AUGUST 17, 2023
International Federation of New Media llc - Terms and Conditions
These Terms and Conditions of use (“Website Terms”) apply to your use of this Website (“Site”). By using this Site you hereby represent and warrant that: if you are using the Site on behalf of any entity, you further represent and warrant that you are authorized to accept these Website Terms on such entity's behalf, and that such entity agrees to be bound by these Website Terms and indemnify ifnm for violations of these Website Terms. You are over 18 years old and are lawfully able to accept these Website Terms without any reservation.
We reserve the right to change any of the terms and conditions contained in the Website Terms at any time without prior notice.
Please make sure that any content you contribute does not infringe on the rights of any third party. For example, if you upload a photo, please make sure that you are the creator of the artwork/photo. Do not contribute content to which you don’t own the rights.
A requirement for a ifnm Press Card / Press Pass is your activity as a freelance or professional journalist. I work as a freelance or professional journalist and confirm this with the recognition of the ifnm terms and conditions.
ifnm charges various types of membership fees: a nonrecurring admission fee (one time fee US$ 40) and yearly membership fee (US$ 58) Total US$ 98.The yearly ifnm membership fee will be calculated proportionately for the current year. If a membership commences in June, only the months from June to December will be charged. Shipping and handling fees included.
We only accept payments thru PayPal, Amazon Payments and online by credit or debit card through PayPal and Amazon Payments. We currently accept payments in tow currencies (USD and EUR).
Currency note: Our prices are quoted in USD. All EUR prices will therefore be converted from USD to EUR at current money market exchange rates.
Your ifnm press documents will be dispatched within 7 – 14 business days from the receipt of your application form, ID photo and payment.
The Press Cards, without exception, will be sent to the address as stated in your application form.
You must be over 18 years of age to apply for a ifnm membership and press card.
ifnm issued Press Cards are valid for up to a year (current year), after which they must (can, no any obligation for you) be renewed.
ifnm will replace a lost or stolen press card / press car sign. Your replacement press card / press car sign will have the same expiry date as the lost or stolen press card / press car sign. The charge for process and delivery is an additional US $ 15.
If you do not receive your documents because you gave us an incorrect or a non-secure address, it is your full responsibility. Application form must be filled out completely and truthfully, the member is responsible for entering the correct data. Your provided information by signup with ifnm will appear on your press card. Applicants using wrong or misleading data will be restricted from membership and lose their right to using the ifnm press card.
Once your ifnm press card has been processed and shipped out, we do not offer any refunds.
Members are required to report changes in their place of residence to ifnm along with their annual membership renewal.
If you wish to prolong your membership for another year you will be required to pay the membership fee US$ 58 for the following year. Renewal only for existing ifnm Press Card members (holders). Only if you were issued with an ifnm Press Card. Members will be annually notified by email in October and November. Members who have failed to pay their membership subscriptions will be excluded from ifnm at the latest on 15th January of the following year. The exclusion or termination of ifnm membership will be automatically, and without notice.
In addition to the press card we are also offering members the option to purchase a ifnm press sign for their car. In combination with a valid press card, the car sign is valid till 31. December 2025 (one time fee US $ 20).
Using of car sign “PRESS” during car driving for urgent business concerned with journalistic activities is allowed. However using of car sign “Press” does not release an agent from keeping to road laws.
The definition of eligibility is that a card carrier must be working professionally or freelance as a media worker who needs to identify himself or herself in public. The principal occupations covered are reporters, photographers, film and video camera operators and crews and other broadcasting workers, TV, radio, internet journalist etc.
Journalists, photographers and freelance news gatherers working for the international, national, regional or local press can apply for a Press Card through by ifnm.
You agree not to use your ifnm membership, press car sign or ifnm press card for any illegal purposes.
ifnm will cooperate fully with appropriate law enforcement agencies in connection with any and all illegal activities occurring on or through the Services.
The Press Cards are internationally recognized and accepted. They identify the bearer as a freelance or employed journalist.
Ifnm members can be natural or legal persons, independent of which country of origin they have. The membership-status will become effective with the payment of the membership fee. The application for ifnm membership can be submitted online. The acceptance of members may be refused at any time without giving reason; a right to acceptance does not exist. Also an already existing Ifnm membership can be canceled at any time without giving any reasons. In the case of terminating an Ifnm membership we are withdrawing any and all accreditation to use the ifnm press card, ifnm logo or the use of our website, photos of or from our website, texts or part of texts from or of our website. Termination of membership will take place with immediate effect. We draw your attention in the strongest possible way to the fact that any unlawful use of the ifnm press card or the above mentioned items will result in immediate legal action. The Ifnm press card remains the property of International Federation of New Media llc and must be returned to Ifnm immediately if it is still valid.
ifnm is to be informed concerning all changes to personal details such as address, name or email address. Members agree to the conditions of ifnm and other regulations on acquiring their membership status and oblige themselves to act within these conditions and regulations. On joining, the member agrees that the details he or she has provided may be stored electronically. This information will not be forwarded to third parties.
PLEASE NOTE: In cooperation with various U.S. Government and international law enforcement agencies, we will no longer be able to accept membership applications from the individuals from following countries or regions.
Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel, Palestine, Uzbekistan, Congo, Pakistan, North Korea, Burundi, Lebanon, Chad, Iran, Sri Lanka, Algeria, Nigeria, Libya, Sudan, Colombia, Nepal, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Somalia
Due to security concerns and other issues, ifnm retains sole rights to refuse membership for any reason. ifnm also reserves the right to request proof of members identity at our sole discretion and verify information submitted on membership applications.
Third Party Websites: Among the many services offered by the Library is access to databases provided by third parties. These databases are subject to their own terms and conditions. Please review the terms and conditions specific to each database you intend to use and make sure that you comply with the applicable rules. (Some of the Library’s other resources, such as language tutoring products, may also be subject to their own terms and conditions; in each instance, we ask that you review the terms and conditions before using the product in question so that you can comply with them.)
Disclaimers: All materials on the ifnm Websites are provided "as is" without a warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular use, and/or non-infringement. The Library assumes no responsibility for damage to your computer or other property resulting from your use of the ifnm Websites. You understand and agree that any downloading or obtaining of material or data through the ifnm Websites is done at your own risk. In addition, we disclaim any and all responsibility or liability for the accuracy, reliability, and legality of materials found on the ifnm Websites.
IN NO SHALL IFNM OR ANY OF IFNM’S EMPLOYEES OR AFFILIATED ENTITIES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING FROM, OR DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY RELATED TO, THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE IFNM WEBSITES OR THE CONTENT, MATERIALS AND FUNCTIONS RELATED THERETO.
Law and Venue: This Agreement shall be interpreted, construed and governed by the laws of USA, and all disputes arising under the present shall be submitted to the jurisdiction of the Courts and Tribunals of the City of Newark in Delaware, USA. Notwithstanding the foregoing, this provision shall not prevent ifnm, from addressing any competent court, tribunal or venue to which it might be entitled, in order to seek for interim measures or any other legal remedies.
Indemnity: You agree to defend, indemnify and hold ifnm, officers, employees and agents harmless from any and all claims, liabilities, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, arising in any way from or relating to your use of the ifnm Websites, your placement or transmission of any message, content, information, software or other materials through the ifnm Websites, or your breach or violation of the law or of these Terms and Conditions.
Notice: By using the ifnm Websites, you agree to receive electronic communications from ifnm, whether addressed to the e-mail address associated with your Membership account or posted on the Websites. You acknowledge and agree that any communication via email or by postings on the ifnm Websites satisfies any legal requirement that such communications be made in writing.
Ifnm modify these terms and conditions from time to time, for any reason, and without notice, without liability to you or any other user or third party.
Should you have any questions, or require further information please do not hesitate to contact us.