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Terms of Service & Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://news-distribution.com.

News-Distribution.com is a press release distribution and media services provider. As referenced in this “Privacy Policy” or “Terms” or “Terms of Service”, the terms “Global News Distribution”, “our”, “we” and “us” refer to Online Business Services Inc. and any of its divisions, services, sites and affiliate companies.

Global News Distribution Service

The Service lets you manage, create, upload and distribute valuable information about you or your business. We are among the most prominent press release distribution platforms around the world. We can help you or your business to develop, grow and increase traffic to your website in the increasingly digital world.

Use of our Global News Distribution Service

Your use and access to this Service are subject to your acceptance of and adherence to these Terms and Conditions. These Terms are applicable to all users, visitors and other users who use or access the Service. When you access, browse or otherwise use the Service is subject to adhere to the Terms that are contained in the Agreement. Read this Agreement thoroughly. If you don’t agree with any provisions in this Agreement, we request that you do not use the Service or visit the Website.

Authorization

If you use the Service for the benefit of a business or entity, you confirm as a warrantee that you have the power to act / approve / perform the duties on behalf of your company/entity and that entity, its employees, agents principals, and affiliates agree to each of the Terms in this Agreement.

Content on the Website

The content on the Service includes images, graphics text, as well as other content provided by you or by a third-party (referred to in this article as the “Content”). The Content posted onto the Service is solely the responsibility of the person or entity providing this content for distribution to Global News Distribution. If you discover any content that you believe is in violation of the terms of Service We ask that the content be reported to us.

Unauthorized to Use

In addition, unless permitted in the Terms or through a prior arrangement in writing with Global News Distribution, you are not granted permission or authority to use or make use of information that you obtain from the Website either in whole or in part, to benefit yourself or to benefit any third party. You are not permitted to reproduce or distribute or modify, reverse-engineer or disassemble or otherwise make use of the Website or any portion thereof without prior agreement in writing. You must not make commercial usage of this Website or any information that is contained within, to benefit yourself, a third party or any other company. We reserve the right to deny service, close accounts, or cancel orders in our sole discretion when we believe you are in violation of any law or regulation or do anything that harms the interests of Global News Distribution.

Protection of Copyright

If you believe that your copyright has been infringed, please report it to support@news-distribution.com.

We will respond to any complaints of alleged copyright infringement promptly and will consider any claims seriously. The content reported will be removed after 24 hours from the date of receiving written notice. If there is a dispute arising out of any claim of copyright infringement to us we cannot mediate or settle any dispute. All disputes have to be resolved by those who uploaded the Content and the claimant who was infringed. If you are charged with repeatedly violating the rights of others, you could be banned permanently from using the Services. Global News Distribution prohibits any infringing of intellectual property rights that is committed by anyone using the Services.

This is against Global News Distribution policy to take part in the violation of the right to the intellectual property of other people. Conduct that violates intellectual property rights could put you at the possibility of severe legal penalties including criminal and civil. Civil penalties could include damages and profit in addition to the statutory damages, which could up to $30,000. This is for work that has been violated. Furthermore, a judge may award reasonable attorney’s fees and other costs that can significantly increase the amount of damage in cases of willful infringement.

There are a few instances where the usage of material protected by copyrights without permission is permissible. One of these situations is known as “fair use”. Global News Distribution will only be able to re-upload content from its website if it can prove an order from a court or settlement agreement stating that no violation will be the reason for such an upload.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Personal Data

While using our Services, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). Such personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

Email address
First name and last name
Phone number
Address, State, Province, ZIP/Postal code, City
Cookies and Usage Data

Mailing List

We may use your Personal Data to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to you. You may opt-out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe link or instructions provided in any email we send.

No Guarantee

Global News Distribution cannot guarantee publication on any particular media outlet. The vendors and partners that Global News Distribution works with frequently changes, edits, and removes and also includes new outlets in their syndication network. But, Global News Distribution does guarantee the number of media outlets promised with the particular plan purchased.

Links to Third-Party Sites

Our Service may contain links to websites or services that aren’t controlled or owned by Global News Distribution.

Global News Distribution has no control over, and accepts no liability for, the privacy policies, content or the practices employed by any third-party websites or services. Further, you acknowledge and accept the fact that Global News Distribution shall not be held responsible or liable directly or indirectly for any loss or damage that is caused or claimed to be due to the the use or reliance on any of the content, products or services accessible on or through such websites or services. By accessing the website, you renounce Global News Distribution, its agents, employees contractors or affiliates, successors and principals of all responsibility arising out of the use of any third-party website.

We strongly recommend that you review the terms and conditions as well as privacy and security policies on any other third-party websites or services you access.

Limitation of Liability

All news releases and associated media that are distributed by Global News Distribution are provided by our customers. Global News Distribution is not responsible for false or inaccurate information. It is the sole responsibility of the customers. This includes all claims of copyright infringement that is the sole responsibility of the uploader who uploaded any Content that violates Copyright rights.

If you think that one of the users of Services has violated copyright that belongs to you, in this case, you acknowledge and agree that under no circumstances you shall be able to make Global News Distribution liable for any uploading of Content to the Services. You agree and acknowledge that in accordance with the 17 U.S.C SS512(c) Global News Distribution is an internet service provider (“ISP”). 17. U.S.C SS512(c) gives blanket security for ISP’s against being held responsible in the event of the acts of uploaders through the platform of an ISP. The basis for this safe harbor is that it is impossible or impractical for ISP’s monitor and scrutinize each and every Content submission. You agree to comply with this provision when you make an infringement claim of copyright against Global News Distribution, and make a claim in any court or venue for arbitration and claims are dismissed as being unrelated against Global News Distribution, you are obligated to pay any costs and charges as well as all attorney’s charges that are incurred by Global News Distribution in defending any such claim.

If you discover incorrect information or inaccuracies, you should reach out to the customer using the information contained within the Media Contact section of the press release. If you find that the Media Contact information deems inaccurate or incorrect, you can submit a letter from your attorney and we’ll give the complete information regarding the name as well as email addresses used to provide the news release to us.

Editorial Team Rights

It is our discretion to alter modifications to a press release if we believe that it’s not appropriate to publish as is such as a violation of our guidelines, false information, libel/defamation or information that is controversial, as well as any other reasons our editorial team might notice.

Although we do make every effort to get press releases released in a timely manner There are a variety of factors that could prevent a press release from being distributed on time such as holidays, weekends and manual review procedures. Press releases that are issued within 4 business days scheduled release date, even though they are not the ideal situation or what we aim to achieve, are nevertheless normal and do not qualify as a reason to refund.

Governing Law

The Terms will be interpreted and governed by conformity to the law of Delaware without regard to its provisions regarding conflict of law. The winning Party on any matter arising under the Service will be legally entitled to recover his/her reasonable attorney’s fees as well as costs.

These Terms are the complete agreement between us concerning our Service and override and replace any prior agreements we have with respect to the Service.

Resolution of Dispute

You agree that any disputes that arise under the Service which cannot be settled informally will be given to binding arbitration conformity with the rules which are currently in force to the rules of commercial arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association. The arbitration location will be located in Middletown, Delaware, or any other location mutually agreed upon. You agree that final rulings may be submitted before a court with competent jurisdiction in Delaware to be recognized as a valid judgment by law. You agree the parties hereby submit to the legal jurisdiction of the Delaware or California court that is based in Delaware or California.

Modification of this Agreement

We reserve the right at our discretion, to amend or replace this Agreement at any time due to any legal security, regulatory or legal reason. If a change is substantial, we will endeavor to give sufficient notice prior to changes taking effect. However, some changes could take effect immediately and be made without notice.

If you continue to use or access our Service once the revisions are effective, you agree to be bound by the updated terms. If you don’t agree to the terms of the revised agreement then please do not use the Service.

Waiver

Global News Distribution’s failure to enforce any clause of this Agreement is not to be taken as a waiver, or limitation of its rights to later ensure strict conformity with all provisions in this Agreement.

Limitation on Legal Action

You acknowledge the cause of any action that arises from or relating to any aspect of the Services must be filed in the first (1) year from the date that your cause has accrued. If not, the action will be forever barred under this clause.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Need help?

Contact us at support@news-distribution.com