Metro News Network Legal Statements
(Updated 21 Oct. 2017)
Legal Disclaimer: The Metropolitan News Network & Affiliates and MyMetroNews.org and it’s owner and associates take no responsibility for the opinions or statements made by any featured newscasts, newscasters, writers, reporters, anchors, talk show host or their guests. Statements or news and show topics are not necessarily the beliefs of this site or the newspaper, radio and television stations and opinions between newscasters and talk show hosts may conflict. This site does not endorse anything as the truth, that, you will have to judge for yourself, but we try to speak the truth on the owners behalf and reserve the right to question the supposed truth. In this time of misinformation, amidst certain political party corruption, it is sometimes hard to get to the truth, but we must try. It is not our intention to libel, discriminate, make hate, or annoy anyone. We believe that it is our Constitutional First Amendment right of Free speech to voice our opinions and our Duty to the Constitution and Country to expose the truth. This site and broadcast center takes no responsibility for the opinions of others in the postings of comments in chat rooms, or forum posts.
Fair Use Notice: The material on this site and what we broadcast and print is provided for educational and informational purposes. It may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. It is being made available in an effort to advance the understanding of political, news, religious, scientific, environmental, economic, social justice and human rights issues etc. It is believed that this constitutes a ‘fair use’ of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed, printed and broadcast without profit to those who have an interest in using the included information for research and educational purposes. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond ‘fair use’, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The information on this site does not constitute legal or technical advice.
Copyrighted Material: All materials on this site, what we print and broadcast are copyrighted by the owner or used under the “Fair Use Act” for informational purposes. You are forbidden to copy anything from this site without permission of the owner unless otherwise stated on the page. You are forbidden to copy or download any files from this site to your computer without obtaining permission from the owner of said materials.
Product Disclaimer: This site does not endorse any products that are advertised on it with the exception of our own products. It is up to you to research any product and verify its history and validity. We do use many of the products that we advertise. However, the Subscriber and/ or User of this Metro News wire service does so at his or her own risk.
Neither Metro News Network, MyMetroNews.org, its affiliates, employees, agents, third party content providers, licensors or licensees warrant that this service shall be free from interruptions or error nor do they warrant that any information obtained using this service shall always be accurate.
This disclaimer of liability applies to any damage/s or injury caused directly or indirectly by any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, delay in operation or transmission, unforeseen computer virus, unforeseen and unsolicited permanent or temporary storage of information, communication line failure, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to and/ or alteration of any record, whether for breach of contract, negligence or delict or under any other cause of action including "Acts of God" as is deemed permissible by law.
The Metro News Network shall not be liable for any breach of data protection, privacy or security legislation that may ensue pursuant to the Subscriber/ User's participation in any activity provided or made possible by this service. The Subscriber/User of this service therefore waives any claims against the Metro News Network that may result from incidents mentioned above.
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Metro News Network - EEO/AAP Statement of Policy
It is the policy of Metro News to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran or any veteran of war and peacetime service or disabled status. This policy relates to all phases of employment, including, but not limited to, recruiting, employment, placement, upgrading, demotion or transfer, reduction of workforce and termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation, selection for training, the use of all facilities and participation in all company-sponsored employee activities. Provisions in applicable laws providing for bona fide occupational qualifications, business necessity or age limitations will be adhered to by the company where appropriate.
As part of the Metro News' equal employment opportunity policy, the company will also take affirmative action as called for by applicable laws and Executive Orders to ensure that minority group individuals, females, protected veterans or any veteran of war and peacetime service and qualified disabled persons are introduced into our workforce and considered as promotional opportunities arise. As President and CEO, I and my colleagues fully support the company’s equal opportunity and affirmative action policies.
Employees and applicants shall not be subjected to harassment or intimidation because they have: (1) filed a complaint; (2) assisted or participated in an investigation, compliance review, hearing or any other activity related to the administration of any federal, state or local law requiring equal employment opportunity; (3) opposed any act or practice made unlawful by any federal, state, or local law requiring equal opportunity; or (4) exercised any other legal right protected by federal, state, or local law requiring equal opportunity.
The above-mentioned policies shall be periodically brought to the attention of supervisors and shall be administered with a positive attitude. It is the responsibility of each supervisor of the company to ensure affirmative implementation of these policies to avoid any discrimination in employment. All employees are expected to recognize these policies and cooperate with their implementation. Violation of these policies is a disciplinary offense. Kristina Brenning, EEO-AAP Compliance Officer, has been assigned to direct the establishment of and to monitor the implementation of personnel procedures to guide our affirmative action program throughout the company. Mrs. Brenning will have responsibility to review and update the company’s affirmative action plan annually, including responsibility for the audit and reporting system. A notice explaining the company’s policy will remain posted. (Updated 21 October 2017)
Dustin Alexander-PérezChairman & CEO
Metropolitan News Network & Affiliates
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Terms of website use
Please read these Terms carefully before you start to use our site, as these will apply to your use of our site. We recommend that you print a copy of this for future reference.
By using our site, you confirm that you accept these Terms and that you agree to comply with them.
IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, YOU MUST NOT USE OUR SITE.
YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO USE OUR SITE, UNLESS YOU ARE AT LEAST 14 YEARS OF AGE. Those under 14 years of age MUST HAVE PARENTAL OR GUARDIAN CONSENT AND SUBSEQUENT SUPERVISION WHILE ON OUR SITE.
By accessing or using our site, you affirm that:
you can form a binding contract (i.e. the Terms) with us; and
you are over the age of 14.
Other applicable terms
These Terms refer to the following additional terms, which also apply to your use of our site:
Changes to these terms
We reserve the right to update or change these Terms at any time by posting the most current version of the Terms on this page with a new “effective date” shown as “Last Updated”. All such changes in the Terms shall be effective from such effective date. Your continued use of our site after we post any changes to the Terms signifies your agreement to any such changes. If you do not agree to these Terms, you must discontinue using our site.
Changes to our site
We may update our site from time to time, and may change the content at any time. However, please note that any of the content on our site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update it.
We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will be free from errors or omissions.
Accessing our site
Our site is made available free of charge.
We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. Access to our site is permitted on a temporary basis. We may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of our site without notice. We will not be liable to you or any third party if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period.
You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our site.
You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these Terms and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.
Using our site
When using our site, you agree to comply with the following requirements at all times:
You will comply with any law or regulation applicable to you.
You will not interfere, attempt to interfere, or assist anyone in interfering or attempting to interfere with the proper functioning of our site.
You will not modify, attempt to modify, or assist anyone in modifying or attempting to modify any software or file that is part of our site without our permission.
You will not disrupt, disable, overburden or impair our site or the proper working of any server(s) we use to operate or support our site, or attempt to do so, or assist anyone in doing so or attempting to do so.
You will not perpetrate, try to perpetrate, or assist anyone in perpetrating or trying to perpetrate any attack on our site, be it by means of viruses, by using automated means (such as harvesting bots, robots, spiders, or scrapers) or by any other means.
You will not reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, decipher or otherwise attempt to derive, by whatever means, the source code for any underlying software or other intellectual property used to provide our site, or to obtain any information from or about our site.
You will not make improper use of the support service we may offer or submit false or misleading reports or queries.
You will not access, intercept or otherwise collect, or attempt to do so, or assist anyone in doing so or attempting to do so, by whatever means, information from or through our site.
You will not solicit, attempt to solicit or assist anyone in soliciting or attempting to solicit personal or login information from other users of our site.
You will not use our site to transmit unauthorised commercial communication or any other unauthorised communications such as spam, junk mail and other unsolicited communication to users, end users and third parties, chain letters, or any other material that promotes malware, spyware and other downloadable items.
If available, you may subscribe to our site using your e-mail address. You agree that you will only provide your genuine e-mail address. By providing your e-mail address, you agree and give you explicit consent that we may send you e-mail from us and our partners, from time to time, including any emails with commercial content.
End User Data and Information
Our site may collect data about the visitors (including e-mail addresses) of our site and may monitor the interaction between them and our site (“Data Collection“). By using our site you agree to the Data Collection.
We reserve the right to access, read, preserve, and disclose any information as we reasonably believe is necessary to:
satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process, subpoena or governmental request;
enforce these Terms, including investigation of potential violations of it;
detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues;
respond to user support requests; or
protect our, our users’ or the public’s rights, property or safety.
Intellectual property rights
The content on our site, including without limitation, the text, documents, descriptions, products, software, graphics, photos, sounds, videos, interactive features, services, User Content and any other content on our site (“Content“) and the trademarks, service marks and logos contained therein (“Marks“), are owned by or licensed to us.
Content on the our site is provided to you “AS IS” for your information and personal use only and may not be used, copied, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed, de-compiled, or otherwise exploited for any other purposes whatsoever without our prior written consent. We reserve all rights not expressly granted in and to our site. If you download or print a copy of the Content for personal use, you must retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained therein. You agree not to circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security-related features of our site or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any Content or that enforce limitations on use of our site.
Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our site must always be acknowledged.
Subject to these Terms, we grant you a limited, non-transferable, non-exclusive, non-assignable and revocable permission to access and make personal, non-commercial use our site, provided that:
You will not copy, distribute or modify any part of our site without our prior written authorization;
You will not send unsolicited or unauthorized advertisements, spam, chain letters, etc.;
You will not transmit any Content which contains software viruses, or other harmful computer code, files or programs;
You will not disrupt servers or networks connected to our site; and
You comply with these Terms.
Using our site does not give you ownership of any Intellectual Property Rights in our site or the content you access.
No reliance on information
The content on our site is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our site.
Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our site is accurate, complete or up-to-date.
You understand that when using our site, you will be exposed to User Content from a variety of sources, and we take no responsibility and assume no liability for any User Content that you or any other user or third party posts or transmits using our site, or the defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of any third party, and you agree that the risk of harm or damage from the foregoing rests entirely with you.
We do not warrant, endorse or guarantee any User Content, product, or service that appears in its users’ submission or that is featured or advertised on our site.
You understand and agree that you may be exposed to User Content that is inaccurate, offensive, indecent, objectionable, inappropriate for children, or otherwise unsuited to your purpose, and you agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you may have against us with respect thereto, and agree to indemnify and hold us, our owners, affiliates, employees, agents and/or licensors, harmless to the fullest extent allowed by law regarding all matters related to your use of our site.
TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, MERCHANTABLE QUALITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND ANY WARRANTIES ARISING OUT OF COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE.
WHILE WE MAKE REASONABLE EFFORTS TO ENSURE THAT OUR SITE WILL FUNCTION AS CLAIMED, WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT OUR SITE WILL BE FREE OF BUGS, SECURITY BREACHES, VIRUS ATTACKS AND THE LIKE, OR THAT IT WILL ALWAYS BE AVAILABLE. IN ADDITION, YOU AGREE THAT WE WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENCES TO USERS THAT MAY RESULT FROM TECHNICAL PROBLEMS OF THE INTERNET, SLOW CONNECTIONS, TRAFFIC CONGESTION OR OVERLOAD OF OUR OR OTHER SERVERS, ETC.
YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR INTERACTION WITH OTHER USERS. IF YOU HAVE A DISPUTE WITH ANY OTHER USER OF OUR SITE, YOU AGREE THAT WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIMS OR DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH SUCH A DISPUTE. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT, BUT HAVE NO OBLIGATION, TO MONITOR ANY SUCH DISPUTE BETWEEN TWO OR MORE USERS, ARISING OUT OF THEIR USE OF OUR SITE.
Limitation of our liability
To the fullest extent permitted by law, we exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to our site or any content on it, whether express or implied.
We, our affiliates and their respective officers, directors, employees, licensors, assigns and agents will not be liable to any user for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:
use of, or inability to use, our site; or
use of or reliance on any content displayed on our site.
loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;
loss of anticipated savings;
loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or
any indirect or consequential loss or damage.
Please note that we only provide our site for domestic and private use. You agree not to use our site for any commercial or business purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.
We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our site or to your downloading of any content on it, or on any website linked to it.
We assume no responsibility for the content of websites linked on our site. Such links should not be interpreted as endorsement by us of those linked websites. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE, OUR AFFILIATES AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, LICENSORS, ASSIGNS AND AGENTS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OF MONEY, GOODWILL, REPUTATION, DATA, INTANGIBLE LOSSES, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, THAT RESULT FROM (I) THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, OUR SITE; (II) ANY CONDUCT OR CONTENT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON OUR SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF OTHER USERS OR THIRD PARTIES; OR (III) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS, USE OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR CONTENT; EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSSES OR DAMAGES.
You expressly acknowledge and agree that:
use of our site is at your sole risk;
the services in connection with our site are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis, without warranties of any kind, either express or implied;
we have no control over, and no duty to take any action regarding: (i) which users gain access to our site; (ii) what effects the content may have on you or third parties; (iii) how you may interpret or use our site; or (iv) what actions you or any third party may take as a result of having been exposed to our site;
our site may direct you to websites containing information that may be offensive or inappropriate and we make no representations concerning any such content and is not responsible or liable for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality or decency of any such content;
to the fullest extent permitted by any applicable law, we shall not be liable for any damages or injury whatsoever caused by or related to use of, or inability to use, our site under any cause or action whatsoever of any jurisdiction, including, without limitation, actions for breach of warranty, breach of contract or tort (including negligence) and that we shall not be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, exemplary or consequential damages in any way whatsoever arising out of the use of, or inability to use, our site;
you further specifically acknowledge that we are not liable, and you agree not to seek to hold us liable, for the conduct of third parties, including other users of our site, end users and operators of external sites, and that the risk of our site and external sites and of injury from the foregoing rests entirely with you;
your sole and exclusive remedy for any dispute with us is to stop using our site; and
some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for certain types of damages, therefore, some of the above limitations in the section may not apply to you.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold us harmless from and against any and all claims, demands, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses including, without limitation, legal fees and disbursements resulting, directly or indirectly, from our site or your: (a) breach of these Terms; (b) access, use or inability to access or use our site; (c) breach of any third party rights (or any end user rights), including without limitation, any copyright, proprietary, or privacy right; or (d) breach of any law or regulation.
Uploading content to our site
The platform in our site enables you and other users of our site to post content and upload user content (including without limitation information, data, notes, text, documents, files, messages, signs, symbols, icons, images, photos, drawings, animation, graphics, charts, designs, scripts, code, audio, video, clips, comments, software, links, and other materials). Anything that you or other users upload or post or otherwise make available on our site is referred to as “User Content“.
Any content you upload to our site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary.
Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload content to our site, or to make contact with other users of our site, you must comply with these Terms.
You warrant that any such contribution of User Content does comply with the Terms, and you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of that warranty.
We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content posted or uploaded by you to our site constitutes a violation of their Intellectual Property Rights, or of their right to privacy.
We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any content posted by you or any other user of our site.
We have the right to remove any posting you make on our site if, in our opinion, your post does not comply with the content standards as determined by us, from time to time.
You may request the deletion of the User Content that you uploaded to our site at any time, unless you have shared information or content with others and they have not deleted it, or it was copied or stored by other users.
When you upload or otherwise submit User Content to our site, you hereby give us (and our successors, and those we work with) a non-exclusive, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual, unlimited, assignable, sublicenseable, fully paid up and royalty-free right to host, store, reproduce, copy, remove, retain, add, process, analyse, modify, create derivative works, improve, communicate, publish, distribute, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute, use and commercialize such User Content, in any way now known or in the future discovered, without any further consent, notice and/or compensation to you or to any third parties. You further waive any moral rights in your User Content, to the extent permitted by law.
You also hereby grant each user of our site or other viewer of the User Content a non-exclusive right to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display and perform such User Content.
This license will survive these Terms and continue even if you stop using our site.
Nothing in these Terms shall restrict other legal rights we may have to User Content (for example under other licenses).
We have the right – but not the obligation – in our sole discretion and without further notice to you, to monitor, censor, edit, modify, delete, and/or remove any and all Content posted on our site (including User Content) at any time and for any reason.
Without limiting the foregoing, we have the right – but not the obligation – to delete any User Content that we believe, in our sole discretion, does or may violate these Terms, our policies or any law.
These rights do not necessarily mean that we review content, so please don’t assume that we do.
Any information you upload or otherwise submit to our site is at your own risk of loss.
You shall be solely responsible for your User Content and the consequences of posting or publishing them.
By uploading or otherwise submitting User Content to our Site, you represent and warrant that:
you are entitled to upload or submit the User Content;
you own or have the necessary rights and permissions to use and authorize us to use all Intellectual Property Rights in and to any of your User Content, and to enable inclusion and use thereof on our site, as contemplated by these Terms;
such User Content is accurate, not confidential, and not in violation of any contractual restrictions or other third party rights.
“Intellectual Property Rights” means any and all rights, titles and interests, whether foreign or domestic, in and to any and all trade secrets, patents, copyrights, service marks, trademarks, know-how, or similar intellectual property rights, as well as any and all moral rights, rights of privacy, publicity and similar rights of any type under the laws or regulations of any governmental, regulatory, or judicial authority, foreign or domestic.
It is your responsibility to keep your User Content accurate and updated.
AS A CONDITION TO USING OUR SITE, AND AS A CONDITION TO UPLOADING OR OTHERWISE SUBMITTING USER CONTENT TO OUR SITE, YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND TO STRICTLY OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING:
You will not display, post, submit, publish, upload, transmit, send, or otherwise make available or initiate any User Content that:
falsely states, impersonates other person or misrepresents any identity;
is unfair or deceptive under the consumer protection laws of any jurisdiction, including chain letters and pyramid schemes;
is copyrighted, protected by trade secret, patent, trademark, or otherwise subject to third party proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights;
includes information that you do not have the right to disclose or make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships;
creates a risk to a person’s safety or health, creates a risk to public safety or health, compromises national security, or interferes with an investigation by law enforcement;
promotes illegal drugs, escort services or prostitution, or violates export control laws, relates to illegal gambling, or illegal arms trafficking;
Includes any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation;
is unlawful, defamatory, libellous, abusive, obscene, discriminatory, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offence, gives rise to civil liability, violates any law, or is otherwise objectionable or inappropriate;
contains software viruses, worms, or any other computer code, files or programs that interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment of ours or of any user of our site or of any third party;
involves theft, money laundering or terrorism;
forges or manipulates identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any User Content or other communication transmitted through our site; or
is otherwise malicious or fraudulent.
THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY OTHER USERS ON OUR SITE DO NOT REPRESENT OUR VIEWS OR VALUES.
We reserve the right to access, read, preserve, and disclose any User Content (whether published or not) or any other information as we reasonably believe is necessary to:
satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process, subpoena or governmental request;
enforce these Terms, including investigation of potential violations of it;
detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues;
respond to user support requests; or
protect our, our users’ or the public’s rights, property or safety.
We do not guarantee that our site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.
You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access our site. You should use your own virus protection software.
You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.
We are deeply committed to safeguard the intellectual property rights of others, and expect our Users to do the same. In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, we will respond expeditiously to claims of copyright infringement committed using Our Site that are reported to Metro News' Designated Copyright Agent, identified in the sample notice below.
Submit a Notice
If you are a copyright owner, or are authorized to act on behalf of one, and you believe in good faith that any material or content made available on or through Our Site has been used or exploited in a manner that infringes or violates any work or other intellectual property you own or control, please report the alleged copyright infringements taking place by completing the following DMCA Notice of Alleged Infringement (“Notice“) and delivering it to Novelty’s Designated Copyright Agent. Upon receipt of the Notice as described below, we will take whatever action, in our sole discretion, as we deem appropriate, including removal of the challenged material from Our Site.
You can submit a Notice by:
Providing the following information to our Designated Copyright Agent:
Identify the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed, or – if multiple copyrighted works are covered by this Notice – you may provide a representative list of the copyrighted works that you claim have been infringed.
the material that you claim is infringing (or to be the subject of infringing activity) and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material, including at a minimum, if applicable, the URL of the link(s) shown on Our Site where such material may be found; and
the reference or link, to the material or activity that you claim to be infringing, that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate that reference or link, including at a minimum, if applicable, the URL of the link(s) shown on Our Site where such reference or link may be found.
Provide your contact details – mailing address, telephone number, and, if available, email address.
Include both of the following statements in the body of the Notice:
“I hereby state that I have a good faith belief that the disputed use of the copyrighted material or reference or link to such material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law (e.g., as a fair use).”
“I hereby state that the information in this Notice is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that I am the owner, or authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyright or of an exclusive right under the copyright that is allegedly infringed.”
Provide your full legal name and your electronic or physical signature.
Deliver this Notice, with all items completed, to Metro News' Designated Copyright Agent:
Via email: Legal@MyMetroNews.org
Via postal address: PO Box 16, McHenry, IL 60051-9000
Upon receipt of a valid Notice, our policy is to remove or disable access to any content or material that we believe in good faith is infringing or violating the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of any third party, and to notify the alleged infringer that we have removed or disabled access to such content or material. We will use our best commercial efforts to remove or disable access to such content, however we cannot guarantee that it will be removed or disabled. In addition, we reserve the right to remove or disable access to any content or material posted, uploaded, published or incorporated in or to Our Site by repeated infringers.
What if I received a Notice?
If you receive a Notice it means that certain content that you have uploaded to Our Site has been deleted from Our Site at the request of the content’s owner or authorized licensee. If you want us to forward the information from the Notice, please email us at Legal@MyMetroNews.org to let us know.
If you believe in good faith that the content was removed in error, you have the option to file a counter-notice (“Counter Notice“) by following the steps below.
You Counter Notice should include all of the following:
Your name, address, and telephone number.
DMCA ID printed at the bottom of the notification email.
The source address of the content that was removed (copy and paste the link in the Counter Notice).
A statement under penalty of perjury that you have a good faith belief that the content was removed in error.
A statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which the address is located, or if your address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which Novelty is located, and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided the original complaint or an agent of such person.
Provide your full legal name and your electronic or physical signature.
Please email your Counter Notice to legal@MyMetroNews.org
If a proper Counter Notice is received by us, we may send a copy thereof to the original complaining party and inform him/her that that Metro News may replace the removed material or cease disabling access to it in ten (10) business days. Unless Metro News first receives notice from the copyright owner of the allegedly infringed work(s) or his/her agent that such person has filed an action seeking a court order to restrain the alleged infringer from engaging in infringing activity relating to the referenced material on Our Site, Metro News may, at its sole discretion, replace such material and cease disabling access to it within ten (10) business days or more following receipt of the Notice, at our discretion.
Please note that when you provide us a Notice or a Counter Notice, we are relying on the information that you have provided us. Any person who knowingly misrepresents that the material or activity is infringing, shall be liable for any damages, including costs and attorneys’ fees, incurred to the alleged infringer, to any copyright owner, copyright owner’s authorized licensee or to Metro News, who is injured by such misrepresentation.
Please remember that there are legal and financial consequences for fraudulent or bad faith submissions. Before submitting a Notice or a Counter Notice, be sure that you are the actual rights’ holder of the content or that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed in error, and understand the repercussions of submitting a false claim.
Linking to our site
You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.
You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.
You must not establish a link to our site in any website that is not owned by you.
Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page.
We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.
If you wish to make any use of content on our site other than that set out above, please contact Custodian@MyMetroNews.org
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While we follow FCC Standards & Regulations, a portion of our public inspection file is not necessary to be available at the FCC Website. The portions of the public file that are now available online are available for inspection at the station.
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According to the rules of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, all broadcast stations must maintain in their public file and on their website a report concerning their compliance with the FCC's policy on Equal Employment Opportunities. While we are not required to do this, we still make all information pertaining to EEO available to the public.
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Where can I learn more about the information you collect about my online activities?
What are my choices about interest based advertising?
- Visit aboutads.info to learn about online behavioural advertising and the opt out choices offered by advertisers and other companies that participate in the industry Consumer Choice program.
- If you would like to opt-out of such ad networks’ and services’ advertising practices, go to http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ to opt-out in desktop and mobile browsers.
- You may download the AppChoices app at www.aboutads.info/appchoices to opt-out in mobile ads.
Where can I learn more about interest based advertising?
- Visit the Privacy Matters campaign website to learn more about browser controls that can help you exercise your privacy choices.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)
Q: What does DB stand for in your stations call letters?
A: Digital Broadcaster – Unlike FM (Frequency Modulation), AM (Amplitude Modulation) and TV (Television), we do not require the use of a high-powered transmitter, antenna, on-site translator or repeaters. Our signal originates from our studios in various locations that use minimal broadcast reception and minimal signal transmission equipment as necessary. While our broadcasts are carried on-air via transmitters, repeaters and translators at various radio and television stations around the globe, our electronic footprint is minimal since most programming is pre-recorded.
Q: Why do I get a voicemail when I'm trying to call into a “Live” show?
A: As previously mentioned, most shows that we directly broadcast from our control centre are pre-recorded programmes. Shows originally produced at one of our studios may or may not be “Live”, but state that they are. Technically, when the show was originally recorded, it may have been a live broadcast, but we re-broadcast programmes several times per day. Programmes from other sources are responsible to inform you if it's a recording or not. But, also make sure your clock is set correctly. You might have missed or be early for a broadcast. See our programming schedule for details.
Q: How can I make a donation?
A: We sincerely appreciate and truly thrive on your financial and material support. But, please make note that we do NOT accept donations for other programmes that we do not produce. This is clearly indicated on each page of each show. If you wish to make a donation to our station, projects, shows, etc., please visit this page for a secure way to do so. Donations and contributions to other shows not owned by our company can be made via the links on our website for that shows respective page. Please note: we do not solicit donations for other programmes, ministries, projects, etc. that are not our own. And we NEVER cold call anyone asking for a donation. The only way we solicit donations and sponsorships is via our website and on air.
Q: How else can I help financially support Metro America?
A: We appreciate you and everyone you know visiting our website and clicking on the links provided in the advertisements on each page. For example, if you wish to make a purchase on Amazon, one of our partner sponsors, please visit our website first, click on any of the Amazon.com adverts and place your order that way instead of directly going to Amazon's website without visiting ours. We make a small percentage of each sale if you visit our site and click through to their link via our web link. Thank you for doing so and having everyone you know consider doing so as well.
Q: How can I contact a member of the news team or other staff or volunteer at your station?
A: We have various locations and the exact location of where our staff, volunteers, but especially our on-air personalities actual work is always undisclosed for security reasons. The best way to reach someone is to leave a voicemail, e-mail or call directly to the station they are assigned at.
Q: Do you have a lost & found?
A We do. Our security office holds items for up to one calendar year from the time it was discovered. You must have proper identification and in most cases retrieve your article(s) in person. In most cases, if an item is to be returned through the mail, you will be responsible for the postage, confirmation & signature service associated with the delivery.
Q: Can I take a tour or visit your stations or performances?
A: Our fans and supporters mean alot to us. When we are at a public or private venue, you're more than welcome to see us then. Our studio locations are only given to people who have direct business to conduct with one of our stations such as a person being interviewed or performer, artist, etc. We have plenty of photos and video footage available on our website and others like YouTube and MetaCafe for your enjoyment.
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The best way to know what your child is doing online is to ask. Whether you ask other parents, an Internet-savvy friend, or your child about how they use the Internet asking the right questions will help you understand what your child is doing online so you can make sure they are making safe online choices.
Questions to ask your child:
- What sites do you visit?
- What do you do on those sites?
- Why do you go to that site?
- How much time do you spend on the site?
- Did you have to register?
- What information did they ask for?
- What information did you give?
Spend time surfing the Web with your child. This is a great way to learn about what types of interactions your child is having online, and with whom.
Once you have an idea of how your child uses the Internet and what is available to them, you can establish online guidelines and rules. Whether it’s setting guidelines about which sites to visit or what’s okay to do online, it is essential to clearly communicate the rules to your child.
Speak often to your child about potential risks and what to do in various situations. Encourage your child to ask questions about situations they run into. Being aware of the risks your child faces, and communicating frequently with your child about these risks, will help develop their judgment and responsibility about Internet usage.
While the Internet offers amazing opportunities for entertainment, education, connectivity, and more, anyone who goes online should understand basic Online Safety. Teaching these basics to your children is essential.
- When asked by friends or strangers, online or offline, never share Account IDs and Passwords.
- Don’t reveal any personal identity information in your Screen Names, such as your birthday, hobbies, hometown or school.
- In any information exchange, like e-mail or chat, never give any personal information about yourself or someone else.
- Don’t share photos of yourself, your family, or your home with people you meet online.
- Never open e-mails that come from unknown sources DELETE them.
- If you receive mean or threatening comments online, don’t respond. Log off and report the activity to your parents.
- Nothing you write on the Web is completely private. Be careful what you write and to whom.
- Never make plans to meet an online “friend” in person.
- WHEN IN DOUBT: Always ask your parents for help. If you’re not sure, log off.
Just as a child may encounter bullying or aggressive behavior from other students in school, they may be subject to bullying online. So-called “cyber bullies” may send harmful and cruel words or images through the Internet or an electronic device such as a cell phone, in order to harass, embarrass, humiliate, and threaten their target. Other forms of bullying include password hacking, identity theft and blackmail. Many kids may be equally likely to become bullies or victims. While some are anonymous, cyber bullies are often kids who are known by a child from their school, camp, community group, or neighborhood.
It is important to talk openly with children about how to handle cyber bullying issues. If your child encounters a form of cyber bullying, remember that bullies thrive on the reactions of their targets. Children should avoid escalating the situation by refraining from responding to the bully. Parents should contact your local authorities if the problem persists. Be sure to save all messages, including dates and time.
Children as young as two are interacting with the Internet from their parents’ laps. As they get older, however, they may begin to venture online by themselves, with as much support and guidance as you can provide. It is up to parents to decide which controls to put in place and when to ease up as children grow and mature in their decision-making. Here are some resources that you can use to shape your child’s Internet usage:
- Many sites have guides for parents. Take a look to make sure that you understand how the sites your child visits approach safety.
- Some sites offer parental controls. Take advantage of parental controls to determine what your child has access to.
- Most browsers have settings that can block Web sites or entire domains. Use these controls to pre-select Web sites children can or cannot visit.
- Research software available that can monitor children’s Internet use.
- Review the privacy policies of your child’s favorite sites to be aware of what kind of information is being collected about your child, and how it is being used.