Subscription Agreement


Effective March 22, 2023

These Subscription Terms (“Subscription Terms”) govern all subscriptions, including our print and/or digital publications, whether paid or without charge, offered by The Washington Newspaper Publishing Co. LLC (“The Washington Examiner,” “we,” or “us”), located at 1152 15th St. NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20005.  These Subscription Terms describe the terms under which any individual subscriber (“subscriber” or “you”) of our Services may subscribe to, renew, cancel, use, or otherwise interact with subscriptions for the various products and services offered by The Washington Examiner.

Please note:  if you have access to The Washington Examiner products and services through a corporate or other group membership, additional terms and conditions may apply; these Subscription Terms also apply to your interactions with those products and services but do not require you to make any purchase in your personal capacity.

Please read these Subscription Terms carefully, because they are a contract that affect your legal rights.  These Subscription Terms are incorporated into and are part of our Terms of Service. Any capitalized terms used in these Subscription Terms but not defined here, have the meaning set forth in our Terms of Service.  



You can find description of our various paid subscriptions and free email newsletter subscriptions on our Site.  Please email [email protected] if you have questions about our subscription offerings.  

Account Creation

In order to enter into one of our digital subscriptions, you must first register on our Site, create an account, and accept our applicable Subscription Terms as well as our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.  Only one person may use the email address and password associated with your account. For details about your subscriptions, including payment methods and subscription periods, login to your account at or email [email protected]. For print subscriptions, you may subscribe by using one of the methods made available from time to time (e.g. telephone, mail, online, or other), and we will use the information provided to create your subscription account (although this will not include digital access unless you create an online account as noted above).

Free Services

Subscriptions to some of our email newsletters are available free of charge, however, certain Content may only be available to those with a valid paid subscription. You are not required to purchase anything for certain limited use of or The Washington Examiner mobile applications or the free email newsletters. You may subscribe to our free email newsletters by creating an account and providing personal information as indicated, as well as your agreement to applicable subscription terms. However, if you do not purchase a paid subscription, you may not have access to certain Washington Examiner’s Content reserved for paid subscribers.

Print Publications

If you purchase a subscription to our print publication, please understand that your delivery will not begin until we publish the next issue of our print publication. The delivery of our print products is subject to the availability and capacity of our delivery partners. There may be variability or delays in the dates and times of delivery of our print publication. In addition, in certain locations and for certain print products, we may depend on the United States Postal Service or international postal services to provide delivery by mail, which may result in additional variability in dates and times of delivery or, in some cases, delays.

Publishing Schedule

As a print only subscriber, our obligation is to provide the subscriber the number of issues ordered.  For all other subscribers, including digital and print + digital, your subscription is based on a length of term (e.g. 12 months).  The subscriber shall have digital content access for the subscribed period of time and will be provided access to the website and be provided any print or e-editions published during that period.  Print issue frequency is subject to change at The Washington Examiner’s sole discretion and modifications shall not affect the length of term, unless you have a print-only subscription (based on number of print issues).

Digital Services

After purchasing or otherwise registering for a digital subscription to The Washington Examiner or one of our various email newsletters (either alone or bundled with a print subscription), your digital products will be delivered to the email address you provided, starting with the next publication of the digital publication to which you have subscribed.  


We reserve the right to modify the content, type and availability of any digital product or print publication at any time. We also reserve the right to designate certain free newsletters or other Content as part of a paid subscription at any time. If you do not agree to the modifications, you may cancel your subscription through the methods explained below.  Please see Changes to Subscriptions  below for further details.

Payments and Pricing

All prices are stated in U.S. Dollars, and are subject to change over time.  We will provide you written notice (via email) prior to any price change. We currently accept various credit cards, debit cards, and certain digital methods of payment (each, a “Payment Method”), however, the Payment Methods accepted may change over time. You agree to pay all charges incurred by you or any users of your account and Payment Method at the price(s) in effect when such charges are incurred. You may also be responsible for paying any applicable taxes relating to your purchases. Subscription purchases must be paid in full at the time of purchase, unless a payment plan or bill me later option is offered and entered into at the time of purchase (for example, if you subscribe on a monthly payment plan).

We reserve the right to reject any order or purchase at any time. By providing payment information to us, you agree that the payment information is valid. We will process your purchase as quickly as possible; however, the activation of your subscription may be delayed while payment details are verified.

If your initial payment authorization is later withdrawn or becomes invalid, your subscription will initially be changed to a “bill me” status and we may provide you “grace copies” as described below.  However, if you do not pay the billed amount when indicated, your print subscription and/or digital  access may be terminated. You may email [email protected] if you believe your access was terminated in error.

Unless expressly specified otherwise in these Subscription Terms, all charges are nonrefundable.

To view or change your payment method, login to your account at or email [email protected]. All fees are payable in accordance with the payment terms in effect when the fees become payable.

We may receive updated credit card information (new credit card number or updated expiration date) from your credit card issuer. We may use these new details in order to help prevent any interruption to your subscriptions. If you would like to use a different payment method or if there is a change in payment method, please login to your account at or email [email protected] to update your billing information. The disbursement of the updated credit card information is provided to us at the election of your credit card issuer. We are not responsible for the distribution of your updated credit card information. Your credit card issuer may give you the right to opt out of the updated service. It is your responsibility to contact your credit card issuer regarding your right to opt out of the updated service.

Applicable taxes may vary depending on the jurisdiction. We may not be able to notify you in advance of changes in applicable taxes.

Pricing and Other Errors

If the amount that you pay for a subscription is obviously incorrect, regardless of whether it is an error in a price posted on the Service or otherwise communicated to you, then we reserve the right, at our sole discretion and as your sole remedy, to cancel your order and refund to you the amount that you paid. This policy will apply regardless of how the error occurred.

Subscription Payments and Billing

Grace Copies

If your payment method becomes invalid or your subscription expires, we generally provide print subscribers approximately 3 months of grace copies (subject to change at our sole discretion).  If a renewal occurs, a portion of that renewal shall be applied to the grace copies already served and the subscription will begin at the time of the prior subscription’s termination.


If you purchase a recurring subscription, you are subscribing to an automatically renewing subscription requiring recurring payments at the stated frequency (e.g., monthly or annually) until you cancel in the manner set forth below. You authorize us to charge your first subscription fee and any applicable taxes on or after the date you purchase your subscription. Your subscription will be automatically renewed unless you tell us to stop. Before the start of each renewal, you will be sent a reminder notice stating the term and rate then in effect (for print subscribers, this will be sent by mail, with an opportunity to opt-out of further renewals). If you do nothing, your credit/debit card will be charged or you will be sent an invoice for your subscription. Print subscribers may cancel online at any time during your subscription by contacting customer service by email at [email protected] or 1-800-274-7293, or by logging in to your online account, to request cancellation and receive a pro-rated refund for all unserved issues. Digital subscribers and Print + Digital subscribers may cancel online at any time during your subscription by emailing [email protected] or logging in to your online account and receive a pro-rated refund based on length of subscription fulfilled. By clicking the checkbox at the beginning of our subscription page you agree to this recurring charge. 

You can access information about or make changes to your subscription by logging in to your account at  

In-App Purchases & Subscriptions

Our Mobile Applications may be downloaded free of charge, however, certain Content may only be available to registered users or those with a valid subscription. Our Mobile Applications may allow you to subscribe to Content through an “in-app purchase” at the cost indicated in the Mobile Application. If you choose to subscribe using the in-app purchase, the operator of the Mobile Application store will process your payment, subject to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policies of the processing party. The Washington Examiner is not responsible for purchases made in Mobile Application stores other than those initiated using our Mobile Applications.

Changes to Subscriptions

The subscription terms or fees may be changed by us at any time in the future in our sole discretion, and we will provide you notice of changes if required by applicable law. If we increase the pricing for your subscription, we will notify you and give you an opportunity to change or cancel your subscription before applying those changes to your account or charging you in connection with an automatic renewal. We may choose in our sole discretion to add, modify, or remove features from a subscription or service on a temporary or permanent basis. If you do not wish to continue subscribing with the new modifications, you may cancel your subscription. Your continued use of our Service after the changes become effective will constitute your acceptance of the changes. If you accept the new subscription and/or fees, the new subscription terms will apply for that renewal and all renewals going forward.


Cancellations by a Subscriber

If you notify us that you would like to cancel a subscription, this will only cancel future charges, and no refunds will be issued for prior charges unless otherwise expressly set forth in these Subscription Terms or if required by applicable law. Your cancellation will become effective at the end of your current billing period. 

In order to avoid future charges, you must cancel your subscription prior to the end of your current subscription period. If you cancel prior to the deadline, you will not be charged or you will be eligible to receive a refund for additional charges. For subscriptions that are canceled within a free trial period, your cancellation will become effective immediately; for all other subscriptions your cancellation will become effective at the end of your current subscription period, and you will continue to have access to your subscription for the remainder of the subscription period.

In order to cancel a subscription, please use one of the following methods:

  • Mobile App subscriptions:  if you purchased your subscription through a third-party (such as the App Store or Google Play), you will need to contact the third-party directly to cancel or make changes to your subscription.

If you cancel your monthly combined print subscription, you will only be charged for the number of copies of the Home Delivery you have received and your digital access to The Washington Examiner premium digital subscription will end upon cancellation. If you cancel your non-monthly combined print subscription—which may have required a commitment for a certain period of time and payment in advance—we will refund you the pro-rata prepaid amount of unserved copies of the print subscription, and your cancellation of the digital products will become effective immediately.  Digital and Print + Digital subscribers may cancel online at any time during your subscription by contacting us as described above, and receive a pro-rated refund based on length of subscription fulfilled.

If you subscribe to multiple products or services, your cancellation of one product or service may not result in the cancellation of all products or services.

EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE STATED IN THESE SUBSCRIPTION TERMS OR AS REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW, YOUR SUBSCRIPTION FEE IS NONREFUNDABLE. If you cancel your subscription, you are not entitled to receive any refund or credits for the time remaining in your subscription period. Except as otherwise stated in these Subscription Terms or as required by applicable law, you will continue to have the same access and benefits of your subscription for the remainder of the current subscription period.

We reserve the right to issue refunds or credits at our sole discretion. If we issue a refund or credit, we are under no obligation to issue the same or similar refund in the future.    

Certain products sold as part of a promotion may have different cancellation or refund policies that will be made clear at the time of purchase or otherwise before they become effective.

Suspensions or Cancellations by Us

Without limiting any other remedies, we reserve the right to suspend or terminate your subscription or product or portion thereof for any reason, with or without notice and without further obligation. If we cancel your subscription, we may give you a pro-rated refund based on the amount of time remaining that you cannot use. However, we will not be obligated to grant you a refund if we terminate your subscription because we determine, in our sole discretion, that your actions or your use of the products or services violate these Subscription Terms or our Terms of Service, any applicable law, or has harmed the service, product, or another user. If any or all of our digital products are temporarily unavailable, you will not receive a refund. We reserve the right to issue refunds or credits at our sole discretion.

We reserve the right to terminate a subscription if your Payment Method becomes invalid, or if we otherwise do not receive payment for your subscription when due.  However, we are not obligated to, and we may choose not to, automatically terminate your account in the event that your credit card expires or your payment method is otherwise invalid. You will remain responsible for all charges and uncollected amounts incurred until you cancel or we, in our sole discretion, decide to terminate your account. In addition, we reserve the right to collect from you all costs we incur in connection with the collection of unpaid amounts, including court costs, attorneys’ fees, collection agency fees, and any other associated costs.

Changes and Credits

When you change your subscription, you may receive a pro-rated credit for fees paid in advance for your prior subscription that will be used toward your new subscription, at our sole discretion. If you cancel your subscription prior to using all of the pro-rated credit, then you may no longer have access to any unused portion of that credit.

Cancellation and Refunds of One-Time Purchases

Unless specified otherwise in these Subscription Terms, one-time purchases cannot be canceled or refunded. For more information on the cancellation terms for gift subscriptions, email us at [email protected]. If we issue a discretionary refund or credit, we are under no obligation to issue the same or similar refund in the future.


We may, from time to time, change these Subscription Terms. Changes will be posted on our Site and will also be available as linked within our Terms of Service. Your continued use of our Services after the changes become effective will constitute your acceptance of the changes.


If there is any conflict between this section and other provisions of these Subscription Terms, this Section shall govern, and these Subscription Terms and the Terms of Service will apply to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law. Residents of certain jurisdictions may have different or additional rights. If, any provision of these Subscription Terms and the Terms of Service is unenforceable for any reason, that provision will be deemed ineffective only to the extent and in the jurisdiction necessary to comply with applicable law, and the remainder of these Subscription Terms and the Terms of Service  will remain in force.

If your jurisdiction of residence grants you a legal right to cancel your subscription and obtain a refund, we will honor that right to the extent applicable.    

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in these Subscription Terms or the Terms of Service :

  • these Subscription Terms or the Terms of Service  will be governed by the laws of your jurisdiction of residence, and otherwise these Subscription Terms and the Terms of Service  will only apply to you to the extent enforceable (including laws regarding the age of majority as applicable to subscriptions and payments, automatic renewals, provision of payment details and rates for renewals, and other requirements of applicable law);
  • all subscriptions will be automatically renewed at the rates displayed at the time of purchase and all charges will be nonrefundable, unless otherwise required by applicable law (including laws of the Province of Quebec);
  • information necessary to process your payment must be provided if you sign up for a promotion and at the promotion’s end, although this may vary based on applicable law (which may include the Province of Quebec);


European Union and United Kingdom

Price Increases:  We will provide you at least 10 working days advance notice of any increase in the price of your subscription.  If you do not agree to the price change, you may cancel as described below.

Right to Withdraw

You have a right to withdraw from subscriptions within a certain time frame as set forth below. Upon cancellation during the applicable time frame, The Washington Examiner will provide a full refund of payments received from you in relation to the subscription being canceled. No payment will be returned to you if you cancel during a free trial period before you have been charged.

Print & Digital Subscription

You have a right to withdraw from subscriptions for combined print and digital products within fourteen (14) days of the date on which you receive (or the recipient of a gift subscription receives) the first issue of a print product. If you cancel, you do not need to return to us any print product you have already received. Upon cancellation, you will no longer receive print products from The Washington Examiner (unless you re-subscribe), and your cancellation of the digital products will become effective immediately.

Premium Digital Subscription

If you cancel your subscriptions for digital products within fourteen (14) days of the date on which the initial subscription term began, you will receive a full refund. Our digital subscription is an instant access service.  Accordingly, you agree at the time of purchase that The Washington Examiner may immediately provide you with the digital subscription and you will lose your right to withdraw for a full refund at that time. Your cancellation of the digital products will become effective immediately.

Limitation of Liability for Residents of Germany

Any liability of The Washington Examiner, its subsidiaries and affiliated companies, as well as its and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents (the “Released Parties”) irrespective of its legal basis is limited to cases of intent or gross negligence. In cases of slight negligence, the Released Parties are only liable if essential contractual obligations are breached. Essential contractual obligations are obligations, the violation of which endangers the achievement of the purpose of the contract or the fulfillment of which enables the proper execution of the contract in the first place and which you regularly trust to be observed. In this case, the liability is limited to damages which are typical and foreseeable. The Released Parties are not liable for the slightly negligent breach of obligations other than those mentioned in the preceding sentences. The above limitations of liability do not apply in the case of personal injury or death. Liability under the German Product Liability Act remains unaffected.

Residents of Canada

Place of the Contract

All Washington Examiner services and products will be provided to the email and/or mailing address provided during the purchase process.

Right to Cancel for Québec Residents

If you cancel your subscription during the middle of a billing period, you will receive a pro-rata refund, which may be subject to The Washington Examiner’ right to charge you a cancellation fee of up to 10% of the pro-rata amount for the remaining portion of your billing period. In no event may this cancellation fee exceed CAD $50.

Residents of Australia

Disclaimer of Warranties



Consumer Guarantees and Obligations Imposed on The Washington Examiner; Limitation of Liability

Australia consumers have certain guarantees, and The Washington Examiner has certain obligations, that cannot be excluded, restricted or modified under the laws of Australia (or only to a limited extent). Any goods or services purchased from The Washington Examiner as a consumer, include consumer guarantees under the Australian Consumer Law (Schedule 2 of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010) which cannot be excluded, restricted or modified. These Subscription Terms are subject to such legislation.

To the extent permitted by applicable law, and subject to any such non-excludable right or remedy, The Washington Examiner is not liable to you for any loss or damage incurred by you in connection with your subscription, whether direct, consequential, special, indirect, or other loss or damage. To the extent permitted by applicable law, The Washington Examiner’ maximum liability to you is limited to the value of the subscription fees paid within the previous six months.

Except as provided in this Section the limitations of The Washington Examiner’ liability described in the Terms of Service apply.

Except as otherwise provided in these Subscription Terms or our Terms of Service, The Washington Examiner is not willing and not obligated to participate in dispute resolution procedures before bodies responsible for out-of-court settlement of consumer disputes.

Goods and Services Tax

Unless otherwise stated, charges referred to for any goods or services supplied (or offered for supply) includes any GST that The Washington Examiner is required to pay on the supply of goods and services to you. GST means the Goods and Services Tax levied in Australia under A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999 (Cth).