Terms and Conditions of Use

  1. Access to The Sydney News.Net and use of it is subject to the following terms and conditions:

  2. By utlising this site you agree to be legally bound by these terms and conditions, which shall take effect immediately from your first visit to the site. If you do not agree to be legally bound by all the following terms and conditions you may not access and/or use the site.
  3. The proprietor may change these terms and conditions at any time by posting changes to this section of the Web site. Please review these terms and conditions regularly to ensure you are aware of any changes made by the proprietor. Your continued use of the site after changes are posted means you agree to be legally bound by these terms and conditions as updated or amended.

    Use of The Sydney News.Net

  4. You may not copy, reproduce, republish, download, post, broadcast, transmit, make available to the public, or otherwise use the site content in any way except for your own personal, non-commercial use. You also agree not to adapt, alter or create a derivative work from the site content except for your own personal, non-commercial use. Any other use of the site content requires the prior written permission of the proprietor. If the proprietor grants a specific license to you, you may copy or reproduce site content if such copying or reproduction is incidental or necessitated by your legitimate business needs, strictly subject to the requirement that all content is properly accredited to the The Sydney News.Net.
  5. Notwithstanding 3. if you operate a Web site and desire to incorporate a link to The Sydney News.Net or a link to a specific news story featured on The Sydney News.Net then you are free to do so. There is also general provision for the use of RSS feeds for incorporation into your site so that you can display The Sydney News.Net headlines on your site. Additional facilities are provided by The Sydney News.Net to assist in the incorporation of The Sydney News.Net on external web sites.
  6. You agree to use the site only for lawful purposes, and in a way that does not infringe the rights of, restrict or inhibit anyone else’s use and enjoyment of the site. Prohibited behaviour includes but is not limited to harassing or causing distress or inconvenience to any person, transmitting obscene or offensive content or disrupting the normal flow of dialogue within the site.
  7. In accessing the Site you agree not to:
    • impersonate another person or use a false name or a name you are unauthorised to use to create a false identity or email address or try to mislead others as to the identity or origins of any communications;
    • damage, interfere with or disrupt access to the site or to anything which may interrupt or impair its functionality;
    • threaten, harass, stop, abuse, disrupt or otherwise violate the rights (including rights of privacy and publicity) of others; or
    • make available, upload or distribute by any means any material or files that contain any viruses, bugs, corrupt data, "trojan horses", "worms" or any other harmful software.

    The proprietor retain the absolute right to prevent you from accessing the site, without prejudice to any of the proprietor’ accrued rights, where it in its absolute discretion consider that you are contravening these terms and conditions.

    Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability

  8. The site content, including the information, names, images, pictures, logos and icons regarding or relating to the proprietor, its products and services (or to third party products and services), is provided "as is" and on an "as is available" basis without any representations or warranty (whether express or implied by law), including the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.
  9. Under no circumstances will the proprietor be liable for any of the following losses or damage (whether such losses were foreseen, foreseeable, known or otherwise):
    • loss of data;
    • loss of revenue or anticipated profits;
    • loss of business;
    • loss of opportunity;
    • loss of goodwill or injury to reputation;
    • losses suffered by third parties; or
    • any indirect, consequential, special or exemplary damages arising from the use of the site irrespective of the form of action.

    In any other event, our liability shall be limited to 50 USD per event.

  10. The proprietor, while it does not precipitate, or condone, it does not warrant that functions contained in the site content will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that the site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses, bugs, corrupt data, "trojan horses", "worms" or any other harmful software.
  11. The proprietor reserves the right to modify or suspend the site and its services at any time and for so long as the proprietor (at its sole discretion) desires without cause.
  12. The site may from time to time contain links to other Internet Web sites. The proprietor is not responsible for the content of external web sites.

    Intellectual Property

  13. The names, images and logos identifying the proprietor or third parties and their products and services are subject to copyright, design rights and trademarks of the proprietor and/or third parties. Nothing contained in these terms and conditions shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel or otherwise any license or right to use any trademark, patent, design right or copyright of the proprietor or any other third party.

    Contributions to the Site

  14. Where you are invited to submit any contribution to the site (including any text, photographs or graphics) you agree, by submitting your contribution, to grant the proprietor a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive, sub-licensable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, play, make available to the public, and exercise all copyright and publicity rights with respect to your contribution worldwide and/or to incorporate your contribution in other works in any media now known or later developed for the full term of any rights that may exist in your contribution. If you do not want to grant to the proprietor the rights set out above, you must not submit your contribution to the site.
  15. By submitting your contribution to the site, you warrant your contribution is your own original work, and that you have the right to make it available to the proprietor for the purposes detailed in 12., that it is not defamatory, will not cause harm, and does not violate any law; that you indemnify the proprietor against all legal fees, damages and other expenses that may be incurred by the proprietor as a result of your breach of these warranties, and you waive any moral rights in your contribution for the purposes of its submission to and publication on the site and associated sites operated by the proprietor for the purposes detailed in 12.


  16. If there is any conflict between these terms and conditions and specific terms and conditions appearing elsewhere on the site then these terms and conditions shall take precedence.
  17. If any of these terms and conditions are determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by reason of the laws of any state or country in which these terms and conditions are intended to be effective, then to the extent and within the jurisdiction in which that term is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, it shall be invalidated and removed from these terms and conditions and the remaining terms and conditions shall survive, remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable.
  18. These terms and conditions shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the kingdom of Bahrain.