1. Use of this Web Site
You agree to use this web site only for lawful purposes related to your membership or possible membership in the Lancaster Photography Association (the “Association”) or related to your pursuit of the activities and programming supported by the Association.
You agree that you will NOT use this site to:
Upload or transmit any content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, obscene, libelous, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable according to the community standards of your club or organization.
Violate the legal rights of others (including their right to privacy), or violate the laws of any jurisdiction.
Impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a Lancaster Photography Association administrator, or misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity.
Upload or otherwise transmit data that you do not have the legal right to upload or transmit, that violates any patent, trademark, trade secret, or copyright, or that contains a virus or deliberately corrupted data. You acknowledge that you have full rights to transmit the data that you upload or post, and you accept full responsibility for its legality, reliability and appropriateness.
Collect information about others (including contact information and e-mail addresses) without their consent.
Upload, store, maintain, forward or display adult content, including documents and images of a lewd or lascivious nature. This web site and the messages, documents, and images it contains may be viewed by children, so all users share responsibility for ensuring that content is appropriate.
Engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits anyone’s use or enjoyment of the web site or which, as determined by your association administrators, may harm the Lancaster Photography Association or users of the web site, or expose them to liability.
The administrators of the Lancaster Photography Association reserve the right to remove any information or material from the web site, without explanation, which we determine, at our sole discretion, to be incompatible with the above restrictions, including anything that we believe, through our own research or notification by others, may constitute copyright infringement.
However, these actions will be performed on a “best-efforts” basis. The administrators of the Lancaster Photography Association cannot review all material that is posted to the web site, nor guarantee that objectionable material is immediately removed. Therefore, the Lancaster Photography Association does not assume liability for any action or inaction regarding such material uploaded to the web site or indeed, for the content itself.
If you believe that your intellectual property is being violated by something on this web site, please notify the site administrator immediately with sufficient documentation to allow us to identify the infringing material and its location, as well as your claim and authority to file this notification, and your contact information.
2. Your Account
If you are a member of the Lancaster Photography Association or a registered user of this web site, you will receive a user name and password which are used to log into your account. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your username and password, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your account. If you are accessing this web site from a shared computer (such as in a public library), you must be careful to log out of the account and close the browser before leaving the workstation. If you suspect that your account has been compromised in any way, you must notify the Lancaster Photography Association immediaely. The Lancaster Photography Association will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with the provisions in this section.
3. Privacy and Protection of Personal Information
4. Association Events
Events are organized and sponsored by the Lancaster Photography Association. Some information on this web site regarding events is provided by the event sponsor or organizer. The Association may not have verified or certified the accuracy or completeness of this information, and will not be liable for any errors or omissions. You also agree to hold the Association harmless from any liability or injury arising from or related to your participation in such events.
5. Copyright Restrictions and Use of Content
The contents of this web site, including documents, web pages and photos, as well as association-specific logos and graphic images, are copyrighted by the Lancaster Photography Association and are protected by US and international laws regarding copyrights and trademarks. You agree that all messages and information that you post to this web site become the property of the Association and may be used as it sees fit.
You retain all copyrights to digital photographs uploaded by you to the Gallery, Photo Competitions or other articles.
You are authorized to use this information as a member or prospective member of the Association. You may not use this information to create competing or derivative works, nor may you distribute it to others as if it were your own. You are not permitted to reproduce, sell or use this information for any commercial purposes without the Association’s written permission.
This web site may provide a facility which allows you to upload photos of club events or activities, and which allows other members to reproduce these photos for their own enjoyment but not for commercial purposes. When you upload a photo to the site, you agree to allow such non-commercial reproduction. When you download a photo from this site you agree that you will not use it for commercial purposes without first obtaining permission from the uploader.
Lancaster Photography Association and the any logos, slogans, or tag lines are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Lancaster Photography Association and may not be used in any commercial manner without written permission from the Association.
Other product or service marks contained herein are used for identification purposes only and may be registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners.
7. Disclaimer of Warranties
THIS SITE IS PROVIDED BY The Lancaster Photography Association ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. The Association MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THIS SITE OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, OR PRODUCTS INCLUDED ON THIS SITE, WHICH HAVE NOT BEEN INDEPENDENTLY REVIEWED FOR ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR SAFETY.
IF YOU RELY ON ADVICE OR INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THIS SITE, YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOU ARE DOING SO ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. The Lancaster Photography Association EXPLICITLY DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY FOR INJURY OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE THEREOF.
TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, the Lancaster Photography Association DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
The Lancaster Photography Association DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THIS SITE, ITS SERVERS, OR E-MAIL SENT FROM THIS SITE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, NOR THAT YOUR ACCESS TO THIS SITE AND ITS SERVERS WILL BE RELIABLE, ERROR-FREE, OR UNINTERRUPTED.
The Lancaster Photography Association WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, ARISING OUT OF PERSONAL INJURY, LOST PROFITS OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM DELAY, INTERRUPTION IN SERVICE, LOST DATA, OR OTHER ERRORS OR OMISSIONS.
CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.
With the possible exception of a violation or threatened violation of the Lancaster Photography Association's intellectual property rights, any dispute related to your use of this web site or to products or services purchased or obtained through this web site, shall be submitted to arbitration in California in accordance with the prevailing rules of the American Arbitration Association. The arbitrator's award shall be binding and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. At the Association's sole discretion, intellectual property disputes may be handled through the appropriate state or federal court in the state of California and you consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in such courts.
The Lancaster Photography Association welcomes your ideas for improving this web site or for adding new features that would benefit club members and visitors. However, please understand that we may already be working on similar features or talking to others who offer this capability.
Any comments, ideas, suggestions, or feedback that you submit to the Association can not be treated as confidential or proprietary and can be used or disclosed by either organization as it sees fit. The submission of such information does not limit or prevent the purchase or use of similar products, services or ideas from any other party or vendor.
11. Third Party Links
This web site may contain links to other web sites not controlled or managed by the Lancaster Photography Association. The Association is not responsible for the quality, accuracy or content of the information, products, services or policies of these sites. Your use of such web sites is at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such web sites. A reference or link from this web site to any products, services, events or information by trademark, trade name or manufacturer does not constitute or imply an endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation and cannot be referenced as such without the written permission of the Association.
If you are a member of the club, the Lancaster Photography Association reserves the right to close your account if you do not renew your membership when it is due to expire, in accordance with club policies posted on the site and in renewal notices sent by email or regular mail.
13. Miscellaneous Provisions
The use and operation of this web site shall be governed by the laws of the State of California without regard to conflict of law provisions. If you sign up for membership, register for events or purchase products and services through this web site from another country, you do so in accordance with US law and with the transaction denominated in US Dollars. If a court should hold any provision of this Agreement invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be modified to the minimal extent necessary to render it enforceable without losing its intent, or severed from this Agreement if no such modification is possible, and other provisions shall remain in full force and effect.
Lancaster Photography Association
P.O. Box 498
Lancaster, Ca. 93584