Terms of Service
This farm-news.com web service (the “Service”) is owned and operated by the Farm News and contains material which is derived in whole or in part from the Farm News and other sources. The Service and its contents are protected by international copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws. You may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit or distribute in any way any material from the Service, including code and software. You may download material from the Service for your personal, non-commercial use only, provided you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices.
As part of our Service, farm-news.com agrees to provide you with information and other computer services subject to these Terms of Service. You agree to use our service in accordance with these Terms. Because the Web is an evolving medium, we may need to change these Terms of Service from time to time, in which case we will post the revised Terms of Service on the website. By continuing to use farm-news.com after we post any such changes, you accept the Terms of Service, as modified.
License to farm-news.com
When you post a message, upload a file, or otherwise provide us with material for display on the website, you are granting farm-news.com a royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive, unrestricted, worldwide license to:
1. Use, copy, sublicense, adapt, transmit, publicly perform or display any such communication.
2. Sublicense to third parties the unrestricted right to exercise any of the foregoing rights granted with respect to the communication.
The foregoing grants shall include the right to exploit any proprietary rights in such communication, including but not limited to rights under copyright, trademark, service mark or patent laws under any relevant jurisdiction.
Unless the user informs us otherwise, farm-news.com reserves the right to use and to disclose to third party vendors user information (e.g., user name and e-mail address) for purposes such as providing users with information about products and services. If the user does not wish to be included in such uses, the user must send an e-mail or a letter requesting to be taken off any lists of information that may be used for these purposes or given or sold to third party vendors.
In addition, please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online, for example on message boards, through email, or in chat areas, that information can be collected and used by others.
Children’s Privacy Statement
This children’s privacy statement explains our practices with respect to the online collection and use of personal information from children under the age of 13, and provides important information on your rights under federal law with respect to such information.
× We do NOT knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. We screen users who wish to provide personal information in order to prevent users under the age of thirteen from providing such information. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received personally-identifiable information from a user under the age of thirteen, we will delete such information from our records. If we change our practices in the future, we will obtain prior, verifiable parental consent before collecting any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13.
× Because we do not collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen, we also do NOT knowingly distribute such information to third parties.
× We do NOT knowingly allow children under the age of thirteen to publicly post or otherwise distribute personally identifiable contact information.
× We do NOT condition a child’s participation in online activities on providing more personally identifiable information than is needed to participate in the activity.
Questions on Privacy
If you have any questions about the children’s privacy statement, the practices of farm-news.com, or your dealings with farm-news.com, you can contact:
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This Service includes links and pointers to Internet sites, content and services provided by third parties. Neither farm-news.com, its parent or subsidiary companies nor their affiliates operate or control in any respect any information, products or services that third parties may provide on or through farm-news.com or on a website linked to by farm-news.com. The materials in this site and the third-party sites are provided “as is” and without warranties of any kind either express or implied. To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, farm-news.com disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. farm-news.com does not warrant that this website or any of its functions will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site, including bulletin boards, or the servers that make it available, are free of viruses or other harmful components.
farm-news.com does not warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the results of the use of the materials in this site or in third-party sites in terms of their correctness, accuracy, timeliness, reliability or otherwise. You (and not farm-news.com) assume the entire cost of all necessary maintenance, repair or correction.
The Service is provided for informational purposes only, and is not intended for trading or investing purposes, or for commercial use. Stock and mutual fund quotes, and related financial news stories may be delayed at least 20 minutes, as may be required by the stock exchanges and/or the financial information services. The Service should not be used in any high risk activities where damage or injury to persons, property, environment, finances or business may result if an error occurs. You expressly assume all risk for such use.
In addition, farm-news.com may allow you to purchase many different types of products and services online that are provided by third parties. farm-news.com is 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 hosted by farm-news.com or linked to by farm-news.com, the information obtained during your visit to that merchant’s online store, and the information that you give, such as your credit card number and contact information, is collected by the merchant and not by farm-news.com. These merchants may have separate privacy and data collection practices. farm-news.com has no responsibility or liability for these independent policies. For more information regarding the merchant, its online store, and its privacy policies, return to that store’s home page and click on its information links or contact the merchant website directly. You release farm-news.com and its affiliates from any damages that you incur, and agree not to assert any claims against them, arising from your purchase or use of any products or services made available by third parties through farm-news.com.
Use of Company Directories
The information contained in the Company Directories is provided for business lookup purposes and is not to be used for marketing or telemarketing applications. This information may not be copied or redistributed and is provided “AS IS” without warranty of any kind. In no event will farm-news.com or its suppliers be liable in any way with regard to such Information.
The Service may include a variety of features, such as bulletin boards, chat rooms, and email services which allow feedback to farm-news.com and real-time interaction between users. farm-news.com does not control the messages, information or files delivered to bulletin boards. It is a condition of your use of the Service that you do not:
× Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Service.
× 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.
× Post or transmit any information, software or other material which violates or infringes upon the rights of others, including material which is an invasion of privacy or publicity rights or which is protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary right, or derivative works with respect thereto, without first obtaining permission from the owner or right holder.
× Post or transmit any information, software or other material which contains a virus or other harmful component.
× Post, transmit or in any way exploit any information, software or other material for commercial purposes, or which contains advertising.
× Use any of our site features in such a way as to intentionally force them to return false results.
You understand that farm-news.com has no obligation to monitor any bulletin boards, chat rooms, or other areas of the Service through which users can supply information or material. However, farm-news.com reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as 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 farm-news.com’s sole discretion are objectionable or in violation of these Terms of Service.
To use certain features of the Service, you may need a username and password, which you will receive through the Service’s registration process. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and account, and are responsible for all activities 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. farm-news.com cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to protect your password or account information.
When you submit a classified ad for publication on farm-news.com, you agree that the advertisement as it appears on farm-news.com becomes the property of farm-news.com and you assign all ownership interest in the advertisement as it appears on farm-news.com under copyright law or otherwise to farm-news.com. 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 and required proper punctuation. farm-news.com reserves the right to edit, reclassify, revise, reject or cancel any advertisement at any time, in its sole discretion. Rates and specifications are subject to change.
Real Estate Advertisements; Equal Housing Opportunity
All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which 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 800-669-9777.
Limitation of Liability
Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall farm-news.com, its subsidiary and parent companies or affiliates be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, farm-news.com materials, products or services, or third party materials, products or services made available through farm-news.com. You specifically acknowledge and agree that farm-news.com is not liable for any defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of any user. If you are dissatisfied with any farm-news.com materials, products or services or with any of farm-news.com’s terms and conditions, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using farm-news.com.
farm-news.com may cancel or terminate your right to use the Service or any part of the Service at any time without notice. In the event of termination, you are no longer authorized to access the part of the Service affected by such cancellation or termination. The restrictions imposed on you with respect to material downloaded from the Service, and the disclaimers and limitations of liabilities set forth in these Terms of Service, shall survive.
This agreement constitutes the entire agreement between farm-news.com and you with respect to the subject matter contained in this agreement and supersedes all previous and contemporaneous agreements, proposals and communications, written oral. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use the products or services of a third party that are provided through the Service. In the event of any conflict between any such third party terms and conditions and these Terms of Service, these Terms of Service shall govern. This agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of West Virigina without giving effect to any principles or conflicts of law. If any provision of this agreement shall be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.