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Terms And Conditions


Welcome to Welfare Weekly. If you continue to browse and use this website you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which together with our website disclaimer govern Welfare Weekly’s relationship with you in relation to this website.

The term Welfare Weekly or ‘us’ or ‘we’ refers to the owner of the website. The term ‘you’ refers to the user or viewer of our website. The use of this website is subject to the following terms of use:

  • The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.
  • Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.
  • Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.
  • This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions.
  • All trademarks reproduced in this website, which are not the property of, or licensed to the operator, are acknowledged on the website.
  • Unauthorized use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offense.
  • From time to time this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).
  • By using this website you agree  not to use any content found therein in any way which harms the reputation and future provisions of the Welfare Weekly, our authors, administrators and other persons connected to the Welfare Weekly, including but not limited to letters and guest post authors/writers. You further acknowledge that we have the right to safeguard the Welfare Weekly, our authors, administrators and all others connected to this service through all available legal channels. This does not affect your statutory rights.

Letters

If your letter is not for publication you do not need to continue reading this and should visit our Contact Page for alternative ways in which to get in touch.

All letters sent for publication to the Welfare Weekly are subject to prior approval by the editor, or where the editor is unavailable a website administrator, or moderator. Only letters sent to the relevant contact email address will be considered for publication. The Welfare Weekly does not accept letters sent by any other means other than email.

You MUST INCLUDE your Full Name with your letter, or where it has been dictated to you by a sick/disabled person, both your name and the name of that person. If this information is not provided your letter may be rejected. We fully understand and respect that some people may have difficulties in writing letters, and in no way do we wish to deter anyone from writing to the Welfare Weekly. We will still consider publishing your letter if it is written by another person on your behalf (due to sickness and/or disability), as long as your name has been included and we can verify that you have given your permission for the letter to be published.

In writing to the Welfare Weekly you are stating that:

a) Your are over 18 years of age.

b) You agree with our Disclaimer on the use of this website.

We take great care to ensure that your letter remains in your own words. However, occasionally there may be instances where we may need to make a few minor alterations. These alterations are purely for the purpose of clarity to ensure readers have the best possible experience when reading your letter, and will go no further than minor alterations to spelling, grammar and/or form. If substantial editing of your letter is required the Welfare Weekly will send the edited version back to the email address from which it was sent (or an email address of your choosing) for your approval, prior to publishing on our website.

As stated above, should you require us to use an alternative email address in correspondence with you please state this clearly in your letter. If we are unable to contact you this could result in your letter being rejected (more details below).

The Welfare Weekly will choose a title for your letter based upon its content (which may or may not include quotes made by you or a third-party referred to in your letter), unless you give explicit instruction in your correspondence with us that you require us to use a title of your choosing. This will not affect our decision when it comes to choosing whether or not to publish your letter.

Unless instructed in your correspondence with us the name provided by you as author of the letter (or where the letter was written by a third party both names) will be published alongside your letter. If you do not wish your full name, initials or part of your name to be published please take care to state this in your letter, in which instance your letter will be published under the name ‘Anonymous’. If no name is provided, or where you do not instruct us to withhold your name we may contact you in order to acquire that information. If we cannot contact you to verify the author of a letter then that letter will be rejected.

PRESS RELEASES: If your letter is a press release which comes with an embargo please be sure to make that clear to us.

You may request that your letter be removed from the site at any time, without providing us with a reason, by contacting the editor (please see Contact Page).

Comments To Your Letter

The Welfare Weekly take great care to moderate all comments after they have been posted, but fully support the right to freedom of speech and expression. We will accept no liability for any undue stress and/or anxiety caused as a result of a comment posted in response to your letter. Please see website Disclaimer.

However, if a comment is racist, threatening, abusive or harmful in nature, or where that comment is deemed by us to be an attack on the author of the letter,  spam or a form of advertising, that comment will be removed, without warning, and it’s author may be restricted in their ability to post further comments in response to the letter or anywhere else on the Welfare Weekly website.

If you, as the letter author, see a racist, abusive, offensive, or in any other way hurtful comment in response to a letter you have submitted please contact us. That comment will then be investigated by us and where we feel necessary removed by an administrator or moderator.


Using The Comments System

  • Users may be asked to register in order to comment on articles posted on this website using their social network profile such as Facebook and Twitter, as well as others. All comments may be subject to moderation before appearing as part of a discussion on a given article.
  • Comments must be non-threatening and/or abusive and must be related to the article upon which you are commenting.
  • Links to third-party websites will be permitted but only if they are related to the article upon which you are commenting. The Welfare Weekly is not liable for the content on third-party sites.
  • Internal links to articles posted upon the Welfare Weekly are permitted and encouraged.
  • Welfare Weekly respect the right to freedom of speech and expression, but ask that commentators refrain from profanity or abusive comments.
  • Racism or otherwise offensive comments are not permitted
  • If you have a complaint about a comment left by another user please contact us at info@welfareweekly.com.
  • Welfare Weekly reserves the right to remove comments without reason or prejudice.
  • Failure to adhere to our comments policy may result in your ability to comment on our website being suspended or revoked entirely.

Copyright Policy

  • All content on this website is either owned by Welfare Weekly, licensed to us or reproduced with permission from its owner. Where content is not owned by Welfare Weekly appropriate accreditation and copyright is acknowledged. Reproduction of content and graphics, including but not limited to design, layout, text and imagery, is strictly prohibited unless prior approval has been granted.
  • Where we have advertised content for free reproduction/syndication, the reproduced material must be published according to the terms and conditions applied and must not be altered in any way.
  • You may create a link to this website from another website or document without our prior written consent.
  • You may print or download content owned by Welfare Weekly to a local hard disk extracts for your personal and noncommercial use only.
  • Reproduction of content from a third-party or other external source is subject to obtaining prior explicit approval from the owner of the material. This includes letters, press releases and Welfare Weekly licenced Guardian newspaper content. Please do not reproduce images or graphics unless they are distributed under a creative commons licence or where you have obtained permission to do so. Contact info@welfareweekly.com for more information.
  • By using this website you agree  not to use any content found therein in any way which harms the reputation and future provisions of the Welfare Weekly, our authors, administrators and other persons connected to the Welfare Weekly, including but not limited to letters and guest post authors/writers. You further acknowledge that we have the right to safeguard the Welfare Weekly, our authors, administrators and all others connected to this service through all available legal channels. This does not affect your statutory rights.
  • If you have any questions about our copyright policy please contact us. Where required we will respond to your enquiry as quickly as reasonably possible.

These Terms & Conditions Were Last Updated On 12/09/2015.

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