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Information Collection and Use. Our site collects Personally Identifiable Information ("PII"). PII includes information such as your name, address, email address, etc. that you give us when you submit your ballot or submit information to us in an email or through our website. Entering PII is optional, but it allows you to participate in any incentive program(s) we may be offering (free gifts, drawings, etc.) and allows us to customize your experience when you visit our site. We use your PII to send out gift(s) and prize(s), to notify you of voting results and updates to our website, and to provide you with information that may be of value to you. If you would rather not receive this information, please see the "Information Management" section below on how to change your preferences.
PII will be made available to our employees, agents, business partners and contractors for our internal business purposes, as well as to our outside auditors, attorneys, accountants and potential and actual purchasers of our business. The frequency of such information disclosure varies in accordance with our business model. We will not sell or rent PII to any third party except when you have been given the opportunity to "opt-out" of sharing the information and have declined to exercise that right within the time period provided. In the event you order a product or service, we will share your PII with the third party to fulfill your request or order. We will also disclose PII if we are required to respond to a legal process requiring such disclosure.
We maintain an e-mail list. We use our email list to keep in touch with our customers and viewers and to allow our business partners to contact you with products or services we believe may be of interest to you.
In the unlikely event Locals Love Us is sold, or substantially all of our assets are sold or acquired, PII would be transferred as part of the assets.
We do not collect PII for anyone under 13. If you are under 13, you may not vote or participate in the use of our web site. In the event you become aware that we may have personal information pertaining to a child, the parent may send an e-mail to us at email@example.com to review, change and/or delete such information as well as to refuse to allow any further collection or use of the child's information.
We also collect Aggregate Information ("AI" - like IP addresses, bandwidth utilization, web page requests, etc.) about site usage from our viewers. We use AI primarily for network management, maintenance, performance evaluation and security. This helps us maximize the quality of service we can offer our viewers and customers and improve the value of our site.
Information Management. You may alter your PII by logging in to our web site or opt-out of receiving communications from us and our partners at any time. Subscribers to our e-mail list may modify or terminate their subscriptions in accordance with the instructions at the bottom of each communication that we send, or you may opt-out of all email communications by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org from the email address you wish not to receive communications from us or our partners. Removing your name from our email list will not delete your email address from your PII.
Information Retention. We maintain PII in our regular business records as long as necessary for our business purposes. Unless we are required by legal process to disclose this information, we will destroy it once it is no longer necessary for our business purposes.
Security. We have security measures and procedures in place to safeguard your PII and attempt to protect it from loss, misuse, alteration or unauthorized access. And although we strive to minimize our exposure to system and network compromise, we cannot guarantee that our security measures will prevent third party "hackers" or other unauthorized persons from illegally or improperly obtaining this information.
You also play an important role in protecting your PII. We encourage you to password protect your computer, protect your PII, and log off your computer when you are done using it. Change your passwords frequently and do not store them on your computer.
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Policy Changes. If we change our information collection/use practices or other privacy aspects, we will post those changes on this privacy statement. Please check this page often for changes that may occur from time to time. Locals Love Us is owned and operated by Locals Love Us, LLC.
AGREEMENT. This Website is owned and operated by LOCALS LOVE US. The following terms and conditions shall apply to each User. If this Agreement does not answer Your questions, we invite You to email us at email@example.com. Carefully review the Definitions near the end of the Agreement - those definitions are important and will help you understand this Agreement.
THE COMPANY. LOCALS LOVE US operates a Website that allows the public to express their opinion on various companies providing goods and services in various communities. LOCALS LOVE US does not make our own recommendations, but rather relies on the opinions of real consumers.
LOCALS LOVE US RESULTS. LOCALS LOVE US does not recommend any person, entity, product or service. Users of the Web Site, through their Submissions, rank vendors in specific categories and LOCALS LOVE US announces the results of the User opinions. The individual experience of any User or other person/entity of such third party may vary, from time to time, and LOCALS LOVE US does not confirm, verify, investigate, or adopt the opinions of Users. LOCALS LOVE US reserves the right to review the results of all voting and USER submissions to monitor and remove evidence of fraudulent, duplicative or irregular voting or submissions.
CONTENTS AND DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES. The information contained in this Website is not guaranteed to be accurate, current or complete. LOCALS LOVE US has attempted to provide accurate information on this Website, but assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the information. Information on this Website may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors, and may be changed or updated without notice.
THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS," "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT POSSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW.
LOCALS LOVE US AND ITS AFFILIATES, SERVICE PROVIDERS AND LICENSORS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE HEREBY DISCLAIM: (A) ALL WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT; (B) WARRANTIES RELATING TO DELAYS, INTERRUPTIONS, ERRORS, OR OMISSIONS IN THE OPERATION OF THIS WEBSITE OR ANY PART OF IT; (C) WARRANTIES RELATING TO THE TRANSMISSION OR DELIVERY OF THIS WEBSITE OR ITS AVAILABILITY AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME OR LOCATION; (D) WARRANTIES RELATING TO THE USE, VALIDITY, ACCURACY, CURRENCY OR RELIABILITY OF, OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THIS WEBSITE OR ANY INFORMATION PUBLISHED ON THIS WEBSITE OR IN ANY PRINT FORM, AND (E) WARRANTIES RELATING TO WEBSITES OR COMPANIES OR VENDORS WHICH THIS WEBSITE IS LINKED.
LOCALS LOVE US MAKES NO WARRANTY AS TO THE PERFORMANCE OF ANY MERCHANDISE OR SERVICE PURCHASED OR ORDERED FROM ANY THIRD PARTY, AND MAKES NO WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE NOR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY.
INFORMATION. We do our best to provide the most accurate, up-to-date information, but errors do occur and we reserve the right to make changes without notice. Market segments and consumer moods change frequently. LOCALS LOVE US may change the services, recommendations, and/or information contained on this Website at any time, without prior notice.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. USER EXPRESSLY UNDERSTANDS AND AGREES THAT LOCALS LOVE US SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, BUSINESS, GOODWILL, PERSONAL INJURY, THIRD PARTY PRODUCT OR SERVICE DELAY, THIRD PARTY PRODUCT OR SERVICE FAILURE OR DEFECT, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF LOCALS LOVE US HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES). THIS LIMITATION SHALL INCLUDE, BY WAY OF EXAMPLE AND NOT LIMITATION, DAMAGES RESULTING FROM: (i) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE; (ii) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR SUBMISSIONS OR DATA; (iii) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE WEBSITE; (iv) DELAYS, (v) LOSS OF DATA, OR (vi) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE WEBSITE, OR ANY ITEM YOU SUBMITTED TO US. OUR LIABILITY WILL BE NO MORE THAN THE AMOUNT YOU PAID LOCALS LOVE US FOR THE USE OF OUR WEBSITE. THIS IS THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT FOR WHICH WE ARE RESPONSIBLE.
CONSENT TO E-MAIL COMMUNICATION. By Submitting information to LOCALS LOVE US, and each time you view the Web Site or contact us, You grant permission for LOCALS LOVE US to contact You at Your e-mail address. To stop receiving our marketing emails, send an e-mail to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow the opt-out procedures set forth in such marketing emails.
INDEMNITY. Each User agrees to defend, indemnify and hold LOCALS LOVE US, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, employees, agents, co-branders or other partners, harmless from any action, claim, proceeding, demand, cost or expense, including reasonable attorneys' fees, due to or arising out of use of this website by the User, violation or breach of this agreement, or any violation of any rights of another by the User.
REPRODUCTION OF CONTENT. The content in the website is protected by United States and International copyrights. User agrees not to reproduce, distribute, duplicate, retransmit, copy, sell, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of the website without the prior permission of LOCALS LOVE US. Notwithstanding the foregoing, LOCALS LOVE US grants each viewer the personal right to download Website materials for personal non-commercial use.
NO GRANT OF LICENSE. Nothing on the Website or on any LOCALS LOVE US website, or Your use of the Website, shall be construed as conferring any license or other rights under the intellectual property or other proprietary rights of LOCALS LOVE US, its affiliates or any third party, whether by estoppel, implication or otherwise.
TRADEMARK INFORMATION. LOCALS LOVE US, LOCALSLOVEUS.COM, together with the design logo, are trademarks of LOCALS LOVE US (the "LOCALS LOVE US Marks"). User agrees not to display or use the LOCALS LOVE US Marks in any manner without first obtaining written permission of an authorized representative of LOCALS LOVE US.
COPYRIGHTS AND COPYRIGHT AGENTS. LOCALS LOVE US respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask all Viewers and contributing writers to do the same. If You believe that Your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide LOCALS LOVE US with the following information:
Our Copyright Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement is the person named below, who can be reached as follows:
Hagen, Wilka & Archer, LLP
600 South Main Avenue, Suite 102
P.O. Box 964
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
JURISDICTION. User understands and agrees that use of this Website is not intended to and does not create jurisdiction in any state or country other than South Dakota of the United States of America. User understands and agrees not to use this Website if User deems electronic communication as consent to jurisdiction in any other state or country. User further understands and agrees that the information on this Website is not directed towards any specific jurisdiction other than South Dakota of the United States of America. User understands that the information on this Website was published and maintained from South Dakota. User acknowledges and agrees that all information contained on this Website is deemed "published" when first posted to our web server.
DISPUTES. Any claims by any User against LOCALS LOVE US relating in any way to Your Submission, inquiry, use of the Website, or attempted or actual interaction with LOCALS LOVE US shall be submitted to confidential arbitration in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Arbitration under this Agreement shall be conducted under the rules then prevailing 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. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, no arbitration under this Agreement shall be joined to an arbitration involving any other party subject to this Agreement, whether through class arbitration proceedings or otherwise. Subject to the last sentence of this paragraph, in any such arbitration, the parties shall be responsible for their own costs, expenses, and attorney's fees. In the event that this arbitration provision is unenforceable, any litigation regarding this Agreement or any transaction between the User and LOCALS LOVE US shall be brought in the state or federal courts located in Minnehaha County, South Dakota, and hereby agrees and submits to such jurisdiction and venue as exclusive and proper. In the event LOCALS LOVE US is successful in the arbitration, it shall be awarded its reasonable costs, expenses and attorney fees.
TITLES. The section titles in the Agreement are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.
WAIVER. Any waiver of this Agreement must be in writing and signed by LOCALS LOVE US.
GOVERNING LAW. This Agreement and the relationship between User and LOCALS LOVE US shall be governed by the laws of the State of South Dakota, without regard to its conflict of law provisions.