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Users' Agreement and Privacy Policy

Charleston Newspapers' News Library is an archive service consisting of stories dated 01/01/85 to present. This site will be updated often. You should be able to find articles within the archives 3-4 days after they appear in The Charleston Gazette, Charleston Daily Mail and Sunday Gazette-Mail. Users of this service agree to be bound by terms of the Users' Agreement.

Users' Agreement

All text, photographs, graphics, video and audio content as well as individual articles and content and other elements of Charleston Newspapers' News Library is protected by copyright under the copyright laws of the United States and other countries.

You may not copy, reproduce, distribute, publish, enter into a database, display, perform, modify, create derivative works, transmit, or in any way exploit any part of Charleston Newspapers' News Library. However, you may download material from Charleston Newspapers' News Library for your own personal use by making one print copy or machine readable copy of articles of personal interest only. You may not distribute any part of Charleston Newspapers' News Library over any network, including a local area network, nor sell or offer it for sale. Moreover, these files cannot be used to construct any kind of database.

Charleston Newspapers' News Library prohibits its contents to be displayed by a third party, which includes advertising or other materials that have not been duly authorized by Charleston Newspapers. Neither you nor any third party shall make use of the contents of Charleston Newspapers' News Library in any manner that infringes on our rights, including copyright.

There is currently a $2.95 charge per downloaded article on Charleston Newspapers' News Library. You are responsible for all charges incurred while your account is in use. You may not transfer, sell, or otherwise assign your rights or obligations under this agreement.

Users of Charleston Newspapers' News Library automatically agree to insure and hold harmless Charleston Newspapers, The Daily Gazette Company, Media News Group, Inc. and their directors, officers, shareholders, affiliates, subsidiaries, agents, licensors, heirs, successors and assigns from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including attorneys' fees, resulting from any violations of this agreement or the failure to fulfill any obligations relating to your account incurred by you or any other person using your account.

While Charleston Newspapers strives for perfection, we do not guarantee that this service will be uninterrupted or error-free. There may be delays, omissions, interruptions and inaccuracies in the archives, or in information or other materials available through Charleston Newspapers' News Library. Charleston Newspapers is not responsible for the availability or content of other services that may be linked to the Charleston Newspapers' News Library. Charleston Newspapers does not make any warranties, express or implied, on information or goods advertised or sold through this web site. We do not make any representations, nor do we endorse the accuracy of any statement or other materials displayed or distributed on Charleston Newspapers' News Library or available through links on the site.

Charleston Newspapers makes every effort to prevent the introduction of viruses and other destructive materials to the News Library. However, we do not guarantee that materials downloaded from the site do not contain such destructive features. Furthermore, Charleston Newspapers, nor any agent of Charleston Newspapers, is not liable for any damages incurred which are attributed to viruses or other such harmful elements. If you use this service and any materials available through this service, you do so at your own risk.

Charleston Newspapers, The Daily Gazette Company, Media News Group, Inc., and their directors, officers, shareholders, affiliates, subsidiaries, agents, licensors, heirs, successors and assigns are in no way liable for damages of any kind including loss of revenues or profits, loss of business or loss of data in any way related to the Charleston Newspapers' News Library. Any claim against the Charleston Newspapers' News Library for loss or injury based on errors, omissions, interruptions or other inaccuracies within the archives shall be limited to the amount you paid, if anything, for use of the site.

By continuing to use Charleston Newspapers' News Library, you agree to abide by the terms of this agreement.

Privacy Policy

Charleston Newspapers recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of our customers and prospects.

When signing up for a Charleston Newspapers' Library Card, users are asked a series of questions such as age, gender, e-mail address and zip code. Currently that information is used only for credit card verification purposes. Charleston Newspapers may also use this information to formulate a better idea of the demographics of our users. This will give us valuable information about you and other users and enable us to keep our web sites appealing to customers.

As a general rule, Charleston Newspapers will not disclose any of your personal information unless special circumstances permit -- such as that the law requires it. Personal information gathered is used for internal review and to give our advertisers an overview of characteristics of our users.

We ask children 13 and under to not send any personal information to us, including name, address and E-mail address. Charleston Newspapers does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information of any kind from individuals under 13 years of age and will delete this information immediately if we find out we have unknowingly collected it.

Charleston Newspapers sometimes places "cookies" on the browser of a user's computer. A cookie is a small piece of information a web server can store temporarily on your browser. Cookies enable Charleson Newspapers to store and track information about what web sites users contact on a regular basis. This information may be used for editorial purposes or to measure Internet traffic patterns. This can ensure that users do not see the same ad too many times in a single session. Cookies expire after a set amount of time.

Charleston Newspapers uses the latest encryption technologies, including SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) and PGP (Pretty Good Privacy), to keep credit card and personal information secure.

We do not control the privacy policies of our advertisers, business partners, sponsors or other sites to which we provide hyperlinks.

Internet technology develops at a rapid pace. We maintain flexibility in all of our Internet efforts. If at any time we need to change our policy, we will post these changes as soon as they go into effect.