Code of Ethics
Being a Pan India Media service, The South Indian Post shall adopt the following code of ethics in pursuance of the vision and mission it has set for itself:
- Adhere to the journalistic values of honesty, courage, fairness, balance, independence, credibility and diversity, giving no priority to political or commercial over professional consideration.
- Present the diverse points of view and opinions without bias and partiality.
- Endeavour to get to the truth and declare it in our dispatches, unequivocally in a manner which leaves no doubt about its validity and accuracy.
- Treat our audiences with due respect and address every issue or story with due attention to present a clear, factual and accurate picture while giving full consideration to the feelings of victims of crime, war, persecution and disaster, their relatives and our viewers, and to individual privacies and public decorum.
- Acknowledge a mistake when it occurs, promptly correct it and ensure it does not recur.
- Observe transparency in dealing with the news and its sources while adhering to the established practices concerning the rights of these sources.
We value thoughtful, constructive discussion, but we will not accept defamatory comments capable of damaging the reputation of an organization or individual in the eyes of right thinking members of the public.
Contributions that offer information or clarifications on breaking news stories are also valued.
Copyright and Intellectual Property
All intellectual property rights, including copyright, in the content accessible (or available for download) on the Website, including text, pictures, graphics, video, audio material, software or any other form (Content) belong to Asian Edge Media Pvt. Ltd or its licensors. All rights are hereby reserved.
The South Indian Post logo is a registered trade mark of Asian Edge Media Pvt. Ltd or otherwise part of its intellectual property. You may not use this mark without the prior written permission of Asian Edge Media Pvt. Ltd.
Data collection and use
The South Indian Post may collect non-personal information about the computer, mobile device or other device you use to access The South Indian Post, such as Internet Protocol (IP) address, geolocation information, unique device identifiers, browser type, browser language and other transactional information. This information assists in understanding which pages The South Indian Post’s visitors are visiting and how much time they spend there.
The South Indian Post automatically logs certain usage information about your use of The South Indian Post website. This information includes a reading history of the pages you view, type of content you are browsing, and engagement with our online tools.
The South Indian Post hired third parties to provide information, reports and analysis about the usage, browsing patterns of users of The South Indian Post. Third parties such as Google Analytics tracks and analyses non-personally identifiable usage and volume statistical information from our visitors and customers on The South Indian Post.
Limitation of liability and indemnity
The South Indian Post obtains content from a wide range of sources and this content includes facts, views, opinions and information which may be of interest to users of the Website. While all reasonable care is taken, we do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, performance or fitness for any particular purpose of the content on the Website, nor do we endorse or accept any responsibility for any views, advice, recommendations or opinions expressed on the Website or any website to which we link. You should note that any contact or arrangements made between you and any third party named on the Website or any third-party website linked from it (including without limitation any website with which we have a commercial association) is at your own risk.
The content on the Website should only be used for your general information and use and not by way of specific recommendation or advice.
Before taking any action or decision based in whole or in part on our content, you should always make your own independent checks of any information that is important in making such decision or taking such action. You should also seek professional advice in appropriate circumstances such as on medical, investment, tax, financial, legal and other professional matters.
The South Indian Post does not give any warranties in respect of the content on the Website, freedom from viruses or other contamination, or that the Website is compatible with any computer systems, software and browsers. Although we will do our best to ensure that our service is fully operational at all times, we are not responsible for any problems or temporary interruptions in using our services arising from factors outside of our control (e.g. technical problems from traffic congestion on the internet) or for any problems arising from participating in or from downloading third party content.
All implied warranties or duties are excluded save if and to the extent that they may not lawfully be excluded.
Advertising or promotional material submitted by third party advertisers, sponsors or promoters is viewable on the Website. The advertisers are solely responsible for that material, including ensuring that it complies with all applicable legislation and regulations. Asian Edge Media Pvt. Ltd is not responsible for such material.
The South Indian Post or Asian Edge Media Pvt. Ltd shall not be liable for any claims, losses, injuries, penalties, damages, costs or expenses arising from the use of, or inability to use the Website or content on it or from any action taken, or omitted to be taken, as a result of using the Website or its content.
User generated content
Users of our services may submit, post and/or upload content (including comments and pictures) to various parts of our services. In posting your content on our services, you confirm to us that you are the owner or have the consent from the owner to post the content and it does not violate the privacy rights, copyright and other intellectual property rights, contract rights or any other rights of any person.
By submitting content, you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, perpetual, royalty free worldwide license to use any of the content that you post on or in connection with our services. We do not claim any ownership rights in your content and you continue to retain all ownership rights in your content.
We do not endorse your content, or the content of journalists employed by us. We do not guarantee the accuracy or authority of your content. We reserve the right to remove your content, at any time and for any reason, in accordance with our House Rules.
Third Party Sites / Links
This Website contains links to other web sites operated by parties who are wholly separate from The South Indian Post or the Asian Edge Media Pvt. Ltd. Links to all third- party sites are identifiable because clicking on them will launch new browser windows displaying the third party's website URLs, or are otherwise indicated as such by The South Indian Post. Such links are provided for your convenience and reference only and you access them at your own risk. The South Indian Post or the Asian Edge Media Pvt. Ltd. cannot be held responsible in any way for the content, operation or availability of such websites.
Law and Jurisdiction
These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of India. Disputes arising here from shall be exclusively subject to the jurisdiction of the Indian courts. Any cause of action you may have with respect to your use of this site must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises.