Terms of Use

LAST UPDATED:  DECEMBER 23, 2010

Please read this Terms of Use agreement carefully.  Your use of the Site (as defined below) constitutes your agreement to this Terms of Use agreement.

This site (together with any successor site(s) and all Services (as defined below), the “Site”) is operated by A.C. Nielsen Company Limited for the Nielsen family of companies (“we,” “us”).  We provide Site users with access to information, content and services, including information, text, data, images, forums and other similar materials (such information, content and services, collectively, the “Services”).  Your use of the Site is governed by these Terms of Use (this “Agreement”), regardless of how you access the Site (including through the Internet, through Wireless Access Protocol (commonly referred to as “WAP”), through a mobile network, or otherwise).  This Agreement is between you and us.

PLEASE NOTE:  The Site may include or be used in connection with certain Third Party Applications (as defined in Section 11 below).  Your access to or use of such Third Party Applications may be governed by additional terms and conditions that are not set forth in this Agreement and that are made available by the particular providers of such Third Party Applications.

1.             Acceptance of Terms.  By using the Site, you agree to the terms of this Agreement and to any additional rules and guidelines that we post on the Site.  Where we have a valid reason for doing so, we may make changes to this Agreement from time to time; we may notify you of such changes by any reasonable means, including by posting the revised version of this Agreement on the Site.  You can determine when we last changed this Agreement by referring to the “LAST UPDATED” legend above.  Your use of the Site following changes to this Agreement will constitute your acceptance of those changes; provided, however, any material change to this Agreement shall not apply retroactively to any claim or dispute between you and us in connection with this Agreement that arose prior to the “LAST UPDATED” date applicable to that version of this Agreement in which we included such material change.  We may, at any time, modify or discontinue all or part of the Site; charge, modify or waive fees required to use the Site; or offer opportunities to some or all Site users.

2.             Jurisdiction.  The Site is not intended to subject us to non-U.S. jurisdiction or laws, except as otherwise expressly stated in this Agreement.  The Site may not be appropriate or available for use in some jurisdictions.  If you access the Site, you do so at your own risk, and you are responsible for complying with all local laws, rules and regulations.  We may limit the Site’s availability, in whole or in part, to any person, geographic area or jurisdiction we choose, at any time and in our sole discretion.

3.             Information You Submit.  Your submission of information through the Site is governed by our Privacy Policy, which is located at www.nielsen.com/uk/en/privacypolicy.html (the “Privacy Policy”).  Further, to the extent that you submit any personally identifiable information to any third party (for example, a Provider (as defined in Section 6(c) below)) in connection with the Site (for example, via a Third Party Application, as defined in Section 11 below), such third party’s collection, use and disclosure of such information may be governed by its own privacy policy, and not by our Privacy Policy (in any event, we are not responsible for the information collection, usage and disclosure practices of third parties).  You agree that all information you provide to us is true, accurate and complete, and you will maintain and update such information regularly.  If you choose to make any of your personally identifiable or other information publicly available on the Site, you do so at your own risk.

4.             Rules of Conduct.  In using the Site, you agree to obey the law, respect the rights of others and avoid objectionable, defamatory or disruptive behavior.  In addition, you will comply with the following “Rules of Conduct” as updated from time to time by us.  You will not: 

·                     Post, transmit, or otherwise make available, through or in connection with the Site:

o    Anything that is or may be (a) threatening, harassing, degrading, hateful or intimidating; (b) defamatory; (c) fraudulent or tortious; (d) obscene, indecent, pornographic or otherwise objectionable; or (e) protected by copyright, trademark, trade secret, right of publicity or other proprietary right without the express prior consent of the owner of such right.

o    Any material that would give rise to criminal or civil liability; that encourages conduct that constitutes a criminal offense; that promotes gambling; or that encourages or provides instructional information about illegal activities or activities such as “hacking,” “cracking” or “phreaking.”

o    Any virus, worm, Trojan horse, Easter egg, time bomb, spyware or other computer code, file, or program that is harmful or invasive or may or is intended to damage or hijack the operation of, or to monitor the use of, any hardware, software or equipment.

o    Any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letter,” “pyramid scheme” or investment opportunity, or any other form of solicitation.

o    Any material non-public information about a company without the proper authorization to do so.

·                     Use the Site for any fraudulent or unlawful purpose.

·                     Use the Site to defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights of others, including without limitation others’ privacy rights or rights of publicity, or harvest or collect personally identifiable information about other users of the Site.

·                     Impersonate any person or entity, including any of our (or our affiliates’) representatives; falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity; or express or imply that we endorse any statement or posting you make.

·                     Interfere with or disrupt the operation of the Site or the servers or networks used to make the Site available; or violate any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of such networks.

·                     Access or use the Site through any technology or means other than those expressly designated by us.

·                     Restrict or inhibit any other person from using the Site (including by hacking or defacing any portion of the Site).

·                     Use the Site to advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services without our express prior written consent.

·                     Reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or otherwise exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of, use of, or access to the Site.

·                     Except as expressly permitted by applicable law, modify, adapt, translate, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble any portion of the Site.

·                     Remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notice from the Site or materials originating from the Site.

·                     Frame or mirror any part of the Site without our express prior written consent.

·                     Create a database by systematically downloading and storing all or any Site content.

·                     Use any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application or other manual or automatic device to retrieve, index, “scrape,” “data mine” or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Site, without our express prior, written consent.

We may terminate your use of the Site for any conduct that we reasonably consider to be inappropriate, or for your breach of this Agreement, including the Rules of Conduct (including, without limitation, if you repeatedly engage in copyright infringement via or in connection with the Site).

5.             Registration.  You may need to register to use any part(s) of the Site.  We may reject, or require that you change, any user name, password or other information that you provide to us in registering.  Your user name and password are for your personal use only and should be kept confidential; you are responsible for any use of your user name and password, and you agree to promptly notify us of any confidentiality breach or unauthorized use of your user name and password, or your Site account. 

6.             Submissions.

a.            Generally.  The Site may contain areas where you can post information and other materials, including, without limitation, text, images, photographs, graphics, data, files, links and other items (each, a “Submission”).  For purposes of clarity, you retain ownership of any Submissions that you post, subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement (including the license grant in Section 6(b) below). 

b.             License Grant.  For each Submission that you post on or through the Site, you hereby grant to us and our affiliates (including without limitation the Nielsen family of companies (collectively, our “Affiliates”) a world-wide, royalty free, fully paid-up, non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, transferable, and fully sublicensable (through multiple tiers) license, without additional consideration to you or any third party, to:  (i) reproduce, distribute, transmit, communicate to the public, perform and display (publicly or otherwise), edit, modify, adapt, create derivative works from and otherwise use or exploit such Submission, in any format or media now known or hereafter developed, on or in connection with the Site or any of our (or our Affiliates’) similar services (e.g., any web sites, and any desktop, mobile or other applications, widgets or APIs) (such services, collectively, “Site-Related Services”); (ii) exercise all trademark, publicity and other proprietary rights with regard to such Submission; (iii) use your name, photograph, portrait, picture, voice, likeness and biographical information as provided by you in connection with your Submission for any promotional purposes related to the Site or the Site-Related Services, in each case, in connection with your Submission; and (iv) use your Submission (including the contents thereof) for any promotional purposes related to the Site and the Site Related Services.  IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO GRANT THE RIGHTS GRANTED IN THIS SECTION 6, PLEASE DO NOT POST ANY SUBMISSIONS ON OR THROUGH THE SITE.

c.             Disclaimers.  It is possible that Site visitors will post information or materials on the Site that are wrong or misleading or that otherwise violate this Agreement.  We, our Affiliates and our respective directors, officers, employees, agents and representatives (“Representatives”) and licensors and service providers (collectively, “Providers”) do not endorse and are not responsible for any information or materials made available through the Site or your use of such information or materials.  All Submissions will be deemed to be non-confidential and may be used by us (i) without any confidentiality or other non-disclosure obligations and (ii) without attribution to you or any third party.  We reserve the right, in our sole discretion and at any time, to set limits on the number and size of any Submissions that may be posted on the Site or the amount of storage space available for Submissions.

d.             Acknowledgement.  You hereby acknowledge and agree that (i) you have received good and valuable consideration in exchange for the rights granted by you hereunder in and to any Submission that you post, including, without limitation, the ability to participate in activities on the Site and the possibility that publicity or favorable exposure may arise from our or our Affiliates’ use of such Submission or any derivative works incorporating or embodying such Submission; and (ii) you are not entitled to any further compensation for any use or other exploitation of such Submission by us or our Affiliates or any other party (including, without limitation, our or our Affiliates’ Representatives and Providers) pursuant to the rights in such Submission that have been granted hereunder and/or that are available under applicable law.

e.             Representations and Warranties.  You hereby represent and warrant that: (i) you have the legal right and authority to enter into this Agreement; (ii) you solely own, or otherwise have the full right and permission to exploit, all of the rights in, to, and under any Submission that you post and to grant the rights and licenses set forth herein, and with respect to any third party materials that appear in or are otherwise incorporated or embodied any Submission that you post, you have obtained express clearances from all owners of and rights holders in such third party materials as necessary to grant the rights and licenses set forth herein; (iii) you have obtained the consent, release, and/or permission of every identifiable individual who appears in any Submission that you post, to use such individual’s name and likeness for purposes of using and otherwise exploiting such Submission(s) in the manner contemplated by Agreement, or, if any such identifiable individual is under the age of eighteen (18), you consent (as the individual’s parent or guardian) or have obtained such consent, release and/or permission from such individual’s parent or guardian (and you agree to provide to us a copy of any such consents, releases and/or permissions upon our request); (iv) any Submission that you post, and the use thereof by us, our Affiliates, and our and their respective designees (including, without limitation, our and their respective Representatives and Providers), do not and shall not infringe upon or violate any patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, or other intellectual property rights or other rights of any third party; (v) any Submission that you post is not confidential and does not contain any confidential information; and (vi) in creating, preparing and posting any Submission, you (A) have complied and will comply in all respects with all applicable laws, rules (including, without limitation, our Rules of Conduct), and regulations and (B) have not violated and will not violate any understanding by which you are explicitly or implicitly bound (including without limitation any agreement with any third party).  If you do post a Submission that contains the likeness of an identifiable individual, we strongly encourage you not to include any identifying information (such as the individual’s name or address) within such Submission.

f.              Waiver; Further Assurances; Indemnity.  To the extent permitted under applicable law, you agree to forever release, discharge and waive all claims against us, our Affiliates and our and their respective Representatives and Providers from, and covenant not to initiate, file, maintain, or proceed upon any suit, claim, demand, or cause of action against us, our Affiliates and our and their respective Representatives and Providers with respect to, any and all claims, demands, actions, losses, costs, damages, liabilities, judgments, settlements and expenses (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees) that relate in any way to the use of any Submission in a manner consistent with the rights granted under this Agreement, including, without limitation, any claim for idea misappropriation.  Additionally, to the extent permitted under applicable law, you hereby waive any and all rights that you may have under laws worldwide that concern “moral rights” or “droit moral,” or similar rights, in connection with any Submission that you post (and you hereby represent and warrant that you have obtained clear, express waivers from any applicable third parties with respect to any and all rights that such third parties may have under such laws in connection with any Submission that you post).  At any time upon our request, you shall:  (i) take or cause to be taken all such actions as we may reasonably deem necessary or desirable in order for us and our Affiliates to obtain the full benefits of this Agreement and any licenses granted by you hereunder, and (ii) execute a non-electronic hard copy of this Agreement.

g.             No Obligation to Use.  For the purpose of clarification, it shall be in our sole discretion whether or not to exercise any right granted to us under this Agreement, and we shall have no obligation to use or otherwise exploit any Submission.

7.             Unsolicited Submissions.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, we and our Affiliates do not accept, invite or consider unsolicited submissions of ideas, proposals or suggestions (“Unsolicited Submissions”), whether related to the Site or otherwise.  We do not treat Unsolicited Submissions as confidential, and any Unsolicited Submission will become our or our Affiliates’ sole property.  We and our Affiliates have no obligations with respect to Unsolicited Submissions and may use them for any purpose whatsoever without compensation to you or any other person.

8.             Monitoring.  We may, but have no obligation to:  (a) monitor, evaluate or alter Submissions before or after they appear on the Site; (b) seek to verify that all rights, consents, releases and permissions in or relating to such Submission have been obtained by you in accordance with your representations above; (c) refuse, reject or remove any Submission at any time or for any valid reason (including, without limitation, if we determine, in our sole discretion, that all rights, consents, releases and permissions have not been obtained by you despite your representations above).  You agree to cooperate with us in our verification or inquiries related to the foregoing.  We may disclose any Submissions and the circumstances surrounding their transmission to anyone for any reason or purpose, and in accordance with our Privacy Policy.  If you become aware of any unlawful, offensive or objectionable material(s) on the Site (except for material that infringes copyright, which is addressed in Section 21 below), contact us at informationuk@nielsen.com with your name and address, a description of the material(s) at issue and the URL or location of such materials.

9.             Rules for Promotions.  Any sweepstakes, contests, raffles or other promotions (collectively, “Promotions”) made available through the Site may be governed by rules that are separate from this Agreement.  If you participate in any Promotions, please review the applicable rules as well as our Privacy Policy.  To the extent that the rules for a Promotion conflict with this Agreement, the Promotion rules will govern.

10.          Our Proprietary Rights.  We, our Affiliates and our respective Providers own the information and materials made available through the Site.  Such information and materials are protected by copyright, trademark, patent and/or other proprietary rights and laws.  Except as expressly authorized in advance by us, you agree not to reproduce, modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on, all or any part of the Site or any information, content or other materials made available through the Site.

We, our Affiliates and/or our respective Providers own the trade names, trademarks and service marks on the Site.  All trademarks and service marks on the Site not owned by us or our Affiliates are the property of their respective owners.  You may not use our trade names, trademarks and service marks in connection with any product or service that is not ours, or in any manner that is likely to cause confusion.  Nothing contained on the Site should be construed as granting any license or right to use any trade names, trademarks or service marks without express prior written consent of the owner.

PLEASE NOTE THAT UNAUTHORIZED USE OF ANY SERVICE OR PRODUCT, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY SOFTWARE USED BY THE SERVICES, MAY SUBJECT YOU TO CIVIL AND CRIMINAL PENALTIES, (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, POSSIBLE MONETARY DAMAGES), INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, FOR COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT.

11.          Third Party Applications.  The Site may include third party software applications and services (or links thereto) that are made available by our Providers (“Third Party Applications”).  Because we do not control Third Party Applications, you agree that neither we nor our Affiliates, nor our respective Representatives, are responsible or liable for any Third Party Applications, including the performance, accuracy, integrity, quality, legality, usefulness, or safety of, or intellectual property rights relating to, Third Party Applications or their use.  We have no obligation to monitor Third Party Applications, and we may remove or restrict access to any Third Party Applications (in whole or part) from the Site at any time.  The availability of Third Party Applications on the Site does not imply our endorsement of, or our affiliation with any Provider of, such Third Party Applications.  Further, your use of Third Party Applications may be governed by additional terms and conditions that are not set forth in this Agreement or our Privacy Policy (for example, terms and conditions that are made available by Providers themselves in connection with Third Party Applications).  This Agreement does not create any legal relationship between you and Providers with respect to Third Party Applications, and nothing in this Agreement shall be deemed to be a representation or warranty by us, or any of our Affiliates, or our respective Representatives or Providers, with respect to any Third Party Application. 

12.          Third Party Content.  The Site may incorporate certain functionality that allows, via the system or network of which the Site is a component, the routing and transmission of, and online access to, certain digital communications and content made available by third parties (“Third Party Content”).  By using such Site functionality, you acknowledge and agree that you are directing us to access and transmit to you Third Party Content associated with such functionality.  Because we do not control Third Party Content, you agree that we are neither responsible nor liable for any Third Party Content, including the accuracy, integrity, quality, legality, usefulness, or safety of, or intellectual property rights relating to, Third Party Content.  We have no obligation to monitor Third Party Content, and we may block or disable access to any Third Party Content (in whole or part) via the Site at any time.  Your access to or receipt of Third Party Content via the Site does not imply our endorsement of, or our affiliation with any provider of, such Third Party Content.  Further, your use of Third Party Content may be governed by additional terms and conditions that are not set forth in this Agreement or our Privacy Policy (for example, terms and conditions that are made available by the providers of such Third Party Content).  This Agreement does not create any legal relationship between you and the providers of such Third Party Content with respect to such Third Party Content, and nothing in this Agreement shall be deemed to be a representation or warranty by us, or any of our Affiliates, or our respective Representatives or Providers, with respect to any Third Party Content.

13.          Links and Feeds.  The Site may provide links to or feeds from other web sites and online resources.  We and our Affiliates are not responsible for and do not endorse such external sites or resources.  Other sites may link to the Site with or without our authorization, and we may block any links to or from the Site.  YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THIRD PARTY WEB SITES, CONTENT, SERVICES AND RESOURCES IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.

14.          Limitations of Liability and Disclaimers.  TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW,THE SITE AND ALL GOODS, SERVICES, PRODUCTS, THIRD PARTY APPLICATIONS, THIRD PARTY CONTENT, INFORMATION AND MATERIALS MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE ARE PROVIDED TO YOU “AS IS” WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, AND WE, OUR AFFILIATES AND OUR RESPECTIVE REPRESENTATIVES AND PROVIDERS DISCLAIM, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL STATUTORY OR IMPLIED REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, TERMS AND CONDITIONS WITH RESPECT TO THE SITE AND ALL GOODS, SERVICES, THIRD PARTY APPLICATIONS, THIRD PARTY CONTENT, INFORMATION AND MATERIALS MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE, INCLUDING THE REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF SATISFACTORY QUALITY, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT.  (CERTAIN PROVIDERS MAY SEPARATELY PROVIDE LIMITED REPRESENTATIONS AND/OR WARRANTIES REGARDING THEIR THIRD PARTY APPLICATIONS; PLEASE CHECK WITH SUCH PROVIDERS FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.)  WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY THAT THE SITE (OR ANY PART THEREOF), OR ANY GOODS, SERVICES, THIRD PARTY APPLICATIONS, THIRD PARTY CONTENT, INFORMATION OR MATERIALS MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE IS OR WILL BE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, ERROR-FREE, OR COMPATIBLE WITH ANY PARTICULAR SOFTWARE OR HARDWARE. FURTHER, WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY THAT ANY SOFTWARE, HARDWARE, EQUIPMENT OR OTHER DEVICE OR SYSTEM USING THE SITE OR ANY GOODS, SERVICES, THIRD PARTY APPLICATIONS, THIRD PARTY CONTENT, INFORMATION OR MATERIALS MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE WILL FUNCTION IN ANY MANNER.  YOU HEREBY AGREE THAT IT IS YOUR SOLE RESPONSIBILITY TO (A) OBTAIN AND PAY FOR ANY SOFTWARE, HARDWARE OR SERVICES (INCLUDING INTERNET CONNECTIVITY) NEEDED TO USE THE SITE AND (B) ENSURE THAT ANY SOFTWARE, HARDWARE, EQUIPMENT, DEVICES, SYSTEMS OR SERVICES THAT YOU USE WILL FUNCTION CORRECTLY WITH THE SITE AND ANY GOODS, SERVICES, THIRD PARTY APPLICATIONS, THIRD PARTY CONTENT, INFORMATION OR MATERIALS MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE.  YOU AGREE THAT YOU MUST EVALUATE ANY RELIANCE ON THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR USEFULNESS OF ANY THIRD PARTY APPLICATIONS, THIRD PARTY CONTENT, INFORMATION OR MATERIALS MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE.

WE, OUR AFFILIATES AND OUR RESPECTIVE REPRESENTATIVES AND PROVIDERS WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OF ANY KIND IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE, NOR FOR ANY DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OR INTERRUPTION OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF DATA, LOSS OF OTHER INTANGIBLES, LOSS OF SECURITY OF INFORMATION YOU HAVE PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE SITE (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OR RECEIPT OF ANY THIRD PARTY APPLICATIONS OR THIRD PARTY CONTENT), OR UNAUTHORIZED INTERCEPTION OF ANY SUCH INFORMATION BY THIRD PARTIES, EVEN IF ADVISED IN ADVANCE OF SUCH DAMAGES OR LOSSES.  OUR MAXIMUM LIABILITY FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES AND CAUSES OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, NEGLIGENCE), BREACH OF STATUTORY DUTY OR OTHERWISE SHALL BE THE TOTAL AMOUNT PAID BY YOU TO US TO ACCESS AND USE THE SITE.

NOTWITHSTANDING THE PREVIOUS PARAGRAPH, NOTHING IN THIS AGREEMENT SHALL EXCLUDE OR LIMIT IN ANY WAY OUR LIABILITY FOR GROSS NEGLIGENCE, FRAUDULENT MISREPRESENTATION, FOR DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY CAUSED BY OUR NEGLIGENCE OR THE NEGLIGENCE OF OUR AGENTS OR EMPLOYEES OR FOR ANY OTHER LIAIBILITY THAT CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED BY APPLICABLE LAW.

IT IS POSSIBLE THAT APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW FOR LIMITATIONS ON CERTAIN IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS OF CERTAIN DAMAGES; SOLELY TO THE EXTENT THAT SUCH LAW APPLIES TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MAY HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.

While we try to maintain the security of the Site, we do not guarantee that the Site or any Third Party Applications will be secure or that any use of the Site or any Third Party Applications will be uninterrupted.  Additionally, third parties may make unauthorized alterations to the Site or any Third Party Applications.  If you become aware of any unauthorized third party alterations to the Site, contact us at informationuk@nielsen.com with a description of the material(s) at issue and the URL or location of such materials. 

15.          Indemnity.  Except to the extent prohibited under applicable law, you agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless us, our Affiliates and our and their respective Representatives and Providers from and against all claims, losses, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorneys fees) arising out of (a) your use of the Site in breach of this Agreement; (b) any violation of this Agreement by you; or (c) any claim that your Submission or any use or exploitation thereof caused damage to or infringed upon or violated the rights of a third party, including without limitation past, present or future infringement, misappropriation, libel, defamation, invasion of privacy or right of publicity or violation of rights related to the foregoing.

16.          Termination.  This Agreement is effective until terminated.  We may, at any time and for any valid reason, terminate your access to or use of:  (a) the Site, (b) your user name and password or (c) any files or information associated with your user name and password.  If we terminate your access to the Site, you will not have the right to bring claims against us, our Affiliates or our respective Representatives and Providers with respect to such termination.  We and our Affiliates and our respective Representatives and Providers, shall not be liable for any termination of your access to the Site or to any such information or files, and shall not be required to make such information or files available to you after any such termination.  We may take reasonable steps that we believe are appropriate to enforce or verify compliance with any part of this Agreement (including our right to cooperate with any legal process relating to your use of the Site or any third party claim that your use of the Site is unlawful or infringes such third party’s rights).  Sections 2, 6-8, 10-18, 20-22 and 24 shall survive any expiration or termination of this Agreement.

17.          Governing Law; Dispute Resolution.  You hereby agree that this Agreement (and any claim or dispute arising in connection with this Agreement or your use of the Site) is governed by and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, U.S.A., without regard to its principles of conflicts of law, and you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the federal and state courts located in the county of New York in the State of New York, U.S.A., and waive any jurisdictional, venue or inconvenient forum objections thereto.

Notwithstanding the previous paragraph, if you reside in either a member state of the European Union or in Turkey and are accessing the Site either from a member state of the European Union or from Turkey, you hereby agree that this Agreement (and any claim or dispute arising in connection with this Agreement or your use of the Site) is governed by and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of England, without regard to its principles of conflicts of law, and you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction  of the English courts, and waive any jurisdictional, venue or inconvenient forum objections thereto.

You further agree that the United Nations Convention on the International Sale of Goods will not apply to this Agreement.  You agree that any unauthorized use of the Site or any related software or materials, or any Third Party Applications, would result in irreparable injury to us, our Affiliates or our respective Representatives and Providers for which money damages would be inadequate, and in such event we, our Affiliates or our respective Representatives and Providers, as applicable, shall have the right, in addition to other remedies available at law and in equity, to immediate injunctive relief against you.  Nothing contained in this section or elsewhere in this Agreement shall be construed to limit remedies or relief available pursuant to statutory or other claims that we, our Affiliates or our respective Representatives and Providers may have under separate legal authority, including, without limitation, any claim for intellectual property infringement.

18.          Filtering.  We hereby notify you that parental control protections are commercially available that may assist you in limiting access to material that is harmful to minors.  Information identifying current providers of such protections is available at:  http://kids.getnetwise.org/ and http://onguardonline.gov/, or http://www.safekids.co.uk/ChildFriendlySearchEngines.html if you are based in the United Kingdom.  Please note that we do not endorse any of the products or services listed at these sites. 

19.          Information or Complaints.  If you have a question or complaint regarding the Site, please feel free to contact us via e-mail at informationuk@nielsen.com  E-mail communications are not necessarily secure, so please do not include credit card information or other sensitive information in any e-mail to us.  You may also contact us by writing to us at:

A.C.Nielsen Company Ltd. 
Nielsen House
Headington
Oxford, OX3 9RX

21.          Claims of Copyright Infringement.  In the United States, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the “DMCA”) provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law.  Other protections for copyright owners are available in other jurisdictions.  If you believe in good faith that materials available on the Site infringe your copyright, you (or your agent) may send us a notice requesting that we remove the material or disable access to it.  If you believe in good faith that someone has wrongly filed a notice of copyright infringement against you, please send us a counter-notice.  In the United States, notices and counter-notices must meet the then-current statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA (see http://www.copyright.gov for details).  In addition, notices should include:  your contact details, the full bibliographic details of the material, the exact and full url where you found the material, proof that you are the rights holder and a statement that, under penalty of perjury, you are the rights holder or are an authorized representative. 

Upon receipt of notification the ‘Notice and Takedown’ procedure is then invoked as follows:  (a) we will acknowledge receipt of your complaint and will make an initial assessment of the validity and plausibility of the complaint; (b) upon receipt of a valid complaint the material will be temporarily removed from the Site pending an agreed solution; (c) e will contact the contributor who deposited the material, if relevant, and the contributor will be notified that the material is subject to a complaint, under what allegations, and will be encouraged to assuage the complaints concerned; (d) the complainant and the contributor will be encouraged to resolve the issue swiftly and amicably and to the satisfaction of both parties, and the material is replaced on the Site unchanged or with changes, or is permanently removed.  If the contributor and the complainant are unable to agree a solution, the material will remain unavailable through the Site until a time when a resolution has been reached.

Notices and counter-notices should be sent to:

General Counsel's Office
The Nielsen Company
770 Broadway
New York, New York 10003
U.S.A
Telephone: +1 646-654-5000

We suggest that you consult your legal advisor before filing a notice or counter-notice.

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23.          Contact Us.  If you have any questions regarding the meaning or application of this Agreement, please direct such questions to informationuk@nielsen.com E-mail communications are not necessarily secure, so please do not include credit card information or other sensitive information in any e-mail to us.

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