The policies below are applicable to websites of Global Times, including
• www.globaltimes.cn (and any versions optimized for viewing on a mobile device);
• all email newsletters published or distributed by Global Times;
• all apps published by Global Times;
and all other interactive features, services, and communications provided by Global Times (collectively “Sites”), however accessed and/or used, that are operated by us, made available by us, or produced and maintained by Global Times (collectively “GT” or “we”, “us”, or “our”).
In addition to the Content on the Sites, the Sites provide you with opportunities to submit content and participate in various services (“Services”). BY USING OUR SITES AND THE SERVICES YOU ARE ACCEPTING THE PRACTICES DESCRIBED IN THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, PLEASE DO NOT USE THE SITES AND EXIT IMMEDIATELY.
We reserve the right to modify or amend these terms and conditions at any time without prior notice. Your continued use of our websites and any affiliate sites following the posting of changes of these terms will mean your acceptance of those changes. Unless we provide you with specific notice, no changes to our terms and conditions will apply retroactively.
This is a legal agreement between you (“you” or “user”) and GT that states the material terms and conditions that govern your use of the Sites. These Terms and Conditions, together with all updates, supplements, additional terms, and all of GT’s rules and policies collectively constitute these “Terms and Conditions” between you and GT. BY ACCESSING THE SITES, YOU AGREE TO BE LEGALLY BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
GT grants you a limited, revocable, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to access and make personal, non-commercial use of the Sites or their Content and not to modify all or any portion of the Sites or their Content. This license does not include any resale or commercial use of the Sites or their Content; any derivative use of the Sites or their Content; any downloading or copying of Content for the benefit of a third party; or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools. The Sites and/or any portion of the Sites may not be reproduced, sold, resold, visited or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without GT’s prior express written consent.
All of the content featured or displayed on the Sites, including without limitation text, graphics, photographs, images, moving images, sound, and illustrations (“Content”), are owned by GT, its licensors, vendors, agents and/or its Content providers. Except as may be otherwise indicated in specific documents within the Sites or as permitted by any applicable local copyright laws, you are authorized to view, play, print and download copyrighted documents, audio and video found on our Sites for personal, informational, and noncommercial purposes only. Except as permitted by any applicable local copyright laws, you may not modify any of the materials and you may not copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer or sell any Content, information or work contained on the Sites. Except as authorized under any applicable local copyright law, you are responsible for obtaining our prior written permission before reusing any copyrighted material that is available on the Sites. You shall comply with all applicable domestic and international laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations regarding your use of the Sites and Services. The Sites, its Content and all related rights shall remain the exclusive property of GT or its licensors unless otherwise expressly agreed. You will not remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary notices from material found on these Sites.
All trademarks, service marks and trade names of GT used herein (collectively “Marks”) are trademarks or registered trademarks of GT or its partners, vendors or licensors. You may not use, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, distribute, or modify the Marks in any way, including in advertising or publicity pertaining to distribution of materials on the Sites, without GT’s prior written consent. The use of the Marks on any other web site or network computer environment is not allowed. You shall not use GT’s name or any language, pictures or symbols which could, in GT’s judgment, imply GT’s endorsement in any (i) written or oral advertising or presentation, or (ii) brochure, newsletter, book, or other written material of whatever nature, without our prior written consent.
Where GT has specifically invited or requested submissions, GT encourages members of the public to submit user published content or user content (e.g. comments to stories, etc.) to GT that they have created for consideration in connection with the Site (“User Submissions”). User Submissions remains the intellectual property of the individual user. By posting content on our Site, you expressly grant GT a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, fully paid-up worldwide, fully sub-licensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, transmit, perform and display such content and your name, voice, and/or likeness as contained in your User Submission, in whole or in part, and in any form throughout the world in any media or technology, whether now known or hereafter discovered. ANY SUCH USER SUBMISSIONS ARE DEEMED NON-CONFIDENTIAL AND GT SHALL BE UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO MAINTAIN THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF ANY INFORMATION, IN WHATEVER FORM, CONTAINED IN ANY USER SUBMISSION.
GT does not encourage, solicit, and does not seek User Submissions that result from any activity that: (i) may create a risk of harm, loss, physical or mental injury, emotional distress, death, disability, disfigurement, or physical or mental illness to you, to any other person, or to any animal; (ii) may create a risk of any other loss or damage to any person or property; (iii) may constitute a crime or tort. You agree that you have not and will not engage or solicit in any of the foregoing activities in connection with producing your User Submission. Without limiting the foregoing, you agree that in conjunction with your User Submission, you will not inflict emotional distress on other people, will not humiliate other people (publicly or otherwise), will not assault or threaten other people, will not enter onto private property without permission, will not impersonate any other person or misrepresent your affiliation, title, or authority, and will not otherwise engage in any activity that may result in injury, death, property damage, and/or liability of any kind. GT will reject any submissions in which GT believes, in its sole discretion, that any such activities have occurred. If notified by a user of a submission that allegedly violates any provision of this Terms and Conditions, GT reserves the right to determine, in its sole discretion, if such a violation has occurred, and to remove any such submission from the Site at any time and without notice.
USER PUBLISHED CONTENT DOES NOT REPRESENT THE VIEWS OF GT OR ANY INDIVIDUAL ASSOCIATED WITH GT, AND WE DO NOT CONTROL THIS CONTENT. In no event shall you represent or suggest, directly or indirectly, GT’s endorsement of user published Content. GT does not vouch for the accuracy or credibility of any user published Content on our Sites, and does not take any responsibility or assume any liability for any actions you may take as a result of reading user published Content on our Sites. Through your use of the Sites and Services, you may be exposed to Content that you may find offensive, objectionable, harmful, inaccurate or deceptive. There may also be risks of dealing with underage persons, people acting under false pretense and international trade issues. BY USING OUR SITES, YOU ASSUME ALL ASSOCIATED RISKS.
Creating or maintaining any link from another web site to any page on the Sites without our prior written permission is prohibited. Running or displaying the Sites or any information or material displayed on the Sites in frames or through similar means on another web site without our prior written permission is prohibited. Any permitted links to the Sites must comply will all applicable laws, rule and regulations.
From time to time, the Sites may contain links to web sites that are not owned, operated or controlled by GT or its affiliates. All such links are provided solely as a convenience to you. If you use these links, you will leave the Sites. Neither we nor any of our respective affiliates are responsible for any content, materials or other information located on or accessible from any other web site. Neither we nor any of our respective affiliates endorse, guarantee, or make any representations or warranties regarding any other web sites, or any content, materials or other information located or accessible from any other web sites, or the results that you may obtain from using any other web sites. If you decide to access any other web sites linked to or from this Sites, you do so entirely at your own risk.
You are prohibited from posting or sending any unlawful, threatening, defamatory, libelous, obscene, pornographic or profane material or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense or give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law. Such violations may subject the sender and his or her agents to civil and criminal penalties. You further understand and agree that sending unsolicited email advertisements to any user of the Sites or the Sites or through voice computer systems is expressly prohibited by these Terms and Conditions. Any such unauthorized use of our computer systems is a violation of these Terms and Conditions and applicable “anti-spam” laws. In addition to any remedies that we may have at law or in equity, if we determine, in our sole discretion, that you have violated or are likely to violate the foregoing our internal policies related to commenting, we may take any action we deem necessary to cure or prevent the violation, including without limitation, banning you from leaving comments or participating in our forums and communities and/or the immediate removal of the related materials from the Sites at any time without notice. We will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order or subpoena requesting or directing us to disclose the identity of anyone posting such materials.
GT makes no promise that the Content or Services available on the Sites are appropriate or available for use in locations outside the People’s Republic of China (“Territory”), and accessing the Sites from territories where its Contents are illegal or unlawful is prohibited. If you choose to access this Site from locations outside the Territory, you do so at your own risk. It is your responsibility to ascertain and obey all applicable local and international laws in regard to the Content and Services available on the Sites.
You agree that you will not use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access the Sites for any purpose without our prior express written permission. Additionally, you agree that you will not: (i) take any action that imposes, or may impose in our sole discretion an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure; (ii) interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Sites or any activities conducted on the Sites; or (iii) bypass any measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the Sites.
You represent that you are over the age of 18, have the right and authority to enter into these Terms and Conditions, are fully able and competent to satisfy the terms, conditions, and obligations herein, and your use of the Sites and Services is and will be in compliance with all applicable laws. Furthermore, you shall be solely responsible for your own User Submissions and the consequences of posting or publishing them. In connection with User Submissions, you affirm, represent and warrant the following: (i) you have obtained all consents, and possess all copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret and any other proprietary rights, or the necessary licenses thereto, to grant the license in Section 4; (ii) if necessary you have the written consent of each and every identifiable natural person in the User Submission to use such persons name or likeness in the manner contemplated by the Sites and these Terms and Conditions, and each such person has released you from any liability that may arise in relation to such use; (iii) you have read, understood, agree with, and will abide by the terms of these Terms and Conditions; (iv) the User Submission and GT’s use thereof as contemplated by these Terms and Conditions and the Sites will not infringe any rights of any third party, including but not limited to any intellectual property rights, privacy rights and rights of publicity; (v) you have not and will not engage in any of the following in connection with the production of, your appearance in, or contribution(s) to your User Submission: infliction of injury to any person or animal, humiliation of any person (whether public or private), infliction of emotional distress on any person, assault or battery of any person, damage to any property without permission, entry on any property without permission, or any other act or omission that could give rise to civil and/or criminal liability; (vi) The User Submission does not contain: (a) material falsehoods or misrepresentations that could harm GT or any third party; (b) content that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, libelous, threatening, pornographic, harassing or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or violate any law; (c) advertisements or solicitations of business; or (d) impersonations of third parties, other than those which are readily apparent.
Your use of the Sites is at your risk. THE INFORMATION, MATERIALS, CONTENT, AND SERVICES PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THE SITES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, SECURITY OR NON-INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY. NEITHER GT, NOR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES WARRANT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE INFORMATION, MATERIALS, CONTENT OR SERVICES PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THE SITES. THE INFORMATION, MATERIALS, CONTENT AND SERVICES PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THE SITES MAY BE OUT OF DATE, AND NEITHER THE GT, NOR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES MAKES ANY COMMITMENT OR ASSUMES ANY DUTY TO UPDATE SUCH INFORMATION, MATERIALS, CONTENT, OR SERVICES. THE FOREGOING EXCLUSIONS OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES DO NOT APPLY TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY LAW. PLEASE REFER TO YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY SUCH PROHIBITIONS. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED FROM GT OR THROUGH THE SITES, CONTENT AND SERVICES WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold GT and any affiliated company or individual harmless from any and all liabilities, costs, and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, related to or in connection with (i) the use of the Sites or the Internet or your placement or transmission of any message or information on the Sites by you or your authorized users; (ii) your violation of any term of these Terms and Conditions, including without limitation, your breach of any of the representations and warranties above; (iii) your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any right of privacy, publicity rights or intellectual property rights; (iv) your violation of any law, rule or regulation of the People’s Republic of China or any other country; (v) any claim or damages that arise as a result of any User Submission that you provide to GT; or (vi) any other party’s access and use of the Sites with your unique username, password or other appropriate security code.
Neither GT nor you shall be responsible for damages or for delays or failures in performance resulting from acts or occurrences beyond their reasonable control, including, without limitation: fire, lightning, explosion, power surge or failure, water, war, revolution, civil commotion or acts of civil or military authorities or public enemies: any law, order, regulation, ordinance, or requirement of any government or legal body or any representative of any such government or legal body; or labor unrest, including without limitation, strikes, slowdowns, picketing, or boycotts; inability to secure raw materials, transportation facilities, fuel or energy shortages, or acts or omissions of other common carriers.
Any claim relating to, and the use of, the Sites and the Content is governed by the laws of the People’s Republic of China. You consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the people’s courts located in Beijing, China. A printed version of these Terms and Conditions will be admissible in judicial and administrative proceedings based upon or relating to these Terms and Conditions to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. We do not guarantee continuous, uninterrupted or secure access to the Sites or Services, and operation of the Sites may be interfered with by numerous factors outside of our control. If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck and the remaining provisions shall be enforced. You agree that these Terms and Conditions and all incorporated agreements may be automatically assigned by GT in our sole discretion. Headings are for reference purposes only and in no way define, limit, construe or describe the scope or extent of such section. Our failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not waive our right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches.
The Terms and Conditions are the entire agreement between the user and GT and supersede any prior understandings or agreements (written or oral).
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