Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new platforms, features or functionality made available to the public by Emerging Europe Limited shall be subject to these Terms of Service. These Terms of Service constitute a binding legal contract between you and us. By using the Site, you accept its terms. We reserve the right to deny access to this Site, or any service provided via this Site, to anyone who violates these Terms of Service or who, in our judgment, interferes with the ability of others to enjoy this Site, or infringes the rights of others.
Intellectual property rights
All intellectual property rights are owned either by us or by the licensors of the services and are protected by copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws. The Site is designed for your personal, non-commercial use only. Any part of the Site may not be downloaded, republished, retransmitted or reproduced without our prior written consent of the owner.
By submitting any material to us, you state that you are the owner of the material, agree to have the material edited by our editorial team, identify you as the material’s owner and consent that we reproduce, modify, and distribute such material as we see fit in any medium and for any purpose. You grant us the world-wide, royalty free and non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt and publish such material on the Site. When producing a material you may establish a hypertext link to this Site so long as the link does not state or imply any sponsorship of or affiliation with your site by us.
The Emerging Europe trademark is the property of Emerging Europe Limited. You agree not to display or use in any manner the trademark without our prior permission.
You may establish a hypertext link to this Site so long as the link does not state or imply any sponsorship of or affiliation with your site by us.
You may not, without our prior written permission, frame any of the content of the Site, or incorporate into another website or other service any material, content or intellectual property belonging to us, our parent or affiliate companies, or any of their licensors.
Web links to Site’s material are allowed provided that they contain a hyperlink to the stories and only a brief extract (not more than 10 percent) of the text.
If you visit our website to browse, read, or download information:
Your web browser automatically sends us (and we may retain) information such as the:
- Internet domain through which you access the Internet;
- Internet Protocol address of the computer you are using;
- type of browser software and operating system you are using;
- date and time you access our site;
- the Internet address of the site from which you linked directly to our site.
We will use this information as aggregate data to help us maintain this site, e.g., to determine the number of visitors to different sections of our site, to ensure the site is working properly, and to help us make the site more accessible and useful. We will not use this information to identify individuals, except for site security or law enforcement purposes. We will not obtain personally-identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information.
You agree to be financially responsible for all purchases made by you or someone acting on your behalf through the Site. You agree to use the Site and to purchase services or products through the Site for legitimate, non-commercial purposes only. You agree to only purchase goods or services for yourself or for another person for whom you are legally permitted to do so. When making a purchase for a third party that requires you to submit the third party’s personal information to us or to a merchant, you represent that you have obtained the express consent of such third party to provide such third party’s personal information.
To use certain features of the Site, you will need a user ID and password, which you will create 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 unauthorised 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.
If you submit a classified ad for publication on the Site, you agree that the advertisement as it appears on the Site becomes our property and you assign all ownership interest in the advertisement as it appears on the Site under copyright law or otherwise to us. We reserve the right to reject any ad copy. All orders are subject in all respects to our then-current rules and regulations and then-current demands upon advertising space. Our liability for an error will not exceed the cost of the space occupied by the error, and in no event shall our liability for your use of our classified advertising services exceed the amount you paid for the use of the services. We reserve the right to edit, reclassify, revise, or cancel any advertisement at any time. Rates and specifications are subject to change. We do not knowingly accept advertising that discriminates or intends to discriminate based on race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, handicap or familial status.
Contact and communication
Users contacting this website and/or its owner do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until such time as it is no longer required or has no use. Every effort has been made to ensure a safe and secure email submission process, but users using such an email process do so at their own risk. This website and its owner use information submitted to provide you with further information about the Blog and its content or to assist you in answering any questions or queries you may have submitted. This includes using your details to subscribe you to any email newsletter program the website operates, but only if this was made clear to you and your express permission was granted when submitting any form to the email process. Or whereby you previously contacted or enquired about the site that the email newsletter relates to. This is by no means an entire list of your user rights in regard to receiving email material. Your details are not passed on to any third parties without your consent.
This website operates an email notification system used to inform subscribers about new articles published. Users can subscribe through an online automated process should they wish to do so, but they do so at their own discretion. Some subscriptions may be manually processed through prior written agreement with the user. Email marketing campaigns published by this website or its owners may contain tracking facilities within the actual email. Subscriber activity is tracked and stored in a database for future analysis and evaluation. Such tracked activity may include the opening of emails, forwarding of emails, the clicking of links within the email content, times, dates and frequency of activity. This is by no means a comprehensive list. This information is used to refine future email campaigns and supply the user with more relevant content based around their activity. Subscribers are given the opportunity to un-subscribe at any time through an automated system. This process is detailed at the footer of each email campaign. If an automated un-subscription system is unavailable, clear instructions on how to un-subscribe will by detailed instead.
Social media platforms
Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its owner participate in are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively. Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage with them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. Neither this website nor its owner will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms or encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email. This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page through your social media platform account.
Shortened links in the social media
This website and its owner through their social media platform accounts may share web links to relevant web pages. By default some social media platforms shorten lengthy urls [web addresses]. Users are advised to take caution and good judgement before clicking any shortened urls published on social media platforms by this website and its owners. Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine urls are published, many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and therefore this website and its owner cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.
Notice 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 constitutes copyright infringement, please inform our designated copyright agent by sending written notice by post to Emerging Limited, 86-90 Paul Street, London EC2A 4NE, United Kingdom. Please include the following information in your written notice: (1) a detailed description of the copyrighted work that is allegedly infringed upon; (2) a description of the location of the allegedly infringing material on the Site; (3) your contact information, including your address, telephone number, and, if available, email address; (4) a statement by you indicating that you have a good-faith belief that the allegedly infringing use is not authorised by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; (5) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, affirming that the information in your notice is accurate and that you are authorised to act on the copyright owner’s behalf; and (6) an electronic or physical signature of the copyright owner or someone authorised on the owner’s behalf to assert infringement of copyright and to submit the statement. Please note that the contact information provided in this paragraph is for suspected copyright infringement only.