Terms of Use


Last Updated 25 April 2013

These terms of use apply to the use of this site. Please read these terms carefully. Use of this site constitutes your acceptance of these terms. 
After contributions have been submitted allow two to three working days to be informed if the content has been accepted.

(a) These terms and conditions (referred to in this document as these "Terms") govern your use of www.povo.co.zw. By using the Site, you are acknowledging that you have agreed to be bound by, and comply with, these Terms.

(b) References in these Terms to "you" or "your" or variations thereof shall mean individual users of the Site, and references to "we," "our," "us" or variations of any of these, or to "POVO", shall mean POVO and its affiliates.

2. Changes.

(a) These Terms may be modified by us at any time in our sole discretion. We will notify you of substantive changes by posting a public notice on the Site stating that changes have been made, and advising you to review the revised Terms. Your continued use of the Site constitutes your acceptance of the modified version of these Terms. You can determine when these Terms were last revised by looking at date listed by the "Last Updated" legend at the top of these Terms. If, at any time, you choose not to accept these Terms (including any amendments), please cease use of the Site.

(b) We also reserve the right, at any time, to
(i) change or discontinue any service, content or feature of the Site or any product made available through the Site,
(ii) charge fees in connection with the use of the Site,
(ii) modify and/or waive any fees charged in connection with the Site,

(iv) and/or offer opportunities to some or all users of the Site.

You agree that we will not be liable for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Site or of any service, content, feature or product offered through the Site.
 Your continued use of the Site after such changes will indicate your acceptance of such changes.

3. Content of the Site and Ownership.

(a) The Site and the contents of the Site are intended for your personal use only.
 The Site contains copyrighted material, including text, software, photos, audio and video clips, graphics, illustrations, images, logos, and music, sound and other such materials (collectively, the "Site Content").

4. Third Party Sites

(b) Other sites may provide links to the Site with or without our authorization. We do not endorse any such site, and are not and shall not be responsible or liable for any links from any such site to the Site, any content, advertising, products, services or other materials available on any such sites, or any loss or damages incurred in connection with any such site.

(a) The Site may contain links to third party websites that are not owned or operated by us ("Third Party Sites"), and these Terms do not apply to those sites.
Please consult the terms of use of those sites for the terms governing their use.
You acknowledge and agree that these Terms do not apply to Third Party Sites, and that we have no responsibility or control over the Third Party Sites.
Without limiting the generality of the foregoing statements, you acknowledge and agree that:

(i) We have no responsibility for any content, advertising, products or services on or offered by Third Party Sites, or for the accuracy or availability of information provided by any Third Party Sites;

(ii) Links to a Third Party Site do not necessarily constitute an endorsement by or association with us of such sites or the content, products, services, advertising or other materials presented on such Third Party Site, and

(iii) We do not control and are not responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any Third Party Site, including any content, goods or services available on any Third Party Site.

5. Comment guidelines

Something on your mind?
 We welcome as much interaction and vibrant discussion between our readers as possible - but we do want the website to be a mature and thought-provoking environment, so some guidelines apply for posting comments. There is a difference between criticising a political party, a religion, an organisation, a cultural group or a community and unreasonably attacking such bodies. Try to motivate your comments and explain your arguments as much as you can. Above all, make sure your words represent fair comment.
(a). All comments first have to be approved by the editorial team before they appear on the website. This may take anything from one minute to 24 hours.

(b). Stick to debating the issues and respect other people's views and beliefs. Comments launching personal attacks or that are hurtful and insulting will not be accepted.

(c). Keep your comment as brief as possible. If you want to refer to an article on another website, place a link to that article in your comment; do not paste the whole article into your comment.

(d). When you have finished crafting your comment, read it again before posting it. Consider whether others will understand your arguments. Something that you meant to be satirical or humorous might not be clear to another reader. Also, take into consideration that your words will remain on the internet for a very, very long time, if not forever.

(e). No swear words and profanity won't do.

(f). Don't write your whole comment in capital letters only.
(g). There is a difference between criticising a political party, a religion, an organisation, a cultural group or a community and unreasonably attacking such bodies. Try to motivate your comments and explain your arguments as much as you can. Above all, make sure your words represent fair comment.

(h). A comment that is obviously off topic - that is, unrelated to the article or contribution in question and the comments that precede it - or that clearly doesn't contribute to the ongoing debate may be deleted by the editorial team.

(i). The editorial team keeps a close watch on legal matters too: defamatory comments, for example, will be deleted.

(j). Unacceptable comments will be deleted without notification.

(k). The POVO Online is mainly an English site, though we don't mind the odd word or sentence in any other language. Just ensure that the average English-speaking reader won't feel completely lost.
12. No comments that advertise companies, businesses, services or such will be accepted.

(l). If you feel that someone else has not taken these guidelines into account, please let us know by filling in the contact form. We will deal with such issues as soon as possible. If it is necessary to remove or change published contributions, parts of contributions or comments, an explanation will be given on the page where possible.

All articles and letters published on POVO have been independently written by members of POVO's community. The views of users published on POVO are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of POVO. POVO editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.