Privacy Policy / Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

Use of material appearing on the The Whole Story Site

You acknowledge that, as between The Whole Story and you, except for user content and advertisements (as discussed below), The Whole Story is the sole owner of all content on the The Whole Story Site, including, without limitation, all applicable copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets, trade names, logos, and other intellectual property rights thereto, as well as text, images, graphics, logos, audio, video and other material appearing on the The Whole Story Site.

Reproduction and distribution of any The Whole Story photos, articles, stories or general content is acceptable only if you agree that we do not share or endorse the views or usage(s) that you intend. We are very lenient and do not expect financial benefits from those wishing to utilise our content, but should you want to use something on a commercial scale; we’d be very happy if you emailed us and let us know.

You may download and print extracts from the The Whole Story Content for your own personal, provided you maintain and abide by any author attribution, copyright or trademark notice or restriction in any material that you download or print.

For all other inquiries about distribution or reproduction of the materials, please contact us.

 

Content Advisory

www.thewholestory.news is hosted and served from within the Kingdom of the Netherlands and, as such, abides by the laws and terms governed for entities operating or hosting content in the Netherlands. (See below for laws, guidelines and papers published by the Dutch government regarding this matter)

The Whole Story believes in the use of uncensored images and content. Any content found on the site – whether visual or written – may contain (but is not limited to) the following: Nudity (consenting adults only – permitted when relevant to article), gore, coarse language, footage of war casualties, footage or images of violent content and subject matter correlated with death.

We would like to affirm that we do not use adult content on The Whole Story as a way to gain readers, and any content that is to be uploaded by an author which may feature adult content is reviewed by the site’s founder before being published.

We have a zero tolerance policy towards content that exploits children. This includes any content that is sexually suggestive or emboldens sexual attraction to minors.

The Whole Story appreciates and supports the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the necessities of online freedom of expression.

 

Further reading:

Netherlands for Greater Protection for Freedom of Expression

Minister Uri Rosenthal’s Urge for the EU to Respect Freedom of Speech Online (PDF)

The Netherlands action plan for Human Rights Defenders (PDF)

Freedom of Expression and Internet Freedom

Disclaimer of liability

To the extent permitted at law, we do not accept any responsibility for any statement published in any means by The Whole Story. Nothing in the content is provided for any specific purpose or at the request of any particular person. For the avoidance of confusion, we will not be liable for any loss caused as a result of your doing, or not doing, anything as a result of viewing, reading or listening to the The Whole Story content or any part of it. You can access other sites via links from the The Whole Story Site. These sites are not under our control and we are not responsible in any way for any of their contents.

We give no warranties of any kind concerning the The Whole Story Site or any The Whole Story Content. In particular, we do not warrant that the The Whole Story Site or any of its contents is virus free. We try and keep our servers secure and clean from any harmful code, but under law, we have to be careful and state that you must take your own precautions in this respect as we accept no responsibility for any infection by virus or other contamination or by anything which has destructive properties.

Although we will do our best to provide constant, uninterrupted access to the The Whole Story Site, we do not guarantee this. We accept no responsibility or liability for any interruption or delay.

We make our server uptime and response data publicly available at all times: http://uptime.statuscake.com/?TestID=bBCR1WopkY

Third party advertising on the The Whole Story Site(s)

This website’s income is made up purely from banner advertisements and text links. We do not accept money for biasedness or paid submissions.

You will see advertising material submitted by third parties on the The Whole Story Site. Each individual advertiser is solely responsible for the content of its advertising material. We accept no responsibility for the content of advertising material, including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein.

If you want to advertise on the The Whole Story Site, please email the team at advertising@thewholestory.news and they will happily discuss your options. Furthermore, you may contact them with any issues, concerns or complaints regarding the advertising shown on any The Whole Story site.

Ads appearing on our site may be delivered to Users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile non personal identification information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This privacy policy does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Google AdSense

Some of the ads may be served by Google. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to Users based on their visit to our Site and other sites on the Internet. DART uses “non-personally identifiable information” and does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, etc. You may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html

 

Changes to these terms and conditions of use

Please note that we may change these terms and conditions from time to time at our sole discretion and we reserve the right to do without your consent. Any revised terms and conditions will be applicable at the time of posting on the The Whole Story Site. Please ensure that you review these terms and conditions regularly as you will be deemed to have accepted a variation if you continue to use the The Whole Story Site after it has been posted. ALL changes are documented at the end of the Terms and Conditions page by date.

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless The Whole Story, its parents, subsidiaries, and affiliates, and each of their respective officers, directors, and employees from any and all claims, liabilities, costs, and expenses, including, but not limited to, attorneys’ fees and expenses, arising out a breach by you or any user of your account of these terms and conditions or privacy policy or arising out of a breach of your obligations, representation and warranties under these terms and conditions.

No waiver

Our failure to insist upon or enforce any provision of these terms of service shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right of The Whole Story.

Additional disclaimers

Visitors to the The Whole Story Site agree that their use of the The Whole Story Site is at their own sole risk. The The Whole Story Site is provided “as is” and “as available,” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied including but not limited to: (i) any warranties concerning the availability, accuracy, appropriateness, reliability, timeliness, or usefulness of the content of the The Whole Story Site; and (ii) any warranties of title, warranty of non-infringement, or warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. The Whole Story also makes no representations and warranties as to any linked sites and The Whole Story has no liability or responsibility with respect to your use of such sites. In some instances, content made available on the The Whole Story Site may represent the opinions and judgments of providers or users, such as user content. The Whole Story and its affiliates do not endorse nor shall they be responsible or liable for the accuracy or reliability of any statement made on the The Whole Story Site by anyone other than authorised The Whole Story employees acting in such capacity.
This disclaimer of liability applies to any damages or injuries caused by the The Whole Story Site, including, without limitation, those damages or injuries occurring as a result of: (i) any error, omission, deletion, or defect in the content available on the The Whole Story Site; or (ii) any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communication line failure, theft or destruction of records, information or data, unauthorised access to, alteration of, or use of records, information or data, whether for breach of contract, tort, negligence, defamation, or any other cause of action. The Whole Story does not warrant or guarantee that access to the The Whole Story Site will be uninterrupted or error-free.
Applicable law may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusion may not apply to you.

Limitation of liability

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, IN NO EVENT WILL THE WHOLE STORY OR ITS AFFILIATES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, BE LIABLE TO ANY PARTY FOR: (i) ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF BUSINESS AND OTHER PROFITS, LOSS OF PROGRAMS, COST OF REPLACING EQUIPMENT OR SOFTWARE OR LOSS OF RECORDS, INFORMATION OR DATA), OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE AVAILABILITY, USE, RELIANCE ON, OR INABILITY TO USE THE THE WHOLE STORY SITE, EVEN IF THE WHOLE STORY SHALL HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES; OR (ii) ANY CLAIM ATTRIBUTABLE TO ERRORS, OMISSIONS, OR OTHER INACCURACIES IN THE THE WHOLE STORY SITE. BECAUSE SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, IN SUCH STATES OR JURISDICTIONS, THE WHOLE STORY’S LIABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW (THEREBY MINIMISING THE WHOLE STORY’S LIABILITY TO YOU TO THE LOWEST AMOUNT THAT APPLICABLE LAW PERMITS).

 

 

 

ADDITIONAL TERMS OF USE FOR USERS IN THE UNITED STATES ONLY

Additional restrictions on user content

In addition to the terms in Section above, you agree not to use the The Whole Story Site to upload, post, e-mail, or otherwise transmit any content that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or regulation or under any contractual or fiduciary relationship (such as insider information, intellectual, proprietary or confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements and to intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national, or international law, including, but not limited to, regulations promulgated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, any rules of any national or other securities exchange, including, without limitation, the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange, or the NASDAQ, and any rules, regulations, orders, directives and the like having the force of law).

  1. DMCA compliance

If you are a US copyright owner or an agent of a US copyright owner and believe that any user content or other content on the The Whole Story Site infringes upon your copyrights, you may submit a notification pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(3), the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) by providing our designated copyright agent with the following information in writing:

– Identification of the copyrighted work or works claimed to have been infringed;
– Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;
– Your contact information including name an address, telephone number, and, if available, an email address;
– A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorised by the owner of the work, its agent, or the law;
– A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorised to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; and
– Your physical or electronic signature

A designated copyright agent from The Whole Story will only consider requests if they are sent to DMCA@Thewholestory.news. Only DMCA notices should go to the designated copyright agent. You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the requirements of this section, your DMCA notice may not be valid.

Governing law & jurisdiction

If you have accessed the The Whole Story Site from the US, this agreement is governed by the governed by the laws of the United States of America and the laws of the State of New York. You agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any claim or dispute with The Whole Story or relating in any way to your use of the The Whole Story Site resides in the courts of the County of New York, State of New York, and you further agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in the courts of the County of New York, State of New York, in connection with any such dispute and including any claim involving The Whole Story or its affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, contractors, officers, directors, telecommunication providers and content providers. You agree that any cause of action or claim that you may have with respect to your use of the The Whole Story Site must be commenced within one year after the act or omission giving rise to the claim or cause of action arose.

 

– Last updated 31 Jan 2017 (initiated)