Terms of Use

The terms and conditions set out below ("Terms and Conditions") govern your use of the current and future websites, apps, platforms, services operated by ThePress, including, but not limited to ThePress.mv, ThePress mobile website, ThePress Mobile Apps (The “Site” or “Sites”). By using the Sites, you must accept and abide by the Terms and Conditions. If you do not accept the Terms and Conditions, you are not permitted to use the Sites and you must refrain from using it.

If you have any complaints or questions regarding the Sites or the Terms and Conditions then you can contact us through www.thepress.mv.

ThePress reserves the right to make changes to these Terms and Conditions which will be effective once they are published on this website. You should revisit this area of the Site regularly to check the Terms and Conditions.

Use of the Sites by you:

You agree to only use the Sites for purposes permitted by the Terms and Conditions. You are responsible for all equipment and software used to access the Sites. You must not:

Disclaimer and Limitation of liability

To the extent permitted by law, ThePress and its information contributors and associated service providers exclude all warranties, including without limitation, as to the availability, accuracy, completeness, currentness or reliability of the Material, products or services, including products or services of any third party, that are made available via the Sites.

ThePress does not investigate or endorse any person, company or organisation that uses, advertises, posts on or provides Material to the Sites or any events, information, products or services ("Products") offered for sale or otherwise identified or provided by them. The availability of Material through the Sites does not constitute advice about the appropriateness, value or suitability of any Material or Product, any particular transaction or course of action nor does it constitute any recommendation or endorsement by ThePress of any Product or to you to enter into any transaction or follow any course of action. Any decision that you make about any Material or Products offered, identified or provided through the Sites or referred to or advertised on the Sites must be based solely on your own evaluation of your circumstances and objectives and of the Material or Product. ThePress recommends that you independently verify the accuracy, currency or reliability of any Material made available via the Sites and upon which you intend to rely.

The Sites and materials available on it are provided on an "as is" basis. You understand that by using this Sites, you may be exposed to content that is posted by third parties which you may find indecent or objectionable.

ThePress makes no warranty that the Sites will be free from viruses or any kind of malicious code whatsoever. To the extent permitted by law, all implied warranties, conditions and representations about or in relation to:

are excluded.

To the extent permitted by law, we (and our officers, employees, agents or related bodies corporate) exclude all liabilities (including in contract, for negligence or otherwise) for any loss, damage (whether direct or consequential), costs or expenses suffered by you or claims made against you in connection with, however caused:

Linked Websites

The Sites may contain links to external websites. Those websites are not part of the ThePress.mv and, unless otherwise indicated, are not under ThePress's control. No link appearing on the Sites and no external websites linked to the ThePress.mv is endorsed by ThePress and no responsibility is taken for material in them. You agree that by accessing any linked website you are doing so at your own risk and you agree to fully indemnify ThePress and/or ThePress.mv against any liability arising out of your accessing any linked website.

Accuracy of Registration Information

When registering on the Site or Sites, you must ensure that all information you provide is correct and up-to-date. If you change your details during the period of your membership, you agree to ensure your details are up-to-date.

Username and Password

It is your responsibility to keep your login (email address) and your password safe and secure. If there is any activity undertaken with your login details then you are responsible. Your account is for your sole, personal use. You may not allow others to use your account and you may not assign or otherwise transfer your account to any other person or entity. If you think that your details may have been used by someone else then you must notify by contacting us as soon as possible. You must also change your password immediately. You agree to indemnify ThePress against any and all claims arising out of your failure to maintain the confidentiality of your username and password.

Reader content

Readers of our publications may wish to submit content for publication in any of ThePress publications. These are our terms and conditions by which you agree to be bound should you submit any content to us for publication, including any letters, comments or other correspondence, graphics, data and images you may wish to send to us.

When you submit content to us, you agree and represent that you have created this content, or you have received permission from, or are authorised by, the owner of any part of the content to submit it to us.

You or the owner of the content still own the copyright in the content sent to us, but by submitting content to us, you are granting us an unconditional, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free, fully transferable, perpetual worldwide licence to use, publish or transmit, or to authorise third-parties to use, publish or transmit your content in any format and on any platform, either now known or hereinafter invented.

You acknowledge and agree that when you provide us with content, or view content provided by others, you are doing so at your own discretion and risk, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, of this content. You further acknowledge and agree that the views expressed by you and other users in this content do not necessarily reflect the views of ThePress News, and we do not support or endorse any user content. You acknowledge that we have no obligation to pre-screen, monitor, review, or edit any content provided by you and other users to us.

We, or authorised third parties, reserve the right to refuse to publish, cut, crop or edit your content at our or their sole discretion. We may remove your content from use at any time.

We accept no liability in respect of any content submitted by users and published by us or by authorised third-parties.

You warrant that the content you submit to us is not obscene, threatening, harassing, libellous, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another's privacy, offensive, defamatory of any person or otherwise illegal. You warrant that the content you submit to us does not infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other intellectual or proprietary or privacy right of any party or individual.

Website Payments

If any credit card payments are made on the Site, those payments are processed by an independent third party service provider. You consent to disclosure of relevant information about you to that provider on a confidential basis. If you wish to obtain further information about the provider, then contact us in accordance with the ThePress Privacy Policy. To the extent permitted by law, ThePress excludes itself from all liability in relation to those payments and the services provided by that third party.

Placement and Removal of Material on the Sites

We reserve the right (but have no obligation):

You agree that ThePress has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any Material submitted by you to the Sites.

By providing Material to ThePress for posting or publishing on the Sites, you:

You acknowledge that our use of your Material may include licensing such Material to third parties and/or using such Material for advertising purposes. In no event shall we be required to seek your approval or provide you with any compensation in connection with such uses. You acknowledge that nothing contained within your Material would require us to seek permission of a third party in order to use the Material as described in these Terms of Use. Not all submitted Material will be published. Publication is at the discretion of ThePress.

Intellectual Property

You acknowledge that copyright, trademarks and all other intellectual property rights ("IP Rights") in ThePress and in the Material displayed or available through the Sites belongs to ThePress or its licensors.

You are provided access to the Sites only for your personal use. Subject to applicable laws:

Without limiting the above, and subject to applicable law, you may not without prior written permission from ThePress:

The trademarks used on the Sites are ThePress's trademarks or the trademarks of a third party. Nothing on the Sites should be construed as granting any licence to use any trademark without the permission of the owner.

You must not use any of ThePress's trademarks:

Technical Difficulties

You acknowledge that your use of the Sites and associated services may be subject to interruption or delay. Due to the nature of the Internet and mobile phone communications, ThePress and its service providers do not make any warranty that the Sites or services will be error free, without interruption or delay or free from defects in design or engineering.

The compatibility of this Site is not guaranteed for all software or hardware of users.


To the maximum extent permitted by law, you specifically agree to indemnify and hold ThePress and its affiliates, employees, agents, representatives and third party service providers, harmless from any and all claims and liabilities relating to your use of the Site or its use by any person on your behalf. For the purposes of this paragraph, the Site includes any linked websites.


You acknowledge that you have read and understood the terms of the ThePress Privacy Policy available on this website. You agree that ThePress may use and disclose information about you in accordance with the terms of the ThePress Privacy Policy. You also agree to check the ThePress Privacy Policy on a regular basis and to let ThePress know if you object to use or disclosure of information about you in accordance with any updated statement.

If you make contact with a person through the Site and that person requests that you do not contact them again, you must comply with that request. You must not disclose the contact details of any person that you obtain through the Sites without the prior consent of that person.


The illegality, invalidity or unenforceability of any part of the Terms and Conditions will not affect the legality, validity or enforceability of the remainder.


We reserve the right to suspend, limit, cancel or disable your access or membership from the Sites without prior notice

Upon termination of your membership you will be restricted from accessing any area designated to members of the ThePress, submitting any Material to the Sites and any Material submitted by you to the Sites or other information held by ThePress in relation to your use of the Sites may be deleted and is not returnable to you.

Benefit of Terms and Conditions

ThePress holds the benefit of all rights conferred on ThePress or its officers, employees or agents under these Terms and Conditions as trustee for those persons and may enforce those rights on their behalf in its capacity as trustee.


These Terms and Conditions are governed by, and construed in accordance with the law in force in the Maldives. The parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Maldives’ courts for any proceedings in connection with these Terms and Conditions.


In these Terms and Conditions:

ThePress means the owner and the operator of the Sites including, but not limited to ThePress.mv, ThePress.mv mobile websites and Apps that ThePress owns and/or operates from time to time, regardless of how those websites/services are accessed by users (including via the Internet, mobile phone or any other device).

Material means information, data, text, software, illustrations, photos, audio, video, any combination of these or other material.

Us, we, our or ThePress.mv means ThePress.