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Limitation on Liability
By using this site, you acknowledge that we specifically disclaim any liability (whether based on contract, tort, strict liability, or otherwise) for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, PUNITIVE or special damages arising out of, or in any way connected with, your access to or use of this site (even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages), including, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, liability associated with any viruses which may infect a user’s computer equipment.
ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED OR PROVIDED THROUGH THE USE OF THIS SITE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM, OR LOSS OF DATA, THAT RESULTS FROM THE USE, DOWNLOAD OR PROVISION OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL.
Except to the extent required by applicable law, we will not be liable for the unavailability or failure to operate all or any part of the service or system on which this Site is accessed, viewed or used.
Limitation on Your Usage
You may not modify, copy, distribute, license, transmit, reproduce, disseminate, display, transfer or sell, or offer for sale, any information, material, product, or service viewed on or obtained from this Site without express permission.
Information Collected and Use of that Information
From time to time, including when you register to use this Site, we may ask you to provide certain information by which you may be identified, such as your name, title, address, organization name, telephone number, e-mail address, and similar information by which or with which you might be identified. This information will be referred to in this document as “Personal Information.” You may decline to provide this Personal Information but you may thereby be unable to register or participate in activities or opportunities offered on the Site.
VaughnRipley.com would like to be able to use Personal Information in certain ways and they are as follows:
- For the purpose for which it was provided. If you give us information for a specific purpose, we will use it for that purpose.
- To contact you about this Site. VaughnRipley.com would like to be able to contact you from time to time to provide you with information about VaughnRipley.com or request your input about VaughnRipley.com or this Site and ways in which we might improve.
- To inform you about VaughnRipley.com’s information, developments, events, services, opportunities and fundraising efforts. VaughnRipley.com would like to be able to contact you and send you information about its activities, products, services, events and fundraising efforts in which VaughnRipley.com hopes you might be interested.
Necessary disclosure of this Personal Information. VaughnRipley.com may disclose Personal Information to third parties as required by law, as we deem necessary or appropriate (such as pursuant to subpoena or court order). VaughnRipley.com may need to disclose Personal Information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary or reasonable to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our organization. We may also disclose Personal Information to third parties in our discretion if we determine such disclosure is advisable to help avoid harm to persons or property.
Nonpersonal Information. VaughnRipley.com may use and disclose to others information about you and your use of the Site by which you are not identified, such as the type of browser you use, the files you request, the URL and geographic location from which you request information, the URL that you came from and go to, and similar information, and information compiled in the form of statistical, demographic, or aggregated information about visitors generally to the Site. This information is referred to in this document as “Nonpersonal Information.”
Use of “Cookies”
Web log files
Like most website administrators, we use log files that record information such as Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and page navigation. We gather this information to track website visitor movement in the aggregate, and to gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. Our goal in gathering this information is to learn how our customers and the public are using our Site and services. IP addresses that are recorded by our log files are not linked to personally identifiable information.
Security of account information
VaughnRipley.com makes significant efforts to protect from unauthorized access the data it collects.
Correction or Deletion of Your Information
Requesting information. You can request details of Personal Information compiled about you by contacting VaughnRipley.com using the form at: www.VaughnRipley.com/contact.
Correcting Information. You may correct information by informing VaughnRipley.com (using the form at: www.VaughnRipley.com/contact) of the corrections that need to be made.
Deleting your Personal Information from our Database. You may ask VaughnRipley.com to delete your Personal Information from VaughnRipley.com databases of this Site by contacting VaughnRipley.com using the form at: www.VaughnRipley.com/contact. If you delete your Personal Information from these databases, you may be unable to further benefit from use of certain portions of the Site or to use your password further.
If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our Site, we ask them for the friend’s name and e-mail address. VaughnRipley.com will automatically send the friend a one-time e-mail inviting them to visit the Site. VaughnRipley.com stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time e-mail.
Children and Minors
VaughnRipley.com encourages parents and guardians to monitor and participate in their children’s online activities. No information should be submitted to this site by users under 13 years of age, and users under 13 years old are not allowed to make donations, register for newsletters, clubs or activities.
Where appropriate, VaughnRipley.com may ask you to indicate your age to verify compliance with these policies. VaughnRipley.com does not knowingly collect information from users under 13 years of age or provide any personally identifying information from such users to any third party. We do not allow users known to be under 13 years of age to receive marketing communications from VaughnRipley.com or from third parties over which we have control.
No Personal Information about or from children (13 years old or under) should be provided on the Site. This Site is not designed for children. If you are a minor, please secure the permission and guidance of your parents or guardian before using this Site.
Links to Other Sites
We may have or add links to third party sites. Such linked sites are not under the control of VaughnRipley.com and VaughnRipley.com is not responsible for the accuracy, completeness or reliability of any information, data, opinions, advice or statements contained on any such linked sites. Access to any other Internet site linked to this website is at your own risk. VaughnRipley.com has not reviewed all of the sites linked to this Site. VaughnRipley.com provides these links merely as a convenience, and the inclusion of such links does not imply an endorsement by VaughnRipley.com of such third party sites or any goods or services offered by such third parties.
Please be aware that once you leave the Site and enter another website, you may be subject to different privacy practices and policies over which we have no control and for which VaughnRipley.com is not responsible. Please use prudence in utilizing such links and in disclosing any personal information on those sites. Any information you share with these websites is subject to their policies and practices and is independent of VaughnRipley.com.
Ownership of Information
All opinions, ideas, suggestions, and other feedback submitted to this Site may be used by VaughnRipley.com without any restriction and free of charge, and nothing contained in this policy shall limit or otherwise affect this.
Applicable Law and Venue
Regardless of where you live, work or access this Site, this policy and disclaimer agreement, or any information on this Site, and your relationship with us, will be governed by the laws of the State of Maryland. By using this Site, you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of courts in the State of Maryland, Frederick County in any matter related to the use or contents of this Site.
Contacting the Website