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Strategist News Terms of Use

 

1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS

The web pages available at strategistnews.com, and all linked pages ("Site") is accessed by you under the Terms of Use described below ("Terms of Use").


PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE SERVICES. BY ACCESSING THIS SITE OR USING ANY PART OF THE SITE OR ANY CONTENT OR SERVICES (AS EACH IS DEFINED BELOW) ON THE SITE, YOU AGREE TO BECOME BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, THEN YOU MAY NOT ACCESS THE SITE OR USE THE CONTENT OR ANY SERVICES IN THE SITE. STRATEGIST NEWS'S ACCEPTANCE IS EXPRESSLY CONDITIONED UPON YOUR ASSENT TO ALL OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, TO THE EXCLUSION OF ALL OTHER TERMS; IF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS ARE CONSIDERED AN OFFER BY STRATEGIST NEWS, ACCEPTANCE IS EXPRESSLY LIMITED TO THESE TERMS.


2. MODIFICATIONS OF TERMS OF USE

Strategist News reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace the Terms of Use at any time. If the alterations constitute a material change to the Terms of Use, Strategist News will notify you by posting an announcement on the Site. What constitutes a "material change" will be determined at Strategist News's sole discretion, in good faith and using common sense and reasonable judgment. You shall be responsible for reviewing and becoming familiar with any such modifications. Use of the Services by you following such notification constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions of the Terms of Use as modified.


3. DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE

Subject to full compliance with the Terms of Use, Strategist News may offer to provide certain services and content, as described more fully on the Site, ("Services"). Services shall include, but not be limited to, any service and content Strategist News performs for you, as well as the offering of any materials displayed, transmitted or performed on the Site or through the Services (including, but not limited to text, user comments, messages, information, data, graphics, news articles, photographs, images, illustrations, software, audio clips and video clips, also known as the "Content"). Strategist News may change, suspend or discontinue the Services including any Content for any reason, at any time, including the availability of any feature or content. Strategist News may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to parts or all of the Services without notice or liability.


4. YOUR REGISTRATION OBLIGATIONS

As a condition to using Services, you are required to register with Strategist News and select a password and screen name ("Strategist News User ID"). You shall provide Strategist News with accurate, complete, and updated registration information. Failure to do so shall constitute a breach of the Terms of Use, which may result in immediate termination of your Strategist News account. You may not (i) select or use as a Strategist News User ID a name of another person with the intent to impersonate that person; (ii) use as a Strategist News User ID a name subject to any rights of a person other than you without appropriate authorization; or (iii) use as a Strategist News User ID a name that is otherwise offensive, vulgar or obscene. Strategist News reserves the right to refuse registration of, or cancel a Strategist News User ID in its discretion. You shall be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Strategist News password.


Services are available only to individuals who are at least 13 years old, whether acting on their own behalf or as an authorized employee or representative of a corporation or other business entity. If you do not so qualify, do not attempt to register for or use the Services.


5. USER CONDUCT

As a condition of use, you promise not to use the Services for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms of Use, or any other purpose not reasonably intended by Strategist News.


By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree not to use the Services:

  • to abuse, harass, threaten, impersonate or intimidate other Strategist News users;
  • to post or transmit, or cause to be posted or transmitted, any Content that is infringing, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, offensive, profane, or otherwise violates any law or right of any third party;
  • for any illegal or unauthorized purpose. If you are an international user, you agree to comply with all local laws regarding online conduct and acceptable content;
  • to post or transmit, or cause to be posted or transmitted, any communication or solicitation designed or intended to obtain password, account, or private information from any Strategist News user;
  • to create or submit unwanted email ("Spam") to any other Strategist News users or any URL;
  • to violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright laws);
  • to submit stories or comments linking to affiliate programs, multi-level marketing schemes, sites/blogs repurposing existing stories (source hops), or off-topic content;
  • with the exception of accessing RSS feeds, you will not use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access the Site for any purpose without our express written permission. Additionally, you agree that you will not: (i) take any action that imposes, or may impose in our sole discretion an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure; (ii) interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site or any activities conducted on the Site; or (iii) bypass any measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the Site;
  • with the intention of artificially inflating or altering the vote count, comments, or any other Strategist News service, including by way of creating separate user accounts for the purpose of artificially altering Strategist News's services; giving or receiving money or other remuneration in exchange for votes; or participating in any other organized effort that in any way artificially alters the results of Strategist News's services;
  • to advertise to, or solicit, any user to buy or sell any products or services. It is also a violation of these rules to use any information obtained from the Services in order to contact, advertise to, solicit, or sell to any user without their prior explicit consent;
  • attempt to impersonate another user or person;
  • sell or otherwise transfer your profile.

IN ADDITION, YOU HEREBY AGREE THAT YOU SHALL NOT USE THE SERVICE (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, BY VOTING FOR ANY CONTENT) ON BEHALF OF (OR PER THE REQUEST OR INSTRUCTION OF) ANY THIRD PARTY. FURTHERMORE, YOU SHALL NOT REQUEST THAT ANY THIRD PARTY, OR PAY OR OTHERWISE ATTEMPT TO INFLUENCE ANY THIRD TO, MANIPULATE OR OTHERWISE AFFECT THE SITE IN ANY MANNER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, BY PAYING ANY OTHER USER TO "STRATEGIST NEWS" ANY CONTENT).


Strategist News may remove any Content and Strategist News accounts at any time for any reason (including, but not limited to, upon receipt of claims or allegations from third parties or authorities relating to such Content), or for no reason at all.


You are solely responsible for your interactions with other users of the Site. Strategist News reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other users.


6. CONTENT SUBMITTED OR MADE AVAILABLE FOR INCLUSION ON THE SERVICE

By submitting Content to Strategist News, you warrant that you own all rights to the Content, agree that the Content will be dedicated to the public domain under the Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication, available at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/publicdomain/ and that you will not object to the use of the Content by Strategist News in any context. To clarify, the above does not apply to the Content on external sites linked to by the original submission.


7. COPYRIGHT COMPLAINTS

Strategist News respects the intellectual property of others. It is Strategist News's policy to respond expeditiously to claims of copyright and other intellectual property infringement. Strategist News will promptly process and investigate notices of alleged infringement and will take appropriate actions under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") and other applicable intellectual property laws. Upon receipt of notices complying or substantially complying with the DMCA, Strategist News may act expeditiously to remove or disable access to any material claimed to be infringing or claimed to be the subject of infringing activity and may act expeditiously to remove or disable access to any reference or link to material or activity that is claimed to be infringing. Strategist News will terminate access for subscribers and account holders who are repeat infringers.


Notifying Strategist News of Copyright Infringement: To provide Strategist News notice of an infringement, you must provide a written communication to the attention of "DMCA Infringement Notification Dept." care of abuse@strategistnews.com that sets forth the information specified by the DMCA ( http://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap5.html#512 ). Please note that we may post your notification, with personally identifiable information redacted, to a clearinghouse such as chillingeffects.org. Please also note that you may be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys' fees) if you materially misrepresent that an activity is infringing your copyright.


Providing Strategist News with Counter-Notification: If we remove or disable access to content in response to an infringement notice, we will make reasonable attempts to contact the owner or administrator of the affected site or content. If you feel that your material does not constitute infringement, you may provide Strategist News with a counter notification by written communication to the attention of "DMCA Counter Notification Dept." at abuse@strategistnews.com that sets forth all of the necessary information required by the DMCA ( http://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap5.html#512 ). Please note that you may be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys' fees) if you materially misrepresent that an activity is not infringing the copyrights of others. If you are uncertain whether an activity constitutes infringement, we recommended seeking advice of an attorney.


8. STRATEGIST NEWS PRIVACY POLICY

Strategist News's current privacy policy is available at strategistnews.com/privacy.php (the "Privacy Policy"), which is incorporated by this reference.


9. INDEMNITY

You will indemnify and hold harmless Strategist News, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, customers, vendors, officers and employees from any liability, damage or cost (including reasonable attorneys. fees and cost) from (i) any claim or demand made by any third party due to or arising out of your access to the Site, use of the Services, violation of the Terms of Use by you, or the infringement by you, or any third party using your account or Strategist News User ID, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity.


10. WARRANTY DISCLAIMERS

You acknowledge that Strategist News has no control over, and no duty to take any action regarding: which users gain access to the Site or use the Services; what effects the Content may have on you; how you may interpret or use the Content; or what actions you may take as a result of having been exposed to the Content. You release Strategist News from all liability for you having acquired or not acquired Content through the Site or the Services. The Site or Services may contain, or direct you to sites containing, information that some people may find offensive or inappropriate. Strategist News makes no representations concerning any content contained in or accessed through the Site or Services, and Strategist News will not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality or decency of material contained in or accessed through the Site or the Services. THE SERVICE, CONTENT, AND SITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.


11. LINKS

The Services may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other World Wide Web sites or resources. Because Strategist News has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that Strategist News is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any Content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that Strategist News shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such Content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource.


12. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

IN NO EVENT SHALL STRATEGIST NEWS OR ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE UNDER CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER LEGAL THEORY (I) WITH RESPECT TO THE SITE, THE SERVICE OR ANY CONTENT FOR ANY LOST PROFITS OR SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES (HOWEVER ARISING), OR (II) FOR ANY DIRECT DAMAGES IN EXCESS OF (IN THE AGGREGATE) $100. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.


13. TERMINATION

Strategist News may terminate or suspend any and all Services and your Strategist News account immediately, without prior notice or liability, if you breach any of the terms or conditions of the Terms of Use. Upon termination of your account, your right to use the Services will immediately cease. If you wish to terminate your Strategist News account, you may simply discontinue using the Services. All provisions of the Terms of Use which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.


14. MISCELLANEOUS

No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment is created as a result of the Terms of Use and you do not have any authority of any kind to bind Strategist News in any respect whatsoever. The failure of either party to exercise in any respect any right provided for herein shall not be deemed a waiver of any further rights hereunder. Strategist News shall not be liable for any failure to perform its obligations hereunder where such failure results from any cause beyond Strategist News's reasonable control, including, without limitation, mechanical, electronic or communications failure or degradation (including "line-noise" interference). If any provision of the Terms of Use is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that the Terms of Use shall otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable. The Terms of Use is not assignable, transferable or sublicensable by you except with Strategist News's prior written consent. Strategist News may transfer, assign or delegate the Terms of Use and its rights and obligations without consent. Any claim relating to Strategist News's web site shall be governed by the laws of the State of New Jersey without regard to its conflict of law provisions.


15. TRADEMARKS

STRATEGIST NEWS, STRATEGISTNEWS and other Strategist News graphics, logos, designs, page headers, button icons, scripts, and service names are registered trademarks, trademarks or trade dress of Strategist News in the U.S. and/or other countries. Strategist News's trademarks and trade dress may not be used, including as part of trademarks and/or as part of domain names, in connection with any product or service in any manner that is likely to cause confusion. The images and icons available in the Strategist News icon pack may be used by partner and third party sites in connection with providing appropriate "Strategist News Vote " and "Submit to Strategist News" links to the Strategist News site.

 

 



 

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