Welcome to The Beacon Transcript! Please read the information in this page carefully as it describes the rules and regulations you must adhere to when using the services provided by The Beacon Transcript News & Media.
This page represents the official Terms and Conditions governing your use of the website and all of its services, apps and affiliate materials. This page (referred to as “agreement) applies to all services provided by The Beacon Transcript News & Media (“the website”, “the site”, “we”, “our”, or “us”) which you access via personal computer, mobile device or other technologies and devices thereafter developed.
Please note that The Beacon Transcript is only offered to users which are at least 13 years of age and are United States of America Residents. IF YOU ARE NOT 13 YEARS OLD OR ABOVE OR DO NOT MEET THE OTHER ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, PLEASE DO NOT ACCESS THE WEBSITE. Additionally, if you do not agree with any of the terms and regulations as they are herein stated, please discontinue your use of the website.
Upon using the Services, you enter a legally binding contract between you and The Beacon Transcript News & Media as well as its Parent Companies. For the purposes of this agreement, the term “site” or “website” will include all services, web pages, websites within the www.thebeacontranscript.com as well as any backup, mirror, replacement or equivalent products associated with Beacon Transcript.
Use of the website refers to any attempt (successful or not) of accessing, interacting with, viewing, displaying, using, printing or copying the website, receiving data from or communicating with the website.
The present document only governs your use of the products and services offered by The Beacon Transcript AND NOT any other services such as third party content or links to third-party websites.
Introduction, Modifications, Termination
The Beacon Transcript may, at any time and without informing you in advance, choose to alter the present document. Once published, the modifications included in the new version of the Terms of Agreement will become effective. Your continued use of the website represents a legal binding agreement that you have read and acknowledged the modifications and will adhere to them. IF AT ANY TIME YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THE RULES AND CONDITIONS AS THEY ARE HEREIN PRESENTED, PLEASE DISCONTINUE YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES. Please make sure to regularly re-read the terms and conditions presented in this agreement.
The Beacon Transcript also reserves the right to suspend, terminate or limit your use, registration, and access to the site at any given moment and without any reason, with or without cause. Any such termination, suspension or limitation is not subject to liability or obligation on our part.
Intellectual Property and Website Content
The materials and information presented on the website, including but without limitation, posts, articles, news stories, texts, design, software, images, illustrations, artwork, databases, proprietary information, and any copyrightable or material which falls under proprietary rights represent the sole property of The Beacon Transcript News & Media, its parent companies or its affiliates, successors and partner companies. Your use of the website should be therefore only fueled by non-commercial, personal, non-assignable, non-transferable, educational purposes.
Users are hereby prohibited from using the materials and services on the website for other purposes than those expressly exemplified within this Terms and Conditions document. YOU MAY NOT:
- Alter, modify, delete, conceal copyright or other proprietary notices.
- Use, sell, distribute, copy, download, modify, alter, create derivative works, display, publish, disseminate, distribute, broadcast, circulate to third party websites perform, broadcast or otherwise use the Services, information, databases, materials or any of the content offered to you by the website without the express, prior written consent of The Beacon Transcript.
- Use automatic software or manual procedures such as robots and spiders to copy the website content for any purpose.
- We have granted one exception to this regulation, applying to public search engine operators which use automatic devices in their attempts at crawling the website in order to create searchable indexes of The Beacon Transcript’s content available to end-users and the general public.
- Use, save, leech, collect or otherwise harvest personally or non-personally identifiable information about the users of the Website, including but without limitation, geographical location data, user names, email addresses, passwords, telephone numbers.
- Actively and intentionally interfere with the correct workings and function of the website.
- Impair, burden or disable the website.
- In your use of the website, violate any enforceable local, state or US legislation.
- Engage in violent, inhibiting, or restrictive conduct.
- Reverse engineer or decompile any portion of the website.
The site is provided to you free of charge, however, certain services may require you to register on the website in order to access additional features. This registration involves unique user names and password combinations. Please do not allow any other people to have access to this personal and sensitive information. YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACTIVITY STEMMING FROM YOUR ACCOUNT REGARDLESS OF WHETHER YOU ARE THE AUTHOR OR ANY THIRD PARTY WHO OBTAINED ACCESS TO THIS MEMBER ACCOUNT.
By using The Beacon Transcript, you interact with a variety of users. As such, your conduct should reflect the socially accepted conduct agreements. This may be done in the comments sections, reviews or user survey sections. Be courteous and speak to others as you would wish to be spoken to. The owners of the website do NOT condone uses of the site that is in any way indecent, vulgar, libelous, obscene, defamatory, offensive, sexually explicit or suggestive, racially, ethnically, culturally or otherwise offensive, harassing, intimidating, hateful, discriminatory, abusive or threatening.
Users are NOT ALLOWED to impersonate organizations or other users. Although The Beacon Transcript owners do not monitor the user comment section and neither do they regularly screen for user content and its adherence to the rules as they are herein described. HOWEVER, WE DO RESERVE THE RIGHT TO IMMEDIATELY DELETE CONTENT THAT IS NOT IN STRICT ADHERENCE WITH THE RULES IF EVER SUCH CONTENT IS IDENTIFIED.
Additionally, we will also remove any user content that adversely affects or negatively reflects on the Website.
Users are barred from uploading, transmitting, distributing or otherwise making available programs and materials including malicious software, code (such as malware, timebombs, viruses, Trojan horses, spyware, worms or cancelbots).
We reiterate that you are solely responsible for the materials you choose to make public on the Beacon Transcript and any of its affiliate sites and services. For any and all postings originating from you and your account, you hereby agree that:
- The posting in question was expressly authorized by you.
- You authorize The Beacon Transcript, its partners, parent companies and affiliates to use your postings in any way we see fit, as is or in parts.
- You hereby warrant that the information and materials provided by you are yours and yours alone and that you are not infringing on the copyright or other proprietary rights of third parties.
- The posting does not contradict the rules and regulations governing the use of the Website.
- Your posting may not contain libelous, tortious, offensive, abusive, threatening, objectionable or defamatory information.
- Your posting is not obscene.
- Your posting is now unlawful.
- Your posting does not encourage the violation of any local, state or federal laws.
- Your posting may be re-formatted, changed, deleted or altered in any way by the website owners.
PLEASE NOTE THAT BY SUBMITTING POSTS AND ANY TYPE OF USER CONTENT TO THE BEACON TRANSCRIPT, YOU ARE GRANTING THE WEBSITE OWNERS, THEIR PARTNERS AND AFFILIATES A WORLDWIDE, IRREVOCABLE, ROYALTY-FREE, PERPETUAL, COMPLETELY SUB-LICENSABLE, TRANSFERABLE AND NON-EXCLUSIVE LICENSE TO USE YOUR MATERIAL, DISTRIBUTE IT, REPRODUCE OR CREATE DERIVATIVE WORKS BASED ON YOUR POST, DISPLAY, PERFORM, PUBLISH, SELL, TRANSMIT OR OTHERWISE USE THE MATERIAL IN CONNECTION WITH THE BUSINESS OR THAT OF SUCCESSORS, SUBSIDIARIES, PARENTS AND PARTNER COMPANIES.
Additionally, please note that the same license is granted to other users reading your User content. They are also allowed to use, reproduce, sell, display, perform, distribute, transmit and publish the posting.
Third Party Links
In certain instances, the website may offer hyperlinks (links leading from the website towards third party websites). PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU ARE ACCESSING THESE THIRD PARTY WEBSITES AT YOUR SOLE RISK. The Beacon Transcript does not warrant, nor is it responsible for the information you obtain by accessing these third party links. Neither do we warrant for the position, opinions, and judgments of these third-party websites. We do NOT operate, control or endorse the content found on such websites. We are NOT liable for any loss or damages that you may sustain as a result of your dealings with such third party websites.
The website is provided for informational, educational, entertainment, and promotional purposes alone. As such, you may not rely on the information, judgments, and opinions expressed on the website. Please note that you are solely responsible for evaluating the accuracy, completeness, objectiveness, usefulness and timeliness of the Website content. In no circumstance is The Beacon Transcript liable for any damage and loss caused by your reliance on the information offered to you on the website.
Because of the volatile nature of the internet, sudden interruptions of the service may occur. We therefore DO NOT WARRANT that the website will be available to you in an uninterrupted manner and we do not assume responsibility for any consequences, loss or damages resulting from any interruptions in the service.
THE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES ON THE WEBSITE ARE OFFERED TO YOU ON AN “AS AVAILABLE” AND “AS IS” BASIS. THE BEACON TRANSCRIPT DOES NOT OFFER ANY WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION, NEITHER EXPRESS NOR IMPLIED, THAT THE WEBSITE WILL BE AVAILABLE AT ALL TIMES AND THAT THE MATERIALS, THE SERVICES, THE PRODUCTS, THE FEATURES OR ITS FUNCTIONS AND OPERATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE TO YOU, WILL PERFORM AS DESCRIBED AND WILL SUIT YOUR EXPECTATIONS.
We are not responsible or liable for any of the consequences possibly arising from your use of the website. This includes, but is not limited to, delays, errors, inaccuracies, omissions, or malicious code. You hereby agree that you have understood that you are solely responsible for your use of the website and that you assume the entire risk concerning the accuracy, quality and error-free-ness, timeliness, completeness, correctness, and adequacy of the materials as well as the performance, security, and validity of the website, its features, and functions.
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, THIS SITE, THE PARENT COMPANIES, ANY OF THEIR AFFILIATES, OR THEIR RESPECTIVE SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, OR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, LICENSORS, OPERATIONAL SERVICE PROVIDERS, ADVERTISERS, OR SUPPLIERS, SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE, OF ANY KIND, DIRECT OR INDIRECT, IN CONNECTION WITH OR ARISING FROM USE OF THE SITE OR FROM THIS AGREEMENT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, COMPENSATORY, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES.
Additionally, you clearly agree to indemnify, defend and hold The Beacon Transcript harmless (including its parent companies, partners, parent companies and its affiliates, directors, employees, agents, licensors, successors, representatives and service providers) from and against any claim, loss, action, expense, damage, or cost arising from any breach or violation of this agreement, by your postings, by public postings or by your use of the website.
We pride ourselves in offering pristine services and although we attempt to screen for technical glitches, they still may slip through the cracks. If, by your use of the website, you are affected by malicious software, such as viruses, malicious active content, rogue programs, dialers, key loggers or others, please note that WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE EFFECTS OF SUCH third party software on your computer systems.
You are not able to terminate or change this agreement orally.
IN ANY ACTION OR PROCEEDING COMMENCED TO ENFORCE ANY RIGHT OR OBLIGATION OF THE PARTIES UNDER THIS AGREEMENT, YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR WITH RESPECT TO THE SUBJECT MATTER HEREOF, YOU HEREBY WAIVE ANY RIGHT YOU MAY NOW HAVE OR HEREAFTER POSSESS TO A TRIAL BY JURY.
Last Update: 7.06.2015