IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE


 

Your use of this Website is subject to our Terms and Conditions of Use set out below, and by viewing and/or using this Website you are agreeing, and you are signifying your agreement to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.

 

Reference to “readerswriters” in these Terms and Conditions of Use refers to Readers Writers Limited.

 

If you do not read our Terms and Conditions of Use you should not use this Website as they constitute a Binding Legal Agreement between you and Readers Writers Limited.

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE

 

1. Copyright and Reproduction Notice and Limited Licence

 

The information, content, graphics, text, sounds, images, buttons, trademarks, service marks, trade names and logos (“the Materials”) contained in this Website are protected by copyright, trade mark, database right, sui generis right and other intellectual property laws, under national laws and international treaties.

 

All Intellectual Property Rights in the Materials (excluding the works which are dealt with at Clause 3) vest in Readers Writers Limited and we reserve all of our rights.

 

You may not reproduce, publish, transmit, distribute, display, modify, create derivative works from, sell or participate in any sale of, or explore in any, in whole or in part, the Materials without the written permission of Readers Writers Limited, save as set out in Clause 3 in relation to the works.

 

You are granted a limited licence only for your own personal, non-commercial use to refer to, bookmark or point to any page within this Website and to download the Materials contained in this Website to a single personal computer and to print a single hard copy of the Materials contained in this Website for your own personal reference, provided however that all copyright, trade mark and other proprietary notices are left intact. The grant of this limited licence is conditional on your agreement to, and compliance with, all of these Terms and Conditions of Use.

 

Any other use of the Materials on this Website, including any form of copying or reproduction (for any purpose other than those noted above), modification, distribution, republication, extraction, re-utilisation, incorporation or integration with other materials or works or redelivery using framing technology is strictly prohibited and is in violation of the proprietary rights of Readers Writers Limited unless prior written permission of Readers Writers Limited has been obtained.

 

2. Software Limited Licence

 

If you download any software from this Website, the software, including any images or files incorporated in or generated by the software and any data accompanying the software (collectively called “the Software”) are subject to the limited licence as set out above. You may not distribute, sell or transmit the Software and you are not permitted to alter, modify or adapt the Software including but not limited to translating, decompiling, reverse engineering, disassembling or creating derivative works or to reduce the Software to any other form. Hypertext Links to this Website by other Users and Websites are permitted provided that the link to this Website is in a simple list of Companies by pointing to readerswriters.com homepage. This Limited Licence entitles other users and websites to link readerswriters.ie homepage only, and linking to other content on or information in this Website is prohibited without Readers Writers Limited express consent.

 

3. Registration and Use

 

If you wish to post any article, composition, commentary, report or opinion (“Works”) you must first register an account with us. As part of the registration process you will be asked to select a user name and password. You are solely responsible for all activities occurring under your Username and for keeping your password secure.

 

Use of a user name that:

 

1.         contains “ readerswriters” or otherwise misrepresents your relationship with readerswriters.ie and/or Readers Writers Limited or any other party; or

 

2.         contains any profanity, is vulgar or offensive or promotes any illegal activity; or

 

3.         violates any copyright, trademark or other proprietary right; or

 

4.         impersonates someone else.

 

is strictly prohibited.

 

readerswriters reserves the right to change user names at our discretion and further we reserve the right to deactivate/close accounts that are inactive for an extended period of time. 

 

You shall not use the account or password of another user and you shall not disclose your password to a third party. You must notify readerswriters immediately if you suspect any unauthorised use of your account or access to your password.

 

No liability whatsoever shall attach to readerswriters for any loss that may arise as a result of a third party using or accessing your password or account, either with our without your knowledge and/or consent. You must take reasonable steps to keep your password and/or account secure as you may be liable for losses incurred by readerswriters or any other party as a result of a third party using or accessing your password or account where you have not taken such reasonable steps to keep your password or account secure.

 

readerswriters reserves the right and may in its absolute discretion refuse access to this website, delete posts and/or suspend/terminate an account without prior notice for any reason and no compensation shall be payable or shall arise in such an event.

 

Responsibility for the contents of any Works rests solely with the author, composer, compiler (“the author”) and it is solely a matter for the author to comply with all laws applying to the content thereof to include but not limited to libel, defamation, plageurism.

 

No liability whatsoever shall attach to readerswriters for the failure by the Author to comply with all applicable laws or these Terms of Use/Terms and Conditions.

 

readerswriters has no responsibility whatsoever for the contents of any Works and/or comments posted by users. Any views or comments expressed in posts and/or the Works shall not be ascribed to Readers Writers, any entity associated with it or any of its editorial team.

 

readerswriters shall not moderate Works before they are posted.

 

readerswriters is not responsible for and does not endorse the contents of Works or warrants the accuracy, truthfulness, legality or reliability of Works. The author is entirely responsible for the Works. The author shall indemnify readerswriters in full in respect of any proceedings that may issue against readerswriters arising from or in consequence of Works being posted on this Website.

 

Works shall not contain or comprise any content which:

 

a.         Infringes or violates criminal law applying;

 

b.         Promotes or encourages illegal activity;

 

c.         Is defamatory, libellous, invades and/or infringes privacy, is abusive or threatening, is profane or violent, sexually or which otherwise violates the rights of others;

 

d.         Prejudices ongoing civil or criminal proceedings, violates the sub judice rule or any other way amounts to a Contempt of Court;

 

e.         Infringes a copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, database right, right of privacy or other proprietary or intellectual property right of any party;

 

f.          Includes any unauthorised advertising or any other form of commercial publicity;

 

g.         Falsely claims to be endorsed by readerswriters;

 

h.         Contains any virus, worm or similar harmful and/or disruptive material.

 

readerswriters does not actively monitor the content of Works and therefore has no liability for and gives no warranty or representation in relation to the content of Works.

 

If a User is of the view that any Work infringes copyright please report it to editor@readerswriters.ie  identifying the specific material that is claimed to be an infringement and providing sufficient information to permit readerswriters to contact the User making the complaint. If a User considers any work offensive or objectionable they may bring this to the attention of readerswriters by sending an email to editor@readerswriters.ie identifying the particular work and/or content that they consider objectionable or offensive. readerswriters are not obliged to take any action on foot of any such complaint. readerswriters reserves the right to and shall, in its sole discretion remove any such Works on foot of any such complaint but shall not be compelled to do so.

 

By posting any Work on this Website, the author grants to readerswriters a Licence to publicly display and reproduce such works on this Website. The Licence that the author grants to readerswriters is royalty free and fully paid and worldwide.

 

If the author wish to grant a Licence to a third party to use, modify, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce or distribute the Works then this is a matter solely for the author and any third party seeking such a Licence. No liability whatsoever shall attach to readerswriters in relation to any such Licence granted by the author to a third party or indeed to any use, modification, public performance, public display, reproduction and/or distribution of Works by such a third party.

 

By posting Works the author represents and warrants that they own the Works or otherwise have the right to grant the Licence set out above to us and that the posting of the Works does not violate the rights of privacy, publicity, intellectual property, contract or any other rights of any third party.

 

Responsibility for payment of royalties, fees or any other monies owing to any person by reason of the Works shall be a matter solely for the Author and no liability whatsoever shall attach to readerswriters in respect of same.

 

4.  Changes to Terms and Conditions

 

readerswriters reserves the right and may in its sole discretion, change, modify, add to or delete any part of these Terms and Conditions at any time. It shall solely be a matter for Users to regularly review the Terms of Use to monitor any changes. Continued use of this Website confirms and constitutes agreement to any such changes and/or modifications.

 

 

5. Intellectual Property Rights Notice

 

 

 

 

readerswriters is a trademark of readerswriters. All other trademarks, service marks, trade names and logos contained in this Website belong to their respective owners. readerswriters and/or its suppliers (as the case may be) retain all right, title, interest and intellectual property rights in and to the Materials and the Software. Nothing in these terms and conditions of use shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel or otherwise any licence or right under any copyright, patent, trademark, database right, sui generis right or other intellectual property or proprietary interest of readerswriters its affiliates or any third party.

 

6. Disclaimers

 

All use by you of this Website is at your own risk.

 

You assume complete responsibility for and for risk of loss resulting/arising from, your use, downloading of, reference to, reliance on the Materials, software, or any other information obtained from your use of this Website.

 

If you purchase from the author any of the Works, readerswriters has no liability for and no responsibility for any loss that may arise from your purchase of these Works or any part thereof from the Author. This shall solely be a matter between the Purchaser and the Author.

 

You agree that readerswriters and providers of telecommunications and network services to readerswriters will not be liable for damages arising out of your use or your inability to use this Website, and you hereby waive any and all claims with respect thereof and whether based on Contract, Tort or other grounds.

 

This Website is available to all users “as is” without any representations or warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied. readerswriters makes no representations, warranties or undertakings that this Website, or the server that makes it available, will be free from defects, including but not limited to viruses or other harmful elements.

 

readerswriters accepts no responsibility for any infection by computer virus, bug, tampering, unauthorised access, intervention, alteration or use, fraud, theft, technical failure, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay or any event or occurrence beyond the control of readerswriters which corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness and integrity or proper conduct of any aspect of this Website.

 

readerswriters makes no representations, warranties or undertakings about and/or in relation to any of the Materials, data, software and/or Works on this Website, including without limitation, their accuracy, their completeness or their merchantability, quality or fitness for any particular purpose.

 

readerswriters makes no representations, warranties or undertakings about or in relation to any content of or information on any other Website referred to or accessed by hypertext link through this Website or from which this Website is referred to or accessed by hypertext link (“third party site”). readerswriters does not endorse or approve the content of any third party site nor will readerswriters have any liability in connection with any third party site (including but not limited to a liability arising out of any allegation that the content of or information on any third party site infringes any law or the rights of any person or entity).

 

No Warranty is made with respect to the accuracy or suitability of any of the contents of any third party site and any and all liability, which may arise out of or in connection with your use or reliance on the content of or information on or the performance of any third party site is excluded.

 

Any content of or information received on or via this Website should not be relied on for important personal, financial or business decisions, and you should consult the appropriate professional for advice which is specifically tailored to your particular circumstances.

 

7. Limitation of Liability

 

To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, neither readerswriters nor any of its Directors, Employees, affiliates or other representatives will be liable for loss or damages arising out of or in connection with your use of, access of, or your inability to use and/or access the materials, software, Works and/or facilities or services offered through or on this Website including but not limited to indirect or consequential loss or damages, loss of data, income, profit or opportunity, loss of or damage to property and claims of third parties, even if readerswriters has been advised of the possibility of such loss or damages, or such loss or damages were reasonably foreseeable. 

 

You acknowledge that your use of this Website including any materials, software or Works is at your own discretion and risk and you agree to waive, to the fullest extent permissible by law any right to bring any claim or action against readerswriters Directors, Employees, affiliates or other representatives, contributors, third party advertisers, technology providers, service providers or other partners from any loss, damage, costs or injury howsoever arising from your use of this website.

 

 

8. Data Protection and Privacy Statement

 

readerswriters respect your right to privacy. Visitors should be aware that each time they visit a Website two general levels of information about their visit can be retained. The first level comprises statistical and other analytical information collected on an aggregate and non-individual specific basis of all browsers who visit the site, and the second is information that is personal or particular to a specific visitor who knowingly chooses to provide that information. readerswriters policy is to respect and protect the privacy of our Users and we will never wilfully disclose individually identifiable information about its Users to any third party without first received that Users permission.

 

The statistical and analytical information provides us with general and not individually specific information about the number of the people who visit this Website, the number of people who return to this site, the page in/on the Site at which they exited etc. This information helps us monitor traffic on our Website so that we may manage the Site’s capacity and efficiency. It also helps us to understand which parts of this Site are most popular and generally to assess user behaviour and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the Site.

 

This statistical and analytical information and data can be collected through the standard operation of our internet servers and logs as well as “cookies”. “Cookies” are small text files that a website can use in order to recognise visitors who visit a site so as to facilitate their ongoing access to and use of the site. It enables usage behaviour to be tracked and aggregate data to be compiled that would facilitate more targeted advertising and improve content.

 

Typically, cookies involve the assigning of a unique number to the visitor. Visitors should be aware that readerswriters are unable to control the use of Cookies or the resulting information by other third parties such as advertisers or parties hosting data for readerswriters. One simple way to prevent the use of Cookies is to activate the facility that is available in most Web Browsers that enables the User to deny or accept Cookies. However, visitors should realise that certain Cookies may be necessary in order to provide a visitor with certain features such as the customised delivery of certain information.

 

9. Third Party Sites

 

Links may be provided by readerswriters to other Websites.

 

No liability whatsoever attaches to readerswriters in relation to those sites and any access to third party sites is at your own risk. Such third party sites are not covered by these Terms and Conditions and you would view the particular Terms and Conditions applying to those third party sites. We are not responsible for and have no liability for the contents or accuracy of any content of any third party sites as these are not investigated, monitored or checked by readerswriters.

 

If you place an order for the purchase of goods and services on third party Websites, your contractual relationship will be with the merchant selling those goods and providing those services and you will be subject to the terms and conditions, if any, made available to you by the merchant. readerswriters will not be a party to any such Contract and accepts no responsibility for non-delivery or delayed delivery of any such good or service (whether in whole or part) whether as regards the nature, quality or merchantability of such good or service, the fitness for the purpose for which they have been sold or for any other purpose.

 

 

 

10. Governing Law and Jurisdiction

 

This Website is controlled and operated by readerswriters from Ireland.  readerswriters does not make any representation that materials, software, the Works and/or the facilities or services offered through this Website are appropriate or suitable for use in countries other than Ireland, or that they comply with any legal or regulatory requirements of such other countries.

 

In accessing and/or using this Website, you do so at your own risk and on your own initiative, and are responsible for compliance with local laws, to the extent that any local laws are applicable.

 

These Terms and Conditions of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Ireland and you hereby agree, for the benefit of readerswriters and without prejudice to the right of readerswriters to take proceedings in relation to these Terms and Conditions of Use before any other Court of competent jurisdiction, the Courts of Ireland shall have jurisdiction to hear and determine any action or proceedings that may arise out of or in connection with these Terms and Conditions of Use and for such purposes you irrevocably submit to any jurisdiction of such Courts.

 

11.  Miscellaneous

 

Any Waiver of any provision of these Terms and Conditions must be in writing and signed by readerswriters to be valid. A waiver of any provision hereunder shall not operate as a waiver of any other provision or a continuing waiver of the same provision in the future.

 

If any Court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of these Terms and Conditions to be void or unenforceable for any reason, then such provision shall be ineffective to the extent of the Court’s finding without affecting the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

 

These Terms and Conditions represent the entire understanding and agreement between you and readerswriters relating to access and use of this Website and supersede any and all prior statements, understandings or agreements whether oral or written.

12.  Service Availability

 

readerswriters may in our sole discretion at any time discontinue temporarily or permanently this Website or any part thereof with or without notice.

 

Any termination of access to this website under any provision of these Terms and Conditions may be effected without notice. We may, in our sole discretion immediately deactivate and delete an account and/or works and all other related information and files in an account and/or bar any further access to such account and/or Works on this Site, in our sole discretion.

 

This Website may be temporarily unavailable from time to time for maintenance or other reasons. No liability shall attach to readerswriters for any loss or damage that may arise from such discontinuance whether temporary or permanent.

 

13.  Personal Information

 

Any personal information volunteered by you in a public profile or posted on this website will be available worldwide to anyone with access to this Website.

 

Any such personal information volunteered and/or posted is solely a matter for you and no liability whatsoever shall attach to readerswriters for any such personal information volunteered and/or posted by you or any abuse or misuse thereof.

 

If you opt to use a User Name which does not reflect your real name, readerswriters does not warrant or guarantee that others will not be able to determine your identity. No liability shall attach to readerswriters if this occurs.

 

Users may request details of personal information which readerswriters hold about them or rectify any personal information which is incorrect or incomplete under the Data Protection Acts from 1988 to date. 

 

If you believe that any such personal information that we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete please email us as soon as possible at editor@readerswriters.ie  and we shall promptly correct any information found to be incorrect. If another party has posted your personal information on this Website without your permission and/or consent and you would like it removed, please contact us at editor@readerswriters.ie    

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15. Plagiarism

Copyright laws are absolute. One cannot use another person’s material without citation and reference. An author has the right to sue a plagiarist. Anyone engaging in plagiarism from an article on www.readerswriters.ie will be named on the site, and details will be sent to the author of the article that has been plagiarised.