Terms of Use

Warning

PERMISSION TO USE WWW.AUSNEWSLANKA.COM ("WEB SITE") IS CONDITIONAL UPON YOU AGREEING TO THE TERMS OF USE SET OUT BELOW ("TERMS OF USE").

YOUR USE OF THE WEB SITE IS DEEMED TO BE YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS OF USE.

IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THESE TERMS OF USE, YOU MUST REFRAIN FROM USING THE WEB SITE.

 

Terminology

In these Terms of Use, references to 'we', 'us' and 'our' mean AusNewsLanka.

‘Article providers’ means authors, publishers, presenters, photographers and videographers who send materials to AusNewsLanka.com 

 

Amendments to Terms of Use

We reserve the right to amend these Terms of Use from time to time. Amendments to these Terms of Use will be effective immediately upon notification on this Web Site. Your continued use of this Web Site following such notification will represent your agreement to be bound by these Terms of Use as amended.

 

Registration

We register only the article providers in the site. We do not register and keep record of anyone who view/read AusNewsLanka.com site. 

 

Content submission rules for the authors, publishers, presenters, photographers and videographers 

• You are responsible and accountable for what you send us to publish on the site. Don't send us to publish anything you are not prepared to stand by.

• If you post an item you must be prepared for others to comment on it. (Currently comments are disabled)

• If you voice an opinion it should be constructive, not vindictive or malicious.

• Do not use the site to defame individuals or businesses. You can make comments and write reviews but you must do it with respect for the feelings of others and the laws of defamation.

• Do not submit the same item multiple times. Otherwise we will have to remove it.

• Don't be verbose. Get to the point quickly and don't write an epic.

• Check your facts and always tell the truth. Poorly-researched information or falsehoods only undermine the value of the site.

• Anything indecent, vulgar, sexually explicit, blasphemous, racist, generally inappropriate, defamatory, demonstrably wrong or plain bad is not allowed on the site and will be blocked or removed.

• The owners and editors of AUSNEWSLANKA.COM are not responsible or liable for anything posted on the site. By emailing the articles and posts to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. means that you accept the responsibility for the material you post.

• By posting material on the site, Article providers agree that AUSNEWSLANKA.COM will hold copyright on the material for all electronic uses or for use in print publications and marketing provided it is used in an appropriate context.

• The Web Site is provided as a local community hub for interaction between friends, family, neighbours and other article providers of the Sri Lankan community. Content is to be respectful of the Web Site community and appropriate for a diverse readership.

• Don't publish the personal information of other people unless you have their permission.

• You can post a press release but only if it is local and appropriate.

• Do not send us the information, pictures oe videos if you don't hold the copyright.

• You will provide and/or procure on behalf of yourself and us all proper licences, clearances, permissions and/or releases in writing in respect of any content you post to the Web Site so that we are vested with an irrevocable, non-exclusive, transferable and royalty-free right to exploit the content you post to the Web Site.

• Do not impersonate someone else. You can "live" on the site under a pseudonym but not as another real person.

• By submitting content, you give us permission to publish it.

• The editors reserve the right to reject or remove any content that does not adhere to these rules and terminate the Article providers of anyone who breaks them. No explanation will be given. 

• You will not use the username and password of another registered Article providers at any time, disclose your username and/or password to any third party and/or permit any third party to access the Web Site as a registered member using your username and password.

• By send articles to publish in AUSNEWSLANKA.COM, you agree to abide by all these rules and be totally responsible for material you post on the site.

 

Disclaimer

We do not accept responsibility for any action, claim, demand, loss (including consequential loss) and/or cost (including legal cost) however caused (including through negligence and/or wilful misconduct) which you may directly and/or indirectly suffer and/or incur in connection with your use of and/or reliance on:

1. the Web Site;

2. any Linked (as defined below) web site; and/or

3. information accessed at and/or through the Web Site and/or any Linked (as defined below) web site,

whether or not legal proceedings are instituted.

To the extent permitted by law, any condition and/or warranty which would otherwise be implied into these Terms of Use is excluded. Where legislation implies any condition and/or warranty and that legislation prohibits us from excluding and/or modifying the application of and/or our liability under that condition and/or warranty, that condition and/or warranty will be deemed to be included but our liability will be limited for a breach of that condition and/or warranty to:

1. if the breach relates to goods:

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 replacing the goods or of acquiring equivalent goods; or

4. the payment of the cost of having the goods repaired; and/or

 

2. if the breach relates to services:

1. the supply of the services again; or

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

 

Specific warnings

You will ensure that your access to the Web Site is not illegal and/or prohibited by laws which apply to you.

You will not provide Links (as defined below) to the Web Site from any web site that contains content that:

1. will subject us to an action for defamation, intellectual property rights infringement and/or a breach of any law; and/or

2. is not in conformity with accepted standards of public decency and good taste.

You will take your own precautions to ensure that the process which you employ for accessing the Web Site does not expose you to the risk of viruses, malicious computer code and/or other forms of interference which may damage your computer system.

Whilst we have no reason to believe that any information contained on the Web Site is inaccurate, we do not warrant the accuracy, adequacy and/or completeness of that information, nor do we undertake to keep the Web Site updated.

Responsibility for the content of advertisements appearing on the Web Site [including Links (as defined below) to advertisers' own web sites] rests solely with the advertisers. The placement of advertisements does not constitute a recommendation and/or endorsement by us of the advertisers' goods and/or services and each advertiser is solely responsible for any representations made in connection with its advertisement.

Indemnity

You release and indemnify us and/or our related bodies corporate, officers, employees, agents and/or contractors against all actions, claims, demands, losses (including consequential losses) and/or costs (including legal costs) directly and/or indirectly suffered and/or incurred as a result of:

1. a breach by you of these Terms of Use;

2. your use of Links (as defined below) to our content;

3. your use of our content;

4. your negligent and/or wilful misconduct in connection with the provision of content pursuant to these Terms of Use,

whether or not legal proceedings are instituted and, if such proceedings are instituted, irrespective of the means, manner and/or nature of any settlement, compromise and/or determination.

 

Intellectual property rights

Intellectual property rights in the Web Site are owned and/or licensed by us. (except the YouTube contents of Music videos) 

 

Linking

Subject to your observance of these Terms of Use, we grant you a revocable, non-transferable and non-exclusive right to provide links, using any mechanism, from one location to another location on the internet ("Links").

In consideration of being granted this Linking right, you undertake:

1. not to copy, reproduce, translate, adapt, vary and/or modify any information accessible via the Web Site ("Material") without our express consent, except as expressly authorised by these Terms of Use;

2. not to bring into disrepute us, our related bodies corporate, our goods, our services and/or our officers and/or employees;

3. to use active Links to our Material;

4. not to use:

1. any Links that provide a link to a web page or internet location that is part of the Web Site other than a Link to the home page of the Web Site or the home page of a subsidiary web site; and/or

2. any method or mechanism of Linking, where it appears that the Linked Material is part of the web site containing the Link and/or the Linked Material is not part of the Web Site where it was originally located;

5. not to use any process by which a web page containing our Material will be returned in the search engine results when a search is conducted for a competitor's brand and/or identity and vice versa in connection with our Material;

6. to use our Material in the form in which it is provided;

7. not to alter, amend, redraw, distort, animate and/or tamper with any of our Material in any way;

8. to retain any copyright and/or trade mark symbols that appear in our Material;

9. to supervise and control the use of our Material in accordance with these Terms of Use;

10. to ensure your employees, contractors and/or other agents who have authorised access to our Material are made aware of these Terms of Use;

11. not to use our Material in a manner that gives the impression and/or represents that any person, organisation and/or event is in any way related to, sponsored by and/or affiliated with us; and/or

12. to comply, within a reasonable time, with any demand or request by us in relation to your use of our Material.

The Web Site may contain Links to other web sites. Those Links are provided for convenience only and may not remain current or be maintained.

We are not responsible for the content, privacy practices and/or other activities of Linked web sites.

Our Links with Linked web sites should not be construed as an endorsement, approval and/or recommendation by us of the owners and/or operators of those Linked web sites, and/or of any information, graphics, materials, goods and/or services referred to and/or contained in those Linked web sites, unless and to the extent stipulated to the contrary.

 

Termination of access

Access to the Web Site may be terminated at any time by us without notice. Our disclaimer will nevertheless survive any such termination.

Removal of content

Content posted to the Web Site may be removed at any time by us without notice.

Governing law

These Terms of Use will be governed by and construed according to the laws of the State of Victoria Australia and the Commonwealth of Australia.

You irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State of Victoria Australia and the Commonwealth of Australia.

General

We accept no liability for any failure to comply with these Terms of Use where that failure is due to circumstances beyond our control.

If we waive any rights available to us under these Terms of Use on one occasion, this does not mean that those rights will automatically be waived on any other occasion.

If any of these Terms of Use are held to be invalid, unenforceable and/or illegal for any reason, the remaining Terms of Use will nevertheless continue in full force.

 

Privacy collection statement

We collect information only on Article providers

We collect this information for the purpose of:

1. registering you as a member;

2. Display the author information of your article;

3. Inform us if you do not wish us to use or store your personal information;

4. facilitating our internal business operations, including the fulfilment of any legal requirements;

5. analysing our services and customer needs with a view to developing new and/or improved services; and/or

We may disclose this information to:

1. service providers who assist us in operating our business, however, these service providers are required to comply with our privacy policy in how they handle your personal information;

2. a purchaser of the assets and operations of our business, providing those assets and operations are purchased as a going concern; and/or

3. our related bodies corporate.

If the personal information you provide to us is incomplete and/or inaccurate, we may be unable to process your registration and/or be unable to provide you with the services you are seeking.

You may access the personal information we hold about you in accordance with our privacy policy.