Terms of Service

This Terms of Service agreement ("Terms") is a legal agreement between you and Laconic Company LLC, the operator of Western Montana News ("Western Montana News," "we," "us," or "our"), governing your use of the Western Montana News website (the "Service").

1. Acceptance of Terms

By accessing or using the Service, you agree to be bound by these Terms and all applicable laws and regulations. If you do not agree with any of these Terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing the Service.

2. Use of the Service

2.1. Eligibility: You must be at least 13 years old to use the Service. By accessing or using the Service, you represent and warrant that you are at least 13 years old.

2.2. Account Registration: To access certain features of the Service, you may be required to register for an account. When registering for an account, you agree to provide accurate and complete information and to keep your account information updated.

2.3. User Content: You are solely responsible for any content that you post, upload, or transmit through the Service ("User Content"). You retain ownership of your User Content, but by posting, uploading, or transmitting User Content, you grant Western Montana News a non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide license to use, display, reproduce, modify, and distribute your User Content for the purposes of operating and promoting the Service.

3. Prohibited Conduct

3.1. You agree not to engage in any conduct that violates these Terms or any applicable laws or regulations.

3.2. Prohibited conduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • Posting, uploading, or transmitting any User Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, or otherwise objectionable;
  • Impersonating any person or entity, or falsely stating or misrepresenting your affiliation with a person or entity;
  • Posting, uploading, or transmitting any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, or spam;
  • Interfering with or disrupting the Service or servers or networks connected to the Service;
  • Violating any applicable laws or regulations.

4. Intellectual Property

4.1. Western Montana News and its licensors own all intellectual property rights in the Service, including, but not limited to, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets. Except as expressly provided in these Terms, you are not granted any rights or licenses with respect to the Service or its content.

5. Termination

Western Montana News may terminate or suspend your access to the Service, without prior notice or liability, for any reason whatsoever, including, without limitation, if you breach these Terms.

6. Disclaimer of Warranties

The Service is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis, without any warranties of any kind, express or implied. Western Montana News does not warrant that the Service will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that the Service is free of viruses or other harmful components.

7. Limitation of Liability

In no event shall Western Montana News or Laconic Company LLC be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages, including, without limitation, loss of profits, data, use, goodwill, or other intangible losses, resulting from (i) your access to or use of or inability to access or use the Service; (ii) any conduct or content of any third party on the Service; (iii) any content obtained from the Service; and (iv) unauthorized access, use or alteration of your transmissions or content, whether based on warranty, contract, tort (including negligence) or any other legal theory, whether or not we have been informed of the possibility of such damage, and even if a remedy set forth herein is found to have failed of its essential purpose.

8. Governing Law

These Terms shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Montana, without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

9. Changes to Terms

Western Montana News reserves the right to modify or replace these Terms at any time. If a revision is material, we will provide at least 30 days' notice prior to any new terms taking effect. What constitutes a material change will be determined at our sole discretion.

10. Contact Us

If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us at contact@westernmt.news.