BY ACCESSING OR USING THIS WEB SITE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH BELOW. PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION CAREFULLY:


TERMS OF SERVICE AND PRIVACY POLICY

The terms of this agreement may change from time to time. Please periodically review and become familiar with these terms. Your continued use of this website after the posting of changes to these terms will signify your acceptance of these changes. The Cherokee Phoenix may immediately terminate any individual's use of the website and/or such user's password(s) or account(s) in the event the user violates the terms of this agreement or engages in conduct that the Cherokee Phoenix, in its sole discretion, considers to be unacceptable. Such removal or termination may occur without notice to the user. This policy covers not only this website, but any other websites owned/controlled by the Cherokee Phoenix.


COPYRIGHT INFORMATION

Although this website is freely accessible, by providing such access, the Cherokee Phoenix does not intend to relinquish our respective rights, or any other party's rights, to the materials appearing on the website. Unless otherwise noted, the Cherokee Phoenix owns all materials, including images, illustrations, designs, icons, photographs, video clips and written and other materials that are part of the website. The material on the website is provided for private, non-commercial use only.


TRADEMARK NOTICE

The Cherokee Phoenix logo is a trademark and service mark of the Cherokee Phoenix. All other trademarks, service marks and logos used on the website are the trademarks, service marks or logos of their respective owners. You may not use any trademark or service mark appearing on the website without the prior written consent of the owner of the mark.


CODE OF CONDUCT

The Cherokee Phoenix Editorial Board has adopted the following policies to establish this forum so that our website becomes a platform for Cherokee ideas, innovation and constructive dialog.


  • The content of reader comments shall not contain personal attacks or statements denigrating another person’s character either directly or implicitly.
  • The content of reader comments shall not contain unsubstantiated claims or statements that make claims the truth of which cannot be independently verified.
  • The content of reader comments shall not contain political rhetoric intended to advance the political position of a candidate for Cherokee Nation office.
  • The Cherokee Phoenix reserves the right to delete any reader comment that is found to violate this code of conduct.
  • Reader comments shall not exceed 900 characters (including spaces and punctuation).

By using the website you are indicating that you agree to be bound by the terms of this agreement.


LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES AND SERVICES

To the extent the website contains links to outside services and resources, the Cherokee Phoenix neither endorses nor are affiliated with the linked sites and are not responsible for any content that appears on the linked sites.


PRIVACY POLICY

The Cherokee Phoenix does gather some information about this website's users. When visitors come to this website, we collect and aggregate information indicating, among other things, which pages were visited, the order in which they were visited, and which hyperlinks were selected. Collecting such information involves the logging of IP addresses, operating system and browser software used by each visitor to the website. Although such information is not personally identifiable, we can determine from the IP address a visitor's Internet Service Provider and the geographic location of his or her point of connectivity.


The non-personally identifiable information we collect helps us diagnose problems with our server, administer the website, identify the most popular areas of the website, and determine the effectiveness of our promotional activities. In addition, we may disclose some of this information to advertisers to inform them of the number of people who have seen and/or selected their advertisements.


In certain areas of the website, such as online surveys, the website may require that you provide personally identifiable information (including, for example, zip code, age, income and e-mail address). The Cherokee Phoenix, as host of the website, has access to this information. In addition, when registering to set up an account to use certain services of the website such as e-mail and forums, or to receive certain newsletters or specifically targeted information ("Services"), we do require that you provide a valid e-mail address.


We do not control the acts of this website's members or visitors. All members and visitors should be aware that, when they disclose personally identifiable information in Comments section of any article, the information may be collected and used by others to send that person unsolicited e-mail from other parties outside this website.