1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
Welcome to Mercer County PA's Best Informational webite: MCAreaBiz.com!. Landmark Information Services and MCAreaBiz.com provides its services to you, subject to the following Terms of Service ("TOS"), which may be updated by us from time to time without notice to you. In addition, when using particular MCAreaBiz.com services, you and MCAreaBiz.com shall be subject to any posted guidelines or rules applicable to such services which may be posted from time to time. All such guidelines or rules are hereby incorporated by reference into the TOS.
2. DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE
MCAreaBiz.com currently provides users with access to a rich collection of resources, including, an extensive business search, on-line coupons, a free giveaway page, and local informational content (the "Service"). You also understand and agree that the Service may include some banner advertisements and sponsership. You also understand and agree that the service may include certain communications from MCAreaBiz.com, such as service announcements and administrative messages. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new features that augment or enhance the current Service shall be subject to the TOS. You understand and agree that the Service is provided "AS-IS" and that Landmark Information Services and MCAreaBiz.com assumes no responsibility for the timeliness, deletion, mis-delivery or failure to store any user communications or information.
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.
3. YOUR REGISTRATION OBLIGATIONS
In consideration of your use of the Service, you agree to: (a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Service's registration form for free giveaways (such information being the "Registration Data") and (b) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or MCAreaBiz.com has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, Landmark Information Services and MCAreaBiz.com has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Service (or any portion thereof). MCAreaBiz.com is concerned about the safety and privacy of all its users, particularly children. Please remember that the Service is designed to appeal to a broad audience. Accordingly, as the legal guardian, it is your responsibility to determine whether any of the Services and/or Content (as defined in Section 6 below) are appropriate for your child.
5. MEMBER ACCOUNT, PASSWORD AND SECURITY
You will receive a password and account designation upon completing the Service's registration process on our giveaway page. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and account, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account. You agree to (a) immediately notify MCAreaBiz.com of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security. MCAreaBiz.com cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this Section 5.
6. MEMBER CONDUCT
Under no circumstances will Landmark Information Services and MCAreaBiz.com
be liable in any way for any Content, including, but not limited to, for any
errors or omissions in any Content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred
as a result of the use of any Content posted, emailed, transmitted or otherwise
made available via the Service.
You agree to not use the Service to:
|a.||upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;|
|b.||harm minors in any way;|
|c.||impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a Landmark Information Services or MCAreaBiz.com official, forum leader, guide or host, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;|
|d.||forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any Content transmitted through the Service;|
|e.||upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements);|
|f.||upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights ("Rights") of any party;|
|g.||upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation, except in those areas (such as shopping rooms) that are designated for such purpose;|
|h.||upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;|
|i.||disrupt the normal flow of dialogue, cause a screen to "scroll" faster than other users of the Service are able to type, or otherwise act in a manner that negatively affects other users' ability to engage in real time exchanges;|
|j.||interfere with or disrupt the Service or servers or networks connected to the Service, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Service;|
|k.||intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, including, but not limited to, regulations promulgated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, any rules of any national or other securities exchange, including, without limitation, the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange or the NASDAQ, and any regulations having the force of law;|
|l.||"stalk" or otherwise harass another; or|
|m.||collect or store personal data about other users.|
You acknowledge and agree that MCAreaBiz.com may preserve Content and may also
disclose Content if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that
such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with
legal process; (b) enforce the TOS; (c) respond to claims that any Content violates
the rights of third-parties; or (d) protect the rights, property, or personal
safety of MCAreaBiz.com, its users and the public.
You understand that the technical processing and transmission of the Service, including your Content, may involve (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices.
7. SPECIAL ADMONITIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL USE
Recognizing the global nature of the Internet, you agree to comply with all local rules regarding online conduct and acceptable Content. Specifically, you agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside.
8. CONTENT SUBMITTED OR MADE AVAILABLE FOR INCLUSION ON THE SERVICE
MCAreaBiz.com does not claim ownership of Content you submit or make available for inclusion on the Service. However, with respect to Content you submit or make available for inclusion on publicly accessible areas of the Service, you grant MCAreaBiz.com the following world-wide, royalty free and non-exclusive license(s), as applicable:
"Publicly accessible" areas of the Service are those areas of the MCAreaBiz.com network of properties that are intended by MCAreaBiz.com to be available to the general public.
You agree to indemnify and hold MCAreaBiz.com, 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, post, transmit or make available through the Service, your use of the Service, your connection to the Service, your violation of the TOS, or your violation of any rights of another.
10. NO RESALE OF SERVICE
You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service.
11. GENERAL PRACTICES REGARDING USE AND STORAGE
You agree that MCAreaBiz.com has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any messages and other communications or other Content maintained or transmitted by the Service. You acknowledge that MCAreaBiz.com reserves the right to log off accounts that are inactive for an extended period of time. You further acknowledge that MCAreaBiz.com reserves the right to change these general practices and limits at any time, in its sole discretion, with or without notice.
12. MODIFICATIONS TO SERVICE
MCAreaBiz.com 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 MCAreaBiz.com shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.
You agree that MCAreaBiz.com, in its sole discretion, may terminate your password, account (or any part thereof) or use of the Service, and remove and discard any Content within the Service, for any reason, including, without limitation, for lack of use or if MCAreaBiz.com believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of the TOS. MCAreaBiz.com may also in its sole discretion and at any time discontinue providing the Service, or any part thereof, with or without notice. You agree that any termination of your access to the Service under any provision of this TOS may be effected without prior notice, and acknowledge and agree that MCAreaBiz.com may immediately deactivate or delete your account and all related information and files in your account and/or bar any further access to such files or the Service. Further, you agree that MCAreaBiz.com shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination of your access to the Service.
14. 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 MCAreaBiz.com 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.
The Service may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other World Wide Web sites or resources. Because MCAreaBiz.com has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that MCAreaBiz.com 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 MCAreaBiz.com 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.
16. MCAREABIZ.COM'S PROPRIETARY RIGHTS
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 MCAreaBiz.com 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.
MCAreaBiz.com 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 MCAreaBiz.com for use in accessing the Service.
17. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT:
|a.||YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. MCAreaBiz.com 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.|
|b.||MCAreaBiz.com 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.|
|c.||ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF 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.|
|d.||NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM MCAreaBiz.com OR THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THE TOS.|
18. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT MCAreaBiz.com SHALL NOT BE LIABLE 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 MCAreaBiz.com 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.
19. EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE
LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OF SECTIONS 17 AND 18 MAY NOT APPLY
20. SPECIAL ADMONITION FOR SERVICES RELATING TO FINANCIAL MATTERS
If you intend to create or join any service, receive or request any news, messages, alerts or other information from the Service concerning companies, stock quotes, investments or securities, please read the above Sections 17 and 18 again. They go doubly for you. In addition, for this type of information particularly, the phrase "Let the investor beware" is apt. The Service is provided for informational purposes only, and no Content included in the Service is intended for trading or investing purposes. MCAreaBiz.com and its licensors shall not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, usefulness or availability of any information transmitted or made available via the Service, and shall not be responsible or liable for any trading or investment decisions made based on such information.
Notices to you may be made via either email or regular mail. The Service may also provide notices of changes to the TOS or other matters by displaying notices or links to notices to you generally on the Service.
22. TRADEMARK INFORMATION
MCAreaBiz.com, the MCAreaBiz.com logo, and other MCAreaBiz.com logos and product and service names are trademarks of Landmark Information Services. (the "MCAreaBiz.com Marks"). Without Landmark Information Services prior permission, you agree not to display or use in any manner, the MCAreaBiz.com Marks.
23. COPYRIGHTS and COPYRIGHT AGENTS
MCAreaBiz.com respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please provide MCAreaBiz.com's Copyright Agent the following information:
Thomas S. Lapikas
General Partner, Landmark Information Services
287 North Myers Avenue
Sharon, PA 16146
By phone: (724) 813-8313
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
24. GENERAL INFORMATION
The TOS constitute the entire agreement between you and MCAreaBiz.com and govern
your use of the Service, superceding any prior agreements between you and MCAreaBiz.com.
You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when
you use affiliate services, third-party content or third-party software. The
TOS and the relationship between you and MCAreaBiz.com shall be governed by
the laws of the State of Pennsylvania without regard to its conflict of law
provisions. You and MCAreaBiz.com agree to submit to the personal and exclusive
jurisdiction of the courts located within the county of Mercer, Pennsylvania.
The failure of MCAreaBiz.com to exercise or enforce any right or provision of
the TOS shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision
of the TOS is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the
parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to
the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions
of the TOS remain in full force and effect. You agree that regardless of any
statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of
or related to use of the Service or the TOS must be filed within one (1) year
after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.
The section titles in the TOS are for convenience only and have no legal or
Please report any violations of the TOS to our Customer Care
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