Terms of Use

Terms of Use

The Terms of Use covers SpotNews18.com (“Spot News 18”) and any associated content, including, but not limited to, email and RSS feeds. Please read this statement carefully before proceeding to access Spot News 18 content. Your use of SpotNews18.com indicates your agreement to abide by the Terms of Use in effect.

1. Use of Content

Spot News 18 is pleased to make its original content available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License for non-commercial reproduction with credit to the source site. This license permits anyone to reproduce the actual Spot News 18 content in any medium as long as the logo is displayed and credit is given. However, Spot News 18 doesn’t allow us to reproduce its content without any explicit permission.

2. RSS Feeds

Spot News 18 provides an excerpt RSS feed at spotnews18.com/feed. If you are using the feed, we ask that you do not modify it in any way. Including the stripping out of advertisements and abide by the following guidelines:

  • Full ad-supported feeds intend only for personal use in RSS readers.
  • For all other feed uses, including reproduction on websites, you should only use the Excerpt feeds unless
  • otherwise agreed with the company.
  • Would you please not splice the RSS feeds into or otherwise redistribute them via third-party RSS providers?
  • Please do not add content, including any advertisements or other promotional content, to the RSS feeds.
  • Spot News 18 reserves the right to object to your presentation of the RSS feeds and the right to require you to
  • cease using the RSS provides at any time.
  • Spot News 18 further reserves the right to terminate its distribution of the RSS feeds or change the content or
  • formatting of the RSS provides at any time without notice to you.

3. Web Syndication of Spot News 18 Content

  • Internal links in the Site content must not remove.
  • The Site logo and URL should appear on each page displaying site content.
  • The format or branding of the headlines, text and other information provided in the RSS feeds must not be modified.
  • “More From…” links back to the original Site at the end of each post must include content pages and may not remove.

4. Print Syndication Terms of Use

  • Reproduction of screenshots from any Site is permitted without prior written approval, as long as the site logo and URL is fully visible or otherwise included on the page. See above for general permissions on partial content.
  • The Site logo and URL must appear prominently at the top of each section displaying site content.
  • Content must be unedited, except for replacing hyperlinks with complete URLs and using the product manufacturer’s site links where appropriate.
  • Images from a Site must not be used in print without you obtaining the appropriate copyright clearances yourself.

5. General Terms of Use

Spot News 18 provides content “as is,” and Spot News 18 shall not be held liable for your use of the information, the feeds, or your use of Spot News 18. Use of a Site’s content, including text and images, is entirely at your discretion on your site or in print. Spot News 18 is not responsible for any complaints regarding content or images you choose to display on your site or in print.

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED, SPOT NEWS 18 DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES FOR MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. By accessing the RSS feeds provided above, you indicate that you understand and agree to these terms and conditions outlined in terms of Use.

6. Corresponding with Spot News 18

Any correspondence with Spot News 18 or submission of content to us, including any documentation or images, is considered the property of Spot News 18. Spot News 18 reserves the right to reproduce such content, in whole or in part, on any of Spot News 18 or its affiliates and use it in any way we choose, including sublicensing the content and allowing third parties to republish the material. In submitting something to us, you are representing that the content is yours to give to us. It does not infringe on any third party’s rights – copyright, trademark, privacy rights and the like – and is not libellous or unlawful in any other way.

7. Comments

The comments sections on the site are accessible to users after successful approval. Spot News 18 will not accept responsibility for information posted in the Comments. To make our comments useful and interesting, the following guidelines have been established for comment users:

  • Never post threatening, harassing, defamatory, or libellous material.
  • Do not intentionally make false or misleading statements.
  • Do not offer to sell or buy any product or service.
  • Never post material that infringes a copyright or any other intellectual property interest.
  • Do not post information you know to be confidential or sensitive, or otherwise in breach of the law.
  • Keep all comments relevant to the particular content where the word is posted.

Comments Rule

Please note that once you post a comment to one of our sites, it becomes part of the public conversation. Our policy is not to remove a user’s comments unless we deem them to violate our Terms of Use. So if you want to say something that you will later regret personally, you should use a username that does not identify you. We cannot remove your comments simply because you have a change of heart about making them.

Additionally, it is our policy not to delete comment accounts. Spot News 18, however, reserves the right to remove comments and comment accounts entirely at its discretion. Including alleged violations of Terms of Use or legal rights.

Spot News 18 is not responsible for the content of user comments. If a third party complains that your comment violates our Terms of Use or their rights, we will invite them to respond in the comments themselves. If they pursue the complaint, we will make reasonable efforts to contact you by the means you have provided us to alert you to the situation. We will protect your contact information as described in our Privacy Policy. But we were maybe compelled to turn it over under legal process.

8. Image and Video Terms of Use

Spot News 18 typically displays images, audio, and video (the “Material”) as part of blog posts written by our editors. The types of Material editors are to use on Spot News 18 sites include:

  • Material licensed from photographic archive and video vendors;
  • Material supplied to our editors or released into the public domain by public relations and marketing companies for press purposes;
  • Reader-submitted Material, with the implied representation that the person submitting the material owns the copyright in the material and the right to give it to us for use on Spot News 18;

9. Notices

If Spot News 18 receives notice that the Material posted is not in keeping with the Terms of Use or the intended use of the Comments section where it is posted, we reserve to right to remove the material. If you think we have published Material that infringes your copyright, we will address your concerns; however, if the material falls into one of the categories listed above, we believe our use is legitimate. We will not remove it from the site.

To file a notice of infringement with us, you must provide a written communication (by email with an attached and signed PDF) that sets forth the items specified below. Please do not send us regular mail, as we may not receive it in a timely fashion. Spam blockers sometimes devour important emails from strangers!

To enable us to address your concerns, please provide the following information:

  • For each allegedly infringing image, video or piece of text that you wish to have removed from one of our sites,
  • provide the exact permanent URL for the page containing the material.
  • Provide information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you: an email address prefers, as well as a telephone contact number.
  • For images, provide the following information detailing your claim to ownership of the copyright in the allegedly infringing image:
  • Proof of copyright in the image concerned, namely proof of registration of the Image under the DMCA; OR, absent such registration, a detailed description of where the photograph was taken. By whom, who or what the image’s subject is, and evidence to support your claim that you own the copyright in the picture. We will not comply with requests to remove an image where the complainant cannot prove that they own the copyright in the image in question.
  • Include the following statement: “I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner or am authorised to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.”
  • Sign the document and email it to spotnews18@gmail.com

10. External Links Disclaimer

Spot News 18 routinely contain links to external, third party websites. By providing links to other sites, Spot News 18 does not guarantee. Approve or endorse the information or products available at these sites. Nor does a link indicate any association with or endorsement by the linked site to Spot News 18 in question?

Spot News 18 does not operate or control and has no responsibility for the information, products and services found on any external sites. Nor do such links represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any data, products and services provided on or through external sites. Including, without limitation, warranties of any kind, either express or implied—warranties of title or non-infringement or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Visitors to Spot News 18 assume complete responsibility and risk in their use of any external sites. Visitors should direct any concerns regarding any external link to its site administrator or webmaster.

11. General Disclaimer

All of Spot News’s 18 titles are gossip sites. The sites publish both rumours and conjectures, in addition to accurately reported information. Information on the sites may contain errors or inaccuracies; the site’s proprietors do not guarantee the correctness or reliability of the sites’ content. Links to content on and quotation of material from other sites are not the responsibility of Spot News 18.

12. Information Security

Spot News 18 has technical, administrative and physical safeguards in place to help protect against unauthorised access to, use or disclosure of user information we maintain. Under our security practices and policies, access to personally identifiable information is authorised only for those with a business need for such access. And sensitive records are retained only as long as necessary for business or legal requirements and destroyed before disposal.

Although we work hard to protect the personal information that we collect and store, no program is one hundred per cent secure. We cannot guarantee that our safeguards will prevent unauthorised access, use, or disclosure of personal information.

If you become aware of a security issue, please email us at spotnews18@gmail.com. We will work with you to address any problems.

13. Notification of Changes

Whenever Spot News 18 changes its Terms of Use, we will post those changes to this Use page. And other places we deem appropriate, so our users are always aware of what information we collect. How we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

14. Effective Date

This statement of the Terms of Use is effective from November 18, 2018.