Terms and conditions of use

Terminology and identity

Terms and Conditions

This article constitutes the Terms and Conditions (also "Terms").

The WLMD website

The website accessible from the domain "www.wherelightmeetsdark.com.au" is referred to as "this website", "Where Light Meets Dark" and/or "WLMD" in these Terms.

The WLMD website owner is Chris Rehberg.

Note, the website (also named "Where Light Meets Dark") which is accessible from the domain "www.wherelightmeetsdark.com" (note, no ".au" top level domain) is governed by its own terms as published on that website.


In these Terms and Conditions, the term "user" refers to a person other than the Where Light Meets Dark website owner. The term "users" refers to a non-specific collection of users.

Contributing authors

In these Terms and Conditions, the term "contributing author" ("contributing authors", plural) refers to a person, other than the WLMD website owner, whose original article content appears published on the WLMD website with their consent and with attribution to that person as author. The contributing author's attribution appears following the article title. Articles without explicit authorship attribution are contributed by the WLMD website owner.

Contributing authors contribute articles under the agreement that WLMD is licensed to reproduce that article on the WLMD website or its affiliated websites (whether affiliated now or in the future) in perpetuity without remuneration or compensation and further authorise WLMD to make changes to the submitted article for editing purposes and/or as directed and/or agreed via communication between the contributing author and the WLMD website owner. To contribute an article to WLMD, contact the website owner using the online contact form.

Acceptance of Terms

These Terms and Conditions apply to all functionality and content available at the Where Light Meets Dark website.

Please read these Terms carefully. Your continued access to this website indicates your acceptance of these Terms. If you do not accept these Terms, please discontinue accessing and using this website.

Updates to Terms

These Terms may be updated periodically without notice. A history of changes to these Terms is retained by the website owner.

Direct link to Terms

The direct link to these Terms is: www.wherelightmeetsdark.com.au/about-wlmd/terms-and-conditions-of-use/

Copyright information

Where Light Meets Dark respects intellectual property and copyright laws.

All content on this website is subject to copyright unless otherwise noted. No content may be reproduced without permission.


A number of images appear on the WLMD website. These may appear in any number of areas of the site including within articles, in the news feed (at http://wherelightmeetsdark.com.au/news/), on the homepage (as part of an extract of the news feed) or other undocumented areas.

Ownership of these images is properly attributed where the image appears within article content and/or within these Terms. Images used within the news feed or within the news feed extract on the home page are attributed in the article that is linked from the news feed item as is normal practice for news websites, and/or within these Terms.

Many such images are the work of WLMD or its Contributing Authors and copyright in such images is owned by the WLMD site owner or the contributing author as appropriate.

Some such images may be derivative works that incorporate other images for which WLMD or the contributing author is not the copyright owner. Examples include, but are not limited to, reproductions of images that incorporate illustrative elements (such as pointer arrows, outlines, overlaid text, etc). Where this is the case, WLMD, or its contributing author, as appropriate, asserts copyright ownership over the derivative work and the derivative work may not be reproduced without written permission. Those images for which neither WLMD nor its contributing author are copyright owner but which are incorporated into derivative works are published as part of those derivative works for the purpose of "criticism and review" and/or "reporting the news" as described by IP Australia.

Some images are full reproductions of images where the copyright is not owned by WLMD or its contributing authors. These images are published for the purpose of "criticism and review" and/or "reporting the news" as described by IP Australia and copyright ownership is attributed within the article in which the image appears.

If you believe an image published on Where Light Meets Dark infringes copyright or is inappropriately attributed, please submit a Copyright Breach Notification using the online contact form and the situation will be addressed as soon as possible.


Most of the text (by volume) on WLMD is original composition and copyright (c) Where Light Meets Dark / Chris Rehberg.

Some articles on WLMD are contributed by contributing authors and copyright ownership of such articles rests with the contributing author. Reproduction of these articles on WLMD is by permission.

Some portions of text on WLMD constitute quotations of other works and are appropriately attributed.

Further portions of text on WLMD constitute contributions from site members. WLMD does not claim copyright over member contributions but reserves the right to edit and/or delete member contributed content at its sole discretion.

If you believe text published on Where Light Meets Dark infringes copyright, please submit a Copyright Breach Notification using the online contact form and the situation will be addressed as soon as possible.

Copyright Breach Notification

If you would like to report a possible copyright infringement published on Where Light Meets Dark, you may submit a Copyright Breach Notification using the online contact form.

WLMD Contact form and your privacy

Submissions made via the site contact form (accessible at http://www.wherelightmeetsdark.com.au/contact-wlmd/) will be kept private unless you otherwise permit WLMD to publish the submission or portions of the submission as appropriate.

Objectionable Content Notification

If you would like to report illegal, objectionable or otherwise questionable material which is published on Where Light Meets Dark, you may submit an Objectionable Content Notification using the online contact form.

Disclaimer for content

A portion of the website exists for the purpose of examining alleged evidence for rare fauna. Such evidence includes but is not limited to photographs, footage and witness testimony.

The author is not qualified in any way as a forensic scientist or in any other field related to establishing the veracity of circumstantial evidence.

The analysis articles are written in good faith but may contain inaccuracies, errors and/or omissions. Their conclusions may be incorrect, invalid, unsubstantiated, outdated or otherwise in error.

All care is taken but WLMD cannot be held responsible for the veracity of analysis articles and by accepting these Terms you indemnify and release WLMD, its owner(s) and contributing authors from any consequence which may be suffered by the publication of such content.

The website owner and contributing authors make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose.  Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

In no event, will the website owner or contributing authors be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.

The fauna, flora, scenes and other features which appear in the original photography on WLMD may be incorrectly identified. All care is taken to procure an accurate identification but errors may occur.

Through this website you are able to navigate through to other websites which are not under the control of WLMD or its owner. The website owner has no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any link does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorsement of the views expressed within those sites.

Every effort is made to keep the website online and operating optimally. However, the website owner takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily or permanently unavailable due to technical issues whether beyond the website owner's control or not.

Views expressed and conclusions drawn within articles by contributing authors may not be the views held or conclusions drawn by the website owner.


Advertising may appear on this website. All advertising is clearly labelled under "Ads by Google" or "Sponsored Links" or "Advertisement" or "Sponsored Content" or similar.

Disclaimer for advertising content

WLMD has only limited control over the advertising content displayed on this website. WLMD cannot be held responsible for advertising content and by accepting these Terms you indemnify and release WLMD and its owner(s) from any consequence which may be suffered by the publication of such content.