Terms and Conditions

T&CIn these terms and conditions, when we say the “WordswithMeaning!” or “WordMean” we refer to the digital information network operated by or on behalf of WordswithMeaning!, subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively “WordswithMeaning!”).

Use of material appearing on the WordswithMeaning! Site

You acknowledge that, as between WordswithMeaning! and you, except for user content and advertisements (as discussed below), WordswithMeaning! is the sole owner of all content on the WordswithMeaning! Site, including, without limitation, all applicable copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets, trade names, logos, and other intellectual property rights thereto, as well as text, images, graphics, logos, audio, video and other material appearing on the WordswithMeaning! Site.

Reproduction and distribution of any WordMean photos, articles, stories or general content is acceptable only if you agree that we do not share or endorse the views or usage(s) that you intend. We are very lenient and do not expect financial benefits from those wishing to utilise our content, but should you want to use something on a commercial scale; we’d be very happy if you emailed us and let us know.

You may download and print extracts from the WordswithMeaning! Content for your own personal, provided you maintain and abide by any author attribution, copyright or trademark notice or restriction in any material that you download or print.

For all other inquiries about distribution or reproduction of the materials, please contact support@wordswithmeaning.org

 

Content Advisory

WordswithMeaning.org (as in http://wordswithmeaning.org or http://wordmean.org or short URL http://withmean.in) is hosted and served from within the Kingdom of the Netherlands and, as such, abides by the laws and terms governed for entities operating or hosting content in the Netherlands. (See below for laws, guidelines and papers published by the Dutch government regarding this matter)

WordswithMeaning.org believes in the use of uncensored images and content. Any content found on WordMean sites – whether visual or written – may contain (but is not limited to) the following: Nudity (consenting adults only – permitted when relevant to article), gore, coarse language, footage of war casualties, footage or images of violent content and subject matter correlated with death.

We would like to affirm that we do not use adult content on WordswithMeaning! as a way to gain readers, and any content that is to be uploaded by an author which may feature adult content is reviewed by the site’s founder before being published.

We have a zero tolerance policy towards content that exploits children. This includes any content that is sexually suggestive or emboldens sexual attraction to minors.

WordswithMeaning.org appreciates and supports the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the necessities of online freedom of expression.

 

Further reading:

Netherlands for Greater Protection for Freedom of Expression

Minister Uri Rosenthal’s Urge for the EU to Respect Freedom of Speech Online (PDF)

The Netherlands action plan for Human Rights Defenders (PDF)

Freedom of Expression and Internet Freedom

Disclaimer of liability

To the extent permitted at law, we do not accept any responsibility for any statement published in any means by WordMean. Nothing in the content is provided for any specific purpose or at the request of any particular person. For the avoidance of confusion, we will not be liable for any loss caused as a result of your doing, or not doing, anything as a result of viewing, reading or listening to the WordMean content or any part of it. You can access other sites via links from the WordswithMeaning! Site. These sites are not under our control and we are not responsible in any way for any of their contents.

We give no warranties of any kind concerning the WordMean Site or any WordMean Content. In particular, we do not warrant that the WordswithMeaning! Site or any of its contents is virus free. We try and keep our servers secure and clean from any harmful code, but under law, we have to be careful and state that you must take your own precautions in this respect as we accept no responsibility for any infection by virus or other contamination or by anything which has destructive properties.

Although we will do our best to provide constant, uninterrupted access to the WordswithMeaning! Site, we do not guarantee this. We accept no responsibility or liability for any interruption or delay.

We make our server uptime and response data publicly available at all times:

Server Status

Website Server Overviews

Third party advertising on the WordswithMeaning! Site(s)

This website’s income is made up purely from banner advertisements and text links. We do not accept money for biasedness or paid submissions.

You will see advertising material submitted by third parties on the WordswithMeaning! Site. Each individual advertiser is solely responsible for the content of its advertising material. We accept no responsibility for the content of advertising material, including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein.

If you want to advertise on the WordswithMeaning! Site, please email the team at advertising@wordswithmeaning.org and they will happily discuss your options. Furthermore, you may contact them with any issues, concerns or complaints regarding the advertising shown on any WordMean site.

Ads appearing on our site may be delivered to Users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile non personal identification information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This privacy policy does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Google AdSense

Some of the ads may be served by Google. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to Users based on their visit to our Site and other sites on the Internet. DART uses “non-personally identifiable information” and does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, etc. You may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html


Content Submission

Submitting articles as WordMean contributors or commenting on articles are governed under the following rules:

When you submit content to us, you agree and represent that you have created that content, or you have received permission from, or are authorised by, the owner of any part of the content to submit it to the WordswithMeaning! Site.

You or the owner of the content still own the copyright in the content sent to us, but by submitting content to us, you are granting us an unconditional, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free, fully transferable, perpetual worldwide licence to use, publish and/or transmit, and to authorise third-parties to use, publish and/or transmit your content in any format and on any platform, either now known or hereinafter invented.

You acknowledge and agree that when you post content on the WordswithMeaning! Site or view content provided by others, you are doing so at your own discretion and risk, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, of that content. You further acknowledge and agree that the views expressed by you and other users in that content do not necessarily reflect the views of WordswithMeaning!, and we do not support or endorse any user content. You acknowledge that we have no obligation to pre-screen, monitor, review, or edit any content posted by you and other users on the WordswithMeaning! Site.

We, or authorised third parties, reserve the right to cut, crop, edit or refuse to publish, your content at our or their sole discretion. We may remove your content from use at any time.

We accept no liability in respect of any content submitted by users and published by us or by authorised third parties.

You warrant that the content you submit to us is not obscene, threatening, harassing, libellous, deceptive, fraudulent, and invasive of another’s privacy, offensive, defamatory of any person or illegal. You warrant that the content you submit to us does not infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other intellectual or proprietary or privacy right of any party or individual. You agree not to (1) post content which is deliberately intended to upset or harm other users; (2) use the WordswithMeaning! Site to post or otherwise transmit content that victimises, harasses, degrades, or intimidates an individual or group of individuals on the basis of any impermissible classification, including, without limitation, religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, colour, creed, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, age, marital status, military status or disability; (3) post or otherwise transmit any content that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files, or programs designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of the WordswithMeaning! Site or any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; (4) upload or otherwise transmit any content, or take any other actions with respect to your use of the WordswithMeaning! Site, which would constitute, or would otherwise encourage, criminal conduct or give rise to civil liability; or (5) use the WordswithMeaning! Site for commercial purposes, including, without limitation, submitting any material to solicit funds or to promote, advertise or solicit the sale of any goods or services.

You understand that the technical processing and transmission of the WordswithMeaning! Site may involve (1) transmissions over various networks; and (2) changes to content to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices. WordswithMeaning! assumes no responsibility for the deletion or failure to store postings of content or other information submitted by you or other users to the WordswithMeaning! Site.

If you are submitting content from a country who requires by law that you have permission when under a certain age, then you confirm that you have permission of your parent or guardian to submit the content.

Changes to these terms and conditions of use

Please note that we may change these terms and conditions from time to time at our sole discretion and we reserve the right to do without your consent. Any revised terms and conditions will be applicable at the time of posting on the WordswithMeaning! Site. Please ensure that you review these terms and conditions regularly as you will be deemed to have accepted a variation if you continue to use the WordswithMeaning! Site after it has been posted. ALL changes are documented at the end of the Terms and Conditions page by date.

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless WordswithMeaning!, its parents, subsidiaries, and affiliates, and each of their respective officers, directors, and employees from any and all claims, liabilities, costs, and expenses, including, but not limited to, attorneys’ fees and expenses, arising out a breach by you or any user of your account of these terms and conditions or privacy policy or arising out of a breach of your obligations, representation and warranties under these terms and conditions.

No waiver

Our failure to insist upon or enforce any provision of these terms of service shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right of WordswithMeaning!.

Additional disclaimers

Visitors to the WordswithMeaning! Site agree that their use of the WordswithMeaning! Site is at their own sole risk. The WordswithMeaning! Site is provided “as is” and “as available,” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied including but not limited to: (i) any warranties concerning the availability, accuracy, appropriateness, reliability, timeliness, or usefulness of the content of the WordswithMeaning! Site; and (ii) any warranties of title, warranty of non-infringement, or warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. WordswithMeaning! also makes no representations and warranties as to any linked sites and WordswithMeaning! has no liability or responsibility with respect to your use of such sites. In some instances, content made available on the WordswithMeaning! Site may represent the opinions and judgments of providers or users, such as user content. WordswithMeaning! and its affiliates do not endorse nor shall they be responsible or liable for the accuracy or reliability of any statement made on the WordswithMeaning! Site by anyone other than authorised WordswithMeaning! employees acting in such capacity.
This disclaimer of liability applies to any damages or injuries caused by the WordswithMeaning! Site, including, without limitation, those damages or injuries occurring as a result of: (i) any error, omission, deletion, or defect in the content available on the WordswithMeaning! Site; or (ii) any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communication line failure, theft or destruction of records, information or data, unauthorised access to, alteration of, or use of records, information or data, whether for breach of contract, tort, negligence, defamation, or any other cause of action. WordswithMeaning! does not warrant or guarantee that access to the WordswithMeaning! Site will be uninterrupted or error-free.
Applicable law may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusion may not apply to you.

Limitation of liability

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, IN NO EVENT WILL WORDSWITHMEANING! OR ITS AFFILIATES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, BE LIABLE TO ANY PARTY FOR: (i) ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF BUSINESS AND OTHER PROFITS, LOSS OF PROGRAMS, COST OF REPLACING EQUIPMENT OR SOFTWARE OR LOSS OF RECORDS, INFORMATION OR DATA), OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE AVAILABILITY, USE, RELIANCE ON, OR INABILITY TO USE THE WORDSWITHMEANING! SITE, EVEN IF WORDSWITHMEANING! SHALL HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES; OR (ii) ANY CLAIM ATTRIBUTABLE TO ERRORS, OMISSIONS, OR OTHER INACCURACIES IN THE WORDSWITHMEANING! SITE. BECAUSE SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, IN SUCH STATES OR JURISDICTIONS, WORDSWITHMEANING!’S LIABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW (THEREBY MINIMISING WORDSWITHMEANING!’S LIABILITY TO YOU TO THE LOWEST AMOUNT THAT APPLICABLE LAW PERMITS).

 

 

 

ADDITIONAL TERMS OF USE FOR USERS IN THE UNITED STATES ONLY

Additional restrictions on user content

In addition to the terms in Section above, you agree not to use the WordswithMeaning! Site to upload, post, e-mail, or otherwise transmit any content that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or regulation or under any contractual or fiduciary relationship (such as insider information, intellectual, proprietary or confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements and to intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national, or international law, including, but not limited to, regulations promulgated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, any rules of any national or other securities exchange, including, without limitation, the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange, or the NASDAQ, and any rules, regulations, orders, directives and the like having the force of law).

14. DMCA compliance

If you are a US copyright owner or an agent of a US copyright owner and believe that any user content or other content on the WordswithMeaning! Site infringes upon your copyrights, you may submit a notification pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(3), the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) by providing our designated copyright agent with the following information in writing:

 - Identification of the copyrighted work or works claimed to have been infringed;
 - Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;
 - Your contact information including name an address, telephone number, and, if available, an email address;
 - A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorised by the owner of the work, its agent, or the law;
 - A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorised to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; and
- Your physical or electronic signature

A designated copyright agent from WordMean will only consider requests if they are sent to DMCA@WordswithMeaning.org. Only DMCA notices should go to the designated copyright agent. You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the requirements of this section, your DMCA notice may not be valid.

Governing law & jurisdiction

If you have accessed the WordswithMeaning! Site from the US, this agreement is governed by the governed by the laws of the United States of America and the laws of the State of New York. You agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any claim or dispute with WordswithMeaning! or relating in any way to your use of the WordswithMeaning! Site resides in the courts of the County of New York, State of New York, and you further agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in the courts of the County of New York, State of New York, in connection with any such dispute and including any claim involving WordswithMeaning! or its affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, contractors, officers, directors, telecommunication providers and content providers. You agree that any cause of action or claim that you may have with respect to your use of the WordswithMeaning! Site must be commenced within one year after the act or omission giving rise to the claim or cause of action arose.

 

- Last updated 5th May 2013 (initiated)

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