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Terms of Service

This Web page contains the "Terms and Conditions" under which you may use JournalismNext.com and governs your access to and use of the Site. Please read this page carefully. If you do not accept the Terms and Conditions stated here, do not use this web site and service. By using this web site, you are indicating your acceptance to be bound by the terms of these Terms and Conditions. JournalismNext.com (the "Company") may revise these Terms and Conditions at any time by updating this posting. You should visit this page periodically to review the Terms and Conditions, because they are binding on you. The terms "You" and "User" as used herein refer to all individuals and/or entities accessing this web site for any reason.

The Web Site's content and the usage of that content.

The Company authorizes you to view and access a single copy of the content available on or from JournalismNext.com (the "Web Site") solely for your personal, noncommercial use. The contents of this Web Site, such as text, graphics, images, logos, button icons, software and other Web Site content including the "look" and "feel" of the Web Site (collectively, "Web Site Content"), are protected under both United States and foreign copyright, trademark and other laws. All Web Site Content is the property of the Company or its content suppliers or clients. The compilation (meaning the collection, arrangement and assembly) of all content on this Web Site is the exclusive property of the Company and protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. Unauthorized use of the Web Site Content may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws. You must retain all copyright, trademark, service-mark and other proprietary notices contained in the original Web Site Content on any copy you make of the Web Site Content. You may not sell or modify the Web Site Content or reproduce, display, publicly perform, distribute, or otherwise use the Web Site Content in any way for any public or commercial purpose. The use of the Web Site Content on any other web site or in a networked computer environment for any purpose is prohibited.

You shall not copy or adapt the HTML code that the Company creates to generate any Web Site Content or the pages making up JournalismNext.com. It is also protected by the Company's copyright.

Site Use

General Rules: Users may not use JournalismNext.com in order to transmit, distribute, store or destroy material, including without limitation Web Site Content, (a) in violation of any applicable law or regulation, (b) in a manner that will infringe the copyright, trademark, trade secret or other intellectual property rights of others or violate the privacy, publicity or other personal rights of others, or (c) that is defamatory, obscene, threatening, abusive or hateful.

JournalismNext.com Security Rules. Users are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of JournalismNext.com, including, without limitation, (a) accessing data not intended for such user or logging into a server or account which the user is not authorized to access, (b) attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization, (c) attempting to interfere with service to any user, host or network, including, without limitation, via means of submitting a virus to JournalismNext.com, overloading, "flooding", "spamming", "mailbombing" or "crashing", (d) sending unsolicited e-mail, including promotions and/or advertising of products or services, or (e) forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any e-mail or newsgroup posting. Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability. The Company will investigate occurrences which may involve such violations and may involve, and cooperate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who are involved in such violations.

Specific Prohibited Uses.

JournalismNext.com may be used only for lawful purposes by individuals seeking employment and career information and employers seeking employees. The Company specifically prohibits any use of the Web Site, and all users agree not to use the Web Site, for any of the following:

Posting any incomplete, false or inaccurate biographical information or information which is not your own accurate resume (living individual seeking employment on a full-time or part-time basis on his or her own behalf). Posting any franchise, pyramid scheme, "club membership", distributorship or sales representative agency arrangement or other business opportunity which requires an up front or periodic payment, pays commissions only (except for postings that make clear that the available job pays commission only and clearly describes the product or service that the job seeker would be selling, in which case such postings are permissible), requires recruitment of other members, sub-distributors or sub-agents.

Deleting or revising any material posted by any other person or entity.

Using any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of JournalismNext.com or any activity being conducted on this site.

Taking any action which imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on any JouralismNext.com's infrastructure.

If you have a password allowing access to a non-public area of this Web Site, disclosing to or sharing your password with any third parties or using your password for any unauthorized purpose.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, using or attempting to use any engine, software, tool, agent or other device or mechanism (including without limitation browsers, spiders, robots, avatars or intelligent agents) to navigate or search JournalismNext.com other than the search engine and search agents available from the Company on such JournalismNext.com and other than generally available third party web browsers (e.g., Netscape Navigator, Microsoft Explorer). Attempting to decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the software comprising or in any way making up a part of JournalismNext.com.

Aggregating, copying or duplicating in any manner any of the Web Site Content or information available from JournalismNext.com.

Framing of or linking to any of the Web Site Content or information available from JournalismNext.com.

Information of Users.

When you register for the Web Site, you will be asked to provide the Company with certain information including, without limitation, a valid email address (your "Information"). In addition to the terms and conditions that may be set forth in any privacy policy on this Web Site, you understand and agree that the Company may disclose to third parties, on an anonymous basis, certain aggregate information contained in your registration application. The Company will not disclose to any third party your name, address, e-mail address or telephone number without your prior consent, except to the extent necessary or appropriate to comply with applicable laws or in legal proceedings where such information is relevant. JournalismNext.com reserves the right to offer third party services and products to you based on the preferences that you identify in your registration and at any time thereafter; such offers may be made by the Company or by third parties. Please see the Company's Privacy Policy for further details regarding your Information.

Submissions of Users.

As a user, you are responsible for your own communications and are responsible for the consequences of their posting. You must not, and by using JournalismNext.com you agree not to, do the following things: post material that is copyrighted, unless you are the copyright owner or have the permission of the copyright owner to post it; post material that reveals trade secrets, unless you own them or have the permission of the owner; post material that infringes on any other intellectual property rights of others or on the privacy or publicity rights of others; post material that is obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, hateful, or embarrassing to another user or any other person or entity; post a sexually-explicit image or statement; post advertisements or solicitations of business, post chain letters or pyramid schemes; impersonate another person; or post material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots or other computer programming routines or engines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or information.

The Company does not represent or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of communications posted by users or endorse any opinions expressed by users. You acknowledge that any reliance on material posted by other users will be at your own risk.

The Company acts as a passive conduit for the online distribution and publication of user-submitted information and has no obligation to screen communications or information in advance and is not responsible for screening or monitoring material posted by users. If notified by a user of communications which allegedly do not conform to these Terms and Conditions, the Company may investigate the allegation and determine in good faith and its sole discretion whether to remove or request the removal of the communication. JournalismNext.com has no liability or responsibility to users for performance or nonperformance of such activities. The Company reserves the right to expel users and prevent their further access to the Web Site for violating the Terms and Conditions or the law and the right to remove communications which are abusive, illegal, or disruptive. JournalismNext.com may take any action with respect to user-submitted information that it deems necessary or appropriate in its sole discretion if it believes it may create liability for the Company or may cause the Company to lose (in whole or in part) the services of its ISPs or other suppliers.

By submitting content to any public or non-public area of JournalismNext.com, including message boards, forums, contests and chat rooms, you grant the Company and its affiliates the loyalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, sublicenseable (through multiple tiers), non-exclusive right (including any moral rights) and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, communicate to the public, perform and display the content (in whole or in part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed, for the full term of any rights that may exist in such content. You also warrant that the holder of any rights, including moral rights in such content, has completely and effectively waived all such rights and validly and irrevocably granted to you the right to grant the license stated above. You also permit any subscriber to access, display, view, store and reproduce such content for personal use. Subject to the foregoing, the owner of such content placed on the Web Site retains any and all rights that may exist in such content.

Any hyperlinks contained in a job posting submitted by Customer will be disabled when such job posting is posted on JournalismNext.com.

No Guarantee of Results.

JournalismNext.com is not an employment agency and makes not guarantees or representations regarding the effectiveness or timeliness of the Site in meeting the objectives of users to obtain employment. JournalismNext.com does not ensure that any documentation posted by Users will lead to candidates being hired and JournalismNext.com is not responsible for employment decisions, for whatever reason made, made by any User.



Registration and Password.

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your information and password. You shall be responsible for all uses of your registration, whether or not authorized by you. You agree to immediately notify the Company of any unauthorized use of your registration or password.

Policy Regarding Termination Of Users And Account Holders Who Repeatedly Infringe The Copyright Or Other Intellectual Property Rights Of Others

JournalismNext.com respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users, account holders and content partners to do the same. The unauthorized reproduction, copying, distribution, modification, public display or public performance of copyrighted works constitutes infringement of the copyright owners rights. As a condition to your use of this Web Site, you agree not to use the Web Site to infringe the intellectual property rights of others in any way. We will terminate the accounts of any account holders, and block access to our Web Site, who are repeat infringers of the copyrights, or other intellectual property rights, of others. We reserve the right to take these actions at any time, in our sole discretion, with or without notice, and without any liability to the account holder who is terminated or to the user whose access is blocked.

JournalismNext.com's Liability.

JournalismNext.com is only a venue, a venue for employers to post job opportunities and candidates to post resumes and does not screen or censor the listings offered. JournalismNext.com is not involved in the actual transaction between employers and candidates. As a result, JournalismNext.com has no control over the quality, safety or legality of the jobs or resumes posted, the truth or accuracy of the listings, the ability of employers to offer job opportunities to candidates or the ability of candidates to fill job openings. In addition, note that there are risks, including but not limited to the risk of physical harm, of dealing with strangers, foreign nationals, underage persons or people acting under false pretenses. You assume all risks associated with dealing with other users with whom you come in contact through JournalismNext.com.

Because user authentication on the Internet is difficult, the Company cannot and does not confirm that each user is who they claim to be. Because we do not and cannot be involved in user-to-user dealings or control the behavior of participants on JournalismNext.com, in the event that you have a dispute with one or more users, you release the Company (and our agents and employees) from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential, direct and indirect) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.

If you are a California resident, you waive California Civil Code ?1542, which says: "A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor."

We are under no legal obligation to, and generally do not, control the information provided by other users which is made available through the website, JournalismNext.com. By its very nature, other people's information may be offensive, harmful or inaccurate, and in some cases will be mislabeled or deceptively labeled. We expect that you will use caution and common sense when using this Web Site.

The Web Site Content may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors. JournalismNext.com makes no representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of JournalismNext.com or the Web Site Content. The use off JournalismNext.com and the Web Site Content is at your own risk. Changes are periodically made to JournalismNext.com and may be made at any time.

You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for the form, content and accuracy of any resume or material contained therein placed by you on JournalismNext.com. Employers are solely responsible for their postings on JournalismNext.com.

JournalismNext.com is not to be considered to be an employer with respect to your use of JournalismNext.com and the Company shall not be responsible for any employment decisions, for whatever reason made, made by any entity posting jobs on JournalismNext.com.

THE COMPANY DOES NOT WARRANT THAT JOURNALISMNEXT.COM WILL OPERATE ERROR-FREE OR THAT JOURNALISMNEXT.COM AND ITS SERVER ARE FREE OF COMPUTER VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL MECHANISMS. IF YOUR USE OF JOURNALISMNEXT.COM OR THE MATERIAL RESULTS IN THE NEED FOR SERVICING OR REPLACING EQUIPMENT OR DATA, THE COMPANY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THOSE COSTS. JOURNALISMNEXT.COM AND WEB SITE CONTENT ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. JOURNALISMNEXT.COM, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. THE COMPANY MAKES NO WARRANTIES ABOUT THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS, OR TIMELINESS OF THE MATERIAL, SERVICES, SOFTWARE, TEXT, GRAPHICS, AND LINKS.

Disclaimer of Consequential Damages.

IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COMPANY, ITS SUPPLIERS, OR ANY THIRD PARTIES MENTIONED ON ANY JOURNALISMNEXT.COM BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) RESULTING FROM THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE JOURNALISMNEXT.COM AND THE MATERIAL, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT THE COMPANY IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

Links to Other Sites.

The Web Site contains links to third party web sites. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement by the Company of the contents on such third-party Web sites. The Company is not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites and does not make any representations regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such third party Web sites. If you decide to access linked third party Web sites, you do so at your own risk.

No Resale or Unauthorized Commercial Use.

You agree not to resell or assign your rights or obligations under these Terms of Use. You also agree not to make any unauthorized commercial use of JournalismNext.com.

Limitation of Liability.

The aggregate liability for the Company to you for all claims arising from the use of the Materials or JournalismNext.com is limited to $100.

Termination.

The Company reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to pursue all of its legal remedies, including but not limited to deletion of your postings from this Web Site and immediate termination of your registration with or ability to access this Web Site and/or any other service provided to you by the Company, upon any breach by you of these Terms and Conditions or if the Company is unable to verify or authenticate any information you submit to the Web Site.

Indemnity.

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the Company, its officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any claims, actions or demands, including without limitation reasonable legal and accounting fees, alleging or resulting from your use of the Material or your breach of the terms of these Terms and Conditions. The Company shall provide notice to you promptly of any such claim, suit, or proceeding and shall assist you, at your expense, in defending any such claim, suit or proceeding.

General.

The Company makes no claims that the Materials may be lawfully viewed or accessed outside of the United States. Access to the Materials may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the Web Site from outside of the United States, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction. These Terms and conditions are governed by the internal substantive laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. Jurisdiction for any claims arising under this agreement shall lie exclusively with the state or federal courts within Virginia. If any provision of these Terms and Conditions are found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms and Conditions, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any term of these Terms and Conditions shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term. Except as expressly provided in additional terms of use for areas of the Web Site, a particular "Legal Notice," or Software License or material on particular Web pages, these Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and the Company with respect to the use of Web Site. No changes to these Terms and Conditions shall be made except by a revised posting on this page.

Additional Terms of Use.

Certain areas of this Web Site are subject to additional terms of use. By using such areas, or any part thereof, you agree to be bound by the additional terms of use applicable to such areas.

FORUMS (also known as Bulletin Board) USAGE

USING OR VIEWING THE FORUMS SECTION OF JOURNALISMNEXT.COM WILL CONSTITUTE ACCEPTANCE OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO FOLLOW THESE TERMS, DO NOT VIEW, USE or ENTER THE FORUMS SECTION.

REGULATIONS REGARDING THE FORUM.

You are entirely liable and responsible for all actions that you carry out and conduct. We have listed here some, but not all, actions which may result in JournalismNext.com prohibiting you access to the forums. You agree not to partake in any of the following prohibited actions or activities while using JournalismNext.com forums.

-Disseminate or post any content that is harassing, threatening, abusive, vulgar, obscene, fraudulent, hateful, ethnically or otherwise objectionable, defamatory or that discloses personal or private matters concerning any person, or cause discomfort or distress upon another user of the forum, or other entities or individuals;

-use JournalismNext.com to transmit any information that JournalismNext.com considers to be unlawful or material that you don't have the right to transmit under the law, including material that would infringe on the intellectual property rights or similar rights, including but not limited to copyright, trademarks, or trade secrets, of any person or entity.

-take part in unsolicited advertising, or any other forms of solicitation in JournalismNext.com's forum; intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, including but not limited to any regulations having the force of law while using JournalismNext.com's forums.

-impersonate another person or misrepresent your affiliations with an entity or person or invade the privacy of any person or entity or violate any of their personal or proprietary rights

-post or transmit or link to material that is sexually explicit

Content and information on the Forums.

JournalismNext.com is not a party to and does not endorse or promote any particular agreements including sales between users. Due to the nature of this medium, JournalismNext.com also does not review, censor, approve, edit or endorse information placed on this forum prior to posting. Posting of indecent material is strictly prohibited. JournalismNext.com shall review information placed on this forum from time to time and delete offensive or inappropriate material that comes to its attention as soon as it is practicable, but cannot guarantee that such material will not be found on the forum. By posting material on this discussion board you agree to adhere to this policy prohibiting indecent, offensive or extraneous advertising material, and to legally assume full and sole responsibility for your posting.

JournalismNext.com shall have the right, but not the responsibility, to remove Content which is deemed by JournalismNext.com to be offensive, harmful or otherwise in violation of this Agreement or any rules Journalismnext.com has in place at the time. JournalismNext.com may choose at its sole discretion to monitor some, all, or no areas of JournalismNext.com forums for adherence to this Agreement or JournalismNext.com's rules. You and any user of your forum name must analyze, and assume the risk associated with, the accuracy, thoroughness and or usefulness of any Content found on the fourms. You acknowledge that any reliance on material posted by other users will be at your own risk.



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