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The material that appears on the CCM Sites is for informational and entertainment purposes only. Despite our efforts to provide useful and accurate information, errors may appear from time to time. Before you act on information you’ve found on the CCM Sites, you should confirm any facts that are important to your decision. CCM and its information providers make no warranty as to the reliability, accuracy, timeliness, usefulness or completeness of the information on the CCM Sites. CCM is not responsible for, and cannot guarantee the performance of, goods and services provided by our advertisers or others to whose sites we link. A link to another website does not constitute an endorsement of that site (nor of any product, service or other material offered on that site) by CCM or its licensors.
COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL MEDIA SITES, CHAT ROOMS, FORUMS, AND BLOGS
CCM wants to encourage an open exchange of information and ideas through the CCM Sites. But we cannot and do not review every posting made on CCM’s community and social media sites, or in chat rooms, forums, blogs, and other public posting areas. You can expect these areas to include content, information, and opinions from a variety of individuals and organizations other than CCM. We do not endorse or guarantee the accuracy of any posting, regardless of whether the posting comes from a user, from a celebrity or “expert” guest, or from a member of our staff. There is no substitute for healthy skepticism and your own good judgment.
Responsibility for what is posted on CCM’s community and social media sites, or in chat rooms, forums, blogs and other public posting areas on the CCM Sites lies with each user — you alone are responsible for material you post. CCM does not control the messages, information or other content that you or others may provide through the CCM Sites. You may use the CCM Sites for lawful purposes only.
USE OF MATERIALS
With the exception of any and all material posted on CCM’s community and social media sites, all other material you submit to any of our chat rooms, forums, blogs and other public posting areas, whether text or images, becomes the property of CCM and may be reproduced, modified and distributed as we see fit, in any medium, for any purpose and in perpetuity. Further, you understand that by posting material on CCM’s community and social media sites, you are granting to CCM, and to anyone authorized by CCM, a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, unrestricted, worldwide license to display, use, copy, modify, transmit, sell, exploit, create derivative works from, distribute, and/or publicly perform such materials posted on CCM’s community and social media sites, in whole or in part, in any manner or medium, now known or hereafter developed, for any purpose. The foregoing grant shall include the right to exploit any proprietary rights in such posting or submission, including, but not limited to, rights under copyright, trademark, service mark or patent laws under any relevant jurisdiction. Also, in connection with the exercise of such rights, you grant CCM, and anyone authorized by CCM, the right to identify you as the author of any of your postings or submissions by name, email address or screen name, as CCM deems appropriate.
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We welcome links to the CCM Sites. You are usually free to establish a hypertext link to any of the CCM Sites so long as the link does not state or imply any sponsorship or endorsement of your site by any of the CCM Sites or by CCM. However, you should check the copyright notice on the page to which you wish to link to make sure that one of our content providers does not have its own policies regarding direct links to their content on the CCM Sites.
Without the prior written permission of CCM, you may not frame, or make it appear that a third-party site is presenting or endorsing, any of the content of the CCM Sites, or incorporate any intellectual property of the CCM Sites, CCM or any of their licensors into another website or other service.
We don’t want anyone to be confused as to which materials and services are provided by CCM and which are not. You may not use any trademark or service mark appearing on the CCM Sites without the prior written consent of the owner of the mark.
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We work hard to make the CCM Sites interesting and enjoyable places, but we cannot guarantee that our users will always find everything to their liking. Please read this Disclaimer carefully before using any of the CCM Sites.
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