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Third Party Advertising
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These companies may employ cookies and other identifiers to gather information which measures advertising effectiveness. The information is generally not personally identifiable unless, for example, you provide personally identifiable information to them through an ad or an email message.
They do not associate your interaction with unaffiliated sites with your identity in providing you with interest-based ads.
This site does not provide any personal information to advertisers or to third party sites. Advertisers and other third-parties (including the ad networks, ad-serving companies, and other service providers they may use) may assume that users who interact with or click on a personalized ad or content are part of the group that the ad or content is directed towards (for example, readers in the Pacific Northwest who read certain types of articles). Also, some third-party cookies may provide them with information about you (such as the sites where you have been shown ads or demographic information) from offline and online sources that they may use to provide you more relevant and useful advertising.
To learn more about what options you have about limiting the gathering of information by third-party ad networks, you can consult the website of the Network Advertising Initiative.
You can opt out of participating in interest-based advertising networks, but opting out does not mean you will no longer receive online advertising. It does mean that the companies from which you opted out will no longer customize ads based on your interests and web usage patterns using cookie-based technology.
This site does not sell, rent, or disclose to outside parties the information collected here, except as follows:
(a) Affiliated Service Providers: This site has agreements with various affiliated service providers to facilitate the functioning of the site. For example, the site may share your credit card information with the credit card service provider to process your purchase. All administrative service providers that this site uses are required to have the same level of privacy protection as this site does, and therefore your information will be handled with the same level of care. Additionally, for example, this site may use analytic or marketing services such as Google Analytics, Google Adsense, Taboola, or RevContent, to which collection you hereby unconditionally consent.
(b) Where required by law: This site may share the collected information where required by law, specifically in response to a demand from government authorities where such demand meets the legal requirements.
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How To Opt Out Of Interest-Based Advertising
Opting Out of Interest-Based Advertising Services: This website is a member of the Network Advertising Initiative(NAI) and adheres to the NAI Codes of Conduct as described on the NAI website. This website also adheres to the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) Self-Regulatory Principles. For a description of the DAA Program, please visit the DAA website.
Opting Out of Interest-Based Advertising by Third Parties: To find out more about interest-based advertising on the internet and how to opt out of information collection for this purpose by companies that participate in the Network Advertising Initiative or the Digital Advertising Alliance, visit NAI’s opt-out page or DAA’s Consumer Choice Page.
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At this time, there is no cost for using this web site. From time to time there may be premium content available via subscription or surcharge, and those areas will be clearly marked. Because this is an advertising-supported service, we encourage you to patronize the advertisers that help to make this service possible.
Personal and Noncommercial Use
This is a web site for your personal and noncommercial use. As a condition to your continued use of the Web Site, you warrant that you will not use the Web Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms and Conditions.
All users are encouraged to contribute information, pictures and video. All contributions will be accepted for publication on the Web site provided they adhere to these rules:
1. You agree not knowingly submit any false, defamatory, abusive, obscene, threatening, racially offensive, sexually explicit or illegal material to the Web site.
2. In posting comments on the contributions of others, you agree not to harass other participants.
3. You may not submit information that is libelous or defamatory or that discloses private or personal matters concerning any person.
4. You may not post information or links that are obscene or pornographic.
5. You may not contribute information, pictures or video that violate the property rights of others, including unauthorized copyrighted test, images or programs, trade secrets or other confidential proprietary information, and trademarks or service marks used in an infringing fashion.
6. Content contributions solely focused on the promotion of commercial events or businesses are not permitted.
7. You assert that the information, pictures and video you contribute are your own, are licensed to be uploaded and downloaded by other participants, are in the public domain, or are otherwise free of copyright or other restrictions. You also grant this web site and its proprietors an irrevocable, nonexclusive, royalty-free license to redistribute or republish the information in any medium or form.
User Content License.
For all User Content provided to or placed on this web site, you grant the proprietor, its parents, affiliates and related entities, including without limitation, a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, copy, modify, display, archive, store, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works from the User Content, in any form, media, software or technology of any kind now existing or developed in the future. Without limiting the generality of the previous sentence, you authorize this web site to share the User Content across all affiliated Web sites, newspapers, broadcasts, and other media platforms, to include the User Content in a searchable format accessible by users of this web site, to place advertisements in close proximity to such User Content, and to use your name and any other information in connection with its use of the material you provide. You waive all moral rights with respect to any User Content you post or otherwise make available on this web site. You also grant the right to use any material, information, ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in any communication you send to us for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to developing, manufacturing and marketing products using such information and/or User Content. All rights in this paragraph are granted without the need for compensation of any sort to you.
By posting content or otherwise providing information on this web site, you do so with the understanding no additional consideration of any sort will be provided to you, and you are waiving any claim against this web site and its parent, affiliates and related entities regarding the use of User Content, materials and/or ideas.
User Content Removal. You acknowledge that this web site and/or its designees shall have the right (but not the obligation), in their sole discretion, to move, remove, or block any User Content for any reason, including without limitation that such User Content violates the Terms of Service or is otherwise objectionable.
This web site does not endorse and is not responsible for any statement, opinion, advice given or made in discussion forums. Your use of the discussion forums is at your own risk.
This web site does not intend to engage in any prior review of notes posted to discussion areas, but it reserves the right in its sole discretion and for any reason to delete or redirect any information or other content posted to this web site (including posts to discussion areas), regardless of whether the information or other content violates the rules for content described in above policies. Further, we reserve the right to limit or terminate service to participants who violate the terms of this Agreement. .
In no event will we be liable for any incidental, consequential, or indirect damages (including, but not limited to, damages for loss of business profits, business interruption, loss of programs or information, and the like) arising out of the discussion forums, or any information or services provided on this web site, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages, or for any claim attributable to errors, omissions, or other inaccuracies published here.
This web site is not responsible for censoring or monitoring postings but it reserves the right to enforce the policies outlined in this document, and reserves the right to move or remove notes at its sole discretion and without explanation.
We retain full copyright ownership, rights and protection in all material contained on this web site, including but not limited to material submitted by community contributors. Except as otherwise expressly provided in these Terms and Conditions, you may not copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, rewrite, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any material contained on the Web Site without the prior consent of the copyright owner. You agree not to modify any documents, graphics, images or other material found on this Web Site.
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We do not assume any liability for the contents of any material provided on the Web Site. Reliance on any information presented on the Web Site, other than that which you provided, is at your own risk. We reserve the right to change or discontinue any aspect or feature of the Web Site at any time.
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This Web Site may link to other sites operated by third parties. The inclusion of any link to such sites does not imply endorsement of the sites, but is for your reference and convenience only. We have not reviewed all of the sites linked to the Web Site and is not responsible for the content or accuracy of any off-site pages or any other sites linked to this web site. Nor do we recommend or endorse any specific tests, products or procedures that may be mentioned on or represented in advertisements on the Web Site. Visiting off-site pages or other sites is at your own risk and subject to the Terms and Conditions of Use of any hyper-linked site.
This Web Site also contains advertisements by third parties. Unless otherwise specifically stated on the Web Site, We do not endorse or make any representation regarding the liability, quality, or accuracy of any products or services featured in, or linked to any advertisement that appears on the Web Site.
Unless otherwise prohibited under these Terms and Conditions, you are hereby licensed to create hyperlinks to the content on this Web Site, provided that the hyperlink accurately describes the content as it appears on the Web Site. We reserve the right to revoke this license generally, or your right to use specific links, at any time. Under no circumstances may you "frame" the Web Site or any of its content or copy portions of this Web Site to a server, except as part of an Internet service provider's incidental caching of pages. Each page within this web site must be displayed in full (including all trademarks, branding, advertising and promotional materials), without any accompanying frame, border, margin, design, branding, trademark, advertising or promotional materials not originally displayed on the page within this web site.
You agree that we may terminate your use of the Web Site, if we reasonably believe that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of these Terms and Conditions of Use, or violated the rights of this web site or any third party, or for any reason with or without notice to you. You agree that We may modify or discontinue this web site, with or without notice to you. You agree that we will not be liable to you or any third party as a result of such modification or discontinuation.
The provisions entitled "Your Submissions," "Disclaimer of Warranties," "Limitation of Liability," "Indemnification" and "General Provisions" will survive termination of this agreement.
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