These terms and conditions govern your use of our website. Please read the terms in full before you use this website. If you do not accept these terms, please do not use this Website. Using the website implies that you accept these terms. We do occasionally update these terms so please refer back to them in the future.
1. Site Access
1.1 You will be able to access the majority of this Website without having to register any details with us. [However, there might be particular areas of this Website will only be accessible only if you have registered.]
2. Use of the Website
2.1 You are permitted to use our website for your own purposes and to print and download material from this Website provided that you do not modify any content without our consent. Material on this website must not be republished online or offline without our permission.
2.2 Feel free to repost, tweet, pin, or tumble the content from this website, but please credit appropriately and link back to The DC Ladies.
2.2 The copyright and other intellectual property rights in all material on this Website are owned by us or our licensors and must not be reproduced without our prior consent.
2.3 Subject to paragraph 2.1, no part of this Website may be reproduced without our prior written permission.
3. Site Uptime
3.1 We take all reasonable steps to ensure that this Website is available 24 hours every day, 365 days per year. However, websites do sometimes encounter downtime due to server and, other technical issues. Therefore we will not be liable if this website is unavailable at any time.
3.2 This Website may be temporarily unavailable due to issues such as system failure, maintenance or repair or for reasons beyond our control. Where possible we will try to give our visitors advance warning of maintenance issues but shall not be obliged to do so.
4. Comment Policy
4.1 We love to hear from all of The DC Ladies, but we would hope that you will comment with respect and refrain from personal attacks on any of our contributors and please refrain from using profanity when posting a comment.
4.2 When using this website you shall not post or send to this Website any material:
-we will not tolerate anything discriminatory, obscene, pornographic, defamatory, liable to incite racial hatred, a breach of confidentially or privacy, that which may cause annoyance or inconvenience others, that which encourages or constitutes conduct that would be deemed criminal offense or give rise to a civil liability or otherwise is contrary to the law of the United States.
-which is harmful in nature including, and without limitations, computer viruses, Trojan horses, corrupted data, or other potentially harmful software or date.
4.4 Site users and followers are fully responsible for anything they post in their comments and understand all posted comments are in the public domain. Users are responsible for the copyright of the comments they post to the website. The DC Ladies reserves the right to delete or moderate comments at any time without prior notice.
5. Links to and from other Websites
5.1 Any links to third party websites located on this Website are provided for your convenience only. We have not reviewed each third party website and have no responsibility for such third party websites or their content. We do not endorse the third party websites or make representations about them or any material contained in them. If you choose to access a third party website linked to from this Website, it is at your own risk.
5.2 If you would like to link to this Website, we would love to know and you may only do so on the basis that you link to, but do not replicate, any page on this Website, and subject to the following conditions:
(a) you do not in any way imply that we are endorsing any services or products unless this has been specifically agreed with us;
(b) you do not misrepresent your relationship with us or present any false information about us;
(c) you do not link from a website that is not owned by you; and
(d) your website does not contain content that is offensive, controversial, infringes any intellectual property rights or other rights of any other person or does not comply in any way with the law in the United States.
5.3 If you choose to link to our website in breach of Paragraph 5.2 you shall fully indemnify us for any loss or damage suffered as a result of your actions
6. Disclaimer (also link to that page)
6.1 We take all reasonable steps to ensure that the information on this Website is correct. However, we do not guarantee the correctness or completeness of material on this Website. We may make changes to the material on this Website at any time and without notice. The material on this Website may be out of date, or on rare occasions incorrect and we make no commitment to ensure that such material is correct or up to date and any opinions should not be used for medical, legal or any other professional advice.
6.2 The material at this Website is provided without any conditions or warranties of any kind. To the maximum extent permitted by law, we provide access and use of this website on the basis that we exclude all representations, warranties and conditions which but for these Terms may have effect in relation to this Website.
7. Photo Policy and Copyright Disclaimer
7.1 The DC Ladies do not hold the copyright to photographs used on our site, except where otherwise noted.
7.2 Each photo’s copyright belongs to the respective photographer or agency credited.
7.3 Photos used on The DC Ladies site are used with the knowledge and permission of the respective photographer or are believed to be readily available in the public domain and used under protection of the US. Copyright Fair Use Act.
7.4 If you own the copyright to a photo used on our website and would like it removed, please contact us at email@example.com and we will do it as soon as possible.
8.Editorial and Advertising Policy
8.1 This website is a collaborative website written by a group of individuals. For questions about this site, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
8.2 This website may accept and keep free products as well as forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.
8.3 This website abides by word of mouth marketing standards. We believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space or post will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content.
8.4 The owner(s) of this website is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this website receives compensation for our posts or advertisements, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this website are purely the contributors’ own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.
8.5 This website does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.
9. Giveaways terms
9.1 No purchase is necessary to enter any giveaway on TheDCLadies.com. The odds of winning a Giveaway is dependent on the number of entries. Winners will be selected randomly by The DC Ladies using http://random.org, or another website of it’s kind, as the selection tool. All decisions of The DC Ladies are final. Employees/contributors of The DC Ladies and the Giveaway sponsor are not eligible to participate. All entries received after the Giveaway closing date and time will not be considered. Entries that do not follow all of the entry requirements will not be considered. Taxes on Giveaways are solely the responsibility of the Winner. The DC Ladies and Giveaway Sponsor are not liable for late or misdirected entries, entry errors, or transmission problems. The DC Ladies reserve the right to terminate the Giveaway in the event of technical problems, or to correct typographical or technical errors, or to amend these rules. By entering, participants agree to release and hold harmless The DC Ladies, Giveaway Sponsor, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, and agents from any and all liability or any injuries, loss, or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with a Giveaway. Non-winning entries from one Giveaway are not carried forward to future Giveaways. The DC Ladies may not be held liable for any prizes promised from a third party for any raffles/advertising/giveaways etc. The DC Ladies is merely a vehicle in which to promote these donations and cannot be held responsible for any actions associated therewith.
10. Exclusion of Liability
10.1 Neither we nor any other party (whether or not involved in producing, maintaining or delivering this Website), shall be liability or responsible for any kind of loss or damage that may result to you or a third party as a result of your or their use of our website. This exclusion shall include servicing or repair costs and, without limitation, any other direct, indirect or consequential loss, and whether in tort or contract or otherwise in connection with this Website.
10.2 Nothing in these Terms shall exclude or limit liability for (i) death or personal injury caused by negligence (as defined by the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977); (ii) fraud; (iii) misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter; or (iv) any liability which cannot be excluded or limited under the law of the United States.
This policy is valid from 23 August 2011