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The Publisher, as set out at the end of these terms (Indo Times), is the owner and operator of this Site.

Each user of this Site (User or you) agrees to be bound by these terms. Your use of and access to this Site indicates your acceptance of and agreement with these terms, as they exist at the time of use.

Indo Times may amend these terms at any time by posting changes on the Site. If you use the Site (other than to review the amended terms) after a notice of change has been provided, you will be deemed to have accepted the new terms.

Cookie Policy

When you visit, access, or use the website, mobile site, application, electronic newsletter or widget that links to this Cookie Policy (collectively “Site”) Indo Times entities (listed in section 9 of our Privacy Policy) (“Indo Times”, “us,” or “we”) use cookies and other tracking technologies to deliver and improve the Site, and to display relevant content, products, services and advertising.

This Cookie Policy explains these technologies, including cookies, local storage, pixels, web beacons, and flash cookies, and how you can control them. In this policy, we will refer to all these technologies as “Cookies”.

We hope that this Cookie Policy helps you understand, and feel more confident about, our use of Cookies.

By using the Site, you agree that we can use these Cookies as described in this Cookie Policy. We may change this Cookie Policy at any time. Please take a look at the Last Updated date at the start of this policy to see when this Cookie Policy was last updated. Any changes in this Cookie Policy will become effective when we make the revised Cookie Policy available on or through the Site.

What is a Cookie?

Cookies and other tracking technologies (such as browser cookies and local storage, pixel beacons, and Adobe Flash technology including cookies) are comprised of small bits of data or code that often include a de-identified or anonymous unique identifier. Websites, apps and other services send this data to your browser (on your computer or mobile device) when you first request a web page and then store the data on your computer so that such websites, apps and other services can access information when you make subsequent requests for pages from that service. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work in a better, more efficient way. For example, they can recognize you and remember important information that will make your use of a website more convenient (e.g., by remembering your user preferences).

What Cookies do we use?

We use a variety of different types of Cookies on our Sites. Different Cookies have different specific purposes but in general they are all used so that we can improve your experience in using our Sites and interacting with us. Some of the purposes of different Cookies we use are described below.

Some Cookies are essential to the Site in order to facilitate our log-in process and enable you to move around it and to use its features. Without these Cookies, we may not be able to provide certain services or features, and the Site will not perform as smoothly for you as we would like.

We may use Cookies to allow us to remember the choices you make while browsing the Site, and to provide enhanced and more personalized content and features, such as customizing a certain webpage, providing relevant advertising or editorial content, remembering if we have asked you to participate in a promotion and for other services you request, like watching a video or commenting on a blog.

We may use Cookies to receive and record information about your computer, device, and browser, potentially including your IP address, browser type, and other software or hardware information. If you access the Site from a mobile or other device, we may collect a unique device identifier assigned to that device (“UDID”), geolocation data, or other transactional information for that device.

We and our service providers and advertisers may use analytics Cookies, which are sometimes called performance cookies, to collect information about your use of the Site and enable us to improve the way it works. Analytics Cookies collect information about how you use the Site, for instance, which pages you go to most. The information allows us to see the overall patterns of usage on the Site, help us record any difficulties you have with the Site and show us whether our advertising is effective or not.

We and our service providers and advertisers may use advertising Cookies to deliver ads that we believe are more relevant to you and your interests. For example, we may use targeting or advertising Cookies to limit the number of times you see the same ad on our Site, to help measure the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns as well as to customize the advertising and content you receive on our Site.

Social plug-in tracking Cookies can be used to track both members and non-members of social networks for additional purposes such as behavioural advertising, analytics, and market research.

All information derived from these Cookies may be combined with other information acquired from third parties, and we may share this information with other organizations, such as advertisers, provided it is anonymised.

How do third parties use Cookies on the site?

In some circumstances, we may work with third parties to provide certain services on our Site. For example, we use analytics services supported by third party companies who generate analytics Cookies on our behalf. We may not have access to these Cookies, although we may use statistical information arising from the Cookies provided by these third parties to customize content and for the other purposes described above. These companies may also transfer this information to other parties including where they are required to do so by law, or where such other parties process the information on their behalf.

Third-party advertisers and other organizations may also use their own Cookies to collect information about your activities on our Site and/or the advertisements you have clicked on. This should only happen in compliance with our Advertiser Data Policy or otherwise as approved by us. Again, this information, which may be combined with other information acquired from third parties, may be used by them to provide you with advertisements (both on our Site and through other means) that they believe are most likely to be of interest to you based on content you have viewed.

Third-party advertisers may also use this information to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and to track aggregate usage statistics.

We may not control these third-party Cookies and their use may be governed by the privacy policies of the third parties employing these Cookies. To learn about these Cookies and to disable or reject third-party Cookies, please refer to the relevant third party’s website.

How can you opt out?

Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies, but you can change your settings to notify you when a cookie is being set or updated, or to block cookies altogether. Please consult the “Help” section of your browser for more information. Users can manage the use of Flash technologies, with the Flash management tools available at Adobe’s website. Please note that by blocking any or all cookies you may not have access to certain features, content or personalization available through the Company Services.

Contributing Content

You are responsible for all content you contribute to any Indo Times Online Services, including text, photos, videos, audio and links (Your Content). When you submit content to Indo Times in any format, including any text, photographs, graphics, video or audio, you grant Indo Times a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual licence to publish, transmit or otherwise use that content in our published materials, now and in the future and to attribute you, using the details you have provided to us, as the author/provider of that content. By contributing content to any Indo Times Online Service, you grant the Indo Times a royalty-free, non-exclusive licence to use Your Content in any way that we want, and in any media worldwide. This may include the use of your photos or video on Indo Times, transmission of the material by our overseas partners and syndication to our content partners.

You confirm you own or have the right to use any copyright material included in Your Content (including music, photos, quotes and excerpts of audio or video), that you have permission of anyone appearing or performing in Your Content and that you are not infringing any person’s rights by submitting the content to the Indo Times. You warrant that your content is not defamatory and that it does not infringe any law.

You indemnify Indo Times against any and all legal fees, damages and other expenses that may be incurred by Indo Times as a result of a breach of the above warranty.

Indo Times reserves the right not to use the content you submit.

You also confirm you have, where appropriate, sought the consent of the parent or guardian of any person under the age of 18 who is featured in Your Content.

Please ensure you keep your own copies of Your Content as the Indo Times may not archive, store or back-up Your Content nor continue to make Your Content accessible online.

Indo Times Online Communities

While encouraging rigorous debate and the sharing of diverse opinions, the Indo Times expects community members to treat each other with respect and courtesy. These standards apply to interaction within Indo Times Services including official Indo Times accounts established on third-party social media sites.

You understand and agree the Indo Times has ultimate editorial control over all its online services. The Indo Times may edit, remove or exercise its discretion not to publish your contribution for legal, editorial or operational reasons including if the Indo Times considers it to be:

  • defamatory, or otherwise unlawful or that it violates laws regarding harassment, discrimination, racial vilification, privacy or contempt;
  • intentionally false or misleading;
  • an infringement of intellectual property rights including copyright;
  • abusive, offensive or obscene;
  • inappropriate, off topic, repetitive or vexatious. For example the Indo Times reserves the right to reject contributions that have been widely canvassed in the forum. It also reserves the right to reject contributions from participants who seek to dominate the discussion;
  • compromising the privacy of any person or containing inappropriate personal information;
  • seeking to endorse commercial products or services;
  • seeking to directly solicit donations;
  • deliberate provocation of other community members; or
  • impersonating someone else and/or posting on behalf of a suspended member.

If you breach these Terms of Use, the Indo Times may block your account or contributions.

The Indo Times values the role of its communities in guiding content standards and etiquette among members. If you have concerns about inappropriate content on an Indo Times Online Service you can alert the moderator of that space.

When accessing or participating in an Indo Times -managed space on a third party platform, such as sites, pages or feeds hosted on an external site, you agree to comply with the terms and conditions specified by that third party platform.

The Indo Times recommends you make sure you understand the privacy settings for each platform with which you engage and choose appropriate options to protect your personal details and content shared.

The Indo Times may suspend or block your account if you breach the Terms of Use.

Intellectual Property

All intellectual property in relation to content on this Site belongs to Indo Times or its licensors, advertisers or affiliates. You obtain no interest in that intellectual property. All content on this Site is protected by Australian and international copyright and other intellectual property laws. You may not do anything which interferes with or breaches those laws or the intellectual property rights in the content.

You may download and view content or print a copy of material on this Site for personal, non-commercial use provided you do not modify the content in any way (including any copyright notice). All rights not expressly granted under these terms of use are reserved by Indo Times. Unless expressly stated otherwise, you are not permitted to copy, or republish anything you find on the Site without the copyright or trademark owners’ permission.

The logos of the Site are trademarks of Indo Times. Other trademarks may be displayed on the Site from time to time. These may belong to third parties. Nothing displayed on the Site should be construed as granting any licence or right of use of any logo, trademark or masthead displayed on the Site, without the express written permission of the relevant owner.

Children Policy

The online protection of children is a shared responsibility between the Indo Times, the parent/guardian and the child. The Indo Times aims to ensure that children and young people (under 18) who engage with our online spaces understand the possible risks they face and how to minimise them.

When contributions are sought from, likely to have been submitted by, or include children and/or young people (under 18), the Indo Times will, where appropriate, seek the consent of a child’s parent or guardian before using a child’s contribution on Indo Times platforms.


You may be required to register an account in order to access and/or contribute to certain Indo Times Online Services. This may include information you provide us to:

  • create an account;
  • become a subscriber;
  • become an advertiser;
  • post comments;
  • receive a newsletter; or
  • enter a competition.

Any identifying or contact details required for registration will only be used in accordance with the Indo Times’s Privacy Policy.

The Indo Times may refuse registration of users whose suggested login names are considered inappropriate, impersonating another person or attempting to create multiple accounts for or on behalf of a suspended member.

You may terminate your account at any time by unsubscribing (where that option is available) or by contacting the Indo Times. However your content may continue to be available online after.

Content and functionality of the site

Indo Times may alter, suspend or discontinue the Site and/or its functionality and/or the content made available through the Site at any time, with or without notice to Users, and, to the full extent permitted by law and subject to the remainder of these Terms and Conditions, Indo Times will not be liable to any User or to any third party should it exercise such rights.

In some circumstances will allow Users to access and download certain content onto your device(s). Some such content may not be available at all times in the future for subsequent download and Indo Times will have no liability to you in such circumstances subject to the remainder of these terms.

This Site may include third party content which is subject to that third party’s terms and conditions of use. Nothing on this Site should be construed as granting any licence or right for you to use that content.

This Site may include links to third party sites which are not related to Indo Times and in relation to which Indo Times has no control or interest. The appearance of those links on this Site does not indicate any relationship between Indo Times and that third party or any endorsement by Indo Times of that third party, its site or the products or services which it is advertising.