By using our website, mobile site or app (the “Site”), you agree to the Terms of Service and to use the Site in accordance with these Terms of Service, our Privacy Notice, and any additional terms and conditions that are referenced or otherwise apply to sections of the site, including products and services offered through the Site. Visiting the the Site in any manner, automated or otherwise, is considered “use” and you agree to be bound by these Terms of Service. However, accessing the Site for the sole purpose of reviewing these Terms of Service does not constitute your “use” of the Site or agreement to be bound by these Terms of Service unless you further access or use the Site.
Due to the ever-changing nature of the internet and the growth of our Site, we reserve the right to change these Terms of Service or to impose new conditions on use of the Site in which case we will post the revised Terms of Service on this website. If we make a material change to the Terms of Service, we will not enforce the material change retroactively (i.e., to use of the Site occurring before the change) unless we notify you by posting a prominent notice of the change on the home or landing page of the Site or otherwise notify you, giving you an opportunity to accept of deny the changes. By continuing to use the site, you agree to the changes and are further bound by the Terms of Service.
If you are found to violate the Terms of Service including, in our sole judgement, interfering with the enjoyment of the Site by others or infringing on the rights of others, we reserve the right to deny access to the Site or any features of the Site.
Site Content Rules and Regulations
This Site and all the materials available on the Site are the property of Blue Line Media and/or our affiliates or licensors, and are protected by copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws. The Site is provided solely for your personal noncommercial use. You may not use the Site or the materials available on the Site in a manner that constitutes an infringement of our rights or that has not been authorized by us. Unless explicitly authorized in these Terms of Service or by the owner of the materials, you may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, translate, sell, create derivative works, exploit, or distribute in any manner or medium (including by email or other electronic means) any material from the Site. For information about requesting permission to reproduce or distribute materials from the Site, please contact us.
When you submit or post any material via the Site, or any other interaction with the site including via social media you grant us, and anyone authorized by us, a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, unrestricted, worldwide license to use, copy, modify, transmit, sell, exploit, create derivative works from, distribute, and/or publicly perform or display such material, in whole or in part, in any manner or medium both now, and in future endeavors, for any purpose that we choose. The foregoing grant includes the right to exploit any proprietary rights in such posting or submission, including, but not limited to, rights under copyright, trademark or patent laws that exist in any relevant jurisdiction. Also, in connection with the exercise of these rights, you grant us, and anyone authorized by us, the right to identify you as the author of any of your postings or submissions by name, email address or screen name, as we deem appropriate. You understand that the technical processing and transmission of the Site, including content submitted by you, may involve transmissions over various networks, and may involve changes to the content to conform and adapt it to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices. You will not receive any compensation of any kind for the use of any materials submitted by you.
You are free to establish a hypertext link to our Site so long as the link does not state or imply any sponsorship of your website or service by us or by our Site. However, you may not, without our prior written permission, frame or inline link any of the content of our Site, or incorporate into another website or other service any of our material, content or intellectual property.
Some of the material available on this Site is provided by the Associated Press. By using this Site you agree and acknowledge that (1) you will not publish, display, broadcast, or rewrite for broadcast or publication, or redistribute, directly or indirectly in any medium, any Associated Press text, photo, graphic, audio, and/or video material; and (2) no Associated Press materials nor any portion thereof may be stored in a computer except for personal and non-commercial use. The Associated Press will not be held liable for any delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions in its materials or in the transmission or delivery of all or any part of its materials, or for any damages arising from any of the foregoing. In addition to those set forth in this paragraph, the Associated Press may impose other terms and conditions on the use of its materials.
Access to Certain Features of Our Site
Responsibility for Your Username and Password
To use certain features of our Site, you will need a username and password to create an account. If you choose a username we deem to be inappropriate or offensive, we reserve the right to reject or terminate the use of such a username. We also reserve the right to restrict, or terminate any username or account that has, in our sole judgement, violated the Terms of Service. It is your responsibility to keep your password and account private and are further responsible for any action (by you or others) that occur with your account or username. We are not liable for any breach of your password or account information.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless us, our affiliates, and each of our and their respective directors, officers, managers, employees, shareholders, agents, representatives and licensors, from and against any and all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, that arise out of your use of the Site, violation of these Terms of Service by you or any other person using your account, or your violation of any rights of another. We reserve the right to take over the exclusive defense of any claim for which we are entitled to indemnification under this section. In such event, you agree to provide us with such cooperation as is reasonably requested by us.
Suspension and Termination of Access
You agree that, in our sole discretion, we may suspend or terminate your account and/or use of any part of the Site, and remove and discard any materials that you submit to the Site, at any time, for any reason, without notice. You agree that we will not be liable to you or any third-party for any suspension or termination of your password, account (or any part thereof) or use of the Site, or any removal of any materials that you have submitted to the Site. If your account (or any part thereof) is suspended or terminated, you agree to continue to be bound by the Terms of Service.
Notice of Copyright Infringement
If you are a copyright owner who believes your copyrighted material has been reproduced, posted or distributed via the Site in a manner that constitutes copyright infringement, please inform us by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the following information in your written notice: (1) a detailed description of the copyrighted work that is allegedly infringed upon; (2) a description of the location of the allegedly infringing material on the Site; (3) your contact information, including your address, telephone number, and, if available, email address; (4) a statement by you indicating that you have a good-faith belief that the allegedly infringing use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; (5) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, affirming that the information in your notice is accurate and that you are authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf; and (6) an electronic or physical signature of the copyright owner or someone authorized on the owner’s behalf to assert infringement of copyright and to submit the statement.
Visitors and users of the Site should be residents of the United States over the age of 13. The Site may not comply with legal requirements of foreign countries. Other countries may have different laws and regulatory requirements that are not covered in the U.S. By using this Site, you agree to the transfer and processing of any personal information you provide to the U.S. as set forth in the Privacy Notice under the laws of the United States and the State of Florida, rather than under the law of your home country.
This Site contains a variety of features, including discussion forums,sharing pages, email services and social networking features, that allow users to comment, interact with other users, and give feedback to us. By accessing and using any such features, you agree that you will not:
Interfere with the use and enjoyment of other users on the Site;
Have false, inaccurate or incomplete account information;
Interfere with or disrupt any servers or networks used to provide the Site or its features, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of the networks we use to provide the Site;
Use the Site to instigate or encourage others to commit illegal activities or cause injury or property damage to any person;
Gain unauthorized access to the Site, or any account, computer system, or network connected to this Site, by means such as hacking, password mining or other illicit means;
Obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through this Site;
Use the Site to post or transmit any unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane or indecent information of any kind, including without limitation any transmissions constituting or encouraging conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any local, state, national or international law;
Use the Site to post or transmit any information, software or other material that violates or infringes upon the rights of others, including material that is an invasion of privacy or publicity rights or that is protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary right, or derivative works with respect thereto, without first obtaining permission from the owner or rights holder;
Use the Site to post or transmit any information, software or other material that contains a virus or other harmful component;
Use the Site to post, transmit or in any way exploit any information, software or other material for commercial purposes, including content that contains advertising or links to third parties or their products or services;
Use the Site to advertise or solicit to anyone to buy or sell products or services, or to make donations of any kind, without our express written approval;
Gather for any unauthorized purpose, including marketing purposes, any email addresses or other personal information that has been posted by other users of the Site;
Contact anyone who has asked not to be contacted;
Engage in personal attacks, harass or threaten, question the motives behind others’ posts or comments, deliberately inflame or disrupt the conversation, or air personal grievances about other users;
Repeatedly post the same or similar content or otherwise impose an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure;
Take or cause to be taken any action that disrupts the normal flow of postings and dialogue on our Site (such as submitting an excessive number of messages – i.e. a flooding attack), or that otherwise negatively affects other users’ ability to use the Site and/or services; or
Use automated means, including spiders, robots, crawlers, data mining tools, or the like to download data from our Site. Exception is made for Internet search engines (e.g., Google) and non-commercial public archives (e.g., archive.org) that comply with our Terms of Service.
We may, although we are not obligated to, monitor any discussion forums, blogs, photo- or video-sharing pages, or other areas of the Site through which you can supply information or material. However, we reserve the right at all times, in our sole discretion, to screen content submitted by users and to edit, move, delete, and/or refuse to accept any content that in our judgment violates our Terms of Service (including these Community Rules) or is otherwise unacceptable or inappropriate, whether for legal or other reasons. We reserve the right to deny access to the Site or any features of the Site to anyone who violates our Terms of Service (including these Community Rules) or who, in our sole judgment, interferes with the ability of others to enjoy our website or infringes the rights of others.