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Welcome to New Jersey Navigator, a web site and service (the “Service”) which is operated by NJFirefighting.com LLC, (“NJF”, “NJFire”, “NJFirefighting”, “we” or “our”). By using the Service you agree to be bound by our Terms of Use.

Please read these Terms of Use carefully before registering or using the Service. If you do not accept these Terms of Use, then you may not use the Service. These Terms of Use are subject to change by NJFirefighting (NJF) at any time, effective when posted on the Service. Your continued use after such notice will constitute acceptance by you of such changes.

Use of the Service. You may use this Service solely for personal and non-commercial purposes only and subject to these Terms of Use, all applicable laws, rules and regulations and any agreements or terms with third parties to which you are subject. Any other use of the Service requires a separate agreement between you and NJF or our prior written consent.

Business/Commercial Use. Local area businesses (“Advertisers”), after signing a separate agreement with NJF, are allowed to use this Service for promotional and commercial purposes. Advertisers using the site for promotional and commercial purposes must abide by and are subject to our Terms of Use, Acceptable Use Policy and Advertiser Terms and Conditions.

The Service contains information on numerous businesses, establishments, public services and other third parties, including news, feature stories, images, video, audio and other materials. The Service may provide you with certain ways to access and use such information and materials, including receiving emails and bookmarking items in other social networking services. NJF makes no guaranty that such information is accurate and your use of such information is at your own risk. You agree that you will not hold NJF liable for any inaccurate, incomplete, outdated or missing information on the Service.

Registration. You may use the Service without registration, but in order to take advantage of some aspects of the Service, you will need to register for an account. Your account is for your sole, personal use, you may not authorize others to use your account, and you may not assign or otherwise transfer your account to any other person or entity. All registration information about you must be truthful, and you may not use any aliases or other means to mask your true identity. You are responsible for the security of your password and will be solely liable for any use or unauthorized use under such password.

Your License to NJF. The Service may provide you with an opportunity to share and upload photos, videos, text and other information (“Content”). You hereby grant NJF a perpetual license to use, redact, republish, copy, perform and distribute your Content and screen name, including any intellectual property contained therein, in any medium now known or hereinafter developed without payment or compensation to you and without seeking any further approval from you. We may further use your name, likeness, publicly accessible biographical data and any other information in connection with such use of the Content. You acknowledge that our use of your Content may include licensing such Content to third parties and/or using such Content for advertising purposes. In no event shall we be required to seek your approval or provide you with any compensation in connection with such uses. You acknowledge that nothing contained within your Content would require us to seek permission of a third party in order to use the Content as described in these Terms of Use.

Acceptable Use Policy. NJF expects all of its users to be respectful of other people. If you notice any violation of this Acceptable Use Policy or other unacceptable behavior by any user, you should report such activity to NJF at Service@njfirefighting.com. You are solely responsible for the Content that you post on the Service or transmit to other users and agree that you will not hold NJF responsible or liable for any Content from other users that you access on the Service.

Categories of prohibited Content below are merely examples and are not intended to be exhaustive. NJF will make the sole determination as to whether or not Content is acceptable for the Service. Without limitation, you agree that you will not post or transmit to other users anything that contains Content that:

• is defamatory, abusive, obscene, profane or offensive;
• infringes or violates another party's intellectual property rights (such as music, videos, photos or other materials for which you do not have written authority from the owner of such materials to post on the Service);
• violates any party’s right of publicity or right of privacy;
• is threatening, harassing or that promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual;
• promotes or encourages violence;
• is inaccurate, false or misleading in any way;
• is illegal or promotes any illegal activities;
• promotes illegal or unauthorized copying of another person's copyrighted work or links to them or providing information to circumvent security measures;
• contains “masked” profanity
• contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; or
• contains any advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation.

NJF is under no obligation to screen or monitor Content, but may review Content from time to time at its sole discretion to review compliance with this Acceptable Use Policy. NJF will make all determinations as to what Content is appropriate in its sole discretion. We may include, edit or remove any Content at any time without notice.

You understand that when using the Service, you will be exposed to Content from a variety of sources, and that NJF is not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, safety, or intellectual property rights of or relating to such Content. You further understand and acknowledge that you may be exposed to Content that is inaccurate, offensive, indecent, or objectionable. If you do so object, you should not use the Service.

You may not use spiders, robots, data mining techniques or other automated devices or programs to catalog, download or otherwise reproduce, store or distribute content available on the Service. Further, you may not use any such automated means to manipulate the Service or attempt to exceed the limited authorization and access granted to you under these Terms of Use. You may not resell use of, or access to, the Service to any third party. Termination of Access. In addition to any right or remedy that may be available to us under these Terms of Use or applicable law, we may suspend, limit or terminate your account, or all or a portion of your access to the Service, at any time with or without notice and with or without cause. In addition, we may refer any information on illegal activities, including your identity, to the proper authorities.

Zero-Tolerance: NJF has a zero-tolerance rule in effect for the below bullet points. If any member is found conducting a zero-tolerance action, the member will be automatically banned with no reconcideration of being unbanned.  The following actions fall under our zero-tolerance policy:

  • Spamming - to send unsolicited bulk messages indiscriminately.  Using NJF as a way to blast messages to members on the site. Blogging numerous posts of material that is not related to the fire industry. Constant re-posts of the same material. Posting material on members walls who are not your friends.
  • Photo Stealing - taking a screen grab of the photos on NJF. Photos are copyright under NJF. Members and photographers provide NJF to post and distribute photos throughout the site. In no way is it authorized for a member to steal a photo that does not belong to them.
  • Prohibited Content - NJF will make the sole determination as to whether or not Content is acceptable for the Service. For further explaination, see Category of Prohibited Content above and its bullet points.

Privacy: The privacy of your personally identifiable information is very important to us. For more information on what information we collect and how we use such information, please read our Privacy Policy.

Links. This Service may contain links to other web sites not maintained by us. This links may include listings that can provide you with further information, or links that have been included in materials uploaded to the Service by a party other than NJF. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our Service and to read the terms and conditions and privacy statements of each and every web site that you visit. We are not responsible for the practices or the content of such other web sites or services. Despite any links that might exist on the Service, we do not endorse and are not affiliated with such third parties.

Our Proprietary Rights. NJF or its licensors are the exclusive owners of all copy, software, graphics, designs and all copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual property or proprietary rights contained on or used in connection with the Service. Except as set forth herein, you agree not to copy, distribute, modify or make derivative works of any materials without the prior written consent of the owner of such materials. All rights not granted under these Terms of Use are reserved by NJF.

No Warranties. THE SERVICE, INCLUDING ALL CONTENT MADE AVAILABLE ON OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE SERVICE, IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER FOR THE CONTENT ON THE SERVICE. FURTHER, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, WE DISCLAIM ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, NON-INFRINGEMENT, TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE SERVICE OR ANY MATERIALS OR CONTENT CONTAINED THEREIN WILL BE COMPLETELY SECURE, UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE SERVICE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. WE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR THE USE OF THE SERVICE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE CONTENT AND ANY ERRORS CONTAINED THEREIN PROVIDED BY THIRD PARTIES. IN NO EVENT WILL WE BE LIABLE UNDER ANY THEORY OF TORT, CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR OTHER CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA, LOST OPPORTUNITIES, COSTS OF COVER, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, PERSONAL INJURY/WRONGFUL DEATH, EACH OF WHICH IS HEREBY EXCLUDED BY AGREEMENT OF THE PARTIES REGARDLESS OF WHETHER OR NOT WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

If any part of these warranty disclaimers or limitations of liability is found to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason or if we are otherwise found to be liable to you in any manner, then our aggregate liability for all claims under such circumstances for liabilities, shall not exceed the lesser of (i) the amount paid by you for your use of the Service during the prior twelve (12) months or (ii) ten dollars ($10).

Indemnity. You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless NJF, its officers, directors, employees, business partners and agents, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees) arising from: (i) any breach by you of any of these Terms of Use, (ii) your Content, (iii) your use of materials or features available on the Service (except to the extent a claim is based upon infringement of a third party right by materials created by NJF) or (iv) a violation by you of applicable law or any agreement or terms with a third party to which you are subject.

Governing Law. The laws of the State of New Jersey shall govern these Terms of Use. YOU HEREBY EXPRESSLY CONSENT TO EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION AND VENUE IN THE COURTS LOCATED IN ESEX COUNTY, NEW JERSEY FOR ALL MATTERS ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS OF USE OR YOUR ACCESS OR USE OF THE SERVICE.

Any claims asserted by you in connection with the Service must be asserted in writing to NJF within one (1) year of the date such claim first arose, or such claim is forever waived by you. Each claim shall be adjudicated individually, and you agree not to combine your claim with the claim of any third party.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") Notice. Materials may be made available via the Service by third parties not within our control. We are under no obligation to, and do not, scan content used in connection with the Service for the inclusion of illegal or impermissible content. However, we respect the copyright interests of others. It is our policy not to permit materials known by us to infringe another party’s copyright to remain on the Service.

If you believe any materials on the Service infringe a copyright, you should provide us with written notice that at a minimum contains:
1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
2. 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;
3. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;
4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted;
5. A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
6. 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.

All DMCA notices should be sent to our designated agent as follows:
NJ Firefighting
James Bessemer
65 Woodlawn Terr
Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849
Email: Service@njfirefighting.com

It is our policy to terminate relationships regarding content with third parties who repeatedly infringe the copyrights of others.

Severability. If any part of these Terms of Use shall be held or declared to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason by any court of competent jurisdiction, such provision shall be ineffective but shall not affect any other part of these Terms of Use. Waiver; Remedies. The failure by us to partially or fully exercise any rights or the waiver of any breach of these Terms of Use by you, shall not prevent a subsequent exercise of such right by us or be deemed a waiver by us of any subsequent breach by you of the same or any other term of these Terms of Use. Our rights and remedies under these Terms of Use shall be cumulative, and the exercise of any such right or remedy shall not limit our right to exercise any other right or remedy.

Contact Information. Should you have any questions you may contact us at service@njfirefighting.com

Effective Date: These Terms of Use were last updated on July 1, 2009.

Last Update: April 5, 2011


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