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PLEASE READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING TERMS OF USE FOR THIS WEB SITE (“TOU”) BEFORE USING THIS SITE. By continuing to access, link to, or use this site, or any service on this site, you signify YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THE TOU. Autonomous Non-Profit Organisation “TV- Novosti” (“RT”) reserves the right to amend, remove, or add to the TOU at any time. Such modifications shall be effective immediately. Accordingly, please continue to review the TOU whenever accessing, linking to, or using this site. Your access, link to, or use of the site, or any service on this site, after the posting of modifications to the TOU will constitute YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THE TOU, as modified. If, at any time, you do not wish to accept the TOU, you may not access, link to, or use the site.

1. General terms

1. User Consent to the TOU.

You represent that you have read and agree to be bound by the TOU.

The entire contents of RTs' website including but not limited to text, content, photographs, video, audio and graphics (Content), is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, international treaties, and/or other proprietary rights and laws of the Russian Federation and international laws and treaties. The Content is also protected as a collective work or compilation under Russian copyright and other laws and treaties.

All individual articles, columns and other elements making up the Content are also copyrighted works. You agree to abide by all applicable copyright and other laws, as well as any additional copyright notices or restrictions contained in the Content.

You may not modify, publish, translate, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit, any of the Content, in whole or in part.

Except as specifically permitted by the TOU, you may not copy or make any use of the Content or any portion thereof. Except as specifically permitted herein, you shall not use the Content, or the names of any individual participant in, or contributor to, the Content, or any variations or derivatives thereof, for any purpose, without RT’s prior written approval.

You may download copyrighted material for your private use only. Except as otherwise expressly permitted under Russian copyright law, no copying, redistribution, retransmission, publication or commercial exploitation of downloaded material will be permitted without the express permission of RT and the copyright owner.

In the event of any permitted copying, redistribution or publication of copyrighted material, no changes in or deletion of author attribution, trademark legend or copyright notice shall be made.

Any unlawful use of the website can result in legal action.

These TOU shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Russian Federation.

2. Privacy & Cookies

We don’t store any personal information about you, but we collect, by default, standard data such as your IP address or additional data like anonymous labels, through labels and information provided by OS in order to understand services are being used or to benefit from push notification.

In addition, we may collect, by default, standard data such as your IP address or additional data like anonymous labels, through labels and information provided by OS in order to understand how RT web site are being used or to benefit from push notification.

Most websites you visit will use cookies in order to improve your user experience by enabling that website to ‘remember’ you, either for the duration of your visit or for repeat visits. They are used for various reasons such as saving your search preferences, helping you to register for our services or providing you with targeted advertising. Thus, the cookies allow you to facilitate your visit on our website and they help to meet your expectations.

You can view and manage cookies in your browser including blocking or deleting them completely, please refer to your browser manufacturer’s help documentation on how to do this.

3. Disclaimer

The RT Content, including the information, names, images, pictures, logos and icons regarding or relating to RT, it’s products and services (or to third party products and services), is provided "as is" and on an "is available" basis without any representations or any kind of warranty made (whether express or implied by law), including the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.

We cannot ensure that you will be satisfied with any products or services that you purchase from a third-party site that links to or from the RT website or third-party content on our sites. We do not endorse any of the merchandise, nor have we taken any steps to confirm the accuracy or reliability of, any of the information contained in such third-party sites or content.

4. Limitation of Liability

Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall we be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the site or materials or functions on our site, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages.

RT suggests to watch over children when they use the website, RT is not responsible for consequences of children’s access to the website.

5. Use of Materials

RT.com encourages free re-use of its materials for non-commercial purposes. All content published on the RT.com web page, such as texts, articles, official publications and other documents, with exceptions listed below, can be reused without any payment or written license, provided that:

- the source is indicated as RT.com and the hyperlink is provided;

- when re-use involves modifications to the content or text, this must be stated clearly to the end user of the information.

The permission granted above does not extend to any material for which copyright is identified as belonging to a third-party, such as photos, videos, documents, images, links, hyperlinks, graphics, gifs, apps, games, promotional contents. Except as otherwise expressly permitted by RT, such materials may not be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, displayed or distributed in any way. The RT logo and trademark are excluded from the above-mentioned general permission, except if they are redistributed as an integral part of an RT publication and if the publication is redistributed unchanged. When reuse involves translations of publications or modifications to the text, this must be stated clearly to the end user of the information, provided that all references to the original content are mentioned.