Terms Of Use

This Site is made available to you, subject to the following Terms of Service (“TOS”), which may be updated or modified from time to time without notice to you. The Site reserves the right to change the TOS at any time in its discretion and to notify users of any such changes solely by changing the TOS. Your continued use of any portion of the Site after the posting of any amended TOS shall constitute your agreement to be bound by any such changes.  In addition, when using particular features of the Site, you shall be subject to any posted guidelines or rules applicable to such features which may be posted and modified from time to time. All such guidelines or rules are hereby incorporated by this reference into the TOS. Any new features later added to the Site that augment or enhance the current Site shall be subject to the TOS.  References in the TOS to statelinebusiness.com include the Beloit Daily newspaper (the “Newspaper”), its parent, subsidiary and affiliate companies. The “Site” refers to the statelinebusiness.com website, and all such pages, information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages or other materials and content on the Site.
You understand and agree that the Site is provided “AS-IS” and that the owners and operators of the Site assume no responsibility for the timeliness, deletion, misdelivery or failure to store any user communications or personalization settings.
In order to use the Site, you must obtain access to the World Wide Web, either directly or through devices that access web-based content, and pay any service fees associated with such access. In addition, you must provide all equipment necessary to make such connection to the World Wide Web, including a computer and modem or other access device, and you assume the entire cost of all necessary maintenance or repair relating to such equipment.
All information, content, services and software displayed on, transmitted through, or used in connection with the Site, including but not limited to news articles, reviews, directories, guides, text, photographs, images, illustrations, audio clips, video, html, source and object code, trademarks, logos, and the like, as well as its selection, layout and arrangement (collectively, the “Content”), is owned by the Newspaper, and its affiliated companies, licensors and suppliers. The Newspaper, its affiliated companies, licensors and suppliers, exclusively own all right, title and interest (including but not limited to all copyright interest) to such Content, with All Rights Reserved. You may use the Content solely for your occasional personal, non-commercial use, provided you do not remove any trademark, copyright or other notice from such Content. No other use is permitted without our prior written permission. The permitted use described in this Paragraph is contingent on your compliance at all times with the TOS. You must abide by all additional copyright notices, information, or restrictions contained in any Content accessed through the Site.
The Site has been specially designed for presentation of Content in a unique format and appearance to our users. We are concerned about the integrity of our Site when it is viewed in a setting created by a third party that includes advertising or other materials that we have not authorized to be displayed with our Site. Without limiting the provisions of the above paragraph, neither you nor any third party shall make use of the Content in any manner that constitutes an infringement of our rights, including copyright. You may not, for example, republish any portion of the Content on any Internet, Intranet or extranet site or incorporate the Content in, or use the Content to construct any database, compilation or archive. You may not modify, sell, publish, transmit, display or otherwise use in any public or commercial manner any portion of the Content. You may not frame or utilize framing techniques that involve any Content or portion of the Site or suggest any relationship between our Site and you without our express written consent. You may not scrape our Content or Site. You agree not to: decompile, reverse engineer or disassemble any software or other products or processes accessible through the Site, or insert any code or product or manipulate the Content or Site in any way that affects the user’s experience, or use any data mining, data gathering, or data mining extraction method with respect to the Content or Site, or use any cancelbots or Trojan horse in connection with your use of the Site.
Should you send the Site any materials, ideas, or content of any nature, including but not limited to photographs and documents (collectively, “User Submission”), you do so with the understanding no additional consideration of any sort will be provided to you, and you are hereby waiving any claim against the Site, its owners, operators and their affiliates and related entities regarding the Use (as defined below) of any User Submission.
For any User Submission, you hereby grant the Site, its owners, operators and their affiliates and related entities, a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, copy, modify, display, archive, store, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works from such User Submission (or any part thereof), in any form, media, software or technology of any kind now existing or developed in the future (collectively, “Use”). Without limiting the generality of the previous sentence, you hereby authorize the Site to share any User Submission in whole or in part with all affiliated companies and web sites, to include any User Submission in whole or in part in a searchable format accessible by users of the Site and other companies and web sites, and to use in our discretion your name and any other information in connection with any Use of any User Submission you provide. You also hereby grant the Site and its owners, operators and their affiliates the right to Use any material, information, ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in any User Submission you send to us for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to developing, manufacturing and marketing products or services. All rights in this paragraph are granted without the need for additional compensation of any sort to you.
By providing any User Submission or communicating with the Site, including, for example, communication on any bulletin board, forum, message or chat area, posting any content, placing any advertisement, entering any sweepstakes, etc., you represent and warrant: (1) you own or otherwise have all necessary rights to any User Submission you provide and the rights to Use it and provide it to us as provided in the TOS; (2) all information you provide is true, accurate, current and complete, and does not violate the TOS; and, (3) any Use of any User Submission provided by you will not cause injury to or violate the rights of any person or entity.
The Site reserves the right at any time to charge fees for access to any portion of the Site or the Site as a whole. Such fees, if any, will be posted in appropriate locations on the Site.
Recognizing the global nature of the Internet, you agree to comply with all local rules regarding online conduct and acceptable Content. Specifically, you agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside.
You agree to indemnify and hold the Site, its owners and operators and their affiliates, officers, agents, co-branders or other partners, and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including but not limited to reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your access or use of the Site (including but not limited to any Content obtained through the Site), your connection to the Site, your violation of the TOS, your violation of applicable law, or any rights of another, or any User Submission provided by you to the Site (including but not limited to any subsequent Use by the Site). You shall cooperate as fully as reasonably required in the defense of any such claim.
You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of the Site, use of the Site, or access to the Site.
The Site reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify, restrict, suspend or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Site (or any part thereof) with or without notice or liability. You hereby agree that the Site shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, restriction, suspension or discontinuance of the Site (nor any part thereof). In addition, the Site may at any time transfer rights or obligations hereunder to any affiliate or business unit, or any of their affiliated companies or divisions, or any entity that acquires the Site or any of its assets.
You agree that the Site, in its sole discretion, may terminate your password, account (or any part thereof) or use of the Site, and remove and discard any Content within the Site, for any reason, including, without limitation, for lack of use or if the Site believes in its sole discretion that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of the TOS. You hereby agree that any termination of your access to the Site under any provision of the TOS may be effected without prior notice, and hereby acknowledge and agree that the Site may immediately deactivate or delete your account and all related information and/or bar any further access to the Site. Further, you hereby agree that the owners and operators of the Site shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination of your access to the Site.

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