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TERMS OF USE

Please read these terms of use before using the World Wide Web pages of The Urban News / theurbannews.com. These pages, found at http://www.theurbannews.com together with the underlying source HTML files which implement the hypertext features, are hereinafter referred to as this “Site.” By using this Site, you are agreeing to the following terms.

IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THE FOLLOWING TERMS, YOU MUST IMMEDIATELY DISCONTINUE USE OF THIS SITE.

1. USE OF MATERIALS

a. The contents of this site, including, but not limited to, text, graphics and icons, are copyrighted materials (“Contents”) owned or controlled by The Urban News, theurbansnews.com or entities which have granted certain rights to us. The Contents may also contain other entity’s name, trademarks, service marks, and trade names, as well as product designs covered by United States and foreign design patents. You are hereby granted a nonexclusive, nontransferable, limited license to view, download, and print portions of the Site and the Contents of the Site, for your personal use in learning about the topic discussed at the Site, in evaluating or acquiring The Urban News services or products, or in learning about and evaluating other services and products described at the Site. You must faithfully reproduce any and all copyright notices which are provided, and may not obscure copyright or other notices.

b. Except as specifically provided herein, The Urban News, theurbannews.com Media does not grant permission to you to print, copy, reproduce, distribute, transmit, upload, download, store, display in public, alter, or modify the Site or the Contents.

c. Without first obtaining The Urban News, theurbannews.com Media’s written consent, you may not use (a) The Urban News, theurbannews.com Media’s icons to hyperlink other web sites with this site, or (b) The Urban News, theurbannews.com Media’s name, trademarks, trade names, service marks, or any patented designs for any reason. If you wish to take any of these actions, please write to info@theurbannews.com, and provide address link. If permission to hyperlink is granted, you may not remove or obscure (by framing or otherwise) any copyright notices, advertisements, or other information on this Site.

d. Use, duplication or disclosure by or for the United States Government is subject to the restrictions set forth in DFARS
252.227-7013(c)1(ii) and FAR 52.227-19.

2. MEMBER RULES

a. All members will treat other members with courtesy and respect when posting messages to the blog andor discussion groups. No unnecessary name calling or abuse toward any member is allowed.

b. No profanity shall be posted in messages to the discussion group.
Members who post messages with profanity or obscenities will have their membership terminated.

c. No sharing of member log-in passwords and user names. Our system is designed to detect this immediately, and suspend any account where more than one person signs on using the same username, password.

d. No reprinting, republishing reposting or redistribution of information, images, etc., presented on this site, to any other site. Doing so is violation of our copyright.

Failure to abide by these rules can result in immediate termination of membership.

3. THIRD PARTY LINKS

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4. SUBMISSIONS
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b. The Urban News, theurbannews.com Media shall not be subject to any obligations of confidentiality regarding submitted information, with the sole exception of site registration information as provided on registration forms, as to which e-mail addresses and names are not disclosed to third persons with the consent of the registrant.

c. You warrant that all information submitted by you is fit for publication, and is not libelous, defamatory and/or pornographic.

d. You agree to indemnify The Urban News, theurbannews.com Media if any third party takes action against The Urban News, theurbannews.com Media, and agree not to take action against The Urban News, theurbannews.com Media, in relation to any material you submit, regardless of form.

e. By submitting information, you warrant that The UrbanNews, theurbannews.com Media may publish the information, and/or incorporate it or any concepts described in such information, without liability to you or any other or entity.

5. DISCUSSION FORUMS

If you participate in any chat rooms, bulletin boards, blogs, or other forum within the Site, you agree to not:

a. defame, abuse, harass or threaten others; b. make any bigoted, hateful or racially offensive statements; c. advocate illegal activity or discuss illegal activities with the intent to commit them; d. post or distribute any material that infringes and/or violates any right of a third party or any law; e. post or distribute any vulgar, obscene, discourteous or indecent language or images; f.
advertise or sell to, or solicit others; g. post or distribute any software or other materials which contain a virus or other harmful component; or h. post material or make statements that do not generally pertain to the designated topic or theme of any chat room or bulletin board.

The Urban News, theurbannews.com Media reserves the right to remove or edit messages or material submitted by you. The Urban News, theurbannews.com Media is not responsible for material submitted to it or posted in blogs, chat rooms, on bulletin boards or on other forums by users of the site. By communicating with The Urban News, theurbannews.com Media or participating in any forum on the Site you grant The Media an irrevocable, transferable and worldwide right to use, reproduce, publicly perform and display, distribute, sublicense, and sell any information, suggestions, ideas, drawings or concepts The Urban News, theurbannews.com Media communicated to The Urban News, theurbannews.com Media for any purpose The Urban News, theurbannews.com Media chooses, commercial, public or otherwise, without any compensation or notice to you whatsoever.

6. DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATION OF WARRANTIES

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UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORT OR NEGLIGENCE, WILL THE URBAN NEWS, THEURBANNEWS.COM MEDIA, ANY RELATED PARTIES, OR ITS LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING LOST PROFITS) THAT ARISE OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY ERRORS, INACCURACIES, OMISSIONS, DEFECTS, UNTIMELINESS OR UNAUTHENTICITY OF ANY CONTENT IN THE SITE, OR THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THIS SITE OR ANY CONTENT THEREIN. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE URBAN NEWS, THEURBANNEWS.COM MEDIA’S, RELATED PARTIES’ AND LICENSOR’S AGGREGATE LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY LOSS, DAMAGE OR CLAIM RELATED TO OR ARISING OUT OF THIS SITE EXCEED THE TOTAL AMOUNTS PAID BY YOU TO THE URBAN NEWS, THEURBANNEWS.COM MEDIA FOR ACCESSING THIS SITE, IF ANY.

b. The foregoing limitation of liability includes, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, all damages suffered as a result of
(1) errors and/or omissions, typographical errors and technical inaccuracies in or on the Site or on third party websites which are linked to the Site directly or indirectly; (2) the unavailability of this Site or any portion of the Site; (3) your use of this Site for any purpose whatsoever; or (4) any damages to personal property, including computer equipment and software, whether as a result of computer viruses or otherwise.

c. The Urban News, theurbannews.com Media makes no representation that the materials contained in the Site are appropriate or authorized for use in all countries, states, provinces, county or any other jurisdictions. If you choose to access this Site, you do so at your own initiative and risk, and are responsible for compliance with all applicable laws.

7. INDEMNIFICATION

You will indemnify, defend and hold THE URBAN NEWS, THEURBANNEWS.COM Media harmless from and against all damages and claims suffered by THE URBAN NEWS, THEURBANNEWS.COM Media and arising directly or indirectly from your breach of these Terms of Use. Such indemnification shall include attorney fees and costs incurred by THE URBAN NEWS, THEURBANNEWS.COM Media in enforcing its rights hereunder.

8. MISCELLANEOUS

a. THE URBAN NEWS, THEURBANNEWS.COM reserves the right to withdraw or limit access to the Site and revise the Contents and the services and products described in this Site, including these Terms of Use, at any time without notifying you specifically, even if such notice has been requested. THE URBAN NEWS, THEURBANNEWS.COM Media may amend or modify these Terms of Use or impose new conditions at any time upon inclusion of a notice on the Site indicating that this agreement has been updated. Any use of the site by you after such update shall be deemed to constitute acceptance by you of such amendments, modifications or new conditions.

b. This Site may contain references to products or services which are not available in all locations.

c. These Conditions of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of North Carolina, as applied to agreements made and solely performed in the State of North Carolina.
Disputes arising hereunder shall be exclusively subject to the jurisdiction of the State and U.S. Federal District Courts of the State of North Carolina. You expressly consent to such jurisdiction.

d. These Terms of Use represent all of the agreements between you and THE URBAN NEWS, THEURBANNEWS.COM Media regarding your use and access to the Site. If any provision of these Terms of Use is deemed unenforceable, unlawful, void, or against public policy, that provisions shall be deemed severed from the remainder of these Terms of Use, which shall remain valid and in full force and effect.

9. DISCLOSURE

Sponsorship of THE URBAN NEWS, THEURBANNEWS.COM includes editorial content. The content is at the discretion of the the Publisher of THE URBAN NEWS, THEURBANNEWS.COM. Sponsors do not have the right to participate in any aspect of the editorial process, including prepublication approval of stories. Sponsorship does not preclude THE URBAN NEWS, THEURBANNEWS.COM publishing any newsworthy stories that could be construed as negative to any sponsor.

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