Terms & conditions
Blastmedia helps your organisation target your stories or events to the broadcast media, online. Our aim is to turn your news around and get your messages out. We package and distribute newsworthy video content from clients to newsrooms and journalists in the field. Certain items of Content may be available for use free of charge, however other items of Content require payment of a license fee. Content selected by a Member which has been paid for (if required) may be (A) reproduced either in its entirety or in excerpted form, and captioned by the Member solely for editorial use within such Member's editorial products (i.e., video news stories, print articles etc.), and ( transmitted, distributed, publicly performed and displayed anywhere in the world as part of such Member's editorial products by Internet, satellite or other means of distribution (whether now known or hereinafter developed), including broadcast, cablecast, microwave, web cast, display in web content, radio, print or other information distribution systems. Content which is not incorporated into a Member's editorial products may not be stored in any temporary or permanent electronic database for future use or for other purposes unless agreed to in writing by BLASTMEDIA, however, editorial products which contain Content may be archived as part of normal archival processes. You may not use any Content for promotion or advertising of any product or service other than the editorial product into which the Content is incorporated. A Member's rights to use the BLASTMEDIA Network and/or the Content is non-transferable, and may not be resold, traded or otherwise transferred, except that the Content may be transferred as part of normal distribution of the editorial product. No model releases or other rights clearances have been obtained for any Content unless specified in the applicable Content Listing.
Use of the Content in any manner other than as expressly permitted above requires the prior written consent of BLASTMEDIA. THE RIGHTS GRANTED TO A MEMBER MAY BE LIMITED BY ADDITIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS CONTAINED IN ANY CONTENT LISTING AND IN ANY APPLICABLE COBRANDED TERMS WHICH ARE INCORPORATED INTO THIS TOS, SO YOU SHOULD REVIEW THOSE TERMS PRIOR TO USE.
Each Content Provider retains all right, title, and interest in and to its Content. You may not remove any copyright or other intellectual property notices contained in the Content. You agree to attribute credit to the Content Provider if required by such Content Provider as indicated in the Content Listing.
> Content Distribution
As a Member you are entitled to use the Content posted on the BLASTMEDIA Network in accordance with this TOS, any applicable Content Listing and any applicable Cobranded Terms, however your registration does not entitle you to be a Content Provider or to distribute your own Content through the BLASTMEDIA Network. If you are the owner or authorized licensee of Content that you wish to make available on the BLASTMEDIA Network, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
> RSS Service
RSS (really simple syndication) service is a means by which BLASTMEDIA offers feeds of story headlines and summary descriptions in XML format to its Members who use RSS aggregators. Your use of the RSS service is governed by this section as well as the other provisions of this TOS. BLASTMEDIA's RSS service is provided free to Members and delivers selected highlights of the Content available on the BLASTMEDIA Network with the ability to link back to the applicable page on the BLASTMEDIA Network for access to the full Content. Any other uses of the RSS service are strictly prohibited. BLASTMEDIA's RSS service is provided for a subscribing Member's own use in connection with permitted uses of the BLASTMEDIA Network and may not be included within a Member's web site or redistributed or otherwise displayed by a Member. The Content provided through the RSS service may not be modified or edited in any manner. BLASTMEDIA reserves the right to discontinue providing any or all of the RSS service at any time, and to terminate your use of the RSS service for any reason including, without limitation, your violation of any provision of this TOS. BLASTMEDIA assumes no liability for any of your activities in connection with the RSS service or for your use of the RSS feeds.
The trademarks, service marks and logos displayed on the BLASTMEDIA Network (the "Marks") are owned by BLASTMEDIA, Content Providers or other licensors, and may be displayed or otherwise used by you only as part of the editorial products which incorporate such Marks within the Content. All other uses require the prior written consent of BLASTMEDIA.
> Third Party Links and Content
Some links on the BLASTMEDIA Network lead to Web sites maintained by third parties over whom BLASTMEDIA has no control. BLASTMEDIA makes no representations or warranties regarding (1) the accuracy or any other aspect of the information located on sites for which BLASTMEDIA provides links, (2) loss or damage to your computer, software, or data resulting from the use of such links or data or software found on the linked sites, or (3) the results of the use of such linked sites. BLASTMEDIA is not responsible for the availability or the content contained on the sites of these outside resources and you should direct any concerns regarding any external link to the site administrator or webmaster of such site. You acknowledge and agree that BLASTMEDIA does not endorse the Content of any third party Content Provider and is not responsible for or liable for any of such Content. All representations or other statements on the BLASTMEDIA Network regarding the Content and the Content Listings, including usage/rights information, are the responsibility of the applicable Content Provider and BLASTMEDIA shall have no liability for any inaccuracies in any such information. Any requests for specific rights clearance documents should be directed to the contact specified for the applicable Content Provider for such Content and not to BLASTMEDIA. You acknowledge that BLASTMEDIA has the right in its discretion to refuse to post or remove any Content which it deems to be inappropriate.
> System Integrity: User Conduct
You may not use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper workings of the BLASTMEDIA Network. You may not take any action which imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on BLASTMEDIA's infrastructure. You agree that you will not use any robot, spider, other automatic device, or manual process to monitor, deep link with or copy BLASTMEDIA's Web pages or the content contained therein without BLASTMEDIA's prior written consent. You agree to comply with all applicable laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations regarding your use of the Content and the BLASTMEDIA Network.
> No Warranty
BLASTMEDIA PROVIDES THE BLASTMEDIA NETWORK, THE CONTENT AND ITS SERVICES "AS IS" AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, BLASTMEDIA SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. BLASTMEDIA DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE BLASTMEDIA NETWORK WILL OPERATE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR FREE OR THAT THE BLASTMEDIA NETWORK, ITS SERVER AND ANY CONTENT ARE FREE OF COMPUTER VIRUSES AND OTHER HARMFUL ELEMENTS. BLASTMEDIA MAKES NO WARRANTY REGARDING THE ACCURACY, TIMELINESS OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY CONTENT, CONTENT LISTING OR OTHER INFORMATION ON THE BLASTMEDIA NETWORK NOR THAT THE CONTENT OR THE BLASTMEDIA NETWORK WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS.