Terms of Use

Access to and use of this site (http://www.monitor.co.ug) is provided by Daily Monitor but is subject to the following terms:

By using this website you agree to be legally bound by these Terms of Use (ToU), which shall take effect immediately on your first use of www.monitor.co.ug, hereinafter referred to as Monitor Online. If you do not agree to be legally bound by all the following terms please do not access and/or use Monitor Online.

Changes are continuously made to these terms at any time by posting new information online. Please review these terms regularly to ensure you are aware of any changes made. Your continued use of this website even after changes have been made means you agree to be legally bound by these terms as updated and/or amended. Notice that no notification may be made to users of this website before or after changes have been made.

Copying/reproduction/use of material from monitor.co.ug
You may not copy, reproduce, republish, download, post, broadcast, transmit, make available to the public, or otherwise use content from Monitor Online in any way except for your own personal, non-commercial or educational/research use. You also agree not to adapt, alter or create a derivative work from any Monitor Online content except for your own personal, non-commercial or educational/research use. Any other use of Monitor Online content requires the prior written permission of the Daily Monitor.

Guidelines on using content:

- Where this content is utilised on an online medium, the user will be required to link back to Monitor Online for as long as such content runs. This is a requirement that all users in this category must fulfil, be they owners of profit or not-for-profit portals.

- Where such content is utilised through a print medium, the user will be required to credit Daily Monitor/Monitor Online, and in the case of Monitor Online, supply to their readership the website address of the Monitor website (http://www.monitor.co.ug).

- Where content is utilised through a broadcast medium, a user shall be required to credit Daily Monitor/Monitor Online by specifically mentioning either or both as the source.

Lawful use of monitor.co.ug
You agree to use Monitor Online 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 website. Prohibited behaviour includes harassing or causing distress or inconvenience to any person, transmitting obscene or offensive content, posting material with a malicious intention to harm the reputation of an individual/organisation or disrupting the normal flow of dialogue within Monitor Online.

Content on this website, including the information, names, images, pictures, logos and icons regarding or relating to the Daily Monitor/Monitor Online, its 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) to the extent permitted by law, including the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.

Under no circumstances will Daily Monitor/Monitor Online be liable for any of the following losses or damage (whether such 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 Monitor Online, regardless of the form of action.

Daily Monitor/Monitor Online does not warrant that functions and/or features contained in on this site will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that monitor.co.ug or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs.

Intellectual Property
The names, images and logos identifying the Daily Monitor, Monitor Online or third parties and their products and services are subject to copyright, design rights and trade marks of Daily Monitor, Monitor Online, and/or third parties.
Nothing contained in these terms shall be construed as conferring by implication or otherwise any licence or right to use any trademark, patent, design right or copyright of Daily Monitor, Monitor Online, or any other third party.

Contributions/submissions to The Monitor Online
Where you are invited to submit any contribution to Monitor Online (including any text, photographs, graphics, video or audio) you agree, by submitting your contribution, to grant Daily Monitor/Monitor Online a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive, sub-licenseable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, play, make available to the public, and exercise all copyright and publicity rights with respect to your contribution worldwide and/or to incorporate your contribution in other works in any media now known or later developed for the full term of any rights that may exist in your contribution. If you do not want to grant to Daily Monitor/Monitor Online the rights set out above, please do not submit your contribution to this website.

Following through on the paragraph above, you guarantee to Daily Monitor/Monitor Online that any material you have submitted:
- is your contribution;
- is your own original work and that you have the right to make it available to Daily Monitor/Monitor Online.
- is not defamatory; and
- does not infringe any law; and you agree to indemnify Daily Monitor/Monitor Online against all legal fees, damages and other expenses that may be incurred by The Monitor as a result of your breach of the above warranty; and
- waive any moral rights in your contribution for the purposes of its submission to and publication on Monitor Online and the purposes specified above.

Polls and comments

The Polls conducted on monitor.co.ug are accurate and give a reasonable representation of the public's thoughts. The user must be registered in order to vote. The polls are specially designed to allow only one vote per user. This is achieved by registering the user's IP address thus preventing them from voting again and compromising the results of the poll.

monitor.co.ug is not responsible for content posted in public polls and user comments section and does not endorse any of the options available in the polls, but rather encourages voters to express their opinions. All voters are subject to our Terms of Use.

Monitor Online Community Rules
You agree to use Monitor Online communities (including message boards, chat rooms and Monitor ezines) in accordance with the following Community Rules. These apply across all Monitor Online community sites and services:

1. Civility
All contributions must be civil. Monitor Online site administration staff reserves the right to remove material deemed to be unfit for the website, without prior notification of its originator. Civil and distasteful material shall also include disruptive, offensive or abusive contributions or contributions made with the intention of causing trouble.

2. Lawful content
All content that is unlawful, harassing, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harmful, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, racially offensive or otherwise objectionable material is not acceptable on Monitor Online. Contributing material with the intention of committing or promoting an illegal act is strictly prohibited.

You may not submit any defamatory or illegal material of any nature to any of Monitor Online’s communities/ezines. This includes text, graphics, video, programs or audio.
You agree to only submit materials which are your own original work. You must not violate, plagiarise, or infringe the rights of third parties including copyright, trade mark, trade secrets, privacy, publicity, personal or proprietary rights.

3. Technical abuse of monitor.co.ug communities
Such abuse includes but is not limited to multiple logins for the purpose of disrupting any Monitor Online community or annoying other users or the community moderator, as well as spamming (i.e. posting the same thread several times).

4. Advertising or marketing positions from Monitor’s communities
No advertising or marketing or giving publicity due or undue to a cause without the prior permission of Monitor Online is permitted. Similarly, you may not refer to/make mention of specific URLs (web site addresses) without first receiving the permission of a community moderator or Monitor Online.

5. Mode of communication
Contributions shall be made only in English. Contributions containing languages other than English are not permitted and will be removed.

6. User names (ids)
No inappropriate (e.g. vulgar, offensive etc) user names are allowed especially when signing up for membership on any Monitor Online community. Failure to abide by this rule shall lead to a termination of your membership.

7. Use of personal information
Unless expressly necessary, do not submit vital personal information to any of our communities. Such information may include but is not limited to names, physical and postal addresses, bank account/credit card information etc. You shall be duly notified when you are required to provide information that is of a personal name, and this shall be treated with utmost confidentiality.

The views expressed in Monitor Online’s communities/ezines are those of members of the public/users of this website and are not necessarily those of Daily Monitor/Monitor Online.

Failure to abide by these terms may lead to a suspension from use of a service/services of Monitor Online (where applicable), total discontinuation of a service to a user (where applicable), or prosecution in the courts of law in extreme circumstances.