User Agreement

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These terms may change at any time in the future. Y? The National Forum On People's Differences will endeavor to post general notices of such changes, but no individual notice of changes to Users will be provided. So check back periodically and review the Agreement below to ensure you still agree to abide by it. Unless you terminate your registration, you will be bound by any subsequent change in the terms of this User Agreement.

All material published on or submitted to Y? The National Forum On People's Differences (hereafter referred to as "Y?"; web site address http://www.yforum.com) is copyrighted by Phillip J. Milano.

Users of this service may not reproduce, republish or redistribute material on the web site in any form without the express written consent of Y?, Phillip J. Milano, or copyright holder.

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Conditions of Use

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE. By using this site, you signify your assent to these terms of use. If you do not agree to these terms of use, do not use the site.

POSTINGS, MESSAGE BOARDS AND CHAT ROOMS

By registering with Y? or by using the service, you agree that we may use and disclose, as we see fit, consistent with applicable law, any information you provide, or that we obtain concerning your use of the service. Y? is designed to let users engage in an open exchange of information and express opinions.

Y? and Phillip J. Milano are not responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement or information posted on its forums, chat rooms, bulletin boards or elsewhere on the site. Please be respectful of other individuals using these forums, chat rooms or bulletin boards. Use common sense. Do not use vulgar or abusive language. Do not use any language that would subject someone to hatred, distrust, ridicule, contempt or disgrace. Do not use this forum for advertising or other forms of solicitation. Please use this forum to have fun and take part in Y?.

Given the nature of this electronic forum and the volume of the messages and postings, Y? and Phillip J. Milano cannot monitor all of the material posted or transmitted by users and third-party information providers.

Y? and Phillip J. Milano do not review unscreened postings, and cannot and DO NOT REVIEW postings made in the chat rooms or bulletin boards. You may well read any given posting before anyone on the Y? staff does. Take what you find with a grain of salt. You can expect these areas to include information and opinions from a variety of individuals and organizations other than Y? We DO NOT endorse or guarantee the accuracy of any posting, regardless of whether the posting comes from a user or from a celebrity or "expert" guest. In short, there is no substitute for healthy skepticism and your own good judgment.

Responsibility for what is posted in the chat rooms, forums and other public posting areas on Y? lies with each User. You alone are responsible for the material you post. By using Y? you agree not to post or transmit any defamatory, abusive, obscene, threatening or illegal material, or any other material that infringes on the ability of others to enjoy Y? or that infringes on the rights of others. We retain the right to revoke the access privileges of anyone we believe has violated any of these terms or any other term of this agreement.

Although Y? cannot monitor all the postings in any chat room, we reserve the right (but assume no obligation) to delete any postings that come to our attention that we consider unacceptable or inappropriate, whether for legal or other reasons. We will not, in the ordinary course of business, review private electronic messages that are not addressed to Y? However, we will comply with the requirements of the law regarding disclosure of such messages to others, including law enforcement agencies.

We reserve the right to remove or ban any user for inappropriate conduct from Y? We expect that you will not use this service to violate anyone's rights in copyrights, trademarks or other intellectual property. By submitting material to us, you are representing that you are the owner of the material, or are making your submission with the explicit consent of the owner. Submitting material that is the property of another without the specific consent of its owner is not only a violation of this agreement, but may also subject you to legal liability for infringement of copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights. If you are not the owner of such content, you shall be deemed to have warranted that the owner of the content has expressly granted to you a similar license.

By posting to the site, Users agree their Pre-screened Comments may receive editing at the sole discretion of Phillip J. Milano and any other of Y?'s principals for, but not limited to, space considerations, grammar, readability and civility. Users agree that Comments posted that are pre-screened containing, but not limited to, grammatical errors, hostile or abusive language, profanity, vulgarity, assumed truths or preconceived notions, are allowed to be edited to conform to the non-confrontational standards set up by Y? in its guidelines, which are clearly posted on the site. Users of Y? hereby agree to these conditions by using this site or making any posting of Comments to it.

RESTRICTIONS ON USE OF MATERIALS

No material from Y? or any Web site owned, operated, licensed or controlled by Y? or Phillip J. Milano may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted or distributed in any way, without the prior written permission of Y? and Phillip J. Milano, except that you may download one copy of the materials on any single computer for your personal, non-commercial home use only, provided you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices. Modification of the materials or use of the materials for any other purpose is a violation of Y? and Phillip J. Milano's copyright and other proprietary rights.

SUBMISSIONS

All comments, suggestions, ideas, notes, concepts or other information disclosed or offered to Y? The National Forum On People's Differences shall be deemed and shall remain the property of Y? and Phillip J. Milano, and Y? and Phillip J. Milano shall not be liable for any use or disclosure of any Comments. Without limitation of the foregoing, Y? and Phillip J. Milano exclusively own all now known or hereafter existing rights to the Comments of every kind and nature throughout the universe and shall be entitled to unrestricted use of the Comments for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, including but not limited to republication in any future syndicated print, web site, electronic media or broadcast material or as material compiled in book form, without compensation to the provider of the Comments. Without limitation of the foregoing, material and Comments submitted and used in future or present column or book form are also the property of Phillip J. Milano under an "editor's" or "compilation" copyright (copyyright in the work done to select, edit, collect, correct, typeset and publish the work). Phillip J. Milano asserts and holds copyright in the collection of Comments, as well as in their format and arrangement, under the "fair use" clauses of copyright law. Individual Comments may be used by users in small quantities for personal purposes. No substantial part of the collection of Comments on this web site or in any future or present syndicated column or book may be reproduced without the express permission of Phillip J. Milano.

JURISDICTIONAL ISSUES

Y? The National Forum On People's Differences and Phillip J. Milano make no representation that materials in the site are appropriate or available for use in other locations outside the United States. Those who choose to access this site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.

TERMINATION

This agreement will terminate immediately without notice from Y? and Phillip J. Milano if in Y? and Phillip J. Milano's sole discretion you fail to comply with any term or provision of this agreement. Upon termination, you must destroy all materials obtained from this site, whether made under the terms of this agreement or otherwise.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

Neither Y? nor Phillip J. Milano, affiliates, principals or content providers make any warranties, either expressed or implied, including any warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, as to the information contained in this website. Neither Y? nor any of its affiliates, principals or content providers shall have any liability for the accuracy of the information, the contents of advertisements, or for any opinions, assertions or omissions contained in this website. In no event shall Y?, its affiliates, principals or content providers be liable for claims or losses of any nature including, without limitation, lost profits, punitive, consequential, special or exemplary damages.

Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall Y? or Phillip J. Milano be liable for any special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the materials in this site, even if Y? or Phillip J. Milano's authorized representatives have been advised of the possibility of such damages. Applicable law may not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability or incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. In no event shall Y? or Phillip J. Milano'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.

Phillip J. Milano shall not be held liable or responsible for the opinions expressed by contributors or columnists on Y?

LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY SITES

Certain hyperlinks provided in this web site allow users to leave the Y? web site. Hyper-link sites are not under the control of Y? or Phillip J. Milano and Y? and Phillip J. Milano are not responsible for the contents of any hyper-linked site or any hyper-linked site contained in a hyper-linked site. Inclusion of a hyper-linked site by Y? does not constitute an endorsement of the hyper-linked site by Y?

OTHER

This agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Florida, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. If any provision of this agreement shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. This is the entire agreement between the parties relating to the subject matter herein and shall not be modified except in writing, signed by both parties.

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