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These Terms of Service (the “Agreement”) set forth the terms and conditions that apply to your use of the Web site located at and the services and materials offered thereon (the “Service”) to you by The Middle East Media Research Institute (“MEMRI”). BY USING THIS SITE, YOU AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT JUST AS IF YOU HAD SIGNED IT. If you do not agree to be bound by this Agreement, you must immediately discontinue your use of the Service.

ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS: By using this website, you agree to be legally bound by all of the terms of this Agreement. We reserve the right to change the terms of this Agreement or to change, modify or otherwise alter any features of this website at any time and for any purpose without notice. You should visit this page regularly and review this Agreement for the current terms of this Agreement, since your continued access or use of the website will be deemed as an irrevocable acceptance of any such changes, modifications or alterations. Areas of this website within the proprietary online service offered by MEMRI may be subject to additional terms and conditions, which you should read carefully before making any use of those areas. Any such terms will not vary or replace the terms of this Agreement regarding any use of this website, unless otherwise expressly stated.

RESTRICTIONS ON USE OF MATERIALS:

(a) You may not copy, reproduce, distribute, publish, enter into a database, display, perform, modify, create derivative works, transmit, or in any way exploit any part of this website, except that you may access and display material and all other content displayed on this website for non-commercial, personal, entertainment, educational use on a single computer only. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you may not distribute any part of this website over any network, including a local area network, nor sell or offer it for sale. In addition, these files may not be used to construct any kind of database. Any authorization to copy material granted by MEMRI in any part of this website for any reason is restricted to making a single copy for non-commercial, personal, entertainment, educational use on a single computer only, and is subject to your keeping intact all copyright and other proprietary notices. Using any material on any other website or networked computer environment is prohibited.

All users are prohibited from selling, publishing, distributing, performing, or engaging in any other uses of these materials outside of this Agreement.

(b) The content on this Web Site is for your personal use only and not for commercial exploitation. Notwithstanding the foregoing and to the extent this Web Site provides electronic commerce, such buying opportunities may be made available for group as well as personal purchasing, so long as you are authorized to make purchases on behalf of such group. You may not decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, rent, lease, loan, sell, sublicense, or create derivative works from this Web Site or the Content. Nor may you use any network monitoring or discovery software to determine the site architecture, or extract information about usage, individual identities or users. You may not use any robot, spider, other automatic software or device, or manual process to monitor or copy our Web Site or the Content without MEMRI’s prior written permission. You may not use this Web Site to transmit any false, misleading, fraudulent or illegal communications. You may not copy, modify, reproduce, republish, distribute, display, or transmit for commercial, non-profit or public purposes all or any portion of this Web Site, except to the extent permitted above. Any unauthorized use of this Web Site or its Content is prohibited.

COPYRIGHTS AND TRADEMARKS: This website and all materials incorporated on this website (including, but not limited to text, photographs, graphics, video and audio content) are protected by copyrights, trade secrets or other proprietary rights under laws of the United States and other countries. All material (“Materials”) displayed or transmitted on this site, including but not limited to text, photographs, images, illustrations, video clips, audio clips, and graphics are owned by MEMRI (or a third-party as indicated on the MEMRI site), and are protected by United States and international copyright, trademarks, service marks, and other proprietary rights, laws and treaties. Except as provided in this agreement, you may not copy, reproduce, publish, transmit, transfer, sell, rent, modify, create derivative works from, distribute, repost, perform, display, or in any way commercially exploit the Materials carried on this site, nor may you infringe upon any of the copyrights or other intellectual property rights contained in the Materials. You may not remove or alter, nor cause to be removed or altered, any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notices or visual marks and logos from the Materials. You may use any of the Materials carried by MEMRI on this Web site for personal use only, provide that you do not remove nor cause to be removed any copyright, trademarks, or other proprietary notices or visual marks or logos from the Material. You may not archive or retain any of the Materials accessed on this Web site without the express written permission of MEMRI. All requests for archiving, republication or retention of any part of the Materials must be in writing to MEMRI clearly stating the item to be used, and the purpose and manner in which the Material will be used. Requests for permission to archive, retain, or republish any part of the Materials may be submitted to The Middle East Media Research Institute, P.O. Box 27837 Washington, DC 20038-7837, Phone: (202) 955-9070; Fax: (202) 955-9077; e-mail: [email protected]

Third-Party Web Sites and Links: This Web site may contain links or references to other Web sites maintained by third parties over whom MEMRI has no control. MEMRI is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of those sites. Similarly, this Web site may be accessed from third-party links over which MEMRI has no control. MEMRI makes no warranties or representations of any kind as to the accuracy, currency, or completeness of any information contained in such Web sites and shall have no liability for any damages or injuries of any kind arising from such content or information. Inclusion of any third-party link does not imply an endorsement or recommendation by MEMRI.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act – Notification of Alleged Copyright Infringement. MEMRI has registered an agent with the United States Copyright Office in accordance with the terms of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the “Act”) and avails itself of the protections under the Act. Provider reserves the right to remove any Content that allegedly infringes another person’s copyright. MEMRI will terminate, in appropriate circumstances, subscribers and account holders of the MEMRI system or network who are repeat infringers of another person’s copyright. Notices to MEMRI regarding any alleged copyright infringement should be directed to the MEMRI at The Middle East Media Research Institute, P.O. Box 27837 Washington, DC 20038-7837, Phone: (202) 955-9070; Fax: (202) 955-9077; e-mail: [email protected]

Linking to this Web Site. You may provide links only to the homepage of this Web Site, provided (a) you do not remove or obscure, by framing or otherwise, any portion of the homepage, including its advertisements, the terms of use, the copyright notice, or other notices on this Web Site, (b) you give MEMRI notice of such link by sending an e-mail to [email protected] and© you discontinue providing links to this Web Site if requested by MEMRI. If you wish to provide links to a section within this Web Site, you should forward your request to MEMRI at [email protected] and MEMRI will notify you if permission is granted, and if so the terms and conditions of the permission.

SYSTEM ABUSE:

(a) You may not reproduce, sell, resell or otherwise exploit any resource, or access to any resource, contained on this website.

(b) You are prohibited from using any services or facilities provided in connection with this website to compromise security or tamper with system resources and/or accounts. The use or distribution of tools designed for compromising security (e.g. password guessing programs, cracking tools or network probing tools) are strictly prohibited.

ENFORCEMENT: MEMRI reserves the right to investigate suspected violations of this Agreement, including, without limitation, any violation arising from any submission, posting or e-mails you make or send to the website or any Forum. MEMRI may seek to gather information from the user who is suspected of violating the terms of this Agreement, and from any other user. MEMRI may suspend any users whose conduct or postings are under investigation and may remove such material from its servers as it deems appropriate and without notice. If MEMRI believes, in its sole discretion, that a violation of these terms of this Agreement has occurred, it may edit or modify any submission, posting or e-mails, remove the material permanently, cancel postings, warn users, suspend users and passwords, terminate accounts or take other corrective action it deems appropriate. MEMRI may provide personally identifiable information in response to legal process, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena. We also may disclose such information in response to a law enforcement agency’s request. BY ACCEPTING THIS AGREEMENT YOU WAIVE AND HOLD MEMRI HARMLESS FROM ANY CLAIMS RESULTING FROM ANY ACTION TAKEN BY MEMRI DURING OR AS A RESULT OF ITS INVESTIGATIONS AND/OR FROM ANY ACTIONS TAKEN AS A CONSEQUENCE OF INVESTIGATIONS BY EITHER MEMRI OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES.

Governing Laws: This Terms of Use Agreement and your use of the Web site shall be governed by the laws of the United States of America and the District of Columbia without regard to its conflicts of laws principles. Any legal action or proceeding related to this Web site shall be brought exclusively in a federal court sitting in the District of Columbia.

Miscellaneous: If any provision of this Terms of Use Agreement is held to be unlawful, void or unenforceable, the remaining provisions of the agreement will remain in place.

Changes to These Terms: We reserve the right, at our complete discretion, to change these Terms of Use at any time by posting revised terms on the site. It is your responsibility to check periodically for any changes we may make to these Terms of Use. Your continued use of this site following the posting of changes to these terms or other policies means you accept the changes. These Terms of Use were last updated on December 8, 2009.