Terms Of Service

The following terms and conditions govern all use of this  website (including all pages and subpages accessed at the domain of this  Terms document, and all pages accessed via subdomains of this domain)  and all content, services and products available at or through the  website (taken together, the Website). The Website is offered subject to  your acceptance without modification of all of the terms and conditions  contained herein and all other operating rules, policies (including,  without limitation, the Privacy Policy) and procedures that may be  published from time to time on this Site (collectively, the  “Agreement”).

Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing or using the  Website. By accessing or using any part of the web site, you agree to  become bound by the terms and conditions of this agreement. If you do  not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you  may not access the Website or use any services. If these terms and  conditions are considered an offer by the Website, acceptance is  expressly limited to these terms. The Website is available only to  individuals who are at least 16 years old.

Your Account and Site. If you create a account/comment user/blog/site  on the Website, you are responsible for maintaining the security of  your account and posted data, and you are fully responsible for all  activities that occur under the account and any other actions taken in  connection with your postings. You must not describe or assign keywords  to your postings in a misleading or unlawful manner, including in a  manner intended to trade on the name or reputation of others, and the  Website may change or remove any description or keyword that it  considers inappropriate or unlawful, or otherwise likely to cause the  Website liability. You must immediately notify the Website of any  unauthorized uses of your data, your account or any other breaches of  security. The Website will not be liable for any acts or omissions by  You, including any damages of any kind incurred as a result of such acts  or omissions.

Responsibility of Contributors. If you operate a posting system,  comment, post material to the Website, post links on the Website, or  otherwise make (or allow any third party to make) material available by  means of the Website (any such material, “Content”), You are entirely  responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from, that  Content. That is the case regardless of whether the Content in question  constitutes text, graphics, an audio file, or computer software. By  making Content available, you represent and warrant that:
the downloading, copying and use of the Content will not infringe the  proprietary rights, including but not limited to the copyright, patent,  trademark or trade secret rights, of any third party;
if your employer has rights to intellectual property you create, you  have either (i) received permission from your employer to post or make  available the Content, including but not limited to any software, or  (ii) secured from your employer a waiver as to all rights in or to the  Content;
you have fully complied with any third-party licenses relating to the  Content, and have done all things necessary to successfully pass through  to end users any required terms;
the Content does not contain or install any viruses, worms, malware, Trojan horses or other harmful or destructive content;
the Content is not spam, is not machine- or randomly-generated, and does  not contain unethical or unwanted commercial content designed to drive  traffic to third party sites or boost the search engine rankings of  third party sites, or to further unlawful acts (such as phishing) or  mislead recipients as to the source of the material (such as spoofing);
the Content is not pornographic, does not contain threats or incite  violence towards individuals or entities, and does not violate the  privacy or publicity rights of any third party;
your posting is not getting advertised via unwanted electronic messages  such as spam links on newsgroups, email lists, other blogs and web  sites, and similar unsolicited promotional methods;
your posting is not named in a manner that misleads your readers into  thinking that you are another person or company. For example, your  blog’s URL or name is not the name of a person other than yourself or  company other than your own; and
you have, in the case of Content that includes computer code, accurately  categorized and/or described the type, nature, uses and effects of the  materials, whether requested to do so by the Website or otherwise.
By submitting Content to the Website for inclusion on the Website, you  grant the Website a world-wide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license  to reproduce, modify, adapt and publish the Content solely for the  purpose of displaying, distributing and promoting your blog. If you  delete Content, the Website will use reasonable efforts to remove it  from the Website, but you acknowledge that caching or references to the  Content may not be made immediately unavailable.

Without limiting any of those representations or warranties, the  Website has the right (though not the obligation) to, in the Website’s  sole discretion (i) refuse or remove any content that, in the Website’s  reasonable opinion, violates any Website policy or is in any way harmful  or objectionable, or (ii) terminate or deny access to and use of the  Website to any individual or entity for any reason, in the Website’s  sole discretion. The Website will have no obligation to provide a refund  of any amounts previously paid.

Payment and Renewal.
General Terms.
By selecting a product or service, you agree to pay the Website the  one-time and/or monthly or annual subscription fees indicated  (additional payment terms may be included in other communications).  Subscription payments will be charged on a pre-pay basis on the day you  sign up for an Upgrade and will cover the use of that service for a  monthly or annual subscription period as indicated. Payments are not  refundable.
Automatic Renewal.
Unless you notify the Website before the end of the applicable  subscription period that you want to cancel a subscription, your  subscription will automatically renew and you authorize us to collect  the then-applicable annual or monthly subscription fee for such  subscription (as well as any taxes) using any credit card or other  payment mechanism we have on record for you. Upgrades can be canceled at  any time by submitting your request to the Website in writing.
Fees; Payment. By signing up for a Services account you agree to pay the  Website the applicable setup fees and recurring fees. Applicable fees  will be invoiced starting from the day your services are established and  in advance of using such services. the Website reserves the right to  change the payment terms and fees upon thirty (30) days prior written  notice to you. Services can be canceled by you at anytime on thirty (30)  days written notice to the Website.
Support. If your service includes access to priority email support.  “Email support” means the ability to make requests for technical support  assistance by email at any time (with reasonable efforts by the Website  to respond within five business days) concerning the use of the VIP  Services. “Priority” means that support takes priority over support for  users of the standard or free WashingtonSources.org services. All  support will be provided in accordance with the Website standard  services practices, procedures and policies.

Responsibility of Website Visitors. the Website has not reviewed, and  cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, posted  to the Website, and cannot therefore be responsible for that material’s  content, use or effects. By operating the Website, the Website does not  represent or imply that it endorses the material there posted, or that  it believes such material to be accurate, useful or non-harmful. You are  responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and  your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other  harmful or destructive content. The Website may contain content that is  offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable, as well as content  containing technical inaccuracies, typographical mistakes, and other  errors. The Website may also contain material that violates the privacy  or publicity rights, or infringes the intellectual property and other  proprietary rights, of third parties, or the downloading, copying or use  of which is subject to additional terms and conditions, stated or  unstated. the Website disclaims any responsibility for any harm  resulting from the use by visitors of the Website, or from any  downloading by those visitors of content there posted.
Content Posted on Other Websites. We have not reviewed, and cannot  review, all of the material, including computer software, made available  through the websites and webpages to which the Website links, and that  link to the Website. The Website does not have any control over those  non-Website sites and webpages, and is not responsible for their  contents or their use. By linking to a non-Website site or webpage, the  Website does not represent or imply that it endorses such website or  webpage. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to  protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan  horses, and other harmful or destructive content. the Website disclaims  any responsibility for any harm resulting from your use of non-the  Website websites and webpages.
Copyright Infringement and DMCA Policy. As the Website asks others to  respect its intellectual property rights, it respects the intellectual  property rights of others. If you believe that material located on or  linked to by the Website violates your copyright, you are encouraged to  notify the Website in accordance with the Website’s Digital Millennium  Copyright Act (“DMCA”) Policy. The Website will respond to all such  notices, including as required or appropriate by removing the infringing  material or disabling all links to the infringing material. The Website  will terminate a visitor’s access to and use of the Website if, under  appropriate circumstances, the visitor is determined to be a repeat  infringer of the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of the  Website or others. In the case of such termination, the Website will  have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid to  the Website.

Intellectual Property. This Agreement does not transfer from the Website  to you any the Website or third party intellectual property, and all  right, title and interest in and to such property will remain (as  between the parties) solely with the Website. The Website, and its  domain name, logo, and all other trademarks, service marks, graphics and  logos used in connection with the Website are trademarks or registered  trademarks of the Website or the Website’s licensors. Other trademarks,  service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the Website  may be the trademarks of other third parties. Your use of the Website  grants you no right or license to reproduce or otherwise use any the  Website or third-party trademarks.
Advertisements. The Website reserves the right to display advertisements unless you have purchased an ad-free account.

Attribution. The Website reserves the right to display attribution  links, theme author, and font attribution in relevant Content.

Partner Products. By activating a partner product from one of our  partners, you agree to that partner’s terms of service. You can opt out  of their terms of service at any time by de-activating the partner  product.
Changes. The Website reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to  modify or replace any part of this Agreement. It is your responsibility  to check this Agreement periodically for changes. Your continued use of  or access to the Website following the posting of any changes to this  Agreement constitutes acceptance of those changes. The Website may also,  in the future, offer new services and/or features through the Website  (including, the release of new tools and resources). Such new features  and/or services shall be subject to the terms and conditions of this  Agreement.

Termination. The Website may terminate your access to all or any part of  the Website at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice,  effective immediately. If you wish to terminate this Agreement or your  account (if you have one), you may simply discontinue using the Website.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, if you have a paid services account,  such account can only be terminated by the Website if you materially  breach this Agreement and fail to cure such breach within thirty (30)  days from the Website’s notice to you thereof; provided that, the  Website can terminate the Website immediately as part of a general shut  down of our service. All provisions of this Agreement which by their  nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including,  without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers,  indemnity and limitations of liability.

Disclaimer of Warranties. The Website is provided “as is”. the Website  and its suppliers and licensors hereby disclaim all warranties of any  kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties  of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and  non-infringement. Neither the Website nor its suppliers and licensors,  makes any warranty that the Website will be error free or that access  thereto will be continuous or uninterrupted. You understand that you  download from, or otherwise obtain content or services through, the  Website at your own discretion and risk.

Limitation of Liability. In no event will the Website, or its suppliers  or licensors, be liable with respect to any subject matter of this  agreement under any contract, negligence, strict liability or other  legal or equitable theory for: (i) any special, incidental or  consequential damages; (ii) the cost of procurement for substitute  products or services; (iii) for interruption of use or loss or  corruption of data; or (iv) for any amounts that exceed the fees paid by  you to the Website under this agreement during the twelve (12) month  period prior to the cause of action. the Website shall have no liability  for any failure or delay due to matters beyond their reasonable  control. The foregoing shall not apply to the extent prohibited by  applicable law.

General Representation and Warranty. You represent and warrant that (i)  your use of the Website will be in strict accordance with the the  Website Privacy Policy, with this Agreement and with all applicable laws  and regulations (including without limitation any local laws or  regulations in your country, state, city, or other governmental area,  regarding online conduct and acceptable content, and including all  applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported  from the United States or the country in which you reside) and (ii) your  use of the Website will not infringe or misappropriate the intellectual  property rights of any third party.

Indemnification. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Website,  its contractors, and its licensors, and their respective directors,  officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims and  expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of your use of the  Website, including but not limited to your violation of this Agreement.

Miscellaneous. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between  the Website and you concerning the subject matter hereof, and they may  only be modified by a written amendment signed by an authorized  executive of the Website, or by the posting by the Website of a revised  version. Except to the extent applicable law, if any, provides  otherwise, this Agreement, any access to or use of the Website will be  governed by the laws of the United States, excluding its conflict of law  provisions, and the proper venue for any disputes arising out of or  relating to any of the same will be the state and federal courts located  in the Website owner’s local jurisdiction. Except for claims for  injunctive or equitable relief or claims regarding intellectual property  rights (which may be brought in any competent court without the posting  of a bond), any dispute arising under this Agreement shall be finally  settled in accordance with the Comprehensive

Arbitration Rules of the  Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Service, Inc. (“JAMS”) by three  arbitrators appointed in accordance with such Rules. The arbitration  shall take place in the local jurisdiction of the Website’s owners, in  the English language and the arbitral decision may be enforced in any  court. The prevailing party in any action or proceeding to enforce this  Agreement shall be entitled to costs and attorneys’ fees. If any part of  this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, that part will be  construed to reflect the parties’ original intent, and the remaining  portions will remain in full force and effect. A waiver by either party  of any term or condition of this Agreement or any breach thereof, in any  one instance, will not waive such term or condition or any subsequent  breach thereof. You may assign your rights under this Agreement to any  party that consents to, and agrees to be bound by, its terms and  conditions; the Website may assign its rights under this Agreement  without condition. This Agreement will be binding upon and will inure to  the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.