1. GENERAL RULES AND DEFINITIONS
1.1 If you choose to use RiverheadLOCAL.com, or any of the features of this site, you will be agreeing to abide by all of the terms and conditions of these Terms of Service between you and East End Local Media Corp., publisher of this website (the “Service”).
1.2 East End Local Media Corp. may change, add or remove portions of these Terms of Service at any time, which shall become effective immediately upon posting. It is your responsibility to review these Terms of Service prior to each use of the site and by continuing to use this site, you agree to any changes.
1.3 YOUR CONTINUED USE OF THE SERVICE NOW, OR FOLLOWING THE POSTING OF NOTICE OF ANY CHANGES IN THESE OPERATING RULES, WILL INDICATE ACCEPTANCE BY YOU OF SUCH RULES, CHANGES, OR MODIFICATIONS.
1.4 East End Local Media Corp. may change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the Service at any time, including the availability of any Service feature, database, or content. East End Local Media Corp. may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to parts or all of the Service without notice or liability.
2. RIVERHEADLOCAL CONTENT
2.1 The contents of RiverheadLOCAL are intended for your personal, noncommercial use. All materials published on RiverheadLOCAL (including, but not limited to news articles, photographs, images, illustrations, audio clips and video clips, also known as the “Content”) are protected by copyright, and owned or controlled by East End Local Media Corp., or the party credited as the provider of the Content. You shall abide by all additional copyright notices, information, or restrictions contained in any Content accessed through the Service.
2.2 The Service and its Contents are protected by copyright pursuant to U.S. and international copyright laws. You may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce (except as provided in Section 2.3 of these Terms of Service), create new works from, distribute, perform, display, or in any way exploit, any of the Content or the Service (including software) in whole or in part.
2.3 You may download or copy the Content and other downloadable items displayed on the Service for personal use only, provided that you maintain all copyright and other notices contained therein. Copying or storing of any Content for other than personal use is expressly prohibited without prior written permission from East End Local Media Corp., or the copyright holder identified in the copyright notice contained in the Content.
2.4 The Content of the Service is owned or licensed to East End Local Media Corp..
3. USER-GENERATED CONTENT: SUBMISSIONS INCLUDING COMMENTS, REVIEWS, BLOGS AND IMAGES
3.1 (a) You shall not upload to, or distribute or otherwise publish on the site any libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, or otherwise illegal material.
3.1 (b) Be courteous. You agree that you will not threaten or verbally abuse other users, use defamatory language, or deliberately disrupt discussions with repetitive messages, meaningless messages or “spam.”
3.1 (c) Use respectful language. Like any community, the online conversation flourishes only when our members feel welcome and safe. You agree not to use language that abuses or discriminates on the basis of race, religion, nationality, gender, sexual preference, age, region, disability, etc. Hate speech of any kind is grounds for immediate and permanent suspension of access to all or part of the Service.
3.1 (d) Debate, but don’t attack. In a community full of opinions and preferences, people always disagree. East End Local Media Corp. encourages active discussions and welcomes heated debate on the Service. But personal attacks are a direct violation of these Terms of Service and are grounds for immediate and permanent suspension of access to all or part of the Service.
3.2 The Service shall be used only in a noncommercial manner. You shall not, without the express approval of East End Local Media Corp., distribute or otherwise publish any material containing any solicitation of funds, advertising or solicitation for goods or services.
3.3 You acknowledge that any submissions you make to the Service (i.e., user-generated content including but not limited to: comments, forum messages, reviews, text, shared activities, video, audio and photographs, as well as computer code and applications) (each, a “Submission”) may be edited, removed, modified, published, transmitted, and displayed by RiverheadLOCAL and you waive any rights you may have in having the material altered or changed in a manner not agreeable to you. Submissions made to the Service may also be included in our RSS feeds, APIs and made available for republishing through other formats.
3.4 You grant East End Local Media Corp. a perpetual, nonexclusive, world-wide, royalty free, sub-licensable license to the Submissions, which includes without limitation the right for East End Local Media Corp. or any third party it designates, to use, copy, transmit, excerpt, publish, distribute, publicly display, publicly perform, create derivative works of, host, index, cache, tag, encode, modify and adapt (including without limitation the right to adapt to streaming, downloading, broadcast, mobile, digital, thumbnail, scanning or other technologies) in any form or media now known or hereinafter developed, any Submission posted by you on or to RiverheadLOCAL.com or any other Web site owned by East End Local Media Corp., including any Submission posted on RiverheadLOCAL through a third party.
3.5 You are solely responsible for the content of your submissions. However, while RiverheadLOCAL does not and cannot review every submission and is not responsible for the content of these messages, RiverheadLOCAL reserves the right to delete, move, or edit submissions that it, in its sole discretion, deems abusive, defamatory, obscene, in violation of copyright or trademark laws, or otherwise unacceptable.
3.6 By making a Submission, you are consenting to its display on the site and for related online and offline promotional uses.
4. ACCESS AND AVAILABILITY OF SERVICE AND LINKS
4.1 RiverheadLOCAL contains links to other related Internet sites, resources, and sponsors of this website. Since East End Local Media Corp. is not responsible for the availability of these outside resources, or their contents, you should direct any concerns regarding any external link to the site administrator or Webmaster of such site.
5. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
5.1 You represent, warrant and covenant (a) that no materials of any kind submitted through your account will (i) violate, plagiarize, or infringe upon the rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy or other personal or proprietary rights; or (ii) contain libelous or otherwise unlawful material; and (b) that you are at least thirteen years old. You hereby indemnify, defend and hold harmless East End Local Media Corp. and all officers, directors, owners, agents, information providers, affiliates, licensors and licensees (collectively, the “Indemnified Parties”) from and against any and all liability and costs, including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees, incurred by the Indemnified Parties in connection with any claim arising out of any breach by you or any user of your account of these Terms of Service or the foregoing representations, warranties and covenants. You shall cooperate as fully as reasonably required in the defense of any such claim. East End Local Media Corp. reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you.
5.2 Neither East End Local Media Corp. nor RiverheadLOCAL represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement, or other information displayed, uploaded, or distributed through the Service by any user, information provider or any other person or entity. You acknowledge that any reliance upon any such opinion, advice, statement, memorandum, or information shall be at your sole risk. THE SERVICE AND ALL DOWNLOADABLE SOFTWARE ARE DISTRIBUTED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. YOU HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.
6. FEES AND PAYMENTS
6.1. East End Local Media Corp. reserves the right at any time to charge fees for access to portions of the Service or the Service as a whole. However, in no event will you be charged for access to the Service unless we obtain your prior agreement to pay such charges. Thus, if at any time East End Local Media Corp.requires a fee for portions of the Service that are now free (e.g., a domestic subscription fee), East End Local Media Corp. will give you advance notice of such fees and the opportunity to cancel the account before such charges are imposed.
8. SOFTWARE LICENSES
9.1 You shall have no rights to the proprietary software and related documentation, or any enhancements or modifications thereto, provided to you in order to access the Service (“Access Software”). You may not sublicense, assign or transfer any licenses granted by East End Local Media Corp., and any attempt at such sublicense, assignment or transfer shall be null and void. You may make one copy of such software for archival purposes only. You may not otherwise copy, distribute, modify, reverse engineer, or create derivative works from Access Software.
9.1 East End Local Media Corp. may, in its sole discretion, terminate or suspend your access to all or part of the Service for any reason, including, without limitation, breach or assignment of these Terms of Service.
10.1 These Terms of Service have been made in and shall be construed and enforced in accordance with New York law. Any action to enforce these Terms of Service shall be brought in the federal or state courts located in Suffolk County, NY.
10.2 Correspondence should be sent to [email protected] or to East End Local Media Corp., 224 Griffing Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901.
10.3 You agree to report any copyright violations of the Terms of Service to East End Local Media Corp. as soon as you become aware of them. In the event you have a claim of copyright infringement with respect to material that is contained in the RiverheadLOCAL.com service, please notify the webmaster.