User Agreement

Welcome to The Chatham News & The Chatham Record, a news, information and communication service available on the Internet’s World Wide Web.

By viewing the content of The Chatham News site and downloading its pages, you agree to abide by the policies contained in this Agreement.

From time to time, we may make changes to this Agreement. If we do, we will notify you by posting the changes here. Continuing to use the Service after we have posted notice of these changes means that you agree to the changes.

Copyrights, trademarks, etc.

Our staff works very hard to bring you informative and useful news, photos and information. While you visit our site, please remember that all of the content published by The Chatham News, including articles, photos, images, graphics, audio and video clips and other content, is owned by The Chatham News Publishing Company.

Additionally, the entire content of The Chatham News is also copyrighted under the United States copyright laws.

The site also contains some user-contributed content, including, but not limited to letters to the editor, recipes & reviews and online calendars. The statements, opinions and views expressed in user-contributed areas are the property of the individual/individuals contributing the information. The Chatham News makes no claims to the veracity or usefulness of material submitted and published by individual users.

By using the Service, you agree that:

You will not in any way violate the intellectual property laws protecting the content accessible through The Chatham News. This means you agree not to copy, modify, publish, distribute, transmit, create derivative works from, transfer, sell or display the content of this site. This includes logos, trademarks or service marks, or otherwise violate the proprietary rights of The Chatham News or others as well as any photos, text or other content of the site.

You will not reuse, republish or otherwise distribute the content or any modified or altered versions of it, whether over the Internet or otherwise, and whether or not for payment, without the express written permission of The Chatham News.

You will cooperate promptly and completely with any reasonable request by The Chatham News related to an investigation of infringement of copyright or other proprietary right. If any violation is found, the violator will be required to promptly remove content from distribution, whether over the Internet or otherwise, which violates this User Agreement.

To obtain permission to reuse or republish any of The Chatham News content, please write to Alan Resch, Publisher, The Chatham News at 303 West Raleigh Street, Siler City, NC 27344.

Other information providers accessible through The Chatham News own their content and The Chatham News cannot grant permission to reuse or republish material from those information providers. Please contact them directly.

Your privacy

The Chatham News takes your personal privacy seriously. We do collect some information about you when you register for certain services or participate in a user survey in order to provide you with the best possible experience on our site. We will not disclose any personal information about you without your advance permission, unless we have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to comply with the law, to enforce this agreement, or to protect the interests of The Chatham News or others.

Occasionally, we may disclose user information to our prospective partners, advertisers and others, but only in a form that does not identify individual users.

Other services and information providers accessible through The Chatham News have their own policies about using personal information and you should contact them directly for their policies.

Disclaimer

While The Chatham News works to provide you with the most accurate information, it does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information or database accessible through the Service. Nor does The Chatham News guarantee or warrant that any files available for downloading will be free of defects or that the Service will be timely or uninterrupted. While we take reasonable steps to ensure that no malicious viruses or worms or other destructive properties are present, the entire risk as to the quality, security, availability and performance of the Service and the accuracy and completeness of any information is with the viewer or user of the Service.

The Chatham News does not endorse and is not responsible for statements, advice or opinions made by anyone other than authorized The Chatham News spokespersons. Any investment decisions or other actions that users take based on information available through The Chatham News should first be reviewed by a competent financial adviser or other professional.

The service is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. The Chatham News makes no warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including without limitation, warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement, or warranties regarding the accuracy, availability, reliability or completeness of the content or any other service or product on or related to the Service (including any link to another Internet site or resource).

In no event will The Chatham News be liable for (i) any incidental, consequential, or indirect damages (including, but not limited to, damages for loss of business profits, business interruption, loss of programs or information, and the like) arising out of the use of or inability to use The Chatham News, or any information or services provided on the Service, even if The Chatham News has been advised of the possibility of such damages, or (ii) any claim attributable to errors, omissions, or other inaccuracies related to the content accessible through The Chatham News. Any liability of The Chatham News, based on a claim brought by you in connection with your use of the site, shall be limited to the amount paid by you, if any, for use of the site or any of its products during the one-year period immediately preceding the alleged damage. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or liabilities, so some of the above may not apply to you.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless The Chatham News from and against any and all liability, loss, claims, damages, costs and/or actions (including attorneys’ fees) based upon or arising out of any breach by you of your obligations under this Agreement. We reserve the right to defend any such claim, and you agree to provide us with such reasonable cooperation and information as we may request.

Cost

There is no cost for using the basic services of The Chatham News. From time to time, there may be premium content or services available via subscription or surcharges, and those areas will be clearly marked. Because this is an advertising-supported service, we encourage you to patronize the advertisers that help to make this service possible, but we are not responsible in any way for their goods, services or conduct.

Jurisdiction

This Agreement between The Chatham News and its users will be governed and interpreted under the laws of the state of North Carolina, without regard to its conflict of laws provisions. Any action brought in connection with this Agreement shall be filed within one year of the date of the alleged injury, regardless of any statute of limitations, and filed in the General Court of Justice, Superior Court Division, State of North Carolina, County of Chatham.