Terms of Use

All information, content, services and software displayed on, transmitted through, or used in connection with SDReader.com, including stories, reviews, blogs, listings, guides, photographs, illustrations, audio clips, video, html, source and object code is owned by the San Diego Reader and its affiliates. You may use SDReader material online only, and only for noncommercial use.

You may not republish any portion of SDReader.com on any Internet, Intranet or extranet site or incorporate the content in any database, compilation, archive or cache. You may not distribute any content to others, whether or not for payment or other consideration, and you may not modify, copy, frame, cache, reproduce, sell, publish, transmit, display or otherwise use any portion of the content. You may not scrape or otherwise copy our content without permission. You agree not to decompile, reverse engineer or disassemble any software or other products or processes accessible through SDReader.com, not to insert any code or product or manipulate the content of SDReader.com in any way that affects the user experience, and not to use any data mining, data gathering or extraction method. You may not use any meta tags or any other hidden text utilizing or incorporating SDReader.com's name or trademarks.

Requests to use content for any purpose other than as permitted in these Terms of Use should be directed to the San Diego Reader at 619-235-3000 or webadmin@sdreader.com. In certain cases, you may be able to obtain permission to use individual stories that appear on SDReader.com through online functionality we have specifically designated (e.g., to e-mail a story to a friend or to purchase the rights to reproduce a story for other use). In such cases, we will tell you directly in the portion of the site you may license or you will see a link in the site itself. If you do not see such authorization or link, you should assume no third party has the right to allow you to use material from the site.

Copyright Complaints

SDReader.com respects the intellectual property of others. If you believe your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement or are aware of any infringing material, please contact us.

User-Provided Information and Content

By providing information to, communicating with, and/or placing material on, SDReader.com, including, for example, communication during registration, communication on any SDReader.com blog, comment area, messaging system, entering any contest, posting any material, photograph, etc., you represent and warrant: (1) you own or otherwise have all necessary rights to the content you provide and the rights to use it as provided in this Terms of Use; (2) all information you provide is true, accurate, current and complete, and does not violate these Terms of Use; and, (3) the content will not cause injury to any person or entity. Using a name other than your own legal name is prohibited (except in those specific areas of SDReader.com that allow for unique, fictitious names, e.g., user names in comment areas).

For all such information and material, you grant the San Diego Reader, its affiliates and related entities, a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, nonexclusive right and license to use, copy, modify, display, archive, store, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works from such information, 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 the Reader to include the information in a searchable format accessible by users of SDReader.com and other Reader websites, and to use your name and any other information in connection with its use of the material you provide. You also grant the Reader the right to use any material, information, ideas, concepts, know-how, product concepts, trade secrets 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. All rights in this paragraph are granted without the need for additional compensation of any sort to you.

Transactions and E-Commerce

During your visit to our site you may elect to engage in a transaction involving the purchase of a product such as a newspaper subscription, a print or online advertisement or other tangible goods and services. To serve you most efficiently, credit card transactions and order fulfillment are often handled by a third party processing agent, bank or distribution institution. While in most cases transactions are completed without difficulty, there is no such thing as "perfect security" on the Internet or offline. If you're concerned about online credit card safety, in most cases a telephone number will be made available so you can call us and place your order by phone. SDReader.com cannot take responsibility for the success or security of transactions undertaken or processed by third parties.

On occasion, a product or service may not be available at the time or the price as it appears in an advertisement. In such event, or in the event a product is listed at an incorrect price or with incorrect information due to typographical error, technology effort, error in the date or length of publication, or error in pricing or product information received from our advertisers or suppliers, you agree SDReader.com is not responsible for such errors or discrepancies.

Communications with Third Parties Through SDReader.com

Your dealings or communications through SDReader.com with any party other than SDReader.com are solely between you and that third party. For example, certain areas of SDReader.com may allow you to conduct transactions or purchase goods or services. In most cases, these transactions will be conducted by our third-party partners and vendors. Under no circumstances will SDReader.com be liable for any goods, services, resources or content available through such third party dealings or communications, or for any harm related thereto. Please review carefully that third party's policies and practices and make sure you are comfortable with them before you engage in any transaction. Complaints, concerns or questions relating to materials provided by third parties should be forwarded directly to the third party.

During your visit to SDReader.com you may link to or view certain content that is actually created or hosted by a third party. You may be introduced to, or be able to access, information, websites, advertisements, features, or contests offered by other parties. SDReader.com is not responsible for the actions or policies of such third parties. You should check the applicable terms of use and privacy policies of those third parties when providing information on such a feature or page. SDReader.com cannot and does not warranty the accuracy or completeness of information about goods or services for sale provided by third parties and specifically disclaims any implied warranties, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness, with respect to such goods. You acknowledge that reliance upon information about goods or services for purchase provided by third parties shall be at your sole risk. Any and all concerns regarding such goods or services must be addressed directly with the prospective seller prior to the sale.

Posting Rules

Interactive areas, discussion boards, private messaging, blogs, etc., are intended to encourage public debate. We expect people to differ — judgment and opinion are subjective things — and we encourage freedom of speech and a marketplace of ideas. By using these areas of SDReader.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. We prohibit profanity, libel, spam, racial epithets, and the harassment and abuse of others. Any off-topic comments stand a chance of being removed. In other words: talk about the site content, not each other.

We retain the right to revoke the site privileges — without notice — of anyone we believe has violated any of the terms outlined herein, or if any user is deemed a problem to either the site or its other users.

Other Specifics About Interactive Areas

SDReader.com comment areas, blogs, private messaging, and other such interactive areas are provided to give users an interesting and stimulating forum to express their opinions and share ideas and information. Given the nature of SDReader.com and the volume of messages and postings, SDReader.com cannot and does not monitor all of the material posted or transmitted by users and third party information providers. To protect your safety, please use your best judgment when using these forums.

We particularly discourage divulging personal phone numbers and addresses or other information that can be used to identify or locate you. If you make such disclosures either through postings on the blogs, comment areas, or private messages 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. Divulging real names, phone numbers, addresses, occupations, or other information that can be used to identify or locate other site users is strictly prohibited.

SDReader.com reserves the right to delete, move or edit any communications at any time, for any reason or in its discretion, but has no obligation to review or remove any such content.

Please be aware that once you post a comment to this site, you will only be able to edit it for 15 minutes. After that, you will no longer have control over it. Although we will consider comment editing and removal requests, we have no obligation to do so. It is also possible that we may include your comment — in part or in its entirety — in the print edition of the Reader.

General Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability

While SDReader.com uses reasonable efforts to include accurate and up-to-date information, we make no warranties or representations as to the accuracy of the content and assume no liability or responsibility for any error or omission in the content. SDReader.com does not represent or warrant that use of any content will not infringe rights of third parties. SDReader.com has no responsibility for actions of third parties or for content provided or posted by others.

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