Terms of use

Who we are

OC Media is a non-entrepreneurial (non-commercial) legal entity registered in Georgia with the LEPL National Agency of Public Registry on 14 November 2017 (identification number: 405239004).

Our legal address is Georgia, Tbilisi, 6a Simon Chikovani St, flat 6a.

You can reach us at contact@oc-media.org.

According to our charter, we collect, process, and publish news. We work in order to improve the media environment in the region, cooperating with the local and international organisations. Our major focus is to cover gender, labour rights, environment protection, conflict zones, and other important societal issues for local and international audiences.

We may be conducting other activities, which do not contradict the legislation of Georgia, which directly or indirectly serves the implementation of the organisation’s goals.

Except as otherwise provided, content on this site, including all materials posted by OC Media, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International licence.

You are free to:

Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format;

Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material.

The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.

Under the following terms:

Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes.

No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

Notices

You do not have to comply with the license for elements of the material in the public domain or where your use is permitted by an applicable exception or limitation. No warranties are given. The license may not give you all of the permissions necessary for your intended use. For example, other rights such as publicity, privacy, or moral rights may limit how you use the material.

Donations

These terms of use apply separately to each single donation that you make. Except as provided for in section 6, ‘Monthly donations’, and unless specified by you, they do not form a contract allowing for future or successive transactions to be set up. By confirming on the OC-Media.org website that you wish to make a donation you agree to be bound by these terms of use for that donation.

(1) The donation services

We will use your donation at our discretion but within our stated objectives. All payments through OC-Media.org are to be made by payment card or via PayPal. Once you confirm to us through OC-Media.org that you wish to proceed with your donation your transaction will be processed through our payment services provider, TBC Bank. By confirming that you wish to proceed with your donation you authorise TBC Bank to request funds from your credit, debit, or PayPal card provider.

(2) Unauthorised card use

If you become aware of fraudulent use of your card, or if it is lost or stolen, you must notify your card provider.

(3) Information from you

Before we can process a donation you must provide us with (i) your name, address and email address; and (ii) details of the credit or debit card that you wish to use to fund the donation. We will use this information to process your donation. It is your responsibility to ensure you have provided us with the correct information.
When you submit your payment details, these details will be transferred to our payment provider, TBC Bank, and your payment data will be collected and processed securely by them. You should make sure that you are aware of TBC Bank’s terms and conditions, which are different from our own, to ensure that you are comfortable with how they will process your personal data before you make a donation.

We won’t share your personal details with any other third party other than is set out in our privacy policy. Our privacy policy forms part of these donation terms of use and by agreeing to these terms of use you are also agreeing to the way we use and protect your personal information in line with our privacy policy.'

(4) Refund policy

We are grateful for your donation and support of our organisation. Donations are normally non-refundable but if you have made an error in making your donation or change your mind about contributing to our organisation please contact us. Refunds are returned using the original method of payment. If you made your donation by credit card, your refund will be credited to that same credit card minus the transaction costs.

If you make an error in your donation please contact us either by email at contact@oc-media.org or by post at Georgia, Tbilisi, 6a Simon Chikovani St, flat 6a within 14 days and a refund will be made to you.

(5) Monthly donations

These donations terms of use will only apply to successive donations made through OC-Media.org where you have set up a monthly donation. When you set up a regular donation you will be scheduling a series of donations to be made on the day of the month that you choose until further notice. You agree that these terms of use will apply to each of the donations in that series.

By confirming that you wish to proceed with a monthly donation you authorise our payment service provider TBC Bank to request funds from your credit or debit card on the day of each month that you set.

To cancel your regular donation please contact us at contact@oc-media.org.

General

We reserve the right to amend these terms of use at any time.

Fierce, independent journalism

Let’s be honest, the media situation in the Caucasus is grim. Every day we are accused of ‘serving the enemy’ whoever that enemy may be. Our journalists have been harassed, arrested, beaten, and exiled. But nevertheless, we persevere. For us this is a labour of love. Unfortunately, we cannot run OC Media on love alone, journalism is expensive and funding is scarce. Our sole mission is to serve the interests of all peoples of the region. Support us today and join us in the fight for a better Caucasus.

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