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This agreement was last updated on October 21, 2020
ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
The Published Reporter® provides its service to you, subject to the following Terms of Service (“TOS”), which may be updated by us from time to time without notice to you.
DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE
The Published Reporter® currently provides access to a collection of resources including news, information, current event reporting, graphics, political cartoons, artistic portraits, imagery, videos, links, various communications tools, social networking services, search services, and branded programming through its network of properties (the “Service”). You also understand and agree that the Service may include advertisements and that these advertisements are necessary for The Published Reporter® to provide the Service. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new features that augment or enhance the current Service shall be subject to the Terms of Service (TOS). You understand and agree that the Service is provided “AS-IS” and that The Published Reporter® assumes no responsibility for errors, timeliness, deletion, mis-delivery or failure to store any personalization settings. You are responsible for obtaining access to the Service and that access may involve third party fees (such as Internet service provider or airtime charges). You are responsible for those fees, including those fees associated with the display or delivery of advertisements. In addition, you must provide and are responsible for all equipment necessary to access the Service, irregardless of network connection or device type.
CONTENT SUBMITTED OR MADE AVAILABLE FOR INCLUSION ON THE SERVICE
All information submitted for publication on this site is the opinion of the submitter and not necessarily the opinion of the site itself. By submitting or posting content on any area of The Published Reporter® website you automatically grant as well as represent and warrant that you have the right to grant to The Published Reporter® an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, fully paid, worldwide license to use, copy, perform, display, and distribute such information and content. The Published Reporter® has the right to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such information and content, and to grant and authorize sub-licenses of the foregoing.
You acknowledge that The Published Reporter® may or may not pre-screen content, but that The Published Reporter® and its designee shall have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to pre-screen, refuse, fact-check, edit, verify or move any content that is available via the Service. Without limiting the foregoing, The Published Reporter® and its designee shall have the right to remove any content that violates the TOS or is otherwise objectionable. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such content. In this regard, you acknowledge that you may not rely on any content created by The Published Reporter® or submitted to The Published Reporter® including all other parts of the Service.
While The Published Reporter® will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off public posted areas of our site, it is impossible for us to review each individual message or upload. All messages express the views of the author thereof, and the owners of The Published Reporter® will not be held responsible for the content of any message or advertisement.
By agreeing to these rules, you warrant that you will not post any content that is obscene, vulgar, sexually-orientated, hateful, threatening, or otherwise violative of any laws.
Please note that you are directly responsible for the content you post. According to Title 47 of Chapter 5, Subchapter II, Part I, of § 230 (Protection for private blocking and screening of offensive material) It is the policy of the United States that no provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider. The term “information content provider” means YOU or any person or entity that is responsible for the creation or development of information provided through the Internet or any other interactive computer service.
DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT
It is our policy to respond to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (found at the U.S. Copyright Office) and other applicable intellectual property laws. It is our policy to immediately remove material from public view that we believe in good faith to be copyrighted material that has been illegally copied and distributed by any of our members or users. If we remove or disable access to comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act we will make a good-faith attempt to contact the owner, author, or administrator of each affected site so that they may make a counter notification pursuant to sections 512(g)(2) and (3) of that Act.
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The Published Reporter® collects information automatically and through the use of electronic tools. Information collected may be used for purposes including but not limited to site administration and troubleshooting. You can visit many pages of our site without providing any information at all, while other pages may prompt you to provide information. We use this information only as permitted by law and as set forth in this policy.
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By communicating in any way with The Published Reporter®, whereas you are providing contact information such as your phone number, mailing address, email address, telefax, etc., which is transmitted to The Published Reporter®, through any inquiry field, feedback form, registration area or other means, regarding the service, you understand that you are authorizing The Published Reporter®, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, co-branders or other partners, and employees to respond and/or communicate with you through those means in order to process your request.
You agree to indemnify and hold The Published Reporter® and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, co-branders or other partners, and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of Content you submit or make available through the Service, your use of the Service, your connection to the Service, your violation of the terms of service, or your violation of any rights of another.
PARENTAL CONTROL PROTECTIONS
Parental control protections (such as computer hardware, software, or filtering services) are commercially available that may assist customers and parents in limiting access to material that may be harmful to minors.
In compliance with the Child Online Protection Act, the following is a choice of vendors who provide software that limits access to materials that may be harmful to minors: Cyber Sitter – http://www.solidoak.com, Net Nanny – http://www.netnanny.com
While The Published Reporter® does not, in any way, endorse the above referenced vendors or the services that they provide, The Published Reporter would like to inform its users of the availability of such software.
NO RESALE OF SERVICE
You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, trade, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service.
MODIFICATIONS TO SERVICE
The Published Reporter® reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that The Published Reporter shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.
Clicking anything on this site including individual links, images, events, banners (even ads that appear to be content) could result in payment to, or a commission being earned by The Published Reporter®. Articles and stories on this site include embedded, in-content ads, allowing some advertisers to appear within the body of articles. These ads are labeled with icons by Google. The service also includes visual standard banner ads measuring ‘728 pixels’ wide by ’90 pixels’ in height. In addition, the service also includes links to Amazon.com where products purchased could lead to commissions earned. Some of these ads are located above or below the article or story clearly labeled [ADVERTISEMENT] while others may be placed in an author biography section or when appropriate (helpful to the reader), hyperlinked right within the story or body of the article. A message appears to the right of each story throughout the entire service stating anything on this site including individual links, images, events, banners (even ads that appear to be content) could result in payment to, or a commission being earned by The Published Reporter®. Additionally, our local event calendar (South Florida) which is supported through a partnership with Spingo.com (a marketing and ticketing platform for events) includes events added both for free or for a fee which syndicates them elsewhere on the Internet. All events are listed in chronological order with other events happening on the same day. Payment does determine which appear or which do not appear, only whether they appear on addition sites such as in social media promotions.
DEALINGS WITH ADVERTISERS
Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers found on or through the Service, 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 The Published Reporter® shall not be 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 Service.
EARNINGS DISCLOSURE / OWNERSHIP
It is the policy of The Published Reporter® to make clear, be open and transparent on both its funding and earnings from ads on its website located at PublishedReporter.com. While few companies provide this information publicly, and is rarely a requirement outside of registered charities or publicly traded entities, The Published Reporter® believes, as an open and transparent news agency, it is necessary to maintain our editorial credibility to both our users and contributors of the service and wish to make this information available. Therefore, A) FUNDING: Financial support for The Published Reporter® was provided solely by a personal and financial commitment made by the publisher and founder JOHN COLASCIONE and made through his Corporation SEARCHEN NETWORKS®. EARNINGS: Earnings from the service including all advertising and commission based affiliate links are paid to the site’s IT (information technology services) agency SEARCHEN NETWORKS® (now owned by INTERNET MARKETING SERVICES INC), a Florida Corporation. All earnings of the service are collected by the agency and are attributed, in-full, to IT services, advertising and promotion, public and community relations, content editing, research for investigative stories, consultation services, photo licensing, computer programming, domain services, user behavior analysis (statistics), graphic design, website hosting, server administration, continual website updates as well as other services required to maintain the stability and reliability of the service.
The Service may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other World Wide Web sites or resources. Because The Published Reporter® has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that The Published Reporter® is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any Content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that The Published Reporter® shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such Content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource.
You acknowledge and agree that the Service and any necessary software used in connection with the Service (“Software”) contain proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. You further acknowledge and agree that Content contained in sponsor advertisements or information presented to you through the Service or advertisers is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly authorized by The Published Reporter® or advertisers, you agree not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on the Service or the Software, in whole or in part. The Published Reporter® grants you a personal, non-transferable and non-exclusive right and license to use the object code of its Software on a single computer; provided that you do not (and do not allow any third party to) copy, modify, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, reverse assemble or otherwise attempt to discover any source code, sell, assign, sublicense, grant a security interest in or otherwise transfer any right in the Software. You agree not to modify the Software in any manner or form, or to use modified versions of the Software, including (without limitation) for the purpose of obtaining unauthorized access to the Service. You agree not to access the Service by any means other than through the interface that is provided by The Published Reporter for use in accessing the Service.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
You expressly understand and agree that: your use of the service is at your sole risk. The service is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. The Published Reporter expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. The Published Reporter makes no warranty that (i) the service will meet your requirements, (ii) the service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free, (iii) the results that may be obtained from the use of the service will be accurate or reliable, (iv) the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you through the service will meet your expectations, and (v) any errors in the software will be corrected. Any material downloaded or otherwise obtained using the service is done at your own discretion and risk and that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of any such material. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from The Published Reporter® or through or from the service shall create any warranty not expressly stated in the TOS. A small percentage of users may experience epileptic seizures when exposed to certain light patterns or backgrounds on a computer screen or while using the service. Certain conditions may induce previously undetected epileptic symptoms even in users who have no history of prior seizures or epilepsy. If you, or anyone in your family, have an epileptic condition, consult your physician prior to using the service. Immediately discontinue use of the service and consult your physician if you experience any of the following symptoms while using the service — dizziness, altered vision, eye or muscle twitches, loss of awareness, disorientation, any involuntary movement, or convulsions.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
You expressly understand and agree that The Published Reporter® shall not be liable to you for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses (even if The Published Reporter® has been advised of the possibility of such damages), resulting from: (i) the use or the inability to use the service; (ii) the cost of procurement of substitute goods and services resulting from any goods, data, information or services purchased or obtained or messages received or transactions entered into through or from the service; (iii) unauthorized access to or alteration of your transmissions or data; (iv) statements or conduct of any third party on the service; or (v) any other matter relating to the service.
The Published Reporter®, the official The Published Reporter logo, The Published Reporter service marks and other The Published Reporter logos and product and service names are marks of The Published Reporter (the “The Published Reporter Marks”). Without The Published Reporter’s prior permission, you agree not to display or use in any manner, The Published Reporter Marks.
Information provided on this website is intended to allow the public immediate access to public information. While all attempts are made to provide accurate, current, and reliable information, The Published Reporter® recognizes the possibility of human and/or mechanical error. Therefore, The Published Reporter®, its employees, officers and agents make no representations as to the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, or suitability of the information provided by this website, and deny any express or implied warranty as to the same.
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