Terms and Conditions

Agreement between user and TheAnnouncementSite.com

Welcome to TheAnnouncementSite.com. The TheAnnouncementSite.com website (the “Site”) is comprised of various web pages operated by TheAnnouncementSite.com (“TheAnnouncementSite”). TheAnnouncementSite.com is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein (the “Terms”). Your use of TheAnnouncementSite.com constitutes your agreement to all such Terms. Please read these terms carefully, and keep a copy of them for your reference.

TheAnnouncementSite.com is a News and Information Site

The web site provides a place where individuals can publicly announce the big events of their lives including engagements and weddings. The editors of the Web site take information provided by the individuals and turn it into a formal news story announcing the event.

 You agree that any material you submit to the Site may be edited, removed, modified, published, transmitted, and displayed by TheAnnouncementSite.  Submissions may be made available for republishing through other formats.

You grant TheAnnouncementSite a perpetual, nonexclusive, world-wide, royalty free, sub-licensable license to the Submissions.  The grant includes the unlimited right to display, use, alter and disseminate any material you submit.  You agree that you transfer to TheAnnouncementSite rights to use content and materials that you submit, and that TheAnnouncementSite may  continue to publish, present and promote such content for as long as it desires.

You are solely responsible for the content of material you submit.  TheAnnouncementSite is not responsible for the content of these messages. However, the Site reserves the right to delete, move, or edit material that it finds unacceptable for any reason.

By making a submission, you agree that it can be displayed on the Site and for related online and offline promotional uses.

Electronic Communications

Visiting TheAnnouncementSite.com or sending emails or forms to TheAnnouncementSite constitutes electronic communications. You consent to receive electronic communications and you agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically, via email and on the Site, satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.

Your account

If you use this site, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. You may not assign or otherwise transfer your account to any other person or entity. You acknowledge that TheAnnouncementSite is not responsible for third party access to your account that results from theft or misappropriation of your account. TheAnnouncementSite and its associates reserve the right to refuse or cancel service, terminate accounts, or remove or edit content in our sole discretion.

TheAnnouncementSite does not knowingly collect, either online or offline, personal information from persons under the age of thirteen. If you are under 18, you may use TheAnnouncementSite.com only with permission of a parent or guardian.

Links to third party sites/Third party services

TheAnnouncementSite.com may contain links to other websites (“Linked Sites”). The Linked Sites are not under the control of TheAnnouncementSite and TheAnnouncementSite is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. TheAnnouncementSite is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by TheAnnouncementSite of the site or any association with its operators.

Certain services made available via TheAnnouncementSite.com are delivered by third party sites and organizations. By using any product, service or functionality originating from the TheAnnouncementSite.com domain, you hereby acknowledge and consent that TheAnnouncementSite may share such information and data with any third party with whom TheAnnouncementSite has a contractual relationship to provide the requested product, service or functionality on behalf of TheAnnouncementSite.com users and customers.

No unlawful or prohibited use

You are granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to access and use TheAnnouncementSite.com strictly in accordance with these terms of use. As a condition of your use of the Site, you warrant to TheAnnouncementSite that you will not use the Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms. You may not use the Site in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Site or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Site. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Site.

You shall not upload to, or distribute on the Site any libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, or otherwise illegal material.

You agree not to use language that abuses or discriminates on the basis of race, religion, nationality, gender, sexual preference, age, region, disability, etc.

You shall use the Site only in a noncommercial manner. You shall not, without the express, written approval of TheAnnouncementSite, solicit funds or distribute advertising for goods or services.

You agree that any material you submit to the Site may be edited, removed, modified, published, transmitted, and displayed by TheAnnouncementSite.  Submissions may be made available for republishing through other formats.

You grant TheAnnouncementSite a perpetual, nonexclusive, world-wide, royalty free, sub-licensable license to the Submissions.  The grant includes the unlimited right to display, use, alter and disseminate any material you submit.  You agree that you transfer to TheAnnouncementSite rights to use content and materials that you submit, and that TheAnnouncementSite may  continue to publish, present and promote such content for as long as it desires.

You are solely responsible for the content of material you submit.  TheAnnouncementSite is not responsible for the content of these messages. However, the Site reserves the right to delete, move, or edit material that it finds unacceptable for any reason.

By making a submission, you agree that it can be displayed on the Site and for related online and offline promotional uses.

Intellectual Property

All content included as part of the Service, such as text, graphics, logos, images, as well as the compilation thereof, and any software used on the Site, is the property of TheAnnouncementSite or its suppliers and protected by copyright and other laws that protect intellectual property and proprietary rights. You agree to observe and abide by all copyright and other proprietary notices  and agree that you will not make any changes to the content.

All materials published on the Site including content such as news articles, photographs, images, and video clips, are protected by copyright. They are owned by TheAnnouncementSite.com or the party credited for providing the Content.

You will not modify, publish, transmit, reverse engineer, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit any of the content, in whole or in part, found on the Site. TheAnnouncementSite content is not for resale. Your use of the Site does not entitle you to make any unauthorized use of any protected content, and in particular you will not delete or alter any proprietary rights or attribution notices in any content. You will use protected content solely for your personal use, and will make no other use of the content without the express written permission of TheAnnouncementSite and the copyright owner. You agree that you do not acquire any ownership rights in any protected content. We do not grant you any licenses, express or implied, to the intellectual property of TheAnnouncementSite or our licensors except as expressly authorized by these Terms.

TheAnnouncementSite respects the intellectual property rights of others and complies with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).  If you believe your copyright has been violated on the Sites, please provide the following information, pursuant to 17 U.S.C. §512(c)(3):

·       A physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or the person authorized to act on its behalf;

·       A description of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed;

·       A description of the infringing material and information reasonably sufficient to permit TheAnnouncementSite to locate the material;

·       Your contact information, including your address, telephone number, and email;

·       A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and

·       A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and, under the pains and penalties of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.

·       A statement that the information in the notification is submitted pursuant to the  provisions of the DMCA.

Third Party Accounts

You will be able to connect your TheAnnouncementSite account to third party accounts. By connecting your TheAnnouncementSite account to your third party account, you acknowledge and agree that you are consenting to the continuous release of information about you to others (in accordance with your privacy settings on those third party sites). If you do not want information about you to be shared in this manner, do not use this feature.

International Users

The Service is controlled, operated and administered by TheAnnouncementSite from our offices within the USA. If you access the Service from a location outside the USA, you are responsible for compliance with all local laws. You agree that you will not use the TheAnnouncementSite Content accessed through TheAnnouncementSite.com in any country or in any manner prohibited by any applicable laws, restrictions or regulations.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless TheAnnouncementSite, its officers, directors, employees, agents and third parties, for any losses, costs, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) relating to or arising out of your use of or inability to use the Site or services, any user postings made by you, your violation of any terms of this Agreement or your violation of any rights of a third party, or your violation of any applicable laws, rules or regulations. TheAnnouncementSite reserves the right, at its own cost, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will fully cooperate with TheAnnouncementSite in asserting any available defenses.

Liability disclaimer

THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. THEANNOUNCEMENTSITE.COM AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THE SITE AT ANY TIME.

THEANNOUNCEMENTSITE.COM AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS CONTAINED ON THE SITE FOR ANY PURPOSE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND. THEANNOUNCEMENTSITE.COM AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL THEANNOUNCEMENTSITE.COM AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE SITE, WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE OR RELATED SERVICES, THE PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SERVICES, OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE SITE, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF THEANNOUNCEMENTSITE.COM OR ANY OF ITS SUPPLIERS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME STATES/JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE SITE, OR WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS OF USE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SITE.

Termination/access restriction

TheAnnouncementSite reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the Site and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice. To the maximum extent permitted by law, this agreement is governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Massachusetts in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the Site. Use of the Site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these Terms, including, without limitation, this section.

You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and TheAnnouncementSite as a result of this agreement or use of the Site. TheAnnouncementSite’s performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of TheAnnouncementSite’s right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Site or information provided to or gathered by TheAnnouncementSite with respect to such use. If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect.

Unless otherwise specified herein, this agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the user and TheAnnouncementSite with respect to the Site and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between the user and TheAnnouncementSite with respect to the Site. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent an d subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. It is the express wish to the parties that this agreement and all related documents be written in English.

Changes to Terms

TheAnnouncementSite reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change the Terms under which TheAnnouncementSite.com is offered. The most current version of the Terms will supersede all previous versions. TheAnnouncementSite encourages you to periodically review the Terms to stay informed of our updates.

Contact Us

TheAnnouncementSite welcomes your questions or comments regarding the Terms:

TheAnnouncementSite.com

33 Fairfield St.

Boston, Massachusetts 02116

Email Address:

feedback@TheAnnouncementSite.com

Effective as of April 1, 2013

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