Terms of Use

These Terms of Use (“Terms”) govern your access to and use of www.newscertified.com (the "Site"), any information, text, video content, graphics, or other materials uploaded, downloaded or appearing on the Site (the “Content”), as well as all Services made available by the Site (the “Services”). By accessing or using the Site or Services, you agree to be bound by these Terms. If these Terms or any modification to them are not acceptable to you, your only recourse is to stop using and/or accessing the Site and Services. By continuing to use or access the Site or Services following any posting of new or revised Terms or policies on the Site, you accept and agree to be bound by those new Terms or policies
NewsCertified Exchange, Inc. (“NewsCertified” or “we”) reserves the right at any time to remove, modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, any content or portion of the Site or Services for any reason, with or without notice.

Certification
“Certification” of any individual by NewsCertified means only that the person (referred to herein as an “Expert”) has been screened and approved as having the necessary interview skills to make him or her a potential resource for journalists. NewsCertified does not endorse the qualification of any Expert with respect to any subject matter about which such Expert may provide information. NewsCertified does not check for accuracy, agree with, endorse or support any Content made available by any Expert, on the Site, through the Services or by any other means. This includes but is not limited to comments, opinions, statements made, or any materials provided by any Expert and/or made available on the Site or otherwise, in any format.

Registration
In order to receive access to Experts, you must apply through the Site and provide certain information about yourself as prompted by the registration form ("Registration Data"). The availability to you of the Services is subject to NewsCertified’s prior approval of your complete and accurate application (which approval shall be in our sole discretion) and your continued compliance with these Terms. By registering for the Services, you represent that you are of legal age to form a binding contract and are not a person barred from receiving services under the laws of the United States or any other applicable jurisdiction. You agree to: (a) provide accurate, current and complete Registration Data; and (b) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it accurate, current and complete. NewsCertified may reject your application or suspend or terminate your registration and refuse any and all current or future use of the Services (or any portion thereof) at any time, in its sole discretion, including without limitation if any of the information you provide is inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or if you do not, at any time, comply with these Terms. If you register, we reserve the right to send you communications such as service announcements and updates regarding the Site and/or Services. Please see our Privacy Policy for more information.

Password
You alone are responsible for any use of your password, whether or not made with your knowledge or authority. You agree to guard your password carefully. If you suspect that someone has access to your password without your permission, please contact NewsCertified at generalinquiry@newscertified.com immediately. At the same time, please change your password on the My Account page.

License
Subject to your compliance with these Terms, NewsCertified hereby grants you a limited, revocable right to use the Site and Services only for the purposes of obtaining information about the Experts made available through the Services. No portion of the Site or Services is targeted to children under the age of 18. You agree not to use the Services or Content for any commercial purpose.

Restrictions on Use of the Site and Services
You agree not to: (a) infringe the intellectual property right of NewsCertified or any Expert, or the privacy rights of any Expert or any user of the Site or Services; (b) use any automated method to download any Content or other data from or about the Site or Services; (c) “stalk" or otherwise harass any Expert identified on the Site; (d) upload to or otherwise distribute through the Services any virus or other destructive code; (e) hack the Site, or upload or distribute any affiliate marketing materials, link referral code, junk mail, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or spam, or collect personal data about the Experts or any other users for commercial, unauthorized or unlawful purposes; (f) violate any applicable law or regulation while using the Site or the Services; and (g) attempt to gain unauthorized access to NewsCertified’s computer systems or interfere with the performance of the Site or Services, or reverse engineer any software associated with the Site or Services.

Intellectual Property and Proprietary Rights
You acknowledge that the Site and Content are protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of both the United States and foreign countries. All right, title, and interest in and to the Site and Content are and will remain the exclusive property of NewsCertified and its licensors, or the Expert who contributed the applicable Content, or his or her licensors. You agree not to reproduce, modify or prepare derivative works based upon, distribute, sell, transfer, publicly display, publicly perform, transmit, or otherwise use the Site or any Content. You may not use the Site (or any Content herein) or Services on or in connection with any other website, for any purpose. Any use of any Content on or made available through the Site and/or Services in any manner other than as expressly permitted by these Terms and applicable laws is strictly prohibited. Except for the limited use that is granted to you in these Terms or applicable laws, you do not acquire any right, title or interest in the Site or any Content.

Copyright Notices and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act
NewsCertified respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects all users of the Site to do the same. In its sole discretion, NewsCertified may terminate the accounts of users and/or prevent access to the Site by anyone who infringes the intellectual property rights of others. Filing a notice of infringement with NewsCertified requires compliance with the procedures specified in Title II of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998. NewsCertified's designated agent for notice of alleged copyright infringement appearing on the Site is:

NewsCertified Exchange, Inc
1899 Powers Ferry Rd.
Suite 435
Atlanta, GA 30339
Attn: Copyright Agent

Or contact us at generalinquiry@newscertified.com, inserting “Copyright” in the subject line.

Indemnity
You agree to indemnify and hold NewsCertified and its officers, directors, shareholders, agents, employees, consultants, affiliates, subsidiaries and third-party contractors harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your breach of these Terms of Use, your use of the Site or any Content, your violation of any law, statute, ordinance or regulation or the rights of a third party (including but not limited to the intellectual property rights of any person or entity), or your misrepresentation of any information provided to NewsCertified.

DISCLAIMERS OF WARRANTIES AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
YOU MAY NOT RELY ON ANY INFORMATION OR OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN ANY CONTENT MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE OR BY ANY EXPERT FOR ANY PURPOSE. THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED TO YOU "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. NEWSCERTIFIED DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES FOR (I) ANY INFORMATION OR OPINION OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE AND/OR SERVICES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED DIRECTLY FROM ANY EXPERT; (II) FOR ANY INFORMATION OR OPINION RECEIVED THROUGH ANY LINKS PROVIDED THROUGH THE SITE AND/OR SERVICES OR ANY EXPERT; AND (III) ANY SERVICES OR GOODS RECEIVED THROUGH ANY LINKS PROVIDED BY THE SITE AND/OR SERVICES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO BY ANY EXPERT. NEWSCERTIFIED HEREBY DISCLAIMS TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW: (A) ALL WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NONINFRINGEMENT; AVAILABILITY OF THE SERVICES; LACK OF CODE WITH CONTAMINATING OR DESTRUCTIVE PROPERTIES; ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, CURRENCY, OR USEFULNESS OF ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THE SITE OR BY ANY EXPERT; AND (B) ANY DUTIES OF REASONABLE CARE, WORKMANLIKE EFFORT OR LACK OF NEGLIGENCE IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICES. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE FOREGOING LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
NEWSCERTIFIED DOES NOT ENDORSE OR WARRANT ANY CONTENT, ON ANY TOPIC, FOR ANY REASON. THE USE OF ANY INFORMATION OR OTHER RESOURCES, INCLUDING ANY SITE LINKED OR ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED BY ANY EXPERT, IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. ANY CONTENT MADE AVAILABLE BY NEWSCERTIFIED IS FOR DEMONSTRATION PURPOSES ONLY AND SHALL NOT BE RELIED ON FOR ANY PURPOSE. NEWSCERTIFIED DOES NOT GUARANTEE, AND SHALL NOT BE LIABLE IN ANY WAY FOR THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, TIMELINESS, OR CORRECT SEQUENCING OF ANY CONTENT, OR FOR ANY ACTION TAKEN BY YOU RELATING TO THE SERVICES. NEWSCERTIFIED EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY FOR (I) ERRORS IN ANY CONTENT ON THE SITE OR PROVIDED TO YOU BY ANY THIRD PARTY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY EXPERT; OR (II) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF THE SITE OR THE SERVICES. NEWSCERTIFIED MAKES NO WARRANTIES REGARDING THE ACCESS, SPEED OR AVAILABILITY OF THE SITE OR ANY SERVICES. NEWSCERTIFIED SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA, OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND UNDER ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO CONTRACT OR TORT (INCLUDING PRODUCTS LIABILITY, STRICT LIABILITY AND NEGLIGENCE), AND WHETHER OR NOT SUCH PARTY WAS OR SHOULD HAVE BEEN AWARE OR ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE AND NOTWITHSTANDING THE FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY LIMITED REMEDY STATED HEREIN.

Reservation of Rights
We reserve the right to suspend, terminate or refuse your use of the Site and/or Services at any time for any reason. We additionally reserve the right to establish and periodically to change general practices and limits concerning the use of the Site, the Content and the Services.

Links; Other Sites
Included in the Content may be links to other websites or resources, but this shall not imply any relationship or connection to any other site, its operator or any of its affiliates. NewsCertified shall not be responsible or liable for the availability of such websites or resources, nor shall it be responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products or other materials available from such websites or resources. NewsCertified shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any such content, or any goods or services available, on or through any such websites and resources, or as the result of the presence of such websites and resources on the Site, or located through its use or through any Services provided by NewsCertified.

Applicable Law
These Terms and the relationship between you and NewsCertified shall be governed by the laws of the State of Georgia without regard to its conflict of law provisions, as such laws are applied to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within Georgia between Georgia residents. By accessing the Site and agreeing to these Terms, you agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the State of Georgia, and to be bound by the rulings of the courts located within the State of Georgia. If you breach or threaten to breach any provision hereof or thereof, you understand and agree that money damages may not be an adequate remedy for such a breach, and that NewsCertified shall be entitled to seek equitable relief, including preliminary and permanent injunctions and specific performance, as well as recovery of its court costs, expenses and reasonable attorneys’ fees, in any court in any location, to whose jurisdiction you hereby consent. Such remedies shall not be exclusive, shall be in addition to all other remedies available at law, equity or otherwise for your breach of these Terms, and shall be available to NewsCertified without requirement that it post any bond or prove any actual damages.

Miscellaneous
We reserve the right to change the Site, procedures for using the Site or the Services, and these Terms, at any time. Whenever any material revisions are made to these Terms, the date of the revision, set forth above, will be updated. You agree that NewsCertified has no obligation to inform you directly of any changes to these Terms. Any updated version of these Terms will supersede all preceding versions.