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Terms of Service

1. General

Steinman Communications owns and operates several websites: LancasterOnline.com, LancasterFarming.com, LancasterFarmingLocator.com, SusquehannaPrinting.com, LNPMediaGroup.com, PressroomRestaurant.com, SteinmanCommunications.com, LancasterSTEM.org, and SteinmanFoundation.org (hereafter referred to as “Steinman Communications’ sites”). As part of our service, Steinman Communications agrees to provide you with information and other online services subject to the terms of this Terms of Service Agreement. Upon notice published through the service, Steinman Communications may amend or modify these Terms of Service at any time. Use of any Steinman Communications’ site signifies your agreement to the Terms of Service.

2. Rights

Steinman Communications’ sites are owned and operated by Steinman Communications and contain material derived in whole or in part from Steinman Communications and other sources and is protected by international copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws. You may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit or distribute in any way any material from Steinman Communications’ sites including code and software. You may download material from Steinman Communications’ sites for your personal, non-commercial use only, provided you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices. For the LancasterOnline.com site, LNP|LancasterOnline print subscribers may register online for unlimited digital access to LancasterOnline.com. Digital access for one person is included with each print subscription. Digital subscribers have unlimited access to all of the material and content included on LancasterOnline.com. Each digital subscription allows one person unlimited access to the site. LNP|LancasterOnline uses first name, last name and email address of print and digital subscribers to define a unique user.

3. License

By posting messages, uploading files, inputting data, or engaging in any other form of communication through this service, you are granting Steinman Communications’ sites a royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive, unrestricted, worldwide license to:

Use, copy, sublicense, adapt, transmit, publicly perform or display any such communication. Sublicense to third parties the unrestricted right to exercise any of the foregoing rights granted with respect to the communication.

The foregoing grants shall include the right to exploit any proprietary rights in such communication, including but not limited to rights under copyright, trademark, servicemark or patent laws under any relevant jurisdiction.

4. Limitation of liability

Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to negligence, shall Steinman Communications, its subsidiary and parent companies or affiliates be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use Steinman Communications’ sites and the material on those sites. You specifically acknowledge and agree that Steinman Communications is not liable for any defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of any user. If you are dissatisfied with any material, or with any of Steinman Communications’ terms and conditions, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using Steinman Communications’ sites. In addition, Steinman Communications may allow you to purchase different types of products and services online that are provided by third parties. Steinman Communications is not responsible for the quality, accuracy, timeliness, reliability or any other aspect of these products and services. Your use of Steinman Communications’ sites also signifies your release of Steinman Communications and its affiliates from any damages that you incur, and agree not to assert any claims against them, arising from your use of these products or services.

5. Bulletin Boards, Forums, Discussion Groups and Chat Rooms

This service may include bulletin boards, forums, commenting, discussion groups and/or chat rooms which allow feedback and/or real-time interaction between users, Steinman Communications and/or third parties. Steinman Communications does not control the messages, information or files delivered to any bulletin boards, forums, commenting, discussion groups and/or chat rooms. It is a condition of your use of these services and Steinman Communications’ sites that you do not:

  • Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the bulletin boards, forums, commenting, discussion groups and/or chat rooms.
  • Post or transmit any unlawful, threatening, abusive, deceptive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or inaccurate 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.
  • Post or transmit any information, software or other material which violates or infringes upon the rights of others, including material which is an invasion of privacy or publicity rights or which is protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary right, or derivative works with respect thereto, without first obtaining permission from the owner or right holder.
  • Post or transmit any information, software or other material which contains a virus or other harmful component.
  • Post, transmit or in any way exploit any information, software or other material for commercial purposes, or which contains advertising.
  • HTML code is prohibited
  • Posting of images is limited
  • Users may be removed, banned, suspended or revoked at any time without notice or warning.

You understand that Steinman Communications has no obligation to monitor any bulletin boards, forums, commenting, discussion groups and/or chat rooms. However, Steinman Communications reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as 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 Steinman Communications sole discretion are objectionable or in violation of these terms and conditions.

A fundamental purpose of these areas is to encourage freedom of speech and frank dialogue on all issues. However, misstatements, distorted facts and outright lies have no place in a constructive discussion on bulletin boards, forums, commenting, discussion groups and/or chat rooms.

6. Termination

This agreement is effective until terminated by Steinman Communications at any time without notice. In the event of termination, you are no longer authorized to access any bulletin boards, forums, commenting, discussion groups and/or chat rooms. In the event of termination, the restrictions, disclaimers, and limitations of liabilities imposed on you with respect to material downloaded from the bulletin boards, forums, commenting, discussion groups and/or chat rooms shall survive.

7. Other

This Terms of Service Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between Steinman Communications and you with respect to the subject matter contained herein and supersedes all previous and contemporaneous agreements, proposals and communications, written or oral. Steinman Communications may amend or modify this Terms of Service Agreement or impose new conditions at any time without prior notice. Such amendments and modifications shall be effective immediately upon notice thereof which may be given by means including, but not limited to, posting on SteinmanCommunications.com. Any use of the service by you after such notice shall be deemed to constitute acceptance by you of such amendments, modifications or new conditions. This agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Pennsylvania without giving effect to any principles or 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.

8. Claims of infringement under the digital millennium copyright act (DCMA).

If you believe that materials that have been posted on any Steinman Communications’ sites infringe a copyright owned by you, you should notify our registered agent for notices of claims of copyright infringement:

Webmaster
Steinman Communications
101 North Queen Street, PO Box 1328
Lancaster, PA 17608

The notification should contain the following information:

• Information sufficient to identify the material that you claim is infringing, including title and uniform resource locator (URL), and any other information sufficient to allow us to locate the material on Steinman Communications’ sites.

• A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the posting of the material on Steinman Communications’ sites is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;

• A statement by you declaring, under penalty of perjury that (1) the information in your notice is accurate, and (2) that you are the owner of the copyright in the material or that you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.

• Your address, telephone number, and email address;

• Your physical or electronic signature.

Upon receipt of your notice that contains all of the above information, we will act in accordance with the DMCA.

9. Fees and Payment

We reserve the right at any time to charge fees for access to portions of Steinman Communications’ sites or the sites as a whole. In no event, however, will you be charged for access to Steinman Communications’ sites unless we obtain your prior agreement to pay such charges. Thus, if at any time we require a fee for portions of the sites that are now free, we will give you advance notice of such fees. You may cancel your account at any time (see Cancellation and Refund Policy section). All new fees, if any, will be posted prominently on the relevant Steinman Communications’ site. You shall pay all fees and charges incurred through your account at the rates in effect for the billing period in which such fees and charges are incurred, including, but not limited to charges for any digital products or services offered for sale by us or through any other vendor or service provider. All fees and charges shall be billed to and paid for by you. You shall pay all applicable taxes relating to use of the paid portions of Steinman Communications’ sites through your account.
Steinman Communications will process your purchase as promptly as possible. There may be a delay in the activation of your product while payment details are verified.

We reserve the right to reject any order or purchase at any time.

If your initial payment authorization is later revoked, your subscription, product or access will be terminated. Contact our Customer Care team if you believe your access was terminated in error.

Unless specified otherwise in the Cancellation and Refund Policy, all charges are nonrefundable.

To view or change your payment method, visit the My Account area of the Steinman Communications’ site that you have subscribed to.

Steinman Communications may receive updated credit card information (new credit card number or updated expiration date) from your credit card issuer. The disbursement of the updated credit card information is provided to us at the election of your credit card issuer. We are not responsible for the distribution of your updated credit card information. Your credit card issuer may give you the right to opt out of the update service. It is your responsibility to contact your credit card issuer with regards to your right to opt out of the update service.

10. Pricing

When you purchase a digital product on Steinman Communications’ sites, the price will be made clear during the order process. You agree to pay the price that is stated at the time of your order, as well as any applicable taxes. You also agree to the billing frequency stated at the time of your order.

Discount eligibility is determined at the time of the order. Discounts cannot be applied retroactively.

All prices are in United States Dollars, unless otherwise stated.

Steinman Communications reserves the right to change prices and fees at any time. For auto-renewing charges, we will notify you in advance if the regular rate of a product changes from what was stated at the time of your order. You will have the opportunity to accept the new price or cancel your subscription or purchase from that point forward.

Applicable taxes may vary. We are not able to notify you in advance of changes in applicable taxes.

If a stated price is determined by us in our sole discretion to be in error, we are not under any obligation to offer you the product at that price. We will notify you of the error and give you the opportunity to cancel your order and obtain a refund if payment has already been made.

Your subscription may not include access to all areas of Steinman Communications’ sites, and you may have to pay additional fees for full access. These additional charges will be clearly stated.

When you use Steinman Communications’ sites, you may incur other additional charges from third party service providers, such as telecommunications fees, data fees or service provider fees. You are responsible for paying any additional charges.

If you believe someone else has used your account or you are being charged for a product you do not have, please contact our Customer Care team.

11. Billing

We will charge or debit your payment method at the beginning of your subscription or, if applicable, at the end of your free trial period. Billing will continue according to the cycle stated at the time of your order.

To view information about your billing cycle, visit the My Account area of the Steinman Communications’ site to which you subscribe.

All Steinman Communications’ sites digital subscriptions are renewed automatically. When we renew your subscription, we will use the payment method currently associated with your account. You can view your payment method at any time in the My Account area of the Steinman Communications’ site to which you subscribe.

If your credit card expires or your payment method is otherwise invalid, your subscription or product will not automatically be terminated. You will remain responsible for all charges.

You will be responsible for all costs we incur in connection with the collection of unpaid amounts, including court costs, attorneys’ fees, collection agency fees and any other associated costs.

12. Cancellation and Refund Policy

When you cancel a subscription, you cancel only future charges associated with your subscription. You may notify us of your intent to cancel at any time, but the cancellation will become effective at the end of your current billing period.

Except in the case of certain promotions, you can change or cancel your digital subscription at any time by calling Customer Care at 717-291-8611. We are available Monday – Friday: 6 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday: 6 a.m. – 3 p.m., Sunday: 6 a.m. – 1 p.m., Eastern time.

Digital products sold as part of a promotion or subject to an annual commitment may have different cancellation or refund policies that will be made clear at the time of purchase.

Cancellations are effective the following billing cycle. You will not receive a refund for the current billing cycle. You will continue to have the same access and benefits of your product for the remainder of the current billing period.

We reserve the right to issue refunds or credits at our sole discretion. If we issue a refund or credit, we are under no obligation to issue the same or similar refund in the future.

We reserve the right to make changes to our digital products at any time. If we temporarily reduce or eliminate the charge for content or access that you are currently paying for under different terms, you will not receive a refund.

We reserve the right to suspend or terminate your subscription or product for any reason, with or without notice and without further obligation. You will not be entitled to a refund in these circumstances. If any or all of our digital products are temporarily unavailable, you will not receive a refund. We reserve the right to issue refunds or credits at our sole discretion. If we issue a refund or credit, we are under no obligation to issue the same or similar refund in the future.

Certain promotions may not permit cancellation during the promotional period. You agree to the cancellation and refund terms stated at the time of purchase.

When you change your subscription, you will receive a pro-rated credit toward your new subscription.

One-time purchases cannot be canceled or refunded.

We reserve the right to make changes to our digital products at any time. If we temporarily reduce or eliminate the charge for content or access that you are currently paying for under different terms, you will not receive a refund.

If any or all of our digital products are temporarily unavailable, you will not receive a refund. We reserve the right to issue refunds or credits at our sole discretion. If we issue a refund or credit, we are under no obligation to issue the same or similar refund in the future.

Steinman Communications may, in its sole discretion, terminate or suspend your access to all or part of your accounts for any reason, including, without limitation, breach or assignment of these Terms of Service.

The provisions of these Terms of Service are intended by their nature to survive termination or expiration shall so survive the termination of your account.