Terms of Service

Last Updated: 2/28/2024

Welcome to LJLNews! By using our website (“LJLNews” or the “Site”), you agree to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions. If you do not agree to these terms, please refrain from using our services.

1. Acceptance of Terms

By accessing or using LJLNews, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by these Terms of Service. LJLNews reserves the right to modify or replace these terms at any time without notice.

2. User Conduct

You agree to use LJLNews in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. You shall not engage in any conduct that may disrupt the operation of the Site, harass other users, or violate any laws.

2.1 Prohibited Conduct:

You shall not engage in any of the following activities while using LJLNews:

a. Spamming:

  • Users are strictly prohibited from engaging in spamming activities, including but not limited to the dissemination of unsolicited promotional or commercial content, mass posting of identical or substantially similar content, and any other activities that may disrupt or interfere with the normal operation of LJLNews.

b. Unauthorized Access:

  • Unauthorized access to user accounts, profiles, or any other part of LJLNews is strictly prohibited. Users must not attempt to access, collect, or use the login credentials or personal information of other users without their explicit consent.

c. Harmful Behavior:

  • Users must not engage in any behavior that may harm LJLNews, its users, or its reputation. This includes but is not limited to the dissemination of malware, hacking attempts, or any other actions that compromise the security or integrity of the website.

d. Offensive Content:

  • Users must refrain from posting or disseminating any content that is offensive, defamatory, discriminatory, or violates the rights of others. LJLNews reserves the right to remove any content that is deemed inappropriate or offensive at its sole discretion.

2.2 Reporting Violations:

If you become aware of any user engaging in conduct that violates these terms, please report such violations to LJLNews at Lazaruslucas@ljlnews.com. LJLNews will investigate reported violations and take appropriate action.

2.3 Consequences of Violation:

In the event of a breach of these user conduct guidelines, LJLNews reserves the right to take appropriate action, including but not limited to:

  • Issuing warnings or notifications to the user.
  • Removing or editing content that violates these terms.
  • Temporarily or permanently suspending the user’s account.
  • Pursuing legal action against the user for any damages caused by their violation.

Users acknowledge that LJLNews has the sole discretion to determine whether specific conduct violates these terms and to take appropriate action accordingly.

3. Intellectual Property

All content on LJLNews, including articles, images, and other materials, is the property of LJLNews and is protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws. While you may not reproduce, distribute, or use any substantial portion of any content from the Site without the express written consent of LJLNews, we do permit the use of quotes from our articles as long as the following conditions are met:

  • The quoted material does not exceed more than a reasonable portion of the article, specifically, no more than 200 words.
  • The source of the quote is clearly attributed to LJLNews and, if possible, includes a hyperlink to the original article on the LJLNews website.
  • The use of the quote does not imply LJLNews’s endorsement of the product, service, individual, or organization using the quote.
  • The quoted content is used in a manner that is not misleading, defamatory, or in violation of any laws.

This permission for quoting does not extend to reproducing full articles or substantial portions thereof, and is intended for fair use purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, or research. For any use beyond this scope, express written consent from LJLNews is required.

Please note that this permission does not exempt users from complying with other relevant laws and regulations, including those concerning copyright and fair use.

4. Privacy Policy

By using LJLNews, you acknowledge and agree to the terms of our Privacy Policy, which outlines how we collect, use, and protect your personal information.

5. User Accounts and Subscription Services

5.1 Account Creation:

a. User Information:

  • To access certain features of LJLNews, including personalized content and subscription services, users must create a user account. During the account creation process, users will be required to provide accurate and up-to-date information, including a valid email address and password.

b. Responsibility for Account Information:

  • Users are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of their account information, including their password. LJLNews will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from unauthorized access to user accounts resulting from the user’s failure to safeguard their account information.

5.2 Subscription Services:

a. Third-Party Processing:

  • LJLNews offers subscription services that may require payment. Payment information provided by users is processed by reputable third-party payment processors. LJLNews does not store or process payment information directly. Users acknowledge and agree to the terms and conditions of the third-party payment processors.

b. Subscription Fees:

  • Subscription fees, billing cycles, and payment methods will be clearly communicated during the subscription process. Users are responsible for reviewing and understanding the terms associated with subscription services before subscribing.

c. Age Restriction:

  • LJLNews subscription services are intended for individuals who are 18 years of age or older. By creating an account and subscribing, users confirm that they are 18 years of age or older.

5.3 Security Responsibilities:

a. User Security:

  • Users are responsible for maintaining the security of their accounts, including choosing a secure password and promptly notifying LJLNews of any unauthorized access or security breach.

b. Unauthorized Access:

  • Users must not share their account credentials or allow others to access their accounts. Unauthorized access to user accounts, whether intentional or through negligence, is strictly prohibited.

c. Secure Transactions:

  • Users are advised to ensure the security of their devices and internet connections when making transactions or accessing subscription services to prevent unauthorized use of their accounts.

5.4 Account Deactivation:

a. Inactive Accounts:

  • LJLNews reserves the right to deactivate or delete inactive accounts to maintain the security and efficiency of our services. An account is considered inactive if there is no login activity for an extended period.

5.5 Contact Information:

For any questions or concerns related to user accounts or subscription services, users can contact LJLNews at Lazaruslucas@ljlnews.com.

6. Payment Information

6.1 Third-Party Payment Processors:

a. Payment Processing:

  • LJLNews uses reputable third-party payment processors, such as PayPal or Stripe, to facilitate transactions for subscription services. Users acknowledge and agree to the terms and conditions of the selected third-party payment processor when making payments through LJLNews.

b. Security of Payment Information:

  • LJLNews does not store or process payment information directly. Users’ payment details, including credit/debit card information, are securely handled by the chosen third-party payment processor. Users are encouraged to review the privacy and security policies of the respective payment processors for more information.

6.2 Payment Methods:

a. Accepted Payment Methods:

  • Users may have the option to pay for subscription services using various payment methods supported by the chosen third-party payment processor, including credit cards, debit cards, and other accepted payment methods.

b. Currency and Pricing:

  • Subscription fees, billing cycles, and pricing details will be clearly communicated during the subscription process. Users are responsible for understanding the currency in which payments are processed and any associated fees.

6.3 Recurring Billing:

a. Subscription Renewal:

  • Purchasing a subscription service through LJLNews involves recurring billing. Users acknowledge and agree that the subscription fee will be automatically charged to their chosen payment method at regular intervals, as communicated during the subscription process.

b. Automatic Renewal:

  • Subscriptions may be set up for automatic renewal. Users can manage their subscription preferences, including cancellation and automatic renewal, through their LJLNews user account settings.

c. Billing Cycles:

  • Users will be informed of the billing frequency (e.g., monthly) during the subscription process. LJLNews reserves the right to adjust billing cycles and subscription fees, and users will be notified in advance of any changes.

6.4 Payment Disputes:

a. Dispute Resolution:

  • In the event of a payment dispute or discrepancy, users are encouraged to contact LJLNews at Lazaruslucas@ljlnews.com for assistance. LJLNews will investigate and respond to payment-related concerns in a timely manner.

7. Termination of Service

7.1 Termination by LJLNews:

a. Breach of Terms:

  • LJLNews reserves the right to terminate or suspend your access to the website and its services immediately and without prior notice if you breach any provision of these Terms of Service. This includes but is not limited to violations of user conduct, unauthorized access, or any other activities that harm LJLNews or its users.

b. Discretionary Termination:

  • LJLNews may, at its sole discretion, terminate or suspend your account for any reason, including but not limited to inappropriate conduct, violation of community guidelines, or any behavior that LJLNews deems harmful to the website or its users.

7.2 Consequences of Termination:

a. Account Deactivation:

  • Upon termination or suspension, your access to LJLNews will be deactivated, and you may no longer use the website or its services. LJLNews reserves the right to remove or retain any information associated with your account.

b. Content Removal:

  • LJLNews may, at its discretion, remove or retain any content contributed by you during your use of the website. LJLNews is not obligated to provide copies of your content upon termination.

c. Discretionary Actions:

  • LJLNews may take additional discretionary actions to address the consequences of termination, including but not limited to informing relevant authorities, legal action, or other measures deemed necessary.

7.3 User’s Right to Terminate:

a. Voluntary Termination:

  • Users have the right to voluntarily terminate their account at any time. To do so, please follow the account termination process outlined in the LJLNews user account settings.

b. Cancellation of Subscription:

  • Users can cancel their subscription services at any time through their LJLNews user account settings. Automatic renewal settings can also be managed through the account settings.

7.4 Inactivity:

a. Deactivation of Inactive Accounts:

  • LJLNews reserves the right to deactivate or delete accounts that remain inactive for an extended period. An account is considered inactive if there is no login activity for a specified duration.

7.5 Notification of Termination:

a. Notification Process:

  • LJLNews will make reasonable efforts to notify users of any termination or suspension, unless LJLNews determines, at its discretion, that providing such notice is impractical or legally prohibited.

7.6 Appeals:

a. Appeal Process:

  • If you believe that your account termination was unjust or in error, you may contact LJLNews at Lazaruslucas@ljlnews.com to appeal the decision. LJLNews will review the appeal and respond in a timely manner.

8. Social Media Marketing

8.1 Promotion through Social Media:

a. Marketing Practices:

  • LJLNews reserves the right to promote and share news articles, content, and updates through various social media platforms, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

b. User Content Sharing:

  • Users acknowledge that by submitting comments, feedback, or other user-generated content on LJLNews, there is a possibility that such content may be shared on LJLNews’ official social media profiles.

8.2 Third-Party Platforms:

a. Social Media Platforms:

  • LJLNews utilizes third-party social media platforms to engage with users, share news articles, and distribute content. Users are subject to the terms and conditions, privacy policies, and community guidelines of these third-party platforms when interacting with LJLNews’ social media content.

b. Social Media Features:

  • Users may encounter social media features, such as “share” or “like” buttons, on LJLNews. These features may collect information about your interactions with LJLNews content and may be subject to the privacy policies of the respective social media platforms.

8.3 User Privacy on Social Media:

a. User Responsibility:

  • Users are responsible for managing their privacy settings on social media platforms. LJLNews is not responsible for the privacy practices of third-party social media platforms.

b. Consent for Sharing:

  • Users who engage with LJLNews content on social media platforms provide implicit consent for LJLNews to share, repost, or engage with their public interactions on those platforms.

8.4 Opting Out:

a. Opt-Out Options:

  • Users who prefer not to have their interactions shared on LJLNews’ social media platforms can contact LJLNews at Lazaruslucas@ljlnews.com to discuss opt-out options.

9. Changes to Terms

LJLNews may update these terms from time to time. You will be notified of any changes, and continued use of the Site after such changes constitutes your acceptance of the modified terms.

10. Disclaimers

10.1 Informational Content:

a. Accuracy Not Guaranteed:

  • LJLNews provides content for general informational purposes only. While we strive to deliver accurate and timely information, we do not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or timeliness of the content on the website.

b. Independent Verification:

  • Users are encouraged to independently verify information presented on LJLNews before making decisions based on that information. LJLNews is not responsible for any inaccuracies, errors, or omissions in the content.

10.2 Editorial and Opinion Content:

a. Opinions of Contributors:

  • Articles and content on LJLNews may include opinions expressed by contributors. These opinions are those of the individual contributors and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJLNews.

b. No Endorsement:

  • The inclusion of an opinion or viewpoint in an article does not constitute an endorsement by LJLNews. Users should consider multiple perspectives and viewpoints when forming their opinions.

10.3 Third-Party Links and References:

a. External Links:

  • LJLNews may include links to third-party websites for reference or additional information. The inclusion of these links does not imply endorsement or approval of the content on those external sites.

b. User Responsibility:

  • Users acknowledge that they access external links at their own risk and are responsible for reviewing the terms and policies of third-party websites.

10.4 Availability and Access:

a. Website Availability:

  • LJLNews strives to maintain consistent and uninterrupted access to the website. However, we do not guarantee the continuous availability of the website, and access may be interrupted for maintenance, updates, or unforeseen circumstances.

10.5 Technology and Security:

a. Technology Limitations:

  • LJLNews is not liable for any technical issues, disruptions, or limitations that may affect the functionality or accessibility of the website.

b. Security Risks:

  • While LJLNews employs security measures, users acknowledge that the internet is not entirely secure, and LJLNews is not responsible for security breaches, unauthorized access, or other security risks.

10.6 Limitation of Liability:

a. No Consequential Damages:

  • LJLNews, its contributors, and affiliates shall not be liable for any consequential, indirect, or incidental damages arising out of or in connection with the use of LJLNews.

b. Limitation of Liability:

  • In no event shall LJLNews’ total liability for any claim arising from the use of the website exceed the total amount paid by the user, if any, for the specific service or feature giving rise to the claim.

10.7 No Legal Advice:

a. Not Legal Advice:

  • Content on LJLNews does not constitute legal advice. Users seeking legal guidance should consult with a qualified legal professional for advice tailored to their specific circumstances.

11. Governing Law

These terms are governed by the laws of the State of New York, without regard to its conflict of law principles.

Contact Us:

If you have any questions or concerns about these Terms of Service, please contact us at Lazaruslucas@ljlnews.com.