TERMS AND CONDITIONS
DAWN.COM – TERMS & CONDITIONS OF USE
About the terms
Access to and use of 'dawn.com' is provided by the Pakistan Herald Publication (Pvt.) Ltd. [hereinafter
referred to as 'DAWN'] on the following terms:
By using this website you agree to be bound by these terms, which shall take effect immediately on your
first use of the site. If you do not agree to be bound by all of the following terms please do not
access, use and/or contribute to dawn.com
DAWN may change these terms from time to time. You are advised to review these terms every time you use
this site. Your use of dawn.com will be deemed acceptance of the terms as updated or amended. If there
is any conflict between any term herein and a specific term appearing elsewhere on dawn.com, then the
conflict shall be resolved in favour of the latter.
Use of dawn.com
You shall use this site only for lawful purposes, and in a way that does not infringe the rights of,
restrict or inhibit anyone else's use and enjoyment of this site. Prohibited behaviour includes
harassing or causing distress or inconvenience to any person, transmitting obscene or offensive content
or disrupting the normal flow of dialogue within this site.
All copyright, trade marks, design rights, patents and other intellectual property rights (registered or
unregistered) in and on this website and all content (including all applications) of the website shall
remain vested in DAWN or its licensors. You shall not copy, reproduce, republish, disassemble, decompile,
reverse engineer, download, post, broadcast, transmit, make available to the public, or otherwise use
the content of this website in any way except for your own personal, non-commercial use. You shall not
adapt, alter or create a derivative work from any content of this website except for your own personal,
non-commercial use. Any other use of the content of this website requires the prior written permission
The names, images and logos identifying DAWN or third parties and their products and services are
subject to copyright, design rights and trade marks of DAWN and/or third parties. Nothing contained in
these terms shall be construed as conferring any licence or right to use any intellectual property of
DAWN or any other third party.
Contributions to DAWN
By sharing any contribution (including any text, photographs, graphics, video or audio) with DAWN
you grant to DAWN, free of charge, permission to use the material in any way it wants without any
restriction (including modifying and adapting it for operational and editorial reasons) for DAWN
services in any media worldwide. In certain circumstances DAWN may also share your contribution
with other news agencies or other trusted third parties.
Copyright in your contribution will remain with you and this permission is not exclusive, so you can
continue to use the material in any way including allowing others to use it.
You confirm that your contribution is your own original work, is not defamatory and does not infringe
any Pakistani laws, that you have the right to give DAWN the permission to use it for the purposes
specified above, and that you have the consent of anyone who is identifiable in your contribution or
the consent of their parent / guardian if they are under 18.
We may show your name with your contribution, unless you request otherwise. DAWN may need to contact
you for administrative or verification purposes in relation to your contribution, or in relation to
any local terms where applicable.
Please do not endanger yourself or others, take any unnecessary risks or break any laws when creating
content you may share with DAWN.
We advise that you never reveal any personal information about yourself or anyone else in any DAWN community.
Consequences of breach of Rules:
If DAWN is of the opinion that you have breached any of the above Rules, DAWN may use whatever information
that is available to it about you to stop any further breach. This may include informing relevant third
parties such as your employer, school or email provider about the breach.
DAWN reserves the right to delete any contribution, or take any action against any DAWN account, at any time,
for any reason whatsoever, without assigning any reason for such action.
For users under 18:
You are required to get a parent's or guardian's permission before taking part in any dawn.com community or
making any contribution.
Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability
The majority of content posted in dawn.com community pages is created by members of the public. Hence,
views expressed therein may not be those of DAWN. DAWN is not responsible for any content posted by
members of the public on dawn.com or for the availability or content of any third party sites that are
accessible through dawn.com. Any links to third party websites from dawn.com do not amount to any
endorsement of that site by DAWN and any use of that site by you is at your own risk.
All content of this website is provided “AS IS” and on an “AS AVAILABLE” basis. DAWN does not make any
representation or warranty of satisfactory quality, fitness, non-infringement, compatibility, security
and accuracy, nor does it guarantee the timeliness, completeness or performance of the website or any of
the content. While we try to ensure that all content provided is correct at the time of publication, no
responsibility is accepted for any errors, omissions or inaccurate content on the website.
DAWN shall not be liable for any of the following losses or damage (whether such damage or losses were
foreseen, foreseeable, known or otherwise): (a) loss of data; (b) loss of revenue or anticipated profits;
(c) loss of business; (d) loss of opportunity; (e) loss of goodwill or injury to reputation; (f) losses
suffered by third parties; or (g) any indirect, consequential, special or exemplary damages arising from
the use of this website regardless of the form of action.
DAWN does not warrant or guarantee that functions available on this website will be uninterrupted or
error free, that defects will be corrected, or that dawn.com or the server that makes it available are
free of viruses or bugs. It is your responsibility to implement sufficient procedures and virus checks
(including anti-virus and other security checks) to satisfy your particular requirements for the
accuracy of data input and output.
The failure or delay of DAWN to exercise or enforce any right in these terms does not amount to waiver.
These terms shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of Pakistan.
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