Terms of Use and Privacy Statement

TERMS OF USE

This site is operated by The volunteer committee of The Republic of Pemblerley(“RoP”). These terms of use (the “Terms of Use” or “TOU”) apply to and govern your use of this site or the RoP Discussion Boards (as hereinafter defined, and, collectively referred to as the “Site”). Your use of the Site signifies your agreement to be bound by these Terms of Service. If you do not agree to be bound by these Terms of Service, you may not access or otherwise use the Site. Before using the Site, please review the RoP Privacy Statement (below).

LICENSE TO USE THE SITE

RoP grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited right to access, use and display the Site and the materials thereon for your personal use only, provided that you comply fully with this TOS. You shall not interfere or attempt to interfere with the operation of the Site in any way through any means or device including, but not limited to, spamming, hacking, uploading computer viruses or time bombs, or the means expressly prohibited by any provision of this TOU.

CHANGES TO SITE AND/OR TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE

RoP reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change, modify, add or remove any portion of the Site or this TOU, in whole or in part, at any time. Changes to this TOU will be effective when posted. You agree to review this TOU periodically to be aware of any changes. Your continued use of the Site after any changes to this TOU are posted will be considered acceptance of those changes.

TRADEMARKS, COPYRIGHTS & RESTRICTIONS

All trademarks, service marks, and trade names are proprietary to The Republic of Pemblerley or the individual designated. Except as otherwise provided herein, you may not reproduce, perform, create derivative works from, republish, upload, edit, post, transmit, or distribute in any way whatsoever any materials from this Site or any other web site owned or operated by RoP (the “Site Materials”) without the prior written permission of RoP. However, you may download or make one copy of the Site Materials, and other downloadable items displayed on the Site, for personal, non-commercial home use only, provided all copyright and other notices contained in the Site Materials are left intact. Any modification of the Site Materials, or any portion thereof, or use of the Site Materials for any other purpose constitutes an infringement of RoP’s copyrights and other proprietary rights. Use of the Site Materials on any other web site or other networked computer environment is prohibited without prior written permission from RoP.

If you would like to reuse content from The Republic of Pemberley, you may secure permissions by connecting to licensing services at www.copyright.com. Enter “Republic of Pemberley” in the Publisher field and you can choose from a list of options regarding how you would like to reuse your desired content and complete the transaction. You will find the “Get Permissions” link in most page footers.

DISCUSSION BOARDS AND CHAT ROOMS

Forums are provided by RoP to you and others subject to this TOU, the Guidelines for Use of the Forums, (as defined below) the Privacy Statement, and other rules that may be published from time to time by RoP. RoP currently provides the Forums free of charge to users who agree to abide by this TOU and the Guidelines for Use of the Forums. RoP reserves the right to change the nature of this relationship at any time.

ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS

In consideration for your use of the Discussion Boards, you agree to comply with this TOU and the Guidelines for Use of the Discussion Boards. Users who violate this TOU, the Guidelines for Use of the Discussion Boards may, at RoP’s sole discretion, have their messages deleted, and may be permanently banned from using any Forum or other RoP service.

ENTERING ANY BOARD WILL CONSTITUTE ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS OF SERVICE AND YOUR COMPLIANCE WITH THE GUIDELINES FOR USE OF THE FORUMS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ABIDE BY THESE TERMS OF SERVICE OR THE GUIDELINES FOR USE OF THE FORUMS, PLEASE DO NOT ENTER ANY BOARD.

DISCUSSION BOARD RULES

You are entirely responsible and liable for all activities conducted by you on the BOARDS, including the transmission, posting, or other provision of text, files, links, software, photographs, video, sound, music or other information or material to any portion of the Boards (“Content”). Listed below are some, though not all, violations that may result in RoP terminating or suspending your access to a Board or the site. You agree not to do any of the following actions while using any Board:

  • Harass, threaten, embarrass or cause distress or discomfort upon another Board participant, user, or other individual or entity;
  • Transmit any Content in any Board that RoP considers to be disruptive, unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, hateful, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
  • Impersonate on any Board any person, including but not limited to, an RoP committee member or board host;
  • Disrupt the normal flow of dialogue in a RoP chat room or otherwise act in a manner that negatively affects other participants;
  • Post or transmit any unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, or any other forms of solicitation in the Boards;
  • Harvest or use e-mail addresses found on the site for personal, promotional or solicitation purposes.
  • 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 any Board;
  • Invade the privacy or violate any personal or proprietary right of any person or entity; and
  • Infringe the intellectual property rights or similar rights, including but not limited to copyrights and trademarks, of any person or entity.

By posting or uploading Content to any Board or submitting any other Content to RoP, you automatically grant (or warrant that the owner of such rights has expressly granted) RoP a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, sub-license, create derivative works from and distribute such materials or incorporate such Content into any form, medium, or technology now known or later developed throughout the universe. In addition, you warrant that all so-called “moral rights” in those materials have been waived.

You understand that the posting of any Content on any Board shall not be subject to any obligation of confidence on the part of RoP, and RoP shall not be liable for any use or disclosure of any Content. Without limitation of the foregoing, RoP shall exclusively own all now known or hereafter existing rights to the Content of every kind and nature, in perpetuity, throughout the universe and shall be entitled to unrestricted use of the Content for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation to the provider of the Content.

You agree to indemnify RoP for any and all claims, damages, losses, and causes of action arising as a result of your posting or uploading any Content to any Board or submitting any Content to us or your failure to comply with this TOU. While RoP does not and cannot review all Content posted by users of the boards and is not responsible for the content of these postings, RoP reserves the right to delete, move, or edit Content that it, in its sole discretion, deems abusive, defamatory, obscene, in violation of copyright or trademark laws, or otherwise unacceptable or irrelevant.

RoP is not a site which gives legal/medical/financial or personal advice. It is a site devoted to the discussion of the life and works of Jane Austen. Therefore do not ask for any advice of a legal/medical/financial or other personal nature on this site. If you do, any response you receive will be in contravention of our site policy and will be the personal view of the poster replying to you. It will not be the view of the organizing committee. It will not be the view of any one member of the organizing committee.

LINKED SITES

RoP is not necessarily affiliated with sites which may be linked to or from the Site (the “Linked Sites”) and is not responsible for their content. Links from the Site to the Linked Sites are for your convenience only and you access them at your own risk.

NO RESALE / EXPLOITATION

You understand and agree that you may not reproduce, copy, resell, manipulate, or exploit any part of the Site for any commercial purpose.

TERMINATION 

You understand and agree that RoP may, in its sole discretion and at any time, Ban your access to the site or any use of a board, and discard and remove any Content posted or submitted by you to any Board, for any reason. RoP may also, in its sole discretion and at any time, discontinue any Board or limit or restrict any user’s access thereto, for any reason. You understand and agree that RoP may take any one or more of these actions without prior notice to you. Should RoP take any of these actions, it may, in its sole discretion, immediately deactivate and/or delete any or all information posted by you including your Registration Information and submitted Content. You understand and agree that RoP shall not have any liability to you or any other person for any termination of your access to any Board.

DISCLAIMER

THE SITE, THE SITE MATERIALS, AND THE SOFTWARE, IF APPLICABLE, ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, RoP DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. RoP DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE AVAILABILITY OF OR THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE SITE, THE SITE MATERIALS, THE BOARDS OR THE SOFTWARE, WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE OR THE SOFTWARE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. RoP DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE SITE, THE SITE MATERIALS, THE FORUMS OR THE SOFTWARE, IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. YOU (AND NOT RoP) ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR, OR CORRECTION. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE, SHALL RoP BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE SITE, THE SITE MATERIALS, OR THE SOFTWARE, EVEN IF RoP HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY OR EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN NO EVENT SHALL RoP’S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU, IF ANY, FOR ACCESSING THIS SITE.

COPYRIGHT NOTICE

If you believe that any Content appearing on the Site or on any Board has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please forward the following information to the Copyright Agent named below:

      • Your name, address, telephone number, and email address;
      • A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
      • The exact URL or a description of where the alleged infringing material is located;
      • A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
      • A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.

Copyright Agent
The Republic of Pemberley
P. O. Box 560223
Medford, MA 02156

 

PRIVACY STATEMENT

RoP endeavors to be very respectful about the privacy concerns of the visitors to its Web site. RoP also recognizes the valuable potential of technology to help people
communicate with the entities whose Web sites they visit.
Responsible use of the information you share with RoP is paramount. In order to help you
understand the role technology plays in the collection and use of
information you provide RoP, the following guidelines have been
created.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information:

In general, you can visit RoP sites while not providing any personal information other than a first name. In some cases, RoP may automatically collect information about you that is not personally identifiable. Examples of this type of information include the type of Internet Browser you are using, the type of computer operating system you are using, the domain name of your Internet service provider and/or the Web site from which you linked to the RoP site.

Personally Identifiable Information:

RoP will not collect any personally identifiable information about you (e.g., your name, address, telephone number, or email address) unless you provide it to us voluntarily (for
example, when posting on a board or requesting material provided by RoP such as fund raising premiums).

When you do provide us with personally identifiable information, we will take all reasonable and appropriate steps to protect the information you share with us. In this regard, we will
not give, sell or otherwise transfer your personal information to anyone outside the RoP organization unless we first disclosed it to you at the time of collection.

Children under 18 years of age:

RoP has no intention of collecting any personally identifiable information (e.g., name, address, telephone number, or email address) from individuals under eighteen (18) years of age. Unless otherwise disclosed during collection, RoP will not provide any personally identifying information it knowingly receives from individuals under 18 to any third party for any purposes whatsoever. Where appropriate, RoP will specifically instruct individuals under 18 not to submit such information on our Web sites without the consent of a parent or guardian.

If a child has provided us with personally identifiable information, a parent or guardian of that child should contact us by sending an email to manager -at- pemberley.com if they would like this information deleted from our records. We will use reasonable efforts to delete the child’s information from our existing files. Parents are also encouraged to spend time online with their children to become familiar with the types of content available on RoP’s Web site and the Internet in general. Control tools are available from online services and software manufacturers to create a safe environment for kids.

Use of Cookies:

When you visit our Web site, we may store some information on your computer. This
information will be in the form of a “Cookie” or similar file and will help us in many ways. For example, Cookies allow us to tailor a board to let you know when you last visited and how many new messages have been posted. With most Internet Browsers, you can erase Cookies from your computer hard drive, block all Cookies, or receive a warning before a Cookie is stored. Please refer to your Browser instructions or help screen to learn more about these functions.

Other sensitive information:

Whenever you give RoP sensitive information (e.g., credit card numbers), RoP will take all
commercially reasonable steps to protect such information by establishing a secure connection with your Web browser. Credit card numbers are used only for payment processing and are not retained for marketing purposes.

RoP is dedicated to protecting your personal information and welcomes comments and questions on this policy. RoP reserves the right to change this policy at any time by
notifying guests of the existence of a new privacy policy