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The Vermont.com website (the "Site") is owned and operated by Vermont.com ("we" or "us"). By using this Site, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Service and to use the Site in accordance with these Terms, our Privacy Policy, and any additional terms and conditions that may apply to specific sections of the Site or to products and services available through the Site. Accessing the Site in any manner, whether automated or otherwise, constitutes use of the Site and your agreement to be bound by these Terms. We reserve the right to change these Terms or to impose new conditions on use of the Site from time to time, in which case we will post the revised Terms of Service & Use on this website. By continuing to use the Site after we post any such changes, you accept the Terms as modified.


Intellectual Property Rights

Our Limited License to You:

This Site and all the materials available on the Site are the property of us and/or our affiliates or licensors, and are protected by copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws. The Site is provided solely for your personal non-commercial use. You may not use the Site or the materials available on the Site in a manner that constitutes an infringement of our rights or that has not been authorized by us.

More specifically, unless explicitly authorized in these Terms of Service & Use, or by the owner of the materials, you may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, translate, sell, create derivative works, exploit, or distribute in any manner or medium (including by email or other electronic means) any material from the Site.

You may, however, from time to time, download and/or print a copy of individual pages of the Site for your personal, non-commercial use, provided that you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices.

You can request permission to reproduce or distribute materials from the Site by sending an email to info@Vermont.com.

Your License to Us:

By posting or submitting any material (including, without limitation, photos and videos) to us via the Site, you are representing:

  • (i) that you are the owner of the material, or are making your posting or submission with the express consent of the owner of the material; and

  • (ii) that you are thirteen years of age or older.

In addition, when you submit or post any material, you are granting us, and anyone authorized by us, a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, unrestricted, worldwide license to use, copy, modify, transmit, sell, exploit, create derivative works from, distribute, and/or publicly perform or display such material, in whole or in part, in any manner or medium, now known or hereafter developed, for any purpose.

The foregoing grant shall include the right to exploit any proprietary rights in such posting or submission, including, but not limited to, rights under copyright, trademark, service mark or patent laws under any relevant jurisdiction. Also, in connection with the exercise of such rights, you grant us, and anyone authorized by us, the right to identify you as the author of any of your postings or submissions by name, email address or screen name, as we deem appropriate.

Limitations on Linking and Framing:

You may establish a hypertext link to the Site so long as the link does not state or imply any sponsorship of your site by us or by the Site. However, you may not, without our prior written permission, frame or inline link any of the content of the Site, or incorporate into another website or other service any of our material, content or intellectual property.

Notice of Copyright Infringement:

If you are a copyright owner who believes your copyrighted material has been reproduced, posted or distributed via the Site in a manner that constitutes copyright infringement, please inform us by sending written notice by U.S. Mail to: Vermont.com, 5376 Main Street, Manchester Center, VT 05255, or by email to info@Vermont.com.

Please include the following information in your written notice:

  1. a detailed description of the copyrighted work that is allegedly infringed upon;

  2. a description of the location of the allegedly infringing material on the Site;

  3. your contact information, including your address, telephone number, and, if available, email address;

  4. a statement by you indicating that you have a good-faith belief that the allegedly infringing use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;

  5. a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, affirming that the information in your notice is accurate and that you are authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf; and

  6. an electronic or physical signature of the copyright owner or someone authorized on the owner's behalf to assert infringement of copyright and to submit the statement.

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Disclaimers

Throughout the Site, we have provided links and pointers to web sites maintained by third parties. Our linking to such third-party sites does not imply an endorsement or sponsorship of such sites, or the information, products or services offered on or through the sites.

The information, products, and services offered on or through the Site and any third-party sites are provided "as is" and without warranties of any kind, either express or implied.

  • TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

  • WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE OR ANY OF ITS FUNCTIONS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT ANY PART OF THIS SITE, INCLUDING THE SERVERS THAT MAKE IT AVAILABLE, ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

  • WE DO NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE SITE OR MATERIALS ON THIS SITE OR ON THIRD-PARTY SITES IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, RELIABILITY OR OTHERWISE.

You must provide and are solely responsible for all hardware and/or software necessary to access the Site. You assume the entire cost of and responsibility for any damage to, and all necessary maintenance, repair or correction of that hardware and/or software.

The Site should not be used in any high risk activities where damage or injury to persons, property, environment, finances or business may result if an error occurs. You expressly assume all risk for such use.

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Online Commerce

Certain sections of the Site may allow you to purchase different types of products and services online that are provided by third parties. We are not responsible for the quality, accuracy, timeliness, reliability or any other aspect of these products and services.

  • If you make a purchase from a merchant on the Site or on a site linked to by us, the information obtained during your visit to that merchant's online store or site, and the information that you give as part of the transaction (such as your credit card number and contact information), may be collected by the merchant. A merchant may have privacy and data collection practices that are different from ours. We have no responsibility or liability for these independent policies.

  • When you purchase products or services on or through Vermont.com, you may be subject to additional terms and conditions that specifically apply to your purchase or use of such products or services. For more information regarding a merchant, its online store, its privacy policies, and/or any additional terms and conditions that may apply, visit that merchant's website or contact the merchant directly.

  • You release us and our affiliates from any damages that you incur, and agree not to assert any claims against us or them, arising from your purchase or use of any products or services made available by third parties through the Site.

  • You agree to be financially responsible for all purchases made by you or someone acting on your behalf through the Site.

  • You agree to use the Site and to purchase services or products through the Site for legitimate, non-commercial purposes only. You also agree not to make any purchases for speculative, false or fraudulent purposes or for the purpose of anticipating demand for a particular product or service.

  • You agree to only purchase goods or services for yourself or for another person for whom you are legally permitted to do so. When making a purchase for a third party that requires you to submit the third party's personal information to us or a merchant, you represent that you have obtained the express consent of such third party to provide such third party's personal information.

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Use of Company Directories

The information contained in any company directories that may be provided on the Site is provided for business lookup purposes and is not to be used for marketing or telemarketing applications. This information may not be copied or redistributed and is provided "AS IS" without warranty of any kind. In no event will we or our suppliers be liable in any way with regard to such information.

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Interactive Features

This Site may include a variety of features which allow feedback to us, real-time interaction between users, and other features which allow users to communicate with others. Responsibility for what is posted on web logs (blogs), Calendar of Events, and other public posting areas on the Site, lies with each user - you alone are responsible for the material you post or send. We do not control the messages, information or files that you or others may provide through the Site.

It is a condition of your use of the Site that you:

  • do not restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Site.

  • do not use the Site to impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity.

  • do not interfere with or disrupt any servers or networks used to provide the Site or its features, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of the networks we use to provide the Site.

  • do not use the Site to instigate or encourage others to commit illegal activities or cause injury or property damage to any person.

  • do not gain unauthorized access to the Site, or any account, computer system, or network connected to this Site, by means such as hacking, password mining or other illicit means.

  • do not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through this Site.

  • do not use the Site to post or transmit any unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane or indecent information of any kind, including without limitation any transmissions constituting or encouraging conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any local, state, national or international law.

  • do not use the Site to post or transmit any information, software or other material that violates or infringes upon the rights of others, including material that is an invasion of privacy or publicity rights or that is protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary right, or derivative works with respect thereto, without first obtaining permission from the owner or rights holder.

  • do not use the Site to post or transmit any information, software or other material that contains a virus or other harmful component.

  • do not gather for marketing purposes any email addresses or other personal information that has been posted by other users of the Site.

You understand that we have no obligation to monitor any web logs (blogs), or other areas of the Site through which users can supply information or material. However, we reserve the right at all times to disclose any information we believe necessary to satisfy any law, regulation or governmental request, or to refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, that in our sole discretion are objectionable or in violation of these Terms of Service & Use. We also reserve the right to deny access to the Site or any features of the Site to anyone who violates these Terms or who, in our sole judgment, interferes with the ability of others to enjoy our website or infringes the rights of others.

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User Registration

To access certain features of the Site, we may ask you to provide certain demographic information including your gender, year of birth, zip code and country. In addition, if you elect to sign-up for a particular feature of the Site, such as our mailing list, you may also be asked to provide personally identifiable information such as your name and email address.

When registering, you agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Site's registration form. If we have reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, or incomplete, we have the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all, current or future use of the Site (or any portion thereof).

Our use of any personally identifiable information you provide to us as part of the registration process is governed by the terms of our Privacy Policy.

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Passwords

To use certain features of the Site, you may need a username and password, which you will receive through the Site's registration process. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and account, and are responsible for all activities (whether by you or by others) that occur under your password or account.

You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, and to ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. We cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to protect your password or account information.

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Advertising

Submission of an advertisement does not constitute a commitment to publish the advertisement, and publication of an advertisement does not constitute an agreement for continued publication.

We will accept only standard abbreviations and require proper punctuation. We reserve the right to edit, reclassify, revise, reject or cancel any advertisement at any time, in our sole discretion.

Advertising Rates and specifications are subject to change. For information about advertising on Vermont.com, CLICK HERE!

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Real Estate Advertisements (Equal Housing Opportunity)

The Federal Fair Housing Act makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimination." State law may also forbid discrimination based on these factors and others.

We will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development at 800-669-9777.

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Limitation of Liability

Under no circumstances, including but not limited to negligence, shall we, our subsidiary, or our affiliates, be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use the Site, including its materials, products, and services, or any third-party materials, products, and services made available through the Site, even if we are advised beforehand of the possibility of such damages. (Because some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of certain categories of damages, the above limitation may not apply to you. In such states, our liability and the liability of our subsidiary affiliates is limited to the fullest extent permitted by such state law.)

By using the Site, you specifically acknowledge and agree that we are not liable for any defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of any user. If you are dissatisfied with the site, any materials, products, or services on the Site, or with any of the Site's Terms, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the Site.

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Termination

We may cancel or terminate your right to use the Site or any part of the Site at any time without notice. In the event of cancellation or termination, you are no longer authorized to access the part of the Site affected by such cancellation or termination. The restrictions imposed on you with respect to material downloaded from the Site, and the disclaimers and limitations of liabilities set forth in these Terms, shall survive.

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Other Terms

This agreement constitutes the entire agreement between us and you with respect to the subject matter contained in this agreement and supersedes all previous and contemporaneous agreements, proposals and communications, written and oral.

You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use the products or services of a third party that are provided through the Site. In the event of any conflict between any such third-party terms and conditions and these Terms of Service, these Terms of Service shall govern.

This agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Vermont without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. If any provision of this agreement shall be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

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Effective Date: August 29, 2013

Last Updated: March 18, 2016

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