Website Terms of Service
Welcome to PCB
http://www.pcb.com.pk/ is an Internet service owned and operated by Pakistan Cricket Board ("PCB"). PCB is dedicated to providing visitors to the Website with a highly interactive and positive experience, while at the same time protecting our rights and the rights of our users. We have developed these Terms of Service to govern your use of the Website, and we, along with our affiliates, partners and advertisers, provide content and services to you subject to the following conditions. Your use of the Website tells us you have read and agreed to these Terms of Service. Please read them carefully. These Terms of Service are a binding contract between you and PCB, regarding your use of the Website. If you do not agree with any of these terms, please exit the Website.
1. The Website Content
1.1 All of the information, content, services and software displayed on, transmitted through, or used in connection with the Website, including for example, advertising, directories, guides, articles, opinions, reviews, text, photographs, images, illustrations, audio clips, video, html, source and object code, software, data, and all other matters related to this website, including without limitation, the selection and arrangement of the aforementioned and the "look and feel" of this website (collectively, the "Content"), are protected under applicable copyrights and other proprietary (including but not limited to intellectual property) rights and are the intellectual property of PCB, and its affiliated companies, licensors and suppliers. PCB actively protects its rights to the Content to the fullest extent of the law. The copying, rearrangement, broadcast, rewriting for broadcast or publication, redistribution, modification, use or publication by you in any medium, directly or indirectly, of any such matters or any part of the Website, including the removal or alteration of advertising, except for limited rights of use granted hereunder, is strictly prohibited. You may not use such material except as provided in these Terms of Service.
1.2 The Content includes logotypes, trademarks and service marks (collectively "Marks") owned by PCB, and Marks owned by other information providers and third parties. For example, "PCB" is a registered trademark of Pakistan Cricket Board. No Marks may be used in any manner unless approved in advance, in writing by PCB.
1.3 You may use the Content online and solely for your personal, non-commercial use, and you may download or print a single copy of any portion of the Content for your personal, non-commercial use, provided you do not remove any trademark, copyright or other notice contained in such Content. No other use is permitted unless otherwise expressly permitted by PCB. You may not, for example, republish the Content on any Internet, Intranet or Extranet site or incorporate the Content in any database, compilation, archive or cache or store the Content in electronic form on your computer or mobile device unless otherwise expressly permitted by PCB. You may not distribute any of the Content to others, whether or not for payment or other consideration, and you may not modify, copy, frame, reproduce, sell, publish, transmit, display or otherwise use any portion of the Content without securing the prior written consent of PCB.
1.4 Requests to use the Content for any purpose other than as permitted in this paragraph should be submitted as directed on the Website.
1.5 Free access to the content made available to you on the Website is possible due to the paid advertising that appears on the Website. Without this advertising, we would not be able to provide you with this content for free. In exchange for your free access to this content, you agree that you will not, and will not permit any third party to, remove, obstruct, modify or otherwise interfere with the delivery or display of advertisements on the Website.
1.6 You may not frame or utilize framing techniques that involve any trademark, logo, copyrighted material or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of any portion of the Website without our express written consent. You may not alter or modify in any way, the Website including but not limited to using any software to suppress or alter the display of advertising on the pages of the Website. In addition, you agree not to decompile, reverse engineer or disassemble any software or other products or processes accessible through the Website, not to insert any code or product or manipulate the content of the Website in any way that affects the user's experience, and not to use any data mining, robots, cancel bots, Trojan horse, or any data gathering or extraction method in connection with your use of the Website.
1.7 PCB respects the intellectual property of others. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement or are aware of any infringing material placed by any third party on the Website, please contact our designated copyright agent, in writing, either by email at [email protected] by regular mail at Pakistan Cricket Board, Qaddafi Stadium, Lahore, Postal Code 540000, Attn: Legal Department, and provide the designated copyright agent with the following information:
- A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
- Identification of the copyright work claimed to have been infringed;
- Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to locate the material;
- Information sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party, including address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
- A statement that the complaining party has a good-faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
- A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Please note that attachments cannot be accepted at the e-mail address for security reasons. Accordingly, any notification of infringement submitted electronically with an attachment will not be received or processed. PCB will terminate the account of any user that is determined to be a repeat copyright infringer.
2. Membership and Registration
2.2 If you become a member of the Website, you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password, and agree you will not sell, transfer or assign your membership or any membership rights. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and for restricting access to your computer so that others may not access the Website using your name in whole or in part. PCB reserves the right to terminate membership and deny access to the Website to any person who violates these Terms of Service.
3. Other Information Content Providers: Non-Staff Bloggers, Commenters, Microsoft, Etc.
3.1 The Website is a distributor of content supplied by other information content providers such as non-staff bloggers, commenters, Microsoft, etc. We use these providers to enhance your experience on the Website. The Website is not responsible for the statements and opinions expressed by those content providers. Responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of such content lies solely with those content providers and is not guaranteed by PCB. Each of those providers have their own "terms of service" on their websites.
PCB is not the publisher of such information and is therefore not liable for any delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions in such content. Given the volume of information posted by such providers, the Website cannot and does not monitor all of the information posted to the Website and assumes no duty to monitor the Website for inappropriate or inaccurate content. Neither PCB nor its affiliates or employees shall be liable to any user or anyone else for claims of defamation, libel, slander, infringement, invasion of privacy and publicity rights, obscenity, pornography, fraud or misrepresentation arising from such content. Notwithstanding the foregoing, PCB reserves the right to remove information provided by other information content providers at any time in its sole discretion.
4. User-Generated Content: Comments
4.1 The Website's interactive areas are provided to give users an interesting and stimulating forum to express their opinions and share their ideas and information. To protect your safety, please use your best judgment when submitting information to the Website. We particularly discourage divulging personal phone numbers and addresses or other information that can be used to identify or locate you in public areas of the Website. The Website reserves the right to delete, move or edit any submission at any time, for any reason or in its discretion, but has no obligation to review or remove any such content.
4.2 By placing material on, or communicating with, the Website, including for example by posting a comment to a blog story, you represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content that you provide, that the content is accurate, that it does not violate these Terms of Service, and that it will not cause injury to any person or entity. You grant PCB, its affiliates and related entities, including the Website, a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, copy, modify, display, archive, store, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works from all information you provide to us in any public area of the Website, in any form, media, software or technology of any kind now existing or developed in the future. Without limiting the generality of the previous sentence, you authorize PCB to include the information you provide in a searchable format that may be accessed by users of the Website and other PCBs' websites. You also grant PCB and its affiliates and related entities the right to use your name and any other information about you that you provide in connection with its use and with the reproduction or distribution of such material, and also grant PCB the right to use any material, information, ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in any communication you send to us for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to developing, manufacturing and marketing products using such information. All rights in this paragraph are granted without the need for additional compensation of any sort to you.
4.3 Please note that PCB does not accept unsolicited materials or ideas for use or publication. PCB is not responsible for the similarity of any of its content or programming in any media to materials or ideas transmitted to PCB.
5. Posting Rules
5.1 Interactive areas of the Website are intended to encourage public debate. We expect people to differ - judgment and opinion are subjective things - and we encourage freedom of speech and a marketplace of ideas. But by using these areas of the Website, you are participating in a community that is intended for all our users. Therefore, we reserve the right to remove any content posted on the Website at any time for any reason. Decisions as to whether content violates any PCBs' posting rule will be made by PCB in its discretion after we have actual notice of such posting. Without limiting our right to remove content, we have attempted to provide the following guidelines to those posting content on the Website. When using the Website, please do not post material that:
- contains vulgar, profane, abusive or hateful language, epithets or slurs, text or illustrations in poor taste, inflammatory attacks of a personal, racial or religious nature, or expressions of bigotry, racism, discrimination or hate.
- is defamatory, threatening, disparaging, grossly inflammatory, false, misleading, deceptive, fraudulent, inaccurate, unfair, contains gross exaggeration or unsubstantiated claims, violates the privacy rights of any third party, is unreasonably harmful or offensive to any individual or community, contains any actionable statement, or tends to mislead or reflect unfairly on any other person, business or entity.
- violates any right of PCB or any third party.
- discriminates on the grounds of race, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation or disability, or refers to such matters in any manner prohibited by law.
- violates any municipal, state or federal law, rule, regulation or ordinance, or attempts to encourage such an evasion or violation.
- unfairly interferes with any third party's uninterrupted use and enjoyment of the Website.
- advertises, promotes or offers to trade any goods or services, except in areas specifically designated for such purpose.
- uploads copyrighted or other proprietary material of any kind on the Website without the express permission of the owner of that material.
- uses or attempts to use another's account, password, service or system except as expressly permitted by these Terms of Service.
- includes images, photos, articles or other content that constitutes, promotes or encourages illegal acts, violation of any right of any individual or entity, violation of any local, state, national or international law, rule, guideline or regulation, or otherwise creates liability.
- uploads or transmits viruses or other harmful, disruptive or destructive files.
- disrupts, interferes with, or otherwise harms or violates the security of the Website, or any services, system resources, accounts, passwords, servers or networks connected to or accessible through the Website or affiliated or linked sites.
- "inflames" any individual or entity (e.g., sends repeated messages related to another user and/or makes derogatory or offensive comments about another individual), or repeats prior posting of the same message under multiple threads or subjects.
- is unrelated to the specific interactive area or the interactive area's topic.
- disguises the origin of the post.
- collects or stores other users' personal data.
A violation of certain of posting rules may be referred to law enforcement authorities. PCB reserves the right to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any law, regulation or governmental request.
6. Website Security Rules
6.1 You are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of the Website, including, without limitation, (a) accessing data not intended for you or logging into a server or account which you are not authorized to access, (b) attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization, (c) attempting to interfere with service to any user, host or network, including, without limitation, via means of submitting a virus to the Website, overloading, "flooding", "mail bombing" or "crashing", or (d) forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any e-mail, forum, or newsgroup posting. Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability. PCB will investigate occurrences which may involve such violations and may involve, and cooperate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting those who are involved in such violations.
7. Communications With Third Parties Through the Website
7.1 Your dealings or communications through the Website with any party other than the Website are solely between you and that third party. For example, certain areas of the Website may allow you to conduct transactions or purchase goods or services. In most cases, these transactions will be conducted by our third-party partners and vendors. Under no circumstances will PCB be liable for any goods, services, resources or content available through such third party dealings or communications, or for any harm related thereto. Please review carefully that third party's policies and practices and make sure you are comfortable with those policies and practices before you engage in any transaction. Any complaints, concerns or questions you may have relating to materials provided by third parties should be forwarded directly to the third party.
8. Software Available On This Website
8.1 Any software that is made available to download from the Website ("Software") is the copyrighted work of PCBs' suppliers. Use of the Software is governed by the terms of the end-user license agreement, if any, which accompanies or is included with the Software ("License Agreement"). End users shall not install or use any Software that is accompanied by or includes a License Agreement, unless the end user first agrees to the License Agreement terms. Any such Software is not available to users in territories where its distribution is prohibited by law.
9. International Users
9.1 The Website is controlled, operated and administered by PCB from its offices within Pakistan. PCB makes no representation that materials or the Content available through the Website are appropriate or available for use outside Pakistan and access to them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. You may not use the Website or export the Content in violation of laws and regulations. If you access the Website from a location outside Pakistan, you are responsible for compliance with all local laws.
10.1 E-Mail Addresses
10.1 PCB respects the privacy of its readers. However, PCB does make available for rental its list of those registrants who have expressly provided us with their permission to receive third party information and offers as part of their user profile. Registrants may change their user profile at any time by visiting the "edit my profile" page at…………..
11.1 PCB shall have the right, at its discretion, to change, modify, add or remove terms of this agreement at any time without notice. Changes shall be effective immediately. You agree to review this agreement periodically since subsequent use by you of the Website shall constitute your acceptance of any changes. PCB shall have the right at any time to change or discontinue any aspect of the Website, including, but not limited to, the community areas, content, hours of availability and equipment needed for access to use. Such changes, modifications, additions or deletions shall be effective immediately upon posting and any subsequent use by you after such posting shall conclusively be deemed to be acceptance by you of such changes, modifications or deletions.