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ACVB Website and ATL Insider Community Terms of Use

Welcome to the ATL Insider Community portion of the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau ("ACVB") Atlanta.net website (the "ACVB Website"). We are glad you have chosen to join or use the ACVB website. Before you proceed, you must agree to a few rules of the ACVB Website. These rules cover the ACVB Website generally, as well as the ATL Insider Community section, any associated content, features and functionality including email and RSS feeds (collectively, the "Services").

General Use

If you are new to using a community-focused website, we've worked hard to help give you the information and ability to get comfortable and to take part. As a general rule, the ATL Insider Community works best when participants treat their fellow posters with respect and courtesy. Therefore, we ask that you take the time to read through these Terms of Use. The Terms of Use outlined here explain what you agree to and what behavior is expected of you and what behavior you can expect from other community members.

Your use of the ACVB website and/or the ATL Insider Community section of the ACVB Website indicates your agreement to abide by the Terms of Use that are then in effect.

Privacy Policy

As a condition of using the ACVB Website and any of the Services, you agree to the terms of the ACVB Privacy Policy, which may be accessed at http://atlinsider.atlanta.net/privacy.aspx and which may be updated from time to time.

Disclaimer Concerning Third Party Links, User-Posted Content and Warranties

The ACVB website and the ATL Insider Community is a community-focused site. This means that it is about the community, for the community and by the community. As part of this aspect of the ACVB Website, certain sections may contain links to external, third party web sites along with relevant postings of various types of content to provide our website visitors with an insider's look at the events, businesses, organizations and the people that make Atlanta so special.

By providing links to other sites, the ACVB Website and the ATL Insider Community do not guarantee, approve or endorse the information or products available here, nor does a link indicate any association with or endorsement by the ACVB, its members or affiliates of the linked site or the content on any such site.

The ACVB, its members and affiliates do not operate or control and have no responsibility for the information, products and/or services found on any external sites linked here or any user-posted content on portions of the ACVB Website, including the ATL Insider Community. The ACVB, its members and affiliates also do not warrant or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any content, information, products and/or services provided on or through any external sites or as a result of any user-posted content. The ACVB specifically excludes any express or implied warranties concerning such matters, including, without limitation, any warranties of title, non-infringement, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

In addition, the ACVB does not warrant that the functional aspects of the ACVB Website or that its use will be uninterrupted or error free or that the ACVB Website or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or other harmful components. Neither the ACVB nor any of our affiliates shall be liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect, or punitive damages arising out of your access to, or use of, our site and forums.

Visitors to the ACVB Website assume complete responsibility and risk in their use of any external sites or user-posted content. Visitors should direct any concerns regarding any external link to the administrator or webmaster for such site or any concerns about user-posted content on the ACVB Website to the ACVB Website administrator.

Guidelines for User-Posted Content and Other Usage

Because the ATL Insider Community is a user- and community-focused portion of the ACVB Website we encourage users to use the ATL Insider Community to connect, converse, share and enjoy themselves. To nurture a respectful community environment, the following guidelines are applicable to use of the ATL Insider Community.

• If a comment is made using your identity it will be deemed to have been posted by you and represent your ideas and opinions.

• Do not post abusive, obscene, threatening, harassing, incendiary, defamatory, libelous, offensive or sexually explicit material.

• Do not "flame," post messages that are deliberately hostile or insulting, or "troll" or provoke arguments merely to gain attention.

• Do not "feed the trolls." This can be avoided by not getting into confrontational discussions with people who post comments meant to inflame community members.

• Do not intentionally make false or misleading statements.

• If information posted by you is found to be inaccurate, please make corrections immediately.

• Do not offer to sell or buy any product or service.

• If your content is syndicated from another site, do not place advertising in your content's RSS feed before it is aggregated to the ACVB Website.

• Do not post material that infringes another person's copyrights, trademarks or other intellectual property rights.

• Please appropriately cite content sources via links or some other form of giving credit!

• Do not post information that you know to be confidential or sensitive or otherwise in breach of the law or the rights of another person.

• The ACVB does not accept responsibility for information posted by users in the ATL Insider Community.

• ATL Insider Community users retain the copyright to their content, but give permission to the ACVB to redistribute any user-posted content as deemed appropriate by the ACVB.

• Because all information disclosed in the ATL Insider Community becomes public information, you should exercise caution when sharing any of your personal information.

• Do not intentionally interfere with or disrupt the ACVB Website, the ATL Insider Community or its use by others.

All ACVB Website comments and other user-posted content are subject to moderator review. If the ACVB decides in its sole discretion that any user-posted content is not in keeping with the above guidelines or other Terms of Use, the ACVB may remove any such user-posted content and terminate a user's privileges in using the ACVB Website and/or the Services.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the ACVB, its members and affiliates (and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees, resulting from any violation of these Terms of Use or any of your activity or content on the ACVB Website, including the ATL Insider Community.

Governing Law

Your use of this site shall be governed in all respects by the laws of Georgia, without regard to choice of law provisions.

Notification of Changes

Things change and we learn along the way. Whenever the ACVB changes these Terms of Use, we will post updated Terms of Use on the ACVB Website.

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