Terms & conditions

Terms and Conditions

Welcome to the News Weekly website. These terms and conditions (the “Terms”) govern how you may access, browse and use the News Weekly website (the “Site”). By: (a) accessing, browsing or otherwise using the Site by any means and via whatever device; or (b) registering your details with us to access certain areas of the Site or to receive our email services, you agree to be bound by these Terms.


  1. About us and our business

The Site is operated by or on behalf of Freedom Publishing Pty Ltd (“we” or “our”). We are a company registered in Australia with ABN 82 004 481 458. Our registered office address is 3-5/1401 Burke Road, Kew East, 3102.


  1. Changes to these Terms

We reserve the right to change these Terms at any time and we encourage you to revisit these Terms periodically to ensure that you are at all times fully aware of them. Any changes are effective immediately upon posting to the Site. Your continued use of the Site constitutes your agreement to all such Terms.


  1. Registration

Access to our email services and to some areas of the Site is restricted to users who have registered their details with us. If you register with us and you choose, or you are provided with, a password as part of the registration process, you must treat your password as confidential and you must not disclose it to any third party.


  1. Use of the Site

4.1. For the purposes of these Terms:
“Content” includes, but is not limited to, all or part of any text, graphics, layout, logos, images, audio material, films or other moving images, product details and/or software published or otherwise available on the Site from time to time (including, without limitation, anything made available for download); and “Trade Marks” means the trade marks, logos and service marks (whether or not registered) displayed on the Site.

4.2. We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in the Site, the Content and the Trade Marks. Subject to these Terms, we grant you a limited, temporary, revocable, and non-exclusive licence to access, browse and use the Site (including the Content and Trade Marks) for your personal and non-commercial use only. Where specified on the relevant part of the Site, the licence granted in this section 4.2 may be limited to a particular period of time and/or may be subject to additional terms and conditions.

4.3. While accessing, browsing and/or using the Site you must:

4.3.1. comply with all applicable laws, regulations and codes;

4.3.2. not impersonate another person or use a false name or email address;

4.3.3. not deep-link to and/or frame or use framing techniques to enclose the Site or any part of the Site without our prior written consent;

4.3.4. not modify or attempt to modify all or any part of the Content or the Site;

4.3.5. not gain or attempt to gain unauthorised access to the Site, the server on which the Site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to the Site;

4.3.6. not post, transmit, submit, refer to, make available or link to or from (or authorise or permit any other person to do the same) any material which:

  1. a) is untrue, fraudulent, inaccurate or incomplete; and/or
  2. b) is obscene, threatening, menacing, offensive, defamatory, abusive, causes annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety, is in breach of confidence, in breach of any intellectual property right (including, without limitation, copyright) or otherwise is in breach of or violates any applicable law or regulation or code, and/or
  3. c) makes excessive demands for bandwidth; and/or
  4. d) constitutes advertising (unless approved or otherwise authorised by us); and/or
  5. e) contains any virus or other harmful code, or which may otherwise impair or harm the Site or our computer systems or any third party computer system, and we shall have sole discretion as to whether any material is in breach of this clause.

4.4. Except as set out in the limited licence in section 4.2 above (or as required under any applicable law), the Content, Trade Marks and/or any other part of the Site may not be used, reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, accessed, modified, or otherwise exploited, in full or in part, for any purpose without our prior written consent. In particular, you are not permitted to republish any part of the Site (including the Content) on another website, in any other medium (print, electronic or otherwise) or as part of any commercial service without our prior written permission. If you require any further information on permitted use, or a licence to republish any part of the Site (or any Content), please email us at nw@newsweekly.com.au, or contact us by telephone on +613 9816 0800.

At any time and without giving you any advance notice, we may permanently or temporarily and for any reason:

4.5.1. terminate, suspend or deny your access to the Site (whether in whole or in part); and/or

4.5.2. terminate, suspend or deny your access to the email services, the registration areas of the Site and/or your password referred to in section 3 above; and/or

4.5.3. remove or edit any Content on the Site at any time, and in such circumstances all liability of Freedom Publishing Pty Ltd, its directors, employees or other representatives for any loss whatsoever arising from our removing or editing Content and/or your limited use of or inability to use the Site (either in whole or in part), email services and/or password is excluded, insofar as it is possible to do so in law.


  1. Data Protection and Privacy

Full details of the way in which we use cookies on the Site and how we hold and process information from which we can identify you or any third party are set out in our Privacy and Cookie Policy (see below).


  1. E-commerce

6.1. Most of the online sales and other e-commerce services available via the Site are provided either by us as an agent for third party suppliers or directly by third parties via websites that are framed on the Site. For some goods and services however, we act as principal meaning that the resulting legal contract for the goods or services in question will be made directly between you and us. Where we act as principal, specific terms and conditions will apply to any resulting online sales and these will be drawn to your attention before the sale is complete. Where we act as agent for third party suppliers or where we frame third party websites, the following applies:

6.1.1. the contract for the goods or services in question will be made directly between you and the relevant supplier. In most cases this will mean that there will be separate terms and conditions governing the contract. Please make sure that you have read the relevant supplier’s terms and conditions before completing your transaction. You can obtain a copy of the relevant supplier’s terms and conditions by contacting the supplier directly; and

6.1.2. we have no contractual liability to you in respect of the goods or services provided by the third party supplier. We may, however, still be liable to you if we have been negligent, if we have misrepresented important information or if we have been in breach of any other relevant law.


  1. Exclusions and limitations of liability

7.1. All information and/or data on the Site is provided on an “as is” basis. Save to the extent required by law, no representations, warranties or terms of any kind are made (or shall be implied by statute or otherwise) in respect of the Site or the Content, including, without limitation, warranties of satisfactory quality, conformity to contract, accuracy, adequacy, conformity to description or fitness for any particular purpose.

7.2. The information and/or data on the Site is provided by us and our data providers for your general information only and use and is not intended for trading purposes or to address your particular financial or other requirements. In particular, the information and/or data on the Site:

7.2.1. does not constitute any form of advice (investment, tax, legal or otherwise); and

7.2.2. does not constitute any inducement, invitation or recommendation relating to any of the products listed or referred to; and

7.2.3. is not intended to be relied upon by you in making (or refraining to make) any specific investment or other decisions; and

7.3. Neither Freedom Publishing Pty Ltd nor any of its data providers or affiliates gives any warranty or guarantee relating to availability of the Site or that the Site and/or our operation of it, the Content or the server that makes the Site available are error or virus free or free of other harmful components or that your use of the Site and/or the Content will be uninterrupted.

7.4. You agree that Freedom Publishing Pty Ltd, its directors, employees, agents or other representatives, data providers or affiliates will not be responsible or liable (whether in contract, tort or otherwise), under any circumstances for any amount or kind of loss or damage (including without limitation, any direct, indirect, punitive or consequential loss or damages, or any anticipated loss of profit, loss of profit, loss of opportunity, loss of data, costs and fines and/or any special or incidental damages of any kind) that may result to you or a third party arising from or connected in any way to:

7.4.1. interruption of business; or

7.4.2. access or other delays, terminations, suspensions, denials or access interruptions to the Site; or

7.4.3. data non-delivery, data misdelivery, data corruption, destruction of data or other modification of data; or

7.4.4. third party website links on the Site; or

7.4.5. reliance on the information contained on the Site; or

7.4.6. computer viruses, system failures or malfunctions which may occur in connection with your use of the Site; or

7.4.7. any inaccuracies, omissions or misleading, false or deceptive statement in the Content; or

7.4.8. events beyond our reasonable control.

7.5. Notwithstanding any provision of these Terms, Freedom Publishing Pty Ltd does not exclude or limit its liability for:

7.5.1. death or personal injury caused by its negligence or that of any of its officers, employees or agents; or

7.5.2. fraudulent misrepresentation; or

7.5.3. any liability which it is not lawful to exclude either now or in the future.


  1. Indemnity

You will indemnify and will keep indemnified Freedom Publishing Pty Ltd and its data providers and affiliates on demand against all claims, costs, proceedings, demands, losses, damages, expenses (including legal expenses) or liability whatsoever arising directly or indirectly as a result of:

8.1. any breach of these Terms by you; or

8.2. your fault, negligence or breach of statutory duty; or

8.3. your use of software robots, spiders, crawlers, or similar data gathering and extraction tools, or any other action you take that imposes an unreasonable burden or load on our infrastructure (whether owned by, leased or licensed to us) or that of any of our Suppliers.


  1. General

9.1. Any contractual or legal relationship between you and Freedom Publishing Pty Ltd will be concluded in English.

9.2. All notices shall be given by e-mail to us at nw@newsweekly.com.au or, to you at either the email or postal address you provide during the registration process (if any). Notice will be deemed received 24 hours after email is sent or 3 days after the date of posting.

9.3. These Terms (together with any variations to them pursuant to section 2) form the entire agreement between the parties concerning your access to, browsing and/or use of the Site and supersede all prior agreements, arrangements, understandings and representations made between us (whether written or oral) concerning the Site.

9.4. The licence granted in section 4.2 above is personal to you and may not be assigned, transferred or sub-licensed (in whole or in part) without our prior written consent.

9.5. Nothing in these Terms is intended to or shall operate to create a partnership or joint venture of any kind between us or to authorise either of us to act as agent for the other, and neither of us shall have authority to act in the name or on behalf of or otherwise to bind the other in any way (including but not limited to the making of any representation or warranty, the assumption of any obligation or liability and the exercise of any right or power).

9.6. If the whole or any part of any provision of these Terms is or becomes invalid, void or unenforceable for any reason the same shall to the extent required be severed from these Terms and rendered ineffective so far as is possible without modifying the remaining provisions of these Terms and shall in no way affect the validity or enforceability of any other provisions.

9.7. No waiver by Freedom Publishing Pty Ltd of any breach of these Terms shall constitute a waiver of any other prior or subsequent breach and Freedom Publishing Pty Ltd shall not be affected by any delay, failure or omission to enforce or express forbearance granted in respect of any of your obligations.

9.8. The rights and remedies of Freedom Publishing Pty Ltd under these Terms are independent, cumulative and without prejudice to its rights under the law.

9.9. These Terms are not intended to create and shall not create any rights, entitlements, claims or benefits enforceable by any third party by virtue of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.

9.10. These Terms and/or your use of the Site shall be governed by and construed in accordance with Australian law and the Australian Courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute which may arise.


Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Freedom Publishing Pty Ltd (“we” or “us”) is registered to collect and process personal data under the Data Protection Act 1998 (“Act”). Freedom Publishing Pty Ltd Ltd is the data controller of personal information collected by us for the purposes of the Act. We respect and safeguard the privacy of the users of newsweekly.com.au (“website”), and News Weekly (“magazine”).

This Privacy Policy outlines how we will collect and use your personal information (such as your name, country of origin, date of birth, your email address, mobile telephone number or other contact details), how you can limit our use of this data and how we will safeguard your data. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully.


  1. What information do we gather?

1.1 We gather information that relates to, and can identify you (e.g. your name and address) and information that does not identify you (e.g. a visitor’s behaviour patterns when they visit our website).
We collect information that does not identify you to in order to evaluate our site performance/usability, ensure that our site and services run properly and ensure we are paid for advertising services we offer.
We might also collect IP addresses through the placement of cookies which means your numerical address is automatically collected when you access the website and is placed in our Internet access logs.


  1. How do we gather Information?

2.1 Information is gathered in 2 ways:

(1) indirectly (for example, through our website’s technology or use of an App); and

(2) directly (for example, when you provide information on various pages of the website or when you return any completed coupon published in the magazine).

2.2 We collect information directly from you in a number of ways, e.g. when you buy a subscription, sign up to email newsletters or through the use of cookies. We also collect information when you voluntarily submit it to us.

2.3 When we collect your information in this way, we will notify you as to how this information will be used and where it will be processed. We will also provide you with the opportunity to indicate your preferences as to the use of your information.


  1. Cookies and how we use them

3.1 A cookie is a small piece of information sent by a web server to the web browser, which enables the web server to collect information from the browser. Find out more about the use of cookies on http://www.cookiecentral.com.

3.2 We use the following types of cookie:

(1) Analytics cookies that anonymously remember your computer or mobile device when you visit our website. They keep track of browsing patterns and build up a profile of how our readers use the website. We might use that information to target advertisements to you on our and other websites.

(2) Service cookies that help us to make our website work as efficiently as possible; remember your registration and login details; remember your settings preferences; and meter the number of pages you view for the purpose of administering subscriptions to the magazine and website.

3.3 We have no access to third party cookies and third party organisations have no access to ours. Other than allowing the third party cookies to be served we have no part to play in the use of these cookies although we may obtain statistical information from them about advertising on our site. The third party organisations that place cookies have their own strict privacy policies.

3.4 Most browsers allow you to turn off cookies (see below in section 6). However, switching off cookies may restrict your use of the website and/or delay or affect the way in which the website operates.


  1. How do you decide how you want to hear from us?

4.1 We always explain why and how we might contact you at the point you give your information to us. We also provide the means for you to grant or withhold your permission for us to contact you. We do this by using opt out or opt-in tick boxes. If the boxes aren’t there, it’s because we will not use your information for any other purpose than that for which you give it (e.g. to administer a subscription).

4.2 When responding to promotions, offers etc. by postcard or coupon, if you do not wish for your details to be used by us to send you promotions and offers, please make this clear by stating “No Offers”.

4.3 You may modify your preferences or get further information by:

  • writing to us at: News Weekly, 3-5/1401 Burke Road, East Kew. Victoria, 3102, or
  • email to: nw@newsweekly.com.au

and your wishes will be honoured.


  1. How we use your information

Any personal information gathered by or supplied to us via the website or the magazine will be used in accordance with this Privacy Policy, and in accordance with your wishes as indicated to us and in accordance with the Act.

5.1 We might use your information to:

(1) remember you when you visit our website and track your browsing patterns by using cookies. You can prevent this; section 6 deals with this in more detail;

(2) place your anonymised information into audience segments to identify your interests so that we might serve you with advertisements and offers that will interest you;

(3) ensure any products or services you receive are correctly administered (including subscriptions);

(4) contact you by email, mail, telephone or sms text message to let you know about any of our products, services or promotions (which, in some cases may be provided by third parties) but only according to the permissions you give us;

(5) ensure materials on the website or in apps are presented in the most effective manner for you and your computer or mobile device;

(6) collate and log numeric internet addresses to improve the website and to monitor website usage;

(7) assess and understand customer feedback and identify usage hotspots.

5.2 If you have subscribed to any of our services, we will use the information you provide to keep you updated on those services unless you have told us otherwise.


  1. Managing Cookie Preferences

6.1 Most browsers allow you to turn off cookies. To do this look at the “help” menu on your browser. Switching off cookies may restrict your use of the website and/or delay or affect the way in which it operates.

6.2 If you would prefer to just restrict third party cookies, visit www.youronlinechoices.com or click on the AdChoices logo that you will see in the corner of advertisements that carry behavioural targeting cookies.


  1. Security

7.1 The password you provide when registering with the website is encrypted to ensure protection against unauthorised access of your personal information.

7.2 We invest in high-quality security and do our utmost to protect user privacy. No data transmission over the Internet can be entirely secure, and therefore we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information and/or use of the website. Any information that you send is at your own risk and may be read by others. However, once we have received your personal information we use strict procedures both ourselves and with our suppliers to protect the security of your personal information.


  1. Disclosing your information

8.1 We may disclose your personal information if required to do so i) in order to fulfil any request you have made through us (e.g. ordering goods to be supplied by a third party on our behalf), ii) by law, or iii) in good-faith believing such action is necessary to comply with the law or contract e.g. for a bank or card company to process your payment for purchase of goods.

8.2 We will not sell or otherwise share your personal information with third parties without your consent except in the case of our data service providers (who are used for example to manage your subscription).


  1. Accessing and updating your personal information

We want to ensure that we provide you with the best possible service. Please therefore always keep us updated of any changes to your personal information, for example, if your email address changes.

9.1 How do I change my personal details?

You can update your details and marketing preferences by accessing your account pages on the website, by emailing nw@newsweekly.com.au or by writing to us at: News Weekly, 3-5/1401 Burke Road, East Kew. Victoria, 3102

9.2 What information do you hold on me?

You have the right to access the personal information we hold about you. To obtain a copy of the personal information we hold about you, please send an email to nw@newsweekly.com.au

There will be an administrative charge of $10 for providing a copy of this information.

  1. What does providing us with personal information mean?

By giving us personal information about you, you agree that your personal information can be used as set out in this Privacy Policy. If we change the Privacy Policy, we will post the changes on this page. Please check the website regularly for any changes to this Privacy Policy.


  1. If you don’t feel we’re adhering to this Privacy Policy, what should you do?

If at any time you believe that we have not adhered to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please notify us by email to nw@newsweekly.com.au or write to us at: Data Department, News Weekly, 3-5/1401 Burke Road, East Kew. Victoria, 3102, and we will make any efforts we can to determine and solve the problem promptly.

This Policy was last updated on November 8, 2017.