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Terms of Service
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Terms of Service
Copyright. All information, content, services and software displayed on, transmitted through, or used in connection with VMacedonia.com, with the exception of User Content as defined below, including for example news articles, reviews, directories, guides, text, photographs, images, illustrations, audio clips, video, html, source and object code, trademarks, logos, and the like (collectively, the "Content"), as well as its selection and arrangement, is owned by Virtual Macedonia, , and its affiliated companies, licensors and suppliers. You may use the Content online only, and solely for your personal, non-commercial use, and you may download or print a single copy of any portion of the Content solely for your personal, non-commercial use, provided you do not remove any trademark, copyright or other notice from such Content. If you operate a Web site and wish to link to VMacedonia.com, you may do so provided you agree to cease such link upon request from VMacedonia.com. No other use is permitted without prior written permission of VMacedonia.com. The permitted use described in this Paragraph is contingent on your compliance at all times with these Terms of Service.
You may not republish any portion of the Content on any Internet, Intranet or extranet site or incorporate the Content in any database, compilation, archive or cache. You may not distribute any Content to others, whether or not for payment or other consideration, and you may not modify, copy, frame, cache, reproduce, sell, publish, transmit, display or otherwise use any portion of the Content. You may not scrape or otherwise copy our Content without permission. You agree not to decompile, reverse engineer or disassemble any software or other products or processes accessible through VMacedonia.com, not to insert any code or product or manipulate the content of VMacedonia.com in any way that affects the user's experience, and not to use any data mining, data gathering or extraction method.
Requests to use Content for any purpose other than as permitted in these Terms of Service should be directed to [email protected] In certain cases, you may be able to obtain a license to use individual stories that appear on VMacedonia.com through online functionality we have specifically designated (e.g., to e-mail a story to a friend or to purchase the rights to reproduce a story for other use). In such cases, we will tell you directly in the portion of the Content you may license or you will see a link in the Content itself.
Notice of Intellectual Property Infringement. VMacedonia.com respects the intellectual property rights of others. In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and other applicable law, it is the policy of VMacedonia.com to terminate, in appropriate circumstances, the account of any user who is deemed to infringe third party intellectual property rights. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement or are aware of any infringing material placed by any third party on VMacedonia.com, please provide the following information to our Copyright Agent:
The VMacedonia.com Copyright agent can be reached as follows:
- an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest;
- a description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;
- a description of where the material 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 or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner's behalf.
Membership and Registration. If you become a Member of VMacedonia.com, you accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password, and agree not to sell, transfer or assign your Membership or any Membership rights. You agree to provide true, accurate, complete, and correct information at the time of registration, and to promptly update this information as needed so that it remains true, accurate, complete, and correct. We reserve the right to terminate your Membership if individuals from more than one household access VMacedonia.com using any single user name or password. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and for restricting access to your computer so others outside your household may not access VMacedonia.com using your name in whole or in part without our permission. If you believe someone has accessed VMacedonia.com using your user name and password without your authorization, e-mail us immediately at [email protected].
Use of Information by VMacedonia.com. You acknowledge, consent and agree that VMacedonia.com may preserve and disclose your account information and the contents of your online communications if required to do so by law, or in good faith belief that preservation and/or disclosure is reasonably necessary for the following purposes:
User Content Representations and Warranties. By placing material on VMacedonia.com, including posting communications to any VMacedonia.com bulletin board, forum, blog, message or chat area, or posting text, images, or other audio-visual content to the site ("User Content"), you represent and warrant:
- to comply with legal process, such as a court order, search warrant, or subpoena;
- to enforce the terms of this Terms of Service;
- to render service you request;
- to protect the rights or property of VMacedonia.com, and their third party suppliers and licensors; or
- in emergency circumstances that pose a threat to the safety of you or another person.
Using a name other than your own legal name in association with the submission of User Content is prohibited (except in those specific areas of VMacedonia.com that specifically ask for unique, fictitious names).
- you own or otherwise have all necessary rights to the User Content you provide and the rights to submit or post it as provided in this Terms of Service; and,
- the User Content will not cause injury to any person or entity.
User Content License. For all User Content you make available on VMacedonia.com, you grant VMacedonia.com, its affiliates and related entities, including VMacedonia.com and its affiliated newspaper, a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and fully sub-licensable license to use, copy, reproduce, distribute, publish, publicly perform, publicly display, modify, adapt, translate, archive, store, and create derivative works from such User Content, in any form, format, or medium, of any kind now known or later developed. Without limiting the generality of the previous sentence, you authorize VMacedonia.com to share the User Content across all of its affiliated Web sites, to include the User Content in a searchable format accessible by users of VMacedonia.com and other Web sites, to place advertisements in close proximity to such User Content, and to use your name and any other information in connection with its use of the material you provide. You also grant VMAcedonia.com the right to use any material, information, ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in any communication you send to us for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to, commercial purposes, and developing, manufacturing and marketing commercial products using such information. All rights in this paragraph are granted without the need for additional compensation of any sort to you.
User Content Screening and Removal. You acknowledge that VMacedonia.com and/or its designees may or may not pre-screen User Content, and shall have the right (but not the obligation), in their sole discretion, to move, remove, or refuse any User Content for any reason, including without limitation that such User Content violates the Terms of Service or is otherwise objectionable.
User Content Assumption of Risk. VMacedonia.com cannot and does not monitor or manage all of the material posted or uploaded by users, and does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity, or quality of User Content. All User Content posted or uploaded to VMacedonia.com is the sole responsibility of the person who posted or uploaded it. This means that you are entirely responsible for all User Content that you post or upload. To protect your safety, please use your best judgment when using these forums. We particularly discourage divulging personal phone numbers and addresses or other information that can be used to identify or locate you. You acknowledge and agree that if you make such disclosures either through posting on any bulletin board, forum, blog, message or chat area, or uploading text, images, or other audio-visual content, in classified advertising you place or in other interactive areas, or to third parties in any communication, you do so fully understanding the consequences of such disclosures and with a knowing consent that such information could be used to identify you.
User Content Posting Rules. Decisions as to whether content violates any Posting Rule will be made by VMacedonia.com in its discretion after we have actual notice of such posting. When you post or upload User Content, you agree to the following Posting Rules:
- If the photo or video depicts any children under the age of 13, you affirm that you have written permission from the child's parent or guardian to post the photo or video.
Do not post or upload User Content that:
WARNING: A VIOLATION OF THESE POSTING RULES MAY BE REFERRED TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES.
- contains copyrighted or other proprietary material of any kind without the express permission of the owner of that material.
- contains vulgar, profane, abusive, racist or hateful language or expressions, epithets or slurs, text, photographs or illustrations in poor taste, inflammatory attacks of a personal, racial or religious nature.
- is defamatory, threatening, disparaging, grossly inflammatory, false, misleading, fraudulent, inaccurate, unfair, contains gross exaggeration or unsubstantiated claims, violates the privacy rights of any third party, is unreasonably harmful or offensive to any individual or community.
- violates any right of VMacedonia.com or any third party.
- discriminates on the grounds of race, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation or disability, or refers to such matters in any manner prohibited by law.
- violates or inappropriately encourages the violation of any municipal, state, federal or international law, rule, regulation or ordinance.
- unfairly interferes with any third party's uninterrupted use of VMacedonia.com.
- advertises, promotes or offers to trade any goods or services, except in areas specifically designated for such purpose.
- uses or attempt to use another's account, password, service or system except as expressly permitted by the Terms of Service.
- uploads or transmits viruses or other harmful, disruptive or destructive files.
- disrupts, interferes with, or otherwise harms or violates the security of VMacedonia.com, or any services, system resources, accounts, passwords, servers or networks connected to or accessible through VMacedonia.com or affiliated or linked sites.
- "flames" any individual or entity (e.g., sends repeated messages related to another user and/or makes derogatory or offensive comments about another individual), or repeats prior posting of the same message under multiple threads or subjects.
Unsolicited Material and Ideas. VMacedonia.com is not responsible for the similarity of any of its content or programming in any media to materials or ideas transmitted to VMacedonia.com. You acknowledge and agree that if you send any unsolicited materials or ideas, you do so with the understanding no additional consideration of any sort will be provided to you, and you are waiving any claim against VMacedonia.com and its affiliates regarding the use of such materials and ideas, even if material or an idea is used that is substantially similar to the idea you sent.
Transactions and E-Commerce. During your visit to our site you may elect to engage in a transaction involving the purchase of a product such as an online advertisement or other tangible goods and services. Credit card transactions and order fulfillment are often handled by a third party processing agent, bank or distribution institution. While in most cases transactions are completed without difficulty, there is no such thing as "perfect security" on the Internet or offline. If you are concerned about online credit card safety, in most cases a telephone number will be made available so you can call us and place your order by phone. VMacedonia.com cannot take responsibility for the success or security of transactions undertaken or processed by third parties.
Errors in Advertisements. On occasion, a product or service may not be available at the time or the price as it appears in an advertisement. In such event, or in the event a product is listed at an incorrect price or with incorrect information due to typographical error, technology effort, error in the date or length of publication, or error in pricing or product information received from our advertisers or suppliers, you agree VMacedonia.com is not responsible for such errors or discrepancies.
Communications with Third Parties Through VMacedonia.com. Your dealings or communications through VMacedonia.com with any party other than VMacedonia.com are solely between you and that third party. For example, certain areas of VMacedonia.com may allow you to conduct transactions or purchase goods or services. In most cases, these transactions will be conducted by our third-party partners and vendors. Under no circumstances will VMacedonia.com be liable for any goods, services, resources or content available through such third party dealings or communications, or for any harm related thereto. Please review carefully that third party's policies and practices and make sure you are comfortable with them before you engage in any transaction. Complaints, concerns or questions relating to materials provided by third parties should be forwarded directly to the third party.
During your visit to VMacedonia.com you may link to, or view as part of a frame, certain content that is actually created or hosted by a third party. Because VMacedonia.com has no control over third party sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that VMacedonia.com is not responsible for the availability of external sites or resources, nor for the content, actions, or policies of those sites. Information you provide on such sites, including personal information and transactional information, is subject to the terms of service of those sites.
General Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability. While VMacedonia.com uses reasonable efforts to include accurate and up-to-date information, we make no warranties or representations as to the accuracy of the Content and assume no liability or responsibility for any error or omission in the Content. VMacedonia.com does not represent or warrant that use of any Content will not infringe rights of third parties. VMacedonia.com has no responsibility for actions of third parties or for content provided or posted by others.
USE OF VMacedonia.com IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. ALL CONTENT IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE." NEITHER VMacedonia.com, NOR ANY OF THEIR AFFILIATED OR RELATED COMPANIES, NOR ANY OF THE EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, CONTENT PROVIDERS OR LICENSORS OF ANY OF THEM, MAKES ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND REGARDING VMacedonia.com, THE CONTENT, ANY ADVERTISING MATERIAL, INFORMATION, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH VMacedonia.com, AND/OR THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM USE OF VMacedonia.com OR SUCH CONTENT OR SERVICES. ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WARRANTIES AGAINST INFRINGEMENT, AND WARRANTIES VMacedonia.com WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR FREE, ARE SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMED. VMacedonia.com AND ITS AFFILIATES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR CONTENT POSTED BY THIRD PARTIES, ACTIONS OF ANY THIRD PARTY, OR FOR ANY DAMAGE TO, OR VIRUS THAT MAY INFECT, YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT OR OTHER PROPERTY.
VMacedonia.com CONTAINS FACTS, VIEWS, OPINIONS, STATEMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THIRD PARTY INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS. VMacedonia.com DOES NOT REPRESENT OR ENDORSE THE ACCURACY, CURRENTNESS OR RELIABILITY OF ANY ADVICE, OPINION, STATEMENT OR OTHER INFORMATION DISPLAYED, UPLOADED OR DISTRIBUTED THROUGH THE VMacedonia.com. ANY RELIANCE UPON ANY SUCH OPINION, ADVICE, STATEMENT OR INFORMATION IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.
IN NO EVENT SHALL VMacedonia.com OR ITS AFFILIATES, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, CONTENT PROVIDERS OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES RELATED TO UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA, THE CONTENT OR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE CONTENT, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT SHALL VMacedonia.com OR ITS AFFILIATES, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, CONTENT PROVIDERS OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY AMOUNT FOR DIRECT DAMAGES IN EXCESS OF $100.
Indemnity. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless VMacedonia.com, each of their parent and affiliated companies, and each of their respective partners, suppliers, licensors, officers, directors, shareholders, employees, representatives, contractors and agents, from any and all claims (including but not limited to claims for defamation, trade disparagement, privacy and intellectual property infringement) and damages (including attorneys' fees and court costs) arising from or relating to any allegation regarding:
International Users. VMacedonia.com is controlled, operated and administered by VMacedonia.com from its offices within the United States. VMacedonia.com makes no representation that materials or Content available through VMacedonia.com are appropriate or available for use outside the United States and access to them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. You may not use VMacedonia.com or export the Content in violation of U.S. export laws and regulations. If you access VMacedonia.com from a location outside the United States, you are responsible for compliance with all applicable laws.
- your use of VMacedonia.com;
- VMacedonia.com's use of any content or information you provide, as long as such use is not inconsistent with this Agreement;
- information or material posted or transmitted through your membership account, even if not posted by you; and
- any violation of this Agreement by you.
Modifying These Terms. VMacedonia.com reserves the right to change these Terms of Service at any time in its discretion and to notify users of any such changes solely by changing this Terms of Service. Your continued use of VMacedonia.com after the posting of any amended Terms of Service shall constitute your agreement to be bound by any such changes. Your use of this site prior to the time this Terms of Service was posted will be governed according to the Terms of Service that applied at the time of your use.
Discontinuation of Service. VMacedonia.com may modify, suspend, discontinue or restrict the use of any portion of VMacedonia.com, including the availability of any portion of the Content at any time, without notice or liability. VMacedonia.com may deny access to any person or user at any time for any reason. In addition, VMacedonia.com may at any time transfer rights and obligations under this Agreement to any affiliate, subsidiary or business unit, or any of their affiliated companies or divisions, or any entity that acquires VMacedonia.com or any of their assets.
Consent to Jurisdiction. The parties hereto hereby irrevocably submit to the jurisdiction of the courts of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Monroe County, and the federal courts of the United States of America located in the Western District of New York and appropriate appellate courts therefrom, over any dispute arising out of or relating to this Agreement or any of the transactions contemplated hereby, and each party hereby irrevocably agrees that all claims in respect of such dispute or proceeding may be heard and determined in such courts. The parties hereby irrevocably waive, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, any objection which they may now or hereafter have to the laying of venue of any dispute arising out of or relating to this Agreement or any of the transactions contemplated hereby brought in such court or any defense of inconvenient forum for the maintenance of such dispute. Each of the parties hereto agrees that a judgment in any such dispute may be enforced in other jurisdictions by suit on the judgment or in any other manner provided by law.
Fees and Expenses. In the event of litigation to enforce the terms and conditions of this Agreement, the losing party agrees to pay the prevailing party's costs and expenses incurred including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys' fees.
Statute of Limitations. You agree to file any claim regarding any aspect of this site or these Terms of Service within seven days of the time in which the events giving rise to such claim began, or you agree to waive such claim.
No Class Actions. You agree no claim subject to these Terms of Service may be brought as a class action.
Severability. If for any reason any provision of this Agreement is found unenforceable, that provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to effect the intent of the parties as reflected in that provision, and the remainder of the Agreement shall continue in full force and effect. No Waiver. Any failure of VMacedonia.com to enforce or exercise any provision of this Agreement or related right shall not constitute a waiver of that right or provision.
Section Titles. The section titles used in this Agreement are purely for convenience and carry with them no legal or contractual effect.
Termination. In the event of termination of this Agreement for any reason, you agree the following provisions will survive: the provisions regarding limitations on your use of Content, the license(s) you have granted to VMacedonia.com, and all other provisions for which survival is equitable or appropriate.
Contact Us. To contact VMacedonia.com, please use the following address:
620 Park Ave Suite 414
Rochester, NY 14607
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