Terms & Conditions

The Bendigo Standard Terms and Conditions

Last Updated: April 22, 2023

Welcome to The Bendigo Standard! Please carefully read the following Terms and Conditions (“Terms”) before using the website, mobile applications, and other online services provided by The Bendigo Standard (“we,” “us,” or “our”). By accessing or using our services, you (“User”) agree to be bound by these Terms. If you do not agree to these Terms, you may not access or use our services.

  1. Description of Services

The Bendigo Standard is a digital news platform providing local, national, and international news, as well as features, opinions, and multimedia content. Our services are available through our website, mobile applications, and other digital platforms.

  1. Subscriptions

The Bendigo Standard offers various subscription plans to access our premium content. By subscribing, you agree to pay the subscription fees specified at the time of purchase. Subscription fees are non-refundable, except where required by law or as otherwise stated in our Cancellation and Refund Policy.

2.1 Auto-renewal

Subscriptions automatically renew at the end of each billing cycle, and you will be billed in advance. You authorize us to charge your payment method for the applicable fees. You can manage or cancel your subscription at any time by accessing your account settings.

2.2 Free Trials

We may offer free trial periods for new subscribers. At the end of the trial period, your subscription will automatically convert to a paid plan, and you will be billed accordingly. To avoid charges, you must cancel your subscription before the end of the trial period.

  1. User Conduct

By accessing our services, you agree to:

3.1 Comply with all applicable laws, including copyright and intellectual property rights.

3.2 Not use our services for any unlawful, harmful, harassing, or offensive purposes.

3.3 Not engage in any activity that may interfere with or disrupt the proper functioning of our services.

3.4 Not copy, reproduce, or distribute our content without our prior written consent.

  1. Intellectual Property

All content, including text, graphics, images, video, and audio, provided by The Bendigo Standard is owned or licensed by us and protected by copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws. You may not reproduce, distribute, or modify our content without our prior written consent.

  1. Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability

Our services and content are provided “as is” and without warranties of any kind, either express or implied. We do not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or timeliness of our content. To the fullest extent permitted by law, we disclaim all warranties and will not be liable for any damages resulting from your use of our services or reliance on our content.

  1. Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless The Bendigo Standard, its affiliates, and their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents from any claims, liabilities, damages, losses, or expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising from your use of our services or your violation of these Terms.

  1. Governing Law and Jurisdiction

These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the jurisdiction in which The Bendigo Standard is based, without regard to its conflict of law provisions. Any disputes arising from these Terms shall be resolved exclusively in the courts located in that jurisdiction.

  1. Changes to Terms

We reserve the right to modify these Terms at any time. Any changes will be posted on this page and will be effective immediately upon posting. Your continued use of our services following the posting of changes constitutes your acceptance of the revised Terms.

  1. Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns about these Terms, please contact us at hello@bendigostandard.com.

  1. Cancellation and Refund Policy

10.1 Cancellation

You may cancel your subscription at any time by accessing your account settings or contacting our customer support. Your cancellation will be effective at the end of your current billing cycle. You will retain access to our premium content until your subscription expires.

10.2 Refunds

We generally do not provide refunds for subscriptions. However, we may issue a refund in exceptional circumstances, such as an incorrect charge, technical issues, or if required by law. To request a refund, please contact our customer support.

  1. Privacy

Your privacy is important to us. Please review our Privacy Policy, which outlines how we collect, use, and protect your personal information when you access and use our services. By agreeing to these Terms, you also consent to the collection and use of your personal information as described in our Privacy Policy.

  1. Third-Party Links

Our services may contain links to third-party websites, advertisers, or services that are not owned or controlled by The Bendigo Standard. We are not responsible for the content, privacy policies, or practices of these third-party websites or services. Accessing any such third-party website or service is at your own risk, and we encourage you to review their terms and conditions and privacy policies.

  1. Termination

We reserve the right to terminate your access to our services without notice if you violate these Terms or if we determine, in our sole discretion, that your use of our services is harmful to our business, reputation, or other users.

  1. Severability

If any provision of these Terms is found to be invalid or unenforceable, that provision shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary, and the remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect.

  1. Entire Agreement

These Terms, along with our Privacy Policy, constitute the entire agreement between you and The Bendigo Standard with respect to your use of our services and supersede any prior agreements or understandings between you and us, whether written or oral.

  1. No Waiver

No waiver of any term or condition of these Terms by The Bendigo Standard shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or any other term or condition, and our failure to assert any right or provision under these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.