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CLASSIFIED ADS TERMS OF SERVICE AGREEMENT

Commercial Rates include: Animals, Automotive Dealers, Broker Listings, Business Opportunities, Daycare Providers, Employment, Farm Products/Animals, Real Estate, Rentals & Services Offered

Classified ads must be pre-paid. Classified ads are subject to approval. You agree that payment is being made for the insertion and review of the classified ad. There is no refund for rejected ads or ads that you ask to terminate prior to the term of the ad.

Ads submitted via coshoctonbeacontoday.com will be placed into “The Coshocton County Beacon” classified section in the first available (with regard to print deadlines) issue.

Classifieds submitted through coshoctonbeacontoday.com, or on behalf of its affiliates (“Good Fortune Advertising LLC” dba “The Coshocton County Beacon” hereafter collectively referred to as “The Beacon”) are governed under the following Terms of Service Agreement, which The Beacon reserves the right to change at any time without notice:

1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS

Should you object to any term or condition in this Classifieds Terms of Service or any guidelines or future updates to this Classifieds Terms of Service or should you become dissatisfied with coshoctonbeacontoday.com or The Beacon in any way on account of your use of Classifieds, your only recourse is to immediately discontinue use of Classifieds. The Beacon will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from or related to your or any other party’s non-compliance with this Classifieds Terms of Service.

This Classifieds Terms of Service may be updated by The Beacon at any time. You understand and agree that you are solely responsible for reviewing this Classifieds Terms of Service each time you use Classifieds. You can always review the most current version of this Classifieds Terms of Service at http://www.coshoctonbeacontoday.com/classifieds/terms-of-service/ before placing an ad. Any continued use of Classifieds by you after such amended Classifieds Terms of Service have been posted, shall be deemed your consent and agreement to such amended Classifieds Terms of Service.

You understand and agree that unless expressly stated, The Beacon in no way, verifies or endorses any of the information contained on or in Classifieds including, but not limited to, listings, links, messages, advertisements and reviews. While The Beacon conducts automated searches for key words in listings to identify and block listings from Classifieds that violate portions of this Classifieds Terms of Service relating to prohibited Content (defined below), we do not promise, and you should not expect, that such Content will not appear on Classifieds, and we will have no liability to you or to any third party for such Content.

Some listings that you access through Classifieds may contain links to third party websites. If you click on these listings, you will be taken to the third party website hosting such listing and will also be subject to such third party’s privacy policy and terms of service, if any. References on Classifieds to any names, marks, products or services of third parties or hypertext links to third party sites or information do not in any way constitute or imply The Beacon’s endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation of the third party, information, product or service. The Beacon is not responsible for the content of any third party sites and does not make any representations regarding the content or accuracy of material on such sites. If you decide to link to any such third party web sites, you do so entirely at your own risk.

By accepting this Classifieds Terms of Service through your use of Classifieds, you certify that you are 18 years of age or older. If you are under the age of 18 but at least 13 years of age you may use Classifieds only under the supervision of a parent or legal guardian who agrees to be bound by this Classifieds Terms of Service. The Beacon does not intentionally collect personal information about children under the age of 13. Children under the age of 13 may not use Classifieds other than for browsing, and parents or legal guardians may not agree to this Classifieds Terms of Service on their behalf. If you are a parent or legal guardian agreeing to this Classifieds Terms of Service for the benefit of a child between the ages of 13 and 18, be advised that you are fully responsible for his or her use of Classifieds, including all financial charges and legal liability that he or she may incur. If you do not agree to (or cannot comply with) any of these terms and conditions, do not use Classifieds. All billing and personal information provided must be truthful and accurate. Providing any untruthful or inaccurate information will constitute a breach of this Classifieds Terms of Service.

[Please report any violation of this Classifieds Terms of Service to [email protected]].

 

2. USE OF SITE

You can browse Classifieds without providing any personal information. However, you must provide your email address and may be asked for other personal information to use Classifieds in other ways, including without limitation, to post a listing on Classifieds or to receive email alerts from Classifieds. If you place a listing, sign up for an email alert or use the Classifieds in any other way that requires you to provide personal information to The Beacon, you must be at least 18 years of age. You agree to notify The Beacon immediately of any unauthorized use of your email address or other personal information in connection with Classifieds, including without limitation, any listing. By providing this information, you agree that both The Beacon, its employees, agents and affiliates will have access to this information, and such information will only be used in accordance with the Classifieds Privacy Policy. The Beacon reserves the right to refuse access to Classifieds to any user, or to delete any listings, including without limitation, those created by users who appropriate the name, likeness, e-mail address or other personal information of another individual.

 

3. CONTENT You understand that all listings, messages, text, files, images, photos, video, audio or other materials (“Content”) posted on, transmitted through, or linked from Classifieds are the sole responsibility of the person or organization that posted such Content. The Beacon is not responsible for Content made available through Classifieds and while The Beacon conducts automated searches for key words in listings to identify and block listings from Classifieds that violate certain portions of this Classifieds Terms of Service relating to prohibited Content, it does not promise, and you should not expect, that such Content will not appear on Classifieds. Therefore, by using Classifieds, you may be exposed to content that is offensive, indecent, inaccurate, misleading or otherwise objectionable. Furthermore, Classifieds and the Content may contain links to other web sites that are completely independent of The Beacon. The Beacon makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy, completeness or authenticity of the information contained on such web sites. Under no circumstances will The Beacon be liable in any way for any Content or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted, emailed, linked or otherwise made available through Classifieds. You understand and agree that any uploading from or posting of Content to Classifieds will be at your sole risk and The Beacon shall not be responsible to you in any way. Further, The Beacon does not provide any warranty as to your use of any Content that you access through Classifieds. You are also fully responsible for any Content you post on Classifieds and for the consequences of any such Content. You agree to comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations, including without limitation, state and Federal laws prohibiting the sales of certain products within the state in which you reside or use Classifieds and the state in which you intend to sell a product. Although The Beacon does not claim ownership of Content that its users post, by posting Content to Classifieds, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to The Beacon an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty free, worldwide license to use, copy, perform, display and distribute any Content you post to Classifieds and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, the Content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses through multiple tiers of the foregoing. You also understand and agree that The Beacon, in its sole discretion, may refuse, move or delete any Content for any reason, including without limitation, Content posted in the incorrect category.

 

4. USER CONDUCT

You agree to act responsibly and to treat other users with respect. You will not use Classifieds to harass or abuse other users. Individuals who The Beacon determines, in The Beacon’s sole discretion, have behaved inappropriately, including without limitation, harassment of other individuals, may be removed or blocked from Classifieds. You agree not to post, email or otherwise make available Content to Classifieds that, The Beacon determines, including but not limited to:

* Is unlawful, harassing, libelous, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harmful, bigoted, racially offensive, pornographic, obscene, or otherwise objectionable;

* Advertises any illegal services or the sale of any items prohibited or restricted by applicable law or otherwise not acceptable for advertising on Classifieds.

* Is harmful to minors or displays sexually explicit material of any kind;

* Encourages conduct that could constitute a criminal offense, gives rise to civil liability or otherwise violates any applicable local, state, national or international law or regulation, including without limitation, the Fair Housing Act, equal employment opportunity laws and the anti-discrimination provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act;

* Transmits or posts any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, spam, junk mail, chain letters, or pyramid schemes;

* Infringes upon any third party rights, including without limitation, patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights, right of publicity, right of privacy or any other proprietary rights;

* You do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships;

* Transmits or posts any viruses or material designed to disrupt, limit or destroy any functionality of any computer software or hardware of users or Classifieds;

* Collects, stores or solicits information about other users for commercial or unlawful purposes;

* Engages in any commercial activity, including without limitation, contests, sweepstakes, or Reselling (as defined herein) without The Beacon’s prior consent. For purposes of this Classifieds Terms of Service, Reselling shall be defined as purchasing or intending to purchase any product(s) from The Beacon for the purpose of reselling the same product(s) through Classifieds;

* Are too similar or repetitive of other Content made available by the same user;

* Serves no other purpose than to send traffic to another website;

* Contains personally identifiable information about another user that is published without that user’s express consent;

* Contains material originally posted by another user that is reposted without permission or attribution;

* Has misleading email addresses or other manipulated identifiers to disguise its origin;

* Imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on The Beacon or its infrastructure, disrupts the normal flow of dialogue, or that otherwise negatively affects other users’ ability to use Classifieds;

* Is false, deceptive, misleading, deceitful or constitutes a “bait and switch.” For information on online scams visit http://www.ftc.gov/.

Additionally, you agree not to:

* Contact anyone who has asked not to be contacted;

* “Stalk” or otherwise harass anyone;

* Delete or revise any material posted by any other user;

* Repeatedly post the same or similar Content or purposefully post Content in an irrelevant category or city;

* Impersonate any person or entity or falsely state or misrepresent your affiliation with another person or entity, including without limitation, The Beacon;

* Use any form of automated device or computer program that enables the submission of listings to Classifieds without each listing being manually entered by the author thereof, including without limitation, the use of any such automated posting device to submit listings in bulk, or for automatic submission of listings at regular intervals;

* Attempt to gain unauthorized access to The Beacon or its computer systems or networks for any reason, including without limitation, to engage in any activity that disrupts, diminishes the quality of, interferes with the performance of, or impairs the functionality of, Classifieds or the The Beacon Site.

5. OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS

* Classifieds may be placed on coshoctonbeacontoday.com, The Beacon or its affiliates under the supervision and management of The Beacon:

* Advertisers must be at least 18 years old to place a classified ad.

* All advertising submitted to The Beacon for publication, distribution or posting shall be considered an irrevocable offer by the advertiser who agrees to pay The Beacon its current advertising rates for such Classified Ad under the Beacon’s current Terms of Payment, as amended from time to time. All advertising should be paid in advance of any publication. The advertiser agrees to pay all advertising rates when due. If The Beacon, for whatever reason, has to collect on overdue, NSF, unpaid advertising accounts, The Beacon shall be entitled to collect all costs of collection, including all attorneys fees and court costs from advertiser.

* Advertiser agrees by submitting classified to The Beacon that the situs of the contract and this Terms of Service Agreement shall be Coshocton County, Ohio and that the laws of the State of Ohio shall govern the interpretation thereof.

* The Beacon will reject any ad containing words, phrases or items it considers inappropriate or misleading.

* The Beacon will not post adult services or erotic content on The Beacon web site.

* The Beacon reserves the unconditional right to limit or refuse any ads submitted for publication.

* The Beacon assumes no liability, implied or otherwise, for the content that appears in these ads. All ads are presented “as is.”

* The Beacon is not responsible for typos, corrections or other modifications in any ad copy that is entered by an advertiser. The person placing the ad assumes full responsibility to ensure accurate presentation of advertising information.

* Once posted, ads will run for at least (7) seven days. The Beacon reserves the right to determine the run schedule of any ad, and may change the run schedule without notice.

* The Beacon reserves the right to cancel any ad without notice.

* Multiple copies of any ad will not be published. Online classified ads may not be copied for republication, either online or on paper, without express permission from The Beacon.

* The Beacon reserves all rights to any and all online classified ad content published on coshoctonbeacontoday.com.

* The Beacon reserves the right to discontinue the online classified advertising service at any time.

* The Beacon reserves the unconditional right to limit or refuse any ads submitted for publication. The Beacon reserves the right to refuse ads from parties who, in the judgment of The Beacon agents, have violated the policies set forth in this agreement or any site Policy Statement.

* By agreeing to use the service, any online user indicates agreement to abide by the policies as set forth in this policy statement, and furthermore releases, indemnifies and holds harmless The Beacon, its directors, officers, employees, agents and affiliates from any liability or claims of damage as a result of using this service.

* Equal Housing Opportunity: All advertisements for the sale or rental of dwelling units published on coshoctonbeacontoday.com and in The Beacon are 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 forbid discrimination based on factors in addition to those protected under federal law. The Beacon 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.

 

This Classified Terms of Service is effective on 09/01/2012.