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  1. LAWS AND REGULATIONS
    User access to and use of the Site is subject to all applicable international, federal, state and local laws and regulations.

  2. COPYRIGHT/TRADEMARKS
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  3. NO WARRANTIES
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  4. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
    Under no circumstances shall MainStreetUSA.net be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, or special damages arising out of or in any way connected with access to or use of the Site, whether based in contract, tort, strict liability or otherwise, (even if MainStreetUSA.net has been advised of the possibility of such damages) including liability associated with any viruses which may infect a user's computer equipment.

  5. CONFIDENTIALITY OF USER COMMUNICATIONS
    Except as required by law MainStreetUSA.net will maintain the confidentiality of all user communications which contain personal user information and which are transmitted directly to MainStreetUSA.net. Postings by a user on any message board or in any chat room will not be protected as confidential and MainStreetUSA.net may use and provide information contained in any such postings (including any ideas, concepts, know-how or other intellectual property) to any of its partners and affiliates for any purpose whatsoever and as deemed appropriate by MainStreetUSA.net.

  6. LINKED INTERNET SITES
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  7. POSTINGS
    [For use in connection with message (bulletin) boards or chat rooms on the Site.]
    MainStreetUSA.net is under no obligation to review any messages, information or content ("Postings") posted on the Site by users and assumes no responsibility or liability relating to any such Postings. Notwithstanding the above, MainStreetUSA.net may from time to time monitor the Postings on the Site and may decline to accept and/or remove any Postings that contain:
    • Any unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, profane, hateful, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable material of any kind, including, but not limited to, any material which encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national or international law.
    • Advertisements or solicitations of any kind.
    • Messages posted by users impersonating others.
    • Personal information such as messages which state phone numbers, social security numbers, account numbers, addresses, or employer references.
    • Messages by non-spokesperson employees of MainStreetUSA.net purporting to speak on behalf of MainStreetUSA.net or containing confidential information or expressing opinions concerning MainStreetUSA.net.
    • Messages that offer unauthorized downloads of any copyrighted or private information.
    • Multiple messages placed within individual folders by the same user restating the same point.
    • Chain letters of any kind.

  8. TRANSMISSION OF PERSONAL DATA
    [For use in connection with Sites through which proprietary Business Owner/Customer account data may be transmitted.]
    User acknowledges and agrees that by providing MainStreetUSA.net with any personal or proprietary user information through the Site, user consents to the transmission of such personal or proprietary user information over international borders as necessary for processing in accordance with MainStreetUSA.net' standard business practices.

  9. CHANGES TO RULES AND REGULATIONS
    MainStreetUSA.net reserves the right to revise these Rules and Regulations at any time and users are deemed to be apprised of and bound by any changes to these Rules and Regulations.

  10. VIOLATIONS OF RULES AND REGULATIONS
    MainStreetUSA.net reserves the right to seek all remedies available at law and in equity for violations of these Rules and Regulations, including the right to block access from a particular Internet address to the Site.

  11. ACCESS TO PASSWORD PROTECTED/SECURE AREAS
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  12. USE OF "COOKIE" FILE FEATURES
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  13. NOTIFICATION TO MainStreetUSA.net REGARDING ALLEGED COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
    MainStreetUSA.net reserves the right to remove any Content on the Site which allegedly infringes another person's copyright. Notices to MainStreetUSA.net regarding any alleged copyright infringement on the Site should be directed to info@MainStreet-USA.net.

  14. JURISDICTION/GOVERNING LAW
    [For United States based sites only]

    Users of this Site agree to submit to the laws of the State of New Hampshire, USA and applicable federal law without regard to conflicts of laws principles.

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