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PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS RELATING TO THE USE OF THIS WEBSITE. UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED IN WRITING, THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH BELOW APPLY TO THE USE OF AND ACCESS TO THIS WEB SITE. GOVERNING LAW. this Agreement is governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of your use and access to this website shall be filed in state court in Massachusetts. TERMS OF SERVICE / REPRINT INFORMATION. By using this Web site, you accept and agree to abide by the rules, terms and conditions, guidelines and policies of this site as stated here and in the Privacy Policy below. GlobalPost reserves the right to change the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy of this site at any time.

Copyright

The contents of this site are Copyrighted © 2009 by Global News Enterprises, LLC and/or its affiliates or suppliers. All rights reserved. All materials contained in www.GlobalPost.com are protected by copyright in the U.S. and other countries. Instructions are contained here on how to request permission to reuse content from GlobalPost. Articles or photographs credited to sources other than GlobalPost (such as Associated Press or Reuters) are likely owned by that source and you should contact them directly for permission to reuse their materials.

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Unless otherwise stated in writing, the Site is provided solely for your personal non-commercial use. You may not use the Site or the materials available on the Site in a manner that constitutes an infringement of our rights or that has not been authorized by us in writing. More specifically, unless explicitly authorized in these Terms of Service or by the owner of the materials, you may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, transmit, translate, sell, create derivative works, exploit, or distribute in any manner or medium (including by email or other electronic means) any material from the Site. You may, however, from time to time, download and/or print one copy of individual pages of the Site for your personal, non-commercial use, provided that you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices. Information about requesting permission to reproduce or distribute materials from the Site can be obtained by contacting Richard Byrne, Director of Communications and Marketing at rbyrne @ globalpost.com, or in writing to GlobalPost, The Pilot House, Lewis Wharf, Boston, MA 02110.

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Teachers and Students.

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Syndication

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Limitations on Linking and Framing

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Audio/Video/Podcast Permission

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Photo Permission

Only photographs credited to "staff" photographers or writers are available for reuse or reprint and only by permission. If a photo is credited to AP or any other entity, please contact that entity directly for reprint permission. Photographs not credited to "staff" or an agency, are the property of the photographer credited on the picture and we recommend that you locate that person using Google or another online search engine. If you are requesting "staff" photos for personal use only, please e-mail GlobalPost Business Manager James Wooster at jwooster @ globalpost.com.

Notice of Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement If you are a copyright owner who believes your copyrighted material has been reproduced, posted or distributed via the Site in a manner that VIOLATES THE Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c) (2) ("DMCA"), pursuant to DMCA, written notification of claimed copyright infringement should be submitted to the following Designated Agent for this site: James Wooster, Business Manager Global Post, The Pilot House, Lewis Wharf, Boston, MA 02110. To be effective, the Notification must include the following: 1) A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; 2) Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed; 3) Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or a representative list of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material; 4) Information reasonably sufficient to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number and, if available, electronic mail address of the complaining party; 5) A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material is not authorized by the copyright owner or the law; 6) A statement that the information in the notification is accurate and under penalty of perjury that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Disclaimers

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WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE OR ANY OF ITS FUNCTIONS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT ANY PART OF THIS SITE, INCLUDING BULLETIN BOARDS, OR THE SERVERS THAT MAKE IT AVAILABLE, ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

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You must provide and are solely responsible for all hardware and/or software necessary to access the Site. You assume the entire cost of and responsibility for any damage to, and all necessary maintenance, repair or correction of, that hardware and/or software. GLOBALPOST.COM AND GLOBAL NEWS ENTERPRISES, LLC WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. GLOBALPOST.COM IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOST CONTENT OR DATA.(BECAUSE SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN CATEGORIES OF DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH STATES, OUR LIABILITY AND THE LIABILITY OF OUR SUBSIDIARY AND PARENT COMPANIES OR AFFILIATES IS LIMITED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY SUCH STATE LAW.) YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY USER. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE SITE, ANY MATERIALS, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES ON THE SITE, OR WITH ANY OF THE SITE'S TERMS AND CONDITIONS, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SITE.

Events Beyond Our Control

You expressly absolve and release GlobalPost.com and its agents and employees from any claim of harm resulting from a cause beyond its control including, but not limited to, the failure of electronic or mechanical equipment or communication lines, telephone or other interconnect problems, computer viruses or software failures, unauthorized access, theft, operator errors, severe weather, earthquakes, or natural disasters, strikes or other labor problems, wars, terrorism or governmental restrictions.

User Submissions

GlobalPost.com welcomes your feedback and suggestions about how to improve this Site. Any ideas, suggestions, information, material, or any other content (collectively, "Submissions") received through this Site, however, will be deemed to include a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, nonexclusive right and license for this Site to adopt, publish, reproduce, disseminate, transmit, distribute, copy, use, create derivative works of, display (in whole or part) worldwide, or act on such Submissions without additional approval or consideration, in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed for the full term of any rights that may exist in such Submissions. You hereby waive any claim to the contrary.

PASSWORDS

To use certain features of the Site, you may need a username and password, which you will receive through the Site's registration process. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and account, and are responsible for all activities (whether by you or by others) that occur under your password or account. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, and to ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. We cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to protect your password or account information.

Assumption of Risk

You use the Internet solely at your own risk and subject to all applicable local, state, national, and international laws and regulations. While GlobalPost has endeavored to create a secure and reliable Site, please be advised that the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to/from this Site over the Internet cannot be guaranteed. Accordingly, GlobalPost is not responsible for the security of any information transmitted via the Internet, the accuracy of the information contained on the Site, or for the consequences of any reliance on such information. GlobalPost shall have no liability for interruptions or omissions in Internet, network or hosting services. You assume the sole and complete risk of using this Site.

PRIVACY POLICY

GlobalPost seeks to protect the privacy of its users. This site does not collect personally identifiable information about individuals, except as otherwise agreed in writing. When purchasing GlobalPost subscription services, you must provide contact and other personal information such as name and address to be used for billing purposes. If the site cannot process the order, this information will be used to get in touch with you. We do collect anonymous, aggregated data to provide to our advertisers and other companies that we do business with for market research and statistical purposes. Use of this data helps us improve this site and we reserve the right to publish non-personally identifiable, summary information concerning our website visitors for promotional purposes and as audience data for our advertisers. We do not provide, sell or lease personally identifiable information to any third parties. If you have any concerns or questions regarding what is done with your information, please e-mail James Wooster at jwooster @ globalpost.com.

COOKIES

"Cookies" are text files that are used to collect information about visits helping us to create an overall profile of how our visitors use the site and how often they come to it. Cookies cannot be used to collect data from any user's computer. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. However, if you prefer, you can refuse cookies or alert you when cookies are being sent.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless GlobalPost and all of it's officers, directors, employees, legal representatives, agents, successors and assigns, from and against any damages, liabilities, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorneys' and professionals' fees and court costs) arising out of any third-party claims based on or related to your use of this Site or any breach by you of these Terms and Conditions.

Termination

We may cancel or terminate your right to use the Site or any part of the Site at any time without notice. In the event of cancellation or termination, you are no longer authorized to access the part of the Site affected by such cancellation or termination. The restrictions imposed on you with respect to material downloaded from the Site, and the disclaimers and limitations of liabilities set forth in these Terms of Service, shall survive such termination.

Other

This agreement constitutes the entire agreement between us with respect to the subject matter contained in this agreement and supercedes all previous and contemporaneous agreements, proposals and communications, written or oral. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use the products or services of a third party that are provided through the Site. In the event of any conflict between any such third-party terms and conditions and these Terms of Service, these Terms of Service shall govern. This agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Massachusetts without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. If any provision of this agreement shall be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

Copyright AFP or Agence France-Presse,2013*

AFP text, photo, graphic, audio or video material shall not be published, broadcast, rewritten for broadcast or publication or redistributed directly or indirectly in any medium. AFP news material may not be stored in whole or in part in a computer or otherwise except for personal and non-commercial use. AFP will not be held liable for any delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions in any AFP news material or in transmission or delivery of all or any part thereof or for any damages whatsoever. As a newswire service, AFP does not obtain releases from subjects, individuals, groups or entities contained in its photographs, videos, graphics or quoted in its texts. Further, no clearance is obtained from the owners of any trademarks or copyrighted materials whose marks and materials are included in AFP material. Therefore you will be solely responsible for obtaining any and all necessary releases from whatever individuals and/or entities necessary for any uses of AFP material.

Copyright Canadian Press

Canadian Press text, photo, graphic, audio and/or video material shall not be published, broadcast, rewritten for broadcast or publication or redistributed directly or indirectly in any medium. Neither these CP materials nor any portion thereof may be stored in a computer except for personal and non-commercial use. Users may not download or reproduce a substantial portion of the CP material found on this web site. CP will not be held liable for any delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions therefrom or in the transmission or delivery of all or any part thereof or for any damages arising from any of the foregoing.

Copyright EFE

EFE content is subject to the intellectual property rights of others and should not be downloaded for other than personal use. The material cannot be edited, adapted, copied or resold without permission.

 

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