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TERMS OF USE

We welcome readers and visitors to our terms and conditions for use of Prothom Alo and its associated websites, its contents, services and applications. Individual may access the content in several ways using multiple channels including but not limited to the World Wide Web via [www.prothom-alo.com], digital & social platforms, SMS and RSS feeds using multiple devices including but not limited to computers, mobile phones and PDAs. By using our content and services, that is , by reading or using any content, picture or information whatsoever, reader/visitor accept our “Terms and Conditions” of use including  Prothom Alo's Privacy Policy. If anyone has any objection or reservation to any clause in this “Terms and Conditions” of use or the Privacy Policy, she or he may raise the issue with Prothom Alo by sending an email at: [info@prothomalo.com]. However, Prothom Alo reserves all right to reject or accept any such objection or reservation. All users of Prothom Alo are required to abide by this “Terms and Conditions” of use. Failure to comply with the terms may lead to, among others, suspension of account or prohibition from access to the website. By entering the website of Prothom Alo and using the application of Prothom Alo, visitors/readers are deemed to have received services from Prothom Alo. These services include text, audio, video, images, software etc.

Intellectual Property Rights

Prothom Alo’s content, logos, copyright, trademarks, patents, images, text, graphics, logos, domain names, audio, video and other related intellectual property rights or other features of Prothom Alo brand and name belong to Prothom Alo or to its licensors. Users cannot claim any rights in and/or our licensor’s intellectual property whether for commercial or non-commercial use. Users are also prevented from making any derivative work from the content of Prothom Alo. Infringement of copyright or any other intellectual property of Prothom Alo may be sent at: [info@prothomalo.com].

Your use of our services

Site visitors/readers are required to use Prothom Alo services only for lawful means and for read-only purpose. The audio and visual elements of the website or application can only be listened and viewed and nothing beyond. Prothom Alo encourage its readers to share its content(s) in their social media profile, groups and related communities. However, the contents of our services must not be shared with anyone or with any other digital platforms with any modification or alteration. Visitors/readers are prohibited from hacking the website, or trying to get around our content security setup.

The users must use the services only for non-commercial purpose, regardless of whether the person or entity is a commercial entity or not. We grant our users only a license to access and use our services and intellectual property rights subject to the following usage restrictions: users may use available services for personal, private and non-commercial purposes only, the users must not exploit, sell or use any content appearing on our services for any kind of commercial purposes (this does not apply to any user content posted by  an individual and in which a visitor/user retains ownership rights), the users must not use provocative or offensive language, pictures or comments targeting the contents of Prothom Alo.

Taking down contents

Prothom Alo can take down contents at any time at its sole discretion from its website or application. Visitors/readers cannot refuse to remove content, games or apps from their respective devices if asked by Prothom Alo. This might happen when Prothom Alo or its services are taken down.

Unauthorized and prohibited activities

The user is specifically required not to associate Prothom Alo with any political party, racism, sexism or otherwise damage its reputation. The user is also prohibited from defaming Prothom Alo or defaming any other person or entity, or commenting on any court proceedings that may amount to a contempt of court. Harassing, bullying or upsetting the people or any other user is strongly prohibited. The user must not post or upload any image or comment which is offensive or obscure or immoral. Personal attack by way of comment or image is likewise prohibited.

Protection of Users Device

Visitors/readers are required to take their own precautions and protections in this respect as Prothom Alo does not accept any responsibility for any attacks by virus or malware or any other contamination or by anything which has destructive properties. Prothom Alo strictly does not hold any responsibility for infection of virus or contamination of your machine or device through your access to any third-party contents. Third party contents may include, but is not limited to google ads. Any content which is not generated by Prothom Alo itself is a third-party content, regardless of whether the content appears on the website of Prothom Alo or not.

Prohibition on sharing mark, contents, images, etc.

Prothom Alo prohibits the users from sharing marks, contents or images for whatever purpose, be it commercial or not. When a sharing of contents, images or marks are permitted or authorized, then such sharing must be done by attributing the credit and name to Prothom Alo in such manner that the attribution is clearly visible when the image or content is generated by Prothom Alo. All users are prohibited from taking credit from the contents or images shared, published or generated by Prothom Alo.

Redirecting to other Websites

Prothom Alo will not accept any kind of liability if the user is redirected to any other website including unwanted websites from the Prothom Alo.

Third Party Contents

Prothom Alo does not bear any responsibility or liability whatsoever for any third-party contents. Third party contents include such contents which are not generated or produced by Prothom Alo. It includes contents, images and texts which are uploaded or displayed by Prothom Alo but which are created or generated or produced by someone or entity other than Prothom Alo.

Privacy Policy

The entire Privacy Policy of Prothom Alo is an integral part of the Terms of Use. All clauses in the Privacy Policy are hereby incorporated by reference, except for the clauses which are similar or have same meaning.

Advertisement

The advertisements included in the Prothom Alo website and mobile apps, are by third-party companies, which may collect information about users for which Prothom Alo shall bear no responsibility that may arise as a result of collecting and/or sharing the information’s with any other party.
Prothom Alo shall not accept any liability that may arise as a result of any content of any advertisement that may appear on the Prothom Alo website.

Modification of Terms of Use

Prothom Alo reserves the right to amend, modify, alter, or omit any terms in the Terms of Use at any time but the changed policy shall be immediately uploaded or updated in the website. By continuing to use our services after any changes are made, you accept those changes and will be bound by them. We encourage visitors/readers to periodically check back and review this policy to always know what information we collect, how we use it, and with whom we share it.

Use of Cookies

Prothom Alo does not collect any user data based on cookies, neither does it store any sort of user information that maybe personal to the user. If a Third Party associated with the Prothom Alo website collects user cookies upon your visit to the Prothom Alo website, Prothom Alo does not control the use of these cookies. Therefore, visitors/users should check the relevant third-party website.

When users register with Prothom Alo, personal identity information is collected for authentication. The information Prothom Alo collects, is not shared with any third party. However, Prothom Alo may use the information to send messages, information from Prothom Alo or any of its associated companies.  

Communication by Prothom Alo

From time to time, Prothom Alo may contact its users via e-mail, phone or SMS for invitation for participation in events, campaigns/competitions, feedback and surveys etc.  organized by Prothom Alo.

User Generated Content

Users of Prothom Alo may submit post and/or upload content (including comments and pictures). In posting content, users confirm that they are the owner or have consent from the owner to post the content and that the content is not obscene, harassing, deceptive, threatening, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, offensive, fraudulent, defamatory of any person or illegal.

Prothom Alo does not endorse any user generated content nor does it guarantee the accuracy or authority of any user generated content.

Furthermore, while using the Prothom Alo website visitors/readers agree not to (i) post content which is deliberately intended to upset or harm other users; (ii) use the Prothom Alo website to post or otherwise transmit content that victimizes, harasses, degrades, or intimidates an individual or group of individuals on the basis of any impermissible classification, including, without limitation, religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, age, marital status, military status or disability; (iii) post or otherwise transmit any content that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files, or programs designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of the Prothom Alo website or any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; (iv) upload or otherwise transmit any content, or take any other actions with respect to use of the Prothom Alo website, that would constitute, or would otherwise encourage, criminal conduct or give rise to civil liability.

Prothom Alo reserves the right to remove any user's content, suspend or discontinue one’s opportunity to submit post and/or upload content, at any time and for any reason at its sole discretion without any notice and without further recourse to users.

Prothom Alo usually filters the content of the website and in the event that any offensive, unpleasant or distasteful comment and/or picture is published regardless of the filtration process Prothom Alo shall not accept any liability arising out of it.

In the event that users post any comment that may be regarded offensive, degrading, inappropriate or objectionable by any reasonable person or Prothom Alo, Prothom Alo may use personal information of the concerned to prevent such behavior.

Accessing the website from outside Bangladesh

All personal information submitted by users outside Bangladesh will be processed in accordance with these Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Disclaimer

Prothom Alo aims to provide its users with the best service. However, it does not and cannot promise that all the information provided within its service including multimedia content like images/videos will always be accurate. The contents provided by Prothom Alo are for information purposes only and does not constitute advice. All Prothom Alo’s services are provided without any warranties or guarantees.

Posting and Viewing Contents

Visitors/readers acknowledge and agree that when they post content on Prothom Alo website or view content provided by others, they are doing so at their own discretion and risk, including any reliance they place on the accuracy, completeness, of that content.

Some of the information provided by Prothom Alo is supplied by Third Parties. Prothom Alo has no control over third party content and Prothom Alo is unable to guarantee the accuracy of such third-party content. Before relying on any information, whether it is from us or from any third party partner, Prothom Alo advises you to verify the accuracy of such information.

Interruption, cross-connection or unavailability of website or application

Whilst Prothom Alo will do its best to ensure that its service is fully operational at all times, it is not responsible for and shall not be liable to users for any problems or temporary interruptions in using our services arising from factors outside of its control (e.g. technical problems from traffic congestion on the internet) or for any problems arising from participating in or from downloading third party content. To the extent permissible by law, Prothom Alo is not responsible for any loss or damage resulting from use of its services or from any content posted in its website.

Governing Law

The laws that govern Terms of Use of Prothom Alo and its relationship with the user is the laws of Bangladesh and any dispute regarding the use, retention, disclosure, leakage or dissemination of the information or date can only be raised in arbitration in accordance with the Arbitration Act, 2001. The place of arbitration shall be Dhaka, Bangladesh and the arbitral tribunal shall consist of three members. The courts of Bangladesh shall have exclusive jurisdiction on this matter. The entire Terms of Use shall apply to all who enters the website, receives service or uses application from Prothom Alo regardless of their nationality, location, residence or place of business.

Opt - out

If, at any time, the users prefer not to receive email containing marketing information from us, then the user can simply follow the unsubscribe options at the bottom of each email.

If the users no longer wish to have a registered account, the user may terminate the account by sending an email to the following address: [info@prothomalo.com]

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