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Thank you for visiting a The Los Angeles Post web site or application (the “Site”). Please read these Terms and Conditions of Use (the “Agreement”) carefully before using the Site. By using the Site, you agree to comply with the Agreement. If you do not agree to comply with the Agreement, you may not use the Site. (“The Los Angeles Post”) and its affiliates (collectively, “we”, “us”) reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify the Agreement at any time, and such modifications shall be effective immediately upon posting of the modified version on the Site. You agree to review the Agreement periodically to be aware of such modifications, and your continued use of the Site shall be deemed your conclusive acceptance of the modified Agreement.
The Site and the services offered herein are provided solely as an online news service to present information to the public.
The Los Angeles Post is an online news service that takes into account the news reported by traditional online media, the blogosphere and social media, as well as “social reactions” coming from these services to quickly deliver the stories that really matter.
You should use your own judgment regarding the merits of any individual, entity or information that you find on or through the Site. The Los Angeles Post cannot and does not represent or warrant that any news, blogs or other media-related service provider who offers services in connection with the information provided on or through the Site is qualified, or otherwise authorized or capable of performing any such service.
The Los Angeles Post does not make any representations, warranties or assurances as to the timeliness, completeness or accuracy of information provided by any news, blog or other media-related service provider on or through the Site.
The Site, and all text, information, images, audio, video and other material (“Content”) posted on or through the Site, are protected by copyright, trade-mark, and other intellectual property and proprietary rights laws, and are owned and/or controlled by the respective owners/licensees of the Content. All Content posted on or through this Site, remains the valuable intellectual property of its owner(s), and is made available on or through the Site solely for your own personal, non-commercial, lawful use. You agree to abide by all copyright notices, information and restrictions contained in or displayed with any Content.
You affirm that you have attained the age of majority in the jurisdiction in which you are resident, or possess legal parental or guardian consent, and are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in these Terms, and to abide by and comply with these Terms.
You may not use the Site if you live in a jurisdiction where access to or use of the Site or any part of it may be illegal. It is solely your responsibility to determine whether your use of the Site is lawful, and you must comply with all applicable laws.
In cases where you have authorized a minor to use the Site, you recognize that you are fully responsible for:
(i) the online conduct of such minor;
(ii) controlling the minor’s access to and use of the Site; and
(iii) the consequences of any misuse by the minor. You acknowledge that some of the areas of the Site may contain material that is inappropriate for minors.
Nothing contained on the Site should be considered as granting you, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any copyrighted material, trade-marks, logos, or other names, or other intellectual property used on or in connection with the Site, including, but not limited to, those identifying The Los Angeles Post and/or its affiliates, licensors and related companies, or their respective products and services displayed on the Site, without the expressed written consent of the applicable rights holder. You do not acquire any ownership rights in any Content, nor are you granted any commercial, sale, resale, reproduction, licensing or sub-licensing, distribution, publishing, broadcast, transmission, performance or promotional use rights with respect to the Content.
You may only copy and store Content on your own computer for your personal, non-commercial home use, and you may not copy, share, modify, translate, license or sublicense, distribute, publish, broadcast, transmit, perform, display, sell or disseminate any Content to another recipient or otherwise use the Content for any other purpose. You are hereby advised that The Los Angeles Post, its affiliates and licensors will aggressively enforce their intellectual property rights to the fullest extent permitted by law.
Your use of the Site and Content must comply with this Agreement, all applicable laws and all applicable The Los Angeles Post policies. Without limitation, you may not use the Site to directly or indirectly: invade another person’s privacy or collect, disclose or store personal information about other persons (including telephone numbers, street addresses, email addresses, last names, etc.); “stalk” or otherwise harass another person; harm minors; unlawfully promote or incite hatred; or impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to a The Los Angeles Post official, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity.
7.1 Grant of Rights. With respect to Content that you upload, post, transmit, distribute or otherwise disseminate or make available on or through the Site (your “Contributions”), you irrevocably grant us the world-wide, perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive, sub-licensable and transferable right and license (without obligation) to use, distribute, reproduce, encode, modify, adapt, edit, display, exhibit, publish, translate, publicly perform, communicate, publicly display your Contributions, and to incorporate them into other works, in any format and through any media channel, whether now known or hereafter invented, including, without limitation, by way of the Site. Subject to the rights expressly granted to us, you retain ownership of the copyright in your Contributions.
7.2 Moral Rights Waiver. You irrevocably waive your moral rights with respect to your Contributions, in connection with our exploitation of the rights granted to us in this Agreement.
7.3 Prohibited Content. You will not upload, post, transmit, distribute, or otherwise disseminate or make available on or through the Site any Content that: is copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third party proprietary or contractual rights, including privacy and personality/publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have written permission from their rightful owner to post the Content and to grant us all of the rights granted herein; is obscene, profane, defamatory, libelous, slanderous, fraudulent, deceptive, threatening, intimidating, pornographic, harassing, abusive, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, encourages or assists conduct that would constitute a criminal offence, could result in civil liability, or is otherwise objectionable, offensive, inappropriate or unlawful; implies or suggests an endorsement by us; in the case of audio or video Content, is greater than ten (10) minutes in duration; or contains advertising, a solicitation of funds, or a solicitation for goods or services; or otherwise violates this Agreement or any applicable municipal, provincial, federal or international law, order or regulation.
7.4 Third Party Clearances. You represent and warrant that you own or have secured all necessary licenses, rights, consents and permissions to use, and to authorize us to use, any trade-marks, copyrighted material or other intellectual property and/or proprietary material contained in your Contributions, and that you have the written consent, release and/or permission of every identifiable individual person appearing or referenced in your Contributions to use his/her name and/or likeness.
7.5 Removal of Content. The Los Angeles Post has no obligation to, and does not and cannot, monitor or review every item of Content that you and other users make available through the Site, and The Los Angeles Post is not responsible for any of this Content. However, The Los Angeles Post reserves the right to investigate, monitor, delete and/or refuse to transmit, move, remove, edit or refuse to post any material or information, in whole or in part, without notice to you, that it deems in its absolute discretion, unacceptable, undesirable or in violation of any law or this Agreement.
7.6 Responsibility for Uploaded Content. You will be solely responsible for any Content that you make available through the Site, and any liability resulting from its use as contemplated in this Agreement. You will also be liable for any costs, losses or damage resulting, directly or indirectly, from your making any Content available on or through the Site.
7.7 Postings Non-Confidential. Any communications, comments, ideas or concepts that you post to the Site will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary. You agree that The Los Angeles Post and its affiliates are free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques that you send us for any purpose.
8.1 Third Party Content. You acknowledge that, despite the prohibitions above, Content posted on the Site by other end users, may contain inaccurate, inappropriate, offensive or sexually explicit material, products or services and links to other web sites. We do not have control over Content provided by third parties, and assume no responsibility or liability for it. Content you access or transmit using the Site is accessed and transmitted at your own risk.
8.2 Third Party Web sites. Web sites accessed via links or other means from the Site have, unless otherwise indicated, been independently developed by third parties. The inclusion of any Content or links on the Site should not be construed as an express nor an implied endorsement of any third party products or services by us. We are not responsible for the Content or opinions expressed on any linked web sites, and such web sites are in no way investigated, monitored or checked by us.
Unless otherwise agreed in writing by us, you may only provide a hypertext link to the Site on another web site, provided that
(a) the appearance, position and other aspects of the link may not be such as to damage or dilute the goodwill associated with our names and trade-marks, as determined by us in our sole and absolute discretion;
(b) the appearance, position and other aspects of the link may not create the false appearance that an entity is associated with or sponsored by us, as determined by us in our sole and absolute discretion;
(c) the link, when activated by a user, must display the Site full-screen and not within a “frame” on the linked web site; and
(d) we reserve the right to revoke our consent to the link at any time in our sole discretion.
You may be issued a unique user name and password to access portions of the Site. You are solely responsible for protecting your user name and password. We are not liable for any claims, losses, actions, damages, suits or proceedings relating to the sharing of your user name and password with others. You agree to notify The Los Angeles Post immediately after you become aware of any unauthorized use of your user name and password, and to take such reasonable steps as are necessary to prevent any reoccurrence of such event.
This Agreement shall continue indefinitely until terminated by you or us pursuant to the provisions hereof or in accordance with applicable law. We may discontinue, or terminate your access to, the Site or any portion of the Site, at any time without notice to you. Our discontinuance of the Site or any portion of the Site may result in the removal or deletion of Content made available by you. You are responsible for maintaining any required back up copies of such Content. The Los Angeles Post will not be liable to you with respect to its deletion of any Content.
THE SITE, AND ALL CONTENT, MATERIAL, INFORMATION OR POSTINGS FOUND ON OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE SITE, ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS. THE LOS ANGELES POST, ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSORS AND RELATED COMPANIES, AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, CONSULTANTS AND AGENTS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, EXPRESS AND IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY AND ALL REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABLE QUALITY, FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE, SUITABILITY FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND ANY REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS ARISING FROM ANY COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE, WITH RESPECT TO THE SITE OR THE CONTENT CONTAINED IN OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE SITE. NEITHER THE LOS ANGELES POST NOR ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSORS AND RELATED COMPANIES, NOR EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, CONSULTANTS AND AGENTS MAKES ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES AS TO THE ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, RELIABILITY, TRUTHFULNESS OR COMPLETENESS OF THE SITE OR THE CONTENT CONTAINED IN OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE CONTENTS OF ANY CONTENT, INFORMATION, MATERIAL, OR POSTING FOUND ON THE SITE (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY PRESS RELEASES OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION), ANY SERVICES PROVIDED THROUGH THE SITE, OR ANY LINKS TO OTHER SITES MADE AVAILABLE ON THE SITE OR THE CONTENT CONTAINED ON SUCH SITE(S), OR AS TO THE CONTINUOUS OR ERROR FREE USE AND OPERATION OF THE SITE. NEITHER THE LOS ANGELES POST NOR ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSORS AND RELATED COMPANIES, NOR EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, CONSULTANTS OR AGENTS MAKES ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT THE SITE OR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR FREE, OR FREE FROM DEFECTS, VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE, GROSS NEGLIGENCE, NEGLIGENT MISREPRESENTATION AND FUNDAMENTAL BREACH SHALL THE LOS ANGELES POST OR ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSORS AND RELATED COMPANIES, AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, CONSULTANTS AND AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY LOSS THAT RESULT FROM YOUR USE OF, OR YOUR INABILITY TO USE, ANY CONTENT, INFORMATION, MATERIAL, OR POSTINGS ON THE SITE, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY. THESE LIMITATIONS APPLY REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE PARTY LIABLE OR ALLEGEDLY LIABLE WAS ADVISED, HAD OTHER REASON TO KNOW, OR IN FACT KNEW OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT NEITHER THE LOS ANGELES POST NOR ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSORS AND RELATED COMPANIES, NOR EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, CONSULTANTS AND AGENTS SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY USER, INCLUDING YOU.
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, you will defend, indemnify and hold harmless The Los Angeles Post, its affiliates, licensors and related companies, and each of their respective directors, officers, employees, consultants and agents from and against all claims, liability, and expenses, including all legal fees and costs, arising out of: (a) your breach of any provision of this Agreement; or (b) your use of the Site, the Content , your contributions and the placement or transmission of any Content or any of your contributions on the Site made by you or others using your user name and password. The Los Angeles Post reserves the right, in its sole discretion and at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you and you shall not in any event settle any matter without the prior written consent of The Los Angeles Post or its affiliates, licensors or related companies. You will co-operate as fully as reasonably required in the defense of any claim.
16.1 If you are dissatisfied with the Site or with this Agreement, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the Site.
16.2 The Los Angeles Post reserves the right to seek all remedies available at law and in equity for violations of this Agreement, including the right to block access from a particular IP address to the Site or any part thereof.
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