Terms and Conditions

Welcome to the Global Editors Network

By registering to use the services provided by The Global Editors Network, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions set out below. If you do not wish to be bound by these terms and conditions, you may not access this website.

This site is owned and made available by The Global Editors Network of 14 rue des Minimes, Paris 75003, France (referred to in these Terms and Conditions as "we" and "us"). The Terms and Conditions form part of an agreement between you, and ourselves and sets out the conditions under which you may access this site and it’s services

We reserve the right to amend these Terms and Conditions from time to time. As soon as any updated terms and conditions are made available and placed on the website for review, new and existing users of the The Global Editors Network service will be bound to the updated terms and conditions of this contract going forward. You should therefore check the website from time to time to review the current Terms and Conditions.

Some areas of GEN require registration. By completing the initial registration form and by entering your email address and password, you will be deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions. Also, by subscribing to any of our email services, you are deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions. If you register with Global Editors Network, you should read our privacy policy.

If you have registered with us and subsequently change your details, you should immediately notify us of any changes by contacting us.

Any changes we make to the terms and conditions will be reflected on this page.

1. Community

The GEN Community is a platform to showcase projects and connect with media innovators from all around the world. Once you complete your registration, you will be able to create a free profile, and search for people, places, and events. Every member of the Community should respect Intellectual Property Regulation. The Global Editors Network could not be held responsible for their infringement.

The Global Editors Network reserves the right to use the content of the Community. Email addresses will be kept confidential, and will not be sold to third parties.

If you wish to delete your profile, you can let us know by contacting us. If we wish to bring the agreement to an end, we will do so by emailing you at the address you have registered stating that the agreement has terminated. The agreement will terminate and your email address and password will become invalid on Global Editors Network within 5 business days.

2. Membership

Membership is different from joining the Community. Membership of the The Global Editors Network service does require payment. Following payment, you will receive full access to The Global Editors Network services. The costs of our subscription tiers are provided within The Global Editors Network website, under the Membership page. Subscription, registration and Membership constitute use of the site, and bind The Global Editors Network user to the terms and conditions of this contract.

Unapproved or illegal access or use of the website, using The Global Editors Network as a mechanism for gathering data, gathering email addresses, or gathering personal or private information can result in criminal investigation, legal action, and prosecution.

3. Cancellation of registration

In case you cancel your registration to GEN or any GEN activities, including the annual GEN Summit, the conditions are :

  • 50% will be refunded if cancellation is made at least six weeks before the event is due to start.
  • 25%, if cancellation is made between six and three weeks before the event is due to start
  • no refund will be possible if cancellation happens during the last three weeks before the event is due to start.

Nevertheless, sending just a notification, any registered participant may withdraw from an event in favour of any one he would named to benefit of its registration. The registered participant can also choose to postpone its registration and credit the amount he already paid for any other GEN activity.

4. Use of material appearing on Global Editors Network

For the purposes of this agreement, "material" means material including, without limitation, text, video, graphics and sound material, published on the Global Editors Network, whether copyright of Global Editors Network or a third party.

You may download and print extracts from the material and make copies of these for your own personal and non-commercial use only. You are not allowed to download or print the material, or extracts from it, in a systematic or regular manner or otherwise so as to create a database in electronic or paper form comprising all or part of the material appearing on Global Editors Network.

You must not reproduce any part of Global Editors Network or the material or transmit it to or store it in any other website or disseminate any part of the material in any other form, unless we have indicated that you may do so. For any query, contact us.

5. Disclaimer of liability

To the extent permitted at law, we do not accept any responsibility for any statement in the material. You must not rely on any statement we have published on Global Editors Network without first taking specialist professional advice. Nothing in the material is provided for any specific purpose or at the request of any particular person.

For the avoidance of confusion, we will not be liable for any loss caused as a result of your doing, or not doing, anything as a result of viewing, reading or listening to the material or any part of it (except for death or personal injury attributable to our negligence and to the extent permitted at law).

You can access other sites via links from Global Editors Network. These sites are not under our control and we are not responsible in any way for any of their content.

We give no warranties of any kind concerning Global Editors Network or the material. In particular, we do not warrant that Global Editors Network or any of its contents is virus free. You must take your own precautions in this respect as we accept no responsibility for any infection by virus or other contamination or by anything which has destructive properties.

6. Third party material on Global Editors Network

You will see advertising material submitted by third parties on Global Editors Network. Individual advertisers are solely responsible for the content of advertising material which they submit to us, including ensuring that it complies with relevant legislation. We accept no responsibility for the content of advertising material, including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein.

If you want to advertise on Global Editors Network, please contact us. 

7. Co-branded sites

In addition to the provisions of Term 5, some third party sites to which links are provided are "co-branded" sites which are operated by third parties with whom Global Editors Network has a commercial association, including sites by means of which you can make payment for use of the Website or associated services. If you wish to make any purchases or enter any financial dealings on a co-branded site, you will be entering a contract with the relevant third party operator who will ask you to supply information about yourself and on your financial affairs, including your bank or credit card details. The third party operator will have their own terms and conditions and privacy policy and it is up to you to indicate your consent or otherwise to the use that the third party proposes to make of your personal data. While we select our trading partners with care, Global Editors Network cannot be held liable for any loss or damage whatsoever which you may suffer as a result of your decision to enter any dealings or transactions with, or supply personal information to, a trading partner or any third party.

8. Privacy

As a The Global Editors Network user and by agreeing to these terms and conditions, you also agree to our Privacy Policy. Any information you provide us is optimally protected, and that any unauthorized access to this information is prevented. However, we cannot ensure the confidentiality, security, or privacy of your information that you supply via email, over the internet, or post publicly for viewing for the general public. Additionally, for any information that you share publicly we cannot ensure how other individuals will interpret or use this information. This means that by accepting this agreement you absolve and release The Global Editors Network from any liability associated with how this public information is used by other parties, other than yourself.

At any given time, The Global Editors Network and its administrators will monitor photos, information, postings, messages, and videos for content and profanity, and The Global Editors Network reserves the right edit or remove any and all information at its discretion. We cannot monitor all information or data that is provided by users, and therefore are not obligated to delete or edit content.

9. Submitting text for publication on Global Editors Network

Users of our site may submit material for publication in various areas of the site. We accept no liability in respect of any material submitted by users and published by us and we are not responsible for its content and accuracy. Publication of any material you submit to us will be at our sole discretion. We reserve the right to make additions or deletions to the text or graphics prior to publication, or to refuse publication. You grant us a non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide licence to republish any material you submit to us in any format, including without limitation print and electronic format. Of course, you warrant to us that any material you submit to us is your own original work and that you own the copyright and any other relevant rights.

Interactions with our site are governed by our Community Standards and Participation Guidelines which expand on the points above and are incorporated in these Terms of Service. You will be deemed to consent to these guidelines if you choose to post any content or comments to the site.

10. Governing law & jurisdiction

This agreement is governed by French law and the parties agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the French courts.

11. Data protection and the French law

We will use your personal details to administer this site. From time to time, we may send direct marketing or promotional material information from us or selected third parties providing similar services. You can indicate you do not wish to receive such material by editing your account preferences

For any information on data protection ruled by the French law, go to http://www.cnil.fr/english/ 

See also the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data (Council of Europe): http://conventions.coe.int/Treaty/en/Treaties/Html/108.htm

And the Directive 95/46/EC on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data:

http://europa.eu/legislation_summaries/information_society/l14012_en.htm

12. Questions and comments

For all queries related to our privacy policy, please contact: director@globaleditorsnetwork.org

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