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Terms of Service

Villages-News.com uses these terms of service (“agreement”) to govern your use of our products, services, features, emails and subscriptions (collectively, “products”), except when expressly stated otherwise. This agreement incorporates the Villages-News.com Data Processing Addendum (“DPA”) to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) when it applies to your use of Villages-News.com and its products (as defined in the DPA). Read the full DPA here.

Villages-News.com reserves the right to update this agreement from time to time. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this agreement periodically to familiarize yourself with any of these additions. Your continued use of Villages-News.com and our products after such modifications will constitute acknowledgment and agreement of the modified agreement.

User generated content

We may provide various open communication tools on our website and social media, including, but not limited to, comments, posts, and letters to the editor. In accessing our products directly or indirectly, you agree to usage only for the purposes intended as permitted by the agreement and applicable laws.

Wherein, you agree:

  1. All user-submitted content (“content”) submitted for publication is the property of Villages-News.com, and as such, Villages-News.com retains all rights to said property, its publication and distribution.
  2. All content is prescreened and moderated. It is your responsibility to ensure that your content adheres to this agreement.
  3. Use of our products to submit content that is threatening, defaming, abusive, harassing, degrading, intimidating, hate speech, suggestive, inappropriate, or explicit is strictly prohibited.
  4. Infringement on any trademark, patent, trade secret, copyright, or other proprietary right of any party is not permitted. Language containing advertisements or general solicitations is not permitted unless expressly stated otherwise. Impersonating any person or entity, including Villages-News.com employees or representatives, is not permitted.

User data and our affiliates

  1. You may voluntarily submit information (“data”) for the purposes of receiving our products, including your name, email address, and other contact details. You agree that any information you provide will always be accurate, correct, and up to date.
  2. Villages-News.com makes use of affiliates (“affiliates”) to help deliver products. Our affiliates will never use data for anything other than the intended purpose. All data stored by affiliates is governed by the terms of this agreement, except when expressly stated otherwise in affiliate agreements.

Your responsible use and conduct

  1. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any login information associated with any account you use to access products.
  2. You are responsible for all activities that occur under your account/s.
  3. Accessing (or attempting to access) any of our products by any means other than through the means we provide, is strictly prohibited. You specifically agree not to access (or attempt to access) any of our products through any automated, unethical or unconventional means.
  4. Engaging in any activity that disrupts or interferes with our products, including the servers and/or networks on which our products are located or connected, is strictly prohibited.
  5. Attempting to copy, duplicate, reproduce, sell, trade, or resell our products without our express consent is strictly prohibited.
  6. Any content you submit that does not adhere to these terms or applicable laws, or that could be considered a threat by any reasonable person, will be removed without notice and may be forwarded to the appropriate authorities.
  7. Any content you submit that does not adhere to these terms or applicable laws, or that could be considered a threat by any reasonable person, will be removed without notice and may be forwarded to the appropriate authorities.
  8. You are solely responsible any consequences, losses, damages, and all criminal and civil liability that we may directly or indirectly incur due to unauthorized activities conducted by you, as explained in this agreement.
  9. Villages-News.com may remove any content not in compliance with this User Agreement, along with any content that is otherwise offensive, harmful, objectionable, inaccurate, or violates any 3rd party copyrights or trademarks. Villages-News.com is not responsible for any delay or failure in removing such content. If your submission is removed, you consent to such removal and waive any claim against us.
  10. Villages-News.com and its parent company and affiliates, their directors, officers, managers, employees, donors, agents, and licensors, will be held harmless and indemnified against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from any violation of this User 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 User Agreement. In such event, you shall provide us with such cooperation as is reasonably requested by Villages-News.com and law enforcement agencies.

Cookies

We will not store or track your cookies without your express permission. Our popup to obtain your consent to our terms of service will use cookies to determine if you have previously consented.

Updated July 31, 2018