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You shall be solely responsible for your own submissions and the consequences of posting or publishing them. In connection with each of your submissions, you affirm, represent, and/or warrant that: (i) you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to use and authorize KFM to use all patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights in and to any and all such submissions to enable inclusion and use of such submissions in the manner contemplated by KFM and this User Agreement; and (ii) you have the written consent, release, and/or permission of each and every identifiable individual person in such submissions to use the name or likeness of each and every such identifiable individual person to enable inclusion and use of such submissions in the manner contemplated by KFM and this User Agreement.
In furtherance of the foregoing, you agree that you will not: (i) submit material that is copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third party proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from their rightful owner to post the material and to grant KFM all of the rights granted herein; (ii) publish falsehoods or misrepresentations that could damage KFM or any third party; (iii) submit material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, libelous, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, violate any law, or is otherwise inappropriate; or (iv) post advertisements or solicitations of business.
KFM reserves the right to remove or not publish submissions without prior notice.
Digital Millennium Copyright Act
It is the policy of KFM to respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement, in compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") and other applicable laws. Our response to these notices may include removing or disabling access to material claimed to be the subject of infringing activity and/or terminating contributors. If we remove or disable access in response to such a notice, we will make a good-faith attempt to contact the submitter of the affected material or post, so that they may make a counter notification. We may also document notices of alleged infringement on which we act. Your complaint will also be a matter of record.
If you are a copyright owner or agent thereof and believe that any content appearing on the K.F. Maskell and Associates LLC Website infringes upon your copyright, please submit notice, pursuant to the DMCA (17 U.S.C. § 512(c)) to 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; (ii) a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; (iii) the URL of the location containing the material that you claim is infringing; (iv) your address, telephone number, and email address; (v) a 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.
Our Copyright Agent can be reached as follows: By mail: K.F. Maskell and Associates, LLC / Attn:
Copyright Agent / P.O. Box 220472, Chantilly, VA 20153
By phone: (703) 574-6204 Ext. 701
By fax: (866) 222-0126
By email: kfmaskell [at] kfmaskell-assoc.com
Please be advised that you may be liable for damages if you materially misrepresent that a post or activity is infringing your copyrights.
In some instances a contributor who has submitted or posted materials identified as infringing may supply a counter-notification pursuant to sections 512(g)(2) and (3) of the DCMA. When we receive a counter-notification, we may reinstate the posts or material in question.
To file a counter-notification with us, a contributor must provide a written communication (by fax or regular mail or by email) that sets forth all of the items required by the DMCA. Please note that you will be liable for damages if you materially misrepresent that content or an activity is not infringing the copyrights of others. If you are not sure whether certain material infringes the copyrights of others, we suggest that you first contact an attorney. A sample counter-notification may be composed using the PDF forms at www.ChillingEffects.org
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Links, Frames and Metatags
We are concerned about the integrity of the K.F. Maskell and Associates LLC Website when it is viewed in a setting created by a third party that includes advertising or other materials that We have not authorized to be displayed with the K.F. Maskell and Associates LLC Website. Neither you nor any third party shall make use of the contents of the K.F. Maskell and Associates LLC Website in any manner that constitutes an infringement of our rights, including copyright or that has not been authorized by Us. You may not frame the content of the K.F. Maskell and Associates LLC Website unless you first obtain our express written consent. You may not use metatags or any other "hidden text" that incorporates our Trademarks or our name without our express written consent. You may link to the home page of the K.F. Maskell and Associates LLC Website as long as the link does not defame us or cast us in a false or misleading light. You may not link to one of our inner pages unless the link clearly identifies the K.F. Maskell and Associates LLC Website as the location of the linked pages. To request permission for a use discussed in this section, please send a written request to KFM by email at kfmaskell [at] kfmaskell-assoc.com or by mail at P.O. Box 220472, Chantilly, VA 20153. (We display our email address in this format to avoid receiving spam. When you email us, please replace "[at]" with "@". KFM has the sole discretion to grant or deny this permission.
We invite your questions, or comments about KFM. You may send letters to KFM at P.O. 220472, Chantilly, VA 20153, Attn: Letters to the Editor, or via email at info [at] kfmaskell-assoc.com. By sending a letter to the Editor, you grant KFM a nonexclusive, royalty-free license to reproduce and distribute the letter, in whole or in part, for any purpose, in any media, whether now known or later created. Hard copies will not be returned to you.
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Advice and Opinions
The K.F. Maskell and Associates LLC Website contains facts, views, opinions, and statements of third parties, users, and other organizations ("Third-Party Material"). KFM ("Observer Party") does not make any representations concerning the accuracy or reliability of any Third-Party Material displayed on or distributed through the K.F. Maskell and Associates LLC Website. You acknowledge that you rely upon any Third-Party Material at your own risk and you agree that the Observer Party will not be held responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any loss or damage caused or alleged to have been caused in any way whatsoever related to any Third-Party Material displayed on or distributed through the K.F. Maskell and Associates LLC Website.
The K.F. Maskell and Associates LLC Website contains links to other sites and resources on the Internet controlled by third parties. These links are provided solely as a convenience to our users and do not constitute an endorsement by KFM. Any concerns regarding another website should be directed to the site's administrator. KFM reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate links with any third parties or other websites that it deems inappropriate or inconsistent with the K.F. Maskell and Associates LLC Website. KFM makes no representations about the content, functionality, or practices of these third-party sites and resources, and disclaim any and all warranties, express or implied, related to these third-party sites and resources.
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ALTHOUGH WE INTEND TO TAKE REASONABLE STEPS TO PREVENT THE INTRODUCTION OF VIRUSES, WORMS, "TROJAN HORSES" OR OTHER DESTRUCTIVE MATERIALS TO THE K.F. MASKELL AND ASSOCIATES, LLC WEBSITE, WE DO NOT GUARANTEE OR WARRANT THAT OUR SITE OR MATERIALS THAT MAY BE DOWNLOADED FROM IT ARE FREE FROM SUCH DESTRUCTIVE FEATURES. WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR HARM ATTRIBUTABLE TO SUCH FEATURES.
Limitation of Liability
WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, LOSS OR INJURY BASED ON ERRORS, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS OR OTHER INACCURACIES IN OUR SITE, INCLUDING ANY CLAIM, LOSS OR INJURY THAT RESULTS FROM YOUR BREACH OF ANY PROVISION IN THIS USER AGREEMENT. WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES (INCLUDING LOST REVENUES OR PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS, OR LOSS OF DATA) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE DESIGN OBSERVER GROUP SITES, ITS SERVICES, OR THIS AGREEMENT, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH LIABILITY IS BASED IN TORT, CONTRACT, OR OTHERWISE.
SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR THESE KINDS OF DAMAGES, SO THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
We reserve the right to terminate any services offered through the K.F. Maskell and Associates LLC Website or to terminate the K.F. Maskell and Associates LLC Website and this User Agreement at any time without notice, for any reason, including, in the case of the User Agreement, because of your violation of any of these provisions. The Copyright Disclaimers, Limitation of Liability and Governing Law Sections of this User Agreement survive any termination.
This Agreement is governed by and any disputes relating to this User Agreement should be decided under the laws of the State of Virginia applicable to contracts made and completely performed there.
If any provision of this Agreement is deemed unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision is considered severed and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.