Terms and Conditions
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE
This Homeland Security Blog is a free service provided by G&H International Services, Inc. (”GHIS”) in order to increase the availability of information, encourage healthy debate, and makes possible new connections between individuals in the Homeland Security environment.
GHIS respects users’ ownership of and responsibility for the content he/she chooses to share on the Blog.
Although we believe that censoring any content would be contrary to a service that bases itself on freedom of expression, federal and state law requires us to set boundaries in order to curb abuses that could threaten our ability to provide this service and the freedom of expression it encourages. Accordingly we must require that, by participating in this Blog, you consent to and agree to abide by all of the following terms and conditions.
RESTRICTIONS ON COMMENTS:
1. Comments or opinions expressed on the Homeland Security Blog are those of their respective contributors only. The views expressed by outside contributors do not represent the views of G&H International Services, Inc. (”GHIS”), its stockholders, officers, directors, management, employees, or agents. GHIS is not responsible for and disclaims any and all liability for the content of comments written by outside contributors to the Homeland Security Blog.
2. Comments posted on the Homeland Security Blog should not contain any classified or sensitive information.
3. Comments posted on the Homeland Security Blog shall not defame, disclose trade secrets or confidential information of, or violate the intellectual property rights of any third party.
4. Comments posted on the Homeland Security Blog shall not be obscene, profane, indecent, abusive, threatening, or contain any pornographic material.
5. Comments posted on the Homeland Security Blog shall not include material that promotes hate toward groups based on race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, veteran status, or sexual orientation/gender identity.
6. Comments posted on the Homeland Security Blog shall not violate any local, state, or national law, and should not be used to mislead or confuse others.
7. Any content you submit becomes solely the property of GHIS. GHIS may use, publish, copy, license, adapt, edit, distribute, publicly perform, display, and delete the content you submit in its sole discretion.
1. You must be at least 18 years of age to access the Homeland Security Blog.
1. It is the policy of GHIS to respond to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. If you believe that your copyright has been infringed on the Homeland Security Blog, please send a plain text email to firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how to file or respond to a notice of infringement.
ACCURACY OF INFORMATION AND PRIVACY
- Homeland Security Blog asks for some personal information when you sign up to use the Blog, including your email address and a password, which is used to protect your account from unauthorized access.
2. You represent and warrant that all of the information provided by you to GHIS to participate in the Homeland Security Blog is correct and current.
3. We do not allow the unauthorized publishing of people’s private and confidential information. Accordingly, comments posted on the Homeland Security Blog shall not disclose identifying information of a third party, including, but not limited to, Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, credit card numbers, telephone number, or address.
- In addition to publishing your Blog posts, you may also provide additional profile information, and can edit your profile and account settings at any time on the profile administration page.
- Homeland Security Blog servers automatically record information about your use of the service, such as when you use the Blog and the frequency and size of data transfers. Information displayed or clicked in the Blog interface is also recorded. If you are logged in we may associate that information with your account.
- Homeland Security Blog stores and maintains your account information and copies of your Blog posts and comments, including drafts, in order to provide the service.
- If you decide to leave the Homeland Security Blog, because of the way we maintain this service, residual copies of your profile information and other information associated with your account may remain on back-up media.
- The United States Department of Commerce and the European Commission have agreed on a set of data protection principles and frequently asked questions (the “Safe Harbor Principles”) to enable U.S. companies to satisfy the requirement under European Union law that adequate protection be given to personal information transferred from the EU to the United States. The EEA also has recognized the U.S. Safe Harbor as providing adequate data protection. Consistent with its commitment to protect personal privacy, Homeland Security Blog adheres to the Safe Harbor Principles.
OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS
1. These Terms and Conditions of Use constitute the entire agreement between you and GHIS relating to participation in the Homeland Security Blog, and supersedes any previous Terms and Conditions of Use.
2. These Terms and Conditions of Use will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the District of Columbia without giving effect to its conflict of laws provisions our your actual state or country of resident. Any claims, legal proceedings, or litigation arising out of, in connection with, or relating to these Terms and Conditions of Use will be brought solely in the District of Columbia, and you consent to the jurisdiction of the courts in the District of Columbia.
3. GHIS and its stockholders, officers, directors, management, employees, or agents are hereby released from any and all liability and obligations whatsoever in connection with or arising for your use of the Homeland Security Blog. You agree that GHIS has the right to monitor the content, but has no obligation to do so. If at any time you are dissatisfied with the content or material on the Homeland Security Blog, you agree that your sole remedy is to stop using the Blog.
4. You agree to hold harmless and indemnify GHIS, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, shareholders, officers, agents, directors, employees, and successors from and against any third-party claim arising from or in any way related to your use of the Homeland Security Blog, including any liability or expense arising from all claims, losses, damages (actual and consequential), suits, judgments, litigation costs, and attorneys’ fees, of every kind and nature.
5. GHIS will not be responsible for the exercise or non-exercise of its rights under this Agreement. The failure of GHIS to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Terms and Conditions of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the Terms and Conditions of Use is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to GHIS’s intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms of Service remain in full force and effect.
6. GHIS has the right to change these Terms and Conditions of Use at any time and will post the new Terms and Conditions of Use on the Homeland Security Blog. You will be required to agree to the new Terms and Conditions before you have any further access to the site.
7. You agree that GHIS reserves the right to access, read, preserve, and disclose any information for any reason in its sole discretion, including when necessary to (1) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or government request; (2) enforce these Terms and Conditions of Use, including investigation of potential violations; (3) respond to user support requests; (4) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues; or (5) protect the rights, property, or safety of G&H, its shareholders, officers, directors, management, employees, agents, other users, and the public.
8. GHIS reserves the right, in its sole discretion, at any time and for any reason, to deny access to the Homeland Security Blog or to terminate the Homeland Security Blog and block all access thereafter.
Please direct all questions and comments concerning these Terms and Conditions of Use to email@example.com.