Estonian World Terms of Use

These Terms of Use (“Terms”) govern the use of our website, estonianworld.com (www.estonianworld.com, its subdomains, the “Site”). Please read these Terms carefully.

These Terms constitute a legal agreement between Estonian World (EstonianWorld, EW, estonianworld.com, “us” or “we”) and you, and you agree to be bound by them if you access the Site or use any features of the Site (“Services”).

We may amend these Terms at any time by posting a revised version on the Site and, as such, you should check frequently to see if these Terms have been amended. It is your responsibility to review these Terms prior to each use, and by continuing to use this Site you agree to any changes in these Terms. Your continued use of the Site will be deemed acceptance to any amended or updated Terms.

We may change, suspend or discontinue any element of the Site or the Services at any time and without notice. We may change the requirements to access any element of the Site or the Services at any time and without notice.

Access to and use of our content

Our Site, Services and materials published on the Site or the Services (including but not limited to news articles, text, photographs, images, illustrations, audio clips and video clips) (collectively, “Content”) are protected by copyright, and owned or controlled by Estonian World or the party credited as the provider of the content, and/or licensed to Estonian World under relevant contracts.

Content (whether originating with us or a third party) may be used only for your personal, non-commercial benefit.

For commercial purposes, a maximum of two sentences and a headline of the published Content may be paraphrased. A reference to the original Content must be included which contains a link to the original material.

Any other use without our explicit permission is strictly prohibited.

Requests to repost, syndicate or otherwise make use of our content beyond your personal use should be made by email.

Posting comments on the Site

You are welcome to comment on our content. Any comments you submit you do at your own discretion and risk, and we accept no responsibility for them.

We do not endorse any readers’ comments or content. In submitting any such comments or content, you acknowledge that we have no obligation to pre-screen or moderate them.

You grant us the non-exclusive, unconditional, royalty-free and sublicensable right and license to use, copy, transmit, excerpt, publish, publicly display, perform, distribute, create derivative works of, tag, modify, adapt to other technologies, or make other use of such material at our discretion, including for related online and offline promotional use.

When posting comments you acknowledge you’re not allowed to swear, libel, insult or taunt. Your comments may contain opinions and thoughts, but not ad hominem attacks. You should also refrain from derogatory remarks.

You also acknowledge you’re not allowed to post any advertising or other links or announcements, instigate violations of the law, breach another person’s rights and freedoms, lower anyone’s human dignity or disgrace anyone’s honour. You are also not allowed to violate general ethical and moral norms.

We reserve the right to remove all comments that violate the Terms, and block the IP addresses of repeat offenders. The editorial staff should be informed of the presence of unsuitable comments.