Advertising Terms of Service (Section 2)
Effective Date: January 1st, 2016
Eligibility. By accessing chathamcountyevents.com or using the Services, you represent and warrant that:
(a) you have read and understand, and agree to comply with and be bound by, this Agreement;
(b) all registration information that you submit is, and will be updated to remain, truthful and accurate; and
(c) your access to chathamcountyevents.com use of the Services does not and shall not violate any applicable laws of any jurisdiction.
Registration; Account and Password. If you meet the eligibility requirements, you may register to become a “member” of chathamcountyevents.com. Members have access to certain features and functionality of the Services that are restricted or limited for non-registered “visitors”. (For ease of reference, members and visitors may be referred to collectively in this Agreement as “users”.) When you register to become a member, you must choose a username and password for your account, and may be asked to set account preferences and provide certain additional information. Your account may be used by you only, and may not be shared with any other individuals. You are solely responsible for selecting, changing, and maintaining the security of your password and account information, and for all activity that occurs under your account. You agree to notify us immediately if you suspect any unauthorized use of your account or access to your password.
HOW WE COLLECT AND — USE PERSONAL INFORMATION
Personal Information You Volunteer: chathamcountyevents.com collects any personal information that you provide while visiting chathamcountyevents.com or using the Services. This may include your name, mailing address, email address, phone number, and other contact information, account information, demographic information, and any other personal information that you submit. We use this personal information to:
• Create and validate your account;
• Communicate with you regarding your account and the Services (including via announcements and our e-newsletter);
• Provide any Services that you request;
• Monitor and improve the quality of the Services;
• Customize and improve the quality of advertising and promotions on chathamcountyevents.com;
• As otherwise required or permitted by applicable law; and
• For any other purpose made apparent at the time of collection.
Your Choices When Submitting Personal Information: You may be required to submit certain personal information to chathamcountyevents.com (including name, mailing address, email address and phone number) in order to create an account, validate your identity, or use certain Services. By default, some of this information (including name, city and state) may be displayed and made available publicly on chathamcountyevents.com, including as part of your personal profile and as part of content posted by you on chathamcountyevents.com. We urge you to carefully consider the types of personal information that you include in your personal profile or submit for posting on chathamcountyevents.com. For more information, please see the section entitled Privacy Practices of Third Parties below.
Automatic Collection of Information: Certain types of non-personally identifiable information may be collected automatically when you visit chathamcountyevents.com or use the Services. For instance, we may collect the IP address of the computer you are using; the name of the domain and host from which you access the Internet; the Internet address of the Web site from which you linked to the Site; the type of browser you are using; time and date stamp information; and information regarding your visit to chathamcountyevents.com, including your landing page, the number and order of pages viewed, and the time spent on a particular page. We do not treat this information as personal information unless it is combined with contact, account or similar information that personally identifies you.
Cookies: Like many websites, chathamcountyevents.com may use session-based or persistent “cookies” or similar technologies to automatically gather some information about you or offer a personalized experience when using the Services. We use these technologies to enhance navigation, log account information, log click-stream data for advertisers, and facilitate your use of the Services. Some areas of chathamcountyevents.com may require cookies, and cannot be used without enabling cookies. If you are concerned about cookies stored on your computer, we encourage you to follow your browser’s guidance for deleting cookies after completing a browsing session.
HOW WE SHARE PERSONAL INFORMATION
Service Providers: We may share personal information collected through chathamcountyevents.com with companies that perform services on our behalf, including companies that provide support services to us (such as data storage and web hosting services) or that help us market our products and services. Any credit card processing is handled by our service providers, and subject to the privacy policies and practices of the credit card processor.
Business Partners: chathamcountyevents.com does not rent or sell, or share your personal information to third parties or for mass marketing purposes.
Law Enforcement and Protection: We may disclose your personal information when we believe disclosure is appropriate to comply with the law (including a court order or subpoena); to prevent or investigate a possible crime, such as fraud or identity theft; to enforce the terms that govern your use of chathamcountyevents.com; or to protect the rights, property or safety of chathamcountyevents.com, other users, or third parties. We also reserve the right to report to appropriate law enforcement or government agencies any activities that we, in good faith, believe to be harmful or unlawful, with or without providing notice to you.
Business Transfers: All personal information and other content submitted by you to chathamcountyevents.com is treated as a business asset, and may be transferred to another company that acquires an ownership interest in the stock or assets of chathamcountyevents.com or one of our operating divisions, including as the result of a sale, merger, reorganization, dissolution or liquidation.
PRIVACY PRACTICES OF THIRD PARTIES
Use of Your Personal Information and Content by Third Parties: Most areas of chathamcountyevents.com may be viewed by both members and non-registered visitors. We have no control over how other users may respond to, use, or misuse the information that you include in your personal profile or the content that you post to chathamcountyevents.com, or for any actions taken by other users online or offline. For instance, it is possible for other users to obtain personal information about you that you post or make available on chathamcountyevents.com, and to use that information to send you unsolicited communications, harass or injure you. We do not approve of such conduct. However, you acknowledge and agree that chathamcountyevents.com and its owners, operators, affiliates, agents and suppliers, including Savant Portraits LLC, are not responsible for any other user’s or third party’s use of personal information or other content that you post on chathamcountyevents.com, or for the online or offline actions of any other user or third party, and shall have no liability for any actions or inaction taken in connection therewith.
Links to Third Party Websites: chathamcountyevents.com may contain links to other websites, including links posted by users or advertisers. We do not take any responsibility for monitoring these links, and the inclusion of these links should not be construed as any sort of affiliation, sponsorship, endorsement, or approval bychathamcountyevents.com. When you access a third-party website, you do so at your own risk. You should review the privacy policies of other websites carefully before providing any information to such websites. We Shall not be responsible or liable for any information, opinions, goods or services available on or through any third-party website, or any third party websites privacy practices.
Chathamcountyevents.com and the Services are intended for and directed to adults. In compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), we do not knowingly permit registration or submission of personally identifiable information by anyone under 13 years of age. If you are under the age of 13, please do not provide us with any personally identifiable information. If we are notified that someone under the age of 13 has provided us with personally identifiable information, we will use reasonable efforts to remove such personal information from our databases.
Chathamcountyevents.com implements measures to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of sensitive personal information under chathamcountyevents.com’s control and not otherwise publicly posted on the website. However, please bear in mind that no website or data transmission over the Internet is totally secure. As a result, we cannot promise or guarantee the security of any personal information you provide on or through chathamcountyevents.com
OPT-OUT FOR COMMUNICATIONS
To opt-out of receiving communications from us (other than required communications for chathamcountyevents.com such as account set-up, account change, and similar administrative notices), you may reply to the email sent by us with a request to “unsubscribe,” alter your communication setting preferences in your personal profile (where applicable), or follow any other opt-out directions provided in the communication. Please understand that it may take some time to receive, verify and process your request.
Content Posted by Users and Advertisers. Certain areas of chathamcountyevents.com permit users to submit or “post” content for access and viewing on chathamcountyevents.com or through the Services, including personal profiles, photos, comments, event and activity information, opinions, reviews, and other information and materials (referred to collectively as “content”). All content submitted by you must be your original work of authorship, appropriate for viewing by a general audience, consistent with the general quality standards of chathamcountyevents.com, and otherwise in compliance with this Agreement. We reserve the right, but shall not have the obligation, to remove content that violates this Agreement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, you are solely responsible for all content that you submit. Please note that all content will be reviewed and may be edited by chathamcountyevents.com staff members. Please allow up to 24 hours for your content to be posted. Users excessively posting content are subject to removal of all or a portion of their posts, or account restrictions, based on the discretion of chathamcountyevents.com.
Prohibited Content. The following is a partial list of content that is prohibited from being posted by users on chathamcountyevents.com. You may not post any content that:
- is illegal, unlawful, violent, harmful, threatening, abusive, offensive harassing, defamatory, libelous, unsafe, invasive of another’s privacy or endangers minors in any way;
- promotes discrimination based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or marital status, or hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual;
- is obscene, pornographic, contains nudity, contains a link to an adult website, or depicts actual sexual conduct;
- contains information or promotes activities that you know to be false, deceptive, misleading, inaccurate, deceitful or unsafe; or
- infringes, misappropriates, or violates the copyrights, trademarks, or other intellectual property or proprietary rights, rights of privacy or publicity, or other rights of any third party, or violates any contractual, fiduciary or other duty or obligation;
- involves the transmission of “junk mail,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” “spam,” or other unsolicited mass mailing or communications;
- advertisements or commercial promotion, including business websites, promotional images, email addresses, or other contact information;
- promotes criminal or illegal activity, including advertising any illegal service or offering any items for sale which are prohibited or restricted by any applicable law;
- is not relevant to the chathamcountyevents.com coverage of family-friendly content.
Chathamcountyevents.com Not Responsible for Content. We do not assume responsibility for the content posted by users. It is possible that other users may post offensive or inappropriate content, and that you may view or be involuntarily exposed to such offensive or inappropriate content. We do not approve of such conduct. However, you acknowledge and agree that chathamcountyevents.com and its owners, operators, affiliates, agents, and suppliers, including Savant Portraits LLC, are not responsible for the content or conduct of other users of the Services, and shall have no liability for any actions or inaction taken in connection therewith. Content is not necessarily reviewed by chathamcountyevents.com prior to posting and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of chathamcountyevents.com. Chathamcountyevents.com and its owners, operators, affiliates, agents, and suppliers, including Savant Portraits LLC, make no representations or warranties, express or implied, as to the content submitted by users, and shall have no obligation to modify or remove inaccurate or inappropriate content.
Section 2 – Advertising Terms of Service
ADVERTISING LISTING PACKAGES
You may choose between eight packages to list your business on our site. If you do not wish to be listed on our site and wish to terminate your Advertising Listing Packages please email email@example.com and we will remove your listing as soon as is practicable.
- FREE Directory Listing Package provides the following services: Your Company or Business name, Short 120 word Business Description, Business Website, Phone Number, Email, Address. This listing will run for one year, 365 days. At the one year mark, you will get a renewal email reminder. Please check that all the information you provided on your listing is still correct. Then republish for another year. We do this to ensure the best up to date information to your customers.
- Featured Directory Listing Package provides the following services: Your Company or Business name, Short & Long Business Description, Website, Phone Number, Email, Address, Links to Facebook and Twitter, 5 images in jpg format, directions/google maps feature and get ratings from your customers. Your listing is before any of the free advertisers as a featured listing. Your business can also be contacted directly through the directory contact form by potential customers.Auto Renews every 30 Days. Please pick only one main category and then email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional categories you would like to be listed under. They must be relevant to your business and we will add those categories to your featured listing for no additional charge.
- Blog Post Ad Package provides the following services: 300x100 Ad space on Chatham Roots Blog for either Tuesday’s Adventure Post OR Wednesday’s Life Story Post.
- Silver 300x150 Package provides the following services: 300x150 Sidebar Ad space on all of Chatham County Events most visited pages, 1 (one) Blog Post Ad at 300x150 size, 1 (one) Newsletter Ad’s at 300x150 size.
- Gold 300x250 Package provides the following services: 300x250 Sidebar Ad space on all of Chatham County Events most visited pages, 1 (one) Blog Post with helpful info for the community, 1 (one) newsletter Ad at 300x250 size and Featured Directory Listing.
PAID LISTING PACKAGES
The Featured Directory Listing, Blog Post Ad, Silver and Gold Listing Packages (“Paid Listing Packages”) provide advertisers with the services described on our site in return for the fees set out on our site. Such services may change from time to time. If there is an open advertiser spot you may upgrade to a Paid Listing Package by paying the relevant fee.
We may at our absolute discretion refuse a user account or any type of listing package to any person or entity and we shall not be obliged to state our reasons for such refusal.
FEES AND PAYMENT
The fee for any Paid Listing Package shall be as set out on our site at the time that you make payment for any package till your ad comes up for renewal. These fees may change from time to time.
Silver and Gold Paid Listing Packages shall commence from the 1st of each month once as full payment is received by us and shall continue for 1 (one) calendar month or period depicted by the package taken. Upon the 25th of the month prior to the expiry of such said period, unless we have received notice from you by email to email@example.com of your clear wish to terminate your Paid Listing Package, your Paid Listing Package shall automatically and without further notice renew for a further period as depicted by the package taken and your credit card account shall be debited for the relevant payment.
Blog Post Listing Packages shall be paid two weeks prior to your ad run date. Once as we have received payment your ad space is reserved for that 1 (one) blog post.
Featured Directory Listing is set for auto payment and will charge your preferred payment every 30 (thirty) days from your last billing date.
Payment for all fees is to be made through Visa, MasterCard, Check, and Online.
CONTRACT GRACE PERIOD
You may up to 7 days prior to your ad running for a Monthly Paid Listing Package (Blog Post, Silver or Gold Package), cancel your Monthly Paid Listing Package. To cancel your Monthly Paid Listing Package, you must email firstname.lastname@example.org within the aforementioned time period providing clear notice of your wish to cancel your Paid Listing Package.
If we receive notice of cancellation of your Monthly Paid Listing Package 7 days prior to your ad run date. And if your monthly listing fee was charged for any ad we have not yet published on our site yet we will refund the listing fee you paid back to your original payment method within 30 days of our receipt of such notice.*
*If you received a discounted rate for advertising with us. The full monthly rate at the time of your contract will be applied to all months you advertised with us and any listing fee balance that is left will be refunded.
You may cancel your Featured Directory Listing within 48 hours of completing your online application and listing. You must email email@example.com within the aforementioned time period providing clear notice of your wish to cancel your Paid Listing Package.
If we receive notice of cancellation of your Featured Directory Listing within 48 hours of completing your online application and listing we will refund the listing fee you paid back to your original payment method within 30 days of our receipt of such notice.
TERMINATION – TERM OF USER ACCOUNTS, DIRECTORY LISTINGS PACKAGES AND ADVERTISING PACKAGES
User accounts and Listing Packages shall continue unless they are terminated by either party.
We may terminate your user account or Listing Package at any time without notice to you by removing your listing from our site if any of our privacy or advertising policies are broken.
You may terminate your Paid Listing Package at any time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and providing us with clear notice of your wish to terminate your Paid Listing Package. No refund of any fee will be provided on termination. Such termination of your Paid Listing Package shall be effective from the date on which we remove your Paid Listing Package from the site.
We may terminate your user account, Paid Listing Package and the agreement between us without notice and without any liability to make any refund or other payment to you in the following circumstances:
- you are in our opinion transmitting or otherwise connected with any ‘spam’ or any other form of unsolicited bulk email or communication;
- your user account or listing package may in our reasonable opinion adversely affect our goodwill or reputation; or
- you or us cease to carry on business, are declared bankrupt or enter into an insolvency or administration procedure.
Implications If you provide notice to terminate your Paid Listing Package, you shall continue to have a user account and a Basic Listing on our site. Unless you notify us of your wish to be removed from the site and these terms and conditions shall continue to apply to your user account and Basic Listing Package.
CONSEQUENCES OF TERMINATION
Upon termination of the agreement between us, your right to use the registered user sections of our site shall immediately cease. We have no obligation to maintain any of your posted content, Additional Services, Articles or any content within your listing.
Any termination of the agreement between us shall not affect any rights or liabilities that have accrued to us prior to such termination.
ADVERTISEMENTS AND ADDITIONAL SERVICES
Additional Services such as banner advertising or badge advertising on our site, being featured in our newsletter and having your photo displayed on our site home page are described on our site and may change from time to time. Additional Services are limited in number and will be accepted on a first come first served basis. We accept no liability for Additional Services not being available.
Paid Listing Advertisements and Additional Services purchased shall be in the size, format, and location specified on our site at the time you make payment or in such similar location as we in our absolute discretion determine and shall be displayed on our site for the period of time specified on our site at the time you make payment.
You warrant that your advertisement complies with all applicable law and regulation (including self-regulation such as the CAP Code) and you shall indemnify us for any loss, damage or other liability that we may suffer as a result of you breaching this condition.
In relation to Paid Listing Advertisements and Additional Services, we will provide specifications as to the materials to be provided by you in order for us to fulfill the delivery of such Additional Services. If you do not provide the specified materials in the manner and form specified within the time period stated, we shall not be obliged to fulfill the delivery of such Additional Service and no refund shall be made in relation to your payment for such Additional Services.
We may reject in our absolute discretion any materials submitted in relation to Paid Listing Advertisements and Additional Services and may request you to provide amended or additional materials.
If you decide to withdraw your advertisement for any reason, we shall not be obliged to provide you with a refund.
We do not guarantee or make any representation or warranty as to the outcome (such as response levels to advertisements) of your purchase of any Paid Listing Advertisements and Additional Service.
All advertising content is subject to our approval and we reserve the right to reject or cancel any advertisement that we deem to be unsuitable for any reason.
We accept no liability for any errors in any advertisements (or for errors in any content on our site).
We may in our absolute discretion accept Articles (including all text, information, images, audio or video material in whatever medium or form we choose to accept) from you for publication on our site on Paid Listing Packages. Articles will not be published if you have chosen to take out a FREE Directory Listing Package or Featured Directory Listing Package.
If we accept an Article from you for publication on our site, you grant to us a non-exclusive licence to distribute the Article on the site and such other media as we shall decide, in return for crediting you for the Article.
The license granted under this condition permits us to:
- modify, electronically reproduce and distribute, and publicly display the Article on the site (including packaging the Article with other Articles from third parties); and
- reproduce and distribute through any media now known, or hereafter developed, excerpts of the Article in advertisements for, and in marketing and promotional materials related to the site.
If you submit an Article to our site, you shall be responsible for the accuracy and completeness of the Article.
We have no obligation to you, and undertake no responsibility, to review the Article to determine whether any such Article may result in any liability to any third party.
If we believe that any Article may create any liability for us or adversely affect the site’s reputation or standing, we may remove the Article or such part of the Article as we believe, in our sole discretion, is prudent or necessary to minimize or eliminate our potential liability.
We do not undertake to distribute or display the Article on the site or otherwise make use of it, nor do we undertake that the site will be operational at all times.
We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in all of the material published on it (except for the Articles described in previous paragraph section and Event Listings on our Calendar). The site and such materials are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world and we reserve all such rights.
You grant us a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free license to use all or any of your intellectual property rights in any materials, advertisements or content submitted or shown on our site.
You shall, at all times during and after the term of this Agreement, indemnify us and keep us indemnified against all losses, damages, costs or expenses and other liabilities (including legal fees) incurred by, awarded against or agreed to be paid by us arising from any claim of infringement or alleged infringement (including the defence of such infringement or alleged infringement) of a third party’s intellectual property rights arising out of your use of our site (including any advertising on our site or Articles you submit to our site).
You agree and acknowledge that we retain full editorial control over all advertisements and listings submitted by you to our site and that we will own all intellectual property rights in relation to such advertisements and listings (other than in relation to your branding and other intellectual property rights that are owned by you prior to you submitting such advertisements and listings).
We reserve the right to change the format, style, and layout of our site and any advertisement, listing or Article submitted by you as we see fit.
You must not reproduce in any format (including on another website) any part of our site (including content, designs, look and feel) without our prior written consent.
You warrant that where you are an individual you are at least 18 years of age and where you are a company or other similar entity, that you are a bona fide legal entity duly formed in accordance with all applicable law and regulations and have full capacity and authority to enter into the agreement between us.
You warrant that all information that you have provided us with or have submitted to our site is true and accurate and not misleading in any way.
You warrant that in using our site you will comply at all times with all applicable law and regulations and advertising codes of conduct.
You warrant that any website owned or controlled by you that is listed on our site is free from illegal, defamatory or tortious content.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
Other than liability for us causing death or personal injury to any person or for any fraudulent misrepresentation made by us, we exclude all liability for any loss or damage suffered by you resulting from your use of our site (including all consequential loss or damage howsoever caused and whether this was in the reasonable contemplation of us or not).
In the event that we are found liable to you for any loss or damage, this liability shall be limited to the amount that you have paid for your current listing package and any current Additional Services. In the event that any court of competent jurisdiction does not allow such limitation on liability and awards damages against us in excess of the amount that you have paid for your current listing package and any current Additional Services, you agree to release us from all damages and liability in excess of this amount.
You specifically agree and acknowledge that we are not liable to you for any loss or damage, for offence caused or for any threatening, defamatory, obscene, offensive or illegal content uploaded to our site by a third party or for the infringement of any of your rights (including intellectual property rights) arising from the conduct of a third party.
You agree and acknowledge that we have no liability for our site not being available at any time nor any liability for the deletion, corruption or failure to store any materials or content maintained or transmitted on or through our site.
We shall have no liability for any advice, views, recommendations, advertisements and any other form of content provided by other users of our site or third parties.
Where we provide any content on the site that contains advice, views or recommendations, this is done on a generic basis without considering individual circumstances and hence we shall have no liability for any such content.
We have not verified or performed any checks on registered users or other users of the site who may contact you and we, therefore, disclaim all liability in relation to the actions of registered users, other users and any other third parties in relation to our site. You should, of course, take all necessary precautions regarding your safety when corresponding with or meeting with registered users, other users or other third parties.
You hereby agree to, at all times during and after the term of this agreement, indemnify us and keep us indemnified against all losses, damages, costs or expenses and other liabilities (including legal fees) incurred by, awarded against or agreed to be paid by us arising from your breach of any of these terms and conditions.
We shall not be in breach of this agreement, nor liable for any failure or delay in performance of any obligations under this agreement, arising from or attributable to acts, events, omissions or accidents beyond our reasonable control.
DEFAULT INTEREST RATE
If you fail to pay any amount payable under this agreement, we may charge you interest on the overdue amount. You shall pay the interest immediately on demand, from the due date up to the date of actual payment, after as well as before judgment, at the rate of 4%. Such interest shall accrue on a daily basis and be compounded quarterly.
If any provision of this agreement (or part of any provision) is found by any court or other authority of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal, the other provisions shall remain in force unless, in our reasonable opinion, the purpose of this agreement is frustrated as a result.
We may vary these terms and conditions at any time. The latest version of these terms and conditions shall be as posted on our site or as emailed to you. Your continued use of our site constitutes your acceptance of any new or updated or amended terms and conditions.
GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION
This agreement and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with United States, North Carolina Law.