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Subscriber Agreement

1. GENERAL RULES AND DEFINITIONS

1.1 This Subscriber Agreement, which includes the Operating Rules set forth herein constitutes Subscriber's Agreement with THE NEW YORK TIMES ON THE WEB ("NYT WEB"), an Internet service of The New York Times Electronic Media Company ("NYTEMC"), with respect to Subscriber's use of the NYT WEB service (the "Service"). Subscriber must agree to abide by all of the terms and conditions contained in the Subscriber Agreement in order to become or remain an authorized Subscriber of the Service.

1.2 Use of the service by Subscriber constitutes Subscriber's agreement with the terms and conditions of this Subscriber Agreement. NYT WEB reserves the right, at its discretion, to change, modify, add or remove portions of this Subscriber Agreement at any time. Notification of changes in service will be posted on the Service, or sent via e-mail, or postal mail.

1.3 IF THESE OPERATING RULES OR ANY FUTURE CHANGES ARE UNACCEPTABLE TO SUBSCRIBER, OR CAUSE SUBSCRIBER TO NO LONGER BE IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE SUBSCRIBER AGREEMENT, SUBSCRIBER MAY CANCEL SUBSCRIPTION BY SENDING E-MAIL TO cancel@nytimes.com (SEE SECTION 10 REGARDING TERMINATION OF SERVICE). SUBSCRIBER'S CONTINUED USE OF THE SERVICE NOW, OR FOLLOWING THE POSTING OF NOTICE OF ANY CHANGES IN THESE OPERATING RULES, WILL CONSTITUTE A BINDING ACCEPTANCE BY SUBSCRIBER OF SUCH RULES, CHANGES, OR MODIFICATIONS.

1.4 NYT WEB may change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the Service at any time, including the availability of any Service feature, database, or content. NYT WEB may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict Subscriber access to parts or all of the Service without notice or liability.

2. NYTEMC CONTENT AND SUBSCRIBER SUBMISSIONS

2.1 The contents of the NYT WEB Internet service are intended for the personal, noncommercial use of its registered Subscribers. All materials published on NYT WEB (including, but not limited to news articles, photographs, images, illustrations, audio clips and video clips, also known as "The Content") are protected by copyright, and owned or controlled by The New York Times Company, NYTEMC, NYT WEB, or the party credited as the provider of the content, software, or other materials. Subscriber shall abide by all additional copyright notices, information, or restrictions contained in any Content accessed through the Service.

2.2 The Service is protected by copyright as a collective work and/or compilation, pursuant to U.S. copyright laws, international conventions, and other copyright laws. Subscriber may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce (except as provided in this section of the Subscriber Agreement), create derivative works from, distribute, perform, display, or in any way exploit, any of the Content, software, materials, or Service in whole or in part.

2.3 Subscriber may download or copy the Content and other downloadable items displayed on this Service for personal use only, provided that Subscriber maintains all copyright and other notices contained in such Content. Subscriber shall not store any significant portion of any Content owned by, or licensed to NYTEMC, in any form. Copying or storing of any Content for other than personal, noncommercial use is expressly prohibited without the prior written permission from The New York Times Rights and Permissions Department, or the copyright holder identified in the individual Content's copyright notice.

3. FORUMS AND DISCUSSIONS

3.1 Subscriber shall not upload to, or distribute or otherwise publish through, the Service any Content which is libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, or otherwise violates any law.

3.2 The Forums shall be used only in a noncommercial manner. Subscriber shall not, without the express approval of NYTEMC, distribute or otherwise publish any material containing any solicitation of funds, advertising or solicitation for goods or services.

3.3 While NYTEMC does not and cannot review every message posted by Subscribers in the Forums and is not responsible for any content of these messages, NYTEMC reserves the right to delete, move, or edit messages that it, in its sole discretion, deems abusive, defamatory, obscene, in violation of copyright or trademark laws, or otherwise unacceptable. Subscribers shall remain solely responsible for the content of their messages.

3.4 Subscriber acknowledges that any submissions (e.g. Letter to the Editor, Review or Commentary) may be edited, removed, modified, published, transmitted, and displayed by NYTEMC. In addition, Subscriber warrants that all moral rights in any uploaded materials have been waived.

4. ACCESS AND AVAILABILITY OF SERVICE AND LINKS

4.1 NYT WEB contains links to other related World Wide Web Internet sites, resources, and sponsors of NYT WEB. Since NYTEMC is not responsible for the availability of these outside resources, or their contents Subscriber should direct any concerns regarding any external link to its site administrator or Webmaster.

5. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES

5.1 Subscriber represents, warrants, and covenants (a) that no materials of any kind submitted through Subscriber's account will (i) violate, plagiarize, or infringe upon the rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy or other personal or proprietary rights; or (ii) contain libelous or otherwise unlawful material; and (b) that Subscriber is at least eighteen years old. Subscriber hereby indemnifies, defends and holds NYTEMC and NYT WEB, and all officers, directors, owners, agents, information providers, affiliates, licensors and licensees (collectively, the "Indemnified Parties") harmless from and against any and all liability and costs incurred by the Indemnified Parties in connection with any claim arising out of any breach by Subscriber or any User of Subscriber's account of the Subscriber Agreement or the foregoing representations, warranties and covenants, including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys' fees. Subscriber shall cooperate as fully as reasonably required in the defense of any claim. NYTEMC reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by Subscriber.

5.2 Neither NYTEMC nor NYT WEB represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement, or other information displayed, uploaded, or distributed through the service by any User, information provider or any other person or entity. Subscriber acknowledges that any reliance upon any such opinion, advice, statement, memorandum, or information shall be at Subscriber's sole risk. NYTEMC reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to correct any errors or omissions in any portion of the Service.

The Service and all downloadable software are distributed on an "as is" basis without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, warranties of title or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Subscriber hereby acknowledges that use of the Service is at Subscriber's sole risk.

6. REGISTRATION AND SECURITY

6.1 As part of the registration process, Subscriber will select a password and Subscriber name ("NYT WEB ID"). Subscriber shall provide NYT WEB with accurate, complete, and updated registration information. Failure to do so shall constitute a breach of this Agreement, which may result in immediate termination of Subscriber's account. Subscriber may not (i) select or use a screen name of another person with the intent to impersonate that person; (ii) use a name subject to the Rights of any person other than Subscriber without authorization; or (iii) use a screen name that NYTEMC, in its sole discretion, deems offensive.

6.2 (a) Subscriber shall notify Help@nytimes.com of any known or suspected unauthorized use(s) of Subscriber's account, or any known or suspected breach of security, including loss, theft, or unauthorized disclosure of Subscriber's password or credit card information. (b) Subscriber shall be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of Subscriber's password. Subscriber will never be required to reveal Subscriber's password to any representative or agent of NYTEMC, its owners or agents.

6.3 Subscriber must be 18 years or older to subscribe to the Service; however, persons of all ages may use it. As such, Subscriber may share Subscriber's NYT WEB ID and password with others in accordance with paragraph 6.4 below.

6.4 Each Subscriber is responsible for all usage or activity on NYT WEB account, including use of the account by any third party authorized by Subscriber to use Subscriber's NYT WEB ID and password. Any fraudulent, abusive, or otherwise illegal activity may be grounds for termination of Subscriber's account, at NYTEMC's sole discretion, and Subscriber may be referred to appropriate law enforcement agencies.

7. FEES AND PAYMENTS

7.1 NYTEMC reserves the right at any time to charge fees for access to portions of the service or the service as a whole. In the event that NYTEMC so elects, it shall post notice in the Service Information area. Subscriber shall pay all fees and charges incurred through Subscriber's account at the rates in effect for the billing period in which such fees and charges are incurred, including, but not limited to charges for any products or services offered for sale through the Service by NYTEMC or by any other vendor or service provider. All fees and charges shall be billed to and paid for by Subscriber. Subscriber shall pay all applicable taxes relating to use of the Service through Subscriber's account. Subscriber's right to use the Service is subject to any limits established by NYTEMC in its sole discretion.

8. COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN NYTEMC AND SUBSCRIBERS

8.1 Unless Subscriber indicates on the Subscriber Registration document that Subscriber does not want to receive such information, NYTEMC, its owners and assigns, reserves the right to disclose certain limited Subscriber information (e.g., Subscriber's name, mailing address) to third party vendors for the purpose of providing Subscriber with information about products and services.

8.2 NYTEMC reserves the right to send electronic mail to any and all Subscribers, to for the purpose of informing them of changes or additions to the Service, or of any NYTEMC related products and services.

8.3 NYTEMC reserves the right to disclose information about Subscriber usage and demographics in forms that do not reveal Subscribers' personal identities.

9. SOFTWARE LICENSES

9.1 Subscriber shall have no rights to the proprietary software and related documentation, or any enhancements or modifications thereto, provided to Subscriber to access the Service ("Access Software"). Subscriber may not sublicense, assign or transfer any licenses granted by NYTEMC, and any attempt at such sublicense, assignment or transfer is void. Subscriber may copy such software for archival purposes only. Subscriber may not copy, distribute, modify, reverse engineer, or create derivative works from Access Software.

10 TERMINATION

10.1 Subscriber may terminate Subscriber's account at any time by sending email to cancel@nytimes.com. Upon termination, Subscriber will receive an automated confirmation via e-mail that the request was received, and Subscriber's access will be suspended within 24 hours. Subscriber is responsible for all charges incurred up to the time the account is deactivated.

10.2 NYTEMC may, in its sole discretion, terminate or suspend Subscriber's access to all or part of the Service for any reason, including, without limitation, breach of the Subscriber Agreement, or assignment of the Subscriber Agreement by Subscriber.

11. MISCELLANEOUS

11.1 This Subscriber Agreement has been made in and shall be construed and enforced in accordance with New York law. Any action to enforce this agreement shall be brought in the federal or state courts located in New York City.

11.2 Official correspondence must be sent via postal mail to:

New York Times Electronic Media Company
Attn: Customer Service
1120 Avenue of the Americas, Sixth Floor
New York, NY 10036

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