Argosy Website – Conditions of Use
Argosy is committed to protecting consumer privacy online. We believe that greater protection of personal privacy on the Web will not only protect consumers, but also increase consumer confidence and ultimately their participation in online activities. At Argosy, we intend to give you as much control as possible over your personal information.
The purpose of our policy is to inform you about the types of information we gather about you when you visit our site, how we may use that information, whether we disclose it to anyone, and the choices you have regarding our use of, and your ability to correct, the information.
1.1. Information that we collect
We may request that you voluntarily supply us with personal information, including your e-mail address, postal address, telephone number, credit card number (only if you choose to purchase a product online), for purposes such as correspondence, making a purchase, or participating in online contests or debates. If you choose to give us personal information via the Internet that we may need – to correspond with you, process an order or provide you with a subscription, for example – it is our intent to let you know how we will use such information.
1.2 Use of user information
We may perform statistical analyses of aggregate user behaviour. This allows us to measure relative consumer interest in the various areas of our Web site for product development purposes. Any information we collect is used for our own internal purposes to improve the content of the Web site, to enhance users’ experiences when visiting our site, to customise the content and/or layout of our pages, and to provide the services required by an individual user. We do not use personal identifying information for any reason that is not disclosed either in this Policy or at the time the information is requested. We never send e-mail to you unless you request a particular service, or consent to being contacted by e-mail. There are instances where you will have the opportunity to subscribe to an e-mail list that will send information about the site or our advertisers to your e-mail address, but this will be done only with your permission and consent.
1.3 Disclosure to third parties
We do not share personal identifying information with any third party. Please be aware that when you voluntarily disclose personal information (such as your name, e-mail address) in debate areas to third parties, that information may be collected by others outside the control of us and may result in unsolicited messages from others.
These privacy policies are currently effective. We reserve the right to change this policy at any time, and will post any changes to this policy as soon as they go into effect.
1.4 Use of materials
The right to download and store or output the materials in our site is granted for the user’s personal use only, and materials may not be reproduced in any edited form. Any other reproductions, transmission, performance, display or editing of these materials by any means mechanical or electronic without the express written permission of us is strictly prohibited. Users wishing to obtain permission to reprint or reproduce any materials appearing on these sites may contact the Webmaster via our contact form.
2. Access to www.argosybooks.ie
We will do our utmost to ensure that availability of the website will be uninterrupted and that transmissions will be error-free. However, due to the nature of the Internet, this cannot be guaranteed. Also, your access to the website may also be occasionally suspended or restricted to allow for repairs, maintenance, or the introduction of new facilities or services. We will attempt to limit the frequency and duration of any such suspension or restriction.
3. Your conduct
You must not use the website in any way that causes, or is likely to cause, the website or access to it to be interrupted, damaged or impaired in any way.
You understand that you, and not Argosy, are responsible for all electronic communications and content sent from your computer to us and you must use the website for lawful purposes only.
You must not use the website for any of the following:
- for fraudulent purposes, or in connection with a criminal offence or other unlawful activity
- to send, use or reuse any material that is illegal, offensive, abusive, indecent, defamatory, obscene or menacing; or in breach of copyright, trademark, confidence, privacy or any other right; or is otherwise injurious to third parties; or objectionable; or which consists of or contains software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings or any spam.
- to cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety
4. Comments and communications
Users of this website may post comments in certain sections and submit suggestions, ideas, questions, or other information, as long as the content is not illegal, obscene, abusive, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, infringing of intellectual property rights, or otherwise injurious to third parties, or objectionable and does not consist of or contain software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings, or any form of spam. You may not use a false e-mail address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of any content. Argosy reserves the right (but not the obligation) to remove or edit any content.
If you do post content or submit material, and unless we indicate otherwise, you
- (a) grant Argosy and its affiliates non-exclusive, royalty-free and fully sub-licensable rights to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such content throughout the world in any media; and
- (b) Argosy and its affiliates and sub-licensees the right to use the name that you submit in connection with such content, if they choose.
You agree that the rights you grant above are irrevocable during the entire period of protection of your intellectual property rights associated with such content and material. You agree to waive your right to be identified as the author of such content and your right to object to derogatory treatment of such content. You agree to perform all further acts necessary to perfect any of the above rights granted by you to Argosy, including the execution of deeds and documents, at the request of Argosy.
You represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content that you post; that, as at the date that the content or material is submitted to Argosy: (i) the content and material is accurate; (ii) use of the content and material you supply does not breach any applicable Argosy policies or guidelines and will not cause injury to any person or entity (including that the content or material is not defamatory). You agree to indemnify Argosy and its affiliates for all claims brought by a third party against Argosy or its affiliates arising out of or in connection with a breach of any of these warranties.
5. Defamation claims
If you believe that any content on, or advertised for sale on, the website contains a defamatory statement, please notify us immediately. Once this procedure has been followed, Argosy will make all reasonable endeavours to remove the defamatory content complained about within a reasonable time.
6. Intellectual Property Claims
Argosy and its affiliates respect the intellectual property of others. If you believe that your intellectual property rights have been used in a way that gives rise to concerns of infringement, please notify us immediately.
7. Governing Law; Jurisdiction