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Privacy Policy
We  take your privacy seriously. This policy explains how we use the information collected from our users on this site to deliver a reasonable online experience. As we continue to offer our visitors new and different types of content and services, we may modify our practices from time to time. However, we will treat all personal information we collect in accordance with the privacy notice in effect at the time the information is collected. At independent.on.ca we do not collect personally identifiable information unless our visitors voluntarily provide it to us. For some activities, such as online polls or comments, we may ask visitors to provide information that is personally identifiable. This might include name, website, email etc. The independent.on.ca does not give away email addresses for marketing or spamming purposes. independent.on.ca may use cookies.  These are non-intrusive and are to help you keep your preferences and account logged in.

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Terms & Conditions

Please read these Terms Of Use carefully before using this site. By using this site, you signify your agreement with these Terms Of Use. If you do not agree with any of the below Terms Of Use, do not use this site. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify, alter or otherwise update these Terms Of Use at any time. By using this service after we have posted notice of such modifications, alterations or updates, you agree to be bound by the revised terms. We retain the right to deny access to anyone who we believe has violated any of these Terms of Use.

This site is controlled and operated by The Kincardine Independent. All material on this site, including, but not limited to images, writing, audio clips, and video clips, is protected by copyrights, trademarks, and other intellectual property rights which are owned and controlled by The Kincardine Independent or by other parties that have licensed their material to The Kincardine Independent. Material on independent.on.ca or any web site owned, operated, licensed or controlled by The Kincardine Independent is solely for your personal, non-commercial use. Such material may not be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way, including by e-mail or other electronic means without the prior written consent of the owner. Modification of the materials, use of the materials on any other web site or networked computer environment, or use of the materials for any purpose other than personal, non-commercial use is a violation of the copyrights, trademarks, and other proprietary rights, and is prohibited and punishable by law.

This site may contain links to other web sites by link or sponsorship ("Linked Sites"). The Linked Sites are for your convenience only, and you access them at your own risk. The Kincardine Independent is not responsible for the content of the Linked Sites, whether or not The Kincardine Independent is affiliated with sponsors of the sites. The Kincardine Independent does not in any way endorse the Linked Sites.

The Kincardine Independent welcomes links to this site. You may establish a hypertext link to this site, provided that the link does not state or imply any sponsorship or endorsement of your site by The Kincardine Independent . You may not use on your site any trademarks, service marks or copyrighted materials appearing on the The Kincardine Independent site, including but not limited to any images or text, without the express written consent of the owner of the mark or right. You may not frame or otherwise incorporate into another web site any of the content or other materials on the The Kincardine Independent site without prior written consent.

Any e-mails, notes, comments, letters, ideas, suggestions, concepts or other material submitted will become the property of The Kincardine Independent. The Kincardine Independent shall be entitled, consistent with our policies regarding privacy, to use or modify the material or any of its elements for any type of use forever. When you submit material to The Kincardine Independent 's web site, you agree that The Kincardine Independent has the right to publish or otherwise use the material or any of its elements for any type of use, including promotional and advertising purposes, subject to The Kincardine Independent 's policies regarding privacy. The Kincardine Independent is not responsible for comments or content submitted by its users; the views expressed by such parties are not necessarily those of the Kincardine Independent.

Disclaimer of Warranties and Liability
The materials on The Kincardine Independent's web site are provided "as is" and without warranties of any kind either express or implied. The Kincardine Independent disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, other than those warranties which, under the laws applicable to this agreement, are implied by law and are incapable of exclusion, restriction, or modification. Neither The Kincardine Independent, nor its affiliated or related entities, nor any person involved in the creation, production, and distribution of The Kincardine Independent's web site warrant that the functions contained in the materials will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that The Kincardine Independent or the server that makes them available are free of viruses or other harmful components. The material that you read on The Kincardine Independent's web site is provided solely for entertainment and promotional purposes. The Kincardine Independent does not warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the results of the use of the materials in The Kincardine Independent's web site in terms of their correctness, accuracy, reliability, or otherwise.

You expressly agree that use of the The Kincardine Independent site is at your sole risk. You (and not The Kincardine Independent) assume the entire cost of all necessary servicing, repair or correction. You expressly agree that neither The Kincardine Independent, nor its affiliated or related entities, nor any of their respective employees, or agents, nor any person or entity involved in the creation, production, and distribution of The Kincardine Independent's web site are responsible or liable to any person or entity whatsoever for any loss, damage (whether actual, consequential, punitive or otherwise), injury, claim, liability or damage resulting from the use of this site or any other The Kincardine Independent web site. By way of example, and without limiting the generality of the foregoing, The Kincardine Independent and related persons and entities shall not be responsible or liable for any claim or damage arising from failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation, computer virus, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or alteration of personal records, or the reliance upon or use of data, information, opinions or other materials appearing on this site. You expressly acknowledge and agree that The Kincardine Independent is not liable or responsible for any defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of users or other subscribers or third parties.

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