Supporters

User Agreement

What is Shetland News Supporters

Shetland News Supporters is a scheme by Shetland News Online Ltd. to help fund journalism on www.shetnews.co.uk. All funds are to contribute to the further growth of the Shetland News by increasing the number of journalists working at Shetland News, modernising the www.shetnews.co.uk website, and increasing community involvement.

Contact Information

We are Shetland News Online Ltd. registered in Scotland under registration number SC566561. Our address is Shetland News Online Ltd., Knowes, Lunning, Shetland, ZE2 9LB. Our VAT number is 856 5090 07.

If you have any questions about Shetland News Supporter or this user agreement, you can contact us by email at supporters@shetnews.co.uk or by telephone on 01806 557332.

Sign up for Shetland News Supporter

To sign up as a Shetland News Supporter, go to https://supporters.shetnews.co.uk/tier/membership. on this page you can choose the membership tier you would like. You can also join by calling 01806 557332.

Cost of Shetland News Supporter membership

You can find details of the different subscription costs here. The prices include VAT. We accept the following payment methods: Visa, MasterCard, American Express and PayPal.

By signing up for Shetland News Supporter, you authorise us to charge you a membership fee each month at the then current rate to your payment method.

The payment will be taken from your payment method each month at the same time, or shortly after the day you became a supporter.
Your Shetland News Supporter membership will continue at the end of each billing period until you pause it, cancel it or we terminate it.
You must cancel your Shetland News Supporter membership before it renews at the start of the next billing period in order to avoid the next billing period’s membership fees being billed your payment method.

Duration and cancelling membership

Your Shetland News Supporter membership will start when you make the first initial payment and will automatically continue into the next billing period, unless your pause it, cancel it or terminate it.

You may cancel your Shetland News Supporters membership at any time by accessing the subscription page in your account here.

We can cancel your Shetland News Supporters membership if you breach this user agreement.

Change membership tier

Yes, you can change to another Shetland News Supporter membership tier here, and select Change Membership. Changes will take at the end of your current billing period. Your membership for your new tier will renew automatically at the end of the billing period.

Cooling off period

Yes, you can cancel your Shetland News Supporters at any time in the 14 day period from the day after we send you an email confirming your Shetland News Supporters membership.

Personal Information

Our privacy policy describes how any person information you provide to us in connection with your Shetland News Supporters membership will be used. We will use the information you have provided us to process and manage your Shetland News Supporters membership. We will not share your information with their parties for marketing purposes without your consent.

Legal Disputes

If a dispute arises between you and Shetland News Supporters, we strongly encourage you to first contact us directly to seek a resolution by contacting us via the Contact page. We will consider reasonable requests to resolve the dispute through alternative dispute resolution procedures, such as mediation or arbitration, as alternatives to litigation. Any claim, dispute or matter arising under or in connection with this User Agreement shall be governed and construed in all respects by the laws of Scotland. You and Shetland News both agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Scottish Courts.

In simple terms, “non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Scottish courts” means that if you were able to bring a claim arising from or in connection with this User Agreement against us in Court, an acceptable court would be a court located in Scotland, but you may also elect to bring a claim in the court of another country instead. Scottish law will apply in all cases.

General

This User Agreement and the other policies posted on Shetland News Supporters constitute the entire agreement between Shetland News Online Ltd. and you, superseding any prior agreements. No agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchiser-franchisee relationship is intended or created by this Agreement.

This Agreement shall be governed and construed in all respects by the laws of Scotland. You agree that any claim or dispute you may have against Shetland News must be resolved by the courts of Scotland. You and Shetland News both agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Scottish Courts.

If we don’t enforce any particular provision, we are not waiving our right to do so later. If a court strikes down any of these terms, the remaining terms will survive. We may automatically assign this agreement in our sole discretion in accordance with the notice provision below.
Except for notices relating to illegal or infringing content, your notices to us must be sent by registered mail to Shetland News Online Ltd., Knowes, Lunning, Vidlin, Shetland, United Kingdom, ZE2 9QB. We will send notices to you via the email address you provide, or by registered mail. Notices sent by registered mail will be deemed received five days following the date of mailing.

We may update this agreement at any time, with updates taking effect when you next post or 30 days after we post the updated policy on the Shetland News Supporters site, whichever is sooner. No other amendment to this agreement will be effective unless made in writing, signed by users and by us.
For any help with using Shetland News Supporters please see the contact information above.