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|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Thursday, 04 March 2010 08:17|
TERMS OF SERVICE
Welcome to the Sentinel Company Web site.
The Sentinel Company provides its Web Service to you, subject to the following Terms of Service, which may be updated by us from time to time without notice to you. In addition, when using particular services, you shall be subject to any posted guidelines or rules applicable to such services.
The Sentinel Company provides users with access to a rich collection of resources, including news content, advertising and online communication tools (the “Service”). Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new features shall be subject to the Terms of Service. You understand and agree the Service is provided “as is” and that The Sentinel Company assumes no responsibility for the timeliness, deletion, misdelivery or failure to store any user communications or personalization settings.
In order to use the Service, you must obtain access to the World Wide Web, either directly or through devices that access Web-base content, and pay any service fees associated with such access. In addition, you must provide and are responsible for all equipment necessary to access the Service.
In consideration of your use of the Service, you agree to: (a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the registration form and (b) maintain and promptly update the registration data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or The Sentinel Company has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, The Sentinel Company has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Service.
We are concerned about the safety and privacy of all its users, particularly children. Please remember that the site is designed to appeal to a broad audience. Accordingly, as the legal guardian, it is your responsibility to determine whether any of the services and/or content is appropriate for your child.
You understand that all information, data or other materials (“Content”) publicly posted is the sole responsibility of the person from which the Content originated. This means that you, and not The Sentinel Company, are entirely responsible for all Content that you email, transmit or otherwise make available via the Service. The Sentinel Company does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content. Under no circumstances will The Sentinel Company be liable in any way for any user-posted Content, including, but not limited to, for any errors or omissions in any Content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any said Content.
You agree to not use the Service to:
10) Intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law,
11) “stalk” or otherwise harass another; or
12) Collect or store personal data about other users.
You acknowledge that The Sentinel Company and its designees shall have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to refuse or move any content. Without limiting the foregoing, The Sentinel Company and its designees shall have the right to remove any content that violates the Terms of Service or is otherwise objectionable. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such content.
You acknowledge and agree that The Sentinel Company may preserve Content and may also disclose Content if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process; (b) enforce the Terms of Service; (c) respond to claims that any Content violates the rights of third-parties; or (d) protect the right, property, or personal safety of The Sentinel Company, its users and the public.
Recognizing the global nature of the Internet, you agree to comply with all local rules regarding online conduct and acceptable Content. Specifically, you agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside.
For purposes of the Terms of Service, “publicly accessible areas of the Service” are those accessible by the general public. By way of example, a publicly accessible area of the Service would include forums and comment areas.
With respect to Content you elect to post for inclusion in publicly accessible areas of the Service, you grant The Sentinel Company the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive and fully sub licensable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such Content (in whole or part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed.
You agree to indemnify and hold The Sentinel Company and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, co-branders or other partners, and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of Content you submit, post, transmit or make available through the Service, your use of the Service, your connection to the service, your violation of the Terms of Service, or your violation of any rights of another.
You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service.
10. MODIFICATIONS TO SERVICE
The Sentinel Company reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the service (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that The Sentinel Company shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the service.
You agree that The Sentinel Company, in its sole discretion, may terminate your password, account (or any part thereof) or use of the Service if The Sentinel Company believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of the Terms of Service. You agree that any termination of your access to the Service under any provision of this Terms of Service may be effected without prior notice, and acknowledge and agree that The Sentinel Company may immediately deactivate or delete your account. Further, you agree that The Sentinel Company shall not be liable to you or any third- party for any termination of your access to the Service.
12. DEALINGS WITH ADVERTISERS
Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers found on or through the Service, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such advertiser. You agree that The Sentinel Company shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisers on the Service.
The Sentinel Company may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other World Wide Web sites or resources. Because we have no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that The Sentinel Company is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that The Sentinel Company shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connections with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource.
14. PROPRIETARY RIGHTS
You acknowledge and agree that the Service, the source code and any necessary software used in connection with the Service (“software”) contain proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. You further acknowledge and agree that content contained in sponsor advertisements or information presented to you through the Service or advertisers is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly authorized by The Sentinel Company or advertisers, you agree not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on the service or the software, in whole or in part. You agree not to access the service by any means other than through the interface that is provided by The Sentinel Company for use in accessing the Service.
15. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT:
YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. THE SENTINEL COMPANY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED.
THE SENTINEL COMPANY MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT (I) THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (II) THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, (III) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICE WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, (iv) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS , SERVICES, INFORAMTION, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS, AND (v) ANY ERRORS IN THE SOFTWARE WILL BE CORRECTED.
ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESUTLS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL.
NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM THE SENTINEL COMPANY OR THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THE TERMS OF SERVICE.
16. LIMITATION OF LIBILITY
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THE SENTINEL COMPANY SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES RESULTING FROM: (I) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE; (ii)THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS, DATA, INFORMATION OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICE; (iii) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOU TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (iv) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SERVICE; OR(v) ANY OTHER MATTER REALATING TO THE SERVICE.
17. EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OF SECTION 16 AND 17 MAY NOT APPY TO YOU.
Notices to you may be made via either email or regular mail. The Sentinel Company may also provide notices of changes to the Terms of Service or other matters by displaying notices or links to notices to you generally on the Service.
19. TRADEMARK INFORMATION
Sentinel-tribune.com, sent-trib.com and the Sentinel-Tribune are trademarks of the Sentinel Company. Without prior permission, you agree not to display or use in any manner, these trademarks.
Local content on The Sentinel Company web sites is protected by federal copyright laws and cannot be reprinted or electronically distributed for editorial or commercial purposes without written permission by the Sentinel Company. The Sentinel Company grants Internet users a limited right to download and print a limited amount of the Sentinel Company’s content for your personal, noncommercial use. You also may, on an occasional and irregular basis, include excerpts or limited portions of The Sentinel Company information in printed memos, reports and presentations. You must attribute this information to us by including the statement “Used with permission from the Sentinel Company. Copyright The Sentinel Company. All rights reserved. “You may not post any content from The Sentinel Company to web sites, newsgroups, mail lists or electronic bulletin boards, without prior written consent of the Sentinel Company.
Any other reproduction of content from The Sentinel Company requires permission from us. And some forms of reproduction will require you to pay a licensing fee. If permission is granted, articles must be reproduced in their entirety, unedited, and accompanied by the above listed copyright statement and credit.
The Sentinel Company does not have authority to grant reprint or distribution rights to content from news syndicates and news services. If you are interested in using this content, please contact the content provider.
21. GENERAL INFORMATION
The Terms of Service constitute the entire agreement between you and the Sentinel Company and govern your use of the service, superseding any prior agreements between you and The Sentinel Company. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use affiliate services, third-party content or third-party software.
Please report any violations of the Terms of Service to:
P.O. Box 88
300 E. Poe Rd.
Bowling Green, Ohio 43402
|Last Updated on Friday, 29 June 2012 07:53|