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TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE:
We have taken every effort to design our Web site to be useful, informative, helpful, honest and fun. Hopefully weíve accomplished that ó and would ask that you let us know if youíd like to see improvements or changes that would make it even easier for you to find the information you need and want.
All we ask is that you agree to abide by the following Terms and Conditions. Take a few minutes to look them over because by using our site you automatically agree to them. Naturally, if you donít agree, please do not use the site. We reserve the right to make any modifications that we deem necessary at any time. Please continue to check these terms to see what those changes may be! Your continued use of the washingtonparishnow.com Web site means that you accept those changes.
Restrictions on Use of Our Online Materials
Everything you download, any software, plus all files, all images incorporated in or generated by the software, and all data accompanying it, is considered licensed to you by washingtonparishnow.com or third-party licensors for your personal, non-commercial home use only. We do not transfer title of the software to you. That means that we retain full and complete title to the software and to all of the associated intellectual-property rights. Youíre not allowed to redistribute or sell the material or to reverse-engineer, disassemble or otherwise convert it to any other form that people can use.
Submitting Your Online Material to Us:
That means that we donít have to treat any such submission as confidential. You canít sue us for using ideas you submit. If we use them, or anything like them, we donít have to pay you or anyone else for them. We will have the exclusive ownership of all present and future rights to submissions of any kind. We can use them for any purpose we deem appropriate to our washingtonparishnow.com mission, without compensating you or anyone else for them.
You acknowledge that you are responsible for any submission you make. This means that you (and not we) have full responsibility for the message, including its legality, reliability, appropriateness, originality, and copyright.Limitation of Liability:
These include (but are not limited to) damages or injury caused by any:
∑ Use of (or inability to use) the site
∑ Use of (or inability to use) any site to which you hyperlink from our site
∑ Failure of our site to perform in the manner you expected or desired
∑ Error on our site
∑ Omission on our site
∑ Interruption of availability of our site
∑ Defect on our site
∑ Delay in in operation or transmission of our site
∑ Computer virus or line failure
∑ Please note that we are not liable for any damages, including:
* Damages that intent to compensate someone directly for a loss or injury
* Damages reasonably expected expected to result from a loss or injury (known in legal terms as "consequential damages.")
* Other miscellaneous damages and expenses resulting directly from a loss or injury (known in legal terms as "incidental damages.")
We are not liable even if we've been negligent or if our authorized representative has been advised of the possibility of such damages or both.
EXCEPTION: Certain state laws may not allow us to limit or exclude liability for these "incidental or consequential" damages. If you live in one of these states, the above limitation obviously would not apply, which would mean that you might have the right to recover these types of damages.
However, our liability to you for all losses, damages, injuries, and claims of any and every kind (whether the damages are claimed under the terms of a contract, or claimed to be caused by negligence or other wrongful conduct, or they're claimed under any other legal theory) will not be greater than the amount you paid, if anything, to access our site.Links to Other Sites:
Termination of This Agreement:
Jurisdiction and Other Points to Consider:
To the extent you have in any manner violated or threatened to violate washingtonparishnow.com and/or its affiliates' intellectual property rights, washingtonparishnow.com and/or its affiliates may seek injunctive or other appropriate relief in any state or federal court in the State of Louisiana, and you consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in such courts.Any other disputes will be resolved as follows:
If a dispute arises under this agreement, we agree to first try to resolve it with the help of a mutually agreed-upon mediator in the following location: Bogalusa, Louisiana. Any costs and fees other than attorney fees associated with the mediation will be shared equally by each of us.
If it proves impossible to arrive at a mutually satisfactory solution through mediation, we agree to submit the dispute to binding arbitration at the following location: Bogalusa, Louisiana, under the rules of the American Arbitration Association. Judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitration may be entered in any court with jurisdiction to do so.
If you use our site from locations outside of the United States, you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws.This agreement is effective until terminated by either party. You may terminate this agreement at any time, by destroying all materials obtained from all washingtonparishnow.com Web site, along with all related documentation and all copies and installations. washingtonparishnow.com may terminate this agreement at any time and without notice to you, if, in its sole judgment, you breach any term or condition of this agreement. Upon termination, you must destroy all materials. In addition, by providing material on our Web site, we do not in any way promise that the materials will remain available to you. And washingtonparishnow.com is entitled to terminate all or any part of any of its Web site without notice to you.
We sometimes provide referrals to and links to other World Wide Web sites from our site. Such a link should not be seen as an endorsement, approval or agreement with any information or resources offered at sites you can access through our site. If in doubt, always check the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) address provided in your WWW browser to see if you are still in a washingtonparishnow.com - operated site or have moved to another site. washingtonparishnow.com is not responsible for the content or practices of third party sites that may be linked to our site. When washingtonparishnow.com provides links or references to other Web sites, no inference or assumption should be made and no representation should be inferred that washingtonparishnow.com is connected with, operates or controls these Web sites. Any approved link must not represent in any way, either explicitly or by implication, that you have received the endorsement, sponsorship or support of any washingtonparishnow.com site or endorsement, sponsorship or support of washingtonparishnow.com, including its respective employees, agents or directors.
washingtonparishnow.com will not be liable for any damages or injury that accompany or result from your use of any of it's sites.
All Online Materials on the washingtonparishnow.com site, including, without limitation, text, software, names, logos, trademarks, service marks, trade names, images, photos, illustrations, audio clips, video clips, and music are copyrighted intellectual property. All usage rights are owned and controlled by washingtonparishnow.com . You, the visitor, may download Online Materials for non-commercial, personal use only provided you 1) retain all copyright, trademark and propriety notices, 2) you make no modifications to the materials, 3) you do not use the materials in a manner that suggests an association with any of our products, services, events or brands, and 4) you do not download quantities of materials to a database, server, or personal computer for reuse for commercial purposes. You may not, however, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit or distribute Online Materials in any way or for any other purpose unless you get our written permission first. Neither may you add, delete, distort or misrepresent any content on the washingtonparishnow.com site. Any attempts to modify any Online Material, or to defeat or circumvent our security features is prohibited.
How we gather information from users:
How we collect and store information depends on the page you are visiting, the activities in which you elect to participate and the services provided. For example, you may be asked to provide information when you register for access to certain portions of our site or request certain features, such as newsletters or when you make a purchase. You may provide information when you participate in sweepstakes and contests, message boards and chat rooms, and other interactive areas of our site. Like most Web sites, washingtonparishnow.com also collects information automatically and through the use of electronic tools that may be transparent to our visitors. For example, we may log the name of your Internet Service Provider or use cookie technology to recognize you and hold information from your visit. Among other things, the cookie may store your user name and password, sparing you from having to re-enter that information each time you visit, or may control the number of times you encounter a particular advertisement while visiting our site. As we adopt additional technology, we may also gather information through other means. In certain cases, you can choose not to provide us with information, for example by setting your browser to refuse to accept cookies, but if you do you may be unable to access certain portions of the site or may be asked to re-enter your user name and password, and we may not be able to customize the siteís features according to your preferences.
What we do with the information we collect:
Like other Web publishers, we collect information to enhance your visit and deliver more individualized content and advertising. We respect your privacy and do not share your information with anyone.
Aggregated Information (information that does not personally identify you) may be used in many ways. For example, we may combine information about your usage patterns with similar information obtained from other users to help enhance our site and services (e.g., to learn which pages are visited most or what features are most attractive). Aggregated Information may occasionally be shared with our advertisers and business partners. Again, this information does not include any Personally Identifiable Information about you or allow anyone to identify you individually.
Personally Identifiable Information collected by washingtonparishnow.com may also be used for other purposes, including but not limited to site administration, troubleshooting, processing of e-commerce transactions, administration of sweepstakes and contests, and other communications with you. Certain third parties who provide technical support for the operation of our site (our Web hosting service for example) may access such information. We will use your information only as permitted by law. In addition, from time to time as we continue to develop our business, we may sell, buy, merge or partner with other companies or businesses. In such transactions, user information may be among the transferred assets. We may also disclose your information in response to a court order, at other times when we believe we are reasonably required to do so by law, in connection with the collection of amounts you may owe to us, and/or to law enforcement authorities whenever we deem it appropriate or necessary. Please note we may not provide you with notice prior to disclosure in such cases.
Affiliated sites, linked sites and advertisements:
washingtonparishnow.com expects its partners, advertisers and affiliates to respect the privacy of our users. Be aware, however, that third parties, including our partners, advertisers, affiliates and other content providers accessible through our site, may have their own privacy and data collection policies and practices. For example, during your visit to our site you may link to, or view as part of a frame on a washingtonparishnow.com page, certain content that is actually created or hosted by a third party. Also, through washingtonparishnow.com you may be introduced to, or be able to access, information, Web sites, features, contests or sweepstakes offered by other parties. washingtonparishnow.com is not responsible for the actions or policies of such third parties. You should check the applicable privacy policies of those third parties when providing information on a feature or page operated by a third party.
You should also be aware that if you voluntarily disclose Personally Identifiable Information on message boards or in chat areas, that information can be viewed publicly and can be collected and used by third parties without our knowledge and may result in unsolicited messages from other individuals or third parties. Such activities are beyond the control of washingtonparishnow.com and this policy.
washingtonparishnow.com does not knowingly collect or solicit Personally Identifiable Information from or about children under 13 except as permitted by law. If we discover we have received any information from a child under 13 in violation of this policy, we will delete that information immediately. If you believe washingtonparishnow.com has any information from or about anyone under 13, please contact us at the address listed below.
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Changes to this Policy:
washingtonparishnow.com reserves the right to change this policy at any time. Please check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of our site following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes. Information collected prior to the time any change is posted will be used according to the rules and laws that applied at the time the information was collected.
This policy and the use of this Site are governed by Florida law. If a dispute arises under this Policy we agree to first try to resolve it with the help of a mutually agreed-upon mediator in the following location: Palm Beach, Florida. Any costs and fees other than attorney fees associated with the mediation will be shared equally by each of us.
If it proves impossible to arrive at a mutually satisfactory solution through mediation, we agree to submit the dispute to binding arbitration at the following location: Bogalusa, Louisiana under the rules of the American Arbitration Association. Judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitration may be entered in any court with jurisdiction to do so.
This statement and the policies outlined herein are not intended to and do not create any contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any party.