Terms of Service

1. Introduction
Terms of Service Agreement between Media Diplomat (Media Diplomat Global Ltd) and users (‘You/Your’) of the Media Diplomat website (‘Website’). Your use of the Website is subject to the following legally binding Terms of Service. Please read them carefully before entering the Website. You cannot enter this Website if you do not accept these Terms of Service.

2. Website Terms of Service
You may only use the Website for the genuine and proper purposes. This Agreement must be read in conjunction with the Privacy Policy. You can view the Privacy Policy here. The Website is owned and operated by Media Diplomat and this Agreement may be revised by Media Diplomat from time to time.

3. Use of the Website
You agree that You will use the Website in accordance with these Terms of Service and that You will not use the Website for any unlawful purpose. You will not violate or attempt to violate the security of the Website. You will not hack into the Website, Media Diplomat’s computer systems or the computer systems of other users of the Website. ‘Hacking’ means unauthorised access (including using another user’s login), malicious damage and/or interference and includes, without limitation, mail bombing, propagating viruses, worms or other types of malicious programs, deliberate attempts to overload a computer system, broadcast attacks or any other method designed to damage or interfere with the operation of a computer system or website. Your usage of the Website does not include a right to Deep Hyperlink to web pages within the Website without going through the Website homepage or other nominated entry points. You agree that You will only use the Website in a responsible manner and in accordance with all applicable laws, including in a manner that does not restrict others from enjoying the Website.

4. Use of the Website Internationally
You agree to comply with all local rules and laws regarding user conduct on the Internet and acceptable content. You further agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding obscene and indecent content and communications and those regarding the transmission of technical and personal data exported from the country in which you reside.

5. Your contributions to the Website
You may submit content to the Website for inclusion. Media Diplomat, at its sole discretion, may determine whether (or not) Your content will be included, and reserves the right to edit, or amend, any content submitted by You. You warrant that You are permitted to submit the content to the Website, and that You will not submit, post on the Website, or email any material in breach of any law, any obscene, explicit, pornographic, inflammatory material, or any material that could otherwise give rise to criminal or civil proceedings. You agree (and warrant) that you will only provide information to Media Diplomat if you own all of the intellectual property rights in that information. Except for your personal information (which is included under the Privacy Policy), You immediately assign to Media Diplomat, upon creation, all intellectual property rights in all information provided by You to Media Diplomat (including your Website postings). You agree to waive all moral rights in the content that You provide (and ensure that you obtain all moral rights waivers in relation to all the content that You provide) to Media Diplomat, and that these waivers require that You (and all applicable third parties) consent to any use which Media Diplomat (or any person permitted to do so by Media Diplomat) may require.

6. Provided Services
Media Diplomat reserves the right to add, modify or discontinue any of the services offered on the Website at any time without notice. Media Diplomat will not be held liable for any decision to add, modify or discontinue a service.

7. Registration as a Source
You can register to receive news source request emails from Media Diplomat by completing the Registration Form. You must provide a valid email address and a password. If you use LinkedIn registration you do not need to create a separate password. You agree not to provide this password to any third parties. Registration of the Website is free, and entitles You to see content on the Website. However, as a Source you are subject to the following rules and conditions: Spamming a journalist or blogger is grounds for being immediately banned from receiving news source requests or visiting the Website. Any response that does not specifically answer a news source request is regarded as spam. You may email forward news source requests but You may not post them on the web (e.g. blogs) unless given express permission. You are not allowed to collect email addresses obtained through the Website or email correspondence. If someone spams a journalist/blogger as a result of You forwarding or passing on the news source request, You will be seen as responsible for their actions and immediately banned from being a Source or visiting the Website. Under no circumstances may You request payment for comment or contribution to a request. Requesting payment is grounds for being immediately banned from receiving news source requests or visiting the Website.

8. Registration as a Reporter
You can register as a Reporter and post news source requests on Media Diplomat by completing the Registration Form. You must provide a valid email address and a password (if you use LinkedIn registration you do not need to create a separate password). You agree not to provide this password to any third parties. Registration of the Website is free, and entitles You to see content on the Website and send news source requests. However, as a Reporter you are subject to the following rules and conditions: As a Reporter You cannot request any form of compensation for a source to appear in their publication. Media Diplomat encourages Sources to tell us when Reporters request compensation; Submitting a Source Request does not guarantee the request will be published; Any request by a Reporter for an ‘opinion piece’ written by the Source will be contacted by Media Diplomat prior to being published on a case-by-case basis; Media Diplomat makes contact with students prior to publishing a news source request posted by the student on a case-by-case basis. Media Diplomat does not accept any request for a Source being used for a thesis, dissertation and essay. Media Diplomat does not publish news source requests that seek the participation in surveys, and competitions; Media Diplomat does not publish requests seeking article writers; Media Diplomat will not always notify you if your request is not published; Under no circumstances may You request payment for using a Source’s contribution for your story. Requesting payment is grounds for being immediately banned from using the Website and being removed as a Media Diplomat Reporter. Media Diplomat accepts no responsibility or liability in respect to inaccurate information sent to You by a Source. You may view Guidelines for Reporters on the Website.

9a. Media Diplomat Insider (Insider Member)
A Media Diplomat Insider Member is an individual with one email address & profile that has been activated as an Insider Member account.

9b. Media Diplomat Insider (Insider Member)
An Insider Member must follow the same rules as free users. An Insider Member is subject to the following rules and conditions: Spamming a journalist or blogger is grounds for being immediately banned from receiving news source requests or visiting the Website. Any response that does not specifically answer a news source request is regarded as spam. You may email forward news source requests but You may not post them on the web (e.g. blogs) unless given express permission. You are not allowed to collect email addresses obtained through the Website or email correspondence. If someone spams a journalist/blogger as a result of You forwarding or passing on the news source request, You will be seen as responsible for their actions and immediately banned from being a Source or visiting the Website. Under no circumstances may You request payment for comment or contribution to a request. Requesting payment is grounds for being immediately banned from receiving news source requests or visiting the Website.

9c. Media Diplomat Insider (Insider Member)
An Insider Member must also follow these rules. A) An Insider member responding must be the same person as the email address/profile associated with that account. B) Multiple people cannot use one account associated with one email address. C) An Insider Member cannot change their profile to another first and last name unless they can provide documentation that their legal name has changed. If abuse of these rules is found to have occurred Media Diplomat reserves the right to suspend and delete a Media Diplomat Insider account at any time without restrictions.

9d. Media Diplomat Insider (Insider Member)
A Media Diplomat Insider can cancel a plan ay any time. After cancellation is confirmed by Media Diplomat, usually within 1 working day, a Media Diplomat Insider member will not be billed again. By joining Insider through payment an Insider Member agrees that Media Diplomat will bill the Insider Member monthly with the amount associated with the plan. A refund may take place if i) by mistake an Insider Member has been billed after the confirmation date that the corresponding Insider Member account has been terminated. The confirmation date is the day & time that Media Diplomat emails the Insider User with confirmation the Insider account has been terminated, this email is the official confirmation for the purposes of any refund, ii) If a Media Diplomat Insider member is billed the wrong amount higher than the amount associated with the account, a refund of the difference can take place if requested by the Insider Member. By joining Insider a Media Diplomat Insider member agrees that under no other circumstances apart from i and ii stated in this paragraph will Media Diplomat issue refunds to an Insider Member. An Insider Member who cancels an Insider account will receive the Insider service up until the day before the Insider Member was due to pay the next bill.

10. Future changes
This Agreement will be reviewed and may be revised. Media Diplomat reserves the right to change this Agreement at any time, and revoke your registration. Any changes to this Agreement will be posted on the Terms of Service web page. Your continued use of the Website will constitute your acceptance of the variation of the Agreement (at Media Diplomat’s sole discretion) without notice to You.

11. Downtime
Website down-time, either scheduled or unscheduled, may occur on occasions. Media Diplomat will work within reason to ensure this amount of down-time is limited. Media Diplomat will not be held liable for the consequences of any down-time.

12. Intellectual Property
Reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form of the Website is prohibited other than for individual use only, and the contents of this Website may not be copied or otherwise shared with any third parties. Without limitation, You agree that You will not print, distribute, display, sell, publish, broadcast, circulate, disseminate or commercially exploit, in any form or by any method whatsoever, part or all of the contents of the Website, or incorporate the website material, or any part of it, in any work or publication, whether in hard copy, electronic, or any other form. Unless otherwise noted, all materials on this site are protected as the copyright, trade dress, trademarks and/or other intellectual properties owned by Media Diplomat or by other parties that have licensed their material to Media Diplomat. Media Diplomat’s trade marks on this site represent some of the trade marks currently owned or controlled in the United Kingdom. The display of these marks and of notices associated with these marks is not intended to be a comprehensive compilation of all worldwide proprietary ownership rights held by Media Diplomat. All rights not expressly granted are reserved. This Website may contain materials produced by third parties or links to other websites. Such materials and websites are provided by third parties and are not under Media Diplomat’s direct control and Media Diplomat accepts no responsibility or liability in respect of any such third party materials or for the operation or content of other websites (whether or not linked to this Website). You acknowledge that Media Diplomat is entitled to require you to remove any link from another website to this Website which you install without obtaining Media Diplomat’s prior written consent.

13. Limitation of Liability
In no event will Media Diplomat, or its suppliers or licensors, be liable with respect to any subject matter of this agreement under any contract, negligence, strict liability or other legal or equitable theory for: (i) any special, incidental or consequential damages; (ii) the cost of procurement for substitute products or services; (iii) for interruption of use or loss or corruption of data; or (iv) for any amounts that exceed the fees paid by you to Media Diplomat under this agreement during the twelve (12) month period prior to the cause of action. Media Diplomat shall have no liability for any failure or delay due to matters beyond their reasonable control. The foregoing shall not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law.

14. Indemnification.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Media Diplomat, its contractors, and its licensors, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of your use of the Website, including but not limited to your violation of this Terms of Service.

15. Termination
Media Diplomat reserves the right to cease providing services at any time. Media Diplomat shall not be liable to You for any cost, expense, or damages whatsoever for terminating this Agreement.

16. Governing law
These Terms of Service will be governed by and construed in accordance with English Law.

17. Definitions
“Agreement” means the Terms of Service that apply to the use of the Website which may be amended from time to time.
“Media Diplomat” means Media Diplomat Global Ltd
“Website” means internet website with the URL http://www.mediadiplomat.com
“You” means the user of the Website (and “Your” has the corresponding meaning).
“You” means the user of the Website (and “Your” has the corresponding meaning).
“Insider Member” are users who have Media Diplomat Insider activated.

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This terms of service was last modified on 20 August, 2014