Standard Terms of Website Use
This website is brought to you by Hopkinton Community Access and Media, Inc. (HCAM). If you have any comments or queries, please contact us online or by writing to us at: HCAM, 77 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748, USA. You are invited to use the website (“the Website”) on the basis of the terms and conditions of use set out below.

Terms of Use
By entering and using the Website you are deemed to have read and accepted these Terms of Use. If you do not accept these Terms of Use or any part of them, you should not use the Website.

HCAM may modify these Terms of Use from time to time. Your continued use of this website (or any of HCAM’s other websites) following such change demonstrates your agreement to be bound by the modified Terms of Use. 

We will highlight any changes we make to the Terms of Use but we advise you to check the Terms of Use often. If you do not agree to any change to the Terms of Use, then you must immediately stop using the HCAM websites. These terms of use apply exclusively to the Website and HCAM accepts no responsibility for how your personal information is treated once you leave it. 

Having a User Account
HCAM strives to be connect various individuals and groups within the Hopkinton community. Part of that purpose is to allow you the ability to share your comments and suggestions through various means including but not limited to: forums, comments, polls and other public postings (Interactive Content). Please remember that any information you disclose becomes public information and can be used by people you do not know. Accordingly, you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose any personal or other information in a forum. Any such disclosures are at your own risk.

By requesting a User Account and/or participating in any HCAM website, you are agreeing to the terms of use set forth below.

You are a member of the greater-Hopkinton, MA area.

Although we may monitor or review Interactive Content from time to time, we do not actively monitor Interactive Content, and we are not under any obligation to do so. Each user is solely responsible and liable for the contents of his or her posted content, and we are not responsible in any way for the content or opinions expressed therein. We have the right, but not the obligation, to remove, edit or move, at any time, any material posted to the forums, in each case as we deem appropriate.

You acknowledge that the content of all your Interactive Content expresses your views, and not of HCAM or any other entity, person, representative or agent associated with HCAM. You also acknowledge that your use of or reliance on the information posted by other users in this forum is at your own risk.

Your ability to post Interactive Content is subject to your compliance with the following rules of conduct on this website:

  1. You will not post any copyrighted material unless you own or control the copyright in and to such material.
  2. You will not post or transmit any message or other material that violates or infringes the rights of any other party, including, without limitation, rights of privacy, rights of publicity, copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property rights.
  3. You will not post or transmit any material that is: abusive, hateful, racist, bigoted, sexist, harassing, threatening, inflammatory, defamatory, knowingly false, vulgar, obscene, sexually-oriented, profane or is otherwise in violation of any applicable law, rule or regulation.
  4. You will not use any posting for commercial purposes, including, without limitation, posting advertisements or solicitations.
  5. You will not post or transmit any software or computer files that contain a virus, worm or other disruptive or harmful component.
Without limiting any of our other rights or remedies, a violation of any of the above rules of conduct may result in removal of a user's postings, revocation of registration and/or banning a registrant's e-mail address.

HCAM will cooperate fully with law enforcement officials and comply with any court order with respect to any claim or investigation arising from your participation in any of the Interactive Content posted by you, including, without limitation, furnishing such material and information regarding your identity and any other information we may have about you.

You assume total responsibility and risk for your use of and participation in any Interactive Content on this website. HCAM shall not be responsible or liable under any circumstances for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or other damages arising out of or in any way related to any Interactive Content on this website. If you are dissatisfied with this website, including any Interactive Content thereon, your sole remedy is to cease use of the website or Interactive Content, as applicable.

You acknowledge that by participating in any Interactive Content on this website, you are granting HCAM the unrestricted right to copy, adapt, transmit, perform, display or otherwise use, at no cost whatsoever to HCAM, any and all material you post to any such Interactive Content.

Accuracy of Content
HCAM makes every effort to ensure that the content of the Website is accurate and up-to-date, but HCAM does not offer any warranties (whether express implied or otherwise) as to the reliability, accuracy or completeness of the information appearing on the Website. 

HCAM may remove material from the Website at its own discretion and without giving any notice.

Intellectual Property
You acknowledge and agree that all copyright, trademarks and other intellectual property rights in the Website content, software and all HTML and other code contained in this Website, shall remain at all times vested in HCAM and/or its licensors and is protected by copyright and other laws and international treaty provisions. Any other trademark remains the property of its respective owner(s).

Users may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, redistribute, reproduce, publish, license, commercially exploit, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any material which may be displayed on the Website from time to time without first obtaining permission to do so from HCAM in writing.

The Website and its contents are copyright material and the copyright is owned by HCAM unless stated otherwise. Without limiting the foregoing, copying the above listed materials to any other server or location for publication, reproduction or distribution is expressly prohibited.
Generally speaking, trademarks appearing on the Website are either owned by HCAM or HCAM has obtained limited use permission from the trademark owner to use the trademark on the Website. Any other third party trademarks remain the property of their respective owners.

If you wish to obtain permission to make use of any of the trademarks or other material that may be displayed on the Website from time to time please contact us. HCAM shall not be responsible for seeking any additional authorization required for third party use of any trademark not owned by or licensed to HCAM for such use.

Prohibition on Commercial Use of Website Content
You are permitted to use the material that is displayed on the Website from time to time only as expressly authorized by HCAM. 

This Website is intended to provide information relating to HCAM concerns and the Website is designed for personal, non-commercial use only.

Users may not use this Website, or any of the material appearing on the Website from time to time to further any commercial purpose, including (but not limited to) advertising.

HCAM may from time to time include links on this Website to other websites or resources operated by parties other than HCAM. These links are provided for the convenience of users and HCAM is not responsible for the availability of such external websites or resources, does not endorse or accept responsibility for the content of such external websites or resources and has no responsibility for or control over the privacy policy (if any) of the operators of the external websites. You are advised to check the terms and conditions of use and the privacy policies of these external websites before entering or making use of them. If you wish to create a hyperlink to this Website or to any other website operated or maintained by HCAM please contact us. HCAM generally welcomes links to its websites. However by so linking, you agree that HCAM may require the link to be removed if, in HCAM’s sole opinion, any aspect of the linking website, its content or any other matter relating to the link is objectionable to HCAM.

Limitation of Liability
The Internet is by its nature an unreliable medium. Consequently, you accept that this Website is offered on an “as is” and “as available” basis. 

HCAM takes all reasonable steps to ensure that the Website is properly functioning at all times but HCAM does not warrant that this Website will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this Website or the server that makes it available are free of software viruses or bugs or other defects. 

By accepting these Terms of Use, you accept that HCAM cannot be liable to you for any loss or damage you suffer as a result of visiting this Website or making use of the information available on the Website. You must take your own precautions (including but not limited to installing adequate protective measures to guard against software viruses and ensuring that you retain up-to-date copies of all data) to protect yourself against loss or damage.

Privacy Policy
HCAM knows that you care how information about you is used and shared and it is careful to ensure that any such information that comes into its possession is properly looked after. This Privacy Policy sets out the steps that we take to ensure that any information provided to us is kept secure and confidential and is used only for the purposes for which it is provided.

Personal Information
The only personal information that we will collect is the personal information that you provide to us when you register with us or when you communicate with us. We will at any time, at your request, provide you with a copy of any personal information that we are holding about you. This Website does not use cookies to collect information of any kind. Any personal information that you provide to us will be used only for the following purposes:

• To provide information or services to you as requested by you. 
• To let you know about information and services from HCAM in which you may be interested. 
• For internal review. 
• To improve the content of the website. 
• To customize the content and /or layout of the website for each individual user. 
• To notify users about updates to the website. 
• To compile and disclose statistics about the usage of our website. These statistics are anonymous and do not identify individual users.

We will not pass any of your personal information to any third party without your consent.
Marketing and Advertising
No promotional offers or advertising will appear on the HCAM websites, nor will your personal contact information ever be given, sold, or otherwise shared by HCAM with third parties for advertising or marketing purposes.

Additional Forms and e-mails
We may ask you to provide more information after you register to obtain additional services and information or to resolve complaints or concerns.

Protection of Information
We have implemented technology safeguards, security policies and other measures to protect data under our control from unauthorized access, improper use, alteration, unlawful or accidental destruction or accidental loss. We also protect your information by requiring that all our employees and others who have access to or are associated with the processing of your data to respect your confidentiality.

Changes to our Privacy Policy
If we decide to change our Privacy Policy we will post the changes here. However, if we make material changes to the way we use your personal information we will ask for your consent before we do so.