Last update: November 1, 2023
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE (“Agreement”) CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE AND MOBILE APPLICATION (the “Site” or “USMP website” or “Mobile Application). This Site at Mobile Application are fully controlled and operated by U.S. Military Publishing, LLC (“USMP”, “we,” or “us”).
By accessing and using this Site and Mobile Application, you are hereby agreeing to be legally bound by the terms and conditions of USMilitaryPublishing.com. You represent and warrant that you are at least 13 years of age. If you are under age 13, you may not, under any circumstances or for any reason, use the Services. We may, in our sole discretion, refuse to offer the Services to any person or entity and change its eligibility criteria at any time. You are solely responsible for ensuring that this Agreement is in compliance with all laws, rules and regulations applicable to you and the right to access the Services is revoked where this Agreement or use of the Services is prohibited or to the extent offering, sale or provision of the Services conflicts with any applicable law, rule or regulation. Further, the Services are offered only for your use, and not for the use or benefit of any third party.
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify or otherwise alter this Agreement at any time. Such changes and/or modifications shall become effective immediately upon the posting thereof. Please review the terms and conditions of this Agreement to keep yourself apprised of any changes. Your continued use of the Site and Mobile Application following the posting of changes and/or modifications will constitute your acceptance of the revised terms and conditions.
A. Description of Service
USMP provides its users services as described and provided on the Site and Mobile Application (collectively, the “Services”). USMP is a military community service, containing photos, information, commentary, and content focuses on the military lifestyle. Using the USMP tools users can learn about, comment on, and share information about military life with friends and the USMP community.
Users that provide their information will be added to our email subscription list and can unsubscribe at any time.
The term “Content” includes, without limitation, information, data, text, photographs, videos, audio clips, written posts, articles, comments, software, scripts, graphics, and interactive features generated, provided, or otherwise made accessible on or through the Services. For the purposes of this Terms of Service, “Content” also includes all User Content (as defined below).
C. User Content.
All Content added, created, uploaded, submitted, distributed, or posted to the Services by users (collectively “User Content”), whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, is the sole responsibility of the person who originated such User Content. You represent that all User Content provided by you is accurate, complete, up-to-date, and in compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations. You acknowledge that all Content, including User Content, accessed by you using the Services is at your own risk and you will be solely responsible for any damage or loss to you or any other party resulting therefrom. We do not guarantee that any Content you access on or through the Services is or will continue to be accurate.
E. User Conduct
Without limitation, USMP reserves the right to terminate your access to and use of the Services if, in our view, your conduct fails to meet any of the following guidelines:
You shall not use any portion of the USMP Site or the Services for uploading, posting, emailing, transmitting, or otherwise making available information that is unlawful, infringe on another’s intellectual property rights, or are harmful to minors in any way.
You shall not attempt to interfere with any other person’s use of the Services.
You shall not misrepresent your identity or impersonate any person.
You shall not hold yourself out as sponsored by, endorsed by, or affiliated with the USMP Site.
You shall not use any portion of the usmilitarypublishing.com website and Mobile Application or the Services for uploading, posting, emailing, transmitting, or otherwise making available junk mail, commercial advertisements, or any other form of commercial solicitation. This shall also apply to the affiliate websites and Mobile Applications or Services attached to miltiaryfamilies.com and/or reservenationalguard.com.
You shall not use any portion of the USMP website and Mobile Application or the Services for uploading, posting, emailing, transmitting, or otherwise making available messages that are harmful, threatening, abusive, vulgar, obscene, defamatory, libelous, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable.
You shall not attempt to gain unauthorized access to USMP’s database or other computer systems.
You shall not attempt to modify, translate, adapt, edit, decompile, disassemble, or reverse engineer any software programs used by USMP in connection with the USMP website or the Services.
You shall not engage in any activity that disrupts, diminishes the quality of, interferes with the performance of, or impairs the functionality of, the Services or the USMP website.
You shall not use any portion of the USMP website or the Services for any unlawful purpose. All judgments concerning the applicability of these guidelines shall be at the sole and exclusive discretion of USMP Inc.
F. USMP Posts
To the extent that portions of this Site provide users an opportunity to post Content on the USMP Site and thereby post and exchange information, ideas, opinions, messages, text, images, photos, or other materials, please be advised that such Postings do not necessarily reflect the views of USMP. In no event shall USMP assume or have any responsibility or liability for any USMPs or for any claims, damages or losses resulting from their use and/or appearance on this Site. You hereby represent and warrant that you have all necessary rights in and to all Postings you provide and all information they contain and that such Postings shall not infringe any proprietary or other rights of third parties or contain any libelous, tortious, or otherwise unlawful information.
USMP does not claim ownership rights to any of your Postings, except to the extent that such rights may be expressly limited or assigned by this Agreement. For the purpose of enabling us to display your Postings through the USMP website and Services, and in the case of any sublicense by USMP to any third party, you hereby grant to USMP a non-exclusive, royalty-free, fully paid, worldwide license to use, copy, distribute, and display such materials.
USMP does not allow Postings which contain:
• Private or personal information which might identify a user
• Profanity or obscenities
• Personal attacks on other groups and/or individuals
• Anything construed as illegal in the U.S. and/or within the U.S. military
• Slanderous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, threatening, and harassing comments; and/or other information that USMP deems in its sole discretion to be inappropriate for this Site or which otherwise violate this Agreement.
USMP reserves the right, in our sole discretion, to refuse to post, edit, or delete Postings that violate the above-referenced rules of conduct, or for any other reason. USMP may also revoke the privileges of users who do not comply with such rules.
You acknowledge that USMP may establish limits concerning use of the Postings, including the maximum number of days that Postings will be retained by the Site and Mobile Application and the maximum number and size of Postings that may be transmitted or stored by the Site and Mobile Application. You agree that USMP has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any Postings maintained or transmitted by the Site and Mobile Application.
By posting or submitting a Photo or Video you hereby represent and warrant that you have all necessary rights in and to any Photo or Video you provide and shall not infringe any proprietary or other rights of third parties, or contain any libelous, tortious, or otherwise unlawful information. You further represent and warrant that all information contained in or commentary on such Photo or Video is accurate, does not violate this Agreement and will not cause injury to any person or entity, and that you will indemnify USMP or its affiliates for all claims resulting from any information that you supply.
G. License Grant to Photos, Videos, and Commentary
By using the USMP site or services and/or by uploading Content of any kind including specifically the posting or submitting of any Photos, Videos and associated commentary, you automatically grant to USMP and its affiliates a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such Photos, Videos and commentary throughout the world in any media. USMP has the right but not the obligation to monitor or edit or remove any Photo, Video, commentary, or any portion thereof at any time in its sole discretion.
H. Proprietary Rights
USMP and its licensors have expended substantial time, effort, and funds to create USMP and its Services. All site software, design, text, information, data, databases, images, photographs, illustrations, audio clips, video clips, artwork, graphic material, or other copyrightable elements, the selection and arrangements thereof, and other Content are the property of USMP and/or its subsidiaries, affiliates, assigns, licensors or other respective owners and are protected, without limitation, pursuant to U.S. and foreign copyright and trademark laws.
Copyrights. All Content of this Site are either Copyright © of U.S. Military Publishing, LLC, or are the proprietary property of USMP’s suppliers, affiliates or licensors. No copyrighted material or other Content may be reproduced, modified, create derivative works from, displayed, performed, published, distributed, disseminated, broadcasted or circulated to any third-party(including, without limitation, the display and distribution of the Content via a third-party website or other networked computer environment) without the express prior written consent of USMP. Use of USMP and/or its licensors’ Content is only permitted with their express written permission. All rights reserved.
Notice of Copyright Agent. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide USMP’s copyright agent with the written information specified below. (1) An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; (2) A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed upon;(3) A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the site and Mobile Application; (4)
Your address, telephone number, and e-mail address; (5) A statement by you that you have a good-faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; (6) A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.
USMP’s Copyright Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement on its site can be reached as follows:
U.S. Military Publishing, LLC
P.O. Box 1615
Woodstock, IL 60098
Trademarks and Service Marks. USMilitaryPublishing.com, the USMP logo, Military Families Magazine, and The Reserve & National Guard Magazine, are including without limitation, either trademarks, service marks or registered trademarks of USMP and the products and services described or offered in this Site, are either the trademarks, service marks or registered trademarks of USMP, its suppliers, licensors, or affiliates, and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without USMP’s prior written permission or that of our suppliers or licensors. Other product and company names may be trade or service marks of their respective owners.
You further agree that you will not disassemble, decompile, reverse engineer or otherwise modify the Content on the Site. Any unauthorized or prohibited use may subject the offender to civil liability and criminal prosecution under applicable federal and state laws.
I. Contests, Sweepstakes, and Other Activities
USMP provides Rules of Participation for certain activities on this Site and Mobile Application including, without limitation, contests and sweepstakes offered by USMP and in conjunction with third parties. This Agreement is incorporated by reference to the specific Rules of Participation which appear in connection with information about a particular activity. To the extent that any conflict exists between this Agreement and specific Rules of Participation, the Rules of Participation for the activity in which you choose to participate shall govern.
J. Errors or Delays in Transmission, and Limitations on Service
USMP DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT MATERIALS IN THIS SITE ARE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, RELIABLE, CURRENT, OR ERROR-FREE. USMP is not responsible for typographical errors or omissions relating to pricing, text, or other materials, including the accuracy of maps that are displayed on the Site. Furthermore, while USMP attempts to ensure your access and use of the site is safe, USMP cannot and does not represent or warrant that this site or its server(s) are free of viruses or other harmful components.
K. Termination of Service
USMP may terminate your access to the Services with or without cause at any time and effective immediately, at USMP’s sole discretion, including but not limited to your failure to conform with the terms and conditions of the Agreement. USMP shall not be liable to you or any third-partyfor termination of use of the Services. Upon termination, your right to use the Services shall cease immediately. Sections B, F-P shall survive termination of this Agreement.
L. Disclaimer of Warranties
THE WEB SITE AND THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES ASSOCIATED WITH IT ARE PROVIDED “AS IS.” USMP, ITS AFFILIATES, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, LICENSORS, REPRESENTATIVES, DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO ANY MATTER WHATSOEVER RELATING TO THE WEB SITE AND ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES PROVIDED HEREIN, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NONINFRINGEMENT. USE OF USMP’S SERVICES IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
M. Limitation of Liability
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, USMP ITS AFFILIATES, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, LICENSORS, REPRESENTATIVES, ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR OTHER INJURY ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF USMP’S SERVICES OR THE WEB SITE, OR WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEB SITE, OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEB SITE, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE WEB SITE, WHETHER RESULTING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, FROM BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORTIOUS BEHAVIOR, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF USMP, ITS AFFILIATES, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, LICENSORS, REPRESENTATIVES, HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
N. Third-party Links
The appearance of external hyperlinks and/or ads generated by third parties does not constitute endorsement by USMP, its subsidiaries and affiliates of the opinions or views expressed by these third-party websites and USMP does not verify, endorse, or take responsibility for the accuracy, currency, completeness, or quality of the content contained at these sites. Furthermore, USMP is not responsible for the quality or delivery of the products or services offered, accessed, obtained by, or advertised at such sites. As such, neither USMP nor its subsidiaries and affiliates will be responsible for any errors or omissions or for the results obtained from the use of such information contained in these sites. Finally, USMP will under no circumstances be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental or special loss or other damage, whether arising from negligence, breach of contract, defamation, infringement of copyright or other intellectual property rights, caused by the exhibition, distribution or exploitation of any information or content contained within these third-party hyperlinked sites.
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless, USMP, its affiliates, and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, representatives from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from any violation of this agreement by you. USMP reserves the right to assume, at its sole expense, the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will fully cooperate with USMP in asserting any available defenses.
Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this Agreement, USMP or the provision of the Services shall be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any such controversy or claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. The arbitration shall be conducted in McHenry County, IL and judgment on the arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. Either you or USMP may seek any interim or preliminary relief from a court of competent jurisdiction in McHenry County, IL necessary to protect the rights or property of you or USMP (or its agents, suppliers, and subcontractors) pending the completion of arbitration.
If there is a dispute between participants on this site, or any third party, USMP is under no obligation to become involved. In the event that User has a dispute with one or more members, user hereby releases USMP, their officers, employees, agents and successors in rights from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind or nature, known or unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way related to such disputes and/or our service.
Q. Governing Law
This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Illinois without regard to its conflict of law provisions. If any provision of the Agreement is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Agreement remain in full force and effect. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of USMilitaryPublishing.com, the Services or the Agreement must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.
This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and USMP and governs your use of our Site, superseding any prior agreements between you and USMP with respect to the use of our Site. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use affiliate services, third-party content, or third-party software. The failure of USMP to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. The section titles in the Agreement are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.