Standards of Conduct
The Site is intended for use by people who are over 18 years of age. By submitting comments or otherwise participating on this Site, you certify that you are at least 18 years of age. We welcome people of all races, religions, genders, national origins, sexual orientations and points of view. We do not tolerate expressions of bigotry, hatred, harassment or abuse, nor will we tolerate threats of harm to anyone as determined by the Publisher in its sole and absolute discretion. We do not allow defamatory, threatening, unlawful, abusive, tasteless, embarrassing, vulgar or indecorous content or statements. For the same reason, we do not allow sexually explicit or obscene material on the Site, nor links to such material. Notwithstanding the foregoing, it is expressly agreed, by participation in the Site that the Publisher is not responsible for any content posted by people, and people are solely and individually responsible for the quality and accuracy of any content they may post on the Site. Users of this Site shall not impersonate another person or otherwise misrepresent their identity or affiliation. Users shall also not allow any other person or entity to use his or her identification for posting comments.
Ownership of Copyright and Intellectual Property
All materials found in the pages of this website are protected under the copyright laws of United States and of other countries. Certain names, words, titles, phrases, logos, icons, graphics or designs in the pages of this website may constitute trade names, trademarks or service marks of the Publisher or the Publisher’s managing agent, or the use of which may have been licensed to them. The display of trademarks, trade names or service marks on pages at this Site does not imply that a license of any kind has been granted to anyone else. Any unauthorized downloading, retransmission, republication or other copying or modification of material posted on this website, including trademarks, trade names, and service marks, may violate federal, provincial, common or civil law trademark law and copyright law, and result in legal action. Users shall not post comments that infringe on the rights of any third party, including intellectual property, privacy or publicity rights.
Materials, documents and information contained in this Site are for informational purposes only. The Publisher makes no representations about the suitability of the information contained in the documents and related graphics published on this Site for any purpose. The materials, documents and information contained on this Site are believed to be accurate and complete at the time of posting. Although the Publisher attempts to ensure that all information, documents and materials remain current and accurate, the Publisher does not warrant their accuracy, completeness and currency at all times. In addition, the Publisher does not warrant the accuracy, adequacy, completeness, or software algorithms and expressly disclaims liability for error or omission in any software algorithms.
The information, documents, materials and software algorithms contained on this Site or which may be downloaded from this Site, including text, graphics and hyperlinks, are provided “as is” and “as available.” The Publisher does not warrant, guarantee or otherwise endorse any particular product, vendor or service that may be advertised on the Site. The Publisher is not responsible for the contents of any advertisement, or for the goods and services of our advertisers. The Publisher disclaims all warranties and conditions with regard to this information, including all implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement. In no event shall the Publisher be liable for any direct, special, indirect or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever arising out of or in any way connected with the use or performance of the Site.
No Illegal Activities
Illegal activities are prohibited. Specifically, you shall not use the Site to advocate illegal conduct or participate in illegal or fraudulent schemes. You shall also not use the Site to distribute unauthorized copies of copyrighted material, including photos, artwork, text, recordings, designs or computer programs. In addition, you shall not post, or use, computer programs that contain destructive features, such as malware, viruses, worms, Trojan horses, bots scripts, spyware, invasive or privacy-invasive software, and any other form of software or spam.
The Site may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, forums and/or other message or communication tools designed to enable people to communicate with the public at large or with a group (collectively, “Communication Services”). Postings to and transmission between parties via the Communication Services are not reviewed prior to appearing on the Site. We reserve the right to remove messages that are flagged as inappropriate by any people that express concern. If you see a comment that violates the rules as set forth in this disclaimer, please contact the Publisher. The Publisher reserves the right to edit, move, or delete any postings on the Communication Services, and to immediately terminate or suspend access to the Site for conduct that interferes with others’ enjoyment of the Site. By posting any comments on the Site, you give the Publisher the irrevocable right to reproduce, distribute, publish, display, edit, modify, create derivative works from, and otherwise use your comments for any purpose in any form and on any media.
The Site may provide forums that cover a number of topics; you should assume that all content represents individual commenters’ and participants’ point of view; that the opinions expressed herein are subjective and not intended as professional or legal advice. We do our best to encourage positive, helpful communication and discourage disruptive or negative communication. We also discourage disruptive statements that incite others to violate our standards of conduct. We encourage your participation in upholding our standards. When in doubt about appropriate behavior here, remember that although the Site is a virtual community, the people here are real. So, just as when you join any gathering of people, we ask that you treat others with mutual respect and with care.
Links to Third Party Sites and Advertisements
We may provide links to other websites at certain places on our Site; however, we do not endorse, approve, certify or control any of those websites. Because we do not have any control over external websites, you acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the content of any other websites mentioned or linked to with this Site, or the availability, accuracy, completeness, efficacy, or timeliness of information contained on those websites. In addition, we are not and will not be responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any linked website. Use of those websites or any information obtained from those websites is voluntary, and you are solely responsible for your use of, reliance on, or participation in those websites. There may also be advertisements and classifieds for products and services contained on this Site. These advertisers are not affiliated with the Publisher and the Publisher is not responsible for the contents of any advertisement, or for the goods and services of our advertisers. Users of this Site are encouraged to make their own evaluation of such goods and services. The Publisher does not endorse or recommend any commercial products, processes, or services. The Publisher is providing these links and advertisements to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link or advertisement does not imply endorsement by the Publisher of the linked site or the advertiser. Users of this Site may not post comments which may be viewed as solicitations of business as viewed in the discretion of the Publisher.
We make no representations or guarantees as to the security of passwords or other information shared through this Site given the structure of the Internet. Although this Site may have standard security measures in place that are intended to protect against the loss of information that we collect, this Site is run on software, hardware and networks, any component of which may, from time to time, require maintenance or experience problems or breaches of security. You are encouraged to change your passwords frequently to protect yourself and your identity. Each participant is responsible for protecting the privacy of his/her password. Passwords can be modified, updated or changed at any time. Postings and other communications with the Site are not private and may be published and edited at the discretion of the Site.
All comments posted on the Site are the responsibility of the commenter, not the Publisher, the website administrator, contributor, editor, or the author of any other post or any other commenter. By submitting a comment to the Site, you agree (a) either the comment content is your own or you have the permission of others who have contributed to or are featured in any comment you submit to post such comment, and (b) to indemnify the Publisher and its directors, officers, employees, and agents from and against any and all losses, expenses, damages, and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from any claim brought by any third party relating to your breach of this rules, violation of the law by your comments, the content of any comment you have submitted, or your use of the Site.
Yvonne Herbst, Publisher
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