The terms and conditions outline below for use of Wide Open New’s website at https://wideopennews.com/ :

By accessing and using this Website, you agree to comply with and be bound by these Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to any part of these terms, you must not use the Website.


We employ the use of cookies. By accessing WideOpenNews.com, you agreed to use cookies in agreement with the WideOpenNews Privacy Policy.

Most interactive websites use cookies to let us retrieve the user’s details for each visit. Cookies are used by our website to enable the functionality of certain areas to make it easier for people visiting our website. Some of our affiliate/advertising partners may also use cookies.


All content on WideOpenNews.com, including text, graphics, logos, images, and software, is the property of WideOpenNews.com and is protected under intellectual property rights. You may not reproduce, distribute, display, or create derivative works from any part of the content without our prior written consent.

This Agreement shall begin on the date hereof.

Certain sections of this website provide users with the ability to submit and exchange information and opinions. Before a comment appears on the website, WideOpenNews does not filter, edit, publish, or review it. The opinions expressed here do not necessarily represent those of WideOpenNews, or its affiliates. The opinions and views expressed in comments are those of the person who posted them. WideOpenNews shall not be liable for the Comments and for any costs, damages, or liabilities resulting from the use, publication, or appearance of the Comments on this website, to the extent allowed by applicable law.

WideOpenNews reserves the right to monitor all Comments and to remove any Comments which can be considered inappropriate, offensive or causes breach of these Terms and Conditions.

You hereby grant WideOpenNews a non-exclusive right to use, reproduce, edit and authorize others to use, reproduce and edit any of your Comments in any and all forms, formats or media.

Third-Party Links to our Content

The following organizations may link to our Website without our prior written approval:
• Government organizations/agencies
• News organizations
• Search engines

These organizations are allowed to link to our home page, as long as the link satisfies the following requirements: (a) it must not be misleading in any way; (b) it must not falsely imply sponsorship, endorsement, or approval of the linking party and its goods or services; and (c) it must be appropriate given the context of the linking party’s website.
We may consider approving other link requests (other than the organizations listed above), provided; (a) the link would not make us look unfavorably to ourselves or to our accredited businesses; (b) the organization does not have any negative records with us; (c) the benefit to us from the visibility of the hyperlink compensates the absence of WideOpenNews; and (d) the link is in the context of general resource information.

Content Liability

We shall not be held responsible for any content that appears on your Website. You commit to safeguarding and defending us against any allegations made on your website. There should be no link(s) on the Website that could be seen as defamatory, pornographic, or illegal, or that violates, advocates, or infringes upon the rights of third parties.

Reservation of Rights

We reserve the right to ask that any or all links to our website be removed. You provide your consent to us removing all links to our website right away upon request. Additionally, we reserve the right to revise these terms and conditions as well as the linking policy at any moment. You acknowledge that you are bound by these linking terms and conditions and that you are doing so by continuously linking to our website.
Link removal from our website

You are welcome to get in touch with us at any time if you discover a link on our website that offends you for any reason. While we are not required to do so or to answer you personally, we will take requests to remove links into consideration.
We make no guarantees regarding the accuracy, completeness, or correctness of the information on this website, nor do we guarantee that it will continue to be accessible or that the content will be maintained current.


To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, we exclude all representations, warranties and conditions relating to our website and the use of this website. Nothing in this disclaimer will:
• limit or exclude our or your liability for death or personal injury;
• limit or exclude our or your liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
• limit any of our or your liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or
• exclude any of our or your liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law.

The exclusions and limitations of responsibility outlined in this section and other places in this disclaimer: (a) are governed by the preceding paragraph; and (b) apply to all liabilities arising under the disclaimer, including contractual, tortual, and duty-related liabilities.

We disclaim all liability for any loss, harm, or damage of any kind as long as the website, its contents, and services are offered without charge.

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