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You agree that you are only authorized to visit, view, and retain a copy of pages of the Site for your own personal use, and that you shall not duplicate, download, publish, modify, or otherwise distribute the material on the Site for any purpose other than for personal use, unless otherwise specifically authorized by us to do so. You also agree not to deep-link to the Site for any purpose, unless specifically authorized by us to do so. The content and software on this Site is the property of California Business Journal and is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws.
We may terminate the privileges of any user who uses the Site to unlawfully transmit copyrighted material without a license, express consent, valid defense, or fair use exemption to do so. If you submit information or content to the Site, you warrant that the information or content does not infringe the copyrights or other rights of third parties.
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By visiting the Site, you represent, warrant, and covenant that (a) you are at least 18 years old; (b) that you are a resident of the United States; and (c) that all materials of any kind submitted by you through the Site or for inclusion on the Site will not plagiarize, violate, or infringe upon the rights of any third party including trade secret, copyright, trademark, trade dress, privacy, patent, or other personal or proprietary rights.
During the registration process you will be asked to select a unique password for access to certain portions of the Site. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and account and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under the password. By logging into the Site, you represent and warrant that: (i) you are the customer who registered for the services; (ii) that you are using the services only for permitted purposes; (iii) you are not a competitor of California Business Journal or agent thereof; (iv) you will immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of the password or account or any other breach of security; and (v) you will ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. Please notify California Business Journal of any potential unauthorized use(s) of your account, or breach of security.
You also represent and warrant that: (i) you will not select or utilize a user name of another person with intent to impersonate that person; (ii) you will not select or utilize a user name in which another person has rights if you do not have that person’s authorization to use such name; and (iii) you will not select or utilize a user name that California Business Journal in its sole discretion deems offensive.
The Blog Page of this website allows users to provide feedback to writers and editors at California Business Journal and provides a forum for real-time interaction between users of this website. Responsibility for what is posted on the Blog Page lies solely with each user—you alone are responsible and shall be held accountable for the material you post. California Business Journal controls the messages, information, or materials that you or others may submit to and through the Blog Page. It is a condition of your use of the Blog Page that you do not:
1. Use the Blog Page to post or transmit any unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, or indecent information of any kind, including without limitation any transmissions constituting or encouraging conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any local, state, national, or international law.
2. Use the Blog Page to post or transmit any information or material that violates or infringes upon the rights of others, including material that is an invasion of privacy or publicity rights or that is protected by copyright, trademark, or other proprietary right, or derivative works with respect thereto, without first obtaining permission from the owner or right holder.
3. Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Blog Page.
4. Use the Blog Page to post, transmit, or in any way exploit any information or material for commercial purposes or that contains advertising.
5. Use the Blog Page to advertise or solicit to anyone, to buy or sell products or services, or to make donations of any kind.
6. Gather, for any purpose, the e-mail addresses that have been posted by other users of the Blog Page.
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No Commercial Use
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Links and Search Results
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If you are notifying California Business Journal of alleged copyright infringement, please be sure to provide the following information in the form required by 17 U.S.C. Section 512:
1. A description of the copyrighted work that you allege is being infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works;
2. A description of the allegedly infringing material and information sufficient to permit us to locate the material;
3. Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and/or an electronic mail address;
4. A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, or its agent, or the law; and
5. A statement by you that the information in the notification is accurate and that you have the authority to enforce the copyrights that are claimed to be infringed.
Designated Agent for Notification of Claimed Copyright Infringement
NAME: Rick Weinberg, Publisher and Editor
EMAIL: [email protected]
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LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL CALIFORNIA BUSINESS JOURNAL, OUR SUBSIDIARIES OR OUR LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE SITE OR FROM INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THE SITE. THIS LIMITATION APPLIES WHETHER THE ALLEGED LIABILITY IS BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER BASIS, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. OUR LIABILITY IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
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Integration and Severability
No refunds are provided once an article is submitted and CBJ proceeds to edit and publish it.
No refunds are provided when an article and price are agreed upon by both parties, assigned to a CBJ correspondent who then proceeds with their research on the subject of the article and their business, formulating questions for the interview, conducting the interview and proceeding to write the first draft of the story.
For non-CBJ-staff-written “general” articles, once a buyer agrees to an article or link insert, they’re asked to process our PayPal invoice, at which point CBJ will edit and publish the article/link. No refunds for any reason other than a CBJ editorial error.
Any changes to an article or link must be brought to CBJ’s attention 48 hours ahead of the proposed publishing date.
CBJ Policy on Right to Edit Articles
CBJ reserves the right to edit any article to enhance it and present it more professionally to meet editorial standards. CBJ reserves the right to include up to two links to related CBJ staff-written articles that direct back to the CBJ website. CBJ articles do not include logos.
Timeframe on publishing articles and link inserts upon submission and/or approval: 24 hours
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