Comments Policy


1. General

You are invited to submit Comments in response to articles in accordance with the terms set out in this document (the ‘Comments Policy’).

2. Binding nature

This Comments Policy forms part of the Terms of Use for the website (click here), and words and phrases defined in that document have the same meaning here. You signify your consent to this Comments Policy by submitting any Comment.

3. Who may post Comments

You may post Comments if you are a human user interacting directly with this website. You must not use any Comment Submission Software when interacting with this website.

4. How to submit Comments

You have the right to post Comments by completing the form in the ‘Leave a Comment’ (or equivalent) section at the end of any Article. When submitting each Comment, you must:

  • submit your name, or an alias for publication in connection with your Comment;
  • submit a valid email address that is accessed and used by you;
  • if asked to do so, complete a ‘CAPTCHA’ test to verify that you are a human user rather than a software program.

5. Warranty and representation with respect to Comments

When submitting any Comment, you represent and warrant that you have the legal right to use, reproduce, adapt, display, and distribute the submitted material.

6. Our rights in and over your Comments

By submitting a Comment, you grant to us a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide licence to use, copy, modify or reproduce any material submitted in the ‘Leave a Comment’ section associated with any article on the website.

We reserve the right to edit or remove any Comment which you submit, and to reject any Comment which you attempt to submit.

We are under no obligation to explain the reasons for any modification, removal or rejection of any Comment, although if you are unhappy with a modification, we will (at our discretion) remove it altogether at your request.

7. Comments of an illegal nature

You must not post any Comment which:

  • violates or infringes in any way the copyright, trade mark (whether registered or unregistered) or intellectual property rights of another person;
  • is libellous or defamatory of any person;
  • racially or religiously vilifies, incites violence or hatred, or is likely to offend, insult or humiliate others based on race, religion, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation or any physical or mental disability;
  • is obscene, offensive, pornographic, vulgar, profane or indecent;
  • which you know or suspect to be false, misleading or deceptive; or
  • which is otherwise illegal in any way.

Further, you must not post any Comment which could reasonably be expected to infringe any of the above paragraphs.

8. Inappropriate Comments

You must not post any Comment which:

  • is unrelated to the subject matter of the article in relation to which it is submitted;
  • is made for the purpose of, or that would have the effect of, advertising or promoting any goods or services not offered by us;
  • is made for the purpose of damaging our commercial interests;
  • is made for the purpose of soliciting funds;
  • makes a personal attack of any kind upon any person;
  • is obscene, offensive, pornographic, vulgar, profane, sexually suggestive or explicit, or indecent;
  • is deemed by us to be rude, offensive or impolite towards us or any user of the website; or
  • constitutes the provision of legal advice, or advice of any kind in relation to any legal matter.

9. Disclaimer

We accept no liability in respect of any Comment. The views expressed in Comments are not our views, and we are not responsible for their content or accuracy. Failure to delete, remove or edit any comment during the process of comment moderation does not constitute endorsement of, or adoption of those Comments in any way.

10. Indemnities

You agree to indemnify fully and hold Epiphany Law its successors, assigns and related entities harmless against any liabilities, claims, costs, loss (including consequential loss) or damage suffered or caused by:

  • reliance by you on any Comment, or
  • the submission of any Comment by you.

Notwithstanding the indemnity provided by you , Epiphany Law and its successors, assigns and related entities retain the right to assume the conduct of any defence to a claim brought against them, and of any proceeding or appeal issued by them, and you agree to provide all reasonable cooperation (including by making available relevant documents) that the Epiphany Law and/or its related entities may require from you in relation to any such claim, proceeding or appeal.

11. Objections to comments

If you believe that any Comment is offensive, unsuitable or has in some other way breached these terms, please contact us with a link to the Comment and your reasons for objecting to it. We’ll consider whether there are grounds for editing or removing the comment and take appropriate action, but you won’t necessarily be contacted as to our decision.