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Before using the Matteson.us website, please review the following terms and conditions, which define your rights, responsibilities, and benefits as a user of Matteson.us.

Matteson.us License and Terms and Conditions of Use

Matteson.us is an internet service owned and operated by Ken Matteson (hereafter "we", "our," or "us"). "You" or "your" means an adult user of the website for itself and you as parent or guardian for any minor which you allow to access the website, for whom you will be held strictly responsible. Your use of the website indicates your acceptance of these terms and that you are bound by this agreement with us. If you do not agree with these terms and conditions, don't use the website.

Matteson.us contains graphics, information, data, editorial and, other content accessible by any internet user. While much of the content is completely free to the public for private personal use, other aspects of the website, photographs, graphics, layout, descriptive content, page and database design is owned and copyrighted by matteson.us and may be used only in accordance with this limited use license. Matteson.us is protected by copyright as a collective work and/or compilation, pursuant to U.S. copyright laws, international conventions, and other copyright laws.

Modifications to this agreement and the website

Matteson.us has the right, at its sole discretion, to modify this agreement or the website at any time. Changes in service will be posted to this general acceptable use policy, other specific policies may apply to websites, mailing lists, message boards, and other facilities at Matteson.us. Continued use of the service now or following posted notices of changes in this Agreement means that you have accepted and are bound by the changes.

Limited Use License

You are licensed to use the content of this website only for personal family history research or other educational purposes, and may download content only as directly relevant to that research. The download of the whole or significant portions of any work or database is prohibited. Any republication or reproduction of content and images whether by electroinc, digital, print or any other means is prohibited without express permission. Any commercial use, resale or republication of any part of this website or database or portion thereof is strictly prohibited without express written permisson.

User-Provided Content

Portions of this Website will contain user-provided content, to which you may contribute appropriate content. For this content, the submitter is the owner, and Matteson.us is only a distributor. By submitting content to Matteson.us, you grant Matteson.us a limited license to the submitted content to use, host, and distribute that submitted content electronically or otherwise, and allow hosting and distribution on co-branded Websites of that submitted content. You should submit only content which belongs to you and will not violate the property or other rights of other people or organizations. Questions, comments, or concerns regarding submitted content from within user-submitted data should be directed to the submitters of that data.

Liability Disclaimer

The information, products, and services included on this Website may include inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically added to the information herein. Matteson.us provides all Content in this Website "AS IS", and without any warranty of any kind.

Matteson.us makes no representations concerning the suitability, reliability, or accuracy of the Content or the service provided on the Website for any purpose. We disclaim all warranties, expressed or implied, in connection with the Content and the services provided on the Website, including conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement. In no case will we be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, special or other damages including, without limitation, lost or delay of use, lost profits, loss of data, or any other damage in contract, tort, equity, or any other legal theory, even if advised of the possibility thereof.

Matteson.us may, from time to time, provide opportunities to users of the Website to link to or buy services from third parties. Sites of those third parties may be subject to terms and conditions different from those found here. Matteson.us makes no warranty concerning third party provided goods or services and you agree that any recourse for dissatisfaction or problems with those goods or services will be sought from the third party provider and not from Matteson.us.

Because some states/jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, this limitation may not apply in part to you. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THIS WEBSITE, OR WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS OF USE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THIS WEBSITE.

Registration and Security

Registration of e-mail address as well as selection of a password and Membership name.

("Usernames") are required to use some portions of this site. You must provide Matteson.us with accurate, complete, and updated registration information. Failure to do so will breach this Agreement. You understand that you may not (i) select or use a name of another person with the intent to impersonate that person; (ii) use the Rights of any person other than yourself without authorization; or (iii) use a name that we, in our sole discretion, deem offensive. As you submit information, you understand that Matteson.us is owned and operated by Ken Matteson. The Site is operated in the United States of America and operated to be in compliance with the laws of the United States. Access is governed by these terms and conditions under the laws of the State of Rhode Island and the United States. Registration as a user of or subscriber to the Sites or services provided on it results in your customer information being stored and processed in the United States, and you, in registering or subscribing, specifically consent that storage and processing. You may access that information at any time to confirm its correctness and to keep it current in connection with your registration or subscription. If you are subscribing or registering for use of this site from outside of the United States of America, you consent to the storage and processing in the United States of the personal data you submit, within the scope of the PRIVACY STATEMENT of Matteson.us. You may and should review and correct this information regularly.

You shall notify us by regular mail or by e-mail of any known or suspected unauthorized user(s) of your account, or any known or suspected breach of security, including loss, theft, or unauthorized disclosure of your password. (b) You will be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password. You will never be required to reveal your password to any representative or agent of Matteson.us, its owners or agents.

You are responsible for all usage or activity on Matteson.us via your password account. Distribution of your password for access to Matteson.us is expressly prohibited and shall constitute a breech of this Agreement. Any fraudulent, abusive, or otherwise illegal activity may be grounds for termination of your account, at our sole discretion, and you may be referred to appropriate law enforcement agencies.


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