These Terms and Conditions are binding and enforceable against all users who access the maserumetro.com or any part thereof in terms of the laws of Lesotho. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, you must leave maserumetro.com website now, as further use will automatically bound you to terms and conditions.
All journalists, contributors and commentators who submit content for maserumetro.com MUST adhere to all standards of this news website’s integrity, ethics and values consistent with any member of the media and MUST “Stick to Truth and Fair Comment”, MUST be honest, fair and courageous in gathering, reporting, interpreting and commenting on any information.
maserumetro.com news operations are based on the Trust Principle that the integrity, independence and freedom from bias of the web site must be upheld at all times. We are committed to accurate and balanced reporting. Errors of fact are always promptly corrected and clearly published.
We aim to gather accurate facts and report unquestionable truth at all times. We shall in all situations avoid use of emotive terms. The only exception is when we are quoting someone directly or indirect speeches. Writers shall always ensure that their copy is accurate before submitting it for publishing. We take the side of the TRUTH at the time of publishing, but shall always attempt to reflect in our stories and pictures the views of all sides in our pursuit for TRUTH. We are not in the business of glorifying one side or another or of disseminating propaganda.
a. References herein to the maserumetro.com web site or content shall include any part thereof;
b. References herein to User(s) means any person who accesses the maserumetro.com web site, notwithstanding the fact that such a person only visited the home page of the maserumetro.com website;
c. References herein to the singular include the plural and vice versa; and
d. Notwithstanding the fact that hyperlinks in these terms and conditions to copyright notices and legislation should be deemed part of these terms and conditions, the fact that some or all of the hyperlinks may be non-operational, shall not play a role in the validity and interpretation of these terms and conditions.
1.1 maserumetro.com, the Lesotho’s online newspaper, provides groundbreaking news around the clock. With an emphasis on Lesotho, maserumetro.com provides comprehensive English and Sesotho coverage of general news, business, sport, entertainment and other major interest areas. In addition to high-quality news, maserumetro.com provides a range of additional interactive services.
1.2 maserumetro.com relies on its reporters, stringers and members of the public for content. Other information providers are authoritative voices in all spheres of life.
2.1. maserumetro.com licenses the User to view, copy, download and print the content of the maserumetro.com web site, provided that:
2.1.1 Such content is used for personal, educational and/or non-commercial purposes only; and
2.1.2 Content from the maserumetro.com website shall not be used or exploited for any commercial and non-private purposes without the prior written consent of maserumetro.com.
2.3 Users may only access and use the maserumetro.com website for legal purposes.
2.4 Use of content from the maserumetro.com website in electronic clipping services or personalized news services shall only be allowed if such electronic clipping service or personalized news service:
2.4.1 Does not copy or provide the whole article, as it appears on the maserumetro.com website, but only provide a short summary of the contents of the article;
2.4.2 acknowledges maserumetro.com as the source of the content;
2.4.3 provides a correct and working hyperlink to the source of the content or article on the maserumetro.com web site;
2.4.4 acknowledges writers, journalists, photographers, cartoonists and third party agencies as they are acknowledged on the maserumetro.com website; and
2.4.5 includes the date upon which the content was sourced from the maserumetro.com website in the summary of the content.
2.5 The caching of the maserumetro.com website shall only be allowed if:
2.5.1 The purpose of the caching is to make the onward transmission of the content from the maserumetro.com web site more efficient;
2.5.2 The cached content is not modified in any manner whatsoever;
2.5.3 The cached content is updated at least every 12 (twelve) hours; and
2.5.4 The cached content is removed or updated when so required by maserumetro.com. 2.6 If any person uses content from the maserumetro.com website in breach of the provisions detailed herein:
2.6.1 maserumetro.com reserves the right to claim damages from such person; and
2.6.2 maserumetro.com shall not be liable, in any manner whatsoever, for any damage, loss or liability that resulted from the use of such content by such person or any third party.
2.7 Hyperlinks to the maserumetro.com website from any other source shall be directed at the home page of the maserumetro.com website. maserumetro.com shall not be liable, in any manner whatsoever, for any damage, loss or liability that resulted from the use of content from the maserumetro.com website, if such content was accessed through a hyperlink not directed at the home page of the maserumetro.com website. Persons that wish to link to content beyond the home page of the maserumetro.com website shall do so at their own risk and undertake to indemnify maserumetro.com against any loss, liability or damage that may result from content on the maserumetro.com website, if such content was accessed through a hyperlink not directed at the home page of the maserumetro.com website. maserumetro.com’ non-liability for deep linking is based on the fact that deep links bypass these terms and conditions.
2.8 Users may quote small and reasonable amounts of content available from the maserumetro.com website only if such quote is placed in inverted commas, the author is acknowledged and a hyperlink to the quoted content is provided as a footnote to such quote.
2.9 No person may frame the maserumetro.com website, in any manner, without the prior written consent of maserumetro.com.
2.10 Apart from bona-fide search engine operators and use of the search facility provided on the maserumetro.com website by users, no person may use or attempt to use any technology or applications (including web crawlers or web spiders) to search or copy content from the maserumetro.com website for any purposes, without the prior written consent of maserumetro.com.
2.11 All licenses and/or permissions granted in terms of this clause 2 are provided on a non-exclusive and non-transferable basis and may be terminated or cancelled by maserumetro.com at any time without giving reasons therefore.
3.1 All intellectual property on the maserumetro.com website, including but not limited to content, design elements, software, databases, text, graphics, icons and hyperlinks are the property of or licensed to maserumetro.com and as such, are protected from infringement by domestic and international legislation and treaties. Subject to the rights licensed in clause 2, all other rights to intellectual property on the maserumetro.com web site are expressly reserved.
3.2 “maserumetro.com” is a registered trademark and Users agree not to use the maserumetro.com trademark or the “Metro.” mark or the sign or symbol accompanying maserumetro.com as an element of a domain name or sub domain name, notwithstanding the fact that such domain name use or registration may be allowed in terms of trademark and/or constitutional law. Upon request to do so a User shall immediately cease to use such domain name and transfer it to maserumetro.com at the cost of the User.
It is the responsibility of the User to acquire and maintain, at his/her own expense, the computer hardware, software, lines and account to access the Internet and the maserumetro.com website.
4.1 The full name and legal status of the web site owner: maserumetro.com, a division of Thabure Media Group (Pty) Ltd Reg. No. 2013/0440;
5.1 maserumetro.com shall take all reasonable steps to protect the personal information of users.
5.2 maserumetro.com may electronically collect, store and use the following personal information of Users:
5.2.1 name and surname;
5.2.2 birth date;
5.2.4 country of residence;
5.2.5 closest city;
5.2.6 non-personal browsing habits and click patterns;
5.2.7 e-mail address; and
5.2.8 IP address.
5.3 maserumetro.com collects, stores and uses the abovementioned information for the following purposes:
5.3.1 to greet the User when he/she accesses the maserumetro.com web site;
5.3.2 subject to the User’s consent, inform the User of facts relating to his/her access and use of the maserumetro.com web site;
5.3.3 subject to the User’s consent, inform the User about competitions and special offers from maserumetro.com and/or its partners / affiliates
5.3.4 to provide the User with targeted advertising when he/she accesses the maserumetro.com website or the web sites of maserumetro.com partners / affiliates; and
5.3.5 to compile non-personal statistical information about browsing habits, click-patterns and access to the maserumetro.com website
. 5.4 Information detailed above is collected either electronically by using cookies or is provided voluntarily by the User. Users may determine cookie use independently through their browser settings.
5.5 The User may elect not to receive any communications from maserumetro.com and/or its partners/affiliates.
5.6 maserumetro.com may collect, maintain, save, compile, share, disclose and sell any information collected from users, subject to the following provisions:
5.6.1 maserumetro.com shall not disclose personal information from Users unless the User consents thereto;
5.6.2 maserumetro.com shall disclose information without the User’s consent only through due legal process; and
5.6.3 maserumetro.com may compile, use and share any information that does not relate to any specific individual.
5.7 maserumetro.com owns and retains all rights to non-personal statistical information collected and compiled by maserumetro.com.
maserumetro.com may provide hyperlinks to web sites not controlled by maserumetro.com or Thabure Media Group (target sites) and such links do not imply any endorsement, agreement on or support for the content of such target sites. maserumetro.com does not editorially control the content on such target sites and shall not be liable, in any manner whatsoever, for the access to, inability to access or content available on or through such target sites.
7.1 maserumetro.com shall take all reasonable steps to secure the content of the maserumetro.com website and the information provided by and collected from Users from unauthorised access and/or disclosure. However, maserumetro.com does not make any warranties or representations that content shall be 100% safe and secure.
7.2 maserumetro.com is under no legal duty to encrypt any content or communications from and to the maserumetro.com web site and is also under no legal duty to provide digital authentication of any page on the maserumetro.com website.
7.3 Users may not deliver or attempt to deliver, whether on purpose or negligently, any damaging code, such as computer viruses, to the maserumetro.com website or the server and computer network that support the maserumetro.com web site. Notwithstanding criminal prosecution, any person who delivers any damaging code to the maserumetro.com web site, whether on purpose or negligently, shall, without any limitation, indemnify and hold maserumetro.com harmless against any and all liability, damages and losses maserumetro.com and its partners / affiliates may suffer as a result of such damaging code.
7.4 The maserumetro.com web site is supplied on an “as is” basis and has not been compiled to meet the User’s individual requirements. It is the responsibility of the User to satisfy himself or herself, prior to entering into this agreement with maserumetro.com, that the content and services available from and through the maserumetro.com website meet the User’s individual requirements and is compatible with the User’s computer hardware and/or software.
7.5 Information, ideas and opinions expressed on the maserumetro.com web site should not be regarded as professional advice or the official opinion of maserumetro.com and Users are encouraged to consult professional advice before taking any course of action related to the information, ideas or opinions expressed on the maserumetro.com website.
7.6 This web site is directed primarily at Users in Lesotho and therefore maserumetro.com shall not, as far as allowed by Lesotho law, be liable for defamation, libel, slander, privacy infringement, personality infringement or copyright infringement, in whatsoever format, outside the borders of Lesotho.
7.7 maserumetro.com sources content from various third parties e.g. newspapers, news agencies, organizations, freelance journalists and members of the public, and does not editorially control the content provided by such third parties and maserumetro.com only serves as an electronic distribution platform for such third party content. Therefore maserumetro.com shall not be liable, in any manner whatsoever for defamation, privacy infringement, personality infringement or copyright infringement related to content on the maserumetro.com web site not created by maserumetro.com or its employees.
7.8 maserumetro.com does not make any warranties or representation that content and services available from the maserumetro.com web site will in all cases be true, correct or free from any errors. maserumetro.com shall take all reasonable steps to ensure the quality and accuracy of content available from the maserumetro.com website.
7.9 maserumetro.com does not make any warranties or representations that the maserumetro.com web site will be available at all times. Users acknowledge that the maserumetro.com web site may be unavailable due to updates or other causes beyond the reasonable control of maserumetro.com, including, but not limited to virus infection, power failure or other “acts of God”.
Users are encouraged to report untrue, inaccurate, defamatory, illegal, infringing and/or harmful content available from the maserumetro.com web site to maserumetro.com and maserumetro.com undertakes to correct and/or remove such content or any part thereof if the person reporting such content provided reasonable grounds to prove the alleged nature of the content.
These Terms and Conditions of Use constitute the entire agreement between maserumetro.com and you, the user of this website. Any failure by maserumetro.com to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms and Conditions of Use shall in no way constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
9.1 Users may post their personal opinions, messages and ideas to the maserumetro.com web site and discussion forums available on the maserumetro.com web site.
9.2 Users undertake not to post content to the maserumetro.com web site that may be illegal, defamatory, infringing, harassing, obscene, commercial advertising, personal marketing, profane, untrue, incorrect or harmful and maserumetro.com reserves the right to remove such content in terms of clause 8 above.
9.3 maserumetro.com does not editorially control, filter or read User postings and shall not be liable, in any manner whatsoever, for such User postings.
9.4 The User indemnifies and holds maserumetro.com harmless against any liability, claim, damage or loss that may result from the User’s posting(s) to the maserumetro.com web site.
10.1 the User shall be bound to these terms and conditions and such agreement is concluded in Lesotho at the time the User enters the maserumetro.com web site for the first time or immediately after the User.
10.2 electronic signatures, encryption and/or authentication is not required for valid electronic communications between the User and maserumetro.com; and
The maserumetro.com web site is hosted, controlled and operated from Lesotho and therefore the Lesotho law enforced by the Lesotho courts governs the use or inability to use the maserumetro.com web site, its content, services and these terms and conditions.
maserumetro.com shall not be liable for costs incurred by Users to obtain professional advice relating to these terms and conditions.