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  • Thank you for using mailtribune.com, the Web site of the Mail Tribune. By accessing and using mailtribune.com (the "Web site"), you are agreeing to be legally bound by these Terms and Conditions.
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  • Thank you for using mailtribune.com, the Web site of the Mail Tribune. By accessing and using mailtribune.com (the "Web site"), you are agreeing to be legally bound by these Terms and Conditions. 1. General
    By using the Web site, you are representing to the Mail Tribune and the Web site that you are at least 18 years old (or the minimum legal age in the jurisdiction in which you are viewing the Web site). You may not use the Web site for any unlawful purpose. The Mail Tribune may change any term in these Terms and Conditions at any time. The changes will appear in these Terms and Conditions, and your use of the Web site after any changes have been posted, will constitute your agreement to the modified Terms and Conditions each time you access the Web site, before you begin using the Web site. You may print a copy of these Terms and Conditions for your reference. You understand and agree that the Mail Tribune may discontinue or change the Web site at any time, without notice. You also understand and agree that the Mail Tribune may discontinue or restrict your use of this Web site for any reason without notice. Copyright and limitations on use
    The content displayed on the Web site ("content") is the property of The Mail Tribune or its licensors, and is protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws. This Web site and the content may be used only for your personal and non-commercial use. You agree not to copy, reproduce, modify, display, perform, publish, create derivative works from, or store any Content from the Web site. You also agree not to distribute, transmit, broadcast or circulate any content from the Web site to anyone, including but not limited to someone else in the same company or organization, without the express prior written consent of the Mail Tribune, with this one exception: You may, on an occasional and irregular basis, produce, distribute, display or transmit an insubstantial portion of content, for a noncommercial purpose and without charge, to a limited number of individuals, provided you include all copyright and other proprietary rights and notices with such portion of the content in the same form in which the notices appear at the Web site, the original source of attribution, and the phrase "Used with permission from the Mail Tribune and mailribune.com, publications of the Mail Tribune Newspapers Inc." However, you may not post any content from the Web wite to forums, newsgroups, mail lists, electronic bulletin boards, or other Web sites, without the prior written consent of the Mail Tribune. You also agree not to provide links to the Web site for commercial purposes or to provide links to the Web site that bypass the Web site's home page, http://www.mailtribune.com.
    Additional Terms of Use are listed below:
    Terms of Use
    These Terms of Use were last updated on 6/22/01.
    Ottaway Newspapers Inc., the parent company of Ottaway Newspaper Group, and its affiliates (collectively referred to as "Ottaway", "we", "us" or "our", as applicable) provide you access to their respective Web sites (the "Ottaway Web sites") under the following terms. By accessing and using the Ottaway Web sites, you are agreeing to be legally bound by these Terms of Use. General
    We may change these Terms of Use from time to time. The changes will appear in these Terms of Use so be sure to check back periodically. Your use of the Ottaway Web sites after any changes have been posted will constitute your agreement to the modified Terms of Use and all of the changes. You understand and agree that we may discontinue or change the Ottaway Web sites at any time, without notice. You also understand and agree that we may discontinue or restrict your use of the Ottaway Web sites for any reason without notice. Copyright And Limitations On Use
    The content displayed on the Ottaway Web sites, including the selection, arrangement, and design of the content of the Ottaway Web sites ("content") is our or our licensors' property, and is protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws. You may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit or distribute in any way any content including code and software. You may download content from the Ottaway Web sites for your personal, non-commercial use only, provided you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices and you include the phrase "Used with permission from Mail Tribune and mailtribune.com, publications of Ottaway Newspapers, Inc." when you display or otherwise use the content. All rights not expressly granted herein are hereby reserved. Lawful Purpose
    You may not use the Ottaway Web sites for any unlawful purpose. You shall not post or transmit through the Ottaway Web sites any material which violates or infringes in any way upon the rights of others, which is unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, libelous, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, vulgar, obscene, profane or otherwise objectionable, gives rise to civil liability or otherwise violates any law. Any conduct by you that in our sole discretion restricts or inhibits any other user of the Ottaway Web sites from using or enjoying the Ottaway Web stes will not be permitted. Privacy
    We are committed to maintaining the privacy of personal information that you provided to us. Our Privacy Policy is set forth below and by accessing and using the Ottaway Web sites, you are agreeing to be legally bound by the Privacy Policy.
    Disclaimer Of Warranties
    THE CONTENT AND THE OTTAWAY WEB SITES ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES. DUE TO THE NUMBER OF SOURCES FROM WHICH THE CONTENT IS OBTAINED, AND THE INHERENT HAZARDS OF ELECTRONIC DISTRIBUTION, THERE MAY BE DELAYS, OMISSIONS OR INACCURACIES IN SUCH CONTENT AND THE OTTAWAY WEB SITES. WE AND OUR AGENTS AND LICENSORS CANNOT AND DO NOT WARRANT THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, TIMELINESS, NON-INFRINGEMENT, TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OF THE CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE OTTAWAY WEB SITES, OR THE OTTAWAY WEB SITES THEMSELVES, AND WE HEREBY DISCLAIM ANY SUCH EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES.
    Limitation of Liability
    NEITHER WE NOR OUR AGENTS OR LICENSORS WILL BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY LOSS OR INJURY RESULTING DIRECTLY FROM USE OF THE OTTAWAY WEB SITES CAUSED IN WHOLE OR PART BY OUR NEGLIGENCE OR CONTINGENCIES BEYOND OUR CONTROL IN PROCURING, COMPILING, INTERPRETING, REPORTING OR DELIVERING THE OTTAWAY WEB SITES AND THE CONTENT. IN NO EVENT WILL WE, OUR AGENTS OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN BY YOU IN RELIANCE ON SUCH CONTENT OR ON THE OTTAWAY WEB SITES. WE AND OUR AGENTS AND LICENSORS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, OR SIMILAR DAMAGES), OTHER THAN DIRECT DAMAGES, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES OR THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN OF WARRANTIES, PARTS OR ALL OF THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
    IF ANY REMEDY HEREUNDER IS DETERMINED TO HAVE FAILED OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE, ALL LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY, DISCLAIMERS AND EXCLUSIONS OF WARRANTIES AND DAMAGES SET FORTH IN THIS AGREEMENT SHALL REMAIN IN EFFECT.
    Links to Third Party Sites
    The Ottaway Web Sites may contain links to web sites operated by persons other than us. Those links are provided for your reference and convenience only. A link from an Ottaway Web Site to another web site does not imply or mean that we endorse the content on that web site or the operator or operations of that site. You are solely responsible for determining the extent to which you may use any content, make any purchases or provided any information at any other web site to which you might link from the Ottaway Web Sites. You agree not to hold us responsible for the content or operation of such web sites.
    Dealings With Advertisers
    Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers found on or through the Ottaway Web Sites, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such advertiser. You agree that we are not responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisers on the Ottaway Web Sites.
    Public Areas
    By submitting any information to the public areas of the Ottaway Web Sites including but not limited to, chat services, bulletin boards, reviews, letters to the editor (collectively "Public Areas") you agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions. If you do not want to be bound by these terms, then do not use the Public Areas. The Public Areas are free services provided to users of the Ottaway Web Sites and may be terminated at any time without notice. Information submitted to the Public Areas and posted by us have been selected by us in our sole discretion from among the information submitted to such Public Areas. We have the right to refuse to post or remove, edit or abridge any message, letter or posting for any reason and to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, all in our sole discretion. You agree to be fully responsible for your own postings and agree to access and use the Public Areas at your own risk on an as-is basis. By submitting any information to the Public Areas, you are granting us a perpetual, royalty-free and irrevocable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, sublicense, create derivative works from, transfer, and sell such information and to use your name and other identifying information you provide in connection with information. You agree to indemnify and hold us and our affiliates and their respective officers, directors and employees harmless from any claims, damages, losses or costs (including reasonable attorney's fees) that arise out of any of your submissions and postings to the Public Areas and any material contained therein, including, without limitation, any material posted or otherwise provided by you that infringes any copyright, trademark, trade secret, or other intellectual property right of any person or defames any person or violates any person's rights of publicity or privacy.
    Copyrights and Copyright Agents
    We respect the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our Copyright Agent the following information:
    * an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
    * a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
    * a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the site;
    * your address, telephone number, and email address;
    * a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
    * a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.
    In the event that you have a claim of copyright infringement with respect to the Content, we encourage you to contact Andrew Langhoff Vice President and General Counsel,
    By mail at: Ottaway Newspapers PO Box 401 Campbell Hall, NY 10916
    By e-mail at: alanghoff@ottaway.com
    By phone at: 845-294-8181
    By fax at: 845-294-1659
    We cannot guarantee that any action will be taken as a result of your correspondence.
    Monitoring
    We have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor your use of the Ottaway Web Sites to determine compliance with this Agreement and any operating rules established by us and to satisfy any law, regulation, authorized government request or trade association guideline.
    Additional Legal Terms
    The laws of the United States of America and the State of New York govern these Terms of Use, your rights and obligations, and all actions contemplated by these Terms of Use, as if these Terms of Use were a contract wholly entered into and wholly performed within the State of New York. Venue is an appropriate federal or state court located in the State of New York. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods does not govern these Terms of Use. If any provision in these Terms of Use is invalid or unenforceable under applicable law, the remaining provisions will continue in full force and effect, and the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision. The failure by us to exercise or enforce any right or provision under the Terms of Use does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. You agree to comply with all applicable laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations concerning your use of the Ottaway Web Sites. These Terms of Use are the entire and final agreement regarding the Ottaway Web Sites and its Content, and supersede any prior or contemporaneous communications between Ottaway and you regarding the Ottaway Web Sites and its Content. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to the use of the Ottaway Web Sites must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.
    All rights reserved. Ottaway Newspapers, Inc. Copyright (c) 2001.
    The Community Newspaper Subsidiary of Dow Jones & Co. Inc.
    Privacy Policy
    This privacy policy was last updated on 5/15/03.
    Ottaway Newspapers, Inc., the parent company of Ottaway Newspaper Group, and its affiliates (collectively referred to as "Ottaway", "we", "us" or "our", as applicable) are committed to maintaining the privacy of personal information that you provide to us when using their respective web sites (the "Ottaway Web Sites"). This Privacy Policy describes how we treat personal information received about you when you visit the Ottaway Web Sites.
    Information Collected
    Web Site Usage Information: We automatically collect IP addresses and web site usage information from you when you visit the Ottaway Web Sites. This information helps us in evaluating how our visitors use and navigate the Ottaway Web Sites on an aggregate basis, including the number and frequency of visitors to each page of the Ottaway Web Sites, and the length of their visits.
    Special Features: When you use some of the special features of the Ottaway Web Sites and at other times, we may collect personally identifiable information from you that may include your name, age, address, e-mail address, credit-card number and facts about your interests and similar information.
    Surveys and Form: We may conduct occasional online surveys or ask you to fill in forms. For example, when you are within the Ottaway Web Sites, you may see a pop-up window offering you the optional opportunity of participating in a survey. These surveys and forms are entirely voluntary and you may easily decline to participate.
    Children: We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13 although certain third party sites that we link to may do so. These third-party sites have their own terms of use and privacy policies and we encourage parents and legal guardians to monitor their children's Internet usage and to help enforce our Privacy Policy by instructing their children to never provide information on the Ottaway Web Sites without their permission.
    How We Use Information Collected
    We may use information that you provide us in the following ways: * For the purposes for which you specifically provided the information, for example, when you request that additional information be sent to you, we will use your personal information to process your request.
    * To send you e-mail notifications about our new or existing services, special offers, or to otherwise contact you.
    * To allow us to personalize the content and advertising that you and others see based on personal characteristics or preferences.
    * To enhance existing features or develop new features, products and services.
    * To provide advertisers and other third parties with aggregate information about our user base and usage patterns.
    We may combine the information that we collect from you on the Ottaway Web Sites with information that you provide to us in connection with your use of our other products, services and web sites.
    We use third party network advertisers to deliver ads to you on our behalf. We may also use third-party service providers to contact you on our behalf, or facilitate some aspects of our services or fulfill your requests. These network advertisers and service providers may be supplied with or have access to your personally identifiable information solely for the purpose of providing these services to us or on our behalf.
    We may disclose and use personally identifiable information in special circumstances where it is necessary to enforce our Terms of Use (for example, when necessary to protect our intellectual property rights) or when we, in our sole discretion, believe it is necessary or appropriate, in connection with a sale or transfer of some or all of our assets in the Ottaway Web Sites. We may also disclose personally identifiable information when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires us to do so. As we develop our business, we might sell or buy businesses or assets. In transactions such as these, customer information is generally one of the transferred business assets. Moreover, in the unlikely event that we or one of our publishing lines are acquired, customer information may be one of the transferred assets.
    Except as otherwise set forth in this Privacy Policy, we will not share your personally identifiable information outside of Ottaway unless you "opt in" to having your personally identifiable information shared with a company that is not affiliated with us.
    Your Ability to Choose
    You can always decide not to provide your personal information to the Ottaway Web Sites, however in some cases failing to provide such information may limit your ability to use certain features available at the Ottaway Web Sites. You can let us know that you do not wish to receive information about special offers and new products and features by opting out at the time you give us your personally identifiable information or after opting in by contacting us at the following e-mail address: gdratelis@ottaway.com.
    Cookies
    We use cookies to allow you to move quickly through our site, to recognize repeat visitors and to allow you to take advantage of some of our site's special features. A cookie is a string of information that is sent by a Web site and stored on your hard drive or temporarily in your computer's memory. Cookies are small files (just a few hundred bytes) and should not pose any significant disk-space concerns. When you visit the Ottaway Web Sites, or use some of the features, like saving your personalized Ottaway Web Sites settings, we may pass cookies to your computer. Some of the cookies that we pass to your computer are long term. Otherwise, we would need to ask you for certain information with each new session, such as your login information. Some cookies do expire after a short period of time.
    Other cookies that you will receive during your sessions here are from third-party service providers or third party network advertisers. These network advertisers may use their own cookies in order to serve ads on the Ottaway Web Sites, ensuring that you will not see the same ads over and over again. We are not responsible for the cookies of such third parties or any use of your personal information collected by such third parties.
    Ottaway Web Sites Ads
    When you view an ad for the Ottaway Web Sites on other sites, our third party advertising company may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser. The Ottaway Web Sites and the advertising company may also use invisible images (often referred to as pixel tags, clear GIFs or web beacons) to note which Ottaway Web Sites pages you visit after viewing our ads. The information that is collected through the use of these images is not personally identifiable and is used only to track responses to our advertising efforts.
    Links to Third Party Web Sites
    We may make third party content or services from other web sites available to you from links located on the Ottaway Web Sites. These other web sites are not subject to this Privacy Policy. We recommend that you review the terms of use and privacy policy at each such web site to determine how that site protects your privacy. We are not responsible for the content of those web sites or the actions of third party web site operators.
    Security
    The personally identifiable information we collect about you is stored in limited access servers. We will maintain reasonable safeguards to protect the security of these servers and your personally identifiable information.
    Review and Correction
    You can also request to review, change or delete any of your personally identifiable information held by us by contacting us at the following e-mail address: gdratelis@ottaway.com.
    Exclusions
    Any submissions that you make to any public areas of the Ottaway Web Sites including but not limited to, chat services, bulletin boards, reviews, letters to the editor (collectively "Public Areas") will be public and will not be subject to this Privacy Policy. We do not control, and are not responsible for, the actions of other users of the Ottaway Web Sites with respect to any information you post in Public Areas. In addition, information that you submit to Public Areas may be collected and used by us and by others to send you unsolicited messages and for other purposes.
    Policy Modifications
    We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will post any changes here, so be sure to check back periodically.
    Comments and Questions
    If you have any questions, comments or concerns about our Privacy Policy, you may contact us by e-mail at alanghoff@ottaway.com or by regular mail at: P.C. Box 401, Campbell Hall, NY 10916, Attn: Andrew Langhoff.
    All rights reserved. Ottaway Newspapers, Inc. Copyright (c) 2007.
    The Community Newspaper Subsidiary of Dow Jones & Co. Inc.

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