RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Associated Press is following events in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday. The Confederations Cup final between Spain and Brazil kicks off at 7 p.m. local time (2200 GMT). Follow this live feed for updates:

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TROPHY PRESENTATION

Brazil captain Thiago Silva has his hands on the Confederations Cup trophy, and he's holding it over his head. And that essentially signals the end of the competition and the start of the team's celebrations. They will certainly be enjoying their accomplishment tonight, and with the World Cup coming back to Brazil next year, they will more likely be celebrating for the next 12 months.

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FIFA CONCERNED

Suited FIFA officials ran around anxiously at the start of the Confederations Cup final as the obvious smell of tear gas wafted across the Maracana stadium, writes Simon Haydon. A protest by several thousand people a couple of hundred yards (meters) away had come to a sudden end as police flooded the area with gas. Volunteers and stadium workers felt the effects as the gas drifted past them. One woman wore a mask and another worker dabbed her eyes with a wet cloth. Fortunately, the gas did not seem to infiltrate the stadium, where more than 70,000 people were watching Brazil play in the final of the Confederations Cup. FIFA was not immediately available for comment.

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POSSIBLE JINX?

Now that Brazil has won its fourth Confederations Cup title, it may be worthwhile to remember that no current champion of the warm-up tournament has ever gone on to win the subsequent World Cup. We'll have to wait just over a year to see if that streak will continue.

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THANKING THE FANS

Brazil's players have been roaming from one side of the field to the other, showing their appreciation to the fans. They should. The fans at the Maracana Stadium were incredible, cheering and screaming for their team every step of the way as they completely outplayed Spain to win their fourth title at the World Cup warm-up tournament.

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IT'S OVER, BRAZIL WINS

Brazil did it, they won the Confederations Cup title -- again. The Brazilians dominated the final at the Maracana Stadium, beating world champion Spain 3-0. And while victory gave Brazil its third straight title in the competition, it also gave everyone in the country hope that the national team will be able to repeat this performance on July 13, 2014, in the World Cup final. The venue for that match? The very same Maracana.

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RED CARD FOR PIQUE

Spain defender Gerard Pique was given a straight red card for taking down Neymar as the Brazil striker was headed for goal. The Spanish protested to referee Bjorn Kuipers, but to no avail. Brazil got a free kick out of the decision, and still leads 3-0 with about 20 minutes to go in the Confederations Cup final.

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OUCH!

Sergio Ramos had a chance to pull one back against Brazil in the Confederations Cup final, but the Spain defender shot his penalty wide in the 55th minute. Brazil still leads 3-0.

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POLICE USE TEAR GAS

Just before the Confederations Cup final started, clashes between police and protesters who massed at security blockades broke out, with some protesters hurling rocks at authorities who responded with tear gas and shock grenades, reports AP's Jenny Barchfield. More than 5,000 anti-government protesters marched near the Maracana stadium, venting their anger about the billions of dollars the Brazilian government is spending on major sporting events rather than public services. A Molotov cocktail was also thrown, according to eyewitnesses. The gas drifted over the Maracana stadium and affected workers and volunteers at the ground, but did not seem to affect spectators.

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FRED SCORES AGAIN

Another goal for Brazil, and another for Fred. The Brazil forward makes it 3-0 in the 47th minute with a slick shot from the edge of the area, sliding the ball past Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas to make it 3-0 in the Confederations Cup final. Fred also scored the first goal in the second minute of the match.

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BRAZIL LEADS AT HALFTIME

Goals from Neymar and Fred have given Brazil a 2-0 lead over Spain at halftime in the Confederations Cup final. Although Spain is considered to be the best team in the world, Sunday's match at the Maracana Stadium has been all about Brazil. Fred gave the host team the lead in the second minute, and Neymar made it 2-0 in the 44th. In between, David Luiz came to the rescue by clearing away what looked to be a sure goal from Spain forward Pedro Rodriguez. If the second half is anything like the first, Brazil will win its fourth Confederations Cup title.

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NEYMAR SCORES

The poster boy for Brazilian football scored again, giving Brazil a 2-0 lead over Spain in the Confederations Cup final. Neymar collected a pass from Oscar in the 44th minute and blasted his shot past Iker Casillas in Spain's goal. Neymar, who recently signed a blockbuster deal with Barcelona, scored in each of Brazil's three group matches and played a part in both goals in the semifinal win over Uruguay.

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LUIZ SAVES

Brazil defender David Luiz made a sliding save to keep his team in the lead against Spain in the Confederations Cup final. Spain forward Pedro Rodriguez had an effort on target in the 41st minute, but Luiz scrambled back and was able to get enough on the ball to knock it out of play. The expected "DAVID LUIZ" chants soon followed from the boisterous Brazilian crowd at the Maracana Stadium.

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TEAR GAS

The smell of tear gas is drifting over the Maracana Stadium, making many rub their eyes with discomfort. Police used gas on several thousand protesters who had marched to within 100 yards of the stadium, reports AP's Jenny Barchfield.

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"THE CHAMPION IS BACK"

It didn't take long for Brazil to take the lead over Spain in the Confederations Cup final, and it didn't take much for the fans at the Maracana Stadium to heap on the praise. Although Spain won the last World Cup, Brazil has won that tournament a record five times. After their national team took a 1-0 lead, the fans started chanting "The champion is back."

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INSPECTING THE FIELD

The players are out on the field at the Maracana Stadium for warmups. The Spanish team entered the field to a huge round of jeers from the thousands of Brazilian fans, while the hosts were giving a screaming welcome. With about 40 minutes still to go before kickoff of the Confederations Cup final, the players are jogging around and getting a feel for the stadium. The fans at the Maracana, almost all wearing yellow, should provide a huge boost for Brazil as it tries to win a fourth title at the World Cup warm-up tournament.

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STARTING LINEUPS

The starting lineups for the Confederations Cup final are out, and there are no big surprises. Neymar will be the main man up front for Brazil, while Fernando Torres will start for Spain. In goal for Spain will be Iker Casillas. Here they are -- Brazil: Julio Cesar, Daniel Alves, Thiago Silva, David Luiz, Marcelo, Luiz Gustavo, Paulinho, Oscar, Hulk, Neymar, Fred. Spain: Iker Casillas, Gerard Pique, Andres Iniesta, Xavi Hernandez, Fernando Torres, Pedro Rodriguez, Juan Mata, Sergio Ramos, Sergio Busquets, Alvaro Arbeloa, Jordi Alba.

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SHOPS CLOSING

The number of protesters near the Maracana stadium has grown to about 10,000, reports AP's Jenny Barchfield. "Shopkeepers at the rare stores open on Sunday have pulled down gratings as the crowd passes. Helicopters hover overhead. Local residents lean out of apartment windows, filming the march with smartphones and video cameras," she says. Inside the stadium, it's a sea of yellow. With an hour to go before Brazil and Spain take the field for the Confederations Cup final, thousands of fans — almost all of them wearing yellow — have packed into the stadium and are dancing to the closing ceremony music. There are a few red Spain shirts scattered around the iconic venue, but there's no doubt Brazil is the home team for this match.

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CLOSING CEREMONY

With more than an hour until the Confederations Cup final starts and under darkening skies, the closing ceremony has started with dozens of people dancing on the field in the Maracana Stadium under football-like costumes. There's a carnival-like celebration on the pitch and the city's famous drums, hundreds of them, are creating a rumbling bass as dancers entertain the Brazilian crowd.

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TEAM BUS

Brazil's players are on their team bus and headed to the Maracana Stadium for the Confederations Cup final. Brazil has won all four of its matches at the World Cup warm-up tournament, but will have to beat world champion Spain to win their fourth title at the event. The match is scheduled to start in about two hours.

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GOING MOBILE

The so far peaceful gathering at the Saenz Pena plaza near central Rio is going mobile — and immobile. Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets around the plaza, with many sitting down to block traffic. AP's Stephen Wade says there is no violence yet, but the demonstrators are becoming more animated, with several already wearing gas masks in anticipation of police retaliation. Many of them are singing anti-government and anti-FIFA chants. The Confederations Cup final at the nearby Maracana Stadium is still about two hours away from kickoff.

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PARTY TIME

With fears of violence ever present, the scene at the Saenz Pena plaza near central Rio is more like a party right now. There are still three hours to go before Brazil and Spain kick off the Confederations Cup final, and vendors are out selling beer to the gathering of demonstrators. Among the signs from the disenchanted: "FIFA, get out of here." Many of the protesters are angry that the Brazilian government is spending billions on next year's World Cup and the 2016 Olympics while health services and education continue to be underfunded.

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ITALY WINS

Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon made three saves in the penalty shootout to help his team beat Uruguay in the third-place match for the Confederations Cup. The match was tied at 2-2 after extra time, and Italy won the shootout 3-2. Buffon saved penalties from Diego Forlan, Martin Caceres and Walter Gargano. Alberto Aquilani, Stephan El Shaarawy and Emanuele Giaccherini scored in the shootout for Italy, while Mattia De Sciglio's effort was saved. Edinson Cavani, who scored both of Uruguay's goals in the match, scored one of the shootout penalties while Luis Suarez added the other.

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SHOOTOUT TIME

Tied 2-2 in the third-place match for the Confederations Cup after extra time, Uruguay and Italy are headed to penalties. Each team will pick five players to take the spot kicks, but more will then come forward if the score is still even.

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RED CARD

Italy midfielder Riccardo Montolivo was sent off in extra time with a second yellow card in the third-place match of the Confederations Cup. Uruguay and Italy are tied at 2-2 in Salvador, Brazil.

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ARRIVING FANS

Besides the protesters, there are also football fans heading to the Maracana Stadium for Sunday's Confederations Cup final between Brazil and Spain. And those arriving at the stadium's main entrance are being met by some elite police units and military vehicles as the fans create a festive scene with Brazilian flags waving in the air. Instead of corruption and health care issues, 23-year-old teacher Vinicius Martins tells AP's Tales Azzoni that he is looking forward to the match. "It's a world classic. Nobody wants to miss this one," Martins said. "We know it's not going to be easy for Brazil against the world champions, but we came to see the 'Selecao' celebrating when it's all over."

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EXTRA TIME

The third-place match at the Confederations Cup has gone to extra time. Edinson Cavani twice equalized for Uruguay, putting the 2010 World Cup semifinalists even at 2-2 against Italy in Salvador. Davide Astori and Alessandro Diamanti scored the goals for the Italians. Extra time will consist of two 15-minute halves. If the teams are still tied at the end, they will go to penalty kicks.

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REMAIN CALM

With about four hours to go before the Confederations Cup final, protesters near the Maracana Stadium have remained calm but vocal about their demands. One of them, 31-year-old history professor Tatiana Poggi, has a message for the thousands and thousands of fans planning to come to Brazil for next year's World Cup: "Boycott the big event." Poggi tells AP's Rob Harris that the people of Brazil have reasons to protest, highlighting corruption, spending on the World Cup, health care and education. "The World Cup is one big government propaganda project. It won't boost the economy," Poggi said. "Our transport is not improving, our health care is not improving."

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CAVANI AGAIN

Edinson Cavani scored another equalizer for Uruguay, making it 2-2 against Italy in the third-place match for the Confederations Cup. Cavani scored straight from a free kick in the 78th minute, only five minutes after Alessandro Diamanti had given Italy the lead, also from a free kick.

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ITALY SCORES

Alessandro Diamanti gets a goal after all. The Italy midfielder curled in a free kick in the 73rd minute to give his team a 2-1 lead over Uruguay in the third-place match for the Confederations Cup. Diamanti was orginially credited with the first goal of the match, a free kick that hit the post but then went into the net off the back of Uruguay goalkeeper Fernando Muslera. That goal was later awarded to Davide Astori, who had made sure of the goal near the far post.

URUGUAY SCORES

Edinson Cavani scores for Uruguay to make it 1-1 against Italy in the third-place match at the Confederations Cup. The Napoli forward side-footed in a pass from Luis Suarez in the 58th minute at the Arena Forte Nova in Salvador. Suarez was booked moment later for a foul.

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ITALY LEADS AT HALFTIME

The halftime whistle has blown in Salvador, with Italy still leading Uruguay 1-0 in the third-place match for the Confederations Cup. The goal, however, has now been credited to Davide Astori. The ball appeared to go into the net off the back of Uruguay goalkeeper Fernando Muslera after a free kick from Alessandro Diamanti had hit the post in the 24th minute. Diamanti was originally named as the scorer, but the FIFA website now says it was Astori.

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SITTING THIS ONE OUT

Mariela Simao, a 22-year-old biotechnology student who lives near the Maracana Stadium, has decided to sit this one out — both Sunday's protest and the Confederations Cup final. Simao, who first took the streets about two weeks ago when many local Brazilians let their rage spill over into violence while calling for government reforms, tells AP's Rob Harris that she is staying behind this time because she is afraid of the police. "They are not only looking at the people doing bad stuff, breaking windows, they are shooting everyone indiscriminately," Simao said of police firing rubber bullets and tear gas. She also said she loves football and supports Brazil's national team, which will be facing Spain in the final of the World Cup warm-up tournament, but she is now more concerned about other problems in the country. "I hope they are champions," Simao said, "but the country needed to invest in a lot of things before bringing the World Cup here - hospitals, schools."

ITALY TAKES THE LEAD

Italy has taken a 1-0 lead over Uruguay in the third-place match in Salvador. Alessandro Diamanti sent in a free kick that hit the post and then bounced in off the back of Uruguay goalkeeper Fernando Muslera. Italy defender Davide Astori made sure it was a goal, but the ball looked like it had already crossed the line before he got a foot to it.

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POLICE HALT PROTESTERS

Protesters marching toward the stadium ahead of the final have been stopped on Avenida do Maracana by a battalion of military police carrying shields, says AP's Jenny Barchfield. There are also bus loads of police reinforcements nearby in case of violence. Standing in front of a line of police and yelling at them is a middle-aged woman with a T-shirt that says "Grandma." Protesters have taken to the streets all over Brazil in the past two weeks, calling for a wide-range of reforms. Some of their ire has been targeted at the high cost of staging next year's World Cup and the 2016 Olympics.

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THIRD PLACE

The match for third place at the Confederations Cup has started, with South American champion Uruguay playing Italy at the Arena Forte Nova in Salvador. Uruguay lost to Brazil in the semifinals, and Italy was beaten by Spain in a penalty shootout. Cesare Prandelli, the coach of Italy, has complained about the third-place match, calling for FIFA to review whether it's needed. The Italians are upset because they have had only two days to rest since Thursday's draining loss, while Uruguay last played on Wednesday. Another cause of contention is the start time. The third-place match is the only game of this year's tournament to start at 1 p.m., when it can be quite warm in Brazil -- especially up north in Salvador.

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PROTEST & POLICE

Brazilian police told AP's Tales Azzoni that they would allow people to protest outside the Maracana Stadium as long as they kept their demonstrations peaceful. People without tickets usually are not allowed near the venue in FIFA tournaments, but the Maracana sits in a crowded Rio neighborhood and authorities said they would not keep local residents away from the venue. A few civil law enforcement officers and an elite police unit were in front of the main entrance, so far just watching the demonstrators. A handful of people were calling for attention to human trafficking, and others complained of poor conditions at Rio de Janeiro hospitals. "We want better conditions in the health services in Rio," said 59-year-old Geralda Ramos, who works at a local hospital. "We need to speak up because the government is not paying attention to us. We need better salaries and better equipment to be able to treat our people."

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FOOTBALL, TANKS, RIOT GEAR

A crowd of protesters has started to make its way from Saenz Pena, a square not far from central Rio, and is heading for the Maracana, says Barchfield. Once they get near the stadium, they'll find officers in riot gear and tanks awaiting them. If there is going to be a violent standoff, it's likely to occur there.

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ON ALERT

The Confederations Cup has been marred by violent anti-government protests, partly aimed at the high cost of staging next year's World Cup. More are expected for the final day of the Confederations Cup, but no one is quite sure how big they will be. Several thousand police have been put on alert, but as of noon in Rio, only a few hundred people had gathered in the center of the city, according to Barchfield. Outside the Maracana Stadium, a handful of protesters held banners saying, "How much is silence worth?"

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DRESSED IN YELLOW

The clouds hovering over Rio de Janeiro haven't darkened the mood ahead of Sunday's Confederations Cup final between Brazil and Spain. The Brazilian fans are already out on the streets in force, many wearing the team's traditional yellow colors. In the country that will host next year's World Cup, football is a serious event, and the match against world champion Spain is going to be one to remember. Brazil's national team has been in a rebuilding phase under coach Luiz Felipe Scolari, the same man who led the team to its fifth and last World Cup title in 2002. But the team has so far met Scolari's expectations, winning all four of its matches to reach the final. Spain made it through by beating Italy in a penalty shootout in the semifinals, and could even be considered the underdog for the match since it will be played at the Maracana Stadium, Brazil's most renowned football venue.

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  1. All intellectual property in relation to Material on the Site belongs to the Publishers or its licensors, advertisers or affiliates. You obtain no interest in that intellectual property. All Material on the Site is protected by international copyright and other intellectual property laws. You may not do anything which interferes with or breaches those laws or the intellectual property rights in the content. You do not have any right, title or interest in or to any proprietary rights relating to the Material or the Site. All individual articles, blogs, videos, content and other elements comprising the Material or the Site are also copyrighted works, and the Publisher (subject to the rights of its licensors and licensees under applicable agreements, understanding and arrangements) has all rights therein. You must abide by all additional copyright notices or restrictions contained on the Site.

  2. Without limiting clause 11.1, by posting or submitting Contributed Material , you are giving the Publisher, and its affiliates, agents and third party contractors the right to display or publish such Contributed Material on the Site and its affiliated publications (either in the form submitted or in the form of a derivative or adapted work), to store such content, and to distribute such content and use such content for promotional and marketing purposes. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, with respect to any video submissions to the Publisher made by you from time to time, you understand and agree that (unless you and the Publisher agree otherwise) the Publisher may, or may permit users to compile, re‑edit, adapt or modify your video submission, or create derivative works therefrom, either on a stand‑alone basis or in combination with other video submissions, and (unless you and the Publisher agree otherwise) you shall have no rights with respect thereto and the Publisher or our licensees shall be free to display and publish the same (as so compiled, re‑edited, adapted, modified or derived) for any period.

  3. You shall be solely responsible for your own Contributed Material and the consequences of posting or publishing the Contributed Material. Without limiting clause 11.3, in connection with each of your Contributed Materials, you affirm, represent, and/or warrant that: (I) you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to use and authorize the Publisher to use all patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual property or proprietary rights in and to any and all such Contributed Material to enable inclusion and use of such Contributed Material in the manner contemplated by the Publisher and these Terms and Conditions; and (II) you have the written consent, release, and/or permission of each and every identifiable individual person in such Contributed Material to use the name or likeness of each and every such identifiable individual person to enable inclusion and use of such Contributed Material in the manner contemplated by the Publisher and these Terms and Conditions; and (III) the Contributed Materials and their use do not infringe any intellectual property rights or other rights of any person. In furtherance of the foregoing, you agree that you will not submit Material that is copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third party proprietary rights, including 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 the Publisher all of the rights granted herein. Publisher reserves the right to remove or not publish Contributed Material without prior notice. You understand that when you submit Material in any form to the Publisher, the Publisher may authorize such content to be distributed or syndicated to or published on other related branded environments.

  4. You may download and view or print a copy of Material on this Site for personal, non‑commercial use provided you do not modify the Material in any way (including any copyright notice). All rights not expressly granted under these terms of use are reserved by the Publisher. Unless expressly stated otherwise, you are not permitted to copy, or republish anything you find on the Site without the copyright or trademark owners' permission.

  5. All trade marks and logos that appear on the Site are owned by either the Publisher or its related bodies corporate or their licensors. Other trademarks may be displayed on the Site from time to time. These may belong to third parties. Nothing displayed on the Site should be construed as granting any license or right of use of any logo, trademark or masthead displayed on the Site, without the express written permission of the relevant owner.

Third party websites, content links, advertising and activities

  1. The Site may feature or display links and pointers to websites operated by third parties on the Site. Such websites do not form part of the Site and are not under the Publisher's control. The Publisher does not accept any responsibility in connection with any such website. If you link to any such websites, you leave the Site entirely at your own risk. The appearance of those links on this site does not indicate any relationship between the Publisher and that third party or any endorsement by the Publisher of that third party, its site or the products or services which it is advertising on this Site. The Site may include third party content which is subject to that third party's terms and conditions of use. Nothing on the Site should be construed as granting any license or right for you to use that content. You must not link to the Site from any other website (or otherwise authorize any other person to link from a third party website to the Site) without the Publisher's prior written consent.

  2. The Site may feature or display third party advertising. By featuring or displaying such advertising, the Publisher does not in any way represent that the Publisher recommends or endorses the relevant advertiser, its products or services. If you contact a third party using functionality provided on the Site, including via e‑mail, the Publisher does not accept any responsibility for any communications or transactions between you and the relevant third party.

  3. From time to time, the Publisher may promote, advertise, or sponsor functions, events, offers, competitions or other activities that may be conducted offline and may be conducted by third parties. These activities may be subject to separate terms and conditions. You participate in any such activities entirely at your own risk. The Publisher does not accept any responsibility in connection with your participation in activities conducted by any third party.

Liability and Idemnity

  1. To the extent permitted by law, you use the Site at your sole risk. The Publisher does not warrant that the Site will be uninterrupted or error‑free. There may be delays, omissions, interruptions, and inaccuracies in the news, information or other Material available through the Site. To the extent permitted by law the Publisher excludes all warranties, representations, conditions and guarantees, whether express, implied or statutory, including, without limitation, those of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, with respect to the Site or any Materials or goods that are available or sold through the Site. The Publisher does not exclude any statutory or implied warranty, condition or guarantee that it is prohibited by law to exclude under applicable law of any jurisdiction. The Publisher does not make any representations, nor does the Publisher endorse the accuracy, completeness, timeliness or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement or other material or database supplied, uploaded or distributed on the Site or available through links on the Site. The Publisher reserves the right to correct any errors or omissions on the Site. Although the Publisher intends to take reasonable steps to prevent the introduction of viruses, worms, ‘trojan horses' or other destructive material to the Site, the Publisher does not guarantee or warrant that the Site or Material that may be downloaded from the Site do not contain such destructive features. To the extent permitted by law, the Publisher is not liable for any loss, damage or harm attributable to such features. If you rely on the Site and any Material available through the Site you do so solely at your own risk. The Publisher does not warrant the accuracy of the Material on the Site, and the Material is provided to you “as is” and on an “as available” basis and on the condition that you undertake all responsibility for assessing the accuracy of the Material and rely on it at your own risk. You recognize that the Site may contain various combinations of text, images, audiovisual productions, opinions, statements, facts, articles, market data, stock quotes or other information created by the Publisher or by third parties. Such Material, including market data, is for your reference only and should not be relied upon by you for tax or investment advice and it does not advocate the purchase or sale of any security or investment.

  2. The Publisher does not necessarily hold the opinions expressed by Material contributors. Opinions and other statements expressed by Users and third parties (e.g., bloggers) are theirs alone, not opinions of the Publisher. Material created by third parties is the sole responsibility of the third parties and its accuracy and completeness are not endorsed or guaranteed. You acknowledge that by providing you with the ability to view and distribute Material through the Site, the Publisher is not undertaking any obligation or liability relating to the Material. The Publisher and its affiliates, successors, assigns, employees, agents, directors, officers and shareholders do not undertake or assume any duty to monitor the Site for inappropriate or unlawful content. To the extent permitted by law, the Publisher and its affiliates, successors, assigns, employees, agents, directors, officers and shareholders assume no responsibility or liability which may arise from the Material thereof, including, but not limited to, claims for defamation, libel, slander, infringement, invasion of privacy and publicity rights, obscenity, pornography, profanity, fraud, or misrepresentation. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Publisher reserves the right to block or remove communications, postings or Materials at any time in its sole discretion.

  3. To the extent permitted by law, the Publisher will have no responsibility or liability in relation to any loss or damage that you incur, including damage to your software or hardware, arising from your use of or access to this Site.

  4. The Publisher does not warrant that functions contained in the Site content, such as hyperlinks, will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected or that the Publisher or the server that makes it available, are free of viruses or bugs.

  5. The Publisher may be legally compelled to disclose certain Information. You agree that in the event the Publisher receives a subpoena issued by a court or from a law enforcement or government agency, the Publisher shall comply with such subpoenas without your consent or prior notice to you and may disclose your IP address, username, name, IP location or other information in response thereto.

  6. Subject to clause 30, to the extent permitted by law, the Publisher and its affiliates, and their respective members, directors, officers, managers, employees, shareholders, agents and licensors are not liable for incidental, indirect, consequential, special, punitive, or exemplary loss or damages of any kind, including, without limitation, lost revenues or profits, loss of business, opportunity or goodwill, or loss of data, arising in any way in connection with this Site or Material on the Site, the use of (or inability to use) the Site or Material, or the Conditions, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), in equity, under statue or otherwise, including but not limited to any claim, loss or injury based on errors, omissions, interruptions or other inaccuracies in the Site, or as a result of breach of any warranty or other term or condition of the Conditions. To the extent permitted by law and subject to clause 30, the Publisher's liability shall be limited to the amount you paid, if any, for use of the Site.

  7. You will be responsible for any harm the Publisher suffers as a result of your violation of these Terms and Conditions or any breach by you of your representations and warranties. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Publisher and its affiliates, and their respective members, directors, officers, managers, employees, shareholders, agents, and licensors, from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees, resulting from any violation by you of the Conditions or any breach by you of your representations and warranties thereunder. The Publisher reserves the right to take over the exclusive defense of any claim for which the Publisher is entitled to indemnification under this Section 29. In such event, you shall provide the Publisher with such cooperation as is reasonably requested by the Publisher.

  8. To the extent that the Publisher's liability for breach of any implied or statutory warranty, condition or guarantee, cannot be excluded by law, to the extent permitted by law the Publisher's liability will be limited, at the Publisher's option, to:

    1. in the case of services supplied or offered by the Publisher:

      1. the supply of the services again; or

      2. the payment of the cost of having the services supplied again; and

    2. in the case of goods supplied or offered by the Publisher:

      1. the replacement of the goods or the supply of equivalent goods;

      2. the repair of the goods;

      3. the payment of the cost of having the goods replaced; or

      4. the payment of the cost of having the goods repaired.

  9. If a jurisdiction does not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability in accordance with clause 30 but allows a limitation of a certain maximum extent then liability is limited to that extent.

No reliance, other Users

  1. Except where expressly stated otherwise, Material on the Site is provided as general information only. It is not intended as advice and must not be relied upon as such. You should make your own inquiries and take independent advice tailored to your specific circumstances prior to making any decisions. To the extent permitted by law, the Publisher will not be liable for loss resulting from any action or decision by you in reliance on the Material on the Site.

  2. You acknowledge that the Publisher is not responsible for, and accepts no liability in relation to, any other User's use of, access to or conduct in connection with the Site in any circumstance.

Termination

  1. In the event of termination of your access to the Site you must immediately cease accessing and using the Site and Materials on the Site and (at Publisher's option) return any (hard or electronic) copies of such Materials to the Publisher or destroy any copies within your control or possession. All licences granted by you and all disclaimers, indemnities and exclusion and limitations of liability set out in the Conditions will survive termination.

Severability

  1. If any provision of the Conditions is deemed invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of the Conditions, which shall remain in full force and effect.

No waiver

  1. No waiver of any term of the Conditions shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term. Any failure to assert any right under the Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of such right.

Affirmation regarding age

  1. By using the Site, you affirm that you are 18 years or over or otherwise possess legal parental or guardian consent.

Applicable Law

  1. These Conditions shall be construed in accordance with and governed by the laws of the Isle of Man. You consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in the Isle of Man to determine any matter or dispute which arises under the Conditions.

Definitions

  1. In these terms and conditions:

    1. "Material" means text, illustrations, photos, audio, video, or any combination of these or other content, information, data or material.

Publishing Services International Limited Privacy Policy

1. Privacy

The Publisher recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of its customers. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, "customers" includes visitors to the Site, subscribers to and users of the Publisher's services, purchasers of its products and advertising customers. This privacy policy is intended to inform you about the personal information that is collected from you when you visit the Site, and in the other circumstances described under the heading "Collection of personal information" below, how this information may be used and disclosed, how you can control the use and disclosure of your information, how your information is protected, and how you can access that information. The Publisher may, from time to time, review and update this Privacy Policy, including taking account of new or amended laws, new technology and/or changes to its operations. This Privacy Policy applies only in respect of the Site. This Privacy Policy does not apply to information collected through any other website (other than by or on behalf of the Publisher in the circumstances described under the heading "Collection of personal information" below) or to the practices of companies that the Publisher does not control. Please note that the Site may contain links to other websites. For example, if you click on an advertisement on the Site and link to another website, then this Privacy Policy will not apply to any information collected on that website. The Publisher is not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites, and the Publisher recommends that you read the privacy policies of each website that you visit. All personal information held by the Publisher will be governed by the most recently updated Privacy Policy.

2. Collection of personal information

The Publisher collects personal information when the Publisher provides its services to you. When you visit and interact with the Site, certain information may be collected automatically, including:

  • your computer's Internet Protocol (IP) address;
  • your browser type and operating system;
  • the web pages you were visiting immediately before and after you came to the Site;
  • activities within community discussions;
  • web pages and advertisements that you view, and links that you click on, within the Site;
  • your bandwidth speed and information about the software programs that are installed on your computer;
  • aggregated data about email click‑through rates and user video viewing;
  • standard server log information; and
  • information collected through HTML cookies, Flash cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies.

The Publisher usually collects personal information directly from you, although sometimes the Publisher may use agents or service providers to do this for the Publisher. The Publisher may also acquire lists from other sources, both from other companies and from other public documents. This may include advertisers, mailing lists, recruitment agencies, contractors and business partners. The Publisher may also access information about you from third‑party sources and platforms (such as social networking sites, databases, online marketing firms, and ad targeting firms), including:

  • if you access third‑party social networking services (such as Facebook Connect or Twitter) through the Site, your username and connection lists for those services;
  • demographic data, such as age range, gender, and interests;
  • advertisement interaction and viewing data, such as ad click‑through rates and information about how many times you viewed a particular ad; and
  • unique identifiers, including mobile device identification numbers, that can identify the physical location of such devices in accordance with applicable law.

Please note that the Site may combine the information that we collect with information that the Publisher may obtain from third‑party sources. The Publisher may collect your personal information when you request or acquire a product or service from the Publisher, register with the Publisher as a member (including user name and password and contact information such as name, email address, postal address, phone number, and mobile number), provide a product or service to the Publisher, complete a survey or questionnaire, enter a competition or event, contribute in a fundraising event, participate in one of the Publisher's services (including blogs, forums, community discussions and other interactive features), search queries conducted on the Site, or when you communicate with the Publisher by e‑mail, telephone, or in writing.

The Publisher usually collects personal information such as your name, address, telephone number, and in some instances, your financial details, including your credit card information, in addition to the other specific types of information described above. The Publisher also collects information about you that is not personal information. For example, the Publisher may collect data relating to your activity on its websites (including IP addresses) via tracking technologies such as cookies, or the Publisher may collect information from you in response to a survey.

As a general rule the Publisher does not collect sensitive information, however it reserves the right to do so. If the Publisher does, it will usually be for the purposes of providing its goods or services and if the law requires the Publisher to, the Publisher will seek your consent to collect it.

If you do not provide the Publisher with information described above, the Publisher may not be able to its services to you.

If, at any time, you provide personal information about someone other than yourself, you warrant that you have that person's consent to provide such information for the purpose specified.

If you are located outside of the Isle of Man, please note that personal information provided by you or otherwise collected as described above will be transferred to the Isle of Man.

3. Use of personal information

The Publisher uses personal information to provide its services (which may include the display of personalised content and advertising) to you, to fulfil administrative functions associated with these services, for example billing, to enter into contracts with you or third parties and for marketing and client relationship purposes. The Publisher also generally uses personal information to report statistics, analyse trends, diagnose problems and target and improve the quality of its products and services. By accessing the Site, you agree that the Publisher may use your personal information for the purposes and by the means described in this Privacy Policy, and you agree that the Publisher may use your mobile number to send you promotions, notifications, or other services. In order to provide readers with free access to content, the Publisher displays advertisements on the Site, many of which are targeted based on information about you. For example, using information collected through cookies, web beacons, and other sources, the Publisher may use demographic data or information about your online activities or interests to display targeted advertising that may be relevant to your preferences. Through this process, advertisers reach Site visitors who are most interested in their products, and you see advertising for products or services in which you may be interested. Third‑party advertisers and advertising platforms also may serve targeted ads on the Site. Please remember that the information practices of third‑party advertisers or platforms collecting data on our Site are not covered by this privacy policy. The Publisher may also use the information that it collects to prevent illegal activities, to enforce the Site's Terms and Conditions, and to otherwise protect its rights and the rights of its users. In addition to the uses identified above, the Publisher may use the information that it collects for any other purposes disclosed to you at the time it collects your information or pursuant to your consent. Where your personal information is contained within an advertisement which the Publisher publishes for you, the Publisher may also use your information for publication of that same advertisement in other media, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the initial publication. The Publisher may also use your personal information to assist the Publisher in improving its products and services and to let you know about goods, services, or promotions which may interest you.

4. Disclosure to and use by Third Parties

The Publisher values your privacy, and shares information about its users only under certain circumstances. The Publisher may share your information with other companies which are related to the Publisher. The Publisher may disclose your information to its service providers and contractors from time to time to help the Publisher to provide and market its goods and services to you. The Publisher may also share your information with third parties who provide prizes for competitions or reader offers. If the Publisher does this, the Publisher generally requires these parties to protect your information in the same way as the Publisher does.

The Publisher will make information about you available to other companies, applications, or people in the circumstances listed below:

  • The Publisher may share aggregated information or information that does not directly identify you with third parties to help the Publisher develop content, services, and advertising that the Publisher hopes you will find of interest. Please note that the Publisher does not share contact information with third parties that advertise on the Site.
  • The Publisher may employ third parties to perform Site‑related services, including database management, maintenance services, analytics, marketing, data processing, and email and text message distribution. These third parties have access to your information only to perform these tasks on the Publisher's behalf.
  • If you choose to engage in public activities on the site, such as posting comments on community message boards, any information you submit can be read, collected, or used by others. Please exercise caution when deciding to disclose any personal information in public activities or submissions.
  • The Publisher may share information about you in the event that the Site is acquired by or merged with another company or a similar corporate transaction takes place. However, the Site will notify you by placing a prominent notice on the Site or sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your account before your information is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.
  • The Publisher may share information about you to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety or other rights and interests of any person, violations of the Site's Terms and Conditions, or as otherwise required by law.
  • The Publisher may share information about you to respond to subpoenas, search warrants, judicial proceedings, court orders, legal process, or other law enforcement measures, to establish or exercise our legal rights, or to defend against legal claims.
  • In addition to the scenarios identified above, the Publisher may share information about you for any other purposes disclosed to you at the time the Publisher collects your information or pursuant to your consent.

Please note that third parties may independently collect data about you, including your IP address and information about the websites you visit and the links you click, through cookies, clicks on links, or other means when you visit or view ads on the Site.

To customize your experience on the Site and to simplify the Site's registration process, the Publisher provides you with the opportunity to access or interact with third‑party services, such as Facebook and Twitter. When you connect to the Site through these third‑party services, the Publisher may share information about you with these third‑party service providers and they may share data about you with the Publisher. When you allow the Publisher to access your data through a third‑party service to create a Site profile, the Publisher may use this data for several purposes, including:

  • For example, if you connect to the Site via a service with a public friend list, like Twitter, the Publisher may check to see if any people you follow on Twitter are also Site members. If the Publisher finds a match, the Publisher will replicate your Twitter relationship with those members, setting them to be fans, followers, or friends on the Publisher Site.
  • For example, if you connect via a service that has a private contact list (like Google and Yahoo!), the Publisher checks for people in your contacts who are Site members and suggest that you become a fan of these users.
  • When users share content with their friends, the Publisher may use friend lists from third‑party services to create a list of contacts to whom you may choose to send the email message.
  • For example, the Publisher may use friend lists from a third‑party service to create a list of contacts to whom you may choose to send an invitation to view an interactive slideshow.
  • When you are connected via a third‑party service, the Publisher may access certain account information, such as your profile picture, what stories are popular in your network, and what your friends are saying about certain articles or blog posts, in order to enhance and personalize your experience on the Site.

In addition, if you connect to a Facebook account, your experience on the Site may be personalized. For example, you may automatically see what stories are popular in your network, and what your friends are saying about particular stories. Please note that you may disconnect third party accounts at any time.

Please remember that the Publisher does not control the privacy practices of these third‑party services. The Publisher encourages you to read the privacy policies of all third‑party service providers. You can deactivate your account at any time by visiting the preferences page for your profile. When you deactivate your account, your user profile will be disabled, but your public comments will remain on the site. The Site has no responsibility to take down, remove, or edit any of your public activities or any submissions that are a result of your public activities. If you opt out of these technologies, you will continue to see advertising displayed on the Site, but the advertising may not be targeted to your interests. Please remember that the Publisher does not have access to, or control over, advertisers' or service providers' cookies, and the information practices of third parties are not covered by this privacy policy.

5. Use of Aggregate Data

The Publisher may collect and use certain non‑personal information (e.g., the identity of your Internet browser, the type of operating system you use, your IP address and the domain name of your Internet service provider) to optimise its goods and services (which may include the display of personalised content and advertising) including the Publisher's web pages for your computer. The Publisher may use personally identifiable information in aggregate form to improve its goods and services including its web sites and make them more responsive to the needs of its customers. This statistical compilation and analysis of information may also be used by the Publisher or provided to others as a summary report for marketing, advertising or research purposes.

6. Security

The Publisher strives to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of personal information of its customers. The Publisher may hold your information in either electronic or hard copy form. The Publisher uses a variety of physical and electronic security measures including restricting physical access to its offices and firewalls and secure databases to keep personal information secure from misuse, loss or unauthorized use or disclosure. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be totally secure. The Publisher limits access to contact information about you to employees or service providers who the Publisher believes reasonably need to come into contact with that information to provide products or services to you or in order to do their jobs, and subject to section 4 of this Privacy Policy. The Publisher also has adopted commercially reasonable technical, physical, and administrative procedures to help protect information about you from loss, misuse, and alteration. Personal information is destroyed or de‑identified when no longer needed. Please note that no data transmission or storage can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. The Publisher wants you to feel confident using the Site, but the Publisher cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to the Publisher.

7. Access to Personal Information

You have a right to request access to personal information the Publisher holds about you. Where the Publisher holds personal information that you are entitled to access, the Publisher will endeavour to provide you with suitable means of accessing it (e.g. by emailing or mailing it to you). If the Publisher denies access in some circumstances, the Publisher will tell you why. To request access, please contact the Publisher's privacy officer as set out at the end of this document. If you believe that personal information the Publisher holds about you is incorrect, incomplete or inaccurate, then you may request amendment of it. The Publisher will consider if the information requires amendment. If the Publisher does not agree that there are grounds for amendment then the Publisher will add a note to the personal information stating that you disagree with it.

8. Public Information

Any information posted on bulletin boards and/or communicated in chat areas becomes public information. While the Publisher strives to protect and respect your privacy, the Publisher cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose in a chat room or bulletin board.

9. Cookies

Cookies are data that a Web site transfers to an individual's hard drive for record‑keeping purposes. Cookies can facilitate a user's ongoing access to and use of a site. They allow the Publisher to track usage patterns and to compile data that can help the Publisher improve its content and target advertising. If you do not want information collected through the use of Cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows you to deny or accept the Cookie feature. But you should note that Cookies may be necessary to provide you with features such as merchandise transactions or registered services.

10. Online Links to Third Party and Co‑Branded Sites

The Publisher may establish relationships with business partners that allow visitors to the Publisher's web sites to link directly to sites operated by these partners. Some of these sites may be "co‑branded" with the Publisher's logo - however, these sites may not be operated or maintained by or on behalf of the Publisher. These sites may collect personal information from you that may be shared with the Publisher. This Privacy Statement will apply to any personal information the Publisher obtains in this manner. The Publisher is not responsible for the content or practices of web sites operated by third parties that are linked to the Publisher's sites. These links are meant for the user's convenience only. Links to third party sites do not constitute sponsorship, endorsement or approval by the Publisher of the content, policies or practices of those third party sites. Once you have left the Publisher's site via such a link, you should check the applicable privacy policy of the third party site.

11. What else you should know about privacy on the Internet

Remember to close your browser when you have finished your user session. This is to ensure that others cannot access your personal information and correspondence if you share a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place like a library or Internet cafe. You as an individual are responsible for the security of and access to your own computer. Whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information over the Internet this information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personal information in publicly accessible online forums, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your username and passwords and any account information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you are using the Internet. The Publisher does not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If the Publisher learns that it has collected any personal information from a child under the age of 13 without verifiable parental consent, the Publisher will delete that information from its database as quickly as possible. If you believe that the Publisher may have collected information from a child under 13, please contact the Publisher at privacy@publishingservicesinternational.im.

12. For further information

Please contact our Privacy Officer to ask for access to your information or if you have a complaint concerning your information privacy or if you would like more information about our approach to privacy at privacy@publishingservicesinternational.im.

13. Changes to the privacy policy

The Publisher reserves the right to update this Privacy Policy at any time to reflect changes in the Publisher's practices and service offerings. The Publisher will use it best endeavours to update the Privacy Policy on the Site, however it does not warrant that it will post these updates immediately.

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