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TERMS OF USE
The Reason Foundation Web sites including, but not limited to, Reason.com, Reason.org, and Reason.tv (the "Websites"), contain material that is protected by copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws. Unless otherwise specified, the Websites and all content on the Websites are intended for your personal, noncommercial use only. You may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit or distribute in any way any material from the Websites except as provided in this Terms of Use. You may download material from the Websites and may use the Websites for your personal, non-commercial use only, provided you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices. You may not republish any content from the Websites, distribute any content to others, modify, sell or otherwise use the content or decompile, reverse engineer or disassemble any software or other products or processes accessible at the Websites. That means, DO NOT STEAL OUR STUFF. If you are interested in arranging permission to reuse content, contact permissions@reason.com. Your license to use the Websites is contingent upon your compliance with these Terms of Use.

You agree to use the Websites in accordance with these Terms of Use. Accessing the Websites, in any manner, for the purpose of obtaining information, technical or otherwise, constitutes use of the Websites such that these Terms of Use bind the party accessing the Websites. Reason Foundation may need to change these Terms of Use or impose new conditions on use of the Websites, from time to time, in which case we will post the revised Terms of Use on the Websites. By continuing to use the Websites after we post any such changes, you accept the Terms of Use, as modified.

You may establish a hypertext link to the Websites so long as the link does not state or imply any sponsorship of your site by Reason Foundation.

LICENSE TO REASON FOUNDATION
By posting messages, uploading files, or otherwise providing any material for display on the Websites, you are representing that you are the owner of the material, or are making your submission with the consent of the owner of the material, all information you provide is true, accurate, current and complete and does not violate these Terms of Use. In addition, when you post a message, upload a file, or otherwise provide us with material for display on the Websites, you are granting Reason Foundation a perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, non-exclusive, worldwide license, with the right to use, copy, sublicense, modify, adapt, transmit, distribute, publicly perform or display such material. The foregoing grants shall include the right to exploit any proprietary rights in such material, including but not limited to rights under copyright, trademark, service mark or patent laws in any jurisdiction. All rights in this paragraph are granted without compensation of any sort to you.

RESTRICTED ACCESS
Access to certain areas of Websites, including but not limited to the Reason Magazine digital edition, is restricted. To use certain features, you will need a username and password, which you will receive or create through the applicable site's registration process. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and account, and are responsible for all activities (whether by you or by others) that occur under your password or account. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, and to ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. Reason Foundation may disable your user ID and password at Reason Foundation's sole discretion without notice or explanation.

DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
The Websites include links and pointers to Internet sites, content and services provided by third parties. Reason Foundation's linking to any third party sites does not imply an endorsement or sponsorship of such sites or the information, products or services offered on or through the sites. In addition, Reason Foundation does not operate or control in any respect any information, products or services that third parties may provide on or through the Websites or on web sites linked to by Reason Foundation.

USE OF THE SITES IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. REASON FOUNDATION CANNOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR HEART ATTACKS OR ANXIETY PROMPTED BY THE STORIES WE PUBLISH ABOUT GOVERNMENT EXCESSES AND ABUSE. THE MATERIALS, INFORMATION, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES OFFERED ON OR THROUGH THE SITES AND ANY THIRD-PARTY SITES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, REASON FOUNDATION DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. REASON FOUNDATION DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITES OR ANY OF ITS FUNCTIONS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT ANY PART OF THE SITES, INCLUDING BULLETIN BOARDS, OR THE SERVERS THAT MAKE SERVICES AVAILABLE, ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. YOU ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY MAINTENANCE, REPAIR OR CORRECTION. REASON FOUNDATION DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE SITES OR MATERIALS ON THE SITES OR ON THIRD-PARTY SITES IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, RELIABILITY OR OTHERWISE. REASON FOUNDATION ASSUMES NO LIABILITY FOR THE CONTENT OF THE SITES, DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT USE OF THE CONTENT WILL NOT INFRINGE RIGHTS OF THIRD PARTIES AND REASON FOUNDATIONHAS NO RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY OF ACTIONS OF THIRD PARTIES OR FOR CONTENT PROVIDED BY OTHERS. IN NO EVENT SHALL BAYBIOTECH REVIEW, ITS AFFILIATES EMPLOYEES, AGENTS OR CONTENT PROVIDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, OR FOR ANY AMOUNT OF DIRECT DAMAGES IN EXCESS OF $100. (Since some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of certain categories of damages, the above limitation many not apply to you. In such states, the liability of Reason Foundation is limited to the fullest extent permitted by such state law.)

ONLINE COMMERCE
Reason Foundation may allow you to purchase many different types of products and services online that are provided by third parties. Reason Foundation is not responsible for the quality, accuracy, timeliness, reliability or any other aspect of these products and services. If you make a purchase from a merchant on the Websites or sites linked to by Reason Foundation, the information obtained during your visit to that merchant's online store or site, and the information that you give as part of the transaction, such as your credit card number and contact information, is collected by the merchant. A merchant may have separate privacy and data collection practices. Reason Foundation has no responsibility or liability for these independent practices. For more information regarding a merchant, its online store, and its privacy policies, return to that merchant's home page and click on its information links or contact the merchant directly. You release Reason Foundation and its partners, affiliates, suppliers, licensors, officers, directors, shareholders, employees, representatives, contractors, agents and content providers from any damages that you incur, and agree not to assert any claims against them arising from or relating to your purchase or use of any products or services made available by third parties through Reason Foundation.

When you purchase products or services on or through the Websites, you may be subject to additional terms and conditions that specifically apply to your purchase or use of such products or services. If you have any questions about these additional terms and conditions, you should contact the merchant of such products or services directly.

You agree to be financially responsible for all purchases made by you or someone acting on your behalf through the Websites. You agree to use the Websites and to purchase services or products through the Websites for legitimate, non-commercial purposes only. You also agree not to make any purchases for speculative, false or fraudulent purposes or for the purpose of anticipating demand for a particular product or service. You agree to only purchase goods or services for yourself or for another person for whom you are legally permitted to do so. When making a purchase for a third party that requires you to submit the third party's personal information to Reason Foundation or a merchant, you represent that you have obtained the express consent of such third party to provide such third party's personal information.

INDEMNIFICATION
YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOLD HARMLESS, REASON FOUNDATIONAND ITS PARTNERS, AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS, LICENSORS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, SHAREHOLDERS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES, CONTRACTORS, AGENTS AND CONTENT PROVIDERS FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, CLAIMS FOR DEFAMATION, TRADE DISPARAGEMENT, PRIVACY AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INFRINGEMENT, AND DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ATTORNEYS' FEES, ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO 1) CONTENT OR INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE; 2) REASON FOUNDATION'S USE OF INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE; 3) INFORMATION OR MATERIAL POSTED OR TRANSMITTED THROUGH YOUR PASSWORD ACCOUNT, EVEN IF NOT POSTED OR TRANSMITTED BY YOU; AND 4) ANY VIOLATION OF THIS TERMS OF USE BY YOU.

TERMINATION
Reason Foundation may terminate or restrict your use of the Websites or any part of the Websites at any time for any reason without notice. In the event of termination, you are no longer authorized to access the part of the Websites affected by such termination or restriction.

COPYRIGHT POLICY

In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the "DMCA"), Reason responds promptly to claims of copyright infringement reported to its designated agent. Please note that under section 512(f) of the DMCA (17 U.S.C. § 512(f)), any person who knowingly and materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing may be subject to liability.

If you are the owner of any exclusive right under copyright laws, or are authorized to act on behalf of such an owner, and you believe that a copyrighted work is being used on a Reason Foundation website in a manner that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our agent with the following information:

  1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
  2. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyright infringements at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a comprehensive list of such works;
  3. Identification of the material that is claimed to be 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 Reason to locate the material;
  4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit Reason to contact you, including a true name, address, telephone number, and, if available, an email address at which you may be contacted;
  5. A statement that you have a good-faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  6. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Claims of copyright infringement should be sent as follows:

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