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Terms and Conditions

Texas Independent News Corp. (TINC) offers this website, including all information, software, products and services available from this website or offered as part of or in conjunction with this website (the "website"), to you, the user, conditioned upon your acceptance of all of the terms, conditions, policies and notices stated here. TINC reserves the right to make changes to these Terms and Conditions immediately by posting the changed Terms and Conditions in this location. Your continued use of the website constitutes your agreement to all such terms, conditions and notices, and any changes to the Terms and Conditions made by TINC.

Personal and Noncommercial Use

The website is for your personal and noncommercial use. As a condition to your continued use of the website, you warrant to TINC that you will not use the website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms and conditions of use.

No Warranties

USE THE WEBSITE AT YOUR OWN RISK. THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED TO YOU "AS IS,"

WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT

NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR

PURPOSE, TITLE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. TINC MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT ANY

CONTENT CONTAINED ON THIS WEBSITE SATISFIES ANY APPLICABLE GOVERNMENT LAW, REGULATION OR REQUIREMENT. Neither TINC nor its employees, agents, third-party information providers, merchants, licensors or the like warrant that the website or its operation will be accurate, reliable, uninterrupted or error-free. No agent or representative has the authority to create any warranty regarding the website on behalf of TINC. TINC reserves the right to change or discontinue at any time any aspect or feature of the Web site.

Exclusion of Liability

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, SHALL TINC OR ANYONE ELSE

INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, STORING OR DISTRIBUTING THE WEBSITE BE

LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL

DAMAGES AND EXPENSES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST

PROFITS, AND DAMAGES ARISING FROM LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION)

ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH USE OF THE WEBSITE, DELAY OR

INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE, OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS

OR SERVICES OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE, WHETHER SUCH DAMAGES ARE

BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF

THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. YOU SPECIFICALLY AGREE THAT NO LICENSOR,

SUPPLIER OR INFORMATION PROVIDER TO TINC OR ITS AFFILIATES, OFFICERS,

DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS, OR ANY OF THEIR SUCCESSORS OR ASSIGNS,

SHALL HAVE ANY LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY REASON OR UNDER ANY THEORY

WHATSOEVER, BASED UPON THE INFORMATION PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THE

WEBSITE. Because some states do not permit the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, some or all of the above limitation may not apply to you.

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold TINC, its officers, directors, affiliated companies, employees and agents, licensors and suppliers harmless from and against any and all claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from, or alleged to result from, your use of the TINC site, or any content, product or service offered through the TINC site, in a manner that violates or is alleged to violate these Terms and Conditions. TINC shall provide notice to you of any such claim, suit or proceeding and shall reasonably cooperate with you, at your expense, in your defense of any such claim, suit or proceeding.

Featured Links and Advertisements

The website may contain hyperlinks to websites offered by parties other than TINC. Such hyperlinks are provided for your reference and convenience only. TINC does not control such other websites and is not responsible for their content; nor does TINC's inclusion of hyperlinks to such websites imply any endorsement of the material on such websites or any association with their operators. Unless otherwise specifically stated on this website, TINC does not endorse any product or service or make any representation regarding the reliability, quality or accuracy of any products or services featured in, or linked to, any advertisement appearing on this website.

Linking

Unless you are subsequently advised otherwise by TINC, you are hereby licensed to create hyperlinks to the content on the website, provided that the hyperlink accurately describes the content as it appears on the Web site. TINC reserves the right to revoke this license generally, or your right to use specific links, at any time, and may normally break any hyperlink after 14 days. Under no circumstances may you "frame" the website or any of its content or copy portions of the website to a server, except as part of an Internet service provider's incidental caching of pages. Each page within the website must be displayed in full (including all trademarks, branding, advertising and promotional materials), without any accompanying frame, border, margin, design, branding, trademark, advertising or promotional materials not originally displayed on the page within the website.

Software Available on Website

Any software that is made available to download from this website is the copyrighted work of

TINC and/or its suppliers. Your use of the software is governed by the terms of the End User License Agreement, if any, that accompanies or is included with the software. You may not install or use any software without first agreeing to the terms of such End User License Agreement. For any software not accompanied by an End User License Agreement, TINC hereby grants to you a personal, nontransferable, non-sublicensable license to use the software for viewing and other purposes within the scope of use of such software anticipated by TINC in accordance with these terms and conditions, and for no other purpose. Any such software is provided to you subject to the warranty and liability exclusions set forth in these terms and conditions.

Copyright

Except for material in the public domain under United States copyright law, all material contained on the website (including all software, HTML code, Java applets, Active X controls and other code) is protected by United States and foreign copyright laws. Except as otherwise expressly provided in these terms and conditions, you may not copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, modify, rewrite, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any material contained on the website without the prior consent of the copyright owner. None of the material contained on the TINC site may be reverse-engineered, disassembled, decompiled, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, translated into any language or computer language, retransmitted in any form or by any means (electronic, mechanical, photo reproduction, recordation or otherwise), resold or redistributed without the prior written consent of TINC. Violation of this provision may result in severe civil and criminal penalties.

You may make single copies of materials displayed on the website for your own personal and noncommercial use only, provided any copies include the copyright and other notices displayed with the materials on the website. You may not distribute such copies to others, whether or not for a charge or other consideration, without prior written permission from TINC or the copyright owner of the copied material. Requests to reproduce materials on the website for distribution or other purposes should be mailed to:

TEXAS INDEPENDENT NEWS CORP. / The Liberty Hill Independent

Contact us via email news@LHIndependent.com

Trademarks

Trademarks appear on the website with permission from their respective owners. Your unauthorized use of trademarks appearing on the website may constitute trademark infringement, which could subject you to substantial civil penalties.

Termination of Privileges

TINC reserves the right to terminate your privilege of using all or any portion of the website if you breach any of these terms and conditions of use. If TINC receives notice or otherwise discovers that you have posted material that infringes another party's copyright or trademark rights or violates another party's rights of privacy or publicity, TINC may terminate your access to the website, including all of your privileges or accounts that you may have established in connection with the website.

Copyright Infringement

TINC will not tolerate copyright infringement of any kind. TINC does not, however, monitor usersubmitted materials for copyright infringement. If you believe that any material on the website infringes your copyright, you may seek to have the material removed by sending TINC notice that includes all of the following information:

  • your full name, address and telephone number
  • your e-mail address
  • identification of the copyrighted work(s) that you believe is being infringed
  • identification of the infringing material and information sufficient for TINC to locate the material
  • your statement of good faith belief that (a) the material infringes your copyrights, (b) the information provided in the notice is accurate and (c) under penalty of perjury, you are authorized to act for the copyright owner
  • your physical or electronic signature

Direct such notice to TINC designated agent for receiving copyright infringement notices:

TEXAS INDEPENDENT NEWS CORP.

PO Box 1235, Liberty Hill, TX 78642

Contact us via email (news@LHIndependent.com)

Upon receipt of notice complying with the above requirements, TINC will act to remove infringing materials and, if applicable, send notice to the user that posted such materials on the website.

If TINC removes materials posted by you as a user due to alleged copyright infringement, you may seek to have the materials reinstated by notifying TINC's designated agent in writing and including the following information:

  • your full name, address and telephone number
  • your e-mail address
  • identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled, including its location before it was removed or disabled
  • your statement under penalty of perjury that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material
  • your statement consenting to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the district in which your address is located, or, if you reside outside of the United States, Liberty Hill, Texas (where TINC may be found), and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notice of copyright infringement or from such person's agent
  • your physical or electronic signature

Upon receipt of a notice meeting the above requirements, TINC will send a copy of the notice to the copyright owner who initially claimed copyright infringement. Within 10 to 14 days following receipt of the notice, TINC will replace or enable access to the removed material unless TINC receives notice from the copyright owner who submitted the first notification that it has filed an action seeking a court order to restrain the user that posted the materials from engaging in infringing activity. Please note that parties who misrepresent that materials are infringing or were removed by mistake or misidentification are subject to substantial civil liability to TINC and/or the copyright owner or website user.

User Content

TINC may allow you to upload, post, transmit or otherwise provide content to TINC websites, including, but not limited to, photos, video, audio, comments, articles, blogs, forums and any other such communication in which you provide content to the website ("User Content"). You agree that you are solely responsible for your communications and any content you provide.

Rules Governing User Content: In consideration for being allowed to post or contribute content, you agree that your failure to abide by the following rules in using the website shall constitute a material breach of these Terms and Conditions:

  • Do not disrespect the privacy and views of others, or use the service to stalk or harass another;
  • Do not use or provide User Content for commercial purposes, including but not limited to the promotion of any specific goods or services;
  • Do not provide User Content that is harmful to minors in any way;
  • Do not provide obscene, profane, sexually explicit, libelous, slanderous, defamatory, harmful, threatening, illegal or knowingly false User Content;
  • Do not provide User Content containing expressions of bigotry, racism or hate;
  • Do not provide User Content encouraging conduct that may constitute or contribute to a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or violate any national, state or local law, regulation or authority;
  • Do not impersonate another person, or permit any other person or entity to use your identification to post or view User Content;
  • Do not provide User Content that infringes on the copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret or other intellectual property rights of others;
  • Do not provide User Content that violates the privacy or publicity rights of others;
  • Do not provide User Content that supports or provides resources to any organization(s) designated by the United States government as a foreign terrorist organization pursuant to section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act; and
  • Do not provide User Content containing malicious code, including but not limited to computer viruses, Trojan horses, or other programs designed to disrupt, damage or restrict the use of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment.

Respect the Intellectual Property Rights of Others. You may not post or transmit content belonging to any person or party other than yourself, without the prior written consent of such owner. Simply because material is available on the Internet does not mean it is in the public domain. The vast majority of materials on the Internet are protected by copyright and trademark laws. TINC shall have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor any User Content areas of the website to determine compliance with these Terms and Conditions and any other operating rules that may be established by TINC from time to time.

TINC's Right to Remove User Content. TINC does not assume any responsibility for the consequences of any user-generated or contributed content on the TINC site. If notified by a user of communications that are alleged not to conform to the rules set forth in this Section, TINC may investigate the allegation and determine in its sole discretion to remove or request the removal of the communications. TINC reserves the right to remove communications that fail to conform to these Terms and Conditions. In addition, TINC reserves the right (but is not obligated) to delete any User Content posted on the TINC site, regardless of whether such communications violate these Terms and Conditions.

TINC's Right to Use User Content. TINC reserves the right to record, re-purpose or re-publish

User Content on its websites, newspapers, magazines or other publishing forums. By posting User Content, you are granting to TINC and its licensees a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive and irrevocable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display any posting by you (in whole or in part) and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or hereafter developed.

Responsibility for User Content. You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless TINC and its officers, directors, affiliated companies, employees, agents, licensors and suppliers, from and against any and all claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from, or alleged to result from, your use of any User-generated or Contributed Content or use by others of any User-generated or Contributed Content with respect to you, including, without limitation, any claim of libel, defamation, harassment, violation of rights of privacy or publicity, loss of service or infringement of intellectual property or other rights, or violation of these Terms and Conditions.

NOTE TO USERS. TINC does not represent or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy or reliability of any User Content or endorse any opinions expressed by such users. ANY RELIANCE UPON USER CONTENT IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.

 

Termination of Privileges

TINC reserves the right to terminate your privilege of using all or any portion of the website if you breach any of these terms and conditions of use. If TINC receives notice or otherwise discovers that you have posted material that infringes another party's copyright or trademark rights or violates another party's rights of privacy or publicity, TINC may terminate your access to the website, including all of your privileges or accounts that you may have established in connection with the website.

General

These Terms and Conditions (including the privacy policy attached hereto, which shall be deemed to be a part of these Terms and Conditions) constitute the entire agreement and understanding between you and TINC with respect to use of the website, superseding all prior or contemporaneous communications and/or proposals. These Terms and Conditions also are severable, and in the event any provision is determined to be invalid or unenforceable, such invalidity or unenforceability shall not in any way affect the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions. TINC reserves the right to make changes to these Terms and Conditions immediately by posting the changed Terms and Conditions in this location. By continuing to use the website, you are agreeing to all changes made by TINC. A printed version of these Terms and Conditions shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to use of the website to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.

Jurisdiction

The website is controlled and operated by TINC from its principal office at 921 Loop 332, Liberty Hill, TX, United States of America. TINC makes no representation that materials on the website are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who choose to access the website from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable. The website is not intended to subject TINC to the laws or jurisdiction of any state, country or territory other than Liberty Hill, Texas and the United States of America.

TEXAS INDEPENDENT NEWS CORP. PRIVACY POLICY

For each visitor to the website, TINC's servers automatically collect information about which pages are visited and the domain name of visitors. This information is used for internal review, to tailor information to individual visitors and for website traffic audits. We also provide this information (as well as information from third-party market researchers) about our users on an aggregated, anonymous basis to our advertisers.

TINC may place a "cookie" on the browser of your computer. The cookie itself does not contain any personally identifying information. A cookie may be used to tell when your computer has contacted the website. TINC uses the information for editorial purposes and for other purposes such as delivery of features and advertisements, so TINC can customize delivery of information to you without compromising privacy. For example, cookies may be used to ensure that you will not see the same banner advertisement too often in a single session.

TINC may, in the course of providing services through its websites, ask you to disclose voluntarily certain information about yourself. This could include information that identifies you or your household. Any information in TINC's possession solely as a result of your use of the website and that is associated with you or your household is considered "Personal Information." It consists of both information supplied by you (e.g. name, address, telephone number and email address) and information collected about how you use the website (e.g. the fact that you have bought merchandise through the website). 'Personal Information' does not include statistical data about large numbers of users, none of whom are identifiable, nor does it include information that you have posted for public view on the website or otherwise publicly disclosed.

Like many other commercial sites, our site may utilize an electronic file called a Web beacon to count users who have visited a page or recognize users by accessing certain cookies. Our site and/or the websites of advertisers and merchants with which we have a relationship may use Web beacons (a) for auditing purposes and to collect information from the websites of certain advertisers or merchants; (b) to report anonymous individual and/or aggregate information about our users from such advertisers or merchants. Aggregate information may include demographic and usage information. No personally identifiable information about you is shared with such advertisers or merchants. You may choose to opt-out by contacting us in accordance with the information set forth at the bottom of this policy.

In addition, TINC service providers and third-party advertising service providers may use their own cookies, web beacons and other technologies to collect the information listed above. The data collected in connection with ad serving and ad targeting does not include your name, postal address, email address, telephone number, birthdate or gender unless you affirmatively provide information within the ad. However, it may include device identifying information such as the IP address, MAC address, cookie or other device-specific unique ID. These service providers also may assign an anonymous identifier to the tracking pixel or session cookie.

The collection of information by our service providers and third-party advertising service providers is governed by their relevant privacy notices, for which we have no responsibility or liability, and are not covered by our Privacy Policy. If you have any questions regarding the privacy notice of one of our service providers, you should contact the service provider directly for more information.

If you would like more information about the information collection practices of a particular thirdparty advertising service provider, or if you would like more information on how to opt out of a third-party advertising service providers information collection practices, go to www.aboutads.info, or for apps, at www.aboutads.info/appchoices.

Additionally, some of our third-party advertising service providers are members of the Network Advertising Initiative ("NAI"). You can obtain more information about these third-party advertising service providers' information collection practices, and opt out of such practices (and at the same time opt out of the collection practices of other, or all, NAI members) by following the opt out instructions on the NAI's website at http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/ opt_out.asp.

Please note that one of our third-party advertising service providers is DoubleClick. You can opt out of the use of cookies by DoubleClick by visiting http://www.google.com/settings/ads.

 How does the Web site use the information it gathers?

Information collected on the website, including traffic patterns and user behavior, is used primarily for the following purposes:

  • Internal research. The website is continuously assessing how visitors use the site. This data assists us in making decisions about how to improve the site and to better serve our users. Research data are aggregated and do not include data about specific individuals. We may share aggregated research (but not individual user information) with our advertisers or business partners. Additionally, the website may use your information to contact you to ask for your participation in a focus group, survey, or some other type of research effort.
  • To customize your experience on the website. As the website improves its service, it may offer users more opportunities to customize content and other aspects of the site. Information provided by you may be used to assist in the customization process, if you elect to participate in these features.
  • To tailor advertising efforts. Most of the information and services available to you at the website are free. In order to continue providing services free of charge, the website sells advertising. Advertisers prefer to target their communication toward audiences who are most likely to be interested in their products. The information gathered on the website helps us advise advertisers in general terms about certain aspects of site visitors (e.g. how visitors use the site, general demographic attributes of visitors, usage patterns on various parts of our site, etc.). This information helps both advertisers and the website make better decisions about where to place advertising. This information may also be used to send targeted marketing, such as emails, to users that we think would be interested in such marketing. Visitors who choose to conduct financial transactions with advertisers on the website may also provide specific data to those advertisers during the process of their transactions. Additionally, any information provided during the purchase on the website of products or services will result in the collection of certain information required to complete the transaction.
  • To use third party service providers. We provide some services and products through third parties. These third party service providers may perform functions on our behalf, like sending out and distributing promotional emails. We may share your personally identifiable information with such service providers as necessary to allow those service providers to fulfill orders, send mail or email, administer contests or sweepstakes, remove repetitive information on customer lists, analyze data, provide marketing assistance, provide search results and links, process credit card payments, operate the Web site, troubleshoot, or provide customer service. We may also collect personal information from individuals and companies with whom we have business relationships ("Affiliates") and may share your information with service providers to accomplish our administrative tasks. For example, when you order a service, the third party payment processor we use releases your credit card information to the card-issuing bank to confirm payment for the service. The use of your personally identifiable information by these third parties is governed by the privacy policies of these third parties and is not subject to our control.

More specifically, here is how the website may use information you provide:

  • E-mail addresses. If you supply the website with your e-mail address, either by registering on the site, by communicating with us via e-mail, or signing up for promotional offers or emails we may, from time to time, send you information that we believe would be of interest to you via email. This information may be from the website or sent by us on behalf of one of our quality advertisers. Note: If we send you e-mail on behalf of another company, your personally identifiable information is not disclosed to that company unless you purchase a product or service from that company in which case it may need your information to fulfill your purchase. Rather, the company provides us with the information it wants to send, and we prepare and send the e-mail directly to you. We may use a third party service provider to manage or send emails on our behalf, but that third party is only authorized to use your information as necessary to send our email to you and it is not authorized to sell or transfer your information.
  • Postal addresses. If you supply the website with your postal address, we may send you periodic mailings with information on new products, coming events, surveys or other research materials, or other information we think might be of interest to you.
  • Telephone numbers. If you provide your telephone number or cell phone number, the website may call or text you regarding orders you have placed online, to tell you about new products, services, or coming events, or to offer other information that may interest you. Additionally, the website or one of its agents may call you for research purposes.
  • Sale transaction information. From time to time, we provide offers from our advertisers who, as part of their offer, request information on customers who purchased their offer in order to allow the advertiser to fulfill the purchase. In those cases, we share some of your personally identifiable information with that advertiser. Sharing this Information may allow that advertiser to market directly to you should it choose to do so. However, we will only share personally identifiable information with an advertiser if you provide us that information and enter into a transaction with that advertiser on or through our website. We are not responsible or liable for the actions of such advertiser.
  • Business transfer. We may also share your information in the case our business is sold or transferred. If this occurs, the successor company would acquire the information we maintain, including personally identifiable information.

Except as necessary to process your requests or orders placed with advertisers or merchants featured on the website, or as otherwise described above, TINC does not rent, sell, barter or give away any lists containing Personal Information for use by any outside company. TINC also respects the privacy of data on your personal computer and does not access, read, upload or store data contained in or derived from your private files without your authorization.

Facebook Connect

Our website may allow users to access Facebook Connect to interact with friends and to share on Facebook through Wall and friends' News Feeds. If you are logged into our website and Facebook, when you click on "Connect with Facebook" your profiles will merge if the email addresses match. If the email addresses don't match, we ask you if you want to merge them and you must enter your website password to validate that they control that account. If you are already logged into our website but not logged into Facebook, when you click on "Connect with Facebook" you will be prompted to enter your Facebook credentials or to "Sign up for

Facebook." By proceeding you are allowing the website to access your information and you are agreeing to the Facebook Terms of Use in your use of our website. Similar access to your information may occur if the website allows users to access other social applications similar to Facebook.

Conversely, if you are not currently registered as a website user and you click on "Sign in Using Facebook," you will first be asked to enter your Facebook credentials and then be given the option to register and join the website. Once you register on our website and Connect with Facebook, you will be able to automatically post recent activity back to Facebook. You have the option to disable Facebook Connect at any time by logging into "My Profile" and clicking on "My Facebook Profile." Further, you can edit privacy settings for the reviews that appear on Facebook or disconnect this service by visiting the Facebook Application Settings page.

Links

The TINC site contains links to other sites. TINC is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites, including any sites that may indicate a special relationship or partnership with TINC (such as co-branded pages or "powered by" or "in cooperation with" relationships). TINC does not disclose personally identifiable information or unique identifiers to those responsible for the linked sites. The linked sites, however, may collect personal information from you that is not subject to TINC's control. To ensure protection of your privacy, always review the privacy policy of the sites you may visit by linking from the TINC site.

Opt Out Procedures

You always may opt out of receiving future mailings or other information from TINC. If the mailing does not have an e-mail cancellation form, send us an e-mail the type of information that you no longer desire to receive.

You may opt out of any or all contacts from the website at any time. All e-mails sent to you from the website will allow you to opt out of any further e-mail from us. You may e-mail us to opt out of our email programs. You may also write or call us at the following address and phone number to notify us regarding use of your information: PO Box 1235, Liberty Hill, TX 78642, (512) 778-5577.

When you register on the website, you will be given the opportunity to opt out of further communication from us.

You may accept certain kinds of contact and decline others. For example, you may choose to accept e-mails, but not postal mail or telephone calls.

If, at any time in the future, the website decides to use information provided by you in a way not described here, we will contact you beforehand to explain the use of the information and give you the opportunity to decline that use.

Children's Privacy

The following additional terms, conditions and notices apply to use of the website by children under the age of 13 years whenever TINC becomes aware that a user is in that age range:

  • Users under 13 years of age may not submit or post information on the website without the consent of the user's parent or legal guardian. Prior to collecting any personal information about a child under 13, TINC makes reasonable efforts to obtain consent from the child's parent after informing the parent about the types of information TINC will collect, how it will be used, and under what circumstances it will be disclosed.
  • Although TINC will apply these children's terms and conditions whenever it becomes aware that a user who submits Personal Information is less than 13 years old, no method is foolproof. TINC strongly encourages parents and guardians to supervise their children's online activities and consider using parental control tools available from online services and software manufacturers to help provide a child-friendly online environment. These tools also can prevent children from disclosing online their name, address, and other personal information without parental permission.
  • "Personal information" collected from children may include any of the information defined above as "Personal Information" with respect to general users of the website and may be used by TINC for the same purposes. Except as necessary to process a child's requests or orders placed with advertisers or merchants featured on the website, TINC does not rent, sell, barter or give away any lists containing a child's Personal Information for use by any outside company.
  • If a child enters a game, contest or other activity sponsored by TINC on the website, the child may be required by TINC to provide the minimum Personal Information reasonably necessary for the child to participate in such activity.
  • A child's parent or legal guardian may request TINC to provide a description of the Personal Information that TINC has collected from the child, as well as instruct TINC to cease further use, maintenance and collection of Personal Information from the child.
  • If a child voluntarily discloses his or her name, e-mail address or other personally-identifying information on chat areas, bulletin boards or other forums or public posting areas, such disclosures may result in unsolicited messages from other parties.

Cancellation & Refund Policies

A subscription to any of our products can be cancelled at any time.

All print subscriptions will include 52 Issues per year.

The promotional or introductory rate is effective for the term of the subscription. Following the term The Liberty Hill Independent will continue to provide product and services at the then current rate until you notify us to cancel your subscription. Prices are subject to change without notice.

There are no refunds on digital or print edition accounts.

Advertiser refunds will be granted upon cancellation of an entire run schedule or agreement if notice of cancellation is received from the advertiser prior to the beginning of the run schedule or agreement. Refunds will be issued per the original method of payment and will be processed within 10 business days of the request.

General

These Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement and understanding between you and TINC with respect to use of the website, superseding all prior or contemporaneous communications and/or proposals. TINC reserves the right to make changes to these Terms and Conditions immediately by posting the changed Terms and Conditions in this location. By continuing to use the website, you are agreeing to all changes made by TINC. A printed version of these Terms and Conditions shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to use of the website to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.

The website is controlled and operated by TINC from its principal office in the State of Texas, USA. TINC makes no representation that materials on the website are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who choose to access the website from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable. The website is not intended to subject TINC to the laws or jurisdiction of any state, country or territory other than the State of Texas and the United States of America.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of the TINC site, or your dealings with TINC, you may contact us at:

TEXAS INDEPENDENT NEWS CORP. / The Liberty Hill Independent.

Contact us via email (news@LHIndependent.com)

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