Launch Date:
February 26, 2007 – Maureen O’Connor, New York

alternativeconsumer.com Terms of Site Use

This statement covers the site www.alternativeconsumer.com,
(“The Alternative Consumer”). Please read this statement carefully before using or proceeding to visit The Alternative Consumer. Your use of The Alternative Consumer indicates your agreement to abide by the Terms in effect.

External Link Disclaimer
The Alternative Consumer contains links to external, third party web sites along with relevant commentary to provide our visitors with an up to date digest of current news stories.

By providing links to other sites, The Alternative Consumer does not guarantee, approve or endorse the information or products available at these sites, nor does a link indicate any association with or endorsement by the linked site to The Alternative Consumer.

The Alternative Consumer does not operate or control and has no responsibility for the information, products and/or services found on any external sites. Nor do we represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any information, products and/or services provided on or through any external sites, including, without limitation, warranties of any kind, either express or implied, warranties of title or non-infringement or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

Users of The Alternative Consumer site assume complete responsibility and risk in their use of any external sites. Users should direct any concerns regarding any external link to its site administrator or web-master.
The Alternative Consumer Comments and Discussion Terms of Use
In order to enhance the user-experience of our site, visitors can choose to leave comments to particular posts of interest. The following guidelines must be adhered to by all users posting and/or viewing comments:

– If a comment were made using your identity the comment will be deemed posted by you.
– Do not post abusive, obscene, threatening, harassing, defamatory, libelous, offensive or sexually explicit material.
– Do not intentionally make false or misleading statements.
– Do not offer to sell or buy any product or service.
– Do not post material that infringes copyright.
– Do not post information that you know to be confidential or sensitive, or otherwise in breach of the law.
– Keep all comments relevant and ‘on topic’ to the particular The Alternative Consumer posting open for comments.
– The Alternative Consumer will not accept responsibility for information posted in the Comments.

If The Alternative Consumer receives notice that any posting is not in keeping with these terms and conditions or the intended use of the Comments, The Alternative Consumer may remove that posting and/or any other related postings.

Please note that unless The Alternative Consumer is notified of a posting that is not in keeping with these terms and conditions then we will not remove it, furthermore we do not exercise any form of editorial control or censorship of Comments other than the above stated procedure.

To leave a comment, users must submit information including a valid email address. The Alternative Consumer uses such information to screen out visitors who leave comments prohibited by our terms and conditions use, and will not pass this information to another organization. While we are drafting a Privacy Policy, we can clearly state that we respect each of our user’s right to privacy, and we promise that we will never trade or sell their email address.
Collection of Information
The Alternative Consumer is the sole owner of the information collected on www.alternativeconsumer.com. The Alternative Consumer may collect information from our visitors at several points on our website.

Notification of Changes
Whenever The Alternative Consumer changes the Terms of Use,
those changes will be posted to this Statement, and other places
deemed appropriate so our users will be aware.

Contact Information
If you have any questions regarding these terms and conditions, please contact us at:  m@alternativeconsumer.com.