Terms of use

1. General Terms of Use

1.1. These rules determine the order and conditions of use of information, news and other materials placed on this portal https://thebaltic.news/
1.2. Any material posted (published) on this portal is copyrighted and protected under EU and international law.
1.3. The materials posted on this portal are understood to be texts, graphics, photos, videos, audio and other materials (hereinafter referred to as «Materials»), the exclusive rights to which belong to the owners of this portal.
1.4. The use of materials posted on this portal is allowed only with the consent of the Management or Administration of the portal (written or other form).
1.5. Free use of materials is possible only in cases explicitly stipulated in the paragraphs below of these rules.
1.6. These rules apply to the following users: news agencies, electronic and print media, natural and legal persons (hereinafter referred to as «Users»).
1.7. Responsibility for the content of advertising materials, including texts, banners, etc., posted on this news portal shall be borne by the advertiser.
1.8. This portal is not responsible for the content of websites to which hyperlinks are provided and for the User’s use of materials posted on them, including information related to copyright registration and information about such registration, available or obtained through external websites or resources, or other contacts of the User, entered into using the information posted on websites or links to external resources.

2. Use of materials. Types of use

The use of materials means reproduction, distribution, public display, broadcasting, communication by cable, translation, processing, communication to the public and other uses provided for by applicable EU and international law.
Use on a royalty-free basis:

2.1. Any material from this portal may be used without written consent and on a royalty-free basis, provided that the user is a natural person and such use is for personal purposes only.
2.2. Use of any information materials from this portal by religious and charitable organizations, as well as any educational institutions on a gratuitous basis is possible only after receiving written permission (consent).
2.3. News materials of this portal can be used by any Users without receiving a written permission from the Administration and free of charge. At the same time, Users are obliged in each case of use of news materials to provide a link to the source and a hyperlink to this portal, from which the materials have been borrowed.
2.4. No changes and/or additions may be made to the content of this portal or any revision of the content.

Other uses:

2.5. Commercial use of materials from this portal is based on contracts concluded in writing.
2.6. The use of photos, graphics, video, audio and other materials posted on this portal belonging to the portal owner and other third parties is allowed only with the written consent of the portal owner.
2.7. The price of usage of each specific material shall be negotiated by the parties on a case-by-case basis.
2.8. In case it is necessary to use materials from this portal belonging to third parties, the Users are obliged to contact the right holders of such materials.

3. Responsibilities of Users when using materials

When using materials from this portal for any purpose other than personal use, reference to the site is obligatory:

3.1. In printed media or in other forms on material media Users are obliged to indicate the source of each use of materials – «The Baltic News» and website (https://thebaltic.news/).
3.2. On the internet or in other forms of electronic use, Users are obliged to place a hyperlink to «The Baltic News» and (https://thebaltic.news/) for each use of the material.
3.3. The link to the source or hyperlink must be placed by the User at the beginning of the text material used, as well as directly below the audio, video, photo or graphic material used in the publication. The font size of the link or hyperlink must not be smaller than the font size of the text in which the Publication material is used, or the font size of the User’s text accompanying the audio, video, photographic and graphical material in this portal.
3.4. The use of materials from this portal obtained from secondary sources is possible only with reference to those sources.
3.5. When using materials from this portal, no reworking of the original text is allowed. Shortening of the material is possible only if it does not lead to a distortion of its meaning. In that case, Users are solely responsible for any distortion of meaning.
3.6. While using informational materials Users shall not indicate on their websites or RSS feeds the release time of informational materials identical or preceding the release time of the same on this portal.
3.7. Do not use the «nofollow» attribute when linking to this portal (backlinks).

This portal reserves the right to change these rules unilaterally at any time without notice to Users. Any changes will be posted on the Website – https://thebaltic.news/ . The changes come into force from the moment they are published on the Website. This page contains the current version of the Rules.

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