Welcome! By accessing our web site you agree to the terms below:
1. World Wide Web Services . We operate a web site on the World
Wide Web. When you visit our site, we will give you access to
information, products, services and other people. Our current
standard offerings include:
Regional directory for equine businesses in California
Classified Ads for products and services
Bulletin and message boards
News and articles
Links to other sites
Membership and web site services
We may change or discontinue certain services from time to time.
When we can, we will try to let you know about such changes in
advance. User registration is required for access to some services.
User registration is free of charge and will not place you on a
2. Price and Payment. We do not currently charge money for access
to our site or to post basic text-only advertising. However, this
could change in the future. We will try to give advance notice of
any plans to start charging for access or basic advertising. We do
charge fees for enhanced advertising and services such as photo ads,
memberships, display advertising, etc.
3. Site Rules . You will find rules for using our site in three
places: in this contract, in our
Legal Disclaimer, and in notices or bulletins we may post at
various points in the site. Here are some of the basic rules of
behavior for our site:
(a) Posters must be at least 13 years of age.
(b) Respect other visitors and advertisers on this site.
In particular, do not attack others, and do not burden the use of
our site by others. We reserve the right to refuse to post or
transmit information that we believe is abusive, erroneous,
misleading, illegal, slanderous, or which otherwise violates our
site rules and contract. Do not verbally abuse, attack, embarrass,
or threaten anyone else using our web site.
(c) Do not use our site for anything that might be
illegal or dangerous. People sometimes have trouble figuring out
whether certain activities are illegal. It's usually not too hard:
If it's illegal out there, it's illegal in here. Examples include
illegal drugs, gambling, sex abuse, pornography, prostitution,
robbery, spreading computer viruses, cracking into private computer
systems, infringement, stolen credit card codes, etc.
We expressly reserve the right to deny access to any person at
any time, for any reason, as well as to delete in its entirety any
post, user account or link to material which we, in our sole
discretion, deem to be offensive to the sensibilities of ordinary
persons, or which might subject us to legal liability.
(d) If you commit an illegal act at this site, you expose
this site and its other visitors to legal risks that should be yours
alone. If you must test the limits, do it elsewhere.
(e) Respect the security of our site. Do not try to gain
access to system areas private to ourselves, or to other visitors.
Some people try to crack system security just to show it can be
done. Please don't do this on our site.
4. Privacy. Please read our
with other companies, nor do we participate in direct marketing of
advertising to Members and Visitors. However, BABN is a public web
site and any contact information you choose to post can be accessed
by anyone on the Internet at any time, including other marketing
firms and spammers. When you properly designate information in your
post or email message as private, such as phone numbers or email
addresses, we will endeavor to keep it private, except:
(a) We do read all posts and messages and will act if
necessary to protect ourselves, our site or other visitors from
injury or damage.
(b) If we believe your posts or email messages may be
connected with illegal or dangerous activities, we might disclose
them to the authorities if we believe it is important for our own
(c) If the authorities ever search or seize our site,
they may gain access to your contact information. In that case, we
cannot prevent them from reviewing it.
(d) While we will try to maintain privacy for your posts
and email messages, we cannot guarantee the security of our site
5. Ownership of Materials. We will not gain any property rights
in any messages or files you may transmit through our site.
Likewise, you must respect the property rights of others in your or
their own messages and files. You may not send any messages or files
through our site, nor copy or resend any information you receive
through our site, unless you have first obtained full authority to
do so from the owner. This includes but is not limited to
copyrighted professional photographs.
We own many of the things you will find on this site, such as the
"look and feel" of the site, the brand name of our site, the
contents of all of the information and services originated by us,
and our sets of links to other sites. You cannot copy or send any of
our property to others without our permission.
6. Limitation of Liability and Indemnity. You agree and
acknowledge that you are fully responsible for your own acts on our
site, that if you are injured by any information or services here it
was your choice alone to rely on that information or service, and
that if you are injured by other visitors to this site, we are not
to blame for those injuries. Accordingly:
(a) You agree not to hold us responsible for any injuries
or losses you may suffer from use of our site.
(b) If anyone claims that you did (or failed to do)
anything on our site that injured them, or violates any laws, you
agree to protect us from any resulting problems. This protection
includes defending us in any legal actions, making all necessary
payments to others, and reimbursing us for all losses, costs and
7. Law and Courts. Our site can be reached on the Internet from
all fifty states and around the world, with many more laws and rules
than we could ever keep up with. You agree that the law of our own
state, California (but not its choice of law rules), will apply to
all matters relating to this contract and our site. You also agree
and consent that the courts of California State will have exclusive
jurisdiction and venue for any legal actions between you and us.
8. Term. This contract begins the moment you visit our site and
continues until you or we terminate it. If we terminate, it will
take effect immediately. If you terminate, it will take effect when
we receive your notice of termination. The provisions of Item 6
above will remain in effect after any termination of this contract.
9. General. This contract is the entire understanding between
you and us regarding your relationship to our site. If either you or
we fail to notify the other of any violations of this contract, this
will not mean that you or we cannot notify the other of future
violations of any part of this contract.