NewsBox User Agreement - Customer Agreement

Welcome to the User Agreement for NewsBox. This agreement describes the terms on which you may access and use our services. In order to become a NewsBox user, you must read and accept all of the terms and conditions of this agreement and the Privacy Policy. In the event of any inconsistency between the NewsBox Privacy Policy and this User Agreement, the User Agreement and/or Customer Agreement shall control. Nothing in this Agreement shall be deemed to confer any third-party rights or benefits. If you do not agree to be bound by the terms of this Agreement, you may not use nor access our services.

We reserve the right to modify this Agreement at any time, and without prior notice, by posting amended terms on this website. Your continued use of the NewsBox Utility indicates your acceptance of the amended User Agreement.

Description of Service

NewsBox is publishing, subscription and monitoring platform used by individuals and organizations. The NewsBox service includes various options (modules) that allow users to perform various tasks including but not limited to reaching other NewsBox users, publishing content and responding to public postings.

NewsBox is an online utility offered to enable connections between businesses and the professional community, including media professionals, more effectively (the 'NewsBox Utility'). Whether looking for press coverage, opportunities or staying connected with your business audiences, NewsBox delivers connection opportunities.

Membership Eligibility

The NewsBox Utility is not available to minors under the age of 18 or to any users suspended or removed from the system by NewsBox for any reason. Users may not have more than one active account. Additionally, users are prohibited from selling, trading, or otherwise transferring your NewsBox account to another party. If you do not qualify, you may not use the NewsBox Utility.

Use of Service

Your use of the NewsBox Utility is governed by this User Agreement. NewsBox may refuse service without prior notice to any user for any or no reason.

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account with or without your knowledge. If you knowingly provide your login and password information to another person, your account privileges may be suspended temporarily or terminated. You agree to immediately notify NewsBox of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security. NewsBox cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this section.

Termination

You agree that NewsBox may, with or without cause, immediately terminate your NewsBox account and access to the NewsBox Utility without prior notice. Without limiting the foregoing, the following will lead to a termination by NewsBox of a user's use of the NewsBox Utility (a) breaches or violations of this User Agreement or other incorporated agreements or guidelines, (b) requests by law enforcement or other government agencies, (c) a request by you (self-initiated account deletions), (d) unexpected technical issues or problems, and (e) extended periods of inactivity. Termination of your NewsBox account includes removal of access to all offerings within the NewsBox Utility and may also bar you from further use of the NewsBox Utility. Furthermore, you agree that all terminations shall be made in NewsBox's sole discretion and that NewsBox shall not be liable to you nor any third-party for any termination of your account or access to the NewsBox Utility.

User Conduct

You understand and agree not to use NewsBox to:

  • Post content or initiate communications which are unlawful, libelous, abusive, obscene, discriminatory, or otherwise objectionable.
  • Use the NewsBox Utility for any illegal purpose, including but not limited to conspiring to violate laws.
  • Falsely state, impersonate, or otherwise misrepresent your identity, including but not limited to the use of a pseudonym, or misrepresenting your current or previous positions and qualifications, or your affiliations with a person or entity, past or present.
  • Upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any content or initiate communications which include information that you do not have the right to disclose or make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as insider information, or proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements).
  • Upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any content or initiate communication that infringes upon patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights or other proprietary rights.
  • Upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation. a) Using NewsBox to connect to people who don't know you and then sending unsolicited promotional messages to those direct connections without their permission; and b) Sending messages to distribution lists, newsgroup aliases, or group aliases.
  • Upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment.
  • Stalk or harass anyone.
  • Forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any communication transmitted through the NewsBox Utility.
  • Post content in fields that aren't intended for that content. Example: Putting an address in a name or title field.
  • Interfere with or disrupt the NewsBox Utility or servers or networks connected to the NewsBox Utility, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the NewsBox Utility.

International Use

You agree to comply with all applicable local rules including but not limited to rules regarding online conduct and acceptable content. Specifically, you agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside.

Information Provided on this Website

In the course of using the NewsBox Utility, users may provide information about themselves which may be visible to certain other users (see our Privacy Policy to learn more about information collected on this website). You understand that by posting materials on the NewsBox website or otherwise providing materials to NewsBox, you are granting to NewsBox Corporation a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable license to use this information in the course of offering the NewsBox Utility. Furthermore, you understand that NewsBox retains the right to reformat, excerpt, or translate any materials submitted by you. You understand that all information publicly posted or privately transmitted through the NewsBox Utility is the sole responsibility of the person from which such content originated and that NewsBox will not be liable for any errors or omissions in any content. You understand that NewsBox cannot guarantee the identity of any other users with whom you may interact in the course of using the NewsBox Utility.

Additionally, we cannot guarantee the authenticity of any data which users may provide about themselves, their businesses or relationships they may describe.

Some information provided on this website is licensed from third-party sources. You agree that you will not use NewsBox content in anyway outside of those permitted under this use agreement. Any use of or reference to articles published on Newsbox must include proper credit of either the individual user or the publishers (media company) including but not limited to (i) source name, (ii) the timestamp, and (iii) minimum text, as delivered by the Moreover service.

Access to Service

Use of manual or automated software, devices, or other processes to "crawl" or "spider" any web pages contained in the NewsBox website is strictly prohibited. You agree not to monitor or copy, or allow others to monitor or copy, our web pages or the content included herein. You also agree not to "frame" or otherwise simulate the appearance or function of this website. Furthermore, you agree not to take any action that interferes with the proper working of or places an unreasonable load on our infrastructure, including but not limited to unsolicited communications, attempts to gain unauthorized access, or transmission or activation of computer viruses.

At any time, if any end-user is found to be in violation of this agreement, your account is subject to immediate suspension or cancellation. Our use of third-party services and, in some cases, content, may be governed by agreements with the respective third-party and any use by you, a NewsBox user, deemed inappropriate or in violation of our agreement(s) with those parties may result in immediate suspension or termination of your account.

You, as a NewsBox user, agree to NOT distribute the NewsBox content, links or user profile information to any other parties or sites and shall not integrate NewsBox content into your own product without the express written permission of NewsBox.

Subject to the terms, conditions, and restrictions of this agreement, Connectus (NewsBox) agrees to provide access to the NewsBox product and services. NewsBox and its affiliates retain and own all rights, titles and interest in the data provided respective of third-party agreements and partnerships.

Customer shall not, and shall ensure that End Users shall (i) not, copy, sublicense, sell, rent, license, sell, rent, lease, or otherwise distribute the intellectual property except as expressly authorized in this Agreement. Connectus or NewsBox customers shall not: (ii) modify, disassemble, decompile, reverse engineer, create derivative works of, or make any other attempt to discover, obtain or use the source code for the Connectus or NewsBox platforms; and (iii) alter, disassemble or otherwise disable any tracking applications and technology required by publishers of the Source Articles; (iv) not use any Third Party Licensed Content for any non-monitoring and/or evaluation purposes; and (v) comply with all applicable laws.

NewsBox Communications

In the course of providing you services, NewsBox may need to communicate with you via email (see our Privacy Policy to learn more about communications). You agree to receive emails which are specific to your account and necessary for the normal functioning of the NewsBox Utility, including a series of up to five welcome emails which help inform new users about various features of the NewsBox Utility. You also agree to have your name and/or email address listed in the header of certain communications which you initiate through the NewsBox Utility.

Monitoring and Enforcement

While we have the right to monitor activity and content associated with the NewsBox Utility, we are not obligated to do so. And since we do not, and may not have the ability to, control or actively monitor content we don't guarantee its accuracy, integrity or quality. Because community standards vary and individuals sometimes choose not to comply with our policies and practices, in the process of using our website, you may be exposed to content that you find offensive or objectionable. You can contact our Customer Service Department to let us know of content that you find objectionable. We may investigate the complaints and violations of our policies that come to our attention and may take any action that we believe is appropriate, including, but not limited to issuing warnings, removing the content or terminating accounts and/or subscriptions. However, because situations and interpretations vary, we also reserve the right not to take any action. Under no circumstances will we be liable in any way for any content, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of, access to, or denial of access to any content on the website.

Fees

Signing up for a basic NewsBox account is free. Certain other services are provided for free only to beta users. NewsBox reserves the right to charge for the NewsBox Utility or any portion thereof, modify the pricing of, add to, or discontinue the NewsBox Utility or any portion thereof with at least 30 days prior notice via email on file. However, user retains right to cancel service at any time. Prepaid customers or users with separate use contracts, affiliate agreement or government contracts should refer to pricing agreement respectively.

Indemnification

By accepting this User Agreement, you agree to indemnify and otherwise hold harmless Connectus, its officers, employees, agents, subsidiaries, affiliates and other partners from any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages resulting from; i) your use of the NewsBox Utility; ii) unauthorized access to or alteration of your communications with or through the NewsBox Utility, or iii) any other matter relating to the NewsBox Utility. Any business transactions which may arise between users from their use of NewsBox are the sole responsibility of the users involved.

Without limitation of the terms and conditions set forth in our Privacy Policy, you understand and agree that NewsBox may disclose personally identifiable information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to comply with legal process, enforce this User Agreement, or protect the rights, property, or safety of NewsBox, its users, and the public.

Disclaimer of Warranties

YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THE NEWSBOX UTILITY IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS AND THAT NEWSBOX DOES NOT ASSUME ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR PROMPT OR PROPER DELIVERY, OR RETENTION OF ANY USER INFORMATION OR COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN USERS. NEWSBOX ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACCURACY OR EXISTENCE OF ANY COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN USERS. NEWSBOX EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

NEWSBOX MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT (i) THE NEWSBOX UTILITY WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (ii) THE NEWSBOX UTILITY WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, (iii) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM USE OF THE NEWSBOX UTILITY WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, (iv) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE NEWSBOX UTILITY WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS, AND (V) ANY ERRORS IN THE SOFTWARE WILL BE CORRECTED.

ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE NEWSBOX UTILITY IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL.

NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM NEWSBOX OR THROUGH OR FROM THE NEWSBOX UTILITY SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THIS USER AGREEMENT.

SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Entire Agreement

The User Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and NewsBox and governs your use of the NewsBox Utility, superseding any prior agreements between you and NewsBox.

Limitation of Liability

YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT NEWSBOX SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF NEWSBOX HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES). SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN NO EVENT WILL NEWSBOX'S TOTAL CUMULATIVE DAMAGES EXCEED US$ 100.

Governing Law

The User Agreement between you and Connectus Software, LLC will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Maryland, United States, without regard to conflict of laws principles.

General Information

NewsBox, the NewsBox logo, and other NewsBox logos and names are trademarks of Gary Charles Pick & Connectus Software, LLC. You agree not to display or use these trademarks in any manner without NewsBox's prior, written permission. The section titles of this User Agreement are displayed for convenience only and have no legal effect. Please send any questions or comments, or report violations of the User Agreement to:

Connectus Software, PO Box 6607, Annapolis, MD 21401