Registering as a user or hyperlocal – terms and conditions

Registration

You must register if you would like to use certain functions of the Centre for Community Journalism website (such as uploading, posting or sharing information). We also ask you to register on the website if you would like to receive our monthly e-newsletter.

Definitions

A “Registered User” is a person who has registered to use a function on our website – such as authoring a post – or to receive our e-newsletter.

A “Registered Hyperlocal” is a person who has registered their hyperlocal news service to appear on our network map and to receive our e-newsletter.

“Your Content” is any and all content submitted by Registered Users and Hyperlocals, including text, images, videos, logos, geographical information and any other materials.

Registration process

Before you can register as a user and a hyperlocal you must read through these Terms and Conditions. To register as a user you need to provide a verifiable email address and password. To register as a hyperlocal you also need to provide the name of your hyperlocal, some information about your service and your location. You will also need to accept these terms and conditions. Once you have done this we will send you a confirmation email.

Eligibility

By registering with the website you agree that all registration information you submit is truthful and accurate and that your use of the site does not violate any law or regulation.

Passwords

By registering, you promise to keep your password secret and not to disclose this to anyone.

Email address

To register as a user or hyperlocal, you must have a valid email address.

Submission of content

As a registered hyperlocal or user you can submit content which will then be moderated by the website team. By submitting content you grant us royalty-free use for the website and any or all media. This includes the right to share this content with third parties in any or all media. You grant us all rights, licenses and clearances to use this content and agree to not assert any moral or similar rights over use of content.

You guarantee that:
• The content you submit does not infringe anyone else’s copyright or privacy.
• The content you submit does not include any information about persons under 18 without the consent of their parent or guardian.
• The content you submit does not contain any viruses or harmful programmes.
• The content you submit does not violate any applicable laws or regulations.
• The content you submit adheres to our Content standards (see below).
• The content you submit does not deceive anyone.
• The content you submit does not alarm, embarrass or harass another person.

You promise that you are the person depicted in the content you submit (in any media), and in the case of third party persons that you have their consent to depict these persons.

Content standards

To submit content to the Centre for Community Journalism website, you must comply with our Content standards. If you do not comply then we reserve the right to suspend or ban you as a registered user or hyperlocal. You must guarantee that:

• The content you submit is factually accurate.
• The content you submit does not contain any defamatory material.
• The content you submit does not contain any obscene or offensive material.
• The content you submit does not infringe any copyright.
• The content you submit does not contain advertising or marketing material.
• The content you submit does not disrupt the service of our website.
• The content you submit does not purport to come from the Centre for Community Journalism where this is not the case.
• The content you submit does not advocate any violation of law.

Use of content

We reserve the right to ban or suspend registered users or hyperlocals at any time or remove their content. We may also edit or amend your content to suit content standards or internal style guidelines. We may also translate your content into the Welsh language where necessary. We do not guarantee to publish your content. Any content published on the Centre for Community Journalism website is at our discretion.

Indemnity

You agree to indemnify us in the case of any claims, liabilities, losses and costs (including legal fees) related to your content and any breach of these terms and conditions.

Communications

By registering as a user or hyperlocal you agree to receive emails and e-newsletters from the Centre for Community Journalism and any third parties we deem suitable. If you would not like to receive communications from the Centre for Community Journalism or any third parties please send an email stating this to scarbroughh1@cardiff.ac.uk and we will ensure you are removed from our lists. This does not affect your statutory rights.

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