Friday, November 24,  2017

Terms of Service

Terms of Service

Welcome to Midan Masr.

This website encourages visitors to join our community through sharing, interaction, comments, referendums, opinion polls, images, audio and video files, caricatures, and other contributions throughout the site. Midan Masr team is pleased to publish contributions according to a general policy that guarantees the ability of the website toprovide services to all readers and users.

Users contributions are subject to pre-publishing review. We read and review all submissions. Given the volume of submissions we receive, we regret that we are unable to call or email in the event a submission will not be published. We regret we cannot return or acknowledge unpublished submissions. 
 
We reserve the right to edit submissions for space, clarity, civility and accuracy, and we send you the edited version before publication.  Submissions may be shortened for space requirements. Therefore, anything published expresses the opinion of the user and not Midan Masr. Contributions that breach the terms of use below will not be published. Certain interactive sharing is only permissible for registered members. Registration is free and available for all users. Only a verified e-mail address is required.
 
Terms of use:

Instigation of violence or bigotry: Instigation of bigotry or hatred against individuals or groups based on ethnicity, religion, gender, age, ability, or other aspect of identity will not be permitted. No contributions will be accepted that use threatening language against other participants, the paper's editors, or the website's administration.
 
Promotional contributions: Protecting the website is all of our responsibility. Promotional content includes contributions that aim to promote a specific product or commercial service irrelevant to the subject,intentional repetition of the same content, and content that hinders the operation of the website. You are invited to report any contributions that breach these protocols, but do not misuse the reporting system. Do not use it to block participation in the site. Abuse of the reporting system will cause the abuser's membership to be suspended.

Obscenity: Contributions that contain obscenity, licentious invitations, and messages including indecent language and insults will not be allowed. Lewd or inappropriate usernames will not be tolerated.

Impersonation: It is not acceptable to impersonate other users, either by using their Midan Masr account or by signing in with their names. Users may not in any way convince other visitors that they are anyone other than themselves.

Personal information: Users' personal information is not allowed to be posted, such as credit card numbers, ID numbers, phone numbers, and home addresses. These measures are designed for users' safety.
 
Midan Masr is your community. Help it flourish by:

  • Making sure that your contribution is relevant to the subject discussed. Irrelevant comments might be blocked.
  • Making sure not to post contents similar to what has been published by other users. Our goal is to reach a fruitful dialogue between users. Read other comments before adding your own.
  • Post contributions in Arabic and English
  • Do not post content that violates copyright law.

Publishing rights and intellectual property:

By sending contributions to Midan Masr, you acknowledge that:

  • Your contributions are your authentic creation, you own the right to display them, and you allow Midan Masr to publish them either on the website, on the printed edition, or any othermedia by the organization.
  • Your contributions do not insult any person.
  • Your contributions do not breach any law.

The website bars any material that damages other people's reputation, as well as any material with the purpose of defamation and extortion, or those with breached content, including texts, images, videos and sound files. It is also unaccepted to infringe on the rights of other parties, including copyrights, commercial brands, intellectual property, professional secrets, privacy rights, personal rights, and representation rights.

Privacy: Signing up for Midan Masr requires providing an e-mail and optional personal data, which are used to verify your right to participate in interactive services. Midan Masr will send occasional e-mails to users in order to ask for suggestions and feedback. Midan Masr is completely committed to protecting users' privacy, except in the case of legal orders that compel Midan Masr to reveal specific information.

Procedures:

  • Violating abovementioned terms will result in the suspension of membership, either temporarily or permanently. Midan Masr maintains the right to suspend membership at anytime.
  • Opening a new account under a different username is a fraudulent action that could result in permanent termination. Midan Masr is not required to post every contribution and maintains the right to exclude participation that it deems inappropriate without justification. The website manager has the authority to decide on propriety