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This Agreement, which incorporates by reference other provisions applicable to use of Gant Media sites, including, but not limited to, supplemental terms and conditions set forth in governing the use of certain specific material contained in gantnews.com, sets forth the terms and conditions that apply to use of gantnews.com by Subscriber. By using Gant Media sites (other than to read this Agreement for the first time), Subscriber agrees to comply with all of the terms and conditions hereof. The right to use gantnews.com is personal to Subscriber and is not transferable to any other person or entity. Subscriber is responsible for all use of Subscriber’s Account (under any screen name or password) and for ensuring that all use of Subscriber’s Account complies fully with the provisions of this Agreement. Subscriber shall be responsible for protecting the confidentiality of Subscriber’s password(s), if any.
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Gant Media shall have the right at any time to change or modify the terms and conditions applicable to Subscriber’s use of Gant Media sites, or any part thereof, or to impose new conditions, including, but not limited to, adding fees and charges for use. Such changes, modifications, additions or deletions shall be effective immediately upon notice thereof, which may be given by means including, but not limited to, posting onGant Media sites, or by electronic or conventional mail, or by any other means by which Subscriber obtains notice thereof. Any use of Gant Media sites by Subscriber after such notice shall be deemed to constitute acceptance by Subscriber of such changes, modifications or additions.
Subscriber Member Conduct
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Rules of Conduct: Registered Member Comments, Social Media Comments, Letters to the Editor
All member-contributed resources, user profiles, social media posts and submissions to the Editor are moderated by the GANT News Team. Any contribution that does not meet these rules of conduct will be removed.
Access Permissions: Comment areas on gantnews.com are limited to registered users. You must be at least 18 years old to become a registered user. If you are not at least 18, you will be removed from the registered area(s). As a term of registration, you agree that any information provided to us will be complete and accurate, that you will not register under the name of, nor attempt to enter the site under the name of, another person, and that you will not adopt a user name that Gant Media, in its sole discretion, deems offensive.
Comments and contributions to member’s area and social media pages should be succinct, and relevant to discussion or forum topic.
All comments, social media posts and Letters to the Editor should be civil, polite and in good taste. We will not censor members for expressing an opinion within the limits of these Rules of Conduct.
Member comments or social media page posts may not be used to post, transmit or provide hyperlinks or pointers to material that is knowingly false and/or defamatory; contain ad hominem attacks, misleading, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening or invasive of a person’s privacy; that otherwise violates any law; or that encourages conduct constituting a criminal offense.
Members may not be used to post, transmit or provide hyperlinks to content that promote one’s business, product or service or does not address the story topic. Members may include text-only references to relevant resources.
User names that might be deemed abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person’s privacy, or otherwise inappropriate are not allowed and will be removed. This also applies to email addresses, tags, and profile information.
User names that are intended to mislead others will be removed. Such nicknames include but are not limited to using nicknames that impersonate competitors, other community members, government employees, elected officials, or any other individual or entity.
To protect the privacy of members, and the privacy of others, members may not include anyone’s personal information or personally identifiable information such as names, addresses, phone numbers or e-mail addresses, or social security numbers in any forum, social media page, or other member contributed area.
Intellectual property: Comment areas and social media pages may not be used to post material that is protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary right without the express permission of the owner(s) of said copyright, trademark or other proprietary right. Pursuant to federal law, government-produced materials appearing on Business.gov are not copyright protected. The United States Government may receive and hold copyrights transferred to it by assignment, bequest, or otherwise.
Spam: Posting the same message,to multiple comment areas is considered spam and will be removed. Duplicate messages may be deleted or consolidated by a Moderator. No writer will be published more than once every 30 days on the same subject. We reserve the right to accept or reject any post, comment or submission for publication, and also to edit for grammar, length and accuracy. All non-registered member submissions must list the author’s name, address and telephone number for verification purposes.
Abusive and harassing behavior or any actions that violate these Rules of Conduct may result in suspension of your ability to post to member-contributed areas and social media pages. Member suspensions may be appealed to the editor.
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