Terms & Conditions

The information detailed on the following pages tells you how you may use Samoa Times Newspaper and other Samoa Times online services to access, view and/or listen to content that Samoa Times makes available to you through these services.


Rights in Samoa Times  Online Services and Samoa Times Content

All copyright, trade marks, design rights, patents and other intellectual property rights (registered and unregistered) in and on Samoa Times Online Services and Samoa Times Content belong to Samoa Times and/or third parties (which may include you or other users). Samoa Times reserves all of its rights in Samoa Times Content and Samoa Times Online Services. Nothing in the Terms grants you a right or licence to use any trade mark, design right or copyright owned or controlled by Samoa Times or any other third party except as expressly provided in the Terms.


Digital Rights Management

So that Samoa Times can meet its obligations to third parties who own rights in Samoa Times Content, Samoa Times may embed digital rights management security in Samoa Times Online Services or Samoa Times Content and/or use other content-protection measures. You may not adjust or circumvent or try to adjust or circumvent these technical measures.


How can I make contributions to the Samoa Times?

Samoa Times may invite you to make, share or submit your own, original contributions to Samoa Times Online Services. These Terms of Use and any Additional Terms for particular Samoa Times Online Services set out the rules governing how you may do so and how the Samoa Times may use your contribution. Your contribution may include text, photographs, graphics, video or audio.

If you submit your contribution to Samoa Times you must allow Samoa Times to use the material in your contribution in any way it may reasonably choose on a free-of-charge basis in any media throughout the world. Any contributions you make may be moderated by Samoa Times which means they may be reviewed, edited and/or removed. Samoa Times reserves the right to remove any of your contributions if Samoa Times believes that they do not comply with the Terms.

You grant  Samoa Times the right to change or edit the materials in your contribution for operational and editorial reasons. Samoa Times may also share your contribution with trusted third parties, for instance with other users of Samoa Times Online Services or, in the case of news-related material, Samoa Times may share your contribution with its overseas partners (for instance reputable foreign news broadcasters).

Any copyright in your contribution will remain with you and this permission is not exclusive, so you can continue to use the material you contribute in any way including allowing others to use it.

You confirm that your contribution is your own original work, is not defamatory or unlawful and does not infringe anyone else’s rights (including privacy rights) and that it complies with the Terms. You also confirm that your contribution is made in your personal (rather than business) capacity and that such contribution does not unfairly promote or further any business activities and has not been contributed for commercial gain. You also confirm that you have the consent of anyone who is identifiable in your contribution or the consent of their parent/guardian if they are under 16.

We normally show your name with your contribution, unless you request otherwise, but for operational reasons this is not always possible.

Samoa Times may need to contact you for administrative or verification purposes in relation to your contribution, or in relation to particular projects. For full details of when and how we may contact you please see  Samoa Times’s Privacy and Cookies Policy plus any specific local terms, where applicable.


What information does Samoa Times collect about me?

Samoa Times is committed to protecting you and your family’s personal information. We want our services to be safe and enjoyable environments for everyone. This page answers some important questions about how we can collect, use and protect your personal details.

When you interact with Samoa Times we sometimes receive personal information about you.

For example, if you write to us or sign up to a newsletter, you might tell us who you are, how we can contact you and what you think of Samoa Times and its services.

When you use Samoa Times online services, we use cookies and collect IP addresses.

How do we use your information?

We will use your personal information for a number of purposes including the following:

  • To contact you (for example, we might call you if you text in to one of our radio programmes)
  • To provide you with services (eg to send you a newsletter or a news alert, if you have asked for them)
  • To personalise the way Samoa Times content is presented to you (eg if you tell us your post code we may use this information to customise your view of Samoa Times homepage so that you always see the local weather for your area.)

We will keep your information confidential and generally we will only use your information within Samoa Times. However, we sometimes use third parties to provide services on our behalf, for example independent producers who make programmes for us.