Terms of Use

HawaiiReporter.com Terms of Service

This HawaiiReporter.com Web site is owned and operated by Hawaii Reporter Inc. and contains material derived from Hawaii Reporter news staff, contributors, letter writers and other outside sources.

Hawaii Reporter content is protected by copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws and no individual may reproduce, modify, copy, republish, upload, post or distribute any material, including code and software, without permission from the management of Hawaii Reporter.

Material for personal, non-commercial use, can be uploaded and distributed, provided all copyright and other proprietary notices are observed.

HawaiiReporter.com agrees to provide readers and subscribers with information and other computer services subject to these Terms of Service. Readers and subscribers agree to use this service in accordance with these Terms, or these Terms of Service if modified on this site.

By continuing to use the Service, Terms of Service, as modified, are accepted by readers and subscribers. Links to Hawaii Reporter are fine, so long as links do not state or imply sponsorship of a site by HawaiiReporter.com.

Licensing Information

When readers, subscribers or contributors post a message, upload a file, or otherwise provide Hawaii Reporter with material for display on the Web site, they represent they are the owner of the material, or are making a submission with the express consent of the owner of the material.

When readers or subscribers post a message, upload a file, or otherwise provide Hawaii Reporter with material for the Web site, Hawaii Reporter is provided with royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive, unrestricted, worldwide licenses. Hawaii Reporter can copy, sublicense, transmit, use or display this material and has the unrestricted ability to exercise any of the foregoing rights granted with respect to the communication. The above clause includes the right to exploit any proprietary rights in such communication, including but not limited to rights under copyright, trademark, service mark or patent laws under any relevant jurisdiction.

Disclaimers from Hawaii Reporter

This Service includes links and pointers to Internet sites, content and services provided by third parties, however HawaiiReporter.com does not operate or control any information, products or services provided by third parties on or through HawaiiReporter.com or on a Web site linked to by HawaiiReporter.com. The materials in this site and the third-party sites are provided "as is" and without warranties either expressed or implied to the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law. HawaiiReporter.com does not warrant that this Web site or any of its functions will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site, including bulletin boards, or the servers that make it available, are free of harmful agents such as viruses.

HawaiiReporter.com does not warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the results of the materials in this site or third-party sites in terms of their accuracy, timeliness or reliability. Information on this site is for informational purposes only, and is not meant for trading or investing purposes, or for commercial use. Readers and subscribers expressly assume all risk for such use.

Online Commerce through Hawaii Reporter or Third Parties HawaiiReporter.com may provide a venue for the purchase of various products and services sold by third parties, but is not responsible for the quality, timeliness, reliability of any aspect of these products and services. Personal information acquired during the purchase, such as a credit card number or billing address, will be retained not by Hawaii Reporter, but by the merchant who may have separate privacy and data collection practices. HawaiiReporter.com is not liable for damages incurred through third party contact, and readers and subscribers agree not to assert any claims against Hawaii Reporter, arising from a purchase or use of any products or services.

Input from readers, subscribers made public

Hawaii Reporter offers bulletin boards, chat rooms, and email services to allow feedback to and interaction between users. Responsibility for what is posted on bulletin boards, chat rooms and other public posting areas on Hawaii Reporter lies with each user who alone is responsible for the material posted. HawaiiReporter.com does not control the messages, information or files delivered to bulletin boards. However, it is a condition of usage that readers and subscribers do not do any of the following:

  • Restrict any other adult reader or subscriber from accessing Hawaii Reporter.
  • Post or send illegal, libelous, defamatory, threatening, abusive, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane or lewd information of any kind, or any transmissions encouraging actions constituting a criminal offense or civil liability or violate any local, state, national or international law.
  • Post information or material protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary right without obtaining permission from the owner or right holder.
  • Infringe upon or invade privacy of the rights of others, including material which is an invasion of privacy.
  • Post materials containing a virus or other harmful component.
  • Exploit any information, software or other materials for commercial purposes.
  • Use emails posted by other users to spam emails.

HawaiiReporter.com has no obligation to monitor bulletin boards, chat rooms or other areas of the online paper where users provide information or material. HawaiiReporter.com reserves the right to disclose reader or subscriber information to satisfy laws, regulations or government investigations, or to refuse to post or remove information or materials, in whole or in part, which are objectionable or violate the Terms of Service.

Registration as subscribers

To use, or comment on Hawaii Reporter, subscribers must register with HawaiiReporter.com.  *By registering, you agree to the terms and conditions of the website.   By becoming a subscriber you understand and agree to receive notices and updates regarding your subscription,  a weekly news digest, and occasionally breaking news notices. You may choose to unsubscribe at any time by replying to any of those notices with the word UNSUBSCRIBE int he subject or content of the email.   The subscriber agrees to provide accurate, current and complete information and to update the information when appropriate. If HawaiiReporter.com has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is inaccurate, not current or incomplete, the principals have the right to suspend or terminate any account and refuse use of the subscribed service.  To review and change  e-mail preferences or the name provided to HawaiiReporter.com for e-mail updates, subscriber can login to their account.   Readers and subscribers also may review, update and delete any of the personal information.  To request the account be removed entirely, please contact the administrator of the website via EMAIL.

Passwords for subscribers

Subscribers need a username and password, gained during the registration process. The subscriber is responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and account, and is responsible for activities occurring under the password or account. Subscribers must immediately notify Hawaii Reporter of unauthorized use of passwords or accounts or any other breach of security. To avoid problems with security, Hawaii Reporter recommends users exit from their accounts at the end of each usage. HawaiiReporter.com is not liable for loss or damage arising from the subscriber's failure to protect passwords and account information.

Termination of services by user or provider

If users are dissatisfied with HawaiiReporter.com's materials, products or services, their sole remedy is to discontinue using HawaiiReporter.com.   HawaiiReporter.com may cancel or terminate at any time the rights of the subscriber or reader to use its services. In the event of termination, readers and subscribers are not permitted to access the services affected by cancellation or termination.

In summary of terms and conditions

This agreement constitutes the entire agreement between HawaiiReporter.com and readers and subscribers in regards to the information in this agreement and supersedes all previous and contemporaneous agreements, proposals and communications, written or oral.

In the event of any conflict between any such third party terms and conditions and these Terms of usage, these shall govern. This agreement is governed by laws of the State of Hawaii and the federal government of the United States of America. If any provision is unlawful, void or unenforceable for any reason, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

Limitation of Liability for Hawaii Reporter

HawaiiReporter.com under no circumstances will be liable for direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages resulting from the use of, or inability to use, site materials, products or services. This policy also applies to third party materials, products or services made available through HawaiiReporter.com. Readers and subscribers agree that HawaiiReporter.com is not liable for any defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of any user.