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Registration is not required for visitors to view content, but you will need to register in order to submit text, video, audio, photographs or other media as part of our comment or discussion sections on stories, in our blog or our forums. The Newton County Times will not recognize multiple user accounts coming from a single e-mail address.

End User represents that he/she is at least 13 years of age and, if acting on behalf of a group or organization, has the authority to do so. Any minor using the system shall do so only with the consent of a supervising parent. End User is responsible for all use of the Service under End User’s password.

End User acknowledges that he/she is aware that areas accessible on or through the Service may contain material that is unsuitable for minors (persons under 13 years of age). End User, or parent or guardian, as the case may be, agrees to supervise usage of the Service by minors, if any, whom End User permits to use the Service.

Please be aware that the Newton County Times does not guarantee to keep confidential your name, which has been registered with us. Your registration information may be accessed and used by us for any purpose, including for stories we are posting on our website. We also will not protect the confidentiality of your registration if we receive a subpoena from a court ordering us to reveal this information to a third party.

On the interactive areas of our site, users are encouraged to express themselves freely. This means using your own words or content to make a point, ask a question or discuss a subject. You may not post any content that was not originally written by you because such action may be a violation of applicable copyright laws. You may not republish someone else's copyrighted material without permission of the copyright holder.

You also acknowledge by posting on the site that the Newton County Times and its staff will not screen each comment in advance, but we reserve the right to edit, block, remove or move content for any reason, including because it violates this site’s terms of use.

To provide the highest level of customer experience, links to other websites or forums, which attempt to divert users from this website, are strongly discouraged and may also be removed at the discretion of the Newton County Times. The Newton County Times is not responsible for comments posted on this site. Comments posted on the site are the responsibility of the individual posters and not the Newton County Times. We reserve the right to refuse comments of any story or comment, for any reason.

Content may not be illegal, obscene, defamatory, threatening, infringing of intellectual property rights, invasive of privacy or otherwise injurious or objectionable. Anyone who believes a comment or story posted on this website is illegal, obscene, defamatory, threatening, infringing of intellectual property rights, invasive of privacy or otherwise injurious or objectionable should click “report” links inside the commenting system.

Comments that are deemed as inappropriate under these standards may also result in an offending account being banned from our system. Any blocking or banning can occur at any time, for any reason, at the sole and final discretion of the Newton County Times staff. By posting content on the site, you are granting the Newton County Times a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and fully sub-licensable license to use, copy, reproduce, distribute, publish, publicly perform, publicly display, modify, adapt, translate, archive, store, and create derivative works.

The Newton County Times reserves the right at any time and for any reason to deny you access to the site or any portion thereof, and to terminate this Agreement. Termination will be effective without notice. Please note that the Newton County Times reserves the right to change the Terms and Conditions under which this site is made available to you, upon notice, which may be given by us by posting such modifications on the site, by e-mail, or any other reasonable way.

Your continued use of this site following notice of such modifications will be conclusively deemed acceptance of the website’s Terms and Conditions as currently posted here. You agree that notice of changes to this Agreement on the site; delivered by email, or provided in any other reasonable way, constitute reasonable and sufficient notice.

If you have reason to believe that material in which you (or any person or entity for which you are an authorized agent) hold the copyright has been posted in the user comment sections without appropriate authorization, please contact the Newton County Times’ Designated Agent to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement: Newton County Times PO Box 453 | Jasper, AR 72641.

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