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Important legal notice
Terms and Conditions of Use
Copyright and Reproduction Notice and Limited Licence
Software Limited Licence
Intellectual Property Rights Notice
Disclaimers
Limitation of Liability
Data Protection and Privacy Statement
Governing Law
Miscellaneous

IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE

Your use of this website is subject to our terms and conditions of use set out below, and by using this website you are agreeing, and you are signifying your agreement, to be bound by these terms and conditions. If you do not read our terms and conditions of use, you should not use this website.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE

Copyright and Reproduction Notice and Limited Licence

The information, content, graphics, text, sounds, images, buttons, trade marks, 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. You are granted a limited licence solely 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 on this website to a single personal computer, and to print a single hard copy of the Materials contained on 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 purposes other than those noted above) modification, distribution, re-publication, extraction, re-utilisation, incorporation or integration with other materials or works or re-delivery using framing technology, without the prior written permission of Independent News & Media PLC, is strictly prohibited and is in violation of the proprietary rights of Independent News & Media PLC.

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 Independent News & Media PLC's home page [www.independentnewsmedia.com]. This limited licence entitles other users and websites to link to Independent News & Media PLC's home page only, and linking to other content on or information in this website is prohibited without Independent News & Media PLC's express written consent.

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 the "Software") are subject to the limited licence 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 Independent News & Media PLC home page inmplc.com. This limited licence entitles other users and websites to link to Independent News & Media PLC's home page only, and linking to other content on or information in this website is prohibited without Independent News & Media PLC's express written consent.

Intellectual Property Rights Notice

Irish Independent, Sunday Independent, The Herald, The Star, and Sunday World are trade marks of Independent News & Media PLC. All other trade marks, service marks, trade names and logos contained in this website belong to their respective owners.

Independent News & Media PLC and/or its suppliers (as the case may be) retain all right, title, interest and intellectual property rights in and to the Materials. 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, trade mark, database right, sui generis right or other intellectual property or proprietary interest of Independent News & Media PLC, its affiliates or any third party.

Disclaimers

All use by you of this website is at your own risk. You assume complete responsibility for, and for all risk of loss resulting from, your downloading and/or using of, or referring to or relying on, Materials, or any other information obtained from your use of this website. You agree that Independent News & Media PLC and providers of telecommunications and network services to Independent News & Media PLC 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 thereto, 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 express or implied. Independent News & Media PLC 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. Independent News & Media PLC accepts no liability 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 Independent News & Media PLC, which corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness and integrity or proper conduct of any aspect of this website. There are certain inherent risks in using the Internet and the World Wide Web. Independent News & Media PLC makes no representations, warranties or undertakings about:

  • Any of the Materials on this website (including without limitation, their accuracy, their completeness or their merchantability, quality or fitness for any particular purpose; or

  • 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"). Independent News & Media PLC does not endorse or approve the content of any third party site, nor will Independent News & Media PLC have any liability in connection with any third party site (including but not limited to 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 judgement or warranty is made with respect to the accuracy, timeliness or suitability of the content of any third party site, and any and all liability which might 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 or information received on or via this website should not be relied on for important personal, financial or business decisions, and you should consult an appropriate professional for advice which is specifically tailored to your particular circumstances. Nothing in this website constitutes or shall be deemed to constitute an invitation to invest or otherwise deal in shares or securities of Independent News & Media PLC or any of its associated companies. You acknowledge and understand that Independent News & Media PLC may have opinions from time to time with regard to any of the content of or information on this website which may be different from those obtained by using or accessing the content of and information on this website, and that Independent News & Media PLC is not advising you in relation to the nature, potential, value or suitability of any particular asset or security, portfolio of assets or securities, transactions, investment strategy or other matter, and that no mention of a particular asset or security on this website constitutes a recommendation to buy, sell or hold that or any other asset or security. Content and information received via this website is supplied by sources believed to be reliable. However, calculations made using such data, and opinions expressed in relation to such data, are not guaranteed by these sources, Independent News & Media PLC, or any other person or entity, and may not be complete.

Independent News & Media PLC reserve the right to change the content, presentation, performance, user facilities and availability of any part of this website at its sole discretion, including these terms and conditions of use, and you should check these terms and conditions of use regularly for any changes.

Limitation of Liability

To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, neither Independent News & Media PLC 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, or your inability to use, the Materials, and/or facilities or services offered through 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 Independent News & Media PLC has been advised of the possibility of such loss or damages, or such loss or damages were reasonably foreseeable.

Data Protection and Privacy Statement

Independent News and Media PLC and its associated companies 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 which is personal or particular to a specific visitor who knowingly chooses to provide that information.

The statistical and analytical information 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.

The 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 revisit 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 improved content. Typically, cookies involve the assigning of a unique number to the visitor. Visitors should be aware that Independent News & Media PLC are unable to control the use of cookies or the resulting information by other third parties such as advertisers or parties hosting data for Independent News & Media PLC. One simple way to prevent the use of cookies it to activate the facility which 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 the visitor with certain features such as the customised delivery of certain information.

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 News & Media for:-

  • the purposes for which it was provided by you;
  • verification purposes and statistical analysis.

Governing Law

This website is controlled and operated by Independent News & Media PLC from Ireland. Independent News & Media PLC does not make any representation that Materials 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 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 any local laws are applicable. If it is prohibited to make this website, the Materials, and/or facilities or services offered through this website or any part of them, available in your country, or to you (whether by reason of nationality, residence or otherwise), this website, the Materials and/or facilities or services offered through this website or any part of them are not directed at you. 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 Independent News & Media PLC, and without prejudice to the right of Independent News & Media PLC to take proceedings in relation to these terms and conditions of use before any other court of competent jurisdiction, that 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 the jurisdiction of such courts.

Miscellaneous

Any waiver of any provision of these terms and conditions must be in writing and signed by Independent News & Media PLC 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 Independent News & Media PLC relating to use of this website, and supersede any and all prior statements, understandings or agreements whether oral or written, and shall not be modified except in writing, signed by you and by Independent News & Media PLC.

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