Southwest Riverside News Network Terms of Service
Last updated November 2, 2009
Welcome to the Southwest Riverside News Network. SWRNN.com (“Site”) is an affiliate of the US Local News Network, a Delaware limited liability company.
We reserve the right to change these Terms of Service or to impose new conditions on use of the Site, from time to time, in which case we will post the revised Terms of Service on this website and update the “Last Updated” date to reflect the date of the changes. By continuing to use the Site after we post any such changes, You accept the Terms of Service, as modified.
We also reserve the right to deny access to the Site or any features of the Site to anyone who violates these Terms of Service or who, in our sole judgment, interferes with the ability of others to enjoy our Site or infringes the rights of others.
1. Access to the Site and Services
Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Southwest Riverside News Network may offer to provide certain services, as described more fully on the Site, and which are selected by You through the process provided on the Site (“Services”), solely for Your own personal use, and not for the use or benefit of any third party.
You certify to Southwest Riverside News Network that You are an individual (i.e., not a corporation), and that either You are at least 18 years of age or You are accessing the Site and Services by permission of a parent or guardian. You also certify that You are legally permitted to use the Services and access the Site, and take full responsibility for the selection and use of the Services and access of the Site. This Agreement is void where prohibited by law, and the right to access the Site is revoked in such jurisdictions.
SWRNN.com strongly recommends that parents supervise the use of the Internet by their children. A number of commercial products are available to help limit access to material on the Internet that You may consider harmful or inappropriate for your child.
2. Site Content
The Site and its contents may only be used in accordance with the terms of this Agreement. All materials displayed or performed on the Site (including, but not limited to text, graphics, news articles, photographs, images, illustrations, audio clips and video clips, also known as the “Content”) are protected by copyright. You shall abide by all copyright notices, information, and restrictions contained in any Content accessed through the Services.
Content produced by SWRNN is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial license enabling users to copy, distribute, and perform the works on this Site as well as create derivative works with proper attribution for non-commercial use.
Your Limited Right to Use Site Materials. The Site is protected by copyright as a collective work and/or compilation, pursuant to U.S. copyright laws, international conventions, and other copyright laws. Southwest Riverside News Network grants to You a limited, nonexclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable right under Southwest Riverside News Network’s intellectual property rights to copy, distribute, display, perform and create derivative works of the Content with proper attribution solely for non-commercial use. If You wish to use Content for commercial purposes, You must submit a business inquiry, which you may do by sending us an email via the Contact Us web page of the Site. Copying, using or storing any Content for other than noncommercial use is expressly prohibited without prior written permission from Southwest Riverside News Network or from the copyright holder identified in such Content’s copyright notice.
Our Right to Use Content You Submit or Post. You acknowledge and agree that if You use any of the Services to contribute Content to the Site, including text, photos, audio and video, then Southwest Riverside News Network is hereby granted a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, transferable right to fully exploit such Content (including all related intellectual property rights) and to allow others to do so. You warrant that You own or control all of the rights to the Content provided, and further warrant, represent and agree that You will not contribute any Content that is libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, offensive or otherwise violates any law or right of any third party. Southwest Riverside News Network reserves the right to remove any Content from the Site 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 if Southwest Riverside News Network is concerned that User may have breached the immediately preceding sentence), or for no reason at all.
Limitations on Linking and Framing. You are free to establish a hypertext link to our Site so long as the link does not state or imply any sponsorship of your website or service by Southwest Riverside News Network. However, You may not, without our prior written permission, frame or inline link any of the content of our Site, or incorporate into another website or other service any of our material, content or intellectual property.
Limitations on Use of Associated Press Materials. Some of the material available on this Site is provided by the Associated Press. By using this Site you agree and acknowledge that (1) You will not publish, broadcast, or rewrite for broadcast or publication, or redistribute directly or indirectly in any medium any Associated Press text, photo, graphic, audio, and/or video material, and (2) no Associated Press materials nor any portion thereof may be stored in a computer except for personal and non-commercial use. The Associated Press will not be held liable for any delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions in its materials or in the transmission or delivery of all or any part of its materials, or for any damages arising
Notice of Copyright Infringement. If You are a copyright owner or agent thereof and believe that content infringes upon your copyright, please submit notice, pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. § 512(c)) to our Copyright Agent with the following information: (i) an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright; (ii) a description of the copyrighted work that You claim has been infringed; (iii) the URL of the location containing the material that You claim is infringing; (iv) your address, telephone number, and email address; (v) a statement by You that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; (vi) a statement by You, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that You are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.
Our Copyright Agent can be reached as follows:
San Diego News Network LLC
8253 Ronson Road
San Diego, CA 92111
By phone: 858-309-4897
By fax: 858-408-1958
By e-mail: copyrightagent(at)sdnn.com
Please note that attachments cannot be accepted at the email address for security reasons. Accordingly, any notification of infringement submitted electronically with an attachment will not be received or processed.
3. Comment Posting Guidelines
You agree that your submitted or posted comments whether or not intended for display on our Site will not include any Content that is illegal, indecent, profane, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy or otherwise injurious to third parties; and that it will not consist of or contain software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings or any form of “spam.” You may not use a false e-mail address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of your comments.
You may not submit a comment that infringes in any manner on the copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights of any person or entity, or that contains any confidential or proprietary information of any person or entity, or that otherwise violates the legal rights of any person or entity. You may not submit a comment that contains personally identifiable information about other people, such as their phone number, street address or e-mail address, or information about other people that could result in an invasion of their privacy or their harassment.
You agree that, by submitting any comment to us, You are granting to us a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable and fully assignable and sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, edit, reformat, create derivative works from, distribute and display that comment throughout the world for any purpose and in any media. Your comment may be edited for length or clarity or for any other reason either before or after it is published, and it may be attributed it to You and may include your name and city. We reserve the right (but not the obligation) to remove any comment for any reason from our site.
You are responsible for all of your activity in connection with the Services and accessing the Site. Any fraudulent, abusive, or otherwise illegal activity may be grounds for termination of Your right to Services or to access the Site. You may not 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 Southwest Riverside News Network user.
Use of the Site or Services to violate the security of any computer network, crack passwords or security encryption codes, transfer or store illegal material including that which are deemed threatening or obscene, or engage in any kind of illegal activity is expressly prohibited.
5. Registration and Security
As a condition to using certain Services, You may be required to register with Southwest Riverside News Network and select a password and user name (“SWRNN User ID”). You shall provide Southwest Riverside News Network with accurate, complete, and updated registration information. Failure to do so shall constitute a breach of this Agreement, which may result in immediate termination of your account. You may not (i) select or use as a SWRNN User ID a name of another person with the intent to impersonate that person; or (ii) use as a SWRNN User ID a name subject to any rights of a person other than You without appropriate authorization. Southwest Riverside News Network reserves the right to refuse registration of, or cancel n SWRNN User ID in its discretion. You shall be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your SWRNN password.
You will indemnify and indemnify and hold harmless Southwest Riverside News Network and its parent company and affiliates, and their directors, officers, managers, employees, donors, agents, and licensors, from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from any violation of this 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 Section. In such event, You shall provide us with such cooperation as is reasonably requested by us.
7. Warranty Disclaimer
This Site is available “as is.” We do not warrant that this Site will be uninterrupted or error-free. There may be delays, omissions, interruptions and inaccuracies in the news, information or other materials available through this Site. We are not responsible for the availability or content of other services that may be linked to this Site. We do not make any warranties, express or implied, including without limitation, those of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, with respect to this Site or any information or goods that are available or advertised or sold through this Site. We do not make any representations, nor do we endorse the accuracy, completeness, timeliness or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement or other material or database displayed, uploaded or distributed in this Service or available though links in this Site. We reserve the right to correct any errors or omissions in this Service but are under no obligation to do so. Although we take reasonable steps to prevent the introduction of viruses, worms, “trojan horses” or other destructive materials to this Site, we do not guarantee or warrant that this Site or Services or materials that may be downloaded through them do not contain such destructive features. If You rely on this Site and any materials available through this Service, You do so solely at your own risk.
8. Limitation of Liability
Southwest Riverside NEWS NETWORK AND ITS PARENT AND AFFILIATES, AND THEIR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, MANAGERS, EMPLOYEES, DONORS, AGENTS AND LICENSORS ARE NOT LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING LOST REVENUES OR PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS OR LOSS OF DATA, IN ANY WAY RELATED TO THIS SERVICE OR FOR ANY CLAIM, LOSS OR INJURY BASED ON ERRORS, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS OR OTHER INACCURACIES IN THIS SERVICE (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION AS A RESULT OF BREACH OF ANY WARRANTY OR OTHER TERM OF THIS AGREEMENT). ANY CLAIM AGAINST US SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT YOU PAID, IF ANY, FOR USE OF THIS SERVICE.
This Agreement may be terminated by either party for any reason at any time. The Limitation of Liability and Governing Law Sections of this User Agreement shall survive any such termination.
10. Governing Law
This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the United States and the State of California. Any action to enforce this Agreement shall be brought in the federal or state courts located in Southwest Riverside, California. You hereby agree to personal jurisdiction by such courts, and waive any jurisdictional, venue, or inconvenient forum objections to such courts.