Last updated: April 20, 2015
Please read these Terms and Conditions (“Terms”, “Terms and Conditions”) carefully before using the http://www.australianetworknews.com website (the “Service”) operated by Australia Network News (“us”, “we”, or “our”).
Your access to and use of the Service is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. These Terms apply to all visitors, users and others who access or use the Service.
By accessing or using the Service you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you disagree with any part of the terms then you may not access the Service.
LINKS TO OTHER WEB SITES
Our Service may contain links to third-party web sites or services that are not owned or controlled by Australia Network News.
Australia Network News has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party web sites or services. You further acknowledge and agree that Australia Network News shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such web sites or services.
We strongly advise you to read the terms and conditions and privacy policies of any third-party web sites or services that you visit.
These Terms shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of New South Wales, Australia, without regard to its conflict of law provisions.
Our failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be considered a waiver of those rights. If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable by a court, the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in effect. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between us regarding our Service, and supersede and replace any prior agreements we might have between us regarding the Service.
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms at any time. If a revision is material we will try to provide at least 30 days’ notice prior to any new terms taking effect. What constitutes a material change will be determined at our sole discretion.
By continuing to access or use our Service after those revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised terms. If you do not agree to the new terms, please stop using the Service.
RESTRICTIONS AND PROHIBITIONS ON USE
In your use of the service under the contributors program, you must accept following restrictions and prohibitions on use. As a contributor, you are not permitted to:
- Submit content that includes pornographic, defamatory, libellous, circuitous, loutish, obscene, invasive of privacy, racially or ethnically objectionable, hateful, promotes or provides illegal activities, promotes any act of cruelty to animals, or is otherwise offensive to masses.
- Compromise the program or modify any posts or pages that are not your own.
- Link to any worms or viruses or any code that could compromise the system.
- Promote selective brands, persons, products or services for third party benefits.
- Link pages or sites that is unrelated to the topic and content of your post.
- Publish content in breach of a confidentiality or fiduciary compulsion.
- Attempt to automatically redirect Service users to other domains and mislead users.
- Impersonate another person, Author or entity.
- Collect personal identifiable information about the viewers engaging with you post and sell or transfer that information to a third party.
- Harass, threaten or intimidate anyone using our service.
- Write content in a language other than English.
- Spam to promote content.
- Plagiarize content from other sources.
- Repeat posts that are already present.
- Force, pressurise editors to approve content to be published.
DISCONTINUATION OR MODIFICATION OF THE SERVICE
Australia Network News reserves the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service or any portion thereof at any time, without liability to you or any third party. In addition, Australia Network News, in its sole discretion, may terminate your password, account or use of or access to the Service (including Earning Money Through Australia Network News as further described below), and remove and delete any content, for any reason.
Australia Network News does not claim ownership of your content. Such content will be owned by you. By posting content on the service, you grant Australia Network News a worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable license to reproduce, publicly display, publicly perform, distribute, modify, adapt and publish the Author Content on or in connection with the Service. Australia Network News may preserve and store your content, and may disclose such content if required to do so by law or if Australia Network News believes in good faith that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process; (b) enforce these Terms; (c) respond to claims that Australia Network News violates the rights of third parties; or (d) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Australia Network News, its users and the public.
You, and not Australia Network News, will be fully responsible for all content that is uploaded, posted, transmitted or otherwise made available to the Service. Australia Network News cannot guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of User Content. Australia Network News may refuse or remove any User Content for any reason, including User Content that may violate these Terms, or that is otherwise objectionable.
TRADEMARKS AND SERVICE MARKS
Australia Network News service marks or trademarks are protected by applicable laws. Other product and company names mentioned on the Service may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
LINKS TO THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
Australia Network News does not monitor, investigate or check sites for accuracy or completeness that are linked to your content. As a result, Australia Network News is not responsible for the content or advertising on such sites, products or other materials. All external websites included as links in your content is done at your own risk and with your own liability.
Australia Network News may provide pre-built modules that make it easy for you to find and add links to various sites. However, just because Australia Network News may provide these modules does not mean Australia Network News is responsible for their accuracy. You are responsible for all links present within your content.
EARNING MONEY THROUGH Contributors Program
Australia Network News offers contributors the ability to earn based on total sessions per contributor’s work. A session is defined by the activity that a user with a unique IP address spends on a Web site during a specified period of time.
Australia Network News Contributors Earnings Program
You may elect to participate in the Australia Network News Contributors Earnings Program. Participation will be covered under this Agreement. “Australia Network News Contributors Earnings Program” means that part of the Service that delivers payments to contributors for earnings from their posts.
By electing to run the Australia Network News Contributors Earnings Program you acknowledge and agree to the following:
- Your approval and acceptance into the Australia Network News Contributors Earnings Program is in Australia Network News’ sole discretion;
- Australia Network News may suspend or remove the Australia Network News Contributors Earnings Program or any part thereof (including your participation in it) at any time, in Australia Network News’ sole discretion;
- You may not transfer or assign your enrolment to any other person and/or entity.
As consideration for your participation in Australia Network News Contributors Earnings Program you shall receive a payment on basis of the traffic your content generates. The amount you earn will vary based on the geographic locations of the traffic generated. The complete country payment matrix can be found here. Your PayPal account will be credited on or before the 28th of each month (if 28th is a holiday, it would be processed on the next working day). You must have a minimum earned balance (for Australia, $100, for other countries see the payment matrix) for your account to get credited. If the amount earned is under the minimum value, the earnings will be carried forward to the next month. Payments could be delayed by a few days under certain circumstances.
You acknowledge and agree that Australia Network News may change the earning amount at their discretion. In-case account details are inaccurately submitted, Australia Network News will not be held responsible and would not make re-payments.
The final determination of your earnings and payment amount to you will be made by Australia Network News. Payment shall be calculated and based on records maintained by Australia Network News. No other data or statistics shall be accepted by Australia Network News or have any effect with respect to the Australia Network News Contributors Earnings Program.
You acknowledge and agree that you will not publicly disclose your payments or Earned Balance (including any subcomponents thereof) from the Australia Network News Contributors Earnings Program without prior written consent of Australia Network News.
Fraud, Other Invalid Activity, and Breach
Australia Network News reserves the right to withhold payment from you if you have, directly or indirectly, engaged in activity that is deceptive or fraudulent in nature, as determined by Australia Network News in its sole discretion. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, Australia Network News shall not be liable for any payment from the use of Australia Network News Earnings Program based on: (a) any fraudulent or deceptive activities; (b) invalid activities generated by any person or automated means; (c) requests for end users to click on advertisements on Your post or repeatedly reload Your post to generate additional page impressions; (d) Use of third party websites/ bots in-order to increase traffic.
Any breach by you of this Agreement shall result in the permanent forfeiture of any Earned Balances for the applicable period. Notwithstanding any other remedies that Australia Network News may elect to pursue, such breach may result in a charge-back and/or future withholding for Your account, and you agree that Australia Network News may seek any such amounts from you in any manner permitted by law.
With respect to your use of the Australia Network News Contributors Earnings Program, in order to ensure payment, You agree to provide and maintain accurate information associated with your account, including: name, address, additional contact information (as may be requested), payment account information, tax information, and any other information (as reasonably requested by Australia Network News). You acknowledge and agree that it is your sole responsibility to provide Australia Network News with accurate and sufficient information (as deemed by Australia Network News in its sole discretion) such that Australia Network News may make payments to you. Australia Network News may not be able to make payment to You, and may withhold payment, because of any (or combination) of the following reasons, including but not limited to: You have submitted inaccurate, partial, or insufficient payment information; You have submitted inaccurate, partial, or insufficient tax information; Australia Network News has been unable to reach you after contacting the address listed in your account; the selected payment organization has rejected and/or returned payment to Australia Network News; You have not logged into your account to provide all necessary information for the Australia Network News Earnings Program.
By participating in the Australia Network News Contributors Earnings Program, you assume sole responsibility for any taxes owed, and you agree to pay all applicable taxes or charges imposed by any government entity in connection with your participation.
Payment Mechanism and Uncollected Payments
Australia Network News in its sole discretion will determine the approved payment mechanism(s) for you to receive payments due from running the Australia Network News Contributors Earnings Program. Your participation in the Australia Network News Earnings Program may be suspended or approval withheld until Australia Network News can validate that you have a valid account with approved payment mechanism. Payment details may be edited, added, or removed at any time, in Australia Network News sole discretion.
Account Closure and Inactivity
In the event that the Agreement is terminated by Australia Network News and/or Australia Network News elects to cease your participation in the Australia Network News Contributors Earnings Program, then except in the event of breach by you, Australia Network News will make payment of an Earned Balance in Your account that is greater than One Hundred Dollars ($100) within approximately sixty (60) days after the end of the calendar month in which the Australia Network News Earnings Program has stopped running. Any Earned Balance lesser than this payment threshold will be permanently forfeit.
In the event that the agreement is terminated by you, Australia Network News will make payment of an Earned Balance in Your account that is greater than One Hundred Dollars ($100) within approximately sixty (60) days after the end of the calendar month in which you terminated the agreement.
In the event of Inactivity, the entire amount of an Earned Balance in Your account will be permanently forfeited by you (and you hereby waive any claim relating to the dispute of such payment and disclaim any and all interest in such funds). “Inactivity” means that any of the following have occurred:
a) There has been no change to your Earned Balance for a period of greater than six (6) months;
b) You have not responded to attempts to contact you at the primary email address listed in the contact information in your account for a period of six (6) months from the date of the first attempt to contact you for which no response has been received.
We have implemented commercially reasonable technical and organizational measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration or disclosure. However, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat those measures or use your personal information for improper purposes. You acknowledge that you provide your personal information at your own risk.