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The Brooks Bulletin Terms Of Service

General

brooksbulletin.com (the "Service") is owned and operated by Nesbitt Publishing Co. Ltd. and contains material which is derived in whole or in part from The Brooks Bulletin, The Canadian Press and other sources. The Service and its contents are protected by international copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws. You may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit or distribute in any way any material from the Service, including code and software. You may download material from the Service for your personal, non-commercial use only, provided you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices.

As part of our Service, brooksbulletin.com agrees to provide you with information and other computer services subject to these Terms of Service. You agree to use our service in accordance with these Terms. Because the Web is an evolving medium, we may need to change these Terms of Service from time to time, in which case we will post the revised Terms of Service on the Web site. By continuing to use brooksbulletin.com after we post any such changes, you accept the Terms of Service, as modified.

You may establish a hypertext link to this Service so long as the link does not state or imply any sponsorship of your site by brooksbulletin.com. However, you may not, without the prior written permission of brooksbulletin.com, frame any of the content of the Service, or incorporate into another website or other service any intellectual property of brooksbulletin.com, its parent or affiliate companies or its licensors.

License to brooksbulletin.com

When you post a message, upload a file, or otherwise provide us with material for display on the Web site, you are representing that you are the owner of the material, or are making your submission with the express consent of the owner of the material. In addition, when you post a message, upload a file, or otherwise provide us with material for display on the website, you are granting brooksbulletin.com a royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive, unrestricted, worldwide license to:

1. Use, copy, sublicense, adapt, transmit, publicly perform or display any such communication.

2. Sub-license to third parties the unrestricted right to exercise any of the foregoing rights granted with respect to the communication.

The foregoing grants shall include the right to exploit any proprietary rights in such communication, including but not limited to rights under copyright, trademark, service mark or patent laws under any relevant jurisdiction.

Privacy

We may collect and store information, personal or otherwise, that users voluntarily supply to us. We also collect and store information that is generated automatically as users navigate through our website. Unless the user informs us otherwise, brooksbulletin.com reserves the right to use and to disclose to third party vendors user information (e.g., user name and e-mail address) for purposes such as providing users with information about products and services. If the user does not wish to be included in such uses, the user must send an e-mail or a letter requesting to be taken off any lists of information that may be used for these purposes or given or sold to third party vendors.

In addition, please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online, for example on message boards, through email, or in chat areas, that information can be collected and used by others.

We use "cookies" in a limited way to help deliver advertisements and to identify unique browsers that visit us and to track usage throughout our site. Some of our business affiliates and advertisers use "cookies", which can be used to tell when your computer has contacted a Web site. Because we do not control the privacy policies of our business affiliates, advertisers or any other sites to which we may provide hyperlinks, you should check the privacy policy of the site you are visiting if you have any concerns about that site's use of cookies.

We also make some content, products and services available through our Service through cooperative relationships with third party providers, where the brands of our provider partner appear prominently on our site. We may share with our provider partner any information you provide, or that is collected, in the course of visiting any pages that are made available in cooperation with our provider partner. In some cases, the provider partner may collect information from you directly, in which cases the privacy policy of our provider partner may apply. The privacy policy of our provider partners may differ from ours. If you have any questions regarding the privacy policy of one of our provider partners, you should contact the provider directly for more information. In addition, we also participate in online ventures with our affiliated companies and the services brought to you through those ventures may be subject to privacy policies that differ from ours.

Please also note that as our business grows, we may buy or sell various assets. In the unlikely event that we, the bulk of our assets or one or more of our sites is acquired by another company, information on our users would be among the transferred assets.

Children's Privacy Statement for brooksbulletin.com

This children's privacy statement explains our practices with respect to the online collection and use of personal information from children under the age of thirteen, and provides important information on your rights under federal law with respect to such information.

We do NOT knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. We screen users who wish to provide personal information in order to prevent users under the age of thirteen from providing such information. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received personally-identifiable information from a user under the age of thirteen, we will delete such information from our records. If we change our practices in the future, we will obtain prior, verifiable parental consent before collecting any personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen.

Because we do not collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen, we also do NOT knowingly distribute such information to third parties.

We do NOT knowingly allow children under the age of thirteen to publicly post or otherwise distribute personally identifiable contact information.

Because we do not collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen, we do NOT condition the participation in online activities of a child under thirteen on providing personally identifiable information.

Questions on Privacy

If you have any questions about the privacy statement or the children's privacy statement, the practices of brooksbulletin.com, or your dealings with brooksbulletin.com, you may contact us at editor@brooksbulletin.com

Disclaimers

This Service includes links and pointers to Internet sites, content and services provided by third parties. Neither brooksbulletin.com, its parent or subsidiary companies nor their affiliates operate or control in any respect any information, products or services that third parties may provide on or through brooksbulletin.com or on a Web site linked to by brooksbulletin.com. The materials in this site and the third-party sites are provided "as is" and without warranties of any kind either express or implied. To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, brooksbulletin.com disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. brooksbulletin.com does not warrant that this Web site or any of its functions will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site, including bulletin boards, or the servers that make it available, are free of viruses or other harmful components.

brooksbulletin.com does not warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the results of the use of the materials in this site or in third-party sites in terms of their correctness, accuracy, timeliness, reliability or otherwise. You (and not brooksbulletin.com) assume the entire cost of all necessary maintenance, repair or correction.

The Service is provided for informational purposes only, and is not intended for trading or investing purposes, or for commercial use. Stock and mutual fund quotes, and related financial news stories may be delayed at least 20 minutes, as may be required by the stock exchanges and/or the financial information services. The Service should not be used in any high risk activities where damage or injury to persons, property, environment, finances or business may result if an error occurs. You expressly assume all risk for such use.

Online Commerce

In addition, brooksbulletin.com may allow you to purchase many different types of products and services online that are provided by third parties. brooksbulletin.com is not responsible for the quality, accuracy, timeliness, reliability or any other aspect of these products and services. If you make a purchase from a merchant hosted by brooksbulletin.com or linked to by brooksbulletin.com, the information obtained during your visit to that merchant's online store, and the information that you give, such as your credit card number and contact information, is collected by the merchant and not by brooksbulletin.com. These merchants may have separate privacy and data collection practices. azcentral.com has no responsibility or liability for these independent policies. For more information regarding the merchant, its online store, and its privacy policies, return to that store's home page and click on its information links or contact the merchant website directly. You release brooksbulletin.com and its a ffiliates from any damages that you incur, and agree not to assert any claims against them, arising from your purchase or use of any products or services made available by third parties through brooksbulletin.com.

Use of Company Directories

The information contained in the company directories is provided for business lookup purposes and is not to be used for marketing or telemarketing applications. This information may not be copied or redistributed and is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. In no event will brooksbulletin.com or its suppliers be liable in any way with regard to such information.

Interactive Features

The Service may include a variety of features, such as bulletin boards, chat rooms, and email services which allow feedback to brooksbulletin.com and real-time interaction between users. Responsibility for what is posted on bulletin boards, chat rooms and other public posting areas on the Service lies with each user - you alone are responsible for the material you post. brooksbulletin.com does not control the messages, information or files delivered to bulletin boards. It is a condition of your use of the Service that you do not:

• Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Service.

• Post or transmit any unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane or indecent information of any kind, including without limitation any transmissions constituting or encouraging conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any local, provincial, national or international law.

• Post or transmit any information, software or other material that violates or infringes upon the rights of others, including material which is an invasion of privacy or publicity rights or that is protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary right, or derivative works with respect thereto, without first obtaining permission from the owner or right holder.

• Post or transmit any information, software or other material that contains a virus or other harmful component.

• Post, transmit or in any way exploit any information, software or other material for commercial purposes, or that contains advertising.

• Use the Service to advertise or solicit to anyone to buy or sell products or services, or to make donations of any kind, without the express written approval of brooksbulletin.com.

• Gather for the purpose of spamming e-mail addresses that have been posted by other users of the Service.

You understand that brooksbulletin.com has no obligation to monitor any bulletin boards, chat rooms, or other areas of the Service through which users can supply information or material. However, brooksbulletin.com reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any law, regulation or governmental request, or to refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, that in brooksbulletin.com's sole discretion are objectionable or in violation of these Terms of Service.

Registration

To use certain features of the Service, you must register with brooksbulletin.com on the form provided. You agree (a) to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Service's registration form, and (b) to maintain and promptly update the information you provide to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If brooksbulletin.com has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, we have the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Service (or any portion thereof). Our use of any personally identifying information you provide to us as part of the registration process is governed by the terms of our Privacy Policy.

Passwords

To use certain features of the Service, you may need a username and password, which you will receive through the Service's registration process. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and account, and are responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, and to ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. brooksbulletin.com cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to protect your password or account information.

Classified Advertising

When you submit a classified ad for publication on brooksbulletin.com, you agree that the advertisement as it appears on brooksbulletin.com becomes the property of brooksbulletin.com and you assign all ownership interest in the advertisement as it appears on brooksbulletin.com under copyright law or otherwise to brooksbulletin.com. Submission of an advertisement does not constitute a commitment to publish the advertisement, and publication of an advertisement does not constitute an agreement for continued publication. We will accept only standard abbreviations and required proper punctuation. brooksbulletin.com reserves the right to edit, reclassify, revise, reject or cancel any advertisement at any time, in its sole discretion. Rates and specifications are subject to change.

Limitation of Liability

Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall brooksbulletin.com, its subsidiary and parent companies or affiliates be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, brooksbulletin.com materials, products or services, or third party materials, products or services made available through brooksbulletin.com - even if brooksbulletin.com is advised beforehand of the possibility of such damages. You specifically acknowledge and agree that brooksbulletin.com is not liable for any defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of any user. If you are dissatisfied with any brooksbulletin.com materials, products or services or with any of brooksbulletin.com's terms and conditions, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using brooksbulletin.com.

Termination

brooksbulletin.com may cancel or terminate your right to use the Service or any part of the Service at any time without notice. In the event of termination, you are no longer authorized to access the part of the Service affected by such cancellation or termination. The restrictions imposed on you with respect to material downloaded from the Service, and the disclaimers and limitations of liabilities set forth in these Terms of Service, shall survive.

Other

This agreement constitutes the entire agreement between brooksbulletin.com and you with respect to the subject matter contained in this agreement and supersedes all previous and contemporaneous agreements, proposals and communications, written oral. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use the products or services of a third party that are provided through the Service. In the event of any conflict between any such third party terms and conditions and these Terms of Service, these Terms of Service shall govern. This agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of Alberta without giving effect to any principles or conflicts of law. If any provision of this agreement shall be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
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