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Use of Materials on this Site
Hiking Long Island maintains this site for your personal information, education, and communication. Please feel free to browse our site. All materials on our site, including but not limited to artwork, photographs, graphics, audio clips, video clips, text and trademarks, are the sole property of Hiking Long Island or its licensors. U.S. and international laws of copyright, trademark and unfair competition protect the exclusive rights to all materials on this site.
It is in keeping with Hiking Long Island's mission to encourage public discourse and activism regarding conservation of the natural environment. Accordingly, unless particular materials are specifically restricted as noted on the web page, it is Hiking Long Island's policy to allow limited reproduction and distribution of the materials posted on our site as follows: You may copy, reproduce and distribute content from this site provided that: (1) the particular article or section is reproduced in its entirety in its original form; you may not edit or otherwise change the substance of the content, or change or delete any copyright, trademark and other proprietary notices; (2) all copies include a statement that the material was reproduced from Hike-LI.com with permission of Hiking Long Island; (3) all copies include the following notice "Copyright ©1999 Hiking Long Island. All Rights Reserved.” (4) The copies are distributed only for the non-commercial educational or public policy purposes of promoting conservation of the natural environment; and (5) the copies are distributed at no charge, or at most, at actual cost. Provided you comply with all of these conditions, Hiking Long Island grants you a non- exclusive, nontransferable license to use the materials on our site.
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This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. However, Hiking Long Island cannot guarantee your confidential use of this site. Hiking Long Island shall not be responsible for any harm that you or any person may suffer as the result of a breach of confidentiality with respect to information you transmitted to the site.
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Limitations on Hiking Long Island's Liability
The materials on this site are provided solely for educational and promotional purposes. Your use and browsing of this site is at your own risk. The materials could include technical inaccuracies or other errors. They are provided to you "as is" without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Hiking Long Island does not warrant that the functions contained in Hike-LI.com materials will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that our site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or other harmful components. Hiking Long Island does not warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the results of the use of the materials on our site in terms of their correctness, accuracy, reliability, or otherwise. You (and not Hiking Long Island) assume the entire cost of all necessary servicing, repair or correction. Applicable law may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusion may not apply to you.
Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall Hiking Long Island be liable for any special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or inability to use, the materials on our site, even if Hiking Long Island or a Hiking Long Island-authorized representative has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Applicable law may not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability or incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation may not apply to you. In no event shall Hiking Long Island's total liability to you for all damages, losses, and causes of action, including but not limited to negligence, arising out of our in connection with your use of this site, exceed the amount paid by you, if any, for accessing this site.
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Whenever possible, each provision of these terms shall be interpreted in such manner as to be effective and valid under applicable law, but if any provision is deemed prohibited or invalid under applicable law, such provision shall be ineffective to the extent of such prohibition or invalidity without invalidating the remainder of such provision or the remaining provisions of these terms.
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