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Linking And External Links Disclaimers
Because web pages are constantly changed and updated, it is impossible to list all genealogical web sites. We do not guarantee that your search results will be complete or accurate. Some content on this site may contain URLs that were valid when originally published but now link to sites or pages that no longer exist. We believe that those who make information available on the Internet expect that it will be publicly and widely available. Therefore, we believe that linking to other sites is legally permissable and consistent with the expectations of those who use the Internet. However, if access to a particular site should be restricted, the site operator should promptly notify us. For your convenience, Ancestry Solutions and ancestrysolutions.com has provided and contains links to other genealogical web sites. These sites are not maintained or controlled by us and we are not responsible for their content. Although we have made a good faith effort to link only to tasteful, appropriate sites, some may contain inappropriate or objectionable material. If you find such material please notify us immediately.
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This web site and its owner and her assigns, heirs, or successors own all copyrights and trademarks on this site, excepting those copyrights and trademarks owned by various third parties who have lawful registration as owners of such copyrights and trademarks. If you believe that your property has been used in any way that would be considered copyright infringement or a violation of your intellectual property rights please contact us immediately setting out the specifics of your concern.
Usage by Minors
This website is not intended for or directed to persons who are minors (typically persons under the age of 18, depending on where you live). Because we cannot prohibit minors from accessing the website, we must rely on parents, guardians and those responsible for supervising minors to decide which materials are appropriate for minors to view and/or purchase. By registering with this webite and/or Ancestry Solutions, purchasing products from us or providing us with any information, you represent to us that you have attained the age of majority and are legally permitted to enter into a binding contract (18 years of age or older in most jurisdictions) or, if you are under the legal age of consent, you have the express permission from your parent or guardian and that any information you provide to us is not inaccurate, deceptive or misleading.
To re-iterate, we require that all purchases be made either:
(i) by individuals who have attained the age of majority and are not therefor minors and who can legally enter into binding contracts (typically persons 18 years of age or older, depending on where you live), or;
(ii) by minors with the permission of a parent or guardian to purchase items on the Site.
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Any conduct by you that in the sole discretion of Ancestry Solutions restricts or inhibits any other user from using or enjoying ancestrysolutions.com will not be permitted. You agree to use ancestrysolutions.com only for lawful purposes. You agree that all information or data of any kind, whether text, software, code, music or sound, photographs or graphics, video or other materials ("Content"), publicly or privately provided, shall be the sole responsibility of the person providing the Content or the person whose user account is used. You agree that our web site may expose you to Content that may be objectionable or offensive. We shall not be responsible to you in any way for the Content that appears on this web site nor for any error or omission. You explicitly agree, in using this web site or any service provided, that you shall not:
(a) provide any Content or perform any conduct that may be unlawful, illegal, threatening, harmful, abusive, harassing, stalking, tortuous, defamatory, libelous, vulgar, obscene, offensive, objectionable, sexually explicit, pornographic, profane, hateful, racially, ethnically, or otherwise objectionable material of any kind, including but not limited to any material that encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national, or international law. Neither shall you provide any Content or perform any conduct designed to or which does interfere or interrupt this web site or any service provided, infect with a virus or other destructive or deleterious programming routine.
(b) Impersonate or misrepresent your association with any person or entity, or forge or otherwise seek to conceal or misrepresent the origin of any Content provided by you;
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(d) provide or use this web site and any Content or service in any commercial manner or in any manner that would involve junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or any other form of unauthorized advertising without our prior written consent;
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(a) you agree to grant to us a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive right and license (including any moral rights or other necessary rights) to use, display, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, distribute, perform, promote, archive, translate, and to create derivative works and compilations in whole or in part. Such license will apply with respect to any form, media, and/or technology known or later developed;
(b) you warrant and represent that you have all legal, moral, and other rights that may be necessary to grant us with the license set forth in this Section;
(c) you acknowledge and agree that we shall have the right (but not obligation), in our sole discretion, to refuse to publish or to remove or block access to any Content you provide at any time and for any reason with or without notice.
Products and Services of Ancestry Solutions
The products on our Site are intended for personal, not commercial or business use, unless otherwise indicated. As such, you assume the risk when purchasing products for a commercial or business use or application.
Third Party Services
Goods and services of third parties may be advertised and/or made available on or through this web site. Although we take steps to ensure the accuracy and completeness of product and third-party service descriptions posted on the Site, please refer to the manufacturer or Associates for details. Representations made regarding products and services provided by third parties are governed by the policies and representations made by those third parties. We shall not be liable for or responsible in any manner for any of your dealings or interaction with such third parties.
(iii) You agree that without regard to any statute or contrary law that any claim or cause arising out of this web site or its services must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause arose or the claim shall be forever barred.
If you access this website from within the United States or Canada, any dispute relating in any way to your visit to the website, to these Terms, to our Privacy and Security Policy, to our advertising or solicitation practices or to products you purchase through the website shall be submitted to confidential arbitration in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, except that, to the extent you have in any manner violated or threatened to violate our intellectual property rights, we may seek injunctive or other appropriate relief in any provincial or federal court sitting in the Province of Ontario and you consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in such courts. Arbitration shall be conducted under the rules then prevailing of the Canadian Arbitration Association. The arbitrator's award shall be binding and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, no arbitration shall be joined to an arbitration involving any other party subject to these Terms, whether through class arbitration proceedings or otherwise.
Acknowledgment and Changes
These Terms were last revised and updated on April 19, 2015.