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Terms & Conditions

Welcome to Impacting Jamaica (“the website”). If you wish to use this website or register to use its features, we invite you to read the Terms and Conditions.

These User Terms form a binding contract between you and Impacting Jamaica. By using this website, you therefore confirm that you are at least 17 years old, or if you are under 17 years old that you have obtained your parent’s or guardian’s consent. By using the website, you are deemed to have accepted these User Terms. These User Terms apply whatever method you have used to access the website, including but not limited to computer, portable device, digital television services and mobile phone. If you do not agree to any part of these User Terms you should stop accessing this website.

The Terms and Conditions of Use may be changed at any time so you should read them regularly.  

Subscription/Registration

Some services on the website may be restricted to users that have registered their details with us and created an account. If you decide to register for one of these services you agree:

(a) that your account details are personal to you and you will not disclose your account details to any third party;

(b) that you will not allow a third party to use your password for the purposes of gaining entry to services meant for registered users only and that you will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your user details are kept confidential and secure; and

(c) that you will not create an account using false information or impersonate another person when registering for a service on the website.

We may cancel your registered account at any time if for any reason we believe you have breached these requirements. We also reserve the right to disable your account details, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time if in our sole opinion you have failed to comply with any part of these User Terms.

GRANT OF RIGHTS

When you submit material (which includes comments, letters, articles, photographs, videos, audio files) you are deemed to submit the material for publication and you grant Impacting Jamaica royalty, free, non-exclusive permission to use the material in any of its publications and in any media throughout the world. Our use of the material includes publishing, republishing, incorporating, referring to, editing, modifying, removing, distributing all or part the material in any media we choose. These rights will continue to exist in perpetuity after you terminate, deactivate or cease using your account. We therefore are not obliged to comply with any request to cease using the material. Please do not submit material if you do not wish to grant us these rights.

GUIDELINES FOR USING THE INTERACTIVE FEATURES ON THE WEBSITE

Registered users of the website are required to adhere to socially acceptable and tasteful conduct. You shall at all times be respectful of the right of other users to freedom of expression. Please ensure that the material you submit does not breach any laws, is not defamatory, derogatory, abusive, racist, discriminatory, offensive, profane, sexually explicit, vulgar, obscene, threatening, infringe on the privacy rights of others, include links to other websites or breach the Intellectual Property Rights or Copyrights of others. The website is not to be used to incite violence against any person or group of persons, incite persons to engage in criminal activity or conduct attracting civil liability or prejudice ongoing legal proceedings. Please refrain from advertising or promoting products or services. If you wish to advertise on our website, please send your queries to impactingjamaica@gmail.com

The material you submit to us can be accessed by users of varied ages, gender and beliefs please bear this in mind and remain considerate of others and mindful of the content of your material. Your material may be rated as the best or worst by other users and may also be the subject of criticism, please do not take this personally and bear in mind the right of other registered users to express their opinions.

 Please do not use this website to be abusive or disrespectful of other users. If you have a personal interest in or are otherwise connected to a story please either refrain from commenting on the story or disclose your interest or connection in the appropriate circumstances.

For practical purposes not all comments submitted will be posted on the website and we reserve the right to limit the size and number of comments posted by an individual user in relation to a story. We reserve the exclusive right to permit comments in respect of some of our material and prohibit comments with respect to others. We would be happy to address your concerns so feel free to submit comments regarding the operation of the website to impactingjamaica@gmail.com

Registered users may submit comments or material throughout the website, subject to these terms and conditions.

We respect the privacy of our users and therefore ask that you do not disclose your personal information or that of others in the material you submit to us.

The objective of our various features is to encourage users to exercise their right to freedom of expression in a cordial and respectful environment, therefore we discourage forms of abuse meted out to our users. Please report any form of abuse or breach of these terms to impactingjamaica@gmail.com. Users who breach these terms may be suspended or banned from using our website or interactive features. If we suspend or ban you from using our website features, please do not re-register or submit material from another user’s account.

COPYRIGHT AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

When you submit material to us you are warranting that the material is either your original work or you have the consent of the owner(s) of the rights to the material to submit it to us for publication in accordance with these terms. Copyright and Intellectual Property Rights in the material you submit do not transfer to us and therefore you may permit other persons to use it. You however agree that we may, at our sole discretion, use your material without identifying you as the author of the material. Our Copyright & Disclaimer Policy applies to this Agreement.

LIABILITY FOR BREACH OF COPYRIGHT OR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

We will not be liable for any breach of Copyright or other Intellectual Property Rights as a result of publication of your material.  You will be exclusively liable for any breach of Copyright or other Intellectual Property Rights proven by a third party with respect to your material. It shall be your duty to prove ownership of the contested material. You agree to fully indemnify Impacting Jamaica its heirs, successors, directors, employees and agents from any and all causes of action, loss, damage, injury or costs incurred including attorneys’ fees and settlement fees as a result of its publication of your material.

DISCLAIMER

We receive material from third parties such as advertisements, comments, and links to other websites and content published on other websites. The material posted on this website is exclusively for educational and informational purposes. We do not purport to give medical, legal, financial or other professional advice to any user of the website. You agree not to rely on the content published on the website without first consulting experts in particular fields for professional advice. Consequently we are not liable for any costs incurred, loss, damage, injury or death suffered by any person as a result of use of the website, third party transactions or websites or breach of any of these terms.

By agreeing to these terms and conditions you agree not to initiate, pursue or assist in the commencement or furtherance of any cause of action in contract or tort against us for any costs incurred, loss, damage, injury or death suffered by any person who neglects to observe these terms. Nothing in these terms shall affect our liability as imposed by law. (i.e. the law applicable to Jamaica)

We give no warranties or guarantees in relation to the website or its contents.  Efforts are made to protect against viruses, bugs Trojans, spyware, adware and other forms of malware; however, we do not guarantee that the website will be free from viruses, and other forms of malware.

 

FORCE MAJEURE

We endeavor to provide users with uninterrupted access to the website.  Occasionally we conduct scheduled and emergency maintenance or repairs on the website consequently we will not be responsible or liable for any disruption or delay in service.  Neither will we be liable for loss of access to the website as a result of acts of God, acts of Parliament, acts of third party service providers or any other factors over which we have no control.

WAIVER

Failure of Impacting Jamaica to pursue or enforce its rights does not constitute a waiver of those rights.

TERMINATION

Without prejudice to any other clause herein, this Agreement remains in force until either party exercises the option to terminate.  You may terminate this Agreement without notice. We reserve the right to terminate your account if we believe you have breached any of these terms. Termination will result in your account being immediately deactivated.

 APPLICABLE LAW

The laws of Jamaica shall apply to, and the courts of Jamaica shall have exclusive jurisdiction in all matters arising from the use of this website.

 ILLEGALITY

If any of the term contained in this Agreement is deemed to be void, illegal or unenforceable in Jamaica, such void, illegal or unenforceable term shall be deemed to be severed from this Agreement and the terms remaining shall be binding and enforceable.