Terms of service

Terms and conditions of use

Welcome to our digital information network. These are our terms and conditions for use of the network, which you may access in several ways, including but not limited to the World Wide Web via readmt.com, digital television, PDA, mobile phone and RSS feeds. In these terms and conditions, when we say the "Marine Trader site" or "The MT Online site" we mean the digital information network operated by or on behalf of Partnership events Limited or its parent companies, subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively "Alexony"), regardless of how you access the network, as well as any Marine Trader site apps whether you access those via a Marine Trader site or a third party site. However you access the Marine Trader site, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.

1. Registration

You may access areas of the MT Online Site that require registration by becoming a registered member and creating an account with us. You agree to be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your passwords or other account identifiers which you choose and all activities that occur under your account.
By registering on the MT Online Site, you agree that:

  1. your account and password are personal to you and may not be used by anyone else to access the MT Online Site;
  2. you will not do anything which would assist anyone who is not a registered user to gain access to any registration area of the MT Online Site; and
  3. you will not create registration accounts for the purpose of abusing the functionality of the site, or other users; nor will you seek to pass yourself off as another user.
  4. You agree to notify us immediately if you become aware any unauthorised use of your password or account identifiers by others.

2. Termination of registration

If you no longer wish to have a registered account, you may terminate your account by sending an email to editorial [at] read.com. If you no longer accept these terms and conditions, or any future modification to these terms and conditions, you must cease using the MT Online Site. Continued use of the MT Online Site indicates your continued acceptance of these terms and conditions.

If, for any reason, we believe that you have not complied with these terms and conditions, we may, at our sole discretion, cancel your access to the registration areas of MT Online Site immediately and without prior notice.

We may terminate your registered account, at our sole discretion, by emailing you at the address you have registered stating that the agreement has terminated.

3. Use of material appearing on the MT Online Site

Your use of the MT Online Site is for your own personal and non-commercial use only. You acknowledge that, as between MT Online and you, except for user content and advertisements (as discussed below), MT Online is the sole owner of all content on the MT Online Site, including, without limitation, all applicable copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets, trade names, logos, and other intellectual property rights thereto, as well as text, images, graphics, logos, audio, video and other material appearing on the MT Online Site ("MT Online Content"). The MT Online Site and the MT Online Content are protected by the copyright laws and other intellectual property laws of the United Kingdom, the United States and Australia and are protected globally by applicable international copyright treaties.

You may download and print extracts from the MT Online Content for your own personal and non-commercial use only, provided you maintain and abide by any author attribution, copyright or trademark notice or restriction in any material that you download or print. You may not use any MT Online Content for any other purpose without our prior written approval. Except as expressly authorised by the MT Online, you are not allowed to create a database in electronic or paper form comprising all or part of the material appearing on the MT Online Site.

If you wish to use our content other than as permitted by these terms and conditions, please contact us at editorial [at] readmt.com. If you operate a news aggregation service that charges a subscription fee to its users, then you need to approach the NLA directly to discuss your licensing requirements. Please see nla.co.uk.

For all other inquiries about distribution or reproduction of the materials, please contact editorial [at] readmt.com.

4. Disclaimer of liability

To the extent permitted at law, we do not accept any responsibility for any statement in the MT Online Content. Nothing in the MT Online Content is provided for any specific purpose or at the request of any particular person. For the avoidance of confusion, we will not be liable for any loss caused as a result of your doing, or not doing, anything as a result of viewing, reading or listening to the MT Online Content or any part of it. You can access other sites via links from the MT Online Site. These sites are not under our control and we are not responsible in any way for any of their contents.

We give no warranties of any kind concerning the MT Online Site or the MT Online Content. In particular, we do not warrant that the MT Online Site or any of its contents is virus free. You must take your own precautions in this respect as we accept no responsibility for any infection by virus or other contamination or by anything which has destructive properties.

Although we will do our best to provide constant, uninterrupted access to the MT Online Site, we do not guarantee this. We accept no responsibility or liability for any interruption or delay.

5. Third party advertising on the MT Online Site

You will see advertising material submitted by third parties on the MT Online Site. Each individual advertiser is solely responsible for the content of its advertising material. We accept no responsibility for the content of advertising material, including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein.

If you want to advertise on the MT Online Site, please email the user help team at editorial [@] readmt.com, and they will pass your details on to our advertising sales team.

6. User content

Users of our site may be permitted to submit content for publication in various areas of the MT Online Site. Interactions with our site are governed by our Community Standards and Participation Guidelines accessible at the readmt.com/community-standards which are incorporated in these terms and conditions. You will be deemed to consent to these guidelines, and these terms and conditions, if you choose to post any content or comments to the MT Online Site.

When you submit content to us, you agree and represent that you have created that content, or you have received permission from, or are authorised by, the owner of any part of the content to submit it to the MT Online Site.

You or the owner of the content still own the copyright in the content sent to us, but by submitting content to us, you are granting us an unconditional, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free, fully transferable, perpetual worldwide licence to use, publish and/or transmit, and to authorise third-parties to use, publish and/or transmit your content in any format and on any platform, either now known or hereinafter invented.

You acknowledge and agree that when you post content on the MT Online Site or view content provided by others, you are doing so at your own discretion and risk, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, of that content. You further acknowledge and agree that the views expressed by you and other users in that content do not necessarily reflect the views of MT Online, and we do not support or endorse any user content. You acknowledge that we have no obligation to pre-screen, monitor, review, or edit any content posted by you and other users on the MT Online Site.

We, or authorised third parties, reserve the right to cut, crop, edit or refuse to publish, your content at our or their sole discretion. We may remove your content from use at any time.

We accept no liability in respect of any content submitted by users and published by us or by authorised third parties.

You warrant that the content you submit to us is not obscene, threatening, harassing, libellous, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another's privacy, offensive, defamatory of any person or illegal. You warrant that the content you submit to us does not infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other intellectual or proprietary or privacy right of any party or individual. You agree not to: 

  1. post content which is deliberately intended to upset or harm other users; 
  2. use the MT Online Site to post or otherwise transmit content that victimises, harasses,  degrades, or intimidates an individual or group of individuals on the basis of any  impermissible classification, including, without limitation, religion, gender, sexual  orientation, race, colour, creed, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, age, marital status, military status or disability; 
  3. post or otherwise transmit any content that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files, or programs designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of the MT Online Site or any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; 
  4. upload or otherwise transmit  any content, or take any other actions with respect to your use of the MT Online Site, that would constitute, or would otherwise encourage, criminal conduct or give rise to civil liability; or 
  5. use the MT Online Site for commercial purposes, including, without limitation, submitting any material to solicit funds or to promote, advertise or solicit the sale of any goods or services.

You understand that the technical processing and transmission of the MT Online Site may involve: 

  1. transmissions over various networks; and 
  2. changes to content to conform  and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices. MT Online assumes no responsibility for the deletion or failure to store postings of content or other information submitted by you or other users to the MT Online Site.

If you are under 16, you confirm that you have permission of your parent or MT Online to submit content.

Any queries regarding copyright and your content should be directed in the first instance to editorial [at] readmt.com.

Readers of our print products submitting content to MT Online News & Media should read our terms here.

7. Data protection

Please see our privacy policy for details of how personally identifiable information is collected and may be processed or shared with others. You will find the complete online Privacy Policy at readmt.com/privacy-policy.

8. Changes to these terms and conditions of use

Please note that we may change these terms and conditions from time to time at our sole discretion and we reserve the right to do without your consent. Any revised terms and conditions will be applicable at the time of posting on the MT Online Site. Please ensure that you review these terms and conditions regularly as you will be deemed to have accepted a variation if you continue to use the MT Online Site after it has been posted.

9. Governing law & jurisdiction

These terms and conditions are governed by English law and the parties agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

10. Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless MT Online, its parents, subsidiaries, and affiliates, and each of their respective officers, directors, and employees from any and all claims, liabilities, costs, and expenses, including, but not limited to, attorneys' fees and expenses, arising out a breach by you or any user of your account of these terms and conditions or privacy policy or arising out of a breach of your obligations, representation and warranties under these terms and conditions.

11. No waiver

Our failure to insist upon or enforce any provision of these terms of service shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right of MT Online.