Copyright and Terms of Service
Welcome to The Finger Lakes Times/fltimes.com
We have developed these Terms of Service to govern your use of Fltimes.com. Your use of our site tells us you have read and agreed to these Terms of Service. Please read them carefully. This is a binding contract regarding your use of Fltimes.com. and related websites. If you do not agree with any of these terms, please exit Fltimes.com.
You agree that use of The Finger Lakes Times and any material or information available through this sites is entirely at your own risk. This site is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis.
The Finger Lakes Times makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the operation of this site or the accuracy, completeness, currentness, noninfringement, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose of the information available through this site, nor do we guarantee that the site will be error-free, continuously available, or free of viruses or other harmful components. Under no circumstances will Shoreline Media or its affiliates, agents, employees, representatives or licensors be liable to you or anyone else for any damages, other than direct damages, arising out of your use of this web sites or any product or service linked to, from or advertised or promoted on this web site.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless The Finger Lakes Times, its affiliates, agents, employees, representatives and licensors against any liability of any nature arising out of any content posted on the Shoreline Media sites by you or by others using your account.
All information, content, services and software displayed on, transmitted through, or used in connection with The Finger Lakes Times, including for example news articles, reviews, directories, guides, text, photographs, images, illustrations, audio clips, video, html, source and object code, trademarks, logos, and the like (collectively, the “Content”), as well as its selection and arrangement, is owned by The Finger Lakes Times, and its affiliated companies, licensors and suppliers. You may use the Content online only, and solely for your personal, non-commercial use, and you may download or print a single copy of any portion of the Content solely for your personal, non-commercial use, provided you do not remove any trademark, copyright or other notice from such Content. If you operate a Web site and wish to link to The Finger Lakes Times, you may do so provided you agree to cease such link upon request from The Finger Lakes Times. No other use is permitted without prior written permission of Fltimes.com. The permitted use described in this Paragraph is contingent on your compliance at all times with these Terms of Service.
You may not, for example, republish any portion of the Content on any Internet, Intranet or extranet site or incorporate the Content in any database, compilation, archive or cache. You may not distribute any Content to others, whether or not for payment or other consideration, and you may not modify, copy, frame, cache, reproduce, sell, publish, transmit, display or otherwise use any portion of the Content. You agree not to decompile, reverse engineer or disassemble any software or other products or processes accessible through The Finger Lakes Times, not to insert any code or product or manipulate the content of The Finger Lakes Timesin any way that affects the user’s experience, and not to use any data mining, data gathering or extraction method.
Requests to use Content for any purpose other than as permitted in these Terms of Service should be directed to [email protected] Finger Lakes Times. In certain cases, you may be able to obtain a license to use individual stories that appear on The Finger Lakes Timesthrough online functionality we have specifically designated (e.g., to e-mail a story to a friend or to purchase the rights to reproduce a story for other use). In such cases, we will tell you directly in the portion of the Content you may license or you will see a link in the Content itself. If you do not see such authorization or link, you should assume no third party has the right to allow you to use the Content.
The Finger Lakes Timesrespects the intellectual property of others. If you believe your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement or are aware of any infringing material on The Finger Lakes Times, please contact us at the address listed below under the heading “Contact Us.”
Membership and Registration.
If you become a Member of The Finger Lakes Times, you accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password, and agree not to sell, transfer or assign your Membership or any Membership rights. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and for restricting access to your computer so others may not access The Finger Lakes Timesusing your name in whole or in part. The Finger Lakes Timesreserves the right to terminate Membership and deny access to the site to any person who violates this Terms of Service.
User-Provided Information and Content.
By providing information to, communicating with, and/or placing material on, Fltimes.com, including for example communication during registration, communication on any Fltimes.combulletin board, message or chat area, posting any resume or other content, placing any classified advertisement, entering any sweepstakes, etc., you represent and warrant: (1) you own or otherwise have all necessary rights to the content you provide and the rights to use it as provided in this Terms of Service; (2) all information you provide is true, accurate, current and complete, and does not violate these Terms of Service; and, (3) the content will not cause injury to any person or entity. Using a name other than your own legal name is prohibited (except in those specific areas of Fltimes.comthat specifically ask for unique, fictitious names, e.g., certain message boards and chat rooms).
For all such information and material, you grant FINGER LAKES TIMES, its affiliates and related entities, including Fltimes.comand its affiliated newspaper, a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, copy, modify, display, archive, store, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works from such information, 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 Fltimes.com to share the information across all The Finger Lakes Times affiliated Web sites, to include the information in a searchable format accessible by users of Fltimes.com and other Web sites, and to use your name and any other information in connection with its use of the material you provide. You also grant Fltimes.com 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. All rights in this paragraph are granted without the need for additional compensation of any sort to you.
Please note that Fltimes.comdoes not accept unsolicited materials or ideas for use or publication, and is not responsible for the similarity of any of its content or programming in any media to materials or ideas transmitted to Fltimes.com. Should you send any unsolicited materials or ideas, you do so with the understanding that no additional consideration of any sort will be provided to you, and that you are waiving any claim against Fltimes.comand its affiliates regarding the use of such materials and ideas, even if material or an idea is used that is substantially similar to the idea you sent.
Other Specifics About Interactive Areas
(Message Boards, Chat Areas, etc.).Fltimes.com bulletin boards, chat rooms and other such interactive areas are provided to give users an interesting and stimulating forum to express their opinions and share ideas and information. Given the nature of Fltimes.comand the volume of messages and postings, Fltimes.comcannot and does not monitor all of the material posted or transmitted by users and third party information providers. To protect your safety, please use your best judgment when using these forums. We particularly discourage divulging personal phone numbers and addresses or other information that can be used to identify or locate you. If you make such disclosures either through postings on the bulletin boards, chat rooms and other interactive areas, or to third parties in any communication, you do so fully understanding the consequences of such disclosures and with a knowing consent that such information could be used to identify you. Fltimes.comreserves the right to delete, move or edit any communications at any time, for any reason or in its discretion, but has no obligation to review or remove any such content.
Interactive areas, discussion boards, chat rooms, etc., are intended to encourage public debate. We expect people to differ - judgment and opinion are subjective things – and we encourage freedom of speech and a marketplace of ideas. But by using these areas of Fltimes.com, you are participating in a community that is intended for all our users. Therefore, we reserve the right to remove any content posted on our site at any time for any reason. Decisions as to whether content violates any Posting Rule will be made by Fltimes.comin its discretion after we have actual notice of such posting. Without limiting our right to remove content, we have attempted to provide guidelines to those posting content on our site. When using Fltimes.com, please do not post material that:
contains vulgar, profane, abusive, racist or hateful language or expressions, epithets or slurs, text, photographs or illustrations in poor taste, inflammatory attacks of a personal, racial or religious nature.
is defamatory, threatening, disparaging, grossly inflammatory, false, misleading, fraudulent, inaccurate, unfair, contains gross exaggeration or unsubstantiated claims, violates the privacy rights of any third party, is unreasonably harmful or offensive to any individual or community.
violates any right of Fltimes.comor any third party.
discriminates on the grounds of race, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation or disability, or refers to such matters in any manner prohibited by law.
violates or inappropriately encourages the violation of any municipal, state, federal or international law, rule, regulation or ordinance.
unfairly interferes with any third party’s uninterrupted use of Fltimes.com.
advertises, promotes or offers to trade any goods or services, except in areas specifically designated for such purpose.
uploads copyrighted or other proprietary material of any kind on Fltimes.com without the express permission of the owner of that material.
uses or attempt to use another's account, password, service or system except as expressly permitted by the Terms of Service.
uploads or transmits viruses or other harmful, disruptive or destructive files.
disrupts, interferes with, or otherwise harms or violates the security of Fltimes.com, or any services, system resources, accounts, passwords, servers or networks connected to or accessible through Fltimes.com or affiliated or linked sites.
“flames” any individual or entity (e.g., sends repeated messages related to another user and/or makes derogatory or offensive comments about another individual), or repeats prior posting of the same message under multiple threads or subjects.
WARNING: A VIOLATION OF THE FOREGOING GUIDELINES MAY BE REFERRED TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES.
Communications with Third Parties Through Fltimes.com.
Your dealings or communications through Fltimes.comwith any party other than Fltimes.comare solely between you and that third party. For example, certain areas of Fltimes.com may allow you to conduct transactions or purchase goods or services. In most cases, these transactions will be conducted by our third-party partners and vendors. Under no circumstances will Fltimes.combe liable for any goods, services, resources or content available through such third party dealings or communications, or for any harm related thereto. Please review carefully that third party’s policies and practices and make sure you are comfortable with them before you engage in any transaction. Complaints, concerns or questions relating to materials provided by third parties should be forwarded directly to the third party.
General Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability:
While Fltimes.comuses reasonable efforts to include accurate and up-to-date information, we make no warranties or representations as to the accuracy of the Content and assume no liability or responsibility for any error or omission in the Content. Fltimes.com does not represent or warrant that use of any Content will not infringe rights of third parties. Fltimes.com has no responsibility for actions of third parties or for content provided or posted by others.
USE OF Fltimes.comIS AT YOUR OWN RISK. ALL CONTENT IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE.” NEITHER FINGER LAKES TIMES, Fltimes.com, NOR ANY OF THEIR AFFILIATED OR RELATED COMPANIES, NOR ANY OF THE EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, CONTENT PROVIDERS OR LICENSORS OF ANY OF THEM, MAKES ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND REGARDING Fltimes.com, THE CONTENT, ANY ADVERTISING MATERIAL, INFORMATION, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH Fltimes.com, AND/OR THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM USE OF Fltimes.comOR SUCH CONTENT OR SERVICES. ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WARRANTIES AGAINST INFRINGEMENT, AND WARRANTIES Fltimes.comWILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR FREE, ARE SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMED. Fltimes.comAND ITS AFFILIATES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR CONTENT POSTED BY THIRD PARTIES, ACTIONS OF ANY THIRD PARTY, OR FOR ANY DAMAGE TO, OR VIRUS THAT MAY INFECT, YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT OR OTHER PROPERTY.
Fltimes.comCONTAINS FACTS, VIEWS, OPINIONS, STATEMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THIRD PARTY INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS. Fltimes.comDOES NOT REPRESENT OR ENDORSE THE ACCURACY, CURRENTNESS OR RELIABILITY OF ANY ADVICE, OPINION, STATEMENT OR OTHER INFORMATION DISPLAYED, UPLOADED OR DISTRIBUTED THROUGH THE Fltimes.com. ANY RELIANCE UPON ANY SUCH OPINION, ADVICE, STATEMENT OR INFORMATION IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.
IN NO EVENT SHALL Fltimes.comOR ITS AFFILIATES, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, CONTENT PROVIDERS OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES RELATED TO UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA, THE CONTENT OR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE CONTENT, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT SHALL Fltimes.comOR ITS AFFILIATES, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, CONTENT PROVIDERS OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY AMOUNT FOR DIRECT DAMAGES IN EXCESS OF $100.
Indemnity. YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOLD HARMLESS, Fltimes.com, EACH OF THEIR PARENT AND AFFILIATED COMPANIES, AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE PARTNERS, SUPPLIERS, LICENSORS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, SHAREHOLDERS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES, CONTRACTORS AND AGENTS, FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, CLAIMS FOR DEFAMATION, TRADE DISPARAGEMENT, PRIVACY AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INFRINGEMENT) AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS' FEES AND COURT COSTS) ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO ANY ALLEGATION REGARDING: (1) YOUR USE OF Fltimes.com; (2) Fltimes.comUSE OF ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE, AS LONG AS SUCH USE IS NOT INCONSISTENT WITH THIS AGREEMENT; (3) INFORMATION OR MATERIAL POSTED OR TRANSMITTED THROUGH YOUR MEMBERSHIP ACCOUNT, EVEN IF NOT POSTED BY YOU; AND, (4) ANY VIOLATION OF THIS AGREEMENT BY YOU.
Fltimes.comis controlled, operated and administered by FINGER LAKES TIMES from its offices within the United States. Fltimes.commakes no representation that materials or Content available through Fltimes.comare appropriate or available for use outside the United States and access to them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. You may not use Fltimes.comor export the Content in violation of U.S. export laws and regulations. If you access Fltimes.comfrom a location outside the United States, you are responsible for compliance with all applicable laws.
This Site is not intended for use by persons located within the European Economic Area (EEA). We do not request or accept personal information concerning or supplied by persons who are located within the EEA at the time they access this Site. If you have accessed this Site from within the EEA, you should immediately discontinue your use. If you have supplied personal information to us in violation of this provision, whether through the registration of new user accounts or otherwise, please contact us at [email protected]
Fltimes.comreserves the right to change these Terms of Service at any time in its discretion and to notify users of any such changes solely by changing this Terms of Service. Your continued use of Fltimes.comafter the posting of any amended Terms of Service shall constitute your agreement to be bound by any such changes. Your use of this site prior to the time this Terms of Service was posted will be governed according to the Terms of Service that applied at the time of your use.
Fltimes.com may modify, suspend, discontinue or restrict the use of any portion of Fltimes.com, including the availability of any portion of the Content at any time, without notice or liability. Fltimes.com may deny access to any person or user at any time for any reason. In addition, The Finger Lakes Timesmay at any time transfer its rights and obligations under this Agreement to any affiliate, subsidiary or business unit, or any of their affiliated companies or divisions, or any entity that acquires Fltimes.comor any of their assets.
Any failure of Fltimes.comto enforce or exercise any provision of this Agreement or related right shall not constitute a waiver of that right or provision. The section titles used in this Agreement are purely for convenience and carry with them no legal or contractual effect. In the event of termination of this Agreement for any reason, you agree the following provisions will survive: the provisions regarding limitations on your use of Content, the license(s) you have granted to Fltimes.com, and all other provisions for which survival is equitable or appropriate.
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