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FairfaxNews Terms of Service and Site User Agreement

Welcome to the website (“FairfaxNews.com”) of FairfaxNews LLC. FairfaxNews.com is the website whose home page is located at www.FairfaxNews.com and includes all web pages whose domain name contains the following: www.FairfaxNews.com. Fairfax News LLC may also operate other websites that don’t contain these domain names. This User Agreement does not apply to those websites (unless those websites specifically link to this Site User Agreement) and the terms of the user agreements for those other Fairfax News LLC websites may differ from the terms of this Site User Agreement. Please read this Site User Agreement carefully, including the Privacy Policy.

By using FairfaxNews.com, you agree to follow the rules set forth on these web pages. From time to time we may revise this Site User Agreement including itsPrivacy Policy, so be sure to check these web pages occasionally. If we do make material changes, we will post a notice on our home page that the User Agreement has been modified and provide a link to the revised Site User Agreement. When you continue to use FairfaxNews.com after we post a change, it means you agree to the new rules.

Privacy Privacy & Information You Voluntarily Submit to FairfaxNews.com

Please review our Privacy Policy, which describes how we handle any personally identifying information about FairfaxNews.com users, including information you voluntarily submit to FairfaxNews.com. By providing such information, you hereby acknowledge and agree to Fairfax News LLC’s treatment of such information as described in the Privacy Policy.

Copyright

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 Information You Post to FairfaxNews.com

To the extent you voluntarily post material to FairfaxNews.com for display on FairfaxNews.com itself (e.g., postings and comments to blogs and forums), you automatically grant to Fairfax News LLC an irrevocable, perpetual worldwide license for Fairfax News LLC to display such material on FairfaxNews.com, except to the extent we have indicated otherwise on the portion of FairfaxNews.com that permits you to post such information (e.g., if a particular blog or forum on FairfaxNews.com posts any specific terms of use that applies to that particular blog or forum).

Additionally, unless otherwise explicitly agreed upon in writing by you and Fairfax News LLC, by posting any material to FairfaxNews.com for display on FairfaxNews.com, you are representing, warranting and covenanting to Fairfax News LLC that those materials are original to you or you have obtained permissions, releases, rights or licenses, if any are required (including where use of that material does not constitute “fair use”), that you assume full responsibility for the posting of such material vis-à-vis third parties, including but not limited to make any payments to third parties with respect to displaying such third party material. By posting material for display on a portion of FairfaxNews.com that contains specific terms of use applicable to that portion of FairfaxNews.com, you agree you have read, understand, agree to and accept such specific terms of use.

Frames and Metatags

You may not frame the content of FairfaxNews.com. You may not use metatags or any other “hidden text” that incorporates Fairfax News LLC Trademarks or our name without our express written consent.

Links to Other Websites

FairfaxNews.com contains links to other websites that we think may be of interest to you. We are not responsible for and have no control over these other sites or their content. Remember that when you link to another site, that other site is governed by its own user agreement and privacy statement, which you should be sure to read.

Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability

Although we take reasonable steps to prevent the introduction of viruses, worms, “trojan horses” or other destructive materials to FairfaxNews.com, we do not guarantee or warrant that FairfaxNews.com or materials that may be downloaded from FairfaxNews.com are free from such destructive features. We are not liable for any damages or harm attributable to such features.

We are not liable for any claim, loss or injury based on errors, omissions, interruptions or other inaccuracies in FairfaxNews.com, nor for any claim, loss or injury that results from your use of FairfaxNews.com or your breach of any provision of this user agreement.

Termination

We reserve the right to terminate FairfaxNews.com and this Service User Agreement at any time without notice for any reason, including, in the case of the Service User Agreement, for your violation of any of its provisions. The Limitation of Liability and Governing Law Sections of this User Agreement survive any such termination.

Governing Law

This User Agreement is governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia applicable to contracts made and performed there without regard to its conflicts of law principles. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts in Fairfax County, Virginia, and waive any jurisdictional, venue or inconvenient forum objections to such courts.

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