Terms of Use

Last Updated February 2, 2011

Welcome to TheNewsFunnel.com. This website is owned and operated by The News Funnel, LLC. Please read these Terms and Conditions of Use carefully before using or obtaining any content, products, or services through this website.

Access to and use of this Website is subject to acceptance of the Terms and Conditions of Use set forth below (the "Terms and Conditions"), which includes our Privacy Policy. By accessing, using or obtaining any content, products, or services through this Website, you agree to be bound by these terms. If you do not accept all of these terms, then you should not use this Website.

Definitions

In this document, the following defined terms shall have the following corresponding meanings.
"Content" means the text, documents, information, data, articles, images, photographs, graphics, software, applications, video recordings, audio recordings, sounds, designs, features, and other materials that are stored or otherwise available on the Website. "Content" also includes Marks and Products and Services, as well as all Communications and Materials.
“Communications and Materials” means all comments, narrative works, images and other data and information posted by or otherwise contributed or communicated to this website by you.
"Mark" means thenewsfunnel.com, The News Funnel, LLC and any other trademark, trade name, service mark, trade dress, logo, brand or other identifying mark proprietary to, or licensed to, The News Funnel.
"Member" means an individual who has registered with the Website. Members choose a Member ID and a password.
"Member ID" means the e-mail address a Member uses (with his or her password) to login to our Website as a Member.
"Products and Services" means all goods and services offered for sale on the Website from time-to-time.
"Provider" means The News Funnel’s licensors, suppliers, information providers, and service providers.
"The News Funnel", "we", “us” and “our” means The News Funnel, LLC, the owner and operator of the Website, together with its affiliates.
"Website" means this website, together with the respective Content, Marks, Products and Services available from this Website, as well as the software used to operate the Website.

Scope and Terms

Website

These Terms govern your use of this Website and all Content and Products and Services available through this Website. You agree to be bound by these Terms, and to use the Website in strict compliance with all applicable laws, rulings and regulations, and in a manner that does not negatively reflect on the goodwill or reputation of The News Funnel and its Providers.

Use

This Website aggregates and delivers news and other information in the fields of business, provides an on-line news portal featuring original news stories and articles, press releases, and links to news stories and articles in the fields of general business, politics, marketing and advertising media, and distributes press releases and other advertisements and commercial announcements to the media, investment community, investors and the general public via a global computer network.

Additional Terms

Additional terms may apply when you purchase Products and Services. For example, if you purchase a Product manufactured by a third party, the manufacturer’s warranties will apply to that Product. You agree to abide by the terms and conditions imposed by any Provider, including payment of all amounts when due, and compliance with all rules and restrictions regarding the availability of Products and Services.

Age restriction

Minors (as defined under the laws of their jurisdiction or residence) are not eligible to register for or use the Products and Services available on the Website. The Website is not intended for children. If you are under 13 you should not access this Website or provide to us any identifying information about yourself.

Responsible party

When you register as a Member on this Website, you will create a Member ID and a password. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your Member ID and password. In addition, you will be financially accountable for all use of our Website by you and anyone using your password and login information. You should not share your Member ID and password with others, as this will enable them to access sensitive personal information about you, including User Information (as defined in the Privacy Policy).

Changes

These Terms were last changed in February 2, 2011. The News Funnel may modify these Terms at any time and such modification shall be effective upon posting by The News Funnel on the Website. When we post modifications to these Terms, you can request access to prior versions by sending email to: customersupport@thenewsfunnel.com.

Use of the Website

License

The News Funnel grants you a limited, personal, nontransferable, non-sublicensable, revocable license to access and use the Website only as expressly permitted in these Terms. Except for this limited license, we do not grant you any other rights or license with respect to this Website or our Marks. Any rights or license not expressly granted herein are reserved. Unless we have granted you permission in advance and in writing, you may use the Website only for your personal, non-commercial use, and not to provide services to a third party.

No Copy, Distribution, or Sale

You may download, display, or print a limited number of copies, but not more than ten copies, of any portion of the Content displayed on the Website. If you do so, you may not modify the Content in any way and must retain all proprietary marks, such as the © symbol, found on such Content. The above limitations, and those set forth below, do not apply to Communications and Materials that you have personally authored. There are no limitations on what you can do with your own Communications and Materials so long as your use does not interfere with The News Funnel’s rights set forth below in Section 6, Intellectual Property.

Except as provided above, you may not:

  • Copy, reproduce, upload, post, display, republish, distribute or transmit any part of the Content in any form whatsoever;
  • Use a frame or border environment around the Website, or other framing technique to enclose any portion or aspect of the Website, or mirror or replicate any portion of the Website;
  • Modify, translate into any language or computer language, or create derivative works from, any Content or any other aspect of this Website;
  • Reverse engineer any part of this Website; or
  • Sell, offer for sale, transfer, or license the Content or any portion of the Website in any form to any third parties.

Other Limitations

Unless otherwise provided within these Terms, or unless specific applicable law requires The News Funnel to allow you to do so, you may not do any of the following without the prior written consent of The News Funnel:

  • Use any robot, spider, other automatic device, or manual process to monitor Content;
  • Use or access the Website in any way that, in our reasonable judgment, adversely affects the performance or function of the Website, or any other computer systems or networks used by The News Funnel, other Website users or Members;
  • Upload or transmit to the Website or use any device, software or routine that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, or other computer programming routines that may damage, interfere or attempt to interfere with, intercept, the normal operation of our Website, or appropriate the Website or any system, or take any action that imposes an unreasonable load on our computer equipment, or that infringes upon the rights of a third party;
  • Use any device, software, or routine that interferes, or attempts to interfere, with the normal operation of the Website, or take any action that imposes an unreasonable load on our equipment; or
  • Disguise the origin of the information transmitted through the Website.

Member ID and Password

Access to certain pages, functionality and features of the Website may from time-to-time only be available to registered Members. If you believe your Member ID or password has been stolen or is otherwise being used without your authorization, you can change them at www.thenewsfunnel.com/user.

Termination

The News Funnel, in its sole discretion, may, at any time and without advance notice or liability, terminate or restrict your access to all or any component of our Website, even if access continues to be allowed to others. Upon such termination or suspension, you must immediately discontinue use of the Website, and destroy any copy you have made of any portion of the Website. Accessing the Website after such termination, suspension, or discontinuation shall constitute an act of trespass. The News Funnel shall not be responsible to you for such suspension or termination.

Changes

Any aspect of the Website may be changed, supplemented, deleted, updated, discontinued, suspended, or modified at any time, and without prior notice to you. However, we make no commitment to update the information contained on this Website. You agree that The News Funnel shall not be liable to you for any delay or other damages that might result from such modification, suspension, or discontinuance.

Privacy and Security

Privacy

Your use of the Website is subject to our Privacy Policy. You agree that you have read our Privacy Policy, and it is reasonable and acceptable to you.

Security

We make reasonable attempts to exclude viruses and other malicious code from the Website, but cannot ensure that the Website will be at all times free from viruses or other destructive software, such as trojan horses, tapeworms and the like. You are urged to take appropriate safeguards before downloading Content or other information or data from the Website. We assume no responsibility for any damages to computer equipment or other property that may result from use of the Website or downloading anything from the Website. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU USE THE WEBSITE AT YOUR OWN RISK.

You acknowledge that computer systems and the transmission of data via the Internet are inherently insecure, and no amount of security can guarantee that data stored on computers or transmitted via the Internet will not be improperly accessed, used, altered or otherwise tampered with by others. The News Funnel has implemented what we consider to be commercially reasonable technical and organizational measures designed to secure your Identifying Information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration or disclosure. However, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third-parties will never be able to defeat those measures or use information provided by you for improper purposes. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU PROVIDE INFORMATION AND STORE DATA ON THE SITE AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Services and Content

Availability

We will use our reasonable commercial efforts to keep our Website available on a 24-hour/7-day-a-week basis, subject to necessary scheduled down-time for maintenance, unscheduled maintenance, and system outages. We cannot promise that access to the Website will be uninterrupted or available at all times. We assume no liability or responsibility for any delay, interruption, or down-time.

Content

The Content is intended for informational purposes only. Although we exercise reasonable efforts to ensure its quality and accuracy, there might be errors, or the information provided may not be complete, current, or applicable to your particular situation. To the extent any Content consists of news releases, press releases and other content provided by third parties, we make no effort to independently verify the quality, accuracy or reliability of such Content, and assume no responsibility for that Content. Further, information provided regarding the Products and Services and other amenities, products, etc. offered or promoted on the Website have in some cases been provided to us by the third-party vendor. We assume no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in such Content. You are responsible for evaluating the accuracy, completeness, and usefulness of any opinion, advice, or other Content available through the Website.

Your Comments and other Submissions

Any Communications and Materials you transmit to The News Funnel, whether through the Website, by electronic mail or otherwise will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary. By making Communications and Materials available on the Website, you represent and warrant that:

  • the downloading, copying and use of the Communications and Materials will not infringe the proprietary rights, including but not limited to the copyright, patent, trademark or trade secret rights, of any third party;
  • you own the copyright in such Communications and Materials or have a license that authorizes you to post it on this Website subject to these Terms and Conditions;
  • if your employer has rights to intellectual property incorporated or otherwise covering or embodied by the Communications and Materials, you have either (i) received express permission from your employer to post or make available the Communications and Materials, including but not limited to any software, or (ii) secured from your employer a waiver as to all rights in or to the Communications and Materials necessary to pass through to us the rights licensed;
  • you have fully complied with any third-party licenses relating to the Communications and Materials, and have done all things necessary to successfully pass through to us and any other users of this Website any required terms including the rights licensed to us in accordance with Section 6 below, under the heading “License”;the Communications and Materials do not contain or install any viruses, worms, malware, Trojan horses or other harmful or destructive programming;
  • the Communications and Materials are not spam, are not machine- or randomly-generated, and do not contain unethical or unwanted commercial content designed to drive traffic to third party websites or boost the search engine rankings of third party websites, or to further unlawful acts (such as phishing) or mislead recipients as to the source of the material (such as spoofing);
  • the Communications and Materials are not a false representation of objective information, pornographic, sexually explicit, libelous or defamatory, do not contain threats or incite violence towards individuals or entities, and do not violate the privacy or publicity rights of any third party.

Prohibited Content

The News Funnel may delete any Content that in the sole judgment of The News Funnel violates these Terms and Conditions or which may be offensive, illegal or violate the rights, harm, or threaten the safety of any person or for any other reason at The News Funnel’s sole discretion. Please choose carefully the Content you post on the Website and that you provide to other users. Any Content you post on the Website may not include photographs, videos, sound and/or any other materials that, in the sole and absolute discretion of The News Funnel, contains nudity or any obscene, lewd, violent, harassing, defamatory, libelous, false, infringing, inflammatory, sexually explicit or otherwise objectionable subject matter, or Content the posting of which would otherwise violate these Terms and Conditions (“Prohibited Content”). Despite this prohibition, The News Funnel cannot police all Content posted on the Website and, accordingly, information provided by other Website users may contain Prohibited Content and The News Funnel assumes no responsibility or liability for this material. If you become aware of the posting of Prohibited Content or any other misuse of the Website or any Products and Services by any person, please contact The News Funnel at customersupport@thenewsfunnel.com.

The following is a partial list of the kind of Content that is illegal or prohibited to post on or through the Website. The News Funnel reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in The News Funnel's sole discretion, violates this provision, including, without limitation, removing the offending communication from the Website and terminating the privileges of such violators. Prohibited Content includes, but is not limited to Content that, in the sole discretion of The News Funnel:

  • is offensive or promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group, individual or property;harasses or advocates harassment of another person;exploits people in a sexual or violent manner;
  • contains nudity, violence, or offensive subject matter or contains a link to an adult website;
  • promotes information that you know is false or misleading or promotes illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous;
  • promotes an illegal or unauthorized copy of another person's copyrighted work, such as providing pirated computer programs or links to them, providing information to circumvent manufacture-installed copy-protect devices, or providing pirated music or video, or links to pirated music or video files;
  • involves the transmission of "junk mail," "chain letters," or unsolicited mass mailing, instant messaging, "spimming," or "spamming";
  • contains restricted or password-only access pages or hidden pages or images (those not linked to or from another accessible page);
  • furthers or promotes any criminal activity or enterprise or provides instructional information about illegal activities including, but not limited to terrorism, making or buying illegal weapons, violating someone's privacy, or providing or creating computer viruses;solicits passwords or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other users;
  • involves commercial activities and/or sales without our prior written consent such as contests, sweepstakes, barter, advertising, or pyramid schemes;
  • infringes or misappropriates any third party's patent, trademark, service mark, copyright, moral rights, trade secrets or other intellectual property; orinvades or violates any third party's right to privacy.

Intellectual Property

Ownership Rights

This Website (including the programming for the Website) and its Content is the sole and exclusive property of The News Funnel or its licensors. The News Funnel and its licensors retain all right, title and interest (including all copyright, trademark, patent, trade secrets, and all other intellectual property rights) in the Website and its Content. The Website is protected by copyright, trademark, patent, trade secrets, unfair competition, and other laws worldwide, through the application of local laws or international treaties. Any unauthorized use, reproduction or modification of this Website may violate such laws.

License

By voluntarily submitting to us, or by posting on the Website any Communications and Materials, you grant The News Funnel a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sub-licensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute and display such Communications and Materials in any form, media or technology. This means you will not receive monetary compensation if we use Communications and Materials provided by you for commercial purposes, whether or not such use is facilitated by or otherwise conducted through the Website. We assume no responsibility for any Communications and Materials posted or submitted by you, or for the return or such Communications and Materials. We want your feedback and appreciate your ideas and suggestions, but we are unable to answer or otherwise respond to every comment individually.

Disclaimer of Warranty

The News Funnel and its Providers make no warranty of any kind regarding the Website, Content and any Products and Services, all of which are provided on an "as is" basis. The News Funnel and its Providers expressly disclaim any representation or warranty that the Website will be free from errors, viruses or other harmful components; that communications to or from the Website will be secure and not intercepted; that the Products and Services and other capabilities offered from the Website will be uninterrupted; or that the Content or any Products and Services will be accurate, complete, timely or non-infringing. The fact that The News Funnel is including or offering on the Website any Products and Services provided by a third-party Provider is not an endorsement or a recommendation of the particular Products and Services.

OTHER THAN THOSE WARRANTIES WHICH, UNDER THE LAWS APPLICABLE TO THESE TERMS OF SERVICE, ARE IMPLIED AND ARE INCAPABLE OF EXCLUSION, RESTRICTION OR MODIFICATION, The News Funnel AND ITS PROVIDERS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, INCLUDING IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND THOSE ARISING BY STATUTE OR OTHERWISE IN LAW OR FROM A COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE.

Limitation of Liability

Subject to applicable law, use of this Website and its Content, Products and Services is at your sole risk. Products and Services made available on this Website and provided by third-party Providers are subject to conditions imposed by the Providers. Providers who furnish Products and Services through this Website are independent contractors, and not agents or employees of The News Funnel. IN NO EVENT WILL The News Funnel OR ITS PROVIDERS BE LIABLE TO ANY PARTY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR OTHER CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES FOR ANY USE OF THIS WEBSITE, THE ACTS OR OMISSIONS OF PROVIDERS WHO FURNISH PRODUCTS AND SERVICES THROUGH THIS WEBSITE, OR THE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES OFFERED BY PROVIDERS THROUGH THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, THAT ARISES OUT OF OR IS IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH (I) ANY USE OF, BROWSING OR DOWNLOADING OF ANY PART OF OUR WEBSITE OR CONTENT, (II) ANY FAILURE OR DELAY (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE ANY COMPONENT OF THIS WEBSITE), OR (III) THE PERFORMANCE OR NON PERFORMANCE BY US OR ANY PROVIDER, OR (IV) ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY CAUSED BY ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS, COMMUNICATION LINE FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, ALTERATION OF, OR USE OF RECORD, EVEN IF The News Funnel AND THE PROVIDER(S) HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES TO SUCH PARTIES OR ANY OTHER PARTY.

If, despite the limitation above, The News Funnel or a Provider is found liable for any loss or damage which arises out of or is in any way connected with any of the occurrences described above in this Section 8, then The News Funnel and the Providers' liability will in no event exceed, in total, the sum of US $250.00. This limitation of liability may not be permissible under the law of some states, so the limitations above may not apply to you.

Indemnification

You agree to defend and indemnify The News Funnel and any Provider, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees and agents from and against any claim, cause of action or demand, including without limitation reasonable legal and accounting fees, in excess of the liability described above, in any action filed or commenced by any third party against The News Funnel or any Provider as a result of (1) your breach of these Terms and Conditions, (2) your violation of any law or the rights of a third party or (3) your negligence or intentionally wrongful acts or omissions.

Disputes

The laws of the State of New York (USA), without regard to its conflict of law rules, will govern these Terms and Conditions. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods will not apply to these Terms and Conditions or any Products and Services. If you take any legal action relating to your use of our Website, these Terms and Conditions or the Products and Services, you agree to file such action only in the state and federal courts located in New York County, New York (USA). In any such action or any action we may initiate, the prevailing party will be entitled to recover all legal expenses incurred in connection with the action, including but not limited to costs, both taxable and non-taxable, and reasonable attorneys' fees and expenses.

General

Your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions, and your use of the Website do not create a joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship with us. You may not assign, delegate, or transfer your rights or obligations under these Terms and Conditions. If we fail to act with respect to your breach or anyone else's breach of these Terms and Conditions on any occasion, we are not waiving our right to act with respect to future or similar breaches. If a court finds any of these Terms and Conditions to be unenforceable or invalid, that Term will be enforced to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law and the other Terms and Conditions will remain valid and enforceable. The headings in these Terms and Conditions are for your convenience and reference; they do not limit or affect these Terms and Conditions. These Terms and Conditions, together with those items made a part of these Terms and Conditions by reference, make up the entire agreement between us relating to your use of the Website, and replaces any prior understandings or agreements (whether oral or written) regarding your use of our Website.

Provisions of these Terms and Conditions

Prior Terms and Conditions

These Terms and Conditions supersede any prior Terms and Conditions relating to the use of the Website that were displayed on this Website before the date stated above.

Modifications

We may modify, revise or update these Terms and Conditions and/or the Privacy Policy, at any time, by updating this posting. You should visit this page from time to time to review the then-current Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy, because they are binding on you. Your continued use of our Website, following the posting of conspicuous notice of any modification, will be subject to the Terms and Conditions in effect at the time of your use.

Written documents

You may preserve these Terms and Conditions in written form by printing them for your records, and you waive any other requirement that these Terms and Conditions be evidenced by a written document.

Electronic Notification

To the extent that we may need to contact you, you agree that we may do so via any electronic means, including but not limited to communication posted on the Website, electronic mail, or instant messaging.

Copyright Policy

You may not use the Website or any Products and Services to post, modify, distribute, or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary materials belonging to others without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary materials. It is The News Funnel’s policy to terminate privileges of any Member or other user of the Website who infringes the copyright of others upon receipt of prompt notification to The News Funnel by the copyright owner or the copyright owner's legal agent. Without limiting the foregoing, if you believe that your work has been copied and posted on the Website in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please review and utilize our procedures for protecting your rights as set forth below.

In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. 512, The News Funnel has adopted the policy described in this Section 13 concerning copyright infringement. The News Funnel respects the legitimate rights of copyright owners and their agents and representatives. Members and others who use any part of the Website are required by these Terms to respect the legal protections provided by applicable copyright law.

Procedure for Reporting Copyright Infringements. If you believe that your work has been copied on this Website in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please provide us with the following information:

  • An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest;
  • A description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Website (including the specific URL of each item in dispute, which should help us to quickly locate the allegedly infringing material);
  • Your address, telephone number, and email address;
  • A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; andA statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or are authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner's behalf.

FAILURE TO INCLUDE ALL OF THE ABOVE INFORMATION, ESPECIALLY SPECIFIC URLS WHERE ALLEGEDLY INFRINGING MATERIALS MAY BE FOUND, WILL RESULT IN A DELAY OF THE PROCESSING OF THE DMCA NOTIFICATION AND MAY RESULT IN YOUR HAVING TO REPEAT SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE PROCESS.

Notice And Takedown.If The News Funnel receives proper notification of claimed infringement, it will respond expeditiously by removing, or disabling access to, the material that is claimed to be infringing, as described below, or to be the subject of infringing activity. The News Funnel will also comply with the appropriate provisions of the DMCA in the event a counter-notification is received, as described below.

The News Funnel may, at its discretion, deny access to this Website by, or disable and/or terminate the accounts of, Members or other users who may be infringers.

Designated Agent. Notice of claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement can be delivered as follows, by email, fax or standard mail:

The News Funnel, LLC
80 Morristown Road, PMB 249
Bernardsville NJ 07924

Attn: Michael Beckerman
Fax: 201-465-8040
Email: customersupport@thenewsfunnel.com

Upon receipt of proper notification of claimed infringement, The News Funnel will follow the procedures outlined herein and in the DMCA.

Copyright Counter-Notices. If materials you posted on the Website were removed for copyright or intellectual property infringement and you would like to dispute that removal, the process for counter-notifications is governed by Section 512(g) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act:

To file a counter-notification with us, you must provide a written communication that sets forth the items specified below.

Please note that under Section 512(f) of the Copyright Act, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification may be subject to liability. Please also be advised that we enforce a policy that provides for the termination in appropriate circumstances of Members and other users who are infringers. Accordingly, if you are not sure whether certain material infringes the copyrights of others, we suggest that you first contact an attorney.

Elements of Counter-Notification. To expedite our ability to process your counter-notification, please use the following format (including section numbers):

  • Identify the specific URLs of material that The News Funnel has removed or to which The News Funnel has disabled access.
  • Provide your full name, address, telephone number, email address and, if you are a Member, the Member name of your The News Funnel account.
  • Provide a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the judicial district in which your address is located (or New York County, New York; if your address is outside of the U.S.A.), and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification to The News Funnel in accordance with the process outlined above or an agent of such person.
  • Include the following statement: "I swear, under penalty of perjury, that I have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled."
  • Sign the notice. If you are providing notice by email, a scanned physical signature or a valid electronic signature will be accepted. Send the communication to the following address:

The News Funnel, LLC
80 Morristown Road, PMB 249
Bernardsville NJ 07924

Attn: Michael Beckerman
Fax: 201-465-8040
Email: customersupport@thenewsfunnel.com

After we receive your counter-notification, we will forward it to the party who submitted the original claim of copyright infringement. Please note that when we forward the counter-notification, it includes any of your Identifying Information set forth in the counter-notification. By submitting a counter-notification, you consent to having such Identifying Information revealed in this way. We will not forward the counter-notification to any party other than the original claimant.

After we send out the counter-notification, the claimant must then notify us within ten (10) days that he or she has filed an action seeking a court order to restrain you from engaging in infringing activity relating to the allegedly infringing material posted on the Website. If we receive such notification, we will be unable to restore the items. If we do not receive such notification, we may, but are not obligated to, reinstate the disputed item(s).

Foreign Counter-Notification: If you reside outside of the United States, please understand that filing a counter-notice may lead to legal proceedings between you and the complaining party to determine ownership. Be aware that there may be adverse legal consequences in your country or the United States if you make a false or bad faith allegation by using this process. Please also be advised that we enforce a policy that provides for the termination of access to the Website in appropriate circumstances for Members and other users who are infringers. So, if you are not sure whether materials you posted on the Website are being infringed, or are otherwise unsure of whether to file a counter-notification using these procedures, we strongly recommend you first contact a lawyer knowledgeable in the laws of the United States. If you do wish to file a counter-notice, you should follow the process set forth above under the heading “Elements of Counter-Notification.”

Disclaimer: We are not your attorneys, and the information we present here is not legal advice. We present this information for informational purposes only.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns about these Terms and Conditions or if you need further assistance with respect to access to or use of the Website or the Services and Products offered by The News Funnel, you may contact us as indicated below. We will attempt to respond to your questions or concerns promptly after we receive them.

E-mail: customersupport@thenewsfunnel.com
Mailing address: The News Funnel, LLC
80 Morristown Road, PMB 249
Bernardsville NJ 07924
Telephone: 201-465-8001
Fax: 201-465-8040