General

The Times-Herald.com website is owned and operated by The Newnan Times-Herald, Inc. (“we”, “us” or “our”). By using times-herald.com, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Service and to use times- herald.com in accordance with these Terms of Service, our Privacy Policy, and any additional terms and conditions that may apply to specific sections of times-herald.com or to products and services available through times-herald.com. Accessing times-herald.com, in any manner, whether automated or otherwise, constitutes use of times-herald.com and your agreement to be bound by these Terms of Service. We reserve the right to change these Terms of Service or to impose new conditions on use of times-herald.com, from time to time, in which case we will post the revised Terms of Service on this website. By continuing to use times-herald.com after we post any such changes, you accept the Terms of Service, as modified.

Intellectual Property Rights

Our Limited License to You: Times-herald.com and all the materials available on times-herald.com are the property of us and/or our affiliates or licensors, and are protected by copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws. Times-herald.com is provided solely for your personal noncommercial use. You may not use times-herald.com or the materials available on times-herald.com in a manner that constitutes an infringement of our rights or that has not been authorized by us. More specifically, unless explicitly authorized in this Visitor Agreement or by the owner of the materials, you may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, translate, sell, create derivative works, exploit, or distribute in any manner or medium (including by email or other electronic means) any material from times-herald.com . You may, however, from time to time, download and/ or print one copy of individual pages of times-herald.com for your personal, non-commercial use, provided that you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices.

Your License to Us

By posting or submitting any material (including, without limitation, photos and videos) to us via times-herald.com, you are representing: (i) that you are the owner of the material, or are making your posting or submission with the express consent of the owner of the material; and (ii) that you are thirteen years of age or older. In addition, when you submit or post any material, you are granting us, and anyone authorized by us, a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, unrestricted, worldwide license to use, copy, modify, transmit, sell, exploit, create derivative works from, distribute, and /or publicly perform or display such material, in whole or in part, in any manner or medium, now known or hereafter developed, for any purpose. The foregoing grant shall include the right to exploit any proprietary rights in such posting or submission, including, but not limited to, rights under copyright, trademark, service mark or patent laws under any relevant jurisdiction. Also, in connection with the exercise of such rights, you grant us, and anyone authorized by us, the right to identify you as the author of any of your postings or submissions by name, email address or screen name, as we deem appropriate.

Limitations on Linking and Framing

You may establish a hypertext link to times-herald.com so long as the link does not state or imply any sponsorship of your site by us or by the times-herald.com. However, you may not, without our prior written permission, frame or inline link any of the content of times-herald.com, or incorporate into another website or other service any of our material, content or intellectual property.

Registration

To access certain features of times-herald.com, we may ask you to provide certain demographic information including your gender, year of birth, zip code and country. You agree that you will register only if you are 13 years or older. In addition, if you elect to sign-up for a particular feature of times-herald.com, such as discussion threads, you may also be asked to register with us on the form provided and such registration may require you to provide personally identifiable information such as your name and email address. You agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the times-herald.com registration form. If we have reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, or incomplete, we have the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of times-herald.com (or any portion thereof). Our use of any personally identifiable information you provide to us as part of the registration process is governed by the terms of our Privacy Policy.

Passwords

To use certain features of times-herald.com, you will need a username and password, which you will receive through the times-herald.com registration process. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and account, and are responsible for all activities (whether by you or by others) that occur under your password or account. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, and to ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. We cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to protect your password or account information.

Interactive Features

Times-herald.com may include a variety of features, such as discussion threads and email services, which allow feedback to us and real-time interaction between users, and other features which allow users to communicate with others. Responsibility for what is posted on public posting areas on times-herald.com, or sent via any email services on times-herald.com, lies with each user - you alone are responsible for the material you post or send. We do not control the messages, information or files that you or others may provide through times-herald.com. It is a condition of your use of times-herald.com that you do not:

  • Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying times-herald.com.
  • Use times-herald.com to impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity.
  • Interfere with or disrupt any servers or networks used to provide times-herald.com or its features, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of the networks we use to provide times-herald.com.
  • Use times-herald.com to instigate or encourage others to commit illegal activities or cause injury or property damage to any person.
  • Gain unauthorized access to times-herald.com, or any account, computer system, or network connected to times-herald.com, by means such as hacking, password mining or other illicit means.
  • Obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through times-herald.com.
  • Use times-herald.com to post or transmit any unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane or indecent information of any kind, including without limitation any transmissions constituting or encouraging conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any local, state, national or international law.
  • Use times-herald.com to post or transmit any information, software or other material that violates or infringes upon the rights of others, including material that is an invasion of privacy or publicity rights or that is protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary right, or derivative works with respect thereto, without first obtaining permission from the owner or rights holder.
  • Use times-herald.com to post or transmit any information, software or other material that contains a virus or other harmful component.
  • Use times-herald.com to post, transmit or in any way exploit any information, software or other material for commercial purposes, or that contains advertising.
  • Use times-herald.com to advertise or solicit to anyone to buy or sell products or services, or to make donations of any kind, without our express written approval.
  • Gather for marketing purposes any email addresses or other personal information that has been posted by other users of times-herald.com.

You understand that we have no obligation to monitor any public posting areas of times-herald.com through which users can supply information or material. However, we reserve the right at all times to disclose any information we believe necessary to satisfy any law, regulation or governmental request, or to refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, that in our sole discretion are objectionable or in violation of this Visitor Agreement. We also reserve the right to deny access to times-herald.com or any features of times-herald.com to anyone who violates this Visitor Agreement or who, in our sole judgment, interferes with the ability of others to enjoy our website or infringes the rights of others.

Associated Press Materials

Some of the material available on times-herald.com is provided by the Associated Press. By using times-herald.com, you agree and acknowledge that (1) Associated Press text, photo, graphic, audio, and /or video material shall not be published, broadcast, rewritten for broadcast or publication or redistributed directly or indirectly in any medium 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 from any of the foregoing.

Online Commerce

Certain sections of times-herald.com may allow you to purchase many different types of products and services online that are provided by third parties. We are not responsible for the quality, accuracy, timeliness, reliability or any other aspect of these products and services. If you make a purchase from a merchant on times-herald.com or on a site linked to by times-herald.com, the information obtained during your visit to that merchant’s online store or site, and the information that you give as part of the transaction, such as your credit card number and contact information, may be collected by both the merchant and us. A merchant may have privacy and data collection practices that are different from ours. We have no responsibility or liability for these independent policies. In addition, when you purchase products or services on or through times-herald.com, you may be subject to additional terms and conditions that specifically apply to your purchase or use of such products or services. For more information regarding a merchant, its online store, its privacy policies, and /or any additional terms and conditions that may apply, visit that merchant’s website and click on its information links or contact the merchant directly. You release us and our affiliates from any damages that you incur, and agree not to assert any claims against us or them, arising from your purchase or use of any products or services made available by third parties through times-herald.com. You agree to be financially responsible for all purchases made by you or someone acting on your behalf through times-herald.com. You agree to use times-herald.com and to purchase services or products through times-herald.com for legitimate, non-commercial purposes only. You also agree not to make any purchases for speculative, false or fraudulent purposes or for the purpose of anticipating demand for a particular product or service. You agree to only purchase goods or services for yourself or for another person for whom you are legally permitted to do so. When making a purchase for a third party that requires you to submit the third party’s personal information to us or a merchant, you represent that you have obtained the express consent of such third party to provide such third party’s personal information.

Classifieds

When you submit a classified ad for publication on times-herald.com, you agree that the advertisement as it appears on times-herald.com becomes our property and you assign all ownership interest in the advertisement as it appears on times-herald.com under copyright law or otherwise to us. Submission of an advertisement does not constitute a commitment to publish the advertisement, and publication of an advertisement does not constitute an agreement for continued publication. We will accept only standard abbreviations established by The Newnan Times-Herald, Inc., and require proper punctuation. We reserve the right to edit, reclassify, revise, reject or cancel any advertisement at any time, in our sole discretion. Rates and specifications are subject to change.

Employment Advertising

Times-herald.com does not knowingly accept advertisements regarding employment which are not bona fide job offers nor accept advertisements which discriminate or attempt to discriminate on any illegal basis, or that are otherwise illegal. For information regarding discriminatory practices, call the Georgia Equal Opportunity Commission at 404-562-6800. The Georgia Association of Personnel Services (G.A.P.S.) has a rigid Code of Ethics to which all private employment agency members must follow. For information, or to file a complaint, call 770-952-3178. Times-herald.com is committed to providing a reliable source and marketplace for those individuals seeking employment. Be cautious when attempting to do business with any unknown person or company. Some positions may require an investment or purchase on consignment on your part, or may involve your recruiting others. Positions are often paid by draw, commission or bonus instead of salary. We encourage you to investigate fully and understand all aspects of any job you are considering. Please analyze all advertisements carefully and use good judgment and common sense.

Real Estate Advertising

The Federal Fair Housing Act makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimination.” State law may also forbid discrimination based on these factors and others. We will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development at 1-800-669-9777.

Termination

We may cancel or terminate your right to use times-herald.com or any part of times-herald.com at any time without notice. In the event of cancellation or termination, you are no longer authorized to access the part of times-herald.com affected by such cancellation or termination. The restrictions imposed on you with respect to material downloaded from times-herald.com, and the disclaimers and limitations of liabilities set forth in this Visitor Agreement, shall survive.

Jurisdiction

This Visitor Agreement has been made in and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Georgia. By using this service, you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts in Coweta County, Georgia and all disputes arising out of or relating to this agreement or times-herald.com.

No Warranties

Times-herald.com and all materials, information and services available through it, are provided to you “As Is”, “With All Faults”, and “As Available”. We, our affiliates, agents and licensors cannot and do not warranty the accuracy, completeness, currentness, noninfringement, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose of the materials, information and services available through the website, nor do we guarantee that the materials, information or services will be error-free, or continuously available, or free of viruses or other harmful components.

Limitation Of Liability

Under no circumstances shall we, or our affiliates, agents or licensors be liable to you or anyone else for any damages arising out of the use of times-herald.com or any service available through this website, including without limitation, liability for consequential, special, incidental, indirect or similar damages, even if we are advised beforehand of the possibility of such damages (because some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of certain categories of damages, the above limitation may not apply to you. In such states, our liability and the liability of our affiliates, agents or licensors is limited to the fullest extent permitted by such state law). You agree that our liability and the liability of our affiliates, agents and licensors, if any, arising out of any kind of legal claim in any way connected to the service shall not exceed the amount you paid for use of the service.


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