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of any kind now existing or developed in the future. Without limiting
the generality of the previous sentence, you authorize Morris
to share the information across all Morris Communications Company
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format accessible by users of Augusta.com and other Morris Web
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with its use of the material you provide. You also grant Morris
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Given the nature of Augusta.com and the volume of messages and
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posted or transmitted by users and third party information providers.
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and addresses or other information for yourself or others that
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classified advertising you place or in other interactive areas,
or to third parties in any communication, you do so fully understanding
the consequences of such disclosures and with a knowing consent
that such information could be used to identify you. Augusta.com
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any reason or in its discretion, but has no obligation to review
or remove any such content.
Interactive areas, discussion boards, chat rooms, etc., are intended
to encourage public debate. We expect opinions to differ and we
encourage freedom of speech and a marketplace of ideas. By using
these areas of Augusta.com, you are participating in a community
that is intended for all our users. Therefore, we reserve the
right to remove any content posted on our site at any time for
any reason. Decisions as to whether content violates any Posting
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actual notice of such posting. Without limiting our right to remove
content, we have attempted to provide guidelines to those posting
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false, misleading, fraudulent, inaccurate, unfair, contains
gross exaggeration or unsubstantiated claims, violates the
privacy rights of any third party, is unreasonably harmful
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- advertises, promotes or offers to trade any goods or services,
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- uploads copyrighted or other proprietary material of any
kind on Augusta.com without the express permission of the
owner of that material.
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or system except as expressly permitted by the Terms of Service.
- uploads or transmits viruses or other harmful, disruptive
or destructive files.
- disrupts, interferes with, or otherwise harms or violates
the security of Augusta.com, or any services, system resources,
accounts, passwords, servers or networks connected to or accessible
through Augusta.com or affiliated or linked sites.
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related to another user and/or makes derogatory or offensive comments
about another individual), or repeats prior posting of the same
message under multiple threads or subjects.
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to access, information, Web sites, advertisements, features, contests
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for the content, actions or policies of such third parties. You
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DIRECTORS, SHAREHOLDERS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES, CONTRACTORS
AND AGENTS, FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED
TO, CLAIMS FOR DEFAMATION, TRADE DISPARAGEMENT, PRIVACY AND INTELLECTUAL
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THROUGH YOUR MEMBERSHIP ACCOUNT, EVEN IF NOT POSTED BY YOU; AND,
(4) ANY VIOLATION OF THIS AGREEMENT BY YOU.
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from its offices within the United States. Augusta.com makes no
representation that materials or Content available through Augusta.com
are appropriate or available for use outside the United States
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is prohibited. You may not use Augusta.com or export the Content
in violation of U.S. export laws and regulations. If you access
Augusta.com from a location outside the United States, you are
responsible for compliance with all applicable laws.
Augusta.com reserves the right to change these Terms of Service
at any time in its discretion and to notify users of any such
changes solely by changing this Terms of Service. Your continued
use of Augusta.com after the posting of any amended Terms of Service
shall constitute your agreement to be bound by any such changes.
Your use of this site prior to the time this Terms of Service
was posted will be governed according to the Terms of Service
that applied at the time of your use.
Augusta.com may modify, suspend, discontinue or
restrict the use of any portion of Augusta.com, including the
availability of any portion of the Content at any time, without
notice or liability. Augusta.com may deny access to any person
or user at any time for any reason. In addition, Morris or Augusta.com
may at any time transfer rights and obligations under this Agreement
to any Morris subsidiary or business unit, or any of their affiliated
companies or divisions, or any entity that acquires Morris, Augusta.com
or any of their assets.
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without regard to its conflicts of law provisions. You hereby
agree that any cause of action you may have with respect to Augusta.com
must be filed in a federal or state court located in Augusta,
Georgia, within two months of the time in which the events giving
rise to such claim began, or you agree to waive such claim. You
agree no such claim may be brought as a class action. If for any
reason any provision of this Agreement is found unenforceable,
that provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent permissible
so as to affect the intent of the parties as reflected in that
provision, and the remainder of the Agreement shall continue in
full force and effect. Any failure of Augusta.com to enforce or
exercise any provision of this Agreement or related right shall
not constitute a waiver of that right or provision. The section
titles used in this Agreement are purely for convenience and carry
with them no legal or contractual effect. In the event of termination
of this Agreement for any reason, you agree the following provisions
will survive: the provisions regarding limitations on your use
of Content, the license(s) you have granted to Augusta.com, and
all other provisions for which survival is equitable or appropriate.
In the case of a conflict between these terms and
the terms of any electronic or machine readable statement or policy
Service shall control. Similarly, in case of a conflict between
Augusta.com strives to offer its visitors the many advantages
of Internet technology and to provide an interactive and personalized
experience. We may use Personally Identifiable Information (your
name, e-mail address, street address, telephone number and other
note this policy applies only to information collected by Augusta.com
online and does not impact information collected or used by Augusta.com
or its affiliates through other means.
How we gather information from users
How we collect and store information depends on the page you are
visiting, the activities in which you elect to participate and
the services provided. You can visit many pages on our site without
providing any information. Other pages may prompt you to provide
information, such as when you register for access to portions
of our site, sign up for membership, request certain features
(e.g., newsletters, news updates and other products), sign up
for a newspaper subscription or make a purchase. You may also
provide information when you participate in sweepstakes and contests,
voting and polling activities, message boards and chat rooms and
other interactive areas of our site.
Like most Web sites, Augusta.com also collects
information automatically and through the use of electronic tools
that may be transparent to our visitors. For example, we may log
the name of your Internet Service Provider or use "cookie" technology.
Among other things, the cookie may store your user name and password,
sparing you from having to re-enter that information each time
you visit, or may control the number of times you encounter a
particular advertisement while visiting our site. As we adopt
additional technology, we may also gather information through
other means. In certain cases, you can choose not to provide us
with information, for example by setting your browser to refuse
to accept cookies, but doing so may limit your ability to access
certain portions of the site or may require you to re-enter your
user name and password. Additionally we may not be able to customize
the site's features according to your preferences.
What we do with the information we collect
We will use your information only as permitted by law. Aggregated
Information (information that does not personally identify you)
may be used in many ways. As one example, we may combine information
about your usage patterns with similar information obtained from
other users to learn which pages are visited most or what features
are most attractive. Aggregated Information may occasionally be
shared with our advertisers and business partners, but cannot
be used to contact you individually.
We also collect information to enhance your visit
and deliver more individualized content and advertising. For example,
we may use Personally Identifiable Information collected on Augusta.com
to communicate with you regarding our Terms of Service and privacy
policy, products and services offered by Augusta.com and other
Morris affiliates and partners, administration of sweepstakes
and contests, processing e-commerce transactions and other topics
we think you might find of interest. We reserve the right to share
this information with other Morris business units and affiliates,
including for example our affiliated newspapers and entities in
which Morris has an ownership interest (collectively, "Affiliates").
This policy does not apply to any Affiliate's use of such information.
Personally Identifiable Information collected by
Augusta.com may also be used for other purposes including but
not limited to site administration and troubleshooting. Certain
third parties who provide technical support for the operation
of our site (our Web hosting service and our newsletter provider,
for example) may access such information.
As we continue to develop our business, we may
sell, buy, merge or partner with other companies or businesses.
In such transactions, user information may be among the transferred
assets. We may also disclose your information in response to a
court order, at other times when we believe we are reasonably
required to do so by law, in connection with the collection of
amounts you may owe to us, and/or whenever we deem it appropriate
or necessary to give such information to law enforcement authorities.
Please note we may not provide you with notice prior to disclosure
in such cases.
Your choice to opt out
The quality news and information on Augusta.com is supported by
advertising revenue and a controlled program of e-mail marketing
is an important element of our online publishing business. Like
other Web publishers, we will sometimes send e-mail about services,
features, products, special offers and unique content we believe
might interest you on behalf of our advertising and promotional
partners. If you prefer not to receive e-mail communications sent
from us on behalf of our advertisers and promotional partners,
you will be given an opportunity to opt out from receiving any
more emails. Opting out will revoke your membership to Augusta.com.
As a registered member of Augusta.com, you agree to receive emails
from us on behalf of our advertisers.
Affiliated sites, linked sites and advertisements
Augusta.com expects its partners, advertisers and third-party
affiliates to respect the privacy of our users. However, third
parties, including our partners, advertisers, affiliates and other
content providers accessible through our site, may have their
own privacy and data collection policies and practices. For example,
during your visit to our site you may link to, or view as part
of a frame on a Augusta.com page, certain content that is actually
created or hosted by a third party. Also, through Augusta.com
you may be introduced to, or be able to access, information, Web
sites, advertisements, features, contests or sweepstakes offered
by other parties. Augusta.com is not responsible for the actions
or policies of such third parties. You should check the applicable
privacy policies of those third parties when providing information
on a feature or page operated by a third party.
While on our site, our advertisers, promotional
to attempt to identify some of your preferences or retrieve information
about you. For example, some of our advertising is served by third
parties and may include cookies that enable the advertiser to
determine whether you have seen a particular advertisement before.
Through features available on our site, third parties may use
cookies or other technology to gather information. Augusta.com
does not control the use of this technology or the resulting information
and is not responsible for any actions or policies of such third
Please be careful and responsible whenever you
are online. Should you choose to voluntarily disclose Personally
Identifiable Information on our site, such as in message boards,
chat areas or in advertising or notices you post, that information
can be viewed publicly and can be collected and used by third
parties without our knowledge and may result in unsolicited messages
from other individuals or third parties. Such activities are beyond
the control of Augusta.com and this policy.
Augusta.com does not knowingly collect or solicit Personally Identifiable
Information from or about children under the age of 13 except
as permitted by law. If we discover we have received any information
from a child under the age of 13 in violation of this policy,
we will delete that information immediately. If you believe Augusta.com
has any information from or about anyone under the age of 13,
please contact us at webmaster@Augusta.com.