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TERMS OF USE

Policy and Disclaimer

Be sure to read the entire Policy and Disclaimer (24 items). Whenever ‘Earthpages’ appears without the extension .org or .ca, this applies to both Earthpages.org and Earthpages.ca.

  1. Anyone can submit to Earthpages. We encourage submissions from all walks of life. As such, the views expressed in material posted at Earthpages are solely the views of the respective authors and not necessarily those of Earthpages, its administrator, editor, webmaster and copyright holder. As an open-ended forum, Earthpages is not liable for content published at Earthpages or at web sites linked from Earthpages. Moreover, Earthpages is not liable for any practices and policies outlined at web sites linked from Earthpages.
  2. Earthpages does not render medical, legal, financial, counseling or other professional services. Those in need of expert assistance are advised to consult an appropriate licensed professional.
  3. Earthpages hosts contributors material free of charge.
  4. Contributors to Earthpages are not entitled to any kind of payment for contributing to Earthpages.
  5. Contributors to Earthpages do not gain any kind of ownership nor rights to Earthpages by making any kind of contribution or donation to Earthpages.
  6. Copyrighted material submitted to and published at Earthpages.org remains the property of the contributor. By publishing contributors’ copyrighted material, Earthpages.org does not gain any kind of ownership nor rights to that contributed material. All ownership and property rights of copyrighted material remain the contributor’s. This does not apply to comments at Earthpages.org nor to entries, edits and comments at Earthpages.ca – Think Free » see items 14, 15, 16.
  7. Contributors of copyrighted material are entitled to remove their material from Earthpages.org whenever they wish. To remove copyrighted material contact us with notice of your intent. This option does not apply to comments posted at Earthpages.org, Quick Topic Web Board nor to entries, edits and comments at Earthpages.ca – Think Free » see items 14, 15, 16.
  8. Do not submit another person’s copyrighted material without permission or, in the case of quotations embedded within your orignal work, adequate references. You accept that all liability for publishing another person’s material rests entirely on the person submitting and not on Earthpages.
  9. (a) Earthpages reserves the right to not publish submissions and to delete published submissions. Earthpages is not under any obligation to provide reasons for editorial decisions. In addition, Earthpages is not under any obligation to provide notification for submission rejections and deletions of previously published content.
    (b) Earthpages will comply with and provide your IP address to law enforcement agencies if so requested by a legitimate authority.
  10. Copyrighted material that has been edited by Earthpages.org is for use only at Earthpages.org (unless permission is granted by Earthpages.org for some other kind of use). In the event that edited material is removed from Earthpages.org, contributors agree that, in this new situation, they may not use the derivative work for their own purposes without direct permission from Earthpages.org. Likewise, Earthpages.org will not use derivative work for its own purposes without direct permission from the contributor of the original copyrighted material.
  11. Earthpages.org will not edit the content of copyrighted article submissions without prior consent from the contributor; this does not apply to comments posted at Earthpages.org, Quick Topic Web Board nor does it apply to entries, edits and comments at Earthpages.ca – Think Free » see items 14, 15, 16.
  12. The overall appearance of the web site, including graphics, layout, font-type and color, may be modified from time to time without prior notice to contributors. Graphics designed by Earthpages appearing with submitted content may be updated from time to time without prior notice to contributors.
  13. The World Wide Web address (url) for some or all of Earthpages web site may change from time to time without prior notice to contributors. It is the responsibility of the contributor to check Earthpages for any updates concerning the location of their material.
  14. COMMENTS AT EARTHPAGES.ORG and QUICK TOPIC WEB BOARD
    (a) Posting comments at Earthpages.org and Quick Topic Web Board does not entitle authors of those comments to any kind of ownership nor rights to Earthpages.
    (b) Earthpages reserves the right to edit or remove comments.
    (c) All liability rests entirely on the person posting material and not on Earthpages.
    (d) Earthpages will comply with and provide your IP address to law enforcement agencies if so requested by a legitimate authority.
    (e) If a contributor is concerned about comments made about their copyrighted material posted at Earthpages and desires their removal, he or she should contact Earthpages, outlining his or her concerns and wishes.
  15. COMMENTS AT EARTHPAGES.CA – THINK FREE
    (a) Posting comments at Earthpages.ca – Think Free (all web pages with an absolute url containing the base url » http://earthpages.wordpress.com) does not entitle authors of those comments to any kind of ownership nor rights to Earthpages, to include Earthpages.ca – Think Free.
    (b) Earthpages.ca – Think Free reserves the right to reject, edit or remove comments.
    (c) All liability rests entirely on the person posting material and not on Earthpages. You understand that when a comment – in whole or in part – is integrated within a given entry, this material becomes the sole property of Earthpages.ca – Think Free.
    (d) Earthpages will comply with and provide your IP address to law enforcement agencies if so requested by a legitimate authority.
    (e) For additional details see: Earthpages.ca – Think Free FAQ » http://earthpages.wordpress.com/faq/.
  16. ADDING NEW OR EDITING ENTRIES AT EARTHPAGES.CA – THINK FREE
    (a) Adding new or editing entries at Earthpages.ca – Think Free (all web pages with an absolute url containing the base url » http://earthpages.wordpress.com) does not entitle authors of those new or edited entries to any kind of ownership nor rights to Earthpages, to include Earthpages.ca – Think Free.
    (b) You can be acknowledged within the entry that you add (or edit) or remain anonymous. See http://earthpages.wordpress.com/add-a-new-entry/.
    (c) Earthpages.ca – Think Free reserves the right to edit, reject or remove new or edited entries.
    (d) New and edited entries become the sole property of Earthpages.ca – Think Free.
    (e) Earthpages will comply with and provide your IP address to law enforcement agencies if so requested by a legitimate authority.
    (f) For additional details see: Think Free FAQ » http://earthpages.wordpress.com/faq/.
  17. Earthpages is not liable for any service interruptions, delays nor typographical or content errors. Moreover, Earthpages is not liable for security issues concerning contact forms and e-mail correspondence.
  18. Earthpages respects your privacy. We do not sell your e-mail address.
  19. Earthpages makes use of the free features at www.statcounter.com, using these statistics to enhance the website for our readers.
  20. When citing material from Earthpages use one of the standard citation styles for online sources.
  21. Earthpages believes its use of copyrighted material is fully in accord with “Fair Use” policy. If you own copyrighted material posted at Earthpages and believe we are not in accord with Fair Use policy, please contact us so we can resolve the issue in a manner acceptable to all concerned parties.
  22. (a) If you own copyrighted material that Earthpages has been lead to believe is in the Public Domain or possesses a Creative Commons license, please contact us and we will remove your material if you so desire.
    (b) All Public Domain and Creative Commons material remains unprotected by copyright and does not in any way fall under or pertain to Earthpages’ copyrights.
  23. Earthpages is based on a holistic model. From time to time we have creative insights or encounter unforeseen situations from visitor input. As a result, our Policy and Disclaimer might, for a short while, not fully reflect modifications to the web site or unforeseen new situations. Please contact us if you have any concerns arising from this unavoidable situation. In keeping with the spirit of Earthpages, we’d like to resolve any potential ambiguities in a positive way so everyone is satisfied.
  24. Earthpages reserves the right to update this Policy and Disclaimer whenever deemed appropriate and all updates shall supersede prior conditions. Contributors and visitors to Earthpages will not be notified by e-mail of such updates. Be sure to check back frequently to familiarize yourself with our current Policy and Disclaimer.

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Last updated on July 27, 2011 at 10:55 a.m.

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