1.Terms and conditions of use
These terms are applicable to anybody using our platform. These terms are accessible through all gadgets that are Internet enabled and capable of accessing our website either through desktop or mobile devices.
When we say uSpiked, we mean digital information network operated and controlled by uspiked.com. By accessing our network, you agree to be bound by these T&Cs.
Content within uSpiked’s platform is accessible freely without any need for registration. However, certain features such us submission of news leads or complete reports, and documents and images require registration. By registering as a designated user, you agree and accept that:
- Your account, user PIN and password are personal to you and may not be used by anyone else to access protected areas on uSpiked’s platform
- You will not share your login information to a third party
- You will not deliberately create a user account for the purpose of abusing the functionality of the platform or other users
- You will not pass yourself off as another user
- You agree to notify us as soon as humanly possible should you suspect any unauthorised use of your account
Items and other content submitted through our submission pages and those submitted via any other electronic forms are deemed to be for publication at our own internal terms.
Users submitting any items further undertake that the information they submit do not infringe on any IP rights of any other entity. They also provide to indemnify uSpiked of all liabilities that could arise due to their failures.
Should you wish to terminate your registration with uSpiked, simply send an email with the subject line “Deregister” to Register@uspiked.com. Should you find our T&Cs unacceptable at any given time, you must immediately stop using our platform. The same also apply to those unregistered users who find unhappiness with our content.
If, for any reason, we reasonably suspect that a registered user is in contravention of these T&Cs, we may, at our sole discretion, cancel the privilege of utilising the section and blacklist that user indefinitely.
III.Use of uSpiked’s published material(s)
Information belongs to the public. Whereas we grant permission for the materials published herein to be freely shared, reproduction of the same on any commercial outlet without our permission is forbidden.
Being an online media, no permission should be sought nor would be assumed to have been granted for reproduction of the entire materials on any other online platform.
uSpiked, unless otherwise declared is the sole owner of content published herein, including all applicable copyright, trademarks, images, patents, graphics, audio, video and other intellectual property rights.
Creation of a database in electronic or print of all or part of the material published by uSpiked without a written authorisation is strictly forbidden.
Should you wish to request for permission for reproduction of our content, please contact the editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IV. Disclaimer of liability
Borrowing from the words of Anne Lamott, “You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should've behaved better.” We are not responsible for the consequences of your actions. We will not be liable for any loss, financial, reputation due to your action or inaction.
We shall however at all time employ the best online security within our reach to ensure that our platform remains free of virus or any other malware.
V. Third party advertising on Uspiked site
Advertisements that may appear on our platform would have no control on our editorial operations. uSpiked shall accept no responsibility for the nature and content of advertising material including errors and other inaccuracy therein. Each individual advertiser is solely responsible for the respective content.
VI. Changes to these terms and conditions of use
Please note that we may change these terms and conditions from time to time at our sole discretion and we reserve the right to do so without your consent. Any revised T&C shall be published herein.
VII. No waiver
Any failure to insist upon or enforce any provision of these terms of service shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right of uSpiked.
At uSpiked we retain limited types of information about our users mainly to measure the quality of our work and public satisfaction.
Personal information of users who have registered on our platform cannot and shall not be shared with any third parties. The same information is also kept at offline servers with multiple encryption.
Other than for the sole purposes for which the personal details have been provided, we shall not use the same to market third party products.
For those who have registered for our periodic electronic newsletters, they receive the same, but in some cases with an advertisement banner of the electronic newsletter sponsor(s ).
We shall continuously do our best to protect your privacy as your privacy is a priceless right. Our system shall be equipped with adequate security measures to safeguard and protect personal information you have entrusted with us.
We respect your privacy. Registered users and newsletter subscribers will only receive information that they shall have requested from us.
We will not be vague in our dealings with you as to what information about you we will ask of you and how we will use it.
We will use personal information only for the purposes for which it was originally requested and we shall ensure their permanent destruction should that need cease to be.
Being an online publication, there is no geographical boundaries for your contribution on our platform including your comments to our reports.