Terms of Service

Terms of Service:
EllwoodCity.org, a division of Thought Process Enterprises, is an online, informational archived website that contains live news feeds, photos, a weekly podcast and other local news resources. EllwoodCity.org original intellectual property is protected by trademark and copyright laws. You may only download material, modify, copy, reproduce, transmit or distribute material for your personal, non-commercial use only.

Statements, opinion and views expressed in reoccurring columns are those of the author named and are not necessarily those of the EllwoodCity.org and Thought Process Enterprises team.

Privacy Policy:
We allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our web site. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit networkadvertising.org.

Disclaimer:
EllwoodCity.org provides links and pointers to additional Internet sites. Thought Process Enterprises does not operate or control in any respect the information, products or services on these third-party sites. EllwoodCity.org does not guarantee that the functions contained in the materials will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site, or server that makes it available, are free of viruses or other harmful components. EllwoodCity.org and Thought Process Enterprises warrants no representation regarding the use or the results of the use of the materials in this site or in third-party sites in terms of their correctness, accuracy, timeliness, reliability or otherwise.

Limitation of Liability:

Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall EllwoodCity.org or Thought Process Enterprises, its employees or principals, be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use EllwoodCity.org materials. You specifically acknowledge and agree that EllwoodCity.org is not liable for any defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of any user. EllwoodCity.org and its employees are neither responsible nor obligated to respond to any requests of desperation or notes of the kind. We also will promptly turn any correspondence over to the local authorities that are interpreted as threading or harmful to the individuals it is directed at.

Photos:
EllwoodCity.org is a family website that chooses to showcase our community in an enriching and heartening manner. EllwoodCity.org allows our users to download and copy pictures posted on any of our pages for personal use. Additionally, users understand that they shall not use EllwoodCity.org’s photo property in anyway that infringes copyright issues. Photos may not be downloaded and sold to third parties or used by a user in any advertising manner. Photos are only to be used in a non-commercial fashion.

Many of our photos are taken by freelance EllwoodCity.org photographers. As a subject who may appear in a picture posted on this website, the user understands EllwoodCity.org owns full rights to the picture and understands he or she will receive no royalties as a result of the picture.

EllwoodCity.org will not use photos in any defamatory or offensive nature and assumes user will not use photos for any such purpose as well.

Commenting Rules of Conduct:
Ellwood City.org and its staff have not set out to limit people’s freedom of speech or discussion, but strive to keep the comments on relevant topics, productive and inclusive for all visitors. EllwoodCity.org encourages reader engagement through commenting.

Although in understanding people’s right to freedom of speech and ability to voice opinion, submitted comments may not be posted without prior warning, notice, or explanation, at the sole discretion of the EllwoodCity.org staff.

Such minor proverbial infractions as the following are subject to moderation:

  • Comments concerning sensitive subjects such as religion, politics, or ethics or comments including personal information may be sensitively moderated if determined responses will become out of hand.
  • Any comments that use strong language or name-calling will not be tolerated.  Discretion will rest with Moderator
  • Posting comments that severely disrupt an ongoing discussion topic will not be tolerated
  • Personal attacks on other users will not be tolerated. Please keep your comments and opinions on the general idea or topic instead of insulting one another
  • An open-ended comment that may bait other to respond in a negative manner is considered trolling and will not be tolerated

If you are dissatisfied with any EllwoodCity.org material or terms and conditions, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the site.

Termination:
This agreement is effective until terminated by EllwoodCity.org at any time without notice.