Important for All Readers, Bloggers and Comment Posters
The Courier encourages the free exchange of opinion and information on www.thecourier.com. We welcome all responsible points of view on public and social issues.
However, you assume full and sole legal responsibility for comments and blogs you post on this site.
Also, by participating, you acknowledge you agree to the following:
You agree not to post comments that are:
- Libelous / defamatory.
- Obscene or sexually explicit.
- Abusive, threatening or harassing.
- Disparaging of a private person.
- False, misleading or inaccurate.
- Hateful of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, gender, disability, or sexual orientation.
- Legally judgmental of those who have not been convicted of a crime.
You agree to comment only on public or social issues. Off-topic comments may be denied or removed.
You agree not to post repeated comments on the same topic. You also agree to post comments under one name only and not to impersonate, imitate or pretend to be somebody else.
We strongly encourage you to use your full name and hometown, but comments may be made anonymously. However, a verifiable e-mail address must be provided to us. It will not be published online or used for any purpose other than verification. (See below.)
You agree we will not edit your comments or blog for grammar and spelling.
You agree not to solicit others or to use comments to advertise or solicit others to buy or sell items or services.
You agree that The Courier reserves the sole right to decide if comments or blog
postings are suitable for www.thecourier.com, and that it reserves the right, but is not obligated, to remove comments or blog postings at any time and for any reason. You also agree that The Courier may ban any user from the site.
You understand that comments and blogs do not necessarily reflect the opinions of The Courier or of Findlay Publishing Co. The Courier’s opinions are expressed solely under ‘Viewpoints’ in its printed edition and under ‘editorials’ in its online edition.
This site contains facts, views, opinions, statements and recommendations of third-party individuals and organizations. The Courier does not guarantee the accuracy, timeliness, or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement or other information on the site. You acknowledge that any reliance upon any such opinion, advice, statement or information is at your sole risk. We do not promise the site will be uninterrupted or error-free.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold the The Courier and Findlay Publishing Co. and all of its officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents, licensors, contractors and affiliates harmless from any claims (including, but not limited to, claims for defamation, trade disparagement, privacy and intellectual property infringement) and damages, including attorneys’ fees, arising from any submissions by you or through your account.
You agree that we may access and disclose information about you or your use of our service when we deem it necessary or appropriate to comply with the law, or when required by court order, to respond to claims, to protect our systems and customers, to ensure the integrity and operation of our business and systems, or to protect the rights or property of The Courier or its affiliates. Such disclosure may include, without limitation, personally identifiable information (name, e-mail address, etc.), your IP address, clickstream and traffic information and usage history.
This site is copyrighted by the Findlay Publishing Co. It includes, but is not limited to text, photographs, graphics, video and audio. It is intended for personal, not commercial, use and is protected by copyright and other intellectual property rights under U.S. and international law.
You agree not to infringe on others’ copyrights, trademarks or patents. In addition, you agree not to modify, reproduce, create derivative works, download, transfer, publish, transmit or otherwise distribute any of the content here in whole or in part unless you personally authored the content and posted it, you have obtained our written or verbal permission or you have downloaded material for personal use.
You agree and acknowledge that Associated Press text, photo, graphic, audio and/or video material shall not be published, broadcast, rewritten for broadcast or publication or redistributed directly or indirectly in any medium; no Associated Press materials nor any portion thereof may be stored in a computer except for personal and non-commercial use; the Associated Press will not be held liable for any delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions therefrom or in the transmission or delivery of all or any part thereof or for any damages arising from any of the foregoing; the Associated Press is an intended third party beneficiary of these terms and conditions and it may exercise all rights and remedies available to it; and the Associated Press reserves the right to audit possible unauthorized commercial use of Associated Press materials or any portion thereof at any time.
Your questions or comments about this agreement, or your complaint about another user’s conduct, should be directed to Editor Peter Mattiace at firstname.lastname@example.org, 419-427-8406, or at The Courier, P.O. Box 609, Findlay, OH 45839.
This agreement may be modified from time to time. The date of the most recent revisions will appear here, so check back often. Nov. 15, 2010.
Questions? Contact editor Peter Mattiace at email@example.com