Terms of Service


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If you choose to use SFCV (www.sfcv.org, also known as the "service"), you will be agreeing to abide by all of the terms and conditions of this agreement between you and SFCV. SFCV may change, add, or remove portions of this agreement at any time, but if it does so, it will post such changes on the service. It is your responsibility to review this agreement prior to each use of the site and by continuing to use this site, you agree to any changes.

User-Generated Content

Considering the real-time nature of comments and other forms of user-generated content, it is impossible for SFCV to review messages or confirm the validity of information posted. Please remember that we do not actively monitor the contents of posted comments, except to authorize a poster's first posting on SFCV, and we are not responsible for any messages posted. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. Comments on SFCV are "on the record," with real names required and listed to uphold accountability for people's words (we do not publish e-mail addresses, however; they are only used when an SFCV staff member needs to be in touch with a comment writer). Anonymous posts are not allowed.

The messages express the views of the author of the comment, not necessarily the views of SFCV. Anyone who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to contact us immediately by e-mail at editor@sfcv.org. We have the ability to remove objectionable messages and we will make every effort to do so, within a reasonable time period, if we determine that removal is necessary. This is a manual process, however, so please realize that we may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately.

You agree, through your use of this service, that you will follow SFCV's Code of Conduct. If you do not agree, do not post a message. In particular, you will not use SFCV to post any material that is libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, or otherwise illegal. SFCV shall be used only in a noncommercial manner. You shall not, without the express approval of SFCV, distribute or otherwise publish any material containing any solicitation of funds, advertising, chain letters, or solicitation for goods or services.

By submitting a comment, you are consenting to its display on the site and for related online and offline promotional uses. You acknowledge that any submissions you make to the service may be edited, removed, modified, published, transmitted, and displayed by SFCV and you waive any moral rights you may have in having the material altered or changed in a manner not agreeable to you.

You are solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless SFCV with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message(s).

While SFCV does not and cannot review every comment posted by you on our site and is not responsible for the content of these messages, we reserve the right to delete, move, or edit messages that SFCV, in its sole discretion, deems abusive, defamatory, obscene, in violation of copyright or trademark laws, or otherwise unacceptable. We also reserve the right to reveal your identity (or whatever information we know about you) in the event of a complaint or legal action arising from any message posted by you.

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Copyright

The contents of the SFCV are intended for your personal, noncommercial use. All materials published on SFCV are protected by copyright, and owned or controlled by the copyright holder listed on that page. You shall abide by all additional copyright notices, information, or restrictions contained in any content accessed through the service.

The content of SFCV is protected by copyright pursuant to U.S. and international copyright laws. You may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce, create new works from, distribute, perform, display, or in any way exploit, any of the content or the service (including software) in whole or in part.

You may download or copy the content and other downloadable items displayed on the service for personal use only, provided that you maintain all copyright and other notices contained therein. Copying or storing of any content for other than personal use is expressly prohibited without prior written permission from the copyright holder identified in the copyright notice contained in the content.

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Links to Other Sites

SFCV contains links to other related World Wide Web Internet sites, resources, and sponsors of SFCV. Since SFCV is not responsible for the availability of these outside resources, or their contents, you should direct any concerns regarding any external link to the site administrator or Webmaster of such site.

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Representations and Warranties

SFCV does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement, or other information displayed, uploaded, or distributed through the service by any user, information provider, or any other person or entity. You acknowledge that any reliance upon any such opinion, advice, statement, memorandum, or information shall be at your sole risk. THE SERVICE AND ALL DOWNLOADABLE SOFTWARE ARE DISTRIBUTED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. YOU HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.

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Communications Between SFCV and Members

SFCV reserves the right to send electronic mail to you for the purpose of informing you of changes or additions to the service.

SFCV reserves the right to disclose information about your usage and demographics, provided that it will not reveal your personal identity in connection with the disclosure of such information. For more information please read the Privacy Policy of SFCV.

SFCV may contact you via e-mail regarding your participation in user surveys, asking for feedback on the Web site and existing or prospective products and services. This information will be used to improve our Web site and better understand our users, and any information we obtain in such surveys will not be shared with third parties, except in aggregate form.

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Termination

You may terminate your e-mail newsletter subscription at any time by following the unsubscribe instructions on any e-mail received. SFCV may, in its sole discretion, terminate or suspend your access to all or part of the service for any reason, including, without limitation, breach or assignment of this agreement.

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Miscellaneous

This agreement has been made in and shall be construed and enforced in accordance with California law. Any action to enforce this agreement shall be brought in the federal or state courts located in Alameda County, California.

Notwithstanding any of the foregoing, nothing in this Member Agreement will serve to preempt the promises made in SFCV Privacy Policy.

Correspondence should be sent to editor@sfcv.org.

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The Terms of Service was last updated on July 24, 2007.