Terms/Privacy

Terms of Use

Privacy Policy

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Our Terms of Use

The Metro Moms Network is a website, but it’s really a service (referred to as the “Service”) designed to provide Metro Moms with everything they need to successfully meet the challenges of raising children in the New York tri-state area. The Service is operated by Metro Moms Network, LLC; instead hereafter shortened to “The Network,” “we” or “our.” By using the Service, you are agreeing to be bound by these Terms of Use.

The Network is constantly growing and changing, and thus the Terms of Use are subject to change at any time. However, we’ll always let you know when the latest update occurred – just check the “Effective Date” on the bottom of this page. If you keep using the Service afterward, we assume that you have accepted the new Terms of Use.

Use of the Service

You may use this Service solely for personal and non-commercial purposes. Any solicitation of our members/users without prior consent from the Network could result in applicable penalties.

In order to comprehensively cover your community, the Service contains information on businesses, establishments, public services and other third parties, as well as news, feature stories, images, video, audio and other materials. The Service may provide you with other ways to access and use such information and materials – for instance, we give you the option to receive our emails and bookmark our items in other social Networking services. Although we try our best to ensure everything passes muster, The Network makes no guaranty that such information is accurate and your use of the information we provide is at your own risk You agree that you will not hold The Network liable for any inaccurate, incomplete, outdated or missing information on the Service.

Acceptable Use Policy

We want to encourage people to grow, and as such, The Network expects all of its users to be respectful of others. If you notice any violation of this Acceptable Use Policy or other unacceptable behavior by any user, please report it to info@metromoms.net

You are solely responsible for the Content that you post on the Service or transmit to other users. By using the Service, you agree that you will not hold The Network responsible or liable for any Content from other users that you access on the Service. If you object to some of the content, you should not use the Service.

We appreciate honesty and hearing different opinions, there are some types of Content that we simply can’t allow on the website. Types of prohibited items are below, but these are merely examples and the list is not intended to be comprehensive.

The Network reserves the right to determine whether Content is acceptable for the Service.  We may include, edit or remove any Content at any time without notice. Without limitation, you agree that you will not post or transmit to other users anything that contains Content that:

  • is defamatory, abusive, obscene, profane or offensive;
  • infringes or violates another party’s intellectual property rights (such as music, videos, photos or other materials for which you do not have written authority from the owner of such materials to post on the Service);
  • violates any party’s right of publicity or right of privacy;
  • is threatening, harassing or that promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual;
  • promotes or encourages violence;
  • is inaccurate, false or misleading in any way;
  • is illegal or promotes any illegal activities;
  • promotes illegal or unauthorized copying of another person’s copyrighted work or links to them or providing information to circumvent security measures;
  • contains “masked” profanity (e.g., F@&#)
  • contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; or
  • contains any advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation.

We try to stay on top of site postings; however we are under no obligation to screen or monitor Content, but may review Content from time to time at its sole discretion to determine compliance with this Acceptable Use Policy. The Network

When using the Service, you will be exposed to Content from many sources; The Network is not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, safety, or intellectual property rights of or relating to such Content. You acknowledge that you may be exposed to Content that is inaccurate, offensive, indecent or objectionable. If you object to this possibility, you should not use the Service.

All Content is copyrighted, so do not distribute, reproduce or resell any content published on the website.

Termination of Access

In addition to any right or remedy that may be available to us under these Terms of Use or applicable law, we reserve the right to suspend, limit or terminate your account or your access to the Service at any time with or without notice and with or without cause. In addition, we may refer any information on illegal activities, including your identity, to the proper authorities.

Links

In order to provide you with as much relevant information as possible, the Service may contain links to other websites not maintained by us. The links may include listings that provide you with further information, or links that have been included in materials uploaded to the Service by a party other than The Network. Be aware when you leave our Service and read the terms and conditions and privacy statements of every individual website you visit. We are not responsible for the practices or the content of such other websites or services. Despite any links that might exist on the Service, we do not endorse and are not affiliated with such third parties.

Our Proprietary Rights

We work hard on our materials and (surprise) require that you don’t steal them. The Network or its licensors are the exclusive owners of all copy, software, graphics, designs and all copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual property or proprietary rights contained on or used in connection with the Service. Except as set forth herein, you agree not to copy, distribute, modify or make derivative works of any materials without the prior written consent of the owner of such materials. All rights not granted under these Terms of Use are reserved by The Network. If you want to use something but think it might belong to us, please ask before taking it.

No Warranties

The service, including all content made available on or accessed through the service, is provided “as is” and we make no representations or warranties of any kind whatsoever for the content on the service. Further, to the fullest extent permissible by law, we disclaim any express or implied warranties, including, without limitation, non-infringement, title, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. We do not warrant that the functions contained in the service or any materials or content contained therein will be completely secure, uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that the service or the server that makes it available is free of viruses or other harmful components. We shall not be liable for the use of the service, including, without limitation, the content and any errors contained therein provided by third parties. In no event will we be liable under any theory of tort, contract, strict liability or other legal or equitable theory for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, or other consequential damages, lost profits, lost data, lost opportunities, costs of cover, exemplary, punitive, personal injury/wrongful death, each of which is hereby excluded by agreement of the parties regardless of whether or not we have been advised of the possibility of such damages.

If any part of these warranty disclaimers or limitations of liability is found to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, or if we are otherwise found to be liable to you in any manner, then our aggregate liability for all claims under such circumstances for liabilities, shall not exceed the lesser of (i) the amount paid by you for your use of the Service during the prior twelve (12) months or (ii) ten dollars ($10).

Indemnity

The Network cannot be held responsible if you disregard these Terms of Use. You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless The Network, its officers, directors, employees, business partners and agents, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees) arising from: (i) any breach by you of any of these Terms of Use, (ii) your Content, (iii) your use of materials or features available on the Service (except to the extent a claim is based upon infringement of a third party right by materials created by The Network) or (iv) a violation by you of applicable law or any agreement or terms with a third party to which you are subject.

Governing Law

Because the Network is located in New Jersey, the laws of the State of New Jersey govern these Terms of Use. YOU HEREBY EXPRESSLY CONSENT TO EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION AND VENUE IN THE COURTS LOCATED IN HUDSON COUNTY, NEW JSERSEY FOR ALL MATTERS ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS OF USE OR YOUR ACCESS OR USE OF THE SERVICE.

Any claims asserted by you in connection with the Service must be asserted in writing to The Network within one (1) year of the date such claim first arose, or such claim is forever waived by you. Each claim shall be adjudicated individually, and you agree not to combine your claim with the claim of any third party.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) Notice

Materials may be made available via the Service by third parties not within our control. That is to say, we can’t control what other people post. We are under no obligation to, and do not, scan content used in connection with the Service for the inclusion of illegal or impermissible content. However, we respect the copyright interests of others, and it is our policy not to permit materials known by us to infringe another party’s copyright to remain on the Service.

If you believe any materials on the Service infringe a copyright, you should provide us with written notice that at minimum contains:

  1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
  2. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
  3. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;
  4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted;
  5. A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  6. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Please let us know about copyright issues by sending all DMCA notices to our designated agent as follows:

Metro Moms Network, LLC
Attn: Copyright Officer
815-301-2727 fax
Email: info@metromoms.net

It is our policy to end relationships with third parties who repeatedly infringe the copyrights of others. ’

Severability

We consider our Terms of Use to exist as individual parts of a larger whole. If any part of these Terms of Use are held or declared to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason by any court of competent jurisdiction, such provision shall be ineffective but shall not affect any other part of these Terms of Use. This means that even if one part of the Terms is judged unsound, the rest still apply.

Waiver Remedies

The failure by us to partially or fully exercise any rights or the waiver of any breach of these Terms of Use by you shall not prevent a subsequent exercise of such right by us or be deemed a waiver by us of any subsequent breach by you of the same or any other term of these Terms of Use. Our rights and remedies under these Terms of Use shall be cumulative, and the exercise of any such right or remedy shall not limit our right to exercise any other right or remedy.


Privacy Policy

Metro Moms Network promises not to sell your information.

Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.

This site does not use any form of cookies to track your personal information while using any portion of the site. All of your activities remain absolutely private because we have structured our website so you can visit the site without identifying yourself or revealing any personal information.

Types of information we may collect: This privacy Statement covers personal information, non-personal data collection and aggregate reporting.

Personal Information: This is information that is associated with your name or personal identity. Metro Moms Network (“the Network”) uses personal information to understand your needs and interests and to provide you with better service. Once you decide to provide us with your personal information, we assure you it will only be used to support your customer relationship with the Network. The kind of personal information you provide may include name, address, phone number and email address. We place strong emphasis on the trust you have placed in us, so we do not sell, rent or lease your personal information to others.

Non-personal information: This is the data we collect about usage and the service operation that is not associated with a specific personal identity. The Network collects and analyzes non-personal statistical data in order to evaluate how visitors use our website. Non-personal data collected may include the pages you visited, unique URL’s visited with our website, browser type, and IP address.

Who we share your information with: The Network will not sell, rent or lease your personal information to others. We will not share your personal information with third parties except in responding to your requests for services. The Network shares customer information across companies working on our behalf and The Network owned entities, but only as described above in How we use your information. The Network will not share personal information with any third parties without your permission, unless to: (i) respond to duly authorized information requests of governmental authorities, (ii) comply with any law, regulation, subpoena, or court order, (iii) help prevent fraud or enforce or protect the rights and properties of The Network or its subsidiaries; or (iv) to protect the personal safety of The Network employees and third parties on The Network property.

Your information and third-party organizations: Our website contains certain links to third party professional organizations, some which may offer you the option to share your personal information.  The Network privacy statement is completely different from the privacy statement of these organizations so is not responsible with information you provide to these links.

Changes to this statement: If there are updates to the terms of our Online Privacy Statement, we will update changes in this site, so you will always know what information we collect online, how we use it, and what choices you have.

Contacting us: We value your opinions. If you have comments or questions about our Terms of Use or Privacy Policy, please contact us by writing us at the following:

METRO MOMS NETWORK
(815) 301-2727 fax
info@metromoms.net

Effective Date: These Terms of Use and Privacy Policy were last updated on October 24, 2011.