Conditions of Use
WWCGSS.org is owned and operated by the Western Wayne County Genealogical Society (WWCGS). Your use of this site indicates that you are bound by this agreement with us. If you do not agree with any of these terms and conditions, do not use the site. WWCGS may alter this agreement at any time. Check each time you use the site for changes to the agreement. Your continued use of the site after any change indicates your acceptance of that change. If you do not accept the change, do not use the site.
All content on this site is owned, copyrighted or licensed by WWCGS. WWCGS.org is protected by copyright as a collective work, compilation, and/or original work, pursuant to United States copyright laws, international conventions, and other copyright laws. You are licensed to review, download, and print the content only for your personal or professional genealogical and family history research. You may not publish material from this site in whole or in part in any electronic, print or other medium, except as unique elements that are part of a unique family history or genealogy.
You may not use this site or content therein (including names and contact information for those who submit information) for any purpose other than your personal or professional client family history research, including, but not limited to, contacting individuals for purposes other than genealogical research, selling or promoting products or services, soliciting clients or any other commercial purpose. Violation of this license may result in immediate termination of your membership and may result in legal action for injunction, damages, or both.
By using this site you represent ALL of the following:
|– all registration information you submit will be true, accurate, current, and complete;|
|– you will maintain the accuracy of such information and promptly update such registration information as necessary;|
|– you are not a minor in the jurisdiction in which you reside, or if a minor, you have received parental permission to use this site;|
|– you will not access the site through automated or non-human means, whether through a bot, script or otherwise;|
|– you will not use the site for any illegal or unauthorized purpose;|
|– your use of the site will not violate any applicable law or regulation.|
|If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, we have the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the site (or any portion thereof).|
Purchases and Payments
We accept the following forms of payment: PayPal, Discover, American Express, Mastercard, Visa, mailed check.
You agree to provide current, complete, and accurate purchase and account information for all purchases made via the site. You further agree to promptly update account and payment information, including email address payment method and payment card expiration date, so that we can complete your transactions and contact you as needed. We may change prices at any time. All payments shall be in U.S. dollars.
You agree to pay all charges at the prices then in effect for your purchases and any applicable shipping fees, and you authorize us to charge your chosen payment provider for any such amounts upon placing your order. If your order is subject to recurring charges, then you consent to our charging your payment method on a recurring basis without requiring your prior approval for each recurring charge, until such time as you cancel the applicable order. We reserve the right to correct any errors or mistakes in pricing, even if we have already requested or received payment.
We reserve the right to refuse any order placed through the site. We may, in our sole discretion, limit or cancel quantities purchased per person, per household, or per order. These restrictions may include orders placed by or under the same customer account, the same payment method, and/or orders that use the same billing or shipping address. We reserve the right to limit or prohibit orders that, in our sole judgment, appear to be placed by dealers, resellers, or distributors.
You may not access or use the site for any purpose other than that for which we make the site available. The site may not be used in connection with any commercial endeavors except those that are specifically endorsed or approved by us.
As a user of this site, you agree not to:
|1. Systematically retrieve data or other content from the site to create re-compile, directly or indirectly, a collection, compilation, database, or directory.|
|2. Make any unauthorized use of the site, including collecting usernames and/or email addresses of users by electronic or other means for the purpose of sending unsolicited email, or creating user accounts by automated means or under false pretenses.|
|3. Use the site to advertise or offer to sell goods and services.|
|4. Circumvent, disable, or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the site including features that present or restrict the use or copying of any content or enforce limitations on the use of the site and/or the content contained therein.|
|5. Engage in unauthorized framing of or Iinking to the site.|
|6. Trick, defraud, or mislead us and other users, especially in any attempt to learn sensitive account information such as user passwords.|
|7. Make improper use of our support services or submit false reports of abuse or misconduct.|
|8. Engage in any automated use of the system, such as using scripts to send comments or messages, or using any data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools.|
|9. Interfere with, disrupt, or create an undue burden on the site or the networks or services connected to the site.|
|10. Attempt to impersonate another user or person or use the username of another user.|
|11. Sell or otherwise transfer your profile.|
|12. Use any information obtained from the site in order to harass, abuse, or harm another person.|
|13. Use the site as part of any effort to compete with us or otherwise use the site and/or the content for any revenue-generating endeavor or commercial enterprise.|
|14. Decipher, decompile, disassemble, or reverse engineer any of the software comprising or in any way making up a part of the site.|
|15. Attempt to bypass any measures of the site designed to prevent or restrict access to the site, or any portion of the site.|
|16. Harass, annoy, intimidate, or threaten any of our members or agents engaged in providing any portion of this site to you.|
|17. Delete the copyright or other proprietary rights notice from any content.|
|19. Upload or transmit (or attempt to upload or transmit) viruses, Trojan horses, or other material, including excessive use of capital letters and shamming (continuous posting of repetitive text), that interferes with any partys uninterrupted use and enjoyment of the Site or modifies, impairs, disrupts, alters, or interferes with the use, features, functions, operation, or maintenance of the site.|
|20. Upload or transmit (or attempt to upload or to transmit) any material that acts as a passive or active information collection or transmission mechanism, including without limitation, clear graphics, interchange formats (“gifs”), 1×1 pixels, web bugs, cookies, or other similar devices (sometimes referred to as “spyware” or “passive collection mechanisms” or “pcms”).|
|21. Except as may be the result of standard search engine or Internet browser usage, use, launch, develop, or distribute any automated system, including without Imitation, any spider, robot, cheat utility, scraper, or offline reader that accesses the site, or using or launching any unauthorized script or other software.|
|22. Disparage, mock, or otherwise harm, in our opinion, us and/or the site.|
|23. Use the site in a manner inconsistent with any applicable laws or regulations.|
User Generated Contributions
|1. The creation, distribution, transmission, public display, or performance, and the accessing, downloading, or copying of your contributions do not and will not infringe the proprietary rights, including but not limited to the copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, or moral rights of any third party.|
|2. You are the creator and owner of or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, releases, and permissions to use and to authorize us and other users of the site to use your contributions in any manner contemplated by the site and these Terrns of Use.|
|4. Your contributions are not false, inaccurate, or misleading.|
|5. Your Contributions are not unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, pyramid schemes, chain letters, spam, mass mailings, or other forms of solicitation.|
|6. Your contributions are not obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, violent, harassing, libelous, slanderous, or otherwise objectionable (as determined by us).|
|7. Your contributions do not ridicule, mock, disparage, intimidate, or abuse anyone.|
|8. Your contributions are not used to harass or threaten (in the legal sense of those terms) any other person and to promote violence against a specific person or class of people.|
|9. Your contributions do not violate any appllcable law, regulation, or rule.|
|10. Your contributions do not violate the privacy or publicity rights of any third party.|
|11. Your contributions do not contain any material that solicits personal information from anyone under the age of 18 or exploits people under the age of 13 in a sexual or violent manner.|
|12. Your contributions do not violate any applicable law concerning child pornography, or otherwise intended to protect the health or well-being of minor.|
|13. Your contributions do not include any offensive comments that are connected to race, national origin, gender, sexual preference, neurotype or physical disability.|
By submitting suggestions or other feedback regarding the site, you agree that we can use and share such feedback or any purpose without compensation to you.
We do not assert any ownership over your contributions. You retain full ownership of all of your contributions and any intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights assocated with your contributions. We are not liable for any statements or representations your contributions provided by you in any area on the site. You are solely responsible for your contributions to the site and you expressly agree to exonerate us from any and all responsibility and to refrain from any legal action against us regarding your contributions.
Third-Party Websites and Content
WWCGS.org contains links to other websites that WWCGS believes could be of help to you in your genealogical research. These sites are not maintained or controlled by us and we are not responsible for their content. Although we have made an effort in good faith to link only to tasteful, appropriate sites, some may contain inappropriate or objectionable material. If you find such material while using WWCGS.org, please notify us immediately. Due to the monumental number of sites appearing and being removed from the Internet on any given day, it is impossible to list or link to all possible genealogical web sites. We believe that those who make information available on the Internet expect that it will be held as publicly available information. Therefore, we believe that linking to other sites is consistent with the expectations of those who use the Internet. If we happen to provide a link to a particular site that without warning becomes restricted, the site operator should promptly notify us.
If you decide to leave WWCGS.org and access any of the third-party websites or to use or install any third-party content, you do so at your own risk, and you should be aware these Terms of no longer govern. You should review the applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of any website to which you navigate from the site or relating to any applications you use or instaII from the site. Any purchases you make through Third-Party websites will be through other websites and from other companies, and we take no responsibility whatsoever in relation to such purchases which are exclusively between you and the applicable third party. You agree and acknowledge that we do not endorse the products or services offered on third-party websites and you shall hold us harmless from any harm caused by your purchase of such products or services. Additionally, you shall hold us harmless from any losses sustained by you or harm caused to you relating to or resulting in any way from any third-party content or any contact with third-party websites.
If we terminate or suspend your account for any reason, you are prohibited from registering and creating a new account under your name, a fake or borrowed name, or the name of any third party, even if you may be acting on behalf of the third party. In addition to terminating or suspending your account, we reserve the right to take appropriate legal action, including without limitation pursuing civil, criminal, and injunctive redress.
If WWCGS receives notice or otherwise discovers that you have posted material that infringes another party’s copyright or trademark rights or violates another party’s rights of privacy or publicity, WWCGS may terminate your access to the website, including all of your privileges or accounts that you may have established in connection with the website.
Modifications and Interruptions
We reserve the right to change, modify, or remove the contents of the site at any time or for any reason at our sole discretion without notice. However, we have no obligation to update any information on our site. We also reserve the right to modify or discontinue all or part of the marketplace offerings without notice at any time. We will not be liable to you or any third party for any modification, price change, suspension, or discontinuance of the site or the marketplace offerings.
Western Wayne County Genealogical Society reserves the right to change these terms and conditions from time to time. The changes take effect when we post them on WWCGS.org.
This website is controlled and operated by WWCGS in the state of Michigan in the United States of America. The Western Wayne County Genealogical Society makes no representation that materials on the website are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who choose to access the website 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. The website is not intended to subject WWCGS to the laws or jurisdiction of any state, country, or territory other than the state of Michigan and the United States of America.
Any dispute that arises will be discussed on an individual basis as how to resolve it.
There may be information on the site that contains typographical errors, inaccuracies, or omissions that may relate to the marketplace offerings, including descriptions, pricing, availability, and various other information. We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies, or omissions and to change or update the information on the site at any time, without prior notice.
THE SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN AS-IS AND AS-AVAILABLE BASIS. YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE SERVICES WILL BE AT YOUR SOLE RISK. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE AND YOUR USE THEREOF, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT WE MAKE NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE SITE’S CONTENT OR THE CONTENT OF ANY WEBSITES LINKED TO THIS SITE AND WE WILL ASSUME NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY (1) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT AND MATERIALS, (2) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SITE, (3) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN, (4) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM THE SITE, (5) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH THE SITE BY ANY THIRD PARTY, AND/OR MANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT AND MATERIALS OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE SITE. WE DO NOT WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE, OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE ADVERTISED OR OFFERED BY A THIRD PARTY THROUGH THE SITE, ANY HYPERLINKED WEBSITE, OR ANY WEBSITE OR MOBILE APPLICATION FEATURED IN ANY BANNER OR OTHER ADVERTISING, AND WE WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND ANY THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. AS WITH THE PURCHASE OF A PRODUCT OR SERVICE THROUGH ANY MEDIUM OR IN ANY ENVIRONMENT, YOU SHOULD USE YOUR BEST JUDGMENT AND EXERCISE CAUTION WHERE APPROPRIATE.
Limitations of Liability
WWCGS provides all content “AS IS”, and without any warranty of any kind. The information, products, and services included on this Web Service may include inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically made to the information herein. The Western Wayne County Genealogical Society makes no representations concerning the suitability, reliability or accuracy of the content or the service provided on WWCGS.org for any purpose. We disclaim all warranties, expressed or implied, in connection with the content and the services provided, including conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement. In no case will we be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, special or other damages including, without limitation, lost or delay of use, lost profits, loss of data or any other damage in contract, tort, equity or any other legal theory, even if advised of the possibility thereof. Because some states/jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, this limitation may not apply in part to you. If you are dissatisfied with this website or any terms of its use, your sole remedy is to discontinue using it.
We will maintain certain data that you transmit to the site for the purpose of managing the performance of the site, as well as data relating to your use of the site. Although we perform regular routine backups of data, you are solely responsible for all data that you transmit or that relates to any activity you have undertaken using the site. You agree that we shall have no liability to you for any loss or corruption of any such data, and you hereby waive any rIght of action against us arising from any such loss or corruption of such data.
Electronic Communications, Transactions, and Signatures
Visiting the site, sending us emails, and completing online forms constitute electronic communications. You consent to receive electronic communications, and you agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications we provide to you electronically, via email and on the site, satisfy any legal requirement that such communication be in writing. You hereby agree to the use of electronic signatures, contracts, orders, and other records, and to electronic delivery of notices, policies, and records of transactions initiated or completed by us or via the site. You hereby waive any right or requirements under any statutes, regulations, rules, ordinances, or other laws in any jurisdiction which require an original signature or delivery or retention of non-electronic records, or to payments or the granting of credits by any means other than electronic means.
Except for material in the public domain under United States copyright law, all material contained on the website (including all software, HTML code, Java applets, Active X controls and other code) is protected by United States and foreign copyright laws. Except as otherwise expressly provided in these Terms and Conditions, you may not copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, modify, rewrite, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any material contained on the website without the prior consent of the copyright owner. None of the material contained on the WWCGS site may be reverse-engineered, disassembled, decompiled, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, translated into any language or computer language, retransmitted in any form or by any means (electronic, mechanical, photo-reproduction, recordation, or otherwise) resold or redistributed without the prior written consent of the Western Wayne County Genealogical Society. Violation of this provision may result in severe civil and criminal penalties. You may make single copies of materials displayed on the website for your own personal and noncommercial use only, provided that any copies include the copyright and other notices displayed with the materials on the website. You may not distribute such copies to others, whether or not for a charge or other consideration, without prior written permission from WWCGS or the copyright owner of the copied material. Requests to reproduce materials on the website for distribution or other purposes should be sent to: WWCGS P.O. Box 530063, Livonia, MI 48153
WWCGS will not tolerate copyright infringement of any kind. WWCGS does not, however, monitor user-submitted materials for copyright infringement. If you believe that any material on the website infringes your copyright, you may seek to have the material removed by sending the Western Wayne County Genealogical Society notice that includes all of the following information: your full name, address and telephone number, your email address, identification of the copyrighted work(s) that you believe is being infringed, identification of the infringing material and information sufficient for WWCGS to locate the material, your statement of good faith belief that (a) the material infringes your copyright(s), (b) the information provided in the notice is accurate, and (c) under penalty of perjury, you are authorized to act for the copyright owner, and your physical signature. Send all information to WWCGS: PO Box 530063, Livonia, MI 48153 or email@example.com Upon receipt of notice complying with the above requirements, WWCGS will act to remove infringing materials and, if applicable, send notice to the user that posted such materials on the website.
Unless you are subsequently advised otherwise by the Western Wayne County Genealogical Society, you are hereby licensed to create hyperlinks to the content on the website, provided that the hyperlink accurately describes the content as it appears on the website and is not in that portion reserved for members only – “Members Access”. WWCGS reserves the right to revoke this license generally, or your right to use specific links, at any time. Under no circumstances may you use iFrames or “frame” the website or any of its content or copy portions of the website to a server, except as part of an Internet service provider’s incidental caching of pages. Each page within the website must be displayed in full (including all trademarks, branding, advertising and promotional materials), without any accompanying frame, border, margin, design, branding, trademark, advertising, or promotional materials not originally displayed on the page within the website.
In order to resolve a complaint regarding the site or to receive further information regarding use of the site, please contact us at: Western Wayne County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 530063, Livonia, Michigan 48153 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Recording of Events
WWCGS does not permit audio or video recording during any of the monthly meetings or other live presentations – except by written permission. Recordings of webinars is also prohibited.
Photography by WWCGS
The Western Wayne County Genealogical Society reserves the right to photograph classes, events, programs, and participants. Use of photographs may be used by WWCGS for promotional purposes and may be used in publications and media communications in any format as WWCGS decides without any obligation to provide compensation to those photographed. Attendance at WWCGS programs and events constitutes consent to be photographed for use in print and/or electronic publicity for WWCGS.
Social Media Policy
WWCGS permits and encourages the use of social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and blogging at the meetings as a way to summarize, highlight, excerpt, review, critique, and promote the presented materials, syllabus materials, or the conference in general, provided that copyright law is observed; verbatim information is limited to a few quotes; and the author or speaker is referenced and cited appropriately.
Use the hashtag #WWCGS or #WWCGenSoc for social media posts.