By accessing or using any PRD News Product, the User confirms that he/she has read and agreed to be legally bound by the Terms, which may be amended from time to time. User’s continued use of any PRD News Product will be deemed to constitute User’s acceptance of such amended Terms or of any change in the Terms by PRD News, in any form, whether it is following a notification by PRD News or not. Please read the Terms carefully and review them from time to time to remain up to date. You can contact us if you have any questions at [email protected]
Using PRD News: User’s Obligations
Access and use of PRD News Products is permitted in compliance with the following Terms and all applicable laws. In order to register and use PRD News Products, User confirms that he/she has read the Terms below and agree to abide by them. User hereby affirms to use PRD News in an ethical, responsible and secure manner and agree to:
Use PRD News only if he/she is above the age of 18
Register with PRD News using an authentic account he/she alone has ownership of and the legal rights to operate
Only create and use one PRD News account in his/her name
Operate the account himself/herself and not through automated means such as bots, robots and spiders, without PRD News’s prior permission
Provide information that is accurate, pertains to himself/herself and has the permission to share
Keep account information up to date
Create a PRD News account on behalf of another person only if he/she has their express permission prior to creating it
Ensure that his/her PRD News account is not used by any person other than himself/herself, especially by a person under the age of 18
Guarantee that if he/she registers or uses a PRD News account on behalf of a company, organization, government or any other entity, (a) he/she is duly authorized to create, use and grant all permissions and licenses required under these Terms and bind the company, organization, government or any other entity to these Terms, (b) that he/she (the term “he/she” includes the User and such other company, organization, government or any other entity) agrees to these Terms on behalf of the company, organization, government or other entity on behalf of whom he/she registers or uses the account
Secure his/her account with a strong password and notify PRD News in case of any breach or unauthorized use of his/her account
Assume complete responsibility for how he/she uses PRD News and what he/she posts from his/her account User acknowledges and accepts that:
PRD News is a public platform and he/she is fully aware of the risks associated with making personally identifiable information or content available. User therefore undertakes to exercise discretion and only share information that pertains to himself/herself, which he/she deems appropriate. User further undertakes that he/she will not share any other person’s personally identifiable information, identification documents or sensitive financial information on PRD News
User will not collect or share information about other users and what they share except by obtaining their prior consent; specifying what the solicited information will be used for; and clarifying that it is the User and not PRD News, who is collecting the information or sharing the content. However, User may not solicit login information or access to an account belonging to another person
User will not use PRD News to do anything unlawful, misleading, malicious, or discriminatory, or to bully, intimidate, or harass any user through PRD News
User will not post any content that is defamatory, abusive, threatens another, glorifies terrorism, pornographic; incites hatred or violence; contains nudity, graphic or violence
User will expose himself to liability if the content he/she posts violates third-party rights which include but is not limited to copyright, patent, trade secret, intellectual property or other proprietary rights; is false, misleading, defamatory, abusive or spreads spam, malicious code or such software; contravenes any person’s right to privacy, exploits or harms a person; contains hate speech, graphic pornography, advocates the violation of or violates any law or regulation
User will not use PRD News’s copyrights, trademarks or any similar marks and logos, except with PRD News’s prior written permission and as permitted under the Business Terms of Service
User will not use PRD News commercially for marketing, advertising and promotion except with PRD News’s prior written permission and subject to PRD News’s Business Terms of Service
User will not do anything that could interfere with or disrupt and disable the functionality and security of PRD News
User will not violate or encourage others to violate the Terms or any other PRD News policies
PRD News may automatically upgrade PRD News Products, which may include software that is downloaded to User’s computer, phone, tablet, or other device and these Terms will apply to such upgrades Subject to these Terms, User agrees that PRD News reserves the right to disable, suspend or terminate an account and modify or remove content if it violates the Terms. If PRD News takes action against User’s account or content and User believes that PRD News removed it by mistake, PRD News will provide User with an opportunity to appeal. However, if an account is found to repeatedly infringe the Terms, PRD News is entitled to disable User’s account permanently if PRD News considers it appropriate.
III. Content on PRD News
What User may post
PRD News allows User to post “content” which includes but is not limited to photos, videos, comments, links, and other information, subject to its Terms. Content User posts or makes available through PRD News Products is referred to as “User Content.” User retain all rights & liabilities in, and is solely responsible for the User Content that he/she posts or uploads in any manner or form using PRD News Products.
User content on PRD News
User grants PRD News and its users a non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable, sub-licensable, worldwide license to use, store, display, reproduce, save, modify, create derivative works, perform, and distribute content that he/she makes available through any means on PRD News. Nothing in these Terms shall restrict other legal rights PRD News may have with regard to User Content or any other content, for example under other licenses. PRD News reserves the right to remove, move or modify any content including User Content for any reason. Such reason may include PRD News’s belief that the content in question violates applicable laws, these Terms or any other policy. User further agrees that PRD News and its third-party providers and partners may place advertisement(s) on the PRD News Products or in connection with the display of content or information from the PRD News Products whether submitted by User or others. Furthermore, PRD News grants the operators of public search engines permission to use spiders to copy materials from the PRD News products for the sole purpose of creating publicly available searchable indices of the materials, but not caches or archives of such materials. PRD News reserves the right to revoke these exceptions either generally or in specific cases.
How long PRD News keeps User content
PRD News may retain User Content for a commercially reasonable period of time for backup, archival, or audit and legal purposes even after an account has been deactivated or terminated. PRD News and its users may also retain and continue to use, store, display, reproduce, share, modify, create derivative works, perform, and distribute any of User Content that other users have stored or shared through PRD News, subject to its Terms.
PRD News values its Users. To make User’s PRD News experience even better, PRD News invites User feedback and suggestions, which may be submitted to PRD News through [email protected]. User agrees to submit feedback and suggestions with the understanding that PRD News is free to use them without any compulsion, restriction or compensation to User. In accepting User’s feedback, no rights are waived by PRD News to use feedback that may be similar, obtained from or submitted by other sources, previously submitted to PRD News or developed by its employees or affiliates.
PRD News’s license to User
Subject to these Terms, PRD News grants User a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, and revocable license (PRD News License) to use PRD News Products. PRD News reserves the right to revoke access to or prevent the use of (temporarily or permanently) PRD News Products or any features within the PRD News Products to User. PRD News may also remove or refuse to distribute any content on the PRD News Products without liability to User. PRD News also retains the right to determine and limit the use and storage of PRD News Products at its sole discretion.
Commercial use of PRD News
To use PRD News for commercial purposes, User must create a business account and agree to our Business Terms of Service. In case of business accounts, in addition to the Terms as stated in Clause I. 1 above, the terms as stated in the Business Terms of Service shall also constitute part of the legally binding agreement between PRD News and User and all references to the word Terms in this agreement shall also be deemed to include reference to the Business Terms of Service. By accessing or using any PRD News Product through a business account, User confirms that he/she has read and agreed to be legally bound by the Terms, which may be amended from time to time. User’s continued use of any PRD News Product will be deemed to constitute his/her acceptance of such amended Terms or of any change in the Terms by PRD News, in any form, whether it is following a notification by PRD News or not. Please read the Terms carefully and review them from time to time to remain up to date. User can contact us if you have any questions at [email protected].
Advertisements and Commercial Content
VII. Copyright Policy
PRD News has adopted and implemented the PRD News Copyright Policy. For more information, please read our Copyright Policy. PRD News provides User with reporting tools (flag post) to help protect his/her intellectual property rights.
Third-Party Links, Sites, and Services
PRD News Products may contain links to third-party websites, advertisers, services, special offers, or other events or activities that are not owned or controlled by PRD News. PRD News does not endorse or assume any responsibility for any such third-party sites, information, materials, products, services or other such content. If User accesses any third party website, service, or content from PRD News, he/she does so at his/her own risk and agrees that PRD News will have no liability arising from his/her use of or access to any third-party website, service, or content
Mobile and Other Devices
If User accesses and uses PRD News through a mobile phone or any other device, please be aware that his/her carrier’s data rates and fees will still apply. In the event that User changes or deactivate his/her mobile phone number linked to his/her PRD News account, he/she will update his/her account information on PRD News within 48 hours to ensure that information associated with User account is his/hers and does not belong to any person other than User.
PRD News does not endorse any User or User Content. Further, Users may not explicitly or implicitly state that PRD News, in any way and through any means, endorses them or User Content.
If User violates the letter or spirit of these Terms, or in case of business accounts violate the Business Terms of Service, or any applicable law, or infringe any rights from which legal liability arises, PRD News may stop providing all or part of PRD News Products to User. PRD News may terminate or suspend the PRD News License at any time, with or without cause or notice to User. User may be notified by PRD News of such termination or suspension by email or when User attempts to access his account next. User may also delete or disable his account at any time. In all such cases, these Terms shall terminate, but the following provisions will still apply: III 2 & 3, XIII, XIV, XV, XVI, XVII, XVIII & II.
XIII. Limitation of Liability
User access and use of PRD News Products will expose him/her to content from variety of sources. User acknowledges and agrees that User, and not PRD News, bears sole responsibility for content they share and they are under obligation to ensure it does not infringe on rights, violate PRD News’s Terms or any applicable laws and regulations. While accessing and using PRD News Products, should User be exposed to content that is inaccurate, offensive, violates our Terms or applicable laws and regulations, User agrees to waive any legal or equitable rights he/she may have with respect to PRD News, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, and User agrees to indemnify and hold harmless PRD News, its owners, shareholders, employees, operators, officers, affiliates, subsidiaries, licensors and licensees to the fullest extent allowed by law regarding all matters related to User’s access and use of PRD News.
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law User agrees to indemnify and hold harmless PRD News and its owners, shareholders, employees, operators, officers, affiliates, subsidiaries, licensors and licensees from and against any claims, suits, proceedings, disputes, demands, liabilities, damages, losses, costs and expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees (including costs of defense of claims, suits or proceedings brought by third parties), in any way related to (a) User’s access to or use of PRD News Products, (b) User Content, or (c) breach of any of these Terms by User (d) violation of any third party right by User.
To the maximum extent permitted by law, PRD News shall not be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages, or any loss of profits or revenues, whether incurred directly or indirectly, or any loss of data, use, good-will, or any intangible losses, resulting from (a) User’s access to or use of or inability to access or use the PRD News products; (b) any conduct or content of any third party on the PRD News products, including without limitation, any defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of other users or third parties; or (c) unauthorized access, use or alteration of User’s transmissions or content.
For any dispute User and PRD News, User agrees to first contact PRD News and attempt to resolve the dispute with PRD News informally.
Except as expressly provided herein, if PRD News has not been able to resolve the dispute with User informally, User and PRD News agree to resolve any claim, dispute, or controversy (excluding claims for injunctive or other equitable relief including but not limited to those for prevention of the actual or threatened infringement, misappropriation or violation of a party’s copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, patents, or other intellectual property rights), arising out of or in connection with or relating to these Terms or the Business Terms of Service, through binding arbitration in accordance with the provisions of the Arbitration Act, 1940 and rules made thereunder and any statutory modifications thereto. The arbitration proceedings shall be conducted in Islamabad and any award issued by the arbitrator shall be filed before the court of competent jurisdiction in Islamabad to be made rule of court.
The award rendered by the arbitrator shall include costs of arbitration, reasonable attorneys’ fees and reasonable costs for expert and other witnesses. Nothing in this Section shall prevent PRD News from seeking injunctive or other equitable relief from courts of competent jurisdiction for matters related to data security, intellectual property or unauthorized access to the PRD News Products. All claims must be brought in the parties’ individual capacity, and not as a plaintiff or class member in any purported class or representative proceeding, and, unless agreed otherwise, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person’s claims.
To the extent any claim, dispute or controversy regarding PRD News or our Products isn’t arbitrable under applicable laws or otherwise: User and PRD News agree that any claim or dispute regarding PRD News will be resolved exclusively in accordance with Clause XVII & Clause XV of these Terms.
PRD News reserves the right to change this dispute resolution provision, but any such changes will not apply to disputes arising before the effective date of the amendment. This dispute resolution provision will survive the termination of any or all of your transactions with PRD News.
XVII. Governing Law and Jurisdiction
These Terms and Business Terms of Service shall be governed by the laws of the Pakistan, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. With regard to any claim or action that is not arbitrable as stated in Clause XVI above, User and PRD News agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the courts of Islamabad. User agree that any claim arising out of or related to User’s relationship with PRD News must be filed within one year after such claim arose; otherwise, such claim will stand permanently barred and such bar will be valid notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the governing law.
XVIII. General Terms
PRD News shall comply with the law and nothing in these Terms shall prevent compliance with applicable law.
User shall comply with all applicable laws, regulations and Terms when using or accessing PRD News.
PRD News reserves all rights not explicitly granted to User.
PRD News does not confer any third party beneficiary rights.
User may receive PRD News’s notifications, SMS message notifications and emails from PRD News and can opt out at any time.
PRD News reserves the right to determine the form and means of providing notifications to User, and User agrees to receive legal notices electronically if PRD News so chooses. PRD News may revise these Terms from time to time and the most current version will always be posted on its website. If a revision, in PRD News’s sole discretion, is material it may notify User. By continuing to access or use the Products after revisions become effective, User agree to be bound by the revised Terms.
These Terms, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by User. However, all of PRD Newss rights and obligations under these Terms are freely assignable by PRD News including but not limited to transfer in connection with a merger, acquisition, or sale of assets, or by operation of law or otherwise. Any attempted transfer or assignment by User in violation hereof shall be null and void.
These Terms and any amendments to the same by PRD News and any additional agreements User may enter into with PRD News in connection with the PRD News Products, shall constitute the entire agreement between User and PRD News concerning the PRD News Products. If any provision of these Terms is deemed invalid, then that provision will be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary, and the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in full force and effect.
No waiver of any term of these Terms shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term, and PRD News’s failure to assert any right or provision under these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.