Terms Of Use

The Crusader Journal’s terms of use

Effective date October 1, 2016

The following Terms of Use (“Agreement”) govern your use of the http://www.crusaderjournal.com website, which includes news content, service and interactive features, and the Crusaderjournal.com’s mobile application (collectively, the “Website”). The Website is owned and operated by The Crusader Journal. Please read this document carefully.

By accessing or using the website (crusaderjournal.com), you agree to be bound by this agreement. If you do not agree to this agreement, please do not use the website.

The Crusader Journal reserves the right, at any time, without notice, and at its sole discretion, to update or modify this agreement by posting such change, update, or modification on the website (crusaderjournal.com).  Any such update or modification will be effective immediately upon posting.

Any material changes to this agreement will only apply prospectively. Your continued access or use of the website (crusaderjournal.com) and/or any services or features offered on the website (crusaderjournal.com) means that you accept any modifications.

The Crusader Journal also may in its sole discretion and at any time discontinue providing the website (crusaderjournal.com), or any part thereof, with or without notice. You agree that any termination of your access to the website (crusaderjournal.com) or its content, or your User Content under any provision of this agreement, may be effected without prior notice to you, and you acknowledge and agree that The Crusader Journal may bar any further access to the website (crusaderjournal.com), including the content and your user content. Furthermore, you agree that The Crusader Journal shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination of access to the website (crusaderjournal.com).

All text, graphics, user interfaces, visual interfaces, photographs, trademarks, logos, sounds, music, artwork, computer code, and content published on the website (crusaderjournal.com) is protected by applicable intellectual property laws and is owned or licensed by The Crusader Journal or its licensors. The Crusader Journal grants you a limited right to access and use the website (crusaderjournal.com). You may not modify, create a derivative work, display, distribute, perform publicly, or in any way exploit, in whole or in part, any of the content or software contained on or comprising, the website (crusaderjournal.com) without seeking prior written permission from The Crusader Journal. You are also restricted from using any automated or manual device or process to copy, monitor, index or data mine the website (crusaderjournal.com). The Crusader Journal, its respective logos, trade dress, and the graphics and layout of the website (crusaderjournal.com) are the registered and/or unregistered service marks, trademarks, and/or trade dress of The Crusader Journal and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without The Crusader Journal’s prior written permission. All other trademarks, product names, and company names or logos mentioned on the website (crusaderjournal.com) are the property of their respective owners.

The Crusader Journal reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the website (crusaderjournal.com) or any part thereof, with or without notice. You agree that The Crusader Journal shall not be liable to you or any third party for any modifications, suspension or discontinuance of the website (crusaderjournal.com).

Certain features offered on the website (crusaderjournal.com) may require you to register as an unauthorized user (including setting up a username and password). You may also log in to post comments, or to share articles, via your Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Disqus, or any other third-party accounts. In the future, we may permit additional login methods. Currently, when you log-in using via your third party account, you must grant us permission to access certain information from these third-party accounts.

You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account information, including your password, and for any and all activity that occurs under your account. You may not use anyone else’s username and password at any time. The Crusader Journal cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with these obligations. You agree to notify us if any of your log-in information is lost, stolen or disclosed to an unauthorized third party, if there is any unauthorized use of your account on this website (crusaderjournal.com) or if you know of any other breach of security in relation to this website (crusaderjournal.com).

The website (crusaderjournal.com) provides information for the benefit of users. Certain areas of the website allow users to post, upload, submit or otherwise make available content such as blogs, profiles, photo albums, video galleries, opinions, messages, comments, graphics, sounds or material (user content). However, The Crusader Journal does not guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, or validity of any user content on the website (crusaderjournal.com).

You may not submit any user content that is obscene, defamatory, harassing, threating, pornographic, illegal, or would violate the rights of others, or that otherwise violates the user conduct section of this agreement.

The Crusader Journal reserves the right to refuse, delete or remove any user content that it considers inappropriate or otherwise finds objectionable, in its sole discretion. The Crusader Journal, however, assumes no responsibility for monitoring or policing the website (crusaderjournal.com)  for inappropriate user content or conduct. If at any time The Crusader Journal chooses, in its sole discretion, to monitor the website (crusaderjournal.com), The Crusader Journal will assume no responsibility for the user content on the website (crusaderjournal.com), no obligation to modify or remove any inappropriate or otherwise objectionable user content on the website (crusaderjournal.com), and no responsibility for the conduct of any user submitting such user content.

By submitting user content to or through the website (crusaderjournal.com), you expressly grant The Crusader Journal a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, fully paid-up, perpetual, irrevocable, transferable license (including the right to sublicense through multiple tiers) to use, publish, transmit, modify, reproduce, display, distribute, process, adapt, publicly perform, publicly display, or any portion thereof, in any form, medium or distribution method now known or hereafter existing, known or developed, and authorized others to user your user content.

You acknowledge that you are solely responsible for the user content you post on or through the website (crusaderjournal.com) and the consequences of posting such user content. By posting such user content, you represent and warrant to us that you have the necessary licenses, rights, consents and permissions to enable inclusion of the user content in the manner contemplated by this website (crusaderjournal.com) and this Terms of Use agreement. You agree that you will not post user content 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 such user content. You agree to pay for all royalties, fees, damages and any other monies owing any person by reason of any user content posted by you to or through this website (crusaderjournal.com).

By accessing and using the website (crusaderjournal.com), you agree that you will: (1) comply with all applicable local, state, national, and international laws and regulations that govern your use of the website (crusaderjournal.com); and (2) provide truthful and accurate information about your identity if you choose to register on the website (crusaderjournal.com)

You also agree that you will not, disrupt or interfere with the security or accessibility of the website (crusaderjournal.com) or any services offered in connection with the website (crusaderjournal.com) You also agree that you will not transmit any obscene or otherwise objectionable user content, viruses or other harmful files, or any type of unsolicited mass email through or in connection with the website (crusaderjournal.com). You also agree that you will not reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell, use or exploit any portion of the website (crusaderjournal.com) for a commercial purpose, unless specifically authorized by The Crusader Journal. You also agree that you will not attempt to gain unauthorized access to the website (crusaderjournal.com). You also agree that you will not defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten, or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others. You also agree that you will not use racially, ethnically, or otherwise offensive language. You also agree that you will not use explicit/obscene language or solicit/post sexually explicit images (actual or simulated). You also agree that you will not post anything that exploits children or minors and/or post anything that depicts cruelty to animals. You also agree that you will not post any copyrighted or trademarked materials without the express permission from the owner. You also agree that you will not disseminate any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or any other form of solicitation. You also agree that you will not use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access the website (crusaderjournal.com). You also agree that you will not take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure. You also agree that you will not alter the opinions or comments posted by others on this website (crusaderjournal.com). You also agree that you will not use the website (crusaderjournal.com) for unintended purposes or trying to change the behavior of the website (crusaderjournal.com) and/or attempt to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization, and/or attempt to interfere with service to any user, host or network including, but not limited to, by way of submitting a virus to, or overloading. You also agree that you will not take any action that may otherwise harm, disrupt or overburden the website (crusaderjournal.com) or harm another user of the website (crusaderjournal.com).

The Crusader Journal reserves the right to terminate access to your account, your ability to post to this website (crusaderjournal.com) and/or refuse, delete or remove any user content with or without cause and with or without notice, for any reason or no reason, or for any action that The Crusader Journal determines is inappropriate or disruptive to this website (crusaderjournal.com) or to any other user of this website (crusaderjournal.com). The Crusader Journal may report to law enforcement authorities any actions that may be illegal, and any reports it receives of such conduct. When legally required or at our own discretion, The Crusader Journal will cooperate with law enforcement agencies in ay investigation of alleged illegal activity.

The website (crusaderjournal.com) is not directed to children under the age of thirteen, and The Crusader Journal does not knowingly collect or solicit personally identifiable information from or about children under the age of thirteen. If we discover that we have received any personally identifiable information from a child under thirteen, we will delete such information from our servers and records promptly.

The Crusader Journal follows the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that the website (crusaderjournal.com) contains content or material that infringes a copyright you own, you may file a Notification of Claimed Infringement. Please send all inquiries to the contact information listed below:

The Crusader Journal: 2101 Cumberland Ave. #5104, West Lafayette, Indiana. 47906. And/or crusaderjournal@gmail.com.

In order to be effective under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the notification must be a written communication sent to The Crusader Journal and must include the following information:

  • A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner;
  • Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to be infringed;
  • Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing in sufficient detail for The Crusader Journal to be able to identify the claimed infringing material;
  • Contact information for the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and email address;
  • A statement that the complaining party has a good-faith belief that use of the material in the manner identified is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  • A statement that the information in the Notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.

Upon receipt of a valid Notification from a copyright owner, which contains all of the required information described above, The Crusader Journal will remove or disable access to the material contained on the website (crusaderjournal.com) that is alleged to be infringing.

You understand and agree that some or all of the website (crusaderjournal.com) may include advertisements, contests, sweepstakes, or promotions and that these advertisements, contests, sweepstakes, or promotions help The Crusader Journal to operate the website (crusaderjournal.com). We will use the information that we collect from you related to such advertisements, contests, sweepstakes, or promotions in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

Third parties not affiliated with The Crusader Journal may also offer contests, sweepstakes, or promotions on the website (crusaderjournal.com). If you choose to correspond with, order or pay for goods and services or participate in contests, sweepstakes, or promotions offered by third parties, there will be other terms, conditions, warranties or representations that will apply. You agree that The Crusader Journal shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort related to your dealings with such third parties.

You agree to indemnify and hold The Crusader Journal, its subsidiaries, affiliated companies, officers, directors, shareholders, predecessors, successors interest, agents, employees, partners and licensors, harmless from and against any claim, demand, loss, liability, or expense, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of content you submit, post, transmit or otherwise make available through the website (crusaderjournal.com), your access or use of the website (crusaderjournal.com), your violation of this Agreement, or your violation of any rights of a third party.

You expressly understand and agree that your use of the website (crusaderjournal.com) is at your sole risk. The website (crusaderjournal.com) is provided ‘as-is’ and ‘as available’, without warranty of any kind, either express or implied. The Crusader Journal disclaims all warranties with regard to the information provided by the website (crusaderjournal.com), including all implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement. The Crusader Journal provides no warranty with respect to the availability, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, functionality, or reliability of the website (crusaderjournal.com) or the content provided on the website (crusaderjournal.com)

You expressly understand and agree that in no event shall The Crusader Journal be liable for any damages, including, without limitation, special, direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, punitive, lost profits or other damages arising from or in connection with the use, inability to use, or loss of the data contained within the website (crusaderjournal.com).

You are granted a limited, revocable, non-exclusive right to create a hyperlink to the website (crusaderjournal.com) on the condition that the link does not portray The Crusader Journal in a false, misleading, derogatory or otherwise defamatory manner.

The website (crusaderjournal.com) may contain links to other websites owned or operated by non-affiliated third parties. The Crusader Journal is not responsible for the content provided by or privacy practices of these other websites. When you visit such websites – even if you get there by clicking on links provided on this website (crusaderjournal.com) – this Agreement no longer applies. The Crusader Journal is not responsible for your access to and use of such linked websites, including the use of your personal information by such linked websites.

The views expressed in the articles labeled “Opinion Editorial” on this domain are those of the authors alone. They do not represent the views and opinions of The Crusader Journal or its staff.

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and The Crusader Journal with regard to your use of the website (crusaderjournal.com). Any and all other written or oral agreements or understandings previously existing between you and The Crusader Journal with respect to your use of the website (crusaderjournal.com) are hereby superseded and canceled. The Crusader Journal will not accept any counter-offers to this Agreement, and all such offers are hereby categorically rejected.

Any and all questions should be directed to

The Crusader Journal, 2101 Cumberland Ave. #5104  West Lafayette, Indiana. 47906. And/or send e-mail to crusaderjournal@gmail.com.

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