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Acceptable Use Policy

Weather Compass has enacted an Acceptable Use Policy to secure the rules and regulations that govern this website.  This policy is subject to change without notice.  Violations to any of these rules will be handled accordingly on a case-by-case basis.

  Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing or using Weather Compass. By accessing or using any part of this site, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this agreement. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access Weather Compass or use any services. If these terms and conditions are considered an offer by Weather Compass, acceptance is expressly limited to these terms. Weather Compass is available only to individuals who are at least 13 years old. 

 

Weather Compass' Privacy Policy is located at Guest Relations.

 

Section 1:  General Use

a) This site is owned by Weather Compass and Casey Prizzi (CEO) and is hosted through Webs.  Guests must adhere to Webs' rules, regulations, and policies.
b) Weather Compass is strictly news/media site.  This site should be used for lawful purposes only.
c) Weather Compass is intended for anyone 13 years of age or older; however, we recommend that if you are under the age of 13 that an adult accompanies you.
d) Weather Compass WILL NOT accept any information (personal or non personal) from anyone under the age of 13 even with a parent's consent.  This means that children under the age of 13 are prohibited from contacting Weather Compass through any contact form, blog, telephone, or directly through email for whatever reason. 
e)  Disclaimer of Warranties: Weather Compass is provided “as is”. Weather Compass and its suppliers and licensors hereby disclaim all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Neither Weather Compass nor its suppliers and licensors, makes any warranty that the Website will be error free or that access thereto will be continuous or uninterrupted. You understand that you download from, or otherwise obtain content or services through, Weather Compass at your own discretion and risk.
Section 2:  Limitations on use
a) Weather Compass is registered with a Creative Commons License and is copyrighted through Webs.  Users are forbidden to copy any material on Weather Compass without written permission from a Weather Compass official.
b) Certain websites gave Weather Compass special permission to use their content on our site.  This does not mean that you are in any way, allowed to copy other website's material that is displayed on Weather Compass.
c) You are prohibited from emailing or uploading anything that is copyrighted on Weather Compass.
d) You agree not to use the Weather Compass site or services to:
• Upload, post or otherwise transmit any data or content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy or without anothers permission, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable to any person for any reason, natural or corporate;

• Harm minors in any way; impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a Weather Compass official, forum leader, guide or host, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;

• Upload, post or otherwise transmit any falsified, composite, or otherwise non-authentic depictions of events, entities or persons (spoofs);

• Upload, post or otherwise transmit any content that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements);

• Upload, post or otherwise transmit any content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party;

• Upload, post or otherwise transmit any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," "phishing" or any other form of solicitation, including, without limitation, the solicitation of users to become subscribers of other on-line information services competitive with Weather Compass;

• Upload, post or otherwise transmit any material that 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;

• Interfere with or disrupt Weather Compass or servers or networks connected to Weather Compass, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to Weather Compass;

• "Stalk" or otherwise harass another; collect or store Personally Identifiable Information about other users;

• Promote or provide instructional information about illegal activities, promote physical harm or injury against any group or individual, or promote any act of cruelty to animals, including, but not limited to, providing instructions on how to assemble bombs, grenades and other weapons, and creating "Crush" sites;

• Use your access or Weather Compass-hosted site (or directory) as storage for remote loading or as a door or signpost to another home page, whether inside or beyond the Weather Compass Site, without express written permission from Weather Compass;

• Use the Site to engage in commercial activities without enrolling in Weather Compass-approved programs, including but not limited to offering for sale any products or services, soliciting for advertisers or sponsors, conducting raffles or contests that require any type of entry fee, displaying a sponsorship banner of any kind, displaying banners for services that provide cash or cash-equivalent prizes to users in exchange for hyperlinks to their Web sites, use the Site to provide access to the Site for other persons through use of Subscriber's User Name and Password;

• Tamper in any way with the Products or functionality of the Site, such as placing on the site material which contains any viruses, time bombs, trojan horses, worms, Easter eggs, cancel-bots or other computer programming routines that may damage, interfere with, intercept or expropriate any system, data or information, or utilize bots, agents, auction crawlers and other computer-based crawling programs on the Site.
 

Section 3:  Viruses, Spam, Spyware, Ad-ware, etc.
a) Weather Compass is not responsible for any forms of viruses, spam, spyware, ad-ware, or anything else that may infect your computer either directly through our site or indirectly through email.  

Section 4:  E-Mail Poilicy

a) Weather Compass prohibits any forms of racial slurs, racial comments, sexist comments, threats, links to viruses, and/or any other inappropriate material when contacting us. Refer to Section 2 on what you agree not to do on our site.
b) Please refer to our Privacy Policy located at our Guest Relations page for more information regarding what type of information we may collect from you and how we protect your personal information.
c) Our Contact Page is strictly a business email account.  We request that our email address not be used for personal use.
d) As stated in Section 1, persons under the age of 13 are not permitted to contact us for any reason EVEN WITH A PARENT'S CONSENT. Weather Compass is in full compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.  The Act states that anyone under the age of 13 must have their parent's consent when submitting information to a website.  However, we will have no part in taking information from ANYONE under the age of 13 even with a parent's consent.


Section 5:  Webquest (applies to ALL Webquest Editions)

                               Note: "This document" refers to all Webquest Editions

a) This document is sole property of Weather Compass.  This document should only be used for its intended purpose which would be anything pertaining to education. 
b) The Weather Compass Webquest (all editions) may not be modified or altered in anyway while using a computer. Nothing on this document may be copied without written permission from Weather Compass.  You may, however, structure it to best suit your needs by making physical (handwritten) modifications to this document such as: crossing questions out and/or changing the grading policy. 
c) This document has been locked so that modifications can only be done in a handwritten manner.  Once any modifications are made on this document in a handwritten manner, Weather Compass is no longer responsible for the material that this document contains.
d) This document may not be unlocked at anytime by anyone other than a Weather Compass official.

Section 6:  Monitoring
a) Weather Compass reserves the right to monitor the website at any time.  Weather Compass officials will be on the lookout for any suspicious activity.  We will be checking our website blog, email, and user ratings/feedback section for any inappropriate material.

Section 7:  Legal

a) As stated in section 2, Weather Compass is registered with a Creative Commons License and is copyrighted through Webs.  Any violation in copying or taking any material from Weather Compass without written permission is strictly forbidden. 
b) Hacking is absolutely unacceptable and is strictly prohibited.  Hacking into any type of Weather Compass account will result in police intervention.
c) You are at your own risk when visiting Weather Compass.  Anything that happens to your computer is not our responsibility.
d) Weather Compass has links to third party sites and sources.  Weather Compass is not responsible for the material or content displayed on the linked websites.
e) Weather Compass is not responsible for any material displayed on any video that is posted and uploaded to our site.
f) Weather Compass is not responsible for the content displayed on any advertisement on our website that Webs posts.  Paid advertisements through Weather Compass cannot contain any adult-content, inappropriate material, or pornographic material.
g) Weather Compass is copyrighted through Webs.  Any sort of plagiarism against Weather Compass' material will result in police intervention.
h) As stated above, you are at your own risk when visiting our site.  Weather Compass will take no responsibility for any software damage that could occur to your computer, mp3 player, cellular telephone, PDA, or game console while visiting our site.  We will take no responsibility for any loss of data while you are visiting our site.
i) Weather Compass takes no responsibility for any physical or mental harm or damage that could occur to you while visiting our site.  You assume all risks while being on our website.
j) Do not visit the Weather Compass website via your phone or any other mobile device while driving!  Weather Compass will not accept any responsibility for any accidents that could occur to you while you visit our site.  This includes but is not limited to vehicle accidents.

Section 8: Changed Policy and Operation
a) Weather Compass reserves the right to change the Acceptable Use Policy without notice.
b) Weather Compass does not guarantee to be operational everyday as unexpected problems can occur at any given time.
 
 Revised: June 2011
 

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