Terms of Use

I want you to enjoy using this site. I also want you to obey the rules while you’re here and not interfere unduly with anyone else’s enjoyment of the site. By using this site you agree to be bound by these terms of use, as amended.

Intellectual Property

Unless otherwise noted, and subject to the provisions below, everything you see and hear on mfairlady.com, except advertisements, is either owned by or licensed to Mary Fairchild subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights under United States and foreign laws and international conventions. Mary Fairchild reserves all rights in and to this material that have not been expressly granted to third parties.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, I and my co-blogger(s) may occasionally post text, graphics, photos, audio, or video which I neither own nor have a license to use if I believe in good faith that the use of such material constitutes fair use as defined by Section 107 of Title 17 of the United States Code, as amended. If you hold the copyright to any such work and believe that my use fails to qualify for protection under Section 107, you may request that I remove it from our site by e-mailing me.

Mfairlady.com is intended for your own personal use. If you download or print something from this site, you should retain any advertisements, copyright or related proprietary notices which the material contains. You may not reproduce, transmit, license, sell or otherwise exploit for any purpose any content that appears on my site without my prior written consent—except, of course, to the extent you’re entitled to do so under Section 107 of Title 17.

Disclaimer

The materials on Mary Fairchild’s web site are provided “as is.” Mary Fairchild makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, Mary Fairchild does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its Internet web site or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site.

Limitations

In no event shall Mary Fairchild be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption,) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on Mary Fairchild’s Internet site, even if Mary Fairchild or a Mary Fairchild authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.

Revisions and Errata

The materials appearing on Mary Fairchild’s web site could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. Mary Fairchild does not warrant that any of the materials on this web site are accurate, complete, or current. Mary Fairchild may make changes to the materials contained on her web site at any time without notice. Mary Fairchild does not, however, make any commitment to update the materials.

Mary Fairchild has reviewed all of the sites linked to its Internet web site and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Mary Fairchild of the site. Use of any such linked web site is at the user’s own risk.

Trackbacks

Mary Farichild allows third-party web sites to send trackbacks to her posts, but she may, in its absolute discretion, disable this option for particular posts or discontinue my general policy of allowing trackbacks at any time. Mary Fairchild reserves the right to delete trackbacks for any reason. I will may delete trackbacks from posts that are, in my opinion, (a) off-topic; (b) libelous, defamatory, abusive, harassing, threatening, profane, pornographic, offensive, false, misleading, or which otherwise violate or encourage others to violate these terms of use or any law, including intellectual property laws; (c) “spam,” i.e., attempts to advertise, solicit, or otherwise promote goods and services. I will also usually delete trackbacks from posts that do not reference the post on mfairlady.com that they are tracking back to.

Warranty

You agree that your use of this web site shall be at your sole risk. To the fullest extent permitted by law, me, independent contractors, affiliates, and agents disclaim all warranties, express or implied, including but not limited to any warranties of accuracy, reliability, title, merchantability, non-infringement, fitness for a particular purpose or any other warranty, condition, guarantee or representation, whether oral, in writing or in electronic form, in connection with Mfairlady.com and your use thereof. Mary Fairchild makes no warranties or representations about the accuracy or completeness of this site’s content or the content of any sites linked to this site and assumes no liability or responsibility for any (I) errors, mistakes, or inaccuracies of content, (II) personal injury or property damage, of any nature whatsoever, resulting from your access to and use of this web site, (III) unauthorized access to or use of my secure servers and/or any and all personal information and/or financial information from this website, (V) bugs, viruses, trojan horses, or the like which may be transmitted to or through my web site by any third party, and/or (VI) errors or omissions in any content or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any content posted, emailed, transmitted, or otherwise made available vial this site. I do not warrant, endorse, guarantee, or assume responsibility for any product or service advertised or offered by a third party though this site or any hyper-linked web site or featured in any banner or other advertising, and I will not be a party to or in any way be responsible for monitoring any transaction between you and third-party providers of products or services.

Limitation of Liability

In no event shall Mary Fairchild be liable to you for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive, or consequential damages whatsoever resulting from any (I) errors, mistakes, or inaccuracies of content, (II) personal injury or property damage, of any nature whatsoever, resulting from your access to and use of this web site, (III) unauthorized access to or use of the secure servers and/or any and all personal information and/or financial information stored therein, (IV) interruption or cessation of transmission to or from this web site, (V) bugs, viruses, trojan horses, or the like, which may be transmitted to or through this web site by any third party, and/or (VI) errors or omissions in any content or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of your use of any content posted, emailed, transmitted, or otherwise made available via this site, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory, and whether or not the company is advised of the possibility of such damages, the foregoing limitation of liability shall apply to the fullest extent permitted by law in the applicable jurisdiction.

Miscellaneous

These terms of use represent the entire agreement between you and apply exclusively to mfairlady.com. They do not apply to advertisers, websites to which I link, or any other third party that is not owned or operated by me. For information about a third party’s terms of use, please consult its individual website. By using our site you agree to relieve us from any and all liability that may result from your use of a third-party site.

You also agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Mary Fairchild, independent contractors, affiliates, and agents from and against any claims, actions, demands, expenses, liabilities, costs, debts, and damages (including legal and professional fees) asserted by any third party arising from your use of mfairlady.com, your alleged violation of any law, including laws governing intellectual property or privacy rights, or your violation of these terms of use.

You further agree that mfairlady.com will be deemed as being solely based in Illinois, regardless of where you are while using the site, and that it constitutes a “passive website” for purposes of personal jurisdiction statutes enacted by other states. You agree that the laws of the State of Illinois will govern these terms of use irrespective of principles regarding conflicts of law, and that any dispute between you and me pertaining to this website will be resolved by a court of competent jurisdiction located in Illinois. If any part of these terms of use is deemed invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the remaining provisions will remain in full force and effect. Finally, you agree that any claim or cause of action related to your use of mfairlady.com must be filed within six months after the cause of action accrues, or else it will be permanently barred.

The Mfairlady.com Blog found at http://www.mfairlady.com operates under general rules of respectful civil discourse. If you choose to comment on any blog post therein, you take full responsibility for everything you post. Mary Fairchild does not control the content posted, nor does she verify the identities of those posting. Nevertheless, Mary Fairchild or any designee she may appoint may monitor any user-generated content as she so chooses, and Mary Fairchild or her designee reserves the right to edit or remove any content for any reason whatsoever, without notification or consent. Links to sites considered spam or postings advertising products or services may also be removed without notice or consent. Mary Fairchild further reserves the right, at her sole discretion, to deny posting privileges and remove any and all posts by a user.

At her discretion, Mary Fairchild or her designee, will remove comments containing abusive, offensive, vulgar, racist, threatening or harassing comments, or personal attacks of any kind.  At her discretion, Mary Fairchild or her designee, will remove comments containing personal information such as home addresses, phone numbers, personal email addresses, etc. of you or any other individual.  Mary Fairchild or her designee, will remove spam, off-topic comments, or comments that advertise a product or service or constitute political campaigning or lobbying whether in the United States or anywhere elses.
Mary Fairchild adheres to the notice and takedown procedure for complaints of copyright violation under Digitial Millennium Copyright Act. Post only content for which you own the rights.
Site Terms of Use Modifications

Mary Fairchild may revise these terms of use for its web site at any time without notice. By using this web site you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these Terms and Conditions of Use.

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8 thoughts on “Terms of Use

  1. Hi,
    I’m pulling art for a story about lesser known lakes that will run in our next SummerTimes supp.
    I see that you have photos of Mirror Lake.
    I would like to get permission to use some of them to help illustrate the story.
    Thanks and hope to hear from someone soon! c

  2. Hi Miss Mary,

    I am working on an interpretive panel for Georgia DNR located on Skidaway Island. The panel contains information about the Sandpiper Trail through the marsh. I would like permission to use your photo (http://www.mfairlady.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Morris.jpg) for the background image. The panel is 36″ w x 24″ h. I can put your website at bottom with courtesy of… I can also send you the finished panel when completed–about 3 weeks. I appreciate your consideration! Love the photo.

    Many thanks,

    Karen Deem

  3. Hello Mary,
    I am developing kiosks that will be placed on the Grant Wood Scenic Byway in Iowa. One of the featured attractions is the Maquoketa River Water Trail. A Google search revealed your wonderful photo posted on 12/9/2015 which you describe as your two daughters paddling on the river. I would like your permission to use this photo. I work with Schmeeckle Reserve Interpreters, a non-profit planning and consulting group affiliated with the College of Natural Resources, University of WI-Stevens Point. Thank you for this consideration. Michael Gross, Professor Emeritus

  4. I have a site devoted to the Hočąk Indian nation that focuses primarily on mythology. I’m presently analyzing a myth set in the Wisconsin Dells that references Xe Wakąčą́k = Louis’ Bluff. Your photograph of the same at http://www.mfairlady.com/wiscglacialmounds/ is the best that I’ve seen in relation to my purposes. I’ve cropped it a bit to eliminate anything modern, as I wish to recover as pristine an image of the bluffs as it is possible for us to have today. I set it in place so that you could view it (the work is in progress so it is not on my Index page): http://hotcakencyclopedia.com/ho.HenaAndStarGirl.html#anchor03011775 I’m hoping to gain some insight into the myth’s astronomical code, such as I have at http://hotcakencyclopedia.com/ho.SnowshoeStrings.html

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