Terms of Use

Overview

Welcome to Scott Schaefer published on the WordPress.com publishing platform.  This website is published by Intelligent US Politics and Lexington Development.  This site, along with Intelligent US Politics, are operated under agreement with Lexington Development and the Lexington Development Affiliate Network of websites which includes, but is not limited to the below listed sites, which are hereinafter collectively referred to as “Lexington“, “Lexington Development“ or “we“.

Lexington Development Intelligent US Politics
Scott Schaefer American Politics Wiki
Lexington Wiki Stop Obama Now
Metropolis Web Development The Progressive Agenda
Lexington Remodeling Dallas Urban Blog

The publications, websites and applications published by Lexington Development include the above cited and mentioned websites and others, along with iPhone and Android applications published by Lexington, as well as any Lexington branded URL or mobile application, hereinafter referred to as the Site or collectively as the Sites, RSS and Atom feeds, podcasting services, mobile services, and any other feature, content, or application offered, from time to time, by Lexington Development n connection with Lexington’s business (collectively, the “Lexington Sites”).  Lexington Development is based in the United States and the Lexington Sites are hosted in the United States.

Lexington furnishes the Sites for commercial purposes, informational purposes and your personal enjoyment and entertainment. By visiting the Sites (whether or not you are a registered member) or using the Lexington Sites, you accept and agree to be bound by this Terms of Use Agreement, including any future modifications (“Agreement”), and to abide by all applicable laws, rules and regulations (“Applicable Law”). Please read through this Agreement carefully. Lexington may modify this Agreement at any time, and each such modification will be effective upon posting on the Site. All material modifications will apply prospectively only. Your continued use of the Site or the Lexington Sites following any such modification constitutes your acceptance and agreement to be bound by the Agreement as so modified.

It is therefore important that you review this Agreement regularly. If you do not agree to be bound by this Agreement and to abide by all Applicable Law, you must discontinue use of the Lexington Sites immediately. You may receive a copy of this Agreement by emailing us at: info@lexingtoncompanies.com referring to Terms of Use Agreement in the subject. Your access to and use of certain Lexington Sites may require you to accept additional terms and conditions applicable to such Lexington Site, in addition to this Agreement, and may require you to download Software or Content.

Eligibility for Site Registration and Account Security

Children under the age of 13 are not authorized to post messages or participate in “Forums” (as defined below) on the Lexington Sites. All registration information you submit to create an account must be accurate and must be kept updated. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and are responsible for all use of your account. It is therefore critical that you do not share your password with anyone. You agree not to use the account, username, email address or password of another [member or subscriber] at any time. You agree to notify Lexington immediately if you suspect any unauthorized use of, or access to, your account or password.

Termination

This Agreement remains in full force and effect while you use the Lexington Sites. You may terminate your [account/subscription] on the Site at any time, for any reason, by emailing info@lexingtoncompanies.com referring to Termination of Service. Lexington may terminate your account and/or access to the Lexington Sites at any time, for any or no reason, with or without prior notice or explanation, and without liability. Furthermore, even after your user account or access to the Lexington Sites is terminated, this Agreement will remain in effect. You agree that your account is non-transferable and any rights to your account terminate upon your death.

Fees

Although Lexington does not now charge subscription or any other fees for the use of our Sites, you acknowledge that Lexington reserves the right to charge subscription fees for all or any portion of the Lexington Sites. Lexington will provide you with at least 30 days advance notice of any such fees, including any change in the amount of such fees, and a way to cancel your account or subscription in the event you do not wish to pay the modified fee. If you continue to use the Lexington Sites after the subscription fee has been increased, you are expressly agreeing to the increased subscription fee and you will be responsible for paying such subscription fee for the balance of your subscription. If Lexington suspends or terminates your account and/or access to the Lexington Sites because you have breached the Agreement or violated Applicable Law, you will not be entitled to a refund of any unused portion of such fees or other payments.

Purchasing Site Services or Products

If you purchase any service or product on any of the Lexington Sites, you may be required to provide personal information, including credit card and billing information, to an independent third party company or companies selected by, but not affiliated with, Lexington. Where the Processor is responsible for collecting, transmitting and/or processing your personal financial information and, in some instances, for fulfilling your order, all payment obligations for Site Products shall be governed by the terms of use/service and privacy policies of the Processor. If you make a purchase from the Site you are warranting that you are authorized to make the purchase using the form of payment card that you provide to the Processor. You must be 18 years of age or older to purchase a Site Product.Lexington makes no warranty, and accepts no liability for any loss or damages whatsoever, relating to or in connection with your placement of an order for a Site Product with the Processor. Lexington provides no refunds for purchases you make on the Site.

You are solely responsible for any and all transactions utilizing your Personal Financial Information, including, but not limited to, any and all charges. You acknowledge and agree that in the event Processor experiences a data breach that affects your Personal Financial Information, Lexington will in no way be responsible or liable to you for any such breach. Lexington will not store any record of Personal Financial Information related to purchases or other transactions you make through the Lexington Sites. You should therefore maintain records of all your transactions. If you have any questions regarding your transactions or believe that there is an error or unauthorized transaction or activity associated with transactions utilizing your personal financial information, you must contact the Processor.

Lexington Content

The Lexington Sites contain information, text, files, images, images, video, sounds, musical works, works of authorship, applications, and any other materials or content, collectively referred to as “Content” or “Lexington Content”. Lexington Content is protected by copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other laws, and as between you and Lexington, Lexington owns and retains all rights in the Lexington Content and the Lexington Sites. Lexington hereby grants you a limited, revocable, non-sublicensable license to access and display the Lexington Content (excluding any software code) solely for your personal, non-commercial use in connection with viewing the Site and using the Lexington Sites. The Lexington Sites may also contain Content of users and other Lexington licensors. Except as provided in this Agreement or as expressly allowed on a Lexington Site, you may not copy, download, stream capture, reproduce, duplicate, archive, upload, modify, translate, publish, broadcast, transmit, retransmit, distribute, perform, display, sell or otherwise use any Content appearing on or through the Lexington Sites.

Except as expressly permitted by Lexington, you are strictly prohibited from creating works or materials, including but not limited to fonts, icons, link buttons, wallpaper, desktop themes, online postcards, montages, mash-ups and similar videos, greeting cards and unlicensed merchandise that derive from or are based on Lexington Content. This prohibition applies regardless of whether the derivative works or materials are sold, bartered or given away.

You may not either directly or through the use of any device, software, internet site, web based service or other means remove, bypass, avoid interfere with or circumvent any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary marks on the Content or any digital rights management mechanism, device, or other content protection or access control measure associated with the Content. You may not build a business utilizing the Content, whether or not for profit. Furthermore, you may not create, recreate, distribute or advertise an index of any portion of the Content unless you receive prior written authorization from Lexington. Requests for permission to reproduce or distribute materials found on Lexington Sites can be made by contacting Lexington via email at info@lexingtoncompanies.com referring to Content Request in the Subject line.

Your Use of Lexington Sites

The Lexington Sites are offered for your personal use only and may not be used for commercial purposes unless you receive prior written authorization from Lexington. Lexington reserves the right to remove commercial content in its sole discretion. You understand that you are responsible for all Content that you post, upload, transmit, email or otherwise make available on, through or in connection with the Lexington Sites, collectively referred to as “User Content”. Accordingly, please choose carefully the information that you post on, through or in connection with the Lexington Sites. You understand that Lexington does not control the User Content posted by users via the Lexington Sites and, as such, you understand you may be exposed to offensive, indecent, inaccurate or otherwise objectionable Content.

Lexington assumes no responsibility or liability for this type of Content. If you become aware of misuse of the Lexington Sites, please report this to us immediately by emailing info@lexingtoncompanies.com referring to Misuse of Lexington Sites in the Subject line. Lexington assumes no responsibility for monitoring the Lexington Sites for inappropriate Content or conduct.

If at any time, Lexington chooses, in its sole discretion, to monitor the Lexington Sites, Lexington nonetheless assumes no responsibility for Content other than Lexington Content, assumes no obligation to modify or remove any inappropriate Content, and no responsibility for the conduct of any user.

You agree not to use the Lexington Sites to:

  • Post, upload or otherwise transmit or link to Content that is: unlawful; threatening; harmful; abusive; pornographic or includes nudity; offensive; harassing; excessively violent; tortuous; defamatory; invasive of the privacy of someone else, publicity, copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, contract or other rights; false or misleading; obscene; vulgar; libelous; hateful; or discriminatory;
  • Violate the rights of others including patent, trademark, trademark, trade secret, copyright, privacy, publicity or other proprietary rights;
  • Harass or harm another person;
  • Exploit or endanger a minor;
  • Impersonate or attempt to impersonate any person or entity;
  • Introduce or engage in activity that involves the use of viruses, bots, worms, or any other computer code, files or programs that interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment, or otherwise permit the unauthorized use of or access to a computer or a computer network;
  • Interfere with, damage, disable, disrupt, impair, create an undue burden on, or gain unauthorized access to the Lexington Sites, including Lexington’ servers, networks or accounts;
  • Cover, remove, disable, block or obscure advertisements or other portions of the Lexington Sites;
  • Use technology or any automated system such as scripts or bots in order to collect usernames, passwords, email addresses or other data from the Lexington Sites, or to circumvent or modify any security technology or software that is part of the Lexington Sites;
  • Send or cause to send (directly or indirectly) unsolicited bulk messages or other unsolicited bulk communications of any kind through the Lexington Sites. If you do so, you acknowledge you will have caused substantial harm to Lexington, but that the amount of harm would be extremely difficult to measure. As a reasonable estimation of such harm, you agree to pay Lexington $50 for each actual or intended recipient of such communication;
  • Solicit, collect or request any personal information for commercial or unlawful purposes;
  • Post, upload or otherwise transmit an image or video of another person without that person’s consent;
  • Engage in commercial activity (including but not limited to sales, contests, or sweepstakes) without Lexington’ prior written consent;
  • Use the Lexington Sites to advertise or promote competing services;
  • Use the Lexington Sites in a manner inconsistent with any and all Applicable Law;
  • Attempt, facilitate or encourage others to do any of the foregoing.

Lexington reserves the right, but disclaims any obligation or responsibility, to remove User Content that violates this Agreement, as determined by Lexington in its sole discretion. You acknowledge Lexington reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in Lexington’ sole discretion, violates this Agreement, including but not limited to, terminating their user account and/or reporting such User Content, conduct, or activity to law enforcement authorities.

You acknowledge, consent and agree that Lexington may access, preserve or disclose information you provide to the Site, including User Content, when Lexington has a good faith belief that such access, preservation or disclosure is necessary in order to: (i) protect or defend the legal rights or property of Lexington, our parents, subsidiaries or affiliates (“Affiliated Companies”), or their employees, agents and contractors (including enforcement of our agreements); (ii) protect the safety and security of users of the Lexington Sites or members of the public including acting in urgent circumstances; (iii) protect against fraud or for risk management purposes; or (iv) comply with the law or legal process.

Message Boards and Public Forums

The Site offers users the ability to post public messages on message boards and forums (“Forums”), which may be open to the public generally, to all members of the Site, or to a select group of members to a specific Forum group. You acknowledge that messages posted on such Forums are public, and Lexington cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose through any Forum; you make such disclosures at your own risk. Lexington is not responsible for the content or accuracy of any information posted on a Forum, and shall not be responsible for any decisions made based on such information. Lexington reserves the right, but disclaims any obligation or responsibility, to prevent you from posting. User Content to any Forum and to restrict or remove your User Content from a Forum for any reason at any time.

Your Proprietary Rights

Lexington does not claim any ownership rights in the User Content that you post, upload, email transmit, or otherwise make available on, through or in connection with the Lexington Sites; provided, however, that User Content shall not include any Content posted by a user that is already owned by Lexington or any affiliate. By posting any User Content on, through or in connection with the Lexington Sites, you hereby grant to Lexington and our affiliates, licensees and authorized users, a perpetual, non-exclusive, fully-paid and royalty-free, sub-licensable, transferable license to use, modify, excerpt, adapt, create derivative works and compilations based upon, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce, and distribute such User Content on, through or in connection with the Lexington Sites or in connection with any distribution or syndication thereof to Third Party Services, as defined below, on and through all media formats now known or hereafter devised, for any and all purposes including, but not limited to, promotional, marketing, trade or commercial purposes. Lexington’ use of such User Content shall not require any further notice to you and such use shall be without the requirement of any permission from or payment to you or to any other person or entity. Lexington reserves the right to limit the storage capacity of User Content that you post on, through or in connection with the Lexington Sites.

You represent and warrant that: (i) you own the User Content posted by you on, through or in connection with the Lexington Sites, or otherwise have the right to grant the license set forth in this Section, and (ii) the posting of User Content by you on, through or in connection with the Lexington Sites and Third Party Services does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights or any other rights of any person or entity. You agree to pay for all royalties, fees, and any other monies owing any person or entity by reason of the use of any User Content posted by you on or through the Lexington Sites or Third Party Services.

Copyrights and Other Intellectual Property

Lexington respects the intellectual property of others, and requires that our users do the same. You may not upload, embed, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any material that infringes any copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights of any person or entity. Lexington has a policy of terminating repeat infringers’ access to the Lexington Sites in appropriate circumstances. If you believe that any material residing on or linked to from the Site infringes your copyright, please send us a notification of claimed infringement via email at info@lexingtoncompanies.com referring to Infringement in the Subject line and include all of the following information: (a) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works; (b) identification of the claimed infringing material and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material on the Lexington Sites (such as the URL(s) of the claimed infringing material); (c) information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an email address; (d) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; (e) a statement by you that the above information in your notification is accurate and a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that you are the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed or are authorized to act on the owner’s behalf; and (f) your physical or electronic signature.

Third Party Links and Services

The Lexington Sites may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other websites, applications, resources or other services created by third parties (“Third Party Services”). When you engage with a Third Party Service, you are interacting with the third party, not with Lexington. If you choose to use a Third Party Service and share information with it, the Third Party Services may use and share your data in accordance with the Third Party Service’s privacy policy and your privacy settings on such Third Party Service. In addition, the third party providing the Third Party Service may use other parties to provide portions of the application or service to you, such as technology, development or payment services. Lexington is not responsible for and makes no warranties, express or implied, as to the Third Party Services or the providers of such Third Party Services (including, but not limited to, the accuracy or completeness of the information provided by such Third Party Service or the privacy practices thereof). Inclusion of any Third Party Service or a link thereto on the Lexington Sites does not imply approval or endorsement of the Third Party Service.

Lexington is not responsible for the content or practices of any websites other than the Site, even if the website links to the Site and even if it is operated by an affiliate or a company otherwise connected with the Site. By using the Lexington Sites, you acknowledge and agree that Lexington is not responsible or liable to you for any content or other materials hosted and served from any website other than the Site. When you access Third Party Services, you do so at your own risk. Lexington encourages you not to provide any personally identifiable information to any Third Party Service unless you know and are comfortable with the party with whom you are interacting. If you are interested in creating hyperlinks to the Site, you must contact us via email at info@lexingtondevelopment.com referring to Link Request in the Subject line before doing so. In establishing links, you must not represent in any way, expressly or by implication, that you have received the endorsement, sponsorship or support of the Site or Lexington, including its respective employees, agents, directors, officers or shareholders.

Member Disputes

You are solely responsible for your interactions with other users of Lexington Sites, providers of Third Party Services or any other parties with whom you interact on, through or in connection with the Lexington Sites. Lexington reserves the right, but has no obligation, to become involved in any way with these disputes.

Privacy

Use of the Lexington Sites is also governed by our Privacy Policy, which is incorporated into this Agreement by this reference.

Disclaimers

Use of the Lexington Sites is also governed by our Legal Disclaimer, which is incorporated into this Agreement by this reference. Furthermore, the Lexington Sites are provided “as is” and “as available” and Lexington does not guarantee or promise any specific results from use of the Lexington Sites. Lexington expressly disclaims any warranties and conditions of any kind, whether express or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. In particular, Lexington makes no warranty that your use of the Lexington Sites will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free or that any information obtained by you on, through or in connection with the Lexington Sites or Third Party Services (including but not limited to, through User Content or third party advertisements) will be accurate or reliable. Under no circumstances will Lexington be responsible for any loss or damage, including but not limited to, property damage, personal injury or death, resulting from use of the Lexington Sites, problems or technical malfunction in connection with use of the Lexington Sites, attendance at a Lexington event, any material downloaded or otherwise obtained in connection with the Lexington Sites, any User Content, third party advertisement or Third Party Service posted on, through or in connection with the Lexington Sites, or the conduct of any users of the Lexington Sites, whether online or offline. Your use of User Content, third party advertisements, Third Party Services and the goods or services provided by any third parties is solely your responsibility and at your own risk. User Content, third party advertisements and Third Party Services do not necessarily reflect the opinions or policies of Lexington.

Limitation on Liability

IN NO EVENT WILL LEXINGTON BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST PROFIT DAMAGES ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THE LEXINGTON SITES, EVEN IF LEXINGTON HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING CONTAINED HEREIN TO THE CONTRARY, LEXINGTON’S LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF THE ACTION, WILL AT ALL TIMES BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT PAID, IF ANY, BY YOU TO LEXINGTON FOR THE LEXINGTON SITES DURING THE TERM OF YOUR USE OF THE LEXINGTON SITES.

US Export Controls

Software available in connection with the Lexington Sites, hereinafter referred to as the “Software” is further subject to United States export controls. No Software may be downloaded from the Lexington Sites or otherwise exported or re-exported in violation of US export laws. Downloading or using the Software is at your sole risk.

Disputes

This Agreement will be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Texas, without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You and Lexington agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located in Denton County, Texas to resolve any dispute arising out of this Agreement or the Lexington Sites. YOU HEREBY KNOWINGLY, VOLUNTARILY AND INTENTIONALLY WAIVE ANY RIGHT YOU MAY HAVE TO A TRIAL BY JURY IN RESPECT OF ANY LITIGATION, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY CLAIMS, COUNTERCLAIMS, CROSS-CLAIMS, OR THIRD PARTY CLAIMS ARISING OUT OF, UNDER OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT.

Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold Lexington, its affiliates, subcontractors and other partners, and their respective officers, agents, partners and employees, harmless from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the Site or the Lexington Sites, your breach of this Agreement, your violation of any rights of another or any Content that you post or otherwise submit on, through or in connection with the Lexington Sites.

Unsolicited Submissions

Lexington does not knowingly accept, via the Lexington Sites or otherwise, unsolicited submissions including, without limitation, submissions of books, programming ideas, blog ideas, articles, scripts, story lines, fan fiction, characters, drawings, information, suggestions, proposals, ideas or concepts. Lexington’s policy is to simply delete any such submission without reading it or forwarding it to other Lexington staff or staff of its affiliates. Therefore, any similarity between an unsolicited submission and any elements in any Lexington creative work including, without limitation, a program, film, series, story, title or concept would be purely coincidental. If unsolicited submissions are sent to Lexington via the Lexington Sites (including but not limited to any public forum), however, such submissions and copyright become the property of Lexington and may be used, copied, sub-licensed, adapted, transmitted, distributed, publicly performed, published, displayed or deleted as Lexington sees fit. You agree that you are not entitled to any compensation, credit or notice whatsoever and that by sending an unsolicited submission you waive the right to make any claim against Lexington or affiliate relating to unsolicited submissions, including, without limitation, unfair competition, breach of implied contract or breach of confidentiality.

Employment Opportunities

Lexington may, from time to time, post employment opportunities on the Lexington Sites and/or invite users to submit resumes to it. If you choose to submit your name, contact information, resume and/or other personal information to Lexington in response to employment listings, you are authorizing Lexington to utilize this information for all lawful and legitimate hiring and employment purposes. Lexington also reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to forward the information you submit to its affiliates for legitimate business purposes. Nothing in this Agreement or contained in the Lexington Sites will constitute a promise by Lexington to contact, interview, hire or employ any individual who submits information to it, nor will anything in this Agreement or contained in the Lexington Sites constitutes a promise that Lexington Development will review any or all of the information submitted to it by users of the Lexington Sites.

Miscellaneous

This Agreement operates to the fullest extent permissible by law. If any provision of this Agreement is unlawful, void or unenforceable, that provision is deemed severable from this Agreement and does not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

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