Global Diaspora News may contain links to other websites. We cannot be and are not responsible for the privacy policies of other websites. We encourage our Users to be aware when they leave our Website to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information.
In this agreement, “Global Diaspora News” also means the features and services available, including through (a) our Website at www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com and any other Global Diaspora News branded or co-branded websites (including but not limited to sub-domains, international versions, widgets, and mobile versions); (b) our platform; (c) social plugins, (d) map, (e) directory, and (f) other media, software, devices, or networks now existing or later developed.
By “Service”, we mean the registration on Global Diaspora News, or the use of our Website, including our mobile applications, developer platform, premium services, or other information and products provided by Global Diaspora News now or later developed.
By “Platform”, we mean our website and all the services it contains.
Global Diaspora News reserves the right to change, modify, add, or remove portions of this Policy at any time with or without notice in advance. If we make any material changes, a prominent notice will be posted on our Website. You should visit this Website regularly to review the current Policy because it is binding on you. If you object to any such changes, you may cease using our Website immediately. Using of Global Diaspora News Website and products following notice of any such changes or after a notice of changes has been published on our Website (deemed constructive notice) shall indicate your acknowledgment of such changes and agreement to be bound by the terms and conditions of such changes. All changes will be effective immediately upon notice to you either by electronic mail or posting to the Website.
3. When does Global Diaspora News Collect Information on You?
You may be asked to provide your personal information (data that allows a direct association with an specific individual) anytime you are in contact with Global Diaspora News’ Website, products, and services. We may also collect non-personal information (data that does not permit direct association with any specific individual).
We collect personal and non-personal information:
- When you create a Global Diaspora News account, register or purchase a product, download a product from our Website, post and view a need or an offer, conduct a search with our applications, contact someone using our platform, respond to a chat, participate in an online survey, or interact with third party services (e.g. polls or other third party research).
- When you share your content with others using Global Diaspora News products and Service, or invite others to join you on Global Diaspora News forums or groups.
- When we need to authenticate your account. We may ask for your Social Security Number, but only in limited circumstances such as when authenticating your identity in order for instance to make a tax deductible offer or to secure your transaction.
- Whenever you visit a game, application, or website that uses Global Diaspora News platform or visit a site with a Global Diaspora News feature (such as a social plugin), sometimes through cookies.
- When you view and interact with Global Diaspora News pages, features, and functionality, including Global Diaspora News mobile applications, software, and platform technology.
- When you access web pages containing Global Diaspora News interactive plugins, or when you apply Global Diaspora News functionality.
- When you use a Global Diaspora News application or interact with a website that has deployed a plugin, you agree that information about you and your use of our Service may be communicated to us.
4. What Information does Global Diaspora News Collect and Use?
Global Diaspora News may gather and use information about you, including but not limited to the following: Name; Username and Password; Address; Zip Code or Area Code; Telephone Number; Fax Number; Email Address; Country of Residence; Country of Origin; Country of Citizenship; Age; Gender; Language Preference(s); any information that you post on the site or on our social medias or that you choose to make available; Internet Protocol (“IP”) address of your computer (or the proxy server you use to access the World Wide Web); Browser type; Operating system; Cookies Information; Banking and Payment Information (e.g. credit card information, account number) if applicable; Products or services ordered and delivered; List of your contacts and related data; Correspondence between you, Global Diaspora News, and any other Users; Location information; URLs of landing pages or sites that have embedded Global Diaspora News platform technology; URL of the page you were on when you click on an ad on Global Diaspora News; Referring and Exit pages (pages from which you leave the Global Diaspora News Website); Click Stream Data; Email Patterns; Visited webpages; Mobile Device and Mobile Operating System; Name of the Internet Service Provider (ISP) or your mobile carrier; Time Zone where a Global Diaspora News product or service is used; Date and Time you visit the site; Your User ID if you are logged in to Global Diaspora News; Customer activities on our Website, and from our other products and services.
If we do combine non-personal information with personal information the combined information will be treated as personal information for as long as it remains combined.
5. Consent to Global Diaspora News Processing and Transferring Information about You
The information you provide to Global Diaspora News may reveal or allow others to identify you. By providing information to us for the purposes of creating your User account or adding any additional details to your Global Diaspora News profile, you are expressly and voluntarily allowing Global Diaspora News to process information about you.
Finally, please note that by becoming a User, you have given us your express and informed consent to transfer the data we collected from you to anywhere in the world including to the United States and to process it anywhere including in the United States.
Information that is collected by or sent to Global Diaspora News may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which Global Diaspora News or its affiliates, subsidiaries, or service providers maintain facilities. In this regard, or for purposes of sharing or disclosing data, Global Diaspora News reserves the right to transfer information outside of your country. By using Global Diaspora News software, Websites, products, and other services, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country.
6. How do we Collect and Use your Personal and Non-Personal Information?
6.1. Provide You with a Better Customer Services
- The personal information we collect allows us to keep you posted on Global Diaspora News’ latest product announcements, products updates, and upcoming events. It also helps us develop, deliver, and improve our products, services, content, and advertising.
- We may use personal information for internal purposes (e.g. auditing, data analysis, and research to improve Global Diaspora News’ products, services, and customer communications).
- We do not sell, rent, or otherwise provide personally identifiable information to third parties without your consent except where it is necessary to carry out your instructions (e.g. to process your payment information). Please note that in order to fulfill your requests for paid services, we may share your payment information with our payment processor.
- The information you provide or that we collect allow us to (a) enable you to share your information and communicate with other Users, or provide your personal details to third parties offering combined services with Global Diaspora News; (b) connect you to opportunities by enabling other professionals to find you on Global Diaspora News; (c) administer your account with us and customize the Service we provide to you and other Users; (d) send you service or promotional communications through email and notices on the Global Diaspora News Website; (e) create and distribute advertising relevant to you or your experience on Global Diaspora News Platform.
- For instance, if you share your interactions on Global Diaspora News, or when you recommend a product, follow a company, establish or update your profile, create or join a Group, etc., Global Diaspora News may use these actions to create social ads for your network or group on Global Diaspora News.
6.2. Compliance with Legal Process
6.3. Testimonials and Advertisements Placed through Global Diaspora News Ads Service
If you provide any testimonials about the Global Diaspora News services or place advertisements through the Global Diaspora News site, we may post those testimonials and examples of advertisements you place in connection with our promotion of these services to third parties. Testimonials and advertisements may include your name and other personal information that you have provided.
6.4. Polls and Surveys
Polls and surveys may be conducted by Global Diaspora News, Global Diaspora News Users or third parties. As a User, you may be invited to participate in polls and surveys from the Global Diaspora News Website. Your selection may be random, or it may be based on your non-personally identifiable information (e.g. job title, geography, or your company). Whether or not you decide to participate in a poll or survey is completely up to you.
We may use third parties to deliver incentives to you to participate in surveys or polls. If the delivery of incentives requires your contact information, you may be asked to provide personally identifiable information to the third party fulfilling the incentive offer, which will only be used for the purpose of delivering incentives and/or verifying your contact information.
We will not disclose any personally identifiable information to any third parties in connection with the conduct of any polls or surveys. Your consent to use any personally identifiable information for the purposes set forth in the poll or survey will be explicitly requested by the party conducting it.
6.5. Advertising and Web Beacons
To support some of the services we provide to our Users, as well as provide a more relevant and useful experience for them, we may target and serve ads on and off the Website using ad networks (e.g. third-party ad servers, ad agencies, ad exchanges, ad technology vendors and research firms).
We may target ads to Users based on general profile in addition to the Users’ use of Global Diaspora News or their clicking on Global Diaspora News ad inventory. Global Diaspora News does not provide personal information to any third-party ad network.
We may use ad technology such as web beacons, pixels, anonymous ad network tags to more effectively serve ads to our Users on and off Global Diaspora News through ad networks, as well as to collect anonymous, aggregated auditing, research and reporting for advertisers. If you opt-out you may lose certain functionality of the Global Diaspora News Service, as well as the potential benefit of receiving ads that are targeted to your interests which, in turn, may limit your ability to fully realize the benefits of the Global Diaspora News Service to build and leverage your professional network.
Persistent cookies remain on your browser even after you close it and may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the website. Local shared objects or ‘flash cookies’ are cookies written with Adobe flash technology. These cookies are saved on your computer in the same way as other cookies, but they cannot be managed at browser level in the same way.
You can remove or block cookies using the settings in your browser. However, doing so may sometimes impact your ability to use some of our services and products. For any technical questions about how to disable cookies, please check with your internet browser provider or services providers.
We may use this information to understand and analyze trends, to administer our Website, to learn about User behavior on the Website, and to gather demographic information about our User base as a whole. Global Diaspora News may use this information in our marketing and advertising services.
In some of our email messages, we may use a “click-through URL” linked to content on the Global Diaspora News Website. When customers click one of these URLs, they pass through a separate web server before arriving at the destination page on our Website. We may track this click-through data to help us determine interest in particular topics and measure the effectiveness of our customer communications. If you prefer not to be tracked in this way, you should not click text or graphic links in the email messages.
Pixel tags may be used to enable us to send email messages in a format that customers can read, and they tell us whether mail has been opened. We may use this information to reduce or eliminate messages sent to customers.
Cookies can also allow us to:
- recognize you when you sign in and understand how you arrived at our Website, so we can make sure that we provide you with relevant customer content and information;
- remember your chosen preferences;
- fight against fraud;
- inform Global Diaspora News about the services and products of the Global Diaspora News you are using so that we can provide you with new updates and direct you to the relevant help sections;
- enable you to quickly access your account and account services through the Global Diaspora News platform;
- provide internal and customer analytics and gain statistics and metrics about our websites;
- monitor the effectiveness and performance of our advertising and marketing campaigns and carry out research in order to help us to improve our products and Website;
- initiate security measures such as ‘time-out’ when you have not logged into your account service area for a period of time; and
- provide Global Diaspora News ads most relevant to you when you visit other sites that display Global Diaspora News ads.
In addition to Global Diaspora News’ cookies, Global Diaspora News’ analytics, ad-serving and affiliate partners may set cookies and access cookies on your computer, when you are visiting Global Diaspora News website. Therefore, please check with their cookies policies.
6.7. Disclosure to Third Parties, Service Providers, and Others
Global Diaspora News may make certain personal information available to strategic partners that work with Global Diaspora News to provide products and services, or that help Global Diaspora News market to customers. For example, when you visit our Website, or purchase our products and services, you authorize Global Diaspora News and its carriers to exchange some of the information you provide during the transaction to carry out service with us and our partners. If you are approved for service, your account will be governed by Global Diaspora News and its carrier’s respective privacy policies. Personal information will only be shared by Global Diaspora News to provide or improve our products, services and advertising; it will not be shared with third parties for their marketing purposes.
Global Diaspora News may share personal information with companies who provide services such as information processing, extending credit, fulfilling customer orders, delivering products to you, managing and enhancing customer data, providing customer service, assessing your interest in our products and services, and conducting customer research or satisfaction surveys. These companies are obligated to protect your information and may be located wherever Global Diaspora News operates.
It may be necessary − by law, legal process, litigation, and/or requests from public and governmental authorities within or outside your country of residence − for Global Diaspora News to disclose your personal information. We may also disclose information about you if we determine that for purposes of national security, law enforcement, or other issues of public importance, disclosure is necessary or appropriate.
We may also disclose information about you if we determine that disclosure is reasonably necessary to enforce our terms and conditions or protect our operations or Users. Additionally, in the event of a reorganization, merger, or sale we may transfer any and all personal information we collect to the relevant third party.
Some Global Diaspora News products may be co-branded and offered together with or via a partner company. If you register for or use such products, you consent to both Global Diaspora News and the partner company’s use of personal data collected in connection with the co-branded product. Global Diaspora News may offer its products in connection with other websites or services or may team with other online services to give you the combined results of both products/services or additional services and benefits. To determine whether you would benefit from the combined offer, if you have provided your consent, Global Diaspora News may match your email address, and email addresses of your contacts against email addresses you have provided to the third party website/service provider.
The link between your IP address and your personally identifiable information is not shared with third parties without your permission, except in compliance with legal process.
6.8. Disclosures to Others as the Result of a Change in Control or Sale of Global Diaspora News Company or Service
As Global Diaspora News continues to develop its business, we might sell or buy subsidiaries or business units. In any such transactions in which Global Diaspora News or substantially all its assets are acquired by a third party, personal information of Global Diaspora News Users will generally be one of the transferred business assets. We reserve the right to include your personal information in any such transfer to a third party. So we may also disclose your personal information and other information you provide to another third party as part of a sale of the assets of Global Diaspora News, a subsidiary or division, or as the result of a change in control of the company. Any third party to which Global Diaspora News transfers or sells Global Diaspora News’ assets will have the right to continue to use the personal and other information that you provide to us.
7. Security and Protection of Personal Information
Global Diaspora News takes precautions to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft, and misuse, as well as against unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. Global Diaspora News online services use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption on certain web pages where personal information is collected. To use some of our Service, you may be asked to use an SSL-enabled browser such as Safari, Firefox, or Chrome. The web browser you use may affect the effectiveness of the encryption. Internet Explorer may not support/work for certain SSL encryption/protection, so we recommend you choose your web browser wisely.
Doing so protects the confidentiality of your personal information while it’s transmitted over the Internet. We recommend that you do NOT share your log in information with others.
The personal information you share when you use some Global Diaspora News products, services, or applications or when you post on a Global Diaspora News forum, chat room, or social networking service, is visible to other Users and can be read, collected, or used by them. You are responsible for the personal information you choose to submit in these instances. For example, if you list your name and email address in a forum posting, that information is public. To help us protect your data, please take care when using these features and while sharing information with others.
At all times, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your unique password and account information and for controlling access to your email communications. You are also fully responsible for all activities that occur under your username and password. You agree to immediately notify Global Diaspora News of any unauthorized use of your username or password or any other breach of security, and to ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. Global Diaspora News will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this provision. You should be cautious when accessing your account from a public or shared computer so that others are not able to view or record your password or other personal information. If you share your computer with others, you may wish to consider disabling your auto-sign in feature (e.g. if you have linked your Window’s Live ID to your Global Diaspora News account).
Since the internet is an unsecure environment, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to Global Diaspora News. There is NO guarantee that information may not be accessed, copied, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.
8. Retention of Personal Information
9. Access, Correction and, Elimination of Personal Information
You have a right to access, modify, correct and eliminate the data you supplied to us. To so, please log into your dashboard and visit your Account page. You can help ensure that your contact information and preferences are accurate, complete, and up to date by logging in to your account at www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com. For other personal information, you can request that we correct the data if it is inaccurate or delete the data if Global Diaspora News is not required to retain it by law or for legitimate business purposes. We may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, are extremely impractical, or for which access is not otherwise required by local law. Please be aware that even after your request for a change is processed, Global Diaspora News may, for a time, retain residual information about you in its backup and/or archival copies of its database.
If you update any of your information, we may keep a copy of the information that you originally provided to us in our archives for uses documented in this policy. You can delete your account anytime or you may request deletion of your information at any time by contacting us to delete it for you. We will respond to your request within 30 days. Please note, however that information you have shared with others, or that other Users have copied, may also remain visible even if you request its deletion. So, be careful while sharing your information with others.
Global Diaspora News may, at its sole discretion, remove or prevent access to, in whole or in part, any material submitted by you, for any reason or no reason, including any material it deems in violation of its standards.
10. Closing and Memorializing Account
You can close your account anytime. To do so, please send us an email at [email protected]. If that happens, we will remove your name and other personally identifiable information from our publicly viewable database. If you close your account, we have no obligation to retain your information, and we may delete any or all of your account information without liability. However, we may retain certain data contributed by you if Global Diaspora News believes it may be necessary to prevent fraud or future abuse, or for legitimate business purposes, such as analysis of aggregated, non-personally identifiable data, account recovery, or if required by law. Global Diaspora News may also retain and use your information if necessary, to provide the Service to other Users. Information you have shared with others, or that other Users have copied, may also remain visible. Global Diaspora News disclaims any liability in relation to the deletion or retention (subject to the terms herein) of information or any obligation not to delete the information. Global Diaspora News does not control when search engines update their cache, which may contain certain public profile information that has since been removed from Global Diaspora News’ publicly viewable database.
If we learn that a User is deceased, we may memorialize the User’s account. In these cases, we may restrict profile access, remove messaging functionality, and close the account if we receive a formal request from the User’s next of kin or other proper legal request to do so.
We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. We encourage parents to monitor and to be involved in the online activities of their children to ensure that no child under 13 registers on Global Diaspora News and also that no information is collected from a child without parental permission. If you are under 13, please do not register yourself or post on our Website any personal information. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, as soon as we verify the information, we will delete that information as soon as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us.
12. Location-Based Service
To provide location-based services on Global Diaspora News products, Global Diaspora News and our partners and licensees may collect, use, and share precise location data, including the real-time geographic location of your Global Diaspora News computer or device. This location data is collected anonymously in a form that does not personally identify you and may be used by Global Diaspora News and our partners and licensees to provide and improve location-based products and services. For example, we may share geographic location with application providers when you opt in to their location services.
Information collected by third parties, which may include location data or contact details, is governed by their privacy practices. We encourage you to learn about the privacy practices of those third parties.
13. Your Interactions and Obligations towards other Users
- If you become a User (someone who has registered and has an account with us), you represent and warrant that you have never been convicted of a felony and that you are not required to register as a sex offender with any government entity.
- You agree not to make any illegal and/or unauthorized uses of the Website, including collecting usernames and/or email addresses of Users by electronic or other means for the purpose of sending unsolicited email and unauthorized framing of or linking to the Website. Global Diaspora News can investigate such action and appropriate legal action will be taken, including without limitation, civil, criminal, and injunctive redress.
- You are responsible for your interaction with others. You understand that Global Diaspora News does not conduct a criminal background check on its Users. We do not inquire into the backgrounds of all our Users or attempt to verify their statement. Global Diaspora News makes no representation or warranties as to the conduct of Users or their compatibility with any current or future Users. Global Diaspora News reserves the right to conduct any criminal background check or screening at any time on any of its Users by using the available public records.
- In no event, shall Global Diaspora News be liable for any damages whatever, whether direct or indirect, general, special, compensatory, consequential, and/or incidental, arising out of or relating to the conduct of you or anyone else in connection with the use of our Service, including without limitation, bodily injury, emotional distress, and/or any other damage resulting from communication or meetings with other registered Users of this Service or person you meet thought this Service. You agree to take reasonable precautions in all interactions with other Users of the Service, particularly if you meet offline or in person.
- You understand that Global Diaspora News makes no guaranties either express or implied regarding your ultimate compatibility or match with individuals or organization you meet through our Service. Any match recommendation you receive from Global Diaspora News is just a suggestion and does NOT imply any endorsement of the corresponding User by us.
- You should not provide to anyone your personal information (e.g. street address, phone number, email, financial information, social security number).
- Global Diaspora News reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other Users.
- When you become a User, you agree and consent to receive email messages from us. These emails may be related to our Service, such as administrative notices and service announcements or changes, or emails containing commercial offers, promotions or special offers from us.
- Global Diaspora News does not: (i) guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information posted by other Users on the Website, or (ii) adopt, endorse or accept responsibility for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice, or statement made by any party that appears on the Website. Under no circumstances will Global Diaspora News or its affiliates be responsible for any loss or damage resulting from your reliance on information or other content posted on the Website or transmitted to or by any Users.
- You are solely responsible for the content that you publish or display on the Service or transmit to other Users. You will not post on our site, or transmit to other Users, any defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, obscene, profane, offensive, sexually oriented, threatening, harassing, racially offensive, or illegal material, or any material that infringes or violates another party’s rights (e.g. copyright, patent, trademark), or otherwise violates or contrary any local, national, and international laws and regulations.
- If the information you provided to Global Diaspora News, or to another User, subsequently becomes inaccurate, misleading or false, you agree to promptly notify Global Diaspora News of such change.
- You will not post anyone’s identification documents or sensitive financial information on Global Diaspora News. You agree to provide accurate information to us and update it as necessary. You agree not to use or attempt to use another’s account without authorization or create a false identity on Global Diaspora News.
- You agree not to forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any communication transmitted through the Service; and/or participate, directly or indirectly, in the setting up or development of a network that seeks to implement practices that are similar to sales by network or the recruitment of independent home salespeople to the purposes of creating a pyramid scheme or other similar practices.
- You agree that, except as otherwise expressly provided in this Agreement, there shall be no third-party beneficiaries to this Agreement.
- You agree not to duplicate, license, sublicense, publish, broadcast, transmit, distribute, perform, display, sell, rebrand, or otherwise transfer information found on Global Diaspora News (excluding content posted by you) except as permitted in this Agreement, Global Diaspora News’ developers terms and policies, or as expressly authorized by Global Diaspora News.
- You shall not adapt, modify, or create derivative works based on Global Diaspora News or technology underlying the Service, or other Users’ content, in whole or part, except as permitted under Global Diaspora News’ developer program.
- You shall not sell, sponsor, or otherwise monetize any other service or functionality of Global Diaspora News, without the express written permission of Global Diaspora News.
- You shall not use bots or other automated methods to access Global Diaspora News, add or download contacts, send or redirect messages, or perform other activities through Global Diaspora News, unless explicitly permitted by Global Diaspora News.
- You shall not access, via automated or manual means or processes, Global Diaspora News for purposes of monitoring Global Diaspora News’ availability, performance or functionality for any competitive purpose. You shall not attempt to or actually access Global Diaspora News by any means other than through the interfaces provided by us such as our mobile application or by navigating to https://www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com using a web browser. This prohibition includes accessing or attempting to access Global Diaspora News using any third-party service, including software-as-a-service platforms that aggregate access to multiple services, including Global Diaspora News.
- You shall not attempt to or override any security component included in or underlying Global Diaspora News. You shall not engage in any action that directly or indirectly interferes with the proper working of or places an unreasonable load on Global Diaspora News’ infrastructure, including, but not limited to, sending unsolicited communications to other Users or Global Diaspora News personnel, attempting to gain unauthorized access to Global Diaspora News, or transmitting or activating computer viruses through or on Global Diaspora News.
- You shall not interfere with or disrupt or game Global Diaspora News or the Service, including, but not limited to, any servers or networks connected to Global Diaspora News, Global Diaspora News’ search algorithms.
- Global Diaspora News reserves the right to investigate and terminate your membership if you have misused the Service or behaved in a way which could be regarded as inappropriate or whose conduct is unlawful or illegal.
- You will not impersonate any person or entity. You will not “stalk” or otherwise harass any person. You will not express or imply that any statements you make are endorsed by Global Diaspora News without our specific prior written consent. You will not use any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application, or other manual or automatic device or process to retrieve, index, “data mine”, or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of Global Diaspora News’ Service or contents.
- You will not remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices contained in our Website, Service and products. You will not interfere with or disrupt the Service or the Website or the servers or networks connected to the Service or the Website. You will not post, email or otherwise transmit any material that contains software viruses or any other computer codes, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software, hardware or telecommunications equipment.
- You will not “frame” or “mirror” any part of the Service or the Website, without Global Diaspora News’ prior written authorization. You also shall not use meta tags or codes or other devices containing any reference to Global Diaspora News or the Service or the site in order to direct any person to any other website for any purpose. You will not modify, adapt, sublicense, translate, sell, reverse engineer, decipher, decompile or otherwise disassemble any portion of the Service or the Website or any software used on or for the Service or cause others to do so.
- You agree not to alter or modify any part of the Website. You agree not to circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the Global Diaspora News Website or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any content or enforce limitations on use of the Website or the content therein. You agree that you will not, without permission, systematically retrieve data or other content from the Website by any means, and you will not compile a database or directory of information extracted from the Website.
- You agree not to use or launch any automated system, including without limitation “robots,” “spiders,” or “offline readers” that accesses the Website in a manner that sends more request messages to the Global Diaspora News servers in a given period of time than a human can reasonably produce in the same period by using a conventional online web browser. You agree not to collect or harvest any personally identifiable information, (e.g. account names, e-mail addresses, usernames, passwords), from the Website, or to use the communication systems provided by the Website for any commercial solicitation purposes without written permission from Global Diaspora News.
- You understand that Global Diaspora News does not endorse any User submission/post or any opinion, recommendation, or advice expressed therein, and Global Diaspora News expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with User submissions.
- You will not provide any false personal information on Global Diaspora News or create an account for an organization or someone else without permission. You will create only one personal account. If we disable your account, you will not create another one without our permission. At all times, you agree to keep your contact information accurate and up-to-date.
- You will not modify, create derivative works of, decompile or otherwise attempt to extract source code from us, unless you are expressly permitted to do so under an open source license, or we give you express written permission.
- You consent that if you are located in a country embargoed by the United States or are on the U.S. Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals you will not engage in commercial activities on Global Diaspora News (e.g. advertising or payments) or operate a platform application or website.
- You agree that you may use the Service only if you are not a person barred from receiving Service under the laws of the United States or other applicable jurisdiction. If you are accepting these Terms and using the Service on behalf of a company, organization, government, or other legal entity, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to do so. You may use the Service only in compliance with these Terms and all applicable local, state, national, and international laws, rules and regulations.
- By importing any of your Global Diaspora News data through Global Diaspora News applications, you represent that you have authority to share the transferred data with your mobile carrier or other access provider. In the event you change or deactivate your mobile account, you must promptly update your Global Diaspora News account information to ensure that your messages are not sent to the person that acquires your old number and failure to do so is your responsibility. You acknowledge you are responsible for all charges and necessary permissions related to accessing Global Diaspora News through your mobile access provider.
- You shall not sell, export, re-export, transfer, divert, or otherwise dispose of any software or service to any end-user without obtaining the required authorizations from the appropriate government authorities. You also warrant that you are not prohibited from receiving US origin products, including services or software.
Global Diaspora News uses analytics programs, including to gather anonymous statistical and analytical information about how Users use Global Diaspora News Services, Websites and products. The analytics services can collect and aggregate data on:
- Pages viewed and clicks on our Website;
- Search engines and keywords used to find our Website;
- Links accessed from our Website;
- Number of visits (e.g. new visitors, returning visitors);
- Number of pages viewed;
- Average time spent on our Website;
- Bounce rate;
- Direct traffic;
- Referring Website;
- Top landing pages through which visitors are entering our Website;
- Top exit pages;
- Keywords which are mostly used, etc.
15. Linked Websites and Third-Party Applications
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Last updated: October 2nd, 2019