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ABC Open welcomes all contributions and ensures that the ownership of all work remains with the one who created it. By participating in and submitting your material to the ABC Open community you give your consent to ABC Open and to the platforms affiliated with ABC Open (Apex Social Communication Portals- ADD LINK) to employ your material in accordance with the following terms and conditions.

If you want to participate in ABC Open you agree to comply with ABC's standard Conditions of Use and Privacy Policy. Additionally to the standard Conditions of Use, you agree that:

ABC Open has been created for people to share their experiences and ideas with an appreciative audience in a secure and respectful area. The following guidelines have to be observed by all community members.

These guidelines will inform you about any decisions made regarding the amendment or removal of material.
The ABC Open has four key values: honesty, justice, independence and respect. These values have to be observed for all work you submit to ABC Open, and also in your interactions with other ABC Open community members.
The ABC Open is responsible for all content on this site. Therefore we will remove all material with illegal content, including material defamatory and material which is in breach of copyright.
Discussions and dialogues are encouraged, but we are strictly against personal attacks. Therefore we shall ask you to make sure that the content you submit to our site does not offend anyone. Debates are encouraged, but we reserve the right to remove material which is very offensive or threatening to other members of the community.
ABC OPEN is not a commercial space, so please respect this. While you can link to your personal site, advertising on this space is not appropriate.
By submitting Your Content, including any comments, photographs, video, music, audio, graphics and text ("Your Content") to the ABC, you grant the ABC and its licensees, assignees, and affiliate platforms a non-exclusive right in “Your Content” to exercise all rights in all media throughout the world in perpetuity for non-commercial purposes. This includes the non-exclusive right throughout the world to communicate Your Content in whole or in part to the public on any media platform and the right to provide “Your Content” in any downloadable format for free from any ABC online service.
By submitting your content, you warrant that:
• You have all necessary rights and licences to grant the rights set out in these Terms and Conditions
• Your Content does not contain any commercial music
• The exercise of the rights granted to the ABC OPEN in these Terms and Conditions does not infringe any third party rights
• You will indemnify the ABC against any loss or damage resulting from any breach of these warranties.
Your Content may be edited or adapted at any time by the ABC in order to:
• Meet the requirements of ABC OPEN and its affiliates
• Adhere to any requirements of the ABC Editorial Policies (available at http://www.apex-portal.com/gtc.php?webpage=)
• Ensure “Your Content” is any legal or classification requirements or to avoid any breach of law;
• Use Your Content for promotional purposes; and/or
• Use Your Content on other ABC OPEN and its affiliates.
You acknowledge that the ABC OPEN and its affiliates is under no obligation to exercise any of the rights granted to it by these Terms and Conditions, and providing downloads and any communication of Your Content to the public by the ABC is at the complete discretion of the ABC.
If you are contributing Your Content via an ABC space on any other third party platform, including You Tube, Flickr, Facebook, Twitter or Vimeo, you accept and agree to comply with all terms and conditions specified by those third party sites associated with use of their services.
ABC OPEN and its affiliates places high prority in privacy protection in all its area, content management systems, services and products. ABC OPEN and its affiliates are commited to secured and respectful environment for you.
ABC OPEN and its affiliates is strongly committed to protecting your privacy while interacting with our content, products and services. We want to provide a safe and secure environment for you and your children.

ABC OPEN and its affiliates are concerned about protecting the safety and privacy of young people using our services. We encourage you to participate in your child's online experience. We also encourage you and your child to visit the age-appropriate ABC Online website specifically designed for children, http://www.kidsclub.apex-portal.com/games.htm

This policy applies only to ABC OPEN and its affiliates and we are not responsible for the content third-parties websites linked in ABC OPEN and its affiliates websites.

Please note that the ABC Shop has further information with privacy and personal information you provide ABC Online when using the ABC Shop http://apex-portal.com/eshopsales/

The amount of information you choose to give to ABC online is entirely voluntary and non-obligatory. Any information gathered about your person by us has been provided by you if you participate in our online offers, e.g. discussion forums, workshops or events. In return, we guarantee you that ABC OPEN and its affiliates will not give this information to third-parties services or websites.

How much of your personal information that you choose to disclose to ABC Online is completely up to you. The only way we know something about you personally is if you provide for example it to us in your Content Management System : the Apex Dashboard, which is provided free of charge for all registered user of Apex Portals. More :
ABC OPEN and its affiliates automatically collects anonymous information in order to monitor the use of ABC OPEN and its affiliates like the numbers and frequency of visitors to ABC OPEN and its affiliates and its areas. We never use such data individually only collectively. This collective data helps us determine how much our audiences use parts of the site, so we can improve ABC OPEN and its affiliates to assure that it is as appealing as we can make it for as many users as possible. ABC OPEN and its affiliates and its affiliates may publish or provide that this aggregate data to other people, but never the individual.
ABC OPEN and its affiliates will only use the personal information you have chosen to provide us for the purpose for which you provided it. ABC OPEN and its affiliates will not use it for any other purpose without your consent.
There will be occasions where it will be necessary for the ABC to disclose your personal information to third parties. The ABC might be legal requirements to be making it necessary for the ABC to disclose the information, or the ABC may be required to disclose your personal information to third parties to provide the service you have requested, for example, if you purchase products online from the ABC Shop, the ABC will need to disclose your personal information to third parties in order to bill and deliver your products.

However, the disclosure will only be made where it is necessary to fulfil the purpose for which you disclosed your personal information. Otherwise than stated above, we do not disclose personal information that you may give us, such as your name, address, email address or telephone number, to any organisation or person outside the ABC unless you have authorised us to do so. For example, when you contribute to an online forum, it is your choice to publish your name and email address.
We guarantee you that, under no circumstances will ABC Online sell or receive payment for licensing or disclosing your personal information.
There are many interactive features on ABC Online that you can contribute to. These include: Guestbooks, Forums, Event Diaries, Reviews, Recipes, Online Voting, Community, Mailing Lists and Email. When interacting with ABC Online, we suggest that you use your discretion and exercise caution when providing your personal information.

Note that whenever you post personal information in publicly accessible places, such as chat rooms or message boards, this information becomes available to anyone with access to the internet. This information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. Therefore, we recommend that you refrain from posting any information that you do not want seen in these public areas. For example, when participating in an ABC forum, guest book or chat area, your name will appear on the message board. The ABC recommends that applicants registering online do not use their real names, but a pen name or pseudonym. You must not intentionally use the name of another living person.

Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and/or any personal information. Be responsible whenever you are online.
If ABC Online holds your personal information the ABC will where possible provide you with access to the information. The ABC will take reasonable steps to correct the information so that it is accurate, complete and up to date.
If you have any complaints relating to online privacy issues on our websites, please notify (email :complains@apex-portal.com) ABC Online. While the ABC accepts no liability for any material or links posted to the service, we will investigate all complaints.
If we decide to change the ABC Online Privacy Policy, we will post those changes here.
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