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Terms and Conditions of Use



Welcome to Newsweek. Just so you know, when we refer to “our site” throughout these terms, we are referring to the Newsweek digital network, operated by or on behalf of Newsweek or its parent companies, subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively known as “Newsweek”). The Newsweek digital network includes this website and any other Newsweek branded sites, microsites, mobile and tablet apps and digital editions, as well as any of those for our affiliated companies, such as the International Business Times and any other IBTMedia Limited related companies. It does not matter which device you use to access our site: as long as you use, access or browse our site, register your details with us, subscribe to any Newsweek products or services, download any of our apps or digital publications, or send us an email, you are agreeing to be bound by these terms. Any reference to “these terms” means this Terms and Conditions of Use document.

If you are using our site from the USA or anywhere else outside of the EMEA Region, please note that you are agreeing to be bound by the terms applicable to those territories as well. These are contained here

If you use our site, you consent to both these terms and our Privacy and Cookie Policy, which sets out the terms on which we collect, store and process any personal data that we may collect from you, or which you provide to us. It also explains the types of cookies that we use and gives you information on how to manage your data preferences. By using our site, you consent to such data processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate. You also recognise that we may share your information with third parties, including carefully selected advertisers, affiliates and service providers, and – if required to cooperate with legal investigations – law enforcement agencies.

Our site is operated by or on behalf of Newsweek Limited (“We”). We are a company registered in England and Wales under company number 08855703. Our registered office is at 25 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5LQ, United Kingdom. Our VAT number is GB 180 1364 32. You can contact us by email at emea-support@newsweek.com.

We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page. Please check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you.

We offer exclusive access to certain products and services that require registration. You can create an account with Newsweek by registering your details, including your name, email address and payment details, with us. You agree to use only your real name and email and not to provide any false information or to impersonate any other person, whether alive, dead, real or fictional. You agree not to share your password with anyone else, nor to use anyone else’s account. You are entirely responsible for everything done using your account. We reserve the right to suspend, remove or refuse your registration at any time.

(a) Our Content
Aside from user generated content and advertisements, you acknowledge that Newsweek is the sole owner of all the content published on our site. When we use the word “content” in these terms, this is intended to include – but is not limited to – the following: text, images, videos, graphics, logos, audio files and other material that appear on our site, as well as any material carrying intellectual property rights such as copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade names, logos, trade secrets, designs, databases and others. Any such content belongs to Newsweek and is protected globally under international intellectual property laws. Any access to or use by you of content appearing on our site or other intellectual property belonging to Newsweek shall be, unless otherwise prior agreed in writing, on the basis of a limited, temporary, revocable, non-exclusive licence.

No content on our site is intended to amount to advice on which should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking or refraining from any action on the basis of any content on our site.

Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our site is accurate, complete or up-to-date.

We reserve the right to edit or remove any content appearing on our site, at any time, without notice, and in our sole discretion. We do not accept any liability or responsibility whatsoever for any loss or damage caused or arising from any such editing or removal of content.

(b) What You May Do With Our Content:
Use of our site is strictly on a personal, non-commercial use only basis. So you may share, read, listen to, watch, download or print extracts from the content available on our site for personal, non-commercial use only. As regards printing, you may make one print copy of occasional articles for personal interest only.

If you are interested in syndicating or licencing any content from our site, please email us at a href="mailto:emea-support@newsweek.com">emea-support@newsweek.com.

(c) What You May Not Do With Our Content:
Unless expressly permitted, you must not, neither manually nor automatically (through any non-human mechanism or device), do any of the following with any content appearing on our site:

  • Copy, translate, reproduce, extract, adapt, distribute, publish, enter into a database, display, perform, modify, create derivative works from, transmit, archive, store or in any exploit (commercially or otherwise) any content;
  • Use any content whatsoever in such a methodical or ordered way that could be construed as creating a database in any format, whether electronic or otherwise;
  • Deal with any links to or from our content for a commercial purpose, howsoever remote;

We reserve the right to temporarily or permanently suspend, block, or deny you access to our site or any part of it, at any time, without notice, and in our sole discretion. We do not accept any liability or responsibility whatsoever for any loss or damage caused or arising from any such temporarily or permanent suspension or denial of access to our site or any part of it.

(a) What We Do With User Submitted Content
When you submit content to our site, you grant to Newsweek a royalty-free, everlasting, worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive licence to publish, reproduce, reuse, repackage, revise, edit, display, transmit, broadcast, archive, translate, syndicate, licence, copy, adapt, enter into a database, use for publicity purposes, exploit commercially, extract and use in different areas of our site or in derivative works, your content in Newsweek or other related publications, in any media, format or other tangible medium of expression now known or hereafter developed (including but not limited to print, e-book, internet, mobile, tablet, Newsweek-branded or affiliated social media channels, PDF, RSS feeds, podcast, radio, TV, webcasts and other digital formats whether streamed or downloadable), and in any language throughout the world, as the we see fit. We also have the right to sublicense your content to other entities within Newsweek’s group of companies and to third parties.

To any permitted extent, you agree to waive your right to agree to be identified as author of any content that you submit, or to object to derogatory treatment. These are what are known as moral rights, which you automatically agree to give up in relation to any content you submit on our site.

(b) Our Rules on User Submitted Content
You are solely responsible for your own submissions and the consequences of posting or publishing them. In connection with each of your submissions, you warrant and represent that:
1. You own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to use and authorise us to use all patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights in any and all submissions;
2. You have the written consent, release or permission of each and every identifiable individual person in your submissions to use their name or likeness; and
3. If you are under the age of 16, you have your parent or guardian’s permission to submit any content.

You agree that you will not:
1. Submit material that is copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third party proprietary rights, including trademarks, privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from their rightful owner to post the material and to grant us all of the rights granted herein;
2. Publish inaccuracies, falsehoods or misrepresentations that could damage us or any third party;
3. Submit material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, libellous, threatening, pornographic or of a sexual nature, harassing, hateful, homophobic, transphobic, racially or ethnically offensive, or encourages hatred of any kind (including but not limited to age, disability, gender, gender orientation, sexual orientation, religion or race), or encourages any other conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, violate any law, or is otherwise inappropriate; or
4. Post advertisements or promote any business (unless agreed with us in writing prior to publication).

We reserve the right to remove or not publish submissions without prior notice. We accept no liability or responsibility for the removal or deletion or failure to store any postings, content or other information you submit to us.

You acknowledge that when you submit content in any form to Newsweek or other related publications (such as The International Business Times) we may authorize such content to be distributed or syndicated to or published in other Newsweek affiliated or branded environments.

To the extent permitted by law, we do not accept any responsibility or liability for any content appearing on our site. We are excluded from liability for all conditions, warranties, representations or other statements or terms that may apply to our site or any content on it, whether express or implied. Our site is available on an “as is” basis, and we do not give any warranty or representation at all as to any content that appears on our site.

To the extent permitted by law, we will not be liable for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence, defamation, libel, slander, breach of privacy), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:

  • use of, or inability to use for any length of time, our site; or
  • use of or reliance on any content displayed on our site. If you are a business user, please note that in particular, we will not be liable for:
  • loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;
  • business interruption;
  • loss of anticipated savings;
  • loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or
  • any indirect or consequential loss or damage.
    • If you are a consumer user, please note that we only provide our site for domestic and private use. You agree not to use our site for any commercial or business purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.

      We do not guarantee that our site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses. You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access our site. You should use your own virus protection software.

      You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.

      We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our site or to your downloading of any content on it, or on any website linked to it.

      We assume no responsibility for the content of websites linked on our site. Such links should not be interpreted as endorsement by us of those linked websites. Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

      If any portion of these terms is found to be unenforceable or unlawful, this shall not affect the enforceability or validity of any other part of these terms.

      As regards any third party advertising on our site, which also includes any affiliate links we may include within our content to help us earn additional revenue at no additional cost to you, you should be aware that advertisers are fully responsible for making sure that any material on our site is compliant with the relevant law and regulations to any particularly territory they are viewed and posted in. We do not accept any liability or responsibility whatsoever for content of such material, nor for any loss or damage arising out of any contravention of any applicable law in respect of such material.

      If you are interested in partnering with Newsweek or placing advertisements within our site, please contact us at emea-support@newsweek.com

      You will be responsible for any harm, loss or damage that we suffer as a result of your violation of these terms, or any breach by you of your agreements, acknowledgments, representations or warranties. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Newsweek and its affiliates, and their respective members, directors, officers, managers, employees, shareholders, agents, licensors, from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including all legal costs, resulting from any violation by you of these terms or any breach by you of your agreements, acknowledgments, representations or warranties herein. We reserve the right to take over the exclusive defence of any claim for which we are entitled to indemnification under this Section 7. In such event, you shall provide us with such cooperation as is reasonably requested by us.

      Whether you are a business or a consumer, these terms, their subject matter and their formation (and any non contractual disputes or claims) are governed by English Law. We both agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

      These terms constitute the entire agreement between you and Newsweek in relation to your use of our site and supersedes and extinguishes all previous agreements, promises, assurances, warranties, representations and understandings between them, whether written or oral, relating to its subject matter.


      Last updated on 3rd July 2014

      These Terms of Sale provide the conditions for sale and purchase of digital subscriptions to Newsweek and other paid Newsweek products. In these Terms of Sale, “Newsweek” refers to newsweek.com and any other Newsweek branded sites, microsites, mobile and tablet apps and digital editions. These Terms of Sale are a legal contract between you and Newsweek UK Ltd, as well as Newsweek LLC in relation to certain express terms set out below. By subscribing to Newsweek, you agree to be bound by this contract.  Please read these Terms of Sale carefully before subscribing. By using Newsweek you also are agreeing to our Terms and Conditions of Use and Privacy and Cookie Policy. For the avoidance of doubt, the terms set out in both our Terms and Conditions of Use and Privacy and Cookie Policies shall apply to these Terms of Sale. These Terms of Sale are governed by English Law. We both agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.


      About Digital and Print Subscriptions

      • The terms “digital subscription” or “digital access” refers to paid digital subscriptions provided by Newsweek.
      • The terms “print subscription” or “print magazine” refers to paid print subscriptions to Newsweek.

      You can review the various Newsweek subscription packages here.

      Newsweek reserves the right to modify the content, type, and availability of Newsweek digital or print subscriptions at any time.

      Only one person may use the user name and password associated with a digital product account.

      For details about your purchases, including payment methods and billing cycles, visit the “My Account” section of Newsweek.com.

      Processing, Payment and Delivery

      • Newsweek activates your digital subscriptions at the time your payment is made and the terms starts immediately.
      • Print subscribers will receive their first copy within 28 days from receipt of order and it will continue for 51 issues. If the Post Office alerts us that your magazine is undeliverable, we have no further obligation unless we receive a corrected address within two years. All orders subject to approval. By ordering, you agree not to resell any subscriptions purchased from this site.
      • Newsweek is published weekly (number of issues per month varies). The number of issues in an annual term is subject to change at any time. You may access all articles from the print magazine and more on Newsweek.com.
      • We reserve the right to reject any order or purchase at any time.
      • If your initial payment authorization is later revoked, your subscription, product, or access will be terminated. Contact Customer Service by e-mail at emea-support@newsweek.com if you believe your access was terminated in error.
      • Unless specified otherwise in the Cancellations and Refunds section below, all charges are nonrefundable.
      • By purchasing a digital subscription or other paid product, you submit that all information provided during the order process is true and correct (including all credit card information), and that you are the authorized holder of the credit card.
      • To view or change your payment method, visit the “My Account” section of Newsweek.com.


      • When you purchase a digital or print subscription, the price will be specified during the order process. You agree to pay the price that is stated at the time of your order, as well as any applicable taxes. You also agree to the billing frequency stated at the time of your order.
      • Discount eligibility is determined at the time of the order. Discounts cannot be applied retroactively.
      • Newsweek reserves the right to change prices and fees at any time. We will notify you in advance if the regular rate of a subscription or product changes from what was stated at the time of your order. You will have the opportunity to accept the new price or cancel your subscription or purchase from that point forward.
      • Applicable taxes may vary. We are not able to notify you in advance of changes in applicable taxes.
      • If a stated price is determined by us in our sole discretion to be in error, we are not under any obligation to offer you the subscription or product at that price. We will notify you of the error and give you the opportunity to cancel your order and obtain a refund if payment already has been made.

      Additional Costs

      • You may choose to access additional products that are not included in your subscription price (“paid products”). If you access additional products, you will be responsible for paying any additional charges. Any additional charges will be clearly described during the order process.
      • When you use your digital subscription on a mobile device or a computer, you may incur charges from your service provider, such as telecommunications fees or data fees. These fees are not included in your subscription, and you are solely responsible for paying them separately. Newsweek will accept no liability in respect of any additional costs under any circumstances.
      • If you believe someone else has used your account or you are being charged for a product you do not have, you must contact Customer Service by e-mail at emea-support@newsweek.com.

      Billing for Digital or Print Subscriptions

      • We will charge or debit your payment method at the beginning of your digital subscription or, if applicable, at the end of your free trial period; Billing will continue according to the cycle stated at the time of your order. To view your billing cycle, visit the “My Account” section of Newsweek.com.
      • All Newsweek Subscriptions are renewed automatically. By clicking “Subscribe” when you purchase a digital or print subscription, you authorize us to renew your subscription automatically and to charge you at the start of each new term until you cancel.
      • When we renew your digital or print subscription, we will use the payment method currently associated with your account. For your convenience, we will use our most up to date credit card or paypal account information to charge your account.
      • You will not be notified in advance of upcoming renewals. Please see our policies on Cancellations and Refunds below for information about canceling.
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      • From time to time, we may offer promotions. The specific terms of each promotion are stated at the time each promotion is offered. Each promotion may be different. Promotions cannot be combined.
      • You are required to provide your payment details when you sign up for a promotion. At the end of the promotion, you will automatically be signed up for the related digital subscription that will begin at the end of the promotional period. We will not notify you in advance that the promotion is about to end. To cancel and avoid being charged, you must notify us before the promotion ends.

      Third Parties

      • If you have purchased your digital subscription or a product through a third party, these Terms of Sale may not apply to you. We are not liable to you for any claims related to purchases made through third parties. Please contact the third party directly which would include application providers.

      Access Restrictions

      • You are not authorized to access any digital subscriptions or other paid products unless you have opened a subscription account and paid the appropriate fee. If you purchased a subscription through Newsweek directly, as opposed to a third party, you will have received access credentials (e.g., a username and password) from us, and are using those access credentials.
      • You may not assist third parties in accessing digital subscriptions or paid products on an unauthorized basis, including by sharing your access credentials or providing any content or other materials that you obtained through a digital subscription or as a paid product.
      • You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your access credentials and for all usage or activity on your digital subscription accounts. Such responsibility expressly includes any purchases made or other charges incurred on your credit card in connection with your use (or an authorized third party’s use) of a digital subscription or paid product. 
      • In the event of any fraudulent, abusive, or otherwise illegal activity relating to your digital subscription or paid products, we reserve the right to, in our sole discretion, terminate those accounts and refer you to appropriate law enforcement agencies, without any prior notice. You will be solely responsible for any loss or damage arising from any such fraudulent, abusive, or otherwise illegal activity.

      Mobile Access and Jurisdictional Availability

      • Some components of digital subscriptions or other paid products may be accessible only using a particular kind of device – for example, an Apple iPad or an Amazon Kindle. You should investigate digital subscriptions or other paid products before you pay for access to them to ensure that they will work with your device because those third parties may not refund your order and we will not refund any fees you paid if the digital subscription or paid product you ordered is not compatible.
      • Certain components of digital subscriptions or paid products may not be available for use in every jurisdiction, and we will not refund any fees you paid if the digital subscription or paid product you ordered is not available. In addition, if a mobile device or service or digital product is no longer available to you, we will not issue you a refund for any fees you paid for those services or products.
      • For information on compatibility and availability, please visit the applicable provider’s website or contact us at support [at] newsweek.com before you subscribe or order.


      Cancellation and Refunds of Digital, Print Subscriptions or One-Time Purchases

      • You can cancel Newsweek Subscriptions at any time by e-mailing us at emea-support@newsweek.com. To the extent applicable, Corporate Subscription billing cycles and terms of cancellations may differ and would be governed by the terms set out in the Corporate Subscription Purchase Order.
      • Newsweek UK Ltd, of Floor 24, 25 Canada Square, London, E14 5LQ, assumes liability to you for payment of any refunds or credits in accordance with the terms of this section, at its sole discretion. Any reference to “we” in this section is a reference to Newsweek UK Ltd.
      • We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to issue refunds or credits when you request it. If we issue a refund or credit, we are under no obligation to issue the same or similar refund in the future.
      • We also reserve the right to suspend or terminate your subscription or product for any lawful reason, with or without notice and without further obligation. You will not be entitled to a refund in these circumstances.
      • You will not receive a refund if a portion or all of our digital products are temporarily unavailable.
      • If you canceled your subscription, but are still receiving bills, please note that it takes a few days for a cancellation to become effective. Therefore, if you receive any invoices after you have canceled, please ignore them. If you ordered through an agent (e.g.,EBSCO or Nordic Subscription Services), you should also check with that agent to ensure that your cancellation request was received and processed.
      • If you ordered your subscription before the 8th October 2013, refunds will be considered upon proof of payment (i.e. a subscription confirmation and/or a credit card statement).
      • One-time purchases (e.g., gift subscriptions, single issues, etc.) cannot be canceled and no refunds will be issued.
      • For premium gifted offers (eg powerbank), should you wish to cancel your subscription it will be cancelled on expiry of the current term and will not be refundable unless in exceptional circumstances and where the gift has been returned in good condition. Please allow up to 28 days for delivery of the gift, which will be sent on a signed for service after payment has been received. We reserve the right to substitute the gift advertised for one of equal or greater value if circumstances require. We also reserve the right to provide an alternative gift of an 8 issues extension if stocks are exhausted of the original gift. Please note that premium gifts are not available in Asia or the USA.

      Cancellation of Newsweek Monthly or Annual Digital Subscriptions

      When you cancel your digital subscriptions, you cancel only future charges associated with your subscription. You may notify us of your intent to cancel at any time, but cancellation will only become effective as of the billing cycle following the date of cancellation. You will not receive a refund for the current billing cycle. You will continue to have the same access and benefits of your product for the remainder of the current billing period.

      Cancellation of Print Subscriptions

      When you cancel your print subscription, we will stop your print service and issue a prorated refund for the unserved or unmailed portion of your print subscription. When you cancel your print subscription, your digital subscription will end with it.

      Changes to Content or Access

      We reserve the right to make changes to our digital products, without any prior warning or notice, at any time. If we temporarily reduce or eliminate the charge for content or access that you are currently paying for under different terms, you will not receive a refund.

      Apple Watch competition terms

      1. The promoter is: Newsweek whose registered office is at 25, Canada Square, London, E14 5LQ.
      2. Employees of Newsweek or their family members or anyone else connected in any way with the competition or helping to set up the competition shall not be permitted to enter the competition.
      3. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
      4. Route to entry for the competition is available via the Newsweek website
      5. Closing date for entry will be April 30th 2016. After this date the no further entries to the competition will be permitted.
      6. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
      7. The competition prize is an Apple Watch Sport
      8. The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter.
      9. The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.
      10. No cash alternative to the prizes will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.
      11. Winners will be chosen at random from all entries received and verified by Promoter and or its agents.
      12. The winner will be notified by email and/or letter within 28 days of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or do not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner.
      13. The promoter will notify the winner when and where the prize can be collected.
      14. The promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
      15. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
      16. The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by English law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.
      17. The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current UK data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.
      18. The winner’s name will be available 28 days after closing date by sending a stamped addressed envelope to the following address: 25, Canada Square, London, E14 5LQ
      19. Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.
      20. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter (or any other Social Network). You are providing your information to Newsweek. The information provided will be used in conjunction with the following Privacy Policy found at http://europe.newsweek.co.uk/corporate/privacy-policy

      Complaints policy

      Newsweek respects the rights of others and upholds the highest possible standards of ethical and professional journalism. We take complaints about editorial content seriously and if you need to make a complaint, please contact us at editorialcomplaints@newsweek.com and provide us with the information set out below:

      1. Identification of the URL or edition or other information which will enable us to locate the material of concern;
      2. The date on which the relevant article appeared;
      3. A clear description of the complaint and if appropriate an explanation of why you believe the content to be inappropriate or unlawful; and
      4. Your name, address, telephone number and email address. We will use this information to contact you if we require further information or assistance from you.