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Footprint subscription terms of use

Payment and pricing

Prices on the Footprint website are in Australian dollars and include GST unless otherwise stated.

All invoices must be paid by the due date specified by Footprint. Should debt collection or legal action be required to collect payment, any costs incurred will be passed on to the subscriber's organisation.

Payments for subscriptions are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

Footprint reserves the right to restrict, suspend or terminate service at any time.

Single-user subscriptions

Single-user subscriptions are for use by only one person and are not to be shared, reproduced or redistributed.

Subscriptions can be transferred, on request, to another person working for the subscribed organisation.

Multi-person and corporate pricing

Our discounted multi-person and corporate subscription rates are available only for accounts where all subscribers are employed by the same organisation (this excludes clients, service providers, and subsidiary organisations), and where the account can be invoiced in full to one contact.

Subscriptions can be transferred, on request, to another person working for the subscribed organisation.

All Footprint content is protected by copyright and provided as a service for subscribers. It is a breach of copyright to republish or redistribute Footprint content and feeds without written permission from Specialist News Pty Ltd, the publisher of Footprint.

Contact us to make a request.

Footprint reserves the right to restrict, suspend or terminate subscriptions, feeds, or other agreements at any time, without liability.

Fair usage of your Footprint subscription

Subscribers are prohibited from sharing Footprint login details or email alerts. Forwarding a Footprint email alert jeopardises the security of your subscription details, including contact information, passwords, invoicing and subscription history and permissions.

Our fair usage policy makes generous allowances for occasional sharing within your organisation (see fair usage policy below), however sharing our content with external organisations (including clients, service providers, and subsidiary organisations) is strictly prohibited.

Fair usage policy

The Footprint fair usage policy is designed to ensure subscribers are aware of how they can share the information we publish.

We understand that there are occasions when you want to share a particular article with others in your organisation.

We think it's important for you to be able to do this, but would appreciate you following the rules below. Doing so will ensure you don't breach copyright law, or hinder our ability to provide the best, most affordable service possible for our subscribers.

Under our fair usage policy, subscribers are permitted to:

  • Print (paper or PDF) a reasonable number of copies of any article published by Footprint for distribution and/or display within the subscribing organisation only (this does not include subsidiaries or clients).

    Printed copies must not be altered in any way (use the "print page" button at the bottom of each article to print a page that is appropriate for display).

    Examples of distribution permitted under the policy include sharing printed articles among management, committee members or toolbox meetings; or posting them on a noticeboard.
  • Reproduce Footprint articles in internal publications with clear attribution, publication logo and website address, in cases where permission has been obtained from the publication's editor.

Subscribers are not permitted to:

  • Forward any email update from Footprint - this is a breach of our copyright. Forwarding our emails also compromises the security of your account and can block your access to the site.
  • Make or distribute web copies of articles published by Footprint.
  • Share subscription login details with another party.

If you have any questions about this policy or Footprint, please contact us on +61 2 9267 3800 or email