Visitors Agreement


This website is provided to you by Cooke communications North Carolina Publications, LLC.,
d/b/a Rocky Mount Telegram ("we" or "us"). This visitor
agreement is a binding legal contract between you and us. Please read this
visitor agreement; by using this service, you accept its terms. The Internet
is an evolving medium; we may change the terms of this agreement from time
to time. By continuing to use the service after we post any such changes,
you accept this agreement, as modified.

We reserve the right to deny access to this website, or any service provided
via this website, to anyone who violates this visitor agreement or who, in
our judgment, interferes with the ability of others to enjoy this website,
or infringes the rights of others. We invite you to send in your questions
or comments about this website, or to bring to our attention any material
you believe to be inaccurate. Please send such comments, including a copy of
any material you wish to discuss to:

Jenny White

Online Content Coordinator

E-mail: jwhite@coxnc.com

PRIVACY

We respect the privacy of the users of our website. Please take a moment to
review our privacy
policy
.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

Rights and permissions

All staff articles, graphics and photos that appear in the Rocky Mount
Telegram, on rockymounttelegram.com and in our Web archive are copyrighted
by the Rocky Mount Telegram. They may not be reproduced, republished,
retransmitted or redistributed without prior written permission.

However:

  • You may reproduce up to five copies of a Rocky Mount Telegram staff article
    for personal use only. This does not include display or promotional use.
  • You may email a Rocky Mount Telegram staff article to up to five individuals
    for personal use only. This does not include promotional use.
  • Elementary, middle and high school teachers may reproduce a Rocky Mount
    Telegram staff article for classroom use only.
  • You may link to an article or rockiymounttelegram.com. This does not include
    framing rockymounttelegram.com within your site.

For all other uses, see below for requesting permission.

The Copyright Clearance Center is authorized by the Rocky Mount Telegram to
handle requests to:

  • Republish or use starff-written articles in journals, magazines, newspapers,
    newsletters, dissertations, textbooks, tradebooks, CD-ROMs, and DVDs
  • Make mulitple photocopies for interanl use within an organization or company
  • Post articles on a company or organization intranet
  • Distribute articles via email
  • Make copies of articles for coursepacks to be sold to students or for use in
    electronic coursepacks.


Your License to Us. By submitting material to us, you are representing
that you are the owner of the material, or are making your submission with
the express consent of the owner. By submitting material to any public
posting areas of this website, such as any message boards, classifieds,
forums, or community publishing areas, you agree that we (including our
partners, agents, affiliates and service providers (collectively, "Third
Party Providers"), may reproduce, modify, and distribute such material
as we see fit in any medium and for any purpose. You also agree that we,
including our Third Party Providers, may identify you as the author of any
of your postings by name, email address or screen name as we see
appropriate. We also reserve the right (but assume no obligation) to delete,
move, or edit any postings that come to our attention that we consider
unacceptable or inappropriate, whether for legal or other reasons.

Links. We welcome links to our service. You are free to establish a
hypertext link to this site so long as the link does not state or imply any
sponsorship of your site by us.

No Framing. Without our prior written permission, you may not frame, or
in-line link, any of the content of this website, or incorporate into
another website or other service any of our intellectual property. Requests
for permission to frame our content or in-line link to our website may be
sent to jwhite@coxnc.com .

Trademarks. We don't want anyone to be confused as to which materials
and services are provided by us and which aren't. You may not use any
trademark or service mark appearing on this website without the prior
written consent of the owner of the mark. Rocky Mount Telegram and
rockymounttelegram.com are trademarks of Cooke communications North Carolina Publications,
llc.

Notice of Copyright Infringement. If you are an owner of intellectual
property who believes your intellectual property has been improperly posted
or distributed via our website, please notify us by completing our Intellectual
Property Notification form
, or by sending a notice by U.S. Mail to
Priscilla Melchior, Cooke communications North Carolina, 1150 Sugg Parkway, Greenville, North
Carolina 27835. A written notice must contain at least the same information
as requested in our online form. You should only use the Intellectual
Property Notification form or send a written notice if you believe that your
work has been used or copied in a manner that infringes your intellectual
property rights and such infringement has occurred on this website. We will
not respond to any other inquiries directed to us through this form. Such
inquiries should be made via the feedback
link
provided on our website.

AP Materials. Some of the material on our website is provided by the
Associated Press. Associated Press text, photo, graphic, audio and/or video
material shall not be published, broadcast, rewritten for broadcast or
publication or redistributed directly or indirectly in any medium. Neither
these AP materials nor any portion of these materials may be stored in a
computer except for personal and non-commercial use. The AP shall be deemed
a third party beneficiary of this visitor agreement with respect to the
foregoing two sentences only, and may bring an action against you to enforce
its rights. The AP shall be deemed a third party beneficiary of this visitor
agreement with respect to the foregoing two sentences only, and may bring an
action against you to enforce its rights. The AP will not be held liable for
any delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions in these materials or in the
transmission or delivery of all or any part of these materials or for any
damages arising from any of the foregoing.

CLASSIFIEDS SERVICE

We reserve the right to reject any ad copy. All orders are subject in all
respects to our current rules and regulations and current demands upon
advertising space. Our liability for an error will not exceed the cost of
the space occupied by the error, and in no event shall our liability for
your use of our classified advertising services exceed the amount you paid
for the use of the services. We reserve the right to edit, reclassify,
revise, or cancel any advertisement at any time. Rates and specifications
are subject to change. We do not knowingly accept advertising that
discriminates or intends to discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex,
national origin, handicap or familial status. Publisher accepts no liability
for error or omission. NO REFUNDS AFTER PUBLICATION DEADLINE. PERSONAL
ADVERTISEMENTS.

Personal Advertisements. We are a community, family-oriented
publication. Advertisements must be appropriate for all ages. Personal
advertising participants must be 18 years or older. The personal advertising
section is restricted to individuals seeking personal, monogamous
relationships. All ads must be in good taste and must not solicit for sex or
sexual activities. We reserve the right to edit or reject ads that do not
meet these standards. Use of the personal advertising section for any
illegal purpose will be subject to prosecution. We are not liable for the
content of the personal advertisements or the responses to such
advertisements. We encourage users to take appropriate safeguards when
responding to personal ads and arranging meetings. Screen all respondents
carefully. Meetings with new companions should occur in public places and
participants should not divulge their addresses. Be smart, not sorry.

Employment Advertisements. We do not knowingly accept advertisements
regarding employment that are not ads for bona fide job opportunities. We
also do not knowingly accept advertisements that discriminate or intend to
discriminate on any illegal basis, or that are otherwise illegal. If you
think that an advertisement posted on this service discriminates on any
illegal basis, or is otherwise illegal, please contact us at jwhite@coxnc.com
.

Positions vary. We encourage you to investigate fully and understand all
aspects of any job you are considering. Some positions may require an
investment or purchase on consignment on your part, or may involve your
recruiting others. Positions are often paid by draw, commission or bonus
instead of salary. We encourage you to investigate fully and understand all
aspects of any job you are considering.

From time to time, we may provide advertisements or online services relating
to career counseling firms. A career counseling firm does not guarantee
actual placement in a job as the result of its services. Understand any
agreement that you enter into with a career counseling firm before you pay
for the firm's services.

Equal Housing Opportunity. Any real estate advertising on this website
is subject to the Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise "any
preference limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex,
handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention to make any
such preference, limitation or discrimination." Familial status
includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal
custodians; pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18.
To complain of discrimination call the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban
Development at 800-699-9777.

General Advice. It is illegal for companies doing business by phone to
promise you a loan and ask you to pay for it before they deliver. Before you
do business with a company, check it out with the Better Business Bureau.
For free information about avoiding advance fee loan scams, write the
Federal Trade Commission, Washington, D.C. 20580, or call the National Fraud
Information Center, 1-800-876-7060. Don't pay for a promise, especially one
relating to business opportunities or franchises unless you understand the
terms and conditions under which the business opportunity or franchise is
being offered to you. Federal law allows you to correct your credit report
for free. Credit repair clinics that do business by telephone cannot request
or receive payment until six months after they perform their services. For
more information about credit card scams, write the Federal Trade
Commission, Washington, D.C. 20580.

DISCLAIMERS

We work hard to make this website an interesting and enjoyable place. We
cannot guarantee, however, that our users will always find everything to
their liking; nor could we provide a free service if we were exposed to
substantial liability. Please read these Disclaimers carefully before using
this website.

Use at Your Own Risk. We provide the material available through this
website for informational purposes only. You may only use the material and
the services available through this website for your personal and
non-commercial use. We try to ensure that information we post to this site
is both timely and accurate, and that the services offered are reliable. Yet
despite our efforts, errors may occur from time to time. In addition, some
reports, such as stock quotes and related financial news, may be delayed at
least 20 minutes due to requirements of the stock exchanges and/or financial
information services. Before you act on any information you've found on our
site, you should confirm any facts that are important to your decision. IF
YOU RELY ON ANY INFORMATION OR SERVICE AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS WEBSITE, YOU
DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR
ANY DAMAGE OR LOSS YOU MAY INCUR THAT RESULTS FROM YOUR USE OF ANY SERVICE
OR ANY MATERIAL AND/OR DATA DOWNLOADED FROM OR OTHERWISE PROVIDED THROUGH
THIS WEBSITE.

Materials Submitted by Other Users. We cannot and do not review every
posting made in our chat rooms, forums, and other areas available for public
postings. You may well read any given posting before anyone on our staff
does. Take what you find with a grain of salt. You can expect these areas to
include information and opinions from a variety of individuals and
organizations other than us. We do not endorse or guarantee the accuracy of
any posting, regardless of whether the posting comes from a user, from a
celebrity or "expert" guest, or from a member of our staff. There
is no substitute for healthy skepticism and your own good judgment.

No Endorsements. We are not responsible for, and cannot guarantee the
performance of, goods and services provided by our advertisers or others to
whose sites we link. A link to another website does not constitute our
endorsement of that site (nor of any product, service or other material
offered on that site).

No Warranties. THIS WEBSITE AND ALL MATERIALS, INFORMATION AND SERVICES
AVAILABLE THROUGH IT, ARE PROVIDED TO YOU "AS IS," "WITH ALL
FAULTS," AND "AS AVAILABLE." WE, OUR AFFILIATES, AGENTS AND
LICENSORS CANNOT AND DO NOT WARRANT THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENTNESS,
NONINFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OF THE
MATERIALS, INFORMATION AND SERVICES AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WEBSITE, NOR DO WE
GUARANTEE THAT THE MATERIALS, INFORMATION OR SERVICES WILL BE ERROR-FREE, OR
CONTINUOUSLY AVAILABLE, OR FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

Limitations on Our Liability. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL WE, OR OUR
AFFILIATES, AGENTS OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY
DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF USE OF THIS WEBSITE OR ANY SERVICE AVAILABLE THROUGH
THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL,
SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, OR SIMILAR DAMAGES, EVEN IF WE ARE ADVISED
BEFOREHAND OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. (BECAUSE SOME STATES DO NOT
ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN CATEGORIES OF DAMAGES, THE
ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH STATES, OUR LIABILITY AND THE
LIABILITY OF OUR AFFILIATES, AGENTS AND LICENSORS IS LIMITED TO THE FULLEST
EXTENT PERMITTED BY SUCH STATE LAW.) YOU AGREE THAT OUR LIABILITY AND THE
LIABILITY OF OUR AFFILIATES, AGENTS AND LICENSORS, IF ANY, ARISING OUT OF
ANY KIND OF LEGAL CLAIM IN ANY WAY CONNECTED TO THE SERVICE SHALL NOT EXCEED
THE AMOUNT YOU PAID FOR THE USE OF THE SERVICE.

USE OF COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES

We may provide a variety of services on this website through which you can
directly interact with others, such as email services, chat rooms,
communications tools, forums, classifieds and other user-submitted
advertising, and other public posting areas ("Communications Services").
We want to encourage an open exchange of information and ideas, but at the
same time we want everyone to be able to enjoy these Communications
Services. We will not, in the ordinary course of business, review private
electronic messages that are not addressed to us. However, we maintain the
right to do so and to use any other forms of information available to us by
virtue of your use of our website (including, for example, reverse IP
address inquiry) in order to comply with the law, to enforce our Visitor
Agreement, or to protect the rights, property or safety of visitors to our
website, our customers, the public or Cox North Carolina Publications, Inc.
and its employees, agents, partners and affiliates. We reserve the right to
deny access to any Communications Service to anyone who violates this
visitor agreement or who, in our judgment, interferes with the ability of
others to enjoy our website or infringes the rights of others. We also
reserve the right (but assume no obligation) to delete, move, or edit any
postings that come to our attention that we consider unacceptable or
inappropriate, whether for legal or other reasons. We will comply with the
requirements of the law regarding disclosure of any messages to others,
including law enforcement agencies.

Specific Prohibited Uses. Without limiting the foregoing, we may
immediately terminate your use of any Communications Service if you engage
in any of the following prohibited activities:

  • Uploading, posting, emailing, transmitting, or otherwise making available any
    content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, libelous, or
    obscene;
  • Impersonating any person or entity, or falsely stating or otherwise
    misrepresenting your affiliation with a person or entity;
  • Forging headers or otherwise manipulating identifiers in a manner that
    disguises the origin of any content your transmit through any
    Communications Service;
  • Uploading, posting emailing, transmitting or otherwise making available any
    content that you do not have a right to make available under any law or
    under any contractual or fiduciary relationship (such as inside
    information, proprietary and confidential information learned or
    disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure
    agreements);
  • Uploading, posting, emailing, transmitting, or otherwise making available any
    content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or
    other proprietary right of any party;
  • Uploading, posting, emailing, transmitting, or otherwise making available any
    unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, or any
    other form of solicitation, without our express written approval;
  • Gathering for the purpose of "spamming" any email addresses that
    users post in our chat rooms, forums and other public posting areas;
  • Uploading, posting, emailing, transmitting or otherwise making available any
    content or material that contains software viruses, worms or any other
    computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit
    the functionality of any computer software or hardware or
    telecommunications or other equipment, or to cause breach of such
    software, hardware or telecommunications or other equipment;
  • Uploading or posting any off-topic or irrelevant material in any chat room or
    forum;
  • Interfering with or disrupting any servers ornetworks used to provice the
    Commnications Services, or disobeying any requirements, procedures,
    policies or regulations of the nteworks we use to provide the
    Communications Services;
  • Violating any applicable local, state, national or international law,
    including, but not limited to (i) all applicable laws regarding the
    transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the
    country in which you reside, (ii) regulations promulgated by the U.S.
    Securities and Exchange Commission, and (iii) any rules of any national
    or other securities exchange, including, without limitation, the New
    York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange or the NASDAQ;
  • "Stalking" or otherwise harassing another;
  • Instigating or encouraging other to commit illegal activities or cause injury
    or property damage to any person;
  • Collecting or storing personal data about other users;
  • Gaining unauthorized access to our website, or any account, computer system,
    or network connected to this website,
  • Obtaining or attempting to obtain any materials or information through any
    means not intentionally made available through this website.

Spam. We will immediately terminate any account which we believe is
being used to transmit, or is otherwise connected with, any spam or other
unsolicited bulk email. In addition, because damages are often difficult to
quantify, if actual damages cannot be reasonably calculated, then you agree
to pay us liquidated damages of $2 for each item of spam or unsolicited bulk
email transmitted from, or otherwise connected with, your account. Otherwise
you agree to pay our actual damages, to the extent such actual damages can
be reasonably calculated.

Viruses. Because of the volume of email messages sent by us and users
of this website, we cannot and do not always monitor such email messages and
attachments. You acknowledge and agree that such email messages may contain
viruses, worms or other harmful components. You also acknowledge and agree
that you are solely responsible for screening the email messages and
attachments for viruses, worms and other harmful components.

Indemnity. You agree to indemnify and hold us and our affiliates,
agents and licensors, harmless from any claim that may arise from your use
of any free email service available through this website.

MISCELLANEOUS

Registration. To obtain access to certain services on our site, you may
be given an opportunity to register with us. You agree that you will
register only if you are 13 years or older. You agree that the information
you supply during that registration process will be accurate and complete
and that you will not register under the name of, nor attempt to enter the
service under the name of, another person. We reserve the right to reject or
terminate any user name that, in our judgment, we deem offensive. You will
be responsible for preserving the confidentiality of your password and will
notify us at pmelchior@coxnews.com of any known or suspected unauthorized
use of your account.

Jurisdiction. This visitor agreement has been made in and shall be
construed in accordance with the laws of the State of North Carolina. By
using this service, you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state
and federal courts in Greenville, North Carolina in all disputes arising out
of or relating to this agreement or this website.