...socialcasting the Ohio Craft Beer Culture
...podcasting and blogging about Ohio-based CRAFT BEER
There are idiots among us...because of that, we need legal notices, like the below Terms and Conditions...enjoy
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Hometown Craft Beer Network, LLC
Christopher L. Warner
January 21, 2016
The subject matter of HOMETOWN CRAFT BEER NETWORK, LLC (HCBN) and the associated work product(s) is craft beer, specifically, craft beer brewed and distributed within the State of Ohio, United States of America. As such, you (User) of this website acknowledge and accept the stated subject matter and all work product(s) thereof.
The content contained herein is intended for adults. You, the User, acknowledge such intent. Further, the intended geographical audiences are the legal residents of, legal tourists to, and legal visitors to the State of Ohio, United States. You, the User, acknowledge the Subject Matter is an age-restricted controlled substance. HCBN does not engage in the sale of craft beer, or other forms of alcoholic beverages.
You must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age to enter and remain within this website. Upon entrance to this website, you acknowledged you are of such minimum age. There is no maximum age restriction.
Trolling is cowardly, unethical, unappealing, corrupt, improper, unfair, deceitful, unscrupulous, disrespectful, dishonorable, gutless…do I make my point? First, don’t do it at all. If you still feel you have to, then do it somewhere else.
If you have, or suspect you have, a problem with alcohol, including, but not limited to, alcoholism, then please contact your local alcohol awareness assistance center. If you need help, please get help. Ohio Mental Health & Addiction (MHA) Services offers support in drug, alcohol, and mental health struggles. YOU ARE IMPORTANT. Within the State of Ohio, please contact the Ohio MHA Services at (877) 275-6364 or visit their website at http://mha.ohio.gov/.
This website, associated work products, and associated sites [including, but not limited to the blog, podcast, calendar, and map (hereafter referred to as “content”)] produced by the HCBN are for informational and entertainment purposes only. HCBN condones only the legal production of and responsible consumption of alcoholic beverages. HCBN condemns illegal production, illegal distribution, irresponsible consumption, and delinquency associated with alcoholic beverages.
HCBN expressly states the following disclaimers:
The blog, calendar, and map functions are provided by utilizing open-source Google® applications.
HCBN provides no advisory services, critiques, opinions, etc. HCBN is an informational and entertainment service. You can make your own conclusions. Any appearance of advice, critique, opinion, etc. is unintentional and is offered during the course of normal conversation, writing, posting, etc.
HCBN content is provided without any representations or warranties – express or implied.
CHRISTOPHER L. WARNER. JD owns the URL HometownCBN.com (Site) for use by HCBN. This Site offers Users a collection of online resources, including, but not limited to, blogs, podcasts, message boards, informational materials, third party content, and other content (Content). The primary purpose for HCBN work product(s) is to entertain, inform, and inspire Users about craft beer.
You are responsible for your actions. If you can’t handle responsibility yet, then get off my site.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND ACCEPTANCE
REVISE, SUPPLEMENT, AMMEND, or MODIFY TERMS
HCBN may revise, supplement, amend, or modify these Terms, such as introducing new or expanded services and products, educational materials, or events or curtailing existing. You understand and agree that such revised, supplemented, amended, or modified Terms are hereby incorporated by reference into these Terms. Any revised, supplemented, or modified Terms are effective immediately upon posting. Your continued use of this Site after the posting of the revised, supplemented, amended, or modified Terms constitutes your agreement to abide and be bound by them.
CHANGES TO THIS SITE
HCBN may modify or discontinue this Site, any portion thereof or any service, tool, digital product, product, event or other materials related to or contained on this Site without notice to you and without liability to you or any third party.
Certain areas on this Site require registration which requires you to provide at minimum, your name, e-mail address, and in some cases, a physical address. In addition to the required registration information, you may be asked (but are not required to provide) your gender, personal interests and other such information. You acknowledge and agree that HCBN may block your use of this Site if your registration information is not complete and/or terminate your right to use this Site if any of the registration information that you provide is false, not current, incomplete, inaccurate, or if HCBN has reason to believe any of your registration information is untrue, not current, incomplete or inaccurate.
You are responsible for maintaining and updating your registration information to keep it current, complete, and accurate.
In addition to all required registration information, you are responsible to: (a) provide all equipment, including a computer and modem, necessary to establish a connection to the internet; (b) provide your own access to the internet; and (c) pay any telephone, data, hosting or other service fees associated with such access.
You acknowledge you have the authority to register with and/or use this Site according to these Terms. You affirm that you are fully able, of legal age, and competent to enter into these Terms and to abide by and comply with these Terms.
USER PASSWORD AND SECURITY
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password(s) and other information. You are entirely responsible for any and all activities that occur under your username and password whether or not authorized by you. You agree to immediately notify HCBN at firstname.lastname@example.org of any unauthorized use of your username or password. HCBN may refuse to grant you, and you may not use, a username (or e-mail address) that: is already being used by someone else; may or does impersonate another person; belongs to another person; violates the intellectual property or other rights of any person; is vulgar or otherwise offensive; and/or HCBN rejects for any other reason in HCBN’s sole discretion. Although HCBN will not be liable for losses caused by any unauthorized use of your username or other information, you may be liable for the losses of HCBN or others due to such unauthorized use.
You agree that when using this Site, you will act in a manner consistent with the goals of this Site, and by way of example, and not as a limitation, you specifically agree that:
HCBN is NOT a government agency; therefore, “free speech” is not a guarantee. Note, HCBN aspires to the ideals of free speech; however, it is HCBN’s free speech that is protected, not yours. HCBN and its content is privately owned. No User to this Site or HCBN work product(s), which is personal property, has an expressed or implied absolute right to “free speech.” The following types of “speech” are prohibited: (1) hate speech of any type, (2) slanderous speech of any type, (3) libelous speech of any type, (4) misrepresentations of any type, (5) phobic speech of any type, (6) personal attacks of any type (actual or threatening). Use of prohibited speech will result in your termination from this site.
LICENSE, COPYRIGHT, AND DISTRIBUTION
Subject to these Terms, HCBN grants you a nonexclusive, nontransferable right to: (a) access this Site; (b) access the Content; and (c) download, print, and use one copy of the Content for your personal or internal use only.
The Content produced by HCBN, including audio and video interviews, postings, and all other written, spoken, or audio material is the property of HCBN and may not be used in any way without the express permission of HCBN.
COPYRIGHT AND DISTRIBUTION
HCBN work product(s), including notes, recordings, etc. are copyrighted to HCBN and Christopher L. Warner. All HCBN work product(s), including notes, recordings, etc. that are distributed to the public for free may be re-distributed via hard copy or electronic copy for free ONLY if “Hometown Craft Beer Network, LLC” is included as the acknowledged originator within the actual media that is re-distributed.
THIRD PARTY LINKS
DEALINGS WITH THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS OF GOODS AND SERVICES
Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions sponsored by, any third party advertisers or other third party providers of goods or services made available on or through this Site, including payment and delivery of goods or services (and expressly including, without limitation, travel or tours arranged through this Site), and any other term, condition, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such third-party advertiser or provider and solely at your own risk. You agree that HCBN is not responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such third-party advertisers or providers on this Site.
If HCBN determines, in its sole discretion, that you have breached any portion of these Terms, or have otherwise demonstrated conduct inappropriate for this Site, HCBN reserves the right to: (a) delete any or all content provided by you or your agent(s) to this Site; (b) discontinue your registration with this Site; (c) discontinue your subscription to any digital product, product, course, event, content, tool or service used or purchased through this Site; (d) notify and/or send content to and/or fully cooperate with the proper law enforcement authorities for further action; and/or (e) any other action which HCBN deems to be appropriate. If your ability to access this Site and/or any other service, product, content, course, event, tool or digital product provided to you by HCBN is discontinued by HCBN due to your violation of any portion of these Terms or for conduct otherwise inappropriate for this Site, then you agree that you shall not attempt to re-register with or access this Site and/or any other digital product, course content or service provided by HCBN, through use of a different username or otherwise, and you acknowledge that you will not be entitled to receive a refund for fees related to those digital products, products, courses events or content and services to which your access has been terminated. If you violate the immediately preceding sentence, HCBN reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to immediately take any or all of the actions set forth in clauses (a) – (e) of this Section without any notice or warning to you. A Registered User may delete his/her registration information at any time by sending an email (including username and password) to HometownCBN@gmail.com. HCBN may, in its sole discretion, terminate a Registered User if he/she has been inactive for a period of twelve (12) months. A Registered User will be defined as inactive if she/he has not logged into this Site with her/his user name and password.
HCBN and / or third party server services, periodically schedule system downtime for maintenance and other purposes. Unplanned system outages also may occur. HCBN has no liability whatsoever for: (a) the resulting unavailability of this Site; (b) any loss of data or transactions caused by planned or unplanned system outages; (c) the resultant delay, mis-delivery or non-delivery of information caused by such system outages; or (d) any third party acts or any other outages of web host providers, Internet service providers or the Internet facilities and networks.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
HCBN is a provider of an interactive computer-based informative and entertainment service potentially within the meaning of the Communications Decency Act, Title 47 United States Code (USC), Section 230. HCBN reserves all rights granted thereof. HCBN is not liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages resulting from the use or inability to use this Site.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold each of HCBN, future subsidiaries, and affiliated entities and their respective members, employees, and agents, harmless from and against any and all third party claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to reasonable attorneys’ fees) due to or arising out of: (a) your use of and access to this Site; (b) your violation of any provision of these Terms; (c) your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, property, or privacy right; or (d) any claim that any of your User Content caused damage to a third party.
HCBN and HCBN’s logo and other product and service names of HCBN are constructive trademarks of HCBN, registered or not registered as such (the “HCBN Marks”). You agree not to display, reproduce or otherwise use in any manner the HCBN Marks without HCBN’s prior written permission.
CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 provides recourse for copyright owners who believe their material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under United States copyright law. If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe in good faith that materials hosted by HCBN infringe upon your copyright, you (or your agent) should send HCBN a notice requesting the material be removed or access to it blocked by providing HCBN with the following information, in writing (see 17 U.S.C 512(c)(3) for further detail):
You are solely responsible for any interaction with other Users of this Site. HCBN reserves the right but shall have no obligation to monitor disputes between you and any other Users of this Site.
You are responsible for your minor children. Parental control protections (such as computer hardware, software or filtering services) are commercially available that may assist you in limiting access to material that may be considered harmful to minors. The central focus of this site and HCBN is craft beer, which is an age-controlled substance. You must be, and you consent you are, at least twenty one (21) years of age when entering this site.
USERS FROM OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES
By visiting this Site, submitting information or using any of HCBN’s products or services, you acknowledge that you accept the practices and policies outlined in these Terms and consent to having your data transferred to and processed in the United States. If you do not agree to these Terms, please do not use this Site. This Site is controlled and operated by HCBN from the United States. HCBN does not represent or warrant that this Site, or any part thereof, is appropriate or available for use in any particular jurisdiction. Those who choose to access this Site do so on their own initiative and at their own risk, and are responsible for complying with all local laws, rules and regulations. You also are subject to United States export controls in connection with your use of this Site and/or services related thereto and are responsible for any violations of such controls, including, without limitation, any United States embargoes or other federal rules and regulations restricting exports. HCBN may limit the availability of this Site, in whole or in part, to any person, geographic area or jurisdiction that HCBN chooses, at any time and in HCBN’s sole discretion.
MOBILE TERMS AND CONDITIONS
any notice or other communication required or permitted to be made under these Terms or the Mobile Terms may be delivered: (a) in person, (b) by e-mail correspondence, (c) by United States certified or registered mail, or (d) by a nationally-recognized overnight courier. Except as otherwise provided herein, a notice shall be effective: (a) upon receipt, if delivered in person; (b) upon read-receipt for e-mail correspondence, (c) upon receipt by certified or registered mail; or (d) upon receipt by a nationally recognized overnight courier.
These Terms and the Mobile Terms are governed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Ohio and the United States of America, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law provisions that would cause the application of any other state’s or nation’s laws.
Mediation and Arbitration
Resolution of legal disputes will be first through mediation. If mediation is unsuccessful, then through binding arbitration before a neutral arbitrator instead of in a court by a judge and/or jury.
If you have any questions about HCBN generally, these Terms or this Site, please feel free to contact HCBN at: Hometown Craft Beer Network, LLC, P.O. Box 1249, Hilliard, Ohio 43026 or HometownCBN@gmail.com.