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Terms of Use

Last revised May 10, 2011

The following User Agreement (“Agreement”) governs the use of www.lcctorch.com (“Website”) and its comment section via the WordPress servers.

Please read the rules contained in this Agreement carefully. Your use of and/or registration on any aspect of the Website will constitute your agreement to comply with these rules. If you cannot agree with these rules, please do not use the Website.

In addition to reviewing this agreement, please read our Privacy Policy. Your use of the Website constitutes agreement to its terms and conditions as well.

The Agreement may be modified from time to time. The date of the most recent revisions will appear on this page, so check back often. Continued access of the Website by you will constitute your acceptance of any changes or revisions to the Agreement.

Your failure to follow these rules may result in suspension or termination of your access to the Website, without notice, in addition to Service Provider’s other remedies.

1.Monitoring

We strive to provide an enjoyable online experience for anyone and everyone who uses lcctorch.com, so we will monitor activity on the site, including and especially the comments section, to foster compliance with this Agreement. All users of the Website hereby specifically agree to such monitoring. We will not any warranties or guarantees that: (1) the Website or any portion of it will be monitored for accuracy or unacceptable use, (2) apparent statements of fact will be authenticated, or (3) we will take any specific action (or any action at all) in the event of a dispute regarding compliance or non-compliance with this Agreement.

2. Medical information disclaimer

Lcctorch.com is not a forum for the exchange of medical information, advice or the promotion of self-destructive behavior including, but not limited to, eating disorders, suicide, etc. While you may freely discuss your troubles, do not look to this site for information or advice on such topics. Instead, speak with a trusted adult you know or a medical professional.

THE INFORMATION ON LCCTORCH.COM IS PROVIDED FOR EDUCATIONAL AND ETNERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY. NO STATEMENTS WILL BE PUBLISHED ON THIS SITE WITH THE INTENTION TO DIAGNOSE, CURE OR TREAT ANY MEDICAL OR OTHER CONDITION. ALWAYS SEEK THE HELP OR ADVICE OF YOUR PHYSICIAIN OR OTHER QUALIFIED HEALTH CARE PROVIDER PRIOR TO STARTING ANY NEW DIET AND ASK YOUR DOCTOR ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE REGARDING A MEDICAL CONDITION. IN ADDITION TO ALL OTHER LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMERS IN THIS AGREEMENT, SERVICE PROVIDER AND ITS THIRD PARTY PROVIDERS DISCLAIM ANY LIABILITY OR LOSS IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONTENT PROVIDED ON LCCTORCH.COM

3. Commenting

Although lcctorch.com does not require its users to register in order to post on the site, all comments — whether through the Facebook or WordPress engine — must adhere to the following guidelines.

a. All comments posted must have a traceable email address (eg. yahoo, gmail, lanecc.edu, uoregon.edu, etc.) Every comment posted via the WordPress engine is monitored for authenticity and will be deleted if the email address used does not exist.

b. All commenters agree not to use any obscene, indecent or offensive language or to provide to or post on or through the Website any graphics, text, photographs, images, video, audio or other material that is defamatory, abusive, bullying, harassing, racist, hatevul, or violent. You agree to refrain from ethnic slurs, religious intolerance, homophobia and personal attacks when using lcctorch.com

c. You are responsible for ensuring that any text, multimedia or other material provided does not violate copyright, trademark, trade secret or any other personal or proprietary rights of any third party or is provided or posted with the permission of the owners of such rights.

d. You may not make commercial or other unauthorized use, by publication, re-transmission, distribution, performance, caching or otherwise, of material obtained through the Website except as permitted by the Copyright Act or other law or as expressly permitted in writing by this Agreement, or the service provider of this site.

4. Indemnification

You agree to indemnify The Torch from any and all claims and liabilities (including attorneys fees) which may arise from your submissions, from your unauthorized use of material obtained through the Website, or from your breach of this Agreement, or from any such acts through your use of the Website.

5. Editing and deletions

The Torch reserves the right, but does not undertake the duty, to review, edit, move or delete any material provided for display or placed on the website or its bulletin boards in its sole discretion, without notice.

6. Additional rules

The Torch reserves the right to post, from time to time, additional rules of usage that apply to specific parts of the website. Such additional rules will be posted in the relevant parts of lcctorch.com. Your continued use of the site constitutes your agreement to comply with these additional rules.

7. Termination or suspension of acces to the website

The Torch has the right to terminate and/or suspend your ability to access the website or any portion thereof, for any or no reason, without notice.

8. Disclaimer of warranty and limitation of liability:

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU ARE USING THE WEBSITE AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE WEBSITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS”, AND THE SERVICE PROVIDER, ITS AFFILIATES AND ITS THIRD PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS AND IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR ANY OTHER WARRANTY, CONDITION, GUARANTEE OR REPRESENTATION, WHETHER ORAL, IN WRITING OR IN ELECTRONIC FORM, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN OR PROVIDED BY THE WEBSITE. SERVICE PROVIDER, ITS AFFILIATES, AND ITS THIRD PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT ACCESS TO THE WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR THAT THERE WILL BE NO FAILURES, ERRORS OR OMISSIONS OR LOSS OF TRANSMITTED INFORMATION, OR THAT NO VIRUSES WILL BE TRANSMITTED ON THE WEBSITE.

SERVICE PROVIDER, ITS AFFILIATES AND ITS THIRD PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTIES FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ALLEGEDLY SUSTAINED ARISING OUT OF THIS AGREEMENT, THE PROVIDING OF THE WEBSITE HEREUNDER, THE SALE OR PURCHASE OF ANY GOODS OR MERCHANDISE, YOUR ACCESS TO OR INABILITY TO ACCESS THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING FOR VIRUSES ALLEGED TO HAVE BEEN OBTAINED FROM THE WEBSITE, YOUR USE OF OR RELIANCE ON THE WEBSITE OR ANY OF THE MERCHANDISE, INFORMATION OR MATERIALS AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE, REGARDLESS OF THE TYPE OF CLAIM OR THE NATURE OF THE CAUSE OF ACTION, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.

YOU HEREBY AGREE TO RELEASE SERVICE PROVIDER, ITS AFFILIATES AND THIRD-PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS, AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS FROM CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND DAMAGES (ACTUAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL) OF EVERY KIND AND NATURE, KNOWN AND UNKNOWN, SUSPECTED AND UNSUSPECTED, DISCLOSED AND UNDISCLOSED (“CLAIMS”), ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH YOUR USE OF THIS SITE. IF YOU ARE A CALIFORNIA RESIDENT, YOU WAIVE CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 1542, WHICH STATES, IN PART: “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR”.

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If you don’t agree to the terms contained in this agreement, please exit the site.

Lcctorch.com is independently managed by The Torch staff and is not affiliated with Lane Community College.

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