Terms of Service (“Terms”)
Last updated: September 20th, 2017
Please read these Terms of Service (“Terms”, “Terms of Service”) carefully before using the http://www.SpringfieldILExposed.com/ website (the “Service”) SpringfieldILExposed.com (“us”, “we”, or “our”).
Your access to and use of the Service is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. These Terms apply to all visitors, users and others who access or use the Service.
By accessing or using the Service you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you disagree with any part of the terms then you may not access the Service.
To use this website, you must be at least 14 years old. If you are age 13 or younger, use of this site is strictly prohibited.
This website is operated by independent technical contractors in the country of Netherlands. All records are maintained on our data servers located in the country of Netherlands. While Exposed Publishing, NFP employs a staff throughout the United States, Exposed Publishing, NFP no longer operates this website, and has no authority to compel records or actions from a foreign jurisdiction.
The purpose of this website is to allow our users to exercise their rights under the First Amendment. This means you can use this site to share your thoughts, views, comments, stories and opinions with the world. However, the rights established by the First Amendment are not unlimited. We therefore require you to comply with the following standards:
— Submissions must be factually true. Publishing false statements can, depending on other factors, subject the author to significant civil and/or criminal liability. Only post factually true information, or matters of personal opinion which are clearly identified as such.
— By posting any content on SpringfieldILExposed.com, you represent and warrant that your submission is factually true, and not unlawful (i.e., not an invasion of privacy).
— Submissions must be fair and not misleading. For example, if someone was arrested for a crime and the charges were later dropped or the defendant was found not guilty, you should include that information in your post. In other words, don’t leave out important details that make your story misleading.
— Submissions should contain your real contact info (name/email). As a general rule, we will protect the identity of our users to the fullest extent permitted by law, but we may be required to release information when served with a valid subpoena or court order. If you are extremely concerned about protecting your identity, it is OK to use a pseudonym.
You must also comply with the following standards:
— Do not post false, defamatory, or otherwise unlawful material. You are legally responsible for your words, so please don’t lie.
— Do not post material that violates another person’s intellectual property rights (copyrights, etc.).
— Do not post nudity, pornography or obscenity, including but not limited to “revenge porn”.
— Refrain from profanity/vulgarity.
— Do not post threats of violence/harm.
— Do not post images of minor children except when relevant to the story (i.e., a kidnapping case).
— Do not post hate speech such as comments attacking other people for their sexual orientation, gender identity, race, religion, national origin, or physical/mental disability, except when necessary to the story (i.e., “Can you believe Donald Trump said the following things about this group of people….?”)
— Do not bully or harass anyone (criticism is OK when warranted, but please exercise restraint and common decency).
— NEVER encourage any form of self-harm (cutting/suicide, etc.)
Resolution of Complaints Regarding Inappropriate Content
As a matter of policy, SpringfieldILExposed.com will remove any content from this site that we determine, in our sole editorial discretion, to be unlawful, obscene, inappropriate, or unduly offensive. Although we reserve the right to make exceptions from our own policies at any time and for any reason, content removal will generally comply with the standards described on our Legal FAQ page. It is our policy to comply with any valid/lawful court orders, however we can’t promise that we will always comply with every order or judgment we receive. Also, to avoid any confusion caused by cases such as Barnes v. Yahoo!, Inc., 570 F.3d 1096 (9th Cir. 2009), nothing in our Terms of Service may be construed as a promise to remove any content.
We can and will remove content that we believe, in our sole editorial discretion, should not be on our site. However, unless you have obtained a valid court order proving that something in a post is false, please do NOT ask us to remove content on the grounds that it is false. We are not the truth police and will not remove content just because someone has made an unverified claim that a post is false. Disputes over the accuracy of content posted on SpringfieldILExposed.com should be resolved in court between the author of the post and the subject of the post. It is not necessary, and not appropriate, to name Exposed Publishing, NFP or any of it’s staff, as a party in such a case.
Notwithstanding the above, the images, text, documents, comments and graphics published on SpringfieldILExposed.com are NOT verified for accuracy by Exposed Publishing, NFP, or it’s staff. SpringfieldILExposed.com does not fact-check posts or comments submitted by users and cannot ensure the accuracy of any content presented on SpringfieldILExposed.com by third parties. Content appearing on this site may contain rumors, speculation, assumptions, opinions and other unverified information from our users. Because they are not verified, postings may contain erroneous or inaccurate information. Exposed Publishing, NFP makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy, completeness or authenticity of the information or opinions appearing on SpringfieldILExposed.com. Exposed Publishing, NFP. does not endorse, adopt, or ratify the opinions or views of third parties expressed on this site or on any other linked sites.
Grant Of Exclusive Rights
By posting material on SpringfieldILExposed.com, you grant to Exposed Publishing, NFP. an irrevocable, perpetual, fully-paid, worldwide exclusive license to use, copy, perform, display and distribute such information and content and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such information and content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing.
You represent and warrant that the Content you submit is an original work by you, that you own or control 100% of the rights in and to your Content and the rights granted to SpringfieldILExposed.com in this license, and such rights are and shall be free and clear of any and all claims, rights and obligations; and that you have the right to grant to SpringfieldILExposed.com the rights granted to us in this license, you do not require the consent of any third party and that there is no contract with any third party that could in any way interfere with SpringfieldILExposed.com’s rights under this license or require any payment to be made to anyone by SpringfieldILExposed.com.
You hereby expressly waive, to the fullest extent permitted by law, any so-called ‘moral rights’ which may now or may hereafter be recognized by legislative enactment or otherwise at law or in equity with respect to the Content.
Although we reserve the right to remove content at any time and for any reason, we generally do not remove content when asked by a person claiming to be the original author. We cannot verify claims of authorship and therefore will usually not remove content merely because a person claiming to be the original author asks us to remove something.
Responsibility for Unlawful Content
Except for comments written in bold and signed “-(INITIAL)“, all written submissions on this site are opinions of third parties and not of Exposed Publishing, NFP. Exposed Publishing, NFP. is not responsible for, and does not endorse, verify, or ratify any of the written opinions and/or content submitted by third parties.
For more information regarding our legal policies, please read our Legal FAQ page.
Notice of Availability of Parental Control Protections
Federal law, specifically 47 U.S.C. § 230(d), requires the provider of an “interactive computer service” (such as a website) to “notify [each] customer that parental control protections (such as computer hardware, software, or filtering services) are commercially available that may assist the customer in limiting access to material that is harmful to minors.”
Pursuant to this requirement, if you are a parent and you are interested in obtaining commercial tools to help you limit access to material that is harmful to minors, you can find a list of such tools here: PCMag.com – The Best Parental Control Software for 2016.
NOTE – SpringfieldILExposed.com has no relationship with either PCMag.com or with any of the software vendors mentioned in this article. We do not endorse or recommend any specific parental control software, product, or service.
We may terminate or suspend access to our Service immediately, without prior notice or liability, for any reason whatsoever, including without limitation if you breach the Terms.All provisions of the Terms which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.
We may terminate or suspend your account immediately, without prior notice or liability, for any reason whatsoever, including without limitation if you breach the Terms.
Upon termination, your right to use the Service will immediately cease. If you wish to terminate your account, you may simply discontinue using the Service.
All provisions of the Terms which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.
Upon terminating your viewing of these materials or upon the termination of this license, you must destroy any downloaded materials in your possession whether in electronic or printed format. Exposed Publishing, NFP will treat any further activity by a terminated user on Exposed Publishing, NFP’s website as intentional and unauthorized access to Exposed Publishing NFP’s protected computer network.
The materials on this web site are provided “as is”. Exposed Publishing, NFP makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, Exposed Publishing, NFP does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its Internet web site or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site.
Revisions and Errata
The materials appearing on SpringfieldILExposed.com’s web site could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. SpringfieldILExposed.comdoes not warrant that any of the materials on its web site are accurate, complete, or current. SpringfieldILExposed.com may make changes to the materials contained on its web site at any time without notice. SpringfieldILExposed.com does not, however, make any commitment to update the materials.
You will resolve any claim, cause of action or dispute (claim) you have with us arising out of or relating to these Terms or Exposed Publishing NFP exclusively in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri or a state court located in St Charles County Missouri, and you agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purpose of litigating all such claims.
You agree to hold Exposed Publishing, NFP as a corporation liable directly and indirectly for the actions of its employees, officers, agents, and volunteers when their actions are in connection to their duties as assigned or by the Corporation’s Bylaws.
These Terms shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Missouri, United States, without regard to its conflict of law provisions.
Our failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be considered a waiver of those rights. If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable by a court, the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in effect.
These Terms constitute the entire agreement between us regarding our Service, and supersede and replace any prior agreements we might have between us regarding the Service.
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms at any time. If a revision is material we will try to provide at least 30 days notice prior to any new terms taking effect. What constitutes a material change will be determined at our sole discretion.
By continuing to access or use our Service after those revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised terms. If you do not agree to the new terms, please stop using the Service.
When Content hosted on Exposed Publishing NFP’s servers in the U.S., said content is regulated by U.S. law. Accordingly, pursuant to Section 230(c) of the Communications Decency Act, Exposed Publishing NFP’s policy is not to remove allegedly defamatory material from our servers unless the material has been found to be defamatory by a court, as evidenced by a court order. Exposed Publishing NFP is not a publisher of User content and we are not in a position to investigate the veracity of individual defamation claims. We rely on the legal system and the courts to determine whether or not material is indeed defamatory. In any case in which a court order indicates that material is defamatory, libelous, or slanderous in nature, we will disable access to the material. Similarly, in any case in which a U.S. court has placed an injunction against specified content or material being made available, we will comply and remove or disable access to the material in question.
If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us.