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Terms and Conditions

Updated: May 31, 2017

  1. Introduction

1.1     These terms and conditions govern your access to, browsing and/or use of our website, which is structured in the form of a blog to provide users (free of charge) with access to various types of satire contributed by third-party authors (i.e., bloggers, persons posting comments or other contributors). These terms and conditions apply regardless of whatever user device you are using (including without limitation desktop, laptop or mobile web browser, mobile phones, tablets, and other handheld mobile or digital devices), and whether you are a visitor or registered user. Terms and conditionsYour agreement with us includes these Terms and Conditions and in addition, our Disclaimer and Privacy Policy and the provisions of our LEGAL – INTERNATIONAL USERS page. See also Section 27 (Entire agreement) concerning additional terms and conditions contained in any of our online forms that you submit.

1.2     When you use, access or browse our website, submit forms, subscribe for email or online services (including newsletters) or send us an email, you will be deemed to be bound by these Terms and Conditions, Disclaimer and Privacy Policy in full, as well as the provisions of our LEGAL – INTERNATIONAL USERS page; accordingly, if you disagree with our Terms and Conditions, Disclaimer or Privacy Policy or the provisions of our LEGAL – INTERNATIONAL USERS page or any part of them, please exit our website and do not use any of its content, services or features.

If your country of residence or the location where you are accessing our website requires that our Disclaimer, Terms and Conditions and/or Privacy Policy be translated into the language of such country or location to be binding, please review the following page before using our website or any of its features: LEGAL – INTERNATIONAL USERS.

1.3     If you register with our website, request information, subscribe to any newsletters, submit any material (other than comments) to our website or use certain website services, we will ask you to expressly agree to our Terms and Conditions, Disclaimer and Privacy Policy; you may only do so if you can form a binding contract with us and are not legally prohibited from doing so.

1.4     You must be at least 16 years of age to use our website; by using our website or agreeing to these terms and conditions (including our Disclaimer and Privacy Policy) you warrant and represent to us that you are at least 16 years of age. Certain features on our website may be subject to heightened or other eligibility requirements. For example, you must be at least 18 years of age to register for an account as a blog contributor in order to submit content or material for posting on our website. Although registration is not required in order to use the comment feature, you must be at least 16 years of age to use this feature.

1.5     Our website uses cookies; by using our website or agreeing to these terms and conditions, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of our Privacy Policy.

1.6     Any modifications, additions or deletions to our Terms and Conditions, Disclaimer or Privacy Policy (as well as our LEGAL – INTERNATIONAL USERS page) shall be effective immediately upon posting. Your continued use of our website following the posting of an updated Terms and Conditions, Disclaimer, Privacy Policy or LEGAL – INTERNATIONAL USERS page means that you agree to those changes.

1.7     If you access our website through a mobile application or other type of third-party platform, the “End User License Agreement” or “Terms of Use” or “Terms and Conditions” for the mobile service through which you downloaded the mobile application or third-party platform may apply in addition to our terms and conditions.

  1. Copyright and other intellectual property

2.1     The contents and materials on this website (including without limitation text, graphics, images, audio material, video material, and audio-visual material) are protected by United States and foreign copyright laws or international treaties. Copyright smallIn addition, our website may contain logos, trademarks or service marks owned or licensed by us or by others. Your use of our website does not confer upon you any right or license to use such logos, trademarks or service marks without the prior express written permission of the respective owners.

Images, photos or other materials on this website may be in the public domain or licensed to us or others under various types of licenses, which may or may not require credit or attribution, license symbols such as those of Creative Commons, or links to such licensors. If you download or print any of these images, photos or materials pursuant to any right to do so under Section 3 (License to use website) you must maintain all copyright and notice information.

For all purposes of these terms and conditions, the Editor and employees of Northfleet Publishers shall be deemed to be third-party authors (and the copyright owners) of content and other materials posted as blogs on this website except as otherwise indicated.

2.2     Subject to the express provisions of these terms and conditions:

(a)      we, together with our licensors, own and control all the copyright and other intellectual property rights (e.g., logos, trademarks or service marks) in our website and the content and material on our website;

(b)      all the copyright and other intellectual property rights in our website and the content and material on our website are reserved by their respective owners, other than as specifically granted under the license granted to users under our terms and conditions;

(c)      we do not claim ownership of content or material that you submit or make available for inclusion on our website; you retain copyright ownership of any intellectual property rights that you hold in such content or material, subject to the license granted to us (and the users of our website) under Section 10, and are free to use it in any way;

(d)      we are not required to treat any communications, information, blogs, comments, testimonials, endorsements or other material submitted to us as confidential, subject, however, to the terms of our Privacy Policy. Copyright laws protect the expressions of ideas, rather than ideas in and of themselves; accordingly any ideas or suggestions that you submit to us or post on our website as a comment are considered non-proprietary and may be used by us in any manner without compensation, attribution or your approval; you agree that we will not incur any liability as a result of any similarities that may appear in future products, content or services; and

(e)      all content, materials, testimonials, endorsements and user comments provided to us for publication on our website are deemed to have been provided in full knowledge and acceptance of the most recent Terms and Conditions, Disclaimer, Privacy Policy and our LEGAL – INTERNATIONAL USERS page as displayed on our website.

2.3     We respect the intellectual property rights of others and expect users of our website to do the same. We may, in circumstances that we deem appropriate and in our sole discretion, remove or disable access to any content or material on our website that we believe (or receive notice) may infringe on the rights of others.

2.4     It is our policy to respond promptly to any claim that content posted on this website infringes the copyright of any person. We will use reasonable efforts to investigate notices of alleged infringement and will take appropriate action in accordance with our terms and conditions and our other policies where we believe an infringement has taken place, including removing or disabling access to the content claimed to be infringing and/or terminating accounts and access to the website.

2.5     If you believe in good faith that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement by any content or material on this website, you may notify our Designated Copyright Agent:

(a)     File a Takedown Notice in accordance with Section 26 of these Terms and Conditions, pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the “DMCA”), which provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under United States copyright law; or

(b)     If your alleged infringement claim is not subject to United States copyright law, file a notice of alleged copyright infringement with our Designated Copyright Agent in the manner set forth in Section 2.6.

(c)      It is suggested that you consult with an attorney or solicitor before filing an infringement notice under either (a) or (b), as applicable.

2.6     For your complaint to be given proper consideration, you must provide ALL of the following information in writing when providing notice of the alleged copyright infringement; in order to expedite our ability to process your request, please use the following format:

(a)     Identification of the non-U.S. copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, including identification of the web page or specific posts or comments, as opposed to entire websites;

(b)     Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate that material, such as title, date and name of contributor;

(c)      Name of copyright holder;

(d)     Required information so that we can contact you: name, mailing address, telephone number, and email address;

(e)     Include both of the following statements in the body of the Notice:

  • “I hereby state that I have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or by law”.
  • “I hereby state that the information in this Notice is accurate, that I am the copyright owner or I am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed”.

(f)      Provide your full legal name and sign your electronic or physical signature.

(g)     All written Notices should be sent to our Designated Copyright Agent as follows:

Designated Copyright Agent

Northfleet Publishers

10 Fairway Drive – Suite 136V

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441-1812

If your Notice is sent by email, the subject line should read: “Designated Copyright Agent – Non-U.S. Infringement Notice”.

Emails should be addressed to our Designated Copyright Agent as follows: “contact@satireandmore.com”, NOT “mailto:contact@satireandmore.com”, as this may end up in our spam folder.

2.7      NOTE THAT IF YOU KNOWINGLY MISREPRESENT THAT ONLINE MATERIAL IS INFRINGING, YOU MAY BE SUBJECT TO HEAVY CIVIL PENALTIES. THESE INCLUDE MONETARY DAMAGES, ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND COSTS INCURRED BY US, ANY COPYRIGHT OWNER, OR BY ANY COPYRIGHT OWNER’S LICENSEE THAT IS INJURED AS A RESULT OF RELIANCE ON YOUR MISREPRESENTATION.

2.8     We reserve the right to remove any content or materials alleged or believed to be infringing copyright or other intellectual property rights without prior notice, in our sole discretion, and without liability to you or anyone else.

2.9     Upon our request, you agree to promptly furnish us with any documentation, substantiation and releases necessary or reasonably required to verify that you have secured all necessary permission and licenses for contributing any content to us that does not constitute your original work of authorship.

  1. Licence to use website

3.1     You may:

(a)      view pages from our website in a web browser or mobile device;

(b)      download pages from our website for caching in a web browser;

(c)      download pages from our website and save any such material to your computer, but not on any server or other storage device connected to the Internet or a network where the content could be accessed by other users;

(d)      print pages from our website;

(e)      stream audio and video files from our website; and

(f)      use our website services by means of a web browser,

subject to the other provisions of these Terms and Conditions.

3.2     Except as expressly permitted by Section 3.1 or the other provisions of these terms and conditions, you must not download any material from our website or save any such material to your computer.

3.3     You may only use our website for your own personal purposes, and you must not use our website for any other purposes.

3.4     Except as expressly permitted by these terms and conditions, you must not edit or otherwise modify any material on our website.

3.5     Unless you own or control the relevant rights in the material, you must not:

(a)      republish, reproduce, distribute or transmit material from our website, except when you are using a feature of the website, such as “e-mail a friend”, or as otherwise provided in these terms and conditions;

(b)      sell, rent or sub-license material from our website;

(c)      show any material from our website in public; or

(d)      exploit material from our website for a commercial purpose.

You may, however, from time to time, excerpt and use materials on this website consistent with the U.S. principles of “fair use” or the U.K. principles of “fair dealing”, as appropriate.

3.6     In order to allow interaction between users and bloggers, and to provide the broadest dissemination of our content, our website includes several social media buttons so that users may share, recommend and “like” our content, in addition to allowing users to post comments.

3.7     We reserve the right to restrict access to areas of our website, or indeed our whole website, at our discretion; you must not circumvent or bypass, or attempt to circumvent or bypass, any access restriction measures on our website.

  1. RSS feeds

4.1     You may access our RSS feeds using an RSS reader or aggregator, but by accessing our RSS feeds, you acknowledge and agree that we do not warrant that our RSS feeds will operate on all devices.

4.2     By accessing our RSS feeds, you accept these terms and conditions.

4.3     Subject to your acceptance of these terms and conditions, we grant to you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sub-licensable licence to display content from our RSS feed in unmodified form on any non-commercial website owned and operated by you, providing that you must not aggregate our RSS feeds with any other feed when displaying it in accordance with this Section 4.3.

4.4     It is a condition of this licence that you include a credit for us and hyperlink to our website on each web page where the RSS feed is published (in such form as we may specify from time to time, or if we do not specify any particular form, in a reasonable form).

4.5     We may revoke any licence set out in this Section 4 at any time, with or without notice or explanation.

  1. Acceptable use

5.1     You must not:

(a)      use our website in any way or take any action that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the performance, availability or accessibility of the website;

(b)      use our website in any way that is unlawful, illegal or fraudulent, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal or fraudulent purpose or activity;

(c)      use our website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software;

(d)      conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities (including without limitation scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in relation to our website without our express written consent;

(e)      access or otherwise interact with our website using any robot, spider or other automated means;

(f)      violate the directives set out in the robots.txt file for our website; or

(g)      use data collected from our website for any direct marketing activity (including without limitation email marketing, SMS marketing, telemarketing and direct mailing).

5.2     You must not use data collected from our website to contact individuals, companies or other persons or entities.

5.3     You must ensure that all the information you supply to us through our website, or in relation to our website, is true, accurate, current, complete and non-misleading, except as otherwise allowed (pursuant to our editorial policies) in the content of satire or humour submitted for posting as blogs.

5.4     Recognizing the global nature of the Internet, you agree to comply with all applicable domestic and international laws and rules regarding your conduct and your access and use of our website, its content, services and software. In particular, you agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the downloading and/or transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside or in which you access our website. We make no representation that any material or content on our website is appropriate or may be accessed or downloaded outside the United States or outside the country in which such material or content was produced or created. Access to our website, and the material and content on our website, may not be legal in certain countries or for certain persons. If you access our website or any of its material or content from outside of the United States, you do so at your own risk (for which we shall not be liable) and are responsible for compliance with the laws of the jurisdiction in which you reside or in which you access our website.  See our Legal – INTERNATIONAL USERS page for additional information.

  1. Registration and accounts

6.1     Registration is required by persons who wish to submit blog content for consideration, but is not required to submit comments. To be eligible to register for an account on our website under this Section 6, you must be at least 18 years of age. In consideration of your contributor registration, you represent that you are of legal age to form a binding contract and are not a person barred from receiving services under the laws of the United States or other applicable jurisdictions.

6.2     You may register for an account with our website by completing and submitting the Contributor Registration form on our website, and clicking on the SUBMIT FORM box, which will give you a confirmation notice that your information has been sent to us. You agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by our Contributor Registration form. Registration does not create any obligation on your part to contribute content to our website.

6.3     You must not use a false name or email address or provide any false information or impersonate another person when registering as a blog contributor or using our email services. However, you may use a pseudonym as the author of blog content posted on our website.

6.4     You must notify us in writing immediately if you become aware of any unauthorised use of your account.

6.5     You must not use any other person’s account to access the website or any of its features.

6.6     We have the sole right and discretion whether or not to accept your registration, and we may reject your registration, with or without explanation.

6.7     Registration will require the disclosure to us of certain personally identifiable information; registration data about you is subject to our Privacy Policy.

6.8     You are responsible for maintaining backup copies of your work, both before and after submission or publication.

  1. User IDs and passwords

7.1     If you register for an account with our website, we will either provide you with, or you will be asked to choose, a user ID and password.

7.2     Your user ID must not be misleading, cause confusion, violate service mark, trademark or patent laws, or be considered vulgar or otherwise offensive, as determined in our sole discretion. It must also comply with the content rules set out in Section 11; you must not use your account or user ID for or in connection with the impersonation of someone else.We may refuse to allow the use of a user ID for registration, blog posting or comment purposes in our sole discretion.

7.3     You must keep your password confidential.

7.4     You must notify us in writing (by email) immediately if you become aware of any disclosure of your password.

7.5     You are responsible for any activity on our website arising out of any failure to keep your password confidential, and may be held liable for any losses arising out of such a failure.

  1. Cancellation and suspension of account

8.1     We may:

(a)      suspend your account;

(b)      cancel your account; and/or

(c)      edit your account details,

at any time in our sole discretion without notice or explanation and without any liability or further obligation to you or any other party.

8.2     You may cancel your account on our website by email or by using our contact form. However, if you cancel your account you do not have the right to require that we remove any or all of your content or material posted on our website, and the license provisions of Section 10 shall continue in effect.

  1. Comments feature

9.1     You do not need to register with our website to use the comments feature. However, if you add a comment to a blog, be aware that your email and IP addresses will be traceable, and your user name and/or other images displayed on other sites such as Facebook or Google may be displayed if, for example, your comment has been sent from your account on another social networking site.

9.2     We have no obligation or responsibility to review or edit comments before publication; however, we reserve the right to review or edit any comment before publication, and we reserve the right to decline to publish any comment, and to edit or delete any comment that has been published on our website in our sole discretion. We also reserve the right to make necessary or appropriate edits to grammar, punctuation and spelling before or after publication. If we elect to screen comments, there may be a delay in the posting of such material to allow for review or editing.

9.3     You must not use a false name or email address or provide any false information or impersonate another person when submitting a comment.  However, subject to the foregoing, you may use a pseudonym or user name selected by you as the author of a comment posted on our website.

9.4     We shall have no obligation to provide to you a copy of any comment that you post to our website.

9.5     Comments should be related to the content of a blog, the subject matter of the website or in response to other comments, and may not be used for self-promotion, advertising purposes or contain links to other websites or web pages; they should not be unrelated to the theme or topics of the website. Comments may not be used to make attacks on or abuse of contributors or other persons, use defamatory language, profanity, obscenity or deliberately disrupt discussions with repetitive or meaningless messages or spam. We also reserve the right to not approve trackbacks that we deem for any reason to be inappropriate.

9.6     All comments must be posted in the English language.

9.7     We do not claim ownership of comments that you submit to our website. However, upon submitting your comments to us, you grant us a perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free licence to use, reproduce, store, modify, adapt, publish, translate and distribute your comments (in whole or in part) throughout the universe in or on any and all media now known or hereafter devised, and alone or together with or as part of other information, content and/or material of any kind and nature. You retain copyright ownership of any intellectual property rights that you hold in such comments, subject to the license granted to us (and the users of our website). If you contribute comments that do not constitute your original work of authorship, you represent and warrant to us that you do not infringe on any third party’s copyright or other proprietary rights and that you have secured all necessary permission and licenses prior to contributing such content to us.

9.8     You hereby waive all your moral rights (including without limitation the right to paternity, integrity, disclosure and withdrawal, as well as the right to remain anonymous) in your comments to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, and agree that we may delete, modify or alter your comments in any way without seeking further permission from you. To the extent that you may not waive any moral rights in your comments under applicable law, you agree not to assert any such moral rights with respect thereto or interfere with the use of your comments by us, our licensees or website users.

9.9     For the avoidance of doubt, your comments constitute “your content” for the purposes of Section 10 (other than Section 10.5) and Section 11, including the use and restrictions therein.

  1. Your content: licence

10.1    In these terms and conditions, “your content” means all blogs, works and materials (including without limitation text, graphics, images, audio material, video material, audio-visual material, scripts, software and files) that you submit to us or our website for storage or publication on, processing by, or transmission via, our website.

10.2    Upon submitting your content to us, you grant to us an irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free licence to use, reproduce, store, modify, adapt, publish, translate and distribute your content (in whole or in part) throughout the universe in or on any and all media now known or hereafter devised, and alone or together with or as part of other information, content and/or material of any kind and nature.

10.3    You grant to us the right to sub-license the rights licensed under Section 10.2.

10.4    You grant all users of our website, whether registered or visitors, all rights granted to them in these terms and conditions with respect to your content, including without limitation those in Section 3 (License to use website), and in particular Section 3.6 (i.e., sharing, recommending or liking your content).

10.5    You hereby waive all your moral rights (including without limitation the right to paternity, integrity, disclosure and withdrawal, as well as the right to remain anonymous) in your content to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law and agree that we may modify or alter your content in any way without seeking further permission from you; and you warrant and represent that all other moral rights in your content have been waived to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law. To the extent that you may not waive any moral rights in your content under applicable law, you agree not to assert any such moral rights with respect thereto or interfere with the use of your content by us, our licensees or website users.

Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions, you retain the right of attribution, including the right to be identified as the author of your content (other than comments) under your name or pseudonym, but not the right to remain anonymous.

10.6    Without prejudice to our other rights under these terms and conditions, we may monitor, screen, categorise, move, delete, un-publish or edit any or all of your content in our sole discretion. We also reserve the right to make necessary or appropriate changes to grammar, punctuation and spelling before or after publication, as well as changes in formatting. Notwithstanding the foregoing, editing of blogs shall be limited to grammar, punctuation, spelling and formatting, and not to content.

10.7    You may not take down (or require us to remove) any of your content or material once it has been published on our website, or remove your name or pseudonym, without the prior written authorisation of the Editor.

10.8    We prefer original material, but we will consider previously published material for posting as a blog on our website. However, where we decide to accept previously published material you must warrant and represent that you own the material and have proper clearance from previous publishers. In such cases, we may request that you furnish us with documentation that you have permission to republish the material.

  1. Your content: rules

11.1    You warrant and represent that your content is your own original work, or fully cleared for use as contemplated herein, and will comply with these terms and conditions.

11.2    Your content must not be illegal or unlawful, must not infringe any person’s legal rights, and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action against any person (in each case in any jurisdiction and under any applicable law).

11.3    Your content, and the use of your content by us in accordance with these terms and conditions and the rights you grant to us, must not:

(a)      be libellous or maliciously false;

(b)      be obscene;

(c)      be pornographic;

(d)      infringe any copyright, moral right, database right, trademark or service mark right, design right, right in passing off, or other intellectual property right;

(e)      infringe any right of confidence, right of privacy or right under data protection legislation;

(f)      constitute an incitement to commit a crime, instructions for the commission of a crime or the promotion of criminal activity;

(g)      be in contempt of any court, or in breach of any court order;

(h)      be in breach of any contractual obligation owed to any person;

(i)       be material that contains restricted or password only access pages, or hidden pages or images (those not linked to or from another accessible page; or

(j)      contain solicitations, promotional materials, advertising, junk mail, or spam.

11.4    You must not use our website to link to any website or web page consisting of or containing material that would, were it posted on our website, breach the provisions of these terms and conditions.

11.5    You must not submit to our website any material that is or has ever been the subject of any threatened or actual legal proceedings or other similar complaint.

11.6    You may post only content owned by you, content for which you have express written permission from the owner and material in the public domain. You assume all risk and responsibility for determining whether any material is in the public domain.

11.7    You may not plagiarise content or violate or infringe on the rights of third parties.

11.8    The amount of storage space on our website is limited. Accordingly, posting of some material may not be processed due to space constraints or message limitations. You understand and agree that we assume no responsibility for deletions of posts or any failure to store, receive or deliver postings in a timely manner or any other matter relating to posting. Postings, for purposes of this Section 11.8, include comments, as well as your blog content.

11.9    Notwithstanding any other provisions of the terms and conditions, we may remove your content and all materials related to your registration or use of our website, including email and other accounts and all related information and files in your accounts, postings (e.g., blogs or comments), profiles or other personalised information you have created, for any or no reason at any time in our sole discretion without notice or explanation.

  1. Report abuse

12.1    If you learn of any unlawful material or activity on our website, or any material or activity that breaches these terms and conditions, please let us know.

12.2    You can let us know by email or by using our contact form.

  1. Limited warranties

13.1    We do not warrant or represent:

(a)      the completeness or accuracy of the content, information or material published on our website;

(b)      that the content, information or material on the website is up to date; or

(c)      that the website or any service on the website will remain available.

13.2   We reserve the right to change any and all content, software and other items used or contained in our website at any time without notice, and to remove your testimonials, endorsements or other content, even if you have not breached the terms and conditions.

13.3    We reserve the right to discontinue or alter any or all of our website services, and to stop publishing our website, at any time in our sole discretion without notice or explanation; and save to the extent that these terms and conditions expressly provide otherwise, you will not be entitled to any compensation or other payment upon the discontinuance or alteration of any website services, or if we stop publishing the website.

13.4    To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law and subject to Section 14.1, we exclude all representations and warranties relating to the subject matter of these terms and conditions, our website and the use of our website. This website and the information, software and other material or content available on or accessible from this website is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including without limitation warranties of title, non-infringement or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

  1. Limitations and exclusions of liability

14.1    Nothing in these terms and conditions will:

(a)      limit or exclude any liability for death or personal injury resulting from negligence;

(b)      limit or exclude any liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;

(c)      limit any liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or

(d)      exclude any liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law.

14.2    The limitations and exclusions of liability set out in this Section 14 and elsewhere in these terms and conditions:

(a)      are subject to Section 14.1; and

(b)      govern all liabilities arising under these terms and conditions or relating to the subject matter of these terms and conditions, including liabilities arising in contract, in tort (including negligence) and for breach of statutory duty, and as further provided in Section 27.

14.3    To the extent that our website and the content, information and services on our website are provided free of charge, we will not be liable for any loss or damage of any nature.

14.4    We will not be liable to you in respect of any losses arising out of any event or events beyond our reasonable control.

14.5    We will not be liable to you in respect of any business losses, including without limitation loss of or damage to profits, income, revenue, use, production, anticipated savings, business, contracts, commercial opportunities, reputation or goodwill.

14.6    We will not be liable to you in respect of any loss or corruption of any data, database or software.

14.7    We will not be liable to you in respect of any, special, indirect, punitive, incidental, consequential loss or damage that results in any way from your use of or inability to use our website or your reliance on or use of information, services or merchandise provided on or accessible through the website, or that results from mistakes, omissions, interruptions, deletions of files, errors, defects, delays in operation or transmission, or any failure of performance, as well as incompatibility of the website with any of your equipment, software or telecommunication links.

  1. Indemnity

15.1    You hereby indemnify us, and undertake to keep us indemnified, against any and all losses, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including without limitation reasonable attorneys’ fees and any amounts paid by us to a third party in settlement of a claim or dispute) incurred or suffered by us and arising directly or indirectly out of:

(a)      any breach by you of any provision of these terms and conditions;

(b)      your use of our website; or

(c)      use of our website under certain conditions as provided in our LEGAL-INTERNATIONAL USERS page.

  1. Breaches of these terms and conditions

16.1    Without prejudice to our other rights under these terms and conditions, if you breach these terms and conditions in any way, or if we reasonably suspect that you have breached these terms and conditions in any way, we may:

(a)      send you one or more formal warnings;

(b)      temporarily suspend your access to our website;

(c)      permanently prohibit you from accessing our website;

(d)      block computers using your IP address from accessing our website;

(e)      contact any or all of your internet service providers and request that they block your access to our website;

(f)      commence legal action against you, whether for breach of contract or otherwise; and/or

(g)      suspend or delete your account on our website.

16.2    Where we suspend or prohibit or block your access to our website or a part of our website, you must not take any action to circumvent such suspension or prohibition or blocking (including without limitation creating and/or using a different account).

  1. Third-party websites

17.1    Our website may include hyperlinks to other websites owned and operated by third parties; such hyperlinks are for convenience and are not recommendations. We have not reviewed the information on these websites or the accuracy or reliability of any information, data, opinions, advice or statements contained on them.

17.2    We have no control over third-party websites and their contents, and subject to Section 14.1, we accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

17.3    You are subject to the rules and procedures (including terms of use and privacy policies) of third-party websites while using them. See Section 19 (Linking policy) for additional provisions concerning links to or from third-party websites.

  1. Advertisements

18.1    From time to time, our website may contain advertisements, including links to websites of such advertisers. We do not make any representation as to the accuracy or suitability of any information contained in such advertisements or websites and do not accept any responsibility or liability for the content of those advertisements and websites and the offerings made by such third parties or their conduct.

18.2    Third-party advertisements and links to other websites where goods or services are advertised are not endorsements or recommendations by us of the parties, their websites, products or services. We have not investigated the accuracy of any claims made by any advertiser or sponsor, and take no responsibility for content of the advertisements, promises made, or the quality or reliability of the products or services offered in any advertisements.

18.3    Your correspondence or dealings with advertisers found on or through our website, including payment and delivery of products or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties and representations associated therewith, are solely between you and such advertiser. You agree that we are not responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of any such dealings or as a result of the presence of such advertisers or advertisements on our website. You are subject to the rules and procedures (including terms of use and privacy policies) of advertisers while using their websites.

18.4    We may receive a commission, fee and/or other compensation through an arrangement we have with a third party if you click on certain advertisements or links on our website, or if you purchase a product or service after clicking on a link.

18.5    We may from time to time sell books or other material published by us, but will not sell them directly from this website. Any such books or material will be offered for sale directly by a third-party website not owned or controlled by us, such as Amazon; in such cases our website will contain a link to such books or other materials, and we will receive a fee or commission on any such sales.

18.6    We may provide links to websites of our bloggers or their publications where you can read more about them and/or purchase their publications. Any such links are for your convenience and are not recommendations. Your use of any such websites is subject to all of the terms and conditions in this Section 18 concerning third-party advertisements.

  1. Linking policy

19.1    Introduction

(a)     We welcome links to our website made in accordance with the provisions of this Terms and Conditions policy.

(b)      This policy is intended to assist you when linking to our website.

19.2    Links to our website

(a)      Links pointing to our website should not be misleading, or misrepresent your relationship with Northfleet Publishers

(b)     Appropriate link text should always be used in links pointing to our website.

(c)      You must not use our logo to link to our website (or otherwise) without our express written permission.

(d)      You must not link to our website using any inline linking technique.

(e)     You must not frame the content of our website or any of its pages or use any similar technology in relation to the content of the website.

19.3    Links from our website

(a)     Our website includes hyperlinks to other websites owned and operated by third parties; such hyperlinks are not recommendations. We have not reviewed any material, including computer software, made available through third-party websites or webpages.

(b)     We have no control over the contents of third-party websites, and we accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

19.4    Removal of links

(a)     You agree that, should we request the deletion of a link to our website that is within your control, you will delete the link promptly.

(b)     If you would like us to remove a link to your website that is included on this website, please contact us using the contact details below in Section 29. Unless you have a legal right to demand removal, such removal will be at our discretion.

(c)      We reserve the right to withdraw permission for any link at any time.

  1. Variation (Amendments)

20.1    We reserve the right to revise these terms and conditions (as well as our Disclaimer, Privacy Policy and LEGAL – INTERNATIONAL USERS page) and any other information contained on this website t any time and from time to time, for any reason in our sole discretion.

20.2    The revised terms and conditions will apply to the use of our website from the date of their publication on the website, and you hereby waive any right you may otherwise have to be notified of, or to consent to, revisions of the terms and conditions. Your continued use of our website following the posting of an updated Terms and Conditions, Disclaimer or Privacy Policy, as well as our LEGAL – INTERNATIONAL USERS page, means that you agree to those changes.

20.3    All content, materials, and user comments provided to us for publication on our website are deemed to have been provided in full knowledge and acceptance of the most recent Terms and Conditions, Disclaimer, Privacy Policy and LEGAL – INTERNATIONAL USERS page as displayed on our website.

20.4    You should check back frequently and regularly to read and ensure familiarity with the most current version of the Terms and Conditions, Disclaimer, Privacy Policy and LEGAL – INTERNATIONAL USERS page . If at any time our Terms and Conditions, Disclaimer, Privacy Policy and/or LEGAL – INTERNATIONAL USERS page are no longer acceptable to you, please exit our website and do not use any of its content, services or features.

  1. Assignment

21.1    You hereby agree that we may assign, transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with our rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions.

21.2    You may not without our prior written consent assign, transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with any of your rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions.

  1. Severability and waiver

22.1    If a provision of these terms and conditions is determined by any court or other competent authority to be unlawful and/or unenforceable, the other provisions will continue in effect.

22.2    If any unlawful and/or unenforceable provision of these terms and conditions would be lawful or enforceable if part of it were deleted, that part will be deemed to be deleted, and the rest of the provision will continue in effect.

22.3    No waiver by us of any breach of these terms and conditions shall constitute a waiver of any prior or subsequent breach and we shall not be affected by any delay, failure or omission to enforce or express forbearance granted in respect of any of your obligations.

  1. Third-party rights

23.1    These terms and conditions are only the benefit of you and Northfleet Publishers, and are not intended to benefit or be enforceable by any third party.

23.2    The exercise by you of your rights under these terms and conditions is not subject to the consent of any third party.

  1. CDA (Communications Decency Act) –

We are an Internet Service Provider, as defined in Section 230 of the CDA (Communications Decency Act), 47 USC §230. The views, opinions and positions expressed in blogs, user comments and other material posted on our website are those of the author alone and do not represent those of Northfleet Publishers, or its affiliates, successors, assigns, employees, agents, directors, officers or owners. Content (e.g., blogs, user comments, and other material) created by third parties is presented as is and is the sole responsibility of the third parties and its accuracy and completeness are not endorsed or guaranteed by us. You acknowledge that by providing you with the ability to view, post and distribute content through our website, Northfleet Publishers is not undertaking any obligation or liability relating to the content. Northfleet Publishers and its affiliates, successors, assigns, employees, agents, directors, officers and owners do not undertake or assume any duty to monitor the website for inappropriate or unlawful content. Northfleet Publishers and its affiliates, successors, assigns, employees, agents, directors, officers, and owners assume no responsibility or liability which may arise from the content thereof, including without limitation claims for defamation, libel, slander, infringement, invasion of privacy and publicity rights, obscenity, pornography, profanity, fraud, or misrepresentation.

  1. COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act)

25.1    This website is not designed for use by or directed to individuals under the age of 16. Although our website prohibits the posting of content (blogs, comments or other material, etc.) that is obscene or pornographic, some content may be inappropriate for viewing by individuals under the age of 16. Although COPPA (15 U.S.C. § 6501) applies to individuals under the age of 13, we do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information of any individual under the age of 16.

25.2     If we discover that anyone has accessed our website and provided or disclosed personally identifiable information of any individual under the age of 16, we will delete the information as soon as we discover it, we will not use the information for any purpose, and we will not disclose the information to third parties. You acknowledge that we do not verify the age of our users nor do we have any liability to do so.

25.3    Pursuant to 47 U.S.C. Section 230 (d), as amended, we hereby notify you that parental control protections (such as computer hardware, software or filtering services) are commercially available that may assist you in limiting access to material that is harmful to minors. Information identifying current providers of such protections is available on the Internet by searching for “parental control protection.”

  1. DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) – Takedown Notices

26.1    The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the “DMCA”) provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law. If U.S. copyright law does not apply to your work, see Section 2 (Copyright and other intellectual property) concerning alleged copyright infringement.

26.2    If you believe in good faith that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement by any content or material on this website, you may notify our Designated Copyright Agent in the manner described below. For your complaint (“Notice”) to be valid under the DMCA, you must provide ALL of the following information in writing when providing notice of the alleged copyright infringement; in order to expedite our ability to process your request, please use the following format:

(a)     Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, including identification of the web page or specific posts or comments, as opposed to entire websites;

(b)     Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate that material, such as title, date and name of contributor;

(c)      Name of copyright holder;

(d)     Required information so that we can contact you: name, mailing address, telephone number, and email address;

(e)     Include both of the following statements in the body of the Notice:

  • “I hereby state that I have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or by law”.
  • “ I hereby state that the information in this Notice is accurate, that I am the copyright owner or I am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed”.

(f)      Provide your full legal name and sign your electronic or physical signature.

(g)     All written Notices should be sent to our Designated Copyright Agent as follows:

Designated Copyright Agent

Northfleet Publishers

10 Fairway Drive – Suite 136V

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441-1812

If your Notice is sent by email, the subject line should read: “Designated Copyright Agent – DMCA Infringement Notice”.

Emails should be addressed to our Designated Copyright Agent as follows: “contact@satireandmore.com”, NOT “mailto:contact@satireandmore.com”, as this may end up in our spam folder.

26.3     NOTE THAT UNDER FEDERAL LAW, IF YOU KNOWINGLY MISREPRESENT THAT ONLINE MATERIAL IS INFRINGING, YOU MAY BE SUBJECT TO HEAVY CIVIL PENALTIES. THESE INCLUDE MONETARY DAMAGES, ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND COSTS INCURRED BY US, ANY COPYRIGHT OWNER, OR BY ANY COPYRIGHT OWNER’S LICENSEE THAT IS INJURED AS A RESULT OF RELIANCE ON YOUR MISREPRESENTATION.

26.4   If you believe that a DMCA notice of alleged copyright infringement was wrongly filed against you, the DMCA permits you to make a counter-notification.

26.5    If you believe that any content, comments or materials you posted, uploaded or submitted to us were subsequently removed from our website, or to which access was disabled, were improperly removed or disabled, you may notify our Copyright Agent in the manner described below. For your counter-notification (“Counter Notice”) to be valid under the DMCA, you must provide ALL of the following information in writing; in order to expedite our ability to process your request, please use the following format:

(a)     Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled;

(b)     Name of copyright holder;

(c)      Required information so that we can contact you: name, mailing address, telephone number, and email address;

(d)     Include both of the following statements in the body of the Counter Notice:

  • “I consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for [insert the federal judicial district in which your address is located, or if you are a non-resident of the United States, insert: United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida], and I will accept service of process from the person who submitted the infringement or an agent of such person.”
  • “I hereby state, under penalty of perjury, that I have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled.”

(e)      Provide your full legal name and sign with your electronic or physical signature.

(f) )    All written Counter Notices should be sent to our Designated Copyright Agent as follows:

Designated Copyright Agent

Northfleet Publishers

10 Fairway Drive – Suite 136V

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441-1812

If your Notice is sent by email, the subject line should read: “Designated Copyright Agent – DMCA Infringement Counter Notice”.

Emails addressed to our Designated Copyright Agent as follows: “contact@satireandmore.com”, NOT “mailto:contact@satireandmore.com”, as this may end up in our spam folder.

26.6    The information in this Section 26 sets forth our procedures for filing DMCA infringement notifications and counter-notifications, and is not legal advice; it should not be relied upon as such and may not reflect the latest changes in the law or applicable regulations. Notices and counter-notices must meet the then-current statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA; see http://www.loc.gov/copyright/ for details. Before you file a DMCA notification or counter notification, you should first consult with your attorney or solicitor. It is even more important to consult an attorney or solicitor before filing a counter-notification if you are a non-U.S. resident, particularly as you will be consenting to the jurisdiction of the United States courts.

26.7     You should note that filing an infringement counter-claim will result in disclosure of personally identifiable information when it is forwarded to the person who filed the infringement claim.

26.8     We reserve the right to remove any content or materials alleged or believed to be infringing copyright or other intellectual property rights without prior notice, in our sole discretion, and without liability to you or anyone else.

  1. Entire agreement

27.1    The Terms and Conditions, including the Disclaimer, Privacy Policy and LEGAL – INTERNATIONAL USERS page that are incorporated into these Terms and Conditions by reference, constitute the entire agreement (the “Agreement” or this “Agreement”) between you and Northfleet Publishers concerning your access to, browsing and/or use of the website, its content, services or features.

27.2    Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 27.1, the terms and conditions (including your representations) contained in any of our online forms used to register, request information, submit testimonials or endorsements, or other content for posting on our website, or to subscribe to any newsletters, are also included as part of the Agreement.

  1. Law, jurisdiction and venue

28.1    This Agreement, and the relationship between you and Northfleet Publishers, and any dispute, controversy, proceedings or claim of whatever nature (including any non-contractual disputes or claims) arising under, out of or in any way relating to this Agreement or its formation (occurring upon acceptance of its provisions or deemed acceptance by your use of this website) and the transactions contemplated thereby, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Florida, without regard to conflict or choice of law rules, provisions or principles, and, where applicable the laws of the United States.

28.2    The Florida state and federal courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction to hear and decide any suit, action or proceeding, and/or to settle any dispute, controversy, or claim of whatever nature, as well as non-contractual claims or obligations, which may arise under, out of or relate to this Agreement or its formation (as defined above in Section 28.1) and the transactions contemplated thereby, and, by your use of this website, you waive any jurisdictional, venue or inconvenient forum objections to such courts for purposes of resolving these disputes.

28.3      Although this website may be available worldwide, you understand and agree that the laws of your home jurisdiction may provide protections not provided in the United States under federal or state laws, and that by visiting the website, you unequivocally agree to submit and adjudicate any disputes which arise out of such use pursuant to the provisions of Section 28 of the Terms and Conditions.

  1. Our details and contact information

29.1    This website is owned and operated by Northfleet Publishers (an imprint of Northfleet Group LLC). Northfleet Group LLC is a limited liability company, registered under the laws of the State of Florida (L13000101072).

29.2    You can contact us by using our website contact form or by email addressed to “contact@satireandmore.com”, NOT “mailto:contact@satireandmore.com”, as this may end up in our spam folder.

Please note that any information sent to us by email (either directly or through our contact, registration, submission or other forms) is not necessarily secure in transit, and might be subject to interception by third parties.

  1. ONE MORE THING – Promotions, competitions and contests
  • One more thing

From time to time, we may run competitions, contests and/or other promotions on the website. Any such competitions, contests and/or other promotions will be subject to additional terms and conditions and will be made available at relevant times. The purposes of any such competitions or contests without limitation will generally be to encourage university and college students interested in creative writing and others.

In addition to the Terms and Conditions, use of our website is also subject to our Disclaimer and Privacy Policy

If your country of residence or the location where you are accessing our website requires that our Disclaimer, Terms and Conditions and/or Privacy Policy be translated into the language of such country or location to be binding, please review (before using our website or any of its features): LEGAL – INTERNATIONAL USERS