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Terms and Conditions

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE.

www.mountain-news.com and www.crestlinecourier-news.com are Web Sites of the Mountain News and Crestline Courier-News. Mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com offers the mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com Web Sites (mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com"), to you, the user, conditioned upon your acceptance of all of the terms, conditions, policies and notices stated on the Web Sites. By using the Web Sites, you signify your assent to these Terms and Conditions and any subsequent modifications. Mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com may revise these Terms and Conditions from time to time by updating this posting, with the new terms taking effect on the date of posting. You should review these Terms and Conditions every time you use this Web Sites as they are binding upon you.

Cost

At this time, there is no cost for using the services of mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com. From time to time there may be premium content available via subscription or surcharge, 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.

Registration

Access to the majority of content and features on mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com does not require users to register and become Members of mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com. Some features, such as commenting on stories and submitting content to mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com does require registration. Member registration requires you to provide certain Personally Identifiable Information, such as your name, e-mail address, street address, gender, and date of birth. Please see our Privacy Policy for information on mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com's information gathering and how we intend to use and share any information we collect. If you become a Member of mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com, you accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and for restricting access to your computer so others may not access mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com using your username or account in whole or in part. mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com reserves the right to terminate Membership and deny access to the site to any person who violates this Terms of Use.

Personal and Noncommercial Use

Mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com is a site for your personal and noncommercial use. As a condition to your continued use of the Web Sites, you warrant to mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com that you will not use the Web Sites for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms and Conditions.
We believe it is absolutely possible for people from a variety of points of view to discuss issues in a civil manner; and we reserve the right, but assume no obligation, to remove comments and ban accounts of users that foster incivility. We encourage contributions that contain local information, local people or of local relevance. Contributions not considered of local relevance may be removed at any time for any reason.
Contributing Content to mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com
All users are encouraged to contribute information and pictures to mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com. All contributions will be accepted for publication on the Web Sites provided they adhere to these rules:
1. You agree not to knowingly submit any false, defamatory, abusive, obscene, threatening, racially offensive, sexually explicit or illegal material to the Web Sites.
2. In posting comments on the contributions of others, you agree not to harass other participants.
3. You may not submit information that is libelous or defamatory or that discloses private or personal matters concerning any person.
4. You may not post information or links that are obscene or pornographic.
5. You may not post Web links to any Web Sites outside the mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com network.
6. You may not contribute information, pictures or video that violate the property rights of others, including unauthorized copyrighted text, images or programs, trade secrets or other confidential proprietary information, and trademarks or service marks used in an infringing fashion.
7. You agree not to solicit others. You agree not to contribute for the purposes of advertising or to solicit anyone to buy or sell products or services, or to make donations of any kind, advertise yourself or others for political gain, or to promote other mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com, without our express written approval.
8. You assert that the information, pictures and video you contribute are your own, are licensed to be uploaded and downloaded by other participants, are in the public domain, or are otherwise free of copyright or other restrictions. You also grant mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com and Mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com an irrevocable, nonexclusive, royalty-free license to redistribute or republish the information in any medium or form in any of our products.

User Content License

For all User Content provided to or placed on Mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com, you grant Mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com, its parents, affiliates and related entities, including without limitation mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com and its affiliated newspapers, a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, copy, modify, display, archive, store, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works from the User Content, in any form, media, software or technology of any kind now existing or developed in the future. Without limiting the generality of the previous sentence, you authorize mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com to share the User Content across all mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com affiliated mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com, newspapers, broadcasts, and other media platforms, to include the User Content in a searchable format accessible by users of mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com and other mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com, to place advertisements in close proximity to such User Content, and to use your name and any other information in connection with its use of the material you provide. You waive all moral rights with respect to any User Content you post or otherwise make available on mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com. You also grant mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com the right to use any material, information, ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in any communication you send to us for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to developing, manufacturing and marketing products using such information and/or User Content. All rights in this paragraph are granted without the need for compensation of any sort to you.
By posting content or otherwise providing information on mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com, you do so with the understanding no additional consideration of any sort will be provided to you, and you are waiving any claim against mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com and its parent, affiliates and related entities regarding the use of User Content, materials and/or ideas.

User Content Removal

You acknowledge that www.mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com and/or its designees shall have the right (but not the obligation), in their sole discretion, to move, remove, or block any User Content for any reason, including without limitation that such User Content violates the Terms of Service or is otherwise objectionable.

Users

1. You agree not to have multiple personalities on our sites. Each user may have only one username. If you would like to change your username, please e-mail us. Use or possession of multiple usernames may result in our banning your user account or accounts.
2. You agree not to create usernames which are objectionable, even those which utilize typographical obfuscations.
3. You agree to not impersonate anyone on this Web Sites.
4. You agree not to knowingly give out any private information about other users. Users who engage in the behavior of continually trying to guess other user's private information may be banned and their account and contributions removed.
Mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com may ban any user for any reason, at any time. We retain the right to revoke access privileges of anyone who we believe has violated any of the terms outlined here or if such user is deemed a problem to either the site or its other users. We also reserve the right to ban any user and his or her comments from showing up on this Web Sites, without notice.

Copyrights

Mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com retains full copyright ownership, rights and protection in all material contained on mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com, including but not limited to material submitted by community contributors. Except as otherwise expressly provided in these Terms and Conditions, you may not copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, rewrite, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any material contained on the Web Sites without the prior consent of the copyright owner. You agree not to modify any documents, graphics, images or other material found on this Web Sites.

You may, however make single copies of materials displayed on the mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com Web Sites for your own personal and noncommercial use only, provided any copies include the copyright and other notices displayed with the materials on the Web Sites. You may not distribute such copies to others, whether or not for a charge or other consideration, without prior written permission from mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com or the copyright owner of the copied material.

None of the material contained on the mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com site may be reverse-engineered, disassembled, decompiled, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, translated into any language or computer language, retransmitted in any form or by any means (electronic, mechanical, photo reproduction, recordation or otherwise), resold or redistributed without the prior written consent of mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com. All content of mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com is Copyright 2010 mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com.
All rights reserved.

Privacy Rights

Mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com takes your personal privacy seriously. That is why we have adopted our Privacy Policy, which explains our position on information gathering and how we intend to use and share any information we collect. Your use of the mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com website or our services signifies acknowledgment of and consent to the information practices in our Privacy Policy. Other services, advertisers and information providers that are accessible on mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com are provided by third parties, and have their own policies about using personal information. You should contact these third parties directly for their policies.

You agree that mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com may access and disclose information about you or your use of our service when we deem it necessary or appropriate to comply with the law, to respond to claims, to protect our systems and customers, to ensure the integrity and operation of our business and systems, or to protect the rights or property of mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com or its affiliates. Such disclosure may include, without limitation, Personally Identifiable Information (name, e-mail address, etc.), your IP address, clickstream and traffic information and usage history. Our right to disclose any such information shall govern over any terms of our Privacy Policy.

International Users

You acknowledge and agree that due to the international dimension of our company we may use the data collected in the course of our relationship for the purposes identified in the Privacy Policy, for the purposes identified in our other communications with you, or to provide the information to other businesses and selected third parties which may be outside your resident jurisdiction. mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com stores and processes your information on computers located in the United States that are protected by physical as well as technological security devices. In addition, such data may be stored on servers located in other jurisdictions. By providing us with your data, you consent to the transfer of such data. If you object to your information being transferred or used in this way please do not use our site or services.

Disclaimer of Warranties

Neither mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com nor its employees, agents, third party information providers, merchants, licensors or the like warrant that the Web Sites or its operation will be accurate, reliable, uninterrupted or error-free. If your use of mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com results in the need for servicing or replacing property, material, equipment or data, mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com is not responsible for those costs. No agent or representative has the authority to create any warranty regarding the Web Sites on behalf of mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com. Mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com reserves the right to change or discontinue at any time any aspect or feature of the Web Sites.

Mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com does not assume any liability for the contents of any material provided on the Web Sites. Reliance on any information presented on the Web Sites, other than that which you provided, is at your own risk. Mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com reserves the right to change or discontinue any aspect or feature of the Web Sites at any time.

You acknowledge that, in connection with the Web Sites, information will be transmitted over local exchange, interexchange and Internet backbone carrier lines and through routers, switches and other devices owned, maintained and serviced by third party local exchange and long distance carriers, utilities, Internet service providers and others, all of which are beyond the control and jurisdiction of mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com. Accordingly, mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com assumes no liability for or relating to the delay, failure, interruption or corruption of any data or other information transmitted in connection with use of the Web Sites.

WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, EVERYTHING ON MOUNTAIN-NEWS.COM AND CRESTLINECOURIER-NEWS.COM IS PROVIDED TO YOU "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. MOUNTAIN-NEWS.COM AND CRESTLINECOURIER-NEWS.COM MAKES NO WARRANTIES ABOUT THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS OR TIMELINESS OF THE WEB SITES CONTENT, SOFTWARE TEXT, GRAPHICS, AND LINKS, OR ABOUT RESULTS TO BE OBTAINED FROM USING THE WEB SITES OR MOUNTAIN-NEWS.COM AND CRESTLINECOURIER-NEWS.COM SERVICES.

Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT SHALL MOUNTAIN-NEWS.COM AND CRESTLINECOURIER-NEWS.COM OR ANY THIRD PARTIES MENTIONED AT THE WEB SITES BE LIABLE FOR ANY COSTS, DAMAGES AND EXPENSES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, HEALTH PROBLEMS, INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) RESULTING FROM THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE MOUNTAIN-NEWS.COM AND CRESTLINECOURIER-NEWS.COM WEB SITES OR THE CONTENT OF THE WEB SITES WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT MOUNTAIN-NEWS.COM AND CRESTLINECOURIER-NEWS.COM IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. MOUNTAIN-NEWS.COM AND CRESTLINECOURIER-NEWS.COM SHALL BE LIABLE TO YOU ONLY FOR GROSS NEGLIGENCE OR WILLFUL MISCONDUCT AND ONLY TO THE EXTENT OF ACTUAL DAMAGES INCURRED BY YOU, NOT TO EXCEED U.S. $100.00 (ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS). BECAUSE SOME STATES AND COUNTRIES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. REMEDIES UNDER THIS AGREEMENT ARE EXCLUSIVE AND ARE LIMITED TO THOSE EXPRESSLY PROVIDED FOR IN THIS AGREEMENT.

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com, its officers, directors, employees and agents, content contributors, licensors and suppliers harmless from and against any claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from, or alleged to result from, your use of the mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com Web Sites in a manner that violates or is alleged to violate these Terms and Conditions. Mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com shall provide you with prompt notice of any such claim, suit or proceeding and shall reasonably cooperate with you, at your expense, in your defense of any such claim, suit or proceeding.

Links/Advertisements

The mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com Web Sites may link to other sites operated by third parties. The inclusion of any link to such sites does not imply endorsement by mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com of the sites, but is for your reference and convenience only. Mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com has not reviewed all of the sites linked to the Web Sites and is not responsible for the content or accuracy of any off-site pages or any other sites linked to mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com. Nor does mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com recommend or endorse any specific tests, products or procedures that may be mentioned on or represented in advertisements on the Web Sites. Visiting off-site pages or other sites is at your own risk and subject to the Terms and Conditions of Use of any hyper-linked site.

The Mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com Web Sites also contains advertisements by third parties. Unless otherwise specifically stated on the Web Sites, mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com does not endorse or make any representation regarding the liability, quality, or accuracy of any products or services featured in, or linked to any advertisement that appears on the Web Sites.

Unless otherwise prohibited under these Terms and Conditions, you are hereby licensed to create hyperlinks to the content on the mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com Web Sites, provided that the hyperlink accurately describes the content as it appears on the Web Sites. Mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com reserves the right to revoke this license generally, or your right to use specific links, at any time. Under no circumstances may you "frame" the Web Sites or any of its content or copy portions of the mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com Web Sites to a server, except as part of an Internet service provider's incidental caching of pages. Each page within mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com must be displayed in full (including all trademarks, branding, advertising and promotional materials), without any accompanying frame, border, margin, design, branding, trademark, advertising or promotional materials not originally displayed on the page within mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com.

Termination

You agree that mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com may terminate your use of the Web Sites, if mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com reasonably believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of these Terms and Conditions of Use, or violated the rights of mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com or any third party or for any reason with or without notice to you. You agree that mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com may modify or discontinue mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com, with or without notice to you. You agree that mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com will not be liable to you or any third party as a result of such modification or discontinuation.

Survival

The provisions entitled "Your Submissions," "Disclaimer of Warranties," "Limitation of Liability," "Indemnification" and "General Provisions" will survive termination of this agreement.

General Provisions

You expressly agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute with mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com, or in any way relating to your use of mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com ("Legal Action"), resides in the courts of the County of San Bernardino, State of California. You further agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in the courts of the State of California in connection with any such dispute. These Terms and Conditions are governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of California, without regard to conflict of law principles. If any provision of these Terms and Conditions are found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms and Conditions, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of these Terms and Conditions shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or any other term or condition. Any cause of action you may have with respect to mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com must be commenced within one year after the claim or cause of action arises or such claim or cause of action is barred.

Notice

Mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com may deliver notice to you under these Terms and Conditions by means of electronic mail, a general notice on mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com, or by written communication delivered by first class U.S. mail to your address on record in mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com's account information. You may give notice to mountain-news.com and crestlinecourier-news.com via the Publisher at any time by electronic mail to hbradley@mountain-news.com or by letter delivered by first class postage prepaid U.S. mail or overnight courier to the following address:
Mountain News
P.O. Box 2410
Lake Arrowhead, California 92352
Phone: 909-336-3555
hbradley@mountain-news.com