Terms of Use

To create an account on Hockey World News (HWN) (the website or app) you must agree to the terms of use described here. We recommend that you read these terms of use carefully so that you are aware of your rights and obligations when using the apps or website of HWN. By using HWN, via whatever device, you declare that you have taken note of and agree to these terms of use.

1. Definitions

A number of terms are used in these terms of use:
a) ‘Content’: all text, photos and graphics that are published in or through Hockey World News, or that can be downloaded or uploaded by a user, regardless of whether they are of an editorial or commercial nature;
b) ‘Services’: all services that are made available via Hockey World News, such as consulting the Platforms, downloading and uploading content and / or all other services offered on the Platforms;
c) ‘Third party services’: the services offered by a third party on the Platforms;
d) ‘User content’: all content made available or uploaded by a user of the services to Hockey World News for the benefit of the Platforms;
e) ‘HockeyWrldNws’: the platform HWN is a publication of Hockey World News, located in the United Kingdom;
f) ‘HockeyWN’: the platform is a publication of the Hockey World News, located in the United Kingdom;
g) ‘Website’: the website of hockeywrldnws.com, the apps of Hockey World News and other (mobile) media that are the property of Hockey World News;
h) ‘Platforms’: the website of Hockey World News, the apps of Hockey World News and the app of HockeyWN and other (mobile) media that are owned by Hockey World News.

2. Account / profile

2.1 To make optimal use of the services of Hockey World News, create your own account.
2.2 You agree that we store and use your data in connection with the management of your account. Consult our Privacy Statement here .
2.3 It is not allowed to create one or more accounts in the name of another person, unless that other person has given you permission to do so.
2.4 You are responsible for keeping your account password confidential and liable for all actions performed through your account. If you suspect that your account is being used unlawfully, you can notify Hockey World News of this via privacy@hockeywrldnws.com after which Hockey World News can take measures if necessary.
2.5 You can terminate your account whenever you want. You do this by sending an email to privacy@hockeywrldnws.com. State in this email that you want to have your account deleted.
2.6 Hockey World News is not liable for damage resulting from any unauthorized access to or use of the website and / or services by third parties.

3. Use of the Services

3.1 By using the services on the platforms, you indicate that you are authorized to do so and act in accordance with these terms of use.
3.2 The use you make of the services may not:
a) be based on falsehoods and / or be misleading;
b) infringe the rights of Hockey World News or third parties, including copyrights, neighboring rights, trademark rights or any other intellectual property rights or rights with regard to the protection of privacy;
c) violate any law, regulation, ordinance or other applicable regulation;
d) contain viruses or other software that can damage, render unusable or inaccessible, delete or appropriate an automated work or data or that are intended to provide technical protection measures for the platforms and / or the computer systems of Hockey World News to bypass;
e) are aimed at obtaining unauthorized access to the website, the computer systems and / or the data files of Hockey World News; or
f) are otherwise unlawful towards Hockey World News in any way and / or a third party.
3.4 You are responsible and liable for the use of the services. You indemnify Hockey World News against all claims from third parties in connection therewith.
3.5 Hockey World News are at all times entitled to change, adapt and / or terminate the services, without being liable for damages or liability to the user in any way. If the user does not agree with the implemented adjustments and / or changes, his only option is to stop using the services and to terminate his account.

4. Disclaimer

In our disclaimer , we have stated various conditions that apply to access to and use of the Platforms.

5. User Content

5.1 Under the conditions set out in these terms of use, you retain the copyrights and other intellectual property rights that belong to you with regard to the user content that you make available to other visitors via the Platforms.
5.2 By making user content available to Hockey World News you automatically grant a worldwide, not limited in time, non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable license (with the right to sublicense) for any (re-) use, reproduction. , distribution, making derivative works, displaying and performing that user content or parts thereof, for any purpose and in any way whatsoever for the benefit of the services, as well as to store the user content in (electronic) files.
5.3 You acknowledge and agree that your user content will be used by other users of the services of Hockey World News. You also acknowledge that it is possible that your User Content may be used by third parties in a way that is inconsistent with or not provided for in these Terms of Use; Hockey World News are not liable for actions by third parties in violation of these terms of use.
5.5 By making user content available to Hockey World News, you guarantee that:
a) you are authorized to make this user content available and that you are entitled to issue the license as referred to in Article 5.2;
b) the user content that you make available does not conflict with the house rules of Hockey World News (article 6);
5.6 You are fully responsible for the user content that you make available. Hockey World News are not liable for the consequences of any use of this user content in accordance with these conditions. You indemnify Hockey World News against all claims from third parties. All costs incurred and damage suffered by Hockey World News in connection with such claims will be reimbursed by you.
5.7 Hockey World News reserve the right to remove, block or otherwise make inaccessible user content if it is in conflict with these terms of use.

6. House Rules User Content

We would like you to join the discussion about hockey on our Platforms. But we also like to keep it fun and civilized. That is why we have drawn up a few house rules that users of the Platforms must adhere to:

6.1 Preferably use your real name as display name when creating an account.
6.2 Never use another person’s name.
6.3 It is not allowed to swear or make insulting comments. Without providing an exhaustive list, the following content is not permitted:
a) User Content that is discriminatory with regard to appearance, race, religion, gender, culture, origin or otherwise offensive;
b) User content that incites violence against and / or harassment of another or others;
c) User content that leads to, or is the result of, the exploitation or abuse of others;
d) User content that, in the opinion of Hockey World News, is contrary to morality or good taste, is violent or contains a link to pornographic material or pornographic websites, or contains pornographic or erotic material;
e) user content in which personal data of minors is requested and / or in which personal data of others is made available;
(f) user content promoting or committing illegal activities;
g) user content that violates intellectual property rights, privacy rights or violates any other rights of Hockey World News or third parties;
h) User content involving chain letters, junk mail or spam and / or; where passwords or other personally identifiable information is requested for commercial or illegal purposes;
i) User content that includes a photo or image of another person without the consent of another person;
j) User content that is in violation of any law, regulation, ordinance, other applicable regulation or these terms of use.
6.4 Hockey World News are not the place to fight out personal conflicts.
6.5 Limit the number of responses to a contribution. It is better to conduct a lengthy one-on-one discussion in a different way than via Hockey World News.
6.5 Stay on topic. Off topic responses will be removed by the editors.
6.6 Write clear and understandable English.
6.7 Do not advertise or post commercial messages.
6.8 The Platforms are public. Therefore, do not share sensitive information in comments.
6.9 Do you see a reaction that you do not like? Send an email to privacy@hockeywrldnws.com

7. Discontinuation of services

If you as a user act in violation of these terms of use, Hockey World News can temporarily or permanently delete your account, delete your user content and / or give you a warning. This is also possible when we believe that your actions can cause damage or liability to yourself, to other users or to Hockey World News.

8. Use cookies

Hockey World News use cookies to ensure that the Platforms function optimally.
In the cookie statement you can read all about the types of cookies we use and how you can delete them.

9. Privacy

By using the Platforms you are bound by our privacy statement .

10. Changes

Hockey World News have the right to change its terms of use at any time, without notifying the users. The amended terms of use take effect at the time of publication on the Platforms. Therefore, consult the terms of use regularly. If the user continues to use the service after amendment and / or addition to these terms of use, the user thereby irrevocably accepts the amended and / or supplemented terms of use. If the user does not agree to the amended and / or supplemented terms of use, his / her only option is to stop using the service and to terminate his account.

11. Other provisions

11.1 If one or more provisions of these terms of use are null and void or are nullified, the other provisions will remain in full force.
11.2 These terms of use are governed by UK law. Any disputes arising from this agreement will be submitted to the competent court in the UK to the exclusion of all others.

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