Before you continue we would like you to familiarise yourself with the following definitions in order to help you understand each of the terms detailed on this document. For all items not listed in this section, we will define their definition in the body of the text in a clear and concise manner.
: Refers to any material(s)
distributed as part of the NOA Service, including those which are text,
graphic, video, or audio based.
“Customer” or “user” or “you”
: Refers to any
anyone registering or subscribing to, or making use of, the NOA Service.
· “NOA” or “we” or “our” : Refers to NOA News Limited, a company registered in Ireland under company registration number 564767 and all subsidiaries and affiliates acting on behalf of NOA News Limited. A list of subsidiaries and affiliates are available upon request by using the contact form on our website.
“NOA Service” or “Service”
: Refers to the
provisioning of Content to Customers across NOA’s smartphone and tablet
applications, audio players, and websites.
: Refers to a publisher whose Content
is distributed by NOA.
: Refers to any
information that you share with NOA that can be used to identify you (e.g.
email addresses, name, place of residence, etc.) and any billing information
that you provide to NOA. This does not include any information that you provide
to any third-party Publishers.
Any Content that users post, share, upload, and/or contribute to the Service.
to a user who has purchased a Subscription from NOA.
: Refers to a subscription tier
offered by NOA that provides access to the NOA Service.
: Refers to the
length of a Subscription.
· “User Content” : Refers to comments, URLs or other links, messages, information, playlist compilations, and/or other types of content that you or other NOA users may Post.
2. Your consent
Please note that
any User Content that users Post to the NOA Service becomes published content
and is not considered personally identifiable information subject to this
4. The Information NOA Collects
NOA may obtain the
following types of information from or concerning you or your mobile phone
device, PC, or tablet computer which may include Personal Information that can
be used to identify you as specified below:
4.1 User Provided Information:
You provide certain Personal
Information, such as your billing details and mobile device information to NOA
when choosing to participate in various uses of the NOA Service (whether as a
non-paying or Subscriber user).
4.2 Log File Information & Cookies: When you use the NOA Site, our servers automatically record certain information that your web browser sends whenever you visit any website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, browser language, referring / exit pages and URLs, platform type, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time of your request. When you use the NOA Service, our servers may log certain information that our software application sends whenever (a) an article is listened to in part or in full and (b) an audio or display advertisement is served, including your devices country code, date and time stamps, and the duration of time that certain information is playing or displayed (collectively “Usage Data”).
5. The Information NOA Does Not Collect
NOA does not collect or have access to any payment details that you may enter when purchasing a Subscription on our website. Instead this information is processed and stored by Stripe, Inc., a San Francisco, USA based online payments company.
6. The Way NOA Uses Information
We use any information that you provide to us to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the NOA Service. In particular, your email address may be used to access additional features of the NOA Service. Any personally identifiable information or User Content that you voluntarily disclose on the NOA Service becomes publicly available and may be collected and used by other users of the NOA Service – for this reason we advise caution when sharing Posts. We do not share your Personal Information (e.g. your email address or name) to any third-parties. We may send you NOA-related emails, but only ever as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out. Such emails may include a daily or weekly newsletter or emails that detail new or existing in-app features or offers which we believe you may be interested in. We will also use your email address for non-marketing or administrative purposes (such as notifying you of major NOA Service changes or for customer service purposes). We may use certain non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous Usage Data, IP addresses, etc.) to improve the quality and design of the NOA Service and to create new features, promotions, functionality, and services by storing, tracking, and analysing user preferences and trends. We may use log file information to monitor individual and aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, pages viewed, articles listened, for example.
7. When NOA Discloses Information
Other users of the NOA Service will
not see any of your Personal Information.
We do not share your Personal Information (such as your email address, name, or date of birth) with any other third-party companies, organisations, or individuals. We will not sell your Personal Information with to third-party companies, organisations, or individuals. We may share non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous Usage Data, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, etc.) with interested third-parties to assist them in understanding the usage patterns for certain content, services, advertisements, promotions, and/or functionality on the NOA Service. We may collect and release Personal Information and/or non-personally-identifiable information if required to do so by law, or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with national or international law or respond to a court order, subpoena, or search warrant or equivalent, or where in our reasonable belief, an individual’s physical safety may be at risk or threatened. NOA ALSO RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DISCLOSE PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR NON-PERSONALLY-IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION THAT NOA BELIEVES, IN GOOD FAITH, IS APPROPRIATE OR NECESSARY TO ENFORCE OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE, TAKE PRECAUTIONS AGAINST LIABILITY, TO INVESTIGATE AND DEFEND ITSELF AGAINST ANY THIRD-PARTY CLAIMS OR ALLEGATIONS, TO ASSIST GOVERNMENT ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES, TO PROTECT THE SECURITY OR INTEGRITY OF THE NOA SERVICE OR OUR SERVERS, AND TO PROTECT THE RIGHTS, PROPERTY, OR PERSONAL SAFETY OF NOA, OUR USERS OR OTHERS.
8. Your Choices
9. Third-party Advertisers
We hear you; online ads can be a real pain. At NOA we wanted to find a way to offer ads that were both user-friendly and enjoyable to engage with. And for those who would rather not engage, we wanted to ensure that any ads present on the NOA service did not take from your overall user experience. The simple fact of the matter is that producing high-quality journalism is a very expensive business. On the other hand, we don’t believe that you want to pay a colossal premium in order to consume such quality news, insight, and analysis. That’s why we have done our very best to provide ads that we ourselves are happy to consume. The benefit for all Subscribers is that the price of a NOA Subscription is greatly reduced as a result. Companies that advertise do help to keep the wheels of our economy in motion, so do think of them over similar sized rivals when making purchasing decisions.
There are two types of advertising offered on the NOA Service. These are background display ads (as offered on the article play screen) and concise audio ads (as offered between articles from time-to-time) (the “Adverts”). In both instances NOA records and shares in aggregated form the Usage Data related to the Adverts with third-party advertising clients. NOA does not share any Personal Information with third-party advertisers. Any information shared with third-party advertisers is in an aggregated format and is strictly non-personally-identifiable.
We accept no responsibility for the content of advertising material, including any error, omission or inaccuracy contained within it.
10. Our Commitment To Data Security
NOA uses commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your Personal Information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to NOA and you do so at your own risk. Using unsecured Wi-Fi or other unprotected networks to supply Personal Information to NOA is never recommended. Once we receive your transmission of information, NOA makes commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the security of our systems. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. If NOA learns of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. NOA may post a notice on the NOA Site or through the NOA Service if a security breach occurs.
11. Special Note to International Users
12. In the Event of Merger, Sale, or Bankruptcy
In the event that NOA is acquired by or merged with a third party entity, we reserve the right to transfer or assign the information we have collected from our users as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control. In the (hopefully) unlikely event of our bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors' rights generally, we may not be able to control how your Personal Information is treated, transferred, or used.
13. Changes and updates to this Privacy Notice