Terms of Service

Terms of Service

THE CITY-COUNTY OBSERVER TERMS OF SERVICE AND PRIVACY POLICY AND USER AGREEMENT

Welcome to www.city-countyobserver.com. We are an online newspaper privately owned by Dogtown Publishing, Inc., d/b/a the City County Observer (“CCO”). The CCO is located in Vanderburgh County, Indiana and focuses on promoting good public policy through political accountability.
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Please note that our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy have changed effective June 1, 2014.

Terms of Service
By using this website (the “Site”), you agree to be bound by these Terms of Service and to use the Site in accordance with these Terms of Service, our Privacy Policy Notice, and any additional terms and conditions that are referenced herein or that otherwise may apply to specific sections of the Site, or to products and services that we make available to you through the Site (all of which are deemed part of these Terms of Service). Accessing the Site, in any manner, whether automated or otherwise, constitutes use of the Site and your agreement to be bound by these Terms of Service.
We reserve the right to change these Terms of Service or to impose new conditions on use of the Site, from time to time, in which case we will post the revised Terms of Service on this Site and update the same to reflect the date of the changes. By continuing to use the Site after we post any such changes, you accept the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, as modified.
We also reserve the right to deny access to the Site or any features of the Site to anyone who violates these Terms of Service or who, in our sole judgment, interferes with the ability of others to enjoy our Site or infringes upon the rights of others.

Site Registration Process
To access certain features of our Site, we may ask you to provide certain demographic information including your gender, year of birth, zip code and country. In addition, if you elect to sign-up for a particular feature of the Site, such as discussion forums, blogs, photo- and video-sharing pages or social networking features, you may also be asked to register with us on the form provided and such registration may require you to provide personally identifiable information such as your name and email address. You agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Site’s registration form. If we have reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, or incomplete, we have the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Site (or any portion thereof). Our use of any personally identifiable information you provide to us as part of the registration process is governed by the terms of our Privacy Policy Notice.

Responsibility for Your Username and Password
To use certain features of our Site, you will need a username and password, which you will receive through the Site’s registration process. We reserve the right to reject or terminate the use of any username that we deem offensive or inappropriate. In addition, we also reserve the right to terminate the use of any username or account, or to deny access to the Site or any features of the Site, to anyone who violates these Terms of Service or who, in our sole judgment, interferes with the ability of others to enjoy our Site or infringes the rights of others. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and account, and are responsible for all activities (whether by you or by others) that occur under your password or account. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, and to ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. We cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to protect your password or account information.

Limitation of Liability
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE, WILL WE OR OUR SUBSIDIARIES, PARENT COMPANIES OR AFFILIATES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THIS SITE, INCLUDING ITS MATERIALS, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES, OR THIRD-PARTY MATERIALS, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS SITE, EVEN IF WE ARE ADVISED BEFOREHAND OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. (BECAUSE SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN CATEGORIES OF DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH STATES, OUR LIABILITY AND THE LIABILITY OF OUR SUBSIDIARIES, PARENT COMPANIES AND AFFILIATES, IS LIMITED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY SUCH STATE LAW.) YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY USER. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE SITE, OR ANY MATERIALS, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES ON THE SITE, OR WITH ANY OF THE SITE’S TERMS AND CONDITIONS, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SITE.

Indemnification
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless us, our affiliates, and each of our 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.

Privacy Policy Notice
We have adopted this Privacy Policy to explain what information may be collected on our Site, how we use this information, and under what circumstances we may disclose such information to others.
This Privacy Policy only applies to information we collect through our Site and does not apply to our collection of information from other sources.
The CCO may occasionally release information about our visitors if required to do so by law or if, in our business judgment, such disclosure is reasonably necessary:
(a) to comply with legal process;
(b) to enforce our terms of service; or
(c) to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of our Site, the CCO, our affiliates, our shareholders, our directors, employees, representatives, agents, licensors, other users, and the public.

When you access our Site, you hereby agree to this Privacy Policy:

(1) commenters have read and agree to the Terms of Service and these Privacy Policy Rules;
(2) the posted materials will not violate the rights of or cause injury to any person or entity;
(3) commenters are responsible for the materials that they post;
(4) the CCO does not control the messages or materials posted;
(5) the CCO has no obligation to monitor any information; messages or information which is posted on this Site; and
(6) commenters who post on this Site shall indemnify the CCO and hold the CCO, its owners, agents, affiliates, directors, shareholders, and employees harmless from any and all previously posted comments, messages or information as well as any and all future comments, messages or information posted on this Site.

I AGREE AND ACCEPT THE ABOVE LISTED TERMS OF SERVICE AND PRIVACY POLICY