Welcome to Jacksonville.com, a service of The Florida Times-Union. Please read this User Agreement in its entirety because it contains useful information.
By registering with Jacksonville.com, or by using the service, you agree that we may use and disclose, as we see fit, consistent with applicable law, any information you provide, or that we obtain concerning your use of the service.
CHAT ROOMS, MESSAGE BOARD FORUMS, AND BLOGS
Jacksonville.com wants to encourage an open exchange of information and ideas. But we cannot and DO NOT REVIEW postings made in the chat rooms, forums, or other public posting areas. You may well read any given posting before anyone on the Jacksonville.com staff does. Take what you find with a grain of salt. You can expect these areas to include information and opinions from a variety of individuals and organizations other than Jacksonville.com.
We DO NOT endorse or guarantee the accuracy of any posting, regardless of whether the posting comes from a user or from a celebrity or "expert" guest. In short, there is no substitute for healthy skepticism and your own good judgment. Responsibility for what is posted in the chat rooms, forums, and other public posting areas on Jacksonville.com lies with each User. You alone are responsible for the material you post.
By using Jacksonville.com you agree not to post or transmit any defamatory, abusive, obscene, threatening or illegal material, or any other material that infringes on the ability of others to enjoy Jacksonville.com or that infringes on the rights of others. We retain the right to revoke the access privileges of anyone who we believe has violated any of these terms or any other term of this agreement. Although Jacksonville.com cannot monitor all the postings in the chat rooms, forums, and other public areas, we reserve the right (but assume no obligation) to delete, move, or edit any postings that come to our attention that we consider unacceptable or inappropriate, whether for legal or other reasons.
We will not, in the ordinary course of business, review private electronic messages that are not addressed to Jacksonville.com. However, we will comply with the requirements of the law regarding disclosure of such messages to others, including law enforcement agencies. While Jacksonville.com will not edit, change or modify the content of any user's messages, Jacksonville.com expressly reserves the right to remove or ban any user for inappropriate conduct on Jacksonville.com. Jacksonville.com expects that you will not use the service to violate anyone's rights in copyrights, trademarks, or other intellectual property. By submitting material to Jacksonville.com, you are representing that you are the owner of the material, or are making your submission with the explicit consent of the owner. Submitting material that is the property of another without the specific consent of its owner, is not only a violation of this agreement, but may also subject you to legal liability for infringement of copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property rights. No Soliciting.
You agree not to use any other area of Jacksonville.com to advertise or to solicit anyone to buy or sell products or services, or to make donations of any kind, without our express written approval. You or Jacksonville.com may terminate your registration/account at any time for any reason. Once your registration/account is terminated, you may not engage in User/Member activities in Jacksonville.com , in any manner for any reason, without the express AND written consent of Jacksonville.com Administrator. If you assist in enabling a terminated User/Member to access Jacksonville.com through your registration/account, your registration/account will be revoked.
STORY COMMENT SECTIONS
In addition to message board forums and blogs, story commenting sections are also governed by the rules above. Jacksonville.com may remove/delete any comment that it finds contains vulgar or otherwise inappropriate language (including abbreviations); personal attacks towards other users and/or subjects of stories; or other objectionable content. Note: Our commenting system automatically unpublishes comments containing select offensive words, alternate spellings of select offensive words and otherwise permissable words that may contain the same letters as offensive words. If you feel that a comment has been unfairly removed, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Jacksonville also reserves the right to immediately terminate and/or block accounts of users that violate these terms of service and may do so without warning. Any user may flag as inappropriate comments which he/she feels violates the site's terms of service by clicking the flag icon next to the comment. (Note this option is currently only available to desktop users.)
COPYRIGHTS AND TRADEMARKS
The Internet allows people throughout the world to share valuable information, ideas, and creative works. To ensure continued open access to such materials, we all need to protect the rights of those who share their creations with us. Although we make Jacksonville.com freely accessible, we don't intend to give up our rights, or anyone else's rights, to the materials appearing on the service.
The materials available through Jacksonville.com are the property of The Florida Times-Union. or its licensors, and are protected by copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws. You are free to display and print for your personal, non-commercial use information you receive through Jacksonville.com. But you may not otherwise reproduce any of the materials without the prior written consent of the owner. You may not distribute copies of materials found on Jacksonville.com in any form (including by e-mail or other electronic means), without prior written permission from the owner.
Of course, you're free to encourage others to access the information themselves on Jacksonville.com and to tell them how to find it. Requests for permission to reproduce or distribute materials found on Jacksonville.com should be sent to our Director of Online Services. We welcome links to our service. You are free to establish a hypertext link to this site so long as the link does not state or imply any sponsorship of your site by Jacksonville.com or Jacksonville.com. No Framing. Without the prior written permission of The Florida Times-Union, you may not frame any of the content of Jacksonville.com, or incorporate into another Website or other service any intellectual property of Jacksonville.com, Jacksonville.com, or any of their licensors. Requests for permission to frame our content may be sent to the Director of Online Services. Trademarks. We don't want anyone to be confused as to which materials and services are provided by Jacksonville.com and which aren't. You may not use any trademark or service mark appearing on Jacksonville.com without the prior written consent of the owner of the mark. " Jacksonville.com " and the Jacksonville.com logo are trademarks of The Florida Times-Union.
Your submission of any content for display or dissemination on Jacksonville.com automatically to Jacksonville.com a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, disseminate, perform, transmit and display such content (in whole or part) and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed for the full term of any rights that may exist in such content. If you are not the owner of such content, you shall be deemed to have warranted that the owner of the content has expressly granted to you a similar license.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIABILITY
We work hard to make Jacksonville.com an interesting and enjoyable place, but we cannot guarantee that our users will always find everything to their liking. Please read this Disclaimer carefully before using Jacksonville.com.
YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIS SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. BECAUSE OF THE NUMBER OF POSSIBLE SOURCES OF INFORMATION AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICE, AND THE INHERENT HAZARDS AND UNCERTAINTIES OF ELECTRONIC DISTRIBUTION, THERE MAY BE DELAYS, OMISSIONS, INACCURACIES, OR OTHER PROBLEMS WITH SUCH INFORMATION. IF YOU RELY ON THIS SERVICE OR ANY MATERIAL AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS SERVICE, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK. THIS SERVICE IS PROVIDED TO YOU "AS IS." Jacksonville.com, Jacksonville.com, The Florida Times-Union, AND THEIR AFFILIATES, AGENTS AND LICENSORS CANNOT AND DO NOT WARRANT THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENTNESS, NONINFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OF THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICE. NOR DO THEY GUARANTEE THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE ERROR-FREE, OR CONTINUOUSLY AVAILABLE, OR THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL Jacksonville.com, JACKSONVILLE.COM, THE FLORIDA TIMES-UNION, OR THEIR AFFILIATES, AGENTS OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY DAMAGES OTHER THAN DIRECT DAMAGES. THIS PROVISION INCLUDES, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT OR SIMILAR DAMAGES, EVEN IF WE ARE ADVISED BEFOREHAND OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. YOU AGREE THAT THE LIABILITY OF Jacksonville.com, JACKSONVILLE.COM, THE FLORIDA TIMES-UNION, AND THEIR AFFILIATES, AGENTS AND LICENSORS, IF ANY, ARISING OUT OF ANY KIND OF LEGAL CLAIM IN ANY WAY CONNECTED TO THE SERVICE SHALL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT YOU PAID TO THE SERVICE FOR THE USE OF THE SERVICE.
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