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Terms of Service

Grant Broadcasting; WFXR, Roanoke; WWCW, Lynchburg; WZDX, Huntsville; WLAX, La Crosse; WEUX, Chippewa Falls; KLJB, Davenport; and KGCW, Burlington and their affiliates and related companies (collectively "Grant Group"), operate this web site (the "Web site") to provide news data and information, related features and services (the "Service"). The terms and conditions set forth herein (the "Terms of Use") together with the Privacy Policy constitute a legally binding agreement between the Grant Group and you regarding the terms on which the Grant Group offers you access to its Service. When using this Web site, you also are subject to other posted guidelines or rules applicable to certain services available on our site. All such guidelines and rules are part of this Terms of Use.  By accessing and using this Web site, you agree to be bound by each of the Terms of Use, the Privacy Policy and all applicable laws and regulations governing the Web site. If you do not agree with any of the Terms of Use or Privacy Policy, you are not authorized to access or use this Web site for any purpose.

Because the Web is an evolving medium, we may need to change the terms of this Terms of Use from time to time, in which case we will post the revised Terms of Use on this site. By continuing to use this Web site after we post any such changes, you accept the Terms of Use as modified. We may change, restrict access to, suspend or discontinue this Web site, or any portion of this Web site, at any time. From time to time, we may establish general practices, limits, or restrictions concerning the use of our site and the posting of information, comments and other materials by registered members of our community.

Registration and Posting
To post information or comments on this Web site, or to obtain access to certain Services, we may require you to become a registered user of the site. We are concerned about the safety and privacy of children and, therefore, we do not permit children under the age of 18 to register to use the Service. In our registration process, you will be required to provide your e-mail address, zip code, gender, and year of birth. You also will be asked to select a password. You agree that the information you supply during the registration process, and maintain after registration, will be accurate and complete and that you will not supply the e-mail address of, register under the name of, or attempt to access the site under the name of, another person. We will delete any member account that we believe has been created using false or fraudulent information, and will delete any content posted on the site using such an account.

Termination Actions
We reserve the right to reject or terminate the use of any member name that we deem offensive or inappropriate. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account, and are responsible for all activities that occur under your password and account. If you discover or suspect any unauthorized use of your password or account, or any other breach of security, you agree to immediately notify us. We may terminate any member account that is inactive for an extended period of time. We reserve the right to terminate the member account of, and to restrict or deny access to our Web site or any Service provided via our Web site to, anyone who violates this Terms of Use or who, in our judgment, interferes with the ability of others to enjoy this web site, or infringes the rights of others.
Rights to screen content. We have the right (but not the obligation), in our sole discretion, to screen r submitted by our members and to edit, move, delete, and/or refuse to accept any content that in our judgment violates this Terms of Use or is otherwise unacceptable or inappropriate, whether for legal or other reasons.

Information Provided on this Web site
The content on this Web site, except all User Submissions (as defined below), including without limitation, the text, software, scripts, graphics, photos, sounds, music, videos, interactive features and the like ("Content") and the trademarks, service marks and logos contained therein ("Marks"), are owned by or licensed to Grant Group, subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights under United States and foreign laws and international conventions.  Content on the Web site is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use only and may not be used, copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed, republished or otherwise exploited for any other purposes whatsoever without the prior written consent of the respective owners. We reserve all rights not expressly granted in and to the Web site and the Content. You agree to not engage in the use, copying, or distribution of any of the Content other than expressly permitted herein, including any use, copying, or distribution of User Submissions of third parties obtained through the Web site for any commercial purposes. If you download or print a copy of the Content for personal use, you must retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained therein. You agree not to circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security related features of this Web site or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any Content or enforce limitations on use of the Web site or the Content therein. You may not decompile or disassemble reverse-engineer or otherwise attempt to discover any source code contained in this Service.

User Submissions
The Web site may now or in the future permit the submission of videos or other communications submitted by you and other users ("User Submissions") and the hosting, sharing, and/or publishing of such User Submissions. You understand that whether or not such User Submissions are published, we do not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to any submissions. We assume no responsibility or liability for the deletion, corruption, or loss of any content submitted by a Web site member, or for any failure to receive or store submitted content for any reason, including, without limitation, malfunctioning of any network, hardware or software.

You will be solely responsible for your own User Submissions of whatever nature that you post on, transmit via or link to from this Web site and are responsible for the consequences of posting or publishing them. In connection with User Submissions, you affirm, represent, and/or warrant that: (i) you are the owner of the content, or otherwise have the right to post such content to our site; (ii) the content is accurate, (iii) the content will not violate the rights of or cause injury to any person or entity, (iv) you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to authorize us to use the User Submissions in the manner contemplated by this site and these Terms of Service; and (v) you have the written consent, release, and/or permission of each and every identifiable individual person in the User Submission to use the name or likeness of each and every such identifiable individual person to enable inclusion and use of the User Submissions in the manner contemplated by this site and these Terms of Service.

For clarity, you retain all of your ownership rights in your User Submissions. However, by submitting the User Submissions to this Web site, you hereby grant Grant Group a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicenseable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform the User Submissions in connection with this Web site and Grant Group's (and its successor's) business, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of this Web site (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels. You also hereby grant each user of this Web site a non-exclusive license to access your User Submissions through the Web site, and to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display and perform such User Submissions as permitted through the functionality of the Web site and under these Terms of Service. The foregoing license granted by you terminates once you remove or delete a User Submission from the Web site.

In connection with User Submissions, you further agree that you will not: (i) submit material that is copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third party proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from their rightful owner to post the material and to grant the Grant Group all of the license rights granted herein; (ii) publish falsehoods or misrepresentations that could damage Grant Group or any third party; (iii) submit material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, libelous, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, violate any law, or is otherwise inappropriate; (iv) post advertisements or solicitations of business: (v) impersonate another person.

Grant Group does not endorse any User Submission or any opinion, recommendation, or advice expressed therein, and we expressly disclaim any and all liability in connection with User Submissions. We do not permit copyright infringing activities and infringement of intellectual property rights on this Web site, and we will remove all Content and User Submissions if properly notified that such Content or User Submission infringes on another's intellectual property rights. We reserve the right to remove Content and User Submissions without prior notice. We will also terminate a User's access to its Web site, if they are determined to be a repeat infringer. A repeat infringer is a User who has been notified of infringing activity more than twice and/or has had a User Submission removed from the Web site more than twice. We also reserve the right to decide whether Content or a User Submission is appropriate and complies with these Terms of Service for violations other than copyright infringement and violations of intellectual property law, such as, but not limited to, pornography, obscene or defamatory material, or excessive length. We may remove such User Submissions and/or terminate a User's access for uploading such material in violation of these Terms of Use at any time, without prior notice and at its sole discretion.

Prohibited Content
By using our site, you agree that you will not post or otherwise make available any content or material that:
* is profane, sexually explicit, tortuous, vulgar, obscene, libelous, abusive, misleading or unlawful, or infringes the rights of others or interferes with the ability of others to enjoy this Web site;
* 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;
* harms minors in any way;
* impersonates any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a Grant Group  employee or another Web site member, or that falsely states or otherwise misrepresents your affiliation with a person or entity;
* includes personal or identifying information about another person without that person's explicit consent;
* is false, deceptive, misleading, deceitful or misinformative;
* is non-local or otherwise irrelevant;
* infringes any copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights of any party;
* you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements);
* constitutes or includes unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of unauthorized solicitation;
* contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of the Web site or any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
* interferes with or disrupts the this Service or servers or networks connected to this Web site , or disobeys any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the this Web site;
* intentionally or unintentionally violates any applicable local, state, national or international law;
* provides material support or resources (or conceals or disguises the nature, location, source, or ownership of material support or resources) to any organization(s) designated by the United States government as a foreign terrorist organization pursuant to section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

You further agree that you will not:
* contact anyone who has asked not to be contacted;
* engage in personal attacks, harass or threaten, question the motives behind others' posts or comments, deliberately inflame or disrupt the conversation, or air personal grievances about other members of the community.
* collect personal data about, or the e-mail addresses of, other Web site members for commercial or unlawful purposes or for purposes of sending unsolicited commercial e-mail;
* repeatedly post the same or similar content or otherwise impose an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure;
* take or cause to be taken any action that disrupts the normal flow of postings and dialogue on this Web site (such as submitting an excessive number of messages - i.e., a flooding attack), or that otherwise negatively affects other members' ability to use the Web site and/or Services;
* use automated means, including spiders, robots, crawlers, data mining tools, or the like to download data from this Web site. Exception is made for Internet search engines (e.g., Google) and non-commercial public archives (e.g., archive.org) that comply with our Terms of Use.

External Links
This Web site may contain links to other Web sites that are not owned or operated by Grant Group and are separate and independent from our site. Visiting such other Web sites from this Web site is done at your own risk. We are not responsible for, and cannot guarantee, the availability or operation of these links, nor are we responsible for the performance or quality of any products, services, content or other materials made available on or offered through the linked sites. A link to another Web site does not constitute our endorsement of that site, nor of any product, service, content or other material offered on that site.

Copyright Infringement Notification Procedure
Grant Group respects the intellectual property rights of others and is committed to helping third parties protect their rights. Our term of services prohibits users from posting content that violates another party's intellectual property rights. When we receive a valid notice of IP infringement, we promptly remove or disable access to the allegedly infringing content. We also terminate the accounts of repeat infringers in appropriate circumstances.

Rights holders can report copyright and other intellectual property infringements by users posting content on our website by using the contact us form on this website, or by submitting a written request to

ATTN: Internet Manager 2618 Colonial Ave, SW Roanoke, VA 24015

Your Responsibilities
You agree to use our Web site in accordance with this Terms of Use, including our Privacy Policy.

If you see something on the site that you believe is inaccurate, or about which you hold a different opinion, feel free to post a comment. Your interactions with companies, organizations and/or individuals found on or through our site, including any purchases, transactions, or other dealings, and any terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such companies, organizations and/or individuals. You agree that we will 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 members of this site, or between a member and any third party, you understand and agree that we are under no obligation to become involved. In the event that you have a dispute with one or more other members, you release Grant Group, its officers, employees, agents, representatives and successors from any claims, demands and damages 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 site.

You agree not to use or launch any automated system, including without limitation, "robots," "spiders," "offline readers," etc., that accesses the Web site in a manner that sends more request messages to the Web site servers in a given period of time than a human can reasonably produce in the same period by using a convention on-line web browser. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Grant Group grants the operators of public search engines permission to use spiders to copy materials from the site for the sole purpose of creating publicly available searchable indices of the materials, but not caches or archives of such materials. Grant Group reserves the right to revoke these exceptions either generally or in specific cases. You agree not to collect or harvest any personally identifiable information, including account names, from the Web site, nor to use the communication systems provided by the Web site for any commercial solicitation purposes. You agree not to solicit, for commercial purposes, any users of the Web site with respect to their User Submissions.

Disclaimer of Warranty; Limitation of Liability; Indemnification

NO WARRANTIES: YOU AGREE THAT USE OF THE SERVICE, THIS WEBSITE AND ANY MATERIAL OR INFORMATION AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS WEBSITE IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS.WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THIS SITE OR THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENTNESS, NONINFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OF THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS WEBSITE, NOR DO WE GUARANTEE THAT THE WEBSITE WILL BE ERROR-FREE, CONTINUOUSLY AVAILABLE, OR FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE  DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTIES FOR SERVICES OR GOODS ADVERTISED ON OR ACCESSED THROUGH ANY LINKS ON THE WEBSITE.

LIMITATIONS ON OUR LIABILITY: IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE WEBSITE OR ANY CONTENT ON THE WEBSITE, OR WITH THE TERMS OF USE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE WEBSITE.  YOU ACKNOWLEDGE, BY YOUR USE OF THE WEB SITE, THAT YOUR USE OF THE WEB SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.  YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL THE GRANT GROUP OR OUR AFFILIATES, AGENTS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO,

  • ANY DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY OR INDIRECT DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF DATA, PROGRAMS OR INFORMATION, AND THE LIKE) ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEB SITE, THE SERVICE, OR THE INFORMATION OR CONTENT PROVIDED THEREIN,
  • ANY CLAIM ATTRIBUTABLE TO ERRORS, OMISSIONS, OR OTHER INACCURACIES IN THE WEBSITE, THE SERVICE AND/OR INFORMATION OR CONTENT CONTAINED THEREIN OR DOWNLOADED THROUGH THE WEBSITE,
  • UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA,
  • STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE WEBSITE OR THE SERVICE, OR
  • ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE WEBSITE OR THE SERVICE, EVEN IF THE GRANT GROUP HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

BECAUSE SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH STATES, THE GRANT GROUP'S LIABILITY IS LIMITED AND WARRANTIES ARE EXCLUDED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

INDEMNIFICATION BY YOU: YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS GRANT GROUP, ITS AFFILIATES, AGENTS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND LICENSORS AGAINST ANY LIABILITY OF ANY NATURE ARISING OUT OF ANY CONTENT POSTED ON THE WEBSITE BY YOU OR BY OTHERS USING YOUR ACCOUNT.
CERTAIN JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Miscellaneous
The Service may be transmitted to you over various networks, and any content that you contribute may be modified to comply with this Terms of Use or to conform and adapt to our technical requirements and those of connecting networks or devices.

You are solely responsible for obtaining access this Web site and you must provide and be responsible for all equipment needed to access it.

Our failure to exercise or enforce any of our rights or to enforce any provision of this Terms of Use will not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of this Terms of Use 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 that all other provisions of the Terms of Use will 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 this Terms of Use or use of this Web site must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.

Choice of Law and Forum
Any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and Grant Group will be governed by the laws of the United States and of Florida, without regard to its principles of conflict of laws. You and Grant Group submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts in Florida.

Feedback
We welcome your questions or comments about the Service, this Terms of Use or our Web site, and also welcome any suggestions you may have for improvement of our site.

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