Exploring the Ozarks Outdoors: freshare.net

Terms of Service

freshare is a web site operated by Robert J. Korpella.  The site depends on content (writing, articles, video casts, audio casts, images and more) contributed by its members so we need to establish some rules for members and for freshare:

First of all, we are concerned about the safety and privacy of children, so we do not knowingly permit children under the age of 13 to become members of the website.  If we are made aware that someone under age has joined as a member, we have to remove their membership from our site.  But we will welcome them back after they reach 13.

In order to submit content to the site, you have to register as a member.  Anything you post is warranted by you to be your own original work and that it doesn’t infringe on anyone else’s copyright or privacy and that it is not slanderous or libelous in nature.  Members alone are responsible for the content they post and you agree that freshare has no liability and will be held harmless for anything you as a member post or for what is posted on the site.

By the way, a few more things we cannot allow is any content that:
(a) is fraudulent;
(b) is designed to interrupt or destroy computer software or hardware;
(c) interferes with or disrupts the website;
(d) infringes on any trademark, copyright, or the proprietary rights of others;
(e) is offensive or harassing to the YourPanorama online community, such as content that promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual;
(f) involves the transmission of junk mail, chain letters or spam;
(g) is false or misleading, or promotes illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous;
(h) contains restricted or password only access pages, or hidden pages or images (those not linked to or from another accessible page);
(i) displays pornographic or sexually explicit material of any kind;
(j) provides material that exploits people in a sexual or violent manner, or solicits personal information from anyone under 18;
(k) provides instructional information about illegal activities such as but not limited to:  making or buying illegal weapons, violating someone’s privacy, or providing or creating computer viruses;
(l) violates any applicable local, state, national, or international law.

Robert J, Korpella gets to decide in his sole discretion if any content violates any rules of this agreement.  At the minimum, we will remove the content from freshare but we could also expel the member and notify authorities if deemed necessary.

The website is protected by copyright as a collective work or compilation under the copyright laws of the United States and other countries.  All individual articles, content and other elements comprising this website are also the copyrighted works of individuals.  You must abide by all copyright notices or restrictions contained on the website.  Members need to be aware that visitors to the site can make a printed copy of any content or email a link or the content itself to others.  Doing so only grants the use of that content for non-commercial, private purposes.

By posting content to the website, you grant, and you warrant that you have the right to grant Robert J. Korpella a non-exclusive, worldwide license to use, edit and publish the content.  You agree and understand that Robert J. Korpella will sell advertising on the site including but not limited to: Google AdSense, affiliate programs and banner ads.

Our lawyers insist on this part:
You agree to indemnify and hold Robert J. Korpella, his subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, shareholders, partners, vendors, agents, and employees harmless from any loss, liability, claim, demand, damages, losses, costs including reasonable attorneys’ fees or other expenses, made by any third party due to or arising directly or indirectly out of your failure to fulfill any obligations relating to your account incurred by you or any other person using your account or your violation of any term of this agreement or any intellectual property, privacy, publicity, or other right of any person or entity.

This Agreement and the relationship between you and freshare shall be governed by the laws of the State of Missouri without regard to its conflict of laws provisions, as such laws are applied to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within Missouri between Missouri residents.  You and freshare agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the State of Missouri.

And for your protection:
If you believe that your work has been copied and posted on freshare in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please let us know in writing by sending details to:

Effective Date:  March, 2007; Modified March, 2009.

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