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Wednesday, 21 February 2007 06:12

GeoPrac.net Legal Info and Terms of Use

This Agreement sets forth the terms and conditions which apply to the use by you of the GeoPrac.net Site (as defined below), a site owned by Randy Post (The OWNER) and any other subscription product or service offered for sale by GeoPrac.net and/or its affiliates (collectively, "GeoPrac.net"). The right to use any product or service offered by GeoPrac.net is personal to you and is not transferable to any other person or entity.

  1. Definitions.
    The "GeoPrac.net Sites" shall mean all areas and any subscription or other paid products and services offered or available on the interactive online service operated by GeoPrac.net and Randy Post (The OWNER) on the World Wide Web. The GeoPrac.net Sites consist of information services and content provided by GeoPrac.net, affiliates of GeoPrac.net and third parties. The term "Community Areas" means the comment pages, user profile pages, personal messaging system, and other user participatory areas on the GeoPrac.net Sites.
  2. General.
    GeoPrac.net shall have the right at any time to change or discontinue any aspect or feature of the GeoPrac.net Sites including, but not limited to, the Community Areas, content, hours of availability, and equipment needed for access or use. Such changes, modifications, additions or deletions shall be effective immediately upon notice thereof, which may be given by means including but not limited to, posting on the Community Areas a revised version of this Agreement or notification by electronic mail. Any use by you of the Community Areas after such notice shall conclusively be deemed to be acceptance by you of such changes, modifications, additions or deletions. You agree to review the terms and conditions of this Agreement periodically to be aware of such revisions.
  3. Use of the GeoPrac.net Sites and the Community Areas.
    1. The Community Areas shall be used for lawful purposes only. No material shall be posted on or transmitted through the Community Areas which violates or infringes in any way upon the rights of others, which is unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, vulgar, obscene, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable, which encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, gives rise to civil liability or otherwise violates any law. No conduct shall be undertaken that, in GeoPrac.net's judgment, restricts or inhibits any other user from using or enjoying the Community Areas. Advertising or commercial solicitation may be posted on or transmitted through the Community Areas but only with GeoPrac.net's express prior approval and only if the advertising or commercial solicitation complies with all conditions imposed by GeoPrac.net
    2. The GeoPrac.net Sites and the Community Areas contain copyrighted material, trademarks and other proprietary information including text, software, photos, video, graphics, music and sound, and the entire contents of the GeoPrac.net Sites are copyrighted as a collective work under the United States copyright laws. GeoPrac.net’s owner is the owner of the copyright in the entire GeoPrac.net Sites. The onwer owns a copyright in the selection, coordination, arrangement and enhancement of such content, as well as in the content original to it. Each third party content provider owns the copyright in content original to it. You may not modify, publish, transmit, display, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit the content of the GeoPrac.net Sites or any portion of it. Except as otherwise expressly permitted under copyright law, you may not copy, redistribute, publish, display or commercially exploit any material from the GeoPrac.net Sites without the express permission of GeoPrac.net and the copyright owner. In the event of any permitted copying, redistribution or publication of material from the GeoPrac.net Sites, no changes in or deletion of author attribution, trademark, legend or copyright notice shall be made. You acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights by downloading copyrighted material.
    3. You shall not upload, post or otherwise make available on the Site any material protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary right without the express permission of the owner of the copyright, trademark or other proprietary right. You are responsible for determining that such material is not protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary right. You shall be solely liable for any damages resulting from any infringement of copyright, trademark or other proprietary right, or any other harm resulting from any uploading, posting or submission. In the case of content contributed for the “Articles” section, a signed copyright release form must be provided by fax or email to GeoPrac.net prior to the publishing of that content. A copy of the release form may be found here. The purpose of the form is to ensure that either:
      1. The article contributor is the author and therefore the copyright holder and has agreed to allow GeoPrac.net to publish the content.
      2. Or, the contributor has obtained permission from the legitimate copyright owner(s) who have in turn granted GeoPrac.net permission to publish the content.
    4. For content in the “Articles” section, the copyright remains with the original copyright holder. They may specify any copyright terms that they wish.
    5. For content contributed in sections other than the “Articles” section, you are responsible for complying with the fair use clauses of the Copyright Act. Some additional information may be found at Electronic Frontier Foundation Website. You shall be solely liable for any damages resulting from any infringement of copyright, trademark or other proprietary right, or any other harm resulting from any uploading, posting or submission.
    6. For content in all sections other than the “Articles” section, the content shall be licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License with the Owner and the respective author(s) being the copyright holders.
    7. You hereby grant to GeoPrac.net, the Owner and their respective affiliates worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display any content posted in sections other than the “Articles” section, and any content posted in the Community Areas and/or any e-mail sent by you to GeoPrac.net (in whole or in part) and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed.
    8. You may not (i) select or use a member name or e-mail address of another person with the intention of impersonating that person; (ii) use a member name or e-mail address of anyone else without authorization; (iii) use a member name in violation of the intellectual property rights of any person; or (iv) use a member name that GeoPrac.net considers to be offensive.
    9. You shall provide GeoPrac.net with accurate, complete and updated information provided by you at the time of registration.
    10. The GeoPrac.net Sites contain links to other web sites, resources and advertisers. GeoPrac.net is not responsible for the availability of these external sites nor does it endorse or is it responsible for the contents, advertising, products or other materials made available on or through such external sites. Under no circumstances shall GeoPrac.net be held responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any loss or damage caused or alleged to have been caused to a user in connection with the use of or reliance on any content, goods or services available on such external site. You should direct any concerns to such external site's administrator or webmaster.
    11. You shall be responsible for obtaining and maintaining all telephone, computer hardware and other equipment needed for access to and use of the GeoPrac.net Sites and Community Areas and all charges related thereto.
    12. The foregoing provisions of this Section 3 are for the benefit of GeoPrac.net, its affiliates, third party content providers and licensors, and each shall have the right to assert and enforce such provisions directly on its own behalf.
    13. GeoPrac.net has carefully designed the GeoPrac.net Sites with the purpose of delivering certain content to users in a particular format and with a particular appearance. No third party shall have the right to utilize the content of the GeoPrac.net Sites in any way that interferes with that purpose. In particular, GeoPrac.net prohibits any party from displaying the content on the GeoPrac.net Sites in any format where third party advertising or other materials that GeoPrac.net did not authorize is viewed or viewable together with GeoPrac.net's proprietary content.
  4. Monitoring.
    GeoPrac.net shall have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor the content of the Community Areas to determine compliance with this Agreement and any other operating rules that may be established by GeoPrac.net from time to time. GeoPrac.net shall have the right in its sole discretion to edit, refuse to post or remove any material submitted to or posted on the Community Areas. Without limiting the foregoing, GeoPrac.net shall have the right, but not the obligation, to remove any material that GeoPrac.net, in its sole discretion, finds to be in violation of the provisions hereof, otherwise objectionable or stale. Notwithstanding this right of GeoPrac.net, users shall remain solely responsible for the content of their messages. You acknowledge and agree that neither GeoPrac.net nor any of its affiliates shall assume or have any liability for any action or inaction by GeoPrac.net with respect to any conduct within the Community Areas or any communication or posting on the Community Areas.
  5. Disclaimer of Warranty; Limitation of Liability
    1. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF THE COMMUNITY AREAS AND THE GEOPRAC.NET SITES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. NEITHER GEOPRAC.NET, ITS AFFILIATES NOR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, THIRD PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS OR LICENSORS WARRANT THAT THE GEOPRAC.NET SITES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE; NOR DO THEY MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM USE OF THE GEOPRAC.NET SITES OR AS TO THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY OR CONTENT OF ANY INFORMATION, SERVICE OR PRODUCTS PROVIDED THROUGH THE SITES OR THE COMMUNITY AREAS.
    2. THE GEOPRAC.NET SITES AND THE COMMUNITY AREAS ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS", "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OTHER THAN THOSE WARRANTIES WHICH ARE IMPLIED BY AND INCAPABLE OF EXCLUSION, RESTRICTION OR MODIFICATION UNDER THE LAWS APPLICABLE TO THIS AGREEMENT.
    3. THE DISCLAIMERS OF LIABILITY CONTAINED IN THIS SECTION 5 APPLY TO ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY CAUSED BY ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS, COMMUNICATION LINE FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, ALTERATION OF, OR USE OF RECORD, WHETHER FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORTIOUS BEHAVIOR, NEGLIGENCE, OR UNDER ANY OTHER CAUSE OF ACTION. YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT GEOPRAC.NET IS NOT LIABLE FOR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF OTHER USERS OR THIRD PARTIES AND THAT THE RISK OF INJURY FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU.
    4. IN NO EVENT WILL GEOPRAC.NET OR ANY PERSON OR ENTITY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING OR DISTRIBUTING THE GEOPRAC.NET SITES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE GEOPRAC.NET SITES OR OUT OF THE BREACH OF ANY WARRANTY. YOU HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION 5 SHALL APPLY TO ALL CONTENT ON THE GEOPRAC.NET SITES AND/OR THE COMMUNITY AREAS. GEOPRAC.NET'S LIABILITY TO USERS, IF ANY, SHALL IN NO EVENT EXCEED THE TOTAL AMOUNT PAID TO GEOPRAC.NET
    5. GEOPRAC.NET NEITHER ENDORSES NOR IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY OPINION, ADVICE OR STATEMENT ON THE GEOPRAC.NET SITES, NOR FOR ANY OFFENSIVE, DEFAMATORY OR OBSCENE POSTING MADE ON THE COMMUNITY AREAS BY ANYONE OTHER THAN AUTHORIZED GEOPRAC.NET EMPLOYEE SPOKESPERSONS WHILE ACTING IN THEIR OFFICIAL CAPACITIES. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL GEOPRAC.NET BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY YOUR RELIANCE ON INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH EITHER THE CONTENT ON THE GEOPRAC.NET SITES AND/OR ANY POSTINGS ON THE COMMUNITY AREAS. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO EVALUATE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR USEFULNESS OF ANY INFORMATION, OPINION, ADVICE OR OTHER CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE GEOPRAC.NET SITES AND/OR THE COMMUNITY AREAS. PLEASE SEEK THE ADVICE OF PROFESSIONALS, AS APPROPRIATE, REGARDING THE EVALUATION OF ANY SPECIFIC INFORMATION, OPINION, ADVICE OR OTHER CONTENT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ENGINEERING, BUSINESS, FINANCIAL, HEALTH, OR LIFESTYLE INFORMATION, OPINION, ADVICE OR OTHER CONTENT.
    6. GEOPRAC.NET DOES NOT ENDORSE, WARRANT OR GUARANTEE ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OFFERED THROUGH THE GEOPRAC.NET SITES AND WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY MONITOR ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN USERS AND THIRD PARTY PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. AS WITH THE PURCHASE OF A PRODUCT OR SERVICE THROUGH ANY MEDIUM OR IN ANY ENVIRONMENT,YOU SHOULD USE YOUR BEST JUDGMENT AND EXERCISE CAUTION WHERE APPROPRIATE. GEOPRAC.NET MAKES PRODUCTS OR SERVICES AVAILABLE ON THE GEOPRAC.NET SITES WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OTHER THAN THOSE WARRANTIES WHICH ARE IMPLIED BY AND INCAPABLE OF EXCLUSION, RESTRICTION OR MODIFICATION UNDER THE LAWS APPLICABLE TO THIS AGREEMENT.
  6. Indemnification.
    You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless GeoPrac.net, its Owner, its affiliates and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against all claims and expenses, including attorneys' fees, arising out of the use by you of the GeoPrac.net Sites and/or the Community Areas.
  7. Termination.
    GeoPrac.net shall have the right to immediately terminate this Agreement with respect to any user which GeoPrac.net, in its sole discretion, considers to be unacceptable, or in the event of any breach by you of this Agreement. The provisions of Sections 5, 6, 7, 8 and 10 shall survive termination of this Agreement.
  8. Trademarks.
    All trademarks appearing on the GeoPrac.net Sites are the property of their respective owners, including, in some instances, GeoPrac.net or the Owner.
  9. Subscription Services; Products.

(a) Subscription Services. GeoPrac.net makes available to users certain online subscription services, and other paid services and products. The following terms and conditions shall apply in the event that you subscribe to any subscription service or services offered by GeoPrac.net on the GeoPrac.net Sites (the "Subscription"):

    1. Subscription Terms. The Subscription will continue until GeoPrac.net receives notification of termination from you as described in subsection C below. You authorize GeoPrac.net to charge to the credit card account designated during the registration process or to invoice you the current fees and charges for each term according to the subscription plan chosen by you. If you subscribed for a term of one (1) year or more, you will be notified by GeoPrac.net before the account designated by you is charged after the first term. Current fees may be obtained on the Site. You are responsible for any charges associated to connecting to the GeoPrac.net Sites, including but not limited to, any telephone line charges or any Internet access provider charges. You shall provide GeoPrac.net with accurate, complete and updated information as to your name and e-mail address and credit card account information (if applicable) provided by you at registration. Failure to do so shall constitute a breach of this Agreement.
    2. Changed Terms. GeoPrac.net shall have the right at any time to impose, change or modify its fees and billing methods, or other terms and conditions applicable to your use of the Subscription or to impose new terms and conditions. Such changes, modifications, additions or deletions shall be effective immediately upon notice thereof, which may be given by means including, but not limited to, posting on the GeoPrac.net Sites a revised version of this Agreement or notification by electronic or conventional mail. If any such change is unacceptable to you, you may terminate your Subscription as provided in subsection C below. Any use of the Subscription by you after such notice shall conclusively be deemed to constitute acceptance by you of such changes, modifications, additions or deletions. You agree to review the terms and conditions periodically to be aware of such revisions. You may also be subject to additional terms and conditions imposed by third party content providers in connection with third party content, software or services.
    3. Termination. Either you or GeoPrac.net may terminate this Agreement at any time. Your only right with respect to any dissatisfaction with (i) any terms and conditions of this Agreement, or policy or practice of GeoPrac.net in operating the GeoPrac.net Sites and/or the Community Areas, (ii) content available through the Subscription or change therein, or (iii) amount or type of fees or billing methods, or change therein, is to terminate this Agreement by sending notice to Randy Post, P.O. Box 1228, Cortaro, AZ 85652, or by e-mail sent from our contact form. Notice of termination will be effective upon receipt by GeoPrac.net Without limiting the foregoing, GeoPrac.net shall have the right to immediately terminate this Agreement with respect to any user which GeoPrac.net, in its sole discretion, considers to be unacceptable, or in the event of any breach by you of this Agreement. In the event that your account is terminated or canceled, no refund of any fees, including monthly membership fee, will be granted. The provisions of Sections 5, 6, 7, 8 and this Section 10 shall survive termination of this Agreement. Fees paid for any Subscription are paid in advance and are not refundable in whole or in part, provided, however, that in the event of termination by GeoPrac.net for any reason other than breach of this Agreement by you or termination by you in accordance with this subsection C of this Agreement in which you identify the termination as resulting from changed terms, GeoPrac.net shall make a pro rata refund to you.

(b) Products and Other Services. With respect to products and services offered for sale by GeoPrac.net and third parties or through the GeoPrac.net Sites: you shall be informed of all terms of the offer, including but not limited to pricing, methods of payment, shipping and handling, credit card information, sales tax, return and refund policies and applicable privacy policies on the screen where you make the purchase.

  1. Miscellaneous.
    This Agreement and any operating rules for the GeoPrac.net Sites and the Community Areas established by GeoPrac.net constitute the entire agreement of the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof, and supersede all previous written or oral agreements between the parties with respect to such subject matter. This Agreement shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Arizona, without regard to its conflict of laws rules. No waiver by either party of any breach or default hereunder shall be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default. The section headings used herein are for convenience only and shall not be given any legal import.

 


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