Terms & Conditions
Application of Terms
Solstice Media makes no representations as to the availability of the Website and Services. You agree that Solstice Media bears no responsibility for the Website and/or Services being unavailable for any reason, whether technical or otherwise. Solstice Media may cease to operate the Website and/or Services at any time.
By using the Website and Services, you affirm that you are 18 years or over or otherwise possess legal parental or guardian consent.
Links to Other Web Sites
The Website and Services may contain links to other web sites operated by third parties (Third Party Websites). Solstice Media does not make any representations or warranties regarding, endorse, or approve of Third Party Websites, their operators, or the information, graphics and material on those Third Party Web Sites (Third Party Material), and has no control over, or liability and/or responsibility for, Third Party Websites or Third Party Material. You understand, acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for accessing Third Party Websites, and that Solstice Media disclaims all liability to you in respect of your access or use of Third Party Websites and Third Party Material and any resultant consequences. Solstice Media therefore recommends that you carefully review the terms and conditions and policies which apply to Third Party Websites.
Comments are moderated by InDaily editorial staff before publication in the interests of civil debate. Your letter could be edited for clarity, brevity and/or legality. We prefer letters that are limited to between 300 and 350 words, but will publish letters of differing lengths depending on quality of the argument and expression.
To comment, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org making it clear which story you’re commenting on and including your full name (required for publication) and phone number (only for verification purposes). Please put “Reader views” in the subject.
We’ll publish the best comments in a regular “Reader Views” post. Your comments can be brief, or we can accept up to 350 words, or thereabouts.
Please carefully choose the information, materials, submissions and content that you post on or through the Website and Services (including any text, files, images, photos, videos, sounds, musical works, literary works, artistic works, applications or any other material) (User Content), and ensure that it is not Prohibited Content or otherwise objectionable.
You understand that Solstice Media is under no obligation to monitor use of the Website and Services for Prohibited Content, inappropriate User Content, Prohibited Activities or other inappropriate conduct by users, and assumes no responsibility for (including no responsibility for modifying or removing) any User Content submitted by, or conduct undertaken, by any users. Despite this, Solstice Media will use its reasonable endeavours to monitor the Website and Services in this manner.
You are solely responsible for:
- all User Content which you submit on or through the Website and Services;
- any material or information that you transmit to other users of the Website and Services, and for your interactions with other persons via the Website and Services generally; and
- ensuring that all User Content that you submit on or through the Website and Services, and any material or information that you transmit to other users, complies with all applicable data protection and privacy laws.
You acknowledge that a purpose of the Website and Services is to act as a digital archive, and understand and agree that any User Content you submit will remain on or accessible through the Website and Services even after you cease to use the Website and Services
You may only use the Website and Services for personal and non-commercial purposes. Use of the Website and Services for commercial purposes, without the prior written authorisation of Solstice Media, is specifically prohibited. Solstice Media reserves the right to remove any material or content uploaded by you on the Website which in its sole discretion it deems to be commercial, without prior notice. Uploading of commercial material, or use of the Website and Services for commercial purposes, may result in your entitlement to access the Website and Services being suspended or terminated. You understand and acknowledge that Solstice Media is permitted to use the Website and Services for commercial purposes.
Except as expressly intended by the functionality of the Website and Services, you must not alter or modify any part of Website and Services without the prior written approval of Solstice Media.
Use of the Website and Services for unlawful, illegal or otherwise prohibited activities, including but not limited to distribution of material which infringes the intellectual property rights of third parties, circulation of pornographic, defamatory, racist or otherwise objectionable material and collecting details of other users by any means whatsoever for the purpose of sending unsolicited email or any other form of unauthorised solicitation, is prohibited.
Solstice Media reserves the right to investigate, and take any appropriate action (including removal of User Content, suspension or termination of access to the Website and Services, or legal action, if necessary) against you if Solstice Media determines that you have:
- submitted User Content which is illegal, offensive, prohibited or otherwise objectionable (Prohibited Content). Prohibited Content includes, but is not limited to, User Content that Solstice Media determines:
- is offensive or promotes racism, bigotry, physical harm, harassment or discrimination of any kind against any person or group of people;
- is exploitative of people in a sexual or violent manner;
- contains nudity, excessive violence, or otherwise offensive subject matter;
- is pornographic in nature;
- is liable to pose or create a privacy or security risk to any person;
- contains image(s) of persons under the age of 18, and parental/guardian consent has not been provided to the use of those images;
- contains material which is obscene, threatening, false, misleading or defamatory or promotes illegal activities or conduct;
- constitutes or promotes an infringement of the intellectual property rights or any other rights of another party, or is likely to;
- contains the work of another person which has been submitted without that person’s consent; or
- is commercial in nature, where such User Content has not been subject to prior written approval by Solstice Media; or
- accessed or used the Website and Services for purposes which are unlawful, illegal or prohibited (Prohibited Activities). Prohibited Activities include, but are not limited to, activities conducted by you in or via the Website and Services that Solstice Media in its sole discretion determines:
- are criminal or otherwise illegal in nature, including but not limited to fraud, harassment, spamming and infringement of intellectual property rights;
- are commercial in nature, where such activities have not been subject to prior written approval by Solstice Media, including but not limited to advertising and soliciting activities;
- involve the use of viruses, bots, worms or any other material intended to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware, or otherwise permit the unauthorised use of, or access to, a computer or computer network;
- are automated uses of the Website and Services;
- involve impersonation of another user, or any other person or entity; or
Solstice Media expressly reserves the right to take any action deemed necessary in respect of any Prohibited Content or Prohibited Activities or other illegal or unauthorised use of the Website and Services by any person, including removing Prohibited Content without notice, referring matters to appropriate authorities for further investigation (such as police) and appropriate legal action.
You must immediately notify Solstice Media if you become aware or reasonably suspect that any User Content submitted by another user is Prohibited Content, or that any other user is engaging in Prohibited Activities, or proposes to do so.
While we have made every effort to ensure that information is free from error, Solstice Media does not warrant the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of Material on the Website. All information is subject to change without notice. Solstice Media does not guarantee that the Website or Third Party Websites will be free from viruses, or that access to the Website or Third Party Websites will be uninterrupted.
Limitation of Liability
Subject to any terms, conditions or other responsibilities implied by law and which cannot legally be excluded, Solstice Media and its officers, agents, employees and other representatives exclude and are not liable to you for any losses, damages, liabilities, claims and expenses (including but not limited to legal costs and defence or settlement costs) incurred by you or any third party whatsoever, arising out of or referable to Material on the Website or to Third Party Material, whether in contract, tort including negligence, statute or otherwise.
The liability of Solstice Media and its officers, agents, employees and other representatives for a breach of any term, condition, guarantee or warranty implied by law and which cannot legally be excluded by Solstice Media and its officers, agents, employees and other representatives, is limited to the fullest extent possible, at Solstice Media’s option, to:
- in the case of goods – replacement of the goods or the supply of equivalent goods, repair of the goods, payment of the cost of replacing the goods or acquiring equivalent goods, or payment of the costs of having the goods repaired; and
- in the case of services – the supply of the services again or payment of the cost of having the services supplied again.
Copyright and Trade Marks
You retain ownership of all rights (including intellectual property rights) in any User Content which you generate, display, post, upload onto, publish or otherwise submit through the Website and Services.
By uploading or submitting any User Content via the Website and Services, you grant to Solstice Media and all users of the Website and Services (both current and future) a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, fee-free, royalty-free licence to use, archive, reproduce, modify, perform, display and distribute or otherwise use, exploit or dispose of the User Content you have submitted (Licence).
You acknowledge that the Licence includes, without limitation, the right to exploit the User Content in hardcopy (through printed materials), online or in digital format via downloads, streaming or otherwise, and you irrevocably consent to the adaptation, reproduction, editing, re-titling, alteration, adding to and/or deleting from, rearrangement, transposing, translation and exploiting of your User Content for any purpose and in any media (now known or developed in the future), including but not limited to the reproduction, publication, communication to the public and adaptation of the User Content and any works derived from this material.
You also acknowledge that the Licence will continue in perpetuity notwithstanding the fact that you may at any time request that Solstice Media remove any User Content you have submitted on or through the Website and Services.
The Licence granted to Solstice Media is transferable and may be assigned or sub-licensed by Solstice Media to any third parties without your consent. The Licence granted by you to other Website and Services users is personal to each user, and may not be assigned, sub-licensed or otherwise dealt with by them.
You represent and warrant that:
- you own all the rights in and to the User Content and that you have all necessary right and title to grant the Licence;
- the User Content, and its submission on or through the Website and Services, does not infringe the rights, including without limitation, the intellectual property rights, of any person or other third party; and
- the User Content contains nothing which is defamatory, obscene, false, misleading or deceptive and does not breach any statute or other law or regulation, including but not limited to applicable child protection, privacy or intellectual property laws. You must pay all royalties, fees or any other amounts owing to any person or other third party in respect of any User Content submitted by you on or through the Website and Services.
You must comply at all times with the Privacy Act 1998 (Cth) and any other legislation, principles, industry codes and policies (Privacy Laws) relating to the handling of all information about a person which is “personal information” as defined in Privacy Laws (Personal Information) collected, used, disclosed or submitted via the Website and Services.
You also acknowledge and agree that Solstice Media may use any Personal Information provided by you for purposes incidental to the provision of the Website and Services, competitions and promotions, and sending you marketing and promotional material that we believe you may be interested in, either from any of our related entities or a third party business which we consider may be of interest to you.
If you provide Solstice Media with Personal Information about third parties who are individuals, you must give those third parties information about the identity of Solstice Media and how Solstice Media handles Personal Information, including that they can contact Solstice Media to get access to their Personal Information. You warrant that the third party has consented to the disclosure of its Personal Information to Solstice Media, and to receiving communications regarding Solstice Media, the Website and Services.
Action by Solstice Media
The privacy of your personal information is afforded the highest level of importance by Solstice Media Pty Ltd (ACN 105 598 187).
Collection of Information
We will only collect personal information where it is reasonably necessary to do so for the conduct of our business. The kinds of personal information that we collect and hold may include:
- your name and birth date;
- your contact information, including postal and residential addresses, telephone and facsimile numbers, and email addresses;
Any collection of personal information by us will be fair and lawful and will not be intrusive. Upon request you will be told the identity of the collecting entity, the purpose of the collection, details on how you can gain access to your personal information and any consequences of failing to give the information.
If it is reasonable and practical do so, we will collect personal information about you only from you. In the course of operating the business, however, it may be necessary to collect personal information from various external sources, including government agencies and other third parties such as advertisers, mailing lists, recruitment agencies, contractors and business partners. You authorise us to collect information from external sources as and when required.
If we collect personal information about you from a third party we will, where appropriate, request that the third party inform you that we are holding such information, how we will use and disclose it, and that you may contact us to gain access to and correct and update the information. We will not, however, make any such request to any third party in circumstances where it would not be practical to do so.
We may collect and hold other information, including:
- data relating to your activity on our websites via tracking technologies such as Google and cookies;
- the identity of your Internet browser, the type of operating system you use, your IP address and the domain name of your Internet service provider; and
- details of any survey responses you provide.
We may use this information for internal purposes, including administering our services, diagnosing problems, generating statistics and trends, and improving the quality of our products and services.
Your information may also be collected by Netratings Australia Pty Ltd via cookies and an online auditing system to assist us in gathering statistical information for the above purposes. Details of the use of your information by Netratings Australia Pty Ltd and how to opt-out are available here.
We will hold personal information as either physical records, records on our servers, and in some cases, records on third party servers, which may be located overseas.
Use and Disclosure of Information
In general, we will collect, hold, use and disclose personal information for the purposes of providing or offering goods and services to you, any purposes that you may reasonably expect, for any other purpose authorised by law, or for any other purposes disclosed to or authorised by you. This may include disclosures to organisations that provide us with technical and support services, and professional advice, such as solicitors, accountants and business advisors.
By providing us with personal information, you consent to us using your personal information for:
- providing you with news and information about our products and services;
- purposes necessary or incidental to the provision of our products and services;
- sending you marketing and promotional material that we believe you may be interested in, either from any of our related entities or a third party business which we consider may be of interest to you;
- personalising your experience with our products and services, for example, via connectivity with social media services;
- communicating with you, including by email, mail or telephone; and
- conducting competitions or promotions on behalf of us and selected third parties.
Where it is possible, we will use reasonable endeavours to de-identify your personal information before using it for these purposes. We will also, wherever possible, keep all personal information strictly confidential.
If you do not want to receive promotional material from us, please let us know.
A number of laws require the provision of personal information to third parties, including the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth). The precise information required to be provided will vary depending on the circumstances requiring disclosure of that information.
We may also use or disclose personal information about you to avoid, lessen or prevent a serious emergency or crime. If we use or disclose personal information about you in those circumstances we will make a written record of such use or disclosure.
Any disclosure that is required to be made to any third party will be made primarily for the purpose of providing or offering goods and services to you. If we disclose information to a third party, we generally require that the third party protect your information to the same extent that we do.
Any personal information submitted via our online form may need to be processed by a third party. By submitting personal information via an online form, you consent to the disclosure of that information to a third party, which may be located overseas, for the sole purpose of processing the online form.
We will take reasonable steps to hold all hard copy and electronic records of your information in a secure manner to ensure that they are protected from misuse, interference and loss, and unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. We will destroy or de-identify your personal information once it is no longer needed for a valid purpose or required to be kept by law. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be totally secure.
Data Access & Correction
You may request access to your personal information at any time by sending a written request to our Privacy Officer by mail at Solstice Media Pty Ltd, Ground Floor, 165 Grenfell Street Adelaide SA 5000, or by email to email@example.com.
You do not need to provide a reason for your request. We may charge a small fee for providing access if it requires a significant amount of time to locate or collect your information or to present it in an appropriate form.
In rare circumstances, and only where it is permitted under the Act, we may not be able to provide you with access to your information. For example, we may refuse access where the requested access will have an unreasonable impact upon the privacy of others or where we are required by law to withhold the information.
We will take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information we collect about you is accurate, up-to-date and complete, and ensure that the personal information we use or disclose is accurate, up-to-date, complete and relevant. If your personal information is out of date or incorrect, you may inform us of this and we will correct it for you.
If we are unable to provide you with access to your information, or make any amendments which you have requested, we will provide you with reasons for our refusal.
Cross-Border Disclosures of Information
We are not likely to disclose your information to overseas recipients. We will only do so where necessary or useful in the course of operating our business, and only with your express consent or otherwise in accordance with the Australian Privacy Principles.
We will not disclose your information outside of Australia in any other circumstances.
Where practicable, we will provide the option for you to deal with us anonymously or under a pseudonym. This option will not be available where we are required or authorised by law to deal with individuals who have identified themselves, or if we need to verify your identity in order to provide products or services to you.
If you believe that we may have breached the Australian Privacy Principles, or failed to comply with this policy, you may make a written complaint addressed to:
Solstice Media Pty Ltd
Ground Floor, 165 Grenfell Street
ADELAIDE SA 5000
We take all complaints seriously, and will respond to your complaint within a reasonable period.
If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your complaint, you may contact the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner:
Office of the Australian Information Commissioner
GPO Box 5218
Sydney NSW 2001
Telephone: 1300 363 992
This Security Statement applies to your use of the internet website under the domain name www.solsticemedia.com.au (Website).
The server for the Website may automatically log certain browser information, including your server address, IP address, the date and time of the visit, the websites accessed and the previous website visited by the user. This information is used only for statistical analysis and internal business purposes, including website administration and enhancement.
Please note that there are inherent risks in transmitting information over the Internet. There is a possibility that this information could be accessed by a third party while in transit. Each user of the Website should make their own assessment of the possible security risks to their information when deciding whether or not to use the Website.
Solstice Media Pty Ltd cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information transmitted to us online and individuals do so at their own risk. To the extent permitted by law, Solstice Media Limited accepts no responsibility for the unauthorised access of personal information held by Solstice Media Limited.
Importantly, cookies do not need to identify the user or record any personal information. No attempt is made to identify you or your browsing activities except, in the event of an investigation, where a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant to inspect the service provider’s logs, or where your usage is causing technical issues for the Website that may need to be resolved and Solstice Media Pty Ltd needs to contact you. A notice will be posted on the Website if the Website attempts to identify individuals from their cookies unless that identification is required by law or to assist in law enforcement.
The default settings of most internet browsers allow cookies. However, users may change their browser settings to disallow cookies. Please note that some parts of the Website may not function fully for users that disallow cookies.
Third Party cookies
Some of the cookies stored on your computer belong to, and are managed, by third parties.
How to change your preferences
You have the right to decide whether to accept or block cookies that we use on our website. However, please be aware that if all cookies are blocked (particularly any essential cookies), the functionality of our website may be impaired.
You can exercise your cookie preferences by adjusting your browser settings. The links below set out information about how to change your browser settings for some of the most commonly used web browsers:
• Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
• Cookie settings in Firefox
• Cookie settings in Chrome
• Cookie settings in Safari web and iOS
You should be aware that most browsers automatically accept cookies.
Information for residents of the European Union
As set out above, Solstice Media’s website is unlikely to use any Cookies that store personally identifiable information. However, to the extent that any cookies placed by Solstice Media or a third party can uniquely identify a resident of the European Union, the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) (GDPR) will be adhered to. In particular, we will ensure that:
• your consent is obtained prior to the setting of the cookies
• you can withdraw your consent at any time by changing the relevant settings;
• we document your consent and store it securely; and
• we delete your personal data upon request.
The information provided on the Website is for general purposes only and is not a substitute for legal or other professional advice. Any user of the Website may access and use the information at its own risk. Solstice Media Pty Ltd, its related bodies corporate, directors and officers make no warranty or representation that the information is accurate, complete or up to date. To the fullest extent permitted by law, Solstice Media Pty Ltd, its related bodies corporate, directors and officers disclaim all liability (including any indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages or loss) suffered or incurred by any person, whether directly or indirectly, by reason of any use or misuse of, or reliance upon, the information contained in the Website, or any of the information being incomplete, incorrect, misleading or deceptive.
Solstice Media Pty Ltd reserves the right to alter or amend any information on the Website without notice, at any time.
Any hyperlinks or references to other websites are provided for your convenience only, and this does not represent or imply any endorsement, sponsorship, affiliation or approval by Solstice Media Pty Ltd, its related bodies corporate, directors or officers of the content, products or services appearing on those websites.
Last Updated: 22/01/2020