Terms and Conditions
Welcome to our terms. They are designed to provide you with a guideline as to how all aspects of our services are accessed and how you can and should interact with our services.
Part 2 – House Rules
Our services are provided by and maintained by us for your personal information and communication.
The services offered by us include features, content, applications, competitions, prize draws and/or other promotions.
House Rules, which set out our approach to community interaction and how we moderate your content such as comments made in relation to our articles; and
Accessing our services
We may, at our discretion change, remove, suspend or discontinue any aspect of our services at any time including the availability of any content.
Using our services
Our content, trademarks, copyright, patents, logos, domain names and other related intellectual property rights or other features of our brand belong to us or to our licensors. Your use of our services does not grant you any rights in our intellectual property, or in our licensors’ intellectual property whether for commercial or non-commercial use.
We grant our users a licence to access and use our services and intellectual property rights (subject to your ability to access our services as set out above) and to the following usage restrictions:
(a) you may use our services for personal, private and non-commercial purposes; and
(b) you must not commercially exploit, or sell any content appearing on our services (this does not apply to any user content posted by you and in which you retain ownership rights. –See paragraph on user generated content below.
Third Party Content
Costs of using our services
We provide our users with a variety of services. To benefit fully from our services, we may occasionally require you to download our content and/or call our service providers.
Changes to our terms
User generated content
Users of our services may submit, post and/or upload content (including comments and pictures) to various parts of our services. In posting your content on our services, you confirm to us that you are the owner or have the consent from the owner to post the content and it does not violate the privacy rights, copyright and other intellectual property rights, contract rights or any other rights of any person.
By submitting content, you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, perpetual, royalty free worldwide license to use any of the content that you post on or in connection with our services. We do not claim any ownership rights in your content and you continue to retain all ownership rights in your content.
We do not endorse your content, or the content of journalists employed by us. We do not guarantee the accuracy or authority of your content. We reserve the right to remove your content at any time, and for any reason, in accordance with our House Rules.
If you believe that your rights have been infringed in relation to your content or that your content posted by other users is in breach of these above rules, contact email@example.com with details of the complaint and we will investigate.
We will aim to provide you with the best service we can, but our service is provided “as is” and we do not and cannot promise that all of the information we provide will always be 100% accurate.
Whilst we take every care to ensure that all information is accurate and complete, our third party partners supply some of it to us. We have no control over third party content and we are unable to guarantee the accuracy of such third party content. Before relying on any information, whether it is from us or from our third party partners, we advise you to verify the accuracy of such information.
Although we will do our best to ensure that our service is fully operational at all times, we are not responsible for any problems or temporary interruptions in using our services arising from factors outside of our control (e.g. electricity power interruptions or technical problems from traffic congestion on the internet) or for any problems arising from participating in or from downloading third party content.
Under no circumstances shall we be responsible for any loss or damage resulting from use of our services or from any content posted on or through our services.
Limitation of our liability to you
You agree that to the extent permissible by law, your sole and only remedy for any problems, issues or concerns with our service is to stop using our services.
The law that governs our services
Our content means any text, files, images, photos, graphics, video, sounds, or any other materials that we post on or through our services.
Third party content any text, files, images, photos, graphics, video, sounds, or any other materials posted on or through our services by our third party partners.
Us, our, we means The Express Newspaper whose registered office is at Pagat Place, Ginnery Corner or Angoni Media Ltd, its holding company.
Your content means any text, files, images, graphics, photos, video, sounds, or any other materials that a user posts on or through our services.
Part 2 – House Rules
You must be 18 or over to use our services. If you are under 18, please stop using our services.
We ask that you respect each other. In areas of our site where you can express yourself or interact with others, we ask that you stick to what is legal, tasteful and civil.
Our service is about our readers. We want to engage them and hear their views and we ask for their participation and vigilance. If you see something that has been posted by another reader and that you think is inappropriate, please let us know as soon as possible.
We ask that you do not post any content that:
is abusive, tribalistic, racist, homophobic, sexist, or demeaning to either sex, pornographic, sexually explicit, of a disturbing nature or that preaches, encourages or incites religious or ethnic hatred, or links to websites that promote the same;
breaks the law or condones, encourages or provides instructions for illegal or otherwise harmful activities;
prejudices pending or on-going criminal or civil court proceedings; makes defamatory comments about others;
infringes copyright or other intellectual property rights;
reveals personal details about another person, such as their surname, address, contact numbers, email address or other identifying information or breaches data protection law;
uses swear words or other language that is in any way unlawful, threatening, offensive, or in breach of any obligations of confidence or attempts to circumvent profanity filters in order to use swear words;
promotes commercial products or enterprises or repeatedly posts links to promote other sites and/or services; or
is an image of a child under 18.
harass, threaten or attack anyone or otherwise behave in any way that would cause annoyance or distress to others;
flood or “spam” our services or those who post content through our services;
upload, post or otherwise transmit material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programmes designed to corrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment connected to The Express;
transmit or knowingly receive information relating to (or include links to) terrorism, pornography, pirated software and/or computer games or other counterfeit goods;
collect and/or distribute personal data concerning other users;
impersonate another person, whether a friend, family member, celebrity, moderator, another user of our services or an employee of any member of The Express;
attempt to commercially gain from use of our services. This includes the transmission of advertisements and any other attempts to generate business from other users of our services;
post chain letters or pyramid schemes; or
advertise petitions or solicit donations for campaigns.
The following is also prohibited:
use of multiple logins for the purpose of disrupting the community or annoying other users of our services;
dissemination of “spoilers” such as material which contains plot developments which have not been transmitted on UK analogue or digital television (whether free-to air, cable or satellite). Such content will be deleted unless submitted in a designated “spoilers area”;
unauthorised access to the website, user accounts, computer system or networks connected to The Sun website via hacking, password mining or any other means;
posting content in languages other than English or Chichewa;
use of offensive or inappropriate screen names; or
deliberate misuse or spamming of the complaints facility.
We may amend the House Rules or any of our terms to ensure that we remain compliant with relevant laws and regulations and to ensure that we are constantly improving your use of our services.
We also collect information about how you use the website, your preferences and past browsing history. Cookies allow us to provide you with an enhanced experience and customised content and services. We are able to provide our advertisers with an ability to direct relevant advertisements to their audiences. We are able to track the responses to advertising. You are able to control advertising cookies and remove them through the tools on your web browser. If you require more information on this aspect you may visit www.allaboutcookies.org
The Express may obtain or infer information about your location. We use such information to infer the demographics of our users and to provide you with enhanced services, and appropriate advertising content that may be relevant to you and to obtain aggregate statistics for our advertising customers.