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WEB SITE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE

NOTICE TO USER: By using this web site You agree to abide by all the terms and conditions of THIS LEGAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU (“You”) AND THE PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY OF CHATTANOOGA (hereafter “PSC”). PSC reserves the right to alter, modify or update these terms of use at any time and You agree to be bound by such modifications, alterations or updates.

OWNERSHIP OF THIS WEB SITE, CONTENT, AND USE OF THE WEB SITE:
This web site is owned and operated by PSC. All elements of the site, including the content and the general design are protected by copyright, trademark, trade dress and other US and international laws or treaties relating to intellectual property. All articles and photographic images on the PSC website are the copyrighted © works of the individual authors, or photographers, and may not be used, copied, edited, reproduced or transmitted in any form in any medium without the express written permission of the individual copyright holder.  All rights reserved.  All images, including photographic images and related text, captions or informational materials (hereafter referred to as “the Images”) are provided for viewing purposes only. PSC’s web site permits visitors to view and search for Images. You may not use the Images in any manner other than to browse and search the Images. You may not download or make any other use of any Image on this web site.

The PSC Newsletter “Contact Sheet” may be downloaded from this Web site for personal use only. Any use of Images or PSC Newsletter not expressly authorized by PSC violates copyright, trademark, rights of publicity or privacy or other laws.

PASSWORD PROTECTION AND SECURITY:
Portions of this web site are password protected and available only to registered users (“Members”). Only Members who have received an authorized password from PSC and who are using their own unique password are permitted to access these portions of the web site (“Members Only Portions”). A condition of accessing the Members Only Portions of the web site is that You shall not divulge, upload, rent, sell, loan or exchange Your password with any other person regardless of whether such person is another employee or subcontractor engaged by You or Your employer or otherwise. If You become aware of any loss, theft or misuse of Your password, You must inform PSC in writing immediately, otherwise You may be liable for any loss or damage arising from such misuse. PSC reserves the right to terminate your access in the event of any misuse of Your password.

CONTESTS, COMPETITIONS, AND PROMOTIONS:
From time to time, PSC may conduct contests, competitions, or promotions on or through this web site. Each contest, competition, or promotion may have additional terms and/or rules which will be posted or otherwise made available to You and, for purposes of each contest, competition, or promotion, will be deemed incorporated into and form a part of this Agreement.

LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES:
PSC provides links to external web sites as a convenience to our members and for informational purposes only.  The linked sites are not under PSC’s control and PSC is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to such sites. PSC is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any linked site. You acknowledge that PSC provides the links to You only as a convenience and it does not endorse the linked sites or their use or contents.  While we do our best to select sites that will be most useful for our members and visitors, the PSC bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of external web sites or for that of subsequent links. 

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:
Under no circumstances will PSC or the owner of any content be liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect or punitive damages as a result of Your use of this web site or from Your access or use of the content of this site.

PRIVACY POLICY:
COLLECTION OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION: PSC understands and respects Your concern about the privacy of any information You supply while using PSC’s web site. When You visit this web site, some information may be collected automatically as part of the site’s operation such as your IP address and navigational information. PSC shall not use Your personal information in any way other than in connection with the operation of the web site or to contact You, and shall keep this information confidential unless required to do otherwise by operation of applicable law.   PSC does not sell or rent information about its customers to third parties. 

SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION: The security of Your personal information is important to
PSC. We follow generally accepted industry standards to help protect your personal information. While PSC strives to protect Your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.  If a password is used to protect Your account and personal information, it is Your responsibility to keep Your password confidential.

PSC utilizes the services of PayPal®  to receive payment for annual club dues and participation in our annual SCIPE competition.   PSC is not responsible for transactions conducted once You are on the PayPal® web site.

MISCELLANEOUS:
ENTIRE AGREEMENT: This Agreement contains all the terms of the Agreement between PSC and You. PSC reserves the right to alter, modify or update these terms of use at any time and You agree to be bound by such modifications, alterations or updates. PSC encourage You to review this policy whenever you visit the web site. 

JURISDICTION AND ATTORNEY’S FEES:  By accessing this web site You agree that in the event any legal action is brought against PSC for any reason, the action will be brought in the courts of Hamilton County, Tennessee.  This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Tennessee, without regard to any conflict of laws principles.  You agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of such court and waive any right You might otherwise have to claim lack of personal jurisdiction or inconvenience of forum.  If PSC is caused to present claims or suit as a result of any breach of the above terms set forth, it shall be made whole for such reasonable legal fees or costs by You.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
You can contact PSC by email at info@chattanoogaphoto.org or by phone at 423-344-5643, or by mail at Photographic Society of Chattanooga, P. O. Box 8886, Chattanooga, TN 37414.
© 2016 Photographic Society of Chattanooga. All rights reserved.

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