• Posting Policy

Interactive areas, discussion boards, chat rooms, etc., are intended to encourage public debate. We expect people to differ - judgment and opinion are subjective things and we encourage freedom of speech and a marketplace of ideas. But by using these areas of mountvernonnews.com, you are participating in a community that is intended for all our users. Therefore, we reserve the right to remove any content posted on our site at any time for any reason. Decisions as to whether content violates any Posting Rule will be made by mountvernonnews.com in its discretion after we have actual notice of such posting. Without limiting our right to remove content, we have attempted to provide guidelines to those posting content on our site. When using mountvernonnews.com, please do not post material that:

• contains vulgar, profane, abusive, racist or hateful language or expressions, epithets or slurs, text, photographs or illustrations in poor taste, inflammatory attacks of a personal, racial or religious nature.

• is defamatory, threatening, disparaging, grossly inflammatory, false, misleading, fraudulent, inaccurate, unfair, contains gross exaggeration or unsubstantiated claims, violates the privacy rights of any third party, is unreasonably harmful or offensive to any individual or community.

• violates any right of mountvernonnews.com or any third party.

• discriminates on the grounds of race, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation or disability, or refers to such matters in any manner prohibited by law.

• violates or inappropriately encourages the violation of any municipal, state, federal or international law, rule, regulation or ordinance.

• unfairly interferes with any third party's uninterrupted use of mountvernonnews.com.

• advertises, promotes or offers to trade any goods or services, except in areas specifically designated for such purpose.

• uploads copyrighted or other proprietary material of any kind on mountvernonnews.com without the express permission of the owner of that material.

• uploads or transmits viruses or other harmful, disruptive or destructive files.

• disrupts, interferes with, or otherwise harms or violates the security of mountvernonnews.com, or any services, system resources, accounts, passwords, servers or networks connected to or accessible through mountvernonnews.com or affiliated or linked sites.

• "flames" any individual or entity (e.g., sends repeated messages related to another user and/or makes derogatory or offensive comments about another individual), or repeats prior posting of the same message under multiple threads or subjects.

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