Terms of Use

Last updated March, 2017

PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY; THIS IS A BINDING CONTRACT. The 22nd Century Media website (the "Website") along with its affiliate websites (the "Affiliate Websites") (frankfortstation.com, homerhorizon.com, lockportlegend.com, mokenamessenger.com, newlenoxpatriot.com, opprairie.com, tinleyjunction.com, glenviewlantern.com, northbrooktower.com, wilmettebeacon.com, winnetkacurrent.com, glencoeanchor.com, hplandmark.com, lakeforestleader.com and malibusurfsidenews.com) is a service offered by 22nd Century Media, LLC. This Terms of Use Agreement (the "Terms of Use" or "Agreement") describe the terms and conditions applicable to your access and use of the Website, Affiliate Websites and affiliate sites's services. 22nd Century Media may amend this Agreement at any time by posting the amended Terms of Use on the Website, and you agree that you will be bound by any changes to the Terms of Use. For your convenience, the date of last revision is included at the top of this page. 22nd Century Media may make changes to the Website and Affiliate Websites and/or the services described on the Website and Affiliate Websites at any time. You understand that 22nd Century Media may discontinue or restrict your use of the Website and Affiliate Websites for any reason or no reason with or without notice.

ABOUT THE INFORMATION ON THIS SITE. The content available on the Website and Affiliate websites is intended to be a general information resource and is provided solely on an "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" basis. You are encouraged to confirm the information contained herein. You should not construe 22nd Century Media's publication of the content on the Website and Affiliate Websites as a warranty or guarantee of the quality or availability of any goods or services.

COMMUNICATIONS WITH THIRD PARTIES. Your dealings or communications through the Website and Affiliate Websites with any party other than 22nd Century Media are solely between you and that third party. Under no circumstances will 22nd Century Media be liable for any goods, services, resources or content available through such third party dealings or communications, or for any harm related thereto.

NO PROFESSIONAL ADVICE. You acknowledge that 22nd Century Media does not provide professional advice, and you agree that you will not use the Website and Affiliate Websites as a substitute for or supplement to advice from a qualified professional, whether they be a medical, legal or other professional.

ELIGIBILITY. By using the Website and Affiliate Websites and the affiliate sites, you represent and warrant that (a) all registration information you submit is truthful and accurate; (b) you will maintain the accuracy of such information; (c) you are 13 years of age or older; and (d) your use of the Website, Affiliate Websites and the affiliate sites does not violate any applicable law or regulation.

USE OF MATERIALS ON THIS SITE. 22nd Century Media invites you to view and use a single copy of the Website and Affiliate Websites for your personal, non-commercial use. You agree not to license, create derivative works from, transfer, sell or re-sell any information, content, or services obtained from the Website and Affiliate Websites.

LINKS TO THIS SITE AND USE OF MARKS. The Website and Affiliate websites may contain links to websites operated by other parties. 22nd Century Media provides these links to other websites as a convenience, and use of these sites is at your own risk. The linked sites are not under the control of 22nd Century Media, and 22nd Century Media is not responsible for the content available on the other sites. Such links do not imply 22nd Century Media's endorsement of information or material on any other site and 22nd Century Media disclaims all liability with regard to your access to and use of such linked Websites.

LINKS TO THE WEBSITE OR THE AFFILIATE WEBSITES. Unless otherwise set forth in a written agreement between you and 22nd Century Media, you must adhere to 22nd Century Media's linking policy as follows: (i) the appearance, position and other aspects of the link may not be such as to damage or dilute the goodwill associated with 22nd Century Media's names and trademarks, (ii) the appearance, position and other attributes of the link may not create the false appearance that your organization or entity is sponsored by, affiliated with, or associated with 22nd Century Media, (iii) when selected by a user, the link must display The 22nd Century Media Website and/or Affiliate Websites on full-screen and not within a "frame" on the linking website, and (iv) 22nd Century Media reserves the right to revoke its consent to the link at any time and at its sole discretion.

PLUS SUBSCRIPTIONS. All PLUS Program Subcriptions are set to AUTO-RENEW on signing up. User(s) will need to cancel their subscription in order not to be charged for further billing cycles. All payments will not be refunded. There may be instances where cancellation with pro-rated charges may apply only for users who have completed a full billing cycle.

TRADEMARKS. FrankfortStation.com, Frankfort Station and the Frankfort Station logo are trademarks/service marks of 22nd Century Media. Unauthorized use of any 22nd Century Media trademark, service mark or logo may be a violation of federal and state trademark laws.

HomerHorizon.com, Homer Horizon and the Homer Horizon logo are trademarks/service marks of 22nd Century Media. Unauthorized use of any 22nd Century Media trademark, service mark or logo may be a violation of federal and state trademark laws.

LockportLegend.com, Lockport Legend and the Lockport Legend logo are trademarks/service marks of 22nd Century Media. Unauthorized use of any 22nd Century Media trademark, service mark or logo may be a violation of federal and state trademark laws.

MokenaMessenger.com, Mokena Messenger and the Mokena Messenger logo are trademarks/service marks of 22nd Century Media. Unauthorized use of any 22nd Century Media trademark, service mark or logo may be a violation of federal and state trademark laws.

NewLenoxPatriot.com, New Lenox Patriot and the New Lenox Patriot logo are trademarks/service marks of 22nd Century Media. Unauthorized use of any 22nd Century Media trademark, service mark or logo may be a violation of federal and state trademark laws.

Opprairie.com, Orland Park Prairie and the Orland Park Prairie logo are trademarks/service marks of 22nd Century Media. Unauthorized use of any 22nd Century Media trademark, service mark or logo may be a violation of federal and state trademark laws.

TinleyJunction.com, Tinley Junction and the Tinley Junction logo are trademarks/service marks of 22nd Century Media. Unauthorized use of any 22nd Century Media trademark, service mark or logo may be a violation of federal and state trademark laws.

WilmetteBeacon.com, Wilmette Beacon and the Wilmette Beacon logo are trademarks/service marks of 22nd Century Media. Unauthorized use of any 22nd Century Media trademark, service mark or logo may be a violation of federal and state trademark laws.

WinnetkaCurrent.com, Winnetka Current and the Winnetka Current logo are trademarks/service marks of 22nd Century Media. Unauthorized use of any 22nd Century Media trademark, service mark or logo may be a violation of federal and state trademark laws.

GlenviewLantern.com, Glenview Lantern and the Glenview Lantern logo are trademarks/service marks of 22nd Century Media. Unauthorized use of any 22nd Century Media trademark, service mark or logo may be a violation of federal and state trademark laws.

NorthbrookTower.com, Northbrook Tower and the Northbrook Tower logo are trademarks/service marks of 22nd Century Media. Unauthorized use of any 22nd Century Media trademark, service mark or logo may be a violation of federal and state trademark laws.

HPLandmark.com, Highland Park Landmark  and the Highland Park Landmark logo are trademarks/service marks of 22nd Century Media. Unauthorized use of any 22nd Century Media trademark, service mark or logo may be a violation of federal and state trademark laws.

GlencoeAnchor.com, Glencoe Anchor and the Glencoe Anchor logo are trademarks/service marks of 22nd Century Media. Unauthorized use of any 22nd Century Media trademark, service mark or logo may be a violation of federal and state trademark laws.

LakeForestLeader.com, Lake Forest Leader and the Lake Forest Leader logo are trademarks/service marks of 22nd Century Media. Unauthorized use of any 22nd Century Media trademark, service mark or logo may be a violation of federal and state trademark laws.

NOTICE FOR CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT. If you are a copyright owner or agent thereof and believe that content posted on the Website and Affiliate Websites by a 22nd Century Media user infringes upon your copyright, please submit notice, pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. § 512(c)) to our Copyright Agent with the following information: (a) an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright; (b) a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; (c) the URL of the location on our website containing the material that you claim is infringing; (d) your address, telephone number, and email address; (e) 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; and (f) 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. Our Copyright Agent can be reached by mail at: Orland Park Prairie, LLC, ATTN: COPYRIGHT AGENT, 11516 W. 183rd St., Office Condo#3 Unit SW - Orland Park, IL 60467, by phone at (708) 326.9170 or by email at copyright@22ndCenturyMedia.com. Please note that attachments cannot be accepted at the email address for security reasons. Accordingly, any notification of infringement submitted electronically with an attachment will not be received or processed.

DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. ALL CONTENT ON THE WEBSITE AND AFFILIATE WEBSITES IS PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN "AS IS" "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. 22ND CENTURY MEDIA MAKES NO WARRANTY AS TO THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR RELIABILITY OF ANY CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WEBSITE AND AFFILIATE WEBSITES. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR VERIFYING ANY INFORMATION BEFORE RELYING ON IT. USE OF THE WEBSITE AND AFFILIATE WEBSITES AND THE CONTENT AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE AND AFFILIATE WEBSITES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.

22ND CENTURY MEDIA MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT USE OF THE WEBSITE AND AFFILIATE WEBSITES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR TAKING ALL NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS TO ENSURE THAT ANY CONTENT YOU MAY OBTAIN FROM THE WEBSITE AND AFFILIATE WEBSITES IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL CODE. 

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, 22ND CENTURY MEDIA DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, AND FURTHER DISCLAIMS ALL LOSSES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR SPECIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE WEBSITE AND AFFILIATE WEBSITES, EVEN IF 22ND CENTURY MEDIA HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, 22ND CENTURY MEDIA'S AGGREGATE LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT AND YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE AND AFFILIATE WEBSITES SHALL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU TO 22ND CENTURY MEDIA DURING THE SIX (6) MONTHS PRIOR TO THE DATE THE APPLICABLE CAUSE OF ACTION AROSE.

INDEMNITY. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold 22nd Century Media, its subsidiaries, and affiliates, and their respective officers, agents, partners and employees, harmless from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, due to or arising out of your use of the Website and Affiliate websites and/or breach of this Agreement.

COPYRIGHT. The Website and Affiliate Websites are protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. Except for your use as authorized above, you may not modify, reproduce or distribute the content, design or layout of the Website and Affiliate websites, or individual sections of the content, design or layout of the Website and Affiliate Websites, without 22nd Century Media's express prior written permission.

LOCATION. The 22nd Century Media Website and/or Affiliate Websites are operated by 22nd Century Media from its offices in the United States. Those who choose to access the 22nd Century Media Website and/or Affiliate Websites from locations outside the United States do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws.

CHILDREN. The 22nd Century Media Website and Affiliate Websites are not directed toward children under 13 years of age nor does 22nd Century Media knowingly collect information from children under 13. If you are under 13, please do not submit any personally identifiable information to 22nd Century Media.

PRIVACY POLICY. By agreeing to these terms, you acknowledge that 22nd Century Media may collect, use and disclose your information as described in our Privacy Policy.

CODE OF CONDUCT. You agree to read and abide by the terms of the code of conduct available at https://www.22ndcenturymedia.com/code-conduct (the "Code of Conduct"), incorporated by this reference herein, as updated from time-to-time by 22nd Century Media in its sole and absolute discretion.

USER CONTENT. The Website and Affiliate Websites enable their users to post content, including without limitation public messages, photographs, videos and classified ads (hereinafter, "User Content") that may be viewable by other Website users. By posting, providing, or otherwise making available any User Content, you hereby grant to 22nd Century Media a worldwide, irrevocable, royalty-free, nonexclusive, limited license to reproduce, use, adapt, modify, publish, translate, publicly perform, publicly display, distribute and create derivative works from such User Content in any form, and 22nd Century Media may sublicense all or part of its rights under this license or assign them to third parties. You waive all moral rights with respect to any User Content. You also represent and warrant that: (i) you own the content posted by you on or through The 22nd Century Media Website and Affiliate Websites or otherwise have the right to grant the license set forth in this section; (ii) your posting of the content on or through the Website and Affiliate Websites does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights or any other rights of any person; and (iii) your posting of the User Content is in compliance with the Code of Conduct. You acknowledge that 22nd Century Media does not pre-screen User Content, but reserves the right (but does not assume the obligation) in its sole discretion to reject, move, edit or remove any User Content that is contributed to the Website and Affiliate Websites. Without limiting the foregoing, 22nd Century Media shall have the right to remove any User Content that violates this Agreement (including without limitation the Code of Conduct), or is otherwise objectionable as determined in 22nd Century Media's sole and absolute discretion. You acknowledge that 22nd Century Media does not verify, adopt, ratify, or sanction User Content, and you agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, your use of User Content or your reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of User Content. You are solely responsible for the content that you post on or through the Website and Affiliate Websites, and you agree that you will indemnify, defend, and hold harmless 22nd Century Media and its affiliates for all claims resulting from content you supply.

PASSWORD. You may be assigned a username and password with which to access user-only areas of the Website and Affiliate websites. You agree not to use the username or password of another 22nd Century Media user at any time or to disclose your password to any third party. You agree to notify 22nd Century Media immediately if you suspect any unauthorized use of your username or access to your password. You are solely responsible for any and all uses of your username and password.

EMAIL. Email submissions over the internet may not be secure. Please do not email 22nd Century Media any personal or confidential information.

CHOICE OF LAW/FORUM. All claims arising out of this Agreement or relating to the Website and Affiliate Websites will be governed by the laws of the State of Illinois, excluding the application of its conflicts of law rules. Any legal action or proceeding arising out of this Agreement or relating to the Website and Affiliate Websites shall be brought exclusively in a federal or state court of competent jurisdiction sitting in Chicago, Illinois. YOU AGREE THAT NO CLAIM ARISING OUT OF THIS AGREEMENT OR YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE AND AFFILIATE WEBSITES MAY BE BROUGHT AS A CLASS ACTION.

MISCELLANEOUS. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck and the remaining provisions shall be enforced. Headings are for reference purposes only and in no way define, limit, construe or describe the scope or extent of such section. 22nd Century Media's failure to act with respect to any failure by you or others to comply with these Terms of Use does not waive 22nd Century Media's right to act with respect to subsequent or similar failures. These Terms of Use set forth the entire understanding and agreement between you and 22nd Century Media with respect to the subject matter hereof; provided, however, that it shall be read in conjunction with any 22nd Century Media user agreement(s) entered into by you. Any cause of action or claim you may have with respect to this Agreement or the Website and Affiliate websites must be commenced within six (6) months after the claim or cause of action arises or such claim or cause of action shall be barred

VIOLATIONS AND ADDITIONAL POLICIES. 22nd Century Media reserves the right to seek all remedies available at law and in equity for violations of this Agreement and/or the rules and regulations set forth on the Website and Affiliate websites, including without limitation the right to block access from a particular internet address.

PLUS PROMO CODE POLICY : ALL Promo Code promotions applied to All Annual and Monthly subscriptions are valid only for Single Use and promotion maybe cancelled at any time unless specified. After the recurring period, rates will return to normal subscription rates.

ATHLETE OF THE YEAR :   22nd Century Media is holding a runoff vote for its annual Athlete of the Year competition. The contest features two Athlete of the Year finalists. The contest begins Thursday, March 10, and runs through Thursday, March 17. The winner is to receive a prize package from Southwest businesses. Vote online at each newspaper's website. The contest is restricted to one vote per person only. 22nd Century Media reserves the right to disqualify a candidate or cancel the contest if fraudulent voting is found to be an issue, and that decision is to be made at the publisher's sole discretion.

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