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Once published, NewsMaker reserves the right to email your press release to any party, once published, and to publish your press release on other websites.
Members may not enter more than 3 links to the same website domain in any press release. 2 links to the website of the user's choice are already provided. Search engines penalise 'spam' links in online content and 'over-linking' is not in our Members' best interests.
NewsMaker will at no time send a single press release to more than 20 media categories simultaneously. This proviso is designed to ensure the service results in targeted and effective distribution of press releases to Australian media; that the service is not used to indiscriminately bombard recipients with press releases; and to ensure that the system does not breach the Spam Act 2003.
NewsMaker also reserves the right to reject any press release application that the service moderator believes is not suited to the selected media categories.
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