Terms & Conditions

Welcome to the FerryCounty.com Website. While you browse our Website, or if you chose to contact us, you accept these conditions of use:

ABOUT FERRYCOUNTY.COM

FerryCounty.com is privately owned and operated and is not officially or directly affiliated with any for-profit or nonprofit organization. The intent of the Website is to entertain; and to promote Ferry County, Washington tourism, businesses, and recreational opportunities. We currently do not accept paid advertisements; though submitted and listed businesses may contain advertisement-based language. The businesses and organizations we list on the site are provided to help tourists and travelers to plan trips to communities in Ferry County, Washington.

1. INTRODUCTION

BEFORE YOU USE, SUBMIT REQUESTS TO, ADVERTISE WITH, OR PROVIDE INFORMATION TO FERRYCOUNTY.COM, IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU CAREFULLY REVIEW THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET OUT BELOW. In addition, specific pages (e.g., FAQ: Comments) on the Website may set out additional terms and conditions, all of which are incorporated by reference into this Agreement. Terms may be changed or updated at any time, but you can find the most recent version on the Website. In the case of inconsistencies between this Agreement and information included in off-line materials, (e.g., promotional materials and mailers), this Agreement will always control. We suggest that you periodically check the Website to make sure you are up to date.

By using FerryCounty.com, you indicate that you accept this Agreement and that you agree to be bound by and subject to the terms and conditions contained herein and any subsequent modifications. Acceptance of this Agreement creates a binding legal agreement between you and FerryCounty.com that you will use the Website only in a manner that is consistent with this Agreement. Your use of FerryCounty.com is entirely conditioned on and subject to your compliance with this Agreement. If at any time you do not agree with this Agreement, do not proceed to access or use FerryCounty.com.

2. FERRYCOUNTY.COM SERVICES

FerryCounty.com is intended solely for entertainment purposes. We welcome individuals of all ages to browse our site; however we ask that anyone submitting information to FerryCounty.com be 18 years of age or older and legally able to form legally binding contracts under applicable law. By accepting this Agreement and using FerryCounty.com, you acknowledge that you are age 18 or above.

FerryCounty.com reserves the right at any time to change, modify, add to, discontinue, or retire any aspect or feature of the Website including but not limited to storage of the Content, email capabilities, access, server capacity, or the ability to use this on any particular device or communications service. FerryCounty.com has no obligation to provide you with notice of any such changes and shall have no liability therefore. You understand that your use of the Website is at your own risk and that FerryCounty.com is under no obligation to provide assistance, error corrections, updates, upgrades, corrections and/or other enhancements of free services and information on the Website.

FerryCounty.com receives many queries for information from visitors to our Website. When we can, we reply to queries; however, we recommend that for reliable, up-to-date responses you direct your queries to the appropriate organizations listed on our site. FerryCounty.com is a privately owned site, and is not affiliated with realty companies, chamber organizations, government offices, the department of transportation, the parks department, or any commercial businesses (other than our own). We urge you to avail yourself of the contact email, phone numbers, and addresses we strive to provide on our events, recreation, business, and interview pages.

3. COPYRIGHT

Unless otherwise noted, all of the content featured or displayed on FerryCounty.com, including, but not limited to, text, graphics, photographs images, moving images, sound, illustrations, and software is copyrighted by the owners of FerryCounty.com and is protected by United States and international copyright laws, and may not be reprinted, retransmitted, or otherwise utilized without written permission.

All users of this Website agree not to infringe the copyright of any other person, as a condition of viewing, using, or submitting materials to this Website.
The owners and editor of FerryCounty.com will not knowingly infringe someone’s copyright or provide a link from FerryCounty.com to any Website containing materials which infringe someone’s copyright. The owners and editor of FerryCounty.com do not receive any financial benefit directly attributable to the content of materials on linked Websites, with the exception of the items displayed on our Gift Shop page (http://www.ferrycounty.com/gift-shop/), which link back to our own affiliated Fine Art America shop page.

4. OTHER BUSINESSES

Parties other than FerryCounty.com list businesses and product lines on this Website. For example, there are many businesses listed in the Business Directory of FerryCounty.com. In addition, we provide links to community organizations. We are not responsible for examining or evaluating, and we do not warrant the offerings of any of these businesses or individuals or the content of their advertisements or Websites. FerryCounty.com does not assume any responsibility or liability for the actions, product, and content of all these and any other third parties.

WE ARE NOT A PARTY TO ANY TRANSACTIONS OR RENTAL AGREEMENTS. See section 12.

5. SERVICE MARKS

“FerryCounty.com” is our service mark or trademarks. Other product and company names mentioned on the Website may be trademarks of their respective owners.

6. PRIVACY

We receive and may, at our discretion, store any information you send to us via email or provide to us in any other way. What information you choose to provide us is solely at your discretion. We will use the information that you provide to us to respond to queries for information, customize our Website, create new product lines, purchase advertising, and for communicating with you. When you visit this Website, some information, such as the Website that referred you to us, your IP address, and browser information, may be collected automatically as part of our hosting company’s operation.

Queries for Information: unless the sender specifically requests that their correspondence remain private, the editor of FerryCounty.com may choose to forward email requests for information to one or more government, nonprofit, or commercial organizations in order to provide appropriate and relevant responses. This may result in a response from the editor at FerryCounty.com and/or mail and email responses from one or more nonprofit or commercial organizations. Inquiries and correspondence to FerryCounty.com should be considered part of the public domain. We will not sell the personal information you provide to us to any person or business, without your express permission.

7. CHILDREN’S PROTECTION AND PRIVACY

If you are under eighteen years old, do not provide us with any information about yourself. If you do send us any information about yourself, you represent that you are eighteen years old or older.

8. PHONE, MAIL, EMAIL, OR ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS

If you communicate with us by phone, mail, or electronically, by contacting us, you agree to receive communications from us by phone, mail, or electronically. We will communicate with you through the U.S Postal Service, by email, or by posting information on this Website. If you query us for information and we are unable to provide you with an answer, we may forward your email to state and local government offices and to members of Ferry County chambers of commerce or visitor and convention bureaus to ask them to respond to your query directly. If you list your business on FerryCounty.com you agree to accept phone, U.S. Postal Service communications, and email communications from us about agreements, disclosures, requests for information, verifications, payments, renewals, and notifications. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.

9. SUBMISSION POLICY

FerryCounty.com’s editor will review all comments, event, business, and link submissions for accuracy and consider them for addition to the Website. Submission does not guarantee inclusion. FerryCounty.com reserves the right to decline publishing any comment, link, business listing, or announcement for any reason. If your submission is accepted, FerryCounty.com’s editor reserves the right to edit and reformat the content of your text, and crop and re-size photos. Any person or organization submitting written materials, maps, artwork, photographs, or sound recordings for publication must represent (in email or letter) that the use of these materials does not infringe the copyright of any other person. Do not submit copied or scanned information from other media (such as printed material, artwork, photographs, sound recordings, or computer software) without first obtaining written permission from the copyright owner. Include the copyright owner’s permission with your submission.

While we’re delighted to receive comments on our posting pages, this site isn’t meant to be a debate forum or a place to air grievances. Provocative, incorrect, not useful, or just plain crabby comments will not be posted.

10. LICENSING AND RIGHTS

Solely to enable FerryCounty.com to use the information you supply to us, so that we are not violating any rights you might have in that information, you agree to grant us a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sub-licensable (through multiple tiers) right to exercise the copyright, publicity, and database rights (but no other rights) you have in your ad or listing, in any media now known or not currently known, with respect to your ad or listing. FerryCounty.com will only use your personal information in accordance with our Privacy Policy. The rights granted by FerryCounty.com herein do not constitute any assignment of ownership or other transfer of ownership interests therein or in any property of FerryCounty.com, including without limitation, any intellectual property of FerryCounty.com to User and User shall not sell, assign or otherwise transfer any right in the Website or the Content. FerryCounty.com may terminate the authorization, rights and licenses granted herein at any time and require you, upon notice of such termination, to destroy any and all Content.

11. BUSINESSES & CONTRIBUTORS

FerryCounty.com may contain advertising and sponsorships; though, we are currently not selling advertisement space. Businesses and contributors are responsible for ensuring that material submitted for inclusion on the Website is accurate and complies with applicable laws. We are not responsible for the illegality or any error, inaccuracy, or problem in the business’ or contributor’s materials. We shall not be liable for or responsible in any manner for any of your dealings or interaction with third parties. Review your listing(s) carefully! Accurate information is solely your responsibility. FerryCounty.com is not responsible for incorrect information provided by you; we act as a disinterested conduit for the online distribution and publication of your content. Our business listings are available only to, and may only be used by individuals who can form legally binding contracts under applicable law, and as such, are not available to children (persons under the age of 18).

We reserve the right to refuse to list any business or post any comment, article, or photo that does not reflect favorably on Ferrycounty.com; Ferry County, Washington; or Ferry County Washington’s towns or citizens. Businesses listed on FerryCounty.com must provide substantial benefit (as determined by the owners and editor of FerryCounty.com) to tourists or visitors to Ferry County, Washington.

11.1) Listing Content: You must be the legal owner of the business you list on FerryCounty.com and be able to sell the item(s) you represent on the Website. To list your business on our Website, you must provide us with two forms of contact with you: a current phone number and street address or PO box. Your listing must include a phone number, or street or post office box number. Your listings may only include text descriptions, photos, and other content relevant to your business.
No HTML or Javascript is allowed in the text of your listing.
No links to other, unrelated businesses will be permitted in your listing.
Each business directory listing may contain only one business per directing listing. Businesses must be listed in an appropriate category and in no more than two categories. Requests for directory listings that don’t belong in the requested category (at the discretion of the Editor) will be moved to the appropriate category. Links to Websites that do not exist, are under construction, or do not reflect the business’s chosen directory category will be deleted or not included.

11.2) Photos in your business listing: Any photos submitted to the Website should be of your business or be identified as representative of items you sell. No stock photos or copyrighted images are allowed on the Website. No close-up photographs of people will be accepted without an accompanying photo release. No inappropriate or illegal images will be displayed on the Website, and should not be submitted to FerryCounty.com. We do not allow video and/or audio files on the Website.

11.3) Restricted Activities: Business listing information shall not:
(a) be false, inaccurate or misleading;

(b) be fraudulent or involve the sale of counterfeit or stolen items;

(c) infringe any third party’s copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights or rights of publicity or privacy;

(d) violate any law, statute, ordinance or regulation (including, but not limited to, those governing export control, consumer protection, unfair competition, antidiscrimination or false advertising, health ordinances, business licensing);

(e) be obscene, libelous, or contain child pornography or material that is otherwise adult in nature or harmful to minors.

(f) create liability for us or cause us to lose (in whole or in part) the services of our ISPs or other suppliers; and

(g) link directly or indirectly to or include descriptions of goods or services that: are prohibited under this Agreement; or you do not have a right to link to or include. Furthermore, you may not list any item on the Website (or consummate any transaction that was initiated using our service) that, by paying to us the listing fee could cause us to violate any applicable law, statute, ordinance or regulation.
11.4) Release: In the event that you have a dispute with one or more users, you release FerryCounty.com (and our employees, officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, and joint ventures) from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.

11.5) Information Control: We do not control the content provided by other users that is made available through our system. You may find other business’ listings to be offensive, harmful, inaccurate, or deceptive. Please use caution and common sense when using the Website. Please note that there are also risks of dealing with underage persons or people acting under false pretense. Additionally, there may also be risks dealing with international trade and foreign nationals. By using this Website, you agree to accept such risks and FerryCounty.com is not responsible for the acts or omissions of users on the Website. If you suspect any offensive or harmful activity, you may report a bad directory listing or article at any time by submitting an email complaint for investigation.

11.6) Breach: Without limiting other remedies, we may immediately remove your listing(s), issue a warning, temporarily suspend, indefinitely suspend, or terminate your account and refuse to provide our services to you if: (a) you breach this Agreement or the documents it incorporates by reference, including without limitation engaging in any of the restricted activities detailed in section 11.3); (b) we are unable to verify or authenticate any information you provide to us; or (c) we believe that your actions may cause financial loss or legal liability for you, our users, or us.

11.7) Additional Terms. The following policies are incorporated into this Agreement by reference and provide additional terms and conditions related to specific services offered on the Website:

11.8) Outage: we make every attempt to make sure that our Website is functioning properly. If you notice an outage, please send an email notification to editor@ferrycounty.com.
FerryCounty.com will not be held responsible for errors made by the businesses and event organizers while submitting their ad or listing.

12. FERRYCOUNTY.COM IS  NOT A PARTY TO ANY RENTAL AGREEMENT OR OTHER TRANSACTION BETWEEN USERS OF THIS SITE.

We urge all this Site’s users to be responsible about their use of this Site and any transaction entered into as a result of either listing a property or renting a property.  We do not own or manage, nor can we contract for, any rental property listed on this Site. FerryCounty.com acts as a venue to allow homeowners and property owners who list their establishments and properties on this Site to advertise their hotels, motels, inns, bed and breakfasts, and vacation homes to potential customers and renters.  Because we are not a party to any rental or other agreement between users, we do not offer online booking or other tools or services to allow users to communicate with each other and enter into rental agreements or other transactions.

As a result, any part of an actual or potential transaction between a traveler and a member, including the safety, condition, quality, or legality of the property advertised, or the truth or accuracy of the listing (including the content thereof or any property), the ability of property owners to rent a room or vacation property or the ability of tourists to pay for vacation rental properties are solely the responsibility of each user. We will not facilitate communications between vacationers and renters and the owners of rooms or property rentals.

Responsibility for applicable laws, rules and regulations :  Users agree that they are responsible for, and agree to abide by, all laws, rules and regulations applicable to their use of the Site, their use of any tool, service or product offered on the Site and any transaction they enter into on the Site or in connection with their use of the Site.  Before booking, we urge users to ask the rental company about its business license, health certificates (where pertinent), bonding,  insurance, and accessibility.

13. LICENSE AND SITE ACCESS

The owners of FerryCounty.com grant you a limited license to access and make personal use of this Website and not to download (other than page caching) or modify it, or any portion of it, except with express written consent of the owners of FerryCounty.com. This Website or any portion of this Website may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without express written consent of the owners of FerryCounty.com. You are granted a limited, revocable, and nonexclusive right to create a hyperlink to any page on FerryCounty.com so long as the link does not portray FerryCounty.com or its products or services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive matter. You may not use any FerryCounty.com logo or other proprietary graphic or trademark as part of the link without express written permission.

14. LINKS TO THIRD PARTY WEBSITES

Our Website contains links to Websites operated by parties other than FerryCounty.com. Those links are provided to you for your reference and convenience only. We do not own or control the content of those Websites and are not responsible for their content or your use of them. We do not endorse the content of any of those Websites.

15. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

THIS WEBSITE AND ITS CONTENT ARE PROVIDED BY THE OWNERS OF FERRYCOUNTY.COM ON AN “AS IS” BASIS. WE MAKE NO CLAIMS OR REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND AS THE OPERATION OF THIS SITE OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, OR PRODUCTS INCLUDED ON THIS SITE.

THE OWNERS OF FERRYCOUNTY.COM WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS WEBSITE , INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.WE MAKE NO WARRANTY, IMPLIED OR EXPRESS, THAT ANY PART OF THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR-FREE, VIRUS-FREE, TIMELY, SECURE, ACCURATE, RELIABLE, OF ANY QUALITY, NOR THAT ANY CONTENT IS SAFE IN ANY MANNER FOR DOWNLOAD. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIS SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK AND THAT YOU ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL-NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR, OR CORRECTION DUE TO YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE . CONTENT ON THIS SITE MAY CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

YOU AGREE THAT YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR VERIFYING ANY INFORMATION YOU DERIVE FROM THIS SITE. REFERENCE HEREIN TO ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, PROCESSES, HYPERTEXT LINKS TO THIRD PARTIES OR OTHER INFORMATION BY TRADE NAME, TRADEMARK, MANUFACTURER, SUPPLIER OR OTHERWISE DOES NOT NECESSARILY CONSTITUTE OR IMPLY ITS ENDORSEMENT, SPONSORSHIP OR RECOMMENDATION BY FERRYCOUNTY.COM. PRODUCT AND SERVICE INFORMATION ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF EACH INDIVIDUAL BUSINESS OR VENDOR. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT NEITHER US NOR ANY PARTICIPANT IN THE SERVICE PROVIDES PROFESSIONAL ADVICE OF ANY KIND AND THAT USE OF SUCH ADVICE OR ANY OTHER INFORMATION IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK AND WITHOUT OUR LIABILITY OF ANY KIND.

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold us harmless from and against any and all liabilities and costs (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) incurred by the Indemnified Parties in connection with any claim arising out of (i) any breach by you of these Terms of Use or claims arising from your use of or reliance on the Site, the Content or Submissions, (ii) your Submissions, (iii) your infringement or violation of any intellectual property right or other right of any person or entity, or (iv) any willful misconduct by you.

16. APPLICABLE LAW

By visiting FerryCounty.com, you agree that the laws of the state of Washington, USA, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern these Terms of Use and any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and the owners of FerryCounty.com.

Disclosure for Legal Purposes

You hereby authorize us to disclose information if we believe the disclosure is necessary or appropriate in the event of an investigation of improper or illegal conduct in connection with FerryCounty.com specifically or the Website in general, such as fraud, misrepresentation, intellectual property infringement, or other activity that may put us at risk for liability or is otherwise required by law. We will, whenever we believe reasonably possible, use our reasonable efforts to inform you if such information may be so revealed.

17. NO WAIVER, SEVERABILITY

No action of the owners of FerryCounty.com, other than an express written waiver or amendment, may be construed as a waiver or amendment of any of these Terms of Use. Should any clause of these Terms of Use be found unenforceable, wherever possible this will not affect any other clause and each will remain in full force and effect. We may amend this Agreement at any time, without notice, by posting the amended terms to the Website. Any changes are effective immediately.

FerryCounty.com’s failure to enforce your strict performance of any provision of this Agreement will not constitute a waiver of our right to subsequently enforce such a provision or any other provision of this Agreement.

Last updated July 12, 2013.