Terms of Use

Terms of Use

Reprint Permission

You may reproduce any of our articles in your own publication or on your website provided each is not modified, used in full and you acknowledge its source.  Please let us know where it is being used.


Publishing your views on our website

We may provide webpages which allow users to publish their views (the “Comment Areas”). If you wish to post comments to the Comment Areas you may only do so in accordance with these terms of use.

Publishing Rules

You agree:

(a) to use the Comment Areas in accordance with all relevant laws and not for any illegal purpose;

(b) not to post, link to or publish any comments on the Comment Areas which:

(i) contain software viruses, files or code designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of the website or to collect other users’ personal data;

(ii) impersonate any person or entity or misrepresent any affiliation with any person or entity;

(iii) are defamatory, offensive, inflammatory, hateful or of an obscene or menacing character, or that may cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety;

(iv) violate or infringe the rights of any person, firm or company, including, but not limited to, rights of intellectual property, contractual rights, rights of confidentiality or rights of privacy;

(v) promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age, or advocate, promote or incite any third party to commit or assist any unlawful or criminal act; or

(vi) contain any form of advertising or promotion for goods and services or any chain messages or “spam”;

(c) not to use the Comment Areas in a way that may cause them to be interrupted, damaged, rendered less efficient or which impairs their effectiveness or functionality; and

(d) not to attempt any unauthorised access to any part or component of the website.


You are responsible for the content of your comments and you are liable for activities conducted by you, or by others authorised by you, or otherwise acting on your behalf.

By submitting material to a Comment Area you agree to indemnify us against all claims, costs and expenses (including all legal and administrative expenses) arising out of any such comments.

The Comment Areas contain material submitted by users over whom we have no control. We cannot guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of these comments.  Some users may breach these terms and conditions and post comments that are misleading, untrue or offensive.  You bear all risk associated with your use of the Comment Areas and you should not rely on its content in making (or not making) any specific decision.

In the event that you have any right, claim or action against any users arising out of that user’s use of the Comment Areas, then you will pursue such right, claim or action independently of us and without recourse to us.

We expressly exclude our liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of the Comment Areas by any person in contravention of these terms and conditions.


By submitting material to Comment Areas you are granting us a worldwide perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, translate, make available, distribute and use the comment in whole or in part and in any form. This may include personal information such as your user name and alias and your expressions of opinion.

It is not possible for us to fully and effectively monitor when comments infringe the copyright of a third party or other third party rights. If you believe that any comments infringe any legal rights that you may have, you should notify us immediately with specific details.