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Great Lakes & Seaway Shipping web sites data, information, text, photo, graphic, audio and/or video material or other materials shall not be published, broadcast, rewritten for broadcast or publication or redistributed directly or indirectly in any medium. Neither these Materials nor any portion thereof may be stored or used on a computer except for personal use.

This includes any government agency and materials found on this site may not be used for any reporting or investigative work with out written permission.

 Users agree that they will not use any site to contact users or contributors for any purpose or to gather information for another publication or web site. This includes but is not limited to gathering names, e-mail address, URL, phone number, mailing address, or any other contact information listed, or use of any data or information found on the site.

The name "Boatnerd" and logo appearing at the top of each page may not be used in any manner or for any purpose without the express written consent of the page author.

You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit for any purpose, any portion of the web sites, use of the web sites, any data or image or access to the web sites.

The author or reporting sources will not be held liable for any delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions there from or in the transmission or delivery of all or any part thereof or for any damages arising from any of the foregoing.

Terms of use

The web pages, public bulletin boards, forums, discussion groups, e-cards and chat room services (Public Discussion Areas)  are private services provided by the Great Lakes & Seaway Shipping web site (and page authors) to you the user, subject to the terms of this agreement, and the rules that may be published from time to time by the page author. These services are currently provided as a free service to any user who agrees to abide by the terms and conditions of this Agreement. The page author reserves the right to change the nature of this relationship at any time. Users who violate the terms of this Agreement may permanently be banned from using all services and held liable for damages.
Entering any of the web pages, public bulletin boards, forums, discussion groups, e-cards and chat room services will constitute acceptance of the terms and conditions of this agreement. If you do not agree to abide by these terms, please do not enter the web pages or any of the Public Discussion Areas.

Rules
You are entirely liable for all activities conducted through your use of the
web pages and Public Discussion Areas.
Listed below are some, though not all, violations which may result in loss of web page and Public Discussion Areas usage .
You agree not to do any of the following actions while using the web pages and Public Discussion Areas:

  1. Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the bulletin boards.
  2. harass, threaten, embarrass, criticize or cause distress or discomfort upon another participant, user, or other individual or entity;
  3. transmit via these areas any information, data, text, files, links, software, or other materials that page author considers to be unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, hateful, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
  4. post unrelated content, identical posts to multiple boards or multiple posts when not appropriate;
  5. impersonate any person, including but not limited to, a Great Lakes & Seaway Shipping official, forum leader, guide or host;
  6. disrupt the normal flow of dialogue in a Public Discussion Area or otherwise act in a manner that negatively affects other participants;
  7. post or transmit any unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, or any other forms of solicitation in any of the Public Discussion Areas including links or redirect HTML code; (Please don't use this community to generate traffic for another web site or community. This goes against basic netiquette.  The links page handles this function.)
  8. advertise any goods, services or web sites or offer to sell any goods or services for any purpose (see the Where to Buy Page);
  9. users agree that they will not use this site to contact contributors for commercial purposes or to gather information for another publication or web site; and
  10. intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, including but not limited to any regulations having the force of law while using or accessing Public Discussion Areas.

For more information see our guide to Successful Posting

CONTENT:
The user must evaluate, and bear the risk associated with, the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any Content. The page author shall not be responsible for any Content. The page author does not prescreen or monitor all Content as a matter of policy, but the page author shall have the right, but not the responsibility, to remove Content which is deemed in the page author's sole discretion harmful, offensive, or otherwise in violation of this Agreement or any rules that are in place at the time. The page author may elect at his sole discretion to monitor some, all, or no areas of the Public Discussion Areas for adherence to this Agreement or Great Lakes & Seaway Shipping web site rules. Advice received via this Web site should not be relied upon for personal, legal or financial decisions and you should consult an appropriate professional for specific advice tailored to your situation.

TERMINATION:
This agreement is effective until terminated by the page author and may be terminated at any time for any reason. Once you have lost these privileges, you cannot access web pages and Public Discussion Area in any manner or for any reason without the express written consent of the page author.

DAMAGES:
Any user found to be in violation of the above Agreement will be held liable for damages. This includes but is not limited to: monetary cost for rebuilding of databases, HTML mark up, fees charged by hosting company, and any other costs associated with repairs to the web pages and Public Discussion Areas caused by misuse. An minimum hourly rate of $200.00(US) will be charged.

The Great Lakes & Seaway Shipping web site (and page authors) hereby disclaims all warranties and conditions with regard to the information, products, and services contained on this web site, including all implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement.

In no event shall The Great Lakes & Seaway Shipping web site (and page authors) be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special, consequential damages or any damages whatsoever including, without limitation, damages for loss of use, data or profits, arising out of or in any way connected with the use or performance of this web site, with the delay or inability to use this web site, with the provision of or failure to provide services, or for any information, software, products, services and related graphics obtained through this web site, or otherwise arising out of the use of this web site, whether based on contract, tort, strict liability or otherwise, even if The Great Lakes & Seaway Shipping web site (and page authors) have been advised of the possibility of damages.

Due to the fact that certain jurisdictions do not permit or recognize an exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, the above limitation may not apply to you. if you are dissatisfied with any portion of this web site, or with any of these terms of use, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using this web site.

The Great Lakes & Seaway Shipping web site (and page authors) reserve the right in its sole discretion to deny any user access to this Web site, any interactive service herein, or any portion of this Web site without notice, and the right to change the terms, conditions, and notices under which this Web site is offered.

This agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Michigan, U.S.A. You hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Oakland County, Michigan, U.S.A. in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of this Web site. Use of this Web site is unauthorized 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 The Great Lakes & Seaway Shipping web site (and page authors) as a result of this agreement or use of this Web site. The performance of this agreement by The Great Lakes & Seaway Shipping web site (and page authors) is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of its right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of this Web site or information provided to or gathered with respect to such use. If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect.

This agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the user and The Great Lakes & Seaway Shipping web site (and page authors) with respect to this Web site and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written with respect to this Web site. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

Please refer to this Agreement from time to time for any updates made to this Agreement.