Effective December 13, 2002. Updated May 18, 2006.
This Website is provided to you by Dayton Newspapers, Inc., d/b/a Cox Ohio
Publishing ("we" or "us"). This visitor agreement is a
binding legal contract between you and us. Please read this visitor
agreement; by using this service, you accept its terms. The Internet is an
evolving medium; we may change the terms of this agreement from time to
time. By continuing to use the service after we post any such changes, you
accept this agreement, as modified.
We reserve the right to deny access to this website, or any service provided
via this website, to anyone who violates this visitor agreement or who, in
our judgment, interferes with the ability of others to enjoy this website,
or infringes the rights of others.
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bring to our attention any material you believe to be inaccurate. Please
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- You may reproduce up to five copies of a Springfield News-Sun staff article
for personal use only. This does not include display or promotional use.
- Elementary, middle and high school teachers may reproduce a Springfield
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For all other uses, see below for requesting permission.
The Copyright Clearance Center is authorized by the Springfield News-Sun to
handle requests to:
- Republish or use staff-written articles in journals, magazines, newspapers,
newsletters, dissertations, textbooks, tradebooks, CD-ROMs, and DVDs
- Make multiple photocopies for internal use within an organization or company
- Post articles on a company or organization intranet
- Make copies of articles for coursepacks to be sold to students or for use in
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and services are provided by us and which aren't. You may not use any
trademark or service mark appearing on this website without the prior
written consent of the owner of the mark. Springfield News-Sun is a
trademark of Dayton Newspapers, Inc.
AP Materials. Some of the material on our website is provided by the
Associated Press. 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material shall not be published, broadcast, rewritten for broadcast or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. Neither
these AP materials nor any portion of these materials may be stored in a
computer except for personal and non-commercial use. The AP will not be held
liable for any delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions in these materials
or in the transmission or delivery of all or any part of these materials or
for any damages arising from any of the foregoing.
We reserve the right to reject any ad copy. All orders are subject in all
respects to our current rules and regulations and current demands upon
advertising space. Our liability for an error will not exceed the cost of
the space occupied by the error, and in no event shall our liability for
your use of our classified advertising services exceed the amount you paid
for the use of the services. We reserve the right to edit, reclassify,
revise, or cancel any advertisement at any time. Rates and specifications
are subject to change. We do not knowingly accept advertising that
discriminates or intends to discriminate based on race, color, religion,
sex, national origin, handicap or familial status. Publisher accepts no
liability for error or omission. NO REFUNDS AFTER PUBLICATION DEADLINE.
We are a community, family-oriented publication. Advertisements must be
appropriate for all ages. Personal advertising participants must be 18 years
or older. The personal advertising section is restricted to individuals
seeking personal, monogamous relationships. All ads must be in good taste
and must not solicit for sex or sexual activities. We reserve the right to
edit or reject ads that do not meet these standards. Use of the personal
advertising section for any illegal purpose will be subject to prosecution.
We are not liable for the content of the personal advertisements or the
responses to such advertisements. We encourage users to take appropriate
safeguards when responding to personal ads and arranging meetings. Screen
all respondents carefully. Meetings with new companions should occur in
public places and participants should not divulge their addresses. Be smart,
Positions Vary. We encourage you to investigate fully and understand
all aspects of any job you are considering. Some positions may require an
investment or purchase on consignment on your part, or may involve your
recruiting others. Positions are often paid by draw, commission or bonus
instead of salary. We encourage you to investigate fully and understand all
aspects of any job you are considering.
From time to time, we may provide advertisements or online services relating
to career counseling firms. A career counseling firm does not guarantee
actual placement in a job as the result of its services. Understand any
agreement that you enter into with a career counseling firm before you pay
for the firm's services.
Equal Housing Opportunity. Any real estate advertising on this website
is subject to the Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise "any
preference limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex,
handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention to make any
such preference, limitation or discrimination." Familial status
includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal
custodians; pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18.
To complain of discrimination call the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban
Development at 800-699-9777.
It is illegal for companies doing business by phone to promise you a loan and
ask you to pay for it before they deliver. Before you do business with a
company, check it out with the Better Business Bureau. For free information
about avoiding advance fee loan scams, write the Federal Trade Commission,
Washington, D.C. 20580, or call the National Fraud Information Center,
1-800-876-7060. Don't pay for a promise, especially one relating to business
opportunities or franchises unless you understand the terms and conditions
under which the business opportunity or franchise is being offered to you.
Federal law allows you to correct your credit report for free. Credit repair
clinics that do business by telephone cannot request or receive payment
until six months after they perform their services. For more information
about credit card scams, write the Federal Trade Commission, Washington,
D.C. 20580. Newspaper Ads. To place a classified ad in the newspaper, please
contact us at the following address:
Cox Ohio Publishing
1611 S. Main St.
Dayton, Ohio 45409
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cannot guarantee, however, that our users will always find everything to
their liking; nor could we provide a free service if we were exposed to
substantial liability. Please read these Disclaimers carefully before using
Use at Your Own Risk. We provide the material available through this
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the services available through this website for your personal and
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is both timely and accurate, and that the services offered are reliable. Yet
despite our efforts, errors may occur from time to time. In addition, some
reports, such as stock quotes and related financial news, may be delayed at
least 20 minutes due to requirements of the stock exchanges and/or financial
information services. Before you act on any information you've found on our
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YOU RELY ON ANY INFORMATION OR SERVICE AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS WEBSITE, YOU
DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR
ANY DAMAGE OR LOSS YOU MAY INCUR THAT RESULTS FROM YOUR USE OF ANY SERVICE
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posting made in our chat rooms, forums, and other areas available for public
postings. You may well read any given posting before anyone on our staff
does. Take what you find with a grain of salt. You can expect these areas to
include information and opinions from a variety of individuals and organizations
other than us. We do not endorse or guarantee the accuracy of any posting,
regardless of whether the posting comes from a user, from a celebrity or "expert"
guest, or from a member of our staff. There is no substitute for healthy
skepticism and your own good judgment.
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performance of, goods and services provided by our advertisers or others to
whose sites we link. A link to another website does not constitute our
endorsement of that site (nor of any product, service or other material
offered on that site).
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AVAILABLE THROUGH IT, ARE PROVIDED TO YOU "AS IS," "WITH ALL
FAULTS," AND "AS AVAILABLE." WE, OUR AFFILIATES, AGENTS AND
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NONINFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OF THE
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GUARANTEE THAT THE MATERIALS, INFORMATION OR SERVICES WILL BE ERROR-FREE, OR
CONTINUOUSLY AVAILABLE, OR FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
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AFFILIATES, AGENTS OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY
DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF USE OF THIS WEBSITE OR ANY SERVICE AVAILABLE THROUGH
THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL,
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THE AMOUNT YOU PAID FOR THE USE OF THE SERVICE.
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Visitor Agreement or any applicable law may initiate the need to investigate
and otherwise incur costs and fees in order to prevent further repeated
violations, and you agree to be liable for those investigation costs and
other liabilities and fees your repeated misuse has caused.
USE OF COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES
We will not, in the ordinary course of business, review private electronic
messages that are not addressed to us. However, we maintain the right to do
so and to use any other forms of information available to us by virtue of
your use of our website (including, for example, reverse IP address inquiry)
in order to comply with the law, to enforce our Visitor Agreement, or to
protect the rights, property or safety of visitors to our website, our
customers, the public or Cox Ohio Publishing and its employees, agents,
partners and affiliates. Repeated deliberate violations of our Visitor
Agreement or any applicable law may initiate the need to investigate and
otherwise incur costs and fees in order to prevent further repeated
violations, and you agree to be liable for those investigation costs and
other liabilities and fees your misuse has caused.
We reserve the right to deny access to any Communications Service to anyone
who violates this visitor agreement or who, in our judgment, interferes with
the ability of others to enjoy our website or infringes the rights of
others. We also reserve the right (but assume no obligation) to delete,
move, or edit any postings that come to our attention that we consider
unacceptable or inappropriate, whether for legal or other reasons. We will
comply with the requirements of the law regarding disclosure of any messages
to others, including law enforcement agencies.
Specific Prohibited Uses. Without limiting the foregoing, we may
immediately terminate your use of any Communications Service if you engage
in any of the following prohibited activities:
- Impersonating any person or entity, or falsely stating or otherwise
misrepresenting your affiliation with a person or entity;
- Forging headers or otherwise manipulating identifiers in a manner that
disguises the origin of any content you transmit through any
- Uploading or posting any off-topic or irrelevant material to any chat room or
- Interfering with or disrupting any servers or networks used to provide the
Communications Services, or disobeying any requirements, procedures,
policies or regulations of the networks we uses to provide the
- Violating any applicable local, state, national or international law,
including, but not limited to (i) all applicable laws regarding the
transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the
country in which you reside, (ii) regulations promulgated by the U.S.
Securities and Exchange Commission, and (iii) any rules of any national
or other securities exchange, including, without limitation, the New
York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange or the NASDAQ;
- "Stalking" or otherwise harassing another;
- Collecting or storing personal data about our users;
- Gaining unauthorized access to our website, or any account, computer system,
or network connected to this website, by means such as hacking, password
mining or other illicit means; or
- Obtaining or attempting to obtain any materials or information through any
means not intentionally made available through this website.
Jurisdiction. This visitor agreement has been made in and shall be
construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Ohio. By using this
service, you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal
courts in Dayton, Ohio in all disputes arising out of or relating to this
agreement or this website.