Terms and Conditions
Thank you for visiting this website and/or one or more of our affiliated websites (collectively, this “Website”). The terms and conditions that apply to your access to and/or your use of this Website (and the information, products and services available through this Website), and our use of any communications or User Content (defined below) that you submit to us or post on this Website, are set forth below. By using this Website or submitting communications or User Content to us, you accept and agree to all of the terms and conditions set forth herein (the “Terms and Conditions”), which form a legally binding agreement between you and Dominion Enterprises and/or our applicable business divisions and/or affiliates (collectively, “Dominion”, “us”, “our” or “we”). In addition, if you are advertising with us, you must also accept and agree to comply with all of the terms and conditions of our Advertising Agreement.
General; Changes to Terms and Conditions
We reserve the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, and/or cancel orders at our discretion, including, but not limited to, if we believe that customer conduct violates applicable law or is harmful to the interests of Dominion or its businesses, or its or their customers, affiliates, licensors or licensees.
Ownership; License; Limitations
This Website and all content displayed on this Website and all software, data and information used to provide this Website, including text and images, method of display and presentation, source code, embedded routines and programs and other materials, as well as all copyrights, trademarks, patents and other intellectual property rights therein or thereto, are owned by Dominion or our owners, affiliates, licensors or licensees, and are protected under worldwide patent, copyright, trademark and other applicable laws and treaties, including, without limitation, applicable trade secret laws. We grant you the limited and nonexclusive right and license to access or download a single copy of the content from this Website solely for your personal and non‑commercial use and as necessary in connection with the use of any services available through this Website.
Except as expressly authorized in these Terms and Conditions, you may not modify, distribute, reproduce, display, or use this Website or any elements thereof. Furthermore, (i) reproduction, re‑transmission or re‑presentation in any form, in whole or in part, of any content, programming code, images or graphics included within this Website is strictly prohibited without our prior express written permission; (ii) you may not frame, squeeze back, overlay or employ other techniques to enclose or display this Website, or any trademark, logo, content or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) included on this Website, with any other software or content of a third party; (iii) you may not use any meta tags or any other “hidden text” utilizing the names or trademarks of Dominion or our owners, affiliates, licensors or licensees without our or their express written consent; and (iv) you may not decompile or disassemble, reverse engineer or otherwise attempt to discover any source code contained in this Website or the services offered herein.
In addition to and not in limitation of any of the foregoing limitations and restrictions, you are expressly prohibited from using automated means (including but not limited to spiders, robots, crawlers, scrapers, deep‑links, data‑mining, data‑gathering or extraction tools and the like), or any other automated methodology, algorithm or device or any manual process, to for any purpose monitor, copy, download or otherwise access data or content from this Website. A limited exception to the foregoing limitations and restrictions is provided to general purpose internet search engines and non-commercial public archives that use such tools to gather information for the sole purpose of displaying hyperlinks to this Website, provided they each do so from a stable IP address or range of IP addresses using an easily identifiable agent and comply with our applicable policies and procedures in effect from time to time. “General purpose internet search engine” does not include a website or search engine or other service that specializes in classified listings or in any subset of classifieds listings such as automobiles, vehicles, jobs, housing/apartments, rentals, services or equipment or which is in the business of providing classified ad listing services.
This Website includes certain trademarks and service marks owned by Dominion and/or our owners, affiliates or others. You agree not to copy, use or otherwise infringe upon or dilute these trademarks or service marks. You further agree that you will not alter or remove any copyright, trademark or other notices from any of Website content.
All rights not expressly granted to you by us in these Terms and Conditions are reserved to Dominion, and you acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights by accessing or downloading any material, whether or not copyrighted, from this Website as authorized hereunder.
Use at Your Own Risk
We provide the material available through this Website for informational purposes only. You may use the content, information, consumer reviews, data and materials from, and the products and services available through, this Website solely for your personal and non-commercial use. Before you act on any such content, information, consumer reviews, data and materials you have found on, or purchase any products or services available through, this Website, you should independently confirm any facts that are important to your decision. IF YOU RELY ON ANY INFORMATION, PRODUCT, OR SERVICE AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS WEBSITE, YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOU DO SO SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE OR LOSS YOU MAY INCUR THAT RESULTS FROM YOUR USE OF ANY INFORMATION, PRODUCT OR SERVICE. Without limiting the foregoing, with respect to any classified advertising services included on or otherwise available through this Website, please note that we do not sell the advertised items directly and are not involved in any actual transaction between any seller and buyer; further, we do not guarantee or insure any item advertised or the completion of any transaction or collect or process payment, act as an escrow service or transfer title, nor do we warehouse, store, ship or deliver any item that is advertised.
To protect the account information of our Website members, where applicable, Dominion assigns to each member either a unique user name or password or a unique ad ID number. These unique identifiers are disclosed to the user via email immediately upon becoming a member of this Website. Only members have the ability to modify their personal information and delete their ads as needed.
In order to purchase products or services from this Website or to use this Website to sell a product or service, you must be at least eighteen (18) years of age and use a credit card. We reserve the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, remove or edit content, or cancel orders in the exercise of our sole discretion.
We have in place what we believe to be reasonable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access of, maintain data security for and correctly use the information we collect online. However, while such reasonable efforts are made to ensure the confidentiality of your private and personal information available as a result of your use of this Website, we cannot and do not warrant or guarantee the absolute safety and security of confidential data on the Internet.
Data Collection and Use
You may have the opportunity to post or otherwise submit content and information, including but not limited to consumer reviews, opinions, concepts, inventions, techniques, know-how, data, materials or other postings or communications (collectively, “User Content”), to us via this Website, whether by posting to a public area of this Website (e.g., blogs or message boards) or by other submission to us through email or other means of electronic communication facilitated by Dominion. By submitting any such User Content to us or posting any such User Content in any public area of this Website, you: (i) grant Dominion and our owners, affiliates and licensees the royalty‑free, perpetual, irrevocable, non‑exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, aggregate, translate, prepare derivative works from, publicly display, publicly perform and distribute such User Content (in whole or in part) alone or as incorporated into other works in any form, media or technology now known or hereafter developed, on a worldwide basis; (ii) grant Dominion and our owners, affiliates and licensees the right to use the name that you use in connection with such submission or post, if and to the extent any or all of them so choose; and (iii) represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the User Content that you submit or post, the User Content is accurate and the use of the User Content you supply or post does not violate these Terms and Conditions and will not cause injury or damage to any person or entity. You also permit any other user of this Website to access, view, store or reproduce your User Content for that user’s personal use, which such use may include disclosure to third parties. By posting or submitting such User Content, you hereby waive any claim that Dominion misappropriated any such User Content or any portions thereof.
Use of Communications Services
We may provide a variety of services on this Website through which you can directly interact with others, such as email services, blogging services, chat rooms, communications tools, forums and other public posting areas (“Communications Services”). (For purposes of these Terms and Conditions, all references to this Website generally include all Communication Services available through this Website.) We cannot and do not review every posting made in these Communications Services. You may well read any given posting before anyone on our staff does. You can expect these Communications Services to include information and opinions from a variety of individuals and organizations other than us. We do not endorse or guarantee the accuracy of any posting, regardless of whether the posting comes from a user, from a celebrity or “expert” guest or from a member of our staff, and we are not responsible or liable for, and do not assume any responsibility in respect of, the views and opinions expressed. We encourage an open exchange of information and User Content, but we want everyone to be able to enjoy these Communications Services.
We do not, in the ordinary course of business, review private electronic messages that are not addressed to us. However, we reserve the right to do so and to use any other forms of information available to us by virtue of your use of this Website and any Communication Services (including, for example, reverse IP address inquiry) in order to comply with the law, to enforce these Terms and Conditions or to protect the rights, property or safety of visitors to this Website and/or users of any Communications Services, our customers, the public or Dominion and our owners, affiliates, licensors or licensees. We reserve the right (but assume no obligation) to review the content of this Website, including blogs, message boards, chat rooms, listings, forums and other User Content posted to this Website or via any Communications Services to determine compliance with these Terms and Conditions and any other rules established by us, and to satisfy any law, regulation or authorized government request. We shall have the right, in our sole discretion, to delete, move, refuse to post and/or edit any messages, listings, postings or other User Content that we consider unacceptable or inappropriate, whether for legal or other reasons.
By using this Website and/or any Communications Services, you agree not to post, submit or transmit to Dominion through this Website or via any Communications Services any User Content or other information that (i) violates or infringes in any way upon the rights of others, (ii) is unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, vulgar, obscene, profane, misleading, fraudulent or otherwise objectionable, (iii) encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense or give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any law, or (iv) without our express prior approval, contains advertising or any solicitation with respect to products or services. The sender of any User Content to this Website or via any Communications Services or otherwise to Dominion shall be solely responsible for the content and information contained therein, including its truthfulness and accuracy. By posting to this Website or via any Communications Services, or otherwise submitting User Content to Dominion, you represent and warrant that you either own or otherwise control all rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload or submit such User Content. Without limiting the foregoing, you shall be solely liable for any damage resulting from any infringement of copyrights, trademarks, or other proprietary rights or any other harm resulting from any User Content submitted by you to or through this Website or via any Communications Services. We reserve the right to deny access to this Website and/or any Communications Service to anyone who violates these Terms and Conditions or who, in our judgment, interferes with the ability of others to enjoy this Website or Communication Services, or infringes the rights of others. We will comply with the requirements of the law regarding disclosure of any messages to others, including law enforcement agencies.
Notification of Claims of Infringement
Dominion respects the rights of all copyright holders and in this regard has adopted and implemented a policy that provides for the removal of content from this Website under certain circumstances. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide Dominion’s Copyright Agent the following information required by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. 512:
* A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
* Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
* Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;
* Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party (e.g., address, telephone number and email address);
* A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material is unauthorized; and
* A statement that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
For copyright inquiries, including notification of claims of infringement, please contact Dominion’s Copyright Agent at: Dominion Enterprises, Intellectual Property Administrator, P.O. Box 2576, Norfolk, VA 23501 or IPadministrator@dominionenterprises.com or 757-351-7000.
Violation of These Terms and Conditions
We may disclose any information we have about you (including your identity) if we determine that such disclosure is necessary in connection with any investigation or complaint regarding your use of this Website, or to identify, contact or bring legal action against you or anyone else who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) our rights or property, or the rights or property of visitors to or users of this Website, including our customers. We reserve the right at all times to disclose any information that we deem necessary to comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request. We also may disclose your information when we determine that applicable law requires or permits such disclosure, including exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection purposes.
You acknowledge and agree that we may preserve and store any communication by you with us through this Website or any service offered on or through this Website and may also disclose such data if required to do so by law or if we determine that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to (i) comply with legal process, (ii) enforce these Terms and Conditions, (iii) respond to claims that any such data violates the rights of others, or (iv) protect the rights, property or personal safety of Dominion and/or our owners, affiliates, employees, users of or visitors to this Website or the public.
Disclaimer of Warranties
YOU AGREE THAT THIS WEBSITE AND ALL INFORMATION, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED BY US ON AN “AS IS,” “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND THAT YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE AND ALL INFORMATION, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS WEBSITE IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. You understand that there may be delays, omissions, interruptions, inaccuracies and/or other problems with the information, products and services available through, published on or promoted over this Website, including information, products and services referred to, advertised or promoted on or sold through this Website. Neither Dominion nor our owners, affiliates, licensors or licensees warrant that this Website will be uninterrupted or error free; nor do we or they make any warranty as to the results that may be obtained from use of this Website or as to the accuracy, reliability or completeness of content or any information, product or service provided or made available through this Website.
WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, DOMINION AND OUR OWNERS, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS AND LICENSEES SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED BY STATUTE OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
Limitation of Liability
NEITHER DOMINION NOR OUR OWNERS, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS OR LICENSEES SHALL HAVE ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY ERRORS, INACCURACIES, OMISSIONS OR OTHER DEFECTS IN THE INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN THIS WEBSITE. IN NO EVENT SHALL DOMINION OR OUR OWNERS, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS OR LICENSEES BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY DAMAGES, OTHER THAN DIRECT DAMAGES, ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS WEBSITE OR ANY INFORMATION, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS WEBSITE OR OUR USE OF ANY USER CONTENT THAT YOU POST OR SUBMIT TO US. IN ADDITION TO AND NOT IN LIMITATION OF THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY, IN NO EVENT SHALL DOMINION OR OUR OWNERS, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS OR LICENSEES BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY OR SIMILAR DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOST REVENUES OR PROFITS, OR LOSS OF BUSINESS OR DATA), EVEN IF WE OR ANY SUCH OTHER PERSON HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
Without limiting the foregoing, you agree that the entire aggregate liability, if any, of Dominion and our owners, affiliates, licensors and licensees arising out of any kind of legal claim (whether in contract, tort or under any other legal theory) arising out of your access to or use of, or inability to use, this Website or any information, products or services available through this Website, or our use of any User Content that you post on this Website or submit to us, will not exceed one hundred dollars ($100).
Because some states/jurisdictions may not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, some of these limitations may not apply to you.
Release and Indemnity
You hereby release and agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Dominion and our owners, affiliates, licensors and licensees from and against any and all claims, costs, demands, losses, damages and expenses, including, without limitation, attorney’s fees, arising from or relating to (i) your breach of these Terms and Conditions or any matter for which you are responsible or liable under the terms of these Terms and Conditions, (ii) third party claims with respect to our use of any User Content that you have posted on this Website or submitted to us, including, but not limited to, infringement of copyright, trademark, trade secret, patent, proprietary rights or any other claims, or (iii) any dispute between you and any third party, including, without limitation, any other user, any advertiser or any party to any actual, prospective or terminated sale or transaction. If you are a California resident, you hereby waive California Civil Code Section 1542, which says: “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which, if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor.”
Use of this Website by you for spamming is strictly prohibited. By using this Website, you agree not to use information concerning other users of this Website, or any items such users have listed or searched for on this Website (including listing information, user names, email addresses, telephone numbers and/or other information), for any purpose that is not expressly permitted by these Terms and Conditions. You may not post information directed to or collect personal information from any minor.
These Terms and Conditions are governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, U.S.A. You hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of state and federal courts located in the City of Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.A., for all disputes arising out of or relating to these Terms and Conditions your use of this Website or the information, products or services available through this Website, or our use of any User Content that you have posted on this Website or submitted to us. Use of this Website or the information, products or services available through this Website is not authorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these Terms and Conditions, including without limitation this paragraph. You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and Dominion as a result of these Terms and Conditions or your use of this Website or the information, products or services available through this Website.
You agree that all notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
You shall use this Website and the information, products and services available through this Website for lawful purposes only. Any conduct by you that in our judgment and discretion restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying this Website or the information, products or services available through this Website will not be permitted.
You agree that any and all causes of action arising out of or relating to this Website or the information, products or services available through this Website shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action.
If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of these Terms and Conditions, or portion thereof, to be unenforceable, all other terms and conditions shall remain in full force and effect.
Failure by Dominion to enforce any provision of these Terms and Conditions will not be deemed a waiver of future enforcement of that or any other provision of these Terms and Conditions.
If you have any questions, please contact us at Dominion Enterprises, Intellectual Property Administrator, P.O. Box 2576, Norfolk, VA 23501 or IPadministrator@dominionenterprises.com or 757-351-7000.