TIMES CONNECT TERMS OF SERVICE
The following sets out the terms and conditions on which Times Publishing Limited and/or its subsidiaries (collectively referred to as the "TPL Group", and collectively and individually referred to as "we", "us" or "our" as the context permits) offer you access to and use of Times Connect (“Times Connect” or “Service”), a single-sign-on service that enables you to access any Participating Service (defined below) with a single set of login credentials.
By registering for a Times Connect account (“Times Connect Account”) and/or using Times Connect, you are deemed to have read, understood and agreed to be bound by:
(i) these Times Connect Terms of Service (“Times Connect Terms”);
(ii) the consent(s) given by you and the terms stipulated on your Times Connect Account application;
all of which together constitute the entire agreement (the “Agreement”) between us in relation to your access to and use of Times Connect.
If you do not agree to be legally bound by the Agreement, you are not permitted to access or use Times Connect or any part thereof. If you have already signed up for a Times Connect Account and do not completely agree with the Agreement (or any of its revisions), you must immediately delete the Times Connect Account.
“Participating Service” means a website, webpage, platform and/or online service owned and/or operated by a member of the TPL Group, and for which a Times Connect Account is required for a user to access the same or certain features thereof.
“Times Connect” is as defined above and includes the content thereof and any and all updates, upgrades, supplements and releases thereto as may be provided by us from time to time.
“Times Connect ID” means the single set of unique login user identifiers (such as your email address, username and password) used by you to access Times Connect, and to access the Participating Services through Times Connect.
1.2 If you use Times Connect to access any Participating Service, you acknowledge that the Participating Service may require further consents, assents or declarations from you before you can proceed to use the same, and you agree to comply with all applicable terms and conditions imposed by such Participating Service (“Participating Service Terms”).
2. Your Times Connect Account
2.1 You can apply for a Times Connect Account with your email address and password. Once you have completed the registration process, you will receive a notification asking you to verify your Times Connect Account through the email address you have provided. It is only after your Times Connect Account has been verified by you that the registration process is complete and you can start using your Times Connect Account.
2.2 You can also create a Times Connect Account up through your pre-existing third-party account which is supported by us (such as your Facebook account). Where you select to register with your pre-existing third-party account:
(a) we will create your Times Connect Account by extracting from your pre-existing third-party account certain personal information (such as your email address) that your privacy settings on the applicable third-party account permits us to access; and
(b) you consent to our use of such personal information in the manner specified herein, in addition and without prejudice to such use as may be permitted by your privacy settings under your third-party account.
2.3 After you have successfully registered for a Times Connect Account, you can log in to each Participating Service with your Times Connect ID.
2.4 You may be able to visit certain Participating Services without the need to register for a Times Connect Account or to log in as a registered user. However, registration or log in by way of Times Connect is required if you wish to use certain features of the Participating Services.
2.5 All applications for a Times Connect Account are subject to acceptance by us at our sole discretion. We reserve the right, in the exercise of our sole discretion, to refuse to offer access to or use of Times Connect to any person or entity, refuse any Times Connect application, to suspend or terminate any Times Connect Account and/or to change the eligibility criteria for registration at any time, for any reason and without notice to you.
2.6 You represent that all the information you provide to us is true, accurate, current and complete, and that you will keep your Times Connect Account information up-to-date at all times. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or we have reasonable grounds to suspect that this is the case, we have the right to suspend or terminate your Times Connect Account.
3.1 You confirm that if you are below 18 years of age, that you have the full consent of your parent or guardian to apply for, use, and access a Times Connect Account (and the relevant Participating Service), and to enter into the terms and conditions in this Agreement.
3.2 If you are the parent or legal guardian of a child under the age of 18, you are agreeing to the Agreement on behalf of yourself and your child(ren) who is/are authorised to use the Service pursuant to the Agreement.
4. Times Connect ID
4.1 You are solely responsible for the confidentiality and security of your Times Connect Account (including your Times Connect ID). It is your sole responsibility to keep the Times Connect ID confidential and you shall be solely and fully liable for any disclosure or unauthorised use thereof. You must not share your Times Connect ID with anyone else or allow anyone else to use your Times Connect ID.
4.2 You are also solely responsible for all activities that occur on or through your Times Connect Account. Any access to or use of the Service and/or a Participating Service, and any acts, information, data, instructions (including payment instructions), transactions or communications referable to your Times Connect ID, shall be deemed to be use of the Service and/or a Participating Service (as applicable) by you, or acts, information, data, instructions (including payment instructions), transactions or communications emanating from you, whether they are in fact made or authorised by you.
4.3 You shall notify us immediately if you have knowledge of or have reason to suspect any security breach involving your Times Connect Account.
4.4 We shall not be responsible or liable for any loss caused to or damage incurred or suffered by you or any person by reason of or arising from or as a consequence of aconsequence of any use (whether authorised or not) of your Times Connect Account or your Times Connect ID and of any transactions, instructions, acts, instructions or communications arising or issuing therefrom.
5. Use and Storage of Data
5.1 You are solely responsible for maintaining records and creating back-ups of all your activities and transactions using your Times Connect Account. We assume no responsibility for providing you with any historical data. We are also not responsible for any loss, deletion or corruption of any of your data (including personal account settings or preferences), and any non-delivery or mis-delivery of user communications.
6. Collection, Use and Disclosure of Information
(a) personal data including your name, profile picture, and email address;
(b) information on your Times Connect ID and Times Connect Account application;
(c) your purchase history, including purchase dates, products purchased and purchased amount;
(d) non-personal data including information about the hardware you may own, your favourite websites, friend information (such as friends of yours that are also connected to the Participating Service), your physical location and that of your device;
(e) aggregate information including internet protocol addresses, browser type, browser language, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform type, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, and the date and time of this activity;
(f) information on your activities on Times Connect and/or a Participating Service; and/or
(g) identification information about your device, IP address(es) and operating system(s),
and the purposes for which such information is collected, used and disclosed include:
(i) improving Times Connect and/or the Participating Service;
(ii) processing your payment instructions;
(iii) policing and enforcing the provisions of the Agreement and the Participating Service Terms;
(iv) sending you information, promotions and updates including advertising and marketing materials for our products and services and those of third parties selected by us;
(v) sending you marketing messages in various modes including by electronic mail, electronic direct mail, direct mailers, short message service, telephone calls, facsimile and other mobile messaging services;
(vi) comparing it with information from other sources;
(vii) monitoring third party programs running concurrently with Times Connect, in order to detect the use of unauthorised third party programs; and/or
(viii) where we believe that doing so is necessary for protecting your safety or the safety of others.
6.2 Third party applications, software, social networks and services (“Third Party Services”) may be used in conjunction with or accessed in the course of the use or provision of the Service. Information may be collected from you through or provided to us by such Third Party Services, and you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of such information in accordance with the relevant Third Party Service’s terms and policies, including in the manner set out below:
The Service connects with your account on the Facebook social network, provided by Facebook, Inc. In addition, the Service may ask for some Facebook permissions allowing it to perform actions with your Facebook account and to retrieve information, including Personal Data, from it. The permissions asked include the following:
(i) Public Profile
(ii) First Name
(iii) Last Name
(iv) Email Address
(v) Date of Birth
6.4 We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads on the Service. We do not provide any personal information to third-party advertising companies on a non-aggregate basis. Our system and the third-party advertising technology may use aggregate information, non-personal information, our cookies on your hard drive and your use of the Service to target advertisements. In addition, advertisers may use other third-party advertising technology to target advertising on other sites. If advertisements are served to you, a unique third-party cookie or cookies may be placed on your computer. Similarly, third-party advertising companies may provide us with pixel tags (also called “clear gifs” or “beacons”) to help manage and optimise online advertising. Beacons enable us to recognise a browser’s cookie when a browser visits the site on which is beacon is located, and to learn which banner ads bring users to a given site.
7.1 The Agreement is effective until terminated. You may terminate your Times Connect Account at any time by contacting our customer support at email@example.com.
7.2 We may cancel, suspend, or terminate your Times Connect Account, the Agreement and your access to the Service, with or without notice for any reason, or for no reason. Without limiting the foregoing, circumstances or factors which may result in such cancellation, suspension or termination include the following:
(a) if you breach the Agreement or any Participating Service Terms;
(b) if we suspect fraud or misuse by you of Times Connect;
(c) if we suspect any other unlawful activity associated with your Times Connect Account;
(d) if we determine that we need to so act to protect our services, any of our users, or our reputation; and/or
(e) you engage in inappropriate communications with a user.
7.3 In the event of any termination of your Times Connect Account for any reason whatsoever, you shall not be entitled to any refund of any payments made by you. The termination of your Times Connect Account shall also not affect any fees or charges already due to us from you under any of the Participating Services or otherwise.
7.4 Upon termination of your Times Connect Account for any reason:
(a) all rights granted to you hereunder shall terminate immediately and you will no longer be able to access the Service and certain features of the Participating Services; and
(b) we may (but are not obliged to) delete information, files, communications, messages, preferences and content stored on our servers which are associated with your Times Connect Account, which will result in the forfeiture of any coupons, vouchers, credits or anything that may be of value directly or indirectly (including virtual goods and currencies) associated with your Times Connect Account, if any, whether these were purchased or not.
8. CONTACT US
If you have any questions or comments about these Times Connect Terms, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Effective date: 5 July 2016
Last updated: 1 July 2018