Terms & Conditions

Published date26 May 2023
Publication titleIrish Times: Web Edition Articles (Dublin, Ireland)
This page states the terms and conditions that govern your access to, and use of the irishtimes.com website and other digital products and services offered by The Irish Times DAC (hereafter referred to as "The Irish Times", "us" or "we") such other products and services including but not being limited to mobile applications and RSS feeds

In these terms and conditions, "The Irish Times Site" or "the Site" refers collectively to all digital products and services offered by The Irish Times, including any mobile applications regardless of how you choose to access them.

In accessing the Site, you (hereafter referred to as "you" or "the User") agree to abide by the Terms of Service (hereafter referred to as "TOS") set out on this page.

Use of particular services offered by The Irish Times Site may be subject to additional terms and conditions, which are outlined at the end of the TOS. These services ("the Services") can be divided into Paid Subscription Services (as identified below and defined in Clause 26) and other services for which you may be required to register. The current list of the Services is as follows:

Paid Subscription Services

* Digital Subscription (Premium and Standard Digital)

* In App Digital Subscription (Premium and Standard Digital)

* Kindle edition

* SMS news services

* Newspaper Delivery Service

* Top 1000

Other Services (registration may be required):

* News Digest/Email Newsletters

* News Alert

* The Irish Times Shop

* The Irish Times User Comment Community

* Fantasy Leagues/Games

* Family Notices

* Reader Offers

Mobile Applications and Mobile Push Services

Please note that only subscription to the Paid Subscription Services entitles you to access those services. Registration for any of the other services does not entitle you to access the Paid Subscription Services. You may be required to register separately for some of the services, even if you have already registered for others.

If you are using the services in the course of your business, trade or profession ("the Commercial User"), you are subject to the additional terms and conditions provided in Clause 27.

2. Acknowledgement and Acceptance of Terms of Service

The Irish Times provides both free and subscription products and services via irishtimes.com and through its mobile applications. In accessing the Site and the mobile applications, you acknowledge and agree to the terms and conditions of the TOS and any operating rules or policies that may be published from time to time by The Irish Times. The TOS, together with any copyright notice published by The Irish Times on the Site, comprise the entire agreement between the User and The Irish Times and supersede all prior agreements between the parties. You may also be subject to additional terms and conditions by agreement with The Irish Times or when you use affiliate or third party services.

3. Access to the Site

To access the Site, the User must do the following:

(i) Provide all equipment necessary to establish a connection to the Site;

(ii) Provide for the User's own access to the Site and pay any connection and service fees associated with such access;

(iii) Pay the Services fees where applicable as determined by The Irish Times.

4. Modifications of Terms of Service

The Irish Times reserves the right to modify the terms and conditions of the TOS at any time, at its sole discretion and without notice to you. It is the responsibility of the User to regularly review the TOS for modifications. By continuing to use the Site, the User agrees to be bound by the amended TOS.

5. Personal Information

Some Services may require the User to supply certain personal information. In consideration for the use of the Services, the User agrees to do the following:

(i) Provide true, current, complete and accurate information about the User as prompted to do so by the Services;

(ii) Maintain and promptly update this information as required to keep it true, current, complete and accurate.

If the User provides any information that is untrue, not current, incomplete or inaccurate, or if we have reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, not current, incomplete or inaccurate, we have the right to suspend or terminate the User's use of the Services. All information requested on original sign up and/or subscription shall hereafter be referred to as "Registration Information". This Registration Information will be retained by The Irish Times, and any of our co-branding partners if applicable, for no longer than is necessary to provide the Services to the User and for any other purpose to which you have consented.

Unless the User has agreed to the use of the Registration Information for direct marketing purposes by The Irish Times, our co-branding partners or selected third parties, we agree to use the Registration Information only for the purpose of supplying the Services to the User and any other purpose to which you have consented. Users can unsubscribe from any of our email communications at any time by clicking on the 'Unsubscribe' link that appears in the footer of all our email communications. The Irish Times does not make any representation or warranty with respect to the content of any direct marketing messages or any goods or services that may be obtained from such third parties, and the User agrees that The Irish Times shall not have any liability with respect thereof.

We reserve the right to disclose the Registration Information if required to do so by law, or if we believe in good faith that any such disclosure is reasonably necessary for the administration of justice; to enforce the TOS; to respond to any complaint received regarding the rights of third parties; or to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of The Irish Times, Site users and the public.

6. User Account, Password and Security

The User is entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the User's passwords and accounts, and for any and all activities that occur under the User's accounts or passwords. The User agrees to immediately notify The Irish Times of any unauthorised use of the User's accounts or passwords, or any other breaches of security known to the User. We will not be liable for any loss that the User may incur as a result of someone else using or accessing the User's passwords or accounts, either with or without the User's knowledge. However, the User may be held liable for losses incurred by The Irish Times or any other party as a result of someone else using or accessing the User's passwords or accounts. The User will not use anyone else's accounts at any time without the permission of the account holder. The User may change his/her passwords or profile by following the instructions on the Site.

7. Privacy Policy

The User may view the privacy policy at the bottom of this page, or by visiting http://www.irishtimes.com/policy-and-terms/privacy-policy.

8. Information Required by Law

The Irish Times is required by law to provide the User with the following information:

(i) irishtimes.com is a website address of The Irish Times DAC. The Irish Times can be contacted through this website or at The Irish Times DAC, The Irish Times Building, PO Box 74, 24-28 Tara Street, Dublin 2, D02 CX89 or by email at digitalsubscriptions@irishtimes.com.

(ii) The VAT number of The Irish Times DAC is IE8L40281T.

(iii) Written confirmation of subscription to any of the Paid Subscription Services shall be provided to the User via the email address supplied during subscription. The User has the right to cancel this contract within 14 days without giving any reason. The cancellation period will expire 14 days from the day of the conclusion of the contract. To exercise the right to cancel, you must inform us of your decision to cancel this contract by an unequivocal statement (e.g. a letter sent by post, fax or email). You may use the attached cancellation form but this is not obligatory. To meet the cancellation deadline, it is sufficient for you to send your communication concerning your exercise of the right to cancel before the cancellation period has expired. If you cancel this contract we will reimburse you all payments received from you without undue delay and in any event not later than 14 days from the day on which we are informed about your decision to cancel this contract. We will carry out such reimbursement using the same means of payment as you used for the initial transaction, unless you have expressly agreed otherwise; in any event, you will not incur any fees as a result of such a reimbursement.

9. Notice

All notices issued by or on behalf of The Irish Times shall be in writing and shall be made via online announcements, email or conventional mail.

10. Proprietary Rights to Content

(a) Content other than User Content

The User acknowledges that content, including but not limited to text, software, music, sound, photographs, video, graphics or other material (the "Content") – contained in either sponsor advertisements or Internet-distributed, commercially produced information presented to the User by the Site, the Site's advertisers or other Site Users – may be protected by copyrights, trademarks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws. Unless otherwise expressly authorised in writing by The Irish Times, the User is only granted a limited personal licence for his/her own personal, non-commercial use of the Site and Services to download the Content to a single personal computer or to make a printout in respect of a single copy of the Content for personal reference. All copyright and other proprietary notices in the materials must be left intact. The User may not copy, reproduce, distribute or create derivative works from the Content without expressly being authorised to do so by the relevant copyright owner.

(b) Content submitted by the User

If the User submits content (hereafter referred to as "User Content") to The Irish Times, the User agrees and warrants that he/she created the...

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