Last Updated: September 2014
1. Application of these terms of service (Tos)
These terms of service (“ToS”) apply to your use of the Medialounge website (the “Website”). If you choose to use this Website, you agree to be bound by the terms described herein and by all terms and policies incorporated by reference. If you do not agree to all of these terms, do not use this Website.
By using this Website, you represent and warrant that you are at least 18 years of age and are lawfully able to accept these ToS. If you are using the Website on behalf of any entity, you further represent and warrant that you are authorized to accept these ToS on such entity’s behalf.
Please note that we may change, add or remove portions of these ToS at any time, which shall become effective immediately upon posting. It is your responsibility to review these ToS, and your continued use of this Website indicates your acceptance of these changes.
2. Use of this website
The contents of the Website are intended for your personal, noncommercial use. You may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce, create new works from, distribute, perform, display, or in any way exploit, any of the Medialounge Content in whole or in part.
You represent and warrant that you will comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including, without limitation, those relating to the Internet, data, e-mail, privacy, and the transmission of technical data exported from Norway or the country in which you reside.
3. Ownership of the Website and Its Contents
The Website is owned by Medialounge. Unless otherwise indicated, all of the content featured or displayed on this Website, including, but not limited to, news articles, text, graphics, data, photographs, video clips, audio clips, illustrations, software, and the selection and arrangement thereof (the “Medialounge Content”) are owned or licensed by either Medialounge, its news providers and/or its image providers (together with its news providers, the “Licensors”).
All elements of the Website, including the Medialounge Content, are protected by copyright, trade dress, moral rights, trademark and other laws relating to the protection of intellectual property.
The Website contains links to other related websites and resources. Medialounge provides these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply affiliation, endorsement or adoption by Medialounge of any site or any information contained therein.
5. Copyright Infringement Policy
In accordance with the Norwegian Copyright Act and other applicable laws, Medialounge has adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances and at Medialounge’ sole discretion, account holders who infringe the intellectual property rights of Medialounge or any third party.
If you believe that any material on the Website infringes upon any copyright that you own or control, you may file a notification of such infringement to Medialounge.
6. Trademarks and website design
The Medialounge name and logo, and any other Medialounge product name, service name, or slogan on the Website are trademarks of Medialounge and/or its Licensors, and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of Medialounge or the applicable trademark holder.
You may not use metatags or any other “hidden text” utilizing “Medialounge” or any other name, trademark or product or service name of Medialounge or the Licensors without our prior written permission.
In addition, the look and feel of the Website, including all page headers, custom graphics, button icons and scripts, is the trademark and/or trade dress of Medialounge and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without our prior written permission.
8. Interactive Areas
The Website may include discussion forums or other interactive areas in which you or third parties create, post or store content, messages, comments, or other items on the Website.
By using any Interactive Areas, you agree not to delete or revise any User Content posted by a third party, or to post, upload, transmit, distribute, store, create or otherwise publish through the Website any of the following: Any message, comment, data, information, text, music, sound, photos, graphics, code or other material (“User Content”) that is unlawful in any way or otherwise objectionable; User Content that would constitute, encourage or provide instructions for a criminal offense, or violate the rights of any party; User Content that may infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual property or contractual right of any party. By posting any User Content, you represent and warrant that you have the lawful right to transmit, distribute and reproduce such User Content.
Medialounge reserves the right, at its discretion, to remove, screen or edit any User Content posted or stored on the Website at any time and for any reason, or terminate your rights to use the Interactive Areas and/or the Website.
You acknowledge and agree that Medialounge may access, use or disclose any information about you or your use of this Website, including without limitation any User Content to comply with the law or any legal process.
If you post User Content to the Website, you grant Medialounge and its affiliates a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual and irrevocable, and fully sub licensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such User Content throughout the world in any media now known or hereinafter created. You grant Medialounge and its affiliates and sub licensees the right to use the name that you submit in connection with such User Content, if they choose.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Medialounge, its affiliates, employees, agents, third party information providers, independent contractors and the Licensors against any claims, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or related to any User Content that you post, store or otherwise transmit on or through the Website, your conduct, your use or inability to use the Website, your breach or alleged breach of the ToS or of any representation or warranty contained herein, your unauthorized use of the Medialounge Content, or your violation of any rights of another.
The Medialounge content is distributed on an “as-is” basis without warranties of any kind, including but not limited to warranties of title or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
Medialounge makes no representations or warranties as to the Medialounge Content’s accuracy, correctness or reliability.
The functions embodied on or in the materials of this Website are not warranted to be uninterrupted or without error. You assume the entire cost of any and all necessary servicing, repair or correction due to your use of this Website or the Medialounge content.
11. Limitation of Liability
In no event shall Medialounge, its directors, members, employees, licensors or agents be liable for any direct, special, indirect or consequential damages, or any other damages of any kind, including but not limited to loss of use, loss of profits or loss of data, whether in an action in contract, tort (including but not limited to negligence) or otherwise, arising out of or in any way connected with the use of the Website, the Medialounge content or the materials contained in or accessed through the Website.
12. Applicable Law and agreed legal Venue
These ToS have been made in and shall be construed and enforced in accordance with Norwegian law. Any action to enforce these ToS shall be brought before the Oslo City court as agreed legal venue.
13. Contact Information
Questions about the ToS may be directed to Medialounge by firstname.lastname@example.org or at (+47) 926 86 488.