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Overview of the Terms’ Purpose and Commitment to Integrity in News Reporting and User Engagement

Welcome to, your premier source for news and journalistic content. These Terms of Use (“Terms”) govern your access to and use of our website, mobile applications, and other services (“Services”), underscoring our commitment to uphold the highest standards of integrity in news reporting and foster meaningful user engagement. By accessing our Services, you agree to these Terms, which are designed to ensure a trustworthy and secure environment for all users.


Applicability Across Platforms and Services, Highlighting the Focus on Subscription and Single-Purchase News Content

These Terms apply to all platforms and services offered by, including but not limited to our website, mobile applications, and digital content. Whether you’re a subscriber enjoying full access to our extensive news library or a user making single-purchase content transactions, these Terms are designed to ensure a clear understanding of your rights and obligations across all modes of access to our content.

Subscription Services and Content Sales offers a diverse array of subscription models tailored to meet your news consumption needs. As a valued subscriber, you will enjoy a suite of benefits, including unlimited access to our premium content, early access to special investigative reports, and an ad-free browsing experience. This section provides detailed information on the payment terms for subscriptions, encompassing billing cycles and methods, as well as our renewal policies to guarantee uninterrupted access to our services.

In addition to our robust subscription offerings, is proud to feature exclusive investigative news stories available for purchase. These stories highlight our unwavering commitment to in-depth journalism, shining a light on critical issues and uncovering hidden truths. The proceeds from the sale of these stories are instrumental in funding further investigative work and supporting victims related to the issues we explore. Subscribers may benefit from exclusive offers or early access to these compelling stories, directly contributing to a cause that transcends traditional news reporting.

By choosing to subscribe to or purchase individual stories, you’re not only gaining access to high-quality journalism but also supporting’s mission to affect meaningful change through our reporting.

Acceptance of Terms

User Agreement to Comply with the Terms by Accessing or Using the Service By accessing or using’s Services, you confirm your acceptance of these Terms and agree to comply with them. Your use of our Services is also subject to our Privacy Policy, which details how we handle your personal information. Together, these documents form the legal basis of your relationship with

User Registration and Account Management

Age Restrictions, Account Creation, and Management Guidelines Users must be at least 16 years old to create an account with This section provides guidance on account creation, including the management of user information and preferences. It also outlines our policies on account security, emphasizing the importance of maintaining the confidentiality of account credentials.

Single Purchase Access and Merchandise Sales

At, we understand that flexibility in content access is crucial for our users. Therefore, we offer a single-purchase option for those interested in accessing specific articles or news content without the need for a subscription. This option allows you to buy individual stories that catch your interest, with clear terms of purchase, including access duration, payment methods, and any limitations on the use of purchased content.

Expanding beyond digital content, is proud to introduce our line of merchandise, including mugs, hats, and more, available for purchase. Each item sold in our webshop is designed not only to spread awareness of our investigative efforts but also to directly support the victims and causes featured in our stories. All proceeds from merchandise sales are dedicated to funding further investigative work and supporting those impacted by the issues we cover.Whether you’re buying an individual article or a piece of merchandise, you’re contributing to a larger cause. Your purchases help us continue our mission to deliver impactful journalism and make a tangible difference in the world.

User Conduct and Responsibilities

Expected User Behavior, Content Contribution Guidelines, and Legal Compliance users are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that fosters a respectful and constructive community. This includes adhering to guidelines when contributing content and comments, as well as complying with all applicable laws. Users are responsible for the content they post and must not engage in activities that could harm the integrity of our Services or other users’ experiences.

Privacy, Data Protection, and Content Sales Information is steadfast in its commitment to user privacy and data protection. Our privacy policy, which is a part of these terms, describes how we gather, use, safeguard, and share the personal data that users give us. This encompasses data acquired through registration, subscription, use of our Services, and transactions in our webshop. We implement robust security measures to safeguard user data against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction, ensuring your information remains secure.

In addition to personal data, we handle information related to content sales and merchandise transactions with the utmost care. Details regarding the purchase, including the nature of the items bought, the amount, and transaction data, are treated with the same level of privacy and security as personal user information. Our goal is to maintain a secure and trustworthy environment for all our users, whether you’re engaging with our news content or supporting our cause through merchandise purchases.

Intellectual Property Rights

Ownership, Use of Content, and User Content Licensing and its licensors retain all rights, titles, and interests in and to the Services and content published, including texts, graphics, logos, icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, and software. Copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws are in place to protect these elements. Users are granted a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to access and make personal, non-commercial use of the Services. This license does not include any rights to resell or make any commercial use of the Services or their contents; any collection and use of any product listings, descriptions, or prices; any derivative use of the Services or their contents; any downloading, copying, or other use of account information for the benefit of any third party; or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools.

Content Usage and Restrictions

Guidelines on How Users Can Use the Site’s Content, Including Limitations on Reproduction and Distribution Users are permitted to use the content available on for personal, non-commercial purposes only. This includes reading, viewing, and sharing content within the user’s personal network. Users must not modify, reproduce, distribute, publicly display, perform, or prepare derivative works based on any content from without prior written consent. The content is for informational purposes only and should not be used as a basis for making significant decisions without consulting primary, more accurate, more complete, or more timely sources of information.

Third-Party Content and Links

Disclaimer for Third-Party Content and External Links Provided on the Site Our Services may include content provided by third parties and links to other websites or resources. does not endorse, guarantee, or assume responsibility for the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of any information presented by third parties or on linked websites. The use of such content and links is at the user’s own risk.

User Content Submission

Terms Governing the Submission of User-Generated Content, Including Rights and Responsibilities Users may submit content, including comments, images, and links, to By submitting content, users grant a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, and worldwide license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such content in any media. Users represent and warrant that they own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to publish the content they submit.

Moderation and Content Removal

Policies on Content Review, Moderation, and the Grounds for Removal reserves the right, but not the obligation, to monitor, edit, or remove any user-generated content. We may remove content that we determine in our sole discretion to be unlawful, offensive, threatening, libelous, defamatory, pornographic, obscene, or otherwise objectionable or that violates any party’s intellectual property or these Terms of Use.

Dispute Resolution

Procedures for Addressing Grievances and Resolving Disputes In the event of a dispute arising from or related to these Terms or the Services, users should first contact to seek a resolution. If the dispute cannot be resolved through direct discussions, it may be required to be settled by binding arbitration or in a court of competent jurisdiction, subject to the governing law and jurisdiction clauses of these Terms.

Updates to Terms and Conditions

Notification Process for Changes to the Terms reserves the right to update or modify these Terms at any time without prior notice. Your continued use of the Services after any changes indicates your acceptance of the new Terms. Users are encouraged to review the Terms periodically for any updates or changes.

Account Termination and Suspension

Conditions Under Which an Account May Be Terminated or Suspended may terminate or suspend a user’s account and access to the Services at any time, without notice, in the event of a user’s breach of these Terms, upon request by law enforcement or other government agencies, or for any other reason. Upon termination, the user’s right to use the Services will immediately cease.

Age-Specific Content and Guidance

Advisory for Younger Audiences and Redirect to is committed to providing a safe and appropriate environment for all users, including younger audiences. Content that may not be suitable for users under the age of 16 will be clearly marked, and such users are encouraged to visit, which is tailored to a younger audience with appropriate content and safeguards.

Refunds, Cancellations, and Merchandise Returns

At, we strive to ensure satisfaction with both our subscription services and merchandise offerings. Subscribers may cancel their subscriptions at any time, with outlined policies available to guide you through the cancellation and refund process. We detail the conditions under which refunds may be granted for both subscription payments and single-purchase content, ensuring transparency and fairness in every transaction.

For merchandise sales, we offer a clear return and refund policy. Should you be dissatisfied with a physical item purchased from our webshop, we provide guidelines for returning the merchandise and obtaining a refund. This policy is designed to make your shopping experience worry-free, knowing that support is available should any issues arise with your purchase. 

Our commitment extends beyond providing quality content and merchandise; we aim to ensure that every interaction with is positive, secure, and respectful of your rights and preferences.

International Use

Guidelines and Restrictions for International Users is accessible to users worldwide; however, not all services or content may be available in all languages or in all countries. Users are responsible for ensuring that their use of the Services complies with local laws and regulations.

Compliance with Laws

User Obligation to Comply with Applicable Laws Users agree to use the Services in compliance with all applicable local, state, national, and international laws, rules, and regulations. Any use of the Services for illegal or unauthorized purposes is strictly prohibited.

Liability Limitations

Limitations on the Site’s Liability Concerning User Interaction and Content Accuracy, its affiliates, and its licensors will not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or punitive damages arising out of or related to your use of the Services, any user content, or any errors or omissions in the content. This limitation of liability applies to the fullest extent permitted by law. This includes any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of the content provided, especially for investigative content sold to users. While strives for accuracy, it cannot be held liable for any actions taken based on the purchased content.


User Agreement to Indemnify the Site Against Certain Types of Claims Users agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, and suppliers from and against all losses, expenses, damages, and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from any violation of these Terms or any activity related to the user’s account (including negligent or wrongful conduct) by the user or any other person accessing the Services using the user’s account.


Efforts to Ensure Site Accessibility for All Users is committed to ensuring that its Services, including the webshop, are accessible to individuals with disabilities. We strive to comply with all applicable standards, including WCAG 2.0 accessibility standards up to level AA. If you experience any difficulty accessing any part of our Services or the webshop, please contact us for assistance. Our commitment to accessibility ensures that all users, regardless of disability, can fully participate in and benefit from our Services and products.

Feedback and Suggestions

Encouragement and Terms for User Feedback Submission welcomes feedback, comments, and suggestions for improvements to the Services (“Feedback”). You may submit Feedback by contacting us. You acknowledge and agree that all Feedback will be the sole and exclusive property of, and you hereby irrevocably assign to all of your rights, titles, and interests in and to all Feedback.


Validity of Terms Provisions in Case Parts Are Deemed Unenforceable If any provision of these Terms is held to be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision will be deemed severable from these Terms and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. The remaining provisions of the Terms will remain in full force and effect.

Liability Limitations

Limitations on the Site’s Liability Concerning User Interaction and Content Accuracy, its affiliates, and its licensors will not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or punitive damages arising out of or related to your use of the Services, any user content, or any errors or omissions in the content. This limitation of liability applies to the fullest extent permitted by law. This includes any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of the content provided, especially for investigative content sold to users. While strives for accuracy, it cannot be held liable for any actions taken based on the purchased content.

Governing Law

Jurisdiction and Applicable Law Governing the Terms Without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law, the laws of the United States and the State of [State] shall govern these Terms and your use of the Services. Any legal action or proceeding related to your access to, or use of, the Services or these Terms shall be instituted in the federal or state courts located in Andalucía, Málaga, and Fuengirola. You agree to submit to the jurisdiction of and agree that the venue is proper in these courts in any such legal action or proceeding.

Entire Agreement

The Terms Are the Entire Agreement Between the User and the Site These Terms, together with the Privacy Policy and any other legal notices published by on the Services, shall constitute the entire agreement between you and concerning the Services. If a court of competent jurisdiction rules that any provision of these Terms is invalid, the remaining provisions of these Terms will continue to be valid and in full force and effect.

Contact Information

How Users Can Contact for Inquiries or Support

If you have any questions about these Terms, the Services, webshop orders, content sales, or your dealings with, please contact us at: We are committed to providing you with the support you need to fully enjoy our Services, including assistance with any inquiries related to our investigative content sales and merchandise offerings.

User Safety and Security

Measures Taken to Protect Users and Their Data takes the safety and security of its users seriously. We implement a range of security measures designed to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure. These measures include encryption, firewalls, and secure server facilities. Our security policies are reviewed regularly and updated as necessary to ensure the highest level of protection for our users.

User Privacy Rights

Detailed User Rights Regarding Their Personal Information respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it through our compliance with our Privacy Policy. You have certain rights regarding the personal information we collect and process, including the right to access, correct, delete, or restrict the use of your personal information. You also have the right to object to processing, the right to data portability, and the right to withdraw consent at any time. For more information about these rights and how to exercise them, please refer to our Privacy Policy.

Subscription Benefits and Features

Detailed Benefits Available to Subscription Members Subscribers to enjoy a range of benefits designed to enhance their news consumption experience. These benefits may include unlimited access to premium content, ad-free browsing, exclusive newsletters, early access to investigative reports, and discounts on events and merchandise. This section outlines the specific benefits and features available to subscription members.

Ethical Journalism Commitment

The Site’s Commitment to Ethical Journalism Practices is dedicated to upholding the highest standards of journalistic integrity and ethics. We strive to deliver accurate, unbiased news and information to our users. Our editorial team adheres to strict guidelines to ensure that our reporting is fair, accurate, and respectful of privacy and human rights. We are committed to correcting any errors and encourage users to report any concerns regarding our content.

Digital Content Standards

Standards for the Quality and Reliability of Digital Content Provided is committed to providing high-quality, reliable digital content. Our content is produced and reviewed by experienced journalists and subject- matter experts. We strive to ensure that all information published on our Services is accurate, up-to-date, and presented in a clear and understandable manner. We welcome feedback from our users on how we can improve the quality and reliability of our content.

Data Breach Notification

Protocol for Notifying Users in the Event of a Data Breach In the unlikely event of a data breach that affects your personal information, will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so. We will take immediate steps to mitigate the breach’s impact and will provide you with recommended actions to protect your privacy.

Payment Processing and Security

Security Measures for Processing User Payments uses secure payment processing services to handle subscription and single-purchase transactions. We ensure that all payment information is encrypted and processed through secure channels. Our payment processors abide by the PCI-DSS standards set by the PCI Security Standards Council, a collaboration of companies like Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of payment information.

Changes to Services

Terms Regarding the Modification or Discontinuation of Services reserves the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Services (or any part thereof) with or without notice. We will not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension, or discontinuance of the Services. We encourage users to regularly check our Services for any updates or changes.

Webshop and Merchandise Sales

Introduce a dedicated section for the webshop and merchandise sales, detailing the types of products available (e.g., mugs, hats), the charitable nature of the proceeds, and specific shipping or return policies. Highlight that all proceeds from these sales directly support victims related to the investigative stories covered by

User-Generated Content Rights

Clarification of Rights Concerning User-Generated Content When you submit user-generated content (UGC) to, you retain ownership of any intellectual property rights that you hold in that content. You give a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, make derivative works of, display, and perform the UGC in connection with the Services and’s (and its successors’ and affiliates’) business. This includes promoting and redistributing part or all of the Services (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels.

Feedback and Improvement Processes

How User Feedback Contributes to Service Improvement values the feedback of its users as an essential component of continuous improvement. We encourage you to provide feedback, suggestions, and ideas about our Services. Your feedback is used to improve service quality, develop new features, and address user needs more effectively. While we may not always be able to respond individually to all feedback, please know that your input is appreciated and considered in our ongoing efforts to enhance our Services.

Investigative Content Sales

Focus on the sale of investigative news stories, explaining the selection process for stories, the pricing model, and how these sales support the site’s investigative journalism efforts. Reassure users of the ethical considerations in choosing which stories are sold, ensuring transparency and integrity in the process.