AFP IS NOW CLOSING THIS LIVE REPORT, after Red Bull's brilliant Sebastian Vettel took a huge step towards his fourth straight world title Sunday with a superlative victory in Singapore that left his rivals fighting for scraps.

1423 GMT: And yet more boos from the crowd as Vettel says: "I'm not really looking at the championship too much. I'm enjoying the moment and I love racing." He may not be looking at the championship table -- which he leads by a massive 60 points now -- but it seems the Singapore crowd is.

1420 GMT: It was a "hairy start" with Rosberg hot on his heels, Vettel says. Raikkonen admits that sore back of his was a bit of a problem -- but that did not stop him grabbing a very decent third spot. Impressive stuff from the Lotus man.

1418 GMT: Interestingly, some boos from the crowd as Vettel gives the post-race interview from the podium. Part of the "anyone-but-Vettel" crowd, who fear F1 is not competitive enough with the German just too good?

1416 GMT: Vettel and Alonso shake hands, and the champagne is out, so too the fireworks. Alonso aims for Raikkonen with the champers, then takes a relieved swig.

1413 GMT: The German national anthem rings out across the night sky for Vettel -- it is past 10pm in Singapore -- and applause too for the man who seems destined to win a fourth world title on the spin. Vettel smiles broadly, taking in the moment.

1410 GMT: "The car was amazing," Vettel tells Red Bull team principal Christian Horner. The race "seemed to keep on going for ever at the end", a victorious Vettel says, wiping sweat from his face.

1407 GMT: The Mercedes pair of Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton were fourth and fifth after Mark Webber failed to finish at the very last. Webber gets a lift back on the bonnet of Alonso's Ferrari. Massa was sixth, followed by Button, Perez, Hulkenberg. Sutil rounded out the top 10.

"I'm loving it!" exclaims Vettel, who takes the chequered flag ahead of Fernando Alonso of Ferrari and Kimi Raikkonen of Lotus.

SEBASTIAN VETTEL WINS SINGAPORE GP

LAP 61/61: FINAL LAP.

LAP 60/61: Hamilton, in sixth, ahead of Massa, has just laid down a marker with the fastest lap. Hamilton and Mercedes team-mate Rosberg are all over the back of Webber, who is there for the taking.

LAP 59/61: The battle for fourth is where it is at now. Red Bull tell Webber to nurse his car home, but he has Rosberg and then Hamilton to deal with.

LAP 58/61: Unless there is an uncharacteristic mistake from Vettel, this race is in the bag. Alonso appears to have second wrapped up, while Raikkonen is strengthening his grip on third. Then it is Webber, with a red-hot Rosberg in hot pursuit.

LAP 57/61: FIVE LAPS TO GO. Vettel leads, more than 20 seconds ahead of Alonso, then it is Raikkonen, Webber and Button, who is slowly falling away.

LAP 55/61: Now then. Will it be safety-car time again? Paul di Resta for Force India comes to a halt, smoke wafting out his car. But looks like the safety car will not be needed. Button concedes fourth to Webber,

LAP 54/61: Ahead of them, Vettel is out all on his own. He is a gaping 17 seconds ahead of the quietly efficient Alonso. Button just about keeping Raikkonen at bay... but not this time as the Finn sneaks in at a corner to relegate Button to fourth.

LAP 53/61: Raikkonen might have a bad back but he is really pushing Button for that third place. They thunder down the home straight but Raikkonen -- the "Ice Man" -- is breathing right down the Briton's neck.

LAP 52/61: Button will not win this race, but a podium place would feel like a victory after the most disappointing for McLaren in recent memory. His team-mate Perez is also doing his bit in sixth.

LAP 50/61: Things hotting up nicely as we approach the sharp end of an engrossing evening under the Singapore lights. Webber is holding off Rosberg and then Hamilton, while at the top of the field Vettel is keep Alonso at arm's length. Button is in the other podium place.

LAP 49/61: Intriguing battle between Mercedes team-mates -- and friends -- Hamilton and Rosberg for ninth and 10th. Mark Webber also in the mix. The Aussie is eighth but under pressure from the Mercedes duo.

LAP 48/61: Red Bull tell Vettel to look after the car, the brakes and the tyres. This is his race to lose now. Alonso is trailing him but the gap between two of the great drivers of this era is widening all the time.

LAP 46/61: We are counting down to the end of the race. Nico Rosberg, the Mercedes driver who was second for much of the night, is down in ninth now after that stop and appears to be in some awkward discussions with his team over that strategy. But if the others ahead of him go in again he could be in luck.

LAP 45/61: So Vettel has a nearly four-second lead over Ferrari's Alonso, his nearest challenger in the world-title race. Button, of McLaren, is third but may need to stop again. Raikkonen fourth and Perez fifth.

LAP 44/61: Vettel is told to pit for the last time. He goes on to the super-soft tyres and rejoins the race at the front. Alonso has crept up to second, with Button is a surprise third.

LAP 43/61: Rosberg, who was second, pits for his last change of tyres and comes out in 10th. But most the rest ahead of him need to pit too. Including race leader Vettel.

LAP 41/61: Webber pits for new tyres as his Red Bull team-mate Vettel, 3.5 seconds in the lead, clocks the fastest lap.

LAP 40/61: And that is "Good night" to Monsieur Grosjean. His race is over because of that technical issue. And he looks furious, climbing out his Lotus and staring at the car. Penny for his thoughts...

LAP 39/61: "Good job," Red Bull tell Vettel, who leads the Singapore Grand Prix almost two-thirds through.

LAP 38/61: Vettel's team-mate Mark Webber is closing on Rosberg, whose Mercedes team tell him he has rubber caught in the front of his car which is slowing him down. Webber and Vettel to fight for the lead? Given the history between the nominal team-mates that might make intriguing viewing.

LAP 37/61: Back at the business end and Vettel is once again steadily pulling away, 2.3 seconds in front of Rosberg in second.

LAP 36/61: Make that 21st for Grosjean. Last place. I suspect we will be hearing a lot more about this from the clearly unhappy Grosjean, who shook his head as his Lotus team fumbled for a solution to an air-consumption issue to his engine.

LAP 35/61: That is an absolute disaster for the Frenchman and Lotus. That technical problem has wrecked his race and he now languishes down in 20th after fighting for a podium place for the first half of the race.

LAP 33/61: Red Bull tell Vettel to build a lead, implying they want him to get a healthy gap before bringing him in for fresh tyres. Vettel hardly needs an invitation to go much quicker. Lotus call in Grosjean for a fault. "What is wrong with this car!" Grosjean exclaims. This is a long long stop.

LAP 32/61: And Vettel quickly builds his lead once more, pulling away from Rosberg by nearly five seconds now. Hamilton, in fourth, tells his team he fears for his tyres after going over some debris.

LAP 31/61: We are racing again, with Vettel streaking away from Rosberg, Webber, Hamilton and Alonso. They are followed by Grosjean, di Resta, Massa, Button and Raikkonen.

LAP 30/61: The safety car departs and it is up to Vettel to control the pack. The Red Bull man zigzags about the track to try and get some heat in his tyres. AND WE ARE OFF AGAIN.

LAP 30/61: Some suggestion the number of laps could be reduced. We are an hour through the race and not yet halfway through, so we could hit the two-hour time limit. More on that later.

LAP 29/61: The safety car should leave imminently. Every Singapore GP in history has now featured at least one-safety car period.

LAP 28/61: Red Bull tell Vettel to begin mentally preparing his re-start for when the safety car departs. "We have more fuel than we need, use the fuel," they tell the world champion.

LAP 27/61: As we all take a bit of a breather, crucial now for the drivers to keep up tyre and brake temperatures. Vettel's lead was 10 seconds... it is now about one second.

LAP 26/61: Safety car out is out and that could mix things up nicely, squeezing Vettel's big lead. Dare I say that the race needed that or it was in danger of becoming a one-man show.

LAP 26/61: Ouch! Ricciardo appeared to lock up and slams head-on into a wall. His race is over but he does not seem to be hurt.

LAP 25/61: Mercedes tell their man Lewis Hamilton to "remember to drink". And we have a car that has met with a wall at a corner. It is Toro Rosso's Daniel Ricciardo -- the Australian who is off to Red Bull next year. SAFETY CAR OUT.

LAP 23/61: Tom Jones in the Lotus garage. Appears to be enjoying himself in the thick of it in the pitlane.

LAP 22/61: Lotus tell Raikkonen they cannot see a problem with his car, but he appears to be telling them something they cannot see on their televisions. He is down in ninth, and any vague championship hopes -- already all but dead -- are slowly slipping away here.

LAP 21/61: So Vettel leads in Singapore, from Rosberg, Alonso, Webber and Grosjean. Next up are Hamilton, di Resta, Massa, Button and Raikkonen.

LAP 20/61: The tyres are "terrible" says a clearly unamused Lewis Hamilton, as replays show sparks springing up from his Mercedes as he rounds one corner at pace. He is seventh.

LAP 19/61: We are nearly a third of the way through this captivating night race under the lights of Singapore. And it is all going rather nicely for runaway championship leader Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull. He is eight seconds out in front -- a big distance in a sport that is measured in tenths of seconds.

LAP 17/71: Now it is Vettel's turn to pit. The stop was just 2.8 seconds, meaning he can return to his place as race leader. All but one driver -- Paul di Resta -- have pitted now.

LAP 16/61: Breathtaking three-way battle between Hulkenberg, Perez and Gutierrez as they squabble for 12th, 13th and 14th. Great stuff. Just a whisker between Perez and Hulkenberg, who was forced off but returns swiftly.

LAP 16/61: Now Rosberg pits. This is almost certainly a two-stop strategy. Grosjean of Lotus also goes in, returning to the action in sixth, ahead of Hamilton.

LAP 14/61: Vettel now registers the best lap, while a host of drivers pit to change tyres. Alonso set to come in for his first stop. He rejoins the action in fifth place. That stop was just 3.4 seconds. Efficient.

LAP 13/61: F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone, 82, has sent a very public 90th-birthday greeting to Lee Kwan Yew, Singapore's founding president, with a large banner down the home straight reading: "Happy birthday Mr. Lee Kwan Yew - Bernie."

LAP 12/61: Ferrari's Alonso clocks the fastest time of the race so far. He is third, behind leader Vettel and second-placed Rosberg.

LAP 10/61: David Beckham, arms crossed, looks like he is thoroughly engrossed. And he appears not have a bead of sweat on him, amazingly. Back to the action - Raikkonen pits. He is the first to do so. Three-stop strategy for the unpaid Lotus man?

LAP 9/61: Harris also says that this is a long course at 3.1 miles (5.1 kilometres) with 23 corners, so lots of work to do -- and very, very hot and sticky. Drivers will lose about three litres of sweat during the race, he tells me from track-side.

LAP 8/61: AFP Asia sports editor Talek Harris says the Marina Bay Circuit might be spectacular , but it is hell for the drivers, he says, bumpy over the manhole covers and street markings and F1 cars are not exactly designed for comfort, he points out.

LAP 7/61: Vettel looking a class apart here. Already. He is more than six seconds ahead of the chasing pack. Rosberg leads that pack, followed by Alonso, Webber and Grosjean.

LAP 5/61: Raikkonen might have a bad back, but he is showing why Ferrari have snapped him up for next season. He is down in 11th but putting real pressure on Hulkenberg, just ahead of him.

LAP 4/61: Replays show Alonso's stunning start, where he nipped down the side, from seventh, zipping into third. That is why he is one of the most highly rated in the business.

LAP 4/61: Scorching start from Vettel, who is now a mammoth six seconds clear and he is going like the clappers. He will need to watch those delicate tyres though.

LAP 3/61: Vettel is ominously pulling away from the field already. He is 2.2 seconds ahead of Rosberg. Alonso third, Webber fourth and Grosjean fifth. Next up is Massa, then Hamilton and Button.

LAP 2/61: Early reprimand for Lewis Hamilton who has been instructed to give his place on the track back to Felipe Massa after going off the track and overtaking the Brazilian in doing so.

LAP 1/61: Rosberg very nearly grabbed Vettel's lead going into the first corner but the German just about held him off. Alonso jumps from seventh to third.

IT"S GO! GO! GO!

1202 GMT: And here we go. Belt up, this could be special. Sixty-one laps of racing coming right up.

1157 GMT: The race engineers and assembled crew scurry off the track and here we go on the formation lap. Cameras pop and click from the jam-packed grandstand as the cars roar away, front lights blazing. Glad to say no sign of rain.

1154 GMT: Special mention for Mercedes' Nico Rosberg, who is alongside Vettel on the front row and was highly impressive in qualifying, even outgunning his more celebrated team-mate Lewis Hamilton. Rosberg is a picture of concentration as he sits in his sleek, silver machine.

1151 GMT: Let's get back to the racing. Pole-sitter Vettel cannot wrap up the world title this weekend, but the hot favourite can get awfully close to doing so. There are six races to go after this one. Korea is next up and then Japan -- he could clinch the championship there. He has 222 points. Alonso is second with 169.

1148 GMT: Some fans will do anything. Including gazing down from the world’s biggest observation wheel, the Singapore Flyer, which overlooks the pitlane, Harris says. This is some sight.

1145 GMT: As Harris rightly points out, night has fallen over Singapore -- it is coming up to 8:00pm local time -- and the view is spectacular, skyscrapers and colonial-era buildings peering over proceedings. Just 15 minutes to the big off.

1142 GMT: Talek Harris, the AFP Asia sports editor, says that it’s a typically hot and steamy night in Singapore with track temperatures at 30C (86F). Large crowds of fans are wearing team shirts, he says, and toting big cameras outside the paddock trying to get shots and autographs of the drivers.

1139 GMT: There are some big names in Singapore for arguably one of the most glamorous races of the season. And they don't come much bigger than David Beckham, spotted pressing the flesh with F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone.

1135 GMT: Just 25 minutes till the only night race of the F1 season gets under way. To recap, Vettel is on pole, alongside Rosberg at the front of the grid. Next up are Romain Grosjean (Lotus) and Mark Webber (Red Bull); third row is Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) and Felipe Massa (Ferrari); then Alonso (Ferrari) and Jenson Button (McLaren). Daniel Ricciardo (Toro Rosso) and Esteban Gutierrez (Sauber) round out the top 10.

1132 GMT: First up, good news for soon-to-be Ferrari man Kimi Raikkonen, who will definitely take part after intense physiotherapy helped keep a painful back injury under control. He still, in theory at least, can win the world title. In theory.

WELCOME TO AFP'S LIVE REPORT on the Singapore Grand Prix, where hot favourite Sebastian Vettel driving for Red Bull will be looking to take another huge step towards his fourth straight world title and Formula One greatness when he starts on pole.

The sublime young German zeroed in on his third win in Singapore, and his fourth in five races this season, with a brilliant drive to qualify at the front of the grid late on Saturday.

He will start the night race knowing another victory will put him closer to joining Michael Schumacher and Juan Manuel Fangio as only the third man to win four world titles in a row.

Mercedes' Nico Rosberg will start from second but Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso, second in the standings but 53 points behind Vettel, is seventh.

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  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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