ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
Washington Blade reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content for any reason, including but not limited to, your violation of any laws or the terms and conditions of this Acceptable Use Policy. The Acceptable Use Policy below describes certain actions relating to the content and operation of the Website, which Washington Blade considers to be inappropriate and thus prohibited. The examples identified in this list are provided as examples only for your guidance. If you are unsure whether any contemplated use or action is permitted, please contact the Washington Blade. Washington Blade’s right to remove inappropriate content under this Policy shall not place an obligation on Washington Blade to monitor or exert editorial control over the Website.
Actions, which Washington Blade considers inappropriate, and grounds for removal of offending material or termination of access to the Website include, but are not limited to, the following:
Using the Website to sell any goods or services that are unlawful in the location at which the content is posted or received or the goods or services delivered;
Using the Website to include any content or images in your classified ad that you do not own or have a license to use, are obscene, offensive, harmful to minors, illegal, an invasion of privacy, or are otherwise inappropriate for the category you are posting in.
Using the Website to post any content that advocates, promotes or otherwise encourages violence against any governments, organizations, groups or individuals or which provides instruction, information, or assistance in causing or carrying out such violence;
Using the Website to post any content that holds Washington Blade (including its affiliates), employees or shareholders up to public scorn or ridicule or would in anyway damage or impair Washington Blade’s reputation or goodwill;
Using the Website to post any content that violates any copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets, or other intellectual property rights of others;
Failing to obtain all required permissions when using the Website to receive, upload, download, display, distribute, or execute programs or perform other works protected by intellectual property laws including copyright and patent laws;
Deleting or altering author attributes, copyright notices, or other copyright management information, unless expressly permitted in writing by the author or owner;
Using the Website in a tortuous manner, including the posting of libelous, defamatory, scandalous, threatening, harassing or private information without the permission of the person(s) involved, or posting content that is likely to cause emotional distress; or introducing viruses, worms, Trojan horses, or other harmful code on the Internet.
Washington Blade may revise in its sole discretion this Acceptable Use Policy, without prior notice. Washington Blade shall post any such changes on its Website www.washblade.biz. You shall be responsible for periodically reviewing the online Acceptable Use Policy to apprise yourself of any changes thereto. You agree to be bound by all such changes.