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The following statement outlines all terms and conditions that govern your access to and use of the wearetrone.com website and other digital products and services offered by North West News Group .
‘North-West News Group’ (hereafter referred to as “North West News Group”, “us” or “we”) are the owner of this website wearetyrone.com whose registered office is 10-14 John Street, Omagh, Co.Tyrone, BT78 1DW. Our company registration number is No. R0000576, registered in Northern Ireland.
In these terms and conditions, “North West News Group ” or “the Site” refers collectively to all digital products and services offered by North West News Group, including any mobile applications and RSS feeds regardless of how you choose to access them.
In accessing the Site, you (hereafter referred to as “you” or “the User”) agree to abide by the Terms of Service (hereafter referred to as “TOS”) set out on this page.
Use of particular services offered by North West News Group Site may be subject to additional terms and conditions, which are outlined at the end of the TOS. These services (“the Services”) can be divided into Paid Subscription Services (as identified below and defined in Clause 26) and other services for which you may be required to register.
The current list of the Services is as follows:
Current Paid Subscription Services
- Digital Subscription
- PDF Edition
Other Services (registration may be required):
- Email Newsletters
- Fantasy Leagues/Games
- Family Notices
- Reader Offers and Competitions
Please note that only subscription to the Paid Subscription Services entitles you to access those services.
Registration for any of the other services does not entitle you to access the Paid Subscription Services. You may be required to register separately for some of the services, even if you have already registered for others.
If you are using the services in the course of your business, trade or profession (“the Commercial User”), you are subject to the additional terms and conditions provided in Clause 24.
- Acknowledgement and Acceptance of Terms of Service
North West News Group provides both free and subscription products and services through its website and mobile applications. In accessing the Site and the mobile applications, you acknowledge and agree to the terms and conditions of the TOS and any operating rules or policies published by North West News Group. The TOS, together with any copyright notice published by North West News Group on the Site, comprise the entire agreement between the User and North West News Group and supersede all prior agreements between the parties. You may also be subject to additional terms and conditions by agreement with North West News Group or when you use affiliate or third party services.
- Access to the Site
To access the Site, the User must do the following:
(i) Provide all equipment necessary to establish a connection to the Site;
(ii) Provide for the User’s own access to the Site and pay any connection and service fees associated with such access;
(iii)Pay the Services fees where applicable as determined by North West News Group.
- 3. Personal Information
Some services may require the User to supply certain personal information. In consideration for the use of the Services, the User agrees to do the following:
(i) Provide true, current, complete and accurate information about the User as prompted to do so by the Services;
(ii) Maintain and promptly update this information as required to keep it true, current, complete and accurate.
If the User provides any information that is untrue, not current, incomplete or inaccurate, or if we have reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, not current, incomplete or inaccurate, we have the right to suspend or terminate the User’s use of the Services.
All information requested on original sign up and/or subscription shall hereafter be referred to as “Registration Information”. This Registration Information will be retained by North West News Group, and any of our co-branding partners if applicable, for no longer than is necessary to provide the Services to the User and for any other purpose to which you have consented.
Unless the User has agreed to the use of the Registration Information for direct marketing purposes by North West News Group, our co-branding partners or selected third parties, we agree to use the Registration Information only for the purpose of supplying the Services to the User and any other purpose to which you have consented. Users can unsubscribe from any of our email communications at any time by clicking on the ‘Unsubscribe’ link that appears in the footer of all our email communications. North West News Group does not make any representation or warranty with respect to the content of any direct marketing messages or any goods or services that may be obtained from such third parties, and the User agrees that North West News Group shall not have any liability with respect thereof.
We reserve the right to disclose the Registration Information if required to do so by law, or if we believe in good faith that any such disclosure is reasonably necessary for the administration of justice; to enforce the TOS; to respond to any complaint received regarding the rights of third parties; or to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of North West News Group, Site users and the public.
- User Account, Password and Security
The User is entirely and solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the User’s passwords and accounts, and for any and all activities that occur under the User’s accounts or passwords. The User agrees to immediately notify North West News Group of any unauthorised use of the User’s accounts or passwords, or any other breaches of security known to the User. We will not be liable for any loss that the User may incur as a result of someone else using or accessing the User’s passwords or accounts, either with or without the User’s knowledge. However, the User may be held liable for losses incurred by North West News Group or any other party as a result of someone else using or accessing the User’s passwords or accounts. The User will not use anyone else’s accounts at any time without the permission of the account holder. The User may change his/her passwords or profile by following the instructions on the Site.
- Information Required by Law
North West News Group is required by law to provide the User with the following information:
- com is a website address of North West News Group and produced by North West of Ireland Printing & Publishing Company Limited, trading as North-West News Group.
- North West News Group are located at 14 John St, Omagh BT78 1DW and are contactable at this address or by email at email@example.com. Our company registration number is No. R0000576, registered in Northern Ireland.
- Proprietary Rights to Content
(a) Content other than User Content
The User acknowledges that content, including but not limited to text, software, music, sound, photographs, video, graphics or other material (the “Content”) – contained in either sponsor advertisements or Internet-distributed, commercially produced information presented to the User by the Site, the Site’s advertisers or other Site Users – may be protected by copyrights, trademarks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws.
Unless otherwise expressly authorised in writing by North West News Group, the User is only granted a limited personal licence for his/her own personal, non-commercial use of the Site and Services to download the Content to a single personal computer or to make a printout in respect of a single copy of the Content for personal reference.
All copyright and other proprietary notices in the materials must be left intact. The User may not copy, reproduce, distribute or create derivative works from the Content without expressly being authorized to do so by the relevant copyright owner.
(b) Content submitted by the User
If the User submits content (hereafter referred to as “User Content”) to North West News Group, the User agrees and warrants that he/she created the User Content, or has received permission from, or is duly authorised by, the owner of any part of the User Content to do so.
In the event that the User submits User Content to North West News Group, either the User or the owner of the User Content remains the copyright owner. However, by submitting User Content to North West News Group, the User grants us an unconditional, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual worldwide, fully transferable licence to use, publish or transmit, or to authorise third parties to use, publish or transmit, the User Content in any format and on any platform, either currently known or hereafter invented.
- User Conduct and User Content
(a) User Conduct
The User agrees to not use the Site to do the following:
(i) Upload, post or otherwise transmit any Material that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libellous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
(ii) Harm minors in any way;
(iii) Impersonate any person or entity, including but not limited to a North West News Group employee or host, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent an affiliation with a person or entity;
(iv) Forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any Material transmitted through the Services, or develop restricted or password-only access pages, hidden pages or images (those not linked to from another accessible page);
(v) Upload, post or otherwise transmit any Material that the User does not have a right to transmit under any law or contractual or fiduciary relationship (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under non-disclosure agreements);
(vi) Upload, post or otherwise transmit any Material that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary right of any party;
(vii) Upload, post or otherwise transmit any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail”, “Spam”, “chain letters”, “pyramid schemes” or any other form of solicitation, except in those areas of the Services that are designated for such purpose;
(viii) Upload, post or otherwise transmit any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programmes designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
(ix) Disrupt the normal flow of dialogue, cause a screen to “scroll” faster than other users of the Services are able to type, or otherwise act in a manner that negatively affects other users’ ability to engage in real time exchanges;
(x) Interfere with or disrupt the Services or servers or networks connected to the Services, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Services;
(xi) Intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international laws or regulations;
(xii) “Stalk” or otherwise harass another;
(xiii) Collect or store personal data about other users;
(xiv) Promote or provide instructional information about illegal activities, promote physical harm or injury against any group or individual, or promote any act of cruelty to animals. This may include, but is not limited to, providing instructions on how to assemble bombs, grenades and other weapons, and creating “Crush” sites;
(xv) Attempt to gain unauthorised access to any North West News Group site or service, other User accounts, computer systems or networks connected to any North West News Group Sits site or service, through hacking, password mining or any other means;
(xvi) Create a false identity for the purpose of misleading others.
(xvii) Reproduce, scrape, automatically summarise or aggregate without licence or prior written permission from North West News Group.
(b) User Content
The User may be permitted to submit User Content for publication in various areas of the Site and the User is deemed to consent to these Terms and Conditions if the User chooses to submit any User Content or comments to the Site.
The User understands that all User Content submitted by any other user is the sole responsibility of the user from which it originated. North West News Group has no liability in respect of any User or User Content submitted by other users and published by us or by authorised third parties.
The User accepts and agrees that if the User posts User Content on the Site or views User Content posted by others, he/she is doing so at his/her own discretion and risk. The User accepts and agrees that North West News Group has no responsibility for the accuracy, integrity or quality of any such User Content or Content submitted by other users. The User further accepts and agrees that the views expressed by any User Content do not necessarily reflect the views of North West News Group. The User accepts and agrees that North West News Group has no obligation to pre-moderate, review or monitor any Content posted by the User or any other users on the Site.
North West News Group reserves the right to refuse to publish, to edit or to remove any User Content at our sole discretion. We may remove any User Content at any time.
The User agrees to indemnify, defend (at the request of North West News Group), and hold the Site, its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable legal expenses, made or brought by any third party due to or arising out of any of the following:
(i) The User’s use of the Site or any part thereof;
(ii) Violation of these TOS or any provision therein by the User;
(iii) Publication of any User Content;
(iv) Viewing any User Content by any third party;
(v) Infringement or misappropriation by the User, or a third party using the User’s computer, of any account or password to access and/or use the Services;
(vi) Any infringement by the User of any intellectual property rights of any person or entity
(vii) Use or misuse by the User or third parties of the User’s passwords or accounts.
North West News Group has no obligation to monitor the Site, but reserves the right to do so and to remove any Content or Material at its sole discretion at any time without notice.
- Complaints Procedure
If you wish to complain about any comment or post appearing on North West News Group User Comment Community, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For any other complaint, such as a complaint of any abuse of the Site, including but not limited to the violation of these TOS or any provision therein, or the infringement or misappropriation by any User, or a third party using a User’s computer, of any account or password to access and/or use the Site, or of any intellectual property rights of any person or entity, or the use or misuse by any User or third parties of a User’s passwords or accounts, should be reported immediately to North West News Group via email@example.com
- Modifications and Discontinuance of the Services
North West News Group reserves the right at its sole discretion to modify or discontinue the Site or Services, or any portion thereof, at any time, with or without notice to the User. We shall not be liable to the User or any third party should we exercise our right to modify or discontinue the Site or Services. No refunds will be granted to any Users who have paid Services fees in this instance.
- Term and Termination
North West News Group reserves the right to terminate all or part of the Site at any time without notice, and without issuing any refunds if the User is in breach of the TOS. We shall not be liable to the User or any third party for any loss or damage howsoever arising from the termination of the Site or any part thereof.
In respect of the Paid Subscription Services only, North West News Group reserves the right to terminate User accounts following the expiry of the subscription period and to delete all information and files on these accounts if the User does not renew the subscription.
- Third Parties
North West News Group may serve advertisements to the Site or work with a third party to serve advertisements. Advertisements placed on the Site may include but are not limited to banner ads, paid links, pop-up windows, buttons and sponsorships. The User agrees that we have the right to run such advertisements and promotions. North West News Group does not control the content of any services supplied by third parties, and the inclusion of content does not imply endorsement of the third party by North West News Group or any association with that third party. User correspondence or business dealing with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers or third parties found on or through the Site or Services, including payment for and delivery of related goods or services, and any other representations associated with such dealings, are solely between the User and such advertiser or third party. The User agrees that North West News Group shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisers or third parties on the Site or Services.
(b) Email Marketing
North West News Group and/or third parties may, from time to time, send email messages to the User containing advertisements, special promotions and other marketing subject to the User’s permission. The User must consent to receiving our email messages during the sign in or subscription process or through a link on the Site if they wish to receive any email services, newsletters, special promotions or other marketing materials (“Email Programmes”). We reserve the right to partner with any email marketers to provide these Email Programmes. User correspondence or business dealing with advertisers or third parties found on or through the Email Programmes, including payment for and delivery of related goods or services, and any other representations associated with such dealings, are solely between the User and such advertiser or third party. The User agrees that North West News Group shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings.
The Site may contain images of and links to third party websites (“Linked Sites”). Linked Sites are not under the control of North West News Group and the User agrees that we are not responsible for the content of any Linked Sites. The inclusion of a link does not imply endorsement of the Linked Sites by North West News Group or any association with its owners or operators. User correspondence or business dealing with advertisers or third parties found on or through Linked Sites, including payment for and delivery of related goods or services, and any other representations associated with such dealings, are solely between the User and such advertiser or third party. The User agrees that we shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisers or third parties on the Site or Services.
- Disclaimer of Warranties
(i) North West News Group provides the Site and Services on an “as is” and “as available” basis, and the User uses the Site and Services at his/her sole risk.
(ii) North West News Group shall not be responsible for the effect or result of the introduction or entry of any virus into the Site and/or one or any of the Services.
(iii) North West News Group makes no warranty that the Site or Services will meet the User’s requirements; nor that the Site or Services will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error free; nor do we make any warranty as to the results that may be obtained from the use of the Site or Services; nor as to the accuracy or reliability of any information obtained through the Site or Services; nor that defects in the Site or Services will be corrected.
(iv) North West News Group expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind insofar as is permissible by law, whether express, implied or statutory, including but not limited to the implied warranties of title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.
(v) The User understands and agrees that any Content and/or Material downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the Site or Services is done at the User’s own discretion and risk. North West News Group is not responsible for any damage to the User’s computer system or loss of data that results from the download of such Content and/or Material.
(vi) North West News Group makes no warranty regarding any goods or services purchased or obtained through the Site or Services or any transactions entered into through the Site or Services.
(vii) North West News Group accepts no responsibility for deletion, corruption or failure to store messages or content maintained or transmitted by the Site or Services.
(viii) No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by the User from the Site shall create any warranty not expressly made herein.
- Limitation of Liability
North West News Group shall not be liable for any loss of use, interruption of business, or any direct or indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages of any kind (including but not limited to lost profits) regardless of the form of action, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), strict product liability or otherwise, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages, howsoever arising, out of use of the Site or Services.
The TOS shall for all purposes be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of Ireland. The User and North West News Group agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Northern Ireland. The place of performance of this Agreement shall be Northern Ireland.
No right may be assigned and no duty may be delegated by the User under this Agreement except upon the written consent of North West News Group. Any attempted assignment and delegation without such consent shall be void and without effect. North West News Group shall be entitled to assign this agreement. This TOS shall be binding upon and shall endure to the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective representatives, heirs, administrators, successors and permitted assigns except as otherwise provided herein.
- No Agency
Neither party is, nor will it be deemed to be, an agent or legal representative of the other party for any purpose. Neither party will be entitled to enter into any contracts in the name of or on behalf of the other party, and neither party will be entitled to pledge the credit of the other party in any way or hold itself out as having authority to do so.
If an arbitrator, court or other competent authority finds any provision of this agreement to be void or unenforceable, it shall be deemed to be deleted from this agreement and the remaining provisions shall continue to apply. The parties shall negotiate in good faith in order to agree the terms of a mutually satisfactory provision to be substituted for the provision found to be void or unenforceable.
Any waiver (express or implied) by either party of any breach of this TOS shall not constitute a waiver of any other or subsequent breach. No provision of the TOS will be waived by any act, omission or knowledge of a party or its agents or employees except by an instrument in writing expressly waiving such provision and signed by a duly authorised officer of the waiving party. In particular but without prejudice, failure by North West News Group to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the TOS shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision unless acknowledged and agreed to by us in writing.
The section titles in the TOS are solely used for the convenience of the parties and have no legal or contractual significance.
- The Services
(a) Paid Subscription Services
North West News Group Digital Subscription are paid subscription-based services (the “Paid Subscription Services”). The User must register, set up an account and pay a subscription to gain access to these services. The subscription fee is determined by North West News Group and can be subject to change at any time at our sole discretion. Subscription to any of the Paid Subscription Services is personal to the User and may not be transferred or assigned.
By subscribing for the Paid Subscription Services the User agrees to pay all fees and charges, including applicable taxes. In order to set up an account, the User must provide North West News Group with valid credit card/debit card information, and by providing such information, the User thereby authorises North West News Group and where applicable all fees, charges and applicable taxes through that account as and when they become due. Any queries regarding billing on a User account must be raised with North West News Group within 30 days. All credit card/debit card details are entered on a secured page and they are securely processed via Stripe.
The User will be billed in Sterling or Euro. Exchange settlements will be determined by agreements between the User and the credit card/debit card issuer. If North West News Group or where applicable Apple does not receive payment from the credit card/debit card issuer, the User agrees to pay all amounts due on the User’s account upon demand. If we do not receive prompt payment for all fees, charges and applicable taxes, the User will be in default and we reserve the right to suspend the User’s account and access to the Paid Subscription Services without notice.
Subject to any right of withdrawal under applicable law, fees, charges and applicable taxes are non-refundable.
(b) Digital Subscription
The Terms of Service together with the additional terms set out below (“ the Terms”) apply to any contract between you and North West News Group when you subscribe for the supply of the paid Digital Subscription.
You may only subscribe for the supply of the Digital Subscription if you are 18 years old or over and are capable of entering into legal contracts.
- In order to subscribe for the supply of the Digital Subscription you must register and set up an account on the Site and provide North West News Group with a current valid payment method. The following payment methods are accepted: Visa, MasterCard.
- These are subscription services. You can subscribe for a monthly subscription (“Monthly Subscription”) which will continue month to month and North West News Group will bill the monthly subscription fee to your payment method unless and until you cancel your subscription or it is terminated by North West News Group.
- You can also subscribe for an annual subscription (“Annual Subscription”) which will continue year to year and North West News Group will bill your payment method unless and until you cancel your subscription or it is terminated by North West News Group.
- Your payment method will be billed each month in the case of a Monthly Subscription and each year in the case of an Annual Subscription on the calendar day corresponding to the commencement of your initial subscription for the supply of the Digital Subscription. In the event that there is no exact corresponding calendar day in a particular month North West News Group will bill your Payment Method on the nearest possible corresponding calendar day.
- If your subscription payment is not successfully settled with the billing period set out a term (v) above or you breach any of the Terms North West News Group reserves the right to terminate your subscription immediately.
- All Subscription payments are non-refundable however consider each request depending on circumstances.
- You can cancel your Subscription at any time via your account settings. You will continue to have access to your subscription until the end of the monthly billing period.
- North West News Group reserves the right to decline to supply the Digital Subscriptions to any individual or company.
- For the purpose of the Terms a business days means Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm and any day which is not a public or bank holiday in Northern Ireland.
(c) Bundle Subscriptions
North West News Group may at its sole discretion offer bundle subscriptions. Where such subscriptions are offered as part of a bundle the terms and conditions in relation to the individual subscriptions still apply, including the terms set above detailing how to cancel subscriptions. If a bundle subscription is cancelled, it is cancelled in its entirety.
(d) News Service
The content of this service is provided for informational purposes only and North West News Group makes no warranty as to the accuracy or reliability of any information obtained through the service or that defects in the service will be corrected. In particular, but without limitation, we shall not be responsible or liable for any trading or investment decisions made based on such information.
(e) Email Newsletters: This free service (for which registration is required) is provided for informational services only and North West News Group makes no warranty as to the accuracy and reliability of any information obtained through this service or that any defects in the service will be corrected.
- Additional Terms and Conditions for the Commercial User
The Commercial User agrees to pay the Commercial User Services fees where applicable as determined by North West News Group.
The Commercial User agrees not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of the Content without expressly being authorised to do so by the relevant copyright owner. The Commercial User further agrees not to use the services to reproduce, scrape, automatically summarise or aggregate any portion of the Content without prior licence or written permission from North West News Group.
- Gift Vouchers
The purchase of gift vouchers on the Site is subject to the additional terms and conditions set out below:
(i) Gift vouchers are valid for two years from the voucher send date.
(ii) Gift vouchers cannot be exchanged for cash.
(iii)Gift vouchers can only be exchanged for the product and/or service for which they are purchased.
(iv) Gift vouchers will be subject to verification at the time of presentation.
(v) Gift vouchers cannot be extended and cannot be transferred.
(vi)The User has a responsibility to ensure that the email address of the recipient of
the gift voucher is correct and no liability will be accepted by North West News Group for any error or inaccuracy in the email address provided by the User.
(vii)Each gift voucher will be valid for a single redemption only.
- Modifications of Terms of Service
North West News Group reserves the right to modify the terms and conditions of the TOS at any time, at its sole discretion and without notice to you. It is the responsibility of the User to regularly review the TOS for modifications. By continuing to use the Site, the User agrees to be bound by the amended TOS.
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