All information, content, services and software displayed on, transmitted through, or used in connection with California Locals, including websites, stories, reviews, blogs, listings, guides, photographs, illustrations, audio clips, video, html, source and object code is owned by the California Locals and its affiliates. You may use California Locals material online only, and only for noncommercial use unless otherwise agreed to in writing.

You may not republish any portion of California Locals on any Internet, Intranet or extranet site or incorporate the content in any database, compilation, archive or cache. You may not distribute any content to others, whether or not for payment or other consideration, and you may not modify, copy, frame, cache, reproduce, sell, publish, transmit, display or otherwise use any portion of the content. You may not scrape or otherwise copy our content without permission. You agree not to decompile, reverse engineer or disassemble any software or other products or processes accessible through California Locals, not to insert any code or product or manipulate the content of California Locals in any way that affects the user experience, and not to use any data mining, data gathering or extraction method. You may not use any meta tags or any other hidden text utilizing or incorporating California Localss name or trademarks.

Requests to use content for any purpose other than as permitted in these Terms of Use should be directed to California Locals by Contacting Support. In certain cases, you may be able to obtain permission to use individual stories that appear on California Locals through online functionality we have specifically designated (e.g., to e-mail a story to a friend or to purchase the rights to reproduce a story for other use). In such cases, we will tell you directly in the portion of the site you may license or you will see a link in the site itself. If you do not see such authorization or link, you should assume no third party has the right to allow you to use material from the site.

Copyright Complaints

California Locals respects the intellectual property of others. If you believe your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement or are aware of any infringing material, please Contact Us.

User-Provided Information and Content

By providing information to, communicating with, and/or placing material on, California Locals, including, for example, communication during registration, communication on any California Locals blog, comment area, messaging system, entering any contest, posting any material, photograph, etc., you represent and warrant: (1) you own or otherwise have all necessary rights to the content you provide and the rights to use it as provided in this Terms of Use; (2) all information you provide is true, accurate, current and complete, and does not violate these Terms of Use; and, (3) the content will not cause injury to any person or entity. Using a name other than your own legal name is prohibited (except in those specific areas of California Locals that allow for unique, fictitious names, e.g., user names in comment areas).

For all such information and material, you grant the California Locals, its affiliates and related entities, a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, nonexclusive right and license to use, copy, modify, display, archive, store, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works from such information, in any form, media, software or technology of any kind now existing or developed in the future. Without limiting the generality of the previous sentence, you authorize California Locals to include the information in a searchable format accessible by users of California Locals and other affiliated websites, and to use your name and any other information in connection with its use of the material you provide. You also grant the California Locals the right to use any material, information, ideas, concepts, know-how, product concepts, trade secrets or techniques contained in any communication you send to us for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to developing, manufacturing and marketing products using such information. All rights in this paragraph are granted without the need for additional compensation of any sort to you.

Transactions and E-Commerce

During your visit to our site you may elect to engage in a transaction involving the purchase of a product such as a newspaper subscription, a print or online advertisement or other tangible goods and services. To serve you most efficiently, credit card transactions and order fulfillment are often handled by a third party processing agent, bank or distribution institution. While in most cases transactions are completed without difficulty, there is no such thing as “perfect security” on the Internet or offline. If you’re concerned about online credit card safety, in most cases a telephone number will be made available so you can call us and place your order by phone. California Locals cannot take responsibility for the success or security of transactions undertaken or processed by third parties.

On occasion, a product or service may not be available at the time or the price as it appears in an advertisement. In such event, or in the event a product is listed at an incorrect price or with incorrect information due to typographical error, technology effort, error in the date or length of publication, or error in pricing or product information received from our advertisers or suppliers, you agree California Locals is not responsible for such errors or discrepancies.

Communications with Third Parties Through California Locals

Your dealings or communications through California Locals with any party other than California Locals are solely between you and that third party. For example, certain areas of California Locals may allow you to conduct transactions or purchase goods or services. In most cases, these transactions will be conducted by our third-party partners and vendors. Under no circumstances will California Locals be liable for any goods, services, resources or content available through such third party dealings or communications, or for any harm related thereto. Please review carefully that third party’s policies and practices and make sure you are comfortable with them before you engage in any transaction. Complaints, concerns or questions relating to materials provided by third parties should be forwarded directly to the third party.

During your visit to California Locals you may link to or view certain content that is actually created or hosted by a third party. You may be introduced to, or be able to access, information, websites, advertisements, features, or contests offered by other parties. California Locals is not responsible for the actions or policies of such third parties. You should check the applicable terms of use and privacy policies of those third parties when providing information on such a feature or page. California Locals cannot and does not warranty the accuracy or completeness of information about goods or services for sale provided by third parties and specifically disclaims any implied warranties, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness, with respect to such goods. You acknowledge that reliance upon information about goods or services for purchase provided by third parties shall be at your sole risk. Any and all concerns regarding such goods or services must be addressed directly with the prospective seller prior to the sale.

Posting Rules

Interactive areas, discussion boards, private messaging, blogs, etc., are intended to encourage public debate. We expect people to differ — judgment and opinion are subjective things — and we encourage freedom of speech and a marketplace of ideas. By using these areas of California Locals , you are participating in a community that is intended for all our users. Therefore, we reserve the right to remove any content posted on our site at any time for any reason. We prohibit profanity, libel, spam, racial epithets, and the harassment and abuse of others. Any off-topic comments stand a chance of being removed. In other words: talk about the site content, not each other.

Other Specifics About Interactive Areas

California Locals  comment areas, blogs, private messaging, and other such interactive areas are provided to give users an interesting and stimulating forum to express their opinions and share ideas and information. Given the nature of California Locals and the volume of messages and postings, California Locals cannot and does not monitor all of the material posted or transmitted by users and third party information providers. To protect your safety, please use your best judgment when using these forums.

We particularly discourage divulging personal phone numbers and addresses or other information that can be used to identify or locate you. If you make such disclosures either through postings on the blogs, comment areas, or private messages you place or in other interactive areas, or to third parties in any communication, you do so fully understanding the consequences of such disclosures and with a knowing consent that such information could be used to identify you. Divulging real names, phone numbers, addresses, occupations, or other information that can be used to identify or locate other site users is strictly prohibited.

California Locals  reserves the right to delete, move or edit any communications at any time, for any reason or in its discretion, but has no obligation to review or remove any such content.

General Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability

While California Locals uses reasonable efforts to include accurate and up-to-date information, we make no warranties or representations as to the accuracy of the content and assume no liability or responsibility for any error or omission in the content. California Locals does not represent or warrant that use of any content will not infringe rights of third parties. California Locals has no responsibility for actions of third parties or for content provided or posted by others.