Terms of Use

Updated: Sept. 7, 2019

 

1      GENERAL

1.1    By browsing and using this Adams Publishing Group-owned website (the "Website") – including but not limited to AAWMAG.com, AdvocateAndDemocrat.com, AsheMountainTimes.com, AveryJournal.com, BlowingRocket.com, BlountMarketplace.com, CockeCountyMarketplace.com, DailyPostAthenian.com, ElkinTribune.com, GreenevilleMarketplace.com, GreenevilleSun.com, HawkinsMarketplace.com, HighCountryMarketplace.com, LoudonCountyMarketplace.com, McMinnMarketplace.com, MonroeMarketplace.net, MountainTimes.com, MtAiryNews.com, News-Herald.net, NewportPlainTalk.com, OnTheVineCarolina.com, PilotMountainNews.com, RheaHeraldNews.com, RheaMarketplace.com, TellicoVillageConnection.com, TheCarrollNews.com, TheDailyTimes.com, TheRogersvilleReview.com, TheStokesNews.com, VisitingTheSmokies.com, WataugaDemocrat.com and YadkinRipple.com – you are agreeing to the terms and conditions set forth herein.

1.2    In addition, wherever, you click the "ACCEPT" icon anywhere on this Website, for example in registering for a contest or purchasing items, you are providing your signature and you are confirming your agreement to the terms and conditions as stated in association with that icon. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, exit this Website immediately.

1.3    By entering this Website, you acknowledge and agree that your use is at your own risk and this Website, its owners, affiliated companies, officers, directors, employees, agents, or any party involved in creating, producing, or delivering this Website are not liable for any damages whatsoever, including any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect or special damages, or any other losses, costs or expenses of any kind (including legal fees, expert fees, or other disbursements) which may arise, directly or indirectly, regardless of whether or not such liability or damages arise under statute contract, tort, equity, common law, or otherwise, in any connection with access to, use of, or browsing of, this Website, or in connection with any content, information, data, promotions, or activities associated with this Website, or in connection with your downloading any materials, text, data, images, video or audio from this Website including, but not limited to, anything caused by any transmission defects, viruses, bugs, human action or inaction, phone lines, hardware, software, program malfunctions, or any other errors, failures or delays in computer transmissions or network connections.

 

2      EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY

2.1    Adams Publishing Group shall not be responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by other users, equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Website, or technical or human error which may occur in the processing of submissions to this Website. Adams Publishing Group and its partners and agents assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or authorized access to, or alteration of, entries or submissions. Adams Publishing Group shall not be responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line-systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, or email as a result of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet, including injury to any person or damage to any computer related to or resulting from using services or downloading materials in this Website. If, for any reason, this Website is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes, Adams Publishing Group reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the services or Website indefinitely. English shall be the language of this Website and all transactions occurring in connection with this Website, and you waive any right to use and rely upon any other language or translations.

2.2    You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Adams Publishing Group, its agents and partners, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliate, directors, sponsors, officers, consultants, agents, and employees against and from all claims, damages, liabilities, costs and expenses asserted by third parties as direct result of any action you take in violation of the Terms of Use. You further agree to not knowingly damage or cause interruption of the services on the Website, unlawfully prevent others from using the Website, or obtain or modify another user's non-public account information without their express consent.

 

3      PROHIBITED USES

3.1    This Website is not intended for use by persons located within the European Economic Area (EEA). We do not request or accept personal information concerning or supplied by persons who are located within the EEA at the time they access this Website. If you have accessed this Website from within the EEA, you should immediately discontinue your use. If you have supplied personal information to us in violation of this provision, whether through the registration of new user accounts or otherwise, please contact us at 423-745-5664.

 

4      SUBSCRIPTION TERMS

4.1    DELIVERY. Print delivery is available only within the newspaper distribution area and, in selected areas, via U.S. Mail. Online subscriptions may also be available. For availabilities, please contact the Customer Service at 423-745-5664.

4.2    SUBSCRIPTIONS. A subscription is considered a continuous subscription, which means it will automatically renew at the end of this initial term. Notice of cancellation must be provided before the end of this subscription term to avoid charges for an additional term. A subscriber may cancel or modify their subscription at any time by calling Customer Service at 423-745-5664.

4.3    PROMOTIONAL OFFERS. By submitting your address and/or email, you understand that you may receive promotional offers from Adams Publishing Group and its related companies. You may unsubscribe from receiving any such offers at any time by contacting Customer Service at 423-745-5664.

4.4    BILLING. Subscribers will be billed at the interval selected, which shall become the subscription term. Future subscription term prices and publication days are subject to change. This subscription grants a fully prepaid, non-refundable license to receive and access the subscription materials for the duration of the subscription term. If you sign up for our EZ Pay program, your subscription will automatically be charged to your credit card 0 to 14 prior to your current expiration date for the duration of your subscription or until you notify us otherwise. To adjust billing plans or obtain additional billing information, contact Customer Service at 423-745-5664.

4.5    PREMIUM EDITIONS. Advertised subscription prices do not include charges for any premium editions. Premium editions are published to provide additional information and value to readers. You agree that you will be charged up to an additional $3 for each premium edition published and delivered to you during your subscription period, in addition to the cost of your subscription. The length of your subscription will be shortened by the publication of premium editions, if those premium editions are delivered to you during your subscription. You may elect to be billed separately for premium editions by contacting Customer Service at 423-745-5664.

Thus, unless you elect to be billed separately for each premium edition, you agree that the length of your subscription will be shortened in proportion to the value of the number of premium editions published and delivered to you during your subscription period. Depending upon the length of your subscription and the timing of the publication and delivery of premium editions, you will not be charged for any premium editions if none is published and delivered to you during your subscription. As such, in that case only, the length of your subscription will not be shortened. For more information, contact Customer Service at 423-745-5664.

4.6    SURCHARGE. A surcharge may be added to subscriptions to accommodate for increased business expenses during the year.

4.7    RATE CHANGES. The publisher reserves the right to change subscription rates during the term of any Subscription.

4.8    FOR MORE INFORMATION. To start, renew or cancel your subscription or for more information on these Terms, contact Customer Service at 423-745-5664.