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Terms of Service

Definitions

PotomacLocal.com.com is the web site maintained by Post Publishing, Inc. (referred to here as “Potomac Local”). As used in these Terms of Use, the term “site” refers to the website located at http://PotomacLocal.com; “User,” or collectively “Users” refers to any party who accesses the Site; and “Access” means viewing or otherwise obtaining or requesting information using the Site.

Acceptance of Terms

By accessing the Site via the Internet or any other medium, User accepts and agrees to all conditions imposed in these Terms of Use.

Potomac Local reserves the right to modify these Terms of Use at any time without notice to User. Any change in these Terms of Use is effective immediately upon User’s receipt of notice from Potomac Local. Notice can be given through e-mail, a posting of the revised Terms of Use on the Site, or any other means by which User may obtain notice. Users should periodically check these Terms of Use for changes. Any use of the Site after changes have been made shall be deemed acceptance of those changed Terms of Use.

Potomac Local has the exclusive right to control the accessibility, hours of use, and the features on the Site. Potomac Local can restrict access to any or all portions of the Site or remove any information or content from the Site at any time. Potomac Local reserves the right to monitor use of the Site.

User is solely responsible for providing the equipment used to access the Site, including all computer equipment, remote communications equipment, telephone or other equipment.

Privacy

User should review the Privacy Policy for this site, which is incorporated by reference into these Terms of Use.

Accessing the SiteIn order to gain unlimited access to the Site, you must register and create a login and password. You can do this online by completing the registration form on the applicable page. In our registration form we ask you to submit your name, email address, and to create a password to be used to access the Site.

You will be asked for credit card information for payment of the subscription fee.

Responsibility for User Accounts

It is your responsibility to keep your login credentials confidential and secure. Please do not share your credentials with others. Anyone who has your login credentials can access our services and freely obtain or tamper with any information posted in your account. By subscribing to Potomac Local, you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur at the Site under your registration account. Potomac Local reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to refuse service or terminate your account.

Copyrights and Trademarks

All content on the Site (with the exception of content that may be provided by Potomac Local’s third party content providers or materials submitted by Users) is the copyrighted property of Potomac Local. Other than the download to the viewer’s computer that is inherent in viewing a web page, Site contents may not be copied, reproduced, modified, published, uploaded, posted, transmitted, “framed” on another site, or distributed in any way without the prior written consent of Potomac Local. Users must retain all copyright and other proprietary notices on any authorized reproductions of any portion of the Site. Any third party trademarks and content appearing on the Site are the property of their respective owners. You are not permitted to use any of these third-party trademarks or content without permission of the respective owners.

Users submitting their own content on the Site pursuant to the terms of these Terms of Use (including but not limited to profile information and submissions such as press releases, news tips, and announcements) retain the copyright in such material, but they are deemed to have given Potomac Local a license to use the material in any media or format, including online formats, which means that Potomac Local can, among other things, copy the material for backup and archival purposes, display it on the Site, allow viewers to view it (including by downloading a copy to the viewer’s machines), edit it, use it marketing materials and advertising, or provide it to other news organizations. This license is perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, transferable in whole or in part, and fully-paid up. Potomac Local also has the right to remove User-submitted content from the Site at any time for any purpose.

Prohibited Conduct

User expressly agrees to refrain from doing, either personally or through an agent, any of the following:

Use any device or other means to harvest information about other Users.
Transmit, install, upload or otherwise transfer any virus or other item or process to the Site that in any way affects the use, enjoyment or service of the Site.
Transmit, install, upload or otherwise transfer any virus or other item to the Site that in any way affects the use, enjoyment or service of any User’s or Potomac Local’s employee’s computer or other medium used to access the Site.
Submit any material to the Site that is offensive to any other User. Potomac Local maintains the exclusive right to determine what is offensive.
Submit to the Site any content that violates or infringes the intellectual property rights of others (including but not limited to copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, patents and publicity rights).
Modify the information, including headers, found on the Site.
Transmit, install, upload or otherwise transfer to the Site any unauthorized advertisement or communication.
Engage in any action which Potomac Local determines is detrimental to the use and enjoyment of the Site.
Use the Site for any unlawful or defamatory means.
Transmit, install, upload, post or otherwise transfer any information in violation of the laws of the United States or post any information that could result in civil unrest.

Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability

Although Potomac Local has attempted to provide accurate information on the Site, it makes no guarantee or warranty, express or implied, as to the reliability, accuracy, timeliness or completeness of that information and assumes no responsibility for any errors or omissions therein.

USER ACCESSES THIS SITE AT HIS OR HER OWN RISK. THE SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS, AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND AND ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT ARE SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMED. NEITHER Potomac Local NOR ITS AFFILIATES, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS OR THIRD PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS RESULTING FROM THE USE OR UNAVAILABILITY OF INFORMATION OR CONTENT ON THIS SITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY LOST PROFITS, LOSS OR DAMAGE TO DATA, OR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, COMPENSATORY OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, EVEN IF THEY HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

THIS DISCLAIMER IS APPLICABLE TO ANY DAMAGE OR INJURY RESULTING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OR OMISSION OF Potomac Local, A COMPUTER VIRUS OR OTHER SIMILAR ITEM, TELECOMMUNICATIONS ERRORS, OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF USER INFORMATION THROUGH THEFT OR ANY OTHER MEANS. Potomac Local IS NOT LIABLE FOR CRIMINAL, TORTIOUS, OR NEGLIGENT ACTIONS OR OMISSIONS OF THIRD PARTIES THAT AFFECT THIS SITE.

IN NO EVENT WILL Potomac Local OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES, AGENTS, EMPLOYEES, ASSIGNS OR THIRD PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY TORTIOUS OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF OTHER USERS.

IN NO EVENT WILL Potomac Local OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES, AGENTS, EMPLOYEES OR ASSIGNS BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO EQUIPMENT, HARDWARE OR OTHER PROPERTY OF USER OR PERSONAL INJURY THAT ARISES IN CONNECTION WITH USE OF THE SITE.

Third Party Content

Potomac Local is not the publisher or speaker of any information on the Site that is provided by third party content providers or by Users, and Potomac Local is not liable for any claims related to that information. Any mention on the Site of products or services provided by third parties, including any advertisement found on the Site, is for informational purposes only and constitutes neither an endorsement nor a recommendation by Potomac Local. Potomac Local assumes no responsibility for those advertisements, products or services. Any dealings among any User and any third parties mentioned on or found through the Site (including through classified advertising) are solely between the Users and the third parties, and are subject to any terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with those dealings.

Potomac Local MAKES NO WARRANTY, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, OF THE ACCURACY, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OF THE INFORMATION PROVIDED BY THIRD PARTIES. THIS INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED BY AN ADVERTISER, THIRD PARTY CONTENT PROVIDER TO USER VIA THIS SITE, OR ANY INFORMATION FOUND ON A LINK LOCATED ON THIS SITE THAT ALLOWS USERS TO ACCESS INFORMATION ON ANOTHER SITE. ADDITIONALLY, Potomac Local DOES NOT WARRANT THE EXISTENCE OR FUNCTIONALITY OF ANY SITE WHICH CAN BE ACCESSED THROUGH A LINK LOCATED ON THIS SITE.

Indemnification

User agrees to defend, indemnify and otherwise hold harmless Potomac Local and its officers, directors, agents, employees and assigns from and against any cause of action or claim, including legal fees, related to User’s use of the Site.

Security

Users are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of the Site. Potomac Local will investigate occurrences of possible violations and will cooperate with all applicable law enforcement authorities in prosecuting violators.

Termination of Terms of Use

Potomac Local may terminate these Terms of Use at its discretion. In addition to Potomac Local’s other rights, Potomac Local may terminate access to this site or cancel membership to any service that Potomac Local provides on the Site, if User breaches the Terms of Use in any way or engages in conduct that Potomac Local deems inappropriate. In the event of termination of the Terms of Use, the provisions in this paragraph and the provisions found under the captions “Copyright and Marks,” “Prohibited Conduct,” “Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability,” “Third Party Content,” “Indemnification,” “Security” and “Miscellaneous” shall survive.

Refunds

User may cancel their Potomac Local subscription in writing to ukiser@potomaclocal.com or by using the Cancel Account option in their Account Dashboard. Refunds will be provided, on a pro-rata basis, only where User has less than six months of their annual subscription remaining. Potomac Local reserves the right to retain at least six months of the annual subscription fee for administration and other costs.

Copyright Protection

Potomac Local honors the intellectual property rights of others and asks the same of Users of the Site. Potomac Local may, in its sole discretion, terminate the accounts or access rights of Users whose actions infringe or otherwise violate the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe your work has been infringed, please provide Potomac Local with the following information:

A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
Identification of the copyright work claimed to have been infringed or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
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 Potomac Local to identify the material;
Information that is reasonably sufficient to permit Potomac Local to contact the complaining party, such as address, telephone number and, if available, e-mail address;
A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in a manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Potomac Local can be contacted at:

Potomac Local Media, LLC

2769 Jefferson Davis Highway
Suite 111-16
Stafford, Va. 22554
Email: news@potomaclocal.com

Miscellaneous

These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between Potomac Local and User regarding the subject matter hereof. Any previous agreement, whether oral or written, between Potomac Local and User dealing with the subject matter hereof is superseded. If any portion of these Terms of Use is found to be unenforceable for any reason, such portion will be deemed severed and will not affect the enforceability of the remaining terms. Upon User’s breach of these Terms of Use, Potomac Local may pursue any legal or equitable remedy available, including but not limited to, direct, consequential and punitive damages and injunctive relief. Potomac Local’s remedies are cumulative and not exclusive. Failure of Potomac Local to exercise any remedy or enforce any portion of this Agreement at any time shall not operate as a waiver of any remedy or of the right to enforce any portion of the Agreement at any time thereafter. User agrees that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or action by User arising out of or regarding this Agreement must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred. Potomac Local makes no representation that the content of the Site is appropriate or available for use in all locations. Users of this site are responsible for compliance with all applicable local laws. Any dispute arising out of this Agreement shall be governed by the laws of Stafford County, Virginia, USA, notwithstanding any conflicts of law principles. Any action relating to this Agreement must be filed and maintained in Virginia, USA, or where applicable, the relevant United States Court, and each User consents to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in such courts for such purpose.