About

Charlie Says is a free site that allows users to comment on and discuss online articles. It allows users to link similar articles together in the same topic, thus allowing a single repository for discussion. Charlie Says is a site that enables people to discuss the same topic in the one place even though it may be reported by multiple online sources.

How it works

Charlie Says works by allowing users to add topics from online sources. Once added users can discuss this topic.

Adding Topics

Adding URLs

A topic is created by adding the URL of an article. The title will be taken from the article and used as the topic title. Other articles on the same topic can also be added as linked articles.

When the main topic URL is entered the site will search for related topics and provide them as recommendations. If any of these are related to your topic they should be selected so they can be linked.

Categorisation and Tagging

A topic is categorised into one of the following: News, Entertainment, Technology, Sport, Business and Other. Up to 5 user tags can also be added to further subclassify a topic.

Breaking News

When a significant event or news story is occuring a topic may be tagged as 'breaking'. A red tag will appear among the topic tags and this topic will appear before other topics.

Notifications

Users will be notified when another user has replied or liked their comments. These are displayed in the menu bar.

Topic Tags

There are 3 types of tags:

Category Tags

Category tags can be one of: News, Entertainment, Technology, Sport, Business and Other and appear first under a topic e.g. news

User Tags

Tags used to further subclassify a topic e.g. boxing

Domain Tags

Any domain associated to the articles in the topic (includes all linked articles) e.g. bbc

Contact

For any questions, feedback or support please contact: support@charliesays.com

Link to Charlie Says

If you own a website and want to link your article to Charlie Says you can! Linking articles to Charlie Says is easy. Simply add a link to https://www.charliesays.com with the following query string fields:

Field name Value Notes
url Encoded url to link to
  • Encode using encodeURIComponent()
add None
  • Empty field value
tag Tag value
  • Optional field
  • Up to 5 tag fields allowed
category Category value
  • Optional field
  • One of: News, Business, Entertainment, Technology, Sport or Other
Example href

Download logo image for linking:

Credits

Logo design by Obus

Emoji art supplied by EmojiOne

Special thanks

Thanks to Ben Darnell and A. Jesse Jiryu Davis

Terms and Conditions

About

Charlie Says Pty Ltd ACN 617 371 810 as trustee for the Charlie Says Trust ABN 84 434 896 924 (Charlie Says) owns and operates the website www.charliesays.com (the Website) located at www.charliesays.com These terms and conditions apply to the use of this Website, including any participation in any comments section associated with a Topic (Comments Section). In using this Website, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. If you do not accept these terms and conditions, you must not create an account and must refrain from using the Website.

Terminology

In these terms and conditions:

Comments Section means the part of the Website that allows Registered Users to provide their views on a Topic;

Linked Article means any article that has been added by you or other Registered Users to the Website, which may be linked to a Topic added by you or other Registered Users;

Registered User means a user of the Website who creates an account;

the expressions "we", "us" and "our" are a reference to Charlie Says; and

Topic means the title of an article or information that is automatically selected and added to the Website when a Registered User adds a link to an article or information from another website to our Website, and upon which other Registered Users are able to add comments.

Variations to Terms and Conditions

We may at our discretion amend the terms and conditions relating to the Website from time to time. Amendments will be effective immediately upon publication on the Website. Your continued use of the Website following such notification will represent an agreement by you to be bound by the terms and conditions as so amended.

Accounts

In order to be able to add information and engage in any Comments Section on the Website, you must become a Registered User by creating an account. To create an account, you must “Sign-Up” or “Login” and complete any requested information. Creating an account is free but non-transferable. You must not register an account or use another Registered User’s account to add information or engage in any Comments Section if you under the age of 15. You are responsible for any conduct that occurs on your account. You must not let any person under the age of 15 use your account.

By registering or accessing our Website via a social media platform, you grant us permission to collect, store and use this information about you in accordance with that third party's Privacy Policy and our privacy terms in these terms and conditions.

We reserve our rights to terminate or suspend your account at any time if you breach these terms and conditions.

If you do not have an account, you are entitled to access any Comments Section for browsing purposes only.

We recommend parental or guardian supervision for users under the age of 18.

Site rules

If you are adding Topics and/or a Linked Article or engaging in Comments Sections, you agree to abide by the following terms and conditions:

you must not use any of our trade marks in a manner that disparages us or our information, products or services (including the Website). Please be aware that any breach of any of these site rules may result in termination or suspension of your account.

Specific Warnings

You must ensure that your access to the Website is not illegal or prohibited by laws which apply to you.

You must take your own precautions to ensure that the process which you employ for accessing the Website does not expose you to the risk of viruses, malicious computer code or other forms of interference which may damage your own computer system. To avoid any doubt, we do not accept responsibility for any interference or damage to your or any other computer system which arises in connection with your access to or use of the Website or any linked website.

Whilst we have no reason to believe that any information contained on the Website is inaccurate, we do not warrant the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of such information, nor do we undertake to keep the Website updated. We do not accept any responsibility for loss suffered as a result of your or any other person's reliance upon the accuracy or currency of information contained on the Website.

All information provided by us in the Website is general information provided in good faith and is not in the nature of advice.

We do not give any assurances that any information contained on the Website will be suitable for your purposes or that it will be error-free. You agree that you will not rely on any such information or its availability, and that any reliance you make will be on your own independent assessments with the aid of qualified independent advice.

We do not accept any responsibility or liability for any information or material which you submit to the Website, nor do we accept any responsibility for any use or misuse that you or any other Registered Users or users browsing the Website make of information or material that you submit to the Website.

All content in your Topics or in any Comments Section on the Website is shared publicly and is associated to you. We do not endorse any view expressed in Topics (or associated Linked Articles) or comments submitted by any third party user on the Website.

You acknowledge that we cannot necessarily confirm the identity of other users (whether Registered Users or not) or prevent them acting under false pretences or in a manner that infringes the rights of any person.

The Website may include advertising materials and directed advertising based on information collected from you. Responsibility for the content of advertisements appearing on the Website (including hyperlinks to advertisers’ websites) rests solely with the advertisers. The placement of such advertisements does not constitute a recommendation or endorsement by us of the advertisers’ products or services, and each advertiser is solely responsible for any representations made in connection with its advertisement.

Copyright

Copyright in the Website (including text, graphics, logos, icons, sound recordings and software) is owned or licensed by Charlie Says . Other than for the purposes of, and subject to the conditions prescribed under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) or other applicable laws, and except as expressly authorised by these terms and conditions, you may not in any form or by any means:

without Charlie Says' written permission.

Content added by you

For the purposes of these terms and conditions Intellectual Property means all logos, symbols, trade marks, trade names, service marks and brand names, patents, designs, trade secrets, know-how, domain names, copyright and other intellectual or industrial property of all kinds, whether or not egistrable and whether registered or unregistered.

It is your responsibility to ensure that any content you post on the Website is compliant with Australian laws and our terms and conditions.

Unless separately agreed by us in writing, we give no licence to exercise any Intellectual Property rights in anything (including information and content such as films, sound recordings, literary works and artistic works, whether in a material form or not) on or accessible via the Website (materials) and neither you nor any person permitted by you or subject to your directions or control who may be able to access any materials (controlled persons) shall exercise any such Intellectual Property rights, including the right to reproduce the materials or to communicate them to the public (including via any form of linking). Without limiting the preceding sentence, any uses or disclosures (including reproductions and communications to the public) of any materials by you and by any controlled persons must be subject to you:

Although you are accountable for the content you add, or added through your account we reserve our rights to remove any content that we consider in our sole discretion to be inappropriate including conduct that:

You grant to us a worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free and non-exclusive licence, with a right of sub-licence, in respect of any content you add to the Website, to store, retain, use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publicly perform and publicly display and otherwise exploit such content in connection with our operation and promotion the Website.

We have no obligation to retain your content nor to make it available on the Website.

Links

The Website may contain links to other website (linked websites). Those links are provided for convenience only and may not remain current or be maintained.

We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices associated with linked websites.

Our links with linked websites should not be construed as an endorsement, approval or recommendation by us of the owners or operators of those linked websites, or of any information, graphics, materials, products or services referred to or contained on those linked websites, unless and to the extent stipulated to the contrary.

Social Media

We may include features on the Website that allow users to share content via social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Your ability to do this will depend on your account and privacy settings with your social media providers. For more information about the privacy policy of each social media site, please visit Facebook and Twitter’s privacy terms.

Privacy

We may collect information about people using the Website including contact information, personal information, profile images, preferences, posts, comments, and links. This information may be used:

We utilise cookies and similar technologies (such as local storage) to serve you content more efficiently and provide you with Website features. We use cookies (small pieces of data we store for an extended period of time on your computer, mobile phone, or other device) to make the Website easier to use, to ensure proper communication of information for your use of the Website, and to protect both you and the secure areas of the Website. For example, we use secure cookies for session authentication. This enhances your security while using the site and makes it easier for you to login when you revisit the Website. You can remove or block cookies using the settings in your browser, but in some cases that may prevent you from being able to use the Website properly.

We may preserve the content of any information or other electronic communication you send us if we believe we have the legal requirement to do so.

We consider it is the responsibility of parents and guardians to monitor their children's use of the Website.

If you wish to comment on or query our privacy policy, or if you wish to make an inquiry regarding any personal information relating to you which may be in our possession, contact us on support@charliesays.com

Termination of access

Access to the Website may be terminated at any time by us without notice. Our Limitation of Liability and Release will nevertheless survive any such termination.

Security

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed as totally secure. Whilst we endeavour to protect information which you transmit to us via the Website, we do not warrant and cannot ensure the security of any data or information which you transmit to us, and accordingly any information which you transmit to us is transmitted at your own risk. Nevertheless, once we receive your transmission, we will take reasonable steps to preserve the security of such information. Where applicable, you agree that you will not share your password, let anyone else access your account, or do anything that might put the security of your account at risk. We reserve the right to terminate or suspend your account if appropriate. You acknowledge sole responsibility for and assume all risk arising from your use of the Website.

Except to the extent you publicly disclose it in using the features of the Website, all personal information that we collect (including your contact details and, if relevant, credit card details) is kept confidential to the best of our ability. You will appreciate, however, that we cannot guarantee the security of data transmission.

Reporting violations

If you believe you or another Registered User are being abused or harassed via our website or there has been an infringement of someone's intellectual property rights or a breach of our terms and conditions, please report such content to support@charliesays.com

If you feel your legal rights have been infringed in any way, we recommend seeking further legal advice or assistance from the police if you feel that your personal safety has been or is being put in danger.

Warranty disclaimers

All information provided by us on or through the Website is provided in good faith. Any information provided is general information and is not in the nature of advice.

We do not make any representations or warranties that information provided on the Website is reliable, accurate or complete, or that your access to that information will be uninterrupted, timely or secure. We are not liable for any loss resulting from any action taken or not taken, or reliance made, by you on any information or material available or accessed from the Website. You should make your own inquiries and seek independent advice from relevant industry professionals before acting, or refraining from acting, or relying on any information or material that is made available to you.

We do not warrant that any material you submit to the Website will be protected against loss, misuse or alteration by third parties or removal by us.

If you access the Website from outside Australia, you accept responsibility for ensuring or confirming compliance with all laws in that jurisdiction that apply to you as a result of that access or any consequent transactions or dealings with us, the Website or other users.

Limitation of Liability and Release

To the extent permitted by law, any condition, warranty or statutory guarantee that would otherwise be implied into these terms and conditions or apply to any goods or services supplied hereunder is hereby excluded. Where legislation implies any condition or warranty, or otherwise prescribes a statutory guarantee, and that legislation permits us to limit our liability under any such condition, warranty or guarantee, that condition or warranty will be deemed included, or that guarantee apply, but our liability will be limited for a breach of that condition, warranty or guarantee to one or more of the following: (a) if the breach relates to goods: (i) the replacement of the goods or the supply of equivalent goods; (ii) the repair of such goods; (iii) the cost of replacing the goods or of acquiring equivalent goods; or (iv) the payment of the cost of having the goods repaired; and (b) if the breach relates to services: (i) supplying of the services again; or (ii) the payment of the cost of having the services supplied again.

To the extent permitted by law, we do not accept responsibility for any loss or damage, however caused (including through negligence), which you may directly or indirectly suffer in connection with your use of this Website or any linked website, nor do we accept any responsibility for any such loss arising out of your use of or reliance on information contained on or accessed through this Website or any linked website.

We do not accept any responsibility or liability for any information or material that you may submit to the Website, nor do we accept any responsibility for any use or misuse that you or any other person makes of information or content that you may submit to the Website.

We do not accept any liability for the accuracy or content of any material posted by other users on the Website. We are not liable for any loss resulting from any action taken or reliance made by you on any information or material submitted by another person.

If you download any material from the Website, you acknowledge that we are not liable to you for any loss or damage, however caused, arising from the downloading or subsequent use of the downloaded content.

To the extent permitted by law, we also do not accept responsibility for any harm or death caused to any person who uses, or relies on, any information sourced from this Website. The Website does not provide medical advice or recommendations.

Indemnity

You indemnify us and our related bodies corporate, and our directors and employees, against any claim by another person arising out of a breach of these terms and conditions, any breach or alleged infringement of our intellectual property, any third party intellectual property either by you or by any person using any content provided on the Website by you, whether or not that use was authorised by you.

Relationship

Nothing in these terms and conditions or use of the website creates an agency or employment relationship between us and you.

Governing Law

These terms and conditions are governed by the laws in force in the State of Victoria, Australia. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of that jurisdiction. If users access the Website from outside Australia they accept responsibility for ensuring or confirming compliance with all laws in that jurisdiction that apply to them as a result of that access or any consequent transactions or dealings with us, the Website or other users.

Last Date Updated

These terms and conditions were last updated on 11th April 2017.