FN Media Pty Ltd Advertising Terms and Conditions
Publication of Advertising
Subject to these Terms, FN Media Pty Ltd will use its reasonable endeavours to publish advertising submitted by customers ("Advertising") in the format submitted by the Customer and in accordance with the placement instructions of the Customer. "Advertising" includes images submitted for publication.
Right to Refuse or Withdraw Advertising
Neither these terms nor any written or verbal quotation by FN Media Pty Ltd represent an offer to publish advertising. A binding contract in relation to a request for advertising will only be formed between FN Media Pty Ltd and a customer when FN Media Pty Ltd accepts the advertising in writing or generates a GST-compliant invoice for that advertising.
Even if a contract has been formed in accordance with the above clause, FN Media Pty Ltd reserves the right to refuse or withdraw from publication any Advertising at any time without giving reasons (even if the advertising has previously been published by FN Media Pty Ltd).
Right to Vary Format and Placement
FN Media Pty Ltd reserves the right to vary the placement of Advertising within the Australian Food News Internet site.
FN Media Pty Ltd will endeavour to notify the customer of any such changes. FN Media Pty Ltd will not be liable for any costs, expenses, losses or damages suffered or incurred by a customer arising from FN Media Pty Ltd·s failure to publish advertising in accordance with a customer·s request.
Submission of Advertising
Customer warrants to FN Media Pty Ltd that the advertising does not breach or infringe: the Trade Practices Act (Cmwth), Fair Trading Acts (State) or equivalent legislation; any copyright, trade mark, obligation of confidentiality or other personal or proprietary right; any law of defamation, obscenity or contempt of any court, tribunal or royal commission; State or Commonwealth anti-discrimination legislation; the Privacy Act (Cwmth); or any other law (including but not limited to any common law, statute, delegated legislation, rule and ordinance of the Commonwealth or any State or Territory).
Customer warrants that in respect of advertising that contains the name or photographic or pictorial representation of any living person and/or any copy by which any living person can be identified, the customer has obtained the authority of that person to make use of his/her name or representation or the copy.
Customer warrants that any advertising of a financial service complies with the relevant legislation and its publication by FN Media Pty Ltd does not give rise to any breach by FN Media Pty Ltd under that legislation.
The Customer must not submit advertising for publication that contains contact details for the customer if those contact details do not include the full name and street address of the customer. Post office box and email addresses alone are insufficient.
If, in FN Media Pty Ltd·s opinion, a Customer submits Advertising that looks like editorial material, FN Media Pty Ltd may publish the advertising under the heading "advertising" and with a border distinguishing it from nearby editorial.
FN Media Pty Ltd will endeavour to take reasonable care of Advertising material in its custody and control, but will not be responsible for any loss or damage to Advertising material (even if caused by FN Media Pty Ltd·s negligence).
If the Customer submits Advertising material electronically, the material must comply with FN Media Pty Ltd specifications. FN Media Pty Ltd may reject the material if it is not submitted in accordance with such specifications.
FN Media Pty Ltd will publish classified advertising under the classification heading that it reasonably believes is most appropriate. Classified advertising headings are for the convenience of readers and are determined at the discretion of FN Media Pty Ltd.
FN Media Pty Ltd will publish classified display advertising sorted by alphabetical caption and, where space permits, with related line advertising.
For online banner and display advertising, the customer must; cancel online Advertising in writing at least 2 days before the publication date; and submit creative materials and a click-through URL to FN Media Pty Ltd at least 5 working days before the scheduled publication date.
FN Media Pty Ltd reserves the right to charge the customer for online advertising cancelled on less than 5 days notice or if creative materials are not submitted in accordance with specifications in the AFN rate card.
All online advertising (including rich media) must comply with FN Media Pty Ltd·s advertising specifications; as listed in the AFN rate card
FN Media Pty Ltd will measure online display and banner advertising (including impressions delivered and clicks achieved) through its own adserving systems. Results from Customer or third party adservers will not be accepted for the purposes of FN Media Pty Ltd·s billing and assessment of advertising.
Subject to the above terms, FN Media Pty Ltd is not liable for any loss, damages or liabilities arising from a failure of the World Wide Web or any telecommunications structure.
Customer acknowledges that FN Media Pty Ltd may at its discretion include additional features or inclusions such as third party advertisements within online classified advertising.
The Customer must promptly check online layouts of advertising, if these are provided to the customer by FN Media Pty Ltd; and notify FN Media Pty Ltd of any errors in the layouts or any published advertising. FN Media Pty Ltd does not accept responsibility for any errors in advertising material received electronically from third parties.
If a customer wishes to make a claim on FN Media Pty Ltd for credit, re-publication or any other remedy in respect of advertising, the customer must send the claim in writing to FN Media Pty Ltd no later than 2 days after the date of the tax invoice or date of publication of the advertising (whichever is earlier). FN Media Pty Ltd will only investigate complaints during normal office hours (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday excluding public holidays).
Advertising Rates and Taxes
The customer must pay for advertising in accordance with the rates in FN Media Pty Ltd·s advertising Ratecard (and, unless otherwise agreed, at the casual or basic rate). The rates in the Ratecard may be varied at any time by FN Media Pty Ltd without notice; and are exclusive of Media or Creative Agency commissions, taxes, duties or GST ("Taxes"), unless the Ratecard specifies that GST or other Taxes are included.
The customer must pay an additional amount equal to any Good and Services Tax payable by FN Media Pty Ltd in respect of advertising. FN Media Pty Ltd will provide customers with a tax invoice or adjustment note (as applicable) in a compliant form for GST purposes.
The customer·s eligibility for discounts and rebates will be based on the customer·s GST-exclusive advertising spend, which will be subsequently adjusted for applicable GST & subject to prior arrangement with FN Media Pty Ltd.
FN Media Pty Ltd may grant, deny or withdraw credit to a customer at any time in its discretion. The customer must ensure that its customer account number is available only to those of its employees authorised to use it. The customer acknowledges that it will be liable for all advertising requested with the quotation of the customer·s account number.
The customer must pay for advertising by pre-payment, if so required by FN Media Pty Ltd and within 14 days after the date of the invoice if a commercial account has been established with FN Media Pty Ltd.
Classified advertising maybe paid at the time of material upload via secure online payment system.
Secured payment processing
All credit card payments made via an Australian Food News transaction are processed using 128 bit SSL (Secured Sockets Layer).
SSL is a process that encrypts information to be sent over the internet and is a standard security protocol used to process confidential information.
Failure to Pay and other Breach
If a customer fails to pay for advertising or if a customer suffers an Insolvency Event as defined in the paragraph below, FN Media Pty Ltd may (in its discretion and without limitation):
- cancel any provision of credit to the Customer;
- require cash pre-payment for further Advertising;
- charge interest on all overdue amounts at the rate 2% above the Commonwealth Australia Bank Overdraft Base Rate;
- take proceedings against the Customer for any outstanding amounts;
- recover from the Customer all costs relating to any action taken by FN Media Pty Ltd to recover amounts owing for Advertising, including without limitation any mercantile agency costs and legal costs on a full indemnity basis;
- cease publication of any further Advertising on behalf of the Customer and terminate any agreement in relation to Advertising not yet published;
- and exercise any other rights at law.
A Customer whether an individual or a body corporate suffers an "Insolvency Event" if:
- It cannot pay its debts as and when they fall due;
- enters into any arrangement with its creditors other than in the ordinary course of business;
- passes a resolution for administration, wind up or liquidation (other than for the purposes of re-organisation or reconstruction);
- a receiver, manager, liquidator or administrator is appointed to any of its property or assets;
- or any petition is presented for the winding up of the customer
- ·Single applicants only·
- ·Married man required·
- ·Unmarried mother·
- De facto, ·couples only·
- ·No gays/queers·
- ·Straights only·
- ·No aborigines·
- ·Australian only·
- Girl Friday
- Head Master
- Cleaning Lady
- Personal Office Assistant/Office Assistant
- Bar Attendant
- Waiter·s assistant
- Years of experience
- Senior programmer
- Office junior
- Possessing initiative/responsible/capable
- Successful track record/proven experience
- Principal programmer
- Office assistant
FN Media Pty Ltd reserves the right to withhold any discounts or rebates if the customer fails to comply with its payment obligations.
A written statement of debt duly signed by an authorised employee of FN Media Pty Ltd shall be prima facie evidence and proof of the amount owed by the customer to FN Media Pty Ltd.
The customer acknowledges that it has not relied on any advice given or representation made by or on behalf of FN Media Pty Ltd in connection with the advertising.
FN Media Pty Ltd excludes all implied conditions and warranties from these Terms, except any condition or warranty (such as conditions and warranties implied by the Trade Practices Act and equivalent State acts) which cannot by law be excluded ("Non-excludable Condition").
FN Media Pty Ltd limits its liability: for breach of any Non-Excludable Condition (to the extent that liability for such breach can by law be limited); and for any other error or omission in published advertising caused by FN Media Pty Ltd, to (at FN Media Pty Ltd"s option) re-supply of the Advertising services affected by the breach, or payment of the cost of re-supply.
FN Media Pty Ltd excludes all other liability to the Customer for any costs, expenses, losses and damages suffered or incurred by the customer in connection with these terms and any advertising published by FN Media Pty Ltd, whether that liability arises in contract, tort (including by FN Media Pty Ltd"s negligence) or under statute. Without limitation, FN Media Pty Ltd will in no circumstances be liable for any indirect or consequential losses, including loss of profits, loss of revenue and loss of business opportunity.
The customer indemnifies FN Media Pty Ltd and its officers, employees, contractors and agents (the "Indemnified") against any costs, expenses, losses, damages and liability suffered or incurred by the Indemnified arising from the customer"s breach of these Terms and any negligent or unlawful act or omission of the customer in connection with the advertising.
FN Media Pty Ltd collects a customer·s personal information to provide the Advertising services to the customer and for invoicing purposes. FN Media Pty Ltd may disclose this personal information to its related companies, to credit reporting agencies and other third parties as part of provision of the advertising. Where a customer has an overdue account, FN Media Pty Ltd may disclose personal information to debt collection agencies to recover the amount due.
Customers may gain access to their personal information by writing to the FN Media Pty Ltd Privacy Officer at 66 Albert Road, Sth. Melbourne, Vic 3205.
These terms represent the entire agreement of the customer and FN Media Pty Ltd in relation to advertising and cannot be varied except in writing by an authorised officer of FN Media Pty Ltd. No purchase order or other document issued by the customer will vary these terms.
FN Media Pty Ltd will not be liable for any delay or failure to publish Advertising caused by a factor outside FN Media Pty Ltd"s reasonable control (including but not limited to any Act of God, war, breakdown of plant, industrial dispute, electricity failure, governmental or legal restraint).
FN Media Pty Ltd may service any notice or court documents on a customer by forwarding them by pre-paid post or facsimile to the last known address of the customer.
These Terms are governed by the laws of the state of Victoria, Australia.
Equal Opportunity Guidelines for Advertisers
Federal and State anti-discrimination laws make it unlawful to publish or display an advertisement that indicates, or could reasonably be understood to indicate, an intention to discriminate. It is your responsibility as the employer or recruiter to ensure that your advertisement complies with all relevant employment and anti-discrimination laws applicable in the state in which you conduct business.
These guidelines are intended to assist you in writing the advertisement but they are not intended to be nor should they be relied on as a substitute for legal or other professional advice.
What is discrimination?
The relevant laws prohibit both direct and indirect discrimination. Direct discrimination occurs when a person with a certain attribute is treated less favorably than a person who does not have that attribute in the same or similar circumstances. Indirect discrimination concerns a requirement that appears neutral but is unreasonable and a significant proportion of people with a particular attribute are unable to meet that requirement.
Discrimination is prohibited in employment:
Anti-discrimination laws apply to all employers in Australia, and to all recruitment processes undertaken in Australia by an Australian or an overseas company.
Discrimination is prohibited on the ground of a range of attributes:
It is illegal to discriminate against, or in favour of, the following attributes in employment advertising: age, breastfeeding, disability, transgender status, industrial activity, marital status, family responsibilities, physical features, political belief or activity, pregnancy, race, religious belief or activity, sex, sexual orientation and personal association with person with attributes identified.
Writing the Advertisement:
The following terms are prohibited from advertisements:
The use of:
·He, she, male female, girl, boy, woman, man·, etc ·No children·
An advertisement cannot ask for ·Australian Citizenship·. It can, however, ask for an ·authority to work in Australia·.
Opt for gender neutral terms, such as ·Foreperson· instead of ·Foreman· and ·Flight Attendant· instead of ·Air Hostess·.
Suggested gender neutral wording:
Age cannot be specified in employment advertising. The use of ·Mature·, ·senior· and ·junior· are examples of indirect discrimination. Terms such as ·Senior· or ·Junior· should only be used for genuinely established job titles that indicate a particular professional level grading, for example ·Senior Lecturer·.
Exceptions:There are a number of exceptions to the relevant anti-discrimination laws. If you believe you are entitled to rely on an exception, please contact us at the numbers listed below to disclose the basis for the exception.
If you have a written authorised exemption from the relevant government body, please contact us at the numbers listed below and provide us with a copy of the exemption.
Contact and Further information:
For further information about equal opportunity and anti-discrimination laws please contact:
In Victoria:Equal Opportunity Commission on 03 9281 7100
In New South Wales:Anti-Discrimination Board on 02 9268 5555