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Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions (together with any documents referred to in it) tell you the terms of use on which you may make use of our website www.crowpondent.com (our “Site”), whether as a guest or a registered user.

Crowdpondent.com is a Site operated by The Crowdpondent Company Limited ("we" or “us”). We are registered in England and Wales under company number 10259842 and have our registered office at 86-90 Paul Street, London, EC2A 4NE. We are a limited liability company.

General

By using and/or accessing this website at crowdpondent.com, you agree to be legally bound by these terms and conditions (which include the Privacy Policy). These terms and conditions are governed by English law and subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English and Welsh Courts. These terms and conditions may be updated without notice to you, so please check these regularly.

This website crowdpondent.com is provided as a public service. The general public may use this site to review and retrieve publicly available information and documents. The content of this website is owned by the authors. It may be republished, copied, used or reproduced without written consent, except where it is used for non-commercial study purposes. If you believe we are infringing your intellectual property rights, please contact us. We will deal with your concern as quickly as possible.

Disclaimer of liability

Subject to the comments about user contributed content below, reasonable efforts have been made to offer the most current, correct, and clearly expressed information possible, on this website. Nevertheless, inadvertent errors in information may occur.

We makes no warranties or representations whatsoever regarding the accuracy, quality, content, completeness, or adequacy of information and data on the website.

We also reserves the right to make changes to the website at any time without notice to you.

This website provides access to the World Wide Web, including links to other sites. Once you leave our Site (including via links from our website), we cannot control the information you access and we are not responsible for your use of other websites. You access other websites at your own risk.

If misleading, inaccurate or otherwise inappropriate information on this website is brought to our attention, a reasonable effort will be made to fix or remove it. Such concerns about the website should be addressed to the enquiries@crowdpondent.com.

Disclaimer of reliability

We make no representations or warranties regarding the condition or functionality of this website, its suitability for use, or that this web service will be uninterrupted or error-free.

We cannot ensure that the website is appropriate or available for use in every territory around the world. By using the website, you are responsible for compliance with all applicable laws in your territory. You must stop using it immediately if by using it you infringe any law or regulation in your jurisdiction.

Disclaimer of damages

By using this website or any part of it (including the blog or any interactive areas), you assume all risks associated with the use of this site, including any risk of relying on information or content found on this site; or risk to your computer, software or data being damaged.

We shall not be liable to you for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages, including (but not limited to) lost revenues or lost profits, resulting from the use or misuse of our Site and/or information contained on it.

Disclaimer of endorsement

Reference in the website to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trade mark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favouring by us. The views and opinions of authors expressed on this website do not necessarily state or reflect those of The Crowdpondent Company Limited and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.

For more information, please contact info@crowdpondent.com.

Where our Site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information and convenience only. The inclusion of any link does not imply and should not be interpreted as endorsement or approval by us of those linked websites or information you may obtain from them or any association with the operators of the linked websites. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources and are not responsible for the contents of any linked site.

We do not guarantee that our Site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses. You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access our Site. You should use your own virus protection software. You must not misuse our Site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our Site, the server on which our Site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our Site. You must not attack our Site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our Site will cease immediately.

Your contributions to the website

You own the rights to the content you post on the Site but when you upload or post content to our Site; you grant a perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty free, worldwide licence to use, copy, reproduce, process, adapt, prepare derivative works of, modify, publish, transmit, display and distribute any IP content that you post on our Site in any and all media or distribution methods (not known or later developed).

You are responsible for your use of our Site, for any content you provide, and for any consequences there of, including the use of your content by other users and our third party partners. You understand that your Content may be syndicated, broadcast, distributed, or published by our partners and if you do not have the right to submit content for such use, it may subject you to liability. We will not be responsible or liable for any use of your content by Crowdpondent in accordance with these terms of use. You represent and warrant that you have all the rights, power and authority necessary to grant the rights granted herein to any content that you submit.

If you submit or upload any content to the website, you agree to accept and comply with the following rules at all times. In these Terms & Conditions, “content” means any article, comment or other user generated content.

You are wholly responsible for all content posted by you on the website. You must not post or upload any content or use the website in a way that breaches any law or infringes any organisation/individuals’ rights. You agree to not post or upload any content or use the website in a way that is offensive, threatening, defamatory, obscene, harassing, false, misleading or unreliable.

We do not guarantee that we moderate any content posted to the website but we reserve the right to review/remove/edit any content at any time (including any articles or comments). We also reserve our right to terminate your access to the website or any part of it.  Any comments submitted to the website are submitted without being edited. If you wish to report any content contributed to the website, please email us at: enquiery@crowdpondent.com, or red flag a comment or an article on the system.

Any content contributed to the website by users contains the contributors’ personal views and information and not those of The Crowdpondent Company Limited. We do not guarantee or endorse the accuracy or reliability of, and can accept no liability in respect of, any advice, opinion, statement or information contained in any user generated content. Any content posted will be subject to the terms of use. You irrevocably agree that other content you post to the website (including any comments) may be used by us for any purpose, including on our websites and in hard copy publications, provided it is used in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

Reimbursement policy

We are not obliged to reimburse the writers for their articles. The total distributed advertising revenues can vary and is set by us. Only articles, which are qualified for the pay out according to our interaction formula, are admitted in the distribution process. Articles with less than the quota will not be entered. Writers can withdraw their balance only if it surpasses the announced threshold. The payment to the writers is made only through Bitcoin and we are not liable for any fluctuation in the price of Bitcoin.

In addition to our other rights and remedies, we may require you to refund us within 10 days of any invoice, any amounts that we may have overpaid to you in prior periods. If you dispute any payment made or withheld relating to the content you have uploaded to the Site, you must notify us in writing within 10 days of any such payment. If you do not, any claim relating to the disputed payment is waived. If an advertiser whose Ads are displayed on any content you have uploaded to the Site defaults on its obligation to make payment to us, then we reserve the right to withhold payment to you or chargeback your Account. To ensure proper payment, you are responsible for providing and maintaining accurate contact and payment information in your Account. You are responsible for any charges assessed by your bank or payment provider.

If you violate the letter or spirit of these terms of use, create risk or possible legal exposure for us or act in a way in which we disapprove of, we reserve the right to stop providing all or part of our Site to you. We will notify you by email or at the next time you attempt to access your account. If we terminate your Account due to your breach or due to invalid activity, we may withhold unpaid amounts or chargeback your Account as is appropriate in the circumstances and at our sole discretion. If you breach these terms and conditions or if we suspend or terminate your Account, you will not be permitted to create a new Account.

The failure by us to enforce any right or provision of these terms of use shall not be deemed a waiver of such right or provision. In the event that any provision of these terms of use is held to be invalid or unenforceable, then such provision will be limited, amended or deleted to the minimum extent required, and the remaining provisions of these terms of use will remain in full force and effect.

Privacy policy

Protecting your privacy is important to The Crowdpondent Company Limited. We are obliged to letting you know how we use your personal information. If you have any questions about how we use your personal information or comply with data protection legislation, please contact us. This Privacy Policy forms part of the terms and conditions.

What information do we collect about you?

We may collect personal information from you when you use the website, including when you post content to the website or contact us through the website. This personal information may include, but is not limited to, your contact details, or other personal details, and video or photos you provide us with.

How do we use this information?

Your personal information will be used by The Crowdpondent Company Limited to process your requests, provide or administer services, to display content you have provided to us on the website (including comments or article submissions). We will also use/store your personal information for our internal records.

Do we share the personal information you provide to us through the website with third parties?

Any content you submit to the website (including comments or article submissions) will be used and made available in accordance with our terms and conditions. We do not forward personal information you provide to us through the website to any other third parties. Our Services are primarily designed to help you share information with the world. Most of the information you provide us is information you are asking us to make public. This includes not only the articles/comments you write. We may use this information to customise the content we show you, including ads. Our default is almost always to make the information you provide public for as long as you do not delete it from Crowdpondent.com. Our Services broadly and instantly disseminate your public information to a wide range of users, customers, and services.

What security measures are in place to protect your personal information?

We will take reasonable precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or unauthorised alteration of information you provide us with through the website. Communications from us in connection with the website may be sent to you by e-mail. E-mail is not a fully secure means of communication and we cannot guarantee our e-mails are free from viruses and other harmful effects.

Do we use cookies and what are cookies?

We use cookies to help us deliver and improve our services. Cookies are small bits of data we store on the device (computer, mobile phone, tablet) that you use to access our website. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies.

Cookie Policy

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. We use the following cookies:

Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.

Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

Content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region). These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose. Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies. You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

Internet browsers normally accept cookies by default. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our website and others, you can do this through your browser settings. For further details on disabling cookies, see: www.aboutcookies.org.