Transmitting and receiving real-time updates to and from the Website requires an online connection between your internet-ready device and the Internet. The Internet connection is under your responsibility and at your expense. The expenses of such connection are as prescribed by the agreement between you and your internet service provider, and according to its applicable terms of payment. ABS-CBN does not provide Internet access, and you are responsible for all fees associated with your Internet connection.
Other than the web pages operated by ABS-CBN which are linked to the Website, the Website may contain links to other websites (collectively, the “Linked Sites”). The Linked Sites are not under the control of ABS-CBN and ABS-CBN is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. ABS-CBN is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any Linked Site. ABS-CBN is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by ABS-CBN of the site or any association with its operators.
You acknowledge that by using the Website,
(i) you will have access to, among others, software, graphics, news, publications, articles, photographs, sound effects, music, videos and text (collectively, the “Content”);
(ii) the Content may be provided under license by independent content providers, including content contributions from members of said independent content providers (all such independent content providers shall collectively be referred as the “Content Providers”); and
(iii) that ABS-CBN and the Content Providers have rights in their respective Content under copyright and other applicable laws, and that you accept full responsibility and liability for your use of any Content in violation of any such rights.
You shall not, whether by yourself or anyone on your behalf:
(i) copy, modify, adapt, translate, reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble any portion of the Content or the Website, in any way or publicly display, perform, or distribute them;
(ii) make any use of the Content on any other website or networked computer environment for any purpose, or replicate or copy the Content without ABS-CBN’s prior written consent;
(iii) create a browser or border environment around the Content (no frames or inline linking);
(iv) interfere with or violate any third party or other user’s right to privacy or other rights, including copyrights and any other intellectual property rights of others, or harvest or collect personally identifiable information about visitors or users of the Website and/or the Content without their express consent, including using any robot, spider, site search or retrieval application, or other manual or automatic device or process to retrieve, index, or data-mine;
(v) defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten, or otherwise violate the legal rights of others, including others’ copyrights, and other intellectual property rights;
(vi) transmit or otherwise make available in connection with the Website and/or the Content any virus, worm, Trojan Horse, time bomb, web bug, spyware, or any other computer code, file, or program that may or is intended to damage or hijack the operation of any hardware, software, or telecommunications equipment, or any other actually or potentially harmful, disruptive, or invasive code or component;
(vii) interfere with or disrupt the operation of the Website and/or the Content, or the servers or networks that host the Website and/or the Content or make the Website and/or Content available, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies, or regulations of such servers or networks;
(viii) sell, license, or exploit for any commercial purposes any use of or access to the Content and/or the Website;
(ix) frame or mirror any part of the Website and/or the Content without ABS-CBN’s prior express written authorization;
(x) create a database by systematically downloading and storing all or any of the Content from the Website;
(xi) forward any data generated from the Website and/or the Content without the prior written consent of ABS-CBN;
(xii) transfer or assign your accounts’ password, even temporarily, to a third party;
(xiii) use the Website and/or the Content for any illegal, immoral or unauthorized purpose;
(xiv) use the Content, the Website, and/or for non-personal or commercial purposes without ABS-CBN’s express prior written consent; or
(xv) infringe or violate any of these Terms.
You shall not commit any of the Cybercrime Offenses in the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, including, but not limited to, illegal access, illegal interception, data interference, system interference, misuse of devices, cyber-squatting, computer-related forgery, computer-related fraud, computer-related identity theft, cyber-sex, child pornography, unsolicited commercial communications, libel, etc. You understand that a prosecution under the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 shall be without prejudice to any liability for violation of any provision of the Revised Penal Code, as amended, or special laws.
The Website may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with the public at large or with a group (collectively, “Communication Services”). You agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Communication Service.
By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using a Communication Service, you will not:
(ii) Impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, any employee, officer or representative of ABS-CBN, its parent company, affiliates and subsidiaries, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity;
(iii) Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others;
(iv) Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information;
(v) Upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents;
(vi) Upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage ABS-CBN’s network, or the operation of another’s computer;
(vii) Advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Communication Service specifically allows such messages;
(viii) Conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters;
(ix) Download any file posted by another user of a Communication Service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner;
(x) Falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded;
(xi) Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Services;
(xii) Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Communication Service;
(xiii) Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent; and
(xiv) Violate any applicable laws or regulations. ABS-CBN has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services. However, ABS-CBN reserves the right to review materials posted to a Communication Service and to remove any materials in its sole discretion. ABS-CBN reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.
ABS-CBN does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Communication Service and, therefore, ABS-CBN specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Service. Persons who use the Communication Service are not authorized ABS-CBN spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of ABS-CBN, its parent company, subsidiaries, affiliates, their respective directors, officers and employees.
Materials uploaded to a Communication Service may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination. You are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you download such materials.
While ABS-CBN may choose to monitor and take action upon inappropriate Content, chat or links to the Website, it is possible that at any time there may be language or other material accessible on or through the Website that may be inappropriate for children or offensive to some users of any age, nationality or culture. ABS-CBN cannot ensure that other users will not provide Content or access to Content that parents or guardians may find inappropriate or that any user may find objectionable. ABS-CBN does not as a matter of policy pre-screen the content of the materials or communications transmitted by each user. It shall be your responsibility to screen and access Content that are appropriate to your age level and further warrants that you have secured the necessary consent and advice from your parents and/or guardian to avail or use the Website.
ABS-CBN reserves the right to interrupt use and access to the Website from time to time, with or without prior notice, in order to perform maintenance. You acknowledge that the access to the Website may be interrupted for reasons beyond the control of ABS-CBN, and ABS-CBN cannot guarantee that you will be able to access the Website whenever you may wish to do so. ABS-CBN shall not be liable for any interruption and/or access delay or failure to the Website resulting from any causes beyond its reasonable control or for any disruptions arising from or attributable to your actions.
ABS-CBN does not claim ownership of the materials you provide to the Website (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to Website or its associated services (collectively “Submissions”). However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you are granting ABS-CBN, its parent company, affiliates, subsidiaries and necessary sublicensees permission to use your Submission in connection with the operation of their businesses including, without limitation, the rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Submission, and to publish your name in connection with your Submission.
No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission, as provided herein. ABS-CBN is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and may remove any Submission at any time in ABS-CBN’s sole discretion.
By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission as described in this section including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the Submissions.
The Content, information, software, products, and services included in or available through the website may include inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically added to the information herein. ABS-CBN, its content providers, and/or its suppliers may make improvements and/or changes in the website at any time. Advice received via the website should not be relied upon for personal, medical, legal, or financial decisions and you should consult an appropriate professional for specific advice tailored to your situation.
ABS-CBN provides the Website, and all its components, on an “as is” basis, and hereby expressly disclaims all warranties or conditions of any kind, written or oral, express, implied or statutory, including without limitation any implied warranty of title, non-infringement, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
Without limiting the foregoing, ABS-CBN does not ensure continuous, error-free, secure or virus-free operation of the website. ABS-CBN does not warrant that the Website will always be available or free from all harmful components, or that it is safe, secured from unauthorized access to ABS-CBN’s computers, immune from damages, free of malfunctions, bugs or failures and software communication failures, originating either in ABS-CBN or its providers.
No representation or warranty is made regarding the availability, accuracy or reliability of the Website, or any Content, alerts or other functionality of the website; and you acknowledge that your use of the same is at your own discretion and risk.
ABS-CBN may terminate your access to the Website immediately and without notice under the following circumstances:
(ii) if you infringe any third party intellectual property rights or expose the Website, ABS-CBN, its parent company, subsidiaries and affiliates, and their officers, employees and representatives to any possible damages, liabilities, claim or action for infringement of intellectual property rights;
(iii) if ABS-CBN is unable to verify or authenticate any information you have provided;
(iv) upon any act whatsoever you made which is, in ABS-CBN’s sole discretion, inappropriate and/or in violation of the spirit of fairplay, good faith and equity; or
(v) under any other circumstances under law or equity.
The rights of ABS-CBN to terminate your access to the Website shall be in addition to any other rights or remedies it may have at law or in equity.
Subject to the limitations on liability of ABS-CBN, should you desire to file any cause of action against ABS-CBN, arising out of or related to the Website, you must do so within one (1) year of the day you become aware of the cause of action. Failure to file a lawsuit within the aforementioned timeframe will bring about the permanent barring of the cause of action, and will constitute your complete and final waiving of the lawsuit.
Failure or omission on the part of ABS-CBN to avail of or enforce any term or condition provided herein or by law shall not be deemed a waiver of ABS-CBN’s right to enforce the same, or to avail of the remedies provided for by law, nor absolve you from liability for your obligations to ABS-CBN, and no novation of any of the terms and conditions herein shall be effective against ABS-CBN unless the same is made in writing by ABS-CBN.
You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and ABS-CBN, or its parent, subsidiary or affiliate as a result of this agreement or use of the Website.
ABS-CBN’s performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of ABS-CBN’s right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Website or information provided to or gathered by ABS-CBN with respect to such use.
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Copying, distributing, publicly displaying, offering to the public via communication, transferring to the public, modifying, adapting, processing, creating derivative works, selling or leasing, any part of the Website, in any manner or means without the prior written consent of ABS-CBN, is strictly forbidden. The Website, its design and logo, and other trade and/or service marks are property of ABS-CBN and may not be used in any of the aforementioned means.
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