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Terms of Use

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Description of FOX News Services and Acceptance of Terms of Use

Welcome to this Fox News Network, L.L.C. Site, which is owned and operated by Fox News Network, L.L.C. ("FOX News" or "we"). The services offered by FOX News include foxnews.com, foxbusiness.com, foxnewsinsider.com, foxnation.com, foxnews.mobi, m.foxbusiness.com, the FOX News iPhone application, the FOX Business iPhone application, and any FOX News - branded URL, WAP site and mobile application (collectively, the "Site"), FOX News messaging services, video services, RSS feeds, podcasting services, mobile services, and any other feature, content, or applications offered from time to time by FOX News in connection with FOX News' business (collectively, the "FOX News Services"). FOX News is based in the United States and the FOX News Services are hosted in the United States. FOX News is a part of the United States based operations of News Corporation.

FOX News furnishes the Site and the FOX News Services for your personal enjoyment and entertainment. By visiting the Site (whether or not you are a registered member) or using the FOX News Services, you accept and agree to be bound by this Terms of Use Agreement, including any future modifications ("Agreement"), and to abide by all applicable laws, rules and regulations ("Applicable Law"). Please read through this Agreement carefully. FOX News may modify this Agreement at any time, and each such modification will be effective upon posting on the Site. All material modifications will apply prospectively only. Your continued use of the Site or the FOX News Services following any such modification constitutes your acceptance and agreement to be bound by the Agreement as so modified. It is therefore important that you review this Agreement regularly. If you do not agree to be bound by this Agreement and to abide by all Applicable Law, you must discontinue use of the FOX News Services immediately. You may receive a copy of this Agreement by emailing us at: comments@foxnewsinsider.com, Subject: Terms of Use Agreement.Your access to and use of certain FOX News Services may require you to accept additional terms and conditions applicable to such FOX News Services, in addition to this Agreement, and may require you to download Software or Content (each as defined below).

Eligibility for Site Registration and Account Security

Children under the age of 13 are not authorized to post messages or participate in "Forums" (as defined below) on the Site. All registration information you submit to create an account must be accurate and must be kept updated. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and are responsible for all use of your account. It is therefore critical that you do not share your password with anyone. You agree not to use the account, username, email address or password of another [member or subscriber] at any time. You agree to notify FOX News immediately if you suspect any unauthorized use of, or access to, your account or password.

Termination

This Agreement remains in full force and effect while you use the FOX News Services. You may terminate your [account/subscription] on the Site at any time, for any reason, by emailing comments@foxnewsinsider.com, Subject: Terminate My Account. FOX News may terminate your account and/or access to the FOX News Services at any time, for any or no reason, with or without prior notice or explanation, and without liability. Furthermore, even after your user account or access to the FOX News Services is terminated, this Agreement will remain in effect. You agree that your account is non - transferable and any rights to your account terminate upon your death.

Fees

You acknowledge that FOX News reserves the right to charge subscription fees for any portion of the FOX News Services. FOX News will provide you with at least 30 days advance notice of any such fees, including any change in the amount of such fees, and a way to cancel your account or subscription in the event you do not wish to pay the modified fee. If you continue to use the FOX News Services after the subscription fee has been increased, you are expressly agreeing to the increased subscription fee and you will be responsible for paying such subscription fee for the balance of your subscription. If FOX News suspends or terminates your account and/or access to the FOX News Services because you have breached the Agreement or violated Applicable Law, you will not be entitled to a refund of any unused portion of such fees or other payments.

Purchasing Site Services or Products

If you purchase any service or product on the Site, ("Site Product"), you may be required to provide personal information, including credit card and billing information ("Personal Financial Information"), to an independent third party company (or companies) selected by, but not affiliated with, FOX News (the "Processor"). Where the Processor is responsible for collecting, transmitting and/or processing your Personal Financial Information and, in some instances, for fulfilling your order, all payment obligations for Site Products shall be governed by the terms of use/service and privacy policy(ies) of the Processor. If you make a purchase from the Site you are warranting that you are authorized to make the purchase using the form of payment card that you provide to the Processor. You must be 18 years of age or older to purchase a Site Product.

FOX News makes no warranty, and accepts no liability for any loss or damages whatsoever, relating to or in connection with your placement of an order for a Site Product with the Processor. FOX News provides no refunds for purchases you make on the Site. You are solely responsible for any and all transactions utilizing your Personal Financial Information, including, but not limited to, any and all charges. You acknowledge and agree that in the event Processor experiences a data breach that affects your Personal Financial Information, FOX News will in no way be responsible or liable to you for any such breach.

FOX News will not store any record of Personal Financial Information related to purchases or other transactions you make through the FOX News Services. You should therefore maintain records of all your transactions. If you have any questions regarding your transactions or believe that there is an error or unauthorized transaction or activity associated with transactions utilizing your Personal Financial Information, you must contact the Processor.

FOX News Content

The FOX News Services contain information, text, files, images, images, video, sounds, musical works, works of authorship, applications, and any other materials or content (collectively, "Content") of FOX News ("FOX News Content"). FOX News Content is protected by copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other laws, and as between you and FOX News, FOX News owns and retains all rights in the FOX News Content and the FOX News Services. FOX News hereby grants you a limited, revocable, nonsublicensable license to access and display the FOX News Content (excluding any software code) solely for your personal, non - commercial use in connection with viewing the Site and using the FOX News Services. The FOX News Services may also contain Content of users and other FOX News licensors. Except as provided in this Agreement or as explicitly allowed on the FOX News Services, you may not copy, download, stream capture, reproduce, duplicate, archive, upload, modify, translate, publish, broadcast, transmit, retransmit, distribute, perform, display, sell or otherwise use any Content appearing on or through the FOX News Services.

Except as explicitly and expressly permitted by FOX News, you are strictly prohibited from creating works or materials (including but not limited to fonts, icons, link buttons, wallpaper, desktop themes, on - line postcards, montages, mash - ups and similar videos, greeting cards and unlicensed merchandise) that derive from or are based on the FOX News Content. This prohibition applies regardless of whether the derivative works or materials are sold, bartered or given away. You may not either directly or through the use of any device, software, internet site, web - based service or other means remove, later, bypass, avoid interfere with, or circumvent any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notices marked on the Content or any digital rights management mechanism, device, or other content protection or access control measure associated with the Content including geo - filtering mechanisms. You may not build a business utilizing the Content, whether or not for profit. Furthermore, you may not create, recreate, distribute or advertise an index of any portion of the Content unless you receive prior written authorization from FOX News. Requests for permission to reproduce or distribute materials found on the Site can be made by contacting FOX News in writing at: Legal Department, Fox News Network, L.L.C., 1211 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10036, or by emailing ldepartment@foxnews.com, Subject: Content Request.

Your Use of FOX News Services

The FOX News Services are offered for your personal use only and may not be used for commercial purposes unless you receive prior written authorization from FOX News. FOX News reserves the right to remove commercial content in its sole discretion. You understand that you are responsible for all Content that you post, upload, transmit, email or otherwise make available on, through or in connection with the FOX News Services (collectively, "User Content"). Accordingly, please choose carefully the information that you post on, through or in connection with the FOX News Services. You understand that FOX News does not control the User Content posted by users via the FOX News Services and, as such, you understand you may be exposed to offensive, indecent, inaccurate or otherwise objectionable Content. FOX News assumes no responsibility or liability for this type of Content. If you become aware of misuse of the FOX News Services, please report this immediately to FOX News by emailing comments@foxnewsinsider.com, Subject: Misuse of FOX News Services. FOX News assumes no responsibility for monitoring the FOX News Services for inappropriate Content or conduct. If at any time, FOX News chooses in its sole discretion to monitor the FOX News Services, FOX News nonetheless assumes no responsibility for Content other than FOX News Content, assumes no obligation to modify or remove any inappropriate Content, and no responsibility for the conduct of any user.

You agree not to use the FOX News Services to:

- Post, upload or otherwise transmit or link to Content that is: unlawful; threatening; harmful; abusive; pornographic or includes nudity; offensive; harassing; excessively violent; tortuous; defamatory; invasive of another's privacy, publicity, copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, contract or other rights; false or misleading; obscene; vulgar; libelous; hateful; or discriminatory;

- Violate the rights of others including patent, trademark, trademark, trade secret, copyright, privacy, publicity or other proprietary rights;

- Harass or harm another person;

- Exploit or endanger a minor;

- Impersonate or attempt to impersonate any person or entity;

- Introduce or engage in activity that involves the use of viruses, bots, worms, or any other computer code, files or programs that interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment, or otherwise permit the unauthorized use of or access to a computer or a computer network;

- Interfere with, damage, disable, disrupt, impair, create an undue burden on, or gain unauthorized access to the FOX News Services, including FOX News' servers, networks or accounts;

- Cover, remove, disable, block or obscure advertisements or other portions of the FOX News Services;

- Use technology or any automated system such as scripts or bots in order to collect usernames, passwords, email addresses or other data from the FOX News Services, or to circumvent or modify any security technology or software that is part of the FOX News Services;

- Send or cause to send (directly or indirectly) unsolicited bulk messages or other unsolicited bulk communications of any kind through the FOX News Services. If you do so, you acknowledge you will have caused substantial harm to FOX News, but that the amount of harm would be extremely difficult to measure. As a reasonable estimation of such harm, you agree to pay FOX News $50 for each actual or intended recipient of such communication;

- Solicit, collect or request any personal information for commercial or unlawful purposes;

- Post, upload or otherwise transmit an image or video of another person without that person's consent;

- Engage in commercial activity (including but not limited to sales, contests, or sweepstakes) without FOX News' prior written consent;

- Use the FOX News Services to advertise or promote competing services;

- Use the FOX News Services in a manner inconsistent with any and all Applicable Law;

- Attempt, facilitate or encourage others to do any of the foregoing.

FOX News reserves the right, but disclaims any obligation or responsibility, to remove User Content that violates this Agreement, as determined by FOX News in its sole discretion. You acknowledge FOX News reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in FOX News' sole discretion, violates this Agreement, including but not limited to, terminating their user account and/or reporting such User Content, conduct, or activity to law enforcement authorities.

You acknowledge, consent and agree that FOX News may access, preserve or disclose information you provide to the Site, including User Content, when FOX News has a good faith belief that such access, preservation or disclosure is necessary in order to: (i) protect or defend the legal rights or property of FOX News, our parents, subsidiaries or affiliates ("Affiliated Companies"), or their employees, agents and contractors (including enforcement of our agreements); (ii) protect the safety and security of users of the FOX News Services or members of the public including acting in urgent circumstances; (iii) protect against fraud or for risk management purposes; or (iv) comply with the law or legal process.

Message Boards and Public Forums

The Site offers users the ability to post public messages on message boards and forums ("Forums"), which may be open to the public generally, to all members of the Site, or to a select group of members to a specific Forum group. You acknowledge that messages posted on such Forums are public, and FOX News cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose through any Forum; you make such disclosures at your own risk. FOX News is not responsible for the content or accuracy of any information posted on a Forum, and shall not be responsible for any decisions made based on such information. FOX News reserves the right, but disclaims any obligation or responsibility, to prevent you from posting User Content to any Forum and to restrict or remove your User Content from a Forum for any reason at any time.

Your Proprietary Rights

FOX News does not claim any ownership rights in the User Content that you post, upload, email transmit, or otherwise make available on, through or in connection with the FOX News Services; provided, however, that User Content shall not include any Content posted by a user that is already owned by FOX News or any Affiliated Company. By posting any User Content on, through or in connection with the FOX News Services, you hereby grant to FOX News and our Affiliated Companies, licensees and authorized users, a perpetual, non - exclusive, fully - paid and royalty - free, sublicensable, transferable (in whole or in part), worldwide license to use, modify, excerpt, adapt, create derivative works and compilations based upon, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce, and distribute such User Content on, through or in connection with the FOX News Services or in connection with any distribution or syndication thereof to Third Party Services (as defined below), on and through all media formats now known or hereafter devised, for any and all purposes including, but not limited to, promotional, marketing, trade or commercial purposes. FOX News' use of such User Content shall not require any further notice to you and such use shall be without the requirement of any permission from or payment to you or to any other person or entity. FOX News reserves the right to limit the storage capacity of User Content that you post on, through or in connection with the FOX News Services.

You represent and warrant that: (i) you own the User Content posted by you on, through or in connection with the FOX News Services, or otherwise have the right to grant the license set forth in this Section, and (ii) the posting of User Content by you on, through or in connection with the FOX News Services and Third Party Services does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights or any other rights of any person or entity. You agree to pay for all royalties, fees, and any other monies owing any person or entity by reason of the use of any User Content posted by you on or through the FOX News Services or Third Party Services.

Copyrights and Other Intellectual Property

FOX News respects the intellectual property of others, and requires that our users do the same. You may not upload, embed, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any material that infringes any copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights of any person or entity. FOX News has a policy of terminating repeat infringers' access to the FOX News Services in appropriate circumstances.

If you believe that any material residing on or linked to from the Site infringes your copyright, please send FOX News' Copyright Agent a notification of claimed infringement with all of the following information: (a) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works; (b) identification of the claimed infringing material and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material on the FOX News Services (such as the URL(s) of the claimed infringing material); (c) information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an email address; (d) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; (e) a statement by you that the above information in your notification is accurate and a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that you are the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed or are authorized to act on the owner's behalf; and (f) your physical or electronic signature. FOX News' Copyright Agent for notification of claimed infringement can be reached as follows: Legal Department, Fox News Network, LLC, 1211 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10036; Facsimile: (212)301 - 5785; Phone: (212)301 - 3000; Attn: Lesley West, Copyright Agent. FOX News' Copyright Agent for notification of claimed infringement can also be reached electronically at ldepartment@foxnews.com.

Third Party Links and Services

The FOX News Services may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other websites, applications, resources or other services created by third parties ("Third Party Services"). When you engage with a Third Party Service, you are interacting with the third party, not with FOX News. If you choose to use a Third Party Service and share information with it, the Third Party Services may use and share your data in accordance with the Third Party Service's privacy policy and your privacy settings on such Third Party Service. In addition, the third party providing the Third Party Service may use other parties to provide portions of the application or service to you, such as technology, development or payment services. FOX News is not responsible for and makes no warranties, express or implied, as to the Third Party Services or the providers of such Third Party Services (including, but not limited to, the accuracy or completeness of the information provided by such Third Party Service or the privacy practices thereof). Inclusion of any Third Party Service or a link thereto on the FOX News Services does not imply approval or endorsement of the Third Party Service. FOX News is not responsible for the content or practices of any websites other than the Site, even if the website links to the Site and even if it is operated by an Affiliated Company or a company otherwise connected with the Site. By using the FOX News Services, you acknowledge and agree that FOX News is not responsible or liable to you for any content or other materials hosted and served from any website other than the Site. When you access Third Party Services, you do so at your own risk. FOX News encourages you not to provide any personally identifiable information to any Third Party Service unless you know and are comfortable with the party with whom you are interacting. If you are interested in creating hypertext links to the Site, you must contact the Legal Department at FOX News at ldepartment@foxnews.com, Subject: Request for Permission to Link to Site, before doing so. In establishing hypertext links, you must not represent in any way, expressly or by implication, that you have received the endorsement, sponsorship or support of the Site or FOX News, including its respective employees, agents, directors, officers or shareholders.

Member Disputes

You are solely responsible for your interactions with other FOX News users, providers of Third Party Services or any other parties with whom you interact on, through or in connection with the FOX News Services. FOX News reserves the right, but has no obligation, to become involved in any way with these disputes.

Privacy

Use of the FOX News Services is also governed by our Privacy Policy, which is incorporated into this Agreement by this reference.

Disclaimers

The FOX News Services are provided "AS - IS" and "as available" and FOX News does not guarantee or promise any specific results from use of the FOX News Services. FOX News expressly disclaims any warranties and conditions of any kind, whether express or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non - infringement. In particular, FOX News makes no warranty that your use of the FOX News Services will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error - free or that any information obtained by you on, through or in connection with the FOX News Services or Third Party Services (including but not limited to, through User Content or third party advertisements) will be accurate or reliable. Under no circumstances will FOX News be responsible for any loss or damage, including but not limited to, property damage, personal injury or death, resulting from use of the FOX News Services, problems or technical malfunction in connection with use of the FOX News Services, attendance at a FOX News event, any material downloaded or otherwise obtained in connection with the FOX News Services, any User Content, third party advertisement or Third Party Service posted on, through or in connection with the FOX News Services, or the conduct of any users of the FOX News Services, whether online or offline. Your use of User Content, third party advertisements, Third Party Services and the goods or services provided by any third parties is solely your responsibility and at your own risk. User Content, third party advertisements and Third Party Services do not necessarily reflect the opinions or policies of FOX News.

Limitation on Liability

IN NO EVENT WILL FOX NEWS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST PROFIT DAMAGES ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THE FOX NEWS SERVICES, EVEN IF FOX NEWS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED HEREIN, FOX NEWS' LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF THE ACTION, WILL AT ALL TIMES BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT PAID, IF ANY, BY YOU TO FOX NEWS FOR THE FOX NEWS SERVICES DURING THE TERM OF YOUR USE OF THE FOX NEWS SERVICES.

U.S. Export Controls

Software available in connection with the FOX News Services (the "Software") is further subject to United States export controls. No Software may be downloaded from the FOX News Services or otherwise exported or re - exported in violation of U.S. export laws. Downloading or using the Software is at your sole risk.

Disputes

This Agreement will be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You and FOX News agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located in New York, New York to resolve any dispute arising out of this Agreement or the FOX News Services. YOU HEREBY KNOWINGLY, VOLUNTARILY AND INTENTIONALLY WAIVE ANY RIGHT YOU MAY HAVE TO A TRIAL BY JURY IN RESPECT OF ANY LITIGATION (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY CLAIMS, COUNTERCLAIMS, CROSS - CLAIMS, OR THIRD PARTY CLAIMS) ARISING OUT OF, UNDER OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT.

Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold FOX News, its Affiliated Companies, subcontractors and other partners, and their respective officers, agents, partners and employees, harmless from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the Site or the FOX News Services, your breach of this Agreement, your violation of any rights of another or any Content that you post or otherwise submit on, through or in connection with the FOX News Services.

Unsolicited Submissions

FOX News does not knowingly accept, via the FOX News Services or otherwise, unsolicited submissions including, without limitation, submissions of books, programming ideas, blog ideas, articles, scripts, story lines, fan fiction, characters, drawings, information, suggestions, proposals, ideas or concepts. FOX News' policy is to simply delete any such submission without reading it or forwarding it to other FOX News staff or staff of its Affiliated Companies. Therefore, any similarity between an unsolicited submission and any elements in any FOX News or Affiliated Company creative work including, without limitation, a program, film, series, story, title or concept would be purely coincidental. If unsolicited submissions are sent to FOX News via the FOX News Services (including but not limited to any public forum), however, such submissions and copyright become the property of FOX News and may be used, copied, sublicensed, adapted, transmitted, distributed, publicly performed, published, displayed or deleted as FOX News sees fit. You agree that you are not entitled to any compensation, credit or notice whatsoever and that by sending an unsolicited submission you waive the right to make any claim against FOX News or Affiliated Company relating to unsolicited submissions, including, without limitation, unfair competition, breach of implied contract or breach of confidentiality.

Employment Opportunities

FOX News may, from time to time, post FOX News employment opportunities on the FOX News Services and/or invite users to submit resumes to it. If you choose to submit your name, contact information, resume and/or other personal information to FOX News in response to employment listings, you are authorizing FOX News to utilize this information for all lawful and legitimate hiring and employment purposes. FOX News also reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to forward the information you submit to its Affiliated Companies for legitimate business purposes. Nothing in this Agreement or contained in the FOX News Services will constitute a promise by FOX News to contact, interview, hire or employ any individual who submits information to it, nor will anything in this Agreement or contained in the FOX News Services constitute a promise that FOX News will review any or all of the information submitted to it by users of the FOX News Services.

Trademarks

The failure of FOX News to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement will not operate as a waiver of such right or provision. The Section titles in this Agreement are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. FOX News, The Fox Nation, the FOX News logo, and the FOX News Channel logo are trademarks of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation; Fox Business Network, the Fox Business Network logo, Real American Stories, the Real American Stories logo, "FAIR", "FAIR AND BALANCED", "WE REPORT.YOU DECIDE.", "THE MOST POWERFUL NAME IN NEWS" and the "Fair & Balanced" logo are trademarks of Fox News Network, L.L.C., and all other trademarks, service marks and trade names used in the Site are the property of their respective owners, and all of the above and below trademarks may not be copied, downloaded or otherwise exploited without the prior written permission of FOX News or the owner of such trademark, service mark or trade name, except as explicitly permitted in this Agreement.

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This Agreement operates to the fullest extent permissible by law. If any provision of this Agreement is unlawful, void or unenforceable, that provision is deemed severable from this Agreement and does not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

Please contact us at: ldepartment@foxnews.com , Subject: Question Regarding Terms of Use with any questions regarding this Agreement.

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