Terms & Conditions

Local News Source is a community web service built in Lawrence for Douglas County businesses.

The content on this application is provided by local businesses and their employees. Please read these terms and conditions carefully, they are the terms of use for our Applications & Services as provided by Local News Source.

  1. User obligation:
Use of our Applications & Services constitutes your acknowledgement and acceptance of these Terms and Conditions, which take effect on the date on which you first use our Applications & Services. By accessing, using and/or downloading materials from this application, you agree on your own behalf and on behalf of each entity and person on whose behalf you act, to abide by the terms and conditions set forth below. Local News Source reserves the right to change these Terms and Conditions at any time and it is your responsibility to refer to and comply with these terms on accessing our Applications & Services. Your continued use of this application after changes are posted constitutes your acceptance of these terms and conditions as modified. If these Terms and Conditions are not accepted in full, you do not have permission to access the contents of this application and therefore should cease using this application immediately.

If there is any conflict between these Terms and Conditions and rules and/or specific terms of use appearing on this application relating to specific material then the latter shall prevail.

  1. Copyright and Other Intellectual Property:
The names, images and logos identifying Local News Source applications, associated companies or third parties and their products and services are proprietary marks of Local News Source, its associated companies and/or third parties. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring by implication or otherwise any license or right under any trade mark or patent of Local News Source, its associated companies or any other third party.
All copyright, trademarks and other intellectual property rights in this application (including the design, arrangement and look and feel) and all material or content supplied as part of our Applications & Services shall remain at all times the property of Local News Source or Local News Source’s licensors. In accessing the Local News Source application, you agree that you do so only for your own personal or your business use. You may not agree to, permit or assist in any way any third party to copy, reproduce, download, post, store, distribute, transmit, broadcast, commercially exploit or modify in any way the material or content without Local News Source’s prior written permission.
  2. Terms of use:
The use of this application is only for lawful purposes, in a manner which does not infringe the rights of or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of this application by any third party. Such restriction or inhibition includes, but is not limited to, conduct which is defamatory, or which may harass, cause distress or inconvenience to any person and the transmission of obscene or offensive content or interruption of the normal flow of dialogue within this application.
  3. Third Party Applications / Links:
Local News Source is not responsible for the availability or content of any release posted by a business, individual or material you access through this application. If you decide to visit any linked site, you do so at your own risk and it is your responsibility to take all protective measures to guard against viruses or other destructive elements. Local News Source does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, services or information on or available from third party websites or material (including payment for and delivery of such products or services). Local News Source is not responsible for any damage, loss or offence caused by or, in connection with, any content, advertising, products, services or information available on such websites or material. Any terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and the relevant provider of the service. 
Links to this application must be direct to any complete content page (and not any part of a page) within Local News Source and must not be viewed within the pages of any other application. Local News Source disclaims all liability for any legal or other consequences (including for infringement of third party rights) of links made to this application. 
Links do not imply that Local News Source endorses, is affiliated or associated with any linked application, or is legally authorized to use any trademark, trade name, logo or copyright symbol displayed in or accessible through the links, or that any linked application is authorized to use any trademark, trade name, logo or copyright symbol of or any of its affiliates or subsidiaries.
  4. Disclaimer/Limitation of Liability: 
This application and the information, names, images, pictures, logos and icons relating to www.lnsdouglascounty.com,, Local News Source, Local News Source Douglas County and/or any associated company, products and services (or to third party products and services), is provided “AS IS” and on an “AS AVAILABLE” basis without any representation or endorsement being made and without warranty of any kind, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.
The information and other materials included on this application may contain inaccuracies and typographical errors. Local News Source does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information and materials or the reliability of any statement or other information displayed or distributed through our Applications & Services (including, without limitation, the information provided through the use of any software). You acknowledge that any reliance on any such statement or information shall be at your sole risk. Local News Source reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to correct any errors or omissions in any part of our Applications & Services and to make changes to our Applications & Services and to the materials, products, programs, services or prices described in our Applications & Services at any time without notice. In no event will Local News Source and/or third parties be liable for any damages including, but not limited to, indirect or consequential damages or any damages including, but not limited to, errors or omissions, indirect or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever arising from use, loss of use, data or profits, whether in action of contract, negligence or other action, arising out of or in connection with the use of our Applications & Services. These exclusions do not apply to death or personal injury caused by Local News Source’s negligence and only applies to the extent permitted by law.

Local News Source does not warrant that the functions contained in this application will be uninterrupted or error free or that defects will be corrected or that this application or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs. Local News Source does not represent the full functionality, accuracy or reliability of any material. Local News Source may terminate, change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of this application, including the availability of any features of our Applications & Services, at any time without notice or liability.

  1. Software: 
From time to time, certain software which is the protected work of Local News Source or its suppliers may be made available to download from this application. You are licensed to use the software on a non-exclusive basis only for the purposes for which it is indicated. You may not use the software for any other purpose and may not redistribute, sell, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble or otherwise deal with the software.
  2. Indemnity: 
You agree to indemnify and keep indemnified Local News Source from and against all claims, damages, expenses, costs and liabilities arising in any manner from your entry to and use of our Applications & Services other than in accordance with these terms and conditions.


  1. User generated content:   In these terms of use, “your user content” means all material (including without limitation text, images, audio material, video material and audio-visual material) that you submit to our website directories, forums, blogs and wiki pages, or that you submit to our website using any other website feature.You grant to us a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, adapt, publish, translate and distribute your submissions in any existing or future media. You also grant to us the right to sub-license these rights, and the right to bring an action for infringement of these rights.Your submissions must not be illegal or unlawful, must not infringe any third party’s legal rights, and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action whether against you or us or a third party (in each case under any applicable law).

    Your submissions (and their publication on our website) must not:

    (a) be libelous or maliciously false;

    (b) be obscene or indecent;

    (c) infringe any copyright, moral right, database right, trade mark right, design right, right in passing off, or other intellectual property right;

    (d) infringe any right of confidence, right of privacy, or right under data protection legislation;

    (e) constitute negligent advice or contain any negligent statement;

    (f) constitute an incitement to commit a crime;

    (g) be in contempt of any court, or in breach of any court order;

    (h) be in breach of racial or religious hatred or discrimination legislation;

    (i) be blasphemous;

    (j) be in breach of official secrets legislation;

    (k) be in breach of any contractual obligation owed to any person;

    (l) depict violence in a explicit, graphic or gratuitous manner;

    (m) be pornographic or sexually explicit;

    (n) be untrue, false, inaccurate or misleading;

    (o) consist of or contain any instructions, advice or other information which may be acted upon and could, if acted upon, cause illness, injury or death, or any other loss or damage;

    (p) constitute spam;

    (q) be offensive, deceptive, threatening, abusive, harassing, or menacing, hateful, discriminatory or inflammatory; or

    (r) cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety to any person.

    Your submissions must be appropriate, civil, tasteful and accord with generally accepted standards of etiquette and behavior on the internet.

    You must not use our website to link to any website or web page consisting of or containing material that would, were it posted on our website, breach the provisions of these terms of use.

    We reserve the right not to issue refunds for any material paid for and published that contravenes the above terms of use.

    You must not submit to our website any submissions that are or have ever been the subject of any threatened or actual legal proceedings or other similar complaint.

    We reserve the right to edit or remove any material submitted to our website, or stored on our servers, or hosted or published upon our website.

    Notwithstanding our rights under these terms of use in relation to user submissions, we do not undertake to monitor the submissions, or the publication of the submissions on our website.


  1. Law and jurisdiction: 
These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Douglas County. Disputes arising here from shall be exclusively subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of Douglas County. Any cause of action you may have with respect to your use of this application must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises.

If any of these Terms and Conditions should be determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by reason of the law of any state or country in which these Terms and Conditions are intended to be effective, then to the extent and within the jurisdiction in which that Term or Condition is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, it shall be severed and deleted from that clause and the remaining terms and conditions shall survive and continue to be binding and enforceable. 
Local News Source makes no representation that materials on this application are appropriate or available for use at other locations outside of the United States and access to them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. If you access this application from a location outside of the United States, you are responsible for compliance with all local laws. This service has the right to remove any user or content and terminate right of use of the service without any specific reason and without being liable for compensation.

  1. Marketing: I hereby irrevocably grant to Local News Source, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, successors, assigns, and licensees (hereinafter collectively referred to as “LNS”), the absolute and unconditional, worldwide right, in perpetuity, without right to any further payment, to use, re-use, transmit, display, license, copyright, and publish my press release and photo, likeness, picture, and image (collectively “My Likeness”) in any photographs, images, recording, footage, video, art or illustrations (collectively “Images”), without restriction, in any and all media now known, or hereafter invented, including without limitation, art, advertising, stock photog­raphy, stock video/footage, stock film, digital or electronic media, print, broadcast. Internet, promotions, commercial and non-commercial use, or for any other pur­pose throughout the world.

I agree that the Images may be combined with other images, text and graphics, and cropped, altered, or modified. I waive all right to view, inspect or approve any product, text, advertisement or any other use of any Images that contain My Likeness and I agree that no use of the Images need be submitted to user for approval.

I hereby irrevocably agree to forever waive and release any claim that I or my successors or assigns have, or may have, against Local News Source or the developer based on any rights of privacy, publicity or any other right that may arise from, or be related to, the use, license, modification (including blurring, altering or distorting whether intentional or otherwise), distribution, publication or reproduction of My Likeness in any and all media.