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The following terms and conditions govern all use of the Minority Voices Newsroom ("the Website") and all content, services and products available at or through the Website. The Website is offered subject to your acceptance without modification of all of the terms and conditions contained herein and all other operating rules, policies and procedures that may be published from time to time on the Website by Minority Rights Group International (collectively, the "Agreement").
Please read the Agreement carefully before accessing or using the Website. By accessing or using any part of the Website, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this Agreement. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this Agreement, then you may not access the Website or use any services. If these terms and conditions are considered an offer by Minority Rights Group International ("MRG") acceptance is expressly limited to these terms. Some of the content on this site may be disturbing therefore we recommend a minimum age of 16 years for all users.  

Responsibility of Contributors. To upload material to this website you must be the copyright holder or have permission from the copyright. You must not describe or assign keywords to your content description in a misleading or unlawful manner, including in a manner intended to trade on the name or reputation of others, and MRG may change or remove any description or keyword that it considers inappropriate or unlawful, or otherwise likely to cause MRG liability. MRG will not be liable for any acts or omissions by you, including any damages of any kind incurred as a result of such acts or omissions.
By submitting content to the Website you grant MRG and any third-party visitors to the website either of the following licenses:

i. Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License: a world-wide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt and publish the Content as long as the Content is attributed to you or the copyright owner.
ii. Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 3.0: a world-wide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, distribute and publish the Content as long as the Content is not altered in any way, and is attributed to you or the copyright owner.If you request for any of your content to be removed, MRG will use reasonable efforts to remove it from the Website, but you acknowledge that caching or references to the content may not be made immediately unavailable.

Without limiting any of those representations or warranties, MRG has the right (though not the obligation) to, in MRG's sole discretion (i) refuse or remove any content that, in MRG's reasonable opinion, violates any MRG policy or is in any way harmful or objectionable, or (ii) terminate or deny access to and use of the Website to any individual or entity for any reason, in MRG's sole discretion.

Fees and Payment. The Website and its content is not-for-profit and therefore there are no fees for using the Website and no fees will be paid to contributors who upload content to the Website.

Responsibility of Website Visitors. MRG has reviewed all of the material posted to the Website but it cannot review all of the associated files available for download and cannot therefore be responsible for that material's content, use or effects. By operating the Website, MRG does not represent or imply that it endorses the material there posted, or that it believes such material to be accurate, useful or non-harmful. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. The Website may contain content that is offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable, as well as content containing technical inaccuracies, typographical mistakes, and other errors. The Website may also contain material that violates the privacy or publicity rights, or infringes the intellectual property and other proprietary rights, of third parties, or the downloading, copying or use of which is subject to additional terms and conditions, stated or unstated. MRG disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from the use by visitors of the Website, or from any downloading by those visitors of content there posted.

Content Posted on Other Websites. We have not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including associated files, made available through the Websites and webpages to which Minority Voices Newsroom links, and that link to Minority Voices Newsroom. MRG does not have any control over those non-Minority Voices Newsroom Websites and webpages, and is not responsible for their contents or their use. By linking to a non-Minority Voices Newsroom Website or webpage, MRG does not represent or imply that it endorses such Website or webpage. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. MRG disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from your use of non-MRG Websites and webpages.

Copyright Infringement and DMCA Policy. As MRG asks others to respect its intellectual property rights, it respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that material located on or linked to by Minority Voices Newsroom violates your copyright, you are encouraged to notify MRG. MRG will respond to all such notices, including as required or appropriate by removing the infringing material or disabling all links to the infringing material. In the case of a visitor who may infringe or repeatedly infringes the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of MRG or others, MRG may, in its discretion, terminate or deny access to and use of the Website. In the case of such termination, MRG will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid to MRG.

Intellectual Property. This Agreement does not transfer from MRG to you any MRG or third party intellectual property, and all right, title and interest in and to such property will remain (as between the parties) solely with MRG. MRG, Minority Voices Newsroom, minorityrights.org, the MRG logo, and all other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the Website are trademarks or registered trademarks of MRG or MRG's licensors. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the Website may be the trademarks of other third parties. Your use of the Website grants you no right or license to reproduce or otherwise use any MRG or third-party trademarks.

Changes. MRG reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace any part of this Agreement. It is your responsibility to check this Agreement periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the Website following the posting of any changes to this Agreement constitutes acceptance of those changes. MRG may also, in the future, offer new services and/or features through the Website (including, the release of new tools and resources). Such new features and/or services shall be subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

Termination. MRG may terminate your access to all or any part of the Website at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately. If you wish to terminate this Agreement, you may simply discontinue using the Website.

Disclaimer of Warranties. The Website is provided "as is". MRG and its suppliers and licensors hereby disclaim all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Neither MRG nor its suppliers and licensors, makes any warranty that the Website will be error free or that access thereto will be continuous or uninterrupted. You understand that you download from, or otherwise obtain content or services through, the Website at your own discretion and risk.

Limitation of Liability. In no event will MRG, 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 or 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 MRG under this agreement during the twelve (12) month period prior to the cause of action. MRG 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.

General Representation and Warranty. You represent and warrant that (i) your use of the Website will be in strict accordance with the MRG Privacy Policy, with this Agreement and with all applicable laws and regulations (including without limitation any local laws or regulations in your country, state, city, or other governmental area, regarding online conduct and acceptable content, and including all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the country in which you reside) and (ii) your use of the Website will not infringe or misappropriate the intellectual property rights of any third party.

Indemnification. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless MRG, 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 Agreement.

Links to other websites. We do not endorse or accept liability for the content or privacy policy of anyone else's websites.

We welcome links to our website. If you want to display the content of our website surrounded or framed by material not originating from MRG, you must obtain prior written permission from MRG. Please contact minority.rights@mrgmail.org for such permission. Any link to one of our websites must comply with the following conditions:

i. the link must consist of the following text only: MRG and the URL in respect of which MRG's consent has been given;

ii. the link must not create the false impression that your organisation or any of its products or services, is recommended by or associated in any way with MRG.

iii. the existence of the link, its position, appearance or any other aspect of it must not damage or be likely to damage the name or reputation of MRG.

iv. selection of the link by a user must display our website as a full screen and not within a frame on the website on which the link appears;

v. you shall take all reasonable precautions to ensure that the use and existence of the link does not cause the transmission to the MRG website of viruses or other deleterious programming routines.

We reserve the right to require the removal of any link to our websites at any time (whether or not previous consent to such link has been given).

For any queries, contact minority.rights@mrgmail.org

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