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Last Revised Sept 18, 2011
The following User Agreement (“Agreement”) governs the use of NorthCoastOregon.com
(“Website”), including without limitation participation in its bulletin boards, forums, personal
ads, chats, and all other areas (except to the extent stated otherwise on a specific page) as
provided by NorthCoastOregon.com LLC/Bart Rummell (“Service Provider,” “we,” or “our”).
Please read the rules contained in this Agreement carefully. You can access this Agreement
any time at http://northcoastoregon.homestead.com/useragreement. Your use of and/or
registration on any aspect of the Website will constitute your agreement to comply with these
rules. If you cannot agree with these rules, please do not use the Website.
Website constitutes agreement to its terms and conditions as well.
The Agreement may be modified from time to time; the date of the most recent revisions will
appear on this page, so check back often. Continued access of the Website by you will
constitute your acceptance of any changes or revisions to the Agreement.
Your failure to follow these rules, whether listed below or in bulletins posted at various points
in the Website, may result in suspension or termination of your access to the Website, without
notice, in addition to Service Provider’s other remedies.
We strive to provide an enjoyable online experience for our users, so we may monitor activity
on the Website, including the news article comment (opinion) sections, the bulletin boards,
forums, personal ads, and chats, to foster compliance with this Agreement. All users of the
Website hereby specifically agree to such monitoring. Nevertheless, we do not make any
warranties or guarantees that: (1) the Website, or any portion thereof, will be monitored for
accuracy or unacceptable use, (2) apparent statements of fact will be authenticated, or (3) we
will take any specific action (or any action at all) in the event of a dispute regarding
compliance or non-compliance with this Agreement.
II. MEDICAL INFORMATION DISCLAIMER
1. The Website is not a forum for the exchange of medical information, advice or the
promotion of self-destructive behavior (e.g., eating disorders, suicide). While you may freely
discuss your troubles, you should not look to the Website for information or advice on such
topics. Instead, we recommend that you talk in person with a trusted adult that you know or a
2. THE INFORMATION ON THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED FOR EDUCATIONAL AND
ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY, AND IS IN NO WAY INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE, CURE,
OR TREAT ANY MEDICAL OR OTHER CONDITION. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF YOUR
PHYSICIAN OR OTHER QUALIFIED HEALTH PROVIDER PRIOR TO STARTING ANY NEW DIET
AND ASK YOUR DOCTOR ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE REGARDING A MEDICAL
CONDITION. IN ADDITION TO ALL OTHER LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMERS IN THIS
AGREEMENT, SERVICE PROVIDER AND ITS THIRD PARTY PROVIDERS DISCLAIM ANY
LIABILITY OR LOSS IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONTENT PROVIDED ON THIS WEBSITE.
III. TECHNOLOGY INFORMATION DISCLAIMER
1. The website is not a forum for the exchange of technological information, advice or the
promotion of specific types of technology. While you may freely discuss troubles you are
experiencing you should not look to the Website for information or advice on such topics. We
recommend that you talk in person with a trusted professional in the technology of interest.
2. THE INFORMATION ON THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED FOR EDUCATIONAL AND
ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY, AND IS IN NO WAY INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE OR
OFFER SOLUTIONS. IN ADDITION TO ALL OTHER LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMERS IN THIS
AGREEMENT, SERVICE PROVIDER AND ITS THIRD PARTY PROVIDERS DISCLAIM ANY
LIABILITY OR LOSS IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONTENT PROVIDED ON THIS WEBSITE.
IV. Registration and Account Creation
1. REGISTRATION INFORMATION:
Service Provider may at times require that you register and/or set up an account to use certain
portions of the Website, or the Website as a whole. In order to do so, you may be provided, or
required to choose, a password, User Id, and/or other registration information (collectively,
“Registration Information”). You agree and represent that all Registration Information
provided by you is accurate and up-to-date. You may not impersonate, imitate or pretend to be
somebody else when registering and/or setting up an account on the Website. If any of your
Registration Information changes, you must update it by using the appropriate update
2. USE OF USER ID/PASSWORD:
A. If you register and/or set up an account on the Website, you will be solely responsible
for maintaining the confidentiality of your Registration Information. You may not authorize
others to use your Registration Information. You may not sub-license, transfer, sell or assign
your Registration Information and/or this Agreement to any third party without our written
approval. Any attempt to do so will be null and void and shall be considered a material breach
of this Agreement.
B. You are solely responsible for all usage or activity on your account including, but not
limited to, use of the account by any person who uses your Registration Information, with or
without authorization, or who has access to any computer on which your account resides or is
C. If you have reason to believe that your account is no longer secure (for example, in the
event of a loss, theft or unauthorized disclosure or use of your Registration Information or any
credit, debit or charge card number stored on the Website), you must promptly change the
affected Registration Information by using the appropriate update mechanism on the Website,
3. FEES AND PAYMENTS:
A. Service Provider or third parties may charge you fees for products or services offered
for sale through the Website, and/or for access to portions of the Website or the Website as a
whole. You agree to pay all fees and charges, including applicable taxes, incurred through
your account at the rates in effect for the billing period in which such fees and charges are
incurred, including but not limited to charges for any products or services offered for sale
through the Website by Service Provider or by any third party vendor or provider (such fees,
charges and taxes shall collectively be referred to as “Fees”). Service Provider reserves the
right to change the amount of, or basis for determining, any Fees, and to institute new Fees,
effective upon prior notice to you.
B. If you submit your credit, debit or charge card information to Service Provider upon
registration or otherwise, you give Service Provider permission to charge all Fees incurred
through your account to the credit, debit or charge card you designate. Any additional Fees
(other than renewal fees) will be charged at the time they are incurred. If payment cannot be
charged to your credit, debit or charge card or your payment is returned to Service Provider
for any reason, including charge back, Service Provider reserves the right to either suspend
or terminate your account and all its obligations under this Agreement.
V. Rules of Usage:
1. USE OF THE WEBSITE BY YOU:
A. The Website is not intended for users under the age of 13, and Service Provider does
not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from users under the age of 13. Such
users are expressly prohibited from submitting their personally identifiable information to us,
and from using portions of the Website for which registration is required, such as our forums
and chat areas; any information submitted by such users will not knowingly be used, posted,
or retained by us.
B. Unless otherwise specified, the Website is intended for your personal use only. You may
not authorize others to use the Website, and you are responsible for all use of the Website by
you and by those you allow to use, or provide access to, the Website. You may not
impersonate, imitate or pretend to be somebody else when using the Website.
C. You may not provide to or post on or through the Website any graphics, text,
photographs, images, video, audio or other material that constitutes junk mail, spam,
advertising, and/or commercial offers. You may not repeat the same posting multiple times in
a day or week.
D. You agree not to use any obscene, indecent, or offensive language or to provide to or
post on or through the Website any graphics, text, photographs, images, video, audio or other
material that is defamatory, abusive, bullying, harassing, racist, hateful, or violent. You agree
to refrain from ethnic slurs, religious intolerance, homophobia, and personal attacks when
using the Website.
E. You further agree not to use any sexually explicit language or to provide to or post on or
through the Website any graphics, text, photographs, images, video, audio or other material
that is sexually explicit. Do not “cyber” or solicit another to “cyber” (participate in virtual sex)
on or through the Website.
F. You may not provide to or post on or through the Website any graphics, text,
photographs, images, video, audio or other material that is encrypted, invades anyone’s
privacy, or illustrates, references or encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal
offense, give rise to civil liability, or that otherwise violates any local, state, federal, national or
international law or regulation (e.g., drug use, underage drinking). You agree to use the
Website only for lawful purposes and you acknowledge that your failure to do so may subject
you to civil and criminal liability. Do not provide to or post on or through the Website any
graphics, text, photographs, images, video, audio or other material that includes instructions
for weapon and/or explosive manufacture or use.
G. You are responsible for ensuring that any graphics, text, photographs, images, video,
audio or other material you provide to or post on the Website, including without limitation in
bulletin boards, forums, personal ads, chats or elsewhere, does not violate the copyright,
trademark, trade secret or any other personal or proprietary rights of any third party or is
provided or posted with the permission of the owner(s) of such rights.
H. The Website may contain graphics, text, photographs, images, video, audio and other
material that is clearly identified for your use (“Assets”). The Assets are protected by state,
national and international copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws.
Nevertheless, we (and our licensors) grant to you the limited, non-exclusive, right and license
to use the Assets solely as described on the Website, as limited by this Agreement, and
provided further that you keep intact any and all copyright and other proprietary notices.
I. The Website also contains other graphics, text, photographs, images, video, audio,
software, code, and other material that is provided by Service Provider or its licensors and is
not clearly identified as, or intended, for your use, including without limitation the
organization, design, compilation, and “look and feel” of the Website, and advertising thereon
(“Website Content”). The Website Content is protected by state, national and international
copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws, and is the property of Service
Provider or its licensors. The copying, reproduction, publication, display, rearrangement,
redistribution, modification, revision, alteration, cropping, re-sizing, reverse engineering,
movement, removal, deletion, or other use or change by you, directly or indirectly, of any such
Website Content, including but not limited to the removal or alteration of advertising, is
J. You may not in any way make commercial or other unauthorized use, by publication, retransmission,
distribution, performance, caching, or otherwise, of material obtained through
the Website, including without limitation the Assets or Website Content, except as permitted
by the Copyright Act or other law or as expressly permitted in writing by this Agreement,
Service Provider or the Website.
K. You agree not to disrupt, overwhelm, attack, modify, reverse engineer or interfere with
the Website or its associated software, hardware and/or servers in any way, and you agree not
to impede or interfere with others’ use of the Website.
L. You agree to post comments in appropriate spaces, venues, threads, on subject and
with appropriate language and will only post what you believe to be a true representation of
what you believe to be the truth. You take complete responsibility for all posts that you write
and material that you submit. If asked by the Service Provider you will provide complete and
true contact information.
M. Other than connecting to Service Provider’s servers by http requests using a Web
browser, you may not attempt to gain access to Service Provider’s servers by any means –
including, without limitation, by using administrator passwords or by masquerading as an
administrator while using the Website or otherwise.
N. You acknowledge that Service Provider has not reviewed and does not endorse the
content of all sites linked to from this Website and is not responsible for the content or
actions of any other sites linked to from this Website. Your linking to any service or site is at
your sole risk.
2. COMMENTS BY OTHERS ARE NOT ENDORSED BY SERVICE PROVIDER:
Service Provider does not necessarily endorse, support, sanction, encourage, verify, or agree
with the comments, opinions, or statements posted on forums, blogs or otherwise contained
in the Website. Any information or material placed online, including advice and opinions, are
the views and responsibility of those who post the statements and do not necessarily
represent the views of Service Provider or its third party service providers. You agree that
Service Provider and its third party service providers are not responsible, and shall have no
liability to you, with respect to any information or materials posted by others, including
defamatory, offensive or illicit material, even material that violates this Agreement.
3. USE OF MATERIAL SUPPLIED BY YOU:
For information regarding use of information about you that you may supply or communicate
graphics, photographs, images, video or audio files, inputting data, or engaging in any other
form of communication with or through the Website, you grant us a royalty-free, perpetual,
non-exclusive, unrestricted, worldwide license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, translate,
enhance, transmit, distribute, publicly perform, display, or sublicense any such
communication (including your identity and information about you) in any medium (now in
existence or hereinafter developed) and for any purpose, including commercial purposes, and
to authorize others to do so. In addition, please be aware that information you disclose in
publicly accessible portions of the Website will be available to all users of the Website, so you
should be mindful of personal information and other content you may wish to post.
4. COPYRIGHT COMPLAINTS:
A. Service Provider respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do
the same. Service Provider may, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, suspend
or terminate the access of and take other action against users, subscribers, registrants and
account holders who infringe the copyright rights of others.
B. If you believe that your work has been copied and is accessible on the Website in a way
that constitutes copyright infringement, or that the Website contains links or other references
to another online location that contains material or activity that infringes your copyright
rights, you may notify Service Provider by providing the following information (as required by
the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act of the Digital Millennium Copyright
Act, 17 U.S.C. sec. 512) to our Service Provider as set forth below:
i. A physical or electronic signature of person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of
an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
ii. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or if multiple
copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative
list of such works at that site;
iii. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of
infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and
information reasonably sufficient to permit Service Provider to locate the material;
iv. Information reasonably sufficient to permit Service Provider to contact the complaining
party, such as an address, telephone number, and if available, an electronic mail address at
which the complaining party may be contacted;
v. A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in
the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
vi. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of
perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive
right that is allegedly infringed.
For communications on all matters, please contact Service Provider as described on the
Website, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
5. MERCHANDISE SOLD ON OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE:
Neither Service Provider nor its third party service providers make any warranties with respect
to any of the merchandise, products, and/or services featured, mentioned, or sold on or
through the Website. Transactions for any such item shall be between the user and the third
party seller, distributor, or manufacturer without any involvement of Service Provider or its
third party service providers. You agree that Service Provider and its third party service
providers are not responsible, and shall have no liability to you, with respect to merchandise,
products, and/or services featured, mentioned, sold, or distributed on or through the Website,
including illegal, offensive or illicit, even items that violate this Agreement.
You agree to indemnify Service Provider and its affiliates, employees, agents, representatives
and third party service providers, and to defend and hold each of them harmless, from any
and all claims and liabilities (including attorneys fees) which may arise from your
submissions, from your unauthorized use of material obtained through the Website, or from
your breach of this Agreement, or from any such acts through your use of the Website.
7. EDITING AND DELETIONS:
Service Provider reserves the right, but undertakes no duty, to review, edit, move or delete
any material provided for display or placed on the Website or its bulletin boards, in its sole
discretion, without notice.
8. ADDITIONAL RULES:
Service Provider reserves the right to post, from time to time, additional rules of usage that
apply to specific parts of the Website. Such additional rules will be posted in the relevant
parts of the Website. Your continued use of the Website constitutes your agreement to comply
with these additional rules.
9. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU ARE USING THE WEBSITE AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE
WEBSITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS”, AND THE SERVICE PROVIDER, ITS AFFILIATES AND ITS
THIRD PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL
WARRANTIES, EXPRESS AND IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY
WARRANTIES OF ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, NONINFRINGEMENT,
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR ANY OTHER WARRANTY,
CONDITION, GUARANTEE OR REPRESENTATION, WHETHER ORAL, IN WRITING OR IN
ELECTRONIC FORM, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE ACCURACY OR
COMPLETENESS OF ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN OR PROVIDED BY THE
WEBSITE. SERVICE PROVIDER, ITS AFFILIATES, AND ITS THIRD PARTY SERVICE
PROVIDERS DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT ACCESS TO THE WEBSITE WILL BE
UNINTERRUPTED OR THAT THERE WILL BE NO FAILURES, ERRORS OR OMISSIONS OR
LOSS OF TRANSMITTED INFORMATION, OR THAT NO VIRUSES WILL BE TRANSMITTED ON
SERVICE PROVIDER, ITS AFFILIATES AND ITS THIRD PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS SHALL
NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTIES FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL,
CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ALLEGEDLY SUSTAINED ARISING OUT OF THIS
AGREEMENT, THE PROVIDING OF THE WEBSITE HEREUNDER, THE SALE OR PURCHASE
OF ANY GOODS OR MERCHANDISE, YOUR ACCESS TO OR INABILITY TO ACCESS THE
WEBSITE, INCLUDING FOR VIRUSES ALLEGED TO HAVE BEEN OBTAINED FROM THE
WEBSITE, YOUR USE OF OR RELIANCE ON THE WEBSITE OR ANY OF THE MERCHANDISE,
INFORMATION OR MATERIALS AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE, REGARDLESS OF THE TYPE
OF CLAIM OR THE NATURE OF THE CAUSE OF ACTION, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE
POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF
IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL
OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT
APPLY TO YOU. YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
YOU HEREBY AGREE TO RELEASE SERVICE PROVIDER, ITS AFFILIATES AND THIRD-PARTY
SERVICE PROVIDERS, AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS,
EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS FROM CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND DAMAGES (ACTUAL AND
CONSEQUENTIAL) OF EVERY KIND AND NATURE, KNOWN AND UNKNOWN, SUSPECTED
AND UNSUSPECTED, DISCLOSED AND UNDISCLOSED (“CLAIMS”), ARISING OUT OF OR IN
ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH YOUR USE OF THIS SITE. IF YOU ARE A CALIFORNIA
RESIDENT, YOU WAIVE CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 1542, WHICH STATES, IN PART:
“A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT
KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE,
WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS SETTLEMENT WITH THE
10. TERMINATION OR SUSPENSION OF ACCESS TO THE WEBSITE:
Service Provider has the right to terminate and/or suspend your ability to access the Website
or any portion thereof, for any or no reason, without notice.
Service Provider makes no representation that materials on the Website are appropriate,
available or legal in any particular location. Those who choose to access the Website do so on
their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent
local laws are applicable.
You agree that this Agreement, for all purposes, shall be governed and construed in
accordance with the laws of the State of Oregon applicable to contracts to be wholly
performed therein, and any action based on, relating to, or alleging a breach of this Agreement
must be brought in a state or federal court in Oregon. In addition, both parties agree to submit
to the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of such courts.
We may at times offer auctions on the Website; should we do so, we may use third-party
service provider(s) to administer the auctions. If so, you must agree to such third party’s user
agreements, contracts and rules pertaining to the use of its service. Neither Service Provider
nor its auction service provider(s) have any control or assume responsibility for the quality,
safety or legality of the items advertised. We provide a venue to bring buyers and sellers
together over the Internet. If you participate in auctions on the Website, please note that
Service Provider does not participate and does not have any control over or assume any
responsibility or liability for the quality, safety or legality of the items advertised, the truth or
accuracy of the listings, the ability of sellers to sell items, or the functionality of the auction
13. ASSOCIATED PRESS:
The following provision applies to all visitors to the Website (which shall include persons and
representatives of legal entities, whether such representatives are persons or digital engines
of any kind that crawl, index, scrape, copy, store or transmit digital content). By accessing
this Website, you specifically acknowledge and agree that: (i) Associated Press text, photo,
graphic, audio and/or video material shall not be published, broadcast, rewritten for broadcast
or publication or redistributed directly or indirectly in any medium; (ii) no Associated Press
materials nor any portion thereof may be stored in a computer except for personal and noncommercial
use; (iii) the Associated Press will not be held liable for any delays, inaccuracies,
errors or omissions therefrom or in the transmission or delivery of all or any part thereof or
for any damages arising from any of the foregoing; (iv) the Associated Press is an intended
third party beneficiary of these terms and conditions and it may exercise all rights and
remedies available to it; and (v) the Associated Press reserves the right to audit possible
unauthorized commercial use of Associated Press materials or any portion thereof at any
* * * * * * * * * * * *
If you don’t agree to the terms contained in this Agreement, please exit the Website by
clicking the Back button on your browser to return to the previous page or by closing the
page and exiting.
14. CONTACT INFORMATION
Publisher Bart Rummell: email@example.com
News Editor Carrie Bartoldus: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (847) 235-9499
Last Revised September 18, 2011
(“Service Provider,” “we” or “our”) treats the information you provide while using
NorthCoastOregon.com (“Website”). It is our goal to bring you information that is tailored to
your individual needs and, at the same time, protect your privacy.
http://northcoastoregon.homestead.com/privacypolicy. Your use of and/or registration on any
offline and on sites linked to from the Website.
Website constitutes agreement to its terms and conditions as well.
will appear on this page, so check back often. Continued access of the Website by you will
I. THE TYPE OF INFORMATION THE WEBSITE COLLECTS
The Website generally collects personally identifying information with your specific
knowledge and consent. For instance, when you enter a sweepstakes or contest, complete a
survey, make a purchase, subscribe to our publication(s), or register for any portion of our
services, you are asked to provide information such as your e-mail address, name or phone
number. Optional information such as your age or gender may also be requested.
Our servers may also automatically collect information about your computer when you visit
the Website, including without limitation the type of browser software you use, the operating
system you are running, the website that referred you, and your Internet Protocol (“IP”)
address. Your IP address is usually associated with the place from which you enter the
Internet, like your Internet Service Provider, your company or your university.
II. HOW THE WEBSITE USES INFORMATION PROVIDED BY YOU
Service Provider uses personally identifying information you supply through the Website to
provide you with the service you have requested. For example, if you subscribe to any of our
publications, we may use your e-mail address to send you a confirmation notice and your
mailing address to send you the publication. Similarly, if you enter an online sweepstakes, we
will use this information to notify you if you are a winner. We may also use the information to
communicate with you about new features, products or services, and/or to improve the
services that we offer by tailoring them to your needs.
Unless otherwise specified on the Website, Service Provider may sell or share personally
identifying information with our affiliates and with carefully selected companies who we think
can offer you services and products of interest to you. If you do not wish to have your
personally identifying information shared, write to us at the street address set forth at the end
of this document. If you do not wish to receive future commercial communications from us by
e-mail, simply follow the unsubscribe instructions contained within the e-mail. If you’ve
registered on any part of the Website, please use the mechanism on the Website that allows
you to change or update your member preferences or information, if available, to keep all such
below with your changes.
We also allow access to our database by third parties that provide us with services, such as
technical maintenance or forums and job search software, but only for the purpose of and to
the extent necessary to provide those services. And if you choose to purchase items through
features on the Website, we may forward your information to third parties for services such as
credit card processing and order fulfillment. There are also times when you provide
information about yourself to us in areas of the site that may be managed or participated in by
third parties, such as auction services or shopping areas. In such cases, the information may
be used by us and by such third party(ies), each pursuant to its own policies. We may also
provide your information to our advertisers, so that they can serve ads to you that meet your
needs or match your interests. While Service Provider will seek to require such third parties to
follow appropriate privacy policies and will not authorize them to use this information except
for the express purpose for which it is provided, Service Provider does not bear any
responsibility for any actions or policies of third parties. We may also provide access to our
database in order to cooperate with official investigations or legal proceedings, including, for
example, in response to subpoenas, search warrants, court orders, or other legal process.
In addition, we reserve the right to use the information we collect about your computer, which
may at times be able to identify you, for any lawful business purpose, including without
limitation to help diagnose problems with our servers, to gather broad demographic
information, and to otherwise administer our Website.
While your personally identifying information is protected as outlined above, we reserve the
right to use, transfer, sell, and share aggregated, anonymous data about our users as a group
for any business purpose, such as analyzing usage trends and seeking compatible
advertisers and partners.
In addition, as our business changes, we may buy or sell various assets. In the event all or a
portion of the assets owned or controlled by Service Provider, its parent or any subsidiary or
affiliated entity are sold, assigned, transferred or acquired by another company, the
information from and/or about our Website users may be among the transferred assets.
You may have read about “cookies,” nuggets of information that are placed by a Website in a
track usage patterns on the site, to deliver editorial content, and to record registration and
personalization information. For example, if you register on any part of the Website and are
given the option to save your user name and password on your computer, we can provide this
convenience to you by placing a cookie on your computer. Our cookies may contain
personally identifiable information and such cookies may be shared with our affiliates and
Some of our advertisers occasionally serve you cookies as well. We do not have control over
cookies placed by advertisers.
We may also use advertising service vendors to help present advertisements on the Website.
advertisements tailored to interests you have shown by browsing on this and other sites you
have visited, to determine whether you have seen a particular advertisement before and to
avoid sending you duplicate advertisements. In doing so, these vendors may collect nonpersonal
data such as your browser type, your operating system, Web pages visited, time of
beacons, or similar technologies by these advertising service vendors is subject to their own
privacy policies, not ours, and Service Provider disclaims all liability in connection therewith.
If you do not want the benefits of these advertising cookies, you may be able to opt-out by
If you don’t want any cookies, your Web browser likely includes an option that allows you to
Website may not function properly.
IV. INFORMATION SECURITY AND NOTIFICATION
Because no data transmission over the Internet is completely secure, and no system of
physical or electronic security is impenetrable, Service Provider can not guarantee the
security of the information you send to us or the security of our servers or databases, and by
using the Website you agree to assume all risk in connection with the information sent to us
or collected by us when you use the Website. In the unlikely event that we believe that the
security of your information in our possession or control may have been compromised, we
may seek to notify you. If notification is appropriate, we may notify you by e-mail (provided we
have your e-mail address).
V. KIDS AND PARENTS
This Website is not intended for use by children, especially those under age 13. No one under
age 13 is allowed to provide any personal information or use our public discussion areas,
forums and chats. Minors between the ages of 13 and 17 must get the permission of their
parent(s) or legal guardian(s) before making purchases, including subscriptions, on this site.
If your children disclose information about themselves in publicly accessible areas of the
Website, they may get unsolicited messages from other parties. Accordingly, you should tell
them not to do so.
VI. CONTACT INFORMATION