Text Size:
Updated On: Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Terms and Conditions

Terms & Conditions

  1. This document provides the details associated with all identified claims, commitments and control over all media that is created and/or broadcast by South-South News (SSN) in any manner through the SSN website (or "the Site") or other distribution channels.

  2. SSN may discontinue, modify, or suspend its website, and make no guarantees of permanency of SouthSouthNews.com in perpetuity:
    1. SSN does not provide any guarantee as to the on-going availability of the Site and provides all of its services as "best efforts" with absolutely no assurances as to quality, accuracy or objectivity. We endeavor to provide high-quality news, information and analysis, and diligently conform to the highest ethical standards of journalism, with a keen eye for facts, unbiased reporting, and avoidance of logical fallacies. Despite these efforts for optimal quality and accuracy, SSN provides absolutely no assurances that our site will be uninterrupted, error-free, or permanently available for digital link. There may be delays, omissions, interruptions, inaccuracies and misrepresentations in news, information or other material available through our site. Where possible and when identified, all errors and imperfections will be amended will full clarification at the earliest opportunity.
    2. SSN also reserves the right to block, temporarily disable, or suspend the Site or sections of the Site at our own discretion for reasons including, but not limited to, upgrades, repairs, edits, reformatting, security checks, or other forms of maintenance.

  3. SSN takes no liability for damage or harm that may be caused by the Site, third party links, software, or unintended malicious content by parties over whom we have no authority or control:
    1. Although SSN takes all reasonable steps to prevent the introduction of viruses, worms, "Trojan horses," or other destructive materials to our Site, the company does not guarantee that the Site, interactive materials displayed, links to other sites, or downloadable content do not contain such destructive features. SSN assumes no liability for any damages or harm attributable to such destructive features or occurrences.
    2. In addition, SSN will never send emails requesting personal information, bank account details, passwords, or other sensitive material. Such correspondences, known as "phishing" emails, are commonly created by malicious third-party groups with whom we retain NO relationship. Therefore, SSN can take no liability for damage or harm that these emails may create. It is urged that any such email is deleted immediately, and it is suggested that you contact us alerting us to the problem.

  4. As identified in the following material, SSN may terminate your use and access; SSN may also be required to comply with legal demands regarding your use and access to certain information:
    1. SSN reserves the right to terminate your use of our Site for violation of these terms of use, or any illegal activity governed by the State of New York, United States Federal law, and/or relevant international copyright agreements.
    2. SSN will take reasonable steps to protect your privacy (see section 11). However, SSN may be legally compelled to disclose certain information or comply with specific legal actions granted by a law enforcement agency, court, or government agency. SSN shall comply with such legal requirements without your consent or prior notice, and may disclose applicable information including but not limited to IP address, username, name, IP location or other information in response thereto.

  5. SSN reserves all rights to our site and content
    1. The contents of the news service, including this Site, are intended for your personal, non-commercial use. All materials published on the site (including, but not limited to news articles, video stories, photographs, graphic images, logos, illustration, audio clips, or similar produced content) are protected by copyright, and owned or controlled by South-South News or the party credited as the provider of the content (partners, vendor content, and other arrangements agreed upon between the party and South-South News in exclusivity). You shall abide by all additional copyright notices, information, or restrictions contained in any content accessed through the service. For additional information on content rights and permissions, see sections 8 and 9.

  6. SSN is not responsible for or shares the opinions, views or statements expressed by its content providers and/or partners. However, the company does recognize the protection rights for all material made available for distribution through SouthSouthNews.com. SSN recognizes the following protection rights for material received from content providers and partners:
    1. SouthSouthNews.com may contain text, video, audio, images, graphics, data, databases, downloadable content, and other copyrighted material furnished by partners and content providers. This can include, but is not limited to, The United Nations and related specialized agencies; civil society organizations; intergovernmental organizations; private sector businesses; universities; and other media outlets. The "partner content" is licensed for use in South-South News website and its services only. It is copyright protected, may not be copied, redistributed, sold, or published without the express permission of the specific providers or other copyright owners. By using our site, you accept full responsibility for the need to contact providers directly to use, reproduce, clip, and if necessary, link and share their content, and at a minimum, ascribe to that specific provider's terms of use policy.
    2. SSN does not make any representations, nor does the company endorse the accuracy, completeness, timeliness or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement or other material or database displayed, uploaded or distributed on this site, available through links, or expressed in interviews or comments throughout SouthSouthNews.com. SSN reserves the right to correct any errors or omissions on our site within our copyright; however, SSN makes no assertions about the validity and accuracy of providers' content. All queries as to the accuracy or reliability of providers' content must be addressed to the specific outlet in question.
    3. In addition, SSN does not necessarily share or support the same views or perspectives of our partners and/or content providers, and cannot be held liable or accountable for views that are not produced or made without our operational control.

  7. Potential copyright infringements:
    1. If you are a copyright owner, agent, or representative of the relevant material in question and believe that any of our content infringes upon your copyright or intellectual property, please contact us here.

  8. Use of SSN content is restricted:
    1. Unless expressly permitted by way of formal written agreement or clarification by SSN, you may not copy, reproduce, distribute, publish, enter into a database, display, perform, modify, create derivative works from, transmit or in any way exploit any part of the Site or any content, except within permissions and rights granted in writing. For information on obtaining permissions, follow this link.

  9. Permissions for content use
    1. Unless expressly permitted, you may not copy, reproduce, distribute, publish, enter into a database, display, perform, modify, create derivative works from, transmit or in any way exploit any part of the Site or any content thereof, except under conditions explained in section 9-b. All permissions for use of SSN content must be granted, in writing, prior to its use, and within the context intended. Failure to meet permission requirements will result in a violation of copyright and can lead to legal action under relevant and applicable legal codes.
    2. The content appearing on the Site is intended for your personal, non-commercial use only. SSN encourages dissemination and sharing of our content through publicly accessible social media under a "fair use" guideline, and strictly for non-commercial purposes or without intention to harm, distort, or misrepresent the material used. Any shared content, particularly if shared on social media platforms including, but not limited to, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+ must be clearly attributed to SSN with clear references to specific sources and, if applicable, its author, within reasonable availability (this includes references to its source, title, author, or direct website). Sharing and disseminating SSN content necessarily means you agree to SSN's terms and conditions for rules and legal requirements about the copyright of SSN work, that such copyright will be respected, and that no alterations, substitutions, reproductions, misrepresentations, or otherwise will be made, as explained in section 8-a.
    3. Content that is shared through social media, as explained in section 8-b, or granted with full permissions as required in section 8-a, must be used in appropriate context and in direct relevance to the material presented. The Site content must not be misrepresented in any way that distorts the subject, discussions, statements, dialogue, or viewpoints in a way that can cause harm or liability to SSN and/or its partners.

  10. User submitted content
    1. SSN may allow users to post material that can be viewed publicly, including in the form of comments, suggestions, quotes, direct communication, or guest posting. The exact nature of each form of public communication is governed by specific rules, such as ascribing to SSN's journalism guidelines, or the guidelines for communication as described in section 10-b (i - v) below.
    2. If the Site contains bulletin boards, chat rooms, access to mailing lists, comment sections, or other message or communications facilities (collectively, "forums"), the user agrees to use the forums only to send and receive messages and materials that are proper and related to that particular forum. The following criteria will be strictly enforced in any public forum free for user submitted communication, with the user acknowledging that they will not do any of the following:
      1. Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others;
      2. Publish, post, distribute, or advertise any defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful material;
      3. Upload or attach harmful files that may contain viruses, malware, adware or other malicious content;
      4. Falsify origins or source information;
      5. Advertise or sell any goods, conduct surveys, contests, or services, or promote any commercial-purpose agenda.

  11. Privacy Policy
    1. Certain information about your visit to the Site may be collected and gathered for research or analytics purposes. The information gathered does not and will never contain your identity or personal information. Such information gathering can include:
      1. The internet domain and IP address from which you access the site
      2. The type of browser used and operating system supported
      3. The date and time of your visit, the duration, and the amount of native clicks within the site during your visit
      4. If you linked to this website from another website
      5. If you share the link to specific pages from the website on social media platforms
    2. If at any time SSN implements a membership or registration system for the purposes of providing the viewer with a unique account, all reasonable steps will be taken to maintain strict confidentiality of that user where applicable. No information will be publicly disclosed without prior notification to the account user, and all necessary steps will be taken to ensure that information stored is maintained between SSN and the creator. At no time will SSN ever disclose your personal information to a third-party client or partner, unless mandated by law as explained in section 4-b.

  12. You accept responsibility for any violation of these terms and conditions, and any violations of applicable New York State and United States, or relevant international copyright law.

  13. SSN does not charge or impose any fee for access. However, SSN reserves the right to do so:
    1. SSN reserves the right at any time to charge fees for access to portions of the Site or access to services as a whole. However, in no event will you be charged for access to the services unless SSN obtains your prior agreement to pay such charges, and will never be charged in absentia of agreement. Thus, if at any time SSN requires a fee for portions of the site that are now free, we will give you advance notice of such fees. You may cancel payment at any time.

  14. SSN limits its liability to you:
    1. SSN and its established partners, their respective members and ours, directors, officers, managers, employees, reporters, editors, agents and licensors are not liable for incidental, indirect, consequential, special, punitive, or exemplary damages of any kind.

For more information please contact us here.


Subscribe to our newsletter