Effective January 28, 2004
Welcome to TheNewsTribune.com and its affiliated sites (collectively referred to as "TheNewsTribune.com"), a news, information and communication service available on the Internet's World Wide Web. The service combines much of The News Tribune newspaper with additional material available only on TheNewsTribune.com. Both The News Tribune and TheNewsTribune.com are parts of Tacoma News, Inc., a subsidiary of The McClatchy Company.
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From time to time, we may make changes to the User Agreement by posting the changes on the account management page and sending notice to the e-mail address you provide with registration. Such notice will provide a date upon which the changes will be effective. Should you object to any such modifications to the User Agreement or become dissatisfied with TheNewsTribune.com in any way, your only recourse is to immediately terminate your membership and discontinue use of TheNewsTribune.com. Otherwise, continuing to use the service after the effective date means that you agree to be bound by the changes.
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The Copyright Agent for TheNewsTribune.com is Karole Morgan-Prager, General Counsel, who can be reached at 2100 Q Street, Sacramento, CA 95816 , or at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 916-321-1828.
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f. Members shall not attempt to interfere with any other person’s use of TheNewsTribune.com.
g. Members shall not misrepresent their identity nor impersonate any person.
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i. Members shall not attempt to modify, translate, adapt, edit, decompile, disassemble, or reverse engineer any software programs used by The News Tribune or TheNewsTribune.com in connection with TheNewsTribune.com website.
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TheNewsTribune.com strongly recommends that parents supervise the use of the Internet by their children. A number of commercial products are available to help limit access to material on the Internet that you may consider harmful or inappropriate for your child.
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This agreement between TheNewsTribune.com and its users will be governed and interpreted under the laws of the state of Washington. Pierce County District Court has jurisdiction in any dispute arising from this agreement. In the event that any provision of this agreement is found to be in conflict with the law, such provision shall be restated to reflect the original intent, and all other terms and conditions shall remain in full force and effect.
Any legal controversy or legal claim arising out of or relating to these User Agreement or TheNewsTribune.com, excluding legal action taken by The News Tribune to obtain an injunction relating to its intellectual property, shall be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any such controversy or claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis, and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. The arbitration shall be conducted in Tacoma, Washington, and judgment on the arbitration award may be entered into any court having jurisdiction thereof. Any such controversy or claim shall be brought to arbitration within one year of the date of alleged injury, regardless of any statute of limitations.
Notwithstanding any provision of the User Agreement, we reserve the right, without notice and in our sole discretion, to terminate any or all of the TheNewsTribune.com service and/or your license to use the TheNewsTribune.com service, or to block or prevent future access to and use of TheNewsTribune.com.
If any provision of the User Agreement shall be deemed unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this User Agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
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