Legal Terms & Policies
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Published 17/05/2010 | 09:00
By accessing (which includes browsing, mobile application and any use, by the employment of any device or by any means), www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk or its associated websites (including but not limited to www.nicarfinder.co.uk , www.propertynews.com and www.nijobfinder.co.uk all of which sites are known collectively and/or individually in these Terms as the "Website") you are agreeing to be legally bound by these terms as modified from time to time ("Terms").
What information do we collect?
Our primary goal in collecting personal information is to provide you with the best and most useful content to help improve your online experience.
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. It is policy of this website to respect and protect the privacy of our Customers and never wilfully disclose individually identifiable information about its Customers to any third party without first receiving that Customer's permission.
No personally identifiable information is collected about you on this website, apart from information which you volunteer (for example by emailing us, using our online forms or by making an inquiry about content or services).
Throughout this website you may have an opportunity to send us information relating to you such as through the "contact us" pages or any other area where you may send e-mails, request brochures, enter contests or respond to any promotions. By choosing to participate in these, you will be providing us with some level of personal information relating to you. This information will only be used by Independent Newspapers in Ireland for:
- the purposes for which it was provided by you;
- verification purposes and statistical analysis;
- to provide you with details of products, services, contests, competitions or promotions being provided or run by Independent News and Media websites or any of associated companies or any third party that we may select and which we may think would be of interest to you, unless you have otherwise specifically opted not to receive this information.
Cookies are small pieces of information, stored in simple text files, placed on your computer by a website. Cookies can be read by the website on your subsequent visits. The information stored in a cookie may relate to your browsing habits on the web page, or a unique identification number so that the website can ‘remember’ you on your return visit.
Statistical and analytical information from cookies provides us with general and not individually specific information about the number of people who visit this website; the number of people who return to this site; the pages that they visit; where they were before they came to this site and the page in the site at which they exited. This information helps us monitor traffic on our website so that we can 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.
If you would like to disable "third party" cookies generated by advertisers or providers of targeted advertising services, you can turn them off by going to the third party's website and getting them to generate a one-time "no thanks" cookie that will stop any further cookies being written to your machine.
We and third-party vendors, including Google, use first-party cookies and third-party cookies together to inform, optimise and serve ads based on users’ past visits to this website. We use data from Google's Interest-based advertising or 3rd-party audience data (such as age, gender and interests) with Google Analytics to understand who our users are in order to create a better experience for them while visiting our website. We may use Remarketing with Google Analytics to advertise online. Third-party vendors, including Google, show your ads on sites across the Internet.
Users can opt out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customise Google Display Network ads using the Ads Settings found here: www.google.com/settings/ads
The following are links to the main third party advertising, analytics, survey and commenting platforms we use, each of which provides instructions on how to do this:
Grapeshot - http://www.grapeshot.co.uk/privacy.php
Google Analytics - http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/policies/privacy/
Google Adsence - http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/policies/privacy/
Google Search - http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/policies/privacy/
Google Translate - http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/policies/privacy/
Tynt Insight - http://www.tynt.com/about-tynt/privacy-policy
Outbrain - http://www.outbrain.com/privacy
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/privacy
Intense debate - http://automattic.com/privacy/
Sharethis.com - http://www.sharethis.com/privacy-manifesto
Audience Science: http://www.audiencescience.com/privacy.asp
You can also visit the trade body representing these advertising bodies for more information on how to opt out of these cookies:
Internet Advertising Bureau - A guide to behavioural advertising and online privacy has been produced by the internet advertising industry which can be found at:
International Chamber of Commerce United Kingdom - Information on the ICC (UK) UK cookie guide can be found on the ICC website section:
Use of Website and mobile applications (apps)
The Website and apps are owned and operated by Independent News and Media (Northern Ireland) Limited (in these Terms "INM (NI)" means Independent News and Media (Northern Ireland) Limited and its holding and associated companies). INM (NI) reserves the right to suspend or terminate your access to the Website and/or apps at any time, with or without notice or explanation.
All intellectual property rights, including copyright, in the content accessible (or available for download) on the Website and apps, including text, pictures, graphics, video, audio material, software or any other form (" Content") belong to INM (NI) or its licensors. All rights are hereby reserved.
Use of Content
The Website, apps and the Content may only be used for your personal, non-commercial use.
For this purpose alone you may retrieve and display the Content on a computer screen, tablet or smartphone. You may also print out, but not photocopy, one copy of individual files on paper and store files in electronic form on disc, but not on any server or any other storage device connected to a network where the Content could be accessed by other users.
Except as set out above, you agree not to download, copy, reproduce, modify, store, archive, show in public, redistribute or commercially exploit in any way any part of the Content without the prior written permission of INM (NI). You agree not to use the Content on the Website/apps for any illegal or improper purpose, nor for any purpose which might infringe the rights of others, or which might harass or cause inconvenience of distress to any person.
You also agree to abide by all copyright notices and restrictions attached to the Content and not to remove any such notice or restriction, or alter the Content in any way.
Licence to reproduce Content
If you wish to re-publish, re-distribute or exploit the Content in any way you should address a request for permission to the Belfast Telegraph Digital Department at
e-mail: JCrolly@belfasttelegraph.co.uk ; telephone: +44 (0)28 90264167.
INM (NI) cannot guarantee that any such permission would be forthcoming or on what terms.
Links from other sites
Third parties are permitted to link to stories within INM (NI) websites, using the URL and quoting the headline and the source website. Content must not be reproduced on a third party site without express authorization from us.
A third party must ensure that nothing on its own web site suggests or could be understood to imply that any part of the Website is part of its own web site unless the third party has obtained the prior written approval of INM (NI).
INM reserves the right to withdraw any permission without explanation or notice if in its sole judgment use of such links is excessive or inappropriate. INM (NI) also reserves the right to change the location and nature of files within the Website without explanation or notice; it is the responsibility of the third party to check and update links.
Third parties must not deep-link to, or frame or use other techniques to enclose any part of the Website.
Trademarks and Intellectual Property
Belfast Telegraph, Sunday Life, Nicarfinder, Nijobfinder and propertynews are Registered Trademarks of INM (NI) or otherwise part of its intellectual property. You may not use these marks without the prior written permission of INM (NI).
Limitation of liability and indemnity
INM (NI) obtains the Content from a wide range of sources and the Content includes facts, views, opinions and information which may be of interest to users of the Website.
While all reasonable care is taken, we do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, performance or fitness for any particular purpose of the Content or the Website, nor do we endorse or accept any responsibility for any views, advice, recommendations or opinions expressed on the Website, apps or any website to which we link. You should note that any contact or arrangements made between you and any third party named on the Website or any third party website linked from it (including without limitation any website with which we have a commercial association) is at your own risk, and to the extent permitted by law INM (NI) excludes all liability.
The Content should only be used for your general information and use and not by way of specific recommendation or advice.
Before taking any action or decision based in whole or in part on the Content, you should always make your own independent checks of any information that is important in making such decision or taking such action. You should also seek professional advice in appropriate circumstances such as on medical, investment, tax, financial, legal and other professional matters.
INM (NI) does not give any warranties in respect of the Content or the Website and/or apps, freedom from viruses or other contamination, or that the Website and/or apps is compatible with any computer systems, software and browsers.
All implied warranties or duties are excluded save if and to the extent that they may not lawfully be excluded.
INM (NI) is not regulated by the Financial Services Authority and the Content has not been approved under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. Appropriate expert advice should be obtained before making any investment or other decisions.
Advertising or promotional material submitted by third party advertisers, sponsors or promoters is viewable on the Website and apps. The advertisers are solely responsible for that material, including ensuring that it complies with all applicable legislation and regulations. INM (NI) is not responsible for such material.
INM (NI) shall not be liable for any claims, losses, injuries, penalties, damages, costs or expenses arising from the use of, or inability to use the Website or Content or from any action taken, or omitted to be taken, as a result of using the Website or Content, other than death or personal injury resulting from use of the Website directly caused by the negligence of INM (NI).
INM (NI) excludes liability to you and/or any third party for any consequential or incidental damages (including but not limited to lost profits, loss of privacy or for failure to fulfil any duty) or for any other indirect, special or punitive damages whatsoever that arise out of or are related to the use of the Website or the Content or to any breach of the terms by INM (NI), even if INM (NI) has been advised of the possibility of such damages and even in the event of fault or strict liability.
You agree that, subject to the forgoing terms of this Term 7, your exclusive remedy and only recovery for any damage you incur, shall be limited to the direct damages (if any) you actually incur in reasonable and exclusive reliance on the Website or Content, and for which we may be held liable by a competent court, of up to a limit of the refund of the amount you paid (if any) in relation to the particular use of the Content in total during the month in which the damage first incurred.
You agree to indemnify INM (NI) against all costs, claims, proceedings, demands, losses, damages, expenses or liability whatsoever arising directly or indirectly as a result of any breach of the Terms by you and any negligence or breach of duty by you.
Links to third party sites
This Website/apps contains links to other web sites operated by parties who are w holly separate from INM (NI). Links to all third party sites are identifiable because clicking on them will launch new browser windows displaying the third party's website URLs, or are otherwise indicated as such by INM (NI). Such links are provided for your convenience and reference only and you access them at your own risk. INM (NI)cannot be held responsible in any way for the content, operation or availability of such websites.
Gambling and betting
Further to the terms of Term 9, all gambling, betting and associated services available on the Website or which are accessible from it are provided and operated by third party operators whose identity and details including contact details are given on the relevant webpages. INM (NI) does not operate, nor is it responsible in any way, for these services and all liability is hereby excluded. Customers contract direct with such third parties and should note the disclaimer on such pages and the relevant terms and conditions of use.
Competitions, prize draws and promotions
INM (NI) may on occasion run competitions or prize draws either on its own behalf, for other parties or in conjunction with commercial partners. These will be subject to additional rules and conditions which will be made available at the time of any such competition.
Belfast Telegraph Awards
Submission of content to the Website/apps
If you submit any material to this Website/apps (including without limitation any text, graphics, pictures, video or audio) you agree thereby to grant INM (NI) a non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free, sub-licensable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, play, and exercise all copyright and publicity rights with respect to any such work worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any media now known or later developed for the full term of any rights that may exist in such content.
If you do not wish to grant such rights to INM (NI), you should not submit a contribution to the Website.
By submitting your contribution to the Website, you warrant that such contribution is your own original work and that you have the right to make it available to INM (NI) for all the purposes specified above, that it is not defamatory or obscene, and does not infringe any law or regulatory provision or any person’s rights in any jurisdiction. You accept that breach by you of these warranties may cause loss or damage to INM and you indemnify INM (NI) against all legal fees, damages and other expenses that may be incurred by INM (NI) as a result of your breach of the above warranty. You agree to waive any moral rights in your contribution for the purposes of its submission to and publication on the Website and the other purposes specified above.
INM (NI) accepts no liability for any content submitted by third parties. Users of the Website accept that we may not pre-screen the content submitted by users, and we reserve the right to remove at any time and without giving reasons or notice any material you or other users have supplied. INM (NI) reserves the right to monitor any communications you make on the Website and by submitting any material or making any such communication you thereby consent to such monitoring.
Changes to these Terms
By accessing the Website you agree to accept that these Terms are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United Kingdom. You also accept the exclusive jurisdiction of the UK Courts in relation to any dispute that may arise in connection with these Terms or your use of the Website or arising in any way from the Content.
Independent News and Media (Northern Ireland) Limited is a company in the Independent News & Media Limited, registered in England and Wales under company number 1908967, whose registered office is at 2 Derry Street, London, W8 5HF. VAT number GB 248 1845 43.
MAIL ORDER ADVERTISING
For most advertisements and inserts where the reader can make a prepayment prior to receiving the goods offered, the advertiser is required to be a member of the National Newspapers Mail Order Protection Scheme For information tel: 01628 641930 or www.mops.org.uk .