Terms of Use / Privacy Policy / Copyrights

Terms of Use

Hyperlocal multimedia publisher, The Harlem Bee (this “Site”, “We”) brings you a round-the-clock selection of the most compelling news, buzz, events and original photos and videos capturing the sights and sounds of Harlem, NY. Your use of The Harlem Bee, its services and any material on the Site is subject to the following Terms of Use (“Terms”). Using this website, uploading material to or downloading material from it implies that you have read and agree to these Terms and to our Privacy and Copyrights policies.  We may revise and modify the Terms at any time at our sole discretion by posting the revised Terms on the website and notifying our subscribers via email.

Site Registration. No membership is required to access this website and its contents. However, a valid email address is necessary to subscribe to our mailing list.

Proprietary Rights. All materials, information, and content, including text, pictures, audio, graphics, software, products, services and other files available on the Site are protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, trade secrets, and other proprietary rights and laws of the United States and are owned by or licensed to The Harlem Bee. We reserve all rights not expressly granted to you in these Terms.

Uploads by Authorized Users. “Authorized Users” are parties who are authorized to upload contents to the Hive, Buzz and Events sections of The Harlem Bee based on their subscription status or because they have obtained from us the license to submit the specific material they wish to upload. “Authorized Users” retain all rights to the original materials they upload to this Site. Uploading unlicensed third-party contents or using the contents on this Site for any purpose not expressly permitted in these Terms and in our Privacy and Copyrights policies is strictly prohibited.   

Policy for Posting Comments. All users of The Harlem Bee are welcome to post comments wherever permitted on this Site. However postings are moderated to exclude indecent contents of any kind or links to sites that promote such, in particular pornographic sites. We do not condone the use of defamatory, libelous or derogatory language directed at any individual, groups or communities. Our moderators reserve the right to remove your comments and/or uploaded materials from The Harlem Bee without warning to you or any liability to you or us.

Links. This website may include links to other websites. Such links are provided for your convenience and do not reflect any endorsement by us with respect to the provider, content or quality of such site.

Privacy. Your privacy is important to us. Our privacy policy is set forth in a separate document on this Site entitled Privacy.

Billing Policies. Certain aspects of our services, such as advertising on the Site or shopping at The Harlem Bee Shop, may be provided for a fee or other charge. These fees and charges, if any, are described on the website, and in the event you elect to use our paid services, you agree to the pricing, payment and billing policies applicable to such fees.  We may add new services for additional fees and charges, or amend fees and charges for existing services, at any time at our sole discretion.

Advertising. You must set up an Advertiser Account to advertise your business, products or services on this Site. Upon inquiry, you will receive from us a private link to our secure Advertiser’s page. Follow the instructions on that page to create your account, select the ad display options that best fit your needs, upload your ad media files, and place your order. Your ads will appear on the Site within 48 hours upon successful submission. We reserve the right to decline your order if we deem your ad creative unfit for The Harlem Bee.

No Refunds. You may cancel your Advertiser Account at any time; however, there are no refunds for cancellation. As permitted under these Terms, we have the perpetual and irrevocable right to delete your content and data from our servers and services, whether intentionally or unintentionally, and for any reason or no reason, without any liability of any kind to you or any other party.

Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability. You agree that your use of the Site is at your sole risk and acknowledge that the Site and anything contained therein, including, but not limited to, content, services, goods or advertisements (the “Items”) are provided “AS IS” and that The Harlem Bee MAKES NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE ITEMS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, MERCHANTABILITY, NONINFRINGEMENT, TITLE OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE. You agree that The Harlem Bee, its suppliers and its third-party agents shall have no responsibility or liability for: (i) any injury or damages, whether caused by the negligence of The Harlem Bee, its employees, subcontractors, agents, suppliers or otherwise arising in connection with the Site; (ii) any fault, inaccuracy, omission, delay or any other failure in the Site; or (iii) any reliance upon the content of the Site. The content of other websites, services, goods or advertisements that may be linked to the Site is not maintained or controlled by The Harlem Bee. This Site is therefore not responsible for the availability, content or accuracy of other websites, services or goods that may be linked to, or advertised on, the Site. The Harlem Bee does not: (a) make any warranty, express or implied, with respect to the use of the links provided on, or to, the Site; (b) guarantee the accuracy, completeness, usefulness or adequacy of any other websites, services, goods or advertisements that may be linked to the Site; or (c) make any endorsement, express or implied, of any other websites, services, goods or advertisements that may be linked to the Site. You understand that The Harlem Bee and/or any suppliers may choose at any time to inhibit or prohibit their content from being accessed under the Terms.  You understand that The Harlem Bee reserves the right to monitor and remove content that it may deem inappropriate. You understand that The Harlem Bee does not have the obligation to monitor and remove any objectionable content at any time.

Digital Millennium Act. This Site is compliant with the Digital Millennium Copyrights Act. If you believe that your copyrighted work has been copied and is accessible on the Site in a way that constitutes copyright or trademark infringement, you may notify us at The Harlem Bee – Copyrights, 55 W116TH ST SUITE 327 Harlem, NY or via email.

No Waiver. The Harlem Bee’s failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision unless acknowledged and agreed to by us in writing.

Additional User Representations. By using the Site, you represent, warrant and covenant that you: (i) are over the age of 13; (ii) have the power and authority to enter into this Agreement; (iii) shall not use any rights granted hereunder for any unlawful purpose; and (iv) shall use the Site only as set forth in these Terms.

Miscellaneous. You acknowledge that The Harlem Bee has the right to change the content or technical specifications of the Site at any time at our sole discretion. You further accept that such changes may result in your being unable to access this Site.

Governing Law. These Terms shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the United States of America and the State of New York, without giving effect to conflicts-of-law principles thereof. You agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in New York State, with respect to any legal proceedings arising out of this agreement and waive any objection to the propriety or convenience of venue in such courts.

Privacy

Hyperlocal multimedia publisher, The Harlem Bee (this “Site”, “We”) brings you a round-the-clock selection of the most compelling news, buzz, events and original photos and videos capturing the sights and sounds of Harlem, NY. Your use of this Site constitutes your acceptance of this Privacy Policy and consent to the practices it describes. Using this Site also constitutes your agreement to our Terms of Use and Copyrights Policy.

How We Collect Your Information. You can visit many of our Site pages anonymously, without providing any personal information. But when you visit our Site, we automatically collect and log certain non-personal electronic data, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address. We also use cookies, clear gifs and log files to record usage patterns of our users anonymously. They help us improve our service, quality and performance.

How We Use Your Information. We use your personal information for our own business and administrative purposes, such as, without limitation, responding to your questions or comments; identifying products that might interest you; tracking and keeping record of Advertiser Account or online purchases at The Harlem Bee Shop. We use third parties to provide certain services for our Site, including administrative support for certain online activities such as, but without limitation, product purchases and payment processing. In connection with providing these services, we may share your information with these third parties.

Billing Policies. Certain aspects of our services, such as advertising on the Site or shopping at The Harlem Bee Shop, may be provided for a fee or other charge. These fees and charges, if any, are described on the website, and in the event you elect to use our paid services, you agree to the pricing, payment and billing policies applicable to such fees.  We may add new services for additional fees and charges, or amend fees and charges for existing services, at any time at our sole discretion.

Advertising.You must set up an Advertiser Account to advertise your business, products or services on this Site. Upon inquiry, you will receive from us a private link to our secure Advertiser’s page. Follow the instructions on that page to create your account, select the ad display options that best fit your needs, upload your ad media files, and place your order. Your ads will appear on the Site within 48 hours upon successful submission. We reserve the right to decline your order if we deem your ad creative unfit for The Harlem Bee.

No Refunds. You may cancel your Advertiser Account at any time; however, there are no refunds for cancellation. As permitted under these Terms, we have the perpetual and irrevocable right to delete your content and data from our servers and services, whether intentionally or unintentionally, and for any reason or no reason, without any liability of any kind to you or any other party.

Credit/Debit Card Account information. The Harlem Bee does not disclose credit or debit card information provided by users and customers. A purchase using a credit or debit card is processed directly through a third-party clearinghouse using appropriate security processes and data encryption. Credit and debit card information is not stored or maintained by The Harlem Bee.

Opting Out. The Site provides advertisers and other registered users the means to voluntarily opt-out of services, mailing lists and content delivery from us. You may also contact Support to select opt-out preferences.

Data Security. We have put in place commercially reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial measures to safeguard and secure the information we collect through our Site. However, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information and cannot be responsible for loss, corruption or unauthorized acquisition of information or data submitted to our Site, or for any resulting damages.

Changes. We may revise this policy occasionally, and post the revised text on this website and notify our subscribers via email.

Copyrights

Hyperlocal multimedia publisher, The Harlem Bee (this “Site”, “We”) brings you a round-the-clock selection of the most compelling news, buzz, events and original photos and videos capturing the sights and sounds of Harlem, NY. Your use of this Site constitutes your acceptance of this Copyrights Policy and consent to the practices it describes. Using this Site also constitutes your agreement to our Terms of Use and to our Privacy Policy.

Proprietary Rights. All materials, information, and content, including text, pictures, audio, graphics, software, products, services and other files available on the Site are protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, trade secrets, and other proprietary rights and laws of the United States and are owned by or licensed to The Harlem Bee. We reserve all rights not expressly granted to you in our Terms of Use and Privacy policy.

Uploads by Authorized Users. “Authorized Users” are parties who are authorized to upload contents to the Hive, Buzz and Events sections of The Harlem Bee based on their subscription status or because they have obtained from us the license to submit the specific material they wish to upload. “Authorized Users” retain all rights to the original materials they upload to this Site. Uploading unlicensed third-party contents or using the contents on this Site for any purpose not expressly permitted in this policy and in our Terms of Use and Privacy policy is strictly prohibited.

Policy for Posting Comments. All users of The Harlem Bee are welcome to post comments wherever permitted on this Site. However postings are moderated to exclude indecent contents of any kind or links to sites that promote such, in particular pornographic sites. We do not condone the use of defamatory, libelous or derogatory language directed at any individual, groups or communities. Our moderators reserve the right to remove your comments and/or uploaded materials from The Harlem Bee without warning to you or any liability to you or us.

Digital Millennium Act. This Site is compliant with the Digital Millennium Copyrights Act. If you believe that your copyrighted work has been copied and is accessible on the Site in a way that constitutes copyright or trademark infringement, you may notify us at The Harlem Bee – Copyrights, 55 W116TH ST SUITE 327 Harlem, NY or via email.

Changes. We may revise this policy occasionally, and post the revised text on this website and notify our subscribers via email.

Last updated March 29, 2017