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Standard subscription terms and conditions
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- 4.1. As a subscriber to any of the Times of Malta Premium services, you hereby accept, in addition to our general terms and conditions, to be bound by these standard subscription terms and conditions of use that govern your Times of Malta Premium subscription.
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Cancellation and Automatic Renewal
- 5.1. Your subscription will continue indefinitely and renew automatically, unless it is cancelled in accordance with our standard subscription terms and conditions.
- 5.2. For all subscriptions, you must cancel your subscription before it renews and therefore before your next billing date in order to avoid billing of subscription fees for the following renewal term. The onus is upon you to cancel your subscription before the due date if you do not wish to renew. You may cancel your subscription by entering your account settings. We do not accept any other form of cancellations. If you choose to cancel your subscription, you will continue enjoying the subscription until the expiry date of that renewal.
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6.1. Granting of ContributionsBy making a contribution on the Times of Malta's Contributions page, you agree and acknowledge that such contribution was made voluntarily and that the contribution is provided to us as an irrevocable gift, subject to our right to return any contribution at our discretion.
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6.2. Recurring or One-Off Contribution PaymentsYou may elect to pay your contribution either as a one-off payment or on a recurring monthly basis.
Recurring contribution amounts cannot be changed without cancellation.
You must provide us with complete and accurate payment information at the time you agree to pay a contribution. Payment for your contribution can be made by credit or debit card.
If you choose to pay monthly contributions, your payments will be taken automatically on a recurring basis and your recurring contribution will continue unless and until it is ended by either ANL or the contributor at any given time in accordance with the provisions of Section 6.5 below (Cancellations).
6.3. Conditions for ContributingContributions will be accepted from individuals as well as any other legal entities.
Contributors who are individuals must be aged 18 or over. All other contributors must be incorporated, established and/or registered in terms of law.
The maximum single contribution from any one contributor shall be of € 2,000.
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Contributions received by ANL will be deposited in one or more bank accounts in the name of ANL. Each contribution will be identifiable by a unique identification number and accounted for separately by ANL.
From the moment the contribution is processed, ANL will be legally and beneficially entitled to the full amount of the contribution and the contributor has no entitlement to the return of a contribution in any circumstances other than as specified in these Terms and Conditions.
The contributor shall receive no benefit in return for any contribution and shall have no rights to influence ANL.
Contributions to ANL are not charitable donations under the Laws of Malta and, as far as ANL is aware, contributors shall not be entitled to any tax relief in respect of their contributions nor are any contributions eligible for “gift aid” either in Malta or in any other jurisdiction worldwide.
6.5. CancellationANL reserves the right to refuse and return any contribution in its absolute discretion, including without limitation where it believes that accepting the contribution would be a conflict of interest to ANL, and/or where, having regard to the source of the contribution or intentions of the contributor, ANL considers that to accept the contribution could damage the independence or reputation of ANL or adversely affect the relationship of ANL with other contributors.
Any refused and/or returned contributions shall be repaid into the account from which the contribution was made.
Recurring contributions can be cancelled at any time by sending an e-mail to email@example.com.
Cancellation requests, whether made by ANL or the contributor, shall be confirmed by ANL within 5 business days.
6.6. Confidentiality and Publicity of ContributionsContributors shall not be entitled to publicise their contribution or otherwise market themselves or any connected person or business in connection with their contribution, except with the prior written consent of ANL and provided that the contributor complies with any relevant policies, procedures or requirements that ANL may provide.
6.8. LiabilityNeither ANL nor any of its affiliated companies and/or brands and/or individuals, employee, agent, officer or director shall be liable for any loss suffered by any contributor or other person arising out of or in connection with a contribution, whether direct or indirect, including loss of revenue, loss of profits, loss of business or anticipated savings, loss of use, loss of goodwill, loss of data, and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, except in respect of any liability for death or personal injury or any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.
6.9. Queries relating to ContributionsIf you have a query or complaint about your contribution, please contact us using the contact details below:
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Additional Terms and Conditions
7.1 Default in PaymentIf you default in one payment that has become due, we reserve the right to cancel your subscription immediately without notice and without prejudice to our right to recover from you any outstanding amount due by you to us.
7.2. Limitations on UseOnly one individual may access a subscribed service at the same time using the same user name or password, unless we agree otherwise.
7.3. Intellectual Property RightsThe text, graphics, images, video, and other data, design, organisation, compilation, look and feel, advertising and all other related protected intellectual property, available through the subscription are our property or the property of our advertisers and/or licensors, and are protected by the Laws of Malta. All rights are hereby reserved. Thus, unless you have our written consent, you may not sell, publish, distribute, retransmit or otherwise provide access to the any of the content received through the subscription to anyone.
7.4. Advertising and SponsorshipYou accept to receive advertising material and acknowledge that advertisers are solely responsible for ensuring that material submitted on the website or on any of the services is in accordance with the applicable laws and regulations. We are not responsible for any such third party material and any issues which you may have in connection with any advertising material should be reported to the relevant advertiser.
7.5. Events beyond our reasonable controlWe will not be held liable for any issue and problems that give rise to temporary interruptions from the use of our services arising from factors beyond our control, such as, but not limited to, traffic congestion on the internet.
Additionally, we will not be held responsible for any delay or failure to comply with our obligations under these conditions if the delay or failure arises from any cause which is beyond our reasonable control including reasons of Force Majeure which shall include any default due to an act of God, war, or threatened war, act of terrorism or threatened act of terrorism, strike, lockout, industrial action, health epidemic or pandemic, fire, flood, drought, tempest or other event beyond the control of either party. Our performance under this Agreement is deemed to be suspended for the period that the Force Majeure Event continues, and we will have an extension of time for performance for the duration of that period. We will use our reasonable endeavours to bring the Force Majeure Event to a close or to find a solution by which our obligations under the Contract may be performed despite the Fo rce Majeure Event.
7.6. Disclaimers of Warranties and Limitation on LiabilityYou agree that your access to, and use of any of our services and the content and tools available through the subscription is on an as-is basis, and although we endeavor to provide the most optimal service, we hereby specifically disclaim any representation or warranties, express or implied that all information is completely accurate and complete, taking also into account that some of the information is provided by third parties. It is therefore your responsibility to verify that any information is accurate. We are moreover not responsible for any losses or damage, whether direct or indirect, resulting from use of our services or from any content posted on or through our services and even if such losses result from a deliberate breach of these terms by us that would entitle you to terminate your subscription agreement between us. In any event, any liability as a result of us breaking any of these terms is strictly limited to the charges you have paid (if any) for the subscription services.
7.7. No waiverIf you breach these conditions and we take no action, we will still be entitled to use our rights and remedies in any other situation where you breach these conditions.
7.8. AssignmentYou may not transfer, assign, or otherwise dispose of any of your rights or obligations arising from your subscription with us for Times of Malta Premium, without our prior written consent. For the avoidance of doubt, you are not permitted to sell on or transfer the benefit of your subscription services to third parties. We may transfer, assign, charge, sub-contract or otherwise dispose of any of our rights or obligations arising under your subscription.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction
The terms and conditions and standard subscription terms and conditions are governed by the Laws
of Malta. The Maltese courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute relating to
these terms and conditions.
- 8.2. If any part or provision is found to be unlawful or unenforceable, this shall not affect the validity of any other part or provision.
- 8.1. The terms and conditions and standard subscription terms and conditions are governed by the Laws of Malta. The Maltese courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute relating to these terms and conditions.
Competition Terms & Conditions
- 9.1. These terms and conditions apply to all competitions that may be featured on this website or in any of our publications including the Times of Malta and The Sunday Times of Malta. In case of conflict between these rules and such specific directions and/or competition specific terms and conditions, these terms and conditions shall prevail.
- 9.2. ANL may cancel or amend any competition, competition information, or these terms and conditions without prior notice. Any changes will be posted either within the competition information or these terms and conditions.
9.3.1. Competition EntryCompetitions are open to all residents of Malta and Gozo aged 18 years or over. Proof of eligibility must be provided on request. Written parental/guardian consent is required where a competition states that participants may be under the age of 18.
- 9.3.2. Employees and agents of ANL or any associated company as well as any company connected with the sponsorship of a competition or any of their associated companies are not eligible to take part in the applicable competition, nor are their relatives or members of their families or households.
- 9.3.3. The opening and closing dates and times for entries are as indicated in the competition information. Any entries received before the opening and after the closing of the competition will be invalid and will not be entered into the competition.
- 9.3.4. By entering the competition entrants warrant that all information submitted by them is true, current, and complete. Entrants also warrant that they are the copyright owners of any copyright works submitted, e.g. photographs and drawings, and ANL’s use or publication of such works will not infringe the rights of any third party.
- 9.3.5. Any limit on the number of entries a person or household may make will be clearly stated in the competition information. Entries received that exceed this limit will be invalid and will not be entered into the competition.
- 9.3.6. ANL, its agents and/or associated companies and/or subsidiaries involved in the competition will not accept responsibility or liability for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation, theft, destruction, alteration of, or unauthorised access to entries, or entries lost or delayed in any way whatsoever.
- 9.3.7. Any entries which are incomplete, incorrect, incomprehensible, or not received by ANL will be void.
- 9.3.8. In the event of any fault, mistake, misunderstanding or dispute concerning the correctness or acceptability of the entry or any answers given by entrants (if applicable), or the operation of any part of the competition (in the case of postal entries, a postal strike for example), network or phone system, the decision of ANL shall be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
- 9.3.9. ANL will not be liable to reimburse expenses incurred in making an entry in any competition. Where ANL decides in its sole discretion that an entrant is eligible for a refund, eligibility for refunds will be notified to relevant entrants. ANL reserves the right to refuse to refund where it suspects dishonest or fraudulent conduct on the sender’s part or where the entrant has not complied with the rules of the competition.
9.4.1. PrizesThe prize is as specified in the competition information.
- 9.4.2. The process for determining the winner of the prize is as indicated in the competition information. Where the winner is randomly selected from all correct and valid entries, the draw for the winner will take place within the stipulated number of days of the date on which the competition closes.
- 9.4.3. Prize draw prizes will be awarded in accordance with the laws of chance. Any competition requiring a subjective assessment in the selection of winning entries will be judged by ANL or as indicated in the competition information and, if required by law or regulation, an independent judge or a panel including one member who is independent of the competition’s promoters and intermediaries.
- 9.4.4. Should more prizes be claimed than are available for any reason, a simple prize draw will take place for the available prize(s).
- 9.4.5. ANL will attempt to notify the winner within two days after the closing date of the competition, or as otherwise indicated in the competition information. The winner will be contacted on the contact information provided when entering the competition. The winner will have a specified fixed time period in which to claim his or her prize. If ANL is unable to notify the winner, or if the winner fails to respond within the fixed time period as specified and/or provide an address for delivery of the prize, this may result in forfeiture of the prize and ANL reserves the right to select an alternative winner in accordance with these terms and conditions and the competition information.
- 9.4.7. Any entrant who enters or attempts to enter the competition in a manner, which in ANL’s determination is contrary to these terms and conditions or by its nature is unfair to other entrants may be removed from the competition at ANL’s sole discretion.
- 9.4.8. ANL reserves the right to modify, cancel, terminate or suspend the competition in whole or in part, at its sole discretion, if it believes the competition is not capable of being conducted as specified in these terms and conditions or due to unauthorised human intervention or any other cause that is beyond the reasonable control of ANL.
- 9.4.9. ANL reserves the right at its sole discretion to withhold delivery of the prize until proof of eligibility and identity of the winner has been confirmed or if such proof is not produced on request or to disqualify the entrant from the competition.
- 9.4.10. ANL shall attempt to deliver the prize to the winner within five days from the date of the draw, unless otherwise specified to the winner. Delivery restrictions may apply. No cash equivalent (where applicable) or alternative prize will be given and the prize is non-transferable and non-exchangeable. However, ANL reserves the right to change the prize due to circumstances beyond its control or to offer an alternative of similar value.
9.5.1. Data ProtectionIdentity and contact information, such as the name and surname and postal address of the entrant (“personal data”) which is provided by entrants when they enter will be processed by ANL and their suppliers and contractors in order to administer the competition.
- 9.5.2. By submitting their personal data, the entrant agrees to ANL processing those details in accordance with the purposes made known the entrant at the time of collection and in accordance with ANL’s Privacy Statement.
9.6.1. LiabilityANL accepts no liability for any competition which has been sponsored by a third party and such third party is responsible for its fulfilment.
9.7.1. Standard TermsIn the event that any entrant does not, or is unable to, comply with and meet these terms and conditions and the competition information, ANL shall be entitled at its sole discretion to disqualify such entrant, without any further liability to such entrant. In these circumstances, any prize(s) won by the entrant may be forfeited and ANL reserves the right to reclaim any prize(s) already distributed to the entrant. Any entrant must comply with any directions given to him or her by ANL including but not limited to any and all relevant laws, rules and applicable regulatory codes.
- 9.7.2 The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Terms and Conditions shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Terms and Conditions shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.
- 9.7.3 The promoter of the competition is Allied Newspapers Limited of Times of Malta, Triq l-Intornjatur, Imrieħel.
- 9.7.4 These terms and conditions were last updated on December 28, 2018.