and Conditions for Use of the Website
Access to and use of www.eureporter.co, www.eureporter.ie and www.eureporter.tv and its newsletters (‘website’) is provided by EU REPORTER Ltd, UK Registered Office: 5 Ash Tree Court, Woodsy Close, Cardiff Gate Business Park, Cardiff, CF23 8RW . Registered in England and Wales, Company no: 6624898, VAT no: GB 995 6193 59
EU REPORTER may, at its discretion, change these Terms and Conditions (‘terms’).
If you (‘user’) do not agree to be bound by these terms, you should not contribute content to or use the website or subscribe to its newsletters.
1. Content of the Website
(a) While the information contained within the website is periodically updated, no guarantee is given that the information provided in this website is correct, complete, and/or up-to-date.
(b) The contents contained on the website are provided for general information purposes only and do not constitute legal or other professional advice on any subject matter.
(c) EU REPORTER does not accept any responsibility for any loss which may arise from reliance on the contents contained on the website.
(d) This website and its contents are provided ‘AS IS’ and ‘AS AVAILABLE’ without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement.
(e) User agrees to use the website and its contents only for lawful purposes and in a way that does not infringe the rights of, restrict or inhibit anyone else’s use and enjoyment of the website and its contents. Prohibited behaviour includes harassing or causing distress or inconvenience to any person, transmitting obscene, untrue or offensive content or disrupting the normal flow of dialogue within EU REPORTER.
2. Copyright and Trademarks
(a) All copyright, trademarks, design rights, patents and other intellectual property rights (registered or unregistered) on the website and all contents (including all applications) located on the website shall remain vested in EU REPORTER or its licensors.
(b) The names, images and logos identifying EU REPORTER or third parties and their products and services are subject to copyright, design rights and trademarks of EU REPORTER and/or third parties. Nothing contained in these terms shall be construed as conferring any license or right to use any trade mark, design right or copyright of the EU REPORTER or any third party.
(c) Photographs and videos are the copyright of the EU REPORTER, unless explicitly mentioned otherwise and credited
3. Use of the Website
(a) Permission is given for the downloading and temporary storage of the website for the purpose of viewing on a personal computer or mobile communications device.
(b) The contents of the website are protected by copyright under international conventions and, apart from the permission stated, the reproduction, permanent storage, or re-transmission of the contents is prohibited without prior written consent.
(c) Occasional republishing of print or video (once a week or less frequently), for non-commercial use is allowed only with indication of the source and by linking to the original article. Any other use is subject to syndication is allowed only with prior approval of EU REPORTER and may be subject to a fee. For details in this sense please contact [email protected]
4. Third Party Content and Website
(a) Some contents (including links, letters to the editor, blog posts and comments to articles) of the website are supplied by a third party and may lead to other websites, including those operated and maintained by third parties (‘Third Party Content’).
(b) EU REPORTER includes Third Party Content solely as a convenience to its users, and the presence of such contents does not imply EU Reporter’s responsibility for them, for the linked website or an endorsement of the contents or the linked website or its operator.
(c) The Third Party Content must be legal, decent, truthful, honest, civil and tasteful. It must not be disruptive or offensive. It must not contain unlawful content, inappropriate user names (e.g. vulgar, offensive etc.) or off-topic material.
(d) Third Party Content may include placed articles, either pro-bono or for payment, and may be identified as a journalistic contribution in the name of the journalist, as a guest post in the name of the author, as a sponsored post in the name of the sponsor, as an advertorial in the name of the advertiser, or in some other manner. In all cases the responsibility for fact checking of the content rests with the provider of the article, who guarantees to EU REPORTER the accuracy and truthfulness of the content and agrees to indemnify EU REPORTER LTD against all costs and legal penalties or remedies resulting in any actions brought against EU REPORTER in any court throughout the world as a result of publication of the said article. Any Third Party Content which results in any legal claim against EU REPORTER, or is found to be inaccurate , untruthful or malicious will be removed from the website immediately. If the offending article is "paid for placed content" "sponsored" or "advertorial" no refunds will be given.
(d) Advertising in Third Party Content is not allowed unless prior written approval of EU REPORTER has been given.
(e) By sharing any Third Party Content (including any text, photograph, graphic or video) with EU REPORTER you grant to EU REPORTER, free of charge, permission to use the material in any way it wants (including modifying and adapting it for operational and editorial reasons) for EU REPORTER services. In certain circumstance EU REPORTER can share your contribution with third parties.
(g) Address Third Party Content to the editor at [email protected]
Language translations of EU Reporter's master English language content are provided by an Artificial Intelligence algorithm and intended only as a general guide. EU Reporter does not accept any responsibility for the accuracy of translations, and cannot accept any requests for any alterations of these machine translations.
6. Privacy Protection
User’s personal information will be protected and will not be sold, traded or rented to third parties, unless specifically mentioned.
A user who no longer wishes to receive EU Reporter’s newsletters may opt-out by clicking on an unsubscribe link on the bottom of a newsletter and following the link.
8. Force Majeure
EU REPORTER will not be liable or deemed to be in default for any delay or failure in performance or interruption of the delivery of any content resulting from any cause beyond its control, including but not limited to failure of electronic or mechanical equipment or communication lines, telephone or other problems, computer viruses, unauthorized access, theft, operator errors, severe weather, earthquakes or natural disasters, pandemic, strikes or other labour problems, wars, or governmental restrictions.
Users agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless EU REPORTER, its partners, clients, employees, officers and directors, from and against any and all claims, liabilities, penalties, settlements, judgments, fees (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising from (i) any Content that the user or anyone may submit, post or transmit to the website (including Third Party Content); (ii) the user’s use of the EU REPORTER services; (iii) the user’s violation of these Terms; and (iv) any violation or failure by ser to comply with all laws and regulations in connection with the Services.
10. Jurisdiction and Arbitration
(a) These terms shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and Wales, which shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any disputes.
(b) If any provision of this agreement is held by a court of jurisdiction to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect.
(c) Any cause of action of yours with respect to these terms must be filed in a court of competent jurisdiction within one year after the cause of action has arisen, or such cause will be barred, invalid, and void.
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Commercial Terms and Conditions
1. GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
I.1. Contracting Parties
(a) The wording of these Commercial Terms and Conditions is binding on the Contracting Parties, i.e. the Client and the Provider.
(b) The Client – an organisation entering into a written contractual agreement with the Provider (e.g., EU REPORTER, Sponsor, Advertiser, EU Projects, Syndication partner, Client of the Agenda, Job Site or Press Release Services).
(c) The Provider – HALF TIDY LTD operating the website ‘EU REPORTER.CO” and “EU REPORTER.TV’ (‘the Site’) and providing services of an EU online medium. The Provider is registered in England and Wales as HALF TIDY LTD trading as EU REPORTER, Company no: 6624898, VAT no: GB 995 6193 59
I.2. Introductory Provisions
(a) These are considered to be the Commercial Terms and Conditions of the Provider.
(b) These terms and conditions are applicable to the Provider and its Clients as of 24th December 2010.
(c) The Commercial Terms and Conditions form an integral part of any contract between the Client and the Provider.
(d) A contract between the Client and the Provider is established on the basis of a written order – also in the form of electronic mail and electronic order forms (hereinafter the ‘Order’).
(e) Unless the Provider informs the Client within two (2) business days after having received an order that it does not accept certain conditions of the Order, the conditions mentioned in the Order will be deemed valid for the relationship between the Contracting Parties.
(f) A contract between the Client and the Provider is also established if the Client accepts a proposal from the Provider to change the conditions of an Order. Then the contractual relations are governed by the latest agreed conditions.
(g) The agreed conditions of the contractual relations may be amended or cancelled only on the basis of the express agreement of the two Contracting Parties.
I.3. Subject Matter of the Performance
The subject matter of the performance is the provision of services connected with the Provider’s line of business, in particular the performance of provision of services provided for Advertisers, Sponsors, EU Projects, Syndication partner and Clients of the Jobsite, Agenda and Press Release Services (hereinafter the “Job”) according to the requirements specified in the Order.
I.4. Editorial Independence
The Provider works on the basis of editorial independence and does not limit its coverage to its Clients. Principles are explained in EU Reporter’s Editorial Mission.
I.5. Contract Renewal and Termination
(a) Contract Renewal applies to Sponsors
(b) Contract Renewal occurs automatically one year after the date of signature (‘Renewal Date’), and each subsequent year, unless either party cancels the contract by registered mail at the latest one month prior to the Renewal Date. The price of each renewal will rise by 5 per cent, unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Contracting Parties at the latest one month prior to the Renewal Date.
(c) If requested by the Client, the Provider offers an achievement meeting and provides an annual report about the services provided, advertising implemented and statistics 6 weeks prior to the renewal date.
I.6. Conditions Governing Unused Job
(a) Any Job, which was ordered, but has not been used by the Client until the Renewal Date (e.g. advertising, job adverts), cannot be transferred into the period after the Renewal Date, unless agreed by written consent of both Contracting Parties.
(b) Transfer of this Job in favour of other organisations is not possible, unless agreed by written consent of both Contracting Parties.
I.7. Clients Mentioned in Publications
Clients may be mentioned (with logo and/or name) in the Provider’s print and electronic publications. The Provider provides this as a service to the Client to increase its visibility in EU circles. If a Client wishes not to be mentioned in such publications, it should mention this to the Provider and include this into the Order.
I.8. Copyright and Trademarks
The Provider is not liable for any possible consequences connected with any infringement of copyright.
I.9. Cooperation and Trust
(a) The Client commits, until one year after the end of any agreement, not to recruit passively or actively any individual member of the Provider’s team, be it full time or part time, as employee or service provider, without prior written consent of the Provider.
(b) The Provider welcomes enquiries and proposals made by intermediates such as agencies or consultancies on behalf of other companies that are new prospects, not yet in contact with the Provider. In such cases, the Provider respects the value of the contacts and ideas provided, and aims to respect the role of the intermediate, including - if requested - their wish to be informed of contacts with that customer.
I.10. Privacy Protection
(a) The Provider will protect any personal or Client’s information provided to it. The Provider is committed to protect privacy and will not sell, trade or rent private information to third parties, unless specifically mentioned.
(b) The Provider undertakes to maintain confidentiality regarding any dealings connected with the subject of the performance.
All prices in the price list of services are exclusive of VAT. VAT will be applied according to UK VAT rules.
I.12. Terms of Payment
(a) The Provider is entitled to issue an invoice as soon as a Job is completed in accordance with the Order or as soon as the Client becomes an Advertiser or Sponsor.
(b) The price of the Job will be paid on the basis of the invoice issued by the Provider, the maturity of which will be specified in this invoice.
(c) The Client should pay for the Job in one instalment within the period specified below, counted from the invoice date to the Provider’s UK bank account, unless otherwise stated in the Order. If the payment conditions in the Order conflict with these Terms, the former should apply.
(d) Client Payment is due 30 calendar days after invoice has been issued unless specified otherwise in the contract.
I.13. Late Payment
If a Client does not pay on time after a reminder, the Provider reserves the right to (i) charge interest of 5 per cent per month applied on the amount invoiced excluding VAT from the initial due date, (ii) remove any advertising material or references to the Client from the Site, (iii) take any legal steps.
I.14. Defective Job
(a) A completed Job is considered defective if it has not been performed in accordance with the Order.
(b) In all other cases, the Job shall be considered to have been performed properly.
(a) Any complaints will be made in writing. The complaint must state the grounds for the complaint, and describe the nature of the defects.
(b) If the Provider recognizes the Client’s complaint as justified, it shall provide a revision of the Job at its own expense.
I.16. Deadline for Complaints
(a) Any claims arising out of the liability for defects cease to be valid if they are made belatedly.
(b) The Client is obliged to file any claims based on any defects in a Job without undue delay immediately upon discovering such defects.
I.17. Withdrawal from the Contract
(a) Either Contracting Party has the right to withdraw from the contract if, after entering into the contract, insurmountable impediments arise on its part which prevent it from fulfilling its obligations.
(b) The Contracting Party withdrawing from the contract must inform the other Contracting Party of this fact in writing.
(c) The Provider is not liable to the Client for damage incurred due to the non-performance of a concluded contract if it is a result of unforeseeable and unavoidable events the occurrence of which the Contractor could not have prevented (see paragraph I.20 below).
I.18. Governing Law and Jurisdiction
(a) These terms shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and Wales which shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any disputes.
(b) In case of difficulty to implement or interpret these Terms, it will be submitted to arbitration by one arbiter designated by common agreement of the Contracting Parties, within one month of one party requesting it. In case the parties cannot agree on a joint arbiter, within one additional month, each one will designate one arbiter, and both arbiters will designate a third one. The parties will be bound by the findings of the arbiter(s).
(c) The language of proceedings will be English and the legal principles will be those of English law and case law.
I.19. Severability/Survival/Statute of Limitations
(a) If any provision of this agreement is held by a court of jurisdiction to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect.
(b) Any cause of action of the Client with respect to these Terms must be filed in a court of competent jurisdiction within one year after the cause of action has arisen, or such cause will be barred, invalid, and void.
I.20. Force Majeure
The Provider, its affiliates and its information providers will not be liable or deemed to be in default for any delay or failure in performance or interruption of the delivery of the Content resulting directly or indirectly from any cause or circumstance beyond its or their reasonable control, including but not limited to failure of electronic or mechanical equipment or communication lines, telephone or other problems, computer viruses, unauthorized access, theft, operator errors, severe weather, earthquakes or natural disasters, strikes or other labour problems, wars, or governmental restrictions.
I.21. Changes to these Terms and Conditions
The Provider reserves the right to amend or modify these Terms or impose new Terms and Conditions at its convenience. Either Contracting Party will be deemed to have accepted all the new changes 24 hours after they become effective on the Site. Contact [email protected] for more information.
II.1. Introductory Provisions
The following conditions apply to those Clients using the Provider’s advertising services on the Site, its partner web sites and in the Newsletters published by the Provider (the ‘Advertisers’).
II.2. Advertising Services
The Job is the provision of advertising services (‘Advertising’) specified by the Advertiser in the Order and media plan on the agreed dates and delivered in the agreed manner.
II.3. Organization of Advertising
(a) Advertising is organized in amount of weeks, starting on Monday and ending on Sunday the same week, unless agreed otherwise by the Contracting Parties.
(b) After initial agreement, the Provider will first send a proposal of a media plan mentioning the period and position of advertising materials on the Site and in its newsletters. The Provider will also attach a proposal of an Order based on the initial agreement.
(c) By delivering the Order to the Provider, the Advertiser undertakes to accept the media plan and the completed Job and to pay the final price for the Job.
II.4. Advertising Exclusivity
Unless explicitly stated in the Order, the Advertiser’s Advertising on the Site or on its sections or in its Newsletters is not exclusive, i.e. the Advertiser shares the same advertising position with other Advertiser(s).
II.5. Creation of Advertising Material
(a) After reception of the Order, advertising material will be created according to Advertising Specifications either by the Advertiser or by the Provider.
(b) The Advertiser can provide the Provider with its own Advertising Material: (i) the Advertising Material submitted by the Client must be in line with EU Reporter’s Advertising Specifications; (ii) the Advertiser submits the Advertising Material by at least 5 business days before the start of the campaign.
(c) If the Advertiser requests so, the Provider designs the Advertising Material for the Advertiser: (i) the Provider will request visual and text material from the Advertiser which will be used as an inspiration for creating Advertising Material; (ii) once the Advertising Material is created by the Provider, it will send it to the Advertiser for approval, with a limit of three drafts including the final version for publication. Further drafts may be subject to a fee. Any Advertising Material created by the Provider will remain its own property and may not be re-used without prior written permission.
II.6. Responsibility for the Advertising Material
(a) In both cases the Advertiser accepts full responsibility for the messages and content of the Advertising Material. The Provider reserves the right not to publish a part or the whole Advertising Material, without any indemnity, even if its contact person initially acknowledged the Advertising Material, if it considers it aggressive, inappropriate, too 'flashy' or for any other reason.
(b) The Provider does not accept advertisements that expand outside of the designated ad space, without prior written agreement.
Email to [email protected] if you would like to receive more information regarding the Provider’s services for Advertisers.
III.1. Introductory provisions
(a) The following Terms apply to Clients with a sponsorship, corporate reputation or communication partnership agreement (the ‘Sponsor’).
(b) Sponsorship is a form of public support of the Sponsor to the Provider. The Provider aims at helping efficiency and transparency of the EU community through the provision of information on EU affairs, mainly online.
(c) Sponsorship is support for: (i) either the whole platform or (ii) for a more informed debate on a given section or sub-section.
(d) The Provider reserves the right to create other types of sponsorship, including for example country sponsorship, or content media and event partnerships.
(e) Sponsorship is for one year, for one language version (English unless stated otherwise). Sponsorship is automatically renewed according to these Terms (see sub-section I.5 above).
III.2. No-influence of the Sponsor
(a) The Provider is a neutral media platform for all EU actors, providing no lobbying services. As a UK Limited Company, the Provider is subject to auditing requirements and to publication of its accounts.
(b) Sponsors exercise no direct influence on the editorial content nor are they meant to support this content.
IV.3. The services provided for Sponsors
(a) The Provider will provide visibility to the name and/or logo of the sponsor. This includes presence on the Site, which shall be accessible to the public for free, and on paper publications, as well as mentions at press conferences, if any are held. Should it wish so and state it with reasonable notice, a sponsor may decline the presence of its logo on any of these media.
(b) The Job is the provision of services specified by the Client in the ‘Order’ and may include: I. Visibility and section focus – organized according to the following table
|Type of Sponsor||Visibility and association to sections|
|EU REPORTER.CO Web Site||All sections of web site|
|EU REPORTER.CO Web Page||One particular section web page|
|EU REPORTER Whole Magazine||Magazine font page|
|EU REPORTER Magazine page||Associated to one page in printed and electronic magazine|
|EU REPORTER.TV LIVE||Live online TV channel|
|EU REPORTER.TV Watch Again||Web TV Video on demand|
|EU REPORTER iPhone & iPad APPs||Live online TV channel Web TV Video on demand|
(c) Logo visibility and name mention –
Sponsors enjoy a high level of permanent logo visibility and name mention.
The visibility on the Web Site is provided through the Sponsor’s logo and link to the Sponsor’s corporate web site.
The visibility in the Magazine is provided by the logo of the Sponsor and a printed link to the Sponsor’s corporate web site.
The visibility on the Live Web TV is provided through the Sponsor’s logo.
The visibility on the Web TV Video On Demand is provided through the Sponsor’s Logo.
The visibility on the iPhone and iPad Apps is provided through the Sponsor’s logo and link to the Sponsor’s corporate web site.
(d) Advertising (conditions of section II above. Advertising applies).
(e) Networking and event association - Sponsors may be invited to public events organized by the Provider, including workshops, (ii) conferences. For an additional fee, Sponsors may become associated with these events. In that case, they have logo visibility on the invitations and programmes, they are publicly mentioned during the event and may have a speaking slot and input on programme and participants' list. Sponsors may also suggest topics for the workshops, to which they would then be associated if the suggested workshop takes place.
IV.4. Modularity of Services
Services of the sponsorship package are modular, allowing for sponsors to easily replace one service with another, upon agreement with the Provider.
IV. 5. Notification in the case of changes
The Provider undertakes to do its best to achieve exposure for sponsors similar to that indicated in the order form or exchanged correspondence before the sponsoring starts. It reserves the right to modify these when necessary and will inform sponsors of any major changes.
Email to [email protected] if you would like to receive more information regarding the Provider’s services for Sponsors.
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