This news and information publishing web site ("BIG VALLEY NEWS & PHOTO") is offered to you ("USER"), conditioned on your acceptance without modification of these Usage Policy. Your continued use of this Web site constitutes your agreement to this Usage Policy.
Because your privacy is important to us, BIG VALLEY NEWS & PHOTO operates by these principles:
We explicitly ask when we need information that personally identifies you ("Personal Information"). For example, BIG VALLEY NEWS & PHOTO asks you for your name, e-mail name and address when you register and use the custom interactive features of BIG VALLEY NEWS & PHOTO. We use your Personal Information to operate and personalize your experience with BIG VALLEY NEWS & PHOTO and other BIG VALLEY NEWS & PHOTO components, and we may occasionally inform you of new stories, features, services and products from BIG VALLEY NEWS & PHOTO.
To make sure that the Personal Information you provide to BIG VALLEY NEWS & PHOTO is correct and current, you may review and update this information at any time.
2.25 USE OF CHAT ROOMS AND OTHER COMMUNICATIONS FORUMS
This Web site contains chat rooms and other message or communication facilities (collectively, "Forums"). You agree to use the Forums only to send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Forum. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using a Forum, you will not:
Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
Publish, post, distribute or disseminate any defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful material or information.
Upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy or publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents.
Upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer.
Delete any author attributions, legal notices or proprietary designations or labels in any file that is uploaded.
Falsify the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded.
Advertise or offer to sell any goods or services, or conduct, forward or distribute surveys, contests, chain letters, or Spam mail.
Download any file posted by another user of a Forum that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner.
Falsify any information related to your name, address, email address or any other information BIG VALLEY NEWS & PHOTO may request in a registration process.
In addition, when prompted by BIG VALLEY NEWS & PHOTO to provide information about yourself (e.g., your name and email address), you agree that the information you provide is and will be accurate and current.
You acknowledge that all Forums are public and not private communications. You are solely responsible for the contents of your communications made through the Forums.
Further, you acknowledge that chats, postings, conferences and other communications by other users are not endorsed by BIG VALLEY NEWS & PHOTO, and such communications shall not be considered reviewed, screened or approved by BIG VALLEY NEWS & PHOTO. BIG VALLEY NEWS & PHOTO reserves the right for any reason to remove without notice any contents of the Forums received from users, including without limitation bulletin board postings. BIG VALLEY NEWS & PHOTO reserves the right to deny in its sole discretion any user access to BIG VALLEY NEWS & PHOTO Forums without notice.
2.5 PUBLIC OPINION POLLS
These polls are not scientific and reflects the opinions of only those Internet users who have chosen to participate. The results cannot be assumed to represent the opinions of BIG VALLEY NEWS & PHOTO or Internet users in general nor the public as a whole.
2.75 (RESERVED FOR FUTURE USE)
3.0 COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK NOTICES
All contents of this Web site are: Copyright © 1996 - 2012 BIG VALLEY NEWS & PHOTO and/or its suppliers, 1625 Howard Road #133, Suite C, Madera, California 93637 U.S.A. All rights reserved.
BIG VALLEY NEWS & PHOTO, MADERA ONLINE, BIGVALLEYNEWS.COM, BIGVALLEYPHOTOCOM, BIGVALLEYMEDIA.COM, VALLEYPIX.COM, MADERAPHOTO.COM, MADERAONLINE.COM, MADERAONLINE.NET, MADERAMOVIES.COM, SHOPMADERA.COM, and other names of BIG VALLEY NEWS & PHOTO products and/or services referenced herein are trademarks of BIG VALLEY MEDIA..
3.25 PERSONAL AND NONCOMMERCIAL USE LIMITATION
BIG VALLEY NEWS & PHOTO is for your personal and noncommercial use. You may not copy, print, modify, distribute, broadcast, display, perform, create derivative works from, transfer or sell any information, photos, stories, products or services obtained from BIG VALLEY NEWS & PHOTO with out written permission from Big Valley Media.
Photos used on or taken by BIG VALLEY NEWS & PHOTO can be purchased for noncommercial use via the website for a nominal fee.
3.50 SITE OWNERSHIP
BIG VALLEY NEWS & PHOTO is solely owned and designed by Big Valley Media. BIG VALLEY NEWS & PHOTO is not an Internet provider, nor are we affiliated in any way with any Internet providers. No Internet providers maintain editorial control over the content published on BIG VALLEY NEWS & PHOTO.
3.75 FEATURE STORIES
BIG VALLEY NEWS & PHOTO has entered into a non-exclusive agreement with several artists, authors or publishing firms to run their cartoons, stories and editorials on our service. The copyrights for those stories are maintained by the creator or publisher of the material.
4.0 NO UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USE
As a condition of your use of this Web site, you warrant to BIG VALLEY NEWS & PHOTO that you will not use this Web site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Usage Policy.
5.0 NEWSWORTHINESS, PUBLIC INTEREST
BIG VALLEY NEWS & PHOTO is a news and information publishing web site. BIG VALLEY NEWS & PHOTO provides a venue for the display of newsworthy photographs of sports and community events by its photographers. BIG VALLEY NEWS & PHOTO primary interest in the display of such photographs is to inform the public, through photographs, about sports and community events. The sale of photographic products or commercial licensing of images displayed on the BIG VALLEY NEWS & PHOTO or MADERA PHOTO sites is incidental to the mission of BIG VALLEY NEWS & PHOTO to inform the public about sports and community events though its data, editorial content and images.
6.0 LISTINGS IN THE BUSINESS DIRECTORY
Information contained in the business directory has been prepared with great care, but we can not guarantee it is complete, or in all cases, correct. We are not responsible for any claim, loss, damage or liability which may result from the use of this listing. We do not check to determine the legal, contractual or other right to the use of any name or address listed herein. Each listing party assumes full responsibility for the directory listing, name and address. If there are any errors in the listing, please report them to the webmaster, so they can be corrected.
7.0 SOFTWARE AVAILABLE ON THIS WEB SITE
Software that is made available to download from BIG VALLEY NEWS & PHOTO ("Software") is the copyrighted work of BIG VALLEY NEWS & PHOTO and/or its suppliers. Your use of the Software is governed by the terms of the end user license agreement, if any, which accompanies or is included with the Software ("License Agreement"). You may not install or use any Software that is accompanied by or includes a License Agreement unless you first agree to the License Agreement terms. For any Software not accompanied by a License Agreement, BIG VALLEY NEWS & PHOTO hereby grants to you, the user, a personal, nontransferable license to use the Software for viewing and otherwise using this Web site in accordance with these terms and conditions, and for no other purpose. Please note that all Software, including without limitation all HTML code and custom programming contained in this Web site, is owned by BIG VALLEY NEWS & PHOTO and/or its suppliers and is protected by copyright laws and international treaty provisions. Any reproduction or redistribution of the Software is expressly prohibited by law and may result in severe civil and criminal penalties. Violators will be prosecuted to the maximum extent possible.
WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, COPYING OR REPRODUCTION OF THE SOFTWARE TO ANY OTHER SERVER OR LOCATION FOR FURTHER REPRODUCTION OR REDISTRIBUTION IS EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED. SOFTWARE IS WARRANTED, IF AT ALL, ONLY ACCORDING TO THE TERMS OF THE LICENSE AGREEMENT.
You acknowledge that the Software, and any accompanying documentation and/or technical information, is subject to applicable export control laws and regulations of the
8.0 LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES
This Web site may contain hyperlinks to Web sites operated by parties other than BIG VALLEY NEWS & PHOTO. Such hyperlinks are provided for your reference only. BIG VALLEY NEWS & PHOTO does not control such Web sites and is not responsible for their contents. BIG VALLEY NEWS & PHOTO's inclusion of hyperlinks to such Web sites does not imply any endorsement of the material on such Web sites or any association with their operators.
8.5 (RESERVED FOR FUTURE USE)
9.0 LIABILITY DISCLAIMER
THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES PUBLISHED ON THIS WEB SITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. BIG VALLEY NEWS & PHOTO AND/OR ITS RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THIS WEB SITE AT ANY TIME.
BIG VALLEY NEWS & PHOTO AND/OR ITS RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY OF THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES CONTAINED ON THIS WEB SITE OR OBTAINED FROM OR THROUGH THE USE OF ANY SERVICES AVAILABLE ON THIS WEB SITE FOR ANY PURPOSE. ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. BIG VALLEY NEWS & PHOTO AND/OR ITS RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL BIG VALLEY NEWS & PHOTO AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF THIS WEB SITE OR WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THIS WEB SITE, OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES OBTAINED THROUGH THIS WEB SITE, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THIS WEB SITE, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF BIG VALLEY NEWS & PHOTO OR ANY OF ITS SUPPLIERS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME STATES/JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
10.0 SERVICE CONTACT
BIG VALLEY NEWS & PHOTO does not exist in the brick and mortar world. We are a true Internet company that performs all of it's functions electronically. We do not maintain a traditional office and can only be contacted by email, phone or via the US Mail.
11.0 MODIFICATION OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS
BIG VALLEY NEWS & PHOTO reserves the right to change the terms, conditions and notices under which this Web site is offered at any time.
This agreement is governed by the laws of the State of
BIG VALLEY NEWS & PHOTO's performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of BIG VALLEY NEWS & PHOTO's right to comply with law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of this Web site or information provided to or gathered by BIG VALLEY NEWS & PHOTO with respect to such use. If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect.
This agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the user and BIG VALLEY NEWS & PHOTO with respect to this Web site and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between the user and BIG VALLEY NEWS & PHOTO with respect to this Web site. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. Fictitious names of companies, products, people, characters and/or data that may be used herein are not intended to represent any real individual, company, product or event. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.
"Never pick a fight with someone who buys ink
by the barrel and paper by the roll."
Mark Twain, American writer (1835-1910)
"Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of the press"
UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION - AMENDMENT 1
"Be careful that no one is deprived of the grace of God and that no root of bitterness should begin to grow and make trouble; this can poison a whole community."
THE BIBLE - HEB 12:15