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Terms of Use

PaloAltoOnline.com provides an opportunity for community members to post opinions and other content directly onto the PaloAltoOnline.com Website. The Terms of Use outlined below are intended to govern and restrict your use of PaloAltoOnline.com, and your use of PaloAltoOnline.com constitutes a binding agreement to these terms between you and Embarcadero Media. If you do not wish to accept these terms, then do not post anything.

  • You agree to be respectful of others, be truthful and be solely responsible for all postings you make.
  • You agree not to use any profanity, nor post any information that is hateful, libelous or obscene, or that is threatening, abusive or offensive to any individual, group or class of person.
  • You agree not to post comments under multiple names. Postings within a single topic from the same IP address made under different names will be deleted.
  • You agree not to disclose personal information about another person, nor post anything that misleads others as to the source of the posting.
  • You grant to Embarcadero Media a nonexclusive license to republish in its newspapers or in other media formats, at its sole discretion, all or portions of the content you post on PaloAltoOnline.com.
  • You agree not to post anything on PaloAltoOnline.com that is not your original work, unless you know with certainty that it is legally in the public domain and permissible under U.S. copyright laws.
  • You agree not to make posts that are primarily intended to promote, or create links to another Website.
  • You agree not to make posts of a commercial nature that promote a business, product or service.
  • You agree not to republish in any form the posts that others make on PaloAltoOnline.com.
  • You acknowledge that although we do not have any obligation to review, monitor or screen the content that is posted on PaloAltoOnline.com, and that we do not own such content, we are the sole judge of whether the content you post meets these Terms of Use, and that we may edit, remove or lock content you post on PaloAltoOnline.com at our sole discretion for any reason, even if not specifically addressed in this Terms of Use.
  • You acknowledge that in spite of these Terms of Use, we make no assurances as to the accuracy or truthfulness of any content posted on PaloAltoOnline.com and are not responsible for content posted by others.
  • You agree that we may modify these Terms of Use at our sole discretion and that your right to use PaloAltoOnline.com is conditioned on your compliance with the then-current version of these Terms of Use, which you will always find on this site.

PaloAltoOnline.com is hosted on servers located in California and is intended to be viewed primarily by residents of California. In the event of any dispute arising out of or relating to this site, you agree that the exclusive venue for litigating disputes shall be in state or federal court in San Jose, California.

Should you believe there is content on PaloAltoOnline.com that violates any of the above Terms of Use, please report it immediately to Frank A. Bravo, Director of Information Technology/Webmaster, Embarcadero Media/Palo Alto Online, at 450 Cambridge Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306, phone 650-326-8210

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