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The term “Users” refers to all visitors to the Site. You may be one of two types of Users: (i) a User with a registered account (“Registered Users”); and (ii) a User who is not a Registered User (“Unregistered Users”).
The Site uses the input of Registered Users, among other factors, to present to Users links to the “top” articles and content for a particular day for each of a variety of different subjects (the “Top Links”).
If you are a Registered User, the Site is provided solely (i) as a platform to recommend, advocate, share, comment on, discuss and vote for the articles and content that should be included in the Top Links relating to your particular and declared areas of expertise; (ii) to browse and click on the Top Links; (iii) to view detailed information about the recommendations, comments, voting histories, discussions and other content generated by you and other Registered Users on the Site regarding articles and content proposed to be included in the Top Links (whether or not they were so included) (“Commentary”); (iv) update the information you provided about yourself to Newsana including during registration; and (v) view limited information about yourself and other Registered Users (e.g., the Registered User’s rank, the Registered User’s name and bio), and for no other purposes (the “Permitted Use by Registered Users”).
Newsana also reserves the right to change the Site, any information, material or content (including, but not limited to, the Top Links and Commentary) contained on the Site (the "Content") at any time, and from time to time, without notice.
Use of the Site
Registration, Accounts and Passwords for Registered Users
If you choose to register as a Registered User, you will be required set up an account and will be asked to provide Newsana certain information. Upon completion of the registration process, you will be provided, or required to choose, a password and username, and/or other registration information. Should you choose to register as a Registered User, you agree to provide accurate and current information about yourself as required by the registration process and to promptly update such information as necessary to ensure that it is kept accurate and complete. You agree to be responsible for (i) maintaining the confidentiality of any passwords or other account identifiers related to the Site and (ii) all activities that occur under such password or account. Further, you agree to notify Newsana of any unauthorized use of your password or account. Newsana will not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, in any way for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of, or in connection with, your failure to comply with this Section.
Use of Commentary and Content
Additionally, you agree not to: (a) Post any materials, information or content constituting, advocating or encouraging conduct that would constitute a criminal offense or give rise to civil liability, or otherwise use the Site in a manner which is contrary to law or would serve to restrict or inhibit anyone else from using or enjoying the Site or the Internet; (b) defame, abuse, stalk, harass, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights of others, including without limitation, rights relating to privacy and publicity; (c) Post any inappropriate, unlawful, threatening, libellous, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, pornographic, indecent or unlawful material or information; and (d) Post any information, materials or content (including for greater certainty, software) which contains a virus, trojan horse, worm or other harmful or disruptive component.
Newsana takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any Commentary Posted on or through the Site. You are fully responsible for any Commentary you Post on or through the Site, any violation of the foregoing restrictions or any other harm resulting from your Posting of the Commentary. Any use of or reliance on Commentary found on the Site or otherwise obtained by you is entirely at your own risk.
Newsana does not endorse, support, represent or guarantee the completeness, truthfulness, accuracy or reliability of any Content, including without limitation any Commentary, Posted on or through the Site. You understand that by using the Site you may be exposed to Content that might be offensive, harmful, inaccurate, deceptive or otherwise inappropriate. Under no circumstances will Newsana be liable in any way for any Content, including without limitation, any errors or omissions in any Content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of or access to any Content Posted on or through the Site.
Newsana has no obligation to Post your Commentary and reserves the right, in its absolute discretion to remove or refuse to Post any of your Commentary on the Site.
All Content, including without limitation, the organization, design, compilation and “look and feel” of the Site, all designs, infrastructure graphics, pictures, illustrations, software, artwork, video, music, sound, names, words, titles, phrases, logos and marks displayed on the Site, are owned or licensed by Newsana or third parties and are protected by copyright, trade-mark and other intellectual property laws. Any feedback, comments or suggestions you may provide regarding the Site or Content is entirely voluntary and Newsana will be free to use such feedback, comments or suggestions as it sees fit without any obligation to you.
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No Unlawful or Prohibited Use
You agree that you will not, without Newsana’s prior written permission, use the Site and the Content for purposes other than the Permitted Use. You also agree that you will not, without Newsana’s prior written permission: (a) “frame”, “mirror” or otherwise incorporate the Site or the Content or any part thereof on any commercial or non-commercial website; (b) access, monitor or copy any Content of the Site using any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means or any manual process for any purpose without our express written permission; (c) violate the restrictions in any robot exclusion headers on the Site or bypass or circumvent other measures employed to prevent or limit access to the Site; or (d) take any action that imposes, or may impose, in Newsana’s discretion, an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on its infrastructure.
Third Party Sites
The Site provides links to third party websites, including the Top Links. Newsana does not endorse the information contained on websites accessed through any such links nor does it guarantee their quality, accuracy, reliability, completeness, currency, timeliness, non-infringement, merchantability or fitness for any purpose. The content in any linked website is not under Newsana’s control, and if you choose to access any such website, you do so entirely at your own risk.
You acknowledge and agree that your correspondence or business dealings with any third parties, including any merchants or advertisers, found on or through the Site are solely as between you and such third parties. Newsana assumes no responsibility whatsoever for any charges you or any User of your account incurs when making purchases or other transactions in this manner. You agree that Newsana will not be responsible or liable in any way for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of, or in connection with, any such dealings or transactions.
The downloading, buffering or accessing of Content is done at your own risk. Newsana cannot and does not guarantee or warrant that the Site or the Content are compatible with your computer system(s) or that the Site or the Content will be free of viruses, worms, trojan horses or disabling devices or other code that manifests contaminating or destructive properties. You are responsible for implementing safeguards to protect the security and integrity of your computer system(s), and you are responsible for the entire cost of any service, repairs or connections of and to your computer(s) system that may be necessary as a result of your use of the Site.
Communications Not Confidential
Newsana does not guarantee the confidentiality of any communications made by you via e-mail or otherwise through the Site.
Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability
THE SITE AND THE CONTENT ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND. USE OF THE SITE OR THE CONTENT IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. NEWSANA DOES NOT MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS ABOUT THE QUALITY, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENCY, OR TIMELINESS OF THE SITE OR THE CONTENT. THE SITE AND THE CONTENT MAY INCLUDE ERRORS, OMISSIONS AND INACCURACIES. NEWSANA DOES NOT ASSUME ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY ERRORS, OMISSIONS OR INACCURACIES IN THE SITE OR THE CONTENT.
THE CONTENT DISPLAYED ON THE SITE ARE INTENDED FOR EDUCATIONAL AND ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY, AND NEWSANA DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY OF THE CONTENT.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, NEWSANA DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS AND CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND WITH RESPECT TO THE SITE AND THE CONTENT WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR COLLATERAL, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OR THAT THE SITE OR THE CONTENT ARE OR WILL BE ERROR-FREE OR WILL OPERATE WITHOUT INTERRUPTION. IN NO EVENT WILL NEWSANA BE LIABLE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF DATA, PERSONAL INJURY, FINES, FEES, PENALTIES OR OTHER LIABILITIES), WHETHER OR NOT NEWSANA IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, RESULTING FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO MAKE USE OF, THE SITE OR THE CONTENT.
THE CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE TOP LINKS IS PROVIDED BY INDEPENDENT INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS WHO ARE NOT CONTRACTORS, AGENTS OR EMPLOYEES OF NEWSANA. NEWSANA IS NOT LIABLE FOR THE ACTS, ERRORS, OMISSIONS, REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, BREACHES OR NEGLIGENCE OF ANY SUCH CONTENT PROVIDERS OR FOR ANY PERSONAL INJURIES, DEATH, PROPERTY DAMAGE, OR OTHER DAMAGES OR EXPENSES RESULTING THEREFROM AND TAKES NO RESPONSIBILITY WHATSOEVER FOR THE CONTENT FROM THESE PROVIDERS.
If, despite the limitation above, Newsana is found liable for any loss or damage which arises out of or in any way connected with any of the occurrences described above, then the liability of Newsana will in no event exceed ten Canadian dollars (CDN$10.00) or the equivalent in local currency.
The limitation above reflects the allocation of risk between the parties. The limitations specified in this section will survive and apply even if any limited remedy specified in these terms is found to have failed of its essential purpose.
Professional Information Disclaimer
The Site may make available certain information, including through the Top Links or Commentary, related to various professional fields such as, without limitation, medicine and other health and fitness related matters, law, accounting and financial planning and investments (“Professional Information”). Professional Information is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only and should not be interpreted as a recommendation for a specific treatment plan, product or course of action. Professional Information not intended to and should not be used to replace consultations with a qualified medical, legal, financial or any other relevant professional. You agree that all risks associated with the use of, or reliance on, any Professional Information rests with you. You further agree that Newsana, including its suppliers, will not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, in any way for loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of, or in connection with your use of, or reliance on, any Professional Information.
You agree to defend and indemnify Newsana and any of its officers, directors, employees and agents from and against any claims, causes of action, demands, recoveries, losses, damages, fines, penalties or other costs or expenses of any kind or nature including but not limited to reasonable legal and accounting fees, brought by third parties as a result of:
(b) your violation of any law or the rights of a third party; or
(c) your use of the Site.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction
Except as restricted by applicable law, you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the Site.
Entire Agreement, Waiver and Severability
At Newsana Incorporated (“Newsana”) we are committed to protecting your privacy, and support a general policy of openness about how we collect, use and disclose your personal information (as defined below).
The purpose of this Privacy Statement is to inform you about Newsana’s practices relating to the collection, use and disclosure of personal information that may be provided through access to or use of our website or services or that may otherwise be collected by us. By using our services or website, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with the following terms and conditions.
This Privacy Statement also explains how you can contact us if you have a question about, want to make a change to or delete any personal information that Newsana may be holding about you. We strongly recommend that you take the time to read this Privacy Statement and retain it for future reference.
For the purpose of this Privacy Statement, personal information means information about an identifiable individual.
What Personal Information We Collect
Contact information (such as name, address, e-mail address and telephone number in a non-business capacity);
Demographic information (such as age, gender, education and occupation);
A photograph of you; and
Biographic information about you.
How We Use Your Personal Information
We use your personal information to:
Provide you with personalized services and interactive communication;
Provide you with timely and reliable services;
Do all the things necessary to administer those services;
Research, develop, manage, protect and improve those services;
Advise you about new features, products or services that may be of interest to you;
Develop and maintain our relationship with you and communicate with you;
Solicit information from you, including through surveys;
Respond to your questions or comments; and
Prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities.
When We Disclose Your Personal Information
Except with your consent, we will not sell, license, trade or rent your personal information to or with others.
Newsana may share personal information with third parties engaged to assist us in providing services to you or to carry out one or more of the purposes described above. These service providers are prohibited from using your personal information for any purpose other than to provide this assistance and are required to protect personal information collected by them on behalf of Newsana or disclosed to them by Newsana and to comply with the general privacy principles described in this Privacy Statement.
Newsana reserves the right to disclose personal information to a third party if a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena or court order legally requires or authorizes us to do so.
Newsana also reserves the right to disclose and/or transfer personal information to a third party in the event of a proposed or actual purchase, sale (including a liquidation, realization, foreclosure or repossession), lease, merger, amalgamation or any other type of acquisition, disposal, transfer, conveyance or financing of all or any portion of Newsana or of any of the business or assets or shares of Newsana or a division thereof in order for you to continue to receive the same products and services from the third party.
Knowledge and Consent
Newsana collects personal information about you only when you voluntarily provide it. Typically, we will seek consent for the use or disclosure of your personal information at the time of collection. In certain circumstances, consent may be sought after the information has been collected but before use (for example, when we want to use information for a purpose not previously identified).
The form of consent that we seek, including whether it is express or implied, will largely depend on the sensitivity of the personal information and the reasonable expectations of the individual in the circumstances.
You may withdraw consent at any time, subject to legal or contractual restrictions and reasonable notice. If you wish to withdraw your consent at any time, please contact us as outlined below (see “Contacting Us”). We will inform you of the implications of withdrawing consent.
We will not, as a condition of the supply of a product or service, require you to consent to the collection, use or disclosure of information beyond that required to fulfill the explicitly specified and legitimate purposes for which the information is being provided.
Use or Disclosure for Marketing Purposes
If you have not opted out of receiving marketing materials, we may also use (but will not disclose) your personal information to promote and market additional goods, services and special offers from us, our affiliates and/or our business associates, including by means of direct marketing. We may also disclose your name and mailing address to these affiliates and/or third party business associates so that they can send you promotional materials directly.
You can choose not to allow us to use or disclose your personal information for direct marketing purposes by indicating your preference on our website or by contacting us as outlined below (see “Contacting Us”).
When you visit our website, we may place a text file called a “cookie” in the browser directory of your computer’s hard drive. A cookie is a small piece of information that a website can store on your web browser and later retrieve. A cookie will be used to track your use of our website and other activities on our website as determined by Newsana. If you are a Registered User, a second cookie will be used to track more detailed information about your use of our website including your login status, page views, time on site, community activity, pitching, voting, social media, shares and other activities on our website as determined by Newsana. The cookie cannot be read by any website other than the one that set up the cookie. Some browsers can be set to reject all cookies. If you are a Registered User and choose to modify your browser in this manner, some pages of this website may not function properly.
For more information about cookies that may be set on your computer by visiting our website, please see the “Third Party Advertisers” section of this Privacy Statement.
How We Protect Your Personal Information
Newsana makes commercially reasonable efforts to ensure that personal information collected from you is protected against loss, theft and unauthorized access. This protection applies in relation to information stored in both electronic and hard copy form. Access to your personal information is restricted to selected employees or representatives. In addition, Newsana employs generally accepted information security techniques, such as firewalls, access control procedures and cryptography, to protect personal information against loss and unauthorized access.
Third Party Advertisers
The website may use third parties such as network advertisers to serve advertisements on the website and may use third party analytics service providers to evaluate and provide us and/or third parties with information about the use of the website and viewing of ads and of content on the website, including without limitation links to news articles and other content. Network advertisers are third parties that display advertisements, which may be based on your visits to the website and other websites you have visited. Third party ad serving enables us to target advertisements to you for products and services in which you might be interested.
The website’s third party ad network providers, the advertisers, the sponsors and/or traffic measurement services may themselves set and access their own cookies (including Flash cookies) and track certain behavioural usage information regarding users of your computer using their own tracking technologies. These third party tracking technologies may be set to, among other things: (a) help deliver advertisements to you that you might be interested in; (b) prevent you from seeing the same advertisements too many times; and (c) understand the usefulness to you of the advertisements that have been delivered to you.
While we may use a variety of companies to serve advertisements on the website, you may wish to visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/optout_nonppii.asp, which provides information regarding this practice by Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”) members, and your choices regarding having this information used by these companies, including the “opt-out” procedures of NAI members. Opting out of one or more NAI members only means that those NAI members will no longer be able to deliver targeted content and/or ads to you, which will affect this and other websites, but does not mean you will no longer receive any targeted content and/or ads. Also, if your browsers are configured to reject cookies when you visit this opt-out page, or you subsequently erase your cookies, use a different device or change web browsers, your NAI opt-out may not, or may no longer, be effective. Additional information is available on the NAI’s web site accessible by the above link. You may also opt-out of receiving third party behavioural ads by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance website at http://www.aboutads.info/choices/#completed.
Links to Third Party Sites
Retention and Storage of Your Personal Information
Newsana retains your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purpose(s) for which it was collected and to comply with applicable laws, and your consent to such purposes(s) remains valid after termination of our relationship with you.
For the purposes set out in this privacy statement, we or one of our affiliates or an unaffiliated service provider may process and store your personal information outside of the province in which you reside and/or outside of Canada, and under the laws of those other jurisdictions, in certain circumstances courts, law enforcement agencies, regulatory agencies or security authorities in those other provinces or foreign jurisdictions may be entitled to access your personal information.
Changes to this Privacy Statement
Newsana reserves the right to modify this Privacy Statement at anytime without notice to reflect changes in legal or regulatory obligations or changes in the manner in which we deal with personal information. The Privacy Statement posted at any time or from time to time via this website shall be deemed to be the Privacy Statement then in effect.
Correcting or Updating Your Information
You can help us maintain the accuracy of your personal information by notifying us of any changes to this information. You may contact us outlined below (see “Contacting Us”).
In the event that you have any questions about Newsana’s Privacy Statement or if you have reason to believe that Newsana may have failed to adhere to this Privacy Statement, you may contact us at: