Terms of Service

Georgia Outdoor News, Inc. on www.gon.com and related sites provides online services, including websites, applications, platforms, forums, and user-generated content without limitations (Services).

Please read these Terms of Use carefully before using any Services. By accessing or using, you agree to comply. By using Services or by clicking a box that states that you accept or agree to these terms, you signify your agreement to these terms. If you do not agree to these terms, you may not use Services. A parent or guardian must provide consent to your child’s registration with any Services, and you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use. We may add, delete or modify Services at any time at our discretion. We may change this Agreement, and if a change is unacceptable, you must stop use of the Services. Use of the Services after the effective date of change constitutes acceptance. Any new features that become available will be part of the Services, and your use of them will be governed by our Terms of Use.

Protected Content & Use of Services

Just because it’s on the Internet, content created and/or owned by others is not free to use. The Services and all included Content on www.gon.com and related sites are owned by Georgia Outdoor News, Inc. Other than very limited use strictly governed by the Fair Use Doctrine, demonstrated clearly by U.S. Copyright law, no Content shall be copied, republished, or distributed in any way unless written permission is expressly granted by agents of Georgia Outdoor News, Inc. Access to the Services including all content is provided for information and personal use only. Commercial use is prohibited by law. When using the Services, you agree to comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws including copyright law. You may not remove, alter, cover, or distort any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary rights notice on the Services or Content; circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security features of the Services including any features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any content or enforce limitations on the use of the Services or Service Content; collect or harvest any personally identifiable information from the Services including user names, passwords, or e-mail addresses; solicit our users to join or become members of any commercial online service or other organization without our prior written approval; attempt to or interfere with the proper working of the Services or impair, overburden, or disable the same; encourage, or engage in, conduct that violates any local, state or federal law, either civil or criminal, or impersonate another user, person, or use another person’s registration without permission; or engage in any conduct that restricts or inhibits any other user, person or entity from using or enjoying the Services. You agree to fully cooperate any investigation of suspected activity that is in violation of our Terms of Use.

User Registration

Some features of the Services are limited to registered users of the sites. Registered users must provide true, accurate and complete information in required fields during registration. You will create a user name and password, which may permit access to Services not available to other users. You are responsible for safeguarding and maintaining the confidentiality of your user name and password, and you are responsible for any and all activity that occurs under your Registration.

User Content

Some Services provided by Georgia Outdoor News, Inc. allow users to submit content not limited to posting messages, comments, images, and videos. Content submitted by a User grants Georgia Outdoor News, Inc. rights and license for use on Services, and User waives any claims in any jurisdiction to copyright or so-called “moral rights” or rights of “droit moral” with respect to the User Content. We cannot guarantee confidentiality with respect to User Content. You are expressly forbidden from submitting User Content protected by copyright, trademark, patent, or other right without the express permission of another owner. You are solely liable for any damage resulting from your failure to obtain such permission or from any other harm resulting from User Content that you submit. You will not submit any User Content that impersonates another or is unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, vulgar, obscene, profane, pornographic, or otherwise objectionable;

 encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any law; is an advertisement for goods or services or a solicitation of funds; includes personal information such as messages which identify phone numbers, social security numbers, account numbers, addresses, or employer references;

 or contains a formula, instruction, or advice that could cause harm or injury. Any conduct by a user that in our sole discretion restricts or inhibits any other user from using or enjoying the Services will not be permitted. We reserve the right to display advertisements in connection with your User Content and to use your User Content for advertising and promotional purposes. You acknowledge and agree that your User Content may be included on the websites and advertising networks.

 We have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor User Content. We have the right in our sole discretion and for any reason whatsoever to edit, refuse to post, remove, or disable access to any User Content.

Disclaimers

You agree use of Services is at your sole risk. THE INFORMATION, CONTENT AND MATERIALS ON THE SITES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WE GIVE NO REPRESENTATION AND WARRANTY IN RESPECT OF SUCH INFORMATION, CONTENT AND MATERIALS. IN PARTICULAR, WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN INFORMATION, CONTENT AND MATERIALS ON THE SITES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, SUBMISSIONS) ARE ACCURATE, COMPLETE OR CURRENT OR WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE SITES OR THE SERVERS OR ANY SOFTWARE OR OTHER DEVICE THAT MAKES SUCH INFORMATION, CONTENT AND MATERIALS AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. MOREOVER, YOU ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION. WE DO NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF ANY INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES CONTAINED ON OR OFFERED, MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH, OR OTHERWISE RELATED IN ANY WAY TO THE SITES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, SUBMISSIONS, OR ANY THIRD PARTY SITES OR SERVICES LINKED TO FROM ANY OF THE SITES IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, RELIABILITY, SAFETY OR OTHERWISE. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. PLEASE NOTE, HOWEVER, THAT THIS DOES NOT AFFECT YOUR STATUTORY RIGHTS AS A CONSUMER. YOUR SOLE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SERVICES INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE SERVICE CONTENT IS TO STOP USING THE SERVICES.

Jurisdiction and Venue

These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Georgia. Any proceedings against Georgia Outdoor News, Inc. that may arise out of or be in any way related to our Services or Terms of Use shall be brought exclusively in the state and federal courts located in Athens, Georgia. You waive any jurisdictional, venue, or inconvenient forum objections to such courts. We make no representation that information, content and materials on the Services, including User Content, are appropriate or available for use in any particular location. If you choose to access the Services you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with all applicable laws including any applicable local laws.

Termination

We may terminate these Terms of Use in respect to your use or access to Services at our discretion. Georgia Outdoor News, Inc. may restrict, suspend or terminate your access to and use of the Services immediately and without notice or liability, with or without cause. You may terminate these Terms of Use by ceasing to use or access Services. Termination is your sole right and exclusive remedy if you are not satisfied with the Services. Upon the effective date of any such termination, your right to access and use the Services shall immediately cease.

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