TERMS AND CONDITIONS

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS (INCLUDING PRIVACY POLICY)

By accessing this Web Site, you agree to the following terms and conditions (including privacy policy).

As used herein, the phrase "this Web Site" , "we", "our website" or "us" refers to ww.sgabout.com and its sub website on the World Wide Web.

We reserve the right to alter these terms and conditions at any time and it is your obligation to check if changes have been made.

Your use of this website after changes are posted on-line shall constitute acceptance of the new terms and conditions.

If you do not agree to obey these terms and conditions you must stop using this website immediately.

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS (INCLUDING PRIVACY POLICY):

 

1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS

This Web Site provides a collection of online resources, including classified ads, forums, and various email services,

(referred to hereafter as "the Service") subject to the following TERMS AND CONDITIONS ("T&C").

By using the Service in any way, you are agreeing to comply with the T&C. In addition, when using particular this Web Site services,

you agree to abide by any applicable posted guidelines for all our services, which may change from time to time.

Should you object to any term or condition of the T&C, any guidelines, or any subsequent modifications thereto or

become dissatisfied with this Web Site in any way, your only recourse is to immediately discontinue use of this Web Site.

We have the right, but is not obligated, to strictly enforce the T&C through self-help, community moderation, active investigation, litigation and prosecution.

 

2. MODIFICATIONS TO THIS AGREEMENT

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify or otherwise alter these terms and conditions at any time.

Such modifications shall become effective immediately upon the posting thereof.

You must review this agreement on a regular basis to keep yourself apprised of any changes.

 

3. CONTENT

You understand that all postings, messages, text, files, images, photos, video, sounds, or other materials ("Content") posted on,

transmitted through, or linked from the Service, are the sole responsibility of the person from whom such Content originated.

More specifically, you are entirely responsible for each individual item ("Item") of Content that you post,

email or otherwise make available via the Service. You understand that we do not control, and is not responsible for Content

made available through the Service, and that by using the Service, you may be exposed to Content that is offensive,

indecent, inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise objectionable. Furthermore, the our site and Content available through the

Service may contain links to other websites, which are completely independent of this Web Site.

This Web Site makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy, completeness or authenticity of the

information contained in any such site. Your linking to any other webites is at your own risk.

You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any Content, that you may not rely

on said Content, and that under no circumstances will this Web Site be liable in any way for any Content

or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted, emailed or otherwise made available via the Service.

You acknowledge that this Web Site does not pre-screen or approve Content, but that we shall have the right (but not the obligation)

in its sole discretion to refuse, delete or move any Content that is available via the Service,

for violating the letter or spirit of the T&C or for any other reason.

 

4. THIRD PARTY CONTENT, SITES, AND SERVICES

This Web Site and Content available through the Service may contain features and functionalities that

may link you or provide you with access to third party content which is completely independent of this Web Site,

including web sites, directories, servers, networks, systems, information and databases, applications, software,

programs, products or services, and the Internet as a whole.

Your interactions with organizations and/or individuals found on or through the Service, including payment and

delivery of goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings,

are solely between you and such organizations and/or individuals. You should make whatever investigation you feel necessary

or appropriate before proceeding with any online or offline transaction with any of these third parties.

You agree that this Web Site shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of

any such dealings. If there is a dispute between participants on this site, or between users and any third party,

you understand and agree that our website is under no obligation to become involved. In the event that you have a dispute

with one or more other users, you hereby release our website, its officers, employees, agents and successors in rights

from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind or nature, known or unknown, suspected and

unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way related to such disputes and / or our service.

 

5. NOTIFICATION OF CLAIMS OF INFRINGEMENT

If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or your intellectual property rights

have been otherwise violated, please notify us for notice of claims of copyright

or other intellectual property infringement ("Agent").

Please provide us with the following Notice:

a) Identify the material on the this website that you claim is infringing, with enough detail so that

we may locate it on the website;

b) 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;

c) A statement by you declaring under penalty of perjury that (1) the above information in your Notice is accurate,

and (2) that you are the owner of the copyright interest involved or that you are authorized to act on behalf of that owner;

d) Your address, telephone number, and email address; and

e) Your physical or electronic signature.

We will remove the infringing posting(s) that violate Copyright Act.

 

6. CONDUCT

You agree not to post, email, or otherwise make available Content:

a) that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous,

invasive of another's privacy, or is harmful to minors in any way;

b) that is pornographic or depicts a human being engaged in actual sexual conduct including

but not limited to (i) sexual intercourse, including genital-genital, oral-genital, anal-genital, or oral-anal,

whether between persons of the same or opposite sex, or (ii) bestiality, or (iii) masturbation, or

(iv) sadistic or masochistic abuse, or (v) lascivious exhibition of the genitals or pubic area of any person;

c) that harasses, degrades, intimidates or is hateful toward an individual or group of individuals

on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, or disability;

d) that is false, deceptive, misleading, deceitful, misinformative, or constitutes "bait and switch";

e) that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party, or

Content that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships;

f) that constitutes or contains "affiliate marketing," "link referral code," "junk mail," "spam,"

"chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or unsolicited commercial advertisement;

g) that constitutes or contains any form of advertising or solicitation if: posted in areas of this website

which are not designated for such purposes; or emailed to our website users who have not indicated

in writing that it is ok to contact them about other services, products or commercial interests.

h) that includes links to commercial services or web sites, except as allowed in "services";

i) that advertises any illegal service or the sale of any items the sale of which is prohibited or

restricted by any applicable law, including without limitation items the sale of which is

prohibited or regulated by Illinois law.

j) that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt,

destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;

k) that disrupts the normal flow of dialogue with an excessive amount of Content (flooding attack)

to the Service, or that otherwise negatively affects other users' ability to use the Service; or

l) that employs misleading email addresses, or forged headers or otherwise manipulated identifiers

in order to disguise the origin of Content transmitted through the Service.

Additionally, you agree not to:

m) contact anyone who has asked not to be contacted, or make unsolicited contact with anyone for any commercial purpose;

n) "stalk" or otherwise harass anyone;

o) collect personal data about other users for commercial or unlawful purposes;

p) use automated means, including spiders, robots, crawlers, data mining tools,

or the like to download data from the Service - unless expressly permitted by our website;

q) post non-local or otherwise irrelevant Content, repeatedly post the same or similar Content

or otherwise impose an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure;

r) post the same item or service in more than one classified category or forum, or in more than one metropolitan area;

s) attempt to gain unauthorized access to our website computer systems or engage in any activity that disrupts,

diminishes the quality of, interferes with the performance of, or impairs the functionality of, the Service or the our website; or

t) use any form of automated device or computer program that enables the submission of postings on this website

without each posting being manually entered by the author thereof (an "automated posting device"),

including without limitation, the use of any such automated posting device to submit postings in bulk,

or for automatic submission of postings at regular intervals.

u) use any form of automated device or computer program ("flagging tool") that enables the use of our website "flagging system"

or other community moderation systems without each flag being manually entered by the person that initiates the flag (an "automated flagging device"),

or use the flagging tool to remove posts of competitors, or to remove posts without a good faith belief that the post being flagged violates these T&C.

 

7. POSTING AGENTS

A "Posting Agent" is a third-party agent, service, or intermediary that offers to post Content to the Service on behalf of others.

To moderate demands on this website resources, you may not use a Posting Agent to post Content to the Service

without express permission or license from us. Correspondingly, Posting Agents are not permitted to post Content on behalf of others,

to cause Content to be so posted, or otherwise access the Service to facilitate posting Content on behalf of others,

except with express permission or license from us.

 

8. PAID POSTINGS

We may charge a fee to post Content in some areas of the Service. The fee is an access fee permitting Content

to be posted in a designated area. Each party posting Content to the Service is responsible for said Content and compliance with the T&C.

All fees paid will be non-refundable in the event that Content is removed from the Service for violating the T&C.

 

9. LIMITATIONS ON SERVICE

You acknowledge that this website may establish limits concerning use of the Service, including the maximum number of days that Content

will be retained by the Service, the maximum number and size of postings, email messages, or other Content that may be transmitted or stored by the Service,

and the frequency with which you may access the Service. You agree that our website has no responsibility or liability for the deletion

or failure to store any Content maintained or transmitted by the Service. You acknowledge that our website reserves the right at any time to modify

or discontinue the Service (or any part thereof) with or without notice, and that our website shall not be liable to you or to any third party for

any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.

 

10. ACCESS TO THE SERVICE

our website grants you a limited, revocable, nonexclusive license to access the Service for your own personal use.

This license does not include: (a) access to the Service by Posting Agents; or (b) any collection, aggregation,

copying, duplication, display or derivative use of the Service nor any use of data mining, robots, spiders, or

similar data gathering and extraction tools for any purpose unless expressly permitted by our website.

A limited exception to (b) is provided to general purpose internet search engines and non-commercial public archives

that use such tools to gather information for the sole purpose of displaying hyperlinks to the Service,

provided they each do so from a stable IP address or range of IP addresses using an easily identifiable agent and comply with our robots.txt file.

"General purpose internet search engine" does not include a website or search engine or other service that specializes in

classified listings or in any subset of classifieds listings or which is in the business of providing classified ad listing services.

Our website permits you to display on your website, or create a hyperlink on your website to, individual postings on the

Service so long as such use is for noncommercial and/or news reporting purposes only (e.g., for use in personal web blogs or personal online media).

You may also create a hyperlink to the home page of our website so long as the link does not portray our website, its employees,

or its affiliates in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive matter.

Our website offers various parts of the Service in RSS format so that users can embed individual feeds into a personal website or blog,

or view postings through third party software news aggregators. our website permits you to display, excerpt from, and link to the RSS feeds

on your personal website or personal web blog, provided that (a) your use of the RSS feed is for personal, non-commercial purposes only,

(b) each title is correctly linked back to the original post on the Service and redirects the user to the post when the user clicks on it,

(c) you provide, adjacent to the RSS feed, proper attribution to ' our website' as the source,

(d) your use or display does not suggest that our website promotes or endorses any third party causes, ideas, web sites, products or services,

(e) you do not redistribute the RSS feed, and (f) your use does not overburden our website systems.

We reserves all rights in the content of the RSS feeds and may terminate any RSS feed at any time.

Use of the Service beyond the scope of authorized access granted to you by our website immediately

terminates said permission or license. In order to collect, aggregate, copy, duplicate, display or make derivative use of the

Service or any Content made available via the Service for other purposes (including commercial purposes) not stated herein,

you must first obtain a license from us.

 

11. TERMINATION OF SERVICE

You agree that our website, in its sole discretion, has the right (but not the obligation) to delete or deactivate your account,

block your email or IP address, or otherwise terminate your access to or use of the Service (or any part thereof),

immediately and without notice, and remove and discard any Content within the Service, for any reason, including, without limitation,

if we believes that you have acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of the T&C. Further, you agree that we shall not be liable to you

or any third-party for any termination of your access to the Service. Further, you agree not to attempt to use the Service after said termination.

 

12. PROPRIETARY RIGHTS

The Service is protected to the maximum extent permitted by copyright laws and international treaties.

Content displayed on or through the Service is protected by copyright as a collective work and/or compilation,

pursuant to copyrights laws, and international conventions. Any reproduction, modification, creation of derivative works

from or redistribution of the site or the collective work, and/or copying or reproducing the sites or any portion thereof to

any other server or location for further reproduction or redistribution is prohibited without the express written consent of our website.

You further agree not to reproduce, duplicate or copy Content from the Service without the express written consent of our website,

and agree to abide by any and all copyright notices displayed on the Service. You may not decompile or disassemble,

reverse engineer or otherwise attempt to discover any source code contained in the Service.

Without limiting the foregoing, you agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes, any aspect of the Service.

Although our website does not claim ownership of content that its users post, by posting Content to any public area of the Service,

you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to our website an irrevocable,

perpetual, non-exclusive, fully paid, worldwide license to use, copy, perform, display, and distribute said Content and to prepare derivative works of,

or incorporate into other works, said Content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses (through multiple tiers) of the foregoing.

Furthermore, by posting Content to any public area of the Service, you automatically grant our website all rights necessary to prohibit

any subsequent aggregation, display, copying, duplication, reproduction, or exploitation of the Content on the Service by any party for any purpose.

 

13. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

YOU AGREE THAT USE OF THE OUR WEBSITE AND THE SERVICE IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.

OUR WEBSITE AND THE SERVICE ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" OR "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS,

WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING,

WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE,

AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW OUR WEBSITE DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES FOR THE SECURITY,

RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, ACCURACY, AND PERFORMANCE OF OUR WEBSITE AND THE SERVICE.

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, OUR WEBSITE DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES FOR OTHER SERVICES

OR GOODS RECEIVED THROUGH OR ADVERTISED ON THE OUR WEBSITE OR THE SITES OR SERVICE, OR ACCESSED

THROUGH ANY LINKS ON THE OUR WEBSITE. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, OUR WEBSITE DISCLAIMS ANY

WARRANTIES FOR VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS IN CONNECTION WITH OUR WEBSITE OR THE SERVICE.

SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES. IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS,

SOME OF THE FOREGOING DISCLAIMERS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU INSOFAR AS THEY RELATE TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES.

 

14. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL OUR WEBSITE BE LIABLE FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL,

SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES (EVEN IF OUR WEBSITE HAS BEEN ADVISED

OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM ANY ASPECT OF YOUR USE OF OUR WEBSITE

OR THE SERVICE, WHETHER THE DAMAGES ARISE FROM USE OR MISUSE OF OUR WEBSITE OR THE SERVICE,

FROM INABILITY TO USE OUR WEBSITE OR THE SERVICE, OR THE INTERRUPTION, SUSPENSION, MODIFICATION, ALTERATION,

OR TERMINATION OF OUR WEBSITE OR THE SERVICE. SUCH LIMITATION SHALL ALSO APPLY WITH RESPECT TO DAMAGES INCURRED

BY REASON OF OTHER SERVICES OR PRODUCTS RECEIVED THROUGH OR ADVERTISED IN CONNECTION WITH OUR WEBSITE OR THE SERVICE

OR ANY LINKS ON OUR WEBSITE, AS WELL AS BY REASON OF ANY INFORMATION OR ADVICE RECEIVED THROUGH OR ADVERTISED

IN CONNECTION WITH OUR WEBSITE OR THE SERVICE OR ANY LINKS ON OUR WEBSITE. THESE LIMITATIONS SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST

EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. IN SOME JURISDICTIONS, LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY ARE NOT PERMITTED. IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS,

SOME OF THE FOREGOING LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

 

15. INDEMNITY

You agree to indemnify and hold our website, its officers, subsidiaries, affiliates, successors, assigns, directors, officers,

agents, service providers, suppliers and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorney fees

and court costs, made by any third party due to or arising out of Content you submit, post or make available through the Service,

your use of the Service, your violation of the T&C, your breach of any of the representations and warranties herein,

or your violation of any rights of another.

 

16. GENERAL INFORMATION

The T&C constitute the entire agreement between you and our website and govern your use of the Service, superseding any prior agreements between you and us. The T&C and the relationship between you and our website shall be governed by the laws of respective country without regard to its conflict of law provisions. The failure of our website to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the T&C shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the T&C is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the T&C remain in full force and effect. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Service or the T&C must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.

 

17. VIOLATION OF TERMS AND LIQUIDATED DAMAGES

Please report any violations of the T&C, by flagging the posting(s) for review, or by emailing to us.

 

18. NO SPAM POLICY

You understand and agree that sending unsolicited email advertisements to our email addresses or

through our website computer systems is prohibited. Any unauthorized use of our website computer systems is a

violation of these Terms and certain laws, including without limitation the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act .

Such violations may subject the sender and his or her agents to civil and criminal penalties.

When you place a classified ad on this website,

you are agreeing that you have read our statement regarding spam ads as described below.

SPAM Warning:

Do not attempt to spam our system.

We define altering your descriptions/title slightly as spam if it is essentially the same ad that is already

on our system and you cannot place the same ads across multiple categories.

You may not add words or phrases into your ad title or description that are there for the

sole purpose of returning your ad for more search phrases.

This is known as "keyword stuffing" and is not permitted.

Your ad must be readable and the content must reflect the item/service being advertised and nothing else.

You may not place your ad in an inappropriate category.

You may only place a ad for your product/service/item in the one most suitable category.

You may not include any text, links, graphics, content or other elements

in your ad which are not directly related to the item/product/service being advertised.

We do not accept ads for, or linking to "Made For Adsense" websites or web pages.

We do not accept ads for, or linking to, prescription drugs or pharmacies, either online or "brick & mortar".

We do not accept ads for, or linking to, credit card offers, credit card information or credit card application pages.

We do not accept any ads for "dating" type websites.

If we catch you attempting to spam our classified ads in any way, we will delete your account along with all ads you have placed.

We treat free members and paid members equally when dealing with spam issues.

Members with premium memberships caught spamming will also have all ads deleted and membership removed

- we do not issue refunds if your account is closed for a violation of these conditions.

By placing an ad, you are agreeing that you've read and understood this

spam policy along with the rest of our legal terms of service.

Note:

We do not accept adult ads - this is intended as a family friendly site.

 

19. PRIVACY POLICY AND INFORMATION DISCLOSURE

Our website has established a Privacy Policy to explain to users how their information is collected and used as below.

Your use of our website or the Service signifies acknowledgement and agreement to our Privacy Policy.

You further acknowledge and agree that we may, in its sole discretion, preserve or disclose your Content,

as well as your information, such as email addresses, IP addresses, timestamps, and other user information,

if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to:

comply with legal process; enforce the T&C; respond to claims that any Content violates the rights of third-parties;

respond to claims that contact information (e.g. phone number, street address) of a third-party has been posted or

transmitted without their consent or as a form of harassment; protect the rights, property, or personal safety of our website, its users or the general public.

We respects the privacy of its customers and visitors.

If you wish to be removed from our database, or have any questions about the operation of our website,

please write to us.

Our website collects names, email addresses, and other personal information from customers and visitors

only when submitted via one of our online forms, such as our subscription or registration form or our contact form.

This data is used solely by Our website and is not shared, traded, or sold to third parties, unless customers or registrants

opt to receive information from like-minded organizations, in which case we share only names, email addresses, and postal addresses.

Customers can edit their personal information by clicking on My Account. Registrants can un-register by writing to the email address above.

Once you have established a customer account with us, you can opt-out of future promotional mailings by changing your settings on your account.

Our website also collects non-personal data through the use of server-based "session variables,"

which we use to achieve important site functionality, including the recognition of logged-in users and the secure passing of shopping cart information.

In order to identify customers as they proceed through the check out process, our website also uses a cookie (a small file stored

by your browser on your hard drive); thus, online transactions require a browser that accepts cookies.

Our web-server also records IP addresses from all visitors to our site.

An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet.

We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our site, to analyze trends,

to track user movement, and to gather broad demographic information all for the purpose of continually improving our website

and delivering personalized, custom content. IP addresses collection is standard procedure in most web-server environments.

Our website contains links to other websites. Please note that when you click on one of these links,

you are entering another website, for which The Objective Standard is not responsible.

By using our website, you signify your agreement to our privacy policy as stated above.

Note that this policy may be revised periodically without notice.

Please re-read this policy prior to submitting any personal information if you have concerns about how your information is being collected and used.

 

20. FEEDBACK  AND OUR CONTACT

We welcome your questions and comments on this document.

Please write to us at sgabout@yahoo.com.