Terms of Service

TERMS OF SERVICE

 

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Using this site tells us you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service detailed below and to our Privacy Policy (located here). Please read both of these pages carefully. If you do not agree with these terms, please exit LocalMediaConsortium.com, or any site affiliated with LocalMediaConsortium.com. Both the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy apply to all web sites owned and operated by LocalMediaConsortium.com and the term “LocalMediaConsortium.com” shall apply to this network of sites. LocalMediaConsortium.com reserves the right to deny access to the site to any person who violates these Terms of Service.

Future Changes

These terms may change at any time in the future. No individual notice of changes will be provided to Users. So check back periodically and review the Terms of Service to ensure that you still agree to abide by them. Unless you terminate your registration, you will be bound by any subsequent change to these Terms.

 

Copyright

All information, content, services and software displayed on, transmitted through, or used in connection with LocalMediaConsortium.com or any site affiliated with LocalMediaConsortium.com including, but not limited to, news articles, reviews, directories, guides, text, photographs, images, illustrations, audio clips, video, html, source and object code, trademarks, logos, and the like (collectively, the “Content”), as well as its selection and arrangement, is owned by The Local Media Consortium and its affiliated companies, licensors and suppliers. You may use the Content online only, and solely for your personal, non-commercial use, and you may download or print a single copy of any portion of the Content solely for your personal, non-commercial use, provided you do not remove any trademark, copyright or other notice from such Content. If you operate a Web site and wish to link to LocalMediaConsortium.com, you may do so provided you agree to cease such link upon request from LocalMediaConsortium.com. No other use is permitted without prior written permission of LocalMediaConsortium.com. The permitted use described in this Paragraph is contingent on your compliance at all times with these Terms of Service.

You may not, for example, republish any portion of the Content on any Internet, Intranet or extranet site or incorporate the Content in any database, compilation, archive or cache. You may not distribute any Content to others, whether or not for payment or other consideration, and you may not modify, copy, frame, cache, reproduce, sell, publish, transmit, display or otherwise use any portion of the Content. You may not scrape or otherwise copy our Content without permission. You agree not to decompile, reverse engineer or disassemble any software or other products or processes accessible through LocalMediaConsortium.com, not to insert any code or product or manipulate the content of LocalMediaConsortium.com in any way that affects the user’s experience, and not to use any data mining, data gathering or extraction method.

 

Copyright Complaints

LocalMediaConsortium.com respects the intellectual property of others and holds no claim to copyrights of content that is owned by a third party or is in the public domain. If you believe your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement or are aware of any infringing material on LocalMediaConsortium.com, please contact us at contact@LocalMediaConsortium.com immediately.

General Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability

While LocalMediaConsortium.com uses reasonable efforts to include accurate and up-to-date information, we make no warranties or representations as to the accuracy of the Content and assume no liability or responsibility for any error or omission in the Content. LocalMediaConsortium.com does not represent or warrant that use of any Content will not infringe rights of third parties. LocalMediaConsortium.com has no responsibility for actions of third parties or for content provided or posted by others.

USE OF LOCALMEDIACONSORTIUM.COM IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. ALL CONTENT IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE.” NEITHER LOCALMEDIACONSORTIUM.COM NOR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATED OR RELATED COMPANIES, NOR ANY OF THE EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, CONTENT PROVIDERS OR LICENSORS OF ANY OF THEM, MAKES ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND REGARDING LOCALMEDIACONSORTIUM.COM, THE CONTENT, ANY ADVERTISING MATERIAL, INFORMATION, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH LOCALMEDIACONSORTIUM.COM, AND/OR THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM USE OF LOCALMEDIACONSORTIUM.COM OR SUCH CONTENT OR SERVICES. ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WARRANTIES AGAINST INFRINGEMENT, AND WARRANTIES LOCALMEDIACONSORTIUM.COM WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR FREE, ARE SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMED. LOCALMEDIACONSORTIUM.COM AND ITS AFFILIATES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR CONTENT POSTED BY THIRD PARTIES, ACTIONS OF ANY THIRD PARTY, OR FOR ANY DAMAGE TO, OR VIRUS THAT MAY INFECT, YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT OR OTHER PROPERTY.

LOCALMEDIACONSORTIUM.COM CONTAINS FACTS, VIEWS, OPINIONS, STATEMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THIRD PARTY INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS. LOCALMEDIACONSORTIUM.COM DOES NOT REPRESENT OR ENDORSE THE ACCURACY, CURRENTNESS OR RELIABILITY OF ANY ADVICE, OPINION, STATEMENT OR OTHER INFORMATION DISPLAYED, UPLOADED OR DISTRIBUTED THROUGH THE LOCALMEDIACONSORTIUM.COM. ANY RELIANCE UPON ANY SUCH OPINION, ADVICE, STATEMENT OR INFORMATION IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.

IN NO EVENT SHALL LOCALMEDIACONSORTIUM.COM OR ITS AFFILIATES, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, CONTENT PROVIDERS OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES RELATED TO UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA, THE CONTENT OR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE CONTENT, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT SHALL LOCALMEDIACONSORTIUM.COM OR ITS AFFILIATES, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, CONTENT PROVIDERS OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY AMOUNT FOR DIRECT DAMAGES IN EXCESS OF $100.

Indemnity

YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOLD HARMLESS, LOCALMEDIACONSORTIUM.COM AND AND AFFILIATED COMPANIES, AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE PARTNERS, SUPPLIERS, LICENSORS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, SHAREHOLDERS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES, CONTRACTORS AND AGENTS, FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, CLAIMS FOR DEFAMATION, TRADE DISPARAGEMENT, PRIVACY AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INFRINGEMENT) AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND COURT COSTS) ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO ANY ALLEGATION REGARDING: (1) YOUR USE OF LOCALMEDIACONSORTIUM.COM; (2) LOCALMEDIACONSORTIUM.COM’S USE OF ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE, AS LONG AS SUCH USE IS NOT INCONSISTENT WITH THIS AGREEMENT; (3) INFORMATION OR MATERIAL POSTED OR TRANSMITTED THROUGH YOUR MEMBERSHIP ACCOUNT, EVEN IF NOT POSTED BY YOU; AND, (4) ANY VIOLATION OF THIS AGREEMENT BY YOU.

International Users

LocalMediaConsortium.com is controlled, operated and administered by LocalMediaConsortium.com from its offices within the United States. LocalMediaConsortium.com makes no representation that materials or Content available through LocalMediaConsortium.com are appropriate or available for use outside the United States and Canada, and access to them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. You may not use LocalMediaConsortium.com or export the Content in violation of U.S. export laws and regulations. If you access LocalMediaConsortium.com from a location outside the United States, you are responsible for compliance with all applicable laws.

 

Miscellaneous

LocalMediaConsortium.com reserves the right to change these Terms of Service at any time in its discretion and to notify users of any such changes solely by changing this page. Your continued use of LocalMediaConsortium.com after the posting of any amended Terms of Service shall constitute your agreement to be bound by any such changes. Your use of this site prior to the time this Terms of Service was posted will be governed according to the Terms of Service that applied at the time of your use.

LocalMediaConsortium.com may modify, suspend, discontinue or restrict the use of any portion of LocalMediaConsortium.com, including the availability of any portion of the Content at any time, without notice or liability. LocalMediaConsortium.com may deny access to any person or user at any time for any reason. In addition, LocalMediaConsortium.com may at any time transfer rights and obligations under this Agreement to any  subsidiary or business unit, or any of their affiliated companies or divisions, or any entity that acquires  LocalMediaConsortium.com or any of its assets.

These Terms of Service will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Delaware, without regard to its conflicts of law provisions. You hereby agree that any cause of action you may have with respect to LocalMediaConsortium.com must be filed in a federal or state court located in Delaware, within two months of the time in which the events giving rise to such claim began, or you agree to waive such claim. You agree no such claim may be brought as a class action. If for any reason any provision of this Agreement is found unenforceable, that provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to affect the intent of the parties as reflected in that provision, and the remainder of the Agreement shall continue in full force and effect. Any failure of LocalMediaConsortium.com to enforce or exercise any provision of this Agreement or related right shall not constitute a waiver of that right or provision. The section titles used in this Agreement are purely for convenience and carry with them no legal or contractual effect. In the event of termination of this Agreement for any reason, you agree the following provisions will survive: the provisions regarding limitations on your use of Content, the license(s) you have granted to LocalMediaConsortium.com, and all other provisions for which survival is equitable or appropriate.

In the case of a conflict between these terms and the terms of any electronic or machine readable statement or policy (for example, a P3P electronic privacy policy), these Terms of Service shall control. Similarly, in case of a conflict between these terms and our Privacy Policy, these Terms of Service control.




PRIVACY POLICY

Who we are

The Local Media Consortium (LMC) is a trade association serving local media organizations predominantly in North America. Our primary website address is https://www.localmediaconsortium.com/.

LMC is located at:

476 Shotwell Rd, Suite 102

Clayton, NC  27520

United States

Phone: (919) 622-6165

It is the LMC’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website. We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting personally identifiable information you may provide us through the website. We have adopted this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) to explain what information may be collected on our website, how we use this information, and under what circumstances we may disclose the information to third parties. This Privacy Policy applies only to information we collect through the website and does not apply to our collection of information from other sources.

This Privacy Policy sets forth the general rules and policies governing your use of our website. Depending on your activities when visiting our website, you may be required to agree to additional terms and conditions.

Website visitors

Like most website operators, LMC collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. LMC’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how LMC’s visitors use its website. From time to time, LMC may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Except as set forth herein, this website does not accept comments on posts, or uploads of media files or other documents, from end users. Interactions with end users that result in LMC collecting end user personally identifying information are limited to user-initiated actions such as submitting event registration forms, newsletter subscription requests, or other applications via third-party platforms.

Certain visitors to the website choose to interact with LMC in ways that require us to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that LMC gathers depends on the nature of the interaction.

LMC also may collect potentially personally identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users, users completing and submitting website forms, users leaving comments on website posts, or users uploading media files or documents to the website. LMC only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described in this Privacy Policy.

 

Security

The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that complete and submit a form or newsletter subscription, or register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide for the purpose of enacting their specific requests.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, have submitted a form, or left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Advertisements

Ads appearing on our website may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by LMC and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

 

Links to external sites

Our Service may contain links to external sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy and terms and conditions of every site you visit.

We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites, products or services.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Aggregated statistics

LMC may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. LMC may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, LMC does not disclose your personally-identifying information.

Cookies

To enrich and perfect your online experience, LMC uses “Cookies”, similar technologies and services provided by others to display personalized content, appropriate advertising and store your preferences on your computer.

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. LMC uses cookies to help LMC identify and track visitors, their usage of the website, and their website access preferences. LMC visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using LMC websites, with the drawback that certain features of LMC websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

By continuing to navigate our website without changing your cookie settings, you hereby acknowledge and agree to LMC use of cookies.

Privacy policy changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, LMC may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and at LMC’s sole discretion. LMC encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Contact information

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us via contact@LocalMediaConsortium.com