Terms and Condition of Use
This website is set up and run by an unincorporated group of Catholics interested to promote informed and responsible discussion in the Catholic Church, especially in the USA.
When using the Website and its services you agree to these terms and conditions listed on this web page (Terms and Conditions of Use). CathNewsUSA may from time to time amend, update or change this Website including these Terms and Conditions of Use without prior notice.
1. General Disclaimer
1.1. CathNewsUSA is not liable to you or anyone else for any loss suffered in connection with the use of this Website or a linked website.
1.2. This general disclaimer is not restricted or modified by any of the following specific warnings and disclaimers.
2. Site Access
2.1. This Website is CathNewsUSAâ€™s intellectual property and is subject to copyright.
2.2. CathNewsUSA grants you a limited, revocable and non-exclusive license for the purpose of assessing its Website for the sole purpose of you browsing, reviewing, or commenting on the content of the Website.
2.3. Other than for the purpose of and subject to the conditions prescribed under the Copyright Law of the United States and similar statues that apply in your location, you may not, in any form or by any means:
(a) adapt, reproduce, broadcast, decompile, disassemble, download, copy, store, distribute, transmit, print, display, perform, publish or create derivative works from any part of this Website; or
(b) commercialize any information, products or services obtained from any part of this Website, without CathNewsUSAâ€™s written permission.
2.4. You must not conduct, or participate in, the resale or commercial exploitation of the Website and any of its contents for any purpose.
2.5. If you breach these Terms and Conditions of Use then your license to use the Website will terminate forthwith and will not be re-issued without CathNewsUSAâ€™s written consent.
3. Hyperlinks, Framing and Metatags
3.1. CathNewsUSA grants you a limited, revocable and non-exclusive right to create a hyperlink to the homepage of the Website.
3.2. The hyperlink you create must not portray the Website in a misleading, derogatory or offensive manner.
3.3. In creating the hyperlink, you must not use any image, logo or trademark on the Website without CathNewsUSAâ€™s express consent.
3.4. Where the Website offers a hyperlink to another website (Linked Site), you acknowledge and agree that:
(a) CathNewsUSA has made no representation or warranties whatsoever regarding the Linked Site or any of it content;
(b) CathNewsUSA has made no representations or warranties and accepts no responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, content or use of the information accessible via this Website or any Linked Site;
(c) CathNewsUSA is not responsible for any information or opinions published on any Linked Site; and
(d) in no event will CathNewsUSA be liable to any party for any direct, indirect, special or other consequential damages from any use of this Website, or on any other linked Site, including without limitation, any loss of profits, business interruption, loss of programs or other data on your information handling system or otherwise, even if CathNewsUSA is expressly advised of the possibility of such damages.
3.5. By accessing the Linked Site through a hyperlink on the Website, you warrant to CathNewsUSA that you have made your own enquiries and satisfied yourself regarding the suitability, reliability, security and other relevant matters regarding the Linked Site or its content and you release CathNewsUSA and hold CathNewsUSA harmless against all damage or loss that you suffer as a result of accessing the Linked Site.
3.6. Subject to clause 4.1, you must not, without the written consent of CathNewsUSA:
(a) frame or use framing techniques to enclose any part of the Website;
(b) use any metatags or similar tags that contain CathNewsUSAâ€™s name or any of its trademarks; or
(c) create a hyperlink to the Website.
4. Articles on the Website
4.1. Where the Website, particularly articles within the Website, contains any information, tables, photographs or any other material obtained from a third party source, whether it is specified to have been obtained from the third party or not (Third Party Information):
(a) CathNewsUSA makes no representation or warranties whatsoever regarding the content of the Third Party Information;
(b) CathNewsUSA makes no representations or warranties and accepts no responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, content or use of the information contained in any Third Party Information; and
(c) in no event will CathNewsUSA be liable to any party for any direct, indirect, special or other consequential damages from any use or reliance on any Third Party Information contained on the Website.
4.2. CathNewsUSA is not liable to you or anyone else for any loss suffered in connection with any Third Party Information posted.
4.3. If you believe any Third Party Information to be inaccurate, incomplete or out of date, defamatory, infringing intellectual property rights or generally injurious to you or any party, you should contact CathNewsUSA.
5. Your Postings
5.1. You may post reviews, comments and other comments on the Website or submit suggestions, ideas, comments, questions or other information to CathNewsUSAÂ by email or other means including comment posts.
5.2. The content of your Posts must not be illegal, obscene, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, infringing intellectual property rights or otherwise injurious to third parties and must not consist of or contain any computer viruses, political campaign messages, commercial solicitation; chain letters, mass mailings, or any form of SPAM.
5.3. As we are attempting to foster a transparent and constructive dialogue regarding Catholic issues, we strongly suggest that people who post comments have the courage of their convictions and use their real names and not pseudonyms or abbreviations. When submitting a Post, you must not use an email address that you do not own or control, impersonate any other person or entity, or otherwise be misleading as to the origin of the Post. We also expect those who comment to do so in a spirit of Christian kindness and charity. CathNewsUSA reserves the right–at their own discretion–to remove any comments or block any users who do not adhere to this standard.
5.4. Where you submit a Post, you expressly grant CathNewsUSA a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable and fully sub-licensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute and display such content throughout the world in any media.
5.5. You represent and warrant to CathNewsUSA that:
(a) you have the right to:
(i) use and publish the content of your Posts; and
(ii) allow CathNewsUSA to use the content of your Posts pursuant to these Terms and Conditions of Use;
(b) the content of your Posts is accurate and not defamatory, and does not infringe the intellectual property rights of third parties; and
(c) the use and publish of the content of Post by you will not breach any term of these Terms and Conditions of Use.
5.6. You will indemnify CathNewsUSA and keep CathNewsUSA indemnified against all claims, damages, loss or injury as a result of you breaching any:
(a) warranties contemplated by clause 6.5; or
(b) other of these Terms and Conditions of Use.
5.7. You acknowledge and agree that:
(a) CathNewsUSA may edit or remove the content of any Posts, but is not obliged to do so; and
(b) CathNewsUSA has no responsibility or liability to you for the content of any Posts, whether posted by you or any other party.
6. Advertisement and other third party postings
6.1. CathNewsUSA may from time to time allow third parties to post advertisement, reviews, hyperlink or other information on the Website (Third Party Listings).
6.2. You acknowledge and agree that CathNewsUSA is not obligated to monitor or verify information on the Third Party Listings.
6.3. Nothing in theses Terms and Conditions of Use and nothing that CathNewsUSA may say and do can be construed as endorsing the content of (or part of) any Third Party Listings.
6.4. Where the content of any Third Party Listing is inaccurate, incomplete or out of date, defamatory, infringing intellectual property rights or generally injurious to you or any party, and you suffer a damage or loss as a result, then to the extent permitted by law, you release and hold CathNewsUSA harmless against such damage or loss.
7. Exclusion of Warranties
7.1. To the extent permitted by applicable law, all representations, warranties and other terms are excluded other than as required by law. You must ensure that your access to this Website is not illegal or prohibited by laws which apply to you or in your location.
7.2. CathNewsUSA is not liable to you or anyone else if interference with or damage to your computer systems occurs in connection with use of this Website or a Linked Site.
7.3. You must take your own precautions to ensure that anything you view or download from the Website is free of viruses or anything else (such as “worms” or “Trojan horses”) that may interfere with or damage the operations of your computer systems.
8. Limitation of Liability of CathNewsUSA
8.1. CathNewsUSA will use reasonable endeavors to ensure that all information on the Website is accurate and will correct any errors or omissions as soon as practicable after being notified of them.
8.2. To the extent permitted by law, CathNewsUSA disclaims all warranties and representations (whether express or implied) as to the accuracy of any information contained on the Website.
8.3. You acknowledge and agree that:
(a) any liability CathNewsUSA may have for any losses or claims arising from an inability to access the Website, or from any use of the Website or reliance on the data transmitted using the Website, is excluded to the fullest extent permissible by law; and
(b) in no event will CathNewsUSA be liable for any loss of profit, revenues, goodwill, opportunity, business, anticipated savings or other indirect or consequential loss of any kind in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise arising out of use of the Website.
9.1. Without limiting the operation of any other provisions of these Terms and Conditions of Use, you agree to indemnify CathNewsUSA and keep CathNewsUSA indemnified, holding CathNewsUSA harmless from all claims, demand, damages or loss (including legal costs on a full indemnity basis) incurred by CathNewsUSA as a result of, or flows naturally from, your breach of these Terms and Conditions of Use including without limitation the breach of any warranties.
10. Applicable Law
10.1. These Terms and Conditions of Use are governed by the laws of the United States and in any disputes between you and CathNewsUSA, you agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the United States.
11.1. If any part of these Terms and Conditions of Use is or becomes legally ineffective, invalid or unenforceable, the effectiveness, validity or enforceability of the remainder will not be affected.