Terms of Service
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Responsible Use and Conduct
By visiting our website and accessing the information, resources, services, products, and tools we provide for you, either directly or indirectly (hereafter referred to as ‘Resources’), you agree to usage of our Resources only for the purposes intended as permitted by (a) the terms of this User Agreement, and (b) applicable laws, regulations and generally accepted online practices or guidelines.
Wherein, you understand that:
a. In order to access our Resources, you may be required to provide certain information about yourself as part of the registration process, or as part of your ability to use the Resources. You agree that any information you provide will always be accurate, correct, and up to date.
b. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any login information associated with any account you use to access our Resources. Accordingly, you are responsible for all activities that occur under your account/s.
c. Accessing (or attempting to access) any of our Resources by any means other than through the means we provide, is strictly prohibited. You specifically agree not to access (or attempt to access) any of our Resources through any automated, unethical or unconventional means.
d. Engaging in any activity that disrupts or interferes with our Resources, including the servers and/or networks to which our Resources are located or connected, is strictly prohibited.
e. Attempting to copy, duplicate, reproduce, sell, trade, or resell our Resources is strictly prohibited.
f. You are solely responsible any consequences, losses, or damages that we may directly or indirectly incur or suffer due to any unauthorized activities conducted by you, as explained above, and may incur criminal or civil liability.
g. We may provide various open communication tools on our website, such as comments, posts, public chat, forums, message boards, newsgroups, product ratings and reviews, various social media services, and other services as we see fit.
h. You assume all liability for the content you post. Any content submitted for publication is the property of Villages-News.com, and as such, Villages-News.com retains all rights to said property, its publication and distribution.
i. Content is prescreened and moderated, but it is your responsibility to ensure that you use our Resources and tools responsibly.
j. Threatening, defaming, abusive, harassing, degrading, and intimidating language is not permitted. Submissions that contain hate speech or any type of suggestive, inappropriate, or explicit language are not permitted. If the language is deemed to be threatening to any reasonable person, it may be forwarded to law enforcement.
j. Infringement on any trademark, patent, trade secret, copyright, or other proprietary right of any party is not permitted. Language containing advertisements or general solicitations is not permitted.
k. Impersonating any person or entity, including Villages-News.com employees or representatives, is not permitted.
l. Villages-News.com may remove any content not in compliance with this User Agreement, along with any content that is otherwise offensive, harmful, objectionable, inaccurate, or violates any 3rd party copyrights or trademarks. Villages-News.com is not responsible for any delay or failure in removing such content. If your submission is removed, you consent to such removal and waive any claim against us.
m. Villages-News.com and its parent company and affiliates, their directors, officers, managers, employees, donors, agents, and licensors, will be held harmless and indemnified against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from any violation of this User Agreement or the failure to fulfill any obligations relating to your account incurred by you or any other person using your account. We reserve the right to take over the exclusive defense of any claim for which we are entitled to indemnification under this User Agreement. In such event, you shall provide us with such cooperation as is reasonably requested by Villages-News.com and law enforcement agencies.