Terms of Use

Last updated April 15, 2010

Welcome to HistoricWillamette.com (the “Site”). The following are the rules (“Terms”) that govern your use of the Site. By using or visiting the Site, you expressly agree to be bound by these Terms and to follow these Terms and all applicable laws and regulations governing the Site. HistoricWillamette.com reserves the right to change these Terms at any time, effective immediately upon posting on the Site.

Permitted Use
You agree that you are only authorized to visit, view, and retain a copy of pages of this Site for your own personal use, and that you shall not duplicate, download, publish, modify, adapt, create derivative works, appropriate, reproduce, or otherwise distribute, sell, trade, or in any way exploit the material on this Site for any use, or for any purpose other than as described in these Terms. Unless specifically authorized by HistoricWillamette.com, you also agree not to deep-link to the Site for any purpose, or to mine the Site to create a database of businesses or business reviews for any commercial purpose. Use of this Site is void where prohibited.

Registering with HistoricWillamette.com
In order to take advantage of certain features on the Site, you may be required to register. You will be required to register if you want to set up a user account and post reviews, ratings, photos, videos, lists, graphics, texts, and other communications regarding events or businesses in your community (collectively, “Content”). You will also have to register to save your favorite restaurant profiles, receive discount offerings or other information from HistoricWillamette.com, and for other functionality that HistoricWillamette.com may offer through the Site. HistoricWillamette.com’s use of any personal information that you provide to us during any registration process is governed by HistoricWillamette.com’s privacy policy. HistoricWillamette.com has no obligation to store, retain or provide you with copies of your posted Content, nor does HistoricWillamette.com guarantee any confidentiality with respect to the posted Content (except as set forth in our Privacy Policy.

My HistoricWillamette.com Account
If you register for a user account, you agree to take full responsibility for maintaining the confidentiality of your account user name, password, and all related activity that occurs under your account user name. If you violate these Terms, HistoricWillamette.com may, at its sole discretion, terminate your account, remove or modify any account-related content or access, or take any other action that HistoricWillamette.com deems appropriate.

User Content Rules
You agree that the Content you post will not:

  • Be offensive, harmful and/or abusive, including but not limited to, contain images depicting or language containing expletives or profanities, obscenities, harassment, vulgarities, sexually explicit material or that promotes bigotry or discrimination against protected classes (e.g., racist/discriminatory speech or imagery.)
  • Accuse others of illegal activity, or describe physical confrontations and/or sexual harassment.
  • Be of a nature that does not address the goods and services, atmosphere, or other attributes of the business or have no qualitative value (including, but no limited to, spam, chain or other mass messaging).
  • Be a shill or a deceptive advertisement or cause, or be a result of, a conflict of interest.
  • Violate any third-party right, including, but not limited to, right of privacy, right of publicity, copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or any other intellectual property or proprietary rights.
  • Be inappropriate based on the applicable subject matter.
  • Contain personal information or messages including email addresses, URLs, phone numbers and postal addresses.
  • Be commercial in nature, including but not limited to spam, surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or other advertising materials.
  • Contain material that violates the standards of good taste or the standards of this Site.
  • Contain material that is illegal, or that violates any federal, state, or local law or regulation.
  • Contain language or images intended to impersonate other users (including names of other individuals) or offensive or inappropriate user names or signatures.
  • Contain material that is not in English, that is encrypted or that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots or other computer programming routines that are intended to damage, interfere with, intercept or appropriate any system, data or personal information.
  • You may not assert or imply that your posted Content is in any way sponsored or endorsed by HistoricWillamette.com. You are solely responsible for the Content that you post, and you assume any and all risks and liability that may arise from your posted Content.

HistoricWillamette.com reserves the right, but not the obligation, to refuse to post, reinstate, disable from view or remove any user Content that we determine, in our sole discretion, to be violations of any User Content Rules.

User Content is not endorsed by HistoricWillamette.com
User Content does not reflect the views of HistoricWillamette.com; its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies; or its employees, officers, directors, or shareholders. HistoricWillamette.com does not assume responsibility or liability for any Content or for any claims, damages, or losses resulting from any use of the Site or the materials contained therein.

Content Submitted by Users owned by HistoricWillamette.com
Any Content that is submitted to HistoricWillamette.com shall be owned exclusively and in perpetuity by HistoricWillamette.com. You represent that you have the necessary permissions to use, and transfer to HistoricWillamette.com the exclusive ownership and use of, the posted Content. Such exclusive ownership means that HistoricWillamette.com, its parent, subsidiary, and/or affiliated companies have the unrestricted, perpetual, and exclusive right to use, license, reproduce, modify, translate, transmit, and distribute any and all Content that you post. HistoricWillamette.com is under no obligation to give credit or pay any consideration to you for your Content. You waive completely and in perpetuity any claims and rights associated with your posted Content.

Reporting Claims of Infringement and Copyright Dispute Resolution
HistoricWillamette.com has adopted the following procedures and policies to handle copyright infringement notifications in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”). Upon receiving notice of a potential copyright infringement claim, HistoricWillamette.com will remove or disable access from the Site the alleged infringing content if such notice complies with the requisite elements under the DMCA. Further, if a user is found to be a repeat offender, HistoricWillamette.com may terminate their user account.

Procedure to Report an Infringement Notification
If you believe that your copyright has been or is being infringed upon by material found on the Site, you are required to follow the below procedure to file a notification:

  • Identify in writing the copyrighted material that you claim has been infringed upon;
  • Identify in writing the material on the Site that you allege is infringing upon the copyrighted material, and provide sufficient information that reasonably identifies the location of the alleged infringing material (e.g., the user name of the alleged infringer and the business listing it is posted under);
  • Include the following statement: “I have a good faith belief that the use of the content on the Site as described above is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or law.”;
  • Include the following statement: “I swear under penalty of perjury that the information in my notice is accurate and I am the copyright owner or I am authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.”;
  • Provide your contact information including your address, telephone number, and e-mail address (if available);
  • Provide your physical or electronic signature; and
  • Send the written communication to:

HistoricWillamette.com Legal Contact
{contact info}

HistoricWillamette.com, may at its sole discretion, send a copy of this legal notice to a third-party which may publish or annotate it. For example, your written notification (with personal information removed) may be forwarded to Chilling Effects (http://www.chillingeffects.org) for publication.

Please note that you may be subject to liability under Section 512(f) of the DMCA if you knowingly materially misrepresent that material on the Site infringes upon your copyright.

Procedure to Report a Counter-Notification
If you believe that content has been mistakenly removed pursuant to a claim filed under the DMCA, you are required to follow the below procedure to file a counter-notification:

  • Identify in writing the material that was removed or disabled from access, and provide a description that reasonably identifies the location of the material prior to its removal;
  • Include the following statement “I swear under penalty of perjury that the material that was removed or disabled from access was due to a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled.”;
  • Provide your name, address, telephone number, email address (if available), and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the judicial district in which your address is located, and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification under 512(c)(1)(C) or an agent of such person;
  • Provide your physical or electronic signature; and
  • Send the written communication to:

HistoricWillamette.com Legal Contact

{contact info}

For additional questions regarding HistoricWillamette.com’s procedure in handling copyright infringement notifications, please send an email to {contact email address}.

Contact Us
If you see objectionable content or have any questions about these Terms of Use, please contact HistoricWillamette.com at {contact email address}.

Links and Search Results
The Site may automatically produce search results that reference or link to third-party sites throughout the World Wide Web. HistoricWillamette.com has no control over these sites or the content within them. HistoricWillamette.com cannot guarantee, represent, or warrant that the content contained in these sites is accurate, legal, and/or inoffensive. HistoricWillamette.com does not endorse the content of any third-party site, nor do we warrant that it will not contain viruses or otherwise impact your computer. By using the Site to search for or link to another site, you agree and understand that you may not make any claim against HistoricWillamette.com for any damages or losses, whatsoever, resulting from your use of the Site to obtain search results or to link to another site. If you have a problem with a link from the Site, please notify HistoricWillamette.com at {contact email address}, and HistoricWillamette.com will investigate your claim and take any actions HistoricWillamette.com deems appropriate at our sole discretion.

Business listings located on HistoricWillamette.com are selected for display in search results based primarily on their content in relation to the user-provided search terms. Consequently, both customer and non-customer listings will be included in a search results list, and HistoricWillamette.com will not discriminate based on whether a business is a customer with regard to placement or inclusion in the business listings. HistoricWillamette.com customers do not pay to be included in certain search result listings or to retain a specific ranking. However, due to the fact that HistoricWillamette.com customers typically provide more content relative to their non-customer counterparts (e.g., in the form of offers, business biographies, etc.), it is possible that HistoricWillamette.com customers will be displayed at a higher ranking in a search results page.

HistoricWillamette.com customer listings may be rotated within the search results due to a number of factors, none of which are determined by paid inclusion or paid placement. Thus, such variable placement of HistoricWillamette.com customers is not intended to displace non-customer search results placement or inclusion. Indeed, non-customers with a good deal of quality content could appear higher on search result returns than HistoricWillamette.com customers.

RSS Feeds
HistoricWillamette.com provides Really Simple Syndication (“RSS”) as a free service to allow users to subscribe to our content. You agree that your use of any of HistoricWillamette.com’s RSS feeds (“RSS Feeds”) will be non-commercial and that you will not attempt to re-sell, redistribute, or syndicate any content contained in the RSS Feeds (“HistoricWillamette.com Content”) in any way. HistoricWillamette.com shall have sole discretion over what HistoricWillamette.com Content is made available via the RSS Feeds at any time, and HistoricWillamette.com (and the users who contribute their Content) shall have sole editorial control over the HistoricWillamette.com Content. HistoricWillamette.com retains all right, title and interest in and to the RSS Feeds, the HistoricWillamette.com Content and the Site.

You may not alter any HistoricWillamette.com Content in any manner whatsoever. You may not directly or indirectly change, edit, modify, add to or otherwise create derivate works of the HistoricWillamette.com Content. The title of each HistoricWillamette.com Content shall be hyperlinked with the provided URL without redirects (e.g., a ) and the link shall not contain “no-follow tags” and is not within java script.

HistoricWillamette.com reserves the right to modify or discontinue providing any or all RSS Feeds at any time. HistoricWillamette.com may also require you to cease distributing, displaying, or using the RSS Feeds for violating any of the Terms and Conditions with respect to RSS Feeds.

If you have any questions about the RSS Feeds, please contact {contact email address}

Offline Conduct
Although HistoricWillamette.com cannot monitor the conduct of its users off the Site, it is a violation of these rules to use any information obtained from this Site in order to harass, abuse, or harm another person, or in order to contact, advertise to, solicit, or sell to any user without his/her prior explicit consent.

Access and Interference
You agree that you will not use any robot, spider, other automatic device, or manual process to monitor or copy our Web pages or the content contained thereon or for any other unauthorized purpose without our prior expressed written permission. You agree that you will not use any device, software, or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site.