Please read through the following Terms of Use for the MedMedia website located at http://www.med-media.eu (the “Website”) which is funded and owned by the European Union (“EU”) represented by the European Commission (“EC”), and administered by BBC Media Action, one the EC’s partners on the MedMedia project, on behalf of the EC. If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions of use, please do not use the Website.

1. About these Terms of Use

1.1 These Terms of Use apply to your use of the Website. By accessing any part of the Website, you are deemed to have accepted these Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy. If you do not accept these Terms of Use or the Privacy Policy you must not use the website and must leave the Website.
1.2 We reserve the right at any time at our sole discretion to amend these Terms of Use. Any amended version will take effect from the time such amended version is first published on the Website.

2. Access to the Website

2.1 While the EC endeavours to ensure that the Website is normally available 24 hours a day, the EC shall not be liable if for any reason the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period.
2.2 The EC makes no warranties that the Website will be uninterrupted or error-free, or that the servers and or other equipment and services required to make the Website available will be free of viruses or other harmful components.

3. User Information and Content Created by Users

3.1 You own all of your personal information which we collect on the Website, and our Privacy Policy governs our collection and use of such personal data.
3.2 Any content submitted to us (which includes any articles, blogs or other similar content written by users), whether by using the Website or any third party site, by email or otherwise (the “User Content”) shall be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary.
3.3 You will, by submitting such User Content to us:
3.3.1 be deemed to have granted us and our affiliates and other users of the Website a perpetual, world-wide, royalty-free, irrevocable, transferable licence to access and use the User Content for the purposes set out in Clause 6.2 below;
3.3.2 the EC or its partners and affiliates involved in the Media Neighbourhood project (including without limitation BBC Media Action) shall have no obligations with respect to the User Content; and
3.3.3 You warrant that:
the User Content is your own original work and that you have the right (and permission if created in the course of any employment) to make it available to the European Union for all the purposes specified herein; the User Content is not defamatory and does not infringe any law; and
you waive any moral rights in your contribution for the purposes of its submission to and publication on the Website and the purposes specified herein.

4. In agreeing for User Content to be uploaded onto the Website, each respective user will be asked to submit certain personal details being the users name, email address and contact numbers. The Website administrators will hold such personal details on behalf of the European Union, who have funded and own the website, for the purposes of administering the Website for as long as is reasonably required for the purpose for which it was submitted. We do not pass on any personal details to third parties or transferred outside of the European Economic Area, and all personal information collected will be stored securely and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

5. Content on the Website and Third Party Sites

5.1 Content uploaded on this Website by the administrators of the EC, including without limitation training materials, country profile information, policy briefings and documents, third party links and any and all databases (the “Site Content”) and the User Content (Site Content and User Content together referred to as the “Content”) may not be up to date, and, while the EC endeavours to ensure that such Content is correct, the EC does not warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of the Content. It is your responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, completeness and usefulness of any Content.
5.2 Links to third party sites on the Website are provided solely for your convenience. If you use these links, they will take you to a third party site and you acknowledge and agree that the EC has not reviewed, is not responsible for, cannot control, makes no warranties or representations about and does not purport to endorse any of these third party sites, their content, or any results, goods or services that may be obtained using such sites. If you decide to access any of the third party sites linked to this Website, you do so entirely at your own risk.

6. Intellectual property

6.1 All intellectual property and database rights in and to the Website and the Site Content, including, but not limited to, text, images and layout, is the property of the EC and/or its licensors. All intellectual property rights in and to all User Content shall remain with the users who have created each piece of User Content.
6.2 You may not copy, reproduce, sub-license, republish, distribute, transmit, publicly perform, display or make available, alter, adapt, interfere with, create derivative works from, counterfeit or paste to any other site or webpage, by any means or in any manner, any Content on or in the Website, or, save as expressly provided in these Terms of Use under Clause 6.3 below, do anything else with such Content. You agree and acknowledge that you will not acquire any ownership rights in such Content. You acknowledge that modification of such Content or use of such Content for any purpose not expressly permitted by these Terms of Use may breach our and others’ Intellectual Property and/or other rights.
6.3 The trademarks, logos and service marks (collectively the ‘Trademarks’) displayed on the Website, are registered and unregistered Trademarks the EC, BBC Media Action and other members of a consortium funded by the EC as applicable. Nothing contained on the Website should be construed as granting, by implication, any license or right to use any Trademark displayed on the Website, without the permission such party that may own the Trademarks displayed on the Website.

7. Your use of the Website

7.1 You agree that you will not:
7.1.1 use the Website for the posting or transmitting of any unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, or discriminatory or other objectionable content of any kind;
7.1.2 upload to the Website any files that contain viruses, or otherwise in any way damage, disable or impair the operation of the Website; or
7.1.3 use the Content on or in the Website for any commercial purpose.
7.2 You are permitted to use the Content for your own private, non-commercial use provided you retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the Content. You may use the Site Content as a source of information for any derivative works created by you provided you agree to credit the Media Neighbourhood website and the EC as the original source. Any other use of the website Content requires the prior written permission. Please contact us should you have any queries.

8. Liability

8.1 Under no circumstances will the EC or any of its partners involved in the production of the Website (including the BBC and/or BBC Media Action) be liable for any of the following losses or damage (whether such losses where foreseen, foreseeable, known or otherwise): (a) loss of data; (b) loss of revenue or anticipated profits; (c) loss of business; (d) loss of opportunity; (e) loss of goodwill or injury to reputation; (f) losses suffered by third parties; or (g) any indirect, consequential, special or exemplary damages arising from the use of the Website regardless of the form of action.

9. Entire agreement and paragraph headings

9.1 These Terms of Use contain the entire agreement between us and you relating to your use of the Website and supersede any previous agreements, arrangements, undertakings or proposals, written or oral, between us and you.

10. Termination, assignment and third parties

10.1 We reserve the right to terminate your access to any Website and/or your agreement with us under these Terms of Use at any time with or without cause or notice, in which case you must not use the Website after such termination without our prior consent.
10.2 These Terms of Use are personal to you and are entered into by you for your own benefit and not for the benefit of any third party. You may not assign, sub-license or otherwise transfer to any other person any or all of your rights and obligations under these Terms of Use.
10.3 These Terms of Use shall not be construed to create any obligation by European Commission to any person who is a not a party to these Terms of Use and no such person has any rights or a right to enforce any rights under these Terms of Use.
10.2 These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. Disputes arising in connection with these Terms of Use shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.