These Terms and Conditions (“Terms”) govern your use of the School News website (the “Website”), which is owned and operated by Multimedia Publishing Limited (“we” or “us”). By accessing or using the Website, you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you do not agree with any of these Terms, please refrain from accessing or using the Website.
1. Use of Content
- All content provided on the Website, including but not limited to articles, news, information, images, graphics, videos, and any other materials (collectively referred to as “Content”) is for informational purposes only. The Content may be subject to change without notice, and we do not guarantee its accuracy, completeness, or usefulness. Any reliance you place on the Content is at your own risk.
- You may use the Content solely for personal, non-commercial purposes. Except as expressly authorized by us, you may not modify, reproduce, distribute, transmit, display, perform, publish, or create derivative works from any part of the Content.
- You understand that the Content may not reflect the views or opinions of School News or its contributors. We shall not be liable for any actions taken or decisions made based on the Content or any consequences thereof.
2. User Conduct
- When using the Website, you agree to abide by all applicable laws and regulations and to respect the rights of others. You shall not engage in any conduct that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, invasive of another’s privacy or rights, or otherwise objectionable.
- You shall not upload, post, transmit, or distribute any content that infringes or violates any third-party rights, including copyrights, trademarks, or privacy rights. You are solely responsible for the content you submit to the Website.
- You shall not engage in any conduct that could disrupt or interfere with the functioning of the Website or compromise its security. This includes, but is not limited to, transmitting viruses or other harmful code, unauthorized access to the Website, or attempting to modify the Website’s software or architecture.
3. Registration and Accounts
- Some features of the Website may require you to create an account. You agree to provide accurate, current, and complete information during the registration process and to promptly update any changes to such information.
- You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your account. You agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account.
- We reserve the right to suspend or terminate your account at any time, without notice or liability, for any reason, including if we believe you have violated these Terms.
4. Third-Party Links
- The Website may contain links to third-party websites or resources that are not owned or controlled by School News. We do not endorse and are not responsible for the content, products, or services provided by third parties.
- You acknowledge and agree that we shall not be held liable, directly or indirectly, for any loss or damage caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use or reliance on any third-party content, products, or services available through such links.
5. Intellectual Property Rights
- All intellectual property rights, including copyrights, trademarks, and patents, in and to the Website and its Content belong to or are licensed to School News. Unless otherwise permitted by these Terms or with explicit written consent from us, you may not use, reproduce, distribute, or modify any of our intellectual property.
- You retain ownership over the content you submit to the Website. However, by submitting content, you grant us a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sub-licensable and hold harmless School News and its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, and agents from any and all claims, liabilities, damages, losses, costs, or expenses arising out of your use of the Website or violation of these Terms.
8. Modifications and Termination
- We reserve the right to modify, suspend, or discontinue the Website or any part thereof, with or without notice, at any time and for any reason. We shall not be liable to you or any third party for any modification, suspension, or discontinuation of the Website.
- We may also revise these Terms from time to time, and any changes will be effective immediately upon posting the updated Terms on the Website. Your continued use of the Website after any such changes constitutes your acceptance of the revised Terms.
9. Governing Law and Jurisdiction
- These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of New Zealand, without regard to its conflict of laws principles.
- Any dispute arising out of or relating to these Terms or the use of the Website shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located in New Zealand.
10. Entire Agreement
These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and School News regarding your use of the Website and supersede any prior or contemporaneous agreements, understandings, or representations related to such use.
If any provision of these Terms is found to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, the remaining provisions shall continue in full force and effect.
The failure of School News to enforce any provision of these Terms shall not be deemed a waiver of such provision or the right to enforce it.
By accessing or using the School News website, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree with any part of these Terms, please refrain from using the Website.
This policy was last updated: Tuesday 7th November, 2023.