DMNews.com USER AGREEMENT
These are the Terms of Service for 'DMNews.com' and for the services available through or at DMN (the "Services," or a "Service"). This "Agreement" is a legal agreement between you (an individual) and DMN, and its suppliers and licensors concerning the operation of DMN and your use of any Service.
The Services include access to free and paid content and interactive services available through DMN.
DMNews.com is owned and operated by AC Business Media, a Delaware corporation. Unless otherwise indicated in this Agreement, all communications with DMNews.com should be directed to DMNews.com by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to DMNews.com, 201 N. Main Street, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538.
DMNews.com does not require registration to access or view any free content and services within the site.
Basic (non-paid) registration is required to participate in various online services, including, but not limited to, Forums, Chat, some content submission, and other services as indicated throughout the service.
You agree to provide complete and accurate information in your registration process, and you agree not to provide any registration information that is false, misleading or incorrect. You also agree to notify us if any of your registration information changes.
If at any time we have any reason to believe that any of your registration information is inaccurate, untrue, incomplete or otherwise incorrect, we reserve the right to terminate this Agreement.
Additionally, we may refuse to grant you a specific username that may be misconstrued as another individual, is illegal, protected by trademark or other proprietary rights law, is offensive or vulgar, may cause harm or confusion to others, or any other instance as determined by our sole discretion.
Access to Services
ONLY ONE INDIVIDUAL CAN ACCESS THE SERVICE WITH A SPECIFIC USERID.
NO INDIVIDUAL MAY HAVE MORE THAN ONE USERID WITHIN THE SERVICE.
A USERID MAY ONLY ACCESS DMNews.com FROM ONE COMPUTER AT ANY GIVEN TIME.
Content License and Requirements
The content made available through DMNews.com is our property and copyright, and/or the property of the authors, content partners and licensors, and is protected by copyright and intellectual property laws. You may display or print the content available through DMNews.com for your personal, non-commercial use only. Content may not be reused, rebroadcast, or redistributed on the web, print or elsewhere without the prior written permission of DMNews.com and/or the content provider. Some materials may be available for non-commercial training purposes. For more information, e-mail email@example.com . You agree to use the content and services within DMNews.com in a manner that complies with all applicable laws in the jurisdictions in which you use them, including application restrictions on copyright and intellectual property rights. As outlined above, you may not permit other individuals to access content and services within DMNews.com with your user account.
Limitation of Liability
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE, SHALL WE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE DMNews.com SITE OR MATERIALS OR FUNCTIONS ON ANY SUCH SITE, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN NO EVENT SHALL OUR TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT [INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE], OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED THE AMOUNT ACTUALLY PAID BY YOU, IF ANY, FOR ACCESSING DMNews.com AND ITS SERVICES.
Right to Terminate or Modify Agreement, Services
DMNews.com may modify or terminate the terms of the Agreement of Services, including but not limited to price, content, types of Services, upon notice to the registrant. In the event of this change, you may terminate this Agreement and any Services by written notice to DMNews.com.
Such notice of a change or termination of this Agreement or Services may be provided by e-mail or by posting the changes in an appropriate location on the Web site.
This Agreement will automatically terminate if you fail to comply with any term within or in the Terms of Service of a sub-feature including, but not limited to, chat and forums.
Privacy - General Overview
DMNews.com uses this information to:
Verify access rights to premium content, services or software.
To provide you with information about products, services, news and events.
To allow you to purchase and access services and offers.
To provide you with advertising, promotions and special offers we feel you may be interested in based on content preferences and other information you provide to us.
To provide you with personalized content programming and services.
For license reporting, billing and assessment of service levels.
To better understand how and which of our Services are used, traffic levels and patterns and what types of content and services are most popular with users of our products and services.
Chats, Forums and Other Online Communication
DMNews.com hosts a variety of online instant and archived communication, including, but not limited to, chat, hosted discussions, message boards (forums) and e-mail. Each of these Services may include its own Terms of Service with specific rules, regulations and guidelines for use of said service. Participation in any of these Services binds the user to this Agreement and the Terms of Service of said Service.
Such services are intended to serve as discussion and information centers and resources for DMNews.com registrants. Information provided within may be provided by said registrants, contributors, staff or others connected or not connected with DMNews.com, and its parent company, AC Business Media, some of whom may use anonymous screen names or aliases. Messages or statements posted by individuals within these services may be deceptive, incorrect, not factual, misleading or otherwise false, intentionally or unintentionally. We do not endorse nor are we responsible for any opinions, advice, content, omissions, hyperlinks, images, articles, information or statements made or displayed within these Services by third parties. Under no circumstances are we, our partners, contributors or suppliers, or their agents, liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance or beliefs of information contained within these discussion-type Services. The opinions and information expressed within these Services is solely that of the poster, and does not reflect that of DMNews.com, its parent company AC Business Media or any of its affiliates or partners. While we attempt to respond to specific issues and complaints that are brought to our attention, we have no obligation to monitor the content of these areas.
You acknowledge and agree we have the right to monitor any transmission made through a DMNews.com Service, including, but not limited to, chat, forums, and DMNews.com hosted or affiliated e-mail, to alter and remove any materials without limitation, to remove any user and terminate this Agreement for any real or perceived violation of this Agreement or that of a specific service, or for no reason whatsoever.
We will disclose such materials and circumstances surrounding its transmission to any third party, including law enforcement and legal officials, in order to operate our Web site properly, to protect ourselves, our sponsors, and our registrants and visitors.
Notice Specific to Materials and Links Available on This Website
Use of any copyrighted materials, including but not limited to text, photos, graphics and sounds, is expressly prohibited by law, and may result in severe civil and criminal penalties. Violators will be prosecuted to the maximum extent possible.
Elements of DMNews.com and AC Business Media websites are protected by trade dress and other laws and may not be copied or imitated in whole or in part. No logo, graphic, sound or image from any AC Business Media website may be copied or retransmitted unless expressly permitted by DMNews.com and AC Business Media. DMNews.com and AC Business Media reserve the right to revoke such permission without notice.
DMNews.com AND AC BUSINESS MEDIA AND/OR THEIR RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE DOCUMENTS AND RELATED GRAPHICS PUBLISHED ON THIS SERVER FOR ANY PURPOSE. ALL SUCH DOCUMENTS AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND AND AC BUSINESS MEDIA AND/OR ITS RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL DMNews.com AND AC BUSINESS MEDIA AND/OR THEIR RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF INFORMATION AVAILABLE FROM THIS SERVER.
THE DOCUMENTS AND RELATED GRAPHICS PUBLISHED ON THIS SERVER COULD INCLUDE TECHNICAL INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. AC PUBLISHING AND/OR ITS RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THE PRODUCT(S) AND/OR THE PROGRAM(S) DESCRIBED HEREIN AT ANY TIME.
NOTICES REGARDING SOFTWARE, DOCUMENTS AND SERVICES AVAILABLE ON THIS WEBSITE. IN NO EVENT SHALL DMNews.com OR AC BUSINESS MEDIA AND/OR THEIR RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF SOFTWARE, DOCUMENTS, PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SERVICES, OR INFORMATION AVAILABLE FROM THIS SERVER.
LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES WILL LET YOU LEAVE DMNews.com AND AC BUSINESS MEDIA SITES. THE LINKED SITES ARE NOT UNDER THE CONTROL OF DMNews.com OR AC BUSINESS MEDIA AND NEITHER DMNews.com OR AC BUSINESS MEDIA IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTENTS OF ANY LINKED SITE OR ANY LINK CONTAINED IN A LINKED SITE, OR ANY CHANGES OR UPDATES TO SUCH SITES. DMNews.com AND AC BUSINESS MEDIA IS PROVIDING THESE LINKS TO YOU ONLY AS A CONVENIENCE, AND THE INCLUSION OF ANY LINK DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT BY DMNews.com OR AC BUSINESS MEDIA OF THE SITE.
CHOICE OF LAW; CHOICE OF FORUM; WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL. This Agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Maryland and of the United States. Any dispute or lawsuit against DMNews.com or AC Business Media which concerns this Agreement or which arises in any manner out of the use or operation of the DMNews.com website shall be brought solely in a state or Federal court in and for Prince George's County, Maryland, unless DMNews.com or AC Business Media consents in writing to a different court or forum. EACH PARTY WAIVES ITS RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY SUCH DISPUTE OR LAWSUIT.
COPYRIGHT NOTICE. Copyright (c) 2017, DMNews.com, a division of AC Business Media, Inc, 201 N. Main Street, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538 U.S.A. All rights reserved.
TRADEMARKS. DMNews.com and other section titles are trademarks of AC Business Media Inc. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.
AC Business Media recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of information provided to us by those who use our products and services. This policy describes how personally identifiable and anonymous information about our publication subscribers, online media product users and event registrants may be collected and shared.
How does AC Business Media collect your information?
When is personally identifiable information collected? How is your information used?
AC Business Media collects personally identifiable information that you choose to provide us when you subscribe to our magazines, sign up for e-newsletters, enter a contest, participate in surveys, login into our Web Sites using a third party login system (including, but not limited to, Facebook Connect, Twitter, etc.), register for a Web Site, webcast, or trade show, or otherwise communicate with us. When you provide this information to us, you are no longer anonymous. AC Business Media does not take any steps to protect the privacy of information you volunteer about yourself in forums or other publicly accessible sections of our Web Sites.
We may use your contact information to send notices for subscription renewal or provide you with information about products or services you have ordered with us. We may also use your contact information to send you e-newsletters or other promotional e-mails that contain targeted, relevant content that may be useful to your business. All promotional e-mails you receive from us will include an option to opt out of similar e-mail communications in the future.
With whom does AC Business Media share your information?
AC Business Media may share information with our affiliates and business partners whom we believe share our commitment to privacy and information security. We may share identifiable information or anonymized aggregate information with advertisers and other third parties. In some cases you may receive relevant, carefully-screened offers from reputable third party business organizations with which we have shared your information. Many of our customers appreciate receiving these offers because they are relevant and useful to their business or occupation. Each such communication will provide you with an opportunity to opt out of similar future communications.
From time to time, you may receive information from or on behalf of advertisers who wish to contact you as a result of your viewing habits, such as where you have clicked on a link in a AC Business Media e-newsletter, interacted with particular content, or indicated an interest in certain products, services or events. Each such form of contact will provide you with an opportunity to opt out of sharing your information with our advertisers. We may also use your information to send you e-mail and other communications on behalf of third parties. Each such communication will provide you with an opportunity to opt out of similar future communications.
In compliance with privacy laws, we provide our opt-out lists to third parties so that any communications sent on AC Business Media's behalf are not sent to those who have opted out of receiving such communications.
How does AC Business Media protect your information?
We use reasonable precautions, including appropriate technical, administrative, and physical procedures, to try to protect collected personal information from loss, misuse, or alteration.
Many of our Web Sites contain links to Web Sites owned and operated by unaffiliated third parties. These links are provided as a service to you, and do not constitute AC Business Media's endorsement or support of those third parties or their Web Sites. Each third party Web Site has its own information collection and use practices, and we advise you to review their policies.
AC Business Media is not responsible or liable for third party privacy practices or the content of third party sites. We are not responsible or liable for any breach of security or for the actions of these parties.
Due to the design of the Internet and other factors outside our control, we cannot guarantee that communications between you and our servers will be free from unauthorized access by third parties. Any information you provide may be stored and maintained in a AC Business Media database, either housed at AC Business Media or with a third party vendor. In the case of a sale, change of ownership or merger involving AC Business Media or any parent, subsidiary or affiliated company, your information may be transferred to a third party.
What are your options for how AC Business Media uses or shares your information?
If you wish to opt out of receiving postal, email, fax or phone calls from AC Business Media please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org . You may also call 800-538-5544 and ask for the Privacy Manager, or mail your request to the attention of the Privacy Manager at 201 N. Main Street, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538. Specifically who this privacy manager is and how contacting them will work is subject to change. We will attempt to process any such requests within 10 business days or as soon as reasonably possible thereafter.