Terms of Service
Pitch Society Terms of Service
The Pitch Society service, including (without limitation) all websites, mobile applications and other interactive properties through which such services are delivered (collectively, the “Service”) are owned, operated and distributed by Newsgallery Pty Ltd, a company registered in the State of Victoria, Australia (referred to in these Terms of Service as “we” and through similar words such as “us,” “our,” etc).
Pitch Society enables the submission of press releases for publishing to the Pitch Society website and to your own website, and for distribution to media and the general public. The press release may be distributed to any journalist, anywhere in the world, for their use in any medium — in print, radio, television, web, apps and mobile devices. Your releases may also be published on any other websites, including social media websites, particularly but not limited to Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and so on.
Pitch Society also imports data, links, posts and images from Twitter, and we and our users must comply with the Twitter Terms of Service in order to display any items imported from Twitter in Pitch Society .
Usage and Logins
By registering or by using the website in any way even when logged out, you agree not to use the Pitch Society service or website for any other purposes, including, without limitation, to store, aggregate, reproduce, screenscrape or distribute information available on the website in any manner or to compete directly or indirectly with Pitch Society or its owner NewsGallery Pty Ltd; to interfere with or disrupt the operation of the website or the networks or servers connected to the website in any manner; to impersonate any person or entity or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity; to upload, post or otherwise transmit any content that infringes the proprietary rights of any third party, or is otherwise unlawful or offensive; to harass or otherwise harm Pitch Society , NewsGallery or any other person or entity; or to engage in commercial activities of any kind related to the Pitch Society service without prior consent of NewsGallery Pty Ltd.
In order to access some features of the Service, you will have to create a login account. When creating your login account, you represent and warrant to us that the information you provide is accurate and complete in all respects. All registrations must be made by you, personally.
Accounts registered by “bots” or other automated methods are not permitted. You may never use another person’s login account without express permission, and may not permit anyone else to use your login account. Single login accounts shared by multiple persons are not permitted under any circumstances.
You agree that you will be solely responsible for all activity that occurs on your account, whether or not authorized by you, therefore it is extremely important that you keep your password secure. You agree to notify us immediately in the event you become aware of, or suspect, any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account.
Any unauthorised use of the Pitch Society website may result in termination of all rights to use the service and penalties to the full extent provided by law.
Right of Refusal
Pitch Society reserves the right to reject any press release submission for any reason whatsoever, without explanation. Pitch Society also reserves the right to make any changes in a press release submitted: these changes would typically be for editing purposes to ensure releases are of a professional quality and gain maximum exposure. Pitch Society reserves the right to make changes to spelling, wording, syntax, headlines, key points, body copy and media lists.
SPECIFIC RESTRICTED PRESS RELEASE CONTENT
Note that while Pitch Society reserves the right to refuse to publish press releases for any reason, in particular it imposes restrictions in the following groups and categories. Restrictions may vary depending on the region your campaign targets, the value provided to the reader, and the quality of the content.
- Excessively repeat content or spam
- Adult (eg, pornography)
- Financial services such as get rich quick schemes
- Any press release with unsubstantiated claims, including claims that are disputed by a third party
NB: If a claim made in a press release is disputed by a third party, that press release will be removed until the matter is resolved.
Pitch Society does not warrant or guarantee that your press release will be delivered immediately. Pitch Society does not warranty or guarantee that your press release will be successful in obtaining media coverage.
Pitch Society does not warrant or guarantee that your press release will be successfully emailed to every journalist on your media list, due to the prevalence of spam filters but we make our best effort to ensure delivery. Pitch Society also reserves the right to edit Media Lists to help ensure their relevance.
Once published, Pitch Society reserves the right to email your press release to any party, and to publish your press release anywhere, including on other websites.
Members may not enter more than 3 links to the same website domain in any press release. Links to the website of the user’s choice are already provided. Search engines penalise ‘spam’ links in online content and ‘over-linking’ is not in our Members’ best interests.
Pitch Society will at no time send a single press release to more than 20 media categories simultaneously. This proviso is designed to ensure the service results in targeted and effective distribution of press releases to media; that the service is not used to indiscriminately bombard recipients with press releases; and to ensure that the system does not breach the Spam Act or their equivalent in your country of residence.
Pitch Society also reserves the right to reject any press release that the service moderator believes is not suited to the selected media categories.
We reserve the right to correct any typographical error in a press release or error in pricing or product information on the Site without notice.
Disclaimer of Warranties
By registering to become a member of Pitch Society or by logging in to the website and/or using the service, you agree that use of the website is entirely at your own risk, including any subsequent media interviews or media coverage or other result obtained.
No warranties, assurances or agreements are provided, except those limited to publishing the press release, once approved, to the Pitch Society website, and emailing it to selected media.
Pitch Society and its owner NewsGallery do not warrant that its services will meet any other expectations or requirements; or that they will be free from delay or error, excepting in jurisdictions that legislate against exclusion of warranties.
Limitation of Liability
By using the Pitch Society service, you agree that Pitch Society and its associated businesses, such as NewsGallery, Kondotto.com and Newsmaker.com.au, will not be held liable for any improper or incorrect use of the website or materials, including all press releases and commentator profiles. Pitch Society and its associated businesses assume no responsibility for any user’s activities on the website or for the inaccuracy of any content on the website or in a press release or in any subsequent media coverage or publishing elsewhere, including other websites.
IN NO EVENT WILL PITCH SOCIETY OR ITS ASSOCIATED BUSINESSES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE WEBSITE OR THE MATERIALS ON THE WEBSITE OR THE INACCURACY OF ANY CONTENT ON THE WEBSITE, HOWEVER CAUSED, UNDER ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY. THIS DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY APPLIES TO ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY UNDER ANY CAUSE OF ACTION, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE CAUSED BY ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS OR BUG, COMMUNICATION LINE FAILURE, THEFT, DESTRUCTION OR ALTERATION OF OR UNAUTHORISED ACCESS TO THE WEBSITE OR CONTENT ON THE WEBSITE. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO SOME OR ALLOF THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
Disclaimer of Liability for Third Party Content and Links
The content of all press releases published on or distributed from this website is the sole responsibility of the originating party. You agree that Pitch Society and its associated businesses are not responsible and will not be held liable for any third party content on the website or any third-party content, products or services available on other websites accessed through links from the Pitch Society website. Links to third-party sites are for your convenience only, and their inclusion on the Pitch Society website does not imply any endorsement, guarantee, warranty or representation by Pitch Society or its associated businesses.
The Pitch Society website and all materials on the website, including, without limitation, “Pitch Society” and all other trademarks and logos on the website, are protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as specifically permitted in this Agreement, the Pitch Society Membership agreement or by express written consent of NewsGallery, you may not use the website or the material on the website in any manner.
Website users, whether registered or not registered, may not use Pitch Society press releases, images, blogs, other content, services, databases or website for any other purposes, including, without limitation, to store, aggregate, reproduce, screenscrape or distribute information available on the website in any manner or to compete directly or indirectly with Pitch Society or its owner NewsGallery Pty Ltd.
Rights Reserved / Change in Terms
Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved. NewsGallery and its associated businesses reserve the right to make changes to these terms and conditions at any time and for any reason by posting a notice on the website home page. All such changes will become effective 10 days after posting of such notice. Your continued use of the website after the date such changes become effective will constitute your acceptance of the changes and your agreement to be legally bound by any modifications or amendments to these terms and conditions.
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