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If you do not agree with any of these terms, please exit Jacksonville.com or
any network site affiliated with Jacksonville.com. Both the Terms of Service and
the term "Jacksonville.com" shall apply to this network of sites. Jacksonville.com
reserves the right to terminate Membership and deny access to the site to any
person who violates this Terms of Service.
All information, content, services and software displayed on, transmitted
through, or used in connection with Jacksonville.com, including, but not
limited to, 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 Morris Communications
Company, LLC. ("Morris"), 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 Jacksonville.com, you may do so provided
you agree to cease such link upon request from Jacksonville.com. No other use
is permitted without prior written permission of Jacksonville.com. The
permitted use described in this Paragraph is contingent on your compliance at
all times with these Terms of Service.
You may not,
for example, 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 Jacksonville.com, not to insert
any code or product or manipulate the content of Jacksonville.com in any way
that affects the user's experience, and not to use any data mining, data
gathering or extraction method.
use Content for any purpose other than as permitted in these Terms of Service
should be directed to our customer service page.
In certain cases, you may be able to obtain a license to use individual stories
that appear on Jacksonville.com through online functionality we have
specifically designated (e.g., to e-mail a story to a friend or to purchase a
photograph). In such cases, we will indicate the portion of the Content you may
license. If you do not see such authorization, you should assume no third party
has the right to allow you to use the Content.
Jacksonville.com respects the intellectual property of others and holds no
claim to copyrights of content that is owned by a third party or is in the
public domain. If you believe your work has been copied in a way that
constitutes copyright infringement or are aware of any infringing material on Jacksonville.com,
please contact us via our customer service page immediately.
Some areas within our network of sites may require a credit card payment before
access is granted. If you sign up for these services, you agree to pay all
subscription fees and any other charges (including any applicable taxes) at the
rates in effect when the charges were incurred. We may bill charges
automatically to your credit card. You are responsible for all fees and charges
incurred to access Jacksonville.com through an Internet access provider or
other third party service.
Information and Content
By providing information to, communicating with, and/or placing material on, Jacksonville.com
, including for example communication during registration, communication on any
Jacksonville.com bulletin board, message or chat area, posting any resume or
other content, placing any classified advertisement, entering any sweepstakes,
etc., you represent and warrant: (1) you own or otherwise have all necessary
rights to the content you provide and the rights to use it as provided in this
Terms of Service; (2) all information you provide is true, accurate, current
and complete, and does not violate these Terms of Service; and, (3) the content
will not cause injury to any person or entity. Using a name other than your own
legal name is prohibited (except in those specific areas of Jacksonville.com that
specifically ask for unique, fictitious names, e.g., certain message boards and
For all such
information and material, you grant Morris, its affiliates and related
entities, including Jacksonville.com and its affiliated newspaper, a royalty-free,
perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, copy, modify,
display, archive, store, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works from
such information, in any form, media, software or technology of any kind now
existing or developed in the future. Without limiting the generality of the
previous sentence, you authorize Morris to share the information across all
Morris Communications Company affiliated Web sites, to include the information
in a searchable format accessible by users of Jacksonville.com and other Morris
Web sites, and to use your name and any other information in connection with
its use of the material you provide. You also grant Morris 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 developing, manufacturing and marketing products using such
information. All rights in this paragraph are granted without the requirement for
additional compensation of any sort to you.
Please note Jacksonville.com
does not accept unsolicited materials or ideas for use or publication, and is
not responsible for the similarity of any of its content or programming in any
media to materials or ideas transmitted to Jacksonville.com. Should 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 Jacksonville.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.
and e-commerce on our site
During your visit to our site you may elect to engage in a transaction involving
the purchase of a product such as a newspaper subscription, a print or online
advertisement or other tangible goods and services. To serve you most
efficiently, 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're
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. Jacksonville.com
cannot take responsibility for the success or security of transactions
undertaken or processed by third parties. You agree to hold Morris and Jacksonville.com
harmless for the failure of any secure transaction through a third party.
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 Jacksonville.com
is not responsible for such errors or discrepancies.
Specifics About Interactive Areas (Message Boards, Chat Areas, automated
posting of classified or other advertising, etc.)
Jacksonville.com bulletin boards, chat rooms and other such interactive areas
are provided to give users an interesting and stimulating forum to express
their opinions and share ideas and information. Given the nature of Jacksonville.com
and the volume of messages and postings, Jacksonville.com cannot and does not
monitor all of the material posted or transmitted by users and third party
information providers. To protect your safety, please use your best judgment
when using these forums. We do not allow divulging personal phone numbers and
addresses or other information for yourself or others that can be used to
identify or locate you. If you make such disclosures either through postings on
the bulletin boards, chat rooms, 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. Jacksonville.com
reserves the right to delete any communications at any time, for any reason or
in its discretion, but has no obligation to review or remove any such content.
Interactive areas, discussion boards, chat rooms, etc., are intended to
encourage public debate. We expect opinions to differ and we encourage freedom
of speech and a marketplace of ideas. By using these areas of Jacksonville.com,
you are participating in a community that is intended for all our users.
Therefore, we reserve the right to remove any content posted on our site at any
time for any reason. Decisions as to whether content violates any Posting Rule
will be made by Jacksonville.com in its discretion after we have actual notice
of such posting. Without limiting our right to remove content, we have
attempted to provide guidelines to those posting content on our site. When using
Jacksonville.com, please do not post material that:
- 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
- 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, community, association, group or business.
- violates any right of Jacksonville.com or any
- 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 Jacksonville.com.
- advertises, promotes or offers to trade any goods
or services, except in areas specifically designated for such purpose.
- uploads copyrighted or other proprietary material
of any kind on Jacksonville.com without the express permission of the
owner of that material.
- uses or attempt to use another's account,
password, service or system except as expressly permitted by the Terms of
- uploads or transmits viruses or other harmful,
disruptive or destructive files.
- disrupts, interferes with, or otherwise harms or
violates the security of Jacksonville.com, or any services, system
resources, accounts, passwords, servers or networks connected to or
accessible through Jacksonville.com or affiliated or linked sites.
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.
VIOLATION OF THE FOREGOING GUIDELINES MAY BE REFERRED TO LAW ENFORCEMENT
Communications with Third Parties through Jacksonville.com
Your dealings or communications through Jacksonville.com with any party other
than Jacksonville.com are solely between you and that third party. For example,
certain areas of Jacksonville.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 Jacksonville.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.
visit to Jacksonville.com you may link to, or view as part of a frame, certain
content that is actually created or hosted by a third party. You may be
introduced to, or be able to access, information, Web sites, advertisements,
features, contests or sweepstakes offered by other parties. Jacksonville.com is
not responsible for the content, actions or policies of such third parties. You
should check the applicable terms of service and privacy policies of those
third parties when providing information on such a feature or page.
Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability
While Jacksonville.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. Jacksonville.com does not represent or warrant that
use of any Content will not infringe rights of third parties. Jacksonville.com
has no responsibility for actions of third parties or for content provided or
posted by others.
USE OF JACKSONVILLE.COM
IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. ALL CONTENT IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS
AVAILABLE." NEITHER MORRIS, JACKSONVILLE.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 JACKSONVILLE.COM, THE CONTENT, ANY ADVERTISING MATERIAL, INFORMATION,
PRODUCTS OR SERVICES AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH JACKSONVILLE.COM, AND/OR THE
RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM USE OF JACKSONVILLE.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 JACKSONVILLE.COM WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS,
BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR FREE, ARE SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMED. JACKSONVILLE.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.
CONTAINS FACTS, VIEWS, OPINIONS, STATEMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THIRD PARTY
INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS. JACKSONVILLE.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 JACKSONVILLE.COM.
ANY RELIANCE UPON ANY SUCH OPINION, ADVICE, STATEMENT OR INFORMATION IS AT YOUR
IN NO EVENT
SHALL JACKSONVILLE.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 JACKSONVILLE.COM OR ITS AFFILIATES, EMPLOYEES,
AGENTS, CONTENT PROVIDERS OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY AMOUNT FOR DIRECT
DAMAGES IN EXCESS OF $100.
YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOLD HARMLESS, JACKSONVILLE.COM AND MORRIS,
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: (1) YOUR USE
OF JACKSONVILLE.COM; (2) JACKSONVILLE.COM'S USE OF ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION
YOU PROVIDE, AS LONG AS SUCH USE IS NOT INCONSISTENT WITH THIS AGREEMENT; (3)
INFORMATION OR MATERIAL POSTED OR TRANSMITTED THROUGH YOUR MEMBERSHIP ACCOUNT,
EVEN IF NOT POSTED BY YOU; AND, (4) ANY VIOLATION OF THIS AGREEMENT BY YOU.
Jacksonville.com is controlled, operated and administered by Jacksonville.com
from its offices within the United States. Jacksonville.com makes no
representation that materials or Content available through Jacksonville.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 Jacksonville.com or export the Content in violation of U.S. export laws and
regulations. If you access Jacksonville.com from a location outside the United
States, you are responsible for compliance with all applicable laws.
JACKSONVILLE.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 Jacksonville.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.
may modify, suspend, discontinue or restrict the use of any portion of Jacksonville.com,
including the availability of any portion of the Content at any time, without
notice or liability. Jacksonville.com may deny access to any person or user at
any time for any reason. In addition, Morris or Jacksonville.com may at any
time transfer rights and obligations under this Agreement to any Morris
subsidiary or business unit, or any of their affiliated companies or divisions,
or any entity that acquires Morris, Jacksonville.com or any of their assets.
These Terms of
Service will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the
State of Georgia, without regard to its conflicts of law provisions. You hereby
agree that any cause of action you may have with respect to Jacksonville.com
must be filed in a federal or state court located in Augusta, Georgia, within
two months of the time in which the events giving rise to such claim began, or
you agree to waive such claim. You agree no such claim may be brought as a
class action. 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 affect the intent of the parties as reflected in that
provision, and the remainder of the Agreement shall continue in full force and
effect. Any failure of Jacksonville.com to enforce or exercise any provision of
this Agreement or related right shall not constitute a waiver of that right or
provision. The section titles used in this Agreement are purely for convenience
and carry with them no legal or contractual effect. 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 Jacksonville.com, and all other provisions for
which survival is equitable or appropriate.
In the case of
a conflict between these terms and the terms of any electronic or machine
these Terms of Service shall control. Similarly, in case of a conflict between
Jacksonville.com strives to offer its visitors the many advantages of Internet
technology and to provide an interactive experience. Please note this policy
applies only to information collected by Jacksonville.com online and does not
impact information collected or used by Jacksonville.com or its affiliates
through other means.
gather information from users
How we collect and store information depends on the page you are visiting, the
activities in which you elect to participate and the services provided. You can
visit many pages on our site without providing any information. Other pages may
prompt you to provide information, such as when you register for access to
portions of our site, request certain features (e.g., newsletters, news updates
and other products), sign up for a newspaper subscription or make a purchase.
You may also provide information when you participate in sweepstakes and
contests, voting and polling activities, message boards and chat rooms and
other interactive areas of our site.
Like most Web
sites, Jacksonville.com also collects information automatically and through the
use of electronic tools that may be transparent to our visitors. For example,
we may log the name of your Internet Service Provider or use "cookie"
technology. Among other things, the cookie may store the information you
provide in our Site Survey, sparing you from having to re-enter that
information each time you visit, or may control the number of times you
encounter a particular advertisement while visiting our site. As we adopt
additional technology, we may also gather information through other means. In
certain cases, you can choose not to provide us with information, for example
by setting your browser to refuse to accept cookies, but doing so may limit
your ability to access certain portions of the site or may require you to
re-enter your information each time you visit. Additionally we may not be able
to customize the site's features according to your preferences.
What we do
with the information we collect
We will use your information only as permitted by law. Aggregated Information
(information that does not personally identify you) may be used in many ways.
As one example, we may combine information about your usage patterns with
similar information obtained from other users to learn which pages are visited
most or what features are most attractive. Aggregated Information may
occasionally be shared with our advertisers and business partners, but cannot
be used to contact you individually.
collect information to enhance your visit and deliver more individualized
content and advertising. For example, we may use Personally Identifiable
Information collected on Jacksonville.com to communicate with you regarding our
and other Morris affiliates and partners, administration of sweepstakes and
contests, processing e-commerce transactions and other topics we think you
might find of interest. We reserve the right to share this information with
other Morris business units and affiliates, including for example our
affiliated newspapers and entities in which Morris has an ownership interest
(collectively, "Affiliates"). This policy does not apply to any
Affiliate's use of such information.
Information collected by Jacksonville.com may also be used for other purposes
including but not limited to site administration and troubleshooting. Certain
third parties who provide technical support for the operation of our site (our
Web hosting service and our newsletter provider, for example) may access such
We may also
disclose your information in response to a court order, at other times when we
believe we are reasonably required to do so by law, in connection with the
collection of amounts you may owe to us, and/or whenever we deem it appropriate
or necessary to give such information to law enforcement authorities. Please
note we may not provide you with notice prior to disclosure in such cases.
sites, linked sites and advertisements
Jacksonville.com expects its partners, advertisers and third-party affiliates
to respect the privacy of our users. However, third parties, including our
partners, advertisers, affiliates and other content providers accessible
through our site, may have their own privacy and data collection policies and
practices. For example, during your visit to our site you may link to, or view
as part of a frame on a Jacksonville.com page, certain content that is actually
created or hosted by a third party. Also, through Jacksonville.com you may be
introduced to, or be able to access, information, Web sites, advertisements,
features, contests or sweepstakes offered by other parties. Jacksonville.com is
not responsible for the actions or policies of such third parties. You should
check the applicable privacy policies of those third parties when providing
information on a feature or page operated by a third party.
While on our
or other technology to attempt to identify some of your preferences or retrieve
information about you. For example, some of our advertising is served by third
parties and may include cookies that enable the advertiser to determine whether
you have seen a particular advertisement before. Through features available on
information. Jacksonville.com does not control the use of this technology or
the resulting information and is not responsible for any actions or policies of
such third parties.
careful and responsible whenever you are online. Should you choose to
voluntarily disclose Personally Identifiable Information on our site, such as
in message boards, chat areas or in advertising or notices you post, that
information can be viewed publicly and can be collected and used by third
parties without our knowledge and may result in unsolicited messages from other
individuals or third parties. Such activities are beyond the control of Jacksonville.com
and this policy.
Jacksonville.com does not knowingly collect or solicit Personally Identifiable
Information from or about children under the age of 13 except as permitted by
law. If we discover we have received any information from a child under the age
of 13 in violation of this policy, we will delete that information immediately.
If you believe Jacksonville.com has any information from or about anyone under
the age of 13, please contact us via our customer service page.