Terms and Conditions of use

Terms and Conditions of use – The Blue Reporters

Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully before using the TheBlueReporters website service. Your access to and use of the service is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. These Terms apply to all visitors, users and others who access or use the service. TheBlueReporters reserves the right to change the terms of this Agreement or to modify any components of this Service at any time. By continuing to use this site, you represent that you have read and agree to abide by the Agreement. By accessing or using the Service you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you disagree with any part of the terms then you may not access the Service.

Links To Other Web Sites

Our Service may contain links to third-party web sites or services that are not owned or controlled by TheBlueReporters.

TheBlueReporters has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party web sites or services. You further acknowledge and agree that TheBlueReporters shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such web sites or services.

We strongly advise you to read the terms and conditions and privacy policies of any third-party web sites or services that you visit.


We may terminate or suspend access to our Service immediately, without prior notice or liability, for any reason whatsoever, including without limitation if you breach the Terms.

All provisions of the Terms which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

Governing Law/ Jurisdiction

These Terms shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You expressly agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute with TheBlueReporters, or in any way relating to your use of TheBlueReporters resides in the courts of the Federal Republic of Germany and you further agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in the courts of the North Rhine-Westphalia in connection with any such dispute including any claim involving TheBlueReporters or its affiliates, subsidiaries, directors, officers, employees, contractors and content providers.

These Terms and Conditions are governed by the internal substantive laws of the Federal Republic of Germany, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. Our failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be considered a waiver of those rights. If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable by a court, the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in effect. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between us regarding our Service, and supersede and replace any prior agreements we might have between us regarding the Service.

Reproduction/Use of Material

TheBlueReporters.com has been uniquely designed (content and format specific) with an integrity that we wish to maintain.  It is strictly prohibited to copy, reproduce, distribute, publish, display, modify, or transmit unauthorized any part of this service. Material from this service may be download for personal use by the Users and you may not distribute any part of this Service over any network, nor sell or offer it for sale.

Copyright Policy

TheBlueReporters content is protected by copyright under both Federal Republic of Germany and foreign laws both by TheBlueReporters and content providers. Title to the Content of TheBlueReporters remains with TheBlueReporters. Any use of the Content not expressly permitted by these Terms and Conditions is a breach of these Terms and Conditions and may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws. Content is subject to change or termination without notice at the editorial discretion of TheBlueReporters. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved to TheBlueReporters, its content providers, and its licensors.

All content on TheBlueReporters -including, but not limited to, the home page, news headlines and summaries, articles, images, videos, and computer coding – is protected by copyright either by TheBlueReporters or its contributors, licensors, partners and sponsors. No one may reproduce any of these materials, either in print or electronic form, without prior written permission from the owner(s) except as detailed below.


If you are an editor, producer, or webmaster of a web site or blog that wishes to include TheBlueReporters’s headlines and, optionally, summaries on your site, you may freely reproduce our headlines and summaries from stories with “/releases/” in the path of their URLs — provided that you include the appropriate links to the corresponding articles on TheBlueReporters’s web server and mention TheBlueReporters as the source of these links (and, optionally, any sources cited in the stories). You agree to use a functional link to the full story on the TheBlueReporters website that shall display the full content immediately (e.g., no jump pages or other intermediate or interstitial pages). You further agree not to frame or otherwise control the browser window (if any) in which our content opens, including limiting the size or position of such window. You agree not to associate any TheBlueReporters content with any content that might harm the reputation of TheBlueReporters, its affiliated site, authors, employees, contributors or partners. Without limited the above, you may not use TheBlueReporters content on any site that displays pornographic material, exploits children, provides instruction on or promotes illegal activities, or is in any way misleading, obscene, defamatory, libelous, or invasive of personal privacy.

An example of an included headline and link may look something like this:

Headline/Title: Become a scientist – even without having a degree

Link: http://www.thebluereporters.com/2015/09/18/become-a-scientist-even-without-degree/

Source: TheBlueReporters

Permission is also granted to place TheBlueReporters’s linked headlines and summaries on your web site through the use of the RSS feed available through this link: RSS Feed. However, you are not permitted to use more content than what is provided through the RSS feed. See RSS Terms of Use for details.

Please note that some of TheBlueReporters’s articles are adapted from news releases issued by their respective institutions. These releases are intended for journalists and other members of the public. If you wish to quote from any part of these articles, we suggest that you credit the issuing institution as the original source of the news release, in addition to mentioning TheBlueReporters as the source of any link to the corresponding article on our server.


Permission is generally NOT granted for reproduction for scientific citations. Please note that TheBlueReporters site may use content licensed from third parties. Such third-party content is subject to their own separate copyright restrictions, which vary by copyright holder.

Use of Images

TheBlueReporters’s policy uses both internally and externally produced images on its Site, only with permission of the copyright holder or “labeled for reuse” or “labeled for reuse and modification’. If you believe material to which you have rights has been improperly included, please contact us by providing the URL, a short description and with ‘copyright question’ in the subject line.

TheBlueReporters’s images are for personal use only, not commercial use. Images and graphics (including all photos and illustrations) found on the TheBlueReporters web site should not be reused without permission of the owner of the image or copyright holder. This information is normally provided as the credit information beside each image. TheBlueReporters purchases or obtains permission for some images and graphics for use on its site, creates its own images and graphics, and obtains some from the public domain.  If an image includes an identifiable person, using the image may infringe that person’s right of privacy or publicity, and permission should be obtained from the person as well.

TheBlueReporters Logo

If you are a news provider, a non-profit organization or other respected institution interested in using the TheBlueReporters logo to identify a link to a URL on http://www.TheBlueReporters.com, please contact us. Use of our logo is provided on a case-by-case basis.

Images and logos must not be used in any manner, which implies or suggests TheBlueReporters’s sponsorship or endorsement of any company, product or service.  Nothing in this section shall give the user permission to alter or modify any logo or image found on its Site.

Intellectual Property Rights

“TheBlueReporters trademarks” means all names, marks, brands, logos, designs, trade dress, slogans and other designations TheBlueReporters, You acknowledge TheBlueReporters’s rights in TheBlueReporters Trademarks and agree that any use of TheBlueReporters Trademarks by you shall inure to TheBlueReporters’s sole benefit. You agree not to incorporate any TheBlueReporters Trademarks into Your trademarks, service marks, company names, Internet addresses, domain names, or any other similar designations, for use on or in connection with computer or Internet-related products, services or technologies.

Restrictions on Use

User may not reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble this Site or other products or processes accessible through this site, except and only to the extent that such activity is expressly permitted by applicable law notwithstanding this limitation.

Limitations to Interference

User agrees not to use or allow the use of any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of Site, not to take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the Site infrastructure, or otherwise attempt to harm the functioning or content of this site.

Complete Agreement

These Terms and Conditions, the TheBlueReporters Privacy Policy and Editor Policy constitutes the entire agreement between you and TheBlueReporters the use of the TheBlueReporters Content.


No subscription fees: Personal use of TheBlueReporters and affiliated site is free of charge at this time. Therefore our policy is to never request credit card, password or other personal or financial information of site users.

Copyright and Take-Down Procedures

If you think that any Content accessible on TheBlueReporters on your copyright, you may request removal of those materials by contacting TheBlueReporters. Please include “copyright question” in the subject line and the URL of the material, your name, address, phone number and e-mail address in the body of the message.

If you violate any of these Terms and Conditions, your permission to use the Content automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of any portion of the Content.

Disclaimer: Limited Liability

User expressly agrees that use of TheBlueReporters.com is at the user’s sole risk.  This Service is available “as is.” without warranty, express or implied. The Site is not warranted to be error free and we reserve the right to correct any errors or omissions in this Service.  The Service makes no representations or warranties regarding the accuracy, reliability, correctness, completeness, or timeliness of the Content, software, text, graphics, videos, links, or communications provided on or through the use of the TheBlueReporters.com website or other related publications.

In no event shall TheBlueReporters, its affiliates, its information providers, its licensors, its suppliers, or any third parties mentioned on TheBlueReporters site be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages, personal injury/wrongful death, lost profits, or damages resulting from lost data or business interruption) resulting from the use of or inability to use the Site or the Content, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory, and whether or not TheBlueReporters, its affiliates, its licensors, its suppliers, or any third parties mentioned on the Site are advised of the possibility of such damages. TheBlueReporters, its affiliates, its employees, its information providers, its licensors, its suppliers, or any third parties mentioned on the TheBlueReporters website are not liable for any personal injury, including death, caused by your use or misuse of any of these Site or content. Any claims arising in connection with your use of the Site or any content, must be brought within one (1) year of the date of the event giving rise to such action occurred. Remedies under these Terms and Conditions are exclusive and are limited to those expressly provided for in these Terms and Conditions.

The Content of the Site is for the sole purpose of being informative and should not be used or relied upon as medical, legal, financial, political or other advice.

The Site take reasonable preventative measures against viruses, worms and other destructive computer/internet spread destructive materials, but the Site do not guarantee or warranty that any material downloaded from its Site do not contain such destructive features.  We are not liable for any damages stemming from such internet related dangers.  If you use this Service or any of its materials, you do so solely at your own risk.

Under no circumstances will TheBlueReporters or its affiliates or employees be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential loss or damage arising from the use of or inability to use the Site. It is the responsibility of the user to evaluate the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any information, procedure, advice, opinion or other content available through TheBlueReporters.com. Please secure the advice of professionals, as appropriate, regarding the evaluation of any specific information, opinion, advice or other content presented.

The section headings used herein are for convenience only and shall not be given any legal import.

Outgoing Links, Advertisers, Search Results

The Site may provide links to third-party web sites. These sites also may select certain site as priority responses to search terms you enter and we may agree to allow advertisers to respond to certain search terms with advertisements or sponsored content. TheBlueReporters.com and its affiliates do not recommend and do not endorse the content on any third-party websites. TheBlueReporters and affiliates are not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites, third-party sites provided as search results, or third-party advertisements, and does not make any representations regarding their content or accuracy. Outgoing links may lead to site that contain inaccurate information, false or misleading advertising, or information that violates copyright, libel or defamation laws. TheBlueReporters make no representations concerning any effort to review all of the content of site listed in outgoing links. Your use of third-party website is at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such site. TheBlueReporters do not endorse any product advertised on the Site.

RSS Terms of Use

Through its RSS (really simple syndication) service, TheBlueReporters.com offers feeds of story headlines and brief summaries in XML format (“RSS Content”) to its users with RSS aggregators. The use of the RSS service is subject to this User Agreement. The Terms of Use, may be changed by TheBlueReporters at any time without notice. If you do not agree to all of the terms, do not use this Site’s RSS Feed.

Use of RSS Feeds

TheBlueReporters encourages the use of the RSS feeds to augment content on your own site or blog, provided that you do not publish the full text of our stories. You must use the RSS feeds as provided by TheBlueReporters, and you may not edit or modify the text, content or links supplied by TheBlueReporters.  Any alteration of content or failure to display content will constitute a violation of these Terms of Use.  You must also provide proper attribution (included in each RSS feed) by listing “TheBlueReporters” in text as the source for each article.

TheBlueReporters reserves all rights in and to any TheBlueReporters logos, trademarks or trade names contained in any RSS feed, and your right to use these TheBlueReporters logos, trademarks or trade names is limited to providing attribution in connection with these RSS feeds. Any other uses, including without limitation the incorporation of advertising or other promotional content into, or the placement of advertising associated with or targeted towards the RSS Content, are strictly prohibited. You agree not to associate any TheBlueReporters RSS feeds with any content that might harm the reputation of TheBlueReporters, its affiliated site, authors, employees, contributors or partners. Without limiting the above, you may not use the feed on any site that displays pornographic material, exploits children, provides instruction on or promotes illegal activities, or is in any way misleading, obscene, defamatory, libelous, or invasive of personal privacy.

TheBlueReporters assumes no liability for the accuracy of the information in the feed, your activities in connection with the RSS feeds, or for any consequences resulting from your use of the information therein.

You may not transfer these rights to any other party, nor may you act or warrant that you act on behalf of or as an agent of TheBlueReporters or its affiliated Site.

No Fees Permitted

The feeds from TheBlueReporters are free of charge for use by individuals and by organizations for commercial and non-commercial use. Users of TheBlueReporters.com’s RSS feeds content cannot charge additional fees or licenses for the RSS feed content.

Attribution/Link to TheBlueReporters

You agree to use the RSS Service only to provide headlines and summaries as provided by TheBlueReporters, each with a functional link to the full story on the TheBlueReporters website that shall display the full content immediately.  You further agree not to frame or otherwise control the browser window (if any) in which our content opens, including limiting the size or position of such window, or to insert any interstitial pages, or other content between the RSS link and the web page.


All RSS Feeds are protected by the copyright laws in the Federal Republic of Germany and international copyright treaties. All ownership rights and intellectual property rights in and to the RSS Feeds shall remain with TheBlueReporters and no part thereof shall be deemed assigned or licensed to you.

Storing TheBlueReporters Materials

You agree not to copy, duplicate or store any data retrieved from or derived from a TheBlueReporters feed beyond the normal amount provided by TheBlueReporters (approximately 40 headlines and summaries). Without limiting the above, no TheBlueReporters content may be entered into a database or other organizational structure without the prior written consent of TheBlueReporters.

Right to Discontinue Feeds

TheBlueReporters may modify or remove the list of available RSS feeds (or the content in the feeds) at any time without notifying you. Additionally, TheBlueReporters reserves the right to revoke RSS syndication privileges at any time, for any reason or for no reason.


You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold TheBlueReporters, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, information providers and suppliers, harmless from and against any claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements including without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from, or alleged to result from, your use or inability to use TheBlueReporters or its affiliated website, and also if you violate these Terms and Conditions.


We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms at any time. If a revision is material we will try to provide at least 30 days notice prior to any new terms taking effect. What constitutes a material change will be determined at our sole discretion.

By continuing to access or use our Service after those revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised terms. If you do not agree to the new terms, please stop using the Service.


If you have any questions or comments about these Terms, please contact us. TheBlueReporters attempt to respond to correspondence. However, due to the high number of e-mails/mails we receive, it is possible for a message to be missed. A lack of response does not indicate permission, approval or tacit agreement.

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