Terms of Service

Terms of Service

The Griffin Communications Station affiliate [the "Station"] providing this site (the "website") provides an assortment of online services from free news and weather to entertainment and electronic commerce on the website subject to your acceptance and compliance with the terms and conditions set forth below (the "agreement").

By accessing this website, we assume you accept these terms and conditions. Do not continue to use this website if you do not agree to these terms and conditions stated on this page.


The web is an evolving medium, as a result, the terms of this agreement are subject to change. Please periodically review and become familiar with these terms. Your continued use of the website after the posting of changes to these terms signify your acceptance of these changes. This Station may immediately terminate any individual's use of the website, including user's password(s) or account(s) if the user violates the terms of this agreement or engages in conduct this Station, in its sole discretion, considers unacceptable. Such removal or termination may occur without notice to the user.



COPYRIGHT INFORMATION

©Copyright 1999-2020 Griffin Communications. All rights reserved. This website is free to access. By providing this access the Station does not intend to relinquish its respective rights, or any other party's rights, to the materials appearing on the website. Unless otherwise stated, this Station owns all materials, including designs, icons, illustrations, images, photographs, video clips, written content and other materials that are part of the website. All material on the website is supplied for private, non-commercial use only. Without prior written permission from Griffin Communications you may not iFrame or in-line link any of the content provided by the website or incorporate any of the Station’s intellectual property into another website, application, mobile application or other service. You will not modify, publish, transmit, reverse engineer, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit any of the content, in whole or in part, found on the website. 


REPORTING COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

If you are a copyright owner, or agent thereof, and believe any content or other information appearing on the website infringes upon your copyrights, you may submit a notification of claimed infringement under the digital millennium copyright act ("DMCA") containing the following information:


Electronic or physical signature of the copyrighted work owner (or authorized person)

A description of the copyrighted work, including the URL where this infringing content is available or a copy of it

Your contact details: email address, telephone and address

A statement in “good faith belief” that the work is not authorized by the copyright owner

A statement by you, person who sends the takedown notice, that the information you send in the notice (above information) is accurate and that you are either the copyright owner or you are authorized to act on copyright owner’s behalf


Read copyright law – 17 u.s.c 512(c)(3) for more information.

To report a claim of infringement please send the above information to:

Copyright Agent c/o Griffin Communications

7401 N. Kelley

Oklahoma City, OK 73111

By telephone at (405) 843-6641 or by email at copyright@griffin.news


If you consider any content on this website objectionable for any reason and would like to report it, you are free to contact and inform us any moment at websupport@griffin.news. We will consider requests to remove links, but we are not obligated to or so or to respond to you directly.



TRADEMARK NOTICE

This Station’s logo is a trademark and service mark of Griffin Communications. This Station's call sign is a trademark and service mark of this Station. All trademarks, logos and service marks displayed on the site are the property of this Station, or the property of other third parties. You are not permitted to use these marks without our prior written consent or the consent of such third party which may own the marks.



CODE OF CONDUCT

You agree to not engage in any of the following conduct. This conduct is unacceptable and may result in termination of your use of the website:

Restricting or inhibiting any other user from using the website and services;

Impersonating any person or entity or posting personally identifying information of another person;

Posting or transmitting any unlawful, harassing, vulgar, obscene, threatening, abusive or otherwise objectionable or harmful information of any kind;

Without the Station's prior written approval, posting or transmitting any advertisement, promotion or solicitation of goods or services for commercial purposes (including without limitation the solicitation of users of the website to become users of other online services competitive with Station);

Posting or transmitting any viruses, worms, trojan horses and other harmful or malicious code, files, scripts, agents or programs;

Posting or transmitting materials in violation of another party's copyright or intellectual property rights;

Using the website for any commercial or unlawful purposes, including "spamming"; or

Modifying, adapting, sublicensing, translating, selling, reverse engineering, decompiling or disassembling any portion of the website.


You agree to indemnify, defend and hold Griffin Communications and this Station harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, costs or other expenses that arise directly or indirectly out of or from (a) your breach of this agreement, including the provisions relating to content submitted by you, (b) your violation of the code of conduct above, and/or (c) your activities in connection with the website or site-related services.


By using this website, you agree to be bound by the terms of this agreement. If you do not agree to the terms of this agreement, please do not enter the website. If you are not yet 18 years old, a parent or guardian may agree to be bound by the terms of this agreement on your behalf.



SUBMISSIONS

You may submit text, images, illustrations, audio, video, data, or other materials ("content") to the website. By doing so, you agree and acknowledge that you grant Griffin Communications and this Station a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, worldwide right and license to:


Link to, use, reproduce, transmit, modify, adapt, publish, display, perform, distribute, and translate such content without notice, attribution or payment to you.

Sublicense such content (in whole or in part) and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or hereafter developed for the full term of any copyright that may exist in such material without notice, attribution or payment to you.


Further, by submitting content to the website, you acknowledge you have the authority to grant such rights to the Station and use of the content by the Station will not violate the rights of any third party. You acknowledge the burden of determining whether any content posted or transmitted to the website by you is protected by copyright or will otherwise violate the rights of any third-party rests solely with you. Each of this Station, and its subsidiaries, licensees and third-party content providers and licensors have the right to assert and enforce these provisions relating to the submission of content directly or on its own behalf.


CONTESTS, SWEEPSTAKES AND PROMOTIONS

You acknowledge that if and when this Station sponsors contests, sweepstakes, or promotions ("special program"), or third parties sponsor a special program in conjunction with this Station, either this Station or the third party will post terms and conditions in the official rules and/or registration area for the special program that apply to the particular special program. Those terms and conditions, to the extent they conflict with this agreement, will govern that special program.



CONTENT MONITORING

You acknowledge and agree that this Station has the right, but not the responsibility, to monitor the website and site-related services, including without limitation chat rooms and forums, and to disclose any information to any third party in order to operate the website properly, to protect itself, its sponsors and this Station's customers, and to comply with legal obligations or governmental requests, or to respond to any circumstance that the Station deems to be an emergency. This Station reserves the right to refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in the sole discretion of this Station, that are unacceptable, offensive or in violation of this agreement, in the sole determination of this Station.


AP CONTENT

Some content published to the website is posted under a license from the Associated Press. For that content, the terms listed here apply:

http://www.ap.org/termsandconditions/



LINKS TO OTHER WEB SITES AND SERVICES

The Station sometimes provides links to outside services and resources ("linked sites"), this Station does not endorse or approve any products, services or information appearing on linked sites. The respective owners of the linked sites neither endorse nor are affiliated with Griffin Communications, this Station or its sponsors. You should review any privacy policy or terms of service posted on the linked sites.


ACCURACY OF MATERIALS

The materials appearing on Griffin Communications' website could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. Griffin Communications does not warrant that any of the materials on its website are accurate, complete or current. Griffin Communications may make changes to the materials contained on its website at any time without notice. However, Griffin Communications does not make any commitment to update the materials.


CHILDREN UNDER 13

The Station does not knowingly collect, either online or offline, personal information from persons under the age of 13. If you are under 18, you may use the website only with permission of a parent or guardian.


PARENTAL CONTROL PROVISIONS

Pursuant to 47 U.S.C Section 230(d), as amended, we hereby notify you that parental control protections (such as computer hardware, software or filtering services) are commercially available that may assist you in limiting access to material that is harmful to minors. Information identifying current providers of such protections is available at the web sites of the Electronic Frontier Foundation: http://www.eff.org and America links up: http://www.netparents.org.


ADVERTISING DISCLAIMER

Paid advertisements appear on the website, including printable documents and other digital formats. Griffin Communications and the Station do not endorse or evaluate the advertised product, service or company, nor any of the claims made by the advertisement. Advertisers making claims are expected to have research data that substantiates their claims, and the research or citation is to be made available on the vendor’s website or be made available upon request. Advertising does not influence editorial decisions or content on the website. Griffin Communications and the Station reserves the right to refuse, reject or cancel any ad for any reason at any time without liability.


INTERNATIONAL USERS

The website is controlled, operated and administered by the Station from our offices in the United States of America. If you access the website from a location outside of the United States, you are responsible for compliance with all local laws. You agree you will not use the Station content accessed through the website in any country, or in any manner prohibited by any applicable laws, restrictions or regulations.


NO UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USE

You are granted non-exclusive, non-transferble, revocable license to access and use the website strictly in accordance with these terms of use. As a condition of your use of the website, you assure the Station that you will not use the website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms.

You may not use the website in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden or impair the website or interfere with any other party’s use of the website. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the website.


INDEMNIFICATIONS

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Station, its officers, directors, employees, agents and third parties, for any losses, costs, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorney’s fees) relating to or arising out of your use of or inability to use the website or services, any user postings made by you, your violation of any terms of this agreement or your violation of any rights of a third party, or your violation of any applicable laws, rules or regulations. The Station reserves the right, at its own cost, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will fully cooperate with the Station in asserting any available defenses.


CLASS ACTION WAIVER

Any arbitration under these terms of service will take place on an individual basis; class arbitrations and class/representative/collective actions are not permitted. THE PARTIES AGREE THAT A PARTY MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN EACH’S INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PUTATIVE CLASS, COLLECTIVE AND/OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING, SUCH AS IN THE FORM OF A PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ACTION AGAINST THE OTHER. Further, unless both you and the Station agree otherwise, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person’s claims and may not otherwise preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding. 


VOID WHERE PROHIBITED

Use of the website is void where prohibited. Not all products or services discussed or referenced in or on the website are available to all persons or in all geographic locations or jurisdictions. You are solely responsible for complying with all laws, rules and regulations applicable to your use of the website.


RESTRICTED RIGHTS LEGEND

Use, duplication or disclosure by the government is subject to the restriction as set forth in the technical data and computer software clause in DFARS 227.7202 and FAR 12.212, as applicable. Supplier is Griffin Communications, 7401 N. Kelley, Oklahoma City, OK 73111.


WARRANTY INFORMATION

The website, including any content or information contained within it or any site-related service, or any product or service licensed or purchased through the website, is provided to you on an "as is," "as available" basis without any warranty of any kind, either express or implied. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, the website disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including without limitation warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and non-infringement. You assume total responsibility and risk for your use of this website and site-related services. You acknowledge any warranty provided in connection with any products or services described herein is provided solely by the owner, advertiser or manufacturer of said product and/or service, and not by Griffin Communications or this Station. You acknowledge your access to the website and/or site-related services may not be uninterrupted, error-free, or secure.


Neither Griffin Communications, this Station, our employees, agents, sponsors, third-party content providers, merchants or licensors are responsible or liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special, exemplary, punitive or other damages under any contract, negligence, strict liability or other theory arising out of or relating in any way to the website, site-related services and/or content or information contained within the website.


You acknowledge that Griffin Communications and this Station are not liable for the offensive, defamatory or illegal conduct of other users or third parties, and that the risk of injury from the abovementioned rests entirely with you.


While this Station attempts to ensure the integrity of the website, a possibility exists the website could include errors or inaccuracies, or unauthorized additions, deletions and alterations made by third parties to the website. Griffin Communications and this Station make no guarantees as to its completeness, correctness or accuracy. To report an inaccuracy please contact us web@griffinnewmedia.net.


In many instances, the content available through the website represents the opinions and judgments of the respective information provider, website user or member, or other user not under contract with Griffin Communications or this Station.


Griffin Communications neither endorses nor is responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice or statement made on the website by anyone other than authorized Griffin Communications employee spokespersons while acting in their official capacities. Under no circumstances will Griffin Communications or this Station be liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on information obtained through the website. It is your responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any information, opinion, advice or other content available through the website.


MISCELLANEOUS

At any time, Griffin Communications and this Station may change the website, including but not limited to, eliminating or discontinuing any content or feature of the website, restricting its availability or limiting the amount of use permitted. Changes, modifications, additions, or deletions shall be effective immediately upon notice thereof, which may be given by any means including, but not limited to, posting online, or by electronic mail. Your use of the website after such notice shall be deemed to constitute your acceptance of such changes, modifications, additions, or deletions.