Consumerism Commentary Terms of Service
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1. Acceptance of and Modification to this Agreement. Welcome to Consumerism Commentary (the “Site”). The owners and operators of Site (“we” or “us”) provide the service at the Site (the “Service”) subject to these terms and conditions. By using the Service, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions (the “Agreement”). We reserve the right to modify this Agreement at any time. Any such modifications shall be effective upon posting on this website. To use the Services, you must be of legal age to enter into a binding contract and not be prohibited from using the Services by the laws of the jurisdiction from which you access the Services.
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5. The Service. The Service is designed to help you locate news and information that may be of interest to you and to help you locate products, services, and suppliers that may be of interest to you. We own and retain all intellectual property rights in the Service. While we are not required to screen content accessible through links on the Service, we reserve the right to do so and to remove any such links at any time. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for any third party content and that you must evaluate any such third party content and bear all risks associated with any use of the content, including any reliance on the accuracy or completeness of the information.
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12. Choice of law. These Terms of Service shall be governed by and construed under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia without giving effect to its conflict of laws principles. You and we hereby submit to the exclusive forum, jurisdiction and venue of the state courts located in Fairfax County, Virginia and/or the United States District Court in Alexandria, Virginia for any claim related to, arising from or in connection these Terms of Service and/or your use of the Service.
13. Statute of Limitations. 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 the Service or the Terms of Service must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.
UPDATED: April 6, 2017