Last Updated: December 3, 2008
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The Website assumes no responsibility for the accuracy, currency, completeness or usefulness of information, views, opinions or advice in any material contained on the Website. In addition, it does not endorse any opinions or recommendations posted by others. Any information posted on the Website is the responsibility of the person or persons posting the message. Any user who violates the Terms may be permanently banned from posting ads or using the Website. You understand that all postings, messages, advertisements, photos, sounds, images, text, files, video or other materials (collectively "Content") posted on, transmitted through, or linked from the Website, are solely the responsibility of the person from whom such Content originated. You understand that the Website does not control, and is not responsible for Content available on the Website. You agree that the Website does not pre-screen, monitor or approve any Content, but that the Website shall have the right, but not the obligation to remove, refuse, edit or delete any Content for any reason whatsoever. The Website shall not be responsible for any interaction between you and the other users of the Website. Your dealings with others through the Website are solely between you and such other parties. Under no circumstances will the Website be liable for any goods, services, resources or content available through such third party dealings or communications, or for any harm related thereto. The Website is under no obligation to become involved in any disputes between you and other users of the Website or between you and any other third parties.
You agree that our service is a venue for posters and users of the Website. In the event that you have a dispute with any user of the Website, you agree that the Website is under no obligation to become involved. You further agree to release the Website from any and all claims, demands, and damages arising out of or in connection with such dispute.
You are entirely responsible and liable for any ad content you post or any ad that is posted through your Account.
Right to Remove Content or Block Access
We reserve the right to remove any material, and if we deem appropriate, to turn over to law enforcement officials, any material, including messages, e-mails, or postings that violates these Prohibited Actions rules, according to our sole interpretation. News & Review may also remove all other content by such user, disable the users account, and otherwise prevent that user from using our services. We also reserve the right to comply with any order or otherwise cooperate with law enforcement officials regarding the identification of any user alleged to be using News & Review Website in violation of the law. You agree not to hold the Website liable for such termination. You agree not to attempt to use the Website after termination.
By using the Website, you agree not to do any of the following:
- Post, distribute, upload, transmit or otherwise make available material which infringes and/or violates any right of a third party or any domestic or international law, rule, or regulation, including copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, confidential information or intellectual property rights of others; or other proprietary rights or rights of publicity or privacy of third parties;
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- Advertise or sell any products, services or otherwise (whether or not for profit), or solicit others or use this Website for commercial purposes of any kind
- Use News & Review or this Website to promote any activity that may be found illegal at the local, state, or federal level (including, but not limited to, laws governing export control, consumer protection, unfair competition, antidiscrimination, or false advertising), or any content that is itself illegal in any way, such as fraudulent advertising or advertising involving the sale of counterfeit or stolen items;
- Post, distribute, upload, transmit, or otherwise make available any executable programming of any kind, such as viruses, bots, worms, Trojan horses, spyware, time bombs, cancelbots, easter eggs, or any form of malicious or benign computer programming whatsoever;
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- Identifiably impersonate another individual, by false representations in the text, by creating a misleading screen name that misrepresents the poster’s identity in an identifiable fashion, or by using another individual’s account to post, with or without that individual’s knowledge, or allow another person to use your identification to post or view comments or solicit passwords or personal identifying information from other users;
- Post, distribute, upload, transmit, or otherwise make available (a) direct links to or descriptions of goods and services that are prohibited under these Terms, (b) content that is untrue, inaccurate, deliberately misleading, or trade libelous, (c) encrypted content or content that can be demonstrated to contain encoded messages, and/or (d) content that creates liability for us or causes us to lose (in whole or in part) the services of our ISPs or other partners or suppliers;
- Attempting or having unauthorized access to non-public areas of the Website. In addition, if you have a password to a non-public area of the Website, you may not disclose to, or share your password, with any third parties and/or use your password for unauthorized purposes;
- Attempting to decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the software comprising or in any way making up all or any part of the Website; modifying any meta data, copying or duplicating in any manner any of the content; framing of or linking to any of the Website, its content or information available from the Website without the express written consent of agents of the Website;
- Discriminating on the grounds of race, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or refers to such matters in any manner prohibited by law;
- Posting free ads promoting links to commercial services or websites except on a limited basis in the Classified Services section.
Any violation of these Terms may result in the termination of your right to use News & Review Website without notice.
Although News & Review cannot monitor the conduct of its users off the Website, it is also a violation of these Terms to use any information obtained from this Website in order to harass, abuse, or harm another person, or in order to contact, advertise to, solicit or sell to any user without that user’s prior explicit consent.
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Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) Notice
In operating the Website, we may act as a “services provider” (as defined by DMCA) and offer services as online provider of materials and links to third-party websites. As a result, third-party materials that we do not own or control may be transmitted, stored, accessed or otherwise made available using the Website. If you believe any material available via the Website infringes a copyright, you should notify us using the notice procedure for claimed infringement under the DMCA. We will respond expeditiously to remove or disable access to the material claimed to be infringing and will follow the procedures specified in the DMCA to resolve the claim between the notifying party and the alleged infringer who provided the Content. Our designated agent (i.e., proper party for notice) to whom you should address infringement notices under the DMCA is .
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- Identify the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;
- Identify the material on the Website that you claim is infringing, with enough detail so that we may locate it on the Website;
- A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
- A statement by you declaring under penalty of perjury that (a) the above information in your notice is accurate, and (b) that you are the owner of the copyright interest involved or that you are authorized to act on behalf of that owner;
- Your address, telephone number, and email address; and
- Your physical or electronic signature.
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