SITE POLICY

Policy for acceptable use of the Lake Erie United Services and Content posted on the LakeErieUnited.com Website, your rights, obligations and restrictions regarding your use of the Lake Erie United Services.

Site Policy / Terms of Service (TOS)

Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available in our footer and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.

Log files are maintained and analyzed of all requests for files on this website's web servers. Log files do not capture personal information but do capture the user's IP address, which is automatically recognized by our web servers.

LakeErieUnited.com is a social networking service that allows Members to interact with each via forum posts and private messages and create unique personal profiles online in order to find and communicate with other fishermen. The services offered by LakeErieUnited.com ("LakeErieUnited.com" or "we") include the LakeErieUnited.com website (the "Lake Erie United Website"), the LakeErieUnited.com Discussion service, and any other features, content, or applications offered from time to time by LakeErieUnited.com in connection with the Lake Erie United ("LEU") Website. Lake Erie United Services are hosted in the U.S.

This Terms of Use Agreement ("Agreement") sets forth the legally binding terms for your use of the Lake Erie United Services. By using the Lake Erie United Services, you agree to be bound by this Agreement, whether you are a "Visitor" (which means that you simply browse the Lake Erie United Website) or you are a "Member" (which means that you have registered with LakeErieUnited.com). The term "User" refers to a Visitor or a Member. You are only authorized to use the Lake Erie United Services (regardless of whether your access or use is intended) if you agree to abide by all applicable laws and to this Agreement.

Read this Agreement carefully and save it. If you do not agree with it, you should leave the Lake Erie United Website and discontinue use of the Lake Erie Services immediately. If you wish to become a Member, communicate with other Members and make use of the Lake Erie United Services, you must read this Agreement and indicate your acceptance during the Registration process.

This Agreement includes LakeErieUnited.com's policy for acceptable use of the Lake Erie United Services and Content posted on the Lake Erie  United Website, your rights, obligations and restrictions regarding your use of the Lake Erie United Services and LakeErieUnited.com's Privacy Policies.

LakeErieUnited.com may modify this Agreement at any time and such modification shall be effective upon posting by LakeErieUnited.com on the Lake Erie United Website. You agree to be bound to any changes to this Agreement when you use the Lake Erie United Services after any such modification is posted. It is therefore important that you review this Agreement regularly to ensure you are updated as to any changes.

Please choose carefully the information you post on LakeErieUnited.com and that you provide to other Users. Your LakeErieUnited.com profile may not include the following items: telephone numbers, street addresses, last names, and any photographs containing nudity, or obscene, lewd, excessively violent, harassing, sexually explicit or otherwise objectionable subject matter. Despite this prohibition, information provided by other LakeErieUnited.com Members (for instance, in their Profile) may contain inaccurate, inappropriate, offensive or sexually explicit material, products or services, and LakeErieUnited.com assumes no responsibility or liability for this material. If you become aware of misuse of the Lake Erie United Services by any person, please contact Lake Erie United and report the offense.

LakeErieUnited.com reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to reject, refuse to post or remove any posting by you, or to restrict, suspend, or terminate your access to all or any part of the Lake Erie United Services at any time, for any or no reason, with or without prior notice, and without liability.
Lake Erie United expressly reserves the right to remove your profile and/or restrict, suspend, or terminate your access to any part of Lake Erie United Services if Lake Erie United determines, in its sole discretion, that you pose a threat to Lake Erie United and/or its Users.

1. Eligibility. Use of and Membership in the Lake Erie United Services is void where prohibited. By using the Lake Erie United Services, you represent and warrant that a) all registration information you submit is truthful and accurate; b) you will maintain the accuracy of such information; c) you are 18 years of age or older; d) you give Lake Erie United full rights to add or remove your email address to or from our email distribution list e) you agree to be entered into Lake Erie United giveaway and promotional campaigns and f) your use of the Lake Erie United Services does not violate any applicable law or regulation. Your profile may be deleted and your Membership may be terminated without warning, if we believe that you are under 18 years of age.

2. Term. This Agreement shall remain in full force and effect while you use the Lake Erie United Services or are a Member. You may terminate your Membership at any time, for any reason. LakeErieUnited.com may terminate your Membership at any time, without warning. Even after Membership is terminated, this Agreement will remain in effect.

3. Fees. You acknowledge that LakeErieUnited.com reserves the right to charge for the Lake Erie United Services and to change its fees from time to time in its discretion. If LakeErieUnited.com terminates your Membership because you have breached the Agreement, you shall not be entitled to the refund of any unused portion of subscription fees.

4. Password. When you sign up to become a Member, you will also be asked to choose a password. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password. You agree not to use the account, username, or password of another Member at any time or to disclose your password to any third party. You agree to notify LakeErieUnited.com immediately if you suspect any unauthorized use of your account or access to your password. You are solely responsible for any and all use of your account.

5. Non-commercial Use by Members. The Lake Erie United Services are for the personal use of Members only and may not be used in connection with any commercial endeavors except those that are specifically endorsed or approved by LakeErieUnited.com. Illegal and/or unauthorized use of the Lake Erie United Services, including collecting usernames and/or email addresses of Members by electronic or other means for the purpose of sending unsolicited email or unauthorized framing of or linking to the Lake Erie United Website is prohibited. Commercial advertisements, affiliate links, and other forms of solicitation may be removed from Member profiles and Blog Listing pages without notice and may result in termination of Membership privileges. Appropriate legal action can be taken for any illegal or unauthorized use of the Lake Erie United Services.

6. Proprietary Rights in Content on LakeErieUnited.com. Lake Erie United does not claim ownership of Content you submit or make available for inclusion on the Service. However, with respect to Content you submit or make available for inclusion on publicly accessible areas of the Service, you grant Lake Erie United the following worldwide, royalty-free and non-exclusive license(s), as applicable:

7. Content Posted.

8. Content/Activity Prohibited. The following is a partial list of the kind of Content that is illegal or prohibited to post on or through the Lake Erie United Services. LakeErieUnited.com reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in LakeErieUnited.com's sole discretion, violates this provision, including without limitation, removing the offending communication from the Lake Erie United Services and terminating the Membership of such violators. Prohibited Content includes, but is not limited to Content that, in the sole discretion of LakeErieUnited.com:

The following is a partial list of the kind of activity that is illegal or prohibited on the Lake Erie United Website and through your use of the Lake Erie United Services. LakeErieUnited.com reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in LakeErieUnited.com's sole discretion, violates this provision, including without limitation, reporting you to law enforcement authorities. Prohibited activity includes, but is not limited to:

9. Copyright Policy. You may not post, modify, distribute, or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information belonging to others without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights. It is the policy of LakeErieUnited.com to terminate Membership privileges of any Member who repeatedly infringes the copyright rights of others upon receipt of proper notification to LakeErieUnited.com by the copyright owner or the copyright owner's legal agent. Without limiting the foregoing, if you believe that your work has been copied and posted on the Lake Erie United Services in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our Copyright Agent with the following information: (i) an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; (ii) a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; (iii) a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Lake Erie United Services; (iv) your address, telephone number, and email address; (v) a written statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; (vi) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf. LakeErieUnited.com's Copyright Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement can be reached as follows: email: Chad@BlueEyeDesign.net.

10. Member Disputes. You are solely responsible for your interactions with other LakeErieUnited.com Members. LakeErieUnited.com reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other Members.

11. Disclaimers. LakeErieUnited.com is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate Content posted on the Lake Erie United Website or in connection with the Lake Erie United Services, whether caused by Users of the Lake Erie United Services or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Lake Erie United Services. Profiles created and posted by Members on the Lake Erie United Website may contain links to other websites. LakeErieUnited.com is not responsible for the Content, accuracy or opinions expressed on such websites, and such websites are in no way investigated, monitored or checked for accuracy or completeness by LakeErieUnited.com. Inclusion of any linked website on the Lake Erie United Services does not imply approval or endorsement of the linked website by LakeErieUnited.com. When you access these third-party sites, you do so at your own risk. LakeErieUnited.com takes no responsibility for third party advertisements that are posted on this Lake Erie United Website or through the Lake Erie United Services, nor does it take any responsibility for the goods or services provided by its advertisers. LakeErieUnited.com is not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, of any User of the Lake Erie United Services. LakeErieUnited.com assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, any User or Member communication. LakeErieUnited.com is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or players due to technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or on any of the Lake Erie United Services or combination thereof, including any injury or damage to Users or to any person's computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading materials in connection with the Lake Erie United Services. Under no circumstances shall LakeErieUnited.com be responsible for any loss or damage, including personal injury or death, resulting from use of the Lake Erie United Services, attendance at a LakeErieUnited.com event, from any Content posted on or through the Lake Erie United Services, or from the conduct of any Users of the Lake Erie United Services, whether online or offline. The Lake Erie United Services are provided "AS-IS" and as available and LakeErieUnited.com expressly disclaims any warranty of fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. LakeErieUnited.com cannot guarantee and does not promise any specific results from use of the Lake Erie United Services.

12. Limitation on Liability. IN NO EVENT SHALL LAKEERIEUNITED.COM BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFIT DAMAGES ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES, EVEN IF LAKEERIEUNITED.COM HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED HEREIN, LAKEERIEUNITED.COM'S LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF THE ACTION, WILL AT ALL TIMES BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT PAID, IF ANY, BY YOU TO LAKEERIEUNITED.COM FOR THE LAKEERIEUNITED SERVICES DURING THE TERM OF MEMBERSHIP.

13. U.S. Export Controls. Software available in connection with the Lake Erie United Services (the "Software") is further subject to United States export controls. No Software may be downloaded from the Lake Erie United Services or otherwise exported or re-exported in violation of U.S. export laws. Downloading or using the Software is at your sole risk.

14. Disputes. If there is any dispute about or involving the Lake Erie United Services, you agree that the dispute shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York, USA, without regard to conflict of law provisions and you agree to exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue in the state and federal courts of the United States located in the State of New York, City of Rochester. Either LakeErieUnited.com or you may demand that any dispute between LakeErieUnited.com and you about or involving the Lake Erie United Services must be settled by arbitration utilizing the dispute resolution procedures of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) in Rochester, New York, USA, provided that the foregoing shall not prevent LakeErieUnited.com from seeking injunctive relief in a court of competent jurisdiction.

15. Indemnity. You agree to indemnify and hold LakeErieUnited.com, its subsidiaries, and affiliates, and their respective officers, agents, partners and employees, harmless from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the Lake Erie United Services in violation of this Agreement and/or arising from a breach of this Agreement and/or any breach of your representations and warranties set forth above and/or if any Content that you post on the Lake Erie United Website or through the Lake Erie United Services causes LakeErieUnited.com to be liable to another.

16. Other. This Agreement is accepted upon your use of the Lake Erie United Website or any of the Lake Erie United Services and is further affirmed by you becoming a Member. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and LakeErieUnited.com regarding the use of the Lake Erie United Services. The failure of LakeErieUnited.com to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement shall not operate as a waiver of such right or provision. The section titles in this Agreement are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. This Agreement operates to the fullest extent permissible by law. If any provision of this Agreement is unlawful, void or unenforceable, that provision is deemed severable from this Agreement and does not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

Our Commitment to Children's Privacy
Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13.

Cookies
This website does not store any information that would, on its own, allow us to identify individual users of this service without their permission. Any cookies that may be used by this website are used either solely on a per session basis or to maintain user preferences. Cookies are not shared with any third parties.