A rule about deportment
We insist that anything you post here be in the spirit of common sense, common courtesy, and common decency.
Some rules about site content (for particulars, read on)
You will not post anything in violation of anyone’s intellectual property rights, including without limitation copyright or trademark. See below for a more detailed restatement of this policy.
You give usACTIONnews.com a perpetual, royalty-free worldwide license to copy and publish anything you post here, even if you delete your posting. As a matter of courtesy we may, in the usACTIONnews.com’s complete discretion, and upon your very polite request, if convenient, de-publish anything that you posted and deleted here. If this is a matter of concern for you, do not post here. See below for a more detailed restatement of this policy.
You are licensed to copy, distribute and publish any materials copyrighted by usACTIONnews.com under Creative Commons License BY-NC. Material copyrighted by and licensed by others is subject to whatever provisions they establish.
You will not alter or modify any part of the Website other than by uploading materials as invited by the website.
Some rules for and about registered users
To access some features of the Website, you may have to register and create an account.
You may never use another person’s account without permission.
When creating your account, you must provide accurate and complete information.
You are solely responsible for the activity that occurs on your account. You – and you alone — must keep your account password secure. We are not your mother and we will not be responsible for what could happen if you give the wrong person your password.
Please notify usACTIONnews.com immediately of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account. We may or may not do anything about it, but we like to know.
usACTIONnews.com will not be liable for any losses caused by any unauthorized use of your account.
But you may be liable for the losses of usACTIONnews.com or others, whatever they might be, due to such unauthorized use.
Don’t be Evil. Or even Greedy.
You won’t use or launch any automated system such as bots or spiders that accesses the Website in a manner that sends more request messages to the usACTIONnews.com servers in a given period of time than a human can reasonably produce in the same period by using a convention on-line web browser. (Not that a mere Term will deter a crazed North Korean hacker or Somali pirate, but including the prohibition keeps our Counsel quiet and including it is easier than arguing with her.)
You agree not to collect or harvest any personal information, including account names, from the Website, nor to use the communication systems provided by the Website for any commercial solicitation purposes.
You agree not to solicit, for commercial purposes, any users of the Website with respect to their User Submissions.
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Grant of Permission to Search Engines
usACTIONnews.com grants the operators of public search engines such as Google, Bing and all others permission to use bots and spiders to copy materials from the site for the sole purpose of creating publicly available searchable indices of the materials, but not caches or archives of such materials except so as to facilitate searching. So Sergei and Larry, unleash those bots, we really, really like having a high PageRank!
usACTIONnews.com reserves the right to revoke these exceptions either generally or in specific cases.
Intellectual Property Rights Fully Reserved
Content on the usACTIONnews.com, except all User Submissions (as defined below), content posted by permission of other websites, content excerpted from original materials copyrighted by others and material from the Public Domain, including without limitation, the text, software, scripts, graphics, photos, sounds, music, videos, interactive features and the like (“Content”) and the trademarks, service marks and logos contained therein (“Marks”), are owned by, licensed to or granted to usACTIONnews.com except where used as excerpts or reprints.
These are subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights under U.S. and foreign laws and international conventions.
Content on the Website owned by others is provided to you or linked to AS IS for your information and personal use only and may not be used, copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed, or otherwise exploited for any other purposes whatsoever without the prior written consent of the their respective owners.
You agree not to engage in the use, copying, or distribution of any of the Content other than expressly permitted herein, including any use, copying, or distribution of User Submissions of third parties obtained through the Website for any commercial purposes.
If you download, transmit to yourself, or print a copy of the Content for personal use, you must retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained therein.
You agree not to circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security related features of the usACTIONnews.com Website or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any Content or enforce limitations on use of the usACTIONnews.com Website or the Content therein.
usACTIONnews.com reserves all rights not expressly granted in and to the Website and the Content.
Site Content, especially the license you hereby grant to usACTIONnews.com in User Submissions and by submitting content via email.
usACTIONnews.com permits may post your words, and, eventually, images. We call these User Submissions. Whether or not such User Submissions are published, usACTIONnews.com does not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to any submissions.
You shall be solely responsible for your own User Submissions and the consequences of posting or publishing them. You warrant that:
you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to use and authorize usACTIONnews.com to use all patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights in and to any and all User Submissions to enable inclusion and use of the User Submissions in the manner contemplated by the Website and these Terms of Service; and
For clarity and not by way of limitation, except as set forth herein you retain all of your ownership rights in your User Submissions.
By submitting them, however, you thereby grant the usACTIONnews.com a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sub-licensable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform the User Submissions in connection with the usACTIONnews.com Website and the usACTIONnews.com(and its legal successors, if any).
The license you hereby grant includes usACTIONnews.com promoting and redistributing part or all of the usACTIONnews.com Website (and derivative works) in any media formats and through any media channels.
Moreover, you will not post any threatening, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive statements or materials that encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense anywhere they might be reading this, give rise to civil liability, violate any law, or is otherwise seriously inappropriate anywhere on Earth. Nondeletion of any content does not imply agreement with or tolerance by usACTIONnews.com of the content.
Nothing herein assures you the right that the usACTIONnews.com will give you the ability to remove or delete a User Submission from usACTIONnews.com.
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usACTIONnews.com may remove User Submissions and terminate your access at any time, without prior notice and at its sole discretion.
For copyright, trademark and other intellectual property owners: what to do if you believe there has been an infringement.
If you are a copyright or trademark or other intellectual property owner or an agent thereof and believe that any User Submission or other content infringes upon your copyrights, you may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act by providing our Copyright Agent with the following information in writing. Include
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(iii) Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material;
(iv) Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail;
(v) A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
(vi) A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
usACTIONnews.com’s designated Copyright Agent to receive notifications of claimed infringement is: Michael Whipple, usACTIONnews.com, 3520 Chamberlain Lane, Louisville, KY 40241. Please email us at admin@usACTIONnews.com . You agree that if you fail to comply with all of the requirements of this Section 5(D), your DMCA notice may not be valid.
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