Terms and conditions
Use of our websites
If you have purchased a licence, subscription or otherwise entered into an agreement with us (for example as an advertiser on our website) you will also be governed by the terms of that agreement, which shall prevail in the event of a conflict.
The term ‘Empire News’ or ‘EmpireNews.net’ or ‘us’ or ‘we’ refers to the owner of the website.. The term ‘you’ refers to the user or viewer of our website.
Access to Empire News websites
We try to ensure that website availability is uninterrupted and that transmissions will be error-free. However, we cannot guarantee that your access will not be suspended or restricted from time to time, including to allow for repairs, maintenance or the introduction of new facilities or services. We of course try to limit the frequency and duration of any suspension or restriction.
Accounts and passwords
Intellectual property rights
The content, layout, design, data, databases and graphics on this website are protected by US and other international intellectual property laws and are owned by Empire News or its licencors. Unless expressly permitted in writing in a licence agreement or referenced herein relating to Empire Sports and other than printing a small proportion of content or displaying this on your screen, or both, (strictly for your personal non-commercial use), no part of the website may be reproduced, stored in any medium, including but not limited to a retrieval system or transmitted, in any form or by any means (electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, broadcasting) nor shown in public.
The trademarks and logos which are displayed on the websites are the trademarks of Empire News and its licencors. Any use including framing, meta tags or other text utilizing the Empire News trademarks or other trademarks displayed, is strictly prohibited without our express written consent.
We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any material posted or uploaded by you to any of our sites constitutes a violation of their rights, including without limitation, their intellectual property rights, reputational rights or of their right to privacy.
Most works presented in this website are satire, parody, spoof and are completely fictitious.
Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.
The copyright of any published material belongs to the author.
Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.
Empire News will not be held responsible for any loss or damage to work stored in our system. However, all attempts will be made to ensure that any loss or damage is limited.
Unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.
Advertising and Links
From time to time this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).
All users must be aware that they are legally responsible for the work and material that they add to any website owned by Empire News.
You must not use the website in any way that causes or is likely to cause the website or access to it to be interrupted, damaged or impaired in any way. You understand that you are solely responsible for all electronic communications and contents sent from your computer to us. You must use the website for lawful purposes only. You must not use the website for any of the following:
- For fraudulent purposes or in connection with a criminal offence or otherwise carry out any unlawful activity
- To send, use or re-use any material that is illegal, overly offensive, abusive, indecent, harmful, overly defamatory, overly obscene or menacing, racist, abusive, threatening, invasive of privacy, in breach of confidence, infringes any intellectual property rights, or which consists of or contains software viruses, trojan horses, worms, time bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings or any spam. It is at the discretion of Empire News to decide which information contravenes this rule, and your work may as a result be edited or deleted.
- To cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety
- To impersonate any third party or otherwise mislead as to the origin of your content
- To post advertisements or promotions of any kind without prior written consent from Empire News
It is at the discretion of Empire News to decide which information contravenes these terms, and any submissions to the websites may as a result be edited or deleted.
Empire News withholds the right to ban any user for any reason and at any time, and also withholds the right to remove any materials under the same restrictions.
Any alterations made by Empire News to your work may be queried by yourself at any time through the private messaging system and not the forum. Re-editing work to undo alterations made by Empire News will not be accepted and will be met with a warning. This includes any alterations/replacements of images used in your work.
After 3 warnings, we reserve the right to ban you from uploading work on Empire News websites. Any major abuse of the system may result in an immediate ban.
Any decision taken by Empire News is final. Backups of your original work will be kept for the length of any dispute where possible, and will afterwards either be re-instated or deleted.
We will always attempt to inform you if action is taken against any of your work, by sending you emails where applicable.
If you are unsure of whether your work contravenes any of the points above, please make the effort to contact us and we will do our best to help you.
If you wish to contact us, please contact us directly: firstname.lastname@example.org