Terms & Conditions

Welcome to See Our News!

See Our News is a news platform to help people connect within their communities and share news events. The following “Terms of Service” govern your use of the See Our News App, other products, features, apps, services, technologies, and software we offer. These Products are provided to you by See Our News Owned by Down Under Investments Pty Ltd. ABN 49 076 533 214


We are committed to protecting the privacy of our contacts, customers, suppliers, and employees, (“you” and when relating to you, “your”) and complying with the Australian Privacy Principles set out in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (privacy Act). We also will disclose your information if required by law to do so or in circumstances permitted by the Privacy Act – for example, where we have reasonable grounds to suspect that unlawful activity, or misconduct of a serious nature, that relates to our functions or activities has been, is being or may be engaged in, in response to a subpoena, discovery request or court order.

Our Process

We do not charge you to use See Our News app, or the other products and services covered by these Terms. Instead, businesses and organisations pay us to show you ads for their products and services. By using our products, you agree to the terms that we can show you ads that we think will be relevant to you and your interests. We use your personal data to help determine which ads to show you.

Our Promise

We do not sell your personal data to advertisers, and we do not share information that directly identifies you (such as your name, email address or other contact information) with advertisers unless you give us specific permission. Instead, advertisers can tell us things like the kind of audience they want to see their ads, and we show those ads to people who may be interested. We provide advertisers with reports about the performance of their ads that help them understand how people are interacting with their content.

The Services we Provide

Our mission is to Connect you with people and organisations you care about. Research ways to make our services better:

How our Services are Funded

Instead of paying to use See Our News, covered by these Terms, you agree that we can show you ads that businesses and organisations pay us to promote on and off the See Our News App. We use your personal data, such as information about your activity and interests, to show you ads that are more relevant to you.

Protecting people’s privacy is central to how we’ve designed our ad system. This means that we can show you relevant and useful ads without telling advertisers who you are. We don’t sell your personal data. We allow advertisers to tell us things like their business goal, and the kind of audience they want to see their ads.

Terms of Use Commitments for See Our News

We provide these services to you and others to help advance our mission. In exchange, we need you to Agree to the following Terms of Use:

1. Who can use See Our News

When people stand behind their opinions and actions, our community is safer and more accountable. For this reason, you must:

  • Use the same name that you use in everyday life.
  • Provide accurate information about yourself.
  • Create only one account (your own) and use your timeline for personal purposes.
  • Not share your password, give access to your See our News account to others, or transfer your account to anyone else (without our permission)

You cannot use See Our News if:

  • You are under 13 years old (or the minimum legal age in your country to use our Products)
  • You are a convicted sex offender
  • We’ve previously disabled your account for violations of our Terms or Policies
  • You are prohibited from receiving our products, services, or software under applicable laws.

2. What you can share and do on See Our News

1. You may not use our Products to do or share anything:

  • That violates these Terms, our Community Standards and other terms and policies that apply to your use of See Our News
  • That is unlawful, misleading, discriminatory, or fraudulent
  • That infringes or violates someone else’s rights, including their intellectual property rights
  • You may not upload viruses or malicious code or do anything that could disable, overburden, or impair the proper working or appearance of our products
  • You may not access or collect data from our Products using automated means (without our prior permission) or attempt to access data you do not have permission to access

We can remove or restrict access to content that is in violation of these provisions.

If we remove content that you have shared in violation of our Community Standards, we may let you know and explain any options you have to request another review,unless you seriously or repeatedly violate these Terms or if doing so may expose us or others to legal liability; harm our community of users; compromise or interfere with the integrity or operation of any of our services, systems or Products; where we are restricted due to technical limitations; or where we are prohibited from doing so for legal reasons.

To help support our community, we encourage you to report content or conduct that you believe violates your rights including intellectual property rights or our terms and policies.

We also can remove or restrict access to your content, services, or information if we determine that doing so is reasonably necessary to avoid or mitigate adverse legal or regulatory impacts to See Our News.

3. The permissions you give us

We need certain permissions from you to provide our services:

1. Permission to use content you create and share: Some content that you share or upload, such as photos or videos, may be protected by intellectual property laws.

You own the intellectual property rights (things like copyright or trademarks) in any such content that you create and share. Nothing in these Terms takes away the rights you have to your own content. You are free to share your content with anyone else, wherever you want.

However, to provide our services we need you to give us some legal permissions (known as a ‘license’) to use this content. This is solely for the purposes of providing and improving our Products and services as described in Section 1 above. Specifically, when you share, post, or upload content that is covered by intellectual property rights on or in connection with our products, you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty – free, and worldwide license to host, use, distribute, modify, run, copy, publicly perform or display, translate, and create derivative works of your content (consistent with your privacy and application settings). This means, for example, that if you share a photo on another platform, you give us permission to store, copy, and share it with others (again, consistent with your settings) such as service providers that support our service or other See Our News Products you use.

You can delete content individually or all at once by deleting your account.

When you delete content, it’s no longer visible to other users, however it may continue to exist elsewhere on our systems where:

  • immediate deletion is not possible due to technical limitations
  • your content has been used by others in accordance with this license and they have not deleted it (in which case this license will continue to apply until that content is deleted)
  • where immediate deletion would restrict our ability to:
  • investigate or identify illegal activity or violations of our terms and policies (for example, to identify or investigate misuse of our products or systems)
  • comply with a legal obligation, such as the preservation of evidence
  • comply with a request of a judicial or administrative authority, law enforcement or a government agency

in which case, the content will be retained for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which it has been retained (the exact duration will vary on a case-by-case basis).

In each of the above cases, this license will continue until the content has been fully deleted.

2. Permission to use your name, profile picture, and information about your actions with ads and sponsored content: You give us permission to use your name and profile picture and information about actions you have taken on See Our News next to or in connection with ads, offers, and other sponsored content that we display across our Products, without any compensation to you.

3. Permission to update software you use or download: If you download or use our software, you give us permission to download and install updates to the software where available.

4. Limits on using our intellectual property

  • You may only use copyrights or trademarks as expressly permitted by Brand Usage Guidelines or with prior written permission by the owner of the IP

5. Collection and Use of Phone Numbers and Contact Information

  • We need access to your device’s phone book and contact information to provide you with a seamless experience and enhance your interactions within the app.

Updating our Terms

As we are continuing to develop and grow, we will continue to update or terms from time to time to help better the way things are done to make it better for you as a user and the community.

If you no longer want to be a part of our community when terms are changed and added feel free to delete your account at any time.

Account Suspension or Termination

We accept all to express themselves and share their thoughts and opinions. However, if any content breaches our terms of service or any laws it will be removed, and your account suspended or terminated. With this you might receive a message explaining the reasons behind the suspension or termination of your account.

Opting out of Marketing Communications

We may from time to time, send you newsletters, invitations, and updates about our services. You can opt out of receiving further such communications by notifying us using our contact details below by clicking the “unsubscribe” option at the bottom of any marketing emails received from us.


We take reasonable physical, technical, and administrative safeguards to protect your personal information from misuse, interference, loss, and unauthorised access, modification, and disclosure.

See Our News Content Policy

See Our News is a network of communities that use this platform to share their news. you can comment, discuss, learn, debate, support, and connect with people who share your interests. Everyone on See Our News should have an expectation of privacy and safety, so please respect the privacy and safety of others. You must also comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including by ensuring that you provide all the necessary disclosure to people using See Our News, such as any disclosures needed to indicate the commercial nature of the content posted.

Prohibited content certain goods services or brands may not be promoted with branded content, we prohibit the following:

  • Unsafe products and or supplements
  • Adult products or services
  • Illegal products or services
  • Dating services
  • Violations of See Our News Community Standards
  • Weapons ammunition and explosives
  • Controversial political or social issues
  • Regional lotteries
  • Tobacco products, vapes, E-cigarettes or any product that mimics smoking
  • Drugs and drug related products, including illegal and or recreational drugs
  • Multilevel marketing.

Restricted Content

Some suggestive content can only be promoted with restrictions, such as restricting who can see the post based on age or geographical location.

  • Subscription service
  • Financial and insurance products and services
  • Alcohol
  • Cosmetic procedures and weight loss.

Objectional Content

  • There is a “Report” button where if someone presses it that comment, or post will get disabled from view so “we” can review it.
  • We will be notified that a post has been “Reported” for review, and we decide whether to remove that comment or post or reinstate it back onto the platform.
  • Users can “object” a post or comment only once per day to avoid people “objecting” comments or posts excessively.
  • If a user is found to be a nuisance, we will suspend their account for a period. We will issue a notice to them.
  • They will then be able to access their account after that period.
  • They may be blocked permanently if they continue go against this policy.