1. GENERAL TERMS, CONDITIONS AND DEFINITIONS
2. SPOKESMAN.COM CONTENTS AND USER SUBMISSIONS
3. FORUMS, DISCUSSIONS AND USERS' COMMENTS
4. ACCESS AND AVAILABILITY OF SERVICE AND LINKS
5. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
6. REGISTRATION AND SECURITY
7. COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN SPOKESMAN.COM AND USERS
10. Subscription Terms of Service
Cowles Publishing Company owns and operates THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW web services, including but not limited to, Spokesman.com, NWPrepsnow.com, SpokesmanJobs.com, SpokesmanAuto.com, SpokesmanHomes.com, SpokesmanClassifieds.com, Spokane7.com, BizFinderNW.com, and KisstheBrideNW.com, all hereinafter collectively referred to as "SPOKESMAN.COM" or "we". By using any of the foregoing websites and services, you agree to abide by all of the terms and conditions of this Service Agreement("Agreement"), and we agree to provide our services to you, subject to the following terms and conditions. We reserve the right to change, add or remove portions of this Agreement at any time; but if we do, we will post those changes on Spokesman.com (the "Website"), and you will be able to review the most current version of this Agreement there.
In addition, when using certain services provided by SPOKESMAN.COM, you will be subject to any posted guidelines or rules applicable to such services.
IF ANY OF THE TERMS, CONDITIONS OR FUTURE CHANGES TO THIS AGREEMENT ARE UNACCEPTABLE TO YOU, YOU MAY CANCEL YOUR INDIVIDUAL ACCOUNT BY CONTACTING CUSTOMER SERVICE VIA EMAIL AT CIRC@SPOKESMAN.COM OR BY CALLING 800.338.8801. Upon termination, your access to our web services will be suspended on the last day of your currently pre-paid account. YOUR CONTINUED USE OF OUR WEB SERVICES NOW, OR FOLLOWING ANY CHANGES TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, WILL INDICATE ACCEPTANCE BY YOU OF SUCH TERMS, CONDITIONS, CHANGES, OR MODIFICATIONS.
We reserve the right to change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of our web services at any time, including the availability of any service feature, database, or content. We may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to parts or all of our services without notice or liability.
The contents of the Website are intended for your personal, noncommercial use. All materials published on the Website (including, but not limited to news articles, photographs, images, illustrations, audio clips and video clips, also known as the "Contents") are protected by copyright and applicable intellectual property law, and owned or controlled by The Spokesman-Review, Cowles Publishing Company, or the party credited as the provider of the Contents. You agree to abide by all additional copyright notices, information, or restrictions contained in any Contents accessed through our web services.
Our web services and their Contents are protected by copyright pursuant to U.S. and international copyright laws. You may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce (except as provided in the following paragraph of this Agreement), create new works from, distribute, perform, display, or in any way exploit, any of the Contents of our web services (including software) in whole or in part.
You may download or copy the Contents and other downloadable items displayed on our Website for your personal use only, provided that you maintain all copyright and other notices contained therein. Copying or storing of any Contents for other than personal use is expressly prohibited without prior written permission from us or from the copyright holder identified in the copyright notice contained in the Contents. Requests for permission to reproduce or reprint copyrighted material should be mailed or faxed to:
Rights & Permissions
P.O. Box 2160
Spokane, WA 99210-2160
Certain Contents are furnished by the Associated Press and other news wire services, which will not be liable for any delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions in any such Contents, or in the transmission or delivery of all or any part thereof, or for any damages arising there from.
If you submit any commentary to forums, discussions and/or message boards now or hereafter offered by the Website, you agree to abide by our Forum Standards at:
and our Community Guidelines at:
By submitting commentary to any of our forums, you are consenting to its display on the Website.
The Website may contain links to other independent third-party websites ("Linked Sites"). These Linked Sites are provided solely as a convenience to our visitors. Such Linked Sites are not under our control. We are not responsible for and do not endorse the content of such Linked Sites, including any information or material contained on such Linked Site. You will need to make your own independent judgment regarding interaction with these Linked Sites.
You represent, warrant and covenant (a) that no materials of any kind submitted through your individual account will (i) violate, plagiarize, or infringe upon the rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy or other personal or proprietary rights; or (ii) contain libelous or otherwise unlawful material; and (b) that you are at least thirteen years old. You hereby indemnify, defend and hold harmless Cowles Publishing Company (including The Spokesman-Review), and all officers, directors, owners, agents, information providers, affiliates, licensors and licensees (collectively, the "Indemnified Parties") from and against any and all liability and costs, including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys' fees, incurred by the Indemnified Parties in connection with any claim arising out of any breach by you or any user of your account of this Agreement or the foregoing representations, warranties and covenants. You shall cooperate fully in the defense of any such claim. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you.
The Website does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement, or other information displayed, uploaded, or distributed through our web services by any user, information provider or any other person or entity. You acknowledge that any reliance upon any such opinion, advice, statement, memorandum, or information shall be at your sole risk. OUR WEB SERVICES AND ANY DOWNLOADABLE SOFTWARE ARE DISTRIBUTED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. YOU AGREE THAT USE OF OUR WEB SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.
If you are required to register for any of our web services, you will select a password. You also are required to give us certain registration information, all of which must be accurate and updated. You may not (a) select or use an e-mail address or password of another person with the intent to impersonate that person; (b) use an e-mail address or password in which another person has rights without such person's authorization; or (c) use an e-mail address or password that we, in our sole discretion, deem offensive. Failure to comply with the foregoing shall constitute a breach of this Agreement, which may result in immediate termination of your account. You shall be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password.
You agree to immediately notify us via e-mail to our Web Team at:
of any known or suspected unauthorized use(s) of your individual account or of any known or suspected breach of security, including loss, theft, or unauthorized disclosure of your password or credit card information.
You must be 13 years or older to register for an individual account with our Website; however, persons of all ages may use our web services. You may share your e-mail address and password with others; but you are responsible for all use or activity on your individual account, including use of the account by any third party authorized by you to use your e-mail address and password. Any fraudulent, abusive, or otherwise illegal activity may be grounds for termination of your account, at our sole discretion, and we may also refer you to appropriate law enforcement agencies.
We reserve the right to send electronic mail to you for the purpose of informing you of changes or additions to the Website or this Agreement.
We may contact you about your current products or services. We may communicate with you about changes to our products or to discuss your subscription. We may communicate with you about new features, services, products and offers. These products and services may be from Cowles Publishing Company and our partners and affiliates, advertisers or other third parties. You may opt out of any message at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the email.
How to recognize a valid e-mail
We will never send an e-mail that requires users of our web services to provide private or personal information to us via e-mail or pop-up windows. Any unsolicited request for your individual account or personal information you receive through e-mails, websites or pop-up windows should be considered fraudulent.
Reporting suspicious e-mail or e-mail fraud
If you receive a suspicious e-mail ("phishing" e-mail) claiming to be from SPOKESMAN.COM or any of our affiliated websites, you should immediately do the following:
- Do NOT respond to the e-mail or click the link within the e-mail (most are redirected to fraudulent websites or e-mail accounts).
- Forward a copy of the e-mail message to us at email@example.com so we can further investigate the source of the message.
- If you have inadvertently given out your SPOKESMAN.COM individual account information, contact us immediately by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 509.459.5603
- Report this e-mail fraud to the Federal Trade Commission via their Identity Theft website or by calling 1.877.IDTHEFT and to the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center at http://www.ic3.gov.
You may terminate your individual account at any time by BY CONTACTING CUSTOMER SERVICE VIA EMAIL AT CIRC@SPOKESMAN.COM OR BY CALLING 800.338.8801. Upon termination, your access to our web services will be suspended on the last day of your currently pre-paid account. You are responsible for any and all charges incurred (for products or services purchased) up to the time your account is deactivated. No refunds will be made for partial-month fees, whether or not you choose to access our web services through the initial date your individual account is active.
We may, in our sole discretion, terminate or suspend your access to all or part of our web services for any reason, including, without limitation, breach or assignment of this Agreement. In the event your access is terminated by us, you will forfeit any partial-month fees remaining on your account. YOU HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE TO FORFEIT ANY PARTIAL-MONTH FEES REMAINING ON YOUR ACCOUNT AND AGREE THAT SPOKESMAN.COM MAY RETAIN ANY SUCH RESIDUAL IN THE EVENT OF TERMINATION OF YOUR INDIVIDUAL ACCOUNT
(a) This Agreement has been made in and shall be construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of Washington. Any action to enforce this Agreement shall be brought in the federal or state courts located in Spokane, Washington.
(c) For further assistance, you may e-mail us at:
(d) You agree to report any copyright violations of this Agreement to SPOKESMAN.COM as soon as you become aware of them. In the event you have a claim of copyright infringement with respect to material that is contained on our Website, please notify us by sending e-mail to: