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Modifications to the Terms of Service
Summit, in its sole and absolute discretion, may make changes or modifications to the Site, the App, or to this Agreement (including any policies or agreements which are incorporated by reference herein) at any time and without prior notice to you, and such changes or modifications shall be effective immediately upon posting to this Site. You acknowledge and agree that (i) Summit may notify you of such changes or modifications by posting them to this Site and (ii) your use of this Site, the App or the Services after such changes or modifications have been made (as indicated by the "Last Revised" date at the top of this page) shall constitute your acceptance of this Agreement as last revised. In addition, SummitNews Ltd may occasionally notify you of upcoming changes or modifications to this Agreement by email. We therefore recommend that you keep your account information including, but not limited to, your email address, current.
This Site, the App and the Services are available only to Users who can form legally binding contracts under applicable law. By using this Site, the App or the Services, you represent and warrant that you are at least sixteen (16) years of age.
If you are visiting this Site or the App from a country other than the country in which our servers are located, your communications with us may result in the transfer of information (including your registration or Personal information, as described below) across international boundaries. By visiting this Site or the App and communicating electronically with us, you consent to such transfers.
Your Use of the Site, the App and the Services
The Summit community, like any community, functions best when its Users follow a few simple rules. By accessing and/or using the Site, the App or any Services, you agree to comply with these community guidelines (the "Community Guidelines") and that: Your use of the Site, the App and the Services including any content you submit, will comply with this Agreement and all applicable local, state, national and international laws, rules and regulations; you will not impersonate another User or entity or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity, nor will you collect or harvest (or permit anyone else to collect or harvest) any User Content (as defined below) or any non-public or personally identifiable information about another User or any other person or entity without their express prior written consent; you will not use this Site, the App or the Services in a manner (as determined by Summit in its sole and absolute discretion) that is illegal, infringing, defamatory, harassing, or abusive, that violates the privacy or publicity rights of another User or any other third party, or that is otherwise objectionable;. you will not use this Site, the App or the Services for hate speech, hate crimes or violence; You will not use this Site, the App or the Services to send spam or other unsolicited bulk email, for computer or network hacking or cracking, or to transmit any viruses, worms, bugs, Trojan horses or other code, files or programs designed to, or capable of, disrupting, damaging or limiting the functionality or security of the Site, the App or the Services; you will not copy or distribute in any medium any part of the Site, the App or the Services, except where expressly authorized by Summit; you will not access Summit Content or User Content (as those terms are defined below) through any technology or means other than through this Site or App itself, or as Summit may designate; you will not use this Site, the App or the Services, including any of Summit’s related technologies, for any commercial use without Summits express prior written consent; and you will not take any action that imposes or may impose (in our sole discretion) an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our technical infrastructure.
Summit reserves the right to modify, change, or discontinue any aspect of this Site, the App or the Services at any time.
Accessing and Downloading the App from iTunes
The following terms apply to any downloads of the App from Apple. These terms are in addition to all other terms contained in this Agreement:
Sign-in Name; Password, Unique Identifiers
You may be asked to register in order to use the App or certain Services. If required to register to use the App or one of our Services, you must create an account, including a sign-in name ("Sign-In Name"), a password ("Password"), and perhaps certain additional information that will assist in authenticating your identity when you log-in in the future ("Unique Identifiers"). When creating your account, you agree to provide accurate, current and complete information about yourself and to promptly update this information to maintain its accuracy. Each Sign-In Name and corresponding Password can be used by only one user. You are solely responsible for the confidentiality and use of any information you provide, as well as for any use, misuse, or communications entered through the Site, the App or the Services using such information. You will promptly inform us of any need to deactivate a Password or Sign-In Name, or change any Unique Identifier. Summit will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by any unauthorized use of your registration information. Summit has the right to delete, change, suspend or terminate your registration, your Sign-In Name and Password, and/or this Agreement in our sole discretion at any time and for any reason, and to refuse any and all current or future use of the App or the Services if it suspects that such information is inaccurate or incomplete.
Our Use of User Content
Some of the features of this Site, the App or the Services, or on any Beta Features, may allow Users to view, post, publish or share their ideas, opinions, preferences or feedback (e.g., through an “upvote”, “downvote” or "video comment" function) relating to Summit’s news articles or current events ("On-Site User Content"). By posting or publishing User Content to this Site, the App or to the Services, or on any Beta Features, you represent and warrant to Summit that: (i) you have all necessary rights to distribute User Content, either because you are the sole author and owner of the User Content and have the right to distribute the same, or because you have the appropriate distribution rights, licenses, consents, and/or permissions to use, in writing, from the copyright or other owner of the User Content; and (ii) you do not violate the rights of any third party. You shall be solely responsible for any and all of your User Content and the consequences of, and requirements for, distributing it.
Summit has no obligation, either express or implied, to treat your User Content as confidential, to develop or use your User Content and no compensation is due to you or to anyone else for any intentional or unintentional use of your User Content. You acknowledge and agree that Summit may be working on the same or similar content, it may already know of such content from other sources, it may simply wish to develop this (or similar) content on its own, or it may have taken / will take some other action.
If you post or publish your User Content to this Site, the App, any Beta Features or to Third Party Platforms, you authorize Summit to use the intellectual property and other proprietary rights in and to your User Content to enable inclusion and use of the User Content in the manner contemplated by this Site, the App, any Beta Features, the Third Party Platforms and this Agreement. Accordingly, you hereby grant Summit a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicensable (through multiple tiers), and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, combine with other works, display, and perform your User Content in connection with this Site, the App, the Third Party Platforms and Summit’s business, including without limitation for any Beta Features, promoting and redistributing all or part of this Site or the App in any media formats and through any media channels without restrictions of any kind and without payment or other consideration of any kind, or permission or notification, to you or any third party.
Our Monitoring of User Content
Summit reserves the right, but has no obligation, to pre-screen User Content and decide whether any item of User Content is appropriate and/or complies with this Agreement. Summit may remove any item of User Content (in the case of Off-Site User Content, remove any repost or publication of such Off-Site User Content from a Third Party Platform, the Site or the App) and/or terminate a User's access to this Site, the App or the Services for posting or publishing any material in violation of this Agreement, or for otherwise violating this Agreement (as determined by Summit in its sole and absolute discretion), at any time and without prior notice. If Summit terminates your access to this Site, the App or the Services Summit may, in its sole and absolute discretion, remove and destroy any data and files stored by you on its servers.
Links to Third-Party Websites
This Site, the App and the Services may contain links to third-party websites that are not owned or controlled by Summit. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and do not constitute an endorsement by Summit of the content on such websites nor of the business practices of those operating those websites. Summit has no control over and assumes no responsibility for the content, terms and conditions, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party websites. In addition, Summit does not censor or edit the content of any third-party websites. By using this Site, the App or the Services, you expressly release Summit from any and all liability arising from your use of any third-party website. Accordingly, Summit encourages you to be aware when you leave this Site, the App or the Services and to review the terms and conditions, privacy policies, and other governing documents of each other website that you may visit.
Fees and Payment
As Summit grows and develops new products and features, we may charge fees in connection with certain Services or offerings, including Beta Features ("Fees"). We will notify you of any Fees associated with such Services or offerings so that you may choose whether to purchase or subscribe to the new Services, product, feature or Beta Feature. Fees and any applicable taxes will be due and payable as set forth below. Summit may increase the Fees by providing you with written notice of such increase.
Non-Cancelable and Non-Refundable. All Fees and applicable taxes payable under this Agreement and all payments made are non-refundable.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Summit, its and affiliates, and their directors, officers, managers, employees, shareholders, agents, and licensors, from and against all claims, demands, disputes, losses, expenses, damages, and costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees, arising out of or in relation to your breach of these Terms or your misuse of the Site, the App, the Services, Summit Content or any Beta Feature. Summit reserves the right to assume the exclusive defense of any claim for which we are entitled to indemnification under this Section. In such event, you shall provide us with such cooperation as is reasonably requested by us.
Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability
THE SITE, THE APP, THE SERVICES, ALL BETA FEATURES AND ALL SUMMIT CONTENT ARE AVAILABLE "AS IS." SUMMIT DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE, THE APP, THE SERVICES, ANY BETA FEATURES OR ANY SUMMIT CONTENT WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. THERE MAY BE DELAYS, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, AND INACCURACIES IN THE NEWS, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIALS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE, THE APP, THE SERVICES, ANY BETA FEATURES OR ANY SUMMIT CONTENT.
WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE OF NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND ANY WARRANTIES ARISING FROM A COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE, OR USAGE OF TRADE WITH RESPECT TO THE SITE, THE APP, THE SERVICES, ANY BETA FEATURES, ANY SUMMIT CONTENT OR ANY INFORMATION OR GOODS THAT ARE AVAILABLE OR ADVERTISED OR SOLD THROUGH THE SITE, THE APP, THE SERVICES, ANY BETA FEATURES OR ANY SUMMIT CONTENT. WE DO NOT PROVIDE OR AUTHORIZE THE PROVISION OF MEDICAL, LEGAL, OR OTHER PROFESSIONAL ADVICE THROUGH THE SITE, THE APP, THE SERVICES, ANY BETA FEATURES OR ANY SUMMIT CONTENT, AND SO WE DISCLAIM ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF MEDICAL, LEGAL, OR OTHER PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION THAT IS CONTAINED WITHIN THE SITE, THE APP, THE SERVICES, ANY BETA FEATURES OR ANY SUMMIT CONTENT; RATHER THAN RELYING ON THIS INFORMATION, YOU SHOULD SEEK ADVICE FROM A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL. WE DO NOT MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING, NOR DO WE ENDORSE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, TIMELINESS, OR RELIABILITY OF ANY ADVICE, OPINION, STATEMENT, OR OTHER MATERIAL OR DATABASE DISPLAYED, UPLOADED, OR DISTRIBUTED IN ANY BETA FEATURES, THE SERVICES, THE SITE, THE APP OR AVAILABLE THROUGH LINKS IN THE FOREGOING. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CORRECT ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE SITE, THE APP, THE SERVICES AND ANY BETA FEATURES. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE OR WARRANT THAT THE BETA FEATURES, THE SERVICES, THE SITE, THE APP, OR MATERIALS THAT MAY BE DOWNLOADED FROM THE FOREGOING DO NOT CONTAIN VIRUSES, WORMS, "TROJAN HORSES," OR OTHER DESTRUCTIVE MATERIALS. WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR HARM ATTRIBUTABLE TO SUCH FEATURES.
IN CONNECTION WITH ANY WARRANTY, CONTRACT, OR COMMON LAW TORT CLAIMS, Summit, its affiliates, and their directors, officers, managers, employees, shareholders, agents, and licensors: (I) SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION RESULTING FROM THE USE OR INABILITY TO ACCESS AND USE THE PLATFORM OR THE CONTENT, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES; OR (II) ANY DIRECT DAMAGES THAT YOU MAY SUFFER AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THE SITE, THE APP, THE SERVICES, ANY BETA FEATURE OR ANY SUMMIT CONTENT SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE MONIES YOU HAVE PAID US IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE FOREGOING DURING THE THREE (3) MONTHS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE EVENTS GIVING RISE TO THE CLAIM.
Last Revised: 1st March, 2017
Types of Information Collected
Summit may ask you for some or all of the following types of information which may be identifiable to you when you register for our App or Services, access various content or features, or directly contact the site: (i) contact information, such as your email address and name; (ii) your age; and (iii) information for the purpose of authenticating yourself or your account if we have reason to believe, in our sole discretion, that you may be violating site policies or for any other reason we deem necessary (collectively "Personal Information"). You are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of all Personal Information you submit to Summit.
We also collect and store the Personal Information you voluntarily submit to us through registering with us or uploading or posting User Content through the Site, the App or Services.
Information Collected Automatically. We automatically receive and collect information such as your IP address, the URLs of websites you arrive at Summit from or leave Summit to go to, your type of browser and language, access times, the content of any undeleted cookies that your browser previously accepted from us, your operating system, your mobile provider, your mobile device, and your ISP. We may use such information to better understand how Summit visitors use the Site and the App, to analyze trends, administer the website, prevent fraud, and gather broad demographic information.
Our Use of Your Information
Our primary purpose in collecting information, both Personal Information and other, is to provide you with a safe, smooth, efficient, and customized experience. You agree that we may use your information to: provide the Services and customer support you request; troubleshoot problems and prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities; customize, measure and improve our Site, the App, our Services, content and advertising; tell you about and administer our Site, App or Services, targeted marketing, service updates, contests, sweepstakes, rewards, and promotional offers based on your communication preferences; monitor and enforce our Terms of Service; communicate with Users about products and/or services you may be interested in; verify your eligibility to use the Site or the App.
Our Disclosure of Your Information
Summit is committed to maintaining your trust and we want you to understand when and with whom we may share information collected about you. We may disclose Personal Information, Billing Information and Non-Personal Information to respond to legal requirements, enforce our policies, respond to claims that a listing or other content violates the rights of others, or protect anyone's rights, property, or safety. Such information will be disclosed in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
No Spam or Spyware
We do not tolerate spam. Spamming is explicitly prohibited it by our Terms of Service. If you would like to report an incident of spamming or other unauthorized communications from other Users, please contact us at email@example.com. We maintain the right to investigate such incidents and take suitable action.
We take commercially reasonable steps to protect your information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. Nevertheless, no transmission over the Internet and no data storage method can be guaranteed to be safe 100% of the time. Summit cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to Summit or guarantee that your end user data stored on the App or the Services may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our industry standard physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. In particular, e-mail sent to us may not be secure, and you should therefore take special care in deciding what information you send to us via e-mail.
The Site and the App is hosted on servers in United Kingdom. Accordingly, if you are located outside of United Kingdom, any information you provide to us will be transferred to United Kingdom. By providing us with any information, you consent to its transfer and storage in the United Kingdom.
We may use your email to deliver Summit's curated newsletter, as well as for other promotional (e.g., new product offerings, special offers by us or other third parties) purposes. Email messages we send you may contain code that enables our database to track your usage of the emails we send you, such usage includes whether the email was opened and what links (if any) were clicked. If you send an email to us, or fill out our "Feedback" form, we will collect your email address and the full content of your email, including attached files, and other information you provide.
You may indicate your preference to opt out of receiving promotional communications by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in the promotional email you receive or by contacting us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. You acknowledge that it may take up to 10 days for us to process an opt-out request.
Except as otherwise expressly included in this Policy, this document addresses only the use and disclosure of information we collect from you. If you disclose your information to others Users on our Site or on other sites throughout the internet, different rules may apply to their use or disclosure of the information you disclose to them. We do not control the privacy policies of third parties, and you are subject to the privacy policies of those third parties where applicable. We are not responsible for any information we do not collect. We encourage you to ask questions before you disclose your Personal Information to others.
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