Terms & Con­di­tions

Re­viewed Au­gust 2015. Please note that our Sites and Mo­bile Con­tent are un­der con­stant de­vel­op­ment. New ser­vices are ad­ded fre­quently and this agree­ment may there­fore be mod­i­fied and up­dated on an on­go­ing basis. It is im­port­ant to check back to this page reg­u­larly.

Gen­er­al Rules

Na­tion­al Journ­al Group, Inc. (“Na­tion­al Journ­al”) owns and op­er­ates sev­er­al pub­lic-fa­cing web­sites, in­clud­ing na­tion­al­journ­al.com as well as makes the same or sim­il­ar con­tent avail­able to users of mo­bile devices (col­lect­ively, the “Sites” or “Sites and Mo­bile Con­tent”). (App pur­chases are typ­ic­ally also sub­ject to the terms and con­di­tions of the en­tity that op­er­ates the app store, which are ac­cess­ible on that en­tity’s web­site.)

Your use of the Sites and Mo­bile Con­tent and as­so­ci­ated products and ser­vices, re­gard­less of me­dia, is sub­ject to the terms, con­di­tions, and dis­claim­ers set forth be­low; to our On­line Pri­vacy Policy; and to all ap­plic­able laws and reg­u­la­tions. In ad­di­tion, Na­tion­al Journ­al re­serves the right to ter­min­ate ac­cess to the Sites and Mo­bile Con­tent for any reas­on, and to take any oth­er ac­tions that Na­tion­al Journ­al, in its sole dis­cre­tion, be­lieves to be in the in­terest of the com­pany and some or all of its users and cus­tom­ers. Na­tion­al Journ­al re­serves the right to modi­fy these dis­claim­ers, terms, and con­di­tions of ac­cess, without ad­vance no­tice.

This is a bind­ing con­tract between Na­tion­al Journ­al and you. By ac­cess­ing our Sites and/or Mo­bile Con­tent, you hereby ac­cept this agree­ment. As a ma­ter­i­al con­di­tion of such use, you war­rant that you are over the age of eight­een and that you have provided ac­cur­ate and com­plete in­form­a­tion in any com­mu­nic­a­tion with Na­tion­al Journ­al.

Ac­cess

Ac­cess to the Sites and Mo­bile Con­tent that is provided free of charge does not cre­ate a pro­fes­sion­al ser­vices re­la­tion­ship or any oth­er re­la­tion­ship with Na­tion­al Journ­al.

These Sites and Mo­bile Con­tent are provided solely for your per­son­al, non-com­mer­cial use. You may not de­vel­op or de­rive for com­mer­cial sale any data in ma­chine-read­able or oth­er form that in­cor­por­ates or uses any sub­stan­tial part of the Sites nor trans­fer to or store any data resid­ing or ex­changed over the Sites in any elec­tron­ic net­work for use by more than one user un­less you ob­tain pri­or writ­ten per­mis­sion from Na­tion­al Journ­al. Spe­cific­ally, un­less ex­pli­citly au­thor­ized in these Terms and Con­di­tions or by the own­er of the ma­ter­i­als, you may not modi­fy, copy, re­pro­duce, re­pub­lish, up­load, post, trans­mit, trans­late, sell, cre­ate de­riv­at­ive works, ex­ploit, or dis­trib­ute in any man­ner or me­di­um any ma­ter­i­al from the Sites. In­form­a­tion about re­quest­ing per­mis­sion to re­pro­duce or dis­trib­ute ma­ter­i­als from the Sites can be found here.

For any im­ages, text, data or oth­er in­form­a­tion (re­ferred to here as “Con­tent”) you sub­mit to Na­tion­al Journ­al (in­clud­ing pro­file in­form­a­tion, blog posts, chat room or for­um pages, and any e-mail) you af­firm, rep­res­ent and war­rant that you own the right to util­ize, to li­cense and to sub­li­cense the Con­tent and you grant to Na­tion­al Journ­al, and any­one au­thor­ized by Na­tion­al Journ­al, a non-ex­clus­ive, world­wide, paid-up, roy­alty-free, ir­re­voc­able, per­petu­al li­cense, in­clud­ing right of sub­li­cense, to use, copy, as­sign, dis­play, dis­trib­ute, per­form, re­pro­duce in whole or in part, and modi­fy the Con­tent in any me­di­um or any man­ner, in whole or part (wheth­er now known or here­after de­veloped), without any re­stric­tions to you, for the sole in­ten­ded pur­pose of the Sites and/or ser­vices provided. You also grant to each user of the Sites a non-ex­clus­ive li­cense to ac­cess the Con­tent through the Sites and to use, re­pro­duce, dis­trib­ute, dis­play and per­form such Con­tent as per­mit­ted through the func­tion­al­ity of the Sites and un­der this Agree­ment.

For any Con­tent you post that you do not own, you guar­an­tee to us that you have the leg­al right to post such Con­tent and that it will not vi­ol­ate any law or the rights of any per­son or en­tity. IN OTH­ER WORDS, AND AMONG OTH­ER THINGS, YOU WILL NOT POST CON­TENT ON THE SITES YOU DO NOT OWN WITHOUT PER­MIS­SION OF THE OWN­ER OF THE CON­TENT, IN­CLUD­ING WRIT­TEN, PHO­TO­GRAPH­IC, MU­SIC AND VIDEO CON­TENT.

In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­erty

Na­tion­al Journ­al and the Sites, and all oth­er text and im­ages con­tained on the Sites and in Na­tion­al Journ­al’s products are pro­tec­ted by United States trade­mark and copy­right law and oth­er ap­plic­able law and are the prop­erty of Na­tion­al Journ­al, ex­cept as oth­er­wise iden­ti­fied. All copy­rights and trade­marks not the prop­erty of Na­tion­al Journ­al that are used or re­ferred to in the Sites and Na­tion­al Journ­al’s products are the prop­erty of their re­spect­ive own­ers. Noth­ing con­tained in the site or oth­er products shall be con­strued as grant­ing any li­cense or oth­er rights to any copy­right, trade­mark, pat­ent or oth­er prop­erty of Na­tion­al Journ­al or any third party, wheth­er by im­plic­a­tion, laches, es­top­pel or ex­pli­cit grant. Be­cause the con­tent is pro­pri­et­ary, any un­au­thor­ized use of ma­ter­i­als on the site or oth­er products may vi­ol­ate the law. If you are a copy­right own­er and be­lieve in­fringing ma­ter­i­al is present on any of the Sites, please refer to the pro­ced­ures out­lined be­low in the sec­tion titled “Na­tion­al Journ­al Sites DMCA Copy­right In­fringe­ment Claim Policy.”

Na­tion­al Journ­al’s products, in­clud­ing third party and li­censed ma­ter­i­als on the site, may not be mod­i­fied, re­pro­duced, re­pub­lished, re­trans­mit­ted, or dis­played ex­cept for per­son­al use. Any use for a com­mer­cial or pub­lic pur­pose re­quires spe­cif­ic writ­ten per­mis­sion from Na­tion­al Journ­al.

Ac­cept­able Use Policy

You are solely re­spons­ible for any and all acts and omis­sions that oc­cur dur­ing or re­lat­ing to your use of the Sites, and you agree not to en­gage in un­ac­cept­able use of the Sites, which in­cludes, without lim­it­a­tion, use of the Sites to:

  • Harm or threaten to harm users or mem­bers of the gen­er­al pub­lic in any way, or “stalk” or oth­er­wise har­ass any oth­er per­son or en­tity;
  • Post or trans­mit any Con­tent that is un­law­ful, false or mis­lead­ing, grossly of­fens­ive, threat­en­ing, ab­us­ive, har­ass­ing, tor­tu­ous, de­fam­at­ory, vul­gar, ob­scene, por­no­graph­ic, li­belous, in­vas­ive of an­oth­er’s pri­vacy, hate­ful, or ra­cially, eth­nic­ally, or oth­er­wise ob­jec­tion­able;
  • Dis­sem­in­ate or trans­mit “spam,” un­so­li­cited mes­sages, chain let­ters, any ad­vert­ise­ments, so­li­cit­a­tions, pyr­am­id schemes, in­vest­ment op­por­tun­it­ies or oth­er un­so­li­cited com­mer­cial com­mu­nic­a­tion;
  • Pur­chase, sell, or of­fer to pur­chase or sell any equity or se­cur­ity or mar­ket in­stru­ment; provide in­form­a­tion de­signed to ma­nip­u­late any equity or se­cur­ity or mar­ket; or dis­sem­in­ate or trans­mit any ma­ter­i­al, non-pub­lic in­form­a­tion about com­pan­ies without au­thor­iz­a­tion to do so;
  • Col­lect, use, or store any per­son­ally iden­ti­fi­able in­form­a­tion about oth­er users, or oth­er­wise vi­ol­ate the per­son­al pri­vacy rights of oth­ers;
  • Im­per­son­ate any per­son or en­tity (in­clud­ing a Mo­bile Con­tent or Sites agent, user, or mod­er­at­or), or falsely state or oth­er­wise mis­rep­res­ent your af­fil­i­ation with a per­son or en­tity;
  • Post any un­so­li­cited or un­au­thor­ized ad­vert­ising, pro­mo­tion­al ma­ter­i­als, or any oth­er form of so­li­cit­a­tion ex­cept in areas that are ex­pressly des­ig­nated by the Sites for such pur­pose;
  • Dis­sem­in­ate or trans­mit any Con­tent that in­fringes or vi­ol­ates any party’s copy­right, trade­mark, trade secret, pat­ent or oth­er pro­pri­et­ary right; or use or dis­trib­ute third-party in­form­a­tion (wheth­er or not pro­tec­ted as a trade secret) in vi­ol­a­tion of a duty of con­fid­en­ti­al­ity, fi­du­ciary duty, or sim­il­ar duty;
  • Vi­ol­ate any law (wheth­er loc­al, state, na­tion­al, or in­ter­na­tion­al), wheth­er or not in­ten­tion­ally;
  • Forge head­ers or oth­er­wise in­ten­tion­ally dis­guise the ori­gin of any con­tent or com­mu­nic­a­tion; in­ter­fere with or dis­rupt the Sites, or serv­ers or net­works con­nec­ted to the Sites; or dis­obey any re­quire­ments, pro­ced­ures, policies, or reg­u­la­tions of net­works con­nec­ted to the Sites;
  • Post any Con­tent re­lated to par­tis­an polit­ic­al cam­paign­ing or fun­drais­ing.
  • Ex­press or im­ply that any state­ments you make are en­dorsed by us;
  • Modi­fy, ad­apt, sub-li­cense, trans­late, sell, re­verse en­gin­eer, de­com­pile or dis­as­semble any por­tion of the Sites;
  • Ob­tain, copy, mon­it­or, in­dex or data mine through the use of a ro­bot, spider, any auto­mated device, or any manu­al pro­cess, the Sites or the con­tents (ex­cept as ex­pressly per­mit­ted by Na­tion­al Journ­al);
  • Re­move any copy­right, trade­mark or oth­er pro­pri­et­ary rights no­tices con­tained in the Sites;
  • “Frame” or “mir­ror” any part of the Sites; or
  • En­gage in any oth­er activ­ity deemed by Na­tion­al Journ­al to be in con­flict with the spir­it or in­tent of this agree­ment or that might vi­ol­ate the rights of oth­ers or give rise to li­ab­il­ity.

You un­der­stand that by us­ing the Sites, you may be ex­posed to Con­tent that may of­fend you or chal­lenge your be­liefs. Your rem­edy is to avoid such Con­tent by dis­con­tinu­ing your ac­cess.

Con­tent and Non-En­dorse­ment

Opin­ions and oth­er state­ments ex­pressed by users and third parties are theirs alone, not opin­ions of Na­tion­al Journ­al. Con­tent cre­ated by third parties is the sole re­spons­ib­il­ity of the third parties and its ac­cur­acy and com­plete­ness are not en­dorsed or guar­an­teed. The Sites and third parties may provide links to web pages, web sites, and vari­ous re­sources or loc­a­tions on the web. Na­tion­al Journ­al has no con­trol over the in­form­a­tion you ac­cess via such links, does not en­dorse that in­form­a­tion, and shall not be re­spons­ible for it or for the con­sequences of your use of that in­form­a­tion.

For­ums and Com­ment Areas

The For­ums and Com­ment Areas are de­signed to per­mit you to share your ideas and opin­ions. In­form­a­tion on the For­ums and Com­ment Areas is provided by our staff and oth­er con­trib­ut­ors, some of whom use an­onym­ous screen names and are people not oth­er­wise con­nec­ted with us. You ac­know­ledge that a large volume of in­form­a­tion is avail­able in our For­ums and Com­ment Areas and that people par­ti­cip­at­ing in such For­ums and Com­ment Areas oc­ca­sion­ally post mes­sages or make state­ments, wheth­er in­ten­tion­ally or un­in­ten­tion­ally, that are in­ac­cur­ate, mis­lead­ing or de­cept­ive. Na­tion­al Journ­al neither en­dorses nor is re­spons­ible for such mes­sages or state­ments, or for any opin­ion, ad­vice, in­form­a­tion or oth­er ut­ter­ance made or dis­played on the Sites or For­ums and Com­ment Areas by third parties. The opin­ions ex­pressed in the For­ums and Com­ment Areas re­flect solely the opin­ion(s) of the par­ti­cipants and may not re­flect the opin­ion(s) of Na­tion­al Journ­al. Na­tion­al Journ­al is not re­spons­ible for any er­rors or omis­sions in post­ings in the For­ums and Com­ment Areas, for hy­per­links em­bed­ded in mes­sages or for any res­ults ob­tained from the use of such in­form­a­tion. Un­der no cir­cum­stances will Na­tion­al Journ­al or its af­fil­i­ates, be li­able for any loss or dam­age caused by your re­li­ance on such in­form­a­tion ob­tained through the Sites or the For­ums and Com­ment Areas.

Na­tion­al Journ­al does not ini­ti­ate, edit, modi­fy, se­lect, or des­ig­nate spe­cif­ic re­cip­i­ents for any mes­sages or oth­er data entered in­to the For­um and Com­ment Areas or any oth­er part of the Sites, ex­cept that (i) Na­tion­al Journ­al may con­sol­id­ate and edit for clar­ity any Con­tent pos­ted to chat rooms or on­line for­ums, (ii) Na­tion­al Journ­al may in­form re­gistered users or third parties of par­tic­u­lar con­tent, ask for their re­sponse, or ask them to host dis­cus­sions, and (iii) Na­tion­al Journ­al re­serves the right to mon­it­or the Sites and to re­move any in­form­a­tion that Na­tion­al Journ­al, in its sole dis­cre­tion, con­siders to be in­ap­pro­pri­ate or un­law­ful.

You ac­know­ledge and agree that Na­tion­al Journ­al has the right (but not the ob­lig­a­tion) to mon­it­or the For­ums and Com­ment Areas and the ma­ter­i­als you trans­mit or post; to al­ter or re­move any such ma­ter­i­als (in­clud­ing, without lim­it­a­tion, any post­ing to a For­um or Com­ment Area); to dis­close such ma­ter­i­als and the cir­cum­stances sur­round­ing their trans­mis­sion to any third party in or­der to op­er­ate the Sites prop­erly; to pro­tect ourselves, our vis­it­ors, and the pub­lic; and to com­ply with leg­al ob­lig­a­tions or reas­on­able gov­ern­ment­al re­quests.

You ac­know­ledge and agree that un­less oth­er­wise stated, all ma­ter­i­als and in­form­a­tion you provided will be deemed to be provided to us on a non-con­fid­en­tial and non-pro­pri­et­ary basis.

Use of RSS Feeds

In­di­vidu­als may use the na­tion­al­journ­al.com RSS feeds free of charge for their per­son­al, non-com­mer­cial use only. When us­ing the na­tion­al­journ­al.com feeds, we ask that you provide at­tri­bu­tion to na­tion­al­journ­al.com. Na­tion­al­journ­al.com also re­serves the right to dis­able, to change, or to cease dis­tri­bu­tion of these na­tion­al­journ­al.com RSS feeds at any time, and re­serves the right to re­quire in­di­vidu­als to cease any and all use of these feeds at any time for any reas­on. To re­quest per­mis­sion to make com­mer­cial use of na­tion­al­journ­al.com RSS feeds, please con­tact us at ser­vice@na­tion­al­journ­al.com. Na­tion­al­journ­al.com will con­sider such sub­mit­ted re­quests, but is not ob­lig­ated to grant any spe­cif­ic per­mis­sion re­quest.

Use of As­so­ci­ated Press Ma­ter­i­als

Some of the ma­ter­i­al avail­able on this Site may be provided by the As­so­ci­ated Press. By us­ing this Site you agree and ac­know­ledge that (1) you will not pub­lish, broad­cast, or re­write for broad­cast or pub­lic­a­tion, or re­dis­trib­ute dir­ectly or in­dir­ectly in any me­di­um any As­so­ci­ated Press text, photo, graph­ic, au­dio, and/or video ma­ter­i­al, and (2) no As­so­ci­ated Press ma­ter­i­als nor any por­tion there­of may be stored in a com­puter ex­cept for per­son­al and non-com­mer­cial use. The As­so­ci­ated Press will not be held li­able for any delays, in­ac­curacies, er­rors or omis­sions in its ma­ter­i­als or in the trans­mis­sion or de­liv­ery of all or any part of its ma­ter­i­als, or for any dam­ages arising from any of the fore­go­ing. In ad­di­tion to those set forth in this para­graph, the As­so­ci­ated Press may im­pose oth­er terms and con­di­tions on the use of its ma­ter­i­als. Please con­sult the AP web­site for more in­form­a­tion on its policies.

Em­ploy­ment Op­por­tun­it­ies

Na­tion­al Journ­al may post em­ploy­ment op­por­tun­it­ies on the Sites and/or in­vite users to sub­mit re­sumes to it. If you choose to sub­mit your name, con­tact in­form­a­tion, re­sume and/or oth­er per­son­al in­form­a­tion to Na­tion­al Journ­al in re­sponse to em­ploy­ment list­ings, you are au­thor­iz­ing Na­tion­al Journ­al and its ser­vice pro­viders to util­ize this in­form­a­tion for all law­ful and le­git­im­ate hir­ing and em­ploy­ment pur­poses. Na­tion­al Journ­al also re­serves the right, at its sole dis­cre­tion, to for­ward the in­form­a­tion you sub­mit to its par­ents, sub­si­di­ar­ies, af­fil­i­ates, vendors and ser­vice pro­viders for le­git­im­ate busi­ness pur­poses. Noth­ing in this Agree­ment or con­tained in the Sites shall con­sti­tute a prom­ise by Na­tion­al Journ­al to in­ter­view, hire or em­ploy any in­di­vidu­al who sub­mits in­form­a­tion to it, nor shall any­thing in this Agree­ment or con­tained in the Sites con­sti­tute a prom­ise that Na­tion­al Journ­al will re­view any or all of the in­form­a­tion sub­mit­ted to it by users.

Na­tion­al Journ­al Sites DMCA Copy­right In­fringe­ment Claim Policy

Na­tion­al Journ­al re­spects the in­tel­lec­tu­al prop­erty of oth­ers, and re­quires that our users do the same. You may not up­load, em­bed, post, email, trans­mit or oth­er­wise make avail­able any ma­ter­i­al that in­fringes any copy­right, pat­ent, trade­mark, trade secret or oth­er pro­pri­et­ary rights of any per­son or en­tity. Na­tion­al Journ­al has the right to pro­hib­it in­fringers from us­ing our Sites.

If you be­lieve your work has been copied and pos­ted on or through the Sites in a way that con­sti­tutes copy­right in­fringe­ment, please send Na­tion­al Journ­al’s Copy­right Agent a no­ti­fic­a­tion of claimed in­fringe­ment with all of the fol­low­ing in­form­a­tion:

(a) iden­ti­fic­a­tion of the copy­righted work claimed to have been in­fringed, or, if mul­tiple copy­righted works are covered by a single no­ti­fic­a­tion, a rep­res­ent­at­ive list of such works;

(b) iden­ti­fic­a­tion of the claimed in­fringing ma­ter­i­al and in­form­a­tion reas­on­ably suf­fi­cient to per­mit us to loc­ate the ma­ter­i­al on the Sites (provid­ing the URL(s) of the claimed in­fringing ma­ter­i­al sat­is­fies this re­quire­ment);

(c) in­form­a­tion reas­on­ably suf­fi­cient to per­mit us to con­tact you, such as an ad­dress, tele­phone num­ber, and, if avail­able, an email ad­dress;

(d) a state­ment by you that you have a good faith be­lief that the dis­puted use is not au­thor­ized by the copy­right own­er, its agent, or the law;

(e) a state­ment by you, made un­der pen­alty of per­jury, that the above in­form­a­tion in your no­ti­fic­a­tion is ac­cur­ate and that you are the copy­right own­er or au­thor­ized to act on the copy­right own­er’s be­half; and

(f) your phys­ic­al or elec­tron­ic sig­na­ture.

Na­tion­al Journ­al’s Copy­right Agent for no­ti­fic­a­tion of claimed in­fringe­ment can be reached as fol­lows: Copy­right Agent, Aretae Wyler, Na­tion­al Journ­al Group, Inc., 600 New Hamp­shire Av­en­ue, NW, Wash­ing­ton, DC 20037, (202) 266-7000, fax: (202) 266-7157, aw­yler@theat­lantic.com.

Upon re­ceipt of a No­ti­fic­a­tion of Copy­right In­fringe­ment from a copy­right own­er that con­tains the re­quired in­form­a­tion de­scribed in (a) through (f) above, Na­tion­al Journ­al will no­ti­fy the user, if known, of the al­leged in­fringe­ment and re­move or dis­able ac­cess to the ma­ter­i­al that is al­leged to be in­fringing if hos­ted on Na­tion­al Journ­al’s Site or Mo­bile Con­tent. No per­son­al user in­form­a­tion is shared with the copy­right own­er un­less re­quired by law.

If Na­tion­al Journ­al re­ceives more than one No­tice of Copy­right In­fringe­ment con­cern­ing a user, the user may be deemed a “re­peat copy­right in­fringer.” Na­tion­al Journ­al re­serves the right to ter­min­ate the ac­counts of “re­peat copy­right in­fringers.”

Pro­ced­ure to File a DMCA Counter-Claim

If you have re­ceived a no­tice of copy­right in­fringe­ment and you be­lieve that a copy­right hold­er has ac­cused you in er­ror, you may file a DMCA Counter-Claim with Na­tion­al Journ­al’s des­ig­nated agent.

To be ef­fect­ive, a Counter-Claim must be a writ­ten com­mu­nic­a­tion provided to Na­tion­al Journ­al’s des­ig­nated agent and must in­clude the fol­low­ing in­form­a­tion:

(a) A phys­ic­al or elec­tron­ic sig­na­ture of the user;

(b) Iden­ti­fic­a­tion of the ma­ter­i­al that has been re­moved or to which ac­cess has been dis­abled and the loc­a­tion at which the ma­ter­i­al ap­peared be­fore it was re­moved or ac­cess to it was dis­abled;

(c) A state­ment un­der pen­alty of per­jury that the user has a good faith be­lief that the ma­ter­i­al was re­moved or dis­abled as a res­ult of mis­take or misid­en­ti­fic­a­tion of the ma­ter­i­al to be re­moved or dis­abled;

(d) The user’s name, ad­dress and tele­phone num­ber, and a state­ment that the sub­scriber con­sents to the jur­is­dic­tion of Fed­er­al Dis­trict Court for the ju­di­cial dis­trict in which the ad­dress is loc­ated, or if the user’s ad­dress is out­side of the United States, for any ju­di­cial dis­trict in which the ser­vice pro­vider may be found, and that the user will ac­cept ser­vice of pro­cess from the per­son who provided no­ti­fic­a­tion or an agent of such per­son;

Upon re­ceipt of a DMCA Counter-Claim, Na­tion­al Journ­al will provide the com­plain­ing party with a copy of the DMCA Counter-Claim. When Na­tion­al Journ­al re­ceives a Counter-Claim that meets the re­quire­ments of the DMCA, Na­tion­al Journ­al will pro­cess the Counter-Claim in ac­cord­ance with the re­quire­ments of the DMCA.

Lim­it­a­tion of Li­ab­il­ity and Use

Na­tion­al Journ­al has worked to en­sure the ac­cur­acy of the in­form­a­tion it provides through its products and ser­vices, in­clud­ing through the Sites. This in­form­a­tion fre­quently re­lies on data ob­tained from many sources, however, and Na­tion­al Journ­al can­not guar­an­tee the ac­cur­acy of the in­form­a­tion provided or any ana­lys­is based there­on.

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